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Champions Online devs to reveal new MMO this summer


May 06
// Brad Nicholson
Not losing steam after the Champions Online Xbox 360 cancellation, Cryptic Studios has plans to reveals its third MMO soon -- as in, this summer soon. "I can't speak to the specifics of what we're doing," Cryptic's Bill Roper...
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Two Capcom-published games hit the App Store


May 04
// Brad Nicholson
Publisher Capcom has two fresh games available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch: Dark Void Zero and Hatchlings.In a recent press release, Capcom celebrated the fact that both titles are using Aurora Feint's OpenFeint tech, which in a nutshell, allows for leaderboards and an Xbox LIVE-like Achievement system.
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Telltale offers up spectacular Monkey Island bundle


May 04
// Brad Nicholson
For this week only, developer Telltale Games is offering the full season of its Tales of Monkey Island series and Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for 20 bucks.Why both games -- the latter developed internally by Luca...
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The Force Unleashed II set for an October 26th release


May 04
// Brad Nicholson
The follow-up to The Force Unleashed, LucasArts' The Force Unleashed II, will be released on October 26th, 2010.In a recent official Facebook page update, the creator of the series delivered the release date directly to some ...
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Dragon Age: Origins mystery DLC dated and priced


May 04
// Brad Nicholson
A new piece of downloadable content for BioWare's fantasy action RPG Dragon Age: Origins, dubbed "Darkspawn Chronicles," is slated for release on May 18th at 400 Microsoft Points.This is according to Microsoft's latest Xbox L...
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Blaz Blue Continuum Shift: Yep, there's a stick for that


Apr 30
// Brad Nicholson
Mad Catz is continuing with its agenda to put out a stick for every fighting game under the sun. Earlier this month we got our hands on sexier, slimmer Super Street Fighter 4 sticks. In June, we'll be able to get down with so...
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Just Cause 2's Air Propulsion Gun is f'ing metal


Apr 30
// Brad Nicholson
Forget about Just Cause 2? This trailer might open your eyes to it again. Avalanche has been releasing DLC packs for the game that add in a variety of insane gadgets and vehicles, all of which are shown in context in the abo...
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'Bleed out' in L4D2 this weekend with Valve


Apr 30
// Brad Nicholson
On top of busting out the new "talking" Boomer plush toy, the Left 4 Dead 2 blog team also announced this week's Mutation: Bleed Out. According to the post, this mode essentially turns the survivors into milk jug with tiny ho...
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Puzzle Quest 2 training app hits Facebook


Apr 29
// Brad Nicholson
A game that will likely never deny a platform, Puzzle Quest 2, is making its quasi-debut on Facebook as a social game. The app, which is in open beta, is called Mage Trainer. And just like it sounds, the intent of the game is...
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Here's your Japanese SSFIV costume DLC schedule


Apr 29
// Brad Nicholson
Capcom apparently lifted the DLC release date curtain for Japanese owners of Super Street Fighter 4 interested in costume packs. Eventhubs has obtained a fairly complete release date schedule for this version of the fighter, ...
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Bethesda announces its new digs in Germany and France


Apr 29
// Brad Nicholson
Bethesda Softworks has announced that it has expanded its "global operations" this afternoon. The studio responsible for Oblivion, Fallout 3, and is rumored to be working on an Elder Scrolls MMO, has opened offices in two Eur...
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New maps hit Command & Conquer 4


Apr 29
// Brad Nicholson
EA's Command & Conquer 4 now offers just a tad more content. The crew behind the new-fangled RTS recently busted out Patch 1.03, adding three new 5v5-ready multiplayer maps on top of several bug fixes. Those curious about...
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Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition hits XBLA on May 5th


Apr 28
// Brad Nicholson
Atlus Inc was able to nail down a release date for the XBLA launch of Zeno Clash, the visually inspired (and spectacularly odd) first-person brawler. The publisher announced this afternoon that the game would hit the service ...
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Fatshark continues to tweak Lead and Gold PC


Apr 28
// Brad Nicholson
It appears as if at least one dude at Fatshark Games isn't cozying up with a warm blanket on a beautiful beach after the successful PC release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. According to a recent PR blast, Fatshark...
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'Latest' batch of Game Room games hit with delay


Apr 28
// Brad Nicholson
Microsoft's European Xbox LIVE dude Daniel Mahrer (think Major Nelson with an accent) used his Twitter account this afternoon to drop some bad news: the "latest batch" of Game Room games has been slapped with a delay "until f...
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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter hits PC


Apr 28
// Brad Nicholson
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, the second facelift for the classic run-pray-and-spray series, is now available as a PC download according to Croteam.Like the first revitalization, Second Encounter boasts new secrets to...
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US black Wii bundle GameStop poster revealed


Apr 28
// Brad Nicholson
Terry Goodkind's hardest witch, a swell gal named Nicci, always wears black because she doesn't understand the point of life beyond suffering. We're not sure what kind of statement Nintendo is making with its black Wii, but a...
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Video: Oh, so this is how you play Plants vs. Zombies HD


Apr 26
// Brad Nicholson
Who knew Bill, Jan, and son were monsters of the Cupertino touch board? In this latest little trailer put out by the Plants vs. Zombies HD crew, the crew shows us that it's possible to play the game with eleven finge...
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Monkey Island: SE 2 commentators revealed


Apr 26
// Brad Nicholson
Long ago, at the San Francisco reveal event for Monkey Island: Special Edition 2, it was announced that the follow-up special edition would feature new Guybrush hair and developer-led commentary. Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer ...
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A lot of people didn't want seconds of Madden 10 online


Apr 26
// Brad Nicholson
Madden 09 had its share of online exploits. Its follow-up Madden 10, a near overhaul of the series, featured far less. But it didn't stop over a quarter of a million people from checking out the online component once and neve...
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Settle down, boy: New Red Dead online images appear


Apr 26
// Brad Nicholson
Red Dead Redemption's online component has managed to lasso quite a bit of buzz since its initial reveal. And we don't disagree with the positive sentiment for the open-world action title -- the promise of ambient challenges ...
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Download this: Steam UI update released


Apr 26
// Brad Nicholson
The big fat Steam UI update that some of you have been beta testing was released this afternoon. After clicking "Check for Steam client updates," prepare to experience an "overhauled," streamlined interface that adds more soc...
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Age of Conan's 'Rise of the Godslayer' expansion dated


Apr 23
// Brad Nicholson
Still playing Age of Conan, Funcom's Conan MMO? Great, OK, know this: the launch date of the prequel expansion, "Rise of the Godslayer," has been confirmed as May 11th. It will be available as a retail package as well as a do...
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Some possible Left 4 Dead 2 Mutation names revealed


Apr 23
// Brad Nicholson
To an outsider, the most interesting online addition to Left 4 Dead 2 in a post-"The Passing" DLC environment are Mutations. Delivered to servers weekly, these are essentially new game modes that alter the player experiences ...
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The Madden 11 demo will feature the Jets vs. Colts


Apr 23
// Brad Nicholson
Drew Brees may have been pretty enough for fans to make him the cover athlete of Madden 11, but he and his team didn't put on a big enough show in the Superbowl for the Saints to be chosen to be represented in the game's demo...
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Final Fight: Double Impact PSN protected by DRM


Apr 23
// Brad Nicholson
There's a reason you can't play the PSN version of Final Fight: Double Impact without an active Internet connection. It's protected by DRM.Confused owners of the HD remake have been reporting that it is impossible to play the...
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Metroid: Other M and Sin & Punishment see delays


Apr 23
// Brad Nicholson
Feel free to cancel those June poop-socking plans, Nintendo fans. The publisher has announced that two key June releases have been pushed back. The Treasure-developed rail shooter Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is now s...
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New StarCraft 2 content patch adds Galaxy Map Editor


Apr 22
// Brad Nicholson
The much-anticipated StarCraft 2 "April Content Patch" is now available for those currently getting rocked by superior life forms in the game's beta. As expected, the patch ushers in the Galaxy Map Editor, but it also brings ...
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Message on a wall: Frank West's words spotted in L4D2 DLC


Apr 22
// Brad Nicholson
Ordered Sam & Max during its first week? Enjoy some Sam & Max themed content in Valve's Team Fortress 2. Buy Left 4 Dead 2's "The Passing" DLC? Enjoy a message from Dead Rising's lead zombie smasher Frank West -- free...
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Microsoft clears the free release of Mechwarrior 4


Apr 22
// Brad Nicholson
Microsoft Legal has given the "OK" for MekTek Studios to release a free version of Mechwarrior 4. In a recent announcement, the studio said the permission to launch couldn't have "come at a better time" considering the Mechwa...

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