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MS has “nothing to announce at this time” regarding Halo 1 remake

Wednesday, 1 December 2010 15:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Microsoft has responded to yesterday’s report which claimed 343 Industries is working on a remake of Halo: Combat Evolved.

According to a MS spokesperson speaking with Eurogamer: “Right now our focus is on supporting Halo: Reach. We have nothing to announce at this time.”

Yesterday, the magazine Games Master claimed “industry chatter” suggested a remake’s in the works, and the game would launch around Halo’s 10-year anniversary in 2011, before a speculative Halo 4 launches in 2012.

Something Halo related is in the works though, as 343 has been hiring staffers to “help breathe a fresh vision into a new Halo experience”.

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38 Comments

  1. StolenGlory

    “Microsoft has responded yesterday’s report”.

    responded ‘to’.

    Sorry, it’s the coffee.

    *Slowly puts down the mug*

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Bond James Bond

    MS could release 5 Halo games a year and gaming-sheep would still buy them.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gheritt White

    CONFIRMED!!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    definitely confirmed then. 343 were quick to dismiss the halo nemesis rumour on gaf a few days ago but wont for this?

    hmm…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Razor

    So it’s happening?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Goliath

    Can’t wait for that announcement. I played Halo: CE when it was released on PC and as a PC gamer, I found it quite average. I never got the hype surrounding Halo though I must say, I love Halo Reach. Probably my favorite game this year. Halo 2 on Games on Demand would be great though.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DaMan

    if they remake CE, would be a good idea to include the Marathon games with it as extras .

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    oh its happening ….(sakes head in disappointment for lack of innovation @ M$)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DaMan

    by the way, to all the guys criticizing them, this is no different than say, remaking a grossly overhyped FF7.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    a grossly overhyped FF7 which came out “two” gens ago and people are dying to see a next gen updated version and sound quality of. Rather than a game from last gen that we already know what looks like in this gen graphics (Halo3)….oh wait they said they’re making a “HD” remake….ok sorry Halo 3 wasn’t HD….you may continue 343 studio.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DaMan

    hey, obviously your ‘people’ are also dying to see this one, or else nobody would bring this up.

    not really, since the days of early Xbox 3d graphics have improved dramatically. and FF7, similarly to 2d games, still looks ok because of being stylized to fit the platform limitations (unlike the 3d games of that time).

    also, jrpgs haven’t progressed since the days of Super Famicom, certainly not more than fps like Halo.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. AHA-Lambda

    @9 – i would like to see a remake of halo 1 don’t get me wrong imo it was the only truly great halo game.

    However, it clearly shows a vivid lack of imagination on 343′s and MS’s part. Nothing’s changed there then =/

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Mike

    Do you people never get fucking bored? Like ever?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Ummm I’m playing FF7 on my PSP 3000 right now for the first time ever since the game released alllllllllllllll the way back in 1997….yea I would much rather play a FF13 graphics version of this on my 55″ SONY Bravia, but don’t get me wrong its still fun with all the blocky charatcers.

    My point is God of War PSP and MGS peace walker are just as fun but with these games I’m not feeling the need for a graphical overhaul cause last gen visuals aren’t that much outdated. PS1 gen is and Halo coming from the most powerful last gen console…(wait is a wii more powerful..nevermind) XBOX doesn’t scream I need a remake badly as a game like FF7.

    Now we can say well FF7 has its spiritual graphical successors such as FF13….but listen and read this carefully…..FF13 IS A DIFFERENT STORY! Halo CE will not be…ITS JUST GONNA BE A RIP OFF OF REACH’S ENGINE WITH A COAT OF REACH PAINT. We already know the story and thats why it screams desperate attempt by M$ to cash in on a Halo every year until the death of the 360. If they do this with Halo CE they have to do it with Halo 2.

    This is M$ biggest franchise and its sad and pathetic that they spend all this money for a company like RARE and the only first party cash cow they can rely on is the same damn game that kept them from being slaughtered to death last gen by SONY. I loved Halo CE. Its one of the best FPS ever to grace consoles but sometimes its best to leave a legacy be and not destroy that legacy by rehashing it because you have shit 1st party dev game companies.

    Its all about making money at the end of the day and thats what they care about. I get it! But if Kojima did this shit with MGS I don’t know how I would take it. I would love to see MGS on PS3 with same story and all but that was 2 generations ago. Halo CE is last gen and there isn’t that much difference from it and 3. Reach does feel the best out of all of them so I don’t know…..fuck let me shut up. They’re gonna make it and I’m gonna buy it so it doesn’t matter I guess.

    M$ M$ M$ for the love of money :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCkLEo-DT1Q

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Mike

    Obviously not.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. OrbitMonkey

    Totally off topic, but if this trend for remakes continues, my wish list would be for the Doom series using the Rage engine, Deus Ex 1 & 2 (yes I liked invisible war!) & Jade Empire, though a sequal would be better.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DaMan

    kojima already ‘did this’ on GCN.

    PS1 3d games tend to look atrocius because of the god awful texture artifacts and the such, FF7 was one of the cleverly designed games that escaped it. Halo looks like shit compared to Reach.

    and if you believe FF13 has a ‘different story’ (and in caps no less..) , while Halo is still the same game then it’s time to grow up.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Soong

    @14 theevilaires: “Its all about making money at the end of the day and thats what they care about. I get it! But if Kojima did this shit with MGS I don’t know how I would take it.”
    Uhm there already was a MGS remake last gen dude. MGS: Twin Snakes on the gamecube was a remake of MGS on the PS1, one generation before. It had all kinds of crazy matrix-like cutscenes added to it and I preferred the original tbh.

    I love Halo CE, but I get a feeling that like MGS: Twin Snakes I will end up preferring the original version.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DSB

    You’d have to be pretty jaded to hate a remake of a classic game. Halo is arguably the second most important FPS game to hit consoles after Golden Eye.

    That being said, remakes are always a doubleedged sword. Halo probably isn’t going to stand up to Reach all that well after all this time, and since that’s what people are playing, they do risk painting themselves into a corner with a game meant for completionists.

    @16 Mentally deleted your entire post after you said you liked Invisible War. No one liked Invisible War.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    Deus ex 2 wasn’t THAT bad =/

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DSB

    Oh, it was. It was a made-for-console sellout meant to follow a modern classic. They screwed up pretty much everything.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. AHA-Lambda

    as a follow up to deus ex yes it was awful
    but as a game by its own merits i still found it enjoyable tbh

    #22 4 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    @ DaMan: you’re not getting my point. This new rumored Halo CE remake will be the same as Halo CE on the original XBOX. Thats a one gen gap mind you.

    FF7 is not the same story as FF13 but FF13 is a spiritual successor to FF’s before it graphically. Theres a two gen gap between FF7 and FF13.

    @ Soong: Yes Kojima did do this but for Nintendo not SONY. The game was a spiritual remake story and upgraded graphics wise but honestly I don’t count it. It was shit and the original on PS1 was 1 million times better especially the voice overs.

    If Kojima had remade MGS3 for PS3 then hell yea I would buy it even though it has a one gen gap from the original. Theres already been 4 fucking Halo games this gen 3,wars,ODST,and Reach. The XBOX 360 just turned 5 a last month. Thats a Halo game almost every year and thats pathetic.

    Now that bungie is gone the only way they see 343 studios capturing glory like bungie is to remake Halo CE in HD? Are you serious?! They know the fans are going to buy it and they know they don’t have anything else to fall back on except pay 3rd party devs like treyarch to make their product superior over PS3.

    I guess every company has their mascot. Nintendo has Mario, M$ has Master Chief, and SONY has…..no one because they have the greatest 1st party support and don’t need to rely on tactics like this. It just shows no integrity whatsoever.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. OrbitMonkey

    @19 *fingers in ears* la la la can’t hear you, la la la, invisible war was great…

    Tbh I’ve never played the original Deus Ex & really feel I’ve missed out, especially as virtually everyone rates it as better than its sequal by an order of magnitude :(

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Gekidami

    I think it would pass better if it wasnt the main studio making the remake. 343 are the new halo guys, everything new thats Halo is meant to pass by them yet their first game is just a remake.
    You can go on about the HD remakes all you want, fact is Santa Monica and Sucker Punch didnt make them and Team ICO isnt working on the ICO Collection either, they’re all working on new stuff. Same goes for Kojima Productions and The Twin Snakes.
    Its hard not to look at this and see a ‘safe bet’, almost a cowardly move by MS.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DaMan

    theevilaires: I got what you were saying, it looks like shit compared to 360 Halos. a lot has happened during this ‘one gen’, the graphics are uncomparable. FFs ‘stories’ are tired and the same crap, extended a hundredth time. there’s way more fun to have with the ones in Halo.

    Gekidami – what are you talking about, Twin Snakes was a remake.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. AHA-Lambda

    @24 – PLAY IT NOW!!!!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Gekidami

    Where did i say the Twin Snakes wasnt a remake? My point is that Kojima Productions didnt make it. They were working on new stuff whilst they handed off the work to another studio.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    DaMan, i really don’t want to sound like a cock… (Didn’t read full thread)

    But Halo 1 really looks like Halo 2 or Halo 3. Halo 3 just had better textures, but they are the same, even resolution is last gen.

    Reach had a next gen feel and looked decent for the current gen.

    Final Fantasy 7 is so old that had shitty 3d models and amazing 2d backgrounds. That game seriously need to be remade. Don’t forget that 3D models at that time looked worse than anything. It was a start of 3D era.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    ^ That isnt true at all. Theres a world of difference between CE and H2.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @30 These are two games that i played at my PC with texture enchantments and etc.
    Changes in graphics were… Almost how can i say… Just textures. Maybe models a little bit.
    Everything else was the same thing with different pallete. I’m serious.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DaMan

    Gekidami – well, they decided for it to be remade. and they guided the development. if you look at this the other way, then one might say the point of CE remake is the smooth franchise rebooting.

    Erthazus – sorry, i don’t know how to comment on that without flaming. if you believe that, then let us say we agree to disagree. thanks.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    Thats right Twin Snakes was made by Silicon (shit makers of Too Human) Knights. It was a remake but by another company other than the original devs and not released on the next gen console (PS2) of its successor. Twin Snakes is an abomination and disgrace to everything MGS stands for. Halo CE on the other had is being made by M$ again just a different team….whoop di do!

    Yay M$ show us why you deserve to stand among the Elites like Atari,Nintendo,Sega, and SONY. Make better diverse games please. I swear if EA came out with their own system and became the new SEGA M$ would be gone like the wind.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. DaMan

    Kojima Productions guided the dev team of TS, similarly CE has been given to a new dev as well, more so to serve as an introduction to franchise reboot.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. spiderLAW

    @33
    Normally i agree with you but dont talk shit about Twin Snakes buddy, please haha. I loved every minute of Twin Snakes, just as much as i loved every minute of of the original MGS on PSX

    #35 4 years ago
  36. DSB

    @24 Haha, that was my first thought. “That guy can’t have played Deus Ex” :P

    10 Euro on Steam, chop chop!

    #36 4 years ago
  37. trivi4l

    First of all Halo 1 looks like shit now. Considering it was pretty much a launch title gives it enough grounds for a remake.

    Second of all Halo 1 and Halo 2 have a tremendous difference in graphics. Look at the Red vs Blue episodes where they go from Halo 1 to Halo 2 and you see a huge improvement.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Gadzooks!

    False outrage at Halo remake is false.

    The immature ‘wah wah wah, I dont like it so it must be killed’ reaction to Halo getting airtime is predictable and so very very boring.

    Fans want it, developers listen, it will get released, it will sell like hotcakes and all the uptight, self-righteous bluster will be wasted energy which could be put into doing something constructive.

    #38 4 years ago

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    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]