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Sony’s MAG to be rebranded as SOCOM title?

Monday, 21 July 2008 06:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Massive Action Game, while certainly an apt description of Sony’s 256-player action title, isn’t the punchiest moniker we’ve ever heard. Luckily, according to an insider who contacted Kotaku, the game’s current ID may soon be a thing of the past.

The source was apparently part of a focus group that saw the game a month or so before E3. They claim that the game may sport one of a few potential taglines, such as “Shadow War,” “Zero,” “Global War,” or “Final Hour.” Since Zipper Interactive, erstwhile developer of the SOCOM series, is slaving away at MAG, the insider believes it’s not much of a stretch to expect a new SOCOM title to be the end result of the whole deal. More telling, he says that Zipper used images from SOCOM 3 as visual examples of the possibilities that MAG offers.

In addition, the blab-prone focus tester detailed MAG’s rank system, which allows players to eventually reach a near RTS-like state of omniscient power – even allowing those high-ranked players to set objectives for their team.

For even more in-depth details about MAG, click the link.

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25 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    Wonder if its the same Kotaku insider who told us RE5 would be based in Haiti… That turned out to be BS…

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    I have no idea if this is true, to be honest. Wouldn’t surprise me that they were using SOCOM assets to sell it, though.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Daniel Plainview

    makes sense, tom clancy style

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Shatner

    Hmm. If you’re in a focus group then you’ve signed a non-disclosure agreement.

    If you break that agreement then, clearly, you’re untrustworthy.

    Why should this information be anything other than bullshit when we know the source is untrustworthy?

    And where is the value of ‘protecting’ an individual who will not honour agreements he makes? If using their real name will mean they might not get such ‘work’ in the future then, really, you have to appreciate that the reason he might not get the work is because he’s not a good worker and will lie to get his 30 seconds of internet glory. What a remarkably backward sense of principles at play here.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Dr.Haggard

    Hmm. If you’re in a focus group then you’ve signed a non-disclosure agreement.

    If you break that agreement then, clearly, you’re untrustworthy.

    Why should this information be anything other than bullshit when we know the source is untrustworthy?

    Does not compute.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Shatner

    If “Orange” is in a focus group then by ‘leaking’ this information he has broken his agreement not to disclose details revealed to him in the focus group. These agreements are very standard focus group stuff.

    Yet he has revealed details. As such he has broken his agreement. As such he is untrustworthy. As such, we know he lies. If he lies about one thing then he’s capable of lying about others.

    Very simple logic. Have a coffee and try re-computing.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    Do you speak to people like this in your day-to-day life, Shatner?

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Dr.Haggard

    @Shatner, you said:

    1. He claims to have been in a focus group

    2. Breaking his non-disclosure agreement proves he is untrustworthy

    3. Therefore we can’t rely on anything he says

    2 and 3 require 1 to be true, but if 3 is true then 1 is not necessarily true. If you believe he was in a focus group and he’s broken the non-disclosure agreement you can’t then conclude that the information he revealed is unreliable because of that.

    You said it yourself, “If he lies about one thing then he’s capable of lying about others”. Apply that to your own reasoning.

    Perhaps you’re the one who needs some coffee ;)

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Whizzo

    What I think is most obvious anyway is that MAG is a shit name.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Vahn16

    @Whizzo: Would you like your high-five mailed or in-person?

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Shatner

    Haggard,

    If 2 and 3 are true due to 1 being true then he is untrustworthy.

    If 1 isn’ true then he is untrustworthy as he is lying about being in a focus group in the first place.

    Whatever way you want to boil it down, the guy is untrustworthy and a liar. I take notice of news from credible sources. I don’t decide a source is credible based on whether I like the sound of the news or not.

    And Pat, internet is not real life. Regardless, my response was delivered in the same vein as to the post it was in response to.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Dr.Haggard

    If 2 and 3 are true due to 1 being true then he is untrustworthy.

    No, if 1 is true then he told the truth about something so your conclusion doesn’t follow. If 1 is false then your whole argument is pointless because everything he said is false.

    Look it’s very simple. You are basing your conclusion that he is untrustworthy on information he provided. It’s a circular argument. Since the only source we have to say that he was in a focus group is him, you can’t then say “Look he was in a focus group and he’s broken his non-disclosure agreement, he must be unreliable”.

    We have no reason to believe anything he says of course, but that’s not saying the same thing at all.

    If you weren’t so infuriatingly smug I really wouldn’t have felt the need to argue with you.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Shatner

    If 1 is true, then he broke his (standard focus group) agreement. He is untrustworthy.

    If 1 is false then he lied about being in the focus group anyway.

    Very simple. Very logical. Absolutely watertight. Your alternative has more unknown factors in it in order for it to be workable.

    The same logic applies to any “EXCLUISVE! I’M IN THE CLOSED BETA BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS” kind of ‘leak’ that ‘anonymous’ people like to use to garner their bit of internet fame.

    And I’m not smug. I’m simply right. That’s the problem with being right – people tend think you’re arrogant. Usually people who are wrong. It’s ok. I’ve learned to live with it.

    Either way, you’re still agreeing with me, you just don’t like to admit it. :)

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Dr.Haggard

    OK, so perhaps it was me who needed the coffee after all.

    This was all based on you trying argue that we can conclude, a priori, that nothing he says is true, which we can’t. I was right.

    Unfortunately it seems that’s not what you tried to argue at all, and I had taken a firm hold of the wrong end of the stick. That’s ok, I do it a lot.

    This, however:

    And I’m not smug. I’m simply right. That’s the problem with being right – people tend think you’re arrogant. Usually people who are wrong. It’s ok. I’ve learned to live with it.

    Makes me want to stick pins in your eyes.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. Dr.Haggard

    On second thought your conclusion that he’s unreliable still requires the assumption that something he said was true, and that was my point all along. So either way it’s not an interesting argument, it’s just stating the obvious that his actual information is not reliable. We’re still at square one.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Shatner

    You can assume SOMETHING he says is true in order to find him unreliable if you like.

    Or, if you don’t, you end up reasoning that he’s unreliable.

    The outcome is the same. You’re still agreeing with me. He’s still unreliable. And it’s still fucked up that he’s given any credibility or taken under Kotaku’s protective wing so that his future prospect of getting more of this sort of ‘work’ aren’t jeopardised. (Which is the biggest crock of shit in all of this).

    You seem to keep finding new and interesting ways of proving me right. I don’t really need the support but, for what it’s worth, I’m grateful. I can make you my intern or something. Just sign this NDA first, ok?

    #16 7 years ago
  17. Dr.Haggard

    My point is only that him being unreliable is not an interesting conclusion to reach. If you can only prove he’s unreliable by assuming something he said is true, then the subsequent steps of the argument may not be logically flawed but it gets you nowhere.

    Did he take part in a focus group? Well if he did then he broke the NDA, so he’s unreliable (about that you’re right of course) but he did tell the truth about being in a focus group, so we’re still at square one in terms of validating his information. Pointless argument.

    I don’t think anyone would dispute that these sort of sources can never be relied upon, but is reporting on it such a bad thing? It’s not like it’s anything new, and I don’t think your crusade is going to make the slightest bit of difference because people will always be interested in reading about them.

    I’ll ignore your trademark condescending bullshit this time.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. Shatner

    Did he take part in a focus group? Well if he did then he broke the NDA, so he’s unreliable (about that you’re right of course) but he did tell the truth about being in a focus group, so we’re still at square one in terms of validating his information. Pointless argument.

    Well, that’s hardly conclusive. You’re choosing to give him the benefit of the doubt in order to assert your preferred theory (that still ends up with you agreeing with my conclusions anyway).

    As I already said your theories rely on more leaps of faith than any of mine do. And the end result is the same: he’s unreliable.

    Sure, being unreliable might be interesting but I’d rather know something truthful than be expecting to believe in the fanciful rantings of an unrelibale twerp who, it seems, values internet fame over much else. Not a particularly flattering set of qualities if I’m being told to either give this person the benefit of the doubt or find some integrity in his actions.

    There’s a gulf of understanding being widened by practices such as this were the blind lead the blind and expectations get raised on bullshit, lies and rumour and, at the end of the day, these little lying shitbags waste everyone’s time and sour the experience for people when the final *real* product comes out and a bunch of misled people go “Oh. I read on the internet is was going to do so much more”.

    See? I’m doing all of this FOR YOU. So that YOU can enjoy games more. And you claim you want to stick pins in my eyes as a result and then try to claim the moral highground by “ingoring your trademark condescending bullshit”. Well, aren’t YOU the paragon of virtue, eh? :)

    Hell, I bet you’re not even a real Doctor.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Dr.Haggard

    Well, that’s hardly conclusive.You’re choosing to give him the benefit of the doubt in order to assert your preferred conclusion.

    As I already said your theories rely on more leaps of faith than any of mine do. And the end result is the same: he’s unreliable.

    What theories? I’ve only reiterated yours. I’m not giving him the benefit of the doubt, it’s your argument.

    I have no preferred conclusion, I said that your argument relies on either something he said being true or none of it being true, but it doesn’t shed any light on the validity of his information.

    There are two possibilities:

    1. He lied about the focus group

    2. He told the truth about the focus group, but broke his NDA

    You can pick either one, but if you choose the latter most would argue there’s a good chance his information might be true, since reaching that conclusion didn’t require him to have actually lied.

    I’m not interested in the argument about whether or not this sort of thing is news worthy, and I couldn’t give a shit about MAG. The debate was about whether or not you could argue that the source is necessarily unreliable based on the information we have, no more or less. The obvious conclusion being yes, of course the source is unreliable, but it doesn’t follow that the information is false.

    Bit of a waste of everyone’s time really. If the whole thing is just another skirmish in your crusade against what you perceive as bad games journalism then take it up with someone else, I’m not interested.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. Shatner

    I never claimed the information was false. Just untrustworthy and unreliable based on the means by which it was delivered. Pay attention.

    The information MAY be sound – but to trust this guy is folly. And to treat him as some valued ‘mole’ who can leak information despite it meaning he should continue to disregard agreements he makes is simply fucked up.

    My only crusade is for greater professionalism. Sure, rumours and guesswork may be terribly exciting. The problem is when, as happens more and more, rumours get posted as news, the rumour mongers get celebrated, the urban myth gets adopted as fact and all the poor ickle gamers end up being disappointed and ranting on the internet about how they were lied to by evil corporations.

    Sure, I’d like a decent (read: not entirely crappy as it is today) standard of journalism in this industry. Heck, I’m more qualified as a journalist than half the clowns reporting ‘news’ (or rather, reprinting forum posts, reprinting press releases, reposting images sent to them from publishers and other no-intiative work). It’s a cushy number getting to write what you want, play the victim and then talk down anyone who criticises you simply because you’re the people that always do the talking and you can make some pretence at impartiality.

    But, at the end of the day, all you’ve done is post numerous ways in which my original comments were right and tried to prove you’re a better human being than me in one instant whilst saying you want to stick pins in my eyes the next.

    If I were you, I’d try and go for a more consistent tone in the future and not spend so much time trying to look argumentative when you’re simply agreeing with me.

    SEE YOU NEXT GAME! :)

    #20 7 years ago
  21. Syrok

    Are you two still going on about that…?

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    You must be new here. Say hi to Shatner. :)

    #22 7 years ago
  23. Syrok

    Heh, I’m not new but I’ve never seen such an excessive argument about, well, argumentation here. :)

    #23 7 years ago
  24. morriss

    i’ve lied before.

    #24 7 years ago
  25. Shatner

    I know.

    #25 7 years ago

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    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]