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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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So super sorry the site was down today - we had a string of old hardware fail and some ancient documentation slowed us down and mistakes were made while recovering. On the bright side, I used the downtime to upgrade our systems. Should be faster now!

 
 
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There's a wrestling match at TwitchCon streaming right now

What is even going on here?  Update 1: Twitch plays Kaiju?  Update 2: They're calling it Glitch Slam. A monster hit another one with a green shell. This is the greatest thing I've ever seen. Also, there's two Hulk Hogans, I...

 
 
 
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Ban this filth: Fake Cuphead games sneak onto Android

Welp, it was just a matter of time. At least six playable ass-to-mouth Cuphead bootlegs are now on the Google Play store. Don't even bother: They are nothing like the run and gun shooter we love. Half of them are ad-filled guides. What's wo...

 
 
 
 

As some of you already noted, Cory was let go today over tweets in very poor taste at one of our vendors. I don't like losing good writers over something that could have been avoided, but it wasnt the first time he was written up. I wish Cory best of luck

 
 


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]
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