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Skyrim footage out of Comic-Con is lovely

Saturday, 23 July 2011 23:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Some footage of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been released out of Comic-Con, and it seriously makes us wish November would get here already, no matter how damn cold it is that time of the year. The video, posted below the break courtesy of GameFront, shows all in-game footage. It’s very nice. The game is out on November 11 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 – in case you’ve been living under a rock or something.

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33 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I’m not so sure. Something looks like an improvvement and something … Not…

    Modified engine animation is still clunky. Console interface which is probably Ok for consoles, but how about a PC interface?
    UI also looks like from a mobile phone seriously… thats not how you make a UI for a fantasy roleplaying game.
    Havok Physics as always good… Visuals are ok… Gameplay improvements? I don’t see any at all. Except that spells effects they improved.

    Oh dear, i hope it’s not an Oblivion fiasco. I want my favourite TES going to back to the Morrowind roots.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Thank god they changed the interface. It was a horrible mishmash that just took more time than it should. More so on the PC version than on the Console version.

    The design is also much better, the usual fantasy design is getting tiresome and sometimes even embarrassing (See Demon’s Souls). Glad they did a better job on it this time around. It looks like a modern, grown up fantasy.

    The animations are still not as good as they should be. Clunky, sometimes broken. Don’t think they’ll manage to fix it in time.

    Also like the gameplay improvements, like using spells and swords at the same time, or two swords at once.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. stretch215

    I just recently started playing oblivion, and it’s awesome. I’ve never been an RPG fan,especially fantasy rpg’s (You know, elves and shit) but oblivion has changed that. Looking at skyrim all I can say is “wow”. If this game is as deep as oblivion we will all be in for a treat come November.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DSB

    Really stretch? How the heck do you figure?

    I picked it up after the fact, and I figured I just thought it was so crap because it was old. I simply couldn’t go on for very long. The combat felt a lot less inspired than Mount & Blade and what I saw of the story was just stupid, with the silly little king and the boring hellword full of nothing. At no point did I realize why I should give a fuck.

    Except for maybe avenging the huge insult it is to kill Captain Picard while he’s still in his pyjamas.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. UuBuU

    @1 – Say what you want about the UI, but the inventory looks a LOT better than both Oblivion and Morrowind’s – especially Morrowind’s, which was shockingly awful (i’m a PC gamer by the way, before you point the ‘consolenoob’ finger).

    In Skyrim, you can actually get a good look at items without having to equip / unequip them.

    And i’m not sure what you mean by “morrowind roots” … play Arena and Daggerfall if you want TES roots. People always say ‘Oblivion was just a dumbed down Morrowind’, but really, Morrowind was just a dumbed down Daggerfall in many ways.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Doz12

    i agree with you stretch oblivion brought the fantasy rpg genre to the masses and skyrim appears to have gone one better! i really cant see at the moment why anyone would speak against skyrim!!!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Most of it was shown during E3 , only the spider part is new. is it really from comic con? Nonetheless awesome, and it may be too early to already say but i expect this to be my GOTY. After Oblivion and Fallout 3 i know what to expect and that is nothing but greatness, absolutely love those games to death.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. stretch215

    @ DSB. It’s definitely not a flawless game, but I’m drawn to it nonetheless.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. UuBuU

    @6 – There’s a saying: “When you try and please everyone, you run the risk of pleasing noone.”

    Basically, an RPG should be aimed at RPG fans. Once you start broadening your audience outside of the RPG genre, that’s when the quality of the game starts to take a dip.

    It’s the same in music when a band starts to change their style to appeal to a more mainstream audience outside of their original genre. Sure, they may get rich quicker… but people will always look at their early work as being better, and say they sold out later on.

    ….

    Morrowind and Oblivion were really accessible RPGs as it is. Why they feel the need to make Skyrim even more accessible is beyond me.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @9: More sells?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Jerykk

    I think the new UI looks terribly inefficient. I don’t care about the ability to view and rotate items. I do care about having to scroll for five minutes to find and equip the item I just picked up. In an RPG, creating a quick and efficient UI is essential. You should show as much information as possible on any given screen and minimize the amount of scrolling required to access this information. The Skyrim UI has huge text and icons, requiring more scrolling. Hell, you now have to scroll just to see your stats.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @11: Really, were have you seen that?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DSB

    @8 Fair enough, I just don’t get it. Everybody has it on their “best ever” list, but I just felt like it was a huge world full of nothin’.

    I figured it was because it was old, but your experience would seem to totally contradict that. I’m at a loss :P

    #13 4 years ago
  14. UuBuU

    @13 One word – mods. The mods alone make it one of the best open-world games of all time.

    In fact, I can’t think of any game that really comes close to Oblivion in terms of the quality of mods.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. CreeperTheScamp

    I would like to start by agreeing with UubuU, #9, when the game is dumbed down to please 8 year old gamers and new people to TES, it loses all of the rpg flavor. PLEASE Bethesda, don’t streamline TES into a level by level action game (as sad as it makes me feel, this may just happen within the next game gen). Please, next time, lose the finishing moves! This is not Mortal Kombat for Talos’ sake…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Jerykk

    @12

    http://media.rpgsite.net/images/274/skyrim_040411_08.jpg

    You can’t see all your stats on a single screen. You have to scroll left and right. Pretty ridiculous.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. CreeperTheScamp

    As much as I do like the fantasy parchment style interface, the 3D items in the inventory is cool… maybe for a change for better, you could turn the items around in your fingers to observe them instead of the items just floating… but to be honest, as bad as morrowinds interface was, this interface has nothing on it still.. too smartphone-ish.. Never really heard of the 4th E Ipad sooo what’s the deal? High tech does not and most definitely should not be in an else scrolls game. I will be playing Skyrim but developers beware…. don’t take the “simplifications” too far.. you are losing your legacy in these games…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Demiath

    @ZoungZer0 I’m likewise somewhat tired of generic fantasy aesthetics (at least in serious/non-humorous games) but Demon’s Souls’ meticulously realized, surprisingly subtle and sometimes achingly beautiful art design is far from “embarrassing”. You’ll have to take a second look at DS because you’ve clearly missed everything that From Software did with that game in terms of the graphics…

    #18 4 years ago
  19. jacobvandy

    There will be mods to fix stuff like huge fonts and even menu organization, so while it’s sad to see them make dumb decisions in UI design, that’s more of an inconvenience than a real problem. The cool thing is that they added something modders would never be able to, which is the ability to examine items in your inventory.

    But if you can’t enjoy Oblivion at all without mods, you should steer clear of Skyrim, as well, and probably try another genre…

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Kuwabara

    GRAPHICS NEED AN UPDATE!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Wyk

    @Kuwabara

    Not really. The PC version of the game has amazing graphics. On the consoles, it is a different story as the developers have a limitation on the hardware usage.

    All of these previews are off the Xbox 360 version of the game. PC version has not been demoed even once yet.

    The dynamic lighting effects on the environment are greatly improved from Oblivion. For a game of this great size, the depth of visuals are actually very impressive.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Moonwalker1982

    People should not forget that this is NOT the finished UI. This has been said by Bethesda’s to Angry Joe on Youtube. In this UI you can’t even see if a armor/sword is stronger than the other, it will all change and look different.

    Pete Hines says at 7 minutes that it will all change, it’s not the final build.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR1dBcSmfMU

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Doz12

    @9 fair point but i dont think that skyrim is going to do a Dragonage. Elder scrolls to me is about doing what you want to do with no limitations.

    skyrim looks to have kept this ethos and built upon it with random events and the fact that quests given to you are not fixed to a certain dungeon and will be moved to a dungeon yet unexplored. Personelly i think it looks the best game that bethseda have made and far outbeats any almost all other rpgs on the market at the moment.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Moonwalker1982

    I’m not too afraid that they are gonna casualize it too much, from what i understand it’s gonna be more like Fallout 3 in the sense of perks and such, which is absolutely fine with me. As long as the game is still huge, has you backtracking from the story quest because of all kinds of sidequests you encounter..i’m good. I loved that in Oblivion.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DSB

    @14 You wouldn’t happen to have a laundry list of those laying around, would you?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. YoungZer0

    @16: If i remember correctly, you had to scroll down or up in order to see all your stats in Oblivion. It’s actually a good thing that you have so many stats. Otherwise that would mean they choose to cut some of it.

    @18: Oi, i was talking mainly about the UI and Typography. This has never been the strength of From Software, and never will be.

    @25: Check the top100. http://www.tesnexus.com/

    #26 4 years ago
  27. UuBuU

    @26 the top 100 is an good place to start, but it’s better to just browse by catagory and sort by endorsements. There’s tons of stuff that can drastically improve the quality of the game.

    Also, check out Nehrim and Andoran – Two TC mods for the game. A lot of people consider Nehrim to be better than Oblivion itself in many ways… and Andoran looks incredible from the trailer.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Johnny Cullen

    Most of that footage is what I seen back in April in Utah – @7: that was part of the demo from BFG 2011 – and what was probably shown at E3, but there’s some bits I didn’t recognise from both.

    I’m going to be seeing it again in Cologne in a couple of weeks. Really can’t wait.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    Its probably the same exact build and they use it because its the most flashy and presentable. Just like the Silent Hill pictures this site has shown off those were from the beta build and not from the current build.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve added a new version in there, considering the one before was pulled.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. BraveArse

    @DSB – I’m with you – I didn’t really “get” Oblivion in the same way others did even back at launch. I have to admit though I was blown away by the first few hours.

    I find I generally have to be in a really specific and ( for me ) rare frame of mind to enjoy Bethesda games. I love the depth that they can offer, but I hate the feeling that I’m playing a puppet show.

    More than graphics per se, I have a fairly low tolerance for poor animation, and Bethesda have always truly sucked at it. Even in that footage the choice of perspective is obviously to hide the character animation.

    I used to switch to 3rd person to see my armour, then get annoyed by my puppet motion, and switch back to FPS quickly, that goes for Fallout 3 too. I know that’s probably fairly shallow, but to me, animation is crucial to suspending my disbelief.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. m2stech

    Everything except the pony riding was great, we can’t expect next gen improvements for the PC version as long as PS3/360 are here.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. TVs Everywhere

    @5:

    Indeed. I chuckled at “Morrowind roots”. What “roots” are there to be found in Morrowind? The REAL roots of the series lie in Arena, or MAYBE Daggerfall. And considering how Morrowind was “dumbed down” significantly from Daggerfall, I find it amusing that people act as if the series started with Morrowind.

    No, the real reason why they keep worshipping that game is because it’s the first ES game they actually played. Kind of funny when you think about people playing the THIRD of a series and acting the series’ “roots” are in that game. Rose tinted glasses, much?

    If those people want to lament the series being “dumbed down”, they should start with whining about their “precious” Morrowind, because that’s exactly where the series started to consistently be “dumbed down”.

    #33 4 years ago

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

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

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

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]