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How Evolve went from hatchling to killer monster app

By Steve Watts, Jun 23, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Evolve is the culmination of a long journey for Turtle Rock Studios. After striking gold with Left 4 Dead, it's taking on another co-op multiplayer fest, this time with another human being in charge of the monstrous threats. I talked to creative director Phil Robb about how ...

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"The way they have chosen to handle dlc kills it for me. Paying money for different monsters with ..."

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Evolve beta coming this fall, DLC coming to Xbox One first

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 09, 2014 9:53am PDT

A new trailer for Evolve debuted during the Microsoft E3 Media Briefing. While it showed more of the 4 vs. 1 action, it also stealthily revealed some new details. Most notably, the beta will be coming this fall and DLC will come to Xbox One first.

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Shack Snack: May 22, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 22, 2014 7:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Evolve to terrorize population in October

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2014 6:30am PDT

Evolve will hit on October 21, 2K and Turtle Rock announced today. For more details check out our brand new preview.

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"agreed. I just sent you a PSN request. Are you going to get this for the PS4 or PC?"

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How Evolve learned from Left 4 Dead's AI director

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2014 12:55pm PST

Evolve studio heads Chris Ashton and Phil Robb explain how they're using a system similar to Left 4 Dead's AI director to make sure matches don't end after one clash.

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"it was hard as hell in l4d with a shitty team. if there are no mobs or boomers to help, the ..."

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Evolve pre-order bonus makes a more fearsome monster

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2014 7:00am PST

2K Games and Turtle Rock have announced pre-order bonuses for Evolve, which includes a new skin at launch and an alternate monster sometime after launch.

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How Evolve's co-op compares to Left 4 Dead

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 08, 2014 1:15pm PST

Turtle Rock's Evolve will share a lot of common factors with Left 4 Dead, right down to the need to work together against the game's monster... whichever monster you may be fighting against, that is.

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"Ill get interested when I see gameplay, not text and comparisons to games that have pedigree ..."

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Evolve announced from Left 4 Dead team

By Steve Watts, Jan 07, 2014 8:48am PST

The studio behind Left 4 Dead has announced its next game: Evolve, for release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this fall.

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"You're all wrong. Giants. Citizen. Kabuto. Jesus am I the only one?"

- arsonide see all 10 comments

Left 4 Dead beta Francis model released for L4D2

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 19, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Remember how Left 4 Dead's characters looked long ago, before Valve snapped up creator Turtle Rock Studios? A rummage in Valve's archive has dug up the old models, and you can now play the early burly bearded incarnation of loveable biker Francis in Left 4 Dead 2. The other ...

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""I hate Valve universe continuity theroies." -- Francis, Left 4 Dead 3."

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Counter-Strike: Condition Zero assaults Linux

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 07, 2013 10:00am PST

Continuing its adventures into Linux, Valve has released a penguin-friendly edition of another of its games, bringing the total to five. Could it be Left 4 Dead? Portal 2? HL2: Episode Two? Gosh, even Episode 3? Er, no, it's Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. Still, that's nice...

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"They should fix the freaxky update they did, i'm supporting for up to 500 gamers wich cant play ..."

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THQ studios and games sold to Sega, Koch Media, Crytek, Take 2, and Ubisoft

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 23, 2013 12:30pm PST

In an auctioning process, THQ has sold many of its studios and upcoming games.

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"THQ bought them for $10 million and sold them for $26 million, thats a pretty good profit!"

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THQ president reassures fans, projects still on-track

By Steve Watts, Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm PST

THQ's president reassures fans that "Our teams are still working on those titles as you read this, and all other rumored titles, like the fourth Saints Row, the Homefront sequel, and a lot more are also still in the works"

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"They have the best lineup for any company which is doing so poorly. This year too. THQ is the ..."

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Left 4 Dead dev using CryEngine for new FPS

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 21, 2011 6:30pm PDT

Left 4 Dead co-developer Turtle Rock Studios reveals that it's hiring for a new unnamed project using CryEngine technology, to be published by THQ.

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"L4D2 game mechanics were improved in every way from it's predecessor. The shift in characters ..."

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