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Rubin: IW more concerned with Modern Warfare 3 gameplay than tech

Tuesday, 6 September 2011 14:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Modern Warfare 3 producer Mark Rubin has said that Infinity Ward is more concerned with gameplay than trying to “push technology.”

Speaking in a round table discussion during Call of Duty XP last weekend, Rubin said IW’s philosophy for game development “isn’t about how fancy your engine is,” but more about pushing “gameplay more than anything else” and letting tech follow.

“For instance, when it came time to design the single-player campaign for Modern Warfare 3, one of the things we wanted to do was have the game exist in cities that people were familiar with,” he explained.

“So the previous CoDs were all over the world and they were real exotic, but they weren’t places that anyone that played the game would be at or go to.

“In MW3, its big cities – New York, London, Germany, Paris; it’s places that people have been or live in currently. When you see the game and its story unfold in your city, that’s a big deal. And just because it’s in a big city doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal. Cities, from a technology stand-point, posed a different problem from your standard small villages in the middle of Middle-east or Russia. The landscapes have to be built out further, geometry and buildings that we never had to worry about are all of a sudden a problem, so there is a lot of tech that goes into being able to do these big cities.

“We couldn’t just take MW2, and put a bunch of big buildings in it – there was a lot of tech that went into it – so that just shows you one example of how the design drove a tech feature that we didn’t have in the past. Not necessarily what’s the newest, hottest, cool shader, pixilation or sunlight; that kind of thing.

“We didn’t really go that path. Gameplay is the most important thing we care about and tech will support that.”

Other than a few updates made over the course of the last few years, Modern Warfare 3 runs on the Infinity Ward engine, the same engine used for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

The game engine has also been used in other Activision games, specifically an enhanced version for World at War. Quantum of Solace also used an altered version.

Modern Warfare 3 is out on November 8 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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34 Comments

  1. Doomsayer

    In other words: Yeah we know we suck in comparison to BF3 :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. endgame

    what tech? :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Spaff

    Oh, the city of Germany, cool. A classic city that i have visited.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    Actually, he has a point. I am looking forward to playing the MP on the London map.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    @3: LOL! Come on, give him a break.

    He’s American.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. noherczeg

    @2 :DDDDD

    #6 4 years ago
  7. minxamo

    My god, it’s like watching an argument between Einstein and a cockroach.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. HeavyD-Love

    Riiiight…..because the game plays exactly like the previous 4 installments….? I can tell they’re very concerned.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. NeoSquall

    @2 What gameplay?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @3: I lol’ed. Far as i know there are two german cities where the actions is supposed to take place; Hamburg and Berlin.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. strikkebil

    idk. seems like they care about tech to me, they always talking about 60fps . i think they had great tech. and still do, but its lacking in the visual department. it just looks a bit bleak and low res.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gama_888

    The cod bashing is getting pathetic now guys, and this is coming from a guy that hates cod.

    Hell i completely agree with this guys statement, focusing more on the gameplay rather than making your game look pretty is the way they should be going.
    But when your gameplay looks exactly the same as the last 2 iterations, this statement is invalid dude

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Strife91

    Of course they’re worried about gameplay. They SHOULD be.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    @11:

    The game does look amazing running at 60fps.

    I watched a whole load of videos from CoDXP, and there was something about them that just didn’t seem to look like I was expecting. I thought it was the resolution of the videos, but then I saw one which was running at more than the 25fps of the other ones, and I remembered what a huge efect it had.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Moonwalker1982

    Amazing? I wonder which videos you watched cause i’ve seen several too, and it’s exactly like any goddamn COD game released after MW1.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, and the 60fps smoothness looked amazing then, too.

    That’s why it won all those awards.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. IL DUCE

    @3 Lol I was going to comment on that as well…

    @5 Keep in mind him being American doesn’t represent the rest of us being as stupid as him…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. IL DUCE

    We couldn’t just take MW2, and put a bunch of big buildings in it

    Really? B/c that’s what it looks like you did…

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DSB

    Whenever I’m in the US, I’m from “Northern Europe” when meeting people. I don’t see any reason to jump into a lecture every time I have to explain where I’m from.

    Seems to me like the guy just misspoke though, I’m pretty sure Americans know where Berlin is. Even if they didn’t, I probably couldn’t pick out Idaho or Delaware on a map of the US, so I reckon it’s equal.

    @18 As much as I fear that MW3 is going the wrong way, you could say the exact same thing for Battlefield 3 once you take away all the nerdporn.

    I love the animations and the lighting, but they aren’t exactly going to do anything for the game itself.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. SangheiliSpecOp

    IW’s logic is flawed. You NEED “a fancy engine” if you want to push gameplay; MW3 is using an engine from 1999, and BF3 is using one from 2011 with superior lighting, animation, sound (that doesn’t sound like a kids toy when a gun fires), graphics, destruction and more. BF3 will have more dialogue than any FPS shooter ever made, and will have vehicles such as tanks, jets, and helos to boot. I’m not saying that I hate MW3, I’m (as well as millions of others) are getting that too because of the smoothness and simplicity of the game, but Activision and IW really doesn’t have shit on other games, and should just accept the fame that they already have instead of trying to say that their game that has hackers, no servers, and is built on a engine from 1999 is superior to other games. In fact, other CoD fans themselves are starting to see this…

    #20 4 years ago
  21. sg1974

    Generic gameplay with a mechanic that belongs on the PSOne. No thanks.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DSB

    @20 I don’t think anyone has ever tried to make the argument that the tech of CoD is somehow more advanced than anything on the market today. The same thing goes for Counter-Strike, running on an engine from 1998, which is the most played game on Steam at the moment, and Counter-Strike: Source, running on an engine from 2004, which is right now among the most sold on the same platform.

    Say what you will about DICE and their games, but they couldn’t even make proper hitboxes, or leaves that didn’t interrupt bullets with their last game.

    The point is, as impressed as you might be with what’s under the hood, if the car is no fun to drive, it matters fuck all. Which I think is the point he’s trying to make, and the point that most people who enjoy CoD try to make when faced with something as silly as “My game has more things to put on the back of the box than yours”.

    Not that graphics aren’t great. They’re great when they support a superior design, and I’m sure they do sway a lot of peoples decisions on what to take a fancy to, but they quite obviously aren’t the reason why people keep buying and playing games like CoD and Counter-Strike.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. SangheiliSpecOp

    @22, Yeah, I guess you’re right. You don’t see games boasting about their engines, but still, battlefield 3 is looking surreal, and the frostbite engine looks like it seriously kicks ass. You are eventually going to hit your limit if you use the same engine over and over again, and I think MW2 was that limit. Now IW is making a modded version of MW2 with new weapons and perks and such. Its cool, but is it truly a new game? I guess as long as its fun…..

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DSB

    Basically I don’t disagree with any of that. CoD hasn’t really changed since the first game, it’s just iterated on what it does – perhaps with the slight exception of morphing into Modern Warfare.

    You can always argue who achieves the most, but at the end of the day, I’d say the designer outdoes the engineer, when it comes to forming a game. The engineer achieves incredible things, but ultimately he does it to enable the designer.

    I love physics, I love animations, I love pretty textures and flashy stuff being super flashy, but ultimately I need to enjoy what I’m doing within that golden cage.

    Obviously Battlefield 3 is winning people over, and deservedly so for all the things they’re showing. That alone is testament to what tech can do for a game – but will most of those people be playing it ten years from now? We’ll see. It won’t be for the graphics.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DaMan

    If MW3 is running on an engine from ’99 then L4D is running on one from ’96.

    And Gran Turismo is on the one from ’98.

    I wonder who was the first internet dumbass to say that.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. SangheiliSpecOp

    @25 http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/fms/Image.php?image=http://pnmedia.gamespy.com/planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/images/news3/oxm_p4.jpg

    Bottom left corner

    #26 4 years ago
  27. JeRicHoOL

    #1
    They suck because they are caring for gameplay more than technology? If your first priority is technolgy then fine but theres a “small” amount of people who put fun/gameplay over technology.
    If a game is making fun it doesn’t need “BF-graphics”.

    #8
    People love the way it plays so why should IW change it? Because a minority disagrees? That’s now how you do business.
    CoD is a series and most games in a series are similar to eachother (FIFA, PES, Battlefield, etc.).

    #20
    If CoD is still going that successfull with such an old engine then EA should better start to wonder why. It’s not about fancy effects, photo-realistic buildings, destructable environments, etc. And it should never ever be the first priority in a game.

    #22
    Well said!

    Overall: Why should they change their gameplay?! CoD is a fast-paced arcade shooter and that’s what it should stay. That’s why it’s so successful. Jesus, if you prefer other gameplay then buy another game that suits your likes.
    It seems like Battlefield fans want to turn a second Battlefield out of CoD but that just wrong.
    People can go around all they want praising Battlefields technolgy but the majority is enjoying the CoD franchise. Why? Because they like the way it plays and not the way it looks.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. DaMan

    #26, I really don’t need you linking me to that. It started as a modified Q3 engine, however Q3 didn’t have neither the same shadows, lighting nor animations. Nor practically anything since CoD4.

    L4D (and HL2) is running on Source, which is a modified GoldSrc, which is a modified Q1 one.

    Here, I have a link for you:
    http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/call_of_duty_4_modern_warfare
    Bottom left.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. SangheiliSpecOp

    @28 ok. My point is that MW3 will be great, but eventually it will be left in the dust. Activision has the money and power to probably make some fantastic tech, and with their talent, I’m sure that they could easily make something crazy. But for now, BF3 looks like it will kick ass in a way that no FPS has done before. You guys are saying that tech doesn’t make a game, But have you even seen BF3 gameplay? Either way, the open beta is coming out this month, so DL it for whatever platform you play on and see what I’m talking about for yourself. DICE has been making battlefield multiplayer-only games sense CoD started, so I’m sure that the developers behind the tech will deliver.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. DaMan

    #29, I completely agree with that post.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. SangheiliSpecOp

    @30 <3 I'm gonna go to bed now. Night night <3

    #31 4 years ago
  32. JeRicHoOL

    #29
    I will download the BF beta but I know already that I’m not gonna buy the game because BF3 will still be the slow-paced war simulator like its predecessors. Games in a series play similar to eachother that’s why people keep buying games like Metal Gear Solid, FIFA, CoD, Battlefield, etc.
    But there’s people like me that prefer fast action like CoD is offering. I just don’t have fun with BF gameplay you know. The great technology they are using won’t help me. :/

    Also, even if the technology gets better it can also bring a series downhill in terms of quality. Best example here is the “SmackDown! vs Raw”. 2006-2007 were fantastic games (kinda “arcady”) but after that everything needed more fancy anymations, cooler graphics, basically more realism which changed the gameplay experience way too much. The gap between old title and new title became too huge.

    A lot of gamers still mourn after the first few titles of a famous series because they were the best. It’s basically same in the movie industry.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. SangheiliSpecOp

    @33, I literally strongly disagree that you’ll be able to play the BF3 beta and not buy the full game, let alone like MW3 anymore, but if you do end up picking MW3, then you are a true hardcore fan.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Demon2323

    @33, Shut up.No ones asking you to repeatedly advertise BF3.The gameplay of BF3 is sluggish, its like Medal of Honor.Yes its graphics is high, but the multiplayer is so slow, the weapons take so much time to aim down, you can camp in the environment.COD offers a more fast paced multiplayer and even though its graphics are crap compared to BF3, after playing the game most people will turn back to MW3.You like BF3 and We like Call of Duty. Thats it.

    #34 3 years ago

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    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

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

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

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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

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