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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Jan 06

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...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Oct 06

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...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Jul 31

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...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Jun 09

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...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . May 17

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...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . May 03

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...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Apr 20

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...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Nov 13

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...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Jan 01

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 now, which does great. All ...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Dec 31

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 this year I played a lot more gam...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Dec 28

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 @Katamayadamcy looked up what her name means on Urban Dictionary. So I did the same thing and oh boy. The traditional meaning of my name falls unde...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Oct 30

I am the king of journalisms

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.   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Sep 10

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 store where we carried everyth...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Jul 03

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, I'd wager that a good 25% of ...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Feb 27

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 me is called "Shark Dick Punc...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Feb 26

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 tabs on certain end of year pro...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Jan 12

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 entertainment site will feel the effec...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Jan 05

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. Dtoider Sam Gobbldigook is ...   0

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DtoidSanFrancisco . Oct 04

October NARP events!

Hey everyone! Its almost Halloween! In between searching for that perfect costume, make sure to come out to one of DtoidSF's meetups this month! What: Super Nerd Night Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub When: Thursday, Jul 7th, ...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Aug 31


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 and then proceeded to play Por...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Aug 04

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 reasons, but most specifically ...   0

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DtoidSanFrancisco . Jun 29

July NARP events

Hey everyone! Summer is here, and DtoidSF has some events planned that you should check out! What: PulsewaveSF Where: DNA Lounge When: Thursday, Jul 7th, 7:00 PM "Pulsewave is the USís longest running monthly Chip Music ...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Jun 14

Video of the panel I did at PAX East

Remember that panel I talked about back in March? 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 2Old2Play for letting me be a par...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . May 23

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 community! AND CONSUMER WHORISM! ...   0

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DtoidSanFrancisco . May 02

May NARP events

Hey guys! Its time for another monthly NARP post! DtoidSF has been rocking the events this past month, such as an awesome Capcom/Destructoid street pass event you might have seen on the front page. This next month is no ex...   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Apr 08

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 someone random, I'm going to do a ...   0

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DtoidSanFrancisco . Mar 17

GDC Meetup Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out! This was put together at the very last minute and still turned out to be amazing because of you guys that showed up! If this looks like fun to you, and you would like to be involved with DtoidSF, join our emailer, and follow us on facebook and twitter!   0

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Hamza CTZ Aziz . Mar 15

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

At PAX East 2011 this past weekend, I joined Derek Nolan of 2Old2Play on his long running panel, Online Gaming Communities and "Real Life" Relationships. I got to speak about my personal history as well as talk about the Dtoi...   0

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DtoidSanFrancisco . Mar 05

March NARP events

Hey DtoidSF! It's March now, which means spring is just around the corner! Here is a list of the upcoming events for the next month. Be sure to come hang out with us if you haven't yet, we love meeting new people! What:...   0

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DtoidSanFrancisco . Feb 17

DtoidSF Toidlet

Pic unrelated, other than I love Glee Hey guys! If you are in DtoidSF, pay attention! Introducing to you now, the DtoidSF Toidlet! As mentioned by Hamza in the Destructoid mega-guide that was posted today, Toidlets are l...   0

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