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.
Oh, hi. Unless you're what we fondly call an "oldfag", you might not recognize me. I'm Niero. I founded this site a billion years ago. I definitely don't cblog as much as I should. Shameful! It's not without some sheepishness though, as I've been trying to modernize our software for the last two years (and failed miserably once, on my second go-around now) so I'm usually in my mancave tinkering away at our someday future version of the site. I'm not a good programmer. Luckily I've hired some people. Wheh. More on this later.
Pictured: San Francisco editor Steven Hansen and my neighbor Katy
Anyway, I'll be at PAX in a few weeks with my robot child Mr. Destructoid. Come find me and demand to try the new helmet on. It now has programmable lights, is 3x lighter than the previous one (believe it!) and instantly makes you a sex magnet. There's also an optional pair of pimp shoes if you're a size 10-11.
When I'm not working on the empire you can find me on instagram or twitter as @ dtoidniero.