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Android

Google is starting its own indie games festival

Google has announced plans to host a new independent games festival in San Francisco. The event, creatively dubbed the "Google Play Indie Games Festival," is set to take place at the Terra Gallery on September 24 and will be both free and o...   read

 
 
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EVO 2016
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It's EVO 2016 weekend! Let's watch some fighting games

Gosh, it's already here. It's EVO 2016 weekend! The celebrated fighting game tournament began earlier today in Las Vegas, and I've been struggling all morning to tear myself away from watching Smash Bros. on the main stream. Let's get righ...   read

 
 
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New Zelda event

Nintendo is bringing Zelda Wii U to its New York store in June

The Nintendo side of this year's E3 is going to be a whole lot of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U and nothing else, as far as playable demonstrations go. I'm still having a hard time accepting that, but we'll find out soon enough if the compa...   read

 
 
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Sex Expo cosplay

Cubone and Umbreon dazzle in Sex Expo's first cosplay contest

You know what they say about sex: gotta have it. And Sydney has it in droves as the host-city for sex expo Sexpo. Incidentally that's also what we're calling E3 this year as Destructoid fits me, Brett, Jordan, Kyle, and Zack horizontally ov...   read

 
 



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Free Comic Book Day

Pokemon, Assassin's Creed, Street Fighter up for grabs for Free Comic Book Day

Tomorrow, May 7 is the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day, and there are a couple of freebies on offer this year that may appeal to gamers who don't know a whole lot about comics (like me). Among the hefty list of 50 books are Pokémon: ...   read

 
 
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MWO tournament

MechWarrior Online is holding a tournament with a $100K prize purse

MechWarrior Online has been a lot of things to me, interesting experiment, occasional tormentor, and video game comfort food. But, I never thought I'd see the day it could be a potential payday. In fact, I still don't. Last time I played I ...   read

 
 
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It's a magical night
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Let's watch the 2016 IGF and GDC Awards right here, right now

The video game industry isn't done handing out awards for last year's titles. There are a pair of ceremonies happening tonight in San Francisco, one right after the other. First up, it's the Independent Games Festival Awards, hosted by Capy...   read

 
 
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GDC 30 Live!

GDC 30, we in hair

'Ello 'ello 'ello. I'm an here in sunny San Francisco (as I am most of the time, on account of living here) with Brett Makedonski and Zack Furniss in tow for the 30th annual Game Developers Conference. I can't believe we've been covering th...   read

 
 
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E3

E3 is 'beyond relevant' says organization that profits greatly off people thinking E3 is relevant

E3 is becoming less and less relevant. It's not a dead show, but it's also past its prime. There was once a time when the biggest video game companies in the world had to have the biggest presence at E3. It was a dick-measuring contest. Now...   read

 
 
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The Truth

Gaming is 'only limited by the bastards with the money,' says Guillermo del Toro

The DICE 2016 talk between director Guillermo del Toro and game designer Hideo Kojima just wrapped up (watch the replay here), and there were a few awesome quotes from both creators.  "The storytellers look ahead to see what they can d...   read

 
 
IGF & GDC voting photo
IGF & GDC voting

Let's help pick the 2016 IGF Audience Award winner

Audience voting has begun for the 2016 Independent Games Festival Awards (vote here) and the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards (and here). If you'd like to have a say in who claims the Audience Awards at next month's ceremonies, you just n...   read

 
 
AGDQ
I had the chance to attend the Awesome Games Done Quick event at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel (right near Super Smash Con), and in addition to all of the great runs so far, it's been one of my favorite indu...   read
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2016 IGF photo
2016 IGF

These are the 2016 Independent Games Festival finalists

The 2016 Independent Games Festival has figured out its finalists. The Seumas McNally Grand Prize will go to either Darkest Dungeon, Her Story, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Mini Metro, Superhot, or Undertale. If you're a regular reader...   read

 
 
Winter Events
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies, gingerbread men, last-minute panic buying of presents, and, of course, shutting yourself away from your family for the entire time to take part in some of the many i...   read
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PlayStation Experience

PlayStation Experience is this weekend

Oh, hey, PlayStation Experience starts tomorrow. The full livestreaming schedule isn't up yet, for those of us watching from home, but Sony has a partial listing of what's happening and when. The keynote kicks off at 10:00am Pacific on Satu...   read

 
 
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Game Awards
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Let's watch The Game Awards

Hello, friends! The Game Awards 2015 are tonight. Wanna watch with us? We have salami. There's promise of ten "world premiers," music, celebrities, and yes, even some awards. In past years, back when host and organizer Geoff Keighley put th...   read

 
 
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Dreams
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LittleBigPlanet developer explains how its new PS4 game works

Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway) has shown how its interesting new game, Dreams, works with a live demo of the game in alpha state that included plenty of rat possession. Every player creates a custom Imp who follows you in Dream...   read

 
 
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PlayStation 4 exclusive
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PlayStation 4 enabling DJs with Avicii music rhythm game Vector

In 2015, 1 out of 3 humans are DJs. This has led to global gridlock as necessary goods and services plummet under insistence that, "you should come see my set." The population rate is in decline, too, as more men become DJs; while a small ...   read

 
 
PlayStation event
  Watch Video It's Paris Games Week and what with Sony skipping out on gamescom in Germany in August, it is slated to be the company's big European showing for 2015. Which is to say...don't expect too much? From the PlayStation Blog, "Par...   read

 
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PSX

Indie wave, big third parties confirmed for PlayStation Experience

Sony is hosting its own convention again this year. PlayStation Experience, moved from its inaugural Las Vegas home to the much more extravagant San Francisco (hooray, I don't have to go anywhere!), it takes place December 5 and 6. It's als...   read

 
 
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MIGS

Destructoid partners with MIGS15

Destructoid is pleased to announce our partnership with the Montréal International Game Summit, the largest professional video game development conference on the Eastern Seaboard. We will be providing coverage from the event, which t...   read

 
 
TGS Gallery
Tokyo Game Show feels pretty good this year. Sure, it's a far cry from the extravagance of ten years ago and before, but it's not the all-mobile wasteland it was doomed to be according to some Internet dudebros. It feels heal...   read
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PAX gallery photo
PAX gallery

PAX Prime 2015 show floor gallery (not literally)

We're in Seattle chillin' out, maxin', PAX'ing all cool. Remember that if you, too, are in Seattle, you should come hang out with Destructoid staff and community members. We even managed to stake out an entire sports table last night dedica...   read

 
 


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Steambirds Alliance

Spry Fox showing off bullet hell MMO at PAX Prime

Spry Fox (Triple Town, Alphabear) will be at PAX Prime, and in addition to the undoubtedly cute bear posters it's giving out for free, it will also be showing its newest title, Steambirds Alliance. In a newsletter, Spry Fox describes Steamb...   read

 
 
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Microsoft

Want to play 50+ new, unreleased games pre-PAX? For free?

More than 50 games will be playable at Microsoft's [email protected] Pre-PAX Open House, including eight as-yet unannounced games and "several first playables", including Inside, Playdead's anticipated follow-up to the delightfully grim Limbo.&n...   read

 
 
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Prey to the Gods got fully Now comes the worst game of all, the waiting

 
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Just finished watching Stranger Holy crap, that series was fucking amazing! Also, Jim Hopper is basically a fatter, drunker

 
Parismio

Sold my 3dS and numerous other items and got the MHG New Theyve allowed me to transfer my old 3ds data to the new one and will hold it for me while charged and call me when its Cant wait! Goodbye Circle Pad Pro, you may rest

 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider has a pretty boring plot, bland as fuck characters, and decentish gameplay that does nothing Remind me why everyones going batshit over this game?

 
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Vadicta

Castle in the Darkness: Made it to this super tough zone around the beginning of the game, got ass kicked and ran Now, Im stronger, and I go back--and I have no idea where the fucking place was -_-

 
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