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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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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

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

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

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

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

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

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

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

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

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

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

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

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

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

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

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

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