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Bleszinski on Saint’s Row: “Lose the gimps and dildos” to beat GTA

Friday, 25 January 2013 12:34 GMT By Dave Cook

Ex-Epic designer Cliff Bleszinski has had a rather spectacular spleen-venting episode over on Twitter, in response to the sale of Saint’s Row to Koch Media. Bleszinski suggests that the series could give GTA a run for its money if it loses all of the dildos and immature content it’s known for. The series of tweets is actually pretty bloody spectacular.

Over on Twitter, Bleszinski said this:

Well damn. The point about the perception of our industry based on Saint’s Row: The Third’s ‘dildo sword’ is indeed interesting, but what do you think of what Bleszinski is driving at?

Meanwhile, Bleszinski has been discussing what he might do next while vowing to not pull a ‘Curt Shilling’. We’ve covered it here.

Thanks OXM.

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41 Comments

  1. Zana

    Immature? Oh yeah, like your games, smart guy.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    Just let SR guys (Volition) do their own thing.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. hives

    But the whole absurd thing is the beauty of SR3. Keep it that way.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    Make a better selling game but making it more average.

    Make it more safe.

    Make it more boring.

    Excise its soul.

    YOU’LL SELL MORE THOUGH! LOADSA EMONE

    #4 2 years ago
  5. LuLshuck

    I have to some what agree with him, saint row 2 is an amazing game because yes its over the top but it doesnt try hard to be over the top while saints row 3 trys extremely hard to be over the top that its just cringe worthy

    #5 2 years ago
  6. happydan

    You know what? Dildos and half naked overweight men in pink hotpants, knee high cowboy boots and gimp masks is hilarious. Especially when your friend shows up like that in a co-op game. We were literally in tears from laughing so hard. That’s a bigger reaction than any of CliffyB’s recent games have given me.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. desadoc

    @1

    He gave a practical way to measure if your game is way too immature (or silly) so it becomes a problem when reaching the grand public. His games are immature in a certain degree too, but that didn’t hold them back much.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Ali

    I agree with him. The only thing the comes to my mind when someone mentiions the series is the endless attempts of trying to be funny through the whole sexual content the series has. Then again, for many people that’s more than enough to enjoy the game.

    Sleeping Dogs on the other hand is my favorite of its genre.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    Remember humour is a bad thing in modern game design, you should be aiming for pathos and empathy. Make the main character in SR4 a broken man pushed to the edge. Hot cakes.

    That part right at the start of Saints Row 3, the part on the helicopter with Kayne West in the background? That was better than any GTA game since San Andreas.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gadzooks!

    The tweets really aren’t that out there. Quite calm and sensible I’d say.

    Personally I loved the dildos. The veins were modelled perfectly, and the face-slappability factor was spot on.

    I’d rather SR didn’t lose the fun factor. GTA’s po-faced drudgery bored me shitless frankly. SR3 just rocked from start to mental Martian movie finish.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Blastiel

    Cliffy B is just a bitter mofo. Saints Row The Third was the polar opposite of GTA IV, a game which I really didn’t get on with simply because it was dull, dreary and trying to hard to be The Sopranos / Goodfellows. I mean can you have such a thing as a realistic “crime” simulator? lol

    The dildo he keeps ranting about is barely there considering you can streak, punch people in the nuts, fire people from a Squid Cannon and rescue Zmos from a horse and pony show! :)

    Sleeping Dogs was serious yet “Hollywoody” which made it both serious and fun.

    GTA IV you fire your gun once in your apartment and 3 cop cars pull up.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. moopid

    I think he’s right that Volition could make as good a game as Rockstar, if they really wanted.

    But he’s wrong about Saints Row competing with GTA if they did. They simply can’t compete with that brand, their best option is to steer as far away from it as possible.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Hellhound30x

    He’s right though… it is “that game with the dildo.”
    at least thats the way I’ve always thought of it….

    #13 2 years ago
  14. deathm00n

    And I don’t know about you all, but I don’t think that humour is funny at all, it’s plainly stupid (can’t find another word to describe it, something like Family Guy humour). Take now for instance The Cave, that’s a good humour inside a game, it doesn’t try to make you laugh, it simply does.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. tmac2011

    WHY does everyone put cod in with saints row 3 and my favorite GTA series, WHY!!!???

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Stardog

    If they remove the dildos from SR then it’s just a worse version of GTA. And a much worse one at that.

    It’s better that they try to separate themselves from GTA.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ps3fanboy

    IF THEY RUIN SAINTS ROW4 I AIN’T BUYING IT SIMPLE AS THAT.. I DON’T WANT ANOTHER BORING GTA CLONE LIKE SAINTS ROW2 WAS!.. YES I STARTED WITH SAINTS ROW3 THEN TRIED SAINTS ROW2, WHAT A MISTAKE.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. NeoSquall

    The first 2 Saints Row game were underwhelming because they tried to clone GTA, unsuccessfully, then they steered away from that in Saints Row: The Third and the game suddenly came under the spotlight.

    It’s not just about the “dildo sword”, it’s about a rockstar gang stealing a safe room by literally tearing it from the bank, while wearing the costume of one of its members (“Who doesn’t want to be Johnny Gat?”), it’s about skydiving trough a falling plane, it’s about driving inside a gigantic ball of yarn in a crazy marathon of carnage, flattening furry people driving furry cars, it’s about rescuing a pimp in a gimp suit tied to a rickshaw, it’s about punching people in the nuts with a shotgun stock, shooting them with a gun that summons sharks from the concrete, it’s about a S.H.I.E.L.D.-like anti-gang unit with its own helicarrier.

    Need I go further?

    Shut up CliffyB, you’re drunk.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. manamana

    @Happydan nailed it. I remember a similar moment while playing at a friends house. Tears, cheers and more tears of laughter. Yeah, its silly but sometimes those games rock.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Takeshi

    He has a point. But I don’t think “beating” GTA was ever their intention. They’re obviously pandering to a special kind of humor with Saints Row. Moreover, I think they would need to create a new franchise if they ever wanted to do that.

    I personally have no interest in Saints Row. I haven’t tried playing any of the titles despite getting SR2 for free due to PS+. Nothing about the franchise sparks any interest whatsoever compared to Batman: Arkham City and Sleeping Dogs.

    Speaking of Koch Media, I just hope they treat 4A Games properly.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    I don’t know thats what separates Saints from GTA. They don’t have to beat GTA because they’re kinda different on the same level. I will still buy both games for different reasons. GTA for story and Saints for gameplay (and dildos) ;)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. silkvg247

    Poor guy, has a wife with no sense of humour.

    The dildo made a few people impulse buy the game when they saw it running on my PC at the last iSeries. Sure it’s that game with the dildo, but it’s also SR, a game that is supposed to be “GTA with fun mode: on”.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Vapsyvox

    If people buy games because there are dildos in them I wonder if they actually should play games since they clearly have other interests in mind.

    Also: Why are people defending the dildobats? They added nothing to the game and probably shouldn’t have been there in the first place. If the developers wanted absurdity and craziness there are lots of better ways to do it.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. SlayerGT

    @22 She use to work at my GameStop right down the street from my work. She didn’t seem the type to be offended by the likes of Saints Row. I wonder if he was speaking “in general”.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Samoan Spider

    You’re talking about the dildo’s and gimp masks. Which marks it out as memorable. There’s plenty of forgettable games, but very few where I was so surprised by how far every mission went to top the last in the ‘what the f*ck’ scales. Plenty of times my missus saw me in the Genki car dressed as the last of the gay ninjas, or beating people senseless with a 3′ dildo and just gave me an odd look and carried on doing whatever she was doing. Nothing to be ashamed of. Good times were had in this game.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

    Volition aren’t (and shouldn’t be, imo) shooting for the GTA audience.

    Seriously, I’d rather go cause property damage by spraying shit out of a septic truck than go and play pool with Little Jacob or suffer through that atrocious intoxication mechanic with that fucking annoying cousin character.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. mreko3230

    We already know what Volitions response is going to be to this for SR4…Bigger Dildos

    #27 2 years ago
  28. DSB

    Saints Row 3 sold 5 million.

    Ain’t broke, don’t fix.

    It’s not like you’re gonna beat GTA anyway. That game is sailing on almost two decades of nostalgia. That’s how they got away with making such a boring game last time.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Old MacDonald

    They can’t “beat” GTA, so they don’t need to try.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. HauntaVirus

    ^Agreed, nothing more to say.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DuckOfDestiny

    Wait, didn’t the fan favorite of the GTA series, San Andreas, also feature dildos, gimps and general immature ‘wackiness’?

    And didn’t that game also sell a shit load?

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31

    San Andreas didn’t have the amount of “wackiness” that Saints Row series had.

    THats like comparing the Cabin to the original Scary Movie.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    San Andreas had dildo btw, but it was more of an easter egg then a feature.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DSB

    San Andreas is kinda where it started to go wrong.

    But then it did have planes and car modding and all those sorts of things that really kept the game interesting.

    It’s funny how today the games press is all focused on being “correct” and morally superior, when nobody batted an eyelash at all those one dimensional black stereotypes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asf4InKVo8k

    #34 2 years ago
  35. godzhand

    you know.. i see all you people complaining..trying to justify saints row 3…

    saints row 1 was an intense storyline with good actors… about a gang trying to rise to the top against other top gangs… the owner of the gang julius seeking vengence on his ex-best friend benjamin king..which that storyline was completely crushed with the sequels to saints row …
    it jumped from gangster storyline > over the top weird voodoo storyline > over the top fuck the storyline we have dildos now!!

    but anyway

    cliffyb is fucking right..cliffyb is always fucking right… the creation of gears of war..and its mechanics were amazing..he knows what the fuck hes talking about so stfu…

    AND BTW I DONT THINK IVE EVER SEEN ANY OF YOU ON THE SAINTS ROW FORUMS…SO DONT ACT LIKE YOU REALLY GIVE A FUCK ABOUT SAINTS ROW

    and volition needs to bring back the multiplayer that was in saints row 1!!!

    #35 2 years ago
  36. ItsFade

    More Saints Row 2, less Saints Row 3. Saints Row 3 just went full retard, Saints Row 2 bordered perfectly between the line where it was still over the top and down to earth at the same time.

    And yes the purple dildo is fucking retarded, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas did that almost 10 years ago and it was funny for 20 minutes then as it is today and that is about it.

    Back to Saints Row 3 I feel they made everything so zany and wacky that doing zany and wacky stuff just felt ordinary. When you did that in Saints Row 2 it was more fun when the world to a certain extent tried to take itself somewhat seriously.

    I mean the Saints Row 2 single-player campaign had some messed up shit in it but when you showed up in a clown suit during cut-scenes it became downright hilarious due to the nature of the situation alone.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. NeoSquall

    @35 I give a fuck about Saints Row as it is now, I just don’t feel the need to go to the forums of every game I play. Or are you one of those “one game, one franchise” guys?

    Kids these days…

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Stephany Nunneley

    Nothing wrong with slapping people around with a dildo in SR3. If I could get away with it in real life without getting beat to death or thrown in jail for it, I would. :D :D :D

    #38 2 years ago
  39. evilreverend

    Cliff needs to stop trying to fix other peoples’ games (see his comment about RE6) and worry about where and what he’s going to work on next.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. manamana

    Amen. Always listen to the reverend!

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Vice

    As someone who can’t stand anything “funny”, like in a fat naked guy in a panda hat and cowboy boots – kind of funny, I absolutely agree with him. Only small minded people will laugh at jokes like this. Well, those can go watch tv, they won’t see any difference.

    #41 2 years ago

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    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.