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Eurogamer Killzone 2 review – it’s a 9 [Update]

Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Update: IGN’s given it 9.4.

Update 2: More scores:

Eurogamer’s gone live with its Killzone 2 review, giving the game 9/10.

Snip:

This is a methodical shooter that makes few concessions to those not already interested in its single-minded approach to cover-based military action. I’ve compared it to Rainbow Six in the past, but it also calls to mind F.E.A.R, another tough tactical effort that was often misunderstood by those expecting a frag-happy spook hunt. Killzone 2 is a taut and muscular game, a shooter that gives back more than you put in, provided you have the intestinal fortitude. It may take its time revealing its true depths and pleasures, but the journey is well worth taking. Between Killzone 2′s unforgiving grit and Resistance 2′s alien-bursting excess, the PS3 finally has both ends of the shooter spectrum covered in grand style.

We’ll bring you more scores as they come up. Game’s out later this month.

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68 Comments

  1. Psychotext

    Just finished reading it and I think on the whole Dan was the right man for the job. Great review.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    From what I’ve been told it’s bang on the money. Very much looking forward to playing it.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    Am not reading any reviews….

    Major blackout. Do not want to see the Gamersyde vids either.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. phatb0y

    One of the better reviews I’ve seen for it.

    Everything else I’ve read has been a little too gushing to be taken seriously.

    9 is good. And its guaranteed one hell of a tardstorm in the comments section.

    Go go gadget pre-order!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    IGN review? Not such an exclusive deal EG had then…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    There’s loads of reviews showing up for it… so no, it doesn’t appear to be an EG exclusive.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Slyjss

    It seems Eurogamer had the exclusive in UK, Eurogamer in the USA, and no restrictions in the rest of the world. For example, in Spain a lot of webs have reviewed it, including Eurogamer.es: http://www.eurogamer.es/articles/killzone-2-analisis-review_1

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Slyjss

    Sorry, I meant IGN in the USA

    #8 6 years ago
  9. patlike

    Ja. It was regional exclusives, apparently.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Syrok

    Heh, regional exclusives on the world wide web. Fantastique idea! ^^

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Technically that means that Sony can ask any other site in those ‘regions’ to take down their reviews till feb 2nd. its a decent deal they cut really.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. fearmonkey

    Glad to see it getting good scores. The dev must have been under alot of pressure to deliver an awesome game, and i’m glad they achieved it.
    If I had a PS3, which I may get one day, I’d like to try it.
    Didn’t read the reviews, but is it a 1080p game?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. TimClark

    Oh, now *everyone* likes it…

    #13 6 years ago
  14. patlike

    Heh.

    Just added some more scores.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Michael O'Connor

    How the hell does one take a review seriously when it was a paid for exclusive? Do they actually think people are they stupid?

    What next, honest reviews in “official” format magazines?

    I’ll wait until someone not paid by the publishers to review it.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Syrok

    @Tim: I still don’t care. :)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. TimClark

    I should probably have put a concessionary :) in case people read that the wrong way.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. TimClark

    Sigh, too late…

    What’s your take Pat? You must have code now. (And the suitcase of used twenties, obviously.)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. patlike

    I still haven’t played it, to be honest. I spoke to Tom earlier and he said he’d played through half of it and couldn’t fault anything Dan said in the EG review. From what I saw at EE it looked technically outstanding. If everyone says “9″ I have no reason to doubt them, frankly.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. patlike

    Just added some more.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    Fuckign spoilers everywhere :( :( :(

    I’d dock a point for Sony’s shtting amrketing showming me the game before I play it.

    Well… Not really I guess.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Redh3lix

    @ Fearmonkey “but is it a 1080p game?”

    Apparently it “upscales” the game (if on an HD TV) to 1080. 1080 isn’t the games natural resolution though as far as I know.

    The beta was fan-dabby-dozy, so I suspect the full game will be fantastic.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    Yeah, they advise 720p but it is capable of upscaling internally so you don’t have to rely on whatever shitty scaler is in your TV.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Retroid

    I can’t believe anyone was actually thinking this would be a 1080p game! :D

    Considering pre-ordering this now.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Gamoc

    Michael: You’re full of shit. Exclusive and official does not equal biased.

    This…is outstanding. I’ll have to get this game.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. No_PUDding

    It is also good for 1080i, apparently.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Whizzo

    I can’t believe anyone was actually thinking this would be a 1080p game! You mean there’s not another 256 meg of video RAM on the BR? How lame! ;-)

    It was easily the most impressive thing being played at EG Expo, I’d like to have had a go but unsurprisingly it was rather popular.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Robo_1

    I’m counting the days for this one. Loved the first game and the PSP version, I’m really pleased (and relieved) to see Guerilla have delivered.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Quiiick

    Yeah, me too! Loved the first one (despite all the bad press) and will definitely buy Killzone 2.
    But I will miss the replays with different characters which made the first Killzone so great.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    I watched the cutscenes from the first game yesterday. Nothing too complicated obviously, but at least I have an idea of what’s supposed to be going on.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    well well well, lookey lookey, what do we have here. i see a lot of beautiful people in this crowd today.over here we have the faithful crowd who never doubted the killzone devs,good evening people.and here we have the “on the fence” people who have to see to believe, nice of you to join us.And omg who is that hiding in the back now pretending to be among the hopefuls…??? why its yours truly, the one and only xbot troll…..______________,give him a round of applause people :P

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    Don’t do it TEA. See the discussions from today? Yeah, all good natured and well reasoned… until you arrived.

    Which is unsurprising really.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. No_PUDding

    Ahhh that’s who you meant by TEA…

    Yeah he can be a pain in the ass.

    TEA, let me be the PS3 fanboy. I’ve won awards for it you know.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    hey i didn’t offend any one by name. i left that up to other peoples choice…but take a guess who’d i choose to go on that blank line :P

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    Ha… I didn’t actually read your post (I try not to for the sake of my health) but I knew what you’d be going on about.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. theevilaires

    no no pud-ding its my turn dammit, vg247 isn’t paying me to pos…. umm i mean stop being greedy :P

    #36 6 years ago
  37. theevilaires

    you got me psycho_______ bang bang you got me but i do like how you jumped to my post and commented to me without me ever mentioning your name? ohhh thats right you have no life,moving along

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    A few of us were discussing when you’d turn up and spout your usual bullshit. I actually lost the bet on when you’d arrive though. :(

    #38 6 years ago
  39. theevilaires

    so you and the rest of the village people are taking bets on me? i’m flattered but let me guess since you lost you’ll be receiving instead of giving? :P

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    Ahh… another gay quip. Is there no end to your witty repertoire?

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Cort

    Can people PLEASE stop responding to ANY of theevilaires’ posts?

    That would help.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. theevilaires

    i don’t know,do you not have to squint your eyes to see your willy…then you have your answer

    #42 6 years ago
  43. theevilaires

    cort you’re being a party pooper…. killzone rocks by the way

    #43 6 years ago
  44. No_PUDding

    Cort, the reaso we speak to him is becuase he’s so wildly entertaining.

    No Psychotext there is no end. He’s clearly a genius.

    Anyway, I just keep on seeing fuckign spoilers for this game. Wish people would keep their footage in their pants, and let me not have to see it.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. theevilaires

    so you’ve seen his willy…now thats just wrong :( killzone is great btw :P can’t wait

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Psychotext

    A genius you say? Perhaps a savant?

    #46 6 years ago
  47. No_PUDding

    Yeah… willyology.

    But his concepts were way before his time.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    :D

    #48 6 years ago
  49. theevilaires

    killzone2 people….like hello stay on topic :P

    #49 6 years ago
  50. No_PUDding

    Well you know you so much about willy’s, so it’s fair you found it difficult to stay on topic.

    We’ll just talk about Killzone 2 while you think about them.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. Psychotext

    I’m trying to talk about Killzone 2, but it’s hard not for me to spout my filthy fanboy lies and oppress the harmless PS3 owners here. :(

    I’m so green with envy you see, because I’m poor and I can’t afford one. >:(

    #51 6 years ago
  52. No_PUDding

    theevilaires the savant.

    Psychotext the peasant.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. theevilaires

    lol you two are on a roll today and by roll i don’t mean each others balls…really i don’t. keep up the effort make us laugh boys. oh i forgot killzone 2 is awesome

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Psychotext

    I can’t any more. The shelter turns the power off at midnight. :(

    #54 6 years ago
  55. No_PUDding

    Haha….

    I don’t know if we should laugh looking into the near future.

    Anyway, for February, all I have to worry about is Killzone 2.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. theevilaires

    great its midnight hey everyone lets talk behind psychobitch back about how much of a xbot homo he is :P shit keep forgetting killzone 2 ftw (have to stay on topic)

    #56 6 years ago
  57. SticKboy

    Only nine out of ten?

    FLOP!

    OMG, PS3 exclusives really are shit, aren’t they…

    #57 6 years ago
  58. No_PUDding

    You’re right Stickboy, lets see if Infamous will be the saviour of the PS3 instead.

    This game is shit.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. Gamoc

    theevilaires; you’re stupid.

    Anyway, as I’ve said. I must get this game. I must.

    #59 6 years ago
  60. Michael O'Connor

    “Michael: You’re full of shit. Exclusive and official does not equal biased.”

    You’re kidding, right? A review on a site that made contractual deals with the very developers themselves to promote a game is… unbiased?

    Right.

    #60 6 years ago
  61. DrDamn

    @Michael
    The review was done and scored before the exclusive deal was made.

    #61 6 years ago
  62. Gamoc

    Michael, you’re paranoid and very untrusting. It saddens me.

    #62 6 years ago
  63. theevilaires

    #
    Gamoc said:

    January 30th, 2009 at 2:20 am

    theevilaires; you’re stupid.

    Anyway, as I’ve said. I must get this game. I must.

    oh yea ?

    #63 6 years ago
  64. Gamoc

    Yeah.

    #64 6 years ago
  65. No_PUDding

    Well, I’d usually agree about official soruces, but having played the first Motorstorm extensively… I dunno how it got that score.

    OR how Warhawk got it’s score.

    But yeah EXCLUSIVE reviews are always dodgy.

    #65 6 years ago
  66. theevilaires

    #
    Gamoc said:

    January 31st, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Yeah.

    oh really

    #66 6 years ago
  67. XDamage

    There is quite a commotion going on in the Norwegian game community after the country’s biggest gaming site Gamer.no posted a rather negative 6/10 review of Killzone 2 yesterday morning.

    It contained obvious flame-bait phrases like:
    Title of the review: “The false prophet”

    “Playstations long expected trump card is finally out of the sleeve, and it’s rather a jack than an ace.”

    “To aquire a contender against Microsofts Master Chief has long been a high priority with the Japanese Giant (Sony), well, at least amongst the screaming coir who call themselves Sony-fans.”

    “It holds a high star in the church, and I will soon curse from the pulpit infront of the Playstation-community”

    Well, those sentences pretty much sets the standard for the rest of the review, which contains more mentions of Halo 3 and Gears of War than Killzone 2 itself…

    But that’s not the end of the story. An hour after this review was posted, Edda Media, the media house which owned Gamer.no, kicked the site prematurely out of the network.
    (It was announced the day before that they would separate from the network, but continue to be hosted by Edda Media as long as next week, but now Gamer.no is no more. They were separated because of a seemingly unrelated event, but no details were given.)

    I can’t imagine what would happen if IGN or Eurogamer posted a review like that! :D

    The original review in Norwegian can be found here:
    http://www.tek.no/hvaskaljeghete/artikler/killzone_2/67522

    This is what remains of Gamer.no today:
    http://www.gamer.no

    #67 6 years ago
  68. Norlick

    At this point, getting 9′s and 10′s is kinda expected for KZ2, but originally I expected it to be a failed attempt at meeting the ’05 trailer — Instead it looks really fucking awesome, do want.

    #68 6 years ago

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    Inferno mode returns to Destiny this week. This time it’s Inferno Clash. The Inferno playlist will be back to The Crucible rotation in Destiny this week. Unlike last month’s Control, Clash will be the mode variant this time. The main changes Inferno brings to the game is the removal of the radar (mini-map), scoring is […]

  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

    The Hundred Years War wasn’t ended by the superior forces of the French cavalry: it was ninja. Bladestorm: Nightmare Battlefield sim. Take control of dozens of unit types. You play a mercenary, fighting for both France and England, usually at your own discretion. Unit variations liven things up; Lady Lancers replace Knights. Vikings replace Swords. […]

  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

    Bloodborne has been out for less than a week in most parts of the world and the first speedrun record has already been achieved. YouTuber Oginam_tv managed to finish Bloodborne in under 50 minutes. Of course not without utilising more than his fair share of exploits, including level-skipping glitches, as well as the item duplication […]

  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

    We’ve got some new gameplay footage from Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies episode 2 – Infection. Arekkz went to L.A. this past weekend and played the new map that Infection brings to Exo Zombies mode in Advanced Warfare. The map is noticeably larger than that of the first episode, with more branching paths you can unlock. […]

  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

    The Hotline Miami crowdfunding effort to produce a special collector’s edition is going strong with 50% of the target achieved. Gamer Network’s collector’s edition initiative has announced that funding for the Hotline Mimi Gamer’s Edition has reached 50% of its goal, with just over nine days to go. The collector’s edition is a one-of-a-kind bundle […]

  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

    Warner Bros. has announced a new series of Mortal Kombat X tournaments with a prize pool starting at $100,000. Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program is a series of tournaments that kick off in April and allow players from the around the world participation. The tournaments are the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X […]

  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Microsoft announced last week that a free-to-play Halo game is in development at Saber Interactive. The game will be available in Russia only, at least on launch. YouTuber Noble, with the help […]

  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

    US retailer Best Buy is offering a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle. If you’re in the US, Best Buy is having a very good deal on PlayStation 4 systems at the moment. If you buy The Last of Us PS4 bundle, you’ll automatically get the PS Camera […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC has been given a release window for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Jaws of Hakkon, the first story add-on to Dragon Age: Inquisition was released last week on PC and Xbox One. The release was a complete surprise, as there was no prior announcement. What was also surprising […]

  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

    Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a collector’s edition and it comes with a 120-page guide. The Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition has been fully detailed. It’s called the “Art of Siege Edition” and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, priced £65. Here’s what you get: A copy of the game […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

    Rainbow Six Siege has a new trailer available explaining the operator system. Operators are what makes any Counter Terrorist Unit and you will get to choose each of them individually before assembling a team. Any operator you choose will not be available for others though, so planning ahead will be crucial. The new trailer shows […]

  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]