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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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    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    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 – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • 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 […]