Meet the team at Destructoid

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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... ...

Chris Hovermale

I'm a former Contributor who goes by the screen name Cedi or CediFonei on most corners of the internet! Not quite obligatory disclosure; I backed Chris Niosi's TOME RPG on Kickstarter. I really w...

Jill Grodt

I began writing for Destructoid in 2019 shortly after finishing my internship with Game Informer. The previous year, I was just someone in an office job that loved video games a little too much. ...

Kevin McClusky

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

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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Nick Calandra

I'm the Content Director of Gameumentary. I make video game documentaries for a living. If I'm not doing that, I'm watching Red Wings hockey. Find me on Twitter @nickjcal

Peter Glagowski

Former Dtoid staff member.

Ray Porreca

Kane & Lynch 2 forever.

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...


One of us since 5:58 PM on 06.10.2020

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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.

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 ...

Whispering Willow

Member of the Destructoid community team, moderator, hunter (or is that hoonter?), part-time Roegadyn and fae regent. My favorite weapons are the claymore, the Mk. 22 tranquilizer pistol and the...


One of us since 5:58 PM on 06.10.2020

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Papa Niero

I have issues which can only be managed through my love of videogames and Mazinger Z

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 once served as Managing Editor for Japanator, Dtoid's sister site. Now he mainly works for Siliconera, popping in every so often to let f...

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.

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...


Formerly known as Miguel Martinez. A total piece of shit, and burning in hell now. He was almost 38 and old, and one of your former Community Managers. He will never be Andy Dixon, but thankfully...

Chris Moyse

Chris 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 fight, so let's no...

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

A member since... A really long time ago, Panda is a Dtoid moderator, as well as a former contributor of previews, reviews, and general stuff. Powered by superelectromagnetic energy and allergy ...

Marcel Hoang

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

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

Former Community Manager of Destructoid, current Regional Manager of Circuit City.


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...

Dan Roemer

I've been enjoying and dabbling in Destructoid content since 2014. My goals are pretty simple as of late: Keep on keeping on. Disclosure: I backed Shenmue 3 on Kickstarter.

CJ Andriessen

Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.

Charlotte Cutts

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

Zoey Handley

Adzuken Q. Rumpelfelt is a gadabout gaming hobbyist, avid tea enthusiast, and aspiring writer. She's been playing video games all her life and is a lover of both new and retro games. Obsessed ...

Justin Moore

Welcome to my profile! I'm rather new to the Destructoid community so there's not much here currently, but I'll be changing that soon. My favorite hobbies include pretending to be good at fighti...

Ben Lamoreux

One of us since 11:01 AM on 07.23.2019

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Catch me live at the Destructoid Twitch channel on Fridays

Ashley Bardhan

Ashley Bardhan is a writer from New York who covers culture, sex, and other things people like. Her journalism can be found in Pitchfork, Mel Magazine, and Bitch, among other places. She thinks a...

Noelle Warner

One of us since 11:40 AM on 03.15.2021

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Eric Van Allen

One of us since 11:41 AM on 03.15.2021

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