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We've received several tips from readers that the Xbox 360-only Spec Ops: The Line multiplayer beta is finally expanding to incorporate more users. Back in July, a "small number of applicants" were selected to participate in the beta. One tipster sent over some images from the beta, showing off th...

October 16th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Ready for 2K's Dubai-based reboot of Spec-Ops, but can't wait until the game releases sometime next year? You'll be glad to hear, then, that the game's beta signups have already begun! It seems that, at the moment, the beta is just for Xbox 360 owners, but we've asked 2K for more info about if and...

July 16th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Dubai is a crazy enough place in the real world, but in Spec Ops: The Line, its insanity is taken to new levels. Not only do players have the cluster of ostentatious skyscrapers and opulence of the once great city in this game world thrown at them, but with the factions of murderous bandits and imp...

June 16th 2010 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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During our demo of Spec Ops: The Line, the new military shooter set in Dubai from Berlin-based development studio Yager set to launch in 2011, producer Greg Kasavin revealed the game would open a beta prior to its 2011 launch. While he couldn't divulge exactly when the beta would be available, he d...

June 16th 2010 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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Tucked away in its E3 lineup announcement, Take-Two shed the tiniest bit of light on the release dates for Spec Ops: The Line and the upcoming XCOM reboot. According to the release, both games are slated for a 2011 release, though it doesn't get any more specific than that. Spec Ops had previously...

June 11th 2010 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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click to enlarge Having seen the game debuted during the 2009 VGA broadcast, we sat down for a live demo of 2K's Spec Ops: The Line last week at the company's Northern California headquarters. Behind the controls was Cory Davis, lead designer at Yager (developer of -- you guessed it -- Yager), who...

January 26th 2010 at 6:40pm 0 Comments
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Click image to embiggen 2K Games sent over some new screens from upcoming Spec Ops: The Line and, as one can imagine, the shots feature a lot of the same stuff we saw in the VGA trailer last month: sand; dilapidated buildings; and lots of bang-bang shoot-shoot. While producer (and ex-GameSpot EIC)...

January 8th 2010 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Though the Bjork-filled trailer for Spec Ops: The Line may have left you eager to start shooting up a sandy Dubai, we have to recommend that you save at least some anticipation for late next year. According to publisher Take-Two, the Yager-developed shooter isn't due until the 2011 fiscal year, whi...

December 14th 2009 at 4:31pm 0 Comments
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As you can probably tell by looking at our front page, last night's Spike Video Game Awards show was a pretty prolific source of gaming news. From the big reveals of games like Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, to new trailers for Crackdown 2 and Halo: Reach, to ... well...

December 13th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

We're just not sure if we can get behind the aesthetic of the Yager-developed, 2K-published shooter Spec Ops: The Line which was officially revealed during last night's Spike Video Game Awards. It just looks way too gritty for us. Now that we've gotten that pun we've been wanting to make since we...

December 13th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments