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Myself:

I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.

I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)

But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!


It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.


If you live in the SF Bay Area, check out the DtoidSanFrancisco C-blog and join the Google Group!

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Check out the past installments of my DTOID COMMUNITY DISCUSSES! Series:

Part 1: DLC
Part 2: Achievements
Part 3: Gaming Journalism
Part 4: Next Next-Gen Consoles
Part 5: Retro Renaissance
Part 6: Games That Suck
Part 7: Educational Games
Part 8: Evolution of Gaming Music
Part 9: Gaming Merchandise
Part 10: Iconic Games
Part 11: DESTRUCTOID!
Part 12: GDC
Part 13: Videogame Movies
Part 14: Competitive Gaming
Part 15: Level Design
Part 16: Emulation and Game Modding
E3 Edition: Microsoft
E3 Edition: Nintendo
E3 Edition: Sony
Part 17: Triple A Titles
Part 18: Fighting Games
Part 19: Digital Distribution



Card courtesy of TheGHost


Rock Band tag courtesy of CutieHoney

Thanks guys!


Last but not least, Chad Concelmo and I are the same person. Go ahead and ask him. :P

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Destructoid's Extra Life Marathon 2011!!

It's common knowledge that our world sort of sucks right now. With the world economy in trouble, the fact that my credit card debt is piling up, and the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, it's hard to find things that are a...   more

Destructoid's Extra Life Marathon 2011!! photo

This weekend on TwitchTV: Max Scoville on Also Talks

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we ...   more

This weekend on TwitchTV: Max Scoville on Also Talks photo

This weekend on Twitch TV: Chill with Phil debuts!

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we br...   more

This weekend on Twitch TV: Chill with Phil debuts! photo

Mr. Destructoid at PAX

Every year at PAX, several lucky community members get a chance to don the famous Mr. Destructoid helmet and strut their stuff around the show floor. This year was no exception, and we've included a gallery here of some of th...   more

Mr. Destructoid at PAX photo


Mr. Destructoid at PAX photo
Mr. Destructoid at PAX photo
Mr. Destructoid at PAX photo
Mr. Destructoid at PAX photo
Mr. Destructoid at PAX photo
Mr. Destructoid at PAX photo



This weekend on TwitchTV: Castle Crashers on SMH

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we br...   more

This weekend on TwitchTV: Castle Crashers on SMH photo

Checking out Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown at PAX

The recent announcement of Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network during the summer of 2012 was great news to many fans in the fighting game community. The Virtua Fighter series is regar...   more

Checking out Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown at PAX photo

Hands-on with League of Legends: Dominion at PAX

This year at PAX Prime, Riot Games had its own booth, and what a booth it was. They were showing off the new game mode for League of Legends, "Dominion," on a humongous screen, while shoutcasting matches to all who stopped ...   more

Hands-on with League of Legends: Dominion at PAX photo

This weekend on TwitchTV

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we brin...   more

This weekend on TwitchTV photo

Check out Meetup.Destructoid.com

All over the world, Dtoid community members gather to hold NARPs (No Apparent Reason Parties) to get to know each other outside of the internet. Well, the community team here at Destructoid wants to make it a bit easier for e...   more

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Hands-on with Parasoul from Skullgirls

If you are a fan of fighting games, odds are that Skullgirls is on your radar. Developed by Reverge Labs, this upcoming game features gorgeous 2D graphics and a fighting game engine developed by tournament fighter Mike "Mike ...   more

Hands-on with Parasoul from Skullgirls photo

This weekend on TwitchTV: How to survive PAX on 321gocast

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring ...   more

This weekend on TwitchTV: How to survive PAX on 321gocast photo

Friday Night Fights: What is Hype edition

I hope you enjoyed our week long coverage of EVO! I had an amazing time in Vegas being a part of the crowd that witnessed PRBalrog's comeback, Daigo becoming free to Poongko's Seth, and watching Latif "the Legend Killer" eli...   more

Friday Night Fights: What is Hype edition photo

This weekend on TwitchTV: Max Scoville on Also Talks

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a ...   more

This weekend on TwitchTV: Max Scoville on Also Talks photo

Interview with Capcom's Derek Neal

For my last scheduled interview at Evo2k11, I spoke briefly with the associate producer of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Derek Neal. We discussed the lengths that Capcom went to in order to make sure th...   more

Interview with Capcom's Derek Neal photo

Street Fighter X Tekken grudge match with Seth Killian

At E3 this year, Destructoid brought you a close look at Street Fighter X Tekken with the Destructoid vs Capcom tournament between Jonathan Holmes, Seth Killian, and myself. Though it was the first time that Jonathan had pla...   more

Street Fighter X Tekken grudge match with Seth Killian photo

Evo2k11: Interview with Capcom's Seth Killian

You can't talk about the fighting game scene in America without mentioning Capcom's special combat adviser, Seth Killian. He's done it all, from competing in tournaments himself and organizing EVO, to working on Capcom'...   more

Evo2k11: Interview with Capcom's Seth Killian  photo