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Talking tanks, planes and ships with Wargaming.net

On the show floor at gamescom I caught up with Wargaming.net, the powerhouse from the East thatis behind the free-to-play MMO World of Tanks. Not only did they take time to ply me with vodka and assure me that their dancing girls were...   read

 
 
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I get excited about a Wappy Dog

When the majority of my team were off seeing Modern Warfare 3 or Prototype 2, I wandered off and found what is likely to be the most amazing game ever known: Wappy Dog. Wappy Dog is a small robotic dog that connects to your DS th...   read

 
 
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Kingdoms of Amalur doesn't just recycle its dungeons

Following his retirement from major league baseball, Curt Schilling decided to open 38 Studios, which is now working on the open-world RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The new IP has both Todd McFarlane and R.A. ...   read

 
 



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Mass Effect 3 will see all previous characters return

It is no secret that I am a massive Mass Effect fan and when an interview opportunity came my way, I simply couldn't pass it up.  BioWare boasted that Mass Effect 3 will be the most epic storyline to date and the gameplay demo and tra...   read

 
 
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GoldenEye 007: Reloaded has Daniel Craig, rejoice!

While many of us still look back fondly on our original GoldenEye days on the Nintendo 64, Activision are attempting to breathe new life into the series with a follow-up now coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. During the i...   read

 
 
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City building with Ridge Racer: Unbounded

Since I hadn't caught up with Finish developers BugBear since I was in Dubai, gamescom was the perfect opportunity to take a look at the latest announcements for Ridge Racer: Unbounded. This time we take a look at city creator mo...   read

 
 
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Gamescom Day 2 wrap up

Yes, can you believe it? Despite no food, sleep and horrible schedules the entire gamescom 2011 team remains alive! Today Maurice Tan, Daniel Carneiro and myself talk about what we have seen, what games we think should be considered for ga...   read

 
 


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Gamescom 2011 day-one wrap up

It is the end of our very first day on the show floor at gamescom 2011 and so far every member of the team remains alive, thankfully. Today Maurice Tan, Daniel Carniero and my lovely self take some time to hurl insults,...   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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BritToid Ep 12: Keep calm and touch a bear

This episode reaches you in a far more timely manner than we are used to seeing and I proudly present the retun of the full cast for the first time in many, many months.  In episode 12 we take a look at wh...   read

 
 
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Interview: Speaking to Tomonobu Itagaki for Devil's Third

While certain people in the games industry make me jump up and down with excitement, there are others who make my personality do a complete U-turn and Tomonobu Itagaki is one of them. Instead of swearing and squealing I become al...   read

 
 
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BritToid Ep 11: Keep calm and plug the flow

While this may only be the 11th official BritToid podcast, it is actually our one year anniversary and it has definitely been an interesting adventure. When I started working for Destructoid I always said I wanted to be on a podca...   read

 
 
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Calibur11 reveal Gears of War vault for Xbox360

Following E3 the majority of you would have gathered that I am quite the Gears fangirl, but despite my love for the franchise I cannot justify getting rid of my new Xbox 360 Slim just for the newly skinned Gears of War version due to be rel...   read

 
 
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Drink, relax and play in South England

With the Mana bar having great success in Melbourne, Australia it is great to be contacted by a similar bar hidden away on the south coast of England. The Loading Bar is based in Falmouth and provides gamers with a place to drink, rela...   read

 
 
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Interview: European love up with Steel Series

I have to admit that I am quite the fan of Steel Series and despite him constantly picking on me, I actually enjoy interviewing company CMO Kim Rom.  Huddled in a corner of the E3 show floor Kim runs us through Steel Series latest&nbs...   read

 
 
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BritToid Ep 10: The missing edition

After numerous technical difficulties and a little trip to E3, I can finally announce that the very long awaited and overdue BritToid episode 10 has finally arrived -- on the eve of the recording of BritToid episode 11 none the less.  ...   read

 
 
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Interview: We Dance with flailing limbs

Despite a tragic hangover I manage to don a ton of make up, put on some sweatbands and dance around like a fool for your entertainment as I check out We Dance -- the latest music game from Nordic.  Teaming up the old school style danc...   read

 
 
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Dance Central 2: The Hamza edition

I love Kinect even if I do only use it for impressing my Mum and playing lots of Dance Central. So what else do you do when you see the Dance Central 2 booth at E3? You grab the most metrosexual guy on staff and play Usher.    read

 
 
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Interview: OMG I interviewed Cliffy B: Fangirl edition

If you follow Destructoid regularly or know anything about me, you will understand how godamn excited I must have been for this interview. I make no apologies for what you are about to watch but I do warn you that I drop the F-bo...   read

 
 
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Interview: Discussing the future with CD Projekt Red

Over the last few months, I have started to return to PC gaming -- but it isn't without its flaws, as those who follow me on Twitter are well aware from when I attempted to install The Witcher 2. However, all is not lost for those who...   read

 
 
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Interview: Talking sound and steering with MadCatz

First off, let me apologise for the length of this video; it is an epic twenty minutes long and at no point during recording did I want to cut it short. Anyone who has seen my videos with Alex from MadCatz will know how awesome h...   read

 
 
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Interview: I'm on a tank doin' flips 'n' s***

While attending the World of Tanks booth to interview SteelSeries, I was approached by the World of Tanks team to interview them as well; I had free time and they had tanks. Done. We tried to do the interview in their booth but we were una...   read

 
 
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Okay now that I got to the seaside it got MUCH better, no more Shiva on my way, bigger spaces The inventory is a bit small but this game is more FUN than I remember playing only parts of introduction is unfair to the rest of the game, Id sa

 
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This is some pretty stunning difficulty this early in the game (maybe third or so Guess I get to learn how to beat a really hard boss when Im barely level

 
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Absolutely in love with the atmosphere and setting of We Happy Havent been this into a world since Sir, You Are Being

 
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finally got MRI results! my UCL hung on by a not-complete-tear means no so this cost me a lotta pain, inconvenience, and ~$500 instead of thousands and even longer ill take

 
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That feel when you get TWO Zinogre Jaspers in one hunt!

 
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Well that bitching over Hyper Light Drifter was apparently my 200th There is a Its 2 of Im celebrating with cranberry moonshine and

 
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On a side note, this might be the least interest fall/winter line up Ive seen in a long Anyone feverishly excited for something? Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 for and thats a year Whats got you kids hyped?

 
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I done messed I had a chance to buy Hyper Light Drifter for But I missed it, and now Im broke for an indeterminate amount of Sucks, it was in my top 3 most anticipated this 1 being The Witness and 3 being Dark Souls

 
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