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Halo: ODST full price thanks to “ambition,” says MS

Friday, 12 June 2009 09:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Halo: ODST wasn’t supposed to be a $60 game. It’s a short campaign and a bunch of maps. Bungie even sad it wasn’t going to be a $60 game. It’s been priced at $60. Why?

“At the time of those statements, the overall scope of Halo 3: ODST was not yet finalized, and since then the project has grown increasingly more ambitious,” Microsoft told Joystiq.

“We believe this standalone experience is much more than just an expansion. Halo 3: ODST provides a new campaign from the point of view of an entirely new character.

“Combine that with three new multiplayer maps, the entirely new cooperative mode called Firefight, and the complete Halo 3 multiplayer collection on a standalone disc, we feel this is a good value and tremendous addition to the Halo franchise.”

Saying nothing. Hit the link.

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43 Comments

  1. Suikoden Fan

    No, its full price because its Halo FULLSTOP

    #1 6 years ago
  2. blackdreamhunk

    milk. milk,milk,milk,milk

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Milk, milk, lemonade, round the corner, chocolate’s made!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    They were always going to suffer with this after previously announcing that it was basically just an expansion.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. JonFE

    Well, they can charge whatever they like. On the other hand we get to vote with our wallets. Surely the fact that it has Halo on its title puts it near the top of the retail chain, however, it could get discounted at some point (even the mighty Halo 3 did), so anyone who thinks it’s overpriced can choose to wait.

    It would be nice, though, if they kept their word and released it cheaper…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Aimless

    If a prospective price had never been discussed no one would be batting an eyelid. Not that I don’t understand why people are in a bit of huff, of course, but it’s down to the perception of a broken promise as opposed to judging the game on its actual content.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Suikoden Fan

    Its just MS being money grabbers like they always have been, make live free that’ll be good but will never happen in the near future. if the ps3 got to the same height as the ps2 in sales and M$ stagnated then they prob would.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Honnestly, MS could charge double that price for it and it’ll still sell.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Mike

    I’m the idiot that’ll buy it without wincing.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    So is it actually a full game now instead of an expansion? Because I guess full price is fine providing it’s actually a full game.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Mike

    They had me at hello.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Mike

    :D

    #12 6 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    Is it open world?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    Open world? No, whats triggered that question?

    #14 6 years ago
  15. lelik

    instead of getting ripped off on this halo expansion go buy a psp go. ;)

    #15 6 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    I think I remember reading somewhere that they made it open world, so you could do missions in any order that you wanted to, etc.

    Would be an easy way to add hours and add some cookie cutter missions for added ‘value’…

    #16 6 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=201842

    Yeah, I wasn’t wrong.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Aimless

    G1GAHURTZ, it isn’t open world in the GTA sense but it appears that there is a certain non-linearity to the game. When playing as the Recruit in the night time city you’re essentially navigating a large hub area from which all the flashback sequences — where you play as the other members of the squad — are accessed.

    Going off the E3 presentation of the game it’s implied that the order in which you choose to investigate points of interest, the places you head to in order to start each flashback, is up to the player. Exactly how open the structure of the game will be is unclear at the moment, though.

    Edit: Oh. I probably shouldn’t have gone and made a cup of tea midway through writing that.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Aimless

    Halo is only generic insofar as everyone copied it. If you don’t like it then that’s fine, but in terms of influence its right up there with the original Half-Life.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. David

    the halo bum boys will no doubt buy this up regardless of the price

    #20 6 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    Thanks Aimless.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    Multiplayer.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    TBH, FPS is my favourite genre, and I even buy the average games just to add to my collection, but I’ve never really seen what all the fuss was about with Halo.

    The first one was good, but not amazing IMHO. The second one, I got to a bit where the cutscene informed me that I had to backtrack through a really boring bit that had just taken me ages, and I don’t remember bothering to try and get any further after that.

    The 3rd one I played for the MS points, but pretty much had to force myself to do it months after I bought it.

    I even gave the Halo 3 MP yet another go the other day, but compared to other online shooters, it’s not my proverbial cupper.

    Too light and soft and floaty for my liking.

    Not enough OOMPH!!!

    But, having said all that, no-one can dispute that it’s the most played game on Xbox Live, and it has masses and masses of loyal fanboys who don’t seem to be able to get enough of it.

    The way I see it, the 10′s and all the review hype is just the best way to draw the fanboys in, get the hits and sell the premium memberships.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    “Exactly, but I just don’t understand why it’s so bloody popular! I’d really like to know what I’m missing.”

    Sometimes that just happens and I wouldn’t even try to understand if I were you. People just like different things…

    I really don’t rate Zelda games for instance. ;)

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Aimless

    Two weapon limit. Interplay between weapons; reduce shield with plasma, finish off with bullets. Melee attack with any weapon, plus stealth kills. Prominence of grenades on the controller, and consequentially moment-to-moment play. Recharging health. Open, pre-populated combat arenas that didn’t rely on trigger points. Optional and intelligently integrated vehicles as opposed to predefined sections. AI that wasn’t psychic. Elites, enemies that were the player’s equal. Hierarchy of enemy types that needed to be approached in different ways. Set the standard for FPS controls on a control pad.

    I won’t even go into the online side of things.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. David

    Aimless in regards to halo 3 it only did small changes and the base game remained the same from previous versions. Its the worst MP experience in my opinion and the single player is dire.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    Here come the Halo wars… and not the RTS type. :)

    #27 6 years ago
  28. David

    Ding Ding round 1

    #28 6 years ago
  29. G1GAHURTZ

    David hardly seems to like any games, so it’s no suprise he doesn’t like Halo either.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Aimless

    Whether you like it or not is irrelevant. My point is that it either pioneered or popularised many of the cornerstones of the modern first-person shooter, ergo it is no more generic than Mario 64.

    True Halo 3 builds upon the base gameplay of its predecessors, but that’s because it’s a videogame sequel. Unlike other mediums they are by their very nature iterative. If we’re suddenly going to take the stance that new games in a series need to be a huge departure from the last I guess we can discount Modern Warfare 2, Forza 3, Mass Effect 2, God of War III and Uncharted 2 right now, eh?

    #30 6 years ago
  31. G1GAHURTZ

    I dunno about all that tbh, Aimless.

    The way I see it, all Halo did was put FPS in the hands of the masses by doing a very good job on a console.

    Arguably, all it did was become a ‘GoldenEye killer’, as others have tried to become a ‘Halo Killer’ since.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Shatner

    It’s funny watching people suddenly become indifferent to ‘big company overcharging for a product’ that were spitting blood a few days ago.

    /subscribes to snappygamer RSS feed. Bookmarks space-giraffe posts.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Tonka

    This will be as influential to console FPSs as the original HALO was back when. It is a complete reboot of the genre. Adtually it is more like a new genre upon itself. THIS is what all FPSs, both console and PC, will be like in the future.

    OF COURSE it will cost $60. For what you get that is rather cheap. The way it is made there will be no need for any other games purchases this gen or the next. If you want the most intense single player action game ever Halo: ODST is the game for you.

    If you want the best on-line multiplayer game ever conceived Halo: ODST is the game for you. If you want a slow tactical squadbased shooter Halo: ODST is the game for you. If you loved Halo Wars Halo: ODST is the game for you. If you liked LBP Halo: ODST is the game for you.

    Even care bears and casuals will find tons of value in this seminal title.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Michael O'Connor

    Aimless: Your opinions are well thought out, informed, educated and open-minded…

    …so don’t expect most of the cynical fanboys that populate this site to be able to understand or appreciate it.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Morrius

    My guess is they’ve increased the campaign by a few hours and done a few more multiplayer maps, precisely to avoid it being called or looking like a spin-off. I also suspect the Bungie guys are having fun doing a game that’s somewhat set apart from the storyline and mechanics they’ve been building on for the last few games. Part of convincing people a game isn’t a reheated spin-off is not pricing it as one. The issue isn’t so much whether or not to get riled up at being overcharged for a product, but whether they’re overcharging for it in the first place.

    We’ll see, the core gameplay of Halo is passably fun, I’m interested to see what they’ll do with it, given the last years slew of excellent shooters to take influence from.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Mike

    I’m just a Halo fanboy, really. So I’ve got not justification or reasonable excuses for me shelling out (almost) whatever MS deems necessary to charge.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. SwiftRanger

    “Exactly, but I just don’t understand why it’s so bloody popular! I’d really like to know what I’m missing.”

    MS bought up an exciting PC exclusive, the hype for the first Halo was enormous because it looked great for its time and it seemed like Bungie wanted it to be like an accessible version of Tribes (vehicular multiplayer and singleplayer FPS gameplay) plus a “shoot-the-alien” campaign.

    They basically kept building on that big-budget-shooter-made-in-USA-while-evoking-Aliens-style-on-a-not-too-fiddly-machine-supported-by-American-company-with-all-Western-games-on-it feeling all the way and screwed the hand that fed them in the first place (PC platform) while doing so.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Gekidami

    Halo was meant to be a PC? I heard it was first headed to PS2…

    #38 6 years ago
  39. SwiftRanger

    It was even meant to be an RTS. PS2? Didn’t hear that one that yet. All I know is pretty much every PC game magazine got psyched about Halo, they even wrote articles on the Xbox before its release, the fools.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Gekidami

    Halo on PS2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80PCRw-asGc
    It was going to be a third person shooter.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. crackdude

    No… Halo was initially developed for the Sega Dreamcast, since Sega and MS were partners. When the Dreamcast died, the project moved on to MS’s Xbox, which came out a year or two after.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    From IGN:
    “A sci-fi shooter that takes place on a mysterious alien ring world, Halo: Combat Evolved is an action-packed experience that allows players to battle their enemies on foot and in vehicles with alien and human weaponry. The production of Halo has a long and tumultuous history. The title was originally designed as a breakthrough game for Apple’s Mac systems, and console versions of the game also became a high-priority project for the development team when it signed with Take-Two.
    As all PlayStation 2 owners are aware, however, production on Halo was shifted immediately to an Xbox version in 2000 when Take-Two Interactive sold its 20% share of developer Bungie to Microsoft. Thereby solidifying Halo’s position as an Xbox and PC exclusive (with a Mac port much, much later on) forever.”

    #42 6 years ago
  43. SwiftRanger

    Aha, well that shuts me up then. At least for that early period of the game. MS still screwed PC though.

    #43 6 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

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

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

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

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

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

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

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

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

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

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

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

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

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

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

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

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

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

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

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

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

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