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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 ...
Jan 13 // donkeyspaceman

The Artist Formerly Known As tsunamikitsune

  Hello, Destructoid! It has been a long damn while.   My name is Eric, although some of you may remember me as Kit (or by some other butchering of my old username, tsunamikitsune). A little more than 8 year...
Jan 06 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

This shark is heading off into the open ocean

After nearly nine amazing, wonderful, and crazy years, my time at Destructoid has come to an end. I fell in love with this place ever since I first laid eyes on it, finding myself entranced by the gonzo writing style Ni...
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...
Dec 04 // Steel Squirrel

The Gift of Gaming: Family Ties

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking a Family Ties game would be amazing, and you're right. I'm making a note to send that idea to TellTale Games.  "Alex will remember that." That's not what I'm here to tal...
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. ...
Oct 06 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

Some new things

Oh wow this is the first time I'm writing in our new C Blog editor. Hey look at how much easier it is now! Do you all like it? Any issues?  Anyway, just wanted to share some new things on what's up behind-the-scenes...
Sep 18 // Steel Squirrel

Shut up about Destiny.

Seriously. What is wrong with everyone? I'm not really sure what happened to gamers. Maybe it was the internet. Maybe it was the fact that everyone thinks they are some kind of psuedo game designer now and somehow think ...
Jul 31 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

Just sharing some thoughts

Hi!† So there's never a dull moment when you work in the wonderful world of video games. For instance, I just got finished with a move! That Dtoid HQ we had in SF is more or less done. For now at least. Why? Well San Francis...
Jun 09 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 even mix of excitement between se...
May 17 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 the team we have heading down...
May 03 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 gotten out of it. This was ne...
Apr 20 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

How I get exclusives for Destructoid

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 some of my people to come through and demo...
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 13 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 bonkers lately. I got bumped up t...
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...

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