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Adorably EroGigi photo
Adorably EroGigi

The best TGS swag I got was this creepy old man brochure (gallery)

There's so much kawaii shit at TGS (and in Japan in general) that it sort of cancels itself out of the attention span. To reach the most jaded people you have to go further ... fatherly, even. To be honest, I have no idea what's going on wi...

 
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Banana

Tokyo Game Show: Banana

This guy.  moar

 
TGS Gallery
Tokyo Game Show feels pretty good this year. Sure, it's a far cry from the extravagance of ten years ago and before, but it's not the all-mobile wasteland it was doomed to be according to some Internet dudebros. It feels heal...   read

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New PS4 colors

Tokyo Game Show: New PlayStation 4 colors on display

Here's a close-up look at the PlayStation 4 new faceplate colors (homie), shown alongside the four new Vita colors and Sony's Morpheus PlayStation VR wares. The faceplates are very nice-looking, with a build quality that resembles limi...

 
We are here!
Pale American guys blogging about Japanese video games is a thing that is happening!  It hasn't stopped raining in 24 hours, hence our sloppy Mary Poppins cosplay and moistness. If you've never trekked into Tokyo Game Sh...   read

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Forums

What's up with the forums? A quick update

This was already posted in the forums, but if you didn't catch it just wanted to bump it to the home page: We've relaunched Outer Heaven this weekend.  It's our old forums software: founded in 2006, previously known as the Destructoid ...

 
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Site Update

Big site update! New blogging tools, new social stuff

I hate when Facebook moves stuff around. You get comfortable, you just want to go in and do your business, and stuff's not quite where it used to be. So, it's interesting to be on the opposite side of that where my so-called cool ideas with...

 
Hits from the Xbong photo
Hits from the Xbong

OMG YOU GUYS look at this parents against pot website

Why is it that the people put in charge of teaching the chilluns all the beauty they possess inside end up marrying Bobby Brown, or making batshit crazy stuff like this website about dabbing? I laughed so hard that I haven't been able to go...

 
SuperHot gameplay photo
SuperHot gameplay

SuperHot still looks super hot: new gameplay video

Pitch: Mirror's Edge and Max Payne had a baby who must shoot its way out of an Ikea.  Destructoid's been following SuperHot since it got funded in record time back in 2013. Yesterday, a new gameplay trailer was rel...

 
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Awkward

What would you say if bae's mom gave you this blanket?

After a hard day at the office all a gamer really wants to do is go home, kick off their shoes, and cuddle with evil reborn on console. Right? This redditor writes: "My girlfriend's mom doesn't know anything about gaming but made me a quilt...

 
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Lump.co

Introducing Lump.co, our new image search engine

If you go on Google and you search for titties, you're going to get titties. We haven't put a whole lot of NSFW filtering in yet, so please bear that in mind before you try Lump.co, a new image search engine by the same jerks that made Dest...

 
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Destructoid's Forum needs a new name, new identity, but still Dtoid

Update: The forums will be relaunched as OuterHeavenForums.com using the more secured platform, but no additional changes will be made. The people like the forums as it is. If you're a long-time reader of Destructoid you know our forums hav...

 
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New Destructoid explained

Here's to new Destructoid - a looser, weirder, multi-headed video game club that never sleeps. Please congratulate Chris, Jordan, Kyle, and Laura on their new managing positions! I'll be in the back handling the poop and pushing us forward ...

 
E3 Game of the Show
We've hemmed. We've hawed. Destructoid's editors and judges have kindly suggested, boldly voted, bickered, scolded, stabbed each other with rapiers, revenge-slept with each other's illegitimate cousins, and finally have come ...   read

Caption this photo
Caption this

And the Winner: Caption this Capcom moment

And our caption winner is "Mommmm!!!, you're embarrassing me in front of the Street Fighter girls" by Olly N. However, the community deemed that the best caption was "Gardevoir" who technically won by JawshButturBawls with the most votes, a...

 
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Porn server

You drank our milkshake: Dtoid.com E3 stats

Kinda looks like a shark, doesn't it? It's like the Hamza version of how the Andy Kaufman movie ends. We miss that guy and all the editors that came before this month, and now's a good a time to thank them for the legacy work that got us he...

 
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Video

Video: E3 in 36 seconds as an abusive family picnic

I need you darling Come on set the tone If you feel you're falling Won't you let me know Oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh Oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh  [If you can't see the video try this: Yakisoba 8 Bits]  

 
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Gallery Desu

Random E3 moments immortalized in a quick light suck

Who had the best E3 booth this year? From a media viewpoint, I'd say it had to be Nintendo. The open plan allowed the fans to channel their excitement in the middle instead of having to elbow through to enjoy the games. The press check-in a...

 
We eat here
Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is an annual trade fair for the video game industry, presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is used by many video game publishers and accessory manuf...   read

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E3 Hypetrain

Plants vs. Zombies fans: Get ready to soil your plants Monday

Zombething weed-wackery this way cometh.  There's not a leaf of evidence on the PopCap site or official PvZ twitter account yet, but there appears to be some grassroots marketing afoot. Peep these not-so-subtle tweets from Va...

 
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Site Update

Sexy Perro: Is our site busted for you in any way?

It's been about a month since we switched to Bootstrap instead of a thousand nested HTML tables, and for the most part I think it's gone well *ducks tomatoes*. I know it has probably been frustrating as a reader to see the site in weird con...

 
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Windows 10 leak

Did NewEgg just leak Windows 10 pricing and release date?

[Update: Microsoft has confirmed the downloadable version of Windows 10 will be released on July 29.] Why did Windows OEM prices quietly go up by $10? Because 7 8 9 herpa derp. Windows 10, the long-awaited update to make Windows 8 as useabl...

 
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Mad Max Parody

Mad Max: Mario Kart Fury gets murderously Miyamoto

Get angry that you didn't think of it first. Uploaded two days ago, Kris Sundberg's mashup parody of Mario Kart and Mad Max: Fury Road has already racked up 1.4 million views and counting, possibly from all the repeat viewers trying t...

 
The future is anemic
Doesn't it look like she's just putting up a glossy poster? They're calling them wallpaper TVs.  That's an OLED flexible TV being affixed to magnetic sticker. Put up a sticker, install a TV. The unit is light enough to b...   read

Destructoid Magazine
Huge news today! Starting this summer Destructoid will be publishing a digital magazine with GameFan. It's a 60-page whopper that's half Destructoid on one side, half GameFan on the other but all indie, all enthusiast, all pa...   read

Site Update
[ Update 1: Comment tracking is back.  Top right corner, pulldown thingy. ]  [ Update 2: Private messages and the cblog editor are being restored now. This week we're working on making the site run smoothly on ...   read

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Dem Graphics

Not pictured: Videogames

In the golden days of videogames blogging, when there was no juicy AAA videogame news a publisher in my shoes would have an arsenal of timeless features to forage the drought. With mobile game sales crushing console sales and the droughts g...

 
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That site

Letters to the editor: Why should I keep reading Destructoid?

[This just came to our support email line. I thought I'd share, just in case anyone else feels this way.] @Support: "Been browsing Dtoid for years but these ads, man. They're out of control. At the top, the bottom, the sides, ads disg...

 

About Nieroone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

When you build a company you build your own perfect little world. I made Destructoid.

This is me backing up your blogs:


Email me at [email protected]

INVISIBLE PIZZA

About me: Typical gamer, I guess. Mostly PC, mobile, and retro. Favorite game of all time is probably Mega Man 2, though I have to pull myself away from JRPGs or our site loses a founder for three months. When I'm not yelling at people online I enjoy people watching and buying games for my dad, who despite being in his late 60's writes his own strategy guides and prints GameFAQs, which makes me incredibly proud.

My dog checks all my work for bugs:
I don't have kids but I have a cool nephew (and my Destructoid kids are enough, I'm like Papa Niero with so many of us breaking into biz), so I travel easily and inexpensively when I can. Sometimes I teach English to ESL students. I can speak and read a little Japanese and Spanish. I went to school for illustration. I'll post some old drawings here when I can find them. Of course, I drew the Destructoid logo based on the Japanese Smoking Robot toy.


Destructoid is not financially successful, but it grants all of us an incredible amount of flexibility. Living well doesn't require all that much money anyway. I've had roommates throughout my 30's in San Francisco (just like Full House, plus alcohol) and it was the best adventure ever, though quite scary and uncertain at times as I moved on a whim. It all worked out.


My dream is to retire (and beat all my Steam games) and continue doing exactly what I do every day but in Tokyo, where I've lived off and on for the last two years after realizing it was much cheaper than San Francisco (seriously, look into it) I've also traveled through Habitat for Humanity, doing free construction work in Central America. Awesome times.


My advice to people who want to work in videogames is to just start doing the work, even if you do it incredibly poorly at first, until it just happens. You want to be a writer? Write daily and try different strategies daily. I've crashed this website so many times I've lost track but I keep at it. That's been my story: fake it till you make it. I was definitely not invited to E3 but I just wouldn't give up, and now I've been to almost every videogame event all around the world. It took a lot of lost sleep to get to where I am. Years. But, if I can do it, then anybody with grit can do it. You have to be Stan Bush and dare, or at least Weird Al and dare to be stupid. Either way you'll make traction.

Live your dream! You only have one ticket, you may as well go for it. Fuck sleeping. Ship something daily. Build. Never. Stop.
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