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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“2K Games does not endorse or condone the comments made by @TheRednerGroup and confirm they no longer represent our products.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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    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    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 […]