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For fans concerned that the amount of areas available to players in Destiny, Bungie has spoken out in a bid to reassure the masses. And their idea of reassuring those who participated in the Destiny beta is to basically pop o...


When you look to hard-hitting journalism you (hopefully) look to Destructoid. In keeping with this tradition we had the creators of Hyper Light Drifter onto our live channel to talk about developing the game while we totally...


I have to admit that despite all of the adoration and anticipation surrounding Titanfall, I haven't been feeling the hype myself. I know I'm not alone in this sentiment, but I like to believe I have been keeping my cynicism ...


With only ten days left until release, Pokemon X and Y have collectively claimed the crown of the most pre-ordered 3DS game in Japan, reports Famitsu. Sitting at a pretty 1.26 million copies pre-ordered, X and Y have edged ou...




PAX attendees are in for a super special treat next week. The infamous Keiji Inafune will be delivering an hour-long panel in the Kraken Theater on Saturday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. He'll run through his 25-year industry care...


I think I've made it pretty clear that I think San Francisco is the best city in America. No, that's not up for debate. To help solidify these claims we've teamed up with Dear Mom in San Francisco to craft the finest Evo 2013...


Today is sloooooow. It's the day after the US presidential elections, and the day after Halo 4 launched, so the game industry is busy sleeping off one heck of a late night. We're still here though, and today's the perfect tim...


It was leaked ahead of time that Square Enix was building to an iOS port of The World Ends with You, something that would have infuriated hyped fans under normal circumstances. However, Square Enix had hinted that it wasn't j...


Of course you do! I just got back from an early visit to the L.A. Convention Center, home to next week's massive industry event: E3. You may have heard about it. The final preparations are almost complete, with companies putt...


Every year, E3 rolls in surrounded by a sea of hype and anticipation. Sometimes, this hype is surpassed with giant waves of unexpected news and announcements. Other times, the show ends in disappointment, as many of the new g...


E3 is the biggest videogame industry event of the year, and with good reason: It is out of control. In a good way, of course. Huge game announcements, non-stop news, a whirlwind of assets -- it's one of the best, most excitin...


A new teaser site has crept onto the thing we call the Internet, and it brings sultry promises of new Baldur's Gate content. The site plays music, has a few images, and bears a quote from Alaundo, but the stuff hidden in the ...


For today's after-hours entertainment, Woolie and Matt of Fighterpedia present the ladies of Skullgirls, hot and vicious for your pleasure. The video is a five-minute excuse for the boys to gush incoherently about how awesom...


This past Saturday, Valve released a video featuring Portal 2 antagonist Wheatley. Unsurprisingly, the Internet descended upon it with icepicks and magnifying glasses, ready to take it apart and examine every frame for clues ...


If you're a real gamer, Sony is calling you out! Sony executive Michael Denny has essentially challenged anybody who thinks they like videogames, claiming that if you care about them, you're going to want a PlayStation V...


Alright, Skyrim had its time in the sun. Now to switch hype trains and get pumped for Skyward Sword! Fans who were unable to attend the 25th Anniversary Symphony will still be able to get their jam on with the special CD pac...


[Update: Here it is! BOOM! As you can see in the footage, we're going back to San Andreas. At least the Los Santos area, judging from the footage. Oh wowzer!] Grand Theft Auto V's debut trailer is happening today and we've g...


The biggest release this week is undoubtedly a PS3 exclusive -- Firmware Update 3.72! Sony is so excited about this update -- which does nothing of value -- that it's announced its release ahead of time on the PlayStation Blo...


Activision has said that Call of Duty has the best community of fans in the world, and that is why it's charging a subscription fee for Call of Duty Elite, the new optional service that will soon allow fans access to a variet...


King of all Badasses Reggie Fils-Aime has been talking up The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, confidently claiming that it shows off the best example of Nintendo-brand innovation.  "We continue to be distinctive based on...


Sony's firm belief in 3DTV as the future has been given a little extra cement by SCEE president Andrew House, who has restated the company's faith in the technology, and also noted that people will shift to 3D at a faster rat...


Microsoft Game Studios boss and hyperbole master Peter Molyneux has warned against writing Kinect off so early. Despite it looking like a game that will do little more than on-rails shooters and dancing games, everybody's fav...


Industry analyst and milk thief Michael Pachter has question claims that Kinect and PlayStation Move are in short supply. He believes instead that Microsoft and Sony are deliberately withholding units in order to keep up dema...


Microsoft is continuing the drive the Kinect hype train at full speed, attempting to cause consumer hysteria in time for the holidays. According to Xbox Live boss Don Mattrick, if you don't buy a Kinect before this week is ov...


Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 is now officially available for purchase in North America, and that means our launch coverage has begun. We threw a slew of stories online all at once, but here's a handy guide in case you're looking to follow along at home. 


The inside of Steve Ballmer's underpants glisten with pre-cum whenever he thinks about Kinect, if his latest statements were made with any degree of sincerity. The hyperactive Microsoft creature has declared that his company'...


The PC is considered the home of the real-time-strategy game, with the mouse and keyboard providing uncontested control of a battlefield. Sony, however, has other ideas, claiming instead that PlayStation Move has what it take...


Ninja Theory isn't in the spotlight as much as it used to be, and there's no denying that Enslaved: Odyssey to the West has less of a spotlight than Heavenly Sword did. According to the studio, however, this is a good thing. ...


If there's one thing I love about the 3DS, it's the giddy excitement that it seems to inspire from jaded writers and world-weary developers alike. Electronic Arts is the latest to radiate the hyperactive glee of a small child...


Guess what? A videogame developer is working on a videogame, and he's excited. Here's the part of the post that is news. Yoshinori Ono, producer of the Street Fighter 4 games, pitched a game to Capcom's head of Research and D...


In an interview for the recently announced Killzone 3, Guerrilla has sensed significant distance between now and 2005 in order to finally hold up its hands regarding the infamous Killzone 2 E3 trailer. In case ...


Square Enix has spent the last week hyping up a massive announcement, and when we say hype, we mean it. The Japanese publisher went so far as to say that this announcement would alter the course of Japanese history. The almig...


If you've been following me on Twitter, you may know that I'm making my home in Los Angeles this week for a weeklong Pre-E3 Game Critics event, as one of the judges for the show. The grueling five day marathon of meetings wit...


We've heard countless boasts about powerful AI in videogames over the years, and they have always turned out to be total bunk. Nevertheless, Splash Damage has decided to convince us that one of gaming's most repeated lies is ...


Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg isn't shy about his opinion when it comes to Project Natal. In fact, the company's attempt to grab a slice of the casual market is being hyped to the Moon, so much so that Greenberg believes it wil...


THQ doesn't mince its words. The publisher will be rolling out promotion for Saints Row 3 this year, and the hype has already started, with "mindblowing" being the watch-word for this upcoming sandbox sequel. Not that THQ wan...


Half-Life 2? Rubbish. Left 4 Dead? A stain on the history of videogames. Valve has declared that Portal 2 is its greatest triumph yet, even though it's not even finished. Speaking with 1UP, Gabe Newell stated that it's "prett...


SCEA president Jack Tretton believes Heavy Rain will sell very well indeed. He also believes that Heavy Rain is completely new and unique, so maybe his opinions shouldn't be taken completely to heart.  "I spent 25 years ...


Pathological promiser Peter Molyneux has promised that he's learned his lesson about over-promising. The brain behind Fable III is famous for building up exaggerated hype over each of his games. He's also well known for promi...


Lucky enough to live on best West Coast, I'm privy to all sorts of videogames and fun stuff, connections with a website notwithstanding. One such experience is actually the Final Fantasy XIII bus, which Dale mentioned earlier...






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