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Bungie: “Safe to assume” Reach DLC will be “multiplayer-centric”

Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Post-release Reach campaign content? Doesn’t sound like it. Maps are go, though.

“I think it’s safe to assume that we’re probably going to follow the type of model we have in the past, which would leave you to believe it’s probably multiplayer-centric,” Bungie’s Brian Jarrard, speaking at gamescom last week.

The developer said, though, that he was unable to offer any solid details on DLC plans for the shooter.

“Super-important”

In terms of general post-release support, however, Jarrard was more forthcoming.

“It’s super-important to us that we keep that pedigree; we have to support the game, we have to support our community,” he said.

“We do have a team of people that are dedicated to remaining focused on Reach for some length of time. I don’t know exactly what that’s going to entail yet. We’re still working through that.

“But, realistically I can tell you that there will be a point somewhere down the road where we will transition that responsibility over to our friends at Microsoft.

“Whenever and however that finally does occur, both sides are equally vested in making sure that the game experience and the community experience is still top notch, and that nobody suffers through that.”

Heavily supported

Halo 3 has been heavily supported with multiplay content since launch. Bungie release the Heroic Map Pack in December 2007, the Legendary Map Pack in April 2008, the Mythic Map Pack in April 2009 and the Mythic II Map Pack in February 2010.

No DLC has been released for Halo 3: ODST, but extra content did make a brief, apparently accidental appearance on Marketplace in mid-2009. The full game released at the end of last year.

Halo: Reach releases worldwide on September 14, and will see the largest marketing push yet from Microsoft.

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65 Comments

  1. Happy Hardon Harry

    It’s Halo, therefore it’ll continue to be shit! Just like the rest of Microsoft’s IP.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. justiceblob

    @1 I pretty much agree with you there, but IMO, Fable is great, and Gears is OK. The rest can jog on.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Massiveslag

    @1 Oh shut it you fucking fanboy. By your reckoning the millions of people who play Halo all over the world enjoy playing shit games. Retarded comment. I shouldn’t have expected any less from a moron who’s username is a take on a fucking Christian Slater movie.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Crysis

    i believe they’re doing a huge forge world map based for most of their current maps, so maybe another forge world with each dlc with 5 or 6 pre-built templates? sounds good to me, & maybe add background effects, i would love the option of stormey, bright, raining & regular weather, all of that would be a nice touch

    #4 5 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    @1 You got owned. Hard.

    As far as myself goes, I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a Halo game since I put down the games I wanted with my original XBox back in 2001, when I filled out the pre-order slip :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Happy Hardon Harry

    Massiveslag said:
    August 26, 2010 at 10:53 am
    @1 Oh shut it you fucking fanboy. By your reckoning the millions of people who play Halo all over the world enjoy playing shit games. Retarded comment. I shouldn’t have expected any less from a moron who’s username is a take on a fucking Christian Slater movie.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. _Sikamikanico_

    What is it with all the Sony try-hards here lately? Have N4G stopped taking new members or something?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Oh sweet, this place is getting just like xbox live. Just need some racial slurs to go with the homo gif and general fuckwittery to round it out now.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    fucking hell why dont we have a rigid banning policy again?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Massiveslag

    @1 & @6. Oh look at the pretty picture. Yes, you’re right; you are a homo. Good comeback retard.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Happy Hardon Harry

    Halo
    Halo 2
    Halo 3
    Halo ODST
    Halo Reach

    #11 5 years ago
  12. mington

    i didn’t know we could post pictures

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Freek

    The more popular a site gets the less fun the community aspects get, unfortunate but true.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. mington

    hmmmm html and BB code don’t work…..how you do that…..actually it better if i dont know :P

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Happy Hardon Harry

    lol, you can’t do it. Why do fanboys take themselves so serious? It’s only a game for fuck sake. Get a life!!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DUFFKING

    @HHH

    It’s not our fault your mum and dad are siblings, so please don’t take it out on us.

    ps the first person to use the term fanboy in a discussion is always the biggest

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Happy Hardon Harry

    DUFFKING said:
    August 26, 2010 at 11:23 am
    @HHH

    It’s not our fault your mum and dad are siblings, so please don’t take it out on us.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Happy Hardon Harry

    Bungie+MS+Fanboys=

    #18 5 years ago
  19. mington

    #19 5 years ago
  20. mington

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Crysis

    how do you do that? copy & paste?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. mington

    um i don’t know if i should tell……i’ll write it in the forum and if Pat doesn’t like it he can delete it

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Use HTML tags.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Michael O’Connor

    You just use simple HTML tags: a href=” blah blah blah.

    Every time I see HHH post, he comes across as one of those gamers who doesn’t even *enjoy* the hobby.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Massiveslag

    @HHH Get a life? Says the guy who has spent half his day posting pretty pictures. How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them? Retard.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

    Some of you need to get acquainted with the phrase “Don’t feed the troll”.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    dunna if u have noticed that all of MS exclusives are all very good and get very good reviews but theyre not like sony where they just see a game and just make them exclusives so fuck your mother and suck my dick bitch

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    “How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them?”

    Ok… I’ll admit that made me laugh.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Michael O’Connor

    @27 That doesn’t even make any sense.

    And Modnation Racers is bloody awesome, so fuck you anyway! =P

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Gadzooks!

    Don’t blame the retards for posting rubbish. They don’t know any better.

    Blame the site moderators for being COMPLETELY FUCKING USELESS.

    In truth I suspect they actually WANT these pathetic flame wars for site hits.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Kerplunk

    @26 I think the trolls are actually feeding each other. :)

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    @30 It’s called people having different opinions. Don’t be a crybaby.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Crysis

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Gadzooks!

    @32

    A difference of opinion between rational people can be discussed.

    Trolls are not blanaced, rational or even sane people. They dont discuss, they fling shit at each other.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Herlock

    @2
    Gears its own by Epic ;)

    #35 5 years ago
  36. justiceblob

    @35 Gears is entirely owned and controlled by Microsoft Games Studios.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Michael O’Connor

    @36 No, it isn’t.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Aimless

    @36 Are you calling Mark Rein a liar? I hear he can get pretty aggressive so you should probably take it back.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Happy Hardon Harry

    Massiveslag said:
    August 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    @HHH Get a life? Says the guy who has spent half his day posting pretty pictures. How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them? Retard.

    Massiveslag, i think you’re turning Gay!

    You like games that have big, macho men, with “big guns”.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. LOLshock94

    and your names harry thats pretty gay enough

    #40 5 years ago
  41. StolenGlory

    Holy shit. Not only can we put pictures in our threads, but we can also, on the evidence of this thread at least, seemingly import WHOLE threads from Neo:GAF.

    ;)

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Massiveslag

    @HHH Dude, you have the word ‘hardon’ in your username. It’s also a take on a Christian Slater movie. You also have access to a lot of homosexual gifs. Gay, gay and thrice gay. I’d move onto another thread if I were you mate; you’re getting owned.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Crysis

    @42, don’t feed the trolls, everytime you do, their hardon get’s bigger & bigger, quite fitting actually, though no matter how big it gets, it’ll never become what most of us call a regular penis, for that you need atleast 6″

    #43 5 years ago
  44. LePlatypus

    @40 Now you’ve pissed me off, you are the vermin of this website. Whenever I read your posts I always imagine they’re wrote by someone who has down syndrom, oh wait! they are probably more intelligent than you, you little bastard child now get the fuck off this site before you spread your super autism/down syndrom/fucktarded manners to people who aren’t generally fuckwitted

    #44 5 years ago
  45. LOLshock94

    lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    your giving me exacly what i want you biatch

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Happy Hardon Harry

    The Halo bunch are a bit emotional, are they not. lol

    Say you don’t like the game and they come out of the woodwork like the worms they are.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Michael O’Connor

    @46 I’m not even a Halo fan, and I think the remark was retarded.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Happy Hardon Harry

    Michael O’Connor said:
    August 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    @46 I’m not even a Halo fan, and I think the remark was retarded.

    Brown nose to the rescue…

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Crysis

    @48 HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHAHA… That laugh was AT you, not your comment, your ignorance is entertaining, you hate a game so much, that you have declared a text war against the millions who love it, WOW! big guy here, insulting something makes someone a real hero, seriously man, GTFO of here

    #49 5 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    Freek said:

    “The more popular a site gets the less fun the community aspects get, unfortunate but true.”

    Spot on.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Spaced Oddity

    @3
    And millions around the world also enjoy eating shitty food (McDonald’s). Numbers do not always mean quality.

    I disagree with Harry regarding to Halo being shit, but it most certainly isn’t, as a Microsoft PR once said (and I paraphrase), “Star Wars for a new generation.”

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Happy Hardon Harry

    @49

    Get a real username, you’ve named yourself after the most mediocre game in the world, Crysis.

    Your taste in games is in your arse!

    #52 5 years ago
  53. reask

    Looks like someone didn’t take there medication today.
    Ah well. :(

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Happy Hardon Harry

    reask said:
    August 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Looks like someone didn’t take there medication today.
    Ah well.

    Crysis’s alt account speaks…

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Michael O’Connor

    @52 Fail troll is fail.

    Did you seriously call me a sycophant? Really? *laughs* Wow… just… wow. Ignorance is bliss, I guess.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Massiveslag

    @51 I never said that being popular had any correlation with quality; I merely asked HHH to stop foisting his ill conceived fanboy opinions on all and sundry, and doing everyone a favour by giving him a good owning.

    That said, Halo Reach will have exceptional gameplay mechanics, great visuals (for a console), a steady stream of quality DLC, great support and continuous development and honing. It will also probably receive a Metacritic score well in the 90′s and will sell millions upon millions of copies. It will be without doubt a ‘quality’ product, and anyone who doubts that is blinkered to say the least.

    I think we all take PR with a pinch of salt, whether it’s MS, Sony or any other developer.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Johnny Cullen

    I like Halo.

    I’m pumped for Halo: Reach.

    There. Let it be lollypops, rainbows and tits again.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Massiveslag

    @57 Halo and tits? And there was much rejoicing…

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Blerk

    New trailer just tweeted by that Bongos geezer.

    #59 5 years ago
  60. OlderGamer

    HHH

    I assure you reask is not crysis.

    reask is on my fl, and I have talked to him a bit(thos still seem to miss each other when it comes to playing Halo3 online!)(damn times zones).

    @56

    Yep, and another nice thing about Halo Reach is that the game should be well populated for a very long time. Nothing worse then getting a game you enjoy playing to find that each time you log in the rooms are half empty. Fat Princess and Warhawk – I am looking at you!

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Retroid

    Oh dear, someone left a jar of fanboy on the radiator and it’s already fermented into fuckwit and stunk the room out :(

    #61 5 years ago
  62. Crysis

    @54, you’re paranoid, i named myself Crysis, because my name is Chris & thought it was the closes resembled game to my name so i chose it, the game is kinda meh, but the 2nd one is looking good so far

    #62 5 years ago
  63. reask

    Never mind OG I knew It would take the bait.
    After all I never mentioned anybody. ;)
    At least it knows it is a tit anyway which is something I suppose.

    Halo reach I definitely want to get some play time with you OG.

    #63 5 years ago
  64. reask

    Nice trailer Blerk.
    Pat should include it I reckon.

    #64 5 years ago
  65. frostquake

    Hmmmm, Not really surprised about this. Halo has always been centered around the Multiplaya…I am pretty much only a Single Player..the only Multi I do is on Resistance 2.

    I would love some Single Player Download along the lines that Dragon Age Orgins and Mass Effect do..but hey I understand, I have friends that are exclusive Multiplaya’s and hate Single Player games…So we need Multiplaya’s map packs for those COD and Halo players…I just hate it when you release a Game like MW2 that really just tacks on a single player experience and focuses on Multiplaya…

    Just think they have a market for both, and could actually release an in-depth Single Player Game on one Disc and then release a Multiplayer Only Game on one Disc as well…but this does cut into profits so I understand…I just think there is a strong market of single player only games and a strong market for multi-player only games as well…

    So I would love some Single Player Downloadable Content from Halo: Reach…but I don’t ever expect it…and I don’t fault them for supporting the VERY STRONG Halo Multi-Player Community…Just like I would hope the Multi-player Community doesn’t Fault a Strong Single Player Community…
    for games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect…

    I think we can all exist in the same space, I am sure both Communities will always wish for more in their area of favorites.
    :)

    #65 5 years ago

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    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]