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Prison Architect to tackle complex social issues

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 08:49 GMT By Stace Harman

Introversion’s Chris Delay, the man behind management sim Prison Architect, has told Eurogamer that the title will deal with “a lot of the issues that occur in prisons,” but that he’s currently undecided whether its themes will encompass sexual assault.

Chris Delay of UK indie Introversion has expressed the team’s intention to tackle complex social issues with its upcoming management sim, Prison Architect.

“We didn’t want to pick a tough topic like prisons and just make something completely cursory and surface level stupid,” Delay told Eurogamer.

“We wanted to do it properly. It is a game and there are concessions to it being a game. We’re not out to make an experience that’s utterly horrific to play. We’re not aiming to make the player deeply uncomfortable.”

This balancing act means that while topics such as violence, verbal bullying and trading in contraband will certainly feature in the game, the decision of whether to include any reference to sexual assault inside the prison is yet to be taken.

“I will tell you we don’t have that occurring anywhere in the game currently,” Delay stated, then added: “It might be a step too far. It might be too much. But that said, I don’t know. I haven’t made the final decision on that.”

Despite the recent furore caused by the perceived threat of sexual assault in Crystal Dynamics’ E3 Tomb Raider showing, Delay believes that games can tackle controversial real-world themes and so racism and racial tension will feature in Prison Architect.

“Race is in the game and will be [a part of] the game,” Delay confirmed. “Race is going to be a causal factor in a lot of other things. The most obvious one is gang alignment. A lot of gangs are founded on racial terms. It’s one particular race in one particular gang.

“It’ll be interesting to see what the response is to that. We’re treading so far into a zone that’s difficult to deal with without offending people.”

Delay went on to explain that sensitive issues shouldn’t be avoided by video games, but conceded that they must be dealt with in the right way.

“There’s no reason why games can’t deal with much more serious topics,” Delay said. “It’s much harder. I’m very conscious of the fact you can’t just trivially deal with issues like rape or race. You have to consider what it is you want to put in. It just makes it a lot harder.”

“They’re very difficult questions that will probably only be resolved by extremely talented writers getting involved and figuring out how to meld that craft with video games.”

Prison Architect is currently in development by Introversion, the developer responsible for Defcon, Uplink and Darwinia. The game is intended to launch later this year for PC.

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20 Comments

  1. roadkill

    Are you kidding me? If you’re going to do this go all the way man! Have some f**king b***z!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. sh4dow

    At first, I felt it sounded interesting but then… “We’re not aiming to make the player deeply uncomfortable.”

    A game tackling such an issue but then not daring to show the harsh reality… I think that’s worse than just some mindless FPS.
    But I sure hope that gamers will at least be confronted with “consequences” that will make it hard to laugh at e.g. some guy getting beaten up repeatedly.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    @1,2 What a load of nonsense. There are lots of games that feature prisons but don’t feature rape.

    I’m sure you can find that in other places.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. roadkill

    @3 But this game features a prison as it’s main character. It should have all the elements of a real prison. If I want my prisoners to rape each other, I should be able to make it happen. If I want them to kill each other, I should be able to make it happen. And so on.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    @4 So you don’t want an actual prison, you want a serbian rape prison with you as the director.

    I still don’t see why anyone would cater to that.

    Rape is always going to be a factor when you keep men close together with no female contact, but as anyone who’s actually been to prison will tell you, it’s vastly exagerated for shock effect in fiction.

    I had a friend who went to prison in Portugal (which felt like a banana republic when I visited it) and he told me he was basically trembling every time he had to take a shower. Until one of the other inmates walked up to him and told him it was mostly just a myth, and that he should watch less TV.

    Unless it’s an actual factor in the gameplay, I don’t see the point. Is the psyche of these inmates accurately simulated? In that case, rape would be a factor. Otherwise it’s just another form of assault, and you already have physical violence and death, so what’s the point, aside from perverse gratification?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Puggy

    Aw not again. didn’t we have that rape scene thing with Tomb Raider some weeks ago?

    You see, every time when I read “gay love” or “rape scene” in a news post about a game, I somehow have to think of cheap way to market your game.

    I have to agree with DSB though, as in where is the fascination of having your people rape each other? It does not add any kind of gameplay element in my eyes, and if it is just about seeing men being forced into sex, I am sure there are other sources to satisfy that need.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Red

    Hopefully in the near future journalists stop being soccer-moms and hate groups and start supporting games that try to tackle such darker themes. Whether they are in blockbuster big budget titles like Tomb Raider or small indie gems like Prison Architect.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    @7: Yep. I’m very disappointed to see that there doesn’t seem to be even one article written about Spec Ops: The Line. That’s probably the most important game of the year and no one is writing about it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. The_Red

    @8
    I’ve heard really good things about it but hasn’t had the chance to try it. It’s indeed disappointing. When a super popular title like TR even attempts to suggest a disturbing but real thing, it’s attacked from all sides and then when a game fully touches on darker subjects with full care (LA Noire and hopefully Spec Ops The Line) nobody pays attention.

    They say gamers have to grow up and while that is definitely true, I also think that the journalists have to grow up to and stop doing things that belong to Fox News.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    Whether those games are truly profound or not is still highly disputed.

    It’s every bit as nonsensical to critisize a game for not including rape as the opposite. Obviously he isn’t afraid to be controversial, he just doesn’t see rape as an obvious improvement to the game.

    So what does railing against that make you, MSNBC?

    I can’t speak for Spec Ops, but what passes for profound in games is generally a hell of a lot less than in any other medium. Something like Lolita was written in 1958, and Eyes Without a Face is from 1960. Maybe it just takes a century.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    @9: Oh it’s good. Really good. I didn’t think it would be that good, but it is. It actually dares so many things. Features so many dark topics, no game would even dare to touch. And no fucking reaction from gaming journalists. That disappoints me.

    Recently i had a conversation with the father of my girlfriend about the game. He isn’t really a gaming person, but i really enjoy talking with him about it. He’s always interested in hearing new stuff. So I told him everything about it and that was the first time he would actually not question anything about a game, he immediately liked what he heard. Suddenly we had a conversation about the nature of a soldier and his role in our time for 4 hours straight.

    That’s what i wanted for the community, but it didn’t happen.

    And yes, it totally agree with you. I don’t understand where this urge from gaming journalists comes to simply protest everything new. Why write a huge-ass article about rape in a game, that’s not even done so we don’t even know if it actually features rape? Gaming Journalists should be the pioneers of the gaming world, pushing developers forward, asking tough questions. But instead we get complains about everything new, before its even out.

    I would’ve loved to see the following conversation:

    Developer: “Yeah, our game will probably feature an attempted rape scene.”

    Journalist: “How are you going to pull that off? That’s probably going to be really difficult.”

    But instead we had this:

    Developer: “Yeah, our game will probably feature an attempted rape scene.”

    Journalist: “Oh, you shouldn’t do that.”

    But if we’re being honest, the problem isn’t just limited to game journalists, but journalists in general. They stopped asking questions a long time ago.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @10: Give it a shot. I don’t think you’ll regret it. The gameplay doesn’t change, but the tone switches very quick. You gotta separate the game from the movie Apocalypse Now though. I know that bothers you a lot.

    But it would only be fair, because right around the end it makes a 180 and tackles a different subject. What i love about the game is the progression. Your characters change. Not just the look, but the voice and the behaviour. The tone of the game changes from the typical gung-ho macho-bullshit to something that feels very real and mature. No demo would be able to show that off. The little choices you can make, have no real impact on the story of the game, but they had an impact on me.

    At the end, it’s just exhaustion, yelling, hatred and swearing. I’ve never seen a game pull it off this well.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    @12 That’s just not how I look at games.

    Whether it’s a partial ripoff or a total ripoff, it’s still a ripoff. Unless you’re able to put that to use in outdoing the original, it’s going to be disappointing.

    I’m not there to accomodate the designer, he’s there to accomodate me. Saying that a game is alright “if I do X” to accomodate it isn’t a recommendation. If you choose to overlook shortcomings, I’m sure anything becomes significantly better. Normally I try not to do that.

    I think Bioshock is the only one that has really put a spell on me in spite of some pretty mediocre mechanics.

    I might try out Spec Ops down the road, but I’m still not hot on it.

    http://www.edge-online.com/reviews/spec-ops-line-review

    The points expressed in that review are pretty worrying to me.

    “By its final minutes, Walker himself has grown from chisel-jawed videogame lunk to something approaching a character, even if he’s not one you necessarily like. He becomes a traumatised, maniacal, murderous wreck, and in this transformation is a wry criticism: this is what any shooter protagonist should look like after the amount of death and destruction they routinely face.

    It would also be an overstatement to call it profound: in any other medium such themes would hardly be revelatory, and although The Line is a thoughtful and well-intentioned game, the level of its writing is carefully engineered to be accessible to those expecting a brainless bullet exchange. Even so, it is brazen in its critique, and a rarity besides. It may not be subtle, but it engages with problems that the bellicose ilk of Modern Warfare and Medal Of Honor have yet to acknowledge.”

    For this guy it’s obviously just another gimmick.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Puggy

    Hm, I still do not see how rape would push the developer further. I mean there are rape games out there, mostly in japan, and those games hardly helped in developing any kind of new Technology or gameplay element to my knowledge.

    The only thing the topic does is create buzz about the game and clicks for the Media sites that write about it. And don’t say it ain’t true, since you are reading this, meaning you now know about the game and clicked the link to read more.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    I think some people in this thread might have some deeply repressed sexual desires that they’re only now bringing to the fore.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    “Whether it’s a partial ripoff or a total ripoff, it’s still a ripoff. Unless you’re able to put that to use in outdoing the original, it’s going to be disappointing.”

    I don’t think that at all. After all Apocalypse Now is also based on the book Heart of Darkness. The game may tackle subjects the film or book might not have. It is inspired by the book/film, its not a copy of it. They can exist equally on the same level.

    “If you choose to overlook shortcomings, I’m sure anything becomes significantly better. Normally I try not to do that.”

    But we all do that, every day, even if we think we do not. We overlook shortcomings, because the shortcomings probably aren’t important to us. We might not even see the shortcomings. I gladly sacrifice gameplay in trade for a great narrative.

    I’ve yet to understand what people love about Bioshock. I mean if it weren’t for the “A slave obeys” scene that game wouldn’t be even on my radar. I couldn’t overlook the pretentious and boring dialog/monologue and the unsatisyfing gameplay. Wasn’t impressed by Rapture at all and the cheap jump scares certainly didn’t help.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DSB

    @16 “I don’t think that at all. After all Apocalypse Now is also based on the book Heart of Darkness. The game may tackle subjects the film or book might not have. It is inspired by the book/film, its not a copy of it. They can exist equally on the same level.”

    But that only serves to make The Line a copy of a copy. That just makes it harder to ignore. They’ve chosen to copy a great book that was made into a legendary movie, so they’ll have to make a truly mindblowing game to actually justify that.

    For that, it was just a bad idea from the beginning, in my opinion. It’s either arrogant or naive. Reviewers obviously weren’t that thrilled about it. Whether it was groundbreaking or not seems to depend on the reviewer.

    As for Apocalypse Now, I think it did exactly what I described. It took Heart of Darkness from Congo to Vietnam, and actually surpassed the original by relocating to a more modern setting, a modern war, and as such rewriting the analogy as a criticism of an entirely new empire, motivated by entirely new factors.

    It also had the truly groundbreaking writing of Francis Ford Coppola (and I’m thinking to a lesser extent, the Homefront guy) which truly set it apart from anything before or after.

    Can you honestly say the same thing for Spec Ops?

    “If you choose to overlook shortcomings, I’m sure anything becomes significantly better. Normally I try not to do that.”

    Which is why I said try :)

    Ultimately the game has to be good enough to justify that. In Bioshocks case, I thought it was interesting to be cast into a decaying underwater dictatorship where people had gone mad and started gruesomely experimenting on eachother, and even their children. That alone is a truly stimulating premise.

    The mechanics were pretty sucky, but they were often put to good use. Igniting liquids, electrifying water, melting ice, throwing back grenades. It wasn’t a success, but it was enough to keep me entertained.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @17: Yeah, i guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. But i can already see that no matter what i say, you already formed your opinion about the game, so i won’t bother any more. :/

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DSB

    You could say that. My opinion right now is that it isn’t worth the money to find out whether it’s actually good or not.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @19: You can still rent it, you know. But at least you’re being honest.

    #20 3 years ago

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  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

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  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

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  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

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  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

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  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

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  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

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  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

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  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]