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Impressions of Updown, a new barcade in Des Moines

I mostly just wanted to raise awareness about a new place that opened in Des Moines to anyone in the Midwest community, and also brag about how awesome this place is….although, I’m sure anyone on coastal areas has twelve of these within wal...

 
 
 

Playing an Unwinnable Game

It is interesting all of the things that we take for granted when we sit down and fire up a game.  You expect a game to have rules that have to be followed, controls that allow you to control your character, some kind of difficulty that you...

 
 
 

I killed 10,000 ants this weekend...what did you do?

Not every achievement is a ‘good’ achievement.  The first achievement that this immediately brings to mind is the one to look up Juliet’s skirt in Lollipop Chainsaw.  Similar to the act of going on a date with Pamela Handerson, the achiev...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Skullgirls: My Bloody Valentine

Eighty one.  That is the amount of hours that I have sunk into my new favorite game lately.  A game that surprised me, in that I got it for free.  Not a single cent, thanks to the generosity of a very cool dude.  Of course that man is….so...

 
 
 

Na'Vi are my Heroes (DOTA Tournament blog)

Consider this an unofficial memory card:  the most hype I have ever been for a PvP game.  I will do my best to explain the jargon as I go. Also, no pictures. It's late, and I wanted to post this while I was still hype about it. I will try a...

 
 
 

Taterchimp's 6 Craziest DOTA 2 Items

So the other day, I posted my craziest heroes in DOTA 2, and today I wanted to follow up with the related item list.  As with before, I will try to keep the jargon to a minimum so that anyone can follow along, but MOBA knowledge is apprecia...

 
 
 

Taterchimp's 5 Craziest DOTA 2 Heroes

HEY!  This is going to be (mostly) jargon free, so people can enjoy it!  Yeah!  Also, possibly not factually accurate, as I am still ‘newer’ at the game!  Deal with it! Forty two hours.  That is how long I have been playing DOTA.  Despite ...

 
 
 

My Gaming Story: Bubble Bobble

I was recently trying to think of what I could have as my choice in weapon for the DToid FNF super mega ulta fight image, and was thinking through every game that has been special to me, and uniquely special to me.  Sure, I like Dark Souls,...

 
 
 

DOTA 2: First Pub Games Update!

So uh...I tried to make my last blog friendly to people who don’t play DOTA.  This one?  Might be a little harder to understand.  Sorry about that, you filthy non DOTA pleebs.  I mean...uh...keep reading, like, comment, and subscribe? Hey ...

 
 
 

Fully Utilizing Graphics And Gameplay

I was playing some games and my backlog, and I noticed a trend:  misuse of graphics make me angrier than they should.  I understand that the creators of the game are entitled to their artistic choices, but in many cases, these choices are f...

 
 
 

One and a Half Weeks of DOTA 2: Impressions

This week, a friend of mine suggested that I play DOTA 2 with him for super happy fun times.  Now, I knew of DOTA, I was familiar with the concepts, to the point where I could bluff my way through it, but I was unprepared.   As an aside, t...

 
 
 

Evil, Anti Consumer, Greedy Corporations

With this weeks “The Question” (which is nothing like The Cheat, sadly), many people voiced their thoughts on the XB1, yet again.  And reading through the comments made me angry.  This is a recurring theme, and I often find very small thing...

 
 
 

Building a Better Fallout

Recently I began playing around again in Fallout: New Vegas.  Before I get too into the meat of the blog, I wanted to talk about the actual game for a bit.  I am playing on PC, and using it as an excuse to get into the modding scene.  I am ...

 
 
 

Begun the Console Wars Have: The XB1 Reversal

So I figure it will be a hot topic blog issue, and much like the Hot Topic store that means that there will be several articles that are aimed at teenagers with jokes that died in culture years ago, mixed with some references to how amazi...

 
 
 

Weekend Destructainment: Because I cancancan

So yet again, I decided to pull together some of my videos, ranging form NVGR, NSFW, and classy covers of videogame musics, just for you, because I'm a nice guy like that.  I apparently decided to go with a lot of musical nostalgia, which m...

 
 
 

Why I Hate Your Blog

You know what I hate? Woo woo! Hate trains coming round the cblogs! All aboard! This is a dumb thing I am writing because I felt like it. I think it is half advice, half anecdote, half sours, half Jack Dagnels, and a maraschino cherr...

 
 
 

Introducing Taterchimp Tackles: Dark Souls

Hey guys, guess who won the Elgato Game Capture?  Haha, just kidding, I have no idea.  But I did find out that there are in fact some serviceable things for capturing videos, so I have gone up and started a captured playthrough of Dark Soul...

 
 
 

The Post Game Slump

Do you find yourself depressed after completing a good game?  Feeling like there is no other game that can compete with that experience?  Are you stuck in a rut, playing the same game over and over again trying to get back the high from the...

 
 
 

Growing Up With Halo

“It isn’t what you play, it is who you play it with” Recommended reading music I was thinking about some of my best gaming days, and I realized that the highlights of my gaming career was centered around Halo for a better part of my life...

 
 
 

Weekend Destructainment: Knockoff Edition

Lets sit around the campfire and sing our campfire song:  a bunch of my favorite people left the company I work for, so I have had drinks 3 out of the 5 days of the working week to 'celebrate' with them.  Good times.  I got particularly ine...

 
 
 

Review: Turkey Bacon (NVGR)

Turkey Bacon is a pretty decent  breakfast food with one major drawback:  It isn’t bacon. I know that there are a lot of concerns with regular bacon, just to name a few:  price, calories, not being kosher, so it seems only natural to want ...

 
 
 

Taterchimp Tackles: May 7th Edition

So I have heard tales from faraway lands that people really like to recap what they have been playing on the cblogs, so I wanted to join in on this tradition, perhaps temporarily, and recount the games that I have been playing these days, a...

 
 
 

Gamplay + Story Constant

A while back, there was a post saying the next Thi4f was going to be streamlined, including such features as Thief-O-Vision, and everyone lost their mind.  Not like when people lost their minds when we saw Snake-O-Vision in a midnight scree...

 
 
 

Dark Souls: Akuma Run

“They call me hadouken, because I’m down right fierce” The last run I did in Dark Souls was a self imposed challenge to use only the whip, and look like Simon Belmont. It was the culinary equivalent of a crepe - difficult to prepare, hard...

 
 
 

Save State: An Impossible Maze (Antichamber)

[Save State is my personal homage to the wonderful Memory Card series that used to be a feature on Destructoid! Want to be part of it? I am thinking about creating a group account for a rotating panel of writers (or whatever) to try and m...

 
 
 

Dark Souls: Belmont Run Part 5, Finale

"“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”" -Jake the Dog God. Damn. I don’t typically like to swear except in conversations with my friends, but goddamn guys. Spoilers for the series: This is the...

 
 
 

Dark Souls: Belmont Run 4

“And a word to the wise/when the fire dies/you think its over but its just begun” -Avenged Sevenfold Dark Souls 2 footage was released recently, so this seems like a good place for a longer impression than “sploosh”. It looks like they r...

 
 

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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