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What a year
It's the moment you've all been waiting for: the time to vote for your favorite game of E3! Click below and make your selection, then tell us about it in the comments! There's certainly no shortage of AMAZING games to choose from this year!

Here are the winners of Destructoid's PAX East 2015 community choice award!

Mar 21 // mrandydixon
Before we unveil the winners, I would like to thank all the community members who helped Caitlin hand out awards to the developers. I hear it was a great time, and many of the developers were honored to receive their awards. Thanks again! And now, without further adieu, your top 10 games of PAX East 2015, in order of votes received! Splatoon The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Necropolis Enter the Gungeon Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Overwatch Final Fantasy Type-0 HD The Behemoth's "Game 4"Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Talk about an awesome group of games. Between this list and our staff's picks, 2015 is going to be a great year for gamers. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in our poll!
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We snuck around the convention and surprised these 10 games
Recently, amidst the hubbub of PAX East news and previews, we had the audacity to ask you to vote for your favorite game on the show floor. The nerve of us! Forcing you to choose from such a vast array of amazing videogames! Well, vote you did, and the results point to yet another amazing year for gaming. Read on to see which awards took home the prize!

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PAX East poll

Vote now for Dtoid's PAX East 2015 community choice award!


Democracy in action
Mar 07
// mrandydixon
Ah, PAX East. What a wonderful, sexy convention you are. Are you in Boston this weekend, hanging out with fellow Dtoiders and having a blast? If so, I am totally jealous! Luckily for me and the millions of others in my shoes ...

What is your most anticipated game of 2015?

Jan 06 // mrandydixon
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We've shown you ours. Now you show us yours.
The dust has barely settled on 2014, but we at Destructoid are already looking to the future! Why? Because the future is awesome. Duh. The Dtoid staff have shared our personal picks for our most wanted games of 2015, and now ...

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Community Choice Award

Destructoid's Game of the Year 2014 Community Choice Award!


And the winner is...
Dec 29
// mrandydixon
What a wild year it's been for us gamers. In spite of all the insanity this industry inevitably attracts, when we look back on everything that has happened over the last 12 months, I think there's one thing we can all agree o...

Vote now for your 2014 Game of the Year!

Dec 09 // mrandydixon
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The Destructoid Community Choice Award
Another year has come and gone and holy sh*t were a lot of videogames released in 2014. Did you folks play any this year? I played a few, but mostly I just watched Netflix because it has achievements now. Anyway, some of you ...

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PlayStation poll

Poll: Final Fantasy VII most wanted remake, Dragon Quest V favorite PlayStation game


10,000 Japanese players polled on PlayStation
Dec 03
// Steven Hansen
Sony surveyed 10,000 Japanese PlayStation fans (via Gematsu) of all ages to decide the best PlayStation game over the past 20 years and Dragon Quest V took the top spot (Final Fantasy VII the second spot). Among res...

Vote now for Destructoid's E3 2014 Community Choice Award!

Jun 14 // mrandydixon
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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...

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The Golden Age of JRPGs


When was it?
Apr 19
// Dale North
Last week, I joined Polygon's Alexa Ray Corriea, Kotaku's Jason Schreier, and game maker Adam Rippon in moderating our third PAX on JRPGs. Our discussion this year? The Golden Age of RPGs. After reviewing each of the ages, fr...
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E3 2013 Community Choice

Vote now for Destructoid's E3 2013 Community Choice Award


YOU decide who takes home the crown!
Jun 12
// mrandydixon
You've watched all the press conferences. You've read all the news. Now it's time to sound off with your favorite game of E3! We've reported on dozens of awesome games over the last few days, but only one is destine...

What would you do if you were Microsoft today?

Jun 11 // Niero Gonzalez
The next-gen console wars, as one PSN brand manager put it, is a "game within a game", a real-world chess battle between two longtime adversaries. Coming to E3 to watch this drama play out is one of my favorite things to witness as a games critic, and tonight's climactic turn of events was great theater. What sort of defensive strategy might comfort the core gamer to think more favorably of the Microsoft machine? Code Yellow: Microsoft needs to add more context and value to that $499 It would be unlikely for the Xbone to magically drop a hundred dollars to match the PS4 toe-to-toe on price. What might be more realistic is to bundle in digital content that makes the system seem more robust out of the box. For example, what if the Xbox One came with a year of Xbox Gold and a handful of digital download titles of your choice? That's a hundred dollars in your pocket you get back the moment you plug it in. It's already on their mind. Yes, the Xbox One has great exclusive franchises, but so do Nintendo and Sony. Back in the 16-bit era Sega went to the mat to justify their more expensive machine. Pick that fight and make it good. Give that loyal Xbox fan a legendary vernacular to make your case. [embed]255990:49106:0[/embed] Code Orange: Always on DRM should be the default. Force studios to switch it on People hate this with a burning passion.  We want game ownership. Period. Microsoft could side-skirt the whole DRM thing more gracefully by turning it off by default. Just as with our PCs, the capability is there -- we just assume most games don't go there. A move like this puts the onus on companies to pick that fight with gamers on a case-by-case basis, like SimCity chose to do, and we'll pick that fight with the game maker when they flip that switch. Instead of a global 24-hour ping, make it on a per-game basis and be good about putting an ugly sticker on boxes of games that do that so we, the informed, can avoid them. Of course, Microsoft has said their console must be online to work, but this little fib is always debunked in every shape and form. Its not like games are rendered on the cloud. C'mon! Code Red: Add a new SKU and just unbundle Kinect, geniuses Humor me with a sweeping generalization: Unless they're nuts about dancing, most core gamers aren't exactly wild about Kinect. I'm sure there is a bar graph somewhere that says the opposite, but its increasingly clear that merchants of doubt will produce anything for a buck. You know, the same people that told & sold you that Wii Fit is the way to living well. Kinect, like Sony's Move controllers, are a running joke among critics. Kinects is no different than a steering wheel controller: a niche small-cap products. It's an unpopular analogy to Microsoft's people. We tell public relations this at every press event that we just want to drop our #girlwood on the sofa instead of willing our arms around, and they spoon-feed motion waggle back to us like nutritious carrots. Save it for that certain folk who may genuinely be curious about this thing.  Price aside, following Microsoft's PRISM connection people are going nuts over privacy, and with good reason. There are enough people with mixed feelings about having this device in their home, and forcing them to buy one makes the console less attractive.  Instead, it is simply going to encourage the modders to hack circles around it (and you know that they will).   Just as it wouldn't make sense to add another $400 to include a Smart Glass tablet with the Xbox One, an optional Kinect is a pawn they must sacrifice in this generation if they don't have a true killer app for it (will we see one this week?).  Or they could just ride it out Maybe I'm wrong, and they don't need to do anything at all. Maybe mainstream consumers are so poorly informed of the shortcomings of the system that pre-orders for the Xbox One are selling like gangbusters, and a vague press release sent to investors next week is all the reassurance they'll need. I'm sure its forthcoming and we'll be quick to jump on sweeping adjectives and tricky numbers when this statement hits, which again, the mainstream will gloss over until they take Timmy's Xbox to the grandma's house in the woods for the weekend.  Microsoft failed to serve up any humble pie during its press conference, perhaps hopeful that Sony would make the same draconian policies and give consumers little option in the way next-gen just is. That didn't happen, and Jack Tretton could have beat them over the head with it today in a far more brutal delivery. I thought he was pretty classy about it, and I'm sure Sony will remain humble this holiday as they prepare for Microsoft's response. I'm sure someone at Microsoft will pound a conference room table tonight and encourage their staff to stay the course...and that will be as popular as the absence of the Windows button in Windows 8. It seems to me that Microsoft is increasingly confident that it can train consumers to adopt products and habits they're not entirely demanding, and that's the sort of hubris that will cost even the most formidable opponent its game. What about you, what might you do if this was your console? Photo Credit: KnowYourMeme
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Consumers bail the impasse
There is little debate over who "won" E3 this year: In our internal poll following the conference most of our readers chose the PlayStation 4 as the superior contender. Sony put on a quite a strong show, came $100 under ...

Xbox One reveal: What are your thoughts?

May 21 // mrandydixon
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Vote in our polls!
All day long we've been bringing you hard-hitting news from Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event. Now that you've seen the new console and some of its games and features, it's time to weigh in with your thoughts on the whole ord...

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Capcom's favorite Street Fighter poll has some surprises


Japanese result oust Ryu from the top spot
Mar 31
// Jonathan Holmes
Capcom held a poll last month asking us who our favorite characters are from the series. Results are in, and boringly enough, Ryu came in 1st, followed by Ken, Akuma, Chun-Li, Cammy, and Sakura on the global results.  Fr...
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Teenage Pokemon t-shirt

Here are the results for the Teenage Pokemon t-shirt poll


And the winner is...
Mar 19
// mrandydixon
Last week, Holmes asked you to vote for your favorite t-shirt design based on his wonderful Teenage Pokemon show. After over a bajillion votes cast, the winner is clear! *drumroll* Bidoofshock Infinite Box Art (39%) Ditto's ...
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Teenage Pokemon

Vote for your Teenage Pokemon T-shirt!


Limited edition shirt determined by your votes
Mar 17
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Voting ends on this soon, so get your votes in! Tell your friends!] Teenage Pokemon is doing OK. The five current episodes are at 1.6+ million combined views, with the most-watched episode Console Wars sitting at 515...
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Dtoid Memberships

Community poll: What membership perks would you support?


Help us look to the future
Mar 09
// mrandydixon
As our esteemed founder has revealed, online advertising as we know it may dry up in the long run, so in the near future we will be accepting reader donations to keep Destructoid, Japanator, Flixist, and Tomopop exactly ...
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Videogames & Violence

Poll: Playing videogames correlates with violent behavior


The debate rages on
Feb 26
// Kyle MacGregor
In the wake of the recent string of violent acts across the United States, many are still looking for someone or something to blame. A majority of Americans (58 percent) believe playing videogames contributes to increased lev...
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PS4 Community Poll

Community poll: What did you think of the PS4 reveal?


The Destructoid community weighs in!
Feb 22
// mrandydixon
[Update: Poll closed! Thanks to everyone who voted!] Now that the dust has settled from the big reveal event and the PlayStation 4 news has slowed to a manageable trot, we thought it might be fun to let you in the Dtoid commu...
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Violent Videogames

Poll: Violent videogames more dangerous than guns


The saga continues
Feb 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Apparently, violent videogames are more dangerous than guns. That's what 67 percent of Republicans think, anyway. Over two thirds of those surveyed in a recent national poll believe plastic discs are a "bigger safety thr...
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Street Fighter poll

Capcom asks for your favorite Street Fighter characters


Other than Sean, of course
Feb 05
// Patrick Hancock
Capcom currently has a poll up asking readers for their top five Street Fighter characters. They say it's to "help with future games, marketing, and licensing opportunities." It seems as if no stone is left unturned, con...

The Dtoid community's most wanted games of 2013

Jan 14 // mrandydixon
Here are your top ten most wanted games, in order of votes received (and with some quotes by Destructoid commenters): BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Release: March 26, 2013 Bioshock Infinite is the missing piece of my soul.-- Occams electric toothbrush Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PlayStation 3, Vita)Release: February 5, 2013 Sly 4 looks unbelievable!-- Joel Holmes Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)Release: TBA 2013 I am a pretty jaded asshole when it comes to videogames these days, and the only series that can still fill me with child-like delight other than child-flavoured Angel Delight is Grand Theft Auto. I don't even give a fuck, that game is going into my body.-- Tarvu The Last of Us (PlayStation 3)Release: May 7, 2013 I love games where you get some choice in how you approach a situation. Either sneak around some bros, or confront them and shoot a dude in the face with a shotgun!-- alexvola Dark Souls II (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Release: TBA 2013 Welp, that was easy.-- knutaf Watch_Dogs (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Release: TBA 2013  One thing is for certain: on the PC, at least, this game is going to do very, very sexy things to your eyeballs!--Scrub Ni no Kuni (PlayStation 3)Release: January 22, 2013   It's a Studio Ghibli movie turned into a cel-shaded Pokemon-ish JRPG!--flintmech  South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Release: March 5, 2013  South Park: The Stick of Truth is the dark horse that Far Cry 3 was for me last year.--MisanthropicFuck Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)Release: February 19, 2013 I'm loving this shit; most exited I have ever been for a Metal Gear game.--El Conrado Pikmin 3 (Wii U)Release: Spring 2013  Been waiting for this game for over 4-5 years!--Joseph S And here are your ten runners-up: Aliens: Colonial MarinesStar Wars 1313The Elder Scrolls OnlineTomb RaiderDead Space 3Total War: Rome IIAnimal Crossing: New LeafThe Last GuardianRayman LegendsFire Emblem: Awakening What an awesome bunch of games! No matter where your preference lies, 2013 seems to have something in store to satisfy. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, and have fun in 2013!
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The results are in!
Last week, we asked you in the Destructoid community to pick your most anticipated games of 2013. After a week of intense vote-counting, we're ready to share the results! The voting was extremely close; so much so that the top three games were separated by only a few votes each. Keep reading to see how it all played out!

What's YOUR most anticipated game of 2013?

Jan 04 // mrandydixon
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Our editors made their picks, now it's your turn to sound off!
[Update: Poll closed! Winner announced tomorrow!] Earlier today, the Destructoid staff made our choices for most wanted games of 2013. Now it's time for you to share YOUR favorites! Hit the jump to cast your votes, and be sure to let us know in the comments what you're looking forward to! And if you want to see a game added to the list, feel free to sound off! Have fun!

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Community Choice

The winner of Destructoid's community choice award 2012


Best of 2012
Dec 14
// mrandydixon
For the past week we've tasked you, the Destructoid community, with choosing your favorite videogame of 2012. After nearly 5,000 votes cast, we're ready to declare the winner! The five games you see in the header were the top...
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2012 Community Choice

Vote and tell us your favorite videogame of 2012


Best of 2012
Dec 12
// mrandydixon
[Update: Voting closed! Winner announced shortly!] It's that time of the year again! From now until next Thursday, we're asking you in the Dtoid community to sound off on your favorite games of 2012! Below is just a sampling ...
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Destructoid's PAX Prime 2012 Community Choice Winner!


Sep 04
// mrandydixon
On Friday we asked you in the community to vote for your favorite games of PAX Prime 2012. After four fun-filled days of ballot-casting and only a few thousand hanging chads, the results are in! And the winner is...
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Vote in Dtoid's PAX Prime 2012 Community Choice Awards!


Aug 31
// mrandydixon
It's that time of the year again! PAX Prime 2012 is now in full swing, which means it's your turn to let your voice be heard and tell us what your favorite game of the show is! All weekend long we'll be bringing you ...
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gamescom: Destructoid Community Choice Award


Aug 19
// Beccy Caine
[Voting will be closing at midnight tonight, so get your vote in if you haven't already!] Meine Damen und Herren, gamescom ist hier. (Or something, my German is a little off these days.) But yes, gamescom is well underway! An...

Destructoid Community Choice Award for E3 2012!

Jun 08 // mrandydixon
[embed]228003:43774[/embed] Don't see a game you think should be in the poll? Leave a comment with your suggestion and we'll add it!
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[Update: The poll closes Sunday at midnight, so vote now if you haven't already!] It's that time of the year again! With the Big Three press conferences all behind us and the hype train now charging down the track at full ste...

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Fans vote Black Ops for best videogame ending of all time


Feb 11
// Tony Ponce
There are quite a few entries in the Guinness World Records that many would consider superfluous, but no matter how ridiculous some of them may be, they always have something in common -- objectivity. Everything can be measur...

Vote now for Dtoid's GotY 2011 Community Choice Award!

Dec 08 // mrandydixon
To vote, simply click on one of the games below! If you don't see your favorite game on the list, fill in the blank at the bottom! [embed]217459:42007[/embed] (Disclaimer: The games listed above were selected based on their high aggregate review scores, and are not necessarily representative of how our editors are voting. Basically, Polldaddy wouldn't let us do a 100% fill-in-the-blank poll, so we had to put something up there. Please don't hesitate to fill in the blank with your own choice!)
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Next week on Destructoid, we'll be looking back at the very best games of 2011. Each day we'll be featuring a different theme, culminating with the reveal of our official Destructoid Game of the Year 2011 award on Monday, Dec...


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