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Aliens: Colonial Marines demo comparisons raise eyebrows [Update]

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:48 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Aliens: Colonial Marines bears little resemblance to video walkthroughs shown well before the game’s release, and Randy Pitchford has commented on the matter.

Update

Gearbox president Randy Pitchford has addressed these concerns on Twitter , stating that the team is looking into why the demo for Aliens: Colonial Marines and the final product differ.

“That is understood and fair and we are looking at that,” he tweeted. “Lots of info to parse, lots of stake holders to respect. Lots to learn and discuss here… Beyond the scope of twitter. I appreciate and value criticism. I do not appreciate threats, insults, rudeness and intent not to add value, but to injure.

“I have always profited from criticism and, thankfully, I have never been in short supply.”

Original story

Demos can often be misrepresentative in their ambition to present “a vertical slice” of gameplay; Dead Space 3′s, for example, is spliced together from gameplay sections which take place several hours into the game and don’t occur in sequence. Additionally, many demos are code specially crafted for events like E3 and gamescom, rather than being pulled from the actual current game build.

This hasn’t held any water in the wilds, though; VideoGamer put together a video comparing the demo and final game side by side, and a highly disappointed Jim Sterling tackled the issue in a special edition of the Jimquisition. Both videos are below for your perusal.

Although it isn’t going down very well with critics, it’s worth noting that plenty of players seem happy enough with Colonial Marines despite its various flaws, especially the multiplayer, so you may want to give it a try despite the poor scores; it’s available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. I don’t personally recommend it, and neither does Dave. Sam’s filmed the first ten minutes of the campaign and some multiplayer, too.

The demo comparison is just the most recent of a number of scandals plaguing the game; its long development and possible outsourcing is at the centre of furious debate.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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39 Comments

  1. CaptPierce

    From I know, Gearbox had other projects like Borderlands 2 to do, so they outsourced it to TimeGate Studios (makers of Section 8, also a bad game). They pissed away four years of Gearbox’s development, so they had to start over and fix it up in only 6 months time. Gearbox couldn’t delay it again because Sega would’ve taken legal action against them for the game being in development for so long, so this is why we have the product we do now. All in all, it’s a huge shame for fans but all 3 companies are really at fault here in some way. Shame. :(

    #1 2 years ago
  2. alterecho

    Exactly what I was wondering. The previews looked quite realistic and then read reviews of bad textures, etc.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. tmac2011

    ign said not to get this game im not that into an alien fps right now

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DeVitowned

    @1
    Maybe Gearbox should have concentrated on their obligations and put Borderlands 2 on hold? If the outsourcing rumor is true, and Gearbox was paid to make Colonial Marines, them pulling a Napoleon by spreading their assets and workforce, playing a cop-out by pushing their responsibility to an unproven studio, was quite stupid. The early “demo” showed a lot of promise that gained faith they knew what they were doing. And here we are, consumer and publisher deceived and given a below average product that looks far worse than the original demo.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CaptPierce

    @4 I agree, that’s why I say that all 3 people are at fault for it. To me, they should’ve just delayed Borderlands 2 and finish the game they started 6-7 years ago rather than to do that.

    Kind of like the situation with Deus Ex: Human Revolutions boss fights being trash for being outsourced as well only on a bigger scale. :P

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DeVitowned

    @5 Very disappointed. I was looking forward to picking it up on Wii U. I’ll be passing on future games with a Gearbox logo.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    So… That “Faith in Gearbox”, still holding up?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. The_Red

    @1
    I don’t think GearBox is as innocent as your post makes them to be. Even if TimeGate did waste 4 years, it was GB who outsourced more than 75 percent of the game to them. When you are hired to do a product, you DON’T outsource most of it and then use your name and money for another game. In short, everyone is responsible and guilty of ruining this game, not just TG.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Telepathic.Geometry

    :O What the fuck did I do??!!? ;_;

    #9 2 years ago
  10. GrimRita

    Its probably Sega. They did the same with Shogun 2. Lots of hi-res bull shots, incredible videos/gameplay videos and then the game was released without the DX11 support shown in all those bullshots/demos.

    Infact, it took 6 months to add dx11 support. Its not right, but get used to it – hence why any Total War/Sega published game isn’t a day #1 purchase going forward

    #10 2 years ago
  11. harr0w

    @4 that’s bang on the money. Deceived!!!!!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Jet Black

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADqIh9_zAp4 Randy Pitchford in action…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. SplatteredHouse

    What a disaster. :(

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ianos

    Sterling there, voice of the voiceless and truthbringer of a generation, saying the sentry gun sequence is ‘a complete lie’.

    Even though the VG video shows it is indeed in the game, albeit in shit form.

    But hey, don’t let facts get in the way of some good old fashioned hyperbole.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. freedoms_stain

    @8, Did they? Or did Sega?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    Oh I blame Gearbox and Gearbox alone. 6 years in development. Putting it on hold and essentially starting from scratch again every time just to put it on hold again. You should’ve had your priorities straight.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. SplatteredHouse

    14: Jim said nothing of the sort about that! Gearbox, on the other hand, thoroughly misrepresented that sequence. (Now we’ve got mind-bogglingly incompetent “damage orientation operatives” trying to play salvage crew.)
    /doubletakes @360 version footage. Has DF had a look at this?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. LuLshuck

    @16 It was SEGA that put the game on hold, not Gearbox but Gearbox should of took better care with it, seems like they were way to focused on borderlands 2 then aliens

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ianos

    @17 So the bit on the video where it’s the sentry gun section and he says it’s a ‘lie’ and isn’t in the game doesn’t happen then?

    I’m not saying the game is great and people are lying about how shit it is, I am saying he’s exaggerating to make a point that could be made better by dealing in nothing but facts.

    Plus – watch them both – the sentry gun section is in the VG video.

    It’s a minor point, but it irritates me. If he’s going to call something out as a ‘lie’ and a ‘fabrication’, he needs to not make silly mistakes like this.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. SplatteredHouse

    @19: He says that it is not part of the finished game, that it is something entirely made up for the purpose of the demo. Those are not false observations. Both sources agree on that point.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. The_Red

    @15
    Gearbox did. They had a contract with Sega to make an Aliens game for them (Sega). The GB people started focusing on Borderlands 1 and 2 which meant that they had to outsource Aliens to TimeGate. During an IGN interview, Randy Pitchford has stated that TG’s involvement accounts for about 20 to 25 percent of the development time excluding pre-production which was commissioned by THEM (GearBox).

    So… they took Sega’s money 6 years ago but instead of working on that, they spend some Aliens time and possibly money on BL1 and 2 while another team did most Aliens for them. Unless there is big evidence to the contrary, I hope Sega sues their ass for every dime they got. After this, I have lost all respect to them (To be fair though, this was obviously an executive decision by Pitchford and board members rather than the poor designers, artists and coders).

    #21 2 years ago
  22. SplatteredHouse

    Tech Talk – “That E3 demo [was done] after very little time with the new engine that we’ve created.” (this technology is exclusive to this game, he also states) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OjBJu4oOjlg#t=165s

    So…How many instances of LITTLE TIME taken to accomplish THAT, did it take to reach the finished game quality? 0.o

    #22 2 years ago
  23. vicrysty

    Gearbox shame. You smashed a franchise, which accounted for science fiction movie fans something unique.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Gigabomber

    I’ve got it: hire the guys that made metro 2033 to make an Aliens game.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. vicrysty

    For those who bought the game, it would be common sense on their part that future DLC will be free.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. ManuOtaku

    I will get the game when is cheaper, because i dont trust demos and reviews anymore since a couple of bad experiences in the past, demos in particular are very deceiving to say the least, they dont give the right representation of the final product.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Stephany Nunneley

    Post has been updated with comments from Randy Pitchford on the Twitter.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    Poor old Randy is making everything a million times worse for himself, banning the twat Sterling and a bunch of other people asking for answers.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. FabioPal

    Sorry, but I stopped at “there’s no dynamic lighting here” in the first video.

    People that don’t know what they’re talking about should not talk at all.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. manamana

    Still, it’s bizarre how the demo differs from the final game. Though, I’m still quite intruiged by this game, as I liked the foggy corridors, am I bizarre too ;-)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    I was really looking forward to this game. What a shame.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. YoungZer0

    “We’ll look into that.”

    Should’ve done that before you released it.

    Who’s he trying to kid here? We all know he lied about the whole thing.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Sylrissa

    That second video with the demo, that is what sold many on the game, is what people were hoping to play, and it is just downright disappointing to see the final game be nothing like it.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. LuLshuck

    remember how Randy didn’t get tired to state, how he constantly stole from Aliens his whole career? Well, I think he did it again; although this time in the most literal sense possible. Isn’t that a prime example of irony? He confessed to the whole world, that he’s a thief, whilst he was conducting his biggest coup. That’s better than Ocean’s Eleven man, that guy is a genius.

    And after all I think that the whole A:CM disaster is our fault as well. Maybe Pitchford needed professional help since he’s obviously a kleptomaniac. Maybe this “I’ve been stealing from Aliens my whole career” thing wasn’t meant to be funny, maybe it was actually some kind of crying out for help, but we utterly misinterpreted all the signs. Instead of helping him, we threw money at him. Seriously guys, that’s like giving an dry alcoholic Liqueur pralines for a present.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Gekidami

    Has he only commented on the demo thing? Sorry to say but the game not looking as good as the demo really is a minor point, the game being utter shit is what people should be focusing on. A games final version can look nothing like the early builds (its happened in the past), so long as its still good.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. _LarZen_

    It’s called fraud ladies and gentlemen.

    Showing something that is probably pre-rendered and saying it’s a early build of a game to get the press hyped and getting gamers to pre-order something that looks completely different then the product you buy.

    Fraud and lies, someone should be hold responsible and there should be a huge fine either Gearbox or Sega have to pay. And it should be so high it will ensure no intelligent person will ever do it again.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. DSB

    Preordering is always a risk, the developer doesn’t make that decision on your behalf.

    You should really be smart enough to realize that there’s a risk that something is being made to look better than it is. It’s called marketing.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. orakaa

    « We are looking at that » ? Like… they’re discovering the fact the demo and the final product were not the same???
    It’s really too bad this game went through such a disastrous development to end up, at best, as an average uninspired shooter, even for a fan (boy, the story is so bad…)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. TheWulf

    It wasn’t the critically bad critic scores that told me all I need to know about Colonial Marines. It was Penny Arcade slamming it into the ground. They rarely ever do that, and if they do, then the game is invariably horrendous. They’re pretty good at gauging when they should, and when they shouldn’t.

    Furthermore, Gabe provided a vine video of a hiding alien that just told me all I needed to know about the AI. The problem with a game that involves aliens is that it’s 90% AI. If you don’t have the AI, then everything else is worthless. The aliens need to be smart.

    That the AI is far, far worse than that of a game from 2000 is telling.

    Also, GearBox is slowly climbing the bullshit-o-meter, really. I’m absolutely fed up of ‘vertical slice’ demos. Ron Gilbert did a blog post about why vertical slices are really stupid and I agree. I mean, it’s ridiculous. Demos are necessary, but what a demo should be is just a timed version of the game itself. Give the players an hour or two (whatever you feel comfortable with) to experience the game.

    For an eight hour game, providing two hours isn’t going to kill it, but it will tell players whether they’ll like it or not. And it will tell them in a far less dishonest way.

    I feel everything about Colonial Marines has been dishonest.

    It seems the only thing that Gearbox can do even marginally right is Borderlands, and even that’s being milked to the point where it’s getting boring. We’re looking at a dying developer, here. And they have nothing but their own poor practises to blame.

    #39 2 years ago

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

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

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  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

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  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

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  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

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  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

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