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10:00 AM on 03.18.2013

Be Jim Sterling in the Zpocalypse board game

Greenbrier Games' Kickstarted undead board game expansion, Zpocalypse Aftermath, is heading to stores around December time of this year. An expansion to the main Zpocalypse game, Aftermath adds new content -- including a play...

Jim Sterling



Half of Destructoid's readers block our ads. Now what? photo
Half of Destructoid's readers block our ads. Now what?
by Niero Gonzalez

[Webmaster Dojo is a column where I share my experiences running Destructoid, one of the last sites not owned by a media conglomerate or venture capital velociraptor. I'll sling exotic coffee bean water to keep servers on.]

Relax. We're still friends.

Last month, I learned that the primary way we support Destructoid was quickly shrinking due to a browser plug-in: the ad-blocker. On the bright side, it brought some closure on why our ad checks never quite kept up with perky site traffic or growing bandwidth bills.

No, I'm not going to chainsaw your face for installing an ad-blocker. Chances are, though, you understand that blocking ads denies us some coffers and you probably feel a little bad about it, but all ads intrinsically annoy you. That's okay. Still, it is enough for me to say that it's a problem facing my site and other sites like it, and a few weeks ago, I started to appeal to readers to whitelist us -- that mostly failed.

Is asking for nickels the best way to future-proof a gaming site?

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5:18 PM on 02.27.2013

Free DLC: Download a new Dtoid quest in Etrian Odyssey IV

How are you liking Etrian Odyssey IV so far? I've talked to several of you and it seems that everyone is digging it. Some have asked for gameplay tips, so here they are. For now, Destructoid has an exclusive quest in Etrian O...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 02.27.2013

Quit your job and host videogame parties for a living

Want a job in videogames, but suck at writing and design? How are your partying skills?  If you (or a group of friends) are looking to turn your gaming hobby into a business, I'd like you to consider GameWars Franchise ...

Niero Gonzalez

1:00 PM on 01.02.2013

Destructoid Live! panel at MAGFest this weekend

Are you going to MAGFest this weekend? You should. We gave you five very good reasons to go. The music alone should be good enough, and bonuses like table flipping should round out what's sure to be an incredible weekend.&nbs...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 01.01.2013

Happy New Year 2013!

As we kick off this new year, I would like to personally thank everyone reading this for supporting Destructoid this past year. You readers are a constant source of inspiration for the staff here, and it means so much to us t...

Dale North





8:30 AM on 11.20.2012

Party today with Dtoid, Intel & TigerDirect in Miami

TigerDirect's annual PC race for charity is back, and it kicks off with a killer party! Destructoid is returning to Miami for this special event co-hosted by Intel, and if you're reading this you're invited! Grab your golden ...

Niero Gonzalez



The winner of our Persona 4 Golden Premium dance contest photo
The winner of our Persona 4 Golden Premium dance contest
by Dale North

First off, you all made my week. I loved ALL of the entries for our Persona 4 Golden Premium Edition dance contest. So many great videos! I wish we had more than one prize to give. Thanks so much to all that entered!

But, as we said earlier, there were only 10,000 of these Premium Editions made, which means they're already pretty hard to come by.

Our winner was absolutely shameless in his dancing. He doesn't necessarily have 'moves,' but somehow he still nailed many of the orignal opening's dances. Levito, you are a superstar, and our winner. I hope the whole world sees your video. The Kanji section kills me every time.

Ah, but so many of these were so great. Sooooo great.

Shadowfox, you really can move! Atashi, so cute!!! SiriusK, thanks for busting out of club to make your vid. Crystalking18, I laughed really hard. SillyReaper, fantastic effort -- it was like a music video! TheBigSpoon: you are amazing. WKG, you say you can't dance, but you had those moves down. Dels Catt, the multi-can scene had me.

And Josh Paige, you know my weakness. Those spins made me squeal out loud!

Hit the jump to watch more of our entries.

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Last day to enter our Persona 4 Golden dance off contest photo
Last day to enter our Persona 4 Golden dance off contest
by Dale North

[Update: Contest closed! Winner announced here.]

Today is the last day to shake your ass in front of a webcam to win a copy of the Persona 4 Golden Premium Edition for PS Vita. Inspired by the fantastic opening intro song for P4G, our contest has the best dancer nabbing this rare (only 10,000 made) copy. Tomorrow we'll judge all of this week's entries and choose, so if you haven't, enter now.

Even if you don't feel like dancing, you should at least check out the amazing entries in the comments section. SO GOOD. You'll see some good attempts at mimicking the dances from the game's intro movie, complete with trashcan action. Look out for a full Teddie costume, too.  There's even a shameless corgi dancing entry! The corgi spins are so elegant!

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4:00 PM on 11.10.2012

Goodbye, Destructoid

As some of you may or may not have heard, this is officially my last day with Destructoid. Man ... I can barely type that without getting upset. I am starting a new job next week at GolinHarris as a writer for Nintendo. It is...

Chad Concelmo

2:30 PM on 10.31.2012

Dead or Alive 5 costume packs just in time for Halloween

What would Halloween be without sexy costumes? I went into one of those mega-sized Halloween pop-up stores the other day to find that two-thirds of the store was sexy female costumes. They only had crap like 'bloody surgeon' ...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 10.12.2012

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

Webmaster Dojo is an editorial column about my experiences in running a videogame site.  If you enjoy this sort of diatribe, please suggest a topic for my next article in our super-cool new comments system below. Saying ...

Niero Gonzalez

7:00 PM on 10.10.2012

Found a bug on the new site? Have an idea? Drop it here

After literally years of hard work on the part of our crack engineering team, we finally launched the new version of Destructoid today! You've no doubt already been enjoying our new Disqus commenting system and some of the se...

Mr Andy Dixon

10:30 AM on 10.09.2012

How to unlock Destructoid staff in Retro City Rampage

So, by now, you've obviously bought and downloaded Retro City Rampage (or are desperately waiting for it to arrive on your platform) because I made it pretty clear a couple of hours ago that this was a thing you were go...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 08.20.2012

Bloggers Wanted: Conventions

[When we're looking for blogs on a specific topic, we'll put out a Bloggers Wanted call. Check out the blog prompt, write your own response in the Community Blogs ...

Jonathan Ross

3:00 PM on 08.19.2012

The erotic origins of the third Destructoid helmet

As you are undoubtedly aware, there's a new baby in the family. The third generation of Mr. Destructoid has entered into our lives, and you will shower it with all the love and attention that you gave its older brothers. The ...

Tony Ponce