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New Grid, Operation Flashpoint coming from Codemasters

Monday, 26 July 2010 14:17 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Codemasters’ SVP of production Jame MacDonald has told Develop that new iterations of Race Driver: Grid and Operation Flashpoint are in development.

The games are currently in development at the company’s Southam studio alongside DiRT 3.

“We’ve got a major launch with F1 coming up in September and developed at our Birmingham studio,” said MacDonald, “and we hope to draw new IP from there. Our Guildford studio is working hard on Bodycount, and we will be looking to to take that franchise further and further with the addition of more IP.

“In Southam it’s full steam ahead with the next iteration in our Flashpoint series, as well as the next Dirt and Grid. It’ll be interesting to see how it all pans out.”

The original Race Driver: Grid launched in 2008 for PS3, 360, PC and DS, while the last Operation Flashpoint, Dragon Rising, released last year for PS3, 360 and PC.

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27 Comments

  1. Boris Fett

    Awesome. Race Driver: GRID is an amazing driving game.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Droid

    GRID and Dirt were cool but Opflash:DR was a big disappointment. Can’t see me making a mistake like buying a new version of this game again.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Kill Operation Flashpoint.

    That was a fucking disaster. this year i finished Operation Flashpoint 1 campaign and it was brilliant. I’m still playing that old geezer.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. RoarrrUK

    Dirt2 was great. Not a big fan of grid due to its handling.

    Can’t wait for F1 2010. Going to pick it up for PC & PS3. Roll on September.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DeSpiritusBellum

    Awesome news. Dragon Rising had a lot of potential.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    “Dragon Rising had a lot of potential.”

    LOLWUT? Really? I thought it was doomed from the start.
    What did Bohemia Interactive with OP:Flashpoint can’t do Codees. They proved it.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DeSpiritusBellum

    @6 Well, you also think ArmA 2 is a great game. You’re disqualified, kbye.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    I enjoyed GRID, it got a bit too hard for me near the end, but I enjoyed it.

    I got it for 5usd on steam, I kinda think i will be waiting awhile fo rthat kind of deal on this one.

    Oh well, I have time.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Bikki

    YEEESSSSS! I love GRID.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @7 After 2 patches it’s a great game, so you are disqualified.

    + with new expansion it is more badass. With destruction and other stuff.

    OP:DR nothing will help.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. GwynbleiddiuM

    I want OFP :( but I need it done far better than Dragon Rising …

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Whizzo

    The Xbox 1 version of Cold War Crisis was a bazillion times better than Dragon Rising, hopefully Codemasters will have realised how badly they screwed it up and not make the same mistake.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DeSpiritusBellum

    @10 You have no idea what you’re talking about, as usual.

    Destruction doesn’t mean a lot when your men can’t take cover in buildings and lay down fire from those positions. They can’t even fire from the dams in the game, because the developers apparently didn’t see dams as strategic targets. Impressive.

    In the last game they couldn’t shoot over sandbags. It’s just a fantastic game, that ArmA.

    And the AI still doesn’t respond to sniper fire, they just run around and wait to be shot. In reality a squad in any third world army, would turn a machinegun on that sniper and try to suppress him while the others flank around.

    And they can’t see at night, even with NVgoggles. The engagement range drops to 20-30 meters. I’ve done a theory thread on the BIS forum to try and fix it, but no one has any idea how. The closest we got was using KnowsAbout, and that only works with a player in the squad. It’s just a broken game.

    Fundamentally the AI of Dragon Rising had it beat every step of the way, whether it was pathfinding, responding to threats, fortifying buildings, or executing tactical drills.

    So yeah, potential.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Droid

    I still laugh at the Arma 2 “radio” voices. Sounded like a robot gargling some dry wall. I guess someone must have patched it by now to change it as that seriously made me laugh rather than make it feel “realistic”.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    “Destruction doesn’t mean a lot when your men can’t take cover in buildings”

    Sir, you didn’t even played ArmA 2.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCZGWe91wOg

    you can go in and out and take cover.

    Buy yourself a PC, ArmA 2 and expansion packs, than lets talk.

    “And the AI still doesn’t respond to sniper fire, they just run around and wait to be shot.”

    Show me the video ok? OR you are playing the wrong ArmA 2. AI is responding to any shot always since the first ArmA or OPeration flashpoint.

    Video please.

    “Fundamentally the AI of Dragon Rising had it beat every step of the way, whether it was pathfinding, responding to threats, fortifying buildings, or executing tactical drills.”

    GO. FUCK. YOURSELF, MR i Know everything but others don’t!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKGQhUPIC78&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCWze0EuIy4

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DeSpiritusBellum

    @15 I’ve played every game, and I’m still playing ArmA II.

    It seems like you don’t really get it though.

    You’re showing a player entering a building, where is the AI, exactly? Make a squad take cover in a building and provide an effective base of fire, then we’ll talk.

    The sniper issue is easily verifiable. Start up any version of ArmA II you like, and shoot at the opfor from between 500-200 yards. If you get suppressed at any point before you’ve killed every one of them, while they run around like headless chickens, I’ll fedex you a cookie.

    Personally I can’t explain those videos below. They do have occasional problems with object clusters like in the first one, but in the last one it looks like the guy has set the AI to passive, since they aren’t breaking into tactical formation.

    As opposed to ArmA II vehicles, you can actually make DR vehicles drive their waypoints in a fluid sequence without wasting time at waypoints, as long as you pass them the right command, and you can meticulously map their waypoints around rocks like that.

    Here’s what you should do: Go to ArmA II and make a guy shoot over a 60 cm high wall on a dam. Then make a spec ops group of at least 4 different teams storm and clear a building the way you can do it in Dragon Rising.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    “Make a squad take cover in a building and provide an effective base of fire, then we’ll talk.”

    Who said you can’t do that? You can do that with your squad taking position in the building.
    Why you can’t ?

    “I’ll fedex you a cookie.”

    Show me a video damn it. I won’t start anything because i have no problems with that. If i shoot they duck always.
    ALWAYS. Since first Operation Flashpoint there was not much of an AI change.

    and about this game in whole:

    Dragon Rising has enough silly conventions and simplifications to drive mad any die-hard fan of ArmA and the original Operation Flashpoint. On the other hand, its boring missions and poor multiplayer are a turn-off for those who just wants to shoot things. Releasing this game between ArmA 2 and Modern Warfare 2 is like spitting upwind.

    so in conclusion, have fun playing Dragon Rising if someone actually playing. I don’t care about that simple and silly sim.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. DeSpiritusBellum

    @17 Man, I never get tired of seeing you blatantly deny reality whenever you get cornered.

    “Who said you can’t do that” – I did, it’s a fact. Either accept it or prove me wrong.

    “Show me a video damn it” – I’m not gonna. Just like I’m not gonna show you a video that the sky is blue, I’m not gonna show you a video that the AI in ArmA II is horribly inept. You can just start it up and try it for yourself.

    And you’re right, there hasn’t been much of a change since the original Operation Flashpoint, except for the fact that awesome mod teams like BAS and CoC have gotten fed up and left. It’s a shame.

    Neither of the games are simulations, and neither of the games have AI that works in every situation, but quite arguably Dragon Rising gets the closest when it comes to replicating an actual battle situation, due to the fact that the AI perform actual tactical drills.

    The sad thing is that while the singleplayer really works, Dragon Rising compromised on pretty much everything to conserve power for consoles, leading to an awful editor, with no support for modders, whereas ArmA II makes for a nice accessible sandbox, with loads of people making mods.

    That makes it a nice timewaster for military buffs, but it’s far from being a sim, and it’s still not a very good game.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    “I never get tired of seeing you blatantly deny reality whenever you get cornered”

    Your true reality is a fantasy world, you just a fanboy of certain games. I can show you youtube links or people at Metacritic who screams all over that they hate MW2, you say: No shit sherlock, they are wrong because i think that.

    No prove links or videos just words.

    “actual battle situation, due to the fact that the AI perform actual tactical drills”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCWze0EuIy4

    Ok, prove links or review that they say about a GOOD AI that performs an Actual tactical drills.

    “Neither of the games are simulations”

    No one said about simulations here. They both have genre: Tactical shooter.

    Come on, i’m still waiting for prove links about the sniper issue and e.t.c. Do it or it will never happen

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DeSpiritusBellum

    @19 Again, like I said, the AI seems to be disabled in that clip, which you already posted.

    I’m not a fan of very many games or developers, I’m just interested in games, and everything I’ve said can be quite easily verified. Facts, you know?

    You can start up Dragon Rising right now and set up a firefight scenario, you’ll see fire and maneuver being executed.

    It’s especially good if you make them withdraw. The rear guard actually tries to suppress the enemy while the squad makes a run for it.

    Again, everything I’ve said is based on things you can test for yourself in less than 5 minutes, if you want to spend time doing it.. But I’m guessing you don’t, since you know you’d be proven wrong.

    I’m not really impressed by YouTube clips. You can film (or fabricate) any glitch and try to make it represent reality, but really only an idiot would think that constituted actual proof.

    You can just start up either one of the games right now and see for yourself – You do actually have them, right? You’re not just pulling random videos off the internet?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    “Facts, you know?”

    *laughing* Can you show the videos already? Man. I’m just asking you for videos or a decent reviews about

    “actual battle situation, due to the fact that the AI perform actual tactical drills”

    and e.t.c. When i played Dragon Rising i saw bots like from Call OF duty games: Running, standing and shooting.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DeSpiritusBellum

    @21 Oh dear.

    I guess we’re at that point where the moron asks the guy for proof that the sky is blue, and the guy says “Look for yourself, dumbass.” and the moron goes “Video or it didn’t happen”.

    “Your squad usually responds quickly to your commands and tends to be cautious and mindful of enemy positions. Likewise, enemies will go prone when fired upon, head for cover, return fire, and often maneuver to flank your position. You will often feel legitimately threatened, and overall, your enemies feel like trained, battle-ready soldiers.”

    Gamespot

    “To accomplish this, the developers have taught the AI tactics out of US training manuals so that it can respond intelligently to tactics used and changing circumstances. The AI value their lives and will not just hold their ground if retreat is the best tactical option. Killing enemy officers who help coordinate the enemy AI will often lead the enemy forces acting in a slower and less cohesive manner. Additionally, both the enemy and the player’s squad have morale systems. They are affected by the perceived quality of their leadership. So, the player’s squad may complain and eventually abandon them if they persist in, for example, running across open fields at machine gun emplacements. Additionally, the AI responds to suppressing fire and may get pinned down if it judges that it cannot safely return fire or maneuver. As is stated above, the AI is very self sufficient and is able to take care of itself. In fact, it is possible to command the AI as much or as little as the player likes as the AI will seek to follow the best course of action even if they are never given an order. Orders can be given both before the mission, when a battle plan is laid out, and in play”

    Militarysimulators.net

    “Tasked with flushing out a village you can choose all sorts of different approaches to your attack; your squad and enemy troops will adapt their tactics to the changing situation. The AI in these moments is often stunning – with both sides efficiently flanking, laying down covering fire, lobbing grenades etc. without much intervention from you.”

    IGN

    It’s worth noting that most of those reviews all mention AI bugs and glitches, but it’s pretty clear that while it isn’t perfect, the AI still offers a lot more than you’re likely to see in the next three ArmAs.

    So, there’s your little pound of flesh. Where’s the video of ArmA II soldiers shooting from a dam, storming a building or responding to sniper fire?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. daytripper

    ARRGH I WISH YOU WOULD FUCKING DIE

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Droid

    Lol yeah all the long posts make my eyes bleed. So much hate here it’s pathetic. Can’t we all just get along.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Artheval_Pe

    I wouldn’t know about the ennemy AI, but I know for sure that the friendly AI in Dragon Rising is pretty dumb. They can be almost uncapable of preserving their own life. I can’t recall how many times I got incapacited and saw the bots happily run into the line of fire of an ennemy machine gun… while it was firing.

    @ DeSpiritusBellum :
    Since I can’t really verify your claims right now about the AI in Dragon Rising, I won’t challenge what you said about it.

    However, one thing is for certain : The level design in Dragon Rising is stunningly poor and repetitive, the graphics are terrible and attacking ennemy positions sometimes feel like playing a game of whack-a-mole. The mission design isn’t that good either.

    So, yes, maybe Dragon Rising has a lot of potential on the AI side of things, but the rest of the experience was not really up to the standards of most shooters these days.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. DeSpiritusBellum

    @25 There weren’t any real levels in Dragon Rising. I thought the island was pretty believeable – What part of it did you have a problem with?

    It’s true you had to babysit your squad, which is sadly the case with most newer squadbased shooters, but I was pretty impressed by the degree to which an AI squad could maneuver and adapt under fire. I’ve never seen an AI do real life maneuvers like that, even if it wasn’t perfect.

    Attacking a prepared position takes a lot of time in real life, and it’s quite arguably a lot harder than any game makes it seem. You’re right about the whack-a-mole thing, but that happens in real combat as well, the Falklands War had quite a few battles like that, some of which ended in bayonet charge.

    The fact is you won’t get any of those experiences in ArmA II, however. The AI doesn’t extend itself further than computing a simple individual move order, or a firing order, and sadly you can see the units standing around completely clueless until they figure out which one they’re gonna pick.

    In DR you have cohesive units, who do execute tactics depending on their situation. I think that’s a huge leap.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    in review wise cold war crysis got slated and i think dragon rising is really good but if arma 2 had really good AI then arma 2 would be the best i hope they do make another operation flashpoint and grid 2 and dirt 3 would be awesome as well

    #27 5 years ago

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    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

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  • 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 GOG.com 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 […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

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  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]