Sections

First Mass Effect 3 reviews all praise for trilogy’s end

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 08:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Hours after the midnight US launch, the Mass Effect 3 reviews have begun trickling in. At this early stage, Commander Shepard’s final adventure is pulling near perfect scores.

Bioware kept anticipation high through the evening of the US launch with several official parties and a Twitter-based AR game – as well as some spooky Reaper balloons.

The highly anticipated sequel arrives in Australia on March 8 and hits Europe on March 9, for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Spoilers are already spilling out of the US as gamers let their enthusiasm carry them away, so keep your eyes firmly closed for the next few days.

Grab your reviews below, and don’t forget to add your own links in the comments. We’ll be adding more scores periodically over the next few hours.

Mass Effect 3′s launch trailer.

Latest

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestream is below. Teams from around the world will be competing for a $1 million dollar […]

  • 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 […]

61 Comments

  1. Mike

    BioWare haven’t yet let me down. *applause*

    #1 3 years ago
  2. CityCobra

    GamingXP gave 95% (PC & PS3)

    PS3: http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5504-electronic_arts-bioware-ps3-mass_effect_3.htm

    PC: http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5505-electronic_arts-bioware-pc-mass_effect_3.htm

    #2 3 years ago
  3. f1r3storm

    http://www.eurogamer.de/articles/2012-03-06-mass-effect-3-test

    10/10

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Judicas

    @1 dragon age 2 fan I take it?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Brenna Hillier

    @2 where is the score on Gaming XP’s review template…? Is it in the text?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. TheWulf

    No surprise there, then.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. loki

    No surprise EA spent a lot of money on score

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Logic Incarnate

    That is a lot of 10s. I would be interested to see a breakdown (because I am not going to look myself) of how many of these reviewers were committed to the series as a whole and how many were first timers or just casually interested.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Predator2k9

    Review @ Looki.de (92%) >>> http://www.looki.de/mass_effect_3_test_a5210_1.html

    #9 3 years ago
  10. minxamo

    Anyone seen the metacritic user score?
    EA can’t bribe users…

    #10 3 years ago
  11. viralshag

    @10, The day I rely on Metacritic user scores will be the day I stop gaming.

    I can’t say for the SP but the MP is still great. Really enjoying it. BUT – I had some left over Bioware points and bought three Spectre packs… and now everything I unlocked and received (including a Krogan sentinel and a Krogan shotgun) have disappeared.

    The EA rep was all but useless and just told me to wait. I checked again this morning and it’s still not there. In all of EA and Bioware’s wisdom, there doesn’t seem to be anywhere that actually shows I spent those Bioware points and there’s no were to see the purchase history related to the points.

    I really hope I get the points or the gear back…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. strikkebil

    i so happy :’ )

    #12 3 years ago
  13. CityCobra

    @Brenna Hillier

    Last Page (new links on the last page posted)

    PS3: http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5504-electronic_arts-bioware-ps3-page3-mass_effect_3.htm

    PC: http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5505-electronic_arts-bioware-pc-page3-mass_effect_3.htm

    #13 3 years ago
  14. CycloneFox

    Me1 is my favourite western rpg, while i disliked many things in me2, which held me from finishing the second one for one year.

    It seems anyway i hope, they fixed those gameplay flaws in the third one. I will definately play it, anyway.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. TheBlackHole

    Anyone who a) thinks publishers can still get away with buying positive scores or b) trust metacritic user reviews any more than critical ones is seriously misguided.

    Most professional writers nowadays work across a variety of magazines and websites, meaning IGN are no more likely to be bribed than Giantbomb or The Escapist.

    Very glad to hear that they didn’t drop the ball with the difficult third album.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. endgame

    @11 Yeah but can you truly fully dismiss Metacritic? It has to mean something. I think it’s good that there is a place where fans can give their own opinion about the games that they play. I’ve seen and read what those fans had to say about the game and some don’t seem to be just.. trolling. I really don’t know what to think at this moment but I didn’t like the demo much. Animation was bad. Graphics were.. glossy. And it just seemed a bit.. rushed. Combat in multiplayer was awesome though. Also loved the launch trailer. Epic! But I don’t know. I think I’ll stfu until I play the game but after DA2, SWToR and the From Ashes DLC I’m very skeptic about Bioware games. Hopefully I’m wrong.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @15: Publishers are the only one who finance videogame sites. Believing this doesn’t in any way effect the score of their games is just down right stupid. Best example is the review of Dragon Age 2 by Gametrailers.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. TheBlackHole

    @ #17

    Clearly you didn’t read a word I said. It has NOTHING to do with the site/magazine/blog, because it’s the WRITERS that decide the scores. These writers work for various companies, mostly on a freelance basis, with no particular allegiance to any one of them. Ergo, there is no reason for them to provide an artificially inflated score.

    If you genuinely believe that game writers (as the critical, opinionated beings that they are) would say NOTHING if asked by a company to raise a score, then you are perhaps just a little naive. Nothing stays secret in this day and age, not when it can fuel a story. The last time I think anything like this happened was back when Kane and Lynch first launched.

    Also, one example with no explanation does not make it either commonplace nor even rare.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. absolutezero

    Im happy that the people that have managed to stick by Bioware and all the fuck ups along the way have been rewarded with a apparently good game.

    Im still out. Sorry I just feel a little too alienated from the entire thing, everything I see looks like utter shit from the half arsed delivery of lines to the awful awful dialouge to the robotic animation.

    So yeah. Have fun Mass Effect fans just try and not get too angry about the end. Which everone you get.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. LOLshock94

    DOES THIS GAME OUT TODAY IN THE UK?

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Brenna Hillier

    @13 cheers dude, I’ll add them now.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DSB

    @19 Personally, the fact that ME2 was showered with nothing but praise just serves to make me paranoid when I look at those scores. Nothing I’ve actually seen in terms of gameplay makes it look any different, and the writing in the trailers was nothing short of atrocious.

    @18 Honestly, calling a group of “critics”, that can barely bring themselves to go below 7 unless the production values are entirely missing, “opinionated” or “critical” is nothing short of a joke. Maybe if they could reach the same level of of disparity in those opinions that critics in pretty much any other media do, that would be valid.

    As it stands, most obviously have no clue as to what critiquing actually means, or how to form and back up a personal opinion.

    Although I agree with your overall point. EA can’t bribe everybody. But then I don’t really think they need to, since the average critic probably isn’t competent enough to seperate hype or excitement from actual analysis.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. endgame

    @18 Actually they do. It’s really simple. Do I have to tell you how this works? Yes! It seems that I do. Publisher says to Magazine: Give This Game a 9/10 or better or we will cut your funding. Magazine says to Reviewer: Give This Game a 9/10 or we will fire you and make sure that you will never work in the business ever again. Reviewer goes and rates the game at at least 9/10 (in that specific Magazine’s review). He can do w/e the hell he wants elsewhere (on his blog or w/e). End of story. :D

    #23 3 years ago
  24. endgame

    @22 Combat (firing your weapon, using your powers, entering/exiting cover system) is improved. Although some weapon sounds are worst now.. :( I can’t say more until I actually play the full game.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Mike

    Edge 8

    #25 3 years ago
  26. viralshag

    You would think with all this big publisher backing the games journalism industry would pay a little better than it does…

    #26 3 years ago
  27. YoungZer0

    @23: Thank you. It seems publishers don’t care what the criticism is, as long as the score is high. If you listen to GT’s latest review of Zelda, it’s insane how many flaws are mentioned, yet the score is pretty solid.

    Most of the ads on gaming websites feature games, those games then get solid scores. If the score is not solid, the publisher can threaten to pull the ads and with it the money.

    Really, i have nothing but disrespect for most game journalists, especially those who don’t even bother to do research, some actual journalism or review non-hype games.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    Imagine that your the journo that decides to actually write a critical review pointing out the good with the bad and levelling the positive with the negative. Imagine giving the game a rating which reflected its true quality.

    Now imagine never getting hired by any site or publication because you’ve been put on a publisher shit list.

    This is a job people need to get paid and you can’t get paid by being truthful.

    Reviews should be used as a guide and as opinion pieces, never ever base a purchase on them. Theres nothing wrong with say reading a review by Jim Sterling but I would never ever let him inform a purchase.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    I don’t think publishers would risk buying off very many people. Maybe people they’ve bought off before, and maybe bigger publications, but ultimately you’re taking a big risk by trying to coerce a score.

    You’re forgetting that a big deal of games media is gossip and rumor. If someone cries wolf on EA trying to doctor scores, it’s gonna get picked up, and it’s going to provide some level of invalidation to every other good score they get.

    There’s definitely a point to be made on implicit pressure since most publishers are paying the games writers bills, but that’s ultimately down to a lack of spine. The publishers need somewhere to advertise, and the games writers need something to write about, so there should be a balance of power.

    @26 Maybe it does…. Under the table! :P

    Really, I think most are bribed with lollipops and lager.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Piotrek66

    http://www.cdaction.pl/news-25306/mass-effect-3—recenzja.html – 9/10. :)

    #30 3 years ago
  31. YoungZer0

    @29: I don’t think they need to say it, it’s a mutual understanding.

    I think most writers aren’t even aware of how corrupt they are. They don’t seem to take the job that serious.

    Having said that, the last time i remember something like this went public was when Ubisoft tried to tell a german magazine that they can only play a free preview of AC2 if they can guaranty a good score. So they ran a different story. And eventually gave AC2 a good score anyway.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. viralshag

    I would also like to say the Verge/Vox review looks awesome.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    Someone is going to be fired at EA marketing team because it is 94/100 on metacritic, not 96 or higher.

    Mass Effect 1 was decent, Mass Effect 2 was mediocre in everything and i don’t expect something better in Mass Effect 3 to be honest.

    Mass effect is pretty much cliche setting from other sources with generic shooting gameplay and casual RPG mechanic which they finally dropped in ME3 and made it basically TPS with 3 small choices (umm… dialogs?!?!?)

    Update: Ahaha, 4.1 rating on meta by User Scores. Lol. I seriously don’t get it.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. viralshag

    Considering ME3 is not open to everyone yet and the majority of people will still be playing it for the first time and probably looking to finish it before they give a user score, I still don’t get why anyone is paying any attention to that score right now?

    #34 3 years ago
  35. triggerhappy

    Wow… they are some good and obviously well deserved scores… This MUST be one powerhouse of a game. Eurogamer 10/10??? WOW…

    #35 3 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    @34
    A very, very small minority of people will finish the game before giving a user score. Far more will be based on the demo, screenshots or the first hours play.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. endgame

    @33 At this moment Mass Effect 3 user scores are 2.3 on the PC, 4.2 on the XBOX and 3.1 on the PS3. I don’t know. This looks grim. And note that these are all “red” scores while Mass Effect 2 user scores are all “green”. I hope I haven’t wasted my last money on a piece of crap. :D

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Gheritt White

    So it’s a bit good then, is it? Glad I pre-ordered the tin now. Just need to find the time to play it…

    #38 3 years ago
  39. ManuOtaku

    The thing is that most of the time we as gamers do the work of publishers a very easy one, with situations like the eurogamer review of Uncharted 3, were many gamers outcry the reviewer stating bad personal things torwards him just for the score given to said tittle, i know theres a symbiotic relation between publishers and writers,i wont deny that or defend it for that matter, but us gamers we add our part/touch in that relationship, and we have also some responsability as well, i know that maybe we dont have that much power in the end, but maybe some reviewers are in reality being affected by this kind of issues regarding fans of long great series IP, we dont see this kind of behaviour in gamers, for newly games or IPs as well, when good new games or IPS, were getting the not so good scores, therefore it might be a correlation factor between long series with good scores for this very reason as well, as also for the mentioned relationship between writers and publishers.
    P.S for the topic at hand i cannot wait for this game, the overall consensus is really strong, therefore IMHO saying that the relation between writers and publishers has somEthing to do with this great scores is not the main reason in my eyes, this game should do something good for the overall consensus as well, really i cannot wait for the arrival of my copy (one month for now)

    #39 3 years ago
  40. DSB

    @39 Well you’re right, but ultimately what is written and how they do it is solely the responsibility of the critic.

    If they aren’t able to provide people with a competent, personal and honest opinion, then they aren’t any use to anyone. If people want to whine about their babies being critisized, then guess what, they shouldn’t be reading criticisms of it, which is the whole point of a review.

    A review is only a consumer service in the sense that it provides you with a qualified point of view on a game. It’s not supposed to guess what you like or dislike, that’s your responsibility.

    Even commenters on this site take shit for being negative about games that other people like. That’s just how it goes. I think it’s fine that there are both points of view, but there really aren’t when you look at games reviews.

    The only two people I can think of who stand out is the guy on Destructoid that everyone seems to hate and then Tom Chick.

    Personally I’ll always look for a Chick review, and it’s certainly not because I agree with him. 50% of the time I strongly disagree, but the difference is I know he’s looking at things seriously, critically and honestly.

    Let people whine. That shouldn’t affect any writer. If you’re writing for anyone other than yourself, then you’re no use to anyone.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Moonwalker1982

    But oh my…i was just checking Metacritic and saw the overall user score so far, i got very sad instantly and clicked it away. How is that possible? I just hope i won’t be one of those eventually….

    #41 3 years ago
  42. viralshag

    @DSB,

    http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2012/03/06/the-official- mass-effect-2-haters-guide-to-mass-effect-3/

    You’re welcome. ;)

    #42 3 years ago
  43. DSB

    @42 Haha!

    That’s really case and point right there, nice one :D

    #43 3 years ago
  44. viralshag

    Thought you’d like that one. ;)

    #44 3 years ago
  45. ManuOtaku

    #40 i agree, but i think at an extent and some regard, a critic of any media, should also consider the group or target the review is done for to some degree, because for example if some people enjoy an RPG and you are making a review of skyrim, for instance, you should mention or put on some part of the review that RPG fans would enjoy the game more, for that they should increase the score a point or a point and a half of the overall score, just for the preference alone, rather than those who dont like RPGS, for example that like action games, which should decrease a point or a point in a half of the overall score, therefore to some degree they should consider the target, becuase is like you said a review is a consumer service therefore it is very difficult in reality for the reviewer or critic disconnect from the consumers opinion, i mean to the point in which he will be affected by it, and i think this has nothing to do with him/her not being honest, because in the end we are humans and we want to transmit our opinion that has an universal appeal or that appeals the most of people, i think is very hard to ask a reviewer or critic to disconect himself from the consumers feedback IMHO, because he wants to also evolve get better even if some critics from consumers are the bad type.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. DSB

    @45 I have to say I strongly disagree. You can’t be more than you are. If you’re not an RPG player, then you have to review it honestly, as someone who isn’t.

    And who’s to say that RPGs should only be left to RPG players? They aren’t only intended for RPG players or core nerds. They’re likely intended for everyone, and even if they weren’t, it could still be entertaining or useful to hear what a noob might think of them.

    A guy who doesn’t like RPGs can’t pretend like he knows what RPG players want, or might want. That’s how a review starts to sink into mediocrity. If he goes that way, he’s just blind guessing instead of actually judging, and anyone can do that. Absolutely anyone. Just look at financial analysts like Michael Pachter. Guessing is his job.

    It’s up to the reader to decide where he stands according to a reviewer. It’s up to the reviewer to properly communicate his opinion, his feelings and his experience, and thus allow the reader to reflect his own personality and preference against his.

    Actual bias should be kept to a minimum. Take Tom Chick as an example. He didn’t like Mass Effect 2, but he likes Mass Effect 3. How often do you see that among regular reviewers? Quite arguably the vast majority are going to try to defend how they felt about the last game by projecting that onto the next, or vice versa.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Da Man

    Erthazus, have you ever noticed that you ‘re typing the same poorly written sentences (which generally are contradictory, shallow and nonsensical, and essentially are someone else’s posts from the internet just poorly paraphrased, but I digress) for years? I mean, do you really have fun doing that? Good Lord… even 11 years old Transformers fans are more interesting people.

    Anyway do we really take Metacritic user scores into account now? Really?

    #47 3 years ago
  48. ManuOtaku

    #46 dont problem that you not agree with me, either way is great to have this conversation really 8D,i do get your point although i dont share it in some extent, thanks for your input, really appreciated

    #48 3 years ago
  49. DSB

    @48 Absolutely. No one ever died from having an opinion :)

    #49 3 years ago
  50. viralshag

    @47, Transformer fan what now!?

    To be fair, he wouldn’t be who he is if he didn’t do it. And realising he was doing it wouldn’t be who he is… if that makes sense. In the words of DSB: “You can’t be more than you are.”

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Da Man

    Oi, no offense to Transformers fans.

    I like them myself.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Edo

    Mass Effect 3 fail on PC,Bioware sux….oooops sorry,didn’t see loki already did it for me.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Takeshi

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-mass-effect/727641

    #53 3 years ago
  54. LOLshock94

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4NeqOXZGc
    ^ign 720p review looks amazing

    #54 3 years ago
  55. jrizz43

    not trying to be a troll here but…am i the only one who HATES the mass effect series? just doesn’t appeal to me…

    #55 3 years ago
  56. Sini

    no, most people with higher standards think it’s trash. We’re all playing xenoblade now. Still better than skyrim though, at least ME has some interesting characters compared to that failure.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. viralshag

    @55, No, probably not. Maybe you’re the only person that feels the need to vent their hate. Healthy to do so, I guess.

    Each to their own.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. fearmonkey

    I checked out Metacritic before looking at this article, and noticed the 2.5 overall rating from users. Most of those reviews are spammed, like what gamers/geeks do on Amazon when they get mad.
    Why all the rage against ME3? The first day DLC? Some of those reviews have fake spoilers, and are talking about events in the game they shouldn’t have even seen yet since the game just got released.

    This is why I ignore the user ratings on metacritic, idiots use it for their vengengence. USer Ratings on gamefly are much better, I usually look at those before buying /renting a game that has been released for awhile.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. Cozzy

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=not+bad&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1280&bih=709&tbm=isch&tbnid=081FMT_19hVeHM:&imgrefurl=http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/obama-rage-face-not-bad&docid=fYY4zJK9XyuJ3M&imgurl=http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lltzgnHi5F1qzib3wo1_400.jpg&w=288&h=288&ei=X0hWT6qICaLH0QWwnLTOCQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=971&sig=118188919338529798576&page=1&tbnh=148&tbnw=147&start=0&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=94&ty=27

    #59 3 years ago
  60. sander_nl

    Gamer.nl – 9.5
    http://www.gamer.nl/review/256467/mass-effect-3-1

    #60 3 years ago
  61. sander_nl

    InsideGamer.nl – 9+
    http://www.insidegamer.nl/recensies/95851/mass-effect-3-9

    #61 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • 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 […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]