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I am also an Associate Editor and it's my goal to always provide you guys with some sort of entertainment. I love covering anything that has to do with art, entertaining videos, fashion, boobs -- Basically anything that's offbeat.
I am a shark. I am Tako King. I am CTZ. I am a drill. I am your Community Manager. I am Hamza Aziz. Four years and counting.
A long time ago, I posted a C Blog where I dumped a ton of game codes sitting in my inbox. Now I'm doing it again! Most of these codes were supposed to be given out during contests. But get this, I'd wager that a good 25% of the codes given away never get used! Largely due to people never checking their PMs or giving us a fake/secondary email they never check. Check your Private Messages!
I hate, HATE, the idea of these codes never getting used. It seems like such a giant waste. So here's a bunch I've had sitting around, for you to possibly utilize. Do be careful with the PS3/PSN codes. Too many failed attempts will lock you out of your PSN account, so don't go crazy with those particular codes. Also, leave a comment on the ones you were able to claim, and the ones that didn't work to help everyone out.
Wouldn't be surprised if all the iOS codes are good though. Here's a little insight in how iOS developers promote their games: They just send us (everyone) a code along with their pitch. With console/PC stuff, the people that send the codes expect some coverage in return. On the mobile side, people tend to just blast out codes and hope that something comes of it.
SWAP (PS3, European)
Sideway: New York (PSN)
So the amazing AlphaDeus made songs about the staff and various community members at Destructoid. I can't believe I can say I have a theme song now. How cool is that?! The song AlphaDeus made for me is called "Shark Dick Punch" and has a little heavy metal vibe going for it. You can check out the song over on YouTube.
AlphaDeus is working on even MORE songs. That's crazy! Dude is a music making machine. If you have a moment, do send him some love as he can use it right now due to some real life bullshits. You're awesome, Pasquale!
Yesterday I spent most of my day looking back at Destructoid's content that went up while I was away in Europe for a month. Partly to just see everything that happened and partly to keep better tabs on certain end of year projects.
One thing I want to do at the end of the year is recognize the best videogame trailers that were released. I feel like video editors are the unsung heroes in the gaming industry, both on the press side and developer side.
So far, I think Gearbox's recently released "Borderlands 2 Launch Date Trailer" is the best trailer of the year. I couldn't get into the first game and now after this trailer I can't stop thinking about Borderlands 2. It's also impressive that it got over 1 million views on YouTube within 24 hours. Send some love to Gearbox's MikeyFace for creating the trailer (and also for being one of the lead writers on the series!)
My second favorite trailer of the year thus far is the Sleeping Dogs live-action debut. Typically, live-action videos can never live up to what the game can be, right? That's not the case here. I played Sleeping Dogs a couple of weeks ago and the trailer immulates the game to perfection. Everything you see that happens in the trailer can happen in the game. Even the slow-motion bits happen in the game!
I really think that Sleeping Dogs is going to be one of the biggest surprises of this year.
Those are the only two that really stick up there for me so far in 2012. If I have to pick a third, it would be the latest Lollipop Chainsaw trailer that focuses on Juliet's boyfriend, the decapitated head.
What have been your favorite game trailers in 2012 so far?
SOPA and PIPA are really bad. Like really really really bad. Sites like Destructoid, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia and so many community minded sites will be gone for good. EVERY entertainment site will feel the effect, dramatically changing how you use the Internet for the worse.
I don't even know where to start, you guys. I meet so many people, did so many things that I just don't even know.
Thank you to Carol who put me up at her place Wednesday night, made cookies and then proceeded to play Portal 2 co-op with me in her apartment's giant theater complex until 3AM. Thanks to her for also being my assistant bitch the whole weekend.
Thanks to Spencer, Jesse Cortez, Andrew (PowerGlove) Burton, Katamaya and Andy Dixon for all the help and assists during the convention.
Thanks to Joy, Chanh and all the various other photographers who made sure to capture all the special moments.
Thanks to Jon, Reid and all the people at Fangamer for the Dtoid love and the general awesome.
Thank you to 2K's Jennie Sue, Elizabeth Toby and Digital Extreme's Sheldon Carter for joining us at the panel and keeping the horrible food eating competition going.
Thanks to the awesome Enforcers at the Unicorn Theater for putting up with us and sorry again about the carpet.
Thanks to Jake DiGennaro for all the TopWare/Two Worlds II prizes we gave out at the panel.
Thanks to Sega's David Bruno, Kellie Parker, Thu Nguyen for the Sega dance battle at our panel and for the killer Sega party Saturday night at Gameworks.
Thanks to the awesome Revision 3 team of Zac Minor, Graham Hancock, Jay T. Conrad, Jackie Talbott and the rest of the team for busting so much ass and putting out nearly 30 videos just from the weekend.
Thanks to Neal Pabon from THQ and J Goldberg from Volition for the exclusive Saints Row: The Third reveal where we showed off the giant tits/dicks feature at our panel.
Shout outs to Shaun Norton, Lizzie Cuevas, Andy Eddy, Square Lola, Andy Salsbury, Emminentt, Screw Attacks, Tina Amini, VampyBitMe, Twisted Pixel, Brian Provinciano, .tiff, Nelly, everyone that took the time to be Mr. Destructoid, all the awesome community members I got to see again and all the new ones I met. Every one of you is just awesome.