Four downloadable content packs are in the works for Metro: Last Light, starting with the Faction Pack in June. It and the Chronicles Pack will introduce further story content, followed by "a unique solo challenge to Metro ve... more
Some time ago, we learned off a rather odd project from Capcom -- a gritty Mega Man X FPS idea that never saw the light of day. Yep, Keiji Inafune gave ex-Retro Studios alumni the idea to re-imagine Mega Man similar to Metroi... more
Two new Personalization Packs will be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on May 29, and starting this Thursday you'll be able to vote on which packs make the cut, Activision's Dan Amrich announced.
Voting will take p... more
Not to be left out of the "Oh we're going to be appearing on the Xbox One as well!" parade is Bungie, as they too revealed that Destiny will be released on Microsoft's next-gen console.
So that's Watch Dogs, Thief, Assassin's... more
I think the first Sanctum game surprised a lot of people. It took the intellectual strategy aspect of tower defense games and combined it with the more action-oriented first-person shooter genre to create a unique, wonderful ... more
Joining other announced titles like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Thief, Watch Dogs, and Fora Motorsport 5, Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will be available on Xbox One. The game wil... more
I have seen the future, and I'm here to tell you that it's a bit different from what you're probably expecting. Actually, I've seen two different futures. One is Infinity Ward's version of our country's future, in which Ameri... more
[Update: Official trailer has been added.]
The new Xbox is on center-stage today, but the new Call of Duty game swooped in a few minutes early and stole a bit of the spotlight. Thanks to a leaked advertisement, we now k... more
Are we past the point where I can stop warning people about spoilers? Well just in case, don't watch this if you haven't beaten BioShock Infinite yet. Actually, this won't even make sense until you have gotten all the way th... more
Flying Wild Hog, the studio behind Hard Reset, is working on a brand new Shadow Warrior game. It'll be coming to PC and next generation consoles, with Devolver Digital taking on publisher duties.
Designed entirely as a... more
The PlayStation Vita is a great system with a slowly increasing library of great titles. The exception being in the first-person shooter genre, that is.
You'd think that after one of these big game companies made a handheld w... more
Although Insomniac Games finished its work on the Resistance series with Resistance 3, that didn't stop Burning Skies from happening, unfortunately. It's possible (plausible, even) that another studio will take on the franchi... more
The lack of a customizable field-of-view is understandably a sticking point for certain PC gamers. It was no surprise, then, to see a big release like Metro: Last Light take some heat for not having a FOV slider. Today, an up... more
Vostok Games' Survarium has resurfaced thanks to the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter's ongoing alpha test. This is the game that always gets mentioned alongside the fun-to-bring-up S.T.A.L.K.E.R., given its ... more
Overkill Software has announced plans for a more ambitious release of Payday 2. Now, the first-person heist game will be arriving on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at retail worldwide in addition to the previously-announced Steam... more
Metro 2033 is a game so good, Destructoid reviewed it a year and a half after its release, finally giving it a scored assessment after the original reviewer made it to chapter three and gave up. The claustrophobic Ukrain... more
Following the huge success of last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown comes The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, the latest entry to the now revitalized franchise. Developer 2K Marin is bringing us an origin story set at the start of the a... more
It's been a while, my little chickadees! I've been out for a few days putting my nose to the grindstone, so you haven't been blessed by my sparkling presence. I therefore apologize if you've already seen the above artwork, bu... more
System Shock 2 is one of those games that everyone should get around to playing eventually. It's an eerie and atmospheric first-person shooter with RPG elements that truly was ahead of its time. Some folks like it better... more
Oculus Rift promises a richer, more immersive game experience, so pairing it with the monumental Half-Life 2 is a no brainier, right? Valve's Joe Ludwig has done just that, adding Occulus Rift support to the game.
The Oculus ... more
With the Borderlands 2 season of content coming to an end, Gearbox is releasing one last vault hunter just before the curtains close. Krieg is his name, he loves self-inflicting pain, and the insanity of the psycho enemy... more
There's a little special on Call of Duty: Black Ops II over on Steam where you can play the multiplayer component for free all weekend long. Yup, you have full access and not only that, the game is 33% off on Steam right now.... more
First came Duke Nukem, then came Lo Wang, and now come the reboots. Flying Wild Hog, developer of Hard Reset, annouced it is making a reboot of Shadow Warrior, the offbeat, borderline offensive but all the way awesome Hong Ko... more
As much as I don't like assuming the worst, the continued inclusion of multiplayer components in games that truly don't need them and would be better off concentrating on single-player has given me no alternative. Which is wh... more
It's another Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon live-action parody, and it's just as amazing and cheesy as the other one. Everything about this is wonderful. "I'm just spinning my web, baby."
I really hope the potential sequel has flying cyber shark missiles now.
[Via Sucker Punch] more
Wolfenstein: The New Order was announced only this morning, but game creator Warren Spector has selected it as the ambassador of all he hates in the industry. Questioning the need for its existence, Spector has expressed dism... more
Bethesda Softworks has today announced the latest chapter in the Wolfenstein series, Wolfenstein: The New Order. It's scheduled for Q4 2013, for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and next-gen consoles.
The first-person shooter is bein... more
Irrational Games has teamed up with NECA Toys to produce cute little Songbird plushies. The plushie comes in at 7" tall, has an outstretched wingspan of 14" from tip to tip, and is going for $55.
The design was created by sen... more
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon went from an April Fools joke, to sort-of-kind-of a thing, to a real release. It pretty much came out of nowhere and wowed gamers of all shapes and sizes, which naturally leads to the burning question ... more
Back in the glory days of Futurama came the brilliant "Hell Is Other Robots" episode that saw bender going to Robot Hell after committing some sins. The Robot Devil performs a little musical piece detailing Bender's torture in hell, and YouTuber MisterMulluc beautifully recreates the performance in Team Fortress 2 using the Source Filmmaker.
This is just wonderful. more
Both Gearbox and SEGA have responded to a class action suit that alleges customers were lied to during the development of Aliens: Colonial Marines. Both companies are happy to defend themselves and seem unswayed by the threat... more
Game Update 08 is now live in PlanetSide 2. The update introduces a brand new vehicle called the Harasser Assault Buggy which lets up to three players cruise around on the map. There's a 360 degree turret mounted to the top,... more
Activision announced the next entry in its billion-dollar Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Ghosts, which be showcased in more detail at the next Xbox unveiling on May 21. But there was something missing from that announc... more
If nothing else, the teasers for Call of Duty: Ghosts left almost as quickly as they arrived. Although we now have the official word on this Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and next-generation title from Infinity Ward, there ar... more
A brand new trailer for Insomniac's latest, Fuse, gives us a better look at the upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 title. You've got technology gone wrong in a third-person co-op shooter, with characters with either super red hair or... more
[Update 2: Confirmed!]
[Update 1: GameStop has listed the game, giving it a November 5 release date. They even have preorder bonuses listed!]
Remember those Ghosts we thought we saw? They're real. Ghosts are real. I was in my... more
SEGA and Gearbox have been slapped with a class action suit for Aliens: Colonial Marines, accused of lying about the game to get it sold. It was only a matter of time.
Edelson LLC has taken the case, which alleges that ... more
Gearbox's Duke Nukem Forever may be a let down, but things are looking up with the release of a fan-made mod that recreates Duke Nukem Forever's E3 2001 trailer in the Duke Nukem 3D engine. The results are glorious.
Let me t... more
Composer Grant Kirkhope continues to share his amazing songs from the golden era of Rare. This time it's the Perfect Dark soundtrack, which you can download at whatever price you want, or stream for free on Grant's Bandcamp ... more
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon came completely out of left field and blindsided us all. Jim and I have been powering through the massive wave of 80s and 90s nostalgia this past week, and to help you out, I've written up an Achieveme... more
You are Rex Colt. Part man, part machine, all American. As a Mark IV cyborg on the tail of the maniacal Colonel Sloane, your mission is to destroy the Cyber Soldiers, rip out their Cyber Hearts, avoid Cyber Sharks and stop a ... more
Monetization. It's an ugly word, especially to those aware of its implications. According to an Activision employee resume, it's also coming to Bungie's upcoming shooter, Destiny. You may be feeling a cold shudder running dow... more
The latest trailer for Metro: Last Light is called Redemption, and sees the character Anna talking about protagonist Artyom. Anna is the top sniper of the Spartan Order of Rangers, and daughter of the underground's lead... more
Has Guerrilla Games recovered from the infamous Killzone 2 target render and its inability to live up to those graphics with the finished product? Can the studio ever? Gamers with a grudge never seem to forget. With... more
Dr. Lorenza Colzato at the Leiden University has headed up a study on working memory among gamers and non-gamers. The results were published Psychological Research, and the team put together the video above to spread the wor... more
A little over a month since the launch of Operation 'Zombie Bunker', Nordic and The Farm 51 have launched Hell & Damnation's fourth piece of DLC, which can be downloaded on Steam for £2.99/$3.99/ €3.99.
Every so often, a game comes along that gets attention for its basic mechanic alone. Signal Ops is one of those games, as it is a stealth game that shows the player up to four first-person views of playable characters at the ... more
It's an innocuous enough little blog post -- an article on Battlelog aiming to help Xbox 360 users save space on their hard-drives by deleting obsolete Battlefield 3 update files. Fair enough, right? Wrong!
The otherwis... more
Musician Sarah Schachner did a little arrangement where she covered the Halo, Modern Warfare 2, and Skyrim themes back-to-back. The covers sound wonderful, and it's all even more impressive once you see that Sarah played every instrument herself.
[Via The Awesomer] more
Hey look at that. Developer Bohemia Interactive worked with a fan to produce some player guides. It's like Bohemia actually cares about their players! Seriously, it's awesome to see a studio work so closely with their fans i... more