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Games Done Quick soars to 100,000 viewership, off to a great start

As I made my way to my second Awesome Games Done Quick speedrun marathon, I couldn't help but smile. This is a collective of some of the most passionate participants in gaming, engrossed in a week-long 24/7 celebration of the hobby. This ev...   read

 
 
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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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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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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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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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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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Here's what Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) looks like on location

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 industry events in ...   read

 
 
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TGS Gallery

Tokyo Game Show day one: 69 photos from the show floor

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 healthy: enough dem...   read

 
 
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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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Here's what the first ever Super Smash Con looks like

Today is the first major day for the first Super Smash Con, taking place in Virginia this weekend. While I covered the major happenings here as well as all the pertinent info you'll need for tournaments and streams, I also had a chance to w...   read

 
 
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The gamescom 2015 show floor gallery: Wish you were her!

It is the second day of gamescom and boy are my arms tired! On account of having flown to Germany a couple days ago, I mean. Phew. Saved it. God, look how haggard I look. Pasty, eyes dead, hair unkempt and thrown forward to address the whol...   read

 
 
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(Update) Hi-Rez announces tactical team-based shooter Paladins

[Update: In an email with Destructoid, a Hi-Rez representative confirmed that Paladins will be free to play, but the developer is "still working out the specifics." To prognosticate for a bit, I would personally guess the monetization will ...   read

 
 
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iam8bit art show

Mario, Sonic, and other gaming icons have put on some weight

Outside of occasional gags like Doughnut Drake in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, I tend to forget how generally fit most mainstream videogame characters are. Leave it to artist Alex Solis to remind me of that fact with his upcoming art show, T...   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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Here's our Dragon Con 2014 cosplay gallery

I doubt I'll ever attend Dragon Con, what with my inability to be in two places at once and PAX falling on the same weekend, but the cosplay photos and videos are always a treat. We were on the scene for another photo round-up. My favorites...   read

 
 
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The Costume Quest 2 PAX Collector's Challenge sounds fun

Midnight City is hosting a Costume Quest 2 'Trick or Treat' Collector's Challenge at PAX Prime later this week and it's going to be worth setting some time aside for if you're looking to score swag. Essentially, you'll need to play four of ...   read

 
 
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This is Destructoid's ROBOT party

Destructoid loves to put on parties for our community, and our new event concept "ROBOT" was our biggest production ever! While we're working on the video from the party here's a gallery of the amazing people that rolled through.    read

 
 
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These cosplayers are ready to kick some ass

Here's part two of our cosplay gallery from New York Comic-Con. Photographer Senen Llanos took these photos for us, and what you see in the gallery is a result of Senen emulating the film look to really make these cosplayers shine. Check ou...   read

 
 
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You've never seen cosplayers look this heroic

Sure, New York Comic-Con 2013 isn't as big as that other Comic-Con, but that's not about to stop people from dressing up as the characters they love. This year Destructoid had photographer Senen Llanos at the show to take photos for us, and...   read

 
 
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LoL Championship 2013

This is what the LoL 2013 Finals event looks like

The League of Legends Finals have came and went, live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles among a crowd of 13,000 fans. For those who are following along, Korea's SK Telecom T1 toppled China's Royal Club for a major win in League...   read

 
 
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The League of Legends 2013 Championship has a winner

It's been a pretty crazy ride, but SK Telecom T1 has won the League of Legends Finals tonight over the course of three games. SKT played a pretty competitive set all around with some great plays by Faker and Piglet, and they really deserve ...   read

 
 
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Indie Game Showcase

Arizona indie game developers show off their stuff

The Smithsonian's Art of Video Games exhibit enjoyed its last day at the Phoenix Art Museum yesterday. It will move on to the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York late next month. As a send off for the exhibit, the Arizona independen...   read

 
 
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Secrets of Raetikon is what Chasing Aurora should've been

One of the early Wii U games was a decent if fleeting multiplayer title called Chasing Aurora. Developer Broken Rules has a new game for Windows/Mac/Linux, Secrets of Raetikon, that takes the standout elements -- a gorgeous art direction a...   read

 
 
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Fangamer X Attract Mode

Fangamer X Attract Mode: Art, indie games, music, drinks

After the success of last year's Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode party, they're returning with the bigger and better version, set for this weekend during PAX in Seattle. Fangamer X Attract Mode will feature hot new games from 17-BIT (GALAK-Z) ...   read

 
 



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