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Tuesday, 10 November 2009 08:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Modern Warfare 2

The reviews embargo for Modern Warfare 2 has just gone up, after a few gun-jumpers going live with their scores yesterday.

Unsurprisingly, the scores are high. If you have any links to add, add them below in the comments.

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72 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    Those 2 German ones were clearly first. Shame on you for saying The Guardian one was. :p

    #1 6 years ago
  2. BeastModeYMOB

    BBC2 will be a better game all around & the hype wagon will not be around 4 it. MW2 will have massive sales 2nite.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Roybott

    Include OLL’s review:
    http://twitter.com/onelifeleft/statuses/5557644536

    :)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. mescalineeyes

    oh, good, well next time Activision embargoes me, I WILL EAT THE CONTRACT.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. mescalineeyes

    fuck it, I’m going live right now.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Hmm… I given the ludicrous deals I was considering grabbing this tomorrow but a lot of reviews are mentioning the short single player, and I’ll never play it online.

    /conflicted

    #6 6 years ago
  7. scuz

    8 OUT OF TENNNNNNN

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Dimacorgan

    CoD4 also had a short SP campaign, and it sure wasn’t pefect, but hell haven’t we all bought it and loved it? I mean, you KNOW it’s gonna be huge, and the only fact of “surviving” the gigantic hype tells everything about this sequel… Just go. Do yourself a favour and be part of the biggest event of modern videogaming.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    I wouldn’t buy this or BBC2 for its SP. Those games are 100% about MP online. Imo.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. mescalineeyes

    http://www.wearetheinternetz.com/2009/11/09/review-modern-warfare-2/

    boom.

    Have mercy, Bobby.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. mescalineeyes

    psychotext: it took me 5 1/2 hours, not rushed. rent it if you’re not gonna go online.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    @Dimacorgan: Actually… no, I didn’t really rate the SP campaign in COD4. I’m obviously not going to hold that against MW2 though.

    @mescalineeyes: Yeah, I guess rental is an option. Is there any co-op in this game?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. mescalineeyes

    yes, there’s a co-op mode, but not the entire campaign.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. mescalineeyes

    btw. thanks Johnny.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    There are coop missions like in Resistance 2, theres also a few hoard mode type things you can do in coop but the actual campaign is SP only.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. mescalineeyes

    except you don’t gain any XP like in Resistance 2. Idk, co-op seems like bit of an afterthought, is all. That’s probably the worst thing about MW2, and even the worst thing is still fun.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    Yeah, i dont think theres any upgrading or kit making for coop either.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. zoomgamer.net

    wow. on our site, we postet the news – http://callofduty.zoomgamer.net

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Dralen

    I would totally buy this game for its single player. The Single player in COD4 was one of the best if not the best in the series.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    I intend to buy this game for the mp.

    The sp and co-op is a bonus.

    I’ve recently moved and have been without an internet connection at home (apart from my iPhone and a mobile broadband dongle that I borrowed) for over a week and have hardly turned my consoles on.

    It’s like going back to the PS2/xbox days when I was beginning to lose interest in gaming.

    I don’t know how you guys keep up your enthusiasm for sp games…

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Bulk Slash

    Since everyone else is reviewing the game, I’m giving it 4 out of 6. I haven’t played it yet, but that doesn’t really matter does it? I knocked one point off for the lack of dedicated servers (that I don’t care about) and another point for using an M&M song in the trailers.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    Yeah, well I give it a 9.2 out of 13.7.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m going to give it ∞ out of ∞.

    (See what I did there?)

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    You broke two 8s?

    #24 6 years ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s infinity, see?

    Infiity… Out of infinity…

    Infinity ward…

    Infin… Oh never mind.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Psychotext

    Broken eights. For shame.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Bulk Slash

    Once Square have finished bribing Famitsu I’m sure they’ll give it 50/40.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. The Hindle

    Any of these count on Metacritic?

    #28 6 years ago
  29. G1GAHURTZ

    The Guardian, Telegraph and the GamingBolt one should count.

    All the rest are rubbish.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. reask

    Gig said
    It’s like going back to the PS2/xbox days when I was beginning to lose interest in gaming.

    I don’t know how you guys keep up your enthusiasm for sp games…

    What I dont like about online is the constant mayhem of it.
    I mean you just seem to run around getting killed or killing.
    First one applies to me btw.
    Maybe I am just old but I like taking a game at my own pace.
    In saying that I will try the on line in most games.
    I just dont seem to be able to get into it.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. G1GAHURTZ

    You just need to stick with it, reask.

    Most mp games will throw you in at the deep end, but once you learn the ropes, you should be ok.

    Most of doing well is just finding a way to play the game that you’re successful at and then getting better with that style.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. OlderGamer

    @reask

    Plus depends on your kind of game too. I can play a mean game of Bad Company, but get owned in Halo or CoD. For me the maps in Halo and CoD are too small. Reminds me of fish in a barrel. Spawn shoot shoot die. In Battlefield Bad Company I can use a lot more tactical strategy. The maps are huge, the gold rush mode gives purpose(not just straight up deathmatch or captur the flag), and the different classes offer deeper gameplay. I love playing support I can be one of the top scorers at the end of a match and only have a couple of kills. Because I can points for healing team mates, repairing tanks/boats/chopers etc. If all I ever had to judge MP on was CoD, I don’t think I would ever play online.
    That being said, to each their own. Maybe Battlefield isn’t for you either.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. reask

    Yeah I tried bc online.
    Still got owned.
    I think I am just a lazy sod really. :D

    Mind you I will be trying out MW2.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Got legit store copy last week, beat campaign over the weekend. I would honestly say this is the best FPS I’ve played to date easily. The whitehouse level is POWERFUL. Story is kinda forgetable, but everything else is brilliant.

    Cool that campaign is just 1/3 the game too. The other 1/3 is multiplayer (16 new maps), and the other 1/3 is special ops (at least 20 unique levels). This game has a lot to offer. Bravo Infinity Ward.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. reask

    Where are the IGN Eurogamer etc reviews?

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Johnny Cullen

    These are the lot who has decided to rebel against Acti, and break the embargo.

    Big boys come tomorrow. 8am GMT.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. reask

    Oh right JC, Thanks.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Are these “embargos” different for each company release?

    I just don’t understand how a game like Killzone 2 can have 50 reviews posted on metacritic almost a month before it’s release, and a game like Modern Warfare 2 has zero to one posted a day before it’s release.

    I guess I’m wondering if it’s a consistent thing for all publishers, reviewers, etc, or if it’s on some kind of a contractual case by case basis.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    Yep, not every publisher sets the same amount of time before release. MW2 really is late though, cant remember any other game that was embargo’ed till the day it actually came out.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. slayernl

    http://www.giantbomb.com/modern-warfare-2/61-24713/reviews/

    giantbomb

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-hd-modern-warfare/58369?type=flv

    gametrailers

    #40 6 years ago
  41. sel

    Ok, here’s our review, if you speak hungarian: :)

    Gamer365.hu – 9/10
    http://www.gamer365.hu/show-article.php?id=424&article

    Zipped english version: it’s great, but it’s basically Modern Warfare Turbo.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Eregol

    I feel I’m missing out on this because of my inability to play FPS games.
    Shame really. But I think I’ll be alright. Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted 2 and Eyepet will stand me in good stead.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. DanteDestroyer

    The review on HardGame2 (9’5):
    http://www.hardgame2.com/ps3/articulo-4310.html&page=2

    All the people say the same, Modern Warfare 2 is the GOTY.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Dannybuoy

    From what I’ve played so far I’d say that the higher marks are a little bit generous. It feels a bit stale now and still feels very linear. I’m not as wowed as I thought I would be, I think the hype was far to big for this and I feel like I was a bit suckered in. The excitement I’ve had from this game so far has paled into insignificance of that from playing Uncharted 2. Sure different games, I’m pretty convinced I’ve been a victim of marketing hype and I’m left with a bitter taste in my mouth.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Sethos

    You misspelled XboxLife

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Grimrita

    Since the PC version is shit, it will be interesting to see if PC Gamer lick the arse of Activision with their review score. With so many key features missing, thanks to a lazy dev team – the game should score no more than 4 or 5 out of 10

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Eregol

    Fair to say that Bad Company 2 might get more of a look in?

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Grimrita

    I havent played the first Bad Company as it wasnt on PC. Im still playing BF2142 and waiting for 1943. But for sure! Dice has an excellent track record of supporting community features, while clearly Infinity Ward havent a single clue.

    I wish their Community Manager would spend more time interacting with the developers instead of posting pointless shit about how devs dont need publishers….

    #48 6 years ago
  49. ianos

    Nowgamer: http://xbox-360.nowgamer.com/reviews/xbox-360/8777/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2

    WAH WAH CONTROVERSIAL, etc.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Gekidami

    8.8? Oh dear.

    “Worse than:
    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin 9.1/10″

    o.O wtf?

    #50 6 years ago
  51. ianos

    The ‘worse than’ stuff is automatic, to be fair. Not a fan of it, myself, as it’s only a very straight comparison of genre and score.

    Anyway, forgot my own mag:

    http://www.play-mag.co.uk/ps3-new-releases/review-%E2%80%93-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2/

    LESS CONTROVERSIAL, etc.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Gekidami

    18/20 from jeuxvideo.com
    http://www.jeuxvideo.com/articles/0001/00011784-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2-test.htm

    8/10 from gamerkult.com
    http://www.gamekult.com/tout/jeux/fiches/J000092865_test.html

    5 stars out of 5 from jeuxvideo.fr
    http://www.jeuxvideo.fr/jeux/modern-warfare-2/article.html#ps3

    #52 6 years ago
  53. The Hindle

    Equal to UC 2 on metacritic so far

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Harry

    Boomtown 8/10
    http://xbox.boomtown.net/en_uk/articles/art.view.php?id=18836

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Patrick Garratt

    Few 8s creeping in there…

    #55 6 years ago
  56. reask

    It sounds more of an 8 overall to me.
    I mean IGN and Eurogamer gave it 9.5 and 9 but there review felt like less than the score they gave.

    I will pick it up any way as I have played all the COD games and enjoyed them.
    Might chance veteran on this one as it is so short.

    I am glad I did not get too hyped about it as it certainly would appear to have its shortcomings.

    #56 6 years ago
  57. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Dannybuoy, i felt the same way at first, but the game does pick up and steadily gets better all the way to the end. It’s like they put their average levels up front, and their kick ass shit towards the climatic middle to end.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Johnny Cullen

    Just added a shitload more of reviews, including Game Informer.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. DrDamn

    @Reask
    I thought the EG review read like a 9. Sequel reviews can tend to concentrate of the bad points and skim over very good points which are essentially the same as they were before – but no less fantastic. Really important factor is that they have addressed the problem of infinitely re-spawning enemies. So if they have done that but maintained the cinematic style then it’s a major step forward over CoD4 in terms of SP game for me.

    EG review was very well written and informed too – which makes a change from some of their recent horrors.

    #59 6 years ago
  60. Eregol

    I wonder how Edge will rate it?

    #60 6 years ago
  61. DrDamn

    @Eregol
    Like they usually rate games from the unique perspective of being up their own arse.

    #61 6 years ago
  62. sonny

    9 from Edge, uuuh yeah :)

    http://www.edge-online.com/features/review-modern-warfare-2?page=0%2C1

    #62 6 years ago
  63. Detale

    Wasn’t expecting that.

    #63 6 years ago
  64. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “@Eregol
    Like they usually rate games from the unique perspective of being up their own arse.”

    And as always, the people who assume this get proven wrong. Time and time again.

    When the reviews starting coming in for Uncharted 2, someone on here said that EDGE (simply because it was EDGE, apparently) would give it a bad review *because* it was such a great game… lo and behold… they gave it a 9!

    There’s nothing “up its own arse” about EDGE. It just happens to actually have some standards, unlike the vast majority of magazines and websites.

    It’s not a magazine’s job to stroke your ego and agree with you all the time, though most publications certainly seem more than willing to do so.

    #64 6 years ago
  65. Eregol

    @DrDamn:
    Meh, I like Edge. The forum is full of intelligent people, and the magazine provides me with some of the best reads I could get in printed form.
    Just a shame that sometimes their scoring mechanic can be a bit shit (See Halo ODST and GTA4).
    There’s a debate that scores themselves should be done away with altogether. But that’s another argument for another time.

    #65 6 years ago
  66. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “The forum is full of intelligent people.”

    You most not be going to the same EDGE forums I have gone to. The EDGE forums are largely full of incessantly cynical brits that bitch at people for even trying to talk seriously about video game or have an insightful debate.

    “Just a shame that sometimes their scoring mechanic can be a bit shit (See Halo ODST and GTA4).”

    So their scoring system is “a bit shit” if they don’t give a game a score *you* feel it deserved? Really?

    #66 6 years ago
  67. Eregol

    I see you didn’t pay attention to the fact that I put forward the idea of scores being done away with.

    #67 6 years ago
  68. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    Then how, pray tell, is there system “a bit shit”?

    #68 6 years ago
  69. theevilaires

    COD4 > MW2 nuff said

    #69 6 years ago
  70. Blerk

    The Edge review just went up – it’s a 9.

    #70 6 years ago
  71. JonFE

    Blerk, for once you’re a couple of days late.
    Check out comment #62 ;)

    #71 6 years ago
  72. Blerk

    Hah – I blame Edge for only just putting this on their RSS feed. :-D

    #72 6 years ago

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  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 Return to Spira trailer features giant whale, shiny visuals

    Ready to head back to Spira on PS4? You will be after watching this. Square’s released a new trailer for the HD remaster of Final Fantasy X/X-2, and it looks amazing. Dust off your blitzball and take a gander. It hits PS4 on May 15.

  • Xbox One May update now in beta, multitasking and voice messaging incoming

    The latest Xbox One update’s gone into beta testing. The beta for the Xbox One’s May system software update has arrived. As well as fixing a couple of issues, you can now multitask and leave voice messages while in a party. Find an existing preview member if you want to take a look. Swear them […]

  • How do GTA 5 PC’s normal settings stack up to ultra? Like this

    YouTuber wiliextreme has just uploaded a video comparing GTAV PC graphics settings, ranging from normal to very high. Take a look at the window reflections at the 2.30 mark to see just what a difference there is between the three settings showcased. GTA 5 released for PC last week. Be sure to check Matt’s impressions, […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront is 60 FPS, splitscreen not available for all modes

    Star Wars Battlefront has some good news and some bad news for you. Lots of Star Wars Battlefront information has been trickling out over the weekend, thanks both to press previews and DICE staff cheerfully tweeting answers to fan questions. As part of this bounty, we received some welcome news; Battlefront design director Niklas Fegraeus […]

  • This is what time The Witcher 3 will go live globally

    The Witcher 3 will be available simultaneously around the world. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-loads are now available, so naturally you want to know what time you can actually start playing. The good news is all platforms and all regions will unlock at exactly the same time, so as long as you’ve downloaded and […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront playable solo with bots

    Star Wars Battlefront players who can’t or won’t play with others can always team up with and against AI. Star Wars Battlefront will support AI bots for those who want to play alone, DICE has confirmed. According to design director Niklas Fegraeus, bots will be available both on and offline. We have a feature called […]

  • Free Helldivers update coming soon

    Helldivers developer Arrowhead Games has begun teasing a free update. The Helldivers teaser below is called “Turning up the Heat”, which seems to be the name of the update. It doesn’t tell us very much otherwise, but I’m sure fans can figure out some of the details from watching the gameplay. The update is “coming […]

  • Borderlands creator farewells Gearbox

    Borderlands creator Matt Armstrong has announced his departure from developer Gearbox Software. Borderlands was Armstrong’s baby; he created the franchise and wrote the first game. the franchise has gone on to great success, but nevertheless Armstrong is moving on. He announced his departure from Gearbox on Twitter, sounding quite cheerful about it. Things changed. No longer […]

  • Sony Pictures has been working to secure the Smash Bros. rights – report

    Super Smash Bros. might be a Nintendo flagship, but it’s Sony’s movie business that wants to bring it to the big screen. A Super Smash Bros. movie is referenced several times in documents published by Wikileaks following the huge Sony Pictures leak. ArsTechnica dug out these interesting snippets, discovering that Sony made a “full court […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

    Life is Strange Episode 3 will arrive as expected next month. Life is Strange developer Dontnod confirmed on Twitter that the third episode is on track for a May release. It's great to hear so many of you are excited for Episode 3 which will be released in May! (official date TBA) pic.twitter.com/jIp7upU2u9 — Life […]

  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

    Modders are busy working on a Nintendo 3DS homebrew app which turns the system into a remote desktop. A post on the gbatemp forum (thanks, Eurogamer) shows the app in action running World of Warcraft on a 3DS – although not perfectly. At present, the app has a rather low frame-rate, but development is still […]

  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

    Hyperdimension Neptunia fans will be pleased to know three games in the franchise have release dates for Steam and Vita. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, which was announced for western audiences last year, will arrive on PS Vita will be released digitally and and at retail in North America on May 19 and in Europe […]

  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

    Remember when a Dragon Age: Inquisition survey popped up and outed possible content for the title? It’s happened again and this time it’s for the next Mass Effect game. Note: take the information contained herein with a grain of salt. Surveys, if this one is legit, are usually sent out to test ideas and aren’t […]

  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

    More GTA 5 information has been posted by modders poking around in the files of the PC version. This time, instead of zombies and horses, textures for the Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT vehicles have been found. New leaked vehicles Barbarian, Detonator and Tampa are also mentioned in the thread. A screencap of the files […]

  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

    DICE boss Patrick Bach has promised Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” as the game carries the Battlefront title for a reason. Speaking with Eurogamer during Day 2 of the Star Wars Celebration yesterday, Bach said the team stayed true to the “core ethos” of the Battlefront series by adhering to what […]

  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

    Sony is hosting another Flash Sale on the North American store with plenty of action games, and some films, to help get your weekend started. The list is super long, so here’s a few highlights: Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Bayonetta Beyond Good & Evil HD Castlevania: Harmony of Despair […]

  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

    It appears Postal 2 has a new add-on available. No, it’s not for the 2003 version, but the Complete Edition which was greenlit on Steam 10 years later. Called Paradise Lost, the add-on stars the Dude and contains a new single-player story campaign and new areas featuring free-roam gameplay. The original voice actor for the […]

  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    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. […]