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8:30 AM on 10.03.2013

Insomniac: 'No plans for Sunset Overdrive on PS4'

After petitions, clamoring, and general unrest from PlayStation fans, Insomniac has taken to the web to explain that Sunset Overdrive is still very much an Xbox One exclusive. To clarify, Insomniac's Tim Salvitti states, "Pet...

Chris Carter


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11:30 AM on 04.19.2013

The classes and jobs of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix has shared a massive info and picture dump for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Head over to the official site and check out the Armoury tab to find both the Jobs and Classes sections of the site. From there you...

Dale North



Preview: Three 1C Company games worthy of a gander photo
Preview: Three 1C Company games worthy of a gander
by Ryan Perez

[UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that factual errors have been made with regards to this preview, and that only one of 1C's titles, Royal Quest, will be free to play, whereas the other two mentioned titles will be retail. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused readers, and for any trouble this may have caused 1C Company. For more information on the titles mentioned, please visit 1C Company's website.]

Unless you're a fan of the Red Orchestra series, I'd be willing to bet that most of you have never heard of 1C. In fact, most people haven't even had many opportunities to play games from its country of origin ... with the exception of Tetris. Yes, 1C is based out of Russia, that mystical land where most of us Americans assume bears run rampant and nobody ever smiles.

One amazing fact about Russia is that people there actually play video games -- even the ones that involve them foaming at the mouth. I had the chance to check out a few of these so-called "Russian games," one of which will be completely free to play.

So if you feel like trying something different, and, heck, aren't against the idea of potentially gaining a bit of culture in the process, then see what games are coming out of that country where you don't play videogame, videogame plays you.

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Max Payne 3: First trailer for Rockstar's next big thing photo
Max Payne 3: First trailer for Rockstar's next big thing
by Nick Chester

As promised, Rockstar Games is delivering our first look at Max Payne 3 today. 

After a long silence, this is our first glimpse at the game in action -- the publisher maintains that this is all in-game footage. As with most Rockstar trailers, it's a slick, Hollywood trailer-style affair, but still gives us a decent idea of what to expect when the game hits next March. We hope to get our hands on the game soon, and we're praying that there's a "shave your head" mini-game. 

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8:40 AM on 07.25.2011

Resident Evil 4, Code Veronica HD out in September

[Update 2: Capcom has since clarified and corrected GameSpot's original report -- there are no current plans to bring these titles to retail. Make sure you've got the bandwidth then, I guess.] [Update: As reader JawMuncher po...

Nick Chester

11:00 PM on 07.08.2011

Men of War: Condemned Heroes saves you from the gulag

If you like your real-time strategy games to have a historical basis and a distinctly Eastern European flavor, then developer 1C has got you covered. Men of War: Condemned Heroes will be the next installment of its popular WW...

Alasdair Duncan



Review: LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean photo
Review: LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean
by Ian Bonds

Traveler's Tales has once again taken a popular film franchise and those colorful Danish building blocks, and thrown them into a videogame blender. This time, its dart board of pop-culture has Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise set firmly in the bullseye. And oh, wouldn't it be great if they timed the release of the game to coincide with the fourth film in the series?

All sarcasm aside (for now), TT Games has found a franchise that fits very well within its LEGO-ized universe, and have once again condensed the four epic Summer blockbusters down to short, serialized nuggets of co-op gameplay for the whole family to enjoy. Well, that was the goal, anyway. Has it once again struck that happy marriage between goofy gameplay antics, and a familiar and popular series? Does this title reinvigorate the LEGO series, or is the formula getting a little stale? 

Seems like they just did this two months ago, but who's keeping track?

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1:00 PM on 11.16.2010

Majesty 2: Monster Kingdom expansion announced

I'm meltiiiiiiiiiiing! If that doesn't mean anything to you, then you probably never played the original Majesty or its sequel. Which is a shame, because it's the only hands-off high fantasy parody RTS out there. In a nutshe...

Maurice Tan

10:30 PM on 06.07.2010

1C Company brings screenshots of Theatre of War 2: Korea

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...

Ben Perlee

9:30 PM on 06.07.2010

King's Bounty: Crossworlds expansion oozes bounty

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...

Ben Perlee



Over the river and through the woods with Off-Road Drive photo
Over the river and through the woods with Off-Road Drive
by Ben Perlee

At the recent 1C event at the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, we saw a return of some older titles just about to make their debut. However, one of the new titles brought forth was Off-Road Drive. Developed by 1C-Avalon and coming out in Q4 of this year, Off-Road Drive actually has some interesting components that make it more than a typical muddy racer.

Billed as an "off-road simulation", Off-Road Drive is like one of those incredibly fascinating yet entirely bizarre four-wheel challenges that basic cable stations show on Saturday afternoons. What these trucks are capable of include driving up and over huge boulder, plowing through huge pits of deep sand or mud, or many other difficult challenges. To deal with these obstacles, players have to lower and raise gears, toss out a winch to a tree to pull the truck along, shifting tire pressure, clinometers, or even locking front a real differentials. 

Courses are more than your typical large tracks, as they tend to focus more on obstacles than speed. From the few levels I was shown, speed and grip, coupled with inertia and smart approach to each obstacle, is the best way to get a quick race time. The game almost feels like a version of an obstacle course, but you have to constantly be figuring out how to not get stuck. I've been told that each tread of the tires will make a dig in the dirt, and this will influence other racers and yourself, and flung mud and gravel can damage other racers.

Ultimately, it's an interesting approach to racing simulators, and the game was surprisingly fun. Sure, it doesn't look like it will be a title for everyone, but people who want to try something different would certainly want to pay attention to a game that is willing to try something different.

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8:00 PM on 06.07.2010

The next Men of War goes to Vietnam

Vietnam is the new go to war for videogames to cash in on real life wars! 1C Company is well aware of that and that's where one of their next RTS games, Men of War: Vietnam, will take place. Players will be in control of mult...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 06.07.2010

Russian spies invade America in Death to Spies 3

Death to Spies 3 is the latest in the stealth espionage series by developer Haggard Games. The new game is set during the Cold War era and will follow the three spies -- Strogov, Viktor and Olga -- as they make their way thro...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:40 PM on 06.07.2010

Captain Blood is like God of War but with pirates

Really, the title of this post is the best way to describe Captain Blood. Not to say the game is anywhere near as good as the God of War series, but the mechanics are along the same lines. You'll be playing as a pirate who u...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 06.07.2010

Star Wolves 3 getting an expansion with Ashes of Victory

1C Company and developer Elite Games Team is set to bring out the latest expansion to Star Wolves 3 with Ashes of Victory later this year for the PC. This stand-alone add-on brings with it over 110 stellar systems which break...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Resistance 3 billboard on movie set reveals NYC setting photo
Resistance 3 billboard on movie set reveals NYC setting
by Nick Chester
You can't blame Sony for thinking about its marketing ahead of time, but I'm sure they probably didn't expect this. 
 
Pictures taken from the set of the upcoming film action/sci-fi film Battle: Los Angeles reveal a billboard put up specifically for inclusion in the film. The story here (as you can see above) is that the billboard is question is advertising Resistance 3 for the PlayStation 3. You know, the obvious sequel that Sony and developer Insomniac Games haven't even announced yet? That Resistance 3
 
Beyond confirming the probable existence of the game, the logo also reveals one of the game's possible plot points -- the Chimera has made its way to New York City. The logo clearly shows off the silhouette of a war torn NYC skyline, the most obvious landmark being the Statue of Liberty which sits on the "A."
 
The alien invasion flick Battle: Los Angeles, which stars Michelle Rodriguez and Aaron Eckhart, is set for a February 2011 release... which is probably around the time Sony would have been ready to reveal the game. Oops.
 
[via NeoGAF
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