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Far, far away: SWTOR is free-to-play this weekend

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Starting Thursday, March 15, players around the world will be able play Star Wars: The Old Republic in the first Weekend Pass Free Trial. For a limited time, individuals who don’t already have a previously-active SWTOR account can experience the MMO for up to four days for free, with no payment method required.

Individuals who take part in the Weekend Pass will be able to experience “the opening adventures of each of the eight character classes in the game,” exploring both the Origin World and their faction’s Capital World.

Additionally, Weekend Pass players will have access to PvP Warzones and early faction-specific Flashpoints The Esseles and The Black Talon.

The Weekend Pass Free Trial ends on Monday, March 19.

More information is available through here.

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23 Comments

  1. Se_7_eN

    This doesn’t look good…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    Well EA have to pull out all the stops prior to their investors call at the end of this month to attempt to hide the mass decline in the player base.

    It’s evident on every server(if you read the forums) and on my friends server, who is quitting next week.

    It’s a shame as this game could and should have given WoW a run for its money, but instead played it too safe, is VERY limited in what you can/cant do and has a pvp system that is broken – they are even ‘going back to the drawing board’ with their ‘open’ pvp planet as its so messed up.

    I dont know why EA released this before Xmas(probably for money) and yet again have blown their only chance of making this game a success. They did the same with WAR(although that lacked SO much polish).

    Update 1.2 is the big deal for Bioware and will probably end up making or breaking the game if it cant sustain and grow its user base.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1 and 2

    Again all MMOs have done this type of marketing. Why is it that when it comes to EA that it is Doom and Gloom for the MMO.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Mineral4r7s

    If SWTOR dies I go to Tera.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. GrimRita

    @3 Of course they have. But not when their game hasnt even been released for 3 full months.

    The big difference with EA and many other MMO publisher/developers, is that EA MUST publish the numbers and looking back at the history of cost for SWTOR(whoever is right, is anyones guest) but hiring all those voice actors couldnt have been cheap – EA need to ensure that the investment made by their share holders has/is paying off.

    But EA havent learnt from WAR. You never get a 2nd chance to make a first impression and unfortunately, for a lot of people, SWTOR just doesnt cut the mustard.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Rift, AOC, Warhammer, Champions, City of Heroes/villains have all done this in the first few months of release. SO point made invalid.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. GrimRita

    @6 – PB take your face for a shit – it needs to…..

    First ‘few’ months – sure……Rift waited 6, WAR waited 4(oh look EA), AoC(6) – SWTOR(3)

    And none of these cost the dizzy numbers of SWTOR.

    Point INVALID. You just cant admit the game is failing. I would say go and play it, but you cant – the servers are down LOL. Anyway, no point even trying to communicate with you, because you cant read

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @7

    Nor can you? You are on this EA hate bandwagon that the meer mention of EA and you have to continue to do your hate mongering because apparently EA or SWTOR had came over your house and raped your Mom.

    I don’t need you for info I have Bioware employees as teachers and I actually do my own research. Why in the hell do you think I need to listen to a hater to give “facts” that is like listening to FOX news about the political climate.

    “I would say go and play it, but you cant – the servers are down LOL. ”

    Oh real slick, its maintenance which happens every Tuesday since release. Just proves you are grasping at straws.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Talkar

    @2
    Unless you can show specific numbers, backed up by sources, you are just talking out of your ass regarding server population.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    Leave Rift out of it boys – that game kicks ass. ;)

    Fact is that no game can match wow. Period. Not in terms of quality, Rift kills wow in quality. But in shear quanity and polish. It is a beast. Also it will run on almost any laptop off of the shelf of Walmart. Making it acesable.

    I play wow, I would rather play Rift. I have two maxed toons of Rift already. But my brother inlaw can’t run RIFT, he just started playing wow. So i joined him. We duel account wow, the game can play on all three of our PCs in the house. Rift can only run on one.

    That counts for alot.

    Also every one compares every MMO to wow. And they should Blizzard set the standard and rewrite the rules. But wow has 85 levels with 3 expansions. Add in refined PVP that can stand shoulder to shoulder with omp experiences like BF or CoD. No new game can match that.

    Thts just a lot of polish and game content. So new players like my brother inlaw are drawn to wow. And it is a good fit.

    All of that aside, anyone that thought Star Wars could attract enough steady fan base is delusional. Generic Fantasy settings > Generic Space settings. Simple as. Add in the SW liscence and your sunk. It is just too limiting.

    With wow or rift or guild wars or whatever the lore is what you want it. In SW your constantly paying homage to the SW books/movies/comics/past. You just don’t have the freedom. Fans come to the table with too many preconcieved expectations. Your sunk.

    Wanna know tha greatest SW game possibilty of all time? Battlefront. It lends itself to fans, to SW lore, to gameplay, and isn’t going to be expected to do too much. If EA publishes Star Wars Battlefront 3, they make millions. Trying to publish SW wow they will lose millions.

    I saw it coming all along. This game will be free 2 play in another 18months or less. Depends on how determined some of the people behind the game are to save face.

    You have to keep in mind that the sucsess of a MMO is not down to dedicated hardcore foaming at the mouth rabid fans….it comes down to how many average joes they can convince to spend money on the game(beit monthly subs, or f2p style market place iteams).

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    ” Trying to publish SW wow they will lose millions.”

    Thats funny because it has already made up for it development cost and as of last investor call had 1.7 million paid subscribers not even Rift has those numbers even now.

    “In SW your constantly paying homage to the SW books/movies/comics/past. ”

    Not really since it happens in a time way before all things have happened. The only homage bioware has to listen to is the force, conflict between Sith and Jedi, planets and the races which is what most SW fans really want.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    Grims right, PB, your in denial.

    Rift has been out for a year. Of course a MMO will ballon and then reced numberswise. SW has been out 3 months.

    “Not really since it happens in a time way before all things have happened. The only homage bioware has to listen to is the force, conflict between Sith and Jedi, planets and the races which is what most SW fans really want.”

    But you really aren’t listening, or seeing, or maybe just don’t want to. I don’t know. SW fans will not sustain the game. Just like Warcraft fans don’t sustain WoW. My bro inlaw doesn’t know squat about Warcraft games or their lore. He plays because he enjoys the gameplay. He isn’t a fan of Warcraft.

    Your thinking is that SWTO is a game for SW fans. And that is one of the reasons to fail. And that is my point. A game like this has to go way way way behind SW fans. I don’t think it is going to. Casual and average MMO players will be drawn to wow over SWTO.

    Its also worth bringing up the question how much longer before the MMO bubble pops? Right now everyone wants what Blizzard has. But is it attanable? Realistic and sustainable? I honestly don’t think it is. SW or otherwise.

    I think the future of MMOs is f2p. I think wow can dowhat it does because it is wow. If Blizzard were launching wow for the first time right now, I doubt it would be a smash sub based hit.

    Things change, trends come and go.

    SWTO isn’t going to change that, or really, even have an impact, imo.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    “Grims right, PB, your in denial.”

    Oh right because I bring a thing called facts to the table I am in denial. Where you are just bringing your own opinions and claiming them as facts as is Grim. SWTOR has already made up its development cost so now its all profit so even if it were to go to F2P they would still be banging on a profit unlike DCUO, Champions, STO and AOC who had invested millions upon million and it didn’t deliver so they had to make it f2p to bring in some money because that is better than no money.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    If people don’t play your game as long as you intened = your losing millions in lost revenue.

    Facts have a funny way of being slanted. It certianly wasn’t EAs plan to simply break even. They want the cash cow that is wow. Kindy funny if ya think about it, EA is chasing two Acti Cash Cows. Moo Moo. Wow and Cod.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    And PB – for the RECORD – the 1.7 million is NOT paid. Its ‘active’ – get your facts straight. And Talkar, the numbers will be out soon enough. But EA are trying their best to boost its flagging game.

    Ive said it before, and will say it again – this game will be on life support by Xmas and the fact they are already taking drastic measures so soon, only fans the flames of failure.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    “EA is chasing two Acti Cash Cows. Moo Moo. Wow and Cod.”

    So? Apple and Microsoft, Sony and Microsoft do exactly the same thing too. Grasping at straws? And Btw WOW has been hemorrhaging subscriptions every quarter and they aren’t small numbers so much so they had to fire 600 employees. I have 6 friends that have lost their jobs.

    “Its ‘active’ – get your facts straight.”

    Yeah and you can’t be active without a sub. Get your facts straight.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    What?

    Ok bud, I think you’v lost it. Ima go play some wow, I have druid that needs leveling.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. TheWulf

    Poor PhoenixBlight. The sole TOR supporter here. It just shows the waning favour. Forums have been losing a lot of TOR favour, lately, and mostly it’s just bitter people who’re just utterly fed up with it.

    I think that 2 has the right of it.

    If TOR was this huge, healthy thing, you’d still have fanboys around here supporting it vehemently like you did at launch. But in replicating WoW they made a terrible, horrible mistake.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DSB

    I think people are reading way too much into basic promotion for the game. These companies are fighting for subscriptions, just like newspapers are, and part of the way you do that is by approaching people. You don’t just sit back and expect to be handed succes on a platter.

    I think SWTOR has a decent shot at snapping up at least some of the forlorn WoW players, and as such it will probably do okay, but obviously it doesn’t help that it’s basically the same game with a bit of cookie cutter story and lightsabers thrown into it.

    The wise move would’ve been to pull out all the stops to push the gameplay forward, not just follow the leader. The fact that people are finally getting fed up with WoW doesn’t exactly bode well for SWTOR. I don’t think it was intended to scoop up WoW’s leftovers, and it’s obviously open to challenge by a game that actually dares to move things forward.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. GrimRita

    @16 – You are right. You cant be active without a sub. So I guess, unlike EA, youre not counting the FREE 30 days that comes with the game? Because they are.

    Those figures were publisher before the subs actually started unless they counted those that were FORCED to enter a payment method prior to starting.(althought it didnt take any money out).

    @19
    I think looking at WoW, free trials didnt work for them. I dont know why but there is some info that something like 13% actually take out a sub once the trial period is up.

    Maybe its because Blizzard did this a couple of years into the life of WoW – or, like me, people found it crap and generic and way too easy.

    But the only way you will attract any kind of numbers away from WoW is to offer something different – and hardly any of the ‘Big’ named MMOs do that.

    Why should someone who has invested the best part of 6-7 years in 1 MMO move to another that misses many key and importantly BASIC features.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DSB

    @20 I don’t know the economics behind the average mainstream MMO, but for websites, if 13% of your visitors buy something on the site, that’s a blockbuster succes. If 3% buy something, you’re doing quite well.

    Granted, in this case we’re talking about a client of some 20 gb’s worth, which is a lot, but some of that is likely using excess infrastructure.

    I don’t know how the numbers when it comes to games, but there’s no way they were expecting anything close to a 50% subscription rate. That’s wishful thinking for any promotional campaign.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DarkElfa

    PB isn’t the only TOR supporter here. He’s just not buying into all the apocalyptic bullshit you guys are laying out. If it comes to it, the game will go F2P and then they’ll rake in the money just like every other big name F2P MMO.

    You asshats need to stop drinking all that hater-aid on the web and shave your neckbeards.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Kabby

    SWTOR is more likely to grab people than Warcraft did with this type of trial. The Star Warsy vibe and easiness of soloing may tempt a lot of folks to keep going.

    However, when you reach 50 the game becomes a pointless mess.

    #23 3 years ago

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    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]