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10:15 AM on 07.17.2014

Sony's gamescom press conference set for August 12

Sony's gamescom press conference will take place on Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m., says Videogamer. There's no indication of what to expect at their media event, but my experience is that they always bring plenty of announc...

Dale North

9:11 AM on 07.17.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam today

Announced at QuakeCon 2014 as a kick-off announcement, The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam. Today. Both the Standard Edition and the Imperial Edition will be available for purchase later today.  It sounds like ev...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 07.15.2014

The Witcher 3 will be at San Diego Comic-Con

CD Projekt RED is bringing Geralt of Rivia to San Diego Comic-Con this year, offering The Witcher fans an opportunity to catch a preview of the long-awaited third installment, Wild Hunt. Next week's events also include an art...

Jordan Devore



Free Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel skins coming to Borderlands 2 on Tuesday photo
Free Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel skins coming to Borderlands 2 on Tuesday
by Darren Nakamura

Over the weekend at GaymerX, Gearbox announced that it would be releasing free Borderlands 2 customization options tomorrow. The idea behind them came from the prolific Borderlands cosplay community, so the Borderlands 2 characters would be dressed as various Pre-Sequel characters. Thanks to Gearbox forum user Norrin Radd, we have the above off-screen image of the Vault Hunters sporting the new skins and heads.

It looks like Gaige is dressed as Moxxi, Salvador as Wilhelm, Axton as Athena, Zer0 as Claptrap, and Maya as Nisha. Even though I have been following Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel fairly closely, I cannot seem to place Krieg's costume. Any ideas out there?

The new customization options should show up as a free title update, but rather than being simply granted to players, they will be included as rare loot drops. It looks like it is about time to start grinding with my Siren again. That cowboy hat is too good to pass up.

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4:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Alien Isolation, Evolve, and Volume are playable at EGX 2014

The re-branded EGX London (formerly the Eurogamer Expo) has announced the first batch of games that will be playable on the show floor. There's no big surprises as publishers have broken out the big guns like Evolve, Alien: ...

Alasdair Duncan

2:45 PM on 07.08.2014

You can get your hands on Bloodborne at gamescom

Watching is one thing, but playing? Mmm. If you want to get your hands on From Software's next action-RPG -- and chances are you do -- you'll need to book a flight to Cologne, Germany for this year's gamescom in August. That'...

Jordan Devore





11:45 AM on 07.07.2014

Oculus VR announces developer conference Oculus Connect

In a blog post this morning, modern virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR announced a new developer conference with a focus on its hardware. Oculus Connect is intended to "bring together engineers, designers, and creatives from a...

Darren Nakamura

12:00 PM on 07.05.2014

Bringing the online community offline with Dtoid Game Night NY

A little over a month ago, Destructoid collaborated with Disqus (the people behind our comment system) to bring you Dtoid NYC Game Night, a meetup of Dtoid staff, community, and game developers from in and around New York. An...

Mr Andy Dixon

11:30 PM on 07.03.2014

Another cupcake-y tease for The Behemoth's next game

Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater studio The Behemoth is bringing this thing to RTX this weekend in Austin, Texas. What is it? (Besides a cupcake, obviously.) Dunno. But if you've been following "Game 4," you'll likely ...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 07.02.2014

Upcoming Doom sneak peek is only meant for QuakeCon attendees

The teaser trailer for Doom (4) didn't do much for me, but I'm looking forward to the long-awaited reveal. We'll see more of the game at this year's QuakeCon, set to take place in Dallas, Texas from July 17 - 20, or so I thou...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Borderlands, Aliens: CM writer to open PAX Prime 2014

Gearbox's Mikey Neumann will be opening up PAX Prime 2014 with his Storytime Session. Mikey has worked at Gearbox for 13 years, and has created the stories for such games as Borderlands, and Alien: Colonial Marines. Mikey's o...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:15 PM on 06.24.2014

Halo: Master Chief Collection will be at Rooster Teeth Expo

[Update: An earlier version of this story stated that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be at RTX in playable form. It will be at the show, just not playable to the public.] Rooster Teeth's annual convention takes place ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Video: Your end of E3 2014 requests photo
Video: Your end of E3 2014 requests
by Jordan Devore

One of the fine gentleman helping us with our video coverage at E3 this year was Michael Jordan, and he put out the call for requests for things to do on the show floor. Here he is doing some of those for our enjoyment. One of you made him run and do push-ups! Poor guy.

Please don't die from kissing that GameCube controller, Michael.

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6:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Colossalcon is a cosplay convention that takes place at a waterpark!

We've featured plenty of cosplay videos and pictures on Destructoid in the past, but this is the first time we're seeing a cosplay convention taking place at a freaking waterpark! Colossalcon takes place over in Ohio, and on...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



'Is it more like Melee or Brawl?' Your Smash Bros. questions answered photo
'Is it more like Melee or Brawl?' Your Smash Bros. questions answered
by Jonathan Holmes

[Photo by Zalno]

Six years ago, I shot my first video for Destructoid at the Worcester Polytechnical Institute's Smash Bros. Brawl Pre-release tournament. Things have come full circle. My how I've changed.

What hasn't changed is the fact that the Smash Bros. fans (including the developer of the Katamari fan-prequel cat simulator Catlateral Damage!) have the most trustworthy, meaningful opinions on how the next game in the series is coming together. We talked about what characters they were most excited to use, which they were afraid will be cut, how the game compared to past Smash Bros. games, and a lot more. The general consensus seemed to be that characters with fast, powerful normals and less hang-time while in mid-air like Little Mac and the Wii Fit Trainer often had the advantage to characters with wider mobility and flashier moves, though that may have been due to the fact that they were more effective for beginners. As for the marketing effectiveness of the event, about a third of the people I talked to at the event didn't have a Wii U yet, but after playing Smash Bros. for the Wii U, they all said they were planning on getting one.

We also saw a lot of the 3DS-specific Smash Run mode. It felt like the Zelda-stage of Melee's Adventure mode, but much more densely packed with enemies. We saw Robotnik robots, Rios from Metroid, Bullet Bills, 16-bit Cuckoos taken straight out of A Link to the Past, Mites from Subspace Emissary, and tons of other enemies. It didn't seem like more than a few seconds would go by before a new group of enemies was filling the screen, only to be cleared fairly quickly. If Subspace Emissary suffered from spreading the good parts too thin across a large, inconsistent world, Smash Run looks to make up for that by packing every inch of the game with action and and an all-star cast of Nintendo enemies.

We're hoping to get someone from the Nintendo Treehouse on for Sup Holmes (which airs live today at 4pm EST right here) to talk about what's next for Smash Bros., so stay tuned!

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Destructoid's definitive guide to E3 2014 photo
Destructoid's definitive guide to E3 2014
by Dale North

E3 2014 begins next week. Destructoid has its bags packed, ready to attack the press conferences and show floor.  This year should bring us what we really wanted last year: games for our next-gen consoles. Sony and Microsoft have had time to work up some new things for us since their respective console launches, and Nintendo is running at full steam for its systems. Some of big third-party publishers have had enough time to finally show off what they've been working on.

And this is not counting all of the PC games, indie games, portable offerings, VR dueling (Oculus vs. Project Morpheus), and other new announcements coming. It should be good.

But we hope E3 2014 isn't a huge tease. While we're sure to get some new games for fall 2014, who's to say that the rest of them won't be hanging back to 2015? With all of the recently delayed titles that were supposed to launch this year moving to next, anything is possible. 

If nothing else, we'll at least get some exciting software announcements next week. You were heard last year, gamers -- loud and clear. The big three know for sure that you don't want to hear about hardware and entertainment features during your press conferences. It's going to be all about games. Lots of games.

Our guide will set you up for Destructoid's E3 Unfiltered coverage next week. First, we'll lay out what you should know to catch you up. Then we'll list out times for press conferences and other events. Finally, we'll run down the list of top companies and tell you what you should expect.

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