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Metacritic cracking down on alleged Mass Effect 3 trolls

Tuesday, 6 March 2012 23:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Metacritic has begun removing suspiciously negative Mass Effect 3 user reviews.

“We have already removed user reviews which have broken our terms of use. We will continue to monitor user reviews and take the steps needed to ensure our users both comply with those terms and do not have to read other reviews which break them,” editor in chief Marc Doyle told Kotaku.

Doyle asked users to check the site’s terms of use and to report any trolling or other forms of abuse to admins.

Within minutes of the action RPG’s US release, large numbers of negative Metacritic user reviews began rolling in – many rating the game at the lowest possible score and leaving derisive, inflammatory comments.

Many of the accounts had been registered specifically to leave Mass Effect 3 reviews, leading many to suspect the work of trolls.

A number of other user reviews from established members give positive or balanced results, and the critical reception has been notably positive.

Mass Effect 3 is out now in the US, and arrives in Australia on march 8 and Europe on March 9, for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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35 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    They removed mine because i said garrus was a fag and he should never of died like wtf not my falut bioware suck penis

    #1 3 years ago
  2. xino

    but it’s alright for them to troll MW3:/

    #2 3 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    @2 IKR lets stand up againest these trolls buddy!!!!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    That does not change anything if you look for example here: http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/mass-effect-3

    It’s still 4.3

    So? Is it a DLC situation or the game is a complete disaster? I think it’s a disaster because ME 1 was ok and 2 was mediocre piece of a game in my opinion.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    @4 there so medicore that you still play them…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. triggerhappy

    @Erth: You aways really hard on things. Why is that? List me your top 5. I just wanna see what gets the Erth seal of approval…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Stardog

    Wow they removed EVERY PC user review.

    They are as corrupt as EA.

    EDIT: No, it’s moved down to the bottom-right somehow.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. K-V-C

    yea i read another post i dont wana ruin anything put most people dislike the ending and that caused them to do this very sad people would put the score that low just because of the ending :(

    #8 3 years ago
  9. triggerhappy

    @stardog: Why they still let joe public rate things on meta is a mystery to me. This always happens.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Stardog

    @triggerhappy But regular game reviewers are just joe public anyway.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. absolutezero

    You have to ask yourself why its being bombed to hell and back though. I mean look at some other games that have high critical ratings like say… Half Life 2, the user rating on that is… oh hey its about the same as the critical one.

    My fear is that Bioware is just going to take the easy way out and blame it on homophobia, even though im guessing a fair whack of the people “dirty protesting” on metacritic don’t give a shit either way.

    Actually a hell of alot of people seem to actually be upset that sexuality has come down to a choice, a decision, “I think ill be gay now.”. Honestly Im not down with that at all, its your character you should be given the options to play that character as you wish.

    In addition theres 2 or 3 bad user reviews gay men slating the fuck out of the nieve and childish way the gay romance has been written, again that just seems to be par for the course in terms of the series as a whole, why would a gay romance be different to the ham-fisted approach all the others have gotten?

    So Im not going to simply dismiss all this horrible reception as bad trolling, Dragon Age 2 got the same treatment and it got a 94% from PC Gamer, look how well DA2 turned out.

    I kinda just want Mass Effect to go away now, its out let the people enjoy it and let me pretend that it was a series of 1 game.

    NB : When Metacritic removed the dodgy user reviews the average rating actually went down. So might not have been a good thing to do.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. triggerhappy

    I don’t think the gay choice should have been in there at all. I don’t have anything against anyone who is gay but the world’s just not ready to be shown that in a video game and not make a song and dance about it.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. absolutezero

    It needs to happen.

    Its happened before and oh look no one had a fucking problem with it. The Fable series from the outset has allowed you to court and even marry someone the same sex as your character.

    Actually this is quite good, go look at the User Reviews for Fable 3 compared to the first game, now look at the Critical ones.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. triggerhappy

    A fair point. But mass effect’s always been that much more serious about its relationships than fable. I wouldn’t be surprised if some gay people thought they were being misrepresented here, I mean I watch the male on female scenes and im major facepalming LOL. Suppose its like when they do something about a gamer on CSI or the likes, we’re always going on about how misrepresented we are.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DSB

    The world wasn’t ready to let blacks sit where they wanted to on the bus either, but thankfully those people had the courage to demand a right to sit where they want. That’s usually how things change.

    50 years from now the people who believe that hiding behind a stupid book makes them any less a group of common bigots are going to look just as hateful and ignorant as the last guys who tried to step on ordinary people for no reason.

    http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/03/05

    I kinda feel like that sums up “Bioware sex” pretty well though :P

    It’s about as interesting as a screen saying “And then they had teh sex”.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. frostquake

    Don’t forget Skyrim, you wear the Amulet of Mara, and you get hit on by the same sex all the time. I am playing a Male, and an overwhelming of the people saying they are interested in me are Male, so where was the controversy in that?? I just don’t see an issue here at all. It is just a simple game, but since it is causing a dialogue, I guess it is good?

    As of this writing there were only 31 Positive reviews and no Mixed or Negative reviews from Critics, which is very surprising, I truly was expecting a few Mixed Reviews.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. triggerhappy

    Check what gameinformer have to say about the controvertial DLC:

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/03/06/mass-effect-3-dlc-from-ashes-impressions.aspx

    “This is a critical slice of one of Mass Effect’s greatest mysteries, and though it feels kind of slimy of EA and BioWare to make people pay for it, I can’t say that I’m sorry I spent the money.”

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    User reviews are mostly trolls either flaming the game they hate or praising a game. You the most common scores for a game in metacritic is. ITS 0 OR 10. User reviews just sucks and dont serve any purpose because they are written by people who dont know anything about how to rate a game.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    Can I ask a question?

    Why put sex into a video game in the first place?

    I don’t want it there. It isn’t handled in a mature manor in most cases. I have not played ME3 and don’t intend to. Not because of the sex, but because it doesn’t appeal to me. But I will not play Fable because of it.

    Fable actualy tracks sexual encounters. Including same sex and group sex situations. I know it makes me sound like another American affraid of sex. I am not. But sex needs to be handled with a bit more maturity, imo. Esp with a video game.

    Its potrael is demening(most often to women). And it is juvenial. Look at the demographic. I understand that YOU(talking to no one/everyone) are not 14 yr old, but kids easily get the wrong idea from media. Games are worse because they are interactive, empowering.

    It boils down to this. Period. And simple.

    If your old enough to handle sex, your not as impressed with it in your games. Simple as. If your swayed into buying/enjoying a game because sex is in it(Fable/GTA), your prolly not mature enough to be able to handle it.

    So I ask you, why even have that dynamic in the game to begin with?

    I am older then most of you. I am not impressed one damn bit with it in the game. If a game has solid gameplay, would youhoneslty not buy it because it lacked a group sex element? Or if a game was only so-so would you go ahead and buy it anyways because it included your char having sex?

    I mean, really?

    I can 100% gaurentee you that the only reason it is included in the overwhelming majority of games that include it is to drive sales.

    I am reminded of Bevis and Butthead. Laughing and joking about Boobies.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Fin

    Metacritic user reviews are not the place to protest objections to a game. It just makes you look petty and mean.

    @19

    Sex is an adult theme and part of gaming’s increasing maturity. I don’t understand why you think it shouldn’t be included. Should all films and books be sex free too?

    “I can 100% gaurentee you that the only reason it is included in the overwhelming majority of games that include it is to drive sales.”

    Please don’t throw out absolutely ridiculous stats, it just makes you look stupid.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    @19 Your entire argument is entirely mooted by the fact that its a choice.

    If you don’t want to see it, simply don’t take that path in the dialogue. Its not like the game is forcing you at gun-point to be exposed to it.

    I’m old enough (and married long enough) that I don’t need a game to get my jollies off (especially not with a woman as ugly as Chobot), but I don’t see the problem with its existing as an *optional* part of the universe. You can play through BioWare’s games without getting involved in romances with the cast, so again, you don’t have to ever expose yourself to this kind of content, unless you intentionally choose to seek it out.

    The fact that anyone considers this an issue is pretty sad, and DSB’s comparison to black people’s rights is an entirely valid one.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. polygem

    gay love in me 3
    a black nephew of mario
    a vegan cod war hero
    …all awesome…

    #22 3 years ago
  23. polygem

    og: you got a good point (again). i agree that sex in games should be handled with care. i haven´t played me3 yet so i cannot argue about how it is implemented there (hehe “implemented” beavis). i totally like the idea of gay love in a game though. the gaming world is full of homophobic douchebags. for a science fiction setting it´s totally natural to have gay love in it if you think about it. we will hopefully have a much more open minded society a few hundred years from now. if we just look at the history we can see that. so gay love being totally accepted in the future – 100% sure about that. the sexism of a gtaIV on the other hand totally turned me off. i think it was just lame and dull. the game and the whole franchise suffered from that. this is not what i would call a mature game. it´s a game for teens and for them it´s not that great…or god of war…pfff…hi kids. in fable i kinda enjoyed the mixed sex groupsex scenarios and i found them more gimmicky than anything and do not think they are insulting even for a younger audience…i mean you just had a black screen and some weird sounds. it must not mean that every teenager wants to have sex with as many people as possible at the same time after watching those black screens. sex is totally overrated in our society though. totally.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. polygem

    another take: why isn´t the porn industry into gaming yet actually? porn games would sell like crazy…i hope this will never happen!

    ahhh i got it – you´ll need your hands off of your controller…well that´s a problem…ms, sony and nintendo with all their motion gaming stuff wont give them a platform, because they got reputation to loose, so they need to make their own console AND develop their own “games”…well that will take some hundreds of years for them to figure out….pheew.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. viralshag

    I get the feeling most people here knocking ME3 haven’t actually played the game.

    I have. It’s awesome. But haters gonna hate.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. OrbitMonkey

    I’m waiting for the Kinnect Porn game… “Your penis is the controller!”

    Not that it’d ever detect the little winkies of the average 360 using male!! Trolololol ;-)

    #26 3 years ago
  27. polygem

    nasty

    #27 3 years ago
  28. ManuOtaku

    #26 “Your penis is the controller!”, we are talking about gay relantionships here, “Your anus is the controller” is more fitting, i guess.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. OrbitMonkey

    ^ I do not want to see the plug-in needed for that game…

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Da Man

    Metacritic user ratings are essentially random. They obv depend on a few mostly sad reasons.. exclusivity, zealousness of the game’s fans (e.g. Half Life), game being weird/niche (Platinum titles), some vendetta of angry nerds against a publisher and so on.. It’s like a roulette.

    Consider Bayonetta and God Hand. Is there any logic behind those? No.

    It’s like counting agrees and disagrees on N4G.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. polygem

    a friend of mine is playing swtor atm. he enjoys it but he says everyone is complaining all the time about minor issues and people totally freak out. it is beyond me why people are complaining all the time BUT keep playing the damn game every day. it´s pathetic. just don´t play it if it´s no fun… i think a lot of swtor haters hate on bioware now and think it´s payback time by giving bad ratings to me3. idiots.

    orbit and manu: i am glad you are not a game developer team ;-)

    #31 3 years ago
  32. OlderGamer

    It wasn’t a knock on ME3. I haven’t played it, and said so.

    But just as a general question.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. No_PUDding

    I want to play Mass Effect again.

    Two was okay, but I dont see too much continuity for me to need to play three.

    First one was just cooool. Soundtrack especially.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. viralshag

    @32, Your question is answered with the most simple of answers: because it adds more choice.

    As Mike said, it’s entirely optional. You can totally avoid it or you can act like a total in-game whore. If someone wants to do the latter and having that option doesn’t hurt anyone, why not include it?

    I really don’t think having sex in a game drives a game’s sales all that much if at all.

    I for one followed the romance options in all the Bioware games because I like my character to do that. Not because I want to knock one off over it, but because I don’t want my character to be fighting with some big hefty blue balls.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. viralshag

    @33, Some of the tracks in ME3 are great. Clint Mansell is a don.

    #35 3 years ago

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  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]