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E3 2015 community choice
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Vote now for the Destructoid E3 2015 Community Choice Award!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for: the time to vote for your favorite game of E3! Click below and make your selection, then tell us about it in the comments! There's certainly no shortage of AMAZING games to choose from this year!...   read

 
 
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Sony

Sony opts to not hold a press conference at world's largest videogame show

In early August, hundreds of thousands of people will descend upon Cologne, Germany for gamescom, the largest videogame trade show on the planet. Publishers and platform owners will have plenty to announce with all game enthusiasts as a cap...   read

 
 
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EGX

Indie Megabooth's bringing more indies to EGX

There are a few glorious, magical days where the Destructoid UK team gets to actually write about news from the UK. They happen very rarely, but thankfully the stars have aligned and today is one of those days. God save the bloody Queen. An...   read

 
 
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Gen Con

Gen Con may leave Indiana if anti-gay bill gets final approval

If you've been following the news over the past few years, then you are keenly aware of the debate and divide that gay rights has caused. Unfortunately, there is a segment of our population that wants to deny others their right to life and ...   read

 
 
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Party with Destructoid at EGX Rezzed!

Morning, Brits. Thousands will be heading to London's Tobacco Dock later for EGX Rezzed's preview day; are you one of them?   read

 
 
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Destructoid's PAX East 2015 schedule is here!

PAX East 2015 is happening RIGHT NOW! And just like years past, the Destructoid community is there in a big, big way. Did you make the trek to Boston this year? Then check out our daily meetup schedule below! And be sure to join our PAX Eas...   read

 
 
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Dyscourse preview
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Dyscourse is a survival game that's light on survival

Owchemy Labs’ Alex Schwartz is one of the bravest men I know. In the midst of GDC, perhaps the most inside baseball-heavy of all conventions, he told a member of the press that Dyscourse was a "survival game." Of course, that phr...   read

 
 
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TwitchCon

Twitch announces TwitchCon for September 2015

Today, Amazon-owned videogame streaming service Twitch.tv announced a convention "dedicated to Twitch’s community of partners, broadcasters, and viewers." The show will run from September 25-26, 2015 in San Francisco at Moscone West, ...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Experience

PlayStation Experience was my favorite convention of the year

I've been to a lot of videogame conventions this year. From the relatively small BitSummit to the monstrosity that is gamescom, I've pretty much seen them all. I didn't think this past weekend's trip to Las Vegas would result in me saying t...   read

 
 
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EarthBound

EarthBound documentary Kickstarter success leads to convention

The EarthBound fanbase is an ever growing blob of sweetness and joy. Just when you think you've seen how far it can go, it gets even bigger and even more happy. Did you know that the game was #10 on the Wii U eshop charts last week, beating...   read

 
 
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Get nostalgic for Portland Retro Gaming Expo with these lovely photos

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps you attended the fifth annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo which took place the weekend before last. If you didn't, well -- here's a lovely pile of photos that the talented Geoffrey Smith II was k...   read

 
 
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EVE Vegas
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Big changes are coming to EVE Online, and they're all being streamed here

CCP holds a few events for fans of EVE Online every year. Alongside Fanfest in Iceland, EVE Vegas is one of the major spectacles and it's kicking off today. If you aren't fortunate enough to be in Sin City to celebrate alongside ...   read

 
 
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Fanfest 2015

EVE Online's Fanfest 2015 officially slated for March 19-21

Pilots in EVE Online might feel like they're on top of the world when they're flying their spaceships through the galaxy, but if they want the full and authentic treatment, they have to make a voyage to Iceland for Fanfest -- the gamin...   read

 
 
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GX3 funded!

GaymerX secures funding for a third convention

GX3: Everyone Games has eclipsed its $80,000 Kickstarter goal with more than two days to spare. The convention will return to San Francisco in late 2015, where the organizers endeavor to provide a safe space for "everyone who feels lik...   read

 
 
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Dtoid's community meetup plans for PAX Prime 2014!

[Update: Our big party is tonight! Hope to see you there!] PAX Prime 2014 is happening right now! We're armed to the teeth with meetups scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday, a badass party we're co-hosting with Square Enix, a ...   read

 
 
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Gaymer X is back

GaymerX returns as GX3: Everyone Games

GaymerX aims to return in 2015 as GX3: Everyone Games. The convention, focused on building a safe space for everyone, is rebranding itself to be more inclusive toward marginalized folks and allies that may not necessarily identify as part o...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft at PAX

Watch Assassin's Creed and play other Ubisoft games at PAX Prime

Ubisoft seemingly takes the same approach to all of its PAX showings -- theater presentations of Assassin's Creed, and playable demos of its other upcoming games. PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle next week is no different, except for the fact that...   read

 
 
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GameStop

GameStop Expo 2014 is helping to celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary

GameStop is celebrating Batman's 75th year with several events at GameStop Expo 2014. Players can get hands-on early access to LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham by TT Games, for one, and Arkham Knight fans will be able to see and take pictures w...   read

 
 
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Assassin's Creed Rogue

Ubisoft's already offering the first hands-on with Assassin's Creed Rogue

Assassin's Creed Rogue may have only been officially announced for an entire day now, but Ubisoft already has plans to let fans try it out in the very near future. If you happen to be at gamescom in Cologne, Germany next week, you coul...   read

 
 
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gamescom

There's going to be a capacity crowd on gamescom's Saturday

It shouldn't take anyone by surprise that there are going to be a lot of people at gamescom. After all, it's one of the world's largest videogame conventions. One of the trade show's four days is officially at capacity, however. The convent...   read

 
 
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EGX
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Alien Isolation, Evolve, and Volume are playable at EGX 2014

The re-branded EGX London (formerly the Eurogamer Expo) has announced the first batch of games that will be playable on the show floor. There's no big surprises as publishers have broken out the big guns like Evolve, Alien: Isolation, Dest...   read

 
 
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QuakeCon

Here are your QuakeCon 2014 tournaments and trials

Quake Live players from all over the world will be competing for money and ego at QuakeCon 2014. The event is being held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Players will be competing from a prize pool of more than $40,000, the largest p...   read

 
 
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Japan Expo

Hironobu Sakaguchi revealing surprise project at Japan Expo

Hironobu Sakaguchi is making an appearance at Japan Expo next Wednesday, during which he'll discuss his prolific career and a secret project he's got in the works. I'm hoping it's a Final Fantasy kind of secret, you know what I mean? Sakagu...   read

 
 
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GaymerX

This is the last year for the GaymerX convention as we know it

I've heard nothing but good things about the LGBTQ focused convention GaymerX, and I had hoped to make it out at some point to see what it was all about. But according to the con's official Twitter account, GaymerX2, set to take place from ...   read

 
 
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New PAX

Penny Arcade announces PAX South

Penny Arcade heads Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkin have announced "PAX South," a brand new expo to be held in San Antonio, Texas. Not many details were given outside of those parameters, but my guess is it'll function just like the othe...   read

 
 
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