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Report: Call of Duty: Black Ops most pirated game in 2010

Report: Call of Duty: Black Ops most pirated game in 2010

TorrentFreak‘s annual report on the most pirated games of the year has Activision‘s Call of Duty: Black Ops taking the dubious top honor for 2010. Even with Activision’s attempts to play “good cop” with pirates, Black Ops is estimated to have been downloaded 4.27 million... 

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How Ellen DeGeneres got Matthew Perry his role in Fallout: New Vegas

How Ellen DeGeneres got Matthew Perry his role in Fallout: New Vegas

Who should ex-Friends star Matthew Perry thank for landing his latest job, a role in Fallout: New Vegas? Not his agent. According to senior producer Jason Bergman, Perry’s role was cemented thanks to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. On the April 24, 2009 show, Perry appeared not only to promote 17... 

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Dead Rising 2 Fortune City Map Revealed

Dead Rising 2 Fortune City Map Revealed

Over on Fortune City’s visitor guide website, you’ll find tons of info relating to Dead Rising 2’s world. One of the key elements revealed is a spiffy map of Fortune City to give you all a head start when playing the game. Be sure to head on over to www.visitfortunecity.com to check... 

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Left 4 Dead 2 New Changes Designed To Make It Less Rage Quit-y

Left 4 Dead 2 New Changes Designed To Make It Less Rage Quit-y

Valve is making some noteworthy changes to the way Left 4 Dead 2 plays, the way it scores and the way it can sometimes infuriate players. When Valve polled zombie apocalypse enthusiasts on their rage quitting reasons, this was why. The official Left 4 Dead site outlines some, but not all, of those impending... 

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Fallout Online named, teaser site launches

Fallout Online named, teaser site launches

Interplay has launched a teaser site for Fallout Online, presumably the proper title for Project V13 from Chris Taylor, designer of the original Fallout (with help from Masthead Studios). This comes in the wake of drawn-out legal action between Interplay and Bethesda over the rights to the Fallout... 

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Driver: San Francisco coming to 360, PS3, Wii and PC

Driver: San Francisco coming to 360, PS3, Wii and PC

Ubisoft has announced even more details about its upcoming relaunch of its gritty, open-world franchise, now titled Driver: San Francisco. We make it out to San Francisco for a few days every year for GDC, but we’ve never witnessed a single act of gritty crime, so we’re not sold on how eventful... 

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Fallout: New Vegas vaporizing mutants on Oct 19 in US, Oct 22 in EU

Fallout: New Vegas vaporizing mutants on Oct 19 in US, Oct 22 in EU

What more do we need to say? We’ll be heading back into the future ’50s world of Fallout, sculpted by Obsidian, on October 19 in the US and October 22 in Europe. In case you hadn’t already seen in the recently released E3 trailer, the Las Vegas … er, New Vegas setting is... 

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Left 4 Dead 2’s The Passing Is Coming Next Week

Left 4 Dead 2’s The Passing Is Coming Next Week

The first downloadable episode for Valve‘s southern fried zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2 didn’t make its originally scheduled “late March” release. Thankfully, it looks like “The Passing” campaign will make a late April release. Valve updated the official Left 4 Dead... 

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Left 4 Dead 2 ‘The Passing’ DLC pushed back, priced at 560 Microsoft Points (always Free on PC)

Left 4 Dead 2 ‘The Passing’ DLC pushed back, priced at 560 Microsoft Points (always Free on PC)

We’re not exactly used to finding out hot scoops on Valve‘s game projects from Xbox Live’s “Inside Xbox” feature “SENTUAMESSAGE,” so it was especially odd to us when we heard that Left 4 Dead 2‘s upcoming Left 4 Dead 1 crossover DLC “The Passing”... 

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This post about Portal 2 concept art is free of Portal jokes

This post about Portal 2 concept art is free of Portal jokes

As a safe haven for all the world’s thinking people, we’d like to happily announce that though this post is about a new look for Portal protagonist Chell in the upcoming Portal 2, you’ll find no sly, winking references to the original game anywhere in sight. We’re fresh out... 

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Runes of Magic announces integrated voice chat

Runes of Magic announces integrated voice chat

Runes of Magic’s 2.8 million players will soon have something besides their favorite MMORPG to talk about: each other. Runewaker Entertainment just announced a partnership with Vivox to provide in-game voice chat for the hit free-to-play title. High definition voice chat will be available in... 

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Runes of Magic Chapter III to debut at GDC

Runes of Magic Chapter III to debut at GDC

Frogster unveiled their next expansion for Runes of Magic back in early February, announcing that Chapter III — The Elder Kingdoms will be arriving in May. Now we have even better news: if you’re planning to attend GDC next week you’re going to get a first look at Chapter III. Frogster... 

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First screens from Fallout: New Vegas surface, feature glorious beards

First screens from Fallout: New Vegas surface, feature glorious beards

Around these parts, we’re all avid supporters of a thick, lustrous beard. Though our tastes for the gaming industries various genres differ greatly, we can all get behind any game so long as it includes characters with copious amounts of facial hair. For this reason alone, a recent batch of screenshots... 

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First Screens Of Left 4 Dead 2’s “The Passing,” New Infected, New Weapons

First Screens Of Left 4 Dead 2’s “The Passing,” New Infected, New Weapons

Valve released new details on the first downloadable add-on for Left 4 Dead 2 today at Microsoft’s X10 event, explaining how “The Passing” will handle the meet up with the original Left 4 Dead survivors. Now, let’s have some media. These ten new screens of the new episode, coming... 

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Video: Left 4 Dead 2’s Realism Mode

Video: Left 4 Dead 2’s Realism Mode

When we first heard that Left 4 Dead 2 would feature a “Realism Mode,” our first reaction was to hide in the closet, swaddled in the comfort of old coats and dust bunnies. Left 4 Dead wasn’t exactly an easy game to begin with, so hearing that there would be an even more realistic,... 

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Left 4 Dead 2’s new Scavenge multiplayer mode revealed

Left 4 Dead 2’s new Scavenge multiplayer mode revealed

Valve took the wraps off Left 4 Dead 2‘s brand-new competitive multiplayer game type, “Scavenge,” at a press event in San Francisco this evening. According to the developer, this mode is built purely for “quick, more frantic gameplay.” (Yes, L4D actually can be more frantic). Scavenge... 

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Left 4 Dead 2 Coming to a Console Near You — Soon

Left 4 Dead 2 Coming to a Console Near You — Soon

Left 4 Dead 2 … already? It’s a question that Valve’s Chet Faliszek has undoubtedly been answering all day. Wary of the negative connotations that come with annual franchises, Faliszek gave us a candid explanation. Put simply, Valve wasn’t entirely satisfied with the original... 

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BioShock 2 multiplayer to show Rapture “before the fall”

BioShock 2 multiplayer to show Rapture “before the fall”

2K just released first proper details of BioShock 2’s multiplayer aspects. Online players will get to see Rapture “before the fall,” and have access to enough Plasmids and weapons to construct the warrior of their pleasing. Digital Extremes is now confirmed as developing the online stuff. Key... 

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