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7:15 PM on 08.20.2011

Gamescom Day 3 Wrap up

I don't actually know what happened to Maurice Tan, maybe he got trampled to death as gamescom attendees ran for the Battlefield 3 booth, but either way we managed to replace him. Today Daniel Carneiro, Daniel Seto and mysel...

Hollie Bennett

10:30 AM on 08.16.2011

Meet the Gamescom 2011 team

While I am probably on my forth or fifth mini-meltdown this week it appears that nearly all my pre-gamescom prep work is completed and the team is eager to be let loose at one of biggest gaming events in the world....

Hollie Bennett

7:00 AM on 08.14.2011

BritToid Ep 14: Keep calm and fondle the back

Welcome to episode 14 of BritToid, Destructoid's very own Euro-focused gaming podcast, where every fortnight I try to control the madness and stop Dan Seto and Dan Carniero from spending the whole time arguing. ...

Hollie Bennett

10:30 AM on 08.02.2011

Ubisoft announces official Assassin's Creed apparel

This week Ubisoft has partnered with UK clothing designer Insert Coin to announce its official apparel for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Due to launch in late August/early September, the designs will...

Hollie Bennett

10:30 AM on 07.31.2011

BritToid Ep 13: Keep calm and do stuff with Angel!

At the end of recording every episode we pick a title which is based on some of the dumb stuff we say. While arguing over what to call this episode I discovered the greatest website of all time - Angel does stuff which b...

Hollie Bennett

10:30 AM on 07.16.2011

BritToid Ep 12: Keep calm and touch a bear

This episode reaches you in a far more timely manner than we are used to seeing and I proudly present the retun of the full cast for the first time in many, many months.  In episode 12 we ta...

Hollie Bennett





1:00 PM on 07.01.2011

BritToid Ep 11: Keep calm and plug the flow

While this may only be the 11th official BritToid podcast, it is actually our one year anniversary and it has definitely been an interesting adventure. When I started working for Destructoid I always said I wanted t...

Hollie Bennett

8:20 AM on 07.01.2011

Drink, relax and play in South England

With the Mana bar having great success in Melbourne, Australia it is great to be contacted by a similar bar hidden away on the south coast of England. The Loading Bar is based in Falmouth and provides gamers with a place...

Hollie Bennett

12:00 PM on 06.22.2011

Interview: European love up with Steel Series

I have to admit that I am quite the fan of Steel Series and despite him constantly picking on me, I actually enjoy interviewing company CMO Kim Rom.  Huddled in a corner of the E3 show floor Kim runs us through Steel Se...

Hollie Bennett

10:00 AM on 06.22.2011

BritToid Ep 10: The missing edition

After numerous technical difficulties and a little trip to E3, I can finally announce that the very long awaited and overdue BritToid episode 10 has finally arrived -- on the eve of the recording of BritToid episode 11 none t...

Hollie Bennett

3:40 PM on 04.28.2011

Sign spinning with Mortal Kombat

Nothing quite says the promotion of a horrifically violent videogame quite like spending an afternoon in London sign spinning with two rather cute guys from California.  While Mortal Kombat already knew i...

Hollie Bennett

11:04 AM on 04.28.2011

BritToid Ep 9: Keep calm and have UK resistance

Ladies and gentelmen as the Royal wedding is upon us here in the glorious Untied Kingdom we decided this was the perfect time to further celebrate our Britishness by bringing you episode 9 of BritToid: Destructoids British ga...

Hollie Bennett



Preview: DiRT 3 photo
Preview: DiRT 3
by Hollie Bennett

Despite having its delicious British fingers in many pies, it is never far from the truth to say that out of everything Codemasters does, driving games are by far their specialty. From the beginning with their retro success of Micro Machines, the critically acclaimed GRID, and their current cash-cow and BAFTA award-winning F1 2010, it is no surprise to see the formally Collin McRae Rally series -- now known as DiRT 3 -- leading the way for Codemasters.

With Collin McRae no longer with us, Ken Block has now taken over as the star of the DiRT series and a recent preview event at Battersea Power station was pretty damn spectacular. With the event sponsored by Monster Energy, caffeine-high bloggers and journos were treated to the sight of Ken Block performing gymkhana in his Ford Fiesta -- the self-proclaimed jewel in DiRT 3's impressive crown.

I got to have an in-depth talk from the developers as well as a chance to finally get hands-on with a game that is shaping up to be not only the most successful game to ever be produced by Codemasters, but potentially the best driving game of 2011. 

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2:00 PM on 04.08.2011

Post-it notes are the future at Codemasters

Hot on the heels of their BAFTA win for F1 2010, Codemasters invited me to their offices in the middle of nowhere to speak to the development team behind their latest game, Operation Flashpoint: Red River; all...

Hollie Bennett

5:00 PM on 04.07.2011

Killing photographers in Tajikistan with Red River

Hot on the heels of their BAFTA win for F1 2010, Codemasters invited me to their offices in the middle of nowhere to speak to the development team behind their latest game, Operation Flashpoint: Red River; all week...

Hollie Bennett

4:00 PM on 04.06.2011

Talking co-op in OF: Red River with Adam Parsons

[We have moved a few things around and now we have much better picture and audio quality than when the post originally went up, thanks for your patience.] Hot on the heels of their BAFTA win for F1 2010, Codemaster...

Hollie Bennett