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Gen Con may leave Indiana if anti-gay bill gets final approval

If you've been following the news over the past few years, then you are keenly aware of the debate and divide that gay rights has caused. Unfortunately, there is a segment of our population that wants to deny others their right to life and ...

 
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Odd Society is an indie title that flew under our radar. Developed by Odd 1 Incorporated, it’s a simplistic point-and-click title created by a team of 20 or so passionate people. It launched at Gen Con ’09 and was...   read

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Dragon Age writer explains ESRB brothel listing

If you want a good laugh, take a gander at the ESRB listing for Dragon Age: Origins. It confirms the existence demon breasts, gratuitous violence, and heavy caressing. It also reveals the existence of a brothel and an interesting list of ch...

 
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BioWare's Gaider: story is important, but not that important

A few weeks ago, Obsidian lead creative designer Chris Avellone told us that story is an important game component, but it’s not as important as systems or level design. While a rich never draws players into a game universe and compels...

 
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Cryptic still negotiating Champions Online release with MS

The PC version of Champions Online launches September 1st. The Xbox 360 version of the MMO -- once listed to hit day and date with the PC version -- is rarely mentioned. Developer Cryptic Studios doesn’t talk about the port and it has...

 
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Dante's Inferno demo walkthrough and impressions

Offering crisp visuals and twisted slaying scenes to boot, Dante’s Inferno can sicken the most iron-bellied players with its gore. The narrative content may also sicken most classical lit majors, but the game is what it is -- a brawle...

 
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A look at the Dragon Age: Origins booth at Gen Con

Dragon Age: Origins is one of the few games at Gen Con 2009. Like Dante’s Inferno, this booth has some serious style. Four brilliant white sheets with crimson splashes (some resembling a dragon) surround the eight kiosks with playable...

 
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Check out the cosplayers of Gen Con

The software side of Gen Con 2009 is lacking this year. It’s depressing to see so few videogames lining the West side of the convention floor. With crushed spirits early in the morning, I turned my attention to the costumed peoples ro...

 
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A look at the Dante's Inferno Booth at Gen Con

We spied this statue of Dante and scythe back in June at E3 2009. Now this darling monument to EA Visceral’s God of War-style brawler is sitting proudly in the middle of the game’s gothic booth at Gen Con 2009. Below in the gall...

 
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Destructoid Interview: Flying Lab CEO Russell Williams

A few days ago, at Gen Con, I was invited to talk to Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab. Flying Lab’s booth on the show floor was all about Pirates of the Burning Sea. The company’s main focus was to establish that the MMO was ...

 
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Flying Lab CEO says why console MMOs fail

Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab Software (Pirates of the Burning Sea), recently sat down with me to talk about his future console game and the reason why MMO developers have such a hard time getting their games onto the Xbox 360 and Pla...

 
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Lots of updates and parrots since the initial release of Pirates

There have been a significant amount of changes to Pirates of the Burning Sea since it was shown last year at Gen Con. There is now more dueling, new graphics and cities, more pillaging, and even more “piratical pets.” I like pa...

 
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Freaky Creatures is like Spore, except not as cool

Whenever I hear the words “action figures” and “videogame” uttered in the same sentence, I usually shudder. It’s not like I can’t appreciate the art or the craftsmanship, it’s more about the tie-in....

 
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Storm of Zehir feels old and new at the same time

[video]99892:168[/video]While I was at Atari’s booth at Gen Con, I was able check out the upcoming Neverwinter Nights 2 expansion, Storm of Zehir. The first thing that caught my eye, and additionally one of the key new features of the...

 
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King's Bounty detailed

[video]99887:166[/video]King’s Bounty: The Legend is an upcoming PC strategy RPG developed by 1C and published by Atari. Unlike most strategy RPGs, the concept behind King’s Bounty is to create a unique and rich experience outsi...

 
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Turbine talks console MMO

Recently, we had the opportunity to talk to Adam Mersky, Director of Communcations at Turbine, about an unannounced MMO title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 currently in development at Turbine. Details are extremely limited at this time...

 
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Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria details

The first thing that Adam Mersky, Director of Communications at Turbine told me was, “Nobody delivers as much content as Turbine.” Over the course of Gen Con 2008, I’ve learned that may be completely true. Turbine has the ...

 
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Dungeons and Dragons Online: Mod 8 detailed

The biggest gripe for non-traditional players entering into the realm of Dungeons and Dragons Online is how daunting the rule system can be. The statistical frenzy of imaginary rolling dice and character creation has had a habit of turning ...

 
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Gen Con 2008 in Pictures

The last few days have been an awesome adventure for me. I am currently attending Gen Con 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The show is being promoted as the “best four days of gaming,” with the focus being on boardgames and cardga...

 

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Fenriff

Someone invaded me in Dark Souls I ended

 
ZombZ

As someone who works in IT and can solve 99% of the issues with a reboot I have to praise the sun for this Windows+R command: iexplore -k

 
Deadgar64

So, I ordered a new graphics comes the new have no interest in the heard people talk about trading on Steam but everything Ive read seems know if thats a thing that can be done safely?

 
TheLimoMaker

On the final boss of Dark Souls Wish it was better The lore implications are superb, but the awful tracking attacks and cheap magic shots are things I will never let slide I was expecting an awesome one-on-one duel, I got a pansy magic

 
Nekrosys

Ratchet and Clank is now my Even though Dark Souls also came out this Because you can turn bosses into This is And yes, I know the PS4 capture footage shows how utterly shit I am at

 
RiffRaff

Id love to see the

 
whatsacow

I feel like an old man, but fuck Ive noticed that they all seem to be over priveleged white people who want to feel like their ordeals are as important as real minorities - or they need serious mental help and not fucking

 
AdmiralAckbong

TotalBiscuit? No Red lobster cheddar biscuit? Ill fuck that shit up in a heartbeat, sign me up

 
JohnSmith123

Man FFXIV seems like THE MMO right So much stuff is New dungeons, new raids, new trials, new features like Palace of the Dead, a new collab with level 5 and yokai watch, and much Thats just a patch

 
Sharukurusu

Playing FF6 and Im thinking, thieves in Zozo never thought a dude with a chainsaw would show up

 
Dreamweaver

I was goofing around invading in Dark Souls III and saw something kinda funny: I had to fight off two guys (I obviously wasnt trying to kill them) when another phantom got summoned to After they both killed me, the other guy arrived way too

 
EAPidgeon

Just a reminder that Guiles Theme in SFV is

 
Jed Whitaker

You hear that guys? It is my heart shattering because Total Biscuit disagrees with

 
lewness

Any DS3 fight clubs going on for Dtoid? There seem to be enough players around

 
Retrofraction

Welp, I am the kind of person that forgets the important passwords to log into Vimeo will not let me log into my paid account for another two the worst system locked out you never get back in)

 
Nekrosys

The new Ratchet and Clank has easily secured a place on my top 5 games of 2016 through sheer virtue of it containing a Trophy that is unlocked by turning a helicopter into a That is

 
Robo Panda Z

Oh hey, I just noticed I recently crossed the five-year mark as an active, non-lurking member of this community!

 
StriderHoang

Suddenly I want a Fatal Fury hat

 
hlarge4

Ok, Pontiff Hes maybe a bit But not in a good Random Many with animations too fast to react When I beat him I feel like itll be more luck than

 
Dr Mel

So, with DS2 I came to like the game less and less over I really liked it at Thakfully I seem to be having the opposite experience with I was maybe skeptical at first but now I stop thinking about how Im going to replay it over and over

 
JohnGrisham

Was Super Mario 64 really that great? Never owned it, played a few times at a friends My N64 time was spent on 007, OoT, BanjoKazooie, Mario Kart,

 
Agent9

If you guys have the time, do a solid for your favorite LPer or youtube personality and take some time to let people know what videos have inspired you to go out and support the developers/film links in the

 
Gamemaniac3434

Been playing severed, having a fantastic time with it and I beat the first I do wish Drinkbox hadnt released images that spoil a certain moment and drain a bit of the impact but Having a good time with the game-got a vita? Get

 
Parismio

I was feeling drained the last few Was looking forward to watching legends of tomorrow tonight but it turns out the recording was This is one of those times I get so salty about the tiniest

 
klaw616

Still on my Kill la Kill kick (la Gotta share this amazing piece of art I got over the weekend from a local artist at this awesome little game Dude was even kind enough to sign it (even if I did cover it with the frame)

 
Steven Hansen

my mom has begun using e-mail again

 
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A Certain Magical Generic magical high school Death Something genuinely Target

 
StriderHoang

TB: Destructoid is shit! /torch: your waifu is shit!

 
JayfromtheSun

I will be very glad to be over the

 
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Conan plays a Nintendo game, but its a game that existed at the start of a dead Good timing, very

 

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