Duke Nukem Forever confirmed for May 3 in US and May 6 elsewhere, trailer released

Friday, 21 January 2011 15:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Pigs really are flying now.

Gearbox has announced, that Duke Nukem: Forever will finally launch on May 3 in the US and May 6 elsewhere.

The date brings to an end a 13-year development cycle for one of the most-talked about games ever.

Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford first hinted at the news last night on Twitter.

“The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here,” said 2K boss, Christoph Hartmann. “May 3, 2011 marks Duke’s return as he unleashes his brash and brutally honest wit on the world. His return is going to be epic and one that will make video gaming history.”

“When I said goodbye to 3D Realms and the original Duke Nukem 3D team in 1997 and soon after founded Gearbox Software, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that a day like today would come,” said Gearbox president Randy Pitchford. “Today I am proud, humbled and even astounded to announce that the day is coming at last for all gamers to be a part of video game history: Duke Nukem Forever will launch worldwide this May.”

Following a period where it was thought that DNF had finally died a death, Gearbox announced it had taken over development of the title at PAX in Seattle last September.

It was further confirmed at the event that the Texas developer had taken over full IP control of the Duke Nukem franchise.

Pitchford explained to VG247′s Stephany Nunneley how he managed to salvage the game from what was previously made by 3DRealms. Read up on it here.

The shooter will release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. A couple new screens, game features, the packshots, and the trailer are below. Enjoy.

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  1. Psychotext

    The end of days.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Anders

    Great, now the gaming business’ll need to find a new equivalent to “when hell freezes over”.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Callum

    ^^ lol

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Wesker

    …when Activision stops milking the Call of Duty franchise.
    …when LucasArts stops milking the Star Wars franchise and returns to making GOOD games.

    How ‘about those?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Anders

    Yeah, the first one works.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Did they say if there was going to be a demo? I can’t remember.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    It’s been hinted, but not confirmed.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Robo_1

    Well that’s a good bit sooner than I thought. Cannot believe I’ll be playing DNF inside a few short months. Crazy times. lol

    #8 4 years ago
  9. el duderino


    #9 4 years ago
  10. frostquake


    Do you know if Duke Nukem: Critical Mass for the PSP has been Canceled?? GameStop pulled it from sale on its website, now only showing DN:CM for DS.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. NeoSquall

    May 6 is my birthday! O_O

    I will never have a better birthday present! Ever!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’d think it’d be pretty easy to give us the demo they last used, no?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    Gran Turismo 5: Nov 24, 2010

    Duke Nukem Forever: May 3, 2011

    Garratt’s VG247 ignore button: the year 2012 when the world ends and everyone can finally ignore each other :D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DSB

    That’s almost in time for my birthday. Thanks Pitchfork!

    @13 Awesome. Funny because true.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DuckOfDestiny

    @ Yes there will be a demo. Everybody who bought the Game of the year edition of Borderlands will get early access to it.

    Also I’m disappointed, I was hoping they were going to release it on April fools as was planned before 3D realms shut down.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DSB

    @15 Just to clarify, everyone who vacuumed up the DLC up and to General Knoxx will get it too. You don’t have to have bought the collected GOTY.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    Anders said:

    “Great, now the gaming business’ll need to find a new equivalent to “when hell freezes over”.

    ummmm I got an idea…..How about Garratt’s Ignore Button. Spread the news around the net that the next game related equivalent to “when hell freezes over” is the ignore function for Quick someone make a N4G article about it. I can see the headlines now.

    Kotaku: Is VG247 ignore button the new joke on the block

    Joystiq: We have GT, We’re getting DNF, now where is VG247 ignore button

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Ha ha! Just seen the box art! :-D

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    @17 – I’m going to have an update on that soon that’s going to make you laugh.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    Trailer added. “We’re fucking bringing it.” Amazing scenes.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    I want to say one thing: Graphics looks like Last Generation 100%

    It’s Doom 3 graphics AT BEST. This is Gearbox polishing? =\

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Unlimax

    18@ Sorry to say that .. but it looks a bit (Gay) !

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    I’m so dissapointed seing these visuals.

    It’s XBOX 1 era and it should be the game that could redefine the graphics last generation, now it’s super outdated.

    Everything else, well we will see. Looks like Duke.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. AHA-Lambda

    whats sad is this has came out before half life 2 episode 3

    i expect a decent game not great and nothing worth waiting 13 years for

    #24 4 years ago
  25. TheWulf

    The box art is… weeeeell then, isn’t it?

    Though I won’t lie. It got a chuckle out of me. The positioning of the gun is especially spectacular.

    This looks absolutely awful in the best possible B-Movie ways, so it might actually be okay. Though I still can’t wrap my mind around this actually happening. It seems like such a turning point.

    What’ll really blow my mind is if it’s actually fun.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Gheritt White


    #26 4 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    I still think they made mistake by not making this game from scratch using old design documents on the new engine. Maybe a typical Unreal Engine 3…

    this just won’t do it. Critics and even gamers won’t like it much. Duke Nukem forever can save only Gameplay and humour (humour is already there and much better then in Bulletstorm)… Graphics and sound is outdated as hell.

    I’m not sold for this at all, but i will play it because i wanted it in the past. It’s more of a Nostalgia fix, but thats about it.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Gheritt White

    @ Erthazus: That’s ‘cos you weren’t there the first time round, asshat.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Crysis

    @Erth, your focus is too heavily fixated on the graphics, sure it’s not the prettiest, but hopefully it’ll make up for it with excellent game play, on a side note: would you buy a pretty game with crappy game play? All too often you act as if graphics are the only important thing in a game.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    ^He’s a PC fanboy, visuals is all the PC has left.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @29, i’m judging a trailer. I can’t judge a trailer by the gameplay.
    To talk something about the gameplay you need to experience it.

    “^He’s a PC fanboy, visuals is all the PC has left.”

    Your Sony butt hurts again over Killzone 3 graphics?

    #31 4 years ago
  32. StolenGlory

    This is Duke.

    Fuck the graphics.

    Embrace the humour.

    Have a good time.

    And don’t forget, to hail to the FUCKING KING.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Xzeth

    Heh, after seeing it, this came to mind:

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Gadzooks!

    I cant wait for this game. Duke simply rules, end of story.

    Couldnt give a shit how long its been in development or what engine it uses as long as its smooth enough and the gameplay and humor are there. Those are the only things that matter.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. StolenGlory

    @34 Completely and utterly agree.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Callum

    LOL Erth! People like you tried to make the game in the first place, hence why it took 12 FUCKING YEARS.

    Gearbox have done a fucking brilliant job piecing this together, and they’ve done it with a big fucking grin on their faces I bet.

    Day one, no exception. It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum… and I’m all outta gum.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Callum

    I swore a lot in my previous post, I apologise profusely. It’s the effect the Duke has on me.

    Fuck YES!

    #37 4 years ago
  38. theevilaires

    Funny ass trailer Duke is back! :D Good times are coming. Graphics do look weak but hopefully the gameplay will do more than justice. We waited 6 years for GT5, 12 years for this, and two thousand and eleven years for Garratt’s update……I’m GONNA SAY IT! DAY FUCKING 1 BUY.

    Would have been kick ass if this was a launch title for next gen though. Its been this long you might as well right?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. TheWulf

    @30: So am I. That was completely uncalled for.

    The PC has a thriving freeware/indie/open source industry that all prides itself on gameplay over visuals. Remember Super Meat Boy? That started on the PC. Not to mention all those casual games which tend to launch on the PC first – like PopCap’s entire range. And let’s not forget Interactive Fiction, too.

    And Guild Wars 2 is being built on art direction rather than technical prowess. It won’t require a high-end graphics card but it still looks lovely. Art is more important than graphics in the opinion of this PC gamer.

    Visuals are all that matter to some PC gamers, but please don’t paint us all into that group. And certainly don’t try to imply that that’s all the PC has.


    I know you were just replying to Erth… and a lot of PC-focused mainstream sites may echo his views, but there’s so much more to the PC than that.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Callum

    @ Wulf, WE know that. Your preaching to the choir here, it’s Erth that puts graphics above and beyond what they should be.

    That’s his choice though of course, if you only want to play pretty things then who am I to judge.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Crysis

    I just stick to RTS for pc gaming, everything else belongs on my PlayStation, shooters, sandbox, racers, rpg, I guess that i just prefer the console experience for these genres.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I can’t believe I’m about to admit that, this game definitley has me interested that it’ll probably be a day 1 buy.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. theevilaires

    Its been in development for 12 years! We all played Duke Nukem64. Back then the 64 was the XBOX (LMAO) with FPS. Every gamer in here owes it to the legacy of Duke Nukem so that this series can once again flourish like it did so many years ago to buy this day 1. Just for the laughs lets make Duke Nukem out sell COD!


    #43 4 years ago
  44. StolenGlory


    I’ll be there day 1 TEA :)

    #44 4 years ago
  45. TheWulf

    @40: Fair enough. Sorry about that.

    But yeah, I… don’t entirely see the worth in wanting to play technologically proficient things, either. And the thing is, it’s not just pretty, it’s hardware… what’s the right word for this? I’d say fetishism but that doesn’t feel/sound right. I don’t know, but it’s obsessing over the capabilities of hardware.

    I think that whether the end result is pretty or not isn’t relevant, so long as it has super high resolution textures, high poly models, and every shader known to graphics card-kind. It’s more about that.

    This is why I brought up Guild Wars 2.

    You can make things really visually beautiful without needing high-end graphics, and what I got from Erth is that he isn’t talking about pretty, he just wants to give his DX11 graphics card a run for its money.

    But this graphics arms race means nothing when you can have games that look as pretty as Guild Wars 2 that will run on really quite old hardware. Guild Wars 1 still looks amazing to me, but that’s all in art direction.

    And to be honest, I don’t see too much wrong with the art direction of Duke Nukem, here. It fits the sort of game.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. theevilaires

    I’m serious Stolen :D I want this game to shit all over COD. Duke deserves his come back to be epic. All everyone has to do starting FEB 1st is save $1 a day until May 6 and you’ll have $95 to buy this $60 game.

    I know everyone wants to see the fall of COD. Lets do it with Duke Nukem as the victor. Lets all put our fanboy disagreements aside for now and join together as GAMERS and make this happen. All it takes is $1 (not even that more like 75 cent) a day. If you don’t do it you’re just an ass and don’t deserve hands to play games.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. DuckOfDestiny

    From what I played when the were showing the game in London, the graphics are better than in this trailer, not Crysis 2 quality, but it doesn’t look that bad.

    But who gives a shit about the graphics, were finally getting Duke Nukem Forever!



    I agree with you, Duke deserves a fucking comeback, he needs to kick the fucking door down and give COD and swift kick in the balls. I just hope people haven’t lost faith in Duke and pass up on this game, because it’s exactly what we’ve been waiting for these past 13 years and it’d be a shame if all those people who were so excited to play it all those years ago just turn around and say “Nah, I’ll just stick to Halo.”

    #47 4 years ago
  48. TheWulf

    @47: Yep, I agree!

    I’m… far more excited by the inclusion of pugilism than I should be. I don’t know, but that makes me happy. I’ve played unarmed in so many RPGs, that and other non-deadly means. It seems so many games are guns of doom and/or swords of +5 death.

    Being able to get up close and personal with an alien to punch it in the crotch is oddly appealing to me. But I’m weird.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. DarkElfa

    I stopped giving a shit about this game in the 90′s, when it was actually relevant. Everything that Duke made famous, sex, violence and absurdity has been surpassed several times over.

    I bet my great grandpa thought the Charleston was scandalous at one time too. Duke’s day has passed and releasing it now is just stupid, hell, the hype for this game pretty much died while half of VG247′s readership was in preschool. All that’s left now is pity and curiosity and the fact that the original creators are no longer involved makes the whole thing pointless. Imagine if the LOTR had to be finished by Tolkien’s Son. It wouldn’t really have been the LOTR, would it?

    #49 4 years ago
  50. DuckOfDestiny

    The funny thing is with Duke, he was just a parody of those 80′s and 90′s clichéd action heroes, which became so common that he just became another cliché himself. But for so long now we’ve just had shooter after shooter, stuck so far up their own arses, trying to keep a serious face that seeing Duke has actually become a breath of fresh air all over again. I’ll take Duke over any other shooter releasing this year without a doubt.

    Also, the original creators are still involved. It may not be the full development team, but the key people behind the game were picked up by Gearbox along with the franchise. Also not forgetting, Gearbox is made up of quite a lot of people who worked on the old Duke games.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. theevilaires

    LMAO remember Last action hero the movie. Was Duke created in his image!?

    Notice the orange shirt! LMAO! :D

    #51 4 years ago
  52. DSB

    Trailer is win. That brings back a lot of memories from the time when gaming had balls.

    @51 He was pretty much made in the image of every tacky action movie hero ever made. The Duke first appeared in 1991, so for that movie it would be the other way around.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger with his velvety voice and proto-nazi accent ain’t got nothin’ on the Duke.

    Although he did rape and molest quite a few women back in the day. Hmmmm.

    He looks a lot more like Dolph Lundgren though, seen here immolating a unicorn, exactly like Duke would:

    And here:

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Don_Gokou

    isn´t that the music that used in the SCOTT PILGRIM trailer? LOL
    starts at 1:20

    #53 4 years ago
  54. DuckOfDestiny


    Yes, It’s called ‘Invaders must die’ By The Prodigy.

    Link –

    #54 4 years ago
  55. DSB

    For more “Invaders Must Die” see

    At least The Prodigy is getting some royalties out of the games industry.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Isaaclarke37

    Finally the king of the world is back.
    I can’t believe this, this will be one of the best but even maybe the best year in gaming history with a lot of IPS coming out this year.
    Hail to the king baby!
    My most favorite badass classic game protagonist is back and this time it’s for real.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. AHA-Lambda

    campaign is 16 hours long?? A meaty campaign in a modern fps game??? =D


    #57 4 years ago

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  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

    Steam and GOG have announced Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 owners will be able play multiplayer with each other across both platforms. With the recent online multiplayer update for for AVP Classic 2000, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has made good on his promise from June to offer cross-platform play between the Steam and GOG platforms. […]

  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood arrives on PS4, Vita next week

    Roll7 has announced it will release OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood next week. The developer announced the dates on Twitter this morning alongside the launch trailer. You will be able to download the game for PlayStation 4 and Vita March 3 in North America and March 4 in Europe.

  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

    Heists got a date! Come play GTA Online with us to celebrate. We’re playing GTA Online on PS4 tonight with whoever else fancies it. That means you. This week’s playlist is Happy for Heists, because we kind of are. The six jobs involved will last about 45 minutes. Anyone can turn up. Here’s how. We’ll […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight – first look into the story

    Batman: Arkham Knight has a new trailer available that gives us a peek into Scarecrow’s plan to unite all villains against Batman. The trailer below has a different tone to the ones showing Arkham Knight. Instead, we get a look at Scarecrow’s team of super-villains including new footage of Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. There […]