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Battleborn writer and old friend Aaron Linde leaves Gearbox Software

Battleborn lead writer and former Destructoid editor Aaron Linde has left Gearbox Software.  "Tomorrow's my last day at Gearbox" Linde tweeted Thursday. "Absolutely love this team and am incredibly proud of the work we did to...   read

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Site Update

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...   read

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PAX Prime 2015 plans

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...   read

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Site Update

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...   read

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Staff's shifting sands

Steven Hansen: Still Features Editor, also EIC of Destructoid Magazine

As we've just told you repeatedly now, Jonathan Holmes is stepping back from the overarching role of Editor-in-Chief, and various familiar faces are stepping up to absorb his duties as co-Editors-in-Chief. It's a pretty good deal. Holmes is...   read

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Wish you were her!

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...   read

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That site

Letters to the editor: Why should I keep reading Destructoid?

[This just came to our support email line. I thought I'd share, just in case anyone else feels this way.] @Support: "Been browsing Dtoid for years but these ads, man. They're out of control. At the top, the bottom, the sides, ads disg...   read

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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...   read

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Dtoid's new EIC

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

I started an account on 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...   read

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Where are they now?
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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 ...   read


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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...   read

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Dtoid memberships

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...   read


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...   read

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New Dtoid Theme

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...   read

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Hide your kids, we're going to Nashville next weekend!

Giddy up y'all! There's a Destructoid Hoe-down a-comin' up and you better grab whatever you southern people use to party. I'm going to admit, all I know about the south comes from The Dukes of Hazzard re-runs. That's right, our very own Joh...   read

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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...   read

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Bloggers Wanted: What's your favorite Destructoid memory?

[When we're looking for blogs on a specific topic, we'll put out a Bloggers Wanted call. Check out the blog prompt, write a response, and you may see your blog promoted to the front page! --Mr Andy Dixon] Did you know that today is Destruct...   read

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Dtoid turns seven

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...   read

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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...   read

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Community poll: What membership perks would you support?

As our esteemed founder has revealed, online advertising as we know it may dry up in the long run, so in the near future we will be accepting reader donations to keep Destructoid, Japanator, Flixist, and Tomopop exactly as you know the...   read

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Ad-blockers hurt Dtoid
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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...   read

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Check out

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...   read


Mr. Destructoid seeks San Francisco editorial intern

In the city?  Have some free time during daylight hours?  Can you write good well?  Contact us!  We pay interns in yellow dresses and Rice-A-Roni.  Send samples of your work to [email protected]     read

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The Official Destructoid Review Guide

It's been quite a while since we've updated our reviews guide from 2011, and now is as good a time as ever to set the record straight once again, and keep our readers informed of the review process. Please read this (or at least skim i...   read

Chris CarterFeatured blogger

Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! -----------...



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Hey does anyone know how to unfuck an image like this? had one of my friends take a stab at it but the bottom is a little too messed up


TDP continues to be one of my absolute favorite


Cant seem to find good rock songs these days, like I used Maybe Im not paying enough But I did hear this the other Enjoy! BAD OMENS - The Worst In Me

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Panic Park is insane


Oh, speaking of The Walking Dead, in case I dont get to see the Season 7 Premiere, PLEASE DONT SPOIL IT in the I know some of you people do that I had genuinely shocking moments of Steven Universe ruined because of


Just rewatched my favorite Season 5 episode of The Walking Dead, What Happened and Whats Going Like one of my favorite characters in the TV series, I hope I find peace when I I hope it would be beautiful, Just drifting away

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Oh we MMBN That DDoS yesterday? Because of DVRs and other smart devices being

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Man, the new Call of Duty demo was so bad it has me rethinking getting Titanfall this Soured me to the thought of fast modern multiplayer


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