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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 3 years ago
  2. Clupula

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

    #2 3 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 3 years ago
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    #4 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  9. Old MacDonald

    Not having to play with other people is very appealing.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. _LarZen_

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

    #10 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  16. viralshag

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

    #16 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  20. TMRNetShark

    HAHAH, Google… XCOM…

    I am done.

    #20 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  23. SlayerGT

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

    #23 3 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 3 years ago
  25. Edo

    Who is this guy again?

    #25 3 years ago
  26. OrbitMonkey

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

    #26 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago

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

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

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

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

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

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

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

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

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

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

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

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

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

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

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

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

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

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

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

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

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

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

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

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

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

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

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

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

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

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

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

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

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

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]