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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    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    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 […]