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John Carmack’s QuakeCon 2011 keynote videoed

Saturday, 6 August 2011 14:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

If you happened to miss our liveblog of John Carmack’s QuakeCon keynote, you now have the opportunity to watch it in full below the break.  It seems to be a condensed version, and the usual question and answer session he does at the end is not included. Still, if you have an hour or so to spare, you should really have a watch. Thanks, GayGamer.

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25 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    I watched the whole thing.John Carmack look like he Wouldn’t Harm A Fly how polite he is.
    /No homo.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Fantastic keynote. For me after Carmack’s keynote, RAGE is more anticipated then Battlefield 3. Thats just for me.

    Also, enjoyed how he dissed the truth about Playstation 3 having less memory than Xbox 360, crappy blu-ray speed. It’s really is a pain in the ass to develop for PS3 games if you are not using exotic CPU inside it and it’s not worth to be honest… Except for better animations, physics and HDR.
    Whats more hillarous that PS3 can’t do more then 2K-4K (there is no option to do more) but Xbox 360 can do 8K in theory.
    So in theory you can make some fantastic looking games on the 360 but it’s super hard i guess to do it with that hardware.

    Also,

    running this game on Xbox 360 and PS3 using megatextures and 60 frames per second (if i’m not mistaken) is a technological masterpiece. Best looking game for consoles probably.

    PS: also, liked the fact that he confirmed the ULTRA pack for the PC that will contain not just better textures, but a lot of other next gen stuff and ID experiments. Really cool.

    I love ID software.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    @2 Yea that thing with ULTRA pack he said like one level to have perfect anti aliasing and bigger textures… is he ment that for all levels or what?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3, ULTRA Pack is for everything and PC only.

    “one level to have perfect anti aliasing and bigger textures”

    that was the idea for DLC.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @4 aaa Tnx :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    @2, Stop trolling, it got boring years ago. We all know you hate Sony, get over it.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6,I don’t hate Sony (if i hated it i would never buy PS3, PSP, PS2, PS1 and other sony devices) or any other electronics company.

    What i said was what Carmack said in the keynote so… I’m sorry that Carmack said something true about your precious Playstation 3 system. Oww… how cute.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    “enjoyed how he dissed the truth about Playstation 3″
    Pfft.

    Stop joking around, we know you will use any excuse possible to attack the PS3, the only problem I have about it is we already know so you’re essentially milking a dead cow. I suggest you stop it now rather than later when you’ve ripped the nipples right off.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 For the first time ever, I completely agree with Erthazus.

    Listening to certain devs ramble on about how the PS3 was the ZOMGMOSTPOWERFULTHINGEVER got old within a week of the console’s release.

    At this stage in the console cycle, it’s flat out trite.

    It’s nice to see someone being honest about the hardware under the hood of that machine and why it really isn’t anything special, and why in many way it’s actually really limiting.

    Good games never needed power. The PS3 has plenty of good game, and their quality has nothing to do with the power under the hood.

    They have to do with great design and high creativity, which Sony’s first party has in spades and something which Microsoft has always seriously lacked.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. strikkebil

    i agree, the ps3 was a huge fail on sonys part. but u cant argue with their games! sony own many studios now, and as a 360 and ps3 owner i must say the ps3 exclusives are far supirior on every level; graphics, gameplay, sound, fun factor, production value etc. and thats what matters to me; the games!

    but they fucked up, cos its a mess for multiplatform devs. its good that someone goes on the record and telling the truth so sony will get their act togheter on PS4.

    as for the pc thing. yea watever we all know that its way better. but thats wat pc ppl dont get. its not all about wat ure 1000$ rig can pump out. its about the games, and the best games are on console. and pc usually get bad ports anyway.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. el duderino

    I’m expecting AT THE VERY LEAST 3 gb ram from next ps and xbox.If it’s even 1 mb lower,i’m not buying no matter how good the graphics are.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    It’s not so much that the PS3 is weak, just different & that is no doubt troublesome with 3rd parties not familiar with the tech. Sony made some unforgettable mistakes with the PS3, namely the lack & division of RAM & the poorly designed devkits, we all know that.

    If we need proof that Sony’s going to rectify this with the PS4, all we have to do is look at the PSV, so far the 3rd parties sound excited about developing for the machine & that’s exactly what I want to hear.

    Interested to see where both Sony & MS make the largest improvements for their next gen consoles & who will be bringing out the more powerful hardware, another exciting aspect will be on the digital side, I think it’s about time both parties start offering online rentals & day one purchases that give us the option to download or stream any content we wish.

    Both parties are also investing into cloud space, I really, REALLY hope that either of them bring out an all-in-one service able to rival iTunes. IMO Sony has more potential within this area considering they already have several studios & all the necessary services, problem being it’s just too fragmented, we need an all-in-one solution that we can use at home on the PS4, PC, & even TV sets & on the go with Android, PSV & even iOS… if Apple will allow it ;)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Aimless

    I’m not sure where people have been hiding if they see a developer acknowledging the flaws of the PS3′s hardware as something new. Hell, someone from Vigil was bemoaning the split RAM setup just the other week, and it’s not hard to find similar comments dating back to 2007.

    Anyway, I think it’s really cool that Carmack can get on stage, be a massive nerd and still have a captive audience. It’s pretty much the polar opposite of every E3 presentation.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Christopher Jack

    @13, My point, these criticisms are so common it just gets irritating hearing trolls like Erthazus beat that drum time & time again.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Mike W

    Sigh…..this is getting out of hand and played out. How many times must we hear the Xbox 360 can do this and have that, but we have yet to see a game that push that system to its limits. While the developers continue to complain till this day about the limitation of the PS3, but the system has already push out titles that can rival some PC titles.

    I know this sounds like a broken record, but both systems have their pros and cons, period. I can see the media taking that small comment he made about the PS3 and blow way out of proportion like Erthazus is “trying” to do. I’m amaze how all of sudden he knows what 2K-4K is, I wonder if it’s because Carmack mentioned it in his keynote….hmmmm

    So did you enjoy we he said negative comment about Xbox 360 hardrive Erthazus? Or that part wasn’t funny?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Mike W

    @14

    I think these criticisms make the developers look somewhat stupid, I don’t believe they were force to make their game for any other system other than the PC. They saw the market share of the PS3 and the Xbox 360 and saw big fat dollar signs.

    So I don’t see the point of complaining about something that you had the choice to develop for or not. Carmack and the rest of these developers can cry me a river. There is not one gamer that gives a flying fuck about how long it takes a texture to load in or this version of the game has more rocks in desert than that version. We just want a fun memorable game.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    @16, To be fair, he wasn’t complaining, just talking about how it was for his studio to develop across multiple platforms.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Mike W

    @17

    I hear you bro.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. xino

    i guess from these comments, he didn’t mention anything about d00m 4:/

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @JC, GO and cry MOAR at PS blog or else. It’s you who is trolling here about PS3 right now.

    PS3 tech is not hard for programmers to learn, it’s hard to program for and the system is pain in the ass to begin with. Thats a fact, not to mention about less memory and worse videocard then on the 360.

    Everything else what Michael said.

    Stop crying and telling everyone here about “Sony’s potential” “Sony learned mistakes” or “PS4″ and etc. Your Sony fanboyism is just “ugh”… disgusting. after your fanboyism i really need to wash my hands seriously.
    Playstation fanboy… go moan in PS blog. There are a lot of guys like you there.

    @strikkebil,

    “its about the games, and the best games are on console. and pc usually get bad ports anyway.”

    Ports that looks better then console games? OH Wow… you really, really lack of the knowledge about PC gaming my friend and PC exclusives for the past two years.

    @Mike W, “I can see the media taking that small comment he made about the PS3 and blow way out of proportion like Erthazus is “trying” to do. I’m amaze how all of sudden he knows what 2K-4K is, I wonder if it’s because Carmack mentioned it in his keynote….hmmmm”

    i know what is Digital cinema resolutions.
    I never knew that Ps3 could do less then 4K because it’s an important part for the visuals when you develop games for the console.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Christopher Jack

    @20, Grow up, your ignorance & arrogance is making you look like a total twat. You call me a fanboy-I’m not the one ALWAYS bitching about a preference all the time, I frequently play on my 360, PS3, Android phone & PCs & enjoy my games rather than bitching about a certain version.

    You are the very defintion of a troll, you’re just too arrogant to see the truth or you’re just a plain twat who likes to bitch about irrelevant things to get reactions, either way, you’re a lowlife.

    Don’t try slandering me either by taking comments out of context, that’s just pathetic.

    There are multiple realistic reasons why I prefer Sony’s PlayStation line:
    -1, I prefer the dedicated ecosystem of a console over any PC for gaming & there’s further reasons why.
    -2, Sony’s dedicated to the hardcore audience.
    -3, Sony’s network is entirely free for online games.
    So I do prefer Sony’s product & it’s nothing to do with the company itself, the gaming industry is the one place I actually prefer Sony over their competition, Samsung make the best TVs, Asus for best PCs & Samsung again for best mobile phones.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    “Asus for best PCs & Samsung again for best mobile phones.”

    *chuckle* LOL! Just LOL… This is so hillarious. Stupidity level of highest proportions.

    “Grow up, your ignorance & arrogance is making you look like a total twat. You call me a fanboy-I’m not the one ALWAYS bitching about a preference all the time, I frequently play on my 360, PS3, Android phone & PCs & enjoy my games rather than bitching about a certain version.

    You are the very defintion of a troll, you’re just too arrogant to see the truth or you’re just a plain twat who likes to bitch about irrelevant things to get reactions, either way, you’re a lowlife.”

    U MAD bro? I can sense a hate all over this. Pathetic man. You are pathetic to call someone arrogant and ignorant when you don’t see yourself.

    you are still at the same boat as TEA. Playstation fanbot. Keep up the good work.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Why are people even acknowledging Erthazus exists? The only reason he hasnt been banned for platform trolling is probably because people respond to his mad, retarded rambling. Just ignore the tard.

    BTW, Carmack said its easier to get 60FPS on 360 than on PC. Therefore he said 360 is more powerful than PC.

    Isnt using stupid cherry picking logic fun?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. HauntaVirus

    LMFFAO @ all the trolling.

    Great keynote though.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @22, Hypocrite, you call me the fanboy then you laugh at the fact that I prefer Samsung for smartphones & Asus for computing-which are both premium brands at realistic prices.

    #25 4 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]