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Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ...

Oh, hi. Unless you're what we fondly call an "oldfag", you might not recognize me. I'm Niero. I founded this site a billion years ago. I definitely don't cblog as much as I should. Shameful! It's not without some sheepishness though...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Destructoid interest groups - try "Toidlets"

Try Destructoid's new semi-secret feature "Toidlets" - a way to tag your blogs to an interest group that you can customize. You can create a topic that any community blogger can now contribute to, and each group has its own fap counter s...

 
 
 

INVISIBLE JUMP ROPE

My roommates are an infinite source of entertainment. Here's a video I shot right before PAX. Warning: you are not ready for the sexiness. Parents, hide your daughters.

 
 
 

Hamza discovers the new Dtoid

On October 11 we'll be pushing out a major update to the site that allows you guys to form real groups, follow stuff that you find interesting, and a slew of other little secret things. In the coming weeks I hope to show you bits and pie...

 
 
 

Destructoid HQ: Sexual Harrassment

You know, I've always said that somebody should film the stuff that happens at Destructoid HQ. I'm just going to start filming this shit as it happens on my phone and upload the things as they occur. Today's episode involves a sexual ha...

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Community Blog features, new PM features

I come bearing gifts with spread arms and legs! Don't be filthy, it's an innocent gesture. New private messaging system You can now send PMs to Dtoiders that don't have forum accounts. You'll spot the new PM buttons next to the commen...

 
 
 
 
 

Why I love Destructoid (hint: it's you)

It's comforting to know that when I'm old and look back these years... I'll have so many great moments to recollect... and all the people I've met... some of which were weirder than others, and I mean that in the best way possib...

 
 
 

Venting: Destructoid's CEO is lazy and useless

Ever had your boss wake you up at 4am for no reason, then sporadically interrupt all of your following activities to then only fall asleep -- on top of the checkbook and your notes no less -- at the moment you finally get yourself to your...

 
 
 
 
 

Dtoid Labs! New reviews page GET!

Just a quick one today: We've made our reviews page a little more useful. You still can't sort by score but you can now narrow stuff down by platform and get relevant recent stories about that console on the sidebar. Give it a go, let ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

11 things you didn't know about Niero

1. I was born in Guines. The photos on that web site look like they're old, but those could have been taken last week. Those are still the cars we drive there and that's exactly how the town looks. It's frozen in time since the 40's....

 
 
 
 
 

Two quick usability upgrades to Destructoid

Tom made some behind the scenes upgrades to this system yesterday that now allows you to login with either your username or your email. While this doesn't seem like a big deal, one of the things I do the most as an admin is help people get...

 
 
 
 
 

About Niero Gonzalezone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

I keep Destructoid weird. Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage, look:


(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache



My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:



I live in Japan sometimes.



Sometimes I do volunteer stuff between gigs:



My advice to people who want to work in videogames is to just start doing the work, even if you do it incredibly poorly at first, until it just happens.

You want to be a writer?

Write daily. Eventually, you become a writer. Don't overthink it, that's all there is to it.

Live your dream! You only have one ticket, you may as well go for it. When I founded this site in 2006 everybody told me there were already too many gaming websites and it would never happen for me. I ended up selling the site to Enthusiast Gaming and now I help run the biggest gaming convention in Toronto, and continue to work on this site, which reaches millions a month. Basically fuck whatever people think - work hard everyday and don't take no for an answer.


Email me at [email protected]

The most important lesson I learned as an adult is that everybody's faking it at their job - and faking it better than everyone else is who gets the job. Also, be nice.
Xbox LIVE:Destructoid
PSN ID:Destructoid
Steam ID:DtoidNiero
BattleNET:DtoidNiero


 

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