April XBL Games with Gold revealed


Xbox Live’s Games with Gold program has just been updated for the month of April. Any Xbox Live Gold members, starting April 1st, will be able to download Hitman: Absolution for free. Then, on April 16th, Deadlight will be available for free until April 30th. The Games With Gold program was introduced to give Xbox […]

Hitman: Absolution review

Hitman: Absolution

The very concept of the Hitman franchise is one that capitalizes on the perceived dark side that we all like to entertain from time to time. Professional assassins aren’t necessarily the most likeable of people, but somehow, IO Interactive has had players coming back for more of Agent 47 since he debuted in 2000’s Hitman: […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five Games for November 2012

November 2012 Video Game Releases

This November may not be as insane as last year’s, but with some of the biggest releases of the year hitting in the next 30 days, there are still more than enough blockbuster releases to be excited about. November 2012’s video game releases include new entries into the two biggest first person shooter franchises, and […]

‘Hitman: Absolution’ playthrough “Streets of Hope” full of assassinations


Square Enix has given us a look at yet another of Agent 47’s missions in Hitman: Absolution. The “Streets of Hope” mission, previously shown behind closed doors at E3, is a lengthy, action-packed one, and is narrated by IO Interactive community team members Tore Blystad and Travis Barbour. Check it out for yourselves and be […]

Top 10 most anticipated video games of second-half 2012


We’ve already named our most-anticipated games of 2012, but with some of them out and others being pushed back to 2013, we feel it’s best if we revise the list — especially after everything we saw at E3 and PAX East. Check out our new top 10 list of the staff’s most-anticipated games for the […]

PAX East 2012: VGW’s “Best Of” Awards


With VGW’s PAX East 2012 coverage beginning to come to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back at what our staff thought was the best of the best. We didn’t quite see everything, but between the three of us, we think we were able to get a pretty good idea of […]

Professional Edition revealed for ‘Hitman: Absolution’


Square Enix and IO have confirmed their much-anticipated Hitman: Absolution¬†will have ¬†Professional Edition which will contain a number of impressive items for collectors. In addition to “professional packaging” (read: a clamshell case), the Professional Edition will contain a hardbound art book and a behind-the-scenes DVD. In addition, gamers will also receive a DLC code that […]

Gameplay Impressions: Hitman: Absolution


The Hitman series has been away for some time now. After exploding onto the current generation of game consoles with the Xbox 360 title Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47 vanished, leaving only the mediocre 2007 film to represent the brand. Now, five years later, 47 is ready to spring back in action in his first […]

IO Interactive announces ‘Hitman’ Barcode Society


Square Enix and IO Interactive have announced the Barcode Society, a website dedicated to all things Hitman. The blog, run by IO Interactive, will be your source for all Hitman news, looks behind-the-scenes, access to the game’s developers, and information regarding development of the bald assassin. Additionally, fans will have access to exclusive concept art, […]

‘Hitman: Absolution’ trailer isn’t the quietest ever


The Hitman¬†series is known for being the ultimate assassin simulator. While several games and series have come along to try and deliver the goods of being an assassin, few have been so open as Hitman. The series has gone dark on us for sometime now with mere teases of a new entry until earlier this […]

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