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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



The stubborn, unlikable Xbox One

There are a lot of reasons not to like the Xbox One. Its pretty ugly, representing the boxy design favored in 1980s electronics more than a modern, sleek look like what weve seen popularized in...   more

The stubborn, unlikable Xbox One


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



Putting the "No" in November

I'm definitely in the minority when it comes to my complete and utter lack of excitement over what most consider to be a huge month for videogame releases. I'm unswayed by the prospect of jumpi...   more

Putting the


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



The Hardest Trigger to Pull

Like anybody who has played their share of videogames, I've sometimes doubted my ability to control an on-screen character with the agility, timing, or accuracy needed to beat a tough boss or...   more

The Hardest Trigger to Pull


A Taste of Discipline from XCOM and Dishonored

I usually try to make my writing well-structured, if nothing else. This is perhaps as a contrast to my everyday life, which is a chaotic series of (only sometimes) hilarious, unrelated, unpredict...   more

A Taste of Discipline from XCOM and Dishonored


10 Reasons I Can't F#@king Wait for XCOM: Enemy Unknown

I'll say it: I'm completely hot for . It's been a long time since I've anticipated any game this much, and I'll admit that even I'm a little surprised by the development. Sure, when I first read ...   more

10 Reasons I Can't F#@king Wait for XCOM: Enemy Unknown


Review: FIFA 13

While Electronic Arts has suffered a seemingly endless string of PR nightmares over the years (most recently for and releasing it as for the Wii), some of their yearly sports titles have manag...   more

Review: FIFA 13


WTF Moments in Gaming History: Wall Street Kid

If you're like me, you remember the NES very fondly. You also remember the system for the genres that made the system so great. Sure, there was something for everybody, but generally you could co...   more

WTF Moments in Gaming History: Wall Street Kid


SaleBlog: Dust Off Those Instruments, 50% Off Rock Band 1 & 2 DLC

I don't know about you guys, but it's been awhile since I took out the trusty ol' plastic axe and shredded out a few tunes in my living room. Still, even my cold, black heart melted a bit when I ...   more

SaleBlog: Dust Off Those Instruments, 50% Off Rock Band 1 & 2 DLC


Backlogged: Alpha Protocol

is a game that I read about regularly before its release, immediately being interested in the branching paths and interesting dialogue system. Of course, the game was delayed for over a y...   more

Backlogged: Alpha Protocol


Trading NES games for pizzas

Story time! Im 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



My Completely Unnecessary (Re)Introduction Blog

Hello, friends, strangers, and men pretending to be women! I feel more than a little self-conscious writing an introduction blog, for a couple of reasons: a) I would rather the focus of any b...   more

My Completely Unnecessary (Re)Introduction Blog


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



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!





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