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Intended for the discerning but time-strapped gamer, The Daily Daze is meant to provide news and wisdom concerning the various facets of geek culture and the entertainment industry. Each episode strives to cover something unique, interesting, and/or just a little controversial.
 
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Video games are often loved as much for their sweet music as their (hopefully) engaging gameplay, a truth this particular episode is anxious to illustrate! 22 amazing tunes await the avid listener in what might be the most ambitious Great Gamer's Quiz yet! In 20 seconds (more-or-less), gamers will try to identify some legendary melodies. Or...they …
 
Once again, portable gaming systems are becoming all the rage, and the Arduboy FX might be the most unique among the current deluge of handheld entertainment. The size of a credit card--yet packing over 200 games and apps!--this little device pays tribute to Nintendo's Game Boy, yet fully embraces the can-do spirit of the modern gaming scene. So, i…
 
Limited Run Games, or LRG, became celebrated for converting rare and digital-only games into physical editions, then selling them in "limited" quantities to anxious collectors. At least, that's how it was supposed to go. But now, as LRG grows bloated on the goodwill, and cash, of a swarming fanbase, some are questioning the company's manipulative m…
 
The legendary arcade game comes home in miniature form courtesy of Numskull, the UK-based company specializing in everything retro. It's a slick-looking machine, too, but how well does it play? Is it worth the premium price? Mr. Pacario discusses the machine and the game within, then ponders the company itself--will Numskull keep producing these ti…
 
For this brief but no less spiffy entry, Mr. Pacario reviews Super Mario Manga Mania, the first official Western adaptation of the long-running comic series. Perhaps even more exciting, however, is Pac-Man's own celebratory book--Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon--coming soon from www.cookandbecker.com. And lastly, thanks to the U.K.-based company Numskull…
 
When it comes to talking classic games, few shows can match the renowned Retronauts podcast, a production that has long celebrated the gaming pastime’s colorful history. But with the show’s host and founder, Jeremy Parish, now moonlighting over at publishing house Limited Run Games in various capacities, is the show still as pure and transparent as…
 
At long last, Nintendo has graced us with a new mini...but it's not quite the Game Boy Classic many wanted. Rather, it's the rebirth of the old Game and Watch line, with Super Mario Bros. its showcase piece. The gadget's a nifty callback to the past...but is it worth the modern asking price? Mr. Pacario drops some thoughts in this quickie, bite-siz…
 
Death comes for everyone, and the 3DS is no exception--the dual-screened device has officially been abandoned, sort of, by the ever practical Big N. Mr. Pacario gives the system a fitting eulogy before tackling a more controversial matter--Nintendo's Super Mario 3D All-Stars, released in decidedly uninspired form. Is this really the company's best?…
 
After Nintendo and Sega took their turns, it was only fitting the TurboGrafx-16 also receive the mini treatment. A system both overlooked and underappreciated during the 8 and 16-bit eras, Konami has seen fit to give it an extra life with this tinier edition. Indeed, it's a sweet box of "what ifs"...a compilation of obscure but no less engaging gam…
 
What's better than the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation Vita? It might just be the Analogue Pocket, a slick, Game Boy-like device capable of playing an assortment of history's greatest gaming relics. With the device soon up for preorder, Mr. Pacario lists the system's many frills, features, and incredible options...along with one or two unfortunate d…
 
Sega is back with another miniature snack! After the nifty Mega Drive Mini and the loco Game Gear Micro, the company is going for a three-for-all with its Astro City machine, a cute all-in-one console with an assortment of rarely seen arcade games! Although little has been revealed, Mr. Pacario divulges the scants facts before proceeding with a "mi…
 
Along with countless movies, shows, and video games to consume, people must also choose between thousands of new podcasts appearing on a rapid-fire, weekly basis. And guess what? Most of these shows are junk! Luckily, Mr. Pacario is here to recommend six sublime shows of true worth and fun--from the cinephile's Now Playing to the sometimes creepy E…
 
Gamers complain about a lot of things...the most ironic, perhaps, is having too much content. In other words--too many games releasing every week! It's a weird problem that others of a different time would have loved to share, but there's truth to the complaint. Gamers are drowning in freebies, indies, Twitch streams, and cheap DLC without a proper…
 
For those who love the more audible side of gaming, this episode will draw them into that illustrious past while also highlighting the occasional modern day masterpiece. Indeed, music--especially that of the gaming persuasion--has always possessed the unique quality of making even the darkest days seem brighter. This quiz might challenge one's memo…
 
Don't say mini, say micro! Yep, Sega actually goes there with its tinier than dinky line of miniature Game Gears...while on the larger side of things, Arcade1UP unveils its next slate of home arcade machines, including the oft-sought Ms. Pac-Man. But whether teeny or supreme, are any of these machines really worth the money? Mr. Pacario gives his b…
 
Was 1980 really that long ago? Indeed, the year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary (or birthday) of gaming's greatest icon--the titular Pac-Man. For a time, the globular marble dominated pop culture in a way no mascot--even the almighty Mario--has ever achieved since. But beyond his command of the cultural zeitgeist, Pac-Man essentially gave birth to …
 
Turbo trumps virus! Indeed, after being delayed by the infamous plague, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini finally takes the West. Question is...was it worth the wait? Mr. Pacario provides his initial impressions regarding the almost mythical system and its generous trove of jubilant gems. Check out Pacario's occasionally updated blog here: https://www.destruc…
 
After a slight delay, the next Great Gamer's Quiz is ready to be played! This one's a hodgepodge of trivia taken from the entirety of the hobby - only the most well-versed gaming acolytes will survive! So whether carpooling to work or trapped at home, let this quiz prove, once and for all, you are indeed a gaming maven. Check out Pacario's occasion…
 
Limited Run Games prides itself on the "preservation" of digital titles, and for a while, collectors adored it. But times change, and the LRG of today seems more bent on manipulating gamers than truly serving the art form. Indeed, the company's recent stumble with its "exclusive" Streets of Rage 4 preorder has left many feeling burned. As always, M…
 
Collecting video games is time-consuming. Collecting video games is expensive. And for hunters desperate to own a complete set of a particular system, the going is often impossible. But all is not lost! In this episode, Mr. Pacario suggests different ways one might achieve a "full" set, while also pointing out the remaining consoles in which procur…
 
Collecting video games has become a popular pastime. But for some, it's more than that--collecting is their life, with libraries mounting into the thousands. At which point do stashes like these go from impressive to excessive? From being a nifty collection to an unfortunate addiction? Mr. Pacario, a collector himself, takes an honest look at the p…
 
Great news! The Great Gamer's Quiz returns for a speedy, rapid fire, turbo-charged installment. Yep, questions will be asked and answers expected...all within a scant few seconds. Can you best your friends or prove your worth within the strict time limit? Now's the time to spread that gamer cred! Check out Pacario's occasionally updated blog here: …
 
Want to play 3DS games on your Switch? You can't! Want to play PS3 games on your PS4? You can't! Alas, wouldn't it be great if the next Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo console could play every game from the past twenty years, thus preserving gamers' hard won collections? Well, depending on the company, gamers might just get their wish...or be bitte…
 
The TurboGrafx-16 Mini, along with its foreign counterparts the CoreGrafx and PC Engine, have all graced that magical land of Japan...while the rest of the world continues to wait. Are early impressions, well, impressive? Opinions vary, but there's a greater question at stake--after this system sees full release, can gamers expect more mini machine…
 
At last, another Great Gamer's Quiz arrives, this time celebrating some of gaming's finest symphonic--and oftentimes iconic--tracks and melodies. Indeed, the aspiring connoisseur will revel in a montage of ten awe-inspiring pieces with the aim, naturally, of proclaiming the game and origin of each one. Should be easy for any gaming expert...but new…
 
The Sega Genesis Mini arrived in September 2019, but that's only a third of the story. Two more versions of the system exist! And so, Mr. Pacario procured the Japanese unit, treating himself to an array of games very different from its Western counterpart. But...different doesn't always mean better. Indeed, is the Japanese Mini worth the money? Thi…
 
After a lengthy delay, Mr. Pacario has finally procured Numskull's 1/4 scale Ms. Pac-Man machine...and indeed, she's quite the looker! Fully playable and nearly identical to her larger counterpart, this device is a nice display piece, but is it worth the premium price? Mr. Pacario shares his thoughts and advice. Check out Pacario's blog for pics an…
 
Just how well do you know your favorite pastime, anyway? Indeed, treat yourself to a fine assortment of gaming goodness, this time in the form of some clever trivia spread across gaming's best, most iconic titles. Gaming vets, gurus, and prodigies might just nab that perfect score...while everyone else will at least learn something grand about gami…
 
The Blue Blur. The Blue Dude. The Blue Buzzsaw. Yep, the Hedgehog has returned, but this time it's a sprint to the screen as Sonic enjoys his first theatrical film. Yet, thanks to a horrific early trailer, this is a movie once surrounded by controversy. "Dumpster fire!" many were eager to say. Fortunately, the movie now seems to proving the naysaye…
 
Dragon Ball, that long loved series, returned after years of hiatus with Dragon Ball Super, a series that both entertained and disappointed the fanbase. Being a self-proclaimed "amateur" disciple of the series, Mr. Pacario uses this episode to share his thoughts regarding Super's finale, the epic Tournament of Power. Does it satisfy and redeem the …
 
The advent of digital media has brought many gifts, including the ease of convenience and more games than anyone could ever play. But the sacrifice? Physical copies of our favorite games--carts, cards, and discs, not to mention manuals and other amenities--look doomed to disappear. In this bite-sized 'sode, Mr. Pacario examines the pastime's slow c…
 
To celebrate Sonic's first theatrical film, it's only natural to present a new Great Gamer's Quiz, this one dedicated to everything blue and blurry. Are you a true Sonic fan? Do you count hedgehogs in your sleep? Do you have an uncanny need for speed? Then take a quick detour and give this quiz a listen--and see where you stand in Sonic's pantheon …
 
This week's show is a splash of animated favorites from ages past. Classic shorts, huge Disney epics, anime, and the sadly underrated are among those Mr. Pacario has yanked from his memory banks. As we old-timers love to say, "They don't make them like they used to!" Check out Pacario's occasionally updated blog here: https://www.destructoid.com/bl…
 
Games, like any art form, can prove to be a weird window into its creator(s)' soul. Indeed, even the most conventional genres can be bent into something wildly unexpected. Enter Pooyan, a certainly offbeat title that takes the basic gameplay of, say, Galaga, but turns it sideways and adds a dash of pork! For this mini-episode, Mr. Pacario describes…
 
Get ready, all you gaming collectors! Indeed, with gamers often spending more time hoarding and displaying their vast libraries than actually playing them, this Gamer's Quiz is strictly devoted to that facet of the hobby. Yep, from the rarest Atari games ever released to obscure Nintendo amiibos, this test will determine just how much one actually …
 
Another year, another chance to reflect on the state of game collecting--is it still worth hunting down all those hidden treasures, from sealed NES games to multiple copies of Luigi's Mansion 3, and then hoarding them for twenty years or more? Mr. Pacario provides his best insight into these matters, then goes into lighter fare as he drools over Ar…
 
'Tis a two-prong show this week--first, Mr. Pacario provides his thoughts on Numskull's recently released Galaxian 1/4 scale arcade machine. From there, he proceeds to analyze the entire home arcade market that has seemingly sprung out of nowhere. Indeed, how many of these nifty but hefty attractions can people collect before they simply cannot fin…
 
Being a gamer in the '90s wasn't easy--for every great game we got here in the West, there was another cool title left abandoned in Japan. And in some cases (*ahem* Saturn Bomberman), even the games we did get now command price tags that far exceed what most can afford. The solution? Importing! And in this episode, Mr. Pacario reviews some of his r…
 
As impossible as it seems, the original PlayStation has just shot past its 25th birthday. Yep, for over a quarter of a century, the PlayStation has been there, brightening lives with what is now a seemingly endless array of entertainment. And so, to both celebrate and pay our respects, this hereby Gamer's Quiz focuses on everything PS1 circa the 19…
 
'Tis time for another round of Dragon Ball; with too many arcs to cram for a single show, Mr. Pacario, the self-proclaimed novice of the franchise, narrows his focus to the middle arcs, including the outrageous Goku Black/Future Trunks storyline. Is Super finally finding its path, inching closer to the legacy of excellence that was Dragon Ball Z? M…
 
After taking a short break, Mr. Pacario returns with some thoughts concerning Dragon Ball Super, the long-awaited revival to the venerable Dragon Ball Z. Is this new series a proper continuation to what made Z so dramatic, epic, and endearing, or is it just the same old, same old? Or worse, does it betray the very foundation that made Z so great? W…
 
Taking a break from everything Dragon Ball, this week we venture back into gaming's domain with a stirring Great Gamer's Quiz. As always, the idea is to score a perfect '10'--or, at least, to beat your friends as a stream of questions are funneled your way. And this time, the theme is music; ten of gaming's top musical scores will soon greet your e…
 
Part 2 of a newb's journey through the bombastic world of Dragon Ball, GT-style! Yes, after hopscotching around Z's greatest moments, it's time to endure its strange off-shoot, a series some love, but many more love to hate. Is GT really so awful? Having no serious attachment to Goku and company beforehand, maybe your humble host can uncover the tr…
 
No gaming talk this week--instead, it's all about Dragon Ball! Or rather, my late entry into the series. That's right, I'm just now really appreciating a show many have adored now for over a generation. So take this episode as you will--a newb sharing his thoughts on an epic he's just beginning to understand...but can't wait to talk about! Check ou…
 
Anxious to prove your gamer cred? Need to prove your Nintendo devotion? Desperate to prove your Game Boy expertise? Then behold this handy quiz, designed to let you, gamer extraordinaire, to outshine the rabble with your gaming brilliance. Good luck, and may the pasta be with you! Check out Pacario's occasionally updated blog here: https://www.dest…
 
Collecting miniaturized arcade games has become all the rage as of late, and New Wave Toys with its Replicade line of classic minis has been at the forefront of the movement. Indeed, after a couple of stumbles, the company has just released its latest creation--a remarkable "tinyfied" take on Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition. Is it worth a collect…
 
Time is perhaps a game's greatest enemy--a title once heralded as an "instant classic" or a "perfect 10" can often seem surprisingly average, even lackluster, a mere decade later. So, in this episode, Mr. Pacario picks out some of these games that "haven't aged well" and defends their once good name. Check out Pacario's occasionally updated blog he…
 
Unlike most art forms and hobbies, gaming is always changing--always caught in a constant state of flux, which can be a good or bad thing. This week, there's a lot of news to unravel concerning Nintendo and some exciting home arcade developments. So, yeah, a double whammy of "Mama Mia!" and "Cowabunga!" awaits ya! Check out Pacario's occasionally u…
 
Gaming is perhaps the world's most celebrated hobby today, but once upon a time, most hadn't even seen a video game before. What broke that barrier? Many would claim Pong, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, or Super Mario, but there's another title instrumental to gaming's monstrous success--Taito's Space Invaders. In today's episode, Mr. Pacario examines the c…
 
'Tis time to test your gaming expertise once again, this time with a Contra-style, machine gun bevy of tricky trivia. In other words, a perfect test while you drive to work, run errands, or are just hanging around bored with your friends. Good luck getting a perfect score, though! Check out Pacario's occasionally updated blog here: https://www.dest…
 
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