The Troubled Story Behind Mafia II

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The PlayStation Network Unleashes Ultimate Editions for One Week Only

Proving once again that it pays to wait when it comes to the hottest PlayStation 3 games, today Sony is launching Ultimate Editions, a selection of hit PS3 titles bundled with all of their downloadable content for one low price. How much would you pay for complete editions of Red Dead Redemption, BioShock 2, or L.A.… » 5/29/12 8:30am 5/29/12 8:30am

These Aren't Video Game Screenshots, They're Postcards

Iain Andrews' site Steam Postcards has long been my wallpaper supplier of choice. Why? Because he plays games and takes screenshots that aren't the kind of thing you'd find in a magazine or popular internet video game website. » 10/24/11 4:30am 10/24/11 4:30am

Reconsidering Mafia II in the Lights of L.A.

In the runup to the game's release last year, Mafia II's development studio and publicity team tried, with limited success, to set reasonable expectations of the game. "It isn't Grand Theft Auto," I was told, more than once, in emails and in the game's review notes. » 5/22/11 4:00pm 5/22/11 4:00pm

Needless to Say, This Bulletstorm Video is NSFW

While no character in Bulletstorm has the name, the game's script does seem overly concerned with the activities of someone named "Dick." Here's a compilation - by no means exhaustive - of two-dozen references to aforesaid Mr. Richard, within the span of a minute. » 2/25/11 6:00pm 2/25/11 6:00pm

European Lawmaker Gives Free Publicity To Wants Mafia II Banned

Italian-Americans wanted Mafia II banned because they said it portrayed offensive ethnic stereotypes. A European Parliament member wants it banned because it trivializes mob murders. I have a better strategy: STFU about banning bad games, and they'll eventually fade away. » 12/19/10 2:00pm 12/19/10 2:00pm

Review: Mafia II: Joe's Adventures — The Third Strike For A Repeat…

Mafia II returns to Empire Bay with "Joe's Adventures," the game's second paid DLC extension. Can its 24 new missions carry the game forward, or do they dwell on what made Mafia II a good-but-not-great action game? » 11/28/10 7:00pm 11/28/10 7:00pm

Mafia Boobs Censored In Japan

In the Western version of crime game Mafia II, there are vintage copies of Playboy as collectible items. The game even tracks how long players stare at the centerfolds. Cut that time in half for Japan. » 11/15/10 6:00am 11/15/10 6:00am

Things Go Bada-Boom When Joe Barbaro's In Town

Ultimately, Mafia II suffered from too much imagination and not enough substance; "Jimmy's Vendetta," its first paid DLC extension, lacked both. But this trailer for its second, Joe's Adventures, due Nov. 23, actually looks promising. » 11/13/10 6:30pm 11/13/10 6:30pm

Mafia II's Next DLC Package Coming Nov. 23

"Joe's Adventures," a Mafia II DLC extension whose name has been known for some time, will arrive Nov. 23. A narrative flashback, you'll play as Joe Barbaro during the time the main game's protagonist, Vito Scaletta, is in prison. » 10/23/10 1:00am 10/23/10 1:00am

Mafia II Producer Apologizes For 'Gay Space Marines' Comment

Denby Grace, the senior producer for 2K Games' Mafia II has apologized for a flip answer to a rather stock interview question in which he said "gay space marines" were the biggest problem facing video games. » 9/22/10 9:30pm 9/22/10 9:30pm

Guinness Gives Mafia II The F-Bomb Record

Yesterday, Rooster Teeth's Achievement Hunters compiled 200 instances of Mafia II using a four-letter word that rhymes with "John Kruk." Today, Guinness World Records says it's provisionally certified the game as the all-time F-bomb champion among video games. » 9/16/10 7:20pm 9/16/10 7:20pm

Mafia II Sets An F-Bomb Record [NSFW]

House Of The Dead: Overkill previously held the Guinness-certified World Record for most uses of the F-word in a video game, with 189. Mafia II has whacked that target. Rooster Teeth's Achievement Hunter compiled all 200. Language very NSFW.

Achievement Hunter: World Record F-Bombs
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All 50 Playboy Centerfolds Of Mafia II

Mafia II's got some issues, but give the devil its due, it's got some nudity in it. Hot Blooded Gaming, to my knowledge, is the first to round up and gallerize all 50 of its collectible Playboy centerfolds. » 9/11/10 12:00pm 9/11/10 12:00pm

Mafia II: Jimmy's Vendetta Review: Sand And Fury

Mafia II's release was clouded by confusion over what "open-world" really meant. Some assumed it meant "sandbox," where Mafia II was anything but. Jimmy's Vendetta, the game's first batch of downloadable content offers more of what some had been expecting. » 9/10/10 7:30pm 9/10/10 7:30pm