Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sandbox

Grand Theft Auto V box art revealed

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Rockstar has released the official box art for Grand Theft Auto V. The styling takes after the previous releases, and features the game’s three main characters: Michael, Trevor and Franklin.

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See more of Los Santos in new Grand Theft Auto V screenshots

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Rockstar has released 10 new screens from Grand Theft Auto V. Some scenery, skydiving, scuba-diving, and cycling about are on show. Give ‘em a look below.

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Sleeping Dogs – Year of The Snake DLC launches for consoles, PC

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Another new content pack has launched for Sleeping Dogs, Year of The Snake. The add-on takes place after the main storyline as Wei Shen, now back in the ranks of the Hong Kong Police Department, is tasked with taking down a murderous doomsday cult, the Cult of the Snake. He must find and stop the cult before midnight, their designated Judgment Day. Additions include new missions, side activities, outfits, abilities, a tear gas launcher and an electroshock pistol.

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New feature trailer released for Edge of Space

Reverb Publishing has launched a new feature trailer for HandyMan Studios’s Edge of Space. The footage shows a little of everything: some combat, platforming, crafting, monsters, and mechs. The upcoming space-based sandbox title tasks players with using or battling each of the above to terraform a distant planet alongside other players.

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Sleeping Dogs dabbles in car combat with Wheels of Fury

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Wei Shen returns to Hong Kong’s mean streets today with the launch of Wheels of Fury. The mission-based pack includes the game’s first weaponized vehicle, an upgradeable supercar sporting the latest in drug-running technology, roof-mounted machine guns and an EMP pulse weapon. New weapons will become available after each of the five missions, with the ultimate goal being to give the 18K gang the boot from your territory.

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Edge of Space box art, new screens revealed

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HandyMan Studios has revealed more of their progress on Edge of Space, their upcoming space-based sandbox survival-adventure. The latest batch of media includes some new screenshots as well as the final box art. Edge of Space is currently in beta but available for pre-order, with early adopters receiving access to the beta and a discount, from $14.99 to $9.99, at Desura and Digital Rain Games.

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Sleeping Dogs to get six months of DLC, first five packs announced

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Square Enix has announced that United Front Games plans on releasing a series of add-on packs over the next six months for their open-world action title Sleeping Dogs. The first five drops, detailed below, are scheduled to launch over the next three months. The first set will add new missions, new outfits, new cars, and new weapons. And to top it off, the Monkey King Pack will have Wei adopt the form of Sun Wukong.

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Grand Theft Auto V pushed back to September

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Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto V will launch for 360 and PS3 on September 17. The title was originally slated for a spring release. Responding to players’ comments at the official site, the studio stated that the only reason for the delay was because they “want the game to be as good as it needs to be.”

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City now available on PSN

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The 1980s return to the PlayStation 3 today with the launch of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on PSN. The PlayStation 2 Classic is available for $9.99 and will once again put players in the shoes of up-and-coming criminal Tommy Vercetti, following him as he rises through Miami’s underworld. A series favorite of many, Vice City features one of gaming’s best soundtracks and a love of pastels that remains unrivaled.

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Edge of Space beta progress recap for January, screens released

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Catching up on a little bit of everything on the Edge of Space front today. In addition to new screens, the studio has released info on what players dabbling in the beta have gained access to during January. Aside from a graphical overhaul, storage chests can now be created to safely store items that don’t need to be carried around. New weapons have also been added, including rocket launches, rifles, carbines, and machine guns. And for those who want a little company, or help with collecting items, the first handful of holopet familiars are now available to collect.

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