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Storytime with old Mr. Squid

Hi, everybody.   I'm not sure exactly what to say, here.  I made my reintroduction a little over a month ago, and I've done a "Ten things" post even farther back than that.  I'm in sort of a weird place here; I'm kind of...


Pokéwatch: Final Push

For the full effect, open this in a second tab. Over the last week and a half I've been combining my longtime interest in Pokémon with my appreciation for the more recent Overwatch.  I thought it would be fun to ...


Pokéwatch: Barrier activated!

Welcome back!  Apologies for how late this installment went up, I lost a lot of work when my mouse broke and somehow caused my computer to crash, wiping out a couple of hours of work.  If you're new to the concept,...


Pokéwatch: Get behind me!

All week I've been analyzing the various heroes of Blizzard's latest game, Overwatch, and assigning them different Pokémon based on their abilities, backstory, and personality.  With the Offense and Defense teams...


Pokéwatch: Defend the Objective

All this week, I've been taking a look at the various heroes from Overwatch and assigning them a team of three Pokémon based on their personality and moves in their own game.  Since both games have such a colorful, di...


Pokéwatch: Prepare your defenses

In my last two blogs, we looked at the Offense characters in Overwatch and determined which Pokémon would best fit them, based on their abilities and personality in their own game.  Now that the Offense team is done, ...


Pokéwatch: Relentless Assault

In my last blog, we went through the first three heroes of Overwatch and assigned three Pokémon to each of them, based on that hero's moveset and apparent personality.  Today we'll be finishing up the Offense team of chara...



Hi.    You probably don't know me.  That's OK!  I've been gone for a long time.  To make a long story short, I was involved in this community for several years. I've hosted Friday Night Fights, I've hosted and ...


Followup: Dtoid Raft trip!

Greetings again, Destructoid. I have an update on the get-together I'm planning for next weekend. I want to keep things relatively snappy, so for most of the relevant details, I'll refer you to this thing. This thing right here. So fa...


Dtoid Sac and SF, a Toobin' invitation!

Greetings to you, Northern California users of Destructoid! I have a proposition for you. I've been working on this for a while now and I think the story is ready to break. The short version is, I'd like to invite everyone who's within...


PAX 2010 episode 2: Attack of the Clones

By now, I hope you've had a chance to read about the journey I brought megaStryke and GamesAreArt on as well as its tragic end. What I didn't tell you before was that I had thought in the back of my head that something like this might happ...


California knows how to party (Photoblog)

As I mentioned in the recaps last night, last weekend I was fortunate enough to attend Destructoid's housewarming party in San Francisco. Dtoid San Francisco already posted their gallery, but I thought you might want to see my photos too si...


PAX 2009: The do's and do NOT do's

With less than a week until the doors of PAX are thrown wide, I thought it might be useful to share some of the things I've learned by attending for the last two years, in a handy and simple do/don't format. Actually, most of this stuff is...


Quickblog: Last chance at Fallout swag!

No, not my last Fallout puppet. I'm saving that. It may be hard to play the game next week with it wrapped around my thumbs, but screw it. I'm gonna try. Bethesda is celebrating the end of the Penny Arcade comic run by giving away some ...


CONTEST REMINDER: Win a PAX Vault Boy puppet

This was just about as awesome as it looks. My last post was swiftly pushed off the front page, which I suppose I deserve for posting at midnight. Fortunately Mr. Zimmerman was good enough to post a link in his Scraps column last night. ...


CONTEST: Win a PAX Fallout puppet!

I'm sure it's clear to even the most jaded Destructoid reader that PAX is widely considered to be pretty much the best thing ever. I've been meaning to write a bit about my experience at the show. Unfortunately for my plans, school star...


About Kevin McCluskyone of us since 5:34 AM on 02.16.2007

I'm a longtime member of Destructoid, and you may have known me in a prior life as Qalamari.
In other words, hi. I've been here a long time. There's a good chance I'm older than you.

I write freelance articles for other publications, so you might see my name elsewhere occasionally.
Disclosure: I wrote a paid testimonial for the Speedify VPN service in April 2017.

Here are some things I like.

May want to stay out of the old stuff. I really didn't know what I was doing when I started here.

Like most other Dtoiders I am male, 15 to 30 something, introverted to the point of social ineptitude, and grew up obsessing over videogames, somewhat to the chagrin of my parents. I am a moderately slavering Nintendo fan because-- let's be fair... they were easily the biggest influence in my formative years. Because of this, it is my belief that Smash Bros. was created specifically for me. The fact that the rest of you may enjoy it is merely coincidence.

I was interviewed, once.

I used to be the Cblog Recapper for Mondays. It was a good run.

Beyamor's avatar fathered mine's love child at PAX East. It's ok though, 'cuz he gave me a picture of a Kirby as child support. Cheap bastard...

I inspired a song. (Thanks, Alphadeus!)

You can reach me on twitter @Qalamari, and that's my handle pretty much everywhere. You can also reach me at [email protected].
Xbox LIVE:Qalamari
PSN ID:Qalamari
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Mii code:5015 7633 5088 2932


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