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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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    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]