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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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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...   more

I get excited about a Wappy Dog photo

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...   more

Kingdoms of Amalur doesn't just recycle its dungeons photo

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...   more

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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...   more

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded has Daniel Craig, rejoice!  photo

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 ...   more

City building with Ridge Racer: Unbounded photo

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...   more

Gamescom Day 2 wrap up photo

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.   more

Gamescom 2011 day-one wrap up photo

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....   more

Meet the Gamescom 2011 team photo

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. ...   more

BritToid Ep 14: Keep calm and fondle the back photo

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...   more

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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...   more

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

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...   more

BritToid Ep 12: Keep calm and touch a bear photo

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...   more

Interview: Speaking to Tomonobu Itagaki for Devil's Third photo

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...   more

BritToid Ep 11: Keep calm and plug the flow photo

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...   more

Calibur11 reveal Gears of War vault for Xbox360 photo

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...   more

Drink, relax and play in South England photo