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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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    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]