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Boom City: Skyrim wins GOTY, Best RPG at 2011 VGAs

Friday, 9 December 2011 16:00 GMT By Staff

It was Boom City tonight, with Skyrim winning Game of the Year, Slegehammer getting teabagged and Naughty Dog’s next project unveiled to the world at the Spike VGAs. Get all of the happenings below the break.

After a live-action introduction bit from several of this year’s top games by host Zach Levi and a GOTY segment for Portal 2, the first announcement dropped, and it was a biggie. will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas introduced The Last of Us, a brand new IP for PS3 from Naughty Dog. The trailer was “captured directly” from a PS3, according to the start of the video.

Naughty Dog vets Bruce Stanley and Neil Druckermann are involved with the project, with co-president Evan Wells promising it will be “a leap forward in cinematic gaming and storytelling.”

Following the announcement, Rocksteady’s Jamie Walker and Sefton Hill were on stage to accept the award for Best Action Adventure Game, as well as Best Adapted Videogame and Best Xbox 360 Game.

LL Cool J appeared on stage next for two BioWare-related things: first, he introduced a brand new trailer for Mass Effect 3, which also won Most Anticipated Game. The video showed Shepard in battle against a Reaper and some alien worm thing. We can’t remember its name other than it was in Mass Effect 2. Masters of knowledge us.

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us debuts at
the VGAs.

BioWare also had an ace up its sleeve after that, though: the announcement of Command & Conquer: Generals 2 as a PC exclusive, releasing in 2013 from BioWare Victory and powered by the DICE-created Frostbite 2.

Following some sort of Felicia Day Spider-Man nonsense for charity, Kevin Jonas introduced a trailer for Rainbow Six: Patriots, which ended rather abruptly while the event was on live. The shooter’s out on PS3, 360 and PC in 2013 from Ubisoft Montreal.

After a commercial break, in which a new Darksiders II trailer aired, as well as awarding Assassin’s Creed: Revelations best trailer and a Skyrim GOTY segment, some group of idiots from some show called Workaholics introduced Alan Wake’s American Nightmare from Remedy. It’ll release in Q1 2012 for Xbox Live Arcade. Expect to hear more on this from us in the near future.

Seth Green – Chris in Family Guy and Joker in Mass Effect – came out to induct the first game into the VGA Hall of Fame: The Legend of Zelda. Almost to the surprise of everyone, Shigeru Miyamoto appeared on stage to accept the award, admitting Nintendo was “humbled” by the support for the series.

After another Felicia Day charity thing and commercial break, Tony Hawk, who earlier in the evening announced Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD for a summer release on digital platforms for $20, introduced The Amazing Spider-Man for the first time.

Hulk Hogan then came onto introduce winners of awards that were unable to be announced on stage on the night due to time constraints. Full list of winners are below.

Tebagging shenanigans

Following more Day charity-related stuff, a commercial break and a performance from Black Keys, former WWE diva Stacey Keiber was on stage to show Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The end of its trailer confirmed a fall 2012 release.

Charlie Sheen then rolled up to announce the winner of Best Shooter: Modern Warfare 3. Glen Schofield and Michael Condery of Sledgehammer and Rob Bowling of Infinity Ward appeared to accept the award, but Bowling ran for dear life when he went over his limit for his speech and was due to be teabagged – long story – but Condery was his replacement.

After all of that, Ray Rice was announced as the cover star of NFL Blitz.

Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski was next to appear to announce Fortnite, a brand new IP from the company’s North Carolina studio. There was no date, no platforms and no published attached in the trailer, but it had a very cartoonish look to it, and looking very inspired by Minecraft.

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime, Alan Adam and Frank Pierce accepted the Gamer God award. Morhaime dropped an interesting statistic in his acceptance speech, mentioning that 4,600 employees were working at the company before going on to thank its fans and to introduce the opening cinematic for Diablo III. It looked awesome.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising: Reborn in
Platinum’s hands.

BioShock Infinite was next up, showing a brand new trailer from what was to come from the Irrational epic, even if some of the stuff in it has been seen before. Still looked ridiculously amazing, though. it’s out next year for PS3, 360 and PC.

Two UFC fighters introduced Character of the Year, with the winner being Joker for Batman: Arkham City. But not one to go out with a wimper, he seemed to hint at something called “Batman: Arkham World,” before throwing a script containing its name in the bin and adding: “Oops, spoilers.”

Game of the Year was the final award of the night, going to in the end – shock – Skyrim. Todd Howard, Ashley Cheng and Matt Carafano all appeared on stage to accept the award.

But not done yet, Hideo Kojima appeared to reveal “the truth” on Metal Gear Solid: Rising, following a big trailer leak that appeared online earlier in the evening. After attempting to introduce the game in English, which seemed to get to him due to the occasion, it was formally announced that Platinum Games had taken over the project. Producer Atsushi Inaba of PG introduced the trailer.

Metal Gear Rising still involves Raiden in his ninja form, but now takes place after Metal Gear Solid 4 rather than before it, as previously intended. More info is being promised for tomorrow.

Pre-show, a new trailer for Hitman Absolution debuted, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was announced for a home release.

Get the full list of winners and liveblog below.

  • Game of the Year – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Studio of the Year – Bethesda Game Studios, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Character of the Year – The Joker, Batman: Arkharm City
  • Gamer God - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Hall of Fame – Shigeru Miyamoto, The Legend of Zelda
  • Best Xbox 360 Game – Batman: Arkham City
  • Best PS3 Game – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Best Wii Game – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Best PC Game – Portal 2
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Super Mario 3D Land
  • Best Shooter – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Best Action Adventure Game – Batman: Arkham City
  • Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Best Multiplayer - Portal 2
  • Best Individual Sports Game – Fight Night Champion
  • Best Driving Game – Forza Motorsport 4
  • Best Fighting Game – Mortal Kombat
  • Best Motion Game - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Best Independent Game – Minecraft
  • Best Adapated Video Game – Batman: Arkham City
  • Best Song in a Game – “Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)” by Darren Korb, Bastion
  • Best Original Score – Bastion
  • Best Graphics – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Best Performance by a Human Male – Stephen Merchant as Wheatley, Portal 2
  • Best Performance by a Human Female – Ellen McLain as GLaDOS, Portal 2
  • Best Downloadable Game – Bastion
  • Best DLC – Portal 2 – Peer Review
  • Most Anticipated Game – Mass Effect 3
  • Trailer of the Year – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, E3 2011 Trailer

[Original story by Johnny Cullen, contributions and liveblog by Johnny Cullen and Stephany Nunneley]

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61 Comments

  1. Colin Gallacher

    Boom city sounds horribly dangerous :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    Does anyone know if (and where) there’ll be a stream for mainland europe viewers?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    @2 I’m sure someone on Justin.TV/Twitch will have a stream up. No doubt someone here will have a link nearer the time :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. KillerDD

    Let’s not forget about Valve teasing Half-Life 3 with a shirt a few weeks back! Not expecting anything, but hey, one can always hope! ;)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Talkar

    I’m going to use either my US or my UK vpn to watch it.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. HeavyD-Love

    Some info on MGS:Rising, The Last Guardian, Resident Evil 6, GTA5, GTA HD Collection, God of War 4, Halo 4, Mirrors Edge 2, Shadow Complex 2, and/or new Tony Hawk would be nice!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Edo

    When does the actual show start(GMT)?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 1am – we’re going live with the blog an hour early.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Edo

    #8 Thanks.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. pianomanjack

    I have to say Johnny – you are a true legend. Somehow what you wrote made me even more amped up then I already was!! Legend.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    When is this for europe? What time is it?

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Edo

    Can’t wait.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Johnny Cullen

    @11 – For mainland Europe, it’s 2am.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Razor

    Why are people so certain that this PS3 game is Sony Santa Monica?

    While I would applaud the decision by Sony to let them do something other GoW, it makes absolutely no business or financial sense whatsoever to launch a brand new IP at this stage of the generation, when a new GoW in 2012 makes complete and total sense.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. tmac2011

    the game is the last of us, i’m watching this just for the metal gear solid info and nothing else. prove me wrong :P

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Hoika

    The Last of Us could also be the new IP from Guerilla Games…

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Exzeerex

    Anybody know a stream link for mainland Europe. I’m in Denmark and the UK link says it doesn’t support my location.

    Tried Google, but hard to find a proper link. Justin.tv maybe?

    #17 3 years ago
  18. The_Red

    MGS Rising trailer LEAKED! You can find it on YouTube.
    PLATINUM is indeed developing it.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Dark

    HERE!!!

    http://gamingeverything.com/12765/metal-gear-solid-rising-leaked-trailer/

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Edo

    If anyone is hoping for a Half- Life 3(Episode 3)reveal tonight Gabe says Nay
    http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/3931/noep3.jpg . :(

    #20 3 years ago
  21. xino

    wtf?

    Johnny Collen since when is 12am for GMT now 10th of Dec?
    its 11th of Dec man!

    getting people confused:/

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Gekidami

    @20
    I really dont get why people keep expecting surprise announcements, this isnt E3. Every dev that will be announcing something has been named or the game has been teased.

    The Last of Us obviously isnt HL3.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Edo

    #22 It happened last year with the Skyrim announcement.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. James Mac

    Anyone know where it can be watched in Australia?
    Spike and Gametrailers are coming up as region locked.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. el duderino

    Guys,the modify headers plugin for firefox seems to work for me.Get it here http://cynicsunlimited.com/2010/03/28/using-firefox-and-modify-headers-plugin-to-view-blocked-video-streams/ thank neogaf!

    #25 3 years ago
  26. absolutezero

    This is terrible.

    Arrow to the knee, DLC, iJustine. Gears 3 in best FPS catagory.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    download HOTSPOT shield and you can watch it from anywhere you want.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    http://ginx.tv/spike-video-game-awards-2011-vgas-live-stream-uk

    #28 3 years ago
  29. absolutezero

    I think I might cringe myself to death if I attempt to watch this all the way through.

    Modern video game culture ladies and gentlemen. This is what its come to.

    Deadmouse (I refuse to use the number) and William from Black Eyed thingys.

    Us gamers man. Us gamers.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. AHA-Lambda

    anyone got a uk link that works?

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    FUCK ME! NAUGHTY DOG!!!!! THE LAST OF US!

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    THIS IS JUST LOL

    #31 3 years ago
  32. absolutezero

    Im watching the one that I posted just now.

    The Last of Us! Nathan Drake with a beard and Ellen Page fight fungus zombies in Enslaved meets I Am Legend.

    mite be cool.

    I think the “tumours” were the ant brain fungus gone insane. Makes me think of all the fucking amazing things they might be able to do if its a full fungal infection.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Stephany Nunneley

    @32 “The Last of Us! Nathan Drake with a beard and Ellen Page fight fungus ”

    LOL +1000 :D

    #33 3 years ago
  34. AHA-Lambda

    ^ that link aint working for me :(

    #34 3 years ago
  35. AHA-Lambda

    2013 for C&C WTF?! O__o

    #35 3 years ago
  36. absolutezero

    So Reapers can only shoot one laser in a straight line? and they wiped out alllllll life in the universe before?

    Oh well I’ve seen what I wanted to see so im going to bed.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Stephany Nunneley

    Bioware and C&C huh? So, the rumors were true then.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. mathare92

    45 min into the show and we’ve only seen one award being presented on camera. WTH? I swear, if it wasn’t for the announcements…

    #38 3 years ago
  39. ASBI

    seriously ????? AC:R got the best trailer ?????

    its like they have to make AC win in every possible way

    the game couldnt compete as the best action game ,, WTH give it the best trailer

    sh*t

    #39 3 years ago
  40. AHA-Lambda

    XD portal 2 just won like 6 awards XD

    #40 3 years ago
  41. AHA-Lambda

    so if batman won best 360 game won’t it be GOTY probly? Or will it be like last year where ACB was best action game beating RDR but RDR was GOTY and ACB wasn’t even nominated -_-

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Gama_888

    Omg who was that man going crazy?
    That was Amazing

    #42 3 years ago
  43. AHA-Lambda

    ^ what happened i missed this? =/

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Stephany Nunneley

    @42 Are you talking about the guy getting teabagged?

    #44 3 years ago
  45. LOLshock94

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ot9JtiHhiU

    #45 3 years ago
  46. daytripper

    every single trailer has been boring imo, does mass effect 3 have a story? the marketing for that game has been terrible so far.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. AHA-Lambda

    poor kojima =(

    #47 3 years ago
  48. LOLshock94

    was he nervous to show the game or to talk? if the game then…i can see it getting cancelled, who it doesnt it looks awesome.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. lexph3re

    Why does raiden have the Eye patch? Just…..*sigh*……. I’m disappointed now….. it’s…….. *sigh*……*walks away*

    #49 3 years ago
  50. daytripper

    @48 do you think he was apologising to gamers watching over how bad that show was? man that geoff keighley is just….

    #50 3 years ago
  51. back_up

    PC pirates and xbox gamers will be crying
    Best PC Game and Best Xbox 360 Game are multiplats lol

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Gekidami

    Studio of the Year – Bethesda Game Studios? Really?

    See this right here is why some devs can get away with anything.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. NeoSquall

    In all fairness, I think Deus Ex: Human Revolution deserved more, at least in the Original Score (with the soundtrack composed by Michael McCann) and Trailer of the Year (with the Purity First infomercial) sections.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. AHA-Lambda

    yea skyrim deserves GOTY but studio of the year too?
    after the atrocious ps3 version and when valve runs steam and give free dlc i call BS

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Lounds

    Best Shooter: MW3…. REALLY….. I mean REALLY?

    I’ve played BF3 and MW3 and BF3 wins hands down.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. AHA-Lambda

    meh BF3 was my most disappointing game this year so I aint even mad

    #56 3 years ago
  57. SplatteredHouse

    My favourite part of the show, other than Shigsy appearing onstage (wtf I did not expect that – it was late, but I was making the noise!) to accept the induction of Zelda to Hall of Fame – a fine choice, no doubt well deserved! :D
    But, aside from that, my favourite bit was when Batman Arkham City won its first award, and they played an acceptance skit, really, of Joker’s appreciation, and in the background Harley fumbles and breaks the trophy. It was brilliantly comic. :)

    Tony Hawk’s Pro nostalgia trip – where do I sign? The early series gameplay, the approach of those games is excellent. It got convoluted and warped later, but that “pure” THPS gameplay, undiluted or anything else, ought to be a reality to savour, once the release date is narrowed down, and for Activision, it even sounds as if they’ve erred on the side of sensible/appealing when it came to pricing.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. lexph3re

    I just don’t feel bethesda deserved that award. Neither GoTY or Best Studio, Those guys keep getting away with laziness and then told WE the gamers appreciate it. That’s bullshit I do not appreciate it, I do not believe they deserve GoTY. People have set themselves up for more half baked shit from these guys.

    I generally like the direction they take but their execution is severely flawed. VGA can kiss my Arse after that garbage.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. Uncontested

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLGxubfC1Ik

    trailer from The Last of Us.

    #59 3 years ago
  60. BrutalZen

    So… Sadly, Bethesda has been rewarded for releasing an unfinished game. Not only by VGA but also through all those positive reviews. I find it strange that all the negativity about the game crippling glitches came after the 9s and 10s the gaming press rewarded Skyrim.

    Hopefully this will not start a trend, but…

    #60 3 years ago
  61. Noodlemanny

    The last of us looks interesting. Yeah sure its zombies, again, but zombies works well. Its why so many people use them. Nothing particularly original but the trailer is well put together and its Naughty Dog, so those have got to count for something.

    #61 3 years ago

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]