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Jul 27 // Niero Gonzalez

Destructoid site design update: Tiny pretty update coming soon

This one is a few days or weeks away, but I'm working with old-school ModernMethod designer RC on tying up the place a bit. The first thing we're doing is fixing those weird gaps on some mobile and desktop resolutions that c...
Jun 03 // Niero Gonzalez

Quick CSS lesson: using the !important tag to scale your photos

In most cases you'll want your images to be large and squish down automagically to mobile.  Unfortunately HTML is not clever enough to determine what to do with which unless you specifically add a CSS class to each ...
May 07 // Niero Gonzalez

New cblog feature: You can now use a webcam or social media import photos

How to do it: Start a new blog and look for the button "Pick File" under your photo uploader.  The browser should yell at you for security permissions. Look around the pop-up header area to allow it, close the windo...
May 05 // Niero Gonzalez

How to keep the new Cblogs from stretching your images

Our software scales images twice: once up on the upload to optimize the file size, and the other within the HTML to guess the type of screen the person is using.  The first scaling makes your image 620 pixels wide, ...
May 04 // Niero Gonzalez

Testing Blog Replies - A new community blogs feature

New community blogs feature: a reply to the home page editorial! My hope is that this will encourage more angles about the content we cover and save you some time from flipping back and forth to the home page when blogg...
Apr 26 // Niero Gonzalez

Community Blogs Update: Redesign in progress

As you can see, we're doing quite a bit of work to our community blogs. We didn't plan to break the blogs but our new home page software just kind of ate everything in its path, so now we're going to make the whole site ...
Dec 31 // manasteel88

Depression

Andrew Dice attempted to kill himself earlier this year because of Trails in the Sky The Second Chapter. This came as a shock to me because I'd followed Carpe Fulgur for a number of years as a translation studio. A...
Oct 26 // manasteel88

Streaming Live for Extra Life

I am streaming for the Children's Miracle Network event Extra Life. If you would like to come join me, do so. If you don't, that's just fine. I am doing this to raise funds for sick kids so if you could spare any change, that would be swell. Find out all about why I'm doing this, the raffle and more here. Watch live video from manasteel88 on www.twitch.tv
Oct 23 // manasteel88

Extra Life Info and Raffle

Well it is time again to give back to the less fortunate by giving to the hospitals that treat them. That's right, it's Extra Life time. This year at random, I've chosen to randomly represent a hospital system in New Jer...
Oct 20 // manasteel88

Stuff...but more importantly, hello again internet.

Hi guys. It's...uh...been awhile. My god, December??? Look how time flies.It's been so long, that I doubt many of you will have remembered me. The ones that do, god bless you. The ones that don't, don't worry about it. ...
Feb 25 // Conrad Zimmerman

New Daily Runs of Spelunky, Nuclear Throne, and Risk of Rain

This week, I've started posting daily runs of some of my favorite procedurally generated games to my YouTube channel. Today had a rough start to the morning, with a little bit of disappointment over reading reviews for†Castl...
Jan 15 // Niero Gonzalez

How I got my mom to game: Adventure Inlay

My dad's a gamer. He's just naturally into them. We bought Mike Tyson's Punch out back in 1988 and I soon learned that I could not stand next to him while he was playing or I'd get a right hook to the face, years before Wiita...
Dec 14 // manasteel88

Stuff...but more importantly, Happy Holidays

Hola. It's getting to be Christmas time. Hope you had a nice Chanukah. I know nothing about Kwanzaa, so if you celebrate it or any other tradition this month, good will to you. Anywho, it's time again for what I have dubbe...
Nov 01 // manasteel88

Stuff...but more importantly, thanks for last weekend

I'm sick. Again. The doctors have me on some sort of clear pills that look like beads you'd wear around your neck and then they gave me a laundry list of things to take over the counter. Since I'm sick and I am in some sor...
Oct 26 // manasteel88

The G3 Extra Life Marathon is Now LIVE! Total raised so far: $41

[UPDATE: Just beat SFxMM and man did that take longer than I expected] We are LIVE! Today (and even some of Sunday as well if you'll have me), I'm going to be spending my time with you lovely people playing video games in ...
Oct 25 // manasteel88

I will be marathoning tomorrow for Extra Life.

The eve of G3 is upon me, and you as well if you choose to join me. This year I have chosen to support the University of Mississippi's Batson Children's Hospital. I'm focused on spending most of Saturday October 26th with yo...
Oct 22 // manasteel88

An Extra Life Schedule and Raffle List. Let's Help Sick Kids

Alright, now that I've got my ducks in a row, it is time to talk of Extra Life. Unfortunately, as most of you gathered from my last blog, my schedule has been tumultuous at best. This leaves me in a bit of a conundrum. Since...
Oct 21 // manasteel88

Testing 1, 2, 3...

Well it is time again to give back to the less fortunate by giving to the hospitals that treat them. That's right, it's Extra Life time. This year at random, I've chosen to randomly represent a hospital system in New Jer...
Oct 13 // manasteel88

Stuff...but more importantly, I'm divorced

Hola. Long time no...blog? It has been well over a year since I last communicated with you beautiful people. The reason? Well, to put it lightly, I'm divorced. With a bit of precaution, my lawyer advised me to get off the...
Aug 13 // Niero Gonzalez

Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ: New videos coming your way

You want more video? We're doing more video! Here is just a sneak peek of some of the experiments going on in the lab at Dtoid HQ. We're experimenting with different ways we can cover the news and have a little more fun with ...
Aug 02 // Mikey

One week left to enter the FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS banner!

There's still time to sign up to be on the Friday Night Fights banner if you're interested! The deadline is August 9th! If you're not sure what the FNF banner is, go here. The list of entrants so far is: Dexter345 Turbokill ...
Jul 25 // Mikey

Who wants to be on the FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS banner?

Hello! So, as some of you may have heard, I have been commissioned by Andy Dixon to do a banner for FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS. I decided to get a little more involved in the community side of things to make this a cool thing. For ...
May 03 // Niero Gonzalez

Rip off your dicks: There's a new Community Blogs editing tool

Earlier this week a community member asked why we didn't have a visual editor option. Its 2013, we really should have one. So I dropped what I was doing and installed one. If you prefer slinging your own BBcode you can sti...
Apr 30 // Niero Gonzalez

When you see it you'll fap bricks

In pursuit of the upvote button suggestions thread and most popular comments, I've redesigned the faps button to be a heart. I've also added an easter egg that appears one in 169 times when the number 16 is selected at ran...
Apr 23 // Niero Gonzalez

Suggestions for the new Upvote button label?

Update 2: The people have spoken and I have made it so. http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Niero+Gonzalez/when-you-see-it-you-ll-fap-bricks-252805.phtml Update 1: Until we come up with something cool I just removed the wor...
Apr 18 // BulletMagnet

Violence: The Gatekeepers

Before going any further into this site-wide discussion, let's take a moment to reaffirm exactly what it is that we're talking about here. Violence, ostensibly the topic at hand, like it or not, is absolutely everywhere, i...
Apr 18 // Niero Gonzalez

Hamza is too busy to be kicked in the face while reading email

Like most guys in the gaming industry I sit at my desk all day, which apparently kills you faster than chicken nuggets, so I try to get up every few minutes and do some exercise. We hung a chin-up bar in the hallway which a...
Apr 07 // BulletMagnet

2013: BMís Year (So Far) In Weird

Hello everyone, or at least everyone who still remembers me. Itís certainly been awhile since I last had the time or inclination to submit a proper blog post here, hasnít it? Granted, what youíre reading now still isnít one...
Apr 01 // Niero Gonzalez

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

1. Grab a fist full of butter 2. Crank the stove to 11 3. Set the Blue Oyster Cult on repeat 4. Wipe your hands on bread 5. KNIFE THE CHEESE AND SET IT ON FIRE 6. Remove the helmet and enjoy

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