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CelicaCrazed . Apr 09

LOVE/HATE: Mario Kart 8

Let’s get it out of the way quick: Mario Kart 8 is great. I bought a Wii U just for the game and never suffered any buyer’s remorse like I have with many new consoles. That’s not to say the game is per...   0

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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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The Villainthropist . Oct 11

Villainthropist Voyage: Legend of Zelda and Metroid

It's been a long time since I did anything here. Considering recent events in the video game industry, I have not really been in a frame of mind to interact with it too much, whether it be the writey-all-about-it side or...   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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Samuel Dillinger . Mar 13

Where did Destructoid go?

Not sure if things work as they once did here on Dtoid. Jim Sterling has left to work at The Escapist. I'm quite certain my very first blog here was me being a dick about how Escapist allows it's content to be full of shitty,...   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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The Amazing Shenazin . Nov 10

My 7th Gen: the West got better and Japan went byyyyye byyyyyye

I remember when the generation was starting, I assumed history would repeat itself, after all we were getting a new Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo console, so it seemed fair to assume that it would be a repeat of the last gen...   0

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The Villainthropist . Nov 06

Val Kilmer's Emergency Podtoid Conclusion Stadium Showdown Arena On Ice

The bar was silent. Uncharacteristically silent. Usually, the sound of a beatbox playing oldey-time honky-tonk piano under a piano made of cornflake boxes and the sound of a women screaming as she was chased endlessly by a di...   0

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The Villainthropist . Apr 27

Souless: The Curse of Modern Racing Games

People often like to talk about the game that got them into gaming. Whilst I had consoles from a very early age, the game that got me hooked came when I was eight years old. With my freshly unwrapped Sega Saturn, I immediate...   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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DerrickH . Oct 21

Retro City Rampage Review (PS3)

When I saw her, the first thing that went through my mind was that she doesnít belong in a place like this. Sheís leaning up against the bar, drink in hand and facing the crowd, oblivious to the mass of people. Her blood re...   0

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The Villainthropist . Oct 14

Jebussaves88 Vs Bad Men and 100 games!

Well, after something of a hiatus, Iím back. I have recently upgraded my career to that of a Registration Officer (a person who helps book civil marriages and checks youíre not dodgy), and am very happy in my new position. I ...   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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The Villainthropist . Jul 04

A blog in the making since January 2010!

AKA A Backlog Diary: Part 33 Itís been a busy couple of weeks since my last update to you fine chaps and chapettes. On the last Backlog Diary update, I mentioned how Iíd finally got past a rather tricky boss fight on Chapte...   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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The Villainthropist . Jun 19

Why am I here?

AKA A Backlog Diary: Part 32 It is a question I ask myself quite a lot. Whether it be slogging away at two jobs I donít even like, or hanging out with friends I donít find interesting or even very agreeable in any respect, o...   0

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The Villainthropist . Jun 06

Why's she called Bayonetta? She has no bayonets.

I'd have called her Gunonetta. AKA A Backlog Diary: Part 31 Having just finished one more game in the backlog, I find myself at a cross-roads; a cross-roads with about thirty different exits. There are still so many games t...   0

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The Villainthropist . Jun 01

This Metro isn't what Berlin was singing about... too many mutants.

AKA A Backlog Diary: Part 30 In the wake of the short film to promote Metro: Last Light, I felt a sudden urge to finish something I started over a year ago. There are many games in my collection that I have started and not ...   0

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The Villainthropist . May 31

Hype: My envy of a fifteen year old me.

Itís been a long time since I have been truly hyped for anything game related. Iíve enjoyed a lot of games lately, but none have had me counting down the days on a calendar to a much anticipated release date. Sure, there are ...   0

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The Villainthropist . May 30

Will the Vita live up to its name? - Uncharted: Golden Abyss and BF: Bad Company

AKA A Backlog Diary: Part 29 Two sets of treasure hunters, rather different in their approaches. One group seeks to liberate their wealth from a group of evil mercenaries; the other from ancient civilisations. Although the l...   0

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The Villainthropist . May 23

Has a mod ruined Single-Player games for me?

AKA A Backlog Diary: Part 28 Davey Wreden You may have just ruined single player games for me. Davey Wreden is the man behind The Stanley Parable, a mod which, on its surface, is about a man named Stanley, who works in an o...   0

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The Villainthropist . May 17

A Backlog Diary: Part 27- A Tale of Honor and Skele-Kanga-Horse's

Itís been something of a busy week. In total, five games can now be ticked off my to-do list, the latter two of which I will get to shortly. Meanwhile, I have acquired some new games to take their places. Now yes, it may see...   0

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