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Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a sol...   read
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The DTOID Show: 2012 in Retrospecticus

I know what you're thinking. "But Tara, the year's only half over!" Well yes, technically that's true, but it doesn't mean we can't stop and take a moment to gather our thoughts on this year's video game releases, does it? ...Okay fin...   read

 
 
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Watch Mike Patton become The Darkness in this video

In my mind, Mike Patton is absolutely one of the best parts of The Darkness videogames. Possibly even the best. It's like he has a demon living inside of him that's only there to help him produce sounds no human should be able to. Since Th...   read

 
 
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Live show: Mash Tactics' Darkness II playthrough marathon

Today will be a very special 'New Release Showcase' with The Darkness II. King Foom has committed to completely finishing the game in one go. Darkness II's solo campaign has been clocked in at around six hours, but how long will it take Foo...   read

 
 



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The Darkness was a rather solid first-person shooter and a good example of a license being properly handled. Developed by Starbreeze Studios, it featured some bold gameplay choices that didn't always pan out but man...   read
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Unboxing The Darkness II with a badass Darkling statue

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that one of the best parts of my job is receiving mysterious packages in the mail from various developers and publishers. Sometimes we know to expect them, and other times they're a wonderful surprise....   read

 
 
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  Watch Video 2007's The Darkness was a fun, albeit flawed first-person shooter. The Starbreeze-developed title followed the exploits of Mafioso hitman Jackie Estacado on his 21st birthday as a hidden demonic power awakens inside him and h...   read
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Feast your eyes on The Darkness II demo walkthrough

If there's one thing I love more than blasting holes in the heads of my enemies from fifty feet away, it's ripping them in half from crotch to sternum with my giant demon tentacles. Fortunately for me, both of those things are possibl...   read

 
 
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The Darkness II finally has a demo on the way

2007 doesn't seem like it was that long ago, but it's been almost five years since The Darkness was released. Finally, its sequel is definitely on the way and 2K Games has announced a demo for The Darkness II that you can look forward to. H...   read

 
 
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Meet Jackie's co-op friends in The Darkness II

Jackie Estacado wasn't somebody I would have wanted to meet in a alley even when nobody was watching his back. Now he's teaming up with a batch of hombres to take down The Brotherhood and that nervous guy who narrates all of these trailers...   read

 
 
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New execution moves revealed for The Darkness II

Did you ever wonder what it would look like if you ripped a human spine from various orifices? No, just me then. Well, join me for a quick jaunt down the twisted and bloody world of The Darkness II with this new trailer. Now, a little...   read

 
 
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NYCC: Brush up on The Darkness with a new app

With The Darkness II right around the corner, maybe you should brush up on the comic series. That becomes easier today with the newly announced iOS app, announced here at New York Comic-Con. You'll be able to jump right in to the 50 or so l...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video When I heard that Digital Extremes had assumed the role of development for The Darkness II, I wondered how they would try to stand apart from Starbreeze Studios, a company which managed to take a relatively popular comic seri...   read
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The Darkness II quad-wields some new trailers

2K has dropped a slew of new gameplay trailers for you would-be The Darkness II fans. The first (found above) dives into the mysterious Brotherhood, the group out to strip Jackie Estacado's ability to control The Darkness. Appare...   read

 
 
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The long and bloody history of the Darkness

Part of me is glad that The Darkness II is now coming out February 7, 2012. There's so many big titles coming out this year that The Darkness II could have gotten easily buried amongst the swarm of triple A titles on the horizon. Then agai...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: PAX Was F***in' Awesome (Final Wrap-Up)

Hey gang! PAX is finally over, and holy hell. What a blast. If you haven't checked out any of our coverage, you really should. I asked Skyrim's lead artist how many kinds of fish are in the game, and what's the best way to woo an Argonian....   read

 
 
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Tara Long interviews Seth Olshfski for The Darkness 2

Tara Long got a chance to demo The Darkness 2 and talk to 2K's Seth Olshfski about it today at PAX. They discuss the art style, which is more heavily influenced by the comic than the first game, and story (Paul Jenkins is returning to cont...   read

 
 
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Destructoid LIVE 2: Revenge will be mine against 2K!

So it started off innocent enough. One day, Destructoid went to 2K to check out The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. One thing led to another and I ended up challenging Paul Bellezza, co-creator of P.B. Winterbottom, to a pie eating cont...   read

 
 
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[Update: Contest over! Winners are TheRemix, Toneman, Clown Baby, Jonny, Swishiee, GrumpyTurtle, Nihil, LK4O4, ryaomon and Zeiss! Check your PMs soon for further instructions!] 2K will be showing off three huge titles at PAX ...   read

 
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The DTOID Show: DotA 2, PS Vita, & Dark Souls bird-butts

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] NOTE: Flying squirrels got into ...   read

 
 
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Christian police groups want to ban The Darkness II

Various Christian law enforcement groups have colluded to express their distaste for upcoming 2K Games sequel, The Darkness II. They'd like to see it go very far away, in fact, for fear that it will make people hate the police. Go figure.&n...   read

 
 
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Top Cow, Mandeville Films to do The Darkness movie

During a 2K Games panel at San Diego Comic-Con, it was officially announced that comics publisher Top Cow Productions is working with Mandeville Films to develop a live-action movie based on The Darkness. More recently, Mandeville Films was...   read

 
 
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The Darkness II slips to early 2012

The Darkness II has been pushed from its previously scheduled October 4th, 2011 release to February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10, 2012 internationally. It's probably not the last game to move out of the crowded holiday season of...   read

 
 


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The Darkness descends on San Diego Comic-Con

If you have a list of panels and booths you want to hit during the San Diego Comic-Con, here's another one to consider. 2K Games is hosting a panel titled "Spreading the Darkness: From Comic Book to Video Games and Entertainment." It will f...   read

 
 
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Darkness 2 dev: iPad will 'encroach' on consoles

The Darkness 2 project director Sheldon Carter believes that Apple's iPad poses a threat to traditional home consoles, expressing his "absolute" belief that it will encroach on the market.  "I think the home console experience is going...   read

 
 
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