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  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Biggest Challenge For Making Crackdown's Multiplayer Destruction Work Is Your ISP

    Since the Xbox One was announced, we’ve been hearing about the power of the cloud. In the upcoming Crackdown from Reagent Games, it manifests as completely destructible environments in multiplayer. Jeff Cork destroyed a cloud city at Gamescom (sorry, Lando), and saw how the game scales to take... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Microsoft's Full Gamescom Press Conference Right Here

    Microsoft held its Gamescom press briefing at 9 a.m. CT. Over the course of the 90-minute presentation, the publisher showcased many of its exclusive titles coming within the next year, including Crackdown 3, Quantum Break, and Platinum Games' Scalebound. We also saw footage from Halo 5: Guardians... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown 3 Features 100-Percent Destructible Multiplayer Environments

    With Crackdown 3, developer Reagent Games aims to maintain the Crackdown series' classic gameplay while adding new ways to cause mayhem and destruction. In the first and second Crackdown games, players took the roles of overpowered cops as they ran through the city and fought criminal organizations... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Gamescom 2015 Plans, Games To Be Shown

    E3 isn’t even distant in our rear view mirror, but it’s time to start thinking about an even bigger show. Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, is only one month away, and Microsoft plans to make a splash. Especially with Sony skipping a major presence at Gamescom in favor of Paris Games Week, Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown And Scalebound Are Skipping E3 For Gamescom

    Two titles we expected to see next week at Microsoft's press conference won't be making it to the show. Microsoft announced today that Platinum Games' Scalebound and Crackdown led by Dave Jones (who worked on the original) are skipping E3. "Rest assured that titles like Crackdown, Quantum... More
  • Blog Post: New Crackdown Coming To Xbox One [Trailer Added]

    Crackdown fans have a reason to celebrate. A new game, simply titled Crackdown, is headed exclusively to Xbox One. The debut trailer features the classic narrator voice courtesy of Michael McConnohie over three operatives launching a strike against the leader of the Los Muertos gang in the top floor... More
  • Blog Post: August's Xbox Games With Gold Titles: Crackdown, Dead Rising 2

    A new month means two more free Xbox Live Games. In August, Xbox Live Gold members will be jumping from rooftop to rooftop in search of agility orbs and mowing down hordes of undead with homemade weapons. Beginning tomorrow, August 1, Crackdown will be free for Xbox Live Gold members. On August 16, both... More
  • 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: Realtime Worlds Is Bankrupt

    UPDATE: It seems that Activision may be trying to help ease Realtime Worlds' woes. According to Develop Online , the megapublisher is flying six key RTW staffers out to a recruitment event in the United Kingdom. If any news comes out of this, we'll be sure to update further. ORIGINAL STORY: Realtime... More
  • Blog Post: Project MyWorld Was In The Works Before Crackdown And APB

    Earlier this week when developer Realtime Worlds announced their new social game, Project MyWorld, I noted the oddity of such a friendly-looking game coming from the studio that brought us Crackdown and APB. Apparently, the comparison was not lost on Realtime Worlds either. In a new post on the MyWorld... More
  • Blog Post: Crackdown And APB Developer Going Social With Project: MyWorld

    Sure, Realtime Worlds' previous games were the open-world explosion-heavy Crackdown and the crime-based action MMO APB, but it looks like with their next project, they're going for something a little friendlier. Described on its official website as "if Nintendo built Google Earth,"... More
  • Blog Post: Realtime Worlds Restructures Staff For Continued APB Support

    Crackdown and APB: All Points Bulletin developer, Realtime Worlds, announced today that it would be laying off a small portion of it staff – while hiring a few new designers – in order to focus on continued support of its APB MMO. Realtime Worlds released a statement today that read, “Overall... More
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