Sections

E3 2012: Halo 4, Splinter Cell and Lara lead MS presser

Monday, 4 June 2012 10:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Microsoft’s E3 2012 press conference was headlined by Tomb Raider and Black Ops II gameplay as well as the first showing of Halo 4′s campaign and the announcement of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

MS E3 2012 presser – at a glance

Call of Duty: Black Ops II gameplay was shown. Xbox 360 will have timed exclusive DLC.

Halo 4 campaign demoed.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist was confirmed and shown.

A playable section from the later part of Tomb Raider was seen, looking for all the world like Uncharted. Xbox 360 will get timed exclusive DLC.

Gears of War: Judgment was trailered.

Harmonix announced Dance Central 3. Usher played a track for it.

Madden and FIFA will now have Kinect controls. Madden’s out August 28.

Forza Horizon is releasing October 23.

Xbox Music was announced and demoed. It’s out this year for 360.

SmartGlass, a Microsoft app which syncs iOS Windows and Android tablets and phone with 360 was announced. It’s out this autumn.

Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360 this year. It can be controlled by phones, tablets and Kinect.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 press conference in Los Angeles today was dominated by a predictable showing of strong triple-A software and the impressive announcement of SmartGlass, an app for synching mobile devices with Xbox 360 and Live.

A Halo 4 trailer kicked off the event, showing single-player action, Master Chief moving through jungle with Cortana talking in his ears.

The first showing of the game’s campaign, the demo saw Chief fight against “defence AIs” that were “definitely not Covenant” and ended up in a tense fight against a non-organic enemy. He ended up using Forerunner tech.

The plot seems to have something to do with an AI being put into service seven years ago and only having a year to live. The demo was greeted by loud cheers.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist, as expected, was confirmed with a trailer. The game’s story sees a group of nations create a blacklist, which amounts to attacking US troops. A section on the Iran-Iraq border was seen, with Sam Fisher killing, climbing and “taking out targets quickly and fluidly”.

A Kinect feature was shown, with the player saying, “Hey, you,” at the screen in order to attract an enemy. Fisher entered a heavy firefight, ordering in airstrikes using Kinect voice commands. Ubisoft described the game as “the most ambitious Splinter Cell yet,” with co-op, campaign and Spies vs Mercs. It’s out spring 2013.

It’s in the game

EA Sports boss Andy Wilson then came onto stage to confirm Kinect integration for FIFA and Madden. Players can talk to other players and even swear at the referee.

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana showed off the Madden Kinect functionality, speaking to the game to make pre-snap calls.

Madden 2013 is out August 28.

Fable: The Journey came next with a new trailer, showing the fireball-throwing seen at Microsoft’s San Francisco Spring Showcase this year.

“Only the best games are on Xbox,” said Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Studios . “This will be the biggest year for games on Xbox.”

He showed a trailer for Gears of War: Judgment, a touch of CG showing Delta Squad in chains. It’s out “2013″. A Forza Horizon trailer followed, showing Imprezas and other road cars racing to dubstep across an island. It’s out October 23.

A string of service announcements started with confirmation that Bing voice search is to be expanded into 12 different languages this year, potentially reaching another “half a billion people”.

Nickelodeon, Paramount, Machinima and a Spanish video provider were all confirmed as new live partners. NBA and NHL programming was confirmed for Xbox 360.

Xbox Music was announced and trailered, which will add 30 million tracks to Xbox 360. It’s out this year. Nike was confirmed as a major partner for Xbox, in a collaboration described as “the future of fitness”. Nike’s Stefan Olander talking about the sports manufacturer’s digital services before announcing Nike+ Kinect Training, a system which provides a “personalised digital training experience”. You get phone updates every time you’re due a workout, and assessments every four weeks. It also hooks you up with like-minded gamers. It’s a retail product: box art was shown.

There was a nice surprise among all the predictability. Xbox Live boss Marc Whitten came out to show Xbox SmartGlass, which hooks up Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices together. You’ll be able to watch a movie on your tablet, then stop watching and start watching again at the same place on your 360. This was an impressive demo. Whitten’s phone and tablet were feeding info on Game of Thrones to him while he watched it on TV, with all devices synched.

Further, Madden was shown being controlled with a tablet, and Halo 4 Waypoint updates were seen being transferred from game to a tablet in real-time. With SmartGlass, you’ll also be able to control the 360 dashboard using your phone.

Internet Explorer was announced for Xbox 360 this year. Whitten controlled it on the screen using his voice through Kinect, playing Flash movies from the internet on his TV.

“This is the web transformed for TV,” he said.

He moved the cursor around on the screen using his phone. You can pinch and zoom on your mobile device. SmartGlass is out this autumn. Windows 8 integration was also confirmed.

Uncharted waters

Then we were back to the games. Crystal Dynamics showed Tomb Raider in playable form. It was “from later in the game,” and showed Lara using cover and her bow and arrow in a firefight. This looked very much influenced by Uncharted.

Lara was trying to find her friend, Sam, running and jumping over slat bridges and using a rope slide. She used flaming arrows to ignite enemies, swapped the bow for a shotgun and performed knife kills. There was a section in fast-flowing water where she had to dodge obstacles as she was pulled down a river.

She eventually parachuted over a cliff and glided through a forest, falling through pine trees in Rambo-esque fashion.

The first piece of Tomb Raider’s DLC will be a 360 exclusive.

Spencer came back out to announce some exclusives. Ascend New Gods from Signal Studios was shown, a fantasy action title in the vein of God of War. LocoCycle from Twisted Pixel, and Matter, from a partnership with Gore Verbinski of Pirates of the Caribbean, will both release next year.

Capcom showed a playable section of Resident Evil 6, with Leon dutifully refusing to abandon survivors and throwing grenades at the horde. The demo culminated with Leon running away while everything blew up, a helictoper crashed and Leon and companion fell into a group of zombies. Something to note: there were a bunch of QTEs in this.

Alex Ruiz from the Xbox Live team showed of Kinect Live title Wreckateer. This was shown in San Francisco earlier this year. You essentially catapult rocks at castles with your arms. It’s fun.

South Park: The RPG was also seen. This is from THQ and Obsidian. There was a trailer and some gameplay. It looked simple and funny, as you’d expect. Trey Parker and Matt Stone came out on stage and ripped the shit out of Microsoft. The crowd liked it a great deal. They said they needed the game to feel as though you were playing in an episode of South Park, so it had to have a “crappy” look. In the game, you’re the new kid in time and are trying to become the fifth boy in the group.

Harmonix announced Dance Central 3. Microsoft managed to get Usher on stage performing a track. He got a big cheer.

Don came back on with a “wow”.

“That was really great,” he said, saying the Microsoft is “ushering” in a new, golden age of entertainment.

The final game was Black Ops II, obviously. Mattrick confirmed that 360 would, again, get exclusive content. A new demo was shown, this time of gameplay. It started in an APC, with protagonist Mason protecting the president. They were driving down an LA freeway when a helicopter got rocketed, someone shouted “holy shit” and everything turned black.

Gameplay included climbing on top of vehicles and using a futuristic heavy machine gun. Chatter included “sitrep” and “RPG”. There was a sniping section involving rounds which could be charged to be powerful enough to shoot through walls.

The freeway collapsed and the demo moved to close combat in buildings and streets. This looked very much like Call of Duty, so worries the future setting would dilute the formula may well be unfounded. The fighting took place around the Staples Center in LA. A building collapsed and the president was rescued. Mason took off in a plane (an “FA38″) and protected the car driving the president, firing rockets and machine guns at enemies.

Hit this for information on the rest of E3′s Monday conferences.

Latest

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

102 Comments

  1. Moonwalker1982

    One thing is for sure people, it’s gonna be alot better and more entertaining than last year.

    Last year the only good thing was Tomb Raider. Furthermore it had MW3 mehhhh, and Kinect nonsense. Now we’ll see…

    Tomb Raider
    Halo 4
    Gears of War: Judgement
    Capcom will show something (resi 6 and/or Lost Planet 3?)
    Square Enix will show something too (unless its Tomb Raider only, could be Hitman as well)

    Alan Wake 2 maybe?

    So sure….most of these are multiplatform, but it will make for a much nicer conference. No doubt we’ll get Kinect too though, there’s no way around that.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    OH FUCKING MAMMY, BRING THE NOISE! Pumped!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    @1
    I actually think this year is gonna be worse (MS Conference). I agree that Tomb Raider was the highlight of their show but it’s because it was a new game (No gameplay was shown before) and it looked awesome. Even if a great new demo gets shown from Tomb Raider or BioShock or Dishonored or etc, it won’t be that fresh since all have shown gameplay footage before.

    Plus MS is really gonna try and hype Kinect as a TV center with Tablet features for Xbox 360 so that even MORE non-gaming stuff will be shown. Gears Judgement is just another Gears. Halo 4 is really predictable and not much can be said.
    Alan Wake 2 is the only thing that could matter to me and even then there aren’t many people that love that game as much.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    I can’t say I have high hopes for this one, having awful flashbacks to those 2 fucking disney kinect kids from last year… eurgh >:(

    I fully expect, as per usual for MS, that the 3rd parties will steal the show at their conference.

    Oh and MS? Once again great job in diversifying your 1st party offerings. Yay, another Halo, Gears, Fable and Forza. Christ, try a little harder, no?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    I reckon it’ll be very similar to last year. CoD, Tomb Raider, etc.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    Pat, I thought you were supposed to be hyping this thing up…?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    No hype whatsoever unless some megaton NEW exclusive comes (not gears of war and halo 4)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    Microsoft, unlike Sony, actually seem to know how to keep things secret until their conference.

    @6 OMGBLOPS2EXCLUSIVEFOOTAGEANDTIMEDEXCLUSIVEDLC11!1!1!1!1

    #8 3 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    Shouldn’t you be working or something…?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. The_Red

    @8
    Couldn’t agree more.
    I really don’t understand why everything from Sony either:
    1) Is revealed by THEMSELVES before E3
    2) Leaked through a really stupid mistake like Big Daddy in Playstation All-star.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @9 Not until the conferences start. I’m not there this year anyway. Got other guys on the show floor.

    @10 It’s been relatively quiet on the spoiler front this year compared to the last few years, honestly, though still embarrassingly full of leaks.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    @6 – Heh. Next year will be different, I think.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    As much as i like halo 4, alan wake 2, another fable ( a good one like 1 and 2), forza motorsport, etc i really hope they have a few surprisses like a new rare game, i hope it is killer instinct or a new banjo, and other suprisses as well, something on the exclusives front, it doesnt matter where they come from, (sony, microsoft and/or nintendo), i love exclusives, they are the main reason for having a console (insert all of them).

    #13 3 years ago
  14. The_Red

    @11
    Yeah, it hasn’t been as bad as the full Last Guardian leak a month before E3. That was the worst one in my humble opinion. Seriously, how do you leak a FULL 3 minute trailer of the first gameplay reveal of one the most anticipated PS3 exclusives ever?

    So far the worst case for Sony’s E3 2012 has been Big Daddy in Sony SBB (Unless Diablo 3 for PS3 is not a baseless rumor).

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 God, I hope we see something on the Last Guardian. PLEASEPLEASPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE!

    #15 3 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    “14 and #15, not to be a prick or anything, but this is a microsoft e3 post, could you talk about that, i got the feeling later you will have the sony post just to talk about the sony tittles, sorry.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @16 Dude, it was a bit of conversation. I’m interested in both.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. manamana

    Microsoft should have the least interresting show of all three, I guess.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    Be good if Phil Harrison turns up.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. The_Red

    @15
    So true. Goddamit what happened to team Ico :(

    @19
    That would be EPIC. Now that I think about it, seeing him on stage would be another way to make MS conference really interesting for me (The other being AW2 reveal).

    #20 3 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    @19:

    Now that would be LOLtastic!

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve just been told that Harrison won’t be on stage.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    Everyone should boycott the MS press conference until they get him presnting the first half an hour…

    #23 3 years ago
  24. DSB

    @22 Awwwww…

    But Paa-aat… I wanna see the cloo-oooown!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    :(

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    I’m sure he’ll be doing teh reel next gen reveal next year.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve embedded the Gamespot stream in the article, so you can watch the conference here.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. daytripper

    I hope it’s great just to piss some of you off

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Annoyinglobster

    I haven’t had a good laugh today, I hope the kinect demo’s help

    #29 3 years ago
  30. daytripper

    @29 the gifs are always great, neogaf always has some of the best Kinect piss take gifs :-)

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    OK. 30 minutes. The liveblog’s active. I am so ready. Readier than ever.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. mojo

    teh youtube link in this article will be live when?

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt

    10 minutes

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Sadismek

    Wow, it seems I’m a bit earlier in the presentation than you guys. Johnny just said Cortana appeares and that happened to me 2 minutes ago… Woo

    EDIT: What the hell, when that guy started speaking arabic, again, Johnny said Mattrick is saying that thing about Xbox uniting all your things in the same place

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Sadismek

    Double post! Sorry.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Gekidami

    “Number one in the US to number one world wide”
    Its always good to open on a lie.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. manamana

    God, Splinter Cell is dead. Fisher is on a Ghost Recon killing spree with a sign here to kill five enemies in a second cakewalk. Absolute letdown imo.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Sadismek

    Damn Splinter Cell looked amazing! The climbing reminded me of Assassin’s Creed. I wonder if this is using AnvilNext. The way he run over obstacles was reminiscent of the ACIII’s gameplay video.

    ^While I agree that there was a tad too much combat for a Splinter Cell, I quite liked what I’ve seen. That red sign over the enemies’ head is bullshit.

    P.S. Why is the site loading so slowly?

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Kona

    I’m sorry but that gameplay and those animations looked like they were taken straight out of Uncharted.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Gekidami

    So thats Gear of War: Judgement. Moving on.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. AHA-Lambda

    fuck this is awful…once again

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    ^ Patcher warned that MS told him this wasnt going to be about the games but the interface and other features. Though its funny they’re name dropping Halo 4 at every occasion, just to make sure the public are still awake.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. absolutezero

    I sure do love all these games Microsoft.

    I don’t think I would have understood TV on the Xbox if it was’nt for that aspirational trailer.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. AHA-Lambda

    I don’t feel well playing my drinking game, everytime they mention entertainment or kienct I need to take a drink =/

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Razor

    MS, what happened. It started so well.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. AHA-Lambda

    Why call it Xbox music if it’s on windows 8? why?!

    #46 3 years ago
  47. absolutezero

    You’ll die!

    #47 3 years ago
  48. Razor

    Get this guy off the stage.

    lol

    #48 3 years ago
  49. absolutezero

    Im watching the fucking TV I don’t want to look at a map for fuck sake.

    “I know you all love cars”

    aha ha ha ha ha

    #49 3 years ago
  50. G1GAHURTZ

    Are you telling me I can control my 360 with my iPad???

    oh my daaaaaays!!!

    #50 3 years ago
  51. absolutezero

    Now thats pretty fucking stunning.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. manamana

    SmartGlass is looking absolutely amazing but why are they spoiling so much of Tomb Raider …

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Ireland Michael

    *falls asleep*

    #53 3 years ago
  54. Patrick Garratt

    Sorry for the formatting on the article. We’re getting hammered. Trying to sort it now.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Edo

    Tomb Raider looks spectacular!!!

    #55 3 years ago
  56. absolutezero

    The pacing off this Resi gameplay is all over the fucking place.

    Quick kill. Quick kill. Escape. Cut-Scene. Sliding. Door. Running away.

    BAM BAM BAM BAM

    Also Grenade indicators, proper third person controls and I dunno. I dunno man.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. MadFingerz

    “IE for your Xbox!” Woot!!

    -_-

    Tomb Raider is looking damn cool indeed.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. Ireland Michael

    Tomb Raider looks phenomenal, but the rest of this is dull as mud.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. Razor

    Erm… Usher?

    #59 3 years ago
  60. Gekidami

    Well at least journos who are there can say they saw a live Usher concert…

    #60 3 years ago
  61. AHA-Lambda

    south park saves the show! :D

    *cue usher*

    FOR FUCK SAKE MICROSOFT!!!!!! ARGHHHHH!!!!!

    #61 3 years ago
  62. pukem0n

    holy crap, why the fuck is Usher performing some crappy song? wtf?? just W.T.F?

    #62 3 years ago
  63. polygem

    halo 4 opening was mindblowing. tomb raider was great. the rest was a huge pile of shit. right now theres usher on the stage. it can only get better. what a douche. not sure if i will survive this…just show more halo. the only reason i got a 360 these days.

    #63 3 years ago
  64. Razor

    Well that was pitiful.

    #64 3 years ago
  65. Da Man

    The bits of TR they showed were boring, obv it’s just for advertising. The rest is rather impressive.

    Halo4 day one.

    #65 3 years ago
  66. absolutezero

    BAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMM

    Inception

    BAAAAAAAAOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM

    Kinect.

    #66 3 years ago
  67. ManuOtaku

    Its already over yet?, darn i was hoping for a new killer instinct, banjo and too human games, and/or more information on alan wake 2, as much as i like halo, forza, tomb raider and gears, they need something new IMHO.
    Hey and the south park game will be awasome.

    #67 3 years ago
  68. absolutezero

    Explosions pew pew pew explosions. Up your arse. Go here use this. Explosions. Pew nyeaworroroeee.

    Revolutions in the campaign. Choice!

    Rappel and shoot the dudes or stand on the bridge and shoot…the…dudes.

    #68 3 years ago
  69. Gekidami

    Its over. Well, two words come to mind:
    “Filler” & “Multiplat”.

    #69 3 years ago
  70. polygem

    halo 4 and tomb raider….anything else i wont need. that was a shit ms e3 presentation! halo 4 looked insaneley awesome though.

    #70 3 years ago
  71. triggerhappy

    All very disappointing apart from Tomb Raider. Even RE6 was a bit meh.

    #71 3 years ago
  72. jdfoster00

    AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL

    #72 3 years ago
  73. lexph3re

    Welp…. That killed my E3 boner

    #73 3 years ago
  74. Froseidon

    I dunno about that conference, I mean, I prefer Xbox above all but that seemed rather abysmal. Gotta admit, Usher didn’t make it better at all.

    The only good parts were (in order):
    - Halo 4
    - Gears of War
    - Splinter Cell
    - Tomb Raider

    The rest was shite if you ask me. I do not give a flying f*** about inter-connectivity to my phone. If I wanted that, I would have gotten a windows phone.

    Also that woman with the Kinect game annoyed the living shit out of me. She was worse than the kids in 2011.

    #74 3 years ago
  75. Erthazus

    GUYS, SELL YOUR PC’s because XBOX 360 HAVE INTERNET EXPLORER NOW!

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

    #75 3 years ago
  76. Da Man

    Methamphetamine is bad. Don’t you ever forget that, kids.

    #76 3 years ago
  77. Ireland Michael

    I love how half those game trailers were half cutscenes.

    #77 3 years ago
  78. Dragon246

    Hooray!!! Now you can use IE on xbox to download firefox for xbox!!!

    #78 3 years ago
  79. Christopher Jack

    Snooze fest, the streaming app intrigues me & I’m ofc interested in Halo 4, but everything else? The fuck?

    #79 3 years ago
  80. Gekidami

    Why happened to the Crytek Kinect game? Considering the amount of barrel scraping MS did, i assume this game is either canned or on hold?

    #80 3 years ago
  81. daytripper

    In terms of gaming announcements that was piss poor, some are of the opinion they are keeping a lot of stuff back for next gen, I am not that confident. For me the reasons to keep a 360 when I have a ps3 and 3DS are diminishing.

    #81 3 years ago
  82. FuriousMachine

    I’m ready to call the E3 winner. Didn’t see Nintendos pre-E3 thingie and, obviously, the other press briefings haven’t even started yet, so on the basis of only having seen the MS presser, I can declare a winner.

    A little bit about me (so you get the context). I’m a 37 year old “core” gamer and own an Xbox 360, a PS3, a PC built for gaming, a Wii (connected but effectively discontinued after I got House of the Dead: Overkill for the PS3 with a Move-gun), a PS2 (basement) and an original Xbox (also basement).

    I suffer from shooter-fatigue (FPS and 3PS) so the bookending of Halo 4 and BLOPS2 gave me nothing. GoW:Judgement also failed to inspire as I’m still trying to get through GoW2. Resi 6 seemed to take the series into the action/shooter range where any sense of suspense seems to have been replaced by action set-pieces/cutscenes and QTEs. No biggie, the only Resi title I actually ever played was Resi 4 on the Wii, so I’m not heavily invested.

    Furthermore, I live in Norway and have a Kinect that is gathering dust due to the fact that my living room is too small. The Nyko add-on helps a bit with the Golf on Kinect Sports 2, but everything requiring any sort of precision is out the window. I have yet to be able to start Gunstringer because it’s impossible with the lack of precision Nyko brings to the table. Additionally, no voice recognition (I speak English quite well and with a solid American accent to boot, I am told, but alas, I’m not allowed to converse with my XBox until it understands my native language which I loathe to use with my games and other software anyway).

    The cool new apps? Not available in Norway and probably won’t be for quite some time.

    So, Kinect and Apps: Does not apply.

    Smart Glass and IE: Potential! As long as web-browsing can be done with Smart Glass alone (not sure, streaming died at that point) and isn’t reliant on Kinect Voice Recognition, that’s cool. Smart Glass could, with proper implementation, make Nintendo look a bit silly with their proprietary tablet-controller, as the potential here is to make any tablet and smartphone just as powerful. Will it, though? Probably not. When did they first start touting Live Anywhere (which this effectively is)? 5 years ago?

    The new IPs could be fun, but didn’t really excite. I was reminded of Ryse. Trot out a new IP and never hear from it again (until next-gen, possibly?)

    The new Tomb Raider and Splinter Cell looked good! Some excitement there for me! (But where’s Ironside?!)

    So all in all, close to 90 minutes that for me and my gaming profile made me question my Xbox future. Thankfully, there’s plenty of Xbox history yet to be enjoyed. As soon as I hit “Post Comment” I will dive into Lost Odyssey.

    So why am I willing to declare this an E3 winner?
    Trey Parker & Matt Stone

    All your arguments are invalid :-D

    #82 3 years ago
  83. manamana

    Yes, its confirmed: Microsoft only has Halo4 as a game and SmartGlass as a gimmick. What a letdown. The rest is up to Sony now.

    #83 3 years ago
  84. Monk

    ” Hooray!!! Now you can use IE on xbox to download firefox for xbox!!!

    Craaaaaaaaaaaaaap, that`s awesome :D.
    Really, what a crap conference that Halo which
    I don`t really like, save it for a little, TR and
    RE is not exclusive so whatever !

    #84 3 years ago
  85. OlderGamer

    Meh. More shooting, there is a shocker.

    I am guessing if you went into this a MS fan, nothing changed. And if you tend to like other things, you still do. Is the TR game exclusive? And how exciting to have Kinect do more, ‘eh? I kid. IE thing could be nice, we will see what kind of choping they have to do to it(But kind of confirms IE for Next gen too). More service choices for XBL is a good thing too, paying for each service, not so much. But hey thats the way it works.

    Next.

    #85 3 years ago
  86. G1GAHURTZ

    xbox-glass looked cool!

    #86 3 years ago
  87. Erthazus

    @85,
    Tomb Raider is not exclusive of course.

    #87 3 years ago
  88. Gekidami

    @81
    We’ve heard that kind of wishful thinking in the past already. I remember their E3 about 2 years ago where the excuse was “They dont announce games long before they come out”. Yet throughout the year up in till the next E3, nothing. And last years E3 they announced stuff that has still yet to see the light of day. So MS apparently ‘holding back’ for the next gen? Yeah, i dont really buy it.

    I think the real horror of all of this is that outside of E3, MS really dont announce games. Unlike Sony, they dont hold random events throughout the year where they invite the press to see a new games. So this is pretty much every exclusive for the remainder of 2012 and a good part of 2013; Gears of War: Judgement, Halo 4 (which they announced a year ago), three other IP’s that by all accounts sound like they’re going to be Live games, and Live games.

    Theres no real point in even acting surprised, fact is, this is been par for the course with the 360 for at least the last 3 years now.

    #88 3 years ago
  89. Da Man

    Fact is: the video games I like are good, the ones I dislike are bad.

    Is angry video game nerd posting on vg247?

    #89 3 years ago
  90. Patrick Garratt

    OK. We’re approaching normal service again. Sorry for the slowness. We’re getting absolutely battered. This article’s been edited now. Still working on it, though.

    #90 3 years ago
  91. Lewis247

    Halo 4 demo was a total treat, I want it so bad! Tomb raider looks absolutely stunning, can’t wait.

    I thought to myself ok, kinect stuff isn’t interesting but nothing TOO embarassing so far… Then, Usher came on.

    NOOOOOOO.JPG

    They just had to ruin everything.

    #91 3 years ago
  92. Ireland Michael

    @91 It wouldn’t have been so bad if he had been able to dance…

    …or sing.

    #92 3 years ago
  93. Dragon246

    We have at least now have an unanimous winner for the coveted “Wooden spoon” of E3.

    #93 3 years ago
  94. polygem

    @91: i´d sign that.
    @92: LOL. indeed.

    #94 3 years ago
  95. Dragon246

    “even swear at the referee”
    And get red carded for free. A really well thought implementation of kinect I must say.
    “Only the best games are on Xbox”
    Looks like the only time in this conference he forgot about kinect.
    “This will be the biggest year for games on Xbox”
    Yeah sure. This is better than NO games at all. Sony and nintendo fans would vandalise their conference if their show was this piss-poor.

    #95 3 years ago
  96. Dimaco

    Hell, didn’t watch the whole thing, but from the comments it looks like this wasn’t exactly a big deal… can’t wait to see what Sony comes up with now!

    #96 3 years ago
  97. daytripper

    @88 I am surprised actually, a little, I expected one full retail big game to be announced but more fool me I suppose. I honestly believe they wont announce a new system next year, I think they will milk this kinect/apps/give em a halo,gears,fable,forza for 360 route for as long as possible.

    #97 3 years ago
  98. polygem

    @97: yea, but i really doubt they´ll get away with it again next year. halo 4 is amazing. that saved their butts. but next year they have to show next gen halo´s, gears´,forzas´ etc… or they will get lynch mobbed….

    #98 3 years ago
  99. daytripper

    @98 I think you will get a forza 5 on 360, gears on 360, halo dlc on 360. Dunno, I am not as passionate as I once was about games, something is missing, would love either ms, sony or nintendo to give me that passion back.

    Must say Halo4 looked good and some of the third party stuff was good, Tomb Raider especially (she looks like Cheryl Cole yum) but nothing to make me really excited.

    #99 3 years ago
  100. polygem

    yep. same here. the magic is gone.

    #100 3 years ago
  101. OlderGamer

    @99 and 100

    I told you it would happen ;)

    Actualy I bet it is just fatigue. This gen has dragged on for what seems like forever. And even the biggest IPs feel stale. For the record, I wouldn’t be amazed if MS held on to this gen one more year. If Sony decides to push cloud and sit tight. I doubt MS will make a move forward. The platform holders like the long gen cycles. It means cheaper hardware, more bundle options, more pub fees, and more focus on services.

    And no one to show them up and upstage them.

    Xcept if WiiU does fly off the shelf. Or PC market continues to really grow.

    I expect MS to bring out new hardware next year. I just wouldn’t be blown away if they didn’t.

    #101 3 years ago
  102. daytripper

    I think the E3 comment sections today so far has been good, people expressing opinions without much petty insults.

    #102 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]