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Thank you, from one unicorn to another

When I signed up for Destructoid so many years ago, I was just trying to build a portfolio. My first cblog was a topical reflection on Netflix's price hike I thought I would just integrate myself as casual user and enjoy my time by an...

 
 
 
 
 

What are some of your favorite aesthetics?

Around two weeks ago, I got Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite. I like the gameplay, I like the active tags, I like the new combos to discover, but everytime I see some of the terrible textures at play (like Captain America), I just groan. My...

 
 
 
 
 

I want one of these weapons in Nioh's last DLC

Nioh's Defiant Honor DLC release this past week and brought alongside it the new tonfa weapon type. When Dragon of the North released a few months ago, I was mostly underwhelmed by the design of the odachi as a whole. On the surface i...

 
 
 

Are you excited for Splatoon 2?

You didn't think we wouldn't go without a new topic of discourse did you? Well, not that EVO is over, we can proceed to truly important things. I can hardly believe it's been three years since the announcement trailer dropped, showing...

 
 
 

We want some pitches for a community podcast

Once before, there were a lot of community podcasts here on Destructoid. In fact, PStoid is still here! But there was also Lower Tier Podcast, I produced The Dtoid Fapcast, and then there was my personal favorite, Secret Moon Base! I ...

 
 
 

How are you liking ARMS?

Every time I look at ARMS, I can't help but think of the next Splatoon, and I mean that in a sense of a successor, not the fact that Splatoon 2 is on the horizon. The world is colorful and strangely developed in terms of context and w...

 
 
 

Halfway through, what's your GOTY?

June is almost over, the sixth month of our calendar. You know what that means? 6 multiplied by 2 is 12! Math tells us 6 is half of 12 and that 6 is most commonly accepted number of polygamy. We're halfway through this year! And what ...

 
 
 

Gimme your E3 report cards dammit

Look, E3 was busy, we can all agree. That was the week I picked up 3 extra shifts because I needed the work. Mario Odyssey cleaned up, and father's day weekend was around the corner after E3. Point is, every time a report card went up...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Is the community excited for Nier: Automata?

Nier: Automata is actually kind of a special game to me, despite no attachment to the Nier series. The announcement of Nier: Automata, being developed by Platinum Games and being exclusive to PS4, was what initially sold me on siding ...

 
 
 
 

We want to know what you think of Nioh so far

So let's get this out of the way: I fucking love Nioh. I've never gone from zero interest to pre-order so fast in my life. And this is significant because I've never been into From Software's brand of Souls and Bloodbornes. But Nioh's...

 
 
 

You asked me anything, I answered everything

Let's face it: we all react to the holidays differently. The holidays for me are hard since I work in retail, and this time around I've been having a tough time trying to bring content back to you guys in between retail work, extra wo...

 
 
 
 
 

We want your opinions on the Nintendo Switch

We all know you saw the Nintendo Switch reveal. The quick posts are transcending into pure energy over its excitement. The occasional negative Nancy brings us back down to Earth. Welcome to Earth punks, so what did you think of the Sw...

 
 
 

Monster Hunter Generations so far

This past month, I've been feeling pretty disconnected from Destructoid in general. Day after day, I worked in a warehouse, waking up at 5AM, scanning QR codes, coming home shit tired, and playing some kind of game to take my mind off...

 
 
 
 
 

Keep it classy: I love grapplers

[When we discussed the prompt for this month, I knew there was a lot of different choices to pick from. But to start things off, I wanted to bring back one of my favorite blogs I made, nearly two years ago. This is a blog about how muc...

 
 
 

Strider's personal picks for Pokken paid content

Pokken has gone down on record saying it has no plans for DLC and additional characters, but of course that doesn't mean they might decide on DLC down the road. Plus, Sakurai said the same thing early on in Smash's life and now we hav...

 
 
 

Strider's quicktip quickies: Pokken Tournament

Pokken has released to the general audience and I really like in the same way I liked Nether Realms Studios' games since Injustice. Both bring something completely new the fighting game genre: Injustice brought interactable stage items, w...

 
 
 

Waifu wars: the first lady of fighting games

Chun-li has had an interesting history which piques my interest in terms of waifu choice. Street Fighter is after all celebrating its 25th anniversary, and Chun-li has been around a long time to slowly evolve into my choice for this month...

 
 

About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Community manager responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.




Introduction post

10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
- Strider's favorite ninjas



~Friday Night Fight Replays!
- 09/02/11
- 09/09/11
- 09/23/11
- 09/30/11
- 02/07/12
- 02/12/12



~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
- 06/30 - The Beginning!
- 07/06 - Line breaks
- 07/13 - Tone
- 07/20 - Commas
- 08/06 - Balance
- 09/03 - Crossposting
- Write Stuff of September - Pride

~ The Cblog Fapcast!
- XCOM or bust!
- The show must Smurf on!
- ScottyG is on the line
- Hobo extraordinaire, Manchild
- The sorry game
- Girlfriend caps
- #1ReasonHow
- Holiday Revengeance
- My Hairy, Downstairs Fapcast
- bbreaking nnews
- Strider alone
- Oh the Injustice!
- Glowbear and hate
- Strider likes Animal Crossing
- E3 jinxed it
- The Steamin'ing
- Return of Pony Pals
- Quotation fingers community
- High as a robot with Lemon Buster
- I can't believe it's not Pisstoid with Nanashi
- I'm really [heavy sigh] feeling it



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