Hail to the skillshot, baby
Republished on Wednesday 31st October 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of November's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Ahh Bulletstorm, a title whose place in video game history will forever be entwined with the term 'di*ck-t*ts'. It's a real shame that...
Not to be a Debbie downer, but critics aren’t exactly ecstatic about We Happy Few. Compulsion Games’ curious survival roguelike has been a long-time in the making, but now it’s finally ready for release this week – and it doesn’t look like reviewers have been taking their happy pills. While the scores are certainly not a...
Compulsion Games, the creator of Contrast, is now a Microsoft studio. The Canadian company was acquired by Xbox overnight, thus raising questions about whether We Happy Few will even release on the PlayStation 4. The good news is that, because work started long before the buyout, it will still launch on Sony’s system as planned. The...
Hail to the king, baby
In a casting call that's kind of perfect, the wrestler cum actor John Cena is currently in talks with Paramount to take on the titular role in an upcoming Duke Nukem movie. Better yet, Michael Bay will be involved; his studio Platinum Dunes is set to produce the film. No director or writer has been attached to the project at...
The battle's lost
In a statement that surely no one saw coming, Gearbox has said that it won't be providing any more support for Battleborn going forward. In an official forum post, creative director Randy Varnell wrote "as of this week, there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update. Details of any...
Lock and load
Wow, who saw this one coming? At a recent PAX West panel, Gearbox CEO and industry gobsh*te Randy Pitchford told the audience that 90 per cent of the studio is currently "working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on". Obviously, that's a Borderlands 3 tease -- unless the developer is so misguided that it...
Gearbox clearly should have prioritised Borderlands 3 ahead of Battleborn, but what's done is done, and the good news is that the studio is finally forging ahead with the loot shooter sequel. Boss Randy Pitchford took to the stage during an Unreal Engine panel at GDC 2017 today to reveal a little more about the title – much to the...
Here we go again
Duke Nukem has had a somewhat turbulent past. Even in the 90s, it was a constant uphill struggle for our chauvinistic protagonist, having to compete with shooter behemoths like Quake and DOOM. In more recent times, he's attained notoriety as being overwhelmingly naff thanks to the awful experience that is Duke Nukem Forever. World...
Son of a d*ck
Potty-mouthed first-person shooter Bulletstorm will swear up a storm on the PlayStation 4, as the Brazilian games ratings board has listed the obscene slaughtering simulator for Sony's new-gen system. Dubbed the Full Clip Edition, the title will be published by Gearbox Software and developed by People Can Fly, after the Polish studio...
Hail to the king?
The gaming industry's original "bad ass" will bring one-liners to the PlayStation 4 from 11th October, as Gearbox has announced Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour. Yay? The "classic" will be complemented by a brand new episode which will include eight new levels created by a handful of designers from the original game, as well as all-new...
Gearbox recruiting for sequel
Gearbox gaffer Randy Pitchford told us to keep an eye on today's PAX South 2015 panel for more information on the next Borderlands, but instead of announcing the inevitable follow-up, he merely confirmed that the company's staffing up for the sequel. This is the kind of bad joke that we'd expect to find in the actual...
The Borderlands 2 port on PlayStation Vita has been about as divisive as our internal E3 game of the show votes. Some have complimented the re-release's faithful recreation of the source material, while others have condemned its questionable controls. If you find yourself in the latter camp, you'll be glad to hear that a recent
You don't know Handsome Jack
It’s been an awfully long time coming, but acclaimed first-person shooter Borderlands 2 will finally fire onto the PlayStation Vita from 6th May in North America. Those that pick up the title as part of the platform holder’s latest hardware bundle will unlock access to the raucous affair a week early, while...
While Sony has been tearing up the Game Developers Conference with its long awaited virtual reality headset, Sony has sneakily allowed the press to get its hands on the PlayStation Vita re-release of popular loot-'em-up Borderlands 2. Luckily, Spanish site Atomix has shared its findings, posting this short clip which gives us our...
Dirty rotten scoundrels
Telltale Games and Gearbox teased the industry with the announcement of its first collaborative project last year, Tales from the Borderlands. While the trailer filled us with overwhelming excitement, it also left us with plenty of unanswered questions. However, during a panel at SXSW, the two studios have finally spilled...
The trailer may have been irritatingly vague, but at least the VGX Awards have started off with a legitimate surprise. Gearbox has revealed that it’s teamed up with The Walking Dead creator Telltale Games to create a new episodic series based on, er, Borderlands. We don’t necessarily associate the shoot-‘n’-loot...
Run for the hills
After the atrocious Duke Nukem Forever, we’re not sure we want to set eyes on the series' potty-mouthed protagonist ever again – but, despite owning the fantastic Borderlands franchise, developer Gearbox still reckons there’s room for new games starring the original video game macho man. For those not up to date, Gearbox...
Gearbox’s oft-ignored Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 has not been cancelled, studio gaffer Randy Pitchford has confirmed. In fact, development on the Inglourious Basterds-inspired shooter is “going great” according to the executive. Speaking with CVG, he explained: The game has evolved, I think people are going to be surprised by what...
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...
Every game gets a slow-motion trailer these days, so Gearbox's latest Aliens: Colonial Marines cinematic is not exactly going to blow your mind
But, hey, it's tastefully done — with uncomfortable music and gratuitous scenes making it all suitably "Aliens". We doubt fans of the series..
Try to feign your surprise for this one, but it looks as though Aliens: Colonial Marines will be getting a premium priced collector's edition
We know — big game in limited edition shocker; we can hardly believe it ourselves. A leaked shot of said collector's edition hints at the inclusion of three additional in-game multiplayer weapons, a new game mode, an intel dossier, and a figurine to gather..
Is anyone still playing Duke Nukem Forever? We suppose someone must be, right? After all, the game did gangbusters at retail
But is there really a market for new DLC? Gearbox thinks so, as its announced a new expansion pack for the critically disliked game. Entitled "The Doctor Who Cloned Me", the pack includes new single player missions,...
We'd be curious to see the numbers for Duke Nukem Forever's multiplayer component
Are any readers still playing it? Well, if you are (why?) Gearbox has got some new DLC for you. The content includes three new multiplayer modes: Freeze Tag, Hail To The King and Hot Potato. It also includes four new maps parodying various popular first-person...
No-one is going to disagree that Borderlands 2 is all about multiplayer, not least developers Gearbox Software
Speaking to Joystiq behind closed doors, Gearbox's Steve Gibson revealed that those playing Borderlands 2's couch co-op mode will be able to take the action online with two other players. There is one stipulation however, according to Gibson. Split-screen players will not be able to join..
Here's your first glimpse of Borderlands 2 ahead of the media blow-out we're expecting later in the week
The trailer focuses on the game's new dual-wielding hero as he shoots the brains out of a variety of fresh foes. The art-style is still great. Expect lots more on Gearbox's RPG-shooter during the course of the week.
It sounds like GamesCom's going to be livestreams galore -- 2K Games will be joining Sony next week in streaming its GamesCom presentation live on the Internet
2K's show is expected to go heavy on Borderlands 2 content, with many of us given a first taste of Gearbox's RPG-come-shooter at next week's show. The livestream's set to hit the airwaves on UStream at 16:00PM BST on August 19th. [Thanks..
Forget those rumours from yesterday, 2K Games has officially confirmed Borderlands 2 this afternoon
The game's due for release somewhere between April 2012 and March 2013. 2K's keeping a nice wide window open for the time being. The game's featured on the September cover of US games magazine GameInformer, and will be on-hand at this month's Gamescom. New characters, skills, enemies, weapons and..
Eurogamer's reporting that Borderlands 2 is in development at Gearbox and is due to be announced by 2K Games soon -- presumably at Gamescom
According to Eurogamer's source, the game will launch on PlayStation 3 next year. It's not the first we've heard of Borderlands 2 — the game has been rumoured for months, showing up on developer CVs and in hushed industry whispers. Seeing as we adored the..
It's actually real: Duke Nukem Forever is available on British store-shelves nationwide. The release puts an end to a whopping 15 years wait for the game. We sincerely hope Duke's stocked up on plenty of gum during his hiatus. June 10 in the UK will forever be celebrated as the day that the legendary Duke Nukem Forever went from video game folklore to Earth shattering reality, said..
There are no words: Duke Nukem Forever releases in the UK next week
This launch trailer proves it. There are tits, one-liners, guns and swearing; what more could you ask for? Repeat: Duke Nukem Forever releases in the UK next week.
Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines has been in hiding for a long time now
But that's changed this afternoon, as SEGA's finally decided to bring the title out of the darkness and confirm a "Spring 2012" launch window for the game. To Gearbox Software and its peers throughout the industry, Aliens is one of the most influential science fiction properties of all time, said Gearbox boss..
Wait for it: Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold
That means, short of a catastrophe, the game is finished and ready to be manufactured for retail. Always bet on Duke, I did, said Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford. I bet on all of the developers who have ever been a part of this legendary project and I bet that none of us want to live in a world without the Duke. Ive played the final game and it..
Those of you that purchased the game of the year edition of Borderlands will already have access to the Duke Nukem Forever 'First Access Club'
Alternatively, you can gain entry by preordering a copy of Duke's overdue adventure from various retailers. Once you're into the super elite club, Gearbox has announced that you'll get early access to the Duke Nukem Forever demo on June 3rd. Check Randy..
Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has hit out against the "cyber-terrorists" that have brought the PlayStation Network to its knees, pleading with gamers to support Sony in its endeavours to restore online services to the PlayStation 3
Speaking with Eurogamer as part of a promotional tour for Duke Nukem Forever, Pitchford said we are all victims of cyber-terrorism. "Every one of us who plays games..
Oh Duke, you will insist on winning us over
To be honest, we've no idea why you're the size of an action figure in this latest Duke Nukem Forever trailer. But what does it matter when it looks this fun?</em>
Warning: this trailer is not safe for work
Repeat, this trailer is not safe work. Thank goodness its a Bank Holiday weekend then, eh? There's tits, explosions and all the Duke you can handle in this two-minute Duke Nukem Forever sizzle reel. Enjoy.</em>
If Duke Nukem: Forever's idea of "babes" are what's depicted in this trailer, we'll be replacing next years Hollyoaks calendar for the one featuring Cristiano Ronaldo in his swimwear -- these girls look like they were rendered on late 90's hardware
Oh wait, they were. (For the record: this game is starting to win us over.)
.. But only until June! Duke Nukem Forever was originally due out at the start of May, but Gearbox has pushed the date to June 10th worldwide, and June 14th in North America. Hilariously, Gearbox gaffer Randy Pitchford has released a video announcing the delay. You can catch that after the jump.
Uh-oh, time for the sexist white knights to jump on their horse and ride to the rescue -- guess what, Duke Nukem Forever objectifies women? Hang on, wait a minute, Duke Nukem? Is that the sound of a thousand angsty nobodies dismounting their horse? Sure -- because in any other video game this would be deemed "sexist" by said sensitive types, but Duke Nukem always gets a free pass
Mainly because it's "funny". Supposedly. Take Duke Nukem Forever's "Capture The Babe" mode. It's a play on Capture The Flag. Get it? The twist is, instead of picking up a pole and ribbon, your letching after...
Duke Nukem Forever now has an official website
Which is pretty crazy when you start to think about it. The game — which has been in development for, well, forever — is actually coming out in May (apparently). The website's packed with assets, terrible music and "hilarious" quips from the Duke himself. Click through here if you're interested in that sort of thing.
The general consensus seems to be that Duke Nukem Forever is an old-school shooter
Run into a room, face a hundred monsters, circle strafe and shoot, rinse and repeat. There's nothing wrong with throwback at all, in fact games like Bionic Commando Rearmed and Super Street Fighter IV have had tremendous commercial success because of their reverence for the past. But now you go and tell me that Duke..
We're not sure where we stand with collector's editions anymore
At first we thought they were a really novel addition to really big releases, but now that every game gets one, they're starting to feel less special. What's more, the stuff that's included is getting a bit predictable. We suppose they are still great for real fans of the franchises involved, but having bought a couple of these (and..
Mark the date: May 3rd is the day that pigs will fly and Hell will freeze
Duke Nukem Forever will launch in North America after 13-years of development chaos. The rest of the world will have to wait until May 6th for the monumental occassion, but hey, what's three days in the wider scheme of things? The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here, said 2K boss,..
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..
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..
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...
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..