I'd been waiting for a good time to do an intro blog post and it seems like it's now or never.
I remember when I found Destructoid, I wasn't a regular and would check it every couple of days and check Kotaku religiously, but then I found the HAWP episode of Persona 3 and was hooked. This man had grabbed me with his humor. I then watched every HAWP to that point, but I needed more. That's when I found his Rev Rants. Everytime I watched one I was astounded at the questions that he brought up. A lot of them which I had never asked. I was perfectly content to live in my little world of games and not really question anything. As an aspiring game designer he made me think more critically of what I wanted to do. I looked back at some of the games that I had liked previously and found many faults with them that I hadn't before.
I then stumbled across Podtoid and feel in love with that as well. Jim, Aaron, Brad, Sammit, Adam and Topher are just as awesome as Anthony. I really hope that Podtoid stays as good even without Anthony and Aaron.
I have to say that if it wasn't for Anthony I never would have stayed on Destructoid for as long as I have (I think it's a little over a year now).
It saddens me to see Anthony leave but am excited to see what he has to bring to the table when it comes to making games. The only way I can describe how I feel right now is, how I feel when I watch the last episode of one of my favorite shows. It's very bittersweet, I'm happy to see him moving on but saddened to see him leave. I had naively thought that Anthony would write for Destructoid forever, but all things come to an end.
I would like to wish Anthony and Aaron the best of luck in the future. Also congratulations on the engagement. I wish you and Ashley the best of luck in your lives together.
PS-threetwoonegocast and Animucast I'm one of the 3 listeners you guys have. You guys keep doing what you're doing.