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Sony says PS3 only console powerful enough for Killzone 2 as OPM UK announces first official review

Monday, 19 January 2009 11:06 GMT By Mike

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On sale Tuesday 20th January, the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK will have the first official Killzone 2 review, Future publishing announced this morning.

Not only do you get a review, you get a “highly collectable” holographic wallet which has an image of a Helghast trooper on it and it also “shifts colour as the light catches it.”

“Killzone 2 is without doubt the best looking game on the PlayStation 3, and we wanted to come up with a treatment that mirrored the visual voodoo which the development team at Guerrilla Games has pulled off,” said Tim Clark, Editor in Chief of Official PlayStation Magazine UK.

“We couldn’t be happier with the finished results.”

David Wilson, UK PR Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment UK, added:

“Killzone 2 has been a long time in the making, and best showcases why PlayStation 3 is the only console powerful enough to deliver a ground-breaking title of this nature. Who better to partner with than the Official PlayStation Magazine, in order to offer the readers a special collectors edition issue. It’s a great way to celebrate the launch of this milestone game.”

Expect the internet to go Killzone 2 crazy from this point onwards. We’ll be doing our level best to keep up.

Full details after the break.

By Mike Bowden


PRESS RELEASE
Future’s Official PlayStation® Magazine UK scoops Killzone 2 exclusive!

Holographic wallet as magazine celebrates first UK review of PS3TM blockbuster

19/01/09 – Future’s Official PlayStation Magazine UK is celebrating its exclusive review of Killzone 2, with a special collectors’ holographic wallet for the February issue.

Created by Guerrilla Games, Killzone 2 is a PlayStation3 exclusive game, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) on Friday, 27th February, and is eagerly awaited by gamers and critics alike.

On sale Tuesday 20th January, the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK is the first place gamers will get the definitive verdict on the game. Showcasing the true next-gen power of the PlayStation3, Killzone 2 gets a comprehensive 6-page review, thanks to the Official magazine’s unrivalled access.

To mark the event, the February issue comes encased in a highly collectable holographic wallet, emblazoned with an image of a Helghast trooper which shifts colour, as the light catches it.

Tim Clark, Editor in Chief of Official PlayStation Magazine UK, said:

“Killzone 2 is without doubt the best looking game on the PlayStation 3, and we wanted to come up with a treatment that mirrored the visual voodoo which the development team at Guerrilla Games has pulled off. We couldn’t be happier with the finished results.”

David Wilson, UK PR Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment UK, added:

“Killzone 2 has been a long time in the making, and best showcases why PlayStation 3 is the only console powerful enough to deliver a ground-breaking title of this nature. Who better to partner with than the Official PlayStation Magazine, in order to offer the readers a special collectors edition issue. It’s a great way to celebrate the launch of this milestone game”

Alongside the exclusive review of Killzone 2, the February issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK also features the 20 best new games for PlayStation 3 – including God of War III, Uncharted 2: Amongst Thieves and Mini Ninjas. The magazine also reveals its Game of the Year for 2008, as voted by the readers. The package is completed by the world’s only Blu-ray demo disc, which contains 21 playable games including Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Bioshock and Valkyria Chronicles – for £5.99.

ENDS

About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group with offices in the UK and USA. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today it creates over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events, with strong portfolios in the technology, games, music, automotive and sports sectors. Over 130 international editions of Future’s magazines are published under licence by publishing partners in 30 other countries around the world. Future employs around 1,300 people worldwide. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).

For more information
Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, 01225 822517.

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47 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Blah blah blah blah, etc.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Hero of Canton

    I really wish OPM would do a version for about 3 or 4 quid without the disc. It’s a very good mag – arguably the pick of the official ones – but that disc is just useless to me, and (I’d imagine) a substantial portion of its readership.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Wait – official mag ‘good’? Does not compute! Bzzzt! BOOM!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    OOOH SHINY!

    Blah blah blah

    #4 6 years ago
  5. TimClark

    Thanks Hero of Canton. The wallet really is shiny though. Like crushed butterfly wings being sprinkled into a rainbow. Have a look in Smith’s – I semi-guarantee you’ll at least give a slight ‘oooh’. And congrats on the new releases Pat. Can’t remember if I said that before.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Mike

    Fancy sending a copy to Denmark, Tim? ;)

    #6 6 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Seriously, how long have you been at that mag….

    I bought the Issue 026: Christmas Edition.

    Glad I did, cus you had some Demon’s Souls info in there. And I won’t have to download a good 50% of the demos from the PSN store.

    Yeah, I might pick this one up.

    I still have one of them from the PSone Days, I really need to find it. The cover was Simpsons wrestling I think. It had Driver 2 tips in it.

    Aaaah, those were the days.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Morrius

    I just want to know how you fill a whole mag full of positive information on the PS3. Maybe I should pick it up and find out, I’m aching for mine to seem more of a worthwhile purchase.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. TimClark

    How long? Oh Christ. I’ve always been here. Like the caretaker at the Overlook Hotel. I’ve even used that joke before. :(

    Every now and then I talk about leaving. My publisher just laughs.

    Maybe I’m more like John C Reilly in Platoon – a lifer.

    Are you actually Denmark based then, Mike?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Mike

    Yeah, I am. Sexual refugee about 10 years ago.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    He’s a reformed male escort.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. TimClark

    @Morrius

    Well we try not to make it too much like a glee club. Generally though, we’re not short on content. Without wanting to get into any hot console-on-console action, I’d rather be writing about our lineup than anyone else’s – but I play all three systems, lest that sound too partisan. That said, I’m a ridiculous HD whore so the Wii barely gets a look in.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Mike

    OPSM UK costs about £15 where I live. :(

    That’s a mental amount of money.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. deftangel

    Most powerful console blah blah. Shame how one of the engineers at IBM who worked on both disagreed last week :)

    Game looks great and I’m there day one but throw four years and enough cash at a team to work exclusively on the 360 they’d be able to get something looking just as good.

    Have to hand it to Guerilla for getting pretty close to “that” trailer though :)

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Retroid

    Only console powerful enough to do this particular game in the very specific ways it does things? :)

    #15 6 years ago
  16. patlike

    Cheers, Tim.

    *broken*

    #16 6 years ago
  17. sennasnit

    Wait a minute, i subscribe to the mag, i didn’t get one of those shiny things, Tim if you’re still around, sort it out, do subscribers not get the shiny thing, is it just to attract shelf shoppers, i’ve subscribed to all three “Official” mags and i want free stuff… it’s bad enough that now if you subscribe you get a free BluRay, i got nowt.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. TimClark

    Pat, I got tired looking after my niece for an hour. She said she wanted the same story reading twice in a row. “That’s ridiculous,” I explained,”you know the ending now.” It was the croc comes to tea or something. Spoiler: he eats all the food.

    Fail at parenting.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. TimClark

    Sennasit, the packaging doesn’t go to subs – primarily to avoid waste I think. Sorry. But we’re saving the planet one hologrammatic piece of card at a time I guess.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Retroid

    I’m a reformed Ford Escort.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Mike

    @Tim: :D

    I read my son the same story about 5 times a night!!

    *checks email*

    *still nothing*

    #21 6 years ago
  22. DS1086

    @ deftangel
    It’s common knowledge that it looks considerably better than “that” trailer, not “pretty close”.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Blerk

    My arse it does!

    #23 6 years ago
  24. SticKboy

    That just, like, your opinion, man.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. deftangel

    Er no bollocks to opinion. There’s no way it looks better than the original trailer. You’ve only got to look at the faces for that.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Whizzo

    It looked very good when I saw it running at EG Expo, not as good as the completely pre-rendered movie from ages ago, but as close as any current generation console hardware is likely to pull off.

    As for looking better than it, that’s bullshit.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    In some elements it’s much better looking:

    Fire, Art direction, Motion Blur

    In others it’s not as good:

    Smoke, poly-count.

    it still stands that there are people who think that it looks better than the CG, and that is an achievement in itself, so go ahead and have your opinion.

    And Deftangel, you can’t disregard it like that. They are totally different consoles. They work radically different. All I can say is that Killzone, didn’t have a budget that high above you’re average HD game (shockingly). $21 mil according to an article I found in the NeoGAF thread.

    4 years? Well 2/3 years really, since Liberation was done inbetween the E305 trailer and the E307 one.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @TimClark

    It’s ‘the tiger who came to tea’.

    Still a classic…

    #28 6 years ago
  29. deftangel

    There was a Killzone 2 trailer at E3 2005. It releases at the end of Feb 2009. Assuming they didn’t dream up the trailer the night before E3 like I used to with my Art Homework then that’s four years on my calendar.

    The format wars bullshit is very 2006. Everybody and their dog has had their say on it and the general consensus has been their designs are radically different but they are roughly equivalent in terms of overall performance. The PS3 just has a steeper learning curve as it’s a more radical architecture.

    That’s more or less what a chap from IBM said last week. Given they designed large parts of both boxes I’m inclined to think he’d know what he’s talking about.

    As for budget, it was rumoured to have risen to EU42m on this very site last year. EU21m was the original estimate. That’s a pretty expensive game!

    Like I say, if you gave a competent developer that amount time & money to develop their own propriety engine on the 360 and give them the same art direction, you’d get a very similar output. Both systems have their limitations. The 360′s is not being able to rely on the hard drive, the PS3′s is memory but anyone saying Game X would not be possible on Platform Y is largely talking out of their ass.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. DS1086

    To quote gamesradar:
    “E3 2005 gave us the infamous MotorStorm and Killzone 2 trailers. They looked amazing – too good to be true. And of course, they were too good to be true, generated as ‘target footage’ by Sony. MotorStorm came close (sort of) but failed. And now we’ve got playable preview version of Killzone 2 sitting in our PS3, we can tell you that it doesn’t look as good as that early footage.

    It looks better.”

    See: http://www.gamesradar.com/f/killzone-2-2005-07-and-08-graphics-compared-in-video/a-20081217113324546074

    It’s only their opinion, but it also happens to be fact. :D

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Robo_1

    @deftangel

    Do you have a link to the IBM guy quote?

    I’ve always read that Cell is significantly more powerful than MS’s CPU solution, and given that KZ2 makes full use of the SPE’s to get the graphics it does, it’s one time where I’m inclined to agree that this game is only possible in its current form on PS3.

    No problem being proven wrong here BTW, but I’ve had a keen interest in the tech behind KZ2, and as everything is so heavily based around the unique functionality of the SPE’s, I don’t see where the 360 could substitute that amount of grunt from.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. crippledhooba

    now why did he have to go and say that lol.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. No_PUDding

    Was gonna go off an talk tons, but it’s not worth it.

    Let me revert to this fallacy.

    Let me see somethign to challenge it on the 360.

    Let me see the next Halo (not ODST), whatever that Asian woman is working on. Because thats where we will see the fruits of labour.

    Anyway as I said… it was NOT 4 years. Liberation was developed between the E305 trailer, and the E307 reveal, by Guerilla Games.

    And $42mil is still less than half of GTAIV’s cost. And therefore, I expect less than many AAA games.

    So there was neitehr excessive time, nor too far above the average investment. All it was was exploring alternative techniques, to suit the alternative hardware.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Robo_1

    Oh not looking to stir trouble, I’d just genuinely be interested to talk about the tech of each console. I know 360 is ahead of PS3 in memory and gpu, but from what I’ve read, that’s not going to bridge the gap between Cells 6 spu’s targeted at rendering the game.

    Honestly, I’ve no problem being proven wrong, I’m just keen to discuss the tech side of things, as I’ve taken quite an interest in the tech behind this engine.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. No_PUDding

    Psychotext is your man.

    Shocked me actually quite how intelligeable he is on that subject.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Truk

    Heh!

    #36 6 years ago
  37. No_PUDding

    Yeah, that sounded like an apologetic compliment.

    The guy knows his stuff.

    The thread I lurked in, there was still the battle of which is stronger, and both sides were putting up a great points, from documented evidence.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    You leave me out of this… I’m sure TEA is lurking around here somewhere just waiting to scream xbot at me the second I post anything even vaguely Sony related.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Retroid

    “And of course, they were too good to be true, generated as ‘target footage’ by Sony. MotorStorm came close (sort of) but failed.”

    Only if you watched the original target trailer on a 14″ rubbish portable. Motorstorm didn’t look anything like the quality of the pre-render, that’s bollocks.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. No_PUDding

    Yeah Motorstorm didn’t, thats true.

    But then, some thigns, (as with the KZ2 CG) don’t fit with gameplay as well either.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. fearmonkey

    I’ll believe that the graphics are better when I see it for myself. I remember all the hype over GTA4, and while it’s a pretty game, the graphics engine didnt look as good as some of the pictures that I saw before the games release. It was so overhyped.
    Im sure KZ2 will look incredible, but to say it can be better than tht pre-rendered movie is just stupid. That initial opening scene where it showed the city underneath.
    No way it can look exactly like that, im sure it will be a nice enough aproximation however.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    They did it in 2007. And there’s other sections in the final game, I am sure we haven’t seen, where the city is shown from above.

    N’Gai Croal played it in 2007 though.

    So the City view isn’t impossible by any means.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Cort

    I just read somewhere that OPM UK gave KZ2 9/10. Is this true?

    #43 6 years ago
  44. DrDamn

    Yeah OPMUK 9/10, OPMUS 10/10, some dodgey website review which got pulled 99%.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Cort

    Oh dear, OPM UK usually scores Sony exclusives one point higher than the industry average. It’s a good score, but this will be siezed upon by the doubters.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Syrok

    8 would also be a good score.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. No_PUDding

    On the other hand OPMUS, has scored other PS3 exclusives pretty scathingly.

    Motorstorm PR was a 6, was it not?

    And Warhawk a 7 (it’s defintely DEFINTELY not)

    #47 6 years ago

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    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]