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Take-Two announces new 2K AAA project


...but doesn't tell us what it is
May 19
2K is working on a new "soon-to-be-announced" AAA title. "Throughout the coming year, we will continue to execute our proven strategy of launching a select array of the highest-quality titles, led by new annual releases of NB... read
WWE 2K15

It looks like WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this spring


Modders on the ready
Apr 21
As announced on the WWE's blog, WWE 2K15 is coming to the PC later this year. It's a straight port of the PS4 and Xbox One editions, but apparently no modes will be lost in translation. Additionally, day-one buyers will net f... read
2K Australia

2K Australia completely demolished


Complete closure, all jobs lost, nothing left
Apr 16
Today is truly a sad day for the Australian game development scene as the country's final AAA game development studio, 2K Australia in Canberra, is being closed down. Most recently known for developing Borderlands: The Pre-Se... read
Free BioShock

Grab a free copy of BioShock Infinite on Xbox Live


At least play the opening sequence
Mar 16
March is already half over (have you filed your taxes yet?), which means more free Xbox games. With an active Xbox Live Gold membership, you can now download BioShock Infinite for free on Xbox 360. Love it or hate it, there's... read
Free Evolve DLC

Evolve's free map DLC is doing that 'Xbox first' thing


Two Broken Hill maps incoming
Mar 12
It's great to see free maps in a multiplayer-centric game like Evolve, but -- there just had to be a but -- timed platform exclusivity? Considerably less good. When the maps Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry debut on M... read
Evolve

2K does pay-to-win lite with Evolve app


Because who doesn't love pay to win?
Jan 30
Obviously, 2K loves money. I mean, they're a company, so that's what their primary function should be, right? Well, with video games it can be a little tricky. You can love money, but at the same, you still have to respect wh... read
Borderlands 3

Gearbox 'ready to start' Borderlands 3, begins hiring process


This could be you, apparently!
Jan 25
During the official Borderlands panel at PAX South, Gearbox chief Randy Pitchford confirmed the company was "ready to start" production on a new game in the franchise, later taking to Twitter with an open call to developers l... read
The Behemoth

This monster is so big it could barely fit into Evolve


So they made him DLC
Jan 13
The Behemoth, Evolve's fourth monster, is a big boy. "He was literally made as large as we could make him," says developer Turtle Rock Studios. The dude is so big he can't even jump. Jumping is totally overrated, though. Lea... read
Borderlands

These are the most popular Borderlands characters


As decided by the fans
Jan 08
Per the official Borderlands Twitter account, Krieg, Claptrap, and Tiny Tina are the series' most popular characters amongst Borderlands fans. There's no clear indication which character received the most votes, but I wager C... read
Reckless rasslin'
Professional wrestling was a cultural phenomenon when I was younger. In the third grade, conversations at school were a general 50/50 mix of Dragon Ball Z fact repetition and which was better: WCW or WWF. When Hulk Hogan star... read feature

Some kind of monster

NBA2K15 face scanner has borne creatures that beg for death


Spooky stories to tell in the dark
Oct 07
At least Madden's glitches were funny. This is more like The Fly, or the chimera in Fullmetal Alchemist.  read
Space is the place
Civilization: Beyond Earth isn't just a missed opportunity for transmedia synergy by way of the family Smith's After Earth. It's a game about space. About space colonization, specifically, because the Earth is a goner (w... read feature

BioShock on iOS

BioShock jolts iOS devices today for $14.99


Rapture in your pocket
Aug 27
It's a novel concept to take some of the most revered console and PC games from less than a decade ago and put them on phones. Seriously, how have we come this far this fast?! The devices that sit in our pockets and are prima... read
Firaxicon

Civilization, XCOM dev doing its own fan convention


Firaxicon
Aug 26
Firaxicon sounds like an expensive drug for lumberjacks. Or a bad sci-fi original film. But it's actually a new convention put on by Firaxis, developer of the Civilization games and the recent, real good XCOM reboot... read
Deals

Play Borderlands 2 for free on Steam this weekend


Shoot and loot like it's 2012
Aug 21
As part of a 2K sale on Steam this weekend, the publisher is giving folks a chance to play Borderlands 2 for free on Steam today through Sunday at 1:00pm Pacific. Borderlands 2 has also been marked down to $4.99 to own, or $9... read
WWE 2K15

The WWE 2K15 Collector's Edition is Hulkamania themed


You too can be a Real American
Aug 07
2K Games revealed the contents of the Collector's Edition of WWE 2K15 this week, and it's a doozy. In addition to getting a copy of the game (hey, not every CE has the game these days!), you'll also get a special Hulkama... read
Evolve delayed

Shoot: 2K pushes Evolve to February 2015


October's release schedule is now *slightly* less crazy
Aug 05
As part of its financial results, Take-Two Interactive announced that Turtle Rock Studios' cool-looking shooter Evolve has been pushed from an October release to February 10, 2015. In a statement, 2K said the additional time ... read
BiOShock
That BioShock teaser from 2K? It's not a new BioShock game. It's the first one, but on Apple devices. Hence the apple in the tease. Clever. Who called it? This is basically a full port of the PC version of BioShock,... read feature

Borderlands

Borderlands multiplayer moving to Steam, SecuROM DRM is out


Steamworks support coming in a separate update
Jul 29
The original Borderlands was one of the notable titles affected by the shutdown of GameSpy Technology at the end of May, but 2K said it would eventually use Steamworks in an effort to keep multiplayer going. That's still comi... read
Thunder butts and meat popsicles
I got my hands on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel recently, and I've got some hot info on the new mechanics, and one of the new player characters, Athena the Gladiator. The game's new Stingray vehicle has a neat trick to it, the... read feature

Deals

Classic X-COM games join the Humble 2K Bundle


Beat the average price to unlock them
Jul 15
2K said it would add more games to its ongoing Humble Bundle featuring the likes of BioShock, The Darkness II, and Spec Ops: The Line and indeed it has. Folks who pay more than the average (approximately $8) will gain access ... read
Deals

BioShock, The Darkness II, and more in this Humble 2K Bundle


Morbid curiosity has me interested in The Bureau
Jul 08
If you want to jump straight to the new 2K Humble Bundle, here's the link. It's a tremendous value. This one is offering pay-what-you-want pricing for The Darkness II, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and the original BioShock.... read
Borderlands Pre-Sequel

Handsome Jack gives out hot tips for surviving on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's moon


Most of them involve violence
Jul 03
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is only about three months from release, but there is still so much more to learn about it. Borderlands 2 antagonist Handsome Jack is here in a video previously exclusive to E3 attendees, to show ... read
Civ: Beyond Earth

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will launch in October


There's a pre-order bonus too
Jul 03
Civilization: Beyond Earth looks like a pretty cool entry into the Civ franchise, and now we have a set release date -- October 24th, 2014, coming in at $49.99. Currently, PC is the only planned platform. There's also a pre-... read
John Cena

John Cena will be the cover superstar of WWE 2K15


I'm pretty sure you can see him
Jul 01
When WWE 2K15 hits the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 28th this year, it'll bring with it John Cena as its cover superstar. Cena is one of the WWE's longest running faces, keeping a positive image throughout his c... read
I killed a worm and I liked it
I tried to help settlers colonize a new planet (Earth becomes uninhabitable after we screw it up in a big way) in our first hands-on with a pre-alpha build of the upcoming game Civilization: Beyond Earth early last week. I wa... read feature

2K 15

2K announces Kevin Durant as 2K15 cover athlete


Who doesn't like this guy?
May 07
The time has come for another sports game publisher to reveal their cover athlete, and 2K Games has announced that 2014 MVP Kevin Durant will grace the cover of 2K15. This will be Durant's first cover, and let me say as an NB... read
BioShock

Somebody put BioShock assets in Unreal Engine 4


The end result is pretty good, all things considered
Apr 29
The original BioShock ran on (a heavily modified version of) Unreal Engine. That was almost seven years ago. What would the game look like running on the newest iteration, Unreal Engine 4? Someone had that same thought and p... read
2K Games

2K moving Borderlands, Civilization games to Steamworks


And discontinuing online support for some titles post-GameSpy shutdown
Apr 22
2K has announced plans to migrate some of its online-enabled games away from GameSpy Technology since the service is shutting down on May 31, 2014. Loads of titles will be impacted -- not just 2K's library -- so consider this... read
PAX East

2K is bringing Borderlands 2 for PS Vita, Evolve to PAX East


Gearbox and Firaxis announcements too, it sounds like
Apr 04
Evolve. Now there's a game I've been hoping to try out for a while now. PAX East attendees will be able to get their hands on the Turtle Rock Studios-developed multiplayer game next weekend as well as Borderlands 2 for PlaySt... read
Groundzillas!
Today on Fart's 'N' Crafts, I'm drawing Godzilla and Big Boss fighting! Or hanging out. Or something. This suggestion comes by way of Nicholas Layne on YouTube, thanks Nick!  If you'd like to buy a print of this drawing, you can pick one up right here! read feature

Levine forming smaller team focused on highly-replayable narrative-driven games
"I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it," wrote co-founder Ken Levine in a post that comes as an utter shock. "I'll be starting a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two. That is going to mean ... read feature







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