Strauss: We’re Not Announcing When We’re Announcing GTA V

Posted in 2k Games, PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, Take Two with tags , , on September 2, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


We have a list here at GOONL!NE of people who we dont want to leave the games industry ever. Peter Moore, Phil Harrison, Peter Molyneux.

We can add Strauss Zenick to that list now.

The Take Two president was asked last night in the company’s Q3 financial call as to when we’d expect an formal announcement of Grand Theft Auto V. The answer?

“We’re not going to announce it. We’re not going to announce when we’re going to announce it. And we’re not going to announce the strategy about announcing it or about when we’re going to announce it either, or about the announcement strategy surrounding the announcement of the strategy.”

We love you Strauss. Don’t leave.

From VG247.

New Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Gameplay Video

Posted in Activision, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , on September 1, 2009 by Chris Hawke


Infinity Ward’s YouTube channel has just released some new multiplayer footage of Modern Warfare 2, and it’s stunning. Obviously.

It shows a ‘Capture the flag’ match, in which a very skilled (or lucky) player uses a team-mate with a shield as cover, progressing through the cramped streets of Rio, taking down at least 10 men.

Full video is after the jump. Game’s out on November 10th for PS3 and 360.

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Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony Debut Trailer is Live

Posted in Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on September 1, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Rockstar’s put live the first trailer of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.

It’s out on October 29th for Xbox Live, but will also be released with The Lost and Damned on the same date in the disc collection, Episodes from Liberty City.

It’s after the jump.

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New Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Video Boasts Four Player Co-op

Posted in Codemasters, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags on September 1, 2009 by Chris Hawke

Dragon RisingA new video for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has emerged, showcasing the four-man co-op gameplay.

Once you’ve completed a mission in single-player,  you and three of your best friends (probably best to take only two, and then someone else you can blame all the deaths on) can suit up, join arms and take to the battlefield in online co-operative mode.

There are various elements like checkpoints and a 275 meter teather to keep player together and enforce teamwork, and while it isn’t drop in-drop out (if a player leaves, he is replaced by AI until the mission ends).

You’ll have all the features of the single player game at your disposal – fight over the positions of medic, riflemen, anti-tank specialists and more in the massive island of Skira, playing with all the various vehicles and weapons, and having some good times.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and availible on October 6th (US) and October the 9th (UK).

A new trailer is after the jump.

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Jade Raymond Appointed as New Head of Ubisoft Toronto

Posted in Ubisoft with tags , on September 1, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


It’s been announced that Jade Raymond will take over the newly formed Ubisoft Toronto studio as it’s new head.

We personally thought it was a joke at first, but it is true.

Raymond will answer from the studio through to Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat, as she handles the studio on a day to day basis.

“I’m excited to have Jade managing our Toronto studio. With more than 12 years of experience in the video game industry, Jade’s knowledge and leadership as an industry veteran are major assets in building the Toronto studio and expanding Ubisoft’s presence in Canada,” said Mallat.

Raymond chipped in too, stating: “I’m honored to be a part of Ubisoft’s expansion into Toronto. I’m looking forward to building a strong and talented team to work on triple-A games and new intellectual properties.”

But now that she’s taken the role, what of that as to her role as executive producer to Assassins Creed II, alongside creative director Patrice Desilets? We’ve left an email with Ubi as to what the situation is.

More at Develop.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony – First Screens

Posted in Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags , on August 30, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Rockstar’s sent out the first screenshots of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony tonight.

Rockstar’s formally released one screen, but they have sent out three other screens to GTA fansites. Luckily, we all four of them here for you to view: they’re after the jump.

The first trailer is out for the DLC on Tuesday. DLC is out officially on October 29th, the five year anniversary of the release of San Andreas.

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Batman Swoops In For New Guinness World Record

Posted in PlayStation 3, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Xbox 360 with tags , , , on August 28, 2009 by James Love

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We’re sure by now many of you out there have played Arkham Asylum and realised how fantastic it is, but if you remain undecided, the Dark Knight of Gotham has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’, with some bat-tastically good scores.

Metacritic have announced that to date Batman: Arkham Asylum has the highest ever average review score out of any superhero game to be released with an average of 91.67 from reviews around the world.

The game flew into shops in the UK today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the PS3 version of the game recieving exclusive DLC allowing you to play as the Joker. If you haven’t got the game already, we sug-jest you get out there and buy it.

We would love it if anyone out there could come up with more comic book hero puns for us to Marvel at.

Huh? Huh??? PR is after the jump. You lot wouldn’t know funny if it slapped you.

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RUMOR: Square Enix Publishing Modern Warfare 2 in Japan

Posted in Activision, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360 with tags , on August 28, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Modern Warfare 2

Square Enix have up yet another teaser site for us to try and guess what game it is this time. Although you dont have to look far.

It’s not of Square’s games anyways as it has a big massive 2 on it: a very familar 2. As in Modern Warfare 2.

It looks like the house that built Final Fantasy is publishing the game in Japan.

We’ll know more soon, but go through here to see for yourself.

Its out on November 10 for PS3 and 360.

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Goes On Tour

Posted in Codemasters, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , , on August 28, 2009 by James Love

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Codemasters today unleashed another trailer for DiRT 2 with nine locations revealed, ranging from the dusty desert tracks of Morocco to the serene mountains of China, sweeping up past fields in Yangshuo.

Over one hundred events will be playable in DiRT 2 too, along with varying game modes ranging from classic rally racing to Last Man Standing where every thirty seconds the racer in last place is eliminated until just one driver remains.

The brand new trailer follows the jump.

DiRT 2 launches on all systems on September 8th in the US and September 11th in the UK. If you wish to whet your appetite there is currently a demo of DiRT 2 on the Xbox Live Marketplace and on the PlayStation Store in the EU.

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13 Video Game Characters Seperated At Birth

Posted in Activision, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Microsoft Games Studios, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by Chris Hawke


Characters. Avatars. People. All designed by developers to have their own distinct body, face, style and personality. But what happens when two characters look rather too similar? Go Online tracks them down and makes a list. That’s what! So sit back and enjoy, as we scroll through the families the gaming industry don’t want you to know about. There’s also a lot of hats.

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