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4:30 PM on 02.26.2014

Meet the Flockers: Worms dev finally working on new IP

For the first time in a long time, Team17, the developer behind the long-running Worms franchise, is working on a new property. The new game will be called Flockers, and that's all that Team17 had to say about it at this...

Brett Makedonski


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12:30 PM on 02.10.2014

Worms Battlegrounds announced for PS4 and Xbox One

After Microsoft dropped the news this morning of a mysterious new Worms game for the Xbox One, developer Team 17 has announced Worms Battlegrounds for the XB1 and PS4. Team 17 makes a special mention of its participation...

Chris Carter



Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons free for PS Plus this week photo
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons free for PS Plus this week
by Jordan Devore

Out of all the games I feel bad about missing last year, Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons has got to rank among the top of the list. It shouldn't take this much convincing to get me to play something I'm fairly sure I will enjoy, but that's the way of the world. Now I'll have my chance: the game joins the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus members this week.

Look for Brothers as well as Worms: Battle Islands for PSP / PS Vita, another free game for subscribers, on PlayStation Network once the store update goes live tomorrow. Sorry, Worms, but I feel a whole lot less awful about not playing you.

PlayStation Plus: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for Members [PlayStation Blog]

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Review: Worms Clan Wars photo
Review: Worms Clan Wars
by Fraser Brown

I think that Team 17 needs some help. Some dastardly villain has clearly locked the developer up and abandoned them, because less than a year after releasing the excellent Worms Revolution, the invertebrate-obsessed studio has only gone and made Worms Clan Wars, which is not only a proper, fully fledged continuation of the venerable series, but a high point for the franchise.

Perhaps the very worms they so admire have risen up and forced them into eternal servitude, and if this is the case, we should all get out our nicest stationary and write a strongly worded letter to these slithering, slimy dictators and demand that they give Team 17 a break. It would be well deserved, too, as they've already succeeded in the challenge of improving on a formula that was arguably perfected over a decade ago.

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Contest: Win the Worms Collection for Xbox 360 or PS3! photo
Contest: Win the Worms Collection for Xbox 360 or PS3!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! The winners are NovaKnight21, CabooseMiller, TheSunNamedMoon, DrButler, irishladdie727, and cnaltman62!]

Our friends at Maximum Games have just released the Worms Collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and they've given us a bunch of copies to hand out to lucky Dtoiders!

Included in the collection are the console releases of Worms, Worms 2: Armageddon, and Worms: Ultimate Mayhem, plus six DLC packs, all available here for the first time ever on disc. To win one for yourself, just post a random picture of worms in the comments below. (Be sure to tell us which system you'd prefer!) You have until 11:59 PM Pacific tonight to enter, and the contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address. Limit one entry per person, and the winners will be selected at random.

We have three Xbox 360 and three PS3 copies to give out, so good luck! And if you can't wait to win, click here to buy your copy today!

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New releases: Monkey around in Donkey Kong 3D photo
New releases: Monkey around in Donkey Kong 3D
by Fraser Brown

For the love of god, somebody get me a 3DS. I made the unfortunate mistake of backing the wrong Nintendo console, grabbing a Wii U late last year, when I should have put my eggs in the portable basket. Now I'm not able to play the fantastic Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and I feel absolutely terrible. 

Along with Donkey Kong, a few other choice morsels launch this week. Resident Evil Revelations makes the move from the 3DS to home consoles; The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing sees the eponymous hero hunt monsters in a gothic-noir fantasy universe; Call of Juarez goes back to its western roots in Gunslinger; and the Wii U gets a bunch of ports. Lucky me. 

Anything making you short of breath this week?

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2:30 PM on 10.24.2012

Worms Revolution DLC pack out today

What could be better than worms and ice cream? How about worms, ice cream and a arsenal of crazy weapons that you can blow up your friends with. Team17 has released the first piece of DLC for Worms Revolution, the Funfai...

Jason Cabral



Review: Worms Revolution photo
Review: Worms Revolution
by Fraser Brown

One cannot help but wonder, after so many years of senseless violence and bloodshed, what is it that makes worms so murderous? I guess that if you lived in the dirt, looked a bit gross, and were so often at the mercy of a trowel or a spade, you'd probably be a bit angry too. 

The endless cycle of wormicide continues in Worms Revolution -- a misnomer if ever I've heard one. Yes, it's pretty much still the same old Worms, but in the best way possible. Honestly, I'm glad. We don't really need another Worms 3D.

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7:00 PM on 09.24.2012

Worms Revolution has warring worms and exploding grannies

Worms Revolution is some two weeks away from being released, and Don Keystone is attempting to, for the last time, explain Team17's strategy game to us with his oh-so-seductive voice in a new gameplay video. The 2D game...

Harry Monogenis



Preview: Worms Revolution for Johnny No Mates photo
Preview: Worms Revolution for Johnny No Mates
by Fraser Brown

Since the mid-'90s, I've been unable to look at the common garden worm without wondering "How many kills does it have?" or "Does it have a shotgun?" I blame Team17 for this entirely; their military-minded, wriggly warriors make these animals seem ferocious.

Unfortunately, my love of these warmongering creatures has diminished over the years. The awkward switch to 3D left nothing but disappointment in its wake, and my interest has yet to be recaptured by the later iterations. My current wormless existence is about to get shook up, however, as original Worms creator Andy Davidson and Team17 have been hard at work making the latest title, Worms Revolution, forward-looking yet still able to inspire a great deal of nostalgia. 

In June, Casey got to take on Davidson himself at a round in Revolution, so I thought I'd check out the title's single-player offerings; there's quite a bit. 

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8:30 PM on 09.06.2012

Worms Revolution: These tricky worms mean business

These Worms Revolution videos have been causing quite the chuckle to rise up from my belly, or wherever my chuckles actually come from -- I don't know, I'm no scientist. The latest one is a Public Service Announcement m...

Fraser Brown





3:00 PM on 08.07.2012

Worms arrive on Facebook in closed beta

Those wacky Worms are on their way to becoming socially acceptable. Team 17 has announced that a closed beta test for the upcoming Facebook version of their classic artillery dueling title, Worms, has begun. Fans of the aggr...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:30 PM on 07.13.2012

Worms Revolution: Think I'll go eat worms

When I'm digging holes in my garden for completely normal and not in the least bit criminal reasons, I often see worms. They are always wearing the latest fashions and spouting hilarious quips. It makes gardening a delight. ...

Fraser Brown

10:30 PM on 07.06.2012

Drown some worms in Worms Revolution

Worms has always brought out the worst in me. I become a vicious, hateful, overly-competitive, incredibly angry arsehole. I love it. This has followed me through the entire series, even the ones that weren't particularly goo...

Fraser Brown



Preview: Worms Revolution brings a deluge from the past photo
Preview: Worms Revolution brings a deluge from the past
by Casey Baker

The history of the Worms franchise is a long and storied one, spanning all the way back to the very early days of gaming. In an interview with Andy Davidson, the main creator of the original Worms game, I was given insight into exactly why the series has been such a lasting success. I also got an extensive hands-on look at the newest iteration being brought forth by Team17 for consoles and PC.

With Andy back on the team for Worms: Revolution and a new 3D engine, this latest title looks to offer fans the same excellent strategic 2D gameplay the series is known for while also appealing to new players with a great, polished look and entertaining water physics that add to the strategy and humor of Worms.

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6:00 PM on 05.03.2012

Worms Revolution to introduce class-based mechanics

Team 17 revealed information on a new class system being implemented for the upcoming Worms Reloaded, expected to hit PCs and consoles later this year. Players will be able to build their four-man teams using worms with class...

Conrad Zimmerman