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Aug 19 // Hollie Bennett

I get excited about a Wappy Dog

When the majority of my team were off seeing Modern Warfare 3 or Prototype 2, I wandered off and found what is likely to be the most amazing game ever known: Wappy Dog. Wappy Dog is a small robotic dog that connect...
Aug 19 // Hollie Bennett

Kingdoms of Amalur doesn't just recycle its dungeons

Following his retirement from major league baseball, Curt Schilling decided to open 38 Studios, which is now working on the open-world RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The new IP has both Todd McFa...
Aug 19 // Hollie Bennett

Mass Effect 3 will see all previous characters return

It is no secret that I am a massive Mass Effect fan and when an interview opportunity came my way, I simply couldn't pass it up.  BioWare boasted that Mass Effect 3 will be the most epic storyline to date and the gamepl...
Aug 19 // Hollie Bennett

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded has Daniel Craig, rejoice!

While many of us still look back fondly on our original GoldenEye days on the Nintendo 64, Activision are attempting to breathe new life into the series with a follow-up now coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Du...
Aug 19 // Hollie Bennett

City building with Ridge Racer: Unbounded

Since I hadn't caught up with Finish developers BugBear since I was in Dubai, gamescom was the perfect opportunity to take a look at the latest announcements for Ridge Racer: Unbounded. This time we take a look at ...
Aug 19 // Hollie Bennett

Gamescom Day 2 wrap up

Yes, can you believe it? Despite no food, sleep and horrible schedules the entire gamescom 2011 team remains alive! Today Maurice Tan, Daniel Carneiro and myself talk about what we have seen, what games we think should be co...
Aug 18 // Hollie Bennett

Gamescom 2011 day-one wrap up

It is the end of our very first day on the show floor at gamescom 2011 and so far every member of the team remains alive, thankfully. Today Maurice Tan, Daniel Carniero and my lovely self take some time to hurl insults, talk about what we have seen and what we continue to look forward to over the next few days.
Aug 16 // Hollie Bennett

Meet the Gamescom 2011 team

While I am probably on my forth or fifth mini-meltdown this week it appears that nearly all my pre-gamescom prep work is completed and the team is eager to be let loose at one of biggest gaming events in the world....
Aug 14 // Hollie Bennett

BritToid Ep 14: Keep calm and fondle the back

Welcome to episode 14 of BritToid, Destructoid's very own Euro-focused gaming podcast, where every fortnight I try to control the madness and stop Dan Seto and Dan Carniero from spending the whole time arguing. ...
Aug 02 // Hollie Bennett

Ubisoft announces official Assassin's Creed apparel

This week Ubisoft has partnered with UK clothing designer Insert Coin to announce its official apparel for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Due to launch in late August/early September, the designs will...
Jul 31 // Hollie Bennett

BritToid Ep 13: Keep calm and do stuff with Angel!

At the end of recording every episode we pick a title which is based on some of the dumb stuff we say. While arguing over what to call this episode I discovered the greatest website of all time - Angel does stuff which b...
Jul 16 // Hollie Bennett

BritToid Ep 12: Keep calm and touch a bear

This episode reaches you in a far more timely manner than we are used to seeing and I proudly present the retun of the full cast for the first time in many, many months.  In episode 12 we ta...
Jul 01 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: Speaking to Tomonobu Itagaki for Devil's Third

While certain people in the games industry make me jump up and down with excitement, there are others who make my personality do a complete U-turn and Tomonobu Itagaki is one of them. Instead of swearing and squealing&n...
Jul 01 // Hollie Bennett

BritToid Ep 11: Keep calm and plug the flow

While this may only be the 11th official BritToid podcast, it is actually our one year anniversary and it has definitely been an interesting adventure. When I started working for Destructoid I always said I wanted t...
Jul 01 // Hollie Bennett

Calibur11 reveal Gears of War vault for Xbox360

Following E3 the majority of you would have gathered that I am quite the Gears fangirl, but despite my love for the franchise I cannot justify getting rid of my new Xbox 360 Slim just for the newly skinned Gears of War versio...
Jul 01 // Hollie Bennett

Drink, relax and play in South England

With the Mana bar having great success in Melbourne, Australia it is great to be contacted by a similar bar hidden away on the south coast of England. The Loading Bar is based in Falmouth and provides gamers with a place...
Jun 22 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: European love up with Steel Series

I have to admit that I am quite the fan of Steel Series and despite him constantly picking on me, I actually enjoy interviewing company CMO Kim Rom.  Huddled in a corner of the E3 show floor Kim runs us through Steel Se...
Jun 22 // Hollie Bennett

BritToid Ep 10: The missing edition

After numerous technical difficulties and a little trip to E3, I can finally announce that the very long awaited and overdue BritToid episode 10 has finally arrived -- on the eve of the recording of BritToid episode 11 none t...
Jun 22 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: We Dance with flailing limbs

Despite a tragic hangover I manage to don a ton of make up, put on some sweatbands and dance around like a fool for your entertainment as I check out We Dance -- the latest music game from Nordic.  Teaming up the old sc...
Jun 16 // Hollie Bennett

Dance Central 2: The Hamza edition

I love Kinect even if I do only use it for impressing my Mum and playing lots of Dance Central. So what else do you do when you see the Dance Central 2 booth at E3? You grab the most metrosexual guy on staff and play Usher. 
Jun 15 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: OMG I interviewed Cliffy B: Fangirl edition

If you follow Destructoid regularly or know anything about me, you will understand how godamn excited I must have been for this interview. I make no apologies for what you are about to watch but I do warn you that ...
Jun 15 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: Discussing the future with CD Projekt Red

Over the last few months, I have started to return to PC gaming -- but it isn't without its flaws, as those who follow me on Twitter are well aware from when I attempted to install The Witcher 2. However, all is not los...
Jun 15 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: Talking sound and steering with MadCatz

First off, let me apologise for the length of this video; it is an epic twenty minutes long and at no point during recording did I want to cut it short. Anyone who has seen my videos with Alex from MadCatz will kno...
Jun 15 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: I'm on a tank doin' flips 'n' s***

While attending the World of Tanks booth to interview SteelSeries, I was approached by the World of Tanks team to interview them as well; I had free time and they had tanks. Done. We tried to do the interview in their booth ...
Jun 15 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: Catching up with APB Reloaded

Ever since I wrote a preview for the original Realtime Worlds version of All Points Bulletin, I would say I am somewhat invested in this game. The original game lasted only six weeks before the servers went down al...
Jun 15 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: Dead Island, it's the holiday from hell

One meeting room that was constantly packed this E3 was one belonging to Deep Silver, publishers of Dead Island, the zombie-infested survival game that took the Internet by storm following the launch of its CG...
Jun 07 // Hollie Bennett

E3: The question: Who won E3 2011?

With Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo press conferences done and dusted, we ask you the most important question of all; Who won? Every year the big three pull out all the stops in an attempt to capture our hearts, minds and walle...
Jun 07 // Hollie Bennett

Exclusive first look at official Sonic anniversary shirts

The guys over at Insert Coin have produced two official t-shirts in conjunction with SEGA to celebrate Sonic's 20th Anniversary and you guys get the very first look:  "This is an absolute honour ...
Jun 03 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: Talking safety cars and clouds for F1 2011

The BAFTA award winning F1 2010 has been Codemasters biggest cash cow to date and they are back, this time looking to bring an even bigger and better game than before. I interview Chief Game Designer Steve Hood who...
Jun 01 // Hollie Bennett

Interview: Codemaster's Bodycount returns from obscurity

At last year's E3, Codemasters announced their new shooter Bodycount. However, since its big unveiling, the game's hardly been seen or heard from until it appeared at Namco Bandai's Level UP event. I interviewed Ga...

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