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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 ...
Apr 17 // Mr Andy Dixon

10 NEW things about mrandydixon (also, ask me anything!)

Hi! It's been a while since I did one of these, so now I'm doing it! You should do it, too :) I've interspersed this blog with some recent pics of my kids to hold your attention, and I won't waste any more time getting ...
Apr 10 // Mr Andy Dixon

I love you all, and that's why I'm retiring from Dtoid

[Pictured: The Dtoid community in 2011. My first PAX.] This is unbelievably hard. [HA! Already with the boner jokes. But really.] In fact, it may be the most difficult decision I've ever come to. But it's been weigh...
Mar 17 // Mr Andy Dixon

Get to know the Destructoid community team!

Dtoid really is the best website on the planet Earth. And like any best thing, a TON of effort goes into making it that way. The writers do a great job working their tight little tooshies off day in and day out to churn...
Feb 27 // Mr Andy Dixon

Leonard Nimoy has died :'(

I'm not normally one to write a eulogy blog -- especially a mostly NVGR one (Seaman notwithstanding) -- but the news of Leonard Nimoy's passing has really hit me hard :'( By all accounts Nimoy w...
Jan 07 // Mr Andy Dixon

Community podcasters: help us get you more listeners!

Are you a Dtoid community podcaster? If so, this post is for you! Here's the deal: Occams and I are working on a front page thing to promote our fine community podcasters (that's you), but we need a bit of help to get i...
Dec 22 // Mr Andy Dixon

Here's just the tip of what's coming your way, HUGE members

As of last month, I have officially taken over the task of making your HUGE memberships something worth dropping $3/month on again. That started with a fun new "Bonus Levels" monthly newsletter (new issue out tomor...
Nov 19 // Mr Andy Dixon

Do you want to be a future guest on Radio Destructoid?

Radio Destructoid records its 50th episode this Saturday -- 50! -- and we've been blessed with some truly amazing guest hosts from the community over the course of the last two years. Well, we want to continue...
Nov 07 // Mr Andy Dixon

What DOOM could learn from modern shooters

DOOM is timeless. I don't think anyone would argue against that. And yet, while it's one of my absolute all-time favorite games and I'm beyond happy to replay it year after year (which I do), even I can admit ...
Oct 31 // Mr Andy Dixon

Pouring one out for Prey 2

I guess I should have seen it coming. I mean, all the signs were fucking there. Development hell doesn't even begin to describe what Prey 2 went through these past few years; how could...
Sep 05 // Mr Andy Dixon

Hey look, a new Cblog editor

I think? Let's play. Can I make this bold? Italic? Big? Small? How about a picture? Gif? Video? Featured: How long it took to get a new Cblog editor EDIT: There are clearly some problems with spacing, but everything el...
Aug 27 // Mr Andy Dixon

Only one day left to get your avatar adopted for PAX!

PAX Prime 2014 starts tomorrow and I want to take you with me! So far only ChillyBilly has bothered to post an adoption blog; the rest of you need to get your act together if you want to soar on papery wings to Seattle tomo...
Aug 18 // Mr Andy Dixon

Going to PAX? Why not take your favorite Dtoider with you?!

So you were one of the lucky few who managed to snag a pass to PAX this year. How exciting! You've got your flights booked, your hotel reserved, and your bags packed (boy, you're really on the ball this year), but there's s...
Feb 19 // Mr Andy Dixon

[NVGR] Prepare yourself, Idaho: I'm about to come inside you

Me in Idaho Hello Dtoiders! As some of you may already know, my wife recently got a new job, so my family will be moving to Boise on March 8th. I will continue working at my same day job (from home) and also performing my D...
Jan 23 // Mr Andy Dixon

Occams electric toothbrush is your new Cblog Manager

It's been a long time coming. (Like my wiener!) As my daily duties direct my attention elsewhere and I find myself being pulled in more directions than my penis when my wife and kids are gone for the weekend and I have the...
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 25 // Mr Andy Dixon

Merry Christmas from the Dixons

Merry Christmas! I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know how much you mean to me. If it weren't for Destructoid, I wouldn't be half the person -- half the husband, half the father, half the man -- I am today. Th...
Nov 10 // Mr Andy Dixon

I FP'd five cblogs this weekend (and I want to do more)

Here and here and here and here and here. I want to start doing this every weekend. Let's take over the front page! "Dtoid Community Weekends." Help me make it happen. Go create something beautiful. Or awful. Or hilarious...
Oct 24 // Mr Andy Dixon

Dear Dtoiders

"Also, cocks" is gone. The "Fap" button is gone. Chad, Colette, Brad, Samit, Uncle Reg, and every other person and thing you've ever loved is gone. And it's safe to say none of them are coming back. But Dtoid is not gone. ...
Sep 19 // Shinobi13

Independent Retailers Are Getting Shafted

For those who don't know, for the past 5 years I've worked in an independently owned video game store called G.A.M.E.S. (Games Are My Entertainment Source). Recently, Take Two Interactive has decided to forbid independent ret...
Sep 13 // Shinobi13

Super Nintendo Vs. Genesis

Oh, we're going there, together. As a 25 year old who had access to most consoles out there during his youth, and grew up to be working at a retro video game store for 5+ years and counting, this is a very passionate subjec...
Aug 26 // Mr Andy Dixon

Sign up to wear the Mr Destructoid helmet at PAX!

If you're going to PAX this weekend, you owe it to yourself to take the new Mr Destructoid helmet for a spin! This thing is ULTRA light (you seriously have to wear it to believe it) and you will have a BLAST walking around the convention with it! So what are you waiting for? Click here to sign up for a slot before they're all gone!
Aug 22 // Mr Andy Dixon

What's your favorite thing Destructoid ever did?

After seeing the Mega Man Maker (part of our Golden Archives) up on the front page again, it got me thinking: what's your favorite thing Dtoid ever did? The Dtoid staff and community have come up with some fantastic "stuff...

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