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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...


Destructoid agrees to be acquired by Enthusiast Gaming

Nope, it’s not an April Fool’s gag. Big news today, folks. Destructoid has agreed to be acquired by Enthusiast Gaming which is headquartered in Toronto. Yes, Mr. Destructoid is an honorary Canadian now (eh!). This means Papa ...


Free on weekends? We're looking for some contributors

Destructoid is looking for a few extra hands to help us with the smaller indie stories we might have missed during the crazy weekday news rush, and with the onslaught that is E3 next month. To apply simply send me a link to stuff you're wri...


Happy 11th Birthday, Destructoid Community!

Is Destructoid really eleven years old? Yee*.  *I apologize if that came off as anti-Cretaceous. I'd like to thank my momma, Jordan, Chris, Brett, Steven, Zack, Stephen, Holmes, Darren, Jed, Alissa, Caitlin, Josh, Matthew, Peter,...

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It's a new Destructoid today, here's a tour

It's a new Destructoid! The update was mostly set in motion to work better and faster on your mobile devices, but we also introduced a host of new features as well. Of course, with any new site there will be bugs, so please let us know if a...

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Hang out with Destructoid at PAX Prime 2015

PAX Prime is this weekend. It's a yearly, consumer-focused gaming convention held in rainy Seattle, Washington that always has a large turnout of Destructoid folks. And I'm not just talking about us writerly jagoffs, though we'll be there i...

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Big site update! New blogging tools, new social stuff

I hate when Facebook moves stuff around. You get comfortable, you just want to go in and do your business, and stuff's not quite where it used to be. So, it's interesting to be on the opposite side of that where my so-called cool ideas with...

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Hello from Destructoid at E3 2015!

[From left to right: Steven, Alessandro Fillari, Brett Makedonski, Kyle MacGregor, Niero] We're not leaving much out of our E3 coverage on the homepage, but if you want to go behinder the scenes, follow us up on Twitter for instantaneous sn...

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HUGE members: Sign up for your monthly Bonus Levels!

A few months ago, we kicked off a fun new perk for our HUGE members: monthly "Bonus Levels" newsletters direct from the Dtoid staff! Every month, you can expect a new letter penned from your favorite staff members sent straight to your e-do...

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Hello, I'm the new editor-in-chief of Destructoid

I started an account on Destructoid.com back in 2007. Shortly after that I was hired to write a few news posts here and there. Seven years later, I'm lucky enough to call this place a second home. I've created video shows for the site, writ...

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Where are they now? Ex-Destructoid editors in the biz

As some of you may have heard by now, Dale North (our editor in chief from 2010-2014) will be moving on to sunnier, though less 'toidy skies. You can read that announcement here. It's no secret that Dale and I have definitely punched each ...

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Destructoid alumnus Aaron Linde joins Gearbox Software

Destructoid alumnus Aaron Linde is now with Gearbox Software, reuniting the famed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time hater with his longtime Podtoid co-host. "I've been hired specifically to challenge Anthony Burch to singl...

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HUGE: Destructoid rolls out ad-free memberships

Many of you had said that you enjoy what we do, but you don't enjoy ads.  We get that. Likewise, we wish we could just concentrate on chasing the best stories, not pageviews. We want to offer more, but also respect our readership too m...


Browse Destructoid with your arrow keys like a boss

Would you like to browse Destructoid posts by just using your arrow keys? Here you go. The tool was created by the folks at Nextly, a cool browser app that lets you skip from one post to another at the click of a key, and also lets you impo...

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Dafoe Returns: Try Dtoid's new darker theme

Yep. Try it right above our logo. You will need to Refresh Page to see it affect comments. For those of you blinded by our stark summer redesign I now bring you a fully-featured dark theme, complete with alternate button styles and all that...

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Penny Arcade Report on ad-blocking, breasticles

[Minor update: I moved my CPM real-world stats from the comments to the post so that its more visible] Whether you're an aspiring writer, an established games critic, or a hopeful webmaster building your first gaming site it would behoove y...

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Destructoid turns seven

Our old readers know that I've been wanting this job long before websites existed, so to be here and celebrate 7 years of living the dream really just fills my heart with every passing year. I'm blessed. They still haven't banned me from at...

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Dtoid Memories: Fo' Da' Shawties

[Destructoid turns seven this Saturday, and all month long Dtoiders have been sharing their favorite memories from their time in the community over in our Cblogs. Here's Swishiee's... what's yours? --Mr Andy Dixon] It's hard to believe that...

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Half of Destructoid's readers block our ads. Now what?

[Webmaster Dojo is a column where I share my experiences running Destructoid, one of the last sites not owned by a media conglomerate or venture capital velociraptor. I'll sling exotic coffee bean water to keep servers on.] Relax. We're sti...


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Ghost of a Tale"Really, not tail?"


Sea of Thieves"Que sera, sera"


Isle of Dogs"It's Wes Anderson"


Pacific Rim: Uprising"You Can (Not) Advance"


Game Over, Man!"Let's hope there are no extra lives"


Detective Pikachu"A bolt of brilliance?"


Pato Box"Featherweight Champ"


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Spiders For Sale

Whenever I write an assignment or essay I always have the feeling Im just writing down whatever sounds smart as opposed to something that actually means

CaimDark Reloaded

Should modern Fallout games scrap VATS? I think


So DinoSir and I need a third person for our podcast to discuss Persona GameManiac doesnt want to play it because he is a Therefore, we need a guest speaker to come on in his Youd have to be okay with touching


#selfitoid I think I should prepare some ice right


Puppy Day? #Puptoid


Hey, Tarahumara people? I totally respect your culture and try as I might, I REALLY dont see


Its National Puppy Why the hell arent you all posting pictures of your dogs???

Nathan D

It is time to


Welp despite what happened yesterday my company has decided to keep putting me in that stressful Oh and no one else is backing me up with statements so mine basically gets tossed out


Even though I got a smaller than usual check and that makes my anxiety happen, I checked back in at Toys R Us Probably my last haul (< $60)



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