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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...




Treasure Hunter G Lovely first half, but the second half sucks the fun out of the battle Story is charming and funny to start, but kinda turns into soup partway Might be fan translation or the era it comes Who knows!


Wow, Im tempted ! Its a Japanese version with most languages, it should release in


I have long hunted for a complete copy of this, in good Fell in love with it on PSP back in the Played this version a bunch too, but that was from Now it is finally


Day 5 of COVID, and I think the major, painful symptoms are mostly handled: sore throat is largely gone, fevers are gone, but congestion and coughs still I dont remember fatigue being such a primary symptom, but goddamn, I could sleep for weeks


Returnal beaten but not Finished Act 2 I just need the true Im trying Dead Cells and the settings are fantastic, you can pick carnivore or Naturally I went with


Yes, I own tomb kings too The dirty secret is that theyre just the 6th ed skellies with an upgrade Also expect a follow up post about a


Got a package today, and nothing was It looked like it had been tampered Currently


Just got my new glasses in the mail! How do they look?

Chris Bradshaw

steins;gate is a video game first to me


Double post but if there is any Binding of Issac PC players here then this mod seems pretty Not the most familar with the game so not sure what exatly is the new mod content or existing content but most of what is shown seems


Inspired by Jetter Mars Hit up a nearby Korean market for the good Gonna be a good Friday


Start your Friday, with this little punk


I never finished drill dozer, i remember quitting because of an impossibly hard i keep telling myself it probably wasnt that hard and that I was just too young at the Still cant get myself to pick it up


Anyone in the US/Canada wanting an Xbox Series X? I got an invite from Amazon to buy All I’d ask is cost + Just Invite expires Sunday I


When I first got Etrian Odyssey I loved how the manual told you about the classes in the form of a bard’s Later, when I was crazy enough with the game to get a copy of the US version, I found it had loads more! It has 8 pages of informative poems!


So after Simple Plan got mentioned I went back and listened to a lot of songs/bands I used to listen to in It was Like man, I think my entire music taste at that time was born from childhood


This seems like it could be kinda neat and as pretty as the ainmated story part is I wish more of the trailer was showing The art is a bit too zoomed out in battles for my Still a Cyberpunky JRPG turn based gamr could be fun out in Sept


Pretty sure this weeks Zombie Burger is the same as it is still State Fair So instead, why not read about my Extra Life event tomorrow? Itll be a party, and around 6:00 I should be due for eating a super spicy chip on stream!

Whispering Willow

Found a fanmade Persona 3/4 deck online and giving it a Should arrive Ill let folks know how it Card quality sounded


Meanwhile, I got an upskirt shot of the Space Shuttle Discovery


Got to say quiet impressed with the class variety you get throughout Triangle Some cool unique classes and they work with other classes in fun ways and focus on being specialised with unqiue moves over loads of customisation of


As always, waiting for games to escape EGS is the smart thing to Not that I did, since I got the PS5 version, but this stuff looks really rad! I still find it silly that so few games can manage NG+ on launch, but if all this is free Ill keep




Better Call Saul was the last regularly scheduled television program I was I dont know whats on broadcast TV anymore, much less if theres anything good on


I read only the most cultured of Bonus points if can name the book :)


Scored a second interview! Wish me luck! Also beat Cult of the Lamb! Mostly loved it and it was overall a really good This weeks TGIF is up over in the blogs! Come say hi and let us know how your week went along with all your weekend

Dangus Taargus

Rollerdrome got its hooks in Finished it but cant stop playing (NG+ is no The challenges are great to chip away at Rare is a game that gets me to care about high scores, combos, Not usually my cup of tea but this thing is too


Ill never understand why people choose to be Dont they know that Escort Missions are the worst levels in every video game? 🤔


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Whispering Willow

Zuck thinks the future is smoothed-over PS1 graphics with no shaders or even photo This looks like a guy that goes around the internet asking for feet pics after leading a Wednesday youth

Inquisitive Raven

> When your bi-annual bonus comes just in time to keep your bank account from dipping into the double digits


I still have no answer for this question a kid why is it called a building if its already built? image unrelated


Wolfestin 2 The New Colossus This Time its Wolfy is on sale on the eshop for €8 pretty cheap price if anybody intrested in


The Sega Genesis Mini 2 game list has been Crusader of Centy, Night Trap and Sewer Shark are good nabs, but the lack of Snatcher and Lunar is probably a deal EA added a single game and that’s Desert They had one job!




So I Prevail Dropped their new album on my bday, pretty cool! Hows everyones Friday going?


So Netflix just dropped 2 part bonus episode of The Sandman including an animated adaptation of Dream of a Thousand I am happy with this surprise!


I still have nightmares about all those terrible jumpers

Chris Moyse

And, just like that, the weekend is upon I hope that yours is a fun and happy Get some rest and have some good And if work is trynna get in the way, then just focus on slippin the chill times into the window you Have a wicked one <3


I need to plan a trip to the UK! Have a great day!!!


This is very cute, the voice actor for Gabriel in Ultrakill played through all of Ultrakill Act acts in character and does the voice of Gabriel the whole He also runs a very good you tube channel where he do voice acts shit posting memes


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Ive actually seen a lot of debate on this, is the Switch graphically closer to the Wii U or the base Xbox One? Breath of the Wild had me thinking the former, but I think Luigis Mansion 3 running at 1080p pushed me to the other




Apparently Helldivers 2 is being worked on now and rumored to be revealed Wonder will it come to Xbox consoles as well this time would be

Ricky Namara

The hero we need and deserve right

Whispering Willow

Very solid start for Had


Cross platform is so 2000 & I wonder what the first cross species game will

Mike Sounders

That moment when muscle memory kicked in, gives you 15 fucking levels and you don’t realize what you did until four hours too