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Killzone: Shadow Fall demo runs at 30FPS, Digital Foundry tests suggest

Monday, 25 February 2013 11:37 GMT By Dave Cook

Killzone: Shadows Fall received a gameplay demo last week as part of Sony’s PS4 reveal. Tech wizards Digital Foundry has determined that the footage was running at 30 FPS and suggests that it will be the industry standard going in to the next generation.

Now I’ll be honest. I know dick-all about technicalities such as frame rates and what-not, so you can check out the full Digital Foundry report over on Eurogamer.

However, I do know that the group’s frame rate test saw the 1080p version of Sony’s Killzone: Shadow Fall footage remain constant at 30 FPS. Here’s the evidence:

Digital Foundry also offered the following, “30FPS is the target for Killzone: Shadow Fall, and we don’t detect a single dip in performance from this based on the uploaded gameplay feed – a fact mirrored in the 1080p trailer we also have available. It’s fair to assume that 30FPS remains the console standard for next-gen.”

I’m backing out now before I start writing about things I don’t understand. But what do you make of the above? Should developers be aiming for 60 FPS as a benchmark in next-gen consoles? Let us know below.

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41 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Oh my.

    and Crysis 1 on my PC in 2007 looks already much better then this.
    Don’t forget that in first Crysis there were simulations with Water, physics in general and you could crush buildings. (It was open-world) and AI could do whatever it wanted.

    Killzone:SF was a mediocre corridor shooter = 30 fps. Next gen consoles. Oh yeah.

    “Should developers be aiming for 60 FPS as a benchmark in next-gen consoles? Let us know below.”

    they can’t, unless they are going to make visuals like in the PS3.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kabby

    Did they just benchmark a movie of a game? Wow.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mkotechno

    So they benchmarked a 30hz streaming and the result is the game is 30hz, what a genius!!!!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. HauntaVirus

    So is it confirmed that it’ll run games at 1080p? 30fps at 1080p is expected, 30fps at 720p is unacceptable and not “next gen” at all.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dragon246

    @4,
    1080p 60fps is the target according to leaks.
    On topic, doesn’t matter. Its next-gen, and is way better than current gen. I wonder why its being compared to 1000-2000$ PCs by some people though….
    Read the article, its nothing that can be achieved on current gen, and looks truly awesome.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. manamana

    Frames per second in the headline and you have PC nuts in the comments. Pot, kettle. Easy as that.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Ahem:
    http://www.gamepur.com/news/10480-killzone-shadow-fall-was-only-using-15-gb-ram-graphics.html

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Fin

    in b4 Erthazus starts bitching

    goddammit!!

    There’s no comparison to a game demo shown now, at least 9 months before release, on pre-release hardware, to the end product.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. manamana

    @Gekidami this is actually more worrying, as it implies that there were no 8GB dev-kits around…?!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. mreko3230

    You should read the whole article on the Eurogamer link. They just didn’t pull the 30fps out of the air. Guerrilla games also confirmed the numbers.

    Also, I believe without prior knowledge, 9 out of 10 gamers couldn’t tell you whether or not this game is running at 30 or 60fps. The fact that its full 1080p and running at 30fps makes it a solid looking game. Would we like 60fps? Sure. And although graphics are nice, its not everything. I can’t think of one bad game I’ve played and though- “Man, I bet this game would be better if it didn’t have so much AA.” I have played good games and thought it would be nice if they looked better, but console graphics have never taken the joy out of playing a good game.

    I know everyone likes to throw Crysis out there. We’re talking about a A+ PC experience. Frankly, I think it says more about Crytek than about PC gaming as a whole. Yes, a lot of PC games look better, but, if your primarily a console gamer like me, you could really care less. Thats not the main experience I’m looking for. For the most part, I like the couch/controler experience and I like the ease of putting a game in the disc tray and just playing. That’s just me- that’s what I like.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    All that demo proves, is that Helghans are still dumb. “ooh i’m gonna shoot these two guys dead & take a slow walk up to the 3rd heavily armed soldier…urk”

    #11 2 years ago
  12. laughing-gravy

    Another troll article, well done!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. dravenkaze

    Who cares phew phew shooting like all other games

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    in b4 console fanboys starts bitching,

    goddammit!!

    You don’t need a hardware because trailer was recorded using Apple’s ProRes which can show how much FPS that thing has without any issue.
    Eurogamer does not do this the first time, they did this before many times and it worked for them.

    About the memory, first of all, Sony fanboys are retards, second, no way in hell someone there will say a secret information to some fanboy that asked about memory. It’s a secret information.
    third and the most obvious. Do you actually know what is video memory and what you need it for? So far, not.

    Good luck guys, have fun with 30 frames per second with last gen PC visuals.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. nikk900

    @14 Why do you care so much? Honestly, you try so hard to talk down consoles and talk up P.C’s. It just comes of as really sad.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. CyberMarco

    @14 Clearly you don’t like this game and the upcoming new consoles. Fine with that. What’s your problem coming in the comment section pissing on everyones favorite gaming platform just to show off your powerful PC capabilities?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. manamana

    @15/16 because he gains attention which in real life seems a bit of a far stretch ;-)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Joe Musashi

    30fps or not, it’s a massive step up from pre-rendered ‘to target specs’ footage.

    JM

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    @Erth
    “Crysis 1 on my PC in 2007 looks already much better then this”

    You got some shots to back that up? Ones from the un-modded game?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. MadFingerz

    @1 “Killzone:SF was a mediocre corridor shooter”

    Was? Because you have already seen the full game right? Or maybe the full game will be just what they showed, which btw only has one corridor…

    Damn, I know I shouldn’t feed trolls but your posts are just too stupid not to bash.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. xxJPRACERxx

    I really like playing on PC at 60 fps but if I have the choice between rock-solid 30 fps and 60 fps with fluctuation I prefer the rock-solid 30 fps. Of course rock-solid 60 fps is best!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. partchimp

    My pc is bigger than your dad etc. Pointless

    #22 2 years ago
  23. pukem0n

    just be happy that guy doesnt play on your console, so PSN/XBL is safe from those obnoxious people and only houses little, screaming kids

    #23 2 years ago
  24. partchimp

    I just don’t see the point in CONSTANTLY going on about how shit current consoles are and will be next gen. Why post comments on a console exclusive title thread that are of no use to anyone and appear to only serve the purpose of virtual dick measuring?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. deathm00n

    @14 “Have fun with 30 frames per second with last gen PC visuals.”
    Thanks, we will!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    @DrDamn, Screenshots? SCREENSHOTS? Pfff.
    Why Screenshots? I will show you just one video from a monitor in Real-time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDAksXFwbNg

    btw, every building you see there you can destroy and look at these explosions. ! 2007 !
    direct X10 (outdated). From monitor.

    @15, “Why do you care so much?”

    I don’t. I just laugh at console fanboys.

    @20, “Was? Because you have already seen the full game right?”

    I saw the gameplay. It was the same as Killzone 2 and 3 which were corridor shooters.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. manamana

    Erthazus you’re a twat.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Joe Musashi

    @26 YouTube video is 30fps. Using the same logic you mock by, that must mean PC games are 30fps also.

    JM

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Fin

    Erthazus gets off on being an asshole.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    @28, I showed the quality of a game and youtube has nothing to do with 30 fps per second.
    Eurogamer did this with Apple ProRes which not just record video.

    I don’t mock Killzone because the one who did this was Eurogamer. I did absolutely nothing.

    @29, you are the one that is asshole. Thx/k/bye

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Joe Musashi

    What you showed was a game running at 30fps. So your comparison fails. Or your logic for mocking things running at 30fps fails.

    Either way, you fail because you mock based on frame-rate and can’t show something better. I’m not disputing the PC can produce 60fps visuals, but your ham-fisted ‘evidence’ is very poorly considered.

    Perhaps, before jumping in with your PC-superiority complex, you should present a better rounded argument than “LOL my old PC is better TROLLOL” But why change the habit of a lifetime, eh? ;)

    JM

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Spider Law

    @Erthazus

    You do know that the Killzone demo has much more detail and particles running rampid than your Crysis Warhead demo does and it has it all without all the pop ins too right?
    I mean, i played Crysis Warhead at max, and textures and props were always popping in randomly as i progressed even though i was capable of playing the game at MAX everything at 60fps without a problem.

    And here we have a Killzone Shadowfall demo video in a lowres flash stream and we can still see that the visuals are at least twice as good as Crysis Warhead’s without the random pop ins and much more going on on-screen at once. And on top of it all, it is only using 1.5gb of available 4-8gbs of ram from the PS4 so the finished product could be 10x better and even possibly 60fps…

    You fail man. Give it a rest. MAX PC is great but it isn’t the end all.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. partchimp

    I’ve yet to see him post a positive comment about any game other than witcher 2, and even then it’s “great game, my pc runs it better than shitty sub-hd Xbox. A hahaha.” do you even like gaming?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @26
    And do you also have a video that looks better than the Killzone: Shadow Fall? Cos that kinda didn’t. Nice, smooth, but in comparison not very actually as good looking. If they had shown that at the PS4 show you’d have been claiming Far Cry looked better in 2004.

    Oh and btw, it was also Crysis Warhead (2008) and a PC with a couple of GTX480 (2010). 2 x EVGA GTX480s will still set you back ~$340 today and that’s with only 3Gb memory and no CPU, HDD etc.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Dragon246

    Entire thread being derailed because of a single guy. We could ignore him cant we?
    Live and let live.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. partchimp

    True, but it’s annoying and on EVERY, SINGLE, COMMENT..

    #36 2 years ago
  37. CyberMarco

    Maybe it’s time for the almighty ban-hammer to serve justice…

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Blade247

    Sony always shows INCREDIBLE visuals, great vids, cut scenes, etc. Then BOOM you put in the disc and youre like WTF? Sans Uncharted, its marketing, marketing, and more marketing. And Killzone blew ass, and bad ass at that. Only game worth its weight has been Uncharted. Other than that, nothing has made me unbox my PS3. I sense the same w the PS4…

    #38 2 years ago
  39. ps4fanboy

    Its just lame that they analyse some video of the game and opine about the performance of the system.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Beta

    I’m just happy it’s in 1080P. Needs to be the console standard next gen.

    Some games are still rendered in sub-hd on PS3/360, can’t wait for next gen. :P

    #40 2 years ago
  41. WENDiGO

    Erthazus, if you’re going to write paragraphs about how PC is better and consoles are crap then you do care. -.-

    #41 2 years ago

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    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]