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A look at the Mercenaries 3 you'll never play


Nov 15
// When Pandemic closed up shop last year, it was in the middle of developing the third game in its open-world Mercenaries games for Electronic Arts. The game was called Mercenaries 3: No Limits, and this video (obtained b... read

Ex-Pandemic devs make fun of EA in new iPhone game


Mar 29
Who says that being laid off can't be fun? Four victims of Electronic Arts' Pandemic closure created their own studio -- suitably named Downsized Games -- and have taken to that most lucrative of ventures, iPhone game develop... read

Helicopters in Mercs Inc. concept art, confirmed


Jan 18
It didn’t take long for an ex-Pandemic Studios staffer to leak an unannounced project after EA handed out pink slips. Our first glimpse of Mercs Inc. followed news of the closure, but to our surprise, it was later confi... read

LEGOs and blasts: Why I placed TNT on cows in Saboteur


Dec 16
Sure, the structures in The Saboteur burst into chunks when RDX (remote TNT) is applied, but does one of the most common farm flesh-bags react the same way?The answer is yes.In the latest Electronic Arts podcast, EA.com&rsqu... read

EA brings The Saboteur to life in live-action spots


Dec 16
Ubisoft's not the only publisher who can bring its games (Assassin's Creed 2) to life. Electronic Arts has just released two live action videos set in the world of Pandemic's The Saboteur.  Both spots are surprisingly h... read

Ten Minute Taste: The Saboteur


Dec 10
You’ve watched delicate dancers gyrate with bouncing breasts exposed, now consider watching nine more minutes captured from the opening of Pandemic’s The Saboteur, the studio’s last release before EA closed... read

EA: Saboteur sequel could happen if first one sells


Dec 07
With the death of Pandemic and Electronic Arts not exactly putting its marketing weight behind the thing, a sequel for The Saboteur seems unlikely. Nevertheless, EA has said that a sequel could come ... provided enough people... read

World War II games are a penny a dozen, having earned a reputation as one of the most overused settings in videogame history. Likewise, the open world genre has been exploited so often and so shamelessly that the whole idea o... read feature

High costs of California to blame for Pandemic closure


Dec 04
Since neither The Lord of the Rings: Conquest or Mercenaries 2: World in Flames were met with warm reception, the Internet seems to have collectively decided that the widespread layoffs at Pandemic and integration into EALA w... read

The Saboteur released in the UK today, and those who purchase the game brand new are in for a sordid treat. Pandemic's last hurrah is getting launch DLC known as "The Midnight Show" that will allow players to toggle nudity on... read feature

Here's what Pandemic's canceled Mercs Inc. looked like


Nov 24
The pain of Pandemic Studio's closure is starting to intensify, now that footage of a canceled project has reared its head. It's a multiplayer-only game called Mercenaries Incorporated, and it looks rather cool. Thank goodnes... read

Pandemic goes out in a blaze of glory


Nov 23
With the closing of Pandemic Studios, maker of Mercenaries and The Saboteur, and most of its staff now out of a job, things have been looking gloomy. But during such a sad time, you've always got to look on the brighter side... read

Saboteur 'sent out to die,' Pandemic closure was 'right'


Nov 19
It was incredibly surprising to hear that Pandemic -- a studio hard at work on the The Saboteur -- had been eradicated by Electronic Arts during a wave of layoffs. Despite the surprising turn of events, however, a former Pand... read

Rumor: Pandemic Studios to close soon


Nov 17
If sources have it right, then EA is to make Pandemic Studios no more after this afternoon.According to a Kotaku report, several unnamed sources have said that the studio responsible for Mercenaries and the still-upcoming The... read

New screens for The Saboteur do not have any sex in them


Nov 10
If you thought that Pandemic's The Saboteur was all about brothels and boobs, then you're going to be faintly disappointed, because apparently there's more to it than that. While there's plenty of wartime flesh on display, yo... read

Confirmed: The Saboteur can destroy planes, smack Nazis


Oct 21
Our brains are now jammed with thoughts of big October games like Uncharted 2 or Borderlands. And it doesn’t look like November will be easier on ye’ old big pile of pink mush with Left 4 Dead 2 and Call of Duty: ... read

Watch The Saboteur's Devlin do things in recent vids


Oct 09
There’s more to The Saboteur than Naahzi killing and color restoration. As an open-world action title, the game’s protagonist, Shaun Devlin, has incredible freedom in his environment. He can interact with people, ... read

The Saboteur smacks a Nazi, rides a train in new screens


Oct 05
Sean Devlin is something of a bruiser. Lacking a symbiote, and to our knowledge, not carrying some sort of mutagenic virus, the protagonist of the The Saboteur has to handle his business with the might of his fists and his fl... read

Today, spies slipped me an unreleased promo trailer that shows off The Sabotuer's pre-order item -- a Nazi dagger -- in action. From GameStop.com: Reserve your copy of The Saboteur today and make your enemies die at... read feature

Pandemic: Everyone should beat The Saboteur for its story


Sep 23
What's worse, a videogame that is so easy it becomes a chore to play, or one that is so cheap, so frustrating, that you never get to see how the narrative plays out? It's a tough call, and one we usually don't have to make if... read

GC 09: New The Saboteur trailer is oddly upbeat


Aug 20
For a game that’s supposed to be set in Paris during World War II, where the main character is out for revenge, a trailer using Flogging Molly’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” feels pretty out of place. Thank... read

Pandemic's The Saboteur hits shelves December 8


Jul 21
Electronic Arts has announced that it will ship Pandemic Studios' The Saboteur to retail on December 8, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Taking place during the 1940s Nazi-occupation of France, The Saboteur is unique in b... read

The Saboteur’s story takes place during World War II. It’s en vogue to call Pandemic Studio’s choice of time period mundane. There’s some merit to it: after all, we have explored this great confrontati... read feature

The Saboteur's main story will take 12-18 hours to complete


Jun 11
I left The Saboteur E3 2009 demonstration impressed by Pandemic Studios’ commitment to making its open-world action title different. There aren’t any mutants or a twisted protagonist. The city isn’t a wastel... read

E3 09: First peek at The Saboteur


Jun 01
The Saboteur looks hot from what we've seen this afternoon. Pandemic's Tom French took the stage today at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater during EA's press conference to show off their latest in a quick real-time demo for attend... read

E3 09: New The Saboteur screens show the dark side of Paris


Jun 01
Everything is darker in Paris, or at least when the Nazis are around. Unless you consider the glow of their blood on the walls to be brightening. Pandemic's title has been buzzing about the office recently, what with the trai... read

The Saboteur is feeling good, proves it in new trailer


May 30
Now this, my friends, is how you do a trailer. It's stylish, it's classy, and it features Nazis being thrown off buildings and covering other Nazis in their blood. What more could you need for a successful video? The only thi... read

As I mentioned yesterday; I'm back with yet another exciting round of interviews for Pandemic's newest title; The Saboteur. This time we spoke with Tom French in order to discuss the game's plot. Until now, I'm sure ther... read feature


When I first heard of the unique use of color involved with The Saboteur, I kept a keen eye out for an opportunity to sit down with the art director. I got the opportunity to do just that during my last visit to Pandemic Stu... read feature

The Saboteur is looking sexy in these new images


Apr 24
Electronic Arts has revealed some brand new screenshots and artwork for Pandemic-developed Nazi-punching game The Saboteur. Taking the open-world style of game to Nazi-occupied Paris is an interesting idea, and it looks like ... read

'The' added to Pandemic's The Saboteur, site launched


Apr 01
While approving and proofreading last month's exclusive interview with Pandemic's Tom French about their upcoming The Saboteur, I ran into a problem. Wasn't the game just called Saboteur? Where did this "the" come f... read

Star Wars Battlefront III not at Pandemic


Mar 10
"As of right now I can say Battlefront III is not currently at Pandemic,” wrote a Pandemic representative on the studio’s official message board. “While I know the title seems to be up in the air from a... read






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