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Kevin McClusky

I'm a longtime member of Destructoid, and you may have known me in a prior life as Qalamari. ...


The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers . http://i.imgur.com/V523K.jpg?1 I'm a ...

James Sanders

One of us since 4:40 AM on 10.02.2012

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Pixie The Fairy

Member of the Destructoid community team, moderator, hunter (or is that hooter?), part-time samurai catgirl and aspiring queen of the fairies. I am not affiliated with Atlus and cannot fit in you...

Mike Sounders

KIIIING! KIIIING! KING GAINER! [IMG]http://s8.postimg.org/7xhoykbd1/mx_F1rr_X.gif[/IMG] For disclosure purposes, I have backed the following kickstarter campaigns: Mega Man The Board Game Exp...

Tianxiao Ma

I love all things gaming, most things anime, and definitely some things PVC. I'm also a photographer and internet personality! Check out my toy-related coverage on

Niero Gonzalez

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 chec...

Darren Nakamura

Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strateg...

Josh Tolentino

When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh serves as Managing Editor for Japanator, Dtoid's sister site for the best in anime, manga, and cool news from Glorious Nippon. Disclosure...

Red Veron

My name is Red. I liek gaemz and animu. I write about anime and other Japanese-related curiosities over at Japanator. I love beat-em-ups and RPGs.

Geoff Henao

Chicago. Punk Rock. Media. Shenanigans.

Jonathan Holmes

"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...

Jordan Devore

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

Chris Carter

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T...


I am a Community Moderator for Destructoid. I am also the resident Resplendent Black Grandmother. My mind is broken glass and my heart is swollen and corpulent, like a cheeto left in a puddle o...

Matthew Razak

Matthew Razak is the Editor-in-Chief here at Flixist, meaning he gets to take credit for all this awesome even though its really the rest of the amazing staff that gets it done. He started as a c...


Formerly known as Miguel Martinez. He is now almost 37 and old and one of your Community Managers. Focusing on community playdates, contests, and modding. He will never be Andy Dixon. He probably...


The pimpest Destructoid Engineer. Pimpest!

Chris Seto

Greetings true believers!! In real life, I go by the name of Chris, but in the realms of the internet, I am known as GundamJehutyKai! The name itself came by an IRC chat many moons ago and is a ...

Peter Glagowski

Plucked right from the DToid community (formerly KingSigy), Peter is an aspiring writer with a passion for gaming and fitness. If you can't find him in front of a game, you'll most likely find hi...

Chris Moyse

Chris (Orochileona) has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to figh...

Caitlin Cooke

Dtoid's sporadic review, preview, and events writer. "Without the looming consequence of death, is this even science?"

Anthony Marzano

Cblog recapper, writer for Flixist and Dtoid. Lover of all things strategic and independent. Where can you find me on the internet? Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/amnaumen Steam: http://steamcomm...

Robo Panda Z

Some sort of "Destructoid Community Manager/Contributor", whatever those are. Can you eat them? A superelectromagnetic panda powered by Photon Energy and allergy medication. Robo Panda Z was bui...

Marcel Hoang

Local contributor responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.

Nick Valdez

Nick Valdez has been writing for Modern Method for years, but now he's writing about videogames! He likes games where you punch dudes in the face.

Rick KingFoom Olson

OG video game broadcaster guy. Community enthusiast.

Patrick Hancock

During the day, he teaches high school kids about history. At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike. Disclosure: I've persona...

Wes Tacos

Destructoid's resident LVL 70 Tacomancer, and Community Manager. ---------------------------------- I have my own soundtrack now!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yntoleV2dxc Thanks to my ma...

Brett Makedonski

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ...

Jesse Lab

Is he sane? Is he even human? Does he have good taste? Who knows! He certainly doesn't... He's a man of few words, but most of them are pretty introspective and attempt to look at either big iss...


One of us since 6:31 PM on 05.23.2013

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Dennis Carden

Destructoid's (self-proclaimed) cutest staff member. — As a matter of disclosure, here's the list of games that I've crowdfunded: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Shenmue III The Good Life

Joel Peterson

I write the things other people don't write, with liberal fart jokes thrown in for good measure. I like old games, old computers, old consoles, and old pizza. Here are some blogs what I done d...

Kevin Mersereau

I like video games, music, comics, and corgis a whole lot. Pretty much everything I do in my free time revolves around these four things...


[IMG]http://orig13.deviantart.net/1226/f/2012/166/b/4/kid_bastion_by_erodonut-d53khsc.png[/IMG] - Bastion Somehow I was a Community Manager, but now I'm just a mod boy, I need no sympathy. ___...

Dan Roemer

I unironically like pop-punk, collect old gaming magazines, and I'm somehow allowed to do stuff around here. I've been enjoying and dabbling in Destructoid content since 2014. My goals are pret...

CJ Andriessen

Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games. Also, I backed that Bloodstained game.


We write about tech deals, gadgets, and pizza. Mmm... pizza Disclosure: "Dealzon" is Destructoid's deals team, in partnership with the deals website Dealzon (different company). Dealzon's stor...


Hey there, welcome to my corner here on Dtoid! Name's Malthor, I've been playing games for pretty much my whole life and hope to keep it that way for a long time. http://i.imgur.com/pjp0Z9b.jpg...

Ray Porreca

Kane & Lynch 2 forever.

Drew Stuart

Drew Stuart is a writer, thinker, hijinker...and uh, sandwich maker? He is a writer for both Destructoid and Flixist, and loves to tell jokes. Sometimes they're good. When he isn't writing onli...

Charlotte Cutts

Likes games, loves speedrunning. Ships herself with the PlayStation Vita.

Rich Meister

NY gamer who duped Destructoid into hiring him. JRPG nerd and Paul Rudd enthusiast. Full disclosure, I backed some Kickstarter things. Monster Crown and Knuckle Sandwich have my money so take my...

Rick Lash

Passionate about the world, the human experience, and how they co-exist. Areas of expertise and interest: writing / photography / film / basketball / travel / literature / production Feel free ...

Hubert Vigilla

Hubert Vigilla is a writer living in Brooklyn, which makes him completely indistinguishable from 4/5 of people living in Brooklyn.

Kyle Charizanis

So, - Canadian - Esports guy - Been playing competitive Melee for about 10 years, and hosting tournaments almost as long - Vegan, basically, except for Tim Hortons iced caps - Fun fact: there we...

Lyle McDouchebag

One of us since 10:18 AM on 07.04.2017

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Jason Lepine

One of us since 2:28 PM on 07.26.2017

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Chris Hovermale

I'm a Contributor who used to go by the screen name Cedi! Obligatory disclosure; I backed Kirbopher/Chris Niosi's TOME RPG on Kickstarter. My favorite games are Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Do...

Nick Calandra

One of us since 3:26 PM on 10.02.2017

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Matt Liparota

One of us since 8:44 AM on 10.03.2017

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Zach Bennett

If it's not a controller in Zach's hands, it's a guitar, a cup of coffee, or his head.


One of us since 3:10 PM on 10.31.2017

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Chris Compendio

Chris Compendio is one too many Chris's (Chrises?) writing for Flixist and Destructoid. They are a massive MCU fan who also writes and podcasts for Marvel News Desk, and a Nintendo fanatic who wr...

Kyle Yadlosky

Formerly community member Vadicta, Kyle Yadlosky is a man capable of recounting every scene from Tommy Boy in detail and perfect order to the morbid surprise of anyone within earshot. This talent...

Gregg Gaddy

Gregg Gaddy is a huge movie nerd and lives in Hollywood. His favorite genres are horror and sci-fi, but he enjoys well made movies of any genre. He also enjoys terrible movies and actively seeks...

Nick Hershey

Nick watches Top Gun on a monthly basis to help keep life balanced. He also enjoys snowboarding, concerts, sports, traveling, and video games. He's currently reading through the Dark Tower series...

Sian FrancisCox

Sian is a freelance writer for Flixist, Destructoid and Film-Enthusiast.com. She is a tireless La La Land advocate and loves silent movies.

Bradley Sexton

One of us since 8:43 PM on 05.23.2018

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Tarah Bleier

Tarah Bleier is a freelance writer, editor and content creator from Toronto. She currently actively writes for, Daily Esports, Nintendo Enthusiast, PC Invasion, Flixist and Outright Geekery. As a...