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About Destructoid

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Destructoid is a Webby Award-winning video game-focused blog that was founded in March 2006 by Yanier Gonzales. Since 2008 Destructoid has organized annual charities in conjunction with their gaming activity, the first ever charity was an organized gaming marathon that raised money for children with cancer.

Mr. Destructoid, the mascot for the organization, has appeared in various video games starting with Bomberman Live in 2007.

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Meet our Editorial Team

Chris Carter – Managing Editor/Reviews Director

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he’s staff!

Eric Van Allen – Senior Editor

While Eric’s been writing about games since 2014, he’s been playing them for a lot longer. Usually found grinding RPG battles, digging into an indie gem, or hanging out around the Limsa Aethryte.

Timothy Monbleau – Guides Editor

Timothy started writing community blogs for Destructoid in 2012. He liked it so much he decided to write articles for the site professionally. His love for RPGs and the Ys series will endure forever.

Andrea Shearon – Associate Editor

Andrea is Destructoid’s own little FFXIV encyclopedia with her hands in a bit of everything. She’s been in the games industry for almost seven years, and has a fondness for RPGs, MMOs, farming sims, survival games, and the occasional horror adventure.

Zoey Handley – Staff Writer

Zoey is a gaming gadabout. She got her start blogging with the community in 2018 and hit the front page soon after. Normally found exploring indie experiments and retro libraries, she does her best to remain chronically uncool.

Steven Mills – Staff Writer

Steven has been writing in some capacity for over a decade now. He has a passion for story focused RPG’s like the Final Fantasy franchise and ARPG’s like Diablo and Path of Exile. But really, he’s willing to try anything.

Smangaliso Simelane – Staff Writer

Smangaliso is a writer with a passion for all things related to video games. He has been writing about video games since 2020.

Christopher Baggett – Weekend Editor

Christopher published his website, an anime fan site, in 1996 and he hasn’t stopped since. His writing has been featured on websites like CBR, Dexerto, ComicsBeat, and more. When he’s not writing, he’s playing the latest fighting games, RPGs, and adventure titles. In 2023, Christopher joined the staff of Destructoid as a weekend editor.