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BritToid ep 18: Keep calm and say farewell to Hollie


Oct 31
// Hollie Bennett
So here it is, ladies and gentlemen: not only my very last BritToid, but also my very last front-page post as staff here at Destructoid. As of tomorrow, I will be the new Consumer and Community PR for Namco Bandai in the...
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BritToid: The Eurogamer Expo 2011 special edition


Oct 11
// Hollie Bennett
Eurogamer Expo 2011 was a fantastic event in London which saw a great turn out from Destructoid EU who came together to play some games and duel wield wine.  In this special edition of BritToid the team come to...
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BritToid ep 15: Keep calm and have a special edition


Sep 14
// Hollie Bennett
Look everybody, it's the BritToid gamescom special edition podcast! About time we got around to posting it, don't you think? In this episode, the usual crew returns to talk about the games we are currently playing, how aweso...

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NCsoft has been a very popular bunch here at gamescom and it isn't just because of Guild Wars 2. At the press conference, we saw the announcement of WildStar, a completely new MMO from the also newly announced...

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Borderlands 2 is already set to be extremely popular, and following the presentation at gamescom, it is pretty easy to see why. While at the 2K booth, I managed to hunt down Gearbox Software's very own Anthony Burch to chat about four of the biggest focus points in the development of the game: user interface, AI, weapons, and online.

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While Guild Wars 2 was announced at gamescom 2010, NCsoft and ArenaNet have spent this last 12 months perfecting the art of continuously releasing enough bits of information to keep fans desperately clinging to the edge of t...

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The gamescom 2011 Community Choice Award


Aug 24
// Hollie Bennett
While the gamescom editorial team continues to argue over the choice for game of the show, the Destructoid community has been hard at work voting for its favorite, and the results are unanimous. While every day at g...
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I had been looking forward to checking Lollipop Chainsaw out all week at gamescom and I wasn't disappointed. While Suda51 wasn't on hand to show us the game himself, he did send us a video assuring that the game's female pro...

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I have been a very big fan of the Witcher 2 since its release and I was very disappointed to learn that the Xbox 360 version had been pushed back to Q1 2012. Yet CD Projket Red has been hard at work and until ...

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It is no secret that I am a very big fan of Assassin's Creed, and you can imagine my excitement when we saw all new gameplay for Revelations at gamescom. I was even more excited when we saw gameplay of Altair! ...

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When you leave behind the dark and gritty feel of the current Batman games and add some tongue-in-cheek humor, gameplay and graphics you are left with Monolith's new game, Gotham City Importers. ...

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While my Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim interview at E3 focused on the wider, overarching story and development, here at gamescom we got to see the game in much finer detail. While the majority of demo sessions chose to s...

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Over the last six months I have found myself doing a lot more gaming on my PC, and as a result, I am becoming addicted to real time strategy games. So when I saw Anno 2070 at the Ubisoft booth at gamescom 2011, I was instant...

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Following the Far Cry 3 presentation and demo at the Ubisoft booth at gamescom, I got to interview narrative director Jason VandenBerghe, who is without a shadow of a doubt a most amazing man. We don't only ta...

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Gamescom Day 3 Wrap up


Aug 20
// Hollie Bennett
I don't actually know what happened to Maurice Tan, maybe he got trampled to death as gamescom attendees ran for the Battlefield 3 booth, but either way we managed to replace him. Today Daniel Carneiro, Daniel Seto and mysel...
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Talking tanks, planes and ships with Wargaming.net


Aug 20
// Hollie Bennett
On the show floor at gamescom I caught up with Wargaming.net, the powerhouse from the East thatis behind the free-to-play MMO World of Tanks. Not only did they take time to ply me with vodka and assure me that their dan...

I get excited about a Wappy Dog

Aug 19 // Hollie Bennett
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When the majority of my team were off seeing Modern Warfare 3 or Prototype 2, I wandered off and found what is likely to be the most amazing game ever known: Wappy Dog. Wappy Dog is a small robotic dog that connect...

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Following his retirement from major league baseball, Curt Schilling decided to open 38 Studios, which is now working on the open-world RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The new IP has both Todd McFa...

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It is no secret that I am a massive Mass Effect fan and when an interview opportunity came my way, I simply couldn't pass it up.  BioWare boasted that Mass Effect 3 will be the most epic storyline to date and the gamepl...

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While many of us still look back fondly on our original GoldenEye days on the Nintendo 64, Activision are attempting to breathe new life into the series with a follow-up now coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Du...

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Since I hadn't caught up with Finish developers BugBear since I was in Dubai, gamescom was the perfect opportunity to take a look at the latest announcements for Ridge Racer: Unbounded. This time we take a look at ...

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Gamescom Day 2 wrap up


Aug 19
// Hollie Bennett
Yes, can you believe it? Despite no food, sleep and horrible schedules the entire gamescom 2011 team remains alive! Today Maurice Tan, Daniel Carneiro and myself talk about what we have seen, what games we think should be co...
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Gamescom 2011 day-one wrap up


Aug 18
// Hollie Bennett
It is the end of our very first day on the show floor at gamescom 2011 and so far every member of the team remains alive, thankfully. Today Maurice Tan, Daniel Carniero and my lovely self take some time to hurl insults, talk about what we have seen and what we continue to look forward to over the next few days.
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Meet the Gamescom 2011 team


Aug 16
// Hollie Bennett
While I am probably on my forth or fifth mini-meltdown this week it appears that nearly all my pre-gamescom prep work is completed and the team is eager to be let loose at one of biggest gaming events in the world....
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BritToid Ep 14: Keep calm and fondle the back


Aug 14
// Hollie Bennett
Welcome to episode 14 of BritToid, Destructoid's very own Euro-focused gaming podcast, where every fortnight I try to control the madness and stop Dan Seto and Dan Carniero from spending the whole time arguing. ...
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Ubisoft announces official Assassin's Creed apparel


Aug 02
// Hollie Bennett
This week Ubisoft has partnered with UK clothing designer Insert Coin to announce its official apparel for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Due to launch in late August/early September, the designs will...
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BritToid Ep 13: Keep calm and do stuff with Angel!


Jul 31
// Hollie Bennett
At the end of recording every episode we pick a title which is based on some of the dumb stuff we say. While arguing over what to call this episode I discovered the greatest website of all time - Angel does stuff which b...
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BritToid Ep 12: Keep calm and touch a bear


Jul 16
// Hollie Bennett
This episode reaches you in a far more timely manner than we are used to seeing and I proudly present the retun of the full cast for the first time in many, many months.  In episode 12 we ta...
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While certain people in the games industry make me jump up and down with excitement, there are others who make my personality do a complete U-turn and Tomonobu Itagaki is one of them. Instead of swearing and squealing&n...

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BritToid Ep 11: Keep calm and plug the flow


Jul 01
// Hollie Bennett
While this may only be the 11th official BritToid podcast, it is actually our one year anniversary and it has definitely been an interesting adventure. When I started working for Destructoid I always said I wanted t...

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