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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

Jonathan Holmes

"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...

Gods will be watching Sup Holmes today with Jordi de Paco

Brittany Vincent
Associate Editor

Can't play witcha, I been busy workin', baby. Brittany Vincent is an accomplished video game and freelance entertainment writer whose work has been featured in esteemed publications and o...

Review: Story of Seasons

Jordan Devore
Managing 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...

Chip's Challenge and its long-lost sequel are coming to Steam in May

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! ---------...

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the craziest One Piece game yet

Cblog Manager / Specimen

I am the Community Blog Manager for Destructoid. I am also the resident Resplendent Black Grandmother. My mind is broken glass and my heart is swollen and corpulent, like a cheeto left in a pud...

Occams Thoughts: Mortal Kombat DLC Characters

Mike Martin
Community Play Manager

Formerly know as PhilKenSebben. He is now 33 and old. He probably hates you as well (He's lying about that). He used to run The Low(er) Tier, he podcasted (and is now on Fapcast, led by StriderHo...

Friday Night Fights - Na Na Na Na Na, Batfleck!

Former Community Manager

Hi! I used to be Dtoid's community manager, but now I'm just like you! I look like this: I like Mountain Dew and . Ooh, and boners, too! Here are some pictures drawn for me by fellow Dtoiders...

10 NEW things about mrandydixon (also, ask me anything!)

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 spelli...

Party with Destructoid at EGX Rezzed!

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^)

The new retro: Japanese mystery Back In 1995 looks like a PS1 game

Cblog Co-Manager / Ism

Cblog Co-manager responsible for duties such as inspiration and sarcastic tough love, Wednesday cblog recapper, host of the Cblog Fapcast, Nintendo FNF host, and amateur fighting game sommelier....

Bloggers Wanted: April Fools

Associate Editors & Contributors

Alessandro Fillari

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...

The original Kickstarter game, High Strangeness, is set for release on May 6

Alissa McAloon

Alissa has been aggressively lurking Destructoid's community events for years. She hates cold pizza, loves Bidoof, and sometimes finds time for video games.

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's cast is dressed to impress in this new trailer

Amber Hunt

I review boxes and the things inside them. I also enjoy lots of coffee and have vegan superpowers. Kinda mad, kinda sane. You decide.

Amber's Unboxing Series: Loot Crate for February

Anna Anthropy
Guest Editorialist

Captain of my own destiny: Micro-goals and player liberty

Anthony Burch

Lots of games are morally bankrupt, we get it

Ben Davis

Ben, a.k.a. bbain, has been a member of the Dtoid community since 2009. He enjoys the happier things in life, like whales, Katamari Damacy, sweet potatoes, and cartoons. The first game he ever ...

Soapstone app lets you leave Dark Souls messages in real life

Brett Makedonski
Associate Editor

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

There can be only one Phil at Microsoft, Spencer Highlanders Harrison (probably)

Brett Zeidler

Destructoid's Resident Baby/Super Contributor. Musician. Computer Science Student. Panda, corgi, burrito, iced tea enthusiast. Praise Yeezus.

The Halo 5 early access beta left me pleasantly surprised

Caitlin Cooke

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?"

Devolver Digital Dtoid Live Stream: VOTE for your favorite!

Claire Sharkey

I'm just a radioactive ghetto bear who would steal your grandmothers teeth to have a Knights of the Old Republic 3 game made. If you want to get in touch via email hit me up at

London's greatest gaming hangouts

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.)

Conrad Zimmerman

An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast () and str...

Jamestown+ on PS4 is the best colonial era shooter yet

Darren Nakamura
Associate Editor

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...

New StreetPass game Ultimate Angler gets dark for a brief moment


Game and tech deals at . Plus Pizza. Mmm... Pizza.

Valkyria Chronicles PC port drops to $5 for weekend

Dtoid Staff

Nintendo's NX console could be a phone, a dud, or a return to form

Elliot Gay

Elliot Gay lives in Japan and spends most of his time writing about Japanese pop culture for He can also be found writing about men in suits on occasion as well.

What's new in God Eater 2: Rage Burst?

Hiroko Yamamura

I am Hiroko, yes I am a ninja

Viz gets more anime onto your Xbox 360

Its About To Get Gay In Here

Stripper with a heart of fools gold. Come for the funny, stay for the come.

Nation’s Goodwill Stores Prepare For Massive Influx of Plastic Instruments

Jason Faulkner

I try to live my life like Big Boss, one cigar at a time. Kept you waiting, huh?

La-Mulana EX is nirvana for punishing game enthusiasts

Jed Whitaker
Beard buddy

Hello there! I'm Jed. I've been "in the gaming journalism industry" sort of, kind of, for some time. Be it here in the cblogs, Tomodom (a site I made for underrepresented voices in games journa...

CBLOG EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Destructoid Weekly Wrapup Pilot Episode

Joe Parlock

When not searching the world for the ideal husbands, Joe Parlock's probably writing about games or something daft like that. Rabid news hound for Destructoid, and also a Managing Editor at Indi...

The new iOS update killed Spiderweb Software's iPad Games for good

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.

Star Trek Online resorts to time travel to boost recruitment in April

Kyle MacGregor
Associate Editor

A boy on the Internet. cadtalfryn

Take a closer look at the gorgeous Star Ocean 5

Laura Kate Dale
UK Editor

Laura’s gaming journey began in the 90′s when she was given a SNES by her older brother with Mario paint. From that day video games were all she thought about day or night, be it playing th...

Modder allows you to devastate as NPCs in Mortal Kombat X

Mike Cosimano

Hi, I'm Mike! I live in California but was born in Buffalo! Likes: Transformers, sick (as in good) hamburgers, long walks on a cold beach, surface-to-air missiles.

We got a first look at gameplay from the new Star Wars Battlefront

Nic Rowen

Nic (formerly known as Wrenchfarm) has been an active member of the Dtoid community since 2010. After toiling away in the Cblog mines and Recap Team workhouse for years, he made the jump and bec...

Wayne Brady will rip out your spine in MK X

Obscure Video Games

weird old games that most people have forgotten about.

Obscure Video Games: Combat Queen

Patrick Hancock

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...

How to make Ryu an interesting character in Super Smash Bros.

Patrick Lindsey
Guest Editorialist

Patrick Lindsey is a Boston-based game writer and critic. He enjoys talking about narrative constructions in game design in general and first-person shooters in particular. You can find informati...

Depression Quest co-creator looks for what's hidden in Disorder

Rob Morrow

Street Samurai. Incurable Nerd. PC Hardware Enthusiast. Cat Collector. Southern Gentleman. Not necessarily in this order.

Watch Bunnylord f@%k s*#t up in Not A Hero

Robert Summa

I used to be World Famous ...

Summa Streams: Tropico 5 on PS4

Stephen Turner

Steve, Stevil, Asshat. It's all good. Master of the Werner Herzog impression. What's a Twitter? Thanks for reading!

Uncanny Valley '101 Trailer' shows us the gory joys of working the night shift

Steven Spohn

Featured on CNN, NBC, and others as a technology expert, award-winning author Steven Spohn serves as AbleGamers Chief Operations Officer. In his day job, Steven manages the world's largest chari...

The Badger
Guest Op Ed

I could be anybody.

Guest Op/Ed: The real sources of unethical videogame journalism

Tony Ponce

(Decommissioned) Super Fighting Robot

Review: Jump'N'Shoot Attack

Vikki Blake

Vikki is a freelance games writer with a penchant for Yorkshire Tea, CAPLOCKS and outrageously unfashionable music. She probably knows more about Silent Hill than you do. No, really.

Harmonix says 'don't throw away your old Guitar Hero controllers'

Engineering Team

Papa Niero

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...

To all the ladies in the place with style and grace

Chief Technology Officer

Destructoid co-founder. Miami

Test blog

Senior Developer

The pimpest Destructoid Engineer. Pimpest!

Awesome Updates for CBlogs & Design Update!

James Sanders
Senior Developer