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This real-time destruction tech demo is mesmerizing

It's not every day I see a tech demonstration and have the immediate reaction of "I want to play this!" but that's the power of destruction. Specifically, mouse clicking-induced destruction. Take a look at this NVIDIA GDC 20...   more

This real-time destruction tech demo is mesmerizing photo

17 minutes of the new Battlefield 4 will blow you away

Tonight, Electronic Arts and developer DICE revealed Battlefield 4. The next entry to the powerful series is running on the new Frostbite 3 engine, featuring state of the art tech, and is more powerful than anything tha...   more

17 minutes of the new Battlefield 4 will blow you away photo

First look at minimalistic puzzle-action game Metrico

Among last night's list of upcoming PlayStation Network games was a brand new property that we now know is a puzzle-action game called Metrico. It's being developed for PlayStation Vita by Digital Dreams, a small studio base...   more

First look at minimalistic puzzle-action game Metrico photo

Spelunky on Vita, XCOM on iOS, Borderlands 2 has more DLC

Hey gang! Enjoy this little pile of game-related news in a convenient video format with today's Destructoid Show! Some cool news came out for PS Vita owners, specifically that the handheld (and PS3, too) is getting a pile of...   more

Spelunky on Vita, XCOM on iOS, Borderlands 2 has more DLC photo

Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC

Halfbrick had us flinging fish with their newest title, debuted here at GDC. Fish Out of Water has you pulling up fish straight out of the ocean with your fingertip, flinging them, and watching them go the distance as they s...   more

Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo


Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo
Halfbrick reels in new game Fish Out of Water for GDC photo



Primal Carnage: Genesis announced for PlayStation 4

Joining the Blacklight: Retribution PlayStation 4 announcement this evening, Primal Carnage: Genesis has also been announced for the new console during a Sony Game Developers Conference event. You might remember Primal Carna...   more

Primal Carnage: Genesis announced for PlayStation 4 photo

So ... The Phantom Pain is running on the FOX Engine

In an uncanny interview with GameTrailers TV's Geoff Keighley, a bandage-covered Joakim Mogren (the CEO of Moby Dick Studio, supposedly) dodged questions about The Phantom Pain but did go on record to say that he'll have a n...   more

So ... The Phantom Pain is running on the FOX Engine photo

Mega64 and Cliffy B 'honor' Warren Spector

During GDC, developer Warren Spector was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award. To pay tribute to a man who has brought so much love and joy in the world, Mega64 teamed up with Cliff Bleszinski for a short video retros...   more

Mega64 and Cliffy B 'honor' Warren Spector photo

MechWarrior Online: Mech on Mech on Mech action

It's the simple pleasures in life that I enjoy the most. Getting a free meal, breaking wind without anyone noticing and watching giant Mechs tearing each other to metal shreds. In this explosive MechWarrior Online trailer an...   more

MechWarrior Online: Mech on Mech on Mech action photo

Hands-on with the new Spec-Ops levels in Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty Elite Premium Members on the Xbox 360 side will be getting a brand new multiplayer/survival map plus two new Spec-Ops missions tomorrow. This content, along with the three previously released maps, will all be a...   more

Hands-on with the new Spec-Ops levels in Modern Warfare 3 photo

Preview: Skyfall is big fantasy in a handheld package

Role-playing games have had a long and prosperous history in video and tabletop gaming, but haven't quite repeated this success on mobile and tablet devices. From the minds at Ngmoco comes Skyfall, a free-to-play social RPG ...   more

Preview: Skyfall is big fantasy in a handheld package photo

The DTOID Show: GDC 2012 Wrap-up!

Did you catch today's live Destructoid Show? We're all thoroughly exhausted from GDC, but Hamza Aziz, Jordan Devore, and Conrad Zimmerman were good sports and stopped by the studio for some good old-fashioned video game disc...   more

The DTOID Show: GDC 2012 Wrap-up! photo

GDC: Interview with the indie team behind Nous

Awesome Shark Volcano, the team behind the IGF nominated Nous, was able to take some time with me after the Game Developers Conference was over to talk a bit about their game, Nous. We covered everything from the histor...   more

GDC: Interview with the indie team behind Nous photo

GDC: We pitched Devolver Digital some stupid game ideas

Devolver Digital came to the Game Developers Conference this week with an open call to all game designers to pitch them with game ideas. Our own Max Scoville caught wind of this, tracked down their bus, and forced the De...   more

GDC: We pitched Devolver Digital some stupid game ideas photo

GDC: Tony Hawk talks Tony Hawk HD

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk was hanging out in San Francisco this week for the Game Developers Conference showing off Tony Hawk HD. Our tall freak of nature Max Scoville got a chance to talk with the man hims...   more

GDC: Tony Hawk talks Tony Hawk HD  photo

GDC: Tribes: Ascend to release in April

With the open beta for Tribes: Ascend going strong, Hi-Rez Studios announced today that the free-to-play first-person shooter has secured an April 12 release date. To go alongside this news, the team put together a parody tr...   more

GDC: Tribes: Ascend to release in April photo

GDC: War of the Roses trailer shows first gameplay

Conceptually, Fat Shark's War of the Roses sounds promising. Team-based skirmishes using bows and swords, tiered skill trees, and player leveling -- yup, this has the potential to turn out quite well. This week at GDC, Parad...   more

GDC: War of the Roses trailer shows first gameplay photo

Experts Debate: Max and Tara talk with videogame analysts

GDC is in town and that means all the industry's leading experts are in San Francisco to talk videogames. Two of whom are Kevin Dent (who works with developers to fund their games), and Jesse Divnich of EEDAR. They talk abou...   more

Experts Debate: Max and Tara talk with videogame analysts photo

GDC: Maxis announces SimCity for PC in 2013

During the EA Game Changers event at the 2012 Game Developers Conference, Maxis announced SimCity. It'll be coming to PC in 2013, which clearly isn't soon enough. Curvy roads were announced first, much to the applause of the...   more

GDC: Maxis announces SimCity for PC in 2013 photo

GDC: Star Wars Xbox 360 system makes R2-D2 sounds

The limited edition Star Wars Xbox 360 Kinect bundle system looks like R2-D2, and when you poke him in the eye (the power button) he makes a noise, as shown in the above video. He sounds...upset?  Also: the included C-3...   more

GDC: Star Wars Xbox 360 system makes R2-D2 sounds photo

What does Deadly Premonition mean to you?

While I was unable to attend GDC 2011 and meet the wonderful Swery 65, I was able to help him introduce his panel discussion, Game Design in the Coffee. A considerable honor of the highest degree, I think you'll find.  ...   more

What does Deadly Premonition mean to you? photo

New Destructoid Show: We Dare to be Totally Rad at GDC

Ladies and gentlemen... GDC is coming to an end. I'm exhausted, braindead, and still making Charlie Sheen jokes in spite of the fact that I'm completely sick of them. That being said, today's stories are as follows: Ubisoft ...   more

New Destructoid Show: We Dare to be Totally Rad at GDC photo

GDC 11: Tara Long vs. The Giant Robots of Gatling Gears

If you're a fan of giant robots or simply destroying them with massive weaponry, put Vanguard Studio's upcoming twin-stick shooter Gatling Gears on your radar. Tara Long spoke with senior game designer Sander van der Vegte to get the scoop on the game, scheduled for a PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade release later this year.     more

GDC 11: Tara Long vs. The Giant Robots of Gatling Gears photo

GDC 11: Tara Long harasses Fancy Pants Adventures creator

Popular Flash game Fancy Pants Adventure is gettings its third installment later this year, this time as an Electronic Arts-published downloadable title for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. At EA's showcase event at GDC earlier this week, Tara Long caught up with the game's creator Brad Borne to find out what's so fancy about this adventure's fancy downloadable pants.   more

GDC 11: Tara Long harasses Fancy Pants Adventures creator photo

GDC 11: Digital Extremes talks The Darkness 2 (video)

Later this year, Dark Sector developer Digital Extremes will release its take on Top Cow's The Darkness. We got our first look at The Darkness 2, the follow up to 2007's Starbreeze Studios-developed title, at GDC this week. ...   more

GDC 11: Digital Extremes talks The Darkness 2 (video) photo

GDC 11: Forget Shark Week, Depth is where it's at

Treasure-looting divers versus a shiver of sharks, wrapped up in an Unreal Engine-powered bundle. Yes, Depth looks increasingly like the multiplayer PC game we never knew we so desperately wanted. The team has sent out a new...   more

GDC 11: Forget Shark Week, Depth is where it's at photo

Day three of IGDaily's GDC coverage, now with Tara Long

Two days ago, Hamza appeared on Machinima's Inside Gaming to help with the show's GDC coverage. It was great. Yesterday, Max and Nick appeared on the show as well. It was also great. Today, Tara Long co-hosts the show, and i...   more

Day three of IGDaily's GDC coverage, now with Tara Long photo

GDC 11: Physics-based racing on the Wii with MotoHeroz

The makers of Trials HD are bringing their brand of physics-based racing over to WiiWare later this year with MotoHeroz. While you are racing around in different cars through the 75-plus levels, MotoHeroz feels more like a p...   more

GDC 11: Physics-based racing on the Wii with MotoHeroz photo


GDC 11: Physics-based racing on the Wii with MotoHeroz photo
GDC 11: Physics-based racing on the Wii with MotoHeroz photo
GDC 11: Physics-based racing on the Wii with MotoHeroz photo
GDC 11: Physics-based racing on the Wii with MotoHeroz photo
GDC 11: Physics-based racing on the Wii with MotoHeroz photo
GDC 11: Physics-based racing on the Wii with MotoHeroz photo



GDC 11: You need to pay attention to Skullgirls

Lead Designer Mike Zaimont is the man behind Skullgirls. He's also a pro fighter who's competed in EVO tournaments, so he knows a thing or two about making a good fighting game. I got some really good hands-on time with this...   more

GDC 11: You need to pay attention to Skullgirls photo


GDC 11: You need to pay attention to Skullgirls photo
GDC 11: You need to pay attention to Skullgirls photo
GDC 11: You need to pay attention to Skullgirls photo
GDC 11: You need to pay attention to Skullgirls photo
GDC 11: You need to pay attention to Skullgirls photo
GDC 11: You need to pay attention to Skullgirls photo



GDC 11: Hands-on with Jimmie Johnson's AWAE

So Jimmie Johnson's Anything With an Engine is fun. I know, I was surprised too. It's basically the Mario Kart formula mixed in with the charming style and appeal of the Wacky Racers cartoon series.  You'll be using var...   more

GDC 11: Hands-on with Jimmie Johnson's AWAE photo


GDC 11: Hands-on with Jimmie Johnson's AWAE photo
GDC 11: Hands-on with Jimmie Johnson's AWAE photo
GDC 11: Hands-on with Jimmie Johnson's AWAE photo
GDC 11: Hands-on with Jimmie Johnson's AWAE photo
GDC 11: Hands-on with Jimmie Johnson's AWAE photo
GDC 11: Hands-on with Jimmie Johnson's AWAE photo



Day two of Dtoid and Inside Gaming's GDC coverage

Following Hamza's appearance on Inside Gaming yesterday, in which our good friend got his drink on, the Voltron-esque collaboration between Machinima and Destructoid continues with another recap of the 2011 Game Developers C...   more

Day two of Dtoid and Inside Gaming's GDC coverage photo

GDC 11: Staring is okay: Battlefield 3 footage

DICE is showing off Battlefield 3 at GDC, and I hear it's gearing up to be pretty [embargoed]. They're sharing the love for us non-attendees too, thankfully -- take a look at this first "Fault Line" video installment. Seem s...   more

GDC 11: Staring is okay: Battlefield 3 footage photo

Magicka DLC says 'Good Morning, Vietnam'

When Arrowhead studios said their plans for future Magicka DLC were really "out there", they weren't kidding. They've just announced a new pack for the game dated this spring, called "Magicka: Vietnam." Yeah, that's right. M...   more

Magicka DLC says 'Good Morning, Vietnam' photo

GDC 11: Ninja Gaiden 3 'Unmask' teaser trailer!

Tecmo Koei has decided to pull the trigger early on its GDC offerings by releasing a hot new teaser trailer for Ninja Gaiden 3. Very little has been said about the game since its Tokyo Game Show announcement, but the public ...   more

GDC 11: Ninja Gaiden 3 'Unmask' teaser trailer! photo

GDCE 10: Chahi and Bel talk about Project DUST

At GDC Europe today, Eric Chahi (Another World, Flashback) and Ronan Bel (Ubisoft lead programmer genius) talked about the upcoming (and promising) Project DUST. Chahi showed a lot of video material of their engine, and how ...   more

GDCE 10: Chahi and Bel talk about Project DUST photo

Vtoid: Carnage crashes the Game Developer's Conference

After cashing in all these used bottles I found, by some miracle I finally had enough money to get over to The GDC and explorer all of its employment opportunities! I, myself, and I have always wanted to know what really g...   more

Vtoid: Carnage crashes the Game Developer's Conference photo

War for Cybertron Interview: Screw you Michael Bay

Instead of spending hours trying to figure out exactly how to turn my little Optimus Prime toy back into a truck, I'd much rather just push a button to make it happen, which is why I'm excited whenever a developer decides to...   more

War for Cybertron Interview: Screw you Michael Bay photo

Preview: Easy Piano kicked my ass

First off, know that I'm a seasoned piano player. I've been playing for over 25 years now, and I still play almost daily. I play part-time in a band or two, record often, and have even taught a few people to play piano. But ...   more

Preview: Easy Piano kicked my ass photo

Brink gets a f*cking gorgeous new trailer

Bethesda has released a new trailer for its highly promising shooter Brink, and it looks more beautiful than David Bowie's golden scrotum. None of it's gameplay, of course, but it still manages to hype and excite like all go...   more

Brink gets a f*cking gorgeous new trailer photo

GDC10: Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution!

What other headline could we use? It is what it is. Developer Eidos Montreal has officially unveiled the latest in the Deus Ex series with a new trailer for what has become Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution. You can see it in all ...   more

GDC10: Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution! photo

GDC 10: Move: The Shoot has me spinning

On-rails light gun action is what you're getting with this PlayStation Move game called The Shoot. It's called The Shoot because you'll find yourself traveling through mock movie sets. Think of an updated Virtua Cop that tak...   more

GDC 10: Move: The Shoot has me spinning photo

GDC 10: The best (and sexiest) Move game ever: Slider

I've played a few Move games, but the one I just played (above) is the best so far. It's called Slider, and it is the only Move game so far from SCEJ. Slider is set in Hong Kong. A poor office boss and his lovely secretary a...   more

GDC 10: The best (and sexiest) Move game ever: Slider photo

GDC 10: Sony's Move trailer: Wireframed imagination

We've seen enough living room family gaming promotional videos to last us a lifetime. Nintendo started it with the Wii a few years back, but here recently both Sony and Microsoft have been putting their own versions out with...   more

GDC 10: Sony's Move trailer: Wireframed imagination photo

GDC 10: Sony Move Party girl looks like Amber Lamps

When I was watching Sony's presentation for their motion sense enabled Move Party game this afternoon, I was kind of hung up on the person playing the game. She reminded me of someone, but I couldn't put my finger on who it ...   more

GDC 10: Sony Move Party girl looks like Amber Lamps photo

Mega64: Bring guns to GDC 2010!

Mega64's first GDC 2010 commercial didn't make the cut so they've made another commercial and this one definitely appeals to the nerdier side of gaming. Unfortunetly for Mega64, the second ad is just as bad as the first one....   more

Mega64: Bring guns to GDC 2010! photo

Mega64: GDC is the hottest party in gaming

This is all true. All of it. Seriously.   more

Mega64: GDC is the hottest party in gaming photo

GDC 09: The Conduit, the Wii FPS you need to see

Even though GDC 2009 is done and gone, we couldn't let The Conduit slip by. This first-person shooter is going to surprise a lot of people when it finally drops. We were able to talk with the guys at High Voltage about this W...   more

GDC 09: The Conduit, the Wii FPS you need to see photo

Talking Red Faction and blowing s**t up with Volition

I can't be the only one who, as a kid, liked to build things just to knock them down. Sure, the school therapist may have thought I had issues, but come on... knocking things down just feels good. That seems to be part of wha...   more

Talking Red Faction and blowing s**t up with Volition photo

GDC 09: Battlefield Bad Company 2 revealed

Last week at GDC, DICE threw a party to give us the first look at Battlefield Bad Company 2. DICE went all out with old school style post cards, little toy tanks and even an ice sculpture tank that shot out alcohol! As for t...   more

GDC 09: Battlefield Bad Company 2 revealed photo

Now this is the greatest Mega64 skit ever

Two years ago, I said that this was the greatest Mega64 skit ever. That video has now been topped by their Metal Gear Solid 4 skit that was filmed last week during the Game Developers Conference.  Unlike some other Web sites, I'm not going to spoil the surprises. Just hit the jump to see the video and prepare to be blown away.    more

Now this is the greatest Mega64 skit ever photo