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Cease fire campaign calls for online peacetime in memory of Sandy Hook victims

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 10:44 GMT By Dave Cook

A cease fire campaign has called on players of online shooting games to lay down arms in memory of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims. The campaign organisers aren’t blaming gamers for what happened, instead asking players to take action to show the rest of the world that gamers care about such issues. Get the details below.

MCV reports that the campaign will start on Friday December 21st, and will operate under the Twitter hashtag #OSCeaseFire, should you wish to voice your participation.

The ‘Day Of Ceasefire For Online Shooter’ campaign was started on Facebook as a reaction to claims that games – specifically Dynasty Warriors – were the catalyst for the Sandy Hook shootings.

“We are not blaming video games,” said organiser and GamerFitNation Inc CEO Antwand Pearman. “We are simply making a statement that we as Gamers are not going to sit back and ignore the lives that were lost.

“Instead we will embrace the families with our love and support. This starts Thursday night, Friday morning at 12am and will in Friday night, Saturday morning at 12am.”

Will you take part by laying down arms? Let us know below.

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28 Comments

  1. peteb

    While I appreciate the gesture of this activity I wouldn’t support it myself as I believe people could get the wrong idea about what it represents.

    I can see many people viewing it as some kind of collective admission of guilt; that games were somehow responsible for the tragic events.

    I think we as gamers should keep gaming as removed as possible in connection to this tragedy and look at the real issues instead.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Crimsoneer

    No. Sorry, but what an absolute pile of wank. LETS STOP SHOOTING OUR IMAGINARY GUNS.

    You know what I’m going to do to remember the Sandy Hook victims? Talk to my friends about gun control. Read up on depression and how it affects people. Enjoy life, and everything in it. You know, actually do something fucking useful.

    What a bunch of self-aggrandising thundercunts. This sort of bullshit internet campaign is like pissing yourself in black pants – a lot of warm feelings nobody else cares about, but you still come out like a massive tit.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Froseidon

    To start, I would like to say that the Sandy Hook Shootings are terrible. I have never seen why America has laws allowing guns to be carried, but then again, I am from the UK.

    Now that that is said: “The campaign organisers aren’t blaming gamers for what happened, instead asking players to take action to show the rest of the world that gamers care about such issues.”
    - I’m sorry, but I am sick of people not seeing “Gamers” as people. We care like every other person (because last I checked, we are people), why do we need to prove that to anyone else? It is an honourable goal to be sure, and it is something we do with our hobby but seriously, the media has blown the blame on gaming out of control by using stupid reasons that stupid people believe.

    Take this for example – “Dynasty Warriors – were the catalyst for the Sandy Hook shootings.” – So am I led to believe that a game with no modern weaponry (I.E – Guns) in it is to blame for shootings? Hmm, interesting take.

    P.S – I would like to re-iterate that I do not support the shootings and that they were a terrible thing, but I just get angry when games have been blamed for things that is clearly not possible. A film, song or even a painting has just as much blame potential, but no, its always games…

    P.P.S – I know this organisation is not blaming gamers, but someone clearly has. I do feel this campaign is honourable but I’m pretty sure there are other ways to honour the victims as well without attaching games to the subject. Finally, I’d like to say that the campaigners are doing something morally good, which is great.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. HauntaVirus

    I’m all for supporting a good cause but video games have nothing to do with this tragedy. Therefore, they shouldn’t be intermingled with this campaign or associated with the Sandy Hook shooting.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Gheritt White

    I both support and will be taking part in this worthy cause.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. FeaturePreacher

    Maybe I should take part and not play my shooting games. Instead, I’ll go read the anarchist’s cookbook, watch a violent movie such as the dark knight rises, listen to Metallica’s kill’em all, and then squeeze out a few rounds of real bullets from my AR-15 semi automatic rifle, since we know asking people to not shoot real guns that kill real people is just too much to do after such a tragedy.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. CPC_RedDawn

    How about trying to call of cease fire in Syria?? How about Afghan? Libya? Iraq? Egypt?

    Thousands upon thousands of innocent women, children, and men have died and are dying every day in these countries!???

    And you want to call of cease fire because “oh no, its happened in our country to our children and that’s not acceptable! Where everyone can carry a firearm legally!!”

    Yea it is a tragedy that these children were brutally gunned down in their own school with their teachers. And the scumbag that did it should be FORGOTTEN about! Not consistently mentioned in the media like he is being. I have no idea of ANY of the names of the victims or the hero teachers who tried to save /shield them.

    Video games do NOT kill people, Gun do NOT kill people, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!!! Stop trying to find something to blame it on.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    I’m wondering when “gamer” became a social tag. Y’know like white male, etc.

    I’d be fucking embarrassed if I met a guy who introduced himself by “Hi, I’m Earl, I’m q gamer”.

    Just seems odd… Though I guess it’s happening all the time with music… Y’know, that somehow the type of media you consume, somehow defines you in a meaningful way.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Stardog

    I heard the shooter also walked into the school. I would appreciate it if you would all stop walking. Walking.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. roadkill

    What!? Why the f**k should we do this!? Terrorists are killing each other and I should stop gaming because of it!? F**k it! This is a moment of joy! I’ll do the exact opposite thing, I’ll hack as many newbies as I can today. Cheers!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    Fuck no. I don’t even like FPS games and I find this offensive. This is us, as a community acting like we’ve done something wrong. The real problem is mental health, not videogames. I say NO! I will in fact, purposely make sure I play something online with guns in it, even if I have to do a Gamestop rental of Killzone or Resistance or something.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Cobra951

    To support this would be to support the notion that online shooters have something to do with the real shootings. So, no–hell, no.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. shogoz

    It’s just an idiot making a group just to see how many idiots will do it so they can feel good about themselves when masturbating next. simple.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DSB

    I think some of you guys are kinda overreacting. Those crimes have nothing to do with gaming, so why is this threatening?

    They’re pretty clearly saying that it isn’t about being apologetic, it’s just about showing sympathy for the victims. In that sense I think these guys look more balanced than the rest of society who won’t even discuss their very real gun laws.

    I think it’s a nice thought even if it’ll never be enforced, and even though no one will notice.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    No “I WILL NOT” support this. This is not gaming’s fault and gamers across the world shouldn’t have to feel guilty because this tragedy happened. Its messed up yes and you can call me cold blooded if you want but if my daughter had died in this I wouldn’t want to spread the grief across the world. I’m sorry nut cases like that guy is out there but like I said thats the society we live in now.

    Cobra I just noticed your post above mine while I’m typing this and I second your opinion. HELL NO! Don’t feel safe to have your child go to school then there are other options like home study or something. The gaming industry has nothing to do with this and if any of the victims feel that way or other morons of society then fuck you. plain and simple.

    I blame facebook and twitter for the killings now. This guy used facebook or twitter in his life time. I say the ignorance and out right stupidity of Facebook and twitter made this guy do the shootings now. Everyone stop using facebook and twitter please! Also I want everyone on that date to not watch TV or Movies at all. Don’t upload any Youtube vids containing anything of ignorance or violence.

    Pfft…You think this is the end of this kind of stuff? Next year there will more mass murders. Theres been mass murder going on in Syria for the past year I wonder if thats a result of video games too.

    “We are not blaming video games,” said organiser and GamerFitNation Inc CEO Antwand Pearman.

    Yes you are you dumb fuck!

    “We are simply making a statement that we as Gamers are not going to sit back and ignore the lives that were lost.

    Motherfucker who are “we”? You don’t speak for me asshole. Like I said any gamer doing this is admitting your guilt to this unfortunate incident that has nothing to do with video games. I hate ass holes like him who go on shitbook and try to get attention for their organization by starting dumb ass causes like this. Fuck I want to punch this guy in the face man. This article pisses me off.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    The reactions in this thread are perplexing.

    This is supposed to be symbolic, not literal. A simple little sacrifice intended to represent a stance on your feeling of something tragic, not a crusade against society or anything so drastic. No blame is being thrown around.

    It’s a nice gesture, even if it doesn’t get to the core of the problem. Ultimately, at the end of the day, nothing will bring back the children and nothing will cure the grief the parents are going through. The whole thing is tragic. The least any of us can do is take some time to empathize with the suffering these people are going through.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    Can’t you guys play something else for one evening?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    Everyday people in afghanistan and pakistan are being killed by dronestrikes. Stop playing Call of Duty as long as drones are being used.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    OG: “Can’t you guys play something else for one evening”?

    Yes we can but that’s not the point. If we change our daily habits based on something that’s meant to symbolized a cause that doesn’t relate to our hobby then that’s making us affiliated with that thing whether it be good or bad.

    This ass hat just wants attention to his organization and is feeding off of this bad news. I hate when people do this. Kotaku isn’t doing this…IGN doesn’t have a Sandy Hook violence awareness games thing going on. This douche bag along with other douche bag bags on SHITBOOK do this. Its shameless attention to me.

    Wheres the fucking Syria sympathy day at? Only in fucking America are we suppose to feel sorry for humanity. FUCK AMERICA, FUCK FACEBOOK, and FUCK this doucebag starting this dumb ass cause. This is what I hate so much about America and the media here. Little kids are dying every day all over the world. How many kids in Syria died this week? Is that based on video games. Aren’t those the guys who we kill in COD and MOH so its game related right? Fuck America man and fuck this cause. My heart goes out to the kids man because that could have been my child but America needs to stop with the feel sorry for us more because we’re more special shit. Its sickening and fucking leave video games out of it man. I’m tired of video games catching this wrap.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DB

    I think I’m gonna play that one airport level in Modern warfare I heard off so often.
    Seriously speaking out loud to represent a group of peoples who most of the time: A) Don’t even know. And B) Don’t give two shit about that kind of event. Is just plain retarded.
    I for one don’t even like shooter games but this is just dumb, dumfucks.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    So unless you mourn everyone, you should mourn no one. That’s certainly a very balanced and compassionate view.

    Which is to say nothing for the fact that no one actually wants anyone to help Syria. If you use military power, that’s wrong, and if you don’t, that’s wrong too. Political correctness makes for lousy foreign policy.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    I understand and agree to a large point. But I wonder, for some gamers, I think it is a legit question.

    There is zero chance that a call for a game out like this would work. But I see what they are saying.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    I always liked “Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick”. DSB. But your right, sometimes too much PC is a bad thing.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. OrbitMonkey

    Wouldn’t it be more productive to have a gaming marathon to raise money for the survivors?

    Ok, obviously not a FPS, but something family friendly etc.

    Showing sympathy by not doing something? Weak sauce man. What you trying to say? “Oh I’m so addicted to violent games! But this tragedy, will make me put up my pad for the day & watch Jersey Shore instead”.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @25 I think the idea is to use the time as a personal vigil more than anything else. A chance to reflect.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    Hey everyone lets take the time to reflect on matters like this when it only happens to Americans. Lets not all reflect on things like this happening to children outside of America because only when things like this happen in the good U.S. of A. we should participate in making a change some how. Gamers around the world unite for an American disaster! Put down your controllers for one day please cause it’ll show respect for people you don’t know anything about.

    Hundreds of kids across the world are being slaughtered everyday but the world sits and just looks on and gamers keep playing COD and MOH hours on hours to no end.
    How come no one on shitbook or the media is linking the violence and child killing in Syria on video games? Oh thats right they’re Muslims who cares about those people right?

    Participating in this act is only showing that its wrong when American kids are killed by random acts of mass violence but not other kids in countries around the world.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @27 Those deaths are just as tragic, and deserve just as much respect. If you think those deserve some sort of vigil or time to reflect, then extra kudos to you too.

    If you know of ways people can help those people, feel free to share with us.

    For many of us with children, this is just something that hits a little close to home. It happened on our soil and in our neighbourhoods. It’s understandable that parents would be scared for their own children after an event like this.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. theevilaires

    @28 Yea you can help by not mocking other kids who are slaughtered by crazy ass mad men by not doing what this moron ask. Instead use facebook and twitter for more positive things instead of trying to get likes for your organization.

    #28 2 years ago

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    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

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  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

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  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

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  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

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  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

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  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

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  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

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  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

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