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Final Fantasy brand “greatly damaged,” says Wada

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 11:47 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said that the Final Fantasy brand had been “greatly damaged” following the launch of Final Fantasy XIV last year.

Speaking at a press conference in Japan this morning, Wada merely said in simple terms “The Final Fantasy brand has been greatly damaged,” when asked about FFXIV.

The Squeenix president added, however, that it would “continue with our reform work, which basically amounts to fully redoing the game, and hope to revive the FFXIV that should have been released.”

No mention was made of the PS3 version, which has gone quiet since gamescom last year.

Final Fantasy XIV launched last September for PC, but got out of the game with bad reviews and more.

Thanks, Andriasang.

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31 Comments

  1. awaltzforvenus

    Hint: You guys have done a lot more to damage Final Fantasy than just Final Fantasy XIV, Square.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Just release that FF7 Remake so people can finally shut up.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. deadstoned

    Final Fantasy XIV us beyond improvement, kill it and give money back. I expect that’ll please customers.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. 2plus2equals5

    ff14? Why don’t we talk about ff13? I’m not an expert of ff, but ff13 has the WORST battle system i’ve ever played.
    I didn’t even finish the game, too bad that i want to see the end of the story.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Clupula

    The battle system in FFXIII was great. I’ve found that most people who don’t like it were simply too lazy to go to the options screen and turn off auto-battle.

    In fact, I’m getting the impression that you didn’t play long enough to see all the features of the battle system. Admittedly, though, making the first 20 hours of the game one big tutorial was probably not the brightest idea on Squeenix’s part.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. kupocake

    “I’ve found that most people who don’t like it were simply too lazy to go to the options screen and turn off auto-battle.”

    Doesn’t this kind of say ‘The battle system is fantastic. You just have to turn it off first’?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Kabby

    Anything after 9 is just bad. Presentation over game play.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. deathgaze

    Yeah, we shouldn’t have to play a crappy game for 20 hours in order to find a good game.

    I never thought I’d say this, but I think it’s time for Final Fantasy to die. At least for a good while until Square can decide to give everyone the real RPG that they want instead of the waffling about that they’re doing now.

    I’ve read interviews with Wada before. He constantly emphasizes how “hard” it would be to do what people want and apologizes for the quality of the latest Final Fantasy game. He’s a whiny wimp. Want to save Final Fantasy? Stop being creatively lazy, get off your collective asses and decide to make a decent freakin’ video game again.

    It’s not that hard, I promise. You used to do it all the time.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. viralshag

    @8 /pat on the back.

    He speaks the truth.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DLTDawnlight

    I say just forget about XIV and focus on FF vs. XIII and your new Final Fantasy XV. Square dwells too much in the past with all of these ports and remakes they produce.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    For me personally I dislike the style they went with from ff10 onwards. That futuristic medieval vibe. Sure its great for cosplay & guys who like to dress like the fairy princess they’ll never be, but leaves me cold.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Deacon

    It’s getting so damn painful / embarrassing to hear the constant stream of apologies and promises from this once great studio.

    As #8 said, with all their talent, it really shouldn’t be hard to rectify their mistakes and give their countless fans something they actually want.

    How did XIV even get released in such a broken state?!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. viralshag

    @12, And what makes it sad is the fact that of the few friends that played FFXIV, they all had some really good things to say about the game. Sadly, it didn’t count for anything as the state of the game overall, was very poor.

    I’m not normally one to miss an MMO but there was just too much negative feedback to ignore. Such a shame really.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. NeoSquall

    They can’t kill Final Fantasy, or else they would be forced to strip the FF XXVII poster from Pritchard’s Office.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. silkvg247

    Why am I the only person who enjoyed the first 20 hours of FFXIII (given that it’s linearity and story driven gameplay was in-line with almost every predecessor), and then got hopelessly bored/lost once it went open ended?

    Everytime I try and get back into it I just have no idea where to go, so give up.

    As for XIV, I just don’t understand the gameplay of it at all. Even the questing is weird (time limit, seriously?) And the menu based UI is frankly abysmal and I won’t give the game a second look ’til it has a more normalised PC front end.

    It’a a shame though because I did like the overall look of the game, and the intro. Heck I didn’t even mind combat “that” much, other than aformentioned menu dynamics. With a fixed UI and a proper questing system the game would probably be good.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    “driven gameplay was in-line with almost every predecessor), and then got hopelessly bored/lost once it went open ended?”

    What? None of the FF were as linear as FFXIII. One of the complaints about FFX was its linear way of progression and then with FFXIII they do it even more?

    The combat which was even more restricted with being able to control a single character? It was final Fantasy with No Carbs or No sugar. SOmehow the designers thought “AUto-Battle” was a good idea.

    Then the sphere system which was the sphere grid on a linear path in fact they should have removed that system in the first place and just do it old school style where the characters get their abilities as they progress instead of the whole facade of choice.

    “Everytime I try and get back into it I just have no idea where to go, so give up.”

    So then to do anything in your life you need someone like your parents to constantly tell you what you need to do. That’s just sad.

    “The battle system in FFXIII was great. I’ve found that most people who don’t like it were simply too lazy to go to the options screen and turn off auto-battle.”

    I didn’t like it and you can’t turn off “auto-battle” You just change where the default selection is like abilities so you aren’t tempted to just mash the confirm button. Sorry but Square thought this was a good idea and then put it as the default setting its completely and utterly their fault for removing the tactical choices of the last games. No removing of choices saved this game infact thats all they did for FFXIII. Is took what worked for previous games and removed 90% of the choices and then put an “auto-battle” on top it so you could essentially become a button masher if Square didn’t want that, they would have removed the selection.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Deacon

    FFXIII, for all its flaws, had one of, if not THE best combat systems in a modern RPG.

    I will defend it from you fucktards until you wake the hell up!

    Phoenix, saying it’s not tactical just makes you look like a dumbass. Where were the different paradigms in FFVII & VIII ?
    XIII requires you to PLAN SHIT OUT and to setup your team properly, and even then you have to change on the fly, improvise, experiment, depending on circumstances. When the hell did previous FF’s do this, other than XII?

    #17 3 years ago
  18. 2plus2equals5

    @5:
    Sorry but absolutely no.
    I’ve played with slow battles(to get a minimum of control) until the l’cie that wants to kill you(after the fal’cie with 5 heads).
    Do the battle system change after that battle? No. I used to AVOID battles, because i really don’t like them! And we are talking about a jrpg!
    Sorry but i find really pathetic when one stops at a certain point and someone says something like “the best of the game is after that point” or “you can’t judge because you don’t have completed the game”… A good game is good most of the time, not after 20 hours or even less. I’m not complaining about linearity, SE made everything wrong with the battle system, the most important thing in a rpg’s gameplay, no excuses.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Deacon

    @18 avoid battles? it sounds to me like you failed to grasp the concept of the paradigm system, and possibly the game itself.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Kabby

    XIII is bad. Just accept it.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    “XIII requires you to PLAN SHIT OUT and to setup your team properly, and even then you have to change on the fly, improvise, experiment, depending on circumstances. When the hell did previous FF’s do this, other than XII?”

    Final Fantasy 10 allowed you to not only change members on the fly but allowed you to control all characters. And they allowed you to do it right at the beginning of the fucking game not 20 hours in.

    “I will defend it from you fucktards until you wake the hell up!”

    Keep defending it but even Square said it was horribly implemented so much so they are throwing FFXIII-2 as a way to make up for their last mistake of FFXIII.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DaMan

    No bishounens, upskirts, phallic swords, pompous midis or screen swirling anymore? Bummer.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. silkvg247

    @16 firstly, lol @ pointless trolling? How bizzarre. Perhaps I should indeed call my retired parents in Spain and ask them where to go next in this large, empty field!

    Secondly, I also hate the combat in FFXIII which is another reason I don’t go back to it. I’m not sure why you assumed I liked the combat as I said no such thing. I agree with you that the standard “learn as you level” approach was better for characters; to me it made each charcter more unique. It’s why the SNES FF’s were my favourite.

    My statement about the first 20 hours being simialr to other FF games is true. A set path, a set story and set characters. That is the difference between JRPG’s and the more open ended PC RPG’s. As someone who has played and completed all but the original NES games I feel I am qualified to make the comparison, are you?

    FFXIII tried to do both linear and non-linear and failed. You can’t have an open ended non linear feel to a game that has for the first 20 hours led you down a path and told a solid story. It’s like reading a book and then having the last 200 pages fly out in random directions, whilst also mysteriously losing their page numbering.

    It’s also got half of the pre-requisties for an open non-linear game completely missing. NPC’s, quests and so on. Yes I found a town, but God it was dull.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. loki

    ок PC it is way too FAIL
    fixed

    #24 3 years ago
  25. silkvg247

    @17 You might like the combat system but I’m afraid it does have one serious flaw: You are not in direct control of your party. For ANY party driven RPG it is kind of essential to be able to, you know, control your party.

    Yes you can change the AI of your party via paradigms, and yes the AI will respond to exposed weaknesses, but personally I would prefer that the combat be turn based. Despite what you seem to think, there is a lot of strategy to be had in turn based combat, and those who think otherwise have no doubt never beated the harder, secret bosses in the older FF games.

    Long story short I don’t want the computer playing my characters for me. It takes away way more than it gives back.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    @12 Any real talent that Square ever had (Sakaguchi, Matsuno, Takahashi) has been long gone from the company. Square do little more than rehash the same derivative steretoypes over and over and over again nowadays. It’s gotten boring to the point that nobody really cares anymore.

    @15 The problem there was that, even though FFXIII “opened up” after the first 20 hours, there was barely anything to do in these open areas anyway. The game was barren of content.

    I honestly didn’t mind the battle system of FFXIII itself. The problem with FFXIII was everything else that surrounded it. The stupid and restrictive “levelling” system, the horribly derivative characters, and the terrible story.

    It’s the only Final Fantasy I’ve ever traded in. And that’s includes FFX-2.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    “My statement about the first 20 hours being simialr to other FF games is true. A set path, a set story and set characters. That is the difference between JRPG’s and the more open ended PC RPG’s. As someone who has played and completed all but the original NES games I feel I am qualified to make the comparison, are you?”

    What I am talking about is the games prior to FFX and FFXII itself did have a linear story I am completely fine with that what I am talking about is that FFXIII was a long ass hallway with no choice in where to progress in the world, thats what I am talking about. I am also qualified to compare older FF’s to the current one as I also started on the NES. FFXIII only allowed you to go through world after 30 hours in and even then it wasn’t open but once you beat the game then you can do all those missions.

    I am completely fine with a set story, Catherine and Shin Megami games are my favorite my problem is long polished hallways for 30 hours with only controlling one character and piece mealing the combat and options through out the game.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. The Evil Pope

    The franchise has become stale and boring as it’s been milked to death…

    #28 3 years ago
  29. The Evil Pope

    @24 – calm down fanboy!

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Bleener

    it’s far more damaged by the release of FF13-2 then FF14 or the fact they can’t seem to handle FF13 versus development in a reasonable time frame even for a FF game

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Avatar226

    just saying i loved ff13 the battle system was AMAZING if u think its to easy simple…turn off auto battle…other then that simple solution square…QUIT with the ff4 remakes and get on with giving us ff7 the world will go CRAZY…

    #31 3 years ago

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  • 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 […]