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Diablo 3 dev responds to Brevik’s criticisms: “F**k that loser!”

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:02 GMT By Dave Cook

Diablo 3 game director has responded to criticisms of the game made by Diablo 2 developer David Brevik on Facebook, unleashing a torrent of similar abuse.

Brevik was interviewed by IncGamers recently for his thoughts on Diablo 3 and how it compared to his work on Diablo 2.

Brevik explained, “Honestly, I think that they did a lot of the things the best they could, it was a very different game than I would have created, the team and personalities, the people, the talent and all the design philosophies of the people that worked on it in Irvine, we called them Blizzard South, those people have their own style and the their own way they like to design. It was very, very different from the Blizzard North.”

Check out our full coverage on Brevik’s interview here.

Brevik’s thoughts didn’t sit well with Diablo 3′s Jay Wilson who took to Facebook in response to Brevik’s opinion by simply stating, “F**k that loser!” followed by similar responses from other Diablo 3 fans.

Thanks Strategy Informer.

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39 Comments

  1. Edo

    Classy,really classy,it says a a lot not only about the developers but the game itself,this made me laugh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqXltcnOMCY :D .

    #1 3 years ago
  2. BULArmy

    Lol I liked Jay, but after that my respect for him dropped significantly.
    Everybody must respect what others think and even more somebody in Jay’s position where exposure to what he say is greater them many others.
    @1That was hilarious, but I spent a lot of time on D2 and I think bashing D3 so much is unfair.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Mr-Brett

    Wow, I kinda expected a bit more professionalism from a Game Director.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    Lol, now we get to read forum posts about how devs should be all respectful of other people’s opinions. Fucking hilarious, when you can find 100+ post threads full of guys shitting on each other for liking different consoles :-)

    Pro-tip, work on something for a couple of years, release it, then see how you react if one of your peers gets a bit snotty.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. xxJPRACERxx

    I like this guy, he’s not afraid of saying what he think!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. roadkill

    Come on! Come on! Were you expecting anything better from Blizzard? Really now!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    @5, so not afraid of saying what he thinks he had the comment deleted. Yup.

    Anyhoo, it was an immature reaction. What does it say about Jay Wilson if his response to peer criticism is to start hurling insults?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Deacon

    Brevik was pretty reserved in his comments. This Jay Wilson bloke has made himself look an idiot. Someone in his position shouldn’t run his mouth off in such a way.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. xxJPRACERxx

    @7 Yeah I know, we now live in a world full of pussies that want to control it. In a couple of years this will be like in Demolition Man, you say “shit” and you receive a fine.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Beta

    The next Shakespeare he is not.. ;P

    Seriously though, I’d be annoyed if I were him, but a bit of professionalism Jay.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Stardog

    They showed their idiocy after the criticism of the visuals years ago.

    It must be like some frathouse in there. No wonder it takes them so long to make their games. It’s probably incompetence and not them striving to make it the best it can be.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. bitsnark

    @9

    Screw that lark.

    I’ll never master the three sea shells :)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Mr-Brett

    @4 I have worked on projects for years and then had people shit on them, I react in a reasonable way because I’m not a child and I don’t see how lowering yourself to the level of fanboy wars is a good thing.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. GwynbleiddiuM

    @13 Your argument is invalid. Different people react differently in situations like that. I’d have said the same thing, when someone who drove Flagship Studios to shit made a comment about the game I made and it sold more copies than Brevik has hairs on his head. Let’s count Brevik’s accomplishments after Diablo. Hellgate London, a poorly designed game that failed miserably, Mythos, that never saw the light of day back when it was being developed by Flagship, and led Flagship Studios to ruin. Well, Fuck that loser..

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DSB

    Since when do you have to be professional on Facebook though? It’s not like he was using a corporate account.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. NeoSquall

    Oh wow, you really are flacking Wilson because he said “Fuck that loser!” to a psychotical mass murderer?

    Are you all serious?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DSB

    Hey now, the only thing Brevik ever killed was his own studio.

    Badam tssssch.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Sini

    How is Wilson not fired I’ll never understand, one only has to go to official d3 forums on battle net and see how almost all are pissed at him. Or any other forums discussing diablo 3. Take Metzen with him, plot/dialog was just terrible, but I think he has too much seniority in the company so they gotta promote him up till he can’t do anything.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. roadkill

    @18 Because NEWSFLASH!! Blizzard doesn’t care about their customers, they only care about their money. Which they already have so..

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OrbitMonkey

    @15+1. It must be odd to have legions of hypocritical dweebs ready to pounce on your every muttering and judge you on standards they could never meet… All because they feel a little used for buying the game you made and found it wasn’t the perfect gem they envisioned in their insipid little fantasies.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. GwynbleiddiuM

    @19 How in the fraking world this became a customer issue? A man told another to go fuck himself? Why in the world he should be fired for it?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. abbe

    @16, Neosquall: Its Brevik, not Breivik, completely different people.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DSB

    @21 Actually he didn’t. As far as I know there’s been no contact between him and Brevik. He was backing one of his developers, and defending his work.

    Whatever you think of Blizzard and Diablo 3, that’s hardly offensive. I’m pretty sure we’ve all done that.

    When Ben Kuchera critisized VG247, it triggered a snarky little Twitter exchange too:

    http://twitter.com/BenKuchera/status/230754044573003776

    I don’t see it as the headline anywhere. It’s just people defending their work.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Talkar

    @19
    No of course Blizzard doesn’t care about their customers. If they did they would have a community team communicating with said community, and they would host various events and tournaments for their communites. They would most likely also patch their games. Oh wait, they do all that.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. NeoSquall

    @22 Oh shi-

    I must be cross-eyed today…

    #25 3 years ago
  26. GwynbleiddiuM

    @23 I know, I meant indirectly, on his colleague’s facebook page. :P

    #26 3 years ago
  27. TheWulf

    I know there’s a word for this, and it goes beyond being merely symbolic and representative. I forget what it is, but that’s what this is. The Blizzard North people, now at Runic Games, ArenaNet, and Gazillion, were always far, far too mature to be Blizzard.

    This is almost like a gnostic representation, it’s totemic. It makes vividly absolute the kind of childish bullshit that Blizzard has always been responsible for, the wee minds they appeal to, and their overall base anti-intellectuality. Consider: Brevik makes an honest, not insulting statement about how he feels about the Diablo III debacle, and Blizzard’s response is technically a schoolyard call of neener neener neener!

    Jay’s attitude is the truly the condensed quintessence of Blizzard. This is what they’re saying whenever anyone makes an intelligent point against one (or all) of their games. If you’ve ever wondered why I don’t like Blizzard and don’t buy Blizzard products, this is why. They have no respect, none for their opponents or their consumers, the only thing they respect is how much money they can milk out of any given audience.

    Still, fuck you, we have money is a statement a responsible, grown-up developer would never make. And this is the response they’d always be making whenever they weren’t hiding behind their public relations department.

    And this is often the kind of mentality I find Blizzard fans having, too. Like developer, like fan.

    I don’t normally like schadenfreude because I feel it’s unethical and most of the time I tend to avoid it, even speak out against it. I think it’s hurtful. But in the case of Blizzard? I’ll make an exception because they’ve brought all this on themselves.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. TheWulf

    @17

    Way to pull a Jay, man. Way to pull a Jay. I’d clap half-heartedly, but instead I’m too depressed at how predictable that was.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. TheWulf

    I see that the Blizzard Defence Force is going from strength to strength with misinformation. I’d suggest reading up a little on Flagship Studios. It wasn’t Brevik that drove it into the ground, it was Bill Roper. But hey, don’t let a little thing like reality get in the way of your zealous rants, eh?

    Sigh. Listening to angry Blizzard fans is like listening to Creationists, sometimes. They both seem to love leaving out very important facts whenever they make an argument. And often, they’re not even sure about the very argument they’re making.

    Like I said: Like developer, like fan.

    Good job. Good job.

    Stay classy, Blizzard and Blizzard’s fans.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. viralshag

    Ah yes, judging the mentality of an entire company and its fans based on some Twitter posts. Classic.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. OrbitMonkey

    Dev reacts passionately towards criticism, TheWulf disapproves. Bit hypocritical tbh.

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/07/18/server-list-announced-for-final-guild-wars-2-beta-weekend/

    #31 3 years ago
  32. deathm00n

    So it goes like this?
    Brevik: Hey blizzard, I think your game could have been better.
    Wilson: Fuck you!

    Well, that escalated quickly.

    Imagine if you say to him you don’t like him
    Me:Hey, sorry to say, but I don’t think you are a good person.
    Brevik: OMG, HOW DARE YOU DEFY THE GOD WHO MADE DIABLO 3 YOU MOTHE*****ER!

    #32 3 years ago
  33. GwynbleiddiuM

    @29 That doesn’t change anything, He was a co-founder of Flagship Studios and yet let everything happen under his nose. And he’s also responsible for a disaster named Hellgate: London. Going from Diablo and Diablo 2 to Hellgate really shows what an important role he played in creating those games. It would be of course nothing significant.

    And btw, I can’t recall a more close-minded fanatic than yourself, of course with the exception of back_up, the only difference between you two is that he didn’t have to write an article to bubble bullshit.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. GwynbleiddiuM

    @29 That doesn’t change anything, He was a co-founder of Flagship Studios and yet let everything happen under his nose. And he’s also responsible for a disaster named Hellgate: London. Going from Diablo and Diablo 2 to Hellgate really shows what an important role he played in creating those games. It would be of course nothing significant.

    And btw, I can’t recall a more close-minded fanatic than yourself, of course with the exception of back_up, the only difference between you two is that he didn’t have to write an article to bubble bullshit.

    @32 Well, to me it seems that you don’t have a fraking clue do you?

    #34 3 years ago
  35. DSB

    @28 David Brevik was is listed as both the “game visionary” and lead programmer of Hellgate London, so I think it’s safe to say he played some kind of part in the studios demise.

    Not that you should let something as mundane as facts get in the way of your delightful, borderline psychotic rants.

    Eric Schaefer was project lead on Hellgate London, but Brevik held all of those roles, aside from being co-founder, co-owner and Chief Visionary Officer of Flagship Studios.

    @31 Well, he also used the words “zealous rants” without ever looking at the one he just authored himself, in the previous post :P

    I can’t think of anyone being responsible for more consistent bootlicking or jihad. The guy makes TEA look like Ghandi.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. deathm00n

    @33 Oh yeah, offended a blizzard fanboy with my post, my day is made! You should take a class to learn what a hyperbole is.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. GwynbleiddiuM

    @35 Offended? nah, your ignorance about the matter is hardly offensive, and it discredits your own comment. Even rhetorically speaking Jay Wilson didn’t directly said that to Brevik. He said that on his colleague’s facebook page to comfort his obvious distraught.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Talkar

    @34
    You’ve actually read what wulf writes? Most of the time i can’t be bothered. Kudos sir!

    #38 3 years ago
  39. edwardh

    How appropriate. I actually meant to comment on the original article but… morons don’t get it anyway, the rest already knows.

    However, I do have to say something about this incident most people who don’t work in the creative industry aren’t aware of. It’s kind of a dirty little secret… at least the somewhat more cultivated people among you may think that there are more or less “decent” people working at such companies. You would think, wouldn’t you? Many with university level education, working on artistic or geeky things. You would think they possess at least a bit of sophistication.
    Nope. Not at all. Most people working in the creative industry (at least these days) are basically the brick layers of the 21st century. Besides the fact that they are usually underpaid and exploited, they are also quite often racist, sexist and otherwise fairly primitive people. As such, they represent the average gamer pretty well. And if you think that that’s a mischaracterization… read more comments on e.g. CVG, youtube and try talking to strangers on XBL.
    And this guy is obviously a shining example of one of those many douchebags that probably make up about 90% of the industry by now who just happened to have gotten into a higher position. Because – in this business, you can be as primitive as you want, as long as you like to paaaaarty! (Unfortunately, I’m not kidding. I dare you to find a field where social connections are more important than the creative industry. And if you work in the field and are offended by any of this, it only shows that you obviously belong to those 90%)

    #39 3 years ago

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    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]