Posts Tagged 2k games


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s Jack pack gets sexy trailer

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel‘s Doppelganger pack is exploiting the fact that I’m contractually bound to write about any trailer that uses Right Said Fred music.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Nov 2014 | 2

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s DLC lets you play as Handsome Jack

The first DLC pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will let you step into the shiny shoes of Handsome Jack.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Nov 2014 | 1

Evolve’s Savage Goliath trailer unexpectedly shows the Savage Goliath

I don’t know about you, but I can’t say I was expecting a trailer for Evolve called the “Savage Goliath” trailer to be a long look at the Savage Goliath.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Oct 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth intro cinematic released

2K have released the intro cinematic for Civilization: Beyond Earth.
The cinematic is a pre-rendered affair, showing exactly who boarded the rockets off Earth, how they were chosen, and how they got to their new home.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Oct 2014 | Comments Off

New Civilization: Beyond Earth screens depict cities

See the sights of beautiful Ganzorig in these new screenshots of Civilization: Beyond Earth.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Yes, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will have a Season Pass

2K and Gearbox have announced the Season Pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and it looks rather a lot like the pre-release DLC info for Borderlands 2.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Sep 2014 | 1

Irrational Games effectively shutting down, lays off majority of staff

Well, this is a bit of a shocker. Irrational Games, the studio within 2K responsible for BioShock, System Shock 2 and Freedom Force, will no longer exist as we know it.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Evolve’s official trailer shows very little actual gameplay

Turtle Rock Studios and 2K have released a two-minute trailer of their forthcoming 4v1 shooter Evolve, set to the strains of a cover of Danzig’s Mother.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Feb 2014 | 1

Borderlands 2 and Dishonored team up for a Valentine’s Day massacre

Oh come on. Are we starting the Valentine’s Day stuff already?

By Tim McDonald | 17 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Turtle Rock officially announces Evolve

If your memory for games is longer than that of your average dormouse, you’ll probably remember that Turtle Rock’s Evolve was revealed this time last week.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

XCOM: Enemy Within Review

XCOM: Enemy Within is, in a lot of ways, the quintessential expansion pack.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Nov 2013 | 1

Floating up: Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea gets launch trailer

The first part of BioShock Infinite‘s first proper expansion, Burial at Sea, is out today.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2: TK Baha’s Bloody Harvest gets un-bloody screens, date

Despite Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep making it look like our adventures in Borderlands 2 were over, Gearbox aren’t done yet.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

XCOM: Enemy Within’s Security Breach trailer details human enemies

A new trailer for the forthcoming XCOM: Enemy Within expansion has been released, detailing the rogue organisation EXALT.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

The Men Who Stare at Mutons: XCOM The Bureau gets some DLC

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified turned out better than I’d expected. That doesn’t make it great or essential or anything, but the prospect of a DLC mini-campaign for $5.00 USD doesn’t sound too bad.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Get to know XCOM: Enemy Unknown in free Steam weekend

Oo-err, it’s another one of those big weekend-long Steam sales – and this week’s one is a whole host of 2K Games games, kicked off with XCOM: Enemy Unknown at 75% off.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

You trippin': Gearbox prologues Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep

That’s it, we’re boned. Either I missed this a few months ago, or game developers have now decided that they’re free to release trailers and videos for things that are already out.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Aug 2013 | 1

Borderlands 2’s next level cap increase coming next week

If you’re still playing Borderlands 2 then you’re probably eagerly awaiting the raise of the level cap.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Aug 2013 | 1

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will make an excellent study for game historians.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Base expansion: XCOM: Enemy Within due November

2K and Firaxis have announced that XCOM: Enemy Within – an expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown – will launch in November.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Aug 2013 | 2

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will be 20-30 hours long, expansions in the works

In a reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) session that kicked off about an hour ago, 2K Marin’s Morgan Gray (creative director) and Erik Caponi (lead narrative designer) have been fielding a few questions about The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified video depicts THE AFTERMATH

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified‘s live-action videos aren’t quite as hilarious and campy as, say, the Payday 2 web series, but they’ve got a certain unique charm of their own.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Aug 2013 | 1

Alien wares: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified gets pre-order bonuses

If you haven’t already been burned by pre-ordering all sorts of high-profile games that turned out to be rubbish, you might be interested to know that pre-orders for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified are now open, complete with tiered rewards.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

No clowning: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified’s Orbit the Clown trailer

If you thought that the The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer from a few days ago didn’t give away much about the game, prepare to be surprised and disappointed: today’s Orbit the Clown trailer is a live-action trailer which reveals even less.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified trailer X-poses the game’s real-time tactics

It’s sort of hard to be annoyed about The Bureau: XCOM Declassified now that we’ve actually had a good, classic, authentic, turn-based XCOM game.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt review

I finally hit level 50.
It took me awhile. Borderlands 2 came out four months ago (a lengthy stint, in this now-obsessed industry) and I have apparently played it for 86 hours, which – depressingly – may well be more time than I’ve spent savouring chocolate in my entire life.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Jan 2013 | 1

XCOM still too tough for some, next patch will make it easier

Apparently there are some players for whom XCOM: Enemy Unknown is still too difficult when set to ‘Easy’ mode.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

New Bioshock ‘Beast of America’ trailer

2K Games has released a brand new trailer for Bioshock Infinite, this one featuring a whole lot of skyhooking, special ability spamming and catchy tunes.

By John Robertson | 22 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Borderlands is going mobile with Borderlands Legends

It’s happening, there’s a Borderlands game coming to an Apple device near you later this month.

By John Robertson | 22 Oct 2012 | 1

XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Review] – World turns

Back when I was a wee lad of about 10, we got hold of Terror from the Deep, the aquatic sequel to UFO: Enemy Unknown (which was better known as X-COM: UFO Defense across the Atlantic, and I’ll grudgingly call it that to distinguish it from the similarly-named 2012 game).

By Tim McDonald | 18 Oct 2012 | 2