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Blizzard's 10th anniversary of BlizzCon was sufficiently grandiose

I attended my first BlizzCon this year, and I doubt it'll be my last. Amidst a sea of people at nearly every Overwatch event (seriously, all the panels were jam-packed, some with no standing room, as were all of the demo stations -- it...   read

 
 
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Seen at BlizzCon: The best Murloc cosplay ever

[Update: I've uploaded a number of other pictures from BlizzCon showing off some other great cosplays.] BlizzCon brings out the best in cosplayers. I've seen a lot of impressive work at just about any show, but the sheer character factory n...   read

 
 
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The fascinating world of Polish game development

[Through the Polish Cultural Institute of New York City, Brett and I were flown to Poznań, Poland to attend Poznań Game Arena. We then took a train down to Warsaw to see 11 bit, CD Projekt Red, and Flying Wild Hog's studios. ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo will dish out 'major' Switch details on January 12

We know the general concept of the Nintendo Switch, but the particulars of the system's technical specs and games? Nintendo is comfortable letting us speculate for the time being. Seemingly confirming murmurs that there will be few if any n...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's best of Poznan Game Arena is...

Poznan Game Arena reminds me something of the first PlayStation Experience. Maybe that's mostly because of the season. The video game convention circuit squarely falls between March and August, the time of the year when publishers look to d...   read

 
 
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Scream Fortress VIII is now live

Team Fortress 2 is celebrating its eighth (!) Halloween this year, and new events and items went live a few hours ago. Valve may be feeling a little pressure from Overwatch, because it looks like there's more new stuff available this time t...   read

 
 
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PAX Australia panels, exhibitors finalized

PAX Australia is only a few weeks away, and the lineup of panels and exhibitors was finalized earlier today. You can check out the full schedule on the PAX Aus website, and the Guidebook app for iPhone, Android, Windows 7 phones, and Blackb...   read

 
 
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Square Enix's second Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest was full of passionate players

Final Fantasy XIV has been steadily growing since it's relaunch as "A Realm Reborn" in August of 2013. Before that it was a shell of a game, barely worthy of its core entry moniker. I even remember previewing the original XIV ...   read

 
 
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You may have a chance to play Dishonored 2 early, win a custom Xbox One or PlayStation 4

Get ready to be annoyed about where you live. Bethesda is hosting Dishonored 2 fan events in select cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York) where you'll be able to play the game ahead of its November 11 release, enjoy themed food and ...   read

 
 
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TGS 2017 dated, still growing year after year

Lest you think trade shows are becoming less relevant, TGS officials have provided attendance numbers this year, and they're very promising. In addition to growing year after year during each day of the show (there's two business/press days...   read

 
 
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Here's what the second ever Call of Duty XP event looks like

Activision doesn't hold "XP" events very often. In fact this year's celebration is the second XP ever -- it's far from an annual event like BlizzCon seeing as the first was held all the way back in 2011. So naturally they'd want to go all-o...   read

 
 
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Infinity Ward's new take on Call of Duty's zombies won't have the shadow of Treyarch looming over it

Zombies in an Infinity Ward game? I was skeptical. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare had one of the worst reveals in recent history, but it's only gone up from there. People seemed to be jazzed about the unveiling of the multiplayer eleme...   read

 
 
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Multibowl is like a head-to-head WarioWare for old games

In Multibowl, two players compete against each other across snippets of emulated games like Wild Guns, Vs. Excitebike, Super Mario Kart, and others selected randomly from a list of hundreds. One moment you're serving in tennis, the next, y...   read

 
 
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MAGFest 2017 event registration is live

The Music and Gaming Festival, otherwise known as MAGFest, has just opened registration for its 2017 event today. Some slight changes to pricing structure were made to ensure that the tickets don't instantly vanish, but pre-registration is ...   read

 
 
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Super Smash Con grew quite a bit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

 
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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 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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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

 
 


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