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11:00 AM on 06.13.2014

We saw Crackdown for Xbox One earlier this year as a tech demo

Microsoft unveiled a new Crackdown project this year at E3, but apparently we've already seen the game in action. Back in April, Microsoft held a small conference at San Francisco and showed off its cloud processing technolo...

Chris Carter


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6:30 PM on 06.10.2014

Xbox exec: New Crackdown will be a showcase for evolution of cloud power

Microsoft's long sang the praises of the power of the cloud, especially with regard to Xbox One. One of the games announced yesterday during the Xbox press conference may be a shining example of what the cloud can do. Today,...

Brett Makedonski



Crackdown is coming back on Xbox One photo
Crackdown is coming back on Xbox One
by Kyle MacGregor

Crackdown is back, series director and Cloudgine co-founder Dave Jones revealed at Microsoft's E3 presser. A new title in the open world shooter franchise is targeting a 2015 launch on Xbox One.

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6:00 AM on 01.30.2014

White Xbox One coming this year, update coming this March

I don't want an Xbox One, but if I did, I'd want One in white. An anonymous NeoGAF poster let loose a flood of leaks, including word that October would see a white Xbox One bundled with Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. A 1TB con...

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 11.21.2013

The Crackdown 2 devs are working on a next-gen project

The developer of Crackdown 2, Ruffian Games, is evidently working on a "next-gen console project" due in 2014. The news comes by way of the Scottish Games Network, which has a posting for a "large project" in need of two prog...

Chris Carter



Crackdown, Dead Rising 2, and Case Zero free on Xbox Live photo
Crackdown, Dead Rising 2, and Case Zero free on Xbox Live
by Jordan Devore

With July nearly over, it's time for the next set of free Xbox Live games to be swapped in. Following Assassin's Creed II, the Games With Gold titles are Crackdown on August 1, and Dead Rising: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2 on August 16.

While it's a bit dated now, Crackdown was one of the early reasons to own an Xbox 360 and it's very much worth checking out today. Just be ready to start picturing the game's orbs in real life after a while. As for Dead Rising 2, yeah, of course -- grab it!

Interestingly, I never really got into the original Dead Rising until I played Case Zero on a whim. This bit of prologue content was a great way to break into the series' time-based structure in a low-risk environment, and it got me to both enjoy the sequel and go back to give the first game a proper chance. Highly recommended if you've been in a similar situation.

Games with Gold for August: Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 & DR2: Case Zero [Major Nelson]

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11:30 AM on 06.26.2013

'I don't think Crackdown is dead at all,' says Spencer

Continuing in line with previous comments about open-world franchise Crackdown returning with the right team and time, Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer has again professed love for the property. "[It's] o...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 06.18.2013

Microsoft: Crackdown might return when the time is right

Microsoft's E3 came and went without any mention of Crackdown, a franchise that many thought might return to help bolster the Xbox One's software lineup. It looks somewhat likely that there may be some hope for future install...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 09.04.2010

PSA: Crackdown 2 'Toy Box' content no longer borked

Yesterday we told you that the "Toy Box" downloadable content for Crackdown 2 was totally broken and not to buy. Today we say, go right ahead. According to the game's developer, Ruffian Games, everything is all better now. It...

Nick Chester

7:30 PM on 09.03.2010

Crackdown 2 DLC is broken, don't buy it

Ruffian Games has given players another reason not to play Crackdown 2 today, as its just-released DLC pack, the Toy Box add-on, seems to only take things away from the game. Namely, its ability to function. Ruffian has ...

Andrew Kauz

7:00 PM on 09.02.2010

Crackdown 2's Toy Box DLC is out now!

 Crackdown 2 may have proven rather divisive with the critics and gamers alike, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft and Ruffian Games from releasing some new toys for those who enjoyed their second stint in Pacific Cit...

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12:20 PM on 08.23.2010

Crackdown 2 to get Toy Box DLC, paid upgrade

Two new DLC bits are coming to Crackdown 2 to keep it fresh for you. It starts off with a freebie called the Toy Box. It includes lots of things to pull out and have fun with, like God Mode, Infinite Ammo, weapons, gadgets, t...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 07.06.2010

Crackdown 2 paid DLC revealed

Crackdown 2 was released yesterday, and those who bothered to check out the game's Avatar Awards will have discovered that plans are already in place for premium DLC. This content will be required in order to unlock certain A...

Jim Sterling



Review: Crackdown 2 photo
Review: Crackdown 2
by Jim Sterling

Gamers have been begging for a sequel to Crackdown for years. The original game, developed by Realtime Worlds, became a cult hit due to its surprising and empowering gameplay, not to mention the fact that it came packed with a beta code for Halo 3. Whether it was the former or the latter that led to Crackdown's success is up for debate, but whatever the reason, people loved Crackdown and the announcement of the sequel was cause for celebration. 

Now, after an eternity of waiting, we have Crackdown 2. Now developed by Ruffian Games, this game aims to reproduce the exact same experience as its predecessor, only with more of everything. However, has it "ain't broke, don't fix" approach been a boon or a curse? Just how far can a game provide "more of the same" before it feels like an unnecessary title? What's the difference between a similar experience and a straight up carbon copy?

Crackdown 2, to its discredit, answers all these questions, while leaving one completely unanswered -- exactly what has Ruffian been doing with itself for the past twelve months?

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12:00 PM on 07.02.2010

Crackdown 2 demo now harder than it was yesterday

By now, you should have already downloaded the Crackdown 2 demo if you have an Xbox 360. Agents, we need all of the help we can out there on the field. Agility orbs need to get collected, freaks need to get shot, zones need b...

Nick Chester

8:00 AM on 07.02.2010

Crackdown Agent playable in Perfect Dark XBLA

Rare has announced that Perfect Dark XBLA will be hopping aboard the Crackdown train with a new playable character. Agent 4 will be available for free to anybody who has a Crackdown 2 save file on their 360's hard-drive. Pefe...

Jim Sterling