Under the sea
The idealistic cloud city of Columbia may not be picking up new passengers until 2013, but publisher 2K Games would love you to take a trip beneath the waves to Rapture instead. The eagle eyed editors over at Eurogamer.net spotted a rating for the BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition earlier today, which supposedly collates the first two...
XCOM: Enemy Unknown might be happily flaunting its release date like there’s no tomorrow, but times are a bit tougher for 2K Marin’s first-person XCOM reboot. Originally announced in 2010 – and delayed ever since – the controversial shooter is now due out between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014, according to publishing overlord...
You'll be able to uncover the identity of XCOM: Enemy Unknown's antagonist in October on PS3. The secretive strategy title is set to release on 9th October in North America and 12th October internationally, 2K Games has confirmed in a statement released this afternoon. Pre-order the thinking man’s title and you’ll scoop up the...
Look, we know this behind the scenes XCOM: Enemy Unknown developer diary is designed to detail the process developer Firaxis has taken updating the classic strategy franchise for a modern era – but we’re more interested in the studio’s office. The video shows a book cabinet, massive reception area and a ping-pong table. These...
More stuff than you could ever store
As collector’s editions continue to get more and more extravagant, Gearbox has thrown down the gauntlet with the biggest limited edition ever announced. The appropriately titled Ultimate Loot Edition for Borderlands 2 bundles – deep breath – a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead, a hardbound artbook, a collectable...
Making the way for GTA?
Irrational Games has pushed back the release of BioShock Infinite until 26th February, 2013. The massively anticipated first-person adventure had originally been scheduled to release in October, but the game will unfortunately miss that date. In a frank exchange with fans, Irrational Games gaffer Ken Levine said: When we...
Armed and ready
Publisher 2K Games has promised to fire a Spec Ops: The Line demo onto the PS3 later today. It’ll launch as part of the PSN’s weekly update, with a European release supposedly set to follow tomorrow. The demo will allow you to sample two missions from the single-player campaign, as you search the savaged streets of Dubai in...
Nothing to say
When Ken Levine announced BioShock Vita at Sony’s E3 press conference last year, it was clear that the project was nothing but an idea. Fast-forward a year and not much has changed, with Levine’s studio, Irrational Games, opting to focus its attention on the upcoming BioShock Infinite. In an interview with Wired, the studio lead...
At first glance, this Spec Ops: The Line multiplayer trailer looks frightfully familiar. We’re not going to deny that the eight-player class-based competitive combat looks fun, but we’ve seen it all before. Where the game’s online component finds an identity, however, is in its implementation of sand. Like the single-player...
End of the line
Spec Ops: The Line owes a lot to the Uncharted series — and not just because Nolan North lends his voice to the game’s gruff protagonist Captain Martin Walker. The combat – which takes place from a third-person perspective – is hugely derivative of Nathan Drake’s series, as you meander between conveniently placed vehicles...
Bucket and spade
We’ve all spent trips to the seaside playing in the sand, but Spec Ops: The Line doesn’t look quite so innocent. The Yager developed shooter sees the typically tranquil Dubai coated in more sand than the Sahara desert. It doesn't help that there's a number of shady folks hanging around either. The good news is that you play as a...
Certainly not that kind of siren
Irrational Games has lifted the lid on BioShock Infinite’s final Heavy Hitter. Named the Siren, the spiritual performer possesses the ability to bring back the dead. Creative director Ken Levine explains that the real challenge in battle is deciding whether to focus on the Siren itself, or its resurrected puppets...
Would you kindly...?
Sony kindly asked Ken Levine to announce BioShock Vita before the game even started production, the developer has revealed. Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer.net, the series creator said that he agreed to the request due to Sony being such a great partner to Irrational Games: Look, generally when I announce something...
Of all the Heavy Hitters developer Irrational Games has revealed for BioShock Infinite, the so-called “Boys of Silence” are by far the most terrifying. Look, we don’t particularly fancy coming up against a mechanical George Washington either, but we’d prefer it to one of these faceless menaces. We'll be having nightmares...
BioShock Infinite is set in a completely different world to the original title, so naturally there are no Big Daddies or Little Sisters. Instead there are Heavy Hitters, of which we’ve already been introduced to one: the Motorized Patriot. Now Irrational Games has raised the curtain on the game’s second heavy hitter, known as the...
Day and date
Irrational Games’ fascinating gaffer Ken Levine has confirmed that BioShock Infinite’s vaunted PlayStation Move support will be available day and date with the game’s release. The developer has been pretty quiet about the feature since it was confirmed at E3 last year, but Ken Levine told Eurogamer.net that the reason for the...
Mafia III in production too
Mafia developer 2K Czech is collaborating with Rockstar North on Grand Theft Auto V, according to reports. A VG247 source claimed that the studio has been working on the game for almost a year, lending its cinematic expertise to help produce better cut-scenes for the hotly anticipated open world title. According to the...
Pie in the sky
2K’s announced that Irrational Games’ hotly anticipated BioShock follow-up, BioShock Infinite, will launch in North America on the 16th October. Europe will have to wait just a few additional days for the first-person shooter, when it releases overseas on the 19th October. Creative director Ken Levine said: After BioShock, we had...
Loot 'em up
You’ve got a little over six months to get your OCD in check, as Gearbox has announced that compulsive looter Borderlands 2 is set to be unleashed on 18th September in North America and 21st September in Europe. While that date’s still some time away, Gearbox wants you to pledge your interest in the title early by rewarding all...
Done and dusted
After an outrageously protracted development cycle, 2K Games has finally attached a release date to Spec Ops: The Line. The sandy shooter is due out on 26th June according to a new trailer released by the publisher, which we’ve handily embedded below. (Don’t say we don’t do anything for you.) 2K also confirmed pre-order bonuses...
In order to celebrate the release of The Darkness II's demo on the PlayStation Store today, 2K's tossed over the game's launch trailer in order to get us totally salivating over the title's early February release
It's rare that a game lets you play as an absolute juggernaut of questionable motive, but The Darkness certainly brings something new to the table. We were pretty hot on its predecessor,..
Don't let publisher 2K Games' press release confuse you: BioShock Infinite's cleverly named '1999' mode (after System Shock 2, we presume) is not about pre-Millennium parties -- instead it's about making the upcoming PS3 title fudging hard
1999 mode goes beyond tweaking with health statistics — like most difficulty settings — by adapting the core experience to make things more challenging..
With the hardcore XCOM fanbase satiated by last week's Game Informer cover reveal, 2K Games has announced that its maligned, but promising looking, XCOM FPS has been pushed back until 2013
The title — which is in development at 2K Marin — has seen several reboots since its initial unveiling way back in 2010, but was reportedly in top-form at last year's E3. Hopefully, the extended development..
We're pretty sure 2K Games understands that February is a stacked month for games
With Binary Domain, Grand Slam Tennis 2 and the launch of the PlayStation Vita all vying for your cash — the publisher hopes that by releasing a demo for The Darkness II your money will gravitate towards its dark, comic-book inspired game. It's unclear what The Darkness II's demo will contain at this stage, but..
If you were one of those people that hopped straight onto NeoGAF to voice your disgust at 2K Marin's first-person XCOM reboot, then this announcement is for you; the latest issue of Game Informer magazine has revealed that Civilization developer Firaxis Games is currently working on a new XCOM title named XCOM: Enemy Unkown -- and, yes, it's a strategy game
The title is planned for PlayStation 3..
Irrational Games' outspoken gaffer, Ken Levine, has spoken out about his "disappointment" regarding the gaming community's sexualised response to BioShock: Infinite's female protagonist, Elizabeth
The luminary said in an interview with OXM that creating a sex symbol was never the developer's intent, and that it's a shame that gamers are so focused on the character's figure rather than her..
The soldiers of Spec Ops: The Line haven't got time to sit around making sand-castles -- there's a war to fight
2K's released a new trailer for the upcoming third-person shooter, which shows various montages of gameplay footage. There's shooting, there's explosions and there's sand. The game's definitely got a unique style to it, but we're a little concerned by the intermittent frame-rate shown in..
Leave it to BioShock Infinite to pull something amazing out of the bag
And who knew it would be so simple? The latest trailer for Irrational Games' magnus opus shows destruction in the city of Columbia, and sets it all to the relaxing sound of an acoustic country song. Seriously elegant stuff. Make sure you watch the trailer after the break.
If you thought you were going to have to wait until 2012 for another look at BioShock Infinite, how's this for a nice surprise? A hyperactive Geoff Keighley has teased -- with a single, secretive screenshot -- that Irrational Games' latest PS3 shooter is set to get a brand new trailer at this weekend's VGAs
The game will join The Last Of Us, Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Epic Games' next project —..
You absolutely won't need to harbor The Darkness alone
Publisher 2K Games has announced this afternoon that The Darkness II will sport a four-player co-operative game mode known as Vendettas. The moody mode takes place in parallel to the main plot, and has players assuming the role of four different characters, each possessing a unique Darkness weapon. The mode's pitched as a "team-focused,..
After going missing in action for over eighteen months, 2K's finally re-announced its oft-delayed third-person shooter Spec Ops: The Line
The game's now due out in Spring 2012, and will put you in control of a US Delta Force soldier named Captain Walker. The desert setting's still in place, dropping you amidst a sandstorm in Dubai with the intention of saving the "damned" 33rd squad of..
It's been a while since we saw 2K Games' Spec Ops: The Line
The ambitious desert-based shooter was first shown at the 2009 VGAs and has been missing in action ever since. But it will return next week with a brand new trailer and a raft of impressions to go with it. And just to keep everyone interested, the publisher has released a brand new screenshot of the game (embedded above). The image alone..
Irrational Games gaffer Ken Levine has said that he is in no rush to get a BioShock movie made
A cinematic adaptation of the first-person adventure game has been on the cards for a while, but like so many other video game movies has struggled to get off the ground. We got very close to having it get made we had a deal in place and a director. But for us theres no burning to have a movie..
Ken Levine has told players to expect more varied gameplay in BioShock Infinite
While the original game focused very heavily on close-quarters combat, its sequel will have a much greater range of encounters, keeping players on their toes. "One of the first things we did when we started on BioShock Infinite was to draw a graph with y and z axes, and to say that one of those axes..
With the BioShock franchise loosely associated with the XBOX platform -- despite all of the games appearing on PS3 -- it looks like Sony is going out of its way to make BioShock Infinite feel more at home on its premier platform
One way its achieving this is by heavily promoting the game's PlayStation Move implementation. In a new interview, Irrational Games gaffer Ken Levine has said that he can't..
Oh XCOM -- how many times have you been delayed? It feels like everytime the 2K Marin developed first-person shooter is within our grasp, overlord Take Two pushes the carrot a little further away
Last night the publisher announced that it is to push the strategy reboot into the publisher's fiscal year 2013. No real reason was offered, but with Max Payne 3 scheduled to drop on the same date XCOM was..
When Ken Levine announced PlayStation Move support for BioShock Infinite at this year's E3, it seemed more like a statement of intent than anything else
But in a new PlayStation.com post, Sony has hinted that BioShock Infinite's heavily anticipated Move support might be further along than we anticipated. Outlining all the upcoming PlayStation Move related software, the article says of BioShock..
The father of the critically acclaimed BioShock series, Ken Levine, has said that he's not "aching" for the next round of consoles because he believes the current set of consoles have plenty of juice left in them
You look at Arkham City, Uncharted and Gears of War and youre starting to see that these games dont look old to me. They look very current," Levine — who is currently working..
Michael John Mamaril was a huge Borderlands fan
Tragically he died of cancer last month at the unfairly premature age of 22. This prompted Michael's friend Carlo — also a big Borderlands fan — to contact Gearbox Software and ask if they could get the game's lovable robot, Claptrap, to read some kind of eulogy. Touchingly Gearbox did, and has also promised to include Mamaril in Borderlands 2 as..
We don't remember The Darkness being so gross
Sure we remember the portions of the campaign when it went really crazy — the Hellish trenches scene continues to haunt us — but geez, this latest trailer for The Darkness II gives Mortal Kombat a run for its money. We suppose it's appropriate for Hallowe'en, but man, if you're eating right now, we can only recommend that you don't click play.
It's not often that we get to post a new video pertaining to BioShock Infinite
While the hotly anticipated first-person adventure game is firmly on everybody's radar, it's always seemed a long way off. But no more — with many of this year's big Holiday releases out of the picture, Infinite is due its time in the spotlight. And that starts today with an interview of the game's two most important..
BioShock creator Ken Levine has no doubts about who wears the trousers at Irrational Games
Chatting with Joystiq, the legendary developer revealed that BioShock Infinite is most definitely his game. This is my game, he said, "I love the fact that we sit down and chat with each other but at the end of the day this things got to be my decision. We wondered why Irrational never..
Man, we always wanted to play cel-shaded basket ball
And now we've got the chance. As part of a new multi-faceted DLC pack for NBA 2K12, the publisher's chucking in a cel-shaded game mode set in the heart of New York's Times Square just for the fun of it. The $10 DLC pack will also include 150 of the NBA's all-time greatest players, new mini-games,...
Arguably one of the biggest names in PlayStation Vita's upcoming catalogue, the announcement of BioShock Vita raised many eyebrows when it was revealed at E3 earlier in the year
But while the game itself is hotly anticipated, details are actually extremely scarce. At E3, Irrational Games gaffer Ken Levine said that the game was merely a nugget of an...
We'll be honest, we've not been that excited by what we've seen of The Darkness 2 so far
Sure the game's got a neat art-style, but it's a universe we hadn't really considered returning to. But the game's latest trailer — narrated by a complete an utter odd-ball — is actually really cool. Not only does it make the fiction seem totally engaging, but the bits and bobs of gameplay included look..
We'd be curious to see the numbers for Duke Nukem Forever's multiplayer component
Are any readers still playing it? Well, if you are (why?) Gearbox has got some new DLC for you. The content includes three new multiplayer modes: Freeze Tag, Hail To The King and Hot Potato. It also includes four new maps parodying various popular first-person...
If you've already registered interest in The Darkness II or are just about to -- then you're in luck
2K Games has announced that it will be upgrading all pre-orders of the game to a Limited Edition version. This includes a Crazy Abdul darkling outfit and two ability upgrades: Gourmet Hearts and Relic Hunter. You'll also net an illustration by Marc Silvestri and downloadable versions of the comics..
Did you miss out on the original The Darkness? Shame on you
The game was actually a surprisingly unique first-person shooter. Still, we understand if you're not willing to set aside the time to play through the game in 2011. And 2K gets that too. Hence it's released a little recap video to get you up to date ahead of its upcoming sequel, The Darkness II. Catch it after the jump. The Darkness II is..
In Japanese too!
As fans of the original BioShock, it’s not hard for us to get excited about any new titbit we can rummage up about the upcoming BioShock Infinite. With each new trailer that Irrational Games releases, it seems that the game just continues to look better and better, and this can be said once again from this new trailer from TGS...
Two studios under the 2K Czech banner have been hit by a redundancy initiative, according to information obtained by Develop Online
According to the website more than 40 of the developer's staff has been cut from its studio at Brno, with "less than ten" cut from its Prague studio too. Before the redundancies, 2K Czech had a work force of around 200 people. This will result in the..
Gearbox Software is in the initial stages of planning a new Duke Nukem title, CEO Randy Pitchford has announced
Pitchford told an audience at PAX — watched by Kotaku — that the studio picked up the Duke Nukem franchise with the intention of making more titles in the series. "And then soon I know that you guys figured out that, when Gearbox acquired the franchise, we didn't do it just to..
No-one is going to disagree that Borderlands 2 is all about multiplayer, not least developers Gearbox Software
Speaking to Joystiq behind closed doors, Gearbox's Steve Gibson revealed that those playing Borderlands 2's couch co-op mode will be able to take the action online with two other players. There is one stipulation however, according to Gibson. Split-screen players will not be able to join..
She was thrilled with all the awards BioShock: Infinite won at E3 earlier in the year, but someone at GamesCom had to be a complete meanie didn't they? Horrible Europeans, why did you have to tell her that BioShock: Infinite is still a year away from release? We think we're going to have a little cry too.
Here's your first glimpse of Borderlands 2 ahead of the media blow-out we're expecting later in the week
The trailer focuses on the game's new dual-wielding hero as he shoots the brains out of a variety of fresh foes. The art-style is still great. Expect lots more on Gearbox's RPG-shooter during the course of the week.
It sounds like GamesCom's going to be livestreams galore -- 2K Games will be joining Sony next week in streaming its GamesCom presentation live on the Internet
2K's show is expected to go heavy on Borderlands 2 content, with many of us given a first taste of Gearbox's RPG-come-shooter at next week's show. The livestream's set to hit the airwaves on UStream at 16:00PM BST on August 19th. [Thanks..
It's funny to think that the original BioShock was an afterthought on the PlayStation 3
Released hastily a year after its XBOX 360 counterpart, BioShock as a franchise was closely aligned with Microsoft's platform back in the early days of this generation. But now you can't move without seeing BioShock: Infinite on the front-cover of PlayStation magazines, and Ken Levine on Sony-aligned websites..
Super-addictive four-player co-op is back in Borderlands 2, says GameInformer magazine
But according to the publication, virtually every other element of the RPG-come-shooter has been revved up. More interactive environments, friendly NPCs that actually say more than one word, and a new elemental currency are all in. Bonza. All four original Borderlands characters will feature in the sequel, in..
Forget those rumours from yesterday, 2K Games has officially confirmed Borderlands 2 this afternoon
The game's due for release somewhere between April 2012 and March 2013. 2K's keeping a nice wide window open for the time being. The game's featured on the September cover of US games magazine GameInformer, and will be on-hand at this month's Gamescom. New characters, skills, enemies, weapons and..
Eurogamer's reporting that Borderlands 2 is in development at Gearbox and is due to be announced by 2K Games soon -- presumably at Gamescom
According to Eurogamer's source, the game will launch on PlayStation 3 next year. It's not the first we've heard of Borderlands 2 — the game has been rumoured for months, showing up on developer CVs and in hushed industry whispers. Seeing as we adored the..
It's that time of the year again
The time of the year where publishers of not-quite-blockbuster-games delay their big fall releases because of the looming threat of Call Of Duty and Uncharted and Batman and Battlefield. 2K Games' The Darkness II is the first notable title to be pushed out of its release window, presumably for marketing reasons. The title will now release in February, as opposed to..
Irrational Games boss Ken Levine doesn't do things by half, so it's not necessarily surprising to hear the video games luminary tease his upcoming PlayStation Vita project as being "strange"
In an interview with IGN, the legend reiterated that the game would be something new, and not simply a port of a previous BioShock title. Thats a new game. That is going to be strange and surprising to..
BioShock Infinite won a whole slew of awards at E3 last month
But the game's demonstration was held behind closed doors. Now GTTV's got the game's full 14-minute blowout on display. We could sit here typing hyperbole, but we think it's best that you hit the jump and enjoy the footage for yourself. This is staggering.
The face of BioShock Infinite's protagonist, Booker DeWitt, has been revealed on the cover of EGM magazine
The character looks rugged and dishevelled in a classy sort of way, sporting an expensive jacket and pin-stripe trouser. One thing we liked about the original BioShock was the mystique surrounding the protagonist, so we're not sure how we feel about Booker DeWitt's big reveal.
Tearing the worlds apart
Maybe it was the way that Rapture gripped us from beginning to end in the original BioShock, or maybe it was the way the game created such a surreal alternate lifestyle in the underwater city that it almost seemed like it could actually be lying in wait somewhere in the ocean depths. Today we grasp at every morsel of...
Irrational's released a new developer diary for BioShock Infinite
No doubt if you've been reading previews for the game, or listening to podcasts, you'll have heard about this section from the game's E3 demo where Elizabeth — your side-kick throughout the game — opens up a portal (or tear) into a 1980s sidewalk while trying to save a horse. The potential for other psychological craziness is..
Despite a number of seriously scathing reviews over the weekend, Duke Nukem Forever has knocked L
A. Noire</a> off its perch at the top of the UK sales charts, scoring a number one finish for the long-in-development FPS. L.A. Noire finished up in second, while Sucker Punch's new superhero escapade finished up just behind Zumba Fitness in fourth. The game probably deserved to do better than..
BioShock Infinite was undoubtedly one of the stars of E3 2011
Popping up at Sony's press conference, Ken Levine explained how Irrational Games was planning to bring PlayStation Move to to the game, as well as develop a brand new entry in the series for the PlayStation Vita. In this developer diary, Ken Levine explains Columbia's skylines — unusual rails which connect the floating world and open..
It's actually real: Duke Nukem Forever is available on British store-shelves nationwide. The release puts an end to a whopping 15 years wait for the game. We sincerely hope Duke's stocked up on plenty of gum during his hiatus. June 10 in the UK will forever be celebrated as the day that the legendary Duke Nukem Forever went from video game folklore to Earth shattering reality, said..
"We don't know how we're going to use PlayStation Move yet," was the message of Irrational Games' Ken Levine during Sony's press conference
It's a sentiment echoed in the developer's interview with IGN. I tried to be as honest as I could up there. I dont exactly know what were doing yet. Ive worked with known film directors who basically were wanting to make a Bioshock movie, and their..
Ready to Rapture?
Ken Levine is the mastermind behind the world heralded by gamers across the world known simply as ‘Rapture’ in the BioShock series. Stepping into the dark undersea city of Rapture for the first time was truly a moment that we’ll never forget; inhabitant’s that utilise strange powers, Big Daddies and Little Sisters,...
Ken Levine took to the stage of Sony's E3 press conference to announce that Bioshock Infinite will support PlayStation Move on the PlayStation 3
Apparently the team is still working on the implementation, but it will be there at launch. Also confirmed during a bumper series of Bioshock announcements was news that all PS3 copies of Bioshock Infinite will ship with the original game included on the..
2K Games has confirmed that its upcoming first-person shooter XCOM will release on March 9th 2012 in the UK
The game will release March 6th in North America. The game is no longer a PC and XBOX 360 exclusive, with 2K confirming a PS3 version of the game. XCOM is a gripping tactical action experience set in mid-century America, where the player leads an elite field team of specialised government..
When we first heard The Darkness was getting a sequel, we were a bit like, "Yeah whatever?" We liked the original game a fair amount, but never considered it a classic like many others do
That said, we were wrong to be so dismissive of The Darkness II. This new trailer for the sequel looks pretty impressive. We adore the new graphic novel visual style that developers Digital Extremes have..
There are no words: Duke Nukem Forever releases in the UK next week
This launch trailer proves it. There are tits, one-liners, guns and swearing; what more could you ask for? Repeat: Duke Nukem Forever releases in the UK next week.
Wait for it: Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold
That means, short of a catastrophe, the game is finished and ready to be manufactured for retail. Always bet on Duke, I did, said Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford. I bet on all of the developers who have ever been a part of this legendary project and I bet that none of us want to live in a world without the Duke. Ive played the final game and it..
In case you'd all forgotten about the announcement of Bioshock Infinite -- which literally does feel like an eternity ago -- 2K's released a fresh batch of screenshots to remind us all that the game exists
The spiritual successor to Bioshock is set in the sky on the floating city of Columbia, and promises plenty of steampunk insanity and idyllic Americanism gone bad.</em>
Ok, so there is a safe for work version of Duke Nudem -- 2K Games' latest Duke Nukem Forever spin-off game -- but who wants to play that? The game even appropriately boos you when you try to select it
And rightly so too. The actual game is a trashy target practice mini-game — but if you win you get to look at girls take their clothes off. You even get a wallpaper for completing a level. Our..
Those of you that purchased the game of the year edition of Borderlands will already have access to the Duke Nukem Forever 'First Access Club'
Alternatively, you can gain entry by preordering a copy of Duke's overdue adventure from various retailers. Once you're into the super elite club, Gearbox has announced that you'll get early access to the Duke Nukem Forever demo on June 3rd. Check Randy..
Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has hit out against the "cyber-terrorists" that have brought the PlayStation Network to its knees, pleading with gamers to support Sony in its endeavours to restore online services to the PlayStation 3
Speaking with Eurogamer as part of a promotional tour for Duke Nukem Forever, Pitchford said we are all victims of cyber-terrorism. "Every one of us who plays games..
Oh Duke, you will insist on winning us over
To be honest, we've no idea why you're the size of an action figure in this latest Duke Nukem Forever trailer. But what does it matter when it looks this fun?</em>
2K's attached a date to the return of possessed hitman, Jackie Estacado
The Darkness II will release on October 4th in North America and October 7th in Europe. To celebrate the news, 2K has released a new trailer. We've embedded it above. It's short, but worth a watch.
Warning: this trailer is not safe for work
Repeat, this trailer is not safe work. Thank goodness its a Bank Holiday weekend then, eh? There's tits, explosions and all the Duke you can handle in this two-minute Duke Nukem Forever sizzle reel. Enjoy.</em>
If Duke Nukem: Forever's idea of "babes" are what's depicted in this trailer, we'll be replacing next years Hollyoaks calendar for the one featuring Cristiano Ronaldo in his swimwear -- these girls look like they were rendered on late 90's hardware
Oh wait, they were. (For the record: this game is starting to win us over.)
Mafia II was a surprisingly captivating game
The open-world lacked variety, but the story had us hooked from the moment we started it up. If you're yet to experience the game yet, it might be worth holding on just a little while. Amazon's listed [looks like it's been pulled now, folks - Ed] a "Director's Cut" edition of the Godfather-inspired sandbox shooter, touting the full game plus..
.. But only until June! Duke Nukem Forever was originally due out at the start of May, but Gearbox has pushed the date to June 10th worldwide, and June 14th in North America. Hilariously, Gearbox gaffer Randy Pitchford has released a video announcing the delay. You can catch that after the jump.
Uh-oh, time for the sexist white knights to jump on their horse and ride to the rescue -- guess what, Duke Nukem Forever objectifies women? Hang on, wait a minute, Duke Nukem? Is that the sound of a thousand angsty nobodies dismounting their horse? Sure -- because in any other video game this would be deemed "sexist" by said sensitive types, but Duke Nukem always gets a free pass
Mainly because it's "funny". Supposedly. Take Duke Nukem Forever's "Capture The Babe" mode. It's a play on Capture The Flag. Get it? The twist is, instead of picking up a pole and ribbon, your letching after...
Irrational Games' Ken Levine has ruled out any PlayStation Move support for the upcoming Bioshock Infinite, stating that gamers would feel "cheated" by it
"I'd never want to throw in Move support just because it's going to make some first party happy or because some marketing department wants it on the box because, at the end of the day, gamers know," he told Play magazine. "If you..
Duke Nukem Forever now has an official website
Which is pretty crazy when you start to think about it. The game — which has been in development for, well, forever — is actually coming out in May (apparently). The website's packed with assets, terrible music and "hilarious" quips from the Duke himself. Click through here if you're interested in that sort of thing.
Sports Champions just doesn't get enough credit
Its art-style might be as flat as a pancake, but some of the package's mini-games come closer to true simulation than sports franchise's that have been iterated upon for years. The reason behind its success is the PlayStation Move, which is a wildly responsive unit when used in the right regard. It may have been a launch-title for Sony's motion unit,..
The general consensus seems to be that Duke Nukem Forever is an old-school shooter
Run into a room, face a hundred monsters, circle strafe and shoot, rinse and repeat. There's nothing wrong with throwback at all, in fact games like Bionic Commando Rearmed and Super Street Fighter IV have had tremendous commercial success because of their reverence for the past. But now you go and tell me that Duke..
We're not sure where we stand with collector's editions anymore
At first we thought they were a really novel addition to really big releases, but now that every game gets one, they're starting to feel less special. What's more, the stuff that's included is getting a bit predictable. We suppose they are still great for real fans of the franchises involved, but having bought a couple of these (and..
The original The Darkness had a dark but predictable visual style
The sequel, however, will be cel-shaded. That's according to the game's lead designer, Digital Extremes' Tom Galt, who insisted that the new studio are "carving" their own path for The Darkness II, with a bigger emphasis on action and story. What Starbreeze did well, in a nutshell, were characters and story, said Galt..
Remember The Darkness? Vaguely
Yeah, us too. We remember watching "To Kill A Mockingbird" with our polygonal girlfriend. Then it all went a bit weird and we had snakes coming out of our shoulders. Then it got even weirder, and we started walking around trenches, except the soldiers in them were all skeletons. Or something. Honestly, we can't remember much else. We do know people have been..
.. The chalk came up all over the place. Look you cannot be serious, man. You cannot be serious. John McEnroe should be in the Top Spin 4 game. Chalk flew up, he should clearly be in. How can you possibly leave him out? You guys are the absolute pits of the world, you know that?
Mark the date: May 3rd is the day that pigs will fly and Hell will freeze
Duke Nukem Forever will launch in North America after 13-years of development chaos. The rest of the world will have to wait until May 6th for the monumental occassion, but hey, what's three days in the wider scheme of things? The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here, said 2K boss,..
After yesterday's March 15th US release date announcement for Top Spin 4, we anticipated the UK date wouldn't be far behind
2K's just sent us confirmation that the PlayStation Move controlled tennis title will launch on March 18th in good ol' Blighty. The game will feature Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Ana Ivanovic (please stop losing! <3) on the cover. The US cover's slightly different. No Ana..
Will it be ace?
Looks like Sega's Virtua Tennis 4 won't be the only Move-enabled tennis game next year: 2K Games has just announced Top Spin 4 will launch in North America on March 15th, with PlayStation Move support from day one. Promising the largest-ever array of past and present stars of the sport – early shots show Andre Agassi and Pete...
Yes! YES! Seriously: get in! 2K Sports has slapped a release date on upcoming tennis title, Top Spin 4, stating that the game will release March 15th in the US. But that's not all that's got us excited; the game's PlayStation 3 boxart also comes with a PlayStation Move readily plastered all over it. This is basically our idea of heaven. The news comes via Top Spin's Facebook page, though we're..
The original Bioshock did not release on the PlayStation 3 at the same time as its XBOX 360 counterpart
The game launched late, and suffered from a fairly inferior port. With Bioshock: Infinite due to launch day and date on the PlayStation 3, Irrational's taken to reassuring fans that the game will not suffer on Sony's platform. Lead technical designer, Chris Kline, reassured fans on the studio's..
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