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Homeworld, Dragon Age, Mighty No. 9, and some sad news

9:30 PM on 09.03.2013 // Max Scoville

The Destructoid Show needs to talk.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I hope you're all safe and sound following PAX 2013! I got to drunkenly shout moist pleasantries in the vicinity of a bunch of you, and that was absolutely lovely. For those of you who missed it, you have my deepest sympathies.

Today on the show, we discuss Dragon Age: Inquisition, and how it looks incredible, how Gearbox is turning Hardware: Shipbreakers into Homeworld: Shipbreakers, and has two brand new IPs in the works. The Xbox One supports up to eight controllers, the Xbox Live Marketplace has been renamed, and Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has absolutely wrecked shop with the Kickstarter for his new game, Mighty No. 9. There's a new Grand Theft Auto V trailer... and then some other announcements.

The exciting news: Niero and company have announced Destructoid HUGE, a premium membership program for the site, which will give members ad-free site access, discounts on merch, automatic contest entry, exclusive content, and more, for a measly $2.99 a month, or $29.99 a year. As the saying goes, "you get what you pay for" and considering how much Destructoid rules for free, just imagine how cool it'll be when there's money rolling in. It's only a matter of time until there's a whole portal full of exlusive Jonathan Holmes sexy muscleman pin-ups.

The sad news: The Destructoid Show is coming to an end. Tara and I will continue to crank out stuff full-time over on Rev3Games, but we're parting ways with our beloved red-eyed robot overlord Mr. Destructoid. 

Destructoid's founder, and the man who got me my start in this kickass industry wrote up his thoughts, which you can read after the break.

Niero says:

"Destructoid is evolving, as is everyone in the videogames news business.  If you caught our panel or announcements at PAX, you've heard that we've launched a new subscription program which in part will bring forward a new line of live video conferences directly on our home page.  Likewise, our Destructoid Show production partner Revision3 was recently acquired by Discovery Networks and launched an exciting new line of shows under the Rev3 Games umbrella, headed by the glorious Adam Sessler of G4 fame.  Like all good things, there must come a time when they come to an end, and that time has arrived.

With a heavy heart I'm unfortunately announcing that the final recording of The Destructoid Show will be next Friday. Yeah, I know, major bummer.

On the positive side the decision was mutual as we are both rolling up our sleeves to launch all new productions, all which will still be free to watch and in part funded directly by Destructoid's HUGE members.  When I said "leaky benefits for all" this is precisely what I'm talking about: we can now support our staff directly to bring you more video content more often.  We've had a strong launch so far, and I'm very grateful for our early adopters.  Thank you!

On a personal note as the show's executive producer, it has been incredibly satisfying for me to watch two of my "Destructoid Kids" grow up and do bigger things in the gaming industry.  I met Max and Tara through personal friends where they were doing anything but gaming, and now they've got fans all around the world who recognize them as proper  industry professionals.  It just goes to show: one of the best ways to break into the gaming industry is to pack your bags and make some friends in San Francisco.  If you're not super creepy and have a good head on your shoulders it can totally happen.  I'll soon have to update my "where are they now" video, where we keep track of our Dtoid offspring.  Max once described Dtoid as the rebel alliance with outposts all throughout the galaxy, and I think that really nails it.  I'm going to miss working with that giant goofball, but more importantly leave him in very good hands. I also get to claim that I introduced Tara to the love of her life, which hopefully means I get to twerk ceremoniously at their wedding someday.

"Like the legend of the phoenix, all ends with beginnings", said some robots once. You've definitely not seen the last of Max, Tara, Zac, Adam, and the rest of the Rev3 crew on Destructoid -- we'll hopefully be inviting them back for cameos as often as schedules allow.  Until then, we hope you'll tune in for our very last show September 13 for an awkward goodbye lovefest celebration. Also, we may give away some stuff. Stay tuned, and thanks for supporting Destructoid's first youtube show! 

Oh, yeah, and we're hiring. Destructoid is now looking for a part-time female co-host in the San Francisco area. Zero experience necessary - you just have to be a legit gamer (your interview will be brutal) and can formulate words into compelling sentences on camera without the aide of a push-up bra. (No offense to push-up bras, they're wonderful.)  Please tweet @dtoidniero with a video sample and location and I'll get in touch via DM.  No resumes please. Let's put that stupid document to death: my job requirements are far simpler. I only hire buena gente."

It's a bummer, and I'll miss doing the show. Once I get my thoughts together, I'll write up something over in the Cblogs. You guys are all amazing, and thanks for watching me figure out how to behave in front of a camera over these last three years. It's been a blast.

Max Scoville, Video Warlock
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