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Go west, young MAGFest

MAGFest has been a Dtoid tradition for many years, and has one of the biggest in-house community turnouts for public events. That's partially because people come from all over the world to attend, but for you west coast folks, there might b...   read


MineCon 2016 is a surreal snapshot of how far the series has come

It's appropriate that MineCon is in Anaheim, California this year, because it's incredibly Disney-like. Watching the bombastic opening ceremony, it was weird having flashbacks to playing the voxel-based alpha of the game way back when, with...   read

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E3 2017

E3 2017 dates? I hardly even knew E3 2016!

With the last day of E3 2016 nearly wrapped up, the ESA has announced plans for next year's show already. It will be held from June 13-17, 2017, in the same location -- the Los Angeles Convention Center. The venue is pretty much perfect, an...   read

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Call of Duty XP
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Activision is bringing back the Call of Duty XP event with live Nuketown paintball

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare doesn't look exciting, but the return of the XP event seems like it could be a pretty fun time. Activision has announced that it will hold the first XP event since 2011, which will take place at the ...   read

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E3 side event 'E3 Live' will be open to the public

While folks general look in from afar on E3 while Twitch and various other members of the gaming press attend, the ESA is holding a public-facing event for the very first time this year. It's called "E3 Live," and it will host game demos (i...   read

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GameTrailers lives on (sorta) thanks to IGN

Based on a brand new video yesterday that popped up on the defunct GameTrailers channel from co-founder Brandon Jones, IGN has acquired GT's entire back catalog. Their "massive library" will now be archived on the revived YouTube channel, a...   read

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Fallout 4 won BAFTA's award for best game

Apparently scouring the Commonwealth Wasteland of the New England area resonates with those from the original England. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its 12th annual BAFTA Games Awards today and Bethesda's Fallout 4&nb...   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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Kojima and Guillermo del Toro are keynote speakers at the D.I.C.E. Summit

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has confirmed today that Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro will be keynote speakers at the 2016 D.I.C.E. Summit. It'll take place on Tuesday, on February 16 (the event will run until Feb...   read

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Video games are dead

Someone besides Konami wants to turn gamers into gamblers

"Our company is a Pachinko Slot maker, but we're also video game developers. We'd like to work hard to make video game fans into Pachinko Slot fans," said a SNK Playmore rep at a Beast Busters Pachinko slot press conference recently.  ...   read


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Hearst's Kingdom

Kingdom Hearts 3 news next month alongside playable Star Wars

We previously anticipated some Garrison Hearst Kingdom Hearts 3 news in November courtesy of Kingdom Hearts at the D23n event in Japan, but the Disney/Square crossover will be at Disney's American D23 Expo next month with "new information,"...   read

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Fallout 4

Bethesda will show new Fallout 4 gameplay to QuakeCon 2015 attendees

Since that massive wave of info about Fallout 4 back at E3, I've counting the days till its November release. I'm a big fan of the series, and seeing its debut on the current gen was incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately, Bethesda Game Studi...   read

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JoyJam coming to London May 14

Hey, do you like indie games? Are you in or around London on May 14? Do you fancy hearing talks from the likes of Paul-Kilduff-Taylor from Mode7 (Frozen Cortex) and playing a bunch of indie games? How about swapping assets with developers o...   read

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Radius Europe

Radius Festival heading to Vienna this July

Do you like indie games? What about beautiful hand-sculpted architecture? What about the thought of the two combined? Yes, such a wondrous combination of things is possible, particularly if you're going to be in or around Vienna in early Ju...   read

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Calgary Expo

Men's rights activism and 'GamerGate' group removed from Calgary Expo

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is one of Canada's biggest gaming, film, television, gaming, comics and "geek culture" events, drawing celebrities, panelists, and events from all over the world. This year, it was also host to ...   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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D.I.C.E. Awards

Shadow of Mordor picks up eight D.I.C.E. awards, but not game of the year

When I think of the D.I.C.E. Awards, I'll remember montage guy, now and forever. I wasn't around to see if any similar unscripted hilarity took place at this year's show, but I did catch that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor took home eight a...   read

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The Badger

Guest Op/Ed: The real sources of unethical videogame journalism

[Note: The Badger could be anyone -- a game developer, a member of the gaming press, even a writer for another game blog. They could be just one person or multiple people. You'll probably never find out who they really are, which is part of...   read

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EVO 2015

EVO 2015 lineup: Smash, Persona, Tekken, and more

The roster for this year's Evolution Championship Series has been announced. EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, will feature: Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U,...   read

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PAX East

Heads up! PAX East badges are on sale right now

Passes for PAX East are on sale! Get in here while you still can. The show takes place at the Boston Convention Center the weekend of Friday, March 6, 2015. Tickets are $45 for a single-day badge and $95 for a three-day badge. Scalpers be d...   read


Nindies at IndieCade. Wait, Nindies? I love you, Nintendo

The list of new Nintendo independent games to be shown at IndieCade that we received this morning? Great. Great news. But I'm more hung up on the title of the press email that Nintendo sent out: Nintendo Showcases Prolific “Nindies&r...   read

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PAX Prime 2014 Photos

PAX Prime 2014: Robots and cosplayers and Dtoiders

There it is, ladies and gentlemen: your PAX Prime 2014 Dtoid group photo! It wasn't as big of a showing this year -- thanks a lot, PAX-tickets-that-sell-out-in-42-seconds -- but it sure was a pretty one. I know I say this every year, but da...   read


gamescom gaining on E3 for PR impact

We don't attend videogame trade shows for their "PR impact," but it is interesting to hear that gamescom is gaining on E3 as far as that measurement is concerned. Analytics company ICO Partners says that the European event is catching up to...   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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Fangamer <3 Attract Mode

Love is in the air for Seattle's Fangamer <3 Attract Mode

Some events are better than others. It's an objective, measurable fact. What unit of measure can you apply to an event to quantify its level of quality? Simple -- add the amount of Jake "Virt" Kaufman to the total of Corey "Reyyy" Lewi...   read

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"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...



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So I take it some of us are upset about the Doom file space? Of course if most games pulled that nonsense you would have only 5 or 6 games on a stock That is a bit


I wonder what that little square button is My guess is it somehow relates to amiibo since on the Switch controller, this button is in roughly the same spot as the NFC symbol for the Wii U Your thoughts?

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Dr Mel

That tiny console Nintendo is making isnt going to compete on a performance level with the other systems, not unless they used magic, and thats fine with me but it may cause the same problems the power disparity caused during the latter days of the

Hipster Youmu

That was fast,

Electric Reaper

Doom 4 currently takes up 70 GB of space on my hard WHY!?!?!? SnapMap is too limited with just 2 weapons in the loadout, and I mostly care about single id Software, compress your fucking files


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