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See ya Destructoid

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Hey everyone!

It's my understanding (after reading my inbox which I've neglected for the past five months) that some people may believe I died in a horrible accident. This is not the case and I thought I'd clarify today.

I haven't had a lot of time to write some articles for Destructoid Community Blogs mainly because I've been very busy and not very motivated to contribute. I'm very happy with the reception I've gotten on the articles I did post and it's always good to hear that people started following my blog after reading something I wrote. I like to please the few frequent readers I get which is why it's kind of a bummer that I won't be contributing to Dtoid any longer.

The past few years I've been trying to find a forum community that fits with me and I thought Dtoid would be such a website but a few personal gripes of mine (none of which important enough to mention here) have made me lose interest. I'm not here to get on my soapbox and list the reasons instead I just wanted to give a courtesy update to anyone who consistently read my stuff that you won't find it here anymore.

In the past week I've been working on my own personal website that's dedicated to the podcast I host every week and just general articles I feel like writing. Here's the website for anyone interested, but I'll warn you I made it entirely myself and its just a personal blog of sorts with a forum attached to it so nothing fancy and I understand the layout doesn't exactly blow your mind. It's a bare bones website and the only functionality it has is being able to read text, which I think it does quite effectively.

Right now it just has my two most well received articles from Dtoid as placeholders so I can see how it would look when I put new articles there. I just wanted to let people know that I'm not dead and this is what I'm currently working on. I'll be trying to update weekly along with the podcast. If anyone is interested feel free to check it out, if not, I'm glad you guys read my previous articles and I guess this is farewell!

Peace be with you.
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About DinosaurPizzaone of us since 10:04 PM on 11.15.2009



My name is Artie Augustyn... and I'm an alcoholic. No I'm not, but I feel inclined to say that joke when given the opportunity no matter how predictable it has become. I started playing video games in 1997 when my parents bought me a Nintendo 64 and pleading for one for years. I was given Super Mario 64 and Goldeneye 64 on Christmas, and a year later on my Birthday I got Ocarina of the Time. I eventually moved up to a GameCube based on the brand recognition. I was soon persuaded into the world of Sony after playing Dynasty Warriors and Vice City at a friends house, and now I stand before you with an Xbox360, Playstation 3, Wii and PC.

For the most part many people have considered me a "late gamer." I never owned a NES, SNES, Sega Console, or Atari and I get a lot of flak for that. I've begun an initiative recently to go back and play older games that people hold to high praise and you can follow that on my podcast which I'm sure I'll mention a thousand times in this blog.

In terms of my views on gaming, I'd like to think that gaming will one day achieve a level of professionalism and seriousness such as movies or books. I think there are a few reasons that this goal has been kept back. Many gamers don't take the notion seriously, in addition to many leading voices not knowing what they're talking about, and in general everyone's disbelief that it's possible for games to be something more than what they already are. Although, I found Destructoid's views to make the most sense out of what I've seen so far, so I made an account on that sole reason.

I think that covers everything.
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