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Nuketown to return as limited edition offering in Black Ops II

Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:07 GMT By Matt Williams

The popular Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer map Nuketown will be returning in this year’s Black Ops II with a futuristic appearance, as a limited edition inclusion.

Based on information obtained, apparently on display at Irish retailer Xtravision, the map has been “re-imagined for the future” and will be called Nuketown 2025 this time around. The map is described as “the biggest incentive in Call of Duty history” and is listed as part of a “limited edition pack”.

Pre-order it now.

Thanks, IGN.

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38 Comments

  1. Ireland Michael

    “Pay more for our new game, get rehashed content from the last one!”

    Seriously? Fuck off.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lewis247

    Arseholes.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    @1 Kinda like the Battlefield 3 preorder.

    Trololol.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @3 Never said that was much better.

    But at least that was four maps, not one.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    @4 Nah, I agree. Even as an avid CoD player, I never found the DLC to be worth jack. The new/old maps actually made MW2 a lot less fun than it was.

    But that’s the sport of the industry right now. Sell as little as possible for as much as possible. ’tis the season to rip people off.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. JeRicHoOL

    Where the hell is the problem with bringing back 1 of the best maps in Black Ops? Is it because it’s used to promote the Limited Edition which will probably cost a few bucks more than the normal one? It’s not like anyone is forced to buy it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ Ignore him, Jerichool.

    1. Before reading this article, he almost certainly didn’t even know what Nuketown was, let alone why people would want to play it.

    2. He’s so completely useless at FPSs, that he’d get absolutely slaughtered if he ever ended up playing on that map.

    3. He’s a troll.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    @6 Of course not. Doesn’t make it any less lazy.

    @7 1) I’ve played it. I know it. It’s a small, uninspired clusterfuck of a map with a bunch of uninspired Easter Eggs.

    2) Ad hominem is ad hominem.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    1. You played it?

    Yeah, when?

    Today, probably… So you could write “I’ve played it”.

    Or is it the case that the guy who “didn’t touch CoD after playing the No Russian level” is just plain lying…?

    2. Whatever you say on the subject of CoD is completely meaningless, since you clearly have emotional issues related to the game. In that it’s popularity causes you large levels of insecurity, due to it’s necessary implication that you are unable to understand the essence of a good game.

    This clearly creates an overwhelming and uncontrollable desire in you to troll as many CoD articles as possible, in a futile attempt at self deception, to make yourself feel a little bit better.

    In reality, all you’re doing is spitting into the wind.

    Have a nice time playing Black Ops 2.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. JeRicHoOL

    How is it lazy when they give the fans what they want? Nuketown is just an additional map. I’m pretty sure Treyarch will include more than enough new innovations to fresh up the franchise. And who are you or anyone else to judge their work/”lazyness”. No one here exactly knows what they do and how much time and effort they put into it. If you won’t like the outcome (BO2) then just stay away from it. It’s not difficult.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    If you won’t like the outcome (BO2) then just stay away from it. It’s not difficult.

    It is for someone with emotional issues.

    You’re doing this all wrong, anyway, Jerichool.

    You can’t use logic and reason with this guy. He’ll only end up calling you all manner of expletives, once he starts to get a whiff of his own ignorance.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @9 Back when the game original came out.

    @10 A consumer, just like everyone else. And as a consumer, it’s entirely my place to judge the quality of the media I’m offered.

    “No one here exactly knows what they do and how much time and effort they put into it.”

    Odd remark. Each developer works on the next Call of Duty game on a roughly two year development cycle. By the time the current title is out, the next one is already about a year in development.

    “If you won’t like the outcome (BO2) then just stay away from it. It’s not difficult.”

    Not really understanding this remark. I won’t be able to make a call on the “outcome” of the game until its actually released.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. drewbles82

    I wouldnt mind so much if they used maps like tracks for Rock band where you can export them to the latest game. I might actually buy them that way cuz i know id get more use out of them but as a casual player no point when a new game comes out every yr.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    @12:

    I highly doubt that, but…

    Even if it’s true, that only serves to prove your hipocrisy, even more so. Continually slagging off a game, claimimg not to play it, claiming it’s the exact same game over and over again, then proceeding to play it’s sequel.

    No that would be alarmingly hypocritical.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    Right now MS are trying to secure exclusive rights, so that ps3 users have to wait 30 days after launch for this map.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    @14 I honestly couldn’t give a flying toss one way or the other if you don’t believe me. I have better things to do than lie, on the Internet of all places.

    “Even if it’s true, that only serves to prove your hipocrisy, even more so. Continually slagging off a game, claimimg not to play it, claiming it’s the exact same game over and over again, then proceeding to play it’s sequel.”

    1) I’ve never claims to not play Call of Duty. I’ve played them all.

    2) A person can’t judge the final quality of a product without actually playing it. We can make assumptions, but that’s all.

    3) Your entire argument is a logical fallacy, mainly on the grounds that I’ve enjoyed numerous CoD games in the past. There is plenty of chance that this could be the best title in the series to date, for all we know. A game has plenty of potential to expand on an already solid formula, as long as it isn’t afraid to grow in the process.

    For all we know, this could be that Call of Duty.

    There’s no hypocrisy in my statement beyond that which you are so frivolously attempting to cling at, through some exceptionally circumstantial logic.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    Nuketown is a horrible map. It does not require any skill at all.

    It’s just a clusterfuck or a place for EXP farming. That’s it. The only reason why it was popular is because of easter egg.

    P.S. Not to mention that Call Of duty games have horrible loading times, with map such as this that provides 2-4 minutes of gameplay is atrocious.

    Activision is so generous.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    1. “I’ve never claims not to play Call of Duty. I’ve played them all.

    You’re losing it, O’Connor. You blatantly did:

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/06/13/attempted-rape-scene-in-tomb-raider-is-no-longer-referred-to-as-such/#comment-382313

    LIES, LIES, LIES!!!

    2. All you ever do is slag CoD off and troll any article or forum thread related to it. I think it’s obvious to any impartial observer with a brain that you’ve already made you’re mind up about the franchise.

    3. I don’t care if you enjoyed CoD2, CoD4, The Big Red One, or anything else. You’ve been trolling CoD since MW2.

    Since MW2, through Black Ops, MW3, and now leading up to Black Ops 2.

    Any sane person would have realised that the developers have absolutely ZERO intention of changing the game to your liking by now.

    4. So now you’re a proven hypocrite, and a liar!

    #18 3 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    @17:

    Whether you need skill or not to play on the map is irrelevant. The fact is, it’s probably the most popular map from Black Ops.

    Is it because of easy XP? Of course!

    And this is a bonus map for an LE so that people who choose to buy it can probably use it to increase their rank quicker than those who don’t.

    It’s much more of an incentive to get the LE than a different cammo for a gun, or a “founder status” graphic in the lobby.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    @1
    I know right! They’re almost as bad as Nintendo with Mario. Almost.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @19, there is nothing more generous in that LE than a cammo for a gun because that map is probably going to be included in some 15 bucks DLC and if you are a hardcore Call Of Duty player you will still get that map pack no matter what.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    @21:

    I didn’t say anything about generosity.

    I simply said that people would be more interested in getting a map than a gun cammo, because they can probably use the map to get XP quicker than those who don’t. Thus helping them to prestige quicker.

    We don’t know for certain if the map will be available to those without the LE at a later stage, but what we do know is that Elite members get all DLC, anyway. Which makes it highly doubtful that the map will be made available to all, or there would be no reason to get the LE if you’re already an Elite member.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. daytripper

    I wish they would hold off the yearly releases and take time to really improve what is for me at the moment anyway, a very boring and unsatised experience in single player and multiplayer. Would like to see them hold off a couple of years and take time in making a new title for the next systems with a lot of improvements.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Fin

    @17

    Still played it for 500 hours though, yeah?

    @23

    Call of Duty’s development cycle is 24 months, pretty much the industry standard (excluding R*, Blizzard, Valve, Nintendo).

    #24 3 years ago
  25. daytripper

    @24 I meant each team that works on the franchise, the series needs more work than a couple of years in my opinion.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. DSB

    @15 I think your fanboy paranoia is getting the better of you there. PC gamers usually have to wait 30 days too :P

    #26 3 years ago
  27. G1GAHURTZ

    @25:

    Looks like the next CoD after Black Ops 2 will be next gen, so expect a lot of changes.

    On a side(ish) note:

    I wonder how many VG247 members have ever complained about CS:GO, or the fact that it still has Dust, a 12 year old map…

    Probably a big fat zero.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    @27, CS:Go is great and don’t compare legendary CS map that is famous for cybersport gaming (and famous for being the easiest map for new players) with small clusterfuckness for farming.

    There is a difference.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @27
    “Looks like the next CoD after Black Ops 2 will be next gen, so expect a lot of changes.”

    Link? I doubt they will be rolling out with a new engine or game mechanics especially within a year. Not only that putting a game on a console with a very small install base unless they put it on all current system plus what ever system releases next November if that is the case then yeah don’t expect anything changing.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. M. K.

    Great news! Looking forward to it.

    /e: “New” CoD next year? Yeah of course and what’s the plattform, PC? xD

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @29,
    I will be blown away if they are going to change the engine. They never changed it since the first Call Of Duty.

    with every release they just updated it with few belts and whistles and called it a day.

    and i’m not really sure that they Can change it because the basic shooting mechanics from “Quake 3 arena” which were created in Id software requires a talent in which both IW and Treyarch lack in engineering and design.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31

    As will I especially since it takes at least 3 years to develop an engine unless they are using a known engine like Unreal 3 even then it takes time to get use to using that engine and modifying it to do what you want which can take 2-3 years which would be against Activision’s business model.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. G1GAHURTZ

    @29:

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/05/28/infinity-ward-working-on-exciting-unannounced-title-for-next-gen-consoles/

    Don’t forget that each team takes 2 years per CoD. Not only that, but you’re almost guaranteed that MS and possibly Sony approached them to start working on something since at least 2011. (xbox720 doc was from 2010)

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight

    @33

    I stand by my comment they may be working on a next gen game but that doesn’t mean anything other than that it will be the same engine and mechanics only on a newer system. 2 years is not enough to develop a game while fudging with a new engine. Not unles they are starting to make COD for next gen but it won’t release for next for awhile plus as I said selling on a small install base would be moronic. Every developer can tell you that.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    @28:

    I’m sure that loads of people enjoy Dust.

    My point is that it’s 12 years old. People have been playing it for 12 years, and it’s due to be re-released in CS:GO.

    Still, nobody complains.

    A version of CoD has a map, which is less than 2 years old, and silly trolls are all like: ‘THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! I’VE PLAYED THIS MAP ONCE BEFORE!!!’

    Why the double standards…?

    #35 3 years ago
  36. G1GAHURTZ

    @34:

    Well, tbh, I always thought that the next gen would be the post IW (the original IW) CoD’s make or break time.

    Obviously, CoD fans have proven that they are happy to play new versions of the same basic formula. The difficulty comes when every other developer around you is moving forward with a next gen engine and next gen features, but your entire business model is set up to re-skin and refresh last years version of a franchise.

    I say that I expect something different, and I do. I basically expect a similar transition between gens that Halo went through from the xbox to the 360.

    Pretty much the same mechanics and gameplay, with updated visuals, and a few extra “belts and whistles” (lol!) added on.

    I’m personally expecting Respawn to step in here and show Acti what they lost.

    They almost certainly have been working on a next gen engine for a few good years now, and I’m sure that they don’t need need any extra incentive to sink CoD into the ground other than what happened between them and Acti.

    On top of that, I’m sure that EA will have given them the largest R&D budget they’ve ever seen.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. OrbitMonkey

    @26, filthy pc hackers should be made to wait 60 days for dlc!! Not like they would pay for it anyway, the shameless pirates!! :-P

    #37 3 years ago
  38. JeRicHoOL

    I can just speak for myself but the reason I like Nuketown is because I don’t have to run far to face an enemy. It’s the fast action I love about these kind of maps.

    #38 3 years ago

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    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]