August 23, 2012

Zombie Studios Announces Special Forces: Team X

Posted on August 23, 2012 by Joshua Rust

From the creators of Blacklight: Tango Downand Blacklight: Retribution comes an all new game called Special Forces: Team X. Zombie Studios and Microprose have teamed up to bring you an arena-style combat game with four player teams and tons of customization options.

Those are just a few of the features in the game, check out this list below to see even more!

  • Dynamic Map Tile System – The multiplayer maps in STX are customized in real time by players able to vote on selected tiles in the beginning of each round. The game features 9 unique map tiles, creating over 100 multiplayer map combinations.
  • Stylized Action – Take part in the fast and brutal action gameplay with bloody executions and headshots.
  • Player customization – Customize your Special Forces Operator any way you want! Customize your weapons, change your appearance, and select player skills and taunts. Find your perfect loadout for the way you play.
  • Heavy Weapons – Heavy Weapons spawns throughout the maps and if you see one available in its weapon box, pick it up, it might just change the tide of battle.
  • Team Play Bonus – Stick with your team and be richly awarded by your actions. Players that work together in groups of 2 or more will have an advantage in firefights.
  • Authentic Weapons – In Special Forces: Team X equip your Operator with real world weapons. Select through a range of Sig Sauer’s, Kalashnikovs and Colts, or pick up a FAMAS, TAVOR, BW-15 or a Mossberg 500.
  • Multiple teams – Go beyond the standard 2 team matches, and experience the controlled chaos with 3 and 4 teams in TDM, HVT and HZ. Sometimes fighting more than one team is better for your rank progression.
  • Attack Dogs – Bring a ferocious canine with you to the battle and send the dog on enemies behind cover.
  • GametypesSpecial Forces: Team X introduces new gametypes, these are Hot Zone and High Value Target, both that can be played with multiple teams. The game also features the standard gametypes TDM, CP and CTF.

To go along with the listed features, here is the announcement trailer as well!

No release date or pricing has been revealed at this moment, but it is headed to the Xbox Live Arcade instead of a full retail release. Stay tuned here at BrokenJoysticks as more information becomes available.


Broken Joysticks Forum Launched!

Posted on August 23, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Today is an amazing day for community here at Broken Joysticks! We are finally unveiling our new forums! That’s right! Broken Joysticks now have our very own forums. And they are ready to be accessed…TODAY.

There are a few notes we’d like to share before you head over to the forums. Please note that the forums are currently in alpha and there maybe a few hitches along the way. If you do, please post in Site Announcement forums under the bug thread that was created. Please be sure to mention in detail what your problem was and we when handle with it with haste. Now without further adieu…

Head on over to and you will find our new forums there! Be sure to sign up and start discussing all things gaming!

Thanks to all of you readers who made this possible!

Jason Bassett
Executive Editor/Community Manager
Broken Joysticks


Ghost Recon FS & Just Cause 2 On Sale On Steam This Weekend

Posted on August 23, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

This weekend’s steam sale will have you shooting people in the face. Whether you prefer the open world islands of Just Cause 2 or the tactical spaces of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Valve has you covered. Just Cause is a steam sale favorite, appearing multiple times over the last couple of years, but this one of the few times the latest Tom Clancy title has been available at a discounted rate.

Just Cause 2  will run you $3.74 and Future Soldier is available for $33.49! Both sales end at 10am Monday morning.


The Walking Dead Episode 3 Ready Soon, Potentially Next Week

Posted on August 23, 2012 by Jeff Wade

The Long Road Ahead for the episodic The Walking Dead series by Telltale Games continues, as the game is set for release as soon as it passes console certification process, an event that could happen as soon as next week.

A Telltale rep confirmed with IGN that the third in the five part zombie drama has finished development, and is now waiting for final approval.

“The team has finished play-testing and tuning, and we’re nearing final submission to our partners for certification on digital platforms,” they said.Read More


New Dishonored Video | The Study of Stealth

Posted on August 23, 2012 by Jesse Lord

Our fantastic friends at Bethesda just sent over a new video for the upcoming supernatural-assassin game Dishonored, and it focuses on stealth as a gameplay tactic.  In prior videos we have seen both a stealthy and a “guns-blazing” walkthrough of a scenario in the game, and the more I’m looking at the stealth aspects I think my first play-through will be done as stealthily as possible with as few kills as possible as well.  This is a distinct departure from my norm, that’s for sure.  But enough about me; check out the video after the jump!Read More


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