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What are your predictions for Xbox at E3? photo
What are your predictions for Xbox 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.

Microsoft has been significantly stepping up its game in the run-up to E3. Ditching Kinect as a requirement for Xbox One (and the $100 price drop that came along with it), some fun new stuff related to Games with Gold, cool features added via system updates, a promising new franchise in Sunset Overdrive, and hints about the future of the Halo franchise have all served to pique my interest where there was almost none before. As someone still on the fence when it comes to whether the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be earning my next-gen money, I'm excitedly looking forward to seeing what the Xbox brand has to show during their press conference next week.

What about you? What major reveals do you foresee? New franchises announced? Old favorites brought back from the dead? Or just more of the same? Share your thoughts below! Or, if you feel yourself getting too long-winded, go write a community blog!

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3:30 PM on 05.27.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Announcing Between 2Fort: Part Deux

Happy Tuesday! Cold William is out today, so you're unfortunately stuck with me. And speaking of being stuck with me, our own Shadow2398 has asked me to take part in the next episode of his TF2-themed interview show Between 2Fort, happening this weekend! So much me you can almost not shake a stick at it. But you will anyway. Because you're a sicko.

Mr Andy Dixon



Get your Magicka: Wizard Wars Early Access keys here! photo
Get your Magicka: Wizard Wars Early Access keys here!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes all gone! Hope you got yours!]

Our friends at Paradox Interactive have hooked us up with a bunch of Early Access Steam keys for their upcoming MOBA Magicka: Wizard Wars, and we're handing them out to the Dtoid community!

We've got a batch of codes locked and loaded for our Huge members, plus another 2,500 open to any and all. Huge members, click here to snag yours! The rest of you can claim yours right here! Assuming you were quick enough to the punch, just take your code over to Steam for redemption. Magicka goes into open beta on May 27th, so this should give you plenty of time to get your wands wet before the rest of the world comes flooding in.

Have fun! And please do let us know in the comments how the game is. 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, and more. It's pretty great!

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Contest: Win BattleBlock Theater on Steam! photo
Contest: Win BattleBlock Theater on Steam!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at The Behemoth are celebrating the launch of their wonderful game BattleBlock Theater on Steam this week, and they're letting us help join in the fun by giving away ten copies of the game to lucky Dtoiders!

For a chance at a free copy, just answer one of the Behemoth-related trivia questions below! The first person to any given question correctly will be guaranteed a copy of the game, and after all questions have been answered the last five codes will be handed out at random (since I know you'll just copy and paste the right answers, you little devils).

You have until this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone who can redeem a Steam key. Limit one entry per person, and again, you only need to answer one question! Those of you who get in first will need to pay attention to what's been answered already, because only the first person to answer any given question correctly will be guaranteed a copy. (The rest of your names will be thrown in a hat.) Confused? Good.

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Contest: Win Drakengard 3 Collector's Edition! photo
Contest: Win Drakengard 3 Collector's Edition!
by Mr Andy Dixon

We've partnered with our friends at Square Enix to give away a copy of Drakengard 3 Collector's Edition to one lucky Dtoider! Valued at $79.99, only 5,000 copies will be available worldwide, so this is pretty awesome!

Included in the box is the game, soundtrack, poster, a bunch of DLC, and more! For a chance to win, just leave a comment in this thread! Limit one entry per person, and the contest is only open to those with a US shipping address (unless you're a Huge member). You have until this Sunday, May 18 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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We've got exclusive in-game items for Neverwinter! photo
We've got exclusive in-game items for Neverwinter!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes all gone! See ya next time!]

Destructoid has teamed up with our friends at Perfect World to bring you some exclusive in-game content for Neverwinter!

First up is the Rebel Mercenary Companion, pictured above. Normally a paid companion unlock, this character can now be yours for free courtesy of Dtoid! In addition, we've got a batch of defensive potions (Fortify, Reflex, Healing), portable altars, and identify scrolls to stock your inventory with. Not bad!

To grab your code, just head on over to our giveaways page and click the button! (Must have a Destructoid account to claim a code.) Once you've secured your code, follow the steps below to redeem. Have fun!

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6:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Heads up, Dtoid NY! Join us for Game Night on May 24th!

Are you a New York-area Dtoider? Then this party's for you! We've partnered with our friends at Disqus (AKA, the people behind our comments system) to bring the Dtoid community together for an afternoon of games and fun! At D...

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6:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Dtoid community: Tell us 10 Things about yourselves!

Every few years a spark ignites a fire in our Community Blogs, and community members share 10 Things about themselves with the rest of Dtoid. Well, that time has come again! Our own Conor Elsea started things off, and long-ti...

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5:00 PM on 05.02.2014

Los Angeles Dtoiders, join us for Game Night featuring Omori!

This Saturday, Destructoid is teaming up with Giant Robot, Angry Bananas, and Meatbun to present Omori, the new horror game from Omocat! Omori is a surreal psychological horror RPGmaker game that blew past its Kickstarter goa...

Mr Andy Dixon



Contest: Win a code for Child of Light! photo
Contest: Win a code for Child of Light!
by Mr Andy Dixon

Our friends at Ubisoft have given us a ton of codes for Child of Light to hand out to the Dtoid community!

I have five codes each for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Uplay in my saucy little pocket, and all you have to do to win is leave a comment in this thread! Be sure to tell me which version(s) you prefer. You have until this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone who can redeem the codes. 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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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...

Mr Andy Dixon



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