The return of news on Dtoid’s YouTube channel? Let’s start with Pokk?n Tournament

Do you want news in video form? Pog form?

Today was a pretty huge day for Destructoid. One of the founding fathers of the website returned to the fold and swiftly kicked NBA2K15 in the nuts. We reviewed the New 3DS with lukewarm appreciation, tempered with the customary cautioning for early adopters that’s pretty much status quo for new console releases these days. We launched a new YouTube series called Beard View that takes focus on games that you may not have had a chance to play for yourself. We stuck our necks out and hoped for the best.

It’s all very exciting stuff for an Editor-in-Chief. In fact, it’s 4 hours past my bed time right now, and yet I’m still up, still thinking about Destructoid. More specifically, I’m thinking about how excited I am about Pokkén Tournament, and how I want to talk to everyone in the world about it. 

That feeling of inspiration led me to stay up late, writing emails to Dtoid’s video honcho Bill Zoeker about how it may be time to bring news back to Destructoid’s video cache. That conversation led me to cut together this pilot episode for what future news-focused videos on our YouTube channel might look like. It’s a huge departure from the TV-style show we did with Revision3, but maybe this type of video programming is more fitting for Destructoid. It’s low tech, prone to tangents, and made with the same tools that most of our readers have access to. Those are some of the principles that Destructoid was built on. It feels right to return to them when we can.

So what do you think, would you want to see a little news video like this on Destructoid once a week? Once a day? What we do next all depends on you, so don’t be shy about telling us what you want. 

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. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes