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Rumour – Valve to release new Counter-strike game

Friday, 12 August 2011 07:59 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Comments from play testers and eSports figures suggest Valve may have an unexpected release up its sleeve.

According to a post on the ESEA forums, member Craig “Torbull” Levine is among a number of gamers asked to visit Valve and assist in testing a new Counter-strike game.

Posts on the ESEA Facebook page give the game’s title as Counter-strike: Global Offensive, with collaborative comments from a Redditor lending credence.

Levine posted a photo of himself at Valve, by the company’s famous lobby decoration, as proof of his visit.

Similar stories have surfaced on the Steam forums, and have not been locked down by moderators.

ESL Pro manager Bastian Vieser also backs up the rumour:

“Just spend all day playing the new Counterstrike Global Offensive #CSGO at the #Valve HQ ! God I love my job.. oh and yeah… its that good!”

The eSports manager also checked in at Valve Software via Foursquare.

The most recent game in the Counter-strike series, an original Valve IP and one of the studio’s key multiplayer franchises, is Counter-strike: Source, a remake of the first game rebuilt on the Source engine.

CS:S was first released in 2004 but has seen almost continuous development and support since its addition to the Steam catalogue. It is still considered one of the foremost PC multiplayer shooters.

Valve plays its in-development cards very close to the chest. Its only known project is fellow eSports candidate DOTA 2, soon to be debuted at gamescom next week.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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42 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m only interested if it’s on console.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    Actually after BF and CoD I would sure love if CS make a comeback.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    they absolutely will do it. They said that they will release new Counter-Strike after PORTAL 2. Gabe said this himself.
    Nope, it’s not Gabe… they had a Poll which VALVE community want first: Portal 2 or CS?
    People voted for Portal 2 first.

    Now it’s time for the new Counter-Strike. My only problem is the engine.

    @1,

    Counter-Strike on consoles? Lawl… NOOB.

    this game is not about cheap AUTO-AIM and bad controls. If you can’t aim and move fast (jump at certain situations or duck), communicate which is super important it’s your only problem. The games mechanic is heavy on the precision, tactics and in huge maps even communication (like in Battlefield) it’s not your arcadish running and gunning cheap mechanic which involves zero tactics or whatsoever.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Fin

    @3

    LOL. It’s not like console games/versions make far more money than PC games.
    Hopefully they’ll adapt the design for controllers.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. BULArmy

    For once I am with Erth, CS is too much precision for the average console gamer. Yeah CS on the original Xbox was one of the most played games, but the original Xbox was much more hardcore console than 360. Valve will risk too much if they bring the same experience to consoles and PC.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @4, CS sold already a lot on the PC. A lot and still on top of the STEAM charts and will continue to sell.

    “Hopefully they’ll adapt the design for controllers.”

    Oh yeah… controller – is a bad control scheme for the precision and movement in shooters. Counter-Strike’s main mechanic.
    Games like Call Of Duty which involves style over substance? Works because gameplay is weak.

    This one? Won’t.

    Valve won’t do it, like they don’t port DOTA 2 to console. Why? Because it’s not working with the controller for F sake.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Fin

    @5
    Ur, how can one console be “more hardcore” – is it because it sold less?

    @6
    Ya bro, works for things like Gears of War and Battlefield too.
    Style over substance because gameplay is weak.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. BloodyJoe

    I’m only interested if a PS3 version with move support is coming!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. azmza

    Console for noobs who cant deal with keyboard and mouse ends story, enjoy.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ultramega

    YES, PLEASE, VALVe!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Fin

    @8

    Fuck move. CS: Kinect and they can have my money.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Edo

    3?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @7,
    Gears Of War is perfect for gamepad and it was designed for gamepad.
    Battlefield on consoles is clusterfuckness although you can play it with auto-aim and there is a substance over style.
    Battlefield is not only shooting, but vehicle combat and heavy vehicle combat.

    So, no bro. Keep dreaming the same way console gamers want DOTA 2 on Xbox 360.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Yoshi

    @4 After the success of Counter-Strike I doubt they NEEED to make it for consoles :P

    #14 4 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    oh come on!!!

    you not remember fucking half life anymore??!! -__-

    dont get me wrong though this is still cool news and i’ll be there day one like everybody else but im just so tired of waiting for ANY half life news!! =(

    #15 4 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    Counter Strike has nothing to do with “precision”.

    That’s why there’s no ADS, and you can headshot someone with a pistol from across the map with realative ease.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Yoshi

    Ohhh god fail troll is fail.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    I think if PC can have console ported games, which in some cases they are thankfull for that, why in the world we console gamers cannot ask for a Console port of this game?, we are gamers too, iam happy when games like assassins creed, gears, halo, etc goes to PC too, because in the end PC gamers win too, what i dont understand why we can deserve the same thing, it is pretty selfish, therefore please stop talking this nonsense, at least dont desire the non port to consoles, we all deserve good games PC and console alike.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. viralshag

    lol @ all the pad haters.

    You KB&M elitists make me laugh so much. You bang on and on about how the pad is inferior and that you’re a noob for using it.

    And then often I hear in the same arguments “I will use a pad… for vehicles,” because you find the controls easier and better. How can you then turn around and tell people, who are more comfortable for using a pad with an FPS, regardless of whether it is better or not, that they are a noob?

    Half the time they always admit to using a game pad for certain games. I’m not even sure what your main problem is with people using a pad? I use my gamepad for every game I can on the PC because I was previously a console only gamer but decided to show the PC some love.

    You guys that always attack people for using pads are a strange bunch.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Yoshi

    @18 True, however PC and Console are like brothers, they have a love hate relationship. Where as Xbox and Playstation are like sisters bitching over which has the better boyfriend/makeup/clothes while their baby sister (Wii) sits on the floor rubbing jam into the carpet.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. StolenGlory

    @16

    ‘Counter-Strike has nothing to do with precision’.

    Indeed, it has almost everything to do with your coding skills ;)

    #21 4 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    lol! Actually, wasn’t it CS players who invented the ‘aimbot’??

    #22 4 years ago
  23. StolenGlory

    @22

    I believe so, yeah!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. stretch215

    Of course it will be on console! Valve will NOT miss out on all that money. Fps is the number 1 genre on consoles, and I bet the only reason they are making this game is to compete with the big shooters. Games like dota won’sell on console, that’s why they won’t port it (corny anyways) . But believe, if they thought it would be worth it, they would do it. It’s all about money for the dev at the end of the day.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DSB

    @24 I think that’s fairly unlikely. Counter-Strike is the definition of e-sports, and while crossplatform games are also included in the league, I strongly doubt that Valve would take something so succesful and risk ruining it just to get a handful of more sales.

    They didn’t have a lot of succes porting their other multiplayer shooters, so I doubt that it’s so attractive to them. Wrestling Microsoft every time they want to patch it up.

    That isn’t to say they won’t make a halfassed port onto consoles, and they do have the cooperation with Sony, but anything Counter-Strike will do more than well enough on PC. And if they lose the e-sports credibility, then they lose the brand.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    @24, U MAD BRO?

    DOTA 2 won’t sell because it is going to be FREE first of all (and everyone in love with free games, especially if it is from VALVE).

    Also, you won’t see it because counter-Strike is a heavy e-Sport game. there was already a Half-Life|CS port on the XBOX 1 which… no one played to begin with no matter how games were awesome.

    and don’t even bother with console sales, because Counter-Strike always do more than enough on the PC. It’s always somewhere, in some place in TOP Steam sales for the PC even today.

    “And then often I hear in the same arguments “I will use a pad… for vehicles,””

    from noobs? I’m don’t use pads for vehicles EVER. Keyboard and with mouse precision to use vehicle is much more comfortable. SCHWING!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. mojo

    PUMPED!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. M. K.

    I played CS:S with the 360 controller and it worked fine. Sure it was no console optimized port, but it worked.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. millsy

    I think it will be on consoles it doesn’t have to be the definitive or esport version. CS is so popular now because it runs on a cereal box you can have what 6 cd keys from 6 games that let you get CS or 5$ on steam. Ask all the old CS players 60$ for a new game “fixed like source” with better graphics i bet its not as big as you think it will be based on old CS success

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gadzooks!

    It will be on consoles for sure.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. viralshag

    Why would they bring Portal 2 to the consoles and not this?

    #31 4 years ago
  32. StolenGlory

    @31

    Because Portal 2 didn’t step on CoD’s online console multiplayer toes.

    It would be extremely difficult for Valve to make any sort of impact on consoles with CoD, BF and Halo saturating the market, meaning that tragically, it would get lost in the shuffle.

    Especially given how similiar Counter-Strike would be percieved to be by the less-learned console folk who have only ever known CoD for their multiplayer fix.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    “Why would they bring Portal 2 to the consoles and not this?”

    Simple answer: Great game for everyone that won’t lose something if it is going to be released on console.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. stretch215

    Friendly wager then? I can’t see any dev with an established Fps franchise skipping consoles. 100 push-ups to the loser :)

    #34 4 years ago
  35. LOLshock94

    this will come out on consoles since valve are getting pretty big on the consoles

    #35 4 years ago
  36. DSB

    @34 Haha, I’ll take it :P

    But then it’s purely a question of whether the game cuts corners for consoles or not. If it’s just a charity port, then it obviously doesn’t hurt the PC version, just like the last time they put Counter-Strike on the consoles.

    @31 Portal isn’t a competitive multiplayer game, so at least if they did the job right, it won’t require a bunch of updates, balancing etc. unlike games like Team Fortress 2 or Counter-Strike. Valve has been pretty vocal about the nightmare of trying to support TF2 for consoles, especially with Microsoft running interference.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Erthazus

    “100 push-ups to the loser”

    ahahaha. Why not? :D challenge accepted.

    the only scenario for this i see that if it is ported to consoles it can be in some… VALVE Orange box for new HALF-LIFE 3 or whatever.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. viralshag

    @ 32 & 36, Thanks for clearing that up. Makes sense.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Christopher Jack

    Typical dictator Erthazus, thankfully you have no real power & no developer is dumb enough to listen to you.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. LOLshock94

    reason why half life did poorly on the xbox was because the 360 and stuff were announced and was pretty pointless buying but counter strike on xbox did really good

    #40 4 years ago
  41. DuckOfDestiny

    @3 “Now it’s time for the new Counter-Strike. My only problem is the engine.”

    Fucking agreed, I love the Steam engine, and I love the fact that it’s made so the can just keep updating and improving it, rather than producing a new engine all the time. However it’s really fallen behind and it’s going to require a massive fucking overhaul if it’s going to compete with some of the more modern games.

    Also has anything been said about this being free to play? It wouldn’t surprise me if it was.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Erthazus

    “Typical dictator Erthazus”

    Call me Iosif Stalin baby. :D

    “thankfully you have no real power & no developer is dumb enough to listen to you.”

    to listen to what? did i said something here like “don’t release CS on consoles”?
    Jeebus. Get over it fanboy. Stop hating people.

    #42 4 years ago

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  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]