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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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    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

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

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

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

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

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

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

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

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

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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