An analysis of Destructoid’s Twitter word clouds


In this industry, Twitter is key. A lot of appointments are made and stories are scooped on the bite-sized social network. We talk on Twitter a lot. Sometimes, it’s even about videogames.

There is a bot out there under the handle @wordnuvola, and it specializes in reading a person’s tweets, tabulating word usage, and using the data to create word clouds that allow a viewer to visualize it all. The more frequently a word is used, the larger it appears in the word cloud.

With these, you might get to know us better. Who should you follow and who should you avoid? Find out below!

Andy Dixon (@mrandydixon)
First impression: Community fucking!
Best non-sequitur: Find better shit friend.
Videogames? Destiny, Doom, Mario
A sentence that Andy definitely said: Attention community: children eat drunk birthday spider named Andy.
 I’m surprised Netflix isn’t anywhere on here.
Rating: 6/10

Ben Davis (@_bbain)
First impression: Haha, awesome dark feel!
Best non-sequitur: Guy called night ‘pretty.’
Videogames? Dark SoulsSpelunkyThe Binding of IsaacBorderlandsPokémon, Animal Crossing, Persona 4 ArenaSuper Smash Bros.
A sentence that Ben definitely said: Jungle Man, suck mega hard shit.
 Lots of talk about playing, games, and playing games. This is pretty standard.
Rating: 6/10

Bill Zoeker (@billzoeker)
First impression: “Movie shit man” might be how Bill’s haters describe him.
Best non-sequitur: Finally, ass garbage.
Videogames? None
A sentence that Bill definitely said: Listen, stupid dumb idiot face man: dark stuff tomorrow.
 Chill out, Bill! Everything is going to be okay.
Rating: 3/10

Brett Makedonski (@Donski3)
First impression: “Love year games!” sounds like something a drunk person would shout at Shigeru Miyamoto.
Best non-sequitur: Break Facebook isolation, Internet.
Videogames? Assassin’s Creed, Alien: Isolation, Valiant HeartsRogue Legacy, D4
A sentence that Brett definitely said: Whoa dude boy, valiant pizza song tonight
 “Terrible” and “bad” featured prominently, but “love” beats them out. Yay love!
Rating: 4/10

Brittany Vincent (@MolotovCupcake)
First impression: Love email, haha games.
Best non-sequitur: Finally! Garbage.
Videogames? amiibo, Bayonetta, Senran Kagura, Dragon Age: Inquisition
A sentence that Brittany definitely said: Feel excited, touch big Jesse tonight.
 Lots of use of positive words like love, awesome, and excited. The feelgood word cloud of the season.
Rating: 7/10

Caitlin Cooke (@caitbit)
First impression: Love, life, drunk
Best non-sequitur: Men playing theme butt truth.
Videogames? Nintendo
A sentence that Caitlin definitely said: Tomorrow, husband better find Christmas Yoshi.
 Husband is pretty big, but drunk is bigger. Just sayin’.
Rating: 6/10

Chris Carter (@DtoidChris)
First impression: Chris sure does love his amiibo
Best non-sequitur: Definitely bad pre-coming
Videogames? amiibo, Nintendo, Destiny, Majora’s Mask, Super Smash Bros., Alien: Isolation, Halo, Bayonetta
A sentence that Chris definitely said: Wow, interesting Happy Star Club coverage today.
 The E in “review” looks like it’s eating the word “snake.” Very meta.
Rating: 8/10

Conor Elsea (@ConorElsea)
First impression: PC shit play hour!
Best non-sequitur: Seriously, fuck shitty Draenor.
Videogames? Plants vs. Zombies, World of Warcraft, Battlefield, Diablo, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, Terraria, Minecraft
A sentence that Conor definitely said: Xbox, play recording: Massive wolf fucking goat.
 Good lord, turn off Raptr, Conor. Raptr is terrible.
Rating: 2/10

Darren Nakamura (@Dexter345)
First impression: Playing boardgames!
Best non-sequitur: Basically food happy season. Interested?
Videogames? Borderlands, Super Smash Bros., Bravely Default, Civilization, Tomodachi Life
A sentence that Darren definitely said: Wanted Mississippi blue cheese pork, dang.
 I should finish developing that Borderlands board game I have been thinking about…
Rating: 10/10

Jonathan Holmes (@TronKnotts)
First impression: I’m pretty sure I’ve seen “Sagat feel Samus” on DeviantArt…
Best non-sequitur: Definitely watching big GIF play.
Videogames? amiibo, Zelda, Kirby, EarthBound, Persona, The Witcher
A sentence that Jonathan definitely said: Holmes Google searches rare astronomy fantasy.
 “Love,” “hope,” and “feel.” That’s our Holmes.
Rating: 6/10

Jordan Devore (@DtoidJordan)
First impression: Super post today, haha.
Best non-sequitur: Horror PC stories work nice.
Videogames? Mario, Pikmin, Hyrule Warriors, Dark Souls, Super Smash Bros., Battlefield, Rust, SteamWorld Dig
A sentence that Jordan definitely said: Yep, bad guy lost bad dragon bros.
 Very dense with videogame talk.
Rating: 8/10

Josh Tolentino (@unangbangkay)
First impression: Anime!
Best non-sequitur: Protip: Set Persona type high
Videogames? Suikoden, Persona, Battlefield, Destiny
A sentence that Josh definitely said: Warning: Asian dog mouth adventure party
 No surprises here. Josh is our Japan man.
Rating: 3/10

Kyle MacGregor (@DtoidKyle)
First impression: Nintendo games are pretty.
Best non-sequitur: Man cry, find boy.
Videogames? Majora’s Mask, Persona, Woah Dave, Super Smash Bros., BayonettaValkyria Chronicles, Drakengard
A sentence that Kyle definitely said: Persona review: worst Japanese raccoon games.
 Another game-heavy, big love cloud. Preach!
Rating: 7/10

Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz)
First impression: Haha butt.
Best non-sequitur: Serious flat ball music
Videogames? Zelda
A sentence that Laura definitely said: BDSM critic Patreon: PayPal Laura directly.
 Lots of podcasts, not a lot of games. Fascination with butts.
Rating: 4/10

Mike Cosimano (@MikeCosimano)
First impression: Best real video games!
Best non-sequitur: Hand-ass conversation
Videogames? Mario Kart
A sentence that Mike definitely said: Royal job: hot golden Cosimano bomb.
 The second time “spider” has come up. Why are people talking about spiders so much?
Rating: 6/10

Mike Martin (@MikeMcPhil)
First impression: Somebody needs to rinse this Twitter feed out with soap.
Best non-sequitur: Bitch fight sounds, woah.
Videogames? Mario, Deus Ex?
A sentence that Mike definitely said: Find/grab gorgeous mom coming machine, pls.
 Shield your eyes, children!
Rating: 9/10

Occam’s Electric Toothbrush (@Tee_Ball_Bat)
First impression: I’m not your buddy, man. I’m not your man, guy.
Best non-sequitur: Paula heard nipple lost
Videogames? Darksiders 2
A sentence that Occam definitely said: Paula Deen: white mouth eating baby shit underwear.
 How does somebody talk about Hawkeye this much?
Rating: 8/10

Patrick Hancock (@therealhancock)
First impression: There should be a videogame affirmation book called Eat, Play, Love.
Best non-sequitur: Today, watch better eSports frozen.
Videogames? Miiverse, Legends of Grimrock, Monaco
A sentence that Patrick definitely said: Remember Perfect Tank Dinosaur 3D?
 “Colorblind” is on here, and because of Patrick’s colorblindness, he can’t enjoy it. It’s the saddest story of our generation.
Rating: 5/10

Robert Summa (@summaaftershow)
First impression: Call Summa live; operators are standing by.
Best non-sequitur: Drivers share miniwheat farms.
Videogames? Rogue Legacy, DestinyChild of Light, Uncharted 2, Call of Duty, Don’t Starve
A sentence that Robert definitely said: qq bb14 wr250r bb dogg
 One of Summa’s top five most tweeted words is “Summa.” That’s so baller.
Rating: 5/10

Steven Hansen (@dtoidsteven)
First impression: Steven disciplines his dog using technology.
Best non-sequitur: Yes mom, giants dick plz.
Videogames? Persona, Zelda
A sentence that Steven definitely said: IMO, God tryna buy big taco money.
 Steven’s personal #brand is all about sports and dogs.
Rating: 1/10

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.