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The Beautiful Silence of Metroid

"..." Did you hear that? That was the dialogue of a silent protagonist. I’m a pretty reserved person so you might think I’d be into silent protagonists, right? Not quite. When I’m playing games, I like to be immersed ...


What's Sonic's Next 'Ultimate' Remaster?

When Sonic Colors Ultimate was initially announced, many people wondered why Colors was chosen for a remaster. It turns out a multitude of factors including the original game's popularity, limited availability, and the success of the S...


The Trials of Post-Graduation Gaming

Do you remember the feeling of playing a new game and getting absolutely hooked to your latest gaming discovery? I've struggled to experience that blissful feeling for a while this year. Don't get me wrong; there are plenty of quality ...


What's The Future of Superhero Games?

We live in an amazing era for superheroes. The Avengers, Black Panther, Wonder Woman and the like have transcended into cinematic phenomenons. At this point, film studios are digging deep into the wells of comic books with characters l...


Community Bonding With Voice Actors

Video games have connected us in various ways throughout their history. Competing in the arcades, playing with family and friends, sharing cheat codes, and gaming online all come to mind. Games help us find a community that makes us fe...


The Sunshine Blog

Welcome to The Sunshine Blog! This blog is a happy place to return to whenever you need it on those days when you feel defeated. It's our responsibility to live our lives to the fullest, but it can be a difficult responsibility to bear...


Celebrating the Nintendo 3DS' 10th Anniversary

The Nintendo 3DS leaves a legacy as one of Nintendo's most important systems during its time on the market. However, the system needed to overcome a bumpy launch window first to achieve that success. To celebrate a system I've loved ov...


The Potential of Dormant Nintendo IP

According to Nintendo, they are only halfway into the Nintendo Switch's lifecycle. Since most major first party IP have made their way onto the Switch, it seems like the perfect time to dig into Nintendo's catalogue and revisit some se...


What's Next For Splatoon?

Woomy! Splatoon launched onto the Wii U in 2015 and turned the fledgling player base into a proud community of Squid Kids! Two years later, Splatoon 2 blasted onto the Nintendo Switch with even more success than before. More than three...


Video Game Anniversaries of 2021

2021 is going to be absolutely stacked with video game anniversaries! As a follow-up to my Video Game Anniversaries of 2016 blog, I want to go over the projects we know about and what we could possibly expect moving forward. I'm going ...


Resident Evil 3 Remake Potential

With all these rumors of a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake coming out, I thought it would be a good opportunity to go over what could really work in a new version of the game. Following the success of Resident Evil 7, interest in the s...


NinjaSpeed's Video Game Challenge Response

I just saw RiffRaff's 10 Day Video Game Challenge from Facebook. I had no clue the challenge had been extended to me, so I guess I'm writing another blog within just a couple months. 1) Sonic The Hedgehog 2 I played this game at a day...


DTOID Birthday List

Hey hey DTOID people! Over the years I've been here, I've struggled to keep up with remembering everyone's birthdays so I wanted to address that concern since I'm sure I'm not the only one. Fortunately, you've entrusted me to collect y...


Opening Up

As 2019 begins, I've realized my interactions with Destructoid have been limited. While I recently decided to announce my lurker status here in the community, I've decided to partially alter those plans. Over time, I've realized how mu...


Excellent Year for 3DS Games – 2017 Edition

2017 has been a complete knock-out for Nintendo thanks to the launch of the Nintendo Switch, as well as the SNES Classic and a handful of big 3DS releases. The Nintendo Switch has been an extremely popular game system thanks to its po...


Gaming Adrift

I've considered myself a fan of video games for most of my life. However, I've felt a serious disconnection from games over the last few years. I've been out of the loop when it comes to the titles most players seem to be engaged with ...


Excellent Year for 3DS Games

2016 has been an interesting year for Nintendo. Their mobile title initiative was a success with Miitomo and Super Mario Run as well as the cultural phenomenon of the summer, Pokemon GO! Additionally, the NES Classic Edition was a hig...


Sonic Says: Mania Edition

I interviewed the Sonic the Hedgehog cast to hear their thoughts on Sonic Mania. Let's start with the lead character. NinjaSpped: Hello Sonic. Sonic The Hedgehog: Hey there! What's up? NS: I'm doing well. How are you? STH: Feelin' go...


Nintendo Switch - Confirmed & Likely Games

In late October, Nintendo finally revealed the newest console, the Nintendo Switch via a reveal video. A handful of games were shown so I'm going to take a look at some of the revealed first-party titles as well as some likely titles f...


Do These Toys Still Have Life?

2015 had a large variety of toys-to-life video games to choose from. Almost an overwhelming amount, really. Skylanders: SuperChargers, Disney Infinity 3.0, the newly released Lego Dimensions, and various amiibo supported games like Ani...


Mighty No. 9 - Why I Was Excited

Mighty No. 9 was announced back in 2013 and I was hyped. I wasn't hyped as a fan of Mega Man, but as a fan of great video games. And Mighty No. 9 looked like another one of those really great video games. Unfortunately, numerous disapp...


Diversity via The Ladies

It's honestly great seeing more and more female characters in video games with major roles.  A ton of games I'm interested in this year feature prominent female leads including Horizon Zero Dawn, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, and Rise ...


From Metroid With Love

I'm no expert on Metroid. This year was the first time I've played a Metroid game. That game being Metroid Fusion on the Wii U Virtual Console, originally for the Game Boy Advance. And I've been having a blast! Imagining all the features t...


Better amiibo Unlockables

The demand for amiibo have well exceeded the supply. Figures are flying off the shelves, and fans are having a hard time finding the figures they’re looking for. And yet, outside of admiring their design, are the amiibo worth bu...


Why Can't Sonic Catch A Break?

Sega’s latest attempt at revitalizing the Sonic franchise was a whole new brand called Sonic Boom. They started a new comic series with regular collaborator Archie Comics, a new toyline with Tomy, a new animated series with QuiDo...


About NinjaSpeedone of us since 12:16 AM on 03.14.2015

I'm Gervaise and I'm an official lurker of Destructoid. You can find me upvoting and occasionally commenting more than posting nowadays.

*Game line-up by Dango

I've written some interesting blogs on Dtoid that I think are worth checking out such as these:

FRONT-PAGED! - The Beautiful Silence of Metroid

FRONT-PAGED! - The Trials of Post-Graduation Gaming

FRONT-PAGED! - What's The Future of Superhero Games?

FRONT-PAGED! - Welcome To The Franchise, Son!

The Sunshine Blog

2021's Video Game Anniversaries

FRONT-PAGED! - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Rhythm Game

Opening Up

FRONT-PAGED! - The Adaptation: Batman Assault on Arkham

FRONT-PAGED! - My Gaming Future

FRONT-PAGED! - 2016's Video Game Anniversaries

I really appreciate everything this community has done for me like shout-outs, fun descriptions and cool Qposts.

Here are my games of the year from recent history:

2010 - Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
2011 - Sonic Generations
2012 - Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
2013 - Fire Emblem Awakening
2014 - Super Smash Bros for 3DS
2015 - Splatoon
2016 - Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
2017 - Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
2018 - Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
2019 - Resident Evil 2
2020 - Final Fantasy VII Remake

In case you want it, here's my avatar.

Also, I'm a fan of this guy!