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Keighley – Halo Reach is “huge leap forward,” will be 2010′s “biggest game by far”

Monday, 7 December 2009 08:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Halo Reach’s premiere at the VGAs next week will be a true, in-game showing of the title and looks set to debut 2010′s biggest game “by far,” if Spike’s Geoff Keighley’s comments on the latest Major Nelson podcast are to be believed.

“At the VGAs we’re actually going to be able to go down on the planet Reach and see this game for the first time,” said the presenter.

“It’s all going to be in-game stuff. This is not CG, this is not live action, like all the kids on Twitter are speculating. You’re going to get a first glimpse of the world of Reach, which is phenomenal.

He added: “I think it’s going to be the biggest game of next year by far. Folks loved ODST and thought it was great, but when people see the huge leap forward Bungie’s taking with Reach… Everyone I’ve talked to that’s been on the team and seen it is incredibly excited about that game.”

Hot shit. These quotes are pretty much the first thing Keighley says in his segment. Listen to the file at about 1.18.

The VGAs take place on December 12.

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45 Comments

  1. Johnny Cullen

    I’m looking forward to Reach, but I get the feeling what Keighley is saying is just pure hype.

    Palin and simple.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mescalineeyes

    Well still, I hardly doubt Reach will be anything less than stellar.
    Like, 10/10 in EDGE awesome.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Anders

    I honestly didn’t think that ODST was all that. But yeah, the VGA:s will be exciting none the less.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Herlock

    The hype of this game has started…
    Halo with Cryengine and ?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Mike

    I’m thinking open world.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    I am with you Johnny.

    THis comes to mind:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5341349569778507251#

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    *cough*openworldmassmultiplay*cough*

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Mike

    Aye. Makes sense.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Robo_1

    Is this Bungies Halo swan song?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mescalineeyes

    Yeah, after that the Payton/Yu team at MGS is taking over I reckon.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    Yea sounds pure hype to me, people said the same about Halo 3 and that was far from an amazing step forward.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. onyxbox

    it’s going to take a lot more than words to get me hard about Halo these days.

    It’s been gradually going downhill ever since Halo 1 IMO. Loved the first, got sucked into the Hype of the 2nd, 3rd was fun in Co-Op for a bit, skipped Wars and waiting for ODST Lovefilm rental to drop (not that excited about it).

    Reach better be something special because for me they’ve been killing the franchise for years now.

    (BTW: Multiplayer got old after Halo 2)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Quiiick

    Wow, the “Halo 4″ hype-machine sure is starting early.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. No_PUDding

    Open-world mass multiplay sounds…. A bit of a departure.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. jeremycafe

    It’s not going to be an open-world game. They game’s development cycle is way to short for something like that. We all know bungie doesnt have the ability to actually move away from their original direction. They just remake the same game over and over again.

    Everyone thought ODST was great? Fuck that. Biggest ripoff in gaming I can remember. Not only was the game less than 4 hours to beat on legendary; but they offered no way to connect with non-friends to play the multiplayer mode. And then they come up with some bullshit excuse that its impossible to make an auto-lobby system because it uses the single player engine? What a joke.

    Can’t say I am a big fan of bungie/halo these days.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Digital Forge

    I thought ODST was ‘ok’, but obviously has some areas that could have greatly benefited from additional development time.

    In terms of single player I actually preferred it greatly over Halo 3, the story telling was quite good and I was generally left with the “I wonder what happened to him” thought every now and then. Length obviously an issue and should have been longer, but then, short development time probably stamped that out right from the get go.

    Multiplayer is where it lacks in my opinion, which is daft coming from a Halo game. Firefight is great fun, but with no online matchmaking system it’s just redundant, for me at least.

    Irony being, that if they had charged expansion pack prices of around £25 RRP the amount of negativity surrounding it may well have been a lot less.

    As for Reach? Not that excited about it myself, wouldn’t mind a PC version but can’t see that happening at all.

    Biggest game of 2010? A contender on brand name alone yes, but with a lot of quality titles out next year it’ll have a hell of a battle on its hands.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. zoopdeloop

    how long they will be milking out Halo just to rip off people’s money?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    “how long they will be milking out Halo just to rip off people’s money?”

    The exact same length of time that Acti will milk CoD and EA will milk FIFA. Answer: As long as they can. Don’t like it, don’t buy it. Its the only way it stops.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Hunam

    How is it a rip off? You pay your money, you get a game which you play. People like Halo, so why would Microsoft stop giving them the games they want?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. zoopdeloop

    yeah but microsoft shows clearly how desperate they are to release as many 1st party titles as they can …and since they don’t have many.Halo is the way to go.It’s time to let go…and bring on new projects.
    They’re milking it out big time.FAIL

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Hunam

    That’s hardly true, in the last 2 years they have either released or shut down all but two of their first party developers. Halo is their Mario. You wouldn’t ask nintendo to stop making mario games because people still want them. It’s just the way it is.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. mescalineeyes

    1) Microsoft seems to be the least desperate, hell, one would argue they released essentially 1 first party title this year
    2) We’ve had 3 Halo titles so far this console generation, compared to 5 Call of Duties. Hardly milking.

    As far as I am concerned, Halo is epic win.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. zoopdeloop

    wasn’t Halo supposed to be a Trilogy?Microsoft is to chiken shit to let it go and try with a leap of faith new projects to attract people and win a new fanbase…that’s what it seems

    #23 5 years ago
  24. zoopdeloop

    it is milking.They did said back then that Halo would stop on 3.Trilogy…and now they are milking it

    #24 5 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    It amazes me sometimes that while people gte pissed at Microsoft for “hyping” Halo, they eat up CoD, Ass2, and countless other Franchise sequal based games. Halo is Micrsofts baby. Its is probably the one single game that earned them a spot at the table. To think they will stop is like expecting EA to drop sports games. Sony ain’t gonna drop GT or any of their big name games either. Just silly.
    I can understand gamers getting tired of Halo, esp older gamers like myself. Halo seems like its arcade run and gun gamestyle is a better fit with the younger crowd anyways(no offense intended). I notice most seasoned vets seem to like the more thinky elements and deeper gameplay offered in fps like CoD, Mag, and esp Battlefield. But those games dive deeper into teamwork and strategy. Halo is about the one lone hero. the single guy that rips up the game and makes an impact. Kids love that feeling. Try that in a Bad Company and get you will get smacked down hard. So let the Halo fans enjoy their game. It sells millions, proving that it has millions of fans. Live and let live.
    I do, however, smell hype.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. pleasant_cabbage

    ODST was as tired as Halo gets. Flat, repetitive, with a pretty high ‘we’ve seen it all before’ vibe. Imo. Unless this is really different I don’t think I’ll bother with it.

    Maybe the ‘huge leap forward’ thing was about using Natal in it? ;)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. zoopdeloop

    No but if a company announces that their project is supposed to end in a Trilogy and then takes it back…seems to me they want to rip off money.
    If Assassins Creed is said to be finished in 3 and then they are trying with other expansions or even 4th 5th game… i would totally lose respect.
    Like Sony…They said that GoW3 will be the last of the series(the story ends there)they do know that the franchise brought them a lot of funs and $$$ but they are ending it with GoW3 and they are not milking it anymore and eventualy they will try working on something else…that’s the way to go

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Hunam

    They did confuse the Trilogy part, that I can agree with, but it was never going to end. It would be like asking Sony to stop making Uncharted games or Wipeout games or Killzone games. I know a lot of people who really love Halo, I’m not one of them, I just like the games, but some people I know have the comics and the books and play the game every week. If anything, Microsoft probably is not doing enough the appease the hardcore halo fans.

    Right now Microsoft are in a transition, they are moving from developer to publisher. You’ll start seeing more exclusives by third parties in 2010 published by microsoft no doubt, and then you’ve got all the NATAL stuff. If that doesn’t float your boat, how about the wholly original Alan Wake?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. reask

    Well I will be getting it og and I aint 15.
    I mean whats peoples problem here.

    We get a new tiger woods every year ffs.
    COD
    MOH
    UC
    etc etc.

    If it is selling it would be a bit daft not to make another one imo.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    More air Nike Jordan jumping Space marines on the way :P

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Hunam

    I still really need to get Uncharted 2, but my bank balance is woeful.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. zoopdeloop

    @28

    Don’t have really high hopes for Natal really ;)
    and as i said before Sony is ending GoW which is one of her most popular franchises…like Halo is for Microsoft.Evolution is to move forward to something new.Not to remain stationary.
    Microsoft is trying to become a publisher…but most developers nowdays don’t want exclusive contracts…they prefer going multiplatform
    And after Ps3 got it’s momentum…don’t think that they will dish out ps3 just for an exclusivity with Microsoft with less sales

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Johnny Cullen

    Sorry, but anyone saying ODST is a rip-off while they bought it themselves, you might as well say you ripped yourself off.

    ODST is a decent filler game in the Halo series. Nothing on the three trillogy games before hand, but none the less stil good enough.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Doc Robotnik

    No zoop, Sony will not be ending God of War after ’3′, not a chance. It’s likely to be the biggest selling game in the PS3′s history – and my god does the PS3 need some decent sales. Uncharted 2, for example, is a phenominal game, and yet it barely broke 1 million. It dropped off of the PS3 top 5 after only a week on sale, let alone all-formats.

    Also, I have much higher hopes for Natal than I do Sony’s bizarre looking Wii-mote-alike. Although in all honesty I’m not overly fussed about any of them, unless I can use Natal like a Minority Report style UI :)

    #34 5 years ago
  35. mescalineeyes

    “It would be like asking Sony to stop making Wipeout games”

    Dude, if you ever talk to Sony, and you even dare to bring up the words “Stop”, “making” and “Wipeout” in the same sentence, I will stab you in the heart so help me god.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Phoenixblight

    @Robotank

    The developers for God of War have stated this is the finale. They have stated multiple times this is it for God of War. They are looking for other franchises to sell.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Doc Robotnik

    ODST retailed at 29.99 almost everywhere in the UK at launch – cheaper at most online retailers.

    For a game that was released at a cheaper price than most Wii titles, I think ODST was good value for money. A solid, if unremarkable, campaign, Firefight and the entire Halo 3 multiplayer experience. What on earth were people expecting from a glorified expansion?

    Anyone saying it can be done in 4 hours in legendary is a tool. And no, speedruns don’t count because it means you’ve likely already played the game multiple times.

    Anyone saying Microsoft are milking it are also tools. Yes, tools. It’s a funny and insulting word, tools. Highly appropriate.

    Six Halo games since 2001 (including Reach), so that’ll be 6 games in 10 years. Compared to…

    FIFA – 16 games in 10 years (That’s JUST Xbox and 360)
    GTA – 10 games in 10 years
    COD – 12 games in 6 years!

    …milking what now?

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Doc Robotnik

    “Phoenixblight”

    What, you mean in the same way that Bungie are going to stop making Halo games and Microsoft are conveniently passing the license to another internal developer?

    You do realise Sony own the GoW IP, right? It might well be the last GoW in the ‘series’, but don’t count your chickens – if it sells well, Kratos will be back.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. JonFE

    I seriously doubt that God of War / Kratos will stop at GoW3. If this were true, why did they port the previous installments over to the PS3, if not to build a legacy of some sort?

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Blerk

    I’m thinking this is going to end up looking ‘kind of like Halo’.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. The Hindle

    The difference between Sony and Microsoft is Sony have actually made a lot of new Ips this generation whilst all Microsoft have done is Halo well gears as well.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. The Hindle

    Doc robotnic

    Unlike Microsoft Sony aint even released thier biggest games yet. Watch as Gt sells a lot of copies mate

    #42 5 years ago
  43. jeremycafe

    How can you say ODST is not a ripoff? Bungie commented the plan for the price of the game would be 29.99 USD. What did it sell at? 59.99 USD. And guess what, no game features were added from when they announced the original price other than adding the original halo 3 maps (which almost all of us have already paid for). So yes, it was a rip off. The price was increased for a project that had less than a year of development time. No way in hell did it deserve the price tag of a full game.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. zoopdeloop

    Sony has stated multiple times that GoW III is the last of the series.Krato’s story ends…If you have played GoW 1 and GoW 2 you’ll know that in 3 it’s the last battle for Kratos… they have said that they will probably go with another mythology for their next game.
    Microsoft is milking Halo since the game was stated back then hundrends of times that it’s a Trilogy…accept that.
    FIFA is a football game for crying out loud…how can you bring that up.It has nothing to do with games that somewhat supposed to be story driven and someday they’ll have to end.
    The difference here from other developers is that Microsoft doensn’t have a lot of Ip’s and they are trying to milk it out thus releasing every year a new installment in the series the one and only that made them famous since xbox…I don’t take them seriously and i don’t have respect for them.That would change if they will try to bring some new projects like Alan Wake…but it’s still not enough.
    As for Natal…really don’t have high hopes about it.We haven’t seen anything that really accurately demonstrates it’s capabilities yet about it. I see a lot of issues and bugs in the horizon.
    Ps3 wand isn’t better…but at least it’s a tested formula(Wii Remote)

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Doc Robotnik

    “Microsoft is milking Halo since the game was stated back then hundrends of times that it’s a Trilogy…accept that.”

    No, Bungie have always stated the Master Chief’s story arc (on Halo) is a trilogy. Not the Halo universe.

    “Ps3 wand isn’t better…but at least it’s a tested formula(Wii Remote)”

    So, on the one hand you’re complaining about things being milked, but on the other you’d rather see a ‘tried and tested’ copycat controller than something original?

    Can you spell hypocrite?

    #45 5 years ago

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]