Sections

New Battlefield 3 multiplayer trailer goes epic – watch

Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:17 GMT By Johnny Cullen

As if you needed any more Battlefield 3 in your boring life, EA’s released a short, minute-long video of the multiplayer.

No doubt this is to combat the still amazing-looking alpha footage that got out this morning.

It’s a BF3 winday. So therefore, it’s a win-win. We win. You win. We all win. Check it out below.

The DICE super-shooter launches in October for PS3, 360 and PC. The open beta starts in September.

Latest

  • Finally, we get a look at Necropolis in action – video

    No longer content with releasing only gifs of Necropolis, Harebrained Schemes has decided to provide a short video. The upcoming third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated levels is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime next year, with a possible console release as well. If you made to PAX East despite the weather, don’t forget […]

  • Super Dungeon Bros will be one of the first cross-play titles for Xbox One, Windows 10

    Another cross-device multiplayer game for Windows 10 and Xbox One has been announced, and it’s Super Dungeon Bros – a “rock-themed, co-op dungeon brawler” from React Games. Super Dungeon Bros tasks four “bros” with raiding underground crypts built by the gods through an ever-changing layout. There, they will be up against “dangerous foes, deadly obstacles, […]

  • Pre-ordering State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition in US nets an in-game knife

    Those who pre-order the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will net a bonus, according to Undead Labs. Select retailers in the US will offer the following knives as in-game pre-order bonus content: GameStop -  The Avalonian :  A true work of art, taken off the body of a fantasy enthusiast whose excitement at having […]

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon World gameplay teaser video released

    Today, Atari has provided a look at gameplay for Rollercoaster Tycoon World. Set for release during the first part of this year, the game allows players to build their own rides and which can be shared with other players. It will also feature four-player co-op.

  • One Heist challenge in GTA Online pays out $10 million in cash

    GTA Online’s new Heists content was previewed by various outlets at GDC 2015 this week, and according to hands-on with the free upcoming content, there’s over 20 hours worth of things to do and quite a bit of money to gain. Oh, and a VTOL Hydra jet too. According to a really informative piece from […]

  • Activision Blizzard makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list

    For the first time, Activision Blizzard has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2015. The survey conducted by Fortune found the company “ranked highly with its employees” which felt the atmosphere was friendly and place in which they could “be themselves.” “We have always considered Activision Blizzard to be […]

  • Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend nets players special monster skin

    A Evolve community event is taking place this weekend, and participants will receive a special skin for Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith. Dubbed the Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend, it’s the first in a series of upcoming online community challenges and events taking place over the coming months. Those who log-in starting today at 9pm PST […]

  • This video teases contents of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3

    A teaser video and images for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3 have been posted by Capcom. The assets can be considered potential spoilers, so just be aware of that before having a look. The game’s Season Pass costs $20, and the disc version releases March 17 in North America and on March 20 […]

  • GTA Online Heists teaser video is extremely short

    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

74 Comments

  1. DarkElfa

    This will be a game purchase, no if’s, and’s or but’s.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Fucking wicked. I’m so there.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    Indeed – me also!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    I’m not going to say anything great on BF3 anymore because I’ve run out of stuff, so I’m just going to mumble sounds now.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    You’ll have to improve your aim first, Pat.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Pew pew.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    I think I just orgasmed brb… XD

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DSB

    Geeze, those lighting effects are seriously off the chain.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Yoshi

    DICE just announced the menu theme to Battlefield 3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY

    #9 4 years ago
  10. themadjock

    Oh yeah, I’m curious as to what will happen though in a built up area if frostbite 2.0 allows for better physics and destruction. How will it stop you from blowing a hole in a patisserie window and going instead a non mapped building, will there just be the usual invisible just too high to jump over barrier…

    I guess it needs some limits somewhere

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    What platform’s everyone doing? I’m sure I’ll play on console, but I’m pretty keen to play on PC this time.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    Ohhh Patrick… such a silly question, PC of course :) *pat pat*

    #12 4 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    I think there’s one thing that this sort of reaction proves.

    People who say that gaming visuals have reached a plateau and that they can’t improve that much need to think again.

    Improving visuals still have a huge part to play in pushing the games industry forward.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    I’ll stick with 360 unless I get a new laptop, I think.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. viralshag

    Glluuur! Fsstdid rrrr r bbblluusrrm dmds!

    Yep, Like I thought, I can’t describe how excited I am.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Johnny Cullen

    There’s no real choice for me. Unless it’s picking which console I’m playing it on. In which case, I’m double-dipping.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. themadjock

    @11 – On PS3 for friend list and sofa pwnage. Only have a alienware m11x laptop and no room to build a gaming rig. Do fancy it though as I’m sure this will look best on PC.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    Son Of The Mother Duck…

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    I have an idea… lets rent VG247 server for the PC :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Maximum Payne

    @18 You love RWJ ? :)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt

    PC and 360 for me, prolly.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    @19 – That could happen. I’m in discussions to sort out a free deal for servers now.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Deacon

    PS3 here. All by myself by the sound of it!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    Playing TF2 on the VG247 server now, if anyone fancies it.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’ll go with the better console version (if there is one).

    #25 4 years ago
  26. reask

    Maybe PS3.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/comment/9/2011/07/41831efe6aeffacffbd41e97ffced19a/original.jpg

    Mission overview.

    Sexy area for tactics. After 50 level i will probably going to go for the clan.
    each area have it’s own pretty places :3 mhmmm…

    #27 4 years ago
  28. monu-mental

    PS3 for me, Kotaku’s saying the PS3 version is, at first glance, “every bit as impressive as the PC’s”.

    PS3 all the day.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Johnny Cullen

    Oooooh *shivers*

    #29 4 years ago
  30. monu-mental

    Link: http://kotaku.com/5823213/ive-seen-battlefield-3-on-ps3-its-spectacular/gallery/1

    #30 4 years ago
  31. StolenGlory

    I’ll be playing on 360 and PC since I have two, distinct and different circle of friends who either play online games exclusively on the 360 or exclusively on the PC.

    Regardless of the platform, it’ll still be a whole lotta fun :)

    #31 4 years ago
  32. StolenGlory

    @22

    Vg247 server for BF3 you say?

    I’M FUCKING THERE SON.

    :)

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Noodlemanny

    I’ll probably end up getting this on my 360 but then also my pc, just simply to oggle at it.
    I’m thinking I might actually get a brand new desktop just so I can run this on a good setting. But then also my current pc is definitely feeling the strain and isn’t up for the new powerful games any more. Its starting to get that slow boot up and is looking a tiny bit sickly. All I need to do is find a spare £1000 quid just lying around… yeah, good luck with that…

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    @30, aha, Kotaku just didn’t mentioned that PS3 version will have only 24 players per map and Pc version is up to 64 players per map

    and maps on the PC will be bigger.

    and if someone really is interested in Ps3 version you can look at the Fallon’s show and it’s not even close to PC version.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Phoenixblight

    @34

    Better Graphics =/= Better Game.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    @35, exactly. thats why PC version will have solid 60 fps, 64 players and bigger maps. ;)

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Grimrita

    @11 – only one place…the PC and still no ‘proper’ multiplayer stuff. its all snap shots. I want to make sure it didnt win the E3 award for the ‘worst hit boxes in an fps’ like BC 2 did

    #37 4 years ago
  38. StolenGlory

    @34

    Erth, at no point have I ever disagreed with the obvious fact that the PC version will be the best version; I was just saying that I have friends who aren’t PC gamers but own 360′s and want to play BF3 with me – hence why I am buying both the PC and 360 SKU’s.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. polygem

    hyped. for good…

    …and i will get the 360 version well knowing that the pc version will look much better (if you got the R I G). anyway. mp games are enjoyed much more on xbl. you gotta love the entertainer skills of the kids these days.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Kuwabara

    Style but no substance or the other way around. I dont know why but i didnt get excited one bit while watching this trailer. Not even a heartbeat extra for anticipation. Resistance 3 had more of an impact than this, which is a shame

    #40 4 years ago
  41. StolenGlory

    “Style but no substance or the other way around.”

    So… which is it?

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Yoshi

    How on earth do you get a deal for free servers Pat XD

    #42 4 years ago
  43. DSB

    @40 The guns look like they feel as sloppy as they did in BC2, but they still aren’t showing a lot of the real meat and bones, like suppression, tankbattles or the jets.

    That said, I’ve never seen lighting like that in a game. Even though the muzzle flashes are greatly exagerated, the way they light up the wall next to them pretty much looks real.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Agree with #38.

    Honestly, I can see myself buying two versions as well. Console version for playing with console friends, and PC version to drool over the visuals and justify my $400 graphics card…lol.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Erthazus

    Guns look sloppy? Lolwut? Thats exactly how was and will be in Battlefield games since Battlefield 1942 and it will stay that way because it is perfect. Who disagree just don’t like the game and it’s ok.

    It’s not a CoD style.

    Half-Life 2|Counter-Strike guns don’t have ironsights or weight, but shooting enemy is more satisfying then in any Call Of Duty game period.

    Every game has it’s own feel, controls and guns weight and Battlefield nailed perfect system for it’s game and won’t change that in the near future.

    also, it’s personal opinion but shooting with Pistol in BF games since first Bad Company is the best thing ever. (or Half-Life 2′s revolver :D.)

    @Stolenglory, i’m sorry… my comment was not to you, but for monu-mental :D.
    I’m sorry.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Cozzy

    ^^^ I agree

    #46 4 years ago
  47. DSB

    @45 The bigger guns did work somewhat that way in BF1942, but that certainly wasn’t the case in BF2.

    It looks like you’re controlling a 60 year old pensioner who’s having a hard time handling the “massive” 5,56mm calibre.

    Not even the AK’s in BF2 flew around that much.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Len

    Can someon/anyone confirm if you buy a copy of MOH Ltd Ed do you get access to this alpha or is it just definitive access to the ‘open’ beta in Sept?

    My finger is hovering over the order button for a cheap copy of it… ;o)

    p.s. PC all the way, it just has to be. :)

    #48 4 years ago
  49. YoungZer0

    @45:

    “Half-Life 2|Counter-Strike guns don’t have ironsights or weight, but shooting enemy is more satisfying then in any Call Of Duty game period.”

    No, just no. The shooting in Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2 is everything but satisfying. Period.

    “Every game has it’s own feel, controls and guns weight and Battlefield nailed perfect system for it’s game and won’t change that in the near future.”

    So you’ve played the game already or are you just spouting your usual I-know-everything-even-if-not-true-bullshit? Because it looks quite different from what i have played in Bad Company 2 and especially Battlefield 2.

    Anyway.

    Am i the only one who really doesn’t care about 64 Players? The best matches i ever had in Bad Company 2 were with 24 Players Max. The battles were more personal. The players usually much better. There was more tactic involved. Either they do it in a similar way MAG did or it’s gonna be complete and utter Chaos.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Erthazus

    @49, “No, just no. The shooting in Counter-Strike and Half-Life 2 is everything but satisfying. Period.”

    your opinion only and stick it to your ass.
    If Counter-strike shooting was not satisfying it wouldn’t be a popular cybersport game.
    So you are wrong, it depends on a taste in which for ME. You hear? For Me. I’m very satified with HF2|Cs shooting and Valve won’t change that because it is perfect.

    “So you’ve played the game already or are you just spouting your usual I-know-everything-even-if-not-true-bullshit? Because it looks quite different from what i have played in Bad Company 2 and especially Battlefield 2.”

    where i said that it looks like Battlefield:Bad company 2? Just where i said the sentence “it looks like Bad company 2″? :D

    Go better improve your Russian skills. bwahaha

    “Am i the only one who really doesn’t care about 64 Players?”

    you are the only one with some console fanboys. 64 players was a huge Battlefield 2 feature and it’s going to be popular again.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. DSB

    It’s ridiculous to start comparing 10 year old games to modern ones. In its time Counter-Strike was absolutely awesome, and I’m sure it still is to a lot of people. The thing that makes it relevant is DICE saying they’re going back to basics, while essentially keeping a lot of their most modern quirks.

    I’m hoping theres more to it than that, but the actual gameplay in those videos looks pretty mediocre.

    Numbers generally don’t matter, it’s just how you use them. For a game like Battlefield though, if you have 24 players going against eachother, then manning two vehicles (gunner/driver) means you’re essentially down a third of your force.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. YoungZer0

    @50: Counter-Strike was popular when it was released. People who loved it back then still play it. But newcomers … well, guess what they say about the shooting? Exactly. Unsatisfying.

    “your opinion only and stick it to your ass.”

    Lol, so your comments are based on facts and not your stupid opinion? Practice what you preach.

    “If Counter-strike shooting was not satisfying it wouldn’t be a popular cybersport game.
    So you are wrong, it depends on a taste in which for ME. You hear? For Me. I’m very satified with HF2|Cs shooting and Valve won’t change that because it is perfect.”

    So it’s your opinion, but since your english is so bad, you write it as a fact. This was mentioned before: Better write “IMO” at the end of every sentence you make.

    “where i said that it looks like Battlefield:Bad company 2? Just where i said the sentence “it looks like Bad company 2″? :D”

    Again, you need to work on your english. Absolutely didn’t understand a thing i said.

    “you are the only one with some console fanboys. 64 players was a huge Battlefield 2 feature and it’s going to be popular again.”

    PC is my favorite gaming platform, but with people like you around, i can’t help but feel ashamed.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. UuBuU

    Looks good. But the big questions are…

    Will it be ruined by balancing issues like BC2?

    Will it have a lame rank/unlock system which effectively dangles a carrot in front of the player and makes them play for themselves rather than as a team?

    Will it be friendly towards competitive clan gameplay?

    Will it allow server admins to run their own rules, like disabling certain weapons?

    Online FPS gaming died for me in the early/mid 2000s. All i’m seeing here is a load of fancy visuals and cool sound effects… Will it improve upon the massive flaws of recent FPS games and restore the genre to it’s former glory? I’m not convinced.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. DSB

    I think they went pretty far to make the levelling system as demoralising as possible in BC2. It was a pretty awful grind. Not unlike BF2, but you’d expect them to improve since then.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. polygem

    i don´t care about 64 players as well – seriously…i think 24 is perfect. if it gets too crowded it can get annoying sometimes – and no i don´t suck at bc2. i played some bc 2 again today and i had a match with only 8 vs 8 i believe it was…awesome and intense. there´s room for tactic and team play in these scenarios with just 2 squads in your team. was a great game not a death/spawn and repeat thing. i only died once. match was about 30 minutes long. i love that about bf. 24 max is just right…

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Maximum Payne

    @55 Well difference is maps are now bigger as more player comes in.That feature is available on BF2 but on Bad Company 2 its same size what ever you played 16,24,32 players…

    #56 4 years ago
  57. YoungZer0

    @55: Absolutely agree. Sometimes the battlefield could get a little bit quiet, but to me it adds a lot of tension to the whole thing. Don’t have that in a 36+ match.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. stretch215

    I agree that smaller player count offers a more focused experience . Just think of how far you’r. Going to have to run to get back into the action on a 64 player map. Fuck that. And it will be the case because it’s in the first MP trailer. Barring squad spawn ofc

    #58 4 years ago
  59. GwynbleiddiuM

    wo wo wo wo wo wo.. wo wo .. wo .. Counter-Strike was one of the best MPs of all time and that cannot be denied. It is still the #1 eSport team action title and was so since day one and still many people around the world play that like there’s no tomorrow.

    So I believe I see a lot of you on beta come September, and Pat I love the idea of a VG247 server. I just hope it has good latency for me so I can play with ya’ll. I guess there’s no need to mention that I will also be present on PC, not decided to get on my PS3 too since I’m not too keen on playing FPS games with a analog sticks, OK, I hate to play shooter with gamepads, so no PS3 and no Shitbox 360 for me. I’m too fucking deadly when armed with a mouse and keyboard.

    You don’t like 64 played maps, that all fine on PC as many servers offer the smaller ones too. It’s not like you’re being forced to play 64 player maps all the time, it’s just an option to do things crazier than usual.

    Sometimes you might not want to handle that much chaos in your day, you simple join up a server with 24 players.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. stretch215

    Mouse and keyboard is for losers :)

    #60 4 years ago
  61. UuBuU

    @60 – aim assist is for losers :)

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Lounds

    how about no server cap on players and have it up to Server admins to decide on player limit ffs.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Lounds

    @60 K&M forever.

    game pads are good for other things but shooters will always be better with K&M.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. stretch215

    Not for me. K&M is the least ergonomic way to game IMO. I’ll probably need carpal tunnel surgery eventually from working on a PC ALL DAY, nevermind adding untold hours of gaming. While gaming I like to sit back & relax, maybe smoke a joint (if the kids are asleep), generally just be comfortable. For me k&m is the antithesis of comfort.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. DSB

    @59 You know what game people also play around the world like there’s no tomorrow? Including old pro CS players like Fatal1ty? :P

    I think it’s funny that people pull out that game as a standard, given that it shares very few traits with Battlefield. There’s another title with which it does, though…

    #65 4 years ago
  66. polygem

    i agree that controllers are great for shooters and i just love the 360 pads. i tried a lot of gamepads in the past years – the 360 one is just the best (for me). while the ds3 is good for many games it never is suprerior imo. i could never get used to the analog sticks – they feel so wobbly and weak – not hating the ps3 (only the ds3;-). no troll-just opinion. i know people can get really mad about this topic though. i hope they wont change the 360 pad too much next gen. i used to be a pc gamer for ages but i wont go back i think. i can understand why people prefer this set up though. but all this aim assist stuff is just bullcrap. you don´t need to be more skilled to be good at pc shooters. it´s actually a lot simpler. it is more precise but that doesn´t mean that you need to be more skilled to become good at it or that YOU are more precise – it´s just different. everyone who´s good at shooters will be good on every platform after getting used to the equipment…it´s just a matter of taste. to me it feels much more natural and just right with my bulky 360 pad..

    #66 4 years ago
  67. GwynbleiddiuM

    @DSB, I fail to see a connection between what I said about CS and BF3?! What are you talking about? I merely said that because of what some people said about CS, and I was a fucking CS Pro back in the day, so I know what I’m sayin’. And I could careless what former CS Pros are playing I didn’t start CS because Team 3D was rockin’ back in the day, I did it because I loved it and it was huge fun, after fun got serious I played serious and after that I just quit, moved on to other things like CoD2, BF2 and WoW…

    Turn off you legal aimbots (aka Aim Assist option) then we can see if you can shoot for shit. I played enough shooters on my PS3 like KZ2, MGO, Uncharted 2, etc, and I always had that shitty option off where ever I could (means the option was not forced and I could turn it off). I don’t say I can’t play, I play and I play well enough but I’m no where near comfortable and I have no freaking binds or macros at my disposal, so to hell with gamepad, I only use it for platformers, shmups, sports and TPS action/adventures.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. UuBuU

    @66 – the aim assist stuff isn’t bullcrap. Console gamers need aim assist. Without it, they’d all whine because they wouldn’t be able to hit shit. Not because they lack skill – because the controller simply isn’t good enough to aim precisely with.

    With assisted aiming, console noobs can run around quick-scoping or whatever, thinking they’re amazing… when really, the game is doing a lot of the work for them. The only reason console FPS games seem as challenging as PC FPS games is because everyone on console FPS games has the assisted aiming – they all have the same advantage. So you still need to have some skill (mostly quick reactions) to beat all the other noobs running around with assisted aiming.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. DSB

    @67 It wasn’t really aimed at you, so much as what you said. It was just a jab at the folks who brought up CS as somehow being analogous to Battlefield, when Battlefield has pretty much done all it can to divert from the competitive formula of Counter-Strike.

    What’s funny is that Counter-Strike actually doesn’t bear a resemblance to Battlefield, as much as it does to the game its trying to beat – Including of course the patronage of those high profile pro gamer veterans.

    I think that’s worthy of an ironic jab, given the general arguments of the internet hivemind, when it comes to rating the basic design of various games. Especially when they seem to praise a certain approach in one game, and consider it the pinnacle of flawed design in another :P

    #69 4 years ago
  70. GwynbleiddiuM

    Well I totally thought you meant it like I said something in that regard, all in all I agree with ya about CS is a completely different type of shooter than BF games. But, if your comment is directed at what Erth said, I believe he only referenced the weapon mechanics and said that type of design worked for CS just like the weapon characteristics and all works for BF series. Though this was my take on his comment.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. polygem

    what i was trying to say is: aim assist means noob means can´t play shooters = bullcrap. of course there is aim assist but that doesn´t mean shit. it´s just the way it works the best when played with a pad. but does it mean it helps more unskilled players to win a game: no. competitive fps play is about quick reaction, a sharp eye and some tactics. i played fps on pc since unreal tournament, doom and quake and i´m not too shabby. switched to console with 360 launch and never regretted. i recently played some cod 4 at a friends house and i really needed to get used to it again. but after 1 minute i owned. i hate this pc gamer elitish bullshit pretending they are the specialists and yea elite when it comes to shooters..pfff. get over it. i bet many so called noobish kids could own any pc veteran after a few mitues to get used to K&M. it´s even much easier to point your mouse at stuff and press the button. also it feels more unnatural to me. i liked my cod4 pc session – still i wont go back to pc. another good reason for it: cheating. overall competitive mp shooter games are better balanced, more fair, more challenging and more enjoyable on console these days.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. viralshag

    Gamepad FTW – shooters, racers, platformers & action-RPGS.

    M&KB FTW – MMOs, RTS, slow-RPGs and Excel.

    I M O!!

    #72 4 years ago
  73. DSB

    @70 I’d hate to speculate what the man actually thinks, but the problem with what he said was that the weapon design revolved around fairly allround weapons with very sharp accuracy :P

    It’s silly that you can accept one competitive shooter, simply because it has more “gamer cred” tied to it, while disliking the same elements in an entirely different shooter.

    DICE obviously swayed that way with BF2, but somehow that’s been forgotten.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. Erthazus

    @GwynbleiddiuM, “I believe he only referenced the weapon mechanics and said that type of design worked for CS just like the weapon characteristics and all works for BF series. ”

    Exactly, that what i was trying to say. Sorry for my poor english, but i can’t do something about it in the near future.

    Weapon mechanics for BF series are perfect, so is for example for Counter-Strike which don’t have ironsights at all.

    Everything else depends on the player. Maybe he likes it, maybe not.
    for example i hate S.T.A.L.K.E.R. shooting mechanics or Call Of duty unrealistic ballistics and it’s weight, but i can’t do something about it.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. shooting mechanics because of the old development.
    Call Of duty – with weight i’m ok. You can move much faster and it feels very nice, but ballistics are because of the engine physics.

    Id TECH 3 was not built for modern type shooters. If someone remember Quake 3, that exactly how ballisticks works in CoD games.

    #74 4 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    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 […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]