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Kirby celebrates 17th birthday

Monday, 27 April 2009 21:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Nintendo’s Kirby is 17 years old today. The bouncy pink blob made its first appearance in in Japan on April 27, 1992 with Hoshi no Kirby, which released later in the West as Kirby’s Dream Land. Happy Birthday, you daft, weirdy thing.

Celebrate by looking at this GameGirl post of Kirby colouring pages, Kirby cakes and other Kirby “woman” things.

What happened to that Kirby rolling tech demo on GameCube? It still hurts, Nintendo. It still hurts.

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44 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    I prefer Kirby to Mario, better games, more interesting character. Shame Kirby Adventure died with the NGC, i’m surprised Nintendo havnt ported, and continued it on Wii yet.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    The Kirby Game Boy Color thing with the motion sensor was the first Japanese import I ever bought. I’ve still got it.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Mike

    Any good? Never played it.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Tilt ‘n’ Tumble, it was called. Yeah, it was awesome. You could flick the GBC up towards you and Kirby jumped. I thought it was amazing.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Mike

    Nice.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    It looks like a paedophile.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Mike

    :D

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Spiral

    My favourite character from games I’ve never played. I probably love Kirby more than any man should love a small pink round thingy.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Kirbys Pinball Land was amazing, also rock hard, spent many a car journey playing that.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Power Paint Brush it pretty hard at points, took me many retries to clear it. Otherwise the only real beef i have with the bog-standard platformer Kirby games is that they’re always alittle to easy and on the short side, mainly they rely on collecting hidden items to extend their life and i find that lame.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Kirby > Mario.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Hero of Canton

    Kirby’s probably a better character than Mario but anyone who thinks his games are better is a bit mental, really.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Never underestimate quite how much I hate Mario.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    Kirby games tend to offer alot more variety then Mario when it comes to the actual platformers i’d take Mouse Attack over New Super Mario Bros any day, like i said; the only point were they fail unlike Mario games is in lenght and difficulty.
    Though its pretty obvious Nintendo put alot more effort in doing Mario stuff to.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Hero of Canton

    I’d say Super Mario Galaxy has more variety than just about any platformer ever made. Super Mario World is more inventive than just about every Kirby game, too. NSMB’s a bit of a poor comparison because it’s a straight remake.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    Mario > all other platformers.

    Fact.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    Super Mario World’s my favourite game of all time. I’ve never played anything else like it.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    I wouldnt say Super Mario World was more inventive it was still a very straight forward platformer; a high quality platformer but still pretty much just a bigger, nicer looking Mario game consisting mainly of just jumping on and over stuff, i find the whole absorption, and mix of powers in Kirby offers alot more variety and gameplay options, though like i said; lack of lenght and difficulty sort of puts a dampener on it.
    As for Galaxy, well when i said platformers i wasnt actually thinking of the full 3D stuff simpley because theres never been a Kirby one and i havnt played Galaxy, actually there hasnt been a home console version of a Kirby game in nearly 10 years. Again i’m putting that down to a lack of effort on Nintendos part.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Hero of Canton

    You’ve not played Super Mario World, have you? It’s SO not ‘just jumping on and over stuff’.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Hero of Canton

    Pat, wouldn’t you kill for a New Super Mario World on DS? Or on Wii, even? A 2D remake with fancy new graphics and new levels and stuff? It’s an open goal which Nintendo continues to miss.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt

    Canton – I’m not sure it can ever happen. I mean, they could make it, obviously, but I don’t know how they could ever live up to it. The level design in that game is just perfect, as is the overall structure. I’d be terrified they’d come back in the same way they did with Super Mario Bros and add “stuff” to create a diluted experience overall.

    I don’t think they can do a sequel justice.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Shatner

    There’s a lot to criticise in Super Mario Galaxy – assuming you’re objective and not overlooking issues purely on the basis that it’s a Mario game or a core Nintendo IP.

    The underwater camera is absolutely atrocious and there’s good old ‘invisible walls’ used throughout the game – which is a bit of an archaic method of controlling player restrictions. The inconsistency of the gravity rules is a big no-no. Sometimes you drop through a hole to your death, sometimes you drop through a hole to the other side of the planetoid. How do you know beforehand? You don’t! The way the changing perspective changes the controls introduces unwelcome challenge also – I recall going for a star at the top of an icy mountain area and you’re forced to navigate a treacherous and narrow trail leading to the peak – precision control is required but being forced to jump around a corner and re-map your controls as the camera shifts around that corner so as not to jump away from the mountain is just poor design. Any gameplay that introduces challenge as a result of unhelpful controls is making a fundamental error. Challenge should be drawn from gameplay, not controls. This is harder to ignore on a console that is sold on its control scheme!

    What I miss in the 3D Mario games and what was one of the defining characteristics of the 2D Mario games was the absolute control you had over the character. In the 2D games you could land on the very pixel you intended to from an impossibly long jump with perfect precision. You simply don’t have that control or confidence in the 3D games. The evolution the player has in truly mastering the character movement that was so joyous in those early games is gone.

    It’s still a fine platformer, just not a patch on the 2D stuff like Super Mario World or the sublime Yoshi’s Island.

    Kirby’s alright too. I really enjoyed the recent DS game. One of the very few games I was compelled to get 100% on each level of.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    Shatner – I didn’t finish Galaxy. I swore I’d go back, and never did. The 3D Marios lack the purity of the 2D games, in my opinion. Was the same for me with Mario 64. I “got it,” but I was never sucked in anywhere near as hard as I was with the NES and SNES games.

    And yes, I do think it’s the character control that’s the defining factor. You can be so good at the 2D games because of the in-air inertia, etc. The camera can cheat you in 3D.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Shatner

    When I beat the core game in Galaxy I lost all the compulsion to go back and get the hidden stuff. In fact, there’s not been a 3D Mario that I’ve wanted to do the 100% thing on.

    I recall loving finding all 96 worlds in Super Mario World on SNES and I was obsessed with Yoshi’s Island when it came out. I spent a solid week thrashing it and getting a score of 100 on every single level. Yoshi’s Island is probably my favourite Nintendo platformer. Those monkeys were so brilliantly drawn and animated! :D

    I dunno why I’m not drawn into the 3D Marios gamesin the same way. I think it’s possible that there used to be a very large quality gap between 2D Mario games and all other platformers. These days, the unreachable levels of game design perfection that defined Nintendo are not quite so unreachable for others. As such, when Nintendo aren’t firing on all cylinders their stuff isn’t that much better than the best the other boys have been able to produce. Nintendo spent years showing everyone how it should be done and a lot of people took notice.

    Speaking of 100%-ing games. I just did that to Ocarina of Time and immediately went on to play Phantom Hourglass on DS to completion too.

    Not sure what to play next… ..any suggestions (Not Zelda though)?

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    Canton’s your man for suggestions, I think. I’m playing Far Cry 2 in between not sleeping and typing all the time.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Shatner

    Ah well. I guess I’ll just play the ‘criticise-the-web-journalist’ game. That one never gets old. The mid-boss could be tougher though. And someone needs to tighten up the graphics on level 3.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Blerk

    I’m glad you could manage to pixel-perfect jump in 2D Mario games. Mario’s overblown “on rollerskates” inertia always made me want smash stuff. Specifically Super Nintendo joypad-shaped stuff.

    I thought the general consensus these days was that Super Mario 3 was actually a better game than Super Mario World? I’m not exactly what you’d call an expert, though.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Patrick Garratt

    :P

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Hero of Canton

    Depends what you’re into, Shatner – and which console you’d like to play something on. I do play an unfeasible amount of games, which is probably why I never get any good at any of them. Apart from Ouendan, perhaps.

    I agree that the 3D Mario games lack the purity of the 2D ones – that’s the nature of the move into 3D, I guess. I don’t think it’s possible to have that degree of precision in a platformer any more, but I don’t personally see that as too much of an issue. I never feel that I’m not in control of Mario in the 3D games, and to me they’re just as much fun. And Galaxy in particular is boundlessly inventive.

    The underwater camera IS crap, though.

    So you liked Phantom Hourglass, then?

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    Blerk – SMB3 is an amazing game. SMW was just a whole new level though, in my opinion. You could argue that The Lost Levels are the pinnacle of the whole 2D Mario “thing” thanks to the difficulty level, but Mario World really nailed it for me.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. deftangel

    I never got the SM3 being better than Super Mario World thing. I played it when the All Stars pack came out and never finished it. Still haven’t finished Galaxy to that effect either.

    On the other hand went through all 96 levels on Mario World at least twice if memory serves and would again probably given half the chance. Wasn’t there a GBA port / remake that came out?

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Shatner

    HoC – Yeah, Phantom Hourglass grew on me. I played it at launch but re-doing the Ocean Temple levels again and again really sucked the fun out and I lost interest in the entire game just after I beat the Ghost Ship bosses in that ethereal ping-pong match.

    I re-started the entire thing a week or so back and really thrashed it and spent a lot of time perfecting my Ocean Temple runs to ensure I had maximum time left over. I think I got to the final boss with something like 18 minutes left on the clock. :)

    It certainly was a well produced game and I’m more open to Spirit Tracks than I was when it was first announced. I do tire of the whole “trekking” aspect of recent Zelda games though. Sailing/Riding etc.

    I’ve got a lot of games for all systems but I think I want something a bit punchier than the pace of a Zelda game seeing as I’ve just done two of them back-to-back. Dead Space seems a likely candidate.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. G1GAHURTZ

    I’ve probably finished SMB3 more than 50 times (NES and All Stars). I can do it in less than about 14 minutes, but it’s fun to go through the whole thing too.

    Did SMW loads of times as well. They’re both top games in their own right.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Patrick Garratt

    I really need to play Dead Space. I don’t know a single person that hasn’t wholeheartedly recommended it.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Hero of Canton

    Heh. I think Dead Space is one of those games that took everyone by surprise and perhaps got higher marks than it deserved. It looks and sounds amazing, and the scares are effective for the first hour or two but it’s definitely no more than an 8/10 for me. Worth picking up at what’s almost certainly a knock-down price these days, mind.

    Are you averse to Japanese action-RPGs at all, Shatner? Because if you’re not, I’d recommend The World Ends With You, which is, for my money, one of the top three games on the DS.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Blerk

    I’m on the ‘must pick up Dead Space’ list too.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. absolutezero

    Im the freak that never got on with Dead Space. I thought it was fucking boring, leaden and horribly predictable.

    Its best asset is its HUD and the delivery of game information, other than that its ideas are all stolen from other games.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Shatner

    HoC, I’ve had a stab at TWEWY and, in spite of its lush production values, it didn’t particularly grab me at the time. Its combat seemed a little wonky from what I saw of it and the gameplay felt very protracted and drawn out. I reckon I’m more likely to spend time on “Prinny: Can I Be The Hero” for my next action rpg handheld game.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Mike

    Re SMG: I never went back to it either. Shame, it just didn’t grab me like Sunshine, which is strange.

    Also, SMW is probably the best game ever made. So I agree about how damn awesome it is.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Blerk

    I don’t like SMW. I can see why other people like it, but I don’t. I always preferred the original Sonic. And I don’t care if you call me a freak.

    SMG I played for about four hours or so and then put it down and never went back to it through sheer apathy. The crappy camera and wonky controls didn’t help, but I could’ve probably put up with them if the game itself wasn’t so…. irritating.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Mike

    Freak.

    Although again, SMG I totally agree. Wasn’t worth the highscores it got, I thought. 7-8/10, imo.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. absolutezero

    I think people would have got on with SMG alot more if it was’nt such a chore to play. Dumping you back on at the hub every single time you got a Star just got tiring. Even if you stumble on a secret Star you get sent back and have to go do the one that you were meant to do again.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Hero of Canton

    @Shatner – Prinny’s more of a platformer. And a rock-hard one at that. And not in a good way. It’s very much an acquired taste – some will love it, the vast majority will find it unduly frustrating. I don’t suppose you’ve played the surprisingly great Henry Hatsworth yet, have you?

    Also: you lot are mental. SMG ‘a chore’? Fucking hell. :)

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Shatner

    HoC, I had my eye on Hatsworth for about the last 4 months or whenever the first trailer got shown. I’ve played it a fair bit and it’s a nice effort and the theme is charming. But it suffers from trying to be two games at once at the detriment of both. It’s an OK platformer and an OK puzzler with very nice production values. The flow of the game is constantly interrupted by the other game, however and I don’t think that really works. Which is a shame, I salute EA in the effort but the end result is prettier than it is fun.

    #44 6 years ago

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    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]