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Huge News of the Week: Freaky Console-tina Wars  photo
Huge News of the Week: Freaky Console-tina Wars
by Jonathan Holmes

Hello Huge members! We've got a very special episode of your super-secret news show this week, featuring a guest appearance by Dtoid legend and Escapist Reviews Editor Jim "Jimquisition" Sterling. For years, Jim Sterling and Destructoid were synonymous for a lot of people. I'd tell people at PAX or E3 that I worked at Dtoid, and they'd respond with excitement (or disdain) "Oh right! Jim Sterling's website." We're still "working" together on The Dismal Jesters, but I still feel his absence on Dtoid everyday, like phantom limb pain in the shape of a sometimes controversial, hilarious and insightful third leg. 

Jim's over at the Escapist full time now, but I'm going to try to lure him back onto DH Not W whenever I have the chance. This week also includes numbers on the newly current gen consoles wars, news on Cliffy B's next game, Pikmin 3 and Dead Rising 3 DLC, a singing reviews round-up, a mesh tank top, and so much more. Thanks so much for tuning in, and remember to send your questions and comments to HolmesSupHolmes@gmail.com.

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Huge News of the Week: Tell tales of Cranky Joel McHale photo
Huge News of the Week: Tell tales of Cranky Joel McHale
by Jonathan Holmes

On this week's game show-themed episode of DH Not W, we discover the pizza panic button, answer a question from Occams Electric Toothbrush, offer commentary and information on all the biggest news to come out of last night's VGX awards show, and make our best guess on what's the last thing you'd ever want to say to your Dad.

As if that wasn't enough, Caitlin Cooke will wrap and recap the reviews of the week just for you, while Jonathan beats up a box in the background. You've got to feel it. It's electric.

If you love, hate, or "whatever" the show, please drop us a line at HolmesSupHolmes@gmail.com with your questions and comments. We're also toying with the idea of an end of the year awards special, with nominees determined by the viewers, so be sure to send us any idea you have in that arena. We promise to read them all.

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HUGE: Grab a beta key for Hidden Path's Windborne! photo
HUGE: Grab a beta key for Hidden Path's Windborne!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Dtoid HUGE Members, assemble! We've got 10,000 beta keys for Hidden Path Entertainment's upcoming sandbox creation game Windborne to give away, and you get first dibs!

As you'll no doubt remember from our exclusive reveal, Windborne is a new sandbox game from the fine folks responsible for Defense Grid: The Awakening and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and it sees players guiding their avatar through a world they can create and explore either alone or with the help of online partners. There's a ton of ruins filled with puzzles and treasures to uncover, plus enemies encroaching on your island that you'll have to defend against.

To grab an exclusive beta code, just head on over to our HUGE redemption page and push the button! Then, just login to your Steam account and redeem the code there.

Have fun! And for more information on what you get with your $3 a month Destructoid HUGE membership, click here! It's pretty awesome :)

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Huge News of the Week: Next-Gen Naughtiness and More photo
Huge News of the Week: Next-Gen Naughtiness and More
by Jonathan Holmes

It's time for the second episode of Destructoid Huge News of the Week EVER! It's pretty exciting. We added some segments, tried to improve on the stuff that debuted last week, and are having a heck of fun time trying to put it all together. We've got talk about the end of Twitch's broadcasting of content from the PS4 Playroom app, Xbox One users getting banned for saying the word dick, a singing recap of the week's reviews, a first-ever look at Holmes' family tree, and so much more. 

Thanks again to Huge subscribers for making this show possible, and don't forget to write in to HolmesSupHolmes@gmail.com with your questions and comments. We may read your mail on the next episode, but only if you send it in! 

[Thanks to the great Benny Disco for all the amazing photoshops, and Mike Pugliese for the fantastic music.]

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YES! It's the debut of Destructoid Huge News of the Week! photo
YES! It's the debut of Destructoid Huge News of the Week!
by Jonathan Holmes

As much as I loved hosting and co-creating The Destructoid Show, it was a show that was often limited by reality -- the reality of working for a big outlet like Revision3 (where producers and directors make all the final creative decisions), the reality that if the show didn't do well that my wife and I would starve to death, and the reality that not everyone can get behind ideas that burst into my brain after 2 hours of sleep and 6 cups of coffee. 

Thanks to Huge, I now have the opportunity to do a news show my way. The first order of business was finding a collaborator. I was lucky enough to rope the unflappable Caitlin Cooke into the job, and she's already taken to it like a fish to water. From there we had to figure out how to make a news show on our own. Considering the conditions I think we did pretty well, and with luck and experience we'll hopefully keep getting better. 

We've got a lot planned for future episode including review recaps, interviews with developers, and other surprises. I really hope you give the show a shot, and drop us a line at HolmesSupHolmes@gmail.com with your feedback and questions. We'll be reading a selection of them aloud on the next episode, so don't say anything you wouldn't want the world to hear.

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Contest: Your first Xbox One or PS4 game is on us photo
Contest: Your first Xbox One or PS4 game is on us
by Niero Gonzalez

[Update: Contest over! Winners are ShiroYasha, KilpiBan, JONtoidColor, and Mr Grrrr!]

The PS4 and Xbox One are around the corner. You're gonna need games. We're happy to buy your first. Here's our first contest to win your way to a bigger next-gen collection!

Starting from right now until the systems are released, *FOUR* lucky Destructoid readers will win a copy of any game ($65 or less) of your choice, for either system. All you simply have to do is place a comment below stating which game you'd like and for which system. You may only enter once, and please make sure your email address is on file so I can contact you if you if you're our lucky winner. I'll update this post with two winners at the PS4 launch, and two at the Xbox. Games or platforms not yet shipping at time of winning will be made as pre-orders on your behalf. M-Rated prizes may require a phone call to your mother.

No gamer left behind: International readers are also eligible to win, too (via cash voucher).

We're also happy to announce an enhanced perk for HUGE Members: Double Contest Entries. To be honest, this one was kind of accidental: our software randomly chooses a random manual entry or a random upgraded account. Since you're allowed to participate in contests manually and may also might win automatically, you actually have double the odds of winning. HUGE international members also get the cash equivalent if they win. Whoot.

Good luck! 

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No Trick, All Treat at GOG.com, 75% off, 1 game free* photo
No Trick, All Treat at GOG.com, 75% off, 1 game free*
by Niero Gonzalez

Want some cheap Halloween-flavored games? How about a free one?

Our friends at GOG.com are having a 48 hour sale this week with titles marked down to as little as $1.79. The games include Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, The Penumbra Collection, Alan Wake, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, The CAT Lady, Clive Barker's Undying, three Gabriel Knight titles, Sanitarium, Phatasmagoria 1 and 2, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, Pathologic, and Waxworks. Grab them all for the cost of a single next gen game while the sale lasts.

For you with upgraded Dtoid accounts, you get one of these games free: Pathologic is sitting in your HUGE Perks Inbox right here. Thanks for supporting us!

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HUGE: Download a full copy of NightSky right now photo
HUGE: Download a full copy of NightSky right now
by Niero Gonzalez

Have you played NightSky yet? We've got Steam codes for all of our members right now, courtesy of our friends at Nicalis.

Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes gave it an 8/10, calling NightSky a "physics-focused puzzle platformer that alternates between soothing the fuck out of the player and stressing them out with deceptively simple-looking obstacle courses."

To claim your code simply access your HUGE Perks page to grab your code and claim it on Steam. If there is a surplus of codes after members get dibs, we'll of course make the rest public.

Destructoid HUGE is a new way of supporting what we do: it offers you ad-free browsing, a better mobile and tablet experience, a 1080p and work-safe sneaky "Googtoid" page design, 25% off Destructoid Shot Glasses and Shirts, automatic entries to all of our contests, and funds cool new podcasts like The Core, and two unannounced shows we will be launching in the coming weeks (get hype!).  Check it out and thanks for reading us!

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1:45 PM on 10.01.2013

OMG! WTF! Another episode of The Core is at 3PM PST!

Did I trick you guys with that title? Was it attention-grabbing? Titling posts is surprisingly difficult, you have to say something that tells people what they're getting into but is also entertaining. I figured, what's more ...

Spencer Hayes



HUGE Members: Claim your full game from IndieGameStand photo
HUGE Members: Claim your full game from IndieGameStand
by Niero Gonzalez

If you love meticulously-crafted, quality indie games as much as we do, this is for you.

For the past year, IndieGameStand (IGS) has been helping indie game developers promote and sell their games with four-day pay-what-you-want sales, and today they've launched a digital game store where indies can set their own price and distribute direct to customers.  They're currently having a 15% off sale though the end of September, so go check them out!

Huge Members: Download one of their top games for free

To celebrate the launch of our game store, Destructoid has partnered with IndieGameStand to give out over a thousand full games from their shop. We're giving our HUGE members first dibs to download a free game. Grab your full free game code. Once you receive your code, create an account on IGS (or login with Facebook) then redeem that code here.

Check out videos of all of the games we're giving away below, as blogged by their team:

 

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1:00 AM on 09.08.2013

HUGE: Destructoid rolls out ad-free memberships

Many of you had said that you enjoy what we do, but you don't enjoy ads.  We get that. Likewise, we wish we could just concentrate on chasing the best stories, not pageviews. We want to offer more, but also respect our r...

Niero Gonzalez