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Newell: Let fans fund development

Monday, 20 July 2009 15:03 GMT By Mike

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Valve’s Gabe Newell has revealed in a video interview with Good Game that he thinks communities should fund games instead of big, demanding publishing houses.

From the interview (transcribed by Kotaku AU):

One of the areas that I am super interested in right now is how we can do financing from the community. So right now, what typically happens is you have this budget – it needs to be huge, it has to be $10m – $30m, and it has to be all available at the beginning of the project. There’s a huge amount of risk associated with those dollars and decisions have to be incredibly conservative.

What I think would be much better would be if the community could finance the games. In other words, ‘Hey, I really like this idea you have. I’ll be an early investor in that and, as a result, at a later point I may make a return on that product, but I’ll also get a copy of that game.’

So move financing from something that occurs between a publisher and a developer… Instead have it be something where funding is coming out of community for games and game concepts they really like.

Full interview through the GoodGame link.

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45 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Is there a ‘good’ picture of Gabe anywhere? I’ve never seen a guy less photogenic in my entire life. :-D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Grimrita

    Budgets are getting silly because the games industry thinks its better than the movie business and thus sets silly budgets for development and of course PR/Marketing who piss the cash up the wall trying to grab the attention of the gaming media.

    During development, the press hype the game based on renders, PR spin and of course those butt kissing launch events, only to find that the game is a turd and then reflected in the review scores (unless of course you are Gamespot who likes to edit their scores when there is pressure).

    Its about time the industry had a rethink and actually got creative again instead of churning out the same shit year in year out.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    I agree I would it :)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. JesteR

    So i give Valve 10 dollars and i get the game for free? Not a bad deal.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Michael O'Connor

    “Is there a ‘good’ picture of Gabe anywhere? I’ve never seen a guy less photogenic in my entire life. :-D”

    Wow, that was petty.

    Grimrita: Agreed. In the next few years, I think we can expect to see video games take on a production system similar to the movie industry, where the costs are equally split between all the companies involved in the project.

    It would certainly make for some interesting partnerships.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Bloody hell, Michael – sense of humour bypass, or what?

    It’s not my fault if every picture of him appears to have been taken “by surprise” when he’s just coming in from a three week bender.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. SticKboy

    COMMUNISTS!

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Mike

    Burn him!!!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. mortiferus

    Newell: Let fans fund the all you can eat buffets!!!

    #9 6 years ago
  10. satsugai

    So what happens if they don’t raise enough from the community? Or what if the game doesn’t get released for whatever reason? They would still have used our money and we get nothing back. *scratches head*

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Michael O'Connor

    “Bloody hell, Michael – sense of humour bypass, or what?”

    Clearly I missed what exactly was funny about out insulting someone’s appearance, at their expense, for the sake of a cheap laugh.

    I have a sense of humour, you just weren’t funny.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Is this fat fuck bad mouthing Sony again…? Go finish Half Life E3 already…

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Do you fancy him, then?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Lutz

    SRS BIZNIZ from Mr O’Conner.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. phatb0y

    Sounds suspiciously close to shareware. And we all know what a watertight business model that is.

    “Clearly I missed what exactly was funny about out insulting someone’s appearance, at their expense, for the sake of a cheap laugh.”

    Try switching on your TV or reading a newspaper once in a while.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. dirigiblebill

    “What I think would be much better would be if the community could finance the games. In other words, ‘Hey, I really like this idea you have. I’ll be an early investor in that and, as a result, at a later point I may make a return on that product, but I’ll also get a copy of that game.’”

    Translation: we’re run out of cash for Episode 3, so you fucking consumers better step up.

    ;)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Jonathan Cullen

    “Newell: Let fans fund development”

    Translation: Pay for my KFC, LOLZ.

    :D

    #17 6 years ago
  18. anasui

    ahahahah, bullshit of the day

    sod off with that crap, Gabe. We fund your asses by paying insane prices for entertainment that will last about ten hours already

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Hunam

    We are already doing this. They make a game with the promise of paying full whack for what’s on the table and future developments, then you can’t be arsed to do the future developments.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    I’ll believe it when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    What he’s really saying is….

    “Please help, publishers don’t like me cause I’m an arrogant prick”.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. fearmonkey

    I don’t understand why it’s funny to make fun of Gabe’s weight, I’m with michael on this.
    I can understand why people make fun of Dyack, but making fun of a persons appearance is just juvenile.
    It’s part of being anonymous on the internet i guess.

    I see it all the time on Youtube. I may be watching a video on Astronomy, and if the lecturer is fat or unattractive, most of the comments will be about that, rather than whats being discussed.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    People are retards. Nothing new there.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’m making fun of him cause he’s always been a conceeded sounding asshole in every interview I ever read about him.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. DarkElfa

    Sure Ghettoblaster and you’re coming off as much more than your average troll/prick/teen loser. I don’t care for Newell either, but try saying something constructive instead of just spurting off childish insults.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    How bout blow me Elfa does that work? I’ll say whatever I like but thanks! ;)

    #26 6 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    LMAO, there he is euros, your fat lazy American Xbot360 gaming dev. This guy really needs to have that diet surgery belt thing around his stomach.

    OMG is this guy serious about what he is saying. He wants the consumers to pay for a game before and during development then buy it when its finish.

    Ladies and Gents this is your typical rip off American con artist. I really hate fat fuck pigs like this guy. This guy just insulted everyone of our intelligence. He thinks cause he can get away with releasing a sequel to a shitty game that looks and plays like the first, that he can con average people, his fans into giving his company free money aka Bonuses!!!!!!!!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME! This is proof how low the human species have gotten.

    I’m not even going to turn this into a big annoying rant, but I would cut my dick off before I ever buy another or play a valve game again. I would burn my copy off Orange Box but this Fat Fuck White Pig didn’t develop it on the PS3.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    “I’m not even going to turn this into a big annoying rant”

    …yeah, probably a bit late for that statement. :D

    #28 6 years ago
  29. theevilaires

    but you still read it and took time to respond at 1:22 am…do you sleep? or does the money M$ pays you to travel from gaming site to gaming site defending their product from the truth really that good that it causes insane insomnia …just wondering :P

    #29 6 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    no response yet I’m shocked. Either your european wit has dried up from two comments and you need time to recharge, or you’ve clocked out from M$ euro corp…rest well tonight buddy the war isn’t over yet :P

    #30 6 years ago
  31. No_PUDding

    All I established from this is:

    Michael is more of a contrarian than I. It surprises me less that I find lots of time to disagree with him.

    That TEA is hypocritical on top of being an avid PS3 fan. But his passion is admirable

    That Psychotext is possibly the coolest old person I know

    That Blerk is honest, and funny. But kind of unimaginative.

    That Mike is a god among men (for reasons outside of the comment section).

    And that Gabe Newell is right, and I would pay for development by Valve on the PS3.

    YEAH GABE, STICK THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT. I PAY FOR THE PS3 VERSION.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. theevilaires

    PUD go jump off a bridge you have my permission you fucking moron. Its people like you that so many problems are in this world. I guess you also believe the people should serve the goverment and not the goverment serve the people…kids today you all watch too much TellLieVision to know good morals.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    My apologies for not being at your beck and call TEA. I was off training.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. anasui

    ok, who called Constantine and asked him to bind The Shat to theevilaires’ body?

    #34 6 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    you watch too much TellLieVision don’t you anasui :P

    #35 6 years ago
  36. fearmonkey

    Anyone ever notice that TEA seems like two different people.
    One is passionate PS3 defender who slams you for even slightly disagreeing with him, and then there is the calmer TEA that can be reasoned with, has insightful views outside of the PS3.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. freedoms_stain

    Sounds like what he’s asking is for gamers to be able to become “micro investors” rather than simply asking for donations.

    The problem with the idea is that I think there are too few gamers who would be willing to part with cash up front for a game that is just an idea.

    Even developers with awesome reputations produce shit every now and then and we all know it. I don’t even like buying games until I’ve played them most of the time, the chances of me paying anything before I’ve even seen a screen shot are entirely nil.

    Gabe wants people to pay upfront, I’d rather he poured his efforts into making games available to play prior to purchase.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. theevilaires

    what are you a psychiatrist fear? I speak my mind, don’t like it just skip my name to the next poster.

    Ever wonder when the truth slaps you in the face while you’re daydreaming, you wake up and cry like a bitch because the truth hurts :P

    #38 6 years ago
  39. theevilaires

    you see freedom understands the truth, you can learn something from this guy people take notes

    #39 6 years ago
  40. theevilaires

    and i know some of you people are under the impression that I might be ranting because this is an aticle about a guy who hates the PS3…well you’re wrong because if this was David Jaffe I would still say the same thing and most of you know I would.

    The fact off the matter is Gabe Newell is as real of a caring community person as a southern church pastor. All he wants is your money and all he gives you back in return is the same old crap just remixed.

    This cottage cheese lard ass pig mother fucker is rich. Let him finance his own games.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. frostquake

    You can buy shares in musical artist’s to fund their next product…so why not the gaming industry. Ultimately why gaming budgets have spiraled out of control, is simply GREED! If you made a Million on this title, why not ask to make 5 or 10 million on the next one?? The people who bought Bioshock 1, more then likely will buy Bioshock 2, but the people who did not buy Bioshock 1 are more then likely are not going to buy Bioshock 2. So more then likely your going to sell around the same amount, on 2 that you did on 1. But guess what On Bioshock 2, everyone is wanting more of the PIE!
    Price Fatigue??? How about Industry Greed Fatigue??? Sorry no BAILOUT for the Gaming Industry.

    Do we need to be worried about 1000plus gaming websites and gaming magazines telling us how great or how bad a game is…ABSOLUTELY NO!!! Do we need to be flying gaming magazines and gaming websites First Class, putting them up in a hotel for 3-5 days, throwing parties for them, just so they will give a favorable review….NO!!!

    I have a family member who is one of the MANY Lawyers for Bioware and Bethesda. It would BLOW your mind how much cash they burn through, that is not directly related to the actual development of the game!

    With the Internet almost everywhere, and PC, and Consoles having direct access to games…there is really only 1 simple thing you can do to sell your…
    D E M O…Demo’s
    A Demo will do more to sell a game, then 40 Naked Chic’s skating on ice, or Naked girls with tampon strings doing lap dances for “IMPORTANT PEOPLE”…which by the way those 2 things actually happened!! If you rely more on Websites and Magazines to tell you how good a game is, over a DEMO..you are a IDIOT!!!
    So stop all this BULLSHIT with having to burn through money to impress OXM, PC Gamer, OPM, Play, Game Informer, Nintendo Power and 100′s of other magazine, and stop worrying about the 1000 of websites that you shell out money to, and just develop a FREAKING DEMO for the REAL people to play.
    It is more important that a MILLION real people play the demo, then 50 gaming industry insiders!!

    SO GREED from the inside out will rot the Gaming Industry..
    and just making a DEMO for everyone to play instead of hiring 40 Ho’s to get your clients drunk on so they go back and say you know what that was a SHITTY game but they flew us first class, put us in 5 star hotel, Fed us Fetal Groundings, Gave us Nerds more pussy then we see in 50 years looking at porn online, and then fly them back first class…and we want that again so a 9/10 on this…

    Come on…all you need is a DEMO…Not BIG GAMING BROTHER telling you what is good or not…
    AHHHHHHH….I am way too frustrated! But knowing what my family member knows, and how well he is treated, and paid and all the perks he gets from Bioware and Bethesda…and all he is a blood sucking lawyer..it blows my mind!

    #41 6 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    Jesus christ tea…

    You know you watch too many conspiracy videos from ebay, I’d prefer watch tell lie vision.

    And as it goes yeah, I believe the government shoudl serve the people, but I think they do a pretty fuckign admirable job when you look at other countries.

    We are in a fucking utopian society you blind fuck. It’s testament that you’re conspiracising, that there’s nothign wrong on the surface.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. theevilaires

    Pud, Pud, Pud you little naive brat, enjoy your childhood son. Trust me it doesn’t last forever.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. freedoms_stain

    I agree with frostquakes massive rant.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. El_MUERkO

    i also agree with his rant, i haven’t read it but i have part funded it and it better get a good score!

    #45 6 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

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

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

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

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

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

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

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

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

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

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

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

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

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

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

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

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

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

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

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

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

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

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

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

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

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

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

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

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

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

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]