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Retake Mass Effect petition backers raise $38,000 for charity

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 04:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Fans demanding BioWare change the ending of Mass Effect 3 have decided to prove their seriousness with a charity fundraiser.

Retake Mass Effect organisers launched a ChipIn page, with all donations going to Child’s Play, the gamer-centric charity which provides games and toys to hospitalised children.

The donation drive is described as “community driven effort to bring positive attention to our petition for an alternate ending to the fantastic Mass Effect series”.

“We would like to dispel the perception that we are angry or entitled. We simply wish to express our hope that there could be a different direction for a series we have all grown to love,” it reads.

The fundraiser has already garnered over $$37,533 in about 24 hours, and will run through April 11. The total has more than doubled in the last hour as word spreads.

Retake Mass Effect has requested BioWare alter Mass Effect 3′s ending through a patch or DLC. The movement has been widely debated with strong arguments on both sides raising issues of gamer entitlement, the cost of games, invested time and emotional commitment.

Thanks, Gamefront.

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45 Comments

  1. Brenna Hillier

    I’ve updated this article because in the last hour the total has more than doubled.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Zibanitum

    Please don’t forget there is also a matter of holding game developers and producers to their word. One cannot offer one product, deliver another and expect a paying customer to be happy. Consumers have rights.

    Some developer quotes from pre-release

    “There are many different endings. We wouldn’t do it any other way. How
    could you go through all three campaigns playing as your Shepard and
    then be forced into a bespoke ending that everyone gets? But I can’t say
    any more than that…”

    “Whether you’re happy or angry at the ending, know this: it is an
    ending. BioWare will not do a “Lost” and leave fans with more questions
    than answers after finishing the game.”

    “I honestly think the player base is going to be really happy with the
    way we’ve done it. You had a part in it. Every decision you’ve made will
    impact how things go. The player’s also the architect of what happens.”

    The product we payed for was not delivered, we DO have a right to ask (we demand nothing, we simply would like to be heard) they deliver it.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maugrimm

    Thanks for covering our little charity drive. When I was the 17th donor bringing up our grand total to $377 I never thought it would get this big. One of the things we want to make clear is that instead of going negative like Kotaku or IGN we wanted to go positive and do something good with all the energy building up. And you know how us gamers can be, we always want to get the highest score! Gamefront also had an excellent article summarizing the very real and legitimate issue the ME3 endings have as is http://www.gamefront.com/mass-effect-3-ending-hatred-5-reasons-the-fans-are-right/

    #3 3 years ago
  4. brian_guilbert

    I am just simply proud to be part of the Mass Effect gaming community. I had never expected people could be so vocal and not in my wildest dreams had I ever imagined that something like this…a collection of nearly 30 k bucks could be made for a game.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. endgame

    @3 Wait a second. What if I like my ending? What if I don’t want anything to be changed? At least wait until people finish the game! See what everyone has to say about it. Not all of us have enough time to finish it in 3 days like you guys did.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gurdil

    @2 you DO have several endings… You can choose between three “main endings” that each have several versions, with smaller details being different. So that might be underwhelming but BioWare didn’t lie: you basically have several endings.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @6: But not really; It’s pretty much the same, only the color is different. None of the decisions matter. So it’s the same for everyone. The details are little to none.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    Agree with #7. There is little to no difference between the endings and my decisions throughout each game has had no effect on the final outcome. I know this because every one, no matter how they played, has been given the same endings.

    For a game which has the main selling point as choice and options, it seems sad that at the very final hurdle everything you have done prior to that point means very little.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Gurdil

    @7, 8 yes I have read the gamefront piece between the moment I replied and now, I thought the endings were different depending on your final choice so that’s really disappointing. But, as I state in the comments section of the article about Bioware’s director quotes, the fact that your choices don’t make a big difference on the ending is sensible even if frustrating. I mean, the whole universe is at stake and you chose the fate of all races, so whether or not you chose to save a civilization cannot have a direct impact on the ending sequence (not talking about the part where everyone comes to Earth but the very ending sequence where you’re basically alone with the AI). And once again, the ending seems to deal with determinism so…

    And last but not least, I’d like to remind you that bioware wants to exploit this universe further so some doors had to be left open, hence the many loose ends.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @9: Open doors? Mass Effect 1′s ending was leaving doors open, so was the ending of Mass Effect 2 and now this? I sure as hell expect a MMORPG next, but a little closure wouldn’t have hurt.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gurdil

    @10 That’s what everyone seems to guess, yes. I hope you’re all wrong, I’ve grown sick of MMORPGs. But that sure would be a good universe to set a MMORPG in.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. brian_guilbert

    That they would make our beloved Mass Effect into a MMORPG has been one my worst fears ever since they said they had plans for the universe after ME3. I just hope that does not happen. MMORPGs are a bane, and have a knack for ruining stories and ‘retconning’ canon. SWTOR is a fine example.

    I wish they’ll churn out some nice post-ending DLC to give closure and tie up the loose ends, then stick with prequels, or at the most try their hand at RTS set in the ME universe.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    @12

    And how would a post-ending work?

    *SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS*

    Sheperd is Dead the only post ending they could do is that your character you would play as is just an observer to see the aftermath of Sheperds choice. I wouldn’t pay for that either. I want to play Shepherd not just some guy. I will only be buying the single player DLC that happens prior to ending not after.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Gurdil

    @12, 13 Shepard doesn’t die in all endings. I think THAT is the biggest barreer to a post-ending DLC

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @14

    Actually, you know what? They can’t. When you beat the game it does not continue after the ending it goes right before all that stuff happens so your point is made invalid.

    Even if they did do it they would be limiting the player base further because it would be only for those that had choosen the one ending in order to play the post-ending DLC. Yeah people will enjoy that pour more salt and vineagar on the wound of already pissed fans.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. bo_7md

    @15 somehow I don’t see death as a problem seeing as i played ME2 and that’s what they did. It’s a SCI-FI that is what they do, use sketchy/Grey areas of science to do what they want with the story.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gurdil

    @15 oh yes you’re right, didn’t even think about the coming back prior to the final battle! And I’m with you on the limiting of the player base, that’s why I said it seemed impossible to me to do a post-ending DLC.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. bo_7md

    @17 could be a save based DLC, e.g. DA:Origins Dlcs, or one that adds to the original game rather than post game.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    @16

    Again it would fall under pissing fans off because you can only use that plot device once. You do it more and you are just digging yourself in a bigger hole. As I said the game puts you back before the end game happens unlike ME2 which lets you continue after the collector ship. Bioware will only be doing MP and SIngle player DLC that happens before the endgame.

    “could be a save based DLC, e.g. DA:Origins Dlcs”

    All of Origins DLC were apart from post game. They just allowed you to play them within a module if you beat the game but none of the choices of the main game mattered at all just back story or flavor.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. bo_7md

    @19 I’m only guessing here but i think they weight the options and saw it is better to be illogical and send players before the end than go game over and screw players who didn’t know that this might happen.

    Imagine 30+ hours gone down the drain! and there is always a “Everyone dies” kind of ending in big games so should players who in their first play through screwed up get a game over? Personally ill go illogical.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    I am telling you this how how the game works and is constructed so if there is DLC it will be before the end game. You obviously have not beat the game or saw all the ending two of them there is no sheperd coming back he is gone literally.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. bo_7md

    @21 Yes I still have some of it left I’m Playing as little as i can. I have time off work soon and i want to leave the bulk of the game for that ^_^.

    As for the Ending itself i watched some of them on youtube , if that counts for anything, I wanted to see what the fuss was about.

    as for the comment about alienating the fans who didn’t get that ending, well to be honest if you only played it once and were content with that one ending, you are “most likely” not buying the DLC. Some people just like to play once and move onto other prospects.

    Apologies somehow the DLC response didn’t get posted in my previous comment.

    The DA:O DLC mechanics not the content, they can use the same method but post game meaningful content.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @22

    Again you are limiting the player base. Look at all the DLC for all of Bioware games none of them limit the player choices for the end game they are all generalized and can just as easily happen before even the Arrival DLC. It doesn’t fit their design. They make their DLC has broad as possible so anyone can play them at any particular time within the game.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. bo_7md

    @23 Again its save based, lets look at DA:Awak if you had previous save you start with that, other wise its a new orlisian Warden for you.

    –>just to save some time: i know it is a standalone Expansion, I’m saying mechanics.

    Anyways we are both making assumptions, to me both seem valid and there is still some space open for other options.

    Personally I’m not saying yes or no to buying until i see what the DLC has to offer.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Phoenixblight

    “@23 Again its save based, lets look at DA:Awak if you had previous save you start with that, other wise its a new orlisian Warden for you.”

    Uh no You can import your sacrificed character in the game too. It just overwrites that ending which pissed off a lot of fans.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. brian_guilbert

    @Phoenixblight

    Some retconning would obviously be required if we just consider what we all know ATM. But if they pulled a deus ex machina (literally) and created the god kid once, I’m sure they can do something similar to bring Shepard back or say that he never actually died.

    I mean if they could do it to incense the fans, they can surely do it to placate them.

    Edit:
    Also I don’t think many players are bothered by Shepard’s death all that much. The greatest heroes always die. What most people want I think is some closure regarding the characters and races they invested so much time in. I personally would even like a DLC from the POV of Joker (the only character certain to survive everytime) where we learned something more about the aftermath of the battle and what the future holds.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. bo_7md

    @25 and where from “Previous Save” did you get he was alive/not sac ?
    “If you had a previous save you start with that” which is what you do in DA.

    Except this time the DLC checks which ending you get, which was my point when i said save based.

    and again I’m not specifically discussing DA I’m just using it as an example to show how a DLC could work.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Gurdil

    @26 Woh woh woh! The kid isn’t anything like a god!

    #28 3 years ago
  29. brian_guilbert

    Well a synthetic god maybe.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. brian_guilbert

    The BSN poll just reached 40 k for a new ending.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Gurdil

    @29 he’s an AI, he was created (or should I say it? whatever) to organize things so that the organics aren’t wiped out from the galaxy. It’s a logical explanation (not a very good one though, it would seem). A god-like intervention would not be a logical explanation. That’s why I felt it was important to stress the difference.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @30

    40k is nothing to even mention it took them the entire weekend to get to that point. If EA wasn’t going to listen to a 500k petition what do you think will give Bioware the idea to listen to 40k out of the couple of million consumers.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. brian_guilbert

    @32

    3.5 mill to 4 mill I think. 40 k is no more than 1 % I agree. Nonetheless, considering how many number of Mass Effect players actually frequent the BSN and how many have already finished the game, that number holds weight.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight

    @33

    Not enough to warrant a change. Like Casey had stated he wanted an ending to be talked about and be polarized well he got that. Having Bioware make the “real” ending is telling consumers if I whine and complain long enough I get what I want and tell publishers that they can cut pieces of the original game and then sell it off as DLC. And what if this new ending isn’t up to snuff? People will continue to complain. The result people always complain. Bioware is the developer not the fans. If this ending has disappointed you that much go imagine a new one and don’t buy another Bioware game.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. brian_guilbert

    @34

    How about you stop with the personal advice about what people should or should not purchase?

    This time it isn’t a bunch of people sitting and complaining or whining. Look at the title of the article. Go check out the page. See how much they’ve donated.

    A $10 DLC about the size of LotSB. That’s 400 k bucks right there for BW. Add to that a very very conservative estimate of everyone else who’ll purchase it when they hear it offers post game content and you can easily treble the amount.

    A post ending DLC is coming all right. Wait and watch.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. OrbitMonkey

    Yep, Shepard the Clone Years dlc heading this way ;-)

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Phoenixblight

    @35

    Oh I will but after talking to my teacher (who worked on ME3 until he transferred to TOR team) today they currently do not have plans to change the ending. SO as of right now Bioware is not looking into it they have plans for more SP DLC and MP and as leaked the next DLC will be more maps, classes and races for the MP.

    Btw that money the charity has is not enough to warrant anything. 150 members * monthly wage * amount of time to create it but at least it goes to a charity so it goes to an actual good cause.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. YoungZer0

    @37: Today maybe not, but tomorrow? If Casey really wants us to believe that he cares for the fanbase then he has to do something about that embarrassing ending.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Phoenixblight

    @38

    THats subjective because if it was really that horrible funds like this one or the petition would have blown up like they had for Tim Schaeffer’s game. They already have two DLCs being developed on at the moment one being that MP and another SP content. Obviously this stuff has not made them stop and think or redirect their DLC development.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. DSB

    @38 I think he’s totally fine lying about how much he cares for the fanbase. He’s laughing all the way to the bank.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. brian_guilbert

    @37

    Maybe you can ask your teacher what the single player DLC is all about then? I’m sure the fanbase will have a cookie for you for the early info. :D

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    @41

    Might as well ask if I can have an A for doing nothing the result will be the same.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. YoungZer0

    @39: “Obviously this stuff has not made them stop and think or redirect their DLC development.”

    They have time.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Stephany Nunneley

    Post updated with new monetary figure.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. sg1974

    Jesus fucking Christ people get girlfriends. Jobs. Buy a book. Anything. Just stop this ridiculous waste of human energy.

    #45 3 years ago

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

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

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  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

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

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

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  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

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  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

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  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

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  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

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  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

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  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

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  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

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  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

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  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

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  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

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  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

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  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

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  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

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  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

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  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

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  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

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  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

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  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

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  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

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