Ten Minutes of Dead Island Footage? I'll Take It!

Monday, May 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm
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Dead Island
, the hottest new zombie game that blew away fans and critics alike with its awesome trai...

Scratch that. You know the drill -- we get some news, we talk about its sick trailer for a few minutes and then move on to the content. Let's skip that part for now. What we have for you is ten minutes of actual footage from the mysterious game. 

If you want to see it, I highly recommend you clicking on the link. It'll be worth your while, as it finally sheds some light on what has been, for the most part, a clandestine title.

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Portal 2 DLC Coming Out This Summer, Unofficially (For Now)

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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If you haven't already had your brains blown out of your skull by mystifying puzzle solving, it is time for you to get Portal 2 and let that magic happen. The game's handsome offering of lengthy campaign and deep cooperative play make it a great deal, as well as a unique entry the largely barren wasteland that is first-person perspective games. Haters, bring on the comments.

Anyway, if you have played the game, you're likely in a deep state of depression right now, longing to get back into the Aperture Labs facility, manipulating physics and spraying paints and listening to witty banter. I know that is my state right now. Follow the link to see where I am going with this.

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Hitman: Absolution Is The Next Hitman Game

Monday, April 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Some rumors have been swirling around the blogosphere about a new Hitman game that may be officially unveiled this year. The stealth series has been on a hiatus for the past 5 years, and some new murmurings have led us to believe that it will be coming out in the pretty near future. And that it will probably be called Hitman: Absolution.

Numerous news and media outlets have reported that Square Enix has registered that two-word title as a trademark, all but confirming what we've been guessing for a while. Why, I'd be surprised if we didn't see a big unveiling at this year's E3. Which I'm excited for, because I haven't played a game in a while that has made me frustrated enough to break my own fingers by slamming my controller over and over into anything solid I can find around me. The last was was Hitman: Blood Money. And I'm healed enough (finally) to have a go once again.

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God of War IV Rumored For Late 2012

Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10:00 am
Being a gamer, I generally get what I want from my entertainment medium of choice. I know a new Gears of War game will be around the corner. I know that a few times a year, a gutsy little indie game will come out and make me happy to be alive. And, I know that sometimes my favorite franchises seem like they're dying off...only to be resurrected a couple years later!! Enter God of War IV.

Supposedly, God of War IV will be dropping in September of 2012. Sources at CVG (and my own gut intuition) have all but confirmed that the game will be happening. Now, mind you, I'm the one who has billed it as "IV," as the trilogy is over, but until we get a better title, that's what we're gonna be stuck with. Nice. Now hit the link!

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American McGee's Alice Reportedly Included In Alice: Madness Returns

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm
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American McGee, the creator of (wouldn't you know it) American McGee's Alice, has confirmed to CVG that the inaugural entry in his violent series of Alice in Wonderland re-imaginings will be available as a piece of downloadable content upon the arrival of its sequel, Alice: Madness Returns. Awesome? Yes.

The original game will likely come in the form of a download code attached to retail copies of Alice: Madness Returns, and is, to quote McGee, "a major incentive for purchasing Madness Returns." Well, that is, if he's telling the truth and not being a liar liar pants on fire. More after a click.

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Portal 2 May Be Releasing Today

Friday, April 15, 2011 at 8:00 am
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Okay, so any time Valve releases a game, the video game community shits its pants, while watching very, very closely. Usually, when developers and publishing companies plan the trajectory of their game's release, they commission an ad agency to create trailers and teasers and plan significant press releases, and all that, and then they release the game to much applause.

But Valve is anything but a usual game developer. They know they've got the spotlight, and they're going to exploit the shit out of their position. They made all their own ads, and now they've got everyone's attention, and they may be doing something unprecedented. They may be releasing their newly-flagshipped franchise title five days early with absolutely no announcement. Click the link to see wtf is up.

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Resident Evil 4 HD Gameplay Footage Hits Web - Maybe

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 10:00 am
If you're not a fan of Resident Evil, you're probably going to hate the next couple of months. With the now-confirmed HD re-releases of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code Veronica X, which are heading to Xbox 360s and PlayStation 3s this summer, Joystick Division will be covering practically every single tiny bit of new information that comes our way. Why? Because we fucking love Resident Evil.

So, what does this Monday bring for us? A rumor, and a video, and some speculation. We have, for you, a hot looking video of sexy Resident Evil 4 gameplay, which has led many to believe that maybe it is leaked footage of the upcoming release. First posted by Game Informer, the footage is virally circulating as unintentionally leaked footage straight from the devs. But it probably isn't quite what it seems. We can still admire while we wait for the real thing, right?

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Resident Evil 4, Code Veronica May Get HD Re-Releases

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 8:00 am
A HD re-release of two of Resident Evil's greatest entries is simply a rumor. But it's a rumor that seems firmly substantiated by the recent history and trends of video gaming. In the latest issue of Famitsu, and subsequently jumped on by everyone else, there are some pretty heavy insinuations that both Resident Evil: Code Veronica and Resident Evil 4 will be polished and released on both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

It was really a matter of time before Resident Evil 4 made its way to the power consoles of the seventh generation -- originally, it was a GameCube exclusive, but its massive success led to PlayStation 2, PC, and Nintendo Wii ports. And with the success of Resident Evil 5, fans have been dreaming of it for ages. The real surprise here, though, is that Code Veronica might get to ride the coattails of its successor. Which is perfectly fucking beautiful.

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Boondock Saints Could Seek Justice on Game Consoles

Monday, March 21, 2011 at 8:30 am
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Fans of righteous retribution have something to get excited about following a few remarks from Troy Duffy, director of the cult hit Boondock Saints films, at the recent South by Southwest convention.


According to Duffy, a video game based on his films' green-blooded, gun-toting, prayer-spouting brotherly duo might be in the works.

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Grand Theft Auto V Domains Aren't Really Grand Theft Auto V Domains (Supposedly)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Well, news has been leaking from the faucet of the internet abyss lately that Take-Two has been registering domain names for Grand Theft Auto V. For days now, we've heard "Oh, Rockstar's GTA V will be dropping in 2011" and "Yeah, its back to Liberty City!" But nope, y'all. Don't get your panties in a twist just yet -- some extenuating factoids have just tempered the hype.

So, Take-Two registered these domains just recently: cashfordeaddreams.com, stoppayingyourmortgage.net, hammersteinfaust.com, lifeinvader.com, and sixfiguretemps.com. Now, registering domain names could be a marketing ploy for damn near any Take-Two game, but we've all seen how the Grand Theft Auto games like to portray fake websites in real life, and those are of just the kind of dry wit that we're used to. But we're all not so sure anymore.


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