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3:00 PM on 09.26.2010

Respawn Entertainment's game will be multiplatform

(In honor of the upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive I shall deliver all the news this weekend twice: First the sane way, and then the fear way. It's the weekend, I get to do stuff like this (I h...

Matthew Razak





12:00 PM on 09.09.2010

PAX 10: The Force Unleashed 2 multiplayer thrill ride

It was the weirdest thing. On the first day of PAX, I marched down to the LucasArts area of the show floor to check out The Force Unleashed 2. While I was down there, I had a chance meeting with a developer from Red Fly, the...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 08.19.2010

We won't be seeing Respawn's debut game anytime soon

Respawn Entertainment, the new studio being led by Jason West and Vince Zampella of Infinity Ward fame, is creating an EA-published multiplatform game; we knew this already. What we didn't know -- or, some of us didn't know -...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 06.18.2010

E3 10: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString enters the stage

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString is a coming at a very difficult time. With a launch date for October, the three-piece band music game, while containing some interesting ideas, will be facing the awesome wrath of Rock Band 3 ...

Ben Perlee

6:30 PM on 05.11.2010

Look over the release dates for EA's upcoming games

A few nice surprises were hidden amongst EA's fiscal 2010 report, many of which can be found in the company's updated release schedule (find it after the break). Before we dive right into that, though, here are a few tidbits ...

Jordan Devore



Hooking onto, under and above Just Cause 2 photo
Hooking onto, under and above Just Cause 2
by Ben Perlee

For as long as games have been a popular form of entertainment, they have always had to have a special trick. Sure, we don’t want to call it a “gimmick,” but there will ideally be a “special something” in a game to make it stand out from the pack.

Almost four years ago, Eidos released a game called Just Cause for the Xbox 360, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. Back then, the big selling point was the parachute mechanics coupled with the stunt system and the goal of overthrowing a corrupt island government set in the tropics. The game went on from there. While far from perfect, it was a fun experience with neat ideas.

But it has been four years. Eidos is now in the process of transforming into Square Enix Europe; nobody would dream of down-porting a game to the original Xbox and PS2; and the 360 and PS3 are regularly put through their paces. Would Just Cause 2 even offer new stuff to wow gamers? It’s a whole new world, but it seems like developer Avalanche Studios is hoping to improve Just Cause 2 in an entirely cohesive way. Beside checking out Avalanche's live streaming of the game, hit the jump for my hands-on.

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Teaming up and throwing down with Skate 3 photo
Teaming up and throwing down with Skate 3
by Ben Perlee

It's funny looking back on the old battle between skateboarding videogames. Ever since the original Tony Hawk, plenty of skateboarding games have come and gone, and other than the eternal old bird itself, not many of them have lived to see a sequel. All except the EA's Skate franchise that is, which is getting ready for the third iteration of the series. Not really third times the charm, it's more like a triple threat, as Skate has proven to be a more than solid skating franchise.

So it's really ironic considering the situation. Tony Hawk is now a peripheral based game, and Skate 3 is the only controller-based skateboarding game around. Now that they don't compete on the same level, it begs the question: can Skate 3 adequately build on the franchise without the competition? While it doesn't look like things are going to be groundbreakingly different, Skate 3 has a whole bunch of new content to bring to the table. Hit the jump to get an early taste of what Black Box is rolling on out.

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Review: Colin McRae DiRT 2 photo
Review: Colin McRae DiRT 2
by Topher Cantler

When Codemasters announced DiRT 2, I was very happy to see that it still had Colin McRae's name on it. I found the first game to be "okay," and after playing the demo for this second installment, it seemed we had a great racing title on the way that would outperform its predecessor and honor the memory of the man whose name graced its cover. Did it succeed?

Not to spoil what comes after the break, but yes. Yes, it certainly did. It's been quite a few years since I've had this much fun with a racing game, and the way it's all presented outshines just about any car porn title that's come before it. Be prepared for a long post, because I've got a lot to say about it. How much of that is good? Hit the jump to find out in our full review.

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9:00 PM on 07.01.2009

FIFA 10 teaser claims game footage; I call shenanigans

Another year, another EA Sports title. I know that I'm fighting an uphill battle, but I could really do without FIFA 10. Perhaps ironically, it's because I thought FIFA 09 was so damned good. The main reason I don't need 10 i...

Joseph Leray

4:20 PM on 03.24.2009

GDC 09: Ubisoft pumps out a new RTS, calls it 'R.U.S.E.'

Out of pure principal alone, I didn't even want to spend a minute of my time looking at Ubisoft/Eugen Systems' new real-time strategy game, R.U.S.E. It's nothing personal -- it's just that a person can only take so much of th...

Jordan Devore



New releases this week: F.E.A.R. 2, Onechanbara, House of the Dead and more photo
New releases this week: F.E.A.R. 2, Onechanbara, House of the Dead and more
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

You see that zombie killer whale? Yeah, that's a freaking boss in Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad for the Xbox 360. As if that game couldn't get any better. I've played both versions of Onechanbara a few times now and the games are stupid mindless fun.

After several weeks of a lot of shovelware and crap, the new release schedule is finally starting to look good again. F.E.A.R. 2 might be good, The House of the Dead: Overkill looks fun, and Retro Game Challenges is a must for the DS. Flower seems pretty interesting too and I look forward to having flower sex in the game. 

What's looking sw33t to you this week, Dtoiders? Hit the jump for the full schedule of releases and trailers for most of the games. 

 

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