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

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

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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:

Others:

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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55 Comments

  1. Chris2pher_Jack

    I posted many in the News section an hour ago…
    “…CVG Kinect Reviews:
    Hardware gets an 8.8 – http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273523
    Joy Ride: 5.3 – http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273471
    Kinect Adventures: 6.3 – http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273517
    Kinect Sports: 7.9 – http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273540

    Eurogamer Kinect reviews:
    (don’t see the actual hardware score) http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-04-kinect-reviewed-review
    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 – http://reviews.cnet.com/xbox-360-games/xbox-360-kinect-xbox/4505-11457_7-34182443.html?tag=mncol;txt

    #1 4 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 4 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

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

    #3 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  6. Withnail

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

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    Interesting:

    “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 4 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 4 years ago
  9. rainer

    You missed the review on Ars Technica verdict = skip
    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2010/11/buy-a-house-clean-your-floor-move-your-butt-ars-reviews-kinect.ars

    Seems overall needs more polish as the general response.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. back_up

    hehehe Fighters Uncaged and Joy ride failed

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crazyreyn

    Kinect Adventures (Digital Spy) – 3/5
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/gamingreviews/a285914/kinect-adventures-xbox-360.html

    #11 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

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

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Ge0force

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

    #15 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  18. Callum

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

    #18 4 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 4 years ago
  20. M2Kx

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

    #20 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  23. Jan

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

    #23 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  27. StolenGlory

    “Never” precludes me from expanding my horizons.

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

    #27 4 years ago
  28. M2Kx

    @26: “real gamer” = “core gamer”

    comprendes? :D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Erthazus

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardcore_gamer

    #29 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  32. Psychotext

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

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Petulant Radish

    @29, from your own link:

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

    #33 4 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 4 years ago
  35. Blerk

    Poor old Tarquin. Socks for him again this year.

    #35 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    @36
    Aren’t those just more terms rather than definitions?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Panou

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

    #39 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  42. Tomchoucrew

    Xboxygen for french people :) : http://xboxygen.com/Focus/Dossiers/Test-de-Kinect-et-de-son-interface (no score)

    #42 4 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 4 years ago
  44. spiderLAW

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

    #44 4 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 4 years ago
  46. DrDamn

    @44
    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 4 years ago
  47. Johnny Cullen

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

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Gekidami

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

    #48 4 years ago
  49. DrDamn

    @48
    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 4 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 4 years ago
  51. Petulant Radish

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

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Filofax

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

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Patrick Garratt

    @51 – CotD.

    #53 4 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 4 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 4 years ago

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

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

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

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

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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]