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Publisher Namco Bandai has released another trailer for the latest project from developer Saber Interactive. Known as Inversion, the game is a third person shooter catering to those with a penchant for demolishing their surroundings.

The video appears to consist purely of in game footage as the two protagonists we were introduced to in previous offerings take to destroying their enemies, their environments, and everything in between. Although it is touched upon, the co-op aspect is not quite expanded on in the trailer, with only a few cut scenes featuring our two heroes.

Bombarded with more explosions then a Michael Bay film, we witness the potential of the destructive power they are able to wield. In fact, there is not one scene in which the environment survives intact. It would seem that the landscape is in perennial crumble-mode as enemy after enemy is dispatched by a combination of gravity manipulation and gunfire. Demolitionists are sure to be pleased by the sheer quantity of devastation on show which defies the laws of physics.

Inversion is now slated for release in February 2012 on PS3 and 360.

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge Review

Posted by Peter Nickless On Tuesday 16 August 20112 COMMENTS

Hunted tasks you with playing as one of a pair, Caddoc or E’lara, and gives you the options of brawling melee attacks (sword and shield) or cover and shooting attacks (bow or crossbow).  Caddoc works well up close and E’lara has access to better ballistic weapons than Caddoc, yet deals less damage in melee attacks. Read the rest of this entry »

Counter-Strike strikes again

Posted by Erin Marcon On Monday 15 August 2011ADD COMMENTS

Officer Davey prepares for his first shift as a traffic cop.

Valve’s online multiplayer favourite Counter-Strike is being updated for a new generation. According to the brief announcement, first person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will offer new maps, modes, characters and weapons. The new package will also include a range of updated content from the storied past of the series, including legendary desert map de_dust.

The terrorism themed saga began as a Half-Life mod in 1999. Notwithstanding a port for the original Xbox, Counter-Strike has been strongly associated with the PC. The series now appears set to broaden its horizons, with versions in the works for next generation consoles as well as the PC. Will the console editions enjoy the same level of post release support as the PC version? Not if Valve’s treatment of Team Fortress 2 is any guide.

The new game will be a collaboration between Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment, the studio responsible for Counter-Strike: Source. Look for it in early 2012 or (more likely) whenever it’s finished.

Together again

Posted by Jamie Dalzell On Monday 15 August 2011ADD COMMENTS

There have been enough of the brain-hungry zombie games over the past few years to easily stand as a genre unto itself. However Techland’s Dead Island looks to be offering an interesting, if not new approach, to zombie murder.

The game’s latest trailer gives us a better glimpse at how much more fun rolling with some friends will be, with all sorts of sickening zombie deaths on show, from burning them in fires to running them down with cars.

It also gives us a more in-depth look at the group of survivors stranded on the island, including one with a decidedly cringe-worthy Australian accent. This comes alongside the understatement of the century, with one survivor stating “We need to get the hell out of here” – you think?

Well, we’ll all be able to “Get the hell out of here” when Dead Island releases on Friday 9 September for the PC, 360 and PS3.