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Rockstar drops first Max Payne 3 trailer – watch it now

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Boom. That’s a megaton boom, baby. All for a trailer.

Rockstar’s released, as promised, the first trailer for Max Payne 3. This comes two-and-a-half years after the game was first announced.

The game’s being made by Rockstar’s Vancouver studio, with help coming across from studios in New England, Toronto and London.

The video details how Max got his new job in Sao Paolo, as well as answering the question of how he went bald.

This is a ruddy great trailer that you can get below. Get watching, gringo.

Max Payne 3 launches next March for PS3, 360 and PC.

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57 Comments

  1. Johnny Cullen

    Rockstar can still throw out a good trailer.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Fin

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. noherczeg

    This isn’t Max Payne…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Edo

    I don’t know why but the plot itself reminds me of “Man on Fire”.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Wow now, what’s with the heavy aliasing? I have faith in Rockstar to make a quality game though. But i agree, it doesn’t really have that Max Payne vibe…yet.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    @3: How many years would you guess have passed for Max, since MP2?
    I thought that was a really good trailer. I didn’t know what to expect when they showed his new look before, but this just might work, and I’m interested to see how it’s going to play :)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. hypeb147

    This game is gonna be great!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. triggerhappy

    Love the music :D

    #8 3 years ago
  9. HeavyD-Love

    Very John McClane Die Hard 3 vibe I’m getting. I’m sold.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. noherczeg

    @6 I just said that this trailer didn’t bring back almost any feels to me from let’s say the first one. I do know that this is only a trailer, but they should have put in something for the oldschool fans too. I can’t even see there any bullettime effects etc..

    So this can be good in the end, but from only this material I can only guess, that the feel to it won’t match the predecessor’s thats all.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. HeavyD-Love

    ^ Huh? I suggest all you naysayers watch the trailer again, you’ll notice the following.

    1. They had the classic Max Payne voiceover.
    2. They had the classic Max Payne music.
    3. They showed Max Payne in his traditional look with black suit, hair, then shaving it off, it’s 10 years later, it makes sense.
    4. They showed FOUR (yes count em FOUR) firing shots going in slo mo hinting at bullet time.

    What more do you want for a first trailer?

    I think they did a great job. Yes it’s different, but they’re keeping true to the original WHILE ALSO pushing forward in a new direction. Respect.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. triggerhappy

    @ HeavyD-Love: Yeh I got that too :D Max McClane: The Game :P

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    I don’t feel Max Payne noir in that trailer.

    Although i’m sure if it’s made by Rockstar North it should be a very good game.

    Or should i say a good sequel to Max Payne 2.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. triggerhappy

    @ Erthazus: Nah theres definitely no noir in there. But this game is now officially on my radar. A few weeks ago I had this down as Meh Payne. I was wrong.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Len

    Like the hangover comment, looks just like him! ;)

    Wait and see with this for me but has potential…

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Metal Gear

    Payne And Lynch :(

    #16 3 years ago
  17. tenthousandgothsonacid

    In the last couple of years Rockstar have saved a couple of games (RDR and LAN) from being average and given them the extra time to be polished up into 90% Metacritic averages. Even though the studios can still go bust afterwards it makes a pleasant change from Disney/Codemasters etc.

    So I reckon this will at least be well presented…

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    Yep. definetily, no charm at all.

    It looks like Kane and Lynch 3 or rockstar’s typical game with reskinned characters. One of the huge hooks for the first 2 games were the graphic novel / Film Noir stylish storytelling and it’s atmosphere.

    Everything is missing here. Just a typical your everyday 3rd person shooter won’t do the trick.

    Of course, thank god that it’s not a DMC situation, but disturbing because it’s still a rockstar North’s game and Rockstar = Quality

    #18 3 years ago
  19. strikkebil

    omg u gays they made some changes to the original games, im so not buying this. and they even changed his hair! wtf!!!

    #19 3 years ago
  20. ninjanutta

    dont be so fuckin silly,this looks like max 10 years later,perfectThis game will rock.he shaved his hair off,didnt u see???????

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Fin

    Can’t tell if serious or sarcastic…

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @ 11
    + 1000

    #22 3 years ago
  23. someguy2

    @18 Max Panye 3 is being worked on by Vancouver, London and New England but not North.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. NeoSquall

    @11 you forgot

    5. LOTS of bullets in every action scene

    I wonder if Max will replace painkillers with alcool now :P

    #24 3 years ago
  25. M. K.

    The only thing that was Max Payne in this trailer, was the music. No Remedy = No Max Payne, very simple.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Dralen

    It didn’t feel like Max Payne to me either, yeah it had the music and the original vo cast, but it doesn’t have the noir feel anymore. But hey, I’m sure it will be a great game.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. TerraZet

    The only problem is the story AND story telling will be complete shit. Lets take a look at the first two stories by Sam Lake.

    Max Payne 1: A detective with nothing to lose looks for his wife and child’s murderer while getting caught up in a world of organized crime. Ends with him avenging his best friend and family.

    Max Payne 2: Back on the force, Max dives back into past over a woman in the first game. The game ends with him getting over his families death and finally at peace with himself.

    I dont see how you can stretch that story into another game. The second game ended with closure and the original development team moved on.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    To me it just looked like any other Rockstar game, like theres some written rule that every game has to have a guy behind a desk surrounded by goons.

    Maybe its Euphoria but they all just tend to blend in with one another after awhile.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. _LarZen_

    Looks good but they should just call it something else…this aint Max Payne as I remember.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. YoungZer0

    I see, a lot of you people don’t seem to be familiar with Neo Noir flicks like City of God. Oh well, gotta be leather coats, New York City and low colour saturation to be Noir for you folks, right?

    @13: Not made by R* North. Main Developer is Rockstar Vancouver. Then comes Toronto, London and New England.

    @27: Ouch. So you don’t see how a new place can also bring a new story? Did you thought this comment through?

    #30 3 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    Its barely a new story though, in fact its just Man on Fire.

    Actually why not just make a Man on Fire game? Oh because they already had the IP and could just shit out a white Denzel swigging from a bottle of KONG.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Moonwalker1982

    What happened with Remedy by the way? Why aren’t they involved anymore? I haven’t followed the happenings, so that’s why i’m wondering.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Gekidami

    ^ They sold the IP to R* ages ago.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Moonwalker1982

    Ah man what a shame. They should have kept it,but then…Alan Wake probably would’ve never seen the light of day. A game i have yet to finish, i just don’t take the time for it.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. DSB

    Looks good.

    I hope they don’t try to “diversify” from the original game. Max Payne is one-dimensional, the story should be entirely self-contained, without any sort of nuance, and it’s supposed to be driven forward by the action.

    I fear they might try to reinvent the wheel, when people are perfectly happy with the ones they had.

    Personally I wouldn’t be very interested in a Max Payne 2½. Max Payne 2 was essentially Max Payne 1½. It was still entertaining, but it was hardly inspired in any way, shape or form.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Patrick Garratt

    That looks to me as though Max is going to shoot a lot of people. I’ll play it.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Moonwalker1982

    In MP1 i could never get over his horrible face, man that stuff was so weird. So much bad shit happening to him and he was smiling in a menacing or more like..ridiculous way.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. TerraZet

    @30 stop thinking you’re right about everything. You’re clearly up your ass, it reeks.

    Whats going on with Max Payne 3 does not suit his character at all, neither does it suit the ‘weird, mysterious and creepy’ vibe that 1 and 2 had

    But please humour us some more with your “OH MAN I’M SO ABOVE EVERYONE RIGHT NOW THAT I’M GONNA MASTURBATE TO MY MIRROR… AGAIN!!”

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Erthazus

    @DSB,
    “Personally I wouldn’t be very interested in a Max Payne 2½. Max Payne 2 was essentially Max Payne 1½. It was still entertaining, but it was hardly inspired in any way, shape or form.”

    Agree 100%. I really don’t want Max Payne 2½. By the looks of it, it sure is not that.
    but still, i miss noir and stylish atmosphere from the first two games and as you said… Yes, i don’t want them to reinvent the wheel.

    @38, relax, he masturbates in front of his mirror all the time. Especially if you will say that new DMC look is horrible. After that you will see a giant post full of shit because you are WRONG!

    #39 3 years ago
  40. YoungZer0

    @38: You’re making this pretty easy for me, since you clearly don’t put any thought in your comments.

    “‘weird, mysterious and creepy’”

    You must be talking about the dream sequences, nothing really weird, creepy or mysterious about the games.

    Max has no reason to stay in New York. He lost his wife, his child, his lover. One of his best friends turned out to be his worst enemy.

    He has no reason to stay in shape, no reason to go on. Going to a completely different country makes sense.

    Why don’t you humour me and tell me what you think suits and doesn’t suit the character of Max Payne?

    @39: Cry harder. :)

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Maximum Payne

    I love the music brings up the memory but I have more Gta vibe at beginning and more Stranglehold vibe when shooting started.
    But agree there very no noir :(

    #41 3 years ago
  42. TD_Monstrous69

    This has been off my radar for so long, and now it’s back. I agree with Edo, it does remind me a bit of Man on Fire, but I loved Man on Fire, and thought this trailer looked awesome. Now I’m definitely looking forward to it come March 2012 (though I’m callin it now, it gets pushed back into May, just because this is what usally happens with their games) [GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, need I say more]. Admittingly, I’ve never played the Max Payne games, so I hope for some HD re-release (on consoles) of the first two before this comes out, so I can maybe get some background on the story a bit more.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. IL DUCE

    @30 Agreed, City of God – great movie…

    MP3 looks good to me

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Stardog

    Looks totally average. Anyone interested in playing this should be banned from VG247. I can’t believe you’d want to fund these dicks who just want to rape the franchise.

    Give Remedy 50 extra employees and let them make it.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. LOLshock94

    yeah this was an awesome trailer, i havent played any max payne games but is it open as in half life 2 open or is it narrow like call of duty?

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Maximum Payne

    @45 It is narrow like Call of duty but have actually great story and characters unlike CoD :P

    #46 3 years ago
  47. sb319

    Personally I like the look of the new DMC game, and the new Max Payne. Bring on the new!

    #47 3 years ago
  48. M. K.

    Funny how some people still try to make this game look good for themselves after this poor trailer.

    It’s not Remedy
    It’s no Max Payne Style
    Rockstar Games don’t have good stories
    Rockstar Games don’t have good controls (this gen actually)
    Rockstar Games don’t have good main characters

    Please discuss :F

    #48 3 years ago
  49. LOLshock94

    @48 bruce off gta 4 is hands down the best character ever created

    #49 3 years ago
  50. DSB

    1. So?
    2. You could be right, but you haven’t played the game
    3. You’re right, but you haven’t played the game
    4. So if they don’t have good controls, and they don’t have good stories, how are they selling games?
    5. The main character? Max Payne!

    #50 3 years ago
  51. HeavyD-Love

    If you don’t like it, don’t buy it, shut the fuck up, and stop complaining.

    I enjoyed 1 and 2 very VERY much, and I can appreciate what they’re trying to do with the series here (my points in post #11 as to why I’m satisfied with the reveal trailer), keep some old, yet bring in some new. It’s a hard balance for sure.

    If they produced a Max Payne 3 that looked more like MP1 and MP2, then people would be complaining that it’s not a full sequel, looks too last gen, and should be a download/digital title for less money. (although a MP1/MP2 HD download bundle would be fucking tits)

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Fin

    @51

    Yup. No matter what developers do, a vocal minority will bitch and complain.
    Welcome to the internet :)

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Cygnar

    I don’t get what all the fuss is about. It looks decent, but it doesn’t go beyond my expectations. Maybe it is so exciting just because it is Max Payne, or more generally, a Rockstar game. Am I missing something?

    The story of the earlier games was excellent for a PS2-era action game, but that wasn’t enough for me–the gameplay became a chore after the novelty of diving around in bullet time wore off. I can’t expect the third game to be just like the first two, but it’s difficult being excited when the old games were so shallow from a gameplay perspective.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. DSB

    There’s nothing mindblowing about the trailer beyond the nostalgic reacquaintance, and it does look pretty old.

    I don’t think most people had a hard time getting through the old games, and personally I’d welcome some nicely engineered action, without neccesarily trying to take a bunch of writers way beyond their competence. Of course that’s also Rockstars achilles heel. Everything has to be hoity toity social realism these days, and how they managed to sell that as somehow being entertaining or high brow is beyond me.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be yet another utterly uninspired lullaby. But if they do stay true to the original, then I’m buying the ticket and taking the ride.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. ultramega

    I’ve never played the others, but it looks fucking awesome. Nearly everything Rockstar touches is gold, so it should be.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. DaMan

    Back when Max Payne came out, practically all third person shooter games involved nothing but dispatching hordes of braindead enemies, with barely any setting. Remedy’s title was at the very least above those. It was also so dark it was almost funny.

    Oh and it wasn’t PS2 era, it was end of millenium PC era. PS2 got a terrible port almost a year down the line.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. daytripper

    looks brilliant, this and mass effect 3 in the same month? get in :-D

    #57 3 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]