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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 4 years ago
  2. Edo

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

    #2 4 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 4 years ago
  4. unacomn

    Medal of Honor Online.

    #4 4 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 4 years ago
  6. onlineatron

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

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Edo

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

    #7 4 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 4 years ago
  9. Maximum Payne

    New Command and Conquer game Generals ?

    #9 4 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 4 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Hmm.

    #11 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  20. Edo

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

    #20 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  25. DSB

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

    #25 4 years ago
  26. albo88

    to me looks like a strategy game

    #26 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
  29. LOLshock94

    No gameplay and already people hate….

    BTW when did bioware mean RPG?

    #29 4 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 4 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 4 years ago

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    EA has indicated general release windows for a number of anticipated new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 has an early 2016 release date. EA confirmed the release plan in today’s financials release, also noting that a new Need for Speed and a new Plants vs Zombies are coming in the same window. Mirror’s Edge 2 is […]

  • EA financials highlight millions of hours played in Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]