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  • Research uncovers new details on XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Less than a week after its big reveal, we’ve been drip-fed some more info about the upcoming reboot/remake of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, on its way from Firaxis.

  • Mod Alert: Red Orchestra 2 now includes SDK

    In a lovely hat-tip to its Unreal Tournament origins, Tripwire Interactive has unveiled the software development kit for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad.

  • Revisit Another World on iOS

    It’s only fitting that some of the most fabulous retro games are getting a new lease of life on some of the most fabulous new technology – case in point: The 20th anniversary re-release of classic platformer Another World, which has just been launched for iOS.

  • Ninja Gaiden 3 adds an element of remorse

    Ninja Gaiden 3 will let you transform into a fire dragon, able to kill everybody in the room and absorb their life energies. And while it’ll dispatch everybody double-quick, you may start second-guessing your attack.

  • Minecraft 1.9 leaked - by Mojang

    At the risk of sounding repetitive… “Another day, another new snippet of Minecraftian goodness.” No, really. Also at the risk of sounding repetitive, the new update for the game has been “leaked” by the company. This is not last week’s news, I checked. Today, we’re talking about pre-release Version 1.9, which Jens Bergensten from Mojang […]

  • Max Payne 3: You can stop worrying, now

    In a world where sequels, “spiritual successors” and long-overdue reboots are getting thrown around like nobody’s business, developers are struggling to keep all the people happy all the time. A lot of them are taking the unusual approach of changing virtually everything about the game in order to release their new, loosely-affiliated project. Rockstar Games, […]

  • Diabolical Pitch trailer shows how this curveball really spins

    Suda51 has confirmed that while he came up with the idea for Diabolical Pitch, he’s handed development over to a separate team within Grasshopper Media. Therefore, it was that team who has come up with this intriguing little teaser trailer for the demon-smashing baseball interpretation called Diabolical Pitch.

  • Xbox 360 Tropico 4 delayed, arriving October 18

    Hanging out for Tropico 4 on Xbox 360? Keep a-hangin’, publisher Kalypso Media has confirmed to Joystiq that the game planned for “mid-September” will now be arriving in mid-October. Specifically, the game should start hitting shelves from October 18th, even though the PC version’s out already. We hear that “although it isn’t radically different in […]

  • Visit a horror hospital in this House of the Dead: Overkill: Extended Cut trailer

    We’ve gotten our hands on a new blood-stained trailer for The House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut, and this one’s set in a hospital. Not really sure what else needs to be said really. If you’re of a squeamish disposition, maybe give this one a miss, otherwise – get your gore on!

  • Darksiders 2 experiments with Four Horsemen and Wii U

    Vigil Games is bringing Death to the Wii U. Literally. Where the original Darksiders focussed on horseman War, the sequel will focus on his brother, Death. The hack’n’slash is a launch title for Nintendo’s new console, and it’s a refreshingly unusual choice.

  • The Sims 3 Pets launches demo, lets you make monsters

    If you’ve ever played any Sims game, you’d know that – honestly – creating your little computer person is just about as much fun as controlling their little lives. Fortunately, EA know that too, which is why, in the lead-up to the new expansion pack, the company has released a demo for The Sims 3: […]

  • Social games responsible for drop in console sales

    The numbers don’t lie. There’s been a noticeable decline in console sales – both hardware and software – in recent years. Where are they all going? Simple: More and more are getting their gaming fix from Facebook.

  • "Games Transfer Phenomena" author slams British media

    By now, everybody’s surely seen – or at least heard of – the “Games Transfer Phenomena” report that has been all over the internet after an article appeared in both the Metro and the Daily Mail. Most gamers I know have been outraged – and so, it appears, has the study’s co-author.

  • EA to release free-to-play titles through Aeria

    Free-to-play games are one step closer to world domination. Aeria Games, the publisher of WolfTeam and Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine, among others, has just signed a deal with EA to bring the Play4Free titles to a wider audience.

  • Infinity ward "doesn't care" about sales numbers for MW3

    Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has stated that he simply does not care about sales numbers. As gamers call shenanigans (a sentiment surely shared by Activision bigwigs), Bowling tries to explain himself out of that one.

  • Notch reveals new Minecraft mob for 1.9

    Another day, another new snippet of Minecraftian goodness. Today, creator Notch has gotten frustrated with the game and done what we all would do in his situation: Created a new, friendly mob.

  • Sony: TOS changes prompted by US Supreme Court ruling

    Sony has announced that the recent changes to its online terms of service agreement forbidding class action lawsuits was prompted by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, in a move which suggests other companies will be leaping to follow in kind.

  • Gears of War 3 will not tie up every single loose end

    Karen Traviss was given the somewhat unenviable task of writing the conclusion to the Gears of War trilogy – and she warns that, while the storyline is definitely finished, with a “definite answer”, fans shouldn’t expect all of the loose ends to be tied up.

  • Why Star Fox 64 3D has no online multiplayer

    While everybody is almost universally fond of Star Fox 64 3D, a common complaint – even among fans – is that the game does not feature online multiplayer. According to Nintendo, you can blame cost and time restraints for that one.

  • Army Corps of Hell: Meet Pikmin's evil twin

    Nintendo has Pikmin, it looks like maybe Sony has Army Corps of Hell. Bear with me on this. It’s a new game, just announced from Square Enix, and it’s headed straight to Vita as a launch title. And it’s more than a little bizarre.