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11:40 AM on 03.22.2011

Quantic Dream's next game may be called Fiv5

David "I won some BAFTAs and now I know everything" Cage may be working on a game called Fiv5, if various domain registrations and online profiles are anything to be believed.  Two URLS -- playseries.net and fiv5.net -- ...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 01.28.2011

Nintendo announces Pandora's Tower, doesn't tell us much

Nintendo's announced a new game for Wii in Japan, and it's called (roughly translated) Pandora's Tower: Until I'm By Your Side Again. Prepare yourselves for the flood of Pandora's Tower info I'm about to dump on you. Ready? I...

Nick Chester

6:00 PM on 12.05.2010

Renegade Kid set to reveal next game; we have a secret!

Renegade Kid, developer of fine Nintendo DS titles like Dementium and Moon, will reveal its new game tomorrow. Studio co-founder Jools Watsham has even been dropping hints on the next title all over his Twitter account. Here'...

Nick Chester

4:40 PM on 11.29.2010

'Murder Your Maker' VGA teaser rumored to be Prototype 2

As we slowly trudge our way toward the Spike Video Game Awards, incessant speculation and rudderless gossip runs rampant. The latest biggie is the appearance of a "Murder Your Maker" teaser site featuring the back o...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 10.06.2010

Platinum Games working on unannounced multiplayer game

Platinum Games, the studio behind madcap violence fests MadWorld, Bayonetta and Vanquish, is making a rare venture into the realm of multiplayer on its next project.  "We haven’t officially announced it yet, but we...

Jim Sterling

3:30 AM on 08.19.2010

Shank music now online, alternate costumes revealed

A couple of weeks ago, Klei Entertainment offered up the complete soundtrack for their upcoming game Shank provided they could get 1,500 people to like their Facebook page. While the goal was almost instantly met, the re...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 PM on 06.23.2010

Former Pandemic, Obsidian folks working on 'Necromancer'?

Earlier this year, Calabasas, California developer Killspace Entertainment opened its doors. Made up of former employees of high profile studios like Pandemic, Obsidian, Red 5, and Electronic Arts, its website is currently up...

Nick Chester





4:00 AM on 06.13.2010

E3 10: Kojima teases, food chopped, secrets secreted

The fine folks at Kojima Productions are at it again. They love to tease, and their most recent tease, which is counting down to E3, is possibly the strangest yet. If you head over here you'll see a bunch of images of food an...

Matthew Razak

10:20 AM on 06.11.2010

A mysterious ION-branded controller appears!

What's this? Some kind of videogame controller from ION Audio? Received from an anonymous source, we've been able to find no information on this ION "Total Control" (which appears to be a game controller/keyboard/mouse hybrid...

Nick Chester

7:00 AM on 06.11.2010

Itagaki's next game revealed tonight on GameTrailers TV

There have been some murmurings regarding a game reveal coming at the tail end of tonight's GameTrailers TV Pre-E3 special on Spike. We'd heard that the announcement would be from a "legendary" figure within the games industr...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 AM on 06.10.2010

Sherlock Holmes DS website opens

Focus Home Interactive has just launched a website for their upcoming DS title, Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House. I honestly only went and checked it out because the last time I played a Sherlock Holmes game o...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 AM on 06.07.2010

Hideo Kojima and Square Enix are up to shenanigans

We heard a couple months back that Kojima and Square Enix were working on some things together relating to Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Specifically, the RPG mammoth is producing toys based on the characters and mechs in t...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:30 PM on 03.29.2010

Action RPG from Square Enix hitting JP PSN 'soon'

Square Enix are being dirty teases lately. Hot off the heels of hinting at a digital release for Final Fantasy IX, the venerable Japanese publisher has just revealed that the Japanese PSN is getting its hands on an action RPG...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 03.19.2010

Ubi publishing Little Big Adventure creator's latest game

Frédérick Raynal is a name that some old school gamers may know. He is, after all, the man who created survival horror catalyst Alone in the Dark and cult classic Little Big Adventure. The French developer is wo...

Jim Sterling



A good old English murder with Blue Toad Murder Files photo
A good old English murder with Blue Toad Murder Files
by Ben Perlee

There is something to be said about a good old murder mystery. I'm not just talking about those dark and miserable murder stories that can be seen on television any day. Rather, I'm talking about those light stories your grandma used to read. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, for example, will go down in history as a fantastic detective, just a quirky old English woman. 

As a matter of fact, there really isn't any videogames based upon this style of story, the “ye old English country village with dasterdly murders afoot”. That, I suppose, is where Blue Toad Murder Files comes in. A six-part episodic murder mystery game coming to PSN from the team behind the Buzz line of games, wrapped up in a delightful bumbling English village of Little Riddle and bristling with English stereotypes (you better know your “plaster” from “bandage”), Blue Toad Murder Files looks like there could be a lot of fun here. 

Follow the jump for my hands-on through the first episode.

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10:30 PM on 02.06.2010

Here comes the new Pokemon...

We've known for a little while that an all new Pokemon game is in the works, but that could mean a million different things. It could be a puzzle game, a Wii spin-off with Nintendo 64 quality graphics, or any number of other ...

Jonathan Holmes