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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!

 
 
 

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

 
 

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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