Destructoid is a gaming web site embroiled in controversy.

Firing of Allistair Pinsof Edit

Destructoid fired features editor Allistair Pinsof on May 17, 2013. [1]

Pinsof was investigating a potential case of fraud involving an IndieGoGo campaign that sprung up back in early April, 2013 ...

On May 17th, 2013 Yanier “Niero” Gonzalez took to the Game Journo Pros group e-mails to consult with other editors, managers and site owners to see how they would handle the situation.

William Usher alleges that Gonzales conspired to blacklist Pinsof from the gaming journalism industry in violation of Florida title 31, chapter 448, section 045. [1]

Pinsof alleges that Gonzales threatened to delete his work from Destructoid or change his byline to "WORST EMPLOYEE EVER DO NOT HIRE!" if Pinsof ever talked about the circumstances of his firing. [2]

Holly Green accusation Edit

Destructoid writer Holly Green accused Destructoid of firing her, erasing her work, and ignoring her allegations of sexual misconduct. [1]

Dale North resignation Edit

On October 20, 2014, Destructoid editor-in-chief Dale North resigned.

Digg gaming allegation Edit

In August 2007, johnnycrizman accused Destructoid of vote manipulation on Digg. Accounts that johnnycrizman accused of cheating were:

  • Bhive01
  • Borrie
  • BrynnArcturo
  • CanadianGeese
  • Crisisaverted
  • cyborgver666
  • DickMcVengeance
  • Dirtyknobs
  • DHoughton
  • Fierytackle
  • Gameboi
  • GodLen
  • Grigsby
  • grrlaction
  • HushGush
  • Kabojnk
  • Kalauer
  • Keen31
  • King3vbo
  • MorphineJim
  • Namelessted
  • NexFlamma
  • Orcist
  • Nagiko
  • ProfessorOak
  • RevAnthony
  • RonWorkman
  • Tazartheyoot
  • Typhus
  • Videogamefreak1
  • vSavantv
  • WeeklyGeek

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 William Usher, #gamergate: Destructoid, corruption, and ruined careers, October 18, 2014,
  2. Allistair Pinsof, Reddit Confession,

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