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Vigil Games survives Crytek, forms new studio, considers more Darksiders

That is, until three weeks ago, when Vigil founder and Crytek USA head David Adams had an epiphany of sorts and abruptly quit the company, taking his core studio team with him to form another independent studio: Gunfire Games. "I decided and resigned that same day," Adams said. While the decision to leave Crytek 18 months after joining the company was in part spurred by the publisher's money issues, said Adams, that wasn't the entire reason. "Forming another independent studio was something that I thought about because of what was going on," he said. "It got to the point where people were starting to leave." And it was those people, many of whom had worked as a team through three companies, who mattered most to Adams. "It really was the team," he said. "When you make a game, one of...

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Darksiders could be headed to Linux (update)

Darksiders could be on its way to Linux, if an image posted to the series' official Facebook page today is any indication. The screenshot below, which includes the words "Darksiders Linux" in the title bar, was posted alongside a comment that reads, "From our labs!" Developed at Vigil Games, Darksiders was released in 2010 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. It's currently available for $19.99 on Steam. THQ, the game's original publisher, declared bankruptcy in December 2012, and Nordic Games acquired the Darksiders franchise and more in April 2013. Earlier this year, Nordic brought Darksiders 2 back to the European Wii U eShop. "The reason to bring it back is that we love Darksiders and some of us are also big fans of Nintendo and their games," business and product...

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THQ's abandoned office is a ghost town full of video game relics

When THQ declared bankruptcy and dissolved, it abandoned its office, leaving boxes, games, marketing materials and more behind, according to a gallery created by Reddit user Soulessgingr.  The Redditor works for a company that moved into THQ's former headquarters. According to Soulessgingr, the THQ office includes abandoned hardware like cables, monitors, routers and TVs. "It seems the building owner paid THQ for all the stuff they left," Soulessgingr wrote.  But more important to video game fans, the office is also littered with video game awards, boxes and promotional materials for former THQ games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, which found new life at Ubisoft,  Saints Row the Third: Enter the Dominatrix, a planned standalone expansion that was eventually incorporated into S...

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Nordic 'watching the Wii U situation,' brings Darksiders 2 back to EU eShop

Austrian publisher Nordic Games is making another move with its properties purchased during THQ liquidation auction: the company returned Darksiders 2 to the Wii U eShop in Europe today as it continues to monitor what business and product development director Reinhard Pollice calls "the Wii U situation." Pollice told Polygon this morning that Darksiders 2 was pulled from the European Wii U eShop last March prior to Nordic's purchase of the IP. The popular action role-playing hack-and-slash title is still available on the North American eShop. Global manager of PR Philipp Brock added that Nordic does not know why Darksiders 2 was removed from the eShop in the first place. "The reason to bring it back is that we love Darksiders and some of us are also big fans of Nintendo and their...

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Stacking, Darksiders, more discounted on Xbox Live

This week, the Xbox Games Store is offering discounts on a number of titles published by Nordic Games, such as Double Fine Productions' Stacking and Vigil Games' Darksiders series, Microsoft announced today. Here's the full list: Arcania - $6.59 (67 percent off) Arcania: Fall of Setarrif - $3.29 (67 percent off) Darksiders - $6.59 (67 percent off) Darksiders 2 - $19.79 (67 percent off) Darksiders 2: Argul's Tomb - $2.30 (67 percent off) Darksiders 2 Death Rides Pack - $2.30 (67 percent off) Darksiders 2 Season Pass - $6.59 (67 percent off) MX vs. ATV Reflex - $4.99 (75 percent off) Painkiller: Hell and Damnation - $14.99 (50 percent off) Stacking - $7.49 (50 percent off) Wheel of Fortune - $9.99 (50 percent off) Last April, Nordic acquired a vast number of...

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Polygon Gift Guide: The Lost Classics

The lost classics The lost classics Alan Wake ALAN WAKE Alan Wake is a triumph of narrative storytelling in a medium that often struggles to balance story and gameplay. Remedy Entertainment's tale of a novelist struggling with writer's block doles out its tale of love, loss and black magic in a series of hour-long narrative chunks. With little more than a flashlight, a cast of memorable characters and an eerie soundtrack from the likes of Roy Orbison, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and David Bowie, Alan Wake marks a high point of the last several years. Darksiders 2 Darksiders 2 Darksiders 2 is proof that sequels have merit. Released in mid-2012, it tells a story of the second of four horsemen of the apocalypse, Death. The first took...

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Humble Weekly Sale offers nine Nordic Games

The latest pay-what-you-want Humble Weekly Sale focuses on a sampling of nine titles from Nordic Games' catalogue. Until next Thursday, Oct. 10, you can pay $1-5 to receive Steam keys for the Windows PC versions of Red Faction: Armageddon, Supreme Commander, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, The Guild 2 and the Neighbours From Hell Compilation. Pay $6 or more, and you'll also receive Arcania, Darksiders 2, Painkiller: Hell & Damnation and SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny. Buyers can split each sale three ways: between Nordic games, the bundle's organizers, and two charities, the Red Cross and Child's Play. You can see Nordic Games' titles in motion by watching the highlight video above.

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Xbox 360 Spring Bundle $50 off at Microsoft Store, Amazon

The Xbox 360 Spring Bundle, which includes a 250 GB console and copies of Darksiders 2 and Batman: Arkham City, is currently available for $249.99, $50 off its regular price. The deal is available both at the Microsoft Store and Amazon. Microsoft originally released the package this past February, and said it would be available "for a limited time." The bundle also includes a free one-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold in addition to the usual pack-in accessories. Darksiders 2 comes on a disc, while Arkham City is available in the package via download token.

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Darksiders 2 disappearing from Wii U eShop after March 31

Darksiders 2 will no longer be available from the Wii U eShop after March 31, Nintendo Life reports. This news comes following a statement posted on the European Wii U eShop which adds that users who already own the title but need to re-download it will still be able to after March 31. As of press time there is no similar statement on the North American eShop. We have contacted Nintendo regarding the status of Darksiders 2 in North America, in addition to why it is disappearing in Europe. We will update when further information is available.

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Humble Mobile Bundle brings a package deal, The Room to Android devices

The Humble Mobile Bundle brings the packaged, choose-your-own-price offers of its Mac and PC counterpart to Android devices, the Humble Bundle organizers announced today. The first Humble Mobile Bundle includes four titles for folks who purchase it at any price: strategy title Anomaly Korea, puzzle game Contre Jour, Plants vs. Zombies and "third person action brawler" Bladeslinger. Anyone who purchases the pack at higher than its average price ($5.53, at the time of this writing) will also get Metal Slug 3 and award-winning puzzle game The Room, which makes its Android debut today. As always, shoppers can choose which portion of their donation goes to three potential recipients: the developers of the games, the Humble Bundle organizers or the bundle's designated charities, the...

Darksiders 2 Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 08/14/2012
    • Publisher THQ
    • Developer Vigil Games
    • Score 9
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 08/14/2012
    • Publisher THQ
    • Developer Vigil Games
    • Score 9
  • Windows
    • Released 08/14/2012
    • Publisher THQ
    • Developer Vigil Games
  • Wii U
    • Released 11/18/2012
    • Publisher THQ
    • Developer Vigil Games
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