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I couldn't put Cobra Kai down! That's what I call retro reboots done right

 
 

Top 10 games that Bill Cosby will be playing in jail? Go:

 
 

Its 420 tomorrow. What will you be playing?


 
 
 

We're taking the site down in a little bit for some quick maintenance (hard drives and backups). No code will otherwise be changed. We hope to wrap this up soon

 
 

Looking through some old folders and found this. "BABE I MAEDA HELLMUT"


 
 

I was putting up some dry wall, and there was a corner where no middle support beam was there, so I just bolted a bottle of gatorade inside the wall with an apology note inside and screwed the drywall to that. Move fast, break things, but always apologize

 
 

We're getting a mini magazine made for EGLX, and this handsome bastard is on the cover of the show program


 
 

hey folks, as you can see we have a very determined spammer in our woods. the person is hand-editing some of their blogs so it's very hard to block. I'm going to up our firewall and automated filters, if you can't post please email [email protected] thanks!

 
 

Heads up that Quickpost access and Profile Page access will be slow for a little bit. We're working on the fix, thanks!

 
 

Testing photo uploads. Here we have a vortex of pussies


 
 

We're investigating the broken images on Qtoid, sorry about this! Should be resolved shortly(ish)

 
 

Are you a fan of Destructoid's youtube show, PreGame Discharge? I'm looking for a fanatic to help with show notes, home page blogging, meme discharge, and other duties. Please email niero@destructoid.com to identify onward as McDouchebag's blogging gimp

 
 

I'm talking shit, fucks, Fraggles, and ducks. (testing)

 
 

Hi guys, as you may have noticed the site's running a lot faster now, but some parts of our friends/follow have to be recoded for our new database software. You didn't lose any followers, that function's just temporarily off while we fix some other bugs

 
 

Hi all, we're going to make some heavy-handed-ish changes to get the site speed up and running, so a few things like post counters and sidebar features will temporarily be unavailable.

 
 
 

Quick site note: We're still working on speeding up the profile pages of legacy accounts and today rolled out stronger ad quality controls to prevent redirects from suppliers. Hope everyone's having a nice holiday! More updates soon

 
 
 

If you've got 40 minutes to kill, go find/watch Cremaster 3. Interested in your analysis. Here's a 3 minute clip:

 
 

Hey Dtoiders, sorry for the wacky identity site bug. I accidentally cached full-pages instead of only the database query, so you were getting a page that somebody else saw. No account logins were compromised. I flushed the cache, should be normal soon

 
 

Confirming that there's a bug with loading profiles and other Q-post related pages. We hope to have it patched this evening during the midnight hours

 
 

Anyone having any trouble with the site since last night's upgrades? The database seems to be more stable, but maybe the site is a pinch slower? Discuss

 
 

site's back but qtoid seems to be down. investigating...

 
 

What Kevin said! Over the next week we're upgrading parts of the site to handle more load. We'll be offline for an hour tonight. See you later tonight!

 
 

Sorry about the extended downtime, unix and hard drive mounting and stuff. Last night's hardware upgrades were complete, the site should be running smoother now! <3

 
 

hey Dtoiders, we're going offline tonight between 3-4 AM Central for maintenance. Apologies in advance. Stop by our Youtube if you miss us!

 
 

As much as I loved Mario Odyssey, I'm looking at this post game like my mom asked me to clean out my closet over the weekend. Why should I?

 
 

So super sorry the site was down today - we had a string of old hardware fail and some ancient documentation slowed us down and mistakes were made while recovering. On the bright side, I used the downtime to upgrade our systems. Should be faster now!

 
 
 

About Papa Nieroone 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.
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