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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta deploys January 2012

Aspiring future soldiers will get their first taste of playing as "F-16s on legs" in Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier when the game's beta rolls out in January. " We know you have been asking about the beta," the publisher wrote in a tweet Monday, before saying, " We're excited to announce...

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Binary Domain trailer terminates after the rise of the machines

We'll admit that the premise of Sega's new cover-based shooter Binary Domain by Yakuza boss Toshihiro Nagoshi -- man versus machine -- isn't the most immediately compelling, but this new trailer makes its nuances sound pretty cool. That is if you can get past the absolutely bored-sounding narrato...

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Trenched review: Let's mech love

I wouldn't blame you if your reaction to the announcement of Trenched, Double Fine's downloadable tower defense title, was entirely non-plussed and even a bit disappointed. "Wow, how original." After all, this sub-genre of strategy games is approaching -- or has already reached! -- full saturatio...

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Report: Kinect for Windows SDK beta launching tomorrow

Spring may have already sprung, but Microsoft appears ready to finally deliver its promised Kinect for Windows SDK to coincide with a live web event tomorrow, Thursday June 15. According to a report by WinRumors, the release is being timed along with a special Microsoft "Channel 9" streaming pres...

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PSA: Crysis 2 'Decimation Pack' DLC out now for Xbox 360, PC

It's an ongoing Crysis -- EA and Crytek have launched the second DLC expansion for Crysis 2, dubbed the Decimation Pack, for Xbox 360 and PC. Available right now via the Xbox Live Marketplace and as an in-game purchase for PC, the 800 MSP ($10) add-on content brings five new maps and two new weap...

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Steam: Darkspore 40% off for Midweek Madness

Don't pay more for 'spore -- at least that's Steam's motto of the day, as it puts the Maxis developer action-RPG hybrid Darkspore on sale for 40 percent off its normal asking price. From now through 4PM PST / 7PM EST on Thursday, June 16, the PC-only title is going for $30, down 20 bucks from the...

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Duke Nukem Forever review: Fail to the King, Baby

The year was 1997, and I'd just begun writing about video games professionally. Like most of my fellow gamers, I was pretty excited when 3D Realms announced that it was working on a sequel to Duke Nukem 3D, the runaway PC hit that it had released just a year before. At my first E3, a year later, ...

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The mother of all PlayStation Vita trailer posts

If you're looking for footage of PlayStation Vita games, we can't think of anything more handy than the post you're reading right now. That's because it contains absolutely every scrap of video we've managed to assemble related to Sony's fantastically impressive new handheld. It's the kind of ...

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IGF winner Desktop Dungeons gets a facelift, up for pre-order on PC and Mac

Hailing from South Africa -- notably the home country of Joystiq editor Ludwig Kietzmann -- QCF Design is building on the momentum it earned at this year's IGF awards with its bite-sized roguelike Desktop Dungeons by ... building on Desktop Dungeons. The game, which took home Excellence in Desig...

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Bodycount squeezes off six shots, demo on the way

Codemasters hopes to fill your daily requirement for explosions with these half-dozen new shots from Bodycount. Development on the new FPS, designed by Black creator Stuart Black, continues apace despite his departure from the project and Codies is confident enough in the work so far that a demo ...

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