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Thief's unholy ground also doubles as sacred for a lot of gamers and, unlike Square Enix's recent revivalist victories with Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Tomb Raider, its original demographic is narrower and typically harder to placate: ye old-e vanguard of the P-C. Square Enix PR manager Adam Phillips and Eidos Montreal director Nicolas Cantin sit across from me and they are aware of this. Hyper-aware. They use the internet sometimes. They know what's up, but Nicolas gets to getting down straight away.
“The goal for us was to stay true to what Thief was,” he stresses in endearingly broken-up French-Canadian English. “Every decision we made was about that. It's what you feel when you play the game. We tried a lot of things, but in our minds it was to respect the main people of the game.”
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Gearbox President Randy Pitchford told Polygon that Borderlands 3 isn't in development at this time.
Pitchford said that the studio has "more to do in the franchise, but no, there isn't a Borderlands 3
." We know the franchise is still expanding, with Borderlands 2 due out on Vita this spring and Tales from the Borderlands in development at Telltale Games — not to mention the final DLC for Borderlands 2. But Pitchford did discuss the scope of the next numbered installment in the series.
Microsoft caught the Valentine's Day spirit with its weekend-long gift of free Xbox Live Gold to its Xbox 360 subscribers.
From Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 16, Xbox Live subscribers in the United States and Canada will have full free access to all gameplay and entertainment apps through the service. The deal comes just in time for the release of World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, free with the Gold subscription. Unfortunately, the free weekend doesn't apply to Xbox One users, who will have to use their Gold membership to play the Titanfall beta launching tomorrow.
Gearbox has announced the last piece of DLC for Borderlands 2. Due out on April 15, the final DLC will be called Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax and will cost $2.99.
This will be the fifth Headhunter DLC for Borderlands 2 and will take place on an abandoned island resort. Sir Hammerlock has been kidnapped, and the Vault Hunters will need to rescue him by tracking a new type of varkid. In the end, they'll also get a chance to fight a new raid boss raid boss for the last time.
Konami announced today that the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 demo is available now for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
The demo acts as a prelude to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, letting players assume the role of Dracula as the Brotherhood of Light attacks his castle. Along with the chance to get familiar with the game's weapons, Konami also touts a Titan combat sequence as a major highlight of the experience.
In IGN's recent preview of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, we praised the less linear nature of the new MercurySteam-developed title but worried about the portrayal of Dracula, as well as the heavy-handed exposition.
In today's Fix, a PS VIta bundle for Borderlands 2 gets revealed and we have your first look. For those looking to celebrate Valentine's day a little earlier, we have two great ways for you to do so!
Here's the news we covered:
It seems North America will indeed be getting the the PS Vita "Slim" model after all. Set to arrive this Spring there will also be a Borderlands 2 bundle which you can see here.
The new updates bring improved social features that are geared towards preparing you for Titanfall. Expect the first update to arrive sometime this week.
A look at the latest Xbox One headset and adapter. Arriving worldwide this March.
Sexy underwear and masquerade masks are just a few of the items you'll get to experience with the new update.
The second multiplayer DLC pack for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, called Guild of Rogues, is now available for $2.99 US/£2.39/€2.99 and as part of the Season Pass.
The content is currently out on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. It will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 when the store updates later today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. Additionally, two new multiplayer maps will be available for free on February 17.
Guild of Rogues adds three new characters to the online multiplayer: The Siren, who wields a navy saber, The Stowaway, who is quick and uses guns, and The Shaman, who wields a hatchet and has supernatural powers.