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Product reviews and Junkets
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Otherwise … don’t contact us, we’ll contact you: it’s in everyone’s best interest that our staff chooses the products we think will best interest our readers ( for these reasons )
Ethics, Parties, and Acquaintances
Andrew WK disclosure: Destructoid parties hard with the video game industry. We get that this concept is upsetting to people who think that journalists should be locked in ivory towers like princesses, but we do have to leave the house and have solid, sometimes boozy awkward human relationships to do this type of work. That said, we make every effort to have people review games who were nowhere near said events so we can continue to have enjoyable jobs with party perks, because the Lord and our banker knows we’re definitely not doing this for the money.
But seriously, we really care about transparency because we get the whole distrust in media thing. We investigated the magazines and websites that came before us, and so we understand that you should rightfully be investigating us. Go at it! We welcome it and we think we do it better than anyone else — I don’t think you’ll find another media publication who completely outsources ad sales and has a wholly independent editorial team who gives 3 fucks about who buys ads, and we prefer to be member-supported anyway (which is coming very soon!). Pissing excellence.
Regarding press events and “junkets”: We’d be happy to attend your event, but we will never deliver a review on the spot at your event – forget about it, please don’t ask, end of story. Our readers want us testing stuff in our homes on the same type of equipment they would use, not a controlled environment or after doing shots with Jay-Z. We hope that alleviates future awkward conversations.
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Contact the Founder
You can reach Niero by email. Weird subject lines work best.