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OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAND!!!

What!? Nine thousand!? Our dog and cat duo of Momo and Chief have been known to have epic duals. But what hath Chief wrought this time? Feel free to check out the original as Momo was bawwwing during a haircut. But don't worry, they'r...

 
 
 

Ha ah!

I guess I should change the look of my Dtoid blog, am i rite?

 
 
 

Get Your Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Race On

“Everyone on Installation 04 drifted. It was impossible to drive straight.” As one of those press jerks, I've been fiddling around with the Halo 3 Legendary Map pack for nearly a week now. Not only is this the best collection of Halo 3 m...

 
 
 

Lost Odyssey packaging is fantastic!

You may have heard that the packaging for Microsoft's latest JRPG adventure, Lost Odyssey, is lacking in quality. Well, I'm here to tell you that's not true. You see, the tri-spindled discs and enveloped fourth is what you find in the regul...

 
 
 

A Video Tour of Arcade Infinity

As a taste of what's to come in the third entry of the No Country for Old Arcades series I'm working on, here's a video tour of my favorite arcade in the whole, wide world, Arcade Infinity. I flew down to LA for the story this weekend ...

 
 
 

No Country for Old Arcades: Keystone II

Part Two is officially live! The best arcade in California for competitive fighting games is an invite-only establishment run out of some guys garage and for as awesome as Keystone II is, that is the state of the arcade industry. When ...

 
 
 

No Country for Old Arcades

Moments after being handed my first set of car keys, I began a ritual that would be repeated multiple times each week for nearly a decade now. I’d grab my cup full of tokens, the latest Super Eurobeat release (it being the style at the ...

 
 
 

The Winter Cometh and the Winter Taketh

It's cold, grey and really ****ty in general. Winter is here and to me that only means one thing. Fiona Apple. And lots of it. Speaking of feeling cold, grey and ****ty in general, how about that Duke Nukem Forever trailer, eh? I'm with...

 
 
 

GameTap Food Porn

I come back in on a Monday morning and what am I craving? None other than the officially unofficial GameTap taco truck! Oh sweet Jesus what I would I not do for a round of carnitas and cheese! Behold! A mobile feast of ethnic proportions...

 
 
 

Shame Unlike Anything

What's more shameful than hanging out with yourself on a Saturday night while playing guitar and vocals at the same time in Rock Band? Having not just one of your instruments fail upon starting, but two instruments find their way to an ea...

 
 
 

Holiday Swag (UPDATED: Now with cheese!)

I'm gnawing on a block of cheese that was sent to us by Square-Enix. I'm contributing to the downfall of games journalarism! Also: Wideload stopped by today and with them came awesome pins. That's all for now. Sorry for the lack of update...

 
 
 

It's time to Bubble Bobble

Do you enjoy Bubble Bobble? Do you feel as though you possess what the kids refer to as, "mad skills?" Would you like to receive a prize for said skills? Splendid! Because you'll have until midnight tonight (EST) to prove yourself in the fi...

 
 
 
 

Priceless

Holy cripes on toast! We just picked up a 60" Sony Bravia today! All because of Rock Band! Exclamation points! After attending Chris Kohler's Friday night jam session, Shelby and I were driving back to our side of the Bay when she asked th...

 
 
 
 

Closing It Out

With the start of November comes the last Holiday push of gaming goodness. Here at the GameTap office we're positively buried in titles to cover, review and generally plow through in time for vacation. And this got me thinking ... what does...

 
 
 

Hannah Montana: The Review!

Well, here it is. My review of Hannah Montana: Music Jam for the Nintendo DS! When it initially arrived, purple stylus and all, it made for a good laugh. Of course it did. It's Hannah Montana, right? Which is exactly why I wanted to cove...

 
 
 

A Spliced Up Halloween

Sir Bettenhausen of the EGM clan held his annual Halloween bash this past weekend and as usual, it was the social event of the season. Hey, even Tiff managed to make it! lawl! My girlfriend and I had this big, elaborate plan for a Bioshock...

 
 
 
 

Perfect Strangers

There are times where I miss being a news blogger. Oh, sure, access was tough and the pay was even worse, but the headlines. Headlines that send my heart a flutter and turn Photoshop into a paradise of impossible dreams. So when Jason Booth...

 
 
 

Deal or No Deal

Monday's aren't that hard. At least, not until you go to Chili's for lunch and land yourself smackdab in a food coma. My girlfriend Shelby and I (featured in last Friday's Art Attack!) swung by our local Toys R' Us this weekend to take a ...

 
 
 

Human After All [Update]

I met up with everyone's favorite Tiff of Destructoid last night at EA's [blank] event. I have to say [blank] event because it's to remain under wraps at the moment, but don't worry. It's nothing you folks don't already know about. The eve...

 
 
 

Thoughts on Street Fighter IV

Finally, we talk out loud about Street Fighter IV. Okay, maybe not so much, but it's nice to finally have an official announcement after just sort of giggling like an idiot for the past year or so. Oh, come now. Like you didn't know! So,...

 
 
 

Polysics: Live in SF Tonight!

The house Excelsior is making a trip out to San Francisco tonight to go see Polysics at Bottom of the Hill. Normally, seeing a show in the city isn't a big deal, but you don't understand! This is Polysics! I'm really not big on Japanese mus...

 
 
 

The Definitive Collection

Greetings from the ever so lovely San Jose Convention Center! I'm here with my roommate to take part in a meeting to discuss the always awesome Fanime convention. Sure, it doesn't take place until May of next year, but it's never too early ...

 
 
 

All Smashed Out

Nintendo held their big media conference today and between the hours of Smash Bros Brawl and waggling remotes like crazy, I'm feeling pretty exhausted. I was so tired when I got home today that I couldn't even sit at my laptop long enough t...

 
 
 

Meeting Peter Moore

For a period of time, I was a staff writer for a very prominent gaming blog. As such, I spent just as much time in Photoshop as I did my word processor and like most folks in my position, I just couldn't seem to keep Peter Moore out of the ...

 
 
 

The Introduction Dance

Before Miss Chow maims me for not creating something -- anything -- I should introduce myself. I'm Jared and I'm the Community Coordinator over at GameTap. If you're not familiar, GameTap is a service that allows you to download and play ne...

 
 

About jaredrone of us since 1:47 AM on 10.09.2007

Hi, I'm Jared, a games industry writer, living in the Bay Area who currently has a lot of time on his hands! If you're going to stalk me, do it right and check out my personal site!