The goodies from GamesCom continue to roll in, this time showcasing E3's favourite forthcoming racer; Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. In the presentation you'll see some crafty cuts of the gameplay, as well as hear about what intends to be a revolutionary social multiplayer system named Autolog.
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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit GamesCom presentation
Robbers target games cafe, get beat-upHave you ever been to Hawaii? I hear they have some pretty crazy gamers. A trio of would-be robbers are testament to that claim, having been beaten up by a group of customers at a games cafe in Kaneohe just last week. Three masked assailants stormed the cafe collecting money from patrons, but when they asked one gamer to hand over his Nintendo DS, a line in the sand was drawn. SHORYUKEN!
Sega Megadrive back on sale at KmartIt turns out Sega was planning to get back into the console hardware market after all, sort of. Kotaku has pointed out a page from Kmart's latest catalog, featuring a "15 games in one" Megadrive product. Yes, it's legit, and it comes with two seemingly original-spec controllers as well a cartridge slot for your old games if they're still lying around. And it's only $49!
Mafia II gets Steam Works, Digital Deluxe Edition, pre-order bonusI was happy enough to buy Mafia II on the PC purely for Nvidia 3D Vision support, but now there are a bunch of other good reasons, too. For starters, by pre-purchasing now, you'll get a free copy of the original game to re-explore, or explore for the first time if you for whatever reason missed it!
DLC the way of the future?If you've ever felt that game you bought recently felt unfinished, 'then there's probably some basis to those thoughts. It seems that might be the trend for games to come. Comments from both Codemasters and Namco Bandai in recent weeks point to the companies looking to sell 'incomplete' games with consumers then having to purchase additional content and/or monthly fees.
Alice is back in Madness ReturnsEA has just officially announced a sequel to the cult classic that was American McGee's Alice, released way back in 2000. Named Alice: Madness Returns and being developed for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the "action horror" title is to hit store shelves sometime in 2011....
Happy 10th birthday, GU!It feels like an eternity since we first launched GU. In fact, it was ten years ago when what you know as Gamers-Underground.com began as [email protected] When the Darwin-based ISP was purchased by iiNet, we decided rather than let the community die, that we would re-brand and venture off down our own path.
Violent video games could 'reduce hostility'Almost strangely, and most certainly conversely to many studies publicised by the mainstream media, a new study by Texas A&M International University's associate professor, Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson, suggests that violent video games could actually make for more stable personalities among youth.
GU now Facebook connectedWe've just integrated a bundle of nifty Facebook Connect features into Gamers-Underground.com. If you're not a member of GU, in the space of two clicks, you now can be. Just hit the "F Connect" button top right, or in the main navigation bar underneath our game mascot of the moment.
If you're already a member, linking your Facebook account to your GU account via the same method will enable you to share any posts that you like directly to your profile, publish comments you make here to your profile, and much more.
Logged in to GU or not, there's a Facebook comments section in every profile page, and you can now "Facebook Like" threads. The button to do so is right underneath the title of the first post in any thread.
Finally, every news article published here is automatically sent to our Twitter and Facebook pages - so if you don't check our site frequently and are not a fan of RSS feeds, you'll have convenient access to the latest gaming headlines and media....
EA Sports to charge for multiplayer access on second-hand gamesDubbed 'Online Pass', all EA Sports console games will be sold with a one-time use registration code as of July this year that grants access to online multiplayer modes. If you've purchased the game second hand and the original access code has been redeemed already, you'll be up for an additional $10 charge to jump online to have a bash, kick, bat - or whatever your flavour of sports simulation is......
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Far out, now this is an impressive Humble Bundle - THQ!
The Humble THQ Bundle (pay what you want and help charity)
- Red Faction Armageddon
- Metro 2033
- Company of Heroes + Opposing Fronts + Tales of Valor
and if you beat the average (currently: $5.58) you get -
- Saints Row: The Third
Obviously part of the mad scramble to bail THQ out, but gamers win.30-11-12, 09:53 AM
For anyone interested in bargain game titles without ordering online, JB Hi-Fi are now selling parallel import games on shelves.
They're not stocked on the same shelves as other games however, instead you'll find them on their own stand, so keep your eyes peeled or ask a staff members where you should be looking.21-05-12, 09:08 AM
Only at the movies May 10 is Iron Sky, and thanks to Hoyts Distribution we have 5 double passes to give away. To enter, head on over to our Facebook page and reply in the relevant post about the give away: www.facebook.com/GamersUnderground
"As World War II came to a close, several German scientists deployed Nazi spaceships to the dark side of the moon to establish a military base from which they could once again strike out at the countries of Earth. Now, in 2018, they're coming back."
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Zenimax Media has announced The Elder Scrolls Online, taking the popularise franchise into the genre of massively multiplayer for the first time ever. Game Informer has the exclusive scoop, who will be presenting the official reveal in their June issue. The Elder Scrolls Online will reportedly take place "a millennium before the events of Skyrim," featuring three warring player factions. The new MMO is being developed by Zenimax Online Studios, headed by Matt Firor, a Mythic Entertainment veteran who is well known for h...04-05-12, 07:19 AM
Keen to see Statham in his next action flick? We have 10 double passes being given away at around 6pm EST tomorrow night. To put yourself in the running, come up with a great Statham fact and reply with it in our SAFE post on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GamersUnderground - we'll choose the 10 most creative.
SAFE – only at the movies May 10: Jason Statham plays Luke Wright, an ex-special forces operative who saves a young Chinese girl. The girl, Mei, is a mathematical genius who has memorised the combination to a ...02-05-12, 04:59 PM
The first two instalments of the Mass Effect series are widely considered to be some of the best games ever made. Certainly they rank among the greatest RPGs. With the outstanding quality of their story telling, and their stunning audio and visuals, they set the bar so high for the third instalment that some began to wonder if disappointment was inevitable. Thankfully the doubters have been proven wrong, as with Mass Effect 3 Bioware has not only cleared the bar, but they raised it several notches before doing so. The game is not without its problems. There are numerous visual glitches, importing character appearance from Mass Effect 2 saves doesn't work, one of the quest lines in the 0-day DLC crashes the game (though can be completed with a bit of well timed button mashing), and like all Bioware titles...11-03-12, 02:55 AM
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