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Did you guys catch that swing at Destructoid at the end of Zero Punctuation? ITS ON YAHTZ


 
 
 

We're seeing an increased number of spam actions recently, so I made our firewall rules more severe. This may accidentally send you captcha notices. If that's happening to you please email me your username and public IP address for whitelisting. Thx!

 
 
 
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Are you super obsessed with PC Gaming? Come write for us

Real quick - our sister site PCInvasion.com is looking for additional assistant news writers to join the ranks.  We are specifically looking for deep, frothing, absolutely skeptical and cunning bastards to size up everything that is go...

 
 
 

We just witnessed a boss-level mom perform this at karaoke



 
 
 

What's your all-time favorite Destructoid headline?

 
 
 
 

Anime is saved: A new series featuring yakuza thugs getting gender reassignment surgeries to become j-pop idols begins in July



 
 
 
 

I couldn't put Cobra Kai down! That's what I call retro reboots done right

 
 
 
 
 
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DailyEsports is hiring, get paid to write about your passion

Destructoid's future sister esports site is called DailyEsports.tv, a project our parent company recently acquired. It's day zero and we're staffing with a brand new editorial team.  Come help us turn this husk of a Wordpress blog into...

 
 
 
 

Top 10 games that Bill Cosby will be playing in jail? Go:

 
 
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Destructoid fan design project update

[Update: We couldn't really come to an agreement on what to do in the Campfire chat, or even choose a top design, so we've decided to close this contest and will not be redesigning the site any time soon.  Thanks to everyone who partic...

 
 
 

Its 420 tomorrow. What will you be playing?


 
 
 
 

We're taking the site down in a little bit for some quick maintenance (hard drives and backups). No code will otherwise be changed. We hope to wrap this up soon

 
 
 

Looking through some old folders and found this. "BABE I MAEDA HELLMUT"


 
 
 

I was putting up some dry wall, and there was a corner where no middle support beam was there, so I just bolted a bottle of gatorade inside the wall with an apology note inside and screwed the drywall to that. Move fast, break things, but always apologize

 
 
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Poll: Do you like me? Write Y or N

Ben writes: "I am currently failing a class because of this hole puncher! We were allowed to bring in a 4x6 notecard with notes for a test. I made one out of an 8 1/2x 11 piece of paper, and measured a 4x6 rectangle out of it using this, AN...

 
 
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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...

 
 


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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