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VGAs: Uncharted 2, AssCreed 2, Batman, MW2, and L4D2 are GOTY noms

Wednesday, 18 November 2009 16:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Looks like the list of nominees for the VGAs are up, and Game of the Year contenders include Uncharted 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Modern Warfare 2, and Left 4 Dead 2.

Studio of the year noms include Infinity Ward, Naughty Dog, Rocksteady, and Valve.

The full thing is through here, so go vote people.

Spike’s 2009 Video Game Awards show goes live December 12 at 6:00pm EST.

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57 Comments

  1. Redh3lix

    Uncharted 2 or Batman: Arkham Asylum for GOTY tbfh. Astounding games.

    MW2′s a superb game but hardly ground breaking when compared to it’s predecessor, COD 4. Same engine, just new guns, maps and an upgrade in the graphical effects. Will no doubt win though :/

    Haven’t played Left for Dead 2 but understand its’ v.good.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    It’ll either be Uncharted or MW2. Got to be, innit.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    I haven’t played Assassins Creed 2 yet, so I haven’t voted.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Detale

    Uncharted 2 for me, really enjoyed Batman and still enjoying MW2 but Mr Drake gets my vote…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Easily will be MW2 Pat… Ee-See-Lee.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. reask

    This is a bit of a fanboy fest really.
    I mean they wont be voting on the game, more like the platform its on.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    reask, if thats how you judge what your favourite game is, then thats what matters to the voter.

    It’s not like decisions made on the VGAs have ever been universally agreed with.

    EDIT: How many of you are voting without playign all the games. I wasn’t gonna play MW2, but… Should I vote now, without Assassins Creed 2?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. reask

    No but I am just saying like what 360 only owner is going to vote UC2.

    None I would say is the answer.
    So the awards are pretty meaningless imo.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Detale

    Haven’t played AC2 and can’t play L4D2 (only have a PS3), so can only vote for one of the other three and Uncharted 2 was my favourite.

    Can’t vote for ‘Best DLC’ either as I haven’y got Fallout 3 and the other two are 360 exclusives…

    As for the performance categories, no Nolan North? No vote.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    After finishing MW2 the first thing that entered my mind was….UC2 GOTY…NO FUCKING CONTEST! :D

    #10 5 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    Nolan North is nominated under ‘Best Voice’.

    Best 360 game is easily Forza 3!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Monk

    uncharted 2 I think.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    I just got AC2 yesterday and its just like MW2 in the respect that its just the same game really with minor improvements. Its fun and great but nothing that has made me go WOW! so far. Batman AA was a fresh breath of air from all these damn shooters and I hope they walk away with some kind of an award.

    But the best gaming experience I truly had this year was with Uncharted 2. This game is what next gen is about story,graphics,and gameplay wise. Its a fucking quadruple A title. If you haven’t played it yet then your opinion doesn’t matter and I’m directing that to G1GAHURTZ personally.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Nolan North is the voice actor to almost every lead star in a game now. WTF, he’s even the voice of Desmond Miles, the main character in AC2.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. The Hindle

    Uncharted 2 ftw way better then MW 2

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Detale

    Yeah, I voted for him under Best Voice but that kind of sells him short, what with the whole mo-cap thing he did for the Uncharted games. Their nominations for the male/female performances seem to be aimed at established actors/actresses who have deemed our little games worthy of their attention…

    And if I had to vote for a multi-platform title, it would be Arkham Asylum. Bloody great game.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    I can’t choose a most anticipated game :s

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    I chose Gow 3 for most anticipated and Naughty Dog for best studio and Uncharted 2 for every category it was in lol

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Panipal2005

    Runaway winner = Modern Borefare 2. Deserved? Hardly.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Detale

    GOW3 as most anticipated for me, played the demo for a bit and can’t wait for the real deal.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Hindle

    If i was top speculate about the announcements. Id say Kane and Lynch 2 worlds first showing something like that. Resistance 3 and David jaffes new game.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    MW2 deserves nothing. Activision has already gotten their awards from all the sheep who follows trends too much….and to think I almost bought that stupid Prestige Edition.

    ..and the award for most hyped game of 2009 goes to MW2…followed by KZ2.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. satsugai

    Just finished the first Uncharted so if Uncharted 2 is like that or better I’m voting Uncharted 2.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. No_PUDding

    Heh. Just you wait ['Enry 'Iggins], just you wait.

    Oh dear.

    There is the propsect for tons of announcements this year. We know tons about 2010 games, but not tons of late 2010 Natal/Wand games. Not to get excited about that, but still.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Jadeskye

    pretty obvious who will win this one.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. MushroomStamp

    This is a tough one… Personally I LOVE MW2, it’s addicting as hell (the multi player). I think a lot of you people just hate on the game the same way people hate on Microsoft. Because it’s so big and is the biggest money grabber.

    I also loved Uncharted 2! but I won’t get the replay value out of that game because to me that game is all about the single player. Also, I am actually on a toss up between U2 and Infamous. I loved them both, however, but are only Single player value for me with little replay.

    Ass Creed, I don’t even think should be nominated. It will get strong votes because it’s newer and people always forget the ones earlier in the year.

    Batman, GREAT game, but no replay value got 90% of everything on first pass thru.

    GOTY – Multi Player – MW2 Hands down : Single Player – U2 edges Infamous (barely)

    *side note* Borderlands does NOT belong in RPG category.. WTF

    #26 5 years ago
  27. freedoms_stain

    I settled on SC2 for most anticipated, because I have been anticipating it for the longest amount of time – since the mid-late 90′s.

    I didn’t give MW2 a vote for anything, not my thing, no interest.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. theevilaires

    Umm Mushroom you are misleading people because UC2 has multi play as well. Its not basically all SP. The MP is just as good as MW2 dispite them both being different genres and I happen to like UC2 MP better because skill is actually rewarded unlike MW2 cowardice camper rewarding.

    Plus I don’t think your opinion matters at default because you don’t buy your games you pirate them. Keep stealing…you have a lot of class playa.

    “I think a lot of you people just hate on the game -(MW2)- the same way people hate on Microsoft. Because it’s so big and is the biggest money grabber.”

    LOL you talk as if MW2 is M$ exclusive Xboy.
    It’s easy to talk shit when it don’t cost you nothing eh.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. MushroomStamp

    Not misleading.. I said for ME it only has single player value.. I don’t care for the MP in it really.

    I also purchased MW2 for the PC, just fyi.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. No_PUDding

    No such word as addicting MushroomStamp.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    Yea I got that point but it still sounded misleading a little. Anyway I’m sorry you don’t like it…BTW how do you feel about Gears online? Because the two seem quite similar but have different aspects in some cases.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. freedoms_stain

    addicting is a word Pud, although I tend to find “addictive” more correct myself.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    I also purchased MW2 for the PC, just fyi.

    A well known pirate who uses his PC (or someone else’s) to pirate things bought a legit copy of MW2…..for PC…..(crickets chirping)……is that your final answer :)

    #33 5 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    Tea I think you over read into Mushies post. I agree with a coupl eof points from you both. But I think your just being a tad instigative.

    Basicly all he was saying was based on the SP and the MP, for him MW2 wins out. He also said he liked U2. For the most part i agree with what he said. ‘Cept I don’t like MW2. I am more of a BattleField type of guy. But his points are well taken. I am not too sure how you could get him being a xbox fanboy over that post. I don’t know about him stealing games/downloading or hacking them. But I get upset when game companies steal my money with over priced games that end up failing short of the hype. But then again I tend to be jaded and cynicale.

    I went and voted. Was neat.

    If I had my choice I would have voted for Fat Princess as Game Of The Year. Its maybe the only game this year that I didn’t see coming and far exceded my expectations. And for only 15usd? Toss in 31 offline bots? Yea my GOTY right there. But what do I know, right?

    Peace.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. MushroomStamp

    I buy Legit games, as I have stated many time before. The game just has to be really good to earn my money.

    You can see for yourself on Steam look me up, MushroomStampN

    #35 5 years ago
  36. OlderGamer

    Me too Mushie and the older I get, the less I like.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. theevilaires

    I acknowledge that O.G. I’m just busting his balls.

    I voted btw too and the only tough choice for me there was best voice actor between Harley,Joker,Chloe,and Drake….I chose Chloe :D

    #37 5 years ago
  38. MushroomStamp

    I don’t mind ball busting.. I got balls of steel :) but you gotta be prepared to be kicked back in your peanuts.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Dralen

    Uncharted 2 got my vote, because it is the best game i’ve played this year. MW2 is great, but it won’t get my vote for game of the year, because they dumbed down the PC version and the singleplayer was way to short for my liking.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Uncontested

    Uncharted 2 SHOULD win.. but the ultra fanboism of MW2 will prevail and take the award.

    Hell Assassins Creed so far for me is definatly a strong 2nd place. Hell of a game so far compared to the first one for sure.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. theevilaires

    Wait a sec are you telling me they actually choose these things by user votes. I thought that was for fun or something. They Can’t be serious. You mean to tell me UC2 may lose because of some fucking 14 year old xbot brats.

    WTF is Spike thinking.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. OlderGamer

    Sad but true Tea. Seems that the system with the largest user base(that goes to vote) gets the nod. I fully expect MW2 to win tho. Too many people from both of the big systems play that one.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. theevilaires

    Then this award ceremony means shit. What a fucking waste man. It’s like letting bank robbers get away because they came out of the bank tossing money in the air while fleeing.

    This whole game industry is corrupt man. Can’t I just enjoy one thing in life without it being corrupt by jealous inferior ass holes. Is that too much to ask for?

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    A few problems with the voting on Spikes site.

    1. Best PC game category DOES NOT INCLUDE Batman:AA as a voting option when it clearly qualifies for the running.

    2. Best handheld game category DOES NOT INCLUDE Little Big Planet as an option when it clearly qualifies for the running.

    3. Best multiplayer game category DOES NOT INCLUDE Uncharted 2 as a voting option when it clearly qualifies for the running.

    4. Best performance human male category DOES NOT INCLUDE Uncharted 2′s Nolan North (did live motion capture and voice acting) or Batman:AA’s Batman (not sure if these would actually qualify though).

    These are my only complaints.

    I also say Batman:AA or U2 will take GOTY (righfully so).

    #44 5 years ago
  45. theevilaires

    Whichever out of those two I don’t care who wins. As long as it’s not MW2. This award ceremony doesn’t matter anymore.
    I can’t wait until we get a sequel to Batman AA though because it gave the Batman name justice in the world of video games finally.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Cort

    As much as I love North’s work on the Uncharted games, Hammill’s Joker was some damned fine voice acting too. It’s got to be one of those two.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. MushroomStamp

    Tea,Why do you have so much hatred for this game? Your just anti-hype kinda guy.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. reask

    I made that point TEA 6 posts in.
    It is stupid really I mean what chance has UC when the 360 install base is much higher.

    Every Xbot and PS3 fanboy on the net will be insuring there consoles game gets the vote.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Mike

    Dragon Age is better than all of them.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Cort

    @Mike, didn’t you just say in another post that you sold your PS3 a while ago? So how do you know Dragon Age is better than, say, Uncharted 2?

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Johnny Cullen

    Because obviously Dragon Age is better then Uncharted 2, innit.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    Uncharted 2, please.

    Batman is fun while it lasts, but the game is as restrictive as all hell, its story is largely non-existent and utterly terrible, and the combat system, while it looks cool, is terribly one dimensional, dull, and repetitive.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. MushroomStamp

    I’ve played both.. I much prefer U2 over DA.. DA is great for story and all.. but U2 is just soooo much more fun.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. zoopdeloop

    Let me tell you this…if Batman didn’t have all the ridles to solve and discover,using gadgets to have access to some of their locations it would be a very boring game

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Gekidami

    Short to. I beat it in about an hour, start to finish ignoring all of the riddles and FMV’s. Though i also knew what i needed to do which probably gave me an edge.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Hero of Canton

    If it’s not the most deserving winner (Arkham Asylum) then I’d like it to be Uncharted 2. MW2 is the weakest of the five.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Gekidami

    I got AC2 this morning, having played it yet though. I have to say i’m surprised its managed to get nominated based off its reviews. And L4D2 is abit of surprise to.

    But yeah, out of the all of them UC2 is more deserving. No doubt MW2 will win though.

    #57 5 years ago

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    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]