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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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  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

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

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kojima Station show suspended

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

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

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