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EA: Respawn creating own IPs, not Battlefield or Medal of Honor

Monday, 12 April 2010 19:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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EA Games boss Frank Gibeau has made it pretty clear what the stance is on Respawn Entertainment are making from the EA side of things: new IPs, nothing from existing shooters from the publisher.

Speaking with Kotaku following this afternoon’s announcement of the formation of the new studio, created by ex-Infinity Ward bosses Vince Zampella and Jason West, asked if would be going anywhere near Medal of Honor or Battlefield, Gibeau said:

“That’s not an option.

“These guys are about pursuing their own IP. Internal to EA, we’ve got some incredible development and franchise happening with Medal of Honor and Battlefield. This is an EA Partners deal .., these guys have no roles in those franchises.”

Zampella said the developer hasn’t “decided what the game’s going to be yet, what the IP’s going to be. But we think that’s a good thing for us and our creative process.”

Respawn will maintain full control over intellectual properties it will create under the partnership with EA Partners, which will have publishing and distribution rights to its games for the foreseeable future.

Zampella has already said that creating the new studio was “daunting and exciting”, adding today was “a total reset”.

Meanwhile, at the formal reveal for Crytek’s Crysis 2 last week in New York, EA Partners boss David DeMartini told VG247’s Patrick Garratt that Infinity Ward’s creative team had “blown up”, citing the developer of this year’s Call of Duty title Treyarch as the “b-team”.

Activision, on the other hand, is in “we told you so” mode: it says the move comes as “no surprise” to the firm “given the myriad of improper activities” detailed by the firm in its countersuit to Ward and Zampella, who are suing the firm for $36 million and control of the Modern Warfare IP, on Friday.

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17 Comments

  1. markclapham

    I await their bold new IP, Shooty War Soldier Man.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. AlmightyDogbert

    EA should get them together with DICE to make battlefront 3.
    Come on, it will sell more than COD.. it’s freaking star wars!

    DO IT NOW.

    I await their new IP

    #2 5 years ago
  3. fdelfino

    I only wish it’ll surpass the creative storytelling of MW2.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DeSpiritusBellum

    Man, at least the newsbloggers get something to post about. So far all I’m seeing is “talk, threat, boast, lawsuit, talk”.

    None of that produces games, however. Wake me up when we get there, eh?

    @2 Zampella and West annihilated DICE at their own game, why on earth would they want to work with the losing team?

    They’re gonna headhunt whoever they think is worth saving from Infinity Ward, and then they’re gonna put together whatever team they like. I think it’s safe to say that EA won’t be clamping down on their expenditures.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. AlmightyDogbert

    @4
    DICE and iw produce very different games and DICE are picking up the pieces and are starting to get back on track to being dominant or on-par, especially when battlefield 3 comes about.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Goliath

    If EA thinks these two can replicate the success they had with Call of Duty, they’re kidding themselves. This is poor forecasting again by EA. No wonder the board has to question the ability of the CEO to run the ship. I see another Pandemic on the horizon.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DeSpiritusBellum

    @5 I’ll believe it when I see it. BC2 was fun, but it was so full of bad design decisions that should’ve been addressed. Aside from the Battlefield games, DICE have never really excelled, and I doubt they’re truly better than that.

    You’re right, they are different games, but they’re both aiming for the exact same audience. That’s why DICE started the Bad Company franchise and introduced campaigns in the first place.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @7 oh, shut up troll. If they are bad, then they could change it since Battlefield 2, but it is now a standard for multiplayer videogames.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. AlmightyDogbert

    @7

    Call of duty franchise is far far more successful, but battlefield is pulling very good sales and more importantly growth. DICE is also hard at work on a very interesting frostbite engine and work to improve those gameplay mechanics it’s started, as well as the higher player counts like it did back in the day

    I feel modern warfare cannot replicate it’s success especially with recent events. It will still attain very good sales, most liekly more than battlefield and medal of honour but will not sastify gamers nearly as much as the preceeding titles. Meanwhile, DICE is constantly improving whilst bending to be more appealing to COD players.

    I am probably wrong in saying Battlefield will be dominant but I think EA is on course to be course to take the fps crowd from Acti with COD starting to fail and EA having battlefield, crysis and Medal of honour.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AlmightyDogbert

    @7

    Care to explain in greater detail the “bad design decisions that should’ve been addressed” and why they have never excelled?

    Battlefield 2 and battlefield bad company 2 have amazing multiplayer especially when played tactically with friends which for many people is greater experience than playing COD, even if this doesn’t show in sales.

    DICE is constantly developing their games with destruction and large scale warfare and I can only see them improving this while the call of duty franchise stagnates.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DeSpiritusBellum

    @8 Telling people to shut up in a comment section is really bright. As opposed to you, I argue my case. You’re free to counter, but at this point I don’t expect that much from you. Keep up the good work, you’re a real asset.

    @9,10 That’s an awful lot of questions. I respect what you’re saying though, and I’m gonna try to take it from the top:

    BC2 isn’t performing badly, and some people certainly do love it. I think that’s a credit to what works in the game, and it has certainly fully justified itself in that respect.

    I’m not argueing against peoples right to love BC2, I’m just saying that it’s a pretty flawed design for a AAA-production, all the same.

    I have no insight in DICE except for the games they make. I played BF2 a lot, I even paid the outrageous price for the Special Forces expansion, and that legacy is one of the things that makes me disappointed in BC2. It’s basically the same game, with a few adjustments. You talk of stagnation, while MW2 is only two renditions into the franchise. DICE have had the better part of a decade to perfect their formula, and they’ve done so awfully little with it.

    It has “destructible environments” which I find pretty annoying, although it might be down to poor balancing of the system. I don’t think it’s fun to have five guys firing explosives at you when you’re trying to take cover. To me that’s Team Fortress 2 antics, not a military style shooter. The whole problem is amplified by the fact that DICE have made their weapons completely unrealistic in terms of standard dispersion and response (recoil) on top of outrageous player health, so people are choosing the easy way, namely lots and lots of explosives, adding to my quarrel. If guns were that useless in real life, most engagements would be happening at 20 yards or less. It would be Napoleanic warfare.

    Add to that a lot of smaller problems like lousy graphics, invasive fog on every level (possibly to hide the graphics?) a completely horrendous interface, slow authentication, antiquated server browser and a lot of bugs that are so common, they really should have been picked up during testing.

    Things like that just doesn’t inspire a lot of faith in DICE for me. And the problem is, it’s like that every game with them. If you take Mirror’s Edge, it was a freakshow of unintuitive controls and a general lack of understanding of what gameplay should enable you to do.

    The tragic part is, most of their games could’ve been great. I played Rallisport Challenge (which is a DICE game according to Wikipedia?) and I still consider it the most fun rally game out there, but it still smacked you with annoying bugs and things that just should’ve worked better all the time.

    That’s why I say they’re an average game developer that does everything well enough, but not a lot very well.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. AlmightyDogbert

    Opinions, each to their own.

    I do agree with a few of your points such as those based around the general smog. I’ve never been bothered with any bugs or explosive over-use or guns being useless or the graphics. It’s certainly not fantastic, playing by myself I can find it boring even, but I throughly enjoy it with a couple of I met on the games forums.
    Battlefield 2 may well have been better, but their run on consoles have been a bit of a trial of new things that could develop into great features, like the destruction, thus the reason why Battlefield 3 [could] be brillant.
    Modern warfare, I feel will stagnate because of the constriction of the creative talent at infinity ward and that they are unlikely to make changes to the core fundamental gameplay so it will be more of the same, what changes they made with modern warfare 2 have been good and bad. Weapons were/are unbalanced and their still are some noticable expolits, but they did work on reducing grenade spam (as much as they could) and making far more varied maps. So more of that, might not work so well. – but it could easily be successful since a LOT of people don’t seem to care about what’s inside the box, just the title.

    Tbh, ^^ all of the above really doesn’t matter a great deal. People might not like Battlefield, because it has problems and fundamental differences. However, other games in the EA line-up especially MOH may cause more of ‘that’ fps crowd to fall to EA.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @11 i’m telling you to shut up because you basically trolling. We talked about this and you still trolling that they are not good.

    With the stuff like this:
    *invasive fog on every level (possibly to hide the graphics?)*

    I can’t respond to you, because it’s just plain stupid when this is a standard direct X9 effect and they are trying to hide the graphics. You want me to make a screenshot of Battlefield:Bad Company 2 on max graphics? It’s a Crysis on High settings, not ultra. But every detal and texture is in high quality.

    *their weapons completely unrealistic in terms of standard dispersion and response (recoil) on top of outrageous player health*

    Bullshit. you think that Modern Warfare is realistic? Owwwwwwwwwww…
    I will give you a little hint. Weapon mechanic is similar from ArmA 2 with few arcade stuff.
    Health? Play on hardcore servers. The reason is why it have big health, because it’s not an Urban Warfare mechanic where you have small maps and you need to find someone.
    If everybody could have little health, there would be a rifle fuckfest.
    you don’t even understand the balance.

    Then Mirrors Edge their probably first in many years singleplayer game and it is very innovative and still you have a hatred for DICE:

    *it was a freakshow of unintuitive controls and a general lack of understanding of what gameplay should enable you to do.* – and that is bullshit. Absolutely bullshit, i know that console suffered from this (maybe, i didn’t played it), but i played on PC and didn’t have any problems. No one have.

    Other stuff you are talking about is a lie or hatred. Thats it. Especially with servers, when there are no better system then Punkbuster and dedicated servers.

    @12 stop trying to talk with him. He just don’t like Battlefield series and like Modern Warfare. Thats it. He won’t admit that Battleifled:BC2 uses great formula since 2002 year. He is trying to troll every DICE news

    #13 5 years ago
  14. DeSpiritusBellum

    @12 I think you’re right about the next generation of CoD, but Infinity Ward is going to be Infinity Ward in name only. The competent guys from that company is going to get an invitation from West and Zampella.

    I don’t think the weapons in MW2 are unbalanced at all short of the ubiquitous noobtube, and I don’t see what the alternative is. BC2 has a far narrower choice of weapons, and those are so unbalanced that most people are only playing one of two classes (either nootuber AN94 or HK416, or M60 medic). I just don’t see the same thing when I play MW2, and I think that’s down to a more logical balance (Two basic levels of damage, low levels of dispersion).

    I think MW2 went with a platform that worked and just improved it with some more interesting killstreaks and perks, and some very competent map designs. The series hasn’t changed a lot, but it’s only gotten better, and personally I think it’s the most fun you can have with a multiplayer pvp shooter at the moment.

    I’m don’t really care about either publisher, they’re both just companies making money off other peoples creativity and trying to get as much out of you as possible. But I think the Medal of Honor franchise is as dead as it can get by now.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DeSpiritusBellum

    @13 You’re the only one being an obnoxious fanboy in this comment section right now.

    I can respect a guy like Dogbert laying out his views as an adult, but I’m not going to justify your frothing posts by countering with actual arguments.

    Get a grip, man. You can read any professional review to have any of those critiques affirmed. DICE hasn’t gotten an aggregate rating from reviewers above 90% since Battlefield 2. Mirror’s Edge was barely rated 81%.

    Now do us all a favor and get a rabies shot, eh?

    (For the record I never called MW2 realistic. There are no realistic wargames or shooters on the market)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @15 There is. ArmA is a realistic shooter (kind of realistic.)

    And Halo games have scores like 94-97 and what? You are another everyday consumer that bought Modern Warfare game.
    And every professional reviewer have critiques about a singleplayer in Battlefield:BC2 OR… maybe a prooflink?

    *most people are only playing one of two classes (either nootuber AN94 or HK416, or M60 medic). * – bullshit. Or you need to see my clan tag what they use most of all? I can give you a clear picture that this is not a fact.

    and Killstreaks are awesome, one soldire after killing few people have an access to nuke or AC-130 and then it’s an arcade time. Interesting idea, i see.

    You talk too much and i never saw a prooflink on the unbalanced shit and e.t.c. Everytime you whine about something that was perfected since Battlefield 2. Prooflinks please.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DeSpiritusBellum

    @16 Look. I’ve studied warfare for the better part of five years, reading everything from Sun Tzu to Grant and von Moltke, and I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt, there is nothing realistic about Operation Flashpoint, ArmA or Arma 2 except for the fact that it’s really really really bad.

    It’s a half-finished game posing as a military simulator, in spite of the AI not even being able to execute the most basic maneuvers used by modern militaries. Not even the firing animations applied are realistic. It’s a sham, and while I like playing with soldiers as much as the next guy, I still have the cognizance to know that much.

    They might be able to still sell a few copies to some loyal suckers, but if you think that’s realistic, then you don’t know the first thing about warfare.

    It’s obvious to me that you don’t know the first thing about anything we’ve been discussing, whether it’s networking or recognizing a broken game when you see one, so I think it’s pretty pointless to keep going with this.

    And I’m sorry if you find MW2 too hard, but a lot of people appreciate the challenge. The good players know how to avoid those killstreaks, and the good players are usually also the ones controlling them. If you can’t handle people being better than you like that, then don’t play a competitive online shooter. Certainly not one that actually challenges you like that.

    Either way I’m not gonna waste my time argueing with you. Rage on as much as you want, I really couldn’t care less.

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/03/24/battefield-conquest-vs-rush-vs-issues/

    #17 5 years ago

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    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • 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 […]