Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sandbox

Sleeping Dogs dabbles in car combat with Wheels of Fury

Sleeping Dogs (360, PC, PS3) Wheels of Fury DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Edge of Space (PC) Box and Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Sleeping Dogs (360, PC, PS3) 2013 DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) Release Date Announcement - Header

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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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City now available on PSN

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Mobile, PS2, Xbox) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

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

Edge of Space (PC) Beta Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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Just Cause 2 hijacks PS Store with new Ultimate Edition

Just Cause 2: Ultimate Edition (PS3) Ultimate and Standard PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The plane-riding, enemy-grappling action shooter Just Cause 2 is now available as a new collection on the PS Store. Titled Just Cause 2: Ultimate Edition, the $29.99 download-only release includes the original game, both DLC packs, and eight additional in-game items. The standard edition is also available for $24.99.

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PlayStation 3 News

Minecraft – Live Arcade trailer, screens revealed at MineCon

The Xbox 360 Live Arcade version of Minecraft was debuted today at MineCon, the only Mojang-sanctioned convention for the popular world-builder. Over 5,000 players have gathered to enjoy a weekend of creepers and crafting, and the first round of media from the show has been released. While not quite as nice as the attendees’ hands-on time, I think a batch of screenshots and a trailer isn’t too bad of a way to kick off the weekend.

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Convention, Xbox 360 News

Saints Row: The Third getting all kinds of freaky on store shelves

Saints Row: The Third (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Volition’s latest entry in the Saints Row series has hit store shelves for the 360, PC, and PS3. Saints Row: The Third continues the open-world hijinks with players leading The Saints, now a marketing brand going under the name Saints-Ultor Media Group, against their rivals for control of Steelport. The Deckers, The Luchadores, and The Morningstar are all vying for power, with victory going to the gang with the biggest crew and most guns. Or largest rabbit mask. Whichever.

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Fallout: New Vegas – Honest Hearts now available for PS3

Fallout New Vegas Honest Hearts PS3 Launch Announcement screenshot

Honest Hearts, the second Obsidian-developed DLC pack for Fallout: New Vegas, is now available for the PS3. Previously released for the 360 and PC, Sony gamers can now join in on the wasteland adventurin’ by heading over to the PS Network and ponying up $9.99.

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