PS3: It only does 256 players MAG commerical

Friday, 22 January 2010 16:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Sony has released another fun PS3 commercial, this time it’s advertising MAG, which is set to launch next Tuesday.

The 256 online shooter has been in Beta for a while, so hopefully there won’t be any hiccups when it’s released.

Enjoy the video below the break.


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  1. NoxNoctisUmbra

    LOLZ!!! I think this one is best!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    They’re going to need to hammer the advert if they want to sell many copies of this game.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. MushroomStamp

    no interest at all in this game. I can’t find anything to like about it. Well, I do have a small interest in just seeing how man people play this after 30 days.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. onlineatron


    Do you have a PS3?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Razor

    What do you think.

    No, no, let’s not jump to conclusions, even though his abbreviation is MS…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    It’s not that i’m defending MAG.. I don’t like it from the Beta and am not buying it over ME2.

    But I’ve never seen him say anything about having PS3 so whilst him having no interest in the game maybe technically true I question his right to make the statement.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. MushroomStamp

    Heh, yes I have a PS3. I have all the systems. Maybe if there was a drought of games I would give it a whirl… but as it stands there are quite a few games in the next 45 days that I really want to try out, so MAG will probably get forgotten about by me by the time I’m done with the ones I want to play

    #7 5 years ago
  8. onlineatron

    Same here.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. KAP

    Im a massive PS3 user but yet i have no real interest in MAG either.

    I’d like to, but….nah

    I’ll stick with my MW2 thanx

    #9 5 years ago
  10. reask

    Deadly ad but I am having enough problems with 8 players in mw2 so no thanks :).
    And yes I do have a PS3. ;)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    You got your head round MW 2 yet Reask dude? For me i had to find a weapon and perk that fit

    #11 5 years ago
  12. The Hindle

    And that ad is brilliant lol. MAG will sell good especially with the Socom crowd

    #12 5 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    Yeah I REALLY can’t see this selling well. I too am a BIG PS3 guy but I also don’t care for this game :|

    #13 5 years ago
  14. The Hindle

    Its a fps with 256 player online it will sell i think lol. Maybe round the 2m mark total sales.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    2 million? Really not a chance IMO

    Infamous hasn’t even done that yet and killzone 2 only recently achieved 2 mil

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    Total sales man, its one of Sonys main games this year of course it will sell.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Mad-elph

    On the features promised alone I am sold on this game. I would much rather work with a team then lone-wolfing it all the time as I do in MW2. Even when you organize things verbally in MW2 people don’t follow it, they just run off and die.

    While I cannot say it will be a huge seller I suspect this will turn 1/2 million in the first week. But I cannot buy it atm as I am broke and unemployed. Plus I have 4 other games that I haven’t started yet that I want to before long.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. AHA-Lambda

    Yeah but if it is any indication look at how many people here said they aren’t interested in it.

    If this game flops at launch then there will be no community to back it up and therefore no long term sales

    Plus not to sound like a broken record but its being released in the busiest Q1 EVER! with other ps3 exclusives next to it aswell (gow3 and heavy rain)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Mad-elph

    Infamous was pretty poor. I mean it had an okay idea, but the constant “I could save this guy or…” and the regular bad enviro glitches, i had to reload quite a bit after getting stuck in the environment. Plus it became repetitive.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    yeah I didn’t think infamous was that great either but it had way more buzz than mag has had

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Hindle

    Exactly Kz 2 did 2m and that didnt have the reputation that Zipper has with thier games. Sonys marketing alone wont make it a flop plus Sony recently said MAG is one of thier big games. It wont do big numbers but it wont flop either

    #21 5 years ago
  22. AHA-Lambda

    “Kz 2 did 2m and that didnt have the reputation that Zipper has with thier games”

    KZ2 was always considered by fanboys as the ps3′s “saviour” how on earth does mag trump that reputation?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. The Hindle

    Saviour its never needed saving lol, gamers these days love fps and MAG how anyone can think it will flop i dont know

    #23 5 years ago
  24. AHA-Lambda

    I never thought it needed saving either but not my words :P

    we’ll wait and see how mag sells come npd time

    #24 5 years ago
  25. The Hindle

    Lol i know, used to hear it all the time especially in 2006.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Yoshi

    I like it but after playin MW2 i remember how much fps’s kinda suck on consoles lol
    So if this was on pc, yep sold, but its not… so ill be stickin with my battlefield :)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. reask

    @ hindle
    Yeah I am starting to get my head around the better weapons that go with the different perks.
    I actually went on last night half pissed and won a free for all and then came second in the next one,
    I was full of dutch courage :).

    so maybe that’s my special perk. :D

    #27 5 years ago
  28. The Hindle

    Lol :)

    #28 5 years ago
  29. OlderGamer

    Played Mag, and liked Mag. I won’t be buying, I will be saving my FPS game purchase for BFBC2. I mean really how many fps games do you need? Pick the best one and roll with it. Or lest the one that fits you best.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. cachucha

    its gonna sell because some ps3 pack bundle with this game is going to be involved :P

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Psychotext

    “Exactly Kz 2 did 2m and that didnt have the reputation that Zipper has with thier games”

    If Zipper had a reputation, it’s in tatters after SOCOM Confrontation. As for sales, SOCOM just possibly might have done a million… and this might just possibly do a million. But it’s unlikely.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Gekidami

    “If Zipper had a reputation, it’s in tatters after SOCOM Confrontation.”

    That would be a mighty shame seeing as Zipper didnt have anything to do with Confrontation.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    Ha… right you are. My apologies for associating you with that abortion of a game Zipper. I wonder how many others automatically associate the latest SOCOM with them.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. The Hindle

    Zipper had nothing to do with Socom confrontation dude and the Socom fanbase will know this and the first Socom game for the Ps2 has of 2003 sold 2m copies so Mag should do the same.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. SplatteredHouse

    After the beta, I’d get MAG if it were a twenty pound note worth of a PSN download. Only offering it at retail, I think may cause them problems. It would be far better off being pitched as more of an impulse purchase, from the Playstation store. The game’s quality isn’t the reason, more that I think it could simply attract more interest sold that way.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    @TH: Yes, Gekidami had already said that.

    Unless they go on a marketing blitz this wont break 250k first month in the US, and it’ll be a non event in Europe (with the exception of possibly the UK). Obviously it’ll be a non event in Japan.

    It’ll have a hardcore niche following because of the Betas, but the Betas will have put off as many people as they attracted.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. The Hindle

    They are marketing it though PT Sony see it as a system seller as for none event in Europe they recently held a an event in London why would they do that if it would flop. It wont do Halo numbers but to say it will flop.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    Sony saw LBP, KZ2 and Uncharted 2 as system sellers… they still didn’t market them for shit (there were a few Uncharted adverts… but they were mostly advertising the PS3 rather than the game).

    Anyway. We’ll know as of the middle of next month… and early Feb for how it’s doing in the UK / Europe.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. The Hindle

    Regardless even if the game sells 2m fanboys will still see it as a flop, its the way people are these days. I mean are you expecting ME to sell over 3m copies becasue the first one didnt yet that wouldnt get called a flop lol

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    If it sells 2m it’ll have done fine. I find it highly, highly unlikely though.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Talyis

    @Psychotext Dude do you ever anything good to say about anything Sony, seriously your the biggest 360 fanboy on this site! You should stay off the Sony news pages if all your gonna do is bash.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. onlineatron

    Woah… Talyis… Calm down, don’t start on the vets, especially with idiotic unjustifiable statements like that.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Psychotext

    Realism makes me a 360 fanboy onlineatron.

    @Talysis: I couldn’t give a shit about any of the systems. Analysis of numbers and business interests me. If you find the opinions offensive… don’t read them. Or perhaps I could talk about how it’s likely that the PS3 will outsell the 360 by around 2 million worldwide over the course of the next 9 months.

    Would that make you feel better?

    You want me to talk about excellent PS3 games? I’ll happily talk about LBP, Flower, Valkyria Chronicles or Demon’s Souls. If you want me to talk about PS3 games I think will be significant commercial successes then I’ll happily talk about GoW 3 or GT5.

    Of course, none of that is relevant here, but it seems that if I’m going to post “negative” things about the potential sales of a PS3 exclusive then I’m going to have to balance it out. I mean god forbid, I might offend someone otherwise.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. zoopdeloop

    Psycho do you think of yourself as a 360 fanboy?

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Psychotext

    I don’t think of myself of a fanboy of any machine. Any and all the companies could go bust tomorrow and I wouldn’t care as long as I still had games to play. I’d care about talking about how they went bust… though apparently I wouldn’t be allowed to just in case I came across as overly negative.

    As I’ve explained in a previous discussion with TEA… this console wars crap just doesn’t exist in my world. I’ll never understand why people feel the need to fly the flag for multi-billion dollar corporations who couldn’t give a shit about them. So with that said, I’ll continue to buy and play every console in every generation, and be thankful that I’ve got the ability to do so. I’ll also continue to post positive and negative opinions about all of them… without feeling like I have to adhere to some sort of fanboy assuaging code of conduct.

    (Disclaimer: I don’t own a PSP. That probably makes me a DS fanboy or something. :) Also, the only game I’ve played in the last month is Demon’s Souls, which I guess makes me a PS3 fanboy. Next month I’m likely to be playing a bunch of Mass Effect 2… so I think I’ll be a 360 fanboy then.)

    #45 5 years ago
  46. onlineatron

    Yeah but… PSTrey sux and teh 360 is roxor innit.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Psychotext

    That’s the short answer. :D

    #47 5 years ago
  48. zoopdeloop

    Pretty much the way i see things…although i have reasons i am not fond of one company( i wasn’t even before they joined the console gaming industry) out of the three

    #48 5 years ago
  49. bugmenot

    my sentiments exactly, in a industry like videogames which is one of the few industries i can think of that traditionally only allows 2 profit-making brands at a time and that’s worldwide! I have a deep sense of forboding that a new empire is in the making. The fact that this gen is all about controlling the living-room space and turning it into an live entertainment marketplace means this is all the more relevent. I dont want another Windows situation where 99% of the known world is tied to one brand because of the sheer impracticality of learning to use an alternative. MS are just way too big for comfort. I have nothing against the horse just who’s sitting in it.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Robo_1

    I’ve always thought it unfair that Psycho gets stamped as a 360 fanboy by some of the lurkers/occasional posters here. Psycho likes his figures, and since PS3′s launch those figures haven’t been kind to Sony and only those taking paycheques from Sony should have any interest in spinning them to their advantage.

    Of course it’s getting a lot better. :)

    As to MAG, it’s not a game which I’ll be getting either, but that’s solely down to the fact that I’m not a big fan of online shooters. There is a buzz about it from people who have downloaded the beta. I don’t expect massive sales in the first months, but if word of mouth is good and it generates the appropriate buzz, it could well have very long and stable legs.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Retroid

    Robo_1 said: “I’ve always thought it unfair that Psycho gets stamped as a 360 fanboy by some of the lurkers/occasional posters here.”

    It’s simple over-sensitivity from some people; if someone isn’t outright defending their chosen format then, obviously, they must be attacking and therefore a fanboy.

    Us v Them.

    The fact that most of us on these sites are ‘hardcore’ gamers and so by definition quite a few of us have most (if not all) platforms so we have any game which interests us just doesn’t seem to penetrate the heads of some commentors.

    PICK A SIDE (or don’t).

    #51 5 years ago
  52. onlineatron

    It’s kinda a shame to see the few ignorant posters.

    I’ve been on a lot of sites (GT, Destructoid, Joystiq etc..) and a lot of the conversation there (especially on GT) ends up in misinformed fanboy rants and I will often get branded as such by defending a platform from posters talking rubbish.

    Here, on VG247, I feel the the community is a lot more mature as a whole and I can speak my mind without being branded a moron, fanboy, retard etc.

    It’s nice =D

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Psychotext

    “Here, on VG247, I feel the the community is a lot more mature as a whole”

    It’s ok, you can call us old farts if you want. :D

    #53 5 years ago
  54. The Hindle

    Woah i go away and this is what i miss yep PT couldnt of said it better fanboyism is just stupid, both consoles have amazing games that have to be played. The only losers are the fanboys and ost of the time the reasons they state for not buying a console are just plain stupid

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Talyis

    Jeez I post a simple little comment and get ten paragraphs back in response! I call it as I see it and it’s not like Psychotext posted only one comment putting Sony in the bad light, honestly I don’t remember even seeing one positive comment towards Sony from him. And who cares if Psychotext is a vet on this site it’s not like I haven’t been on this site for quite awhile now I just don’t post comments constantly.
    @The Hindle so is it stupid when you do buy a console and it’s break a few times then you decide just to get rid of it and not spend your money on the same console twice or is it smart to support that company that just caused you to lose a couple hundred dollars! BTW all you analysts out there that say the 360 is beating the PS3 in sales in my the biggest reason for Microsoft having that sale number is the fact that quite a few 360 owners purchased more than one system. I’m betting the PS3 does have a bigger user base than the 360!

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Psychotext

    It’s not like I’ve posted only one comment putting Microsoft or Nintendo in a bad light either.

    But you don’t notice them, do you Mr Fanboy. That’s because when I say bad things about them it fits with your opinion and it doesn’t send you reaching for your rape alarm.

    #56 5 years ago

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    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]