Quantcast




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


    New     trending       featured       controversial       weirdest       by author       freebies       |       following



10:00 PM on 05.13.2014

You should consider getting Desktop Dungeons at half price

My original intention was to inform you that Desktop Dungeons is $7.49 this week on Steam until Friday morning, and that you should play it because it's real good. Hard as hell, but good. That was until I noticed another game...

Jordan Devore


Advertisement:

Terra Battle launches on October 9th

Terra Battle, the highly anticipated RPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi, launches worldwide on October 9th. Find out more






Can Battlefield 4's narrative be relevant after Spec Ops? photo
Can Battlefield 4's narrative be relevant after Spec Ops?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In lieu of partying or whatever it is college kids are supposed to be doing, I decided that my number one priority this spring break would be to to replay Spec Ops: The Line. I joined the Spec Ops party a bit late, but the narrative really struck me in a way that few videogame stories have, and I have been slightly obsessed with it ever since.

So, with Brendan Keogh's 50,000 word analysis Killing is Harmless by my side, I went through it again. And it's even more interesting the second time, with its critique of the player, videogames, and military shooters in particular. If you haven't done that, I highly recommend it.

Ever since I first played Spec Ops, I've wondered whether or not it would influence future games and how it would do so. But since Spec Ops's release, there really haven't been any notable modern military games (Warfighter doesn't count). It turns out that Battlefield 4 will be the first. When I first saw that gameplay had been revealed, I was intrigued. When I read that DICE wanted "players to have a very emotional connection with the story and setting they're presenting," I was ecstatic. In my mind, this meant that the team had played Spec Ops, analyzed Spec Ops, and learned from Spec Ops. The game wouldn't be as soul-crushingly pessimistic (not a bad thing), but it would be a step ahead of the general military game narrative. So I went into the 17-minute long demo of Battlefield 4 excited, with Spec Ops's lessons fresh in my mind. 

Meh.

view full story + comments


10:00 PM on 03.14.2013

Spec Ops developer licenses Unreal Engine 4 for next game

Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager today announced their licensing of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, making them the first independent studio to do so in Europe. Yager will utilize the new engine on their next project, "a ...

Keith Swiader



Spec Ops, Joe Danger 2, & more now free to PS Plus users photo
Spec Ops, Joe Danger 2, & more now free to PS Plus users
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

PlayStation Plus subscribers just got a buttload of games thrown at them with this weeks months additions to the service. Spec Ops: The Line, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, and The Cave are all now free to play on the PlayStation 3.

Over on the PlayStation Vita side, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention and Tekken 6 are now available to handheld owners, with Tekken 6 also free to download on the PlayStation Portable. Remember that thing? The PSP? Sup Marcus!?

With new additions to Plus means some prior titles will be on their way out. This is your last month to check out Guardians of Middle Earth, Quantum Conundrum, Dungeon Defenders, Fooseball 2012 (Vita), and Plants Vs Zombies for free. Each game will be leaving the service on specific dates detailed over on the PlayStation Blog.

PlayStation Plus March Update: Spec Ops: The Line Free for Members [PlayStation Blog]

view full story + comments




Yager adds free co-op mode to Spec Ops: The Line photo
Yager adds free co-op mode to Spec Ops: The Line
by Jordan Devore

It was always the narrative of Spec Ops: The Line that seemed most intriguing, though admittedly even that wasn't convincing enough for me -- not at $59.99, anyway. Even still, it's admirable of developer Yager to put out a cooperative multiplayer mode for free across all versions of the game.

Playable with a single friend, the new co-op mode includes four objective-based missions that span different environments and characters. In addition to worrying about the obligatory waves of enemies that will come your way, there's also sandstorms to watch out for. Y'know, Dubai and all.

For those of you who do own Spec Ops: The Line, is this stuff worth booting up your copy to try out?

view full story + comments


6:30 PM on 08.13.2012

Spec Ops dev laments poor sales, moves on to new project

"To be honest, it doesn't look too great." After a post-mortem presentation at GDC Europe, Spec Ops: The Line design lead Jorg Friedrich spoke to Joystiq about the underwhelming sales of Yager's debut and the developer's futu...

Allistair Pinsof

1:15 PM on 07.02.2012

Amazon PC game sale discounts Max Payne 3, Spec Ops, more

Ahead of the impending Steam summer sale, Amazon has gone ahead with a digital PC game sale of its own. The discounts will be happening throughout the rest of this month, so pace yourself. Highlights for the time being include Max Payne 3 ($29.99), Spec Ops: The Line ($24.99), Syndicate ($14.99), The Darkness II ($12.49), Crusader Kings II ($9.99), and a bunch more. I fear for my bank account.

Jordan Devore

8:45 PM on 06.27.2012

The DTOID Show: Dawnguard, TF2, and Spec Ops: The Line!

Greetings, dear readers! My better half Max is back in the studio with me today, and we've got plenty of news to cover! I get so scared when he's gone. Don't tell him I said that. On today's show, we've got a list of pre-ord...

Tara Long



Review: Spec Ops: The Line photo
Review: Spec Ops: The Line
by Allistair Pinsof

After all the door kicking, screaming, blindfire, grenade tossing, and turret handling, a soldier always walks away from battle alive with a strong moral compass intact. This last detail is the most disparate departure from reality that modern military shooters make.

Though we like to glorify soldiers in our entertainment, it’s impossible to look past the toll that killing takes on a person’s psyche in real life. To say the least, virtual soldiers seem to have a knack for shrugging off this psychological weight as easily as a shotgun blast to the shin.

Spec Ops, however, is a game that likes to remind the player that every murder is paid in blood or, in the very least, a small loss of identity. As the narrative drives forward. the soldiers of Delta Force start to lose their morality. With no superior to give them orders and no comrades to cheer them on, they are reduced to killing machines walking a long road, hoping for an answer at its ends -- not so much unlike the player.

view full story + comments


9:00 PM on 06.25.2012

Talking narrative with Spec Ops: The Line's lead writer

When Destructoid's Steven Hansen previewed Spec Ops: The Line back in February, he notably enjoyed its emphasis on narrative and atmosphere, adding that it looked to be "the necessary antithesis to the chest b...

Tara Long

5:30 PM on 06.20.2012

Live show: Spec Ops: The Line early play on Mash Tactics

Spec Ops: The Line intends to show you some of the hellish choices a soldier makes on the battlefield, but not until June 26th. If you can't wait to get a taste of the war, Mash Tactics has got you covered! King Foom is getti...

Bill Zoeker





12:19 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: Spec-Ops: The Line to get downloadable co-op

Because it's 2012, and every action game ever needs co-op, Spec-Ops: The Line will receive downloadable cooperative missions. No word if the entire campaign will be co-opified (a word that is totally not made u...

Maxwell Roahrig

11:00 AM on 04.20.2012

Here's a Spec Ops: The Line multiplayer trailer for you

Spec Ops: The Line boasts four-player class-based competitive multiplayer action for your enjoyment. A new trailer shows off the online features in which two factions -- The Damned and The Exiles -- will fight each other. Th...

Jim Sterling

5:30 PM on 04.07.2012

PAX: Hands-on & chat with Spec Ops: The Line Lead Writer

At PAX East this week, Max Scoville stepped into an abandoned bus near the 2K booth to chat with Walt Williams, the Lead Writer of Spec Ops: The Line, which is set for release this June. Watch to learn more about the game's storyline, its cinematic influences, and how you can use sand to your advantage!

Tara Long

10:00 AM on 03.28.2012

Borderlands 2 will be playable at PAX East!

Borderlands 2 will be playable at the 2K booth next week! You'll be able to mess around with the Gunzerker and Siren character classes in Caustic Caverns.  Additionally, Spec Ops: The Line will be playable and 2K will ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 02.21.2012

Spec Ops: The Line now set for release in late June

Spec Ops: The Line is gearing up for release on June 26, 2012 in North America and June 29 for international audiences. As much as I'm still down for third-person shooters, it's mostly the setting and narrative tone -- the st...

Jordan Devore