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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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    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    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

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • 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

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • 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

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • 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 […]