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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...

 
 
 

Dark Souls: Belmont Run 3

“Have fun storming the castle.” “Do you think it will work?” “It would take a miracle” -Billy Crystal Wherein taterchimp learns that content creation is difficult I watched the Megaman X Sequilitis again the other day, and because my m...

 
 
 

Dark Souls: Belmont Run 2

“Rules do not exist to bind you, they exist so you may know your freedoms” -NieR. If you haven't played NieR, just don't even bother reading this blog. Not because I'll spoil it, I just don't want to be associated with you. But seriously...

 
 
 

Dark Souls: Belmont Run 1

“Who wants an orange whip? Orange Whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips” -John Candy, Blues Brothers. I am not going to be one of those guys who goes on and on about how Dark Souls is super simple. If I was in a reviewers shoes, my fir...

 
 
 

Blindly Walking Into the Abyss: Day 3 (conclusion)

“Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crispy, and go well with ketchup” WARNING - LONGBLAWG, DAWG. Hold on to ya butts. Especially you This playthrough has been a pretty cool one, for a lot of reasons, but mostly becaus...

 
 
 

Blindly Walking Into the Abyss: Day 2

"Abyss Walk with Me" Good news everyone! As of today, Dark Souls has passed Borderlands 2 as my most played game (probably of ever). To commemorate this, I want to begin with a cool little anecdote about why I love Dark Souls: As I ment...

 
 
 

Blindly Walking into the Abyss: Day 1

“If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you” I want to preface this with something. I have one major, MAJOR, problem with Dark Souls: The game is absolutely, way too good. It is insane. I put about 200 hours int...

 
 
 

Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army Impressions

Confession TIme: I played the original Sniper Elite V2 about ¾ of the way through, then never finsihed it. I just kind of got burned out by the way that they designed the levels, and often had very, very limited checkpoints. However, I w...

 
 
 

A New Take On Used Games

I am happy to say that heated discussions on a website have contributed to critical thinking, instead of turning into ‘which side will say Hitler first?’, and I have had some time to refine my position on used games. When it comes to a sta...

 
 
 

Random Game Pitch Extravaganza

It’s time for another written at night, poorly edited blog! Hooray! Today, I wanted to focus on how bored I am with work. I work with statistics, so naturally, I spent almost eight hours a day thinking about videogames, then I get to com...

 
 
 

NEA Era Patch Notes Discovered

Welcome, welcome faithful readers. Today, a patch for the just released NES Game Super Mario Bros was issued, and I have to say, there are numerous fixes listed. I don’t want to get too into the details, but it really seems like being a...

 
 
 

Kris Builds a Computer (part 2/3)

For part one, please refer to: http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/taterchimp/kris-builds-a-computer-part-1-3--241597.phtml Last time, on Kris builds a PC, I made the horrible decision to try and build a computer, despite having never done s...

 
 
 

Kris Builds a Computer (part 1/3)

I hear people all the time tell me the same old story: building a computer is both cheap and easy. To which I have typically responded with a resounding “so is your mother, but you don’t see my playing Crysis with her” (a good, but oddly ...

 
 
 

The Console Wars: What's in a Name?

There is an old joke that Commadore was so bad at marketing, if they bought KFC they would name it “Warm Dead Bird”. Reflecting on this for a second, you see how big of a difference marketing can make. I wanted to delve a bit into the nam...

 
 
 

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Mod Wishlist

I have been playing an awful lot of Dark Souls. Probably too much. I have started praising the sun whenever we get a new hire at work, and I have been engaging in jolly cooperation with my coworkers. With the release of a PC edition, I d...

 
 
 

Wherein Anecdotal Tales Related to DRM are Told

Oh man, you guys are not going to believe this. I went out to movie theatre, right? And at the front of the theatre I was going to, there was a guy checking my ticket! What the shit? Like I was just going to walk in without a ticket, th...

 
 
 

Dreaming: Wax and Wane

This game started as a thought experiment I had one day while I was bored out of my mind at work. The question started: How can you take a bad or annoying mechanic and turn it into a benefit? I think that you could come up with dozens of...

 
 
 

TaterRant: GOTY Edition

Again, I just don’t feel like sugar coating this rant. No pictures, moderate censoring (I’m such a nice guy), and pure, unadulterated hatred towards some of the comments this community has given. Please rate the following, on a scale of 1...

 
 
 

TaterRant: Publishers

I feel kind of bad, honestly I do. I never write anything just to say hello, ask you guys how it’s going, instead I don’t do anything until a topic gets underneath my skin, and I have to put out a blog about it. I guess I might as well ge...

 
 
 

Thoughts on SOPA

I've been hearing about this SOPA thing, and wanted to throw in my two cents. I started by trying to read the bill itself, but cannot pull myself through the legal jargon. So I decided to do what any former college student would do, and l...

 
 
 

The Case Against Used Games

Before I get into it, this is where I am coming from: I have a background in businessy things,and every once in a while, people post business things, either as a story, in the comments. Most of the time, these are harmless enough, but eve...

 
 
 

On Metacritic and Reviews

There's been a pretty big hubub over Metacritic and review scores lately. Many reviews seem 'off' compared to the game, and there are no shortages of people saying so in the comment section. Jim Sterling created two reviews for Final Fant...

 
 
 

This Post is Overrated

Before I begin, I remember a lot of cblogs in the past that were mostly inspired by alcohol. I had a lot of fun reading these blogs for two reasons: first to see some of the amusing train wrecks that could happen, but second to get a windo...

 
 
 

Chart On: Sequelitis

I started playing through some newer games instead of going through my backlog, and I realized something: Half the games I was playing were sequels. I finished Bioshock 2, which is notable for not being as good as the original. The same ...

 
 
 

Something Sexy

So recently there have been quite a few articles circulating around the interwebs about why sex in video games looks unrealistic, or games being viewed as art or similar to movies, relating specifically to how it just isn't there. I don't ...

 
 

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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Here
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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