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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

SlimeyBearXXL979990

Just saw this bundle on the gaming site fanatical, Patch Quest seems like a fun take on a roguelite and the bundle cost is cheaper then it on Basically its a rogue lite where you capture enemies to ride them and use their unique moves and upgrades

 
 
RiffRaff

I really dont like AI That is Pic unrelated(?)

 
 
Gajknight

Current status

 
 
Alphadeus

The further I get away from my last adderall, the harder it is to channel this seemingly unlimited amount of mental energy into anything I really hope they replenish This could be another year where I only release like 1 or 2 albums :(

 
 
RiffRaff

Have a great day!

 
 
Parismio

Tchia is a very charming The music while sailing is so Love

 
 
Boxed Swine
 
 
hester2

While I still feel Wo Long was great, now that Im almost through with my fresh replay of Nioh 2, Nioh is overall a much stronger Im hoping for a sequel, Hopefully it can do what Nioh 2 did for that series

 
 
Inquisitive Raven

As much as I love it, I wouldnt wish navigating the 3DS eshop to purchase hundreds of games on my worst enemy (well, maybe just my worse Kudos to them for making it work, though!

 
 
Mamekuma

So uhh… I finished Automaton I have thoughts (in the Not really sure how to process it all, but it’s a wonderful bookend to the 3DS’s

 
 
absolutfreak

So, Bong, were doing old school fantasy/sci fi art?

 
 
ChronoLynxx

Have to thank Slimey for highlighting a lot of these awesome Vernal Edge is a good time and I can recommend for fans of Combat is actually really damn fun once you get the hang of it and I appreciate the mild SOA airship

 
 
Parismio

Whats in the Boxes!

 
 
ScionVyse

Oh baby, I finally hit Ive also been working my ass off, and it looks like Im going to have another video entirely done and ready to go before my next one goes live on Gotta do that

 
 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

I dont fully get what this I think maybe there was a Spike Chunsoft Japan onky game last year and this September its getting a English translation and dub for Lol at saying ps4 and only mentioning ps4 in the trailer nowadays and not

 
 
CycloneJoker

Ive been playing almost nothing but It is a dangerous game, but an entertaining Heres my Bard, Kaldur, with his chocobo Their name is

 
 
Neronium

Update on my Uncle: hospital is gonna move him to my cousins today at 5 Hopefully it all goes Gonna distract myself with some gaming and later console Gonna mod a GameCube with a Pluto IIX board in a few days, just need the flex

 
 
PLANET P1SS 69

Im not super fond of DeDeDes current

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Tonights session of Virtua Fighter Takeover is a do-over from the Virtua Fighter 30th Anniversary Stream last Heres hoping we can play VF3tb proper tonight!

 
 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

Very disappointing to hear Walking Dead Saints and Sinners Chapter 2 seems to recycle at least 75% of its locations from chapter 1 Also it came out on Quest in December and just came out today on steam, I didnt know it had been out that

 
 
Exber

New series of posts here: movies I have watched as the year goes, plus a few So: #1 Movie of 2023 is The marketing this movie had seriously got many thinking this would be a waste of time, and believe me, it is Had its moments

 
 
Occams

I am looking for game suggestions for a 6-year-old who is getting a Switch for Easter, unbeknownst to Have been recommended Lego games and Paw Patrol

 
 
Anthony Marzano

Calling all ye PC players, whos up for another night of Left 4 Dead 2 multiplayer? Know we did one a while back and it was a lot of fun and I along with some others have a hankering for it Was thinking some time this More in the comments

 
 
Neronium

Just got news my uncle is in Currently sad and helping my cousin out with getting them stuff so they can be with their

 
 
Mamekuma

Found a neat 3DS recommendation on PCGamer of all places called Automaton One of the last new games released on the 3DS and apparently a really neat experience--also $7 USD on the eshop, or $10 on Steam right now!

 
 
Retrofraction

Arnak has a new expansion coming!

 
 
Inquisitive Raven

Theyre deleting Mirrors Edge and some Battlefield games digitally April How dumb! Especially for Mirrors Edge, which is singleplayer except for online

 
 
Alphadeus

My girlfriend was let go from her job on the 1st of She put up a Unemployment should respond soon, but its getting close to the end of the month and some bills arent covered :/

 
 
dephoenix

Heads up, The Criterion Collection is having a 24-hour 50% off sale on their Still has over 23 hours to

 
 
taterchimp

Today is the day I get to subject my friends to the Dark Souls 5e RPG! Excited about it as Ive had the book for a while and the changes sound very fun

 
 
bong264

Average Tuesday Status:

 
 
Parismio

I started Yakuza 5 back up and oh yeah, its good to be Shame ima have to put it back down soon for Tchia and RE4 this Distractions ahoy!

 
 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

YESSSSSSSSSS I tried the demo for this and it was sick, really cool immersive sim like I reckon this will be like Gloomwood in the sense this will be in early access for a long time but its great to get news on the

 
 
Seymour

It’s rare that I cook myself a hearty breakfast to enjoy, and I’m definitely going to enjoy this <3

 
 
The Actual Charlton Heston
 
 
TheLimoMaker

To follow up from Anthonys post, if yall want to play some L4D on PC let us Youll get my sultry tones, and the ability to try and murder a British man Youd be mad to say

 
 
Seymour

Itching a mosquito bite and minor cut within the same square inch area and IT HURTS SO GOOD MMMF

 
 
Gajknight

Me telling my bruh Bloodborne is easy just dont get hit

 
 
RiffRaff

Have a great day!

 
 
Neronium

Ipad has been fixed for my Now if only shed remember her damn Passcode!

 
 
Dr Mel

Huh, this popped into my youtube front Pretty damn

 
 
ctg867

Lol I think I might like this Final Fantasy VII thing

 
 
Neronium

Can now say Ive taken apart a Macbook Tis an older model, but holy hell Apples use of screws rivals that of Nintendo! D:

 
 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

Very nice to see Tchia has been getting very good reviews and CJ reviewed here it on Destructoid It will be launching to play on PS Plus and on Looks like a fun game! Should be out later

 
 
Dr Mel

I love XCOM style games, but they wear me Ok, I just got done with a tense Now I have to sift through all my resources and monitor various timers and a ticking Id probably really love these games if I was

 
 
cockaroach

not sure if any of yall have fucked much with Berried Alive, but ive been loving their shit a lot lately, especially their latest love the hiphop beats, pop production, and guitar shredding mixed all

 
 
mullon

What is the Letterboxd of video games?