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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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    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 […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

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  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]