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Latest Edge gives Dragon Age II a 6, Homefront a 5

Thursday, 10 March 2011 14:11 GMT By Patrick Garratt

The latest Edge has given THQ big-hitter Homefront a winceworthy 5/10, as well as awarding BioWare’s Dragon Age II a 6/10 score, well below the game’s Metacritic average.

Here’s the full list of scores. The magazine’s latest issue hit subs today.

  • Dragon Age II – 6
  • Homefront – 5
  • Bulletstorm – 9
  • TDU2 – 7
  • PilotWings Resort – 6
  • nintendogs + cats – 7
  • The 3rd birthday – 7
  • Last Story – 8
  • Total War Shogun 2 – 9
  • Motorstorm Apocalypse – 8
  • Pixeljunk Shooter 2 – 8
  • Yakuza 4 – 7
  • Spacechem – 9
  • Fight Night Champion – 9
  • Gods Eater Burst – 6

Dragon Age II releases this Friday, and currently has a Metacritic score of has 84 percent for PC and PS3, and 83 percent for 360.

THQ will be furious at the Homefront score. Lazard Capital analyst Colin Sebastian has said he expects 1.5 million units of the game to ship at launch, and Kaos and THQ have long been making noises about a sequel.

Homefront launches on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week, with a Japanese launch at the end of April.

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46 Comments

  1. ninjanutta

    ouch,homefront.thq gonna be pissed

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Hunam

    Ouch. How long till the usual calls of EDGE elitism turn up? Although, to be honest. They do miss the point a fair amount. They used to be great, but these days they are way too fad centric. And they hate the PC.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Heinekeno

    Homefront is shit, with cherry flavor.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Quasar

    so is dragon age 2

    #4 4 years ago
  5. RockTwist

    So they believe Dragon Age 2 is better than Dragon Age: Origins then seeing as they gave the first one a 5. Cool.

    Bit confused Nintendogs + Cats got a better score than Pilotwings.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Shogun Total War. YES!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Grimrita

    Yet they give Shogun 2 a 9? LOL God they are crap.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    They gave the original Dragon Age a 5,and that was one of my favourite games of last year.

    You don’t have to agree with all of a magazine’s scores in order to enjoy it or support it. That’s just stroking you own ego.

    Completely agreed on their Bulletstorm score. I love games that have an extra layer of skill on top of the experience. Those are always my favourites.

    The The Last Story score is encouraging. It’ll be nice to have a reason to turn on my Wii again.

    The Homefront score doesn’t surprise me. Remember though, a 5 in EDGE is the equivalent of a 7 in most other publications. It’s an average game. It’s still playable. It just has lots of flaws.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Deacon

    Used to love reading Edge back in the day. I don’t these days, but still tend to trust their review scores over other publications – mainly as they always seemed to have a more mature attitude and seemed less prone to submit to hype.

    From things I’ve read, I’m assuming their Homefront & DA2 scores are pretty close to the mark.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. pukem0n

    it’s trendy to give a low score and stand out :P

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Bond James Bond

    Gamers still buy printed magazines?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    It’s not trendy. It’s a good journalism not to be a pussy and give every fucking game a 10/10

    Dragon Age 2 is crap. It’s obvious.

    @7, you already played SHOGUN? GTFO

    #12 4 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    Now seeing that Last story got an 8 score, it gives me more reason to keep my fingers cross for a world wide release, please nintendo make it happen, that and xenoblade too. please T_T

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @11 Some of us actually like some quality in our diet.

    And this myths sound equally crazy, but some of also like reading words on a page over the glare of a computer monitor.

    I know, it’s crazy isn’t it?

    @12 I don’t agree with their assessment of Dragon Age or Origins. That’s not going to stop me from respecting the magazine though.

    A person must have a very fragile ego if they need something to agree with them 100% in order to accept or appreciate it.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. loki

    Dragon Age II – 6 deserve
    Homefront – 5 deserve
    Bulletstorm – 9 not deserve
    TDU2 – 7 not deserve

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    I’m a bit harsh on Dragon Age 2, but i’m playing it right now and see so many flaws in it.

    Dragon Age 1 in my opinion was better. They could fix everything, but here instead it’s a bit dumbed down and… Well…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Old MacDonald

    The Homefront-preview at RPS was really negative too, so I’m not surprised.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DSB

    Still not a single grade below 5 in that issue. Well done :P

    I’ve heard from other reviewers that Dragon Age isn’t worth the money, but I guess it is about time to reinstall the first one anyway.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. badboy_122

    dragon age 2 is nothing I really mean nothing compared to origins
    dragon age origins was a masterpiece on PC …but it’s an entertaining game….. I’ll give it that but not as the first one

    & really OUCH at THQ’s homefront >>>>>> a 5 … oh man :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. djhsecondnature

    Love how people believe games that they haven’t played deserve particular scores.

    I’d be more interested as to the reasons EDGE gave Homefront a 5 and Bulletstorm a 9, because Bulletstorm is great fun but has some pretty big issues.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Grimrita

    @7 Only the demo and since that needed a patch and still had bugs, sums up the latest offering – the same bugfest shit to come from CA and Sega. This will be the first one that I wont be buying on launch day.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. BloodyJoe

    With 4 hours of SP and no PS-Move-Support Homefront is a quikie. One playthrough then forgotten.

    DA2 is no match for Origins or even ME2!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. frostquake

    Playing DA2 and BulletStorm. Yes DA2 is dumbed down and streamlined, that way they could get it out quicker and make it more Mass Effecty… I would have liked to seen a Much More DEEPER DA2 with alot more choices, but instead they gave us a “Lite” version!! I am enjoying it though.

    BulletStorm gets a 9???? Really??? I like it and I am enjoying playing it..but it definitely is a Rinse and Repeat game. So you have a Whip, so what??? You use it to throw victims on Spikes, Cactus and other items. The Upgrages really aren’t impressive at all. The Whip is a gimmick that wasn’t fully developed and had so much more potential.

    But giving it a 9 is excessive IMO..but we all no GameScores are like ***holes, everybody has one, and they are ALL different!!!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. NeoSquall

    The pot must be good down there at Edge.

    Yakuza 4 – 7
    Spacechem – 9

    suuuuuuuuuuuuuure, they must have switched them

    #24 4 years ago
  25. StolenGlory

    @24

    I think you’ll find those scores are the wrong way around :)

    #25 4 years ago
  26. NeoSquall

    @25 indeed, you anticipated me.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. UuBuU

    Reasonable scores, from what i’ve heard.

    Can’t wait for Shogun.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. ManuOtaku

    the only score i do care in my life is the “69″…… you can still argue what you want i will implement that score, while you are at it.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. badboy_122

    @22

    4 hours SP ?!!! R U serious ?
    I hope you’re wrong ….please be wrong dude :(

    #29 4 years ago
  30. MushroomStamp

    I’m enjoying the hell out of DA2 and don’t understand the hate. I MUCH prefer this over DA:O. It plays at a faster pace and the combat is lot more fun. So far the story is pretty decent but it’s the gameplay that i’m totally enjoying. I love not having to micro-manage.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    @30 Cue a torrent of people descending to call you a casual and telling you that you don’t “get it”.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DrDamn

    @29
    I think one of the mags pegged it at more like 5 hours – or maybe the devs themselves. The main appeal of this sort of game should be the multiplayer though, something most pre-release reviews tend to skip over or ignore altogether. A new FPS which is building on a previous title was never going to go down that well at Edge though was it?

    #32 4 years ago
  33. thesamy

    dragon 2 is not batter then dragon age 1
    like mass effect 2 is not batter then the first
    i hope biowere just exprimenting becuse if thay will keep like that
    thay will get sell only becuse PR and not a qulity games and i remmber 1 of the boss’s said thay NEED to be the best in review and look at that..

    #33 4 years ago
  34. RockTwist

    @33 Thought both were games personally, batter is tasty though.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Uncontested

    Dragon Age 2 feels rushed… they use the same 3 dungeons/building lay outs for everything.. Nothing is unique.. there are no vastly different locations like in DA:O.. everything is in this boring city.. meh.. Much rather have waited another year for a truely ‘epic’ game like DA:O. They dumbed down the loot system.. just like in Mass Effect.. you cant even change your partners armor ffs with the lame excuse of ‘they choose what they wear’

    #35 4 years ago
  36. DSB

    Here’s an existential revelation: Gaming is casual.

    There’s still a real point to be made on Biowares new style. The word I’m getting from reviewers is that more time has been put into polish than into the core game itself, and that was really my whole experience with Mass Effect 2.

    It was shiny, generic and the story asked you to take a lot more than a slight leap of faith, from playing the first one.

    Dragon Age 2 looks to me like a lot of tits, a lot of monster waves, and a lot of bloodied faces. Not as big of a leap as the Mass Effects, but still missing what made it great by the sound of it. That’s an estimate based on secondhand info.

    The reason why Bioware is getting jumped is that they used to make a point of not wanting to be a common games developer. They were a bastion of real ambition, and now they’re just part of the “biz”. And it’s not that console games are bad, they just generally have a different focus.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    “Here’s an existential revelation: Gaming is casual.”

    Yes, and a well designed game also have difficulty options for people who want a challenge. A good game gives you the option of both.

    Case in point: Dragon Age 2.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Phoenixblight

    I am currently 20 hours in and barely into the second act. I am enjoying this game much more than I did with the original and this is coming from a guy who had 8 playthroughs on Origins. I have no issues with the party members’ armor because they do upgrade over time and not just cosmetically but with adding stats if you buy the items.
    It looks much more better than the original, the areas were bland in Dragon Age Origins how many shades of brown are there? This not the case with Dragon Age 2, the deep roads is much more pleasing to the eyes.
    Anyways I definitely foresee me replaying this game as much if not more than the original.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. OrbitMonkey

    I’d like to hear the multiplayer reviews for Homefront, they made some bold claims. I’m holding out on Dragon Age 2, not because I have a love of micromanagement, but because theirs gonna be a bucket load of dlc (2 already ffs). Ultimate edition all the way baby :)

    #39 4 years ago
  40. YoungZer0

    The score for DA2 is way too high.

    I’m so extremely disappointed. It seems like Bioware is getting lazy. This is exactly what i saw happen to Mass Effect 2. 2 Steps forth, 3 steps back.

    There are so many things the developer screwed up …

    You never ever leave Kirkwall. You stay in this location forever. This is unforgivable.

    Like with ME2, there is way too much recycling going on in this game. I played a mage, and could only wear robes. There are 100 of robes or so in this game, but they all look the same. There are like 5 different looks to them. And none of them are good, you have seen them in DA:O already. I even go as far to say that DA:O had more robes. This is again absolutely unforgivable. How hard can it be? To build-in new costumes? How is this game even call itself “Dragon Age 2″ if so much is just recycle material.

    I will not waste my money on DLC just to get content that would be included from every other developer.

    I was fooled by Bioware, thinking that mages would get a bit more than just the usual woman-dress, since Hawke’s standard clothes are more than just hardcore. With them spikes and stuff. But no, you only get woman-clothes. Play it for 25 hours and you get the bad-ass clothes. And that’s it. If you – like me – expected something different, be prepared to be disappointed.

    You can’t change the clothes of your comrades. The Dialogsystem is a joke. You really have only 3 options. Kind, Funny (Not really funny), Tough. That’s it. Sometimes you can flirt. But there is nothing more. Did they run out of money for the voiceactors?

    They created such a cool character design and gave Hawke only wussy dialog choices. Example of what i mean: Someone tells you to give him more gold. The “Tough” Option is “Pissoff” I’m not kidding. So naturally i click on “Pissoff” and what does Hawke say? “Forget it, that was not part of the deal” or something like that.

    The character of Hawke, no matter what you do, is a wussy. I never really felt like i had any impact on my character. Compared to Shepard he’s completely Shallow.

    What i like about this game is the combat, that really is a huge step forward. It’s flashy, bloody, real fun. But they throw so much combat at you that you just get exhausted. It doesn’t help that it’s the same enemies over and over again, in the same locations over and other again.

    The reason why the developer used Kirkwall is that you can see the impact of the things you do. But that is a lie. There are no changes. You move to a new house, there are fewer beggars. That was it.

    Another thing are the comrades. A feature that worked really, really well in DA:O, but was completely left out here: You talk to someone, a mage or something, you agree to help him. The new elf in your team is apparently not amused. I get rivalry points. What did i do wrong? Later in the game i find out he doesn’t like mages. Great, could have told me sooner. But he didn’t. They tend to make less comments about your actions, and if they do, you can’t answer back.

    It’s like on of your members would say: “You’re an ass, Hawke.” And Hawke would just stand there, like an idiot.

    Since i was playing a mage i normally didn’t really had a good way to deal with the mage-hater. So whenever i had my other mage in my team with me he would always insult him because he’s a mage. Needless to say that i saw no future for our relationship. In DA:O you once or twice would have the option to get them to leave, but i had no such option here. That’s a big problem, considering that i don’t like half of my team, especially the pirate, the ugly warrior woman and emo elf. Most of the characters are so disgustingly selfish that i just wanted to puke. Especially the two women i mentioned. They are so disgusting, i turned gay, i made sweet love to a mage. I was surprised how “adult” the whole love thing was.

    Everything about this game feels half-done. The art-style. The music (especially the battle themes), the dialog, the interaction with characters, the story.

    The ending is absolutely anti-climatic. Without going into detail, i must say I have never seen something like this. Compared to the ending in DA:O this is a crude joke. The ending goes like this: To be continued. The same thing we saw happen with DA:O! Remember the story of Morrigan, the one they never concluded? Be ready to experience it again.

    If you really want it; wait. At least a year, by then Bioware will probably release the Complete Edition.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. YodaJokerBacon

    Anyone who gives TestDriveUnlimited2 a 7 or higher is clearly off balance. Have you played that game? It’s a complete joke and is utter shit. Seems the target audience is teenage female Sims fans..

    #41 4 years ago
  42. G-Sama

    Well boys,this is the result for a Book-length of Blah..blah from THQ about thier “next big thing”….a 5??
    I think i actually predicted that somewhere…

    still,Dragon Age II desreve a 7….it’s a decent action game with some wonderfull RPG elements,However,the graphic is bad (taking in count that this is a 2011 Game!!!and all the characters are pre-rendered unlike DA:O….so why the facial graphic is not that good??)

    but again,it’s better to see 5-7 scores these days than seeing the usuall Goddamn 8-9 sequence…

    #42 4 years ago
  43. DSB

    @40 Always good form to end your game with a pitch for DLC…

    Really, I would’ve preferred that over the ending to Mass Effect 2. I thought the game was off on a weird, wrong tangent storywise most of the way through, but that ending completely ruined the series for me.

    I was just shaking my head at the fact that someone who rates themselves as highly as Bioware does, in terms of narrative, would actually stick you with a final boss that’s so unintentionally comical.

    If it had been a Power Rangers episode, maybe I could’ve bought it.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. The_Red

    Yay for BulletStorm and MotorStorm Apocalypse scores. Awesome games that deserve their great scores.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. monkeygourmet

    @43

    Bulletstorm is my currant GOTY!! :) Great game and a nice needed change!!!

    #45 4 years ago
  46. slicker

    You should specify that DA2 has a metacritic of 84 % rated by so called “professional” gaming sites while the metacritic USER score is -3.8- from over 800 reviews. Yes 3.8. Utter garbage.

    A total disgrace. No wonder the gaming media is considered the crappiest of them all.

    Can the gaming journalists get lower then that ?

    Maybe when these so called professionals stop taking bribes for ultra favorable reviews things will get better.

    #46 4 years ago

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    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]