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Come duke it out at Capcom's Fight Club tomorrow

I've been fortunate enough to play Street Fighter X Tekken throughout its development, including defeating Seth Killian in a grudge match. So it's little surprise that I'm really excited for this game. If you live in the SF Bay Area, you'll...

 
 
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David Jaffe invites YOU to a Twisted Metal Tournament!

Upon the news that a new Twisted Metal game was coming out, many gamers couldn't wait to sink their sweet teeth into it. Well, if you live in or near San Francisco, you will have the opportunity to check out this game next Thursday, Febr...

 
 
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Umloud 2011: A Rock Band night for Child's Play

Gamers are a naturally creative bunch, and this can definitely be seen in the way that we come together to raise money for charity. This Thursday, December 8th, at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, Ümloud will be hosting their third an...

 
 
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Review: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

When Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was released, fans jumped for joy at the long awaited return of the Marvel Vs. series. With the addition of brand new characters, a new mechanic called "X-factor," and the promise of even more characters in the form...

 
 
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Interview: I Got Next, a fighting game documentary

As someone who covered Evo this year, I became enchanted with the fighting game community. There is just something about the competitiveness, drama, and camaraderie of the fighting game scene that is infectious to those share a passion for ...

 
 
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Destructoid's Extra Life 2011 round-up

Back when we finished the Extra Life marathon last year, we swore that if we ever organized another charity marathon, it would be too soon. Well, after completing this year's gaming marathon we sort of feel the same way. But having the supp...

 
 
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Check out Anamanguchi on Oct 30 with 8bitSF

Do you want to spend some time this Halloween weekend rocking out to some great chiptune music in the Bay Area? This upcoming Sunday, on October 30, 8bitSF will present an awesome concert at Slim's in San Francisco. Not only will it include...

 
 
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We raised over $6,000 for the childrens!

[Update: We raised $6,387.16 for the Extra Life children's hospital charity marathon. More details, highlights and a list off all the winners will be coming soon. For now, SLEEP! Thanks to everyone that donated, watched and helped spread th...

 
 
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Win over $10,000 in prizes during our Extra Life marathon

Dtoid's Extra Life Charity Marathon is almost here!   We are really excited to present to you guys a grand list of all the prizes that we have to give away as part of our EPIC 24 hour gaming marathon. Read below to see a lis...

 
 
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Destructoid's Extra Life 2011 24-hour gaming marathon

Extra Life is a charity event started by the fine guys at Sarcastic Gamer in 2008. With the help of over 100 websites and 12,000 donors, Extra Life has since gone on to raise over $300,000 dollars in charity money for Children's Miracle ...

 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV: Halo Reach

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wid...

 
 
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Ultimate MvC3 Norcal vs Capcom event at Southtown in SF

[photo credits: fixelexif] On October 4th, our good friends over at iPlayWinner and Southtown Arcade teamed up with Capcom to stream an "invite-only" NorCal Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament. Many of the top players from the Bay Area ...

 
 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV: Mash Tactics at Topware

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wid...

 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV: Gears of War 3!

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide ...

 
 
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Destructoid's Extra Life Marathon 2011!!

It's common knowledge that our world sort of sucks right now. With the world economy in trouble, the fact that my credit card debt is piling up, and the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, it's hard to find things that are amazing. One thi...

 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV: Max Scoville on Also Talks

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide ra...

 
 
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This weekend on Twitch TV: Chill with Phil debuts!

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide rang...

 
 
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Mr. Destructoid at PAX

Every year at PAX, several lucky community members get a chance to don the famous Mr. Destructoid helmet and strut their stuff around the show floor. This year was no exception, and we've included a gallery here of some of the pictures take...

 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV: Castle Crashers on SMH

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide rang...

 
 
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Checking out Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown at PAX

The recent announcement of Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network during the summer of 2012 was great news to many fans in the fighting game community. The Virtua Fighter series is regarded by many to ...

 
 
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Hands-on with League of Legends: Dominion at PAX

This year at PAX Prime, Riot Games had its own booth, and what a booth it was. They were showing off the new game mode for League of Legends, "Dominion," on a humongous screen, while shoutcasting matches to all who stopped by to watch. Pe...

 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide range ...

 
 
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Check out Meetup.Destructoid.com

All over the world, Dtoid community members gather to hold NARPs (No Apparent Reason Parties) to get to know each other outside of the internet. Well, the community team here at Destructoid wants to make it a bit easier for everyone to gath...

 
 


About Jesse Cortezone of us since 4:34 AM on 01.13.2007

Myself:

I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.

I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)

But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!


It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.


If you live in the SF Bay Area, check out the DtoidSanFrancisco C-blog and join the Google Group!

DtoidSanFrancisco

Check out the past installments of my DTOID COMMUNITY DISCUSSES! Series:

Part 1: DLC
Part 2: Achievements
Part 3: Gaming Journalism
Part 4: Next Next-Gen Consoles
Part 5: Retro Renaissance
Part 6: Games That Suck
Part 7: Educational Games
Part 8: Evolution of Gaming Music
Part 9: Gaming Merchandise
Part 10: Iconic Games
Part 11: DESTRUCTOID!
Part 12: GDC
Part 13: Videogame Movies
Part 14: Competitive Gaming
Part 15: Level Design
Part 16: Emulation and Game Modding
E3 Edition: Microsoft
E3 Edition: Nintendo
E3 Edition: Sony
Part 17: Triple A Titles
Part 18: Fighting Games
Part 19: Digital Distribution



Card courtesy of TheGHost


Rock Band tag courtesy of CutieHoney

Thanks guys!


Last but not least, Chad Concelmo and I are the same person. Go ahead and ask him. :P

Xbox LIVE:Tactixpimp
Mii code:0680 0947 9731 1775


 

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