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Last Remnant director: 360′s easier to work with than PS3

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 12:43 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Last Remnant director Hiroshi Takai has told OXM – via CVG – that he’s hoping his next project’s a 360 affair. It’s easier to work on than PS3, apparently.

“It’s been the team’s first time working with Xbox 360 and the Unreal Engine,” he said.

“In both cases the experience has been a positive one. In fact, as we’ve only just finished work on Last Remnant I don’t even know what my next project is going to be at Square Enix.

“However, I’m very much hoping it’ll be for Xbox 360 as it’s been a lot easier to work with than PlayStation 3.”

The Last Remnant’s already released on 360, with a PC version due in 2009′s first quarter.

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107 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    You know it Hiroshi!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Shatner

    When the director of a game averaging 6.5 across all reviews throws his fanboy audience a line, only the fannyest of fanboys would cling to it so keenly.

    Oh, hi G1Gglypuff, didn’t see you there.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DaMan

    @TLR director: Captain fucking obvious.

    and LMAO, I guess that’s why the game is so polished.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    A lot of people I know who own the game and play JRPGs religiously don’t agree with the low scores and think the game is hard done by.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Oh dear. I’ll make a brew.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. SilentLoner

    Oh god shall I get my fanboy drum?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I’d have thought he’d be more keen for his next project to “give him enough time to actual finish the game before releasing it” rather than specifying a favourite platform.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. morriss

    Also, my £17.99 copy from Play.com never showed up. Gotta wait until the 21st before I can complain about it too. (you have to allow 21 days before contacting them, apparently)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    @morriss
    I own the game and play JRPGs religiously and don’t agree with the low game scores. However what is undeniable is that the graphics of the game are poor technically.

    Regardless I thought this was kind of obvious already. MS do tools very, very well. Sony … not so much :).

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Hunam

    I play lot’s of JRPG’s and have done since ever, and I stopped playing the second the main character started acting like a fucking moron in that typical Tidus way that they do. The technical side is a mess and it’s ugly. Not worth the 6.5.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    HA!

    Hey, Sport Billy, I suppose you and your company can totally vouch for how EASY it to develop for the PS3 eh??

    LOL!!

    Wow, Haze was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO polished!!

    HAHAHA!!!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. onyxbox

    I thought Haze was ok.

    No worse than a handfull of other shooters out there (like Turok and Time Shift etc.)

    “Don’t tell my mom!” – was funny.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Shatner

    Easy there G1Galoo, you’re heading for another relapse.

    The game may have been ‘hard done by’ in terms of people’s levels of appreciation of its gameplay but the technical side can’t really be argued with – even with the best anecdotal evidence to be submitted by impartial onlookers who are attempting to deflect criticism of something. After all, it’s not like some people have a faster GPU than others in their machines is it?

    So comments about what machine may be easier to develop for made by one of the people behind its least technically proficient titles is quite amusing. Still, the 360 fanboys will go into apoplectic fits of fanboy joy and wiggle about excitedly in their high-chairs as they go overlooking the irony of such a statement.

    Incidentally morriss, my £17.99 edition from Play.com turned up ok. I only ever had one item not show up in my years of ordering from them and they sent out another copy super-quick. I guess that policy has changed.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. sennasnit

    i quite like Timeshift, when people are actually on, some good multiplayer.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    The game may have been ‘hard done by’ in terms of people’s levels of appreciation of its gameplay

    LOL!

    That’s brilliant!

    ‘Yeah… the game was brilliant, see. It’s just that no-one could understand the gameplay…’

    HAHA!!

    I knew you wouldn’t let me down today! This is BRILLIANT stuff!!

    Anyway, the fact is that you can’t even dare to criticise this guy OR his game, since Last Remnant has a metacritic score of 65, and your company’s feeble attempt at an FPS (and all round badly coded, super delayed joke of a title) has a miserable 55.

    Dont forget the comments such as: “Despite the good background with the “Timespliters” series, Free Radical fails to deliver a appealing game, and the good moments provided by Nectar fall short to face so many negative points. From the problems in the gameplay and AI to the poor graphics and sound, Haze actually makes us cry for the return to “Timesplitters.”

    And lets not forget: “Haze is a distinctly unflattering addition to Playstation 3′s library, embarrassingly reminiscent of the previous generation.” from our lovely magazine Edge either.

    Anyway, the man knows which console is easier to develop for, having worked on both.

    Simple as that.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. DaMan

    G1GAHURTZ, did you undergo a brain surgery in the past?

    like, I’ve witnessed fanboys but..

    #16 6 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    No.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Shatner

    Good grief G1Ggleflaps, you do get awfully agitated when someone directs a bit of criticsm to that cold box of circuits you’re so emotionally attached to don’t you?

    Again, going on your own admission of the 4 games that make up your extensive familiarity of that non-Microsoft machine you are such an expert on it’s telling that you go to such stupendous measures to denounce anything on it – particularly games you’ve never played (going by your own statements that is).

    How this detracts from the valid points I’ve raised I’m not entirely sure.

    On the other hand, it certainly contributes to people’s assessment of you being an increasingly unstable fanboy of the highest order.

    Incidentally, I’ve never once said what I do for a living or who I work for. So do make sure that the ammo you’re so desperate to fire off in your knee-jerk reaction isn’t loaded with blanks. Others have made precisely the same mistake as you but, following in your beloved Microsoft’s footsteps, you just seem to copy what other people do.

    Good job with going off the deep end and ranting like a savage loon. It’s not made anything I’ve said any less true but it’s made you exceptionally bitter and petty – another couple of qualities to add to your impressive portfolio!

    #18 6 years ago
  19. ecu

    Jeez, and I thought ecosse was a fanboy.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    What was that?

    Did the winner of the ‘Shatner Award’ say something?

    Sorry Sport Billy, but you alone are the OFFICIALLY most HATED person on this site.

    So OFFICIALLY so, that you have your own AWARD! Named after you!! For the most HATED person on the website!!!

    People have repeatedly called for you to be BANNED left, right and center, so I think you’ll find that the only one between me and you with an impressive portfolio of attributes that make people hate them is YOU!

    And as for this feeble angle that you think that you have on me not playing PS3 games, then I think that you’ll find that of the top 20 rated PS3 games on Metacritic, only FIVE of them are exclusives.

    So I CLEARLY don’t need a PS3 in order to play the best games available for the console, do I??

    Especially when you consider that most, if not all of them are slightly (a teeny, tiny bit) better in terms of visuals and performance on the 360 anyway!

    So I don’t need to play a PS3 to know how good COD4 is on it.

    I can find that out without having to waste the £300!

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Shatner

    Bizarrely, all your desperate, quite irrelevant and bitter ranting hasn’t made The Last Remnant any less of a technical mess than everyone who has played it seems to think.

    Nor has it lessened the hilarious irony of the director of the games statement given the technical quality of his output.

    Still, that’s the thing with points. When you have one you don’t have to go spazzing out on desperate and irrelevant tangents to (fail to) detract from them.

    Tell you what, why don’t I just rant a lot and use the word “Official” in CAPS. I’m sure that must make a difference. It’s clearly doing wonders for you!

    That’s OFFICIAL. Ok? :D

    #21 6 years ago
  22. OrphanageExplosion

    Well let’s be honest you do RANT a lot.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Shatner

    Yes, but that’s because I’m qualified.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. morriss

    They’re not guesses.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Kingsgoon

    Well, it doesn’t seem like he did to well on the 360 anyway, maybe he should be doing something else than make games.

    From the IGN review.

    “The problems begin with technical issues. Simply put, The Last Remnant is a coding disaster.”

    “There are such serious framerate issues during combat that what you see on your television sometimes resembles a slideshow.”

    “The technical performance of The Last Remnant is so poor that I can’t believe anybody considered the game finished and ready to release.”

    “The Last Remnant is a technical mess”

    #25 6 years ago
  26. airdom

    G1GAHURTZ…you need to update your blog by the way.haha

    just pointing it out, out of topic on this thread :P

    #26 6 years ago
  27. G1GAHURTZ

    OK, I’ve got some points for you.

    1. The man’s point was that the 360 is easier to develop for than the PS3. This must also be the findings of the vast majority of developers for both consoles, with all of the games available for both consoles being the proof of that.

    Another piece of supporting evidence for this is your company’s pathetic game Haze. If the PS3 was as easy to develop for as the 360, maybe you wouldn’t have been exposed as the sub-standard coder you seem to have proven to be (At least, I assume you’re a coder. You certainly think like a coder).

    2. If the man’s game is technically a pile of rubbish, then it still doesn’t matter, and it doesn’t make his claim any less valid.

    He found it easier to develop for the 360, and there is nothing that you can say about that.

    You just probably wanted to respond to my comment anyway, didn’t you?

    Didn’t think things through? Hmm…?

    Even if his game is a mess, what state would it have been in on the PS3?? Maybe it’s a mess because of it being rushed. Maybe it’s a mess because of other reasons. But it still doesn’t change that FACT that the man found it EASIER to develop the game on the 360.

    3. You ARE OFFICIALLY the most hated person around here. No one else. YOU! Mr winner of the ‘Shatner Award’.

    That means people don’t like your stupid comments, your dimwitted thoughts, your ignorant distortions, or your pathetic refusal to disappear…

    Like a cockroach, you always come back.

    Scurrying around to everyone else’s utter disgust!

    #27 6 years ago
  28. G1GAHURTZ

    @ airdom

    Yeah, I know.

    Thanks man, I plan to pretty soon…

    #28 6 years ago
  29. g00nerz

    Stick to the 360 pal. Please. You’ve done such a shite job on the “easier to program 360″, I can’t imagine the drivel you would come out with on the “super hard to program PS3″.

    Paaaaaathetic.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Shatner

    In all your wildly desperate conjecture and arm waving you haven’t made Last Remnant any less of a technical mess or those statements any less misplaced and ironic.

    I look forward to your next post of desperation that utterly fails to renounce those points. Don’t overheat yourself G1Gnut, you’ll probably RRoD.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. G1GAHURTZ

    I don’t care about the last remnant, Sport Billy!

    Mr OFFICIALLY most hated!

    I don’t even LIKE JRPG’s!

    I can’t stand turn based combat for a start. There are nowhere near enough guns… No twitch gameplay… Nah, sorry, they’re not for me. I couldn’t care less if the game, which is still better than that pile of CRAP Haze, was the 2nd worst game in the world!

    As for his “Misplaced” statements: “However, I’m very much hoping it’ll be for Xbox 360 as it’s been a lot easier to work with than PlayStation 3.”

    Then there’s nothing wrong with that Sport Billy, you big cartoon, is there??

    Even if his game was the 2nd worst game ever, after Haze, it still 100% true that he found it easier to work on the PS3 aint it??

    Hmm??

    I think you’d find that this was the case if you weren’t practically brain-dead.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Hero of Canton

    The Last Remnant is a very underrated game, but it is technically pretty shoddy in places. The 360 might be easier to code for, but evidently it’s not that easy for Japanese developers to code WELL for.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. OrphanageExplosion

    Yes, but that’s because I’m qualified.

    Qualified in that your game runs at half the frame rate of CoD4 on both platforms and in an even lower native resolution?

    #33 6 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    #
    G1GAHURTZ said:

    December 16th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    You know it Hiroshi!

    lol its funny how geeks like this one has to be the first to post in a negative ps3 story. hey giganutz how come all 360 jrpgs suck and don’t score high. oh i know because the 360 is shit and rpgs suck ass on a fps only console. I bet you bought ssfhdt on 3shitty as well huh, lmao.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Blerk

    I knew this would happen.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. G1GAHURTZ

    @ theevilaires:

    What?

    #36 6 years ago
  37. airdom

    haha, its funny though, let ‘em go ;)

    #37 6 years ago
  38. DaMan

    Now that I think of it.. perhaps it would be actually better if his next project will be for 360 :). if they messed up so badly coding for MS platform, it’s scary to imagine them building something on PS3.

    Meh, you’re right Hiroshi. PS3 owners have the upcoming White Knight.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. theevilaires

    @ meganuts:

    Que?

    #39 6 years ago
  40. theevilaires

    #
    DaMan said:

    December 16th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Now that I think of it.. perhaps it would be actually better if his next project will be for 360 :). if they messed up so badly coding for MS platform, it’s scary to imagine them building something on PS3.

    Meh, you’re right Hiroshi. PS3 owners have the upcoming White Knight.

    you DaMan Boi :P

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Michael O'Connor

    First things first.

    I think the game scored lower than it deserved, and quite enjoy it. That said, I won’t deny its frame-rate issues are a mess at time, but no-where near as severe as their sometimes made out to be. As for poor graphics? I’d have to disagree, I think the game looks visually amazing.

    Secondly, Hiroshi Takai is just stating the obvious. Much like the Dreamcast and the original Xbox, the 360 is basically just a PC in a box, and seeing as games are developed on PCs and Macs, it’s an easier job to port them.

    Mind you, that fact can also make developers lazy. If developers focused on the PS3′s capabilities more, you would likely see many more games on the PS3 that outshine (on a purely technical level) the 360 by a large mile.

    Son’y consoles have always been tricky development platforms; the PS3 especially so, due to its unique architecture. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. tony412

    I highly doubt that any of you “fanboys” can make a relevant point to this situation. All you have been doing is rambling on about the 360 and PS3. No one cares if you like the 360 better than the PS3, seeing as it isn’t going to change anyone else’s opinion on these consoles I think you all have just wasted your dreadful time devoting yourselves to this website. Stop talking and Just Play already

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Shatner

    Hey, let’s not forget that Last Remnant isn’t even using ground-up technology. This guy’s game runs on Epic’s Unreal Tech. So to adopt someone else’s tech and hash it up in such a technically shoddy product and then go about making declarations like he has, well, it just adds to the irony of his statement.

    OrphanageExplosion, you don’t seem to be informed correctly. If your basing your efforts on the guesses of people that don’t know anything then you’re on shaky ground. Still, I’m sure you’ll just believe whatever you want to believe irrespective of how far removed from reality it is.

    As for G1G’s output today. Like any fanboy, he’s laughably incapable of taking the kind of nonsense that he spews out and persistently attempts to bolster his biased baseless rants by presenting his opinion as fact. Look at his reaction to someone that hasn’t even criticised his beloved box of cold, emotionless silicon. He’s so blinded by the need to defend all and any 360 criticism (irrespective of how valid it may be) that he’s can’t even tell when someone hasn’t even criticised his creamy box with the red light on the front of it. Poor kid.

    I’m glad we’ve witnessed his antics today, I can feel confident that we all know which colour bridge he lives under. Nobody but your fellow bridge dwellers could ever take your view remotely seriously ever again. You’ve made me proud. :)

    Oh, and once more for good luck:
    G:
    In all your wildly desperate conjecture and arm waving you haven’t made Last Remnant any less of a technical mess or those statements any less misplaced and ironic.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. morriss

    “If developers focused on the PS3’s capabilities more, you would likely see many more games on the PS3 that outshine (on a purely technical level) the 360 by a large mile.”

    :)

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Shatner

    Anybody playing a game for the joy of basking in its technical proficiency is missing the point of playing a game.

    But to some, playing or even understanding gameplay isn’t as important as arguing irrelevant points on the internet.

    And if you like that, Forumwarz does it very well.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Michael O'Connor

    “Anybody playing a game for the joy of basking in its technical proficiency is missing the point of playing a game.”

    ^This

    Moriss: That’s not to say they’d make better games.

    At the end of the day, that’s up to the individual developers, and each format has games worth playing the other doesn’t as long as you keep your tastes broad. The bees under the bonnet are just shiny coating, and a bad game will always be bad however good it looks.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. morriss

    I know all that, but your statement is still wrong.

    If it was correct, we’d see first party, PS3 exclusives looking better “by a large mile,” but they’re not. Are you now calling Naughty Dog and Guerilla lazy? I don’t think they are, tbh.

    Basically, both systems have their bottlenecks. One is neither better nor worse than the other as the technical performance of games like Burnout Paradise are testament to.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. 599USD

    People are seriously getting mad about this? LOL this statement just backs up everything other developers have been telling us since these consoles launched. Doensn’t matter if this one game has technical problems, these developers just aren’t any good at coding their games. Infinite Undiscovery has the same technical problems so it’s more of a problem on Square Enix’s end.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Michael O'Connor

    “If it was correct, we’d see first party, PS3 exclusives looking better “by a large mile,” but they’re not. Are you now calling Naughty Dog and Guerilla lazy? I don’t think they are, tbh.”

    Some do. I’d be more than willing to argue that the 360 couldn’t do Heavenly Sword without red-ringing itself to death. *laughs* And Uncharted is a beautiful game; I honestly don’t think the 360 could visually handle it without some severe visual compromises.

    But at the end of the day, it’s arguing apples and oranges. Al that really matters is that the games are good. And as long as they make good games, I could personally care less about which machine is more powerful.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. fearmonkey

    With all the PS3 development issues due to the complexity of the hardware, it will be interesting to see what Sony does with the PS4. If they do what the rumors say, and release a unit that is moderately more powerful than a PS3, and has the same architexture, then the Programming issuess are still there, though developers would be more used to it by then.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. Mad-elph

    Do you thnk they have to sign something saying that they will release one statement of this sort during the hype train?

    —- this is an rhetorical statement winking at all those 360s fanboys who said Sony makes people talk about Bluray etc….

    #51 6 years ago
  52. morriss

    “But at the end of the day, it’s arguing apples and oranges.”

    No it isn’t. What you’re saying simply isn’t correct.

    But whatever.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. airdom

    TOPIC CLOSED. Thank you!

    #53 6 years ago
  54. patlike

    Nutters.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Michael O'Connor

    “No it isn’t. What you’re saying simply isn’t correct.”

    The hardware specifications and certain games that wouldn’t be graphically possibly on the 360 say otherwise

    Might wanna chill those over-defensive fanboy tendencies, mate. Get some fresh air. I’m just trying to have a friendly discussion, not some fanboy bitch-fest. If you wanna argue that what I’m saying “simply isn’t correct”, at least bother to argue WHY. Simply saying so doesn’t make it so.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. morriss

    No they don’t, and it’s nothing to do with being a fanboy. My god it’s a nursery in here. I say you’re wrong, so it must be a fanboy bitchfest?! What planet are you on?

    Just look up 256Mb of VRAM on google and see where it leads you.

    It’s just plain fact, mate, nothing to do with preference over a fucking piece of electronics. Both consoles are bottlenecked, both are good at some things, bad at others.

    #56 6 years ago
  57. lelik

    wow i just read all 50+ comments and i have to say that gigahurtz is one annoying piece of shit. seriously dude please OFICIALLY fuck off.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Michael O'Connor

    “It’s just plain fact, mate, nothing to do with preference over a fucking piece of electronics. Both consoles are bottlenecked, both are good at some things, bad at others.”

    Which is… exactly what I was saying?

    The visual clarity of a number of PS3 and the major compression required just to get games like GTAIV on one disc add to that point. The difference isn’t a *huge* gap, but it is there.

    But its all moot. At the end of the day, if the game is good enough, the meagre difference means jack.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. Tonka

    OMG, the PS3 really is shit isn’t it?

    #59 6 years ago
  60. morriss

    It isn’t a *huge* gap? But you said a “large mile.” Which is it?

    Also, have you looked up VRAM yet?

    #60 6 years ago
  61. Michael O'Connor

    “It isn’t a *huge* gap? But you said a “large mile.” Which is it? ”

    In the case of a game like Heavenly Sword and Uncharted, it is a huge mile. In the case of general multi-format titles, not so much.

    And yes I have. It doesn’t change what I’ve seen with my own eyes. Badly programmed PS3 games tend to look visually barren (Resistance being a good example), often-times can’t handle as many visual effects, but there *are* titles on the PS3 that are way ahead of the 360′s capabilities… but hey, they might be an issue of limited disc-space as much as anything else.

    #61 6 years ago
  62. Psychotext

    I really don’t know why you’re touting Heavenly Sword as a technical win. Anything that wasn’t cutscene was a mess, tearing and frame drops all over the place.

    #62 6 years ago
  63. G1GAHURTZ

    Sport Billy!

    You really are totally deluded and appear to be going mad.

    You’re going into some psychotic monologue!! LOL!!

    I’m glad we’ve witnessed his antics today

    Who are you talking to?? Who’s this “we” you seem to be so chummy with??

    You are going on like there’s someone ‘with’ you. Someone sharing your mental illness.

    Who’s with you??

    No one, that’s who!

    Nut case!

    Next you’ll probably be talking about yourself in the third person!!

    You’re so pretentious, you think that people are actually paying attention to your dribble like you were some sort of primary school teacher lecturing his class.

    Nobody listens to what you say. Nobody pays attention. Nobody thinks that you know what you’re talking about.

    Rather, people think you’re a twat.

    Just think about it it Sport Billy. Do you really think that people are going to vote you as the most annoying, irritating person that visits this website and then suddenly LIKE you!?!?

    You really do seem to have lost all common sense.

    Not even for a few weeks, or a month, but the MOST HATED PERSON on the website in the whole of 2008!!

    That’s your problem. I’ve sat and read your pathetic comments where you go on like you know it all, and you’re some industry expert, and I’ve read as you’ve bullied regular gamers with your ‘high and mighty’ tone and your utterly mistaken self righteous stupidity.

    Then you thought you could bully me!!

    Oops! Didn’t know that I wasn’t just some regular guy who “owns a console“, did you??

    Didn’t know that I’ve probably worked in the games industry for longer than you, got more development experience than you, sold more games than you and got higher ratings for the games that I’ve developed than you… did you!?

    You’re probably just some jumped up little waste of space junior programmer, a couple of years out of uni, still wet around the ears after scraping a 2:1.

    Do yourself a favour Sport Billy, wake up and realise that you’re ALONE, on your OWN, unwanted by a community that voted you the MOST HATED and isolated by your own repulsive character.

    Honestly!

    A MONOLOGUE!! LOL!!

    Oh, and sorry to disappoint you, but I really don’t care about MS, or the 360.

    The truth is that I couldn’t really care less about brand names or stupid allegiances.

    I just want to play the best games, and the FACT is that there are a whole lot more of the best games on the 360 with a much better online network.

    If you really paid attention to what I said instead of being so ANAL, you’d notice that I spend way more time talking down the PS3 than I do talking up the 360.

    Anyone can slate it off, I don’t care. Anyone can slate MS off, I don’t care.

    Anyway, I grew up my whole life playing Nintendo, so in reality if there’s any single manufacturer that I’d even spend more than a few seconds ACTUALLY defending, it’d be them.

    Prat.

    Oh, and:

    1. I’ve already said that Last Remnant probably is a technical mess (I’ve never played it).
    2. We’ve already established that you are totally unable to dispute his statements, so you lose again.

    #63 6 years ago
  64. morriss

    So now Insomniac are bad programmers? Ok.

    #64 6 years ago
  65. mortiferus

    Sweet mother of Pearl! So this is what post nuclear bomb human interaction would be like. Last remnant indeed…

    #65 6 years ago
  66. Michael O'Connor

    “I really don’t know why you’re touting Heavenly Sword as a technical win. Anything that wasn’t cutscene was a mess, tearing and frame drops all over the place.”

    I never suffered any tearing or frame-rate problems while playing it.

    Now, Last Remnant on the other hand… ¬_¬ Still a great RPG though.

    “So now Insomniac are bad programmers? Ok.”

    No, but Resistance still has a barren and empty look gameworld. I’m not sure how saying that one of the developer’s game looks shit = me stating their bad programmers. Oh, that’s right, you’re blowing my statement out of proportion in an attempt to undermine it.

    #66 6 years ago
  67. G1GAHURTZ

    And welcome to another case of unsolved mysteries…

    8.32pm: “Badly programmed PS3 games tend to look visually barren (Resistance being a good example)

    9.02pm: “I’m not sure how saying that one of the developer’s game looks shit = me stating their bad programmers. Oh, that’s right, you’re blowing my statement out of proportion in an attempt to undermine it.

    Does anyone know what happened to Mr O’Connor in the 30 missing minutes…?

    #67 6 years ago
  68. deftangel

    Christ what’s going on in here. There are two statements which appear to me the general concensus from what I’ve read amongst people who should know what they’re talking about. Mind you, this debate is very 2006.

    i) The PS3 & 360 are roughly equal in power *all things considered* 360 has more usable more memory, better GPU. PS3 has HDD as standard, very powerful processor once mastered.

    ii) The 360 tools & API is excellent. It has an architecture more similar to that of a PC. This is makes it easier to get to grips with than the Cell architecture which was quite a radical departure at the time. Memory is still a challenge on the PS3. Sony had to play catch up in terms of support & docs though they’ve put a lot of effort into that in recent times.

    Supporting evidence would be the raft of early cross platform games, Epic’s struggles with UE3 on the PS3 and Burnout Paradise, which led development on Sony’s platform largely because it was easier to go from PS3 -> 360 than the other way round.

    Being easier to develop for does not automatically make one machine more powerful than the other!

    #68 6 years ago
  69. Psychotext

    Consider yourself lucky then Michael, because you’d be one of the few that didn’t. I must admit that I only played the demo, but that had plenty of it. Reviews mentioned the problems with the final game, as did forums in the weeks after release.

    #69 6 years ago
  70. theevilaires

    #
    morriss said:

    December 16th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    “If developers focused on the PS3’s capabilities more, you would likely see many more games on the PS3 that outshine (on a purely technical level) the 360 by a large mile.”

    :)

    holy crap batman did morris just wake up and smell the roses.

    #70 6 years ago
  71. mortiferus

    Ask yourselves one question, SCEA, Naughty Dog and a few other key PS3 centric developers have world class programmers. So… If they had the power, tools and the knowledge to distance the PS3 from the 360 in terms of graphics, wouldn’t they have done it already? Yes they would have.

    The truth is they have come to grips with the PS3 SDK and cannot do it, not because it’s that harder to code for, but because it’s not possible. They are both of similar capacity, but differ in one common area, storage. 360 is limited by dvd-9 media capacity where as PS3 has the storage media but lacks the capacity (RAM)to fully display all that BD-Rom content.

    #71 6 years ago
  72. DaMan

    G1GAHURTZ, if you ‘ve worked in the games industry for a long time, got much development experience , sold many games and got high ratings for the games that you’ve developed then you sure as fuck wouldn’t type all of that.. and you sure wouldn’t comment every single article on this site with some anti-PS3 stuff.. I mean, just as an example: you were fucking first to comment here and say “you know it, Hiroshi!”… I mean, sure I too like posting comments and stuff, but there really is no point for a successful game developer to constantly sit and post all of this fucking crap..

    #72 6 years ago
  73. theevilaires

    ps3 would shit on all consoles if developers developed on it first. thats fact my little euro friends, grow up and start realizing the truth. santa clause is fake, your moms are sluts and xbox360 is a piece of shit.thank you and have a happy holiday

    #73 6 years ago
  74. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, of course not DaMan.

    I’d hide in a mountain retreat in switzerland and only speak in public whilst covering my mouth, like Joe Pesci in Casino.

    Obviously people who work in the games industry don’t use the internet, and they don’t have opinions either, do they…?

    #74 6 years ago
  75. mortiferus

    @theevilaires hate to break it to ya buddy but EA and a few others has resorted to this, making the PS3 the lead platform, and guess what? It hasnt fixed anything. Multi platform games still suck a little or a lot more on PS3.

    #75 6 years ago
  76. theevilaires

    daMan, meganuts is a retard don’t take him or any other fanboy on this site seriously. he probably has no friends and this is the only way he can feel special. let him have his fifteen mnutes of being an ass clown on a second rated gaming website. if he went to any other one they would tear him a new ass hole.

    #76 6 years ago
  77. theevilaires

    #
    mortiferus said:

    December 16th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    @theevilaires hate to break it to ya buddy but EA and a few others has resorted to this, making the PS3 the lead platform, and guess what? It hasnt fixed anything. Multi platform games still suck a little or a lot more on PS3.

    another moron please stop spreading your lies son
    oh and your insult please come at me with good material then i’ll shit on you like i do the rest of your love butt buddies.happy holidays HOMO!

    #77 6 years ago
  78. mortiferus

    You can’t handle the truth!

    #78 6 years ago
  79. mortiferus

    Case Closed!

    #79 6 years ago
  80. theevilaires

    ahahahaha you must be one of those trailer park trash redneck americans then. how many times you insest today boy

    #80 6 years ago
  81. theevilaires

    don’t run now the fun just starting.you can wait another 10 minutes to play with yourself

    #81 6 years ago
  82. theevilaires

    case closed when its too hot in the kitchen 360fagboys RROD

    #82 6 years ago
  83. Psychotext

    I await Esha’s comment… :)

    #83 6 years ago
  84. DaMan

    “Obviously people who work in the games industry don’t use the internet, and they don’t have opinions either, do they…?”

    But not to the point of going FUBAR because of opinions other then your own, and commenting like a grade A fanboy on every single article. Besides every time you post, you ‘re making it look like PS3 is a complete piece of shit really, yet you seem to be sure you aren’t even biased. ffs that’s just nuts, dude.

    #84 6 years ago
  85. G1GAHURTZ

    Surely this no banning policy has some limits…

    Or is it ok for everyone to start abusing people’s family members too?

    #85 6 years ago
  86. wz

    Is that 85 comments here? Wtf is wrong with you folks.

    #86 6 years ago
  87. G1GAHURTZ

    Who said I’m not biased!?

    I don’t like the PS3, it’s as simple as that!

    You don’t have to like a thing to work on it!!

    I work to get paid. I’m blessed enough to be able to have a job where I can sit at a computer and make games for a living.

    That doesn’t mean that I have to have some sort of special impartiality or remove all of my honest opinions.

    How am I a fanboy anyway?? It’s easy to throw this tag around, but it’s just people’s misconceptions.

    Just because I don’t like Sony and own a 360, you think that that that automatically makes me a 360 fanboy.

    Sorry, but no. I just dont like Sony.

    I didn’t like them when they tried to compete with the SNES, I didn’t like them when they tried to compete with the N64, I didn’t like them when they helped to kill of the Gamecube, I didn’t like them when they got me all hyped about the PS3 and then totally messed it up, and I don’t like them now.

    I don’t care about what happens to MS, or the 360 as long as I can play the best games.

    That’s just my personnal opinion, and doesn’t have any impact whatsoever on my ability to do my job as a professional.

    I make games for a living, I’m very priveliged, and very thankful for the blessings that I have, and as a professional it’s my job to make the best games that I can and the platform has so far, never been my choice.

    But that doesn’t mean that I can’t have an opinion about what’s going on in the world of gaming.

    #87 6 years ago
  88. theevilaires

    meganuts can’t handle some heat well gtfo youngster

    #88 6 years ago
  89. wz

    Btw, who in here ever programmed for the PS3 and/or 360? Let them speak, and the others can just stfu. You won’t be able to ascertain the simplicity of coding for either console by bitching about technical specs or fucked up games.

    Btw, simplicity is not really measurable quantitatively, so that’s stfu^2.

    #89 6 years ago
  90. theevilaires

    everyone say it all together “meganuts you’re a loser!”

    #90 6 years ago
  91. theevilaires

    G1GAHURTZ said:

    December 16th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Who said I’m not biased!?

    I don’t like the PS3, it’s as simple as that!

    an insane,lonely,ugly mofo fanboy shows his true colors….well at least he came out with it.any others?

    #91 6 years ago
  92. theevilaires

    why can’t we all just get along. we’re all gamers lets just play some good games eh

    #92 6 years ago
  93. theevilaires

    lol guess not…euro wankers :P

    #93 6 years ago
  94. Syrok

    You do seem to have too much time on your hands.

    #94 6 years ago
  95. David

    Maybe we don’t want to get along with pig-headed Americans

    #95 6 years ago
  96. morriss

    “Mind you, that fact can also make developers lazy. If developers focused on the PS3’s capabilities more, you would likely see many more games on the PS3 that outshine (on a purely technical level) the 360 by a large mile.”

    I don’t think I’m blowing your opinion out of proportion, Michael when I suggest you’re saying that Insomniac is lazy. I was referring to this paragraph. If I understood incorrectly, then I’m sorry.

    #96 6 years ago
  97. DaMan

    G1GAHURTZ, but if you yourself know that you’re biased, and you aren’t a 360 fanboy, then what’s the whole point of posting your opinions like this? to tell the whole world how much you hate the fucked company that is Sony? because clearly there’s no sense in debating with you for someone who has a different point of view.

    funny you’re saying all of that about Sony, btw, because I feel the exact same about MS. I despise that company, since the very beginning.

    and I do work as a coder in gaming industry, yet I don’t wait for every MS-related article to post my thoughts on MS and their platforms in comments every single time. because there’s no point in that. if you really want to tell everyone how shitty is PS3, then go ahead and say that like Gabe Newell, tell everyone that PS3 is a disaster. but there’s no sense in this bullshit, and going mad about all this like that.

    #97 6 years ago
  98. Psychotext

    “yet I don’t wait for every MS-related article to post my thoughts on MS and their platforms in comments every single time”

    Just most of them. :P

    #98 6 years ago
  99. DaMan

    Oh please. I think I registered on VG247 only in September, my first post was about a Guitar Hero game I think. before that, I just checked this one for news.

    I basically comment on something clearly biased or ridiculous. it’s just that VG247, for some unknown reason, has more MS related news.

    #99 6 years ago
  100. Psychotext

    Relax geezer, the smiley was there for a reason.

    #100 6 years ago
  101. G1GAHURTZ

    lol, and as a programmer, I’m not suprised one bit that you don’t like MS. You probably have Linux on your PC at home, right?

    but if you yourself know that you’re biased, and you aren’t a 360 fanboy, then what’s the whole point of posting your opinions like this?

    Why not?

    Anyway, it’s not as you’re suggesting, that I post a negative comment on every single Sony article.

    It’s a free world, and if low IQ idiots like you-who-above can go around enjoying themselves by attacking as many people as they can for no apparent reason, then why can’t I have a little chuckle at Sony’s expense every now and then.

    Plus, I think that I’m more than fair, so I don’t see the problem.

    People are free to ignore me, and so are you, so equally, why don’t you just excercise that right?

    #101 6 years ago
  102. DaMan

    “It’s a free world, and if low IQ idiots like you-who-above can go around enjoying themselves by attacking as many people as they can for no apparent reason, then why can’t I have a little chuckle at Sony’s expense every now and then.”
    Whatever then, to each their own.

    “Anyway, it’s not as you’re suggesting, that I post a negative comment on every single Sony article.”
    Oh, on 90 % I think. But perhaps this site has too litle members and you just stand out with your extreme anti-Sony attitude..

    #102 6 years ago
  103. No_PUDding

    God, I have been neglecting my work here. Sorry everyone, I am here now. Were there any messages Karen? No? Okay.

    *Changes into fanboy suit*

    Fuck Xbawksthreesixty!

    *Chnages out*

    Karen, say I’m out of the office until b3yond. That’ll please them.

    By the way, I’d love to be involved here, but you’re all talking shit.

    #103 6 years ago
  104. Cort

    @G1GAHURTZ

    “Sorry Sport Billy, but you alone are the OFFICIALLY most HATED person on this site.”

    DON’T be so sure, G1ga. Shatner makes me laugh, even though I often disagree with much of what he has to say; you make me think you’re a hypocritical, self-obsessed little prick.

    “Surely this no banning policy has some limits…”

    How ironic.

    #104 6 years ago
  105. No_PUDding

    Seriously I came here after beign told it was a mess here.

    Done a bit more reading and you guys are all off your rockers. Does anyone care that much?

    This is the Last Remnant, looks good, but it’s (despite the hard press) not anything to wet your undies over. Lets move on?

    Or not, as the case will almost certainly be.

    #105 6 years ago
  106. G1GAHURTZ

    DON’T be so sure, G1ga.

    Oh no, I’m sure…

    Yep. 100%

    Nobody won the “Shatner Award” other than him.

    Wait, let me double check…

    Yep He won alright. Mr winner of the (formerly known as) Seriez Busnez Award.

    I Didn’t even make it into the runners up! I think that says it all really…

    Shatner makes me laugh

    He makes me laugh too. Yesterday he was at his most comical. Especially when he came out with that ‘Haze had good gameplay, it’s just that nobody understood it’ line!

    Now that was funny.

    “Surely this no banning policy has some limits…”

    How ironic.

    Oh right. Well Cort, if you’d like me to start talking about having sex with your mum, as well as having a go a Sony, just let me know fella!

    You know what I find ironic?

    The fact that the weak mindedness that Sport Billy tried to pin on me, where I was supposed to have some sort of twisted love for a console and couldn’t handle any criticism of it, actually applies to you!

    Now that’s ironic.

    #106 6 years ago
  107. Mad-elph

    http://www.thebitbag.com/2008/12/16/why-all-the-ps3-hate/

    #107 6 years ago

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    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]