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DICE defends Battlefield 3 beta from critics

Wednesday, 5 October 2011 01:32 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The beta build released as part of Battlefield 3′s open testing should not be taken as indicative of the finished game, DICE has said.

Writing on DICE’s Battlefield Blog, Karl Magnus Troedsson took the opportunity to defend the beta from recent criticism of its unpolished state.

“The Battlefield 3 Open Beta is based on software that is more than one month old,” he wrote.

“Just like normal procedure when releasing a game, the Open Beta has had long lead times due to testing, certification, and setting up. This means that the code you are now playing is actually quite early and not representative of the final game.”

Troedsson said DICE needs the beta to test its dedicated server structure – not the game code itself – and as such, could an older build of the game.

Despite the criticisms, the beta is proving hugely popular. According to post, the Battlefield 3 beta has drawn six times as many simultaneous players as Bad Company 2 managed during its own open testing phase in 2009. The popularity of Bad Company 2 no doubt contributed to pre-release interest in the game, but DICE must be pretty chuffed anyway.

Battlefield 3 releases later this month on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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34 Comments

  1. xino

    lol…why would you want to release a BETA that is months old?

    why were EA/Crytek disappointed when someone leaked the Crysis 2 old demo?

    also how can you release an old BETA build to the public and expect to work on changes for the feedback given?

    sounds like someone is pulling your leg.
    Face it guys, this is the up to date beta build, game is coming out 25 oct which is 2/3 weeks away. How can they work on new build with feedback given from old build? obviously the changes made to this recent build will be the update for retail version for day of release.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. daytripper

    what i am finding annoying is some of the people on 360/PS3 moaning on twitter/facebook/forums that the game doesnt look like some of single player footage when it was made clear its mostly PC footage.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stardog

    Loading a browser + Origin isn’t going to cut it. If they don’t have an in-game server browser and remove the Origin requirement then I won’t be buying.

    I own BF1942/2/BC2;

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Uncontested

    yawn its awesome bugs and all so tired of the whiny babies.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    @2 people are complaining about that…what a bunch of retards
    the beta is almost as bad as rob schneider….almost

    #5 3 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    @2:

    Of course they’re complaining. The whole point of EA/DICE only releasing PC footage for so long was to try and let exactly these type of people think that they were going to be getting high end PC graphics on a console.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. albo88

    DICE your beta is an epic fail end of story
    now get back to work if u wont my 60$ if not then fuck off

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DarkElfa

    There are so many things wrong with this beta other than bugs it’s not funny. Bugs can be fixed, it’s the bad design choices from the GUI to the BS flashlights.

    …and thanks to them not having Punk Buster on, it’s become a hack infested nightmare and allowing one month of early access with no PB has even encouraged people to use hacks while they can to get the furthest possible before it comes to an end.

    It’s sick. I was going to buy this game site unseen and now I have no interest. It’s not even Battlefield, it’s Call of Duty.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Lounds

    how about they get rid and ban hackers for one, there was one guy on the other team I was against and he had KD:50-3
    he was a medic who was rushing, anyone he saw he hit, oh and he knew where you was before him… sort it out DICE!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    @2
    On the several forums i visit i havent seen anyone say such a thing. People are complaining about the graphics on consoles not because they were expecting it to look like the PC footage, but because DICE said the game looked stunning on consoles, so good they had to limit the number of players to 24. This obviously isnt the case, the beta looks just ‘over average’. Its EA & DICE spinning their usual BS.

    And i agree with xino; How are we meant to test such an old build? Were those fixes DICE announced a few days ago really made through feedback or were they already in place in a more modern build? Why would you even release such a crappy build if its only to test your servers?

    As usual with DICE & EA, this has the distinct odeur of bullshit about it.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Machinetti

    And i was Right! They are gonna delay it! HA! i Say!

    #11 3 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    “Why old build, rabble rabble rabble derp!” People, read on to the point where he explains the beta it’s to test the back end, not the client and rabble and derp no more.

    I hope 90% of you whiners don’t buy the game, if you can’t read an article you probably can’t cope with reading the game type instructions either and I hate cunts who don’t play the objective.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. SwiftRanger

    Console certification explains the one-month old build. It has also been made very clear on several occasions that this beta is about stress-testing only, even the PC version doesn’t have all the bells and whistles in it yet.

    I gotta say that for an open beta and for a Battlefield-game I’ve never had such fast matchmaking before. Every prior BF-game fucked this up with their in-game “solutions”, I much prefer the out-of-game solution BF3 offers now on PC. It’s just a lot faster and easier and it doesn’t burden Dice to make in-game menus for the statistics. This was the biggest complaint of BF2, BF2142 and BC2 and it seems they finally fixed it.

    Also, for a completely new engine, I can forgive the bugs in a build that’s two months old when the game releases.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Fin

    To be honest, it doesn’t really matter the build is a month old. This close to release, people are going to decide whether or not they buy your game – despite DICE calling it a beta, it’s the first time I’ve seen a “proper” beta on consoles, and the vast majority of players won’t think “Oh, it’s ok, this is beta”, they’ll think “Wtf, this is a buggy POS, much worse than any other beta I’ve played”.

    Testing servers is all well and good, but you can’t forget that your average player, who’s only going to pick up MW3 or BF3 before Christmas, is playing it too. From that perspective (good PR translating to good sales), it’s been a failure.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. manamana

    I have to agree with Fin. Thing is, they can call it what they want – the majority wont listen. Most people dont see the good but the bad in it. I stick to my pre-order because I know DICE delivers. And I am somewhat relieved when CoD kiddies are canceling their pre-orders or not buying that game at all. ;-)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. SwiftRanger

    I’ve seen complaints here and there but most gamers and BF vets I know are all gonna get this game because of the beta. The internet focuses on the bad stuff but there’s a lot of good stuff to discover here, the game and even the map itself grow on you.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. StolenGlory

    I think that if console owners get visuals even remotely approaching those seen in the trailer below, then they should be happy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOHy3naveks&feature=player_detailpage

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Dimaco

    @15 good point there! We all know most of them will go back playing that other softair game that’s 3 years old, only filled with gimmicks to take this year’s 70 euros…

    #18 3 years ago
  19. viralshag

    I have past the point of no return in terms of how much time I have spent playing the beta, so I can’t say I don’t like it. I love it in fact.

    I’m not sure why people are complaining as much as they are, I really don’t think it’s THAT bad. Maybe I’m just lucky but I have had only a few games where I have gotten fed up.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Dimaco

    Plus, we’ve seen console footage already (both PS3 and 360) and there has been full coverage from major sites saying it looks stunning (of course it won’t match PC version, where are we, kindergarten??)… So what’s the fuss all about??

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    @15/18 Yeah, god forbid Battlefield becomes as popular *shudder*

    #21 3 years ago
  22. silkvg247

    Anyone who works in IT knows this is genuine. Released builds are usually at least a month older than development builds, builds aren’t done willy nilly, and in games development I’d expend a huge barrage of fixes and tweaks to be put into each build especially whilst in beta.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. John117

    Why do I get the feeling that people are just stressing on the bad stuff when there are so much cool stuff to withhold :S You can make your own cover by blowing up the ground, the enemy can be blinded by flashlights and the animations that actually work are top notch. Tbh, every time I see someone writing about how bad the beta is I just assume they were gonna but CoD:MW3 anyways but wanted to take a cheap shot at an unfinished game..

    #23 3 years ago
  24. mojo

    23: because a beta is not for praising the cool stuff. if u want that go get some bought reviews. betas are for pointing out whats crap. at least thats what they originaly have been for.
    Nowadays they are just another part of promotion.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. aseddon130

    i thought the beta was cool, im looking forward to playing the full version of BF3.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. GrimRita

    The problem is simple. They should have used the Caspain Border map end of! Metro simply isnt what BF is about and is too close to BC2. If you are looking to win over new fans, then this was an epic fail from DICE.

    If Caspain Border had been the map, the internet would have been full of “OMG did you see how fucking great that was?!” And honestly, yes its beta but DICE maybe should have released a ‘what is wrong guide’ to soften the blow.

    Instead they have done more damage to the brand then good. Which is a shame.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. DSB

    Actually I’m impressed by how much DICE have learnt from Infinity Ward going into BF3. If the rest of the game follows that trend, I’m inclined to believe that CoD will be falling behind before long.

    It may still have the same artstyle (or lack of same) that BC2 had, but it’s a way more vibrant and visceral game to play. It’s as if they’ve actually tried to make the game fun this time around.

    There are a few details with the weapons not feeling very interesting, and I’m sure the levelling system is still a bitch, and while the browser integration is interesting, I don’t think it works as well as they’d like it to.

    Of course it’s just one map, and the vehicles may be just as boring as they were in the last game, but so far so good in my opinion.

    It actually makes me sad that I can’t buy it off a proper retailer.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. IL DUCE

    I played the beta for two days straight before all these whiny babies got on it when it went open on the 29th…there is nothing wrong with the beta itself, yes there are bugs etc. But what don’t you get about the word beta? Its not a fucking demo…so everyone needs to get real and understand betas have flaws which is why they exist…to correct those flaws…its not a fucking demo for you to jerk off to for a few weeks before the game comes out, its to make sure there launch is as smooth as possible and that any problems are fixed before it goes gold or with a day one patch…

    And it is an older build…probably since August in which case there was plenty of time to fix the older build since then, especially since DICE had said the beta had been ready it was just waiting on certification from MS and Sony for the console versions…

    Quit crying and don’t play the beta or don’t buy the game if u don’t like it…no one is forcing you to do so

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Fin

    I fucking guarantee if Infinity Ward released a MW3 beta as buggy as BF3 is, they would be derided and lambasted.

    DICE though? Oh the build’s a month old! Don’t worry about it’ll be fixed! The game is still good! It’s only a beta!
    Fuck off, hypocrites.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. DarkElfa

    Did we make your pussy hurt IL DUCE? Suck it up white knight, most aren’t complaining about the bugs, they’re complaining about the actual game. Dice ain’t gonna fix what’s really broke about this game by launch or most likely ever.

    You’re going to have to deal with the fact that people just don’t like the new game your gonna play.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @29 You know they won’t though.

    BF can do no wrong, and CoD can do no right, that’s just how popularity works.

    What I’m interested in is whether people will whine just as hard if/once BF becomes the big dog. I definitely think it’ll gain a few more critics.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gekidami

    @29
    Indeed. If i recall correctly there were only ever two CoD betas, and they both ran better than this. In fact nearly all betas on consoles do. Yes, even ones released months before the final build.

    Seems shoddy betas are exclusive to EA, if i recall they also pulled the same stunt with Crysis 2, saying it was an old build. And when the game came out?; Barely any difference. Same with BC2.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. SwiftRanger

    Well, if you’re still running an engine based on Quake 3 after all those years then the technical issues will probably never be as prominent as in betas for games which do invest in proper new tech. CoD didn’t have betas on all platforms simultaneously either I think.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. manamana

    @Fin how your comments #14 and #29 correspond in your mind is beyond me. o.O

    #34 3 years ago

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  • 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: […]