Spec Ops: The Line

XB360, PS3, PC / Action / Release: Jun 26, 2012 / ESRB: M

Humble Bundle returns to Rapture with 2K Bundle

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 08, 2014 11:09am PDT

Returning to Rapture is now a lot less expensive, thanks to the folks at Humble Bundle. The latest bundle offers a slate of 2K Games, headlined by the BioShock series. Players will have the option to allocate their funds among 2K Games, Humble Bundle, and the Action Against ...

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Spec Ops: The Line writer says making violent games is 'too easy'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 05, 2013 12:00pm PDT

"We wanted to see if we could make a game where the moment-to-moment violence was meaningful," Williams said of Spec Ops: The Line. "If violence was going to be meaningful, we needed to plant a seed of doubt."

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Spec Ops: The Line joins PlayStation Plus collection, March line-up detailed

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2013 11:45am PST

The PlayStation Plus "Instant Game Collection" will add Spec Ops: The Line tomorrow, and has outlined other games coming in March: Joe Danger 2, The Cave, Disagaea 3: Absence of Detention, and Tekken 6 PSP.

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Morning Caffeinated! -- Spec Ops 'cancer,' Dawnguard flap, and Zynga'd

By John Keefer, Aug 30, 2012 5:30am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 30, 2012. Topics include: Spec Ops has inoperable 'cancer'; PS3 users are mad about Hearthfire; more desertions hit Zynga. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caf...

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Spec Ops: The Line dev says its multiplayer 'like a cancerous growth'

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 29, 2012 6:00am PDT

It's no secret that publishers often foist multiplayer modes upon single-player-focused games to make them more attractive to would-be customers, but it's rare to hear a developer speak so openly and contemptuously of this practice as Spec Ops: The Line lead designer Cory Da...

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Shack PSA: Spec Ops: The Line co-op now available

By Steve Watts, Aug 21, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Spec Ops: The Line is getting a free co-op update today, offering four objective-based scenarios for two players.

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Spec Ops dev 'regrets' having achievements on choices, says sales are low

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 13, 2012 4:30pm PDT

While Yager's decision to take 2K's Spec Ops series into psychological territory was commendable, there's one feature that irked many gamers the wrong way: achievements.

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Weekend Confirmed 122 - DYAD, Borderlands 2, Metro 2033

By Garnett Lee, Jul 20, 2012 11:00am PDT

Garnett Lee, Jeff Cannata, "Indie" Jeff Mattas, and Andrea Rene deliver another discussion-filled episode of Weekend Confirmed. Topics include DYAD, Borderlands 2, Metro 2033, Spec Ops: The Line, and some of the top video game news stories of the week.

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Weekend Confirmed 119 - Spec Ops: The Line, Halo 4

By Garnett Lee, Jun 29, 2012 11:00am PDT

This week, Garnett and Jeff Cannata are joined by Adam Sessler and Paul Semel to break down Spec Ops: The Line and chat about the recently-announced episodic content plan for Halo 4, the demise of Radical Entertainment, and more!

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Spec Ops: The Line review

By Paul Semel, Jun 29, 2012 10:00am PDT

Interesting gameplay and engaging multiplayer make Spec Ops: The Line a worthwhile experience, despite the relatively short single-player campaign.

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Weekend Confirmed 118 - Spec Ops: The Line, Lollipop Chainsaw, Magic 2013

By Garnett Lee, Jun 22, 2012 11:00am PDT

On this week's show, Garnett and the two Jeff--Cannata and Mattas--are joined by Spec Ops: The Line Lead Designer Cory Davis, to discuss next Tuesday's release. Lollipop Chainsaw, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 are som...

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Spec Ops: The Line getting co-op in free DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Cooperative multiplayer's pretty nice, isn't it. Rather than shooting your chum in the face, you get to join forces with them to shoot other people in the face. Lovely! How nice, then, that co-op is coming to Spec Ops: The Line in free DLC after launch.

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Spec Ops: The Line PC demo arrives June 19

By Alice O'Connor, May 23, 2012 6:00am PDT

2K has dated the PC demo of Spec Ops: The Line for June 19. The publisher has also revealed the system requirements, and confirmed that it'll use Steamworks as DRM.

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The Old Republic, PixelJunk - Shacknews Daily: May 8, 2012

By Garnett Lee, May 08, 2012 3:45pm PDT

Join Garnett Lee on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today’s stories: Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers drop, PixelJunk gets a dollar sale, and a demo for Spec Ops: The Line.

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Spec Ops: The Line demo out on consoles today [Updated]

By Alice O'Connor, May 08, 2012 6:30am PDT

A demo is out today on consoles for Spec Ops: The Line, Yager's face-shooting take on Heart of Darkness. However, publisher 2K Games hasn't released one for the PC edition, or not yet anyway. As Kurtz said, "The horror! The horror!"

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