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Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games announced that it is partnering with Square Enix to develop the upcoming Scotsman-themed minigame compilation Game of Glens for PC platforms. Ruffian will fund the project through the Square Enix Collective, a crowdfunding initiative the publisher launched in Oc...

January 27th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Ruffian Games, which has been teasing a game announcement for a little while now, announced today it is working on a new series called Tribal Towers, and not Crackdown 3 as expected."I know, I know it's as shocking as finding out your favorite lasagna is chock-a-block with Red Rum's offspring," Ruf...

February 19th 2013 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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Video has surfaced of what is reportedly a downloadable Streets of Rage remake from Crackdown series developer Ruffian Games. Uploaded to Vimeo by one "Huff Allium," the footage shows off some familiar, rage-filled streets, now rendered in 3D.It's not clear whether this is actual gameplay footage o...

December 5th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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It would seem Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian is hard at work on a multi-platform title right now, Develop says. Current job listings suggest the Scottish-based dev has a project underway, but earlier today the Environmental Artist positions had wording stating Ruffian had entered into a "major con...

November 29th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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A new, bug-free version of Crackdown 2's "Toy Box" DLC pack was released yesterday morning on Xbox Live Marketplace, according to Ruffian Games. Unfortunately, rather than a patch, the DLC has been re-issued, meaning that folks who downloaded the content will need to delete it and redownload. The n...

September 5th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Ruffian Games is making good on last month's promise of Crackdown 2 DLC, with the announcement this morning of a forthcoming add-on for the game titled "Toy Box." The free version of the content pack will come with a rethought "Keys to the City" cheat unlock, the "Thruster" ability (described as "j...

August 23rd 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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We might not have loved Crackdown 2 as much as anticipated, but we're glad to see that's not stopping developer Ruffian Games from supporting the game post-launch with downloadable content. Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, producer James Cope revealed two (tentatively titled) packs already planned for...

July 7th 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Crackdown 2 left us with the feeling we were missing something -- like, an entire sequel's worth of content. It appears we weren't alone for the most part. Then again, if you've got AOO (agility orb obsession), you'll be too busy to care. Chase down the review orb links below for the full content:...

July 6th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

We should warn you right off the bat that the ViDoc for Crackdown 2 embedded above does at one point feature a Ruffian Games employee using the word "awesomeness," though he thankfully catches himself quickly before the madness spreads too far. While his excitement for this summer's Xbox 360 relea...

May 25th 2010 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

Despite its title, the latest Crackdown 2 vidoc, "Nothing is Sacred," reveals at least one sacred thing in Ruffian's upcoming game: humor. The amusing action becomes apparent when you knock someone upside the head with a sign post, or attach a satchel charge to their face. The first game certainl...

April 19th 2010 at 11:15am 0 Comments

As you might have already guessed, last night's Spike Video Game Awards show's "World Premiere" trailers have landed on the web via GameTrailers.com. First up for us this morning: Crackdown 2. Featuring the first campaign footage from the game that we've seen, it looks as though we'll be cooperativ...

December 13th 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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A hands-on preview of Crackdown 2 at TGS last week came with a catch: deathmatch only. No matter how much potential for greatness a game might possess, it's hard to gauge its true character when limited to a boring multiplayer mode. That's not to say that my time with Crackdown 2 was entirely borin...

September 30th 2009 at 4:16pm 0 Comments