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Capy Games' Nathan Vella talks Super Time Force, Below, and the IGF Awards

Literally the first thing I did at GDC this year was sit down with Capy Games president Nathan Vella and talk about their upcoming games Super Time Force and Below, as well as his hosting duties at this year's IGF awards. Also, a woman in the background knocked over a lamp and broke it, which I thought was pretty funny.   more

Capy Games' Nathan Vella talks Super Time Force, Below, and the IGF Awards photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: Sonic hates his new design so much he's barfing

Hey gang! Here's a hot and messy GDC edition of Farts 'N' Crafts, brought to you by liquor and cocktail napkins, and also cocktails, made with liquor. Sonic The Hedgehog is covered in bandages and scarves in Sonic Boom, so I drew him barfing up SpaghettiOs. Because cocktails.   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: Sonic hates his new design so much he's barfing photo

So how do the two platform-exclusive Ground Zeroes missions compare?

As you may have heard, both Sony (PS3, PS4) and Microsoft (Xbox 360, Xbox One) have their own piece of exclusive content for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. This isn't a pre-order bonus mind you -- it's built into every copy of the game. Naturally this can lead to a choice between the two, so let's take a look at what you're getting.   more

So how do the two platform-exclusive Ground Zeroes missions compare? photo

Team Fortress 2sdays: The Reboot!

Welcome to another exciting edition of Team Fortress 2sdays! Back in the day, we used to do these every week. That lapsed for a while, but we're back on our game and ready to rock! Before we get too far into this post, I want...   more

Team Fortress 2sdays: The Reboot! photo

Here's everything you can do in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

As you may have gleaned from my review, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is not for everyone. It only features one area, very little story, and it's only a glimpse of what's to come in Phantom Pain. But that doesn't mean it isn't a ton of fun to play, and there's plenty to do outside of the relatively short story mission.   more

Here's everything you can do in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes photo

Dtoid turns 8!

It's been eight long, hard years to the day since our beloved robot overlord Niero first pressed the big red button and launched Destructoid into orbit. And what a crazy f*cking ride it has been so far! Mr Destructoid has com...   more

Dtoid turns 8! photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Max & Ben's virtual Oculus Rift game jam!

The future is here, right now! At least, it will be, once we get the Oculus Rift for realsies, but what kind of games do we want? Ben and I make use of our old virtual reality devices: our imaginations! Also, electrical tape.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Max & Ben's virtual Oculus Rift game jam! photo

Are you going to PAX East this year? Let us know!

PAX East 2014 will be here before we know it! Every year, Dtoiders from across the globe make the trek to Boston for this annual gathering of the gaming community, and every year we have an absolute blast! This time around wi...   more

Are you going to PAX East this year? Let us know! photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [3/15]

[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 great c...   more

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Hardline 012: Sony's virtual reality and big game delays

On this episode of Hardline, I was reunited with my good friends Steven Hansen and Hamza Aziz for a lengthy chat about Sony entering the virtual-reality headset market ahead of rumors that an announcement will happen next we...   more

Hardline 012: Sony's virtual reality and big game delays photo

Live Show: Win some Titanfall goodies!

If you're anything like Phil or I you haven't put down Titanfall since it came out on Tuesday. It's really refreshing to jump back into a competitive multiplayer game. Now that I'm thinking about it, the last time I got into ...   more

Live Show: Win some Titanfall goodies! photo

Friday Night Fights: Let's NARP it up

Happy Friday everyone! I want to take a few minutes today to highlight an awesome community event happening this weekend. Since Friday Night Fights is all about getting together with your fellow D'toider, I figured this would...   more

Friday Night Fights: Let's NARP it up photo

Impressions: League of Legends: Vel’Koz

Riot keeps introducing new League of Legends champions, and we keep trying them out. The newest addition to the Summoner's Rift is Vel'Koz -- The Eye of the Void. He's a bit out of place in many ways, with an aesthetic design that isn't normally utilized in in the game, and likewise, he's a bit unconventional in terms of gameplay.   more

Impressions: League of Legends: Vel’Koz photo

Witcher 3 delayed, Angry Birds gets Epic, and an Ouya game about Slavery

Everyone’s off playing Titan Souls or Darkfall or whathaveyou, so news this week is a lot of non-news. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt has been delayed, which sucks, but apparently won’t derail Cyberpunk 2077. Sony ...   more

Witcher 3 delayed, Angry Birds gets Epic, and an Ouya game about Slavery photo

Live Show: Sony's here with Hohokum and Helldivers

Have you guys seen Hohokum? Of course you have, it's the charming and beautiful game about everything and nothing. I realize that's not a very apt description, but there isn't really a better way to describe it. All we know i...   more

Live Show: Sony's here with Hohokum and Helldivers photo

Opinion: Titanfall's campaign failed to draw me into its universe

I've been playing Titanfall quite a bit in the past week or so, to the point where I'm about ready to Prestige soon. It's an enjoyable multiplayer game with some flaws for sure, and as a general rule FPS fans will have f...   more

Opinion: Titanfall's campaign failed to draw me into its universe photo

Live Show: We're playing Dark Souls II

I don't often recommend that you take Phil and my crazy antics and base drinking games off of them, but if you have to do it sometime: today is the day. Now, we aren't exactly bad at games -- between the two of us we can mudd...   more

Live Show: We're playing Dark Souls II photo

Podtoid 283: Maxine Legroom & 'A.F.' Massages

After a longer-than-normal hiatus, the gang is back together this week to discuss Max's trip to Japan, Jonathan's old dirty magazines, Caitlin's casting choices for The Last of Us movie, and Conrad's beard compatibility. Get your direct download here, and as always, you can find us on iTunes.   more

Podtoid 283: Maxine Legroom & 'A.F.' Massages photo

Live Show: Win an Xbox One bundle, games, and more on our Titanfall stream!

Here at Destructoid we're either super excited for Titanfall or we're skipping it entirely. Naturally, I'm one of the people ready to sacrifice their firstborn to get their hands on the game. So, when Twitch came to us about ...   more

Live Show: Win an Xbox One bundle, games, and more on our Titanfall stream! photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: Big Boss Vs. Godzilla

Today on Fart's 'N' Crafts, I'm drawing Godzilla and Big Boss fighting! Or hanging out. Or something. This suggestion comes by way of Nicholas Layne on YouTube, thanks Nick!  If you'd like to buy a print of this drawing, you can pick one up right here!   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: Big Boss Vs. Godzilla photo

Sup Holmes points and clicks with Jane Jensen

Today on Sup Holmes we welcome Jane Jensen to the program. Jane has been working on games that put story and characterization at the forefront since the 1980's, working on established series like Police Quest and King's Quest...   more

Sup Holmes points and clicks with Jane Jensen photo

Mods, hate, and community with Chucklefish's Molly Carrol

Two week's ago on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes), we welcomed Molly Carroll to the program. Molly used to be a big part of the Dtoid Forums community before moving on to become community manager at Chucklefish (Starbound). We ta...   more

Mods, hate, and community with Chucklefish's Molly Carrol photo

Impressions: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox 360)

It's as if we slipped into some alternate dimension. The long-awaited Plants vs. Zombies 2 went straight to mobile, passing over PC fans, and while it wasn't bad -- not at all -- I sure lost interest. Instead, it's PopCap's t...   more

Impressions: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox 360) photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shaq Fu? How about a Love Actually fighting game

Man, you guys hear about Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn? That's a pretty great idea, but here are some even better ones, like a game where James Van Der Beek's head is a Hydro Thunder boat, or where the cast of Love Actually beats each other to death.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shaq Fu? How about a Love Actually fighting game photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [3/8]

[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 ot...   more

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Hardline 011: The crying symbol of Europe

What a news week! On this episode of Hardline, Hamza Aziz and Steven Hansen joined me in getting all excited for Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight, wondering what caused Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig to ...   more

Hardline 011: The crying symbol of Europe photo

Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio

While in Japan to preview Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, I was taken on a tour of the Kojima Productions offices. In theory, there's a certain magic to getting to go behind the scenes of where videogames get made. In...   more

Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio photo


Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio photo
Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio photo
Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio photo
Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio photo
Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio photo
Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio photo



Live Show: Did Matt and Trey sell out to Ubisoft?

I've never been a huge fan of South Park. I mean, I appreciate its biting satire but there's just something about the show that convinced every suburban teenager to try a Cartman impression that just doesn't sit right with me...   more

Live Show: Did Matt and Trey sell out to Ubisoft? photo

Friday Night Fights: Just like old times

What a week. Seriously. You ever have one of those weeks where each passing day has you saying "It can't possibly get any worse than this"? I've had one of those weeks, and I'm glad that it's almost over. Just when I thought ...   more

Friday Night Fights: Just like old times photo

Video impressions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

I'm sure by now you fine folks have seen the stuff I posted about Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but I'm not done quite yet. Here's a quick rundown of what I thought about the game, as well as some responses to concerns you guys had.   more

Video impressions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes photo

Arkham Knight, Goat Simulator, Shaq-Fu 2 & The Last of Us: The Movie

Sweet Christmas do we have some great news about video games today! Let’s see… My previews for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes went up, a new Batman game was announced by Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Knight...   more

Arkham Knight, Goat Simulator, Shaq-Fu 2 & The Last of Us: The Movie photo

Hey! You can buy a Mr Destructoid helmet for your Xbox Avatar

You may recall about a year-and-a-half ago, when we unveiled the Destructoid line of merchandise for your Xbox Live Avatars. At the time, the biggest request was that we get a Mr Destructoid helmet to join the cool shirts and...   more

Hey! You can buy a Mr Destructoid helmet for your Xbox Avatar photo

Live Show: Is Lego Movie one of the few good licensed games?

Hey all, consider this a PSA: Lego Movie is good- like really really good. So, when a lovely fan gifted Phil a copy of the game on Steam (Thanks Shadowclone1000!) we were cautiously optimistic. Sure Lego games are typically c...   more

Live Show: Is Lego Movie one of the few good licensed games? photo

Fear, Disney, positivity, Zynga and more with Erin Reynolds

Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we welcomed Erin Reynolds of Flying Mollusk to the program. We talked about so many things, like the influence Ecco the Dolphin and Gremlins had on her formative years, why she got i...   more

Fear, Disney, positivity, Zynga and more with Erin Reynolds photo

Live Show: Breaking into Earth Defense Force 2025's co-op mode

It's the end of one era and the beginning of another. This week is the first in which Phil and I have taken over Dtoid.tv as full-time heads of the channel. Naturally, we're sad to see King Foom go but we're both ready to tak...   more

Live Show: Breaking into Earth Defense Force 2025's co-op mode photo

Farts 'N' Crafts: Batman's Giant Robot

Hey everybody! Here's the second episode of Farts 'N' Crafts, the show where I draw pictures of stuff related to what's going on in gaming. Today, there's a lot of buzz about a new Batman game from Rocksteady, and Titanfall ...   more

Farts 'N' Crafts: Batman's Giant Robot photo

Get a Destructoid shirt for $17.95!

All t-shirts on the Destructoid store have been dropped down to $17.95! We've lowered the price down, saving you a couple of bucks. Sure, $2 isn't much, but those $2 can now be spent on a whole bunch of other things. Like che...   more

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Sup Holmes gets post traumatic with Erin Reynolds

Today on Sup Holmes we welcome Erin Reynolds of Flying Mollusk to the program. Erin's been in the game industry for over ten years, having worked on a variety of games for big publishers, including working as senior game desi...   more

Sup Holmes gets post traumatic with Erin Reynolds photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties

Hey, did you see those Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes track jackets and sneakers that Puma's making? They're pretty cool, but a franchise with such awesome character and mechanical designs really deserves more creative merchandising. Here are a few ideas.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [3/1]

[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...   more

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Hardline 010: Haters gonna hate

On this week's Hardline, I strapped in with Hamza Aziz and Steven "Hatesen" Hansen for a candid discussion about the challenges of writing effective game previews and why these articles aren't always as in-depth as everyone ...   more

Hardline 010: Haters gonna hate photo

Tony Hawk, Pokémon, Razor Scooter & Rise of Mana

Good evening, teens! Here’s today’s DTOID News update, which I’m turning into a weekly show so we can make more interesting things happen. Do you have Playstation Plus? Because depending on where you live, y...   more

Tony Hawk, Pokémon, Razor Scooter & Rise of Mana photo

What was 3D Realms thinking with the Duke Nukem fiasco?

With this week’s news that Gearbox Software has filed a lawsuit against 3D Realms and Interceptor for unauthorized use of the Duke Nukem property, it raises the question – exactly what the hell are 3D Realms and I...   more

What was 3D Realms thinking with the Duke Nukem fiasco? photo

Videogames Clubhouse: Garden Warfare puns!

When Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare was first announced I was seemingly the only person on the planet not won over by it's charms. Something about EA making a third person shooter out of an already delightful IP didn't si...   more

Videogames Clubhouse: Garden Warfare puns! photo

Farts N Crafts: Duke Nukem's Turdy Dogfight

Following up Friday's debut of "Dumb Idiot Ideas," here's the first episode of another weekly series: "Farts 'N' Crafts." On this show, I draw horrible pictures of things vaguely related to what's going on in the world of vid...   more

Farts N Crafts: Duke Nukem's Turdy Dogfight photo

Austin Wintory: Everyone has the potential to make music

We managed to catch up to composer Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga, Monaco) following his D.I.C.E. Summit talk on how technology has changed music making, and how this impacts videogame scores. As a fellow musician a...   more

Austin Wintory: Everyone has the potential to make music photo

Journey was composed on a $50 crappy Casio keyboard

We recently had a chance to chat with Journey and The Banner Saga composer Austin Wintory, and as a fellow musician I took the opportunity to talk shop. Curious about which tools he uses to create music with, I asked abo...   more

Journey was composed on a $50 crappy Casio keyboard photo

What if Nintendo put some games on Steam?

When Nintendo first got into game development, the game industry was something like the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section of a book store. Some series were "less nerdy than others," and there was some class labeling inherent in the riva...   more

What if Nintendo put some games on Steam? photo

The best stuff on Destructoid this week [2/22]

[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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Dumb Idiot Ideas: I want Hackers DLC for Watchdogs

About this time last year, Watchdogs was looking like a major contender for my 2013 GOTY. However, here we are almost a quarter of the way through 2014, and I still haven't gotten my hands on the game, so I've been forced to...   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: I want Hackers DLC for Watchdogs photo