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Sony

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


Siding with the Parisians instead
May 06
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 enthu... read
EGX

Indie Megabooth's bringing more indies to EGX


It's just oozing independence, so stick both hands in
Apr 21
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 b... read
Gen Con

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


Sorry bigots, you can't have this one
Mar 25
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 rig... read
EGX Rezzed

Party with Destructoid at EGX Rezzed!


Videogames, bruv
Mar 12
Morning, Brits. Thousands will be heading to London's Tobacco Dock later for EGX Rezzed's preview day; are you one of them? read
PAX East 2015 plans

Destructoid's PAX East 2015 schedule is here!


Party with the best damn community on Earth
Mar 07
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 j... read
It's also not Early Access
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 feature

TwitchCon

Twitch announces TwitchCon for September 2015


Oh great, another one.
Feb 20
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... read
Not bad for a first try
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 feature

EarthBound

EarthBound documentary Kickstarter success leads to convention


The most passionate fan base in gaming strikes again
Nov 15
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 las... read
The Dream of the 70s-90s is alive in Portland
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 feature

EVE Vegas

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


Live from EVE Vegas
Oct 18
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 celeb... read
Fanfest 2015

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


In Reykjavik, Iceland as always
Oct 02
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 Fanfe... read
GX3 funded!

GaymerX secures funding for a third convention


Organizers successfully raise over $80,000 via Kickstarter
Sep 16
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 "everyon... read
Dtoid at PAX Prime

Dtoid's community meetup plans for PAX Prime 2014!


Bookmark this page for guaranteed fun!
Aug 29
[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 ... read
Gaymer X is back

GaymerX returns as GX3: Everyone Games


And the organizers are looking to raise funds via Kickstarter
Aug 26
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 ide... read
Ubisoft at PAX

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


Plenty to see, plenty to play
Aug 21
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 fo... read
GameStop

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


Batman still going strong even after all these years
Aug 18
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 ... read
Assassin's Creed Rogue

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


Try it first at gamescom
Aug 06
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... read
gamescom

There's going to be a capacity crowd on gamescom's Saturday


Other days aren't sold out yet
Jul 16
It shouldn't take anyone by surprise that there are going to be a lot of people at gamescom. After all, it's one of the world's largest videogame conventions. One of the trade show's four days is officially at capacity, howev... read
EGX

Alien Isolation, Evolve, and Volume are playable at EGX 2014


The renamed Eurogamer Expo is happening in London on September 25 - 28
Jul 09
The re-branded EGX London (formerly the Eurogamer Expo) has announced the first batch of games that will be playable on the show floor. There's no big surprises as publishers have broken out the big guns like Evolve, Alien: ... read
QuakeCon

Here are your QuakeCon 2014 tournaments and trials


Go forth and frag
Jul 02
Quake Live players from all over the world will be competing for money and ego at QuakeCon 2014. The event is being held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Players will be competing from a prize pool of more than $40,000... read
Japan Expo

Hironobu Sakaguchi revealing surprise project at Japan Expo


Surprise! It's probably not the game you were hoping for
Jun 26
Hironobu Sakaguchi is making an appearance at Japan Expo next Wednesday, during which he'll discuss his prolific career and a secret project he's got in the works. I'm hoping it's a Final Fantasy kind of secret, you know what... read
GaymerX

This is the last year for the GaymerX convention as we know it


It will be pared down in the future
Apr 14
I've heard nothing but good things about the LGBTQ focused convention GaymerX, and I had hoped to make it out at some point to see what it was all about. But according to the con's official Twitter account, GaymerX2, set to t... read
New PAX

Penny Arcade announces PAX South


To be held in San Antonio
Apr 13
Penny Arcade heads Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkin have announced "PAX South," a brand new expo to be held in San Antonio, Texas. Not many details were given outside of those parameters, but my guess is it'll function jus... read

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2014 plans!


Party with your community!
Apr 12
Update! Our meetup dates/locations for Friday and Saturday have changed. (E&C is now on Saturday.) See below for more details! PAX East 2014 is just a week away in two days TODAY! As is the case every year, the Dtoid comm... read

Are you going to PAX East this year? Let us know!


And while you're at it, sign up to wear the Mr Destructoid helmet!
Mar 15
PAX East 2014 will be here before we know it! Every year, Dtoiders from across the globe make the trek to Boston for this annual gathering of the gaming community, and every year we have an absolute blast! This time around wi... read

GaymerX2 Kickstarter met its initial goal in only 2 days


July 11-13 in San Francisco
Feb 21
GaymerX2, the world's only gaming convention focused on LGBTQ communities, launched a Kickstarter to fund their July 11-13 event two days ago. They were looking for $10,000, but managed to beat that (it's at $12,683) in just ... read
MAGFest 12

This is what MAGFest 12 looks like


Pictures from the showfloor
Jan 03
Destructoid is at MAGFest 12, and in addition to our "Community First" panel, we're also roaming the halls looking for trouble. For those of you who haven't attended before, there's a large dealer room to peruse and purchase ... read
Fanfest 2014

Tickets for EVE Fanfest 2014 are up for sale


Get them before they are gone!
Nov 26
Tickets for CCP's mega party for EVE Online are now available. If you want to travel to Iceland and hang out with nerds who like spreadsheets, then head on over to the official Fanfest page and buy your ticket. Early bird tic... read
PAX Australia

2014 PAX Australia tickets are up for sale


Please don't hate me for using this header
Nov 12
Tickets for the second year of PAX Australia are now available for purchase. Each day pass is $55 AUD, and the three day passes are $150 AUD. The 2014 show will be at the  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and it will run from October 31 to November 2. How many Australians do we have reading the site? Are you guys excited? Will you ride kangaroos to the show? read
PAX East

PAX East three-day badges are already sold out


Hope you snagged one!
Oct 23
You know how badges just went on sale this morning for PAX East 2014? Yeah, the three-day passes are already gone. That's kind of how PAX has been lately; you need to be on your game if you plan on going to the show. The fort... read
PAX

PAX East 2014 registration starts tomorrow


Book your tickets from 12:00pm EDT onwards
Oct 22
If you're thinking about attending PAX East in Boston next year, then you'd better be connected to the internet at 12:00pm EDT tomorrow. That's when tickets for the 2014 show in Boston will go on sale and if it's anything lik... read






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