Duke Nuked: Gearbox new IP owners of Duke Nukem

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


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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  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


    #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.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    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

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

    360 –
    PS3 –

    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


    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


    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

    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


    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?


    #32 5 years ago

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    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]