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9:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Borderlands multiplayer moving to Steam, SecuROM DRM is out

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...

Jordan Devore



Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new Stingray vehicle, Athena breakdown, and smart guns? photo
Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's new Stingray vehicle, Athena breakdown, and smart guns?
by Bill Zoeker

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, there may be smart-targeting laser guns in this new iteration, most importantly, Athena is definitely a badass.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases in North America on October 14th, 2014; with the worldwide release following on the 17th.

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4:45 PM on 07.15.2014

Classic X-COM games join the Humble 2K Bundle

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 ...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 07.08.2014

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

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....

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 07.03.2014

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

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 ...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 07.03.2014

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

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-...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 07.01.2014

John Cena will be the cover superstar of WWE 2K15

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...

Chris Carter



Preview: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth photo
Preview: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth
by Dale North

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 was briefed on how to get around, dig into the new tech tree, and potentially deal with arriving factions, but I kind of glossed over all of that in hopes of taking down a big ol’ Siege Worm or two.

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10:15 AM on 05.07.2014

2K announces Kevin Durant as 2K15 cover athlete

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...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 04.29.2014

Somebody put BioShock assets in Unreal Engine 4

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...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 04.22.2014

2K moving Borderlands, Civilization games to Steamworks

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...

Jordan Devore





2:30 PM on 04.04.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore



Farts 'N' Crafts: Big Boss Vs. Godzilla photo
Farts 'N' Crafts: Big Boss Vs. Godzilla
by Max Scoville

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!

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Whoa: Irrational Games as we know it is shutting down photo
Whoa: Irrational Games as we know it is shutting down
by Jordan Devore

"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 parting ways with all but about fifteen members of the Irrational team."

Continuing, he said "Seventeen years is a long time to do any job, even the best one ... While I’m deeply proud of what we’ve accomplished together, my passion has turned to making a different kind of game than we’ve done before. To meet the challenge ahead, I need to refocus my energy on a smaller team with a flatter structure and a more direct relationship with gamers."

Although a "classical startup model" was considered, Levine and what's left of Irrational will stay with publisher Take-Two for this venture. Their goal? "To make narrative-driven games for the core gamer that are highly replayable. To foster the most direct relationship with our fans possible, we will focus exclusively on content delivered digitally." The future of BioShock is now in 2K's hands.

"There's no great way to lay people off, and our first concern is to make sure that the people who are leaving have as much support as we can give them during this transition," explained Levine. "Other Take-Two studios will be on hand to discuss opportunities within the company, and we'll be hosting a recruiting day where we’ll be giving third-party studios and publishers a chance to hold interviews with departing Irrational staff." Bittersweet news of the freakin' month.

A Message From Ken Levine [Irrational Games]

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1:45 PM on 02.05.2014

Headhunter Pack 4 hits Borderlands 2 next week

The fourth installment in the Borderlands 2 series of "Headhunter" DLC expansions will be releasing next week. Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre has been announced by 2K as arriving on February 11 for...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 AM on 01.29.2014

His hair is made of little faces

Perhaps I get more joy out of bizarre glitches than most. I probably do. But I felt obligated to share what has got to be one of the more entertaining texture mess-ups out there and couldn't turn down the opportunity to writ...

Jordan Devore