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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...

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..