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Talking bollocks: Tuesday, July 17 – blather on about whatever you like

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:28 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Sometimes it’s nice to spew into the void with no topic attached. Please do so below.

We’ve stolen this idea from Kotaku and the Guardian, but the notion of there being anything original left on the internet is as stale as Tutankhamen’s after-life loaf, so whatever. Talk about whatever you like in the comments down there. If you use this, we’ll do it every day. If you don’t, we won’t. Feel our experimental powers.

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68 Comments

  1. Colin Gallacher

    So who’s looking forward to the Olympics?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I like me a bit of running. I don’t even know when it starts.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. majicship

    @1 I am. I plan to watch as much of it as possible. Until I am sick to the back teeth in fact.

    In other news, happy birthday to me. AS a gift to myself I downloaded the Napalm DLC for Toy Soldiers Cold War. What a waste of 400 MS points. I should have gone to the pub as planned. So what should I spend my £50 Amazon voucher on?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    I like watching marathon runners doing actual harm to their bodies and almost falling apart on screen.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Colin Gallacher

    @1
    July 27th I think. Also looking forward to the 100 metres, strange how one of the most anticipated events lasts under 10 seconds.

    Some of the football is being held in Glasgow and I think there’s still plenty of tickets. Cycling would be fun too.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    Can I talk about football? The SPL is screwed isn’t it? Bye bye Sky TV Contract.

    Rangers FTW

    p.s EA, please include Rangers in FIFA 13 #keepingitgamerelatedsince2003

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Colin Gallacher

    @3

    I think BBC just added something like 24 HD channels to Sky especially for the ‘Limpics’ and ESPN are providing 12 hours of 3D coverage each day, with 8 hours being live and 4 being recapped stuff.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. StolenGlory

    @1

    I would be if they included more combat/grappling sports. Bit sick of all the track and field stuff personally.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Colin Gallacher

    @6

    Joe! I already told you my thoughts on that…Rest of the World section! Plenty of room for them in there next to Panathinaikos :D

    #9 3 years ago
  10. manamana

    I need to change the Solex carbs on my Lancia Fulvia. And feed the cat.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    8008

    That’s my useful contribution for the week.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @6
    As a Celtic sympathizer, I somehow like the decision. But yeah, it sucks for Scottish football. At least they try to regulate and punish club spending (you could learn from that, Spain!).

    Anyway: Did anyone watch the Breaking Bad premier on Sunday/Monday?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    Probably because I am admittedly a lazy bastard but I just couldn’t give 2 fucks about the olympics really =/

    #13 3 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    Well, last night it was about 45 degrees C where I live.

    The interior walls in my house are hot to the touch.

    The hottest I remember it was 49, I think. That was last year.

    What’s the weather like where you are?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gheritt White

    I had a dream about the 3DS XL last night. *That’s* how much i’m looking forward to getting one.

    EDIT: OH! Lovelife update – i’m seeing a new girl. How long will it take before I fuck it up this time too? Start placing your bets…

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Colin Gallacher

    @14

    I had a dream about The Simpsons Road Rage. Also YES NEW FEMALE HUMANS. Couldn’t possibly place a bet without knowing previous fuck up times.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    ^^ You’re such a player, SticKBoy!

    One after the other… Lol!

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Colin Gallacher

    @11

    Watched Breaking Bad last night. It felt like having a good friend back in my life again.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. absolutezero

    Why is’nt the guy from Breaking Bad dead yet? I thought that was the whole premise of the series no?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Fin

    @17

    I watched the first episode of the first season last night!

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Sadismek

    @9 What is the fabrication year of your Lancia? Can you put a link with pictures? :D

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    @14 (Y)

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Ignatius_Cheese

    As much as I love Elbow, I’m already getting fed up with the BBC Olympics trailer.

    Only 6 more weeks to go!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Ignatius_Cheese

    The sun is shining here which means I’ll be nipping into town to buy my lunch and pick up a jockstrap in a local sports shop. Don’t ask…

    What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods and what do you plan to have for lunch today?

    #24 3 years ago
  25. GwynbleiddiuM

    Who cares about Olympics? I for one see nothing entertaining more than Football>Wrestling>Taekwondo and maybe some artistics/rhytmics the rest are unimportant to me. So, meh, I only care about football.

    Pat let’s have topics, like in Massively.com there’s a Daily Grind thing going on which someone introduces a daily topic and people discuss :P, this can be our weekly thing.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. G1GAHURTZ

    46 degrees, and sunny.

    Beef and mushrooms.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Colin Gallacher

    @22

    Have you heard Muse – Survival? The Official song of London 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68mw8AE9l_g

    Sounds very like Queen.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Beta

    Finally managed to zip up my overstuffed suitcase 6 days to go :)

    Age Concern volunteering and Night Shift Care work are on my list today, hour to go yet, Tea and daytime TV it is!

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Telepathic.Geometry

    I had a dream last night that I was a kanji and I forgot how to write myself. My co-workers were all kanji, but I could write them because I could see them…

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Ignatius_Cheese

    @26

    Not yet. I don’t mind Muse so I’ll give that a listen to later.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Yurinov

    Peter Sagan FTW!

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Ignatius_Cheese

    Anyone planning on picking up Kingdom Hearts 3D on Friday? I’m tempted but waiting for the review embargo to be lifted before I make my final decision.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. matirishhh

    Has anyone seen any UFOs recently ? I don’t blame You if You haven’t, due to the fantastic weather we have.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. matirishhh

    @31 I actually cancelled mine yesterday. I had it preorder with Amazon, but after I saw a review in Nintendo Gamer and their 71% I decided to wait for a price drop…

    #34 3 years ago
  35. freedoms_stain

    Olympics – I’m pretty much viewing it as an extra tournament on the Tennis calendar. Anyone but Rafa.

    Breaking Bad, me and the gf are only a few eps into Season 2, we are very late to the party :(

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Beta

    #31 I am, I know that it got 38/40 on Famitsu.

    But I was never a fan of the DS games in comparison to Birth by Sleep though so fingers crossed.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    @26 Muse is one of my favourite bands, but that song is fucking terrrrrrible!

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Maximum Payne

    Any one watched Breaking Bad ?
    Yea bitch! Magnets!

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Patrick Garratt

    Re weather: sunny, 22 degrees.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Patrick Garratt

    And I’ve never watched Breaking Bad.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Patrick Garratt

    And I’m going to have fried beans, chard, tomatoes and chilli for lunch.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Stewn

    I still have 1 hour and 21 minuttes left at work. Yay…

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Maximum Payne

    @39 If you love to watch tv shows, hands down, one of the best ever.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Patrick Garratt

    @42 Gonna give it a shot, yeah. Too many people go on about it.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @39 Blasphemy.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. sonny

    @11, 17, 34 Watched S05E01 of Breaking Bad online last night. I’m from germany, so I couldn’t watch it live on TV :(
    I love this series and much as I want to see it end with a BANG, it still sucks that this is the last season of it…
    Bryan Cranston is such a badass, I hope we will get to see him play that kind of character in many films and series after this one ends. Maybe the villain in ‘Total Recall’ is a good start :)

    @37 MAGNETS, BITCH! :-D

    #46 3 years ago
  47. someguy2

    I’ve got Breaking Bad season 1 on DVD, never got round to watching it though, need a few TV shows to watch during summer. Is Falling Skies any good?

    Edit: The Newsroom is amazing. Sorkin is a writing God.

    #47 3 years ago
  48. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Is this a response to the fact that most news items only seem to get one or no comments these days ?

    I realise sites like this must be suffering from the lack of ‘real’ news caused by the lack of games due to the console cycle and the usual summer slump and no mid-range games any more due to big budget triple A games steamrollering the opposition and everyone buggering off on their phones and losing interest in consoles.

    Are figures down Pat ?

    Please don’t go under, I’ll only have twitter left :(

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Ignatius_Cheese

    @40

    Mmmm tasty sounding lunch there! I’m going to raid M&S for a decent sandwich & salad combo.

    Just clouding over here though… :/

    #49 3 years ago
  50. Patrick Garratt

    @47 Figures are up! Just thought it’d be nice for people to have a talk about whatever. I’ve seen it works really well elsewhere. Didn’t plan it at all. Just popped into my head.

    But yeah, it’s not very newsy at the moment. This year’s pretty tough in terms of actually content, to be honest. It’s the gap year. Next year will have sod all games, but at least we’ll all be talking about next gen, so there’ll be a lot of interest.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @49 Huzzah :)

    #51 3 years ago
  52. schnide

    ‘Talking bollocks’?

    Another blow for those who say the gaming community is immature, this’ll show ‘em.

    I bet the movie and music industry will be lapping up this idea any time now.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Patrick Garratt

    We’ll probably go bust next week having said that (we won’t).

    #53 3 years ago
  54. Patrick Garratt

    @51 There are any number of “serious” games sites about. Maybe they’re more suited to you.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @45 I’m German, too. Stayed up until 5am to watch the AMC livestream :D Well, they’ve split the season into two parts, so there are new episodes coming after those 8 that are running now. You’ll just have to wait another year or so again…

    @49
    yeah, things are bit lame right now. It’ll change around Gamescom, I hope. Even if it’s just for a few weeks.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. Patrick Garratt

    @54 This is always the worst bit. Once you get into September all the reviews start, and things get more active.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. Erthazus

    Pat, are you going to play Borderlands 2 on the PC?

    We can do that again :D like with Diablo III.
    Shooting shit is going to be awesome.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. Patrick Garratt

    Yeah, almost certainly. I think we’re all going to play it. Brenna’s keen, I think.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. Maximum Payne

    @someguy2
    My friend said, its kinda similar to Walking dead in terms of plot, characters…

    #59 3 years ago
  60. sonny

    @54 yay, I’m not the only german in here :)
    yeah, but another 8 episodes is not THAT much and I’m not really a fan of splitting up seasons like they do it with The Walking Dead and some others also. Waiting another year for the season to continue always is a pain in the…

    @57 Good to see that after reporting the sh.. out of those games you guys are still keen on actually playing them :)

    #60 3 years ago
  61. absolutezero

    Im melting.

    MELTINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    #61 3 years ago
  62. manamana

    @Sadismek its a Fulvia3 and born 75. I do have pictures of it but don’t use any upload sites (flickr etc.). I wish I had Dell’orto carbs but they are just plain hard to find or way overpriced. Would love to have an 1.6 HF from 69 but my wife would kill me … like always ;-)

    update: my Fulvia, kept as original as possible …

    #62 3 years ago
  63. Sadismek

    @61 Got it! Searched for some pictures, nice car man! ;)

    #63 3 years ago
  64. Len

    I’ve still go the 1st series of Breaking Bad to watch, just never get round to watching it or anything else for that matter. Need more hours in the day.

    Speaking of which who’s bloody idea was it to come up with the 5 day working week, then 2 days off? Surely it should be 4 days on, then 3 days off – makes sense (I’d happily work an extra hour/hour and a half a day for this if needed). I’m blaming the bloody Romans.

    Of course the next qu would be which day would you take off? The Fri or the Mon? Have to be the Mon for me (imagine those drunken Sunday eve’s where your drinking to ignore the clock ticking down to Mon morning, they would be fine now) but suppose Tuesday would become the new Mon. Would still be nice though.

    One day, one day…never…

    #64 3 years ago
  65. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @61 Nice wheels

    @63 I’d rather have every Wednesday off, then you only ever have a two day working ‘week’.

    #65 3 years ago
  66. Sadismek

    @61 Beautiful…

    #66 3 years ago
  67. manamana

    @64/65 Thanks guys, the rims are from Cromodora and are no replicas :-)

    #67 3 years ago
  68. Len

    @64 A nice option but not for me. I’m up for Fri – Mon benders! ;)

    #68 3 years ago

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    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    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 […]