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Hyper Light Drifter is the developer's own 'dream game'

Apr 17 // Spencer Hayes
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Row Row fight Triple A
When you look to hard-hitting journalism you (hopefully) look to Destructoid. In keeping with this tradition we had the creators of Hyper Light Drifter onto our live channel to talk about developing the game while we totally...

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Live Show: More forgotten gems with Resonance of Fate


The game really resonated with me
Apr 17
// Spencer Hayes
Earlier this week Phil and I played Valkyria Chronicles and we realized something: There are tons of great games out there that people haven't heard of and we can bring them to the people. So that's what we're doing today.&nb...
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Live Show: Wilhelm screams and motorbikes in Trials Fusion


Pretend I figured out how to write one of those screams
Apr 16
// Spencer Hayes
There was a time back in middle school when flash games ruled a large part of my attention span. So many classics, surely you all remember that one with stickmen and tons of violence? How about that other one about violent st...
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Live Show: Remembering Sega's often forgotten Valkyria Chronicles


It's at 2PM PDT
Apr 15
// Spencer Hayes
If you're a fan of strategy RPGs you definitely know about the Final Fantasy Tactics series, and you're likely aware of Tactics Ogre, but have you heard of Valkyria Chronicles? Released relatively early in the PS3's life cycl...
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Live Show: Look into the past with Jet Set Radio Future


Jet ready, set, RADIOOOOOOOOOOOO
Apr 14
// Spencer Hayes
If you know anything about games, then you know that the Dreamcast is one of the most beloved consoles. And if you know anything about the Dreamcast then you know the Jet Set Radio is one of the best games available for Sega'...

Live Show: We've got the full PAX build of Hyper Light Drifter

Apr 11 // Spencer Hayes
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Sweet mercy it's so damn pretty
If you haven't heard of Hyper Light Drifter then you better pay attention because you're in for a treat. If you have heard of the gorgeous Kickstarter success story you also better sit down -- we're about to blow your mind. A...

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Live Show: Bro-op shootin' terrorists in Broforce


It's still not a Bear Force One game.
Apr 10
// Spencer Hayes
I wish there were witty things to say about Broforce, but what can you even say about this masterpiece? It's a co-op (bro-op) game about shooting tons of terrorists as the protagonists of your favorite action movies. This see...
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Live Show: The Humble Bundle Finale


It's good isn't it?
Apr 09
// Spencer Hayes
We've had a crazy week, haven't we? When I started at Destructoid all those years ago I never thought we'd be able to curate a Humble Bundle. Look at me now, mom! So what are we doing today? We're bringing it all full circle ...
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Live Show: How fast can you 100% Hotline Miami?


My Answer: About 3 hours
Apr 08
// Spencer Hayes
This has been a hell of a week, hasn't it? The Destructoid Humble Bundle is going strong, but it's time is almost up. So how are we going to celebrate? I'm going to play my favorite game in the bundle.  If you've never w...
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Live Show: Light one up with Little Inferno


Burn it down
Apr 07
// Spencer Hayes
If you've played a game in the past generation, you're probably aware of World of Goo. 2D Boy's smash hit puzzle game is on nearly every platform imaginable and can be called a landmark on the indie game landscape. While...
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Live Show: Humble Showcase Double Feature


Crunch shapes
Apr 04
// Spencer Hayes
Yeehaw, it's time for Humble game roundup day 2. If you missed yesterday's festivities you missed a rollicking good time with PixelJunk Monsters. But it's time to put that craziness behind us. It's time to jump into Critter C...
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Live Show: Day 1 of our Humble Bundle Showcase!


Braving the wilds of PixelJunk Monsters
Apr 03
// Spencer Hayes
In case you didn't hear the good news today, we're curating the newest Humble Bundle! That's right we're working with one of the best ways to get into indie games to bring you one of the best bundles ever!  Does my excit...

Live Show: Let's mess with Phil while playing Dark Souls 2

Apr 02 // Spencer Hayes
[embed]272790:53238:0[/embed]   Now, while I'm being sneaky down here it's time to talk about our really rad giveaway we're doing on the channel. We're handing out a copy of Watch_Dogs when it releases. Want to enter? Hit that subscribe button on the channel OR send in a postcard. The details are down there under the post. Go check it out if you care. Oh, and all of the giveaway stuff will be handled off of Twitch so don't worry about crazy Twitch laws. 
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My apologies to the Anthropy family.
While I was growing up my mother always taught me that revenge was a dish best served cold. Well Mom, today the dish is being served lukewarm. If you checked out our previous Dark Souls 2 stream you'll remember that Phil insi...

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Live Show: We're punching animes in J-Stars Victory Vs


Dragonball is for dumb babies that need their anime drip fed to them
Apr 01
// Spencer Hayes
If you've ever been to our live channel Dtoid.tv you know that Phil and I love some ridiculous Japanese games. That's part of what makes our partnership with Play-asia.com so much fun. In the past we've had fun shooting under...
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Live Show: Cloudbuilt is crazy spirit Mirror's Edge!


Get ready to go so fast!
Mar 27
// Spencer Hayes
I have a shocking love for games that make me feel like I can barely keep up with them. Sadly, there haven't been a ton of games to scratch this particular itch. Enter Cloudbuilt, the neon robot ghost speed platformer. Luckil...
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Live Show: TUG-in' it with Infamous: Second Son


I love writing titles like that
Mar 26
// Spencer Hayes
If you've never heard of the game TUG I wouldn't blame you. I mean, I had only learned about it a few weeks ago. As my producer Bill Zoeker (Zoey) pitched it, "Think like Minecraft but for your weird hipster people Spencer." ...
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Live show: Let's get anime with Witch and the Hundred Knight


Phil and the Hundred Spencers
Mar 25
// Spencer Hayes
You ever have those games that just sneak up on you? When Witch and the Hundred Knight was announced I was all about that nonsense. Fast forward several months to now and the game is out. Boy does it look silly. If you aren't...
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Live Show: Watch us completely explore Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes


Here's to you
Mar 24
// Spencer Hayes
It feels really good to be back in the saddle. We missed pretty much an entire week of shows due to GDC, but we're coming back with a vengeance. If you've heard Phil or I talk about our favorite games you've undoubtedly heard...
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Live Show: Win some Titanfall goodies!


Here's more Titanfall!
Mar 14
// Spencer Hayes
If you're anything like Phil or I you haven't put down Titanfall since it came out on Tuesday. It's really refreshing to jump back into a competitive multiplayer game. Now that I'm thinking about it, the last time I got into ...
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Hohokum live

Live Show: Sony's here with Hohokum and Helldivers


Oh my god I'm all about Hohokum
Mar 13
// Spencer Hayes
Have you guys seen Hohokum? Of course you have, it's the charming and beautiful game about everything and nothing. I realize that's not a very apt description, but there isn't really a better way to describe it. All we know i...
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Dark Souls II live

Live Show: We're playing Dark Souls II


Place bets on how often Phil and I die
Mar 12
// Spencer Hayes
I don't often recommend that you take Phil and my crazy antics and base drinking games off of them, but if you have to do it sometime: today is the day. Now, we aren't exactly bad at games -- between the two of us we can mudd...
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Win an Xbox One

Live Show: Win an Xbox One bundle, games, and more on our Titanfall stream!


We're even giving away an Xbox One
Mar 11
// Spencer Hayes
Here at Destructoid we're either super excited for Titanfall or we're skipping it entirely. Naturally, I'm one of the people ready to sacrifice their firstborn to get their hands on the game. So, when Twitch came to us about ...

Watch us play inFamous: Second Son with Sucker Punch co-founder Chris Zimmerman

Mar 10 // Spencer Hayes
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What's beyond the neon cloud?
I've got to say, I'm looking forward to Infamous: Second Son. Now, this might surprise you if you follow my infuriatingly titled posts. Up until last week I didn't have any interest in Second Son. Sure, it looked neat, but w...

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Live Show: Did Matt and Trey sell out to Ubisoft?


Punchy headlines
Mar 07
// Spencer Hayes
I've never been a huge fan of South Park. I mean, I appreciate its biting satire but there's just something about the show that convinced every suburban teenager to try a Cartman impression that just doesn't sit right with me...
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Live show: We're playing Infamous: Second Son today!


We'll be playing with Chris Zimmerman, Co-Founder of Sucker Punch
Mar 06
// Spencer Hayes
If you own a PlayStation 4, chances are you're pretty stoked about Infamous: Second Son. Now, if there's one thing we do here at Destructoid it's give our loyal fans what they need. So if you're preparing to cram Second ...
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Live Show: Is Lego Movie one of the few good licensed games?


Hint: Everything is awesome
Mar 05
// Spencer Hayes
Hey all, consider this a PSA: Lego Movie is good- like really really good. So, when a lovely fan gifted Phil a copy of the game on Steam (Thanks Shadowclone1000!) we were cautiously optimistic. Sure Lego games are typically c...
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Live Show: Breaking into Earth Defense Force 2025's co-op mode


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Mar 04
// Spencer Hayes
It's the end of one era and the beginning of another. This week is the first in which Phil and I have taken over Dtoid.tv as full-time heads of the channel. Naturally, we're sad to see King Foom go but we're both ready to tak...
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Live Show: We're playing the last good skating game


The last Clubhouse before the singularity
Feb 27
// Spencer Hayes
In case you didn't catch last night's Gentlemen's Club I'll bring you up to speed: Phil and I are taking over Dtoid.tv once our beloved King Foom moves on. This means that we're going to have to restructure the entire live ch...
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Come join us for the last Gentlemen's Club


It's good, isn't it
Feb 26
// Spencer Hayes
Yep guys. It's time to pack in the Gentlemen's Club. It's been a hell of a ride. We started the show up almost a year and a half ago and it's easily become the highlight of my week. When Phil and I first came up with the idea...
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Makedonski

Videogames Clubhouse: Garden Warfare puns!


Do you think love can bloom on the battlefield
Feb 25
// Spencer Hayes
When Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare was first announced I was seemingly the only person on the planet not won over by it's charms. Something about EA making a third person shooter out of an already delightful IP didn't si...

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