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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...
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...
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 11 // Elsa

So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn?† I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first and say "hi", before giving me ...
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 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 08 // Elsa

10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

1.† If you're a male, you're wrong.† One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right.† Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle class white woman with a n...
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...
Dec 23 // Alex Barbatsis

It's been a while/Holiday song

Hey y'all, its been a hot minute.† While I'm still a super Dreamcast stud (confirm this with OBAMA), I also have a pretty good PC right now. Add me on Steam username: bbats. †Orgin (BF4 only): bbats1 I made this song last ...
Dec 19 // Elsa

The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened.  I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could be blinded from the s...
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...
Nov 08 // Kryptinite

We Used to Get Silly

The Day of Reckoning is coming...
Oct 01 // Alasdair Duncan

Backlog Challenge Part 7

So two months ago I said that July would be catch up month and that tackling the backlog would have to wait for a few weeks. Well those few weeks ended up becoming two whole months as the Steam sale went on and I was, once...
Aug 21 // Elsa

Feminist Frequency and Relevance...

So, Anita Sarkeesian has completed her "Damsel in Distress" trilogy. †In the first video, she introduced the trope and gave some historical background to it.† She spoke of how the male rescuer was the subject and the woman ...
Aug 12 // Elsa

Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis. †My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brain†hemorrhage. †My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally back home now. It's been several ...
Jun 30 // Alasdair Duncan

Backlog challenge 2013 Part 6

Failure! As much as I expected it, Dark Souls has kicked my ass this month. I've put in some hours in Dark Souls but I'm making slow progress. This is what I expected though, my friends have told me that Dark Souls is a game ...
Jun 25 // Elsa

No means no... but sometimes it has to be said out loud.

This started as a response to Glowbear's excellent blog recapping some recent events at E3, but it grew far too long, and I've never been concise... so I'll put my huge ramble here in my own blog, but please read her blog FIR...
Jun 18 // Elsa

It's all about who you're sleeping with...

original Possible spoilers for the Mass Effect trilogy ahead... proceed at your own risk! I've mentioned it before, but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to video game romances. †I dumped Anomen the wimp in Bald...
Jun 12 // Elsa

More questions than answers...

As with many console launches in the past, this year I've come away with more questions than answers. †I'm usually a Sony fangirl, but for the next generation of game consoles, I'm still undecided between the Xbox One and t...
Jun 04 // Elsa

Fun Facts about Females

Meet Jane. †She owns a smartphone or tablet. †The install base on Android and iOS devices alone is larger than all the current gen consoles combined. †According to Flurry (an app analytics company) there are also about 26 m...
Jun 01 // Alasdair Duncan

Backlog challenge 2013 Part 5

If I thought last month was productive, then May was even better. Thanks to a pair of three-day weekends I managed to get plenty of games completed this month. First up was Singularity, which took me about 8 hours to complete...
Apr 29 // Alasdair Duncan

Backlog challenge 2013 Part 4

Last month was a good result in taking on my Backlog; I took on three games, two old and one new and completed all of them. First up was Hard Reset, the old school sci-fi FPS. Boy, I tell you I havenít circle strafed in a ga...
Apr 23 // Elsa

The sound of many hands fapping...

... is now silenced. Apparently the fap button has been replaced by a generic "like" button and previous fap records have all disappeared. I find I rather miss seeing the fap numbers on some of my previous blogs as the faps...
Apr 08 // Elsa

Deal with it.

Yup, the next Xbox might not be for you. The rumours of an "always on" internet connected next-generation Xbox aren't particularly new, though recent leaks and the distinct lack of any outright denial seem to further confi...
Apr 05 // Alasdair Duncan

Backlog challenge 2013 Part 3

Okay so that took longer than expected. At the start of February you voted that I should play The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition for the first time. And play it I did but it took a whole lot longer than expected. So...
Apr 02 // Elsa

I think I'm going to be defiant!

I got to level 157 or so in Defiance during the beta week... so apparently I liked the game. It releases today on my Birthday, April 2nd, and there's a pretty decent chance I'll be getting the game...because Birthday monie...
Mar 22 // Elsa

Just call me Farmer Elsa!

I never did play Demon Souls... even though I normally love WRPG styled games. I heard it was difficult, as in brutally difficult and when I want to have my ass kicked, I generally load up an online multiplayer FPS game like...
Mar 13 // Elsa

Me and my digital dick...

I've been a gamer since I was a nameless, genderless, adventurer in games like Zork and Myst. †I then moved on to the Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dales series of games and I always had the option to play as a...
Mar 06 // Elsa

Damsel in Distress....

I know that Anita Sarkeesian's "Damsel in Distress" initial video of her examination of Tropes vs Women in Video games is due to drop tomorrow, so I wanted to get some of my thoughts out previous to viewing her video. I si...

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