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GOTY Awards photo
Best of 2014
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] If we are the world, then technically this award is for all of us. Pat yourselves on the back. Only 12 games are being nominated, though, and only 1 will be winning the award. But it's an hon... read feature

GOTY Awards photo
Best of 2014
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] You can have the greatest narrative in the world and sprinkle memorable characters and scenes throughout a game, but all of it's for naught if your mechanics can't shine through. As the great Irvi... read feature

GotY 2014: Goldblum photo
Life finds a way
Someone once told me I talk like Jeff Goldblum. This is not true. I also don't look like Charlie Day, Peter Frampton, Bret McKenzie, Michael Sheen, or Dikembe Mutombo. But at least I appreciated the former (tip: don... read feature

GOTY Awards photo
Best of 2014
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] It's impossible to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes for great narrative design. It's just something you know when you see. It's more than an outstanding story (although, that's certainl... read feature

GOTY 2014: Musical photo
Not too many releases 'let it go' this year with the song and/or dance
What a dismal showing this year. Last year had Frozen, which tailed into this year, world without end, amen, with a long icy tail like Halley's comet. When are we going to have the "Let it Go" of videogames? We'll never ... read feature

GOTY Awards photo
Best of 2014
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Friends can make any game worth playing. Growing up, couch play was a staple in my household. I would often have videogame themed birthday parties, inviting all of my buddies over to have fighting... read feature

GOTY 2014: Illiteracy photo
Pronounce your way out of an anus
Might be your taste makers on this webpage made a Huge™ boner and left Samurai Gunn out of its 2014 game of the year plans. Because of its mid-December 2013 release, it was left out last year, too, and should ... read feature

PSX photo
In no particular order
With regard to games shown at last weekend's PlayStation Experience, Sony had two noticeable strengths: its first-party mega-titles and the projects of its ever-growing stable of independent developers. While PlayStation fans... read feature

King's Quest photo
King's Quest

Sierra and Odd Gentlemen show off new King's Quest at The Game Awards


Once upon an astounding time
Dec 05
At the Game Awards tonight, the founders of Sierra Ken and Roberta Williams were honored with the Industry Icon Award for their work in the early days of videogame development. After Ken demonstrated his inability to adjust ... read
The Game Awards photo
The Game Awards

Game Awards? In this economy? Watch them here!


I had to outsource this headline to Steven
Dec 05
Geoff Keighley's not-affiliated-with-Spike Game Awards are tonight. Gosh, it really has been a year since he co-hosted VGX with Joel McHale. (Let us never speak of that again.) The show will be streamed live out of Las Vegas... read
The Game Awards photo
The Game Awards

Xbox isn't revealing anything at The Game Awards 2014


Sometimes no news is news
Dec 02
There are a few dates every year that we can bank on new videogames being revealed. The first couple days of E3 are the best for this. However, in recent years, the annual December videogames awards show has proven to hold it... read
Metal Gear Solid photo
Metal Gear Solid

MGSV: The Phantom Pain's online mode will debut at The Game Awards


New gameplay trailer for MGO will debut next week
Nov 26
Next week is looking to be a pretty exciting time for gaming. With The Game Awards showing off world premieres of upcoming titles, and the PlayStation Experience doing the same, it's definitely going to be a busy and eventful... read
The Game Awards photo
The Game Awards

Move over Spike, there's a new (Dew-free?) Game Awards


No more Doritos and Mountain Dew
Nov 10
Max and I had fun last year getting drunk and making fun of the Spike "VGX" at a slightly slower rate than its own co-host, Joel McHale, tore into it.  Former VGX producer Geoff Keighley is now putting his weight behind ... read
Cool games photo
Cool games

Izle leads Game Connection Development Award winners


In the company of Limbo, Loading Human and other past winners
Oct 31
Game Connection Europe held its annual Development Awards this week in Paris, with Area Effect's Izle leading the way with five wins. Each of the ten categories feature two possible awards, the European Games Booster Award an... read
Best of PAX photo
All the winners, in no particular order
PAX is always a wonderful show because of the way that it melds the presence of both the industry's largest games and the smallest developers. Into giant triple-A titles? Yup, PAX has plenty of that for you to get your hands ... read feature

Best of gamescom photo
All the winners, in no particular order
Gamescom is the largest videogame trade show in the world. Sound like a big deal? It absolutely is. Hundreds of thousands of people cram together in a convention center that's massive, but doesn't feel even close to huge enou... read feature

Awards photo
Awards

Evolve, No Man's Sky win big at the E3 Game Critics Awards


E3 2014 winners announced
Jul 01
The Game Critics Awards for E3 2014, as determined by 29 media outlets including Destructoid, have been announced. After seeing the nominations, it's no surprise that Turtle Rock's one-versus-four multiplayer shooter Evolve c... read
Game Critics Awards photo
Game Critics Awards

Evolve and 2K lead the way for E3 Game Critics Awards nominations


PS4 was the platform with the most nominees, barely
Jun 24
With E3 2014 in the rear-view mirror, it's time to see which publishers and games impressed the Game Critics judges the most. The Game Critics Awards are handed out after judges from 39 outlets vote on titles that were a... read
E3 Community Choice photo
Witch game won your hearts?
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 award... read feature

Favorite E3 games! photo
And then he said, that's not my podiatrist, that's my mother!
You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click.  Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full o... read feature

Game of the Show photo
And our game of the show winner is ...
E3 was all about the games this year. With the console launches out of the way, game developers have been able to focus on making great games, and we saw a ton of that at E3 2014 this year.  We shared with you our nominees for game of the show and about a dozen other categories. Now it's time to find out what games have won our Best of E3 2014 winners! read feature

E3 2014 Poll photo
Then defend your decision in the comments!
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... read feature

Best of E3 photo
The best games for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, and more!
E3 2014 is all about the games this year. The consoles launched last year, so now it's time for everyone to put up or shut up with their lineups that will make the new-gen worth it. We nominated a ton of game s for Destructoi... read feature

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Our top 10 must play games of PAX East 2014


See what our favorite games of the show were!
Apr 13
Despite an overall smaller show than in years past, PAX East still had a great amount of games worth seeing. A big reason for that was the Indie MEGABOOTH, a segment of the show that's slowly getting bigger with each passing ... read
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GDC Awards led by The Last of Us, Papers, Please


All the winners from GDC Awards 014
Mar 19
The Game Developers Choice Awards, the premiere peer-based awards show in the gaming industry, took place today in San Francisco, and the big winner of the night was The Last of Us with Game of the Year.  Other bigg... read
2014 IGF winners photo
2014 IGF winners

Papers, Please leads 2014 Independent Game Festival winners


Play Jazzpunk though
Mar 19
Papers, Please took the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize at this year's IGF awards, joining last year's Cart Life.  The other winners include Gorogoa (Excellence in Visual Art), Papers, Please (Excellence in Narrative... read
2014 BAFTA winners photo
2014 BAFTA winners

Last of Us wins most BAFTA awards, Tearaway gets some love


The BAFTA Us
Mar 13
The Last of Us cashed in on five of its nine 2014 BAFTA nominations, including winning Best Game and Best Story. Not quite 10 awards at D.I.C.E., but good. Tearaway overtook it for Artistic Achievement while also winning in t... read
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Oh really? Xbox One named a 'Product of the Year'


The winner in home entertainment
Feb 26
Microsoft can add a bit more hardware to the Xbox One's trophy case. The Xbox One has been named the Product of the Year in the home entertainment category by the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation. While more than 45,000 ... read
Cage gets awarded photo
Cage gets awarded

David Cage awarded France's Legion of Honor


The nation's highest decoration
Feb 18
Quantic Dream's David Cage (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) is being awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, for his contributions to the country's videogame industry, Le Figaro reports. Cage is the first vid... read
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SXSW Gaming Awards finalists announced, fan vote open


Get in there: voting open now
Feb 13
The first-ever SXSW Gaming Awards have announced the first finalists. These were picked from games that were released in 2013, by industry judges and cool folks such as yours truly. You'll see the usual suspects in the Game o... read
Awards photo
Awards

2014 BAFTA game award nominations announced


The usual suspects
Feb 12
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has come out with its nominations honoring last year's videogames. We've seen enough awards that you surely know what I'm about to type. Much like the D.I.C.E. Awards, it's plau... read
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Watch the D.I.C.E. Awards live right here!


See who wins
Feb 06
[Update: It's over, see the full results below. The Last of Us won 10 of the 13 awards they were nominated for, including Game of the Year. Congrats, Naughty Dog!] The 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards are happening live in Las Veg... read






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