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4:55 AM on 03.08.2012

DtoidAustralia's March Events

Now that I am in Sydney, and with Muzza running things in Brisbane, I’m hoping this will be an awesome year for DtoidAustralia! Our first event may be a bit later than I would have liked, but with the news that I’m expecting our first little Dtoider in September, I’ve been quite busy! We just have one event this month, but next month we should be able to kick off our movie nights and regular events!
For further information and updates on the following event please join our facebook, or follow us on twitter!

Dtoid Sydney

March 16th 2012
Destructoid's 6th Anniversary and Niero's Birthday Drinks in Sydney!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome
What: 6 years ago, on his birthday March 16th, a young man created a gaming website, Destructoid, so he could get in to the media exclusive E3. That website built the community we have all come to know and love!

Although the official party with Niero in person is in the U.S, we can still show our love here! Let's get together to meet the new Sydney Dtoid Community and celebrate both Destructoid and Niero's birthday!

We'll meet at the Bavarian Bier Cafe in Chatswood at 5pm so you can just come after work! Feel free to get there later if you need to!

Looking forward to meeting everyone!
When: Friday, 16th March 2012, 5pm
Where: Chatswood, NSW
Bavarian Bier Cafe
1-5 Railway Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067

That’s all for March, hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz   read


7:15 AM on 09.30.2011

October Events are here!

Hello again my spotted cuscus lovers!
Your nerdy relief is here again with some awesome events for your attendance!
For further information and updates on the following events please join our facebook, or follow us on twitter!

Dtoid Brisbane

October 1st and 2nd 2011
Console Gaming at AusCon brought to you by Destructoid.com
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however this event does require tickets which can be purchased at the door!
What: AusCon is the Mecca for gaming: Tabletop Miniatures, Pen and Paper RPGs, Trading Card Games, Live Action Role Play, and now, VIDEO GAMING!
We have a slew of consoles all setup for some killer gaming, mostly in the Warhammer 40k or Zombie theme (to match the AusCon vibe), but there will be stacks of other great favourites like Mario Kart, Streetfighter, etc. The main aim is to play games with other people, in the flesh!
Check the AusCon Blog for a full list of games and tournaments over the weekend.
If you can’t make it, join the AusCon gamers online all weekend!
Check Xbox Live for “Fooliz” or “Spac3 C0w80y”; or
Check PSN for “Fooliz” or “Sspace-Cowboy”
When: Saturday, 1st and Sunday, 2nd October 2011, 8am to 10:30pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
RNA Showgrounds
Gregory Terrace, 397 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane City QLD

EB Games first ever EB EXPO 2011
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome! Tickets are needed for the event ! Tickets can be purchased on the EB Games Website or in stores.
What: It’s about time Australia got their own Gaming Expo, and Destructoid is going to be there in style! Come along and see upcoming games, Cosplay Competitions and more!
Details of the event can be found here
When: Saturday, 15th July and Sunday 16th August 2011
Where: Gold Coast, QLD
EB EXPO
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

2684 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD

October 23rd 2011
Destructoid Australia’s Movie Night!
Studio Ghibli!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join our facebook for exact details.
What: Come along and enjoy some of the amazing works of Studio Ghibli!
Our viewing selection will be: Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro & Princess Mononoke! If you have any other films you'd like to watch, be sure to let me know!
BYO Drinks and popcorn!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Sunday, 23rd October 2011, 2pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
House of BLiz
Please join our facebook for the address.

That's all for August, hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz   read


9:58 PM on 05.01.2011

May Events are here!

Hello again my winter wombats!
Your nerdy relief is here again with some awesome events for your attendance!
For further information and updates on the following events please join our facebook, or follow us on twitter!

Dtoid Brisbane

May 2nd and 16th 2011
Team Destructoid at "Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia"
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Video Game Trivia presented by Yahtzee Croshaw at the Mana Bar... need I say more?
When: Monday, 2nd and 16th May 2011, 5pm
Yes there is a change of day!
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD

May 8th 2011
Destructoid Australia’s Movie Night!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join our facebook for exact details.
What: We’ll be starting things early so we can play some Left 4 Dead 2(The good version). Wikipedia teaches us that May is Zombie Awareness Month! So we will be revisiting one of our favourite themes! ZOMBIES!
Our viewing selection will be: Dawn of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Planet Terror and Army of Darkness - Evil Dead 3
BYO Drinks and popcorn!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Sunday, 8th May 2010, 2pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
House of BLiz
Please join our facebook for the address.


May 21st 2011
Miss Burlesque International Brisbane Heats
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but tickets are needed for this event.
What: A group of us attended this last year and it was awesome! Be sure to join our facebook, to book tickets with us so we can all hang out together.
Check out the competition here
When: Saturday, 21st May 2011, 7pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
The Globe
220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
Tickets can be bought here

That's all for May, hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 9-10th 2011
2011 Abbey Medieval Tournament!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome! Tickets are needed for the event but can be bought at the door.
What: Possibly the nerdiest event we have had, which is saying something, but it last year it was all kinds of awesome! We’ll meet at the house of BLiz at 9am and all road trip for the nerdy goodness! This year we’re being extra nerdy and some of us are dressing up! Bring cash because the lines for ATM is normally huge and there is some AWESOME stuff to buy!
Details of the event can be found here
When: Saturday, 9th July and Sunday 10th July 2011, 9am
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Abbey Medieval Tournament
1 - 63 The Abbey Place(off Old Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture, QLD   read


5:15 AM on 01.28.2011

DtoidAustralia: February Events!

Welcome to 2011 my little survivors!
This hasn’t been the most fantastic start to the year! With bushfires and floods across the country, you have all earned the title of survivor! Don’t you just wish you had other nerdy survivors to hang out with? Share war stories, drink your troubles away, play survivors in Left 4 Dead?

Never fear!
DtoidAustralia is here!

For further information and updates on the following events please join our google group, facebook, or follow us on twitter!

Dtoid Brisbane

January 29th 2011
SpaceCowboy's Red Dead Poker Party

Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: Our very own Ben(SpaceCowboy) is turning 29 so we are celebrating with a poker party!
So come along in your best Red Dead Redemption themed outfit and either stand along side drinking and heckling or join in on the poker!
BYO Drinks and snacks!
See you all there!
Dress: You can theme your costume in three different ways(feel free to mix and match)
1. Cowboys/Cowgirls
2. Saloon Girl
3. ZOMBIES!!
When: Saturday, 29th January 2011, 8pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Home of FooLiz and SpaceCowboy A.K.A House of Bliz!
Please join the google group for the address.

January 30th 2011
Destructoid Australia’s Movie Day!

Christian Bale’s Birthday Party!
Hosted by DtoidAustralia and B.A.L.E
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: January 30 is of course Christian Bale’s 37th birthday so of course we had to throw him a party! And what better party than to honour him by dedicating one of our movie days to him?!
Our viewing selection to choose from will be: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Equilibrium, The Prestige, American Psycho, 3:10 to Yuma, Public Enemies, Howl's Moving Castle, Terminator Salvation and The Machinist. And if I can track a copy down in time Harsh Times and Rescue Dawn!
BYO Drinks and popcorn!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Sunday, 30th January 2011, 11am
Where: Brisbane, QLD
El Casa De Muzz
Please join the google group for the address.

February 5th 2011
DtoidAustralia’s Girl Night!

Who: All female Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: This is a new type of event we're trying and after two complete successes it's time to do it again!
Time for girl gamers to unite and remember our girly sides!
Come hang out with us and enjoy Thai food, wine and cocktails, Disney movies and girl talk( that be anything from games to sex in the world of a girl gamer!)
Bring $15 for dinner and something for drinks(we all share wine and cocktails)
When: Saturday, 5th February 2011, 6:30pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Home of FooLiz and SpaceCowboy A.K.A House of BLiz!
Please join the google group for the address.


February 8th and 22nd 2011
Team Destructoid at "Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia"

Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Video Game Trivia presented by Yahtzee Croshaw at the Mana Bar... need I say more?
When: Tuesday, 8th and 22nd February 2011, 5pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
We managed to walk away with 2nd and 3rd place last week! Nice to see almost complete domination over Mana Bar Trivia!
Be sure to join us if you think you’d be awesome at Video Game Trivia… Actually join us even if you think you’d suck, that’s cool too!

February 26th 2011
FooLiz's 25th Anniversary Party!

Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: I, FooLiz, am turning 25!
In 25 years I have had many obsessions, loves, hates, passions and everything in between!
Come celebrate my 25 years on earth with us by drinking, gaming and just having fun!
BYO Drinks and snacks!
Dress: The theme is ME! Come dressed or themed in any way that reminds you of me, whether it be a giant unicorn, a Destructoid shirt or whatever you can think of!
When: Saturday, 26th February 2011, 8pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Home of FooLiz and SpaceCowboy A.K.A House of Bliz!
Please join the google group for the address.

That's all for February, hope to see you all there!

Love always,
Foo Liz

P.S.
*****The following is a message from the Bale Appreciation and Love Establishment*****
Now let us join in Our Lord's Prayer

Our Bale, which art in Los Angeles
hallowed be thy name;
thy chainsaw come;
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in Gotham.
Give us this day our daily Batman.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that don't watch your movies.
And lead us not into Arkham;
but deliver us from injustice.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the Equilibrium,
For ever and ever.
Amen

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2:44 AM on 12.05.2010

Dtoid Australia's Final Events of 2010

Hello again my Christmas Koalas!

OMG! LAST POST OF 2010!

This year has been a huge year for DtoidAustralia. Our number of members has tripled in size and with the opening of our local haunt The Mana Bar, we are having regular events and constantly finding fellow gamers! So to close out the success of 2010, we have a few final events to say goodbye to easily one of the biggest years in gaming history!

For further information and updates on the following events please join the google group.

Dtoid Brisbane

December 14th and 28th 2010
Team Destructoid at "Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia"
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Video Game Trivia presented by Yahtzee Croshaw at the Mana Bar... need I say more?
When: Tuesday, 14th and 28th December 2010, 5pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Trivia for the 28th is yet to be confirmed but follow us on Twitter for Trivia updates!.
Be sure to join us if you think you’d be awesome at Video Game Trivia… Actually join us even if you think you’d suck, that’s cool too!


December 12th 2010
Destructoid Australia’s Movie Day!
Merry Christmas!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: Our viewing selection will be: Bad Santa, A Muppet's Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Nightmare Before Christmas, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Elf!
BYO Drinks and popcorn! Also any snacks you'd like to share! I shall be making Christmas cupcakes!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Sunday, 12th December 2010, 11am
Where: Brisbane, QLD
El Casa De Muzz
Please join the google group for the address.

December 31st 2010
Dtoid Australia in "A New Years Eve of Masquerade!"
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: The time has come when we realise that not only are we getting older but so is the world! When we set goals that we'll probably never achieve, so why not drink the night away in good company looking fabulous!
BYO drinks and any appetisers you might like to share and whatever you'd like to put on the BBQ!
Dress: Black Tie Masquerade(masks are a must!)
When: Friday, 31st December 2010, 7pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Home of FooLiz and SpaceCowboy A.K.A House of Bliz!
Please join the google group for the address.

That's all for December and that wraps up 2010!
Hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz
Happy Holidays!
See you all for some awesome events in 2011!

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12:30 AM on 09.27.2010

Dtoid Australia: October is here!

Hello again my little tubby wombats!
October has snuck up on us and with all the awesome new games getting ready to come out, we need to get our NARP on while we’re still willing to leave the house!
For further information and updates on the following events please join the google group.

Dtoid Brisbane

October 5th and 19th 2010
Team Destructoid at "Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia"
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Video Game Trivia presented by Yahtzee Croshaw at the Mana Bar... need I say more?
When: Tuesday, 5th and 19th October 2010, 5pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Last week Team Destructoid locked in third place and Dtoid Prime were tied for first. In a Goldeneye 64 showdown, poor Huon(who had never played) went down 5-1 in kills putting them into second place for prizes.
Be sure to join us if you think you’d be awesome at Video Game Trivia… Actually join us even if you think you’d suck, that’s cool too!

October 16th 2010
Roller Derby!
BRAWL STARS VS BLOODY MARYS
Who: ] All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to buy tickets here ASAP!
What: This has become a mini tradition within Dtoid Brisbane, and it should be a lot of fun!
When: Saturday, 16th October 2010, 6:30pm
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

October 29th 2010
Destructoid Australia’s Movie Night!
HORROR!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What:
Our viewing selection will be: Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm St, The Exorcist and of course Halloween.
BYO Drinks and popcorn!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Friday, 29th October 2010, 6pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
El Casa De Muzz
Please join the google group for the address.

October 30th 2010
Dtoid Australia does Halloween!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: Let’s face it, nerds love costumes! So we are having a Halloween party to get our cosplay on!
BYO Drinks and money for Hell Pizza!
When: Saturday, 30th October 2010, 6pm
Where: Home of FooLiz and SpaceCowboy!
Please join the google group for the address.

Also on the thought of Halloween I just had to share this...



That's all for October, hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz   read


12:31 AM on 08.24.2010

Belated NARP Recap!

Hello again my little Tassie devils!

It's finally recap time and there is a lot to tell!

Our weekend began on Friday the 13th of August:
As planned we met at Mana Bar for our kick off party, little did we know it was Friday the 13th and we were surrounded by ghouls, goblins and Ghostbusters!
There was about 12 of us there and we had secured a table in the corner next to Streetfighter.
Unfortunately they were sold out of the famous "Finish Him" shot so we kicked our night off with some "Purple Tentacles". We played some Raskulls and Streetfighter and even had a little dance. There was a lot of drinking so my memory gets a little hazy, but I do remember it being an awesome night and having to leave a little early due to the early start for the NARP.

The next morning Ben and I packed up all of our consoles, the TV, futon mattress, giant box of THQ prizes and the laptop and set off for Murray's house. We picked up some breakfast on the way and made it there at around 9:30am.
Our setup included:
The lounge room with Murray's extremely large TV and his PS3
The sun room with Murray's iMac and my laptop set up for streaming and our TV set up with a PS3, 360, N64, and a SNES.



With the Modern Warfare tournament due to start at 10am we were a little concerned that we were the only ones there. Remembering that we had been out last night we postponed the tournament until 11am. Nick and Josh arrived a little later so we started the mini tournament.
After some hilarious kills and mocking taunts we had our winners:
First Prize went to Ben:
UFC 2009 on 360
UFC DVD
Darksiders Graphic Novel
De Blob Soundtrack Vinyl Record

Murray took out Second Prize:
Darksiders Graphic Novel
De Blob Soundtrack Vinyl Record

After the tournament, Victor, Amelia and Abby arrived and after Victor played Tech Support we began our internet streaming on Tiny Chat. With all of us there we kicked off the gaming with some traditional Buzz and some played Modnation Racers in an effort to warm up for the coming tournament.

At 3pm we began our Modnation Racers tournament.
It was a 1 on 1 knockout based system where those not racing chose the track. There were ridiculously close calls and some not so close ones but in the end it came down to Victor and Josh
Victor won First Prize:
Deadrising 2 "What Would Chuck Do" shirt
Darksiders on PS3
Darksiders Graphic Novel
Darksiders Figurine

And Josh won Second Prize:
Darksiders Graphic Novel
De Blob Soundtrack Vinyl Record



After the excitement of the tournament we decided to play one more round of Buzz before some of the gang headed to the Brisbane Roller Derby. Ben also decided to leave us to make his evening even nerdier by going to D&D.
It ended up just being Murray, Josh and myself and things got a little quiet because we were all a little tired and made the bad decision to watch Red Vs Blue. Now you might say "Why was that a bad idea? That's an awesome show" and I would tend to agree. However, in this case, Josh fell asleep after a long day and Murray got bored and played Starcraft, so we went back to gaming. It was time for some Little Big Planet madness!

Late in the evening everybody returned and they continued playing Little Big Planet, Splosion Man and chatted to the Euro boys for the rest of the evening.

Sunday was the big day. We had our huge Super Streetfighter IV tournament that everybody wanted to win, so to ensure everyone had even chances every player would play against eachother using Streetfighter arcade sticks.
Our fighters included:
Abby, Amelia, Angell, Ben, Josh, Murray, Nick, Orson, Sarah, Tom, and Victor.
There was over 40 rounds and it came down to our top 4.
Josh, Orson, Ben and Murray.
Josh had to verse Orson and Ben had to verse Murray. Ben and Josh were our victors and it came down to the final battle. They had to win best of 5 matches against eachother and it came down to the wire. Ben won 2 rounds and then Josh won 2 rounds and in the final round it was one hit away from being a double K.O but in the end Ben got the final punch in and took out first place.
Our winners received the following insanely awesome prizes:
First Prize:
Marvel Vs Capcom 3 E3 Limited Edition T-Shirt
Mini Chun-Li figurine

Second Prize:
Tatsunoko Vs Capcom Wii Madcatz Arcade Stick





After the epic tournament we were all pretty tired of Streetfighter and it was time for Rockband. We were all pretty tired for the Mario Kart tournament so we faced off on DS one on one in the Sunroom while the others played rockband. And in a surprising twist of events the two that said they wouldn't win anything took out first and second place.
Angell took out our First Prize which included:
Stranglehold on PC
Two copies of Game Informer
Darksiders Graphic Novel
De Blob Soundtrack Vinyl Record

And Sarah won Second Prize:
Lost Planet on 360
Darksiders Graphic Novel
De Blob Soundtrack Vinyl Record



After Mario Kart we all were exhausted and decided to organise dinner. We ended up getting a huge Indian feast thanks to Kanishk which was good value and really tasty!
We ate our feast while we watched Black Books and winded down for the evening and everyone started to head off home.

In the end it was an amazingly awesome weekend and we were all exhausted and could have slept for days but we finished it off with a trip to see Scott Pilgrim on Monday night. This was a perfect end for the weekend and I'm really grateful to everyone who came and made it awesome!

Also a huge thank you to THQ Australia for all of their generous and awesome prizes, you made everyone squeal with nerdy glee!

And remember, if you want to come along to any of our events join our google group.

Love Always,
Foo Liz   read


7:18 AM on 08.06.2010

Dtoid Australia: August is NARP Month!

Hello again my little rock wallabies!

August is actually Golf Month, but after some thought I decided I really don’t care about golf and so (sadly for some) there will be no trip to the greens.
Instead it’s NARP Month!
For further information and updates on the following events please join the google group.

SPECIAL NARP ANNOUNCEMENT!
DESTRUCTOID AUSTRALIA VS THE WORLD!
Thanks to the brilliant suggestion of Dtoid Europe a Worldwide NARP will be held from August 13-15th 2010!

Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Dtoid Communities from around the world will be holding NARPs on the weekend of August 13th to 15th. Because the rest of the world is so far behind Australia we have to start without them, and we thought we'd do it in style by taking our NARP to The Mana Bar!
We will be meeting up on the Friday night for drinks while we wait for the rest of the world to catch up, then Saturday through to Sunday evening we will be playing games, drinking, playing games and maybe some drinking games to mix things up.

We will be not only playing against the other Dtoid communities on Xbox Live and PSN but also streaming live through Stickam so that those who cannot be there for the event can join in and be a part of the AMAZING event!

If you are unable to make it to Brisbane for the event please join the google group so that we can exchange gamertags and PSN ids.

We will also be holding the following tournaments locally for all those who attend our Australian event at El Casa De Muzz:
Saturday, August 14 2010, 11am
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Split Screen Death Match
PS3 or 360 – Both will be available for your choice and the final will be best of 3 on each console!
1 VS 1 Knockout system

Saturday, August 14 2010, 3pm
Modnation Racers
Split Screen Race – Random Course
PS3
1 VS 1 Knockout system

Sunday, August 15 2010, 11am
Super Streetfighter 4
No time limits, 100% Handicap for each fighter.
PS3 or 360 – Both will be available for your choice and the final will be best of 3 on each console!
1 VS 1 Knockout system

Sunday, August 15 2010, 3pm
Mario Kart DS
Cup to be agreed by both racer or Random, 50cc so all can play and have fun!
DS – Bring your own console to compete!
1 VS 1 Knockout system

Also a huge thank you has to go out to THQ Australia for showing us some Destructoid love by giving us some awesome prizes for our tournaments! These AMAZING prizes include Darksiders figurines, a copy of Darksiders on PS3 and many more, including a Marvel Vs Capcom 3 E3 Limited Edition T-Shirt! HELL YEAH!

When: The madness begins:
Friday 13th 2010, 7pm at The Mana Bar
Saturday 14th 2010, 9am through to the late evening of Sunday 15th at El Casa De Muzz
EuroNARP starts at:
Location | Local time | Time zone
Brussels (Belgium) Friday, 13 August 2010, 20:00:00 UTC+2 hours CEST
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Friday, 13 August 2010, 14:00:00 UTC-4 hours EDT
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Saturday, 14 August 2010, 04:00:00 UTC+10 hours EST
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Friday, 13 August 2010, 18:00:00

And goes until:
Location | Local time | Time zone
Brussels (Belgium) Sunday, 15 August 2010, 12:00:00 UTC+2 hours CEST
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Sunday, 15 August 2010, 06:00:00 UTC-4 hours EDT
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Sunday, 15 August 2010, 20:00:00 UTC+10 hours EST
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Sunday, 15 August 2010, 10:00:00
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
El Casa De Muzz
Please join the google group for the address.


Dtoid Brisbane

August 17th 2010
Team Destructoid at "Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia"
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Video Game Trivia presented by Yahtzee Croshaw at the Mana Bar... need I say more?
When: Tuesday 17th August 2010, 5pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
We managed to get fourth place last week but I know we can do better!
Be sure to join us if you think you’d be awesome at Video Game Trivia… Actually join us even if you think you’d suck, that’s cool too!

August 21st 2010
Destructoid Australia’s Movie Night!
ZOMBIES!!!!!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: One of our amazing new members Panique came up with the suggestion of watching Zombieland and the roar of “YEAH!!” suggested that it was time for our brains to munch on the Zombies theme!
I also think Zombies is a brilliant theme considering we’ll be voting for our selection of Zombie candidates that day in the Australian federal election…
Our viewing selection will be: Zombieland, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later and Shaun of the Dead
BYO Drinks and popcorn!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Saturday, 21st August 2010, 6pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
El Casa De Muzz
Please join the google group for the address.

That's all for August, hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz   read


2:51 AM on 07.05.2010

DtoidAustralia: July is Anti-Boredom month!

Greetings to all my winter wombats!
So apparently July is Anti-Boredom Month(seriously!) but with the lack of Independence Day and Canada Day we need to give ourselves some amazingly awesome events to keep us from getting bored.
For further information and updates on the following events please join the google group.

Dtoid Brisbane

July 9th 2010
Predators!!!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome!
What: The Predators movie looks awesome, I want to see my family of predators on the big screen again and I invite my fellow Aussie Dtoiders to see them! We’ll meet up at the cinema and go for some food then watch the movie at Cineplex.
When: Friday, 9th July 2010, 7:30pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Cineplex South Bank
167 Grey Street, South Bank QLD

July 10th 2010
Miss Burlesque International Brisbane Heats
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but tickets are needed for this event.
What: A group of us have decided to go see some half-naked ladies in a burlesque contest. Be sure to join the google group to book tickets with us so we can all hang out together.
When: Saturday, 10th July 2010, 6pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
The Old Museum
RNA Showgrounds
600 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD
Tickets can be bought here.

July 11th 2010
2010 Abbey Medieval Tournament!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome!
What: Possibly the nerdiest event we have had, which is saying something, but it could be all kinds of awesome! We’ll meet at Murray’s place at 9am and all road trip out to Caboolture for the nerdy goodness! Join our google group for Muzza's address!
When: Sunday, 11th July 2010, 9am
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Abbey Medieval Tournament
1 - 63 The Abbey Place(off Old Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture, QLD


July 13th and 27th, 2010
Team Destructoid at "Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia"
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Video Game Trivia presented by Yahtzee Croshaw at the Mana Bar... need I say more?
When: Tuesday, 15th and 29th June 2010, 5pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
When a three way tie for first place led to a showdown in Modnation Racers, we showed our gaming superiority again and won back our title! Now we just have to keep it!

July 24th 2010
Destructoid Australia’s Movie Night!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: After the success of our first movie night it will now be a monthly event! During our post trivia dinner at Grill’d we came up with a few theme ideas and voted. This led to the theme Whedon-Mania!
Our viewing selection will be: Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along blog, Serenity, and our favourite episodes from Buffy, Angel and Firefly!
BYO Drinks and popcorn!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Saturday, 24th July 2010, 6pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
El Casa De Muzz
Please join the google group for the address.


That's all for July, hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz   read


12:00 AM on 06.04.2010

DtoidAustralia: June's winter warm ups!

Hello again my little baby stealing dingoes!

June has hit us with her cold hard slap in the face and if you’re like me you’ve been knocked out with the flu and winter blues. Well I have the best medicine for such a thing! NARPS!
For further information and updates on the following events please join the google group.



Dtoid Brisbane

June 12th 2010
A celebration of 23 Years of Huon!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome! Remember that a queue forms around 8 or 9 on a Saturday night.
What: Drinking, Raskulls, Drinking, buying Huon drinks, games, Drinking, more games, oh and there may be drinking.
When: Saturday, 12th June 2010, 3pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD

June 14th 2010
Muzza’s Queen’s Birthday NARP
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: Apparently some old lady in England is old so we get a day off of work, and we are celebrating the only way we know how, playing videogames and drinking lots and lots of alcohol. The Star Wars Cantina Band will be making their much anticipated debut performing many of their spirited hits.
BYO Drinks and gaming skills! Multiplayer PS3 games are welcome too!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Monday, 14th June 2010, 10am
Where: Brisbane, QLD
El Casa De Muzz
Please join the google group for the address

June 15th and 29th, 2010
Team Destructoid at "Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia"
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Video Game Trivia presented by Yahtzee Croshaw at the Mana Bar... need I say more?
When: Tuesday, 15th and 29th June 2010, 5pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
We came 5th last week so we need to make sure we earn our crown back! Although I feel I should mention questions were a lot easier and we were handicapped up the ass!

June 25th 2010
Destructoid Australia’s First Movie Night!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: We are doing our first movie night, and in honour of Supanova being the week before, our first theme will be Superhero films! Now because there are so many superhero films and we have to start somewhere, I landed on the idea of DC so our film selection will be:
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Superman Returns, and Watchmen. (I made sure our first movie night included at least 50% Bale)
BYO Drinks and popcorn!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza.
When: Friday, 25th June 2010, 6pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
El Casa De Muzz
Please join the google group for the address

Dtoid Sydney
Supanova Saturday!
June 19th 2010
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but tickets are needed for this event
What: It’s time for the original Supanova! This year is insanely packed with nerdy goodness, including my own personal celebrity pass, Miss Eliza Dushku. We’ll meet up inside the dome and then after we can head to a nearby bar for some end of a long day drinks! Obviously there will be a lot of people there so follow us on twitter to make finding us easier!
When: Saturday, 19th June 2010, 10am
Where: Sydney, NSW
Supanova Pop Culture Expo
Sydney Olympic Park Showground - The Dome, NSW
Info on how to get there can be found here

Tickets for Supanova on Saturday are $23.80 and are available for purchase here


That's all for June, hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz   read


7:18 AM on 04.08.2010

April in Australia: Destructoid Style

Hello again my little Easter Bilbys,

Now that April is here it's time to give you an idea of the different Dtoid events happening in and around our sunburnt country. For further information and updates on the following events please join the google group.

Dtoid Brisbane

April 11th 2010
Supanova Sunday!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but tickets are needed for this event
What: Meet at the Jubilee Hotel for a drink then head down to Brisbane's Supanova: Pop Culture Expo and enjoy the nerdy goodness. After Supanova those still around will head to Mana Bar for their Supanova Sunday!
When: Sunday, 11th April 2010, 10am
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Jubilee Hotel
470 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD

Supanova Pop Culture Expo
RNA Showgrounds
600 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane Exhibition, QLD

Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD

Tickets for Supanova on Sunday are $23.80 and are available for purchase here

April 16th 2010
Muzza's first NARP!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome but will need to join the google group for exact details.
What: Play videogames at Murray's place and drink lots and lots of alcohol.
BYO Drinks and gaming skills!
Snacks will be available but please bring money to chip in for pizza
When: Friday, 16th April 2010, 6pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Murray's Place
Please join the google group for the address

April 20th 2010
Team Destructoid at "Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia"
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome however spaces are limited so get in early!
What: Video Game Trivia presented by Yahtzee Croshaw at the Mana Bar... need I say more?
When: Tuesday, 20th April 2010, 5pm
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Mana Bar
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD

We won the first night, then were handicapped for the second night and still managed to come second by 1 point! The winning team are pictured with Yahtzee in the attached photo.

Dtoid Sydney

April 25th 2010
One of our awesome community members Ashley has organised a meetup in Sydney.
ANZAC Day Gaming!
Who: All Destructoid members are welcome!
What: Meetup for drinks and initial greetings then travel around the corner to a gaming cafe called U10 for some VIDJYAGAMEZ
When: Sunday, 25th April 2010, 11:30am
Where: Parramatta, NSW
Bavarian Bier Cafe
2-8 Phillip Street, Parramatta, NSW

U10 (The Gaming Cafe)
Level 1/202 Church St, Parramatta, NSW




That's all for April, hope to see you all there!
Love always,
Foo Liz   read


9:35 PM on 03.06.2010

The time has come...

...To get drunk and play games!

Yes my little rock wallabies,
Mana Bar is finally opening in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley on Saturday the 20th of March and I want to see all of the beautiful people from Destructoid there!



We will be starting meetups from the minute it opens at 12pm and enjoying the fruits of Yug and Yahtzee etc's labour until midnight, or till they kick us out, whichever comes first...

Obviously I don't expect everyone to do the same so to organise times for meetups make sure you are a part of our Dtoid Australia Google Group to join in our discussions of places and times to meet etc.

For those wanting to fly in from interstate or something we are having sleepovers at Ben and my(SpaceCowboy and FooLiz) place and the locals... well you have your own house to sleep at...

There will also be Sunday Sessions which I'm sure we will drag our hungover butts too but all of that will be sorted out at a later date through the google group discussions.

So I hope to see you all there and now that they're open we can start to have all sorts of fun events... can anyone say Australia's Destructoid anniversary party?

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