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.
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.
As you've probably noticed we've changed the home page design quite a bit today! I hope you like the changes and find the site faster and easier to use. We also completely redid the "compact" view and console pages so that they're easier to read and skim through -- please give those a look-see. We still have many speed optimizations to do but we're making good progress despite being drunk and hung over from holiday cheer :)
Anyway, let's talk about the quotes thing! One of the most requested features was to bring back the random quotes, which once appeared in the user profiles page. We found a way to make it work and brought it back -- and are looking for new submissions! Here's the format to follow:
Please follow this strict format when submitting your quotes or you'll ruin everything forever and die alone:
"is a playable character in Bomberman Live",
"wants to have you over for sexy times",
* Starts with a quote
* Begins with a verb that refers to Destructoid
* Starts with a lower case letter, you hookers!
* ends with a quote and comma
* is not longer than any of these bullet phrases
Send in as many as you'd like and I'll install them next week. Do each one on its own line please, as many as you'd like in a comment. Please keep them moderately SFW although they're only visible to registered users so we can get away with a little murder :)