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  • Blog Post: Footage Of Canceled Streets Of Rage Remake Appears Online

    Ruffian Games, the developer behind Crackdown 2, was working on a new downloadable Streets of Rage game, but it was canceled. Some footage from the game has snuck its way online though, giving all of us a chance to look at what may have been. [via NeoGAF and Eurogamer ] More
  • Blog Post: Update: Complete List Of Avatar Awards

    The list has been updated with new Avatar Awards for Halo 4, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Darksiders II, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. If you'd rather spend your hard-earned cash on games rather than clothing for your Xbox 360 Avatar, yet still like the idea of dressing him or her in video game... More
  • Blog Post: Joanna Dark, Baird Get Minecraft 360 Skins

    A slew of new Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition skin packs are slated to hit the Xbox Live Marketplace and there might just be a few familiar faces. There are 45 new skins on the way for the popular Mojang title. Some of them will be from other games. Agent Level 5 from Crackdown 2, Joanna Dark of Perfect... More
  • Blog Post: What Is Ruffian Games Up To?

    Earlier today a job posting on the website for Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games read the studio signed a “major contract with one of the biggest publishers in the industry to create a AAA game for current generation consoles," but that appears to have been an error. "It’s a story... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2 Gets A Deluge Of DLC

    If Crackdown 2 wasn’t enough to satisfy you, get ready for a deluge of extra content. Microsoft is prepping another package of downloadable content for this summer's open-world, super-cop title. The newest batch of DLC includes a new Horde-style co-op mode called Deluge, which pits four players... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Opens The Toy Box For Crackdown 2

    Microsoft and Ruffian games are giving players who have hung onto their copies of Crackdown 2 a new reason to put their disc back in their 360s for another spin. Crackdown 2’s first set of downloadable content, called Toy Box, gives players a few free goodies, but the premium content will cost... More
  • Blog Post: July NPD: Industry Sales Slightly Dip, 360 Takes Top Slot, Football Reigns Supreme

    It's about that time again. The latest NPD numbers are out. Here's what's going on in the industry. This month the NPD numbers stayed relatively flat over last year. Video game sales as a whole (non-PC software, hardware, and accessories), slightly dipped from $850.6 to $846.6M. "While... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2 Scales To The Top Of The UK Sales Charts

    Crackdown 2 may have been a wee bit of a disappointment, but one thing's for sure: It's selling well in the United Kingdom. The game has taken the top slot in the UK's Chart Track figures in its first week of availability, which ended July 10. Ruffian Games' title knocked Lego Harry Potter... More
  • Blog Post: Rants 'N Raves: Crackdown 2

    Not everyone has the time to read or write a full review of every game that hits the market. Rants 'n Raves is your chance to read a quick breakdown of a game's strengths and weaknesses, as well as provide your own analysis. The concept is simple: put your pros and cons in a bullet point format... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2’s Paid DLC Unofficially Unveiled

    Those who picked up and enjoyed Ruffian Games’ Crackdown 2 (read our review ) are in for a real treat. Two sets of premium DLC for the game have been discovered in the achievements. The two DLC packs are Toy Box and Deluge. Each is tied to two existing achievements. If you earn achievements such... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown's Sequel And Portable RPG Crack - Weekly Round Up 7/5

    This week sees the release of a highly anticipated 360 sequel, a JRPG of heroic proportions, and the portable version of a beloved Shin Megami Tensei game. That's right, Crackdown 2 (read our review ) hits the Xbox 360, Dragon Quest IX Sentinnels of the Starry Skies finally comes to America, and... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2's Agent Surfaces In Perfect Dark

    Crackdown 2 hits store shelves next week, and gamers who buy it will get a nice little bonus – assuming they've also bought Perfect Dark on Xbox Live Arcade. As a hidden easter egg, an agent from Crackdown will automatically become a playable character in Perfect Dark's multiplayer mode... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2 Licensed Soundtrack Revealed

    The new Crackdown game will feature a wealth of classic songs and remixed tracks for your listening pleasure. Crackdown 2 includes a full original score by composer Kevin Riepl, but there's also a wealth of licensed tracks included in the game, along with remixes of some truly classic tunes. There... More
  • Blog Post: Blood Suckers – Weekly Roundup 6/28

    EA’s APB, Sin & Punishment, Naughty Bear, and Lego Harry Potter all hit retail this week. We’re more excited about downloadable deals, though; PB Winterbottom will be available at a greatly discounted rate of 400 Microsoft Points for a limited time. But the above releases aren’t... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2 Achievements Reveal Ridiculous Gameplay

    In just over a month, budding Agents will return to Pacific City to rid the beleaguered metropolis from even more gang lords, evil corporations, and mutated freaks. But what can players expect, besides jumping across rooftops and hurling cars at puny opponents? If the game's achievements are anything... More
  • Blog Post: New Crackdown 2 Developer Diary

    Microsoft and Ruffian Games just released the second part of a three-part video developer diary called “Nothing is Sacred.” If you’re interested to see how the new developer is handling the game's sense of humor check out the video below. More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2 Hits The Streets This July

    Your return trip to Pacific City has a concrete date now . You’ll begin delivering rocket launcher justice on July 6 when the game hits the U.S. Asia, Australia, and New Zealand will receive the game on July 8, and Europe will get it on July 9. If you’re interested in getting a taste of the... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2 Gets New Features Via DLC

    Crackdown 2 is coming out this summer, and developer Ruffian Games is already talking about DLC for the title. Fans of the first Crackdown took full advantage of the game's open world structure and came up with their own ways of having fun and causing mayhem around Pacific City. Fan-made YouTube... More
  • Blog Post: New Crackdown 2 Screens Highlight Return Trip To Pacific City

    Thanks to news coming from Microsoft's X10, we now have a better idea of when to expect Crackdown 2 in our Xbox 360s, but that's not the only batch of Crackdown 2 goodies coming from the big M. We've also got a new batch of screenshots showcasing some of the baddies you'll be fighting... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 2 Coming Late This Year, Pre-Order For Exclusive Armor

    Looking forward to slipping into the armor of an Agent in Crackdown 2? Well the game may not be releasing until late this year, but you can start looking forward to your pre-order bonuses now. If you pre-order Crackdown 2 you’ll receive four suits of exclusive Agency armor for your super-powered... More
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