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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...
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

I’m writing this on my flight down to Los Angeles for E3 right now. I’m excited. It’s nice knowing that events like this can still make me excited eight years into this career. Though it’s 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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 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...
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...
Apr 23 // Niero Gonzalez

Suggestions for the new Upvote button label?

Update 2: The people have spoken and I have made it so. http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Niero+Gonzalez/when-you-see-it-you-ll-fap-bricks-252805.phtml Update 1: Until we come up with something cool I just removed the wor...

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