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Burnout Paradise salutes Harold Ramis with free 'Legendary Cars'

Hollywood legend Harold Ramis passed away this week and the few folks left at Criterion Games are going full stream by honoring him with a free car pack in Burnout Paradise. The "Legendary Cars" pack features homages of iconic whips from Knight Rider, The Dukes of Hazzard, Back to the Future...

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Lego The Hobbit PS3 bundle goes on an adventure this spring

Sony is preparing a new PS3 bundle for the spring to capitalize on the hype surrounding the third and final The Hobbit film due in theaters this December. For $270, interested adventurers can snag a 500GB "super slim" PS3 – which comes with one DualShock 3 controller, appropriate wires and...

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Buy Thief at Newegg, get free Domino's (because, pizza)

Pizza is great. Everyone loves pizza, even thieves-for-hire. In fact, a well-known byproduct of being a kleptomaniac is an insatiable craving for carbohydrates. A Thief promotion at Newegg capitalizes on this by granting all who pick up a PC copy with a $10 coupon for Domino's Pizza. Enter the...

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Fez, Starseed Pilgrim, Beatbuddy arrive late to the Humble Bundle 11 party

The already-tempting smorgasbord of Humble Indie Bundle 11 has been bolstered by the addition of three new games today: Fez, Starseed Pilgrim and Beatbuddy. Fez is Polytron Corporation's puzzle-platformer about Gomez, a cute sprite stuck in a seemingly 2D world. After receiving a magical hat,...

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God of War studio Sony Santa Monica hit with layoffs

Sony Santa Monica, the studio best known for its work on the God of War series, has suffered layoffs today. Sony representatives confirmed the dismissals with IGN, citing "resource re-alignment against priority growth areas" within Sony Worldwide Studios as the cause. The statement reads: "SCEA...

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Zombie card shooter Deadman's Cross checks off 1 million downloads

To celebrate the milestone of free-to-play mobile game Deadman's Cross being downloaded more than one million times, Square Enix is giving away extra in-game currency through February 28 to all players who download and register the game. Deadman's Cross, which launched earlier this month, is a...

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Age of Wonders 3 launches Mar. 31, pre-orders get passport to Elven woods

Triumph Studios' turn-based strategy game Age of Wonders 3 will launch on PC next month, on March 31. The fantasy game was originally due late last year, but had to be pushed back for "additional polish." All those who pre-purchase the game through GOG or Steam will be guaranteed an additional...

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Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop selected to oversee Xbox

After choosing Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO, Microsoft has elected to appoint Stephen Elop as head of its Devices and Studios division. The news comes from an internal memo posted over on TechCrunch. Microsoft's Devices and Studios wing oversees Xbox, Surface, entertainment and...

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Papers, Please dev split on how to handle PS Vita port

Lucas Pope, creator of border-crossing management game Papers, Please, has expressed interest in a PS Vita port, but is unsure if he should handle the port himself or hand it over to a third-party studio. "Up until now, I've been the only guy who's ever touched the source code or anything...

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Interceptor CEO on Duke Nukem case: We 'acted in good faith'

Interceptor CEO Frederik Schreiber has acknowledged yesterday's surprise lawsuit between Gearbox Software, the current license holder of the Duke Nukem franchise, and 3D Realms and Interceptor, the two studios currently collaborating on top-down shooter Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction. "We are...

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