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Call for site requests - whatchu want next?

While Destructoid is navigating it's new spam war (one guy even posted a banner ad as a photo comment today!) we're also going through some new scale issues. People seem to be visiting more pages per session, especially around 9am, and...

 
 
 
 

Sneak peek at your future Cblogs Upgrade

In the next few weeks your blog will get a minor cosmetic update, but a major underlying CSS improvement. This is mostly in part to help us load faster on iOS 9 devices and Android Marshmellow, and also gets our code organized enough to l...

 
 
 

Feedback on our Cblogs Editor?

Hey beautiful cbloggers,On Iron Paladin's post I noticed a few requests to improve our Cblog editor, and wanted to better understand what the bugs and requests were. I was actually surprised that most people didn't love the changes, as I li...

 
 
 

Automatic Flood control coming soon to Cblogs

For the last 10 years, we've asked Community Bloggers not to post too often or once a day to prevent the community blogs from being dominated by one voice. The tradeoff is that you can't blog whenever the hell you want to, even though i...

 
 
 

Try out our new cblog editor

Big blogging update today! We've made blogging more easily (hopefully) by improving our visual editor. You can now easily import images and videos without having to use an extra panel, and you can now add tags to your post by slowly typin...

 
 
 

You can now schedule your Cblogs into the future

A feature that a lot of have you have requested is here! It just launched today (so we're doing some beta testing) First things first: our server is in Dallas, because there's less of a chance of earthquakes and hurricanes taking down your...

 
 
 

Thoughts on Metal Gear Phantom Pain (test blog)

Testing a new feature - sometimes when you're reading a home page story you'll be offered a chance to add your own blog response to a post. It will appear very visibly on the top right of the page anytime that game that particular game is ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Community Blogs Update: Redesign in progress

As you can see, we're doing quite a bit of work to our community blogs. We didn't plan to break the blogs but our new home page software just kind of ate everything in its path, so now we're going to make the whole site *and I mean eve...

 
 
 
 

How I got my mom to game: Adventure Inlay

My dad's a gamer. He's just naturally into them. We bought Mike Tyson's Punch out back in 1988 and I soon learned that I could not stand next to him while he was playing or I'd get a right hook to the face, years before Wiitards made this n...

 
 
 

Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ: New videos coming your way

You want more video? We're doing more video! Here is just a sneak peek of some of the experiments going on in the lab at Dtoid HQ. We're experimenting with different ways we can cover the news and have a little more fun with the site, and h...

 
 
 
 

When you see it you'll fap bricks

In pursuit of the upvote button suggestions thread and most popular comments, I've redesigned the faps button to be a heart. I've also added an easter egg that appears one in 169 times when the number 16 is selected at random. There's a...

 
 
 

Suggestions for the new Upvote button label?

Update 2: The people have spoken and I have made it so. http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Niero+Gonzalez/when-you-see-it-you-ll-fap-bricks-252805.phtml Update 1: Until we come up with something cool I just removed the word like altogeth...

 
 
 
 

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

1. Grab a fist full of butter 2. Crank the stove to 11 3. Set the Blue Oyster Cult on repeat 4. Wipe your hands on bread 5. KNIFE THE CHEESE AND SET IT ON FIRE 6. Remove the helmet and enjoy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes in MTV Road Rules

Has everyone seen this video yet? It features a younger version of our beloved podcast host Jonathan Holmes before he got old bald and tired, tired, tired, tired. More importantly, I need this video embedded on a web page for another pr...

 
 
 
 

About Papa Nieroone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

Don't be confused
when the fuse is up,
And you're taking a leak,
Into your brother's cup.
When the cup is filled,
You can run and be killed,
In the billion miles,
Of the muscles that build.

Radiation,
Feeling the force.
Karaoke,
Vomiting morons.
Frogs! Frogs! Frogs!

In love with gaming counter-culture. Where's my sequel to Seaman? On the hunt for the bizarre, offbeat, uncomfortable games that cut through the predictable churn of the gaming industry.

Early career:

You may know me as the guy that chased Jack Thompson around courtrooms, the guy that snuck into E3 in a robot helmet, or the publisher of one of your favorite games critics.

I work with the Enthusiast Gaming Network as Destructoid's publisher. At the end of the day my job is to keep Destructoid interesting, carrying us through the ever-changing games media landscape. In my spare time I'm also your webmaster, updating the site so Google doesn't murder us. Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage:


(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)


I mustache you where the cake is

About me: Typical gamer. Mostly PC, mobile, and retro. Favorite game of all time is probably Mega Man 2, though I have to pull myself away from JRPGs or our site loses a founder for three months. When I'm not yelling at people online I enjoy people watching and buying games for my dad, who despite being in his late 60's writes his own strategy guides and prints GameFAQs, which makes me incredibly proud.

My dog checks all my work for bugs:


I don't have kids yet but I have a cool nephew (and my Destructoid kids are enough, so people started calling me Papa Niero with so many of us breaking into biz),

I travel easily and inexpensively when I can. Sometimes I teach English to ESL students. I can speak and read a little Japanese and Spanish. I went to school for illustration. I'll post some old drawings here when I can find them. Of course, I drew the Destructoid logo based on the Japanese Smoking Robot toy.



I've also traveled through Habitat for Humanity, doing free construction work in Central America. Awesome times.


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 and try different strategies daily. I've crashed this website so many times I've lost track but I keep at it. That's been my story: fake it till you make it. I was definitely not invited to E3 but I just wouldn't give up, and now I've been to almost every videogame event all around the world. It took a lot of lost sleep to get to where I am. Years. But, if I can do it, then anybody with grit can do it. You have to be Stan Bush and dare, or at least Weird Al and dare to be stupid. Either way you'll make traction.

Live your dream! You only have one ticket, you may as well go for it. Fuck sleeping. Ship something daily. Build. Never. Stop.

This is me backing up your blogs:


Email me at [email protected]
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PSN ID:Destructoid
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