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Jim Sterling Patreon

Remember Jim Sterling? Of course you do. Go support his new site

Thank God for him
Nov 16
// Niero Desu
Former Destructoid reviews editor Jim Sterling has gone indie, and he needs your help. The dude has worked for over 8 years doing video games reviews here and on sites like Escapist, and now he's trying to build his own site...

Code Giveaway: Grab an energy boost in Terra Battle

Live a little (longer)
Nov 14
// Niero Desu
Here's a quick word from our sponsor, Terra Battle, a free-to-play role playing game designed by Final Fantasy's creator, now available on your Android and iOS devices.  The game is on its way to 1.2 million do...
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Why Penis Why

Save Ryu from looking generic in Street Fighter IV: A fanboy's top 10 wishes

Why Penis Why
Nov 05
// Niero Desu
Editor's note: In an internal staff email us old-timers were just laughing about the absurdity of this super fanboy article I wrote back in 2007 voicing my disgust with the redesigned Street Fighter. I've since grown accustom...

That only works in Metal Gear, dude

Oct 24
// Niero Desu
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Where are they now?

Where are they now? Ex-Destructoid editors in the biz

Papa Niero is proud
Oct 23
// Niero Desu
As some of you may have heard by now, Dale North (our editor in chief from 2010-2014) will be moving on to sunnier, though less 'toidy skies. You can read that announcement here. It's no secret that Dale and I have definitel...

Gallery: The sexiest booth babes of Tokyo Game Show

Sep 18 // Niero Desu
GPS 2014 is so much fun!   I got to fly inside Tokyo City, which is a third country world that videogames were ejected from. The best thing about going to another country's videogame show is to see the latest innovations in thongs and drink badly spelled things from their vending machines. Wacky! Pictured: Koei Booth Actress. What a crazy leather outfit, can she breathe in that? Unlike in Our Great Civilization of West, this show is predominantly staffed by women (take notes, we could learn something!) who are forced to memorize like five pages of game information.  They spend months learning our language, too! Since I've worked in videogames so long and still own my Atari 2600 (it's in my living room!) I always quiz them on the spot to make sure they're not just models. Modeling is really ruining videogames and every time I teach people that on Twitter they follow me around. Pictured: This girl knew her stuff! She's not holding videogames back 100 years I hate to make Stereotypefaces, but in my experience Japanese women do look impressed when I walk right up and say "Moshi Moshi"! Trying to learn a little Japanese is just good manners. Another easy one is "chotto" which means "cut me open." Just don't ask for their phone numbers unless you know your Itchy Nissans. Like the old and best E3s of yesteryear, Tokyo Gamescom gets in trouble every year for inspiring pubic negligence, but who am I to judge? I don't go to that Europino to tell people about the advances in Western dental care. Like my dad always says, "When in Rome, eat the pizza or you're wrong." Pictured: Smoking Squenix Sisters! What sort of emotional scarring do those eyes tell? I could not believe my eyes how not Western this show was! People you live next to would be like, "Well well, nobody at my bank wears that," and that's called Lost in Transgender, which is a great movie that white people like to see before trying to make friends with Koreans. Put your pumpkin spice latte down and get a load of this beauty: Pictured: Some mobile company. Do you think she cries when she sees hamburgers? My friend Dale said she couldn't find a single Nigerian man dressed as Persona 4, but we did meet hundreds of beautiful Orients and took photos of them in their natural habitats. Professional blogger tip: I always asked if I could take their photo, because they sort of threw my black friend into jail for not getting a video waiver. Watch out for that karate chop! That's all for day one of Tonka Games Show 2014. For pointy elbows see this gallery! Note: Some photos may have been slightly Photosharpened for Western Twitter decency standards.
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Super sexy! Click every picture thrice and Myspace it
The moment all you college dudes have been waiting for is here! So make sure your boss isn't looking and get ready to steamboat the weasel, because I need the pageviews and my gallery is the tits!

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Mr Destructoid

Mr. Destructoid at E3: You've come a long way, bot

Living the dream
Jun 16
// Niero Desu
Hey new guy, did you know that Destructoid was founded just to get me into E3? No, seriously.

Fullscreen acquires ScrewAttack

Mar 28 // Niero Desu
[embed]272608:53177:0[/embed] FULLSCREEN ACQUIRES SCREWATTACK; CONTINUES OVERALL INDEPENDENCE AND GROWTH BY DOUBLING DOWN ON VIDEO GAME CONTENT The New ScrewAttack Network to Provide Audiences, Creators and Brands with Authentic, Video Game-centric Content, Resources and an Expanded Community LOS ANGELES, CA AND DALLAS, TX, March 28, 2014 -- Fullscreen, Inc., the media company powering the creation and sharing of video with the connected generation, today announced that it acquired ScrewAttack, an industry leading video game focused media company. ScrewAttack significantly increases Fullscreen’s presence in the game industry news and entertainment space through a growing YouTube channel, a thriving website, and a strong offline presence by way of their annual SGC conference. As a core gaming brand and community, the newly-formed ScrewAttack Network will serve as the cornerstone of Fullscreen’s leading game community that encompasses thousands of top channels that deliver more than 750MM monthly views each month.  “Our mission has always been to produce and feature the most entertaining game content in the world, whether it be video game news, trailers, gameplay, or original content,” said Craig Skistimas, Founder of ScrewAttack. “Together with Fullscreen, we can amplify our efforts and interact with an even larger part of the video game community to feature content that excites, pleases and entertains.”  “As a leading video game community, ScrewAttack will provide a beachhead for our creator network and support our ongoing programming strategy in gaming”, said Larry Shapiro, Fullscreen’s Head of Talent. “With nearly one million subscribers on YouTube and a passionate and loyal fan base, we are excited to increase our investment in premium, original programming on ScrewAttack alongside their existing franchises like Death Battle.”  All ScrewAttack employees will join Fullscreen and physically remain in Dallas, allowing the team to continue its focus on creating premium content with added resources and reach. The ScrewAttack team adds in-house production capabilities for videos, game development and credible, first-hand editorial coverage of the video game industry. ScrewAttack’s successful merchandising platform and SGC conference, one of the fastest growing video game conventions in the country, will help Fullscreen open a diversified set of touch points with fans both online and offline. “The only way to get credibility with gamers is by truly understanding the art form of games, which is something that can’t be faked. ScrewAttack isn’t just another gaming site or channel, it’s a group of people who are extremely passionate about the space they’re in and it’s that knowledge and dedication that’s allowed them to build an entirely authentic video game community,” said Shapiro. “We believe ScrewAttack’s unique voice and approach to game news, reviews and pop culture will be a great way to establish a consumer-facing brand for game-centric content.” About Fullscreen Fullscreen is a media company powering the creation and sharing of video with the connected generation. Creators and the world’s leading brands benefit from Fullscreen’s technology products and premium services to entertain and engage audiences. Three hundred sixty-five million subscribers generate three billion video views across the Fullscreen’s global network each month. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company was founded in January 2011 by CEO George Strompolos, a co-creator of the original YouTube Partner Program. Fullscreen’s network includes top creative talent, including: The Fine Brothers, filmmaker Devin Super Tramp, super-group O2L and recording artist Lindsey Stirling. Please visit: for additional information.
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Introducing the new ScrewAttack Network which is now a thing
For those of you that follow gaming websites and personalities as closely as you do the games here's a wild one: our friends over at ScrewAttack were acquired today by Fullscreen.  Craig Skistimas and his lovely haired ...

This is Destructoid's ROBOT party

Mar 22 // Niero Desu
Special thanks to our sponsors SEGA, En Masse and Twitch, our DJs MyKill, GrimeCraft, R3Y, plus all the people behind the scenes: One PR Studio, Kjell, Jeanne, Kayla, Sean, Lance, Manny, Mari, Amber, GunRun, and everybody else that burned the midnight oil to make this happen.  So what can you expect from our next ROBOT party? Live party stream  + contests: Dev interviews on stage + photo hashtags: [embed]272339:53108:0[/embed]   Themed party drinks from our sponsors: Laser guns, costumes for attendees, and LED light party favors: Step-in custom photo booth & themed gift bags: Food truck + Chillout quiet area to network: Live Music performances + Master of Ceremony: Custom visuals & crazy robots dancing on projectors: And of course, you can borrow the helmet and dance on stage! Missed our bash? We're doing it again: Destructoid is always looking for venues and sponsors to bring the party to the next event! Get in touch with me at niero [at] destructoid dot com if you're interested in being a part of this madness.  See you at the next one!  
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Thanks again to SEGA, TWITCH, and En Masse Entertainment
Destructoid loves to put on parties for our community, and our new event concept "ROBOT" was our biggest production ever! While we're working on the video from the party here's a gallery of the amazing people that rolled through. 



GDC '14 + March 18 @ Mighty
Mar 06
// Niero Desu
Details to come. RSVP
Also, HUGE Members get double the winning odds
[Update: Contest over! Winners are ShiroYasha, KilpiBan, JONtoidColor, and Mr Grrrr!] The PS4 and Xbox One are around the corner. You're gonna need games. We're happy to buy your first. Here's our first contest to win your w...


Slender Man is a busy guy. Walking around forests, standing, moving his head crazy like, standing, looking all crazy up in those woods. We spent some off-hours time with him during the day to find out what he does to blow of...

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A full copy of Pathologic is waiting in your Dtoid Perks
Want some cheap Halloween-flavored games? How about a free one? Our friends at are having a 48 hour sale this week with titles marked down to as little as $1.79. The games include Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Amn...

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Zombie Studios

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army

New free-to-play cover-based third-person shooter
Oct 24
// Niero Desu
Update: We have an interview! Like '80s comic books?  You're gonna dig this -- Destructoid just received an exclusive look at Zombie Studios' next game: Phantom Army, a free-to-play third-person cover-based shooter with ...

HUGE: Download a full copy of NightSky right now

Oct 17 // Niero Desu
ABOUT NIGHTSKY Nominated as a IGF Seamus McNally Finalist, NightSky is an ambient action-puzzle game that offers a gameplay experience unlike any other cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. The player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance; each of these worlds is broken into different areas. Check out for more great indie games. NightSky is an action-puzzle game that offers an ambient gameplay experience unlike any other cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance. There are no enemies, no bosses, and no violence in NightSky. An intuitive experience is friendly for casual and mainstream gamers. NightSky also offers a formidable challenge for hardcore players, with an unlockable Master mode. The original soundtrack by experimental jazz musician Chris Schlarb will further heighten the surreal experience. GAME FEATURES 2D platform/puzzle-based gameplay Multiple difficulties with unique topography 11 massive levels, each with expansive areas to explore
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Have you played NightSky yet? We've got Steam codes for all of our members right now, courtesy of our friends at Nicalis. Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes gave it an 8/10, calling NightSky a "physics-focused puzzle platfor...

HUGE Members: Claim your full game from IndieGameStand

Sep 27 // Niero Desu
Gnormoria is a sandbox village management.  At the time, it was their most successful sale and was greenlit on Steam a few weeks later.  "Using our developer portal, Robotronic Games was able to distribute Steam keys to all of their IndieGameStand customers after launching on Steam early access."   [embed]262404:50624:0[/embed] Escape Goat helped launch IndieGameStand a year ago, so it’s only fitting to highlight this wonderful gem.  "Escape Goat is a platform puzzle game where the rooms of your prison move and change before your very eyes.  Escape Goat 2 is currently in development and will launch on the IndieGameStand store this fall." [embed]262404:50611:0[/embed] Gimbal is an online multiplayer shooter where you build and design your own ships.  "We like to think that we helped discover Gimbal, resulting in it being one of our top performing sales this first year, but that could just be a result of the deep gameplay and awesome physics engine." [embed]262404:50612:0[/embed] Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a dramatic point and click crime adventure serial.  "Phoenix Online Studios has been a tremendous supporter of our site and continues to bring each subsequent episode of this riveting series to our platform.  Of course, it’s easy to feature this game as a staff pick due to its gripping storytelling." [embed]262404:50613:0[/embed] Aztaka is an indie throwback to the good old side-scrolling action RPG genre.  "In this gorgeous hand-painted world you play Huitzilo, heir of the Sun God, able to wield both spear and spell.  The IGS staff selected this game because of its stunning hand drawn graphics and niche genre." [embed]262404:50614:0[/embed] Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite space is a sci-fi roguelike game that forged the genre and inspired recent indie games like FTL.  "Digital Eel has been our most featured indie developer this past year with three different sales.  Weird Worlds is one of their most successful games and they are currently at work on the 3rd game in the series after a successful Kickstarter campaign."   [embed]262404:50615:0[/embed] Krunch is an old-school race against time to survive and escape.  "Originally made as a prototype for Ludum Dare, LeGrudge and Rugged expanded their game idea into their first commercial release. The IGS staff selected Krunch because it is an excellent example of taking a prototype to a full commercial release.  We also love the challenge!"  [embed]262404:50616:0[/embed] Megabyte Punch is a MegaMan meets SmashBros mashup that IGS featured as a Beta. "Megabyte Punch has always been an IGS favorite and we most recently showcased it at PAX East.  It’s an adventure combat game where you build your own robot fighter from the pieces of your foes." [embed]262404:50617:0[/embed] Zigfrak is a space-based action RPG, featuring missions, exploration, and crafting. "With an emphasis on loot and over-the-top items, it's not a traditional space sim. The IGS staff selected Zigfrak because we’re addicted to loot and love how enemy ships explode like loot piñatas." [embed]262404:50618:0[/embed]  Dungeon Dashers is an action packed, turn-based, co-operative dungeon crawler that the IGS staff fell in love with at GDC this year. It brings the enjoyment of a fantasy tabletop board game to the computer and is currently in development with a planned release by the end of the year. [embed]262404:50619:0[/embed]   The Real Texas is an action adventure game that plays like a mashup of Zelda: Link to the Past and Ultima VI.  What really shines in the Real Texas is the well-written story and incredibly quirky and wacky universe. The IGS staff selected this title because of this uniqueness.  The Real Texas embodies what an Indie Game is all about. [embed]262404:50620:0[/embed] Vox is a voxel based adventure RPG that is still in Alpha development.  "The game is all about customizing and building anything that you can imagine and allows for unparalleled creativity.  The IGS staff selected Vox because it deserves more attention and to be greenlit on Steam." [embed]262404:50621:0[/embed] SpaceChem is an obscenely addictive, design-based puzzle game about building machines and fighting monsters in the name of science. "The IGS staff selected this game because it's one of the most difficult indie puzzle games around -- an absolute must play for anyone looking for a challenge." [embed]262404:50622:0[/embed] Paranautical Activity brings classic FPS action inspired by games like Doom & Quake and adds the randomness of roguelikes to create something truly unique for the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.  The developers, Mike Maulbeck and Travis Pfenning, have been very supportive and praised our platform on Twitter. [embed]262404:50623:0[/embed] Want to discover even more games?  Check out the all new IndieGameStand for more details. We're very excited about their new launch and a proud supporter of their developers.  
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Everyone else: there's a 15% off sale on everything
If you love meticulously-crafted, quality indie games as much as we do, this is for you. For the past year, IndieGameStand (IGS) has been helping indie game developers promote and sell their games with four-day pay-what-...


Join us next Tuesday at 2:30 for a live show

Sep 19
// Niero Desu
Happening right now: Join us as Dtoid's editors talk about some videogames. Live. Right here. We're calling it The Core. This is going to be pretty experimental, so we're just going to toss it on a random channel just for today. Join to join the chat. Everyone can join today. Tune in and say hey!

Street party with Dtoid @ SummerSalt

Retro gaming, Joust tournament, DJ, Prizes & more
Sep 14
// Niero Desu
  You know, I really wish that newfangled air tube transportation system was already a thing so our friends from out town could just warp over here this weekend ... because we're about to join forces with a hell of a str...

Live Show: Sup Holmes with Shantae creator Matt Bozon

WayForward Show this Sunday
Sep 08
// Niero Desu
Just a quick note: we have a live show coming tomorrow, but today Jonathan Holmes is celebrating his 4th year wedding anniversary. Congrats Jon! Come back to this post tomorrow as WayForward co-founder and Shantae creator Matt Bozon appear on Sup Holmes, Sunday 1pm PST/4pm EST. Watch us cap off WayForgust in style!
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Dtoid memberships

HUGE: Destructoid rolls out ad-free memberships

Automatic contest entries, discounts, responsive mobile site, and new video shows
Sep 08
// Niero Desu
Many of you had said that you enjoy what we do, but you don't enjoy ads.  We get that. Likewise, we wish we could just concentrate on chasing the best stories, not pageviews. We want to offer more, but also respect our r...


Sep 02
// Niero Desu
Watch live video from missionrobot on We're live at Barboza in Seattle! 

Karaoke w/ Dtoid Tonight

Brought to you in part by... Total War: Rome II, Play-Asia, Loot Crate, & SXSW Gaming
Sep 01
// Niero Desu
Update: Arrive early for a special edition of Podtoid Live starring Jim Sterling, Jonathan Holmes, Conrad Zimmerman, and other special guests.   Destructoid presents Karaoke Total War at PAX - with over 7000 songs locall...

Destructoid Golden Classics: The Mega Man Maker

Remember this?
Aug 22
// Niero Desu
By popular request, I've dug through old hard drives and present to you Destructoid's classic Mega Man maker!  This little app was originally published during PAX 2008 during a panel we gave about how important it is to ...

Meunier's guide to games journalism is thorough, sober

Up Up Down Down Left Write
Aug 05
// Niero Desu
I don't know Nathan Meunier personally, but after powering through his book on freelance games writing I can tell that the man has been through the trenches -- and still managing to thrive within them. Up Up Down Down Left Wr...

SOE Live: Everquest Next videos show face tracking, moves

Aug 03 // Niero Desu
SOEMote with a beauty and the beastly
The face-tracking technology called SOEMote was confirmed to be headed to Everquest Next, said game director Dave Georgeson. The tech was unveiled at E3 last year and is currently available to the public for free in Eve...

Player Studio wants you to forge the next badass
Matt Higby doesn't know what the future of his game may hold, and he's frankly OK with that. We prodded him with questions about Player Studio, the new marketplace we've blogged about before where gamers can upload...


SOE Live: Tour PlanetSide 2's Hossin in a video interview

Look for it on the PS4 this fall, free as in beer
Aug 02
// Niero Desu
PlanetSide 2 is, without question, a labor of love. Free-to-Play shooters shouldn't look this good or function this well, and yet every time I see these hundred-man battles play out in front of me I'm somehow always still su...

SOE Live: Three things about DCUO's new DLC 8 (video)

Here's what's exciting to the guys behind the game
Aug 02
// Niero Desu
There's so much coming to DC Universe Online -- check out these huge environments just announced minutes ago. One of my favorite parts of the job is meeting the people behind these incredible games face to face. Its one...

SOE Live: DC Universe Online: Sons of Trigon gets sinful

Each son represents a sin, will drag you into Gotham hell
Aug 02
// Niero Desu
The DC Universe Online keynote is streaming right now, so go catch it! Members of the press spent some time with the new content yesterday, an effort described by creative director Jens Anderson as "their best-looking DLC yet...

SOE Live: Here's what EverQuest Next sounds like

Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule gives us a taste
Aug 02
// Niero Desu
During last night's SOE Live keynote, president John Smedley gave the gossip-starved EverQuest fans one dangling carrot: an early taste of the game's musical score and some face time with legendary musical composer Jeremy So...

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