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7:30 PM on 07.29.2014

Video: Much of Advanced Warfare's plot revealed by trailer, and I think I smell a beta coming

A campaign trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare came out which goes over some of the plot points. I also speculate on some rather obvious, yet still uncertain, plot developments to come. The trailer also announced a multiplayer reveal coming August 11, which I theorize could come with a beta announcement.

Bill Zoeker


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






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Review: Deadpool
by Jim Sterling

Deadpool and videogames are a potential match made in Heaven. Marvel's perpetually popular Merc with a Mouth is violent, vulgar and lacking even the smallest shred of subtlety. That's why we love him, though, and why the tacky world of mainstream videogame production is so perfect for him. 

The catch is, however, that Deadpool is famous for being funny. His self-referential humor, breaking of the fourth wall, and frighteningly effective insanity make for some hilarious comic book adventures, and if there's one genre videogame developers find very hard to do right, it's comedy. 

Still, High Moon Studios managed to turn Transformers into a surprisingly credible game series, proving it's able to nail a licensed property with due reverence and an adequate level of quality. If any team can come close to nailing Deadpool, it's High Moon, and I can say with confidence that it definitely came close. 

Or thereabouts. 

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10:00 AM on 06.27.2013

Sony overcharges for Deadpool on PSN, refunding $10

Deadpool costs $49.99 at retail, but Sony, presumably used to the idea that all console games must cost $59.99 at all times, defaulted to charging the familiar sixty buckos for digital version. Luckily, those who downloaded t...

Jim Sterling

2:00 AM on 05.30.2013

Don't try and censor Deadpool

Deadpool is off visiting the Marvel HQ to promote the Deadpool game. You know, because the Marvel headquarters totally needs to be reminded about his game. Still, it makes for some nice funny bits as he harasses the various ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



The Deadpool game is a lot of dumb, immature fun photo
The Deadpool game is a lot of dumb, immature fun
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Deadpool has been a favorite of mine ever since I got into Marvel comics years ago. So I was pretty delighted when High Moon Studios announced it'd be working on a Deadpool game. The studio has done a rather good job with the Transformers license, and for the most part Deadpool: The Game is pretty decent based on what I got to play recently.

Basically, imagine DmC's combat mechanics, but just not as polished. Don't get me wrong, I liked my time with Deadpool and know I'll enjoy the game when it's released, but I think you're going to have to be a Marvel fan in general to appreciate this one.

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3:15 PM on 04.26.2013

Deadpool promotional material reveals two new characters

Fresh off the news that the new Deadpool game will be launching at a cheaper pricepoint, two new characters have been revealed: Mr. Sinister, and Psylocke. As a major fan of both of them, I hope they have an interesting role ...

Chris Carter

5:00 AM on 04.18.2013

Deadpool game out this June at a cheap price point

The Deadpool game is dated! Yay! It'll be out on June 25, 2013 and will run $49.99 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and $39.99 on the PC. Cheaper than your average game, and given how there's so much sh*tty games priced at ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:15 PM on 04.03.2013

Deadpool developer High Moon Studios hit with layoffs

In a statement provided to Kotaku, Activision has confirmed layoffs at Transformers and Deadpool developer High Moon Studios following completion of the latter game: "Activision Publishing consistently works to align its cost...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 03.06.2013

Latest Deadpool trailer looks appropriately juvenile

If you're like me, then your most anticipated comic book-related videogame event of the year is none other than Deadpool: The Game. Making us even more excited is the latest trailer called The Game's Juvenile But Awesom...

Brett Zeidler

10:00 PM on 10.15.2012

Domino will be in the Deadpool game

Domino will be in the Deadpool videogame! That's, like, all the real new news we have on the Deadpool game. So how did she end up in the game? Deadpool has the answers: Dude, no brainer, man.  Have you seen pictures of...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 08.22.2012

Fall of Cybertron PC won't come to Australia

In Australia, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will not be getting a PC release. Aussie gamers will instead have to stick with consoles, nothing at all, or Plan B.  When PC Gamer asked Activision for a reason, it got a very abrupt, "No info. It's just not available."  Well, that sucks for Australian PC gamers. Still, they've gotta be getting used to these regular screwjobs by now.

Jim Sterling







Review: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron photo
Review: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
by Jim Sterling

Transformers: War for Cybertron was one of my top multiplayer games of 2010. Something about it just worked surprisingly well, and High Moon Studios deserved oodles of kudos for providing the Transformers license with an original, structurally sound, vastly entertaining game that respected the franchise in a way other games (and certain movies) had not. 

When faced with a sequel, High Moon has taken the "if it's not broken, don't fix it" approach and essentially pulled the same trick twice. In fact, it's hard to say exactly what the differences are between Fall of Cybertron and War for Cybertron at a glance.

It only gets marginally easier with an extended look.

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gamescom: Deadpool will make fun of you if you suck photo
gamescom: Deadpool will make fun of you if you suck
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

The thing about Deadpool is that he knows he's a comic book character. He regularly breaks the fourth wall, and it's the same case here as Deadpool and the voices in his head will constantly talk to the player during the adventure. He'll narrate tutorial prompts, make fun of boss introductions, and even turn around to the screen to make fun of players for doing badly. There was one amazing point where Deadpool sang along to a song while riding up an elevator.

Developer High Moon Studios looks like they're going to stay true to Deadpool's character. It's the actual gameplay where I'm worried. Basically it's a third-person action adventure game where you can seamlessly switch between a variety of guns and melee weapons like swords, sais, dual sledgehammers, and more. All the weapons are upgradable, and you earn upgrade points based on kills and combos. The better you do in battle, the more special attacks you can perform too, such as a breakdance move where Deadpool is swinging his swords around wildly.

The combat for the most part didn't have that sense of power you feel when kicking ass in games like Devil May Cry, or Bayonetta. Deadpool is killing everyone in style, but it just didn't give off that certain sense of strength that I think it's lacking. Granted, what we got to see was really early so lots can change. High Moon Studios have done an amazing job with the Transformers license so I'm not too worried about them pulling it off. 

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8:30 AM on 08.15.2012

gamescom: Deadpool gets screens and swimsuit specials

Here's a swanky new batch of screenshots for Deadpool. There are also some art images, some of which are just pictures taken from that ridiculous Marvel Swimsuit Special that used to run for no other reason than to be stupid....

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 07.31.2012

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron demo out now

It's Tuesday, and that means it's time to be a robot and smash other robots. A demo for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is available to download from Xbox Live Arcade right now. Those waiting for the PlayStation Network demo ...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 07.25.2012

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron trailer and screenshots

Here's a great big wad of assets for High Moon Studios' Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. There's a whole bunch of screenshots showing off aspects of both the single-player and online sectors, while the trailer above details ...

Jim Sterling