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When you look to hard-hitting journalism you (hopefully) look to Destructoid. In keeping with this tradition we had the creators of Hyper Light Drifter onto our live channel to talk about developing the game while we totally...   read

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Live Show: More forgotten gems with Resonance of Fate

Earlier this week Phil and I played Valkyria Chronicles and we realized something: There are tons of great games out there that people haven't heard of and we can bring them to the people. So that's what we're doing today.  You're forg...

 
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Live Show: Wilhelm screams and motorbikes in Trials Fusion

There was a time back in middle school when flash games ruled a large part of my attention span. So many classics, surely you all remember that one with stickmen and tons of violence? How about that other one about violent stickmen? Wait, I...

 
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Live Show: Remembering Sega's often forgotten Valkyria Chronicles

If you're a fan of strategy RPGs you definitely know about the Final Fantasy Tactics series, and you're likely aware of Tactics Ogre, but have you heard of Valkyria Chronicles? Released relatively early in the PS3's life cycle, Valkyria Chr...

 
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Live Show: Look into the past with Jet Set Radio Future

If you know anything about games, then you know that the Dreamcast is one of the most beloved consoles. And if you know anything about the Dreamcast then you know the Jet Set Radio is one of the best games available for Sega's masterpiece. ...

 
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If you haven't heard of Hyper Light Drifter then you better pay attention because you're in for a treat. If you have heard of the gorgeous Kickstarter success story you also better sit down -- we're about to blow your mind. A...   read

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Live Show: Bro-op shootin' terrorists in Broforce

I wish there were witty things to say about Broforce, but what can you even say about this masterpiece? It's a co-op (bro-op) game about shooting tons of terrorists as the protagonists of your favorite action movies. This seems like somethi...

 
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Live Show: The Humble Bundle Finale

We've had a crazy week, haven't we? When I started at Destructoid all those years ago I never thought we'd be able to curate a Humble Bundle. Look at me now, mom! So what are we doing today? We're bringing it all full circle and playing eve...

 
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Live Show: How fast can you 100% Hotline Miami?

This has been a hell of a week, hasn't it? The Destructoid Humble Bundle is going strong, but it's time is almost up. So how are we going to celebrate? I'm going to play my favorite game in the bundle.  If you've never watched Destruct...

 
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Live Show: Light one up with Little Inferno

If you've played a game in the past generation, you're probably aware of World of Goo. 2D Boy's smash hit puzzle game is on nearly every platform imaginable and can be called a landmark on the indie game landscape. While this is great,...

 
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Live Show: Humble Showcase Double Feature

Yeehaw, it's time for Humble game roundup day 2. If you missed yesterday's festivities you missed a rollicking good time with PixelJunk Monsters. But it's time to put that craziness behind us. It's time to jump into Critter Crunch and Super...

 
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Live Show: Day 1 of our Humble Bundle Showcase!

In case you didn't hear the good news today, we're curating the newest Humble Bundle! That's right we're working with one of the best ways to get into indie games to bring you one of the best bundles ever!  Does my excitement not convi...

 
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While I was growing up my mother always taught me that revenge was a dish best served cold. Well Mom, today the dish is being served lukewarm. If you checked out our previous Dark Souls 2 stream you'll remember that Phil insi...   read

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Live Show: We're punching animes in J-Stars Victory Vs

If you've ever been to our live channel Dtoid.tv you know that Phil and I love some ridiculous Japanese games. That's part of what makes our partnership with Play-asia.com so much fun. In the past we've had fun shooting underage anime girls...

 
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Live Show: Cloudbuilt is crazy spirit Mirror's Edge!

I have a shocking love for games that make me feel like I can barely keep up with them. Sadly, there haven't been a ton of games to scratch this particular itch. Enter Cloudbuilt, the neon robot ghost speed platformer. Luckily, friend of th...

 
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Live Show: TUG-in' it with Infamous: Second Son

If you've never heard of the game TUG I wouldn't blame you. I mean, I had only learned about it a few weeks ago. As my producer Bill Zoeker (Zoey) pitched it, "Think like Minecraft but for your weird hipster people Spencer." After looking a...

 
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Live show: Let's get anime with Witch and the Hundred Knight

You ever have those games that just sneak up on you? When Witch and the Hundred Knight was announced I was all about that nonsense. Fast forward several months to now and the game is out. Boy does it look silly. If you aren't up on Witch an...

 
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Live Show: Watch us completely explore Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

It feels really good to be back in the saddle. We missed pretty much an entire week of shows due to GDC, but we're coming back with a vengeance. If you've heard Phil or I talk about our favorite games you've undoubtedly heard our cries of l...

 
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Live Show: Win some Titanfall goodies!

If you're anything like Phil or I you haven't put down Titanfall since it came out on Tuesday. It's really refreshing to jump back into a competitive multiplayer game. Now that I'm thinking about it, the last time I got into something like ...

 
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Live Show: Sony's here with Hohokum and Helldivers

Have you guys seen Hohokum? Of course you have, it's the charming and beautiful game about everything and nothing. I realize that's not a very apt description, but there isn't really a better way to describe it. All we know is that it's pre...

 
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Live Show: We're playing Dark Souls II

I don't often recommend that you take Phil and my crazy antics and base drinking games off of them, but if you have to do it sometime: today is the day. Now, we aren't exactly bad at games -- between the two of us we can muddle our way thro...

 
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Live Show: Win an Xbox One bundle, games, and more on our Titanfall stream!

Here at Destructoid we're either super excited for Titanfall or we're skipping it entirely. Naturally, I'm one of the people ready to sacrifice their firstborn to get their hands on the game. So, when Twitch came to us about doing a major c...

 
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I've got to say, I'm looking forward to Infamous: Second Son. Now, this might surprise you if you follow my infuriatingly titled posts. Up until last week I didn't have any interest in Second Son. Sure, it looked neat, but w...   read

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Live Show: Did Matt and Trey sell out to Ubisoft?

I've never been a huge fan of South Park. I mean, I appreciate its biting satire but there's just something about the show that convinced every suburban teenager to try a Cartman impression that just doesn't sit right with me.  Oh, it'...

 
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Live show: We're playing Infamous: Second Son today!

If you own a PlayStation 4, chances are you're pretty stoked about Infamous: Second Son. Now, if there's one thing we do here at Destructoid it's give our loyal fans what they need. So if you're preparing to cram Second Son into your d...

 
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Live Show: Is Lego Movie one of the few good licensed games?

Hey all, consider this a PSA: Lego Movie is good- like really really good. So, when a lovely fan gifted Phil a copy of the game on Steam (Thanks Shadowclone1000!) we were cautiously optimistic. Sure Lego games are typically charming little ...

 
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Live Show: Breaking into Earth Defense Force 2025's co-op mode

It's the end of one era and the beginning of another. This week is the first in which Phil and I have taken over Dtoid.tv as full-time heads of the channel. Naturally, we're sad to see King Foom go but we're both ready to take the reigns an...

 
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Live Show: We're playing the last good skating game

In case you didn't catch last night's Gentlemen's Club I'll bring you up to speed: Phil and I are taking over Dtoid.tv once our beloved King Foom moves on. This means that we're going to have to restructure the entire live channel and we're...

 
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Come join us for the last Gentlemen's Club

Yep guys. It's time to pack in the Gentlemen's Club. It's been a hell of a ride. We started the show up almost a year and a half ago and it's easily become the highlight of my week. When Phil and I first came up with the idea to do a Twitch...

 
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Videogames Clubhouse: Garden Warfare puns!

When Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare was first announced I was seemingly the only person on the planet not won over by it's charms. Something about EA making a third person shooter out of an already delightful IP didn't sit right with me...

 

About Spencer Hayesone of us since 6:18 PM on 03.10.2010

Nobody really knows what Spencer does. Technically some sort of Community Manager Spencer has also been known to stand in front of cameras and talk to people. Additionally, he's a hot hunk o' man.

Aside from these studly endeavors, Spencer loves indie games in a way that would make most people blush and has played more hours of Pokemon than any one person should.

Apparently ethics statements are a thing we're doing now so I guess I have to put that here:

I'm friends with several indie developers and I worked at Gamestop at one point in my life. I really love hotdogs.

I'm pretty sure those are the only biases I could think to air.
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