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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.

By Nathan Grayson

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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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    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]