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Not-So-Early Adoptérmon: Prologue

[Cross-posted from my proper gaming blog, because I don't love you enough.] If there's one thing that can often be said about me, it's that I am rarely on the cutting edge of, well, anything. I've spent most of my life a few steps behind...


Dante's Inferno: What the hell is the problem?

[Okay, so I decided to start my own off-Dtoid gaming blog, dorkily titled "The Gentleman Gamer," since I apparently enjoy pretentious oxymorons. I figure I may as well cross-post the opinion pieces here, since no one is likely to read the...


The Kids In The Hall play "Portal"-- No, seriously

The Kids In The Hall and Portal. Two great tastes that go great together. In the above video, posted to the Kids' MySpace channel, the other four Kids watch Scott Thompson (the gay one, if you're keeping score) playing Portal on their (r...


Demo Impressions: Mercenaries 2

Though my experience with them is sadly minimal, I'm a huge fan of sandbox games. The idea of being able to go wherever I want and do whatever I want is one of the greatest draws in all of gaming, for me. Mercenaries 2 is apparently one o...


Valve shows off early Demoman concept art [TF2]

I'm an unashamed Valve fanboy. I love just about everything they do and I would let Gabe Newell spoon me for a full week, if he so desired. My love runs especially deep for Team Fortress 2, as most of you well know. So, it's kind of diffi...


Demo Impressions: The Force Unleashed

I don't think I ever realized that I had so much invested in this game. I've loved Star Wars to varying degrees ever since I was a small child, hiding my eyes whenever the rancor appeared on-screen. Naturally, I've purchased the toys, rea...


Mmmphf mmmnuh mmphf phmmna! [TF2]

Alice, over at her Wonderland blog, found this really freaking amazingly awesome piece of homemade Team Fortress 2 incredibleness: A Pyro candlestick holder. I cannot describe to you the levels of sheer want that this inspires within me. ...


Demo Impressions: Too Human

As someone who has been rolling his eyes every time Dennis Dyack opens his mouth, I felt like I needed to give the Too Human demo a try, and subsequently ramble about it in a c-blog. If there's one thing that turns me off, it's genuine, s...


IGN Exclusive: Squids are not animals!

The Internet Freelance Shame Squad rides again! Seriously though, why is IGN popular? Furthermore, why is IGN still even operational? And further furthermore, exactly what form of alien life is the squid, then? Is their homeworld at war w...


Kingdom of Loathing Recap [April 2008]

For those who don't know, Kingdom of Loathing (KoL) is a text-based MMORPG. It's extremely low-tech, and 100% tongue-in-cheek, and if you don't like it, then you are a terrible human being. Technically, the game has been in open beta sinc...


Kingdom of Loathing Recap [March 2008]

It's about time Kingdom of Loathing got some coverage on here, even if it's just on the c-blogs. Why, you ask? What's my justification? Because it's awesome, that's why, bitch. For those who don't know, Kingdom of Loathing (KoL) is a tex...


My Gaming Rig (Click for Awesome!)

Now, I can't recall what started this recent trend of posting our console gaming rigs. (Was it a contest? A monthly project? I don't remember.) Whatever it was, I've enjoyed seeing your setups. Some have been truly drool-worthy, while oth...


Brian Crecente Reviews Brawl

Two video posts from me? In one day? Then you know the content has got to be amazing. And it is. You better fricking believe it. Anyway, if you deny this video is amazing, then you are no son of mine and you can get back in the basement, ...


Not my Turning Point gaming rig

Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you the computing rig of Mr. Matthew J. Sharpless Sanderson, VIII. Yes, the glorious laptop you see above is where I conjure up all my magnificently witty comments and my lusty, sexual forum posts. O...


Shakespeare Video Games Are The Future

Pardon the picture post, but I felt it was appropriate. Also, pardon the slightly diminished quality. Squint. It's good exercise for your eyelids. For those who don't know, Dinosaur Comics is one of the five greatest things on the intern...


MST3K's Mike Nelson Rocks The PSTriple, Yo

For those unawares, Mystery Science Theater 3000 was-... Actually, scratch that. Anyone who doesn't know what MST3K is can die in a fire. Okay, perhaps that's a bit harsh. Two robots and a guy watch bad movies, funny happens. That's all y...


From the Makers of Bomberman Live...

Fresh from the supple, delicate lips of my dear, dear Surfer Girl, comes this piece of old news that is new news to me. (And I've scoured Dtoid from top to delicious bottom and I've found no mention of this beautiful game.) Surfer Girl ri...


Out-of-Date Games #2: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Dancers

[Note: This is a repost. Here's why: First, I initially rushed and didn't take the time to polish this up. I was in a hurry to embark on my 18-hour Halo 3 extravaganza and I cut some corners. Secondly, only two people saw it. Posting it h...


Out-of-Date Games #1: Grand Theft Hitler

"What the hell is this crap?" you ask? If you've spent ten minutes around me in IRC or on the forums or in the comments, you probably know that I'm a financially strapped bastard who has yet to purchase a beloved Xbox 360. As such, I am l...


About Sharplessone of us since 12:40 PM on 03.09.2007

Name: Matt
Occupation: Habitual Line-Stepper
Location: New Jersey, USA
Date of Birth: June 13, 1983
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Relationship Status: D.O.A.
Blood Type: Too Rich To Die

My Stuff
Tumblr (bullshit)
Twitter (twitters)
Last.fm (musics)

Game Systems Owned
Xbox 360
Playstation 2 (sold)
Playstation (gave away)
Gameboy Advance (dim screen)
Nintendo 64 (broken)
Super Nintendo
Sega Game Gear
Sega Genesis

Best Vidya Games Ever
01 Team Fortress 2
02 Earthworm Jim 2
03 Left 4 Dead
04 Half-Life 2
05 Portal
06 Earthworm Jim
07 Rock Band 2

Best Vidya Games Characters
01 Solid Snake
02 Anyone from Team Fortress 2
03 The G-Man
04 Gordon Freeman
05 Samus Aran
06 Francis (Left 4 Dead)
07 Francis York Morgan