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Jun 13 // Handy

E3 Bingo: Where Dreams Come to Die

E3 is upon us once again, and so too are ridiculous predictions. Having exhausted every form of divination available in past years – tarot cards, coins, magic 8 balls – I was left with either the last resort...
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 ...
Mar 21 // Handy

Remastered Collection announced for PS4, PS4 rebranded PS3: Definitive Edition.

Sony today revealed that they are well into production of their newest title, the “Remastered Collection”, said to be compiling the latest hits of the last five years with minor graphical improvements and fr...
Feb 06 // Handy

8 Game Trends That Need To Go

You Know what else needs to go? Intros. You know what a list blog is, you're smart, I trust you. (No, I'm not being lazy...) Tailing Missions You know what I love to do in my openworld games built around traversing the ...
Oct 20 // Handy

The Brave New World We've Won.

  At first games were held in contempt, a toy for children and nothing more, and to an extent they were right, but gamers and the medium grew up together and came into their own. When the moral guardians told them ...
Jul 26 // Handy

What if Mario was... a GIRL!???!!!?

When they announced new Super Mario 3D World heads were sent spinning at the prospect of playing as Princess Peach, unfortunately, many were disappointed as both Peach and Rosalina reinforced gender normatives by running sl...
Jun 22 // Handy

E3 Predictions: The Results

With the dust settled I thought we’d take a look back at the E3 Predictions post to see who came out on top, and to just reflect on E3 in general. All in all I think it was a pretty good showing, something for everybody no ma...
Jan 27 // Handy

Is Toad Middle Eastern?

First, we discovered that the clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros. were using the same sprite.  Later, mankind theorised that the entirety of Super Mario Bros 3. was actually a stage play. And now, I have unearthed the ne...
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 30 // Handy

2013 in Gaming: Better/Worse than Ever

What a year, eh? Another triumphant year for current gen consoles, the introduction of the next generation, the higher standards of AAA experiences and the greater exposure and availability of indie games. Yep, it’s a pretty ...
Dec 10 // Handy

Carry Over Saves Are a Near Impossible Dream.

Can The Walking Dead deliver on its promise of past decisions affecting Season Two? Carry over saves were a revolutionary idea, the concept that decisions you made could have repercussions that went beyond just later on in ...
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 ...
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...
May 02 // Handy

Fanart Flops: Sonic walks with Christ, do you? (NSFW)

Welcome to Fanart Flops, the blog that insists fanart is one word no matter what spell check says. For those not in the know Fanart Flops is a collection of the oddest and most confusing videogame fanart by otherwise talented...
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...
Apr 18 // Niero Gonzalez

Hamza is too busy to be kicked in the face while reading email

Like most guys in the gaming industry I sit at my desk all day, which apparently kills you faster than chicken nuggets, so I try to get up every few minutes and do some exercise. We hung a chin-up bar in the hallway which a...
Apr 01 // Niero Gonzalez

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

1. Grab a fist full of butter 2. Crank the stove to 11 3. Set the Blue Oyster Cult on repeat 4. Wipe your hands on bread 5. KNIFE THE CHEESE AND SET IT ON FIRE 6. Remove the helmet and enjoy
Apr 01 // Jim Sterling

Bring us Merlenderl, and wipe away the debt!

(Made with loving juiciness by Michael Towns)
Mar 29 // Niero Gonzalez

Dtoid after dark: Dale reviews Sriracha Cheez-Its(R)

Finally, I get Dale to do a Snacktaku while senior engineer James reviews 3DS Bass Fishing game. They were baked by GameTrailers' artisan chef and producer Jeremy Hoffman. I don't know.
Mar 25 // Niero Gonzalez

Atlus @ Dtoid HQ: Choco Tacos and new games

Atlus stopped by today to show Dale some new games, but more importantly John Hardin brought us Choco Tacos and Tecate. Best. Job. Ever.
Mar 06 // atheistium

2007 was a good year for the ladies

Hello dtoiders. I thought of you today because of this subtle reminder. CannibalCalvin. I miss him :-( I miss Dexter too. In fact, I miss all the nerdcore men. HARDMODE: Keep a straight face when you realise CC has DS carts on his nipples. Random Fact: I last posted exactly two years ago.
Feb 27 // Niero Gonzalez

Buzzed Hamza explains GDC Night. Also, Ken Levine reads your comments

While your Dtoid engineering team was patching a few nasty problems, Hamza was out networking at GDC night. This rare video documentary captures a wild Hamza actually eating unhealthy food, as he needs to consume something ...
Feb 19 // Handy

7 Demos better than their own game.

WARNING: THERE WILL BE NO MENTION OF ALIENS. There’s been a lot of talk of demos lately since it was suggested at DICE that demos hurt more than they help in terms of sales, to which we all responded smugly and said “Ha,...

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