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Be on the lookout for this congressman in Hitman

How are we going to take out The Congressman? He'll be in Hitman's Sapienza for 48 hours as of today and once he leaves, he won't return. We have to make it count. I'm thinking about coming after him as the hippy, if only for the simple r...   read

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Hitman episode 3

Hitman goes to Marrakesh May 31

The third episode of Hitman, Marrakesh, is coming out May 31. We skulked through the Amalfi Coast of Sapienza already a month ago, Paris a month and a half earlier. In the interim, one of the game's coolest features, Elusive Targets, has fi...   read

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Hitman online event

Hitman's second Elusive Target is set for next weekend

Miss that first Elusive Target in Hitman? Dang. My condolences. Next week will bring about another opportunity, though. IO is planning to let loose the second mark, The Congressman, in Sapienza for 48 hours "at some point" on Friday, May 27...   read

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Did you manage to take out Hitman's first Elusive Target?

Over the weekend, Hitman players had a single chance to hunt down a unique character. Sergei "The Forger" Larin was the first of the game's Elusive Targets -- one-off encounters that go live for a limited time and won't return. There's no s...   read

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Hitman's Elusive Targets missions go live 'at some point' today

Hitman’s Elusive Targets missions are dropping today. Need specifics? Sorry, bro, but we don’t have them. As elusive as its name, all we’ve been told is that the mode will become available “at some point on Friday du...   read

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Hitman GO

Don't get Hitman GO for Oculus Rift if you already own it

The era of VR exclusivity has begun, and it's just as I feared. Not only are consumers expected to have a VR-ready PC, but they also have to deal with platform fragmentation. Case and point -- Hitman Go: VR Edition, a fabulous port of an al...   read

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Review: Hitman: Sapienza

Hitman's first episode was a measured, strong proof of concept: that Hitman works best in large sandboxes with interstitial systems, rather than trying to string what are effectively set-pieces into a linear narrative. The job (professional...   read


Hitman GO VR is an Oculus exclusive, VR features not coming to Steam version

I had the opportunity to check out the upcoming virtual reality build of Hitman GO at PAX East. Not much can be said about this new version of the game other than "It sure is Hitman GO in VR all right." All the levels are the...   read

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Next week's Hitman DLC

I want to vacay in Hitman's Sapienza

Despite my confident, casual unholstering of the word "vacay," I've never actually taken a vacation, on account of all the poverty. Still, feels good to dream, and Hitman's take on Italy looks downright idyllic. I mean, not the weird bit wi...   read

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Naked body pile executions are why Hitman is so good

You may remember from my review that the new, episodic Hitman is good as heck, "a dope slapstick murder comedy." I recounted a few funny tales here, including a pretty amusing, but not all that creative kill (it's practically set up for you...   read

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Hitman's monthly episode cadence isn't set in stone

You probably could have predicted this one. IO Interactive, developer of the new episodic Hitman series, has recently revealed that the monthly schedule of releases is now "subject to change." Whereas it seemed like the episodes were m...   read

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The second episode of Hitman has been dated

Hitman may have launched, but it's not done yet! Square Enix will be releasing more episodes down the line to add on to the original Paris level, and next up is Sapienza. The publisher has always targeted an April release date, but now...   read


Lara Croft GO, Hitman: Sniper are $1 this weekend

In need of something to new play on the commode? Square Enix Montréal has you covered. The studio is offering deep discounts its mobile catalogue this weekend on the iOS App Store and Google Play, dropping Lara Croft GO and Hitman: S...   read

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Hitman save issues unfixable due to 'live game' experience

If you’ve had troubles playing with the latest Hitman episode handling your save data, you’re not alone. It can’t be fixed, either. Developer IO Interactive told Eurogamer the issue was as a result of Hitman’s &ldquo...   read

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Would you rather kill Gary Busey or Gary Cole?

Well, Hitman is no stranger to out-there advertising strategies. At least this one doesn't allude to a heavy flow. Also, preemptive joke reminder: Gary Coleman died in 2010.   read

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Hitman updates

Hitman adds Contracts as Elusive Targets are pushed into April

The new Hitman is a dope slapstick murder comedy and if you need any more proof, just read on the Hitman blog on adding "The Vampire Magician Challenge Pack," which"features ten new challenges inspired by community activity, all requiring ...   read


The Division director leaves Ubisoft

The Divsion director Ryan Barnard has left Ubisoft to take a post at IO Interactive, the Copenhagen-based Square Enix subsidiary behind titles like Hitman and Kane & Lynch. According to Square Enix (via MCV), Barnard is now the stu...   read

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PC Port Report: Hitman

After a brief beta period, Hitman has released and people seem to be enjoying it! Sure, it's got some weird quirks (why can't I pick up a drink?), but the Hitman feeling is definitely there. I've previously given my impression on ...   read

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Hitman blood

Maybe bloody advertisements in the women's bathroom aren't the best idea

Ha! So Hitman is out, and it's pretty good! But apparently Square Enix isn't convinced that you're on board yet, so they've been ramping up their advertisement opportunities this month. Over at the PC Gamer Weekend event recently, they...   read

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I wanted to try out the sniper rifle. Because of Hitman's one-big-mission episodic release and associated experience system, it wasn't unlocked as a drop you can have pre-placed in the map until a few successful assassination attempts. Ther...   read

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Review: Hitman

Hitman is the funniest game I've played in a while. IO Interfactive's subtitle-free reboot of its long-running assassination franchise is, mostly, side-stepping cinematics full of S&M nuns and returning to the realm of slapstick. For an...   read

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Hitman deal: Take a 25 percent hit on the PC version for release week

Update 3/21: The 25% off coupon is gone and replaced with a new 23% off code. See deal below. Today marks the debut for Square Enix's 2016 Hitman. Discounts for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles are pretty much nonexistent at the moment as the ...   read

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Turns out the Chuckle Brothers make excellent hitmen

The Chuckle Brothers are two of Britain’s most beloved and well-known children’s entertainers. Their show, Chucklevision, ran for 22 years and almost 300 episodes of wholesome, slapstick fun and brought joy and laughter to mult...   read

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Hitman retail disc

Hitman retail release not coming until January 2017

The new Hitman is out and it's good. Or, the first part of the new Hitman -- the "Intro Pack" -- is out. I'll explain. Right now, $15 gets you two prologue/tutorial missions and one giant mission in Paris. Conversely, you can pay the full $...   read

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Hitman's newest trailer is in 4K, 360 degrees

Square Enix has launched a snazzy new trailer for Hitman, set to debut on March 11 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It's during a posh fashion show, set to the tune of 4K quality with the option to spin around 360 degrees. The building reminds me ...   read

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