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9:30 PM on 07.16.2013

Mad Max gameplay, GTA's dogs & Dishonored's witch hunt

Today's Destructoid Show is brought to you by vacation! Which I am going on, tomorrow. Because I feel like it. The News: Avalanche Studios' Mad Max will probably be cool, but I'm unimpressed, Dishonored's final DLC...

Max Scoville

7:00 PM on 07.02.2013

Avalanche confirms Mad Max will be voiced by an Aussie

When I previewed Avalanche Studios' Mad Max last month, one of the overwhelming concerns in the comments was that un-Australian voice acting could ruin the entire experience. Today, the founder of Avalanche has spoken u...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 PM on 06.17.2013

Avalanche founder on trade-ins: Games are too short

There are multiple good reasons for trading in a game once you have had enough, but in the eyes of Avalanche Studios founder Christofer Sundberg, length is the determining factor -- titles "have been too short,...

Jordan Devore



Mad Max has a flair for the dramatic photo
Mad Max has a flair for the dramatic
by Brett Makedonski

“You know what the world needs? A videogame adaption of Mad Max, a franchise that’s sat in stagnation for almost three decades.” That’s apparently what someone at Avalanche Studios said, because here we are in 2013 as the Just Cause developers are working on their interpretation of the continuation of the saga (and yes, I know there’s a movie reboot on its way). To be fair, it might not be as outrageous as it seems, because the game looks really damn cool.

Mad Max’s theatric ties are obviously apparent because Avalanche looks as if it’s taken special effort to ensure that the game bleeds cinematic flair at every turn. In a style that’s somewhat reminiscent of Max Payne 3’s execution system, particular action shorts are graced with slow-motion camera attention, making the whole affair feel like two-thirds videogame, one-third movie. 

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9:50 PM on 06.10.2013

Mad Max from Just Cause dev Avalanche Studios announced

Mad Max from Avalanche Studios, creators of the Just Cause series, was announced during the PlayStation E3 press conference. While no actual gameplay was shown, PlayStation gamers will get exclusive DLC when it launches on PS4 and Xbox One.

Wesley Ruscher



The Lone Ranger rides into Disney Infinity photo
The Lone Ranger rides into Disney Infinity
by Tony Ponce

Prior to the E3 festivities, Disney demonstrated the upcoming cash grab Disney Infinity to a room teeming with journalists. The focus of the event was on two of the in-game worlds plus the oft-touted Toy Box mode.

The first world, based on Pixar's Monsters University, has been discussed before. The second world, based on the Gore Verbinski revival of The Lone Ranger, was only announced a few days ago and was thus the bigger draw. I was ready to hop on Silver and ride like the wind.

Prior to today, my only knowledge of Disney Infinity was what was covered in our hands-off preview a few months ago. Now that I've been able to play through some of the game for myself, I'm having reservations about Disney's unbelievably high ambitions for the nascent franchise.

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9:00 PM on 05.28.2013

Building race tracks in Disney Infinity

The latest on Disney Infinity shows off what you'll be able to do in terms of racing. You can design and build any kind of race track you want to, and then race them however you'd like. Race on foot, in cars, fly -- even rac...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 05.15.2013

Avalanche Studios has a steampunk-style game on hold

Will there be another Just Cause? Probably. I mean, if there's any justice, yes. But those recent pictures Avalanche Studios founder Christofer Sundberg put out on Twitter aren't it. When Edge pressed him on the matter, he ca...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 05.10.2013

Disney Infinity's Pirates of the Caribbean gets shown off

Confession time: I'm super giddy for Disney Infinity. I love the concept, and I actually want to waste money on a bunch of dumb toys. That's of course if they bring in classic Disney stuff. I'm talking about things like Duck...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 05.09.2013

Avalanche doesn't want to develop games on Wii U yet

Avalanche Studios, the team best known for the Just Cause franchise, isn't shy about its position on the Wii U. It simply has no interest in developing games on Nintendo's console. Not yet, at least. In an interview with Pres...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 05.07.2013

Avalanche Studios almost made a Star Wars game

If you're still smarting over the news that EA now hase exclusive rights over the Star Wars franchise, then here's some more news to make you wonder about how things might have turned out differently. Former Avalanche&nb...

Alasdair Duncan





3:00 AM on 04.24.2013

The inspiration behind Disney Infinity

This brand new Disney Infinity trailer showcases the game, and details how the team were inspired to create their take on toys and videogames coming together. Basically, they stole all their ideas from little kids. Those dir...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:15 PM on 03.12.2013

The DTOID Show: Bros Before Hos, PS4, & Dishonored DLC!

Greetings! If you're watching today's show and wondering why Max happens to look so much like Adam Sessler, it's because he recently got a full-body makeover to look like Adam Sessler. Don't act like you wouldn't either, if ...

Tara Long

12:00 PM on 03.11.2013

Avalanche: PS4 will 'out-power most PCs for years'

Avalanche Studios chief technical officer Linus Blomberg is one of the many developers getting horned up over the PlayStation 4, and believes Sony's system couldn't come at a better time. With gaming PCs outclassing current g...

Jim Sterling

7:15 PM on 02.27.2013

If this isn't Just Cause 3, I don't know what is

The last teaser image we saw from Avalanche Studios founder Christofer Sundberg left some room for debate as to what, exactly, the screenshot was -- I'll grant you that much. But this latest one, Tweeted earlier today? If tha...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.13.2013

Is this an image of Just Cause 3 from Avalanche Studios?

Avalanche Studios founder Christofer Sundberg shared a rather fun tweet today: "We're making awesome games at #avalanchestudios! This year will be awesome! #yearoftheavalanche" -- which is all well and good, but he also inclu...

Jordan Devore