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Halloween

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...
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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...
PAX Prime 2013 Photos photo
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 ...

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KARAOKE PAX PARTY

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Communitoid 011 photo
Communitoid 011

Communitoid 011, featuring special guest AgentMOO!


The #1 community manager podcast on Destructoid!
Apr 14
// mrandydixon
In this extra bovine episode of Communitoid, we're joined by Dtoid indie game developer extraordinaire AgentMOO! Your usual gang of moovers and shakers udders a few words about the game development scene, chews its cud regard...
PAX East group photo photo
PAX East group photo

Here's your PAX East 2013 group photo!


Also, please share your community photos!
Apr 13
// mrandydixon
Now that PAX East 2013 is well behind you and you've all finally sobered up, I thought it would be about time to share this year's group shot! Rumor has it that it was so cold during this year's photo shoot that Hamza literal...
Communitoid 010 photo
Communitoid 010

Communitoid 010, featuring special guest ArcticFox!


The #1 community manager podcast on Destructoid!
Mar 31
// mrandydixon
In this super sausagey episode of Communitoid, Dtoider ArcticFox joins our temporarily female-free cast of characters as we discuss videogames, erotic fan fiction, 80s nostalgia, and which cast member we'd like to marry/bang/...

PAX: High Strangeness shows off a different view

Mar 24 // Brett Makedonski
This mechanic isn't simply an aesthetic pleaser; it plays a very important role in the way the game shakes out. Many puzzles can only be solved in one of the two views. For instance, the demo showcased a bridge that was only temporarily active. If you try to cross it in 8-bit, the character moves too slowly to make it across in time. Traversing it in 16-bit leaves you with just barely enough time to shuffle to safety. The perspective shifting also contributes to the combat. Enemies seem to be more easily defeated in 8-bit view. However, the hero is more agile and quick-moving in 16-bit. The combination leads to a cool feeling of needing to tailor the view to the particular situation. The demo at the show was short, but the game's promise is high. High Strangeness is currently on Steam Greenlight as it tries to make its way to the digital distributor. It'd be awfully kind of you to show love for one of Dtoid's finest.
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An adventure in 12-bit
Long-time Dtoid community member turned videogame developer, AgentMOO, is showing his team's latest efforts off at PAX East, and the product looks pretty impressive thus far. High Strangeness is a top-down retro adventu...

Etrian Odyssey IV artz photo
Etrian Odyssey IV artz

Check out this awesome Etrian Odyssey IV fan art!


Sexy submissions from Dtoid community members
Mar 22
// mrandydixon
Last week we held a "creativity" contest to win a copy of Etrian Odyssey IV on 3DS, and the submissions were so good we decided to showcase some of them! Browse through the gallery below to see some of the best artwork from the contest, and check out the full contest thread to see all the videos, poems, and short stories we received. Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit!
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Dtoid PAX East meetups

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2013 plans!


Come party with the Dtoid community all weekend long
Mar 22
// mrandydixon
[Update: The community photo is now on Saturday at 2 PM, not 1 PM! Tell your friends!] PAX East 2013 is next Friday HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! And just like we do every year, the Dtoid community will be out in full force, meeting u...
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Teenage Pokemon

Vote for your Teenage Pokemon T-shirt!


Limited edition shirt determined by your votes
Mar 17
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Voting ends on this soon, so get your votes in! Tell your friends!] Teenage Pokemon is doing OK. The five current episodes are at 1.6+ million combined views, with the most-watched episode Console Wars sitting at 515...
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Bloggers Wanted

Bloggers Wanted: What's your favorite Destructoid memory?


Get your blog on Destructoid's front page!
Mar 16
// mrandydixon
[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 to...
Dtoid Memories photo
Dtoid Memories

Dtoid Memories: Fo' Da' Shawties


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Mar 14
// Swishiee
[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 ...
Teenage Pokemon photo
Teenage Pokemon

The Art of Teenage Pokemon: Season 1


A lot of drawing went into this thing
Mar 13
// Jonathan Holmes
Making Teenage Pokemon Season 1 took many hours of work. For me, those hours were mostly spent on putting together the story, the voices (except for cameo characters like Misty and Ditto), digging up music, trying to get the ...

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