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HUGE: Destructoid rolls out ad-free memberships

Many of you had said that you enjoy what we do, but you don't enjoy ads.  We get that. Likewise, we wish we could just concentrate on chasing the best stories, not pageviews. We want to offer more, but also respect our readership too m...

 
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Browse Destructoid with your arrow keys like a boss

Would you like to browse Destructoid posts by just using your arrow keys? Here you go. The tool was created by the folks at Nextly, a cool browser app that lets you skip from one post to another at the click of a key, and also lets you impo...

 
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New Dtoid Theme

Dafoe Returns: Try Dtoid's new darker theme

Yep. Try it right above our logo. You will need to Refresh Page to see it affect comments. For those of you blinded by our stark summer redesign I now bring you a fully-featured dark theme, complete with alternate button styles and all that...

 
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Hide your kids, we're going to Nashville next weekend!

Giddy up y'all! There's a Destructoid Hoe-down a-comin' up and you better grab whatever you southern people use to party. I'm going to admit, all I know about the south comes from The Dukes of Hazzard re-runs. That's right, our very own Joh...

 
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[Minor update: I moved my CPM real-world stats from the comments to the post so that its more visible] Whether you're an aspiring writer, an established games critic, or a hopeful webmaster building your first gaming site it ...   read

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Bloggers Wanted

Bloggers Wanted: What's your favorite Destructoid memory?

[When we're looking for blogs on a specific topic, we'll put out a Bloggers Wanted call. Check out the blog prompt, write a response, and you may see your blog promoted to the front page! --Mr Andy Dixon] Did you know that today is Destruct...

 
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Dtoid turns seven

Destructoid turns seven

Our old readers know that I've been wanting this job long before websites existed, so to be here and celebrate 7 years of living the dream really just fills my heart with every passing year. I'm blessed. They still haven't banned me from at...

 
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Dtoid Memories: Fo' Da' Shawties

[Destructoid turns seven this Saturday, and all month long Dtoiders have been sharing their favorite memories from their time in the community over in our Cblogs. Here's Swishiee's... what's yours? --Mr Andy Dixon] It's hard to believe that...

 
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Dtoid Memberships

Community poll: What membership perks would you support?

As our esteemed founder has revealed, online advertising as we know it may dry up in the long run, so in the near future we will be accepting reader donations to keep Destructoid, Japanator, Flixist, and Tomopop exactly as you know the...

 
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[Webmaster Dojo is a column where I share my experiences running Destructoid, one of the last sites not owned by a media conglomerate or venture capital velociraptor. I'll sling exotic coffee bean water to keep servers on.] R...   read

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There is a well in Africa named Destructoid: PROOF!

[Update 2: Hey, remember that time we raised $5,494 to build a well in Africa? Well, it's done! CharityWater sent along some photos of Ethiopia's first Destructoid-branded water well, along with some cool and downright heartwarming facts ab...

 
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Check out Meetup.Destructoid.com

All over the world, Dtoid community members gather to hold NARPs (No Apparent Reason Parties) to get to know each other outside of the internet. Well, the community team here at Destructoid wants to make it a bit easier for everyone to gath...

 
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Mr. Destructoid seeks San Francisco editorial intern

In the city?  Have some free time during daylight hours?  Can you write good well?  Contact us!  We pay interns in yellow dresses and Rice-A-Roni.  Send samples of your work to [email protected]  

 
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The Official Destructoid Review Guide

It's been quite a while since we've updated our reviews guide from 2011, and now is as good a time as ever to set the record straight once again, and keep our readers informed of the review process. Please read this (or at least skim i...

 
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Forums, we have them: May 2011

[The Forums are totally taking credit for the Watdoom craze that swept the site this month.] We interrupt your regularly scheduled front page to once again remind you that Destructoid has Forums and if you didn't know about them you've b...

 
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Happy birthday from Destructoid Europe

Since the glorious Hamza Aziz stole the Birthday video spotlght yesterday, I decided to keep our little video for another day. Destructoid Europe community memeber and camera man, Roy Malcomber has decided to throw a video togeth...

 
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Forums, we have them: March 2011

Hey kids, it's that time again -- time for me to take you by the hand and walk you through another edition of Forums, we have them. Single file please; and I saw that, get your hand out of your pocket. Okay, you're probably wondering ab...

 
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Plushtoid has arrived!

[Awesome community member, forum moderator, and toy designer/creator Zodiac Eclipse has made these incredible plush Mr. Destructoid heads! If you want one (or any of the other awesome toys she and her husband create), head on over to her st...

 
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Live Show: Dtoid Chill Bros Vs Jam City RollerGirls

Update: Check out our archives on JTV for the show.  It was ridiculous. There are three rollergirls at Destructoid HQ right now, live on our show. This is really happening. Today the crew will be getting rowdy with some tough-as-nails ...

 
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Forums, we have them: October 2010

This month in the forums, people mock collectors editions with vegetables (or are they fruit?), manly men flaunt their beards, the Cinema opens for movie ratings and discussion, and sometimes we talk about games. It was a bit of a slow m...

 
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Forums, we have them: April edition

[Forums, we have them, is a monthly series where we look at all the going-ons in the Destructoid Forums.] Well, this time last month I honestly didn't expect I'd be making one of these posts. For those of you who still haven't heard, Tec...

 
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Forums, we have them: March Edition

[Forums, we have them, is a monthly series where we look at all the going-ons in the Destructoid Forums.] Welcome to the March edition of Forums, we have them. This month isn't going to be about things I've updated or additions to Forum (al...

 
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Handys X-mas X-travaganza begins now!

[Handy created this awesome Destructoid themed Christmas poem! Merry Christmas from everyone at Destructoid!] It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we forget about all our problems and just try to enjoy ourselves for one...

 
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My Halloween costume for 2009

[Editor's Sonic9jct made himself a Mr. Destructoid helmet for Halloween. Awesome! -- CTZ] The idea for this baby came to me about a month ago for whatever reason. Probably that Dante's Inferno $200 video. Anyway, built this completely out o...

 
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Get your face in the gallery of Dtoid Community photos

 Have you ever noticed that we show community photos in our blog pages?  You should be in there -- we want your pictures! All you need to do is find a photo with four or more Dtoiders in the picture, resize it to 189x90 (no squish...

 
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Forums, we have them: August edition

The countdown to PAX begins!  It's about one month until Destructoid descends on PAX once again and it should be one hell of a good time. PAX is a big deal for Destructoid and a lot of people are excited,  but that is the future.&...

 
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The Official Destructoid Review Guide v2.0

Reviews are a touchy subject both on and off Destructoid, generating all sorts of discussion, controversy and outrage. In a somewhat fruitless effort to try and curb the endless bitching that surrounds reviews, my predecessor Aaron Linde pu...

 
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So, I'm reading Topher's Ikaruga review and the comments resulting from it. Other than the usual half-ironic cries of "biased!" and "Anthony would have given this a 4!", I saw many repetitions of one particular sentiment tha...   read

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Destructoid turns one

Destructoid.com is officially one year old tomorrow. I also turn 29 tomorrow. Heh, yes ... I actually launched the site on my birthday because proper geeks are busy on their computers on their birthdays. My plans? I'm going to run around in...

 

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When you build a company you build your own perfect little world. I made Destructoid. This is me backing up your blogs: Email me at My advice to people who want to work in videogames is to ju...

 

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Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 
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DISCUSSIONS | setupPosts by everyone - post yours

Zer0t0nin

I cant even say why, but there is something incredibly soothing about Mid-90s Rave

 
iam16bit

Ok so this morning I showed my Street Fighter cover to my teachers and they really liked it but suggested putting in more shadows and showing energy coming from the They also suggested bringing Akuma down a bit to leave space for a

 
guitarvillain

Crom, grant me

 
Pixie The Fairy

I hope Axiom Verge for Vita has a patch coming because the occasional action-halting hiccups are a bit Ive seen some slowdown, too, but my brain rationalizes that as it trying to be an NES

 
Nathan D

*sees a quarter on the ground with tails side up* Ooh, a quarter! Wait, does tails side up being unlucky only apply to pennies? Oh god, should I pick it up?

 
OverlordZetta

Hey, Pokemon trainers! The Zygarde, Shiny Yveltal, and Shiny Xerneas events are a May event it looks like! Zygarde is this week and a little extra and the other two will follow that in the Check your country for specifics!

 
Gundy

I love me some dill

 
Fuzunga

This is already worth at least $60, which is double what I paid for Along with my three (PS4, Vita, DOS) copies of Retro City Rampage, Im going to be rich

 
Luca Blight

Is it weird to not care for Devil May Cry 1 but absolutely love the 3rd Maybe it was the mood I was

 
RiffRaff

Star Fox tip: Well, I just discovered that if you plug your headphones directly into the gamepad, all of the audio is routed through the Not optimal for fixing the fixing the audio, but a lot better than the shit quality of the gamepad

 
Confuseddalek

Im having more fun playing Shantae than I ever was with Dark YEAH I SAID IT

 
iam16bit

Also Nintendo posted the full Squid Sisters concert on

 
gajknight

That feeling when youre about to settle down with a nice cup of tea when your mum asks you to go out and get some fish and

 
Dreggsao

I just finished the singleplayer of Battlefield 4 (playing the last mission 3 times for MP unlocks) and it was comically Still leagues better than the BF3

 
OrochiLeona

Jeez, still months to

 
Rico the Penguin

I might quantify the covenant item drop rates into values of # of Brooklyn 99 Thus far its looking like the Darkmoon items drop at a rate of to 1 B99 Once all 3 seasons are done Im not sure what to

 
Torchman

Menu setup on super robot wars z3 is much nicer than the first Not even referring to a translation guide due to how much easier it is

 
iam16bit

Saw this trending on Facebook, 30 animators got together and recreated the opening of Super Smash

 
Nathan D

Anyone remember that show MXC?

 
Scrustle

Not having a great time with DS3 Stuck right at the start of Irithyll against enemies who are just too damn Ive resorted to summoning help, but everyone is either just as bad as me, or I get invaded at the same

 
WryGuy

Is it weird that this is the missing link that makes me want to buy Amiibo? For the most part theyre just shelf-items anyway, so this just helps them play the role

 
YoeriB

No reviews until after launch, one way to show confidence in your product This just leads me to believe that not a whole lot of those problems in the beta have been fixed, hope Im

 
JcDent

Place your bets on the survival on the robot! Will it sacrifice valiantly for the humans? Will it pull a Riley and not play an important part in the game? Place your bets, everyone!

 
Roxas1359

So I may have to give up my cat because hes become aggressive as of Current Status:

 
Torchman

THE GAME TOOK ROGER SMITH AWAY FROM ME IN THE OPENING FUCKING YOU

 
RenaudB90

Current status:

 
maycausecancer

Never played a MOBA Should I give Paragon a try?

 
LinkSlayer64

MY PATIENCE IS BEING THOROUGHLY TESTED BY IRL

 
Sr Churros

Question time: Im reinstalling Phantasy Star Online 2 later Do you guys want me to make a installation and/or signup guide on cblogs? There is enought interest or necessity for it? Yay or nay?

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Okay so Blizzards customer service system is fucking I tried to sign back into my Battlenet account (havent done so since I bought Starcraft years ago) and Locked out from attempting too many times and cant access chat or Help?

 

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