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41 Comments

  1. Fin

    in b4 h8!!!!!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    Okay, you’re taking the piss now. Two articles on this in one day?

    This just as easily could have been integrated into the other DmC article from today.

    DmC247.com

    #2 2 years ago
  3. angel831han

    I’ve been wondering lately most of the game going prequel?
    Guess they need some ideas for the sequal

    Dragon Nest Blogger.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Greek God

    Good scores but didnt help the game anyway lol

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 If I were taking the piss you would know it, trust me. Also, it was Dave’s article earlier, and this is a different shift.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Clupula

    @5 – Ah, got it! So, there’s a schedule to who gets to put up the next DmC article.

    What’s the ETA on the next one?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dave Cook

    @6 Give it a rest man eh? You’re crossing a line between friendly debate and being a dick. You’re usually making great points on these pages dude, so this is a shame to see. Reel it in a little if you can.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 Don’t poke the bear.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @8 I’m the bear, right? :P

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    @9 Nope. I’m the bear today. ;)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ownsin

    I dislike the new DMC and honestly no offense, but i feel like VG247 is pushing DMC news around like its sponsoring it. Clupula may sound like a jerk when he says it, but he does have a point…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Clupula

    @7 – Dave, I’m half Italian, asking me to reel it in is like asking me to stop breathing. lol

    Alright, I’ll play nice. I like you guys.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Samoan Spider

    http://x.vukajlija.com/var/uploads/reactions/201203/2610/the-breakfast-club-opt.gif

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    Although “Don’t poke the bear” makes me giggle, having as many gay friends as I do. I’m going to have to use that phrase one day.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dave Cook

    @12 Trust me man, I know :) I never know when to shut up. I know how it is.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Dave Cook

    @11 we report on everything out there. Something about DmC was out there, so we reported on it. There’s no agenda dude.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ownsin

    @16 Okay my bad… its just that there has been way too many posts about DMC in these past few days. And it’s getting kinda annoying, but yeah i get the part about reporting the news. I mean after all i visit this website a lot since you report about everything :).

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @7 One guy pokes the staff a few times and gets a public lecture, yet specific people consistently harass, mock and insult countless members of the site and get off scot free?

    Really? You fucking kidding me, Dave?

    I’m the first person to stand up for Steph on here, but that’s grade A double standard bullshit right there.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Dave Cook

    @18 it wasn’t pre-meditated that way mate no. Don’t read too much into it please.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @19 Never said it was pre-meditated. Just total double standards.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dave Cook

    @17 thanks, that’s cool to know, glad you like it :)

    @20 I know the kind of reader behaviour you’re talking about and yes it’s unacceptable, but no, it’s not double standards dude. I’ve just got less energy by the day to debate things like this with each passing day. I appreciate you flagging it as you did on Twitter recently though, sincerely.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Da Man

    Amazing trailer, unfortunately still doesn’t make me go and buy the game.

    Could you guys please check if Michael O’Connor created this account? Speaking of double standards:

    http://www.vg247.com/forum/profile.php?id=62340

    Offtopic: you better edit that post, O’Connor.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Hellhound30x

    “DmC247.com” ROFLMAO!!!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Hellhound30x

    @#12 Clupula
    I just wanted to say, I totally get where you’re coming from man, and I agree with you 100%

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Stephany Nunneley

    @22 Either draw pistols at dawn or end it now. Stay on topic like you did at the start of your post. Save the rest for the forums if you absolutely MUST.

    Seriously, everyone, singling other users out in news posts or baiting them is getting old around here. Nothing wrong with debate, but blatant baiting is just childish.

    End of. Now, stay on topic.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Edo

    I kind of like the new DmC…less cheese(still some,but DEFINITELY less)shorter cutscenes,and story that actually makes sense(at least so far I am mid-game to be honest).The only thing I kind of dislike is the occasional weird camera angles…why did they leave those..I have no idea.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @25 Thank you Steph.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. salarta

    It will be interesting to see how things go if DmC ends up with worse or even equal sales to DMC4. Capcom and Ninja Theory are going out of their way to market the game as much as possible, whereas DMC4 didn’t get much in the way of promotion (to my memory anyway) AND the game came out at a terrible time when not many people had PS3s (I would’ve bought DMC4 when it came out, but I had yet to buy a PS3).

    I’ve also come to the conclusion that VG247 has been paid off to some extent by Capcom and Ninja Theory to promote their game. Maybe articles and reviews where VG247 staff explicitly praised the game were also paid off, maybe not, but I find it extremely hard to believe that a “news site” would naturally be inclined to cover one specific game with this much exposure and so many articles of endless praise. Most other sites would have left something like an accolades trailer made after a game was released to its own devices, but somehow because it’s DmC, such a trailer warrants an article. A trailer before the game released to showcase new information about the game’s content, or to reveal a newly added feature or DLC, makes sense. One that’s just the company trying to sell their product, no. That stops being news and becomes advertising under the guise of “news.”

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    @28 While it would obviously effect the chances of a sequel, sales have never been a sign of quality.

    “I’ve also come to the conclusion that VG247 has been paid off to some extent by Capcom and Ninja Theory to promote their game.”

    Tinfoil hats! Get your tinfoil hats here!

    Lord forbid people just happen to have an opinion that isn’t you. Imagine that, huh? Brenna, Dave, Pat, Steph and everyone else breaks their backs supporting and writing for this site. Don’t be an ungrateful prick.

    All you’re doing is proving Brenna’s article right.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. salarta

    @29: Sales aren’t a sign of quality, this is true. There are many great games that had poor sales, e.g. God Hand. But the point is, Capcom and Ninja Theory forced this reboot as an attempt to reach more into the larger mainstream audience, no matter what they may say afterward about doing it with “quality” as their main goal. This game doing worse than DMC4 sales-wise would be a vivid sign that they were wrong on this count.

    As for your response to my comment about VG247 being paid off to promote this game, I don’t think it’s “tinfoil hat” territory at all. I explicitly gave my reason why: massive overexposure toward one game where all the articles make it out to be some kind of gift from the heavens, culminating in this article. Until this article, I was able to take all past articles concerning DmC as either legitimate news fare or simply the team honestly and responsibly giving their impressions. Then this comes along, which is really just a not-so-subtle case of VG247 advertising the game for Capcom and Ninja Theory.

    Or is VG247 going to start showing off every single trailer for every single game that video game companies have recently released, with no regard for how much of a name the company is? Are they going to provide nonstop coverage of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory interviews, sales numbers and trailers, including trailers made post-release for the sole purpose of flaunting any high scores they get? Is Bayonetta 2 going to get that? Or the next console Mistwalker game?

    If VG247 is going to give all upcoming games the exact same level of exposure as they’ve done for DmC, then fine, I take back my assertion that they’ve likely been paid off. Otherwise, I would have to say that it’s likely they have been paid to promote the game, as making an article all about showing off a post-release trailer meant to hype the game up by its accolades suggests about them.

    Whatever work they do for the site, putting up an accolades trailer is hardly breaking their backs. I’m sure they put some hard work into the site, but unless they’re chasing down secretive leads to try and root out corruption and mistreatment in the video game industry on the level of ea_spouses or something to that effect, “breaking their backs” seems like an exaggeration to me. It’s fairly simple to meet with a person and conduct an interview, or get invited to a fancy playtest by a company that really wants you to rate their game high; spending hours upon hours of poring through research and tracking down leads to get to the bottom of a subject nobody seems to want to talk about, THAT would make me think they were breaking their backs.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. MAGIK88

    To get back on topic, I actually like the new DMC.. What I wish they would address is some of the frames for heavy attacks.. They last a bit too long.. It makes the game slower than what it is.. Other than that it’s pretty cool.. We need bloody palace to keep the pace going.. The level design is really good.. The game play is kinda slow but meh.. It gets quick when you use the angel evade.. I would like an actual DMC5 but this one is good.. I can dig it.. We really need that bloody palace tho.. Like, Really need it..

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Stephany Nunneley

    @30 I tell you what I will do while I wait for my check from Capcom so I can make a payment on my Mercedes: I will count all the Black Ops 2 posts, all the StarCraft 2 posts, all the God of Wa posts, ad nauseum for you. Sound good?

    This isn’t the first accolades trailer we have posted nor will it be the last.

    That was seriously uncalled for.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. salarta

    @32: Oo, which Mercedes are you getting!

    While I’m sorry if my post upset you, it’s also what I honestly think. I don’t have some nefarious goal to “smear” you, I’m simply stating what all these articles about the supposed greatness of DmC, culminating in the posting of an accolades trailer as its own news article, leads me to think. It’s not much different from Brenna making negative assumptions about everyone opposed to DmC. And you’ll note I haven’t said anything that’s on par with fan negativity toward DmC being associated with the unhinged types that threaten to kill other people over fiction.

    As for this not being the first accolades trailer you guys have ever posted, when I did a search on your site concerning trailers, I discovered you guys have posted accolades trailers before. And for a little bit, I thought I had been off-base. But then I realized a couple things. 1) They were for games that were also being hyped out the ass by the big name companies that made them, which doesn’t resolve the issue of “Would they do this sort of thing for all games, even the ones that aren’t being pumped out by major companies?” And 2) even with those games, articles about those games were typically spread out every couple days, or maybe two articles in two days then a break of a few days. Not an article almost every single day for a week.

    Again, if you’re going to be treating all games you’re going to cover the way DmC is being treated regardless of what company is putting it out, then okay. I’ll take back my assertions and look forward to seeing an article or two released every day once Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, Bayonetta 2, the next Mistwalker game, etc are released.

    Lastly, the Mercedes joke was a good zing, but that’s not what people typically think is happening when they accuse a person or group of being paid off in video game journalism. People typically expect the company is paid off through exclusive interviews, early access to games or opportunities to fly or drive out to a company’s headquarters for playtest sessions, etc.

    EDIT:

    Jan 30: http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/30/dmc-devil-may-cry-trailer-notes-its-many-accolades/
    Jan 30: http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/30/dmc-is-a-reflection-of-our-times-ninja-theory-explains-the-games-satire/
    Jan 28: http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/28/uk-game-charts-dmc-knocked-to-4th-by-returning-champ-black-ops-2/
    Jan 24: http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/23/dmc-devil-may-cry-takes-over-japan-3ds-still-the-clear-hardware-winner/
    Jan 23: http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/23/dmc-devil-may-cry-the-vergil-chronicles-comic-issue-one-out-today/
    Jan 23: http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/23/dmc-devil-may-cry-dlc-costumes-priced-dated/

    More gaps than I expected, but that’s for just this past week. Some look like perfectly reasonable news fare regardless of what I may think of them, others… questionable. Again, if you’re going to do this sort of thing for other games not made by big name companies like Capcom, then I apologize and take what I said back.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DSB

    Make it rain Steph. Make it rain.

    While I love accusing games journos of all kinds of things, I also think it’s painfully obvious that videogame publishers love money a lot more than they love videogames.

    Really. How many games do you suppose VG247 sold posting this? Five copies? Ten?

    Enough to pay for Stephs Mercedes? I doubt it.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Sini

    It’s really hard hating on this game. Maybe if you’re really good, and I mean exceptionally good at this genre can you have a point, and you would still wish this game had more depth at high level instead of outright slamming it. I want to ride the internet hate bandwagon, but each time I play the game and spend an hour I realize it was 3 hours already and I’m loving it. Just can’t hate.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Stephany Nunneley

    @34 Actually I am finished with it. If someone has nothing better to do than critique my job with long-winded posts full of accusation, without giving me the option of going to their workplace to return the favor, then let them wail. I have no patience for it.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. DSB

    @36 That’s probably wise, although I like the mental image of you going and throttling someone at their work.

    I was just saying I doubt any publisher would waste money trying to promote an accolades trailer.

    It’s all about that Metacritic, yo.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Ireland Michael

    @33 Fuck off, and take your tinfoil hat with you.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. salarta

    @36: I’m going to say a few final things, and then drop this subject, as I will have said everything I needed to say. I do not expect you to respond to this message.

    First of all, I am aware this is a very serious accusation when you’re talking about something that people make their living off of. These are people’s lives. I’ll be honest and say that the FULL gravity of it didn’t hit home until after the comment I’m replying to, but I still understood that it’s something you do not just say in vain. This is the first time I have ever made such an accusation.

    Secondly and I think far more importantly, I am not saying you, personally, alone, are getting paid off in any way. I am saying that the site as a collective entity may be getting it. I don’t know the organization of how VG247 assigns its duties, who controls what, what policies you have in place for how and what games you will and will not cover. All I can say is what impressions I’m getting based on observations from an outsider’s perspective.

    Third, I know for a fact that the accusation is not without risks. I’m posting in a comment section I have no control over, housed on servers that your company owns. I can be reasonably sure that your company has at least some level of IP address logging; this wouldn’t be special to your organization, it’s common practice. This means that if your company wanted to, they could do who knows what to me in retaliation.

    Fourth and final, I don’t think my response is unreasonable (though I’m biased for being the person who said it). I didn’t say “you have to stop making DmC articles to prove me wrong,” which would be absolutely stupid. What I basically said was that if everything you’re doing concerning DmC is common practice for all games you cover, then I will sincerely apologize with all my heart for leveling that very serious accusation. As long as it’s a level playing field for all games, then I would be a moron and a tool to suggest otherwise.

    And I’ll gladly admit to having been a moronic tool and having made a huge error in judgment in this article if that’s the case, because I’d rather find out I behaved like a moronic tool, apologize for it and know that at least this site cannot be questioned on its journalistic integrity, than to be right.

    With that said, I’m going to shut up about the issue. I’ve stated what I felt I needed to state, I don’t think I need to repeat it, and this game isn’t worth the danger of anyone’s lives potentially being ruined.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. absolutezero

    Man you two have such raging erections for each other, its a wonderful sight to behold sometimes.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. FrayJoker

    @39 “This means that if your company wanted to, they could do who knows what to me in retaliation.”

    Welp. Hope you like ninjas. Because they just got deployed. You paranoid fruitcake.

    #41 2 years ago

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    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]