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QuakeCon 2014: pre-registration opens March 5


Seating packages to roll out this month
Feb 26
// Dale North
Are you thinking about going to QuakeCon? If so, we have the first details on registration for the July 17-20 event, set to take place in Dallas, TX. There are a few packages that will become available at the registration sit...
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Independent Games Festival audience award voting now open


Game Developers Choice Awards votes also open
Feb 24
// Dale North
Audience Award voting for both the Independent Games Festival Main Competition Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards are now open, with polls running from today through March 1. This is your chance to put your voice in...
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GaymerX2 Kickstarter met its initial goal in only 2 days


July 11-13 in San Francisco
Feb 21
// Dale North
GaymerX2, the world's only gaming convention focused on LGBTQ communities, launched a Kickstarter to fund their July 11-13 event two days ago. They were looking for $10,000, but managed to beat that (it's at $12,683) in just ...
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GDC

15 games selected for Indie Megabooth at GDC 2014


From March 17 - 21 in San Francisco
Feb 21
// Jordan Devore
The 2014 Game Developers Conference is fast approaching and today we got the heads up on an exciting addition to the event: the Indie Megabooth Showcase. This banding of indie devs has become a highlight of PAX, so I'm expect...
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Final Fantasy XIV producer to speak at GDC 2014


Panel: Behind the Realm Reborn
Feb 20
// Dale North
The 2014 Game Developers Conference is coming next month, and we're already hearing of some pretty good panels that we'd like to attend. One on my list is the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn panel, called "Behind the Realm ...
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SXSW Gaming Awards finalists announced, fan vote open


Get in there: voting open now
Feb 13
// Dale North
The first-ever SXSW Gaming Awards have announced the first finalists. These were picked from games that were released in 2013, by industry judges and cool folks such as yours truly. You'll see the usual suspects in the Game o...
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Awards

2014 BAFTA game award nominations announced


The usual suspects
Feb 12
// Jordan Devore
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has come out with its nominations honoring last year's videogames. We've seen enough awards that you surely know what I'm about to type. Much like the D.I.C.E. Awards, it's plau...
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The Last of Us wins 10 D.I.C.E. Awards


Winners announced
Feb 07
// Dale North
Naughty Dog's The Last of Us swept the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Award, taking everything from Outstanding Achievement in Story to the Game of the Year awards last night, sweeping the majority of the 13 categories they were nomina...
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EVO 2014

Check out the EVO 2014 lineup, with Smash in limbo


Killer Instinct is in
Feb 06
// Chris Carter
Last year's EVO was one of my favorite events of 2013, and now we have the lineup for EVO 2014, courtesy of Mr. Wizard on the iPlayWinner's podcast stream. The lineup consists of Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel ...
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Ken Kutaragi receiving Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC


Respawn's Abbie Heppe set to host the award show
Jan 29
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The "Father of PlayStation" Ken Kutaragi is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gaming during the Game Developers Choice Awards. The ceremony takes place on March 19 starting at 6:30PM Pacif...
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D.I.C.E. Summit and awards to be streamed live on Twitch


Felicia Day, Freddie Wong to co-host
Jan 24
// Dale North
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Annual D.I.C.E. Summit and Awards are usually a pretty closed off event. For the longest time it has been an invite-only event for the game development community, with the guest...
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Booth babes

'Booth babes don't work' says marketer Spencer Chen


'An indefensible practice'
Jan 16
// Chris Carter
Spencer Chen, head of marketing and growth for Frontback, has weighed in with his expertise on the booth babe situation -- a topic that usually resurfaces during every major gaming convention. Spurred by CES, Chen h...
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Double Fine

Double Fine regains rights to Costume Quest and Stacking


Plans re-release of titles, including Psychonauts, sometime next year
Nov 26
// Alessandro Fillari
In a recent press release from the San Francisco developer Double Fine, we have learned that the recent owners of the titles Costume Quest and Stacking, Nordic Games, have handed the rights back to the creators. Previously ow...
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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

From PC to console: Octodad dev on making the transition


Developer talks professional perception of his indie studio
Nov 13
// Alessandro Fillari
In recent years, large publishers have taken steps towards embracing titles made by independent developers, and in many cases it has paid off incredibly well. With the new next-gen systems on the horizon, a number of indie de...
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Xbox One

Man who got an Xbox One early invited to launch event


Microsoft invites gamer to launch party after retailer mix up
Nov 11
// Alessandro Fillari
It looks like things worked out for Swami, AKA the guy who got an Xbox One early and posted an unboxing video. Not long after detailing his experiences on Twitter, his system was banned from Xbox Live and his video was hit b...
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GDC 2014

Game Developers Conference 2014 dates announced


Returns once more to San Francisco in March
Nov 06
// Conrad Zimmerman
Hands-down, my favorite event of the year is the Game Developers Conference. Between the sessions and the opportunity to commune with people who share an incredible passion for games, I always come away from it with a new per...
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Typing of the Dead: Overkill was almost never released


When passion and a bizarre zombie game collide
Nov 02
// Alessandro Fillari
To pretty much everyone's surprise, Sega released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill just in time for Halloween. In this sequel of sorts to the infamous Typing of the Dead for the Sega Dreamcast and Arcade, players must put the...
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Dtoid's PAX Schedule

Dtoid's community meetup plans for PAX Prime 2013!


Party every day
Aug 31
// mrandydixon
PAX Prime 2013 is just three weeks away RIGHT NOW HOLY SHIT! As always, there will be a ton of games to see and play and panels and parties to attend, and we've listed the very best of them right here for your bookmarking con...
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EVO 2013

The EVO tournament staff wants your feedback for EVO 2013


What were your favorite and least favorite parts?
Jul 26
// Chris Carter
EVO 2013 may have concluded a few weeks ago, but the post-EVO fever isn't over yet, as tons of fighting game announcements have been pouring out since. But as for the event itself, tournament organizers are looking to you, th...
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Giant Bomb Ryan Davis

Giant Bomb's Ryan Davis passes away


He will be missed
Jul 08
// Chris Carter
Giant Bomb has announced today that former GameSpot editor and Giant Bomb co-founder Ryan Davis passed away last week. Ryan was 34 years old, and was recently married. Even if you weren't familiar with his work, the impact he...
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PAX

Fullbright Company is skipping PAX Prime in protest


Call it irreconcilable differences
Jun 21
// Abel Girmay
For independent developers, being able to show off their work at the PAX Indie Megabooth is a great opportunity. It's a good way to get exposure from both the press and the general gaming populace. Following a string of quest...
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Microsoft returns to gamescom this year


With new Xbox, we're sure
May 08
// Dale North
I'm still kind of mad about Microsoft not showing up to gamescom or Tokyo Game Show last year. It was like going to a party where you expected one of the regulars to show up, but the whole experience just ended up being awkwa...
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We answer The Question
Microsoft is gearing up to reveal the next generation of Xbox hardware in just a scant two weeks, but what will they be showing? In our latest installment of The Question, we make predictions for the event on May 21.  What are your hopes, dreams and expectations?

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Wii Vitality Sensor

Whatever happened to the Wii Vitality Sensor?


Expert contends it wasn't sophisticated enough
May 02
// Chris Carter
I remember seeing the presentation for the Wii Vitality Sensor live at E3 2009. I remember the muddled "huh?" and "um, what?" exclamations in the audience, followed by a "I guess it could be cool for Silent Hill" response by ...
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E3 2013

2K Games won't have a booth at this year's E3


But will still be lurking around Los Angeles
Apr 26
// Jordan Devore
In today's mildly interesting, good-to-know-in-advance news, 2K Games has revealed it will not be at E3 2013 with a proper booth and everything that entails. Instead, the publisher will utilize its Twitch.tv and YouTube ...
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New dates The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses


Baltimore and Grand Rapids added
Apr 22
// Dale North
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...
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GDC 2013

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


GDC 2014: March 17 - 21
Apr 02
// Dale North
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 ...
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GDC Hangover Pary

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


Party with the Dtoid staff and community!
Mar 29
// mrandydixon
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...
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GDC

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


Class of GDC: Photo Playset
Mar 29
// Jordan Devore
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...
Game of the Year et al. photo
Game of the Year et al.

Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards


More than half of the awards, including Game of the Year
Mar 28
// Steven Hansen
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 ...

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