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Thank you Ron! But your princess is in another castle!

So, Ron Rosenberg, executive producer of the forthcoming Tomb Raider game, wants to justify the Lifetime Original Movie level of beatdowns, oppression, and outright abuse of the younger, more naive Lara Croft as inspiration to make the pl...

 
 
 
 
 

Dreaming: Karting... Evolved

Ah, the mascot/franchise-based kart racing game. Once an oft-abused staple of the cash-in side of game production, the tendency for publishers to slap their characters into a realm of zany tracks and madcap fantasy weaponry seems to have mo...

 
 
 
 

This was supposed to be a dozen items about nekobun.

Problem is, I forgot two of them. So you get six and four. F) "Game show host" was probably the longest career goal I had as a young child My heroes growing up were Alex Trebek and J.D. Roth, and as much as I wanted to be on Video Power...

 
 
 

Halo 4 guesstimation, pre-emptive tl;dr version

Jack your volume down if you're up for some terrible singing, as my mic sucks less than I thought and picked up at a higher level than I expected. Legit writeup coming soon, based mostly on content from the terminals in Halo 3 and Combat...

 
 
 

Retake Ass Erect 3

A Petition for Alternate Reviews by Destructoid Editor Jim Sterling We, the undersigned, respectfully request the consideration of the following petition. Whereas: * Video games are an interactive medium providing detailed frameworks w...

 
 
 

Changing ME3's ending = evil wins again

Let me start off by saying I'm not equating the hordes of fanboys that may have initiated a "correction" to Mass Effect 3's ending to evil in this case. While I do consider their ilk, as a whole, to be some sort of internet-bound omega bitc...

 
 
 
 
 

Retake Mass Effect is the Kony 2012 of videogames

Apparently, it wasn't enough just to cry a river about the endings to Mass Effect 3. Some of the whiners trying to force BioWare's hand and get a new ending as DLC have decended to new lows by tying their selfishness to a Child's Play fun...

 
 
 
 

Browser Games: The gods must be crazy

While it was only recently released on Steam, the low-res MMO Realm of the Mad God has been a browser-based experience for far longer, having been around in beta form as far back as two years ago, and in "released" form as of mid-2011. Si...

 
 
 

Now is the winter of on-disc content

The recent kerfluffle over the discovery of locked-away content on the Xbox 360 version of Street Fighter X Tekken has re-animated the debate over how far is too far when it comes to on-disc DLC. Previously called into question by games l...

 
 
 

Promotions: The bees are all right

The late 1990s and early 2000s, some of the earliest alternate reality games, or ARGs, would seep their way into small segments of public awareness. Sort of a blend of geocaching, viral marketing, social networking, and interactive stories,...

 
 
 

GameStop jammed it in the wrong hole (Calibur V)

Chances are, I'm not the only person here who preordered Soul Calibur V from GameStop, thereby getting screwed out of the Dampierre DLC code in favor of some goofy chunk of plastic done up to look like Ivy Valentine. I thought they were giv...

 
 
 

I hate it when my Schwartz (and my Metal) gets Twisted

After some waiting, a copy of the recent PS3 overhaul of Twisted Metal managed to stay in a Redbox long enough for me to rent it. I've no real nostalgia or anything in regards to the franchise, as I never got into any of the older titles ...

 
 
 

Endings: We're gonna need a montage!

Back in the eight-bit days, you were lucky to get more than a splash screen and "CONGRATURATION" after investing however many hours in memorizing enemy attack patterns and the proper jumping techniques needed to finish an entire game. The...

 
 
 

A sermon for your Ash Wednesday.

Today, we gather to honor the beginning of a forty-day quest, in which Professor Oak gave his finest pupil to the world so all the Pokémon may be caught, in all the regions across every land. Over the course of his journey to defeat the J...

 
 
 
 

Improvement: Fixing cracks in the stage of history.

Let me start by saying that I'm as thrilled as ever that SoulCalibur V came out. I bought it day one, and I'm in love with the game as much as I have been with all of the series' prior installments. The overhaul given to the multiplayer a...

 
 
 
 

What I want in 2012: Everything I wanted in 2011

There are plenty of great games waiting for release this year, and more than a few of them have crossed my radar, but I'm actually more interested in where some of last year's new releases are bound over the course of 2012. Three games in p...

 
 
 

WipeOut Quantum, making game physics real(?) physics.

The Japan Institute of Science and Technology recently took the already badassed science behind quantum levitation, and applied it in the only logical fashion possible: they made a replica track and ships based on the Studio Liverpool, Pl...

 
 
 

Resolutions: Quad Damage

There're a few projects I've been mulling over or putting off in regards to gaming for a while now, completely separate from the massive backlog that's been building up for years. Given that the world may very well end next December, if a...

 
 
 
 

Giving: The gift that kept on doing so.

I've touched upon this tale before to varying extents, but here's the full rundown on the Christmas that got me into gaming, and/or how my parents ruined me for life. As far back as I can remember, I was regularly exposed to games to var...

 
 

About nekobunone of us since 5:17 PM on 06.29.2007

Hi, I'm Chris, though I've been going by nekobun and variants thereof for so long, I kind of answer to both anymore.

While I've kind of got my own thing going in the realm of indie coverage, at least in the form of playing through (and streaming) (and writing about) the huge backlog I'm developing of games gleaned from various indie bundles, I try to keep my more mainstream, game-related features here, as well as opinion pieces on the industry at large, out of mad love for the 'toid. When I'm not rambling here or trying to be clever in comments threads, you can catch me rambling on Facebook and my Twitter, and trying to be clever in the Dtoid.tv chat.

Now Playing:
360: Halo 4
PC: F.E.A.R.
SNES: Secret Of Mana

Promoted:
I suck at games: PEW PEW LASERS
Improving game communities: Collective consciousness
Nothing is sacred: These walls have torn my world apart
The wrong thing: Only cream and bastards catch them all.
Love/Hate: I love to hate -you-
Love/Hate: B(u)y the book
The Future: Is still what it used to be
My Expertise: Playing the race kart
Something about sex: Sex sells, but who's buying?
E3 Approaches: It's oh so quiet
Freedom: Together, we'll break the chains of HUDs
East vs West: We've got the empire
Handhelds: Graduating as 2000's Catchemaledictorian
Relaxation: Cheesy double Chief burrito
Online Passes: A spoonful of sugar
Peripherals: Many tentacles pimpin' on the keys
This is what MAGfest is all about
Beginnings: Put it on the pizza
Disappointment: Bad(vent) timing

Recap Topsauce:
It's Thinking: Could you quit playing with that radio, love?
Do the wrong thing: And do it right, for once.
Afraid to shoot strangers.
Not if you were the last junkie on Pandora
Is Jim Sterling servicing the video games industry?
Something About Sex: Unsafe at any speed.
Doing DLC right
Congress passes sweeping Elfcare reform bill
Bottom five healthcare systems in videogames.
Pushing my love over the quarter line.
When my life would depend on an eight point none.
Remember the heroes.
Every Journey begins with a single step.
It's all over now, bomber blue.
Being Social: We'll always have Rainbow Road
Labor Day: Of course you realize, this means wark.
Please, aim it higher.
There Would've Been Brawl: Show me 'round your eggplantcage.
Integration: A place for everything
Zelda Week: I guess this is growing up.
MAGfest: the (don't be an) idiot's guide
Promotions: The bees are alright
Now is the winter of on-disc content
This was supposed to be a dozen items about nekobun.
Without Slenderness, there's something missing.
Cheap tricks (and treats) don't come cheaper than free.
The legacy of the (unlikely) wizard.
Cheap Tricks II: Sugar rush boogaloo
Thank you, for bringing me here, for showing me Home.
Burnt flowers fallen: the tragic bitchotry of Lilly Caul
Red and blue, resolving into purple.
Xbox LIVE:nekobun
PSN ID:strictmachine
Steam ID:nekobun
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