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Gears of Microsoft, Sly Cooper Movie, & Halo: The Series photo
Gears of Microsoft, Sly Cooper Movie, & Halo: The Series
by Max Scoville



Microsoft buys Gears of War, and puts Black Tusk to work on a new game, InFamous: Second Son's latest developer diary gets wet, there's a new video for episode 2 of Bioshock Infinite's Burial At Sea DLC, the Sly Cooper movie gets a trailer, Elysium director Neil Blomkamp is supposedly directing the first episode of the Halo show, and the guy who did the O.D.S.T. commercials is on board for a Ghost In The Shell movie. The Elder Scrolls Online won't require a Playstation Plus membership on top of its monthly fee, Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a real thing, and Namco Bandai is now Bandai Namco. 

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Podtoid 280: Makin' Love With Mr. Andy Dixon photo
Podtoid 280: Makin' Love With Mr. Andy Dixon
by Max Scoville

This week on Podtoid, Jonathan Holmes is once again dead in a chemical fire, so it's just Conrad Zimmerman, Andy Dixon, and Max Scoville. The gang discusses forklift missions, sex, babies, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, and The Fugees' breakthrough 1996 hip-hop album "The Score."

Here's your direct download! Or, go check us out on iTunes.

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7:45 PM on 01.22.2014

Podtoid 279: Troy Baker's Next-Gen Ice Bucket

An outbreak of evil fungus resulted in the untimely deaths (and scheduling conflicts) of Jonathan Holmes and Andy Dixon, so this week's gritty post-apocalyptic Podtoid is only Max Scoville, Conrad Zimmerman, and Caitlin Cooke...

Max Scoville



Nintendo Fusion, Machinima Xbox Scandal & 'Candy©' Crush photo
Nintendo Fusion, Machinima Xbox Scandal & 'Candy©' Crush
by Max Scoville

Welp, here's your exciting video game news! Lots and lots of fun things, like Nintendo's financial problems, [obvious] lack of plans to move into mobile games, a single Super Smash Bros. screen, and the rumored new console,"Fusion." Microsoft, meanwhile, is in hot water over secretly paying Machinima partners to say nice things about the Xbox One. Alienware's Steam Machines will be un-upgradeable AND annualized, oh boy! Resident Evil 4 is coming out for PC in HD, Sony's got some great Playstation Plus deals, the Candy Crush Saga guys have copyrighted the word "Candy," Disney has abandoned copyrights for Star Wars 1313, and there's a sexy new Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes action figure.

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Chibi-Robo's buttcheek censorship controversy photo
Chibi-Robo's buttcheek censorship controversy
by Max Scoville

In case you missed yesterday's episode of Podtoid, or you're one of those people who won't do anything for more than ten minutes, here's a brief excerpt in which Jonathan Holmes shocks the rest of the cast with news of Nintendo's fascist removal of cartoon buttocks from Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder.

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Podtoid 278: A Giant Filthy Ball in a Hallway photo
Podtoid 278: A Giant Filthy Ball in a Hallway
by Max Scoville

This week, Caitlin Cooke joins us via Jonathan Holmes' pet dog "Air-Bud" to discuss the cultural importance of Battletoads, Oxycontin use in the 90s, Senran Kagura lore and subtlety, anus chocolates, and probably some other stuff that vaguely pertains to video games. Podtoid is Andy Dixon, Jonathan Holmes, Max Scoville, and Conrad Zimmerman.

Here's your direct download you can find us on iTunes and the RSS feed as well!

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Get Even, Grand Theft Child Abuse & Senran Cook-gera photo
Get Even, Grand Theft Child Abuse & Senran Cook-gera
by Max Scoville



Hey there, teens! Who wants some keen news about the latest "vidz?" Well, too bad, because there's not a whole lot of it. However, there are some new details about Evolve and a trailer for Get Even that doesn't explain much but sure looks pretty. H-Hour: World's Elite gets its first gameplay footage and The Witcher is getting a boardgame. If you've ever wanted a Cooking Mama game where her clothes explode off, exposing her gigantic breasts, well... Senran Kagura Dekomori might be up your alley. Finally, a shitty abusive Japanese stepdad forced a nine-year-old to play Grand Theft Auto IV for hours on end.

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CES News, Alien: Isolation, Evolve & IGF Nominees! photo
CES News, Alien: Isolation, Evolve & IGF Nominees!
by Max Scoville



Whoa, it's 2014! What do you know! Well, here's what we know: Sony has detailed PlayStation Now, the Gaikai streaming plan, Valve has showed off fourteen different Steam Boxes and Dale got to play with that funky new controller. The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 both sold a few million units in a few short months, and that rumored Alien: Isolation game is a real, actual thing that sounds friggin' scary. We don't know much about it yet, but there's also Evolve. Finally, the IGF award nominees have been announced!

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Podtoid 277: Geralt of Rivia, Slayer of Kissing Teens photo
Podtoid 277: Geralt of Rivia, Slayer of Kissing Teens
by Max Scoville

Like a disgusting, vulgar Phoenix, Podtoid once again rises from its feculent ashes. This time around, the roster consists of Max Scoville, Conrad Zimmerman, Jonathan Holmes, and Andy Dixon. Join them as they discuss Witchers, big crabs, Molemen, facial hair, and very briefly... videogames.

Here's the direct download link and go subscribe on iTunes right here!

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Max's Top 10 favorite gaming moments & stuff of 2013 photo
Max's Top 10 favorite gaming moments & stuff of 2013
by Max Scoville



Hey gang, remember 2013? I sure (mostly) do! It was a wild and crazy year not just for video games, but for the video game industry as a whole. So here are my Top 10 Things And Stuff That Happened In 2013.

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9:30 PM on 12.20.2013

Fashion Alert: Who Wore It Better?

The Daisy-Dukes-and-a-'Beater look is back in a big way this season! Who's rocking the outfit better, Funky Kong or Poison?

Max Scoville



Dr. Luigi, Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix & Kingdom Come photo
Dr. Luigi, Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix & Kingdom Come
by Max Scoville

Hey gang! Sorry I wasn't around on Tuesday, but there wasn't a whole lot of news -- so here's a rundown of today's big news, including yesterday's big ol' Nintendo Direct, that new realistic medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and the Xbox One's upcoming documentary series on the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 game. No, seriously.

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Fallout 4, The Walking Dead, SOMA & Summer Movies photo
Fallout 4, The Walking Dead, SOMA & Summer Movies
by Max Scoville

Hey gang! Here's your Destructoid news update for this Thursday. I dabbled in some non-gaming news, I hope you don't mind. There are a lot more exciting movie trailers this week than there are game trailers.

The news: Fallout 4 details leak, Elder Scrolls Online gets a release date, SOMA looks creepy, The Walking Dead Season 2 gets a trailer, Call of Duty: Ghosts gets wolf DLC, and there are trailers for Edge of Tomorrow and Jupiter Ascending, both of which look interesting. There are rumors about Jason "Khal Drogo" Momoa being cast in Zak Snyder's Batman Vs. Superman movie, and Christopher Nolan's Interstellar gets a website and a logo.

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VGX Round-Up, Alien: Isolation & Doom's Birthday photo
VGX Round-Up, Alien: Isolation & Doom's Birthday
by Max Scoville

Hey gang! Here's today's Dtoid Show news-snack. I round-up some of the trailers and news to come out of the VGX abomination this weekend, as well as the rumored Alien: Isolation, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes' release date, and Doom's 20th birthday.

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The 2013 SpikeTV VGX Awards Drunken Reaction Livestream photo
The 2013 SpikeTV VGX Awards Drunken Reaction Livestream
by Max Scoville

[Update 2: It's all over! We had a blast, and thank you for tuning in. If you missed it, I'm gonna try to get an archive up. Unfortunately, we had the cameras rolling several hours before we were live, and the entire setup got recorded. Normally it's easy to trim this out, but that's only allowed on videos two hours or less. In the meantime, here's DMX on a horse.]

As I imagine you've heard, tomorrow is SpikeTV's 2013 "VGX" Awards Show and I'd like to invite you to join myself, Steven Hansen, and Ben Pack as we remotely heckle presenters, critique the amount of dubstep in new game trailers, and fondly remember the time Geoff Keighley's Twitter account was apparently hacked and he kept Tweeting about giraffes. 

As tomorrow is a Saturday, we shall be drunk. In addition to that, I have a stack of download codes to give away courtesy of Midnight City for their new games Slender: The Arrival, The Bridge, and Blood of the Werewolf. [Update: we also have codes for Hotline Miami, Shadow Warrior, Gomo, Final Exam, and the Crusader Kings 2: Sons of Abraham expansion pack]

All this happens at 3-6PM Pacific Time (-8:00 GMT) on our YouTube channel.

Be there, or uh, go do something more productive instead.

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Which Console watches more Porn, BF4 Fixes & FFVIII Hair photo
Which Console watches more Porn, BF4 Fixes & FFVIII Hair
by Max Scoville

Hey hey! This video was supposed to go up yesterday afternoon, but a series of unfortunate events resulted in it going up very late last night, and then internet witchcraft prevented me from putting up a post. So, if you don't mind a little reheated day-old news, here ya go. CUT ME SOME SLACK I'M DOING THIS ALL ON MY OWN.

We got an amazing exclusive scoop thanks to Pornhub, EA has told DICE to fix Battlefield 4 before making any new DLC, cops busted up a dude's World of Warcraft livestream after a phony tip, Riot Games' contracts with eSports iJocks apparently prevent them from streaming Fat Princess and Final Fantasy VIII is now on Steam.

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