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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 ...


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.


Mesh gaming router that's actually a tiny helicopter slash chilled cupholder


The Nintendo Famicom Mini is somehow still stock

There's nothing like rolling out of bed and playing Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, amirite? That roughly translates to Hot-Blooded Downtown Story or Downtown Fever, which was later localized as River City Ransom: One of the best NES games ev...


Apparently, if you only eat noodle-style cup of noodle you're an old fart. Michael Bay movies can't touch the action-per-second that this Japanese commercial packs in


I wonder how many extra copies of Thumper were sold together with Rez yesterday. You almost have to own both.


Review: HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap

It's been fun watching Oculus and HTC copy each other. First, Oculus backtracked on the bundled Xbox One controller with Touch. Then they sort of copied room scale (they call it 360 scale, and it's still experimental).  HTC has indirec...


Grab a Dissidia Final Fantasy NT beta key this weekend

Confirmation keys will be going out next week. If you missed the first chance, we've got more!  To join the closed beta, just follow the instructions listed in the widget below. You'll receive an email within a few hours with a co...


Enthusiast (our new Canadian overlords) wants to know what web design changes you'd like to see in the future for Destructoid. What's your #1 biggest pain the ass (besides ads, I have no control over that) that I could get to work on? Suggestions wanted!


My face in Tokyo 24/7. Cory took this pic!


Dtoid in Japan: Hands-on with Mario Kart Grand Prix VR Arcade

Despite everything cool I saw at E3, an official Nintendo-licensed Mario Kart VR was the most pleasant surprise of the year for me. It sounded too good to be true. A few of us in the press room had to do a triple take to believe it wasn't s...


is anybody still getting redirect errors on the site?


Destructoid has parted ways with Jed Whitaker. He had a great run here, we're proud to have been his publisher and wish him the best.


New Dtoid show pilot dropping soon! Recognize this face?

 from  japanator

Get Big in Japan with official Street Fighter V gym equipment

The chain of Don Quijote shops are sort of like Japanese Wal-Mart, and as weird as you'd expect that to be. The multi-level shop has everything, you name it. Fresh produce, fake Mario costumes, bikes, Gucci purses, the sweetest cushion you'...


Claim your beta keys! Dissidia Final Fantasy NT giveaway

Want a free beta key? Got a PS4? Try your luck at scoring a Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the spin-off fighting game with RPG elements, developed by Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja and published by Square Enix. In the game, characters a...


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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