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10:00 PM on 06.03.2013

Fuse debuts in the UK charts at number 37

Whilst many didn't expect it to set the charts alight, it can't be of any comfort to Insomniac Games to know that Fuse entered the UK videogame charts at number 37. Our own Jim Sterling said in his review the game was "lazy" ...

Alasdair Duncan


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Jimquisition: Damn Fine Coffee photo
Jimquisition: Damn Fine Coffee
by Jim Sterling

How do you like your coffee? Blacker than midnight on a moonless night? Or is that just what you want people to think?

Asking consumers what coffee they drink is a fine example of demonstrating exactly how problematic a focus group can be when designing a product. That would be the same kind of focus group the mainstream videogame industry puts massive amounts of stock into. The kind of group turning promising games into slurry.

Oh videogames, will you ever get it right?

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8:00 AM on 05.29.2013

'New stuff' coming to Fuse, but not DLC

Insomniac Games is working on more content for its recently released Fuse, but it won't just be downloadable content. According to studio head Ted Price, the team is already prototyping some substantial new stuff.  "For ...

Jim Sterling



Review: Fuse photo
Review: Fuse
by Jim Sterling

Insomniac turned a lot of heads when it first revealed Overstrike -- a colorful, cartoony, over-the-top cooperative shooter that looked promisingly hilarious. Even more heads turned, but for entirely the wrong reasons, when Overstrike mutated into Fuse -- a new and toned down version that took itself more seriously and, to be quite fair, looked considerably less interesting. 

While the cynical among us saw Overstrike as yet another victim of the heavily focus-tested, leader following, perpetually terrified mainstream game industry, Insomniac worked hard to assure gamers Fuse would be as exciting and amusing as the original incarnation promised. 

I wish I could say we were wrong and Insomniac was right. I can't. Fuse is everything we expected ... and less. 

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4:30 PM on 05.03.2013

Fuse demo drops next week with split-screen support

The general vibe I'm getting about Fuse is that of disappointment. The cooperative shooter isn't what people want from Insomniac Games, and although I feel similarly, we should probably wait until we have first-hand expe...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 03.23.2013

Insomniac sets its sights on a May release for Fuse

Insomniac Games' cooperative shooter Fuse will be releasing on May 28 and May 31 in North America and Europe, respectively, the studio announced today. This comes after a delay earlier this year and something of a confused id...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 03.02.2013

Meet the four heroes of Fuse

Fuse is the four-player cooperative third-person shooter from Insomniac Games and stars four distinct playable characters. And you can get to know each one through these four new trailers focusing on each star. You get to se...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Fuse skips competitive multiplayer, opts for Echelon photo
Fuse skips competitive multiplayer, opts for Echelon
by Keith Swiader

Contrary to popular belief, competitive multiplayer is not required for every shooter that releases these days. Heck, it's not even required for every AAA game. We've seen multiplayer shoehorned into multiple high-profile games like BioShock and last year's Spec Ops: The Line, which featured an exceptional campaign but still chose to include a competitive suite.

Insomniac Games is one of the few developers that believes this notion, and thus, chose not to include any sort of versus multiplayer with their upcoming co-operative shooter, Fuse. Instead, the developer placed its efforts into creating more co-operative goodness.

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8:00 AM on 02.14.2013

What Insomniac learned from its past when creating Fuse

Fuse is Insomniac Games' first new intellectual property to release since Resistance: Fall of Man on PlayStation 3 in 2006. Before that, the developer worked on the acclaimed Ratchet & Clank series, famous for its ov...

Keith Swiader

9:30 PM on 12.18.2012

Insomniac shows off latest Fuse trailer and screenshots

I'm not really sure what to think about Fuse. I was all about the game once I heard that it was a third-person shooter coming from Insomniac. Then they decided the game needed a more serious tone, but they were also going to...

Brett Zeidler

10:30 PM on 09.14.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Bayonetta 2, & Far Cry Monkeybombs

The Destructoid Show was LIVE today with fanciful fun and magical treasures for everyone, and blah blah something something, I don't know -- it's Friday why are you making me write these sentences. If you missed it, the Wii U...

Max Scoville





12:55 AM on 09.14.2012

This is what Insomniac's Fuse looks like in action

This past week we got to tell you all about Insomniac's Fuse, their new third-person co-op shooter. Originally called Overstrike, the new direction of the game is bringing a more serious tone while still keeping the over-the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz