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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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    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]