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Banjo-Kazooie

New Banjo-Kazooie shown at SXSW

Are you ready to have a sad? The SXSW Gaming Awards had Banjo and Kazooie on screen being flown through the air via audience participation with the use of motion controls. No new game has been announced from Rare just yet, though the s...   read

 
 
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Top 10 PAX East

Here are Destructoid's Top 10 games from PAX East 2015

PAX East ended several days ago, but its memory lingers on -- as does the sickness it bestowed on a handful of us poor Destructoid staffers. Much like how Jesus died for our sins, we risked our health for you, dear readers. So why not go ah...   read

 
 
Tim Schafer interview photo
Tim Schafer interview

Tim Schafer open to revisiting Psychonauts

Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Tim Schafer, who was in attendance to hand Shadow of Mordor the BAFTA for Best Design, we spent ten minutes discussing everything ...   read

 
 
Ashley Johnson Interview photo
Ashley Johnson Interview

The Last of Us actress 'wasn't prepared for the positive' response to Ellie's sexual orientation

Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Ashley Johnson following her BAFTA win for Best Performance for voicing Ellie in The Last of Us and its story DLC Left Behind, we ...   read

 
 
Writers Guild Award photo
Writers Guild Award

Big names dominate Writers Guild Award nominations

Anyone that's of the belief that mainstream videogames are often devoid of great writing will need to look somewhere other than the Writers Guild of America for vindication. The organization's nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Writing...   read

 
 
GOTY 2014 (2006) photo
GOTY 2014 (2006)

2014's Game of the Year from 2006 because 2014 kind of sucked for games

Yes, it's now 2015--though I'm still writing 2014 on all my checks!!!--but how can anyone do a definitive Game of the Year award until the year is officially over? Until that big dang ball drops down in The Big Apple, the Big City, New York...   read

 
 
PS' GOTYs photo
PS' GOTYs

PlayStation owners loved Destiny more than any other game in 2014

We're well into the new year, but not everyone's put 2014 squarely in their rearviewmirror. PlayStation Blog just finished tallying the votes to determine which games Sony fans were most fond of last year. All PlayStation platforms were con...   read

 
 
IGF 2015 photo
IGF 2015

2015 Independent Games Festival finalists named

We're a couple months away from March's Game Developers Conference, where everyone has to travel to where I live (uh, the city, not my home) and I just get to roll out of a nice non-hotel bed and make my way to appointments. One of the stap...   read

 
 
SWERY's 2014 GotY photo
SWERY's 2014 GotY

Swery's 2014 games that I haven't completed, but think are amazing

[Swery is the man behind Deadly Premonition and D4. The latter has kept him busy over the last year, so he hasn't been able to finish every game he loves. But love is not finite, finished, and with an eyebrow game this on point, S...   read

 
 
GOTY Full communism photo
GOTY Full communism

GOTY 2014: Best evidence that we should go full communism

I'm back, baby! You thought Steven Hansen's Destructoid's 2014 GOTY awards were done at three, come sambuca con la mosca? That we want health, happiness, and prosperity, rather than four (death)? We're up all night to get unlucky my friends...   read

 
 
Community Choice Award photo
Community Choice Award

Destructoid's Game of the Year 2014 Community Choice Award!

What a wild year it's been for us gamers. In spite of all the insanity this industry inevitably attracts, when we look back on everything that has happened over the last 12 months, I think there's one thing we can all agree on: there were a...   read

 
 
Overall GOTY photo
Overall GOTY

Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Why do we love videogames? Some say it's the escapism, or the ability to wrap you up in a story that you get to help tell as it's being told to you. Others say it's the way they can bring friends together, ...   read

 
 
Narrative GOTY photo
Narrative GOTY

The winner of Destructoid's Best Narrative Design of 2014 is...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Any game can use cut scenes to tell a great story. That trick was impressive back when CD-ROMs were cutting-edge technology. Today, the expectation for story-focused games is to work towards interweaving na...   read

 
 
Mechanics GOTY photo
Mechanics GOTY

The award for Best Game Mechanics of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] The idea behind the best mechanics category is to highlight games that you'd love to play even if they had stick-figure graphics, no multiplayer, no music, and no story. Some of them may be filled with comp...   read

 
 
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Rust Cohle's GOTY games for 2014

Another year, another series of GOTY lists fueled by fanboyism and cognitive dissonance. We all know the AAA games get their fair share of nods and stick shakes. That's why I'm here to tell the world what my GOTY games are for 2014. Not tha...   read

 
 
Multiplayer GOTY photo
Multiplayer GOTY

The winner of Destructoid's Best Multiplayer Design of the year is...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Counting up the votes for Dtoid's Best Multiplayer Design was exciting. I had no idea how the voting would go. Big games like Destiny, Titanfall, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare didn't do half as well as...   read

 
 
GOTY Awards photo
GOTY Awards

Nominees for Destructoid's Best World Design of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] If we are the world, then technically this award is for all of us. Pat yourselves on the back. Only 12 games are being nominated, though, and only 1 will be winning the award. But it's an honor just to be n...   read

 
 
GOTY Awards photo
GOTY Awards

Nominees for Destructoid's Best Game Mechanics of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] You can have the greatest narrative in the world and sprinkle memorable characters and scenes throughout a game, but all of it's for naught if your mechanics can't shine through. As the great Irving Mills once w...   read

 
 
GotY 2014: Goldblum photo
GotY 2014: Goldblum

GOTY 2014: Best interpretive representation of Jeff Goldblum

Someone once told me I talk like Jeff Goldblum. This is not true. I also don't look like Charlie Day, Peter Frampton, Bret McKenzie, Michael Sheen, or Dikembe Mutombo. But at least I appreciated the former (tip: don't tell people ...   read

 
 
GOTY Awards photo
GOTY Awards

Nominees for Destructoid's Best Narrative Design of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] It's impossible to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes for great narrative design. It's just something you know when you see. It's more than an outstanding story (although, that's certainly a requisite)....   read

 
 
GOTY 2014: Musical photo
GOTY 2014: Musical

GOTY 2014: Best musical

What a dismal showing this year. Last year had Frozen, which tailed into this year, world without end, amen, with a long icy tail like Halley's comet. When are we going to have the "Let it Go" of videogames? We'll never have made it as...   read

 
 
GOTY Awards photo
GOTY Awards

Nominees for Destructoid's Best Multiplayer Design of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Friends can make any game worth playing. Growing up, couch play was a staple in my household. I would often have videogame themed birthday parties, inviting all of my buddies over to have fighting game tournamen...   read

 
 
GOTY 2014: Illiteracy photo
GOTY 2014: Illiteracy

GOTY 2014: Best willful misspelling in a title

Might be your taste makers on this webpage made a Huge™ boner and left Samurai Gunn out of its 2014 game of the year plans. Because of its mid-December 2013 release, it was left out last year, too, and should have had 2014 e...   read

 
 
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PSX
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The five best indie games at PlayStation Experience

With regard to games shown at last weekend's PlayStation Experience, Sony had two noticeable strengths: its first-party mega-titles and the projects of its ever-growing stable of independent developers. While PlayStation fans finally got th...   read

 
 
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King's Quest
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Sierra and Odd Gentlemen show off new King's Quest at The Game Awards

At the Game Awards tonight, the founders of Sierra Ken and Roberta Williams were honored with the Industry Icon Award for their work in the early days of videogame development. After Ken demonstrated his inability to adjust a mic stand, th...   read

 
 
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Retrofraction

I think I am at the sad relization that even if I played Natural Selection 2 at the abysmal resolutions (sub 800x600) that there simply no way to play that game on my ONLY THEY WOULD CONSIDER OPTIMIZATION

 
lewness

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JcDent

Kromlech is REALLY dedicated to their WWII Orks/WAAAAGHmacht

 
Rudorlf

Gotta look for a part-time job tomorrow, since either I dont have enough experience for a video production assistant or theres no open position for said job Kinda heartbreaking as I almost got that job last year, except without my own :(

 
Deadgar64

Played Quake again for me I LOVE the shit out of

 
long john

Okay now that I got to the seaside it got MUCH better, no more Shiva on my way, bigger spaces The inventory is a bit small but this game is more FUN than I remember playing only parts of introduction is unfair to the rest of the game, Id sa

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Since I have a new phone, I had to do the Steam mobile authenticator thing Thankfully this time my hold is only 3 days before I can use the Market, but its still a terribly-inconvenient

 
Kaleido Ruby

This is some pretty stunning difficulty this early in the game (maybe third or so Guess I get to learn how to beat a really hard boss when Im barely level

 
Mike Martin

Absolutely in love with the atmosphere and setting of We Happy Havent been this into a world since Sir, You Are Being

 
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finally got MRI results! my UCL hung on by a not-complete-tear means no so this cost me a lotta pain, inconvenience, and ~$500 instead of thousands and even longer ill take

 

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