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8:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Ubisoft Toronto has five games in production

Ubisoft Toronto has five unannounced games in development, two of which are being co-developed with other studios, managing director Jade Raymond revealed at SXSW. "There are definitely a lot of plates spinning," she said at ...

Jordan Devore


2:45 PM on 03.10.2014

Tales from Tales from the Borderlands from SXSW

Telltale and Gearbox are talking Tales from the Borderlands at their SXSW panel. From the alcohol fueled conception (just like most of us) to talking protagonists, this lengthy chat has it all. Which is good because the epis...

Steven Hansen

10:45 AM on 02.19.2014

Tales from the Borderlands: first details at SXSW panel

Are you going to SXSW next month? Then you should make it out to Telltale's and Gearbox's panel as they're going to reveal the very first details on Tales from the Borderlands, their recently announced team-up title. Gearbox ...

Dale North

12:30 PM on 02.13.2014

SXSW Gaming Awards finalists announced, fan vote open

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...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 03.13.2013

Ouya can play current blockbusters but 'why would we?'

Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect and Call of Duty may be all the rage these days, but Ouya, the $99 Android-based console, is going after a different market, according to founder Julie Uhrman. When asked if the console could pla...

Allistair Pinsof



Pachter: Next-gen games cost $70, no more consoles after photo
Pachter: Next-gen games cost $70, no more consoles after
by Tony Ponce

[Update: Keighley has produced another slide in which Pachter predicts that "Durango" will be the generation leader because it has a TV tuner and Skype. Also, there will be no more publisher bankruptcies. Yeah, fat chance.]

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter most definitely has sweet side, but it's his sour side that's so much fun to talk about. The latest stop in his carnival of flavors is SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas, where he made the oft-repeated prediction that this latest round of home consoles will be the last we ever see. Of course, he said the exact same thing about this past generation, but I'm sure his number is bound to come up eventually.

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10:15 AM on 03.04.2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf and others demoed at SXSW

Don't you hate people that say "South By" when referring to popular film, music, and interactive festival SXSW? I do. That's kind of like those people that say they have a Facebook. A Facebook what? Account? A book of faces?&...

Dale North

7:02 AM on 03.14.2007

I'm in your airport, ready to leave your city

The long strange journey that was the past two weeks is about to come to a close. As you loyal readers know, Destructoid took over San Francisco last week at GDC and then went ahead and decided to spread the seed in Austin, ...

Robert Summa

2:15 PM on 03.13.2007

SXSW 07: Live blogging Will Wright

Will Wright is about to speak here at South by Southwest and I'm sitting right here ready to give you all the goods he's about to drop. Hit the jump for the live blogging action ... sexy.Talking after: Confirmed for second half of 2007 and the reason things looked a bit early is because some features were turned off. 

Robert Summa

1:45 PM on 03.12.2007

SXSW 07: A night out with Kevin Rose, Morgan Spurlock, Patrick Norton and G4

Last night Workman and Summa were in top form, hitting the bars and mingling with the classy types all around Austin, Texas. We hit up just about every cool party imaginable and ended up hanging out with the likes of Luke ...

Robert Summa

8:53 PM on 03.11.2007

SXSW 07: Screenburn is dead

The SXSW Screenburn arcade comes to a close today, so we just killed time by hanging out and eating three square meals at Friday's. I'm jumping on a series of midnight airplanes to get back to Miami, so before I go I ...

Niero Gonzalez







SXSW 07: Hands-on with Jam Sessions DS
by Niero Gonzalez

Today we spent some personal time with Ubisoft's new Nintendo DS game: Jam Sessions here at the Screenburn exhibition at South by Southwest. As you can see from the promotional video, it's more of a virtual guitar interface than it is a game, but is very entertaining nonetheless if you're into these types of products. They surprised me at the booth by handing us a guitar pick instead of a DS stylus and it worked rather well.

You can safely say that I represent the niche market that Jam Sessions will reach out to -- I'm a huge fan of Bemani and always look for similar games on my portable and home consoles. If I ever travel, I keep Eletroplankton, Elite Beat Agents, and Rhythm Tengoku at striking distance. They're a fun release for me because I can't actually play instruments to save my life and I'm really into music. Naturally, when we heard about it so I couldn't wait to jump on a plane and get here. Guitar noob impressions, design sketches, and screen shots follow the jump.

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SXSW 07: Killer swag contest photo
SXSW 07: Killer swag contest
by Robert Summa

It's fairly standard: You go to a convention, you get a ton of swag. One of the most pimped-out swag items we've seen so far, though, is this hotness from Killer -- they make high-end network interface cards that help hardcore gamers, allegedly. So, of course, we want to give this away to you. Here's what you gotta do:

Create a photoshop using any videogame character or personality and put them in a sort of blingy Icy Hot Stuntazz kind of outfit/situation -- post all images below in the comments section, if you can't then send entries my way to robert (dot) summa (at) destructoid (dot) com. Top winners get this Killer swag and probably some other extras. Holla! 

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2:34 PM on 03.11.2007

SXSW 07: The Dorkbot beer garden party

Naturally, we were magnetically drawn to last night's Dorkbot party, a movement dedicated to doing useful, geeky, and interesting things with electricity. The outdoor event actually ran on keg-power though, as hundreds l...

Niero Gonzalez

2:13 PM on 03.11.2007

SXSW 07: Playing with your shadow

One of the neat little interactive displays here at South by Southwest was this motion sensing shadow thingy (technical term) that we were able to play with. As you can see, I'm all about stealing little kids' bubbles and whatnot. What's interesting is, can you imagine this at home, as maybe a console add on? Would it work? Would you want it to work?

Robert Summa

3:47 PM on 03.10.2007

SXSW 07: Seagate vs. Summa for charity

While our executive editor may look like a heartless rapist crawling the Austin streets for girls with daddy problems, Robert Summa has a heart of gold for the chilluns and participated in today's Seagate charity event....

Niero Gonzalez