Are you still playing Borderlands? Thought you might be
That game is big. In fact, if we didn't have a back-log of about 5,264,631 games to review [slight exaggeration - Ed], we'd still be playing it now. And if we were still playing it now, we'd be hotly anticipating the game's level cap raising patch. Speaking of which, Gearbox claim that the patch is finished on the development side. It's just..
If you loved Mafia II (like us) and are itching for the next instalment of narrative DLC, then know that the game's next pack of DLC, "Joe's Adventure", is set to hit the PlayStation Network on November 23rd
In the narrative flashback you'll play as Joe Barbaro during Vito Scaletta's spell in prison. The press release describes the package as...
Bioshock Infinite's not due out for years
It might have actually been announced too early; because there are still two years of development left on this thing. But the one thing we can be sure of when it ships is that it's going to be amazing. Absolutely amazing. Joystiq's got a batch of new screenshots. Catch them through the link.
2K has revealed that they'll be bundling "demo keys" of Duke Nukem Forever with all purchases of the upcoming Borderlands Game Of The Year Edition
Apparently the key will also provide users with a "wealth of goodies". As if Duke wasn't enough. How many people are going to end up with a second copy of Borderlands just so they can say they've played Duke Nukem, then? To be fair, the..
We were excited about Bioshock: Infinite the moment it got announced
The game's debut trailer was stunning. But nothing really prepared us for this 10 minute gameplay blow-out. Infinite looks distinctly Bioshock in gameplay, but the world and setting carries the same amazement as the initial encounters with Rapture. Columbia looks fascinating. From the rails connecting the various..
We're not going to drop it
Vito Scaletta's side-kick in Mafia II, Joe Barbaro, is clearly based upon top restaurateur, and Britains Best Dish judge, Ed Baines. And now he's due to get his own DLC campaign in Mafia II. No, not Ed Baines; his video game counterpart - Joe Barbaro. The DLC, Joe's Adventure, takes place during Vito's stint in prison and...
The re-announcement of Duke Nukem Forever this week has put my thoughts to the test
I was semi pleased when the game was cancelled. Obviously, my thoughts went out to all those who had worked hard and were losing employment — but at the same time, I feel like we've moved on from the Duke Nukem character. Does he even matter anymore? I vaguely remember my brother playing Duke Nukem on one of our..
We know you're exciting about Duke Nukem Forever
We don't know why, but it's fact. We were sitting in front of our site traffic counter just as the news of Duke Nukem Forever's re-existence broke, and were amazed by the impact. Suddenly it was like an avalanche of Duke Nukem search queries. Hit counter, high. We had been a little concerned though, that the game might not make it out on PlayStation..
Yep, it's happening
Hooray. Duke Nukem's "will they, won't they" story is finally over. We hope. Gearbox has announced that they are indeed picking up where 3D Realms famously left off, and finishing development of Duke Nukem Forever in time for 2011. More news is sure to follow later this evening, with Gearbox holding a press conference at PAX. We'll keep you updated.
Duke Nukem Forever's going to get announced tonight
There's no way it's not going to happen. The evidence has been mounting. First there was the Gearbox rumour, to which the studio's gaffer, Randy Pitchford, said we'd find out more at PAX. Then 3D Realms' George Broussard posted a picture of some flying pigs on Twitter, one of which was wearing Duke's glasses. Now 2K's teasing a huge announcement..
If Mafia II's main campaign and exclusive PS3 DLC weren't enough to fill your mobster cravings, then 2K's got your back
They've confirmed that the next slice of Mafia II DLC, Jimmy's Vendetta, will launch on September 7th for $9.99. The pack adds 30 new missions to Mafia's campaign. Jimmy, the DLC's protagonist, is described as "the guy the...
Take Two's nailed down a date of August 31st for Bioshock 2's final slice of DLC, "Minerva's Den"
The $9.99 extension builds on the single-player narrative of Bioshock 2, and plunges players deep into Rapture once again. The additional campaign adds three new areas to explore, aswell as six new Little Sisters. The DLC's narrative runs alongside...
The latest Bioshock game, Bioshock: Infinite, is notably set in the sky
Aside from going into space, you couldn't get further from the depths of the ocean. So is this the end of Rapture then? This was the question CVG put to Bioshock's creator, Ken Levine, during GamesCom last week. His response was decidedly indecisive (ooooh): It was a very challenging and very difficult thing for me not to do..
No matter how fresh, bright and exciting Bioshock's worlds are supposed to look; they're usually dark, sinisted and horrible
We assume Bioshock: Infinite's sky-city, Columbia, will be no different. See this guy holding a gun? Yeah, he's probably not a happy man.
With the announcement of Bioshock: Infinite, many people are asking the question as to why the series' creator, Ken Levine, skipped on Bioshock 2
The answer's simple, he told Joystiq that he "felt like we said what we wanted to say about Rapture". He continued: "That's one of the reasons Bioshock 2 wasn't the right project for us and, as we agreed with the company, we didn't have..
What is Icarus? It's Bioshock: Infinite, the latest title from Ken Levine's Irrational studio
Infinite lifts players out of the depths of Rapture and places them in Columbia, a heavenly estate in the sky. Set in 1912, protagonist Booker DeWitt is sent to the airborne city to rescue an imprisoned child named Elizabeth. The pair's powers are fused together, and as a duo they attempt to escape..
It was nice of Gearbox to mention that there'd be even more Borderlands DLC
Assuming the third pack was the last, we eliminated Borderlands from our growing PlayStation 3 software tower a while ago. Wrong move, PushSquare. "Claptrap's New Robot Revolution" is due in September and will set you back roughly $10. The DLC will include 20 new...
"Take out the fat guy," our partner declares as we point a sub-machine gun out of an upstairs window
Just moments earlier we'd been knocking back coca-cola while perusing a copy of Playboy magazine. Such is the life of a gangster. There's a good sense of place in Mafia II. Almost meticulously so. Take for example the afore-mentioned Playboy magazine. It includes genuine, licensed photoshoots from..
Look, getting a demo 24 hours earlier than everyone else doesn't exactly justify the purchase of PlayStation Plus -- but as subscribers we can't help but feel like it's a nice little feel-good gesture
As the PlayStation Blog notes, European PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to the Mafia II demo via automatic download or the Plus front-end...
Making open world games is hard
This "Behind The Scenes" trailer with the developers of Mafia II details just how hard. They make an excellent point when they state that Mafia II is not a "sci-fi game and therefore people have an understanding how things should work within the gameworld". And it's true — watching people wait for the traffic lights to change in order to cross..
2K Games has confirmed that Bioshock 2 will be getting new single-player focused story content
The add-on, titled Minerva's Den, will see players taking on the role of a brand new character and teaming up with Brigid Tenebaum to fight a dictator's district in Rapture. "Minerva's Den is a substantial addition that will give players more of what they're looking for: more story, more narrative,..
Gangsters are jerks
This Mafia II trailer confirms as much. Shoot-outs, bribes, cabaret, dead bodies, drugs and stupid accents. Could the mid-1940s have been any worse? We guess they could have been without Frank Sinatra. Yeah, that would have been worse.
com</a> may be a smokey charade of nothingness, but its launch suggests one important thing: Irrational Games are about to announce their new project. We hinted as much last week when Irrational announced a special press event scheduled for early August. Despite there being nothing on the page at the moment, we're assume things will be gradually revealed over the coming weeks..
It's been three-years since Ken Levine's Irrational Games started work on "Project Icarus", but we've still not heard a peep about what's in development
That could all change next month however, as the studio are sending out invites to a New York event on August 11th. One might assume that an announcement will follow. Levine already confirmed in January that the game would be announced this year,..
Curious about Mafia II but not sure whether you want to drop the cash for the gangster package? 2K's got your back
According to an advertisement in the latest issue of trade magazine MCV, the game's getting a demo on August 10th, a couple of weeks before its official release date. We're looking forward to checking it out. Don't forget, the PS3 version's getting exclusive DLC.
2K's lifted the lid on the first set of single-player DLC that is headed to Bioshock 2 this August
The pack riffs on some of the best moments from the game's campaign, where you're tasked with protecting a little Sister from a host of Rapture's nasties. The new "Protector Trials" DLC will include six maps "based on favorite...
The Alice In Chains soundtrack is pumping and the action's in slow-mo -- it must be a trailer for 2K's upcoming cinematic shooter, Spec Ops: The Line
Looks like they're really pushing the style angle in this desert based shooter — everytime we've seen it the trailers have been swish. Differentiation is a good thing with so many familiar looking shooters on the horizon. This looks like one of the..
We've got to be straight-up: as a publication PushSquare has no affinity with the 90's turn-based strategy game X-Com
A lot of people do though, and are giving mixed reaction to the announcement of a new game in the series coming from Bioshock 2's development house 2K Marin. The thing that's confusing most people? The new X-Com's not going to be a turn-based strategy game but a first-person shooter..
Ken Levine created Bioshock
But over the last few years he's been working on a new project we still don't know about. A business piece in the LA Times today fails to uncover any new details about Levine's next project, but does offer some interesting soundbytes. The interview with Take-Two man Strauss Zelnick reveals that Levine was "freed" from working on a Bioshock sequel in order to..
We remain upbeat regarding 2K's Mafia II
It looks neat. But it's still some way off, with 2K announcing this morning the game is due in August. It'll hit the US on August 24th, with international folks having to wait just three days until August 27th. If you happen to be heading to PAX East this week, the game will be playable there. And that's really all you need to know.
It's been out for roughly six months now, but we're still talking about Borderlands
Why? Well mainly because it's awesome, but partly because 2K keep committing to new content for the game. Take-Two's committed to even more content for the game with CEO Ben Feder stating, "Well continue to support the title with more digital content."...
Oh hell yes
We're ready for more Borderlands - and that's exactly what we're going to get this week. Gearbox has announced that the latest pack, The Secret Armory Of General Knoxx, will launch on PSN this coming Thursday. That's like, 2 days away guys! It'll cost $8.99 on the American store, so expect something like £7.99 here in the UK. We'll have...
There's new DLC incoming for Bioshock 2
And while the first batch is totally all about the multiplayer, 2K's promised there is single-player DLC incoming too. 2K described the "on-the-horizon" single-player pack as a means to provide more narrative, new tools and new challenges that extend the lore and fiction of the failed Utopia under...
Another week and another shooter has taken the crown from Ubisoft's current Wii phenomenom, Just Dance
Amazingly for Rebellion, Aliens vs Predator has become the fastest-selling game in 2010, topping last week's record holder, Bioshock 2 (now in third). Of course, they're both gonna get crushed by Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Either way, big congrats to SEGA and Rebellion, though we do have an issue..
Bioshock 2's Michael Kamper has told CVG that there are many stories to be told in the franchise's universe, mainly thanks to the uniqueness of Raptures setting
Rapture is probably one of the most unique places ever invented. I have to imagine that there are many stories that could be told within its walls. But right now were just focused on making a successful launch for BioShock..
This epic 3-minute Bioshock 2 launch trailer is properly the best trailer we've seen thus far this year
It's totally all CGI but it captures the game perfectly. We'd forgotten how subtley creepy the universe of Bioshock is too. If you weren't hyped for the game, you probably will be now.
Mafia II's senior producer, Denby Grace, has told IncGamers that 2K's upcoming noir open-world title is pretty much better than all the competition
He might be right too. The game looks phenomenal. Said he:No other open world city comes close with the texture quality, attention to detail and destructibility of our environments. As well as the story, the level of detail and realization of the..
Seemingly obsessed with the letter 'X', Gearbox has announced that the latest Borderlands DLC will be entitled "The Secret Armory Of General Knoxx"
According to the press release it'll include "never-before-seen enemies in a huge new environment complete with tons of brand new missions". Great start Gearbox. We already know the DLC will up the level cap - but Gearbox are yet to detail..
After the disappointment of the latest DLC, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, our Borderlands addiction is kinda teetering; embedded deep inside but refusing to emerge until we can hit a new level cap
Seems Gearbox know that, as they've announced a level cap increase is due with the game's next DLC pack, a pack they describe as "the biggest DLC we have made". We can't wait.
If you fancy rolling up to the Playstation Home bowling alley dressed as a Big Daddy then, erm, you can
All you need to do is preorder the Bioshock 2 Special Edition (on Playstation 3 obviously) from Amazon. The outfit is exceptionally detailed, and comes from Heavy Water (the folks who also make really good Home personal spaces and the like).
If you want to listen to a sexy voice talk about husbands over a root-octave synth bassline then, hey, this Borderlands DLC should have you hooked
Borderlands is the game that just continues to keep pleasing. It's due to hit the PSN in January.
With huge sales figures in the US, it's unsurprising to hear publisher Take-Two speak highly of Gearbox's new IP Borderlands
The publisher described the game as "showing every sign of becoming an important, long-term franchise." Interestingly, Gearbox just trademarked the name "Borderworlds".
Michael Pachter said Borderlands was being "sent out to die
" He was wrong. Gearbox's new IP sold at an alarming rate, faring incredibly on the XBOX 360, and still rather well as part of a congested PS3 line-up. In fact, Gearbox are claiming Borderlands to be the fastest selling new IP of the year, an accolade we won't argue with. Basing it on just NPD data, only Prototype comes close, but..
If you've had enough of Borderland's on-disc content and are itching for more, you'll be pleased to know that Gearbox are planning some Zombie based DLC for the loot-based shooter later this month
The content is due to hit the PSN this November 24th and promises "ferocious brain-eating zombies, carnivorous Were-Skags and more." The content...
Bioshock 2's probably going to be awesome
But even with a trailer this explosive, we can't help but feel underwhelmed. Don't get us wrong, it's a good trailer, and the game looks good. But still, we don't feel anything for it.
Congrats to the guys over at Gearbox
Bloody awesome show folks! Yesterday the Internet was ablaze with scorned Playstation 3 owners who were having problems accessing Borderland's friends list correctly. A bumper forum thread ensued, with Gearbox's Scott Velasquez noting that his company were "working on a fix". That fix is now out there...
GameTrailers TV haven't had a big ass exclusive for us to post about for a while
That changes this week though, when host Geoff Keighley tackles the secrets of Bioshock 2, and finally reveals exactly who is running Rapture these days. According to Keighley there'll be plenty of new "single player footage and info" — something that's been missing for a while. You can catch the episode..
As reported on the 2K forums, an admin has stated that the company are aware of the framerate issues occuring in NBA 2K10, and should have a patch available soon
However, if you're one of those people experiencing problems, get in touch on the 2K forums so the codey people over there can get on the case and hopefully alleviate the product's short-comings. It's always a shame when things like this..
When this trailer for Bioshock 2 kicked in, we remembered why we fell in love with the first game
That pseudo-retro feel packs the game with charm, and while it's not as fresh now as it was when the first game launched, it still had us smiling during the first few moments of the trailer. Then the gameplay kicked in and our smile drooped. We haven't played Bioshock 2 yet, so feel free to..
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars may be a far cry from the graphical powerhouses of Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories on the same platform, but noticable improvements have been made
As revealed in these new screens via Rockstar, the game has had a general makeover with vastly improved lighting. Rockstar also claim the animation has been improved for the PSP port. The game launches on..
One-time Nintendo DS exclusive, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is on the precipice of a PSP release
Despite releasing no screenshots or trailers, the game has been pencilled in by developers Rockstar for October 20th. It will release on both UMD and PSP Go friendly digital download via the Playstation Store. Enhancements have been promised for the...
Variety are reporting that Universal Pictures are in contact with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo over a Bioshock movie adaptation
Gore Verbinski was originally pencilled in to direct the movie, but he's now moved into a producer role, preferring to direct a new Pirates Of The Caribbean movie. We actually think Bioshock would make an amazing movie. No snarky comments from us.
Mafia II might look like standard Godfather style stuff
But there's one scene in this trailer that really stands out like a gorgeous sore thumb. The scene about 20 seconds in of a snowy city street. It looks so noir. So beautiful. So inviting. And that single scene has got us all excited about Mafia II now.
Borderlands may be the hottest thing on the gaming press' lips but it's unlikely to enjoy a demo pre-release
Speaking to Joystiq, a 2K rep clarified, "Everyone is really, really focusing on getting the game done for release ... that's not to say there will never be a demo, just not before launch." Despite Borderlands being hyped to...
Borderlands may be this year's biggest sleeper hit
It's a generating a great following from much of the press thanks to its innovative gameplay and unique graphical style. Gearbox bigwig Randy Pitchford says the game will "blow your mind". The boxart has already succeeded in that. Literally. We're looking forward to giving the forward-thinking Borderlands a try for ourselves. Expect a..
Building up to the release of NBA 2K10 in October, 2K Games will release a $5 PSN release in NBA 2K10 Draft Combine that lets players build a character and take part in a series of mini-games to improve their stats
Naturally, these players can then be imported into the final game when it releases in two months time. It'll be interesting how some...
Gearbox's uniquely styled RPG shooter, Borderlands, is set to release in the US on October 20th
Europe can expect the game on the 23rd. The game got rave reviews following an excellent showing at this year's E3. It won't be long before we all get to see what the fuss was about.
The genre shrugging "role-playing shooter with strong co-op and split-screen gameplay" Borderlands will release some time this October confirmed Gearbox today
The game will see a launch simultaneously on Playstation 3, XBOX 360 and PC. With a totally new graphical style, E3 feedback on Borderlands has been very positive.
Thank goodness for no "timed exclusive" garbage - Bioshock 2 will be heading to 360, PC and most importantly Playstation 3 on October 30th (EU) and November 3rd (US)
So there you have it, now you know.
Take Two have confirmed that one of the most anticipated sequels this year, Bioshock 2, will release in Europe on Friday, October 30th; with the US version landing a few days later on November 3rd
The platforms are still listed as TBA so it's possible there may be some "timed exclusivity" deal for Microsoft someone to buy secure, but we guess anything like that will be announced at E3.
Did you know Bioshock 2 had multiplayer? Well it does
We're not quite sure how it will work in the context of a franchise that is entirely story-driven and has some, well, admittedly lame gun combat. Regardless, it's there and is being developed by Digital Extremes, the team that worked on Dark Sector. In the multiplayer you'll play as a Plasmid test subject working for Sinclair Solutions during..
Kotaku just posted a set of new screenshots for Bioshock 2 which remind us that the game is pretty much looking exactly the same as its little sister
.. do y'see what we did tharr? Would you kindly check them out.
Another exclusive from last night's GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley
This time Bioshock 2, which interestingly didn't have the "Sea Of Dreams" subtitle of the original trailer. The game looks extremely similar to the original Bioshock, right down to the HUD and narrative. However, the footage that is teased is a good reminder of why the original game was so good. There's a lot of..
GameInformer have the exclusive first new images of Bioshock 2's "Big Sister"
And in our humble opinion she looks particularly menacing as she rides the back of a revised, speedier-looking Big Daddy. We'll tell you more as soon as the GameInformer exclusive drops. Until then be content with the menacing picture. Oh, Rapture, we can't wait to visit you again.
Bioshock PS3 is actually not out until tomorrow (scoring an impressive 10/10 on Eurogamer, not a hint of those graphical deficiencies) but some shops like to sell games before their street date
That means this particular YouTuber (TnShun) has already bought the game, completed it and unlocked this teaser trailer depicting a grown up Little Sister on the Atlantic coast, clutching a Big Daddy plush..
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