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Duke Nuked: Gearbox new IP owners of Duke Nukem

Monday, 6 September 2010 00:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Bang. Gearbox has just announced at its PAX panel it now holds the rights to the Duke Nukem IP, having been transferred to the studio from previous owner 3D Realms.

The Texas-based developer sent out a press release timed with the announce in Seattle, saying it had “acquired the full intellectual property rights of the ‘Duke Nukem’ brand including Duke Nukem Forever and all future projects in a cooperative deal made with 3D Realms.”

Needless to say, DNF won’t be the last game in the franchise.

According to 3D Realms co-founder Scott Miller, Gearbox was picked because of its “continued passion, commitment and long-time heritage with the brand and 3D Realms.”

“Fifteen years ago, Duke Nukem 3D helped launch my professional video game development career,” said Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford.

“The Gearbox Software team and I are ecstatic that we have grown to a position to be able to pick up and carry the torch and help Duke rise back to glory in his time of need. Fans of the legendary hero and all the incredible talent that have ever helped him all deserve the very best support that we can bring.”

3D Realms co-founder George Broussard added on the move: “Gearbox was the only home appropriate for the Duke Nukem brand. They are very talented and possess the perfect perspective and understanding of the brand.

“Their vision for its future direction is exciting and unbelievable. I am personally cannot wait for fans to see their unique take on the franchise. This will be a win-win situation for everyone involved, especially the fans.”

Always bet on Duke. Always.

It comes as Gearbox announced on Friday at PAX it had picked up development work on Duke Nukem Forever after a turbulent 12 year spell at 3D Realms.

In 2009, 3DR closed over a lack of fund. Days afterwards, publisher Take Two were suing the studio for a lack of delivery, as well as funds of $12 million given to it to complete the project

While Take Two had maintained the rights to the game, it was rumoured at E3 that Gearbox were kick-starting development on it again.

The rumour publicly surfaced last month, before becoming official on Friday.

Catch Steph Nunneley’s impressions of the game here, and her interview with Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel here.

Duke Nukem Forever launches next year for PS3, 360 and PC.

Press release is below.

Duke Nukem Franchise Transferred to Gearbox Software

Borderlands and Brothers in Arms creators, Gearbox Software, acquire ownership of the legendary Duke Nukem franchise and brand.

Dallas, TX – September 5th, 2010 – Gearbox Software announced today that it has acquired the full intellectual property rights of the ‘Duke Nukem’ brand including Duke Nukem Forever and all future projects in a cooperative deal made with 3D Realms. Gearbox Software is an award-winning video game developer known for the creation of original mega-hit franchises, including Borderlands and Brothers in Arms, which have each earned critical acclaim and have been bought by millions of people worldwide.

“Fifteen years ago, Duke Nukem 3D helped launch my professional video game development career,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “The Gearbox Software team and I are ecstatic that we have grown to a position to be able to pick up and carry the torch and help Duke rise back to glory in his time of need. Fans of the legendary hero and all the incredible talent that have ever helped him all deserve the very best support that we can bring. Please join me in supporting Duke in his triumphant return so that we may all enjoy the unique, one-in-million entertainment experience that only Duke Nukem can bring.”

Since its inception in 1991, Duke Nukem has evolved into one of the most iconic brands in the history of video games. The Duke Nukem franchise is renowned for uniquely engaging and entertaining millions of gamers by providing them with highly explosive content and entertaining gameplay mixed with waggish humor. Franchise highlights include Duke Nukem 3D in 1997 and Duke Nukem : Manhattan Project in 2002.

“Gearbox was handpicked as the new home for Duke Nukem because of their continued passion, commitment and long-time heritage with the brand and 3D Realms. Gearbox and Duke Nukem make for a devastating match made in video game heaven,” commented Scott Miller, co-founder of 3D Realms. “The gaming community’s love and demand for the Duke Nukem brand never wavered and Gearbox will not disappoint them. As you have seen from titles such as Borderlands, Gearbox will bring the right level of addictively compelling gameplay, humor and high powered explosive action to the franchise. Duke Nukem is back and will be bigger than ever.”

“Gearbox was the only home appropriate for the Duke Nukem brand. They are very talented and possess the perfect perspective and understanding of the brand. Their vision for its future direction is exciting and unbelievable. I am personally cannot wait for fans to see their unique take on the franchise,” said George Broussard, co-founder of 3D Realms. “This will be a win-win situation for everyone involved, especially the fans.”

The first product to be available under the Duke Nukem brand will be the long awaited Duke Nukem Forever. Duke Nukem Forever will be published by 2K Games, which has exclusive, long-term publishing rights to the game and is expected to launch in 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Duke Nukem Forever will bring players back into the Duke Nukem universe with memorable ass-kicking mayhem for the millions of fans who have been anticipating its arrival over the past decade.

For more information on Duke Nukem Forever, please visit www.Duke Nukem .com.

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32 Comments

  1. Kuwabara

    I don’t think I’ve even completed a duke nukem game, i remember playing abit of it over 10 yrs ago, but the fact that this game had been in production for over ten years and had cancellations , especially hearing last year how the game was canceled for good, i felt sorry for the people working at it cause it had been worked on for so long, it had gone through a number of changed directions. but now its been announced, it feels like a defining moment in gaming history, like something no one ever expected. like i said I’m not a fan of the series, i probably played it for a few hrs, not sure what duke nukem game it was, (i remember walking into a movie theatre and finding a room with porn playing on the tvs), but this news is probably one of the biggest anouncement in gaming in the last 10 years, and ill be buying the game regardless of the reviews it gets. And now that we hear gearbox owns the franchise, is fucking amazing news!!!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. manamana

    Ok, can we all calm down now, please. Or maybe I take the plunge to give us a little SWBF3 reminder … FFS!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Kuwabara

    wtf??

    #3 5 years ago
  4. manamana

    No really, I respect Gearbox for what they did and yes, it’s a cool franchise and holodukes rule. But the hype is getting way out of hand these days. A good leisure suit larry remake would thrill me though. Or maybe Zak McKracken.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Kuwabara

    please stfu. the hype for this game and announcement is deserved, its been on and off for som many fucking years! and im tired of the same fking generic shooters every yr, i know this game will be a breat of fresh air, along with the shit load of ps3 exclusives nxt yr.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    No offense Kuwabara but I hope you’re not getting this on PS3. It will most likely be the inferior version I think. I could be wrong, but I have a feeling the port to PS3 will be sloppy even though they have been working on this game forever ;)

    I’m getting the 360 version.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Samuel

    DNF has jumped the shark now that it’s actually going to be released.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Crysis

    @6, Gearbox, sloppy?… never, if by inferior you mean you need a side by side picture & a magnifying glass to prove it, well you’re not a true gamer.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor

    @6 Do you actually have *any* evidence for why this might be the case beyond completely blind assumption?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Kuwabara

    Hey TEA, if that’s the case, why are u getting the xbox version and not the pc? as the xbox360 version will be as inferior to the pc version as the ps3 version being inferior to the xbox360 version. was borderlands on ps3 inferior to xbox360 version? I’d never buy a xbox360 even if u paid me to go buy 1.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @6 Actually, the game has not so much of a graphics and it can be easily implemented on the PS3 by using one core + it’s Gearbox. Gearbox does great ports.
    Look at the Borderlands. Significantly better on Ps3 than 360.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. manamana

    @6&10: With shitload next year you hopefully dont mean TLG and SOTC HD, do you?! And how come you dont like to have a console paid? I would take all consoles of the world, if I had all the time in the world to play them… Oh well, guess that dont makes me a fanboy at least. Off to work now. Hugs. Later.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Crysis

    This is just my opinion, but Gearbox is definately at the top as one of the best multiplat game developers, sure they don’t have a killer franchise like R* but they have done some great work with some of their games, not to mention their excellent ports on games like Halo 1 & 2 & the countless Valve ports.
    This is just my opinion, don’t want anyone flaming any opinion, that’s pointless.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. dodgypast

    For the first time in years I’m actually interested in DNF, can’t think of a better developer to take over the IP considering the Borderlands world Gearbox have created.

    It’s nice that just for once a historic IP has ended up in the hands of someone who can do it justice and will probably improve it.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    Yea it is blind assumption O’Connor. Thats why I said I think. Usually when I see the 360 version being demoed everywhere it usually means the 360 version will be superior.

    Thats just my superstition I guess.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Crysis

    @TEA, so do you think AC Brotherhood will be better on PS3? haven’t seen it demoed on 360 yet but you could well be right about the ‘superior’ version gettin all the public demonstrations , but PC doesn’t recieve most the demos & only on rare occasions would the pc version be lower quality than either ps3 or 360 but as Valve claims, the PS3 will have the superior version of Portal 2, i don’t know if they mean out of both consoles or if they’re including the pc version too, who knows? i particularily don’t care to be honest, i just get what ever i feel is best suited for which console.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. StolenGlory

    @6 “Look at the Borderlands. Significantly better on Ps3 than 360.”

    Please explain.

    While you’re at it, please dispute the digital foundry article below which says that the 360 version edges out the PS3 version with an average smoother framerate and SSAO.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/face-off-borderlands-article?page=2

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    @16
    Funnily enough the ‘superior’ PS3 version of Portal 2 isnt the one they’re showing at PAX, they’re showing the 360 version.

    Though it isnt true that they only demo the best versions of games. An example is Rage at E3 (i think it was for E3 or maybe it was Quakecon or something) where they demoed the 360 version but claimed that the PS3 build was actually running abit better in the studio when asked about it.

    As for PC… Yeah, its quite obvious why they dont demo the PC version of games even when it tends tobe the best looking; Its not the platform most of the people will be buying the game for. Hell, maybe thats why they demo the 360 version over the PS3 version, there are more 360′s out there afterall.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Crysis

    @17, that’s just nitpicking, the difference are small & without a side by side picture, unoticable, only ones who care about this would just buy the pc versions anyway, so noone really cares except for the fanboys trying to get an ego boost for their respected choices & people trying to prove a meaningless point.
    @18, i did not mean all the time, it would just be the smarter choice to show the better looking version to attract people, maybe they should show it on pc with a 360 controller to give a better presentation.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Blerk

    He said the PS3 version of Portal 2 would be ‘superior’ because of the Steamworks features. He never actually said that the game itself would be any different.

    The demo pods at shows are often sponsored by Sony or Microsoft. Sony put a significant wad of cash into last year’s EG Expo, for instance, so practically everything was being demoed on PS3.

    To be honest, we’ve sort of reached the stage where you can pick and choose which version to get based on which pad or machine you prefer. There don’t seem to be many PS3 games that are getting wonky ports nowadays. Apart from Mafia 2, but the 360 version of that was fairly wonky too.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @17
    They probably a preference for the overall look demonstrated in these two pics …

    360 – http://images.eurogamer.net/assets/articles//a/8/2/9/9/3/8/360_texture1.jpg.jpg
    PS3 – http://images.eurogamer.net/assets/articles//a/8/2/9/9/3/8/ps3_texture1.jpg.jpg

    I prefer the PS3 from that, however in play the smoother frame rate of the 360 was a significant gameplay enhancement for me. So I went for that version when I rented it. Both were reasonably close mind – I had a play of the PS3 version too, nothing to say either was significantly better.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @17 http://www.gametrailers.com/video/console-comparison-borderlands/58079

    don’t show me Eurogamer crap. Just see it with your own eyes. Me, personally, i played Borderlands ONLY on PC.

    but i can say for 100% that Gearbox is the best videogames company that can make ports. They have a lot of history behind ports of Valve or Bungie projects and making them even better on PC.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. StolenGlory

    @19 The nitpicking that you refer to justifies my point; the so called ‘significant’ quality difference that exists between the PS3 and 360 versions does not exist.

    @22 Don’t show me Eurogamer crap, but you’ll show me Gametrailers crap right? Sure… Let’s see who am I going to use a potential technical reference source; the site whose author has an established technical background or a US trailers site?

    @22 Also, I don’t disagree with you. The PC version is the best, and yes, I have seen all three versions with my own eyes which is precisely why your comment about the PS3 being ‘significantly’ better than the 360 version is puzzlingly without any kind of real evidence. I see very little seperating either version to be fair and that goes for both the Digital Foundry article and the GT video.

    So please, don’t over exaggerate.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    @23 “but you’ll show me Gametrailers crap right”

    They show you directly how game looks. Just look and you will see.
    Sure 360 version have SSAO, but it’s not helping console much.
    you what, don’t have your own eyes? And who said that GT is just an US site? It is also a potential technical reference source, but without s*** talk in GT they show you how game looks.

    Gearbox used both console strength. It’s just 360 version have MORE effects, but if it has more effects it’s not better. Look at the Borderlands textures and thats the most important part where Cell show’s it’s strength.
    While Xbox 360 have next gen videocard and have SSAO effect that… don’t do much here.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Raining_Upwards

    @Erthazus.

    Ummm Erth, didn’t you see what he said? He said he has seen ALL three versions, with the PC version being the best but he couldn’t see any meaningful difference between the two console versions

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    Hum, from DF:
    “Overall quality in terms of textures is essentially the same, with just a couple of nice bonus extras on Xbox 360.”

    Wait, what? Did the PS3 version get fixed up in a patch or something? That dosnt seem tobe the case going off that screenshot and that video.

    But anyway, the game looks pretty much the same on both systems which is the way it should be. Only thing that really stood out to me in that video is that the textures on the PS3 version seem to load in faster, but i’m guessing that it has a mandatory install and that the 360 version isnt installed.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    @26 “But anyway, the game looks pretty much the same on both systems which is the way it should be. Only thing that really stood out to me in that video is that the textures on the PS3 version seem to load in faster, but i’m guessing that it has a mandatory install and that the 360 version isnt installed.

    They are not just faster, they are crisp compared to box version.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. StolenGlory

    @26 This is what I mean.

    Erthazus is pretty much ignoring what I am saying here. I still do not see how the PS3 version is SIGNIFICANTLY more superior to the 360 version.

    I’m sorry but, slightly crisper textures and faster texture load-in after HDD install do not mean SIGNIFICANTLY in my book, especially in light of the superior frame rate advantages that the 360 version has.

    And for the last fucking time, I have seen both versions with my own fucking eyes. Hence my confusion at his inital statement.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Crysis

    was borderlands supposed to be the all mighty graphics whores’game anyway? from my memory it was a cartooney game in a wasteland with some dog like creatures, annoying bandits & some tough bosses who should not even be attempted til you’re atleast a similar level as him/her/it, so it’s a patient RPG/FPS, with a refreshing cartooney look about it, not a full on powerfully graphical game like crysis or Farcry 2

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    @28
    What exactly do you mean? I’m more inclined to trust what i see and what i see is that about the games textures, DF is wrong.

    But anyway, you are right about the PS3 version not being “significantly” better. Again, they’re pretty much identical, it boils down to what you want to nitpick about in the end but its pointless to do so.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. StolenGlory

    @30

    DF was merely being used as a point of reference for the whole argument of one version being significantly better than the other. I realise that their interpretation is not flawless but then again neither is GT’s non-lossless 720p video over a variable internet connection.

    I have seen both versions with my own eyes and if there are superior textures in the PS3 version I am not saying they don’t exist, i’m just saying that it isn’t a big enough deal.

    Of course, the whole argument is nitpicky but I merely had to understand why Erth thought one version was ‘significantly’ better than the other.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    “To be honest, we’ve sort of reached the stage where you can pick and choose which version to get based on which pad or machine you prefer.”

    I (and many others) *wish* this was the case, but it sadly doesn’t stop people from analysing every multi-format game released with a microscope to see if there’s two or three extra pixels of detail difference between the different formats.

    Remember when games actually did have a significant and noticeably difference between formats? When they look entirely different and often played different depending on the machine you were playing it on?

    Yeah.

    #32 5 years ago

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    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • 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 […]