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Is there anything sadder than a canceled video game? Years of man hours, creativity, blood, sweat and tears down the drain without a single player ever being able to appreciate the effort. Are we better without the This Is Vegases (Vegi?) of the world littering the shelves? Perhaps. But shouldn't w...

December 29th 2010 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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CVG reports it has a "cast iron source" claiming This is Vegas has finally been buried out in the desert somewhere. The title was under development at Surreal Software for Midway before the publisher folded. The property was then scooped up by Warner Bros. Interactive, but apparently met its (inevi...

August 24th 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Apparently, Warner Bros. didn't get the memo that layoffs are so 2009. The publisher has released an unspecified number of staffers from Seattle developers Monolith Productions, Snowblind Studios and Surreal Software, perhaps best known for the FEAR series, Death Tank and The Suffering, respectivel...

January 12th 2010 at 2:05pm 0 Comments
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In response to Wired's own 2009 vaporware awards, our pals at BigDownload have complied their own list of software and hardware that woulda, coulda and shoulda seen the light of day this year. Topping the list is the streaming service OnLive, which was slated to release in "winter 2009," following...

December 23rd 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Wow, Warner Bros. finally acknowledged that This is Vegas still has a pulse. Speaking with G4tv.com, the publisher, which acquired the rights to the game during its acquisition of Midway, stated that the Sin City adventure had not been canceled and is still in production. Although there are no furt...

August 3rd 2009 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Much like the real Vegas, you go into this Games Convention 2008 trailer thinking that you're going to come out a winner, but, when all is said and done, you're none the richer for it. It's more or less a sweep through the game's copyright-skirting lineup of faux casinos with a hint of driving an...

August 22nd 2008 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Our BFFs at Joystiq are hard at work playing through upcoming games so they can drop expert knowledge into your waiting arms. Like our own Fallout 3 and Banjo Kazooie: Creation Tools hands-on features, expect an in depth report sprinkled with some wacky humor. Here is a recap of all the features Jo...

July 16th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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We'll make a promise to you: not once in this preview will we reference the "Things that occur in Vegas" advertising slogan that seems to pop up every time someone mentions the mecca of mischievousness in the middle of Nevada. Except for that one time. No more.This is Vegas is a game dreamed up by...

July 16th 2008 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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In an official press release, Midway listed the titles that will make an appearance at E3. The PS3 titles are all multi-platform, but are also multi-genre. They'll be showing off Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Wheelman, TNA iMPACT!, Blitz The League 2, and This is Vegas -- most are due out this Fall...

July 10th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Not saying we were taking bets on this but, surprising exactly no one, Midway's "lifestyle action experience" This is Vegas has been delayed until 2009 for all three platforms in development. Midway tells GameSpot that developer Surreal Software – the team behind The Suffering games – i...

July 2nd 2008 at 5:29pm 0 Comments
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Click for high-resolution image. Grab a gun and a car, and get ready to play in a city filled with vice. No, this isn't Grand Theft Auto. This is THIS IS VEGAS -- another open world adventure, this time set in the City of Sin itself. The setting easily lends itself to video games: expect fighting, g...

April 19th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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This is Vegas adds some new images (below), a new gameplay video and trailer (after the break), along with some basic information of what you'll do around sin city when the game makes its big debut this winter. We've now learned that the premise of This is Vegas is that a ruthless businessman is t...

April 18th 2008 at 7:05pm 0 Comments