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Sorry about the extended downtime, unix and hard drive mounting and stuff. Last night's hardware upgrades were complete, the site should be running smoother now! <3

 
 
 

hey Dtoiders, we're going offline tonight between 3-4 AM Central for maintenance. Apologies in advance. Stop by our Youtube if you miss us!



 
 
 
 

As much as I loved Mario Odyssey, I'm looking at this post game like my mom asked me to clean out my closet over the weekend. Why should I?

 
 
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Who won our Super Nintendo Classic? This guy

[ Update:  Congratulations C.Aalders from Green Bay!  Please check your email :)   Didn't win it? Don't worry, we run contests all the time.  You'll get the next one.  Thanks for reading us! ] Last week I woke ...

 
 
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Who is your favorite Video Game Music performer, on stage?

Have you ever watched a video game music performer on stage, in person or via Youtube? Do you have a favorite one? We want to know! Destructoid is looking the community's top tier picks to invite to our Enthusiast Gaming Expo next March in ...

 
 
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So super sorry the site was down today - we had a string of old hardware fail and some ancient documentation slowed us down and mistakes were made while recovering. On the bright side, I used the downtime to upgrade our systems. Should be faster now!

 
 
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There's a wrestling match at TwitchCon streaming right now

What is even going on here?  Update 1: Twitch plays Kaiju?  Update 2: They're calling it Glitch Slam. A monster hit another one with a green shell. This is the greatest thing I've ever seen. Also, there's two Hulk Hogans, I...

 
 
 
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Ban this filth: Fake Cuphead games sneak onto Android

Welp, it was just a matter of time. At least six playable ass-to-mouth Cuphead bootlegs are now on the Google Play store. Don't even bother: They are nothing like the run and gun shooter we love. Half of them are ad-filled guides. What's wo...

 
 
 
 

As some of you already noted, Cory was let go today over tweets in very poor taste at one of our vendors. I don't like losing good writers over something that could have been avoided, but it wasnt the first time he was written up. I wish Cory best of luck

 
 
 

Top 10 reasons why the Broadcast Energy Transmitter is better than the Xbox One X, go


 
 
 
 

Minor site update: I disabled automatic wide-screen resolution as it was causing the right sidebar to be hidden on lower resolution ipads and other mobile devices. Please turn that on in Manage > Preferences if you have a big-ass monitor. Thx!

 
 
 

I've got my quickposters, I've got my orange crush!

 
 
 

Thanks for reading us!



 
 
 

Vote: I you prefer images on the home page to be... (a) As small thumbnails, exactly as they are now (b) As wider/larger photos, like they are on Quickposts Vote now in the comments below!

 
 
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We're at Fan Expo - follow @Destructoid on Instagram

Near Toronto this weekend? Fan Expo Canada runs Thursday Aug 31 - Sept 3rd and Jessica Nigri will be there. Also, videogames. Oh, and Tim Curry. In what order would you prioritize those three?  Destructoid's Dave Soeiro ...

 
 
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Video game documentaries coming to Destructoid

Enthusiast Gaming, our parent company, helped fund a new documentary video series that will be exclusive to Destructoid. The production team consists of a web community called Gameumentary. The goal is simple: we want to tell stories behind...

 
 
 

I've pushed out a version of that the site that is possibly 50% faster but slightly uglier. We'll continue to make improvements as the week goes on. Sorry about the kinks!

 
 
 

heads up - I'm having a weird configuration issue with google and have to turn off a bunch of design related stuff, so the fonts are going to be weird for a bit. everything should still function as expected, we'll be online as we sort this out (gulp)

 
 
 

Youre all wrong. Hotdogs are steaks.


 
 


About Papa Nieroone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

I've been writing about video games on Destructoid for almost 12 years. It would be insane to stop now. I do a lot of stuff behind the scenes here, but mostly my job is to keep Destructoid weird.

Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage:


(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache



My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:



I've been to Japan a dozen times. Tokyo's my favorite place, ever. Good food, good people.



Sometimes I do volunteer stuff between gigs:



My advice to people who want to work in videogames is to just start doing the work, even if you do it incredibly poorly at first, until it just happens.

You want to be a writer?

Write daily. Eventually, you become a writer. Don't overthink it, that's all there is to it.

Live your dream! You only have one ticket, you may as well go for it.

Until then, here's a photo of me doing the nightly site backups of the community blogs:


Email me at [email protected]
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