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News: Spec Ops: The Line Refreshed with Co-Op Multiplayer Mode

Spec Ops: The Line Refreshed with Co-Op Multiplayer Mode

Phone a friend

If the harsh realities of war are proving too much for you to face alone, you’ll soon be able to tackle them with a friend. Publisher 2K Games has announced that it’ll be launching a free update for Spec Ops: The Line later today, which adds a brand new two-player co-operative mode to the game. The complimentary mode will consist...

Rumour: Mafia III Firing onto PlayStation 4

Mafia III Firing onto PlayStation 4

Next generation looms

The sequel to the atmospheric Mafia II is in development for PlayStation 4, according to a report on Eurogamer.net. The site claims that the sequel had been intended as a launch title for Sony’s next system (drool), but is now unlikely to hit that deadline. Developer 2K Czech is still rebuilding its team after layoffs last...

News: Apparently Jay-Z Is Working on NBA 2K13

Apparently Jay-Z Is Working on NBA 2K13

Shout it from the rooftops

Signs of a slow news day: we post the North American PlayStation Store update a day early, we spend the majority of the morning reading BBC live text updates, and we write an article about basketball just to give us something to do. Yes, folks, it’s been deader than a Dodo today. So what’s new in the world of, er,...

News: Gearbox Begins Work on Free Borderlands 2 DLC

Gearbox Begins Work on Free Borderlands 2 DLC

Bag some swag

Borderlands 2 is content complete. The Gearbox developed first-person shooter has been sent off to certification and testing ahead of its September release date. That means, aside from various bug fixes and balance tweaks, it's ready for public consumption. But instead of sitting around twiddling its fingers, Gearbox is now switching...

News: Borderlands 2 Proves There's More to Life Than Dubstep

Borderlands 2 Proves There's More to Life Than Dubstep

A refreshing change

You can’t move these days without having dubstep and Inception horns blasted down your ears. As such, it’s nice to see Gearbox buck the trend for this brand new Borderlands 2 trailer. Sure, it might seem all serene on the surface – but there are still plenty of explosions to satisfy your destructive side. All together now:...

News: Series Veterans Unlock Bonus Content in Borderlands 2

Series Veterans Unlock Bonus Content in Borderlands 2

Vault raider

Those of you that have invested dozens of hours into the original Borderlands will be rewarded with some exclusive unlocks in Borderlands 2, developer Gearbox has announced. An exclusive set of character customisation options will be made available to those with save data for the original title stored on their PS3. Various character...

News: Gearbox Really Wants Borderlands 2 on Vita

Gearbox Really Wants Borderlands 2 on Vita

Make some noise

Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford has encouraged fans to pester Sony over a PlayStation Vita version of Borderlands 2. Chatting at Rezzed earlier today, the executive explained that he’d be happy for another developer to handle the port. He said: “Perhaps some of you folks can convince Sony to [bring the title to Vita]. We're too busy...

News: Buddy Up with Spec Ops: The Line's Free Co-Op DLC

Buddy Up with Spec Ops: The Line's Free Co-Op DLC

Two's company

2K Games is eschewing costly industry trends with the upcoming Spec Ops: The Line, announcing a free co-op update set to release in August. The download will implement objective based multiplayer scenarios into the tropical shooter that will help to expand upon some of the events from the single-player campaign. Four missions will be...

News: LittleBigPlanet Vita Lands BioShock Pre-Order Costumes

LittleBigPlanet Vita Lands BioShock Pre-Order Costumes

Mr. Bubbles

Sony’s really pushing the BioShock franchise at the moment. Not content with the inclusion of Big Daddy in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the platform holder’s also announced the aquatic giant’s excursion into LittleBigPlanet Vita. Pre-order the upcoming portable platformer and you’ll net an exclusive Big Daddy and Little...

News: Spec Ops: The Line Launch Trailer Takes You to Hell

Spec Ops: The Line Launch Trailer Takes You to Hell

Blue skies

If Hell looks as good as 2K Games’ upcoming Spec Ops: The Line, then we’re booking front-row seats. The oft-delayed title may be yet another third-person shooter, but it at least boasts a broader colour palette than the usual permutations of brown and grey. Mmm, just look at that Dubai skyline – it’s orange and blue. The game's...

News: BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition Details Float Online

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...

News: 2K's XCOM Shooter Delayed Another Year

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

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

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

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

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

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...

News: Irrational Games Focusing on BioShock Infinite, Not Vita

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

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

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...