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Decision to pull Crysis 2 from Steam was not made by EA

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:23 GMT By Staff

EA has responded to an earlier report stating it pulled Crysis 2 from Valve’s Steam service, and according to a company representative, the game was pulled as a result of Steam’s policies, not due to a decision made by EA.

“It’s unfortunate that Steam has removed Crysis 2 from their service,” the EA rep told GameFront. “This was not an EA decision or the result of any action by EA.

“Steam has imposed a set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service – many of which are not imposed by other online game services. Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam.

“Crysis 2 continues to be available on several other download services including GameStop, Amazon, Origin.com and more.”

Kotaku reported earlier today that Crysis 2 was sporting an “Only on Origin” label, suggesting EA was restricting the bestseller to its newly-announced Origin distribution service.

Like the EA representative’s statement confirmed, the game is currently still available digitally via Direct2Drive, Amazon, Gamersgate, and Impulse. It is not known at this time if the “agreement” with “another digital download service” was in fact EA’s new Origin platform or not.

Alice: Madness Returns is likewise available from multiple digital services – but not Steam. Battlefield 3, EA’s next major PC title, is also not available for pre-order through Steam.

A number of other EA titles are still up on Valve’s platform, including both Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Need for Speed and Bulletstorm.

[Story by Brenna Hillier, contributed by Stephany Nunneley]

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54 Comments

  1. CaptPierce

    EA, there’s bold, and then there’s blasting both your kneecaps off with a SPAS-12. I’d at least keep a few games on the service, considering how popular it’s turned out.

    Just wait and see I suppose.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Well I know a lot of people that will be getting Battlefield for the PC and not getting off of steam won’t stop them. EA Origin is not horrible and its not intrusive. I am fine with this and by no means a Steam fanatic.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Grimrita

    I was wondering how long this would take EA. IF I purchase BF3, I dont expect to be using ‘Origin’ to play it on, if I have to, they can stick it up their arse.

    I simply do not want yet ANOTHER DD service clogging up my PC to play a limited number of games. I dont use Steam to play Bad Company 2( like and idiot, I bought it – a boxed copy).

    #3 4 years ago
  4. JRNO

    I made the mistake of using EA Downloader to purchase Battlefield 2: Special Forces back when it was released and I sure won’t make that mistake again.
    If they don’t plan on releasing Battlefield 3 on Steam, I probably won’t be picking the game up since my DVD drive doesn’t work.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. galaxy366

    Is still love Steam. Much better :D!!!

    btw, what happens if you own the C2 steam version? Does it simple disappear? Because it has been removed from the steam service…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Sorvin

    Awww crap… I want to have all my games on Steam (call me a Steam fanatic or something but I prefer having all my games in one place).

    This really sucks that EA is going in this direction, it’s strange though that if EA knew they were gonna start Origin, why did they just put up all those Sims games on Steam??

    Getting worried what this means for Battlefield 3 :/

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    @5, They can’t remove it after you have already purchased it.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. endgame

    the current version of Origin is bad. why? because it crashes your games (battlefield bad company 2) and it doesn’t have an auto-update feature. the interface could use some improvement and they could allow u to use your own avatar.

    oh and one more thing, u can’t buy stuff unless u live in US or Canada. epic fail EA!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. kumaCannon

    I don’t know call me fanatical but my reason for not using Origin goes beyond I just don’t like the program. Why would I want EA to get a distribution foot hold into the game industry?

    Isn’t this the same company that turned Dragon age 2 into a long DLC ploy; didn’t EA just finish carving up BF3 with DLC and pre-orders giving special guns to people who pre purchase the game from various places? Why would I want a company that treats their customers and products in that manner being successful at online PC gaming retail.

    I mean I am not against them selling their products where they want; I just don’t see myself buying from Origin when I don’t trust their business tactics.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. El_MUERkO

    Crysis 2 sucked donkey balls and it’s multiplayer is rammed with cheaters so taking it off Steam is like a public service.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    good thing i already have my steam copy then =s

    This is unbelievably stupid on EA’s part, to cut your nose to spite your face really. If it is not on steam i aint buying EA so better take note -_-

    If they pull this shit with BF3 i’m just getting it on PS3

    #11 4 years ago
  12. deadstoned

    EA just totally crossed the line, FU EA! Lost my loyalty again!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Talkar

    Awesome EA!
    Valve has really been shitting on the customers lately, hope that this will give them a wakeup call, especially when BF3 is released.

    @9
    I just bought Alice: Madness Returns, and i live in Denmark.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. AHA-Lambda

    @14 – notsureifserious.jpg

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Talkar

    @15
    I am serious. Valve really doesn’t care about their costumers, atleast not those who bought Section 8 and/or Witcher 2.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. endgame

    @14 but how did u pay? if I want to use a credit card I can only choose US or Canada in the country field. and 2nd question: in what currency can u see prices?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DSB

    Seems like a pretty unneccesary provocation. Surely Crysis 2 has sold most of what it’s gonna sell. And if anything, it’s an example of what happens when you scoff at something like Steamworks in favour of a ridiculously poor service like Gamespy.

    Origin is alright, but it’s quite obviously still a young client. Some of the design elements are just plain stupid, like fold-out boxes that cover the page count.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Hunam

    Origin is just the old EADM stuff. It’s come a long way buy it’s still not steam.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Schindet Nemo

    Their € prices are fucking ridiculous. 35£ = 50€? Screw you EA.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. endgame

    how do I switch to euro prices?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Schindet Nemo

    @21
    Look at the bottom. There’s a little flag besides an EA logo.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Talkar

    @17
    I paid with my Visa. The currency is shown in DKr for my (the currency in my country, the danish crown). I didn’t need to choose it, it just worked.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Lounds

    EA = Corporate hogs

    Why do this, all there titles on PC will sell atlest 30% less now, they’re Idiots.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DuckOfDestiny

    Ah well, guess that just means EA won’t be getting my money. C’mon EA, I know you want it, and I really want to give it to you, do we really have to play these games?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Artheval_Pe

    Damnit, EA. My friends are on Steam, not on Origin. I can’t chat with my friends, I can’t invite them to play on Origin.

    So either Origin becomes compatible with the Steam Community, or I won’t buy games on that platform.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    No Steam, no sale. Period.

    Buying it on xb360 doesn’t exactly send them the msg I want to send. So I guess I will have to think about what to do next.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. DSB

    I could see it working out for EA if they didn’t exclude Steam.

    The titles they sell on Origin will cut out the middleman, allow them to do special deals to undercut the competition, and that’ll work. But completely eleminating the biggest, and arguably most competent online retailer on the planet really can’t be that great for business.

    I think it’s slightly arrogant to think that people want all these clients. I don’t buy anything on Impulse if I can get it on Steam, even if it comes with a difference in price of 5-10 dollars.

    I have no interest inconveniencing myself for that ammount.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @28

    EA has been cutting them out of the loop for the longest time. All EA’s games, they wait until the last moment to put it on Steam. Then the Steam version doesn’t get the same amount of content as the EA store, D2D version. Not sure how anyone didn’t see this coming. I saw it coming eventually when Dragon Age was released.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DSB

    @29 You’re right, but most of their biggest launches in the digital delivery age were on there, with the exception of The Sims, which probably had a lot to do with the intended audience.

    I think it would be easier to sell a game, than a game that comes with a mandatory client, even if others have already done the same thing with Steam. A PC isn’t a console, we generally like having options. I don’t think Origin is doomed, but some for some people, the option not to use Origin will be the one they choose.

    I think they’re on the wrong path trying to become a “publisher island” in the industry that does everything in-house, and just expects everybody to support their monopoly.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Lounds

    This will cost EA more money, Activision don’t have a problem with steam, although COD:BO didn’t incorporate steam friends ¬¬. End of day they’re shooting themselfs in the foot, PC community loves steam, why take them away, Steam and activision will make more money.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Bloodyghost

    EA is dead stupid. They run EA Partners with Valve too!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @30

    Whether buyer wants the PC version from d2d or whomever it will still go through origin. You buy it from the shelf it will still go through Origin. SO if you want the PC version of EA games you will have to get origin if not than get the console version. Not a lot of options.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Xuchilbara

    What an idiot thing to do, why not do this AFTER BF3 is released, that way you dont lose sales on your biggest launch in history?

    #33 4 years ago
  34. DSB

    @33 I was implying that they’d pass on the game entirely. EA makes a lot of great games, but they’re not the only show in town.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. endgame

    @22 but I have no EA logo at the bottom! :(

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Phoenixblight

    @35
    Of course not but they are the only publisher that offers the most games I would say 80% of my game are through them not that I am a fan boy but it just so happens they offer games I like.

    There has to be a reason why they are denying steam and not other Digital retailers maybe they take too much of the cut of the profits I am not sure.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Lounds

    CUNTS!

    #37 4 years ago
  38. IL DUCE

    I’m not a PC gamer but what happens with games like Portal 2, made by Valve but published by EA? And will this signal an end to future endeavors with EA publishing Valve games? Unless I’m just thinking this would fracture the relationship a lot more than it truly will…

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Grimrita

    If you read the between the lines, EA’s decision to put Crysis on Origins IS the reason why it was pulled from Steam.

    ‘Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam.’

    Other download service – Origins.

    Everything was fine until Origins showed up, with Crysis sitting on other DD services as well. So something stinks from EA’s end.

    The waters are about to become very choppy over the next few months. Can EA afford to lose the worlds biggest PC DD platform? I doubt it…

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Hunam

    So are steam kicking out games that autoinstall another client?

    #40 4 years ago
  41. LOLshock94

    isnt this steams fault?

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Grimrita

    EA blame Steams terms and conditions but dont actually point to which part. Steam works well with other publishers who also have their products on other DD services – so what makes EA/Crysis 2 so special?

    Who knows but a PR bullshit press release from EA isnt going to help matters.

    But it throws up other questions. Do I have to install Origins to play Battlefield 3 online? Or will it play straight out the box?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Dralen

    This is so funny. If anything this will just cause PC users to turn away from their service. If EA knows what’s good for them they will stop this madness now.

    I’m not all that bothered myself, I just prefer to stick to one download service, which is why I don’t use Origin. I’ve got too many games on Steam to change now.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Medevila

    TFA says “Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam.”

    Also BF3 is still going to be on Steam.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DarkElfa

    As a steam user and Crysis 2 owner, I’m worried what this will mean for DLC and updates on Steam where the title is concerned.

    Also, I was planning on buying BF3 on Steam but now I’m really having to debate that strategy.
    the sad part is, EA figures that while we could vote with our wallets and force them back to Steam, most won’t because they need their drugs.

    Also @#44, what makes you think its still going to be on Steam?

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Old MacDonald

    Didn’t anyone read the article?

    The game was not pulled from Steam, it was kicked off by Valve.

    At least that’s what EA are claiming, and it’s not something they’d lie about considering how important Steam currently is for their business on the PC (regardless of their plans with Origin).

    #46 4 years ago
  47. DSB

    @46 Read between the lines, chief.

    There are plenty of games on Steam that also feature on Impulse, so what client-related infraction do you reckon could lead to a sudden breach of contract?

    Here’s a hint: Origin launched close to a week ago.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Joe_Gamer

    The whole article is about how Steam took Crysis 2 down, NOT EA, yet I see all these ignorant fucks blaming EA? Reading comprehension is like common sense I guess, so rare it’s a god damn super power.

    I’m as quick as anyone to jump on EA’s ass for being greedy fucks, but in this case it seems that Valve/Steam are the greedy bitches. I sure would like to read that “set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service” for myself.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. DSB

    @48 Actually EA are saying they weren’t the ones to directly pull the game from the store. They in no way claim that they aren’t ultimately responsible.

    Reading comprehension doesn’t do a lot, if you’re mindnumbingly naive while reading the words of a PR rep.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. ruckus

    Article has been updated from an earlier one today which did not state anything about Steam removing the game.
    Since the change the original comments look out of context (since the original article pointed to EA removing the game from Steam).

    #50 4 years ago
  51. xxJPRACERxx

    Lot of stupid haters here. Origin is 100 time better than Steam, want to know why? Because you only use it to purchase/download your game. After that you can close the client and play your game without having to start the client ever again.

    Steam is “ok” but I hate the fact that to play the game you must start the client app.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. darksied

    @51

    LoL, you’ll get a lot of bad replies for that :) But I’m with you. I won’t go so far as to say the steam client is THAT bad, because it has a LOT of upside. But like you, I like having the game activate ONCE, then being able to close the client and never having it open again unless I need it (offline or online, doesn’t matter; you don’t need to open the program again after you activate once). The EA download manager (Origin, whatever) has been my favorite so far.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. darksied

    @8 (replying a bit late, but whatever)

    I don’t know what you mean here. How can the client crash the game? They’re completely separate. If anyone else is having problems with Origin playing a game, then guess what …? Turn the program off. You don’t need it running in the background to play ANY game, even if it’s an online shooter. Start your task manager, close everything related to origin and EA, then play the game. If it still crashes, it’s the GAME, not the Origin client.

    @9
    “I mean I am not against them selling their products where they want; I just don’t see myself buying from Origin when I don’t trust their business tactics.”

    This is a false argument. You’re using a weak argument to justify your not liking them. You say you don’t like their business tactics because they put pre-order stuff in BF3? “Carving up BF3?” First, the stuff is free. Second, EVERY ONE ELSE DOES THIS. Even Valve, in some ways (ps3 version of portal 2 had a FREE PC copy; did xbox 360 people complain? not NEARLY as much as BF3 “fans”). Every big name title now is going to do this, to some extent. There’s no getting around it. It’s not ruining the game, so we shouldn’t really complain. Now, if it turns out that the stuff they release DOES really unbalance the game, then you can complain and they’ll get those balanced so they’re normal. But I don’t see this happening.

    P.S. I’m tired of people blaming EA for Dragon Age 2. While I would like to agree with everyone and say EA sucks because of that, at the end of the day you have to realize that EA is the publisher, Bioware is the developer. Bioware made the game, EA did not. If the game sucks, it’s because Bioware didn’t do a good job. All this “EA forced them to release it early,” “EA made them release a half-finished game,” and all of that is complete crap (and whoever says it knows it, but you like arguing). If EA forced them to release it early, then the game would be actually broken (there’s not many bugs in the game) and would be missing graphics, and be a 10 hour game. It’s in fact a 40 hour game, and there’s people out there who still think it’s awesome and better than the first, in fact (not me, but I can understand).

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Tenebrous

    #51, #52 – You can still run (most of) the games outside of steam. Just find the EXE in the steamapps folder (on a PC at least).

    #54 4 years ago

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    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

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

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

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

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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