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Would a massively multiplayer take on Total Recall be crazy enough to work? Hell, it couldn't be any worse than the classically laughed at licensed NES game. Planet Michael publisher SEE Virtual Worlds has obtained the necess...


Hamza's preview of Darksiders II left me pretty excited with all that talk about RPG elements and a lack of QTEs, but I noticed that at least one of you thought this game needed more skulls and bones. So here's an extended trailer for Darksiders II that has skulls, bones, and an all-new voiceover that explains what the hell is going on. No Crips or Illuminati though.


Microsoft Studios is publishing Haunted Temple Studios' Skulls of the Shogun and bringing it to Xbox Live Arcade later this year, Gamasutra reports. The lovable and charming turn-based strategy game with undead samurai has be...


Look at this guy. He just runs around and kills skeletons, who are already dead! Not only that, but this He-Man wannabe also really hates, HATES, people who slide across the ground when they are doing a walking animation. Ev...


Take a small team of former AAA developers turned independent. Add two parts of tactical turn-based combat. Add one part of arcade action. Now flavor it in a cute style of generals, demons, and undead warriors who can eat the...


Well, this is awkward. PC players unlocked the "Operation Hastings" map in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam recently by performing a combined 69 million team actions. Console players, on the other hand, aren't quite there y...


One of the biggest surprises for me at PAX Prime was Bethesda's Hunted: The Demon's Forge. The game caught my eye only very recently, sparking an interest thanks to its modern fantasy aesthetic and elven boobs. Gameplay ...


2K Boston? Fughedaboutit. The studio formerly known as Irrational Games is now once again Irrational Games. Game Informer reports that the studio discovered that its original name carried weight with people, registered on som...


Fun fact: Def Leppard is not a cat. Fun Fact: Def Leppard is slated to star in a videogame.Reuters is reporting that the band has penned an agreement with Primary Wave -- an interesting move for two reasons: (a) no one under ...


It’s almost time to get wet in LittleBigPlanet. The oft-teased Water update and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" content are scheduled to hit PSN on December 22nd.We should add that these two bits are intertwined, a comb...


Last time we checked in, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat was given a release month: February. Seeing as how that announcement was sent out, what, less than a week ago, today's "news" that the exact North American launch date ...


While far from perfect, the Spike Video Game Awards are pretty much all we've got these days for our mainstream game award show coverage. People have been quick to point out how silly the show is, but personally, I wouldn't h...


The Tales of Monkey Island series is rushing to a close December 8 with the release of “Rise of the Pirate God,” the fifth and final installment. No doubt some MI fans are experiencing confused feelings about this...


If you've never heard of Roman Dirge, you're about to. He's the creator of the brilliant comic book series, Lenore. Roman has been delighting the masses with his brand of spooky cuteness for years now, and he's about to grace...


Eidos Montreal isn’t working on Deus Ex 3 alone. In a recent conversation with Edge, studio GM Stephane D’Astous revealed that Square Enix Tokyo is planning to handle the CGI cinematics for the upcoming follow-up ...


Shocker: Bioware might be developing an original IP.According to once-Bioware producer Daniel Roy’s Linked In profile, the studio was working on an “unreleased original IP” between the January 2008 and June ...


Late this afternoon, SCE made it possible to compete in Internet multiplayer matches while on the toilet. And it was as easy as offering US PSP owners a downloadable app that works around ad hoc functionality. The app is call...


Senor Perrito del Burrito says: Anthony and Jim are not here this week. As such, tonight's episode of Podtoid will be hosted by one Aaron Linde, Esq. instead. Joining him will be Dr. Samit Sarkar, Warrior of the Arctic Brad N...


Last week we learned how Courtney Love is planning to sue Activision for turning Kurt Cobain's corpse into a performing monkey in Guitar Hero 5. For some reason, she has a problem with Activision forcing a likeness of her dea...


I received a very cryptic email from Raskulls developer Halfbrick Studios recently. It consisted of nothing but the above image and a message asking me if I believe in the teapot. The image features a teapot-shaped version of...


Now you may be asking yourself, "What the f*ck is Snooker?" That's a valid question, and the answer is that I have no idea. If I had to guess I'd say it's a knockoff candy bar, although it also kinda sounds like the...


Who comes up with this stuff? I can't believe someone sat there and thought, "You know what? 2009 is the right time to announce a Murder, She Wrote game." Regardless, somebody has and now we have to deal with it, al...


Holy crap! A post about Michael Jackson on a videogame blog that is actually relevant to videogames! That makes a nice change, doesn't it? It's being reported that Michael Jackson, otherwise known as the world's first real Sp...


Upcoming XBLA platform racer Raskulls recently held a contest for fans to create their own Raskull character, the grand prize being that their creation would appear in the game itself. The competition is over, and a brand new...


I think I finally figured out why Raskulls is so appealing me. The name, look and characters remind me of one of those affordable, miniature, collectible toy lines from the nineties. Monster in my Pocket, Mini Boglins, Bad Eg...


When we revealed the previous batch of "Raskully Profiles" for Halfbrick's XBLA debut Raskulls, a number of posters demanded that we see less concept and more in-game material. Halfbrick listened, and has decided to...


As you may have already gathered by now, I'm pretty excited for Raskulls, if only for the fact that the "Raskully Profiles" sent to us by developer Halfbrick are thoroughly adorable. This time around, we get three n...


Halfbrick has sent over two new character profiles for its upcoming puzzle platformer Raskulls. Last time we talked about this upcoming XBLA title, we were introduced to King and Dragon. Now we get a pop culture mainstay in t...


[video]110256:665[/video] CDV kindly sent me over a new trailer for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, involving one of my favorite things ever -- awesome skeletons. As a bonus, it also has the punching of skeleton faces, which jus...


[video]105137:427[/video]  As you might have been able to tell, there are certain games that I take on as pet causes, giving them coverage that may go above and beyond my usual duties. Most of them look like rubbish to n...


[video]105137:427[/video] This trailer for Sacred 2 is the most amazingly epic thing I've seen all day, and also the most tragic. It's not every day that you get to see an in-game music video for a German "Fantasy Metal&...


As you may have already gathered, I'm pretty bloody excited for Rise of the Argonauts, and this new video from Codemasters sheds further light on the interesting "deed" system that should hopefully set the game apar...


Codemasters has just sent us an article concerning its intriguing action RPG game, Rise of the Argonauts. This is a title I've been looking forward to hearing more about since it was first announced, and we're pleased to be t...


One dollar one dollar one dollar one dollar! Okay, so only those of you who joined us in Mexico last week are going to get that joke. Anyway, unlike most of the awesome Mayan craftwork the villagers were trying to pimp to us,...


Rumor has it some game is coming out this week. Something about Links and Peaches and furries, or links to fuzzy peaches, I don't know, I haven't really been paying attention. Anyway, everybody seems to be pretty excited abou...


Seriously, why do they capitalize the word Super Bowl? I mean, if it's going to be a psuedo national holiday, then I at least want the following Monday off from work. And by the following Monday, I mean right now: today. Oh w...


Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom was barely out the door before developer Blueside talked of a sequel, and it's hardly surprising -- by all accounts, Circle of Doom was a complete failure, so who can blame Blueside for remi...


Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom hasn't even hit the States yet, but developer Blueside is already looking to the future and another KUF sequel. While the series originally started life as a strategy /action game, Circle of...


As far as I'm concerned, it's hard to go wrong with a Golden Axe remake. Just give me a dwarf and a shedload of skeletons to fight and I'm happy. Of course, this is the games industry, and nobody ever does the right thing whe...


As you've probably gathered over the six months since Nick's last piece, today is a ridiculously slow day in the realm of gaming news. I've spent the entire day playing Virtua Fighter 5 Online and Guitar Hero III, and even ...






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