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// When Pandemic closed up shop last year, it was in the middle of developing the third game in its open-world Mercenaries games for Electronic Arts. The game was called Mercenaries 3: No Limits, and this video (obtained b...
Who says that being laid off can't be fun? Four victims of Electronic Arts' Pandemic closure created their own studio -- suitably named Downsized Games -- and have taken to that most lucrative of ventures, iPhone game develop...
It didn’t take long for an ex-Pandemic Studios staffer to leak an unannounced project after EA handed out pink slips. Our first glimpse of Mercs Inc. followed news of the closure, but to our surprise, it was later confi...
Sure, the structures in The Saboteur burst into chunks when RDX (remote TNT) is applied, but does one of the most common farm flesh-bags react the same way?The answer is yes.In the latest Electronic Arts podcast, EA.com&rsqu...


Ubisoft's not the only publisher who can bring its games (Assassin's Creed 2) to life. Electronic Arts has just released two live action videos set in the world of Pandemic's The Saboteur.  Both spots are surprisingly h...
You’ve watched delicate dancers gyrate with bouncing breasts exposed, now consider watching nine more minutes captured from the opening of Pandemic’s The Saboteur, the studio’s last release before EA closed...
With the death of Pandemic and Electronic Arts not exactly putting its marketing weight behind the thing, a sequel for The Saboteur seems unlikely. Nevertheless, EA has said that a sequel could come ... provided enough people...
World War II games are a penny a dozen, having earned a reputation as one of the most overused settings in videogame history. Likewise, the open world genre has been exploited so often and so shamelessly that the whole idea o...
Since neither The Lord of the Rings: Conquest or Mercenaries 2: World in Flames were met with warm reception, the Internet seems to have collectively decided that the widespread layoffs at Pandemic and integration into EALA w...
The Saboteur released in the UK today, and those who purchase the game brand new are in for a sordid treat. Pandemic's last hurrah is getting launch DLC known as "The Midnight Show" that will allow players to toggle nudity on...
The pain of Pandemic Studio's closure is starting to intensify, now that footage of a canceled project has reared its head. It's a multiplayer-only game called Mercenaries Incorporated, and it looks rather cool. Thank goodnes...
With the closing of Pandemic Studios, maker of Mercenaries and The Saboteur, and most of its staff now out of a job, things have been looking gloomy. But during such a sad time, you've always got to look on the brighter side...
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 Pand...
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...
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, yo...
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: ...
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, ...
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 fl...
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...
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...
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. Thank...
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 b...
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...
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 wastel...
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 attend...
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 trai...
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 thi...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 f...
"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 a...
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 (liter...
[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 ...
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...
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,...
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 b...
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...
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 chanc...
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 des...