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Insomniac has “theories” as to why Resistance wasn’t Sony’s Halo, says Price

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Resistance was big, but never a big as Halo, and Insomniac CEO Ted Price has his theories as to why the shooter never became a juggernaut for Sony the way Halo did for Microsoft.

Speaking with Kotaku, Price said one of the team’s theories is due to the changes made to the series with Resistance 2 development.

“We have theories internally about why Resistance wasn’t a Halo,” he said. “One is that we changed the game a lot in Resistance 2, and we surprised players in a way that perhaps wasn’t what was expected. And that may have not been a good thing. By changing up some of the core mechanics and— we got a lot of strong feedback when we did that.

“On Resistance 3, we went back to some of our more traditional core mechanics that players did love, and then built a story that was more personal. That in our opinion was the way to move the franchise forward in a way that was unique for first-person shooters.

“We’re really proud of Resistance 3. The team felt very personally connected to Resistance 3.”

Price also said the reason Insomniac didn’t develop Resistance for Vita, was due to the studio not having “the bandwidth to move onto the Vita.” Therefore, Sony handed off development duties for Resistance: Burning Skies to Nihilistic.

“We were really happy that Nihilistic went ahead and created their own vision of Resistance, and we feel very close to the franchise cause we created it, but it’s always interesting to see what other people do with it,” said Price.

“I thought that what they did with the game made a lot of sense, in terms of the decisions that they came to with their core mechanics. So I felt like it stayed true to the universe… [but] frankly, I was spending a lot more time playing our own games.”

Insomniac’s next release is Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force, also known as Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault in the US. The firm is also working on FUSE – the game formerly known as Overstrike.

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28 Comments

  1. Malmer

    Resistance 3 was nothing but completely fantastic. I loved that game. And the weapons were great – for once you really felt that all of them were useful.

    The long installtime and huge day one patch was bad though. Except for that. Loved it.

    Oh, man I just got the urge to replay it. Thanks VG247!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TMRNetShark

    Because there wasn’t the words “Halo” on the box…

    Halo became a “brand” name game and that’s why it’s so successful. The same thing with Call of Duty and Madden NFL.

    PS3 never had a must have game like Halo… Uncharted might be close… but no cigar.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. diego-rbb-93

    Come´on Price! Nihilistic is an horrible studio and their Resistance was a really poor game. They doesnt give a fuck about bringing Vita to a real high graphical/gameplay level despite having a lot of resources from the original Resistance games on PS3.

    And what is worst, they are just copying/recicling resources with COD BO Declassified in a extremely poor way.

    It isnt necessary to say anything about them, but if you do, dont try to state that their game was awesome and a really good vision for Resistance on a handeld. Retribution in PSP was more decent and satisfatory.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ge0force

    #1 I agree, Resistance 3 was one of the best shooters I played this generation.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    releasing resistance fall of man, a bland fps shooter that the mp was a lack luster of big portions and nothing special..

    releasing resistance 2, follow it up with another bland fps shooter that still is a lack luster.

    releasing a day one broken resistance 3 online mp and a co-op without no match making, that just felt like a rush job… then release a survival mode with no matchmaking and extra game mode called invasion as dlc, no one bought it because you serious fecked up!

    then releasing a resistance trilogy with non of the dlc included. no trophy support for resistance fall of man, and no hd remake of resistance retribution.(look what care the kz trilogy is getting!)

    here is my theory… you guys dont care for the game or you guys just cant do it properly, because everything feels so half way done, when compare to halo… so no wonder resistance wasnt a halo killer.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. zinc

    The short and brutal answer would be that Halo was great from the start, Resistance was mediocre up until the 3rd.

    And by then it was way too late.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Takeshi

    Well, I do get this urge to play Resistance 3 once in a while. My friend bought R2 for me and it wasn’t very engaging. I still haven’t completed it yet. The graphics are pretty bland and the mechanics weren’t very fluid and almost seems incomplete in some places. At least not compared to Killzone 3. It really pales compared to that shooter.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ant72

    Halo inspired a whole community of play and creativity. Resistance, although good, did not.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. strikkebil

    resistance 3 was just incredible. had alot of fun playing both sp and mp. resistance 2 had alot of things going for it but was underwelming. sad we wont see another resistance game from insomniac.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. LuLshuck

    R2 had a fantastic multiplayer but R3s was just awful, the graphics were bad and the level designs were even worse, campaign for the third game was alot better though

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    It’s all down to the hype and marketing. No game will ever get the response Halo does unless it is hyped up to the high heavens the way that franchise is. The Halo games are not awful, but nowhere near deserving of the amount of praise they get, BUT Microsoft are masters at making people think they are the second coming.

    Even something like Vampire Rain would be just as successful with the same amount of marketing dollars behind it. Sony do not put even a 10th of the marketing dollars that Microsoft do towards their franchises, which is why there will not be a “Sony Halo.”

    #11 2 years ago
  12. matrix01

    At #2; What the fuck are you talking about ‘PS3 never had a must have game like Halo’, you mentioned Uncharted when it’s actually Gran Turismo and God of War that are Sony’s biggest franchises and they can shift over 5 million units in a short amount of time with no bundling with ease. Uncharted is really popular now too, as is LittleBigPlanet and Metal Gear Solid 4. PS3 has much more must have games than the Xbox 360.

    Aside from Halo what other big properties does Microsoft own? The only reason Halo sells so well is because Microsoft is great at advertising it and it’s the only franchise they make a HUGE effort in marketing and also because the Xbox 360 has so few exclusives that owners just have Halo buy. Do you really think Sony couldn’t make God of War, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted etc 10 million + sellers if they put in enough marketing effort for those games? They could with ease, beside God of War III is looking to pass 6.5 million sales lifetime which is more than double the next best selling franchise in the genre and Gran Turismo is also the king of its genre, Sony has more genre defining games than Microsoft.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Gheritt White

    Comparing God of War to Halo is apples and oranges. The main reason both sell so well is ‘cos they’re both so fucking good, innit.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    There are plenty of games that were great that were massive flops.

    Usually comes down to the amount of marketing behind them.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. hitnrun

    Huh? That’s like asking why Crash Bandicoot never became Sony’s Mario.

    Leave aside the fanboy dick-waving of pretending to like the games you’re told to like on your chosen console (while being less impressed with the other console’s games) for a minute. Halo had enormous quantities of two kinds of support: artificial and organic. Artificial, in that it was the chosen masthead of Microsoft’s quajillion dollar marketing warship for the Xbox brand back in the day. Organic, in that people who played it legitimately loved the hell out of it and converted their friends.

    Resistance had neither of those attributes. It was a good series that Sony designated as its Halo in its grand marketing chess match with MS that had nothing to do with the games themselves. PS3 owners who bought it liked it, but for the most part they don’t (or didn’t) make up a large chunk of the FPS-as-a-lifestyle market.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. TD_Monstrous69

    What has held this franchise back is a lack of consistency between new entries in the series. Drastic changes were made before gamers could ever really get a sense of familiarity for the Resistance franchise. What I believe should be done is this is an IP that should be left alone for a few years, and rebooted in the next generation. This series always had potential to be something greater than what it is (and still does), it’s just a matter of getting the right team together to make it work.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. polygem

    @3: what? insomniac is a great dev studio – one of the best. some of the most fun, most creative weapon design in the videogame business! the resistance games are great games and it´s a shame that sony fans didn´t buy them! but they are not even close to how good halo is as a whole package.

    that said…it´s hard to beat halo in the fps department. there is no better fps around, esp. if you take the mp. it is just the very best of the best. the gameplay is perfect. it is extremeley well balanced. very challenging too, almost tactical, yet still it is fast paced shooter. insane amount of online modes, forge…and a very well crafted storyline, a whole story universe.

    that said, @11: there is a reason why halo is loved by so many (see above). to say it´s just a brand is bs. it has a very good reason. you are obviously just a ps drone again while calling others fanboy soon…will ya?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    It all comes down to the infamous shitty sony marketing I guess.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Gadzooks!

    It’s nothing to do with marketing. Resistance simply wasn’t very good.

    1 was okay, had potential. 2 was just plain awful, and destroyed the series beyond repair, turning most people off the franchise for good.

    Pretty simple really.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dave Cook

    @18 ‘It all comes down to the infamous shitty sony marketing I guess.’

    You mean Sony, the company who has produced some of the most memorable game marketing since it first hit the scene in 94?

    You sure you’ve got the right Sony?

    (PS. I’m not a fan boy, but I am a fan of the truth)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    @20
    See their marketing for exclusives since ps3 launch. The last great thing they did was kevin butler. MS spends 3-4 times what halo costs to make in marketing, give me an example of sony doing that.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Kuwabara

    Their marketing for the game wasn’t that great, even still, it would be hard for it to sell in the millions, seeing how there are plenty of ps3 exclusives coming out of different genres, which would obviously limit the sales. Its not like waiting 2 or 3 years for a halo or gears. Imagine Sony went microsofts route. Resistance would have sold more at the expense of less exclusives. Also The the fan base of ps3 is skewed/diverse, thanks to the european and japanese numbers, who are into more genres, and not shooter centric like the majority of the americans which accounts for the majority of xbox 360 sales. The reason why modern warfare sold so well on ps3 was due to marketing and word of mouth. Evrybody knows someone who has the game. If they want to make a game sell like halo, throw away all the other exclusives for the year and market the shit out of it. But as a sony fan, im glad they are doing what’s best.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    None of the Resistance games were ever the complete package unfortunately. They all had strengths and if you could pick and chose elements from each of the games to produce one then you’d have something fantastic.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Dragon246

    @22
    Couldn’t have said it better.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    It’s all about marketing. Halo when launched was just a crappy FPS game with one difference: It was the first very well supported FPS with multiplayer on console and with huge marketing campaign because Microsoft always like to shine it’s products. That thing worked for them.

    At that time I remember I played from CS/Half-Life mp to Unreal on the PC. I had a lot of choices. Console users had not a lot of choice anyway.

    Resistance on the other hand suffered from a crappy PS3 launch price with craptastic marketing campaign and ads. Being at the same time not a very good shooter compared to alternative from the PC or Xbox 360.

    Xbox 360 had Halo 2-3 at that time which was popular already and Gears Of War 1 which was okay. So who will want to buy a PS3 with 500 or 600 USD price tag with one ok game and with marketing campaign with crying babies… Lol.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. TheBlackHole

    Halo was the better game, and the Xbox controller suits FPSs much better, which is why it’s become the ‘console of choice’ for FPSs (on the whole).

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Da Man

    Erzadeluded,

    Halo was just better than any of those Resistances, Killzones or anything which copied it, that’s a fact of life. Any Halo is miles ahead of any of those, in every way aside from graphics. Halo on Xbox had just as good campaign as Half Life and just as good multiplayer as Ut. Resistance had none. Halo 3 redefined fps on consoles by adding The Forge. Resistance did none.. crap, few game have a Theatre even.

    Unreal Tournament was shit. It was just a crappy fps game with one difference: it was the first one with that many playlists. That and teh Clify B marketing.

    Half Life was shit. It was just a crappy fps game with one difference: it was the first one with a campaign like that. That and teh Valve marketing.

    See how idiotic you are?

    You keep telling yourself how playing a computer toy on a PC automatically makes it better.

    Свинья совковая.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. viralshag

    @26, Agreed.

    I would also agree with Erth and say the high price and slow uptake of the PS3 was a little at fault too. Halo found a huge following on the Xbox by being one of the best games on the system. Halo 2 for the 360 was like the next Gran Turismo for the PS3.

    #28 2 years ago

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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

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  • 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”

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  • 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 […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]