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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: 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...

 
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Jim Sterling Patreon

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

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, ad-free, supp...

 
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Code Giveaway: Grab an energy boost in Terra Battle

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 downloads, which ...

 
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Why Penis Why

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

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 accustomed to the new a...

 
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Where are they now?

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

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 definitely punched each ...

 
TGS booth babes
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!   read

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Mr Destructoid

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

Hey new guy, did you know that Destructoid was founded just to get me into E3? No, seriously.

 
Holy Acquisition Batman
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 ...   read

DTOID Party
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.    read

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[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...   read

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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...   read

Halloween sale
Want some cheap Halloween-flavored games? How about a free one? Our friends at GOG.com 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...   read

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Zombie Studios

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army

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 a distinctive a...

 
Free game
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...   read

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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