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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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  • 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 […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]