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Skyrim gets 20+ minute gameplay blowout – watch

Monday, 12 September 2011 15:28 GMT By Johnny Cullen

This will be an RPG like no other, by the looks of it.

Bethesda’s released 20 minutes or so of gameplay footage of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, detailing the demo its shown to press at the company’s pre-E3 event in Utah, E3 itself, QuakeCon and PAX.

The footage, narrated by game director Todd Howard, was captured from the Xbox 360 version of the game. Get the three-parter below.

Why anyone wouldn’t want to buy this game after this is beyond us. You should definitely pre-order now if you haven’t.

Skyrim launches on November 11 on PS3, 360 and PC. It’ll be playable at Eurogamer Expo next week.

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42 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    OMG Same footage since E3 I am sick of it OMG!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Edo

    This game is freaki’n 300 hours long and they can’t show us some other parts!?!?!?!WTF!?!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1 and 2 Most of the time Dev make a self-contained part of the game and use that for the press and because of this being mostly bug free and illustrates what they want to show. They won’t or don’t have enough time to create another one maybe the current build is buggy as shit and they wouldn’t want to use that version to the press.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Perfectionist

    7:52 = DICK SHOT!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. KrazyKraut

    yep…same like always..

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Edo

    #3 Well,it wouldn’t be a Bethesda game if it wasn’t buggy.Anyways,3rd person view looks very good ,gonna play like that.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Asterixx

    I don’t want to see loads of new gameplay anyway, spoils it.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. deathgaze

    As exciting as they make their new games look, Bethesda has a reputation for promising the moon and the stars and then delivering, well, another Elder Scrolls game.

    At the end of the day, that’s all that Skyrim will be. Sure, it might have some tweaks here and there, but the minute-to-minute gameplay will likely not differ all that much from Oblivion. And, personally, that’s fine with me.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. IrrationalGamer

    Who’s more excited by Dark Souls? I want to see how good Skyrim’s core combat is compared to Dark Souls. My guess is that it’s not as good. Also, like everyone else, I’m tired of seeing the exact same gameplay that was taped in march during GDC (or whenever it was).

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @8, absolutely. thats what is with Bethesda and Todd Howard. He likes to promiss shit and talk much. At the end of the day it’s… going to be Oblivion which was a medicore game to be honest.

    I wish someone could start making a remake of Morrowind or Daggerfall, but this will never happen… Someone need to fire Todd howard and fast.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Kuwabara

    Wtf is with the Aliasing… It needs work done!!

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Moonwalker1982

    This is obviously all from E3, the only new part is the puzzle, but it is awesome nonetheless. When he approaces Bleak Falls Barrow, you can see how much attention has been spent on that. And inside that place, it looks freaking awesome, and lots of variety, in that dungeon alone was more variety than any dungeon in Oblivion.

    And sorry…Oblivion mediocre? Hey i guess it’s all about opinions but it’s my personal favorite 360 game. Mediocre…more like fantastic.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    “Bleak Falls Barrow, you can see how much attention has been spent on that.”

    and how much? You can tell us?
    Everything that was shown there was done before since Gothic 1 and games like Witcher 1-2, RISEN, Gothic series and etc.
    Nothing new and nothing big there. It was done before and even better (in 2001 game that is Gothic citizens went to sleep at night everytime for example and in the morning they came back and started to work)

    “And inside that place, it looks freaking awesome, and lots of variety, in that dungeon alone was more variety than any dungeon in Oblivion.”

    what variety? Can you tell me please? Killing more stuff is more variety? Or +1 simple little puzzle is “That” variety?

    “Hey i guess it’s all about opinions but it’s my personal favorite 360 game. Mediocre…more like fantastic.”

    more like you never played something that is better. Thats the answer. I don’t see nothing that is better than it was in Oblivion (except for maybe better map, perk system finally that is stripped from Fallout series, interesting magic mechanic with two hands.). some of the stuff like a smarthphone UI looks even worse than in Oblivion interface, although it’s easier to navigate… Everything else looks worse than in 2002 game aka Morrowind and there is no improvement on whatsoever.

    I still don’t know what this game is all about. Ok, you are dragonborn so what is the main story?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Fin

    @13

    So Day 1 and 500 hours playtime for you yeah?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @14, Of course there will be 400 hours for this after people will release 40 mods than i’m going to try it.

    you waste your time with trolling, Halo matches are awaiting you.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Is it that this is the first time it’s been released direct feed HD perhaps? Otherwise, yeah i’ve seen this off screen prior.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Fin

    @15

    Oh ok, just 100 hours to start, then 400 hours once mods are released.

    Nah man, I don’t play Halo. Indeed, across all Halo, Call of Duty, Fallout and Battlefield titles I’ve ever played, I’ve still put in less time than you have on Black Ops.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. UuBuU

    @13 – Stick to linear RPGs, kid.

    Gothic and The Witcher are decent, but the idea of trying to compare them to TES is laughable.

    That said, I do think Skyrim is taking the series in the wrong direction. I don’t think it will beat Morrowind, Daggerfall, or even Oblivion. But it will still be RPG of the year.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. MFBB

    #9 Dark Souls combat is gonne be much better.

    I always thought combat is the weak part of all Elder Scrolls game.
    Especially close combat with swords etc dosnt look good, not that much fun.

    Magic and ranged seems to be ok as usual.

    Imagine if they would just copy Demons Souls/Dark Souls combat into Skyrim….how great that would be.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I do like how it looks. Except the rain effects at end of 3rd vid leave a bit to be desired. Their snow looks better than their rain imo.

    Speaking of snow……….I will say hands down THE BEST snow/weather effects I’ve seen TO DATE (meaning my entire life) was in Resistance 3 over the weekend. I know, it surprised me as well. I’m not talking about accumulated snow (ala Uncharted 2), but rather the falling snow effect.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. UuBuU

    @20 yeah, a 2011 game REALLY shouldn’t have rain falling through roofs / objects. I hope they fix that before release.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    “Gothic and The Witcher are decent, but the idea of trying to compare them to TES is laughable.”

    laughable? Laughable in what? If you are a fanboy of TES series it’s your only problem, kid.

    I don’t have a preference over open world RPG or linear RPG but i have eyes, brain and taste to say straight facts. I like TES series ideas, but starting from Oblivion that is going a consolized direction… i don’t see any improvements at all.

    “But it will still be RPG of the year.”

    for you maybe and for some people who never played decent RPG games. If the game is open world (and heavy on exploration with shitty puzzles) it does not mean that it is better than linear RPG games. They are different of course, but i can easily compare depth in which TES series starting from Oblivion lacked compared to other RPG giants.

    Combat is going to be better at Dark Souls by a miles, Exploration and puzzles are going to be better at Zelda: SS, Story and linear experience + interesting dialog mechanic? Call Witcher 2 or Deus Ex. Heavy Exploration? Deus Ex:HR.
    So whats left for SKYRIM? Everything in the middle. Or everything that is worse than in other great RPG, adventure games. Schwing!

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Aimless

    @21 This is a Bethesda game. You’ll be lucky if people aren’t falling through roofs/objects.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. UuBuU

    @22 – Even if Oblivion was consolized somewhat, it still offered a deeper RPG experience than the Gothic games, with their lack of character creation and simplistic skill system. The only thing the Gothic games have that’s really better is a more interesting gameworld… and that comes at the expense of being more linear.

    “for you maybe and for some people who never played decent RPG games.”

    I’ve played plenty of RPGs. TES, Gothic, Baldurs Gate, Might & Magic, etc. etc. One of the main things I love about TES is the open-world, i’ll admit that… but they’ve still had fairly decent RPG elements as well. Especially Daggerfall, which is probably Bethesda’s best RPG to date.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    “Even if Oblivion was consolized somewhat, it still offered a deeper RPG experience than the Gothic games, with their lack of character creation and simplistic skill system. ”

    because they are different mate. Different. Gothic 1-2 has a big story about one character and you can’t change it’s gender or whatsoever. Each game was followed by one characters story, while TES series with each installment had one story for it’s giant continent and thats cool too because it’s how it was designed.

    I do agree about simplistic skill system in Gothic series but it was great not because of it. I absolutely agree that they should improve it in RISEN 2 in the future.

    But gothic series and TES 2-3 were equally great. One offered something that was better and in my opinion at that time no one could top these games. because they offered a great experience to RPG fans.

    “I love about TES is the open-world, i’ll admit that…”

    thats awesome. I like open world too, but you should not judge RPG’s or Adventure games if they don’t have open-world stuff. They all have different design decisions and a lot of people like more open world (like you), some people like more linear RPG’s or adventure games or JRPG which don’t have a dialog system at all and is heavy on skill/Combat system. Personally i like both (Even Jrpg’s)… But for now linear RPG games have more depth at some mechanics and i really want SKYRIM to succeed because Morrowind is my favourite Bethesda RPG (although gameplay wise Daggerfall was much better) and it is one of my favourite RPG’s. another problem is that Bethesda is probably the only one that is trying to make open-world RPG game sadly. Some games fail at this.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    My god Erthazus, you are always…just always so damn negative about things. I’m not gonna explain here why i find Oblivion amazing, cause i’d still be writing stuff down tonight, honestly.

    What i meant variety had NOTHING to do with killing enemies or whatsoever. I was only talking about the looks. Remember the dungeons from Oblivion? I think i can say there are about 10 or alittle more dungeons that look different, all the others look incredibly similar, that was easy to notice.
    This dungeon in the Skyrim video had…waterfalls, water streams, several different looks, just watch that part. In terms of the level design of the dungeon, it has plenty of variety.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    @26, thats just a graphical iprovement. RPG’s =/= graphics.

    Yes, i do agree that dungeon “look” is finally much better than in the previous games, but Morrowind for example had variety in dungeons too. there were not only dungeons… There were also tombs and etc.

    Also, just relax… I’m not negative on anything. I’m just saying things that i see and Bethesda just showed us one dungeon. We still don’t know how other 140+ look.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Fin

    @27

    “I’m not negative on anything.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    #28 3 years ago
  29. UuBuU

    @25 “another problem is that Bethesda is probably the only one that is trying to make open-world RPG game sadly. Some games fail at this.”

    Oh believe me, I long for the day when an unknown developer comes along and pulls the rug out from under Bethesda’s feet with an amazing open-world RPG.

    The problem with Bethesda now is they’re no longer making open-world RPGs just for open-world RPG fans. They’re making them for everyone who plays videogames, hence all the dumbing down.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Moonwalker1982

    That’s true, but i have faith in Bethesda. After Oblivion and its Shivering Isles DLC, Fallout 3 and its DLCs, i have alot of faith in them. I enjoyed these games immensely, and i expect to enjoy Skyrim incredibly much too. I agree that they could have shown a few different things, go off-track and just kill enemies in different ways, but they didn’t. Here’s the reason though, they didn’t record a completely new gameplay video.

    Read this, the tweets from Pete Hines

    http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1229501-the-new-official-videos/

    #30 3 years ago
  31. HeavyD-Love

    I’m actually really looking forward to getting sucked into this game. These are the creators of Fallout 3 is that correct or am i wrong?

    #31 3 years ago
  32. LOLshock94

    @31 this is made by the developers who made sniper ghost warrior

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Moonwalker1982

    Fallout 3 yes!

    Sniper ghost warrior?

    Developer(s) City Interactive
    Publisher(s) City Interactive

    #33 3 years ago
  34. iBirch

    Looks amazing. Can’t wait to lose myself in this gem.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Anders

    It amazes me that people can’t say that they are stoked for a game without getting pissed on.

    Skyrim looks awesome. I’ll play the shit out of it.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Lahanas

    Check the comments at Youtube. The PC elitists are at it again. Disgusting.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Sini

    I’m gonna have to go with combat sucking balls compared to Dark Souls gameplay vids.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Moonwalker1982

    It’s not sucking balls, it’s very different. I watched a few Dark Souls gameplay videos and honestly, at times the combat looked more clunky. What i DO notice in the Skyrim footage is how human enemies don’t really seem to react to being hit, no hit detection…if that’s the word, like hitting a tree. But when the player fights the spider, the frost troll, you do see these reactions from them when they get hit…weird.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. klewd

    @38
    fact: the combat in dark souls (which is almost identical to demon’s souls) is not clunky. demon’s souls has one of the best, if not the best, combat systems ever created. the combat in demon’s souls is responsive, realistic (in terms of physics, environment) and very rewarding because you use these factors to your advantage and it works. you become very “aware” of your character because of it. if you die in demon’s souls, it’s not because of “clunky combat”.

    i agree with the other stuff in your comment. it immediately caught my attention when first watching the e3 footage. …almost reminds me of morrowind combat.

    @13
    “what variety? Can you tell me please? Killing more stuff is more variety? Or +1 simple little puzzle is “That” variety?”

    The environment. If you have played Oblivion you should have noticed that every dungeon is built using the same modular set. Use of modular sets doesn’t have to be bad, but when it (modularity) is starting to become very apparent to the player then there’s a problem. This dungeon doesn’t look modular in the same way Oblivion’s dungeons does. That’s not to say the rest of the game will be as diverse, for all we know this could be a special dungeon, or perhaps every other dungeon in the game looks almost exactly like it.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. BloodyJoe

    This cannot really be compared with Demon’s or Dark Souls. In Souls if a dragon hits you with its fire breath youre dead. In Skyrim youre a flame sponge man, you can obviously take tons of damage before you die. In this videos the player, unlike to the Souls games, has no reason to dodge any attack, roll or block or something. And if he does, there is no accurate response. So hope they make the Skyrim battle system a little bit more direct before it is going gold.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. YoungZer0

    @39: “fact: the combat in dark souls (which is almost identical to demon’s souls) is not clunky.” Guess we played a completely different game then. The Gameplay as in every From Software game was very much clunky.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. klewd

    @41
    please elaborate on how it is clunky. we must have a very different opinion on what “clunky” means.

    #42 3 years ago

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    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]