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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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    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]