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7:30 PM on 06.30.2014

Radio Dtoid 040: Drug-Laced Pacifiers

Radio D is Dtoid's official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), Mr Andy Dixon (when he shows up) and maybe, possibly Beccy Cain...

Mr Andy Dixon



We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta! photo
We've got 5,000 codes for the Swordsman closed beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Perfect World have hooked us up with 5,000 keys for the closed beta of their new martial arts MMO Swordsman! And in addition to the closed beta, these codes also unlock a Dtoid and E3-exclusive fluffy little lamb that you can hold in your hand and also speaks to you. You know, just what you always think about when you think about Destructoid.

The closed beta ends later this week, so get on it! Thankfully, the unlockables will still be there for you once the game goes into open beta, so you won't be without your fluffy little lamb for long.

To claim your code, click here! (Huge members can snag their reserved codes right here!) Then, just follow the instructions below to redeem. Have fun!

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Contest: Win The Art of Watch Dogs! photo
Contest: Win The Art of Watch Dogs!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Titan Books have given us three copies of The Art of Watch Dogs to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

This hefty hardcover features extensive concept art and detailed creator commentary, which will take you inside Watch Dogs' Chicago like never before. To win a copy for yourself, just leave a comment below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Wednesday, June 25 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). Not bad for $3 a month!

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Contest: Win your choice of a PS4, Xbox One or Wii U! photo
Contest: Win your choice of a PS4, Xbox One or Wii U!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Update: Contest ends in a week. You could be our amazing weiner, dog! Good luck.

Destructoid is giving away a free next-gen console! That's right: one lucky Dtoider will get his or her choice of a free Xbox One (minus Kinect), PlayStation 4, or Wii U (deluxe bundle), and all you have to do to enter is push a couple buttons!

To compete, just push the big blue Enter button below and follow the instructions to earn entries. It's that simple! Of course, our Huge members don't need to do a thing; your membership already grants you automatic entry in full. (You can always enter manually to up your odds, though!) Oh, and one more thing: this contest is open to anyone in the world! (Cash value will be rewarded to international winner. For full contest rules, click here.)

Update: As many of you noticed, votes are verified LockerDome, which (amongst other things) makes sure cheaters aren't creating 9999 Dtoid accounts to win. The app wants permissions to use your social media to post (if you allow) but please note they're a legit company not super interested in spying on all your cat photos. You can revoke access, etc, like any other app that uses social connect.

Good luck!

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Behold, the winner of our E3 2014 Community Choice Award! photo
Behold, the winner of our E3 2014 Community Choice Award!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Last week, we asked you to weigh in on your favorite games of E3 2014. And weigh in you did! There were approximately eleventy bajillion votes cast and hand-counted by yours truly, making this one of the most popular E3 awards we've ever held. Thanks to all who voted!

Now, before we unveil the winner, I'd like to congratulate this year's entire massive list of E3 standouts. There were more great games on display this year than I could ever hope to play, ensuring everybody has something to look forward to in 2014 and beyond!

And now, without further adieu, the winner of Destructoid's E3 2014 Community Choice Award is...

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We've got 10,000 codes for the Defense Grid 2 beta! (UPDATE) photo
We've got 10,000 codes for the Defense Grid 2 beta! (UPDATE)
by Mr Andy Dixon

Update 2: Codes all gone! If you're a Huge member and didn't get yours, email me and I'll send you one. Everyone else, better luck next time!

Update: Damn, those codes went FAST! Luckily, we've just received another batch of 10,000! This time around, 9,000 are open to the public, and 1,000 are reserved just for our Huge members. If you missed out, think about becoming a subscriber now!

Original story: Our good friends at Hidden Path Entertainment have hooked us up with a truckload of beta keys for their upcoming sci-fi tower defense game Defense Grid 2 to hand out to the Dtoid community!

Following on the success of the 2008 original, DG2 looks to expand on the original in many ways, including user-created content, an updated pathing system, and some very pretty visuals. To try the beta out for yourself, just head on over to our code giveaways page and click the button! (You must be signed in to your Destructoid account first, obviously.) Then, code in hand, just load up Steam and activate the code there. Easy peasy!

Have fun!

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6:30 PM on 06.17.2014

Radio Dtoid 039: Kenny Loggins' Purple Fox Lazer Nipples

Radio D is Dtoid's official community-focused podcast! Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor), Mr Andy Dixon (when he shows up) and maybe, possibly Beccy Cain...

Mr Andy Dixon



Vote now for Destructoid's E3 2014 Community Choice Award! photo
Vote now for Destructoid's E3 2014 Community Choice Award!
by Mr Andy Dixon

E3 has been all about the games this year, which means it's been a very good year to be a gamer indeed! Now that all the major press conferences have come and gone and the majority of the big reveals have made their marks, it's time once again for you to pick your favorite game of the show!

Below is a lengthy list of the games that will soon be joining your libraries. Which one are you the most excited for? Check the box and cast your vote! Then after you're done, go argue about your choice in the comments.

If you need a refresher about any of the games below, click here to check out our continuing E3 Unfiltered coverage. And stay tuned next week when we unveil the winner of the Destructoid Community Choice Award for E3 2014!

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Contest: Win a bundle of games from Be Mine 13! photo
Contest: Win a bundle of games from Be Mine 13!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Update: Contest over! Winners will be PM'd their codes ASAP.

Our friends at Groupees are in the midst of their new Be Mine 13 game and music bundle, and they've given us 10 codes to hand out to the Dtoid community!

Included in the bundle are Legend of Dungeon, Antisquad, Alpha Kimori 1, Journey of a Roach, Mechanic Escape, Nekro, Miasmata, The Longest Journey, Spate, and Fly'n, plus more bonus games and music! To win the bundle for yourself, just leave a comment below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific to enter.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). Not bad for $3 a month!

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6:00 PM on 06.08.2014

Wanna hang out with Dtoid during E3? Hop in our chat room!

Monday and Tuesday are chock full of live streams from all the major developers, publishers, and console-makers, and you can watch many of them right here on Destructoid. But if you're anything like me, you don't want to just...

Mr Andy Dixon

4:00 PM on 06.08.2014

The Dtoid community's E3 2014 predictions: 3rd Parties

Last week, we asked you dirty Dtoiders to predict what you think will happen at each of the major press conferences going into E3. We've already rounded up your thoughts on Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and here are your predictions for third parties!

Mr Andy Dixon

2:00 PM on 06.08.2014

The Dtoid community's E3 2014 predictions: Nintendo

Last week, we asked you daffy Dtoiders to predict what you think will happen at each of the major press conferences going into E3. We've already rounded up your thoughts on Microsoft and Sony, now here are your predictions for Nintendo!

Mr Andy Dixon

11:00 AM on 06.08.2014

The Dtoid community's E3 2014 predictions: Sony

Last week, we asked you dainty Dtoiders to predict what you think will happen at each of the major press conferences going into E3. Earlier this week, we shared your thoughts on Microsoft. Next up, your predictions for Sony's big show!

Mr Andy Dixon

6:00 PM on 06.04.2014

The Dtoid community's E3 2014 predictions: Microsoft

Last week, we asked you delicious Dtoiders to predict what you think will happen at each of the major press conferences going into E3. Here are your predictions for Microsoft's big show!

Mr Andy Dixon



Contest: Win a Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse! photo
Contest: Win a Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Logitech have hooked us up with an awesome set of PC gaming gear to give away to one lucky Dtoider! Up for grabs is the G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse, which features 11 programmable buttons, in-game DPI adjustment, and a dual-mode, hyper-fast scroll wheel. Oh, and it lights up really awesome blue. Because you'll no doubt need something to put your mouse on, they've also thrown in two different pads to try out: the G440 solid surface pad, and the G240 soft cloth pad. What a sweet bundle! (I'm using the G502 on a G440 myself and couldn't be happier!)

To enter, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, June 8 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a US shipping address.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). Not bad for $3 a month!

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What are your predictions for third parties at E3? photo
What are your predictions for third parties at E3?
by Mr Andy Dixon

All week long we'll be asking the Destructoid community for your predictions for each of the major press conferences going into E3 2014! Share your thoughts in the comments, and upvote your favorites! We'll be recapping these posts this weekend.

Not to be outdone by their console-making counterparts, the major third parties always seem to have something big in store for E3. Ubisoft has already confirmed that a pretty big list of games will be on display, and EA has announced that six new games will be revealed during their conference as well. (Also, my uncle works at Valve, and he told me that The Orange Box 2 will finally be revealed, and include Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, and Portal 3. But not really. Because my uncle works at a paper mill. And also because Valve hates you.)

What about you? Do you foresee any big third-party reveals during E3? Any new franchises? Old favorites brought back from the dead? Or just more of the same? Share your predictions below! Or, if you feel yourself getting too long-winded, go write a community blog!

Have fun! And if you haven't made your Xbox predictions yet, click here! For Sony predictions, click here! Nintendo, right here!

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