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  Watch Video Street Fighter V's third season technically started with Sakura and the launch of the Arcade Edition of the game, but Blanka will be its first post-relaunch addition. He'll be the lead in for Falke, Cody, G, and Sagat as V co...   read

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Shin Megami Tensei V was revealed over a year ago, and only just recently has Atlus began to work on it in full swing. In other words, don't expect it anytime soon. While the Switch-exclusive SMT came as a shock for many...   read

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One of the most profound parts of the original Mega Man X (which crazily came out in 1993, super early into the SNES' lifecycle) was its ride armor. There were many vehicular-based games in the past, Blaster Master being one ...   read

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For those of you who haven't been following along, Nintendo's online service plans for the Switch were confirmed some time ago, after nebulous word that some form of premium online service would arrive by the end of 2017. It'...   read

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  Watch Video Final Fantasy XIV's Realm Reborn reboot has become one of the most famous stories in the gaming sphere. What originally started off as a failed lackluster MMO got a complete overhaul and is now one of the most quality subscri...   read

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  Watch Video [Update: Capcom confirmed that they will be bundled on Switch at retail and will arrive on May 22. The first collection will be a Switch cart and the second is a digital download code for $39.99. Digitally they'll run you $14...   read

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  Watch Video Age of Empires was a fundamental part of my RTS education. Two years before it I was enjoying the futurist spin of Command & Conquer and the fantasy vibes of Warcraft II, but Age of Empires offered up something else entir...   read
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  Watch Video Secret of Mana memories have been popping up like daises and inserting themselves into my life. I have so many memories of replaying this classic, from solo runs to two-player marathons at my friend's beach house, to full-on ...   read
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was all set to get a massive patch, one that would add a welcomed-but-at-the-same-time-insane-because-wow-this-game-is-packed New Game+ mode -- but it's just been delayed. Nintendo announced the delay o...   read

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  Watch Video I vividly recall walking through Akihabara, Tokyo a few years back and just standing in the sidewalk to watch an advertisement for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. It was a surreal moment to see such a niche series from my child...   read

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is going to have a tough time in the pro circuit due to a few key mechanics, but I've been having fun with it when treating it as an escapist brawler. It could easily expand its audience beyond ...   read

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It's crazy to think that at this point, Bayonetta is basically a Nintendo property. She's been featured in their biggest fighting game franchise, hosted two exclusives, and two ports of the original. Nintendo made Bayonetta 2...   read

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  Watch Video When it was announced that BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle would provide half its roster as DLC, the internet pretty much exploded. Hardcore and casual fans alike were upset at the hard push for add-ons, more than any other A...   read

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  Watch Video Alongside of the insightful interviews from Toshimichi Mori (Producer and BlazBlue series creator), and Daisuke Ishiwatari (Director and Designer) from this week's Arc System Works event, the Japan-based publisher threw ...   read

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I haven't played much of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, mostly due to my fatigue from card games that hinge on random packs. I don't mind keeping up with the meta with multiple games, it's just that having to grind up paltry a...   read

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Daisuke Ishiwatari is a tireless man. If you haven't seen the toco toco game creator special on him, watch it immediately...I'll wait. That mini-documentary was two years ago, but when asked how long he was interested in maki...   read
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On that lovely Mega Man anniversary stream where we got wind of Mega Man 11 and multiple collection releases (mostly on Switch), one little tidbit was left out -- exactly how the Mega Man X collection would be ...   read

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Onboard console has always had competition from myriad third-party apps. It seems like pretty much every event I'm a part of, whether it's on a PC or a console, is hosted on Discord these days. Before it was Ventrilo or TeamS...   read

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I feel like I'm a broken record, but it's a big ol' day for Switch ports. Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are hitting the platform, as well as Fe, NeoGeo Fatal Fury 3, Aqua Kitty UDX, Escape Trick: 35: Fateful Enigmas, Jeo Dever's ...   read

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Man, it feels like every day I'm pining for a 3D printer. I know, I know, they're "cheap" now! Except cheap is relative when you're spending your cash on other hobbies already. Reddit user cryptid007, among many others over t...   read

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Ever since the Switch was announced, there have been rumors swirling that Blizzard would get back on the Nintendo horse, something they haven't done in ages (StarCraft 64 anyone?). But it appears as if those rumors are dead, ...   read

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Arc System Works is holding a press event in the US this week, and I had the opportunity to speak with Toshimichi Mori (Producer and BlazBlue series creator), and Daisuke Ishiwatari (Director and Designer of Guilty Gear)...   read

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Mass Effect: Andromeda might have shipped over two million copies, but it had a disastrous effect on BioWare's image -- not unlike Bungie's recent Destiny 2 troubles. Not only did the myriad glitches and lack of post-launch s...   read

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Never Stop Sneakin’ kind of snuck onto the scene, literally. I mean it was a Metal Gear Solid homage from the developer of the incredible Dust: An Elysian Tale, and launched as a Switch exclusive in the very packed mont...   read

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  Watch Video I'm ready for Ni No Kuni 2. I was ready when it was supposed to arrive last month. Hell, I was ready the day after I finished the original. As flawed as it was in some areas it provided me with hours of joy, and was one ...   read

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I'm not sure if I'd pick one of these up, but if I saw one I'd immediately want to investigate it! A manufacturer in Japan is creating an arcade cabinet of sorts, modeled after the famous "face-to-face" style. It'll house two...   read
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Capcom has been getting hit nonstop with port requests for Monster Hunter: World. And why not? The entire series took off in the portable realm after debuting on a console, and odds are the Switch can run a version of it...   read

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This is a big one to wake up to. When I read the news I thought it was the other way around, but THQ Nordic, the company that single handedly resurrected THQ in 2016, has acquired Koch Media. That name sounds familiar right? ...   read

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The Overwatch League just finished "Stage 1," its first quarter of matches, and we can now clearly see how each team stacks up against one another. While no one necessarily towers over anyone else, the New York Excelsior, led...   read

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The Palico portion of the Horizon Zero Dawn and Monster Hunter World crossover is old news. Phase one has come and gone, and now we're entering phase two soon, which includes gear for your hunter. Starting on Februa...   read

 

About Chris Carterone of us since 3:56 PM on 01.05.2009



Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!

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Twitter - @DtoidChris

I'm married, and I've been playing games since I was 4. I still remember buying my own NES system at Sears and going home and playing Mario/Duck Hunt. Fast forward to the present, my wife and I now own a PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.

If I had to choose a system I had the "best times" with, it would be a two way tie between the Sega Dreamcast and Sony Playstation 2. My favorite game series is Mega Man Classic, but I own every Metal Gear, Devil May Cry, Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Wario, Tony Hawk, main series Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil game ever released in the US (and a lot more), so it's a close call!

There are too many good games out to count now, but I'm always itching to play my backlog of old PS2 action titles. I'll play anything and everything action-adventure, so if you have a game in mind, drop me a line! I have strong opinions regarding the financial decisions of many publishers, but at the end of the day, I'm willing to give anything a chance; especially if it comes recommended by a community member.

Oh; and in 2012 I started contributing to Destructoid.

Currently backed upcoming crowdfunding projects:

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Shenmue III

I also backed the Tiny Cartridge Patreon in 2014 for several months, but no longer back any Patreon campaigns currently

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Here is my story, from my humble beginnings as a c-blogger.

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Carter's Quests (previously Magnalon's Quest):

2011 - Zelda
2012 - Resident Evil
2012 - Tony Hawk
2012 - Kingdom Hearts
2012 - Wario
2013 - Mega Man Classic
2013 - Devil May Cry
2013 - Mega Man X
2013 - God of War
2013 - Metroid
2014 - Diablo
2015 - Batman: Arkham

Future - Pokemon
Future - Splinter Cell
Future - Mega Man Spinoffs
Future - Elder Scrolls
Future - Mario
Future - Platinum Games
Future - Kirby
Future - Clover
Future - Castlevania
Future - Metal Gear
Future - Tenchu
Future - Ninja Gaiden
Future - Onimusha
Future - Ape Escape
Future - Disgaea
Future - Twisted Metal
Future - Deception

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Promoted (before I was staff):

Playing with Others: Phantasy Star Offline

Magnalon's quest to beat every Zelda in 2011

Tips for Securing Your Xbox Live Account

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My top 20 games (in no particular order):

Resident Evil 5
Fallout: New Vegas
Dragon Age: Origins
Nioh
Demon's Souls
Skies of Arcadia
Lunar 1 and 2
World of Warcraft: All Expansions
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tenchu 2
Devil May Cry 3
Phantasy Star Online
Ape Escape 1
Rockman & Forte (Mega Man & Bass)
God Hand
Jet Set Radio Future
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Final Fantasy Tactics

Bonus:

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Bayonetta 2
NieR: Automata
Guilty Gear Xrd
Mario Kart 8
Gravity Rush 2
Dark Souls III
Shovel Knight
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Bloodborne
Uncharted II
Yo-Kai Watch
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ori and the Blind Forest
Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Dark Souls II
Deception IV: Blood Ties
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Strider (2014)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy
The Wolf Among Us
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Super Mario 3D World
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Dead Rising 3
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
Guacamelee
Pokemon X & Y
Super Mario 3D World
Grand Theft Auto V
Dragon's Crown
Gravity Rush
Dragon's Dogma
Persona 4 Golden
Pokemon Silver
Tomb Raider (2013)
Brave Fencer Musashi
Shenmue II
Dark Cloud
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Ikaruga
Asura's Wrath
Mutant Mudds
Far Cry 3
Bayonetta
Binding of Isaac
Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning
Fez
Zone of the Enders 2
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Batman: Arkham City
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Diablo
Diablo II
Diablo III
Amplitude
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Tomb Raider II
Metal Gear Solid 4
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Bastion
Zombies At My Neighbors
Super Bomberman 2
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Spelunky
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Onimusha 3
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Ninja Gaiden Black (Xbox)
Power Stone 2
No More Heroes 2
Ultima Online
Aladdin SNES
Super Punch-Out!!
Demon's Crest
Disgaea
Secret of Mana
Sparkster
Borderlands 2
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy X
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario 64
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario 3D Land
Mega Man 8
Okami
The Lost Vikings
Actraiser
Bujingai: The Forsaken City
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Odin Sphere
Donkey Kong Country
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Call of Duty: World at War
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Half Minute Hero
Kirby Super Star
Super Meat Boy
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
L.A. Noire
VVVVVV
Outland (XBLA/PSN)
Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Mighty Flip Champs
Child of Eden
Kirby's Dream Course
Shadows of the Damned
Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR)
Rayman: Origins

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The following are a few of my favorite fictional characters, compliments of SuitcoatAvenger

-My favorite video game character of all time: Magic Emperor Ghaleon.

-Legato Bluesummers from Trigun: classic villain.

-Although obscure, Zero Beat is among my favorites.

-My original avatar.
 
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