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My Birthday video

Hey guys! This past weekend was a very special day, namely my BIRTHDAY! One of the benefits of being a community manager for a city group (especially one as big as SF) is that when I decide to have a birthday party, we have a FREAKING BIR...

 
 
 

Xzyliac's trip to PAX

Hey guys! I'd thought I'd share with you all this photoblog of Xzyliac's PAX adventures on Sunday! It started in the morning at the swanky Hyatt at Olive 8. Xzyliac was a tad hungover from the previous night but made sure to wake up in...

 
 
 

PAX: My experience

Well, I'm seeing lots of these PAX recap blogs go up, and figured I might as well share my PAX experiences as well. Before I begin, I just have to say that if I forget to mention you its not that I dont love you! There was just SO MUCH WIN...

 
 
 

Fifth Dtoid Communicast questions post!

If you dont ask questions, we are going to have a Situation. Hey guys! I've been asked my Spencer to put up a questions post for the next episode of The Dtoid Communicast, so here it is! Ask us whatever you want in the comments below an...

 
 
 

CA Extreme footage

Hey guys! This weekend, in Santa Clara, an event California Extreme took place in which arcade enthusiasts from across the Bay Area brought in their pinball machines and arcade cabinets for everyone to enjoy. Sort of like a mini PAX, you ...

 
 
 

Happy Birthday Destructoid and Niero!!

OMG! DESTRUCTOID IS NOW 4 YEARS OLD! One of my favorite Mr. Destructoid pics It really is uncanny thinking about how long I've been on this site, and what Destructoid and the crew have done for me. This past year on Dtoid has been one ...

 
 
 

Happy Birthday Jonathan Ross!

Today is a special day, cause everyone's favorite wine-drinking, Survivor-loving, Blanka-playing editor is one year older! So, here's to Jonathan Ross, also known as Aerox! Thanks for all the Fanboy Fridays and for being an amazing per...

 
 
 

Snooki Saturday! [NVGR]

f you aren't aware of the wonder that is Jersey Shore, you should be. This show has it all, drunken parties, fights, and duck phones. But above all, this show has one of the greatest people on the face of the earth, the queen of the guide...

 
 
 

I win Dtoid Secret Santa. The end.

There have been many epic gifts presented to members of the community thanks to the Dtoid Secret Santa organized by Cataract. Its cool to see how generous we are to each other and just shows how Destructoid is unlike any other gaming commu...

 
 
 

Internet famous for 5 seconds! [Shortblog]

This Wednesday, DtoidSF had a chance to go to Umloud, a Child's Play Charity Event. While a proper recap blog is coming soon (with pictures!), I just had to share this... I'm internet famous on Gamepro for 5 seconds! Check the 0:27 mark ...

 
 
 
 

Team Fedora

I promised I'd do something with the Team Fedora pics, so here it is! I totally learned how to use iMovie, and made a youtube video! Watch below! Music: "These are the Days" by Jaime Cullum

 
 
 

Post Pax 09

Post Pax 09 As I lie in bed, fever and all, I decided to try to get my post-PAX thoughts in a blog. It took nearly 20 minutes of thinking (and chatting on irc) to even know where to begin. I decided to begin here: Start: I was really e...

 
 
 

Why I love Destructoid...

You get me on rides I dont want to get on. I get to go to cool events. I hang out with the most amazing people regularly And I know its been shown before, but really it goes without saying... I love you guys.

 
 
 

Dtoid Community Discusses pt 18: Fighting Games

Hey guys! Have you missed me? Itís been so freaking long since I last did a DCD, and for that I apologize. Research has been really busy as of late, but its all for good reason, since Iíve pretty much achieved a total synthesis of my targ...

 
 
 

Happy Birthday Ben PerLee!

A Very Special Birthday Story.....by Tactix One day there was a guy named Ben PerLee. He got dressed all fancy pants like this: But then his umbrella broke... and it made Ben like this: And he decided to take a nap in sadness, bu...

 
 
 
 

Dtoid Community Discusses E3 Edition: Sony

Welcome to the last edition of the E3 coverage of Dtoid Community Discusses! Today, we focus on Sony's presenation...to check out the Microsoft edition and Nintendo edition just click on those links! To read what Guttlesswonder, Tdiddy, ...

 
 
 

Dtoid Community Discusses E3 Edition: Nintendo

Welcome back to part 2 of the epic E3 Destructoid Community Discusses! On Monday, we brought you impressions of Microsoft's presentation by Dtoid community members (which you can check out here. For today's edition, we bring you impressi...

 
 
 

Dtoid Community Discusses E3 Edition: Microsoft

Welcome to an extra special edition of Dtoid Community Discusses! Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that E3 happened last week. Destructoid has brought you the greatest coverage of one of the largest game conventions, fro...

 
 
 
 

Dtoid Community Discusses pt 15: Level Design

Hey there! Sorry for the day late DCD, but I had an EPIC day of volleyball on Sunday, which cause me to pass out really early and not have time to put this together.....but its here now, so you can stop writing your congressman about the l...

 
 
 
 
 

Dtoid Community Discusses pt 12: GDC

Hey all! Long time no discuss! Its been a crazy month with the Anniversary party and GDC happenings here in San Francisco that its been pretty hard to keep my blogging going. Coupled with the fact that grad school has been really busy la...

 
 
 

GDC '09: Destructoid knows how to party

The Game Developers conference has come and gone, and Destructoid has been working hard to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news.... ...but look, Destructoid also drinks. And therefore I bring you pictures of how Destructoid likes ...

 
 
 

En memoria de Senor Alejandro

Soy muy triste esta noche por que unos de mis amigos se murio...Vexed Alejandro era un amigo muy amable y tienia un grande corazon. Un momento, el estaba hablando con nosotros en Skype, y un otro momento, dormio y seguiente vomito encima d...

 
 
 

Dtoid Community Discusses pt 11: Destructoid

Its Destructoidís and Nieroís Birthday today, and to celebrate, Iíve decided to put together a very special Dtoid Community Discusses! I was originally going to take the week off because of all the birthday C-blogs that I knew were going t...

 
 
 

Dtoid Community Discusses pt 10: Iconic Games

Time for the tenth edition of Dtoid Community Discusses! This week we have a whopper of a discussion about iconic games. There are tons of videogames out on the market, but only a few that can even be considered iconic games. As usual, h...

 
 
 

About Jesse Cortezone of us since 4:34 AM on 01.13.2007

Myself:

I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.

I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)

But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!


It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.


If you live in the SF Bay Area, check out the DtoidSanFrancisco C-blog and join the Google Group!

DtoidSanFrancisco

Check out the past installments of my DTOID COMMUNITY DISCUSSES! Series:

Part 1: DLC
Part 2: Achievements
Part 3: Gaming Journalism
Part 4: Next Next-Gen Consoles
Part 5: Retro Renaissance
Part 6: Games That Suck
Part 7: Educational Games
Part 8: Evolution of Gaming Music
Part 9: Gaming Merchandise
Part 10: Iconic Games
Part 11: DESTRUCTOID!
Part 12: GDC
Part 13: Videogame Movies
Part 14: Competitive Gaming
Part 15: Level Design
Part 16: Emulation and Game Modding
E3 Edition: Microsoft
E3 Edition: Nintendo
E3 Edition: Sony
Part 17: Triple A Titles
Part 18: Fighting Games
Part 19: Digital Distribution



Card courtesy of TheGHost


Rock Band tag courtesy of CutieHoney

Thanks guys!


Last but not least, Chad Concelmo and I are the same person. Go ahead and ask him. :P

 
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