I'm slowly recovering from a wild and crazy PAX weekend. I've been to PAX East twice in the past, but this was my first time attending Prime. It was beyond a doubt the most emotionally polarizing con I have ever attended, fil... more
I've heard a fair bit about Max: The Curse of Brotherhood this year. This spiritual successor to Max and the Magic Marker sounded great, but it somehow was just off my radar, lost in the shuffle among the new games and consol... more
While it wasn't necessarily available for public play, Nintendo did bring a couple of their newly announced 2DS game systems to PAX Prime this week to show off to media.
I was totally surprised at just how small and lig... more
After the success of last year's Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode party, they're returning with the bigger and better version, set for this weekend during PAX in Seattle. Fangamer X Attract Mode will feature hot new games from 17... more
There's nothing I like more than to curl up into a little ball and weep like a wee lassie, and Outlast looks like it's going to give me plenty of opportunities to do so. The pants-wetting survival horror title is due out on S... more
The next game from the makers of Monday Night Combat and the upcoming Planetary Annihilation is going in an altogether different direction. Toy Rush is a card-centric tower defense title built for mobile devices. If, like me... more
Now that PAX East 2013 is well behind you and you've all finally sobered up, I thought it would be about time to share this year's group shot!
Rumor has it that it was so cold during this year's photo shoot that Hamza literal... more
PAX East had a ton of indie games on display this year, and while many of them looked great, only a handful stopped me dead in my tracks as I became mesmerized by what was happening on-screen.
The Swapper was one such game, ... more
What was once a thriving area of small and unique downloadables titles has slowly become a void. It just seems Microsoft doesn't care to support what made Xbox Live Arcade so special in the first place. Max: The Curse of Br... more
Hyrule Historia is pretty awesome. The History of Sonic The Hedgehog is not bad either. But for me, the best game series bible is Mega Man Official Complete Works. Released to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary, it co... more
[Update: Check out our Interview with WayForward]
In today's "unexpected, f*cking awesome" news, Capcom has announced DuckTales Remastered for PlayStation Network, Wii U eShop, and Xbox Live Arcade. WayForward is handling de... more
Once upon a time, there was a PAX Prime Konami gaming suite, and Holly Green was invited. I stopped by during the event's festivities to get my hands on their upcoming offerings, getting some time with upcoming digital Vita t... more
This past June at E3, I was privy to the wonderful treat that is Perfect World's upcoming Neverwinter MMO, a vast free-to-play title with exquisite artwork and adrenaline-pumping combat animations that has since left me recon... more
Oh, PAX. You bring us video games, community fellowship, and the constant threat of alcohol poisoning. As we phase out the last our PAX Prime 2012 coverage, we salute you with this host of photos showcasing your glory and inn... more
I must admit, I was worried about how many Dtoiders would actually make it into PAX Prime this year. Tickets sold out in record time, yet everything turned out alright. A bunch of you made it to our panel on Friday, and then ... more
As PAX wound down to its final hour, I happened to walk by the Microsoft booth once more on my way out and noticed the Xbox Live Arcade game State of Decay finally had some space for me to get a quick runthrough as the conven... more
It's Prime time for some Dead Island time. Or at least it was for me upon visiting the Deep Silver booth this weekend at PAX 2012! I got a chance to sit down for an extended sneak peek of Dead Island Riptide, helmed by produc... more
Undoubtedly, the best part of PAX is the opportunity to recharge your games blogger batteries, so to speak. After a certain amount of time observing the constant ebb and flow of anticipation and disappointment during the res... more
I managed to get my hands on the new Razer Blade gaming laptop after the announcement yesterday during PAX 2012. I wanted to steal one, but there were only two, and its creators were hovering over both of them.
The Raze... more
Konami uploaded some new Silent Hill: Book of Memories screens to its Facebook page, which yet again invited a slew of hatred and animosity from a fanbase enraged at the existence of a spin-off portable game.
So incensed are ... more
You ready for PAX? It's just a few short days away! I wish I could go, but The Fates have conspired against me. I'll be missing out on many things, such as the Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode party going down on Saturday night a... more
Damn. That's one mean stink eye.
Hot on the heels of Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works is Street Fighter X Tekken: Artworks. Released in Japan this past April, the 192-page book is being published by UDON for America... more
PAX East 2012 is long behind us now but that doesn't mean we can't have one last look back at all the great costumes, booths, and how ripped Mr. Destructoid was at the show. All these photos come courtesy of some of the Dtoid... more
Videogame development is an iterative process, and games undergo countless changes along the way. In many cases, the final product bears little resemblance to earlier versions, as developers refine their vision and excise fea... more
TERA is going to be out soon; May 1st, to be exact. The game will feature action-based combat instead of the usual die-roll system used by most MMOs. I'm all for an MMO that uses engaging combat and tries to do something diff... more
PAX East 2012 is in the books and it was another amazing time for the Destructoid community! Mr. Destructoid showed off his muscles, we partied with Namco Bandai's ShiftyLook, Max Scoville got slapped in the face multiple tim... more
If you are at PAX East and you haven't had the chance to check out Skulls of the Shogun, then you are really missing out on one of the best games here. It's fast paced, easy to learn, and you can play the multiplayer in just... more
Every PAX we let the community wear the Mr. Destructoid helmet. This year for PAX East we've given the helmet duties to community member Jacob "N7" Harder. Jacob also happens to be a professional body builder (seriously) so w... more
Medieval combat has been featured prominently in videogames. Fantasy RPGs, in particular, have always been filled with swords, axes, and archery. What hasn't really been explored much is realistic multiplayer melee combat. War of the Roses is Paradox's highest-budget game to date, and they are tying their best to make you enjoy hacking at other people with sharp, pointy things. more
Good timing! Having just heard quite a lot from Jim about the current status of Aliens: Colonial Marines, PAX East attendees will have the opportunity to try the game out for themselves. On top of this and Hell Yeah! Wrath of... more
Every year at PAX, several lucky community members get a chance to don the famous Mr. Destructoid helmet and strut their stuff around the show floor. This year was no exception, and we've included a gallery here of some of th... more
The Dtoid Live 2 panel this year at PAX Prime was ... something else. We have video of the entire panel which will be going up next week, but in the mean time, here are a variety of pictures from the hour of chaos.
To sum thi... more
I had a chance to meet up with some representatives of ASUS and take a tour of their sweet rigs and a few new tablets.
Featured are pics of the company's $1,500 graphics card, new $400 Android Tablet, a Windows 7 tablet, tons of awesome high-end systems, a 50-terabyte media server, triple-monitor racing set-up, and lastly, a 6.2 GHz quad-core, liquid-nitrogen-cooled system. more
Funny enough, most of the badass cosplayers weren't even videogame related. Case in point: This Buzz Lightyear costume. What's also becoming pretty great is that videogame companies are integrating professional level cosplayi... more
PAX just gets bigger and bigger each year. We love the hell out of this show and are amazed just how grander it gets each time. This year there are two whole floors dedicated to gaming, not to mention HaloFest taking up a flo... more
Across the street from PAX Prime this year is a floor completely dedicated to everything and anything Halo. HaloFest basically is a musuem containing cases full of history, the WETA designed Warthog and even an entire section... more
The show floor at PAX is absolutely nuts, just like it always is. It's crowded, flashy, fun and sometimes kind of smelly. Still, we're having a great time here.
Luckily they gave us media members time to run around the ... more
Rounding out the multiplayer maps in Gears of War 3 is Gridlock, because of course it is. I have not-so-fond memories of rushing forward and immediately dying in the Gears 1 version of the map. Good times.
In total, we're loo... more
Yes, you read the headline correctly. 343 Industries revealed a number of new Halo goodies at their preview event last night, including that the Halo 4 Warthog would be hitting Forza Motorsport 4. The folks at Turn 10 showed ... more
HaloFest this weekend will be showing people Halo: Anniversary in 3D. The public won't be able to get hands-on with the single-player portion, but 343 let members of the press give the game a whirl. Plus, I also got hands-on with Halo: Anniversary's multiplayer mode and finally unveiled Firefight mode. more
DrinkBox Studios is bringing its follow-up to About a Blob to PAX Prime. Instead of hitting PlayStation Network again, this time the developer is putting its new sidescrolling platformer Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack ... more
If you don't spend 45-minutes (minimum!) customizing your character when you finally get your hands on Skyrim this November, you're doing it wrong.
But if you'd rather Bethesda hold your hand, you're at least going to h... more
Pinball FX2's next pinball table is based on Twisted Pixel's Ms. Splosion Man and it's set to come out on August 31 for the Xbox 360. The collaboration between Zen Studios and Twisted Pixel sees Splosin Man and Ms. Splosion ... more
If you've ever packed into a sweaty hotel with all of your nerdy friends at PAX you've probably come to know one fact of life: you're going to lose something. Virginity aside, one guy will end up with your laptop charge... more
The 2010 Penny Arcade Expo has not started yet, but we're all here anyway. Nothing happened today, but we thought we'd share a gallery of pictures taken of nothing happening anyway. Anyway.
Here's us running around Seattle, and then later at Gameworks. Excuse the drunk faces and inappropriate poses.
Also, Chad called my flower photography "fu*kin' gay." more
The first thought I had while walking the PAX show floor this year and taking pictures was that I was amazed how much it had grown since the first time I came in 2007 -- it's literally three times the size it was back then. T... more
Okay, real quick-like, I'm going to explain that image. This guy told me last PAX that Kingsport Horror (an expansion for my current favorite board game, Arkham Horror) was going to be available by Halloween of 2007. Do not t... more