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Hey all, the name’s Justin and I’ve been hanging around Destructoid since late 2006. It’s okay if you don’t recognize me from way back when, as I was originally known as TheGoldenDonut (and still am in the forums). I joined the staff in 2007 as a News Contributor after flooding the tip line on a daily basis, and then I got to write stuff on the front page. Now I mostly just bum around while doing grad school stuff. I'm also learning to code a bit.


That hip, guitar-playing bear is from Kokoro Scan.
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2:32 PM on 06.04.2009

Amazon selling new Dreamcasts

Following in the steps of ThinkGeek, Amazon has apparently managed to track down another forgotten warehouse full of brand new Dreamcasts. The online retailer currently has them up for sale, and is charging $119.99 a piece. T...

Justin Villasenor

1:32 AM on 06.04.2009

E3 09: Take-Two already hyping Agent to high heaven

What do we know about Agent, Rockstar North’s recently announced PlayStation 3 exclusive? 1. It’s an action game. 2. It’s an international spy thriller set in the 1970’s. And that’s about it. Pre...

Justin Villasenor

11:22 PM on 06.03.2009

E3 09: Protestors descend upon the Dante's Inferno booth

Well, maybe descend isn’t quite the right word. It’s more like they were peacefully standing outside the convention center waving signs with slogans like “EA = Electronic Anti-Christ,” and “Hell ...

Justin Villasenor

1:40 PM on 06.03.2009

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves closed beta kicks off today

Just an FYI for everyone that picked up inFAMOUS -- you can now put that shiny Uncharted 2 promotional code that came in the case to good use by downloading the beta client. (And since the 1282 MB download should take a good ...

Justin Villasenor

12:37 PM on 06.03.2009

E3 09: Command & Conquer coming to an iPhone near you

Yesterday, the chaps over at Touch Arcade found a demo of the upcoming Command & Conquer iPhone game tucked away in a dark (but still pretty damn noisy) corner of the EA show floor booth. As the above video shows, the g...

Justin Villasenor

11:29 AM on 06.03.2009

E3 09: Raven Squad still exists, pics prove it

If you don’t remember anything about SouthPeak Games and Atomic Motion’s Raven Squad, don’t feel bad, as we haven’t heard anything about it since I brought it to your attention nearly a year ago.For th...

Justin Villasenor

7:35 PM on 06.02.2009

E3 09: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up trailer

One of two TMNT games that Ubisoft brought to E3 -- the other being the remake of the awesome SNES game Turtles in Time -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up is a four person brawler set to come out this fall on the Wii...

Justin Villasenor

12:43 PM on 06.02.2009

E3 09: Tom and Jerry are getting an MMO … What?

Yes, you read that headline correctly. In one of the odder news bites to come out of E3 week, it seems that the classic cat and mouse duo will be getting an MMO based around them. The game is being developed by Typhoon Games ...

Justin Villasenor

11:50 AM on 06.02.2009

E3 09: Nintendo announces Golden Sun DS

One game I’ve always heard people rank pretty high on their DO WANT lists is a sequel to Camelot’s Game Boy Advance RPGs Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. But since their developer, Camelot, has been busy w...

Justin Villasenor

11:49 PM on 06.01.2009

E3 09: Dante's Inferno trailer tells us all to 'Go to Hell'

Hey, how bout that Dante’s Inferno? I hear that it has hacking, slashing, and a protagonist that slams large crucifixes into devils’ heads. Y’know, just like the original source material.For those of you int...

Justin Villasenor

2:58 PM on 06.01.2009

Faith and a .45 developer goes bankrupt

Way back in January, we heard that Danish developer Deadline Games had put Faith and a .45, its Bonny and Clide styled shooter set in the Great Depression, on hold because a publisher could not be found. It seems that was a p...

Justin Villasenor

12:35 PM on 06.01.2009

E3 09: Bit Boy!! announced for WiiWare

One of my favorite segments of RetroforceGO! are Colette’s WiiWare reviews, simply because of the ridiculously titled games and the ensuing five-minute long Chad laugh. Unfortunately, developer Bplus seems set to ruin t...

Justin Villasenor

11:51 AM on 06.01.2009

E3 09: Cooking Mama returns to the kitchen this Christmas

You can put the Cooking Mama in the garden, but you can’t keep the cooking out of the Mama … or something like that. 505 Games has just announced that everyone’s’ favorite fiery-eyed denizen of the di...

Justin Villasenor

11:00 AM on 06.01.2009

E3 09: Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena get some new screens

Hey there Dtoiders. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other on the front page, hasn’t it. Well, the short story is that I’m back from my lengthy absence; and just in time for E3, no less.So then,...

Justin Villasenor

5:39 PM on 10.10.2008

Former Warcraft III modders working on an online, team-based strategy RPG

LA-based developer/publisher Riot Games has announced that its first title will be League of Legends, an online team-based game that mixes role-playing and real-time strategy elements, for the PC. The LoL development team is ...

Justin Villasenor

6:42 PM on 09.22.2008

Windows 7 will automatically find updates for your games

Microsoft has already announced that the next version of their ubiquitous Windows operating system -- dubbed Windows 7 -- will be available in early 2010. It will, if the above image provided by ThinkNext is anything to go by...

Justin Villasenor