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Destiny gets debut ViDoc – watch it here

Sunday, 17 February 2013 18:15 GMT By Sam Clay

Finally Bungie has unveiled some info on Destiny in the form of a classic ViDoc, which is viewable after the break.

There is still no official word on when Destiny will come out, but we know it’s headed to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and “future generation technology”.

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50 Comments

  1. SplatteredHouse

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFLXayD6e8&feature=player_detailpage#t=44s Yeah it’s cheesy, but the alternative reaction is a whole load of Zs. Tldr: eh.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hcw87

    Pretty sure the reason we had 90% concept art is because they can’t show too much footage of next gen consoles yet. What we did see is probably running on PC’s, like MGS Ground Zeroes (also a next gen game, trust me).

    If it was coming out on current consoles, they would have just said so, and they would have alot more footage to show if it was coming out this october like rumored.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Peetry

    I like the artwork, but as always I won’t get excited until I’ve seen gameplay. Some of the actual in-engine stuff we saw the visuals aren’t the best, though of course that’s a very harsh thing to say on the very little we viewed

    #3 2 years ago
  4. wishdokta

    Don’t expect visuals amped up in a wide scale multiplayer.
    Nice idea if magic is going to play a part within gameplay and the story. I hope there will a big reveal at E3.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Bungie already said its coming out on this gen and from what is shown it doesn’t even use DX11. I am sure they will probably do a release for next gen as well but what they had shown was definitely capable in current gen as far as the looks go.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. NocturnalB

    I don’t know, felt pretty underwhelming, i want to see some gameplay. So i’m a bit confused because of a lack of a clear answer, is this an MMOFPS?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    Boring.

    If you don’t have anything to show: Don’t show it.

    This is nothing but empty PR Talk. No gameplay, not even a CGI-Trailer. And honestly the artworks look mediocre. We’ve seen it all before. What I dislike the most is how shallow and empty looking the cities are.

    Haven’t they learned anything with Halo? Maybe they should take a look at the Killzone games.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Mike W

    Well this definitely sounds a like a mmo. Activision been looking for a way to charge its players a monthly subscription, this may be their lucky game to the trick.

    Is it me or did the little gameplay they did show look like Halo?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. NocturnalB

    Yeah it was pretty reminiscent of Halo but i expected that much, i also expected an actual trailer and basic clear black and white explanation, i guess i expected too much.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Hirmetrium

    Wow, few things.

    First, the backstory is dangerously Halo. Alien race wipes you out and your saved by this one thing. Yeah.

    Second, graphics look terrible. I understand its early, but I’m already thinking its a set back from Halo:Reach.

    Lastly, I really hope there’s no class locking down or anything. I actually like switching between classes freely, trying them out, more of a jack of all trades master of none approach than the classic MMO one.

    And, Activision will push for monetisation. Don’t know how, but Diablo, WOW, COD (elite), etc are all monetised for a return. This will no doubt be the same.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OmegaSlayer

    Halo+MassEffect+Skyrim+Journey
    I’m totally sold and excited.

    @2 you can already pre-order the game on current gen consoles
    http://www.amazon.com/Destiny-Bungie/dp/B003O6N356?tag=bungienet-20

    @10 it will be free from subscriptions

    #11 2 years ago
  12. manamana

    MMOs tend to look bland. I hate MMOs. I want an exiting singleperson experience. Thing is, it’s Bungie and Bungie delivers always. And they have Marty, who makes the best game soundtracks out there. So yes actual gameplay footage would be nice, that clunky concept art and those in-engine shots where really rough.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. _LarZen_

    Not hyped at all…the little we can see looks ok. But if it’s just a other fps wrapped up in a story that appeals to children me personally am going to get bored fast.

    Getting my hopes up that Bungie makes a “adult” fps is probably just fooling myself.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    If this is a MMO it looks pretty decent for a MMO.

    If this is the current gen/next gen stand alone title with social stuff then it looks crap as always. I don’t remember a single Bungie game that looked good because they don’t know how to do it.

    Bungie trailers is nothing more then stupid hype. The last videos reminded me of Halo. So now it’s not just a Tribes/quake/Unreal rip off. It’s going to be a rip off of their old game.

    True story. LOL.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Hcw87

    Yeah, because there’s so many other FPS/MMO hybrids out allready on consoles. Oh wait.

    Defiance is coming out in April though, which comes close to the same genre, but it’s 3rd person and alot more traditional MMO.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @15,
    “Yeah, because there’s so many other FPS/MMO hybrids out allready on consoles. Oh wait.”

    So what? Does not mean it’s something special.

    also, there are FPS/MMO hybrids on a console. It’s called DUST 514 from CCP just for example. Don’t let me start about PC.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Hcw87

    DUST 514 is a straight up competitive shooter in a big online world, like Planetside 2. Not like Destiny at all, where you have ”PvE” stuff to do aswell as player on player stuff.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    http://kotaku.com/5984648/everything-i-know-about-bungies-next-first+person-shooter-destiny

    So it’s a F2P game with raids? Someone had conversation with Blizzard a lot.

    @Hcw87,
    “DUST 514 is a straight up competitive shooter in a big online world, like Planetside 2. Not like Destiny at all, where you have ”PvE” stuff to do aswell as player on player stuff.”

    does not change the fact that there are games on a console that are MMOFPS’s. On the PC’s side PVE MMO’s with PvP aspect are fucking everywhere from WarZ, Firefall, Survarium to other niche mmo’s. Nothing new.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. SplatteredHouse

    If you were thinking of applicable criteria under which you actually get to see the game: One to put a line through – Being Adam Sessler don’t cut it! https://twitter.com/AdamSessler/status/303219718452543488 “So, went to see “Destiny” Didn’t see it, was told about it being awesome”

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Hcw87

    Again, why be so secretive if it’s just going to release on current consoles. I don’t get it.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. mathare92

    Even after watching that, I still don’t know what Destiny really is.

    MMO-FPS? MMO-RPG? Another Halo with new levels of social integration? Something like DUST514? A point and click adventure?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    Bungie’s engineering lead, Chris Butcher, immediately debunked the MMO theory when he took the stage on Wednesday afternoon to tell us about all the new technology used in the game. In fact, it’s so far from an MMO, he implied, that they’ve coined a new term for this game. You can call it

    “the world’s first shared world shooter,”

    to the crying protest of games like DayZ. (c) Kotaku

    Okay. It’s DayZ/WarZ/Survarium in Space where you can also use your smartphone to communicate with players “Battle.net in World Of Warcraft” with raids “World Of Warcraft”.

    Simple as that and nothing new. I’m out.

    P.S. It’s probably going to have “Server rental” feature with F2P elements from WarZ where you can buy AMMO or medicine/Food/melee weapons and so on.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Hcw87

    @21
    If you read the previews you’d know. It’s not an MMO where you go up to NPC’s and get quests to kill 20 zombies, then go back and turn it in. I guess you can compare it to Halo with other players.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. YoungZer0

    “the world’s first shared world shooter,”

    … so it’s a MMOFPS.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dave Cook

    My god the negativity on show over a fleeting glimpse of the game is disheartening. At least wait until we see more before sticking the boot in :/

    #25 2 years ago
  26. mathare92

    @23 I did read the preview on Eurogamer (though Wesley sounded just as confused in the beginning of his article) and I’ll read more.

    But really, the one video they put out should offer something a little more concrete than this sort of grand conceptual jargon. I shouldn’t have to read a preview to get a solid idea of what your game is about.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. mathare92

    @25 You should read the comments on the EG piece. :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Hirmetrium

    @25, Dave – Activision Blizzard is historically bad. I don’t see why having a “air on the side of caution until we see something solid” approach rubs you up the wrong way :P

    I mean, the internet has jaded us all.

    @11: I said monetisation. Not subscriptions. But even then, that might change over the development. We’ll see.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @28

    Historically bad? they have the number 1; FPS,MMO,RTS in sales. Sorry but I don’t see Activision treating Bungle like their studios that are making games like Dead Pool, Walking Dead or Prototype.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. SplatteredHouse

    @25: Senior Editor of Yahoo Games tweeted, (indirectly) expanding on Sessler’s post: “They had press in their HQ for 6 hours, which included a Q&A that was mostly ‘no comments’. And zero gameplay.”

    REALLY. I feel bad for the folk who turned out/put other commitments aside to show up at this thing on their days off.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    ^ Indeed, sounds like the presentation was a massive waste of time. I hope the buffet was good, at least… If there was one.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Kabby

    A boring non-announcement but it’s fine. We’ll be getting some real gamer news in 3 days, right?

    Kazgaf 2013.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Froseidon

    @25 – Sense has spoken!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. LuLshuck

    Art work is exactly like reaches, hope this shit isnt f2p, i bet they will make you buy the game for 40 quid and make you unlock everything else for another 100

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Froseidon

    @34 – The style is the same because funnily enough, its the same company so chances are, they’ll have the same artists.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Joe_Gamer

    Sure does seem like a lot of negativity for what amounts to nothing more than a basic concept. Well I liked halo well enough, and this looks to be right up my favorite sci-fi, power armor, save the world, alley so I’m interested. Unfortunately I can’t see it getting optimized very well on PS3 and I’m not about to get ripped off for live subscription but still, if they bring to PC I’ll buy it. Not interested in forking over cash for the “next gen” joke-boxes either, it’s PC or nothing if they want my money.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Old MacDonald

    If it’s some kind of online thing I’m not interested.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Hcw87

    @36
    Ripped off for live subscription? 40 dollars a year is a ripoff? If that’s something you can’t afford, you should look at your priorities.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. _LarZen_

    @25: I think people are starting to expect something more…something new.

    And when a big company like Bungie shows what at first glance is just a other fps that require online connectivity all the time and everyone knows Activision/Bungie will push microtransactions like a cow with a udder that is about to explode people just….

    Well get angry, and disappointed.

    Personally I don’t blame them, im sick and tired of these braindead games myself. And especially this new trend with microtransactions..something that is for sure to explode in a game like this.

    And that there is no “real” news…it’s just Bungie using the gaming sites to advertise and create hype.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Edo

    @37 As a matter of fact it’s the “always online “kind of thing.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Gadzooks!

    I’m still optimistic about Destiny.

    Bungie know gunplay and they know AI, plus Halo was always at it’s best in co-op IMO.

    A party-and-class based co-op Bungie shooter sounds pretty rockin’ still.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. ActionGameKing

    Would be insane if we saw a live demo of this at the PS Meeting. Destiny looks so ambitious, I’m fascinated. Sorry for the PC community though.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Phoenixblight

    @42

    That won’t be happening if it was an exclusive that would be possible but it isn’t.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. absolutezero

    Nothing but apathy.

    Not even the concept work looks all that interesting. Nothing sounds interesting. It just is. Its a thing. It exists.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. manamana

    I have much respect for Bungie but it seems that they are confusing the people with this first ViDoc. Well, they have their media attention, if that was step one in their marketing plan. I defenitely buy everything from Bungie but I wont pre-order it for 360 because I will play it on the next-gen consoles. Wuld be nice if the next ViDoc is a bit more revealing also gameplay wise.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. DSB

    Awkward to try and pass it off like the worlds first persistent world shooter.

    Planetside happened a decade ago.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. LuLshuck

    @39 You serious? ano everyone jumps the “lets hate activision” bandwagon but activision are the only publishers that havent jumped on board this microtransaction thing

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Joe_Gamer

    @38 Hcw87: Oh I CAN afford it, I make more than most honestly, but just because I can doesn’t mean I should. Multi-player in PS2:free, dreamcast:free, Gamecube:free, PS3:free, Wii:free, Wii-U:free….PC:Not just free but better in every way.

    It is currently the only online gaming service that charges users a fee to play multi-player gaming. It’s even worse for me because I’m a network admin, did you know that 90-95% of all console multi-player activity is PEER-TO-PEER, my xbox talks to your xbox over the net connections we already pay for. Matchmaking and some QoS are the only things M$ servers handle, oh and delivering all that advertising. Far as I can tell, M$ are charging you for the privilege of having them show you commercials for their products….

    Vote with your wallets as they say and there is no way I’m gonna support shit like this with my money.

    I call that getting swindled and pimped
    I call that getting tricked by a business.
    (as the kids might say)

    XD

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Hcw87

    You can’t chat with people crossgame on PSN, and you have long maintenance several times a month.

    That alone makes it worth paying for XBL.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Phoenixblight

    @49

    Nice exaggeration.

    #50 2 years ago

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    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]