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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.



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When I was ten years old, I begged my parents to buy me to Nintendo Power after becoming addicted to the Nintendo Fun Club magazines. I would check the mailbox daily, cover my walls with every issue poster, and write them all kinds of ridiculous letters all the time -- most of which they would kindly respond to.

Inspired by the pluckiness of Howard Phillips, I launched my first video game club. It had a catchy name: "The Totally Top Secret Nintendo Power Nintendo Force". It was just my best friend and I
religiously reading each issue cover to cover, keeping a journal of our best secrets, drawing screenshots (no, really), and trying to beat the high scores published in each issue.

The horrifying proof

My annual subscription came with a giant strategy guide and a "Team Power" membership pin, all of which I still have to this day. Eventually the Internet would be invented and I would launch my second
club, now known as Destructoid. I don't know that I would be doing what I do today if it wasn't for that magazine.
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