EA: DICE could “take on Modern Warfare” with BFBC2

Friday, 8 January 2010 15:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


EA’s European boss, Jens-Uwe Intat, is taking aim at the Modern Warfare franchise with Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and the “first blow” is the game’s launch on March 2 and 5 in the US and Europe, respectively.

“In March we will launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which is our first strong attack on Call Of Duty,” he told MCV (via CVG). “The shooter space is one we don’t want to give up. It’s an important genre and we were the number one.

“So we are certainly working on how we can get that crown back and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is an important product in that context.”

Fightin’ words are being thrown at Infinity Ward company-wide, apparently, because earlier in the week BFBC2 producer Karl-Magnus Troedsson said that the franchise “has always been deeper” than its rivals.

Citing the game’s team-play as a “very important” part of the series, Troedsson said that a lot of the other shooters are “still in team deathmatch mode,” which is just a way for “people playing to get the maximum score” and not work together.


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  1. Doc Robotnik

    I’m still not convinced. Riccitello Was banging on about how BFBC2 had 1up on MW because it has vehicles the other week. Vehicles for christ’s sake. I like modern warfare because it DOESN’T have vehicles. And why is it usually only tanks, too? Why not a plane, a tank, a truck, a car, a bike? No, just leave vehicles out of it.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mescalineeyes

    it’s the better game, that’s for sure.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    Not having vehicles in Battlefield would be like not having guns in CoD. It’s a great game and the Land/Sea/Air vehicles have always been amazing in them. Adds a sense of war to it rather than a skirmish. Both are different games to be honest. BF has always been chaotic and fun where CoD is sharp and tactical.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Doc Robotnik

    CoD – tactical. Really?

    #4 5 years ago

    I’m sick of these guys talking rubbish about CoD, when it’s a totally different type of game!

    You’ll probably find it very difficult indeed to find a single person who loves playing both games, because they’re so massively different.

    So they’re just messing themselves around here, if they think that they can take any CoD fans away from MW2.

    The only way that they can do that, is to basically make BF like CoD! They’d have to take out all of the slow pace, the huge maps and the long range fighting and go down the ‘arcadey’ road that MW2 has done.

    All of this, ‘WE’RE BETTER THAN THOSE GUYS BTW!’ stinks of an inferiority complex that’s going to make them such a bunch of followers that their game’s very likely going to end up neither here nor there, stuck in limbo with no identity of it’s own.

    The only way that they can BEAT CoD is to take all of the elements that makes it so successful, and guess what… Those are exactly the things that their current fanbase doesn’t like!

    Grow up EA/Dice. Do your own thing, make your own game, get your own identity and stop talking about a game whose sales figures you probably won’t even reach a 10th of.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Lahanas

    MW=small scale infantry-based combat


    #6 5 years ago
  7. Bikki

    You’re so fucking right Giga.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Grimrita

    Battlefield on the PC will ALWAYS slap shoddy ported MW2 any day of the week and the fact that the Battlefield servers for 2142/BF2 are full again, clearly shows how crap MW2 is.

    @ Giga
    MW2 is rubbish on the PC. Its a lazy port and deserves its low sales. The Battlefield series offers a far better experience for gamers in terms of stats, graphics, maps, mods, features and much more.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Yoshi

    GIGA no offence but you need a fuking slap lol
    Wake the fuck up, Battlefield games have been the king of FPS war games ever since Battlefield 1942, after 2142 they deffo went away and realised wtf they did wrong thats why they came back with Bad Company to test out the singleplayer elements, now with Bad Company 2 it looks like they know exactly what they need to do, plus they know how to stay loyal to their real fanbase (pc) look at how MW2 treated pc users, like shit. BC2 havnt taken anything from MW2, i could even go so far to say MW2 copyed from Battlefield. BC2 has all the elements of the classic Battlefield game.

    Battlefield:Bad Company 2 = Fast + slow paced (your choice), large maps with open and closed sections, vehicles, bullets coming from everywhere like real war with true epic war experiences, true to the weak

    Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 = fast paced, small maps with some of them with openish and closed sections, kind to the weak

    #9 5 years ago


    When has a single Battlefield game EVER sold as well as a CoD game!?

    To date, the entire BF series has sold over 25m units since 2002.

    The CoD series, on the other hand, has sold over 55m units since 2003!

    Listen, I used to play BF2, and I really enjoyed it while it lasted, so I know exactly what it has to offer in terms of gameplay. I own BF:BC, and I was one of the guys who bought BF1943 on day 1, only to spend the next few days waiting for them to fix the great big server mess that they managed to make.

    BF is NOTHING like CoD in terms of gameplay. Which is EXACTLY why all the CoD haters love BF, and all the CoD regulars, like myself, don’t find BF enjoyable for more than a few hours.

    BF’s gameplay is s-l-o-w. And intentionally so. It’s what people like about it, because they can feel like they’re doing well without getting killed every 15-20 seconds like most newcomers do in CoD. BF’s maps are about 3-4 times bigger than the biggest CoD maps, which is also one of the reasons that vehicles are so necessary.

    The simple fact is that most people just can’t be bothered with BF’s slow-paced, mostly objective based gameplay. The irony about the new trailers that have just come out is that you’ll probably get as much action as is involved in them about once in around 10 hours play.

    Until BF tries to imitate CoD and then build on that, it will very likely never be more than an also-ran with a noisy fanbase.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Grimrita

    Considering that only Bad Company was on the console and the rest of the BF series was PC sales, I would like to see the CoD figures for PC sales, I reckon it will be well under 3 million.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Modern Combat and 1943 are also on consoles.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    What amazes me, really, is the notion that Battlefield is somehow less then CoD to begin with.

    I agree with G1GA to a point. They are very different games. But I wonder if it less that the devs/pubs are pushing that comparison and more that the media expects it and demands it.

    It is almost as if DICE/EA say Tada “Here is our new Battlefield game”

    And everyone else, gamers, media, and stores alike respond with “Looks nice but how do you plan to compete with CoD MW2?”

    I think that type of thining has talen on a life of its own. And to be fair I believe that Dice/EA is trying to head that off before it becomes the only thing people want to talk about. In otherwords, if Dice/EA says “THIS is why we can beat CoD” then they get to have the talk be about “THIS” those things that make their game great. Otherise they field questions and the conversations is about what MW offers instead.

    Did I make any sense with that? Not too sure, pain meds are kicking in lol.

    In short I don’t blame Dice/EA at all. I feel by doing what they are, that they can talk about what they want to talk about. It works for me.

    What amazes me is this:

    So many people (mostly media and CoD faithful) honestly feel that Battlefield is a lesser game. I know that is an opinion and everyone is entitled to their own. However its WRONG! lol sorry, couldn’t resist. I don’t think CoD has anything on Battlefield.

    Like G1GA said CoD is a bit arcade. Run n Gun, kill, die, respawn. Rinse and repeat. Samll campy maps. Its twitchy gameplay. In a lot of ways it reminds me of Halo. Not a lot of stratgey goes into CoD. And gimmicks like perks often ruin and unbalance the game. I would say that CoD has replaced Halo this gen as the game to play for the teen crowd. Not a good thing imo. Nothing against teens, I have two of them, I just don’t always want to be in their games.

    In contrast Battlefield is filled with strategy. Offers huge maps that force you to adapt to many differnt situations. I will take classes over simple kits any day. I love tanks, water boats, snowmobiles, choppers, planes and more. I love healing teammates. I enjoy bring down mortor strikes. I love repairing our teams vehicals, and disassembling the enimies as a mechanic. I love laying down mines, and scurring off to hide with a rocket launcher at the ready incase the tank somehow ID those mines. There is just too much to do in a Battlefield game.

    CoD is boring. Its old school. Its like playing Doom and Quake. Outdated. Spawn, run, shoot, kill, die, respawn. Over and over and over. Toss in camping, perks, and teens…and no thank you.

    CoD has NOTHING on battlefield.

    Of course that is all just my 11 cents worth of a dime. Milage may vary.

    #13 5 years ago

    Battlefield is filled with strategy. Offers huge maps that force you to adapt to many differnt situations. I will take classes over simple kits any day. I love tanks, water boats, snowmobiles, choppers, planes and more. I love healing teammates. I enjoy bring down mortor strikes. I love repairing our teams vehicals, and disassembling the enimies as a mechanic. I love laying down mines, and scurring off to hide with a rocket launcher at the ready incase the tank somehow ID those mines. There is just too much to do in a Battlefield game.

    Now, if DICE/EA would say stuff like this instead of ‘MW2, MW2, MW2!’, they’d probably end up selling a lot more copies.

    As for which game is better, well… If you said BF, you’d have to completely ignore sales, metacritic scores and regular player numbers.

    But I genuinely don’t have a problem with people hating CoD’s gameplay. If it’s not for you, it’s not for you, and I’ll be among the first to say that it’s definitely not for everybody.

    However, millions of people, including myself, are having amazing amounts of fun with it, so it must be doing something right.

    #14 5 years ago

    Modern Combat and 1943 are also on consoles.


    I believe that Modern Combat was out at around the same time as CoD2, and I’m pretty certain that I don’t need to bother googling for sales figures and review scores to know which one did better.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    I agree G1GA, very tough to ignore sales when it comes to a “Better Game” type sceniero. I do think the MetaCritic stuff is a wash tho. I feel it is hard to be objective when said company behind said game spends so much advertising lbs/dollers on your website.

    CoD does an amazing job at what it does. Not my cup of MNT Dew(see what I did right there? I Americanized it, yes I did indeed. lol Who drinks Tea? :) )

    Anyways both games offer gamers different and well done things. But I predict we can expect to see far more articales like this one before it BC2 comes out. Too easy to grab readers attention. Again that is prolly exactly what Dice/EA is after. Doesn’t hurt the webtsite (looks at Steph, and smiles) that it is on either.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. reask

    G1GAHURTZ said:

    BF’s gameplay is s-l-o-w. And intentionally so. It’s what people like about it, because they can feel like they’re doing well without getting killed every 15-20 seconds like most newcomers do in CoD.

    Hey Gig no need to bring me into it. :D

    #17 5 years ago

    @ OG:

    Haha! Mountain Dew makes your tongue green! lol!

    @ reask:

    LOL! You should play with us again sometime, btw fella.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Nelius

    Go Yoshi.

    I’ve been following BFBC2s development closely and DICE haven’t spoken any ‘rubbish’ about COD. I have only seen EA employees that wish to exceed the success of the COD franchise, and rightfully so. It’s the competitive spirit that results in better products for gamers and not stagnant turd rehashes every year.

    Frankly I’m grateful for the renewed spotlight on PC centric features such as dedicated servers brought on by the MW2 PC stumble. DICE comments and interactivity since the incident towards the PC community is what IWs should have been.

    Battlefield and Call of Duty I would argue are also competing for the same market. They are both warfare themed action FPS. In reality, gamers of this genre do dabble in multiple titles at once, so there is always potential to win over ‘core fans’.

    My opinion about gameplay quality is that Battlefield has always been the king. Call of Duty’s scripted single player is it’s only strength, which is even superseded constantly by the dynamism present in a BF match.

    You can literally experience and CREATE every combat experience imaginable in Battlefield. The potential teamwork with friends is unmatched in any multiplayer game. This franchise is a masterpiece. All it needs is a scripted single player story of COD quality.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Yoshi

    “My opinion about gameplay quality is that Battlefield has always been the king. Call of Duty’s scripted single player is it’s only strength, which is even superseded constantly by the dynamism present in a BF match.

    You can literally experience and CREATE every combat experience imaginable in Battlefield. The potential teamwork with friends is unmatched in any multiplayer game. This franchise is a masterpiece. All it needs is a scripted single player story of COD quality.”

    You hit it right on the mark there mate :)

    @ GIGA
    Im sorry GIGA but i really dont see how you think BF gameplay is slow, okey i will admit if you respawn at the far away main base everytime u die, yes of course its slow because your so far away from the action. But if you want fast paced fighting you can easily join a squad, work together with that squad and have some extremely good fun capturing the enemies bases. If you have tried that and never been in the thick of a giant war i feel slightly sorry for you lol Plus dont forget if you do die you can spawn on the squad leader :)

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Whizzo

    I look forward to spinning up my power tool and driving a tank through a building.

    Sometimes I even mean to drive my tank through a building.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Redh3lix

    Modern Warfare 2 is a pikeys FPS. Man up and play a proper game like BF:BC 2 where genuine skill is required as apposed to camping skill and little to no team play.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. GwynbleiddiuM

    IMO, Battlefield series were always a better experience. It’s more realistic, less sloppy, larger environment more players and more serious. MW and MW2 good, but it’s not what I want when I think of war and battleground. I want Battlefield because not only teamwork matters there but also there’s more competition and more serious people. also it’s worth mentioning the dedicated servers are actually a great part of battlefield series, it’s not something u take out of the game and people still have a stupid smile on their face when they buy the game.

    basically Battlefield does not have competition on PC, what EA and DICE meant is they can be better on consoles too.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Whizzo

    people still have a stupid smile on their face when they buy the game.

    I have a stupid smile on my face as soon as I hear the Battlefield theme start up, I’ve had so much fun with the series since it launched.

    I do wish the soundtrack option from Vietnam would make a comeback though.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Enkeixpress

    It’s going to be a pure headshot.. Modern Warfare 2 has no chance.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    How exactly does it have “No chance”? Because for it to have no chance would mean that BFBC2 would actually have to beat MW2 in some way. It sure as hell wont be in sales, maybe review score? We’ll have to see, though i’m betting against it.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. The Hindle

    Ive never actually played a Battlefield game, if i wasnt so addicted to MW id give one a go. What kind of games modes do they do apart from the obvious team death match

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Gekidami

    You assume BF games have team death match? You’ve indeed never played one.

    Up intill the first bad Company the only mode they had was conquest where you had to capture points around the map. In BFBC they changed that to an attacker vs. defender type mode where one team had to destroy another teams gold (i think it may have also had conquest but what ever the other mode was it was impossible to find games for). BFBC2 i’m not sure.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. mojo

    wow, lodas of text i cant be bothered now to read..
    ill sum it up for u guys:

    1.6 > all

    #29 5 years ago
  30. GwynbleiddiuM

    @mojo, I take by 1.6 yer a CS player, I am too, it was a great game, still is. and it seems it has no plan on retiring anytime soon. Battlefield however is by far a very different game from CS. CS is more closer to MW. Battlefield has a class of its own.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. mojo

    yeah, sry, i forgot the smilie..
    wasnt ment too serious
    i know its hardly comparable..

    #31 5 years ago
  32. puffm

    Listen everyone!!!!

    MW2 is not the best cod game ever made like sure it’s got the best graphics and all but it Is still mising some thing. I’ve played it and i’ve bought the limited eddition on ps3 and I love it but BFBC2 is bett buy a little cause they’ve used the same codes as red faction gourilla so u everything is like 100% destructible and u can drive vehicles!! Honestly what would u rather blow everything up and drive around or shoot and get and run around. I would choose the first one by far. Now i also would like a lenghthy career than a short one like MW2. I have to admit I loved the traler for MW2 I have probally watched it one hundred times!!!!!! Also in BFBC2 it’s soo realistic, u can drive through buildings and stuff! I got BFBC the first one with my playstation and it is awesome I thing BFBC is the same as MW2 if not a bit better!!!!!!!!

    #32 5 years ago
  33. puffm

    Gekidami, the reason y MW2 sold so many to start with is becaus people expected it would be awesome. But infinity ward let everyone down but I would still rate it a 7.5 8.5 maybe

    #33 5 years ago

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  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]

  • Halo 3: ODST and Relic remake come to The Master Chief Collection in May

    Halo 3: ODST and Halo 2′s Relic map remake are coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month. 343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection owners will get Halo 3: ODST campaign and the Relic remake in the next content update, due in May. And as promised, the April update has […]

  • Rockstar says Social Club wasn’t hacked, account details leaked from other websites

    Following a number of reports from users who had their Social Club accounts hijacked, Rockstar has confirmed that the service has not been hacked. Over the last couple of days, a few users on Reddit and Rockstar Twitter support started reporting getting kicked out of their GTA Online sessions and seeing an error telling them […]

  • That Destiny: House of Wolves teaser is packed with new intel, Reef reveal at 11.00am PST today

    The new Destiny: House of Wolves social space was revealed more fully than you might believe in today’s teaser. A teaser for a Destiny: House of Wolves’ new social space went live earlier to advertise today’s full reveal. But resident Destiny expert Arekkz went over the teaser with his very fine-toothed comb and turned up […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront content not shaped by DLC plans, says producer

    Star Wars Battlefront may have DLC on the cards already, but DICE hasn’t built the game with extra content in mind, apparently. Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17, and then on December 8, before the launch of the new movie, it’ll receive a slab of tie-in DLC. This early, pre-meditated content drop is a […]

  • We’ll finally get a look at Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June

    CI Games will show off Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June, according to the event’s official website. The Lords of the Fallen developer confirmed the game was in the works back in December as a AAA “production effort”. It is set during a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe and players will be […]

  • Ultima 7 Complete, Wing Commander 3, others added to Humble Origin Bundle 2

    The Humble Origin Bundle 2 has been updated with four more titles. The new titles are for Windows only and are SimCity 2000, Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger, Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom and Ultima 7: The Complete Edition. All can be yours if you pay above the current average, which […]

  • Don’t Starve Together has been updated to inlcude Reign of Giants expansion

    Don’t Starve Together has been updated and now includes “the vast majority” of the Reign of Giants content. Players who currently own Don’t Starve on Steam will get Don’t Starve Together for free when it exits Early-Access. During Early-Access, current owners of Don’t Starve get 2 copies of Don’t Starve Together through the Frontier Pack […]

  • Xbox Live Gold Members can play NBA 2K15 for free this weekend

    NBA 2K15 is free to play this weekend on Xbox Live for Gold Members in celebration of the NBA Playoffs. All Gold Members can play the basketball game for free starting at noon PDT April 24 through 12.01am Monday, April 27. Should you decide you want to purchase the game, your progress will carry over […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access and is 10% off

    Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power has finally arrived on Steam Early Access and until April 28, you can knock 10% off the list price. After that, the title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99. There’s also a three-pack available if you want to buy some friends a gift. It will run you $44.99 with the 10% […]

  • You can now grab Killing Floor 2 through Steam Early Access

    Killing Floor 2 is now available through Steam Early Access. Players who purchase Killing Floor 2 during Early Access for $29.99/₤19.99/€26.99 will given free content which carries over to the full release and even more content upon release. The Early Access version of the game contains the following, per Tripwire: Three non-linear levels – The […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves livestream will reveal The Reef social space tomorrow

    A Destiny Twitch stream will take place tomorrow and provide a sneak peek at the House of Wolves expansion. The stream takes place at 11am PDT/2pm EDT tomorrow and will show The Reef social space along with a look at new Vendors. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player arena […]