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  • Blog Post: Fallout 4 Deathclaw Ruins A Perfectly Reasonable Conversation About A Nearby Deathclaw

    Fallout is no stranger to its monsters causing a ruckus in the open world , but this one sets itself apart thanks to its build-up. The video comes from YouTube channel Brian Healy and in it a settler is seeking help from the player. He warns "something nasty" is living nearby, while in the... More
  • Blog Post: Fallout 4 Glitches – The Strange Side Of The Wasteland

    Update: Now that Fallout 4 has officially landed on the market, players continue to discover humorous glitches to help liven up their time in the Wasteland. Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite Fallout 4 lets players construct and decorate their own settlements. It looks like a fun diversion, albeit one with... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Metal Gear Solid V Or Mad Max?

    We're only about a month away from two of this Fall's big open world titles. On September 1 both Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Mad go on sale. Which one will you be buying first? The editorial staff at GI has been talking a lot about September 1, because that's the release... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer Open World Or Linear Experiences?

    There's plenty of room for both types of games, but do you have a preference? One of the themes of my personal top five games of last generation list was how much I enjoy linear, directed experiences. I love games like The Last of Us and Half-Life 2 that have dedicated paths leading to specific storytelling... More
  • Blog Post: Dying Light Is Now A New-Gen Exclusive

    Techland announced via its Facebook page today that Dying Light will now be a new-gen and PC exclusive. The open-world game set during the zombie apocalypse was originally supposed to be on current- and last-gen consoles and is set to launch this coming January. Dying Light is still on track for that... More
  • Blog Post: The San Andreas Flight School Update Comes To Grand Theft Auto Online Tomorrow

    Tomorrow Rockstar Games is releasing the San Andreas Flight School Update for Grand Theft Auto Online tomorrow. In the announcement trailer below, retired marine leadership performance coach and reenactment enthusiast J.T Boyd explains how the flight school allows you to experience the thrill of being... More
  • Blog Post: Report – Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Headed To Xbox One And PS4

    According to a posting on Amazon, United Front Games’ 2012 open world title, Sleeping Dogs, looks to be getting a next-gen upgrade. According to a product listing on Amazon , Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition has been rebuilt for both the PS4 and Xbox One and will come packaged with a 28-page concept... More
  • Blog Post: Yu Suzuki Reminisces About Shenmue, Expresses Interest In Shenmue 3

    Yu Suzuki, the mind behind Shenmue, spoke today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco about how his vision came together. The project was ambitious from its beginnings, but Suzuki was always after something grandiose. After joining Sega in '93, Suzuki's early work was creating arcade... More
  • Blog Post: New Mirror's Edge Set In An Open World

    The newly announced Mirror's Edge game is set in an open world, according to Electronic Arts. During a recent analyst call, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau called the cult classic follow-up an "open-world action adventure game." Nothing was mentioned about how an open environment would... More
  • Blog Post: State Of Decay And Its Open World Apocalypse

    Zombie games have been in constant supply during this console generation, but many of them focus on action. With the upcoming State of Decay for Xbox Live Arcade, developer Undead Labs is instead forcing the player to focus more on survival and building a community of survivors. In the game's open... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Recreated In Legos

    We're already getting Lego City Undercover , which is basically a Legofied Grand Theft Auto game, but what if Rockstar actually made its upcoming opus out of Legos? Compare Rockstar's original trailer for GTA V with its Lego incarnation below, courtesy of Machinima's Interactive Film Festival... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Want An Open World Metal Gear Solid?

    The trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is impressive, but do we really want to play as Snake in an open world? Obviously, we can't pass judgement on the game until we've been able to play it, nor can we make assumptions about the gameplay until we have seen more of it. That being said... More
  • Blog Post: Sleeping Dogs Trailer Explores What Makes A Good Man

    We don't know what makes a good man, but based on Sleeping Dog's new trailer, we'd say it must have something to do with fast cars, big guns, and lots of explosions. Sleeping Dogs releases next Tuesday, August 14. Check out the trailer below: More
  • Blog Post: Sleeping Dogs Looks Way Better On PC

    Sleeping Dogs is releasing for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on August 17 -- but the PC version isn't just an identical port. Publisher Square Enix has revealed the PC version has been enhanced to take advantage state-of-the-art PC hardware. The Sleeping Dogs for PC will feature a "high-resolution... More
  • Blog Post: Resident Evil Creator Interested In Open-World Genre

    Shinji Mikami has expressed interest in creating his own sandbox game. Inspired by his love of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (above), Mikami has indicated an interest in the open-world genre beyond that of a fan. He told magazine PSM3 that he thinks his love of the game stems from the depth of gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: Just Cause 2: Ultimate Edition Hits PSN

    The open world action game Just Cause 2 hits PSN today at a reduced price, and it comes bundled with both DLC packs. Just Cause 2: Ultimate Edition includes the Black Market Aerial Pack, which gave players a new Jet Fighter and a parachute add-on, and the Black Market Boom Pack, which introduced a number... More
  • Blog Post: Two Million Bludgeoned To Death With Volition’s Phallus

    Saints Row: The Third isn’t afraid to push against cultural mores. Case in point, the game’s giant *** bat, the Penetrator, which has killed over two million denizens of Steelport since the game released. Volition’s stat tracking has revealed a few other interesting tidbits. More than... More
  • Blog Post: Win A Copy Of Saints Row: The Third And A Pair Of Astro Headphones

    With all the great games that have hit the market in the past couple weeks, we wouldn’t be surprised if you missed out on Volition’s wild open world title Saints Row: The Third. Here’s you’re chance to win a free copy of the game along with a pair of Astro’s Wireless A40... More
  • Blog Post: No Citizen Is Safe In Saints Row: The Third Developer Walkthrough

    Looking to see more of THQ’s upcoming Saint Row: The Third in action? Check out the game’s latest developer diary. Watch Volition’s Drew Holmes assault the city’s homeless population and then take to the streets in a tank in the following video. Warning: this video is intended... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Publishing LEGO City Stories On Wii U

    Nintendo didn’t make a lot of game announcements for the Wii U during its E3 press conference, but it was willing to confirm that is was publishing at least one title for the new system, LEGO City Stories. Developed by TT Games, LEGO City Stories will be a new open world entry in the LEGO franchise... More
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