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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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    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kojima Station show suspended

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

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

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