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

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


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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  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 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

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

    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

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

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Detale

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

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

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

    #5 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  10. theevilaires

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

    #10 6 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    Nolan North is nominated under ‘Best Voice’.

    Best 360 game is easily Forza 3!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Monk

    uncharted 2 I think.

    #12 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  15. The Hindle

    Uncharted 2 ftw way better then MW 2

    #15 6 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 6 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    I can’t choose a most anticipated game :s

    #17 6 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 6 years ago
  19. Panipal2005

    Runaway winner = Modern Borefare 2. Deserved? Hardly.

    #19 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  23. satsugai

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

    #23 6 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 6 years ago
  25. Jadeskye

    pretty obvious who will win this one.

    #25 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  30. No_PUDding

    No such word as addicting MushroomStamp.

    #30 6 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 6 years ago
  32. freedoms_stain

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

    #32 6 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 6 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?


    #34 6 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 6 years ago
  36. OlderGamer

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

    #36 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
  47. MushroomStamp

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

    #47 6 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 6 years ago
  49. Mike

    Dragon Age is better than all of them.

    #49 6 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 6 years ago
  51. Johnny Cullen

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

    #51 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago

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  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]