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10:00 AM on 04.22.2013

New dates The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

The concert series The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is back for more with season 2, coming to even more locations across America. The live orchestral performance of music from The Legend of Zelda is outstan...

Dale North





8:00 AM on 04.02.2013

GDC 2013 hit a record 23,000 attendees, 2014 dated

GDC 2013 is a wrap. This year we had a great time running around talking to game makers, press, and even the lively homeless people of downtown San Francisco. One of the latter asked me not to beat him up.  Not counting ...

Dale North

4:45 PM on 03.29.2013

Join Destructoid at our GDC Hangover, $20 Uber coupon!

What better way to wrap up another GDC than having a full on rager with your friends at Destructoid?! Join us tomorrow night TONIGHT! at SIP Lounge and Bar, where the best bartenders and mixologist in San Francisco await...

Mr Andy Dixon

2:45 PM on 03.29.2013

GDC attendees travel back to the '80s in this photo shoot

We weren't about to let Dale North get pumped up for iam8bit's Class of GDC: Photo Playset without having him take part personally. This photo opportunity gave attendees of the 2013 Game Developers Conference access to a...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 03.28.2013

Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards

Game of the Year, Innovation Award, Best Audio, Best Game Design, Best Visual Arts, Best Downloadable Game. That’s 6 out of 11 total awards, and the game was ineligible for two of them (and I’m still not sure why ...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 03.22.2013

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2013 plans!

[Update: The community photo is now on Saturday at 2 PM, not 1 PM! Tell your friends!] PAX East 2013 is next Friday HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! And just like we do every year, the Dtoid community will be out in full force, meeting u...

Mr Andy Dixon



Contest: Win a last-minute PAX East badge from Paradox! photo
Contest: Win a last-minute PAX East badge from Paradox!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Winners are ME4Twaffle, Will, and The Steamdriven, and runners-up were shadow1w2 and Kickass667!]

In honor of their new 2.5D action-movie-inspired sidescrolling multiplayer extravaganza The Showdown Effect (which we thought was awesome!), our friends at Paradox Interactive have given us five PAX East badges to hand out to the Dtoid community!

In The Showdown Effect, you play as one of several action hero archetypes -- the cop one day away from retirement, the kung fu master who owns a pawn shop, etc. -- so to win one of these badges we're asking you to come up with your own action hero! Give him or her a name and a back story and post your submissions in the comments below. After the deadline we'll award our three favorites with a weekend badge and two runners-up will get a Saturday badge!

You have until this Friday, March 15 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone who can make the trek to Boston, so good luck! Oh, and while you're at PAX next weekend, be sure to check out the LAN section, where Magicka is playable on every machine!

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10:15 AM on 03.04.2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf and others demoed at SXSW

Don't you hate people that say "South By" when referring to popular film, music, and interactive festival SXSW? I do. That's kind of like those people that say they have a Facebook. A Facebook what? Account? A book of faces?&...

Dale North

12:15 PM on 02.26.2013

QuakeCon 2013 dated August 1-4

QuakeCon is back this year, coming back to Dallas, Texas this August 1-4. As always, attendance is free, thanks to id Software and Bethesda Softworks. The latter will be showing of upcoming games for the first time there, the...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 02.25.2013

Gabe Newell to be honored with BAFTA fellowship

Valve boss Gabe Newell was just inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame last month, and now he's up to be honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts next month. BAFTA's Fellowship is the highest accolade they best...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 02.20.2013

These are just some of the third-parties working with PS4

[Update: Full list of all known third-party companies supporting the PlayStation 4 have been added below.] Unless you're Nintendo, it's common knowledge that 3rd-party developers and publishers are the lifeblood of a console'...

Josh Tolentino

9:30 AM on 02.15.2013

BitSummit event to boost Japanese independent dev scene

Early next month, BitSummit will kick off with its first ever event in Kyoto, Japan. From what we've heard we think it's going to be a great start to a Japanese indie game uprising. Bring on the tidal wave! Our indie scene he...

Dale North





10:45 AM on 02.13.2013

New GDC talks on Dishonored, Journey, and...NASA?

This year's Game Developer's Conference, which takes place in late March in San Francisco, keeps filling up with more interesting talks and sessions. New ones announced this week are all interesting enough that I'm already tr...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 02.12.2013

Just like High School: iam8bit's Class of GDC photo opp

iam8bit has something really fun lined up for this year's Game Developer's Conference, set to go down in San Francisco in late March. In an email to me earlier this afternoon, iam8bit Founder Jon Gibson said, "This seriously ...

Dale North

11:15 AM on 02.11.2013

Schell: Game demos can cut game sales in half

Did you watch Schell Games CEO Jesse Schell's D.I.C.E. presentation last week. Very interesting stuff, right? The most interesting bit comes about 10 minutes into it, where he points out some interesting data on game dem...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 02.07.2013

Journey wins Game of the Year at D.I.C.E. Awards

[Update: The show is over! Check below for a recap of all the winners. We'll be posting clips of the show as they become available. The 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards are live tonight, and will be starting at any moment. These ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz