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Insomniac's Outernauts headed to iOS, dropping browser version

Insomniac's Outernauts headed to iOS, dropping browser version

After about a year and a half, Insomniac is ready to take its monster-collection RPG, Outernauts, and re-release it as a free-to-play iOS title. Unfortunately, this will mark an end to the game's current incarnation on Facebook and Kongregate. The browser-based version of the game will be discontinued on January 31, a year and a half after it first launched.

Read more: In-game purchases halted »

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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus rated for Vita

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus rated for Vita

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus seems destined for the smaller Sony platform, if a new rating is any indication. The European ratings board PEGI has given a "PEGI 7" designation to the game for the Vita, signaling a potential port.

Read more: A condensed Ratchet experience »

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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus review: abbreviated action

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus review: abbreviated action

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus finally returns to the series' roots. As a result, it hews closely to the formula first forged in the PlayStation 2 era. But a few smart moves keep it from feeling redundant and makes for a finely-tuned distillation of everything that made the series so engaging and worthy of its longevity.

Most importantly, this is a very abbreviated Ratchet experience. Everything has been streamlined to make Nexus hit the ground running. There's very little in the way of tutorial segments, apparently assuming that most people interested have played a Ratchet game before. The various worlds introduce new mechanics at a steady clip, but move along from one setting to the next quickly enough to maintain a sense of visual variety.

Read more: Streamlined and fun as ever »

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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus launching November 12

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus launching November 12

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will be one of the hitting just days before the PlayStation 4 launches, letting you kick back with some old-school action-platforming before the next generation is ushered in. Insomniac announced today that the PS3 title will hit on November 12 for $29.99.

Read more: Pre-order bonuses include armor, PS Home items »

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Insomniac announces Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac announces Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive

Resistance and Ratchet & Clank creator Insomniac Games only recently released its first non-Sony-exclusive game, Fuse, but oh my it's really going wild with ditching that exclusivity. During Microsoft's pre-E3 press conference today, the studio announced Sunset Overdrive, an open-world shooter exclusive to Xbox One.

Watch: "Fast-paced, traversal-driven" »

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Insomniac head hints at 'new Fuse experiences' (that's not DLC)

Insomniac head hints at 'new Fuse experiences' (that's not DLC)

Fuse is out today, but Insomniac seems intent on making it a full-blown franchise. CEO Ted Price wrote today about the history of its development after its transition from Overstrike, and said that the series is "just getting started."

Read more: 'We're prototyping new stuff' »

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Fuse review: cover-based creativity

Fuse review: cover-based creativity

I can only imagine the difficulty that comes in creating a debut title meant to launch a franchise. How much do you hew to genre tradition, versus putting your own mark on the new arrival? Fuse is Insomniac's first bounding step into both multiplatform development and what it hopes to make a series. It answers this question by crafting a likable game that is rendered slightly unmemorable by its adherence to popular trends.

Read more: Creative weaponry, tied to four characters »

"Ugh. 3rd-person shooting? Meh. And with the game's heavy emphasis on co-op, it's not that ..."
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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault defending Vita next week

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault defending Vita next week

The Vita edition of Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault was supposed to launch alongside its PS3 sibling last November, but the platform-o-tower defense's port simply wasn't up to scratch. It'll finally launch next Tuesday, Insomniac Games announced today, but out right now is a new multiplayer map and mode for PS3.

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The Fuse facelift: why it's only console, and how co-op doesn't hurt single-player

The Fuse facelift: why it's only console, and how co-op doesn't hurt single-player

Insomniac's first multiplatform game, Fuse, is out in just a few weeks. When it hits on May 28, the company will be setting foot into uncharted territory, launching a new property on multiple consoles, and right on the cusp of a new console generation at that. CEO Ted Price recently talked to Shacknews about the game's very public makeover, the cooperative focus, and its future plans for multiplatform development.

Read more: 'Fuse will continue to be multiplatform' »

"They can only fit so many fatass programmers through their front door."
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Fuse trailer highlights the team

Fuse trailer highlights the team

The Fuse demo is out today on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network, and Insomniac has released a new trailer to mark the occasion. It features the Overstrike 9 team interspersed with some story details and action shots.

Watch: Overstrike 9 takes cover, causes explosions »

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Fuse demo launches May 7

Fuse demo launches May 7

Considering Fuse is the first multiplatform release from Ratchet & Clank creator Insomniac Games, one might expect a little more buzz (that's an industry term) around the shooter. Perhaps we're a little tired of third-person cover-based shooters. But gamebees (likewise) can often be attracted with demoflowers, so publisher EA plans to plant a few (release a demo) next Tuesday.

Read more: Kill men! »

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Fuse trailer shows off chief villain, Fable

Fuse trailer shows off chief villain, Fable

Fuse is right around the corner, which means it's time to start the promotions in earnest. The latest trailer for the game gives some screen time to Fable, the game's chief antagonist. He intends to use the alien element for his own purposes, so naturally the heroes have to stop him.

Watch: Fable's vision »

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Ratchet & Clank movie coming in 2015

Ratchet & Clank movie coming in 2015

A couple of Sony's most lasting mascots are getting their own animated movie. The company announced today that a Ratchet & Clank movie is on the way, set to release in theaters in 2015. Insomniac is consulting in the production, animation, and screenplay, and recent series writer T.J. Fixman is penning the script.

Watch: Captain Qwark upsets the animators »

"i think ratchet and clank make for a better pairing than jak and daxter for a movie"
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Fuse dated for May 28

Fuse dated for May 28

After almost a decade of Sony-exclusive releases on consoles, Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac will launch its very first multiplatform game, Fuse, on May 28. That's the date announced over the weekend by publisher EA. The super-powered shooter, which boasts four-player co-op, is coming to both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Read more: Shoot men with alien powers »

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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Vita delayed, but will come with free Deadlocked

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Vita delayed, but will come with free Deadlocked

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault was pitched as a cross-buy game. Although the PlayStation 3 version released in November, the Vita version was delayed. Unfortunately, it appears the portable release has been posposted yet again, but Sony is offering a free game for disappointed fans.

Read more: Game is not up to 'the standards expected by our fans' »

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