Battlefield 3 boss: “You don’t kill CoD by trying to be CoD”

Sunday, 6 February 2011 19:52 GMT By Joe Anderson

Battlefield 3 gameplay designer Alan Kertz has taken to Twitter to reveal more on the game, saying the way to “kill” Call of Duty is to make a “better shooter”.

Kertz said in the Twitter Q&A session that “you don’t kill CoD by trying to be CoD. You kill CoD by making a better shooter.”

During a Twitter Q&A session, Kertz also said it’s unlikely there’ll be a server browser for console versions of the game, which probably means due to technical reasons this will be cut the number of players from 64 – confirmed for the PC version – to 24, although Kertz wouldn’t confirm or deny these figures.

Kertz also gave some further details such as:

  • You’ll be able to lie down on the job
  • MoH MP and BC2 used the same weapon and FOV systems… BF3 is an upgraded version
  • Destruction is important for DICE, as is visual quality and vehicles.
  • Consoles will be able to get the Limited Edition too.
  • One of the cities is Tehran.

An image leaked yesterday giving some details on the Limited Edition version of the game, which will  release alongside the standard version this fall on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

The first Battlefield 3 teaser trailer hit last week, as did sparse details on locales and multiplayer numbers.

The game will be shown for the first time at GDC in San Francisco at the end of this month.


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  1. Redh3lix

    PC version for me, all the way.

    Nobody will ever beat COD in terms of sales. It appeals to all the scrubby, talentless, stat and K/d whoring players out there, of which there is an awful lot. /rant

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    ”you don’t kill CoD by trying to be CoD”

    Medal of Honor says Hello.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stardog

    Well, we know the FOV will be terrible then, and non-adjustable.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. EvilTomato

    #1 don’t be sure about that :D.. Black Ops failed everyone.. and the MW3 is going to fail again with Raven working on the multiplayer.. Raven is a crap company for MP, they’re good only in Single Player.
    Anyways.. I bet Battlefield 3 is going to own COD this year! after they underrated Bad Company 2 and they were totaly wrong with that
    most of the people are going to buy BF3 this year I got a good feeling about it :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Anti-COD snobbery, never gets old *racks up noob-tube*

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    EA need to release a disclaimer:

    “Alan Kertz does not speak in the name of Electronic Arts, Inc as a whole. Please enjoy our quality releases such as MEDAL OF HONOR™, and upcoming titles such as CRYSIS 2™ by CRYTEK.”

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    The one thing i liked about BF2: Modern Combat’s Single player is that you were JUST a soldier, your guy was replaceable, if you died, you became just another soldier, parachuting your way into the fight, I’m getting sick of the idea in fps lately that you & your squad are invincible despite being just soldiers, it’s probably why I didn’t enjoy Badcompany 1 & 2, I guess what i’m saying is that i want the story to be told through the war/battle itself, not a typical invincible squad.
    Also i loved hot-swapping :D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    FINALLY!!! Someone gets it!!

    CoD didnt beat halo by being halo now did it?!

    Now just tell this to MoH, homefront, crysis etc

    #8 4 years ago
  9. James Mac


    Raven did the multiplayer for Jedi Outcast, and that was plenty of fun.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Crysis

    I think this is where THQ fails, they always set out to beat the best, with Space Marine they expect it to beat Gears, with Homefront they expect it to beat CoD, with Dark Millennium they expect to beat WoW, with Saints Row they expect it to beat GTA, now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure all of them will be great, but THQ always sets their hopes too high.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    @10 Actually Homefront is more like Battlefield.Team behind Homefront made desert storm which is mode for 1942,Fuel of War and now Homefront…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    “You’ll be able to lie down on the job
    MoH MP and BC2 used the same weapon and FOV systems… BF3 is an upgraded version
    Destruction is important for DICE, as is visual quality and vehicles.

    YEEEEEEEEEEEAH! PC Version all the way for me.


    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    But the most important part of course is… 64 players on PC :3

    #13 4 years ago
  14. onlineatron

    ‘You’ll be able to lie down on the job’

    *You won’t be able to lie down on the job??

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Shaz37k

    Soooooooooo can’t wait for this.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Bikki

    This game should be a pc exclusive.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DSB

    He’s quoting Ricitiello pretty much word by word, but he’s just as right about only beating CoD once you make a better game.

    I’m surprised that no one has been able to so far. Although I do see CoD taking a major hit with the next few iterations.

    Looking forward to seeing what BF3 is going to turn out like, though.

    @8 I’m guessing you didn’t play MoH :p

    @11 You’re saying Fuel of War was as good as Battlefield?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Doz12

    i think this could be somewhere near a COD beater after bc2 had such good sales and with no COD yet for 2011 there could be a lot of COD players turning towards battlefield.

    @16 yeh let EA make it a pc exclusive and see their sales struggle to reach a million! Idiot!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. LOLshock94

    that image looks like BFBC1

    #19 4 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    @17 – i did play moh. They are pretty damned similar

    #20 4 years ago
  21. LOLshock94

    tbh i dont want this to beat COD because not only does DICE milk the shit out of this but i can see EA being another “activation” cause we all know that EA are badder then acti

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DSB

    @20 Felt like a completely different thing to me.

    Different setting, different engine, different weapons, less twitch gameplay.

    Although I suppose it did have moments like the carchase, but the fact that it’s a Hollywood-inspired “military” shooter doesn’t make it a CoD.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    If you want to beat COD, you got to make it as accessible as COD, offer something new for the jaded & market it well. Simples.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    If you want to beat CoD sales you need not to think about CoD

    If you think about it you will never win no matter how you want.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. loki

    Another COD killer from EA. Fail

    #25 4 years ago
  26. OrbitMonkey

    @24 How very Zen, you watch Kung Fu? :)

    Personally I think to beat COD you got to make a game that EVERYONE on the internet will say will fail & is shit etc… It’s why I think Ninja Theorys remake of Devil May Cry will be a epic win… Oh no he didn’t!! :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. DSB

    OrbitMonkey, stop making funny and apt comments and go buy Deus Ex.


    #27 4 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    @27 Waiting for the HD remake of Deus Ex :)

    & if Someone wants to start a petition for a HD remake of System Shock, you’ve got my vote :D

    #28 4 years ago

    This game has FAIL written all over it.

    When are EA ever going to learn that this unhealthy obsession of their with CoD is pathetic.

    I’m quite certain that this game will do ‘good’ for 6 months, then DIE.

    Just like BC2 and all the rest of EA’s useless, one trick pony ‘CoD killers’.

    The sad thing is that they’re being encouraged by a meagre handful of underdog championing wierdos on the internet, who are upset because they’re complete FPS n00bs.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Crysis

    Yes & being good at a game of CoD is such an accomplishment (Your mum must be proud), that your opinions are superior to everyone else… you’re such a tool GHZ.

    #30 4 years ago

    What I am is irrelevant.

    Fact is, I’d probably beat you at any FPS you want to go for, but so what??

    Your ad hominem nonsense doesn’t change the fact that BF3 will FAIL, just like every single other EA ‘CoD killer’ has FAILED.

    You can get hyped for an AVERAGE game all you like.

    Actually, watching these goldfish-like reactions is quite funny.

    You’ll probably be saying the exact same thing about some other ‘CoD killer’ FPS next year…


    #31 4 years ago
  32. Crysis

    CoD is a very, very basic arcade game, it uses the same fps formula that has been around for well over a decade, nearly 2, but overall, it’s mediocre, when someone wants to beat CoD, they are referring to sales, the game involves running around like a headless chook shooting whatever moves with the occasional camper, that’s all there is to it, there’s fuck all strategy, fuck all teamwork, fuck all explosions, no destruction, no vehicles, in what way is this a ‘modern’ game? I give CoD 4 some credit for being graphically ahead of most other games at the time, but that is all, this is just my view, Battlefield is a far superior game in all these aspects, but i don’t take my games too seriously, sure winning is always good, but unlike some, i play for fun, not competition, i find that a little sad tbh.

    #32 4 years ago

    Your opinion of CoD is entirely your business. I have no problem with people not liking the gameplay for whatever reason.

    What I do have a problem with, is people mistakenly thinking that going on a non-stop CoD bashing campaign is going to change anyone else’s mind.

    The fact is that there is no way in the WORLD that this, or any other game is going to beat CoD until it can convince people like me (long term CoD only players) to put CoD down play that game instead.

    To be perfectly frank, you won’t do that with explosions, tanks or destructible walls.

    It’s people like me that EA needs to convince, not people like the ones on here are already day 1 buyers.

    I’d snatch your hand off for a better game than CoD, and I’m sure that the double figures of millions of regular CoD players would do the same.

    If EA can do this, they would have truly beaten CoD.

    So that’s what they should focus on doing, instead of getting into little group hugging sessions with the few noisy ‘anything but CoD’ fanboys on the internet and achieving nothing whatsoever.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. OrbitMonkey

    You can stop swinging that hammer now Giga, you just nailed it :)

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Aimless

    @33 I don’t think you’re the market they should be aiming for at all. Clearly you’re heavily invested in CoD to the point where you don’t want to play something that’s different, only iterative — not saying there’s anything wrong with that, per se.

    The people EA need to court are the millions of more casual CoD players, a similar market to that which buys FIFA and Madden every year. Ultimately those are the people making up the bulk of shooter sales, not the relative minority that are highly competitive or frequent message boards.

    Battlefield 3 won’t be the game to do that, of course. I think the series is fundamentally too intimidating, even the Bad Company branch.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. freedoms_stain

    Battlefield doesn’t need more casuals. We’ve got plenty of Wookies who don’t know what an m-com looks like up close already thanks.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Hybridpsycho

    I cannot believe it has become such a discussion on this thread.

    Due to this being the most obvious and therefor stupid statement ever made.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    @GIGAHURTZ, “I’m quite certain that this game will do ‘good’ for 6 months, then DIE.

    Just like BC2 and all the rest of EA’s useless, one trick pony ‘CoD killers’.

    Thats exactly opposite :D

    When new CoD comes out, old one dies by the year and DICE continue to support old games and they live through the new generation (Battlefield 2 is still going strong)
    You can watch statistics at STEAM if you want to :D

    and no one will going to convince you to play it (i hope), we don’t need running and gunning gameplay here.

    The Battlefield franchise in my opinion is the best of the best when it comes to the First Person Shooter. Great sound design, a wonderful attention to detail, and balance after the updates. Call Of Duty hasn’t involved skill since 2 and the second they added killstreaks it became nothing but cheap tactics and exploitation of the games faults. Battlefield presents camaraderie and teamwork and actual tactical gameplay that is much more than simple pointing and shooting. You go rogue in Battlefield you go dead. I’m thoroughly excited for 3 and I have faith that Dice will present us with an excellent product that is new and exciting given the new engine and will sell 10 million units (BC2 as a spinnoff sold for 6 million already) and for a tactical FPS thats a significant achievement.

    EA just wants CoD money, but they won’t ssucceed and REAL gamers don’t care about SALES, they care about GAMES.

    Thats it, who thinks opposite can suck his own penis playing Call Of duty again and again.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. back_up

    European developers already killed COD

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Michael O’Connor

    @31 Because a game is only a success if it sells 13 million, amirite?

    Wait, no, you’re not. Surprise there.

    Although good things *can* be popularity, the popularity of something has never, ever been a testament to its quality. If it was, then the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga would be the greatest musical artists of all time, Avatar the best movie ever made, and The DaVinci Code a modern literary masterpiece.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. mojo

    ” it’s unlikely there’ll be a server browser for console versions of the game, which probably means due to technical reasons this will be cut the number of players from 64 – confirmed for the PC version – to 24″

    so shall we go on with the debate that consoles themself limit the playercount to 24 or can i officialy say “am i right or what”?


    #41 4 years ago
  42. mojo

    ” If it was, then the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga would be the greatest musical artists of all time, Avatar the best movie ever made, and The DaVinci Code a modern literary masterpiece.”
    ur doubting that? BLASPHEMY!!

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Michael O’Connor

    @41 Of course its the console hardware limiting things.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. mojo

    i read this as the lack of a server browser limits the players to 24. not that i makes sense to me. did i misunderstand?

    #44 4 years ago

    Be under no illusion. EA want to “beat” CoD, just like they managed to get FIFA to beat PES.

    They want to have a higher metacritic, sell more copies, have more hours played, sell more DLC and make more money, in exactly the same way as they managed to with FIFA against PES.

    They’ve failed miserably on each and every single one of those points.

    No-one’s talking about music, or breaking even here.

    If your aim is to “beat” something in the games industry, that clearly doesn’t mean making a product that the minority tell you is good, based on their irrational hatred of other products.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Michael O’Connor

    @45 It’s just dick-waving. This sort of tactic is surprisingly good for building interest.

    Doesn’t change the fact that they’ve already made the better game. And I assure you, plenty of us think Battlefield is better simply because we think its better, not because if some irrational dislike of the “opposition’s” game.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. mojo

    battlefield allready wins, coz it has choppers.
    every game with choppers wins!

    #47 4 years ago
  48. mojo

    ahem, copters..

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Michael O’Connor

    Jungle Strike. <3

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Erthazus

    @mojo, choppers? They suck… because Battlefield 3 will have JETS! :D

    #50 4 years ago
  51. GwynbleiddiuM

    I don’t understand why everyone picturing themselves in a league to beat CoD, while their game was always more intense and impressive experience than aforementioned. Look at BF2, the game needs no praise and still imo the best multiplayer team action shooter out there. You need to continue in your own direction and try to raise the bar by introducing new elements that helps elevate the franchise. keep talking about how u should beat cod is nothing but distraction and upsetting your fan-base. Yes, CoD created a strong fan base of people who mostly run n gun or camp, you created a new environment that if 20 ppl camp doesn’t change anything there are still 44 people out that can make the game balance and fun.

    Battlefield always win cuz it’s a kind of game that people are required to participate in team play.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. DSB

    Yeah, Gwyn, none of those things go for either BF2 or BC2.

    And I’m just being a boldfaced liar right there, because it did, and it does.

    I can’t count the games I’ve seen thrown away in countless hours of playing BF2, either because someone wanted to camp out a specific node that they had apparently fallen in love with, or because they wanted to climb a nice big crane and take potshots at a couple of guys out there actually scoring points for their team.

    I know a lot of people are so fanatical about their personal preference that they subscribe to this theory that people playing online are just so existentially different from one another by virtue of the game they happen to be in, but as a relatively sane person, I’ve seen absolutely no evidence of that in any free multiplayer game.

    #52 4 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]

  • Bloodborne is the latest to receive the Honest Game Trailers treatment

    Smosh Games has released another entry in its Honest Game Trailers series, and this time, it’s poking Bloodborne. According to the trailer, the game is “more disturbing” than the scene in South Park: The Stick of Truth where you are “crushed by your own Dad’s balls.” It also has more “stupid top hats than a […]