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Hey, parents-to-be currently living in the U.K. -- have we got a sweet deal for you. We know you're probably excited for the arrival of your bouncing bundle of joy, but if you're nearing your highly anticipated due date, you've probably begun to wonder how you can use this whole "pregnancy" situati...

February 16th 2009 at 9:55pm 0 Comments
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The first full week of 2009 got Big Download back in full steam with lots of news, downloads and features to make it a pretty busy week. Let's check out the highlights from the last seven days:Exclusive features Console games that should be PC games: We give our picks on which 2008 console exc...

January 11th 2009 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Update: Congrats to our big winner "Bob McPhail" -- check your email Bob!We know how it is: You get swarmed with all the great holiday releases and then suddenly it's a week before Christmas and you've done none of your holiday shopping. Luckily, Joystiq and Codemasters have you covered. To mark th...

December 16th 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Another laid back week for Xbox 360 releases this week as the year dwindles to its quiet, bitterly cold end. We only have one game to report, and that game is Rise of the Argonauts. The game centers around the myth of Jason and his Argonauts and their search for the Golden Fleece. As one might expec...

December 15th 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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If you've watched the latest trailer for Codemasters' Rise of the Argonauts and have been wondering about the music you've since been humming along to in the shower, you can thank film and television muse, Tyler Bates. Bates, whose credits include the testosterone-fueled 300 and the upcoming movie...

August 11th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments

You all can keep your King Leonidases and your Kratoses (Krati?). Jason, protagonist of Rise of the Argonauts and mythical leader of the group for which the Codemasters RPG was named, is a tried and true badass. As such, one cannot expect him to take the assassination of his ladyfriend lying...

August 10th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Click for high-resolution image. You know, Codemasters can do a whole lot more than just racing games like GRID and DiRT. They can also make RPGs like Rise of the Argonauts, a tale chronicling Greek hero Jason and his search for the Golden Fleece. The art style in these new screens has a sort of San...

June 16th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Here's a video detailing some of the finer points of Rise of the Argonauts -- namely, cutscenes! The highlight to us, the part that pumped us up, was the short clip of Jason facing off against what is most likely a god or giant atop a volcano. Gigantic boss battles? Check. Slamming someone in...

June 13th 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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If there was one thing we should have learned from classic games like Contra or Bushido Blade, it's that bullets and swords hurt. Bad. Rise of the Argonauts is continuing this train of thought, says the game's director, Ed Del Castillo. Gamespot sat down for a Q&A session, so we're going to do w...

May 27th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Rise of the Argonauts features the mythical Jason on his mythical adventures, acquiring mythical things and accomplishing mythical feats. It's like God of War, but much, much older. This video interview with the game's director, Ed Del Castillo, showcases some pieces of gameplay and cinematic...

May 17th 2008 at 3:00am 0 Comments