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Capcom financials lowered due to weak Resi 6 sales, Monster Hunter 4 delayed

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 10:16 GMT By Dave Cook

Capcom has slashed its sales projections for the financial year ending March 31st 2013. The move comes following weak sales of Resident Evil 6, as well as a release date slip for Monster Hunter 4 that will see it miss this financial year. The report suggests that Capcom had high hopes for the 3DS title, but the game’s delay has now lopped off a sizeable chunk of its forecast.

The company projected net sales of 105,000 million yen for the financial year, as it bet big on the success of Resident Evil 6 and Monster Hunter 4.

Capcom has issued a new projection of 93,500 million yen, which equates to a drop of 11%, and added in its report, “Sales of the major new title Resident Evil 6 were initially strong, but subsequently weakened. As a result, sales for this title are certain to fall short of the plan.”

The developer also added that Monster Hunter 4′s delay will give it time to, “Further raise the quality of the game.” No new date has been given, but it will now launch in Japan after March 2013, with Gematsu reporting that it will launch in Summer.

Resident Evil 6 polarised game critics when it launched in October – see our score round-up for the full spectrum of numbers therein. Regardless, the game broke Capcom shipping records, but it appears as if those shipped copies failed to translate into sales.

Are you a fan of Resident Evil 6, or do you dislike it? Let us know what you made of it below.

Thanks Polygon.

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  1. SameeR_Fisher

    So how many unites did RE6 sell ?!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    YES!

    Fuck yeah! Resident Evil brand is crappy now. That shows how CAPCOM was wrong about Broshooting fest №6. Maybe next gen it will be a horror game.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    eh, Resi 6 is no where near as bad as its been made out to be. With the recent patch fixing alot of the niggling problems with the camera and FoV you can set it up to more or less play like a far smoother RE4/5.

    With another person, which I’m guessing alot of the people complaining never had access to, it turns from a middling action game into a great little co-op shooter.

    Much like Borderlands. In fact I would say I’m having far more fun with RE6 with a partner than I ever had with Borderlands 2, even when co-oping.

    At least Resi knows its script is shit.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Da Man

    Addicts demand the same old Poor camera/tank controls/Umbrella stuff :(

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    @4

    looks like this flew straight above your head without noticing… WE ADDICTS DEMAND HORROR… yes that is what we want and we want the controls,camera etc from the new game too.. but WE DONT WANT A BROSHOOTING FEST.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    - Capcom’s Dream Reality: We need to make RE more action because it people don’t like survival horror games anymore.
    - Reality: The actionified RE6 doesn’t sell all that well.
    - Possible result: Capcom tries to mix Monster Hunter with RE.

    @4
    Actually no. They demand a decent horror game, something that Dead Space 1 proved can be made and enjoyed. It didn’t have tank controls, it used modern camera and obviously had nothing to do with Umbrella or RE. That game felt closer to old school REs than any modern RE game.

    Of course EA realized that it is Survival Horror and decided to add co-op, cover system and human enemies to make it more like RE6.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Mike W

    @4

    I have to agree with some of the commenters here, I miss the survival horror aspect of the game. But I did enjoy RE 6 of what it was, but the whole time, I was thinking the game would’ve been great if they would’ve stuck to the survival horror theme of the game.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    Survival Horror is not a theme, its a genre and its gameplay is tied into its appeal. The Resi titles are no longer Survival Horror and everything apart from Dead Space 1 is’nt either.

    See there needs to be some sort of Survival aspect to just the normal horror tropes, be that ammo conservation, enemy avoidance or puzzle solving, Dead Space just had jump scares and blasting everything. Mainly because it was directly inspired by Resi 4, which was not Survival Horror either.

    SH is niche as all hell so I guess I can’t blame the major huge publishers from shying away from it, what I don’t understand is why no other teams are steping in to fill the void. Current Handhelds, XBLA and Steam are the perfect places to create some cheaper actual horror titles. Cinema gets this thats why things like Paranormal Activity are pumped out every single year.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    If you completely ignore the fact that Resident Evil is not a Horror Game anymore, you have a rather decent action title here. Terrible dialogs, terrible story, terrible characters, but decent action.

    Nothing new, mind you, but still better than RE5.

    PS: When is Revelation going to come out on PSN? Heard a shitload of good things about the game.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Da Man

    #5

    Well, then addict, please elaborate on what makes the game horrible. Since if it wasn’t for the backwards camera angles, controls and recycled ‘story’ Re 1, 2, and 3 are all the same as 4 or Dead Space.

    Silent Hill was just a right game released at the right time, it was really cool and well-made, which is why the first two originals sold a bit, but who wants to play the same psychotic Steven King induced bs again and again.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. RPRezo

    #10

    And who said it was horrible? It’s a mediocre game that ditched the genre of the original series to play in totally different field. And there are 2 problems with that:
    1) Series fans wanted a horror, not a shooter.
    2) Shooter fans have a lot of much better games and they don’t need another “mostly ok” series.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Clupula

    Man, I can’t wait to see what happens after Lost Planet 3 and DmC don’t mean projections, either.

    I’m not a Capcom hater, but I really think they should focus on what they do best.

    I will say I actually quite liked RE6, EXCEPT for the tedious Chris sections. I’m trying to platinum the game right now, and replaying the Leon and Jake sections was fun. Doing Chris’ right now on Professional, even if I only have one more chapter left to do, is work. And not fun work.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    As for survival horror, I’d say the first Dead Space still managed to be it, while the only true game in the genre this entire gen has been Siren: Blood Curse on the PSN.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    Thing is, the deffinitions of Survival Horror have changed scince PSx. The Resi games where built with bad controls, poor cam work, and a slow pace. I get the slow pace. But the other two need fixing. You have to look at what came after Resi. Left4Dead, for example, took the slow pace stuff and turned it on its head. No longer where gamers fighting the controler, the cam, or the lack of amo. And no longer was it a game where only a select few would want to play. My wife plays the L4D games and loves em.

    If Capcom set out to recreate the experience of the first games, they will fail.

    If you want to see how to do a Survival Horror game go study ZombiU. Because it the closest thing to a Resi game we are going to get, and for good reason. The rules have change, the genere has changed. All Capcom was trying to do was tap into that. Too bad some fans are stuck in the past. We live in a day where most gamers would rather play Gears of War then Resi Evil.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Da Man

    #11

    I was saying horrible in the sense of the horror genre..

    What is a horror game? I presume an action one with a handicapped protagonist and scarce ammo..

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    Left4Dead is NOT a survival horror game. It’s a FPS with zombies. Fun, but even less horror than RE6.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    Bring back Onimusha! I miss Samanosuke and I think he shoukld be in the next PlayStation Battle Royale or at least a DLC character.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tki5y2Llyp8

    Kick ass intro plain and simple

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    But that is what I mean Clupula, ask the average person what their deffenition of the genere is and most would likly include a game like L4D. My wife for example. Watched Walking Dead, loved it, and started looking for games like it. Had Zero intrest in Resi games because she played them on PSx and Dreamcast, found them frustrating and not much fun. I showed her L4D, now we own both games(even bought 4 packs on Steam to hand them out to friends/family) and we play often.

    It isn’t about being Survival Horror for the sake of it. It is about making a fun game. The old RE games weren’t acsesable. And outside dedicated fans, I doubt they would sell. I think Capcom knows that and has been trying to broaden them up. But more people play Blops games then RE games. And games like Gears and L4D prolly eat the would be purchases of RE games too.

    Alan Wake played similar to the classic RE formula. It was a good game, but didn’t sell all that well.

    So really, what is a Survival Horror game, and is it important enough to stick with a tired and aging formula in spite of weak sales?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. RPRezo

    #15 And what’s an action game? I presume it’s a god-game with a handicapped protagonist that can’t kill everyone on sight with a touch of a button? Oh, and what’s up with that Mario fellah, why doesn’t he use a machine-gun?

    What I’m trying to say is: making character weaker is not equal “handicapped protagonist and scarce ammo”. But yeah, horror and unstoppable killing machine in place of a protagonist a two mutually exclusive things.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Da Man

    #19

    Populous was called that..

    Action game is where the point of the game is to kill your way through the level, these so called ‘horror’ games are about killing your way through but in a handicapped way.. I really don’t see that warrants to be called differently.

    I get it you don’t want to play a co-op shooter, but last I checked all Iw as doing in Re3 was killing Nemesis with a crapload of ammo I synthesized, while in Dead Space I was killing aliens with a crapload of ammo I bought..

    There really is a blurry line in between.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. RPRezo

    #20

    No, they horrors are not “about killing your way through”. They are about surviving through. Remember my Mario example? Well it still works: you can say that most platformers are “about killing your way through but in a handicapped way”. But you wouldn’t say that (I hope). Because platformers are not actions despite having enemies (well some games are both, but that’s beside the point). And it’s also right for horrors.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. xino

    shame Capcom.

    very annoying that the reviews impacted the sales of RE6.
    great game to me.

    the industry do not know they are the ones killing the industry.

    just because you don’t like a game because it isn’t what it used to be or changed, doesn’t mean you need to hate the game.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. absolutezero

    OG you need to look at the numbers that the Resident Evil series sold. Really, I’ll wait here while you nip off and have a look.

    To date the series has shifted over 50 Million copies putting it into a pretty exclusive little club. Its by far the most important franchise to Capcom with the list of Capcom produced games selling over a million dominated by Resi.

    Its not a small series, Mikami changed it up because the series was getting stale by continuing down the same path, he completely changed action gaming in doing so.

    Survival horror is a pretty specific genre the edges are a little bit misty in that quite a few games can fit into the genre while mainly being something else, like Amnesia for example. Theres nothing Survival Horror about L4D, nothing at all. Half Life is closer to SH than L4D ever will be.

    Its deader than a dodo though, no one actually wants to be scared or even think about being scared. Look at the reaction to Dark Souls asking for players to work a little bit.

    “It’s too hard, my feet hurt, the music is too loud, I’m scared, I wish I was at home.”

    #23 2 years ago
  24. freedoms_stain

    Alan Wake played like RE? Really?

    Alan Wake didn’t have much survival about it, or horror for that matter.

    I’ve never been a huge RE fan, but I fail to recall infinite ammo crates laying around at handy intervals.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Da Man

    #21

    For games built around surviving most of them have way too many shooting and bonuses based on how well you perform in regards to killing.

    Halo Odst was more about surviving than Res. And it was dark and scary too.

    You got enhanced weapons and an infinite ammo for killing Nemesis.

    The whole genre is just something gamers made up. Which is why it’s so called ‘dead’. It never really existed, there were just just a few action games which weren’t the same as the rest.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. RPRezo

    #26

    And Metal Gear Solid has a bandana with infinite ammo as one of the bonuses for completion. So what? That’s not stopping MGS from being a stealth game. Having infinite ammo is a reward that gives you an ability to get revenge on monsters after all they’ve put you through. It totally breaks the game, but that’s the whole point – to have some mindless fun after playing it properly.

    And horror-games are not dead in the slightest. But as with so many genres that are not actions or sandboxes, it’s not loved by AAA-making companies anymore. Still, some of the best ever horror games were made in recent years – like Amnesia and Corpse Party.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. RPRezo

    #23

    >>Look at the reaction to Dark Souls asking for players to work a little bit.

    It got so successful that Namco Bandai decided to turn it into one of it’s main big-budget franchises.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Da Man

    #27

    You totally took that out of the context.

    Metal Gear Solid.. not only lets you play practically the whole game by blasting people away with an auto-aim, but regardless of it not really being an example of a stealth game (it always tried to be as accessible as possible, so why even bring that up here?..)…

    …The whole game of Re3 Nemesis was built around your weapon performance.. against Nemesis. It wasn’t a funny bonus for beating the game by running away from him.. It was the opposite.

    They were always about shooting your way through. I can go Rambo style as Master Chief, but I have to be careful and stealthy as an Odst. Does that mean Odst is another genre.

    Even in Silent Hill there were so many ammo if you explored that city it’s not funny..

    #28 2 years ago
  29. absolutezero

    The phrase Survival Horror was coined by Capcom for Resident Evil itself. Each time you load up a saved game you would get a message along the lines of :

    “You have now stepped into the world of survival horror…Good luck!”

    During the last generation there were enough games with similar controls, atmosphere and goals that it could easily be a new genre itself. Its entirely possible to create one with great controls and still keep the prime tenents of the series in-tact. Blood Curse and the Wii Fatal Frames have no hampering controls or camera problems.

    Make no mistake though it is dead now, a couple of games a generation may come forward with some new ideas alongside more traditional ones but aside from those theres nothing there apart from a community now. Perhaps Zwei or Outlast might instill some undead life to the scene.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. RPRezo

    #29

    Yes, it’s possible to play MGS as an action. And Hitman. And other stealh-games or survival horrors. But that’s not how they are supposed to be played. That’s just an option added to make this games more accessible and give players more freedom.

    This talk is getting a bit redundant and pointless, but I’ll try one last time: there is a difference between giving an additional option and making it a main gameplay focus. A LOT of games have action elements. That doesn’t make every game an action. But if you insist that horror-games doesn’t exist, than you should start saying this about stealth, platformers, sandboxes and other genres that intersect with actions from time to time. Otherwise it looks like you are a hater with double standards.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Da Man

    #31

    Stealth games do exist though: Thief, Splinter Cell, Manhunt. And they’re actually impossible to beat the shooty way. I was saying Mgs would be a poor example since we were talking about such a niche genre, see..

    As for intersections, yes there exist as well multi-genre video games.

    I’m saying there isn’t that much to differ these ‘horrors’ from mere action games. As opposed to e.g. stealth games.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. RPRezo

    #32

    Amnesia. Corpse Party. Horror games with almost no action whatsoever.

    RE was one of those intersections that you admitted do exist (like MGS was for stealth). Horror + action with the focus on the first one. And now it has no horror, while action is sub-par.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Da Man

    #33

    I haven’t played neither ‘Amnesia’ nor that ‘Corpse Party’.. but I did play what was apparently the genre pioneers (Alone in The Dark, through Res, Sh and the rest) which were supposed to define it, do you agree?

    Mgs was multigenre (with the aim of accessibility), Re wasn’t, and it has always been actually niche and quirky.

    Anyway though, I get you want a more explory, less shooty, more moody videogame and that’s ok. It’s a shame they don’t make them anymore I suppose..

    #33 2 years ago
  34. RPRezo

    #34

    Guess what: Metal Gear created stealth-genre, yet as you said – it’s not a pure stealth. You know, this gives me an interesting thought: maybe that is how it’s supposed to be. Maybe new genres aren’t just born out of nowhere, they evolve from other things. And that’s why first horrors and stealth games had action in them, while pure games of that types came later.

    And I’m happy that after all we came to some sort of agreement )

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Da Man

    #35

    I thought Castle Wolfenstein started it but anyway.

    Why, yes that’s how it often works, barely any videogame existed in a vacuum and came from nowhere.

    No problem, I know it’s annoying to see your fav styles and types of games fade away, I for one would hope the proper platforming games come back sometime.

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    Paid mods are no more. “We thought this would result in better mods for everyone, both free and paid. But we underestimated the differences between our previously successful revenue sharing models, and the addition of paid mods to Skyrim’s workshop.” Steam Workshop’s controversial new paid mods feature has been axed in response to community feedback, […]

  • Modders are developers and should have the chance to earn rewards, says Bethesda

    Bethesda Game Studios has released a lengthy statement explaining why it elected to trial paid mods for Skyrim, and explaining the revenue split. Skyrim My Little Pony horse mod by Sekai Bethesda has said paid mods are still in their infancy, and that it is listening to feedback and will make changes if necessary. “We […]

  • Broken Age Act 2 will be available to everyone today

    Broken Age is finally complete, ending the three year saga of Double Fine Adventure. Broken Age Act 2 released to backers yesterday, 24 hours ahead of its general release on Tuesday, US time. Those who bought the game through Steam after the first half released, or who pick it up now, should find they have […]

  • The Simpsons skins come to Minecraft on PlayStation this week

    The Simpsons skin pack for Minecraft is coming to PlayStation platforms this week. Following the release of The Simpsons skin pack on Xbox platforms back in January, Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing the same pack to PlayStation systems. There are skins for the Simpsons family, principal Skinner, Willie, Dewey Largo, and more. It will […]

  • Survarium gets massive new patch to rebalance faction system

    Survarium’s latest update brings major changes to the faction system. Survarium has received a massive new patch that changes how the faction system works by increasing the amount of reputation required to gain new ranks and giving all factions beginner and maximum level items. The list of patch notes is huge, with plenty of faction-specific […]

  • Diablo 3 player reaches max level in one minute

    With the right equipment and in the right location, you can reach Diablo 3′s max level in one minute. Diablo 3 player Dat Modz has reached level 70 – the max level in the game – in sixty-six seconds. Here’s how he did it: he made sure to be in the game’s Cow Level, to […]

  • Konami no longer trading in New York Stock Exchange

    Konami has voluntarily delisted itself from the New York Stock Exchange. Konami has announced today in a press release that it has delisted itself from the NYSE stock market, effective April 24. The press release [download] says the publisher has terminated its reporting obligations, but will nonetheless continue to publish financial statements in English. The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is available to pre-load on Xbox One

    You can download Wolfenstein: The Old Blood starting today from Xbox Live. If you pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One from the Xbox Store, then you can start pre-loading the full game now. The game’s pre-load page is now live. The size is a bit large at 37.41GB. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: what we know about upcoming Exotic weapons and armour

    Destiny expansion House of Wolves will add a few Exotic weapons and armour pieces to the game. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far. Destiny expert Alex has cross-referenced what Bungie revealed for House of Wolves so far against what the community managed to learn from scanning the game’s database to present […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection connectivity issues force cancellation of official tournament

    Connectivity issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection have lead to the cancellation of one of the game’s eSports tournaments. Cup #1 of the second season of the Halo Championship Series is an online cup that relies on The Master Chief Collection’s party/invite system to function. 343 has had to cancel that cup over the […]

  • There are no loading screens in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not show you any loading screens, unless you fast travel. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a massive game with plenty of regions, towns and buildings. But according to developer CD Projekt RED, going through this world will be seamless, without a hint of a loading screen. Speaking to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lets you customise characters’ genders, even in the campaign

    For the first time in a Call of Duty campaign, Black Ops 3 will let players pick the gender of their characters. Treyarch is bringing a lot of customisation options to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This extends to the game’s campaign, which we know will support up to four players in co-op. Customising […]

  • New Dirt game pops up on Steam Early Access for £25

    Codemasters Dirt series has moved to Steam’s Early Access and is available to buy today for £24.99. The last entries in the series were released on consoles but Dirt Rally is exclusive to PC at this stage. The game launches with 17 cars and 36 stages with more free content promised. Here’s some of the […]

  • Dying Light dev tools to add custom models, multiplayer support

    Techland will continue to add more support to Dying Light’s developer tools. A brief video highlights incoming updates including terrain creation and editing, importing custom models and multiplayer support. Dying Light developer tools were released at the start of the month and allow players to create their own maps and stories before sharing them via […]

  • How to improve Battlefield 4′s community jungle map

    There’s a lot of chatter about how to make BF4′s community jungle map better. Once suggestion is to make more of a feature out of the waterfall, according to Reddit user xpc_absol. Our man Westie considers that and runs with it, looking at how it would change objectives and interaction with the map itself – […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight lets you play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman – trailer

    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]