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9:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Big names dominate Writers Guild Award nominations

Anyone that's of the belief that mainstream videogames are often devoid of great writing will need to look somewhere other than the Writers Guild of America for vindication. The organization's nominees for Outstanding Achieve...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 01.09.2015

2014's Game of the Year from 2006 because 2014 kind of sucked for games

Yes, it's now 2015--though I'm still writing 2014 on all my checks!!!--but how can anyone do a definitive Game of the Year award until the year is officially over? Until that big dang ball drops down in The Big Apple, the Big...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 01.08.2015

PlayStation owners loved Destiny more than any other game in 2014

We're well into the new year, but not everyone's put 2014 squarely in their rearviewmirror. PlayStation Blog just finished tallying the votes to determine which games Sony fans were most fond of last year. All PlayStation pla...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 01.07.2015

2015 Independent Games Festival finalists named

We're a couple months away from March's Game Developer's Conference, where everyone has to travel to where I live (uh, the city, not my home) and I just get to roll out of a nice non-hotel bed and make my way to appointments....

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 01.07.2015

Swery's 2014 games that I haven't completed, but think are amazing

[Swery is the man behind Deadly Premonition and D4. The latter has kept him busy over the last year, so he hasn't been able to finish every game he loves. But love is not finite, finished, and with an eyebrow game this o...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 12.31.2014

GOTY 2014: Best evidence that we should go full communism

I'm back, baby! You thought Steven Hansen's Destructoid's 2014 GOTY awards were done at three, come sambuca con la mosca? That we want health, happiness, and prosperity, rather than four (death)? We're up all night to get unl...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 12.29.2014

Destructoid's Game of the Year 2014 Community Choice Award!

What a wild year it's been for us gamers. In spite of all the insanity this industry inevitably attracts, when we look back on everything that has happened over the last 12 months, I think there's one thing we can all agree o...

Mr Andy Dixon

6:30 PM on 12.26.2014

Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Why do we love videogames? Some say it's the escapism, or the ability to wrap you up in a story that you get to help tell as it's being told to you. Others say it's the way they can bring fri...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 12.24.2014

The winner of Destructoid's Best Narrative Design of 2014 is...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Any game can use cut scenes to tell a great story. That trick was impressive back when CD-ROMs were cutting-edge technology. Today, the expectation for story-focused games is to work towards ...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 12.23.2014

The award for Best Game Mechanics of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] The idea behind the best mechanics category is to highlight games that you'd love to play even if they had stick-figure graphics, no multiplayer, no music, and no story. Some of them may be f...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 12.23.2014

Rust Cohle's GOTY games for 2014

Another year, another series of GOTY lists fueled by fanboyism and cognitive dissonance. We all know the AAA games get their fair share of nods and stick shakes. That's why I'm here to tell the world what my GOTY games are fo...

Rust Cohle Games

8:00 PM on 12.22.2014

The winner of Destructoid's Best Multiplayer Design of the year is...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Counting up the votes for Dtoid's Best Multiplayer Design was exciting. I had no idea how the voting would go. Big games like Destiny, Titanfall, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare didn't do ...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 12.20.2014

Nominees for Destructoid's Best World Design of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] If we are the world, then technically this award is for all of us. Pat yourselves on the back. Only 12 games are being nominated, though, and only 1 will be winning the award. But it's an hon...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Nominees for Destructoid's Best Game Mechanics of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] You can have the greatest narrative in the world and sprinkle memorable characters and scenes throughout a game, but all of it's for naught if your mechanics can't shine through. As the great Irvi...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 12.19.2014

GOTY 2014: Best interpretive representation of Jeff Goldblum

Someone once told me I talk like Jeff Goldblum. This is not true. I also don't look like Charlie Day, Peter Frampton, Bret McKenzie, Michael Sheen, or Dikembe Mutombo. But at least I appreciated the former (tip: don...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 12.18.2014

Nominees for Destructoid's Best Narrative Design of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] It's impossible to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes for great narrative design. It's just something you know when you see. It's more than an outstanding story (although, that's certainl...

Brett Makedonski