Join Destructoid at Toronto's biggest gaming convention.

Buy Tickets
                 
dark        
Chris Hovermale blog header photo
Chris Hovermale
Fronts 8Posts 90Blogs 30Following 0Followers 12


 


FRONT

8===D
MMOs are a wonderful medium for expression, especially as you create your own character. Customizing an avatar that represents yourself as a unique individual in a world of hundreds, thousands, millions of others invites us t...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video Pokémon players want to be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is their real test, and to train them is their cause. I mean, if you buy a Pokémon game, you can probably assume that’s why you...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
Speed is considered the key trait of Sonic’s gameplay. The thrill of blazing through landscapes and the challenge to quickly complete stages is almost always a selling point for his games. This past decade, his speed ha...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
One of the most important rules in storytelling is to show, not tell. Actions speak louder than words because it’s more convincing to see somebody act out a storyline than to have them face the camera and recite every l...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
Clickbait proof: I hate exploitative practices in freemium games. I only advocate playing these games when spending a budget comparable to an MMO subscription, if not less (actually, always less). I do not consider microtrans...   read

8===D
  Watch Video [As he is often wont to do, Cedi gets at the subject of overstuffing one's self in games with the thought and analysis worthy of a scientific journal. Today's topic: Grinding in RPGs/mobile games! Do you, like Cedi and countl...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video [Anyone who says they aren't afraid of water levels and the awful music that typically plays as you watch your hero clutch their throat for air in a futile attempt to continue being a living person is a liar. Cedi, thankfully...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
8===D
  Watch Video [I think for a lot of gamers my age, Final Fantasy VII was the game that really introduced us to RPGs. Cedi, on the other hand, cut his teeth on our dear friend Mario's papertastic adventures and learned to love the genr...   read
[Gallery] Swipe or use arrow keys
 

About Chris Hovermaleone of us since 8:03 PM on 07.31.2017

I'm a Contributor who used to go by the screen name Cedi! Obligatory disclaimer; I backed Kirbopher/Chris Niosi's TOME RPG on Kickstarter.

My favorite games are Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Rayman Legends, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Bayonetta 2, Jamestown+, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Hyrule Warriors, and Guacamelee: STCE.

I’m a longtime gamer who enjoys to write, to entertain, to inform, and to overanalyze the little things. Transparency and honesty are my foremost virtues in anything I do. I joined the Destructoid team to pursue work applying the skills I love to practice for a hobby I love to explore.

As far as social media is concerned, you can find me on my professional Twitter account, or my personal Twitter account! Fair advice, you can expect to see a lot more of the big blue character in my banner if you check out my personal Twitter. Whether that's a recommendation or a warning depends. By the way, that banner is a commission by Twitter user @kaizer33226.