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E3 2014: From the perspective of a Shark

Iím writing this on my flight down to Los Angeles for E3 right now. Iím excited. Itís nice knowing that events like this can still make me excited eight years into this career. Though itís an eve...   more



What's going on behind the scenes

I'm going to focus on E3, as really our inboxes are just flooded with all things E3. Dale and I are splitting duties, he's focused on getting all the appointments in order while I manage and prep...   more



On Twitch

Why we're shutting down our Twitch efforts as you've known it? Because we couldn't afford it any longer. Since day one, the amount of money we put into Twitch has always been more than we've ever...   more



How I get exclusives for Destructoid

XKUkC3c4TCo See this people? YOU SEE WHAT I HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO GET YOU EXCLUSIVES?! For context, the guy feeding me is Nigel Lowrie of Devolver Digital and we were goofing off waiting for s...   more



Hi, I'm the CEO of Destructoid - AMA

Hi. So, uh, what's new? Lot's have changed around here, huh? Like, I'm the CEO of this company now. What the fuck is up with that? What's the best way I can say this? My life has been just bon...   more



F2P game nights EVERY night

There are a ton of great free 2 play games out on the market now, so it's easier than ever to play with others. So what do you think of doing nightly F2P game nights? We have Team Fortress 2sdays...   more

F2P game nights EVERY night


My top 10 games of 2012

It's funny being in this business. Ask anyone and you'll find out that most people end up talking about videogames more than they actually play them. Usually that's been the case with me, but thi...   more

My top 10 games of 2012


Did you know my name means I'm The God of Sex?

Everything makes so much sense now. So so so much sense. Tonight on Twitter The examples of how to use my name in a sentence are equally priceless: Girl 1: Holy fucking shit Hamza is the best...   more



I am the king of journalisms

http://youtu.be/hHz7SINF7vw We get a LOT of stuff sent to us on a regular basis. Here's what I've gotten in the last week and a half alone.   more



Trading NES games for pizzas

Story time! Iím at home, watching TV with my mom and a Papa Johns ad just reminded me of a funny period where I was trading NES game for pizzas at work. Years ago, my dad and uncle owned a game ...   more



The answers to the Destructoid Retrolympics!

Hey, everyone! If you havenít taken the Retrolympics quiz on the front page of Destructoid, stop reading this right now. I mean, you can read a further ... but stop before you get to the part ...   more



Here's a truckload of (possibly) usable game codes

A long time ago, I posted a C Blog where I dumped a ton of game codes sitting in my inbox. Now I'm doing it again! Most of these codes were supposed to be given out during contests. But get this,...   more



I have a theme song! It's called Shark Dick Punch

So the amazing AlphaDeus made songs about the staff and various community members at Destructoid. I can't believe I can say I have a theme song now. How cool is that?! The song AlphaDeus made for...   more



My favorite videogame trailers of 2012, so far

Yesterday I spent most of my day looking back at Destructoid's content that went up while I was away in Europe for a month. Partly to just see everything that happened and partly to keep better t...   more

My favorite videogame trailers of 2012, so far


Community request: Show us how sad SOPA/PIPA makes you feel

SOPA and PIPA are really bad. Like really really really bad. Sites like Destructoid, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia and so many community minded sites will be gone for good. EVERY entertai...   more



MAGFest 2012: Pre-party fun times

OKAY! We're all drunk, it's great. Of course it's great. It's the Dtoid Community getting together at a convention for the sole purpose of getting drunk and maybe MAYBE playing some videogames....   more



ILU PAX

I don't even know where to start, you guys. I meet so many people, did so many things that I just don't even know. Thank you to Carol who put me up at her place Wednesday night, made cookies ...   more



Who the hell are all these new faces?!

So yeah, lots of new faces right? I'm sure you've all noticed ... or haven't because you just go straight to the C Blogs (which is cool!) We've brought on a lot of new people for a variety of r...   more



Video of the panel I did at PAX East

Remember that panel I talked ? Well here's the video of it. I barely remember saying any of it, even five minutes after the panel was over. Many thanks to Derek Nolan of for letting me be a p...   more



Killzone inspired Destructoid shirt!

Hi! I suck! I've been very much in the shadows as of late and I hate that fact. After E3 I'm hoping to drop a majority of my editorial duties so I can refocus on what I love the most: The commu...   more



COMMUNITY HELP NEEDED! E3 2011 Predictions!

In the past two years, I have asked for your help in providing some yes/no questions to help with our annual E3 predictions post. And, boy, you never disappoint. (THATíS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL AMA...   more



New way of giving out contest prizes

Normally when we do contests on the site, prizes will default to a random person if a winner doesn't get back to us in the allotted time (five days). Starting NOW, instead of defaulting to some...   more



My portion of the Online Gaming Communities and "Real Life" Relationships panel

At PAX East 2011 this past weekend, I joined Derek Nolan of on his long running panel, Online Gaming Communities and "Real Life" Relationships. I got to speak about my personal history as well a...   more



This is how to not suck at Community Blogging

So for awhile now, I've been noticing a ton of one sentence blogs popping up. Hell, the post right under this one sentence of nonsense.To all those people I say *ah-hem* YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG. ...   more



Code free-for-all!

Half way into 2010, I realized there's probably a ton of unused codes that I've sent off to readers. You'd be amazed at how many people enter Dtoid contests and then never check their e-mails to ...   more

Code free-for-all!


Merry Christmas! Here's the PAX East 2011 Group info!

Planning on going to PAX East 2011? Then join up in our Google Group where we'll plan out things such as hotels, bars to crash and whatever else Boston can provide! Check it https://groups.goog...   more

Merry Christmas! Here's the PAX East 2011 Group info!


Dear Corduroy Turtle

This happened. Yeah, it's late. Whatever, I just saw it you fucks. XOXO   more



*Brofist*

*Brofists* to CrimeMinister for being the new official Intern Bitch. *Brofists* to Magnalon, Uber Mashu, Rabite, Aurvant, Xzyliac, Daxelman and Guncannon for being the newly reformed old mod t...   more



On contests

While we're trying harder for contests to be international, most of the time they'll always be US because that's at the request of the person sponsoring the question and/or there's the chance w...   more

On contests


Assassin's Creed ornament, anyone?

Hey! My friend made some videogame themed Christmas ornaments and I'm being her whore to promote them for her to you. Or something. They're cool! the same person who made my so it's the least...   more

Assassin's Creed ornament, anyone?





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