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Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2014 plans!

Party with your community!
Apr 12
// mrandydixon
Update! Our meetup dates/locations for Friday and Saturday have changed. (E&C is now on Saturday.) See below for more details! PAX East 2014 is just a week away in two days TODAY! As is the case every year, the Dtoid comm...

Get to know Dtoider chicagOriginal!

Community member highlights
Mar 30
// mrandydixon
Dtoid community member chicagOriginal has been lurking around our parts for a little over four years now, but it wasn't until recently that I discovered what a badass he is! A lifelong gamer, breaker and skater, "Junebug" (as...

Are you going to PAX East this year? Let us know!

And while you're at it, sign up to wear the Mr Destructoid helmet!
Mar 15
// mrandydixon
PAX East 2014 will be here before we know it! Every year, Dtoiders from across the globe make the trek to Boston for this annual gathering of the gaming community, and every year we have an absolute blast! This time around wi...

MAGFest is coming! Here's our panel info!

Spoiler: I'll be drunk.
Jan 02
// Conor Elsea
MAGFest is just TWO DAYS AWAY! We've been keeping you updated with announcements thus far, with news about the MAG Prom, DJ line-up, Mega Manathon, Main Stage line-up, and special guests. Now that the schedule has been releas...
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Want another gift for the holidays? Why not get Huge?

Huge is the gift that keeps on giving
Dec 24
// Jonathan Holmes
About a month ago, Caitlin Cooke and I started a news show called Destructoid Huge News of the Week. It's sort of like if the producers of Sunday's with Sagat were in charge of the NBC Nightly News. Actually, that's exac...
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Honored badges

Check out Dtoid's first two Honored badges!

The Legendary and Community badges
Dec 23
// mrandydixon
A couple weeks ago we tasked you talented Dtoiders with designing an awesome badge for the Destructoid community. After an intense round of voting amongst the staff, Dtoider Pepe Thunder's design (above right) was declared th...

Here it is, the MAGFest main stage line-up

Including North American debuts of Machinae Supremacy and MegaDriver
Dec 08
// Conor Elsea
In 24 days I'll be piling into a car with some other Midwest Destructoid members and heading to MAGFest! Now that we have the full line-up, I don't even know where I want to start when I get there. Wait, with booze. I'll star...
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MAGFest line-up

MAGFest's 'MAG Prom' and stage 2 line-up announced

Featuring music from The OneUps and Love Canon!
Nov 28
// mrandydixon
MAGFest 12 is slowly inching its way toward us as I rip the pages off my word-a-day calendar (today's word is "gluttony"). Next year's event goes down January 2nd through 5th, and the second stage and MAG Prom line-ups have just been announced! Here's what's in store:
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Disqus features

Our comments system has a ton of new features

You should try them out RIGHT NOW
Nov 23
// mrandydixon
As you may have already noticed, Disqus recently received a pretty hefty update, and there are a TON of new embed options for various forms of media. YouTube and Vimeo videos, Google Maps, Soundcloud songs, Twitter cards -- t...
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MAGFest line-up

MAGFest chiptunes showcase and DJ line-up

More than 40 acts over 4 days
Nov 12
// Conor Elsea
MAGFest is less than two months away! The yearly event takes place January 2nd - 5th at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor Maryland, and some of the acts have just been announced. Personally, I can't wait for Be...
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What are you going as this Halloween?

Show us your costumes!
Oct 31
// mrandydixon
Last year, I dressed up as Princess Peach for Halloween. I made the costume myself. I was SO. BEAUTIFUL. My brother-in-law made his own Mega Man costume, and my wife went as some dude from the Internet. They were... less beau...
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Communitoid 022

Communitoid 022, Nailed it w/Swishiee!

The #1 community manager podcast on Destructoid!
Sep 27
// Conor Elsea
[Communitoid is the Destructoid Community Team's official podcast. Want to join Aaron, Andy, Beccy,Conor, and Jo on a future episode? Send us an email!] This episode we have streamer extraordinai...
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Communitoid 21

Communitoid 021, LIVE at PAX!

The #1 community manager podcast on Destructoid!
Sep 17
// Conor Elsea
[Communitoid is the Destructoid Community Team's official podcast. Want to join Aaron, Andy, Beccy, Conor, and Jo on a future episode? Send us an email!] So here it is, the Communitoid LIVE that we recorded from our Thursday ...
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Dtoid Tribute

Destructoid, you mean this much to me

Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Sep 16
// Marche100
[Marche100 <3 Destructoid and Destructoid <3 him back. --Mr Andy Dixon] I was just a part of the PAX Prime 2013 avatar adoption, where my avatar gets swept off to Washington so that I can be there in spirit, because I c...

Golden Archives: The Destructoid children's alphabet book

Made by the Dtoid Community, March 2009
Sep 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Something cool we just remembered from our Golden Archives. Love this! -Niero] Last year, GuitarAtomik sang, Rio McCarthy made a bunch of awesome, Necros was racy, itemforty drew the staff, RockVillian made a prologue, Canni...
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Two (hundred) Dtoiders, one helmet
Look at that thing. LOOK AT IT. My god we're beautiful. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that Dtoiders are the sexiest people at any industry event. E3? Check. gamescom. Czech. PAX? You bet your ass, check. And because we're ...


Karaoke w/ Dtoid Tonight

Brought to you in part by... Total War: Rome II, Play-Asia, Loot Crate, & SXSW Gaming
Sep 01
// Niero Desu
Update: Arrive early for a special edition of Podtoid Live starring Jim Sterling, Jonathan Holmes, Conrad Zimmerman, and other special guests.   Destructoid presents Karaoke Total War at PAX - with over 7000 songs locall...
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Dtoid's PAX Schedule

Dtoid's community meetup plans for PAX Prime 2013!

Party every day
Aug 31
// mrandydixon
PAX Prime 2013 is just three weeks away RIGHT NOW HOLY SHIT! As always, there will be a ton of games to see and play and panels and parties to attend, and we've listed the very best of them right here for your bookmarking con...
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GameWorks Party

Come party with Dtoid and LOST SAGA tonight at PAX!

First 200 people through the door get a cool LOST SAGA backpack
Aug 29
// mrandydixon
[Update: Party starts in about five hours! Communitoid fans will want to show up even earlier, because we're doing a live recording starting at 7:30 and YOU can be a part of it!] PAX may not officially begin until Friday, but...

How to survive PAX

Aug 29 // mrandydixon
[Special thanks to Dtoider Qalamari for inspiring this guide. Also, please enjoy the attached gallery, featuring some photos of the avatars I adopted last year: T3HM0RR0W, PhilKenSebben, ninjapresident, and StriderHoang!] This guy's happy because his feet don't hurt. Shoes Expect to be on your feet for at least 32 hours while at PAX. No, that's not a typo. Thirty-two. Whether you're standing (in line) or walking (between lines), you're going to spend an average of about eight hours upright for each of the four days on the convention floor, where the seating is sparse and never nearby. And that's not even taking into account all the after-parties and walking to and from the convention center every day. ¡Ay, caramba! So what's a gamer to do? Wear comfortable shoes, ya dork! This goes for you too, cosplayers (assuming the integrity of your costume allows for it). Tennis shoes, sneakers -- pick something you've already broken in to maximize your comfort and minimize the pain and blisters. You'll thank me, I promise! Explore There's certainly value to be found in planning your day ahead of time. If you know you want to go to a specific panel, by all means coordinate your day around it and adjust accordingly. Ditto for any specific games you want to see, both hands-on and -off. But whatever you do, don't spend the whole goddamn weekend staring down at a map or app! Explore a little -- you never know what you might find! For instance, last year my buddy Qalamari was just wandering around with some friends when they stumbled upon an envelope lying on the ground... an envelope that led to a weekend-long scavenger hunt spanning the entirety of PAX! Hearing him recount the story to me on Sunday night after all was said and done, I lamented the fact that I didn't spend more time in the nooks and crannies of the show floor myself; who knows what fun things I may have missed out on by only treading on the beaten path! Make money money. Cash Cash is king. Whether you're shopping for swag on the show floor, grabbing a quick bite between booths or panels, or hitting up a bar after hours, you'll always want to have cash in hand versus a credit or debit card. It's quicker, more reliable (you never know if a booth will take plastic), and you'll be the best friend of every bartender and server you meet. Let me reiterate: cash is king! Please do keep in mind that the ATMs at the convention center are prone to emptying on a daily basis, so if you're counting on them to dispense your Benjamins, you'd best get there early. Even still, in my experience, it's worth the trouble! "Psst. I can smell you." Shower Please dear god take a shower every day. You know how I said this was a survival guide? Yeah, that's because if you show up smelling like you crawled out of a sewer and I'm stuck in line behind you I will literally destroy you. Literally. ---------- And that's all there is to it! Got any survival tips of your own? Share with the class! If you have any trouble recalling any of these tips, just remember: S-E-C-S. Hey, that rhymes with sex! That totally wasn't planned.
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Four quick tips for getting the most out of PAX (and making it home alive)
[Pictured: a poor soul who barely made it out alive, holding the avatars of those who couldn't make it at all.] PAX is wonderful. But it's also a downright daunting experience for newcomers and veterans alike. I don't know a ...

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Communitoid 018

Communitoid 018, featuring jodaniel3!

The #1 community manager podcast on Destructoid!
Aug 04
// Conor Elsea
[Communitoid is the Destructoid Community Team's official podcast. Want to join Aaron, Ali, Andy, Beccy,Conor, and Jo on a future episode? Send us an email!] This episode features Jamie aka ...
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Communitoid ep15/16/17

Communitoid episodes 015, 016 and 017: Because we care

Featuring special guests ZombiePlatypus, TriplZer0, and ScottyG!
Jul 23
// mrandydixon
[Communitoid is the Destructoid Community Team's official podcast. Want to join Aaron, Ali, Andy, Beccy, Conor, and Jo on a future episode? Send us an email!] We're a bit behind on sharing the latest episodes of Communitoid w...
PAX Prime 2013 photo
PAX Prime 2013

Are you going to PAX Prime 2013? Let us know!

And while you're at it, sign up to wear the Mr Destructoid helmet!
Jul 22
// mrandydixon
It's that time again! At the end of every summer, we Dtoiders trek up to Seattle for the greatest gathering of gamers in the industry: PAX Prime! As usual, the Destructoid crew will be out in full force again this year, repre...

Come join us for Evo 2013 festivities in San Francisco

Only the hype-est need apply
Jul 14
// Spencer Hayes
I think I've made it pretty clear that I think San Francisco is the best city in America. No, that's not up for debate. To help solidify these claims we've teamed up with Dear Mom in San Francisco to craft the finest Evo 2013...

Limited edition Bidoofshock Infinite posters on sale now!

Get a piece of alternate reality before the portal closes
Jun 27
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: We can sell to Canada and Europe now! There are still a few left! Be a classier, smarter, magical murderer with Bidoofshock Infinite today!] The best thing about Teenage Pokemon is the art. Sadly, a lot of the s...
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Bloggers Wanted

Bloggers Wanted: When did you start loving videogames?

Get your blog on Destructoid's front page!
Jun 02
// mrandydixon
We all have our origin stories. My first videogame memories are of watching my uncle play his ColecoVision and Atari 2600 in the early '80s at my grandma's house. Q*bert, Frogger, Asteroids, Battlezone, Dig Dug, BurgerTime, D...
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Communitoid 014

Communitoid 014, featuring djnealb and IcarusKills!

The #1 community manager podcast on Destructoid!
May 29
// mrandydixon
[Communitoid is the Destructoid Community Team's official podcast. Want to join Aaron, Ali, Andy, Beccy, Conor, and Jo on a future episode? Send us an email!] In this double plus good episode of Communitoid, the gang is joine...
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Communitoid 013

Communitoid 013, featuring special guest JJ McCallum!

The #1 community manager podcast on Destructoid!
May 19
// mrandydixon
In this extra British episode of Communitoid, we're joined by special British guest JJ McCallum! JJ recalls the time he fiddled with Conor's no-no place, Jo gets all hot and bothered by JJ's accent, Aaron is the worst host ev...
Communitoid 012 photo
Communitoid 012

Communitoid 012, featuring special guest JohnnyViral!

The #1 community manager podcast on Destructoid!
Apr 28
// mrandydixon
In this extra special episode of Communitoid, the gang is joined by legendary Dtoider and 321gocast host JohnnyViral! Aaron and Jo grill Johnny on his history at Dtoid, then break into conversations about drinking, video...

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

But seriously, hide those kids. It's going to get crazy
Apr 21
// Spencer Hayes
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, o...

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