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TGS Gallery photo
Look at the people and stuff
Tokyo Game Show feels pretty good this year. Sure, it's a far cry from the extravagance of ten years ago and before, but it's not the all-mobile wasteland it was doomed to be according to some Internet dudebros. It feels heal...

PAX gallery photo
PAX gallery

PAX Prime 2015 show floor gallery (not literally)

Hardly any carpets (or sexy cosplay)
Aug 28
// Steven Hansen
We're in Seattle chillin' out, maxin', PAX'ing all cool. Remember that if you, too, are in Seattle, you should come hang out with Destructoid staff and community members. We even managed to stake out an entire sports table la...
Steambirds Alliance photo
Steambirds Alliance

Spry Fox showing off bullet hell MMO at PAX Prime

Steambirds Alliance
Aug 26
// Darren Nakamura
Spry Fox (Triple Town, Alphabear) will be at PAX Prime, and in addition to the undoubtedly cute bear posters it's giving out for free, it will also be showing its newest title, Steambirds Alliance. In a newsletter, Spry Fox d...
Microsoft photo

Want to play 50+ new, unreleased games pre-PAX? For free?

Microsoft invites you to the next pre-PAX Open House
Aug 17
// Vikki Blake
More than 50 games will be playable at Microsoft's ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House, including eight as-yet unannounced games and "several first playables", including Inside, Playdead's anticipated follow-up to the delightfull...

Here's what the first ever Super Smash Con looks like

Aug 07 // Chris Carter
[embed]297294:59877:0[/embed] That right there [above] is the major tournament area, where players are hard at work qualifying for the major tournaments. The turnout is actually pretty good, as most of the massive parking lot at the expo center was filled, but there's plenty of space to walk around inside, and a plentiful amount of arcade cabinets and console stations. In addition to a smaller arcade section and a small gaming museum exhibit, there's a ton of indie game setups, as well as homebrew spots and retro areas to game in. My favorite part was probably the little signs that displayed random factoids about the series, like "17 of the 36 characters in Mario Kart 8 also appear in Smash." It's not at the size of say, the current era of MAGFEST (there were only 12 exhibitors or so here, and although they are across the street from a hotel, the expo center isn't as massive as your typical con), but again, it's a great start -- I'm looking forward to getting back to catching the matches throughout the weekend.
Super Smash Con photo
I'd say it's a success
Today is the first major day for the first Super Smash Con, taking place in Virginia this weekend. While I covered the major happenings here as well as all the pertinent info you'll need for tournaments and streams, I also ha...

gamescom 2015 photos photo
gamescom 2015 photos

The gamescom 2015 show floor gallery: Wish you were her!

Love the smell of my boyfriend's Cologne
Aug 06
// Steven Hansen
It is the second day of gamescom and boy are my arms tired! On account of having flown to Germany a couple days ago, I mean. Phew. Saved it. God, look how haggard I look. Pasty, eyes dead, hair unkempt and thrown forward to a...
Telltale Borderlands PAX photo
Telltale Borderlands PAX

PAX Prime attendees able to 'crowd play' Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4

Potential hints about its release date
Aug 06
// Darren Nakamura
With just a little over three weeks to go, PAX Prime is almost upon us. The full schedule isn't available yet, but Telltale sent over a snippet including its plans at the sold out gathering. On Saturday, August 29, Telltale w...
Unravel photo

Unravel shows off live gameplay at gamescom

Make Martin Sahlin the King of Games
Aug 05
// Joe Parlock
The true star of E3 is back, now at gamescom. Nervously taking to stage once more, Martin Sahlin and Yarny showed off some live gameplay of Unravel while giving a heartfelt speech about what presenting at E3 really meant to ...
New Hi-Rez game photo
New Hi-Rez game

(Update) Hi-Rez announces tactical team-based shooter Paladins

Playable at gamescom
Aug 03
// Darren Nakamura
[Update: In an email with Destructoid, a Hi-Rez representative confirmed that Paladins will be free to play, but the developer is "still working out the specifics." To prognosticate for a bit, I would personally guess the mon...
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Square set for Final Fantasy XV reveals, playable Just Cause 3 at gamescom

I'm on the road to gamescom
Jul 17
// Steven Hansen
As noted in-depth earlier this year, Final Fantasy XV skipped E3 for a gamescom blowout. Square has just set its gamescom lineup and FFXV is well represented, taking up the "big stage" of the company's enormous, 1,100 square ...
Play Phantom Pain photo
Play Phantom Pain

Set aside (lots of) time to play Metal Gear Solid V at gamescom

Here's to you
Jul 13
// Jordan Devore
Konami is bringing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to Cologne, Germany for gamescom next month. I wasn't keeping track, but this is the first time the game will be "available for the public to play," according to the com...
Fallout 4 photo
Fallout 4

Bethesda will show new Fallout 4 gameplay to QuakeCon 2015 attendees

A private showing for the fans only
Jul 09
// Alessandro Fillari
Since that massive wave of info about Fallout 4 back at E3, I've counting the days till its November release. I'm a big fan of the series, and seeing its debut on the current gen was incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately, Beth...
Splatoon photo

Saturday's Splatoon Splatfest postponed

Paint nearly as rare as amiibo
Jun 19
// Robert Summa
If you were planning on enjoying tomorrow's first North American Splatoon Splatfest, then you'll have to tame that excitement. Due to a "matchmaking issue" that "was discovered in the first Japanese Splatfest that resulted in...
Splatoon photo

Splatoon Splatfest trailer really doesn't explain what Splatfest is

You're bread now, you're rice now
Jun 10
// Joe Parlock
Nintendo of Japan has released a trailer for its upcoming Splatfest event for Splatoon. I’ve never played Splatoon, and all I know is I’m going to slap the next person who says they’re a kid and/or a squid....
VideoBrains photo

VideoBrains returns to London May 26

A bunch of talks about competition
May 11
// Laura Kate Dale
In a little over two weeks London's Meltdown gaming bar is going to be once again playing host toVideoBrains, an evening of talks about the world of videogames. Running from 7:00pm until 10:00pm on Tuesday May 26, the evening...
FGC photo

Fighting game streamer has his equipment stolen

Latest in a growing trend
May 11
// Joe Parlock
Panda, a well-known fighting game streamer and commentator, has had his equipment and personal belongings stolen following the recent Texas Showdown tournament. Panda, who has over 30,000 followers on, made a series...
JoyJam photo

JoyJam coming to London May 14

Indie devs everywhere!
May 06
// Laura Kate Dale
Hey, do you like indie games? Are you in or around London on May 14? Do you fancy hearing talks from the likes of Paul-Kilduff-Taylor from Mode7 (Frozen Cortex) and playing a bunch of indie games? How about swapping assets wi...
Election photo

The National Video Game Arcade's election event is reading your tweets

I hope they're hamburgers
May 05
// Joe Parlock
It’s almost that time again. Time for the great British-and-also-Northern-Irish-people to filter in to the polling stations, tick little bits of paper, and then have no change ever come about as a result. It’s tim...
Radius Europe photo
Radius Europe

Radius Festival heading to Vienna this July

Indie games and beautiful architecture
Apr 27
// Laura Kate Dale
Do you like indie games? What about beautiful hand-sculpted architecture? What about the thought of the two combined? Yes, such a wondrous combination of things is possible, particularly if you're going to be in or around Vie...
Calgary Expo photo
Calgary Expo

Men's rights activism and 'GamerGate' group removed from Calgary Expo

Sad irony everywhere
Apr 18
// Jonathan Holmes
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is one of Canada's biggest gaming, film, television, gaming, comics and "geek culture" events, drawing celebrities, panelists, and events from all over the world. This year, it wa...
iam8bit art show photo
iam8bit art show

Mario, Sonic, and other gaming icons have put on some weight

The Famous Chunkies by Alex Solis
Apr 15
// Jordan Devore
Outside of occasional gags like Doughnut Drake in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, I tend to forget how generally fit most mainstream videogame characters are. Leave it to artist Alex Solis to remind me of that fact with his upcom...
Danganronpa photo

Destructoid solves a murder: Danganronpa Edition

It's pun-ishment time!
Apr 13
// Mike Cosimano
From the beginning, this murder (and I've seen a lot of them over the course of my career) struck me as too simple. Kyle Hebert -- a voice actor you may recognize as the voice of Ryu from Street Fighter -- was found de...
VideoBrains photo

VideoBrains returning to London March 30

Video game talks and panels about NPCs
Mar 17
// Laura Kate Dale
In a little under two weeks London's Meltdown gaming bar is going to be once again playing host to VideoBrains, an evening of talks about the world of videogames. Running from 7:00pm until 10:00pm on Monday March 30, the even...
Ladycade photo

Ladycade coming to London March 23

Female focused games event hits Loading Bar
Mar 16
// Laura Kate Dale
Not doing anything March 23? Near enough to London that travel seems feasible? Looking for a cool video game event to attend that won't cost you anything? Well, Ladycade is coming back to London's Loading Bar in Dalston from ...
EGX Rezzed photo
EGX Rezzed

Party with Destructoid at EGX Rezzed!

Videogames, bruv
Mar 12
// Beccy Caine
Morning, Brits. Thousands will be heading to London's Tobacco Dock later for EGX Rezzed's preview day; are you one of them?
PAX East 2015 plans photo
PAX East 2015 plans

Destructoid's PAX East 2015 schedule is here!

Party with the best damn community on Earth
Mar 07
// mrandydixon
PAX East 2015 is happening RIGHT NOW! And just like years past, the Destructoid community is there in a big, big way. Did you make the trek to Boston this year? Then check out our daily meetup schedule below! And be sure to j...
Telltale Storytime photo
Telltale Storytime

Telltale founders discuss the studio's evolution at PAX East 2015

2700 people in the Main Theater will remember that
Mar 06
// Darren Nakamura
At PAX East's big opening panel, Telltale Games co-founders Dan Connors and Kevin Bruner talked about how Telltale came into being. They began by following the storytelling path through the ages, from telling stories around a...
Valve VR hardware photo
Valve VR hardware

Valve is showing its 'SteamVR hardware system' next week

New Steam Machines and the final Steam Controller, too
Feb 23
// Jordan Devore
Here I was expecting to find out about Steam Machines and the finished Steam Controller at next week's Game Developers Conference -- sure, that's fine -- but the company also has a surprise in store for the San Francisco show...
Indie Megabooth photo
Indie Megabooth

Indie Megabooth is the place to be at PAX East

Say hi to Holmes and crew when you're in Boston
Feb 23
// Jordan Devore
"Dad By The Sword is a game about YOUR DAD running around in jorts and slaying Anti-Dads with a claymore. Experience a unique First Person Swordplay experience as you try not to get killed by leaping hot dog monsters. Out...
Apex in trouble photo
Apex in trouble

Apex fighting game tournament changes venues over safety concerns (Update)

Hotel ballroom collapses, forces location change
Jan 30
// Kyle MacGregor
[Update: The show must go on! Apex is relocating to the Garden State Convention Center. However, all events planned for today have been cancelled.] Authorities have put Apex 2015 on hold over concerns about the venue's struct...

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