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Friday Night Fights: WWCD

Happy Friday Everyone! I was having a pretty tough time thinking of something to write this week, there's so much going on in gaming right now. E3 is right around the corner, sales are peaking and then slumping, hardware isn'...   more

Friday Night Fights: WWCD photo

Hardline 019: Kinectless Xbox One, GTA V ports, and Nintendo's next hardware

This week on Hardline, I joined my good friends Steven Hansen and Hamza Aziz to talk about Microsoft's recent moves to make the Xbox One more appealing and how, while it's nice that the Kinect will become optional in June, t...   more

Hardline 019: Kinectless Xbox One, GTA V ports, and Nintendo's next hardware photo

Tuesday Newsday: Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One for $399, Pokémon, Snyder's Batman & H.R. Giger

It’s been quite a busy week of news, and here’s Max to shout moistly about it. Gamers who are short a hundred bucks got some great news this morning with the announcement of an Xbox One sans Kinect, for a somewh...   more

Tuesday Newsday: Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One for $399, Pokémon, Snyder's Batman & H.R. Giger photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: The Witcher 3 and warheads candy

This week, I stop mucking around with condiments, pasta, and watercolors and just do a good old-fashioned drawing. The subject? Geralt of Rivia, The White Wolf, star of The Witcher books and games. While drawing, I'm asked stupid questions by Bill Zoeker, who doesn't know anything about Witchers. Also, we eat very sour candies.   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: The Witcher 3 and warheads candy photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/10]

I learned a little about quarks this week. Quarks are small constituents of matter that make up the things that make up atoms and they're acted upon by all four important forces. Did you know there are six types of quarks, kn...   more

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/10] photo

Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game

In the weeks leading up to E3, there have been some truly interesting leaks. Headlining that list is undoubtedly "Project Beast," rumored to be the working title for the next From Software game. The next (Demon's?) Souls. The...   more

Dark Souls II disappointed, but I'm so ready for the next game photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Reading comments from our Call of Duty video

Max and I were having a laugh at all of the stupid garbage comments on our recent breakout Call of Duty video, and thought it would be a good idea to share the laughter with our not stupid garbage viewers (you).   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Reading comments from our Call of Duty video photo

Review: The Elder Scrolls Online

It's been a long month in The Elder Scrolls Online, full of ups and downs. At first, ESO wowed me unlike essentially any other MMO before it. Similar to Lord of the Rings Online but with much more bravado, the openi...   more

Review: The Elder Scrolls Online photo

Friday Night Fights: Starting that E3 hype train

Happy Friday Everyone! Can you believe that we are only a month away from E3? Can you feel the excitement in the air? I know I sure can! While we patiently wait for Sony to announce the time and date for their 2014 E3 press c...   more

Friday Night Fights: Starting that E3 hype train photo

Sony making use of indies to give console gaming its identity back

The bulk of the PS4's system-selling library stems from what was big last generation, from the open world (inFamous: Second Son) to the multiplayer first-person shooter (Killzone Shadow Fall). Those are the exclusives Sony br...   more

Sony making use of indies to give console gaming its identity back photo

Hardline 018: Sunset Overdrive shreds, new old Pokemon, and more Call of Duty

This week on Hardline, there were games worth getting excited about! Like a new Unreal Tournament, Insomniac's return to form with Sunset Overdrive, Amplitude, and those Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remakes, to name a few. Adva...   more

Hardline 018: Sunset Overdrive shreds, new old Pokemon, and more Call of Duty photo

Live Show: Living in the past with Hitman Blood Homie

We're wrapping up our last week here on Dtoid. After tomorrow Phil and I will officially be done at Destructoid. That's bringing up a ton of emotions for us so we're dealing the only way we know how: Binging on games. If you'...   more

Live Show: Living in the past with Hitman Blood Homie photo

Live Show: Celebrating Dtoid.tv's past with Valkyria Chronicles

Sweet mercy, you guys love Valkyria Chronicles. When we first played the game on the channel about a month ago you all ate it up. It's definitely the most popular game we've played in quite a while.  So, we're continuing...   more

Live Show: Celebrating Dtoid.tv's past with Valkyria Chronicles photo

Here's why I think you should get the new slim PS Vita

The revised, slimmer, lighter version of PlayStation Vita hit shelves this week. It's been out in Japan since October of last year, and now we're finally getting ours in a Borderlands 2 hardware bundle (which also includes 8G...   more

Here's why I think you should get the new slim PS Vita  photo

Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday

Lots of things happened in the game-o-sphere this week. Kevin Spacey scored the manliest name for his character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We found out the Halo TV series may be produced in conjunction with Showtime,...   more

Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday  photo

Corgis cosplaying as your favorite videogame heroes

Corgis are one of the cutest animals in the world. Fact. So what's cuter than a corgi? Corgis dressed up in outfits! More specifically, corgis dressed up as your favorite videogame hero. And that's just what we've made happen...   more

Corgis cosplaying as your favorite videogame heroes photo

Live show: Day two of our last week celebration!

Yesterday was the most surreal day of my life. We put our fates into the community's collective hands and you guys caught us. If you didn't see our Patreon, it's going well. Like better than we could have ever imagined. Serio...   more

Live show: Day two of our last week celebration! photo

Team Fortress 2sdays: Change

Happy Tuesday everyone! Change is never easy. Nobody likes it and we all fear it (well, a lot of us do). Sometimes though, change is a necessary evil, something that many people won't realize until well after the change has a...   more

Team Fortress 2sdays: Change photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: Super Mustard-oid

Because you demanded it, dear viewers, this week Max is doing some amazing Samus Aran fan-art using condiments and macaroni. My god this show is idiotic.   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: Super Mustard-oid photo

Live show: Celebrating our last week on Dtoid.tv

Hey all, as you've probably heard this will be the last week of Dtoid.tv as you've known it. We're finishing out the week on the channel so that we can close things out proper. But that doesn't mean it's the end of Phil and m...   more

Live show: Celebrating our last week on Dtoid.tv photo

Hardline 017: Destiny, Mario Kart 8, and a Bunch of Dirty Old Games

This week on Hardline, Hamza gave us the lowdown on Destiny and why, even as a Bungie fan, his excitement for the game has fizzled out. Steven, on the other hand, had nothing but good things to say about Mario Kart 8 after h...   more

Hardline 017: Destiny, Mario Kart 8, and a Bunch of Dirty Old Games  photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shooting a Plastic Owl with a Potato Gun

I messed up real bad this week, so Max swooped in with a quick idea to save the day... and to keep at bay the ever-looming threat of the plastic owl menace.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shooting a Plastic Owl with a Potato Gun photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/3]

I can't remember the last time I've liked a big name Hollywood actor showing up in a game. Sometimes they serve to pointlessly voice an NPC or two. Kevin Spacey's character has a prominent role in the new Call of Duty (screen...   more

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [5/3] photo

Live Show: The Beginning of the End

Well guys we've had a good run, right? We've had so much fun. But it looks like all things come to an end. We're going to be enjoying one of our favorite games ever, Metal Gear Solid 3. Expect us to do it up in only the way that we can. Want to get in on one of Kojima's greatest games? Want to send us off with style? Check out Dtoid.tv at 2PM PDT today.    more

Live Show: The Beginning of the End photo

Friday Night Fights: Spring is in the air

Happy Friday everyone! Well, well, well, would you look at that, it's May already. How in the world, are we already five months into 2014? I'm not gonna lie, I kinda hate that time goes by so fast these days, people always t...   more

Friday Night Fights: Spring is in the air photo

Live Show: Embracing (our inner) children with Child of Light

About three weeks ago I actively didn't care about Child of Light. I wasn't interested in JRPGs and certainly not JRPGs developed by Ubisoft. And then it all changed. JPRGs have a long history of great music. From the ea...   more

Live Show: Embracing (our inner) children with Child of Light photo

Podtoid 286: Dreams of Island Dictatorship

We're back! This week Conrad Zimmerman, Jonathan Holmes, and Caitlin Cooke chat about PAX East, why every videogame is basically Earthbound, and why Firefly is the best thing since sliced bread and nobody else should say anything differently ever. We also learn more about Conrad's regime over his imaginary island! Listen to it via direct download or through iTunes.   more

Podtoid 286: Dreams of Island Dictatorship photo

Live Show: We're probably going to hate Fast and Furious: Showdown

Have you ever heard of Fast and Furious: Showdown? I wouldn't be surprised if you hadn't, because let's be real: this game is goddamn terrible. Now, I'm not talking about something like Beyond: Two Souls which is certain...   more

Live Show: We're probably going to hate Fast and Furious: Showdown photo

Tuesday Newsday: Star Wars, Nintendo at E3, Mad Max & Wolfenmelons

Put on your current events helmets, everyone, because Tuesday Newsday is here. Because it’d just be an Ephant Mon in the room if I didn’t address it, the Star Wars Episode VII cast has been revealed, following t...   more

Tuesday Newsday: Star Wars, Nintendo at E3, Mad Max & Wolfenmelons photo

Live Show: The (Not Amazing) Spider-Man 2 game!

Well, Activision was certainly tight about sending out copies of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. So you know what we're going to do? We're going to play the AMAZING Spider-Man 2. Get it? We're playing the one on the origi...   more

Live Show: The (Not Amazing) Spider-Man 2 game! photo

Team Fortress 2sdays: Sacrifices

Happy Tuesday everyone! Sorry we missed last's week TF2 post, we had some, technical difficulties we needed to work through, the good news though is that we're back, for another exciting week of shooting each other in the fac...   more

Team Fortress 2sdays: Sacrifices photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: a Lil' Gundam

Today for Farts 'N' Crafts, I got a little artsier than usual, and decided to "dabble" in watercolor to draw a fairly hot topic: a certain Japanese robot of the Gundam variety. Probably not my best, but watercolor, mecha, and talking at the same time are kind of tricky.   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: a Lil' Gundam photo

Video: Destiny wasn't everything Hamza was hoping for

If you missed it, Hamza went up to Bungie's offices to play Destiny, and he wrote a bunch of words and stuff about it. I didn't actually feel like reading his articles, so I demanded he describe his time with the game out loud, and I wanted to make him uncomfortable, so I filmed the whole ordeal.   more

Video: Destiny wasn't everything Hamza was hoping for photo

Live Show: Bonus Valkyria Chronicles day

What?! I thought we were done with Valkyria Chronicles. Sure, the game is great and has become a favorite on the channel but we already said that we were done! Consider this one a bonus. It's kind of like that time your dad c...   more

Live Show: Bonus Valkyria Chronicles day photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Elder Scrolls Online Unboxing?

Bill and Max unravel the mysteries of the Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition. What slumbers inside the gilded box could never have been imagined... or wanted.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Elder Scrolls Online Unboxing? photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [4/26]

[We post a lot of articles here at Destructoid. The endless, ouroboros news cycle has us burning the snake at both ends, which will ultimately push big news, thoughtful original pieces, and all sorts of other gr...   more

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The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft

[Back in April of 2007, former Destructoid writer Chad Concelmo started a recurring series called "The Memory Card." The purpose was simple -- to share some of the greatest events in gaming history, and give them the respect ...   more

The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft photo


The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft photo
The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft photo
The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft photo
The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft photo
The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft photo
The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft photo



Live Show: How does Dark Souls II on PC stack up against consoles?

Whenever you bring up the Souls series of games, you have to talk about the absolutely terrible PC port of 2011's Dark Souls. Let's be real, Dark Souls on PC was not developed by someone who cared about the PC market. Three y...   more

Live Show: How does Dark Souls II on PC stack up against consoles? photo

Friday Night Fights: It's Glorious

Happy Friday Everyone! Before we get to the games, I want to give my monthly thanks to everyone who hosts and participates in these community events (Team Fortress 2sdays/Friday Night Fights/Weekend Warriors). It's because of...   more

Friday Night Fights: It's Glorious photo

Hardline 016: Mario Golf, Watch Dogs, and Game Boy's 25th birthday

This week, Hardline went into dangerous territory with a five-person show. It wasn't a disaster, but it sure could've been! (Well, it was, but for different reasons. Kidding. A little.) Hamza Aziz, Steven Hansen, Dale North,...   more

Hardline 016: Mario Golf, Watch Dogs, and Game Boy's 25th birthday photo

Live show: Finishing up Beyond: Two Souls

I have very few qualms with calling Beyond: Two Souls a bad game. From it's incredibly poorly executed QTEs to its incredibly hamfisted writing there is very little in there that I would call decent, and even fewer examples o...   more

Live show: Finishing up Beyond: Two Souls photo

Live Show: Beyond: Two Souls Day 2

Captain's Log: it's day 2 and I'm already starting to see the cracks in my sanity. David Cage's magnum opus is dragging me down. It's called Beyond: Two Souls but I reality it's closer to Beyond: Two oh my god please kil...   more

Live Show: Beyond: Two Souls Day 2 photo

Video: Watch Dogs' Jonathan Morin talks delays, multiplayer, and the franchise's future

After almost two years of wringing my sweaty little hands and looking at screenshots like a schlub, I finally got to take Watch Dogs for a spin last week. After hacking into steam pipes and blowing up cars for two hours, I took a moment to chat with the game's creative director Jonathan Morin.    more

Video: Watch Dogs' Jonathan Morin talks delays, multiplayer, and the franchise's future photo

Were you player one or player two?

I'll fully admit that when I was younger, I had disdain for Luigi. Hey! I grew out of it eventually. But for whatever reason, I associated Luigi with the second controller slot, also known as the dreaded "player two." Since p...   more

Were you player one or player two? photo

Tuesday Newsday: Dragon Age III, Star Citizen, Fatal Frame & Nuka Cola

Here's your Tuesday Newsday for the last week or so! Today, we got a sexy new Dragon Age III: Inquisition trailer, some HD footage of Star Citizen out of PAX East, announcements of a new Fatal Frame on Wii-U as well as a bun...   more

Tuesday Newsday: Dragon Age III, Star Citizen, Fatal Frame & Nuka Cola photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: Max Loves Boba Fett!

Sorry for the delay! Here's this week's episode of Farts 'N' Crafts, in which I draw something I've drawn rather compulsively since I was ten years old -- Boba Fett. Also, I show off some of the pictures you guys drew of Pokémon and Call of Duty!    more

Farts 'N' Crafts: Max Loves Boba Fett! photo

Live Show: Let's play Beyond: Two Souls

Hey guys! I'm pretty sure that's how you're supposed to start a let's play. Yeah, I don't get it either so I'll refrain from making any more of those jokes.  If you saw Phil and my previous show, The Gentlemen's Club&nbs...   more

Live Show: Let's play Beyond: Two Souls photo

More games need a Photo Mode like inFamous: Second Son

inFamous: Second Son saw an almost benign update with Photo Mode last week (hashtag many filters). With it, you're photografree to turn off the HUD, adjust depth of field, change time of day, and, well, take pictures. Picture...   more

More games need a Photo Mode like inFamous: Second Son photo

Live Show: Saving Gallia one more time in Valkyria Chronicles

Seriously, will we ever shut up about Valkyria Chronicles? Short answer: No. Long answer: "Oh my god why didn't anyone play this game. It's seriously brilliant and it deserves even more praise than it gets." But that's not th...   more

Live Show: Saving Gallia one more time in Valkyria Chronicles photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Voice pack mistakes

Max had his dumbest idea yet; handing the show over to me. What if more games had downloadable content voice packs the way they put Snoop Dogg into Call of Duty: Ghosts? What kind of celebrities would work for that kind of thing? The answers may surprise you.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Voice pack mistakes photo