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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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    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]