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Saboteur 'sent out to die,' Pandemic closure was 'right'

It was incredibly surprising to hear that Pandemic -- a studio hard at work on the The Saboteur -- had been eradicated by Electronic Arts during a wave of layoffs. Despite the surprising turn of events, however, a former Pandemic employee b...

 
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Rumor: Pandemic Studios to close soon

If sources have it right, then EA is to make Pandemic Studios no more after this afternoon.According to a Kotaku report, several unnamed sources have said that the studio responsible for Mercenaries and the still-upcoming The Saboteur is to...

 
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New screens for The Saboteur do not have any sex in them

If you thought that Pandemic's The Saboteur was all about brothels and boobs, then you're going to be faintly disappointed, because apparently there's more to it than that. While there's plenty of wartime flesh on display, your main objecti...

 
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Confirmed: The Saboteur can destroy planes, smack Nazis

Our brains are now jammed with thoughts of big October games like Uncharted 2 or Borderlands. And it doesn’t look like November will be easier on ye’ old big pile of pink mush with Left 4 Dead 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ...

 
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Watch The Saboteur's Devlin do things in recent vids

There’s more to The Saboteur than Naahzi killing and color restoration. As an open-world action title, the game’s protagonist, Shaun Devlin, has incredible freedom in his environment. He can interact with people, steal Nazi cost...

 
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The Saboteur smacks a Nazi, rides a train in new screens

Sean Devlin is something of a bruiser. Lacking a symbiote, and to our knowledge, not carrying some sort of mutagenic virus, the protagonist of the The Saboteur has to handle his business with the might of his fists and his flare for the dra...

 
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Today, spies slipped me an unreleased promo trailer that shows off The Sabotuer's pre-order item -- a Nazi dagger -- in action. From GameStop.com: Reserve your copy of The Saboteur today and make your enemies die at...   read

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Pandemic: Everyone should beat The Saboteur for its story

What's worse, a videogame that is so easy it becomes a chore to play, or one that is so cheap, so frustrating, that you never get to see how the narrative plays out? It's a tough call, and one we usually don't have to make if the developers...

 
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GC 09: New The Saboteur trailer is oddly upbeat

For a game that’s supposed to be set in Paris during World War II, where the main character is out for revenge, a trailer using Flogging Molly’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” feels pretty out of place. Thankfully, whoever ...

 
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Pandemic's The Saboteur hits shelves December 8

Electronic Arts has announced that it will ship Pandemic Studios' The Saboteur to retail on December 8, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Taking place during the 1940s Nazi-occupation of France, The Saboteur is unique in both art, gamepl...

 
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The Saboteur’s story takes place during World War II. It’s en vogue to call Pandemic Studio’s choice of time period mundane. There’s some merit to it: after all, we have explored this great confrontati...   read

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The Saboteur's main story will take 12-18 hours to complete

I left The Saboteur E3 2009 demonstration impressed by Pandemic Studios’ commitment to making its open-world action title different. There aren’t any mutants or a twisted protagonist. The city isn’t a wasteland or a knocko...

 
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E3 09: First peek at The Saboteur

The Saboteur looks hot from what we've seen this afternoon. Pandemic's Tom French took the stage today at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater during EA's press conference to show off their latest in a quick real-time demo for attendees.The city se...

 
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E3 09: New The Saboteur screens show the dark side of Paris

Everything is darker in Paris, or at least when the Nazis are around. Unless you consider the glow of their blood on the walls to be brightening. Pandemic's title has been buzzing about the office recently, what with the trailer we saw yest...

 
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The Saboteur is feeling good, proves it in new trailer

Now this, my friends, is how you do a trailer. It's stylish, it's classy, and it features Nazis being thrown off buildings and covering other Nazis in their blood. What more could you need for a successful video? The only thing that could t...

 
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As I mentioned yesterday; I'm back with yet another exciting round of interviews for Pandemic's newest title; The Saboteur. This time we spoke with Tom French in order to discuss the game's plot. Until now, I'm sure ther...   read

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When I first heard of the unique use of color involved with The Saboteur, I kept a keen eye out for an opportunity to sit down with the art director. I got the opportunity to do just that during my last visit to Pandemic Stu...   read

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The Saboteur is looking sexy in these new images

Electronic Arts has revealed some brand new screenshots and artwork for Pandemic-developed Nazi-punching game The Saboteur. Taking the open-world style of game to Nazi-occupied Paris is an interesting idea, and it looks like Pandemic is goi...

 
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'The' added to Pandemic's The Saboteur, site launched

While approving and proofreading last month's exclusive interview with Pandemic's Tom French about their upcoming The Saboteur, I ran into a problem. Wasn't the game just called Saboteur? Where did this "the" come from? And why do...

 
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Star Wars Battlefront III not at Pandemic

"As of right now I can say Battlefront III is not currently at Pandemic,” wrote a Pandemic representative on the studio’s official message board. “While I know the title seems to be up in the air from all the buzz aro...

 
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Rumortoid: Pandemic still has Battlefront, Rebellion worked on PS2 version

If you’re keeping track -- I’m not sure how you are -- Star Wars: Battlefront III might have changed hands several times. Initially, it was Free Radical’s game. The leaked alpha footage from last week (literally) had their...

 
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Free Mercenaries 2 'Blow it up Again' DLC is all about explosions, patriotism

[video]114547:871[/video]Mercenaries 2: World in Flames was fun while it lasted, but after I beat the final mission and completed virtually every optional quest, I let the game sit on my shelf, permanently. But now that free downloadable co...

 
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Sequels "R" Us: EA says Mercenaries 3 is in the works

Not to outweigh the announcement that sequels are coming for Dead Space, Army of Two, and Battlefield: Bad Company, we are now being told that Pandemic is going to be making a third entry in the Mercenaries series."There will be a Merc...

 
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Cheats, more playable characters, and cross-region co-op headed to Mercs 2

After doing practically everything there is to do in Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, I put the game back on my shelf and started on a different game. But as I was beating the last few missions, I thought to myself, "Man, if only they h...

 
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Nab a Mercenaries 2 achievement by playing with Pandemic starting this Friday

One of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' achievements calls for players to hook up with a Pandemic developer in an online co-op session. Although the achievement spreads virally like an STD -- if someone has played with a dev before, they can...

 
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There I am, pointing my laser pointing device to signal where the Nuke should be dropped. I'm pretty close to my intended target to the point that I start to worry about getting hurt from the Nuke's blast. But then I remember...   read

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Don't like in-game ads? Mercenaries 2 lets you blow that sh*t up

I don’t really have a problem with advertisements and product placements showing up in something like a free, browser-based game. I only tend to play them a few times anyway, so the ads don’t normally have a chance to get on my ...

 
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If this Mercenaries 2 video doesn't sell you on the game, nothing will

If this latest video for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is anything to go by, Pandemic's decision to delay the game was a brilliant one. Hit the play button to catch a glimpse of the fun to be had in Mercenaries 2 as lead designer Scott War...

 
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Mercenaries 2 catches the Duke Nukem Forever virus, gets delayed even further

If you're as anxious to play Mercenaries 2: World In Flames as I am, this news is going to sting badly: the game has been officially delayed again. Shacknews has gotten word straight from EA that we won't be able to get our hands on Mercena...

 
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EA acquires Bioware and Pandemic Studios

EA announced today that it has successfully gobbled up both Bioware Corp. and Pandemic Studios as part of its balanced breakfast, as the company has completed its acquisition of VG Holding Corp. EA Games label president Frank Gibeau will be...

 

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