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Gogogic CEO believes single-player games need to offer something “very appealing” otherwise, they’re “gimmicks”

Friday, 26 October 2012 21:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Gogogic CEO Jonas Antonsson believes single-player games need to offer the player something “very appealing” otherwise, single-payer games become nothing more than “gimmicks” in a multiplayer world.

Speaking with A List Daily, Antonsson, who heads up the independent games studio based out of Reykjavik, Iceland, believes games are meant to be played with others, and were designed as such from the onset.

“The single player mechanic is a gimmick – games are meant to be played with others and it doesn’t matter if it’s in-person or online,” he said. “The first games were designed as multiplayer experiences, but when computer and console games became a thing there was a need to construct an antagonist and/or a protagonist for commercial purposes,” he continued. You couldn’t depend on people coming together to have a synchronous experience over a game. That would have simply stifled sales. And since there was no reasonable way to connect people in other ways – the arcade was the only serious attempt – it became an industry need to project the game as the other player.

“Playing a game is a multiplayer activity and can easily be seen as such when you watch young toddlers play by themselves. They invent someone to play with, someone that they talk to and interact with.

“But now we can connect people in and around a game through real time PvP and PvE mechanics and the need for pure single-player games had gone down. We have multiple plots and stories and build the meta-experience for the entire audience. The premise for making games has changed – reverted back to building multiplayer experiences that are true to the game form.”

Antonsson said this doesn’t mean there isn’t room for “great single-player titles,” citing DayZ, Dark Souls and other “games that make you sweat and curse every couple of minutes.”

“It means that those titles have to be very appealing and cater well to the hardcore audience,” Antonsson said. “So games that drive you crazy can be excellent because they are well designed, not because that’s what games are supposed to do or how they should always work.”

Thanks, GI International.

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29 Comments

  1. hitnrun

    …what?

    EDIT: Does anyone else’s logical faculties translate “something very appealing” to mean, basically, a gimmick? Because that would be ironic.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    I don’t think I could disagree with this guy more.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Instead of gimmick he should have used the word Niche.

    I believe the weak internet experience has held a lot of markets back from fully embracing OMP. No, not everything has to be a FPS CoD experience, there are lot of MP focused games that are out there. And to an extent I agree with the stance, sp games are fading.

    But they are not a gimmick, they just aren’t as popular(or lucrative) as they once were. Companies now want us to buy maps packs, DLC “expansions”, or pay to play via microtransactions. A self contained single player experience doesn’t have the same opertunites to sell post purchase goodies the same way a CoD, EA Sports games, or even a f2p game does.

    #3 2 years ago
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    #4 2 years ago
  5. Clupula

    @3 – I disagree. There are MANY opportunities for single player DLC. They’re just not as easy to create. Disgaea 3 & 4 EACH have about $60 worth of extra characters and DLC chapters and costumes and other modes to sell as DLC. This gen’s two Fallout games put out how much DLC? What were the big deals for GTA IV’s DLC? No one cared about the multiplayer aspects of those.

    Companies can still get the extra money they want from single player experiences.

    Personally, I dislike multiplayer for the most part, unless it’s in fighting games. I’m having a good time with Resident Evil 6′s co-op and before that Borderlands, but those games are the exception, not the rule for me. Yes, there are millions of people who buy the COD games just for the multiplayer, but there are also millions who don’t, who are really a great untapped market at the moment.

    It’s just that if you want people to keep paying money for single player content, you’ve got to be more creative about it than just making a map pack and letting everybody play in that.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Lord Gremlin

    The most dumb and ridiculous statement I’ve heard this year. There’s a huge demographic that just don’t touches multiplayer and hates when it’s in the game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    .It’s a valid point, some of the oldest games in the world are PvP… But it’s also a core part of human nature to invent stories for our games.

    When I watch kids play (in a totally none pedo way) I see them inventing characters & storylines, not rules & keeping score.

    Humans love stories more than competition, so guys can keep trying to push the PvP nature, theirs defo a market for it, but theirs always going to be a big market for SP
    Gimmick not necessary, just a good story. Or the freedom to create our own.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Beta

    “A multiplayer world” What a depressing statement.

    I Never play multiplayer games and I’m perfectly happy Mr Antonsson. The only multiplayer game I’ve ever enjoyed is Journey and I hate it when perfectly decent SP games have a multiplayer mode tacked on. Words can’t express how much I disagree with this man.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Old MacDonald

    Not having to play with other people is very appealing.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. _LarZen_

    Strange….for me multiplayer in most games is the gimmick…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Da Man

    Humans love stories more than competition
    That’s one of the biggest bs I’ve read in a while. Even more so when applied to computer entertainment. You confuse humans with deprived people who ‘d rather play versus pattern based AI.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Your free to disagree, though labelling people who do enjoy SP videogames as deprived isn’t very nice is it?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    I stand behind what I said. Tho Cupula has some good points. Bethesdia makes some of the strongest SP experiences(and best selling) of this gen. They also infuse some compeling and strong DLC opertunities. In a sense you could say they are a great templet for other companies to follow.

    But I still say that market is shrinking. Which is why I say Niche. SP is becoming less of a focus and I think will indeed be a Niche demographic. I don’t think it will go anywhere. But I think OMP will continue to eclispe SP going forward.

    But calling sp a gimmick is just plan insulting.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OrbitMonkey

    To say the SP market is drying up, is just buying into dev hype tho. “Nobody buys SP anymore!”

    Oh, that’s why Skyrim & Minecraft are doing so well. That’s why GTA 5 is getting folks excited, the MP!

    CoD 4, a fan favorite, in no small part to its story, Halo , another fave, apparently has a great story… No, has no impact at all!

    Team Fortress, a very long running MP only shooter… With a huge amount of character back story & comedy vids out by valve…

    Just sayin, story matters.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    Minecraft is a multiplayer game, with zero story.

    And I am not advocating that SP is dying or will be gone all together. But if you think that Devs are pushing MP, you have to ask yourself why? Why would they do that? And in truth Devs alone don’t determine where the market goes, consumers do.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. viralshag

    I actually agree with him. I think he could have worded it better though.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. UuBuU

    I’m more of an online gamer, but I love a wide variety single-player games as well for a more casual gaming experience.

    What I think gaming needs are more games that are either exclusively single-player or exclusively multiplayer; not both. Single player only feels like a “gimmick” to me when it’s tacked onto a game which should really only be multiplayer. Likewise, multiplayer only becomes a gimmick when it’s tacked onto a game where single-player should be the main focus.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    Mp sells more dlc.
    Mp sells online passes.
    Mp stops used sales (to an extent)
    So mp is definitely the future.
    I don’t like this future.
    SP will always remain my preferred way for video games. Although I can understand where the dev is coming from and why people like mp.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. OrbitMonkey

    huh, I thought Minecraft was SP, but you could swop & share maps online? Didn’t realize it had a MP co-op or PvP? My bad I guess.

    But to your point about consumers pushing for MP… I don’t think they are tbh. Publishers are sure. They’d all like to deliver the next CoD… But that’s the thing. Consumers only need the one online shooter, the one online racer, the one online sportsgame.

    They’ll buy ten or more different SP games throughout the year, but only tie themselves down to one or two MP heavy games.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. TMRNetShark

    HAHAH, Google… XCOM…

    I am done.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    I agree with ya Orbit on players needing only one of each genere for Online games. In most cases. Of course that will likely que the guy(s) on this site that own all of the OMP shooters and claim they play them all equaly. But in truth if you prefer BF over CoD, likly you won’t purchase both franchises every year.

    As far as gamers buying SP games in a year over MP ones, that is why the publishers put out DLC and “Season/Online” passes. To make up for what they view as lost revenue. If two gens ago you bought 3 games and put 30 hours into each, they sold you 3 games, but now if you buy one CoD and put 100hours into it, they think that have lost two game sales. So that is why game like CoD(or Madden, or BF) cost 60usd at the store and have 50usd extras to purchase. Your game costs 110usd.

    The samething is true for consoles/platforms. Esp true with Xbox360. Most of its tops sellers are online games. People tend to put more hours into MP online games then sp ones. There for MS doesn’t make as much from liscening fees(that they collect everytime a new game is sold). So again, in MS eyes they lose money. How do they counter that? First they introduced(Mechassult, xbox one) and promoted DLC, and more importantly they charge users a Xbox Live Gold fee to play online.

    But all of that is mute if consumers don’t buy Online MP games. And of course they do. We all vote with our wallets. And millions of folks every year votes for CoD, Halo, BF, EA Sports, Forza, NFS, Etc. Even the sales of some of the more SP focused gems that Sony cranks out like the UC games(which, ofc also have MP tacked on) don’t match the numbers of the other games that focus on MP.

    Like I said consumers control where the market goes. And there is also an economic catilist here too, if I can get 400hours of play out of one game and only 15-30 out of another, which one gives me the most value for my money? Gamers today might not have the same amount of cash to spend as they used to. I know I used to have a 400usd a month game budget a couple gens back. Now I rent, buy arcade/indie games, pounce on Steam sales, and buy only a handfull of new retail games each year. I bet lots of other folks are looking for as many hours as they can get out of their games too.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OrbitMonkey

    Yeah i’m agreeing with you there OG… But i’m more of the opinion that consumers are being shepherded into the MP in everything, rather than choosing themselves.

    Obviously its for the reasons you state… Its just a shame to think that we’ll need a console kickstarter in the future if we want decent SP :/

    #22 2 years ago
  23. SlayerGT

    Whatever Dishonored does in sales, is what every publisher should expect from their game..and that’s being kind.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. OlderGamer

    You know where I find some of the best SP experiences Orbit? Nintendo (3)DS. Lots of really strong, story focused games that take me back a couple of gens. Sort of retro games with modern sensibilities. I have been playing a friends 3DS and can’t wait to score my own XL version.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Edo

    Who is this guy again?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. OrbitMonkey

    @24, I just knew you’d bring it round to Ninty! :)

    #26 2 years ago
  27. ududy

    Games are not “meant to be played with others”. That’s just nonsense, a way to define “games” that fits with the speaker’s business. The concept covers a very wide – and growing – variety of activities, some suitable for social play and some not.

    Sometimes you want to go play soccer with your pals, or go drinking with them – it doesn’t mean that you also want them around you when reading a book or tinkering with some hobby.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    Singleplayer will always exist. As long as there are Valve or Bioshock/System shock creators or Rockstar there will be always a singleplayer stuff.

    Multiplayer is not the future. Multiplayer right now is big because console gamers never experienced it in the past.
    I experienced my first multiplayer in 90s on my PC. This multiplayer shit soon is going to end like it was in the start of 2004s and when consoles started to have decent popularity.

    Next gen will have singleplayer games, multiplayer games, some of the consoles will start to offer MMO games in the end. It’s already started with DC Universe Online, DUST 514 or Dragon Quest.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Da Man

    I experienced my first multiplayer when I was five, played it via imaginary modem on a non existing internet in Magadan.

    I also bought a Mac in 80s, I swear it cost about as much as a Raduga TV set.

    #29 2 years ago

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    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]