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The Elder Scrolls Online to release in 2013 on PC, Mac

Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Game Informer has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online, the long-rumored MMO from Bethesda’s parent company is real.

The game takes place in Tamriel 1,000 years before Skyrim and focuses on daedric prince Molag Bal’s attempt to take over the land. The game will contain three factions, PvP, and is in the works at ZeniMax Online Studios.

“It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years,”director Matt Firor, whose previous credits include Dark Age of Camelot, told the magazine. “The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

Rumors regarding the title have been circulating for ages, with the latest report stating the developers were readying for a May reveal. They were’t too far off now, were they?

The source was also spot on stating the game would take place a millennium before the events in Skyrim, which is several hundred years before the other titles in the series.  The anonymous source was also correct regarding the three playable factions, and cited the symbols as a “lion, a dragon, and a bird of prey.”

More details on the MMO will be revealed in the (apparently leaked) June issue of Game Informer, which will provide an “in-depth look at everything from solo questing to public dungeons.”

The feature will also provide a look at the PvP where players will engage in “open warfare over the province of Cyrodiil and the Emperor’s throne itself.”

A teaser trailer will be released tomorrow as well as the first screenshot of the game.

The Elder Scrolls Online is slated for a 2013 release on Mac and PC.

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47 Comments

  1. revolting

    Good grief. There goes my life.

    Confirmed as real on Bethesda’s twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Bethblog/status/198080551054356480

    #1 3 years ago
  2. BULArmy

    Can Bethesda create WoW killer? Naaaah it will be too buggy and for MMO that is the worst thing evaaaaaar, look at Age of Conan and SWTOR,

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    And now they also have the rights for Fallout Online…..

    Only a matter of time.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Talkar

    I don’t know how great an The Elder Scrolls MMORPG would actually be.
    When i play those games i like the whole singleplayer experience and i don’t want to have some 10 year old who likes dragons screaming at me while i put pots on peoples heads and steal all their stuff :/

    @3
    They can’t! They just.. Can’t! I refuse to believe it! x)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    This just in: Stephany will have no life once this comes out. That is all.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Talkar

    Steph, as any gamer you should know there is no life, only AFK ;)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Actually they developed Elder Scrolls MMO for some time.

    But i’m just skeptical about it. Latest Elder Scrolls Games are basically MMORPG without players. Lol.

    But this can actually kill WoW for sure. Elder Scrolls is really popular these days.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 This is true, but even more so for this. I have been gagging for an Elder Scrolls MMO since I first started playing the genre. *massive ES fangirl and not ashamed to admit it*

    #8 3 years ago
  9. WFMMK

    One word. Lame.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Giskard

    @7 Can we stop it with the WoW-killers? Every MMO since 2007 or something have been “WoW-killers”. Nothing will kill WoW, except for WoW itself, and Blizzard are trying real hard to kill it off.

    In any case, the TES game might be good. I reserve my final judgement for when I see actual gameplay.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    Yawn. Seriously, yawn. As if the World of Elder Scroll is actually interesting and not downright boring.

    Anyway, it will probably fail, no chance against GW or WoW.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    THey can barely make a stable single player so clearly the next logical step would be a MMO right?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    Best to just wait and see. Hard to judge a game no one has played.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    If there’s one brand that has a shot at being THE next-gen fantasy MMO, this is it. It’s going to be massive, however you roll it.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Stephany Nunneley

    @11 I beg to differ. Granted, it’s not up there with Tolkien, Game of Thrones, or anything of the sort which can be considered almost “literary” it’s still interesting to many – myself included. All you have to do is read the books in the games to know this.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @Patrick Garrat,

    If it’s going to be a generic WOW clone, then it’s not going to be THE next-gen fantasy.

    Sure, brand is huge but at the same time Everquest I became huge at it’s time without being a big brand and so is Warcraft.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Klaxusprime

    Will they go f2p?
    Will they stick to Wow-model and ruin elders scrolls’s freedom of putting objects on the ground, put things inside furnitures and steal other people’s stuff?
    PLEASE BETHESDA, STAY YOURSELF AND DON’T COPY OTHER MMORPGS!

    And no, I’m not sorry for caps.. ;)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Stephany Nunneley

    @17 The idea of being able to steal-at-will is an intriguing prospect. I would LOVE THAT!!!! Considering it’s part of the series’ gameplay I would hope it would not be cut. *crosses fingers*

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Gekidami

    Open warfare over the Emperor’s throne itself? How many players can you fit into a single chair?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @15: Yeah, not going to happen. The last thing i’m going to do is reading books in a videogame, looking for an interesting story. The main story should be good, it should make me want to know more about the world. They never managed to do that, they won’t with the MMO.

    Also i know i’m going to say something extremely controversial here but … i thought Lord of the Rings was pretty boring.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    “… i thought Lord of the Rings was pretty boring.”

    You are not the only one. I enjoyed The Hobbit far more than that series.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. TheWulf

    @3

    The funny thing is that I called it. I’ve pretty much always said that the reason they were wrestling rights away from Interplay was because they had their own Fallout MMO already in production. I’d have to be a damn fool to think that they’re developing new tech and an engine for just one IP, after all.

    So, yeah, Fallout Online is inevitable. And that’ll be announced soon, too.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Klaxusprime

    @18 Elders scrolls Online could then claim Ultima Online’s legacy and restore some lost realism and nice gruesomeness in the genre… Like cooking a poisoned pie and then offer it to your guildmaster :) I’m getting nostalgic.. come on Beth, bring it on!!!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. TheWulf

    @21

    Heh, I have to agree. Lord of the Rings was oh so very dull… the Hobbit had far more soul. The Hobbit felt like a labour of love, but the later books felt like Tolkien was riding on the popularity of his first, and just writing what he believed would be popular. (Wars, wars, fucking wars.)

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DSB

    Skyrim was mega ultra succesful, but an MMO isn’t the same thing.

    If all you needed was a brand then SWTOR, LOTRO, DnD, DC Universe and WAR would’ve been blockbusters, and yet they’re all stumbling. The idea that “MMOs are easy” should’ve died a long time ago in my opinion.

    Quite obviously you need more than just a popular brand and generic gameplay to win a subscription.

    I reckon they’re going to face exactly the same challenges as everybody else. It’ll be profitable, thanks to the name, but it won’t be a blockbuster if they don’t move the game itself forward.

    That’s ultimately what won it for WoW. The universe is cute and the brand is well known, but few people stay around for that.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. TheWulf

    I will add though that I do like the lore of the Elder Scrolls. Frankly I find it much more interesting than Tolkien. I was just agreeing with how Tolkien became boring tripe in his later books, really. Very populist fantasy… he should have stuck with what he was good at.

    It would be like Pratchett trying to write a large scale war just because ‘wars are cool lol.’ You know? I’m glad that Pratchett has stuck to what he’s good at regardless of popularity, and in doing so he continues to be one of my favourite fantasy authors.

    Though there is lore in the Elder Scrolls that’s pretty great. Bethesda are fantastic at world-building, they just really suck at story-telling. None of the main campaigns in any of their games have been fantastic. Morrowind was good, but it went downhill from there.

    Did killing Alduin really have any impact for anyone? It really didn’t for me. There were far more memorable moments in the side-quests, really.

    That’s what Bethesda needs – more writers.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    @DSB, You are correct. But they have mighty producer from Dark Age of Camelot which is very sexy and they are working since 2007 on this MMO judging by the info.

    In my opinion this should be

    A) The best Fantasy MMO ever made

    or

    B) The Biggest Crapload of shit that will go f2p road in the end.

    I think that is the only option for Bethesda here.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Edo

    No thank you….they just couldn’t FUCKING resist could they….jeez.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Stephany Nunneley

    @24 “felt like Tolkien was riding on the popularity of his first, and just writing what he believed would be popular…”

    I am not going to get into an argument over any of this due to the fact opinions cannot be wrong because they are not a fact but I disagree with you – The Hobbit is read to grade school children due to it’s fun and simplicity. Tolkien intended LOTR to be the same, but while writing it the tale grew more serious which considering what was going on in the wold at the time it was no wonder.

    Anyway – TES has a great story behind it, and the story is there in the gameplay if you pay attention to it YoungZero and it’s a bit funny as well. The books aren’t long either, if you decide to try it again I suggest the Lusty Argonian Maid for starters ;)

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    “the Lusty Argonian Maid”

    is a true masterpiece. There are three parts if i’m not mistaken.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Stephany Nunneley

    @30 I am thinking 2 – lemme look it up.

    EDIT: “In The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, this appeared as a single book, however in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim it appears as two separate volumes: Volume 1, Volume 2.”

    There we go! Internet to the rescue. :D

    #31 3 years ago
  32. polygem

    will be MASSIVE….i plan to say goodbye to real life for bungies DESTINY though.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. shogoz

    Wow what a load of shit this will be. Not only that but not one person’s comments has convinced me otherwise.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. YoungZer0

    @26: Not more, better. They definitely need better writers. They are complete amateurs when it comes to that. The opening scene of Skyrim is a prime example of how not to start a game.

    @29: I actually read that and it was rather funny. Still, that won’t change my opinion about the whole thing. I’ll care little for the lore as long as the main stories are told so poorly.

    Witcher 2 did it good. You’re a real part of the story and it is actually interesting, especially the backstory of the elves.

    There are so many better ways to tell a story other than text. A book opening up, with some rough sketches and some voice-over of the criminally underused Christopher Plummer. That would’ve been amazing.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Frank17

    *YAWN* bring on the glitches and freezing.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Frank17

    O ya and I can’t wait to see the monthly fee for this garbage

    #36 3 years ago
  37. GwynbleiddiuM

    meh, I can’t imagine it’ll be any different than most MMOs out there. If anything the story would be a tad boring, Imbalance is TES must have these days, and also 1 dude will voice everyone.

    Sorry, not interested until I see something that is hugely different than everything I’m playing right now, WoW, SWTOR and soon D3 and maybe GW2.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    Leaked from Gameinformer.

    http://cs5547.userapi.com/u18690/docs/ad6922b63ef8/TesOnline.pdf

    SCREENSHOTS, INFORMATION.

    Looks like a Generic fantasy piece of SHIT that i will not buy (probably) or looks like Kingdoms of Amalur but with shiny visuals.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. YoungZer0

    @38: Hahaha, it looks exactly like Kingdoms of Amalur, but with washed out colours.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    @39, i’m blown away and they are developing this… since 2007?

    Good job, lol.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. HighWindXIX

    The idea of it sounds great but we’ll see. I think I would enjoy co-op more than a full on MMO. Something along the lines of Borderlands or Dark Souls, but with classic TES gameplay. Oh well.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    @38 and 39

    You can’t judge a game that is in development and still has a year to go lots of things happen within a year they would be in early alpha stage which means not all the assets would be in.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Yourmotherfollowsmeontwitter

    That’s fucking stupid! Why the fuck don’t they release this on consoles PC already gets console commands now they get multilayer what a bunch of fucking bull shit!!

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Cee

    @43 I think you’ve got yourself a little lost with a console(gaming hardware) and console commands.

    Oh shit..I’ve only just noticed

    My momma follows you on twitter…how the hell are ya, old bean?

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Yourmotherfollowsmeontwitter

    @44 by console i mean PS3,and Xbox360

    #45 3 years ago
  46. freedoms_stain

    Cutting a deal with MS and Sony when the profitability of MMO’s can be really skimming close to the red line if you can’t garner enough subs for a long enough duration must make consoles really unattractive for MMO devs IMO.

    MMO’s are pretty risky business, letting other companies take out without really putting anything in is not great business.

    That’s if the game will even run on severely limited hardware.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. chriscarver

    Everyone is so mad about this.

    #47 3 years ago

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  • Don’t expect Titanfall 2 for at least nine months

    Titanfall 2 is still quite a long way out. Titanfall 2 wasn’t listed in EA’s upcoming release slate in its financials release this morning. Answering a query in a conference call following the release, EA said we can safely assume the Respawn sequel won’t release in fiscal 2016. “You assumption should be 17,” an executive […]

  • Mirror’s Edge 2 due early 2016, new Need for Speed in Q4 2015

    EA has indicated general release windows for a number of anticipated new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 has an early 2016 release date. EA confirmed the release plan in today’s financials release, also noting that a new Need for Speed and a new Plants vs Zombies are coming in the same window. Mirror’s Edge 2 is […]

  • EA financials highlight millions of hours played in Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]