GO FOR LAUNCH – E3 conference timings, liveblog details, pant-shitting news

Monday, 7 June 2010 09:48 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Get your towels ready. E3 kicks off on Sunday with Microsoft’s Natal Experience, before plunging headlong into an orgy of motherfucking gaming news, motherfucker. We’re as ready as we’ll ever be. Time for you to get up to speed.

We running this: let’s go. Hit the link for final timings on VG247′s press conference coverage. In triplicate.

Silo Sunday, June 13

Microsoft’s Natal Experience – 7.00pm PST, 3am BST, 4am CET Microsoft isn’t allowing any recording equipment in here at all, but we’ll have two people on-site. If there’s any news, we’ll get it out. Don’t be gigantically shocked if we get a rebranding and a date, although there’s a good chance Microsoft will save over retail info for its main conference the following day.

Megaton Monday, June 14

Microsoft – 10.00am PST, 6pm BST, 7pm CET The gaming world will hit DEFCON 1 in LA’s morning on June 14, when Microsoft’s bosses take to the E3 stage for the show’s proper start. Do not blink. Both myself and Nathan will be liveblogging this and posting photos, and we’ll have a full-team on-hand in both the US and UK for “news management”. There are likely to be some very big shocks, with a possible Slim reveal just one of many possible web-melters. We’ll bring you details of all the video streams nearer the time.

EA – 2.00pm PST, 10pm BST, 11pm CET Again, both Nathan and I will be in this shooting back text and images. Criterion’s Need for Speed could well air for the first time here, and you can expect fresh media on Medal of Honor, Crysis 2, Bulletstorm, Star Wars: The Old Republic and tons more. Mass Effect 3? Don’t bet against it.

Ubi – 5.00pm PST, 1am BST, 2am CET We’ll have full coverage again. Driver, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more make this an essential view, even if it takes place at 1.00am UK. If the wife complains, explain how important a place games news occupies in her life. Tell the kids, too. Just don’t tell the divorce lawyer.

Tectonic Tuesday, June 15

Nintendo – 9.00am PST, 5.00pm BST, 6pm CET This, to be frank, is going to be fucking mental. Nintendo’s already confirmed it’s to show 3DS and the next main Zelda game here, and those two announcements alone will be enough to have our tech guys dropping their phones down the toilet. We’ll have the full team on hand for this, and, again, we’ll being you all the details of video streams in good time. To reiterate, this will contain a Nintendo hardware reveal – don’t miss it.

Sony – 12.00pm PST, 8.00pm BST, 9.00pm CET The nukes will be fucking carpet-bombing by this point, and you’d have to be a grade-A simpleton to miss anything Sony has to say. Move, 3D, GT5, inFamous 2, LBP2, Last Guardian, Killzone 3 – it’s a multiple warhead assault straight up your fucking asshole. God only knows what we haven’t seen yet. Agent? GTA V? PSP2? Nathan’s interviewing Mikami while this is on, so there’s only me in here with three staff off-site in the US and UK, but I’m more than man enough to do the job of two. I am literally two men. We’ll bring you all the stream news later in the week.

Miyamoto event – 7.00pm PST, 3.00am BST, 4.00am CET Nintendo’s dev hero did a similar event last year, and considering we will have seen 3DS and the new Zelda earlier in the day this makes it an essential factory for weapons-grade plutonium manufacture. We’ll be in the audience wearing NBC suits to stave off the fallout from the previous two days for this, but if there’s news it’ll be on VG247.

White-out Wednesday, June 16

Konami – 1.00pm PST, 9.00pm BST, 10.00pm CET This is being streamed directly from Konami’s site, and both Nathan and I were booked for this time weeks ago, so we’re not going to have anyone in the crowd. Steph, Johnny and Joe will be on this like rabid, nuclear wolves, though. Metal Gear: Rising and Castlevania are certs, so be sure to be watching VG247 for all the news at it happens.

It goes without saying that we’re going to have the best E3 news coverage on the internet next week, so keep it locked for extensive details on all the news, games, cock-waving, buy-outs, launches and exec interviews and everything else from LA. We’ll have it all or die trying.


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  1. Raining_Upwards

    That sure is a lot of motherfucking.

    Looking forward to it.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. NGCes26294BIV

    Can’t wait.

    Would like to see some single player stuff from Halo: Reach.

    A HL2: Episode 3 announcement would be good, too.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I’m back from my travels and 100% ready for E3! Yeah!

    Only….. about 4000 RSS feed entries to get through and I’ll be up to date with everything I missed last week. :-|

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Can’t believe I’m leaving for LA on Thursday. Very pumped.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Detale

    I’ve just realised I’ve actually got next week booked off work. Now if only I could get out to LA…

    And you’ve got Wednesday’s date as the 15th when it should be the 16th.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    I had assumed E3 ran Fri-Sun. oppsy /sad face

    Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups. I’ve just added another 10 gamer years (they’re like dog years but a lot shorter) to my wait.

    Thats how Hero from heroes freezes time, he closes his eyes and thinks of E3

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mington

    @4 remember to pack your stab proof vest

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    oh, and your nappies :D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    @5 – Whoops. Changed it. Ta.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    @7/9 – I laugh in the face of knife crime and toilet accidents.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. tezzer1985

    Nice..going to have to watch the World Cup, and look at my lappy for a couple of the conferences..lets hope your coverage goes to plan..vg247 is my main gaming news feed

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Pytox

    Nintendo’s conference gonna be 2 full hours :D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Oh man so close now, Pat will you be doing one of those community ask a question features you do?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Redh3lix

    I better not be motherfucking dissapoint.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Joe Anderson

    I’m so excited I may just wet myself.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. NGCes26294BIV

    “I better not be motherfucking dissapoint.”


    #16 5 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    @15 i already have wet myself :(

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    I’m disappointed now the England vs US game in the World Cup avoids E3.

    That would have been fucking hilarious.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. mington

    I’m holding my bladder until the bayonetta 2 teaser trailer, then i’ll probably piss, shit and throw up at the same time; naturally.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    bst is the same as gmt right?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. mington

    British standard time = Greenwich mean time
    One and the same dear Watson

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Stefan1904

    Isn’t the Sony press conference at 11:30am PST? That would be 7:30pm GMT.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. mington

    scrub that, BST means British summer time

    i just invented an acronym

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Fin

    BST is GMT+1, but it’s the time zone we’re in now.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. mington

    In all honesty, i’m not too fussed about the precise timings, i’ll probably miss them anyways as i’ll be racing motor cycles whilst having sex or something equally as badass n cool

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Blerk

    At least all the platform conferences are on at decent times this year.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    @22 – It’s 12.00pm PST. They sent out an update on May 14 changing the time, presumably because it was too close to Nintendo.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. AHA-Lambda

    btw is there any way to watch the natal conference? I heard spike is streaming it but is that a US only thing?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    @28 + youtube is your best friends.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    AHA – GT will “apparently” stream it live, but they have the date down as June 15 at 3:30pm EST.

    As for if it’ll be US only, I doubt it.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. No_PUDding

    Gamespot always stream the big 3 conferences.

    How exciting. So glad it lands on my days off! How lucky is that?

    #31 5 years ago
  32. No_PUDding

    I thought Son’y s was 7.00pm BST.


    #32 5 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt

    @32 – California’s eight hours behind the UK at the moment.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. mington

    #34 5 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    Wow Garratt a little pumped there eh :D

    “It’s a multiple warhead assault straight up your fucking asshole”.


    #35 5 years ago
  36. deanimate

    I’m on a boat…

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Stefan1904

    Why does GameTrailers lists the MS conference half an hour later than VG247? They also list the Natal event on tuesday. I’m confused.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Freek


    #38 5 years ago
  39. OlderGamer

    I gotta be about the only gamer here that isn’t pumped for E3.

    I just don’t see too much to get excited about. Lots of sequels. Lots of talk about casual gaming controls with Move and Natal. Talk about 3D gaming. And Sony charging for PSN services.

    Call me jaded but I just don’t see what all of the fuss is about.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. fdelfino

    The first thing people will do once they get Natal will be kung-fu movements, like Bruce Lee. Or give the middle finger…

    If Natal allows you to do that, I’m sold.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Psychotext

    I gotta be about the only gamer here that isn’t pumped for E3.

    Nope, not just you. There will need to be a complete megaton to catch my interest. None of the leaked stuff so far has looked particularly interesting.

    You can keep 3D, Move, Natal and the vitality sensor. Though I wouldn’t argue with finding a little more out about the new DS.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Freek

    Yeah, just a bunch games at the peak of the technology cycle, nothing interesting at all, you won’t buy any new games this or next year, right? Just all totally boring, nothing worthwhile at all…

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Psychotext

    Has looked mostly like a bunch of sequels to me, so yeah, pretty boring. I’m much more interested in tech… which things like Move and Natal will ensure are quite some way off.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. fdelfino


    Perfect example of what E3 will look like after Half-Life 3 is announced.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Anders

    3DS will be interesting, as will PSP2, if Sony won’t sit on that one until GC or TGS. As for Natal and Move… Meh.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Bleak Harvest

    Hype Got.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added Activision to this. Taking “leaving it a little late” to new levels.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Johnny Cullen

    Pud – GT’s exclusively streaming the MS pressers, both main and Natal.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Erthazus

    @The question is: Will GT stream it? Or it is exclusively for SPIKE and will it stream in EU?

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Johnny Cullen

    It’ll stream worldwide.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. OlderGamer

    “Yeah, just a bunch games at the peak of the technology cycle, nothing interesting at all, you won’t buy any new games this or next year, right? Just all totally boring, nothing worthwhile at all…”

    First up, your right, sorta.

    In thinking about the games I am going to buy this year, you would be hard pressed to find one without a number attached to the end of the name.

    Please note that “Technology Cycles” don’t fun games equal. All we are really talking about is refined graphics. Slightly nicer looking versions of games we have already played. Hence the whole sequel thing.

    All I am really seing from E3 is hype hype hype and more hype. Normal E3 stuff really. It just seems that with the meltdown and colpase of E3, in the past, due to its over the top hype fueled excesses – one might think that we could remain grounded with some sensibilities. But the thing is spewing hype in all directions.

    Seems everyone is leaking teasers, claiming that they have a world altering bomb to drop at E3.

    E3 is going to feature, very pointedly, motion/casual controls, PSN+, a new DS, and … oh yea, sequels.

    So your right. We will prolly see the best this generation will have to offer. That in and of itself is a tad anticlimatic if you ask me.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Patrick Garratt

    Just removed a bit. The Acti thing isn’t a press conference, we were told yesterday. It’s a “preview event”.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Blerk

    For a single game? Or for all of their games?

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Filofax

    @51 I’m really looking forward to this years E3, but I have to admit you hit the nail on the head about the hype. It’s just a shame that a lot of the stuff that’s been mentioned so far will not live up to the hype that’s being generated.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Patrick Garratt

    @53 – All of them, I think.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Raining_Upwards

    @51 ‘E3 is going to feature, very pointedly, motion/casual controls, PSN+, a new DS, and … oh yea, sequels.’.

    Don’t forget 3D. There will be shitloads of that tech shove down our collective throats.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Freek

    Technology cycles do influnece game fun ALLOT. Games suffering due to being “launch titles” is a well known issue. Developers are spening more time getting to grips with techology rather then designing gameplay.

    But now, we’re in the middel, when everything is well known and polished. Developers get on with doing they stuff they coulden’t before.
    And that results in some pretty spectacular stuff. And why it’s often the sequels that are most fondly rememberd, the games that launch a couple years into the cycle.
    And this is also the time the games that have been longer in development start getting some actual gameplay.
    For example; Ico, Shadow of the Collasus and now Last Gaurdian all came at this time.

    #57 5 years ago

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    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]