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[Update: Our Russian friends in the comments are reporting that the people in the video are saying that the Samus Amiibo doesn't work with the Moscow Subway. I guess in Soviet Russia, green means stop and red means go.] Like...
Have you ever wanted to drive straight into trees and punish them with reckless abandon for daring to grow wherever they want? Spintires is the game for you. Watch as you abuse forestry and mow down foliage, get stuck in mud...
Look, The Sims can get villainous. You play god and can deprive a simulated individual of basic necessities or trap them in a swimming pool or whatever. But Adults Only? Due to a backwards 2012 law that restricts the promotio...
Talk about intense! D'you think the players in this trailer for Warside ever take their finger off the firing button? When I first started watching the trailer above, I initially though this was a 2D platformer/shooter in th...


The Russian government is taking videogames seriously. Russia's culture minister Vladimir Medinsky, who also heads The Russian Military History Society, is taking charge on the government's videogame project. The first produc...
Whilst our own Joshua Derocher loved Company of Heroes 2, it has not gone down too well in Russia and Eastern Europe. Polgyon reports that the game's publisher in those regions, 1C-SoftClub, has removed the game from sale, bo...
As we reported earlier in the year, Vostok Games is launching an alpha for its upcoming open-world shooter Survarium. In a blog post on the official website, the Russian developers are looking for applicants to take part in ...
I actually prefer this Russian live-action advertisement for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (via All Games Beta) over the short we recently got to see. While it is clearly lacking in production values, the commercial mo...
Eastern European gamers are being diddled again, this time by Bethesda. Hot off the heels of Borderlands 2's controversial Russian-version region lock, it's become apparent that Dishonored is also using a locked version in Ea...
Borderlands 2 caused a commotion in the East when it was revealed that Russia and surrounding territories would be forced to buy a locked-down, Russian-only version of the game, despite not being warned before purchase. After...
Gamers in Russia and Ukraine are unhappy with their purchase of Borderlands 2 at the moment, because they got a version of the game they never expected or asked for. Any version bought in the Commonwealth of Independent State...
[Update 3: A Russian speaking friend of mine went through the site and believes it to be a highly detailed troll. The cult is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of an old Soviet actor from the 50s, who they openly ac...
I'm not usually one for developer diaries, but this one was timed well. I've heard just enough about Vostok Games' Survarium to have this free-to-play MMOFPS on my radar with a mild amount of interest. The video kicks off wi...
I've been chatting with Anthony DeCicco from The Gamers Hub, who apparently has as soft a spot in his heart as I do for X-Blades and its associated games. Following the release of this weeks' Blades of Time trailer, DeCi...
The story behind Masters of the Broken World is a fascinating one. Snowberry Connection, an international independent production fund that has been responsible for games such as Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sw...
Wow, Disciples. Now there is a name I haven't heard of in ages. Disciples III: Resurrection is the sequel to last year's Disciples III: Renaissance. If nothing in that sentence makes any sense to you: they are fantasy strate...
I will admit right now that, even while I'm downloading Cargo: The Quest for Gravity on Steam, I have no idea what it's about. I found out about the game on RPS' recently published impressions piece, but I don't want to read ...
As promised, The Behemoth has put Super Soviet Missile Mastar out for iPhone and iPad. It's a free download, so you might as well grab the game. In it, you guide a missile away from inconsiderate birds and helicopters so that...
GSC Game World is crowdsourcing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 -- well, a small part of it, anyway. The studio is currently holding a contest in which creative types can submit their quest ideas (up to five) for the impending post-apocalyp...
Before I say anything, go ahead and watch the teaser for yourself. Basically, it is exactly what you'd think a television show adaptation of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series would look like; that was my takeaway. Much like the game...
Eww! I can't look at it. Get it away. Take it far from here. Take it back to Russia, where it came from. MumboJumbo and Russobit-M/GFI have brought the popular indie game Braid to Russia, says Kotaku, and this is what they ma...
Rush'n Attack: Ex Patriot has a major problem when it comes to plot. You see, it's not the late 1980s anymore, so the rampant fear of Soviet Russia doesn't hang over us like a red curtain. So Rush'n Attack: Ex Patri...
Apache: Air Assault is a special beast. While it might be considered a helicopter version of Gaijin Entertainment's IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, a military aerial simulator released in 2009, it is clearly a differ...
You know, it's true, for every ten titles of World War II, there is maybe a couple modern fictional military shooters, four "pseudo-realistic" future titles, maybe a Desert Storm game, and if a publisher is feeling particular...
For those who picked up last year's King's Bounty: Armored Princess found a great strategy game with a fairly strong legacy, if not the most mainstream appeal. However, 1C Company has found enough of a core base tha...
A fourteen-year-old boy recently gave his father the Peter Gabriel treatment after he was banned from computer games, battering him to death with a sledgehammer.  The unnamed teen had his keyboard confiscated after being...
Metro 2033 may be about post-apocalyptic Russia, but if you thought that would make it the next Fallout 3 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R, you'd be dead wrong. Unlike those games, Metro 2033 is not going the open-world route, giving us some...
This weekend, I received a nondescript envelope in the mail. Inside the brown envelope I found a letter confirming my trip to ride the Moscow Metro, along with two tickets. I immediately made the connection to THQ's Metro 203...
Allow me to go out on a limb here and say that many of you have no idea what IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey actually is. Don't worry -- we aren't here to judge. The game is a combat flight sim set in World War II, which explai...
"Players will step into the shoes of a young man in the year 2024 as he arrives in California to pursue his dreams of road domination and capture the Californian cargo transportation market. There are miles of highways t...
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is another World War II game by way of 1C Company. This one, however, is flight combat game and looks beautiful. I got to play the game developed by Gaijin Entertainment last Friday, but I'm hold...
Men of War: Red Tide is the stand-alone expansion to the original Men of War for the PC. The expansion will introduce a new story, new units, new upgrades, new weapons and there will be over 20 missions for the player to expe...
It was an interesting gaming situation, sitting down to play a RTS in the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, eating very Slavic food (caviar and pickled asparagus) and trying to keep up with an amazingly complex game. And th...
Death to Spies: Moment of Truth is the upcoming sequel to the original stealth action game from developer Haggard Games. The game follows Semion Strogov, a captain in the Soviet counterintelligence service, SMERSH. SMERSH, by...
I've been to some really crazy places in my blogging career. Never did I once imagine that I would end up in the Russian consulate because of it. It was a really swanky event. The food was authentic (right down to the mini pa...
A number of deaths have been pinned on Counter-Strike over the years, but never has the venerable online shooter ever been directly involved. That is, until a certain argument in a Novosibirsk Internet café ended on ve...
[Updated with the 2005 and 2010 version! Remember Nex? This odd illustration still ranks amongst the most popular in the Destructoid Golden Archive; stories which I'm slowly restoring from our old publishing sy...
Hungarian gaming magazine PC Guru leaked out April's cover a little early it seems. The magazine might be written in a made up language but the words Red Alert 3 come out as a clear indicator that the game will be making its ...
It's good to see that Sony is using its money responsibly in this time of financial hardship. This Russian billboard poster measures an epic 500 meters in length (making the illustrated PlayStation 3 on the end around 2:1...
Aaron Linde is busy hunting terrorists with Jack Bauer, so I'm taking over Bargain Bin Laden this week. This week's game, Freedom Fighters, is one that I've actually discussed with Mr. Linde at some length. This i...