Christmas – we’re (almost) calling it

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Screw you guys.

As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve been pretty much going through the motions this week. Both Johnny and Steph are now on holiday until 2011, and “the internet” is posting news about passwords being stolen and the fact a game developer is developing a game. We’re pretty much done. We’re going to stop pretending we’re updating the site.

Or are we? We’re going to be posting a couple of big features between now and returning in the New Year. We can’t tell you when, or what they’re about, but you can probably work it out if you think for several seconds, or even less. No? Either way, you’re going to definitely want to see this stuff, so keep checking back.

Aside from that, we’re going to take a few weeks completely off. Anyone who knows me personally will know just how mental this year has been, and we all really do need to calm down. We’ll start updating properly again on January 3.

VG247 has seen superb growth in the past 12 months, and we’re going to be returning in the New Year stronger than ever. Again, we can’t thank our readers enough. We’re nothing without you. We’re everything with you. We’ll continue to build and continue to thrive. We will never relinquish our quest for the final word in games news. We can’t do it without you.

Have an amazing holiday. Play some games. Get pissed. Kiss your babies. Here’s to 2011.



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  1. M2Kx

    Oh again?

    I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

    (srsly I hate it!)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Merry Christmas cunts :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. jibbed

    I love this site, you guys are awesome! Have a good’n!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Freek

    Geuse i’ll have to find something else to do while pretending to work….;)

    No, I’m just kiddin, I love my job and the fact that it lets me hang around game sites.

    Have a great holiday!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Merry Xmas!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    I hate this…

    But we’ve had a great year.

    Here’s to VG247, bringing us the best the gaming world has to offer (albeit with a metric ton of spam :P).

    See you in January!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ton77

    merry christmas.

    this site is one of the best games sites i say

    #7 4 years ago
  8. reask

    Happy Xmas to all. :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Heartfyre

    Have a lovely Christmas and New Year. With the year ahead, I sense you’ll need all the rest you can get. :P

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Lahanas

    You are stopping the coverage too soon, I hope you realize that Patrick. Anyway, you and your family have a nice holiday and come back stronger and better.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Mattigan

    MERRY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    Merry XMAS :P

    #12 4 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    merry xmas to one of the best gaming sites on the net ;)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Anders

    Merry christmas, and make sure to let those RSS feeds rest for a week or two!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. M2Kx

    AHA-Lambda said:
    December 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    merry xmas to the best gaming site on the net


    #15 4 years ago
  16. stretch215

    Happy Holidays to all (even you, erthazus) :) seriously, please be safe. To 2011….

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Jensen6

    merry xmas ;) thanks for all the gaming news

    #17 4 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    Happy holidays folks, staff and readers.

    Ima still be checking in to try and stay on top of Forum spam.

    Stay safe.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Old MacDonald

    That was early. But happy holidays anyway. :-)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Johnny Cullen

    See that seat your have? Sit on the verge of it. 2011′s going to be all-out war. You’re going to love it, especially.

    Merry Christmas, y’all. :)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Callum

    Happy Xmass people. Drink responsibly, never drink and drive, and always wear a condom.


    #21 4 years ago
  22. The Hindle

    As im watching Home alone at the moment i might as well say it this way:

    Merry Christmas you filthy animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Tadeg_Gamebox24

    you guys rock!

    Merry Xmas!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. The_Deleted

    Merry Christmas, People.
    One of my favourite gaming sites.
    Just need a decent forum… ;)

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Lazerate

    Merry christmas ill miss you guys. :)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. The Hindle

    The news hasnt ended btw, the UC3 embargo lifts on friday so there will be previews.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Khanivor

    Does that mean it’s time to watch Gremlins?

    Happy Jebus Birthday Day.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Moonwalker1982

    But but…..what about if some news about Skyrim or Mass Effect comes out? Some screens or movies? Where am i gonna find all that info now? SCREW YOU GUYS.

    Hhaha kidding, it is much deserved, happy holidays ya’ll.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Tomchoucrew

    Congrats guys ! For me the best english coverage for news is on VG247 by far ;)

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Blerk

    It’s always time to watch Gremlins!

    Merry Christmas Patrick, to you and your merry bunch of minions.

    And merry Christmas to you too, fellow comments-monkeys. Yes, even you at the back there with the slack jaw. And you too, irritable spam-bot who just won’t go away!

    Time for the fanboys to put down their weapons, meet in no-man’s land and… er… bitch about which version of FIFA is best for 90 minutes.


    #30 4 years ago
  31. Joe Anderson

    Merry Xmas everyone, here’s to 2011.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Moonwalker1982

    Definitely to 2011 which promises to be an incredible year for gaming, holy crap :)

    #32 4 years ago
  33. onlineatron

    Happy politically correct holiday greeting all!

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Humbug to one and all.

    /kicks puppy

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Yurinov

    Merry Xmas and… happy birthday to everyone :-)

    #35 4 years ago
  36. ReeceHeywood


    #36 4 years ago
  37. Hunam

    This has been a fairly long year actually. Almost glad to see the back of it :)

    I’m gonna be in a better mood next year I’ve decided, I’ll even try to not hate the PS3, woo!

    #37 4 years ago
  38. KrazyKraut

    Merry X-Mas! And yeah…Gawker deserves it^^
    btw…I love this website and for since 4 months I check it hourly and daily. Great Job dude!!
    And yeah, who wanna have some funny time on NFS: HP or is my PSN ID: MaveraUS.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. The_Deleted

    Sorry Hunam, we PS3 owners won’t give a rats ass either way. :)

    #39 4 years ago
  40. abnormal alan

    Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you all have a great new years

    #40 4 years ago
  41. XxT_I_K_IxX_PR

    Screw You! and merry Xmas =) love the site.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Gheritt White

    “Bah humbug” x x

    #42 4 years ago
  43. frostquake

    As Peter Griffin says in the TV show,
    “Merry Christmas to all, and to all shut the Hell up!”

    But Seriously, Hope you all have a great Holiday, whatever Holiday that may be…Personally I celebrate, The Most Horrible time of the year!! I have to get around cranky, crabby, idiots, and that is just the adults!! LOL

    Have to buy gifts for spoiled kids who only want More, More, MORE! Have to buy gifts for adults, and have a set spending limit of $30 per adult…You can’t buy SQUAT for $30, and all the adults HATE, and I mean HATE gift cards..and if I just give them the money, then I am told that giving money isn’t personal enough!!!

    So I HATE this time of the year..This is a month of GREED in the USA…

    So I come in here to my real family, because even though you all fight like little weasels sometimes, it is much better then what I am facing in the real world. ;)


    #43 4 years ago
  44. Crysis

    “We’re going to be posting a couple of big features between now and returning in the New Year. We can’t tell you when, or what they’re about, but you can probably work it out if you think for several seconds”
    Hmm, I thought about that for a few seconds… & i can guess more PSP 2 (or PSph.) leaks from your sources? :D
    Well one can hope, more likely to be more UC3 & possibly Resistance 3 news, either way, i’m happy :)
    Anyways, Merry Christmas & have a Happy New Year too.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DBZ0wnz

    Merry Christmas and don’t get too pissed.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Zarckan

    I hear there’s going to be a surprise release on Steam on Monday ;-)

    #46 4 years ago
  47. DarkElfa

    Choke on your Egg Nog you fuckers!

    Happy Holidays!

    #47 4 years ago
  48. RayEMTFF

    Enjoy the Holidays see you in 20011!!!!!

    #48 4 years ago
  49. freedoms_stain

    Have a yabba-do time, a dabba-do time, and just generally have a gay-old time (trust me, this is much better than having a merry xmas).

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Dralen

    What the hell am I going to look at for the next two weeks!? Haha! You guys seriously deserve the break though. This is one amazing site Mr Garratt.

    Merry Christmas.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. EscoBlades

    *prepares for all out war*

    Where the hell is my warpaint??!

    (Merry christmas)

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Robo_1

    Merry Christmas all, here’s to 2011 being another great one. :)

    #52 4 years ago
  53. a7md1990

    while ya’ll on xmas… checkout mariah carey’s new christmas album plez!!!

    #53 4 years ago
  54. mojo

    thanks for all the great reads throughout the year and have a nice holiday.
    glhf everyone

    #54 4 years ago
  55. The_Deleted

    Not a fucking chance 53!!!!!

    #55 4 years ago
  56. MegaGeek1

    For all my gamers in Toronto, Merry xmas everyone!

    #56 4 years ago
  57. loki

    Merry Christmas!!
    I hope no more boring news about PC’s patch and PC ports in the next year.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. StolenGlory

    Merry Christmas you guys @ VG247; cheers for a stellar year of news reporting and stuffs.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. ianos

    But.. but.. but.. where will all the other news sites get their information from?!

    #59 4 years ago
  60. sonny

    Merry Christmas!

    #60 4 years ago
  61. thesamy

    have a great Christmas
    just to u know
    i will probly be in a mental hostpital befor u come back
    this site and the all the new all the time


    #61 4 years ago
  62. Detale

    Enjoy the festive season everyone, see you on the other side.

    Merry Christmas!

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Transgenique

    GL HF !

    #63 4 years ago
  64. adame_bikar

    Merry christmas vg247 & all fans of this site.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Syrok

    Will the new year bring spam protection?


    #65 4 years ago
  66. frostquake


    Do they not sell condoms in your country?? And why are you sexual active with a can of spam?? Hey to each their own I say…at least you can’t get a can of spam pregnant…or can you??? Hmmmm, maybe I should have the wife add Spam to the good old shopping list.

    Just kidding Syrok..LOL couldn’t resist..LOL

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Blerk

    Don’t knock the can of spam, I’ve dated worse.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. frostquake

    @ Blerk…

    Worse than Spam…would that be Tuna?? Liverwurst?? Chipped Beef??(Hmmm Chipped Beef sounds like a Dude Date, so maybe not, well unless) maybe a jar of Pigs Feet???


    #68 4 years ago
  69. cyberrblob

    Merry xmas to VG247 & All the readers! Ho Ho Ho xxx <3

    #69 4 years ago
  70. metamorphic

    Far from being funny, that is just downright disgusting, man.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. frostquake

    I am talking lunch meat Meta…I guess you find Lunch Meat Yucky..???
    I made myself hungry..I haven’t had a liverwurst sandwich in years…Of course you have got to take off the white fat that goes around it..All I had was Thin Honey Ham though..Sigh…So Thin Honey Ham, Mustard, a Little BBQ sauce..MMMmmmm It was very VERY Good..

    Does those Lunch Meats mean something else in other countries??? I am just a dumb American after all.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. Len

    Luncheon meat is grim city along with Spam, isn’t it the same thing…? Though saying that spam fritters and beans is not be sneered at.

    Anyway, where was I, oh yes…Happy Christmas vg247, another impressive year of fun and debauchery, oh and news as well. :)

    I am completely jealous that you have all knocked off so early. Xmas eve off for me and that’s it…

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Elrood

    I have been reading your articles for quite a while now and I would like to thank for all the work you have done so far.

    I wish all of you sweet, sweet holidays and I can’t wait ’till January 3 2011.

    Best Wishes!

    #73 4 years ago
  74. cookiejar

    Merry Tidings and best wishes etc :D

    #74 4 years ago
  75. XDamage

    God Jul og Godt Nyttår! (Merry Christmas and a happy new year in Norwegian)

    Keep up the good work in 2011!
    (And add a proper forum please :P )

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Gadzooks!

    Happy something anybody, and a merry new whatsit!

    #76 4 years ago
  77. spiderLAW

    I turn 24 today :)

    #77 4 years ago
  78. jaylee

    Merry christmas all! (from a french dude)

    #78 4 years ago
  79. DSB


    Here you go:

    Mazel tov!

    Also Deus Ex has been delayed until April. You’re not that comatose, VG247.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. spiderLAW

    that shit was funny dude
    but hey DSB, guess how old i am?


    #80 4 years ago
  81. NoxNoctisUmbra


    Marry Christmas!

    haha ;)

    Have a great time off.

    #81 4 years ago
  82. onlineatron

    Probably shouldn’t do this, but here’s some news posted in the news thread just in-case you don’t visit the forums.

    From me: ‘New RESISTANCE 3 screenshots.

    It’s looking stunning!’

    ‘Mass Effect 2 has had a visual bump on PS3:

    Has to be the first UE3 game to look better on Sony’s console.’

    From Gekidami:
    ‘Killzone 3 splitscreen footage:

    Theres some new Killzone 3 footage along with some info on the move options in a video here:

    From M2Kx: Great, says that deus ex 3 was delayed :’(


    #82 4 years ago
  83. onlineatron

    Those Resistance 3 screenshots can be found here along with an extended trailer:

    #83 4 years ago
  84. onlineatron

    The music of LBP2:

    #84 4 years ago
  85. Hazzarington

    Ah thanks. Ho ho ho Merry Christmas, love you VG247

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Nonamegamer

    happy holidays :)lets have a good one next year vg247

    #86 4 years ago
  87. IL DUCE

    Yup yall have a merry xmas/happy holidays…you guys are the best

    #87 4 years ago
  88. cookiejar

    Oh yeah, and an official PlayStation smartphone App is coming to iOS and Android –


    #88 4 years ago
  89. onlineatron

    Uncharted 3 footage:

    Same level as shown on Jimmy Fallon, but direct-feed and played by a competent player.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. onlineatron

    Sony just sent me an early Christmas present!

    A DC: Universe beta code!!!

    Now all I need is a PS3 to play it on.

    #90 4 years ago
  91. mingtons ghost

    Merry Xmas

    @90 that reminds me, i got a DC online beta key today too

    i’ll give it whirl in a bit, but id much rather be in the brink beta

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Telepathic.Geometry

    Merry Christmas lads. Have a well-deserved break and thanks for all the quality info in 2010. This is basically my one-stop shop for gaming news nowadays, so I really appreciate all the effort ye put in.

    Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Go n-éirí an bóthar libh.

    #92 4 years ago
  93. Epic Fool

    Stop making up words! ><

    Merry new year etc., die well noobs. :D

    #93 4 years ago
  94. bluemanrule

    Checking this site is as habitual as eating breakfast for me. We all deserve breaks so enjoy yours. But….January 3rd has to make up for it all :)

    #94 4 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

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

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

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

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

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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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