Sections

First proper Mass Effect 3 info – plot details, multiplay nixed

Friday, 8 April 2011 10:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Not even 24 hours after Mass Effect 3 was confirmed as being on Game Informer’s next cover, the first proper information on the sure-to-giant BioWare RPG is now online.

Warning: SPOILERS.

Mass Effect 3

Developed by EA super-studio, BioWare.

Will release this holiday season for PC, 360 and PS3.

ME3 is the final chapter in a trilogy that began in 2007.

First teaser trailer showed London being invaded by the Reapers.

The game starts out with Shepard on trial on earth following the events of Mass Effect 2′s final DLC pack, Arrival. During the hearing, though, the Reapers start their invasion of the planet.

As well as that, Cerberus, the mysterious organisation that played a major part in Mass Effect 2, is out to kill Shepard. The Illusive Man is said to play an crucial role in ME3.

Squadmates confirmed for the game include Garrus, Liara and, depending on a choice made in Mass Effect 1, Kaiden or Ashley, with Wrex, Mordin, Legion and Anderson to also appear as non-party members – that’s assuming everyone’s still alive after your adventures in ME1 and ME2.

If you’re new to the series, the game will start out with a “Previously on Mass Effect” comic that enables you to make decisions in a similar fashion to the comic at the beginning of the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2.

The game will have multiple ending, some for good and some for bad. These will be influenced by who who you recruit to your squad.

While the game won’t be reverting to the Mass Effect 1 standard, RPG elements will be beefed up for ME3. More freedom will be given to character skills, skill trees will be bigger and your powers will evolve several times instead of just once.

The weapons in the game will be based on ME2, but will include mods, which will enable you to swap out gun parts, such as barrels, and scopes.

All classes will now go unhindered in terms of weapons, but will be limited in terms of carrying capacity. The only class to carry unlimited weapons is the soldier.

Despite previous speculation saying, there’s no multiplayer. BioWare apparently told Game Informer that it’ll look at it for future games or spin-offs, but it won’t be in ME3.

Mass Effect 3 releases this holiday season for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3.

Thanks, GAF.

Latest

  • Rock Band 4 will be co-published at retail worldwide by Mad Catz

    Rock Band 4 will be co-published at retail by Mad Catz, according to the peripheral maker. Speaking in a post on the company blog, spokesperson Alex Verrey said Mad Catz would be in charge of distributing and promoting the game as well, with Harmonix handling digital download content and sales. “Co-publishing the game allows us […]

  • Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set is a Best Buy exclusive in North America

    A Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set will be made available at Best Buy in North America. The retail exclusive will be made available in store and online for $299.99. It includes a Wii U Deluxe console pre-installed with Nintendo Land and a download code for Splatoon. Splatoon and the Wii U Special Edition […]

  • The Indie Megabooth is coming to EGX 2015

    The Indie Megabooth is coming to this year’s EGX convention. For the first time, EGX 2015 will host the Indie Megabooth this year. The Megabooth is known for curating and featuring large numbers of indie games in one place. Over the years, it became one of the major attractions of PAX. More details about the […]

  • Driveclub update adds free car, free tour, multiplayer replays

    Update 1.14 for Driveclub has been released. Driveclub developer Evolution has made patch 1.14 available for all. The three main features are the addition of a free car (Ferrari LaFerrari), a free new tour and the multiplayer replays. The patch is about 2.69GB. Evolution said that more server upgrades have been made to improve online […]

  • PC version of Rainbow Six Siege standard edition to be digital-only in the UK

    Rainbow Six Siege will be a digital-only title on PC in the UK. The PC version of Rainbow Six Siege will skip discs and release only via digital storefronts. This applies to the standard edition of the game, according to what ShopTo learned from Ubisoft. The collector’s edition will not be affected. Very recently, Warner […]

  • Gears of War cinematics director leaves Epic to join Black Tusk

    Another member of the original Gears of War development team has joined Black Tusk Studios. Black Tusk Studios, developer of the upcoming Gears of War reboot for Xbox One, has added another former Epic developer to the team. This time it’s cinematics director Greg M. Mitchell, who announced his new position on Twitter. BIG NEWS!! […]

  • Destruction in Star Wars: Battlefront will be less than it was in Battlefield

    Destruction has been one of the hallmarks of the modern Battlefield games, but will it make the transition to Battlefront? Battlefront and Battlefield developer DICE talked a little bit about destruction and how often we’re going to see it in Star Wars: Battlefront. Speaking to Engadget, DICE general manager Patrick Bach said that destruction on […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China: how to unlock Ezio Auditore outfit

    Did you know that Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China protagonist Shao Jun has ties to Ezio Auditore? Did you also know that you can wear his outfit in the game? Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China continues the series’ tradition of featuring alternate costumes for its leads. The new sidescrolling game lets you don the signature white attire […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for April 21: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    It’s time for Destiny’s servers to be reset and to usher in a new week. Bungie has reset the Destiny servers. Your marks cap has removed, and the new Nightfall and Heroic strikes have gone live. This week’s strike is the Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, meaning you and the enemy […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.51 now live

    Firmware update 2.51 has been released for the PlayStation 4. PlayStation 4 users have started receiving the latest firmware update this morning. Update 2.51 is clocking in at just over 200MB. The official firmware portal on Sony’s site has not yet been updated to reflect the new release. According to PS4 firmware however there are […]

  • Xbox Avatars return on Windows 10

    Avatars is the latest app to join Windows 10 preview. Surely you remember Avatars? The Xbox 360 feature that was all the rage for about half a year? Well, that feature has been made available to those in the Windows 10 preview. A new app, simply titled Avatars, went live on the app store recently. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X could be getting a story DLC pack

    Ed Boon is teasing a very interesting addition to Mortal Kombat X. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been known to always share – mostly real – news on his Twitter feed. The latest one comes in the form of an answer to a fan’s question. The fan wondered if NetherRealm is planning to bring […]

  • Is Sony working on the PlayStation Vita 3000?

    Sony has filed a trademark for what seems to be their next handheld – the PlayStation Vita 3000. The patent, filed on April 1 describes “a portable LCD screen game machine controller” while NeoGAF has identified what appears to be an HDMI port, as well as L2 & R2 triggers. Here’s the image seen in […]

  • Destiny: 20 things you must do before House of Wolves

    Think you’ve seen everything that Destiny has to offer? Maybe not. And you want to make sure you’ve done it all before House of Wolves drops next month. In a few short weeks the second major expansion hits Destiny, heavily focused on player vs. player kudos and 3-man fireteam effort. Your role in all new […]

  • PSN maintenance scheduled for April 22

    The PlayStation Network will undergo maintenance on Wednesday. Sony announced that scheduled maintenance for PSN will take place tomorrow, April 22. The downtime will only affect messaging services on the network. The maintenance starts at 5am and ends at 8am BST. During that period, you won’t be able to send, receive, or delete PSN messages. […]

  • Not sure about Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China? Check out some gameplay

    Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out now, but is it worth your time? Maybe a look at the game in action will help make up your mind. This video shows Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China’s first mission, courtesy of Arekkz. It gives you an idea of how Climax’s 2D spin-off works – although it’s worth noting […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China reviews sneak in

    Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is a sidescrolling spin-off encouraging you to stab in fewer dimensions. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China isn’t the first side-scrolling Assassin’s Creed game; there were a couple of portable titles which are worth checking out if you’re a fan and want to learn some extra backstory. It is the first sidescroller to […]

  • NBA 2K15 tips Warriors for Playoffs win

    NBA 2K15 has predicted the Golden State Warriors will be the ultimate victors of the NBA Playoffs. The 2014-2015 NBA Playoffs kicked off this past weekend and will run for two months, but according to 2K’s simulation there’s only one way this could go: Warriors for the win. According to Visual Concepts’ latest, the Warriors […]

  • Serious talent working on next Fairy Fencer F game

    Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force has a credits like a JRPG’s fan’s autograph book. Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is a PS4 exclusive sequel to last year’s PS3 release, Fairy Fencer F. Developed by Compile Heart for its Galapagos RPG brand, it reunites a dream team of JRPG talent. According to the trailer […]

  • Alan Wake 2 still on the cards at Remedy

    Alan Wake could still get a proper sequel. “We are in a place where we are starting to have discussions about what is next. We are discussing the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel with multiple partners. I would love to do that.” Alan Wake developer Remedy has always planned on adding to the series. […]

  • Kerbal Space Program gets release date, new trailer

    Kerbal Space Program has a release date at last. Kerbal Space Program developer Squad has quietly announced a release date of April 27 for the simulation sandbox. Along with the date, the team offered a new trailer via its forums. You may look at it; I will allow this. Kerbal Space Program has been playable […]

  • Gran Turismo 6′s GT Academy kicks off today

    Gran Turismo fans, it’s time to test your skills and maybe win your way through to a real life racing career. Gran Turismo’s GT Academy is one of the coolest things ever to come out of the intersection of video games and the real world. Because the series pays so much attention to faithful recreation […]

  • Shovel knight has been certified for Xbox One

    Shovel Knight is almost ready for Xbox One. Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed on Twitter that Yacht Club’s much-praised platformer has passed certification: Great news, I was just told that @ShovelKnight1 just passed cert. Really looking forward to playing. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 20, 2015 That means it’s gone gold for Xbox One, essentially. […]

  • Windows 10 release window may have slipped out of AMD earnings call

    Windows 10 has a release date, apparently. Microsoft hasn’t said when Windows 10 will launch, but AMD CEO Lisa Su made reference to the new OS in a recent earnings call. “With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season,” she […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Regicide hits Steam Early Access next month – new trailer

    Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a new cinematic turn-based strategy which kicks off with a campaign centred on the Blood Angels. Regicide will debut on Steam Early Access on May 5, developer Hammerfall Publishing has announced. The opening cinematic to the single-player campaign was released to accompany this news; take a look below. It introduces a […]

  • Resistance, Sunset Overdrive dev Insomniac Games releases first PC game

    Slow Down, Bull is the very first PC game from Insomniac Games. Insomniac is best known for a string of console exclusives – Resistance and Ratchet & Clank for PlayStation, and Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One. As far as I know it has never released a game on PC before (unless you want to be […]

  • New Triad Wars trailer takes us back to the Hong Kong of Sleeping Dogs

    Triad Wars is another chance to wander the detailed streets of United Front Games’ version of Hong Kong. Triad Wars was announced last September but has been pretty quiet since then. Today’s trailer, embedded below, breaks the silence by exhorting us to Own the Underworld. Triad Wars is a sort of reimagining of Sleeping Dogs […]

  • Mad Max screenshots show a gorgeous, deadly desert world

    Mad Max developer Avalanche has released a new set of screenshots and artworks pertaining to its post-apocalyptic Australian adventure. I’m not sure they’re all new, but they’re certainly lovely. Check ‘em out below. If you’d like some high-res versions, DualShockers has the goods. Mad Max is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in September.

  • Watch the first developer diary for Star Wars: Battlefront

    The first developer diary for Star Wars: Battlefront is here. Star Wars: Battlefront developers at DICE have released the first behind-the-scenes look at the game. The video is the first episode in a new series chronicling the game’s production. This one talks about the team’s visit to Skywalker Sound, the Lucas Arts vault and more. […]

  • WoW Tokens will go live tomorrow in Europe

    WoW Tokens will launch on April 21 in Europe. At approximately 5pm CEST on April 21, World of Warcraft Tokens will be going live in Europe. Blizzard set a price of €20/ £15 for the in-game shop. As for the Auction House, bidding will start at 35K gold. There’s also a limit of ten Token […]

31 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Kind of disappointing that it picks up after that DLC pack, that seems a bit harsh on people who didn’t/couldn’t buy it.

    Otherwise, all sounding good! Although I’d have liked to have had Legion back in my squad.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    So gay and ready for this.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Edo

    So I guess saving that collector’s base was not a good thing to do…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. hosseincode

    hey johnny, you’ve missed James Sanders as a squadmate

    #4 4 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    Hoping for a Thane appearance.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. combat101

    @3 I was thinking the exact same thing.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    OMG SO HYPE :O

    @1 – actually i’m gladof this it may show companies not to treat dlc addons as throw away experiences. Too many of them just revert the game’s story back to the status quo we left them at (*leers at aln wake* >:( )

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    Funny thing i was like to completely ignore ME3 because of Battlefield 3 and Skyrim and i read 3 lines of info and I am super Hyped :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    Stopped reading after the first sentence. That’s really too much info.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. spiderLAW

    im not liking the story so much. Trial, cerberus trying to kill me, old team mates from ME2 are not gone just like the transition from 1 to 2…..jeez…. but still, its ME and i will jizz all over ME when the opportunity cums ( :) )

    #10 4 years ago
  11. threadzilla

    Soo excited for this game…this and uncharted 3 in the same year is just awesome….2011 is the year for gamers with the GOTY’s for the past two years both getting sequels….Can’t wait for ME3

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Moonwalker1982

    So it won’t be like ME1 but they will bring some RPG stuff back. GOOD, cause as nice as ME2 was, it really missed the RPG things.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Scans

    http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5335/masseffect34.jpg

    http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/1231/masseffect35z.png

    http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/3749/masseffect32.jpg

    http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9069/masseffect33.jpg

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DSB

    Mass Effect is dead to me.

    Well, ‘cept the original. I hope that one gets a sequel some day ;)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Moonwalker1982

    Dead? Wtf…you disliked ME2 that much?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Tamo123

    I have to also also confess, ME1 was way better than the second… The second one, while a great story, just never lived up to the original for me. I honestly can’t see the third one fixing that…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DSB

    @15 I realize I’m totally outnumbered on that :P I bought it at the same time as my brother, and we were both like “This is shit though, isn’t it?!” after having played through it. Well, he gave up before finishing.

    It really felt like I was playing the original Rainbow Six: Vegas in space with some halfassed dialogue squeezed in between, and some cockamemy story that didn’t care to connect with the original in any way, shape or form.

    The idea of the council turning its back on you, the idea of working for Cerberus, the idea of the alien race being what they are and doing what they do is just extremely poorly founded. And the final boss made me not know whether to laugh or cry. It was bad, but it was so bad it was almost funny.

    “How do you kill a universe-eating monster?” – That’s easy, you just shoot him in the huge, glowing eye, that’s shaped like a target. They build those that way, didn’t you know?

    I really liked a lot of the characters, but there was some dead weight. The blonde chick was as one-dimensional and tiring as Morrigan in DA:O and I couldn’t wait to kill off the hopelessly naive black guy. He had no personality, what so ever, so he must be there to be killed off, right?

    Again, I’m not trying to steal anyones joy of ME2 away, but as far as I was concerned, it really was one of the biggest disappointments as a gamer since Deus Ex 2. I won’t be picking up the third.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @17

    I am assuming you didn’t read the books if so you wouldn’t have built up such high expectations. The book prior to the release of ME 2 fleshed out Cerberus and their intentions so with colonists being abducted by the Collectors makes complete sense for Cerberus to step in not sure how you had an issue with that.

    But I didn’t build my own story in my own head on how ME 2 or the series will go thats how you shoot yourself in the foot.

    “It really felt like I was playing the original Rainbow Six: Vegas in space with some halfassed dialogue squeezed in between, and some cockamemy story that didn’t care to connect with the original in any way, shape or form.”

    Should have read the books prior to playing the game than maybe you wouldn’t have bothered with picking up ME 2 because I saw the direction of where the game was going and had no issues with it. I am sorry you did.

    ““How do you kill a universe-eating monster?” – That’s easy, you just shoot him in the huge, glowing eye, that’s shaped like a target. They build those that way, didn’t you know?”

    That was an infant version of a Reaper nothing to the level of Sovereign or any other Reapers. Take it however you wanted.

    You had way too much expectations for ME 2.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DSB

    @18 Simply put: A game that needs a book to justify it’s story, is a game that’s cutting some serious narrative corners within its own medium.

    I know you genuinely believe that Bioware can do no wrong, to every extreme, but if they actually expect that people pay for official fan fiction just to get the game, as a sequel, that just makes it even more of a failure on their part. Being games developers and all.

    I expected a proper sequel, what I got was a game that made no sense. If they wanted people to read Mass Effect, rather than play it, they shouldn’t have made it a videogame.

    “Oh, you thought the movie sucked? That’s just because you didn’t buy the book and play the videogame” – I know, right? My bad.

    Selling a narrative the way Scientology sells its beliefs (fragmented, compartmentalized and behind a paywall) isn’t the way to go.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @19

    The book wasn’t necessary to Mass Effect 2 or even the first one it was just added flavor to it. All I was saying is if you would have read the book you would have just simply not have bought Mass Effect 2 because the book was very subtle about where the series was going that and Casey Hudson talking about Sheperd joining Cerberus along with the colonists being abducted by the collectors. Did you read the codex in Mass Effect 1? They also tell you Cerberus is a prohuman group.

    I take the games for what they are not what they “should” be everyone has thier own idea about what a game “should” be.

    The books were not huge pieces of the Mass Effect series infact you can play the game and wouldn’t even know there was a book. The first book was about Saren before he met Sovereign and how Anderson almost became a Spectre. The second book was about Cerberus experimenting on a little savant girl to make her very powerful biotic also you would know why Quarians hate Cerberus. See nothing needed for Mass Effect 2 just a little back history on small things within the ME universe.

    “I know you genuinely believe that Bioware can do no wrong, to every extreme”

    I don’t remember saying this nor did I ever say Bioware are gods with RPGs, they have their flaws just like any developer does but overall I have never been disappointed with a Bioware game. Mass Effect 2 was better than the original in gameplay especially since it was polished and no critical bugs like the original. I also enjoyed all the characters of ME 2. Ashley and Kaidan could go die in a fire and I wouldn’t shed a tear. They were much more shallow than Jacob. I didn’t like the fact that the majority of the game was collecting people and than the collectors were an afterthought but I still found it to be better than the original even with that flaw. Only thing Bioware could do to stop me from buying this game is including Multiplayer which is not the case here.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DSB

    Thing is, Bioware built the story, and they built the games. If they aren’t tied into eachother without a book, there’s no one else to blame.

    I didn’t have “wild expectations”, I just expected some sort of believable continuity, from what was constructed by Bioware. From finally convincing the council, to painting Cerberus as the ultimate assholes of the universe, to introducing the Reapers as universe-eating, godlike creatures in the first games.

    The disbelief is only half of it though. The generic gameplay, the pacing, the lack of items, and the lack of depth in the quests were equally huge issues. It pretty much ruined any idea I had of Bioware as capable storytellers.

    I don’t accept a cop out like a book to solve any of that. I don’t rely on books to complete games, and developers who do, don’t reserve my respect. And if the books were indeed footnotes like you now say, then the sequel is still left with those huge gaps.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @21

    There were no huge gaps not sure where you are getting at. The reaper you fought at the end of ME 2 was an infant it was in preproduction nothing to compare against sovereign. Not sure what gaps you are talking about. THe council doesn’t want to believe there is a big bad coming that is believeable especially if like my SHeperd I let the council die.

    “From finally convincing the council, to painting Cerberus as the ultimate assholes of the universe, to introducing the Reapers as universe-eating, godlike creatures in the first games.”

    Casey Hudson and Christina Norman both went into this that you wouldn’t be a spectre in the sequel nor would there be any part of the game would be involved with the council. Cerberus was the only ones that were taking notice of an entire colony going missing, how hard is that to believe? THe council was ignoring it because the colonies were out of alliance and council space. Whatever, you just seem to be grabbing at straws with the plot, it was all explained in game.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Shonak

    @13: Thanks. Here’s also a scan of the new Ashley. http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g45/freedan_the_eternal/Snapshot_20110407_1.jpg

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DSB

    The gaps are absolutely crystal. You’re the one that’s desperately seeking books and various other references outside the game, as somehow explaining what’s actually in it.

    In the first game you establish Cerberus as a genocidal organisation, the embodiment of evil, and then you have your hero join them with little to no convincing in the second game. Where’s the logic? Captain America joins the nazis. Jolly good.

    In the first game Reapers are established as transcendental, godlike creatures, only to have the collectors build one that’s incredibly weak, and looks like a T-1000 from the Terminator movies (which is more comical than scary) and can be shot through it’s eye with a simple assault rifle, and totally destroyed. You can barely even bring down an attack chopper with an M-16 these days, but you can kill a universe destroying robot with a mass accelerated assault rifle? Come on now.

    Even if the pretense is that the collectors build awful reapers, or that the reaper is supposed to be weakened, that’s still a humongous anticlimax to end a game on, especially with a supposed suicide mission that turns out to be as harmless as that.

    Then you have a council who suddenly do a 180 and refuses to recognize humanity’s concerns, in spite of humanity having proved them certifiably wrong in every way the first time around, and saved the entire known universe, supposedly finally earning the trust of the council and gaining their equal place on it. The idea that they forfeit that outright, and repeat the exact same stupidity for a second time is more than a little laughable.

    Not wanting to risk a war with a few anarchists over the fate of the universe is more than a little silly.

    Really, you’re free to eat that sort of 80′s B-movie tripe if you want, and bon appetite, but redefining everything you’ve established in the first game, with as little to explain it as is provided, means that I absolutely can’t buy the pretense of it at all. The suspension of disbelief was never there.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Phoenixblight

    @24

    “he gaps are absolutely crystal. You’re the one that’s desperately seeking books and various other references outside the game, as somehow explaining what’s actually in it.”

    Depesrately seeking really? Maybe because I like the first book that I decided to continue reading the books is that so hard to believe. Redemption came out long before the original came out. Bioware has done the same with Dragon Age and will be doing so with TOR. THey know their fans like to read about back history about their games. You attacking just shows how mature you really are, you sterotype and assume I am some guy that goes looking for books to justify a game’s story. Believe whatever you want but the original game went in detail that Cerberus were creating a super soldier for the humans to have the upperhand and they do so for the books too. Cerberus, Saren were/are the ideal for the renegade, do anything to get the job done, the end justifies the means. Anything to give humans the upper hand its pretty obvious that they do so in Mass Effect 2 throwing Sheperd against the collectors because the Illusive man believes Shepherd is the idea of the perfect human and will also obtain collector technology for their cause. Believe whatever you want doesn’t matter to me. You are just throwing mud at people just proves you are simply flame baiting like you were in your original post and like you do in most topics. Just call you a Erth or TEA wanna be.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DSB

    All I have to go with is your arguments. I say a game is unbelievable, and you say it most certainly is not, supplying only books and quotes to back it up, which most people who buy a game will never lay a hand on.

    If I was flame baiting, I wouldn’t bother using concrete examples. I’d just wail about how bad Mass Effect 2 sucked yo daddy’s balls, and how I’d like my money back, but I understand that it’s very important to you to believe that I don’t have a point at all, and put me in that fairly childish fantasy.

    Believe what you want to believe, I’m not interested in a stamina contest with a fanboy. You obviously love everything Bioware serves up more than I could ever hate any of it.

    Book or not, at least ME2 showed me enough to stop blindly buying Bioware games.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    Of course I am called a fanboy because I disagree with you. Wow you just keep climbing down that ladder.

    You came on to a topic related to a game you don’t like and said ME is dead to you. Good for you? Want a cookie? You were flame baiting just like if Loki was to go on topic related about a PC game or a game that is also on PC and claims it suck. I don’t go onto Battlefield topic or COD topic and claim its dead because it serves no purpose other than to flame bait.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. DSB

    Actually that’s pretty much just a comment. As far as I know, the word comment doesn’t imply showering unabated love on something, and leaves room for both criticism and blind admiration alike. Whatever rules you make up for yourself is never going to be any of my concern.

    It’s only baiting to you because you’re so sensitive about a game you adore to the extents that you do, hence my conclusion that I’m dealing with a fanboy. No one else seemed to mind all that much, and why would they? I’m not challenging anyones right to like the game, I just found it seriously disappointing personally. My standards, my opinion.

    I don’t see why that would be a threat to anyone.

    Again, by all means, comfort yourself that I’m just a troll. Make me live under a bridge, and eat Norwegian farmers goats for all I care. It’s certainly easier than actually accounting for that story.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. brookie44528

    @DSB

    “In the first game you establish Cerberus as a genocidal organisation, the embodiment of evil, and then you have your hero join them with little to no convincing in the second game. Where’s the logic? Captain America joins the nazis. Jolly good.”

    with the experience of going full renegade and paragon in two different game saves, i can safely say that it only seems that way because you chose to say the wrong things to the illusive man at the beginning of the game. the renegade dialogue options have your character agree to cerberus’s cause and the mission with almost no questions or worries. paragon, on the other hand, has you doing the opposite. you most likely chose the renegade dialogue options. you are also shown blatant proof that humanity is being targeted, i mean you see cctv footage of it happening for fucks sake.

    “In the first game Reapers are established as transcendental, godlike creatures, only to have the collectors build one that’s incredibly weak, and looks like a T-1000 from the Terminator movies (which is more comical than scary) and can be shot through it’s eye with a simple assault rifle, and totally destroyed. You can barely even bring down an attack chopper with an M-16 these days, but you can kill a universe destroying robot with a mass accelerated assault rifle? Come on now.”

    it has been said before, but you seem to have ignored it. IT IS THE EQUIVELANT OF AN EMBRYO. think of a human embryo and compare it to an adult human. quite a difference in size and strength you would think. yes it made for a lame boss battle, but you say your main gripe was the storyline? well i can see nothing wrong here.

    “Then you have a council who suddenly do a 180 and refuses to recognize humanity’s concerns, in spite of humanity having proved them certifiably wrong in every way the first time around, and saved the entire known universe, supposedly finally earning the trust of the council and gaining their equal place on it. The idea that they forfeit that outright, and repeat the exact same stupidity for a second time is more than a little laughable.”

    humanity didn’t prove the council wrong, shepherd did. shepherd now works for cerberus. the council do not trust cerberus, cerberus and shepherd both know this, so as i recall they dont even bother telling the council what they are up to. i also seem to remember that anderson had tried to explain to ambassador Udina but he wouldn’t listen. as we know from the first game he only cares about how humanity appears to the council, unless there is rock hard evidence to proove that there might be a problem which would threaten the whole galaxy.

    you claim there are potholes in the storyline, but its obvious that you are just a cynical prick, who fails to engage properly with the storyline. the two really dont mix.

    p.s. i havent read any of the books nor have i read up on any backstory, it’s all there in the game, you just explore a little.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. DSB

    So are you saying I could’ve avoided Cerberus alltogether? If that’s the case, then I obviously missed the off-ramp on that one.

    Siding with genocidal, xenophobic fanatics: My point is, it doesn’t matter what the threat is, you still won’t side with the nazis if you’re even a halfway sensible person. I’m not saying they don’t try to justify this with the narrative, I’m saying the justifications they present are incredibly thin.

    The baby reaper: As I say in the second paragraph, they’re still trying to follow a monster of a fight with a tiny peep of one. I don’t really care how harmless the reaper is supposed to be according to the story, my point is, it’s the ending of the game, and it’s weak as fuck! It makes me feel like a janitor of universal peace, not a super hero.

    And it still makes no sense that you’d have super intelligent beings (in their original form the greatest engineers in the known universe) building a universe-ending automaton, which is still easily taken down by an assault rifle. That goes directly against everything we’re told about those things.

    The suicidal council: Sheperd was representing humanity in the first game, at the very least as a major agent in the role of a Spectre. He proves everyone completely wrong in every verifiable way, putting them completely to shame, making them see the err of their ways in the final sequence – To which they respond by going back to the exact same sort of beaurocratic apathy that almost cost them the known universe the first time around?

    No politician is that stupid. None. Even dogs learn from critical mistakes. And it’s made a lot worse by the fact that they actually had credible reasons to doubt Sheperd in the first game. In the second one, they just figure they’ll vote against the guy who singlehandedly saved the universe, when they were sitting on their asses ready to be annihilated.

    The fact that they may or may not disbelieve the hero, because he joined a movement of genocidal madmen, doesn’t exactly add credibility to the scenario as a whole.

    Still, to be that stupid you’d have to be on a city council, not an intergalactic one. Painting the council as one-dimensional incompetents simply doesn’t square up against the competence they’re attributed in the first game. The blue people aren’t stupid, the scaly ones are rash, but ultimately logical, and the eggheads pride themselves on being lead by intelligence.

    In that way it feels to me like most of those critical characters are only put there with a plot device in mind. They don’t have to make any kind of sense, they just have to say “No” or “Yes” to important issues, or make you feel hopeful or sold out, with very few in betweens. My problem is that I can’t buy that if the people delivering those reactions aren’t credible in doing what they do.

    The problem with your conclusion is that if a story actually needs me to accomodate it, rather than trying to accomodate me, then it isn’t a very good one.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Hunam

    No, you can’t choose to not work with cerberus.

    #31 4 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Watch Dota 2 played from third-person perspective

    What if I told you Dota 2 can be played with a third-person camera, would you give it a try then? BMD Dota, a modder who’ve been fiddling around with the idea of implementing a third-person camera into Dota 2 has released a demonstration video. The mod is called Action Dota and it aims to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X 1.02 patch improves netcode, adds free Sub-Zero costume and more

    Mortal Kombat X received patches on PC and consoles over the weekend. NetherRealm has released the first post-launch patch for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Mortal Kombat X to improve the netcode, add a free skin, and much more. For the PC version, reports indicate that most of the launch troubles are now […]

  • What is Destiny’s Trials of Osiris event? Here’s everything you need to know

    The new Destiny DLC, House of Wolves, will release on May 19, and is set to include the Trials of Osiris event. But what is it? Here’s Arekkz Gaming with everything we know so far: The Trials of Osiris is a Skirmish, 3v3 mode, and entry will need to be earned. The loot includes armour, […]

  • New Halo 5: Guardians trailer shows Spartan Locke in action

    An exclusive GameStop trailer shows Spartan Locke – a manhunter for the UNSC – dealing out the mother of all beat-downs to a bunch of Covenant. The Spartan Locke armour set is a GameStop exclusive to be used in Halo 5′s multiplayer, and is available to those who pre-order.

  • Microsoft to reveal a new exclusive IP at E3 2015

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that we should expect the announcement of a new exclusive title at E3 in June, as the company increases focus on first-party content. Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer has revealed an increased interest in making exclusive first-party titles for Xbox One. The executive took to Twitter to tease E3 […]

  • Heroes of the Storm gets a release date

    Blizzard’s confirmed a summer release date for upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm. Heroes of the Storm’s open beta kicks off on May 20, followed by the official launch a couple of weeks later on June 2. A short trailer was released following the announcement, watch it below. Heroes of the Storm’s roster includes characters […]

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 spotted, Disney attempts to quell chatter

    A member of the Disney Infinity fan forum has spotted mention of a third game on Chinese retailer Taobao’s website. Infinity Inquirer posted the rumour earlier today, but was contacted by Disney Interactive and asked to take the post down. Disney Infinity 3.0′s line-up apparently consists of 11 characters, including those from Pixar’s Inside Out, […]

  • 22 Cans’ Godus co-creator leaves to work on Indie project

    Jack Attridge left 22 Cans last week for greener pastures, but has made it clear his departure has nothing to do with the rocky few months the studio faced after experiencing some problems with Godus. Speaking to The Guardian , Attridge said : “It was January that I said to Peter I was looking to […]

  • The Order: 1886 character models can now be viewed in all of their naked glory

    Ready at Dawn’s Adam Skutt – character lead for The Order: 1886 – has created a thread over at zbrushcentral to showcase the gloriously detailed character models from the game, including a refreshing number of todgers. The gallery is stunning, and also features weapon models and uniform detailing. Admittedly it’s slightly NSFW with the amount […]

  • New high-res Star Ocean 5 screenshots are all splendid all the time

    Square Enix has given Famitsu a pretty extensive preview of Start Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, including high-res screenshots and a ton of details on the characters and combat system. Gematsu has translated the piece to reveal the character backgrounds, more info on the world in which the game takes place, and an insight into […]

  • With new Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero, is Activision ushering back a golden era of games?

    Guitar Hero. Tony Hawk. Is Activision leading us back to the good old days, the bad old days – or into the future? View image | gettyimages.com When Activision speaks, people listen, and when Activision shows its hand, people rush to peer at the cards. This year, for some reason, all those cards point to […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 Return to Spira trailer features giant whale, shiny visuals

    Ready to head back to Spira on PS4? You will be after watching this. Square’s released a new trailer for the HD remaster of Final Fantasy X/X-2, and it looks amazing. Dust off your blitzball and take a gander. It hits PS4 on May 15.

  • Xbox One May update now in beta, multitasking and voice messaging incoming

    The latest Xbox One update’s gone into beta testing. The beta for the Xbox One’s May system software update has arrived. As well as fixing a couple of issues, you can now multitask and leave voice messages while in a party. Find an existing preview member if you want to take a look. Swear them […]

  • How do GTA 5 PC’s normal settings stack up to ultra? Like this

    YouTuber wiliextreme has just uploaded a video comparing GTAV PC graphics settings, ranging from normal to very high. Take a look at the window reflections at the 2.30 mark to see just what a difference there is between the three settings showcased. GTA 5 released for PC last week. Be sure to check Matt’s impressions, […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront is 60 FPS, splitscreen not available for all modes

    Star Wars Battlefront has some good news and some bad news for you. Lots of Star Wars Battlefront information has been trickling out over the weekend, thanks both to press previews and DICE staff cheerfully tweeting answers to fan questions. As part of this bounty, we received some welcome news; Battlefront design director Niklas Fegraeus […]

  • This is what time The Witcher 3 will go live globally

    The Witcher 3 will be available simultaneously around the world. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-loads are now available, so naturally you want to know what time you can actually start playing. The good news is all platforms and all regions will unlock at exactly the same time, so as long as you’ve downloaded and […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront playable solo with bots

    Star Wars Battlefront players who can’t or won’t play with others can always team up with and against AI. Star Wars Battlefront will support AI bots for those who want to play alone, DICE has confirmed. According to design director Niklas Fegraeus, bots will be available both on and offline. We have a feature called […]

  • Free Helldivers update coming soon

    Helldivers developer Arrowhead Games has begun teasing a free update. The Helldivers teaser below is called “Turning up the Heat”, which seems to be the name of the update. It doesn’t tell us very much otherwise, but I’m sure fans can figure out some of the details from watching the gameplay. The update is “coming […]

  • Borderlands creator farewells Gearbox

    Borderlands creator Matt Armstrong has announced his departure from developer Gearbox Software. Borderlands was Armstrong’s baby; he created the franchise and wrote the first game. the franchise has gone on to great success, but nevertheless Armstrong is moving on. He announced his departure from Gearbox on Twitter, sounding quite cheerful about it. Things changed. No longer […]

  • Sony Pictures has been working to secure the Smash Bros. rights – report

    Super Smash Bros. might be a Nintendo flagship, but it’s Sony’s movie business that wants to bring it to the big screen. A Super Smash Bros. movie is referenced several times in documents published by Wikileaks following the huge Sony Pictures leak. ArsTechnica dug out these interesting snippets, discovering that Sony made a “full court […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

    Life is Strange Episode 3 will arrive as expected next month. Life is Strange developer Dontnod confirmed on Twitter that the third episode is on track for a May release. It's great to hear so many of you are excited for Episode 3 which will be released in May! (official date TBA) pic.twitter.com/jIp7upU2u9 — Life […]

  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

    Modders are busy working on a Nintendo 3DS homebrew app which turns the system into a remote desktop. A post on the gbatemp forum (thanks, Eurogamer) shows the app in action running World of Warcraft on a 3DS – although not perfectly. At present, the app has a rather low frame-rate, but development is still […]

  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

    Hyperdimension Neptunia fans will be pleased to know three games in the franchise have release dates for Steam and Vita. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, which was announced for western audiences last year, will arrive on PS Vita will be released digitally and and at retail in North America on May 19 and in Europe […]

  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

    Remember when a Dragon Age: Inquisition survey popped up and outed possible content for the title? It’s happened again and this time it’s for the next Mass Effect game. Note: take the information contained herein with a grain of salt. Surveys, if this one is legit, are usually sent out to test ideas and aren’t […]

  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

    More GTA 5 information has been posted by modders poking around in the files of the PC version. This time, instead of zombies and horses, textures for the Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT vehicles have been found. New leaked vehicles Barbarian, Detonator and Tampa are also mentioned in the thread. A screencap of the files […]

  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

    DICE boss Patrick Bach has promised Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” as the game carries the Battlefront title for a reason. Speaking with Eurogamer during Day 2 of the Star Wars Celebration yesterday, Bach said the team stayed true to the “core ethos” of the Battlefront series by adhering to what […]

  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

    Sony is hosting another Flash Sale on the North American store with plenty of action games, and some films, to help get your weekend started. The list is super long, so here’s a few highlights: Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Bayonetta Beyond Good & Evil HD Castlevania: Harmony of Despair […]

  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

    It appears Postal 2 has a new add-on available. No, it’s not for the 2003 version, but the Complete Edition which was greenlit on Steam 10 years later. Called Paradise Lost, the add-on stars the Dude and contains a new single-player story campaign and new areas featuring free-roam gameplay. The original voice actor for the […]

  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]