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MAG hitting January 29

Friday, 18 December 2009 19:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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MCV’s reporting that MAG will release in Europe on January 29.

The info’s come from SCEE, apparently.

In addition, Heavy Rain’s planned for an unspecified February date, to be followed by GoW III in mid-March.

More through there.

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61 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    I hope its a good read… OHHHH *DRUMS* ba-dum-ch

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    MAG is decent, but Heavy Rain and GOWIII are the big ones, innit.

    I haven’t played Heavy Rain yet, but I hope to see it in the new year before release. As for God of War III, I have gone hands-on with the demo obviously, and it’s shit-awesome.

    Go buy.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Sony’s got the years first trimester covered then.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    Hear that?

    That’s the non-existent hype for MAG. The game is gonna tank.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    It’s on the same day as Mass Effect 2.

    SO NO BUY FOR ME!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    February – Killzone 2
    May – inFamous
    Autumn – Uncharted 2, Ratchet & Clank

    It seems Sony might going down a similar path as this year.

    January – MAG
    February – Heavy Rain
    March – God of War III
    Summer – Gran Turismo 5
    Autumn – ESP’s game (Twisted Metal, innit), The Last Guardian, Insomniac’s game (Resistance 3)

    Might have forgotten a couple from this year. Fill in te blanks if someone remembers. Anyways, whatever Sony’s doing in planning stuff for the new year, I like it. Same with this year.

    Nicely spaced out.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Its hardly a ‘must have’ but it’ll no doubt have its followers.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. onlineatron

    @Gekidami

    I think both Sony and MS have a strong first half of the year.

    Sony
    - MAG
    - Heavy Rain
    - God of War III
    - GT5 (Perhaps

    Microsoft (well… 360)

    - Mass Effect 2
    - Splinter Cell: Conviction
    - Alan Wake
    - Reach (is that first half??)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Razor

    Need Agent info :|

    I guess that will be shown at E3, so it’s probably months away.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    onlineatron – Reach is Autumn 2010.

    Multiplayer beta is in the Spring though.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Hunam

    I can see MAG either doing really well or tanking.

    I’m siding with the latter. Specially considering Battlefield is out soon too.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    I’m betting Agent will be a Q1 2011 affair. No doubt it’ll get announced for the end of 2010 then get pushed back.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Johnny Cullen

    I’ll be amazed if Agent makes into 2010, let alone a particular point in 2010.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. onlineatron

    @Geki

    Agreed, no way it will make 2010.

    Same with The Last Guardian.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    Not so sure about the Last Guardian, maybe Q4 2010 because we’ve atleast seen proof that something of the games exists. Its also been in the making for a long time apparently.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Johnny Cullen

    Last Guardian will make 2010.

    I’m calling it.

    If not… I will eat a hat… and stick it on the site. Quote me on that.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. onlineatron

    Hmmmm… maybe.

    But I think Team Ico’s hand was forced after the trailer leaked and they had to show it off at E3… i’m not so sure it would have been there in that state (given Ueda’s known perfectionism).

    A late 2010 release would be amazing though… I just hope it’s been given enough time to be up there with SOTC and ICO!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. onlineatron

    ‘Last Guardian will make 2010.

    I’m calling it.

    If not… I will eat a hat… and stick it on the site. Quote me on that.’

    DONE AND DONE!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

    Ueda said at TGS they were already working on a trailer for E3 before it leaked.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Hunam

    Reach is probably going to be October/November. Aka, Halo season.

    Remember, 2010 is the year of waggle, aka, NATAL/Wand fun.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    “Last Guardian will make 2010.

    I’m calling it. If not… I will eat a hat… and stick it on the site. Quote me on that.”

    Bookmarked, quoted, screenshotted and added to calendar. :D

    #21 5 years ago
  22. onlineatron

    @Johnny

    I bow to your superior knowledge!

    However, i’m going to go against the grain and say the Insominiac game next year will be their new IP. I think we’ll see Resistance 3 a bit later so it can be something truly special (instead a so, so shooter).

    @Hunam

    Oh don’t remind me…
    All that motion crap will be the bane of my life next year! =(

    #22 5 years ago
  23. mojo

    i see killzone 3 gemed, 2nd half 2010

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Johnny Cullen

    Killzone 3 will be 2011.

    Too soon at least for a sequel. They have everything from KZ2 set up now like the graphics engine and multiplayer stuff. Still too soon.

    I’d give it at least two years before anything happens.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Personally, I thought MAG beta blew. I’m expecting the game to be a big disapointment, just like Resistance 2 was.

    (exits quickly to avoid being hit by sharp objects)

    #25 5 years ago
  26. mojo

    killzone3 2011 will be more propable, no dount, but i want it!!! Hard and fast!!
    cant get over that cliffhanger for another year :D

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    Wouldnt surprise me if Sony tried their best to get KZ3 out in 2010. But like the Agent it’ll probably get shown at E3, announced for Q4 2010 then pushed to Q1 2011.

    Not sure about Resistance 3 though. IG seem to be able to push out games pretty fast but they do have their new studio making something. I’ll go out on a limb and say that the new game is for 2010 with R3 coming 2011.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. OlderGamer

    I will buy MAG. Not a bad experience at all and offers something a little different then everything else.
    Could careless about HR or GoW. The GoW formula is being way over done. And HR isn’t my cup of mnt dew.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Gekidami

    MAG would be a dead cert for me if vehicular combat played a bigger role in it.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. DJ Deathstar

    Gears 3 November 2010??? Been 2 years between each game? Also Fable 3 for around then too

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    Fable 3 for Q3-Q4 2010 for sure. Not to sure about a Gears 3 though. I’m betting they’ll be another 360 exclusive Epic game announced and they’ll let Gears rest abit.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    I am pretty sure the creator of Gears stated there will be no more until the next console.

    I was right.

    Source:

    http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1028443p1.html

    #32 5 years ago
  33. mojo

    im so looking forward to heavy rain.
    if its anywhere near blade runner experience (and i think it will, and more) it will blow me away.

    gekidami:
    imo fable 3 will be astarting title for natal.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. mescalineeyes

    MAG ha(s)d promise, but feels awkward to play. Also, Bad Company 2 is too good a game to make MAG feel relevant.

    Heavy Rain is bogged down by the laughable voice acting and the fact that it’s a QTE fest, no matter what Cage says. Everything exciting that happens is a QTE.

    I want The Last Guardian so badly next year though, it’s not even funny. That and Resistance 3.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. NiceFellow

    I doubt MAG will tank due to the extended Beta – it’s pretty clear that it’s already got enough people who’ve bought into the concept via the Beta and have it on pre-order.

    I doubt it’ll sell like hotcakes either, mind you.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. DJ Deathstar

    @Phoenixblight

    last bit of that link says
    UPDATE: Epic’s Michael Capps has since clarified his comments, and was less certain whether the next Gears of War would be for the current generation or not. “If we ship a game in the next few years, it’ll be Unreal Engine 3,” he said, “If we ship a game on next [generation] consoles, it will likely be Unreal Engine 4.”

    Mark Rein, vice president of Epic, offered further clarification in an e-mail to IGN that stated, “That’s a gross misinterpretation of what he [Michael Capps] actually said.”

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Phoenixblight

    Whoops just remember reading headline says Epic says next gear will be on next gen console. It won’t be this year me thinks there hasn’t been a single whisper about it. Maybe E3 will anounce the next one.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. onlineatron

    @mescalineeyes

    This is from the Eurogamer Heavy Rain preview


    That may sound as though the game’s controls and movements are restrictive, but in actual fact the bond between player and character is seldom forced, with the interface versatile and intuitive. It’s impossible to dismiss Heavy Rain as a sequence of “quick-time events” once you begin to play it; the extraordinary visuals, ‘

    From GiantBomb

    ‘In a game that’s not as otherwise as fascinating as Heavy Rain, this style of gameplay could be a significant liability. Here, though, it seems justified, and it brings attention to the minutiae of the world that brings the game to life. ‘

    There are a ton of other previews on the web basically saying words to the effect of ‘The control style is not a probelm’.

    So don’t worry about these ‘Quick Time Events’.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. mescalineeyes

    well, as much as I respect Giant Bomb, and especially Eurogamer, I’ve played the game enough myself to have come to this conclusion.

    Seriously though, everytime something remotely interesting happens, like when you fight the big black guy in the garage, it becomes a glorified minute-long quicktime event, which, while gripping, is just that, and cheapens the interactivity. The only thing these events have going for them in this game is that failing has more severe consequences than a reload from your previous checkpoint.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DJ Deathstar

    @Phoenixblight

    Yeah i wouldn’t be suprised if it wasnt as i don’t think microsoft would conflict Halo and Gears plus with Reach, Natal and Fable i think another Gears would be a case of putting all their eggs in one basket

    #40 5 years ago
  41. onlineatron

    @mescalineeyes

    What kind of environment did you play the game in? (eurogamer expo??).

    I just think that, if you did play it in an expo situation, it would take away from the atmosphere and tension.

    Especially if you just played the one scene without the rest of the story backing it up.

    But then you could be right… after all i’ve not played it.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Talyis

    Here is what I think will com e for the PS3 in the next 2 years.

    2010
    January-MAG
    Febuary-Heavy Rain, White Knight Chronicles
    March-God of War
    April-3D Dot Game Heroes
    Summer-Gran Turismo 5
    Autumn/Fall-Twisted Metal(most likely), Wild Arms 6, The Last Gaurdian, Final Fantasy Versus 13, Rockstar’s Agent Final Fantasy 14 Online, DC Universe Online, The Agency.

    2011
    Eight Days, The Getaway 3, Resistance 3, Killzone 3, inFAMOUS 2, White Knight Chronicles, Demon’s Souls 2, Starhawk, new Media Molecule game, Syphon Filter 5, Legend of Dragoon 2, SOCOM 4! I think atleast most will be announced by or in 2011!

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Phoenixblight

    @Talysis

    No FFXIII versus will not be coming out 2010. The president of Square said we would be lucky if we see gameplay vids by E3 2010.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. mescalineeyes

    What kind of environment did you play the game in? (eurogamer expo??).

    man, I think I’ve played it in every possible environment by now. Small expo, big expo, friend’s house, my house, hotel room, conference room… the atmosphere is fantastic, no problem with that.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. mojo

    mesc, imo u should not see it just as a game norscore it like that.
    Again Bladerunner: gameplaywise the game szucked massive dicks, but it was a great experience. So QTE in ur face ;)

    #45 5 years ago
  46. The Hindle

    Sorry guys id be amazed if the Last guardian comes out next year, maybe in Japan but it would be suicide to release a game like that in Q4. Its my bet for game of this generation is LG. I can see Mag appealing to the socom audience personally

    #46 5 years ago
  47. The Hindle

    Didnt Yoshida say they will be revealing more from thier Japanese studios next year as well? If they do id bet Team Siren will show what they have been doing, plus Grasshopper studios will show thier Ps3 exclusive off maybe.

    Also Sony Liverpool have been quiet for a while as have Evolution. Then there is Sony Cambridge they have a game in the works according to Yosida.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Monk

    @phenox

    http://finalfantasy-xiii.net/2009/12/19/new-final-fantasy-xiii-gameplay-trailer-shown-at-jump-festa.html

    :)

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Johnny Cullen

    Talyis – I think you’d be losing it if you think Versus XIII is going to make it in 2010.

    At the very least, it’s 2011. In the East at least.

    Phoenix – That was Nomura, not Wada.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Razor

    “Heavy Rain is bogged down by the laughable voice acting…”

    Totally.

    Seems too late to do re-dubs now though…especially if it’s going to be going gold in January for a Feb release.

    Jayden’s V/O is hilariously bad.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. mescalineeyes

    actually, black guys’ is worse. “go fuck yourself in the ass!”

    oh yeah, did I mention the “mature” writing? :>

    #51 5 years ago
  52. mojo

    well, then im going for the german voice.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Gekidami

    A CE for Heavy Rain has been announced. Its got the OST, a XMB theme and also “early access” to the ‘Taxidermist chapter’.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. mescalineeyes

    hah, you think that one’s better? the people working in translation are the biggest hacks in the entire industry.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. mescalineeyes

    the taxidermist chapter should’ve been the demo. but hey, who am I to question Sony’s plans, they’re doing fantastically in terms of software sales, especially when it comes to niche titles.

    :>

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Gekidami

    Why would they release something thats not even in the final game as a demo?

    #56 5 years ago
  57. mescalineeyes

    to a) not spoil the story and b) to show the people what the game is like.

    you can’t really demo heavy rain. the beginning is too boring for a demo and the later parts are too spoilerrific for people who want to go in untainted, so to say.

    I just feel that the taxidermist demo is a good representation of the full game, a well thought out, concise package that will answer all your questions about the gameplay and such.

    Seriously, geki, think about it: if you release the first half-hour or so as a demo, people will think it’s The Sims.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Dannybuoy

    Heavy rain. Oh yes! The game the devs said is only meant to be played through once. Suits me, I’ve never ever played a game through twice on my life. Will probably play uncharted 2 again but that’s fine as it’s a linear plot. Roll on 2010 I say!

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Neolucifer

    @mescalineeyes

    Indeed , wich is why i’ve never shared any interest in most rpg demo .
    Given that wherever they hail from , their beginning would be the slowest and “boring” part , and that you can’t spoil the story , in the end you’re often just demoing the gameplay and fighting mechanisms .

    Same goes with some adventure games .

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Anders

    Been a bit slow on the updates here, eh? Not a new post for three days.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Patrick Garratt

    @Anders – Ja. We’re resting, to be honest. Normal service will be resumed in January.

    #61 5 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

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

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

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

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]