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Looking For A Mate

Okay, let me start off saying this isn’t totally video game related, but some of the content is, so I feel pretty justified posting it here. While I may be pretty talkative here on Destuctoid, the fact of the matter is it’s...

 
 
 

The Gamecube Buying Guide

Okay, I’ll admit it, I have an unhealthy obsession with the Gamecube, but it’s one hell of a system. If you look at the design of the console, it was supposed to fix all of the shortcomings of the N64 while maintaining the ...

 
 
 

My Beef With Online Play

It’s hard to believe, but online play for consoles has been a thing for almost 20 years, even more if you want to go back to things like the Satellaview and Xband. I remember the first time I was able to play online: it was Quake...

 
 
 

Sonic's favorite games of all time

Yeah, I know, it’s been a while since my last blog. I’ve had a few ideas rolling around my head, but those are going to take some time and research. But I thought I’d do something a little easier: my all-time favorite...

 
 
 

Sound Advice for Good Sound

It seems like a lot of people go out of their way to get the best in display technology for their gaming setup but are perfectly content to just use the built in stereo speakers on their TV. I understand, the TV is what you’re ar...

 
 
 

Break on through to the other side

If you follow me, you know I have my own way of viewing the world. Yes, everyone has their own way of looking at things, but I find myself going against the grain. Some games that have been panned often have a special place with me, an...

 
 
 

Nintendo Switch: My Thoughts

When the late Satoru Iwata announced a new platform back in March of 2015 it came as a surprise to pretty much everyone. We all knew that things weren't going well for the Wii U, and that Nintendo needed to adjust their strategy if the...

 
 
 

Pitfalls of Retro Gaming

For the short amount of time that video games have been a thing we sure do have a rich history of great games and consoles, and many of us here on Dtoid have grown up with the medium and have watched it evolve into what it is today. An...

 
 
 

A tale of three Dooms

It's no secret that the Doom reboot has garnered a lot of praise with both fans and critics. As a fan of the series I can't help but appreciate how it modernizes the origininal vision of the the 1993 game and does so while infusing som...

 
 
 

What I like in a game.

Well E3 came and went and I think we've all seen at least a few games that piqued our interest. With so much going on, it's hard to keep track of all the release dates, trailers and announcements. But I got to thinking about what was p...

 
 
 

Good idea, bad idea: the PS4K

So by now pretty much everyone has heard the news that Sony is allegedly working on an upgraded version of the Playstation 4. This was due to a Kotaku article last month, and as per usual the internet blew up. And in all fairness, I ca...

 
 
 

Nerd Rage: An Open Letter to TV Manufacturers

I've been into electronics and games for most of my life. I have always had an interest in games for as far back as I can remember, but I didn't branch out to electronics till I was in high school. I got my first amplifier when I was 15 and...

 
 
 

The Wii U's fate is not (entirely) Nintendo's fault

The first blog I wrote 2 years ago (almost to the day!) was on how I had high hopes for the Wii U. And while my faith wasn't exactly rewarded in kind, I can't say that I feel betrayed either. It's just that things didn't quite turn out as w...

 
 
 

Sonic's list under-appreciated games.

It's funny the way the gaming community remembers certain games. One game can be released, receive critical and commercial success and then be forgotten about, only to be mentioned by a select few. Other games get released with th...

 
 
 

Rocket Brigade

Usually I focus my blogs on opinions and the industry itself, but today I'd like to do something a little different: I'd like to talk about an indie game called Rocket Brigade. Before I begin, full disclaimer: this game was primarily&n...

 
 
 

So I bought a PS4...

Last year I wrote a blog on my newly purchased Xbox One, initially I was frustrated, but over time I came to understand the system a bit more, and currently it's one of my more played consoles. Last year I had to make that call between...

 
 
 

My beef with Sony

This is a blog that has been a long time coming and I want to put into words my somewhat complicated opinion of Sony as a company, but more specifically, my feelings on the Playstation brand as a whole. I do want to preface this with saying...

 
 
 

Why aren't more games "gamey"?

I often find myself explaining gaming terms and rules to those outside the loop. My parents and co-workers often have no idea what I'm ranting about or miss my references entirely, particularly if they require a deeper understanding of game...

 
 
 

Nintendo NX: My theory

Earlier this year the late Satoru Iwata announced they are releasing a new platform code-named NX. While details at this point are scarce there are a few interesting tidbits we do know. I would like to go over these first and then delve int...

 
 
 

In defense of: DLC

It's no secret that DLC carries a lot weight in today's gaming landscape. It's almost guaranteed that a AAA game with get post launch support by means of paid DLC. It's become odd to see a one off release without something being added. For ...

 
 
 

The Golden Era 1997-2001

Eventually what happens to us as we get older is that we start reminiscing about the past. We start looking back at the good times we had with our friends and thinking about what we had, and how we take that for granted. Now for me, I don't...

 
 
 

6th Generation thoughts

Before I get into my main topic I'd like to address where I've been as of late. While I've still been around to comment and share my opinions on stories, I can't be there as much as I used to be. Basically my work cracked down on me for the...

 
 
 

The trouble with the market.

Remember in the first Matrix movie when Neo and Morpheus are discussing the Matrix world? Morpheus says something to the effect of: you know something is wrong with the world, you've felt it for years, it's in the back of your mind, li...

 
 
 

Why I ♥ Destructoid

Like most of you here, I'm pretty obessed with gaming. It's something that I think a lot about. I do reviews, I think about what companies could do to fix their woes, listen to podcasts about gaming, and among my friends I am basically...

 
 
 

Why I love fighting games

I've heard gamers tell me they don't like fighting games. And I look at them with this face that says "They still make you?". (I say in jest, even the most hardcore among us have genre's games that we have a hard time appreciating.) Bu...

 
 
 

The trouble with sequels...

As much as we all love to see a new IP, there's something reassuring about picking up a sequel to one of your favorite games. There's a lot less mystery, and you generally have a pretty good idea what to expect. After all, who likes pu...

 
 
 

Video Games: stuff that's always annoyed me

They say little things bother little people. I don't know that I agree with that, but I do think there's more than a few things that bother me in gaming. Maybe I've just let things fester more than they should have, but I think some ar...

 
 
 

How long does a game need to be? #lengthgate

With all the talk about The Order 1886 being a short game, I couldn't help but want to chime in on my philosophy on how long a game should be. Now this isn't the same as my blog on what makes a game complete. Because I feel like a game...

 
 
 

If I could make my own console

Us console gamers don't exactly have the luxury to make our systems the way we want. Sure, you can upgrade the hard drive, or add some accessories, maybe even change out a faceplate, but that's about it when it comes to customization. ...

 
 
 

Opinion: Are games art?

If you went and asked the average gamer if they considered games "art" I think they would overwhelmingly say yes. They would point out examples like Journey, Limbo and Shadow of the Colossus and say that is the proof. If proded to go f...

 
 

About sonic429one of us since 9:00 AM on 02.26.2013

Hey, I'm sonic429, just call me sonic. I've been gaming since the 8 bit days, my first system was the Atari 7800. I try to play as many different types of games as possible, but my favorite genres are platformers, adventure, and fighters. I grew up with Nintendo and Sega so they will always be special to me, but I also have love for Sony and Microsoft.

Being fair and balanced is always my goal when forming my opinions, and I'm a very opinionated gamer. So if you don't agree with me I have no problems hearing the other side of the argument provided you can back it up. That's the way we all grow in knowledge and gain maturity. But most of all I'm here to have fun and interact with the community.

Happy gaming.
 
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