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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. Much like last...

 
 
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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.  On episode 14...

 
 
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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 initially...

 
 
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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 became the ...

 
 
 
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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 I become al...

 
 
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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 to be on a podca...

 
 
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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 version due to be rel...

 
 
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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 to drink, rela...

 
 
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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 Series latest&nbs...

 
 
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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 the less.  ...

 
 
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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 school style danc...

 
 
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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. 

 
 
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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 I drop the F-bo...

 
 
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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 lost for those who...

 
 
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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 know how awesome h...

 
 
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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 but we were una...

 
 
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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 along with the wh...

 
 
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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 trailer. ...

 
 
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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 wallets for the next...

 
 
 
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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 talks about th...

 
 
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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 Game Director And...

 
 
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Win Insert Coin clothing gift card!

[Update: Contest closed! The winners have been picked by the guys at Insert Coin and Vouchers will be sent to the winners via PM. Check your messages!] Insert Coin clothing are a passionate bunch of gaming geeks who aim to bring subtle...

 
 
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Interview: Move towards realism for new Ace Combat game

After admitting the Ace Combat fanbase has indeed been shrinking, the team behind the latest game Ace Combat: Assault Horizon are working hard to bring their classic game to a wider audience as well as grow the ove...

 
 


About Hollie Bennettone of us since 5:08 AM on 03.26.2007

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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