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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

 
 
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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

 
 
 
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#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:



 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 

Hey Dtoiders, sorry for the wacky identity site bug. I accidentally cached full-pages instead of only the database query, so you were getting a page that somebody else saw. No account logins were compromised. I flushed the cache, should be normal soon

 
 
 
 

Confirming that there's a bug with loading profiles and other Q-post related pages. We hope to have it patched this evening during the midnight hours

 
 
 

Anyone having any trouble with the site since last night's upgrades? The database seems to be more stable, but maybe the site is a pinch slower? Discuss

 
 
 

site's back but qtoid seems to be down. investigating...

 
 
 

What Kevin said! Over the next week we're upgrading parts of the site to handle more load. We'll be offline for an hour tonight. See you later tonight!

 
 
 

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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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]
Xbox LIVE:Destructoid
PSN ID:Destructoid
Steam ID:DtoidNiero
BattleNET:DtoidNiero


 

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