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The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft

[Back in April of 2007, former Destructoid writer Chad Concelmo started a recurring series called "The Memory Card." The purpose was simple -- to share some of the greatest events in gaming history, and give them the respect they deserve. B...

 
 
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The Memory Card .102: The Murder of Master Miller

[Back in April of 2007, former Destructoid writer Chad Concelmo started a recurring series called "The Memory Card." The purpose was simple -- to share some of the greatest events in gaming history, and give them the respect they deserve. B...

 
 
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The Memory Card .101: Ornstein & Smough

[Back in April of 2007, former Destructoid writer Chad Concelmo started a recurring series called "The Memory Card." The purpose was simple -- to share some of the greatest events in gaming history, and give them the respect they deserve. B...

 
 
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Save State: No One Stops (NieR)

[Save State is a new Community Blog series started by taterchimp as an homage to Dtoid's own Memory Card series. Since this first blog was posted, several new ones have been shared, and several other Dtoiders have joined the cause. Want to ...

 
 
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The Memory Card .100: Where it all began ...

At first, I wasn’t sure what to do for the 100th entry of The Memory Card. All I knew was I wanted to make it special. I have been doing this series for almost five years, and am still in shock that I have written this many entries. I...

 
 
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The Memory Card .99: The Marston legacy

If someone told me years ago that one of my favorite videogame moments in recent memory would happen in a Rockstar game, I would probably have laughed. And maybe pushed them into a mud puddle. I love Rockstar and think they make really amaz...

 
 
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The Memory Card .98: Killing Medusa

When you are playing a videogame, it is natural to want to attack and destroy your enemies. Be it with a master sword, a spread gun, a whip, or some other wicked form of weaponry, when you see an enemy in front of you, tapping the attack bu...

 
 
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The Memory Card .97: Geography lesson

Can you imagine playing a videogame that forced you to remember everything you once learned in grade school? What if The Legend of Zelda required you to know the order of all the periodic elements before brewing a red potion? What if Contra...

 
 
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The Memory Card .96: Farewell, Klonoa

When you play a certain videogame series or genre, it is sometimes expected that you will encounter some form of memorable videogame moment. If you are playing a Metal Gear Solid game, for instance, you know one of the boss battles will blo...

 
 
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The Memory Card .95: The jeep chase

Summer is in full swing. And with summer comes a slew of blockbuster movies filled with ridiculous, over-the-top action sequences. Action sequences that impress with their combination of chaotic choreography and unbelievable stunt work. And...

 
 
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The Memory Card .93: Language barrier

In a big-budget videogame, most of the memorable moments (alliteration!) occur during the game’s extended action sequences or over-the-top boss battles. And there is nothing wrong with that! I will always love my battles with the Hydr...

 
 
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The Memory Card .92: Sacrificing Yoshi

At first glance, the Mario games exist in such a pleasant, colorful universe. Smiling clouds watch over the land with nothing but love in their soft, fluffy hearts; stars with bushy gray moustaches fly through space, laughing and playing wh...

 
 
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The Memory Card .91: A sniper rifle and a telephone

Have you ever played a videogame that you liked -- but didn’t love -- only to encounter a sequence that is so creative and well-designed it makes you wish the entire game contained more memorable moments like it? When this happens, ho...

 
 
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The Memory Card .90: In her father's Shadow

Family is a central part of anyone’s life. For better or worse, your family has a profound effect on you and changes your life in one way or another. Because of the emotionally deep connection everyone has to family, videogame designe...

 
 
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The Memory Card .89: MEAT 'SPLOSION!

One of the great things about videogames is how absurd they can be. Whether this absurdity is intentional (Noby Noby Boy) or unintentional (“All your base are belong to us!”) it’s always nice to see games that aren’t...

 
 
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The Memory Card .88: The mark of a THIEF

How do videogames punish the player for doing something wrong? The easy answer is they kill them. By performing a key jump or sword swing incorrectly, the game punishes the player by taking away one of their lives. But what about when the p...

 
 
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The Memory Card .87: A Snake in a microwave

There is a terrifying sequence in George Orwell's classic novel 1984 that finds main character Winston Smith tied to a chair with a giant cage full of rats attached to his face. Rats are Winston’s worst fear and, through the book&rsqu...

 
 
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The Memory Card .86: Death is final

We all know the way it works. You play through a level in a videogame, encounter an unexpectedly hard section, and your main character plummets into a bottomless pit ... or is singed by a giant dragon ... or is blown up by a nearby oil drum...

 
 
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The Memory Card .85: You have chosen ... wisely

There is a large focus on choice in the videogames of today. In games like Infamous and Fallout, for example, players are tasked with choosing between a good or evil path. It is an interesting mechanic that, unfortunately, leads to mixed re...

 
 
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The Memory Card .84: A royal assist

A damsel in distress. Those four words perfectly describe the basic plots of numerous videogames over the years. From the popular Mario series to even things like Ghosts 'n Goblins and Wizards & Warriors, a large majority of videogames,...

 
 
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The Memory Card .83: Blast Processing!

For everyone that is old enough to remember, the decision to buy either a Super Nintendo or a Sega Genesis was a major one. Did you make the choice to buy the Super Nintendo -- a solid, classic console with some incredible games made by a r...

 
 
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The Memory Card .82: Yuna's empty embrace

For as many people that praise the modern Final Fantasy games for their glorious, technically impressive cutscenes, there is an equal amount of people that criticize them for being far too overdramatic and emotionally empty. As a huge fan o...

 
 
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The Memory Card .81: A prayer for Ness

After a hiatus that went on much longer than planned, I am very happy to announce that The Memory Card is back for its fifth season! For anyone reading this that is not familiar with this feature, The Memory Card is a long-running series th...

 
 
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The Memory Card .80: The return to Shadow Moses

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. I can’t believe this is the fourth season finale of the Memory Card. I re...

 
 
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The Memory Card .79: Inside the worm

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. As a huge fan of old school videogames (SNES 4 LIFE!), I love when I play a rec...

 
 




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