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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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    Nintendo has released update hardware life to date sales figures. According to figures released in Nintendo’s latest financial briefing, the 3DS has sold over 50 million units, and spawned 215 million software sales. The poor old Wii U is still languishing at under 10 million hardware sales, with 52 million software sales to its name. […]

  • Destiny heavy ammo bug to be fixed, probably won’t break everything else

    Praise the Sunbro, Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny. If Destiny has one bug that has gone too long unresolved, it’s the heavy ammo issue. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armour that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit […]

  • MLB 15 The Show continues year-to-year saves, has real time sun and shadows

    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]