As I imagine you've heard, tomorrow is SpikeTV's 2013 "VGX" Awards Show and I'd like to invite you to join myself, Steven Hansen, and Ben Pack as we remotely heckle presenters, critique the amount of dubstep in new ...
Looks like we got our first disappointment of the week. With the VGX awards only two days away, the anticipation for what new titles are going to be revealed is reaching fever pitch. Unfortunately, we just got a confirmation ...
With the Spike VGX awards set for this Saturday, there will be number titles ready to show off new footage and even be revealed for the first time. The already confirmed titles ready to premiere new trailers are The Witcher 3...
Destructoid has begun internal voting on all of our end of the year awards for 2013. On top of Game of the Year, we have a total of 21 categories this year.
Nominations will be revealed the week of December 16, and winners will be announced on December 23. This time around there will be ten nominees in each category as opposed to just five as in years past.
More importantly, each of our categories will have a community voting section so every one of you can have a chance to have your voice heard. Community choice winners will be revealed right alongside the main award reveals throughout the day on December 23.
Lastly, next week you can expect a giant list of all the major 2013 releases that you can vote against too, plus a series of articles where we ask you to tell us your favorite various moments from the releases of the year.
We heard what you had to say about our awards process last year, and we want you as involved as possible with what you're doing this time around. And hey, let's start the fun early by telling us what your favorite games were that came out in 2013.
The annual Spike Video Game Awards are set to take place this year, but they're undergoing a bit of a facelift. Instead of the moniker "VGAs" that we've known the awards show as for years, it's being rebranded as "VGX" this t...
Ken Levine, one of the most well-known and respected developers in the videogame industry, will be honored at this year's Golden Joystick Awards with a Lifetime Achievement award. Throughout the course of the show's 31-year h...
gamescom is a huge show for both the press and consumers alike. It's at least four times the size of E3, and you'll be breathless by the time you've explored every inch of the show floor. There's just so much to see and do!
We've been bringing you non-stop coverage of gamescom from Cologne, Germany all week long. After checking out everything we could, we've picked our top ten games of gamescom 2013:
No particular order here, just ten exceptional games we were super impressed with. Of course there were a ton of great games, and it's always hard to narrow down games like this. Check out all our coverage from gamescom 2013 to see what else we liked.
I don't care if you like Halo 4, or any game in the series for that matter. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is far and away the best example of how to adapt a videogame franchise to a live-action setting. I watched it expecting lit...
Our editors have each had their say. Destructoid proper has announced its picks. Now it's YOUR turn!
Last week we asked you to vote for your favorite game of E3 2013. After several thousand ballots cast and nary a hanging chad, we're ready to announce the winner! So hit the jump to see your top 10 most-loved games of E3 2013. The results just may surprise you...
E3 may be over but some of us can't stop talking about all the cool things we got to see and play at this year's show. There was just so much good stuff on display, both for current-gen and next-generation consoles.
We already announced what Destructoid's official game of the show was plus all our other top picks, but we also wanted to share with you our personal picks for E3 2013. These are the games that will be on our minds everyday until they're finally released and in our hands.
Titanfallalready took home our Game of the Show award for E3 2013. So what about the rest of the categories and games? Well after some much needed rest and relaxation we've decided the rest of the winners for all our categories ranging from best platform exclusives, to gaming genres, and more.
There were so many great games at E3, to the point that this was one of the best E3 showings in recent years. Next-gen will have plenty of hot games, but there are still a ton of desirable titles for the current generation of consoles too.
Those that managed to play Respawn Entertianment's Titanfall at E3 this year had the ultimate bragging rights. Players were like small-time celebs at evening events, with others asking everything they could about the title. S...
E3 is HUGE this year. There's a ton of buzz around next-gen games, plus consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Of course, there's still a ton of solid current-gen games on offer at the show this year.
We nominated a ton of games for Destructoid's E3 awards spanning 14 different categories this year. We'll be announcing winners early next week, but in the meantime you can see all of our top picks from the show below.
How time flies! In April of last year, Electronic Arts "won" the worst American company of 2012 award, beating out near-criminal banks and oil companies to achieve victory in The Consumerist's publicly voted poll. EA has now begun a streak, defending its title in 2013.
EA took nearly 78% of the vote thanks to organized efforts from disgruntled gamers, becoming the first company ever to retain its title. Not even the RIAA could manage that! On its path to victory, the publisher stormed past such competitors as Bank of America, AT&T, and Walmart.
Peter Moore tried to preempt the award last week, stating the company was being picked on by homophobes and those who were angry over Mass Effect 3. The Consumerist itself argued against such claims, writing that it won for its DLC practices, unreasonable prices, and lack of product support. The publication also stood by its poll results, and rebuked the idea that EA wasn't bad enough to be considered a competitor.
Holy moly, you guys, it's been a long week, and we had lots of news out of GDC to cover on today's Destructoid Show.
For starters, EA showed off seventeen full minutes of Battlefield 4, which looks very pretty, albeit exactl...
thatgamecompany founder Jenova Chen delivered a talk on Journey, right on the heels of a sweep of the Game Developer’s Choice Awards the night prior. Naturally, the room was packed full, and Chen received a lovely standing ovation at the end. Some people in the audience even went misty-eyed as Chen rounded out his presentation with some fan mail from a young girl who wrote about playing Journey with her father before she died of cancer.
When considering the state of online multiplayer games, Chen felt there was something missing. He talked about being busy with school and having no social life, instead turning to gaming as a substitute. While in the throes of World of Warcraft in 2006, before forming thatgamecompany, he noted: “The more I played this game, the more people I encountered, the more I realized I had no connection with any of these people. They just reminded me I’m a lonely person.” Just the humble and sincere delivery of that last line made me want to give Chen a hug.
Chen found the existent system of multiplayer and connectivity failed his search for emotion and relationship building, often due to design conflicts. Item and armor created visible, often times impenetrable hierarchies. The need for resources, like loot, led to in-fighting and competition rather than cooperative play. “Another thing I got annoyed was that people would always check if you’re a guy or a girl in these online games,” Chen added. “I wanted to see a world where everyone is the same.”