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A look at the Mercenaries 3 you'll never play

// 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 by Kotaku) will ...

 
 
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Ex-Pandemic devs make fun of EA in new iPhone game

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 development. Their fir...

 
 
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Helicopters in Mercs Inc. concept art, confirmed

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 confirmed to still b...

 
 
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LEGOs and blasts: Why I placed TNT on cows in Saboteur

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’s editor-in-c...

 
 
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EA brings The Saboteur to life in live-action spots

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 high quality, al...

 
 
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Ten Minute Taste: The Saboteur

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 their doors.Th...

 
 
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EA: Saboteur sequel could happen if first one sells

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 buy the first ...

 
 
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Review: The Saboteur

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 of "sandbox" gam...

 
 
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High costs of California to blame for Pandemic closure

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 was single-hande...

 
 
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The Saboteur's free launch DLC features nudity settings

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 or off, as wel...

 
 
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Here's what Pandemic's canceled Mercs Inc. looked like

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 goodness there's that ...

 
 
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Pandemic goes out in a blaze of glory

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 -- this is exa...

 
 
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Saboteur 'sent out to die,' Pandemic closure was 'right'

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 Pandemic employee b...

 
 
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Rumor: Pandemic Studios to close soon

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 Saboteur is to...

 
 
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New screens for The Saboteur do not have any sex in them

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, your main objecti...

 
 
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Confirmed: The Saboteur can destroy planes, smack Nazis

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: Modern Warfare ...

 
 
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Watch The Saboteur's Devlin do things in recent vids

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, steal Nazi cost...

 
 
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The Saboteur smacks a Nazi, rides a train in new screens

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 flare for the dra...

 
 
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Leaked vid shows The Saboteurs pre-order blade in action

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 the blade of t...

 
 
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Pandemic: Everyone should beat The Saboteur for its story

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 the developers...

 
 
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GC 09: New The Saboteur trailer is oddly upbeat

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. Thankfully, whoever ...

 
 
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Pandemic's The Saboteur hits shelves December 8

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 both art, gamepl...

 
 
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Pandemic tells us about The Saboteur's setting

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 confrontation in countless...

 
 
 
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E3 09: First peek at The Saboteur

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 attendees.The city se...

 
 




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