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Halo: Reach videos show more multiplayer

Thursday, 2 September 2010 18:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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GamesRadar’s put up two new videos of Halo: Reach’s multiplayer. Get watching below.

It’s Halo. It’s Halo multiplayer. It’s an automatic win.

You should go ahead and watch, just to hear Bungie’s Brian Jarrard say “suck it”.

Infamous stuff.

Keza played Firefight at gamescom, and by the looks of it, it’s promising. Get her impressions here.

Halo: Reach launches in two weeks time, September 14, on Xbox 360.

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46 Comments

  1. Max Pain

    My guess, this will not sell more then Halo 3 and ppl will go tired of it quicky..

    Im never wrong….Mostly

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gadzooks!

    Now this is how a shooter should be, not a sludgy mess of postprocessing but pure uncut gameplay.

    Nothing comes close.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. spiderLAW

    yeah i dont think its going to sell as well as Halo 3 either. I think this game is a step up from Halo 3 but it isnt a big enough step to make a big impact. Plus, people like Halo for Master Chief. No Master Chief = small loss in sales.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. spiderLAW

    @2 Hahahaha! that was a good joke. Im going to use that when i go see my xbot friend in LA today. lol. Good one.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @2 Oh lool! LOL! LAWL!

    Guys, just for lulz. Go see a water. That is the most impressive water i ever saw in the next generation system.

    But beyond that what is this structure? Where is furniture? Where is something? This is the question i ask myself since first game.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. kdogg

    Halo to video games is the equivalent of britany spears to music

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    I like the map in the first video alot, looks like lots of fun. I’ve never been a big Halo guy but i liked the beta of Reach alot and this is looking better and better to me. Plus the level editor, surely there’ll be some crazy custom maps from people.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. polygem

    @1,3: have you played the beta? it was dope! i´m not a huge halo fan – got bored with halo 3 pretty fast -but i can´t wait for reach—this will sell like crazy, like crazy crazy…and probably well deserved.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. reask

    Im not getting the same hype for this as 3 tbh.
    I reckon it will do really well but I think MW2 changed the landscape.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. spiderLAW

    @5 The water effects are not all that great. There are plenty of console games with better water effects

    @8 I have played the beta. I was very good at it too and it was fun. I just wasnt all that impressed with it is all.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Tallon 4

    Awesome…would sell a kidney to play it now

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DUFFKING

    Got to love how pathetic the Halo haters are.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. itsucks

    @Ertwhatzus:

    “Guys, just for lulz. Go see a water. … Where is furniture?”

    Phonybot$ play games to learn about gheydecor. It’s Big in their double rainbow sausage partys. Read first here. = )

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Kuwabara

    warhawk looks and plays better than this!!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. itsucks

    nobody plays warhaks because it bombed and the reason is it sucks ass.
    too bad. ; (

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    I like. Great scale and verticality to the maps too. Second vid there looks like nasty slowdown with big explosions and melee attacks – though could just be video encoding.

    Loved the sarcastic comments for the team mates at the end of the first vid too :D.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Gheritt White

    Can’t firggin’ wait! Not long to go now – so psyched!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. justiceblob

    I just don’t understand the hype that the whole Halo franchise has generated. I’m not saying they are BAD games, I’m just saying the are all probably 7/10′s for me and I think there are better franchises deserving of the sucess.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

    Get more pumped for this by the day, quite frankly, especially for Firefight.

    I played it at the MS Play Day for a bit in Cologne, and it was still as awesome as it was in ODST.

    I really want Sep 14 to come quickly.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @18
    It’s all about the core gameplay. The gunplay is supremely well controlled and balanced. For the type of gameplay it offers it’s fairly unrivalled. It has it’s downsides for me, the vehicle controls for wheel based vehicles are an abomination – hate them. Campaign wise the levels tend to be very high quality and variety – with a few notable exceptions.

    The thing which I had found restrictive for online was basic starting weapons and then having to know where the weapons were around the levels – and getting there before anyone else. That looks like its being addressed in Reach.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. _Sikamikanico_

    It always amuses me when I see people describing these games as “awful”.

    Sorry folks, but even if Halo isn’t your thing, you can’t dscribe them as awful. There is a reason they do well – they pack more features than any other console FPS, the online matchmaking is unrivalled, and they are damned fine videogames.

    Haters gonna hate.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. RETARDED VIKING

    Looks ok but i doubt it’ll top Halo 2 maybe 3 but not 2 imo 2 was pure gold.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. natesaninja

    I really missed the boat eith halo I cant stand any of these games all terrible

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Crysis

    can someone ban itsucks, he never contributes anything, he’s just a plain troll

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @DrDamn
    “It’s all about the core gameplay.”

    Actually not. The core gameplay behind Halo is from Unreal Tournament. Basically Halo is Unreal Tournament but just slow and bad clone of it for console.

    Compare THIS, to the Halo and it is like 2007 year game.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/titan-pack-unreal-tournament/46965

    “Campaign wise the levels tend to be very high quality and variety – with a few notable exceptions. ”

    Very high quality? Jeez. Levels in the campaign for the most part are without anything but a landscape and big structure with enemies.
    Not to mention that characters are lifeless and don’t have emotion at all. Your character is just an abomination. Is it a living human beying?

    @spiderLAW, it’s not only about Water. It’s about everything there. Basically it’s a big map with one structure and trees and here you go: Waste your time on it. Judging from the videos there is no challenge, depth or anything. Just pure Arcade style of gameplay. Even gunplay is not deep enough.

    PS: Who will buy this, after http://www.gametrailers.com/video/titan-pack-unreal-tournament/46965 is a sheep, no doubt about that.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    @25
    Way to both miss the point and show your complete lack of knowledge and understanding. Bravo.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    @26 Explain yourself than. I hear only “you lack of knowledge and understanding” without any explanation.

    You said one positive thing that is “The gunplay is supremely well controlled and balanced.” and thats it. Everything what is gunplay there feels like an arcade FPS game. If there was some kind of balance i would see Halo in the cybersport, but no.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. LOLshock94

    cause you suck cock thats the only explanation you need

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaMan

    funny, but LOLshock has a point.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    @29 Funny, but you don’t have a brain to tell something clever cause’ you lack of skill that is known as “Thinking”. As always.

    @28 Hey it’s September, you need to prepare for the school right now. Your mother will be angry because you forgot about your homework.

    PS: Everytime i try to speak with Halo fans and ask them what is brilliant about Halo, they always say: Suck cock or it’s brilliant, “You lack of knowledge and understanding” or you are stupid, Ffuu Pc or Sony fanboy and everybody, i mean everybody can’t explain.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    Erthazus you have to understand that Halo was the only game really worth playing last gen on the XBOX. These guys owe Halo their life in a sort of way so no matter what they will always love it despite its repetitive air jordan space marine floating FPS gameplay.

    …in short they’re XBOTS :D let them be happy, who cares. besides you have a lot of balls Mr. KZ2 had awesome controls. Don’t throw rocks when you live in a glass house.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. LOLshock94

    did i forget to mention that you suck cock as well?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. DaMan

    not that much though.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    @31 Thats the only thing when i think about Halo. But last Generation Xbox 1 had Chronicles of Riddick and it was a very good FPS game at it’s time. Very good FPS. + some Far Cry spinnoffs from Ubisoft. They are bad compared to the original, but at least something.

    PS:

    LoLshock94 and DaMan probably wife and husband and judging by LoLshock94 nickname’s last numbers he was born in 1994 year. These guys are probably 14-15 years old at best. DaMan a little bit smarter. 17-19 at best :D

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Crysis

    @31, i appreicate you contributed something for once, *looks at LOLshock & itsucks*
    @Erthazus, you have to understand that everyone likes something that doesn’t seem special to others, Halo has an allure to many fans, they enjoy the background, the enemies & the multiplayer with unlimited fun with forge & the outcome of their maps, Halo may not have Crysis graphics, Simulator realism or anything like that, it’s just a modern game with a lot of allure to it, i am what itsucks would call a ‘PhonyBot’ i love my ps3 waaaay more than my 360, but the only reason i generally use my 360 is for halo, it’s a great game, like Sims, i hate it & couldn’t care less if the franchise was burnt to the ground, but many people love it although i dont really see why nor do i care

    #35 5 years ago
  36. PokyTubby 93

    i like the unlimited abilities in the first vid he mentions it

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Crysis

    that’s an option, also the 1st vid is technically the 2nd vid, they have it in the wrong order, but i’m liking this hologram ability, that’s sure to piss of some hardcore players more than any other ability “*BOOM* headsh-what?!” :D

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Callum

    can not fucking wait for this. BRING ON THE 14TH BABY!!!!

    remind me and I’ll post my tag in the forums and you can see me bring the noise :P

    game face boys!

    #38 5 years ago
  39. DaMan

    I like how he thinks I’m trying to mock him.. I feel sorry for you.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DrDamn

    @27
    I would try and explain it for you, but you shown in the Vanquish forum thread that cold hard facts do not even make an impression, so I really can’t be arsed when this would essentially come down to opinion. You’ve already settled on yours quite firmly.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    @40 The only thing you are saying is that “I would try to explain…” than explain. damn it.

    @35 I don’t need Crysis graphics or some modern stuff. I don’t disagree that the game is fun. Every game is fun and people buy Wii for fun. But does Halo worth 60 bucks really, when you have this: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/titan-pack-unreal-tournament/46965 ? Same game, just polished mechanics to it. It’s just Halo compared to other FPS games not a good game in my “Opinion”. If it was a good game i would buy it. I just don’t see the reason Why it is good. I played 2 Halo games and no decent (not great or awesome) graphics, design, gunplay, story found there. Whats the hype about? Everything is just bland.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Crysis

    “they enjoy the background, the enemies & the multiplayer with unlimited fun with forge & the outcome of their maps” pick up CoD, you’re a soldier shooting terrorists or what not, NOTHING more, see the difference? Bungie has put a HUGE amount of effort into the games backstory, something which has never truley been done before, granted there are a few games with huge backstories (i.e. Warhammer40000 games)& the countless shows/movies transitions, they weren’t created or intended as a video game.
    But i understand what you mean when you see an ordinary or generic game being incredibly praised, for example, i see nothing when i look at super mario except a game capable of being run on my browser, but saying that @ a Nintendo conferance or something would likely get me tied to a stick & burnt alive.
    Also i would like to see another game using a map editor like Bungie did, they made creating maps fun :D some of the creations are pure awesome & i have high hopes for reach with it’s new forge world

    #42 5 years ago
  43. DrDamn

    @41
    Ok go on then.

    What Halo does fantastically well is the actual gameplay. Ignore the graphics, ignore the story even. The boiled down to it gunplay is fantastic. Levels play out as a series of engaging and balanced battles without resorting to cheap overly scripted set pieces, illusion destroying infinite respawn mechanics or forcing you to approach the game in a particular way.

    Halo ODST was a great example of the approaches Halo takes because it was essentially a greatest hits collection of the different sorts of levels that define Halo as a game. Tank levels, corridor levels, Phantom levels, sniper levels, road levels. The variety an design in them is fantastic. Levels frequently open out to give you a huge number of options of how to approach it.

    The individual weapons have a use, a reason and a balance to them. They aren’t included because they would be cool, or look good. They are included to add depth and variation to the battles. A head to head fight is a proper battle too. It’s very rarely simply down to who sees who first or just who is the quickest at aiming. The fact you can rarely one shot kill people means an individual confrontation has a more tactical edge to it. I’m not implying all games should be like this, just that some should be and that Halo does it particularly well. Vehicles are also a big part of Halo. Again they add variety but not at the expense of balance.

    It’s clear from all the Halo games that they have a lot of polish, not just in production values but in fine-tuning the gameplay and multiplayer. Maybe lots of other games don’t have the luxury of this time, but with Halo it shows by the bucket load,

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Michael O’Connor

    @31 Never understood people’s problem with Killzone 2′s controls either. It took a different approach, but what they did they did great.

    I guess some gamers just get into a mindset of “I’ve been using this specific control scheme for years, so it’s like learning to walk again.”

    #44 5 years ago
  45. DrDamn

    @44
    For the record I also enjoyed the KZ2 controls. I liked what they did. I don’t want all my shooters to control the same way. The campaign I thought was lacking, with some highlights, the mech was fantastic. The multiplayer was really very good too.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. PokyTubby 93

    @ 42 well there are some games that have map editors, but they are mainly on computers.The whole Mario series should of stuck to the classic original console that it was on in the first place.Most hypes are overrated, but the halo series as all franchises with video games has had it’s mediocre games *cough* halo wars*cough* (granted that Microsoft made it)but nevertheless it is a halo game. Warhammer 40K is and always will be a very detailed storyline *cough* made by nerds*cough*. The whole point of a violent video game(FPS if you will) is to have the human brain stimulated and entertained, be that through the artwork involved in the game( with far cry for example) or be it the in game cut-scenes. The company that makes a game like halo want to take over the world (:P) through getting everyone to play their games.
    “But i understand what you mean when you see an ordinary or generic game being incredibly praised, for example, i see nothing when i look at super mario except a game capable of being run on my browser”
    most games now-a-days can be turned into a simplistic browser from of the game. A lot of games are generic and suck.
    Forge world is a new and innovative extra that has evolved into something that is just in it’s own right is a really good reason to buy a halo game (that includes forge) I myself can not wait for the game to come out, i loved the beta (and the bugs involved in it) it was a change of pace for the (FPS) gaming industry from its other remakes of a remake of a remake* cough* i mean MW2. Most equal a “all ready been done” kind of game, but reach is a really good example of a game that had changed for the better, I appreciate that Bungie wanted to go out in a bang.

    #46 5 years ago

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  • 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 […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

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

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

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

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

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

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

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

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

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

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

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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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

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

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

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

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

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

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