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Next Gears of War to be unveiled at MS E3 presser

Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The next Gears of War game has been announced as the next cover for the new Game Informer with an official unveil at E3 next week.

A brand new Gears of War game is being made and is coming to Xbox 360, Game Informer has announced as part of its new cover for its next issue.

No more details were announced, but the new title will be shown for the first time at the Microsoft press conference at E3 on Monday

GI’s promising two covers for the issue, as well as an extensive online look at the game and a teaser trailer for Monday once the announcement has been made.

The mag will also have an online hub that will feature further coverage on the game throughout the month.

The original Gears of War trilogy from Epic’s North Carolina studio, featuring Marcus Fenix, wrapped up last September. A Kinect on-rails spin-off, Exile, was in the works, but Epic design director Cliff Bleszinski has said its been canned.

Its also been rumoured that Epic-owned Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly has been working on a prequel trilogy.

All will be known come Monday. Teaser cover is below.

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99 Comments

  1. Da Man

    Gears of War is a piece of shit and an Uncharted rip-off. I hate Epic games.

    Where’s the straight talking, no nonsense corrector Gekidami?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Se_7_eN

    @1 – As a Sony fanboy, and a huge fan of Uncharted… Even I am going to say it, you are an idiot.
    In no way is GoW an Uncharted rip off. A terrible game? Yes… But far from an Uncharted rip off. As a matter of fact, Uncharted came out AFTER Gears. Sorry dude brah.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    @1 i reaaaaaally hope you are kidding now dude, that’s all.

    But i hate these kind of leaks….ruins the surprise.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. TheBlackHole

    Hell to the fucking yeah!

    Love me some Gears of War.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. The_Red

    That cover art is way too classy for a game like Gears of War.

    Also, @1 did you know that Gears 1 came out more than a year BEFORE Uncharted 1 and was first shown 3 years before that?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Fin

    Awesome! Totally surprised by this!

    @3 It’s not really a “leak”, it’s certainly controlled by MS.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ant72

    I think Gears of War is great.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. gdogg979

    I was going to say didnt gears came out before uncharted,no?

    anyway i didnt see this coming??why couldnt this have been left as an actual suprise for MS’s E3?

    although i remember an article a few months back stating that microsodt would have all 4 of there main ip’s at e3.

    Halo
    Gears
    Fable
    Forza

    if they can just go and announce one new ip or pretty much any other AAA core game thats isn’t one of these franchises and non kinect then i’ll be a happy man and it would seem that there e3 wouldn’t have been as bad as everyone was predicting?

    Also just seen this is stated as 360 game and def not a ’720′ game…interesting?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. daytripper

    Predictable Microsoft is predictable

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    Yeah, more overblown, pretentious dick waving and violence. Just what gaming needs!

    #10 3 years ago
  11. mad1723

    Ouch, hopefully it’s not another case of jumping the shark. Halo 4, God of War and now a new Gears of War…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Moonwalker1982

    @9

    It’s kinda too bad that they aren’t coming with something brand new. Like Naughty Dog is doing with The Last of Us, but on the other hand….isn’t this new Gears being made by People can fly?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. jdfoster00

    Shock horror… Honestly …. Halo 22 Gears of War 12 …. Need NEW games…. And announcing it not even 1 year after gears 3….

    #13 3 years ago
  14. hives

    Lol. It would be MUCH bigger surprise and cool news if Microsoft just announced this game on conference. Teasing it days before E3 just… spoils it.

    Still cool, but meh. I don’t like that there are no real surprises on game events…

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @13 Halo this year. Gears of War next year. Halo the year after that. They have the circle down pretty tightly at this point.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Da Man

    Hey, number 2 and 5..

    Breaking news:

    I was being sarcastic.

    It was a deliberate bullshit, to test a few things here and there. Unbelievable, I know.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. gdogg979

    @12

    who says they won’t announce a new game aswel??

    fingers crossed anyway.

    a big budget game from twisted pixel would be nice.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. daytripper

    @12 In my E3 predictions thread on the forum I said MS would announce a new Gears going off by how predictable they are and the People Can Fly rumours, I did say it would be a download XBLA title but I’m probably wrong on that one.

    I like Gears but 3 hasnt been out a year yet for fuck sake. I hope they are saving new i.ps and ideas for the next system because before the last couple of E3′s most gaming communities have predicted nearly all they will announce beforehand with ease. Boring.

    E3 is becoming boring too, too many leaks and reveals before the actual event these days.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Maximum Payne

    They should waited for next gen IMO.
    I don’t think they would innovate with 4th now.Just like Naughty Dog maybe skip Uncharted 4 ?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. daytripper

    @15 Yep, spot on.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    Cool!

    So there may just be a reason for me to bother watching anything from E3 after all…

    #21 3 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Next gen will just be, shinier, prettier, smoother. Same damn games.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, like Mario, Zelda, Pokémon, Metroid, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, Kirby, F-Zero, etc, etc, etc…?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. gdogg979

    yea but who’s to say they wont announce another game aswel??

    you bunch of pessimists ;-)

    though im also suprised no has mentioned ,what if its kinect only??

    HOLY SHIT..Imagine the uproar.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Moonwalker1982

    Nah it won’t be Kinect only. That Kinect Gears game got canned, remember? :). But i doubt a brand new game from MS. All they keep doing is making new Halo’s and new Gears games. I wish they would take a look at Naughty Dog for a minute.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. gdogg979

    yeah your probably right..but im sure someone somewhere said that they had one new AAA ip to announce this year?

    of course that could be complete horse shit..

    i want a conkers done by twisted .perfect combo!

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    Oh, God. Speechless. Fucking awesome.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Pytox

    Isn’t it Kinect Gears of War? Maybe they recreated some stuff or changed things?

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Moonwalker1982

    Aaaah right, you mean that AAAAA game or whatever, it sounded ridiculous,lol. Ah well, i’m holding my excitement for surprise games, only to avoid dissappointment. MS has been a let down when it comes to E3 conferences lately.

    A brand new Conker sounds too good to be true, so that won’t happen :(.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Monk

    Meh

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Da Man

    So they’ve announced another one, in about three years it ‘ll be released and then there will be another one (probably) in three years or so. What milking, a circle of doom.

    I’ll take the amazing Binary Domain over this any day of the week.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Zana

    Not needed. At all.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Moonwalker1982

    If People can Fly is behind this, count me in!! It could mean that the game will feel different from the other three games. I hope it does.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. polygem

    seriously i just don´t get some of your comments here. you can say what you want about the charakters, general cheesyness and whatnot about gears. i am fine with that. but to say gears of war is a shit GAME is just…well…a huge lie, utter shit, crap, nonsense, bullshit, let´s say: simply wrong. this has nothing to do with opinion. if you cannot see the quality in the gameplay department you must be blind. gameplaywise it is among the best games in this console gen.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. pukem0n

    pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase announce some new IPs

    i love Forza, Halo and Gears, but seriously. its gonna get stale someday

    #35 3 years ago
  36. manamana

    Oh great, another prequel then. Oh well, hopefully its an UE4 demo based on the gears franchise for nextgen. Love me some Gears, would really prefere a new IP from Epic though.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. OrbitMonkey

    @31, No-one is going to fall for that *looks at #2 & #5* Oh… Maybe they will…

    #37 3 years ago
  38. OrbitMonkey

    I wonder if this will be totally exclusive to Microsoft? Obviously the first trilogy was, but this could just be a timed exclusive…

    ;-)

    #38 3 years ago
  39. minxamo

    It’s official, we’re now announcing announcements of announcements…

    #39 3 years ago
  40. OlderGamer

    I guess the only differences is that those games you mentioned G1GA will all play differently to warrent new releases.

    The next gears is going to be absolutly like the last three, and prolly the next three to come. Unless it really is Kinect only, then it would prolly be a mess.

    And I am not trolling or being a fanboy or whatever:

    “pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase announce some new IPs

    i love Forza, Halo and Gears, but seriously. its gonna get stale someday”

    –pukemOn

    I am not the only one either. I am sure, at this point, a lot of gamers are tired of the same old game selections.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Hellhound30x

    @Da Man actually Naughty Dog has already said that part of their inspiration for Uncharted’s cover mechanic came from Gears of war… stop talking nonsense dude.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. polygem

    he´s just kidding

    @Ireland Michael: halo and gears are great games. i really can´t understand why you always say otherwise. see i love jak and daxter, so i have a soft spot for naughty dog. i like uncharted, i can see that it is a good game. still i dislike lots about the uc franchise. i would never ever say it is a bad game though, because it just isn´t. with gears or halo it is the same. you definiteley must not like em but failing to see the quality is just failing in general imho.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Da Man

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/05/31/next-gears-of-war-unveiled-as-next-game-informer-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-377538

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Ireland Michael

    @35 @40 It got stale years ago.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Da Man

    0.59 k/d got stale in 1998.

    polygem, what’s so surprising? This is internet. Do you know how many people think Bayonetta is a piece of rubbish and a sexist rehash of same old Dmc? I lost count. People tend to dislike something they can’t handle.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. JRNO

    So much for ‘Finishing The Fight’ and being ‘Brothers To The End’.
    Why can’t MS just give these guys a minute to come out with a new IP?
    I’m going to break something if all 360 is getting next gen is Gears, Halo and Forza.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Moonwalker1982

    @ 46

    This is gonna be a prequal. Marcus and his team’s story is over. But i agree, i wished they would come with a brand new IP for a change. But a brand new IP ain’t a guaranteed success, and a game with Gears of War in its name….is.

    #47 3 years ago
  48. reask

    I enjoyed 3 the least by a long shot,sp.
    Too easy imo and it felt like you were been led by the hand for the most part.
    I played it on highest level you can do on first play.
    1 was such a revelation for me shortly after getting my 360 it just said next gen imho.
    It looks dated now but at the time it held its own really.
    2 was a brilliant game imo played it on same diff as 3.
    I mean 3 was a lovely looking game and I remember at times thinking it looked as good as uncharted 2 in certain parts.

    I just felt epic like others had moved in to the casual market for easy bucks.
    I know some might say play it again on top setting and then say that.
    Not the point really though as lots of folks play a game and move on to new games.

    Second highest diff should not be that easy end of.
    Even the final boss was more of a pain than a challenge I just wanted it over at that stage.

    Anyway just my honest opinion of it as a fan of the series who was not impressed with it and I will finish by saying uncharted 3 was an equal disappointment after 1 and 2.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. daytripper

    @47 dont understand that logic, all successful franchises once started as new i.ps or do you mean releasing them at this stage of a generation?

    #49 3 years ago
  50. G1GAHURTZ

    @OG:

    Come on OG, be serious.

    New Super Mario Bros Wii is basically an HD SNES game.

    Mario Kart stays almost exactly the same, year after year, and each version of Zelda copies and pastes the same puzzles again and again.

    And those are for the new versions!

    The old versions get re-released, with or without an HZd upgrade.

    The worst company in the world for releasing the same old games, again and again is Nintendo. No doubt about that at all.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. G1GAHURTZ

    @reask:

    Try and finish it on Insane.

    I don’t think you’ll be able to without coop.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. ToxicCrusader

    Another Gears game so soon after Gears 3? You’ve definitely shocked me microsoft, but not in a good way.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. reask

    Not the point though giga imo.
    Why bump something up so much to make you play it twice?

    #53 3 years ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    “New Super Mario Bros Wii is basically an HD SNES game.”

    Except it isn’t. It may have a similar aesthetic, but SMB:Wii is so far removed from the traditional side scrolling Mario games that they are completely different experiences.

    “Mario Kart stays almost exactly the same, year after year’

    Except it doesn’t. Each game (one or two stinkers not included) introduces completely NP handling schemes and mechanics, and the handling changes radically from game to game.

    and each version of Zelda copies and pastes the same puzzles again and again.”

    Except it doesn’t. Most of the Zelda games (especially the more recent ones) have completely switched up the interfaces, controls and inventory items. Skyward Sword is nothing like Twilight Princess, and likewise Wind Waker was nothing like Ocarina of Time. They all share the same dungeon structure, but that’s just a shell for the experience. The content is completely different in execution.

    I get the very distinct impression you haven’t played most of these games, and you’re simply looking at the surface level, as opposed to actually experiencing the content directly.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. monkeygourmet

    @54

    Here we go again…

    You continually rag on Gears yet you’ve never been able to provide evidence of a superior 3rd person cover shooter.

    I’m talking the whole package here… I know you want to mention Vanquish, it’s a fine game but far from perfect and far from the level of polish we see in a Gears release.

    You seem to hate the bromance and violence thing, and yes it is a bit played out, but, shock horror, the gameplay is so finally tuned (especially in 3) that no other 3rd person shooters come close to this.

    Same can be said with Halo, Uncharted and the majority of 1st party exclusives. A lot of people try to copy but never quite nail it.

    Gears 3 had so much packed into a single release it was crazy good value.

    A long campaign (in this day and age)
    4 player co op
    Polished multiplayer
    Horde mode (which gears made popular on consoles)
    Beast mode
    3d (decent 3d aswell which was a surprise)

    I mean, once you get over the fact that most things are cheesy these days and concentrate on the gameplay, surely you cannot hold a little respect for a game that polished.

    You come across as some kind of beret wearing pretentious star bucks dweller for not being able to get over the fact that alot of games feature beefy protagonists.

    Bloody wolf PC engine, contra Nes, midnight Resistance Mega Drive….

    We’ve always had stupid plots and steroid infused games characters, remember there can be sweet, sweet gameplay behind that! ;)

    #55 3 years ago
  56. xino

    this is stupid man!
    Xbox needs new IP and brands:/

    i mean where is Unreal Tournament man!?:/

    #56 3 years ago
  57. OlderGamer

    Pretty much what Mike said G1GA.

    I would also like to add that Mario Kart comes once in a console generation of hardware. Most of the Nintendo games only come out once in a generation, and some not even that much, like F-Zero, for example. Some more. But Other M was dratsicly different then the Prime style gameplay wise, as another example.

    Where as Gears is gears is gears. And now a fourth one in the same generation of hardware. Fable is fable, forza is forza. And so on. Don’t even get me started on CoD lol ;)

    Gears isn’t a bad game. I don’t hate it. Just got tired of it after Gears 2. If they had waited a few more years inbetween releases. Or had something new to bring to the table, I would have enjoyed the experience more. Over exposure is ruining a lot of games for me.

    I know that must sound funny to some, knowing that I enjoy Nintendo games. But it comes back to keeping your games fresh, I think. If Nintendo put out 4 Mario Karts on the same hardware, I would feel the same way.

    Edit: Just noticed that Xino said that same type of thing. Again over exposure.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. Ireland Michael

    ” I’m talking the whole package here… I know you want to mention Vanquish, it’s a fine game but far from perfect and far from the level of polish we see in a Gears release.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Funny joke… *wipes tears from his eyes*

    #58 3 years ago
  59. absolutezero

    We don’t mention Other M OG, IT NEVER HAPPENED.

    #59 3 years ago
  60. monkeygourmet

    @58

    Wow, lovely come back!

    Gotta elaborate my friend, if you don’t feel the need to, don’t bother making your troll bait comments at the start of a thread! :)

    #60 3 years ago
  61. Ireland Michael

    @60 One requires skill to play well. The other doesn’t. Vanquish is a far more polished game in the gameplay area than Gears could ever hope to be, which is a pretty game with a shallow core experience.

    #61 3 years ago
  62. xino

    turning the page to over 50+comments again:/
    seriously guys!? you need to reduce this pointless arguments.

    I don’t mind if this is another Gears game, but Xbox need exclusive games.
    I bet this game will be a prequel.
    I hope it either has many new gameplay unique/blended or new features. Or it’s a different genre game.

    no point having Gear 4 that plays like Gears 3 with new graphics.

    i’m playing Uncharted 3, and I’m disappointed with the game, not completely but I find the gameplay very boring! Nothing new, just Uncharted 2 with amazing graphics.

    #62 3 years ago
  63. manamana

    Gears is top notch, end of story.

    Milked franchise? Who cares!
    Didn’t enjoyed it? Who cares!
    My comment? Who cares!

    Its like some semi-narcissistic personalities in here need to boost themselfs with bashing certain IPs and or manufacturers, instead of spreading their love to all kinds of them and respect the achievements of developers, artists and producers. But yeah, sitting and moaning is much easier than inventing and producing, right?

    #63 3 years ago
  64. monkeygourmet

    @61

    And, there’s the rub…

    You truly must be an awful Gears player not too spot the intricate play styles it offers…

    Don’t knock a game for that though, Vanquish was always going to be based on solo score attack for longevity…

    I forgot, you also dont like any game with a beef cake male persona, god of war, halo, etc…

    But, wow! Some euro / jap guy in a mech suit doing some back flips and smoking a cigarette through a shooting range is the next best thing ever! :)

    #64 3 years ago
  65. absolutezero

    You dislike a game I like, that must mean you are bad at the game I like. There is no other possible explanation.

    I like Gears for being a big boorish stupid explosive thing with nice gunplay and silly storylines.

    In-depth and intricate it is not, its also not responsive or really all that well put togethor.

    #65 3 years ago
  66. monkeygourmet

    @65

    No, I dislike people dismissing things that other people have clearly put a lot of work into without backing up their reasons…

    For example: I dislike shadow of the colossus, it just doesn’t sit right with me… But, I would never troll bash it in an article because I can see the artistic force that flows trough the project… I even go so far as purchasing these type of games as I understand the importance of certain studios having to make profit…

    But importantly, I understand good, solid gameplay over comes all.

    Gears of War has solid gameplay coming out of its kazoo! :)

    And you can take that to the bank!

    #66 3 years ago
  67. Ireland Michael

    @64 I couldn’t give a toss if the lead had a neck the size of a tank, a girly figure and spikey hair, or was a purple and pink unicorn with an afro. The only thing I give a crap about is the quality of the gameplay.

    Nor am I adverse to violence in video games. I’m simply adverse to violence for violence sake. If that’s what gets you off, good for you. It doesn’t do it for me. It’s called personal preference.

    Even then, the story (what little there is) is contrived, the characters are contrived, and the setting is contrived. At least Vanquish is self-knowing in the fact, and doesn’t try to pretend otherwise. Vanquish doesn’t try to take itself seriously. Gears of War does. And thats half it’s problem.

    Gears of War Gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL3B8hPy9yE

    Vanquish Gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScCr_U-6loE

    Just looking at the two is like comparing Space Invaders to EVE Online. One is so much more refined than the other on a purely gameplay level that you can see it even more the video. Having played the games and experienced them for myself, the feel of the game in action only cements the exceptional quality for me even more.

    Trying to discredit the validity of my opinion by using some ad hominem criticisms of my personal preferences doesn’t actually argue the point of the topic at all. Try telling me *how* the game is better on a gameplay level.

    “No, I dislike people dismissing things that other people have clearly put a lot of work into without backing up their reasons…”

    Sturgeons Law, my friend. That’s all I have to say.

    #67 3 years ago
  68. daytripper

    Vanquish is brilliant, it’s like what a current gen Contra should of been. Hope it gets a sequel.

    #68 3 years ago
  69. G1GAHURTZ

    “Except it isn’t. It may have a similar aesthetic, but SMB:Wii is so far removed from the traditional side scrolling Mario games that they are completely different experiences.”

    Unsubstantiated opinion. Try again.

    “Except it doesn’t. Each game (one or two stinkers not included) introduces completely NP handling schemes and mechanics, and the handling changes radically from game to game.”

    Handling tweaks are about as much of a new experience as a new gun in a new CoD game. You move differently… Big deal.

    The core experience is intentionally unchanged.

    “Except it doesn’t. Most of the Zelda games (especially the more recent ones) have completely switched up the interfaces, controls and inventory items. Skyward Sword is nothing like Twilight Princess, and likewise Wind Waker was nothing like Ocarina of Time. They all share the same dungeon structure”

    Thanks for agreeing with me in a futile attempt to do the complete opposite.

    I didn’t mention anything about control schemes, which are clearly different in Zelda’s case. We’re specifically talking about the gameplay here. Not only is the dungeon structure the same, but so are the PUZZLES.

    Which is exactly what I said.

    If I use a touchscreen to control Space Invaders instead of an arcade cabinet joystick, it doesn’t change the fact that I’m still playing the. Same 30+ year old game.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve played more Nintendo games than you think…

    I’m also pretty sure that it wouldn’t take more than a quick browse through Metacritic to find quote after quote in review after review that agrees with every single claim that I’ve made.

    #69 3 years ago
  70. G1GAHURTZ

    @OG:

    I know ‘Gears is Gears’. This is simple logic. Gears is Gears, like Mario is Mario, and Zelda is Zelda.

    If they changed the formula, they’d break the game.

    Nobody opens a can of Coke and expects to get a completely new taste every time.

    The point is that if you criticise one company for doing it, you have to criticise them all, and Nintendo are the worst at this.

    #70 3 years ago
  71. Ireland Michael

    @70 And that’s wha you don’t understand, they do change the formula. All the time.

    “Handling tweaks are about as much of a new experience as a new gun in a new CoD game.”

    And that’s like saying it’s the same book even if you change the story.

    “I didn’t mention anything about control schemes, which are clearly different in Zelda’s case.”

    And Mario’s. And Mario Kart. And Metroid. And Kirby. etc. etc.

    ” We’re specifically talking about the gameplay here.”

    Because… ya know… the way your character is controlled in the game environment has absolutely *nothing* to do with gameplay…. I don’t even.. what?. *raises hands in the air*

    “Not only is the dungeon structure the same, but so are the PUZZLES.”

    Not even remotely.

    I only meant structure is so far as you go to defined locations to collect items that help in the next location. Most of the newer games don’t even have “dungeons” in the literal sense of the word.

    So Skyward Sword controls nothing like past games, has completely new abilities never seen in past games, completely new puzzles that make use of those Motion Plus abilities, and it even introduces completely new characters and villains to the franchise… but it’s still the same old rehashed stuff?

    I can safely say you probably haven’t played half these games.

    As opposed to… Oh, I don’t know… Call of Duty. Which goes so far as to literally rehash models and graphical assets from past game…

    “If I use a touchscreen to control Space Invaders instead of an arcade cabinet joystick, it doesn’t change the fact that I’m still playing the. Same 30+ year old game.”

    And yet Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is a completely different game from the original. Funny that.

    #71 3 years ago
  72. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah. I see NINETEEN years really did a whole lot for Mario Kart.

    Want more?

    #72 3 years ago
  73. Ireland Michael

    @72 Yeah, because you’re totally not just looking at the surface aesthetic and nothing else…

    #73 3 years ago
  74. G1GAHURTZ

    Pot.

    Kettle.

    Umm… I’m sure you know where this is going to end…?

    #74 3 years ago
  75. Ireland Michael

    @74 Not even remotely. The Gears, Halos and CoDs have very, very slight changes in controls and structure between games, and those are released numerous times within a single console generation. The only Nintendo game I can think of that’s genuinely guilty of this is the Metroid Prime series… which had two sequels too many, in full truth.

    #75 3 years ago
  76. G1GAHURTZ

    Shall we revisit this in another 27 years…?

    #76 3 years ago
  77. Ireland Michael

    @76 That video is a gross simplification of NSMB:Wii. It would be like reviewing CoD or Battlefield without covering the multiplayer.

    #77 3 years ago
  78. G1GAHURTZ

    Well, well, well…

    Now that’s an interesting analogy!

    #78 3 years ago
  79. polygem

    the Nintendo discussion: i think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. imho skyward sword and the mario galaxy games are among the finest games of this gen. galaxy improved and changed a lot about mario, even if you compare to 64, skyward sword did the same. windwaker and skyward sword play the same and completeley different at the same time. then compare those to spirit tracks, same formula- COMPLETELEY different, all awesome. imo this is a big quality, something you do not see that often. that´s what nintendo is so great at. unbeatable.

    Michael: you have this macho stuff in uc too for example. it is even more “dangerous” there because it´s not that obvious and not so overacted. same goes for the violence. i hate games that are overly violent too. we do not need that in games. we do not need that chainsaw in gears – still gears is probably the best 3rd person shooter yet if you just look at the gameplay. that said i want epic to go in another direction with their next tps but would i say gears is a bad game. nope. it is not. criticize it for the violence and cheesyness and that it is more of the same. but the polish and gameplay? blind?
    what i just don´t get in your comments is that you obviously fail to see the quality in gears (or halo)…this is sad really. you should ask yourself why, i mean, seriously.

    #79 3 years ago
  80. Da Man

    O’Connor talking about skill is like Lindsay Lohan talking about being humble. Except Lindsay Lohan is popular.

    0.59 k.d. With Melee being the top weapon.

    Think about that.

    O’Connor, master the basics of original Halo. Basics. Then suggest changing the formula.

    I remember when I’ve had OlderGamer on my friends list (removed them after a year or so for not playing anything same while constantly online) I saw his (O’Connor’s) gt. At the time Bayonetta came out. The guy barely made it through normal and had that one at about 500.. While constantly nagging around here, about how super skillful Bayonetta is.

    .
    . I presume the guy thinks a video game is hard because he feels like it. Or what’s more likely simply for the reason the guy likes to post controversial bs to make himself look like someone with independent vision. Sad.

    Vanquish was a pos. It didn’t even have online mode. Might want to wait until Platinum makes one to compare it with Gears of War.

    #80 3 years ago
  81. Da Man

    Actually, I think the fact that H R alienated that many players with it’s AAs and there wasn’t a single person (half decent at it) who didn’t agree that they drastically changed the gameplay says everything.. It’s astounding how the people who know the least about it nag the most.

    And that’s without looking at all of the other altered parts.

    Funny really.

    #81 3 years ago
  82. G1GAHURTZ

    If O’Connor really had any vision, he’d recognise the fact that Gears was the first game to ever do a Horde mode.

    What innovations has Bayonetta brought to gaming?

    Nothing? Oh, well according to this review, it “can effortlessly make even the most ham-fisted of gamers feel like they’ve got elite skills”!

    LOOOOOOOOOOL!!!

    #82 3 years ago
  83. Ireland Michael

    @80 “I saw his (O’Connor’s) gt. At the time Bayonetta came out. The guy barely made it through normal and had that one at about 500.. While constantly nagging around here, about how super skillful Bayonetta is”

    And since then I’ve 100% it with all characters, including all content not related to achievements, of which there’s tonnes. In fact, it’s one of the few times I’ve ever *wanted* to get all the achievements in a game – most of the time I don’t care about them one way or the other. It’s a type of meta-gaming I don’t particularly care for – meaningless virtual badges for obscure tasks.

    Some of us do actually have lives and obligations outside of video games, and we don’t have the time to plough right through games straight after it came out. I’m lucky nowadays if I get an hour of gaming in a day.

    “Or what’s more likely simply for the reason the guy likes to post controversial bs to make himself look like someone with independent vision. Sad.”

    If someone’s opinion on a video game is your idea of “controversial”, you need to get out more.

    @82 Because survival mode never existed before Gears of War 2.

    #83 3 years ago
  84. G1GAHURTZ

    Stop deliberately misquoting me when you know you’re wrong.

    I never even came close to using the word “survival”.

    I clearly said Horde, and the whole world and his wife knows that Gears 2 was the first game to do it.

    #84 3 years ago
  85. G1GAHURTZ

    Your link is broken.

    #85 3 years ago
  86. Da Man

    O’Connor. that was exactly at the time bayonetta came out.

    I had to look thru someone else friends list to find Old Man. thus I saw your.. independent gt.

    The amount of nagging going on back then about how skill based the game is, and how it’s so much more demanding than anything barely compared to your gamerscore for it. That is HARD MODE ACHIEVEMNTS.

    Do you know how many comments you’ve made on this website, you independent journalist who has access to E3? And me? I reckon my life > yours.

    Now what was that about ad hominem.

    You bore me, o’Connor.

    So anyway, Ghz is right. As usual.

    #86 3 years ago
  87. Ireland Michael

    @84 Horde mode. A group of players take on increasing waves of more powerful enemies, until defeated or the final goal is reached, correct?

    Wow, that doesn’t sound like Smash TV *at all*. Nope!

    Ahahaha.

    Giving it a different name doesn’t change the fact that’s survival mode.

    #87 3 years ago
  88. G1GAHURTZ

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!

    Oh wow, that was desperate.

    Try again.

    #88 3 years ago
  89. Ireland Michael

    @88 “Moving from one room to the next within the studio/arena, players have to shoot down hordes of enemies as they advance from all sides, while at the same time collecting weapons, power-up items, and assorted bonus prizes until a final show down with the show’s host where you are finally granted your prizes, your life and freedom.”

    Nope, doesn’t sound like Horde Mode at all…

    #89 3 years ago
  90. DrDamn

    @87
    If you want to make that sort of comparison what about Space Invaders? Galaga etc? Completely different kettle of fish. Are you really arguing that the nuances of various Mario Kart’s are game changing and then claiming Horde Mode is just a glorified Smash TV?

    I’m not a fan of Gears. Had the first not bothered buying the others. I’ve played two and three a fair bit multiplayer (local split screen mainly). In terms of pure gameplay it’s a fine and innovative example of a gaming series.

    #90 3 years ago
  91. Ireland Michael

    @90 Horde mode is survival mode with a different name. You survive until you die or complete a specific goal. It’s survival mode. There really no other way to argue it. Gears popularized the idea, but it certainly didn’t invent it.

    #91 3 years ago
  92. G1GAHURTZ

    @90:

    +1

    #92 3 years ago
  93. Yoshi

    Are you girls seriously comparing a JAPANESE style game to a WESTERN style game?

    You speak about how Gears is too serious etc but Vanquish is also taking shit serious, it’s just Japanese serious. So people over the western side see it as cool and joking, while the Japanese audience see it as hardcore.

    Know the audience girls, know the audience.

    #93 3 years ago
  94. DrDamn

    @91
    That is more or less what G1GA’s link said too. Whilst you can describe the two with similar terms the actual implementation and design of each are different. Survival Mode was designed as a money making exercise for arcades – i.e. provide a defined end point to get the players off the machine or to pump more cash in. Horde Mode is an exercise in refined co-operative gameplay.

    #94 3 years ago
  95. OlderGamer

    Horde modes have been around scince robotron. Hell Astroids.

    Obvoiusly, after reading this thread. There is no point is talking about it. G1GA, I think your grasping at straws, coming to conclusions on games you haven’t actualy played. I wouldn’t be any more qualified to talk on the nouances of the CoD franchise. It doesn’t apeal to me, and I have played very little of the franchise this generation.

    Same goes for you on Nintendo games. Honestly if you think the franchises remain the same from game to game? Even Mario on the NES had more differences then most games in a franchise do. That is the bread and butter of what is Nintendo. The legand of Zelda(one) compared to Zelda II: A Link to the past. Drasticly different. There are examples for both same and difference, but I am speaking about generalities. I know something the internet hates, as because people like to point out that one or two instances they think validate their arguement and completly crumbles the other side. DKC on the SNES released three games, all of them basicly the same. The games where made by Rare, but still are Nintendo 1st party games. But there are many franchises that Nintendo has that change the feel and flow and gameplay from one release to another.

    There are two Kirby games this gen. Kirby is the little pink dude that likes to eat his enemy to take on the enemies abilities. Except in Kirbys epic yarn, he doesn’t eat anything. The gameplay, the core mechanics, were very different then the second Kirby game: Kirby Return to Dreamland. I know that because I have played both games.

    Mario Kart? The main couple of things that work for me in Mario Kart are:

    One game per generation of hardware(not per year, or every two years).

    Something new in each game that changes the way it plays. First one was on SNES. Second was N64, brought 4player couch co-op, and more chars. Third was Gamecube, brought two players in one Kart, different karts to pick from for your driver, could switch between drivers on the fly. Wii brought motion controls and internet play.

    Your still playing Mario Kart, but each one of those games changes the experience in a way that validates the franchise.

    Even tho Horde mode was nothing new, it changed the experience in Gears, and added value to the game. I know that because I have played Gears, beaten both one and two. Horde mode made it a better game. What did Gears 3 add? What will Gears 4? It will improve and refine.

    Nothing wrong with that. Thats what games do.

    I never made this a Nintendo VS (everything, it seems) thread. That was you, G1GA, saying that I can’t critic games because I play Nintendo games. I enjoy a lot more games then just Nintendo ones.

    But I am bored with a lot of game franchises this gen. Biggest reason, I think is over exposure. 4 gears games in the same gen is a bit much for me. Too much sameness.

    Do you remember how on TurboDuo, SNES, and Gen(MD) there were floods of 2d shooters, platformers, and Fighters? Today isn’t much different but instead of three major generes we have one: Shooter. I think that is what Mike is saying when he critises todays games focus on violence and such. I know for me, and for other gamers, I am beyond tired of shooters. Thats why I spent so much time this gen playing arcade style games, indie games, and Nintendo games. It is also the main reason I play more PC today then I ever have.

    I have come to the conclusion that while I am excited for the next gen, I bet the next gen will just be more of the same. More of the same franchises Halo, UC, Fable, CoD, Forza, Gears, Ass Cred, NFS, Elder Scrolls, LBP, BF, Kinect, GoW, and so on and so forth. Not too much is going change. And worse, i really don’t see any hardware advancements that will bring anything new to the table ‘cept shinier graphics. Hoping for something from Nintendos tablet-like controler, but that is about it.

    It isn’t that I don’t enjoy games. I love games, just not most of what the industry (or the “core” audiance) thinks I should enjoy. Next gen I see a new Nintendo system under my TV, and sitting next to it a PC.

    #95 3 years ago
  96. AHA-Lambda

    ok, personally i feel cheated that a new game is coming out so soon, what happened to finishing the fight? Oh, wait…

    #96 3 years ago
  97. DrDamn

    @95
    I don’t understand what you think is the big difference between the way Nintendo change games and others. Is it just the frequency of change? Are any of the things you list as game changers in the Mario Kart franchise that different to stuff like Gears -> Gears 2 (addition of Hoard mode) -> Gears 3 (inclusion of Beast Mode and tower defence like mechanics to Horde Mode). You’re still playing Gears, but each one of those games changes the experience in a way that validates the franchise. ;). The biggest difference is more in your preference for game type.

    #97 3 years ago
  98. G1GAHURTZ

    @ OG:

    Listen, I’ve bought 2 (two) versions of NSMB, and I also have a copy of NSMB Wii lying around, collecting dust somewhere that iirc, I also clocked.

    I’ve probably played more hours of Zelda in my life than you and O’Connor put together, so keep your judgements to yourself, thanks.

    As for Mario Kart, so far this gen, we’ve actually had 3, two of which, I also bought (yes, I even got the steering wheel).

    Two DS versions, and the Wii one. So your one per gen theory doesn’t really hold up on close inspection.

    I also didn’t make this into any sort of Nintendo vs the rest thread, by any means.

    I just pointed out that Nintendo love to rehash old games and add bells and whistles to old titles as much as anyone else.

    The fact that you can’t see that is alarming.

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/04/13/miyamoto-still-keen-on-a-link-to-the-past-revival-not-sure-about-f-zero/

    #98 3 years ago
  99. OlderGamer

    “As for Mario Kart, so far this gen, we’ve actually had 3, two of which, I also bought (yes, I even got the steering wheel).”

    Handhelds are a different matter.

    And even there only one. Because one is DS and the other is 3DS.

    I wrote: post 57:

    “I would also like to add that Mario Kart comes once in a console generation of hardware. ”

    I don’t understand your link?

    Alot of times Nintendo rereleases a game from its console hardware onto its handheld hardware. Sometimes they add tweaks and sometimes they don’t. He was talking about, I think, putting zelda on a gameboy. They did the same type of thing with Orcania of Time and Mario 3D. Ported in essence the same game from a console to a handheld.

    I know that a lot of gamers like to dismiss Nintendos line up because they see them as milking the franchise and putting out the same games over and over. I was just pointing out that the games themself have several core changes that change the way the games play. I believe that validates the new releases. And, in most cases the games don’t come out right on the heals of a pervious games release. That simply can not be said for a lot of games today.

    #99 3 years ago

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  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    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 […]