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God of War (2018) was nearly set in Egypt, but a zero hour vote swayed it back to Norse mythology. According to director Cory Barlog at a Devcom conference, he was the reason it shifted due to his tie-breaking vote. At the en...   read

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice busted onto the scene at E3 this year and immediately turned heads. The Souls but kinda not Souls action romp by From Software changes up quite a few core pieces of the popular franchise's formula, m...   read

  Watch Video In Japan, even pachislot games get badass anime trailers. I'm strangely fascinated by this Mega Man pachislot project at this point, with its entirely new cast of Robot Masters (named for various gambling activities) and comp...   read
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The whole catalyst behind the conflict of the new World of Warcraft expansion is Azerite. As a powerful new substance born out of the battle with the Burning Legion, pretty much everyone wants to get their hands on it, A...   read
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  Watch Video Surprise! Blizzard is kicking off Gamescom with a bang with Mephisto's entrance into Heroes of the Storm, their "Blizzard All-Star" MOBA. As long of the most-requested heroes to date he's a huge breath of fresh air, especiall...   read
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  Watch Video The vast majority of My Hero Academia's cast is memorable, and they're now able to make their mark in video game form. The below clip showcases every super in the game, most of which are over-the-top and "crack the planet" wo...   read

  Watch Video Oh hey Nindie Direct, didn't see you in there. No one really did outside of random murmurs from indie studios that they were all mysteriously "showing something off" in the early morning today, which led to speculation of a N...   read

  Watch Video World of Warcraft might not have the same cultural cache it once had in an era filled with multi-million player free-to-play MMOs, but at this point it's most definitely an institution. The fact is, Blizzard has maintained th...   read
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  Watch Video Chickens are great, and man have they been showing up a lot lately in games. We have Bomb Chicken on the Nintendo Switch first up, then Guacamelee 2, which features expanded chicken mechanics (you can play nearly the entire g...   read

It's a lot easier to find amazing fan creations from a series like Zelda. It's withstood the test of time, garnered fans from multiple decades, and has permeated pop culture to the point where a lot of people will at least re...   read
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  Watch Video As I've opined many times these past few weeks, it's hard to believe that the World of Warcraft character I started (an Orc Shaman) over a decade ago is still alive and well within the data centers of Blizzard. I've play...   read

  Watch Video In case you missed it, Bethesda and id Software showed off the debut footage of Doom Eternal on stage during QuakeCon 2018's keynote. It was a massive presentation that lasted nearly half an hour -- and given that it was in t...   read

Re-releases of retro games can be super finicky, especially depending on the platform and who is handling them. Technology that existed back then (think CRT monitors, legacy graphics processors like the Super FX chip) might n...   read

Destiny 2 just kicked off one of its biggest grinds in the series -- the Solstice of Heroes. I'll my best to break it down below (you can also just scan and subsequently close this spreadsheet from Reddit user Guyovich67), bu...   read

Game Informer recently got to chat with Blizzard about their newfound partnership about Nintendo, and a lot of "what if" sessions proceeded to fly across the table. When asked about which character should represent Blizzard f...   read

  Watch Video Sony really knocked it out of the park with God of War, and part of the reason why I was so enamored with it initially is its tone-setting first boss fight. After an emotional moment of mourning and character development we'r...   read

  Watch Video I'm so glad that the the Jackbox series is still alive and well. Having spent many nights curled up around a PC with friends and family, or even by myself with the "You Don't Know Jack" series, seeing it spread its wings beyo...   read

  Watch Video Far Cry 5 kicked off its wacky globe and time-trotting Season Pass with Vietnam, then traveled to Mars, and now it's grounding itself back on Earth...sorta...with zombies. The third part of the season pass (which may or may n...   read

Blizzard is certainly giddy about the Switch all of a sudden. While they've mostly ignored it or downplayed whether or not certain games would work on it (I think a port of a game from 2012 and Hearthstone, a touch-based card...   read

Little Nightmares came out of nowhere for me but immediately captured my attention. It makes perfect sense that Tarsier Studios, who worked on DLC and the Vita port for LittleBigPlanet, created it, as its aesthetic drew ...   read

It's an indie kind of week for Nintendo systems, and the Switch is getting all of the love today. On the Switch eShop you'll find Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode One, NeoGeo M...   read

So Spider-Man PS4 is nearly here, and Sony is also present to remind us that it's kind of a big deal. In addition to some rapid-fire gameplay and plenty of E3 demo impressions, they've also remodeled a train in New York City....   read

  Watch Video If you gave up Diablo III years ago because of the Real Money Auction House and a lack of endgame content, it's probably a good time to get back into it: or not, just wait on the Switch version. Yep, Blizzard has confirmed th...   read
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  Watch Video We live in a globalized society of anime game adaptations. It's inevitable -- if there's a popular anime it's getting a game, possibly multiple, even after the show is long gone. While some are better than others, I'm su...   read

After a series of delays, "Coming soons," and "Square Enix Time" exclamations, the fabled Final Fantasy XIV Companion app is here. Coupled with a cute Allagan-Tomestone-as-an-iPhone marketing push it's actually pretty fu...   read

King started off as a lowly browser game provider before it catapulted into stardom as a result of Candy Crush, roughly nine years after it started out. It's pretty much synonymous with the company now, especially after they ...   read
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The time has come for Monster Hunter Generations to spread its wings off of the 3DS and out of Japan. Those two things are mighty specific, but Japan has been sitting on the Switch version of Generations -- an HD port as it w...   read

  Watch Video If I was a soldier during an ancient era where they used the "wooden figures on a drawn out map to show our battle plan" concept I'd definitely sneak in and play with them like toys from time to time. I love miniatures, which...   read

Life changes quickly, and for the most part, I've embraced it. Being a kid is great but getting older and wiser has been an incredible experience: I can synthesize this feeling down to staying up all night eating ice cream an...   read
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TimeSplitters is back from the dead. Back in 2000 Free Radical Design created something special on PS2 -- a silly shooter involving a time travel conceit. But it wasn't just the out-there concept and outlandish designs that k...   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!


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 gaming personality Patreon campaigns currently


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

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
2018 - Souls/Dark Souls

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


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


My top 20 games (in no particular order):

Resident Evil 5
Fallout: New Vegas
Dragon Age: Origins
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
Final Fantasy Tactics


God of War (2018)
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
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
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
Asura's Wrath
Mutant Mudds
Far Cry 3
Binding of Isaac
Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning
Zone of the Enders 2
Kid Icarus: Uprising
God of War 2
Batman: Arkham City
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Diablo II
Diablo III
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Tomb Raider II
Metal Gear Solid 4
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Zombies At My Neighbors
Super Bomberman 2
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
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
Secret of Mana
Shadow of the Colossus
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
The Lost Vikings
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
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


The following are a few beloved 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.