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The Cost of the SNES Classic By Game

The alternate title would be "Justifying spending 80 dollars on a raspberry pi, with Nintendo's fabled seal of quality" Marvel at its seal like qualities So I went out to Amazon and found the listing for every game (except Star Fox 2, ...

 
 
 

Thoughts after beating XCOM 2

I finally beat XCom 2.  I wanted to provide a ‘review’ but I remember writing a blog a while ago where I said that user reviews are bullshit, so I wanted to run down some talking points about the game that I found out ...

 
 
 
 

Photoblog: Des Moines Arcade Auciton

If you were ever wondering "why should I come to the middle of nowhere, America", I have an answer for you, and it isn't just blatantly racist senators, or college football!  Apparently we have a grand tradition of hosting an arca...

 
 
 

Game Studio Diaries Part 2: Major Progress

Well, I think I made it over the figurative hump with developing games: getting started.  In my last entry, I talked about the vision of what I wanted to create.  This time, I’m happy to be able to celebrate what I have...

 
 
 

NVGR: The Magnificent Seven Sucked

Suicide Squad was a better movie than Magnificent Seven.  There.  I said it.  Now that the clickbait is over...actually, fuck that.  Magnificent Seven has me all hot and bothered, and I think if people say it’...

 
 
 

Game Studio Diaries Part 1: The Vision

I was actually eyeing GameMaker before it went on sale in the Humble Bundle, as I do have a knack for coding and a love for video games. So when it came up, I knew I had to get it, if only to play around with.  I think I have a ga...

 
 
 

Community Game Show Pre Pilot Post

So here’s the skinny:  I want to run a podcast style (that is, audio only) game show, and I want you to be the contestants (and the audience, please).   Picking Contestants:  In the blog for the current show, I wil...

 
 
 

Steam Controller Impressions: Ups and Downs

Not too long ago, I got my hands on the new Steam controller. I have read a lot of different press on the device, so I thought I would give my two cents on how I think it feels: tl;dr: just like PC gaming, if you can tolerate the customiz...

 
 
 
 

Reigniting my way Through Dark Souls 2

I’m going to let you guys in on a rather public secret of mine:  I love Dark Souls.  I put about 300 hours into the game, and made quite a few concept runs - my favorite of which has to be beating the game using only a ...

 
 
 

taterchimp's semi sober personal blog (NVGR)

Hey Destructoid.  In the 9 years...wow, 9 years, really?  Nice.  In the 9 years that I have known you, one of my favorite community blog things was always the dude who would jam out a drunen blog.  I want to say it ...

 
 
 

I beat Mercenary Kings out of Spite

Mercenary King’s is a bullshit game made by people with their heads up their asses.  Every ten minutes there is some glaring flaw that should have been caught by someone who had half a brain.  And I’m just about d...

 
 
 
 

Taterchimp's Streamtoid: Season 2 Vote

As many of you may know, Streamtoid is back, alive and well!!  As mentioned each week, I am streaming Mondays at 6-8 central time, and would love to have people join me.  The past two streams have been starting, and getting close to finishi...

 
 
 

Some Love for Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Space Marine is a masterpiece.  There, I said it.  I even kind of mean it.  I played it recently and remembered just how much I loved the game, and how sad it makes me to know that THQ isn’t getting a second shot at the IP.  Hell, if anyone...

 
 
 

Wii U Storage Solutions

Hey there, champ, hows it going?  Are you enjoying that fresh Wii U?  Have it all loaded up with games and their save files, got your free promotional game from Club Nintendo annual rewards and from the Mario Kart promotion?  You aren't, yo...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: The Vocal Minority (Sort of VGR)

This Raging Chart On actually doesn’t have much in the way of math, or charts.  Depending on how you look at it, it either has the least data or the most data for any of the series.  In any event, this focuses on the vocal minority.  The vo...

 
 
 

10 Things About Taterchimp

Hey, I actually had the motivation to get in on one of these while they were pseudo-relevant! 1.  I have probably been on DToid longer than you People like it when you gloat right off the bat, right?  Well, I am figuring its probably true...

 
 
 

5 Drinks Worth Drinking (NVGR)

So recently I was put on some medications that made it so I couldn’t drink, so I decided to do the next best thing and fantasize about drinking!  I like to be a thorn in some bartender’s sides by asking for some kind of strange drinks, or a...

 
 
 

Blindly Exploring La Mulana

During one of the Steam sales, I decided to pick up a game that had some good buzz, but I knew almost nothing about:  La Mulana.  I know it is supposed to be a hard as nails, oldschool experience, and I am totally down for that.  The only e...

 
 
 

Shortblog: Dark Souls Preorder Changes Nothing

In a sentence that will surprise no one, I absolutely love Dark Souls.  It is my most played game of...ever.  On PC alone, I have put in 120 hours, after putting in nearly 200 on XBox.  I know that doesn’t sound like a lot compared to peopl...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Player Ratings

Yeah, I'm starting a blog with Fiddler on the Roof.  Don't like it?  There's the door. A lot of my previous chart ons have focused on mechanics found inside of games, but today, I decided to go into something else behind the scenes in gam...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Psuedo Random Distribution

I was going to ask a friend of mine if he thought that today’s topic would be interesting, then I remembered that interesting is highly subjective.  Many people couldn’t care less about how and why a game works than if a game is fun or not....

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Valve's Top 100

Today is an incredibly exciting day.  Do you know why?  Today, we get to unravel the secrets of the gaming world by looking at through a lens of analysis instead of baseless conjecture.  I have actually been very excited for quite a long ti...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Rolling in the DPS

I decided to merge together 3 different things that I like, and make them into a blog today!  They are a love of math, a love of video games, and a burning desire to use my video capturing software!  So I decided to mix things up and talk o...

 
 
 

2013: The Rise of a backlog, and some of the fall

Whoo!  It has been quite a year hasn’t it?  For me, it has been an INSANE year.  I wound up buying my first house, my second car, paid off two student loans, built my own computer, received a hefty bonus, and gotten two promotions!  I have ...

 
 
 

Holidays and the Wii U

Howdy everyone!  Hope you all enjoyed the holidays! Mine were, in a word, interesting.  First of all, you have to know that I live in Iowa, which is about six hours away from my original home back in Illinois, so I had quite a commute to go...

 
 
 

Finding Solid Ground (Shortblog)

You know what I hate? Besides people who don't get this reference, of course I hate people who post ‘gamer logic’ pictures.  Quite a bit.  “Hey, did you know the police will give up on chasing you after 50 feet?  Lol, not like real life ...

 
 
 

About taterchimpone of us since 6:01 PM on 06.06.2008

My Belmont Run for Dark Souls can be seen

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I also did a blind run of the DLC, which you can view

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And here

I also covered the progress of building my own gaming PC. I had no experience, and overall, it wasn't all bad! If you are on the fence about it, I suggest you read about my efforts

Here
And here

The series never had a part 3, because I was having waaaaay too much fun playing it. Suffice to say that it does alright these days.

Thanks for stopping by my blawg!
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