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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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    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]