Dtoid Community Groups

Around 2 years ago, Hamza a.k.a. CTZ asked a few members of the Dtoid community to create special meetup groups that would handle event planning in specific designated areas across the globe. From New York to San Francisco, the United Kingdom to Austrailia, these groups have flourished and expanded tremendously over the past two years and have shown us how the internet can actually bring forth potentially great relationships that have meaning and purpose to them.

Our groups contain a diverse population of people from different backgrounds and places. But, despite some of these differences, we come together for the one thing that no man or woman hates: fun. From the San Diego Comic Con to the New York Comic Con, the Mana Bar to the Sunnyvale Arcade, we make sure to have some magnificent times at both big events and our own meetups with no apparent reason to them. The Dtoid City Groups create social gatherings like no other.

We invite to step away from the monitor and hang out with some wonderful people at the next Dtoid City Group meetup in your area. Also, be sure to check out the various Google Groups, Facebook Pages, and Twitter accounts to help stay in the know of what is going on with your local group.

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Dtoid New Yorkpower-glove

Hello New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, this is the Dtoid New York calling out to all people in these three states. We hail from the Southern tip of New Jersey, to NYC to the great state of Connecticut and we want you to join us for all of the wonderful brotivities that we have going on. We have plenty of fun doing small events like our regular scheduled events like random parties and karaoke gatherings. We, also, do bigger events like the New York Comic Con and Blipfest (featuring our bleeping Chiptunes scene) as well. Although, we are primarily based in NYC, we are always willing hang out with the New Jersey and Connecticut crowd. Awesome places that Dtoid NY likes to frequent are the prominent arcade Chinatown Faire, the local hipster hot spot Barcade, the crazy toy store Toy Tokyo, and the New Jersey retro game store that was featured at PAX East known as Digital Press.

Please say hello and join our Google Group emailer discussions. We have a nearly 100 member Google Group that is constantly active with the most messages of any other Dtoid City Google Group. The Google Group is where we do most of our planning and all ideas for future events are welcome or could use it to just chat with us as well.

Remember, Dtoid New York is the only place where you can experience KittenNegro, Fistbumps, The Wall, Tummysticks, ATV Trails, Banksota, CakesterFan007, and the Guantanamo Basement.

Google Group
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr Photo Pool

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Dtoid Los AngelesJonathan Ross- blurb by Dexter345

Live in the Los Angeles area? Love games? Join DtoidLosAngeles! Home to E3 and several development studios, Los Angeles is a gaming mecca of sorts. Among the millions of people in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, we are a group of people who all share common interests; namely, we love games and we’re not afraid to meet new people. We get together at least every couple months, usually at somebody’s house, for games and drinks and more games (and sometimes more drinks). Since 2009, Destructoid has had an annual KarE3oke, which we plan to attend in full force until they stop doing it. Other events include trips to Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, or any of the several other theme/water parks in the area.

If you’re interested in what you hear, follow our Blog, join our Facebook Group, or most importantly, join our Google Group.

Most of the event planning goes down in the Google Group, so join up there to stay in the know. If you think you may be too far, don’t sweat it; we’ve got members as far east as San Bernardino, as far west as the San Fernando Valley, and as far south as Tijuana. So no matter where you are in the greater Los Angeles area, you’re likely to find somebody nearby. If nothing else, join our Google Group and shoot the Internet breeze with some like-minded individuals.

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Dtoid San FranciscoTactix

Live in the Bay Area? The Destructoid Army in and around San Francisco wants to meet you! DtoidSF is comprised of a group of gamers who love to get together and do what we do best… play games. Past events have included road trips to Sunnyvale Arcade to play DJ Max Technika, having NARPs at various group members homes for some Rock Band fun, and even fighting game tournaments in almost every fighting game imaginable :D. Not only do we have a good time with community, but seeing as SF is a hub for the gaming industry, we love rocking those events as well, such as the 4th Anniversary Destructoid GDC party, Giant Bomb’s anniversary party and various Capcom community events! So come join us! There are many ways to get involved and we’d love to include YOU!

Destructoid Group
Google Group Emailer
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube

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Dtoid New EnglandSenisan

The purpose of these groups as you know, is to set up a local community to get together for video game or NVGR related shenanigans. It’s a great way to have fun with like minded individuals who carry the phrase “Also, Cocks” in their hearts. So, join me Dtoiders in creating something wonderful in the New England Area!

We’ve held a few events in the past year and I had them summarized in this C-Blog

Dtoid NE’s Blog
Google Group
D
estructoid Group

As for future event’s we only have ideas floating around and nothing really solid. Well try to update as soon as possible!

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Dtoid Europe Hollie Bennett + mistic

Dtoid Euronoobs, Unite like the European Union!

We are DtoidEurope, a group for all you Europeans amidst this sea of Americans 🙂 We’ve got the benefit of free universal healthcare, so we don’t have to be as careful as those American pansies… Therefore each EuroNARP so far has been a race to see who crashes first, the drunk gamer or the overheated consoles?

Since last year we’ve even taken over the crown of the biggest gaming event with “GamesCom 2009” which officially had more visitors then E3 and Tokyo Game Show, so to celebrate that we’ll be having an organised visit over there to represent Dtoid!

If you’re from Europe, just join this group, even if you’re currently not even thinking about joining in in any events, you never know if one will tickle your fancy and make you change your mind. 🙂 You’d be mad not to join in our events, you can see what we’ve done before in the links provided below.

Please join our DtoidEurope Google Group Emailer and to follow our blog: DtoidEurope-Cblog, as well as our Facebook group

Regards, DtoidEurope

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Dtoid UKHollie Bennett + n0brien

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to DtoidUK! Destructoids official group for anyone based in the United Kingdom.

Not only do we boast a large number of members but we also have our amazing emailer (sending you cat pictures on a nearly hourly basis, which can be found here, more sarcasm than you can shake a stick at, some very sexy people and a German we just cannot get rid of! On top of all this we have some amazing community meet ups which can see us anywhere from UK gaming events, gaming industry events (Capcom never knew what hit them!), clubs, bars, karaoke, arcades and even frisbee, if the weather is permitting (don’t believe me? Then check out our Flickr account!

Destructoid Group

Around 2 years ago, Hamza a.k.a. CTZ asked a few members of the Dtoid community to create special meetup groups that would handle event planning in specific designated areas across the globe. From New York to San Francisco, the United Kingdom to Austrailia, these groups have flourished and expanded tremendously over the past two years and have shown us how the internet can actually bring forth potentially great relationships that have meaning and purpose to them.

Our groups contain a diverse population of people from different backgrounds and places. But, despite some of these differences, we come together for the one thing that no man or woman hates: fun. From the San Diego Comic Con to the New York Comic Con, the Mana Bar to the Sunnyvale Arcade, we make sure to have some magnificent times at both big events and our own meetups with no apparent reason to them. The Dtoid City Groups create social gatherings like no other.

We invite to step away from the monitor and hang out with some wonderful people at the next Dtoid City Group meetup in your area. Also, be sure to check out the various Google Groups, Facebook Pages, and Twitter accounts to help stay in the know of what is going on with your local group.

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Dtoid New Yorkpower-glove

Hello New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, this is the Dtoid New York calling out to all people in these three states. We hail from the Southern tip of New Jersey, to NYC to the great state of Connecticut and we want you to join us for all of the wonderful brotivities that we have going on. We have plenty of fun doing small events like our regular scheduled events like random parties and karaoke gatherings. We, also, do bigger events like the New York Comic Con and Blipfest (featuring our bleeping Chiptunes scene) as well. Although, we are primarily based in NYC, we are always willing hang out with the New Jersey and Connecticut crowd. Awesome places that Dtoid NY likes to frequent are the prominent arcade Chinatown Faire, the local hipster hot spot Barcade, the crazy toy store Toy Tokyo, and the New Jersey retro game store that was featured at PAX East known as Digital Press.

Please say hello and join our Google Group emailer discussions. We have a nearly 100 member Google Group that is constantly active with the most messages of any other Dtoid City Google Group. The Google Group is where we do most of our planning and all ideas for future events are welcome or could use it to just chat with us as well.

Remember, Dtoid New York is the only place where you can experience KittenNegro, Fistbumps, The Wall, Tummysticks, ATV Trails, Banksota, CakesterFan007, and the Guantanamo Basement.

Google Group
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr Photo Pool

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Dtoid Los AngelesJonathan Ross- blurb by Dexter345

Live in the Los Angeles area? Love games? Join DtoidLosAngeles! Home to E3 and several development studios, Los Angeles is a gaming mecca of sorts. Among the millions of people in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, we are a group of people who all share common interests; namely, we love games and we’re not afraid to meet new people. We get together at least every couple months, usually at somebody’s house, for games and drinks and more games (and sometimes more drinks). Since 2009, Destructoid has had an annual KarE3oke, which we plan to attend in full force until they stop doing it. Other events include trips to Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, or any of the several other theme/water parks in the area.

If you’re interested in what you hear, follow our Blog, join our Facebook Group, or most importantly, join our Google Group.

Most of the event planning goes down in the Google Group, so join up there to stay in the know. If you think you may be too far, don’t sweat it; we’ve got members as far east as San Bernardino, as far west as the San Fernando Valley, and as far south as Tijuana. So no matter where you are in the greater Los Angeles area, you’re likely to find somebody nearby. If nothing else, join our Google Group and shoot the Internet breeze with some like-minded individuals.

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Dtoid San FranciscoTactix

Live in the Bay Area? The Destructoid Army in and around San Francisco wants to meet you! DtoidSF is comprised of a group of gamers who love to get together and do what we do best… play games. Past events have included road trips to Sunnyvale Arcade to play DJ Max Technika, having NARPs at various group members homes for some Rock Band fun, and even fighting game tournaments in almost every fighting game imaginable :D. Not only do we have a good time with community, but seeing as SF is a hub for the gaming industry, we love rocking those events as well, such as the 4th Anniversary Destructoid GDC party, Giant Bomb’s anniversary party and various Capcom community events! So come join us! There are many ways to get involved and we’d love to include YOU!

Destructoid Group
Google Group Emailer
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube

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Dtoid New EnglandSenisan

The purpose of these groups as you know, is to set up a local community to get together for video game or NVGR related shenanigans. It’s a great way to have fun with like minded individuals who carry the phrase “Also, Cocks” in their hearts. So, join me Dtoiders in creating something wonderful in the New England Area!

We’ve held a few events in the past year and I had them summarized in this C-Blog

Dtoid NE’s Blog
Google Group
D
estructoid Group

As for future event’s we only have ideas floating around and nothing really solid. Well try to update as soon as possible!

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Dtoid Europe Hollie Bennett + mistic

Dtoid Euronoobs, Unite like the European Union!

We are DtoidEurope, a group for all you Europeans amidst this sea of Americans 🙂 We’ve got the benefit of free universal healthcare, so we don’t have to be as careful as those American pansies… Therefore each EuroNARP so far has been a race to see who crashes first, the drunk gamer or the overheated consoles?

Since last year we’ve even taken over the crown of the biggest gaming event with “GamesCom 2009” which officially had more visitors then E3 and Tokyo Game Show, so to celebrate that we’ll be having an organised visit over there to represent Dtoid!

If you’re from Europe, just join this group, even if you’re currently not even thinking about joining in in any events, you never know if one will tickle your fancy and make you change your mind. 🙂 You’d be mad not to join in our events, you can see what we’ve done before in the links provided below.

Please join our DtoidEurope Google Group Emailer and to follow our blog: DtoidEurope-Cblog, as well as our Facebook group

Regards, DtoidEurope

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Dtoid UKHollie Bennett + n0brien

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to DtoidUK! Destructoids official group for anyone based in the United Kingdom.

Not only do we boast a large number of members but we also have our amazing emailer (sending you cat pictures on a nearly hourly basis, which can be found here, more sarcasm than you can shake a stick at, some very sexy people and a German we just cannot get rid of! On top of all this we have some amazing community meet ups which can see us anywhere from UK gaming events, gaming industry events (Capcom never knew what hit them!), clubs, bars, karaoke, arcades and even frisbee, if the weather is permitting (don’t believe me? Then check out our Flickr account!

Destructoid Group

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Dtoid PhoenixDexter345

What is there to do in a place so hot that spontaneous combustion is a possibility during everyday life?  Stay inside and play video games, of course!  But if you’re sitting there playing Smash Bros. or Rock Band or ‘Splosion Man by yourself, then maybe you should check out DtoidPhoenix!  Situated conveniently in the middle of Arizona, DtoidPhoenix is a place for people from Goodyear to Apache Junction, and everywhere in between.  Heck, we’d welcome folks from Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma, Nogales, or wherever else around the state of Arizona you may find yourself.  We play video games and board games, eat delicious food, and drink especially delicious drinks.  Come hang out with us, and keep yourself safe from the nasty Sonoran sun!

 

 

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Dtoid Baltimore/DCBlindside Dork

Welcome one, welcome all! This is none other than Dtoid Baltimore/DC group, servicing all those in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to their fullest desires, and sometimes Delaware or Pennsylvania folk. What can we say, we are versatile! Keeping it real, we make sure we have the old school flavor with arcade cabinets to MAME machines galore next to the new stuff, cool action figures, lightsabers, and crazy stories by the grill.

From Parkon, MD to Baltimore, MD and even down to Alexandria, VA for the Buffalo wings and our increasing presence to the best gaming festival around, MAGFest, we like to Venture out to new areas with our Brothers and Sisters.

So come and join us, partake in the meat, games, zombies, and debauchery. We have a Baltimore/DC Google Group as well as a blog dedicated to gatherings. and get contacted. The only thing we ask of you…

BRING A TOWEL!!!

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Dtoid Northwest – comprised of Portland and Seattle/Vancouver

Dtoid Portlandking3vbo

Microbrew capital of the world, UNITE!

Sup noobs, we’re DtoidPDX and we represent all the ‘toiders in Oregon (and maybe a few from Washington, if we feel like it). Like every other group out there, our goal is to get together, throw down a few brewskies and act like idiots. We have NARPs, Track and Field Throwdowns at Ground Kontrol, shitty movie parties… everything you could ever want to do with a group of socially awkward nerds. So if you want to hang out with some fellow geeks who bring the thunder, join us today!

Our google group emailer is where we plan our deadly raids into the greater Portland area, and you can join us by either going here and joining, or if you’re extra lazy you can email king3vbo .

You can also follow our cblog.

Our chapter also has signed a non-aggression treaty with our Battle Brothers in the Northern Wastelands, in which we plan our NW MegaNARPs. These MegaNARPs are the stuff of legends, where memes are forged and gods are born. Your very weekend will be thrown as under as we come together and drink whole cities dry, whilst gaming into the wee hours. If you feel so inclined to come to these meetings of kickass and awesome, join our google group of win here, and prepare yourself for some god-tier fun.

Dtoid Seattle/VancouverDjDuffy/Kai

In the deep of murky night, the moon melancholy in its cloudy penitentiary, silhouettes file forth, like drops rolling out of shadowy condensation. Passing briefly through light, details emerge: fight sticks, Rock Band instruments, a mightly collection of hard drives. These then, are the doomed, the lost ones of dark portent, condemned forever to find solace in each others company and in a life dedicated to gaming. And drinking homebrewed beer. And eating delicious homemade food. And doing other stuff that, generally speaking, is pretty sweet. They are … Dtoid Seattle-Vancouver.

Oh, we also want to take you to the gay bar.

So far, we don’t do much in the way of local gatherings. But that’s because we start to think about partying, and then we talk to our Rose City brethren down south, and then the MegaNARP is upon us, and hope is lost. But where hope is lost, so is found chili, music gaming galore, and live rebroadcasts over the internet of Street Fighter: the movie, complete with our custom live commentary track.

Should any of this sound interesting to you – whether for entertainment or law-enforcement purposes – feel free to read our CBlog, get in on the Dtoid Seattle-Vancouver Google jamalama, or risk complete brain death by hitting up the Dtoid Northwest Google nabob. You were warned.

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Dtoid AustraliaFooliz

AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE!
GAME! GAME! GAME!

Australia’s gaming scene is rapidly expanding and DtoidAustralia is growing with it. We may be that out of the way country with the world’s deadliest animals, but those of us who have survived want to play games with you! We’re tired of being known for our archaic ratings system and getting games months later so we’re going to play the games we do have together! We have people from all over the country wanting to hang out with other Dtoiders and this is the way to find them all.

We have had many events in the past including regular Supanova meetups, Guitar Hero VS Rock Band parties and other nerdy outings! This year we have tripled in size and have big plans including our regular team at “Yahtzee Croshaw presents Video Game Trivia” at Mana Bar, Shitty Movie nights, NARPs and Friday Night Fights that are actually held on Friday Night! Events will be held in any city that Dtoiders can be found within Australia!

If you’re interested and want to be involved then join our Google GroupFacebook group, follow our blog or our Twitter!

Brand new…also check out the Destructoid group!

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Dtoid PennJT Icefire

Hey, keystoners! If you live in the great state of Pennsylvania- from Philly to Pittsburgh, from Erie to the Poconos, then Dtoid Penn is the group for you! We’re one of the newly-released expansion packs to Destructoid Nation, so we’re looking for Dtoid members from all across the state to come on out for NARPs and get-togethers. We are the keystone state, so not only are we going to be building our own NARP scene, but we’ll be routinely making plans to join our older brothers in Baltimore and NY (and our fraternal twins, the Midwest) on their amazing adventures. Drop on by- it’s going to be one hell of a ride!

Blog
Twitter List
Google Group

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Dtoid Austin/TexasSean Carey, blurb by Blehman

Dtoid Austin was formed by “Internet Phenom” Austin J. Smothersby in 1992, and was purchased by destructoid.com in November of 2008 for three packs of smokes and a Delta Miles upgrade voucher. Constantly trying to put its notoriously racist past behind it, Dtoid Austin welcomes all comers, as long as they live in or around Austin, Texas, and don’t have anything to do with Lithuanians. Or maybe it’s llamas. How about both, just to make sure.

Sometimes the members of this group play video games together, although why you’d need to be in Austin to do that, what with the internet and all, is beyond this bio writer. Sometimes they meet up and socialize, which again didn’t the internet take care of this? If you want to lug your hulking meatsack over to sit in a place with other stinking piles of animated flesh, be my guest. Shove some dead plants and animals into your gaping foodholes while you’re at it, and wash it all down with a flagon of rotting sugarwater designed to suffocate your brain. God you people make me sick.

Google Group

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Dtoid Orlando – Kryptinite

I know what you’re thinking, “Man, I would really like to hangout with some people from Destructoid who lives around me.” I’ve thought that too and that’s why Dtoid Orlando exist! If you’re an old member of the site or visiting for the first time, you know that Destructoid is all about the community. We are a happy bunch of people, despite the vibe you may get from various comments and forum posts. Do yourself a favor and let the people of Orlando know you are here and ready to party.

Feel free to join the FREE Google Group here and become part of the family. Have an idea for a party? Just want someone to hangout with at the theme parks? Make it known and I’m sure someone will come to the rescue. Unless you really are at Disney. In that case, you’re on your own.

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Dtoid MidwestJon Bloodspray

DtoidMidwest is your #1 resource for NARP planning and general merrymaking in the Great Plains. What constitutes the Midwest, you ask? Well, for our purposes, we’re including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, the Dakotas, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio. We cast a pretty big net, I know. There’s probably more to it than that, but we’ve never met anyone from anywhere else, so they might as well not exist.

Anyway, if you live near a corn field and want to meet some other Dtoiders, add DtoidMidwest to your friends list, join the Google group, check out our main Forum thread, and start talking to your fellow midwesterners! Rumor has it that we’re actually the sexiest regional group, but don’t tell DtoidSF. They get jealous.

Also, Facebook Page

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Dtoid ChicagoAwesomeExMachina

 

Chicago is more than elevated trains, over-sized shiny beans, and filming locations for the Dark Knight.  It’s also a city of gamers and now Dtoid Chicago is here to give us wayward nerds a chance to unite!  Still in its infancy, the Destructoid community here in Chicago is organizing to host gaming events, nerd gatherings, and take part in the video gaming subculture of the city.  Come join so you can suggest ideas, meet like-minded gamers, host gatherings, or just show up to a party with a fight stick and a copy of Street Fighter 4.  Welcome!

Google Group

Twitter

Facebook

 

 

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  A big thanks to the following people for helping in the organize these wonderful meetups and making this tremendous social venture possible: Adam Dork, blehman, Sean Carey, Jonathan Ross, Dexter 345, Dj Duffy, Fooliz, Hollie Bennett, JT Icefire, Jon Bloodspray, Kai, king3vbo, Kryptinite, Mistic, power-glove, Senisan, AwesomeExMachina and Tactix.

So, get out there and have a good time.

Also, cocks.

Jesse Cortez