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Nobody really knows what Spencer does. Technically some sort of Community Manager Spencer has also been known to stand in front of cameras and talk to people. Additionally, he's a hot hunk o' man.

Aside from these studly endeavors, Spencer loves indie games in a way that would make most people blush and has played more hours of Pokemon than any one person should.

Apparently ethics statements are a thing we're doing now so I guess I have to put that here:

I'm friends with several indie developers and I worked at Gamestop at one point in my life. I really love hotdogs.

I'm pretty sure those are the only biases I could think to air.
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4:15 PM on 04.17.2014

Hyper Light Drifter is the developer's own 'dream game'

When you look to hard-hitting journalism you (hopefully) look to Destructoid. In keeping with this tradition we had the creators of Hyper Light Drifter onto our live channel to talk about developing the game while we totally...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.17.2014

Live Show: More forgotten gems with Resonance of Fate

Earlier this week Phil and I played Valkyria Chronicles and we realized something: There are tons of great games out there that people haven't heard of and we can bring them to the people. So that's what we're doing today.&nb...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.16.2014

Live Show: Wilhelm screams and motorbikes in Trials Fusion

There was a time back in middle school when flash games ruled a large part of my attention span. So many classics, surely you all remember that one with stickmen and tons of violence? How about that other one about violent st...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.15.2014

Live Show: Remembering Sega's often forgotten Valkyria Chronicles

If you're a fan of strategy RPGs you definitely know about the Final Fantasy Tactics series, and you're likely aware of Tactics Ogre, but have you heard of Valkyria Chronicles? Released relatively early in the PS3's life cycl...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.14.2014

Live Show: Look into the past with Jet Set Radio Future

If you know anything about games, then you know that the Dreamcast is one of the most beloved consoles. And if you know anything about the Dreamcast then you know the Jet Set Radio is one of the best games available for Sega'...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.11.2014

Live Show: We've got the full PAX build of Hyper Light Drifter

If you haven't heard of Hyper Light Drifter then you better pay attention because you're in for a treat. If you have heard of the gorgeous Kickstarter success story you also better sit down -- we're about to blow your mind. A...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.10.2014

Live Show: Bro-op shootin' terrorists in Broforce

I wish there were witty things to say about Broforce, but what can you even say about this masterpiece? It's a co-op (bro-op) game about shooting tons of terrorists as the protagonists of your favorite action movies. This see...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.09.2014

Live Show: The Humble Bundle Finale

We've had a crazy week, haven't we? When I started at Destructoid all those years ago I never thought we'd be able to curate a Humble Bundle. Look at me now, mom! So what are we doing today? We're bringing it all full circle ...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.08.2014

Live Show: How fast can you 100% Hotline Miami?

This has been a hell of a week, hasn't it? The Destructoid Humble Bundle is going strong, but it's time is almost up. So how are we going to celebrate? I'm going to play my favorite game in the bundle.  If you've never w...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.07.2014

Live Show: Light one up with Little Inferno

If you've played a game in the past generation, you're probably aware of World of Goo. 2D Boy's smash hit puzzle game is on nearly every platform imaginable and can be called a landmark on the indie game landscape. While...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.04.2014

Live Show: Humble Showcase Double Feature

Yeehaw, it's time for Humble game roundup day 2. If you missed yesterday's festivities you missed a rollicking good time with PixelJunk Monsters. But it's time to put that craziness behind us. It's time to jump into Critter C...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.03.2014

Live Show: Day 1 of our Humble Bundle Showcase!

In case you didn't hear the good news today, we're curating the newest Humble Bundle! That's right we're working with one of the best ways to get into indie games to bring you one of the best bundles ever!  Does my excit...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.02.2014

Live Show: Let's mess with Phil while playing Dark Souls 2

While I was growing up my mother always taught me that revenge was a dish best served cold. Well Mom, today the dish is being served lukewarm. If you checked out our previous Dark Souls 2 stream you'll remember that Phil insi...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 04.01.2014

Live Show: We're punching animes in J-Stars Victory Vs

If you've ever been to our live channel Dtoid.tv you know that Phil and I love some ridiculous Japanese games. That's part of what makes our partnership with Play-asia.com so much fun. In the past we've had fun shooting under...

Spencer Hayes

3:45 PM on 03.27.2014

Live Show: Cloudbuilt is crazy spirit Mirror's Edge!

I have a shocking love for games that make me feel like I can barely keep up with them. Sadly, there haven't been a ton of games to scratch this particular itch. Enter Cloudbuilt, the neon robot ghost speed platformer. Luckil...

Spencer Hayes

3:30 PM on 03.26.2014

Live Show: TUG-in' it with Infamous: Second Son

If you've never heard of the game TUG I wouldn't blame you. I mean, I had only learned about it a few weeks ago. As my producer Bill Zoeker (Zoey) pitched it, "Think like Minecraft but for your weird hipster people Spencer." ...

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