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"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." Read more

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. Read more

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 Caffeinated! Read more

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 Davis does about its bolted-on multiplayer. The box-ticking addition 2K Games wanted turned out to be a "low-quality Call of Duty clone in third-person," hes said, which "tossed out the creative pillars of the product." Read more

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

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. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 7, 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. Read more

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. Read more

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!" Read more

Sure, Spec Ops: The Line may look like your ordinary third-person cover-based shooter. But 2K Games wants you to think it's more than that. In fact, the latest trailer claims that the sand-based gameplay offered in The Line is a "gamechanger." Read more

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