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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture won the British Writers' Guild's award for best video game writing

The British Writers’ Guild Awards is an annual event where the best of British writing across TV, film, radio, stage, and video games are acknowledged and celebrated. For those in the industry, it’s a fairly big deal. This year,...   read

 
 
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Britain, Britain, Britain! Over the years we’ve been known for a lot: tea, monocles, the Queen, imperialism, and at one point… video games. We had it all, from the Sinclair ZX Spectrum to Rockstar Games, Britain ...   read
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DestrUKtoid Episode 6 - Hot Orc Twins

The UK, it exists and Destructoid now has writers there. Great British Pounds. Eastenders. Steptoe and Son. The Destructoid UK Podcast (DestrUKtoid). Destructoid UK Editor Laura Dale is joined this week by Joe Parlock and Vikki Blake t...   read

 
 
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Rockstar Games is suing the BBC

Rockstar Games has filed a lawsuit against the BBC. This is because of the Beeb’s upcoming drama Game Changer, which details the early days of the studio and its hit Grand Theft Auto as well as the much-publicised conflict between Roc...   read

 
 



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Conker's Bad Fur Day director's commentary is glorious

I said DAMN! Nintendo 64-era Rare is on a roll lately! I may be tempted to go buy an N64 off eBay right now and have a week-long Rare session. Three big shots from Conker's Bad Fur Day's dev staff have decided to knock back a few rounds, p...   read

 
 
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Wii U gets a 50-60 price drop in the UK

If you've been waiting for the Wii U to drop in price in the UK, then today is your lucky day. CVG reports that various retailers are following the lead of supermarket giant Asda's £50 price cut on Wii U bundles. Here's a few places w...   read

 
 
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Britain's best shine in newest Steam indie bundle

Looks like it's that time again, kids! Time for another indie bundle to tempt your wallet and Steam account. Some of Britain's most successful independent game developers have come together in a show of jolly-good cooperation to bring us th...   read

 
 
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BritToid Ep.24: Keep Calm and have some Pi

Oh hey there! It's that time again for some wonderful European magic. We have a full cast this week (yay) and after rambling on about games and stuff, we talk a little more about the current situation with UK retailer GAME. We then move on ...   read

 
 
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New trailer for Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

I'm still waiting for a really good Doctor Who game. The BBC-produced episodic adventure game released last year does not qualify, as far as I'm concerned, but there's hope for The Eternity Clock. Due out next month, we can see f...   read

 
 
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BritToid Ep. 23: Keep Calm and Something About GAME

Sup Dtoid homies! Me and my jolly bunch of crazy Europeans are back again for some more madness, criticism and some form of videogame chat. After our weekly roundup we move on to talk about some of the current big topics in the UK games ind...   read

 
 
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BritToid Ep. 22: Keep Calm and Look Back At 2011

It's not too late to do a 2011 recap right? Well it is still January, so myself and the BritToid team decided to look back before we move forward into 2012. We picked a whole bunch of categories to discuss and believe me, there were many di...   read

 
 
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BritToid Ep. 21: Keep Calm and Don't Mind the Gap!

Well hello there wonderful Destructoid people. It's that time again... BritToid episode 21 is here! After doing our weekly game round-up, we recap the happenings from last week's Namco vs Capcom fight club, which was also covered by Ju...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's European gift guide

It’s that wonderful time of year again when we eat too much and feel all merry, but who can forget the presents? That’s right, the ever more difficult task of buying gifts for your nerdy friends and family has been made slightly...   read

 
 
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BritToid Ep. 20: Keep Calm and Don't Stare at The Sun

Well hello there fine men and women of Destructoid, I am very pleased to announce episode 20 of BritToid is now available! How exciting! As always we begin by rounding up what we have enjoyed playing this week, which is actually quite varie...   read

 
 
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BritToid Episode 19: Keep Calm and Say Hi To Becca!

Hello and good day Lords and Ladies, I am pleased to announce the latest episode of BritToid! We have said our goodbyes to Miss Hollie Bennett and I have now been welcomed into the world of crazy. This episode begins with a quick round up o...   read

 
 
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Get your fight on! Namco X Capcom Fight Club

On Saturday, December 3rd at the Namco Station in London, Capcom and Namco are teaming up for an extra special UK Christmas Fight Club, featuring an extra special guest: producer of the Tekken series, Harada-san!! He will be there throughou...   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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Join us at the MCM Expo in London this weekend

From October 28-30 (this weekend) the MCM Expo in London will be taking place. Held twice a year at the Excel centre in the Docklands, this event is usually a huge mass of cosplayers, anime and some content from games. However, as the conve...   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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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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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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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...   read

 
 


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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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Khalid Eternal Nigh

Runnin a little bit behind, I think im sick :( Writing up todays c-blog Tried to prep it for last night but ended up passing

 
Dreamweaver

Im in a superhero Should I buy Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Injustice: Gods Among Us? I heard the movie is not that great but they said the same thing about Watchmen and thats one of my favorite As for the game, is the story good?

 
TheAngriestCarp

That Metroid Blast Ball game is On one hand, the controls are pretty nice on a New 3DS for the most You can choose gyro or On the other hand, the music is pretty grating and the shooting feels a bit At least it runs

 
Pixie The Fairy

Given Wonder Woman was the best part of BvS, not much of a surprise her trailer was also better than

 
Steel Squirrel

Keep thinking about Gravity Rush I just got it for $14 and cant wait to dive into From the look of it, it reminds of something unique like Nier and seems to have an equally nice Gotta get this damn weekend freelance work done!

 
weslikestacos

Alone time is the I beat Deadpool (6/10 for me) and am now eating a delicious hot Should I play Ratchet and Clank or Overwatch? Decisions, decisions!

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I think Federation Force looks good fun but its weird just how much Blast Ball seems the opposite of Its taken a really fun concept and made it really Poor visuals, awful music, not a good UI and bad Thats quite an

 
JuIc3

Stop changing avatars, they Make up your mind, they YOU KNOW WHAT I

 
Dreamweaver

As a request from @ZombZ, I tried to make my own version of the weird country dude from the SNES USA box art of Phalanx (that hes obsessed Im not a good drawer, but its not exactly a good box art either, so Im going to use that as my :P

 
Pixie The Fairy

Rewatched Ghostbusters (1984) and GB2 last The original holds up, but its more obvious now Winston & Janine were deeply GB2 used them more but repaint them as thier cartoon Patty & Holtzmann in GB2016? Held back

 

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