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Good Things In Bad Games - Borderlands

The best part about the internet is that I have always found it to be a place that people can freely express their opinions and engage in conversation with others quickly and civilly. We can all thank Al Gore for this unique ability, f...

 
 
 
 

What I'd Like to See In Silent Hill

Ah, Silent Hill, it's a series that at once calls to my heart and pushes me away. My personal experience with the series is very limited, having only played through Silent Hill 2 a couple times and that was quite a ways after release. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'Souls: "Guts Mode" in Dark Souls II

It’s my “Month of ‘Souls” and I’ve nearly finished my playthrough of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin; the current-gen remaster of From Software’s sequel, with altered enemy and item placemen...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Final Thoughts on Resident Evil:Revelations 2

~Prologue~I was listening to an interview with comic book writer Scott Snyder, currently helming Batman, better known for putting an emphasis on horror into his stories— underline horror with a big fat red pen! The interesti...

 
 
 
 

You Don't Want a New Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Well, it looks like The Birdman hasn’t retired his digital skateboard quite yet. Recently, the gaming world was abuzz with rumors and speculations regarding the kind of, sort ofconfirmed Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, chomping a...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Nintendoid FNF 05/01 - Slinking in the shadows

There were big shake ups this past week. I finally became G ranked, slayed some elder dragons for their parts like a turbocharged Native American, and made a really cool pair of knives that do both ice damage and explode. What? Th...

 
 
 
 

My 5 Favorite Games Within Games

Mini games within video games can be the small portion of a game that can make or break the games success. Many of the most popular games of all time have games within them in which you can boost your score or even be awarded an extra ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Shit Box: A Shitty State of Affairs

Greetings all, it's been a while since I've done one of these. I've been meaning to let things settle with the redesign process, and wasn't intending to make an entry for another week. This isn't an angry summary like usual, I'm just h...

 
 
 
 

Cblog recap of 04/29/15 and PSEUDO-QALAMARI-ISMS

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/l6t4g1/striderisms.jpg Last week, in addition to letting Riobux take a day from me, Destructoid went through a massive visual overhaul with the expected hanky-jank bugs and glitches. Stuff like ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

I (inadvertently) stole one of my favorite games

I spent most of the PlayStation 1 era obsessed with Japanese role-playing games. I blame Final Fantasy VII, mostly, since it was the first game I ever bought with my own money, causing it to become the standard by which all other games...

 
 
 
 

Happy thoughts! Happy thoughts!

DLC gouging? Studio closings? Needless controversy? Community quarrels? Suicides (seriously, RIP)?! Also, no Kanji?!  Can you believe it? Video games aren't always happy. As great as they can be, the industry surro...

 
 
 
 

How to not treat your employees

I was done blogging until today. Everytime I even thought about blogging, I got a painful reality check injection, telling me I should work on my thesis instead, you know, the thing that probably will define my future? Yeah, up until n...

 
 
 
 

Weekly Top 5: Mario Games (Platforming)

It's been a couple weeks since I've actually posted one of my weekly top 5 blogs. I do sincerely apologize. It was the first time since I started doing them that I didn't post one, which began last summer. I had a pretty good streak go...

 
 
 
 

WHAT'S KONAMI'S FUTURE? An UnPro Speculation

  I wasn't planning to do a vlog of this, but I had a few thoughts not mentioned elsewhere....Plus one of my lights went out. GO TOWARDS MY CHANNEL TO SEE THE LIGHT! Or at least some happier videos.https://www.youtube.com/user/jo...

 
 
 
 

WHERE IS GRADIUS?!?!?!

I know I know that is the killer question that everyone has been debating over! Especially with all this CRAZY news going on with Konami. But this is the biggest and most important issue that you all should be concerned with ;) I do n...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cblog of 4/25/15 - Yes, just the one.

http://i.imgur.com/EQvAXeu.jpghttp://www.destructoid.com//ul/user/2/25438-291011-363jpg-620x.jpg Well, maybe it's because we're in the middle of transition, but yesterday's blog count was very small. I mean, the only one who posted a b...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Exber

Got interested to go and watch the Mario movie next Plus seeing Luigi, which always brings a smile to my

 
 
ThisIsMyBoomstick

Happy Birthday Mike! Have a Groovy day dude!

 
 
Boxman214

At least something good is coming out Chris Pratts casting

 
 
Retrofraction

Best of birthdays Mike! I hope you are having a chill evening sipping a chilled beverage of your choice :)

 
 
Neronium

Lord I just made a dumb I bought a Only reason why was cause it was cheap, otherwise Id of never even considered

 
 
ZombieCorps

Happy Birthday, Mike! Youre the shit, man! <3 <3 <3

 
 
beatlemaniaxx

The best trailer Nintendo put out today

 
 
cockaroach

Oh Shit happy bday Mike!!!!!! May the gods of Goatse bless you with wonder and horrir

 
 
cockaroach

Thanks for the business, This switch lite will get its use soon enough, and the grip feels GREAT,way better for longer gaming sessions

 
 
streetmagik3

Happy Birthday Mike! Youre a good dude and Im glad to have gotten to know Hope you had a great day!!

 
 
Ricky Namara

So THAT was the plan all along!

 
 
ctg867

Please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real please be real

 
 
Occams

What are some lesser known horror movies you enjoy during the Halloween season? A favorite of mine is the absolutely batshit Tourist

 
 
Osc

Mario movie was leaked decades ago

 
 
Seymour

Since I couldnt find any images of a shmup I had played (Void Rage) for my quarterly blog, I had to make my Ended up spending far too much time on it, rather than having spent valuable time doing literally anything

 
 
Neronium

Last day at danger They have already replaced me too as they promoted an aide to my position More deets in the

 
 
mullon

My reward for beating XCOM 2 is not to have anything interesting to do in the evenings

 
 
taterchimp

HBD Mike!

 
 
Flanx

Mike if you’re reading this i am free on thursday if you would like to hang out i am free on thursday night when i am free to hang i am free to hang out on thursday night so if you want to hang out on thursday night i am free

 
 
LaserPirate

Happy birthday, You beautiful anime waifu, UwU

 
 
TheLimoMaker

Jack Black as Bowser stealing the show from What a fucking perfect voice casting he

 
 
PLANET P1SS 69

Hot Carls for Big Love ya, Happy Ill have one or two for you

 
 
Cathedral

(he says while legally high) I never thought I would see the

 
 
Sweaty Dungus

Envisioning the perfect alternate timeline in my crystalline brain, wherein a ton of adult weirdos who call themselves “fans” successfully bully Nintendo into pulling Pratt off the project and replacing him with Charles There is peace

 
 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

$89 for the Steam Deck yeahhhhhh Good that they even mention in the video that third party cheaper alternarives work fine for the Steam

 
 
Goemar

Think about it this way; its going to be better than the Monster Hunter

 
 
Dr Mel

For the record, this mario movie seems prefectly Anyone expecting its a-me had the wrong

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Salmon Run and Turf Wars Blood pressure is definitely going to be rising on tonights session of Splatoon (God, help this

 
 
Goemar

Its interesting how for Marios voice Chris Pratt was just Chris

 
 
Anonymous 20

Id honestly be fine if the Mario movie had a heavy Bowser Nothing against Mario or his voice, I just remembered how awesome Bowser was in the Mario RPG games, and think hes better suited to a movie than the

 
 
ShadeOfLight

I know I am old and jaded, but I still dont understand why a series whose single memorable plot beat is Your princess is in another castle needs to be turned into a movie in the first

 
 
Cathedral

I know this seems like a double poast but shuddup and listen: NMS is the perfect example of how to do Game that started out shaky,vl but through numerous free updates, is almost making as much money on new sales as they did the initial

 
 
Cathedral

After spending about a bajillion hours in No Mans Sky over multiple consoles, im faced with a dilemma: do I get it for the Switch or the Steam Deck? ETA: STEAM what an expensive but awesome piece of

 
 
Flanx

I dont know enough about Mario to understand that trailer, who are the penquins and why does he not recognize the Mushroom Kingdom? I thought he lived there this whole

 
 
Neronium

Happiest birthmases to Mike Martin, the cool uncle who lets us smoke at his May he have many more

 
 
MajinRotty

I didnt expect Bowser to apparently be the star of the new Mario

 
 
Vadicta

Mike Martin? With how old youre getting its more like Mike FARTIN! Ha ha ha! No but seriously--Mike? Mike, No! Put down the belt!! Mike!! MIKE!!!! NO NO NO! PLEASE PLEASE! IM SORRY!! IM SORRY!!!!!

 
 
Parismio

Oh you no longer need a reservation for steam decks for

 
 
Chris Bradshaw

the voice is a younger version of weve come full circle

 
 
dmanatunga

Am I the only one disappointed that Chris Pratt didnt do an offensively bad Italian accent?

 
 
humantofu

SEGA truly does what Nintendont

 
 
GoofierBrute

Me after watching that Mario movie Direct:

 
 
dephoenix

Ill give Pratt, Black, and Key this, they are actually doing voices that fit the characters and not just using their normal I wont lie, this doesnt look nor sound as bad as I had

 
 
Vadicta

Its official: Pratts Mario sounds like someone who could never grow that

 
 
RiffRaff

Happy birthday you Philthy animal! You are a sweetheart and I hope someone or something makes you super moist today!

 
 
Whispering Willow

AI Yoko Taro would just rip off Animal Crossing to kill Tom

 
 
Anthony Marzano

The biggest of happy birthdays to our resident pappa, Mike You never fail to bring a smile to my face and yet another roguelite release that I absolutely have to Hope youre having a good day, have a beagle!

 
 
RoomWithaMoose

If you could design your perfect man cave/she shed/non-binary domain, what would it look like?

 
 
Derpunkel

Its October 6th,wheres the bayo 1 physical release nintendo?

 
 
Lord Spencer

Check out my review of Tales of Destiny on the PS1, which is the first Tales game to be officially released in the Its a charming game for the most part, but its combat isnt yet