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Rumour: 343 Industries working on Halo: Combat Evolved remake

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 14:34 GMT By Johnny Cullen

A remake of Halo: Combat Evolved is on the way from Microsoft for 360, according to a rumour in the new issue of GamesMaster.

In the next edition of the mag, which will have a blowout on the next Tomb Raider title, it claims that 343 Industries are working on a HD remake of the Bungie shooter that will run from Halo Reach’s engine.

The release, if true, is most likely to celebrate the IPs tenth anniversary: the original launched as a launch title for the first Xbox in March 2002.

A Halo 1 HD remake is then set to set the stage for a fully-fledged Halo 4.

343 took over the reigns of the Halo IP following the release of Reach in September, Bungie’s last attempt at the series.

Thanks, CVG.

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46 Comments

  1. Clashback

    Nice, but… I’m still not buying a 360 though…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    So no new ideas, lets make it on the Reach engine and sell it with 60 bucks.

    I understand HD remakes of the old games. Put 2-3 of them in one box and sell them for 39.99$

    But this is a blatant milking on the not so good franchise for 60$

    But what i am saying, if little fratboys will buy tons of this mediocre franchise in US anyway even for 100$
    Unless the remake will be made from scratch without arcadish shooting mechanics, slow paced gameplay, lifeless characters and etc.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    Ooooh….*looks guiltily at ps3, bites lip*

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Anders

    Truly, this is the age of remakes.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. JonFE

    Like I’ve said before, Halo: CE remake on the Reach engine could be a great way for 343 Industries to taste Halo’s waters, get to know what worked for Halo in the first place and build experience for Halo4.

    I can hardly wait!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @4 Not true at all. So many good games out there without remakes.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gadzooks!

    Get in!

    If true this is fantastic news. Reach is definitely my favourite Halo, but it would be great to replay the original in the gorgeous Reach engine.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gheritt White

    YES! I’ll take two!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. JonFE

    @6:

    So far, we’ve had remakes on God of War, Sly Cooper and Prince of Persia, along with the announced Beyond Good and Evil, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, a couple of Oddworld games, the rumored Metal Gear Solid, Splinter Cell and now Halo.

    Compare that to last generation, when we almost had none and you see what Anders means…

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    I’d love to see that. Halo CE may be fugly now, but it still stands well on its level design and combat.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @9
    “So far we’ve had remakes on God of War, Sly Cooper and Prince of Persia, along with the announced Beyond Good and Evil, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, a couple of Oddworld games, the rumored Metal Gear Solid, Splinter Cell and now Halo.

    Compare that to last generation, when we almost had none and you see what Anders means…”

    These are just HD remakes.
    Halo is not HD remake, it’s a huge remake on the REACH engine. It’s not a port. They are going to completely re-build the game from the scratch. (Unless they are going the easy way just porting all textures to Halo:Reach engine and sounds, voices)

    HD remakes that you listed are just upscaling. Nothing to be amazed actually.

    @10, “but it still stands well on its level design and combat.”

    LOL.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    What a well reasoned and articulated argument. I salute you sir.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Kuwabara

    LMAO, what a joke. Thats how badly xbox is doing with its lineup of future exclusives. It has to remake a last gen game!! lol.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @12, but what can i say? If i will say something, then thread will be full of delusional Halo fanboys.

    Halo:CE has no level design. Just big maps with gigantic and generic textures all over them. With Copy-paste level design in most cases.
    Combat? You mean that arcadish feel with guns that have no dispersion or it’s own feeling? Have you played at that time Half-Life, Counter-Strike or Unreal tournament? Of course not.

    Thats it.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    @11 Stop messing with my rose tinted spectacles, I’m enjoying a nostalgia trip here! :/

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    @11
    The PS3 remakes of PS2 titles are not just upscaling, they are rendering at the higher resolution – quite a big difference.

    This is very good stuff. Regardless of your opinion on the games this isn’t a milking of a cash cow – well not just that :) – it’s good fan service, something the Halo series has already demonstrated through the game features and evolution so far.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. JonFE

    “These are just HD remakes.
    Halo is not HD remake, it’s a huge remake on the REACH engine. It’s not a port. They are going to completely re-build the game from the scratch. (Unless they are going the easy way just porting all textures to Halo:Reach engine and sounds, voices)

    HD remakes that you listed are just upscaling. Nothing to be amazed actually.”

    So, just to be clear, an HD remake is not a remake in your book after all?

    Note: tip is in your term “HD remakes”.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    Very pathetic if true. Why not focus on expanding M$ library so it’ll look more respectable rather than try to release 10 Halo games in one generation.

    Sad how SONY is the only one making new genres and new IP’s every year and they still get spit on.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. sennasnit

    hmmm, didn’t they say they wouldn’t do remakes….
    http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/113/1130329p1.html

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    “The PS3 remakes of PS2 titles are not just upscaling, they are rendering at the higher resolution – quite a big difference.”

    Basically it’s upscaling and yeah it’s a milking material, but at least for 39.99$ or cheaper.
    There is nothing better except of some HD on it. (some games like Prince Of Persia looks even worse)

    @15, :PPP

    @17, of course remakes, but not in the big scale. They are here so they can play better on the Wide screen.

    HD is just a resolution.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Madeira

    This is a dream game… I hope the rumor is true. The lot of you clueless turd burglars who rip Halo have no idea what kind of phenomenon this game was. Everyone played it. It still holds up too. One of the true classics of the past few gens.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @Madeira, “Everyone played it.”

    Played only people who never played Unreal Tournament, Counter-Strike, Half-Lifes, Quakes and other FPS’s before.
    It’s only classic in console space.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. JonFE

    @20

    So, it *is* truly the age of remakes, as Anders said.

    Maybe you should stop shifting the goalposts with every other post.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    Oh and btw theres nothing wrong with making a remake….its the fact that we have already had 4 new Halo games this gen….hence no need for this nonsense. So please don’t use the well SONY is doing a bunch of HD remakes…..

    Yea….I don’t think theres been 4 new sly cooper games this gen. Nor 4 new God of War games either. You see my point people (XBOTS). For them to keep cashing in on the same franchise year after year shows they have no integrity and as a consumer you should want to invest in growth of your platform of choice.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. OrbitMonkey

    @24 They are investing in the growth of their platform, 2 & a half million of them bought a eyet… Sorry… Kinnect. Now they can play HD remake of Wii games *trollface on!*

    #25 4 years ago
  26. JonFE

    By the same logic TEA, we’ve already had three Ratchet & Clank games and two Resistance / Motorstorm games, with a third game for both coming next year; not to mention the rumored third Uncharted…

    Does Sony’s integrity stop at three?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    this is obviously bullshit but i hope its true though cause the first halo was such a good game it deserve a total remake not some shitty HD or they could make a game which is like halo combat cause reach just failed

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Mike

    I’d midnight queue for this. It’d basically be a wish come true since the 360 launched.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. alimokrane

    You want to make a point, then VOTE WITH YOUR MONEY!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. joshua nash

    so a remake of the first game using the last games engine? haven’t played reach yet waiting for it drop in price

    #30 4 years ago
  31. cookiejar

    Ha! Well played.

    Lets face it, they’re probably struggling for ideas on how to top 3 and Reach now Bungie have moved on. Re-releasing a classic is bound to sell a bucket load for them, without much grief.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DrDamn

    @Erthazus
    “Basically it’s upscaling”

    So your understanding in this case is right up there with your understanding of stereoscopic 3D and controller lag then, why didn’t you say so?

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Madeira

    @22: Yes, those are more hardcore games. Good call there. +1 rep.

    Fuuuuck… the internet is nice and all, but fuck it for giving ankle biters like you a voice. This site has it’s share of jackwagons, that’s for sure.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    @jonFE you clearly didn’t see my point. Halo combat evolved was a last gen game from a last gen system. Ratchet future is a next get game from a last gen system that continues the story line of the ratchet universe. Insomniac didn’t go back and say hey lets redo the first Ratchet with the same story line on PS3. Its a totally different thing.

    Halo evolved is shit we’ve already played last gen which isn’t that far back. If you can’t see the logic in why this is a desperate attempt for M$ to have another Halo ready for holiday 2011 then you are a blind fool and please remove your head from Greenburgs ass. As a matter of fact you not understanding what I said in #24 shows you’re about 13 or in your mid 30s living home with mommy and can’t grip the realization that its not cool to be in your 30s still living at your parents house :D

    How you completely miss the point in #24 is mind boggling and you’re one of the idiots here daily trying to make a name for yourself with retarded responses like that. I feel stupid for even replying to that nonsense. Go play your Halo for the millionth time and look forward to Halo 2 HD remake holiday 2012…..followed by Halo 3 HD remake launch title for the XBOX720 :P

    #34 4 years ago
  35. JonFE

    @jonFE you clearly didn’t see my point. Halo combat evolved was a last gen game from a last gen system. Ratchet future is a next get game from a last gen system that continues the story line of the ratchet universe. Insomniac didn’t go back and say hey lets redo the first Ratchet with the same story line on PS3. Its a totally different thing.

    Halo evolved is shit we’ve already played last gen which isn’t that far back. If you can’t see the logic in why this is a desperate attempt for M$ to have another Halo ready for holiday 2011 then you are a blind fool and please remove your head from Greenburgs ass. As a matter of fact you not understanding what I said in #24 shows you’re about 13 or in your mid 30s living home with mommy and can’t grip the realization that its not cool to be in your 30s still living at your parents house :D

    How you completely miss the point in #24 is mind boggling and you’re one of the idiots here daily trying to make a name for yourself with retarded responses like that. I feel stupid for even replying to that nonsense. Go play your Halo for the millionth time and look forward to Halo 2 HD remake holiday 2012…..followed by Halo 3 HD remake launch title for the XBOX720 :P

    Resorting to personal insults is such an eloquent and adult way to make your point.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. OrbitMonkey

    @@@29 Stop talking sense kind sir, this is not the place for it :D

    #36 4 years ago
  37. triggerhappy686

    pft I would rather have a brand new Halo :( I just finished Halo again the other month there on PC @ 1920*1080 and it still holds its own against other shooters. And if you remake Halo then you really need to do a Halo 2 remake aswell, all I really want is a brand spanking new one so that 343 can show us what its made of.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Zave

    March 2001? Well… no: Halo: Combat Evolved launched with the original Xbox in the fall of 2001.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Johnny Cullen

    Poo. I mixed together the US and European launch dates.

    Fixed.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. LOLshock94

    @31 halo 1 is the least selling halo game so know they have run out of ideas infact im sure theyre listening to there fans as everyone agrees that this halo is the best halo so go suck my dick and have a nice day

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Mike

    if only evry other c0mp4ny rel34s3d new ip liek my beluvved $0nY and stpped biing shite liek halololol then ud 4Ll c dat playsttn iz da b3st and msgames2011 r ded.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Johnny Cullen

    innit, bruv.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. LOLshock94

    potato

    #43 4 years ago
  44. datamonkey

    Well fook me!

    It was only the other day as I was downloading Halo: CE for a bargian 400 MS points that I thought it’d be nice to get a remake with updated graphics for this game.

    Whaddya know? A few days later…

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Hunam

    It’s the best one of the lot too, even with the copy and paste level design at the end.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Tallon 4

    HALO CE was one fuckin’ awesome game. Remember playing it and it was a bit underwhelming at first, but then ‘we’ reached HALO…

    #46 4 years ago

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    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

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

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

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