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9:00 AM on 06.14.2012

EA: Syndicate failed, old IP still to be resurrected

Electronic Arts has admitted that the attempted Syndicate reboot didn't pay off as intended, but that hasn't stopped the publisher from wanting to bring back more old game names. After all, there's still so many things that i...

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 03.26.2012

Next Starbreeze project, Cold Mercury, to be free-to-play

Starbreeze, developer of such fine games as Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, The Darkness and the recently released Syndicate, has announced that their next title, Cold Mercury, will attempt to tackle ...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:30 PM on 02.27.2012

Live show: Syndicate co-op on Mash Tactics

Lock and/or load for "Multiplayer Monday" today on Mash Tactics. King Foom is looking for recruits for a co-op campaign through Syndicate, and skilled hands (or absurd creations) to challenge in SoulCalibur V. As always, play...

Bill Zoeker



Review: Syndicate photo
Review: Syndicate
by Jim Sterling

Starbreeze Studios certainly turned heads when it unveiled its progress on a brand-new Syndicate game, although attached to many of those heads were scowling faces sporting sneers of disgust. Syndicate is yet another classic PC game that has "modernized" by mutating into a first-person shooter.

The isometric tactical violence of Bullfrog's classic 1993 PC title is a distant memory in a shooter that owes more to Deus Ex and BioShock than anything produced by Peter Molyneux's old studio. Starbreeze's world is one you've seen before, and not because you remember the game upon which it is based. 

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9:00 PM on 02.15.2012

Syndicate launch trailer will probably give you a fit

Syndicate's launch is a mere five days away and I'm still no closer to deciding whether or not I want to actually pick it up, but I'm certainly interested. This trailer hasn't helped me make up my mind, but it was pretty coo...

Fraser Brown

3:00 PM on 02.10.2012

Syndicate cast includes Rosario Dawson and more

Electronic Arts and Starbreeze Studios have revealed some familiar names included in the voice cast of Syndicate. First up is Rosario Dawson, who is described as playing a "rising star" in the syndicate EuroCorp. "She's an in...

Jordan Devore





5:30 PM on 02.07.2012

Live show: Mash Tactics' Darkness II playthrough marathon

Today will be a very special 'New Release Showcase' with The Darkness II. King Foom has committed to completely finishing the game in one go. Darkness II's solo campaign has been clocked in at around six hours, but how long w...

Bill Zoeker



Review: The Darkness II photo
Review: The Darkness II
by Conrad Zimmerman

The Darkness was a rather solid first-person shooter and a good example of a license being properly handled. Developed by Starbreeze Studios, it featured some bold gameplay choices that didn't always pan out but managed a solid game worthy of a sequel.

Picking up two years after the events of that game, Jackie Estacado has become the de facto organized crime leader of New York, and his time since has been spent keeping The Darkness subdued. Now, a new enemy has targeted Jackie and plans to take his gift to use as a weapon of mass destruction. In order to save himself and his family, Estacado must again unleash The Darkness and cut a bloody path through the city.

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3:45 PM on 02.01.2012

Syndicate's DART 6 allows you to grief your enemies

A new trailer for Syndicate went up today, detailing the "DART 6" abilities that players will have at their disposal. The video details a lot of the stuff that yesterday's demo simply didn't have, making me feel much more co...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 02.01.2012

Syndicate will NOT be using an online pass

While even EA's single-player games have found excuses to slip in an online pass, the co-op fueled Syndicate is confirmed to NOT use one at all. According to EA, it's all about encouraging gamers to play it ... what an innova...

Jim Sterling

3:00 AM on 02.01.2012

New Syndicate co-op video shows us how it's done

As anyone interested in Starbreeze's Syndicate will know by now, a demo for the FPS was released on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE yesterday. It allows players to try out a level called "Western Europe" with up t...

Harry Monogenis



Demo Jimpressions: Syndicate photo
Demo Jimpressions: Syndicate
by Jim Sterling

Boy, that Syndicate sure is a first-person shooter!

That is my initial thought after giving Syndicate's co-op demo a spin. When I say that, I don't mean to imply I'm one of those folk who hate a game just because it's bears the name of an older game in a different genre. I say that because, right now, there's nothing else to say about it.

That really is all Syndicate's demo tells you. You have three loadouts to choose from, with bog-standard weaponry including shotguns, assault rifles and sniper rifles. You can heal and revive your friends, and from there you just ... shoot. You shoot stuff in very grey environments until there's nothing left to shoot, then you move on to the next grey area and shoot more stuff.

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8:40 AM on 01.31.2012

Syndicate demo hitting XBL, PSN today

A four-player co-op demo for Starbreeze's Syndicate shall be available for your downloading amusement on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network today. The demo shall showcase one of the game's nine levels.  The Xbox Live vers...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 01.17.2012

Take over these new Syndicate screens and co-op trailer

The illustrious Max Scoville and I recently had the chance to check out a few of the four-player, co-op missions in Starbreeze Studio's upcoming cyberpunk shooter Syndicate. While you can check out Max's impressions here, du...

Wesley Ruscher

8:00 PM on 01.04.2012

Syndicate's new co-op trailer has some heat

This latest trailer for Syndicate is pretty damn exciting. It's a sparse overview of the title's cooperative mode which lets you team up with three other operatives on assignments deemed to difficult for a lone agent to...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 AM on 12.20.2011

New Syndicate game banned in Australia (surprise!)

In news that should shock nobody by now, Starbreeze's upcoming Syndicate reboot has been refused classification in Australia, making it illegal to sell in the country. The game's violent content has been cited as the reason, ...

Jim Sterling