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Obsidian “would make Alpha Protocol 2,” and “do better” with it

Saturday, 21 May 2011 16:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart has said the team would happily make Alpha Protocol 2.

Speaking in the latest issue of Play, Urquhart said the team, if it decided to make a sequel, would do a better job of it as well.

“I think there were things in the game we could have done better,” he said (via NowGamer). “We’ve talked about how the cover system wasn’t the best. Would it have been better with no cover system, so we could focus on other things instead? There were certain things we did really well – the whole story, the characters, the branching.

“Perhaps it was not necessarily the job we did but there was something beyond the game – how it was represented or how it was sold or what people felt we promised them. Something went off-kilter there. So there’s another lesson to learn about communication.

“We’re not making Alpha Protocol 2 but I would make Alpha Protocol 2. To do a job like this, sometimes you have to be optimistic, you have to look to the future and say ‘We can do better.’ And I always believe that.”

Obsidian is currently working on Dungeon Siege III and recently released the Honest Hearts DLC for Fallout: New Vegas.

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30 Comments

  1. Robbins

    hooray, maybe…….. not

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Yeah

    Obsidian you can’t make good games, great concepts but you can’t follow through worth a damn. I am surprised you are still functioning as a studio.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Bullshit!

    They made an absolutely great Fallout sequel to Fallout 2. they are incredible RPG studio and they will exist.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. badboy_122

    @3

    fallout 3 was both published and developed by Bathesda Softworks on the other hand new vegas was published by Bathesda and developed by Obsidian

    & I’ve both games ,fallout 3 is better than vegas
    but I really liked new vegas as well but not like fallout 3

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @3

    You are sorely mistaken Black Isle did Fallout and Fallout 2. The key members of Black Isle left and created their own studio Troika before the rest of Black Isle was laid off. Obsidian were the left over hacks from Black Isle. Every game Obsidian has put out has been half baked and bug ridden.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Hunam

    @5 Just as many people went to Obsidian as went to Troika after Black Isle imploded. I wouldn’t call the PS:T, IWD and IWD2 team hacks either. Though Obsidian are pretty much hacks now. The problem with AP was basically, everything outside of the story and writing. The game used UE3 to produce some of the worst visuals seen in that engine, mod, indie or otherwise. The animation was terrible, the physics outdated and the textures were nearly PS2 quality. The models were basic, the sound was poor and the gameplay was often broken. The studio just cannot function on a technical level. NWN2 was their best work by a mile as it’s a great game held up by some terrible, terrible tech. They studio has some of the best talent in the world, but it also houses some massively incompetent or lazy developers. It’s not hard to make a decent looking game with UE3 but they failed that. Then they try and blame everything on other peoples engine despite the entire industry using various forms of gamebyro or UE3 and not having a problem.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Razor

    Yeah, they couldn’t do much worse could they?

    Kaaapow!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @6

    I wasn’t saying Black Isle were horrible they made some of the best games at that time but after the split and Obsidian came out of it nothing as polished as Black Isle has come out of Obsidian. They have great concepts for their games but they can’t follow through worth a damn.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    obsidian was involved with so many titles it didnt suprise me that there own IP would be shit but doesnt mean there are shit studio i think there really talented people and if there was any studio that is shit it has to rebellion so hate them

    #9 4 years ago
  10. abbe

    OH GOD YES PLEASE! :D
    I would LOVE to see Alpha Protocol 2, its one of the few games that I’ve actually played through Twice without hesitation or quitting halfway through.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @10

    *cough* Not Happening *cough*

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Hunam

    A small mercy.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. abbe

    @11, yeah I’ve read that as well, but I will still voice my want for a new Alpha Protocol.

    I mean, while the gameplay and game mechanics were terrible most of the time, the writing, dialogue and the choices that you could make were top notch.

    Its a game that were actually Fun and Engaging while still having poor gameplay. Nothing I could say about Fallout 3 for example, which for me is about at the same level of quality as Alpha Protocol.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. tracertong

    @11

    Well, it doesn’t really matter what SEGA thinks, since Obsidian owns the IP.

    Alpha Protocol was one of the only RPGs that did actual branching story with actual choices. Mass Effect, other rpgs, pfft. They got nothing. Play AP five times, and there’s still new stuff to see. As such, it’s an amazing game, too bad people took it for a shooter. For part two, throw out most of the shooting and put in stuff like the gelato dude. Done.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @14

    You can’t put out a game without a publisher unless Obsidian has enough money to do it which they do not. Most publishers if not all won’t publish Obsidians own IP. So keep dreaming. They are just a studio that handles other developers titles when the original studio doesn’t want to make a sequel.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. The_Red

    As a fan of Alpha Protocol I say yay. Don’t sue me, it has serious problems but also had some really great and fun elements and it definitely wasn’t as bad as everyone claimed.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. blacktouch007

    why the first one wasnt good start over

    #17 4 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @4: Erth did not say that Fallout 3 was made by Obsidian. I think he tried to say that Fallout 3 was not a true sequel to the original games. And for once i agree with him.

    @5: Wow, can you sound like a bigger asshole? What makes you say that only the untalented people joined together to create Obsidian? You don’t know!

    Most of the staff from Troika joined Obsidian when they had to close their studio. And their games were just as bug-ridden if not worse than any game released by Obsidian. Great games, really, but bug-ridden and ugly as hell.

    To topic:

    I’m all for a new Alpha Protocol, but they really need a better direction on this one. Not only had Alpha Protocol many flaws, but most of the things just didn’t add up. Especially the art-direction. None of the characters do fit into this world. No character-creation, limited levels, trying to be stealthy was the most horrifying experience ever.

    The animations were horrible, sometimes it looked like the main character was sliding on the ground, which could be fixed on pc btw.

    Horrible optimization. Clunky controls, weird recoil and hit detection.

    All in all, i think it had alot of potential and i enjoyed the freedom to behave like a complete and utter asshole.

    What they need to do is, they really need to start hiring some decent programmers and designers.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Old MacDonald

    New Vegas was miles ahead of Fallout 3 in terms of quality. It was genuinely good, whereas F3 was average at best.

    Alpha Protocol was a pretty decent game too. I’d much rather have Alpha Protocol 2 than, say, Mass Effect 3.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    “New Vegas was miles ahead of Fallout 3 in terms of quality. It was genuinely good, whereas F3 was average at best.”

    Riiight Because Fallout New Vegas wasn’t littered with game breaking bugs and pretty apparent bugs in the plot like the metrorail quest for example, pretty evident in New Vegas that they didn’t have QA because there were bugs following the main quest that made it broken.
    Took them almost 8 months to put out a patch and then that patch made the game even more broken. Yep Obsidian did a far better job than Fallout 3 atleast Fallout 3 was playable. Obsidian did have a better story than Bathesda did, and I give them that. They have great writers and come up with great concepts they just don’ave the technical skills to pull it off.

    Alpha Protocol was completely broken right out of the box and you would be damn lucky if Obsidian can find a publisher dumb enough to give them money for the next game. Its not like Sega is at the top of publishing even they said they won’t publish Alpha Protocol 2.

    Don’t shoot for the moon if all you have is a bottle rocket.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Hunam

    New Vegas was weird. It was a great game for once from Obsidian, but the start is really annoyingly linear, you are literally funnelled counter clockwise around the map for the first third of the game, complete with tons of invisible walls on the mountains in the middle of the map. Then you got to the strip. The worst part of the game. A ghost town with giant walls for almost no apparent reason. Each club was just shit and the area was just an embarrassment. Then you just wonder around till you slowly fill your map with actual things to do. The last third of the game, and the longest is figuring out how they made the backwards ass game and actually getting to do stuff and following the great end game choices. I remember the areas surrounding the strip took me a good few hours to actually find settlements as it all looked the same, but eventually you find the nooks and cranneys and what you though was nothing turned into something. It was hard work though.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. IL DUCE

    Maybe completely overhaul the graphics esp character models, shooting mechanics, get some decent voice actors, make character and weapons more customizable, leave the cover system in but make it a lot better such as mass effect, and completely overhaul character animations since he looked like an idiot when walking while crouched, or should I say tip toe shuffling…also more interesting objectives and story lines would be a plus…basically everything from the last game pretty much sucked so don’t take anything “good” from that because basically nothing was besides the alternate paths and branching story like he said…

    #22 4 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    I did like a lot Alpha Protocol, it was like mass effect, i mean buggy as hell, with nice conversation wheel and storywise, and for me alpha protocol was mass effect on earth with spies, thats why i dont understand the hate torwards it, and the love torwards mass effect, both are good games that deserve our respect.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. mickyd96

    they have to make an alpha protocol 2 this is one of my favorite rpgs of all time because of how different and interesting the story is, this is the game I replay now and again whenever i’m bored and need a change from current game they have to make a sequel otherwise i’m gonna have to march down to the studio and make it myself :)

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DSB

    Alpha Protocol was just a terrible game through and through. The story was worse than the stuff you see on “24″, and the gameplay made the original Mass Effect look like a work of art.

    Please flush it twice.

    @20 I can only speak for myself, but even though Fallout 3 was less broken than New Vegas, I still don’t feel like ever going back to it. The story and the world were as dull as an Elder Scrolls game.

    For all the grief of playing New Vegas, it could’ve been truly amazing if it actually worked.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. ejams

    Funny that this pops up in the comments right as I go to put it in and try playing it again :) When I first got it from the bargain bin, I was expecting syphon filter for PS3 (for some reason…) but the gameplay quickly turned me off and I never turned back until now. It’s been staring at me from my shelf and I think it needs a re-try, if for no other reason than because I paid money for it.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Jerykk

    Not really sure why AP gets so much hate. Yes, the combat was pretty clunky and the cover system didn’t work very well. The minigames were stupid too. However, AP’s implementation of choice and consequence was excellent. Almost everything you do has some long-term impact and the game had tons of branching paths. Depending on your choices, certain characters could either be prominent parts of your story or just background characters. The dialogue system was really well-done as well. It actually require some thought, as you had to read your opponent’s personality and try to tell him/her what he/she wanted to hear. Far more interesting than simply choosing the blue/red options in Mass Effect. Also, the game actually had viable stealth gameplay where you could actually sneak past enemies. Compare this to ME, where cloaking is used only to make it easier to flank enemies and move from cover to cover.

    I played through AP with a stealth/melee build and it was highly enjoyable. I’d love to see a sequel, but I’m pretty sure it’s never going to happen because Sega owns the license.

    Also, Obsidian isn’t comprised of “leftover hacks” from Troika and Black Isle. Chris Avellone is widely considered to be the best RPG writer in the industry. His nickname of MCA (Master Chris Avellone) is well-deserved after his work on games like Planescape: Torment, Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas and Mask of the Betrayer.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @27

    “I’d love to see a sequel, but I’m pretty sure it’s never going to happen because Sega owns the license.”

    That and they specifically said no more Alpha Protocol.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    This is over a year old….

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Jerykk

    Just goes to show you the strong opinions that people have over AP. ;P

    #30 3 years ago

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    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]