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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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  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]