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It looks like mankind finally did it. After decades of nuclear-armed nation states flaunting their atomic might, somebody took things a step too far, pressed the big red button and the entire world was reduced to cinders in an apocalyptic hail of ballistic missiles. After the dust settled and the gloom of the nuclear tundra set in, tiny pockets of survivors clamored ...

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Joystiq Weekly: Sony financials, Destiny review, Minecraft sale and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. What would you do with $2.5 billion? Sure, Minecraft creat...

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Wasteland 2 review: The toxic adventure

It looks like mankind finally did it. After decades of nuclear-armed nation states flaunting their atomic might, somebody took things a step too far, pressed the big red button and the entire world was reduced to cinders in an apocalyptic hail of ballistic missiles. After the dust settled and the g...

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Go go desert rangers, Wasteland 2 out September 19

Pack your shotgun, sun cream, anti-radiation pills and don't forget the toothbrush, because after a quarter of a century, the sequel to Wasteland is nearly here. inXile boss Brian Fargo confirmed the post-apocalyptic RPG is nailed in to hit PC, Mac and Linux on September 19. Wasteland 2 was due ...

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Joystiq Streams: Wandering Wasteland 2 with Brian Fargo [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

We are hearty rangers! We do not fear cultists worshipping the atomic bomb, mutated freaks, or roving bands of slavering summer cannibals, baking in the ceaseless southwestern sun of America. We gather our party, our band of freaks and survivors, and we walk right out into the dry heat of apoca...

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Wasteland 2 slips to September, new beta released

InXile Entertainment revealed that its Kickstarter-funded open-world RPG Wasteland 2 is now "likely" due to launch in early September, pushing past a previously announced August release window. InXile attributes the delay to fulfillment and shipping of backer pledge rewards, including game discs...

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Meet the live-action Desert Rangers of Wasteland 2

It's not often that a developer opts for a live-action introductory cinematic these days, but this brand new clip from Wasteland 2 is appropriately gritty and sun-bleached. For those who haven't been enjoying the game's Early Access incarnation, know that the first moments of Wasteland 2 see...

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Wasteland 2 gains Linux support on Steam Early Access

The beta version of Wasteland 2 is now available on Linux via Steam's Early Access program, developer InXile Entertainment announced. The sequel to the 1988 Interplay-created RPG first launched in alpha form in December. The project found success on Kickstarter in April 2012, raising $2.9 million t...

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Wasteland 2 beta update fleshes out Arizona

While "less than half" of Wasteland 2 is currently available in beta via Steam Early Access, an update coming next week will add another major area. After the update, Wasteland 2's beta will feature "most of the Arizona portion of the game." According to "beta testing metrics and feedback," InXi...

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Wasteland 2 devs unleash major beta update via Steam Early Access

InXile Entertainment has released a sizable update for the beta version of Wasteland 2, introducing more than 2,000 gameplay additions, features, and fixes along with a new in-game location. New features in the lastest update include destructible cover, additional class skills, and an overhaul...

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New Wasteland 2 beta build goes live on PC, Mac tomorrow

Wasteland 2 isn't ready to travel into the arid, post-apocalyptic desert just yet, but a new beta build set to release tomorrow will allow developer inXile Entertainment to progress ever-closer to a full release. The team has already addressed more than 1,000 bugs and suggestions (out of 2,300),...

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