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. 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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  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. 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


    #19 3 years ago
  20. Edo

    If anyone is hoping for a Half- Life 3(Episode 3)reveal tonight Gabe says Nay . :(

    #20 3 years ago
  21. xino


    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

    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 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

    #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




    #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


    #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

    #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

    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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  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]