Mass Effect 3 pops up for pre-order on EA Store

Friday, 10 December 2010 20:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Here it gooooooooes!

Holy shit. What are the odds? EA has posted Mass Effect 3 up on the EA Store. Someone’s gonna get fired. Well, maybe just an ear chewing. We hope not anyway. Mistakes happen.

Here’s the blurb:

Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.

The game is currently listed for pre-order over on the EA Store, so hurry up and take a look before it’s pulled.

Tomorrow night at the VGAs, we’ll hopefully hear more about the rumored multiplayer as well as get a release window.

Thanks, Joystiq.


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  1. unacomn

    “your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy” for the third time, since they keep forgetting you’re the guy who saved the galaxy twice already.

    I’m hoping this will be better than ME2. By that I mean, more RPG, less Halos of War.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. BULArmy

    LOL Bioware are absolutely the worst company when it comes to keeping secrets and teasing games :X

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. TheTwelve

    Well, it was bound to happen one day.


    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    I hope this time they will make a decent RPG game or decent shooter, but not something in between. OK, Bioware?
    And this time make something original in the story, not something from other masterpieces :3

    If not, get out of here.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    It’s already been pulled.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    People disliked ME2? Damn…ok i agree, it definitely missed something ME1 had. But damn if i didn’t enjoy ME2.

    I forgot to click the link though, so did it show any boxart?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. KrazyKraut

    ahhhh…party pooopers…now we know that it will be ME3.
    I just played the 1st one and there you couldnt land on the earth…funny…in 1 & 2 you explore the galaxy and in the 3rd one you are on the earth XD

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    Earth is a really cool idea actually. But i can’t imagine how they can show the earth… Maybe 1 small piece of one city.

    Earth is big and Mass Effect has a nice Sci-Fi setting behind it.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Freek

    Shepard: “So now it’s Earth? Well geuse what: fuck you guys. No really, I’ve been telling you people about the goddamn Reapers for two years now. And would you listen? No, no you diden’t. Nobody did. And I was left to clean up your shit, twice.
    So fuck you verry much. I’m done. You deal with it, I’m going to Thessia.”

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 Naw. Just a standard placeholder with Mass Effect 3 sprawled across the front.

    Here’s screen grabs:

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Moonwalker1982

    I’m just glad it’s not another game, cause that would have meant we had to wait much longer for ME3. I wonder what release date they’ll anounce. I can’t wait to continue the ME story.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @12 I’m sure it’s 2012 January or March :3

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Jensen6

    couldn’t they have waited for one more day? seriously, thats stupid. :S
    but i’m glad to hear that the reveal tomorrow will be ME3 (obviously) and not some other game. ;)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Bendu

    “Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.”

    Sounds like Dragon Age.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    @ 13

    Ah well, plenty of amazing games next year anyway, so that’s all fine. But what did you dislike about ME2?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus


    1) Story (while it was a very nice story and had really great characters. Everything was ripped off from Babylon 5, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica. Setting and narrative story was just a Rip Off from these movies. No original ideas)

    2) Gameplay (1st game had a decent RPG system with lots of sad issues. They didn’t improved them, but improved shooting mechanics and shooterized RPG genre. In the end it was something in between: Not a good shooter and not a good RPG game. Just something in between.)

    3) Repetitive mini games. Especially with planet mining.

    4) Crappy dialog system. there is no depth in your choices. Blue – good. Red – Evil. In the middle – Neutral.

    5) Mission variety of your crew – boring. In most cases you do one thing: shoot shoot and shoot. Yeah there are two guys from the crew who have better missions with variety, but in most cases you do only one thing: destroy the shit out of anything.

    6) Not the best graphics because of the engine. Yeah, loadings are much faster… Facial details are awesome. But everything else even on PC looks ok.

    the bottom line is that it’s not a BAD game, but it’s not a great game. It’s just a game.
    Fans of the sci-fi universe will like it like the next Jesus because of great voices, great camera angles. But thats it.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    CE pc version of mass effect 3 for me :) no questions asked.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    @ 17

    I never watched Babylon,Star Trek and BSG, so i didn’t know. Kinda cheap and too bad that they didn’t come up with a story of their own then. So the whole story about the reapers and protheans etc is all taken from those shows?

    Yes the controls were much better, better cover, better shooting, better moving. I agree about the choices, there seemed to be more of those in the first one. However, without any spoilers…near the last part of ME2. Not a VERY sad choice? i’d say it is :)

    Personally i didn’t mind the mining much, but if they can come up with something better and enjoyable, i’m all for it.
    It definitely felt more third person shooter than RPG , i agree but i still enjoyed it alot. And i absolutely loved the graphics, especially certain environments. But that’s all a matter of opinion.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    “So the whole story about the reapers and protheans etc is all taken from those shows?”

    Yup. A lot of people who watched these masterpieces felt the same. Even some characters are not that original to be honest.
    the bottom line is that if you never watched these movies or never read too much Sci-fi books, Mass effect is a very good alternative. Can’t argue with that.

    “And i absolutely loved the graphics, especially certain environments. But that’s all a matter of opinion.”

    graphics are great. No doubt about that, it’s just some parts they could improve from the first game a little bit. They made faster loading times, but sacrificed them for copy paste levels.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. NeoSquall

    you should add “And I’ve been killed and revived by a secret pro-human organization while I was cleaning up your shit.”

    #21 4 years ago
  22. freedoms_stain

    @19, clearly the exact plot of Mass Effect hasn’t been ripped from elsewhere, but there are a lot of themes and ideas that have clearly been “borrowed”.

    You mentioned the Protheans, well the concept of an Ancient technologically advanced race who mysteriously disappeared a fuckload of a long time ago leaving little but scraps of their technology scattered all over the Universe – pretty much the premise of StarGate.

    Geth? A race of mechanical beings who developed sentience/intelligence, rose up against their creators and all but wipe them out, forcing the survivors to become a rag-tag fleet of space-refugees. That is pretty much your Battlestar Galactica right there, it’s actually almost a perfect matchup – on the surface.

    And to round that off you’ve got the Normandy, the most badass ship in the fleet under the command of a young and talented officer who shot through the ranks. Explore the galaxy, go where no man has gone before, lead away missions on hostile planets. Can you say USS Enterprise? James T. Kirk?

    But you know what? These parallels are what I LOVE about Mass Effect. No one has ever really done a game that was really fucking good out of any of those old series. And you know what? I don’t think they can, because although they all make for good TV SHOWS individually they lack enough to make an epic GAMING experience.

    To have a truly awesome engaging large-scale sci-fi RPG you need to borrow the best of everything else and merge it into something that kicks mother fucking ass.

    Bioware did that, and they called it Mass Effect.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Night Hunter

    @Moonwalker1982: Don’t listen to Erthazus. While the Battlestar Galactica thing might be true -although I think the premise in BSG was much better than the Geth/Quarian thing, because it was not your standard Singularity-influenced robots vs humans story- I really can’t see that much Star Trek in Mass Effect, and I have watched them ALL. Haven’t really gotten around to Babylon 5 (yet), so I really can’t say anything about that one. Maybe Parallels between Shadows and Rachni? Or Vorlons and Quarian?

    But in my opinion the ME Universe, despite being of course influenced by other works of SciFi, has enough depht of its own, my problem is, that the game itself mostly presents this universe to you in form of codex entries instead of diving right in through missions, dialogues, etc.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Bellisner

    This whole earth thing ties in with the teasers for the big Bioware VGA reveal. The teaser heavily hinted at London as a setting; so perhaps the multiplayer portion of the game is a alliance resistance against the the reaper invasion. I’d wager that reaper indoctrination creates a human army to subjugate the population with one team as humans and the other as husks and the indoctrinated -and it won’t have to be explained away as a sim or training program like AC Brotherhood.
    Furthermore it could be set parallel to the single player story line -with humanity trying to delay the reaper advance long enough for Shep to assemble alliances to assault the reaper fleet. Oh and you heard it here first!

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    “Don’t listen to Erthazus.”

    ” – because i’m butthurted right?”

    Listen kid. I will give you few ideas that were borrowed from Babylon to Star Trek so you could shut up, m, kay?

    Lets get started then, shall we?

    1) Giant stations with giant Citadel and with council – Star Trek, Babylon 5
    2) and they seek ancient civilizations – Stargate and over 9000 books
    3) and they fought with syntetic lifeform from – TERMINATOR, Battlestar Galactica
    4) and reflected invasion of the ANCIENT EVIL!11 – Berserker series from Fred Saberhagen

    Here you go. Zero original ideas. ZERO. So, can you shut up your uneducated little mouth? Thank you.

    @freedoms_Stain, Here you go all cliche stuff.

    “Bioware did that, and they called it Mass Effect.”

    More like Mass Rip Off.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. NeoSquall

    And… who cares?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Moonwalker1982

    They also made novels about Mass Effect. Surely there’s plenty in the story that is really Bioware’s own, right? Things they came up with themselves?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. AHA-Lambda

    hell ****ing yes!

    If this is indeed 2011 then 2011 may be one of the best gaming years ever. And yes I am aware that only 2 days ago i said it may not be but UC3 and this changed my mind XD

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight


    There are no games with original idea, every form of modern media has been been inspired by previous works one way or another. SO your point is moot.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Night Hunter

    @25: WTF?

    So just because there is a space station it’s a fucking Star Trek or babylon 5 Rip Off? You just said it yourself, Stargate and over 9000 books … nowadays it needs a lot more than just a few similar thing to be a rip off because almost everything has been done before in one way or another. By your logic you could say Star Trek DS9 is a 2001 Rip Off just ’cause both had a space station. And BSG and Terminator are just Rip Offs of Asimovs works, I mean come on, Artificial Life killing their masters, this ones been around for a very long time. The Quarian flotilla on the other hand, that’s one thing where I am completely on your side.

    Number 2 and 4 are just ridiculous, I mean come on, destruction circles and ancient lifeforms. Those have been done over and over again, the Berserkers you mentioned … Replicators anyone. Or even the Cylons could fit. Just to point out, that there is in fact something called inspiration.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Freek

    Spacestations, aliens, ancient evils, etc. are common themes in all of sci-fi and fantasy. Just because one show or book had it doesn’t suddenly mean nobody else can ever write about it ever again.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. typeface

    Putting two and two together i.e. it’s likely to be Mass Effect 3 (apparently Sony Russia did accidentally spill the beans that day) and stuff like this it is Mass Effect 3.

    But it’s Mass Effect with multiplayer.
    My reasoning is because EA said they won’t make single player games only anymore and with the whole Frank Gibeau interview of them saying that it’s going to be the future – ‘all EA games will have multiplayer’ that’s most likely to be the case.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    “Spacestations, aliens, ancient evils, etc. are common themes in all of sci-fi and fantasy. Just because one show or book had it doesn’t suddenly mean nobody else can ever write about it ever again.”

    Maybe you should first read or watch?
    These things are not new, but they are RIPPED OFF with just a different names.

    “There are no games with original idea, every form of modern media has been been inspired by previous works one way or another.”

    Except in Mass Effect they are ripped off (just different names they have). I’m not the only one guy that thinks about that. There are plenty of people.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Aimless

    I don’t know why people bother reading Erthazus’ posts, he only writes using words that already exist. Zero originality!

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    Aimless, stop being butthurted alright?
    It’s my opinion and not only mine and you can always disagree with me, get back to your cave and pretend you are enjoying Mass Effect like for years. I said my opinion and through ME experience i knew the story from the beggining. It’s a B-SciFi-Movie at best.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Aimless

    I am not “butthurted”, I was treating your fallacious claims with the respect they deserved.

    Nothing fits your definition of original, your argument being reductionist in the extreme. Indeed the quality of your reasoning is made immediately apparent as you scurry to hide behind the coattails of petty insults.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Erthazus

    “Nothing fits your definition of original”

    All right. Enough. Because you are wrong here. I don’t seek originality or whatever. I want original story that is not ripped off blatantly from other masterpieces.

    and yes you are butthurted. As i said before this is my opinion. Want more of the same opinion? Go to or Kotaku.

    “Indeed the quality of your reasoning is made immediately apparent as you scurry to hide behind the coattails of petty insults.”

    yeah, your ass hurts A LOT, now get back to your cave and play Mass Effect and think that it is something new.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Aimless

    Whilst you might be an arse, Erthazus, I’m fairly sure that does not make you privy to the well-being of my own.

    Thank you for reinforcing my points, though.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Erthazus

    “Whilst you might be an arse, Erthazus, I’m fairly sure that does not make you privy to the well-being of my own.”

    Ok. Whatever really. Because your first post was nothing more than a butthurted comment like: “why people bother reading his opinion?”
    You know the answer: No one.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. KrazyKraut

    he never allows other ppls opinion..thats his problem

    #40 4 years ago

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    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

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

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

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

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

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

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

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

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

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

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

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

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

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

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

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

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

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

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

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

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

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

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

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

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

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

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

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

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

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

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

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

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

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

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

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

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

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

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

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

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

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