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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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20 Comments

  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 ( http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=198324 ) 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

    @4

    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).

    Disappointing.

    #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…..

    http://media24.podbean.com/pb/043ee35b3f10d1d8f217dc74750b882c/4f18552f/blogs24/97450/archive/laurel-and-hardy1.jpg

    #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

    @17
    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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    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]