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6:00 PM on 10.24.2013

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army

Update: We have an interview! Like '80s comic books?  You're gonna dig this -- Destructoid just received an exclusive look at Zombie Studios' next game: Phantom Army, a free-to-play third-person cover-based shooter with ...

Niero Gonzalez

7:40 PM on 10.17.2013

HUGE: Download a full copy of NightSky right now

Have you played NightSky yet? We've got Steam codes for all of our members right now, courtesy of our friends at Nicalis. Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes gave it an 8/10, calling NightSky a "physics-focused puzzle platfor...

Niero Gonzalez

6:00 PM on 09.27.2013

HUGE Members: Claim your full game from IndieGameStand

If you love meticulously-crafted, quality indie games as much as we do, this is for you. For the past year, IndieGameStand (IGS) has been helping indie game developers promote and sell their games with four-day pay-what-...

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4:28 PM on 09.19.2013

Join us next Tuesday at 2:30 for a live show

Happening right now: Join us as Dtoid's editors talk about some videogames. Live. Right here. We're calling it The Core. This is going to be pretty experimental, so we're just going to toss it on a random Twitch.tv channel just for today. Join twitch.tv/hugemembers to join the chat. Everyone can join today. Tune in and say hey!

Niero Gonzalez

4:45 PM on 09.14.2013

Street party with Dtoid @ SummerSalt

  You know, I really wish that newfangled air tube transportation system was already a thing so our friends from out town could just warp over here this weekend ... because we're about to join forces with a hell of a str...

Niero Gonzalez

2:40 PM on 09.08.2013

Live Show: Sup Holmes with Shantae creator Matt Bozon

Just a quick note: we have a live show coming tomorrow, but today Jonathan Holmes is celebrating his 4th year wedding anniversary. Congrats Jon! Come back to this post tomorrow as WayForward co-founder and Shantae creator Matt Bozon appear on Sup Holmes, Sunday 1pm PST/4pm EST. Watch us cap off WayForgust in style!

Niero Gonzalez

1:00 AM on 09.08.2013

HUGE: Destructoid rolls out ad-free memberships

Many of you had said that you enjoy what we do, but you don't enjoy ads.  We get that. Likewise, we wish we could just concentrate on chasing the best stories, not pageviews. We want to offer more, but also respect our r...

Niero Gonzalez

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1:15 AM on 09.02.2013

TOTAL KARAOKE WAR LIVE FROM PAX @ BARBOZA

Watch live video from missionrobot on www.twitch.tv We're live at Barboza in Seattle! 

Niero Gonzalez

10:40 AM on 09.01.2013

Karaoke w/ Dtoid Tonight

Update: Arrive early for a special edition of Podtoid Live starring Jim Sterling, Jonathan Holmes, Conrad Zimmerman, and other special guests.   Destructoid presents Karaoke Total War at PAX - with over 7000 songs locall...

Niero Gonzalez

9:40 PM on 08.22.2013

Destructoid Golden Classics: The Mega Man Maker

By popular request, I've dug through old hard drives and present to you Destructoid's classic Mega Man maker!  This little app was originally published during PAX 2008 during a panel we gave about how important it is to ...

Niero Gonzalez

5:30 PM on 08.05.2013

Meunier's guide to games journalism is thorough, sober

I don't know Nathan Meunier personally, but after powering through his book on freelance games writing I can tell that the man has been through the trenches -- and still managing to thrive within them. Up Up Down Down Left Wr...

Niero Gonzalez



SOE Live: Everquest Next videos show face tracking, moves photo
SOE Live: Everquest Next videos show face tracking, moves
by Niero Gonzalez

The face-tracking technology called SOEMote was confirmed to be headed to Everquest Next, said game director Dave Georgeson. The tech was unveiled at E3 last year and is currently available to the public for free in Everquest II -- all you need is a webcam and you're good to go. Though still a little rough around the edges, it shows promise of what the future of what personal virtual interactions could be like. Cutting to the chase, I'm surprised the porn industry didn't beat them to it. That's where all technology comes from, so I'm told.

Everquest Next will also feature less fumbling with your keyboard when moving across environment through some automatic parkour wizardry. In the video shown above you'll notice that when the characters confront small boulders they simply swings around it with liquidity. No button pressing is needed to perform these actions, which they're calling "Heroic Movements". When combined with double-jumping and magical items (like gliding boots) the tedium of moving across a field begins to sounds like less of a chore. 

SOE Live wraps later tonight, so we'll continue to prod the developers for more details. Is there anything you've seen you're curious about? Let me know and I'll try to corner someone!

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SOE Live: How to make real-world money in PlanetSide 2 photo
SOE Live: How to make real-world money in PlanetSide 2
by Niero Gonzalez

Matt Higby doesn't know what the future of his game may hold, and he's frankly OK with that. We prodded him with questions about Player Studio, the new marketplace we've blogged about before where gamers can upload and sell their own creations (similar to Valve's strategy).

Mr. Higby wants more of it in there: "People are doing a great job on camos, but there are almost no decals -- which is shocking despite being the easiest to create." You can make some real world loot by submitting helmets, decals, camo patterns, cockpit decals, hood ornaments.  "Eventually, you'll also be able to submit vehicle cosmetics and even weapons," he added.

When we asked him what the company does with ugly submissions he smiled and admitted that "Some stuff frankly sucks, but the community is great about telling people (in the forums) about what's good and not good. We can't let everything through, but some really great stuff has come in."

Has anyone made a Sgt. Slaughter Warthog yet? Seems like a no-brainer for Hossin -- my billion dollar idea to is waiting for you in the gallery below.

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8:00 PM on 08.02.2013

SOE Live: Tour PlanetSide 2's Hossin in a video interview

PlanetSide 2 is, without question, a labor of love. Free-to-Play shooters shouldn't look this good or function this well, and yet every time I see these hundred-man battles play out in front of me I'm somehow always still su...

Niero Gonzalez





6:15 PM on 08.02.2013

SOE Live: Three things about DCUO's new DLC 8 (video)

There's so much coming to DC Universe Online -- check out these huge environments just announced minutes ago. One of my favorite parts of the job is meeting the people behind these incredible games face to face. Its one...

Niero Gonzalez

6:00 PM on 08.02.2013

SOE Live: DC Universe Online: Sons of Trigon gets sinful

The DC Universe Online keynote is streaming right now, so go catch it! Members of the press spent some time with the new content yesterday, an effort described by creative director Jens Anderson as "their best-looking DLC yet...

Niero Gonzalez