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6:30 PM on 04.02.2013

Mega64 beats the sh*t out of one another

I haven't played Hotline Miami yet. I haven't played many games yet. I'm so buried in backlog that I wonder if it's even worth buying anything new when I barely even touch the stuff I do buy. But that's a discussion for anot...

Tony Ponce


5:30 PM on 01.13.2010

Miami people: Screw the Superbowl, go to Community Vibes 5 instead!

Miami residents, it's almost that time once again! Gamertag Radio is celebrating their fifth year anniversary and all are welcomed to join them at the Community Vibes 5 party. There's going to be tournaments for games such a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Public Access Destructoid: How Game Juice is makedt photo
Public Access Destructoid: How Game Juice is makedt
by Niero Gonzalez

This week in Public Access Destructoid we have a very special show for you today, ladies and gentlemens.  We sent Jon Carnage to learn how to squeeze juice from used video games in a real life factory!

Mr. Rosenberg's company has been working on the Game Juice since the 1800's, spending a fortune testing the flavor and color at LAN centers and his estranged family. We like Mr. Rosenberg because he's very crazy excited about juices, using lasers to make grips on his bottles, and he said to tell you that he wants to put it in you, too. Get it at Spencer's Gifts next time you are trapped inside the shopping mall or check out their webs.

We've got a giant case of Game Juice to give away but not for you maybe!  I'm sorry cousin, but it would cost a billion dollars to ship these things to your people's arctic village.  The contest is open to South Florida Dtoid residents only.  We'll pick a people randomly tomorrow: Just call the number in the comments to say BRING ME DA JUICE and Mr. Destructoid come to your door like a sexy milk man and hand-deliver it for your family.  The contest ends in 24 hours - good luck!

NAACP disclosure: Destructoid was not paid to endorse this product but Matt let Jon, Rey, and I drink a f*ckton of it despite getting there late.  It has energy fuel cells in it, so I haven't slept since Friday. Taurine also helps cats maintain healthy vision. Special thanks to the sweaty men of the American Beverage Depot.  No thanks to the truck that splashed mud on my car.

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12:50 AM on 11.20.2009

Join Destructoid at the University of Miami's Launchpad

Who wants to play an altered reality RTS about sustainable publishing processes called Destructoid?  I'll be at the University of Miami's Launch Pad event today at 4 PM trying to explain whatever it is I do here. I'm alm...

Niero Gonzalez

7:00 PM on 10.20.2009

Florida peoples: Come to Infinite Bits to play weird shit

Shameless self-promotion: I'm hosting a Weird Games Panel at Infinite Bits, Miami's biggest video game convention.  We'll kick things off on Friday, 6 PM at the Doubletree near the airport but the convention runs all wee...

Niero Gonzalez

1:40 PM on 05.15.2009

Miami's biggest gaming party is tonight! GameNarp.com

If you're in South Florida and missed the last one, here's your chance to redeem yourself! Destructoid and friends are hosting our next gaming event TONIGHT at Florida International University South Campus with more tournamen...

Niero Gonzalez

7:30 PM on 03.17.2009

Infinite Bits convention gets dated, Destructoid will be there

Infinite Bits dates are confirmed. Miami’s premiere (and first) large-scale consumer-oriented videogame convention is taking place on October 23 through 25 at the Doubletree Miami Mart Hotel Convention Center. If you wa...

Brad Nicholson

3:20 PM on 03.06.2009

Near Miami? Come jog with Mr. Destructoid for a good cause

Attention, South Florida geeks! Pry yourself from your computer and put on your neon spandex. Destructoid.com invites you to join Miami's biggest video game community in person (for once) as we raise money for the Mount Sinai...

Niero Gonzalez

2:20 PM on 02.27.2009

Booze, Music & Video Games, it's Community Vibes 4!

Last week, our good friends of Gamer Tag Radio had their fourth annual Community Vibes party at Club Ecco in downtown Miami. With camera in hand, I joined Mr. Destructoid and our posse of misfits and we totally "held it ...

R3Y GUTI3RR3Z

3:46 PM on 02.21.2009

Live Stream: Community Vibes IV, downtown Miami

Look, I drink! Gamertag Radio is celebrating four years of podcasting for and by the Xbox 360 community at Club Ecco in downtown Miami (1st ave, 1st street, park anywhere) and we're crashing it with a bullhorn and $200 one-m...

Niero Gonzalez

9:00 AM on 02.19.2009

Are you in/near Miami? Don't make plans for Saturday! Community Vibes IV is it!

 Tell your parents you're busy.  Tell your girlfriend she either needs to get into this videogame thing or you're going to punch her in the ovaries. Community Vibes IV is happening this weekend at Club Ecco, a gorge...

Niero Gonzalez





5:00 PM on 02.06.2009

Not your typical gaming party: First look at GTR's Community Vibes IV venue

Godfree, I'm speechless. You've outdone yourself. This is ridiculous.Gamertag Radio invited us for a sneak peek at the venue for Community Vibes IV inside the unopened Club Ecco, an uber-swank "pizzateca" lounge tha...

Niero Gonzalez

3:00 PM on 01.09.2009

Destructoid & Friends gaming calendar - Florida & Texas edition

Our dream of waking up the East Coast to gaming lives on, as Destructoid and various Florida-based gaming companies invite you tournaments, meet-ups, and parties sure to be more fun than your deaf cousin's ice sculpture-theme...

Niero Gonzalez

2:01 PM on 10.06.2008

Destructoid & friends South Florida event calendar

A gamer meetup calendar in South Florida?  Bwahaha! Madness! Seriously -- growing up as a gamer in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area sucked royal nads because, with the exception of the Nintendo World Tour of 1992, nobody e...

Niero Gonzalez

6:06 PM on 10.01.2008

Ditch your girlfriend this weekend and come play 360 with us in Ft Lauderdale

Are you in the South Florida area this weekend? Do you usually spend your Saturdays drooling on your sofa as your pets quietly supervise your gaming activities? This weekend can change everything! Bring your unwashed corpse a...

Niero Gonzalez

12:30 PM on 05.08.2007

Jack Thompson sues Florida Bar and Supreme Court, faces 91 day disbarment

Everyone's favorite video game lawyer is apparently being considered for a temporary disbarment by the Florida Bar Association. As you've heard he's been on a bit of a legal warpath lately with the local powers t...

Niero Gonzalez

5:13 PM on 03.15.2007

Destructoid turns one

Destructoid.com is officially one year old tomorrow. I also turn 29 tomorrow. Heh, yes ... I actually launched the site on my birthday because proper geeks are busy on their computers on their birthdays. My plans? I'm going t...

Niero Gonzalez



Network news: concert tickets on Dtoid
by Niero Gonzalez

If I may distract you from the gaming goodness, I'd like to point you to our sister site's giveaway for free tickets to the sold-out Miami B-Live concert on March 17. We have 250 tickets to give away in two weeks, so if you want a pair, your odds are looking pretty damn good right now. The concert will feature Paul Oakenfold, Camp Freddy, DJ AM, Mark McGraph, Dave Navarro, and some other whipper snappers. Most of the crew from MiamiNights and Destructoid will be there, so come down and party with us. Good times, good times.

So! If you're in South Florida or know somebody that might be interested, please send them our way. The invitations are beautifully tucked away in a nest-like swarm of shiny black envelopes that are consuming way too much real estate on the table we typically put the donuts on. Your assistance in resoling this grave and pressing issue is appreciated. Thanks and now back to our regularly scheduled heavy breathing and snark.

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6:12 PM on 03.02.2007

Friday Robot Intermission, Also, shirts, GDC, SXSW, and Dtoid 1 year anniversary

Friday. Happy hour. Lights out. Go tell your boss to shove it and that you're not working next week because you're taking a spontaneous trip to San Francisco to party with us. Summa, Ron, Colette, Nex, Dyson, and the ...

Niero Gonzalez

1:47 PM on 11.18.2006

Miami PlayStation 3 camping part 2: Midtown Circuit City and Target

 Represenin' 305! Too lazy to fix my daylight savings time and half asleep, barely coherent, and talking into the camera I found myself driving and running around the brand new (and yet still filthy) Circuit City and...

Niero Gonzalez

2:36 AM on 11.12.2006

South Beach Wii Event - The Video

 So what did Wii do all day? We played the Wii! The games available at the Saturday Miami Wii event were Wii Sports, Warioware, Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Excite Truck (plus various videos of other games on a DVD loop...

Niero Gonzalez

10:33 PM on 11.11.2006

Bienvenidos a la Penthouse de Mario

As we had mentioned in our previous post, today's Nintendo Wii event on Miami Beach was to offer the hispanic press an opportunity to play with the system and report back to their viewers. Thus, the entire show was in Spa...

Niero Gonzalez







Wii were on South Beach all day! photo
Wii were on South Beach all day!
by Niero Gonzalez

Nintendo held a press conference today on world famous Ocean Drive in Miami today (aka tourist trap) at the swanky Penthouse suite of the Tides Hotel to give the Hispanic press and local celebrities a chance to play the Wii hands on. Here's the awesome part -- everybody brought their kids too, it was more like an all-out party than a press event. We met with Mario, spent some time with the (hawwwwwwwt!!!) anchors from Univision, the (equally hawwwwwwt!!!) PR people, and took tons of pictures and videos of the event.  We also spent a lot of time playing Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii and will give you some impressions on that.  Stay tuned tonight as we pump all of this through our FireWire, through the interweb tubes, and into your homes.

Wii Swag

And what's this?  We also scored some sw33t Nintendo schwag which I shall not be parting with ;)  The bag included a 64meg Wii-branded memory stick with tons of video footage from the games (press kit), the Wii badge from the picture above, a water bottle, a sweet Wii travel bag, and a squishy Wii Sports bowling pin (for stress relief/self defense).  Tons more coming - stay tuned!

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