Bioware: Rise of the Rakghouls will “show everyone how serious we are” about SWTOR

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 20:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bioware has released Update 1.1 for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Rise of the Rakghouls, which the game’s director said will “show everyone how serious we are about expanding” the game’s universe.

Speaking in a design note on the game’s official website, Jame Ohlen said the update was just the first in a series of content, as the team has many plans in place as it continues “expanding and exploring the galaxy.”

“There’s much more to come,” he wrote. “We have another major update planned for March and future content arriving throughout 2012 and 2013. We plan to release new Operations, Flashpoints, Warzones, Space Missions, single player content, vehicles, and companion characters.

“We’ll always be improving our existing game with additions like guild banks, PVP ranked matches and interface customization. Our Legacy system expands in March, bringing more options and a new level of depth to the existing character classes.”

Ohlen said to also expect “a few surprises” between game updates, as “you never know when the Republic might strike Dromund Kaas, if a mysterious alien fleet could appear in the Core Worlds.”

“Changes are coming, and they’ll affect everyone,” he said. “We fully intend to support Star Wars: The Old Republic—and our players—for many years to come.”

You can read patch notes pertaining to the update through here.


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  1. TheWulf

    Maybe they’ll add some actually interesting playable species.

    When did Star Wars become Star Trek, where all aliens are just humans with slightly bumpy heads? That’s all you have in SWTOR, there’s really nothing interesting there at all for the more adventurous of us to play as. It’s one of the primary reasons that I’ve had no interest in playing this.

    At least in Guild Wars 2 you have the likes of the sylvari and the charr, so that’s still the most appealing MMORPG to me, amongst other reasons. Really though, SWTOR has still done nothing to provide any sort of hook for me. I wonder if they’re making loud noises like this due to sales suffering? Really, SWTOR just doesn’t seem that interesting as a world or as a story. Kind of boring, really.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    Oh Bioware are serious alright – even surprised me by taking one of the worst UI’s in MMO history and making it THE worst. Congrats. That new ability cooldown animation is a work of art, by a complete tit in your ‘design’ team.

    Warzones now take even longer to exit, and, find a game plus are Bioware trying to make a new world record attempt for the amount of times you see the loading screen in any one day?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. viralshag

    Quoting myself:

    “I do agree though, released content that is fully tested is better. I’m just waiting to see that in practice from TOR. Want to make a friendly bet that Patch 1.1 brings in as many bugs as it removes?”

    Sometimes, it just feels really nice to be right. I quote myself again:

    “My example of Rift is mainly how to do a good launch, in which Trion hands down did a better job than Bioware. I’m not even sure how you could say otherwise to this?”

    This still stands.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    Well Bioware are THAT serious, servers are coming down AGAIN today from 2pm-6pm ( ) LOLOLOLOL. In true Bioware style, no word on what is being fixed – probably a roll back after that dreadful update yesterday.

    I think going forward, they should use the theme from Benny Hill because its turning into a joke now.

    But like I said yesterday, this ‘new’ crap update has helped me decide what to do on Friday – subs cancelled.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Kalain


    And Blizzard/Turbine/Sony/CCP have never done this to a game that has only been out a month? I think you have a very short and selective memory. I rememeber when WoW first came out and Blizzard had the servers down for 2+ whole days, I know this because Zenedar was one of them. That is far worse than bringing something down for a small patch for a couple of hours. Also, the WoW servers were down after the release for BC for a full day because the servers were unstable after they patched them. I guess you wouldn’t remember that either Mr Selective Memory.

    No, this is not bad for a companies first MMO, could be better though.

    Just put it down that you don’t like the game and move on, whilst others do. Or maybe you have a personal beef against Bioware for some unknown reason known to man.

    No, this isn’t as bad as what other companies have done.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Good luck fixing broken game, while excuse me, i will finish my Dragon Soul Raid.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. GrimRita

    @5 you know something. I just love how people keep comparing back to WoW. When was that game launched? END of debate imo. If a studio cant learn from those mistakes/issues back in 2004 then they should simply close.

    This genre has been around long enough now to iron out stupid issues. However, when something is design flaw – not a bug, then you have problems…HUGE problems.

    Yet again to pull Rift out. Trion manage daily updates,fixes,patches without the need to pull their servers down for 8 hours at a time, two-three times a week – so why cant someone like Bioware?

    I dont have a beef with Bioware, but I do with their shitty service – there isnt one. The patch was delayed and then pushed out still broken and clearly they knew that, because of todays down time.

    Bioware themselves have said, updates will be weekly and that yet hasnt happened. Delays last week, delays this week, extended downtime over xmas. They just are not learning anything.

    And with Friday looming, EA must be shitting themselves as to see how many will actually stay or cancel. They are even sending out emails with a ‘Founder badge’ if you subscribe to a months play.

    I always thought that those who purchased and played on day one are the ‘founders’ but not in their eyes. You need to commit to another months play to be a ‘founder’.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    “I always thought that those who purchased and played on day one are the ‘founders’ but not in their eyes. You need to commit to another months play to be a ‘founder’.”

    This. I saw that email this morning and couldn’t quite believe just how blatant they were being in the bribe-with-goodies tactics. It just smacked of desperation to me.

    And it did fuck me off that a “founder” in their eyes is only if they continue their sub. Cheap. A medal (probably just as fucking useless as the social badge that gets deleted right away) and a title (as if “founder” is even a good title).


    #8 3 years ago
  9. GrimRita

    I think thats the first time Ive seen you swear Viral lol

    Isnt it funny – SOE with SWG showed how NOT to treat a community when they released CU and NGE within months of each other and now Bioware are showing other developers how NOT to run a service for a Star Wars game – FYI, todays update has been DELAYED AGAIN. Now 3.30-7.30pm GMT

    At least Blizzard offered extended play when they screwed up…….

    #9 3 years ago
  10. viralshag

    @Grim, It’s been a long week of SAP training – which I would like to say as a business tool, is useless and awfully designed.

    That email just really annoyed me. If we were three months in and I had a great time but getting a bit tired of TOR, it would probably make me say “yeah, what the hell” but the fact is, we’re only just getting out of the first month and they’re already trying to sway me to stay with additional “limited” content. Rubbish content at that.

    I mean other than the STAP, I was pretty disappointed by the DD Edition goodies. Flare Gun – Shit, Holo Dancer – Shit, VIP Area Access – Utterly shit, Training Droid – Pointless, and last of all the HoloCam… giving me an item that takes first person screen shots… well blow me down. You know I could just scroll up to first person, Ctrl+U and take a screenshot?

    And a “Founder” title… this was the best you could do to sway the on-the-fence people? Are you seriously taking the piss, Bioware? I just think they are actually mugging me off now.

    Like I said before, new content is great but fixing the game is more important. Forget some shit about rakghouls, that most people haven’t finished grinding their shitty daily quests to do anyway, and fix all the stupid bugs in the game.

    It’s called priorities, Bioware, and right now yours are in a muddle.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DSB

    It is a really weird way to treat your customers though.

    If you preordered the game and played it since day 1, or within short time of that, then shouldn’t you be awarded for your patronage if there’s any plan of such an award?

    To me it seems like saying “Fuck you, we want your money bitch”. Which they already have, so really they just want even more.

    I guess it’s only a problem for the people who don’t want to re-up, but it’s still a pretty weird message to send. They probably should consider that even the people who don’t re-up now, might reconsider later, but that kind of attitude will probably be discouraging.

    MMORPG players are nothing if not anal.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. viralshag

    @DSB, I won’t disagree with you, I do think MMO players are/can be anal but to me an MMO is not a regular game. It’s an ongoing service as much as anything and part of that is wanting to feel like I’m getting my monies worth for a continuing subscription. I can replay Fallout or Skyrim as much as many hours as an MMO but that was a one-off payment.

    I always use Rift because they are a good example of how to make a good MMO, in the sense of a game and a service. Their GAME had a lot of content and their SERVICE was on time, efficient, updated and they treated their customers, new and old, very well.

    For an example which is related to this, I logged into Rift after being un-subbed for about 4-6 months and I got an achievement and some goodies for subbing or being a member for a length of time based on what I had played. Regardless of the fact this was introduced while I was not subbed, I still got it.

    And this email, titled “Earn the exclusive Founder title for a limited time” – earn? EARN? Surely I earned this by buying the game?

    Last part of my rant was wrong, I took that back. ;)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    Oh I wasn’t judging, even if it sounded that way.

    I was always telling myself I had “distance” to WoW when I was playing it, and I believe I tried my hardest, but the truth is that you get such a big stake in those games, that it’s hard not to react really strongly to the way developers handle them.

    Reporting for 4 hour raids several times a week, grinding for consumables, managing addons, it’s hard to avoid that becoming a life within a life.

    And I absolutely think it’s counter-productive to insult your day-one base like that, even if I can’t personally get incensed about it, precisely because I’m not playing it and I don’t have that stake.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. GrimRita

    I feel your pain Viral How do you think those poor suckers feel who bought the Collectors Edition? Nice statue – great but the ‘exclusive’ vendor only sells a 1.5 million credit speeder – thats it! LOL

    And i thought the holocam actually recorded game play, like RIFT does, then upload your footage to you tube – for me, that was a brilliant feature in Rift.

    Even today, they delayed the hot fix twice. Now the servers are down, and their useless community team on twitter, point you to the website for server updates, which of course you cant view as they are offline (or there is ‘high’ levels of traffic.

    I frankly have never seen such a shambolic service in years. For me, the fact SWTOR is such an average MMO may have kept me playing for a month or two but the recent spat of shit updates, downtime and hot fixes have all but confirmed I wont be subbing tomorrow.

    The ‘new’ cooldown ability animations are unreal. I have NEVER seen so many design flaws littered across a single MMO in years. With EA being public, they have to publish the numbers/income from this white elephant and the next investors call will make for very interesting reading.

    By reckon that by the middle of the year, a lot of the design team will be released and a new breed brought in. Please please please, bring in Jake Nerri from LucasArts. He turned SWG from the NGE, brought back many key features and made the game playable again. He really is the only hope Bioware have of saving this game from becoming the laughing stock in the MMO gaming community

    #14 3 years ago
  15. viralshag

    I’m just annoyed. And you of all people know I was happy to defend this game till the cows came home before it came out because I wanted/hoped they would deliver on what looked to be a promising game.

    Maybe I got myself over-hyped or expected too much or maybe I’m just frazzled when it comes to MMOs. Either way, for me personally, it just doesn’t do enough to keep me interested. And if anything, all this talk of Rift has made me want to go and play that a bit haha.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. GrimRita

    Oh yes, I remember all the debates :) Can I say ‘I told you so’? :-p

    I would return to Rift myself but I sold ALL my gear, gave away ALL my cash so I would be a) naked b) broke – a bit daft really.

    And FYI, Bioware have now posted that the downtime will be extended until at least 8.30pm What a bunch of tossers.

    Instead of using their only Brain in Bioware, by shutting down Ilum(where the problem is, so I have read) and let the rest of us play the game, then bring the servers down over night, they decide to ensure that everyone cant play.

    Star Wars: the Downtime Republic. Set 300 years before the invention of Customer Service, a bunch of clueless clowns banded together to push out an unfinished product.

    Although not learning from previous mistakes, the evil Emperor ELECTRONIC ARTS released his beast to the galaxy, only to lose total control early on, and causing chaos within the Republic.

    With only days left to safe themselves from total destruction, two Jedi Knights have been dispatched to save the day…..

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    Man, you people have such rose tinted glasses. Not to mention blind, extremist attitudes.

    The game hasn’t even been out a month. There are going to be bugs, there are going to be problems, and they will get fixed in time. Go out and smell some fucking roses or something in the meantime. Jesus.

    WoW was nearly unplayable for its first six months, due to server instabilities and other issues. Heck, it took practically a year for us to get our first bit of new content, and those content updates were few and far between.

    Compared to that, Star Wars: The Old Republic is a freaking nirvana, but it’s good to see that Star Wars is successfully nurturing a community culture of self entitled whiners who have nothing better to do with their lives. Just like WoW.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. GrimRita

    I bring you to the point I made at number 7. If you cant learn from someone elses mistakes, then you shouldnt play with the bigger fish.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. NeoSquall

    @17 Haters gonna hate, Michael.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. viralshag

    @17, You mind where you throw such generalisations such as “you people”? Don’t think I’ve mentioned a comparison to a game 7 year old anywhere.

    And yes, I will whine, thanks, and I believe I’m entitled to because I have paid for the game I’m whining about. Once my sub officially runs out past tonight I will have no reason to complain about it because I have no investment or entitlement to do so.

    I would also just like to point out that some people love to say “YOU CAN’T COMPARE THIS GAME TO WOW, IT’S HAD SEVEN YEARS ON THE MARKET!” and then in the next comment will say something along the lines of “LOOK AT WOW, THAT WAS UNPLAYABLE FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS AT LAUNCH!”

    You will find examples like that in most TOR articles on this site. Either use it as a comparison or don’t. Which is why I like to use Rift as an example, because it’s not more than half a decade old and a good comparison of how to do certain things right.

    #20 3 years ago

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    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]