There's been a definite dearth in video game literature these past couple of months, but at least there's something to look forward to
Book publisher Del Rey has announced it's got a treat for fans of the Hitman series, pledging the release of Hitman: Damnation for this Summer. The novel's set to bridge the gap between Hitman: Blood Money and the upcoming Hitman: Absolution, and sees protagonist..
Crystal Dynamics' uber-awesome looking Tomb Raider reboot has hit alpha, the developer has announced
Alpha essentially means that the game is "feature complete" and will now go through a rigorous polishing and testing period in order to make it the best it possibly can be. The tid-bit was announced on the latest Crystal Dynamics podcast, with senior producer Kyle Peschel and art director..
If you want to know which classic PlayStation 2 titles are heading to the PlayStation Network, you need only turn to the ESRB's website
Yesterday, the American ratings board outed the release of the original Killzone for PS3 — something that Sony confirmed within hours of the rumours hitting the net. Today, eagle eyed gamers have spotted a similar...
European PlayStation Plus subscribers will net a complimentary copy of Tomb Raider: Underworld this month
That's in addition to free copies of Cool Boarders, Sneezies and Orbit, as well as a slew of savings and discounts, including half-price offers on Split/Second and Burnout Crash. Subscribers will also net a free copy of Marvel Pinball later in...
IO Interactive has been one of the few developers committed to new intellectual property
The developer has already produced two new franchises this generation in Mini Ninjas and Kane & Lynch, the latter of which spawned a sequel last year. The Danish studio is currently working on Hitman Absolution, a new entry in the stylish stealth series it created. But even though it's been six years since..
Spoilers: there's a new Tomb Raider flick in the works
And much like next year's video game reboot, the movie will be an origins story of kinds. Producer Graham King spilled the beans in an interview with Coming Soon, promising that while the film will still include plenty of action, it will serve as a "character piece" above all. "Listen, the [previous Tomb Raider films] weren't..
When Square Enix purchased Eidos, many expected it to become a second line of business for the Japanese publisher
Nobody could have anticipated it would become the premium portion. But with the publisher's traditional franchises floundering a little, it's down to the likes of Deus Ex and Tomb Raider to prop up the Japanese company's finances. Thankfully they're doing a sterling job, with the..
Yesterday we posted a report from XBOX World magazine
We should have known better there and then. The report suggested that Just Cause 3 was in development, and due for release next year. Unfortunately, developer Avalanche Studio hasn't got the foggiest idea where the rumours came from. "It's just a rumour and we're not releasing any game in 2012," Just Cause creator Christofer Sundberg..
Ready for more ridiculous graphics and terrible accents? Good, because if rumours are to be believed Avalanche is hard at work on a new entry in the Just Cause series
The news comes via XBOX World magazine (sigh, we know), which claims that the game is due for release next year. We'll take a new Just Cause, just less Bolo Santosi this time ta.
Square Enix has finally attached a date and price-point to the first batch of DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The additional content will launch on October 18th with a price-point of $14.99. The big question is: are you even done with Deus Ex's main campaign?
As promised yesterday, IO Interactive has released a full eight minute gameplay demonstration of Hitman: Absolution
The demo takes place in an abandoned Canadian library and shows off the game's moody atmosphere really well. Some of the lighting is phenomenal. A number of legacy fans aren't too happy with some of the game's modern mechanics, such as the ability to scout out rooms with a kind of..
We'd rather Crystal Dynamics marked the 15th anniversary of Tomb Raider with the release of its awesome looking series reboot, but seeing as that title's still a year away we'll have to make do with a digital art exhibition instead
The developer has commissioned a variety of pieces designed to showcase Lara's look in the new game, while also embracing the individual style of each of the selected..
The last co-operative third-person shooter IO Interactive developed was the divisive Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Despite taking a bit of a critical pounding, the game sold exceptionally well on the back of its unique visual style. So it wouldn't be a surprise if we did see another title in the series. And in a recent job listing for a...
Done with Deus Ex: Human Revolution's ~50 hour campaign already? Not a problem, Eidos Montreal's got some DLC lined up for you -- and we've got the first five minutes embedded below
The footage is anchored by lead narrative designer Mary DeMarle, and guides you through the first five minutes of the DLC pack — entitled The Missing Link. DeMarle...
This one's crazy
Deus Ex: Human Revolution's heavily maligned boss battles were not developed in-house at Eidos Montreal, they were instead out-sourced to minnow studio Grip Entertainment. The boss battles are recognised for having an action focus and frustrating difficulty spikes. Grip Entertainment's Paul Kruszewski admitted crafting the encounters was a difficult task. "Full confession: I'm..
The North American video game industry has shrunk by 23 percent year-over-year during the month of August, according to data released by the NPD group
Analyst Anita Frazier explained, "the bulk of the decline can be attributed to the shift of the annual Madden release from August to September". Gaming hardware actually saw an increase from the month of July, thanks in part to the..
While it seemed like Square Enix wanted fans to do some detective work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution's DLC, we doubt the publisher expected fans to be this vigilant
Eager fans uncovered the full details of the RPG's 'Missing Link' DLC via the company's website's RSS feed. Duh. The DLC takes place during a three-day period in which protagonist Adam Jenson "vanishes", after which he must..
Zumba Fitness is at the top of the UK sales charts no more
It's in second instead. The game was defeated by last week's banner release, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Square Enix's RPG fell 26,000 units short of the lifetime sales for Deus Ex: Invisible War, a number which has probably been eclipsed by the time of writing. The other new entry, 505 Games' Rugby World Cup 2011, debuted in third position..
Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider E3 demonstration was one of the high-points of the video games convention in June
Packed with stunning camera work and tons of tension, the gameplay slice showed a real white-knuckle ride as Lara desperately tried to escape from a hazardous underground cave. But the demo wasn't faultless, and it did leave some people a little concerned. For example, the game relied..
Many of you may remember the furore from when Activision announced it was cancelling True Crime: Hong Kong
The United Front Games developed sandbox title was getting mixed reception in the press, but many noted the game's promise despite its subsequent cancellation. Turns out publisher Square Enix spotted that promise too, as its announced overnight that its picked up the rights to publish the game..
Fact: we couldn't be more excited for Crystal Dynamics' upcoming Tomb Raider
The game looks phenomenal. But with Lara Croft established as a house-hold name, what pushed Crystal Dynamics to reboot the historical franchise? Brand director Karl Stewart told Rock Paper Shotgun that the character and series was "losing relevance". The problem, according to Stewart, is that gamers are tired of..
Crystal Dynamics might be hard at work on the fantastic looking Tomb Raider reboot, but it seems that it's not the only title the studio has in its portfolio
Speaking on the studio's podcast, gaffer Darrell Gallagher discussed the new IP for the first time, explaining that the new title is still in its "early stages". Were starting to look at doing a new IP here, and were in the..
Square Enix has released a CG trailer for the new Tomb Raider game and it looks phenomenal
We absolutely adore the tone of the game — the lone survivor theme is fascinating. We also went in expecting to hate Lara Croft's voice — how can you better Keeley Hawes? — but we actually really like the voice actor. The biggest problem with this trailer is the release date that pops up at the end..
It might be bubbling under the radar a touch, but we think Square Enix's upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is going to surprise a lot of people
Crystal Dynamics has gradually been making Tomb Raider more and more relevant over recent iterations, and we fully expect this to be the game that makes everyone step back and say, "Woah, Tomb Raider is back." The debut trailer will be an entirely CGI..
Regular readers will know that we're big fans of the car-combat genre
Up until last year, we'd given up hope of the genre making a return to its golden years, but then David Jaffe changed everything by announcing Twisted Metal and making us go mad in celebration. Twisted Metal is not out yet, but already the genre seems to be having somewhat of a mini-revival. Earlier in the year there was Red..
Proving once again that any online service is susceptible to attacks, websites for Eidos and Deus Ex were hacked over night, compromising the data of just under 100,000 users. Unbelievably, of that data over 9,000 resumes were stolen. The hack was believed to have been undertaken by a rogue entity of Anonymous. As bad as the compromised data sounds, it actually gets worse. KrebsOnSecurity has..
We all knew it was coming, but now it's official
Square Enix has just confirmed the existence of Hitman Absolution with a teaser trailer. We've embedded it above. Details are super scarce right now, presumably with more to follow at E3. We'll keep you updated.
When we started this website, we made an internal pledge to cut out the metaphors that's so prevalent in games media
Sometimes we fail. We're failing right now actually, while we discuss aims and objectives that have nothing to do with this stor--... Ok. IO Interactive has Tweeted that "next week will be very good" and that we should "get ready for the incoming shrapnel."..
What big release doesn't come neatly packaged in a tidy collector's edition these days? Not ones to shy of current trends, Square Enix has announced that, yes, Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be available as part of a big box set
To be fair, it does look classy. The collector's edition includes a ton of goodies. First up, there's the super slick collector's box. Will look nice on your shelf that..
Remember that alternate-reality Hitman 5 game we told you about the other day? Well now it's kicking up bonafide screenshots
Four of the images reference the Canada's CN Tower — the world's largest free-standing structure. Fans are speculating that this suggests Hitman 5 will be set in Canada. It's the fifth image that is most interesting though. It looks to be a screenshot from a CGI movie,..
It sounds like Hitman 5's finally set to get its long awaited announcement at this year's E3
Members of the franchise's forums are dizzy with speculation after a bunch of ARG clues started appearing around the Internet. Hit the link for all the clues. As with any ARG it all gets a bit confusing after the first couple of announcements, but, from what we can gather, the latest update includes a..
Square Enix has slapped a big juicy August 23rd / August 26th release date on Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the US and UK respectively
The announcement comes days after retailers accidentally broke the news. The game's currently available for pre-order in two different flavours. The standard edition comes with an Explosive Mission Pack, featuring a new mission and some additional gear. The..
Spot of make-up and a touch of botox and look at that, good as new
Crystal Dynamics has released some comparison shots for their upcoming PlayStation 3 Tomb Raider Trilogy. The pack — which includes PS2 titles Tomb Raider Legends & Anniversary, in addition to PS3 game Underworld — has been remastered in HD (well the PS2 games have anyway) and is due out at the end of the month.
Someone call Kane & Lynch -- tell them they're fired
Why? Because Danish studio, IO Interactive, is staffing up for what it touts to be "one of the most exciting projects" in the studio's history. We're guessing this has more to do with Hitman than Mini Ninjas. The role — for a "Lead Character Artist" if you're interested — notes: We are looking for an exceptional..
Just Cause developers, Avalanche, have told Eurogamer that they'll be ready to announce their new title "in a month or so"
Top noggin Christofer Sundberg told the site that the game would be a PSN release, emphasising that the studio has two bigger projects in development that are still a way off. Our PSN project will be announced in a month or...
What a downer to start a Monday morning on
We woke flowing with energy, but Crystal Dynamics has just kicked the wind out of our sails. Tweeting about the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, global brand director Karl Stewart has revealed that the brilliant Keeley Hawes will not be returning to voice Lara in the new game. It all started when Stewart Tweeted: Still on the lookout. Shes out there, I..
Intentional or not (we think it's probably intentional), there's a definite survival horror vibe to these first Tomb Raider shots released by Square Enix this afternoon
Lara looks beaten, bloody, and much less super-woman than we've seen her before. In the screenshot above we see her scrambling across the ground, obviously a lot less glamorous than before. This excites us. We're done with Lara's..
We always follow the same cycle whenever we play a Tomb Raider game
We load it up, watch a few cut-scenes, wander around the world and feel extremely happy. The tutorial levels teach us all the mechanics and we feel stoked about the rest of the game. About an hour later, we hit a brick wall. As we enter an enormous room, the camera zooms out and pans across an enormous maze of poles, ledges and..
Chalk up another PlayStation 3 compilation package slated for release in the new year
Crystal Dynamics' global brand director, Karl Stewart, just put an end to speculation, confirming the existence of a Tomb Raider "Trilogy" package due for release on the PlayStation 3 next year. The pack's rumoured to include Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary and Underworld, though Crystal Dynamics are..
With the fourth quarter of 2010 evaded due to the might of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, it's now time for the Q1 2011 left-overs to leap-frog each other
Deus Ex: Human Revolution's the first game to falter, dropping its first quarter launch in favour of Square Enix's new fiscal year (which runs from April 1st, 2011). Apparently the delay will allow Eidos Montreal to give the game another coating of..
Whether you think she looks cool or like a bloodied version of Ruud Van Nistelrooy, the new Lara Croft is here to stay
That's because Crystal Dynamics has spent the past few years creating a brand new Tomb Raider adventure, one which hopefully propels the franchise back to its former glory. The game was officially announced yesterday as part of GameInformer's cover reveal, but now eagle-eyed NeoGAF..
Y'know what franchise has needed a reboot for a long, long time? Tomb Raider
Y'know what franchise is getting a reboot after a long, long time? Tomb Raider. That's right, Square Enix has announced a new Tomb Raider game called, well, Tomb Raider. It's an origin story too, and it looks kinda awesome. "Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider," said Darrell Gallagher, head of..
Continuing the trend of "every video game must have a collector's edition", Square Enix has announced a special package to go alongside the release of next year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The beefed up package includes the game, a behind-the-scenes DVD, a motion graphic novel and a 40-page comic ma-jig. Square's also announced pre-order bonuses including a bonus mission and special shot-gun for..
Are you still playing Lara Croft and the Guardian Of Light? It's actually a really good game, but with the release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and the imminent arrival of Gran Turismo 5, chances are you've relegated Lara Croft's tight tushy to the side-lines
That's a shame, because Crystal Dynamics has finally released the patch that makes Lara Croft's co-operative..
Square Enix has dropped us a new trailer for next year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution
It seriously looks really, really good, demonstrating a bunch of new abilities and augmentations that the protagonist will use throughout the main campaign. Shooting people through cover with some kind of crazy laser weapon? You betcha. The trailer alongside a QA with the development team is after the jump for your..
It's been on the cards for a long time
IO might have tried their hand at some different titles - notably Kane & Lynch, though who could forget the surprisingly good Mini Ninjas? - but a new Hitman's always been on the cards. It sounds like Agent 47's voice actor, David Bateson, might finally have spilled the beans. Speaking in an interview with TheGamingLiberty, Bateson mentioned the fifth game..
After a month-long period of exclusivity on the XBOX 360, Square Enix has announced that Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light will hit the PlayStation Network on September 28th
It'll cost a lowly £9.99 / 12.99 and will actually include online co-op. Something the XBOX version currently doesn't. There's a ton of information about the title on...
If you're a fan of the original Tomb Raider game, then you're in luck
European PlayStation Plus subscribers are being given the option to purchase the original PSone title two weeks before it hits the PlayStation Store proper. It'll cost £7.99. The game's a bit of a PlayStation cult-classic, so we're eager to see how well its aged. There's more...
We liked the demo, and we like this trailer even more
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days continues to sit pretty high on our list of "must buy" titles. In fact, we're rather excited about the co-op shooter. This trailer's not helping quell our excitement, only enhance it. Don't you just love it when trailers get all fancy with the audio editing?