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DICE: Shooter competitors are just “treading water”

Monday, 28 March 2011 01:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson has said competing shooter series like the Call of Duty series aren’t innovating, they’re just keeping their heads above water.

“The competitors … are out there, they’re established, and they’re very, very big,” the general manager told games.on.net.

“We believe that they are not innovating, that they are treading water,” he added.

“We … are investing our time, our energy and money in actually innovating.”

Troedsson was dismissive of the idea that DICE should hold Battlefield 3 up for comparison with other series.

“Every time that we launch a new game, we ask ourselves – what can we do better? What can we make faster? More fun? So, first and foremost we always compete with ourselves,” he said, adding that the “blockbuster weight” of Battlefield 3 will help overcome opposition.

The manager mentioned that unlike the Bad Company series, Battlefield 3 is a “real” and “proper” sequel to Battlefield 2. It’s due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Northern autumn.

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28 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    “We believe that they are not innovating, that they are treading water,” he added.
    “We … are investing our time, our energy and money in actually innovating.”

    huge step with graphics, huge step with destruction. I hope that they can deliver and not dissapoint fans *cough* Crysis 2 *cough*

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Ercarret

    I love DICE. I loved BF:BC2. But all this? This, “Oh, our competition doesn’t move things forwward” smack talk? Seems like it’s been a lot of that recently, and I’m not sure that’s such a wise move. Sure, they’re right about CoD, but is BF3 any different? Somewhat, for sure, but enough to warrant these remarks about their competition? I don’t know.

    I haven’t seen enough of BF3 to really make any calls regarding how it moves things forward (or not), but that’s kind of what worries me. At this point, it feels like it’s all talk from DICE, and no … eh, well, whatever.* No proof that they’re any better. No actual innovations from their side.

    Perhaps that’ll change as the release (and before that, E3) draws closer. But right now? I’m wary.

    * Note to self: learn to finish your own sentences.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    No matter how good your engine is, you’re still gonna have to squeeze it into three different platforms.

    Bragging didn’t work too good for Crytek, and I think they’re off on even more of a tangent here. The FPS has ultimately changed incredibly little since they started letting you aim for yourself.

    And “competing with themselves”? Christ, be more of a douche.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Big_Boss

    @2, 3

    Why the hate? Sure they haven’t released the game so we can’t tell if they’re gonna deliver. But at least they’re saying exactly what everyone wants them to say. Everyone is getting tired of the same COD being released 3 times and possibly more. At least they’re aware of the problem and know that if they want to gain respect from players and attract more people to play their game they need to address the problem (stale games). I mean if Modern Warfare 3 or whatever the next COD’s gonna be called is gonna run on the COD4 engine again I’m gonna be very disappointed.

    I need something new and something well executed. If DICE is willing to promise this new experience and put their reputation on the line, let them. I don’t think they’ve said anything over the top as of now. I don’t like it when developers get cocky and it becomes obvious that they are just bullshiting people like Crytek. Based on DICE’s past performance I’m not worried. I think they’re doing all the right things to deliver an excellent game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Grimrita

    Cant argue with DICE here. They have brought innovation to the FPS genre. After all, I have never seen over sized hit boxes, bullet proof leaves and even invisible bullet proof walls in any game before. Nice one!

    But on a side note, Frostshite needs to be better than it is now because it is a shit engine. Looks nice, but when it comes down to the fundamentals of an FPS, it cant deliver.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. loki

    Hypocrites.
    Innovation in Bad Company 2 – PC port.
    Innovation in Boringfield 3 – squalid PS3 and Xbox 360 ports.
    Dice, you so inovative

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    Innovation doesn’t always equal quality, but DICE hasn’t really done anything innovative that I’ve noticed, well they did set a standard for FPS with BF1943, which from that spawned two of my favourite games-Star Wars: Battlefront (1 & 2), they’re 2 out of 5 games that I would set my PS2 up for. If only the BC PS3 didn’t launch for $829 here =\
    Incredible to think that Sony were losing money on every console sold, were the circuits made out of gold? :P

    #7 4 years ago
  8. polygem

    @3: it didnt work for crysis2 ? I hear people saying that but i really cant see why… I think it worked absolutely great and its an awesome looking game for every platform. Consoles are the main market for videogames these days. Thats just how it is. Developers have to deal with that to stay in competition. Traditional pc developers even more so… Crytek did well imo. Really well. I believe bf3 wont fail either and will also show some innovative, cool stuff. But they are not the only ones trying to refresh the fps genre (which i love)… Theres id with rage and splash d. With brink. Its a good year for shooters…and still i like my stupid but technically super fluid black ops competitive free for all cod gameplay fix once in a while….On an xbox yep. So what…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DeathJynx

    @7 was the random troll remark really called for? CPU Technology development cost them a pretty $400million. At their price point plus blu ray, ps3′s were grotesquely under priced. Anyway… they are hyping this game so much that it is almost turning me off. Hence lowering my expectations for it. Which in return will probably make it a better first impression. I kinda like this marketing ploy, assuming they deliver. Black Ops was the most hyped game of all time, and EVERYONE was sure that it was gonna be ground breaking. Almost without questions. Look how well all that hype did for black ops… aka the worest fps sequel ever made. If DICE can generate this much attention, before EA even begins their heavy marketing campaign that will come inevitably, then good for them. Someone needs to push boundaries and get cod of its undeserved pedastol.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DeathJynx

    @8 technically super fluid? I hope your not refferning to the animations/controls. Because that is problably one of my biggest complaints. How shitty the character controls are in that game. As far as responsivness and animation reactions go, MW2 is God. Say what you want about gameplay, but never have I felt like I had more control over a character then I did in MW2. The seniors at infinity really knew what they where doing. Call it cheap, but 180 drop shot head shots and 720 quick scopes off of roof tops where only so rewarding because it felt like a huge accomplishment to earn that degree of control.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Christopher Jack

    @9, I know, but the production costs don’t include R&D (I don’t think) but the Cell must have also been expensive to produce too. Imagine how much cheaper (& easier to develop for) if the Sony stuck with a traditional PowerPC & simply one upped MS with a hecta core CPU & a much more powerful GPU, more memory also would have helped.

    Still amazing how the PS3 is selling despite it’s price, they will beat MS in total home consoles sold before the end of this generation (assuming the PS continues to sell at a steady rate) but next one could go either way, if I were Sony i would just wait for MS to release their next console than just drastically improve upon their final design.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    Mirror’s Edge was innovative to a degree. But why all this smacktalk? Come on! Who are you bullshitting? Battlefield 3 is not going to be innovative.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. StolenGlory

    @12

    I agree. The smacktalk reeks of insecurity which is silly when anyone with half a brain in their skull knows that the BF frachise is pretty fucking decent to start with.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. scuz

    Twat marketing dept

    #14 4 years ago
  15. xino

    ““We believe that they are not innovating, that they are treading water,” he added.”

    exactly!

    everyone is just copy and pasting what others are doing!

    I can’t wait to finish my course then I’ll design my own FPS game, that brings the fun back to FPSes and isn’t a copy and pasted game.

    I still don’t get the concept of Bodycount, it’s meant to be fun and better than Black, so far it looked more like another generic FPS:/

    #15 4 years ago
  16. viralshag

    I just hope they bring out another great game. No need for smacktalk, just tell me it’s going to look amazing and fantastic, and give me some more gameplay trailers to show it off.

    Let your game do the talking.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    Guys iam confused here, this is Battlefield 3, not Battlefield Bad Company 3, right, because i didnt notice this before, but it got my attention right now.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Christopher Jack

    @17, Direct sequel, not another crappy Bad Company spin off.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Grimrita

    it might be shit marketing dept but they have us talking about it….again lol

    #19 4 years ago
  20. DSB

    @8 Well, it all depends on the eyes that see I guess.

    If you’re just looking at sales, then obviously Crytek is still a very succesful developer. If you’re looking at the actual product, then they’ve shot themselves in the foot five times over.

    Thousands of genuine PC players still can’t play online due to fucked accounts and bad serials, or have to give up their nicknames. People are bitching about the quality of the different platforms versions, and the AI is simply the worst it’s ever been in a Crytek game.

    When you hold that up to the pretty uninhibited bragging they were doing before the game came out, that just makes them look like idiots.

    As an over the top action game it’s certainly not bad, but don’t try to tell me it stands out on anything but graphics.

    @4 There’s no difference between saying you’re so good that you’re only competing with yourself, and what Crytek did. Same shit, different asshole. Except DICE haven’t moved anything forward since 2005.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. ManuOtaku

    #18, Thank you, now to put my worries to rest, not that i didnt enjoy Bad company, but i prefer the direct sequel too.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Hybridpsycho

    So much ignorance in alot of post I’m not even gonna bother.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    Well i know this way of talking is not the best to promote you or your games, at least as a humble developer or human being, but let me tell you DICE is pretty much stating the truth, the former call of duty games are pretty much the same thing, and i prefer not a every year same king of game, that a game that takes a few years, but that tries to innovate.
    The problem with this, is that now you will be messure by your own words so you better watch out. DICE, in other words you have to deliver.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. OrbitMonkey

    I’m seriously considering pre-ordering this. Limited edition. Just need some ps3 images/gameplay. Never played any of the others, so forgive the daft question. Is it likely to be squad based like Ghost Recon? Hate squad based :(

    #24 4 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    @24: Recommend you rent Bad Company 2 first.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DSB

    Really, theres no way you can not buy BF3. Even if you are worried about the fact that it’ll be on consoles or you weren’t impressed by the last few DICE games, it IS BF3, and as you can see from above, they’re very much using that brand to appeal to peoples sense of nostalgia. Personally I can’t not take the bait. It’s BF3, as in BF2+1.

    @23 No argument there, CoD is certainly the symbol of that for a lot of people, but DICE have been just as stagnant as everybody else. “Let’s make holes in the walls” doesn’t constitute any kind of advance for the FPS. Red Faction did that a million years ago. In 2005 they were the biggest innovators on the scene, but they’ve barely moved an inch since then.

    They even kept the same disastrous levelling system they had in BF2.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. UuBuU

    The COD series doesn’t need to be innovative any more. They have their huge fanbase of monkeys. A few new perks here and there, and the monkeys will throw money at them annually.

    Then again, I haven’t exactly seen anything from BF3 yet which makes me think of the word innovation. I’ve seen strides forward in graphics and effects, but nothing which makes me think “wow, this looks completely new and different from any FPS game i’ve ever seen before”.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. DeathJynx

    I don’t think Black Ops is ANYTHING like MW2. But cod4/waw/black ops are pretty much reskins.

    #28 4 years ago

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  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]