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QuakeCon 2014: pre-registration opens March 5


Seating packages to roll out this month
Feb 26
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... read

Independent Games Festival audience award voting now open


Game Developers Choice Awards votes also open
Feb 24
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... read

GaymerX2 Kickstarter met its initial goal in only 2 days


July 11-13 in San Francisco
Feb 21
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 ... read
GDC

15 games selected for Indie Megabooth at GDC 2014


From March 17 - 21 in San Francisco
Feb 21
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... read

Final Fantasy XIV producer to speak at GDC 2014


Panel: Behind the Realm Reborn
Feb 20
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 ... read

SXSW Gaming Awards finalists announced, fan vote open


Get in there: voting open now
Feb 13
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... read
Awards

2014 BAFTA game award nominations announced


The usual suspects
Feb 12
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... read

The Last of Us wins 10 D.I.C.E. Awards


Winners announced
Feb 07
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... read
EVO 2014

Check out the EVO 2014 lineup, with Smash in limbo


Killer Instinct is in
Feb 06
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 ... read

Ken Kutaragi receiving Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC


Respawn's Abbie Heppe set to host the award show
Jan 29
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... read

D.I.C.E. Summit and awards to be streamed live on Twitch


Felicia Day, Freddie Wong to co-host
Jan 24
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... read
Booth babes

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


'An indefensible practice'
Jan 16
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... read
Double Fine

Double Fine regains rights to Costume Quest and Stacking


Plans re-release of titles, including Psychonauts, sometime next year
Nov 26
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... read
Octodad: Dadliest Catch

From PC to console: Octodad dev on making the transition


Developer talks professional perception of his indie studio
Nov 13
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... read
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
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... read
GDC 2014

Game Developers Conference 2014 dates announced


Returns once more to San Francisco in March
Nov 06
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... read

Typing of the Dead: Overkill was almost never released


When passion and a bizarre zombie game collide
Nov 02
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... read
Dtoid's PAX Schedule

Dtoid's community meetup plans for PAX Prime 2013!


Party every day
Aug 31
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... read
EVO 2013

The EVO tournament staff wants your feedback for EVO 2013


What were your favorite and least favorite parts?
Jul 26
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... read
Giant Bomb Ryan Davis

Giant Bomb's Ryan Davis passes away


He will be missed
Jul 08
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... read
PAX

Fullbright Company is skipping PAX Prime in protest


Call it irreconcilable differences
Jun 21
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... read

Microsoft returns to gamescom this year


With new Xbox, we're sure
May 08
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... read
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? read feature

Wii Vitality Sensor

Whatever happened to the Wii Vitality Sensor?


Expert contends it wasn't sophisticated enough
May 02
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 ... read
E3 2013

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


But will still be lurking around Los Angeles
Apr 26
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 ... read

New dates The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses


Baltimore and Grand Rapids added
Apr 22
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... read
GDC 2013

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


GDC 2014: March 17 - 21
Apr 02
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 ... read
GDC Hangover Pary

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


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

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


Class of GDC: Photo Playset
Mar 29
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... read
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
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 ... read






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