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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...

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

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...

News: The Siren Screams into BioShock Infinite

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: Meet BioShock Infinite's Handyman

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

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

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

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...

News: Borderlands 2 Release Dates Revealed

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

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...

News: The Darkness II Launch Trailer Goes Moody, Gun Heavy

The Darkness II Launch Trailer Goes Moody, Gun Heavy

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,..

News: BioShock Infinite Nets Fancy 'Hard' Mode

BioShock Infinite Nets Fancy 'Hard' Mode

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..

News: XCOM FPS Delayed Until 2013, Firaxis Strategy Title Still Set For 2012

XCOM FPS Delayed Until 2013, Firaxis Strategy Title Still Set For 2012

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..

News: The Darkness II Descends Onto The PlayStation Network Later This Month

The Darkness II Descends Onto The PlayStation Network Later This Month

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..

News: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Appeases Fans, Returns To Strategy

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Appeases Fans, Returns To Strategy

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..

News: Ken Levine Disappointed With The Physical Interest In BioShock: Infinite's Elizabeth

Ken Levine Disappointed With The Physical Interest In BioShock: Infinite's Elizabeth

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..

News: Spec Ops: The Line Plays With Sand, Shoots Up Skylines

Spec Ops: The Line Plays With Sand, Shoots Up Skylines

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..

News: VGA 2011: Latest BioShock Infinite Trailer Gives Us Goosebumps

VGA 2011: Latest BioShock Infinite Trailer Gives Us Goosebumps

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.