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  • Blog Post: Bungie Gifts Man Recovering From Brain Surgery Rare Exotic Destiny Weapon

    Bungie made a nice gesture to a Destiny fan who's been recovering from multiple brain surgeries. Reddit user "Bkbunny87" posted that her husband, who has been playing Destiny as a form of physical and mental therapy, had received a rare exotic weapon in the game as a gift from Bungie community... More
  • Blog Post: Leaked Trailer Reveals Zombies In Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    A trailer that leaked to the Internet shows off zombies in Activision's upcoming Call of Duty game. The trailer surfaced on Reddit, and has been taken down and reposted several times. There is a live link in the original thread. The clip is quite dramatic, showing a soldier fleeing from an oncoming... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Beta Is Now Open To Everyone

    If you weren't lucky enough to get a code for Bungie's Destiny beta, cry no more. The studio has now opened up the beta to all gamers. The move was announced with this post on the Bungie site: " Today, at 4:00 PM PDT, we’re opening the Destiny Beta to anyone who wants to create a character... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield Beta Now Live For Select Players, Open Registration Coming Soon

    The much anticipated public beta of EA and DICE's Battlefield 4 is now online. Right now, the beta is not open to everyone. To receive access you have meet one of three criteria: you bought the Battlefield 4 Deluxe Digital Edition, you are a Battlefield Premium member, or you are a registered owner... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Announces Destiny Beta Invite Program For Pre-Orders

    If you want to get in on the early access beta for Bungie's online shooter Destiny, you'll need to pre-order the game. In a press release, Activision announced that it will be giving out early beta invites to those who pre-order the game at participating retailers (no specific list was given... More
  • Blog Post: Killzone: Mercenary Multiplayer Beta Registration Has Begun

    If you want in on the multiplayer beta for Sony's PS Vita shooter Killzone: Mercenary, act fast. Registration has begun and will only last until this coming Wednesday. According to the PlayStation Blog, you have until 2 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 17 to sign up. An unspecified number of applicants... More
  • Blog Post: Man Plays Black Ops II For 135 Hours Straight

    Australian gamer Okan Kaya has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest marathon gaming session ever recorded: a stunning 135 hour play session of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Is there an Achievement for that? Kaya is employed by online retailer 4Cabling, and played the game for seven days to make... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock's Big Daddy Sighted In New Borderlands 2 DLC

    Video has surfaced of BioShock's legendary Big Daddy appearing in the newly released Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty DLC for Borderlands 2. You'll also get a glimpse of BioShock's Little Sister. Check it out. Source: Kotaku More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Game Genre Are You Burned Out On?

    In the age of infinite triple-A shooters, zombie titles, and quirky indie games, it's easy to feel burned out on a particular genre. Which, if any, game genres are you sick of seeing? After the deluge of shooters at E3, I feel even more burned out on the genre(s) than I normally do. I grew up on... More
  • Blog Post: Twisted Metal Creator Jaffe Working On Free-To-Play Shooter

    Having just departed from Eat Sleep Play -- the studio he helped found -- after balancing and bug-fixing the company's recent Twisted Metal, Dave Jaffe is already hard at work on a new project. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Jaffe said his new game is a " free-to-play, browser-based... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Online Announces Free-To-Play Shooter Bullet Run

    Sony Online Entertainment is expanding its offering of free-to-play games with a new competitive multiplayer shooter entitled Bullet Run. The game's fiction places players in a near-future deathmatch style TV game show (a plot we're pretty sure has never been previously used in any movie or game... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Playable Doom (and Quake!) Levels Hidden In id's Rage

    [Update] Thanks to GI readers Garrett, Jake Hofmann, and Tyler, we now know that id's other major franchise, Quake, is also seen in a Rage Easter egg [Original Story] Yesterday, it was revealed that there was a small Wolfenstein Easter egg in id Software's latest shooter Rage. Now, it appears... More
  • Blog Post: Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero Developer Neversoft Is Working On New Shooter

    If you were wondering what Neversoft -- once Activision's premier internal development studio in the days before Blizzard and Infinity Ward -- has been up to since Guitar Hero was put on ice, it looks like we might have some new clues. A story published on the website Gamerzines speculates that Neversoft... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox Says It Will Make Another Traditional Brothers In Arms After Furious 4

    Gearbox's impressed us with Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 at E3. The game reinvents the previously historically accurate WWII shooter series as a gonzo black comedy in the vein of Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds . However, the studio is not abandoning its traditional Brothers in Arms games, according... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Does EA Have Studio Named Black Troll Working On A PS3 Shooter?

    Well, this is curious. At this late stage in the current console cycle, new franchises -- and system exclusives -- are rare. But it appears that Electronic Arts might have a previously unknown studio, named Black Troll, working on a PlayStation 3 FPS. The sleuths at SystemLink PlayStation have uncovered... More
  • Blog Post: Earn Double XP In Killzone 3 This Weekend

    To welcome players back to the newly restored PlayStation Network and Killzone 3 multiplayer, Sony had declared a Double XP weekend. The promotion has already started and will run through 3AM Monday morning. During that time, you'll earn double the XP in all online multiplayer matches. The blog post... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda's Brink Coming Out Early

    We're used to game delays, but what about games that come out earlier than expected? It does happen every once in a while, so I'm going to coin an annoying, made-up term for it: "prelayed." The latest game to be bit by the prelay bug is Bethesda's Brink. According to a press release... More
  • Blog Post: Atomic Games' Breach Gets Release Date

    Atomic Games' Breach plans on raising the bar for XBLA shooters with impressive graphics and and a massive level of destructible environments. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long too see what they've got in store. According to the game's official site , Breach will be coming out... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Drops New Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Screens

    THQ surprised us by dropping this hot-looking screenshots of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine in our in box, and we'd thought we'd share the wealth. Relic Entertainment's third-person shooter hopes to carve out a unique place in the storied Warhammer universe, and, if these screens are any... More
  • Blog Post: Modern Warfare 3 Coming In 2011?

    Amidst all the financial reporting during its quarterly call to investors and analysts, Activision let slip that a Call of Duty FPS is scheduled to be released in 2011. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said,"We will launch a new first-person action title during the back half of 2011."... More
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