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Ubisoft has dropped a new trailer for Splinter Cell Blacklist showing off the game's asymmetric multiplayer mode Spies Vs. Mercs. Check it out after the jump.
Codemasters Racing Studio's latest is only a month away, so we thought we'd spend some substantial, quality time with the single player events available in this preview version of the game. GRID 2's world tour spans all corners of the globe, from street races in Dubai to drift events in the Japanese mountains. And as you'd expect from a Codies racer, everything looks positively delicious.
Activision has officially unveiled the new Call of Duty: Ghosts with a reveal trailer that, while it features no actual gameplay, does include plenty of scary looking dudes in masks. Check it out after the cut.
By now you'll have recovered from the frothing excitement of three new GTA V trailers - Michael, Franklin and Trevor. But there's a lot going on in those trailers, and it's possible you might have missed some of the finer details. In this video we analyse all three trailers with a fine-toothed comb, picking out secrets and background bits. There's plenty to talk about.
Those of you who can remember as far back as January might remember the inaugural Outside Xbox Far Cryathlon, a trio of Far Cry 3 challenges that tested our mettle as electronic sportspersons. Now, thanks to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the Far Cryathlon has been given a distinctly 80s makeover. Come join us for three more events: The FutureGlider Drop, The Jetski Jump (From The Future) and The Dragon Garrison Capture.
Watch_Dogs' masked protagonist Aiden Pearce is about two things: hacking and revenge. And sliding across car bonnets. Okay, three things. Watch them all in this new gameplay trailer, set in the computer-controlled surveillance society of future Chicago.
Xbox Live Gold turns free this weekend, with non-members invited to sample Xbox's premium online service for nothing from Friday afternoon to Sunday night.
IllumiRoom is a Kinect sensor bar and a projector arranged to magically fill your living room with the videogame images previously confined to just your television screen. We first saw it revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. Now see IllumiRoom do its thing with Portal and how it might be part of the next Xbox console after the jump.
Poker Night 2 pits you against a cast of celebrity game characters in high stakes poker, all under the pitiless gaze of GlaDOS from the Portal games. But is it any good? Watch on for our gameplay review.
Vacation season is practically here, so join us for a quick holiday from hell courtesy of Dead Island Riptide, along with the five other worst holidays in videogames and your comments about superpowered dogs.
Cast your minds back through the mists of time (about three weeks) and you'll remember the Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles. It's easy to be dismissive of eSports as trying to turn an interactive medium into a non-interactive spectator sport, but having watched two of the greatest Black Ops 2 teams in the world face off for a huge prize, we promise you it is genuinely spectacular. That's why you should give this video a whirl even if you ordinarily wouldn't - it compiles the 10 most entertaining, impressive moments from the final match-up between Fariko Impact and EnvyUs.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified sets the mood for its Cold War-era XCOM shooter with this foreboding live action trailer, while developer 2K Marin sets a date: it's coming on August 20. Watch the trailer after the jump.
If there's one group likely to survive the zombie apocalypse, it's gamers. It turns out we've been training for the inevitable for as long as we've been able to hold a controller. Tune in as we take you through a quick refresher course for zombie survival. Don't worry, you know it all already.
After the lukewarm reception for Lost Planet 2, Lost Planet needed a shot in the arm. Creative director Kenji Oguro wanted a "new direction" for the third game, says producer Andrew Szymanski, so Lost Planet 3 was steered towards storytelling and relatable characters. Find out about these in the video.
You might think we limit ourselves to Xbox-themed videos but frankly the real money is in filming weddings. There's something about the lunacy that descends upon prospective brides and grooms that means they'll pay through the nose for an insultingly slapdash wedding video. And nobody does insultingly slapdash like Outside Xbox. So when Dead Island Riptide threw a zombie wedding as a cheesy publicity stunt, we were the first choice.
Lost Planet 3 dispenses with the frivolity of Frank West character skins and dancing emotes in favour of a straighter-laced multiplayer offering than Lost Planet 2. "We just got rid of some of the more wacky things," says producer Andrew Szymanski. "Lost Planet 2 in a lot of ways was very much party game, where people got together and just kind of had a great time... For Lost Planet 3 we wanted to make it a little bit more of a fast-paced, competitive atmosphere." Get your eyes on Lost Planet 3 multiplayer gameplay after the jump.
Blood Dragons are top of the food chain in the Far Cry 3 sci-fi spinoff of the same name: giant neon lizards that wreak havok when introduced to, say, an enemy garrison. In the words of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon creative director Dean Evans: "If you've ever played Far Cry 3, this is the equivalent of letting a tiger loose. But instead of jumping on people he shoots them with lasers." Watch Evans play and commentate his game in the eight-minute Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon gameplay video below the cut.
Ah, Minecraft Pictionary. It's the 3D blockery of Minecraft meets the inscrutable drawings of Pictionary in which you've got two minutes to do the bidding of a Pictionary card in Minecraft's creative mode. We play this crossover of our own devising in the video after the jump.
With Injustice: Gods Among Us slipping into the top of the UK charts like a superhero into his favourite pair of overpants, we caught up with the brain behind the Mortal Kombat series and the man surrounding it, Ed Boon. Topics include making a game that will please both casual and hardcore players, what next generation consoles mean for fighting games and his opinion on the wildly popular Mortal Kombat Legacy web series.
After a shaky go at a modern-day shooter in Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Call of Juarez rediscovers its Wild West home turf in Gunslinger: a bloody Spaghetti Western of a downloadable FPS, on its way to Xbox Live Arcade. Catch the gameplay trailer after the jump.
Like a corpse reanimated with its insides on the outside, Dead Island Riptide shouldn't work. It's against nature. For all its problems, though, it does - the key is never playing alone. Watch us go on a co-op adventure on the new island of Palanoi in this multiplayer gameplay.
The eternal question of whether Superman or Batman would win in a fight is yours for the settling now Injustice: Gods Among Us has dropped DC's heroes and villains into the melee of a spectacular fighting game. With that question resolved, we turn in Show of the Week to the next most intractable dilemma: which is the greater comic megapublisher, Marvel or DC?
To celebrate the release of the impressive Knife of Dunwall DLC for Dishonored, we've decided to return to our murdering ways. Perhaps you remember our previous two playthroughs, of the High Overseer Campbell and Lady Boyle missions. If so you'll know exactly what sort of Knives of Dunwall we'll turn out to be. Andy is a silent Stiletto between the ribs, Jane is a switchblade to the throat and Mike is a plastic spoon to the eye socket.
In Xbox Live Indie Game The Keep: Zombie Horde, you save fleeing survivors by shooting the zombies chasing them. The survivors want to get inside your keep, the zombies want to eat the survivors, you want to kill the zombies to buy better weapons in the next round. Got it? Then let's play.
What FIFA 14 on Xbox 720 will look like might still be shrouded in mystery, but it's obvious the changes to the mechanics will apply to both the next-gen and Xbox 360 versions. With that in mind, we chatted to producer Nick Channon about how the game will feel different, illustrated by footage direct from the FIFA 14 test bed. If you're a hardcore FIFA fan, this is the stuff that's really going to matter anyway.