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Level-5 and Region-Locked Time Travel

Posted by: Ryan I might be working near Level-5. Well okay, I'm under no illusion that they're developing games there, but it is a small brick building with the Level-5 logo in the corner. And I wonder if that building contains the eight ...


Javascript Pong (shortblog)

Posted by: Ryan I was trying to figure out how to get basic collision detection working from scratch, which is essentially getting boxes to know that they've intersected each other and to react appropriately. And while I was prototypin...


PAX 2010: The Gameworks Across the Street

Posted by: Ryan Instead of doing one huge PAX Cblog, I'm gonna try to write one smaller post every day for maybe an entire week, if I can. And I didn't take many pictures, so bear with me. Dammit, why didn't anyone tell me that Taiko...


PAX 2010: Niero is super-cool and Slam Bolt Scrappers

Posted by: Ryan Instead of doing one huge PAX Cblog, I'm gonna try to write one smaller post every day for maybe an entire week, if I can. And I didn't take many pictures, so bear with me. One of the more unexpected things about PAX ...


Breaking Down the BIT.TRIP FATE Teaser Image

Posted by: Ryan Abstract as they are, there is definitely still some debate as to the symbolic meaning of the first three BIT.TRIP games. Some speculate that CommanderVideo is born in BIT.TRIP BEAT, while others argue that he is first ...


The Adventures of Small Puppy (NVGR)

Posted by: Ryan and Noelani Friday morning, when I woke from troubled dreams, I was a small, stuffed puppy. "What's happened to me?" I thought. It wasn't a dream. But instead of moping around, I decided to go traveling. Though being ...


Dear SEGA: How to Make Us Love Sonic Colors

Posted by: Ryan Sonic Colors has an official release date (November 16) and SEGA looks like they might get this one right. They're essentially making Sonic Unleashed again, but they're focusing on only Sonic and the action-levels this ...


Advice for the Broke Gamer

Posted by: Ryan Play Free Games Yes, it's obvious, but I've still got to mention it. Particularly if you're running on a Windows machine, there's a lot of free games out there that can tide you over while you're short on cash. Personally...


Tatsunoko vs. LAPD Podcast featuring LK4O4!

Posted by: Ryan The latest LAPD, Los Angeles Podcast of Destructoid, is now up and ready to download. And this week's main topic was the amazing, Wii-exclusive Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, with a special guest, LK4O4! As in, me! I was on a podca...


The Best Match of EVO 2010

Posted by: Ryan EVO 2010 was fucking crazy this year. The top story coming out of this EVO was definitely Justin Wong's SSF4 loss to the Taiwanese Adon player, Gamerbee, and getting denied a place in the Top 8, which was certainly an iron...


The Calculated Madness That Is "The Lost Vikings"

Posted by: Ryan "I really appreciate that you still go out and buy new games for the Genesis," my sister told me. I'm probably the only person she knows who goes out of his way to buy retro games, although I'll admit that part of it is du...


Mega Man 10: A Quick Review and a Long Analysis

Posted by: Ryan My Impressions Are Biased I love Mega Man. Less than a week before Mega Man 10 was released, my sister bought me a Mega Man and Protoman figurine, and to the best of my knowledge, she didn't even know that Mega Man and Pr...


Waiting on Mega Man 10

Posted by: Ryan I'm at work. On the way here, I was carrying a bag, with a new water bottle hanging off of it, and a book in my hand that I've borrowed* from Noelani. I've been reading The Namesake on the train ride over, but I'm reading ...


I'm sorry, but Super Mario 64 DS is kind of mediocre.

Posted by: Ryan I hate the music in Super Mario 64 DS. Maybe under different circumstances, it wouldn't bother me so much, but the last two games I played on my DS were Space Invaders Extreme 2 and The World Ends With You. I've been hea...


Tatsunoko vs. Capcom vs. Sleep

Posted by: Ryan My receipt was marked with the number '8'. I was eighth in line to get my game. The person directly behind me was getting Tatsunoko vs. Capcom too, although most people were in line for Mass Effect 2 or MAG. But I got my c...


First Impressions: Bayonetta

Posted by: Ryan Portrayals of female sexuality in popular media usually piss me off. Noelani has seen me metaphorically roll my eyes every time she buys an issue of Seventeen Magazine, or when I have to walk into a women's store that d...


Aliens Have Landed (Space Invaders Extreme 2)

Posted by: Ryan I had some time to kill while I was waiting for Karina on Friday night, so I took out my trusty Nintendo DS Lite and started playing some Space Invaders Extreme 2. When I was in college, I played a lot of Advance Wars 2...


Sit Down, Girl! I Think I Love You! (Rock Band 2)

Posted by: Ryan I had forgotten about the lag. See, old-school TVs just take what ever images they get and throw it up on the screen, but these new HDTVs have to re-scale the image and run filters on it, which makes the image lag a lit...


New Dreamcast Game from Beats of Rage Devs

Posted by: Ryan Well speak of the devil. I was just playing some Beats of Rage on my Dreamcast last night because I couldn't sleep. And just in time for the Dreamcast's 10th anniversary, the devs at Senile Team have announced that their n...


Sonic and Tails

Posted by: Ryan My younger sister has been addicted to Art Style: Rotohex lately. A lot of the guys I know seem to think that girls don't play games, but from my perspective, they play plenty of games. My sister (and my girlfriend both) p...


Screen Kill: Experimental Gameplay Project

Posted by: Ryan I made a game! It's not a terribly good game, but that's okay. The Experimental Gameplay Project has started up again, and this month's theme was "Bare Minimum." When I think of "Bare Minimum" games, I think of the blac...


Pokemon Game Designers

Posted by: Ryan I've been bitching about the state of Pokemon for a while now, and my girlfriend is one of those people who pre-ordered Pokemon Platinum. Go figure. But I think we can admit that the Pokemon games have gotten ridiculously ...


Remake of La Mulana

Posted by: Ryan The indie game La Mulana is coming to WiiWare, complete with updated graphics, and it looks like it's going to be published by Nicalis: (story via IndieGames.com) (Image from the original PC version of La Mulana) I don...


About LK4O4one of us since 1:47 PM on 05.07.2009

Hello there.

My name is Ryan and I work at a pretty prominent web company. I'm 24 years old, which makes me one of the youngest people at the company (out of over 100 people). I have half of a college degree, a full-time job, and now I've got a place to hang out and talk about awesome video games.

Feel free to talk to me! <3

== Currently Playing ==
FTL: Faster Than Light
Slitherlink by Nikoli

== Recently Finished ==
Thomas Was Alone
Fire Emblem: Awakening
FTL: Faster Than Light (Easy)
Hotline Miami
Little Inferno
Analogue: A Hate Story
Mark of the Ninja
Atom Zombie Smasher
Time Fcuk
Thirty Flights of Loving
Lone Survivor
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Dynamite Jack
Slitherlink by Nikoli
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Ghost Trick
Mighty Switch Force
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AE
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
Mighty Flip Champs
Donkey Kong (Game Boy version)
Escapee GO!
Aura-Aura Climber
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
Elite Beat Agents (Normal Difficulty)
Paper Mario
Sonic Colors (Wii version)
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Mother 3 (Fan Translation)
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Both Second Endings)
Portal (Steam version)
Cave Story (Wii version)
Spartan: Total Warrior (GameCube version)
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
Half-Life 2 (original Xbox version)
The Lost Vikings (Genesis version)
Pokemon HeartGold Version
Bangai-O Spirits (All 160+ Levels Cleared!)
Super Mario 64 DS
The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie
The World Ends With You
Ninja Gaiden Black (Normal Difficulty)
Chrono Trigger

== Systems I Own and Love ==
Sega Genesis
Sega Dreamcast
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS Lite
Nintendo 3DS

== 3DS Friend Code ==
5241 1905 5146

== Wii System Code ==
4688 2108 9135 7828

== Tatsunoko vs Capcom ==
4297 4386 7686

== Monster Hunter Tri ==