Video Game Conventions

Assassin's Creed Rogue may have only been officially announced for an entire day now, but Ubisoft already has plans to let fans try it out in the very near future. If you happen to be at gamescom in Cologne, Germany next...
It shouldn't take anyone by surprise that there are going to be a lot of people at gamescom. After all, it's one of the world's largest videogame conventions. One of the trade show's four days is officially at capacity, howev...
The re-branded EGX London (formerly the Eurogamer Expo) has announced the first batch of games that will be playable on the show floor. There's no big surprises as publishers have broken out the big guns like Evolve, Alien: ...
Quake Live players from all over the world will be competing for money and ego at QuakeCon 2014. The event is being held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Players will be competing from a prize pool of more than $40,000...
Hironobu Sakaguchi is making an appearance at Japan Expo next Wednesday, during which he'll discuss his prolific career and a secret project he's got in the works. I'm hoping it's a Final Fantasy kind of secret, you know what...
I've heard nothing but good things about the LGBTQ focused convention GaymerX, and I had hoped to make it out at some point to see what it was all about. But according to the con's official Twitter account, GaymerX2, set to t...
Penny Arcade heads Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkin have announced "PAX South," a brand new expo to be held in San Antonio, Texas. Not many details were given outside of those parameters, but my guess is it'll function jus...
Update! Our meetup dates/locations for Friday and Saturday have changed. (E&C is now on Saturday.) See below for more details! PAX East 2014 is just a week away in two days TODAY! As is the case every year, the Dtoid comm...
PAX East 2014 will be here before we know it! Every year, Dtoiders from across the globe make the trek to Boston for this annual gathering of the gaming community, and every year we have an absolute blast! This time around wi...
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 ...
Destructoid is at MAGFest 12, and in addition to our "Community First" panel, we're also roaming the halls looking for trouble. For those of you who haven't attended before, there's a large dealer room to peruse and purchase ...
Tickets for CCP's mega party for EVE Online are now available. If you want to travel to Iceland and hang out with nerds who like spreadsheets, then head on over to the official Fanfest page and buy your ticket. Early bird tic...
Tickets for the second year of PAX Australia are now available for purchase. Each day pass is $55 AUD, and the three day passes are $150 AUD. The 2014 show will be at the  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and it will run from October 31 to November 2. How many Australians do we have reading the site? Are you guys excited? Will you ride kangaroos to the show?
You know how badges just went on sale this morning for PAX East 2014? Yeah, the three-day passes are already gone. That's kind of how PAX has been lately; you need to be on your game if you plan on going to the show. The fort...
If you're thinking about attending PAX East in Boston next year, then you'd better be connected to the internet at 12:00pm EDT tomorrow. That's when tickets for the 2014 show in Boston will go on sale and if it's anything lik...
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...
[Update: Party starts in about five hours! Communitoid fans will want to show up even earlier, because we're doing a live recording starting at 7:30 and YOU can be a part of it!] PAX may not officially begin until Friday, but...
[Pictured: a poor soul who barely made it out alive, holding the avatars of those who couldn't make it at all.] PAX is wonderful. But it's also a downright daunting experience for newcomers and veterans alike. I don't know a ...
PAX Prime is just a mere four days away. Where has the time gone? As people flock to the Emerald City by the tens of thousands, companies are revealing their plans for the convention. Today, Ubisoft announced that it's showca...
The Indie MEGABOOTH just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Topping PAX Prime 2012's 30 games and PAX East 2013's 62 games, the booth at PAX Prime 2013 will feature at least 84 different titles from more than 60 studios and wi...
It's that time again! At the end of every summer, we Dtoiders trek up to Seattle for the greatest gathering of gamers in the industry: PAX Prime! As usual, the Destructoid crew will be out in full force again this year, repre...
At the beginning of the month, Ubisoft came out and said that it hadn't forgotten about South Park: The Stick of Truth, despite very little promotion after acquiring the game in the THQ fire-sale. That apparently still holds...
[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...
[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 ...
[Update: PAX East is in three weeks! If you haven't joined our Google Group or added your name to the list below, let us know ASAP!] Holy crap! PAX East is just around the corner! Every year, Dtoiders from around the globe ma...
PAX is awesome and E3 is a spectacle, but for those that find themselves smitten by Japanese culture few conventions rival Baltimore's very own Otakon. One of the largest and longest-running anime expos in the United States, ...
After sitting out 2012, event organizers have announced that Nintendo will be returning to gamescom in 2013. The Germany-based convention is the largest in the world, with more than 275,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors in 2012...
Tickets are now available for CCP's Fanfest, a celebration of all things EVE Online. This year, we can expect a lot of the coverage to be focused on the integration of Dust  514, since it's now an official part of the E...
MAGFest is a convention of many awesome things, and this year, they've combined two of my favorite things ever: Mega Man, and Child's Play. The fine folks at Half Empty Energy Tank are now running a 72-hour Mega Man charity m...
This weekend the buena gente behind GaymerCon announced that they were successful in obtaining the funding to provide a safe space for LGBTQ folks to hangout and share their love of games. After bringing in nearly four times ...
While there are still those who wonder what the point of Gaymercon is, people with money have demonstrated that it is, at least, important to them. The gay-friendly convention has surpassed its funding within five days, with ...
Last night, Kickstarter got a little more gay. Matt Conn and the organizers of GaymerCon, the first gaming convention with a focus on the LGBTQ community, started their crowdfunding drive with a goal of $25,000. One day ...
PAX East 2012 registration has opened as of today, November 3, so you may want to grab up a pass before they sell out. The expo will be happening April 6th-8th in Boston with one day passes going for $35 and three day passes ...
The World Record for the most videogame character costumes in one place is only 425 costumes? That can't be right. It is right -- technically. This report says that the judges from the Guinness Book of World Records did the o...
Next weekend (October 15 and 16) sees the launch of the EB Games Expo at Australia's Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, offering one and all the opportunity to attend the show and play some upcoming games well befor...
Last we heard, the EB Games Expo happening in Australia's Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre was starting to fill up with some serious contenders in the way of game publishers. Pretty much every major release for the...
Hey gang! PAX is finally over, and holy hell. What a blast. If you haven't checked out any of our coverage, you really should. I asked Skyrim's lead artist how many kinds of fish are in the game, and what's the best way to w...
Just a quick reminder to all you folks in wee Britain like myself that are planning on attending the Eurogamer Expo in London this year! Grab your tickets soon before it's too late! Tickets are already sold out on some d...
On September 2nd and 3rd, Activision will be staging an elaborate event for fans of their Call of Duty franchise. In a 12-acre space somewhere in Los Angeles, the specific location still a mystery, attendees will be able...
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