A friend of mine referred me to this website.
A friend of mine referred me to this website.
It doesn't actually matter, but who is the friend? I'm always curious when folks say that.
A trail of bread crumbs that led to a computer with dtoid on it.
I found Dtoid through youtube and looking at E3 videos in 2009 (I think) Love it now I'm here though!
I heard about it through a friend who deals meth. We've been lovers ever since.
found it in google ^^. Actually, i was looking for a game that i forgot with a "destruction" on the title. Then i clicked youtube. then *poof* I found your site!
I think a friend of mine told me about Destructoid. I remember when I was first checking it out being like "Hey they talk about video game news but they actually make jokes and put in there own opinion this is pretty funny." Next thing I know I"m listening to Podtoid, watching the Dtoid show. Before I know it I'm following Jonathan Holmes on twitter and then I'm taping videos for him for PAX East.
What a crazy whirlwind.
I'll be honest. For the past year of my life I have been completely addicted to Reddit. I racked up ~20,000 comment karma on AskReddit and IAMA, and despite the thrill of earning upvotes, I have become extremely bored.
On Reddit, I rarely come in contact with the same person twice (trust me, I track people I particularly like and dislike); it's like I'm just shouting into the wind most of the time. I have decided that it simply isn't a productive place to be. I certainly won't make a name for myself there unless I quit my job and turn into a full-time Redditor (the thought of that sickens me).
I used to be a very active member of the QJ forums back when I was in high school -- back when the PSP modding community was thriving. Despite that I programmed for the PSP and took great pleasure in getting it to do whatever I wanted, I mostly posted in the off-topic and music boards. I left quite suddenly when college became a priority; though I did garner some attention when I resurfaced years later to make a single inconsequential comment, and then disappear again.
During that time, I ran my own wiki website that grew to have a user base large enough to make my webhost call me to complain. I closed this nearly as suddenly as I quit posting to QJ, which made some people very angry.
Anyway, about why I am here: I decided that I get greater enjoyment out of a smaller chronological message board website than I do with a giant point-based link aggregating website. A review of my current Reddit posts compared to my high-school QJ posts reveals that I was making much more thought-provoking, meaningful posts as a teenager than I do today as an adult with a B.A. in Journalism. This obviously makes me very frustrated.
I don't really know how I know about Destructoid, I have just heard a lot about it from others online. So here I am hoping to get a fresh start not endlessly correcting people's grammar.
Wow, that was a great intro. Welcome to Dtoid.
a link from another forum. seriously )
I was on Kotaku and saw a story about controversy surrounding the Mario Kart 7 review on Destructoid. Wasn't the first time I heard about this site or visited the site, but it was the first time I actually spent some time to look around. I remember seeing some other reviews and podcasts and this site just seemed right for me. So here I am.
I'm not really into forums, but since I wanted to get some ideas what games to get for my ipad, psp 2001 and psp vita, Im kinda looking and registered to some other forums...
but unlike here bullying fresh meat is against their Forum Rules so that makes me feel safe or untouched by trolls and bullies <3
Anways! I'm looking forward on chatting and discussing things with you all. And hope to find new friends here.
You should join the werewolf game thread, a new game's starting this Friday so sign up before then.
Oh hey, this thing.
I don't remember exactly how I first stumbled upon Dtoid, some news post or other from a google search. But I was aware of its existence for a few months in the dreaded Summa days, then a little later I knew the lovely Hollie Bennett (then phoenix_blood) from the UK cosplay/anime scene. She prompted me to visit it more frequently and when the Podcastle started - being the gigantic podcast whore that I am - that pushed me to sign up to ask questions, then start commenting, blogging, using the forums, etc etc etc. Mostly just lurked though until Hollie became Dtoid UK/EU CM, at which point I became more aware of the UK events and meetups and that's when I really started getting involved beyond the occasional comment and skimming the front page. So I have a weird, disjointed knowledge of ye olde Dtoide, despite being seemingly absent until just a couple of years ago.
It's been a while, back in late 2006 (the first thing I read was Burch's Twilight Princess review, left a definite impression), but I think I was trying to settle on a go-to gaming news source. Tried out Kotaku AU then Joystiq then PALGN for a while, all of which seemed to actively avoid personality in news posts in addition to generally uncool commenters. Found Destructoid through StumbleUpon, followed for a little while but eventually gave up on visiting daily due to school commitments and a complete unawareness of RSS.
Maybe half a year later, found Podtoid and RetroForceGO! when looking for gaming podcasts, both of which were brilliant, and had at that point found a dedicated RSS client to use. Once I went out of my way to read about the site itself and check out a few CBlogs, fell in love with the concept of the site and some of the personalities. Been here ever since, but only as a lurker, barring one CBlog theme week last Christmas. Trying to be more active now by joining these forums.
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After putting up with ign's bs for years I finally decided I'd had enough and jumped ship. My brother had introduced me to Jimquisition, and from there, I began reading Destructoid religiously. I found their articles to be insightful, and their reviewers' opinions to be refreshingly honest (major props on Jim's recent RE6 review), rarely heaping praise on games that didn't deserve it. This was an eye-opening experience after being mired in the inflammatory articles and misleading reviews over at ign (and gamespot before that). In the end, I'm glad I finally settled on Destructoid. I'm looking forward to playing some Werewolf on the forums this week (there may be a few spots available if anyone's interested).
I recently watched the documentary 'Indie Game'. For those that haven't seen it (though I'm sure it's old hat to most), it is quite a compelling story of individual game designers pouring absolutely everything into finishing their games for a deadline or indeed at all. The point of all this... one of the characters, who I would say is probably the most consumed and a wee bit unstable was absolutely jazz-handed that a video of his game's content was posted by Destructoid and had already accumulated a like a bazillion (11k) likey-likes on Facebook... only to find out later it was a fluke. There were no likes. But the obvious question for me was... what's a Destructoid?
Now I'm bedding in... making a home... nesting.
Well, silly question. I was seeing another website, and then a link to destructoid carry me here