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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...

 
 
 

How does a gamer develop perspective...

How does one perceive perspective? Generally, two ways (fortunately for this analysis there are only two :P): 1. Omnipotence This is the "God" feeling. This is the gamer who controls everything from the clothing a character owns to th...

 
 
 

Reviews, in review:

The topic was brought up in an LJ-blog about how gaming journalism has been transformed into an incredible tool for the companies that produce those games. I feel that videogame journalism has a higher turnover rate in pointing out turnco...

 
 
 

FF7 VS. FFT: A Roommate's Quest

So my roommate recently proposed I give him my more or less quality copy of FF7 for his copy of FFT plus 50 dollars. Fair trade? No. What would you say when he just stated that he spent $30 on FFT and said he found FF7 for $130? He's ...

 
 
 

Analyzing the McCullough Story

Ok, ok. So let's give the guy a break, maybe he's tired from carrying around the American flag to work and back or something, right? So let's hear him explain it with his own words. I just so happen to have an interview with Mr. Mc...

 
 
 

A little something on guitar hero...

Um Jammer Lammy was certainly no blockbuster game, but what the hell? Who had the balls to go for a guitar sim, if not the ever melodic "NaNaOn-Sha"? They brought the rhythm game to the Playstation, then to the PS2 with PaRappa the Rapp...

 
 
 

I created this horrible HTML-encoded website

Explodetron was my "Intro to Web Authoring" class initial project. I made this in homage to an older version of Destructoid. it has its faults, but it also has its glimpses of madness and severe depression. I emailed this to Adam Dork,...

 
 

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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