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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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    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • 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 […]