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Bungie doesn't think you should be disappointed by the lack of exploration on Earth in Destiny


But you probably will be
Jul 29
// Brittany Vincent
For fans concerned that the amount of areas available to players in Destiny, Bungie has spoken out in a bid to reassure the masses. And their idea of reassuring those who participated in the Destiny beta is to basically pop o...

Hyper Light Drifter is the developer's own 'dream game'

Apr 17 // Spencer Hayes
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Row Row fight Triple A
When you look to hard-hitting journalism you (hopefully) look to Destructoid. In keeping with this tradition we had the creators of Hyper Light Drifter onto our live channel to talk about developing the game while we totally...

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20 minutes of Titanfall for your hype pleasure


It certainly mechs for a pretty game
Oct 06
// Abel Girmay
I have to admit that despite all of the adoration and anticipation surrounding Titanfall, I haven't been feeling the hype myself. I know I'm not alone in this sentiment, but I like to believe I have been keeping my cynicism ...
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Pokemon X/Y is the most pre-ordered 3DS game in Japan


Because of course it is
Oct 02
// Abel Girmay
With only ten days left until release, Pokemon X and Y have collectively claimed the crown of the most pre-ordered 3DS game in Japan, reports Famitsu. Sitting at a pretty 1.26 million copies pre-ordered, X and Y have edged ou...

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There are no such things as stupid questions...
PAX attendees are in for a super special treat next week. The infamous Keiji Inafune will be delivering an hour-long panel in the Kraken Theater on Saturday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. He'll run through his 25-year industry care...

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Come join us for Evo 2013 festivities in San Francisco


Only the hype-est need apply
Jul 14
// Spencer Hayes
I think I've made it pretty clear that I think San Francisco is the best city in America. No, that's not up for debate. To help solidify these claims we've teamed up with Dear Mom in San Francisco to craft the finest Evo 2013...
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The Question: Is Halo 4 living up to the hype?


Sound off on one of 2012's biggest games!
Nov 07
// Jim Sterling
Today is sloooooow. It's the day after the US presidential elections, and the day after Halo 4 launched, so the game industry is busy sleeping off one heck of a late night. We're still here though, and today's the perfect tim...
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The World Ends with You: Solo Remix out now


Aug 27
// Jim Sterling
It was leaked ahead of time that Square Enix was building to an iOS port of The World Ends with You, something that would have infuriated hyped fans under normal circumstances. However, Square Enix had hinted that it wasn't j...
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Of course you do! I just got back from an early visit to the L.A. Convention Center, home to next week's massive industry event: E3. You may have heard about it. The final preparations are almost complete, with companies putt...

What are you the most excited for at this year's E3?

May 17 // Chad Concelmo
  Would you like a long, detailed explanation of why I will cream my jeans over anything Beyond Good & Evil 2 related, or should I just leave it at that image?   The Last of Us.That's it. Jaded.   All I really want out of E3 this year is for Nintendo to blow us away with their online strategy.I want games to be linked to accounts, and possibly some sort of cloud based service on offer. I want full confirmation of how a friends list will work, and possibly some Wii U online details. It would be nice if they possibly acknowledged their inability to address a proper digital storefront on the Wii, how they fixed it on the 3DS's eShop, and how they plan on fixing it even further for the Wii U. If they somehow offer a WiiWare/Wii VC transfer deal like they did for the DSi to 3DS, I'll also be pretty happy.   Any flicker or glimpse of next-next gen.   I'm curious about this action-adventure game Harmonix is making. Maybe they won't unveil at show, though.I'm also curious about Retro's next game. I wonder what Nintendo franchise they'll take a stab at next? I predict a Star Fox Wii U reboot that will blow people away. Other than that, I'm excited to hang out with everyone from Destructoid!   To get my hands on all the first-person shooters. Apparently I was the very first person to RSVP to the Halo 4 special event. I don't know if I should be proud of that or not.   Oddly enough, I'm actually excited about seeing Nintendo's conference. Not that I'm a fan of what everyone already expects of them (fuck no), but I actually want them to present something that makes me say, "Alright, that's pretty cool. I'll give them that one." Something that actually attracts me as a hardcore gamer, and not the "Nintendo fan" that I haven't been since I was 13. I didn't even bother looking at the Wii U last E3. Did not give a single fuck.I actually miss owning their hardware, though. And while I'd own mainly hardcore games on it, it's nice to have that variety and potential of all three consoles. After an entire generation of offering absolutely no incentive for me to buy their stuff, it'd be nice if they suddenly stated, "Oh, by the way, we're partnering up with [Big AAA Publisher] to provide exclusive, hardcore titles not seen anywhere else!" I'd shit my pants and throw my money at them.I mean, I know that probably won't happen. Nintendo has had entire conferences where they didn't show a single bit of software, after all, but I like being proven wrong ... in that pleasant way where I still get something nice out of my misjudgement.   It would be great if Sony came out and showed a nice, long gameplay demo of The Last Guardian, and followed that up by announcing a concrete release date. And preferably, that release date would be sometime in 2012.A man can dream, can't he?   It sounds like a lot of people are excited to see what Nintendo is up to! I am as well, but I could care less about "online strategies" or "hardcore partnerships". What I care about is the videogames. Yes, it is the videogames that I like the most.This is first year in a while that Nintendo has something to prove on all fronts, and that need to act could lead to great things. Both the 3DS and the Wii U really need to really come out with guns blazing, and Nintendo knows it. This is not a year where they can rest on their past successes. Seeing that they've already announced Pikmin 3 and a new 2D Mario game, I'm feeling pretty confident that they are in the right mindset to show Nintendo fans what they want to see. Not to be rude, but if you're not a Nintendo fan, I'm not sure why you'd want Nintendo to start trying to cater to your tastes all of a sudden. To have the company start to conform to the styles of other developers would only work to make the world of videogames less interesting. I won't be watching the Microsoft presentation hoping to see a new old-school platformer or a lighthearted exercise in expert game design, so I don't see why you'd want to check out Nintendo's press conference for the potential "hardcore-ness".Besides, the last time Nintendo announced a "hardcore AAA exclusive", it was Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Great game, but no one bought it. Not sure if that's a road that anyone would want to go down again. I'd love to be proven wrong on that though!As for new games. hoping to see some of Killer is Dead, Nicalis's 3DS/Wii U project, Playstation All-Stars, Dragon Quest X, Team Meat's new game, Resident Evil 6, Code of Princess, Bit. Trip Presents: Runner 2, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King!, Fatal Frame 2, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us, and The Last Story. Whoa, that's a lot of "lasts" this year!Also really hoping Capcom announces a new Mega Man game and that it doesn't look awful. A new Darkstalkers title would be nice surprise as well.Besides games, I'm just excited to see my Dtoid family and my game developer acquaintances/heroes again this year. There is never enough time at E3, but I hope to make the most of the time that I have.   I don't have anything I'm excited for, but I don't really function that way. Watching everybody else get hyped up for games and then have them fail to meet their expectations over the years has made me far more measured when it comes to my own anticipation level, lest I suffer a similar fate. No, excitement happens in the moment, whether it's witnessing the rapid-fire information dump of the press conferences or wandering the floor and discovering an approach to a game problem I haven't seen attempted before.And that's what I'm actually looking forward to, being excited. E3 is raw spectacle and energy and you can't help but get a little on you.   I'm with Conrad. There isn't anything specific I'm super excited for, because the games they show are usually along the lines of "like that one game you like, but different." The last E3s were only really fun to watch unfold from home when something went hilariously disastrous, such as the Konami press conference of E3 2010, or Ubisoft's press conference with the laser tag nonsense. Having said that, if they show a new Deus Ex game, a new big budget space combat game like TIE Fighter or Freespace 2, or a submarine-based underwater action-adventure where you crew a ship I-War style with a Hunt for Red October mission, I'll lose my shit.   ---- Now it's your turn. What are you the most excited for at this year's E3? TO THE COMMENTS!
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Every year, E3 rolls in surrounded by a sea of hype and anticipation. Sometimes, this hype is surpassed with giant waves of unexpected news and announcements. Other times, the show ends in disappointment, as many of the new g...

E3 is only one month away!

May 03 // Chad Concelmo
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E3 is the biggest videogame industry event of the year, and with good reason: It is out of control. In a good way, of course. Huge game announcements, non-stop news, a whirlwind of assets -- it's one of the best, most excitin...

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Could a new Baldur's Gate be on the way?


Feb 29
// Jim Sterling
A new teaser site has crept onto the thing we call the Internet, and it brings sultry promises of new Baldur's Gate content. The site plays music, has a few images, and bears a quote from Alaundo, but the stuff hidden in the ...
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Fighterpedia brings you late-night Skullgirls hype


Feb 07
// Tony Ponce
For today's after-hours entertainment, Woolie and Matt of Fighterpedia present the ladies of Skullgirls, hot and vicious for your pleasure. The video is a five-minute excuse for the boys to gush incoherently about how awesom...
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Valve begins hyping something (HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED OMG)


Dec 12
// Jim Sterling
This past Saturday, Valve released a video featuring Portal 2 antagonist Wheatley. Unsurprisingly, the Internet descended upon it with icepicks and magnifying glasses, ready to take it apart and examine every frame for clues ...
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Sony: If you care about games, you'll want a PS Vita


Nov 29
// Jim Sterling
If you're a real gamer, Sony is calling you out! Sony executive Michael Denny has essentially challenged anybody who thinks they like videogames, claiming that if you care about them, you're going to want a PlayStation V...
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Have some Zelda orchestra for your face


Nov 12
// Tony Ponce
Alright, Skyrim had its time in the sun. Now to switch hype trains and get pumped for Skyward Sword! Fans who were unable to attend the 25th Anniversary Symphony will still be able to get their jam on with the special CD pac...
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[Update: Here it is! BOOM! As you can see in the footage, we're going back to San Andreas. At least the Los Santos area, judging from the footage. Oh wowzer!] Grand Theft Auto V's debut trailer is happening today and we've g...

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PS3 firmware update 3.72 announced as Sony builds hype


Sep 20
// Jim Sterling
The biggest release this week is undoubtedly a PS3 exclusive -- Firmware Update 3.72! Sony is so excited about this update -- which does nothing of value -- that it's announced its release ahead of time on the PlayStation Blo...
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Call of Duty Elite rewards 'best community in the world'


Jun 23
// Jim Sterling
Activision has said that Call of Duty has the best community of fans in the world, and that is why it's charging a subscription fee for Call of Duty Elite, the new optional service that will soon allow fans access to a variet...
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Zelda Skyward Sword 'best example' of Nintendo innovation


Mar 09
// Jim Sterling
King of all Badasses Reggie Fils-Aime has been talking up The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, confidently claiming that it shows off the best example of Nintendo-brand innovation.  "We continue to be distinctive based on...
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Sony: Shift to 3D will be quicker than the shift to HDTV


Dec 23
// Jim Sterling
Sony's firm belief in 3DTV as the future has been given a little extra cement by SCEE president Andrew House, who has restated the company's faith in the technology, and also noted that people will shift to 3D at a faster rat...
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Molyneux: Kinect will spawn new controllers


Dec 06
// Jim Sterling
Microsoft Game Studios boss and hyperbole master Peter Molyneux has warned against writing Kinect off so early. Despite it looking like a game that will do little more than on-rails shooters and dancing games, everybody's fav...
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Pachter doesn't believe Kinect/Move shortages are real


Nov 29
// Jim Sterling
Industry analyst and milk thief Michael Pachter has question claims that Kinect and PlayStation Move are in short supply. He believes instead that Microsoft and Sony are deliberately withholding units in order to keep up dema...
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MS: You better order Kinect by the end of the week


Nov 18
// Jim Sterling
Microsoft is continuing the drive the Kinect hype train at full speed, attempting to cause consumer hysteria in time for the holidays. According to Xbox Live boss Don Mattrick, if you don't buy a Kinect before this week is ov...

It's a Kinect for Xbox 360 launch coverage bonanza!

Nov 03 // Nick Chester
Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 is now officially available for purchase in North America, and that means our launch coverage has begun. We threw a slew of stories online all at once, but here's a handy guide in case you're looking to follow along at home. {{page_break}} The Hardware Review: Going controller-free with Kinect for Xbox 360 The Games Review: Dance Central Review: Fighters Uncaged (coming soon) Review: Kinect Adventures Review: Kinectimals (coming soon) Review: Kinect JoyRide (coming soon) Review: Kinect Sports Review: MotionSports (coming soon) Review: Sonic Free Riders (coming soon) Review: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved The Other Stuff Kinect launch from New York City, Times Square photos This post will be updated over the next few days, so keep it bookmarked for all of our coverage surrounding Kinect's launch! Have any questions about Kinect games or hardware I can answer for you? Ask in the comments, and when I wake up from this Kinect-induced coma (my legs hurt), I'll do my best to answer what I can.
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Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 is now officially available for purchase in North America, and that means our launch coverage has begun. We threw a slew of stories online all at once, but here's a handy guide in case you're looking to follow along at home. 

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Ballmer: Kinect is the Xbox 360's 'next generation'


Oct 05
// Jim Sterling
The inside of Steve Ballmer's underpants glisten with pre-cum whenever he thinks about Kinect, if his latest statements were made with any degree of sincerity. The hyperactive Microsoft creature has declared that his company'...
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Sony: Move feels better than a mouse & keyboard


Aug 12
// Jim Sterling
The PC is considered the home of the real-time-strategy game, with the mouse and keyboard providing uncontested control of a battlefield. Sony, however, has other ideas, claiming instead that PlayStation Move has what it take...
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Ninja Theory didn't enjoy being a PS3 launch developer


Jul 29
// Jim Sterling
Ninja Theory isn't in the spotlight as much as it used to be, and there's no denying that Enslaved: Odyssey to the West has less of a spotlight than Heavenly Sword did. According to the studio, however, this is a good thing. ...
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Electronic Arts: 3DS will 'sell like hotcakes'


Jul 23
// Jim Sterling
If there's one thing I love about the 3DS, it's the giddy excitement that it seems to inspire from jaded writers and world-weary developers alike. Electronic Arts is the latest to radiate the hyperactive glee of a small child...
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Street Fighter 4 producer has something big on the way


Jul 05
// Jonathan Holmes
Guess what? A videogame developer is working on a videogame, and he's excited. Here's the part of the post that is news. Yoshinori Ono, producer of the Street Fighter 4 games, pitched a game to Capcom's head of Research and D...

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