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Is it wrong I want to drink a can of Overcharge?
CONTEST OVER. Winners will be announced soon, via PM and then listed here.   Thanks to the amazing Courtney, as well as the fine folks at Microsoft and Insomniac, we have two copies of Sunset Overdrive to give away. Not ... read feature

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Insomniac Games

Slow Down, Bull is a strange one for Insomniac Games


It's on Steam, for starters
Apr 20
When I think of Insomniac Games, a few titles come to mind: Ratchet and Clank, Spyro the (pre-Skylanders) Dragon, and Sunset Overdrive. The studio's new game, Slow Down, Bull, is not like those -- it's a smaller project for S... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive gets a permanent price drop, trades freaks for robots


Now $39.99
Apr 01
There's a lot of activity in Sunset City despite the fact that the town is a shell of what it once was. Those over-caffeinated freaks flood the streets, and there's one guy bouncing about like he's the one with 15 too many R... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive bounces to a filthy oil rig for first DLC


The Mystery of the Mooil Rig
Dec 09
Insomniac Games has detailed Sunset Overdrive's first add-on, and there are some pronunciation problems clouding up the reveal. The Mystery of Mooil Rig is the name, and how would one go about saying that? "Moy-il?" "Mo... read
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Sunset Overdrive trial

Gold subscribers can play Sunset Overdrive for free tomorrow


FYI: The game is 23.17 GB
Nov 21
So here's a cool thing: Microsoft and Insomniac are opening up Sunset Overdrive for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for 24 hours. The punk-rock shooter will be free to play -- the whole game, including co-op -- from 12:01am Easter... read
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This game has a goat-head codpiece in it, 'nuff said
After booting the game up, it's apparent that Sunset Overdrive is the result of Insomniac Games going back to its roots. Before the developer was called upon to release the shades-of-brown-tinted Resistance and... read feature

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Has my hype train derailed?
Sunset Overdrive was one of the most exciting announcements to come out of E3 2013, and since then, I've had numerous people say it looks like a game made just for me. For whatever reason, I didn't get a chance to check it ou... read feature

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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive shows how live-action trailers should be done


It's mockumentary time
Sep 22
Live-action trailers for videogames can be entirely hit or miss. It's to the point where I'm usually curious to check them out even if I have little if any interest in the source material. Will they be awesome, or a total tr... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive is getting two campaign add-ons


Season pass details
Sep 09
I'm not in the market for season passes, but I still like to look just to see what DLC is lined up. In the case of Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac plans to release two campaign add-ons with "new locations to explore, stories to e... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive behind the scenes video tells us what we already know


In a way that's definitely not at all grating
Aug 26
If you're new to this or simply need a refresher course, this Sunset Overdrive video should get you up to speed on all the points that Insomniac Games is looking to hit with its quirky, open-world shooter. Constant move... read
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Just stop for a second
Go, go, go. Always on the move. That's all that we've seen of Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive since its initial 2013 reveal. Seriously, think back. Do you remember seeing any footage of the game where the oddball prota... read feature

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Sunset Overdrive gamescom

Soda scientist shows off Sunset Overdrive mutants and robots


Still so much better without the default lead
Aug 12
There was a surprising amount of brand new stuff out of gamescom (thanks, Sony!), but let's not forget Sunset Overdrive is coming out October 28. It's pretty fun, though I've only messed with the multiplayer.  read
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White Xbox One

White hot! Microsoft confirms Sunset Overdrive white Xbox One bundle


Try to conceal your disbelief
Aug 12
Microsoft's finally confirmed one of the worst-kept recent rumors in the videogame industry. Sunset Overdrive's getting a console bundle with that flashy white Xbox One. The bundle is expected to release right alongside Sunse... read
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Also, it has been determined that it is a silly game.
As we recently learned, Sunset Overdrive lets players protect their genitals with the head of a green kangaroo, which is a very silly idea. But is that silly enough, in this post-Saints Row world? The answer is "who cares?" because there are also Hawaiian Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts are my jam. read feature

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Sunset Overdrive

You can wear a kangaroo codpiece in Sunset Overdrive


Strap one on, it's time to jam!
Jul 25
For San Diego Comic-Con, Insomniac Games is talking up character customization in Sunset Overdrive and the clothing options range from "traditional" to "out there" -- way, way out there. Interestingly, these vanity items don... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive gets the Mondo poster treatment


Job well done
Jul 16
Mondo has come out with some of the coolest movie posters in recent times. I've yet to get one, and not for lack of trying. Now, it seems videogames are on the table for the company -- I sense more pain from missed limited-ed... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive's opening cinematic is a staunch reminder that energy drinks are bad


Wimmy wham wham wozzle!
Jul 07
Hey local teens, think life is all about cool dance festivals and energy drinks? Wrong. It's not, and you better get on track or your existence will become one of two things. Best case scenario is you become The Original Par... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive's Chaos Squad looks like more fun than just a horde mode


You do a lot more moving
Jul 02
I hadn't really paid a ton of attention to Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer component. I figured it was just another co-operative experience where you hole up and fight off some baddies with your buddies. Rah rah, we've been h... read
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Insomniac's new game

Insomniac experiments with open development on Slow Down, Bull


Inspired by indies like Double Fine
Jun 25
Insomniac may have had some big publisher backing over the years, but it considers itself to be indie at its core. That's why for its next game, Insomniac's going to experiment with an open development process, much like othe... read
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Sunset Overdrive

In a show of unity, Sunset Overdrive lets you be a female assassin


You might say it's in Insomniac's creed...also, traps
Jun 20
I enjoyed messing with Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer mode at E3, partly because you could play as a beefy Middle Eastern man in a skirt or a tiny woman with bunny ears. Anyone other than Sunset's 'in your face' punk protago... read
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And then he said, that's not my podiatrist, that's my mother!
You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click.  Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full o... read feature

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Not so much loving its 'in your face' lead
As much as I like Sunset Overdrive's mix of Jet Set and Ratchet and Clank, I'm less in love with the insufferable punk aesthetic its sleeveless jean jacket wearing lead puts forth. Just because you pin cloth to your jean jack... read feature

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Be The Hero! Again
They gotcha, right? "Oh no, another cover-based shooter!" Nope, it's Sunset Overdrive which seems to be the antithesis of the dull drab shooters we're sadly used to. Presented by Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac games... read feature

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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive's getting crazy with eight-player co-op


Hope you have friends
Jun 09
Sunset Overdrive is one of the titles that Microsoft is depending on to bring an injection of charisma and zaniness to Xbox One later this year. Insomniac's colorful open-world shooter looks as if it hinges upon being a... read
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Internal game jam helped make Sunset Overdrive not boring


Plus some new footage
Jun 05
E3 is next week and we're finally going to get our hands all over Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. The latest episode of the Sunset TV show focuses on the early stages of the game, detailing how an internal game jam helped give... read
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Microsoft will have Sunset Overdrive playable to the public during E3


You can also win a ticket into the press conference
May 31
In addition to the usual show floor booths and Day 0 press conference, Microsoft will be holding a series of events to allow the general public a chance to be a part of the action. You can get a full list here, but the m... read
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Sunset Overdrive weapons

Sunset Overdrive has a ricocheting record gun, TNT teddy bear


There's the Insomniac I know and love
May 30
Man, it's nice to see Insomniac able to make fun weapons again. With yesterday's news of the Ratchet and Clank trilogy coming to Vita, I have an urge to play Ratchet and Clank. Sunset Overdrive, with its weapons and movement, seems like it'd satisfy my Ratchet urge and Jet Set urge at the same time. Too bad I need an Xbox One. read
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Amplitude Kickstarter

Insomniac supports Harmonix by pledging $7,500 to Amplitude Kickstarter


But there's still a long way to go
May 20
With only a few days left in Harmonix's Kickstarter for a remake of Amplitude, fellow developer Insomniac Games made a sizable contribution. The $775,000 asking price is now $7,500 closer to its goal. Insomniac cites being a... read
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Today, Max's shirt is peach-colored.
It’s been quite a busy week of news, and here’s Max to shout moistly about it. Gamers who are short a hundred bucks got some great news this morning with the announcement of an Xbox One sans Kinect, for a somewh... read feature

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Okay Sunset Overdrive, you have my attention


Please be good please be good please be good
May 13
So I probably was the only one on this planet that wasn't hyped on Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. Last time I got excited for one of their games, well, you know what happened. Of course it's obvious Insomniac learned from the... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive will have online co-op


Campaign not playable with others
May 13
Sunset Overdrive is coming later this year on the Xbox One, and we've been getting a ton of details in the past week. Insomniac Games has spilled the beans on multiplayer, noting that although the campaign will not be playabl... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac didn't play it safe with the Sunset Overdrive box art


And it's all the better for it
May 09
This week was the big blowout for Sunset Overdrive, the next game from Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac and one of the major Xbox One exclusives at this point in time. Given Sunset's colorful nature and the studio's co... read






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