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Super Smash mods
The Super Smash Bros. series has had its fair share of mods, but I think this just might be my favorite one yet. Modder Smb123w64gb has taken the liberty of swapping everyone on the Super Smash Bros. roster with Bayonetta's c...   read
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The Flame in the Flood
  Watch Video After a successful Kickstarter campaign a couple years back, The Molasses Flood is set to release its first game, The Flame in the Flood, later this month. The team, comprised of industry veterans who have worked on AAA games...   read
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Spoilers
In the last few months, two games were released that I feel might be among my favorite games of all time, Undertale and The Witness. But what exactly makes them two of the greatest gaming experiences I've had in recent m...   read
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Mother 3 localization
  Watch Video We've waited nearly 10 years for Nintendo to officially localize Mother 3. The wait has been so long, it's started to seem like an impossibility. However, due to some rumors over the past week, it's beginning t...   read
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Pokemon Nendoroid
It's getting hard to keep up with all these awesome and adorable Nendoroid figures! Coming soon are new figures for the Pokémon trainer and his rival from Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as Mew. As with all Nendor...   read
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FFVII first-timer
Nobody has time to play every video game. We all have classic games that have slipped us by for whatever reason, be it time constraints, money issues, initial lack of interest, or any number of other things. But that just mea...   read
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Dragon's Dogma
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   read
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Tokyo Jungle
  Watch Video Based on some recent tweets by Sony producer Masaaki Yamagiwa, there may be some interest in making a new Tokyo Jungle. Yamagiwa had a meeting with Crispy's president Yohei Kataoka, developer of the original game.Roughly tran...   read

Aquatic Adventure review
  Watch Video Unlike many others out there, underwater environments tend to be some of my favorite areas in video games. So when something like The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human comes along which takes place entirely underwater, I ca...   read
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Lovely Planet Arcade
  Watch Video A sequel was just announced for Lovely Planet, the deceptively adorable, exceedingly difficult first-person shooter from indie developer Quicktequila that released on Steam in 2014. The sequel, called Lovely Planet Arcade, cl...   read

Dark Cloud 2
According to the latest PlayStation Blogcast, Dark Cloud 2 (or Dark Chronicle in Japan and Europe) will be joining the PlayStation 4's steadily growing list of PS2 emulations on January 19. They already released the first Dar...   read

Pokken Tournament
Earlier this week we found out about three new Pokkén Tournament fighters joining the roster: Garchomp, Braixen, and non-shadow Mewtwo. However, none of them matched the clue Bandai Namco gave earlier this month, teasi...   read
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Skies of Arcadia
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   read
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Big the Cat
  Watch Video An image of the guys from Game Grumps holding a Big the Cat doll appeared on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter and Facebook pages today, along with the message, “We've got some pretty exciting stuff planned for th...   read

Blind gamer
  Watch Video Terry Garrett has been playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time since 2011, and five years later (with long breaks in between) he has finally managed to finish the game. Oh yeah, did I mention he's blind? Garrett has adap...   read

GOTY
2015 was a tremendous year for me. I've now been an official contributor at Destructoid for just about a full year, since I started last January. I may not have had the time to write as much as I would have liked, but I had a...   read
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Valkyria Chronicles
  Watch Video Sega released the debut trailer for Valkyria Chronicles Remaster, set to arrive on PS4 in Japan on February 10. The original was already gorgeous on PS3, so it's no wonder that it will look even better on PS4. Valkyria Chroni...   read

SMT IV: Final trailer
  Watch Video Atlus released the second trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV Final today. This one focuses primarily on the demons and main characters, with bits of gameplay mixed in throughout. I never did play the original Shin Megami...   read

Ninja Senki DX
  Watch Video Tribute Games, developer of Mercenary Kings and Curses 'n Chaos, is set to release Ninja Senki DX on PS4, PS Vita, and Steam in February. Ninja Senki DX is an updated version of the freeware game from 2010 created by Jonathan...   read

The Bit.Trip review

Review: The Bit.Trip

  Watch Video The Bit.Trip series holds a special place in my heart. With a wonderful blend of rhythm-based mechanics and arcade-style gameplay spanning various genres, the games are easy to pick up, quick to fall in love with, and yet inc...   read
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Noby Noby Boy
  Watch Video Well this was sudden! We just heard last month that Noby Noby Boy's Girl had finally reached Pluto. Shortly after, she has already looped around and made her way back to Earth, ending her journey where it began. I figured it ...   read

Pokemon Red/Blue
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...   read
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Nuclear Throne
  Watch Video It feels like Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne has been in Early Access limbo for ages, but the punishing roguelike shooter has finally reached its official release date. You can now purchase the finished version of Nuclear Throne o...   read

Binding of Isaac DLC
Afterbirth, the expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, which was just released last month, already has some DLC being planned. This expansion of an expansion is tentatively being called Afterbirth+. Afterbirth+ will of c...   read

Curse of Issyos
The Curse of Issyos is the newest game from indie developer Locomalito, known for releasing a ton of cool freeware games like Hydorah, Maldita Castilla, and L'Abbaye des Morts. He started this particular project back in 2010,...   read
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Monument Valley
Monument Valley, the peaceful isometric puzzle game with a visual style reminiscent of Fez, is currently available for free on iOS devices and on Android devices through Amazon Underground, dropping its previous $4 price...   read

Yo-Kai Watch
Jibanyan, one of Yo-Kai Watch's most popular mascots, has quite a sad tale to tell when players meet him in the game. He was once the loving companion of his owner, a girl named Amy, before he got run over by a truck and turn...   read

Disaster Report 4 Plus
  Watch Video Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories received its debut trailer and some shiny new screenshots today. Developer Irem previously announced Disaster Report 4 for PS3 back in 2010, but it was delayed and then canceled shortly...   read
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Super Mystery Dungeon
  Watch Video The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon spin-off series transports the colorful cast of pocket monsters from the role-playing games into the challenging world of a roguelike dungeon crawler. Super Mystery Dungeon retains the charm...   read
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The Binding of Isaac
  Watch Video Afterbirth, the expansion to The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, was released last month for PC users. Owners of Rebirth on other platforms have since been left waiting, but according to a tweet yesterday from Edmund McMillen, the...   read

 

About Ben Davisone of us since 8:23 PM on 09.16.2010



Ben, a.k.a. bbain, has been a member of the Dtoid community since 2009. He enjoys the happier things in life, like whales, Katamari Damacy, yams, and cartoons. The first game he ever beat was Super Mario RPG, which ignited his passion for video games.

Disclosure: I have never backed any video game on Kickstarter or any other crowdfunding platform.

I was the Friday recapper for the Cblog Recaps team for 3 years!

I was on a couple episodes of the Secret Moon Base Podcast! You can listen to me talk about video games with the gang!



Games that I thoroughly enjoy:
Katamari Damacy
Shadow of the Colossus
EarthBound and Mother 3
Cave Story
Undertale
Demon's Souls and Dark Souls
Persona 3 and 4
Team Fortress 2
Super Mario RPG
Tokyo Jungle
Nier
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Catherine
Mega Man Legends
Super Meat Boy
Spelunky
VVVVVV
Aquaria
Bit.Trip series
Okami
Beyond Good & Evil
Psychonauts
Dragon Quest VIII
Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII and IX
Mega Man 2
Majora's Mask
Super Mario Sunshine
WarioWare series
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Endless Ocean: Blue World
Mister Mosquito

My Backlog



Other things that I thoroughly enjoy:
Sweet potatoes
Beards
Whales
Studio Ghibli films
Eels (the band... and the animal too)
Cowboy Bebop
Kill la Kill
Jurassic Park
Spaghetti westerns
Crossword puzzles
Green tea
Giant squids

PSN ID:bbbain
Steam ID:bbainn
Mii code:1232 1879 1233 3259


 

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