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Bleszinski – Japan shouldn’t ignore multiplayer

Saturday, 12 May 2012 17:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski feels multiplayer should be embraced by Japanese development studios in order to appeal to western audiences.

Speaking with Gamasutra, Bleszinski said this doesn’t mean tacking on multiplayer for the sake of it, but instead creating interesting experiences – like what From Software developed for Dark Souls. Bleszinski said the multiplayer was “innovative” due to its “connected elements.” He feels it will continue to inspire western developed so to its “blended experience.”

“My advice to Japan is that in a disc-based market right now, you cannot [ignore multiplayer],” he said.

“And if you’re going to make a third-person shooter… the fact that [Platinum's] Vanquish didn’t have a multiplayer suite was a crime. That IP, it was pretty good as far as being western, but the gameplay was great, the vibe… and I’ve often said on record that if Gears is the kind of Wild, Wild West coal train chugging along, that Vanquish is the Japanese bullet train, with style and everything.

“There is absolutely no reason I shouldn’t have been zipping around, doing the mega slides, diving up in the air in an arena with other players.”

Bleszinski said another title which missed an opportunity with multiplayer was Grasshopper Manufacture’s Shadows of the Damned, a game he called a “wonderfully crazy adventure.”

“The dialogue had me laughing out loud, just even the key-door systems in there; it was a beautifully crazy game with really fun gameplay, but no multiplayer co-op experience in there,” he said.

“I’m not saying tack on versus; there’s a billion different ways you can do some sort of ‘players interacting with other players.”

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38 Comments

  1. Karooo

    I think you meant ‘embraced’ in the first sentence, Steph.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Indeed, I did. :D :D :D

    Gotta love Chrome spell check. You flip two letters and it shows you completely different words than you intended.

    (still laughing) :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. pukem0n

    at least they put their full resources in great single player experiences ;)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Lord Gremlin

    They’re fine as SP experiences. Vanquish in particular have you controlling the world by manipulating time. This can’t be moved into MP experience.
    And Cliffy B is a douche who produce shitty games (Geow) and ruin good ones (Bulletstorm).

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Sini

    True, vanquish was so much better than geow he should feel embarrassed. The bigger problem however is too many idiots nowadays play games and steer the industry with their wallets. He(they) might simply not have a choice designing for the masses.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. xino

    seriously you single player ‘boy-lovers’ should really stfu and stop saying all these things are not possible.

    They are!
    Max Payne has bullet time has the main feature of the game and that is intergated to the multiplayer.

    all the stuff you can perform in single player for NG3 can all be done in Multiplayer.

    so please stop talking trash.
    if you don’t like Multiplayer games because you’re a n00b and you suck, DON’T PLAY IT. So stop saying devs should stick to Single Player or “these and that” can’t work in multiplayer.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Da Man

    #4 has just raised the standard of Sony zealosy and took deepthroating to a whole new level. N4G is here.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    @7 Because he doesn’t like Cliffy? Really?

    Over-dramatic, much?

    I think Vanquish is a vastly superior game to Gears of War myself, but they’re not really that similar. Vanquish is not a cover-shooter, for one. It would be very tricky to transfer that game into the multiplayer space.

    Thought Bulletstorm was bloody astounding though. Great multiplayer too, if a little limited in scope.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Da Man

    Because everything he says is anti MS and pro Sony. Obviously..

    Kuwabara 2.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    and everything you say here is anti Sony and Pro Microsoft.

    ZING!

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Da Man

    If only.

    The amount of times I flamed Cliffy B, Gears of War, Fable and whatnot is more than I called you a retard. Not to mention I openly stated Halo Reach is inferior to previous games.

    You’re a dense person.. So no zing for you.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Noodlemanny

    @Xino
    You may have bullet time but it doesn’t stop actual time. It would just be fucking annoying otherwise, wouldn’t it?
    And anyway generally I like Bleszinski he’s very opinionated in the wrong direction for my taste but I respect him. I really don’t like this particular interview though.
    So what is everyone just supposed to make all games multi player now? Multi just doesn’t fit some games, like seriously can you imagine a silent hill multi player? It would be shit, shittier than the shit they are usually. Regardless, some of us don’t want multi player we’d like actual developing stories, worlds and characters rather than just blowing shit up and killing dudes in various ways. Not that blowing shit up and shooting some 9 year old isn’t fun, but there’s a time and a place. You put multi-player in a game, it doesn’t matter if the devs and publishers say otherwise, your taking resources that could have been for the single-player.
    Although you could say that by adding multi your ensuring more funding because you have a wider audience. Swings and roundabouts.
    From my point of view, don’t, its just pointless. Doesn’t matter if you put multi in Infinite Undiscovery because the kinds of people who would buy into multi don’t give a shit about JRPGs.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @11 Has anyone ever told you that your general attitude sucks?

    Most of your posts lately have been nothing more than you putting people down because you think they’re more ignorant and stupid than you. It’s tiresome.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Da Man

    Has anyone told you that you’re a hysterical nerd who fails to detect peoples’ tone at internet all the time? Wait, I have, in 2009 I suppose. Most of your posts from day one were sensationalistic rubbish and ignorant (btw) twattery.

    Everything you add to the discussion I can read elsewhere anyway. Aside from perhaps the Max Payne rants.

    You have no reason to be here, the arse is gone.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 Well, yeah, I’ve been called hysterical. And a nerd.. Countless time, and usually as a compliment. Heh.

    “Everything you add to the discussion I can read elsewhere anyway. Aside from perhaps the Max Payne rants.”

    You mean that game I’m really looking forward to? I think the originals are horrible (and I recall a few people agreed on my point in those threads, especially in regards to the art design), but the third game looks like it has a lot going for it. Especially the multiplayer.

    Than again, these are all opinions, and I never claimed they were anything but. You are the one taking issue with people not sharing your opinion. You called someone a Sony fanboy and compared the place to N4G just because they said they didn’t like Cliffy B. That’s pretty ridiculous whatever way you look at it.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. OrbitMonkey

    Cliffy’s got a very good point and he’s right to praise the efforts of Demon Souls. Japanese devs seem to offer a different flavour of MP. I always hear Lost Planet 2 had a great MP and that new RPG with the Pawn system (help?), looks quite cool too.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Da Man

    #15 Thanks for the invaluable input, brah. I’m glad you enjoy that, I can do that to you anytime.

    What if I say that Gears of War was a Rogue Warrior clone, is that an opinion? Oddly enough, I share an ‘opinion’ that Gears of War is a poor video game.. And if all they say compliments Sony and disses MS , then yeah.. the issue doesn’t go anywhere further than that.

    And yeh, this place did become practically another N4G, with some tedious pseudo intelligent nonsense here and there. When I started visiting it you were the one who annoyed me the most, now you’re just meh at best. I even liked some things you said.

    So anyway, if Vanquish had the multiplayer I probably would’ve bought the video game.. Then again it likely would be just some lame arse team slayer or team survival mode.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @17 No problem, brah.

    “What if I say that Gears of War was a Rogue Warrior clone, is that an opinion?”

    Obviously?

    “When I started visiting it you were the one who annoyed me the most, now you’re just meh at best. I even liked some things you said.”

    I have to say, I’m honoured that you’ve given me so much thought and consideration. I wish I could say the same, but I’ve really only noticed your attitude here over the last few days, where you seem to be a particularly foul mood with almost everyone. Reminds me of me back in the day, before I got over myself.

    “So anyway, if Vanquish had the multiplayer I probably would’ve bought the video game.. Then again it likely would be just some lame arse team slayer or team survival mode.”

    That’s entirely your loss dude, as its easily the most refined, well designed and genuinely skill based game ever designed in the third person shooter genre.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Da Man

    #18 – Obviously it doesn’t constitute an opinion, unless you mean nonsensical one.. which defies the whole definition of opinion to begin with. You really should think more about it.

    Yeh, brah I did. Up there with the infamous arse I ‘d say! You ‘ve said a lot of shite indeed.. I’m not doing what you did, brah though. I’m just saying. Besides I’ve improved my foreign language skills, thanks to you in part. They’re still poor, but became much better.

    Reallly, dude? I’m really not into yet another pattern based jap shooter from the days of Arcades.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @19 Cool story, brah.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Lord Gremlin

    @Da Man So if I love Vanquish and Bulletstorm and hate Geow and Cliffy B’s attitude I’m pro Sony? Really?
    Trolls here are obnoxious. Next thing I love MS because I hate Little Big Planet (which I do).
    I love good games. And hate people who push brownish generic shit with multiplayer everywhere. And Cliffy B really has no right to advise anyone, it’s been a while since he released a good game. He’s like Jaffe with his completely crap Twisted Metal (it’s basically a shit MP game) or Moyleneux with his crap Fable outings. Some people have no credibility to give any development advise. You know who’s opinion worth noting? Tim Schafer. That guy know how to make a game properly.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    @21 “Next thing I love MS because I hate Little Big Planet (which I do).”

    Oh, that brings back memories. I was considered pro-Microsoft by the site’s resident idiots at one point because I hated God of War. A few months later I was apparently a Sony fanboy because I didn’t like the way Microsoft handles their business.

    Always loved the nearsightedness of people on the internet.

    BTW, LittleBigPlanet is awesome. Fuck off!

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Da Man

    #20 – You’re welcome. Wrong time for that meme though. By the way, if you ever come across any grammar mistakes, do not hesitate to point them out for me.

    See, #21 this is literally the first time you’ve said something half sensible. Flaming does wonders. I should try Kuwabara next time.

    Edit: Oh, and O’Conner.. they were truly idiots indeed. Little they knew that you’re just .. ahem, indy journalist who likes to post sensationalistic rubbish.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    @23 “See, #21 this is literally the first time you’ve said something half sensible.”

    Man, you must be a riot at parties. You’re the one who walked into this thread and started insulting people, nobody else.

    “Little they knew that you’re just .. ahem, indy journalist who likes to post sensationalistic rubbish.”

    Thanks, but I’m not VG247. I go out of my way to avoid sensationalism in my journalism. Never cared for it and will never employ it.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Da Man

    Err, I did, because I’ve been reading the same things from the same person, this website is the only video game one I visit so yeah.

    Cool story, bro. Very cool story, bro. (This is how you use that meme.)

    I still fail to see your purpose in this thread, O’Conner…

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    @25 I *was* commenting on the quality of Bleszinski’s games and whether his observation was valid or not, however briefly. You know, in the other 80% of my post that wasn’t about your bad attitude towards other commenters.

    You’re the one who walked into the thread solely to insult something, with absolutely nothing to say on the subject at hand in your original post. So telling me that my input is somehow irrelevant but yours isis pretty freakin’ hilarious.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Da Man

    *Orly*? You ‘ve made a post attempting to point out my supposedly negative attitude, and briefly commented on Vanquish etc to validate it..

    I told you, O’Conner yes I did. How many times will you keep on telling me that? I’ve had a purpose, and achieved fantastic results: user posted a half sensible comment, for the first time ever. As I said, perhaps I should experiment with Kuwabara.. You? You’re just additionally derailing a thread, genius.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    @27 *O’Connor

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DrDamn

    CliffyB seems to simultaneously both get and miss the point here. Yes Japanese devs can learn from Western devs, but shoe horning in vs. multiplayer into every game isn’t one of those things. The stuff he picks up on in Demons Souls, that is what Western devs should be learning from the Japanese and doing something innovative like that instead of inferior multiplayer tack ons.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Kabby

    No one takes any notice of this clown anyway.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    Fuck me not again.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Zana

    Japan should ignore Bleszinski.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Edo

    I don’t know about MP but less cheese would be nice.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. back_up

    all epic games sucks

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Edo

    That’s just great………………………

    #35 3 years ago
  36. DSB

    Yo, Japan, I’m real happy for you, and ima let you finish, but….

    #36 3 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    @33: Yes.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. ManuOtaku

    I think the key issue with vanquish will not be having multiplayer, rather than having a more lenghty singleplayer part, that will be much better than multiplayer in my opinion, as for shadown of the damned the game was fine as it was, nothing to add or take out, really, not all the games are gears of war, and not all the games need multiplayer, for that we have tons of games, these crazy games (shadown and vanquish) do work great without it, the crazy and over the top ideas make up for it.

    #38 3 years ago

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    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]