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Banjo-Kazooie photo
Banjo-Kazooie

New Banjo-Kazooie shown at SXSW


Motion control for everyone, literally
Mar 15
Are you ready to have a sad? The SXSW Gaming Awards had Banjo and Kazooie on screen being flown through the air via audience participation with the use of motion controls. No new game has been announced from Rare just yet, th... read
Top 10 PAX East photo
All the winners, in no particular order
PAX East ended several days ago, but its memory lingers on -- as does the sickness it bestowed on a handful of us poor Destructoid staffers. Much like how Jesus died for our sins, we risked our health for you, dear readers. S... read feature

Tim Schafer interview photo
Schafer talks Broken Age, crowdfunding, narrative, and butts
Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Tim Schafer, who was in attendance to hand Shadow of Mordor the BAFTA for Best Design, we spent ten minutes discuss... read feature

Ashley Johnson Interview photo
An interview spanning high and low brow material
Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Ashley Johnson following her BAFTA win for Best Performance for voicing Ellie in The Last of Us and its story DLC L... read feature

Writers Guild Award photo
Writers Guild Award

Big names dominate Writers Guild Award nominations


Two Assassin's Creeds, Alien, and The Last of Us DLC
Jan 13
Anyone that's of the belief that mainstream videogames are often devoid of great writing will need to look somewhere other than the Writers Guild of America for vindication. The organization's nominees for Outstanding Achieve... read
GOTY 2014 (2006) photo
Goddo Hando delivers a Reverse Hell Kick Granny Smacker to 2014
Yes, it's now 2015--though I'm still writing 2014 on all my checks!!!--but how can anyone do a definitive Game of the Year award until the year is officially over? Until that big dang ball drops down in The Big Apple, the Big... read feature

PS' GOTYs photo
PS' GOTYs

PlayStation owners loved Destiny more than any other game in 2014


Dark Souls II won best PS3 game
Jan 08
We're well into the new year, but not everyone's put 2014 squarely in their rearviewmirror. PlayStation Blog just finished tallying the votes to determine which games Sony fans were most fond of last year. All PlayStation pla... read
IGF 2015 photo
IGF 2015

2015 Independent Games Festival finalists named


A bunch of cool games are getting awards soon
Jan 07
We're a couple months away from March's Game Developers Conference, where everyone has to travel to where I live (uh, the city, not my home) and I just get to roll out of a nice non-hotel bed and make my way to appointments. ... read
SWERY's 2014 GotY photo
The director of Deadly Premonition and D4 looks back at 2014
[Swery is the man behind Deadly Premonition and D4. The latter has kept him busy over the last year, so he hasn't been able to finish every game he loves. But love is not finite, finished, and with an eyebrow game this o... read feature

GOTY Full communism photo
Which game scored top Marx?
I'm back, baby! You thought Steven Hansen's Destructoid's 2014 GOTY awards were done at three, come sambuca con la mosca? That we want health, happiness, and prosperity, rather than four (death)? We're up all night to get unl... read feature

Community Choice Award photo
Community Choice Award

Destructoid's Game of the Year 2014 Community Choice Award!


And the winner is...
Dec 29
What a wild year it's been for us gamers. In spite of all the insanity this industry inevitably attracts, when we look back on everything that has happened over the last 12 months, I think there's one thing we can all agree o... read
Overall GOTY photo
... a game that will never stop
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Why do we love videogames? Some say it's the escapism, or the ability to wrap you up in a story that you get to help tell as it's being told to you. Others say it's the way they can bring fri... read feature

Narrative GOTY photo
...not just one game
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Any game can use cut scenes to tell a great story. That trick was impressive back when CD-ROMs were cutting-edge technology. Today, the expectation for story-focused games is to work towards ... read feature

Mechanics GOTY photo
... a game that really rolls off the tongue
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] The idea behind the best mechanics category is to highlight games that you'd love to play even if they had stick-figure graphics, no multiplayer, no music, and no story. Some of them may be f... read feature

Rust's GOTY photo
Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Another year, another series of GOTY lists fueled by fanboyism and cognitive dissonance. We all know the AAA games get their fair share of nods and stick shakes. That's why I'm here to tell the world what my GOTY games are fo... read feature

Multiplayer GOTY photo
...not a first-person shooter
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Counting up the votes for Dtoid's Best Multiplayer Design was exciting. I had no idea how the voting would go. Big games like Destiny, Titanfall, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare didn't do ... read feature

GOTY Awards photo
Best of 2014
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] If we are the world, then technically this award is for all of us. Pat yourselves on the back. Only 12 games are being nominated, though, and only 1 will be winning the award. But it's an hon... read feature

GOTY Awards photo
Best of 2014
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] You can have the greatest narrative in the world and sprinkle memorable characters and scenes throughout a game, but all of it's for naught if your mechanics can't shine through. As the great Irvi... read feature

GotY 2014: Goldblum photo
Life finds a way
Someone once told me I talk like Jeff Goldblum. This is not true. I also don't look like Charlie Day, Peter Frampton, Bret McKenzie, Michael Sheen, or Dikembe Mutombo. But at least I appreciated the former (tip: don... read feature

GOTY Awards photo
Best of 2014
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] It's impossible to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes for great narrative design. It's just something you know when you see. It's more than an outstanding story (although, that's certainl... read feature

GOTY 2014: Musical photo
Not too many releases 'let it go' this year with the song and/or dance
What a dismal showing this year. Last year had Frozen, which tailed into this year, world without end, amen, with a long icy tail like Halley's comet. When are we going to have the "Let it Go" of videogames? We'll never ... read feature

GOTY Awards photo
Best of 2014
[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Friends can make any game worth playing. Growing up, couch play was a staple in my household. I would often have videogame themed birthday parties, inviting all of my buddies over to have fighting... read feature

GOTY 2014: Illiteracy photo
Pronounce your way out of an anus
Might be your taste makers on this webpage made a Huge™ boner and left Samurai Gunn out of its 2014 game of the year plans. Because of its mid-December 2013 release, it was left out last year, too, and should ... read feature

PSX photo
In no particular order
With regard to games shown at last weekend's PlayStation Experience, Sony had two noticeable strengths: its first-party mega-titles and the projects of its ever-growing stable of independent developers. While PlayStation fans... read feature

King's Quest photo
King's Quest

Sierra and Odd Gentlemen show off new King's Quest at The Game Awards


Once upon an astounding time
Dec 05
At the Game Awards tonight, the founders of Sierra Ken and Roberta Williams were honored with the Industry Icon Award for their work in the early days of videogame development. After Ken demonstrated his inability to adjust ... read
The Game Awards photo
The Game Awards

Game Awards? In this economy? Watch them here!


I had to outsource this headline to Steven
Dec 05
Geoff Keighley's not-affiliated-with-Spike Game Awards are tonight. Gosh, it really has been a year since he co-hosted VGX with Joel McHale. (Let us never speak of that again.) The show will be streamed live out of Las Vegas... read
The Game Awards photo
The Game Awards

Xbox isn't revealing anything at The Game Awards 2014


Sometimes no news is news
Dec 02
There are a few dates every year that we can bank on new videogames being revealed. The first couple days of E3 are the best for this. However, in recent years, the annual December videogames awards show has proven to hold it... read
Metal Gear Solid photo
Metal Gear Solid

MGSV: The Phantom Pain's online mode will debut at The Game Awards


New gameplay trailer for MGO will debut next week
Nov 26
Next week is looking to be a pretty exciting time for gaming. With The Game Awards showing off world premieres of upcoming titles, and the PlayStation Experience doing the same, it's definitely going to be a busy and eventful... read
The Game Awards photo
The Game Awards

Move over Spike, there's a new (Dew-free?) Game Awards


No more Doritos and Mountain Dew
Nov 10
Max and I had fun last year getting drunk and making fun of the Spike "VGX" at a slightly slower rate than its own co-host, Joel McHale, tore into it.  Former VGX producer Geoff Keighley is now putting his weight behind ... read
Cool games photo
Cool games

Izle leads Game Connection Development Award winners


In the company of Limbo, Loading Human and other past winners
Oct 31
Game Connection Europe held its annual Development Awards this week in Paris, with Area Effect's Izle leading the way with five wins. Each of the ten categories feature two possible awards, the European Games Booster Award an... read






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