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Diablo III Inferno mode twice as difficult as internal testers approved

Monday, 7 May 2012 00:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

When Blizzard tested Diablo III’s Inferno difficulty, it ran detailed testing to ensure it found an appropriate challenge level – and then threw that data straight out the window in favour of turning the dial all the way up.

“Internally, we had this super hardcore test group – we’ve got a lot of hardcore players at Blizzard – that tested Inferno, and we got it to the point where they thought it was challenging enough,” Blizzard’s Jay Wilson told IGN.

“Then we doubled it. Because we knew, no matter how good we are, our players are gonna be better. We focussed on making that as difficult as we could make it.”

Wilson said the hardcore “can absolutely solo” Inferno, as the game scales depending on the number of players there are, but that multiple skilled players co-ordinating abilities will have an easier time of it.

“The ability to combine different classes together is one of the things that makes Inferno really interesting,” he noted.

Diablo III releases on May 15 for Mac and PC. Hit the link above for more tips on how to survive Diablo III’s ultimate difficulty, which is accessible only to level 60 players.

Thanks, Evil Avatar.

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15 Comments

  1. mad1723

    This should be interesting. I can imagine the designers discussing Inferno.

    So, we have this epicly hard level, what should we do? Crank it over 9000! :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. GwynbleiddiuM

    I just hope it doesn’t get nerfed every 2 weeks.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. TMRNetShark

    They better be right about the difficulty. I know there will be someone who will breeze right through it and be done with the campaign in a couple of days.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Sini

    this is blizzard, shit gets nerfed on daily basis

    #4 3 years ago
  5. BULArmy

    Yeah Inferno is super hardcore, but Normal is rainbows and flowers. The Beta was so friggin’ easy.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Shit gets nerfed on daily basis, but only 3% of the WoW community can only pass the Dragon Soul Raid.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Zeydlitz

    It’s just stupid. Increasing difficulty by turning dial is not clever and just unfriendly method.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Sini

    this is WoW community, they don’t care about deathwing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIsIHgVWP7g

    #8 3 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    “Internally, we had this super hardcore test group – we’ve got a lot of hardcore players at Blizzard – that tested Inferno, and we got it to the point where they thought it was challenging enough,” Blizzard’s Jay Wilson told IGN.

    “Then we doubled it. Because we knew, no matter how good we are, our players are gonna be better. We focussed on making that as difficult as we could make it.”

    This is false. The same bs approach to end game cati is a problem too.

    The issue here isn’t that some players could be that good. The issue that most player aren’t. You cannot tune your game for 5% or 12% of the players base. I have zero problem with requiring skill to beat something. I have a huge problem when games cross the line into frustraition.

    The fact is all of a games players pay the same amount to enjoy the game. Dificulty should be a player option. An adjustable slider. A choice. Likly Diablo III is going to be a short game, and if the game cuts a large section of the people that paid for it off at the second mode, thats crazy. I had that problem with Diablo II, it got to a point where you couldn’t even play some classes solo.

    The idea that the devs think this is ok is sad news to me.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    @9 It is a fully optional difficulty level out of four, what’s the problem?

    I haven’t see any suggestion that Diablo III is going to be a short game either, unless you consider Diablo II a short one. Blizzards community manager and Jay Wilson claim that it will be slightly longer than that.

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/103191-Blizzard-Diablo-III-About-as-Big-as-Diablo-II

    http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=27026379243&sid=3000

    Personally I think WoW became a far lesser game once they started trying to cater to everyone. The result was incredibly easy entry-level raids, leaving the serious raiders with little more than a tweaked version of bosses they had already killed, or aiming for pretty lame achievements.

    It just ruined the sense of accomplishment in raiding to me. It became a chore to have to do the “rehearsal kill” before the real thing. I’m sure that you could find some way of including everyone that didn’t involve taking the fun out of it for the hardcore players, and ruining that whole eco system.

    Choice is all well and good, but there was a system there. The top raiders gave everybody else something to aim for, and even if you started out in a less than top notch group, you actually had somewhere to go if you outgrew your buddies in that guild, which then also helped keep the top level guilds going, by providing new blood.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    Play wow w/o add ons or macros, the way most players play. You will find it a different experience all together. I have add ons telling me when to move and what to do. And the reason for those add ons? Because the game can be a pain in the ass to begin with. Mostly it has gimmicks, if you don’t know the gimmicks, you die. The party wipes.

    Wow is a simple math game. Have the gear score, get the right stats. Have the right stats, use the right rotation. Do all of that and you are going to beat every boss, everytime. So they do gimmicks. Don’t use magic attacks here, stop attacking there, move your butt or you die, drag the boss into the lava to debuff him, jump every three seconds, stand here, don’t stand there. …All gimmicks.

    And I understand your a good player DSB, prolly a lot better then me. But I don’t think a game should be geared for the 12% elite players. Nore should it be geared/tuned for players that use add ons/macros. I know your going to strongly disagree. But what you have to understand is that people that spam forums aren’t representive of the bulk of the player base.

    Yet those players pay just as much to play as the elite players. They don’t recieve a discount because they can’t down end game raid bosses. So my agruement is that those players are the ones that need to be catered to and brought along. Wows one glaring failure and flaw is that it is too end game focused. Combine that with the fact that there simply isn’t enough new content(new races, new classes, new expansions). And you have to figure out a way to extend the content you do have so it becomes an end game grind for gear.

    It makes sense that elite players will get bored once they have experienced all their is. But it also makes sense that the bulk of players also get bored because they CAN’T experience all of the content. They feel locked out. And it is worth noting that if said bulk of the player base did get to experience everything, they to would prolly also get bored.

    It is a no win situation for Blizzard. But…a steady flow of new content would help.

    Oh and please don’t think this, please I beg you. it is all kinds of wrong. “The top raiders gave everybody else something to aim for,” All that really does is fuel rage. You see in trade chat all of the time. I don’t becomes inspired to get a mount you have, I becomes angry and dejected when I can’t.

    The whole thing is made worse, imo, by the dungeon finder. The game has pretty much thrown out the entire overworld and questing in it, in favor of random dungeon runs. Plus, as you level those runs are easy. Very easy in contrast to playing end game. Nothing better then running random and having half your party leave once they figure out it is a certian heroic dungeon.

    I could write pages on wow, but I gotta feeling that you and I DSB would be pretty polar in our points of view. thats ok, I can respect that.

    And it is too early to pass judgement on Diablo III. I was just saying that I would rather have a slider to make the game easier or tougher. A choice. I don’t want to be cut off after two or even three modes. I want to be able to get the best outfits and weapons. Call me crazy, but I paid for it, I would like to experience the whole thing.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. canderous

    Had to create an account to reply to #11′s TLDNR

    First off, the max level difficulty on any game shouldn’t be tailored so that the majority of players can complete it, it should be designed so it is very challenging, even for the best of players, the whole point on difficulty settings is to give the sense that there is always a new challenge to be faced.

    I also don’t understand the assumption that making the max difficulty…. Difficult… Somehow robs averge players of content, remember its the same storyline, areas, and quests as the other difficulties… Just harder? Comparing it to endgame raids in WoW makes no sense, its not like people who can’t beat Inferno mode in D3 will be missing out on content…. There are 3 other difficulties for them to work on and leave them alys with another challenge to take on. Unless… The content you are refering to is the loot… Which is even more disagreeable saying that everyone should be able to get the very best items without having to try hard to get the,.

    And if you’ve played the beta, you will see Blizzard has gone to great lengths to allow casuals to easily understand the game and what to do.

    It is a ridiculous statement to say the max difficulty in a game should be easy to beat, it defeats the whole purpose of it existing in the first place.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ky8306le

    @ #9

    No… absolutely not. The entire idea that everyone should be able to access content regardless of their abilities or play schedule is what ruined WoW and brought on the fail fest that is LFR.

    It’s true that everyone pays the same subscription fees to play a pay to play game, but it’s the hard core gamers that drive the content. By your logic why have any mechanics in the game at all? Why not just make super scary looking bosses that just vomit up loot at the sight of you?

    No hard feelings if you can’t do the hardest difficulty of a game. Enjoy the identical content on the difficulty levels that you can handle, but don’t belly ache and bring the entire experience down to your level when other people can and want more of a challenge.

    Back to the WoW juxtaposition there are plenty of players and guilds out there who aren’t server first HM killers but who still have the skills to clear the content.
    Because of people like you who demand that end game content be handed to them, players are having opportunities for challenges taken away from them.

    So in summary… STFU & L2P. You want casual play, go play bejeweled.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    Geez you fellas are scary, good thing your wrong.

    Canderous:

    “it should be designed so it is very challenging, even for the best of players,”

    Article:

    “Internally, we had this super hardcore test group – we’ve got a lot of hardcore players at Blizzard – that tested Inferno, and we got it to the point where they thought it was challenging enough,” Blizzard’s Jay Wilson told IGN.

    “Then we doubled it. Because we knew, no matter how good we are, our players are gonna be better. We focussed on making that as difficult as we could make it.”

    Me:

    “The issue here isn’t that some players could be that good. The issue that most player aren’t. You cannot tune your game for 5% or 12% of the players base. I have zero problem with requiring skill to beat something. I have a huge problem when games cross the line into frustraition.”

    The thing with a game like Diablo III is that the game doesn’t end after one play through. It has four play throughs. Four. Your toons can still advance and grow through all four modes. Four, not three. This isn’t Sonic the Hedghog where you replay the same level in order to get better ranks. Or a game where the only point of a replay is the impress your friends by earning achivements.

    There is content there. 25% of the game there.

    Cad:

    “It is a ridiculous statement to say the max difficulty in a game should be easy to beat, it defeats the whole purpose of it existing in the first place.”

    Why would you think I said it should be easy? Where did I write that? Same lame knee jerk thought process that Ky8 had. Just because someone says it sounds like it will be too hard doesn’t mean that person is saying anything other then it might be too hard.

    I believe a game like this should take skill. I wrote that btw.

    My guess is that your not getting the big picture. My guess is that the difficulty is tooned to encourage players to buy better gear when they get to inferno mode from the AH/blizzard store. Some players won’t need it, most likly will, and Blizzard is there to sell them gold and items.

    All you say was good players will enjoy a chalange and people that complain aren’t good players. I called it the way I see it, there fore in your mind(and your not alone) I must be an outdated relic that has no game skill.

    KY8, your a jerk. Sorry bud for a lack of a better way to put it, your a jerk.

    What ruined wow? LFR?

    No.

    My opinion what ruined started ruining wow was lack of new content. And too much importance on end game. At several points the game threw aside the out of dungeon questing world. Deathknights starting at lvl 55 because the hardcore guys couldn’t stomach building a toon from lvl 1(psst build is the point of the game).

    What happens is that the bulk of the players reach end game, quickly, and then just as quickly become bored. I will take the opisite stance of you, I believe that by opening up the end game to more players, it keeps people playing longer. Maybe not the elite players, but they were alays going to leave anyways. If you gear your game for a small % of the user base, while perhaps satisfying for that small %, what do you think happens to the rest of them?

    I am sure you would like them to all go play Bejeweled. And in truth your not too far off. They play what they can, get mad with they can’t, then leave. That isn’t what Blizz wants. They want active subs.

    I don’t think it is sustainable without a steady stream of new content. New races, new classes, new noob zones, new storylines. Expansions with more then 5 levels.

    W/o new content people get bored. Bored players leave. LFR was a way to open up more content to more players. Here is how much an elitest you are, and it is funny really; without LFR, you had to put together a raid on your own, ussualy from your guild. But with LFR, you can still do that. Nothing has changed in that regaurd. I just think your ticked because your not special, hint, you never were, your just playing a game, doesn’t mean anything. But you prolly feel like some of the glory you worked for has been tarnished because anyone with gear can easily que up for raids. Just plain silly.

    What does LFR really mean?

    It means friends can stay in guilds they enjoy without worrying about trying to join a raiding guild. It means that with falling server popultaions, people can still find raids. It means that people playing in off server hours, can find raids. It means that more players are able to keep playing instead of hitting an impassable brick wall, and that means more money for Blizz.

    It also means that I am right. Too much focus on end game gear grinding.

    Even Blizz admited that they didn’t bring out new content fast enough.

    And also new games hurt wow. Not so much that new games are better, but that they are new. Wow has been out a long time, people get tired of doing the same thing all of the time.

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/20/blizzard-attributes-drop-in-subs-to-swtor-other-games-content-wait/

    Trust me, LFR isn’t the caitylist that is ruining wow. That is elitest and delusional.

    “Back to the WoW juxtaposition there are plenty of players and guilds out there who aren’t server first HM killers but who still have the skills to clear the content”

    Yes, I know. I am in a guild like that. In fact I tank, my wife heals, my 19 and 16 year old sons and my brother inlaw dps. That is our heroic group. And half of our guild ten man. Its a family thing. And if family means casual to you, you need to redefine.

    “Because of people like you who demand that end game content be handed to them, players are having opportunities for challenges taken away from them.”

    Really? handed to them? really? Just open your eyes next time your in wow. There are a mega ton of players that can’t break 5K dps, let alone the 25K+ needed for raiding. I won’t blame you, it is all you know. But look around, talk to people(and not just your “Ubber Raiders” guild). There are a ton of players that will never get past their first heroic. And in fairness, I believe it is hard. Esp after the breeze fest that was levels 1-85. Not all players have been playing for 7 years.

    We are bringing my brother inlaw along and it is painfuly slow. The rest of us had forgottten just how hard end game be. He has been playing now for a couple of months. A few hours a day, most days of the week.

    “So in summary… STFU & L2P. You want casual play, go play bejeweled”

    I love this remark. Shows your charecter and class. And your ignorance.

    Something to maybe keep in mind is that for every gamer that visits forums(here or a place like at Blizzard) there are untold masses that play the same game that don’t visit forums. Most gamers can’t be bothered with checking forums all of the time, or even bothered to post if they do. Most people are very content to just play the games. But if you based your pov on forums, and then started thinking that those people posting represented everyone that plays, you would be very misguided. Sometimes that happens to companies too. They think that their game is only played by that pool of players. Doing that can often drive away other gamers.

    Like it or not fellas, your just one fish in a bigger then ever sea of other fish. A face in the crowd. It isn’t about hardcore or casual. Instead it is about selling as many copies as possible. And not all gamers are elite players, infact most or not. Let me replace a word for you. Instead of casual, try average.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. viralshag

    @14, I really don’t understand what point you’re trying to make? Blizz have made a game that’s renowned for being difficult, actually difficult, and in doing so have done something wrong?

    Your characters do not grow and advance through all four levels of difficulty… I’ve only just started hell and I’m 8 levels from max. I imagine I will gain max level during my hell playthrough and from there the only thing “advancing” is my gear and stats.

    And what is the 25% of the game you’re talking about? If I can’t get past Diablo on Hell I won’t feel like I have been cheated out of anything (money especially), I will just feel like I’m not good enough and either a) keep trying until I get better, b) go to the AH and buy what I can to boost my stats to help me proceed or c) get some friends that can handle hell and inferno to help me out. Or, crazy thought, get over it as a game I’m not good enough to finish.

    #15 3 years ago

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    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

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

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

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

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

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

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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