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5:30 PM on 07.02.2014

Upcoming Doom sneak peek is only meant for QuakeCon attendees

The teaser trailer for Doom (4) didn't do much for me, but I'm looking forward to the long-awaited reveal. We'll see more of the game at this year's QuakeCon, set to take place in Dallas, Texas from July 17 - 20, or so I thou...

Jordan Devore





10:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Borderlands, Aliens: CM writer to open PAX Prime 2014

Gearbox's Mikey Neumann will be opening up PAX Prime 2014 with his Storytime Session. Mikey has worked at Gearbox for 13 years, and has created the stories for such games as Borderlands, and Alien: Colonial Marines. Mikey's o...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:15 PM on 06.24.2014

Halo: Master Chief Collection will be at Rooster Teeth Expo

[Update: An earlier version of this story stated that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be at RTX in playable form. It will be at the show, just not playable to the public.] Rooster Teeth's annual convention takes place ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Video: Your end of E3 2014 requests photo
Video: Your end of E3 2014 requests
by Jordan Devore

One of the fine gentleman helping us with our video coverage at E3 this year was Michael Jordan, and he put out the call for requests for things to do on the show floor. Here he is doing some of those for our enjoyment. One of you made him run and do push-ups! Poor guy.

Please don't die from kissing that GameCube controller, Michael.

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6:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Colossalcon is a cosplay convention that takes place at a waterpark!

We've featured plenty of cosplay videos and pictures on Destructoid in the past, but this is the first time we're seeing a cosplay convention taking place at a freaking waterpark! Colossalcon takes place over in Ohio, and on...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



'Is it more like Melee or Brawl?' Your Smash Bros. questions answered photo
'Is it more like Melee or Brawl?' Your Smash Bros. questions answered
by Jonathan Holmes

[Photo by Zalno]

Six years ago, I shot my first video for Destructoid at the Worcester Polytechnical Institute's Smash Bros. Brawl Pre-release tournament. Things have come full circle. My how I've changed.

What hasn't changed is the fact that the Smash Bros. fans (including the developer of the Katamari fan-prequel cat simulator Catlateral Damage!) have the most trustworthy, meaningful opinions on how the next game in the series is coming together. We talked about what characters they were most excited to use, which they were afraid will be cut, how the game compared to past Smash Bros. games, and a lot more. The general consensus seemed to be that characters with fast, powerful normals and less hang-time while in mid-air like Little Mac and the Wii Fit Trainer often had the advantage to characters with wider mobility and flashier moves, though that may have been due to the fact that they were more effective for beginners. As for the marketing effectiveness of the event, about a third of the people I talked to at the event didn't have a Wii U yet, but after playing Smash Bros. for the Wii U, they all said they were planning on getting one.

We also saw a lot of the 3DS-specific Smash Run mode. It felt like the Zelda-stage of Melee's Adventure mode, but much more densely packed with enemies. We saw Robotnik robots, Rios from Metroid, Bullet Bills, 16-bit Cuckoos taken straight out of A Link to the Past, Mites from Subspace Emissary, and tons of other enemies. It didn't seem like more than a few seconds would go by before a new group of enemies was filling the screen, only to be cleared fairly quickly. If Subspace Emissary suffered from spreading the good parts too thin across a large, inconsistent world, Smash Run looks to make up for that by packing every inch of the game with action and and an all-star cast of Nintendo enemies.

We're hoping to get someone from the Nintendo Treehouse on for Sup Holmes (which airs live today at 4pm EST right here) to talk about what's next for Smash Bros., so stay tuned!

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Destructoid's definitive guide to E3 2014 photo
Destructoid's definitive guide to E3 2014
by Dale North

E3 2014 begins next week. Destructoid has its bags packed, ready to attack the press conferences and show floor.  This year should bring us what we really wanted last year: games for our next-gen consoles. Sony and Microsoft have had time to work up some new things for us since their respective console launches, and Nintendo is running at full steam for its systems. Some of big third-party publishers have had enough time to finally show off what they've been working on.

And this is not counting all of the PC games, indie games, portable offerings, VR dueling (Oculus vs. Project Morpheus), and other new announcements coming. It should be good.

But we hope E3 2014 isn't a huge tease. While we're sure to get some new games for fall 2014, who's to say that the rest of them won't be hanging back to 2015? With all of the recently delayed titles that were supposed to launch this year moving to next, anything is possible. 

If nothing else, we'll at least get some exciting software announcements next week. You were heard last year, gamers -- loud and clear. The big three know for sure that you don't want to hear about hardware and entertainment features during your press conferences. It's going to be all about games. Lots of games.

Our guide will set you up for Destructoid's E3 Unfiltered coverage next week. First, we'll lay out what you should know to catch you up. Then we'll list out times for press conferences and other events. Finally, we'll run down the list of top companies and tell you what you should expect.

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1:00 PM on 06.07.2014

All the wonderful cosplay from MCM London Comic Con 2014

MCM London Comic Con is the big convention for those in London, and we have TWO cosplay montages for you all to get a little taste of the great costumes that go on over there. The first video above is a slow motion take, wit...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:45 PM on 06.06.2014

Here is what's in store for EA's E3 2014 press conference

Electronic Arts' E3 press conference will take place this Monday at 12:00pm Pacific on Twitch and Spike TV. Packed day that's going to be -- there's also showings from Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony. Confirmed games for the eve...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 06.05.2014

CD Projekt's Summer Conference stream begins in one hour

CD Projeckt will hold their summer conference stream in just one hour. Join us in watching along as we hear more about The Witcher 3 and some new details on other games. We're supposed to see what they're calling a "blow-you...

Dale North

11:45 AM on 06.05.2014

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata staying home from E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been advised by his physician not to travel overseas "in the immediate future" and will be staying home next week, as a result. No E3! At least not in-person -- Nintendo has its Digital Eve...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 06.04.2014

In Los Angeles? Join us for Game Over, a night of gaming art

When: June 7 – June 18th, 2014Reception: Saturday, June 7, 6:30-10 PM Giant Robot, Angry Bananas, Destructoid and Meatbun are proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games. It’s not just an art exhibit...

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1:15 PM on 06.04.2014

Tickets now available for rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

Music from Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Halo, Journey, God of War, Portal 2, and other videogames will appear in new orchestral concert series rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes. Tickets for concerts worldwide are on sale right now. N...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 06.03.2014

Destructoid community: We need to replace PAX

Last week, tickets for PAX Prime 2014 went on sale. The four-day passes were sold out within minutes. The rest were gone in less than two hours. This happens every year, but it seems like the speed becomes more and more unbel...

Darren Nakamura

3:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Watch Sony's E3 press conference live in a theater near you

Over the years, the big press conferences at E3 have evolved from the long and boring business presentations to the large crowd-pleasers (or disasters) that we see today. More and more, the folks running these events are upp...

Alessandro Fillari

2:30 PM on 05.28.2014

CD Projekt's summer conference set for June 5

The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED and digital distributor GOG.com are hosting their summer conference on June 5 at 11:00am Pacific. More stuff to keep up with during E3! Details about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders, t...

Jordan Devore