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Platform PS3, 360, Win Publisher THQ Developer Vigil Games Release Date 01/05/2010

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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 games...


Best Buy back to school sale discounts BioShock Infinite, Battlefield 3 and more

Best Buy launched its back to school sale yesterday, offering discounts on a handful of video games including BioShock Infinite, Battlefield 3 Premium Edition and Assassin's Creed 3, according to the company's sale page. Customers have until this Saturday to take advantage of the sale, which also includes free shipping. Sale games on the table include: Assassin's Creed 3 on Xbox 360 or PS3 for $19.99 Battlefield 3: Premium Edition on Xbox 360 or PS3 for $29.99 BioShock Infinite on Xbox 360 or PS3 for $39.99 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U for $19.99 The Hip Hop Dance Experience on Xbox 360 for $11.99 Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition on Wii for $7.99 Pokemon Conquest on Nintendo DS for $14.99 SimCity Limited Edition on Windows PC for $39.99 Tomb Raider...


Vigil Games was planning to add cooperative multiplayer, last two Horsemen to Darksiders 3

Vigil Games was planning to add cooperative multiplayer to a third installment in the Darksiders series had they retained control of the IP, former Vigil creative director Joe Madureira told IGN. The Darksiders games, along with more than 150 other titles, were acquired by Nordic Games in April at the close of the THQ bankruptcy auction. Prior to the purchase, Vigil had been brainstorming story and gameplay ideas for what could have been Darksiders 3, including the addition of the remaining two Horsemen of the Apocalypse. "It was always our hope to do a full four-player co-op game, with all four Horsemen playable," Madureira said. "It's possible we could have pulled it off. I would have liked to introduce Fury and Strife. I know many fans feel robbed that they never got to play the...


Metro: Last Light, Grid 2 discounted for PlayStation Plus members

PlayStation Plus members will be able to grab Metro: Last Light for 20 percent off ($47.99) and the Grid 2 pre-order at a 10 percent discount ($53.99) starting this week, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. Following the update, cross-buy platform adventure game Knytt Underground will also be added to the Instant Game Collection. PlayStation Plus members will be able to pick it up for free, while regular PSN members can grab it for $14.99. Darksiders and Tekken 6, meanwhile, will no longer be available through the Instant Game Collection as of May 21. Darksiders joined the Instant Game Collection in Janurary of this year, while Tekken 6 became available in March. Check out the full details for this week's PlayStation Store update here.


The future of Darksiders, Red Faction and THQ's other IP at Nordic Games

"I've seen bad experiences with trying to handle creative people," said Wingefors, self-described entrepreneur and owner of Nordic Games Group and Wingefors Invest. "So we don't have any internal developers and I don't intend to." Typically that wouldn't be a problem for a game distributor, but as of yesterday afternoon unofficially, and next month officially, Wingefors' Nordic Games will be the owner of more than 150 individual titles, rights to titles and video game franchises, each the beloved orphan of THQ's steady disintegration. It will be up to Wingefors and his business team in Austria to decide what to do with the likes of MX Vs. ATV, Darksiders, Red Faction, Deadly Creatures, Destroy All Humans, Supreme Commander, Titan Quest, and the list goes on and on. Does he plan to...


Crytek USA Corp. CEO announces intention to buy Darksiders IP

Ex-Vigil personnel now residing at Crytek intend to make a bid on the Darksiders intellectual property because it belongs with its creators, according to a tweet by Crytek USA Corp. David Adams. "Going to bid on Darksiders IP," Adams wrote. "Put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators." Vigil Games closed in January this year when THQ didn't find a buyer for the studio. Adams, Vigil's co-founder, went on to found a new studio in Austin, Texas under the Crytek umbrella. The new studio was founded within two weeks of Vigil's shuttering and the studio consists of 35 former Vigil Games employees. Adams followed up the first tweet with another, largely stating the same thing but with the addition of PS3 and Xbox 360 hashtags. D...


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...


Best Buy Presidents Day sale discounts 3DS hits, Darksiders 2 and more

Popular 3DS titles like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Paper Mario: Sticker Star, as well as a few EA Sports titles and other recent releases, will be discounted this weekend as part of Best Buy's Presidents Day promotion. Through Monday, Feb. 18, over 20 titles will have their prices marked down by fairly large percentages. Here's a few worth taking a look at: FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360 and PS3) — $39.99, down from $59.99 Pokemon Black and White 2 — $14.99, down from $34.99 Paper Mario: Sticker Star — $19.99, down from $39.99 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Xbox 360 and PS3) — $39.99, down from $59.99 Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360 and PS3) — $29.99, down from $59.99 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii) — $11.99, down from $39.99 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword...


Journey and The Walking Dead win big at the 16th annual DICE awards

At tonight's 16th annual DICE Awards, PlayStation exclusive Journey won eight of its eleven category nominations, including Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and Outstanding Innovation in Gaming. The Walking Dead won four of its eight nominations, including Adventure Game of the Year, Downloadable Game of the Year and Outstanding Character Performance of protagonist Lee Everett (voiced by Dave Fennoy). Halo 4 won two of six nominated categories, including Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity and Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering. The Academy's Peer Panels evaluated more than 100 games, a peer panel for each category, with 63 nominated for awards. Voting for the awards was online and anonymous. "For the past 16 years, the D.I.C.E. Awards have...

Darksiders Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 01/05/2010
    • Publisher THQ
    • Developer Vigil Games
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 01/05/2010
    • Publisher THQ
    • Developer Vigil Games
  • Windows
    • Released 09/22/2010
    • Publisher THQ
    • Developer Vigil Games
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