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WTF is Destructoid? Today we celebrate 12 years of madness

Gather 'round Papa Niero, it's that time of year to tell our best story: The story of how Destructoid came to be as a video game community. Most of you already know the story, so please humor us as we enlighten the new people just rece...


Photos from last night's EGLX launch party @ Raiders Esports

Thanks to everyone that came out to Raiders Esports! Definitely one of the coolest gamer bars I've ever been to. They built out a massive lan area in the back, had tons of arcade machines, Street Fighter and Mega Man murals, and tons of spa...


Canada's largest video gaming expo returns this weekend

You're invited to join Destructoid for an amazing weekend at EGLX March 9th-11th at The International Centre, Mississauga. This a shameless shill for our parent company and the closest thing to bringing you a full-on Destructoid c...


We're getting a mini magazine made for EGLX, and this handsome bastard is on the cover of the show program


hey folks, as you can see we have a very determined spammer in our woods. the person is hand-editing some of their blogs so it's very hard to block. I'm going to up our firewall and automated filters, if you can't post please email [email protected] thanks!


We're making some hats: Which one should we make?

Do you like hats? Do you like Destructoid? Do you have terrible haircut? We've got the cure! One of the guys from Enthusiast Gaming has a giant gifted boner for designing merchandise and he came up with these just as concepts. Should we mak...


Smilegate is launching its own Bitcoin-style cryptocurrency

I'm very bullish on the whole crypto scene for videogames for one very compelling reason: The promise of what blockchain can do for in-game item ownership of digital goods.  You see, if you "own" something in a videogame right now, wha...


Heads up that Quickpost access and Profile Page access will be slow for a little bit. We're working on the fix, thanks!


Testing photo uploads. Here we have a vortex of pussies


We're investigating the broken images on Qtoid, sorry about this! Should be resolved shortly(ish)


Cuphead panel with founders confirmed for EGLX, schedule

Cuphead was one of 2017's best offerings, and we still can't get enough stories of how it was painstakingly made, what was left out, and what might come next. Members of the development team have agreed to have us smell them in the flesh, s...


Are you a fan of Destructoid's youtube show, PreGame Discharge? I'm looking for a fanatic to help with show notes, home page blogging, meme discharge, and other duties. Please email niero@destructoid.com to identify onward as McDouchebag's blogging gimp


I'm talking shit, fucks, Fraggles, and ducks. (testing)


Hi guys, as you may have noticed the site's running a lot faster now, but some parts of our friends/follow have to be recoded for our new database software. You didn't lose any followers, that function's just temporarily off while we fix some other bugs


YouTubers NormalBoots and Hiddenblock to battle at EGLX

For the first time in history, witness an iconic battle between two major YouTube groups in @Hidden_Block VS @NormalBoots! The ENTIRE rosters of Hidden Block and Normal Boots will face off in deadly head to head competition at EGLX in Toron...


Hi all, we're going to make some heavy-handed-ish changes to get the site speed up and running, so a few things like post counters and sidebar features will temporarily be unavailable.


Quick site note: We're still working on speeding up the profile pages of legacy accounts and today rolled out stronger ad quality controls to prevent redirects from suppliers. Hope everyone's having a nice holiday! More updates soon


#EGLX: Tickets to Canada's biggest game expo are now on sale

Next March, Destructoid joins the Enthusiast Gaming crew on a joint mission to bring video game lovers together online and in person. We're expecting 15,000 people this year at EGLX, it's going to be YUUUGE! We've been hard at work putting ...


If you've got 40 minutes to kill, go find/watch Cremaster 3. Interested in your analysis. Here's a 3 minute clip:


Here's 500 beta keys for Ironsight

The free codes just keep pouring in: Ironsight is a new FPS due early next year, but grab a code and you can check it out right now. The game puts you ten years into a dystopian future where capitalist jerks with practical haircuts compete ...


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

I keep Destructoid weird. Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage, look:

(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache

My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:

I live in Japan sometimes.

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. When I founded this site in 2006 everybody told me there were already too many gaming websites and it would never happen for me. I ended up selling the site to Enthusiast Gaming and now I help run the biggest gaming convention in Toronto, and continue to work on this site, which reaches millions a month. Basically fuck whatever people think - work hard everyday and don't take no for an answer.

Email me at [email protected]

The most important lesson I learned as an adult is that everybody's faking it at their job - and faking it better than everyone else is who gets the job. Also, be nice.
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