Kinect review round-up OF DOOM: everything in one place!

Thursday, 4 November 2010 06:09 GMT By Nathan Grayson


The embargo’s officially lifted on Kinect, and boy was it damming back a serious flood of content. As in, this may be the Internet’s Noah’s Ark. Seriously people, grab two of whatever rodent happens to be scurrying through your house, build a boat, and jump past the break. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a paddle. And some tissues. You’ll need them to dab up the tears of blood that’ll be oozing from your eyes after all this reading.

  • Hardware:
  • Dance Central
  • Kinect Sports
  • Kinect Adventures
  • Kinectimals

Kinect Joy Ride:

  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved:


If you find any more in between barely keeping your head above water and choking on a Kinectimal, let us know and we’ll toss ‘em up there.


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  1. Chris2pher_Jack

    I posted many in the News section an hour ago…
    “…CVG Kinect Reviews:
    Hardware gets an 8.8 –
    Joy Ride: 5.3 –
    Kinect Adventures: 6.3 –
    Kinect Sports: 7.9 –

    Eurogamer Kinect reviews:
    (don’t see the actual hardware score)
    Dance Central: 8.0
    Kinect Sports: 7.0
    Kinect Adventures: 6.0
    Kinectimals: 7.0
    Kinect Joy Ride: 5.0

    Cnet Kinect Review:
    Hardware gets an 7.0 –;txt

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Chris2pher_Jack

    I personally don’t have a wife & kids to entertain & i got bored of the casual games very quickly after the eyetoy first came out, nothing hardcore for it on the horizon, if there is, i personally wouldn’t want to know about it. The hardware itself seems quite poor & that all the effort is in the software. Being able to navigate the menu with my voice & hands, while sounds cool, it’s something i could bet that the PS EYE could do with a firmware update.
    So for me, Kinect far from justifies the $200 (AUD) investment.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

    Quality scores for the game that interested me the most. Good stuff.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. RickyWicky

    Kinda sucks that we’re going to mostly be seeing a bunch of bull-poo games that would have been shit even without Kinect for awhile. But I’m sure that, over time, we’ll start seeing some better games and not crap pushed out in the interest of time.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DJ Deathstar

    Main reviews i wanted to see were Dance Central and Kinect Sports and looks like both have been well received, may pick Kinect up at some point next year

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Withnail

    The Engadget score is 6/10 (look on the right hand side of the page).

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson


    “if you ever want to use Kinect with two players (and you should) you need plenty of room. If you don’t have room, don’t buy Kinect” – EuroGamer

    #7 5 years ago
  8. onyxbox

    I think you have to read between the lines for most reviews; most sites don’t want to upset the hand that feeds too much so I’d say they’re being cautiously optimistic rather than gunning for ‘em.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. rainer

    You missed the review on Ars Technica verdict = skip

    Seems overall needs more polish as the general response.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. back_up

    hehehe Fighters Uncaged and Joy ride failed

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Crazyreyn

    Kinect Adventures (Digital Spy) – 3/5

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Those scores are generally higher than I was expecting for most of the titles. Have to have a trawl through a few and see what’s what.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DBZ0wnz

    Anything that got a high score would of been rated by children.

    Does Kintect have FPS/TPS, no. Does Wii & PS Move have TPS/FPS, yes.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Because it’s impossible for adults to enjoy anything other than shooters, right?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Ge0force

    No because most adults need some variety and depth in their games :)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Dannybuoy

    Well, from what I can deduce from reading these reviews is that Kinect fails to meet the potential alluded to by Microsoft. It sounds like lag will be an issue with anyone beyond the casual crowd and the games are lack luster. A classic Microsoft launch then. ho ho ho

    #16 5 years ago
  17. ARFarokhi

    As i thought, Kinect failed in terms of hardware & software ratings, but it will sell very good because of Microsoft’s expertise in marketing and the noobism that is growing in video games industry.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Callum

    Don’t write it off yet, that’s all I have to say. The indie devs will save us! :-)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    These scores all look very familiar. It’s like the Wii and Move launches all over again. Some good stuff, some average stuff, some utterly horrendous stuff.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. M2Kx

    that’s exactly that, what I wanted to post.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Robo_1

    The reviews are generally positive, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the space requirements are going to gimp it for many people.

    I’m seriously not sure if it’s worth their effort to release Kinect in Japan, given the typically smaller living spaces found there.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Keivz

    How does an 8 out of 10 equal for a launch game equal failure for the device? I have a feeling that when the ball gets rolling, gamers will be eating this up (i.e., wait for Child of Eden & the like).

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Jan

    #21 Robo_1 – You forgot how small people are in Japan, they are tiny, so its no problems :D

    #23 5 years ago
  24. M2Kx

    @22: CoE is a bad example. Several mags had already their hands on and said the game is brilliant, as long you don’t have to control with kinect :D

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    “I have a feeling that when the ball gets rolling, gamers will be eating this up”

    Real Gamers? Never. Casuals? For 130 GBP and e.t.c.? I want to see that first.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Blerk

    “Never” is a very strong word.

    I’m curious to know what the definition of a ‘real’ gamer is, btw.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. StolenGlory

    “Never” precludes me from expanding my horizons.

    A ‘real’ gamer is not always a conservative one.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. M2Kx

    @26: “real gamer” = “core gamer”

    comprendes? :D

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    “I’m curious to know what the definition of a ‘real’ gamer is, btw.”

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve said never to Kinect, only because I’m not sure if the space in my living room is big enough.

    But even now, I am getting very tempted.

    A pre-order might be in by the weekend with Dance Central and something else.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    They say Kinect can see you on EG, surely now its only a matter of time before it goes self aware? The machines will rise :D

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    It’s all fun and games until the robots start crushing skulls.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Petulant Radish

    @29, from your own link:

    “There is currently no unanimously agreed upon definition for the term.”

    #33 5 years ago
  34. cookiejar

    Ironically, its probably some of the ‘hardcore’ Xbox fans that are lining up over night to get this thing! I can’t see Aunty Mary waiting in line to get this for her Tarquin.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Blerk

    Poor old Tarquin. Socks for him again this year.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    @33, ““There is currently no unanimously agreed upon definition for the term.””

    Because there are many of them: Pro Gamer, RetroGamer, Hardcore Gamer and e.t.c.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    You’re all casuals to me bitches.

    /speed runs Super Meat Boy glitch worlds for fun
    /completes Trials HD extreme levels for platinum ranks
    /puts Demon’s Souls into pure dark tendency for teh lolz

    /pats Kinectimals kitty

    #37 5 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    Aren’t those just more terms rather than definitions?

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Panou

    I’m very surprised of Kinect Sports results… I was expecting lower grades for this one.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Blerk

    @36: And they’re pretty much all complete bullshit.

    Something either appeals or it doesn’t, but that doesn’t mean that it’s an instant fail or somehow less worthy. Limiting the types of games you play because of some bizarre ‘image’ that you want to maintain is completely ridiculous and bordering on snobbery.

    By all means take the shovelware to task, but don’t discount something as “worthless” to the more traditional gamer just because you don’t much like the look of it.

    There’s nothing at all appealing in the current Kinect line-up for me either. But who’s to say that next month they won’t show something that’ll look fantastic?

    #40 5 years ago
  41. freedoms_stain

    Man, I obviously need more coffee, I clicked on this article fully expecting reviews for DOOM the game ported for Kinect.

    From what I played of Kinect I’m not surprised the scores are not great, shame for early adopters. You get to pay the premium price point without any premium benefits.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Tomchoucrew

    Xboxygen for french people :) : (no score)

    #42 5 years ago
  43. OlderGamer

    Just for the record so called hardcore gamers can become more and more casual as they get older. It doesn’t some how make them or the games they enjoy any less important. I would argue that because of the buying power of a say 40yr old is sizable compared to a 17yr old, the imporatance of a aiging gamer may well be MUCH larger then many of you folks think.

    The problem that I can tell you is that as a gamer in my 50s, far less of the games being pushed apeal to me. I don’t need fiveplus online MP shooters(with a new one every three months). There is a huge misconception in the industry(media, dev/pub, retail, and gamer base) that games are for the younger only crowd. I mean think of it this way, lets say your 17, 27, or 37 right now…do you plan to stop playing games someday? I don’t mean slow down because you have less time, the kids need shoes, you bought a new house, or the wife looks at you with a twinkle in her eye, I mean stop. Out and out stop buying systems and playing games? The answer is no, for the overwhelming majority of us.

    However what we like does change. You don’t watch the same kinds of movies/tv shows or listen to the same kinds of new music that you used to. Your perspective on life and the way you see things changes. The games you want to play change too.

    So get off of your self made crown. In this day and age there is no such thing as a hardcore gamer. None. I own Halo Reach, BFBC2, Gears, and I own Move and the Wii. I play Pop-Cap games as much as Capcom ones(maybe more)(Plants VS Zombies ftw). I can’t get enough diablo style action rpgs(Titan Quest, TourchLight, Phantasy Star Online/Universe). I laugh at Forza and GT now, 10-15 yrs ago I played and enjoyed GTone. I can’t wait to get my copy of NFS:HP. I play Civ like my life depends on it. I love Music games(RB/GH). My point is that I own games from all different corners of the game industry. I don’t simply line up for CoD games when they launch. I hate the God of War games. My tastes are wide and varried.

    I think THAT is what happens when you get older. I don’t buy at all into the idea that you somehow stop being important or that there is some secret handshaking club called hardcore. There are no elite gamers, only gamers that think they are elite.

    As far as Kinect goes. I am not interested at this time. I just don’t see a game jumping out at me. I just got a Move a bit back and am enjoying that. When the line up for Kinect changes I may pick it up. But to each their own. If a gamer wants to buy and enjoys Kinect, whats the difference to me or to you?

    #43 5 years ago
  44. spiderLAW

    these scores are really not that bad at all. Good job Microsoft!

    #44 5 years ago
  45. OrbitMonkey

    Theirs no *hardcore* gamers. Theirs teenage boys & everybody else. If your still judging folk on what & how they play by the time your in your twentys you missed the maturity boat.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. DrDamn

    As a Kinect sceptic I’d say I’m also impressed with the scores overall. Some of the damage limitation they were doing in the run up I was expecting more of a train wreck. However there is some good stuff in there. Reading into the reviews I’d say it does have some concerns with depth and control, *but* the general feeling in them is that is outweighed by the fun factor. How long the fun factor can maintain it is another thing, but it does add something new.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve added those links in and given the full list a massive edit to make it cleaner.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Gekidami

    The hardware scores are far from ‘glowing’ for the most part.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. DrDamn

    True, but what they are reviewing is not just the hardware but also the current state of the software libraries. Which more than any other recent hardware release has the greatest potential to improve (in my opinion).

    #49 5 years ago
  50. JonFE

    Once again OlderGamer lives up to his nickname and shares his wisdom.

    As someone on the edge of turning 40, I salute you; Well Done Sir!

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Petulant Radish

    I’m a hardcore porn viewer, I literally only watch hardcore porn. That casual porn is bollocks.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Filofax

    @8 I think you hit the nail on the head.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Patrick Garratt

    @51 – CotD.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Psychotech

    No wonder most of these reviews are a little on the soft side with the hardware’s obvious flaws.there’s half a billion marketing campaign after all ;)

    #54 5 years ago
  55. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Seems like Kinect is not for me.. The games are just TOO casual, and so far none of them have great and fun controls, well maybe DANCE game has good ones, but its too gay for me.

    #55 5 years ago

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    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]