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The Daily Hotness: Hoegaarden

THE BEER REVIEWS CONTINUE.I'd always heard Hoegaarden was a pretty nice light summer beer, and I thought "What better way to celebrate the fourth than to drink an import"? I was very impressed with the whole thing. Most wheat beers are pret...


The Daily Hotness: Left Hand Milk Stout

My favorite beers are definitely the stouts. They're thick, full-bodied and packed with flavor, without being too nuanced. With Trappist ales, for example, I always feel like I need to focus on the taste because there's so much there. Stout...


Review: Origin EON 11-S

As I'm sure everyone who is familiar with my previous work on Destructoid is already well aware, I have a thing for portable electronics and laptops in particular. Last week, I was able to put Origin's new 11-inch "netbook" through its pace...


The Daily Hotness: Finnegan's Irish Amber

After the spectacular feedback I got from last week's beer review... I've decided to keep doing it. Every Thursday night, I'll have a new beer (new as one I haven't review before) and I'll incorporate it as part of the Hotness. I don't know...


Review: Civilization V: Gods and Kings

Civilization has always had a special place in my heart. As a turn-based 4X strategy game, it is the antithesis of damn-near everything in the shooter-saturated landscape that is the modern game market. When it was initially released in 2...


Slicing up dudes in Dust: An Elysian Tail

You'll have to forgive the lateness of this preview. I was bed-ridden for damn near four days after E3 on account of nerd-flu. Still, if you'll stick around for a little bit, I'd like to tell you about one of my favorite games of the show. ...


The Daily Hotness: Rocheforts are tasty

Not too many people know this, but I'm a budding beer snob. Thanks to JRo, Conrad, and plenty others giving me crap about my beer selections last PAX Prime, I've started trying to broaden my horizons, get out and try new beverages. Tonight,...


E3: Dishonored's quiet revenge

Revenge is probably one of the most universal stories we tell. It's in practically everything from Star Trek, to Moby Dick, to God of War. Now we have Dishonored. The main character, Corvo Atano, is a former member of the Empress' court who...


StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will shake things up

The Major League Gaming Anaheim Spring Championships are running today through Sunday. At the event, Blizzard was offering the press an opportunity to come in and play a few hours worth of multiplayer matches of the Heart of the Swarm ...


E3: Need for Speed: Most Wanted sure feels like Burnout

I freaking love Burnout. Rewarding wanton destruction in a race is right up there with the printing press for the greatest accomplishment of our species. When Criterion took the stage at the EA press conference, I hoped it was a new, full-f...


E3: Free-to-play PlanetSide 2 impressed us

Ryan Perez, Patrick Hancock, and I all got about 30 minutes of hands-on time with PlanetSide 2 earlier today. As a free-to-play MMOFPS from Sony Online Entertainment, PlanetSide 2 is set to enter a rapidly crowding market. Where they hope t...


E3: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate preview

I am exceptionally wary of ridiculously titled games. They have a tendency to be exceptionally awful. Still, I made an attempt to swallow my prejudice and dig into the latest installment in the Castlevania series.  I played both Sympho...


E3: Hands-on with Zone of the Enders HD

Thanks to my semi-adolescent brain, mech battles are easily some of the most awesome of which I can conceive. The notion of pitting giant robots with lasers, machine guns, and jets against one another is at the top of my list for video...


E3: 12 games instantly available for PlayStation Plus

Starting today, PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to 12 games to play for (kinda) free. They include some pretty big titles, such as Saints Row 2, Just Cause 2, and inFamous 2.  This is a pretty exciting step for PS Plus us...


E3: Luigi's Ghost Mansion is part of NintendoLand

Trying to communicate the concept of Wii U, and what can really be done with the tech, is not an easy task. As with Wii Sports and the original Wii before it, Nintendo is hoping to demonstrate the potential of the gamepad/tablet hybrid with...


E3: Wii U gets the Batman: Arkham City 'Armored Edition'

As I'm sure you're all very well aware, Nintendo's E3 press conference was this morning, and while Batman: Arkham City was one of the very first games announced for the Wii U, today we got a peek at some of the added features for the so-cal...


E3: Medal of Honor: Warfighter pre-order DLC announced

It seems pre-order bonuses are becoming more and more common these days. Today, in addition to giving gamers a taste of what to expect with the latest entry in their Medal of Honor franchise, EA announced several bonuses. For the Medal...


The Daily Hotness: V

I think we can all agree that the biggest news of today was the announcement of the fifth Humble Indie Bundle. Bastion, Psychonauts, Limbo, Amnesia,and Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery.  That is absolutely unreal. Five grea...


The Daily Hotness: What a weird day

Yeah. Today was kinda off. We had a pretty nice mix of news, including a couple new games, patches, and other awesome little tidbits. Sadly, we also saw the lay-off of everyone at 38 and Bighuge Games. The hearts of everyone here definitely...


Step into a World of Mercenaries

The closed beta for the new MMOFPS, World of Mercenaries opens today. Created by Polish Developer City Interactive, WoM is a "teamwork focused" shooter based on Unreal Engine 3.  Seeking to enter the super-crowded class-based FPS space...


Review: Origin EON15-S

I love laptops. They are great for LANs, they allow me to play games on trains and planes, and most importantly, they don't weigh 80 trillion pounds. Sadly, laptops are almost always worse than desktops in terms of raw power. What they gain...


The Daily Hotness: Unreal Engine 4 is coming

So today some Unreal Engine 4 stuff surfaced, but I thought most of the pictures look pretty ehhhhhhhhh. Especially after the amazingness that was the "Samaritan" demo video, shown last year. Visual fidelity is nice, but it's worthless with...


Fireside chat with ECA President Hal Halpin

There's been a lot going on at the intersection of gaming and politics recently. SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and now CISPA, our recent Supreme Court win, and the like have given us all a lot of reason to hope and to remain on our guard. The first lin...


The Daily Hotness: Bethesda's makin' an MMO

So the big news of today is that Bethesda, the prolific developers or the Elder Scrolls series and the revival of the Fallout games is making an MMO. A move that will probably surprise no one.  I cannot emphasize enough how excited I w...


About Daniel Starkeyone of us since 2:41 PM on 12.27.2006

Some say he never sleeps and eats only gourmet amaretto cupcakes. Others claim he's a hyperactive optimist. To citizens of the Destructoid empire, though, he's Captain Starkey, Intergalactic Games Journalist.

Disclosure: In my undergrad at the University of Minnesota, I did do PR and event promotion for Microsoft. It does not and has not affected any of the pieces I have written, but it is something that you, as a reader, should know.
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