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destructoid Staff & Contributing Editors




True to our humble beginnings, Destructoid is not made up of (only) journalists; we view ourselves as critics. Our site is a curated, unique mix of editorial voices -- hired primarily from our community. This means you'll see different angles on all topics, which makes for some amusing debate. Get to know our cast of characters:

Managing Editors

Hamza CTZ Aziz
CEO




PlayStation Store has 2-for-1 sale going on this week

Aaron Mxy Yost
Forums Admin


Aaron "Mxy" Yost is an admin for the Dtoid Forums, and hosts/produces the Radio Destructoid podcast with some of the other Dtoid community managers. He also has a dark secret that must never be r...

Forums, we have them: February 2012

Dale North
Editor-In-Chief


I am Destructoid's Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music.

Nintendo's Comic-Con lineup includes Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors

Bill Platt
Community Playdate Manager


I'm the Community Playdate Manager for Destructoid. Looking to play some games with other Dtoiders? Check out the forums and watch the blogs and front page for all of the fun! I guess I'm more ...

Friday Night Fights: It's your Destiny

Jordan Devore
Managing News Editor


Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid, poster of seemingly random cute animal pictures, and tends to be shockingly inoffensive. Drop him a line if you have a pitch, questions related to any...

Hey, let's watch someone clear Metroid Prime in 55 minutes

Chris Carter
Reviews Director


Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ---------...

Sweet looking Mega Man helmets will be at SDCC

Elsa


I'm 52 years old, I'm female, I'm happily married, I'm retired from the work force... and I spend way too much time gaming. I enjoy long walks on the beach, with a gun, sometimes with my husband...

So, you want to be my friend...

Occams electric toothbrush
Cblog Manager / Specimin


So this is my blog. I collect religious art, taxidermy things and play video games old and new. I've been playing video games for over twenty years and for better or worse have begun to develop ...

Occam Thoughts: Youtube

PhilKenSebben


I am now almost 33 and I'm old. I hate you. I used to run The Low(er) Tier. We podcasted (and will again) and got into development. I enjoy nothing. My interests (besides games) are: reading, hik...

I Love: My Dick!

Mr Andy Dixon
Community Manager


Andy is Dtoid's Community Manager, and he's here to serve! Need help getting your blog noticed? Questions about a contest? Trouble with another user? Email him now: andydixon@destructoid.com Ar...

We have 10,000 codes for the Landmark closed beta!

Max Scoville
Video Warlock


I'm Max Scoville, and I'm in charge of making videos for Destructoid. Videos is when you have a camera, but instead of just doing one picture, it does a lot of them, and there's also noises. ...

I'm pumped to dress up Pikachu like a little fancy man

Beccy Caine
European Community Manager


Beccy is the EU Community Manager and has the funny accent to prove it. Her role is to "maintain the European presence on the site", which primarily involves refusing to cater to American spel...

Platformer Narcissus aims to bring back the arcade experience

Steven Hansen
Features Editor


Steven watches anime & sports, buys meat out of trucks, dates a Muppet, and is only good at cooking. He stands before you bereft of solace and well on the road to perdition. (´^ω^)

Toxic League of Legends players facing permanent bans

Associate Editors & Contributors

Abel Girmay
Contributor


Born and raised in Oakland, CA. Avid fan of FPS, RPGs, and Little Caesars Pizza.

Capcom shareholders vote not to block company sale

Alasdair Duncan
PC Contributor


Alasdair Duncan is that bearded, bespectacled Scotsman that covers PC gaming that is not Fraser Brown. A long time Destructoid community member and forum moderator, he covers adventure, puzzle, F...

Turns out actual farmers play Farming Simulator

Alessandro Fillari
Contributor


A San Francisco native, he's an admirer of the city's diverse culture and lifestyle. Prior to joining the staff, he was a contributor and an editor for his college newspaper where he wrote articl...

Crytek UK has stopped work on Homefront: The Revolution

Ben Pack


My name is Ben Pack. I am currently a video person with Destructoid Dot Com maybe you've heard of it?!?

Review: EA Sports UFC

Bill Zoeker
Video Technomancer


I'm a jackass of all trades. I've plugged my brain into net to create info-taining videos about video games for you and your friends to consume with your lovely faces.

Video: Doom's secret QuakeCon reveal may be all we get until 2015

Brett Makedonski
Contributor


Brett will sell you things in a dark alley -- mostly counterfeit watches and kidneys.

New Xbox One advert throws haymakers of inspiration

Brett Zeidler
Contributor


Dtoid's resident baby, Super Contributor, and Engineering QA. Brett Zeidler of the Internet is also a musician, co-host of Weekend Escape on Dtoid.TV, panda aficionado, and CS student. Buttz.

Amazon sending out $10 off coupons for PlayStation TV pre-orders

Brittany Vincent


I'm Brittany, but you can call me Queen Bee. Brittany Vincent is an accomplished video game and freelance entertainment writer whose work has been featured in esteemed publications and onl...

Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English

Caitlin Cooke
Contributor


Dtoid's sporadic review, preview and features writer. Sometimes I am in videos or on Podtoid! "Without the looming consequence of death, is this even science?"

Podtoid 286: Dreams of Island Dictatorship

Conor Elsea
US Community Manager


Newly crowned U.S. Community Manager, Conor has been working with the community since shortly after PAX East '10, where he drunkenly told an editor he wanted to be "more active, man" over and ove...

10 Things you didn't know about Conor/Jon Bloodspray (11. I'm a badge whore.)

Darren Nakamura
Contributor


Darren is a scientist and an educator by day, and a writer and reviewer by night. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in indepen...

Review: Squids Odyssey

GRIMECRAFT


Destructoid's personal DJ

Weekend Playlist: Summer Jams

Jonathan Holmes
Site Mascot


"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...

This fake Choir Kids trailer for Smash Bros. 4 is a scream

Jonathan Ross
Associate Editor


Jonathan is one of Destructoid's resident PC gamers, although he plays the occasional console game here and there. Chrono Trigger is the best game ever created.

SaltyTeemo is my new favorite Twitch.tv stream

Josh Tolentino
Random Asian Contributor


When he's not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh serves as News Editor for Destructoid's sister site, . Go there for the best in anime, manga, and cool news from Glorious Nippon.

Freaking Meatbags is tower defense with a unique style

Kyle MacGregor
Contributor


Kyle is a contributing editor for Destructoid. His work has been featured in the Kumquat Baseball web log and the men's room at Boheme Wine Bar. cadtalfryn

Bungie shuts down Destiny beta for a couple days

Matthew Razak
Contributor


Monday reviews aren't on Monday. It's old school, trust me. OK, so I've been and editor for a while now. I probably should fill this part in a bit more fully. I've been here a while. In most a...

Review: Wii Fit U

Patrick Hancock
PC Contributor


Watching and playing competitive games like Dota and StarCraft take up most of his time. His three favorite non-video game things in the world are space, dinosaurs, and puppets. So if there we...

The biggest esports tournament in history continues

Tim Sheehy
Contributor


Tim is a contributor for Destructoid and the Editor-in-Chief of Japanator. Also, he makes rad game music.

FIFA 14 adds layers of realism to the pitch

Engineering Team

Niero Gonzalez
Founder


Hi, I started Destructoid. Ever heard of it? Destructoid used to be my tiny personal blog on the web, and now it's grown into this crazy monstrosity of a gaming community. Needless to say, I...

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

Tom
Chief Technology Officer


Destructoid co-founder. Miami

Test blog

Kuroir
Senior Developer


The pimpest Destructoid Engineer. Pimpest!

Awesome Updates for CBlogs & Design Update!

James Sanders
Senior Developer






JJZ
Analyst