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Call of Duty vs Battlefield: Hirshberg, Intat go big over 2011 fight

Thursday, 2 June 2011 10:14 GMT By Johnny Cullen

As the war heats up between Call of Duty and Battlefield over both series’ 2011 iterations, execs from both Activision and EA have talked big games for their camps.

Speaking to MCV, EA Europe boss Jens Uwe Intat told the trade site that in terms of Battlefield overthrowing Call of Duty to the FPS crown, it’s an inevitability.

When asked about it, he said: “Certainly. The only question is when that day will be. And for me, the sooner the better.”

Needless to say, DICE’s eggs are in the basket for 2011 for EA. But you should probably watch for more other than just Battlefield for the future, according to Intat.

“It’s our champion this year, yes. But it is true that we have a few more in the genre, so we will see how many different franchises we will continue with in that space.”

But in terms of competition, Activision’s only focusing on getting to the finish line rather then worry elsewhere.

“Well, I think EA might talk about our games in the press more than we do. So, the first thing I say to them is ‘Thanks for the assistance in building awareness,” CEO of Publishing, Eric Hirshberg, told MCV.

“But when you think about it, we’ve had tough competition every year for Call of Duty. It’s never been easy. This is one of the most competitive genres in one of the most competitive industries. Last year we had Halo: Reach and Medal of Honor, and it’s not like they weren’t amazing developers gunning for the top of this mountain either.

“And it’s the same this year – Gears of War is back along with lots of other games.”

He continues: “So, of course, we take all the competition really seriously. But at the end of the day I really mean it when I say we are focusing on the finish line, not the competition. We are making the best game we can, and are throwing every resource, innovation and all the creativity we can at it. And hopefully that will maintain our position.”

Battlefield 3 launches this fall for PS3, 360 and PC. Modern Warfare 3 releases on the same platforms on November 8.

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28 Comments

  1. Shonak

    Yeah well, EA is obsessed with CoD.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Who gives a fuck about sales. Well i don’t.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. nofear360

    “We are making the best game we can, and are throwing every resource, innovation and all the creativity we can at it. And hopefully that will maintain our position.” LOL

    I really hope Battlefield 3 manages to make a serious dent in MW 3′s sales. Only that can force them to innovate more.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. viralshag

    Personally, I don’t think BF3 will actually make a dent in the MW3 sales, I think it will be more down to people just being tired with the COD/MW formula.

    I generally tend to buy both games because they both offer things I like. I am however seriously considering giving MW3 a miss as the run and gun isn’t as much fun as the open destructibility of BF.

    I also ended up owning BF:BC2 on the PS3, 360 and PC by the end of last year. This year I will be sticking to PC for the sexy looks (hopefully they will have fully integrated Xbox controller support) and the 360 version because I kinda hate playing MP on the PC. :P

    #4 4 years ago
  5. pukem0n

    people like us and every game journalist can say Battlefield ist 1000 times better

    still MW3 will sell loads more….sad indeed

    #5 4 years ago
  6. noherczeg

    Only matter of taste.

    If one likes CoD he’ll buy it, play it, for 1 year.
    If one likes BF it’s the same for him/her.

    Adverts modify formulas yeah, but not really much.

    The only thing that matters to me is what the boss said:

    “We are focusing on the finish line, not the competition. We are making the best game we can, and are throwing every resource, innovation and all the creativity we can at it.”

    #6 4 years ago
  7. OlderGamer

    CoD will continue to outsell everything else for a while. Its not about having a better, fresher, more inovating product. Its about giving people what they expect and think they want. Too many people go to the store to preorder/buy the new CoD games w/o even giving or even wanting to give anything else a try.

    They think that is all there is to play and that is all they will play.

    It is about a lot of things, but quality isn’t one of them.

    And CoD isn’t out right bad. It is a well done game. People enjoy it.

    The part that bothers me in the whole thing is that Acti is putting out too many CoD games. And EA is trying to promote every shooter they make as a CoD killer. Both of those things result in an oversaturated OMP FPS market.

    This is how franchises get killed off, beit Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, and maybe someday CoD/BF.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DSB

    I’ll be getting both as well. I don’t have high hopes for MW3, but based on MW2 I’m willing to give Infinity Ward the benefit of the doubt. BF3 can really only be better than BC2, especially with a lot more at stake this time, so that’s definitely worth checking out as well.

    @4 I strongly doubt it with regards to controls. You don’t want to play a PC shooter with a gamepad. It might work in singleplayer, but online you don’t stand a chance :P

    @7 It’s corporate catnip though. Fact is people are enjoying the games today – Nobody cares what they might think the day after tomorrow.

    With these numbers, it’s full speed ahead.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    What war?

    There is no war!

    BF is an ‘also ran’.

    CoD is the champion.

    Every year, we get the exact same crap from EA…

    Blah, blah, blah, we’re better than CoD! The end is nigh for them! Our game is the best! We’re number one! etc, etc, etc…

    Then we get a tiny minority, extremist bunch of CoD hating fanatics spouting crap in just about every CoD related story…

    ‘Yeah! It’s true! CoD will be finished! I hate Activision! They robbed the PC crowd! It’s the same game… No it’s worse! All CoD gamers are mindless sheep! Sales don’t matter! The charts don’t matter! [insert latest so-called 'CoD-killer' here] is the best game ever, and I will play it until my thumbs bleed! All my friends are leaving CoD! Blah, blah, blah… Blah, blah, blah…’

    Then every single time, the exact same thing happens.

    CoD smashes records and does what it does, while EA’s game fades into obscurity.

    Then we start getting gibberish quotes about the next so-called ‘CoD-killer’ to be released next year, and the process repeats itself.

    How boring…

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    And alot of this is on the internet media too. They feed key people set up questions to pick up quotes here and there. And they put together a piece like this one. It says nothing new, adds nothing of value, but stirs up the fans and gets hits.

    No ones fault really, just the nature of the beast.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @G1GAHURTZ, paranoia much?

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PP0ovsKhypk/S_s0UCh3Y2I/AAAAAAAAABI/hnW_qXnD4yY/s1600/dr-house-nueva-final.jpg

    – Sir, we can help you.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. StolenGlory

    @G1GAHURTZ

    I enjoy both games, but prefer Battlefield because it suits my playstyle.

    I would hardly call selling over 5 million copies fading into obscurity though; nowhere near CoD levels for sure, but not fading into obscurity.

    At the end of the day i’m not telling you something you don’t already know by saying different people, different tastes and all that jazz.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. viralshag

    @ DSB,

    That sounds like a challenge. A challenge I would be more than willing to participate in! :P

    Hit me up on Steam, PS3, or Live if you want… Same tag for all: Peacefish

    I was a console gamer before I became more of a PC gamer. Thumbs on sticks just comes more naturally to me than the mouse and keyboard. I have tried to get use to it for shooters but I just can’t get. I believe (in hope) that you can still be competitve on either, it’s just more down to what you’re use to.

    It does annoy me that BF seems to be one of the only shooters on the PC that doesn’t even offer it.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DSB

    @13 Sorry I do all my shootering on PC :P

    There were tests done some way back (I don’t recall which game) that tried to integrate PC and console lobbies, but the console gamers were pretty consistently getting their asses handed to them.

    More power to you for making the attempt, though.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. viralshag

    Chicken :D

    Haha only kidding. I don’t believe those tests for a second!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    I am in the same boat as viralshag, I favor PC, but can’t control a fps game with KB/Mouse to save my life.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    I have a personal preference for the BF series – BF2:MC was the first console shooter which really sucked me in to online gaming. I can see very much so why CoD is so popular though – and that’s because it’s a very good game which appeals to a broad range of people. As the iterations go by any change they make will hack off some and win over others – but a bit of series fatigue will start to settle in at some point.

    From a BF perspective I think they need to evolve a little to really actively take market share away from CoD. More game modes and specifically some smaller game modes. They already have a couple of big differentiators in the vehicles and the destruction – they need to make some more in-roads into the variety CoD offers though.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    I like battle field better because I like vehicles.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. StolenGlory

    @17

    I agree. I’ve always thought at the end of the day that the primary reason why CoD does so well, is down to how accessible it is.

    You don’t need a great team to go in and play and the game is extremely fast paced; two qualities that would appeal to a great deal of folk.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ManuOtaku

    #19 look this gen was the first time i did play multiplayer games including FPS, i was a FPS singleplayer gamer, and thats precisely why i dont like call of duty that much is way two fast for me, i dont find it accessible at all,i dont understand why some people say this game is pretty accesible for newcomers, when for me it wasnt, i did find more accesible Battlefield BCII, also for me is more lifelike in reality you dont go that way into the battlefield (not pun intended), i mean running and gunning, and i did play most of the first person shooters of this gen in multiplayer and for me the better ones are BBCII and Halo reach.

    The only call of duty game that i did enjoy and for me is the better of this gen is call of duty 2, i did like that game a lot, the rest (mw,mw2,blackops) are ok but i find them the same one after another, without any significant additions and/or innovations.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. FadeLive

    Battlefield >>>> Call of Duty

    But it is true that EA talks about it a lot lol. Battlefield isn’t going to beat Call of Duty as far as sales go in any near future either I think. The COD user base is gigantic.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    @20
    Accessible in terms of you can jump in to Free-for-all or TDM and you know what’s going on. Jump into BFBC2 or even classic conquest BF and it is a little confusing as to what the hell is going on. CoD games have also nailed the control scheme really nicely – aiming sensitivity, acceleration etc just feels natural. BF games aren’t bad per se but they don’t feel as tight as CoD.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Cozzy

    I’ll definitely be getting BF3 over MW3, personally because I prefer the BF multiplayer. I’ll get MW3 eventually though.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. JGaLaXY815

    I’ve been playing multiplayer FPS since the beginning, used to be a PC gamer dedicating countless hours to Counter-Strike and that was amazing for its time, but MW2 came along and I still believe its the best FPS of all time multiplayer wise…With BLOPS i really feel they took a step backwards with shittier graphics, more places for punk ass campers to hide, etc…

    COD still has the best control scheme but, if BF3 is offering the chance to blow up through walls where campers are hiding, delivering next-gen graphics, more fluidness with that FIFA engine… i’m not being biased but it cud be the next best thing, it has to match game modes of COD though, people love playing HQ, domincation, TDM, zombies even…ill hold my breath til E3, i expect all MP info to be leaked

    PS…I CANNOT stand paying 30$ for maps after inital 60$ dollar games, Activision is out of their f***ing minds, call me cheap but thats why im really leaning toward BF3

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @24
    FIFA engine? BF games since BFBC have used the Frostbite engine developed by DICE. BFBC = Frostbite 1.0, BF1943/BFBC2 = Frostbite 1.5 and BF3 = Frostbite 2. I’m guessing there is some collaboration between EA studios but BF is Frostbite.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DSB

    I actually didn’t find MW2 all that accessible, but that was mostly down to the weird weapon screens, and the fact that everybody else was better than me.

    I was absolute cannonfodder going in, and that was after playing Modern Warfare until the final unlock. It’s pretty much the only game where I’ve sucked so bad, but still kept playing until I got competitive.

    You still see a lot of people whining about things like killstreaks in MW2, which to me would seem that they don’t really know how to counter or avoid them.

    In terms of complexity, there are very few truly complex online shooters in my opinion. Vehicles may be a whole other discipline, but BC2 is hardly a sim. They’re all still hard to master, but that goes for any game.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. FadeLive

    @25

    They are using the FIFA animation engine and Frostbite for graphics in Battlefield 3.

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/03/02/battlefield-3-utilises-madden-fifa-tech/

    #27 4 years ago
  28. polygem

    if you love fps, and especially mp fps – both ip´s are a must. cod and bf are totally different. i enjoy them both. if i had to choose i´d pick bf i guess because to me it just makes online play feel more like a real battle… which is great. cod is a lot more competitive, arcadish…and that is great too. i´m addicted to this gameplay. i don´t know if bf will become a cod killer and i really don´t care. i just hope it will sell well so they make enough profit to continue the series.it will sell well. no need to worry here. cod/acti: awesome game but stop milking it too hard please. people will go gaming vegetarian if you don´t tread your cow well…and they will start to hate the farmer.

    #28 4 years ago

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    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]