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GameFan and Destructoid will crush Cat Fancy Magazine

May 04 // Niero Desu
GameFan Magazine & Destructoid Join Forces for Content & Strategic Partnership Two of the video game world's leading indie publications team up  for editorial projects & more. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 4, 2015 - GameFan magazine today announced an extensive content and strategic partnership with leading video game site Destructoid (   It is a move that focuses on growing and delivering more digital and print editorial to both publications' reader-communities, co-promotion activities, reader/subscriber benefits, and more.   Initial plans include the addition of Destructoid-produced content into future digital and print issues of GameFan. The new dual-cover, flip-formatted piece will essentially contain two magazines in one. In addition to GameFan's distinctive visual and editorial mix, readers will receive 30 pages of original Destructoid content, created exclusively for the print and digital magazine format.   Free digital subscriptions for the new publication will be available via prominent placement on theDestructoid website. GameFan subscribers will also receive it as part of their subscriptions.   Niero Gonzalez, the CEO and co-founder of Destructoid, said, "I grew up reading GameFan, dreaming that one day I'd work in the video game business. This is a surreal personal victory for me, an incredible milestone for Destructoid, and a Voltron moment for lovers of the video gamepress."   GameFan Publisher and Editor Dave Halverson added, "This is a partnership born of a mutual love for video games, video game culture, and a deep respect for our readers and fans. What GameFan is to print, Destructoid is to the web. It's a perfect match." About PaperPlanet & GameFan PaperPlanet is the independently owned and operated publisher of GameFan magazine, as well as related print and digital projects. Led by Dave Halverson (founding editor, original GameFan andPlay), the PaperPlanet team has more than 23 years of experience in the video game and electronic entertainment industry. They are dedicated to helping both veteran gamers and new fans discover the best the gaming world has to offer. For more information about GameFan, to subscribe, or to order print issues, visit  About Destructoid Founded in 2006, Destructoid has quickly risen to the top as one of the world's premiere videogame blogs. 100 percent independent, the San Francisco, Calif. based website reaches over 3 million unique visitors every month and is the cornerstone of the Modern Method network, which consists of the anime-orientated Japanator, toy-centric Tomopop, and film-focused Flixist. For more information, visit   ### CONTACT: Marketing:Julie Halverson, Director of Marketingp: 480-678-5270 | e: [email protected]: Dave Halverson, Publishere: [email protected]  
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Indie superpowers combine
Huge news today! Starting this summer Destructoid will be publishing a digital magazine with GameFan. It's a 60-page whopper that's half Destructoid on one side, half GameFan on the other but all indie, all enthusiast, all pa...

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Please to ignore this test my fine furry friends

It was all a dream, used to read Word Up magazine
Mar 03
// Steven Hansen
Good evening. I am posting to you live from the web. I do not have hot videogame news, reviews, previews, features, scores, statistics, highlights, or recipes to share. Not specifically at this moment. At this moment I am te...
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HUGE Bonus Levels

HUGE members: Sign up for your monthly Bonus Levels!

Let the Dtoid staff come all up in your (in)box
Jan 17
// mrandydixon
A few months ago, we kicked off a fun new perk for our HUGE members: monthly "Bonus Levels" newsletters direct from the Dtoid staff! Every month, you can expect a new letter penned from your favorite staff members sent straig...

Get your WildStar beta keys here!

Mar 21 // mrandydixon
For the rest of you, check back tomorrow; we'll unleash the remaining keys upon the world then.
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Play the upcoming MMO all weekend long
[Update: Beta weekend over! Hope you had fun.] NOTE: The rest of the codes are loaded and live! Click here to snag yours before they're all gone! Our friends at NCSoft and Carbine Studios have hooked us up with 5,000 bet...

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Play the game all weekend long
Update! Non-Huge members can now get in on this action. Click here to snag your beta keys before they're all gone! Our friends at Bethesda are kicking off a massive beta weekend this Friday for their upcoming MMO The Elder Sc...

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Art Hawk

Do you want to more Art Hawk?

It's a show that we could make if you want
Feb 02
// Jonathan Holmes
As many of you Dtoid Huge Subscribers already know, Caitlin Cooke and I have ended our Huge exclusive show Destructoid Huge News of the Week due to geographical differences. That puts us in a tricky situation. DH Not W was m...
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Huge News of the Week: End of the Road

Yes I feel pain too
Feb 01
// Jonathan Holmes
Well this is it guys, the surprise series finale of Destructoid Huge News of the Week. Show co-captain Caitlin Cooke is moving out of state in a few days, so we wont be able to shoot the show irl on a weekly basis anymore. A...

Huge News: Charity Edition

Jan 27 // Caitlin Cooke
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Granting wishes left and right
This week Jonathan and I partner with an amazing charity to grant Benny Disco (@TheBennyDisco) his dream of writing news for the video game industry! Please enjoy this latest installment as we read off Benny's favorite news stories from the past week.  Love us? Hate us? Have questions or want a shout out on the show? Let us know at [email protected]!

Huge News: XXX-Men (The Arcade Game)

Jan 21 // Conrad Zimmerman
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A weird news show made by weird people
In this week's installment of Dtoid Huge News of the Week, Holmes demonstrates the lengths he's willing to go to in his mad quest for video views, resorting to the one thing guaranteed to succeed on the internet: pornography...

Huge News: Censorship strikes again

Jan 13 // Conrad Zimmerman
We have a very passionate episode of Dtoid Huge News of the Week today, as the dynamic duo address the throbbing controversy over a sexy trailer for Sengan Kagura Cooking Rhythm pulled down by YouTube. Plus, Caitli...

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I just want to have some kicks. I just want to get some chicks.
Happy Monday, Huge members! What a whopper of a show we have for you this week. We've got a heated debate about the age and attire changes made to some characters in Bravely Default, some new R&B, a reviews round-up set ...

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Sweeter than yammies. Candied yammies.
This is it, Huge members! The AAA budget, brutally honest, no-holds-barred, DH Not W year-end awards special extravaganza! We've got guest appearances from GoNintendo's Raw Meat Cowboy, Sony's Shane Bettenhausen, the return ...

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Want another gift for the holidays? Why not get Huge?

Huge is the gift that keeps on giving
Dec 24
// Jonathan Holmes
About a month ago, Caitlin Cooke and I started a news show called Destructoid Huge News of the Week. It's sort of like if the producers of Sunday's with Sagat were in charge of the NBC Nightly News. Actually, that's exac...
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I'm just a boy with a new haircut and that's a pretty nice haircut
Hello Huge Members! Guess what? Something has happened! DH Not W host Caitlin Cooke has left for a two week holiday retreat, leaving us in a bit of a pickle. How do you shoot a video show staring Caitlin Cooke without a Cait...

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It's the best news show ever on Destructoid EVER
Hello Huge members! We've got a very special episode of your super-secret news show this week, featuring a guest appearance by Dtoid legend and Escapist Reviews Editor Jim "Jimquisition" Sterling. For years, Jim Sterling and...

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It's news show made by strange people
On this week's game show-themed episode of DH Not W, we discover the pizza panic button, answer a question from Occams Electric Toothbrush, offer commentary and information on all the biggest news to come out of last night's...

HUGE: Grab a beta key for Hidden Path's Windborne!

Dec 07 // mrandydixon
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Upgrade your experience and get first dibs on codes
Dtoid HUGE Members, assemble! We've got 10,000 beta keys for Hidden Path Entertainment's upcoming sandbox creation game Windborne to give away, and you get first dibs! As you'll no doubt remember from our exclusive reveal, Wi...

Huge News of the Week: Next-Gen Naughtiness and More

Dec 02 // Jonathan Holmes
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News round up, singing reviews, and more
It's time for the second episode of Destructoid Huge News of the Week EVER! It's pretty exciting. We added some segments, tried to improve on the stuff that debuted last week, and are having a heck of fun time trying to put i...

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A new weekly news show exclusive to Huge subscribers
As much as I loved hosting and co-creating The Destructoid Show, it was a show that was often limited by reality -- the reality of working for a big outlet like Revision3 (where producers and directors make all the final cre...

Also, HUGE Members get double the winning odds
[Update: Contest over! Winners are ShiroYasha, KilpiBan, JONtoidColor, and Mr Grrrr!] The PS4 and Xbox One are around the corner. You're gonna need games. We're happy to buy your first. Here's our first contest to win your w...

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A full copy of Pathologic is waiting in your Dtoid Perks
Want some cheap Halloween-flavored games? How about a free one? Our friends at are having a 48 hour sale this week with titles marked down to as little as $1.79. The games include Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Amn...

HUGE: Download a full copy of NightSky right now

Oct 17 // Niero Desu
ABOUT NIGHTSKY Nominated as a IGF Seamus McNally Finalist, NightSky is an ambient action-puzzle game that offers a gameplay experience unlike any other cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. The player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance; each of these worlds is broken into different areas. Check out for more great indie games. NightSky is an action-puzzle game that offers an ambient gameplay experience unlike any other cerebral challenges fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance. There are no enemies, no bosses, and no violence in NightSky. An intuitive experience is friendly for casual and mainstream gamers. NightSky also offers a formidable challenge for hardcore players, with an unlockable Master mode. The original soundtrack by experimental jazz musician Chris Schlarb will further heighten the surreal experience. GAME FEATURES 2D platform/puzzle-based gameplay Multiple difficulties with unique topography 11 massive levels, each with expansive areas to explore
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Upgrade your account and get dibs our giveaways
Have you played NightSky yet? We've got Steam codes for all of our members right now, courtesy of our friends at Nicalis. Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes gave it an 8/10, calling NightSky a "physics-focused puzzle platfor...


OMG! WTF! Another episode of The Core is at 3PM PST!

That title killed me.
Oct 01
// Spencer Hayes
Did I trick you guys with that title? Was it attention-grabbing? Titling posts is surprisingly difficult, you have to say something that tells people what they're getting into but is also entertaining. I figured, what's more ...

HUGE Members: Claim your full game from IndieGameStand

Sep 27 // Niero Desu
Gnormoria is a sandbox village management.  At the time, it was their most successful sale and was greenlit on Steam a few weeks later.  "Using our developer portal, Robotronic Games was able to distribute Steam keys to all of their IndieGameStand customers after launching on Steam early access."   [embed]262404:50624:0[/embed] Escape Goat helped launch IndieGameStand a year ago, so it’s only fitting to highlight this wonderful gem.  "Escape Goat is a platform puzzle game where the rooms of your prison move and change before your very eyes.  Escape Goat 2 is currently in development and will launch on the IndieGameStand store this fall." [embed]262404:50611:0[/embed] Gimbal is an online multiplayer shooter where you build and design your own ships.  "We like to think that we helped discover Gimbal, resulting in it being one of our top performing sales this first year, but that could just be a result of the deep gameplay and awesome physics engine." [embed]262404:50612:0[/embed] Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a dramatic point and click crime adventure serial.  "Phoenix Online Studios has been a tremendous supporter of our site and continues to bring each subsequent episode of this riveting series to our platform.  Of course, it’s easy to feature this game as a staff pick due to its gripping storytelling." [embed]262404:50613:0[/embed] Aztaka is an indie throwback to the good old side-scrolling action RPG genre.  "In this gorgeous hand-painted world you play Huitzilo, heir of the Sun God, able to wield both spear and spell.  The IGS staff selected this game because of its stunning hand drawn graphics and niche genre." [embed]262404:50614:0[/embed] Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite space is a sci-fi roguelike game that forged the genre and inspired recent indie games like FTL.  "Digital Eel has been our most featured indie developer this past year with three different sales.  Weird Worlds is one of their most successful games and they are currently at work on the 3rd game in the series after a successful Kickstarter campaign."   [embed]262404:50615:0[/embed] Krunch is an old-school race against time to survive and escape.  "Originally made as a prototype for Ludum Dare, LeGrudge and Rugged expanded their game idea into their first commercial release. The IGS staff selected Krunch because it is an excellent example of taking a prototype to a full commercial release.  We also love the challenge!"  [embed]262404:50616:0[/embed] Megabyte Punch is a MegaMan meets SmashBros mashup that IGS featured as a Beta. "Megabyte Punch has always been an IGS favorite and we most recently showcased it at PAX East.  It’s an adventure combat game where you build your own robot fighter from the pieces of your foes." [embed]262404:50617:0[/embed] Zigfrak is a space-based action RPG, featuring missions, exploration, and crafting. "With an emphasis on loot and over-the-top items, it's not a traditional space sim. The IGS staff selected Zigfrak because we’re addicted to loot and love how enemy ships explode like loot piñatas." [embed]262404:50618:0[/embed]  Dungeon Dashers is an action packed, turn-based, co-operative dungeon crawler that the IGS staff fell in love with at GDC this year. It brings the enjoyment of a fantasy tabletop board game to the computer and is currently in development with a planned release by the end of the year. [embed]262404:50619:0[/embed]   The Real Texas is an action adventure game that plays like a mashup of Zelda: Link to the Past and Ultima VI.  What really shines in the Real Texas is the well-written story and incredibly quirky and wacky universe. The IGS staff selected this title because of this uniqueness.  The Real Texas embodies what an Indie Game is all about. [embed]262404:50620:0[/embed] Vox is a voxel based adventure RPG that is still in Alpha development.  "The game is all about customizing and building anything that you can imagine and allows for unparalleled creativity.  The IGS staff selected Vox because it deserves more attention and to be greenlit on Steam." [embed]262404:50621:0[/embed] SpaceChem is an obscenely addictive, design-based puzzle game about building machines and fighting monsters in the name of science. "The IGS staff selected this game because it's one of the most difficult indie puzzle games around -- an absolute must play for anyone looking for a challenge." [embed]262404:50622:0[/embed] Paranautical Activity brings classic FPS action inspired by games like Doom & Quake and adds the randomness of roguelikes to create something truly unique for the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.  The developers, Mike Maulbeck and Travis Pfenning, have been very supportive and praised our platform on Twitter. [embed]262404:50623:0[/embed] Want to discover even more games?  Check out the all new IndieGameStand for more details. We're very excited about their new launch and a proud supporter of their developers.  
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Everyone else: there's a 15% off sale on everything
If you love meticulously-crafted, quality indie games as much as we do, this is for you. For the past year, IndieGameStand (IGS) has been helping indie game developers promote and sell their games with four-day pay-what-...

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HUGE: Destructoid rolls out ad-free memberships

Automatic contest entries, discounts, responsive mobile site, and new video shows
Sep 08
// Niero Desu
Many of you had said that you enjoy what we do, but you don't enjoy ads.  We get that. Likewise, we wish we could just concentrate on chasing the best stories, not pageviews. We want to offer more, but also respect our r...

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