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Gotham City Impostors beta invites going out

Gotham City Impostors beta invites going out

Some lucky chumps are getting early access to a hotly anticipated Batman game. No, the other one. Beta invites are going out for next year's Gotham City Impostors, the multiplayer game that bizarrely pays homage to Batman by dressing up like him and using an arsenal of guns. The first wave of invites has been sent, and the actual beta proper is supposed to start in the coming weeks.

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"and for $20 it isnt actually a bad game, mostly if you have a few friends to play with"
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Gotham City Impostors gameplay trailer pits bats versus laughs

Gotham City Impostors gameplay trailer pits bats versus laughs

The latest gameplay trailer for Monolith's upcoming Gotham City Impostors gives players a good look at the bevy of wacky weaponry at the disposal of fake Batmen and Jokers.

The $15, downloadable title is scheduled to launch in winter 2012 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Before that, however, the game will get a closed beta, which fake superheroes and/or villains can sign up for now.

Watch: Batmen and Jokers duke it out »

"This looks great. The fact that beta is starting this October and release isn't until 2012 is a ..."
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Gotham City Impostors closed beta sign-ups available

Gotham City Impostors closed beta sign-ups available

We don't blame you for being confused when Monolith revealed a new game that included the words "Batman," "multiplayer," and "shooter" in the announcement. The entire idea sounded a little like an April Fools' gag.

Monolith, however, are welcoming the suspicion and hope to show off what Gotham City Impostors is all about in a PC-only, closed beta.

Read more: When and how you can play Gotham City Impostors »

"It asks you which systems you own. It's a standard question for forms like this."
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Gotham City Imposters trailer shows an appropriate fear of Batman

Gotham City Imposters trailer shows an appropriate fear of Batman

It should be perfectly clear by now that while Gotham City Imposters pays homage to the Batman mythos, it's at a surface level at best. The idea of Batman-styled vigilantes carrying guns is strange enough, but if an all-out gang war actually were going on in Gotham, one would expect Batman to brutalize/arrest both groups, even if one is his fan club. So it's nice to see the new 'Cinematic' trailer, which implies just that.

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"It's not Harley. She's just an 'Imposter' that LOOKS a lot like her."
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Gotham City Impostors given price, vague date

Gotham City Impostors given price, vague date

When it was announced, Gotham City Impostors made more than a few gamers scratch their heads. "A Batman shooting game featuring multiple Batmen?" With developer Monolith at the helm, the unique competitive multiplayer FPS seems like an interesting proposition.

Though details on the game's release were scant, today Warner Bros. has revealed the game's price and general release window.

READ MORE: Date, price and video of Imposter Batmen and Jokerz »

"The video reminds me of Bloody Good Time, where the way it looks is janky, but maybe the true ..."
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F.E.A.R. 3 Announced, Horror Director John Carpenter Drafted for Cinematics

Monolith's horror shooter series F.E.A.R. will return this fall in F.E.A.R. 3, publisher Warner Bros. has announced, handled by Fracture and F.E.A.R. console port developer Day 1 Studios.

F.E.A.R.'s silent protagonist Point Man will return as the star, though his brother Paxton Fettel will also be playable in the shooter's "divergent co-op" mode, where each have "distinctly different abilities affecting their own play as well as the experience of their co-op partner." Read more »

"Dude 30 Days of Night writer!?!? OMFG THIS IS GONNA BE SICK!!"
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Layoffs Hit Warner Bros. Interactive: Monolith, Snowblind and Surreal Affected

Warner Bros Interactive has laid off about 25 employees across its three Seattle-based studios--Monolith Productions (F.E.A.R. 2), Snowblind Studios (Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance) and Surreal Software (The Suffering)--Shacknews has learned.

The layoffs are said to affect mostly unannounced projects--of the three studios, Surreal's long-delayed This Is Vegas is the only announced project--with the studios now collectively sporting just over 400 employees. Surreal marks the latest addition to the Warner Bros Interactive family, having joined as part of the Midway asset purchase. Read more »

"LOL. Really, I didn't even know the game was still in development! "
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot Media Depicts Mediocre Looking Character Models

New media from Monolith's Condemned 2: Bloodshot is now available in the form of five PlayStation 3 and five Xbox 360 version screenshots, as well as another finishing move movie. The action thriller sequel is due out next month.

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Project Origin Q&A has a Project Origin Q&A up, also offering a couple of new screenshots from Monolith's real F.E.A.R. sequel.

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Death By TV In Condemned 2: Bloodshot Movie

Related Topics – Condemned 2: Bloodshot, Sega, Monolith

Sega has released two brief gameplay movies from Monolith's Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3, X360), showing a finishing move and an environment kill. We've combined the two clips in the stream below.

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"Ubisoft Montreal must also have a big grudge against bums...the stupefyingly annoying beggars in ..."
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Condemned 2 Slated for March 11, Multiplayer Modes and New Media Unveiled

Monolith's first-person crime-solving hobo lifestyle simulator Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3, X360) will hit stores on March 11, publisher Sega has announced. Along with the date, Sega sent over the first details of the game's four multiplayer modes, eight MP screenshots and some video footage.

Aside from the expected deathmatch and team deathmatch modes, the game's 8-person online multiplayer also features Bum Rush, in which players must survive the assaults of the other team for three minutes, and Crime Scene, which has one team investigating a crime scene with forensic tools and the other team trying to interfere with their apt detective work. Read more »

"Uhm, one of the MP modes is called Bum Rush? That is just too funny."
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot Trailer Released

A new Condemned 2: Bloodshot trailer is now available, offering two minutes of in-game footage from Monolith's action game sequel.

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"Oh ok... the demo was pretty impressive though... and definitely creepy."
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Project Origin Preview

Over at Computer & Video Games you can find the PC Zone preview of Project Origin, the proper F.E.A.R. sequel that Monolith is working on.

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Condemned 2 Shots Depict Fire, Chairs, Woman

Related Topics – Condemned 2: Bloodshot, Sega, Monolith

Sega just sent along some new shots of Monolith's Condemned 2: Bloodshot, the sequel to the beloved hobo-killing Xbox 360 launch title that later appeared on PC.

An atmospheric FPS speckled with bits of crime scene investigation goodness, Condemned 2 arrives on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early 2008. For more on the game, check out our preview

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"One of the freak out moments will be that some of the chairs will be gone when you backtrack ..."
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Fox Interactive Entering 21st Century?

Related Topics – Monolith, Simpsons, Fox Interactive

Rupert Murdoch wants desperately to be hip with the kids, and to increase profits for his News Corporation conglomerate in the process. MCV is reporting that News Corp. subsidiary 20th Century Fox is looking to get back into the video game industry by relaunching its long-defunct Fox Interactive publishing division. Formed in 1996, Fox Interactive typically published games based on Fox properties such as Die Hard Trilogy, Aliens Versus Predator, and The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Fox also dabbled in a few original titles, including Monolith's No One Lives Forever series, as well as Argonaut Software's Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. The label has been dormant since 2003. The move is seen as part of a two-pronged approach to the lucrative gaming industry, with News Corporation's MySpace web portal having recently signed Oberon Media to provide titles for its MySpace Games service. In the realm of video game journalism, News Corp. purchased IGN/GameSpy in 2005, which has since become a division of Fox Interactive Media--not to be confused with Fox Interactive, or Fox International, or Fox Intergalactic Domination.

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