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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

I'm a shark! I am always available for you: hamza[@]destructoid.com Gtalk: CyberneticTigerZ I am also an Associate Editor and it's my goal to always provide you guys with some sort of ente...

SoundSelf is an experience that puts you into a trance

Dale North

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

Soda Drinker Pro goes next-gen

Mari Monzo
Community Manager

I'm a weeaboo Community Manager video game nerd and I'm a huge video game hardware collector. My goal is to someday own every console ever made and have one of the world's largest console m...

Reminder! Destructoid's GDC party is tonight!

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...

Spontaneous pole dancing in The Wolf Among Us

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

Awesomenauts' Penny Fox is a swift assassin, and a ton of fun


I'm 51 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...

The invisibility of the older woman...

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: Summons


I am 31 and I'm getting old. I probably hate you. I run The Low(er) Tier also. We podcast, publish indies and are getting into development. I enjoy watching the weather channel and complaining ab...

Contest Time Bro - Steam Only

Mr Andy Dixon
Community Director

Andy is Dtoid's Community Director, 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 A...

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2014 plans!

Max Scoville
Video Warlock

My name is Max Scoville and I host on Revision3. You are more than welcome to follow me on and I have a of some weird pictures I drew. Here's an embarrassing picture of me from high school:

Tuesday Newsday: PAX East, Titanfall, Evolve, Below & a Sexy Werewolf

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^)

Kero Blaster stars a frog businessman

Associate Editors & Contributors

Aaron Mxy Yost
Forums Admin

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

Forums, we have them: February 2012

Abel Girmay

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

Wolfenstein: The New Order is as middling as I feared

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...

A regular playthough of Wasteland 2 will take about 50 hours

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...

Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder

Audun Sorlie

A Norwegian journalist and published author, specializing in video game music and salami. Having lived in Brazil, United States, and Europe, he has been featured in many magazines around the worl...

London Symphony Orchestra to perform Zelda in July

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...

Contest: Win a Steam code for Luftrausers!

Ben Pack

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

Review: Escape Goat 2

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 ...

Team Fortress 2sdays: Between 2Fort

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.

Dumb Idiot Ideas: The Xbox Tattletale Program

Brett Makedonski

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

Krautscape redefines tactical racing, jumps off cliff

Brett Zeidler

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.

Dustforce feels right at home on the PS Vita and PS3

Brittany Vincent

HAAAY~! 3 I'm Brittany, and I'm the resident creeper, er, community manager over at . I work there to make your experience even more awesome than usual, and If that means , then I shall. Br...

'Nowhere to Run' in new Wolfenstein gameplay trailer

Caitlin Cooke

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

Struggling to survive in This War of Mine

Casey Baker

Casey Baker is passionate about all things video game, and has been this way since very young. His earliest memories involve trying to get E.T. out of a hole. Casey plays nearly all genres of g...

Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew

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...

MAGFest is coming! Here's our panel info!

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. Conrad writes news and produces video content fo...

Development ceased on World of Darkness MMO

Darren Nakamura

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...

Addiction allegory Spate's soundtrack is available now

Elliot Gay

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

Monster Hunter 4 is a fast and ferocious beast

Harry Monogenis

A Brit living in Australia; it's quite hot here. Lasagna tastes good. Glitter looks nice. Sometimes, when no one's looking, I sprinkle glitter on my lasagna.

Free-to-play Warface Xbox 360 beta now available

Ian Bonds

Ian is Dtoid's resident review monkey. If there is a game no one else wants to review, it usually goes to Ian. As a reviewer, Ian has been writing for close to ten years for various sites, starti...

Ecko Unlimited teases sequel to 'Getting Up'

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...

Take a look at the PAX East Diversity Lounge

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.

Review: Strike Vector

Joshua Derocher
PC Contributor

Josh is a PC gamer. He can usually be found flying around in EVE Online. He's been known to enjoy playing role-playing games like Dragon Age: Origins, Skyrim, and Planescape Torment. He starte...

Owners of Mojang's Scrolls can gift a copy to a friend

Kyle MacGregor

Kyle is a contributing editor for Destructoid with a love for all that is bizarre and Japanese in the world. Raised in these here Cblogs, Kyle likes shiny things, long walks on the beach, and...

Review: Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming

Matthew Razak

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...

I hacked a bush in Double Fine's Hack N Slash

Stream Guru

That guy who plays all the games? Yeah, that's me. I am also a live show host on Destructoid's Twitch.TV channel, as well as lover of all things pertaining to video games, beards and sizable behinds.

Live Show: Playing True Crime: Streets of LA

Spencer Hayes
Defender of Dtoid.tv

Nobody really knows what Spencer does. Technically some sort of Community Manager Spencer has also been known to stand in front of cameras and talk to people. Additionally, he's a hot hunk o' man...

Live Show: Remembering Sega's often forgotten Valkyria Chronicles

Tim Sheehy

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

Tom Fronczak

Tom Fronczak is a Founding Editor for both Destructoid and Flixist. Fronz has attended industry events such as CES and E3, but with a degree in 3D graphics hes pursuing a career in game design a...

I just realized I live in Hyrule. Well, Ohyorule.

Engineering Team

Niero Gonzalez

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...

Fullscreen acquires ScrewAttack

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