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Crackdown is coming back on Xbox One

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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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 console is rumored...

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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 programmers and aud...

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Crackdown, Dead Rising 2, and Case Zero free on Xbox Live

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. Whil...

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'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] one of my favori...

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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 installments of the se...


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 says the issue...


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 pointed to a po...


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 City, in the form ...


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, time tweaks and ...


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 Awards that are ...


Review: Crackdown 2

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...


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 be secured. Now,...


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. Pefect Dark de...


Crackdown 2's licensed tracks, remixes revealed

While hopping around and collecting orbs in Crackdown 2, you'll be treated to the dulcet tones of Kevin Riepl's original score. But as Microsoft points out today, the game also features a handful of licensed tracks. The soundtrack features ...


Jimpressions: Crackdown 2 demo

So, I played Crackdown 2 this morning. I've been looking forward to this game since long before it was announced, and even though I've always known it'd be more of the same, I haven't once considered that a bad thing. Anyway, it's time for ...


Reminder: Crackdown 2 available for download now

The demo for Ruffian Games’ Crackdown 2 is now available to all on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Go download it now; you don’t even have to get up and go to your Xbox 360, you lazy fool -- just queue it up here. The demo is capped at 3...


E3 10: Take a look at this sweet Crackdown 2 gameplay

Crackdown 2 might not have been a focal point of Microsoft's E3 keynote, but it's still on the show floor in playable form. Though the series has shifted developers from Realtime Worlds to Ruffian Games, all the things that made the first ...


Crackdown 2 is 'finished' which is nice

Crackdown 2 is officially finished, folks. Developer Ruffian Games has announced that the long awaited sequel has finally ended development and the game's ready to go. Those who are excited for the game (including yours truly) doubtless hav...


Here's why mutants are in Crackdown 2

Not that you really need to explain zombie/mutant/freak outbreaks in this day and age, but the inclusion of them in Crackdown 2 seems odd. Out of place? Not at all -- these monstrosities tend to mesh nicely with open-world games. Still, th...


A leap and a bound back to Crackdown 2

Back when Crackdown launched back in 2007, many players' response to the title was to turn it on and go directly into the Halo 3 beta. However, once that was done, and players were left with a $60 disc, what was discovered was a pretty enjo...


Crackdown 2 the latest game to get its own miniseries

Under normal circumstances, "Crackdown" and "miniseries" are two words that don't seem like a natural fit. Do you remember the story of the first game? It was a glorified Mega Man tale. I guess Ruffian Games and Microsoft want to change th...


Fiddle with 2D barcodes to get the Crackdown 2 demo early

Viral marketing strikes again! In a double-shot of promotion, Microsoft is going to try and entice you to use their 2D barcode system by giving you a chance to access the Crackdown 2 demo early. They've set up a scavenger hunt using the Mic...


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