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Tomb Raider ‘Reborn’ trailer released, has people discussing their role as Lara

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 15:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Tomb Raider has a new video available, which you can view below. The subtitle is “Reborn,” and if you are contemplating getting the title, it may be worth the watch. It’s peppered with actors giving one-liners regarding their role as Lara Croft in the game. Tomb Raider releases on March 5 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Thanks, AGB.

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21 Comments

  1. jaygrim

    I am an actor.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ItsFade

    Well that wasn’t corny at all.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Da Man

    You aren’t a customer buying software to play on your home computer entertainment system, you’re an artist, an intelligent adult, a hero, a thinking person, a hardcore enthusiast and an actor now.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. salarta

    Also, a victim.

    I’m not likely to call this Lara a survivor; that was the original Lara, the identical clone is a stereotypical survivor girl. I will look forward to a game about a survivor when one is made.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    That can’t climb a chopper, because you had no proper training.

    @4: Your ignorance is fascinating. Please tell me more about the old Lara you never knew.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. salarta

    @5: I played the second and third Tomb Raider games, not the first one. I don’t think you have to be a hardcore fan to appreciate and respect the way a character is supposed to be, though I don’t worry too much about that because people look for any excuse to write off opinions they don’t like, even and especially hardcore fans.

    I now have two things about this game that I dislike, and I’m deliberately refraining from going very far into the one that’s far less trivial. I think the default response would be to praise the game and claim it’s gold. If people can’t take me complaining about changes to the character, then they can’t handle the much more serious issue I have. And that’s probably for the best, because I’m hoping a different game comes along where the issue of concern is dealt with in a much more mature, realistic and sympathetic manner like it deserves.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. SplatteredHouse

    @6: Don’t miss out on The Last Revelation (TR4) get it if you can, it’s a cracker! :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. salarta

    @7: I would, but unfortunately I resolved after 3rd Birthday to not buy anything that could lead to Squeenix getting money out of it until a new Aya Brea game is made that makes 3rd Birthday noncanon and treats Aya with more respect. It was the last straw for me after several things Squeenix did that ticked me off. However, I just might buy a physical copy of the PS1 version of the game, since there’s no worries about Squeenix getting money out of that transaction, so thanks for the suggestion! :D

    It’s actually amazing to see her old covers and how badass she was in those covers.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @6: “respect the way a character is supposed to be”

    And the way the character is supposed to be depends on how the developer wants the character to be. You don’t have a say in any of that. You’ve already proven that you don’t care about the franchise by NOT BUYING any of the later games. But suddenly you care, because they changed her?

    You know, you can talk all you want, but your biggest problem seems to be that you hate character progression. Lara eventually becomes the Tomb Raider in this game. Yes she suffers a lot through the first hour, but a victim? Do you even know what that means? Because a victim would lie down, cry and hope somebody helps her out. Lara survives because she fights. If you can’t understand that what do you understand?

    Again, you’re the same guy who calls this game sexist because Lara is a human, but at the same time you said that we can’t expect Naomi Hunter to climb into a chopper because she isn’t a warrior. Don’t you understand how messed up that is?

    Lara in the original Tomb Raider wasn’t a survivor, she was A TOMB RAIDER! To call the ‘new’ Lara a victim just shows how fundamentally flawed your logic is.

    “excuse to write off opinions they don’t like, even and especially hardcore fans”

    I know exactly what you mean, those hardcore fans seem to be so afraid of cha- oh wait, we’re not talking about DMC here? O:

    Anyway, I’m not even a Fan of the series but one of my best friends is a huge fan, has every game, even the shitty comics and the spin off comic with Witchblade and she loves it. She was skeptical at first, maybe they made her too whiny, but no sir, no such thing. She. Loves. This. Game.

    The biggest problem I have with the game is how – at the end – she does a Nathan Drake and slaughters hundreds of people. Goes in another area and slaughters some more.

    Dunno ’bout you, but I wanted it to be more about raiding tombs.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    @8 It’s a super adventure of tomb raiding, and it’s similar to what you’ve already played with a boost to the enemy AI. You’re welcome!

    Of Tomb Raider, 2013:
    By what Brad Shoemaker explains on the GB podcast, there’s distinct “disconnect” between Lara in Peril, and Lara, elle Dominatoress. They don’t have a situation beyond the first lengthy exposition of Lara’s reasoning, and trying to grasp the reality of, and reconcile, what she’s doing of her adapting. Neither is she inexperienced in the use of weapons, as a phase of gameplay, or anything like that. Also, the “side-tombs” that were mentioned, they each run, for the couple their editor has uncovered to about 5 mins, tops.

    On the other hand, Jeff Gerstmann points out that some of that stuff doesn’t always best serve the gameplay, but the impression I get is that in the natural flow of play, I would find those kind of “short-cuts” in the narrative disappointing. If they are seeking to present a “human” character, if that is what they will propose: then that is what I expect them to offer.

    I don’t want to play another Uncharted – I had enough of it after the second, for the amount of “inspiration” they’d begun cribbing from Gears, and the like. (shock perhaps, but I actually don’t mind GoW, up to the 2nd – a view that applies also to Halo coincidently!) Maybe this one isn’t right for me, but I would…I could wait for a sale, perhaps, I guess.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. salarta

    @9: You’re arguing that the company owning the rights to the IP means absolutely anything they do is perfectly acceptable. I disagree completely with that argument, and I know from past experience with you that you will never see why that is, so I’m not going to get into another argument with you on this subject. Suffice to say, I have thoroughly stated my reasons in the past, and they remain as true to me as ever.

    I didn’t buy past games because they didn’t present Lara in a way that interested me, simple as that. I am not obligated to buy games I do not have interest in just to have a right to be vocal with my opinion, especially since there was no indication that they would try a direction like this game if previous games failed. To add, I might have bought and perhaps enjoyed this game, IF it didn’t include the horror film victim turned survivor girl approach. That’s very unlikely due to my already existing boycott of Squeenix, but there was a slim chance that under different circumstances, I would have broken that self-imposed pledge for a reboot. Instead, this game makes me even less likely to buy Squeenix products.

    You’re harping on the idea that I somehow don’t like character change again, when you know very well I’ve refuted that accusation, so I’m not going to waste our time refuting it again. I like character change when it fits the character, end of story.

    I call it sexist, and not necessarily what the team intended but how the end product turned out, because of the implications it makes about women due to both the story itself and Lara’s worth in the medium as a whole. The story implies that gaming’s strongest icon of female empowerment is at her core a fragile girl (emphasis on the implication of youth rather than maturity despite being in her early 20s), that required the presence and influence of men to become that strong, brave icon. This is happening in a medium where male protagonists are generally depicted as naturally strong and brave, and if not naturally, then by the time they enter their 20s if not younger, while the only depictions of female protagonists are either damsels in distress, fragile creatures that make themselves strong by the influence of men, or dominant but oversexed parodies.

    However, you do have me thinking that maybe what used to be considered sexist isn’t really sexist when it has the backing of the majority of both genders. What we consider sexist in looking back at old ads and commercials from the 50s and earlier may not be sexist at all when you look at when they were made. Characters are redefined by each generation, so surely sexism and what counts as sexism gets redefined as well.

    As for your fan friend that loves the game, Your Mileage May Vary. I’m a hardcore fan of the Final Fantasy series and loathed the direction FF13 took, but I also know other hardcore fans that love FF13 to pieces and think it’s the best FF game ever made. Likewise, I actually bought, beat and liked Other M before someone pointed out the many problems it has.

    Anyway, time to read @10′s post!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. salarta

    @10: Thanks for the reply, there’s a lot in there that raises thoughts I hadn’t considered. However, they are ones I am presently refusing to share here, as it seems not discussing them will serve the whole subject much better, and I don’t think this game handles it in a way that makes it deserving of such deep discussion anyway. Perhaps some other time I could start a discussion with you on these things by E-mail or IM or similar. :)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DirtyBojanglez

    This entire argument will go into the abyss as something nobody really cared about.

    Anyways, TR looks AWESOME! I’ve played every TR since the first one and I can’t wait!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OrbitMonkey

    tagline:

    Tomb Raider, before she had titties..

    #14 2 years ago
  15. salarta

    @14: I’d say that’s a little off still because she’s in her early 20s, and so according to Crystal Dynamics, this is the look and behavior of a fully grown and matured adult woman.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @11: “You’re arguing that the company owning the rights to the IP means absolutely anything they do is perfectly acceptable.”

    I never said that. If they have a good reason to change her, make her more human, make the gameplay more appealing, make her MATTER again, where exactly is the problem? Continuously complaining about the change of a franchise you were never a fan of? What your game? If Nintendo changes Mario to a Space Marine Plumber tommorow, you know how many fucks I would give? None, because I don’t play those games. I don’t care about Mario since the N64. Those games never appealed to me, they never tried and I’m not going to complain if they changed it.

    “I didn’t buy past games because they didn’t present Lara in a way that interested me, simple as that.”

    And what way would that be? What was wrong about old Lara? And how does she need to be in order for you to like her again? No backstory? Just a women you jumped on a plane and started tomb raiding?

    “IF it didn’t include the horror film victim turned survivor girl approach.”

    Again, what makes her a victim? And although it has been pretty much abused by the horror film industry (what has not?), I still think it is very effective.

    “You’re harping on the idea that I somehow don’t like character change again, when you know very well I’ve refuted that accusation”

    Er, no you never did actually. You mentioned Raiden, Childsoldier turned Cyborg Ninja, a few reboots, one of them being Mortal Kombat, which is as much of a reboot as the new Spider-Man, but that’s about it.

    “I like character change when it fits the character, end of story.”

    But then again this is a reboot, so it doesn’t matter. Same goes for DMC.

    “The story implies that gaming’s strongest icon of female empowerment”

    But was she really that? Because I’d argue that there is no real icon for female empowerment. Not even a male icon. If you ask me to choose one on the spot i’d say it is Lee from walking Dead. Old Lara was nothing but few polgyons that were stretched too big.

    You call that female empowerment? And implies? No, it doesn’t imply any of that, that’s just your interpretation.

    “is at her core a fragile girl”

    I think any person in her/his early twenties that manages to survive on her/his own is anything but fragile. A fragile girl – as you call her – would’ve died on that island, probably from hunger, because she waited for someone to take care of her, which Lara did not. She took that bow and killed that deer, because she needed to survive. That’s the very definition of a survivor.

    “that required the presence and influence of men to become that strong, brave icon.”

    I have not played the game, I doubt you have as well. But influence of men? What exactly are you talking about? I saw some footage of her talking to a guy until they part ways again.

    Even if she needed some ‘influence’ what’s wrong about it?

    That misgonistic piece of shit! Teaching a young woman who has no experience in survival whatsoever how to survive. You still don’t understand do you? She did it ALL on her OWN! That’s what matters, that’s what made her strong!

    Let me ask you this: Is Connor a weak, fragile boy because he needed a Mentor? Is Nathan Drake a fragile boy because needed Sully?

    “This is happening in a medium where male protagonists are generally depicted as naturally strong and brave, and if not naturally, then by the time they enter their 20s if not younger”

    Oh yeah, I remember all the reviews mentioning how believable the character of Jason in Far Cry 3 was …

    “while the only depictions of female protagonists are either damsels in distress, fragile creatures that make themselves strong by the influence of men, or dominant but oversexed parodies.”

    I guess if you want to ignore games like Beyond Good & Evil or Mirror’s Edge, you can do so.

    “Likewise, I actually bought, beat and liked Other M before someone pointed out the many problems it has.”

    You needed someone to point out the problems for you?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DSB

    Good grief. That was fucking terrible.

    What middleaged “hip with the kids” ad agency dreamed that up?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    @Youngzero, Why are you arguing with the demented manchild who believes the old DD, skintight vest & short shorts wearing Lara was a feminist icon?

    Dude obviously has fap related problems with the “new” look.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    Dunno, I guess I was kind of bored, but I’m getting back to drawing now.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. salarta

    @19: Good plan. :) I’m not feeling like reading and responding to your comment at least right now since I’m tired, so I’m going to take your latest comment as you not minding me not replying to it.

    @18: Oh boy, here we go with the purposely making up shit about other people who disagree with us, especially things they’ve already said contrary about, approach! This is always a fun game. Especially when perfectly legitimate sentiments are snowballed in with stupid ones in the same manner as attaching a provision nobody wants to a government bill everyone wants.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    ^ No, no, no.

    Stop.

    Lara has never been a feminist icon you delusional berk.

    Your being silly.

    #21 2 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

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

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

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

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

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

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

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

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.