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Metal Gear Solid

MGSV: The Phantom Pain's online mode will debut at The Game Awards


New gameplay trailer for MGO will debut next week
Nov 26
Next week is looking to be a pretty exciting time for gaming. With The Game Awards showing off world premieres of upcoming titles, and the PlayStation Experience doing the same, it's definitely going to be a busy and eventful... read
The Game Awards

Move over Spike, there's a new (Dew-free?) Game Awards


No more Doritos and Mountain Dew
Nov 10
Max and I had fun last year getting drunk and making fun of the Spike "VGX" at a slightly slower rate than its own co-host, Joel McHale, tore into it.  Former VGX producer Geoff Keighley is now putting his weight behind ... read
Cool games

Izle leads Game Connection Development Award winners


In the company of Limbo, Loading Human and other past winners
Oct 31
Game Connection Europe held its annual Development Awards this week in Paris, with Area Effect's Izle leading the way with five wins. Each of the ten categories feature two possible awards, the European Games Booster Award an... read
All the winners, in no particular order
PAX is always a wonderful show because of the way that it melds the presence of both the industry's largest games and the smallest developers. Into giant triple-A titles? Yup, PAX has plenty of that for you to get your hands ... read feature

All the winners, in no particular order
Gamescom is the largest videogame trade show in the world. Sound like a big deal? It absolutely is. Hundreds of thousands of people cram together in a convention center that's massive, but doesn't feel even close to huge enou... read feature

Awards

Evolve, No Man's Sky win big at the E3 Game Critics Awards


E3 2014 winners announced
Jul 01
The Game Critics Awards for E3 2014, as determined by 29 media outlets including Destructoid, have been announced. After seeing the nominations, it's no surprise that Turtle Rock's one-versus-four multiplayer shooter Evolve c... read
Game Critics Awards

Evolve and 2K lead the way for E3 Game Critics Awards nominations


PS4 was the platform with the most nominees, barely
Jun 24
With E3 2014 in the rear-view mirror, it's time to see which publishers and games impressed the Game Critics judges the most. The Game Critics Awards are handed out after judges from 39 outlets vote on titles that were a... read
Witch game won your hearts?
Last week, we asked you to weigh in on your favorite games of E3 2014. And weigh in you did! There were approximately eleventy bajillion votes cast and hand-counted by yours truly, making this one of the most popular E3 award... read feature

And then he said, that's not my podiatrist, that's my mother!
You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click.  Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full o... read feature

And our game of the show winner is ...
E3 was all about the games this year. With the console launches out of the way, game developers have been able to focus on making great games, and we saw a ton of that at E3 2014 this year.  We shared with you our nominees for game of the show and about a dozen other categories. Now it's time to find out what games have won our Best of E3 2014 winners! read feature

Then defend your decision in the comments!
E3 has been all about the games this year, which means it's been a very good year to be a gamer indeed! Now that all the major press conferences have come and gone and the majority of the big reveals have made their marks, it... read feature

The best games for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, and more!
E3 2014 is all about the games this year. The consoles launched last year, so now it's time for everyone to put up or shut up with their lineups that will make the new-gen worth it. We nominated a ton of game s for Destructoi... read feature

Our top 10 must play games of PAX East 2014


See what our favorite games of the show were!
Apr 13
Despite an overall smaller show than in years past, PAX East still had a great amount of games worth seeing. A big reason for that was the Indie MEGABOOTH, a segment of the show that's slowly getting bigger with each passing ... read

GDC Awards led by The Last of Us, Papers, Please


All the winners from GDC Awards 014
Mar 19
The Game Developers Choice Awards, the premiere peer-based awards show in the gaming industry, took place today in San Francisco, and the big winner of the night was The Last of Us with Game of the Year.  Other bigg... read
2014 IGF winners

Papers, Please leads 2014 Independent Game Festival winners


Play Jazzpunk though
Mar 19
Papers, Please took the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize at this year's IGF awards, joining last year's Cart Life.  The other winners include Gorogoa (Excellence in Visual Art), Papers, Please (Excellence in Narrative... read
2014 BAFTA winners

Last of Us wins most BAFTA awards, Tearaway gets some love


The BAFTA Us
Mar 13
The Last of Us cashed in on five of its nine 2014 BAFTA nominations, including winning Best Game and Best Story. Not quite 10 awards at D.I.C.E., but good. Tearaway overtook it for Artistic Achievement while also winning in t... read
Xbox One

Oh really? Xbox One named a 'Product of the Year'


The winner in home entertainment
Feb 26
Microsoft can add a bit more hardware to the Xbox One's trophy case. The Xbox One has been named the Product of the Year in the home entertainment category by the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation. While more than 45,000 ... read
Cage gets awarded

David Cage awarded France's Legion of Honor


The nation's highest decoration
Feb 18
Quantic Dream's David Cage (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) is being awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, for his contributions to the country's videogame industry, Le Figaro reports. Cage is the first vid... read

SXSW Gaming Awards finalists announced, fan vote open


Get in there: voting open now
Feb 13
The first-ever SXSW Gaming Awards have announced the first finalists. These were picked from games that were released in 2013, by industry judges and cool folks such as yours truly. You'll see the usual suspects in the Game o... read
Awards

2014 BAFTA game award nominations announced


The usual suspects
Feb 12
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has come out with its nominations honoring last year's videogames. We've seen enough awards that you surely know what I'm about to type. Much like the D.I.C.E. Awards, it's plau... read

Watch the D.I.C.E. Awards live right here!


See who wins
Feb 06
[Update: It's over, see the full results below. The Last of Us won 10 of the 13 awards they were nominated for, including Game of the Year. Congrats, Naughty Dog!] The 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards are happening live in Las Veg... read
Rockstar

Rockstar founders will be inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame


The Houser brothers and GTA producer Leslie Benzies will receive the honor on Thursday
Feb 04
Dan and Sam Houser, founders of Rockstar Games, and GTA producer Leslie Benzies will be the latest inductions into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' (AIAS) Hall of Fame at the D.I.C.E. awards ceremony on Thursday.... read
The Last of Us

Writers Guild of America gives award to The Last of Us


For Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Video Games
Feb 03
It's no secret that Naughty Dog's The Last of Us has taken home a lot of proverbial hardware this year. It can add one more trophy to the case, as Neil Druckmann, the game's writer, won the 2014 Writers Guild of America'... read
The Last of Us

The Last of Us leads D.I.C.E. Awards with 13 nominations


Awards to be livestreamed on February 6 at 7:30PM PT
Jan 16
The 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards take place in Las Vegas from February 4 to February 7 and the nominations have been announced by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Last year the Sony exclusive Journey was up for... read
SUSHI BOOBS!
We have a very passionate episode of Dtoid Huge News of the Week today, as the dynamic duo address the throbbing controversy over a sexy trailer for Sengan Kagura Cooking Rhythm pulled down by YouTube. Plus, Caitli... read feature

Videogame writing awards

Uh, the Writers Guild Award game nominees are weird


I put more stock in the Lollipop Guild's assessment of game writing
Jan 09
The Writers Guild Awards has been giving games writing awards for a number of years now. I'm always confused. Past winners include Dead Head Fred, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Un... read
GDC Awards

GDC Awards led by The Last of Us, Tearaway, and Gone Home


Five nominations each
Jan 09
The Game Developers Choice Awards, the gaming industry's premiere peer-based awards show, has revealed its nominees across the ceremony's ten categories. Leading the way with five nominations a piece are The Last of Us, Teara... read
As voted by Tomopop and Japanator
Our sister sites Tomopop and Japanator had their own respective end of the year awards, just like we did! On Tomopop, they named the gorgeous Poison Ivy figure from Sideshow as the best static figure of 2013. A little more ga... read feature

The Last of Us

Bill from The Last of Us voted as GLAAD's most intriguing


Videogame character praised by gay rights association
Jan 01
As Dtoid's Game of the Year for 2013, The Last of Us is a title that hit all the right notes for players, and will likely go down as one of the most memorable games of the last generation. It was earnest, brutal, and uncompro... read
Sweeter than yammies. Candied yammies.
This is it, Huge members! The AAA budget, brutally honest, no-holds-barred, DH Not W year-end awards special extravaganza! We've got guest appearances from GoNintendo's Raw Meat Cowboy, Sony's Shane Bettenhausen, the return ... read feature

Just Cause

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer is ModDB's mod of the year


The website's readers obviously like chaos on a massive scale
Dec 27
The recently released multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 has won the ModDB's Mod of the Year award. Fully released on Steam just two weeks ago, the mod allows a huge number of players to fight or race each other in the game's ... read
Best of 2013
Congratulations once again to Naughty Dog, as The Last of Us is our Game of the Year for 2013. It also won our best console exclusive, and more importantly it won the community choice award as voted by you. Here are all the r... read feature







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