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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!

 
 
 

As some of you already noted, Cory was let go today over tweets in very poor taste at one of our vendors. I don't like losing good writers over something that could have been avoided, but it wasnt the first time he was written up. I wish Cory best of luck

 
 

Top 10 reasons why the Broadcast Energy Transmitter is better than the Xbox One X, go


 
 
 

Minor site update: I disabled automatic wide-screen resolution as it was causing the right sidebar to be hidden on lower resolution ipads and other mobile devices. Please turn that on in Manage > Preferences if you have a big-ass monitor. Thx!

 
 

I've got my quickposters, I've got my orange crush!

 
 
 

Vote: I you prefer images on the home page to be... (a) As small thumbnails, exactly as they are now (b) As wider/larger photos, like they are on Quickposts Vote now in the comments below!

 
 

I've pushed out a version of that the site that is possibly 50% faster but slightly uglier. We'll continue to make improvements as the week goes on. Sorry about the kinks!

 
 

heads up - I'm having a weird configuration issue with google and have to turn off a bunch of design related stuff, so the fonts are going to be weird for a bit. everything should still function as expected, we'll be online as we sort this out (gulp)

 
 

Youre all wrong. Hotdogs are steaks.


 
 

Mesh gaming router that's actually a tiny helicopter slash chilled cupholder

 
 

Apparently, if you only eat noodle-style cup of noodle you're an old fart. Michael Bay movies can't touch the action-per-second that this Japanese commercial packs in

 
 
 

I wonder how many extra copies of Thumper were sold together with Rez yesterday. You almost have to own both.

 
 

Enthusiast (our new Canadian overlords) wants to know what web design changes you'd like to see in the future for Destructoid. What's your #1 biggest pain the ass (besides ads, I have no control over that) that I could get to work on? Suggestions wanted!

 
 

My face in Tokyo 24/7. Cory took this pic!


 
 

is anybody still getting redirect errors on the site?

 
 
 

Destructoid has parted ways with Jed Whitaker. He had a great run here, we're proud to have been his publisher and wish him the best.

 
 

New Dtoid show pilot dropping soon! Recognize this face?


 
 
 

I found some Street Fighter V gym equipment that's going up later today. In the meantime here's a before and after that's so Cawaiii


 
 

I finished Mario Kart VR! Video review with Lyle coming soon (hint: it was fucking amazeballs)


 
 

All Dtoid servers and functions should be back to normal. Please hit me up at support@destructoid.com if you find any more bugs. If you're a PHP Developer and want to build something cool with us in your spare time we could definitely use the help!

 
 

We're running a little maintenance on the site right now, sorry for the bugs! We'll be back at full speed soon

 
 

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

I've been writing about video games on Destructoid for almost 12 years. It would be insane to stop now. I do a lot of stuff behind the scenes here, but mostly my job is to keep Destructoid weird.

Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage:


(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache



My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:



I've been to Japan a dozen times. Tokyo's my favorite place, ever. Good food, good people.



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.

Until then, here's a photo of me doing the nightly site backups of the community blogs:


Email me at [email protected]
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PSN ID:Destructoid
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