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Deus Ex DLC to last around 5 hours, says Eidos

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Deus Ex’s Missing Link DLC is to last in the region of five hours, Eidos Montreal has said on its Tumblr.

“The Missing Link is approximately five hours long, but as always that varies depending on your playstyle and completionist urges,” said the team.

The DLC will fill in holes in the main game’s plot, detailing where Adam Jensen vanishes to for three days.

As per the official description: “After being tortured by Belltower agents and having his augmentations disabled, Adam Jensen must rely solely on his basic capabilities to escape from a freighter, destined for an unknown location. While fighting for his survival on the ship, he uncovers another layer to the conspiracy that he never would have suspected. As Adam, gamers will befriend new, mysterious allies and fight ruthless enemies to discover what was happening in the shadows during the events.”

The Missing Link will be made available in October on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Steam, and OnLive.

Thanks, GameFront.

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40 Comments

  1. Zonejeu

    5 hours is pretty good for a DLC, but we still have to check the quality of it, and also how much it’ll cost.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    @1 It’s a good length because they simply ripped out of the main game and pawned it off as extra content.

    Which is exactly why I’ll pass.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    @2: Know this for sure? Why don’t they just release it now?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @2 Obviously it’s scheduled for release on a certain date.

    The game itself has a gaping hole in its plot. This DLC conveniently covers that entire section of the story, and is coming out only a few weeks after release.

    It’s a bit like the Epilogue of Prince of Persia or the two missions of the AC2 DLC. They were clearly supposed to be part of the main story. This is one type of DLC I find inexcusable.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    @4: What plothole do you mean? Please clarify.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. RyanMartin1991

    I don’t understand why people use the time argument with DLC. Devs have weeks, sometimes a few months to create DLC in the run up to release when a game has gone Gold.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @4 There’s only part of the story where you suddenly end up back in Detroit and out that Jensen has been in stasis for a few weeks, blah blah blah.

    This is that part.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. cgalla2000

    I can’t be the only one who wants a DLC mission that involves getting Jensen’s mirror fixed.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @7: Suddenly end up back in detroit? Did it miss that?

    Also: How is it a plothole? Jensen could easily sleep a few weeks in a stasis pod.

    @8: You’re not. There is reason to believe that the hotel is keeping the replacement mirror for themselves.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    @9 But he didn’t “sleep in stasis for a few weeks.” Eidos stated in the press release themselves that this part of the story takes place between those two parts of the story.

    Conveniently.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. schnide

    @Ireland Michael

    You don’t end up back in Detroit, that’s quite blatantly obvious.

    I know where you’re coming from on the general idea of publishers releasing levels as DLC that should have been part of the main game and were ripped out of the first release, but honestly, do you really feel like you were short-changed in the amount of content you were given in the main release alone? It’s a massive, and indeed, amazing game in its own right.

    I can quite easily believe that The Missing Link just wasn’t finished in time so they’re releasing it separately as DLC. And it perfectly fits the story, so I’ll enjoy it when it comes.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. viralshag

    “having his augmentations disabled, Adam Jensen must rely solely on his basic capabilities to escape from a freighter”

    Been there, done that, got the achievments and video to prove it. No augs play through means nothing to me. NOTHING. I OWN THIS GAME. I OWN YOU. (ME2 Ref) :P

    #12 3 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @10: So let me get this straight. You really think they already finished that part of the game and then said “STOP! Why not include it as a DLC?”

    Granted, it might have been part of the story (If you ask me, it could ruin the pacing), but i actually think they had not enough time to polish and finish it, instead of assuming they just want to rip us off.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    I am with Michael on this one. They said before that they planned much more content to begin with and even more cities.

    but i also think that the content that was in the game is enough. The game is great but it’s very repetitive.
    you are going to do the same thing: Press Q + use hacking a LOT. I finished the game for example without any shooting or killing someone (tried sometimes experiment with guns blazing or killing guys just to see cool animation. Thank god for old school quick load and quick save)

    The story in this game is not impressive at all to experience something that is missing in this game. I found all that conspiracy theory pretty much weak in the end compared even to first Deus Ex with 4 lame endings which are just videos (if i didn’t missed something.)

    Even endings in the first game felt more important and felt connected to the character. With HR i don’t feel that alone except for one ending in which you destroy the Panachea.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @13 “So let me get this straight. You really think they already finished that part of the game and then said “STOP! Why not include it as a DLC?”

    Yes, this is exactly what I think. The way the story just “cuts off” and goes ahead a few weeks with a throwaway explanation is enough proof for me. It’s really fucking lazy.

    I don’t believe for a second that this ended up on the cutting-room floor. It’s amazing how often many games “conveniently” end up with parts of their story missing nowadays.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @14: I fucking knew it! I knew the developer should never mention the other city hubs! Now people are going to think they getting some canceled stuff.

    To be honest, i actually think it’s not enough. Not enough at all. I was really missing another city hub. When i heard i was heading to Montreal i was really happy, only to find out that there is only one level. I want more sidequests, way more sidequests.

    The game is as repetitive as you are. Nobody’s forcing you to play it stealthy.

    @15: Judging by their past interviews, you better believe they left alot of material lying on the floor. The story of DX:HR was complete without the DLC, so i don’t understand why you’re so upset about it.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    “I fucking knew it! I knew the developer should never mention the other city hubs! Now people are going to think they getting some canceled stuff.”

    you never know to begin with. New cities means that there are a lot of cut content.

    “The game is as repetitive as you are. Nobody’s forcing you to play it stealthy.”

    i played it steathy because it’s the only mechanic game had more variety than just shooting people in the face and you also get more reward (Ghost (500) + more experience which i think is a mistake for this kind of game.)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @17: Since stealth is more difficult and takes more time, it should be rewarded with more xp. Though i think the game should’ve a more dynamic xp system. Like if you kill more people in less time and such.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    You want to know why the Bosses were so out of place and random? Edios had outsourced the boss battles to another studio.

    Just another piece of evidence that this studio doesn’t know what they are doing if Deus Ex: HR is evidence enough. No evolution and they outsource their work. I can understand art because who wants to model the same thing 20x but Bosses? That should be something done in house.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @16 It wouldn’t be so bad if the game and the story that is there were any good. As it stands, neither is.

    This is just one more nail in the head.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    Stealth is not more difficult. With that stupid AI it’s very easy and it’s not long especially with few right augmentations.

    First Deus Ex had much better reward system. There was no experience for killing people at all. You get experience for doing stuff. NPC’s were just a precious loot and i liked that much more.

    Now, it’s much better to do a pacifist road (more exp) + GHOST and it hurts the gaming experience. Although finding hiding places and rewards for them is a cool idea. Still there is not enough balance. When i finish everyone in the level with being a pacifist i’m exploring everything for additional experience. 100 or sometimes even 300 is too much for this game considering what augmentations you get and how less of a level exp you need for the next level. In my opinion these rewards should be when enemy is still alive and when it’s dead you should not recieve exp at all.
    Because you are exploring on your own for the loot or information and i think thats enough for the reward.

    Not much of a challenge. IMO

    #21 3 years ago
  22. viralshag

    I never ever ever thought I would say this… but I pretty much completely agree with Erth.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. YoungZer0

    @21: Sure it’s not difficult, but it’s still more difficult then randomly shooting people.

    @20: Agreed. But think about it. If the main game had such a lackluster story, how is a dlc going to change that? It will always leave a bad taste in your mouth.

    Kind of like playing Fallout 3.

    @19: Boss Battles don’t belong in a DX Game anyway.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    @23

    Well they can, just add more variety to how to defeat the bosses instead of shooting them down. Most of those bosses were stupid and forced you to play a certain style. Half of them practically make it impossible without having a certain augment. When I found it it made sense on how random and forced those battles were and not exactly needed either. I didn’t even know their names until I read the wiki about them.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    @24: Dunno man, i was just throwing mines like a baws.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    Well my first playthrough I was going for ghost so I didn’t pick up lethal weapons. That tactic really borked me on the playthrough until I got my ass kicked so many times I finally looked up the tactics for them and realized how they were then I started picking up mines and one lethal weapon. But for that lightning chick it was just jumping up and down and taking health shots(?) to survive that onslaught. Thankfully I had lots of those not sure how else you would do that battle without the augment or having lots of health boosts.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    What i also find is that NPC’s are lacking with communication with each other especially when AI in this game is so horrible.

    Once you finish one guy, everyone gives rats ass about him. What i liked in Metal Gear Solid 2 is that when you finish someone, NPC’s starting to search that guy by using various communication devices and in the end they send a squad to find that guy.
    If squad fails to find the target you get an alarm and everyone starts to search you.

    I seriously felt that they lacked that feature. Stealth or not. It was really easy to knock everyone out.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. YoungZer0

    @27: Yeah, i was actually missing that too. I mean, sure DX1 had that, but it’s 2011 now. A lot of the art-direction also seem to have been inspired by MGS2, especially the FEMA Building. They could’ve made stealth way more difficult that way and the hiding of bodies much more rewarding.

    @26: Fail. Seriously. If you’re anything like me you take every weapon you can get. If you have the chance, you’ll sell it. But since you won’t have any chance to sell anything when you’re in the FEMA Building, you have enough time you collect some nice weapons.

    I only used non-lethal weapons, but always had invested a lot into sidearms, in case shit got real.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Fin

    It’s not a stealth game though, it’s an action/stealth/talky rpg. I would’ve enjoyed it a lot less had the AI been better and be able to activate an alarm whenever one of their friends goes missing.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. YoungZer0

    @29:

    Guard named Jeff: “ALARM, INTRUDER!”
    Guard named Joe steps out of the toilette: “What’s the problem?”
    Jeff: Joe is miss- oh here you are.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Phoenixblight

    @28

    No because you can’t have a lot of items That tranq rifle and stun gun takes up a lot of space with the ammo and health boosts. Plus I Thought it would be like the original where it didn’t force you to play a certain style. I know now it was the wrong idea but it helped me realize that the game is really nothing like the original.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. DSB

    I like the fact that they wait for you to finish your needlessly long takedown animation, before pouncing on you. As long as I have energy and I keep tapping “Q”, they’ll be too amazed by my sweet moves to do anything about it.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. YoungZer0

    @31: That’s why you invest in strength, so you can have a bigger inventory.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight

    @33

    I know this by endgame, I had all of the inventory but like I said the first two battles I was playing as stealth character not realizing that the game forces you to play a specific style, that is what I am complaining about. That is nothing like the original.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    @DSB, because it’s easier for the game to calculate your movement and exprience. If guys started to do something in front of this animation something can go apeshit with the game code or AI.
    It’s much easier to do and show things while world sleeps at that moment.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. YoungZer0

    @34: Yeah, it isn’t. But i can see past that. Can you?

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Phoenixblight

    @36

    That not just one of my gripes with the game I am with Michael and DSB. The game was not that good, whole bunch of flaws not just with the story but the actual design of the game. It didn’t deserve a 9 hell at best I would say a 7. Somewhat solid gameplay but everything around it was just tacked on crap.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. YoungZer0

    @37: I liked the gameplay. Thought the characters were very shallow, thought most mechanics weren’t flashed out and the story and writing are just bad.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Phoenixblight

    @38

    The game play was pretty solid it was just the heavily scripted AI that were really stupid then not sure if you saw this but if you silent take down no one heard it even if a guy was right next ot but if you do a lethal take down everyone and their mother knew it. Some of the non lethal take downs were really loud and not one responded to those but if you stuck a blade through a guys throat somehow everyone knows about it?

    #39 3 years ago
  40. YoungZer0

    @39: Agreed, that was a stupid decision. I also thought that the number of take downs was really, really short.

    #40 3 years ago

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  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    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 […]