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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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3:45 PM on 02.18.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: We're giving away Hotline Miami

Goddamn do I love Hotline Miami. It's certainly the little game that could. It's bloodsoaked neon aesthetics and thumpin' soundtrack has made it one of few games I've beaten multiple times. Now, you can imagine my excitement ...

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3:45 PM on 02.13.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: The Valentine's Day special

It's time for that annual occurrence of public shame and humiliation: Valentine's Day. If that sentence wasn't enough to tip you off then know that I'm not a big fan of the holiday. So what is a guy to do to prepare himself f...

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10:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Gentlemen's Club: The Lego Movie is incredible

Remember back when we all used to watch kids movies? You know, when we were kids? Well, it looks like they've been taken care of while we were away. Last week Phil and I saw the Lego Movie and oh my god it was pretty commonpl...

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3:45 PM on 02.06.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: Delve into the EXTREME with Amped 3!

Since indie month ended, Phil has kind of been going nuts. If you didn't check out our last show you missed a hot beach adventure with Dead or Alive Xtreme 2. So, how has Phil decided to top that nonsense? Apparently the answ...

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9:30 PM on 02.05.2014

The return of the Gentlemen's Club: Akiba's Trip edition

Have you guys heard of Akiba's Trip 2? If you're not up on your crazy Japanese games I'll break it down for you: It's Yakuza but to defeat your vampire enemies you have to RIP OFF THEIR CLOTHES. That's right, it's like crazy ...

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3:45 PM on 02.04.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: Cheap titilation in DoA X2

Here on the Videogame Clubhouse we try to be topical. We bring you the newest and hottest games around. As you saw last month we brought you all kinds of new indie games with cool developer interaction. So, how are we going t...

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3:45 PM on 01.30.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: We're giving away Octodad!

I'm not going to get fancy with this post: Octodad is better than pretty much every game launched in the past year. In the hour I spent with the game last night I had more fun than I had in recent memory. Naturally, we're end...

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3:45 PM on 01.28.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: Mercenary Kings is fun and good

You like guns? Cool, that's very American of you. Now, if you're like me you love to customize things. Well, Mercenary Kings is here to deliver. We're going through this Contra themed murder-fest live and in person today on t...

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3:15 PM on 01.21.2014

Live show: Talking La-Mulana 2 with Playism!

Just for you guys we somehow roped some of the wonderful people from Playism to come by and talk about La-Mulana 2 and their Kickstarter they announced just last night! We will be playing the original while taking questions f...

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3:15 PM on 01.16.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: Let's get murdered in La-Mulana!

If you haven't checked into the Videogame Clubhouse recently you've probably not heard that we're having guests in from La-Mulana 2 and we're demoing world premiere gameplay. In order to prepare for this nonsense we're playin...

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3:45 PM on 01.14.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: OH MY GOD NIDHOGG IS SO GOOD

I'm going to cut to the chase with this one: Nidhogg is really great. I've been waiting for this game since it first started winning awards back in 2010. In the interim I sort of forgot that Nidhogg existed. Oops. Did you for...

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3:15 PM on 01.09.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: Climbing atop the Nuclear Throne!

Forget that year of Luigi nonsense, the real thing you should be celebrating is Indie Month on the Videogame Clubhouse. We're keeping the hype train a-rollin' with the fantastic Nuclear Throne. If you're not all up in this bu...

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3:45 PM on 01.07.2014

Videogame Clubhouse: We're back and playing Valdis Story

Ooo wee baby! I'm back and feelin' soooo good. I've been out for a few weeks so I'm well-rested and a rarin' to go. Part of my resurrection in 2014 is the beginning of INDIE MONTH 2014!  To kick off our month we're playi...

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3:15 PM on 12.19.2013

Videogames Clubhouse: RIP MVC and other acronyms

If you've ever seen the Gentlemen's Club you're already well aware that I'm hot garbage when it comes to fighting games. Apparently I've become notorious due to this fact. So earlier this week when Phil and Manny asked me to ...

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3:15 PM on 12.17.2013

Videogames Clubhouse: We're hanging out with Neverwinter

Remember back to all those weeks ago when we promised the Videogames Clubhouse would be a place for the community to talk to developers. We haven't really made good on that promise, but baby we're tryin' to do right by you. T...

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3:45 PM on 12.12.2013

Videogames Clubhouse: Bitin' on some dicks.

Remember when we played Call of Duty Ghosts and there were those awful dog sections? Well, as it turns out they were ripped off pretty wholesale from a game called Dead to Rights: Retribution. Sadly, Infinity Ward decided not...

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8:30 PM on 12.11.2013

Gentlemen's Club: Get hype on Samurai Gunn!

If you asked me earlier this week I would have told you that Samurai Gunn was going to be awesome whenever it managed to come out. Well, looks like Beau Blythe tricked us all and stealth launched the game yesterday and oh my ...

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3:45 PM on 12.10.2013

Videogames Clubhouse: What's going on with Knack!

Knack and I have had a complicated relationship. When it was announced I was excited even thought we didn't know much about it. I thought it would be a decent game for kids until I played it at PAX. Hot damn what I played was...

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3:45 PM on 12.05.2013

Videogames Clubhouse: Is CoD Ghosts really that bad?

Let's get this out of the way first: I don't like Call of Duty much. That said: I'm a video games Journalist. That means I'm a paragon of fair and unbiased video game review. Everything I say is a fact. That means you can loo...

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2:00 PM on 11.19.2013

The Core! The beginning of the end, part 1

Yeehaw. If you remember back to last week you know that there's a new sheriff in town. And by new I mean old. Now it's time for our plucky band of losers to get promoted up into deputy status. That metaphor was fairly inaccur...

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6:00 AM on 11.19.2013

Video guide: The new PlayStation 4 user interface

I was sold on the PlayStation 4 long ago. Sony's promise of indie games for the console got me all hot and bothered, but there was always something lurking at the back of my mind: The UI. I hated the UI on the PS3. The XMB w...

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2:00 PM on 11.14.2013

The Core! Whoa, next gen starts tomorrow!

I honestly thought that we had a few more weeks until the new consoles came out. Like, I knew they were coming out in November but that always seemed like it would be "a few weeks out." I guess that means that we're going to ...

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7:45 PM on 11.13.2013

Gentlemen's Club: Cait Cooke is here!

Is it still Gentlemen's Club if a woman is on it? I'd like to think so, because on the Gentlemen's Club everyone is a gentleman. The men are gents, the ladies are gents, the kids, the dogs, the games. Gents all around. We're ...

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2:00 PM on 11.12.2013

The Core! PS4 Countdown Day 1!

Wow guys! New consoles are coming out, and they're really expensive. I mean, I know the technology is really expensive but hot damn: those are some expensive-ass Blu-ray players. What? They're more than just Blu-ray players? ...

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2:00 PM on 11.06.2013

The Core! Wait, what did Microsoft say about the Xbone?

I seriously don't understand Microsoft's angle leading up to the launch of the Xbone. At this point in the game (PUNS) I feel like we should have a pretty good handle on what the system is and where it's going. Microsoft seem...

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2:00 PM on 11.05.2013

The Core! OH MY GOD METAL GEAR SOLID!

I'm not going to waste any time here: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has a launch window now. As you might imagine, that makes my pants really tight. I'm not the only one who is unable to contain their hype -- my co-host Phi...

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3:00 PM on 10.31.2013

The Core! OH MY GOD HALLOWEENLOWEEN

Whoa! You know what's spooky? I don't. I lost that ability back in Nam. Regardless, we've got a crazy show lined up! We're having the developers of Rocksmith into the house to talk about games and music. We're talking about a little game called The Witcher 3, and my favorite fighter ever: Slayer. Also, we're dressing up. Hoorrraaaaayyy! Halloweenloween!

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8:30 PM on 10.30.2013

Gentlemen's Club: 2spoopy edition is tonight!

Halloweenloween is tomorrow night which means that it's time for Gentlemen's Club's annual fright-fest! Living in San Francisco there are few things I'm more afraid of than hobo shankings. Seriously. One minute you're waiting...

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7:15 PM on 10.30.2013

What is it like to make a popular iOS game?

In my time at Destructoid I've learned quite a bit about what it takes to make a game. Typically it takes a group of dedicated people to make a large product. But what happens when the product is small? How about iOS small? It dawned on me that I had no idea so I sat down with Victoria Cheng from Storm 8 and talked about what it takes to make an iOS game for the mass market. Check it out!

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1:45 PM on 10.29.2013

The Core! StarCraf- I mean Call of Duty: Ghosts!

Sweet mercy! Remember StarCraft Ghost, that delightful StarCraft-themed shooter that got canceled so long ago? Activision remembers. You see that Call of StarCraft Ghosts trailer? I sure did. But that's not the only alien shooting you'll see on The Core today, EDF also got dated so expect a goofy level of hype.  Want to check out all of this alien technology? Check out the Core at 3pm PST!

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4:45 PM on 10.24.2013

Live Show: The Core cut off my PAX ponytail!

So I'm a little bitter about PAX East selling out already. By the time I got home from classes the three-day and Saturday passes were all sold out. It only took an hour for the three-days to be gone. You'll have to excuse my ...

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2:00 PM on 10.22.2013

Live Show: The Core! French zombies in Los Santos!

Hot diggity dog! Games are really awesome! Today on the Core we've got a really awesome guest. We'll be joined by Manuel Tovar, the founder of the Museum for Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland. If for some reason that's...

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2:15 PM on 10.15.2013

Live Show: Who watches the Watch Dogs?

Guys. Pokemon. Like, for real, Pokemon X/Y is devouring my life. I ended up pouring 22 hours into the game in a 36-hour period. There are so many rad Pokemon now. Have you guys seen Pancham? He's pretty much the greatest Poke...

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4:00 PM on 10.10.2013

Live Show: Lords of Shadow Crown their new champion!

Dale North made the official call yesterday and decided it was a slow news day. But that won't stop us on the Core! We're here to make sure that 30-45 minutes of your day are spent in the warm comfort of our embrace. Or ...

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5:00 PM on 10.08.2013

Live Show: News and dev chat with Blood of the Werewolf

Wow guys, we've almost been doing this for a month. I guess that means that we're like ready to go steady right? No? You heart breaker. Anyway, today we have John from Midnight City in to talk about Blood of the Werewolf. We'...

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5:00 PM on 10.03.2013

The Core: The Last Guardian, Xbox One, Sonic & More

Hey guys I'm going to level with you. When I was first offered to host a new show on Destructoid I was more than a little bit freaked out. Sure, getting to tell people about all kinds of cool video game news was always a drea...

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1:45 PM on 10.01.2013

OMG! WTF! Another episode of The Core is at 3PM PST!

Did I trick you guys with that title? Was it attention-grabbing? Titling posts is surprisingly difficult, you have to say something that tells people what they're getting into but is also entertaining. I figured, what's more ...

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5:00 PM on 09.26.2013

Live Show: Office Chat about Steam OS, Cartoon Link, more

Confession: I had no idea reading off of a teleprompter was hard. When I was told I'd be doing a news show I assumed that I'd just roll in, yell at a camera, and then get showered in free video games and booze. Apparently I h...

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5:00 PM on 09.24.2013

Help mold our new show to your tastes! The Core is Live!

Want to hear a secret? We're testing out a new show, just for you. Consider it like a cool present that you get to help build. Like LEGO. Yeah, video LEGO. Anyway, we're doing this whole thing for you guys so it would be awesome if you stopped by and checked it out. Below the jump you'll find the stream AND access to our super-exclusive clubhouse/chatroom. I'll see you inside!

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4:45 PM on 08.05.2013

Come watch us play Dragon's Crown live today!

In an awesome turn of events we've gotten our hands on an early copy of Dragon's Crown (spoiler alert: It's really really good) so we're going to pass along the good times with an extra special episode of the Gentlemen's Club...

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