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Learning from the past: Handheld games

There's a lot of talk about the handheld video gaming market. Nintendo and Sony seem to be struggling in the U.S. and the Vita is dying in both Japan and the U.S. Luckily for Sony, the PSP still seems to have a bit of life left in it in Jap...

 
 
 

Revisiting GameCube: Twilight Princess

I'm skipping information on characters and story to avoid spoilers. Spoiler: I love the characters and the ending gave me goosebumps and made me feel sad to leave this world behind. Controversy. If there's one thing video games, especially...

 
 
 

GameCube component cable review

With my recent decision to revisit the last generation of consoles, I started to read about the mythical GameCube component cables. These cables are expensive, fairly hard to find and only work with pre-2004 systems. Luckily, my purple cu...

 
 
 

Moving forward by going back

As usual, I looked at the upcoming games list at Gamefaqs and found a total of 3 upcoming games I'm interested in - Fire Emblem: Awakening, Etrian IV and Naruto Powerful Shippuden. In the past, such revelations forced me to look into other ...

 
 
 

Neo Geo X final impressions

I've had the Neo Geo X for just under a month. After a lot of experimentation and comparison, I returned the console tonight. Basically, the handheld system is nice but the emulation is a bit sloppy and the video output is lacking. The best...

 
 
 

Genre Breakers #1: Chrono Trigger

I often find myself thinking about the games that were such a great entry in its genre, that it effectively killed the genre for me. This series will examine these games as well as how and why they were so incredible to me. No example drive...

 
 
 

2012: In review

2012 was an odd year in gaming for me. None of the big releases appealed to me and the one that did, Need for Speed, was a major letdown. On the other hand, I did pick up a ton of older games, bought an import 3DS XL, a domestic 3DS XL, a N...

 
 
 

The Future is Now: What the Neo Geo X needs to thrive

So, Tommo and SNKPlaymore have delivered a great device. The Neo Geo X is a wonderful piece of kit. The handheld is a nice size, the screen is impressive and the stick and buttons feel great. The dock is a stroke of brilliance and the stick...

 
 
 

Neo Geo X first impressions

So, this just happened... The Neo Geo X has landed. I'm far from the first to get the system but no has really shared any info. I had a lot of questions so I'll post my findings here. Packaging The system arrived in a large box with ...

 
 
 

Decision: Neo Geo X vs Wii

A little over 2 years ago, I left Destructoid to focus on http://www.dreamcancel.com. DC seriously exceeded my expectations. As my time became more restrictive and, since I had achieved my goals with the site, I decided to pass it on and le...

 
 
 

Turning out the lights

I started visiting Dtoid when RetroForce Go! started. I signed up in July 2007 and found a new place for blogging about one of my favorite hobbies: gaming. Since then, Dtoid has been at the center of my gaming life, whether it was listeni...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club Season 1.1 Current Rankings

Here are the current rankings. Scores shown reflect the Super Street Fighter IV and King of Fighters XII ranbats. Name | Score Zoel | 73 nilcam | 70 kirbilot | 57 s0lesurviv0r | 56 Wedge | 40 Senisan | 39 azninvasion2000 | 32 mrwutsgood | ...

 
 
 

Unveiling my new project - Dream Cancel

I've done a fair amount of promoting the fighting game genre here at Dtoid. I held the KoFXII contest, blogged about the genre a lot and started the PS3 Fight Club. All of that has been very rewarding. The part that was always difficult was...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - Let's talk about the future

The SSFIV ranbat has ended. We're halfway through the KoF XII ranbat and the Puzzle Fighter ranbat is getting started later than planned due to the forum situation. I must admit that running this has been a bit more difficult than expected....

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - SSFIV Ends, Rankings posted

The Super Street Fighter IV Ranbat is over! Wedge battles to the top. bracket: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v634/nil_kam/?action=view¤t=BracketCurrent.gif&newest=1 Here are the rankings by points after the new character bonu...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club Ranbat Updates

With the forums down, I'm having to post this update to my cblog. SSFIV Grand finals will be Wedge vs Senisan. Wedge is coming from losers so he'll need to beat Senisan best 2 out of 3 games in order to reset the match. Senisan has it easi...

 
 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - SSFIV Ranbat Week 6 update

We inch ever-so-slowly to the finale of this ranbat. Again, there are only 4 matches this week, so, please try to get them done as soon as possible. I'm itching for my next fight! Required matches, must be completed before Saturday, July 3...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - SSFIV Ranbat Week 5 update

We're moving along by the hardest, for some reason. It seems that we've had a lot of players not understanding double elimination and also not visiting the forums or my cblog to keep up-to-date. It's important to actually be involved in thi...

 
 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - Week 4 Update

Things are running quite smooth, though we've lost a few more players. This week's games Shinryu vs Palidi Gen Eric Gui vs kirbilot Tha Meat vs lyfeforce Y0j1mb0 vs Blorp As always, feel free to play your opponent as soon as they are in ...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - Week 3 match list

Required matches, must be completed before Saturday, June 12 at 8 pm Central AdamT vs Palidi lyfeforce vs Tray Ben Optional games As I've stated before, players can play a game as soon as it's on the bracket. Get your game on! Blorp vs y0...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - Week 2 update

Here's the current situation: Round 3 Matches (must be completed before 8 pm CST on Saturday, June 5) Nightsama vs s0lesurviv0r Bracket: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v634/nil_kam/?action=view¤t=BracketCurrent.gif&newest=1 Foru...

 
 
 

My take on fighting game philosophy

I'm pretty sure I've posted something on this before but I think this is a good topic to revisit, both for myself and the new players taking part in the PS3 Fight Club. I had 3 great ranked matches with an online player today. I ended up w...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club SSFIV Ranbat - Week 2 begins

We are officially in week 2! I had to drag us kicking and screaming into Round 2. Updates MatCD and FlatTop dropped out. Nightsama was given a loss due to absenteeism. Matches I've extended a few Round 2 matches as I have had no real com...

 
 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - Almost the end of week 1 call out

We're nearing the end of Week 1 and there are still some undone matches. This is a reminder that these games need to be finished by Saturday, 8 pm Central Standard Time. Round 1 Sleepingagain vs Nightsama Round 2 Mentok the Mindtaker vs m...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club SSFIV Ranbat - .5 week update

This is going even smoother than expected. We still have one Round 1 fight and several Round 2 fights left. These all need to be finished by Saturday 8 pm Central Standard Time. I cannot allow us to fall behind schedule. In the name of ke...

 
 
 

PS3 Fight Club - Ranbat 1 UPDATE

We've had 3 games played in the first 24 hours of the Ranbat, including 1 of the rare Round 1 games. Helpful links The current bracket, updated daily: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/nil_kam/Bracket.jpg Forum thread: http://www....

 
 
 

PS3 Fightclub - SSFIV Ranbat 1 is on!

The Bracket is live and will be updated daily. This version current as of May 23: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/nil_kam/Bracket.jpg?t=1274580759 The tournament software did not like our 35 person bracket so it set us up as a 64 ...

 
 

About nilcamone of us since 9:53 AM on 01.31.2007

Old-school gamer. I started gaming with the Atari 2600. I became an addict with the arcade release of Street Fighter II at my college. The SNES release pushed me into buying that system and a lame arcade stick. I haven't looked back since then. I still consider the 16-bit to be the Golden Age of gaming. The current generation is keeping me pretty happy, especially with the fighting game renaissance that's happening lately. And, yes, I'm old.

Proud owner of: Kiwi Gameboy Color, Purple GBA, GBA SP, GBA Micro, PSP 3000, Clear NeoGeo Pocket, purple SwanCrystal, SNES, Genesis, N64, purple Gamecube, PS3, white New 3DS, black Japanese New 3DS, seafoam 2DS, and Wii U.

Favorite Games: Last Blade, Street Fighter Alpha 2, A Link to the Past, Minish Cap, King of Fighters, Ikaruga, Macross: Do You Remember Love, A Link Between Worlds, Ocarina of Time 3DS, Valkyria Chronicles, Professor Layton, Killer7, Pokken Tournament

Games on my mind:
Pokken Tournament
Zelda Picross
Hyrule Warriors Legends
PSN ID:nilcam


 

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