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7:00 PM on 05.09.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 05.08.2014

Sunset Overdrive gameplay video gives some context to the insanity

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...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 05.08.2014

Sunset Overdrive is more Jet Set Radio than I was expecting

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...

Jordan Devore



Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday  photo
Call of Duty: Advanced Manfare, Halo with Boobs?, and a Lot of Beverages - Tuesday Newsday
by Bill Zoeker

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, so there has to be boobs in it, right? Sunset Overdrive launched a fake beverage campaign, while Mountain Dew decided to bottle Baja Blast for some reason. We've also had a lot of rumblings out of the world of the Oculus Rift, and seen a whole new side of Disney Infinity.

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2:15 PM on 05.05.2014

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

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,...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 PM on 04.04.2014

This is your last weekend to play the Resistance trilogy online

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...

Jordan Devore





2:45 PM on 03.25.2014

Insomniac celebrates 20 years with a jaunty tune

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.

Brett Makedonski

2:15 PM on 11.22.2013

Microsoft says Sunset Overdrive's coming in 2014

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...

Brett Makedonski



Very Quick Tips: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus photo
Very Quick Tips: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
by Chris Carter

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.

 

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Review: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
by Chris Carter

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 in their titles) and the million other mascot platformers at the time, but it took me quite a while to get into it.

Once I did however, I found out I was missing quite a bit. Over the years I've seen the Ratchet series acquire more and more outstanding titles, and Into the Nexus is no exception.

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2:30 PM on 10.17.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 10.03.2013

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus drops on Nov. 12

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...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 10.03.2013

Insomniac: 'No plans for Sunset Overdrive on PS4'

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...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 08.20.2013

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus sure is colorful

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...

Jordan Devore



Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus announced for PS3 photo
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus announced for PS3
by Jordan Devore

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 hitting PlayStation 3 later this year and is said to be a return to the series' roots -- exactly what the majority of us wanted, in other words. And exactly what Insomniac Games needed as well. Sorry, Fuse.

"We're excited to announce that Ratchet and Clank are returning this year with an all new original single-player epilogue to the Future games," writes community lead James Stevenson. "Under the creative direction of Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time creative director Brian Allgeier, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a story-driven platform adventure, with the humor and heart that make the franchise so beloved."

Look for the game in stores and on PlayStation Network at a price point of $29.99. Insomniac promises that this'll be its "biggest downloadable Ratchet & Clank game yet."

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4:30 PM on 07.03.2013

Sunset Overdrive has an offline single-player mode

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 ...

Jordan Devore