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Rumor: Photos of Tomb Raider revamp surface

Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Some concept art claiming to be from the origins revamp of the new Tomb Raider in the works have surfaced.

Fourplayercoop has ‘em.

Apparently, if true, the game is open-world and contains a reworked combat system.

Judge for yourself.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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50 Comments

  1. ecu

    It looks more like a horror game..

    #1 6 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    When you own a fucking character like Lara Croft, one that is as iconic as Mario – You need to push that. Endorse the icon, DON’T reinvent it.

    Just make it contemporary and relevant.

    A Lara Croft set in the 90′s, where she can reclaim that ridiculous look, right down to the spectacle sunglasses? Yes.

    A Lara Croft set in a free roaming fantasy world, where Lara Croft is yet another faceless hot woman?
    No.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DaMan

    very much looking forward to this reboot.

    that artwork looks a bit weird though.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. DaMan

    isn’t it a bit early to say that, no_Pudding?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Like Max Payne, they took everything about that guy, and made it contemporary. Sure it was radical, and not the direction I would have chosen, but I have faith.

    More imaginative directions please, this was so predictable.

    It’s like the Ubisoft direction.

    Yeah, it was cool, but lets make it free roaming and add a gimmick!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. No_PUDding

    No it is not at all.

    Already it’s just ridiculous. Thye mgiht as well kill the series. They got it right with Anniversary, and now they are going in the wrong direction.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. satsugai

    As far as I’m concerned the only Tomb Raider games that exist are 1,2,3 and Anniversary. Everything else can go into the shit pile.

    @ecu
    Yeah it kinda does look like it’s going the horror route, not liking it one bit.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DaMan

    @no_Pudding you mean with Legend?

    and the new MP? I dunno, it looks just lame imho. from Film Noir to Uncharted, with a cover system.. they basically dropped everything that made the game what it was.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    Well yeah any of the Anniversary ones, not Legend itself though.

    As for Max Payne, no they took the concept, a man on drugs that slows down time, and they want to develop on the noir in a more contemporary fashion. Noire totally IS more than an aesthetic.

    The point is some thign are fashionable, and some things are like statements. And you really need to consider what you’re working with to reinvent something.

    When it’s Lara Croft, it’s fucking Lara Croft, a character that transcends gaming culture. That’s when you need to go back to the glory days, becuase you’ve fucked up so many times.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. DaMan

    I do agree in a way, I would prefer her original character.

    albeit they’ve fucked up only once, with AoD. 4 and 5 were just basically low quality mission packs for TR 3.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Aimless

    Tomb Raider: Warrioress Within.

    I really enjoyed Underworld but I can’t really blame Eidos for wanting to try something different. It’s way too early to judge this new direction as it could turn out to be an excellent game in its own right, but I will say this: don’t make her American. Not that I have anything against characters from the US, I just feel it’s one one of those things that shouldn’t be tampered with.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Freek

    Dropping the cartoony look is a good idea, but then dropping everything else and having it not even be recognisable as Lara Croft is probably not such a good idea.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    I am with Freek.

    And I am not with Aimless.

    It MIGHT be a good game regardless, but then fuck off with that IP! Don’t pass it off as somethign that’s Tomb Raider when it’s clearly not.

    What this franchise needs is a completely realistic rendition of Lara Croft. Doesn’t need she needs to be normally proportioned, just realistically. And they need to go back to the Lara you see in your head, when you think about the name.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    Lara Croft: Female indiana jones thats played by one of the most horrible actors in the world… jk

    #14 6 years ago
  15. DaMan

    btw, I think you guys (vg247) should’ve included that on-screen text (on one of the pics) in the news post. “When a sudden storm etc”.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. No_PUDding

    She’s not even Indiana Jones, she’s kind of an Indiana Bond. Or a James Jones.

    But she’s Lara Croft.

    It needs to go back to those basics. Mansions, grappling hooks, alligators, platforming and puzzles. That’s why Anniversary was awesome.

    I guess that is ignoring other new competitors. But Uncharted is just really different in terms of gameplay.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. DaMan

    pretty sure there will be ” hooks, alligators, platforming and puzzles ” in this one.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    I think after the movies they started heading towards the direction of where Uncharted is. You have to remember us ( I assume) being mid twenties and up. Eidos is trying to make it work for everyone and aiming for the younger generations of gamers. We will talk to our kids and say I remember when Mario was 2d and never scaled walls. Same will be said about Lara Croft me thinks (minus the 2d)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Aimless

    The original Tomb Raider was about exploration, isolation and combating various lurking beasties; people forget how brutal and sinister it was. Given how little we know about this latest iteration it could actually prove to be closer to the original’s thematic routes than any of the other sequels, and to dismiss it based on three pieces of concept art is rather silly.

    Also, I think calling it “open-world” is something of a misquote as it carries with it certain connotations. From the description the island will be open in the Metroidvania sense, the player progressing through different regions by gaining new skills or equipment.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. No_PUDding

    Well when people use the term ‘open world’, the connotations are obvious. They aren’t complete idiots. They know what it means.

    I LOVE certain parts of this rumour, but I hate others. Some of it is brave in terms of game design, but thematically, it’s NOT Tomb Raider. This is my problem with it.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Gamoc

    I fucking love Legend, that was a damn good game and it was the first time I’d ever enjoyed a Tomb Raider game (I didn’t like the first few, I don’t like tank-controls, not even when I was about 8).

    Her latest game was just shit. Ugly, dull, uninteresting. I didn’t even bother getting past the second level, I just lost interest too quickly.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. No_PUDding

    I have not played a Tomb Raider since Anniversary, and I didn’t finish that, but what I played of it was great.

    Underworld I would not have really bought in my right mind, if I couldn’t get the whole experience on PS3, and that’s kind of assuming I wanted it.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Gamoc

    You didn’t miss much at all, Pud.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Aimless

    No_PUDding, going off your previous comments it would seem you mean it isn’t Tomb Raider: Anniversary. Don’t forget that was a remake and a bit more tonally ‘breezy’; the divergence is most apparent in the two main themes, which you can listen to here.

    I’ve really enjoyed all of Crystal Dynamics’ takes on the series, but they were always something of a halfway house between the original game and the movies in terms of characterisation and tone. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing — as I said, bought and enjoyed them all — but if you truly want Lara Croft to go back to her roots then you hark back to the original, before she was sexualised post release into a PR pin-up.

    Toby Gard designed Lara Croft and left Core during development of Tomb Raider II because he was opposed to how they were framing the character, and currently he’s the lead designer for an unannounced project at Crystal Dynamics. It’s fairly safe to assume that project to be this, in which case it’s rather churlish to suggest he doesn’t understand his own character.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. ecu

    What I don’t get, is that Anniversary is CLEARLY the best game in the series, and it’s blindingly obvious WHY it’s the best game – emphasis on mythology, platforming and puzzles, with a lack of combat.

    Why then, are they so insistent on combat? I just don’t get it. Does anybody like it? I’ve literally not seen a single person anywhere that doesn’t think the combat in a Tomb Raider game is an annoyance they can do with out.

    Their idea of a reboot involves reworking the combat system. Even if this article isn’t true, I bet they’ve done it again. They want to reinvent the franchise? Drop the damn combat, drop it entirely. It’s frustrating cause the rest of the game is always so good.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. No_PUDding

    He clearly doesn’t understand his own character. He certainly doesn’t understand what she’s become if he’s reinventing it to a point where she is unrecognisable.

    I think it’s quite churlish to ignore the icon that she has become, even without him.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    I agree ecu.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Aimless

    I feel you’re arguing for the sake of not backing down now, so we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    I have an opinion. And if you think you’re opinion is the right one (as people should) then that’s fine, but don’t try to discredit my opinion, by saying it’s about pride.

    This guy created Lara Croft, I understand.

    But this does not look like Lara Croft, if he was on the team again, rejuvinating the icon, I might be more enthusiastic.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Aimless

    Were I attempting to discredit you I could simply point out that you’re getting agitated over three pieces of leaked concept art and an internal memo.

    Oops.

    Seriously I get where you’re coming from, but you’re being very reactionary. Perhaps this game will miss the point of the franchise, but on the other hand it could completely nail what made the original so great. It’s far too early to judge, and personally I find cautious optimism far more palatable than pervasive internet snark.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. No_PUDding

    Everyone is reactionary, please don’t pretend that you transcend that mortal trait, becuase it will come back and bite you in the ass.

    As for ammunition with which to discredit me, it would be relatively hypocritical to use that, as you are reacting to the news too.

    Also, I never said it would be a bad game, but if this reinvention does not gel with me thematically, I feel the comment section is the place to share that, and see if others agree. You chose to comment and act as the contrarian to the consensus on this one; but don’t expect everyone to go: “Oh how stupid we’ve been for not giving it a chance”. Becuase people aren’t commenting on the possible quality of the game – they are commenting on the theme of the game, that is pretty extensively detailed in the news.

    And that is highly subjective.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Cort

    Looks like Kate Beckinsale. No bad thing.

    http://www.topnews.in/light/files/Kate-Beckinsale2.jpg

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Hunam

    When in doubt, go open world :P

    If it’s anything like PoP 2008 then I’ll fucking love it.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Aimless

    Don’t rile Angelina, Cort. Beckinsale will go right under Megan Fox on the hitlist now.

    As for No_PUDding, I made no pretence of being infallible. Nor did I claim to never be reactionary, I simply try my very best to avoid being so and would expect people to call me out should I slip up.

    As for being hypocritical, whilst our comments are largely sourced from the same knowledge I am not the one saying they “might as well kill the series” and that they are going in the “wrong direction”. I’ve made no accusations, only promoted cautious optimism based on what little is known, and as such I’ve nothing to prove.

    Anyway, I’m sure everyone is rather tired of this back and forth so I’ll leave it there. We could carry this on for days and not get anywhere, and whilst I might not have anything better to do I should at least keep up the façade that I do.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Gamoc

    Did you just say Kate Beckinsale right under Megan Fox?

    Excuse me for a minute or two.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Cort

    Angelina’s a pikey tramp with a narcissistic personality disorder.

    PS Gamoc you’re posting here and playing Battlefield 1943 at the same time. Who says men can’t multitask?

    #36 6 years ago
  37. No_PUDding

    No, that’s fair enough man.

    Please don’t take my comments out of context, that was in reference to how much of a departure it was. And as for “wrong direction”, I am defintely at fault for commenting on a subjective matter without qualifying it as my opinion.

    We’ve neither nothing to prove. Again, this is not about my pride, it’s my opinion. And I can’t promise I won’t react negatively to some news stories.

    Next time (and I am not being sarcastic) I will try to consider my thoughts first, and see if they are worth sharing, negative or otherwise.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Michael O'Connor

    “A Lara Croft set in a free roaming fantasy world, where Lara Croft is yet another faceless hot woman?”

    What if that “free roaming world” was an extremely elaborate set of ruins that spanned for miles, with forests, caves, and complex ruins to explore? I don’t know about you, but I think that would be pretty cool, if they pulled it off.

    You guys really should take into note that these are just concept arts, which are usually far more different than the finished product.

    Prince of Persia proved you can reinvent things and still make them work. If it stays core the character concept and themes, that’s what matter.

    Assuming she’s going to turn into “another faceless hot woman” is really jumping the gun too early. You don’t have enough to make that assumption, and you’re just sensationalising the issue.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Gamoc

    Cort: HOW DO YOU KNOW!? :O
    Are you on my PSN friends list? O.o

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Cort

    Yup. You added me!

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Gamoc

    Oh yeah! Well,

    There more you know
    =======================*

    #41 6 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    My reaction is being sensationalised.

    I NEVER SAID IT WOULDN’T BE GOOD. I said it wouldn’t be Tomb Raider, and they might as well ditch the IP for this game.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Gamoc

    I thought the same about Max Payne 3.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. ecu

    Well, this hasn’t even been confirmed yet, so we’ll wait and see.

    I’m just frustrated because I’ve been a fan of this game ever since the first day of the first game, and they almost constantly seem to be going away from what attracted me to the game in the first place. I know I’m not alone in this opinion, either.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. dirigiblebill

    As far as I’m concerned, all they really need to fix in Tomb Raider is the gunplay, which has never really evolved beyond the lock-on-and-jump-around humdrum of the first game. I’d like to see them do away with “normal” enemies entirely, and go with the PoP/SotC boss-puzzle template.

    Incidentally, Crystal Dynamics appears to have nuked those screens from orbit. Curiouser and curiouser.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. wz

    Bring back the original TR1 feeling. Indiana Jones without the friends and funny incidents. All alone in awesome locations, fighting intimidating enemies.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Gundam

    It’s got a long way to go before it tops Uncharted’s action/adventuring both aesthetically and critically.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Blerk

    You can still see them here. Weird. Doesn’t look very Tomb Raider-ey at all, it looks more like a horror game.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Couldn’t agree more with #46.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. DaMan

    I would hate it if Tomb Raider turns into a game like that Uncharted. I’d rather they drop the combat at all and make enemies sorta SotC like dirigiblebill said.

    Anniversary and Underworld were the best games since TR2, Legend was way too much of a shooter.

    #50 6 years ago

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  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]