Destructoid has an awesome fucking community. Whether we're chatting it up online, gaming together during the week, or meeting up and grabbing a beer on the weekend, there's always something going on worthy of note.
In that spirit, we on the Dtoid Community Team have thrown together this monthly round-up of everything happening in and around the community! We'll scour the cblogs and forums for awesome posts, recap our latest community playdates, highlight community podcasts, and give you the low-down on any NARPs you may have missed.
Fun? FUN! Now hit the jump to see what happened in September!
Most notably, this was probably the best month for Promoted Bogs we've had in as long as I can remember! Between the homages you paid to videogame's superfans and the father of the Game Boy, three wonderful PAX blogs, and more, eleven of you had your hard work rewarded with front page treatment this month (that's one every 2.72727272727 days)! So give yourselves some hearty slaps on the back for a job well done!
We also saw seven new episodes of some of the best Dtoid Community Podcasts in September from the cool guys and gals over at the Secret Moon Base, ZeroCoolPodcast, and TheFilterPodcast! If you aren't listening to these talented groups of Dtoiders every week, your ears are missing out!
On top of all this, we on the community team launched a new weekly Community Blog Roundup feature this month, where we build upon the hard work being done by the dedicated Dtoiders on the CblogRecaps crew and highlight notable community blogs on the front page. Just because your blog didn't get promoted doesn't mean it doesn't deserve an honorable mention, after all!
As awesome as all that was, after all's said and done I think my personal favorite blog for September had to be LogicallyDashing's interview of Dtoid founder Niero. Be sure to check it out for a peek behind our robot overlord's sexy curtain! And be sure to keep up the great work in October, everyone!
Game threads, we have them! The Resident Evil 6 demo recently came out, and popular opinion in the Forums seems to be that Capcom has infected the game with the "meh" virus.
The Forums edition of Werewolf is still going strong. What better way to convince yourself that everyone is out to kill you than to play a game where everyone is, in fact, out to kill you? (Except the people that are totally not werewolves, totally?)
If backstabbing and deduction aren't your thing then there is always Dtoid's classic Horror thread where you can talk about all your favorite slasher flicks, scary stories, and things that go bump in the night.
PAX, the time of year when a young man's fancy turns to love. This year was an absolute blast. Or, at least I was blasted. I was there all of a day-and-a-half, and half of that I was blacked out. From what I hear though, a great time was had by all, and no one got pregnant.
What I was present for was awesome enough that it kept me awake for over 30 hours and drinking for 18 of those. I know you scoundrels: you kept it up like that all weekend. My night disappeared sometime after I was doing shots with some blonde British girl. Next thing I knew I woke up on someone's couch something like 15 blocks away. I'd lost my hat, my keys, and my dignity, but damned if I didn't have a good time.
Unsurprisingly, all of this month's NARPage revolved around PAX. People crashing other members' residences tends to happen when a ton of Dtoiders end up in one place. A perfect example of this hospitality can be seen from knutaf, who had people at his house for most of the week. He was even nice enough to not yell at me when I was making a mess shotgunning beers on his patio. At like noon.
IcarusKills had people over for fun in the sun on his rooftop! Amazingly, no one fell to their death. I think. I wasn't there and people can keep secrets very well when death is involved. Anyway, you can check out some pictures of that and many more in this awesome photo blog from Meanderbot.
A pre-PAX grill-stravaganza was had by Panamusica. He invited pretty much everybody to stop by his place before PAX on Thursday afternoon for food and frosty beverages. Let me tell you, that guy can grill. He and his family were amazingly hospitable to all that showed up. Also, you may have seen him as the Mr. Destructoid with the young son that was present during the panel and saw that sneak peak video when he probably should have. Sadly, I can't find any pictures of the cookout, but here's Panamusica(right) and Mr. Gobbldigook brofisting, apparently about 9 drinks past sobriety.
All in all it was an amazing weekend. But hey, at this point do we really expect any less from Destructoid?
Here's what I know about the future, aside from the fact that my sex life is just going to go downhill since I hit 30. Right now Panamusica and Mr. Gobbldigook are planning a Destructoid Thanksgiving! You might want to check this out if you live in the Pacific Northwest. Provided I don't get stuck dealing with scabby meth addicts at my day job, I will definitely be there!
Planning NARPs in the future? Know of any events you think should get mentioned? Let me know!
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if you’re reading this you are probably aware of our crazy system of Community Playdates. If for some reason you’re deathly allergic to playing with your fellow Dtoiders you better ready your EpiPen as I’m about to blast you with so much second-hand fun you’ll end up in the hospital.
Every week throughout September we’ve hosted two glorious meetings a week: Team Fortress 2sdays and Friday Night Fights. Taking place on our “fancy-as-hell server machine” on Tuesday nights, we’ve developed quite the little Team Fortress 2 community. You’ll have to check it out. On Friday nights different community members offer to host some of their favorite games and make them open to join by the community. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS, PC -- it’s a bit like having an internet-wide block party every single week.
Try not to get murdered.
Welcome, Bienvenue, Wilkommen, Bienvenido. (For the Americans amongst us, that's just the same word four times.)
Speaking of Dan, he also participated in the Adventure Time Game Jam with Dtoid's own Jake Clarke and Justice, so if that's your thing, give it a try and let them know what you think.
This year's activities saw us attending an obscene amount of developer sessions and playing the odd game here and there. Mainly Luftrausers, which I am moderately good at. We also abducted Vlambeer's Rami Ismail for the weekend and gorged ourselves on pizza. Outside of the expo, we caught a showing ofLooper (you should watch it), attended the StickTwiddler's afterparty in aid of SpecialEffect (you should support them), and drank cocktails (you should join us next time). The awfully talented AceFlibble has already uploaded his photos from the expo, putting mine to shame in both quality and turnaround time. Jerk!
And that's it for September! Got any ideas for making this feature better? Please sound off in the comments!
Until next month <3