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6:45 PM on 07.09.2014

Check out the full Halo: Master Chief Collection RTX panel here

We all miss big events. It happens. But if you weren't able to make it to RTX this past weekend but are still jonesing for some Halo: The Master Chief Collection tidbits, the entire panel is now available to watch in its ent...

Brittany Vincent


1:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Halo 2 gets the Mongoose with a gun in Master Chief Collection

When Microsoft revealed Halo: The Master Chief Collection at E3, it mentioned that Halo 2 would get the anniversary treatment to commemorate ten years since its release. One of the ways this will happen is through t...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 PM on 07.05.2014

This new Halo: Master Chief Collection trailer is sexy

A new trailer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection featuring the voice of actor Keith David's Arbiter was unveiled today at the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, Texas. The debut took place as part of a panel, hosted by de...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Fire alarm evacuates Rooster Teeth Expo, events cancelled

The streets surrounding the Austin Convention Center flooded with people this evening, as Rooster Teeth Expo attendees reported the pulling of a fire alarm, leading to an emergency evacuation of the show. The event organizers...

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 PM on 07.03.2014

Another cupcake-y tease for The Behemoth's next game

Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater studio The Behemoth is bringing this thing to RTX this weekend in Austin, Texas. What is it? (Besides a cupcake, obviously.) Dunno. But if you've been following "Game 4," you'll likely ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 07.09.2012

RTX: All the coverage from the South's latest game expo

"Bring PAX to the South" you screamed. While Penny Arcade might not have heard you, Rooster Teeth did and they put on a hell of a show this past weekend. With four times the attendance of last year, a public demo of one of th...

Allistair Pinsof

7:00 AM on 07.09.2012

Halo 4: Spartan Ops to drop and shock San Diego Comic Con

This past weekend during the Halo 4 panel at the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, Texas 343 Industries and Certain Affinity gave us a taste of what's to come for the next installment in the first-person shooting franchise. ...

Kyle MacGregor



RTX: Hands-on with millions of guns in Loadout photo
RTX: Hands-on with millions of guns in Loadout
by Kyle MacGregor

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.]

At a glance onlookers might characterize Loadout as yet another emulous shooter looking to wedge its way into a market that's already bursting at the seams with them. And perhaps it is. But for a developer that's spent the last decade and a half working on licensed games, ports and sequels, Edge of Reality is finally stretching its wings with a project of its own.

Hanging its hat on an extensive weapon crafting feature, Loadout takes a page out of the Borderlands handbook by offering an absolutely crazy amount of weapon variety. The Austin-based developer promises upwards of a million different combinations to help fell your competition across the third-person shooter's variety of gameplay modes.

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RTX: Halo 4 multiplayer gets a serious upgrade photo
RTX: Halo 4 multiplayer gets a serious upgrade
by Allistair Pinsof

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.]

A month ago at E3, Hamza saw, conquered, and approved of Halo 4. But, why wouldn’t he? He’s like the biggest Halo fan on staff! I, on the other hand, have lukewarm feelings toward the series. I played all but Halo 2 to completion and enjoyed them (ODST the most), but have never been profoundly impressed by the games.

I am speaking mostly about the single-player, which I have yet to touch in Halo 4. Multiplayer has been the draw of the series for me, but even that has lost me over time. I had fun with Halo 3 but didn’t bother much with the following games online. I didn’t think Halo 4 would change my opinion, but it did.

There is something about Halo 4 that feels new, while retaining the flow and vibrant palette of the franchise. I’m not a Halo fan, but even I have to take an optimistic standpoint on 343 Industries' new direction for the series.

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RTX: Killing orcs with a buddy in Orcs Must Die! 2   photo
RTX: Killing orcs with a buddy in Orcs Must Die! 2
by Allistair Pinsof

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.]

Sometimes the right game comes at the wrong time in your life. For me that was Orcs Must Die! which, against my better judgement, I installed and obsessively played during finals week last fall. The game’s blend of tower defense and third-person combat hooked me in a way few other games did in 2011. Though I find it hard to play a game for more than an hour at a time, this came easy with Orcs Must Die!

As a result, I’ve had little interest in checking out Orcs Must Die! 2 before release. I know what it is and I know I want it bad. I couldn’t just ignore it on RTX’s show floor, however, so I checked it out. Though I’m not surprised to find the high quality Robot Entertainment brought before intact, I did get to see what’s new with OMD. I also had my concerns with co-op assuaged. Somewhat.

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RTX: Exclusive footage of Halo 4's revamped Forge photo
RTX: Exclusive footage of Halo 4's revamped Forge
by Allistair Pinsof

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.]

As promised, here's the Forge demo shown at today's 343 Industries panel at RTX. The video is broken into two parts. The first video shows off the revamped UI and new features of Forge. The second video, embedded below, shows off a level made in the new Forge.

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6:30 PM on 07.07.2012

RTX: Photos of Team Rocket, Mega 64 hugs, and dumb stuff

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.] Yes, that's Team Rocket cosplayers hanging out with a stormtrooper. Do you now ...

Allistair Pinsof

5:15 PM on 07.07.2012

RTX: Rooster Teeth, now with more Elijah Wood and fans

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.] From 500 in attendance last year to 4,000 this weekend at RTX, Rooster Teeth ha...

Allistair Pinsof



RTX: Halo 4 Forge details unveiled photo
RTX: Halo 4 Forge details unveiled
by Allistair Pinsof

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.]

Forge, the world-building Halo tool that players have used to make and share levels and films (Red vs. Blue among them), will receive a couple upgrades in Halo 4.

During 343 Industries' Halo 4 Panel at RTX, Certain Affinity, who is co-developing the mode with 343, demoed the new Forge and showed off some of its new features, including:

  • Players can jump into map without any load, including dynamic lighting.
  • Objects give name and details on geometry when grabbed.
  • Bridges and other repeating objects are now built in a fraction of the time through duplication.
  • You can also easily duplicate objects (via down on d-pad) and can connect objects via a magnetized grid.
  • You can now lock objects in place.
  • All Forge objects look closer to the form in multiplayer maps.
  • Player trait zone can be created which dictate player speed, gravity, damage absorption and other Spartan traits in a defined area. Example: A player makes a jump that he couldn't before he adjusted the gravity and speed traits.
  • There still will be no undo/redo features due to networking issues

After running through the details, we were shown a chaotic player obstacle course created in Forge. This platforming stage required players to navigate across a ship under attack from endless, falling debris. It was basically Super Meat Boy played from first-person. Awesome.

Check back tonight for exclusive video of the Forge demo!

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1:30 PM on 07.06.2012

RTX vs EVO: Only one weekend gaming convention can win

If watching fighting game streams coming out of EVO isn't your thing, perhaps Destructoid's RTX event coverage this weekend will be more to your liking. RTX, or Rooster Teeth Expo, is shaping up to be the PAX of the South and...

Allistair Pinsof

2:00 PM on 06.19.2012

Rooster Teeth Expo brings playable Halo 4 to Austin

Though PAX South may be a pipe dream, internet sensation Rooster Teeth (Red vs. Blue) are offering Southern gentlemen and ladies the next best thing with Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX), coming to Austin, Texas July 7-8. For this pu...

Allistair Pinsof