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Switch Pro rumors are on overdrive. I mean...Nintendo rumor mongering is kinda always hyperactive. But with outlets like Bloomberg getting on the train this year, it's been a little more interesting than just random Twit...   read


Review: Miitopia

  Watch Video Miis...I miss 'em! It feels like just yesterday that I was using StreetPass to accumulate an endless amount of Mii friends. Remember Everybody Votes? Ah, we're past our nostalgia limit for the day. It's time to look to the future! Or the past, in the case of Miitopia on Switch.   read

  Watch Video Monster Hunter Rise has been doing well for itself, with steady gains since launch. Now it just hit a new milestone: seven million shipped. While "shipped" is often a point of contention, it's the only number that matters to ...   read

"Borderlands 3 supports cross-play" is now a statement that will need a major asterisk next to it, seemingly through no fault of the game's publisher. Speaking publicly on Twitter, Gearbox box Randy Pitchford openly shed...   read

Did you catch the Sonic stream yesterday? No worries, we recapped the whole thing. Of note, we got confirmation of the Sonic Colors remaster under the "Ultimate" moniker, as well as a tease for what is likely a new ...   read

World's End Club is the big focus this week on the Switch eShop, and one of the few featured games in a sea of oddities. The oddest is easily Spy Alarm, which gives off extremely '90s "your sibling will get caught breaki...   read

  Watch Video Well that was fast! Haha, get it? Sega promised new announcements today during their Sonic Central stream, and that's just what we got. The big news? A Sonic Colors revival and a tease for the first new Sonic game i...   read

Oh Sonic Central. You were about to leave us with "here's a remaster" and "a bunch of merch and collaborations," but you just had to give us one more tease! Right as the stream was about to end, Sega gave us that classic "one...   read

Can't get enough Sonic retro compilations? Well, Sega can't either! Later this year Sega will release Sonic Origins, which packages together Sonic 1, 2, 3, Sonic and Knuckles, and Sonic CD. "More info will be coming late...   read

  Watch Video It's Sonic stream day, and does it feel like E3 is here already? Because it's kind of here. In what might be the biggest news of the week, Sega has announced that Sonic Colors is getting a remaster. Described as "better ...   read

  Watch Video If you didn't experience World of Warcraft's Wailing Caverns dungeon back in the day, odds are you got a chance to see what all of the fuss is about in WoW Classic. It's an early dungeon, to be sure, but it's one of the more ...   read

  Watch Video "You're too slow!" Wait, I'm right on time! In just 30 minutes we'll see what the future of Sonic the Hedgehog entails. The official teaser for what Sega calls "Sonic Central" involves: "upcoming projects, partnerships, ...   read

We're getting the second part of the Steel Dawn questline fairly soon in Fallout 76, but before that larger update arrives, we just got a smaller patch that paves the way for that hefty amount of content. A new patch is live ...   read

  Watch Video I really miss the days when Heroes of the Storm was more active than pretty much any other MOBA. The team has always killed it, giving it their all when developing content of any kind, and they're still killing it, even ...   read

Nothing is a given in the world of Blizzard. The phrases "soon" and "Blizzard Time (tm)" aren't just jokes, they're a reality. While the "gameplay first" mantra wanes a bit from project to project in modern times, for the mos...   read

The new version of Miitopia is pretty much the same as the old one, and both of them support amiibo functionality. But of course the new hotness always benefits from advancements, and in this case, the Switch edition jus...   read

[Update: In this roller coaster of a saga, four months after announcing that he was departing the role of Sonic with a broken blue heart, voice actor Roger Craig Smith tweeted out a picture of a mended heart, noting: "I hope ...   read

Nintendoooooo! While I have no doubt that Zelda will get some sort of anniversary shindig, the jury is out on some of the other series (poor Metroid). Some rogue agent on some Twitter account might put out an unauthorized "re...   read

All good things must come to an end...is the exact phrase I was thinking when reading over Masahiro Sakurai's newest Famitsu column, as reported by ryokutya2089. In case you've missed it, Sakurai has been contributing to a Fa...   read

  Watch Video Making open world games is hard. There's so many variables to account for, so many potential glitches to test: it's impossible to ship it and cover everything. The most you can hope for, however, is that the game is playable,...   read

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is sparking a new interest in many prospective N7 fans, and re-sparked the passion of millions of folks who ate, slept, and breathed this series for years before it was put on ice. And lo a...   read

  Watch Video In case you missed it, Konami recently revived the 1987 classic Getsu Fuma Den in the form of GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, which is now in Early Access. Konami has a soft spot for Getsu Fuma Den, as it pops...   read

Fallout 76 will host the second part of its Steel Dawn update, Steel Reign, soon enough. But before that happens, Bethesda is doing a little self-reflection. In their latest blog update, the team notes that they are going to ...   read

Algorithms are all the rage! If you watch the TV show Shark Tank, it's a buzzword that comes up in nearly every online-enabled pitch: "we've developed unique algorithms that suggest personalized content for each user." Of cou...   read

  Watch Video Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Jess Margera: two things I did not expect to write about this morning! Yep, the CKY drummer and brother of Bam Margera himself recently confirmed on the Behind Closed Doors podcast that his band's m...   read

[Update: Bungie addressed the bungle in their recent This Week at Bungie post, noting that their "current goal is for cross-play to ship in season 15," but a "beta" will begin early this week. It actually kicks off Tuesday, M...   read

  Watch Video Shin Megami Tensei is criminally underrated. Look, I understand that it's rated. In JRPG circles, it's spoken of constantly, and fondly. But the name doesn't carry as much weight in general scenes as, say, Persona. That needs to change at some point. And Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster is helping that happen.   read

  Watch Video In case you weren't aware, Dante has a part of the Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne DNA for a long while. It spawned an entire cottage industry of "Featuring [x] from the [x] series!" and was one of the most prolific gaming crossovers of all time. I got to chat with Kazuyuki Yamai, director of the new HD Remaster, to see how it all went down, nearly two decades later.   read

We've known that Destiny 2 would be reintroducing the classic Vault of Glass raid for some time, but now it's actually happening. As highlighted in Bungie's new blog, the Vault of Glass will unlock on May 22 (t...   read

  Watch Video Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has been out for half a year now, and we already want more content. That's how these things go! People tear through the Warriors games as a whole in an insatiable fashion. But eventually ...   read


About Chris Carterone of us since 3:56 PM on 01.05.2009

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!


Twitter - @DtoidChris

I'm married, and I've been playing games since I was 4. I still remember buying my own NES system at Sears and going home and playing Mario/Duck Hunt. Fast forward to the present, my wife and I now own a PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.

If I had to choose a system I had the "best times" with, it would be a two way tie between the Sega Dreamcast and Sony Playstation 2. My favorite game series is Mega Man Classic, but I own every Metal Gear, Devil May Cry, Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Wario, Tony Hawk, main series Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil game ever released in the US (and a lot more), so it's a close call!

There are too many good games out to count now, but I'm always itching to play my backlog of old PS2 action titles. I'll play anything and everything action-adventure, so if you have a game in mind, drop me a line! I have strong opinions regarding the financial decisions of many publishers, but at the end of the day, I'm willing to give anything a chance; especially if it comes recommended by a community member.

Oh; and in 2012 I started contributing to Destructoid.

Currently backed upcoming crowdfunding projects:

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Shenmue III

I also backed the Tiny Cartridge Patreon in 2014 for several months, but no longer back any gaming personality Patreon campaigns currently


Here is my story, from my humble beginnings as a c-blogger.

Carter's Quests (previously Magnalon's Quest):

2011 - Zelda
2012 - Resident Evil
2012 - Tony Hawk
2012 - Kingdom Hearts
2012 - Wario
2013 - Mega Man Classic
2013 - Devil May Cry
2013 - Mega Man X
2013 - God of War
2013 - Metroid
2014 - Diablo
2015 - Batman: Arkham
2018 - Souls/Dark Souls

Future - Pokemon
Future - Splinter Cell
Future - Mega Man Spinoffs
Future - Elder Scrolls
Future - Mario
Future - Platinum Games
Future - Kirby
Future - Clover
Future - Castlevania
Future - Metal Gear
Future - Tenchu
Future - Ninja Gaiden
Future - Onimusha
Future - Ape Escape
Future - Disgaea
Future - Twisted Metal
Future - Deception


Promoted (before I was staff):

Playing with Others: Phantasy Star Offline

Magnalon's quest to beat every Zelda in 2011

Tips for Securing Your Xbox Live Account


My top 20 games (in no particular order):

Resident Evil 5
Fallout: New Vegas
Dragon Age: Origins
Demon's Souls
Skies of Arcadia
Lunar 1 and 2
World of Warcraft: All Expansions
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tenchu 2
Devil May Cry 3
Phantasy Star Online
Ape Escape 1
Rockman & Forte (Mega Man & Bass)
God Hand
Jet Set Radio Future
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Donkey Kong Country 2
Final Fantasy Tactics


God of War (2018)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Bayonetta 2
NieR: Automata
Guilty Gear Xrd
Mario Kart 8
Gravity Rush 2
Dark Souls III
Shovel Knight
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
Uncharted II
Yo-Kai Watch
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ori and the Blind Forest
Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Dark Souls II
Deception IV: Blood Ties
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Strider (2014)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy
The Wolf Among Us
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Super Mario 3D World
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Dead Rising 3
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
Pokemon X & Y
Super Mario 3D World
Grand Theft Auto V
Dragon's Crown
Gravity Rush
Dragon's Dogma
Persona 4 Golden
Pokemon Silver
Tomb Raider (2013)
Brave Fencer Musashi
Shenmue II
Dark Cloud
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Asura's Wrath
Mutant Mudds
Far Cry 3
Binding of Isaac
Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning
Zone of the Enders 2
Kid Icarus: Uprising
God of War 2
Batman: Arkham City
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Diablo II
Diablo III
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Tomb Raider II
Metal Gear Solid 4
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Zombies At My Neighbors
Super Bomberman 2
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Onimusha 3
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Ninja Gaiden Black (Xbox)
Power Stone 2
No More Heroes 2
Ultima Online
Aladdin SNES
Super Punch-Out!!
Demon's Crest
Secret of Mana
Shadow of the Colossus
Borderlands 2
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy X
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario 64
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario 3D Land
Mega Man 8
The Lost Vikings
Bujingai: The Forsaken City
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Odin Sphere
Donkey Kong Country
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Call of Duty: World at War
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Half Minute Hero
Kirby Super Star
Super Meat Boy
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
L.A. Noire
Outland (XBLA/PSN)
Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Mighty Flip Champs
Child of Eden
Kirby's Dream Course
Shadows of the Damned
Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR)
Rayman: Origins


The following are a few beloved fictional characters, compliments of SuitcoatAvenger

-My favorite video game character of all time: Magic Emperor Ghaleon.

-Legato Bluesummers from Trigun: classic villain.

-Although obscure, Zero Beat is among my favorites.

-My original avatar.