Manhunt's Publisher Fails to Retake 10-Year-Old Promo Site [Update]

This is weird. valiant-ent.tv was a bogus VHS snuff-porn site Rockstar established way back in 2003 to promote the infamous Manhunt series until it let the registration lapse. Last month someone took over the domain and they're using it to flack a petition for a sequel. Now Manhunt's publisher is trying to regain… » 9/22/13 1:00pm 9/22/13 1:00pm

The Smartest & Dumbest Things Take-Two Interactive Did In 2012

Sometimes you just have to buckle down and put out good games. Take-Two Interactive—and their branches, 2K and Rockstar—did a minimum of futzing around this year, instead releasing a relatively slim, high quality roster. Almost all of Take-Two's sequels improved upon their predecessors. Rockstar brought back Max Payne » 12/20/12 6:30pm 12/20/12 6:30pm

Court Rejects Claim that 'San Andreas' Hero was Based on Cypress Hill…

Unless he wants to try his luck before the U.S. Supreme Court, a backup dancer for Cypress Hill [not pictured, above] won't be getting $250 million-or any money-from the makers of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. A California appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling against the dancer's claim that the character of… » 11/03/12 2:00pm 11/03/12 2:00pm

This is Why Some Smart People Think You'll Be Playing Grand Theft Auto V

There is no release date for Grand Theft Auto V. There are no confirmed platforms for the game. All we have is one trailer and two screenshots, but some of the people who follow the business of the publisher of Grand Theft Auto, Take Two Interactive, are convinced the game will be out before the end of March. » 8/01/12 10:40am 8/01/12 10:40am

A Terrible Decision Created MLB 2K—But It Also Brought Us BioShock

The mythology built up around Major League Baseball 2K » 5/23/12 6:01pm 5/23/12 6:01pm is that the game could not do anything right. Eight-figure losses and terrible review scores every year are, yes, terminal deficiencies. But its pitching and hitting mechanisms forced the dominant to respond with weak revisions to its controls, and MLB Today—when…

Does The Gore in The Darkness II Make You Squeamish?

Ready for a bit of the 'ol ultra-violence? Featured here are the grossest, gnarliest, and most stomach-churning moments contained in the demo for upcoming video game The Darkness II.

If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, The Darkness II's demo is available to you right now. PC, PS3 and non-gold Xbox players can… » 1/17/12 4:30pm 1/17/12 4:30pm