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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 05/02/14 + 05/03/14 and bbainisms

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Well, this has been quite a weekend. I was just gonna talk about the new games I've been playing (Mercenary Kings and Child of Light), but then things started getting really serious around the site. Namely, seven staff members (that I've counted so far) have been laid off, including Spencer Hayes, Phil Janca, Casey Baker, Brett Zeidler, Joshua Derocher, Harry Monogenis, and most surprisingly, Conrad Zimmerman. The Dtoid Twitch channel is also going dark for the time being. 

This is a huge bummer... I wish everyone who was laid off the best, and I hope they can find something else soon. They will be missed :(

All of this also has me a little worried about the state of the site, but I dunno... I don't want to jump to any conclusions. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens to Destructoid from here on out. There are still some fantastic people on staff, but the lay-offs are certainly disheartening. I mostly stick to the Cblogs anyway, though, and it's not like those will be going anywhere. As long as there's still a community in the Cblogs, then I'll still have a place to call home on the internet!



* - 10 things you didn't know about Nihil. He likes big words and he cannot fabricate!

* - 10 things you didn't know about taterchimp. He's got an impressive repertoire of blogs, jokes and technical know-how!

* - 10 things you didn't know about Pixielated. She's got all of the waifus!

* - Destructoid's Twitch channel is being taken down for now, and nekobun is understandably disappointed. An important conversation ensues in the comments.

* - Hamza takes a moment to discuss what's happening with the Dtoid Twitch channel and answer questions in the comments.

* - Joshua Derocher bids farewell to Dtoid. Good luck with all of your future endeavors, Josh!

* - Casey Baker is also leaving Destructoid. So many awesome people are leaving! :(



A - Titannel tells us about four obscure handheld games, including... Megaman, Bomberman and Batman? Strange choices, but a fun read nonetheless.







S - Jagger Gravning had one of his articles published by Kotaku!

F - Friday Night Fights on Playstation + Drunk cornflakes!

F - Friday Night Fights on Xbox + Zap! Pow! Biff!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + Fabulous Peach!



T - Derek Pietras thinks there's something sinister about World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

V - Video review for Child of Light, a fantastic game!

V - Another video review for Child of Light!

$ - May 2nd UK releases and bargains!







L - What's your Corgi name? Mine is Mister Squiggy McNubbin.

C - ashrawr is having a lot of fun with Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I'm glad to see Gulliver getting some love; he's my favorite character too!



F - Format fail, although I do love Dillon!



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