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June2012

  • News BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition Details Float Online

    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...

May2012

  • News 2K's XCOM Shooter Delayed Another Year

    Surprise

    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...

  • News XCOM: Enemy Unknown Infiltrates PS3 in October

    Strategic timing

    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...

  • News XCOM: Enemy Unknown Diary Details Modernisation

    Future proof

    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...

  • News Stock Up with Borderlands 2's Ultimate Loot Edition

    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...

  • News BioShock Infinite Delayed Until 26th February 2013

    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...

  • News Spec Ops: The Line Demo Invades PSN Today

    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...

April2012

  • News Irrational Games Focusing on BioShock Infinite, Not Vita

    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...

  • News 2K Fires New Spec Ops: The Line Multiplayer Footage Online

    Sand master

    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...

  • First Impressions Spec Ops: The Line

    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...

  • News Confront the Sand in New Spec Ops: The Line Trailer

    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...

March2012

  • News The Siren Screams into BioShock Infinite

    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...

  • News BioShock Vita Was Announced Before Development Started

    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...

  • News BioShock Infinite's "Boys of Silence" Are Surprisingly Loud

    Frightening, too

    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...

  • News Meet BioShock Infinite's Handyman

    Tool up

    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...

  • News BioShock Infinite Motion Support Moving Forward

    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...

  • Rumour 2K Czech Working on Grand Theft Auto V

    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...

  • News BioShock Infinite Invades UK on 19th October

    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...

February2012

  • News Borderlands 2 Release Dates Revealed

    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...

  • News Spec Ops Crosses the Finish Line on 26th June

    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...

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  • News The Latest Darkness Trailer Keeps You Up To Date

    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..

  • News BioShock Infinite TGS 2011 Teaser Trailer

    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...

  • News More Than 40 Staffers Dropped From 2K Czech

    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..

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