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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

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

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

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  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]