Black Mesa Source: reviews appear, get the scores here

Monday, 17 September 2012 18:07 GMT By Dave Cook

Black Mesa Source is finally here, and after launching on Friday several sites have gone live with reviews. Is this Half-Life remake as relevant today as the original was back then? Find out below.

CVG – 8.5/10
Metro – 8/10
Teksyndicate – 10/10
Dealspwn – 9/10
NowGamer – 9/10

More scores as we get them. If you’ve seen a score and we don’t have it listed, let us know and we’ll add it. here.


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  1. HeavyD-Love

    Free mod right?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    100% free. And every bit as good as you’d expect if it had been done by Valve themselves.

    So far the only complaint is the sound of the SMG.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    It is a mod.
    I didn’t like it, but then again i don’t like the Half-Life franchise xD
    I reckon that if you liked the first Half-Life, you’re also going to like this one, since it is that very same game, with a few additions here and there ;)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @3: Oh my god, i’m not alone. Never liked Half-Life, at all.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    I think we’re going to need some tar and feathers here.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Kabby

    Me neither. Dull game play and strange characters.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. CyberMarco

    I find HL series quite interesting but I can’t understand why HL2 is considered to be a masterpiece. It’s a good game, with a catchy story and presentation and nothing, IMHO so superb! *flame suit on*

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DSB

    Personally the only true watershed I care to aknowledge in gaming is one that defines the pre Half-Life era, and the post Half-Life era.

    There was nothing like it before, and nothing has been the same since. It’s the blueprint for what every AAA game aspired, and aspires, to be. Not a movie, but something just as good.

    Whenever I run into something amazing in a game, like the opening to Bioshock, the term that me and my friends immediately reach for to describe it is “Half-Life”.

    @7 Nah, I agree. Half-Life 2 didn’t outdo Half-Life anywhere that really mattered. I think it was unfortunate to land in a pretty awkward time where everybody was busy doing physics puzzles and lousy gimmicks like that.

    It’s a good game, but it’s not gonna age well. I think Portal and Portal 2 took them back to that feel.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    “There was nothing like it before, and nothing has been the same since.”

    Yeah … not buying what you’re selling.

    btw. didn’t like Bioshock either.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    So which game is it you feel that did anything like Half-Life before Half-Life, exactly?

    Unreal had to tell its cookie cutter story through text tablets. Quake just had you shooting at stuff because it looked awesome when you did.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    @10: I don’t rate videogames like that.

    I don’t care what it did back then, it has to deliver today, if it can’t do that, why should i bother?

    Deus Ex is a game that still delivers today. Half-Life does not.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @11 Well, you specifically disagreed with the sentence “There was nothing like it before, and nothing has been the same since”.

    I was thinking maybe you had something to substantiate that with.

    Deus Ex launched two years after Half-Life. And as Black Mesa clearly shows, it’s still great fun with a bit of extra polish and doodads.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. powerbuoy

    I recently bought a PC and (re)played HL2 as well as Ep1 & 2. Have to say I enjoyed every minute of it. The physics are still as good as most games today (in most cases even better). The openness is awesome (same goes for Crysis which I played for the first time only a week ago (had no idea that game was so good)) and the universe they’ve created is also really intriguing. I’m definitely getting this once it lands on Steam.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @12: Yeah, i think i kind of misread your comment. I apologize.

    Anyway, i know Deus Ex launched later, i just think it’s achievements were far more important than Half-Life’s achievements.

    I never played Half-Life when it came out, during that time i was still playing on consoles, so i guess i missed all that. I think my first real memories of PC gaming was Blood 2, which came out one month before Half-Life and i enjoyed it a lot. Recently replayed it, still fun.

    Also bare in mind that the german version of Half-Life 1 was heavily censored, with robots instead of human enemies and people sitting on the floor instead of dying. It really messed up the gaming experience.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DSB

    @14 No worries.

    I loved Blood 2 as well. I wish Monolith would go back to that whole series. I played the first one as well, and it really stood out among all the assembly line Doom clones of that time.

    I’ll just never forget playing Half-Life for the first time. The cinematic feel was something that no one else had done before.

    Deus Ex was kinda the culmination of all the Looking Glass games, from System Shock to Thief which were amazing as well, but they were all aiming to blend RPG and shooter, the genius was in letting you choose, where Half-Life was more of a straight action movie, and the genius was in the presentation.

    Half-Life didn’t singlehandedly build videogames, but I think it taught some much needed lessons about how you can present a game world, and guide a player through it.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Talkar

    Not again :(

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Edo

    It’s really solid so far even though I am slightly disappointed with the crowbar swinging animation,it’s like I am poking things and not hitting them :).Also,crouch jumping is really annoying at first but grows on you..especially since I didn’t pay for the damn thing :D .

    #17 3 years ago
  18. DSB

    Yeah I agree. The crowbar feels kinda messed up, and crouch jumping has always been a pain. That one ladder in the elevator shaft… Ugh.

    Much of the level design is pretty old school too.

    “Can’t find your way around? Tough!”

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Edo

    Yep,it’s old school all right,the absence of constant hand holding feels weird at times :) .

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Yoshi

    Why are they acting like this is a game? XD Sure reviews are fine but still lolz

    #20 3 years ago
  21. absolutezero

    Its liberating.

    I take back my previous statement of loving you guys and replace it with severe disappointment.

    Shame on you. Apart from DSB and Edo, you guys are still cool.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Edo

    @20 I don’t even …what!?@21 Thank you I guess.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Maximum Payne

    I find it so refreshing because its perfectly pace it has so much different elements in gameplay.Most importantly at least some kind of thinking is required.
    I always loved in HL series how long it takes to introduce you to new weapons :)

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Calistarius

    Played right up until you reach the surface and the marines start showing up. Very impressive stuff so far! Theyve changed some things around so it feels kind of fresh but at the same time it somehow feels exactly the same. Agree with SMG:s sound being about the only complaint so far, along with the soldiers sounding a lot less scary. Man the SMG sound from the original HL is one of my favourite weapon sounds in a game ever.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. MadFlavour

    Been playing this since yesterday. It’s good, really good considering it’s free. Constant crouch jumping has severely hurt my left hand though. Who’s idea was crouch jumping anyway? Of all the thoughts I’ve had on how game’s could be made better, make jumping awkward and annoying was never one of the.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Yoshi

    @22 Ohh come on XD You know what I mean :P This is a review of a mod, it just seems a little silly to be acting like it’s a full game release that’s what I’m saying.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. sleaker

    @8 – Watershedding:

    Starcraft (1998) – revolutionized Online multiplayer strategy games, along with providing a good campaign and a new UMS map style for making custom content, ultimately redefined what quality strategy was all about along with spearheading strategy games to be a ‘pro sport’

    As far as Half-Life.. it’s not half-life that was necessarily good by itself, but what people did with it that made it truly great: CS, DoD, NS & others.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. bpcgos

    Such a high score, and I’m sure their metacritic score will make the developer safe at their position until HL eps. 3 launched.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    @27 I don’t know about that, sounds like something that could turn into a pretty long discussion.

    To me there’s a pretty straight line from Orcs and Humans to Starcraft. It didn’t come out of nowhere, and it relied pretty heavily on what came before it.

    It had a huge impact, but I don’t think you can really call it a paradigm shift, in terms of defining design. RTS as a genre hasn’t exactly been energized by it.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Telepathic.Geometry

    @YoungZero: You don’t like Bioshock? OUT!!!

    #30 3 years ago
  31. roadkill

    @YoungZero You’re a f**king idiot! I don’t know what are you doing here if you don’t like playing games.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Edo

    @26 Download it and play it…THEN we can talk.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Yoshi

    @32 I have lol. Sure it’s awesome, sure it has the production style of an actual full game but it’s a mod, a mod based on recreating Half-Life in the source engine.

    Case & Point:
    Ohh what does that say “About the mod”? Ohh yes.. yes it does.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Edo

    @33 I’m sorry these reviews caused you so much pain,my bad.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Yoshi

    @34 Wow you really feel the need to take everything out of proportion don’t you? I feel sorry for you XD

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Calistarius

    @33 Yeah its a mod for the source engine. A mod that is a singleplayer game. That you play. That has original music, animations, textures, sounds, voice acting and so on. It took a lot of people years to make it all, and it could have turned out good or bad. Thats what the reviewers are reviewing. Its hardly like fully reviewing a skyrim crafting components mod.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    @31: I like playing games, you moron. I just don’t like playing these games. Overrated and pretentious is what they are. Kind of like a Coen Brothers movie.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. osric90

    @ALL Not loving Half-Life is like not loving Solaris in movies. Stupid people won’t get the privilege to.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Custard Ganet

    Half life is pretentious? Its an FPS with dimension hopping aliens

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    YoungZer0, likes new DmC and Enslaved and other crap with crappy storyline.


    #40 3 years ago
  41. YoungZer0

    @39: And yet people act like it’s the second coming of Jesus. They act like its story and characters are soooo deep.

    @40: Judging the story of a game that’s not even out yet. Keep it stupid, Erthazus.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. absolutezero

    No one acts like that.

    You yourself have acted like that in relation to Spec Ops though, I know that much.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. YoungZer0

    @42: So? Spec Ops actually had a good story and it’s shameful that so few people checked it out. That’s why i continue to mention the game whenever possible. It is the first, true anti-war game.

    And i don’t think i’m wrong. Just look at how aggressive some of the comments are, just because i dislike the game. And so many gaming websites especially praise the story of Half-Life 1/2.

    I think the ‘Half-Life in 60 seconds’ video pretty much sums it up:

    #43 3 years ago
  44. absolutezero

    Pretty much all the “… in 60 seconds” sum up everything they’ve ever been made for.

    Thats no indication of anything.

    I also was’nt being entirely serious. No one praise the story of Half Life, what they are praising is the way its told. Now you might not like the story its telling, which is perfectly fine its pretty generic all said but nothing like Half Life had ever been attempted before and very very little after has come close to matching its sense of place, pace and sense of progression.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. YoungZer0

    @44: Nope, i’m pretty sure people are praising the story, but i guess it’s only right to assume that they mean the storytelling, not the actual story itself.

    But i really have to disagree on that.

    Now, i’m going to use the opening of Bioshock as an example, as it has a very similar way of storytelling (If not the same) to kind of make myself clear.

    You get into an elevator, you hear someone talk, stuff happens in front of you, you can choose to completely ignore it, staring at the floor if you want. But the fact remains that you really don’t have a choice but to sit there and wait until it’s done.

    Same thing when you first encountered the first big daddy. Just stand there and watch, until the game decided to let you go.

    It’s like an unskippable cutscene.

    The dialogs work the same way. You have a small space in which you can walk, but you’re still waiting for events to unfold.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Erthazus

    spec Ops had good story…

    Lol. Cool story Bro. Nothing to comment here. You also need to add that gameplay there was innovative and refreshing.

    About Half_life story. Is it good or not? It’s perfect for the First Person Shooter. There are no FPS games with the story that is in Half-Life and it has nothing to do with super plot from literature geniuses. It’s about how Valve delivered it.

    HF is about generic lab scientist in the suit trying to get out of some bad situation but the way it is told with all secret stuff that you can find around and the way Valve introducing characters is just so awesome. Even Generic soldier feels so alive.

    Gordon Freeman does not say any word at all but when you are progressing you feel that he can say so much. When you are playing you understand him. It’s hard to explain, but that feeling is awesome.

    #46 3 years ago

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  • Star Wars Battlefront playable solo with bots

    Star Wars Battlefront players who can’t or won’t play with others can always team up with and against AI. Star Wars Battlefront will support AI bots for those who want to play alone, DICE has confirmed. According to design director Niklas Fegraeus, bots will be available both on and offline. We have a feature called […]

  • Free Helldivers update coming soon

    Helldivers developer Arrowhead Games has begun teasing a free update. The Helldivers teaser below is called “Turning up the Heat”, which seems to be the name of the update. It doesn’t tell us very much otherwise, but I’m sure fans can figure out some of the details from watching the gameplay. The update is “coming […]

  • Borderlands creator farewells Gearbox

    Borderlands creator Matt Armstrong has announced his departure from developer Gearbox Software. Borderlands was Armstrong’s baby; he created the franchise and wrote the first game. the franchise has gone on to great success, but nevertheless Armstrong is moving on. He announced his departure from Gearbox on Twitter, sounding quite cheerful about it. Things changed. No longer […]

  • Sony Pictures has been working to secure the Smash Bros. rights – report

    Super Smash Bros. might be a Nintendo flagship, but it’s Sony’s movie business that wants to bring it to the big screen. A Super Smash Bros. movie is referenced several times in documents published by Wikileaks following the huge Sony Pictures leak. ArsTechnica dug out these interesting snippets, discovering that Sony made a “full court […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

    Life is Strange Episode 3 will arrive as expected next month. Life is Strange developer Dontnod confirmed on Twitter that the third episode is on track for a May release. It's great to hear so many of you are excited for Episode 3 which will be released in May! (official date TBA) — Life […]

  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

    Modders are busy working on a Nintendo 3DS homebrew app which turns the system into a remote desktop. A post on the gbatemp forum (thanks, Eurogamer) shows the app in action running World of Warcraft on a 3DS – although not perfectly. At present, the app has a rather low frame-rate, but development is still […]

  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

    Hyperdimension Neptunia fans will be pleased to know three games in the franchise have release dates for Steam and Vita. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, which was announced for western audiences last year, will arrive on PS Vita will be released digitally and and at retail in North America on May 19 and in Europe […]

  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

    Remember when a Dragon Age: Inquisition survey popped up and outed possible content for the title? It’s happened again and this time it’s for the next Mass Effect game. Note: take the information contained herein with a grain of salt. Surveys, if this one is legit, are usually sent out to test ideas and aren’t […]

  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

    More GTA 5 information has been posted by modders poking around in the files of the PC version. This time, instead of zombies and horses, textures for the Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT vehicles have been found. New leaked vehicles Barbarian, Detonator and Tampa are also mentioned in the thread. A screencap of the files […]

  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

    DICE boss Patrick Bach has promised Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” as the game carries the Battlefront title for a reason. Speaking with Eurogamer during Day 2 of the Star Wars Celebration yesterday, Bach said the team stayed true to the “core ethos” of the Battlefront series by adhering to what […]

  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

    Sony is hosting another Flash Sale on the North American store with plenty of action games, and some films, to help get your weekend started. The list is super long, so here’s a few highlights: Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Bayonetta Beyond Good & Evil HD Castlevania: Harmony of Despair […]

  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

    It appears Postal 2 has a new add-on available. No, it’s not for the 2003 version, but the Complete Edition which was greenlit on Steam 10 years later. Called Paradise Lost, the add-on stars the Dude and contains a new single-player story campaign and new areas featuring free-roam gameplay. The original voice actor for the […]

  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]