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Couch Campaign

We have become entertainment for cats


Conrad and Jordan's Couch Campaign continues
Apr 22
Jordan and I have been waiting impatiently for BattleBlock Theater since it was first announced an eternity ago, so we wasted no time in firing it up for the second sortie in our Couch Campaign. Today, we present our first foray into the colorful platformer filled with cats, traps, poop jokes and mystery. It's a lot like our day-to-day lives, when you get right down to it. read
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BattleBlock Theater

The Behemoth details how to get featured in BattleBlock


Get a free chicken and get your playlist online
Apr 11
I'm still playing (and loving) BattleBlock Theater, and the time has come for player created playlists to shine. As such, developer The Behemoth has provided fairly detailed instructions on how to get your playlist featured o... read
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Boba Fett, Blood Dragon, and Battleblock Theater


The Destructoid Show argues about chicken wings on Twitter
Apr 05
Hey gang! Unfortunately, we didn't do a live Destructoid Show today, but we still did one. And it's probably a little bit weird.  The big sad news is that Disney carried out Order 66 on LucasArts. Sadder still, Star War... read
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A chip off the old block
After nearly five years of development time, BattleBlock Theater is finally here. Following the success of Castle Crashers, it would stand to reason that The Behemoth has some big shoes to fill, and for many, the suspense is killer. So I'll just cut to the chase here: it was worth the wait if you're a platforming fan. read feature

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The Behemoth

BattleBlock Theater has unlocks for loyal Behemoth fans


Consumer loyalty appreciated with bonus content
Apr 02
The Behemoth has outlined some special perks players of BattleBlock Theater will get if they have also purchased the developer's prior games. Owning Castle Crashers or Alien Hominid HD on Xbox 360 wi... read
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Sitting down with The Behemoth
For many Behemoth fans, the wait for BattleBlock Theater has felt like an eternity. In some ways, it really has been, as these past four or five years have been approximately half of a console's lifecycle. But what went on du... read feature

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Elder Scrolls Online, Riccitiello Resigns & Transistor!


The Destructoid Show makes fun of a giant corporation
Mar 19
Hey guys! Here's today's Destructoid Show.  Big news, in terms of business stuff -- EA's John Riccitiello has resigned from his role as CEO. EA is offering a generous choice of one of eight free games for customers ... read
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BattleBlock Theater

BattleBlock Theater FINALLY has a release date


No, for real!
Mar 19
Yes, the wait has been quite long but now it's almost over. The Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater will be out on April 3, 2013. Hey, that's my birthday! You'll be able to pick up the game on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft ... read
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BattleBlock

BattleBlock Theater coming out Spring 2013


And it will be playable at PAX East 2013
Feb 26
The Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater, first announced way back in 2009, looks to be finally arriving this Spring. The official beta starts this Thursday, and once that's out of the way we might finally see the release of the g... read
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Battleblock Theater

BattleBlock Theater closed beta starts February 28


Sign-ups still open to new registration
Feb 15
The Behemoth has announced the start date of their closed beta for Battleblock Theater, which will commence at the end of this month. There's a new trailer celebrating this, and you'll be happy to know that you can still sig... read
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Battleblock Theater

Battleblock Theater to start closed beta soon


Sign-ups now open to test Behemoth's next title
Jan 16
Remember Battleblock Theater? It's that competitive/cooperative multiplayer platform game that The Behemoth revealed just after the Big Bang (or a little over three years ago; same difference). It pops up at PAX and Comic Con... read
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Don't worry: BattleBlock Theater is still a thing


Remember that game from 2010?
Dec 14
Remember that one time we saw that teaser image for Battleblock Theater and got all excited? It feels like that was ages ago. Well, that was because it was nearly three years ago, and the game has been hit with delay after de... read
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Almost here: Castle Crashers coming to Steam next week


Sep 21
Four years after releasing on XBLA and winning over the hearts of millions of gamers, Paladin-powered developer The Behemoth is nearly ready to release its medieval, multiplayer beat-'em-up onto Steam. Castle Crashe... read
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The Behemoth wants your Castle Crashers fan fiction


Apr 29
Do you like reading fan fiction? Do you like writing fan fiction? Do you lament the lack of good Castle Crashers fan fiction? Are you just gonna sit there and take it? Do something about it, son! The Behemoth is giving away e... read
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The dead rise again in this BattleBlock Theater update


Nov 18
The fine folks over at The Behemoth have shined the spotlight on a new set of prisoners for the upcoming Battleblock Theater. The two new prisoners are the undead duo of Prisoner #10334 (a.k.a The Mummy) ... read
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BattleBlock Theater is all about being cool


Nov 03
BattleBlock Theater, by The Behemoth, has humor, murder, cuteness and now ice. A new video has just been released with some gameplay footage that introduces prisoner #10330 and the ice levels. While I would have liked some more voiced story trailers, this one shows off the game, so I suppose I'm okay with it. The real question here is, can that guy narrate my life? read
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A hi-res, hand-drawn, downloadable game in which cute characters are imprisoned by maniacal cats who force them to act in lethal plays for their amusement. Sounds like a game from The Behemoth to me! I played Battleblock Theater at PAX this weekend and was so impressed I made sure it got a Destructoid Game of the Show nomination. It was just that much silly, outrageous, beautifully violent fun! read feature

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BattleBlock Theater still not out, here's a new cinematic


Jul 30
Comic-Con attendees had an opportunity to play The Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater this year, which ought to be a sign that the game is just around the corner. However, I played what felt like a near-complete build at PAX Eas... read
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SDCC: Behemoth's big ol' BattleBlock Theater arcade cabs


Jul 23
There's always a huge crowd in The Behemoth's booth here at Comic-Con 2011. They're all there to play the massive BattleBlock Theater arcade cabinets. The cabs feature HD screens, joysticks and buttons, but there's an Xb... read
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The BattleBlock Theater intro is basically fantastic


Mar 18
Here is the intro movie to The Behemoth's upcoming new game, BattleBlock Theater. It's got a high chance of becoming the best thing you'll see today, so make sure you pay attention.  Nothing much I can add, other than t... read
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The Behemoth bringing monster arcade cabinets to PAX East


Mar 04
It certainly would not be a Penny Arcade Expo without The Behemoth, and PAX East is no exception. We've just been given the juicy details on what the studio's setup will entail. I had to shove a few kids and old ladies out of... read
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Freebie alert: Super Soviet Missile Master for iDevices


Feb 05
As promised, The Behemoth has put Super Soviet Missile Mastar out for iPhone and iPad. It's a free download, so you might as well grab the game. In it, you guide a missile away from inconsiderate birds and helicopters so that... read
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Behemoth brings Pink Knight to Castle Crashers on PSN


Feb 03
The Behemoth has announced a new downloadable content pack for the PSN version of Castle Crashers. The Pink Knight Pack contains what Behemoth has said is the "single most requested character." As you may be able to surmise f... read
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Super Soviet Missile Mastar coming to iDevices for free


Jan 11
Now here's a mini-game I haven't given any thought in years. Super Soviet Missile Mastar from Alien Hominid is making the leap to iPhone and iPad -- possibly as early as next month. And it's going to be free. Honestly, I thi... read
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Castle Crashers on XBLA hits 2 million player milestone


Dec 30
The wonderful people at The Behemoth received what can only be assumed to be a delightful gift this Christmas. On December 25th, the total number of users (based on leaderboards) who have played Castle Crashers exceeded ... read
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Commence frowning: No BattleBlock Theater this year


Nov 17
The Behemoth won't be be releasing BattleBlock Theater until next year? You don't say! This sad -- but not entirely unexpected -- news was credited to there being "a little more R&D than we thought and lots of new ground ... read
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PAX 10: Long and Holmes take on BattleBlock Theater


Sep 09
After a few confusing twists and turns, Tara Long and I finally got to take a crack at BattleBlock Theater. The game has a very classic feel to it. In days of old, developers couldn't make games that included 2D platforming,... read
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Castle Crashers PSN in final testing phase


May 05
The long, long wait for PS3 owners who have yet to experience the bliss of Castle Crashers is almost at an end. In an update to their blog, Behemoth has revealed that the game has completed their internal testing and has bee... read
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Volleyball mini-game coming to Castle Crashers on the PSN


Feb 25
The Behemoth may be all about BattleBlock Theater right now, but they haven't forgotten about Castle Crashers for the PlayStation Network. The game is still on track to hit the PSN this year and a new volleyball mini-game wil... read
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The Behemoth has finally revealed the name and premise for its long-awaited Xbox Live Arcade game. The follow-up to Castle Crashers has now officially been named, and we all now know to look forward to BattleBlock Theater! ... read feature

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Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid DLC sales donated to Haiti


Jan 21
You know what's better than accusing Haitian earthquake victims of signing a secret pact with the devil? Buying DLC for Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid HD. Not only are Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid remarkable games, bu... read






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