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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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  • Pre-ordering State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition in US nets an in-game knife

    Those who pre-order the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will net a bonus, according to Undead Labs. Select retailers in the US will offer the following knives as in-game pre-order bonus content: GameStop -  The Avalonian :  A true work of art, taken off the body of a fantasy enthusiast whose excitement at having […]

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon World gameplay teaser video released

    Today, Atari has provided a look at gameplay for Rollercoaster Tycoon World. Set for release during the first part of this year, the game allows players to build their own rides and which can be shared with other players. It will also feature four-player co-op.

  • One Heist challenge in GTA Online pays out $10 million in cash

    GTA Online’s new Heists content was previewed by various outlets at GDC 2015 this week, and according to hands-on with the free upcoming content, there’s over 20 hours worth of things to do and quite a bit of money to gain. Oh, and a VTOL Hydra jet too. According to a really informative piece from […]

  • Activision Blizzard makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list

    For the first time, Activision Blizzard has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2015. The survey conducted by Fortune found the company “ranked highly with its employees” which felt the atmosphere was friendly and place in which they could “be themselves.” “We have always considered Activision Blizzard to be […]

  • Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend nets players special monster skin

    A Evolve community event is taking place this weekend, and participants will receive a special skin for Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith. Dubbed the Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend, it’s the first in a series of upcoming online community challenges and events taking place over the coming months. Those who log-in starting today at 9pm PST […]

  • This video teases contents of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3

    A teaser video and images for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3 have been posted by Capcom. The assets can be considered potential spoilers, so just be aware of that before having a look. The game’s Season Pass costs $20, and the disc version releases March 17 in North America and on March 20 […]

  • GTA Online Heists teaser video is extremely short

    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]