I'll keep this brief. Destructoid has had a few losses lately. Tony
in particular are dear friends of mine (who I will follow across the ends of the internet), and it's sad to see them go. But make no mistake! They did leave on good terms, and they will always be a part of Dtoid. I still talk to them quite frequently, and there are no hard feelings involved, so don't think otherwise!
There will be some changes to Destructoid as well in light of the staff shifting, and all of them will be amazing. For starters, I am now heading up the reviews program (I can't say much at all right now, but an announcement is coming Monday)! I've been writing reviews for around five years now, and I've learned a lot from Jim in particular, so I'm very eager to get started -- expect a ton of big reviews on Monday (including Burial at Sea
, which I've just completed). There will be some changes coming to the review system in the future, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, you're going to see a lot more high profile reviews from me, and a lot
more opinion pieces 100% about videogames, Chad Concelmo style. I'm on pace to play around 200+ games this year with no plans to let up in 2014, so expect a lot. In the past it was tough to juggle a number of other life events in addition to my duties at Destructoid, but now, I'm all in.
Here's the bottom line: I'm here for you guys, and I wouldn't be here
if it still didn't feel like home. As I've said before, I came from the very bottom of the Destructoid food chain
. I started off as a commenter, became the unofficial c-blog sheriff, got promoted to the front page a few times, was brought on as a trial period contributor, eventually was promoted to Associate Editor, and now, I'm ready to lead Destructoid into a new era of greatness.
As a side note, it's important to squash any rumors that are out there as to who is running the joint. Niero did not quit Destructoid. He has simply given control of the site over to Hamza, who is now the CEO, in favor of developing the infrastructure of Modern Method
, and by proxy, Destructoid. Along with Dale he has some really interesting things planned, and I hope to contribute to that plan.