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12:55 PM on 06.11.2013

E3 scandal exposed: ESA makes journos poop in the dark

Hey ESA, can we get some light bulbs in the press bathrooms? The international boys can't aim.

Niero Gonzalez







What would you do if you were Microsoft today? photo
What would you do if you were Microsoft today?
by Niero Gonzalez

There is little debate over who "won" E3 this year: In our internal poll following the conference most of our readers chose the PlayStation 4 as the superior contender.

Sony put on a quite a strong show, came $100 under Microsoft's next-gen offering, and reassured gamers that no online or DRM restrictions or used game policies would impede them from enjoying their console. Still, to say that Microsoft has lost the battle would be underestimating one of the most capable companies around. The Xbox One launch is still several months away and there is time for the Microsoft PR machine to get their act together.

Now, imagine if you were in that hot seat tonight in Redmond.  You've got a gazillion dollars to patch that hole in the wall. How would you "fix" this?

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2:45 PM on 06.09.2013

Here is your E3 Badge artwork

We're pleased to announce that Atlus is the E3 badge holder sponsor this year, so fifty-thousand people will have magical controversial breasts on their own chests -- and have a chance to meet the man whose vision made Dragon...

Niero Gonzalez

1:44 PM on 06.09.2013

Ugly photos from Battlefield 4's Alpha leak new features

A massive 58 image gallery of an early, half-textured alpha build of Battlefield 4 was making the rounds last night, presumably leaked from a private multiplayer test on the Xbox 360 ("Xenon" Build).  They're pretty...

Niero Gonzalez

4:36 AM on 06.09.2013

Exclusive: Here's a teaser of the E3 badge insert

Update: Nobody's sketch is even close! Here's a rotated more clear version to help you out. Let's play a game, shall we? Attached is the official badge insert for E3, blanked out on embargo until tomorrow morning. The die cut...

Niero Gonzalez

3:40 AM on 06.09.2013

Poster says Final Fantasy XIII-3 coming to PC [updated]

[Update: Square-Enix senior PR man David Yang tells Dual-Shockers that the posters are indeed a goof. It just goes to show: even the official artwork is not so official sometimes.] A sharp-eyed Redditor noticed a PC logo on o...

Niero Gonzalez

11:59 PM on 06.08.2013

PvZ: Garden Warfare leak in Google cache [updated]

Update: Supererogatory found a Google cache snapshot of that URL, which quasi-confirms its existence (or incredibly elaborate joke).  The description of the game appears as follow: PLANTS VS ZOMBIES™ GAR...

Niero Gonzalez



Gallery: Here's the E3 grounds and lobby before the chaos photo
Gallery: Here's the E3 grounds and lobby before the chaos
by Niero Gonzalez

The E3 show floor doesn't open until Tuesday, so until then we can only imagine what's inside from the rumors we've been following and posters littered around the Los Angeles Convention Center. The expo build-out is currently underway, with giant wooden crates stamped "Xbox" and "Microsoft" on the west side and Nintendo hauling things on the east. Giant posters of Batman, Assassin's Creed, Final Fantasy, Dying Light, World of Tanks, Disney Infinity, and Plants vs. Zombies 2, and The Elder Scrolls dominate the exterior of the building with more to come. 

On the way out I caught a glimpse of Reggie, Miyamoto, and Iwata strolling in with a pack of unknown nerds paying an accidental homage to Resevoir Dogs, but otherwise security is quick to eject you into the parking lot with a smile and a pat on the head. Arf!

I wonder if Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (pictured above) might be a mini-game in the upcoming sequel, or if it's just poking some fun at CoD. What do you think? Or maybe it's an actual new entry to the franchise, given the ESRB rating icons. Could this be the rumored Plants vs. Zombies FPS we heard about last year? 

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6:10 PM on 06.04.2013

Join a gaming focus group, get paid if you qualify

Destructoid is sponsored in part by PanelofGamers, a division of VGMarket, that pays gamers to complete focus group surveys from home. Some surveys offered right now are paying $20 per completion.  The names of...

Niero Gonzalez



Cooking with Deadpool photo
Cooking with Deadpool
by Niero Gonzalez

This week Destructoid is sponsored in part by Walmart Games Center and Deadpool, who demonstrates his skills at irony and chimichangas. Kids, do not attempt these advanced culinary techniques at home without adult supervision and a video camera present. 

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Star Command 1.01 due soon, and here's how to cheat nasty photo
Star Command 1.01 due soon, and here's how to cheat nasty
by Niero Gonzalez

[Note: Article contains mild mission spoilers]

Star Command is totally worth the $3, but the game is hella broken. Ironically, the more of a fiery death inferno your ship becomes the easier the game gets. If you haven't finished the game I recommend not watching this video, though it contains no spoilers other than exposing how the rules of the game work against themselves. Check out Star Command strategy guide instead.

The biggest flaw, as Chris pointed out in his review, is that your ship is invincible.  Every room can explode but the ship will still remain operational as long as your key characters are living. This creates an incredibly cheap strategy: To ensure their safety all you simply need to do is add science personnel, an engineer, and a few soldiers in your weapons rooms. Even if these rooms are sieged by enemies or gunfire your crew will heal and rebuild the room instantly while the rest of the ship rots, allowing you to focus on firing back without managing any other cares. 

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6:30 PM on 05.08.2013

EA buys Battlefield13-20.com? Pfff, we own Battlefield69

BREAKING: DESTRUCTOID LEADS THE ARMS RACE IN STUPID MILITARY DOMAIN NAMES San Francisco, CA - Somewhere near Philz Coffee and 24th Street It appears that EA has registered www.Battlefield13.com through www.Battlefield20.com, ...

Niero Gonzalez





3:15 PM on 05.07.2013

Site maintenance: We're merging dupe accounts

Just a quick note: If you have multiple accounts on Destructoid and would like to keep them separate, please make sure they each have a different email account.  You can change your email and username by visiting your se...

Niero Gonzalez

8:00 AM on 05.04.2013

Browse Destructoid with your arrow keys like a boss

Would you like to browse Destructoid posts by just using your arrow keys? Here you go. The tool was created by the folks at Nextly, a cool browser app that lets you skip from one post to another at the click of a key, and also lets you import your social feeds (or explore other favorite feeds, like Reddit). They're currently in beta and are curious to know what you think. Do want?

Niero Gonzalez

3:32 AM on 04.25.2013

Dafoe Returns: Try Dtoid's new darker theme

Yep. Try it right above our logo. You will need to Refresh Page to see it affect comments. For those of you blinded by our stark summer redesign I now bring you a fully-featured dark theme, complete with alternate button styl...

Niero Gonzalez

4:45 PM on 04.23.2013

Dragon Ball tacos: La Cumbia de Goku goes viral

Four days ago the musical group "Cañada de la Cumbia" posted a tribute to Dragon Ball Z and the video is spreading like wildfire -- over 3.2 million views at the time of this posting.  Despite my last n...

Niero Gonzalez