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Meditations for the Wise

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Need Some XBL Friends

Dear Destructoid Community, I know you are full of awesome people. Since most of my friends who have Xbox either 1. Do not play their Xbox. 2. Have RROD. 3. Run out of XBL subcription. Would you be kind enough to provide me some XBL ...

 
 
 

A Measure of Worth

There is hardly a greater fervor than the mad frothing at the mouth fanboys will have if their coveted games get lower than expected review scores. Message boards will be full gnashing teeth and long exposes about the great injustices soci...

 
 
 

Confession: I Do Not Finish Many Games

If you take one look at my Xbox Live profile, you will notice one striking pattern. I do not finish many games. First, I must define what I mean by finish. Some hardcore gamers will say that you have not finished a game until you have ...

 
 
 

Gaming Guilty Pleasure The Sims 2

I will be the first to admit that I have a gaming guilty pleasure and I would not be surprised if many others of you also share the same symptoms. I bet you there is some hardcore COD4 player who has unlocked all the perks and plays hours...

 
 
 

Pirana Plant Pumpkin and Invicible Tattoo

This year, my wife and I carved a wicked Pirana Plant Pumpkin. I did the designs and she carved because she is much better at that than I. Also wanted to show off my Mario fanboyism by displaying a tatoo my brother (old Destructoid edit...

 
 
 
 

Xbox owner does a 360, gets a PS3

**Due to several of the Comments, I should note this is a LONG POST** When in the Course of gaming life it becomes necessary for one gamer to dissolve the loyal bands which have connected them with a certain console and to assume among t...

 
 
 

Nintendo Halloween Goodness

The time has come for another Halloween, and in only a few short weeks we will all be blessed with a new Mario Game! In honor of the mustachioed italian plumber, my wife and I carved the above Toad pumpkin. Also, I was so invigorated w...

 
 
 

Gaming Moments #1: How a God Steals a Book

From time to time, I will post some of my favorite gaming moments. The first details one of my favorite missions from the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in which you are tasked with stealing a powerful book in the middle of a Mythic Dawn cult ...

 
 
 

Part III: Digital Consciousness

I get in a car accident on a busy highway. My car catches on fire and slowly I burn. The trauma is too much. My lungs cease their slow rhythmic pace and I fade into black. I will have no chance to insert more coins. There i...

 
 
 

Mass Effect: Revelations Review

Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished fifty thousand years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the sta...

 
 
 
 

Part II: Binary Worlds

As a conscious human being I know I exist in a world with physical constraints; a set of rules governing the environment in which I dwell. Whether this recognition is a priori or brought about by experimentation through the five senses m...

 
 
 

Part 1: The Sun Sets in the West

In my early days as a gamer, I fancied myself as an intense role-playing game fan. The ignorance of my middle school youth had me believe I could call myself an RPG buff because I was a fan of Squaresoft games. As with many, my obsessio...

 
 
 

Digital Freedoms: Introduction

As you sit in front of your computer monitor, transforming the light hitting your retinas into electrical pulses and then images, are you in control of your destiny? It is one of the important questions Morpheus asked of Neo - "Do you b...

 
 
 

I got the Fever!

As a warning to all those who are not infected, there is a fever going around. Others who have already caught the fever have mentioned some curious symptoms; reading and writing about games more than playing them. The culture of gaming ...

 
 

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My name is Walnut.

I got promoted to Hero Squad today.