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Aug 21 // Andrew Benton

DSA: Dtoid PAX Prime Groupme

For all of our major events, we like to use this really nice phone app to help us out with our meetups this weekend called Groupme. We use it to communicate with each other in a chat room format and keep anyone in it updated ...
Apr 08 // Andrew Benton

DSA: Dtoid PAX East GroupMe

For all of our major events, we like to use this really nice phone app to help us out with our meetups this weekend called Groupme. We use it to communicate with each other in a chat room format and keep anyone in it updated ...
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...
Aug 17 // Andrew Benton

DSA: Sign up for the to wear the Dtoid helmet at PAX Prime

This is just a short blog to remind everyone here that is planning to attend PAX Prime will have an opportunity to where the Dtoid helmet for an hour during that weekend. Sign up for the Dtoid Google Group and look for the Dt...
Apr 17 // TheToiletDuck

You are no longer the consumer.

I see a lot of complaints about entitlement, how gamers think they are owed something. Disgruntled gamers being told to “deal with it” when a game is shitty. But you know what? Gamers shouldn’t have to “deal with it” the r...
Apr 16 // Y0j1mb0

The Playstation Store sucks balls.

I've stated before that as a father of three, I have levels of patience and tolerance that normal people without children ( or superpowers ) do not possess. Meaning that I usually let things slide off my person, no matter h...
Mar 22 // TheToiletDuck

Thomas Was Alone - My closest thing to playing a pixar movie - Play It

Remember the old cliche that games will one day be like Pixar movies? Despite its simple appearance Thomas Was Alone is that game. I’m not talking about fancy graphics with individually rendered hair. I mean that Pixar can ...
Mar 15 // TheToiletDuck

Year Walk - iPad/iPhone - Play it!

Year Walk is the story of a man on a spirit journey in hope to see visions of the future. Except it’s the 19th century, in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night, pitch black, snowing, he hasn’t eaten or drank an...
Oct 10 // Conrad Zimmerman

Dtoid Book Club: Ready Player One Week 1 (-ish)

Sorry for the delay in getting this week's Dtoid Book Club post up. I'm blaming Dale entirely for this one, as I've been waiting to get his feedback on our current book, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. But I can'ts waits no...
Oct 02 // Conrad Zimmerman

Introducing the Dtoid Book Club!

A few times in recent months, I've found myself trailing off on episodes of Podtoid to talking about books I'm reading or recommend books to others. It's prompted some people to approach me and suggest that I do some kind o...
Sep 30 // Andrew Benton

Escape to the City: New York Comic-con 2012 (Oct 11-14)

Hey everybody, members of Dtoid will be at the upcoming New York Comic Con. Our meetup plans will take place in the evening as every night during the show we will meetup at the convention center and then head out to a differe...
Sep 27 // Conrad Zimmerman

Tokyo Travel Log: What I bought

Hey gang. I did make it home from Tokyo and I'd apologize for not having done more posts while there but, truth be told, there wasn't much more to tell. The rest of the week was dominated by work-related things, with the ex...
Sep 18 // Conrad Zimmerman

TGS Travel Log: Touring, shopping and lots of walking

(Just as a heads-up, at least one photo in this blog is really, really, NSFW.) My dogs, they are barking. While Tokyo Game Show doesn't start until later in the week, we wanted to get here a little bit early so we'd have a d...
Sep 17 // Conrad Zimmerman

TGS Travel Log: Arriving, sleeping

Sitting on the plane with about nine hours remaining in the flight. This flight rather sucks, if I'm being perfectly honest. There's no internet service available, for starters, which surprised the hell out of me. I would t...
Sep 16 // Conrad Zimmerman

TGS Travel Log: Getting there in one (conscious) piece

As some of you may be aware, I'm headed to Japan this week to attend the Tokyo Game Show. If this were a standard kind of trip, I would be ramping up my Twitter usage, communicating my thoughts about the trip as they happen...
Sep 06 // TheToiletDuck

Shortblog PSA: The current destructoid theme is the Metal Arms theme

SHORTBLOG ALERT I'm putting this here for posterity as it seems this information is not easily accessible and quite a few people ask about it in comments. The current (Season 4, 2012) opening theme of Podtoid is the theme to Metal Arms. Yeah, i know forums are that-a-way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_Bc0cItv10
Aug 25 // Y0j1mb0

So... I hear Destructoid sucks now.

I've always believed that the hardest thing in the world to do is be truthful as well as sincere. To speak one's mind for the sake of it without ulterior motives at play. Usually I gravitate to those who practice this whet...
Aug 23 // Andrew Benton

My Aunt and My Family (which includes you, Dtoiders) and a song

My Family Hey guys and gals, it has been a while since I last wrote a cblog for this fantastic community. As some of you might have heard, I have an Aunt, who I have been really close to for a long time, struggle with cance...
Jul 04 // Conrad Zimmerman

I think I need to make a game

I'm not saying that I'd like to create a game one day, that it would be fun to try and turn what I've learned over my years of playing and thinking about games into one of my own creation. This feels more serious. I'm struc...
Jul 03 // Conrad Zimmerman

I'm watching Buffy and Jim Sterling is a right bastard

Last week, I appeared on an episode of Podtoid. At some point in the proceedings, Jim Sterling made some comment regarding Buffy the Vampire Slayer and was shocked when I professed to have no particular interest in the seri...
Jun 09 // Samit Sarkar

I'll see you around, Destructoid.

From PAX Prime 2010, one of my all-time favorite Destructoid group photos Yesterday was officially my last day at Destructoid. I've been happy and proud to call this place my Internet home for the past four-plus years. I s...
Jun 03 // Andrew Benton

The Dtoid PAX Prime Google Group is up

Link Just wanted to get this out to you fine people before the chaos and madness of E3 starts. We will be starting to post things in there next week. See you in Seattle.
May 18 // Andrew Benton

Blipfest 2012 and a Birthday- Hangout with DTNY next weekend

Next weekend is big weekend for Dtoid New York. Blipfest 2012 is back, the annual chiptunes concert will be hitting the Grammercy Theatre next weekend. Myself, Samit and many other Dtoid New Yorkers will be at the show chee...
Apr 25 // Andrew Benton

PAX Prime Registration Starts NOW!

RED ALERT. PAX TICKETS NOW ON SALE LINK! Buy your tickets ASAP because it could sell out fairly quickly as the traffic has already brought the ticket site to its knees. Please join us for some fun times in the Northwest on Labor Day Weekend.
Mar 28 // Andrew Benton

Update: The PAX East Staff List and a call for avatar adopters

I just want to give all the Dtoiders going to Boston next weekend a couple of small updates concerning PAX East. First, here is the list of Dtoid staff members who will attending the show. Andrew Benton Caitlin Cooke Darren...
Mar 21 // Andrew Benton

PAX East Plans and Adopt an Avatar

Hey Dtoiders, we are only a little over two weeks away from one of the biggest gaming related shows of the year, PAX East and Dtoid has some awesome plans to make your evenings during the weekend very special. On Thursday,...
Mar 18 // Andrew Benton

Who the hell am I and some of those anniversary shout outs

Hello, Dtoid community, my name is Andrew, as you can obviously see by the username. I did go by another name on this site for around 4 and a 1/2 years, power-glove. I run the the New York/New Jersey based Dtoid NY and help...
Mar 07 // TheToiletDuck

The death of the brick and mortar: come for the rant, stay for gifs

In case you hadn't realised, video game brick and mortar stores in the UK are dying. Ah, i hear your reply "oh but we're all dying since the day we're born" and while that is true i'd like to add and that i mean dying soon an...
Mar 05 // Andrew Benton

Dtoid NY Meetup-3/10-Paintball n Stuff

I know that this short notice but DTNY will be meeting at the end of the week on Saturday. In celebration of our great friend Drake returning to the East Coast, we have decide to celebrate by hanging out in the same place w...
Jan 19 // TheToiletDuck

My retort to Randombullseye on Piracy and "stop giving a shit" +Animated Gifs

This blog is a response to Randombullseye's blog on piracy. It's very much a train of thought diatribe so please excuse the errors. It's too long for a comment i think so i made my own blog. Random did a great job of inciting...

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