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4:00 AM on 09.16.2013

Nab four bundled Square Enix games for $15 by day's end

Have you somehow avoided picking up Just Cause 2, Hitman: Absolution, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Sleeping Dogs for mere pittance? I feel like they've all been below $5 at some point, but if you're still looking to own the...

Steven Hansen



Challenge Scot: Multiplayer madness in Just Cause 2 photo
Challenge Scot: Multiplayer madness in Just Cause 2
by Jamie McGinn

This week's challenge in is Just Cause 2 -- more specifically, the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod, in which I was tasked with getting myself to Panau international airport without flying a helicopter or plane, steal the biggest aeroplane there and then try to take off without getting blown up in all the chaos.

Thousands of people are online at the same time in this mod and Panau international airport is the busiest place on the whole map! This will not be as easy as it sounds.

If you've got any ideas for future challenges you'd like me to have a go at, feel free to leave them in the comments!

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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

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



What happens when 70 limousines race in Just Cause 2 photo
What happens when 70 limousines race in Just Cause 2
by Jordan Devore

A few days ago, I saw that the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod was going to do another weekend test run. Having so far failed to participate in a single one of these events, including this latest one -- screw my short-term memory -- the video above cheered me up. 

How could a limousine race of this absurd size set to music from PaRappa the Rapper not have such an effect? I'm not made of stone. Upon further investigation, it turns out that the mod organizers are keeping it up for the rest of this week. Check it out if you're interested in open-world multiplayer shenanigans along these lines.

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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

1:00 PM on 10.14.2012

$10 PC deal: Quantum Conundrum, Deus Ex: HR, and more

I've seen some deals in my time, but it's been a while since I felt it necessary to drop what I was doing and spread the word. Right now, Amazon is offering its "Absolutely Great Square Pack" for $9.99, which totally lives up...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 08.03.2012

Here's a 600 multiplayer game of Just Cause 2

The mod community is the best. In this case, they've taken Just Cause 2 and given it new life by adding multiplayer. There's a huge community surrounding the mod, and you should go join up if you want to get in on the fun. 600 player in multiplayer mod of Just Cause 2 [Reddit]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 07.25.2012

Just Cause 2 players will get an outfit in Sleeping Dogs

United Front Games' open-world action title Sleeping Dogs is sneaking up on us. Ahead of its release in less than three weeks, Square Enix London Studios has revealed a neat little bonus for players of Just Cause 2. Available...

Jordan Devore







Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 photo
Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
by Ryan Perez

For some of us, upgrading our PCs with the best hardware and enjoying the most jaw-dropping games in all their glory is a not-so-distant memory. Even though I've consistently owned beefy rigs my whole life, I've spent less and less time utilizing their full power, due to a slowly dwindling and fluctuating PC market. For several years, my PC gaming life was akin to the Brooks Hatlen character from The Shawshank Redemption -- every day, continuing to feed the pigeons in the park, hoping for his old raven buddy to return.

Lately, the PC gods have arisen from their slumber and decided to bless us with some stellar (and demanding) PC-focused games. Now high-end graphics technology is starting to look more and more worth its market value. Over the past week, I've had the opportunity to pilot NVIDIA's upcoming beast of a doomsday machine, the GTX 680, and make obedient subjects of the powerful games that once laughed at my PC's inadequacies.

NVIDIA set out to make not only a more powerful graphics card, but a more efficient one that doesn't require a lot of extra tech (such as a whole extra card) to get the best experience possible.

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Preview: Getting in deep with the Triads in Sleeping Dogs photo
Preview: Getting in deep with the Triads in Sleeping Dogs
by Ryan Perez

I'm so glad this game has shaped into what it is now, because when I first heard that Sleeping Dogs was originally titled True Crime: Hong Kong, I thought to myself, "Damn it, hopefully this will be a short demo." Once I saw the game in action, though, and was informed that it was always meant to be a completely original IP (with or without the True Crime handle), I shed all reservations and instantly grew optimistic.

I like it when games feature a real subject matter. I especially enjoy it when they portray that subject well -- not perfect, just with dignity. Sleeping Dogs is about the Triads, and undercover Hong Kong detective Wei Shen's mission to infiltrate the notorious Sun On Yee organization. His journey is brutal, grim and unforgiving. Basically everything you'd expect in the world of Chinese organized crime.

By the end of the demo, I was thoroughly happy that I bothered to check out Sleeping Dogs, and not just because I got a bullet-shaped USB drive out of the deal.

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5:00 AM on 02.08.2012

Square Enix would really like you to buy some DLC

If you've been holding off on buying some of that Deus Ex or Just Cause 2 DLC on XBLA, you might like to know that for the next week (almost) all of Square Enix's content will be up to 50% off. This includes Just Ca...

Liam Fisher

7:30 PM on 12.20.2011

Just Cause 2: Ultimate Edition hits PlayStation Network

Though Just Cause 2 has been laughably cheap on PC, those of you without access may want to consider the still-budget-priced Just Cause 2: Ultimate Edition. It just became available on PlayStation Network for $24.99, which is...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 10.27.2011

Just Cause dev Avalanche 'not releasing any game in 2012'

Briefly responding to recent rumors of Just Cause 3 hitting as early as next year, Avalanche Studios has told Eurogamer "we're not releasing any game in 2012." So, how does 2013 sound? A minor bump in absurdity is all that I ...

Jordan Devore