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Riccitiello: EA ‘got Kotick’s goat’ with Battlefield 3 footage

Sunday, 12 June 2011 23:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Although he dismissed the seriousness of the Battlefield 3 versus Modern Warfare 3 rivalry last week, EA head John Riccitiello has risen to the challenge of comments from Activision boss Bobby Kotick.

“[E3 is] the beginning of the war and [Kotick] recognizes [Activision is] going to be threatened,” Riccitiello told Reuters.

“We’re going to have a clash of the titans this fall. The very fact that he’s trying to cast doubt on our game is a perfect example of how we got his goat.

“In terms of where this goes, we think our PS3 game is better than their Xbox game and our PC game is better than their PC game. If that’s all he’s got to say, it’s obviously going to evaporate as we launch all three. If you went to our press conference, you saw the PS3 footage and the Xbox footage.

“If Bobby thinks that is PC footage, he’s in real trouble.”

Kotick made an arguably disparaging comment last week about Battlefield 3′s chances on consoles, in which he suggested DICE had only shown PC footage so far.

Riccitiello has described the rivalry as “a bit of fun”.

In the EA corner, Battlefield 3 launches in late October, while on Activision’s side of the ring, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 drops in early November. Both games release on all three major platforms.

Thanks, CVG.

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31 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    “If Bobby thinks that is PC footage, he’s in real trouble.”

    I don’t get it. At the EA press conference i saw only PC version or some versions run simultaneously?

    Anyway, COD was done since Battlefield 1942 is on the market.
    For me as a player who started playing FPS games since 90th in terms of multiplayer Battlefield was always superior more or less in realistic warfare. It’s not just FPS. It’s the first fps that made vehicles with shooting right.

    Call Of duty is Call Of duty. Since CoD 2 they didn’t improved skill much. Only killstreaks and modern setting with few obvious ideas.

    I hope Battlefield 3 delivers and it will deliver.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    Ricitiello and Kotick are both being big babies about what should really just be business, but the PC comment from Kotick didn’t strike me as desperate trolling.

    It’s a daring move by EA to focus on the PC, and it probably won’t help them on the console front. Although I have no idea how they’re planning to market it.

    @1 I loved Battlefield 2 as well. It’s a shame they never managed to go anywhere from that.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Fin

    I’m going to buy both MW3 and BF3. Everyone’s a winner!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. GwynbleiddiuM

    @Erthazus, he meant the private session with press I think, cause I’m sure they only showed PC at the conference which live streamed. Can any VG247 guys elaborate on this part pretty please? :P

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    @3 Fuck yeah :)

    Proof of the pudding is in the tasting & BOTH these titles have me licking my chops…. mmmmh, come to papa baby nom nom ;)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Malmer

    @1. Both Troedsson and now Riccitiello has said that they showed console gameplay, they just didn’t tell what clips where from consoles. I guess it is mixed in with the PC-photage in one of the trailers. So considering that in a quick trailer it looks so good that you can’t tell which one is which I’d say we got a win for BF3.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    There are console footage all over the net for Battlefield 3 if you just look for it. Gamespot has some footage and it still looks fantastic.

    Kotick and Riccitiello just need stop and let the gamers decide which they prefer. Really I Hope that BC3 does directly compete with Call of duty so Activision can start looking into pumping new blood into the franchise because this yearly releases with the franchise is the opposite of what the industry should be doing which is innovation which COD has been lacking for a while now. They just copy and paste.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. SamaT

    I bet this whole situation is a “bit of fun” to him. Both games will sell well, so in the end there is no real loser. Which is how console wars are. In the end if the company has made profit and by large amounts, they could give two fucks about the actual quantity of the amount sold. But this guy here actual cares this time. Fun indeed.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Redh3lix

    I’m getting the PC version, but from what vids I’ve seen from the console version, there doesn’t seem to be a vast difference at all. They’ve done an excellent job with Frostbite 2.

    About time they updated COD’s engine?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Hybridpsycho

    @all who wonders about the Console footage.

    They did show it during the conference, they said it after that they had mixed the footage. Just that people didn’t notice the difference, cause all their versions were awesome.

    If you had watched a few interviews after you can’t have missed it. That’s why I lol’d when Kotick said that stupid statement a few days ago. One think he’d know.

    He’s scared shitless.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Bloodyghost

    Can someone link me to points where they showed the console footage of the demonstration montage?

    I saw the little snippets of PS3 footage like the Rendering and the one scene with the cars but besides that there was nothing.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. SamJ

    The rivalry only helps both games by shedding more light on them, to be honest.

    Random Joe sees all the press and thinks “well there’s got to be something there to make this worth all the buzz” and tries out one or both, where they originally would’ve bought neither. At least that’s probably what both marketing depts are hoping.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Redh3lix

    There are two scenes in the following video which are PS3 footage.

    Check platform bottom right:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V04PAXd0mw&feature=player_detailpage#t=45s

    Here’s screenshots of those scenes:

    http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/battlefield-3-ps3-in-game-scre/1220102

    Nice little analysis of the game:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YU_toUDTKc

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Redh3lix

    @11 – I suspect with PC being the lead platform from a development point of view, that you’ll see more console screenshots/videos over the coming months?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Christopher Jack

    @1, I’ve played much more realistic games than Battlefield 2 but they’re too simmy for most people’s tastes, nor did they have the brand power or support to compete with BF2 either.
    Personally, I thought BF2 reached that perfect point between simulator & arcade, the MP in CoD is purely arcade & I get enough of that from Halo.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s obvious that EA are going to focus on ‘mixing’ their dx11, high-end PC footage with console footage.

    One is pretty much always going to look better than the other, so I think it’s actually EA who are just worried because Kotick has highlighted the fact that they’re using one of the oldest marketing tricks in the book.

    On top of that, it’s clear that EA’s parasytic marketing campaign involves mentioning CoD/Activision at every possible opportunity in order to piggy back ride their way to selling a few extra copies.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    @16

    COD and BC are both in direct competition as far as their games go, so they have to mention it especially since they both share the same demographic so each are fighting for their franchises.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. jielunbb

    if you have interest in it , take action !!!!!
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    #18 4 years ago
  19. Christopher Jack

    @17, He’s just a CoD fanatic. There are a few similarities behind both games but they more or less end at both being modern-military First person shooters. Battlefield is pretty much a Battlefield game, CoD is much more simplistic, you just run & gun/knife =\ or hide & wait-but it’s pretty obvious that that’s exactly what the majority of gamers want, they don’t want to have to think & change strategies on the fly.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    As Cole Phelps would put it; ‘I think you’re being economical with the truth, Mr. Riccitiello.’

    Those few seconds of PS3 footage in no way count as “showing” the console versions. Sorry to say, but Kotick is right.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. triggerhappy686

    ^^^ LOLLOL, that was really funny. +1 to you :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. themadjock

    Riccitello look a bit like Rik Mayall in that picture

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    ^That pic looks shopped to me… It definitely doesnt seem normal.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. sg1974

    You dont need BF footage to see that COD is generic rubbish for ten year old boys using an out-of date engine

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DSB

    @19 Sounds like you haven’t played of a lot of CoD.

    What you do in Battlefield is exactly the same with the addition of a few packs to throw around, a syringe or a welding torch.

    In theory you might have people supporting eachother, but in reality that’s never the case. People want points just as much as any CoD player, they’re just able to get them without taking someone out. The idea that a bunch of strangers are somehow going to start participating in deeper tactics, simply because they’re playing a game with a certain brand is just retarded. There’s nothing in Battlefield to promote that, beyond throwing packs around, using syringes or welding torches, which is great for everyone, but certainly doesn’t constitute any sort of tactic beyond “Git dem pointz!”.

    With CoD I can safely say that there’s no way I can beat certain players using a certain approach, without deliberately changing my guns, perks and behaviour around the map. Learning to recognize their routines and playing styles so I can take them out is half the fun for me.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Christopher Jack

    @25, I can successfully manage tactics with random team mates in BF2, not so much in BFBC or BC2 but they’re a little different from the main series. In my experience of CoD, everyone’s a lone wolf out for the highest K/D ratio, in BF2 it’s more about being a team player to win the game, I’m not saying that every game in CoD & BF are like that, but the majority are.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. DSB

    @26 Well I haven’t played BF2 for years so I really can’t say. I do recall those epic charges where everybody grabbed vehicles and headed for the next control point.

    I do think it’s kind of silly to elevate an online first person shooter (shoot-er) to some kind of squad management game. Everybody’s out there with guns and grenades, everybody’s trying to get kills, either for points, or so they can take a point. It’s not a chess game, and it’s not a medic simulator.

    The way squad support is handled in BC2 is nothing short of the lowest common denominator, essentially allowing people to play poorly, rather than pay the price. Use as much ammo you like, we have packs. Take as much damage as you like, we have packs. Die as much as you like, you have three medics in your squad.

    I’d love to see someone introduce real objective based gameplay and actually make the effort to have people use tactics, but the general philosophy today is one of conveniencing people at all costs, and letting people do whatever they want is sadly the easiest way to convenience the majority.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Christopher Jack

    @27, I agree, the majority of the fratboy CoD players won’t buy a realistic shooter so what’s the point in making one? I guess the US military could release the one that’s using the Cryengine but I’m going to assume that it won’t focus too much on the combat.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DSB

    @28 Well, I think there’s an untapped audience out there. Being a strategy and shooter freak, I have to believe that. It just probably wouldn’t work on consoles, which is why nobody’s considering it.

    At the end of the day, you and anyone else can insult the CoD fanbase as much as you like, whatever floats your boat, but it won’t change the fact that a good K/D ratio takes significantly more effort, than throwing a pack at a friendly players feet and watching the points tick in.

    I don’t want to be the one to tell people what to play, both have pros and cons. It annoys me that you can play well in Bad Company 2 and still lose because the rest of the team “don’t get it”. The same thing can happen in Modern Warfare 2, but being a lone wolf and scoring a great match makes me feel that I’ve contributed significantly more than simply capping a control point, that nobody cares to defend once the points are awarded.

    And you do still have game modes like HQ or Domination where everybody’s forced to be on the same page, or score next to nothing.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Shonak

    Gosh, that EA faggot really gets me to think about buying MW3. I love Battlefield, but that bullshit he keeps talking is just ridiclous. Let MS and Sony flame each other, at least they know how to do it in a more entertaining way.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. fouzi fayaz

    take that bobby u prick

    #31 4 years ago

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  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]