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CryEngine among others listed as compatible engines for NGP

Saturday, 19 February 2011 21:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Crytek has revealed that its CryEngine suite is compatible with NGP.

According to PushSquare, the news was announced via an SCE press-release which lists engines and middle-ware which are compatible with the upcoming handheld.

Here’s the list, some of which has already been announced:

Game Engines

  • Blitz Games -BlitzTech
  • Crytek – Cryengine
  • Epic Games – Unreal Engine
  • Terminal Reality – Infernal Engine
  • Trinigy – Trinigy
  • Vicious Cycle – Vicious Engine

Physics/AI/Animation

  • Havok
  • NaturalMotion

Audio

  • Audiokinetic
  • CRI Middleware
  • Firelight Technologies
  • RAD Game Tools

User Interface

  • AiLive
  • Scaleform

NGP is expected sometime later this year.

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36 Comments

  1. gomersoul

    holy moly, maybe this is gonna be as good as it looks. eyebrows raised…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dannybuoy

    There’s some power under that there hood

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Braders06

    Well, I am well and truly interested in this machine now, if it can deliver and utilise these engines effectively. then it is a definite first day buy for me!! (actually i was sold the moment they showed the two analog sticks and uncharted playing on it)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Crysis on that thing?

    BLOW me away Crytek please and i will buy it DAY ONE.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Crysis

    I’m not blowing anything!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. frostquake

    Now Show what can run on the 3DS…LOL. Sorry had to get a jab in there!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Uncontested

    Extra extra! 3DS reporting ninetendo 64 power. Wiitards amazed and flock to buy garbage!

    /sarcasm

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Crysis

    Well at least we know for 100% that the NGP is more powerful than the wii… Can the Wii even handle the Unreal Engine 3?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. back_up

    3ds is a failures with last gen graphics
    NGP is the true powerful handheld

    #9 4 years ago
  10. russdude13

    @7 Lol
    The more I see this thing, the more I can’t wait. Let’s hope Sony don’t dissapoint us at E3 this year with another “599 US Dollars!”

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    “Can the Wii even handle the Unreal Engine 3?”

    Nope, but it can run UE 2.0

    #11 4 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    This is crazy… People are still comparing the 3DS to the NGP for power… Look at the Wii compared to the PS3, look how that turned out. (i know amount of sales don’t always indicate the best product, but from a marketing point of view) The NGP isn’t even out for a year yet, by that time people will have got much more used to seeing graphics of this level on portable devices, albeit without dual analog sticks. Why would you want to play through some epic FPS or action game on a portable device, the amount of cutscenes and gameplay elements that these kind of games contain just don’t suit themselves to that kind of medium. Unless you play sitting at home which pretty much defeats the point. I admit the NGP is impresive on a graphical level, but to say the 3DS looks outdated is crazy. Games will look great on the 3DS, thats a fact. Also, lacking quite the graphical oomph the NGP has will hopefully force developers to come up with better artwork to hide any cracks the system may have. People seem to forget that the PSP released with mind blowing visuals compared to the DS and the novelty soon wears off. I really think the main thing the NGP has going for it too boost sales is the inevitable Call of Duty game that will come out for it, and that makes me very sad. I think Nintendo knew that Sony were going to have to put a premium price on this machine and priced the 3DS accordingly. The 3DS is very expensive for a Nintendo console/Hand held and i think it was a “your move now” gesture to Sony. Sony are going to have to sell this thing at £250 or less to gain a good share of the market, which means selling at a loss, again not great for Sony’s profits. By the time this release’s i assume Nintendo will have Mario et all ready for release, a batch of new 3DS colours and maybe a price cut to £160 or there abouts which will be very hard to combat…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/289740/news/3ds-developers-should-stop-slacking-ono/

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Len

    Does sound impressive with some great engines there but I’m really excited about the 3DS as well, can’t we just have both…?

    The thought of playing OOT and Pilot Wings in 3D really intrigues me, is it realy that good, I can’t wait to find out…? I’m definitely getting one next month and will wait and see for pricing on the NGP which as stated above is well over a year away anyway.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. The_Red

    NaturalMotion… yummy :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. 2plus2equals5

    Totally indifferent to crysis games, but this is an awesome news!
    Ailive worked for wii m+ and move!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Mike

    Have we learned nothing? Power means bugger all. It doesn’t equal quality games. It never has, and I doubt it ever will.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    ^ The fact that the highest rated games this gen also tend to be the best looking says otherwise.

    Theres no rule that states a game can only have good visuals or good gameplay but not both. Despite a good number of people believing tihs for no apparent reason.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Madlink

    @ Gekidami
    I don’t think that’s what Mike is saying actually. He was arguing that simply having a powerful machine does not guarantee great games.

    Obviously, there are benefits of having more power from a developers viewpoint, but it does not mean that their game designs will automatically be good.

    I think we could all agree that great design > great visuals. When they come together, it’s all gravy.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Crysis

    @17, But with more power it opens the gateway to new experiences, the NGP can do exactly everything the 3DS can do minus the 3D effect, want quick & easy pick up put down games, just browse through the PSstore (& the upcoming PSsuite), you can find 100s, the point I’m making is that the 3DS isn’t a Next Generation Portable, it’s a slightly beefed up current generation portable with a fad to make it seem fresh, same happened with the Wii, then we’ll be experiencing countless remakes because of how limited the hardware is to new experiences.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    @20

    What constitutes “Next Gen”? with the NGP, it’s just a graphical, AI and Physics upgrade. The most “next gen” feature of the NGP for me is the front and reverse touchscreen and maybe some of the augmented reality features it will be capable of. The Next Generation Portable name is just a buzz word from Sony to steal some of the 3DS’s momentum, same as they did with the PS3 launch: “Next gen starts when WE say so…” What did they offer that was new? Bluray, a format they were pimping for their own reasons. No doubt the NGP will have some great games but i really don’t see it as a huge step up from what we have seen before. I for one am more intrigued with the possibilities of the 3DS purely to see what Nintendo can come up with on the console. Yes, the NGP can play smaller appstore-like games, but for a device thats going to be sold at a premium price, that seems to be missing the point somewhat. The NGP’s main selling point will be: Play PS3 quality games on the go, Amazing Next Gen graphics!!! whilst the 3DS’s will be: 3D without glasses!!! I think most consumers will see the 3DS as more of a “next gen” system because of the unique way it offers 3D viewing.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Mike

    There’s been more innovation on Wii/DS this gen than any other console.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Mike

    #20: What is the games on the PStore aren’ very good? (which they aren’t – bar a v. small few). And just because a first-party games “looks” amazing, doesn’t mean it will be. Graphics and detail are a minor part of the experience. Something almost every PS3 exclusive seems to miss.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Crysis

    When I say next gen, I’m talking purely technologically, Sony is going forwards above the current standards in hardware with the NGP, while Nintendo is going sideways with the addition of some gimmick, your personal preference in software has nothing to do with evolution, especially considering that over half the best games on the system are likely to be remakes.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. earlyrock

    Actually, this time around Sony seem to be doing it right. PSP was beefy, but had nothing on the social, or pick up and play side of things to appeal to casual gamers.

    This time round we’re looking at a VERY powerful hand-held, but with the infrastructure of PSN for the social side, plus the easy to use touch interface which put together opens the whole system up to almost any player.

    Sony have learned since 2004. Losing money and market share makes you learn quick. You’re mad if you think its just another PSP replay.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DaMan

    Aside from the needlessly beefy visuals, everything it offers can already be found on competitors’ platforms, be it Nintendo or Apple. Besides, the emphasis is clearly on exactly the same stuff as with it’s predecessor (home console like experience and visuals), which makes it that, ‘another PSP’..

    #26 4 years ago
  27. monkeygourmet

    @25

    Im not saying it’s going to be another repeat of the PSP exactly, it’s just to me, the NGP doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be… On one hand it’s a graphical powerhouse, on the other it has a socially focused front end. The two don’t quite fit together for me, people who want to have easy access to small games and apps probebly can already use there andriod / iPhone for that and the price point is sure to scare off the casual gamers. This machine seems like a luxary type of device for graphics whores and some kind of way Sony can bleed some more years out of the PS3 by combining the two devices into 1 strategy. This could be good marketing, but i’ve always enjoyed the seperation hand held devices can offer. I loved playing different types of games on my DS compared to the Wii. I really loved my PSP but after it became full of PS2 ports, i just used it for emulation (which it was a fantastic device for). After hearing comments that Sony was camparing this device to an iPad style of luxary device, i dread to hear what the final price point is. No handheld, no matter how powerful is worth over £200 to most shoppers, Sony are going to have to deliver on a good price as by the time the NGP is released you will prob be able to buy a second hand Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP 3000 and a few games for about £275…, alot more bang for ya buck!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. OlderGamer

    @27

    Gonna bug some folks. So here is some advice.

    Hit the enter/return key twice to make paragraphs. I had the same trouble when I first started posting here. Such a simple thing, but it makes a huge difference.

    It reduces the wall of text feel to your posts.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    @28

    Will do :) how do you feel about some of the points i raised? The price point for the NGP is still the “elephant in the room” for me… Im very intrested in how Sony are going to pitch it.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. 2plus2equals5

    I really don’t understand, 3d apart psp2 can do everything 3ds can do(yes, even without the second screen) plus a lot of other things with better graphics and we are still here discussing…
    Do you like nintendo games and/or 3d? Buy 3ds and don’t criticize the psp2.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. 2plus2equals5

    Obviously i was referring on games’ originality.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DSB

    It’s pretty pointless to argue in favor of either console right now. It’s going to come down to which of the two offers the most rewarding software at the most acceptable price.

    I’m more thrilled by the NGPs controls than the hardware, but at the same time I’m weary of Sony. They aren’t exactly known for being dynamic and adaptable, and while portable consoles are obviously the future in one way or another, I think it’s a fools errand to make a tiny console that wants to work in the same way as the big boys.

    Maybe if you could hook it up to any bigger screen and get a great experience from that (I think that’s where we’re headed before long) but personally, I say fuck playing Crysis 2 on a 5 inch monitor :P

    Hopefully the new control interface will inspire developers to make some simpler but more stimulating handheld games. Rather than disappointing console-lite titles.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. lexph3re

    I think a lot of people are confused on what ngp wants to be. I don’t think its confused at all on what its aiming for. I also still want to know what ps2 games people claim were on the psp? I definetly don’t see it. There’s games that reached out to wii, ps2, and psp that had identical builds like force unleased, or the lego star wars. Hell the syphon filter for ps2 was orinally psp only. Phantasy stars on psp were original and sequels to the universe series. Honestly, the psp holds more originality then most people give it credit for.

    Ngp will release 250 without 3g and more then likely 300 for 3g. And, if I’m wrong possibly 50 buck addition to my original price points.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. DaMan

    er, apparently what they’re talking about is how the games are, in essence, watered down console experiences..

    the PSP Syphon filters were as original as the latest Call of Duty. as well Phantasy star (‘sequel’ being ‘original’ btw?)

    and I agree that ultimately it comes down to which gaming library is more appealing to you.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Lord Gremlin

    Oh crap. This may be an indication that NGP is indeed that powerful and worth buying.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Old MacDonald

    Yeah, because console quality graphics worked so well for the original PSP.

    #36 4 years ago

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    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]