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Capcom US admits lessons learned from RE5 racism claims

Wednesday, 25 August 2010 07:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Remember when everyone went mental over Resident Evil 5 featuring a buff white man murdering black men in grass skirts? Capcom does too.

Melody Pfeiffer, senior PR manager for Capcom US, has told Gamasutra that the company’s western arm is now involved in the creative process from the get-go. So it can, you know, spot anything overtly racist before it gets put into Capcom games by the Japanese kids.

“Since the RE5 controversy, we have become much more aware of how important it is that we are part of the asset creation process early on so that we are able to have a say in the end product,” she said.

“We are also designing a lot of our own assets from this side of the pond so that we are able to make strategic pieces of content that make sense for our market. We are working really closely with our producers in Japan to construct these materials for the West and they are open more then ever to hearing our thoughts and ideas for assets.”

“Classic racist imagery”

The Resident Evil 5 race probe kicked off when black journalist N’Gai Croal, then working at Newsweek, told MTV that an RE5 trailer contained content that “dovetailed with classic racist imagery.”

“I looked at the Resident Evil 5 trailer and I was like, ‘Wow, clearly no one black worked on this game,’” he said, speaking in April 2008.

“Because I wonder, and I haven’t sort of really dug into it that much, but I wonder what sort of advice Capcom gave them. The point isn’t that you can’t have black zombies. There was a lot of imagery in that trailer that dovetailed with classic racist imagery.

“What was not funny, but sort of interesting, was that there were so many gamers who could not at all see it. Like literally couldn’t see it. So how could you have a conversation with people who don’t understand what you’re talking about and think that you’re sort of seeing race where nothing exists?”

Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi quickly claimed that the intention had never been to make a racist product, and that there were “black members in the development team,” but the issues dogged the game right through to launch in March 2009.

It was claimed that Capcom specifically requested reviewers not make mention of an island section in which the player encountered spear-wielding Africans; the company later denied this had anything to do with race issues.

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38 Comments

  1. Hunam

    More PR and Marketing people in the creative process = death of Capcom as we know it.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. osric90

    There is more black people in Africa, so what the hell… Spanish people never complained about them getting killed in RE4 and even telling anything about the famous town being located close to Madrid (in the game’s map shown in the intro, hahaha). There is no racism here but for people like those extremist groups there is ALWAYS racism, satanism and others everywhere.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    “We learned our lesson good, we won’t do something like Resi 5 again!”, said a Capcom rep, “Resident Evil 6 will feature an over-muscled protagonist and scantily clad lady rotating slowly on the spot before blowing away evil gay Jews.”

    #3 5 years ago
  4. OrphanageExplosion

    It was certainly a bit odd that the African townships in the final build of RE5 boasted a remarkably multi-cultural array of citizens.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. lamashtu

    “What was not funny, but sort of interesting, was that there were so many gamers who could not at all see it. Like literally couldn’t see it. So how could you have a conversation with people who don’t understand what you’re talking about and think that you’re sort of seeing race where nothing exists?”

    That’s simply because not everyone is as retarted as you.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    this seriously annoys me when there is ever a game or any other shit where theres black people its slated as rascism no wonder people are fucking racist because stupid shit like this happen and everyones like “omg theres a whiteman killing black thats racist” why dont russians ever complain when its always america kicking there arses its just fucking stupid

    #6 5 years ago
  7. 2plus2equals5

    It’ obvious that Croal & co are the real racists. Killing white(and every other color) people in thousands way is a good and right thing, killing black zombie(in Africa!) is racism.
    I really hate when some racist/sexist/other black/gay/other people accuse whites to be racist/sexist/other.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    I’m not touching this thread with a bargepole.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. evilashchris

    Are you saying black people have large penises, Blerk?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Anders

    I actually played some RE5 last night. Shot a whole bunch of africans, caucasians, asians and middle easterners. Never knew Africa was so multicultural.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Uncontested

    The only people who cared about it being ‘black’ people getting killed were people who wouldn’t have played it in the first fucking place and need to just keep their fucking mouths shut

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Tonka

    I like how VG24 feels that it’s necessary to point out that N’Gai is black.

    He’s not just a journalist. No he’s a BLACK journalist.

    VG247, where the colour of your skin matters.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    Oh but its not racism when its in America and you’re killing white people but its not ok when its in AFRICA and you are killing black people. Get over yourselves seriously.Double standard. Only reason why racism continues to exist is because of people still being sensitive to race.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Michael O’Connor

    IT’S ONLY RACIST IF YOU’RE BLACK!

    *headdesk* People are so stupid.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    N’Gai’s not actually a journalist any more. He is still black, though.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    Why is this shit still being blown out of proportion?

    They chose a setting and populated it with appropriate characters and used an existing hero who happened to be from a different setting. Deal.

    If the character shouted “HA HA! take that nigger-faggot!” every time he took down a black enemy THAT would be racism.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Michael O’Connor

    Of course, when a black guy with giant wads of jewellery hanging off his gargantuan neck (50 Cent) runs around shooting up loads of foreigners in a video game while cursing derogatory expletives, nobody bats an eyelids.

    I’d say characters like *that* are more racist to black people than anything else is, painting them in an image they don’t particularly want to be associated it.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Tonka

    I want to know what skin colour Melody Pfeiffer has. Or can I safely assume that everyone is white as long as nothing else is specified?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    Maybe someone should make a game about a big German guy who goes to Tel Aviv and kills loads of Jews.

    Or maybe one about an Arab air force pilot who goes to New York and shoots Americans out of skyscrapers.

    I wonder how many people would’nt feel offended then.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. LordCancer

    #20 5 years ago
  21. LordCancer

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Kerplunk

    I would expect a zombie game set in africa would naturally feature zombified africans with stereotypical characteristics – the predominant one happening to be skin colour. In that regard, I don’t think RE5 has anything to apologise for.

    As for portrayal of black stereotypes in other game such as 50-cent. I agree that is a huge contradiction. The same can be said of Gears of War’s Cole Train character who is a celebration of a hollywood black stereotype (and remarked upon by N’gai Croal also).

    Perhaps it just boils down to which end of the boomstick the ethnic minority is on.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. DSB

    Given the rest of the hypersensitive rant Croal released, I couldn’t take it seriously one bit.

    @19 That’s hardly the same as killing African zombies, even if that location was picked to play on white peoples general fear of black people.

    If you want some real borderline racism, check out the depiction of southeast asians in Just Cause 2. I can’t remember seeing a game that degraded an entire people to that extent.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. spiderLAW

    @19 That wouldnt bother me at all.
    “Maybe someone should make a game about a big German guy who goes to Tel Aviv and kills loads of Jews.”

    Are the Jews in that specified game zombies? Monsters? Subjects to alterations by an evil corporation using them as mindless puppets? Are those Jewish people part of an evil corporation trying to Dominate the world through terrorist acts or anything similar? If so, then yes, that would be fine by me. Same thing goes for the other ideas you stated. If a game came out that depicted Arabs gunning down New Yorkers then i would play it IF it was like how i mentioned above. It’s a whole different story when it’s killing other races just for the hell of it or for terrorism and racism (i wouldnt play those kinds of games).

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Michael O’Connor

    Almost every single game succumbs to this kind of racial imagery.

    Resident Evil 5 only got the slack because it was so visually in your face.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. DarkElfa

    The thing to remember is that you can only show races other than whites in a good light, otherwise you are a racist.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Michael O’Connor

    @26 Tell that to most of the rappers and hip-hop artists out there.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. The Hindle

    Lol rappers and hip hop is the main cause of racism, people like 2pac or Fifty cent give black dudes a bad name.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Happy Hardon Harry

    I bet N’Gai Croal didn’t have a problem blowing away the Spanish in RE4. He’s a fucking hypocrite.

    Anyway, black people should get over themselves.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. The Hindle

    Oh didnt you know Happy, racism is accepted if its against white people.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. LOLshock94

    and the lesson they learnt to stop a game from being racist ohh just add someone black to kill other blacks

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Dynamo8

    @28: 50 cent yes, 2pac not entirely.

    I assume ALMOST everyone on this board here is white? I’m not being racist here but unless you one day experience to be a colored person then you might know how it feels to be a minority feeling discriminated. I know most people claim they’re not racist or say things that are “Double Standard” and the black journalist claim this game is racist , but that was just his “blackness” kicking in, a passive trait, though I admit that guy did took it too far and it was ridiculous to boot…. and like why do white people like organic food so much, and watching the show called Mad Men? I don’t know…this article is full of satire to me.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. LOLshock94

    “2pac’s” of “Eminems” cost “50 Cent” thats “Ludacris” & can i have my “nickleback” ?

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Michael O’Connor

    @32 Agreed on Tupac. Man is a legend. So is B.I.G.. Most modern hip hop and rap artists can not claim the same credibility as those men deserved though.

    I can’t agree with the rest though. Black people are not a minority. They’re just as common as any other ethnicity.

    Nor are they the only people who are discriminate against. Gay people, Jewish people, women (simply being born female causes them to be discrimanated again), foreigners living in different countries to their birth-place, people who connect with alternative cultures. You name it. The list is very, very long.

    Bigotry is bigotry, no matter the target. Anyone who has been discriminated against understands the feeling just as well as any negro does.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Isaaclarke37

    I never felt or even had the thought it was racist.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. xino

    @2 osric90:

    that’s exactly the point! You don’t know what most people are complaining why the game is racist, you just think it’s all about skin colours:/

    @5 lamashtu:
    and I guess you know about Black History don’t you?

    @7 2plus2equals5:
    maybe it’s because white people are the most racist!? they think they are superior race, they even gave every culture and ethnics racist names. So yea son.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. IL DUCE

    “What was not funny, but sort of interesting, was that there were so many gamers who could not at all see it. Like literally couldn’t see it. So how could you have a conversation with people who don’t understand what you’re talking about and think that you’re sort of seeing race where nothing exists?”

    That’s juts because the first thing on their mind is not racism…what is the need to even see race? if it was a bunch of amazonian zombies, no one would give two shits but since this dude is black and the zombies were wielding spears in tribal get up its racist since a white dude is shooting them…i mean its a zombie game taking place in fucking africa…what do you expect? obviously you are gonna see infecting tribal people doing what they do…thats why this world is fucked up, the people that just need to see racism and make everything about racism are the real racists…

    #37 5 years ago
  38. moosedtosteel

    @36 and i guess you know about ethnic history don’t you? If you believe that “whites” were the only ones to make up “racist names” for other ethnic cultures/nationalities then you’re retaahhhhded.

    #38 4 years ago

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  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]