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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light gets first video, voice actor

Sunday, 16 May 2010 19:20 GMT By Joe Anderson

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The first gameplay footage of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light has emerged, showing the new top-down style in action.

It certainly looks a lot different from the Lara we’re used too, but that’s to say it’s not all-good.

In other news it’s been confirmed on the game’s official forums that British actress Keeley Hawes is the one playing the voice of the games main lady.

Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light is due for release this summer on XBLA, PSN and PC.

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36 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    Sold.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Bikki

    I wonder if Lara actually survived in that tomb in the fourth game.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Joe Anderson

    I do like the look of this.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DaMan

    what’s the news thread for these days, if you never check it?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Well… I don’t know. Looks atleast decent.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DJ Deathstar

    Looks pretty decent actually

    #6 5 years ago
  7. The Hindle

    Meh Id rather have a new Legacy of Kain from Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider is well past its sell by date now.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DaMan

    I hope they never make another LoK :P, aside from the 1999 one those games were awful.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    I was sold… until Lara spoke at the end.

    I HATE HER CHARACTER.
    She’s pompous, mean, frustrating and her accent is irritating.

    I’ll buy this and play it in mute.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. The Hindle

    The problem with Lara Croft is she has no character thats why the franchise has stagnated over the years, its only been her tits that have kept it going :D

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DaMan

    hmm no, she’s a fantastic, subtle character. aside from the Legend, I always liked her. I just hope they never make her american.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/108/1089953p1.html

    Dear VG247, Gamestop preorder bonus

    #12 5 years ago
  13. onlineatron

    ‘Fantastic, subtle’

    I’d imagine that you go around wearing garish red wigs yelling obscenities in the street whilst insisting you’re being ‘nonchalant’… Because you don’t seem to have a grasp on the meaning of subtlety.

    For heaven’s sake Lara killed a mythical sea creature at the start of Underworld for no reason other than it was in her way!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Bikki

    I liked her ass in Underworld

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DarkDevil

    hey @vg247-team:

    i have a question and i dont know where i can ask,
    i have see that you have write here so i ask here ^.^

    is this a fan-page ,
    or is vg247 a company or so?

    do you get money for this page, or is it just created by your own?

    sorry if this is writed somewhere else,
    but i havent could find it

    ^^

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DaMan

    @onlineatron you entirely missed my point, I was referring to the way her character was developed over the course of the game.

    and what you call ‘pompous’ and ‘mean’ I see as bold and self confident.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DJ Deathstar

    Agreed with Hindle, give us LoK! whether it be a Kain game or a Soul Reaver game!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. PS3_Rules

    Terrible.
    What is this a PSOne game? (sarcasm) but it’s sure using the style of one.
    I was thinking of buying this for co-op, but after watching the video I won’t be wasting my money.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. AHA-Lambda

    YEA! I want LoK godammit!

    NObody gives a shit about tomb raider anymore anyway!

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DaMan

    judging by the sales (aside from the initial Underworld figures), nobody gives a shit about LoK and it’s appalling gameplay instead .

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Galactic_Barret

    DaMan, you truly have terrible tastes in games (so far) to be frank. First, SO:TteoT was good (….! Threw up a little in my mouth) and now LoK was bad? I don’t know what to say other than that you should never advise anyone on playing anything decent.

    Also, yes, Lara has always been a poor character who got by on looks. Once good TR-type games where developed, she got lost in the stampede.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DaMan

    I didn’t know that sir errr, Galactic_Barret (unfortunately, I basically never heard of you until today, except that I remember some weed conversation going on here a few months back).. was the leading internet game critic and an ultimate Star Ocean expert as well. probably it will surprise you, but lots of people “throw up a little in their mouth” when trying your favourite titles.

    either way, I said that LoK games had appaling *gameplay*, which makes them.. bad to play, you know? after the PS1 Soul Reaver, many people, myself included found them dull, repetitive and not offering anything new to the genre. pretty much the only people that keep on caring are the hardcore series’ story fans, particularly after the latest entry (Defiance). perhaps you shouldn’t be such a dick and respect others’ tastes in gaming as well?

    also, Lara was very well developed in the CD games, surely more interesting than some generic everyday american guys. she also always had an actual personality, at least compared to other 90s games back then. lost? hardly an appropriate word for a classic videogames icon.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Galactic_Barret

    I’m no dick, but you need to be told. Its like, when you see someone walking down the street, looking fresh, with TP on their shoes or a stain on their shirt. Got to let them know.

    Explain to me Lara’s character. I mean, we know she’s definitely a cold person, but tell me more. She’s snarky, unfunny and rude. With (used to be) huge boobs. Speaking of boobs, its funny how the series fell (again) after they lessened her cup size in Anniversary.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Galactic_Barret

    Also, I believe ‘lost’ is an absolute perfect word to describe where she, and plenty of other 90′s icons, stand. No clear vision of where you’re going, keeping up with the Joneses to stay relevant. Crash, Lara, Spyro. Even series like RE, SH, RE, AitD. Struggling to find an identity when everything was formed on a paper-thin foundation to begin with.

    They started soulless, faceless puppets that these developers are trying to transform into Pinochio. Thats the main theme of the gen: Personification.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DaMan

    unfortunately, you are a dick rider. the reason is because you chose to say I shouldn’t recommend games to someone because you have different tastes, that is at least funny. you believe I won’t say LoK is crap the next time?

    I have a better idea, sir “Galactic_Barret”. I don’t really need to do anything like that, since you even fail to grasp how a game for teens like TteoT has a good plot.. no, not backpedalling, I just don’t want to entertain you, since you’re either that or just a moron ( “Got to let them know”). much like I don’t need to ‘explain’ it to prepubescent boys who can’t see past her boobs. these ‘debates’ aren’t fun. why don’t you look her character analysis on the internet yourself, these days there’re plenty. or better yet, why don’t you mail Toby Gard, I’m sure he’ll send you a detailed description?

    oh, and like I said, people usually compare 90s games to 90s. old Lara to that gen ones, CD Lara to today’s. all characters ‘ve started as soulless puppets back then.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. DaMan

    oh, and “You gave no advice, though. You only said LoK was terrible and I commented on your poor tastes in games. Don’t be mad. I’m sure you’ll survive my critique.”

    actually, I commented on LoK games being poor, when you, instead of posting similar comment chose to pretty much attack my ‘tastes in gaming’ and made a post recommending me to not giving advice to others. after which I suggest you to simply piss off and perhaps respect others’ views a bit more. not mad, merely I’m not into decent conversations with people like that.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Galactic_Barret

    You don’t remember me speaking of my wife and daughter a few months back? Anyway…

    1. TteoT does not have a good plot. Its nonsense (Hey! I don’t really exist! I’m a TV show! Identity crisis!) that transcends the age rating.
    2. The burden of proof is upon you, sir. I gave my reasoning on why she is a poor character. If you forfeit, fine.
    3. The insults are unnecessary. If you can’t debate, don’t. You (as in all people, for clarity) look like a fool when you hurl insults without substance.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Galactic_Barret

    It was an observation. You believe TteoT was good and the opposite for LoK, which is completely backwards. Dumbfoundingly so. I’m fine with that, at least I was until you dropped the LC character bomb. That was too much.

    If you don’t want to have a conversation with people who are honest with you, I’m sorry. The internet doesn’t leave a lot of room for tact, though.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaMan

    no, I don’t remember. lots of people here, and unless it’s someone like one of those ‘top posters’ or someone I actually had a conversation based on mutual interests, I forget them. I do remember the weed one involving you though, but I wasn’t a huge part of that one myself.

    “The burden of proof is upon you, sir. I gave my reasoning on why she is a poor character. If you forfeit, fine.”
    heh, hardly. why don’t you do what I ‘ve suggested? if someone chose to post what was said above there, I ‘m not going to have a reasonable debate with them, besides I ‘m not sure ‘enlightening’ you will be fun. I actually believe you should perhaps do some research about later Lara (as in CD games) at first, judging by your “observations”. here, I can even show you where to start:
    http://www.edge-online.com/blogs/who-the-real-lara-croft
    Google is your friend.

    oh, and it’s – you believe LoK was good versus SO3, “Dumbfoundingly so”. while I don’t, a bunch of rewievers don’t, and declining sales of LoK don’t. that doesn’t mean it’s a fact, merely that these people have different tastes than you. perhaps you should refrain from forcing your “honest” personal views on others like I said.

    I insulted noone here, I merely summed up what you were being like atm. now if you excuse me, I’m going to go to sleep. and stay tuned for the next LoK article on vg247, I’ll be sure to comment on that.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Galactic_Barret

    Goodnight, brah. Maybe next time, a link or something to back up what you say. Even BDH does as much. The weed conversation was when I talked of my wife and daughter.

    Also, if moron dickrider, and ‘prepubescent boy’ aren’t insults to adult induvidual, I need a new definition.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Galactic_Barret

    Thanks for the article, but I want to say two things: That article conveys the same cookie-cutter personality of all generic heroes (Infallable, fearless, strong, smart, etc) with the caveat that, although she is a buxom beauty, her looks on factor into the players perception of her, not her enemies; A wrinkle in well worn cloth. Second, if some traits of her can only be portrayed writing, and not her games, then that is a problem with her characterization in her main medium.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Blerk

    That’s kind of interesting. The Diablo-style camera viewpoint was certainly a bit unexpected, even though they’d pretty much said it was going to be like that in the previews and stuff. Perhaps I’ll keep an eye on this after all.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Bulk Slash

    That looks pretty good, I wasn’t expecting much from this but the co-operative gameplay looks like it could be the source of some clever puzzles. I’d still like another Legend/Anniversary styled game, as long as it’s not dull and rushed like Underworld.

    I’m really pleased to hear Keeley Hawes is doing the voice again, she’s perfect in the role.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Gheritt White

    A cross between Diablo and original Prince of Persia, then? Sounds interesting on paper but looks pretty underwhelming in motion, IMHO.

    Also Soul Reaver 1 and 2 were fucking *amazing* games, what’s not to like about them? Sequel now, please!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. DaMan

    “next time”? haha, I sure was told. funny yeah, I actually believe it’s you who should try harder, especially with the SO3 and that twist since that argument is pretty much the same asinine, close minded bollocks I hear since 2004. the twist was in itself, cliched but the way they did it was better than most of other games, and Matrix (original movie) which makes it very much decent for a jrpg aimed at 17 y/o. certainly on par with the better examples in the genre. see, you aren’t exactly fun. try something else.

    oh, was that the weed one, well unfortunately I don’t remember the part about ” the wife and daughter”. only the one where you were so pissed about someone on the interwebs not enjoying the concept of getting high same as you. perhaps you once again acted in a similar manner as you do atm, thus preventing me to notice the part where you referenced the relatives? the dickrider is pretty much the way you started this one, no insulting just describing the way you act. oh, and I said you’re either trying to entertain yourself or a moron, since you said “I need to be told”. the prebuscent one wasn’t even about you, so why do you even care?

    either way, I believe you should first read some of the stuff like the one I linked to, seems like you have yet a lot of things to discover about this character, probably after that you should start correcting others. “same cookie cutter personality” etc ? hardly, you can say that about pretty much every similar game (tps) protagonist these days but it were them that copied her, not the other way around. certainly that makes them ‘lost’, not the original archetype. Lara doesn’t need to be ‘refreshing’, it’s the new ones that should do that to become noticeable. she’s a classic, not a cliche, see. and addressing your second point: the issue is with your idiosyncrasy, as well as being as subtle as a battering ram hence you fail to see “characterization in her main medium”.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Holy shit burgers. I’m sold. Day one.

    #36 5 years ago

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    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]