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Review: Global Agenda Starts Tomorrow

This is kind of a strange position I've fallen into. I was tempted, but never really thought I would buy this game. What actually happened was that I started talking video games a lot with a guard at the book store where I work at part tim...

 
 
 

The Future: Whores Will Spill Out Into The Streets

I wanted to explain my last blog post. While it was harsh, I meant it. Whether or not SCMRPG is art, I wanted to point out the hypocritical, circular, and reformative logic sandorasbox employs in their argument. Despite the fact that they...

 
 
 

"Super Columbine Massacre RPG is retarded...."

Why yes. Nicely put. That is a very nice distillation of what that game is. It's not like you didn't just feed the flames of arbitration and madness. What in the wide world of art was I thinking? Blast! How did I not think of something s...

 
 
 

The Future: The Inevitable Fork

It's a pointy, uncomfortable topic. You can use it to bite off more than you can chew, but most people use it to pick through leftovers. It's not too fun. I myself made the decision about this pretty recently. My decision was based primar...

 
 
 

How the PSP Go Power Switch is Destroying America

There's a specific design flaw of the PSPgo I feel I have to point out to Sony. It is a particularly worrying design flaw due to the fact that it can kill your PSP Go. I am not saying this out of jest. Do not take it as a personal attack ...

 
 
 

This One's for Chad: The Dolphin Helmet

In the Venetian sculpture exhibit at the National Gallery of Art there is a helmet, or burgonet as the Italians might have called it back in the day. This burgonet brought me back to a simpler time. A time when PS2s were still the rage. A...

 
 
 

DoW 2: Orks in Progress, Part 1

Space Orks. The anti-space marine. They're a clanky, unrefined race that stretch the limits of realism in terms of space-travelling war machines. In Dawn of War 2, they have vehicle units that spew smoke and appear to be Frankensteined ou...

 
 
 

Art Over Game Play

So I finally got back into playing Okami on the Wii. It's really a surprising game. I find the combat to be repetitive and the dialogue to be a bit questionable. A lot of the items and weapons are useless. Even the graphical quality could...

 
 
 

Call of Duty 4 Versus The World

The question I want to pose in this piece is, "why play 60 hours of multiplayer, when I could play 60 hours of numerous other games?" Where did my life go when I connected to XBL? My eyes have burned bright images of gunfire and claymore ...

 
 
 

Video Game Journalism: Talking About the Hype

It just occurred to me that is this what Video Game Journalism is for? To report objectively whether these hyped games are over hyped or not. I'm sure Sterling (in reference to the recent Midway post) and the rest get that a lot, second...

 
 
 

That Reminds Me: Left 4 Dead & Kung Fu Chaos

Spending approximately 5 hours and nineteen minutes getting horribly thrashed attempting to complete the same last chapter in a game certainly affords one the time to fully appreciate the influences of this wonderful zombie busting action...

 
 
 

A Time to Build: Thanksgiving Break

Be grateful for the time you will have to finally finish the Punch Out! game you downloaded to your WIi. Be grateful that a lot of classes are canceled this week and finals are going to be a breeze. Most of all, be grateful that your br...

 
 
 
 

Lightspeed Champion loves Zelda

Watch closely and you'll recognize some old Zelda baddies lurking in this 10-minute long epic by ex-Test Icicle member Devonte Hynes. It is soothing, slide guitar-y, and features a myriad of dramatic shifts. This is a well-orchestrate...

 
 
 
 

Fallout 3 Has Fallen INTO My Heart...

Thank you RFGO for making this title possible. Anyway, I have been playing Fallout 3 for about 2 weeks and it's the same old thing... which is great! I love that this game only feels like a completely necessary step up of the Fallout ...

 
 
 

Random Favourite: A Final Fantasy IX Song

This had to be my favourite song in all of Final Fantasy 9. That's impressive, because it's such a long game and not one song besides this one really comes to my mind as defining FF IX, unlike other entries where there have been numerou...

 
 
 

My Life in Video Games Thus Far...

Approximately four years ago, a great strike of wisdom hit me (wisdom physically hit me, yes) while considering my great move to Michigan State University. Archive and store my PSX games (plus my Dreamcast stuff). I took all of the case...

 
 
 

Hey, I wrote an article for class, too.

Starting from the Wii Remote The Wii Remote, as a current generation controller, integrates the widest range of technological advances in transmission for controllers thus far. Released in November of 2006, the Wii Remote has remained a ...

 
 
 

Where art thou, Antilles?

Just make it. Please Factor 5, don't leave me so utterly broken. Just make a sequel to Rogue Squadron 2 that is not a game a five-year-old could beat after nap time. What happened? Those ground-based levels for Rebel Strike were so go...

 
 
 

Destructoid's Random quote generator...

I have to know if somebody's been stalking me. It seems as though Dtoid knows all my secrets and is broadcasting them from my brain to the internets. How did you know Grosse Pointe Blank is my favourite movie, Dtoid? Speak to me! "Mikey...

 
 
 

The Best Name Ever...

I do here declare the best name ever for a system is: There are few systems that can compete with such a wickedly awesome name. It tells the consumer what this is, but in a very poetic and not-super-abstract fashion. This is a system n...

 
 
 
 
 

I know you're evil, but WTF?!?

Where the hell is it, Bill? Where do I cancel my X-Box Live account? Do NOT do this to me. I know these tricks. I MADE these tricks. Not really, but I swear I do know them. I went to X-Box Live this morning after discovering that th...

 
 
 

My summer with Mass Effect... (spoilers!)

Oh you. You game. You wondrous game. How you only get better after each completion. Finally I'm up to the insane difficulty. You show your true colours. Wait, wait, let's start from the beginning... I do mean choosing the only beginn...

 
 
 

Mario RPG and Mario paint equal

TomBobBlender is my new hero. He has many faithful musical interpretations of such famous games as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, and Chrono Trigger, all done in Mario Paint. With such a limited tool he makes such wondrous music. I'm f...

 
 
 

Shatner, in review... (dedicated to Niero?)

Rocket Man, a classic. I can't imagine what was going through the minds of the people seeing this performance in person. LSD, a fantastic assault of the senses with multi-media cartoonige. Somebody with a deep appreciation for pop cult...

 
 
 

Not my Turning Point gaming rig...

How embarrassing. It can play approximately two games at an acceptable speed, Diablo 2 and Star Craft. It's a 10-gig, 2001 iBook. It's as slow as the Earth's rotation. It is unable to play Youtube videos without turning them into sl...

 
 
 

An American Tragedy

The ordeal has been lengthy. The fight long and gruesome. The casualties many. I merely am one of many voices that cries out for justice to be done. Where in the F&!*@&$ hell is the Destructoid Wikipedia page? One might say they have...

 
 

About mikeyedone of us since 11:19 PM on 07.11.2007

I am a professional writer and web designer living in East Lansing, MI. I hail from Dearborn, MI. I listen to Modest Mouse, Joanna Newsom, The Cure, Dead Kennedys, TMBG, and Tom Waits. I primarily consume grilled cheese and green tea. My first video game memory is playing Pong, but I'm not that old, just fortunate. I've grown up with video games and they've sort of grown up with me, not really.

FAVORITE GAMES
(not in any particular order... maybe)

Rogue Squadron 2
Castlevania SotN and AoS
Super Mario RPG, World, and 64
Perfect Dark
Metroid (Any of the 2D games)
Final Fantasy 7, 9, and Tactics
Advance Wars series
Diablo 2
World in Conflict
Time Splitters 2
Megaman X
 
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