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Ron Jeremy says games are a worse influence on kids than porn

Saturday, 9 January 2010 23:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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During the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo going on in Vegas alongside of CES, Ron Jeremy stated that since the porn industry only caters to those 18 and older, videogames were a far worse influence.

“We don’t want kids to watch porn,” said Jeremy during a panel called The Great Porn Debate with anti-porn activist Craig Gross.

However, according to PC Mag, Jeremy said that if by some chance a kid does come across porn, it’s not as bad as other influences out there – namely games.

“[Studies have] found that violent video games are much bigger a negative influence on kids,” he told the crowd.

Sure thing, Ron. Games are much worse than seeing double penetration, urination films, or even two girls sharing a cup of “chocolate ice cream”.

No words.

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35 Comments

  1. NoxNoctisUmbra

    well no shit, thats why games 18 plus are never intended for kids.. why even mention it. parents are worst influence.. the other day ive seen a mom buying MW2 for her kid.. WTF!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Rok3kguy

    ohh c´mon … really ??!!!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Bulk Slash

    Because having a large penis means you can be an expert in video game psychology.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Ahahahaha

    #4 5 years ago
  5. revolting

    In his old age, he appears to be misinterpreting his job description; dick for hire.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DarkElfa

    He’s still in-fighting with Sonic over the nickname apparently.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Quiiick

    Quote: “… or even two girls sharing a cup of “chocolate ice cream”.

    I wouldn’t call this kind of stuff “porn” really.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HUd6n0Uxx0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD2_GHosdtw

    #7 5 years ago
  8. dark_prince123

    OMG , Look who’s talking and BTW Games Have Rating like Porn Movies so if you’re 12 you can’t but manhunt or GTA .
    Porn guys have no morals and they’re ready to do anything just to gain $$$

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    Games and porn. They both involve joysticks

    #9 5 years ago
  10. polygem

    In these days politicians, bankers, businessmen, the pope and hardline islamists are the worst influence for kids. Nevermind that little videogaming and porn. The society itself mutates their new breed. Not the entertainment industry.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. McLovin85

    This is absolutely absurd.
    Well, the guy has a dick big enough so my next statement could actually be possible:

    ‘Ron, go fuck yourself’ :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Armitage

    Fucker!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Redh3lix

    Scroll down and you’ll see the “Playboy Playmates try their hand at being Bayonetta” story.

    Male porn stars are clearly like politicians when it comes to discussing the gaming industry…. they’re both wankers.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Eregol

    I don’t agree with what Jeremy said.
    I remember watching my first porn film. I then went out and attacked random people with a giant rubber cock.
    Strangely enough the papers couldn’t care less.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    Really I can’t say I want to listen to a word this guy says considering he works in the “adult entertainment” industry >_>

    #15 5 years ago
  16. recca

    “facepalm” lol.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. mojo

    “the porn industry only caters to those 18 and older”

    ymmd

    ever heard of the so called “internet”?

    srsly, thats great. lmao

    #17 5 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    Yet, I’d say the porn industry does a better job of keep its material away from minors then the video game industry does. Worse, the video game industry custom tailers its games to apeal to a younger audiance intentionialy. Also, but no faul of its own, perants, media, and the public in general assume that they are just games and its no big deal. As apossed to the general thought process that says porn is bad, very bad.

    Worse? I don’t know. But I see what he was saying. I know alot of Brits make fun at Americans saying we are affraid of sex(in video games and in genral). You often say that it is common place to see heads getting blown off, bodies chunked along the ground(in games and on TV, NEWS, etc), but we freak out if someone is half naked. I agree, to a point. But isn’t Ron Jeremy saying the very same thing? He is talking about the CoDs of the world, not Mario, not Geomatry Wars.

    And in the end he is saying that the indusrty he is in doesn’t market its non apropiate material to minors. Just yesterday I saw a comic book(spiderman) that contained a MW2 advertisment on the back cover.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. NiceFellow

    @18

    I agree to an extent. It’s pretty clear that, posturing aside, developers known that many, many of those buying titles like Modern Warfare 2 aren’t supposed to, and it’s also clear that the industry isn’t exactly falling over to police itself.

    And I guess that’s the point he’s making. The flip side, just to be fair, is the porn industry itself can be far, far more damaging on those within it than the videogame industry.

    But clearly there is an issue with very weak policing of policies coupled with a matching weakness of general parents to take the idea of mature videogames seriously – i.e. forget it has videogame in the title, it can be inappropriate.

    The third major element I see is that videogame ratings are fundamentally rubbish. Look at Uncharted 2, a 16 here in UK, yet in context it offers the same – in fact I’d argue a less intense and less gory experience – than the PG certificate Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    If you ask me – and I know you didn’t, but hey that’s the freedom of the internet! – what we need is a combination of much more consistent and sensible ratings, coupled with education of parents and clear enforcement at retail including online retail plus marketing, of what the appropriately age band for a game is.

    I personally prefer the idea of age bands or more general guidance because in reality children’s maturity can vary a lot, and something a sensible parent can judge.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Quiiick

    “Yet, I’d say the porn industry does a better job of keeping its material away from minors then the video-game industry does. Worse, the video-game industry custom tailors its games to apeal to a younger audience intentionally …”

    Very good point, OlderGamer.
    Chapeau! :)

    Good to see someone who does not defend video-games no matter what the accusation is!
    Sure, Ron Jeremy understands nothing about the dangers of video-games, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any at all.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. DaMan

    violent videogames and porn are both very dangerous, anti social things. not to mention immature. what kind of loser plays Gears of War instead of doing something constructive and useful for society?

    comparable to heavy drugs like weed, some videogames are also capable of inflicting permanent brain damage, and paralyzing central nervous system.

    repent now!

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    It’s not all about the industry… it’s about the parents.

    I can’t imagine any parent being ok with their kid watching Fuck Her Throat 17, but plenty of them are fine with the graphic violence in an 18 rated game. I’m not even talking about them not realising how bad it is, because a lot I know have sat there with their kids and seen it… they just don’t care.

    Sex = Bad
    Violence = Good

    Or

    Sex = Awkward / Embarrassing
    Violence = Commonplace

    #22 5 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Have you ever watched Bugs Bunny?

    I grew up on it. I know a lot of people that have. There would be Elmer Fudd pointing a shotgun at Daffy Duck and Bugs himself. Elmer would pull that triger and BAM! Daffy would be get shot. Or Bugs would turn the gun around and Elmer would get it. Funny stuff. Harmless really. I didn’t turn out to be a gun toting killer because I watched it as a kid. I don’t even own a gun.

    Fast forward to today and Bugs isn’t on TV like he used to be. Lest not on Networks Sat Morn TV. Too viloent. Kids shouldn’t be exposed to such carnage. Its a bad influance. They say. Parents are told this type of message all of the time. Its Barny, not Bugs. Bad bad bad.

    But you know, the same parents grew up watching the same stuff as I did. And like me, nothing bad happend to them. So they dismiss it. They brush off the notion that hat their kids want to watch is going to hurt them. Its silly really, in their minds. Like Bugs, its harmless.

    They apply that same reasoning to video games. Its just mindless entertainment to pass the time. That is the way many uninformed parents are going to look at it. I have talked with parents whom have sub ten year olds playing GTA. They laugh it off. To them I sound like the same people that told them Loony Tunes was a bad influence. To them it is the same message completly.

    You have to pick your battles. If you have childern, you know what i am talking about. You let the little things go in favor of your kid diong his/her homework. Their room is a mess? that is ok, as long as he/she showers daily and is clean. See what I mean? So your kid plays MW2? All of their friends on their friends list are also playing it. And you let it go, because after all your kid had a good report card and that it what really matters. I know I have rewarded my kids with games for a job well done. I look at like a paycheck. You do a great job, you get paid. Pretty basic.

    So this entire notion of it being all the parents fault is 100% crap. It isn’t enough. More needs to be done.

    Parents need to be educated. Stores need to be held accountable by law. And devs need to take responsibility for their product. And there needs to be a distinction between what is a truly M-rated game and what isn’t. No way, in my book Halo is on the same level as a Manhunt. And, I feel mrated games should have advertising restrictions, no way we should see Mrated games on Comic books. More needs to be done.

    However the counter point is simple:
    Bugs never hurt anyone.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. polygem

    porn sucks. parents suck. and again i only blame it on the church.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    You’ve mentioned the comic books a couple of times there OG. You do realise that a significant proportion of the comic buying public these days aren’t actually kids right? Sure, there’s a pretty good chance that kids will see the adverts… but then you can say the exact same about TV and billboard advertising. Not to mention in store advertising.

    That said… I see no reason why 18 rated games should be allowed to be advertised before the watershed (if such a thing exists any more).

    #25 5 years ago
  26. DarkElfa

    He’s just mad that we’re furiously masturbating to Mass Effect 2 videos now instead of his fat, hairy ass.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    Yes, I understand that Comics go beyond the typical kid demographic. However I also know that Spiderman is about as mainstream as a comic is going to get. It reaches a wide audiance. If Acti were even the slightest bit concerned over it reaching the unintended hands, they wouldn’t be adverting on said comic. I could see the advert going hand and hand with say a Witchhunt, Darkhorse or something. But Spiderman?

    Acti knows exactly what they have and they know exactly who plays it. I use it as ana example because I feel that it is a blatent example of what I was trying to point out.

    This is a very deep well, and I don’t see a bottom. Everyone wants to say that some games are 100% not for kids, but far fewer people are willing to do anything about it. They look the other way and make excuses.

    Personialy, I am not at the front of the line of war horses leading a crusade. I was just pointing out a couple things I felt often get over looked.

    I feel the advert thing is important. I feel that some M-rated games should be held in the same regaurd as X-rated movies and Cigerettes. They too are not for kids, and as such they can not advertise on comic books, or on TV, or on Billboards, or in Stores either. In the states, in most situations. Sure you can find Smokes behind the counter at the store. And in an Adult shop, yea they are going to advertise x-rated stuff.

    Marketing Campaigns spend their cash in places that they feel will reach the widest possible projected demographic for their product. I think they very fact that a M-rated game is on a product that is cominly read by minors speaks volumes.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. scuz

    he has a point tbh, if you sat a 12 year old down infront of dead space for a few hours they’d be shitting themselves however if you sat them down infront of a porn film..all they’d do is be a lil freaked out.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    Heh, well now that’s a strange statement, isn’t it?

    Firstly, neither the forms of entertainment are suitable for kids. Simple. Just becuase one is worse, doesn’t mean you want kids to choose the marginally less-worse one.

    Secondly I’d argue whether one is worse at all. Comparing war to intercourse, is ridiculous. And kids should be exposed to neither of these vastly different interaction.

    They are both part of growing up, and can come when they need to.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Yoshi

    Lmao of course hes guna say that XD
    Its like if i worked in a chocolate factory and said sweets are worse than chocolate, of course im guna say that.
    They both have sugar and both aint that great on your teeth lol = they are both the same

    #30 5 years ago
  31. DaMan

    btw, the first porn I’ve seen was with Ron Jeremy, I was 12. and I didn’t even have internet back then.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Eregol

    Personally, I don’t think it is the porn industry that does a good job at preventing minors from accessing it’s content. It’s more the governments and their legislation over the material.
    Governments are still completely deluded over how to handle game content, while the creators of said content know precisely who they want their audience to be.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    “But Spiderman?”

    I know people who have been reading Spiderman comics for the last 40 years. (No, they don’t get out much. :P )

    #33 5 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    I agree Eregol. You are prolly correct. Less the “good intentions” of the Adult Industry, and more the enforcement of laws to protect minors. And your also right that the our respective global govs are lacking when it comes to ensuring the non-exposure of M-rated games to childern.

    That being said, I wouldn’t be happy with a Germany or an Australia conservitive style either.

    I am sure that a solution can be found, but I doubt it will found at either extreme end of the spectrum. You can’t ignore the problem, but you can’t ban M-rated games to solve it either.

    And PT, just this year, I handed my long time running Spiderman collection over to my oldest son. I started getting them regulary in the very early 70s. I have several that go older then that(not all of them Spiderman, mind you). I own, err he does, sealed in plastic the first run of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spiderman. Mint. I have loved the Spiderman comics, and a few others for a very long time. So I am with you there!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    Nice. :)

    #35 5 years ago

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]