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Always-on internet connection for games “better for everybody,” says id’s Willits

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:51 GMT By Johnny Cullen

id Software’s Tim Willits has waded into the debate of always-on internet connections for games, saying it would be best for those concerned.

Willits told Eurogamer at QuakeCon that Blizzard’s recent decision to keep Diablo III always-on is “better for everyone,” adding it was signifying “change.”

“Diablo 3 will make everyone else accept the fact you have to be connected,” Willits said. “If you have a juggernaut, you can make change. I’m all for that. If we could force people to always be connected when you play the game, and then have that be acceptable, awesome.

“In the end, it’s better for everybody. Imagine picking up a game and it’s automatically updated. Or there’s something new you didn’t know about, and you didn’t have to click away. It’s all automatically there. But it does take juggernauts like [Diablo 3] to make change.”

id is currently finishing off RAGE for a release on October 4 in the US and October 7 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

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25 Comments

  1. ruckus

    Fuck off.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. endgame

    “Diablo 3 will make everyone else accept the fact you have to be connected”

    hey douchebag! want to bet on that? let’s see how I’m going to “have to be connected” while playing diablo 3 in single player.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. BULArmy

    I don’t know what is are everyone moaning about. We are in the second decade of 21 century with the Mbs speed internet, not the Dial up era. If you have problems with the internet blame the company that deliver the service. For the last four years I didn’t have internet connectivity only after some storm or flood(1-3 times a year)and I live in a country which is labaled as developing…

    I also hate DRM, but we live in this world and must start accepting the things as they are, we PC gamers are treated as second hand now, it is not the ’90s and early 00s when PC gaming was at it’s highest point. If you don’t want DRM buy a console or don’t buy Ubi’s games or D3 or any other game, but in the future I am sure 90% of the PC games will use that shit. So just accept it, or go berserk like in the UK…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. RandomTiger

    @3 Nonsense, theres all kind of things that can cause your net to drop. Also you might not have net while you are moving house, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to play your single player games offline.

    Vote with your cash, avoid games that do this.

    “So just accept it, or go berserk like in the UK…”

    This is insulting. There’s a middle ground between being a sheep and being a violent looter.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. BULArmy

    @4 Vote with you cash – OK, I am not buying Ubi games, but I will buy Diablo 3, because it will be great game in my opinion. But, yes I am absolutely sure more and more games will implement that system and, by the logic don’t buy it, we PC gamers will get fewer and fewer games, because we will give another excuse to the publishers to not release games on the PC with the excuse of low sales.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. cloud_ix

    this is pure bull, there are many reasons why this will be a problem for some people.
    1) why should people have to pay an internet provider to play a game offline
    2) sometimes a persons internet service is disrupted, why should people have to suffer
    3) can’t play this mobile now, travelling? no diablo 3 for you!
    4) don’t want someone spying on your play habits? go play fucking Free cell then

    Just imagine the future if this takes off

    #6 4 years ago
  7. cloud_ix

    oh and imagine someone putting up a 40gb patch having it auto download and fuck over your bandwidth cap

    #7 4 years ago
  8. ruckus

    ‘Avoid games that do this’ +1

    #8 4 years ago
  9. BULArmy

    The problems of the future mate, if you don’t want that go live in a cave. There is no difference if it is Facebook, D3, some forum or anything else internet related, you are not hidden and you can be monitored, I accepted it, if I want to escape from that I have a villa with no internet connectivity I am going therе, but I can’t imagine living long without the ability to check the latest news or play some MP game. For now D3 will be the only game with this bullshit, but in the future I don’t know

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Fin

    If you don’t like requiring an always-on internet connection, then don’t buy the game. It’s as easy as that.

    Unfortunately people complain a lot about stuff like this, but then go and buy the game anyway (see: MW2).

    #10 4 years ago
  11. ruckus

    “will give another excuse to the publishers to not release games on the PC”

    I’m not going to buy/use infected DRM crap just so the pc market remains viable in the eyes of publishers.

    If they are not publishing the games in a format which I wish to buy, then good riddance to them.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ManuOtaku

    And i thought i will get my hands on my first diablo game, i was really excited, but this is a no no in my book, now is not the case i will not buy it for sure, well at least i will have torchlight 2******shruggs*****

    #12 4 years ago
  13. runbmp

    Its going to be funny when ISP’s have you by the balls in usage caps and you find yourself at the cottage without an internet connection and can’t play your games.

    Or even worst, might feel nostalgic and want to play your old game in years to come but you wont be able to because some douche bag decided to store all of your data on their now disconnected servers.

    Its a benefit to the company selling the game as it yields most money with minimal effort.

    They want to discontinue a game because version 2 is coming out? disconnect the servers. Leaving previous clients who perhaps enjoyed the version 1 more than version 2 without access to the previous title they purchased.

    Your character?! I think not. The hours your spent on your character resides on their on-line servers. Forget backing it up on your own legitimate drives. You’ll have to suffice with a jpeg shot of your character.

    Your Internet is down? dispatches are able to restore your service? Guess you better go pay at a local starbucks.

    so many daily situations can prevent a user from playing his title when a constance internet connection is required.

    It always take some disconnected director or VP to make a comment like that on behalf of its shareholders.

    Its why this industry needs a new injection of fresh developers who truly understand its community as appose to exploiting it.

    Hard Reset might be an example to come.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    “Its why this industry needs a new injection of fresh developers who truly understand its community as appose to exploiting it.”

    The current developers and publishers know their “community” all to well. They know that the PC is a low sale, high piracy platform, thats why they’re moving to things like this. Rather then making the publishers out as the villains, why dont you people moan about the pirates that have drove them to this? Publishers are just trying to protect their business, they either do that or just avoid the PC platform. Which would you prefer?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Talkar

    @14
    I absolutely agree. Furthermore, A lot of people were whining when this was also announced for SC2. How many are having problems with it? I honestly haven’t seen a single post on the forums about it. Not even trolls o.O

    #15 4 years ago
  16. BULArmy

    +1 @14/15

    #16 4 years ago
  17. viralshag

    I’m on the fence about this. While the always-on internet thing makes zero difference to me whatsoever and I like the idea of always being connected, I do think people should be able to play their games offline if they want to.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    #14 i agree with you, but i think this is taking the easy route, instead of giving an strong reasoning and effort to solve it in any other way, i dont know because i dont know too much about PC gaming, never been a PC gamer myself, but i think they cannot hurt the consumers in some way, just in order to avoid being hurt by piracy, just for the reasons given by runbmp and other ones too.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. HeavyD-Love

    …except those who want to play games on a PC not connected to the internet….fucking morons.

    I have a monster PC set aside specifically for video editing and gaming. That bitch does not touch the dirty slut that is the internet for taking no chances in getting infected with some slutty disease.

    Patches? I download and copy over. A required internet connection seems like a violation of rights if you ask me.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Hunam

    It’s like he lives in a world where games don’t autoupdate anyway. Even none steam stuff updates itself these days.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. m3nAc3

    This is pure bull…
    Everyone here is commenting on constant on-line connection. Yeah it’s all good if you are at home. What about if you have a specific job which doesn’t have any net connection or only e-mail support?! I’ll give you a real life example, my job: marine engineer/seafarer. And I’m not on some old piece of crap ship which is like 40 years old or something. I have 2 years of experience as a marine engineer on most advanced cargo ships currently in the world: LNG tankers (look it up). And the last one I was on board was built in 2008. It has only e-mail support.

    So – what about seafarers around the world?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. runbmp

    this is my main gripe m3nAc3, its that they assume everyone has a connection and some situations where you might not have a connection, hasn’t crossed their minds.

    Gekidami, the PC piracy switch has seen allot of use, and that tried and tired argument no longer stands. In fact, private torrent trackers usually have an Xbox360 title with healthy seeds long ahead the PC title makes its debut, if at all. Piracy, follows the platform of choice.

    You can’t avoid the PC platform, you avoid it and someone else takes the reign.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Noodlemanny

    I’m guess you could say I’m on the fence. Well I’m not really I thinks its stupid to force people into playing a single player game online. There always going to be issues such as mentioned above.
    But I can see why Publishers are doing this. Basically if you pirate, shame on you, your the problem and if you hisy fit about DRM and this. Well your and idiot and a massive hypocrite. I also don’t like second hand but at least its legal.
    What gives me even more simpathy for publishers are post like “oh and imagine someone putting up a 40gb patch having it auto download and fuck over your bandwidth cap”. What patch is going to be bigger than the fucking game? And also “don’t want someone spying on your play habits” thats something that always pisses me of “Oooooh I don’t want the police tracking my motor speeds (because I want to speed)”. What makes this particular case even more pathetic is there is literally nothing that could possibly go bad for you unless you pirated. All it does is actually give the devs a chance to make the game better.
    My point is stop blowing this all out of proportion. Yes its shit and yes we should fight it but not by coming up with childish analogies and having a tantrum every time it comes up. Hows that going to help.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. TheWulf

    @3

    Way to be a small-minded dickwad. Do you happen to think that Canada is a state of America, too? I wouldn’t be surprised, to be honest. The rioting is happening in England, not all of the UK. If you’re that misinformed then you shouldn’t expect anyone to believe that you’re informed enough to have a credible opinion about anything.

    The thing is is that if you’re misinformed then the best thing you can do is keep your trap shut. There are people who’ve looked like complete idiots in the past on VG24/7 by talking about technology amidst hacking sprees and showing that they don’t have the first clue of how the Internet or anything else actually works. This is no different.

    Really, if you don’t know what you’re talking about then your best respite is to stay silent. You can’t expect to be the village idiot and have me take your opinions seriously, can you?

    And your post about how we should let our rights slip quietly into the night like good little bitches is also the patter of the village idiot. Really? People can vote with their wallet. It’s not something that requires violence. Your world may revolve around violence but mine does not, I’m a more reasonable person. If I don’t like something then I’m simply going to avoid buying it.

    Did I just hear a ‘FINISH HIM!’? Okay then.

    Essentially what you’re insinuating is that we should gleeful accept products which are broken by design. Let’s say that Windows 7 required an always on Internet connection and had a ‘bug’ in it where I could get my entire OS invalidated due to that. I should simply bend over and accept that because that’s just the way they are. That’s what you’re saying.

    People have seen this in Assassin’s Creed, where a tiny Internet hiccup due to downloading things and not having enough bandwidth has seen them with a spinning icon above our friendly neighbourhood assassin’s head, with him suspended in mid-air, before finally being dumped back to the title screen and having to restart from the last checkpoint.

    That’s what you’re not seeing. When you have ideas which are as broken as these you’re assuming that everyone has perfect Internet. You’re assuming that people will always have a stable connection or that the bandwidth for this check will be available. See, if you’re maxing out your bandwidth with downloads (of legally bought music from Bandcamp!) then Assassin’s Creed may have trouble even reaching its checking server.

    So that means that I can’t download things whilst playing. I have a PC, it’s supposed to be able to multitask. I bought a PC for that reason. It’s my bloody right to be able to download things whilst playing a single player game. Anything that stops me from doing that is defective by design.

    What’s that? Beat that dead horse? You got it!

    And what about third world countries where the economy is improving but stable Internet isn’t available? I have a friend in Brazil who has an Internet connection that drops out occasionally but he’s still able to afford games. Is your attitude that we should exclude these ‘filthy, lesser people’ just because you can play? If you’re an example of the common man then I weep for the future.

    And the same goes for people all over the world. There are lesser developed areas which don’t have the most stable, the most brilliant Internet yet, where bandwidth or even the very connection itself can become unavailable at any point. And what an always-on requirement for singe-player games is saying is that essentially these people should not be permitted to play. Do you think that’s right? I don’t.

    And that, as they say, is that.

    *dusts off hands.*

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @24, I’m in a fully developed country, we have one of the highest wages in the world & one of the lowest unemployment rates nut we’ve got comparably shit internet speeds, reliability & a general lack of support.
    You don’t have to be undeveloped to be behind.

    #25 4 years ago

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  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]