12 Facts About Destructoid


Destructoid is a website that was founded as a video game-focused blog in March 2006 by Yanier Gonzalez, a Cuban-American cartoonist and author.

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Destructoid was owned by Yanier "Niero" Gonzalez so that he could attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2006.

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Similar to IGN, Destructoid offers free registration and readers can submit off-homepage blogs.

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From 2010 to 2013, Destructoid produced the twice-weekly, in-studio video game news show, the Destructoid Show on Revision 3, daily live video streams like Kingdom of Foom and MASH TacticS on Twitch, and semi-regular video skits like Hey Ash Whatcha Playin, The Jimquisition, Storm's Adventures, and others on YouTube.

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In 2008, Jim Sterling, a Destructoid editor, took part in a sponsored gaming marathon raising money for young cancer patients.

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In 2010, the Destructoid office hosted a 24-hour gaming marathon for the charity Extra Life.

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Destructoid has partnered with Revision 3 to build a clean water well in Africa through the Charity Water organization.

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In 2011, Destructoid hosted another marathon for Extra Life, raising $6909.

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Destructoid has been nominated for several awards in video game coverage.

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Destructoid was selected as an Official Webby Honoree in the Games-Related category of the 11th Annual Webby Awards in 2007.

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In 2008, Destructoid mascot was included in the platform game Eternity's Child, but was later removed after a scathing review of the game on the web site.

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Destructoid is a non-playable monster enemy in MonsterMind and a machinegun accessory in PerfectWorld's Blacklight Retribution.

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