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I am Hollie 'Pheoinx' Bennett aka Kind of a big deal.

I am the European Community Manager, contributor, host of the BritToid and director of the European video team. I love this website and every damn one of you (well, except you).

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1:30 PM on 10.31.2011

BritToid ep 18: Keep calm and say farewell to Hollie

So here it is, ladies and gentlemen: not only my very last BritToid, but also my very last front-page post as staff here at Destructoid. As of tomorrow, I will be the new Consumer and Community PR for Namco Bandai in the...

Hollie Bennett

7:00 AM on 10.11.2011

BritToid: The Eurogamer Expo 2011 special edition

Eurogamer Expo 2011 was a fantastic event in London which saw a great turn out from Destructoid EU who came together to play some games and duel wield wine.  In this special edition of BritToid the team come to...

Hollie Bennett

11:30 AM on 09.14.2011

BritToid ep 15: Keep calm and have a special edition

Look everybody, it's the BritToid gamescom special edition podcast! About time we got around to posting it, don't you think? In this episode, the usual crew returns to talk about the games we are currently playing, how aweso...

Hollie Bennett

4:30 PM on 08.25.2011

Taking a look at Carbine Studios' new MMO WildStar

NCsoft has been a very popular bunch here at gamescom and it isn't just because of Guild Wars 2. At the press conference, we saw the announcement of WildStar, a completely new MMO from the also newly announced...

Hollie Bennett

3:30 PM on 08.25.2011

Talking Borderlands 2 with Anthony Burch

Borderlands 2 is already set to be extremely popular, and following the presentation at gamescom, it is pretty easy to see why. While at the 2K booth, I managed to hunt down Gearbox Software's very own Anthony Burch to chat about four of the biggest focus points in the development of the game: user interface, AI, weapons, and online.

Hollie Bennett

2:30 PM on 08.25.2011

Interview: Guild Wars 2 will be ready when it is ready

While Guild Wars 2 was announced at gamescom 2010, NCsoft and ArenaNet have spent this last 12 months perfecting the art of continuously releasing enough bits of information to keep fans desperately clinging to the edge of t...

Hollie Bennett

12:00 PM on 08.24.2011

The gamescom 2011 Community Choice Award

While the gamescom editorial team continues to argue over the choice for game of the show, the Destructoid community has been hard at work voting for its favorite, and the results are unanimous. While every day at g...

Hollie Bennett

6:15 PM on 08.23.2011

Lollipop Chainsaw interview: Yes, she is over 18

I had been looking forward to checking Lollipop Chainsaw out all week at gamescom and I wasn't disappointed. While Suda51 wasn't on hand to show us the game himself, he did send us a video assuring that the game's female pro...

Hollie Bennett

12:00 PM on 08.23.2011

Witcher 2 2.0 is on the way and it's completely free

I have been a very big fan of the Witcher 2 since its release and I was very disappointed to learn that the Xbox 360 version had been pushed back to Q1 2012. Yet CD Projket Red has been hard at work and until ...

Hollie Bennett

8:20 AM on 08.23.2011

Getting excited for Assassin's Creed: Revelations

It is no secret that I am a very big fan of Assassin's Creed, and you can imagine my excitement when we saw all new gameplay for Revelations at gamescom. I was even more excited when we saw gameplay of Altair! ...

Hollie Bennett

4:30 PM on 08.21.2011

Playing dress up in Gotham City Imposters

When you leave behind the dark and gritty feel of the current Batman games and add some tongue-in-cheek humor, gameplay and graphics you are left with Monolith's new game, Gotham City Importers. ...

Hollie Bennett

3:15 PM on 08.21.2011

The finer points of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

While my Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim interview at E3 focused on the wider, overarching story and development, here at gamescom we got to see the game in much finer detail. While the majority of demo sessions chose to s...

Hollie Bennett

2:15 PM on 08.21.2011

I have fallen in love with Anno 2070

Over the last six months I have found myself doing a lot more gaming on my PC, and as a result, I am becoming addicted to real time strategy games. So when I saw Anno 2070 at the Ubisoft booth at gamescom 2011, I was instant...

Hollie Bennett

1:15 PM on 08.21.2011

Far Cry 3 gives us the definition of insanity

Following the Far Cry 3 presentation and demo at the Ubisoft booth at gamescom, I got to interview narrative director Jason VandenBerghe, who is without a shadow of a doubt a most amazing man. We don't only ta...

Hollie Bennett

7:15 PM on 08.20.2011

Gamescom Day 3 Wrap up

I don't actually know what happened to Maurice Tan, maybe he got trampled to death as gamescom attendees ran for the Battlefield 3 booth, but either way we managed to replace him. Today Daniel Carneiro, Daniel Seto and mysel...

Hollie Bennett

10:30 AM on 08.20.2011

Talking tanks, planes and ships with Wargaming.net

On the show floor at gamescom I caught up with Wargaming.net, the powerhouse from the East thatis behind the free-to-play MMO World of Tanks. Not only did they take time to ply me with vodka and assure me that their dan...

Hollie Bennett