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Stuff...but more importantly, Summer is over!

For a lot of you, summer has been long gone for awhile. In Houston, we've just really started to have the weather turn in to some actual Fall type weather. I've been in a bit of a rut with all the seasonal change stuff and it's personal...

 
 
 

Halloween Raffle for Extra Life

I've won a free copy of FLOCK on PSN and I don't know what to do with it. I could use it myself, but I've been looking at Destructoid's totals for Extra Life and I want a bit more. We're just shy of $7,000 raised as a community and I wa...

 
 
 

Rant: Uncharted 3 and Euro Gamer

I had this written up late last night, but wasn't planning on doing anything with it because it's pretty ranty and not that good. However, this issue bled on to the front page and I figured I'd post it instead of deleting it. So apparent...

 
 
 

Online Passes: Nickels and Dimes

In the games industry, a trend has started up that honestly shouldn't be all that surprising. Maximizing profits are the name of the game for any business and what we're seeing follows that. Whether it be online passes, cut content fo...

 
 
 

Extra Life: The Good, The Bad and The Awesome

Sorry guys, I had intended to post this blog yesterday, but sleep happened. I want to thank you all once again for everything you did this month to help hospitals in need. I'm not sure if this will cure cancer like some of the Destructo...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Labor Day: Player 2

Most of us, if we're lucky, will stumble across our player 2 in life. They'll be open and accepting of all your faults and will hopefully indulge in your hobbies. You in turn will hopefully indulge in theirs. Give and trade, you know...

 
 
 

Improvements: Stuff

I think we've had a solid week of improvements listed on the cblogs, so I'm throwing this stuff out in haste. Hopefully it won't turn in to a long blog. I've requested this on Niero's cblog a few months back, but I don't think he reads ...

 
 
 

Stuff...but less importantly, I didn't go to PAX

It's been an hour and 45 minutes that I've been sitting here at work with my first customer stopping in a minute ago for a $20 sale. Thankfully this week has been insanely busy, but this is a bit disappointing to cap it off with. Since ...

 
 
 

Thank you for all you've done. What do I owe you?

I bought Pocket Fighter off the PSN sale and it got me thinking about why I purchased this title. Sure it's a good game, not something I actually really needed in my life. Even weirder is the fact that it's one of the only PSOne Classic...

 
 
 

Handhelds: East vs West

As of right now, there is a fracture between Western and Eastern markets that is causing a fair bit of uncertainty in the industry. For all extents and purposes the handheld market is drying up in America. With the rise of high end ph...

 
 
 

MAG: Free to Play or Free to Pass?

Amesome community blog contest holder Ckarasu is running a contest on breaking down the free to play model in certain games. This is my first entry. MAG is a "Massive Action Game" that was released early last year by Sony Entertainment....

 
 
 
 
 

Rapid Angel Contest Result: SURPRISE ENDING!

Now let it be known that I quite suck at choosing one person over another in a bout of awesome. These were some awesome entrants and all of them scratched my fanboy itch. We had some Batman, Tank Girl, Dead or Alive, Venom and Green Lant...

 
 
 

Rapid Angel Contest Reminder: ENDS TONIGHT!

So far I've received quite a few quality entrants. Also, some non-entrants. However, I still think there are those people out there that want a free game! So, this is the reminder that the contest closes tonight at 10pm. I guess I'll ...

 
 
 

The "I've Entered Too Many Contests" Contest

Rough Translation: CONTEST TIME! In honor of what has been a great two weeks of discussion on Digital Distribution, I've decided to hold a little contest. Okay, actually I entered in two separate contests and won the same digital game. ...

 
 
 
 
 

Disgaea 4 is Changing

Disgaea 4 is coming out in September for North America with Europe following a bit later. It is the first SRPG in the world to adopt fully realized online features. This has had me on the edge of my seat since I first found out about it...

 
 
 

About manasteel88one of us since 2:10 AM on 01.09.2008



Front Paged:
E for Effort: Mass Effect 1+2
E3 2010 Recap
Changes: Fatherhood
Technical Difficulties: What A Difference Time Makes
A True Opponent Stands Before Me
P2 Press Start: Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
10 Games Captain America Would Play
Looking Out for the Little Guy
Special Little Places: Mississippi Memories
Game Development is Hard

Front Paged on Flixist:
The Dichotomy of a Dark Knight
Not Understanding Your Audience
A True Classic: Superman Returns

Articles I wrote that I liked:
That One Mook: Gafgarion
My first playthrough of Resident Evil 2
Love/Hate: Operation Darkness
EVO 2010
Recettear Preview
Teh Bias: Nippon Ichi Software, Dood!
More Than Just Noise: Haunted by Final Fantasy
2010: Year in review and some other musings
Obligatory Destructoid Community Rocks Post
Groundhog Day: Stuck in a Book
A story from the Wasteland
PowerUp 2011
E3 2011: MS, Sony, Ninty, and AWARDS
Freedom: Jetpacks
Handhelds: East vs West
Labor Day: Player 2
Online Passes: Nickles and Dimes
2011: Year in Review and Top 10 XBL Indies
Depression
Limitations
Father's Day: Game Development



Comics in Games
Comics in Games: Games in Comics
Comics in Games: The Original Batman
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four Deleted Scenes
Comics in Games: Superman
Comics in Games: The Best of Marvel 1994

Comics in Crossover Games
- Spider-man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!
- Spider-man the Video Game
- Spider-man and the X-men in Arcade's Revenge
- Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems
- Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
- Marvel Brothel
- Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
- Marvel Trading Card Game
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold



Games Created:
Dariaia
The Ugly Game
Procrastination


RetroforceGO Videos



My Greatest Failure

"We constantly have to revisit 'Why would Donkey Kong do this?' or 'Why would this environment be like this?' And then we start thinking: 'We're making a game about a gorilla wearing a tie.'"
-Michael Kelbaugh of Retro Studios on Donkey Kong Country Returns



"I have to say it's kinda scary how much you know about this game."
-Nicolau Chaud creator of Marvel Brothel
 
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