Bethesda: Doom 4 shelving report is “complete bollocks”

Friday, 21 October 2011 05:51 GMT By Staff

Bethesda has flat out denied that Doom 4 has been “indefinitely postponed,” saying any such report is “bollocks.

In a tweet, CC’ed to Eurogamer operations director Tom Bramwell, VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines bluntly said Kotaku’s original report was “complete bollocks.”

He added in a further tweet that “no title under development at id has been postponed – indefinitely or otherwise.”

The site was given the info by an anonymous source close to Bethesda, who claimed the decision was made at a “company wide” meeting in Dallas.

The game, first announced in 2008 and largely silent since then, was reportedly put on “indefinite” hold due to “the issues and reviews” of Rage’s launch, with Zenimax and Bethesda apparently feeling “a serious lack of confidence in the project management at id”.

RAGE currently holds a Metacritic average ranging from 79 on PC to 83 on PlayStation 3. The PC version suffered a number of GPU driver issues at launch which detracted from its claims to graphical prowess. The game has charted highly in all territories.

[Original story by Brenna Hillier, contributions by Johnny Cullen]


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  1. xxJPRACERxx

    Since I’ve switch to nVidia the game is performing flawlessly. AMD should be blame, not id, for having very poor OpenGL drivers.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Big_Boss

    Good news, they’re actually listening to their customers. Any game made with that garbage mega-texture technology is a failure from a visual and technical perspective. Rage is also just mediocre to begin with, the crappy graphics just adds to the failure.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. BULArmy

    Yeah I think no one saw this coming after the acquisition of id by Zenimax.


    If this is true the whole “we(id Software) are still independant and will do whatever we want” is over. But if Zenimax try to mess with id it will be a huge mistake. Rage is a pretty good game for what it is and it gave me much more pleasure moments than Oblivion or Fallout3/NW. Yeah it coud have been much better and the technology is not CryEngine 2 mindblowing. I think if id want to survive the harsh corporate enviroment they must became like Blizzard and even Valve of today, stick with their well-known IPs. Doom 4 can make the transition to todays standarts(unfortunately very low), Quake not so much, but it is also possible. Also i think Doom 4 can sell well only by it’s name.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    I think after the total freedom Zenimax gave to them and the time they had to make Rage (Seriously, not even Blizzard gets this type of free / long dev time to make a game these days), they were expecting a GOTY contender and not a game that’s kinda good.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Literally just started playing RAGE this morning, so will be able to judge for myself. Not too bothered by the DOOM 4 delay. Fairplay for Id in trying something new.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Freek

    If you don’t want Id making Doom 4, exactly what is the point of even having that studio anymore??

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    @5 – “Indefinitely postponed” means “canned”. If it’s true, it’s dead.

    @6 – That’s the billion dollar question, innit.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight


    You haven’t been following the development of Doom 4 but Carmack already stated that Doom 4 would not be using megatextures. SO you sir fail.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. bpcgos

    pfftt… poor id, it looks like Rage didnt sell well on console !
    Carmack put its hope too high at console, but sadly there’s no room for average game like Rage to be sold well in console!

    Agree with that! What IP does rage have beside Doom 4 that guaranteed to sell ? The last wolfenstein also just another mediocre FPS!

    Sign of nother layoffs?? I hope not !

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Edo

    The same should have happened to the PC version of Rage.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Rage didn’t perform THAT badly at review. And people seem to be enjoying it. Seems weird to can a completely different game as a result, especially given that it’s a new title in a very famous series which would probably sell pretty well just off the back of its name.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Freek

    It probably wasn’t the reviews as much as the delays and the technical issues of the PC version indicating poor project management. And if you have inside knowledge of the project, wich they obivously have, it probably paints an even clearer picture of a studio in need of some stricter rules.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Anders

    @6: iPhone games.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. minxamo

    The only problem with Rage is the fact that people are obsessed with graphics, and don’t understand megatextures, so they shove their face up against a rock and then bawl that it isn’t high resolution enough.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. silkvg247

    I like RAGE. Not had any major issues either (using a GF580); just blurry textures sometimes, which I can live with because the main thing is the game is fun. It’ll be one of the few games I actually see through to the end.

    I just wish Carmack hadn’t turned his back on the PC like this. If it’d been optimised for PC RAGE would have been AMAZING instead of good.

    I also have to say I love the card collection / minigame. I like the racing. And I like the shooting. It actually feels like a good game to me, no idea why it had such bad press.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. viralshag

    It probably sees Doom taking a similar route as Rage, as in being a pricey long awaited and very average game. Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of Doom and Quake but if Rage is anything to go by, I would say that id aren’t up to the task of bringing something extraordinary to the table.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Kabby

    It would be short sighted to can the Doom franchise. They would be better served trying to move some design guys from Fallout/Skyrim onto the Doom team and producing:

    i) An awesome single player experience. A co-op story mode should be looked at as a unique SP.

    ii) A quality MP Deathmatch/CTF/ mode. As in, make up for how shit Quake has been. Additionally, it could be prudent to make Doom the defacto Deathmatch game for the growing esports scene.

    Whatever they do it will be a monumental task. As a team they’re simply out of touch and shitting on PC users with a shoddy Rage release was a mistake.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Maximum Payne

    I think they learn their lesson with Rage and just as Carmack said they will focus development on PC first then on console.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. SamOnYou

    Probably the best results from Tech 5 are the aggressiveness of AI movement in Rage. Rage, for me, felt outdated. No minimap or radar or flashlight and just because id had invented the rules of the FPS genre, doesn’t mean that thay can break them

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Kabby

    That said. This story was taken from Kotaku so could well just be total bullshit to drive some hits.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Maximum Payne

    @19 No minimap when you are indoor ? Is that hard for you to finish objective ? and why do you need flashlight when almost never is pitch black dark and there is no stealth so only shooting…
    I can say for sure Doom 4 will have flashlight :P

    #21 3 years ago
  22. frostquake

    Sorry..but I would have much rather have bought Doom 4 by now, instead of the Bore-Fest “Rage.”

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DSB

    This kinda had to happen, didn’t it? You can’t start tampering with your strongest property after a mess like RAGE.

    I hope it doesn’t have too wild consequences, because obviously id software has a lot of resources to pull on, but it seems to me like they just didn’t care with RAGE, and maybe that makes it a good thing that they’re given a little pause before the next one.

    Get your heads out of the engine code, and back in the game.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    Carmack need to STFU already with his ambitions.

    ID can’t develop shit with him. Yes, he is very smart, but because of his stupid ambitions like 60 fps per second on consoles… you get… Rage.

    RAGE was a serious mess in every aspect there is. Even in visuals and of course engine.


    #24 3 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    Boom. Not postponed. At all.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Frank17

    Bethesda should close down and stop putting ur dirty fingerprints on games. We know all u can make repeative rpgs. Brink was awful. Didn’t play rage. Haven’t heard good things bout it. Doom 4 has potential. But if Bethesda is involved I’m not.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. StolenGlory


    “Complete bollocks”. Heh, if only all PR rebuttals where as straight talking as that eh? ;)

    #27 3 years ago
  28. freedoms_stain

    @26, your knowledge of the inter-workings of the zenimax studios appears to be woeful.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Kabby

    #20 was right! Oh…

    #29 3 years ago
  30. OrbitMonkey

    @20 Good call :)

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    I kinda wish it was true. It’s not schadenfreude, it’s just wanting a better Doom 4.

    RAGE was stuffed full of creature closets, which they claimed to be done with, so where are we headed, really?

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Kabby

    Creature file cabinets.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. xino

    thank god!
    now they can start making d00m 4:)

    #33 3 years ago
  34. HeavyD-Love

    Rage should have been titled Doom 4. Think about it. It would have scored much higher with some of the harsh critics. It would have been more easily forgiven.

    The problem with Rage is, once again, expectations. It’s not Borderlands, it’s not Fallout 3, and it’s not an RPG. It’s a FPS. It’s a FPS that ADDS driving in an overworld, a bit of a story with characters and item system adding a very light RPG element, but it’s primarily a FPS. And a bad ass FPS to boot. That’s what id does. They make bad ass FPS’s with the latest greatest graphics engines. I think many people are incorrectly judging Rage for what it is not instead of properly judging it for what it is.

    Had Rage been titled Doom 4, I think people would have viewed it more as an evolution and thus all mostly positive (cause your comparing it to Doom 1, 2, & 3). As opposed to comparing it to Borderlands and Fallout 3, thus pointing out what it’s missing in comparison to those games.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Noodlemanny

    Maybe their just taking lots and lots and lots of time to make Doom 4 the bestest game ever in the world and even thought they’ve been working on it for like three years their still not even halfway through yet so there’s no point in releasing any new info on it and its not that its been cancelled or anything but rather they’re just taking so much time making it that they aim to actually bankrupt themselves before finishing it. Yes thats obviously what their doing, its a totally sound business plan.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Dralen

    Thank god for that!!

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Fin


    No, if Rage was called Doom 4, you’d have entitled-feeling fanboys on the internet yelling “THIS IS NOTHING LIKE DOOM DOOM IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THIS IS JUST LIKE COD BOYCOTT ID SOFTWARE!!!!”.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Noodlemanny

    I know, it might take a while for my previous statement to take effect but by the time it does Doom 4 should be bloody awesome. Provided Id don’t close before then.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. DSB

    @34 Really though, that’s a piss poor excuse.

    “it’s not Fallout 3, and it’s not an RPG. It’s a FPS. It’s a FPS that ADDS driving in an overworld, a bit of a story with characters and item system adding a very light RPG element, but it’s primarily a FPS. And a bad ass FPS to boot”

    You might as well be describing Borderlands. It has nothing to do with people expecting ridiculous things, and everything to do first with id software taking most of their cues from Borderlands, and secondly with them marketing it as the bees knees when they were releasing a run of the mill frag fest, long after the post-apocalyptic rush ended.

    If you honestly think they just woke up and decided to add quest structure, bounty boards, driving, crazed club-wielding bandits and wild west themes without looking at ANY of the titles out there, then you’re just a tool. And it’s completely irrelevant, because whether they wanted to or not, they still ended up with a product that simply mimics whats already there, and doesn’t move a goddamn thing forward.

    And what makes it a badass FPS? I’ve seen better shooting mechanics in Medal of Honor, which is the epitome of a middle of the road shooter, with the exception that that game didn’t bother me with meaningless quest screens and an “open world”, because it was quite comfortable fessing to what it was – A standardized, linear shooter. RAGE still has no clue what it wants to be, so it just halfasses everything.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. HeavyD-Love

    ^And what makes it a badass FPS?

    Ummm……only all the FPS segments. It’s so solid and fucking gorgeous. Every shot rings true. I feel like i’m IN the environments it’s so damn beautiful. The game is awesome and I prefer to judge on it’s own without having to compare it to Borderlands. I’ve never played Borderlands. I don’t give a fuck about Borderlands. I’m talking about Rage. Which yes, happens to have similar themes to other recent games. So does every other videogame released in the last 20 years.

    If I’m a tool for liking Rage, then consider me a tool.

    “They still ended up with a product that simply mimics whats already there, and doesn’t move a goddamn thing forward.”

    You’re really forgetting graphics and gameplay? Rage is probably the best looking FPS I’ve played to date. And I haven’t heard any complaints about the controls. Even the driving segments are very well done. Therein lies id’s greatest strength. Graphics engines. All we need to do now is pair id’s tech people with Bethesda’s writers, then we’d have one helluva title.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. DSB

    The graphics are indeed great, but that’s just tech, it doesn’t move me beyond the initial “Wows”. The scenery is very impressive and the characters are great, but Borderlands looks just as good to me, perhaps with a bit more humor thrown into the world.

    Personally I’m just not feeling the guns. Again (I can’t praise it enough) Medal of Honors shotgun blew me away. It gave a kick like your arm was about to be ripped off, along with the dust it kicked up, and the actual punch it delivered to any hapless Taliban it might touch. It was the perfect storm for a buckshot junkie like myself.

    There’s just not enough kick to the ones in RAGE, they don’t seem very action oriented (The sawn-off is extremely slow, when it should be the ultimate berzerker weapon) and the sound feels kinda thrown together. It’s not that I neccesarily hate it, but I also don’t feel it, and that moves it out of the badass FPS category for me.

    The driving is alright too, but it’s hardly amazing. I end every race half a course ahead of anyone whos behind me, and while rallies are a lot more interesting, it’s often the same story. Maybe it’s because I love actual driving games so much. I’m not sure I wouldn’t rather have a travel screen or a loading screen instead of driving through the same canyons over and over again, either.

    I wasn’t suggesting you were a tool for liking RAGE, that’s totally legitimate. You can’t argue opinion. But if you don’t see the very blatant similarities between the two, then I would say it’s down to infatuation more than anything else.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. IL DUCE

    @9 pretty sure it mentioned reviews as the issues, not sales moron…and the worst reviews were about the PC version, console version was fine besides taking up 20 gigs on my HDD…

    @4 so remind me how long has Diablo III been in development? And what about Starcraft II, how long did that one take?…not to mention the likes of other big names like LA Noire taking 7 years to make, 4 of them under Rockstar (same dev time as RAGE, and from scratch RAGE took 4 years…LA Noire already had 3 years of dev time under its belt)

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    Thought so.

    But hey, why check facts first when you can just post over-sensationalist rumours to draw in as many hits as possible.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. blackdreamhunk

    they should self it it’s made id software and it will be consoletised. Coming near you with crappy graphics and hammered down with crappy game play.

    #44 3 years ago

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    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]