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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive's opening cinematic is a staunch reminder that energy drinks are bad


Wimmy wham wham wozzle!
Jul 07
Hey local teens, think life is all about cool dance festivals and energy drinks? Wrong. It's not, and you better get on track or your existence will become one of two things. Best case scenario is you become The Original Par... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive's Chaos Squad looks like more fun than just a horde mode


You do a lot more moving
Jul 02
I hadn't really paid a ton of attention to Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer component. I figured it was just another co-operative experience where you hole up and fight off some baddies with your buddies. Rah rah, we've been h... read
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Insomniac's new game

Insomniac experiments with open development on Slow Down, Bull


Inspired by indies like Double Fine
Jun 25
Insomniac may have had some big publisher backing over the years, but it considers itself to be indie at its core. That's why for its next game, Insomniac's going to experiment with an open development process, much like othe... read
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Sunset Overdrive

In a show of unity, Sunset Overdrive lets you be a female assassin


You might say it's in Insomniac's creed...also, traps
Jun 20
I enjoyed messing with Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer mode at E3, partly because you could play as a beefy Middle Eastern man in a skirt or a tiny woman with bunny ears. Anyone other than Sunset's 'in your face' punk protago... read
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And then he said, that's not my podiatrist, that's my mother!
You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click.  Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full o... read feature

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Not so much loving its 'in your face' lead
As much as I like Sunset Overdrive's mix of Jet Set and Ratchet and Clank, I'm less in love with the insufferable punk aesthetic its sleeveless jean jacket wearing lead puts forth. Just because you pin cloth to your jean jack... read feature

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Be The Hero! Again
They gotcha, right? "Oh no, another cover-based shooter!" Nope, it's Sunset Overdrive which seems to be the antithesis of the dull drab shooters we're sadly used to. Presented by Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac games... read feature

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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive's getting crazy with eight-player co-op


Hope you have friends
Jun 09
Sunset Overdrive is one of the titles that Microsoft is depending on to bring an injection of charisma and zaniness to Xbox One later this year. Insomniac's colorful open-world shooter looks as if it hinges upon being a... read
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Internal game jam helped make Sunset Overdrive not boring


Plus some new footage
Jun 05
E3 is next week and we're finally going to get our hands all over Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. The latest episode of the Sunset TV show focuses on the early stages of the game, detailing how an internal game jam helped give... read
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Microsoft will have Sunset Overdrive playable to the public during E3


You can also win a ticket into the press conference
May 31
In addition to the usual show floor booths and Day 0 press conference, Microsoft will be holding a series of events to allow the general public a chance to be a part of the action. You can get a full list here, but the m... read
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Sunset Overdrive weapons

Sunset Overdrive has a ricocheting record gun, TNT teddy bear


There's the Insomniac I know and love
May 30
Man, it's nice to see Insomniac able to make fun weapons again. With yesterday's news of the Ratchet and Clank trilogy coming to Vita, I have an urge to play Ratchet and Clank. Sunset Overdrive, with its weapons and movement, seems like it'd satisfy my Ratchet urge and Jet Set urge at the same time. Too bad I need an Xbox One. read
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Amplitude Kickstarter

Insomniac supports Harmonix by pledging $7,500 to Amplitude Kickstarter


But there's still a long way to go
May 20
With only a few days left in Harmonix's Kickstarter for a remake of Amplitude, fellow developer Insomniac Games made a sizable contribution. The $775,000 asking price is now $7,500 closer to its goal. Insomniac cites being a... read
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Today, Max's shirt is peach-colored.
It’s been quite a busy week of news, and here’s Max to shout moistly about it. Gamers who are short a hundred bucks got some great news this morning with the announcement of an Xbox One sans Kinect, for a somewh... read feature

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Okay Sunset Overdrive, you have my attention


Please be good please be good please be good
May 13
So I probably was the only one on this planet that wasn't hyped on Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. Last time I got excited for one of their games, well, you know what happened. Of course it's obvious Insomniac learned from the... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive will have online co-op


Campaign not playable with others
May 13
Sunset Overdrive is coming later this year on the Xbox One, and we've been getting a ton of details in the past week. Insomniac Games has spilled the beans on multiplayer, noting that although the campaign will not be playabl... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac didn't play it safe with the Sunset Overdrive box art


And it's all the better for it
May 09
This week was the big blowout for Sunset Overdrive, the next game from Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac and one of the major Xbox One exclusives at this point in time. Given Sunset's colorful nature and the studio's co... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive gameplay video gives some context to the insanity


Gimme now
May 08
Confused as to what Sunset Overdrive's about? You wouldn't be alone. Up until now, all we've gotten is a stylish teaser at E3 and a slow trickle of nebulous marketing materials. But, this video finally gives us something con... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive is more Jet Set Radio than I was expecting


Not another Fuse, that's for sure
May 08
Insomniac Games has properly revealed its Xbox One parkour zombie shooter Sunset Overdrive and, as much as I was into the original E3 2013 teaser for the game, the real thing looks considerably better. The studio captured tha... read
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Enough news to Baja Blast your brains out
Lots of things happened in the game-o-sphere this week. Kevin Spacey scored the manliest name for his character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We found out the Halo TV series may be produced in conjunction with Showtime,... read feature

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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive viral site opens up, plans special events for fans


Insomniac Games teases info about characters and upcoming events
May 05
The surprise reveal of Sunset Overdrive at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference got many people excited, including much of the staff at Destructoid. As a brand-new open-world shooter set in a visually rich and colorful world,... read
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Resistance

This is your last weekend to play the Resistance trilogy online


Trophy completionists, be warned
Apr 04
I vaguely recall Sony announcing that it would pull its servers for the Resistance trilogy on PlayStation 3 this year and it's happening soon. Real soon. Consider this your last chance to play those games online (including co... read
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Insomniac

Insomniac celebrates 20 years with a jaunty tune


Now get back to working on Sunset Overdrive
Mar 25
For its 20th anniversary, Insomniac Games is popping out of a figurative birthday cake and presenting you with a gift. It's a music video. And there's a 90's section where people have flannel tied around their waists. And there's an embarrasing rap part. Just watch it and gringe like the rest of us. That's a combination of grinning and cringing. read
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Sunset Overdrive

Microsoft says Sunset Overdrive's coming in 2014


An all-out color assault
Nov 22
When Microsoft bombarded us with a barrage of upcoming games at its 2013 E3 press conference, one of the titles that stood out was Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive. Maybe it was because of the bright color palette, maybe it... read
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The Clank of Cthulhu
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a fairly brief game, but it can be unforgiveable on higher difficulties if you're not careful. Here are some tips to send you on your way.   read feature

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Nexcellent
For whatever reason, the Ratchet & Clank series never really grabbed me during the PlayStation 2 era. Maybe I was spending too much time playing Jak and Daxter (or perhaps I was adverse to games with ampersands ... read feature

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Ratchet & Clank

Free Quest for Booty with Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus


Look for vouchers in retail copies of the game
Oct 17
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is already off to a nice start with its $29.99 price tag, but Insomniac Games is going just a bit further by throwing in a nice freebie. Physical copies of the new title, due out on Novembe... read
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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus drops on Nov. 12


Pre-order bonuses detailed
Oct 03
Insomniac's epilogue to the the Future series of Ratchet & Clank games, Into the Nexus, will be available for PS3 on November 12, 2013. It's to be priced at only $29.99.  As for pre-order bonuses, Ratchet's Pyronox A... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac: 'No plans for Sunset Overdrive on PS4'


'Ratchet could end up on Xbox one day'
Oct 03
After petitions, clamoring, and general unrest from PlayStation fans, Insomniac has taken to the web to explain that Sunset Overdrive is still very much an Xbox One exclusive. To clarify, Insomniac's Tim Salvitti states, "Pet... read
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Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus sure is colorful


Inject this into my veins already
Aug 20
It may not be coming to PlayStation 4, but you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise after looking over some of these new Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus screenshots. Funny how much of an impact a strong art direction can ha... read
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And it's a proper installment!
As many of you guessed, the teaser from this morning was indeed for a new Ratchet game. That title is called Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. Coming off of All 4 One and Full Frontal Assault, the new installment is hitti... read feature

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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive has an offline single-player mode


That's Insomniac's intent, anyway
Jul 03
While we've only really seen a conceptual trailer for the eye-catching Sunset Overdrive, I'm hopeful this will be a return to form for developer Insomniac Games. It's post-apocalyptic, but not in the usual drab way. Speaking ... read
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Insomniac

Sunset Overdrive's Xbox One exclusivity explained


The cloud strikes again
Jun 17
In retrospect, if there was one game I would've liked to hear more about at E3, it was Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. The vibrant open-world shooter was a standout title at Microsoft's press conference early last week and, unf... read






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