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The Walking Dead action-FPS in the works from Activision

Friday, 6 July 2012 18:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Activision has announced a FPS based on The Walking Dead series airing on AMC is in development from Terminal Reality.

The game will tell the story of Daryl Dixon and his brother Merle on who are on a “haunting, unforgiving quest to make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta.”

Players will control Daryl while avoiding zombies that hunt using sight, sound and smell. You can choose to fight them or avoid them.

“No place is truly safe for Daryl as he makes his way through the Georgia countryside in this new, post-apocalyptic world,” said Activision.

Supplies will be scarce and players will need to manage resources. Many other characters from the series will be encountered as well. They can even choose to follow Daryl if the player desires.

The Walking Dead will hit stores in 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

A video for it is through the link below.

Thanks, IGN.

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41 Comments

  1. absolutezero

    no.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OrbitMonkey

    Took them long enough. Needs a 4 player co-op mode please.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    Not sure if want. I’m sure the 27 seconds of Star Wars Kinect that Terminal Reality worked on was alright…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    Well, Terminal Reality did a great job on Kinect Star Wars……

    ….

    ….

    ….

    Right! Right?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. daytripper

    No

    #5 3 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    You would think they would have learnt from Road to Fiddler’s Green but I guess not.

    Really the Telltale games might not be to everyones tastes but at least they reflect the source material a little better than the TV series and a Goddamn FPS.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Colin Gallacher

    *racism debate imminent*

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    Racism debate?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. hives

    “…based on The Walking Dead series airing on AMC” – nope, thanks.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Edo

    Yeah….NO.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Colin Gallacher

    @8 Merle is quite the racist

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Sorry but I have read all of the comics of the series and what AMC has done with the show is far better than the comic. THe writers of the comic have no character development every single person is just a template that happens to be there.

    After watching the 2 seasons of the show and despising the last season I went and got all of the comics and read them. What the comic had done is made me appreciate the show even more.

    Tell Tale games of Walking Dead is closer to the show than it is the comics. The writer of the comic doesn’t know about pacing and drama.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Christopher Jack

    I hope it can turn out good but am extremely doubtful.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @13

    Very doubtful they picked two characters that you can make an action game with especially since they are foul-mouthed bad asses.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    The show is filled with pointless filler characters. They took characters present in the source and changed them to such a degree that they are the same only in name.

    Take Amanda for example. I could not care less about your thoughts on the actual quality of the source material thats your own opinion but the TV series has taken so many stupid leaps its pretty fucking terrible.

    Tell me whats the purpose of the redneck is? Or the fat black guy? Theres a perfectly good African American character in the comic book that gets close to Rick. Why not just bring him in?

    Nah its utter trash. The guy that wrote The Walking Dead has also proven he can turn his hand to more traditional comic book staples like superheroes, he wrote Invincible. (which completely lacks character progression blah blah blah).

    No.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    “Players will control Daryl while avoiding zombies that hunt using sight, sound and smell. You can choose to fight them or avoid them”

    I hope they handle this feature well in the game and for that, this will end up being a surprise hit like the telltale games, before it, but this is activision who we are talking here, therefore i dont know what to expect, colour me doubting here.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    @15

    Not going to get in an argument with you about which is better. I have read the entire series and I enjoy the show much more.

    You can complain all you like but without the show the comic wouldn’t be getting as much popularity. And Tell Tale games version wouldn’t even be made without the show.

    The writers are also the ones that oversee what the show does give the OK for the changes.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. absolutezero

    Without the original work being as popular as it was there would have been no show. Then no game, which is based on Adlard’s style and the more slow sombre pacing and mood of the comic.

    I also somehow doubt that Kirkman has all that much input into what the writers of the series come up with, very few creators have that much control when its handed over for syndication.

    While the comic had periods of quiet and then massive burst of violence, the series is almost constantly hysterical. In a series that prided itself on being a little different from most of the movie zombie canon and making the best out of its medium the TV series falls into almost every single last generic trap.

    Although there are people that prefer Aliens to Alien and Predator 2 over the first. God speed.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    @18

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211/fullcredits#cast

    He and Adlard are writers of all 20 episodes. SO it discredits your point especially with interviews of Kirkland promoting the show. Along with Robert Kirkman being the executive producer ie the one that calls the shots with the show.

    “When you think about The Walking Dead comic series, you think about oh, the stuff they with did the Governor, the stuff they did with the prison and Woodbury and Michonne. And that’s really a lot of the stuff that people remember the story for and that’s stuff we haven’t even gotten to in the TV show yet. So as much as people love the show, and as high as the ratings are, and as cool as the show is, I feel like we haven’t even gotten to the good stuff yet. This season is absolutely going to blow people away.” ~ Kirkman

    http://screenrant.com/walking-dead-season-3-production-kirkman-yman-170068/

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Maximum Payne

    This should be TPS with some moral choices , but its to much to ask from Activision.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    Yeah… no.

    We already have a perfectly serviceable Walking Dead game already, thanks Activision. Go back to Call of Duty please.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Moans that Activision only do Call of Duty, moans when Activision do something else…

    At least your consistent :-P

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OwningXylophone

    @ Pheonix

    Have a look at what IMDB catagorise as ‘writer’, Kirkman is listed against all episodes there because he wrote the comic this was adapted from, he actually only has writing credits against 3 episodes in series 1 & 2 combined. As you can see here

    I’m not knocking the TV series, it’s good, but the comics are better. Plus don’t you think Kirkman HAS to say that PR bull in interviews? He’s not going to say “The TV series is shit, read my comics instead” when being interviewed about it is he?

    On topic, Walking Dead FPS? Totally not needed.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    ” Kirkman HAS to say that PR bull in interviews? He’s not going to say “The TV series is shit, read my comics instead” when being interviewed about it is he?”

    There have been plenty of times that an original creator has spoken against the Movie or TV series.

    “Have a look at what IMDB catagorise as ‘writer’, Kirkman is listed against all episodes there because he wrote the comic this was adapted from, he actually only has writing credits against 3 episodes in series 1 & 2 combined. ”

    Even so he is still the executive producer. Which is the one that is in charge of the overall production of the show.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. OwningXylophone

    @Phoenix

    As I said, I enjoy the TV show but prefer the comics. I was just correcting your point that Kirkman wrote every episode… Simply not true.

    Also, executive producers tend to have little to no input, they are just a name attached to a project. Description of an TV executive producer lifted straight from Wikipedia:-

    “A television show may credit many executive producers. It may be a situation not unlike the one described above for motion pictures: someone with previous involvement with a particular work, a project’s financier, or someone in control of the business aspect of production. Sometimes, this title is conferred upon a celebrity or notable creator who has lent his or her name to a project to boost its prestige or credibility, as a recognition of newly-acquired industry status, or as a perk to the show’s main star or creative force.”

    So no, he is not in ‘overall charge’ either.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    Yeah, Kirkman proves you wrong.

    http://www.welovecult.com/2012/featured/interview-robert-kirkman-talks-about-the-walking-dead-continuity-and-atom-eve/

    “I think that one of my main jobs on the Walking Dead show is to protect the show for the fans. I think that the fans of the comic book series have made the show possible. I think that the comic wouldn’t have become as popular as it’s become and would never have been made into a show if it wasn’t for them, and I think that I have to honor their devotion to the Walking Dead, which is a great thing that, you know, benefits me well and keeps my children fed.

    So yeah, if they were suggesting anything that I thought was going to hurt the integrity of the Walking Dead, or something that would definitely piss off fans, I would step in. Luckily, I haven’t had to do that yet.”~ Kirkman

    SO you can believe whatever fairy tale you want but Kirkman says right there that he would stop the writers if something didn’t jive with him.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OwningXylophone

    @Phoenix

    Fair enough, unlike somebody, I’ll admit I was wrong on that one. Executive producers usually have very little to do with anything. Although by what he says there he is not in ‘overall control’, but just gets a final approval, I’d say there is a difference there.

    Also, again Kirkman proves me wrong???? Pray tell, when did he first prove me wrong?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @27 Typo which I have fixed. My bad.

    “Although by what he says there he is not in ‘overall control’, but just gets a final approval, I’d say there is a difference there.”

    Thats the entire point of absolutezero’s argument. Kirkman is the one that Oks the stuff he doesn’t like about the show.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    @22 I’ve never moaned about them solely doing Call of Duty. I’ve moaned about them rehashing the same formula over and over and over again for years on end.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. DSB

    @29 But people obviously love that. Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Battlefield.

    Is it because it’s a formula that you don’t personally like perchance?

    #30 3 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    My entire point was that I dislike the changes that they made from comic to TV series. If Kirkman ok’d the changes then Kirkman ok’d the changes. Im ok with that, it however does not mean that I have to like what he ok’d.

    I don’t think im all that alone, actuall from reading the BD articles about the show I know im not the only one. I was one of those ground swell fans he was talking about, I was stupidly excited when the show was announced. It could have been something different, something special. Its not though, its not even as if it has the same calibur of acting in something like Game of Thrones either.

    I personally dislike it for reasons stated. You like it for reasons stated. Thats ok. Its ok. There there.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    lol. Activision is still trying.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. alimokrane

    NO, no , nooooooooooooooo!!!

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Ireland Michael

    @30 I enjoy shooters just as much as any genre.

    This is Activision. Their games are universally amateurish, almost every last one of them.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. DSB

    @34 So in other words, yes :D

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    @35 No.

    I have no problem with the concept or idea. My problem is with the publisher mandating its creation and the general quality of their games.

    Minimum budget, minimum effort, maximum profit. They have absolutely no interest in the craftsmanship or quality of the products they make. They are utterly soulless, and completely devoid of creativity.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Phoenixblight

    “Minimum budget”

    I dunno about that 200 million for marketing doesn’t seem like a minimum budget.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. DSB

    @36 But all publishers do that.

    I haven’t seen any evidence that Activision have been giving Infinity Ward or Treyarch less than big budgets to make their games.

    According to the LA times they got between 40-50 million to make Modern Warfare 2, excluding the marketing.

    I’m sure you’re familiar enough with the industry to know that that’s quite a purse. Most AAA games cost around 20-30 million. You have to go all the way to Red Dead Redemption or GTA IV or the MMO space to find ones that go above that, and they also take twice the time to make.

    I can’t say whether Infinity Ward or Treyarch put minimum effort into their games. And neither can you. I would think that Activision would find a way to cut their pay if they were total slackers though.

    “They are utterly soulless, and completely devoid of creativity.”

    Right. You don’t like them. That was my point.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    @37 I’m talking about the budget for the actual development of their games. Advertising is a whole other story. Activision releases more than Call of Duty, as easy as it is to forget that fact. I’m talking about those games just as much.

    @38 If you think all publishers are like that, you have a very jaded view of gaming. I find a lot of them do actual care about helping developers put together a quality experience to the best of their ability.

    Call of Duty is the one rare exception when it comes to budget, for pretty obvious reasons.

    “Right. You don’t like them. That was my point.”

    No. The games they publish just tend to be universally crap.

    If they release what I consider a good game, I’ll bloody enjoy it. Prototype had plenty of flaws, but damn if it wasn’t some really well realised escapism.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. TheWulf

    Yawn.

    The Walking Dead is about the stories that happen between people in a zombie apocalypse. It’s not about testosterone-addled fuckups swinging their overcompensating ‘manly’ guns around. Wrong IP. Take that imbecilic nonsense elsewhere, please.

    Leave the making of actually really quite good Walking Dead games to Telltale, because they fully understand what the genre is about.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. DSB

    @39 I think publisher meddling is pretty well documented across the board. From Metacritic bonuses, to not wanting to insult China, I think it would be very naive to think that someone under a major publisher can just choose what game they want to make, with absolutely no restrictions put on their creative vision.

    They don’t even let their developers talk to the press without a PR rep present. That’s East Germany.

    I think the products themselves are a testament to that. Look at the way it was when publishers didn’t have this kind of power in the 90′s, and the way it is now. Hell, just compare indies to AAA. I think it’s pretty obvious.

    All in all, I think Homefront made it pretty clear that you don’t just up and make a Call of Duty. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.

    #41 3 years ago

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    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]