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Andy is Destructoid's Community Manager, and he's here to serve! Need help getting your blog published? Questions about a contest? Trouble with another user? Got a HUGE suggestion? His e-door is always open!

andy@destructoid.com
@mrandydixon

Personal Info

I look like this:



I have two awesome kids:



And a hot wife:



Also, I like Mountain Dew and Half-Life 2.

Disclosure Statement

I have never been directly involved with the creation or publication of any videogame. However, I have backed the following gaming-related Kickstarter campaigns:

Double Fine Adventure
Dragged Away: A Night to Remember
Gaymer X
Spaceteam Admiral's Club Relaunch
Strafe
'Sup, Holmes? Season 3
Thimbleweed Park
Wasteland 2

I currently patronize one gaming-related Patreon:

The Jimquisition

And I previously supported another:

Phil and Spencer

I also follow (and am followed by) some indie game developers on Twitter, and am friends with a few on Facebook. What can I say? I'm just that cool.

Please note: I am a videogame fan first and foremost, and as such I've been known to sing the praises of the games and developers I like from time to time. That said, I will always endeavor to disclose any relationship (however insignificant) I may have with the people involved with the creation of said game in the event that I write about them. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask!
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Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know how much you mean to me. If it weren't for Destructoid, I wouldn't be half the person -- half the husband, half the father, half the man -- I am today. This place means the world to me, and I couldn't -- wouldn't! -- do it without each and every one of you!

I hope you all have a wonderful whatever-it-is-you-celebrate-this-time-of-the-year. I love you all!
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Here and here and here and here and here.

I want to start doing this every weekend. Let's take over the front page! "Dtoid Community Weekends." Help me make it happen.

Go create something beautiful. Or awful. Or hilarious. Or insightful. I don't care what. Just go create.

Have I missed something of yours recently? I couldn't be more sorry. Please never hesitate to email me a link; you'd be surprised how many blogs hit the front page just because someone bugged me about them.

That's all.



<3
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Mr Andy Dixon
5:15 PM on 10.24.2013



"Also, cocks" is gone. The "Fap" button is gone. Chad, Colette, Brad, Samit, Uncle Reg, and every other person and thing you've ever loved is gone. And it's safe to say none of them are coming back.

But Dtoid is not gone. We're right fucking here. There may be some new writers on the front page and new usernames in the comments and blogs, but the heart and soul of this place lives on as long as Yanier Gonzalez is still pushing buttons behind the scenes and sometimes also breaking things but it's OK because we love you boss please don't fire me.

At one point, you were new here and you didn't know anybody. And then eventually you knew everybody. And then either you or everybody you knew left and now there's all these new people and it sucks. I get it. I really do. Things change. Sometimes that's scary. When your favorite commenters, bloggers, or writers leave, something irreplaceable is lost that no amount of new people can ever replace. It sucks. And there's nothing we can do about it.



Or is there? People may come and go, but it's up to those of us who stay behind to adapt and keep this place as fun and active a community full of fun and active people as we can. It's up to us.

So you say you wanna start having fun again? Then fucking start having fun again. The Cblogs are yours. The comments are yours. What's the fucking problem?

There's no denying that this industry is changing. "Maturing," some might say. (I wouldn't.) Yes, serious topics like sex and race are going to be discussed. Yes, people you don't agree with are going to be interviewed. That's just an inevitability as more and more people becoming interested in our hobby, and it's not going to change. But these are still videogames, and they're still meant to be fun. But they're only going to be as fun as we want them to be.

I'm not advocating turning "serious" articles into dumping grounds for your random gifs. Let the people who like talking about such things have their forums; it literally DOES NOT AFFECT YOU THAT SUCH THINGS EXIST. But when a boring or questionable news article gets posted, it's OK to fill it with images of people eating salad. Failblogs are great places to sing Journey songs together. Slow day in the Cblogs? Write a silly blog. Start a silly meme. Potatoes. Mazmar. Whatever. Do fun things. This isn't a license to be a fucking asshole, just a reassurance that neither I nor anyone under my authority will stand in your way of just having a good, lighthearted time.

I don't mod comments or blogs for being off-topic; if I did, this guy would have been banned years ago. I mod comments when the person who wrote them is being a fucking asshole. So don't be a fucking asshole and we'll never treat you like one. It's OK to disagree with people, and it's OK to say as much. But it's not now and never has been OK to treat people like shit, and anyone who misses "the good old days" where they could was never a true Dtoider to begin with.

Anyway, that's all I have to say on the matter. I'm going to go masturbate on the toilet now.

Write some Cblogs, ya dicks.
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After seeing the Mega Man Maker (part of our Golden Archives) up on the front page again, it got me thinking: what's your favorite thing Dtoid ever did?

The Dtoid staff and community have come up with some fantastic "stuff" over the past seven years or so, but my personal highlight was probably the "real Dead Island experience" video our old Editor in Chief Nick Chester put together a couple years back.

Don't remember it? Here:



Now, I may be a little bias because of what happens at about the 2:40 mark (hint: that's my kid), but that video was just simple, lighthearted fun, and every time I think about it I smile.



Some of my other favorites were Jim's Geddy Lee 3DS video, Chad's wonderful E3 predictions posts, that month when Watdoom took over (thanks, Gobun), everything this guy ever did, and definitely this ("she said yes!").

Such good memories :) What about you guys? What's your favorite thing Dtoid ever did?
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