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Battlefield Bad Company 2 grenade spam PSA looks a bit familiar

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 05:06 GMT By Nathan Grayson

FRAGS

Remember when Activision tried to tickle our funny bones with that “F.A.G.S.” Modern Warfare 2 PSA video last year? Remember when the gaming populace -  like many tickled people do – kicked, flailed, and screamed until Activision pulled the video?

On a maybe possibly somewhat related note, can you guess what the latest Battlefield Bad Company 2 trailer’s about?

Yeesh. Kicking Modern Warfare 2 when it’s down? Maybe. But who ever said Modern Warfare 2 didn’t deserve it?

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45 Comments

  1. Demiath

    A bit unimaginative, but the whole “we’re coming for ya, MW2!” theme is a bit charming. Wouldn’t have been nearly as fun if it didn’t involve a veritable Goliath of the industry like the Infinity Ward flagship series, though…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    The jab at how insanely effective grenades are in CoD is funny, because its completely true.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    Their box looks like the MW2 box.

    Their trailers look like MW2 trailers.

    Their game script refers to MW2.

    Their PR frequently talks about MW2.

    Now their ads mimic MW2 ads.

    Lets face it…

    These guys are OBSESSED with MW2!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Michael O’Connor

    “Their box looks like the MW2 box.

    Their trailers look like MW2 trailers.

    Their game script refers to MW2.

    Their PR frequently talks about MW2.

    Now their ads mimic MW2 ads.

    Lets face it…”

    Bad Company 2 does all of them 10 times better.

    The fact that they’re referring to grenade spamming (hello noobtubes!) is something I find absolutely hilarious!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    I dont think its about noobtubes, its more about the fact that in CoD you can use hand grenades as mortar shells and gets kills at the otherside of the map just by randomly throwing them into the air.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    Don’t waste your time explaining things logically to O’Connor, Geki.

    It’s doubtful that he will ever be able to understand the difference between an enemy player and someone on his own team, much less a grenade and a noob tube.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Michael O’Connor

    And when you talk with such a condescending ego GIGA, you can certainly be sure I’m not going to respond back in a friendly manner.

    Geki here, unlike yourself, is actually capable of talking to people like a grown adult.

    “I dont think its about noobtubes, its more about the fact that in CoD you can use hand grenades as mortar shells and gets kills at the otherside of the map just by randomly throwing them into the air.”

    Well, grenades in Modern Warfare 2 in general are utterly overpowered, whether fired from a noobtude or flung from the hand. Who needs one of those when you can use a harrier jet though, right? *laughs*

    #7 5 years ago
  8. TheWulf

    Someone brings the sense, and G1GAHURTZ brings the laughter by being unintentionally funny. Thank you, G1GAHURTZ.

    The thing is, there’s no ‘logical explanation’ here, it’s simply one person sharing a subjective opinion with another, and in reality there’s little to say which is the correct opinion because both seem to be equally valid possibilities to me.

    I do like though that you present Geki’s opinion as a fact (even though Geki used the Universally understood opinion indicator of ‘I think/I don’t think’, so therefore he doesn’t believe his opinion is a fact), and then tie that into a bunch of base insults.

    Got any more poo to fling today, G1GAHURTZ? You’re pretty funny, just not for the reasons you think you are.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow Phil, how many times do you have to be BANNED before you finally get the ‘hint’??

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Michael O’Connor

    TheWulf is Shatner?

    Shatner would not defend me. =P

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Edward Cullen

    Can’t thewulf be O’connor himself?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    And when you talk with such a condescending ego GIGA, you can certainly be sure I’m not going to respond back in a friendly manner.
    Geki here, unlike yourself, is actually capable of talking to people like a grown adult.

    I didn’t talk, or respond to you, silly boy.

    You’ve obviously just quoted me and come up with a completely irrelevant, juvenile, flame bait comment because you like being “very prickly”, so I don’t see why you’re so surprised when I talk about you in such a way.

    And I didn’t even call you a deluded moron.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    He’s not defending you, he’s attacking me!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Michael O’Connor

    “Can’t thewulf be O’connor himself?”

    I have better things to do than create alternate accounts just to flatter my own ego. Trust me, I’m as surprised by the defence as you are… not that I’m complaining.

    But if you want to rely on conspiracy theories to explain things, you go right on ahead and do that. There’s some tin-foil hats on the table over there if case you need any.

    “You’ve obviously just quoted me and come up with a completely irrelevant, juvenile, flame bait comment because you like being “very prickly””

    Because, ya know, naming me out and attacking my apparent character flaws to another poster isn’t at all irrelevant, juvenile, and flame baiting… right?

    *laughs*

    Once again, GIGA’s raging testosterone levels turn another perfectly decent comments section into a ego-stroking troll-fest. Nice job. *thumbs up*

    #14 5 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    Do you think it would have happened had you been more reasonable in the first place!?

    That’s your problem, O’Connor.

    You love dishing it out, but cry foul play when it comes back your way…

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Michael O’Connor

    “Do you think it would have happened had you been more reasonable in the first place!?”

    I’ll gladly respond to someone who flames me. Don’t blame someone else for your inability to control yourself, because as anyone who looks at this can clearly see, your freely threw the first bunch, my dear child.

    I’ll *gladly* argue with someone who directly attacks me. You’re such a raging sycophant that it’s hilarious.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    I’ll gladly respond to someone who flames me. Don’t blame someone else for your inability to control yourself, because as anyone who looks at this can clearly see, your freely threw the first bunch, my dear child.

    Punches eh?? LOL!

    How exactly did I flame you Mr O’Connor.

    Exactly which part of comment number 3 refers to you in any way, shape or form?

    (Oh, and by the way… you might want to try learning the definition of words that you don’t understand before using them!)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Michael O’Connor

    “How exactly did I flame you Mr O’Connor.

    Exactly which part of comment number 3 refers to you in any way, shape or form?”

    Nothing in comment 3 did. Neither did I flame you in comment 4… unless expression your opinion on a game constitutes as a “flame” now. Comment number 6 though…

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Freek

    MW2 is their main competition, it makes sense to parody their approach to try and position yourself as the better alternative.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    Neither did I flame you in comment 4… unless expression your opinion on a game constitutes as a “flame” now.

    Which is exactly why I refered to it as “completely irrelevant, juvenile, flame bait

    And not actually a flame.

    Nobody here is even discussing the quality of either game. Rather, as tempted as I was by Mr Grayson’s obviously loaded article, I intentionally made no comment whatsoever on the quality of either of the two titles.

    I just stated obvious observations that I’m sure that many people would have no choice except to agree with me about, adding my opinion of these observations at the end.

    Given that this is the case, the fact that you instantly tried to turn it into a ‘BC2 is 10 times better than MW2′ conversation by quoting my post makes me suspicious of your intentions.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    MW2 is their main competition, it makes sense to parody their approach to try and position yourself as the better alternative.

    Take note Mr O’Connor.

    Here is an example of a GENUINE response to my comment.

    One that I do agree with to a certain extent, Freek, but sometimes they do seem to go over the top.

    I can’t think of another game that’s tried to sell itself off of someone else’s title as much as this one is.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Kerplunk

    I just worked out what PSA stands for. :o

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Dimacorgan

    Yeah, it makes all the sense in the world, especially when the competitor is so huge… Frankly, I don’t see how you could honestly say that BC2 does everything 10 times better than MW2. And I am also kinda wondering on which basis any of us can say that greneades are actually overpowered… (they kind of annoy me as well, anyway)

    #23 5 years ago
  24. abbe

    I find that BC2 does most of its things better, mainly in its teamwork department, why? Because teamwork involves other things than killing the other team, like revives, resupplies, spotting, but in MW2 its only killing and once you’re dead, they will have their score and your team cant undo it.

    The Single player portion was in no way better than MW2 though, but the open-endedness of BC2 was a nice difference from the superscripted MW2 experience.

    Grenades are overpowered based on the notion that if they act as a “win button”, they are probably too powerful. I think they’re pretty well balanced in BC2 though, you don’t die unless they get around 2 meters away from you, and even then you pretty much have to be hurt already.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    I think the heavy parody is flattery – though at the same time they are keen to stress their differentiating factors. E.g. Why spam grenades when you can jump in a chopper?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. reask

    Maybe I am getting this wrong but I was of the impression that gaming was about fun.
    If so MW2 provides that.
    I mean its not about reality its about fast paced online gaming that is set up well.
    I have not played BC2 so I cant compare but I find MW2 enjoyable and that’s why I like it.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. SplatteredHouse

    I thought the clip was quite funny. What wasn’t as funny, was that someone forgot to set out the “conversation minefield” notice. You think they’re going to talk about games, you hope it may happen. but no, some people are back to throwing the thread off-course, with their own arguments, yet again. Do we need to read that, really, these games of he said/she said?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. SunKing

    They were ridiculous in CoD4, but they don’t seem so bad in MW2 (grenades, I mean). I don’t know, I might play some of it today. Had a hankering for it recently.

    Er, anyway, this did make me laugh because it does at least two things correctly: one, deservedly takes the piss out of MW2′s horrendous F.A.G.S video; and two, communicates the general, more off-the-wall, tone of Bad Company, which I dig.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. SplatteredHouse

    I think the differences in the scale/map design cause grenades to be less easily spammed in BFBC2. Also, like the video points out, you do have more relevent options most of the time.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    As a frequent Assault class player the ammo box + grenade jobby-lob still gets you some nice kills. Needs specific situations though and as SplatterHouse points out the scale/map design does a good job of reducing the effectiveness of the tactic.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    You get the option to throw grenades back in MW 2 so i dont see it as a problem. Dice really do seem to be a bit insecure if you ask me maybe they have finally relised they will never make 1 billion dollars with BF.

    Even funnier is Dice are doing all these videos saying we can do this they cant and whats IW doing whilst Dice are doing this, nothing becase they dont have to now thats cool :D

    #31 5 years ago
  32. DrDamn

    @The Hindle
    Throwing back a cooked grenade isn’t really all that easy :-)

    When I read this news article I did wonder if the guy got his Hot Potato bonus points for the battle … http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8556788.stm

    #32 5 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    The way I see it is if anyone still plays MW2, they get what they deserve ;)

    Yes, I said that.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m not sure if it was CoD4, or MW2, but one time I was playing and got taken out by what looked like a totally random grenade (it is possible that it was thrown in the direction of an orange dot if he had a UAV).

    So I got annoyed and said something like… ‘Wow! What was that!? You know what? I’m just gonna throw a completely random grenade and see if I get a kill!!!’, not expecting one of course. I just wanted to confirm that the game was being ‘unfair’ to me.

    So I spawned, faced the direction that I thought people were less likely to be in and just threw one into the air without even cooking it.

    A few seconds later…

    +100 (or +10 if it was CoD4) flashes up on my screen! LOL!

    That’s the only totally random grenade kill that I can remember ever getting.

    It’s happened to me loads, but I just get on with it.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. OlderGamer

    I like to mortor buildings.

    To the ground I bring them. Down.

    Watch the people run. The bodies fall.

    Destruction 2.0 is my call.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. G1GAHURTZ

    I never knew you were a rapper, OG!

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DrDamn

    I managed to get a team kill and destroy an M-COM whilst on defence last night by chucking a grenade in on an enemy setting a charge. It was the last straw in making the building collapse. I got -15 for the team kill – not sure about the M-COM :D

    #37 5 years ago
  38. OlderGamer

    Yea, well me and bois hit the clubs(VFW, Bridge, Golf, and Bingo) at night time dog. Sometimes I DJ at those.

    Just cause I’m older. Ya know. Ain’t like I am dead or noth’n.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL!

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DeSpiritusBellum

    That’s a nice commercial indeed. I was really disappointed when Activision pulled the other one.

    I’m yet to be killed by a grenade I couldn’t have moved from in Modern Warfare 2 though. Noobtubes are annoying sure, but in BC2 you’re basically expected to use them on a Team Fortress 2 level, so I fail to see how bitching about ‘em in one game and loving them in another makes any sense.

    Fact is, BC2 is like BF2 mixed with Modern Warfare elements, but it just doesn’t do any of those nearly as good. I can understand why they go that way, and the effects and the sounds are vastly superior, but if you’re serious about going for a game as polished as MW2, why would you leave in all the bugs that occasionally breaks your game, along with an interface that looks like it was made in the Soviet Union?

    I think it’s nice that some people like their games derivative and sloppy, and BC2 is arguably a game that’s worth getting, but I still don’t see the threat to Modern Warfare 2. It’s just not on the same level.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. DrDamn

    @DeSpiritusBellum
    The core reason for playing any game is gameplay not polish. BFBC2 has a different type of gameplay to MW2. Therefore some will prefer one over the other. I like a big emphasis on team play, big open maps and vehicular shenanigans – it doesn’t matter how polished MW2 is, it will never offer me these things in the way BFBC2 does.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. DeSpiritusBellum

    @41 Totally fair point. I really like the fact that BC2 has support classes, which is something I’ve missed playing in CoD, although apart from that I’m just the opposite kind of gamer. I don’t dig all the yomping in BC2, I’m more of an adrenaline addict, and I really like the fact that CoD doesn’t waste my time on interface or matchmaking. It means I can grab a quick game whenever I feel like it in about three clicks.

    I don’t mind people actually preferring one or the other, we’re all different, and BC2 has loads of other qualities just like you say, but argueing that you like BC2 because it’s somehow the better design is just bollocks. If it’s just better suited for you, then I have nothing against it – Play on!

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Michael O’Connor

    “The core reason for playing any game is gameplay not polish.”

    Or better yet… both!

    #43 5 years ago
  44. DrDamn

    @43
    Can’t polish a turd though can you? (*)

    (*) Though I accept that you can roll it in glitter.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. mington

    you can suck a turd into a spike and stab yourself ;)

    #45 5 years ago

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  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]