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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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    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]