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Capcom no longer working with western devs on new IP

Monday, 17 May 2010 10:46 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimota has said the company will no longer be looking at western-based developers for new intellectual properties.

Speaking with the FT, Tsujimota-san said the company’s Japanese arm will now build any new creations, with western-based studios to make either sequels and ports only.

“As a group, the new titles where development was led from abroad didn’t do so well,” he said.

Tsujimota’s comments come on the back of the recent releases of Airtight’s Dark Void and GRIN’s Bionic Commando reboot, neither of which performed to expectations.

Despite that, western studios are still at work for massive sequels for the company, with Canada’s Blue Castle Games working on Dead Rising 2 alongside dev boss Keiji Inafune.

Tsujimota also said he has yet to see Nintendo’s 3DS up and running, but is “interested” in the handheld. He added that both Microsoft and Sony need to show its business models for how they intend to launch their motion controllers, Natal and Move, this fall.

“If there isn’t a strong business model message from the platform holders about how they will develop [motion controllers] with users, then I don’t think it will go well,” he said.

Thanks, 1UP.

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28 Comments

  1. Gheritt White

    Bionic Commando was an overlooked gem, IMHO. One of my fave games this gen and defo worthy of a sequel.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. polygem

    the xbl game yes. the full title was mediocore. also lost planet 2 fucked up. it´s not superbad but not as good as it could have been. lost planet as a franchise has an enormous potential and they pretty much failed to concentrate on that potential. they just made some weird design choices that ruined the experience as a whole for me. dark void was crap too. i think he´s right. the sooner they stop outsourcing the development the better…i want some capcom glory back…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gheritt White

    TI was talking about the full title, the one in 3D. Bonkers plot but sublime gameplay, especially towards the end.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Capcom need to give themselves a good hard kick up their own arses. If that’s even physically possible. Maybe with portals.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @1 I think it was not good game at all. Repetitive and very short. Not to mention about stupid things like when you are going somewhere you need less then 6-7 seconds or you will die.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    You’re perfectly entitled to your opinion Erthazus (and I appreciate that BC was not a great game by many people’s standards), but I’m not sure why you directed your comment at me?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. OlderGamer

    I give Capcom credit. They recognize that western styled/flavoured development is important, that games considered too JP don’t sell well outside of JP regions. However they seem not to understand how to make a game western enough.

    Like one of you said wierd design choices. It will be that or strange artistic designs. Or chars that where school girl outfits. Chars that look like left over 80s Glam Metal rockers. Chars that are underaged. Or Monsters that look lame instead of western looking aliens/undead/or whatever they have mutant looking stuff that would be at home in a bad B-movie. On the whole none of that fits.

    Much of it falls into already over done cliche’s.

    And their storys(and to be honest, most Capcom games are better then much of their fellow JP games)…

    The thing is, with Capcom, and with many JP games. The gameplay is still rock solid and air tight. I can tell you that Phantasy Star Universe has all of those stupid things I described, but also has the best action RPG gameplay that I have ever played on a console. Its near perfect. (Yes I know it is a Sega game, but as an example). And many of Capcoms games do the same thing.

    Lost Planet plays wonderfully, but in playing it, there are a few things that just don’t feel right. That can be said for many of their games.

    I feel that much of what comes out of JP has this problem. Lest Capcom has been trying to do something about it. I think it is maybe less to do with western devs making games for them, and more to do with the new IP line they have. Surly if Epic did the next Lost Planet, for example, we would have a borderline classic.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Bulk Slash

    I think Capcom’s biggest problem is that they’re trying to please the Western market. Resident Evil 5 was seemingly dumbed down to a 3rd person action game to compete with the likes of Gears of War, totally abandoning what made the series so good.

    The Lost Planet games are obsessed with trying to be Halo and totally forget to include a compelling single player experience. Same goes for Dead Rising 1.

    Capcom are at their best when making games their way e.g. DMC4, Street Fighter IV, etc. Trying to emulate the style of Western games means so far we’ve got the worst of both worlds. Capcom should stop pandering to the market and follow their own instincts (if they have any left).

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Filofax

    @7
    You make it sound like anything that comes out of Japan is an instant failure in the western market, not everything needs that western touch. Look at Bayonetta this is a Japanese game through and through, and the western market loved it. If everything was a western game we would be stuck with endless first/third person shooters, and the new flavour of the month sandbox games. Hey lets not blame the devs lets blame the IP, fact is developers in the west can make mistakes just like their Japanese counterparts. You must have a very short memory if you think that everything Japanese game studios have brought to gaming over the years has been received poorly in the west.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    The gameplay and difficulty challenge in Bayonetta was awesome but I honestly cringed through every single cutscene.

    Turns out transposing the personality of Dante to a female didn’t work as well as the core gameplay mechanics.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. BillyBatts

    Genuine question; How does it work the other way around? Which western franchises work in Japan? For example, is Gears ‘big in Japan’?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    Bayonetta was too eastern. Its another example of what I was driving at. The gameplay is tight, but the presentation is all wrong. Dantes Inferno or Bayonetta? ‘Nuff said.

    Of course western devs make mistakes.

    But.

    How much influence do you think Capcom had over said western developed games? I bet a lot. If the people paying for your services are demanding this or that, your going to cave.

    “anything that comes out of Japan is an instant failure in the western market” – Didn’t say that.

    “if you think that everything Japanese game studios” – Didn’t say that either.

    “If everything was a western game we would be stuck with endless first/third person shooters, and the new flavour of the month sandbox games” – I dissagree. Although if the top mega selling games in a region are shooters, and you want to compete in that region, it stands to reason that you need to offer something in a shooter that can indeed compete.

    I don’t hate JP games. And trust me, I have played more games then most. And in the end have prolly played more eastern games then western over the years. However in recent trends, the games out of JP have been lacking. The top selling games this gen in the NA market have been western games. By a landslide.

    And really it has less to do with where the studio is located and more to do with the style the studio is making their games in. And I think that JP is begining to understand this. Look at Nier, in west, adult hero. In east, child hero. Our markets out size the JP one. If they want to capture sales here they need to make games that can compete here.

    Years ago, most western devs made PC games. PC and consoles where light years apart. And very few western devs could compete with JP ones. But times have drasticly changed.

    If I had to over generalize and break down games, I would say that in gameplay most JP games are still solid. But their artistic style is offputting. Their story telling is stale. Their presentation is underwhelming. Their lack of understanding in terms of MP is staggering.

    Some people like to say that all the west makes is FPS and sandbox. First off sandbox is brilliant. So much value and replay value there. Much rather have a Red Dead or a Fallout then a FF one and done take me by the hand journey.

    There really is no right right or wrong, it boils down to preferance and taste.

    But fact is JP is struggling on PS3/Xbox360 in terms of competing with the big name western games. JP owns the Wii and handheld markets, which is prolly better suited to their gaming/pop culture anyways.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    @Billy

    I agree with where your going.

    Eastern and western Markets mey well get to the point where they are no longer compatible with each other. Some games right now aren’t.

    But you need to understand that JP won’t buy western game systems. It isn’t really about quality or game styles. It is about where the things are made. They didn’t buy xbox one, they don’t buy xbox360, and they won’t buy xbox next.

    SQE didn’t even put their new FF on xbox360 in JP. Only on PS3. They are very closed off that way.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gheritt White

    @ OG: I believe that’s a false stereotype. After all, the Japanese are not averse to buying Californian computers and consumer electronics (Apple) or European cars.

    I think it all boils down to hardware form-factor and build quality. If something is built to last, runs quietly, isn’t too big and looks pretty, then there’s no reason Western hardware wouldn’t sell in the East.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DaMan

    true, ie both the iPhone and Android are huge success in JP. and that’s despite all the other competing handhelds/smartphones they have there.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @OG, the problem is in the culture only.
    Bayonetta btw was too JP, it’s the style of JP games like Devil May Cry and e.t.c. It is the style of ANIME

    Japanese gamers like Anime stuff and i like it too, i know that Final Fantasy XIII flopped really hard (and in my opinion it is the worst Final FAntasy game ever) but you must understand that recession killed the most technologically advanced country. Now they are trying to survive and still making great tech products.

    but what about The Last guardian? What about Kingdom Hearts team game like Final Fantasy XIII Versus that could be a definition of FF games now?
    What about FF 14 MMO and e.t.c. Japanese gaming industry will survive and maybe not this generation where everybody slowly trying to develop for HD consoles, but next generation everything can dramatically change.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    During the 80s US cars would sit in the docks of JP unable to unload. Sometimes for months, sometimes for longer. I feel there is still a great deal of that still there. I had some family that was stationed in JP for a couple of years while in the Air Force. They would back me up on this.

    It is less that they hate the west, and more that they choose to suport their own products. Nothing overtly wrong with that really(not like a US Xbox is manufactured in the US anyways). But I think there feeling at the consumer and even at the development levels is that their products are better. Thats ok too.

    But while they are happy with their games, they can’t understand why the same said games don’t move in other markets. Games have evolved. JP games face stiff competition from outside game devs. And the JP games seem to remain very traditional.

    I think years ago western gamers played JP games because in all honestly there wasn’t much else to play. That has greatly changed.

    Some of JPs own game devs understand this. Unfortuanatly, some do not.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gheritt White

    In truth, American-built cars don’t sell at all in Europe, either. They’re just too big for our roads and have comparatively poor mile/gallon ratios. To the best of my knowledge, BMW and Mercedez have never had trouble selling their cars in Japan.

    In this way, American cars are much like JP games – they’ve just not evolved over the last fifteen years and are unwilling to adapt to local tastes at the expense of the home nations’ expectations. Similarly, J-games are so stat/turn obsessed and uniform in art style that they really only appeal to their home market.

    So, it’s not so much jingoism as creating products that have a universal appeal. How else do you account for Apple’s international popularity?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. AHA-Lambda

    this mean the DMC 5/ninja theory rumour is bull then?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen

    No.

    What Capcom mean is that any new IPs it intends to make will be done now by its Japanese arm, not those in the west.

    Studios in the west – like Blue Castle doing Dead Rising 2 – are allowed to sequels and stuff with any established Capcom IP.

    For the record, I asked Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades about that in an interview in Barcelona last week, but I can’t really say anything yet as it’s still under embargo until next Monday.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Crimsoneer

    @18 Spot on. Jp games, like Corvettes and Chevies, just don’t work outside their home market. It’s got little to do with protectionism and everything to do with a failure to move on.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    I guess that might be right GW.

    Because as an American I don’t see US cars as having a stuck in the past problem. I imagine the same is true for JP gamers when thinking about their own games.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gheritt White

    Have you ever visted Europe, OG? Narrow roads, cramped parking spaces, expensive fuel and lots of roundabouts. Not well suited for a Buick, as I’m sure you can imagine. Most European cars look like little eggs on wheels in comparison to the grander, wider American cars. They look impressive, but they’re not very practical and are expensive to maintain.

    That said, we’re only talking models here. Ford, Chrysler and GM all make Euro-only cars that dominate the market (in the UK, at least). Maybe JP game makers should look to American car manufacturers for inspiration.

    I suppose the ideal solution would be to have a Western designed, Japanese built game to get the best of both worlds.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. PS3_Rules

    Capcom needs to stick with it’s fighting games, Super Street Fighter 4 is great as I’m sure Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be brilliant, but games like Resident Evil 5, Lost Planet 2, Dark Void and Dead Rising 2 will always be garbage.

    I haven’t play a good Resident Evil since Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Resident Evil 4 & 5 were both huge disappointments in the series as I loved the first 3 games as well, although I’d kinda like to see them remake a Dino Crisis providing it’s not a disappointment like Resident Evil 4 & 5 were.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Gheritt White

    That reminds me – we need a Power Stone revival!

    #25 5 years ago
  26. PS3_Rules

    @25

    Indeed!

    #26 5 years ago
  27. MushroomStamp

    Capcom lost their mojo years ago and hasn’t made a great game in years. They are masters of the Niche’ market but can’t make great games for the masses anymore. They are stuck in the past.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. DaMan

    btw, Older funnily enough after all the western feedback Squenix got, they ‘ve released the original bishounen skin of Nier, heh.

    I wholeheartedly agree about Bayonetta’s narrative btw, I liked the female Dante, and I enjoyed it’s plot and everything actually, albeit I can see how ie NA audience could actually ‘cringe’ due to it’s hardcore oriental style. but no matter how you look at it, they should seriously consider doing some research on stotytelling. the plot was okay, but it was actually badly told . though, in all fairness western titles of the same genre ‘re lacking as much in combat mechanics. tap circle to win is no way of doing a slasher game, both Capcom and Tecmo got that right from the beginning.

    #28 5 years ago

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  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]

  • Halo 3: ODST and Relic remake come to The Master Chief Collection in May

    Halo 3: ODST and Halo 2′s Relic map remake are coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month. 343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection owners will get Halo 3: ODST campaign and the Relic remake in the next content update, due in May. And as promised, the April update has […]

  • Rockstar says Social Club wasn’t hacked, account details leaked from other websites

    Following a number of reports from users who had their Social Club accounts hijacked, Rockstar has confirmed that the service has not been hacked. Over the last couple of days, a few users on Reddit and Rockstar Twitter support started reporting getting kicked out of their GTA Online sessions and seeing an error telling them […]

  • That Destiny: House of Wolves teaser is packed with new intel, Reef reveal at 11.00am PST today

    The new Destiny: House of Wolves social space was revealed more fully than you might believe in today’s teaser. A teaser for a Destiny: House of Wolves’ new social space went live earlier to advertise today’s full reveal. But resident Destiny expert Arekkz went over the teaser with his very fine-toothed comb and turned up […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront content not shaped by DLC plans, says producer

    Star Wars Battlefront may have DLC on the cards already, but DICE hasn’t built the game with extra content in mind, apparently. Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17, and then on December 8, before the launch of the new movie, it’ll receive a slab of tie-in DLC. This early, pre-meditated content drop is a […]

  • We’ll finally get a look at Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June

    CI Games will show off Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June, according to the event’s official website. The Lords of the Fallen developer confirmed the game was in the works back in December as a AAA “production effort”. It is set during a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe and players will be […]

  • Ultima 7 Complete, Wing Commander 3, others added to Humble Origin Bundle 2

    The Humble Origin Bundle 2 has been updated with four more titles. The new titles are for Windows only and are SimCity 2000, Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger, Wing Commander 4: The Price of Freedom and Ultima 7: The Complete Edition. All can be yours if you pay above the current average, which […]

  • Don’t Starve Together has been updated to inlcude Reign of Giants expansion

    Don’t Starve Together has been updated and now includes “the vast majority” of the Reign of Giants content. Players who currently own Don’t Starve on Steam will get Don’t Starve Together for free when it exits Early-Access. During Early-Access, current owners of Don’t Starve get 2 copies of Don’t Starve Together through the Frontier Pack […]

  • Xbox Live Gold Members can play NBA 2K15 for free this weekend

    NBA 2K15 is free to play this weekend on Xbox Live for Gold Members in celebration of the NBA Playoffs. All Gold Members can play the basketball game for free starting at noon PDT April 24 through 12.01am Monday, April 27. Should you decide you want to purchase the game, your progress will carry over […]