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We've got 5,000 keys for this weekend's WildStar beta! photo
We've got 5,000 keys for this weekend's WildStar beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: The beta weekend has been extended until Monday!]

Our friends at NCSoft and Carbine Studios have hooked us up with 5,000 beta keys for their hot new MMO WildStar!

The beta weekend starts tomorrow at 7am and ends on Sunday Monday at 11:59pm Pacific. To snag your code, just head on over to your code redemption page and click the button! Once you've got your key, go sign up for an NCSoft account if you don't already have one, then click the "Apply A Code" button at the top of a page. If you like what you see, head on over to the WildStar pre-order page and secure yourself early access to the full game in late May.

Have fun! And don't forget, fans who play the beta can earn free items for launch! For each day players log into the game between now and launch (during pre-order weekends as well as Open Beta), accounts will receive 3 Boom Boxes at launch. These boxes can be used once per day to receive a random assortment of possible goodies, including XP buffs, unique runes, weapons, housing items, unique costumes, mounts, and more!

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2:00 PM on 04.12.2014

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2014 plans!

Update! Our meetup dates/locations for Friday and Saturday have changed. (E&C is now on Saturday.) See below for more details! PAX East 2014 is just a week away in two days TODAY! As is the case every year, the Dtoid comm...

Mr Andy Dixon



Contest: Win a custom iPad Mini courtesy of Evolution! photo
Contest: Win a custom iPad Mini courtesy of Evolution!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is Julian.]

To celebrate the launch of their new game Evolution on the App Store, our friends at My.com have given us a brand new, custom-skinned iPad Mini to give away to one lucky Dtoider! Retailing at $299, this 16GB iPad comes pre-loaded with a copy of Evolution, and they're throwing in a cute 3D sandstone statue of the game's "Fido" character (seen in the gallery below) to boot. Woof!

In Evolution, players step into the boots of top human operatives on a mission to explore, chart, and uncover the dark secrets of a mysterious paradise gone silent -- the planet Utopia. Players will engage in real-time battles, dive deep into the game’s storyline, and encounter dozens of complex and identifiable characters, all while discovering what truly lies beneath the ashes of a ruined planet.

To enter the contest, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and you have until next Friday, April 11 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a US 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). It's pretty great!

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12:00 PM on 04.06.2014

Radio Dtoid 034: ConorElsea.com

Radio D is Dtoid's official community-focused podcast. Join Aaron "Mxy" Yost (Forums Admin), ConorElsea.com (US Community Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Contributor) and Mr Andy Dixon (when he shows up) as they talk about their fa...

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Contest: Win a code for the Be Mine 12 bundle! photo
Contest: Win a code for the Be Mine 12 bundle!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Groupees are currently in the middle of their Be Mine 12 charity bundle campaign, and they've given us 10 codes to hand out to the Dtoid community!

Included in the bundle are codes for Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves, BeatBlasters III, Gun Metal, Half Minute Hero, Epigenesis, Echo of the Wilds, A-Train 8, plus another mystery game, and music and game bonuses. A portion of the proceeds from the bundle will go to Aid For Japan, which helps children who were orphaned by the 2011 earthquake.

To win a bundle for yourself, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and the contest is open to anyone in the world. You have until this Friday, April 4 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). It's pretty great!

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2:00 PM on 03.30.2014

PSA: Dtoid chat is now open for business

A while back, we introduced a beta chat room for our Huge members to serve as a replacement for what used to be known as Outer Heaven (RIP). Well, chat is back and open to all! Just click the little red chat bubble at the top center of the screen (*points* it's right there), login, and start yapping. Have fun, kids!

Mr Andy Dixon

1:00 PM on 03.30.2014

Hey, we can promote your comments now!

You may have noticed over the last few weeks that some of your comments have been upgraded to "featured comment" status, and spotlit at the top of any given thread. That's because Disqus has given us mods a fun new tool to pl...

Mr Andy Dixon

12:00 PM on 03.30.2014

Get to know Dtoider chicagOriginal!

Dtoid community member chicagOriginal has been lurking around our parts for a little over four years now, but it wasn't until recently that I discovered what a badass he is! A lifelong gamer, breaker and skater, "Junebug" (as...

Mr Andy Dixon







Radio Destructoid records tonight, ask us questions! photo
Radio Destructoid records tonight, ask us questions!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Radio Destructoid -- formerly known as Communitoid -- is Dtoid's official community-focused podcast. Join Aaron (Forums Admin), Conor (US Community Manager), Kyle (Contributor) and Andy (Community Director) as they talk about their favorite Dtoid community happenings!

It's been a while since we posted an update about Radio Destructoid -- like, for example, did you know we changed our name from Communitoid to Radio D? -- but that stops now! The gang will be recording a new episode in about an hour, and you can ask us questions right here!

Below are some links to the last few episodes, in case you missed them. As always, if you like what you hear you can subscribe to us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and the Cblogs, join our Facebook group, and talk about us in our Forums! Also, we're looking for a new banner to use on iTunes, our Cblog, etc. If you've got the artistic chops and would like to win a free game from your Steam wishlist, read on for details!

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Contest: Win a beta key for Trials: Fusion! photo
Contest: Win a beta key for Trials: Fusion!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners will be sent their codes via Dtoid PM.]

Our friends at Ubisoft have given us 15 PC beta keys for the hotly-anticipated Trials: Fusion to hand out to the Dtoid community!

To win one for yourself, just leave a comment below! You have until tomorrow at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone willing to setup a uPlay account to redeem the code. Limit one entry per person.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). It's pretty great!

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3:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Friday Night Fights: Bill is dead

Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! As you may have gathered from the title, Bill is dead, which makes me the new Bill. Well, at least until he resurrects next week like the premature Jesus he is, anyway. But in the meantime, you're stuck with me. Only I don't remember how this is supposed to work, so... Boners?

Mr Andy Dixon



Contest: Win Resident Evil 4 HD! photo
Contest: Win Resident Evil 4 HD!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]

I've come into possession of 15 copies of Resident Evil 4 HD on Steam, and I'm going to give them out to you lovely people!

For a chance at winning one yourself, just leave a comment below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, March 30 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. The contest is open to anyone in the world who can redeem a Steam code. Doesn't get much simpler than that!

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). It's pretty great!

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Get your WildStar beta keys here! photo
Get your WildStar beta keys here!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Beta weekend over! Hope you had fun.]

NOTE: The rest of the codes are loaded and live! Click here to snag yours before they're all gone!

Our friends at NCSoft and Carbine Studios have hooked us up with 5,000 beta keys for their hot new MMO WildStar, and we've got the first 1,000 reserved just for our Huge members!

The beta weekend starts tomorrow at 7am and ends on Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific. To snag your code, just head on over to your Huge member perks page and click the button! Once you've got your key, go sign up for an NCSoft account if you don't already have one, then click the "Apply A Code" button at the top of a page. If you like what you see, head on over to the WildStar pre-order page and secure yourself early access to the full game in late May.

Have fun! Not already one of our Huge members? You should really consider signing up! They get automatic entry into all contests, early access to beta keys like this, ad-free browsing (that's also guilt-free), and more. It's pretty great!

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Contest: Win a code for Strider! photo
Contest: Win a code for Strider!
by Mr Andy Dixon

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

Our friends at Capcom have given us a bunch of codes for the incredibly awesome Strider to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

We have three codes each for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One to give out. For a chance at one, just leave a comment below telling me why you want the game! Please also include the system you'd prefer to win for. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, March 23 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone in the world who can redeem the codes.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). It's pretty great!

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7:59 PM on 03.16.2014

Dtoid turns 8!

It's been eight long, hard years to the day since our beloved robot overlord Niero first pressed the big red button and launched Destructoid into orbit. And what a crazy f*cking ride it has been so far! Mr Destructoid has com...

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Contest: Win a custom Lighting Returns PS3! photo
Contest: Win a custom Lighting Returns PS3!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is Scary Hair Studios!]

Everyone's favorite corgi lover Dale North has in his possession a beautiful, hand-painted Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII PS3 slim, and he wants to give it away to one of you amazing Dtoiders!

For a chance to win, we want you to dress up in your best Final Fantasy cosplay and post a pic of yourself in the comments! Any cosplay inspired by the FF universe is fair game, but you MUST be holding a Dtoid sign in your photo (so we know it's you). It's time to show your creative side!

You have until Sunday, March 16 (hey, that's our birthday!) at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone in the U.S. Good luck!

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