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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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    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]