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Hi, I started Destructoid. Ever heard of it?



Destructoid used to be my tiny personal blog on the web, and now it's grown into this crazy monstrosity of a gaming community. Needless to say, I'm proud of what we've done and optimistic we can do a whole lot more. I've been at this with all my heart since 2006. I really love what I do, and hope you enjoy our writers' work.



Left to right: Me, Jim, Rey, Dale, Conrad.

You can learn about the history of Destructoid on Wikipedia, there's a pretty nice article about some of the things we've done in both editorial and charity work.

http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki/destructoid

As for me, I'm pretty busy working on the future version of our site most of the time, so unfortunately I don't get to write as much as I would enjoy doing. I do go outside sometimes. The best thing I've ever done is volunteer. I didn't mean to dress like Luigi, it just kinda happened.



My primary job now as publisher is to keep the editorial team happy and build new features for you guys, our readers. I'm also one of the site's front-end programmers, so I'm always doing stuff behind the scenes. It's a lot of fun for me to switch jobs around the company and do a little bit of everything. I draw inspiration from a few places you may have heard of:



Thanks for checking out my blog today! I realize you have many kitten web sites to visit today, so I appreciate you strolling through my site and supporting what we do.

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Mr. Destructoid at E3: You've come a long way, bot

Hey new guy, did you know that Destructoid was founded just to get me into E3? No, seriously.   more

Mr. Destructoid at E3: You've come a long way, bot photo

Fullscreen acquires ScrewAttack

For those of you that follow gaming websites and personalities as closely as you do the games here's a wild one: our friends over at ScrewAttack were acquired today by Fullscreen.  Craig Skistimas and his lovely haired ...   more

Fullscreen acquires ScrewAttack photo

This is Destructoid's ROBOT party

Destructoid loves to put on parties for our community, and our new event concept "ROBOT" was our biggest production ever! While we're working on the video from the party here's a gallery of the amazing people that rolled through.    more

This is Destructoid's ROBOT party photo


This is Destructoid's ROBOT party photo
This is Destructoid's ROBOT party photo
This is Destructoid's ROBOT party photo
This is Destructoid's ROBOT party photo
This is Destructoid's ROBOT party photo
This is Destructoid's ROBOT party photo



R O B O T

Details to come. RSVP   more

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Contest: Your first Xbox One or PS4 game is on us

[Update: Contest over! Winners are ShiroYasha, KilpiBan, JONtoidColor, and Mr Grrrr!] The PS4 and Xbox One are around the corner. You're gonna need games. We're happy to buy your first. Here's our first contest to win your w...   more

Contest: Your first Xbox One or PS4 game is on us photo

Exclusive: A day in the life of Slender Man

Slender Man is a busy guy. Walking around forests, standing, moving his head crazy like, standing, looking all crazy up in those woods. We spent some off-hours time with him during the day to find out what he does to blow of...   more

Exclusive: A day in the life of Slender Man photo

No Trick, All Treat at GOG.com, 75% off, 1 game free*

Want some cheap Halloween-flavored games? How about a free one? Our friends at GOG.com are having a 48 hour sale this week with titles marked down to as little as $1.79. The games include Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Amn...   more

No Trick, All Treat at GOG.com, 75% off, 1 game free* photo

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army

Update: We have an interview! Like '80s comic books?  You're gonna dig this -- Destructoid just received an exclusive look at Zombie Studios' next game: Phantom Army, a free-to-play third-person cover-based shooter with ...   more

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army photo

HUGE: Download a full copy of NightSky right now

Have you played NightSky yet? We've got Steam codes for all of our members right now, courtesy of our friends at Nicalis. Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes gave it an 8/10, calling NightSky a "physics-focused puzzle platfor...   more

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HUGE Members: Claim your full game from IndieGameStand

If you love meticulously-crafted, quality indie games as much as we do, this is for you. For the past year, IndieGameStand (IGS) has been helping indie game developers promote and sell their games with four-day pay-what-...   more

HUGE Members: Claim your full game from IndieGameStand photo

Join us next Tuesday at 2:30 for a live show

Happening right now: Join us as Dtoid's editors talk about some videogames. Live. Right here. We're calling it The Core. This is going to be pretty experimental, so we're just going to toss it on a random Twitch.tv channel just for today. Join twitch.tv/hugemembers to join the chat. Everyone can join today. Tune in and say hey!   more

Join us next Tuesday at 2:30 for a live show photo

Street party with Dtoid @ SummerSalt

  You know, I really wish that newfangled air tube transportation system was already a thing so our friends from out town could just warp over here this weekend ... because we're about to join forces with a hell of a str...   more

Street party with Dtoid @ SummerSalt photo

Live Show: Sup Holmes with Shantae creator Matt Bozon

Just a quick note: we have a live show coming tomorrow, but today Jonathan Holmes is celebrating his 4th year wedding anniversary. Congrats Jon! Come back to this post tomorrow as WayForward co-founder and Shantae creator Matt Bozon appear on Sup Holmes, Sunday 1pm PST/4pm EST. Watch us cap off WayForgust in style!   more

Live Show: Sup Holmes with Shantae creator Matt Bozon photo

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 r...   more

HUGE: Destructoid rolls out ad-free memberships photo

TOTAL KARAOKE WAR LIVE FROM PAX @ BARBOZA

Watch live video from missionrobot on www.twitch.tv We're live at Barboza in Seattle!    more

TOTAL KARAOKE WAR LIVE FROM PAX @ BARBOZA photo

Karaoke w/ Dtoid Tonight

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...   more

Karaoke w/ Dtoid Tonight photo