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I Am Legend – What I meant to say

Friday, 16 October 2009 09:43 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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I won the Games Media Legend award at the Games Media Awards in London last night, as well as Specialist Writer (Web). VG247 won the Games Blog award. By the end of it, I got up on stage and genuinely had no words. I’m better at writing than speaking (clearly), so here’s what I would have said given the benefit of hindsight and not having 400 people cheering at me.

I am, as my wife keeps pointing out this morning, a “legend”. I have an award that proves it. I am also, apparently, the best specialist online games writer in Britain. The website I launched with Eurogamer’s Rupert Loman last February is the best games blog in the UK. It’s all too much. I didn’t sleep a lot last night.

There are so many people I want to thank. I’ve been involved in British games editorial since 1998, and I’ve met a great many people on the way who’ve inspired me, pushed me and moulded my career for a variety of reasons.

Some of them: Fiona, Johnny Minkley, Rupert Loman, Ellie Gibson, Tom Bramwell, Colin Campbell, Mike Bowden, Greg Ingham, Nick Loman, Gavin Ogden, Nick Grange, Tina Hicks, Kristan Reed, Jon Fargher, Alex Simmons, Paul Davies, Paul Loman, Barbara Loman, Oliver Menne, Tanja Menne, Rob Purchese, Martin Taylor, Matt Styles, Tim Ponting, Jerry the Crobar, Stephany Nunneley, Rob Fahey, Matt Martin, Oli Welsh, Gareth Ramsay, Simon Byron, Richard Leadbetter, Gary Harrod, Gary Cutlack, Tony Horgan, James Ashton, Cat Channon, Jonnie Bryant, Hugo Bustillos, Simon Smith-Wright, Shaun White, Jodie Van Hibb, Amy Wright, Stefan Walters, Hamish Brown, Alex Ward, Nathan Grayson, Johnny Cullen, Steve Fulljames, Dave Woods, Rhianna Pratchett and many, many others. I’m sorry if I missed you out. I could go on all day.

I remember sitting next to a river in Glossop near Manchester over ten years ago getting drunk with Colin Campbell, telling him I had no respect for anyone in the games media. It didn’t mean anything, and it wasn’t “real”. I was glad to be writing for a living, but all I wanted to do was be better than games. I wanted to be a novelist – and still do – and the whole thing seemed so Mickey Mouse to me then. It wasn’t the Guardian or the Times; it was chancers grinding out random horseshit about polygons, something I knew very little about.

I was right and wrong, arrogance aside. A decade on, I love this industry. Despite still being in its infancy, games editorial is maturing, as are the products we write about, the journalists that write about them and the people that play them. The enthusiasm and passion involved in the games media is incredible, but we’ve got so far to go. I stopped wishing I was “better” than games many years ago. I’m very proud to be a part of this and to watch it evolve. It’s an honour, in fact.

Last night was a stand-out life moment. I’ll never forget it. I’m still buzzing. Thank you so much for voting for my team and our site, and for me personally, and thank you to everyone that hugged me or shook my hand. I’m completely overwhelmed.

I love you all.
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77 Comments

  1. _Sikamikanico_

    Awesome Pat. You the man.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. ChrisPilote

    Congratulations, Pat! You deserve it

    #2 6 years ago
  3. mart

    /stands up and claps

    xx

    #3 6 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    BIG UP YOU CHEST!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Spiral

    Hugz.
    Well done.
    /Hugz.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Dralen

    I wish I had a trophy that said I was a Legend. :P

    #6 6 years ago
  7. slayernl

    We all love you two just keep on doing what you are doing and again congrats on the awards again :)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. spikeymike

    Yeah, yeah, whatever. When’s GT5 coming out, eh?

    Just kidding – well done, it’s quite an achievement!!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Tonka

    Congratulations!Well deserved. I know I mock your “reporting” here on VG247 from time to time but I keep coming back.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. gorman

    Congrats!
    Be happy to live in a country where good work in this field is properly recognized. :)

    #10 6 years ago
  11. satsugai

    Congratulations Pat. :3

    #11 6 years ago
  12. JonFE

    Pat, get a blog, will ya???

    :-D

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Mike

    It’s all you, mate. It’s all you. Well done.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    I nearly shed a tear reading that.

    The keyword though folks is “nearly”. ;)

    Anyways, I can honestly stand here and say thanks for coming and reading all the hard work all of us like Steph, Mike, Nathan and myself have done over the past year and a half. I could, but I wont.

    Because the truth is if it wasn’t for Pat, all of us wouldn’t be here at all, as writers or posting comments. You couldn’t ask for a harder working journo then him. Although you already knew that.

    So heres to Patrick Garratt – the biggest grammar nazi you’ll ever meet. But also the best person you could ever have as your boss.

    Here’s to you, Mr. Bossman. :)

    #14 6 years ago
  15. rrod360lol

    “I love you all”

    Bender ;)

    #15 6 years ago
  16. SplatteredHouse

    Congratulations Pat. :)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Robo_1

    Awww, I’m really thrilled for you – but where do you go from legend… gamings chief overlord perhaps. :D

    #17 6 years ago
  18. sonny

    Congratulations m8!
    This page rocks,
    you rock!

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Roybott

    /Raises a glass as a salute to Pat
    /Realises its 10am and hides glass

    Incredibly well done and well deserved Pat, keep up the legendary work! :)

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Well here’s a lovely surprise for my first day back. Congrats Pat, you really do deserve it all! And congrats to your associates and minions, too. :-)

    #20 6 years ago
  21. wz

    Wtf I was expecting a gaming article here so many words wtf I quit bai.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Aerschtuner

    Congrats Patrick! A well deserved portion of recognition! Well done and good luck in the future.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. SticKboy

    Get a badge made up and plaster it across the site!

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Freek

    Achievment unlocked: “Legendary Status”

    Comes with Legendary Armour:
    +5 charm, +50 atack bonus
    Unfortunatly of no use in the games journalist business but it looks nice.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Herlock

    Nice Job, Pat :)

    #25 6 years ago
  26. ShakaCarnage

    Good job I saw you before you starting winning EVERYTING. Well done, sir. I’m jealous.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. SniperWolf

    well-deserved
    Congrats Pat

    #27 6 years ago
  28. evilashchris

    Can we have a video of your eyepet in your trophy please?

    Congratulations Pat :D

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Quiiick

    Congrats Patrick!

    Nowadays it’s … “legends grinding out random horseshit about polygons”. ;-)

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Detale

    Well done chap.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Sid

    Congratulations for Pat and all the team. Great work accomplished for one year, and VG247 has become one of the most reliable games blog of the Internet. Thanks! (a professional from France)

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Michael O'Connor

    Last night was pretty surreal, even for us outsiders. But its a success that’s well deserved, and you deserve to be eternally proud of it.

    Back in the infancy of this place, you were willing to let me help out here, writing news. I might not have been able to stick around long, and I do hope it’s not the last time I’ll ever get to help here… but still, it was a big deal (and it looks nice on the CV) to have been able to assist a site that was clearly going big places – places which last night more than aptly proved it has finally reached.

    If I achieve even *half* your success ten years down the line, I’ll be impressed with myself.

    Congrats Pat. It really could noy have gone to a better person.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. JonFE

    Quoted from EuroGamer’s relative article:

    “…perhaps the best story about Pat is that he’s the only games journalist ever missing, presumed dead off the coast of a Spanish press trip…”

    Pat, you Sir are truly a Legend!

    /salutes

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Bertie

    You’re an inspiration, Pat – you always have been.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. The Hindle

    Nice one Pat keep up the good work dude

    #35 6 years ago
  36. OrphanageExplosion

    After reading that I really am genuinely gay for Pat now.

    Previously I was just “gay for pay”.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. BillyBatts

    Gratz Pat ;-)

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Tobinishi

    Congrats Pat :).

    #38 6 years ago
  39. endgame

    we love u too man! :D

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Brian Taylor

    Congratulations Pat – well deserved.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. David Sarkisjan

    Legendary journey, Pat. You leveled up, you’re lvl 80 now. Good work! Keep up the good work, because I guess new expansion pack will be coming out soon!

    #41 6 years ago
  42. ReeceHeywood

    Awesome man, well done!

    #42 6 years ago
  43. mojo

    as ive writen in the other news about it, this site (and in a major way u in particular) pretty much nails it all the time.
    hence i learned to love this blog so quickly!

    Keep up the good work and stay the way u are!
    All of u lads and lady :)

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Eregol

    Insert Wayne’s World Not worthy picture here.

    A legend in every sense Pat. We are in the presence of greatness.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. David Sarkisjan

    So happy: http://twitpic.com/lpvuy (via johnnyminkley)

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Len

    Would just like to add my congratulations as well.

    Great site written by what seems to be a great geezer who I don’t even know…lol!

    More please… :)

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Alan Ng

    Congrats Pat!

    Keep up the hard work :D

    Alan Ng

    Product-Reviews

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Mugwum

    GO PAT!

    #48 6 years ago
  49. JamieSI

    Congratulations Pat, well deserved =)

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Jadeskye

    yes yes mah breadbin!

    #50 6 years ago
  51. ybfelix

    Congratulations!

    #51 6 years ago
  52. El_MUERkO

    much woo!

    congrats pat, as a reader from day 0 i had good vibes about this place, glad to see i was right :)

    #52 6 years ago
  53. pracer

    Well done, I have been enjoying your site for a long while now. Its part of my every day. And because I didn’t get a chance to ring in on yesterdays question/answer piece of IW, wanted to say thanks you asnwered a couple of questions I had and got a couple of thoughts to chew on out there for them. Good deal.

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Scyrenn

    Congratulations, well deserved, you’ve got a great site going here… :)

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Cort

    Just make sure you don’t get all Gwyneth fucking Paltrow on us, Garratt…..

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Hunam

    Another congratulations from me pat, well deserved awards all round. I’ve been a one site man for quite a few years over at EG and yet you managed to wrangle daily visits out of me a day after I was aware of this sites existence. Keep up the good work pat and team!

    #56 6 years ago
  57. Centipede

    Congratulations…. you clearly deserved this in my opinion.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Syrok

    Well done, Pat.

    One last photoshop: http://img203.yfrog.com/img203/9756/jwx.jpg
    :D

    #58 6 years ago
  59. JonFE

    Syrok, great work there as well, although IMHO the Halle Berry one cannot be topped :D

    #59 6 years ago
  60. blackdreamhunk

    dear vg247 always give factual news and have high creadability. Always be fair with news and you will go places. I agree with the award.

    #60 6 years ago
  61. Insodp

    congratulations :D

    #61 6 years ago
  62. No_PUDding

    Very good speech. I kind of wish I’d been there to experience the epic.

    #62 6 years ago
  63. reask

    Just to say congratulations Pat.
    Well deserved.

    #63 6 years ago
  64. doctorstrange

    Congrats, definitely well earned

    #64 6 years ago
  65. Roybott

    LOL, Syrok have to give you credit for some great photoshop works! :)

    #65 6 years ago
  66. freedoms_stain

    I used to be subscribed to RSS for a whole bunch of games news sites, now it’s pretty much just vg247, there’s a reason for that and it’s cool that you guys are getting some industry recognition for what you’ve done here.

    Bravo and keep it up.

    #66 6 years ago
  67. notpill

    Here is a nice quote that perfectly describe the moment
    (straight from the vg247 live blog during the event):

    Pat wrote:
    Oh fuck.
    I’ve won it.
    Holy shit.
    I’ve got to log off. Later.

    #67 6 years ago
  68. Zarckan

    Well done you Khunt! ;-)

    #68 6 years ago
  69. Suikoden Fan

    good on you pat

    #69 6 years ago
  70. Lutz

    Cor, missed this! Well done Pat. You are teh w1nnar! :)

    #70 6 years ago
  71. campbellofsantacruz

    I have only a hazy recollection of multiple drinking sessions with you in Glossop ten years ago, and none of the particular conversation you mention. But since it’s being reported on Britain’s number one games blog, it must be true :-). Congrats again.

    #71 6 years ago
  72. ShiroGamer

    gratz ,pat
    nice 1
    innit
    :D

    #72 6 years ago
  73. Edward Cullen

    shit pat, i cried.

    #73 6 years ago
  74. Edward Cullen

    anyway gratz. to you pat and the team!!

    #74 6 years ago
  75. Gekidami

    With a user name ‘like Edward Cullen’ i bet you did cry to. :p

    #75 6 years ago
  76. lovemoose

    We love you too, Pat :)

    #76 6 years ago
  77. tfot1

    lovely

    #77 6 years ago

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    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]