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6:00 PM on 03.27.2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't look half bad

It's hard to look at what Rocksteady has done with Batman and not want the same treatment for Spider-Man. For better or worse, long-time developer Beenox has once again taken charge, this time for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Watch Dogs' digital Chicago explored in new trailer

A new video has been released by Ubisoft to inform players of what they can expect when exploring the city of Chicago in Watch Dogs. It emphasizes the open nature of the world, the player's ability to impact it through the g...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:30 PM on 03.27.2014

These Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots are eye candy

The two big things to know about Batman: Arkham Knight are that you can drive the Batmobile, and there's a new villain -- the titular Arkham Knight -- created by Rocksteady, Geoff Johns, and Jim Lee. If you need more to go on...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 03.27.2014

Assassin's Creed Comet has you playing as a Templar

Man, someone at Ubisoft sure loves spilling all the secrets. This time it's on Assassin's Creed Comet, an alleged Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only entry into the series. It's apparently going to see you playing as a Templar wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Arkham Knight has the right playground for Batman's new toys photo
Arkham Knight has the right playground for Batman's new toys
by Brett Makedonski

Rocksteady Studios has found itself in a somewhat precarious position with Arkham Knight. The team's two previous installments in the series are so universally revered that it begs the question "What can it do to live up to, and surpass, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City?" Rocksteady's opted to take the path of increasing the scope of everything and changing the formulaic approach to some of the series' conventions. It remains to be seen how well it'll work.

Arkham Knight is the first in the "Rocksteady Trilogy" (this term kept coming up, presumably to distance themselves from Arkham Origins) to give Batman free rein of Gotham City. The plot device driving this iteration is that Scarecrow has threatened to release a fear toxin so the entirety of the city has been evacuated. Well, except for all the thugs, criminals, and super villains that refuse to leave. They'll be Batman's punching bags en route to finding Scarecrow.

If this version of Gotham City sounds like semi-familiar territory, that's because it kind of is. The cynically analytical might say this walled-off playground full of baddies smacks of Arkham City with skyscrapers. The optimist might suggest that this added verticality is a welcomed progression for the series.

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7:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Volition was making a post-apocalyptic Western

It's games like Zeus that have me not writing off entire concepts, no matter how tired they may appear on the surface. As described during senior producer Greg Donovan's Game Developers Conference talk "Volition's Challenge: ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 03.21.2014

A closer look at the villains of Batman: Arkham Knight

No multiplayer. Kevin Conroy voicing Batman. The Batmobile. Rocksteady developing. Hell yeah, I'm eager to hear more about Batman: Arkham Knight. Particularly given that I skipped Origins and am coming into this one with a lo...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 03.20.2014

A look at Watch Dogs' PlayStation-exclusive content

It's been known for a long time now that the PlayStation 3 and PS4 versions of Watch Dogs would get a little something extra and here's a good -- possibly even great -- look at that content. As far as trailers for the game g...

Jordan Devore



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Review: inFamous: Second Son
by Chris Carter

I never liked the first inFamous.

I can't quite put my finger on what I disliked most -- perhaps it was the droll art style, the cookie-cutter city sandbox, or the sentient wooden plank that Sucker Punch named "Cole Macgrath." Thankfully, the New Orleans-like setting of the sequel spiced things up a bit, and the decision to go with an even sillier vampiric setup made Festival of Blood more enjoyable.

inFamous: Second Son takes everything that the series has done right, puts it in a blender, and delivers what is easily the strongest entry yet.

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7:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft

Buttload. It's totally a phrase.  Mojang, the makers of the runaway hit Minecraft, doubled their net income in 2013 according to The Wall Street Journal. They made $128 million last year, and revenue wise they saw 38% fr...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 03.19.2014

Mirror's Edge meets Jet Set Radio in Hover

The melding of those two beloved properties was enough for me to get interested in Hover: Revolt of Games, and then its developers went and cited The Fifth Element as yet another inspiration. For as much junk as there is on ...

Jordan Devore







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Review: Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent
by Chris Carter

So far we've had three pieces of underwhelming Dead Rising 3 DLC, in the form of Operation Broken Eagle, Fallen Angel, and Chaos Rising. That's three parts of the four-part Season Pass, and now all that's left is The Last Agent.

It's a shame Capcom decided to charge money for these.

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6:00 AM on 03.18.2014

The final DLC for Dead Rising 3, 'The Last Agent' stealth released

Although the DLC for Dead Rising 3 has been lackluster so far, Capcom has one more chance to redeem itself with The Last Agent add-on, which was stealth released on Xbox Live today. The pack will follow Brad Park, a...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 03.17.2014

Ubisoft used the Watch Dogs delay to add new content

Remember how Watch Dogs didn't launch alongside the new consoles like it was supposed to? Nah, you've probably forgotten by now. Anyway, it looks like something good's going to come out of that delay apart from, you know...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Ubisoft: It'll take the average player 35-40 hours to beat Watch Dogs

Do we still care about game lengths? Really, truly care? (I say "we" as if we're some sort of hive mind, which obviously and thankfully isn't the case.) Probing for Watch Dogs information on Twitter, a fan asked how long it w...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 03.13.2014

Delsin is ruthless in this official inFamous: Second Son playthrough

Those of you who missed the inFamous: Second Son livestream this week or are otherwise in the mood for more footage are in luck. Sucker Punch has put together an eight-minute gameplay preview that'll meet your quota for want...

Jordan Devore