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Caspian Border opens up for BF3 PC owners ahead of closing beta

Friday, 7 October 2011 11:37 GMT By Johnny Cullen

DICE has confirmed it’s to re-open servers for Caspian Border for the PC version of the Battlefield 3 beta for this weekend ahead of the trial closing this weekend. The re-opening is so that, according to BF’s US community manager, DICE can be “stress testing our servers.” The 64-player map, which also has jets and vehicles – the whole shebang, previously opened up last week as part of a short trial on it. Caspian reopens later today.

BF3 releases on October 28 in Europe for PS3, 360 and PC.

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43 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    dice are dickheads for not releasing this on console

    #1 3 years ago
  2. BraveLittleCrumpet

    Half expected this from all the bad press the beta has been getting.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    @1 Not really. Chances are that it wasn’t ready when they submitted the beta code to Microsoft or Sony and we know how long they take after something has been submitted..

    #3 3 years ago
  4. BraveLittleCrumpet

    Just to let you know the servers are now open but it’s crazy hard trying to get into a game.

    @3 If the beta code is over a month old as DICE said in a recent statement then surely that was enough time for MS and Sony to approve the code – then all DICE would have to do was flip the switch…

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    @3 dice can clearly update the beta to add more maps but they clearly cant be arsed

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Colin Gallacher

    @5 Yes…but why would they? It’s a beta test to gather information and to squash bugs. They’re being nice by letting the customers try it before hand. They want you to buy the game, not blast through it all in the beta!

    And when you consider that the code for the beta is already over a month old, it would be more of a hassle than anything.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    @6 its hard to make your mind up about getting the game or not when all you can do is play 1 map which doesnt even feel like battlefield and buy adding 1 more map like caspian border will sure make the beta enjoyble but also show the game as it truely is and you have to face it that DICE are trying so hard to please any gamer who is used to playing run and gun games by releasing metro

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Colin Gallacher

    @4 Well if you look at it from DICE’s point of view. They’ve probably spent a fairly large amount of time getting the beta set up. And it will have all kinds of stats gathering features that the normal code won’t have. So if they were to pull resources off it to include more things in the beta it would risk the final product.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. GrimRita

    @2 I agree. I dont give a shit, I’ve already uninstalled the beta and wont be wasting my bandwith on this turd

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gama_888

    when does the beta close??

    #10 3 years ago
  11. endgame

    on it right now. it’s incredible! :))

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    Is there a password on them again?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Colin Gallacher

    @7 While true, the main point of this beta is to stress test the game, not to try and win people over. That’s what the released trailers are for :P

    @10 It finishes October 10th.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. GrimRita

    I think the headline should be changed to ‘Caspain Border released in damage limitation’

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gama_888

    @11, i just came off it loving it aswell.

    although it has made me late for uni ;)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. NeoSquall

    @14 I think the headline should be changed to “We don’t give a shit about GrimRita”

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    I just played little bit on CB OMG I forgot that I played BF! Its Like oh yea there is vehicles in battlefield ?!
    Really stupid to include metro in Beta.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Tech-N9ne

    Is it just me or this game just does not feel right. I’m not talking bugs here. Player movement, your movement, the feel of guns, the feel while aiming, the feel while dropping ammo and health kit, reviving players. I just don’t feel it. I play the beta then I play BF:BC2, and BF:BC2 feels so much better, I even tried BC1 again and that too feels so much better than the beta. I dunno why they had to go screw those up, rather than improve on them. This game just feels like COD.

    I really really hope this is not gonna be representative of the final game.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. freedoms_stain

    You’re absolute dicks Dice. You originally put Caspian Border up on a weekend when I have no time to play games, you close it before I get the chance to play, then all week I play uncharted 2 because metro is crap, then AGAIN you put up Caspian during the weekend where I have no time to play games.

    DICKS!

    #19 3 years ago
  20. GrimRita

    This should have been the return of Battlefield, instead it will go down as an epic fail. Too much turmoil and now comes the PR bullshit onslaught to try and limit their fuck ups.

    /too late

    #20 3 years ago
  21. viralshag

    I really think a lot of you guys are focusing too much on the beta. At the end of the day, regardless of when and how they announced it, it’s still a beta. It’s not a demo. It’s certainly not as bad as a lot of people are making it out to be. And from what we’ve heard Caspian Border is far more impressive.

    I think the only thing we have learnt from this process is a lot of people would make terrible game testers.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. thesamy

    i still dont understand why you feel like you cant play the game..
    i played the game 20+hours is now in caspian border i played nonstop for 2-3 hours and its very fun.
    GrimRita lol is not to late, caspian boarder got the a feel of a battlefield try it you wont regrat.
    (you know what i think you writing this word but you are tying the game as we speak but just dont want to admit it and if im worng then you want to play it becuse you comment a lot on the game news..).

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    @21 Er no. This whole Beta was a marketing ploy, end of. Metro was used to convince CoD fanbois, that Dice can do run n gun focused maps. They can’t. Caspian border has been wheeled out to win back the faithful. It might.

    Your right in that Gamers are not games testers & gamers that spend lots of time within 1 particular genre get very picky. So NOT to expect this negative feedback from a buggy beta that you’ve released to everyone shows a lot of stupidity or arrogance.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. endgame

    @bf3haters u know u can just GTFO and play w/e else u idiots play in your free time. which probably r games like farmville, cod etc etc. I’m sick of u whine ass losers complaining about a game that is way too advanced for u to understand. also @Tech-N9ne player movement seems off to u? r u plain retarded!? ah don’t answer! that was retorical btw.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. OrbitMonkey

    ^ lol, yes your a prime example of the mature, intellectually superior BF player ;)

    #25 3 years ago
  26. viralshag

    @23, “Caspian border has been wheeled out to win back the faithful.”

    What the hell is this supposed to mean? It’s like people are annoyed they don’t have the full game at their fingertips in this beta. I’m sure the “faithful” are the ones enjoying the fact they got their hands on it early.

    And when people keep using the term “buggy beta” it kinda just says it all really. Previously, I have made some comments about it but to say that all the bugs(?) weigh so heavily that you’re no longer going to buy it, just strikes me as a little on the ridiculous side.

    Some say this will be the biggest flop… I have a feeling when the game releases the only thing we will see is the biggest U-turn in people’s opinions about the game.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Tech-N9ne

    @endgame or *Professor Battlefield

    No I aint retarded and yes player movement seems off, at least on my Xbox it is. I have put in over 400 hours into BF:BC 1 & 2 respectively and over 500 hours in BF2. I have played my share of Battlefield. And this is my opinion.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. DSB

    @26 To be fair, people said the exact same thing about BC2. “Oh it’s just the beta, it’ll be fine on release” and when it launched it carried the very same bugs and shortcomings.

    That being said, I haven’t had major problems with the BF3 beta, although developers should really be a lot more careful with what they put out. If anything is clear it’s that people will completely ignore the term beta.

    Hell I’ve even seen that sort of thing in closed betas.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. viralshag

    @28, I agree. I still don’t think it was the best idea to release this to the masses.

    But BC2 still turned out to be a pretty amazing game, in my opinion at least. I just think there has been enough said on “how bad the betemo is” and just wait and see what the end product is like.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. GrimRita

    @26 What it means is that Caspain Border *SHOULD* have been the beta and not Metro. Metro was in alpha testing and if DICE didnt get enough data from that, then hell knows.

    Besides, this is supposed to be Battlefield 3 and for some, using Metro made it feel more like Bad Company 3.

    Theres no doubt that the game will sell, but when CoD is released, just look at all the copies lined up as pre-owned at your nearest games store.

    Personally, the bugs during beta wasnt an issue. The issue was Origin and why the fuck it is needed?! You dont even launch the game from it. You cant join/adjust squads in game(PC version) but instead have to use a clunky shit browser.

    Others have highlighted and its true – a game that uses alot of RAM – the PC wont like ALT/TAB to switch from Battlelog to game and it has to be THE single biggest stupid idea after voting Labour.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. viralshag

    “THE single biggest stupid idea after voting Labour.” Lolz – Anti-Labour FTW!

    Well, I have to say I’m surprised Activision has jumped all over this opportunity like some sort of hungry animal.

    If I was a ruthless big shot marketing man, I would tell them Acti to release a perfectly running demo with the slogan:

    “COME PLAY OUR DEMO, WE’RE PAST BETA TESTING!”

    #31 3 years ago
  32. BraveLilCrumpet

    Just going a little off topic but will VG247 be setting up a “Platoon” for BF3 when it’s released?

    I like the idea of shooting people in the face on behalf of the website

    #32 3 years ago
  33. GrimRita

    I dont think Activision need to. DICE are on a PR exercise today – this place is littered with stories – they have even dragged out Mirrors Edge 2 just to deflect away from their poor offering being released soon.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Sadismek

    Hmpf, I don’t get them. Why didn’t they release this on consoles too? My gaming platform is the PC and will always be (until Uncharted: Drake’s Deception launches :D), but gamers should have the same amount of maps on both consoles and PC. And I still don’t get why they decided to release Metro as their Beta map.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Activision are probably trying hard to come up with a smart arse comment for their trailer later… “This ain’t no beta… This is the real deal!!” Or something…

    Here’s a thought, maybe some of the peeps saying they don’t like the beta, don’t mean the glitches, but the actual gameplay…

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Sadismek

    @35 Yeah, that’s probably it. Although I think they should remove Metro, or improve it in the final game.

    I didn’t have many glitches in Beta, just the usual dead bodies which fly great distances, I’m kinda lucky that I’ve never fell in the map. As for the gameplay, it’s ok for me, but I really felt the lack of vehicles in Metro.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. viralshag

    @35, I don’t find the gameplay that much different to BC2, if anything I find it weightier and more realistic.

    And if that’s the case, people seem pretty caught up on the game if they don’t like it. I’m not a total fan of everything, the menus need some work and I don’t get why they went with the browser thing, but the actual gameplay when I’m in a match feels great to me.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. DSB

    If “more realistic” means more finely tuned recoil, lower dispersion and higher damage, then hell yeah. To me that’s just an instance of far sleeker design.

    To me it just feels faster, far more precise and overall less clunky. BC2 was an alright game, but it was slow and to me the controls and the weapon design was too sloppy to keep me interested. This time it seems like they’ve gone back to basics and looked at other competitive shooters to bring their gameplay up to par.

    I still haven’t tried Border, so I don’t know if the vehicles are as paradoxical as they were in BC2, but based on the core gameplay from Metro, I’d definitely buy this game right off the bat, if only EA could sort out their Steam issues.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. viralshag

    Let’s face it. Steam and EA will make up and be friends a week before release and sales will probably go through the roof when added with their pre-purchased Origin numbers.

    If this happened, I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. DSB

    I think they’re both really interested in that, so it wouldn’t surprise me either. It would definitely be better for Steam if they did it sooner rather than later though. I’m sure a lot of people would cancel their preorders and jump ship.

    I don’t believe in the conspiracy theories that EA planned it like that though. If that were the case, they wouldn’t have bothered with all the attack press releases.

    I’m hoping!

    #40 3 years ago
  41. NeoSquall

    @32
    I’d like the idea of shooting some people of this site, on behalf of the site itself. In-game, of course.

    @34
    64 slot maps aren’t included in the console version, simple as that.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. turbulence

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVUwecX0wlo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE6dZ58yMgQ

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Fin

    Fuck off with you YT spam!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bP8_Dmfbe0

    #43 3 years ago

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    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]