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6:30 PM on 08.09.2011

Serious Sam 3: BFE has 'crazy ass split screen'

The hot news to come out of Croatia today is that Serious Sam 3: BFE will feature "crazy ass split screen." Translated, that roughly means the PC version does up to four-person split screen in the cooperative campaign and mul...

Jordan Devore



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Farewell, Mega Man
by Tony Ponce

Normally, the cancellation of an anticipated game would send me off on a furious Internet rampage with no grasp on logic or coherency. The cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, however, triggered an entirely different set of emotions. The franchise as a whole has been on thin ice for several years now, but it's only after the recent string of failed starts that the truth finally hit home.

The Mega Man series is finished.

A lot of us may be fans of at least one of the Blue Bomber's many incarnations, but he has always held an extra-special place in my heart. To me, these weren't just games; these were a constant comfort throughout my youth and well into adulthood. Mega's adventures fueled my imagination like nothing else -- no other videogame, movie, book, or TV show came close. Whenever I would grow jaded with gaming, a new entry in my favorite series would be announced, and it felt like homecoming.

So connected am I to Mega Man that it feels like I've lost a friend. Though Capcom may bring him back one day, I don't want to get my hopes up. He's had a good run and deserves a proper send-off.

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4:40 PM on 05.18.2011

Fleshy new Serious Sam 3: BFE screenshots

The Headless Kamikaze from the Serious Sam series have got to be up there with the Medusa heads and Fleamen of the gaming world. They're obnoxious in seemingly every way possible, and there is no greater shame than when one o...

Jordan Devore

4:40 PM on 05.12.2011

Steam sale: Serious Sam HD titles, Kalypso Strategy Pack

A bunch of smaller sales are taking place on Steam right now. First, there's the Kalypso Strategy Pack -- purchasable as a bundle or individually -- which ends later today. Given the company in question, we're talking stuff l...

Jordan Devore

4:40 PM on 04.20.2011

Serious Sam 3 screenshots are ready to rock

New screenshots for Serious Sam 3: BFE, everybody! As far as I can tell, they still haven't told us what BFE stands for. "Beyond First Encounter" makes the most sense, since Serious Sam 3 is a prequel, but I'm hoping Croteam ...

Jordan Devore



Stardock's CEO on the Impulse/GameStop deal photo
Stardock's CEO on the Impulse/GameStop deal
by Maurice Tan

Earlier this week, one indie studio had to make a snap decision (based on a lot of factors) and decided to stop selling its game on Impulse, Stardock's digital distribution service, after GameStop officially takes over.

When the Impulse/GameStop deal was initially announced, many people wondered why Stardock sold Impulse to the retail behemoth. Were they running out of money? Did Elemental: War of Magic nearly bankrupt Stardock? And if Impulse really was profitable, as Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell recently told Joystiq, then why did they sell it? Or why did they sell it to GameStop of all things?

Wardell was happy enough to answer these questions for us and to clarify what the sale of Impulse will mean for the service's management, for developers, and for consumers.

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12:20 PM on 02.28.2011

Serious Sam 3 made official, first screens shown!

You can forget about your Bulletstorm, your Killzone, and even your Duke Nukem. Everybody knows that Serious Sam 3 is going to be the pinnacle of FPS gaming this year! Well ... it'll probably be cheaper, in any case.  Se...

Jim Sterling

3:20 PM on 02.16.2011

Sony releases PS3 hack statement, promises mass banning

Sony has today released an official statement concerning "unauthorized circumvention" of the PlayStation 3, and promised repercussions of genocidal proportions. According to Sony, you have only a very brief period o...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 02.16.2011

GTA veteran Navid Khonsari talks about '1979 Iran' game

Iranian-born Navid Khonsari -- voice actor, co-director and writer for PS2-era GTAs -- is working on a new game centered around the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Specifically, the happenings surrounding the U.S. embassy hostage c...

Maurice Tan

12:40 PM on 02.11.2011

Croteam: Serious Sam 3 coming out this summer

Croteam has posted a small -- but not insignificant -- message about the state of Serious Sam 3 on its website. CEO Roman Ribaric says, quite simply, that the long-awaiting game will be arriving this summer. He also says that...

Jordan Devore

10:40 AM on 01.06.2011

Vogel: Game developers shouldn't read their own forums

Spiderweb Software founder Jeff Vogel has written an interesting little article imploring fellow game developers not to spend too much time in the trenches with the fans.  Vogel provides three sound reasons for not readi...

Jim Sterling





10:10 PM on 12.22.2010

Jonathan Blow, CVG, and the sh*tstorm I caused

Earlier today, we posted a story about Jonathan Blow, who stated in an interview that Sony was prone to put more adventurous indie games on the PlayStation Network when compared to Microsoft. A fair comment, I thought. Howeve...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 12.07.2010

One Chance: consequences in gaming

As we see games evolve, we find that our experiences within them become more realistic. And yet, there are basic tenets of gaming that still are determined to defy reality: monsters that drop money, treasure chests in the mid...

Colette Bennett

9:40 AM on 11.16.2010

Videogames now cause relationship breakdowns

Relationships end all the time. Sometimes it's the man's fault, sometimes it's the woman's fault, sometimes it's nobody's fault at -- VIDEOGAMES! VIDEOGAMES DID IT! EVERYBODY LOOK AT THE VIDEOGAAAAAAMES! According to a survey...

Jim Sterling

9:10 AM on 09.16.2010

TGS: Hidden cam of sticking it in Dream Club Zero

TGS takes a lot of getting used to. Unlike at PAX and E3, you can't just shoot video of any old game on the TGS show floor. First you have to get a special "Press" sticker from the given game's developer. It doesn't matter t...

Jonathan Holmes

2:40 PM on 08.24.2010

XBLA gets Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter next month

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is finally getting a release on Xbox LIVE Arcade, after months of availability through the usual PC channels. According to Devolver Digital, Serious Time is coming on September 22. I read ...

Jordan Devore