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10 Years of Destructoid: Get krunk with Mr. Destructoid

[This article was originally published in 2010 -- We miss you, Hollie!] It is a well known fact that a large percentage of the Destructoid community likes to drink. I may or may not have been escorted home drunk by Niero at PAX in fact. S...   read

 
 
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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 UK.  On a...   read

 
 
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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 together to discu...   read

 
 
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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 awesome gamescom was...   read

 
 
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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 Carbine Studio...   read

 
 
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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 Burc...   read

 
 
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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 their chairs. Th...   read

 
 
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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 gamescom we saw ...   read

 
 
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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 protagonist was at...   read

 
 
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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 my non-PC gamni...   read

 
 


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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!  In between&nb...   read

 
 
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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.  Gotham City&n...   read

 
 
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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 show us over-the...   read

 
 
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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 instantly in love.&nbs...   read

 
 
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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 talk about the de...   read

 
 
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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 myself discuss what ...   read

 
 
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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 dancing girls were...   read

 
 
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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 connects to your DS th...   read

 
 
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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 McFarlane and R.A. ...   read

 
 
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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 gameplay demo and tra...   read

 
 
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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. During the i...   read

 
 
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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 city creator mo...   read

 
 
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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 considered for ga...   read

 
 
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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,...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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