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BioWare VGA teaser shows tanks, APCs – watch it now

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 17:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Keighley’s just linked out a video to the next game from BioWare that will debut at the Spike VGAs in nearly two weeks.

The video features a three second tease of what to expect from the title, made by a new BioWare studio, in a similar way Mass Effect 3 was teased last year.

Tanks and APC vehicles can be seen.

Last year, BioWare were hiring for a new “action/adventure IP” and a “military-genre FPS.” You can probably guess this is one of the two.

The game has already been seen through one single shot released days after it was announced the new project would debut at the event alongside a re-unveil of MGS; Rising and the showing of Alan Wake for XBLA.

Get the video below. The Spike VGAs happen on December 10.

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31 Comments

  1. DarkElfa

    OMG…they’re…doing…modern war stuff.

    Fucking ARGH! They’re getting RL in my fantasy AND chocolate in my peanut butter.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Edo

    Yes,a shooter!We can never have enough of those!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1 & 2

    Not even a second of a CG (probably made by Blur)clip and some how you know what the entire game is about?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. unacomn

    Medal of Honor Online.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DarkElfa

    Well, maybe it some sort of clever modern war RPG. Also, the sky is green and kippers taste good.

    (You know they don’t British peoples, tell your moms to stop trying to give you fish for breakfast.)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    Ad before the tease, for me, was a trailer of RAGE. Pretty apt.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Edo

    #3 Well now…I see tanks SHOOTING at an APC so it must be….an epic fantasy adventure….no?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @7

    No it obviously is not that but they wouldn’t do that anyways since it directly competes with their own franchise.

    But it just showing tanks shooting at an APC it doesn’t mean that the game is about that, hell it could just be a showing of the war was like before X happened. Lots of possibilities.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Maximum Payne

    New Command and Conquer game Generals ?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    Kinda reminds me of KKnD, big vehicles shooting at eachother in post-apocalyptia. Reminds me of KKnD all the more for the fact that those aren’t APCs, but just trucks with guns mounted on the bed.

    How many developers are making games where civilization actually still exists these days?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Hmm.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. fearmonkey

    I love Bioware games, but this one has me a bit nervous.
    If this is Bioware Edmonton Canada, I’m concerned.
    If this is another EA studio that they have named Bioware that really isn’t bioware, then I don’t mind.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    Because it’s not like the “real” Bioware has left RPGs in the dirt to do cheap and dirty action games. Or anything.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    The name BioWare at this point is a blanket term for a specific division of E.A., and has little if nothing to do with the original independent company that went by the name.

    Unless it’s one of the mainstay RPGs made under the creative input of Muzyka and Zeschuk, I find it hard to consider it a “BioWare RPG”.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DSB

    They’re both executives now, and they’re both set for life. Their old buddies at Pandemic weren’t so lucky. It took EA all of two years to kill them off.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    Yes it was totally EA’s fault that Pandemic couldn’t deliver a game. Have you played Saboteur? It was crap and this how the industry works especially if you work for a publisher. You don’t make them money you get a pink slip it goes with any type of work you get into unless you are under a union which there are none in the game industry.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DSB

    Have you played it?

    I thought it was one of the better open world games in recent years. Not even Just Cause 2 could match the sandbox gameplay in The Saboteur, and I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect that an investment worth nearly a billion comes with at least a 2 year obligation to an open world game.

    They just got slaughtered, and The Saboteur was rushed out before it was done. Even in the unfinished state, it was still great fun. The only core flaw of the game was the fact that the story and characters wasn’t very good. Same thing could be said for GTA IV or Just Cause 2.

    “These are two of the most respected studios in the industry and I’m glad to be working with them again. They’ll make a strong contribution to our strategic growth initiatives on quality, online gaming and developing new intellectual properties,” said John Riccitiello, EA’s Chief Executive Officer.

    Two years later it’s guillotine time.

    Ultimately it had little to do with Pandemic itself, or The Saboteur specifically. It was just another case of EA recklessly squandering their capital on a wild investment spree (which also happened when they were going to be the next big “social gaming” company) and having to do a 180 as soon as the market tanked. Which is really business as usual at that publisher. Aside from Pandemic, more than a thousand people lost their jobs.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    “These are two of the most respected studios in the industry and I’m glad to be working with them again. They’ll make a strong contribution to our strategic growth initiatives on quality, online gaming and developing new intellectual properties,” said John Riccitiello”

    Thats just PR bs. WIth publishers especially with Activision and EA when you sign on to them you get this contract that states the number they would like to get out of you. Pandemic signed that piece of paper in order to meet those goals, whose fault is then for not being able to deliver? You start missing milestones which Pandemic was doing you start inching yourself closer to that guillotine. Pandemic was working on Saboteur prior to being bought up by EA. If you can’t take the pressure of working for a publisher don’t sign the damn papers. THere are plenty of other avenues to go especially now a days.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DSB

    @18 Well have you seen the contract? Who says that they’re the ones in violation here?

    Except for perhaps a generous bit of bias, I don’t see what you’re basing that conclusion on.

    Pandemic has made plenty of interesting games over the years, and The Saboteur was yet another one. As opposed to Prototype, it clearly wasn’t wildly outdated in either design or technology, so I don’t see how you definitively say that any sort of deadline was broken.

    More likely EA found themselves strapped for cash, because EA always assumes that one sunny day follows another, and once the going got tough, someone had to pay for their general incompetence. Approximately 1100 employees worth.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Edo

    #19 Completely agree,The Saboteur was and still is one of the most underrated games ever!

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @19

    I actually know people who are now freelance 3d artists that worked for Pandemic and they all blame it on the management of Pandemic because they couldn’t manage their time that the games end up being half baked as you have seen.

    Pandemic went to EA showed off the work for Saboteur, EA liked it so much and they thought Pandemic would be a good studio to own, the management of Pandemic broke under the pressure and it started to come up in their work as you can see. THere is no forgiveness in this industry its either sink or swim, thankfully I work for a studio that doesn’t have to abide by these rules its all self funded by the owners.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DSB

    @20 Definitely. It combined two of the best things in videogame history. Killing nazis and blowing shit up whenever you feel like it.

    @21 I’m impressed that the leadership could degrade to the point of meltdown within less than two years of being bought by EA, after having produced games for over 10 years. Either that, or your friends are talking out of their asses.

    Here’s EA’s own take via internal memo:

    “Pandemic is a powerful brand and the team has delivered some highly innovative and fun titles. However to improve our cost structure, ensure quality and build schedule integrity for this studio, EA has elected to close the Westwood facility and consolidate a core IP team on the EALA campus in Playa Vista. This move has resulted in a reduction in the work force at Pandemic and Josh, Andrew and Greg will leave the company. The Pandemic team in Playa Vista will report to Sean Decker.”

    In other words they knew they had a good studio, but since EA were in very dire straits due to reckless spending going into the financial crisis, it was time to sacrifice Pandemic. And more than 1500 other employees.

    Here’s a journalists impression of the studio after having visited:

    “From Resnick and Goldman down to the receptionist, every employee we met was a fun person, a gamer, a guy or girl we would hang out with. They were livin’ the life, doing what they loved, and it showed, from the 16th floor conference room to the 17th floor beer fridge. Programmers had Mega Man toys in their cubes, designers had NES games on their walls, and there was a wall filled with drawings from little gamers. There was even a “Make a Wish” wall, where a kid’s dying wish was to design a video game. Who helped him make it? Pandemic Studios. He came out for the day and everybody stopped what they were doing to make this kid’s game.”

    If you honestly think your friends supposed take on the studio and its management is enough to explain how a newly purchased, highly experienced studio tanks within less than 2 years of being purchased by EA, in the final stages of making the best game of their career, fair enough. I personally don’t.

    What makes it all a lot more nauseating is the fact that Ricitiello himself actually ran the equity fund that invested in Bioware and Pandemic in the first place. They were both studios that he helped cultivate, at the very least financially, until they were bought out by EA, soon to be under his leadership.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    Well obviously the people who worked for Pandemic didn’t have bad blood with EA because majority of them went to work for Visceral. SO if it was purely EA would they just go work for a competitor instead of sticking with the “devil”?

    Really all you have to support your theory is rumors and supposed internal memos. If want to believe that, that is you choice but the majority of the studio obviously disagree with that statement. THe game industry is a volatile environment. It becomes sink or swim especially when you are playing with someone else’s money.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. DSB

    Okay.

    Timeline of events:

    EA buys Pandemic and Bioware from Elevation Partners (co-founded by John Ricitiello) by acquiring VG Holdings from the company.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9796120-7.html

    http://kotaku.com/309937/ea-buys-bioware-pandemic

    Finalizing seven months after John Ricitiello steps in as CEO of EA.

    http://www.forbes.com/2007/02/27/cx_bf_0227varietygames.html

    Shortly after, the financial crisis hits EA hard after years of mismanagement.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late-2000s_financial_crisis

    http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=25999

    http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/09/report-ea-lays-off-staff-at-four-major-divisions/

    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/02/analyst-ea-financial-troubles-are-only-beginning/

    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/20/analyst-ps2-slowly-dying-and-ea-sports-juggernauts-underperform/

    Which immediately begins to affect the company’s studios.

    http://news.bigdownload.com/2008/11/07/arkane-studios-hit-hard-by-ea-financial-problems/

    With Pandemic Studios, a studio that Ricitiello made money off of selling from one company that he partly owned, to one company that he was soon to work for, becoming just one of many.

    http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/212982/pandemic-studios-loses-most-employees-including-founders/

    http://gaming.icrontic.com/article/our-farewell-to-pandemic-studios/

    http://kotaku.com/5406830/confirmed-ea-closes-pandemic-studios-says-brand-will-live-on

    Additional documentation.

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/236658-electronic-arts-john-riccitiello-s-reign-of-pain

    Summary of those articles:

    The internal memo is confirmed.

    EA summarily laid them off, they weren’t handed anything. By EAs own account, “key members” were moved to EA LA. Some of these worked at EA LA under the Visceral Games label, but these number just 35 employees out of a total 228 laid off.

    Since then Ricitiello has refused to lower his own salary, in spite of his company being worth less than half of what it was when he came on as CEO, and EA continues the practice of both wildly buying studios left and right, while now also trying to dent the bottomline by what has become known as yearly layoffs.

    When confronted with the inconsistencies between his performance and his pay, Ricitiello argues that he has been hit as well, since his own stock in the company is worth significantly less. And I’m sure that those 1500+ that have lost their jobs under his leadership all feel his pain.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DSB

    I kinda hope that doesn’t get caught by the anti-spam squad :/

    #25 3 years ago
  26. albo88

    to me looks like a strategy game

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    I honestly don’t care I stand by what I had said. When the company takes a hit the bottom of the barrel gets removed that’s how business works and has since corporations have came into being.

    ALl your articles reek of the same bias you are selling. Activision, Take Two are no better. But you just like putting all the blame on EA since they sell and publish majority of the market so obviously they are doing something right. Activision has removed and sold off studios and Kotick makes enough to to pay for the cost of a triple A title every year. Ricitiello doesn’t make that much where’s your bitching there?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. DSB

    Oki doke.

    All these articles are wrong, they’re all (nine different independent sources) intended to serve a deluded idea of EA, where as your assurances based on unnamed sources (who apparently don’t quite have their facts straight) coupled with a wish to seemingly never really want to critisize EA, is surely not intended to serve any kind of bias on your part.

    I’m just going to let it stand at that.

    What Take Two, Activision or other publishers get up to has no bearing on this discussion, which is actually about EA in the handling of Pandemic Studios. It’s a ridiculous cop-out that just because other publishers are assholes too, that somehow makes EA less of one.

    In terms of Take Two, I guess you can say that Take Two never attempted a hostile takeover of EA, whereas EA most certainly did do something similar to Take Two.

    http://www.1up.com/news/initiates-hostile-takeover-take-two

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/eas-take-two-takeover-bid-turns-hostile-6187712

    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2008/03/ea-makes-2-bill/

    Activision isn’t doing stunningly either. In fact Ricitiello has outdone Kotick in growth over the last one year period. Kotick arguably has more to answer for in terms of his salary in light of that. However, this discussion was never about Bobby Kotick or Activision.

    The fact that publishing is a rotten business, full of rotten people, doesn’t somehow serve to make EAs conduct more or less impressive, they can still very much be judged on their merits.

    Of course, unless you really really don’t want to do that for some reason.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. LOLshock94

    No gameplay and already people hate….

    BTW when did bioware mean RPG?

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    “All these articles are wrong, they’re all (nine different independent sources) intended to serve a deluded idea of EA, where as your assurances based on unnamed sources (who apparently don’t quite have their facts straight) coupled with a wish to seemingly never really want to critisize EA, is surely not intended to serve any kind of bias on your part.”

    I never said they were wrong but that they are just as ripe with bias as your usual comments are. Publishing is a business they all work on based what brings home the bacon. And the fact remains that no studio unless they want to be independent can’t do business without publishers. Just like a car can’t work without gas the same applies here. Bioware, Lionhead, Rockstar, Blizzard, Bathesda wouldn’t be where they are now without publishers. Its a neccessary evil. I was not defending EA, I am just sick of people pinpointing that EA is the reason why the industry is the way it is. Publishers have all worked the same way across all forms of media. Sorry that the world works on money and not on good deeds people or companies do.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 I don’t care about money, I care about games. That is still what the industry is based on (even if the games industry is increasingly more about selling nothing at all) and there are good ways of going about it, and bad ways of going about it.

    I’m not going to get my pompoms out and do a cheer because EA is downsizing, and increasing their viability as a future investment to suit the whims of a paranoid, irrational market. I couldn’t care less, and I don’t see who they’re serving by buying and then killing talented studios, just because corporate drops the ball.

    I’m always going to care infinitely more about a talented developer, than disposable executives who more than likely couldn’t give less of a fuck about gaming, or games.

    Their jobs are interesting and I like keeping up with financial aspects, but I sure as fuck don’t have to like their conduct, especially when it’s boneheaded and counterproductive for all involved.

    #31 3 years ago

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    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 http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — 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 […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]