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#Video Game Conventions

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TwitchCon

TwitchCon's happening again this fall, leaves Bay Area for San Diego

Times, they are a changin'. Once, it was enough to attend a video game convention to play video games. Now, there's a whole subset of people who would rather attend a video game convention to mingle with people who play video games. Almost ...

 
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Blizzard

Here's when you can buy tickets for BlizzCon 2016

Blizzard has announced the dates and ticket prices for BlizzCon 2016. BlizzCon 2016 - which marks the convention’s tenth anniversary - will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016 and Saturday November 5, 2016 in the Anaheim Convention...

 
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MAGFest 2016

See the madness that is MAGFest 2016 first-hand

MAGFest, also known as the Music and Gaming Festival, has blown up since its start in 2002. Originally consisting of just 265 people, this year's con (held at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center) is expected to hit ...

 
PlayStation Experience photo
PlayStation Experience

PSA: That clear liquid at PlayStation Experience is not breath spray

Upon entering PlayStation Experience, there was a chance to get a Sony goodie bag that has items enabling you to further advertise its brand. There's a beanie, a shirt, a poster, and a clear plastic spray bottle with the Sony logo emblazone...

 
PAX 2k15 Montage photo
PAX 2k15 Montage

Look at all the fun we had at PAX Prime 2015!

Boy oh boy, we had a blast and a half at PAX Prime 2015. We played some games, saw old friends, and got very sick. Very, very sick. I am dying. Please send a gun with one bullet so I can escape this mucus hell of my own creation. Anyway, th...

 
PSX photo
PSX

PlayStation Experience is happening again, but moving to SF

PlayStation Experience went through some growing pains for its inaugural show in Las Vegas last year. The spirit of the convention was right, but attendance seemed low, major publishers didn't have much to show, and there were rumors of po...

 
Super Smash Con photo
Super Smash Con

Super Smash Con starts today, Brawl finals are tonight

Man I love the Super Smash Bros. community. They've heard the phrase "Smash isn't a fighting game" for years on end (I used to argue on Smash 64's behalf in my middle school cafeteria), but they've remained one of the most passionate c...

 
Sterling in We Happy Few photo
Sterling in We Happy Few

Jim Sterling doing voice work for Compulsion's We Happy Few

ScrewAttack Gaming Convention is going on right now, and some news relevant to longtime Destructoid readers has come out of it. Our old pal Jim Sterling put on Jimquisition Live there, and he made a few announcements during the panel. For t...

 
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Runescape

You can now pay for RuneFest using virtual currency

Are you super into RuneScape? Are you hoping to go to the RuneFest convention in London this October? Apparently, you can now pay for your tickets, accommodation and flights if you're ludicrously rich in virtual currency. So, how does this ...

 
Anime Expo photo
Anime Expo

Check out all this cosplay from Anime Expo in 60 FPS

Cosplay videos are always challenging, especially when you're at a show where you don't recognize half the characters. I don't watch a whole lot of anime, but I wanted to see if I could make an interesting video nonetheless! Maybe I succeed...

 
Minecon photo
Minecon

Minecon 2015 was the biggest single-game dedicated convention ever

Did you go to Minecon in London this weekend? Did you take literally everyone you know with you? Well congratulations, in doing so, you and everyone else have broken a world record! According to Guinness World Records, Minecon 2015 has been...

 
E3 2015 community choice
It's the moment you've all been waiting for: the time to vote for your favorite game of E3! Click below and make your selection, then tell us about it in the comments! There's certainly no shortage of AMAZING games to choose from this year!   read

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Sony

Sony opts to not hold a press conference at world's largest videogame show

In early August, hundreds of thousands of people will descend upon Cologne, Germany for gamescom, the largest videogame trade show on the planet. Publishers and platform owners will have plenty to announce with all game enthusiasts as a cap...

 
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EGX

Indie Megabooth's bringing more indies to EGX

There are a few glorious, magical days where the Destructoid UK team gets to actually write about news from the UK. They happen very rarely, but thankfully the stars have aligned and today is one of those days. God save the bloody Queen. An...

 
Gen Con photo
Gen Con

Gen Con may leave Indiana if anti-gay bill gets final approval

If you've been following the news over the past few years, then you are keenly aware of the debate and divide that gay rights has caused. Unfortunately, there is a segment of our population that wants to deny others their right to life and ...

 
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EGX Rezzed

Party with Destructoid at EGX Rezzed!

Morning, Brits. Thousands will be heading to London's Tobacco Dock later for EGX Rezzed's preview day; are you one of them?

 
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PAX East 2015 plans

Destructoid's PAX East 2015 schedule is here!

PAX East 2015 is happening RIGHT NOW! And just like years past, the Destructoid community is there in a big, big way. Did you make the trek to Boston this year? Then check out our daily meetup schedule below! And be sure to join our PAX Eas...

 
Dyscourse preview
Owchemy Labs’ Alex Schwartz is one of the bravest men I know. In the midst of GDC, perhaps the most inside baseball-heavy of all conventions, he told a member of the press that Dyscourse was a "survival game." Of c...   read

TwitchCon photo
TwitchCon

Twitch announces TwitchCon for September 2015

Today, Amazon-owned videogame streaming service Twitch.tv announced a convention "dedicated to Twitch’s community of partners, broadcasters, and viewers." The show will run from September 25-26, 2015 in San Francisco at Moscone West, ...

 
PlayStation Experience
I've been to a lot of videogame conventions this year. From the relatively small BitSummit to the monstrosity that is gamescom, I've pretty much seen them all. I didn't think this past weekend's trip to Las Vegas would result...   read

EarthBound photo
EarthBound

EarthBound documentary Kickstarter success leads to convention

The EarthBound fanbase is an ever growing blob of sweetness and joy. Just when you think you've seen how far it can go, it gets even bigger and even more happy. Did you know that the game was #10 on the Wii U eshop charts last week, beating...

 
8===D
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps you attended the fifth annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo which took place the weekend before last. If you didn't, well -- here's a lovely pile of photos that the talented Geoffrey...   read

EVE Vegas photo
EVE Vegas

Big changes are coming to EVE Online, and they're all being streamed here

CCP holds a few events for fans of EVE Online every year. Alongside Fanfest in Iceland, EVE Vegas is one of the major spectacles and it's kicking off today. If you aren't fortunate enough to be in Sin City to celebrate alongside ...

 
Fanfest 2015 photo
Fanfest 2015

EVE Online's Fanfest 2015 officially slated for March 19-21

Pilots in EVE Online might feel like they're on top of the world when they're flying their spaceships through the galaxy, but if they want the full and authentic treatment, they have to make a voyage to Iceland for Fanfest -- the gamin...

 
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GX3 funded!

GaymerX secures funding for a third convention

GX3: Everyone Games has eclipsed its $80,000 Kickstarter goal with more than two days to spare. The convention will return to San Francisco in late 2015, where the organizers endeavor to provide a safe space for "everyone who feels lik...

 
Dtoid at PAX Prime photo
Dtoid at PAX Prime

Dtoid's community meetup plans for PAX Prime 2014!

[Update: Our big party is tonight! Hope to see you there!] PAX Prime 2014 is happening right now! We're armed to the teeth with meetups scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday, a badass party we're co-hosting with Square Enix, a ...

 
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Gaymer X is back

GaymerX returns as GX3: Everyone Games

GaymerX aims to return in 2015 as GX3: Everyone Games. The convention, focused on building a safe space for everyone, is rebranding itself to be more inclusive toward marginalized folks and allies that may not necessarily identify as part o...

 
Ubisoft at PAX photo
Ubisoft at PAX

Watch Assassin's Creed and play other Ubisoft games at PAX Prime

Ubisoft seemingly takes the same approach to all of its PAX showings -- theater presentations of Assassin's Creed, and playable demos of its other upcoming games. PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle next week is no different, except for the fact that...

 
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GameStop

GameStop Expo 2014 is helping to celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary

GameStop is celebrating Batman's 75th year with several events at GameStop Expo 2014. Players can get hands-on early access to LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham by TT Games, for one, and Arkham Knight fans will be able to see and take pictures w...

 
Assassin's Creed Rogue photo
Assassin's Creed Rogue

Ubisoft's already offering the first hands-on with Assassin's Creed Rogue

Assassin's Creed Rogue may have only been officially announced for an entire day now, but Ubisoft already has plans to let fans try it out in the very near future. If you happen to be at gamescom in Cologne, Germany next week, you coul...

 

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ACESandElGHTS

I was sitting at lunch and my buddy was eating Chik Fil A & muttering about bigotry in delicious chicken form and before long he just started spewing a bunch of weak liberal bullshit for no reason at See why I steer conversations toward video games?

 
Amna Umen

How come none of you told me about Crypt of the Necrodancer and that it was so fun?! I hold you all

 
SpielerDad

After gaming for many years, I tea-bagged someone in Halo last He was an Wife walks into the room and asked me why I was pressing my peaches up against the TV Apparently, tea-bagging in a game is different than in real

 
Dr Mel

New Game+ better watch This fuckers in

 
Kaleido Ruby

Dengeki put up more visuals for The Disappearance of @Nekrosys This

 
Nathan D

Been having a crappy week so far, but then I found Week: Its the little

 
Chris Bradshaw

Somebody already said it and I cant remember who, but he/shes The next form of handheld gaming is exclusively in the hands of Lets hope that they make a system with all the brilliance of Nintendo packed in the all the aesthetic of Sony

 
ikiryou

My job features co-workers who lack communication/interpersonal skills & these people get upset with me because they leave little important details out of their Details are kinda Not sure this is going to work out

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I love Windows 10 and Im all for Microsoft making an attempt on PC gaming again but they need to get this stuff On my third time downloading Quantum Break as the update refused to download there and the game wouldnt show up in the Start

 
Shinta

Going through my 2nd run in Nioh trying to play unarmed, and katana Unarmed counters are an instant kill and Im landing them ~70% of the time so its pretty If I mess up, I go for the Check out this video Dudes not human

 
ShadeOfLight

Nuzlocke update: lucked out and caught a male Nidoran, but by now Ive already gotten so attached to Edward the Sandslash that I dont plan on using I guess that means its working!

 
Luca Blight

That feeling when your halfway through a blog and you forgot what to

 
ObliqueZombie

Its Golden Week in Japan, and I just spent the last five hours browsing YouTube for nostalgic music videos, Dunkey, and the latest Its like Christmas

 
Glabatron

Read the Reinhardt couldnt get over the fact that it should be Wilhelm Reinhardt, not the other way

 
JcDent

My experience as a gamer and a game reviewer has lead me to hold hope is the first step on the road to disappointment as the most truthful statement in 40K, at least as far as announcements and new releases are

 
lokhe

Watching blind LPs of Souls games is a bittersweet Sometimes, they find shit you completely missed and impress you, while at other times they cant see the answer when its staring them in the Oh the sweet furstration! xD

 
DanteKinkade

Person of Interest had a really great season opening episode, for one they managed to make a super computer using several PS3s, it also showed that Root is probably one of the few people who had hers running on

 
Nekrosys

Ive gone back to playing As it were, I want to build myself a Tonitrus/Holy Moonlight Sword-using Wasnt too keen on the Bowblade for some Oh

 
whatsacow

God help me, Im addicted to Hearthstone Its been a year since I last played and a lot has One thing hasnt though - I still fucking despise

 
Fenriff

If you havent heard, Overwatch is Zarya and Mercy for

 
Dangus Taargus

Anyone want Affordable Space Adventures or Shantae TPC? North American Humble bundle

 
Fuzunga

Battleborn day-one update is only 470mb!

 
Indestructoidable

Killed the Abyss Watchers in an epic

 
klaw616

Hooooow can I explain, when there are feeeeewwww words I can choooooose Come on, you all know the words!

 
Sr Churros

Madonna oficially became a female MMO character now

 
taterchimp

Going to make a site that allows people to raise money to get virgin dudes

 
Terry 309

So I posted a 4v4 RT game on youtube just to show what its like to

 
BigDoniel

Fair to say the Dota 2 addiction is Have no idea why, the game just never seems to get

 
TheAngriestCarp

I was so stoked to finally see Dreamweaver sharing his artwork with the community that I had the urge to try drawing his catgirl OC, Mayuki, So if youre reading this Dream, consider it a gift from one fledgling artist to another!

 

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