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GameStop

GameStop Expo 2014 is helping to celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary


Batman still going strong even after all these years
Aug 18
GameStop is celebrating Batman's 75th year with several events at GameStop Expo 2014. Players can get hands-on early access to LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham by TT Games, for one, and Arkham Knight fans will be able to see and ... read
Assassin's Creed Rogue

Ubisoft's already offering the first hands-on with Assassin's Creed Rogue


Try it first at gamescom
Aug 06
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... read
gamescom

There's going to be a capacity crowd on gamescom's Saturday


Other days aren't sold out yet
Jul 16
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... read
EGX

Alien Isolation, Evolve, and Volume are playable at EGX 2014


The renamed Eurogamer Expo is happening in London on September 25 - 28
Jul 09
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: ... read
QuakeCon

Here are your QuakeCon 2014 tournaments and trials


Go forth and frag
Jul 02
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... read
Japan Expo

Hironobu Sakaguchi revealing surprise project at Japan Expo


Surprise! It's probably not the game you were hoping for
Jun 26
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... read
GaymerX

This is the last year for the GaymerX convention as we know it


It will be pared down in the future
Apr 14
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... read
New PAX

Penny Arcade announces PAX South


To be held in San Antonio
Apr 13
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... read

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2014 plans!


Party with your community!
Apr 12
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... read

Are you going to PAX East this year? Let us know!


And while you're at it, sign up to wear the Mr Destructoid helmet!
Mar 15
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... 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
MAGFest 12

This is what MAGFest 12 looks like


Pictures from the showfloor
Jan 03
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 ... read
Fanfest 2014

Tickets for EVE Fanfest 2014 are up for sale


Get them before they are gone!
Nov 26
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... read
PAX Australia

2014 PAX Australia tickets are up for sale


Please don't hate me for using this header
Nov 12
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? read
PAX East

PAX East three-day badges are already sold out


Hope you snagged one!
Oct 23
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... read
PAX

PAX East 2014 registration starts tomorrow


Book your tickets from 12:00pm EDT onwards
Oct 22
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... 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
GameWorks Party

Come party with Dtoid and LOST SAGA tonight at PAX!


First 200 people through the door get a cool LOST SAGA backpack
Aug 29
[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... read
Four quick tips for getting the most out of PAX (and making it home alive)
[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 ... read feature

Ubi at PAX

Ubisoft bringing six games and new competition to PAX


What are you looking forward to?
Aug 26
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... read
Indie MEGABOOTH

PAX Prime's Indie MEGABOOTH will have more than 80 games


This is where I'll be 90% of the time
Aug 15
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... read
PAX Prime 2013

Are you going to PAX Prime 2013? Let us know!


And while you're at it, sign up to wear the Mr Destructoid helmet!
Jul 22
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... read
Ubisoft E3

Ubisoft's E3 plans include South Park: The Stick of Truth


And all the other games that you expect
May 29
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... read
Dtoid PAX East meetups

Here are Destructoid's PAX East 2013 plans!


Come party with the Dtoid community all weekend long
Mar 22
[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... read
Three weekend passes and two Saturday passes up for grabs!
[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 ... read feature

PAX East Community List

Are you going to PAX East? Let us know!


And while you're at it, join the Dtoid PAX Google Group
Mar 02
[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... read
Otakon

Otakon coming to Las Vegas in 2014


Organizers announce second annual convention
Feb 23
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, ... read
gamescom 2013

Nintendo added as an exhibitor for gamescom 2013


The big show just got bigger
Feb 20
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... read
CCP knows how to party

EVE Fanfest has a trailer and tickets for sale


Party in Iceland with crazy developers
Feb 04
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... read

The Mega Manathon is running at MAGFest right now


Pew pew for the kids
Jan 04
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... read






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