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Edge gives KillZone 2 7/10

Saturday, 7 February 2009 09:57 GMT By Mike

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The latest issue of Edge, number 199 to be precise, has given Guerrilla Game’s nuclear-shooter a rather surprising 7/10.

This goes against the grain of the almost perfect scores the game has received so far.

Just what gameplay elements the magazine felt was lacking remains to be seen.

The full list of review scores in the issue are as follows:

  • Killzone 2 – 7
  • FEAR 2: Project Origin – 8
  • Halo Wars – 7
  • Race Pro – 8
  • House of the Dead: Overkill – 8
  • Let’s Tap – 8
  • Deadly Creatures – 5
  • The Maw – 5
  • Lord of the Rings: Conquest – 2
  • Tenchu: Stealth Assassins – 6
  • Crayon Physics Deluxe – 7
  • Flower – 7
  • Boing! Docomodake – 7
  • Klonoa: Door to Phantomile – 6

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51 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh dear…

    So they rate FEAR 2 higher than Killzone 2 eh??

    Veeery interesting indeed.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Uh oh.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. jnms

    EDGE went downhill a very long time ago…

    #3 6 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    Jesus Christ, they’re going to get lynched. They’re going to get actually properly dragged out and hung up by their short and curlies in the village green.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Theres always one to give a game a lower score then everyone else, no surprise really.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. JesteR

    Good. Killzone 2 is way too hyped.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. dirigiblebill

    True, but scoring it the same as Flower and Halo Wars (much as I love them both) seems rather ridiculous. The single player might warrant 7 at a push, but the multiplayer yanks everything back up the scale.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. odessa

    I by no means hate Killzone, but I love Edge :) N4G will self-destruct!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Retroid

    /Hearts Edge

    As I’ve often said, the more critical reviews of games are often the most interesting to read, that is if they’re not just slagging off for slagging-off’s sake.

    /Will almost certainly be buying Fear 2, Killzone 2, Flower & Halo Wars

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    UH OH, spagettio.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Walt1

    Well they would, being controversial is their trade mark if every one else had given the game 7 they would of given it 10.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. scuz

    fear 2′s actual game play was bad…the horror sections were beautiful but that’s more walk through horror than game play.

    so that scoring is really interesting

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Sanderson1

    Win some and you lose some I guess. Not too good though.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Michael O'Connor

    “Well they would, being controversial is their trade mark if every one else had given the game 7 they would of given it 10.”

    You never have actually read EDGE, have you?

    EDGE gave perfect scores for Halo 3, The Orange Box, Super Mario Galaxy, and LittleBigPlanet. Four games right there that scores extremely high scores across the board from the entire industry. Popular mainstream games like GTAIV, MGS4 and Dead Space also receive very strong review scores from the magazine.

    So no, “being controversial” isn’t their trademark.

    Lord forbid someone actually have an opinion different from the popular massages. Being the most popular opinion doesn’t make it the truth, or a fact.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Popular massages you say? Tell me more.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. gorman

    If the demo is *anything* to go by… colour me *not* surprised.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. tweakii

    It’s what Edge does best – create controvesy. If you want a good honest review which rates games by fun factor, playability, etc don’t go to Edge – go gametrailers, or get an average feel from the majority of professional reviews by the other review sites. Edge are simply up their own ass, if another Mario came out they would simply give it a 10 regardless of shiteness. Thanks to them 4 years ago I bought some right shite games and have never trusted them since. Flower gets a 7 next to Kilzone 2?! And FEAR 2 is ok but I’d suggest gamers to spend their good cash on Killzone 2… or at least try the demos yourself.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. rainer

    After playing the demo I’d say they are right on the mark, great visuals do not equal the perfect video game.

    That doesn’t meat KZ2 is tripe its just another run of the mill shooter with great graphics just like Crysis was.

    Monoliths track record with FPS’s is also far better than Guerrillas so FEAR2 may not pack a visual punch but its probably just more fun which is why it got a better score.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. reask

    Wow 7 is bad. :)

    #19 6 years ago
  20. reask

    Sorry that was supposed to be a frown. unable to edit sorry. :(

    #20 6 years ago
  21. last1raven

    well no game is perfect, but this one sure comes close for its genre. to those of you who think the demo is what the game is going to be like, your wrong, Killzone 2 has already gone gold and a demo couldnt have been taken from that. The demo is probably from last years E3 but now just available to the public, the final build is 10x better, i guarantee it. It’s a game to get used to since its different from other FPSs in a way. Cover system is excellent in the demo, and the controls are good, COD controls arent the only controls for every FPS. If EDGE played killzone 2 like COD, then i can see why its a 7. But for any other reason is beyond me.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. No_PUDding

    I can’t wait to play the full game.

    But… Fear 2 better? No.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. No_PUDding

    Maybe Killzone 2 needed a gimmick for EDGE to be impressed. Who knows, but it really puts the dampers on my hype for it, so thanks a lot.

    Whatever, I’ll judge it for myself.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. tommccrossin

    edge also gave mgs4 an 8. i’d say they love the 360s a bit

    #24 6 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    You know people are only human, you can’t expect everyone to be superhumanly impartial. But yeah, I wouldn’t give MGS4 an 8. Haven’t played Killzone 2 yet, which is why it kills the hype.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Tejstar

    After playing both demos, I found FEAR 2 more enjoyable. Will be buying both though.

    Can’t understand why everyone is getting into a pickle, it is their opinion after all. They don’t have to conform to consensus.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    True.

    I guess I can just wait and play it for myself. It does kill the hype though, which I was quite happily indulging in.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Bleak Harvest

    Haha, OH Edge.

    Published Troll Extraordinaire! This won’t end well.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    Dunno if it’s the ‘wife beaters’ (Stella’s) or just generally bad reading, but I thought you were Blerk for a second.

    And no chav jokes please. I drank a couple of Stella’s since it’s all we have.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Sanderson1

    Edge:
    “Killzone 2 has the technology and spectacle; FEAR 2 has class, direction and a mischievous sense of humour – and technology and spectacle. It doesn’t have that Hollywood shine or as modern a grasp of mp, perhaps, but it does have something infinitely more important. It has fun.”

    That is a doozy, wow.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    I hope we get a demo of that version of FEAR 2 rather then the crappy, horrid looking thing already released.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. No_PUDding

    I agree Gekidami.

    I gotta nsay, I found Killzone 2 DEMO really fun, and apparently that’s the least interesting and most scripted part.

    Maybe they only played the first level….

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    Why do you sound so concerned Pud? You enjoyed the demo, there’s obviously lots of good reviews out there… there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll enjoy the full game.

    Unless of course the demo didn’t convince you as much as you’re letting on. ;)

    #33 6 years ago
  34. No_PUDding

    I said, it ruined the hype.

    I just don’t understand the discrepancy.

    Will the rest of the game be reviewed on hype, or is it actually the 9/10′s it’s been receiving?

    The demo is not an extensive enoguh marker to make a judgement on the whole game for me. Reviews fill in the gaps.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    It’s a 7, tons of really good games have got Edge 7′s. If that’s as bad as it scores when hype is taken out of the picture then it’s clear that it’s still a good game.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. No_PUDding

    Although, I know what you want to hear. The only thing the demo disappointed me with, was graphics.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. No_PUDding

    Nah, with FEAR 2 scoring an 8. And the state of that demo.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    I wasn’t wanting to hear anything… I was genuinely curious.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. No_PUDding

    Oh well then, genuinely the review has me worried.

    Especially since I haven’t read it. All I know is the number. If they are just cross with it being a shooter without a gimmick, then I don’t care as much.

    If there is glitches and other details other reviews glossed over, then I am worried.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    Scans are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16131497@N04/sets/72157613466178574/

    But as I understand it you’re on a blackout so that probably wont help. :D

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Psychotext

    Well… I just posted a link to the review (a pic at least) but the comment monster ate it.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    Yeah.. links aren’t allowed here for some reason….

    I’ll find it if it’s out there.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. JonFE

    No_PUDding, the truth is out there ;)

    There’s a thread on the EG forum discussing these scores where you can learn what they said about KZ2…

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Michael O'Connor

    Gotta love the constant accusations and opinions not based on fact.

    “if another Mario came out they would simply give it a 10 regardless of shiteness.”

    EDGE have rated many of the gimmicky Mario games quite poorly, the most recent example being Mario Kart on the Wii. So no, they don’t give Mario games a 10 “regardless of shiteness”

    “Flower gets a 7 next to Kilzone 2?!”

    Yeah, imagine them liking a charming, relaxing game over a first person shooter. HOW DARE THEY!

    You do realise that 7 in EDGE = quite a good game with some noticeable flaws but is still quite enjoyable. Wait, you obviously don’t. You’re clearly bred on the outdated attitude the gaming press has where 7 = shit.

    “edge also gave mgs4 an 8. i’d say they love the 360s a bit”

    That’s why they gave LittleBigPlanet a 10, right?

    And how does 8 make them 360 fanboys? An 8 means that the game is extremely good bar some small flaws, which sounds pretty accurate in reference to MGS4.

    “Published Troll Extraordinaire!”

    It’s become increasingly common over the years for the internet to equate anything that makes a critical analysis of a popular product to labelled as “trolling”. And we all know how sensitive the fanboys get when someone doesn’t agree with them.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. tommccrossin

    Michael O Connor go back to jacking off to edge magazines

    #45 6 years ago
  46. ecu

    Edge deserves some defence. It’s one of the few decent publications left, and quite probably the only place left that actually scores on a 1-10 scale. It’s the fact that every other place scores on a 7-10 scale that makes Edge’s reviews seem much harsher, but in reality it’s that every other review is far too generous. The worst part is that the people who complain never actually read the reviews.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Blerk

    The mag arrived on Saturday and I opened it while we were sitting having lunch. So I’m flicking through and I get to Killzone 2 and start laughing. The missus asks why the review’s funny, and I say it isn’t – I’m just imagining what the internet looks like right now. :-)

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Michael O'Connor

    “Michael O Connor go back to jacking off to edge magazines”

    Why? Because I’m actually using some FACTS that back up my arguments about other people’s ignorant assumptions?

    There’s plenty of reviews that EDGE write which I don’t agree with; games I think were rated too highly, games I think were rated too low, games I enjoyed despite an average score by the magazine.

    What’s *funny* and entertaining about most people’s replies is how they act like the magazine is some sort of try-hard, deliberately controversial magazine because it doesn’t always agree with *their* opinions.

    ecu pretty much hit it on the nail. Most people commenting don’t even seem to realise how EDGE’s score system works, and that 7 is considered a decently polished, quite enjoyable game with a few niggling flaws. And they act like over-defensive fanboys because they assume that means the magazine thinks the game is shit.

    Maybe they should start realising that it’s other magazines with the fucked up scoring system. Any game that scores under 70 in those is assumed to be of unplayable quality, and they seem incapable of understanding why 5 might = average and every above it = good.

    Of course, there’s the fact that most magazines are so reliant on the very industry they’re reviewing for profit that if they ever started being HONEST and CRITICAL, they’d go bankrupt.

    EDGE and GamesTM are the only magazines left on the shelfves that 1) have a mature understanding of the industry, 2) can actually write like professionals.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Shatner

    LOL!

    #49 6 years ago
  50. tommccrossin

    see this is what happens when you get too attached to a magazine, it manipulates you into defending it on internet blogs with 10 paragraph comments multiple times, when really its just using you for your money. there’s lots of other publications out there Michael O Connor. go on out there and play the field champ.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. theevilaires

    O’Connor you use to be calm and cool. You’re losing your “edge” buddy. :P

    #51 6 years ago

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  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]