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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 Destructoid�s and Niero�s Birthday today, and to celebrate, I�ve 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...


Dtoid Community Discusses pt 6: Games that suck

Its time for another Dtoid Community Discusses, and this week we are delving into the scary world of crappy games. This week, our panel consists of Elem08, Prof Pew, Yashoki, and Poopface Morty. As always to check out some previous editio...


10 things you probably didnt know about Tactix

Whoa! There are a ton of these on the C-blogs! I've been reading some, and, although I despise chain letters and the like, I've learned so much about members of the Dtoid community that this is actually pretty awesome! So therefore, I pr...


Dtoid Community Discusses!: Achievements

"Dtoid Community Discusses!" Pt 2: Achievements Welcome to another edition of Dtoid Community Discusses! I'm glad that many people enjoyed the last edition we had about DLC, which you can find here. Anyway, this week I decided to turn th...


TheGHost as Santa = Major Win

As many of you may know, I recently spent some time in LA with TheGHost and DtoidLA. While there, theGHost, asks me a very strange question. "Did you receive a package in the mail?" It doesn't take being a graduate student to see that Th...


Dtoid Community Discusses!: Downloadable Content

�Dtoid Community Discusses!� Part 1: Downloadable Content Hey everyone! The new year brings many things�we get older, make resolutions we can�t keep, and we start a new blog series! I present to you, Dtoid Community Discusses! I loved...


Bionic Commando impressions

My last entry into the coverage of the Capcom RE5/Bionic Commando event is below! Like last time, for actual coverage of Bionic Commando, check out CTZ�s post here. Bionic Commando I can start this impression with almost the exact opposi...


Resident Evil 5 Impressions

As mentioned in a previous post, I recently had the chance to play Resident Evil 5 and Bionic Commando at an event hosted by Capcom in San Francisco. I decided to separate my blog into two parts to allow my impressions of the game to have t...


Capcom RE5/Bionic Commando Event

I went to the Capcom RE5/Bionic Commando Event!!!! There I was�playing co-op Resident Evil 5 a couple of months before its release with CTZ, while sipping a (free) Jack and Coke from an open bar, and feeling a sliver of the life of a games...


DtoidSanFrancisco Meetup Recap [w/ video!]

Hey! This weekend some of the members of DtoidSanFrancisco kidnapped Aerox for a grand old time in the city. Our group consisted of myself, Aerox, Topgeargorilla, Husky, Bleach Boy, Guttlesswonder, and Kapkomi. Despite the fact that mysel...


I Game, Therefore I Am: Dtoid LA Edition

Hey all! (Warning, pics overload) I had the most amazing opportunity this weekend to travel down to LA with Topgear and attend the Halloween party! We arrived on late Friday night and Aerox picked us up from the airport. The next day, ...


I Game, Therefore I Am: PAX edition

Hey all! Today has been one of the hardest days in recent history. I am suffering what I like to call PAX withdrawal. As many of you might be aware of, this weekend was PAX 2008. And, as was mentioned on the front page already, WELL OVE...


Sonic Hedgehog gene

One in the same??? What is that second picture? Well, I just recently learned that it is called the "Sonic Hedgehog" gene. This gene in mammals has to do with "organogenesis" which is the growth of digits on your limbs....apparently i...


I Game, Therefore I Am Pt 4

Hey all! Now that I'm all sobered up from my pre-lim celebrations, its time for my next installment of this weekly blog. Seeing how its the anniversary and birthday of the most awesome piece of the interwebs this weekend, I decided to dis...


I passed!!

Hey! This isnt a game post, or anything, but I just have to tell the Dtoid community that I passed my chemistry gradschool prelim! What this means is that I have no more tests toward getting a doctorate in chemistry! A Ph.D.! WOOT! I lo...


I Game, Therefore I Am pt 3

Hey all! Today's entry will be pretty short, due to the fact that I have the biggest exam of my life this Wednesday. I am taking my graduate school preliminary exam, where I stand in front of 3 professors, and answer (or attempt to answer...


I Game, Therefore I Am Pt 2

Hey all! I�m glad that a couple of you read and commented on my last blog! It was very interesting to read other people�s perspective on being a lifetime gamer, and it was great to see that many of you feel the same about being a gamer as...


I Game, Therefore I Am Pt 1

Hey all! I�ve decided that I want to contribute to this awesome community in anyway I can, so I thought I could start by posting regularly on the c-blogs. Since I can�t draw or do any art like many of the awesome people here, and I kinda s...


First blog post...a thanks

Hey all! I just got back to my apartment from the NARP party last night, and I wanted to say that the community we have on Destructoid is something very special....I had a GREAT time hanging out with other people who share the same love of...


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


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!


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 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