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Eurogamer “blacklisted” by 2K, claims it’s “standard practice”

Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Eurogamer operations director Tom Bramwell has said the site has been “blacklisted” by 2K in a tweet related to last night’s Redner Group story.

Bramwell said: “I feel sorry for @TheRednerGroup today. We are blacklisted by @2KGames and it seems to be standard practice.”

Bramwell didn’t elaborate on what the move by 2K actually entails. Eurogamer reviewed DNF at 3/10.

It emerged last night that 2K has terminated a contract with The Redner Group, a PR agency, because founder Jim Redner threatened to blacklist journalists and outlets that gave Duke Nukem Forever a “venom- filled” review.

2K dropped the agency and made the following statement on Twitter:

“2K Games does not endorse or condone the comments made by @TheRednerGroup and confirm they no longer represent our products.

“We maintain a mutually respectful relationship with the press and will continue to do so. We don’t condone @TheRednerGroup’s actions at all.”

Disclosure: VG247 is a joint venture between myself and Eurogamer Network. We haven’t been blacklisted by 2K.

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39 Comments

  1. Suikoden Fan

    I actually rate Duke Nukem, it has its own flair and its just fresh unlike the yearly re hashed bullshit called COD

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Razor

    Sony should blacklist Eurogamer.

    They keep dredging up PSN hack stories.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. BillyBatts

    Blacklisting is a seriously archaic practice. PR bottom line; if you distribute a pony game to a journalist and they rightly slate it then you only have your damn self to blame.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    “We haven’t been blacklisted by 2K.”

    You have now! :-D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    I bloody hope not!

    *Switzerland*

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Robbins

    What does black listed mean

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mathare92

    Well this is farcical. So publications have no right to criticise games without the threat of being blacklisted? Poor show 2K. Poor show.

    Does the blacklisting entail access to interviews and previews, or only just review copies?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Telepathic.Geometry

    What does it mean to blacklist them though? Does it mean that in future they wouldn’t send them review copies of the game or that they wouldn’t give them press exclusives or invite them to press dos?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Pretty much, if I understand it correctly.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Freek

    First rule of Fightclub: you do not talk about Fightclub. Wich is why The Redner Group got fired.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    @8 – I don’t know for definite what’s happened here, but yeah, that’s basically it. No assets, no code, no invites, etc.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    So were they blacklisted by Redner or 2K? If the former then presumably that may have already been lifted?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Telepathic.Geometry

    Hmm, I imagine that if you were blacklisted, you’d have the freedom to release information quicker in some cases, if you were well connected enough.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. mathare92

    So no Mafia 3 review from John Teti, then? :(

    #14 4 years ago
  15. mathare92

    I’ll just re-post what Brian Crecente (Kotaku EIC) recently wrote on the matter:

    It’s an ugly, the ugliest part of this business. And while news reporting can sometimes spur it (I once had a executive of a company spend ten minutes shouting in my face and calling me names at a public venue because he was upset we reported on news, not rumors, but news that put his company in a bad light) it is game reviews that seem most contentious.

    That’s because with many companies, reviews can be directly connected to things like retailer orders and customer purchases. Sometimes they’re used to determine whether a game should get a sequel or a developer or PR firm a bonus. So enough bad reviews can lead to money out of someone’s pocket and that’s when things get contentious.

    No matter how passionate a team of developers are, no matter how mindful of their art form, their creation, at some point any big game is going to also have a person who sees the production of that game and its success as a matter purely of business, of counting beans and making money.

    Should a game that does well get raked over the coals of sloppy criticism and rushed reviews? Absolutely not. But that doesn’t mean that games should get a pass when a reviewer has played through the entirety of the title and found it lacking. That’s the whole point of reviews, they are an expression of critical opinion.

    Our job, as game critics, is not to help promote a game or make sure that it sells well. Our job, as critics, is to offer up opinion based on full knowledge of the entire game. That’s pretty straight forward. If a critic plays an entire game and hates it, he or she should say so. If he or she loves it, write that. End of story.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Ge0force

    There’s some nice humor in DNF but it’s nowhere as good as the original game. 3/10 is way too low, but everything above 6/10 would be too much.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. HairyArse

    We can’t even get whitelisted.

    :S

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    The flip side is that just like devs/publishers can churn out a bit of a dud game, the big gaming sites can churn out a bit of a dud review. They need to more tightly control the quality of their end product too. EG has had quite a few really bad reviews recently – I’m not contesting the score a reviewer comes up with it’s a personal opinion, but the method and content of the review has been shoddy. They lack information and tend to err too much on the side of trying to be funny/clever.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. StolenGlory

    The reasoning for the EG blacklist supposedly stems from something they said in a podcast a couple of weeks ago.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Talkar

    I don’t really see why people dislike DNF so much. But hey, we live in a free world, one is allowed to say that something is shit whilst another says it’s the best thing in the world, and they are both right, since it’s subjective what is right and wrong, concerning likes/dislikes.

    @OP
    Who did blacklist eurogamer? Depending on how i read this piece of news, i read it as 2K or Redner, i’m confused x)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. HairyArse

    Venatio – EG Community Manager – said 2K blacklisted them and not Redner.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. ReeceHeywood

    I got blacklisted by Sony for selling a copy of Killzone 2 before release date, even though the copy I had received I have bought and not from Sony.

    xD

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Telepathic.Geometry

    I agree DrDamn, EG’s podcasts and reviews often suffered from too much attempted hilarity. I generally don’t mind as long as it doesn’t interfere with the flow of precious information but they do often chase that joke harder than they discuss the facts. No biggie like, but I don’t want Fox News, I want the news.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Hunam

    I think I heard that podcast, I think they were basically make fun of duke nukem and basically said the game was going to be a massive failure anyway.

    Although I hasten to point out it was all in good fun. Just some classically british taking the piss.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. BloodyJoe

    Man that was the shitiest review I ever read! Seemd like he didn’t even play it! Did not read eurogamer since then!

    #25 4 years ago
  26. sb319

    Why on earth would a publisher do anything to help out a site that has proven itself time and again to be extraordinarily amateurish and unreliable in their reviews? Eurogamer seems to pride itself on being the harshest critic around, and it makes you wonder if they like videogames at all.

    Eurogamer writers are so clearly in love with the smell of their own farts that they feel compelled to be contrary at all times and trash great games that deserve better. Any idiot can find minutae to moan about in any great game, that’s no great skill.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. sb319

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Stardog

    2K are butthurt.

    There are tons of average games out there that constantly get 85+ reviews. They’re comparable to blockbuster movies that get shit reviews.

    When game journalism grows up, these games won’t have it so easy, and we’ll have many more butthurt publishers.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. GwynbleiddiuM

    I always liked Eurogamer and that doesn’t change anything, and being blacklisted doesn’t mean they can’t review those games, it only means they have to buy the game and will not receive a reviewer’s copy and early access to stuff that usually goes around and they wouldn’t be invited to press cofs… oh, wait, that’s pretty much it, Eurogamer should blacklist 2K in return, IMO.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. xino

    3/10?
    you must be farking with me! They deserve it!

    I mean all these farking people who keeps giving games below 5 are just taking a f*ing piss!

    This is the next gen and no games deserved to be rated under 5/10!
    I’ve played garabge games- Iron Man, Thor God of Thunder, Quantum Theory, Homefront. These games are 5/10 or 6 but does not deserve to be rated below 5.

    Rating games below 5 is putting your journalism and editorial skills to the test because you will not be taken seriously.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. rainer

    Blacklisting game journos/magazines/sites is an ancient practice that’s been going on since the beginnings of the industry.

    Such dirty laundry is rarely aired though, dont know why I guess some outfits are scared they will get blacklisted by other publishers if they do come forward.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. IL DUCE

    @23 Completely agree

    @26 yeah I know like giving RDR a friggin 8/10 last year when pretty much everyone else gave it above 9…and then turning around and giving something like Brink the same score…just doesn’t add up, Brink was decent and I was really looking forward to it but even forgiving the horrid online connectivity the first week or two, it still wouldn’t be an 8…

    @29 they could also just rent the game…not to mention I don’t think 2k would really care if EG blacklisted them since it would be one less shitty review score

    @30 did you play Rogue Warrior or Shellshock 2? And iron man, thor and quantum theory probably deserve under 5 (pretty much any Sega game based on a Marvel movie blows horribly), homefront I would give a solid 6 the multi was pretty much a poor man’s CoD/BF hybrid…but was enjoyable, SP was completely forgettable though

    #32 4 years ago
  33. DSB

    @32 So people are supposed to score according to everybody else? Bullshit, man.

    I would’ve given Red Dead Redemption an 8 myself. It was a cool game and all, but beyond the “old west” mechanics, the cool setting, and the Rockstar brand stamped onto it, it really wasn’t that impressive for a game with such a long development time.

    You can’t judge a review by the score, you can only judge it by how well the writer backs it up in his own words.

    Generally, if I’m looking at buying a game, I’m a lot more interested in what the guy who gives it the “standout” score sees, that the others don’t.

    Not that you can’t judge zines and their writers, you just need a better reason for it than “This guy gave it an 8, when everybody else gave it 9″ :P

    Personally I think the epitome of Eurogamer mediocrity is their review of Braid. That sort of thing should never be allowed past an editor, without at least one counter-review.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Johnny Cullen

    I didn’t like Red Dead Redemption. I tried, I really, really tried to – and for what it is, it’s a well done game – but I just couldn’t.

    2/10. (come at me, Rockstar. don’t come at me, Rockstar)

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Mr Tom

    #30:

    Canttellifserious.jpg

    I pray you’re not being serious anyway.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. AHA-Lambda

    @34 – i completely agree with you actually. Possibly the most overrated game i have ever played….either that or ico

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Mike

    Did Crecente go to the university of stating the bleeding obvious?

    #37 4 years ago
  38. DSB

    @37 Was there ever any doubt?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. IL DUCE

    What are you smoking Johnny? Lol…did you play the game for more than 10 minutes? Because if you gave that game a 2 you haven’t played the whole game…especially since the ending alone would give it a 5/10…epic shit man…

    @33 I’m not saying they need to review based on what other people review, or give similar scores, I’m just saying it was random and a mediocre review…

    People have the right to not like any game they want but in my opinion RDR was an unbelievable game, while it might have had a couple of boring parts here and there, and might have dragged along a bit sometimes I just thought it was professionally done and extremely high quality, some of the highest quality I’ve seen in a game…

    #39 4 years ago

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    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]