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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 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...
Nov 13 // Tubatic

MASSIVE CHALICE is really good.

Guys this isn't a very good blog post I've written, but dang it, i've got to tell you, MASSIVE CHALICE is really good. Yes its Double Fine. Yes its early access now. Yes its a Kickstartered game. No they haven't finishe...
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 16 // Tubatic

Are VIdeo Games Sexist: What the heck is going on here?

Guys, I saw this and had to come back home, to try and figure things out. And this isn't to say there's actual sides to be had, or rigth stances or wrong stances... but huh?  Is gaming actually transcending an ideo...
Aug 27 // crackity jones

Super Game! A SpaceGhost style interview show ft. Nick Woz of Shovel Knight fame

About a year ago I had the idea to do an internet show in the style of Space Ghost Coast To Coast, except we would interview game devs and other type people in the industry. For those of you not in the know Space Ghost Coas...
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 20 // jackal27

Nintendo Wifi Connection: A Eulogy

Nintendo has problems with its online services. You know it, I know it. The big N has struggled with being behind the curve for awhile now, but especially in this area. While it has made leaps and bounds since the days of t...
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 23 // Justin Villasenor

The Top Ten Chocobo Themes

If you know anything about Japanese role-playing videogames, then you probably know something about the Final Fantasy series. With fourteen numbered entries and a number of spin-offs over the past 26 years, the games have b...
Nov 17 // crackity jones

Vote On What My New Monday Night Stream Game Should Be!

If you don't follow me on Twitter then you probably don't know that I've been streaming games on Monday nights on Twitch recently. Or you may just not know who I am. I've done No More Room In Hell, Binding of Isaac, Saints Ro...
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...
Aug 13 // Niero Gonzalez

Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ: New videos coming your way

You want more video? We're doing more video! Here is just a sneak peek of some of the experiments going on in the lab at Dtoid HQ. We're experimenting with different ways we can cover the news and have a little more fun with ...
Aug 02 // Mikey

One week left to enter the FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS banner!

There's still time to sign up to be on the Friday Night Fights banner if you're interested! The deadline is August 9th! If you're not sure what the FNF banner is, go here. The list of entrants so far is: Dexter345 Turbokill ...
Jul 25 // Mikey

Who wants to be on the FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS banner?

Hello! So, as some of you may have heard, I have been commissioned by Andy Dixon to do a banner for FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS. I decided to get a little more involved in the community side of things to make this a cool thing. For ...
Jun 23 // Zodiac Eclipse

Did Bioware unintentionally make Saren transgendered?

After putting it off long enough for Bioware to officially call Mass Effect 3 and it's parade of DLC finished I'm finally doing my complete, long awaited, final all inclusive playthrough of the series. Now, I've made it throu...
Jun 04 // crackity jones

Microsoft Blew It, How Can They Un-Blow It?

Microsoft fucked up their Xbox reveal, we get it already. But what would it take from their E3 presentation to win gamers like myself and many others back? Well, it's gonna take a lot for me but it is far from impossible. The...
May 03 // Niero Gonzalez

Rip off your dicks: There's a new Community Blogs editing tool

Earlier this week a community member asked why we didn't have a visual editor option. Its 2013, we really should have one. So I dropped what I was doing and installed one. If you prefer slinging your own BBcode you can sti...
Apr 30 // Niero Gonzalez

When you see it you'll fap bricks

In pursuit of the upvote button suggestions thread and most popular comments, I've redesigned the faps button to be a heart. I've also added an easter egg that appears one in 169 times when the number 16 is selected at ran...

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