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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture won the British Writers' Guild's award for best video game writing

The British Writers’ Guild Awards is an annual event where the best of British writing across TV, film, radio, stage, and video games are acknowledged and celebrated. For those in the industry, it’s a fairly big deal. This year,...

 
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Britain, Britain, Britain! Over the years we’ve been known for a lot: tea, monocles, the Queen, imperialism, and at one point… video games. We had it all, from the Sinclair ZX Spectrum to Rockstar Games, Britain ...   read

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DestrUKtoid Episode 6 - Hot Orc Twins

The UK, it exists and Destructoid now has writers there. Great British Pounds. Eastenders. Steptoe and Son. The Destructoid UK Podcast (DestrUKtoid). Destructoid UK Editor Laura Dale is joined this week by Joe Parlock and Vikki Blake t...

 
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Rockstar Games is suing the BBC

Rockstar Games has filed a lawsuit against the BBC. This is because of the Beeb’s upcoming drama Game Changer, which details the early days of the studio and its hit Grand Theft Auto as well as the much-publicised conflict between Roc...

 
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Conker's Bad Fur Day

Conker's Bad Fur Day director's commentary is glorious

I said DAMN! Nintendo 64-era Rare is on a roll lately! I may be tempted to go buy an N64 off eBay right now and have a week-long Rare session. Three big shots from Conker's Bad Fur Day's dev staff have decided to knock back a few rounds, p...

 
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Wii U gets a 50-60 price drop in the UK

If you've been waiting for the Wii U to drop in price in the UK, then today is your lucky day. CVG reports that various retailers are following the lead of supermarket giant Asda's £50 price cut on Wii U bundles. Here's a few places w...

 
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Britain's best shine in newest Steam indie bundle

Looks like it's that time again, kids! Time for another indie bundle to tempt your wallet and Steam account. Some of Britain's most successful independent game developers have come together in a show of jolly-good cooperation to bring us th...

 
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BritToid Ep.24: Keep Calm and have some Pi

Oh hey there! It's that time again for some wonderful European magic. We have a full cast this week (yay) and after rambling on about games and stuff, we talk a little more about the current situation with UK retailer GAME. We then move on ...

 
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New trailer for Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

I'm still waiting for a really good Doctor Who game. The BBC-produced episodic adventure game released last year does not qualify, as far as I'm concerned, but there's hope for The Eternity Clock. Due out next month, we can see f...

 
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BritToid Ep. 23: Keep Calm and Something About GAME

Sup Dtoid homies! Me and my jolly bunch of crazy Europeans are back again for some more madness, criticism and some form of videogame chat. After our weekly roundup we move on to talk about some of the current big topics in the UK games ind...

 
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BritToid Ep. 22: Keep Calm and Look Back At 2011

It's not too late to do a 2011 recap right? Well it is still January, so myself and the BritToid team decided to look back before we move forward into 2012. We picked a whole bunch of categories to discuss and believe me, there were many di...

 
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BritToid Ep. 21: Keep Calm and Don't Mind the Gap!

Well hello there wonderful Destructoid people. It's that time again... BritToid episode 21 is here! After doing our weekly game round-up, we recap the happenings from last week's Namco vs Capcom fight club, which was also covered by Ju...

 
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Destructoid's European gift guide

It’s that wonderful time of year again when we eat too much and feel all merry, but who can forget the presents? That’s right, the ever more difficult task of buying gifts for your nerdy friends and family has been made slightly...

 
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BritToid Ep. 20: Keep Calm and Don't Stare at The Sun

Well hello there fine men and women of Destructoid, I am very pleased to announce episode 20 of BritToid is now available! How exciting! As always we begin by rounding up what we have enjoyed playing this week, which is actually quite varie...

 
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BritToid Episode 19: Keep Calm and Say Hi To Becca!

Hello and good day Lords and Ladies, I am pleased to announce the latest episode of BritToid! We have said our goodbyes to Miss Hollie Bennett and I have now been welcomed into the world of crazy. This episode begins with a quick round up o...

 
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Get your fight on! Namco X Capcom Fight Club

On Saturday, December 3rd at the Namco Station in London, Capcom and Namco are teaming up for an extra special UK Christmas Fight Club, featuring an extra special guest: producer of the Tekken series, Harada-san!! He will be there throughou...

 
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BritToid ep 18: Keep calm and say farewell to Hollie

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 UK.  On a...

 
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Join us at the MCM Expo in London this weekend

From October 28-30 (this weekend) the MCM Expo in London will be taking place. Held twice a year at the Excel centre in the Docklands, this event is usually a huge mass of cosplayers, anime and some content from games. However, as the conve...

 
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BritToid: The Eurogamer Expo 2011 special edition

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 together to discu...

 
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BritToid ep 15: Keep calm and have a special edition

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 awesome gamescom was...

 
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Gamescom Day 3 Wrap up

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 myself discuss what ...

 
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Meet the Gamescom 2011 team

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. Much like last...

 
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BritToid Ep 14: Keep calm and fondle the back

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.  On episode 14...

 
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Ubisoft announces official Assassin's Creed apparel

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 initially...

 
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BritToid Ep 13: Keep calm and do stuff with Angel!

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 became the ...

 
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BritToid Ep 12: Keep calm and touch a bear

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 take a look at wh...

 
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BritToid Ep 11: Keep calm and plug the flow

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 to be on a podca...

 
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Drink, relax and play in South England

With the Mana bar having great success in Melbourne, Australia it is great to be contacted by a similar bar hidden away on the south coast of England. The Loading Bar is based in Falmouth and provides gamers with a place to drink, rela...

 
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Interview: European love up with Steel Series

I have to admit that I am quite the fan of Steel Series and despite him constantly picking on me, I actually enjoy interviewing company CMO Kim Rom.  Huddled in a corner of the E3 show floor Kim runs us through Steel Series latest&nbs...

 
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BritToid Ep 10: The missing edition

After numerous technical difficulties and a little trip to E3, I can finally announce that the very long awaited and overdue BritToid episode 10 has finally arrived -- on the eve of the recording of BritToid episode 11 none the less.  ...

 

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I am Hollie 'Pheoinx' Bennett aka Kind of a big deal. I am the European Community Manager, contributor, host of the BritToid and director of the European video team. I love this website and ever...

 

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Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 
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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Is it weird that CJs review is the first time Ive seen the US price for Pocket Card Jockey listed anywhere? They were pretty mum on it until now (maybe because its cheaper in way, its totally worth Addiction City, here I come!

 
EtosiGiR

Just curious what the split looks like here on the ol Personally Im team Captain (Even though Panther is my favorite and hes starting out on the wrong Dafuh Marvel? Dafuh?

 
ikiryou

This is what sex looks like & it now costs 13800

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Got a proper game of TF2 played today that lasted over an Still good at it! Completely different kinds of games and both are fun but this has me wanting Overwatch less because Ill probably still play it :p Guess I feel a bit more in

 
Nathan D

Persona 5 on September 15?! Right around my birthday! I know what Im get-wait what? In JAPAN?! You smug son of a

 
whatsacow

9 hours of Overwatch just happened and I didnt realise I guess productivity can wait until

 
Sir Shenanigans

Its funny in Overwatch because Lucio is the name of the large Italian man who owns the pizzeria right by my Lucio on skates is a very funny thing for me to think/hear/dream

 
AvtrSpirit

We HAVE to have Destructoid OverWatch for FNF HAVE to! I can host on PC, but I think well pull more of a crowd if a more prominent member of the community posts about Please! :D

 
ikiryou

The ultimate solution to your backlog woes

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Whats all this Im hearing about a Hacker-chan? Im sure she doesnt look all that

 
Dreggsao

Good thing I know to get the Forza 6 f2p whatever beta in the windows People not knowing this wouldnt find out even on the official Microsoft and PC games is always

 
Perro

Im new to eBay and did my first snipe and won on a Feel bad for the guy who probably looked at the 30 seconds left on the item thinking he would win but also so satisfying to metaphorically take candy from that baby

 
KingSigy

OH MY GOD! I CANT BELIEVE UNCHARTED 4 HAS AN ENDING! Oh, whoops,

 
Torchman

mmmmmmmmmmm that Persona 5 trailer is a fine way to wake Also could Torch have found P5 best girl? Perhaps, but only time will

 
Ckarasu

Everyone in the Discord channel that I mod are talking about Seems Hacker-chan is their

 
StriderHoang

Civil War tonight for me and missus CIVIL WAR! CIVIL WAR!

 
FakePlasticTree

Arrrrgh must have P5 Just shove it into my veiiins!

 
OverlordZetta

I warn anyone who sees this in the future that is anticipating Persona 5, todays footage will ruin you for To the game, anyway, but thats all that matters, right?

 
ObliqueZombie

15 DAYS BEFORE FINAL FANTASY 15?! Come ONNNNNNN

 
Robo Panda Z

I really want to try Overwatch, but with my connection, it wont be done downloading until the open beta is

 
KingSigy

People bitching about the Modern Warfare Remaster being locked behind Infinite Warfares CE need to remember one thing: Modern Warfare 2s CE had Call of Duty classic as an exclusive for a few It sold separately at a later Fuck!

 
drmcscott

Farewell sweet Rest your little demo

 
ShadeOfLight

As the Nuzlocke continues Im starting to feel bad for naming my Stantler Bitchface, considering hes more than pulling his We still mourn Flowersaur, but Seras (now Crobat) has become the new main

 
BigDoniel

Saw a deal for the 500 gig ps4 with free controller and Rachet Seems pretty tempting since Id like the game, then realised theres nothing else on it thats worth

 
absolutfreak

Looking forward to checking out Overwatch in the beta for the first time

 
Jiraya

Now listening to old music 11 - Tears For Fears - Shout

 
absolutfreak

Parents surprised me with a sweet Amazon gift card for Think its about time to grab a PS4, Uncharted 4, and

 
lokhe

Holy Pyromancy turned Dancer into a joke Dis shit OP as

 
Parismio

It has finally Ive never played it before and I wont be able to start it for a few

 
gajknight

OMG everyone, the ending Of Uncharted 4 is amazing! Drake was the origami killer, Elana was dead all along and Sully was the father! Mind blown!

 

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