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On paper, The Darkness 2 is a "linear, first-person shooter with some neat twists." It sounds boring, and it was every time I played the game in a preview session before it launched. I'd hole up at some PR office in Manhattan and they'd run down a prepared spiel about "quad-wielding" or "the Darkling." The what? In reality, The Darkness 2 is a beautiful, hand-drawn g...

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Humble 2K Bundle offers up BioShock trilogy, The Darkness 2

Publisher 2K Games headlines today's newly launched Humble Bundle, offering Steam-redeemable versions of BioShock, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and other featured games for a price of your choosing. All bundle buyers receive copies of 2K's undersea FPS BioShock, comic book-based action game The...

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Tomb Raider, Walking Dead, Brothers in today's Xbox Ultimate sale

Today's Xbox 360 Ultimate sale includes two entries from Joystiq's Top 10 of 2013 in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Tomb Raider. Meanwhile, the first episode of Walking Dead Season 2 can be yours for just a single dollar, and that really is an excellent deal - the first season placed #3 in our 20...

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Steam Summer Sale, Day 4: Saints Row: The Third, Walking Dead, Indie Bundle 4 and more

Survival Diary, Day Four: I don't know how much longer I can keep hiding here. It was safe at first; quiet even, like a snow-packed forest or the very depths of the sea, but his footsteps continue to grow closer. Eventually, he's going to find me, and when he does the very core of me will be torn i...

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You can totally get The Darkness 2 for $12 at Best Buy today

The Darkness 2 is Best Buy's deal of the day, on sale for $12 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. If you're into juicy, demonic mutilations, psychotic episodes of extreme violence and solid voice acting, this may be the best $12 you spend all year. The sale extends to in-store purchases only, meaning while y...

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The Darkness 2 review: Shooting bullets off a list

On paper, The Darkness 2 is a "linear, first-person shooter with some neat twists." It sounds boring, and it was every time I played the game in a preview session before it launched. I'd hole up at some PR office in Manhattan and they'd run down a prepared spiel about "quad-wielding" or "the Darkli...

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Reckoning rules UK sales chart

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning kicks off life atop the UK charts, which is not a bad place to begin a fateless destiny. This is the first new intellectual property to reach the top spot since Dead Island (another surprise hit) back in week 37 of last year, according to Chart-Track. But, wait, here's...

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The Darkness 2 wraps its tentacles around Gaikai

The thing about video games as a hobby and fascination is that they can be quite expensive. Some may employ unscrupulous means to whet their appetite, but you won't have to do the same for a free taste of The Darkness 2. Gaikai has added the demo to its list of streaming titles, joining the ranks o...

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You never asked for this Darkness 2 launch trailer

Why is it that when we get something we never asked for, it turns out to be some kind of evil presence ruling over our lives? Why can't it be, like, a free muffin or something?...

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The Darkness 2 demo creeps toward Xbox Live, PSN and PC later this month

Do you want an evil spirit bound to you for the rest of your existence? How do you really know? If only the forces of evil got together and decided to offer some kind of pilot program. Thankfully, in this day and age of video games about evil things, we have demos. 2K Games is set to offer an ...

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The Darkness 2 breaks off a pre-order bonus on Steam starting today

The Darkness 2 is available right this very second for pre-order on Steam for $49.99, with a free upgrade to the limited edition included. Remember: 2K Games is offering this same deal to all pre-orders, from any retailer, which kind of makes the Limited Edition like the Normal Edition, and then ...

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