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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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    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]