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Why difficulty scaling rarely works

As gaming has evolved over the years, games have seemingly gotten easier. A lot of players complained about how the difficulty of the NES days were gone for good. Some developers decided to keep the spirit of difficulty alive, but most inve...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remember The Heroes

This Memorial Day, I'd like to take a moment from your busy schedules of drinking, barbecuing, and catching up on game backlogs on your day off to acknowledge the real meaning of this holiday. Let us honor the sacrifice of those who have go...

 
 
 
 

Mafia II...Unfairness

The Mafia is cool. From "Omerta" in the Old Country to the Street Wars in America, The Underground Legacy of the Mafia is one that inhabits the corners of the mind. A society based on loyalty, honour and family, yet also on violence, lies, ...

 
 
 
 

Rant: CheapAssGamer.com

I am sorry for posting twice in one day. I won't post again today or tomorrow, I swear. But I had to get this off my chest while it was still fresh. That's what she said. I first got on to CheapAssGamer.com back in April of 2009. I thought...

 
 
 
 

When did I become my dad?

That I am writing this is an indicator that I have nothing better to do. The objective worth of that statement has no bearing on how wildly its connotation can vary, which is to say that it is both meaningless and polarizing. Neither of t...

 
 
 
 

Bad Things On The Horizon - The New Ace Combat

The new Ace Combat: Assault Horizon game has been bumming me out. Ever since the very first peeks we've had of the game its been clear that they are taking this new instalment in a very different direction from the rest of the series. OK...

 
 
 
 

How to save Zelda from itself.

I thought I'd write this opinion piece as a reply to Jim Sterling's article "The Question: Does The Legend of Zelda need an overhaul?" There are a lot of things I personally want from a Zelda game: fully orchestrated music and full voice...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Great Videogame Music - Heavenly Sword

Originally this was meant to be a list of great videogame scores, but when I realized I had gone well over two thousand words with it, I decided to do this in shorter segments. HEAVENLY SWORD was criticized for its short length and the com...

 
 
 
 

I Don't Want to be a Games Journalist

I'm happy just being a gamer. Let me start by saying that I'm not going to get into a debate about the term "Games Journalist", because that isn't relevant here; you know what I'm talking about. What I seek to do is to describe why being a ...

 
 
 
 

REmake: A love story

The Resident Evil series and I have had an interesting relationship through the years. It's been a long love affair, nine years in fact.The year was 2002; On a whim I had decided to pick up a copy of the Gamecube remake of Resident Evil 1, ...

 
 
 
 

Ode to The Claw

My first successful quest in Monster Hunter was with "The Claw." But let's go back a bit further. My friend had told me about this cool game on the PSP that contained swords and monsters and quests, with amazing graphics to boot. And I ...

 
 
 
 

Fistfights in the Conservatory

Im just going to keep punching you in the face until I win. Failing that, youre going to get shot in the stomach. Its nothing personal, thats just how we do things around here. Okay, we can talk a little first, maybe even negotiate a pe...

 
 
 
 

CONSCIOUSTOID #1: Orbb, Mynx, and Angel

Greetings fellow Dtoiders! I come bearing Conscioustoid, a series Ill be trying to keep up with about a lesser known use for video games; academic research. As a graduate student in neuroscience, I have to read many, many journal articles...

 
 
 
 

Final Fatigation: Conceding Franchise Burnout

According to my Gamefly queue, I was shipped Dissidia: Final Fantasy nearly a month ago. I only got around to popping it into my PSP last night, so clearly, I was just dying to play it. I was even more excited when I got through the tutoria...

 
 
 
 
 
 

My Unexpectedly Negative Opinion of L.A. NOIRE

L.A. NOIRE has done something I thought impossible: it has made me look back at the time I've spent with HEAVY RAIN and miss it. Because regardless of David Cage's pretensions of being a filmmaker and his hard-on for himself, HEAVY RAIN wa...

 
 
 
 

Streamtoid - Getting Started

I want to apologize for getting this blog up a few days later than I original said. I have been trying to balance work, socializing, and organizing my ideas to present to all of you. Anyway, let's begin brainstorming over ideas for Stream...

 
 
 
 

It all started with a Break and Enter...

There was no such thing as "pc graphics". The computer was a black screen and you could input text. It was a wonderful invention that made my work day so much easier. No longer did I have to use carbon paper to make a copy of a document ...

 
 
 
 

Things I don't want to see @ E3

So, there a lot of things people want to see @ E3. Here's some worrying trends I would love to not see in the next fiscal year: Final Fantasy VII Remake Burn this idea with fire. Seeing the quality of Final Fantasy products Square has b...

 
 
 
 

Dear Nintendo, It's Not You. It's Me.

Nintendo, weve grown apart for quite a while. Its time to move on now. There are a lot of people that really like you. You have a lot to offer. But lets not fool ourselves any longer. We just arent for each other. You have given me gr...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

hester2

Junes looking interesting! We have the questionably grimdark Final Fantasy up against the refreshingly grimdark Wouldve been a lot easier if one had been free! (Thanks a lot FTC)

 
 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

The intreating thing for me about Super Giant was that they didnt do sequels and each new game was essentialy a new story within a new genre of So a Hades 2 is really unintresting for me personaly but I know some will love the news for

 
 
NeoTurbo

Fuck yeah, Remnant 2!!!!

 
 
Torchman

Didn’t watch the show, chose to play Gundam Evolution with Frosty and Hypno That being said, yall got anymore of that there Armored Core footage

 
 
Whispering Willow

I dont think Hades needed a sequel, but the direction theyre taking works as the myths There were plenty of Greek gods and goddesses they didnt

 
 
Punished Nietzsche

They just used some Ashes of War to help with the

 
 
Robo Panda Z

Armored Core and Hades 2 made all of that for That and being snarky with

 
 
Parismio

Damn, Yoshida, when does the pre-order go up?

 
 
FakePlasticTree

DARK SPIRIT DESTROYED

 
 
Exber

Bill Clinton what? Anyway, only got to watch the orchestra and GOTY Enjoyed the music and That man with the flute was having the time of his life, I tell Will watch the entire show again, just Will they cut the Blinton part?

 
 
Occams

Love commenting with y’all is such a treat to Makes me feel like a kid again sitting around with my friends talking about video It’s so

 
 
GoofierBrute

You know, it says a lot that rabbi Bill Clinton kid still isnt the weirdest or most awkward thing to happen at the Game

 
 
Punished Nietzsche

Thanks to the Game Awards for this beautiful

 
 
Neronium

So Bill Clinton am I right?

 
 
Roager

Always a wonderful time when Dtoid live-comments a show like Thanks,

 
 
Seymour

Heres a deep cut funny thing I found on the Internetting:

 
 
ctg867

Seemed like they were setting up for a Ragnarok sweep but no, it had to be Elden Ring 🙄 time to put the Twitter keyword mutes back on lol

 
 
dephoenix

Also just saw that that new Star Wars games collectors edition is through Limited Run dont know why, but big budget AAA franchises using Limited Run

 
 
Seymour

Even though I have the libido of a 15 year old, its strange that Im abstaining from Marks (tasteful) I guess theres a parasocial aspect to Im not sure Id find a friends nudes interesting either, no matter their

 
 
dephoenix

Oh hey they just confirmed what the now cancelled Michael Keaton DCEU Batman film was going to Batman

 
 
JohnSmith123

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 
 
humantofu

A new Armored Core?

 
 
bong264

Its so beautiful 😭

 
 
medicamecanica

Blue protocol is going to have a sizable portion of people think its a gacha game for its entire

 
 
Inquisitive Raven

Theres a Kimberly figure in the SFVI Collectors Edition! (oh and Luke is there too I guess)

 
 
Sweaty Dungus

Kojima just said he had Death Stranding 2 written before the pandemic and he rewrote it entirely to avoid predicting any more Legend at the peak of his

 
 
dephoenix

What the hell is going on? Most of these games actually look interesting!

 
 
ScionVyse

Hurdy gurdy man is my

 
 
Riley1sSpook

2???????

 
 
drmcscott

Tropico Made an election promise to improve Built 3 hospitals right Staffed Sung a little No change in healthcare and mission

 
 
sp testure

Enjoy your game awards thingy, hopefully theyll be exciting news for me to read In the meantime Im obsessed with Titan Quest on the So damn plus the TQVault program is awesome Time for my Ritualist to mess things up!

 
 
streetmagik3

Got a new Not a great game, but it will look nice with the others on the Looking forward to RCG2 in a week or so, when it Ill end up double dipping while waiting on the LR physical, but I really want to play

 
 
Zalno

Just remembered that there was a Destructoid Discord that Im unable to Either the link isnt working, or the server wont let me rejoin after Or Ive been

 
 
FakePlasticTree

Might be the best review I’ve seen of this

 
 
Goemar

Game Awards starting Please share you hot takes and bad opinions over on the FP

 
 
Boxman214

OlliOlli World is very cool, but I am very bad I know, I Local man bad at video games! More at

 
 
hester2

Mike Flanagan Dark Tower series? Yes please!

 
 
Gajknight

Just finished the Mafia 1 What a wonderful Great writing and Playing Metroid Dread now, first Metroid and its pretty Starting Star Ocean:IAF, hope it doesnt suck (though it probably

 
 
PhilKenSebben

I need some help Details in

 
 
GoofierBrute

Playing through the new MK8 Deluxe tracks, and Im honestly kind of torn on the tracks being The new ones are actually a blast, and the Mario Kart Tour ones are surprisingly The rest are kind of

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Looks like Ill be Co-Streaming The Game Awards

 
 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

Huh I never remember hearing that they announced a while ago that they are making a Crysis 4 game

 
 
Exber

Best Graphics for my Retro GOTY Awards 2022 goes to: Killzone To see a 2013 portable game looking like a PS3 one is Runner up: Gears of War That attention to detail really Nominees in the comments:

 
 
Torchman

You love to see it, absolutely love

 
 
medicamecanica

Weird way to kick off The Game Awards but Im into

 
 
Roager

#Stripmas

 
 
Boxman214

When a British website puts a small file on your computer to save your preferences, shouldnt they call it a biscuit?

 
 
Perro

@Neronium might be able to answer this question but does anyone know a good gripcase for the regular 3DSXL? Looking online I only see ones for the new 3DSXL but I dont know if theyre the same Its uncomfortable to play after long periods