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David Cage: “Games still have to deal with some kind of sexism”

Friday, 1 March 2013 12:38 GMT By Dave Cook

Beyond: Two Souls writer David Cage has stated that he didn’t consciously make the game’s star female, and that the games industry still needs to think hard about the issue of gender. He believes the tide is slowly changing, however.

Speaking with MCV, Cage said of his decision to cast Ellen Page as his lead in Beyond, “I don’t feel I consciously ‘opted’ for a female character, it is just the story I wanted to tell that drove the decision.

Cage continued, “What always surprises me is that this is not a question anyone would ask to a novelist or a film director. Their audiences would never question that a female character could make their story as interesting and powerful.

“Games still have to deal with some kind of sexism, especially as a lot of the time they’re focused on violence. Male characters tend to have more muscles and fighting capabilities. Female characters usually have an impressive breast and primitive psychology, they are the reward for the brave male hero.

“Gamers are also mainly male, and some of them may not find a female character appealing, unless she is as sexy as Lara Croft. This is changing: partially because gamers are demanding stronger characters and better scripts.”

Recently Cage also stated that there should be no difference in content between games and films.

What do you make of the above? Are we starting to see a real shift in the way women are portrayed in games or is are the above problems still rife in the industry?

Let us know below.

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20 Comments

  1. Tavarish

    Ripley from Aliens, there is one example of strong female lead for action oriented role. BioWare, in my opinion, also gave strong female lead in form of female Shepard. So yeah, personally I’m all for strong and deep female characters in games and not some dolled up sex figurines.

    On whole “Lara Croft is sexy” thing I’m not sure if those PS 2 era triangle breasts made anyone “sexy”, heh.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. _LarZen_

    I think there is still a good way to go. And what I find strange is that we can have so much violence in games and most people don’t react to it.

    But as fast as there is some sexual themes in a game there is big noise about how horrible this is.

    On that part games has a long long way to go.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ItsMe

    I can’t even listen to David Cage anymore. He could end world famine and I’d still think he’s annoying and arrogant.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. alterecho

    Recently, i’ve started seeing females as a spirit in a female avatar and males as a spirit in male avatar. So just shut up and enjoy the game :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Tavarish

    @2 At least in US sex is That big shameful thing, even thing like showing bare breast in TV is big NO NO, but violence is somehow seen as ok-ish thing to show even to kids. Just today laughed how CSI in latest episode, that airs in prime time, showed decapitation like nothing.

    That “Sex and sexuality is shameful thing, but even brutal violence is ok-ish” -thinking is crossing over more and more to Europa. That must be said tho that Europa is very splintered on this front and how said things are seen, handled etc. varies from country to country.

    Handling of sexual and violence themes needs to be discussed on cultural level across the western countries and not just on gaming level as it’s effecting all levels society and not just us, gamers.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. silkvg247

    I don’t think games are generally much of a problem, I think the media is.

    Booth babes. I mean seriously.. Why? Why do they even exist?

    Game promos.. cosplaying semi naked chicks to help with “promotions”. Why? Why do girls never get portrayed as normal civilized human beings in any video game promotion.

    I can look at most “video game news” photo shoots and literally play a game of “spot the normal gamer chick”. It’s like they don’t exist. Or they’re hidden in the background behind the massive tits of some cosplaying promo chick who has her breasts in focus of the shot, naturally.

    We haven’t moved on in the slightest from the days where slapping a half naked hot chick on a car would help it sell.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Espers

    @1 re-watch the video of bioware mass effect 3 and notice the ” strong ” female Shepard … she looks like a male, she’s animated like a male, she walks like a male ….. this is NOT what the gamers want, they try to give the illusions that this is what the gamers want …. female are females and that’s why we like them as gamers because of their nature … you can make a female carry a gun but you can let her stay as a female and this is what they were aiming for in the reboot of tomb raider … this is why she was appealing because she looked and acted like a female

    .. but then again .. they re-posted the opening in another video with these people saying, ” I am strong, I am courageous, I am .. bla bla bla ” <== you blew up the experience …. gamers are not gonna buy the game due to this crappy video but because of other elements that make the game appealing.. tomb raider didn't need this kind of cheap promotion !!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Tavarish

    @7 Sure BW could have done better job with fem Shepard render. Give her own set of animations, but when you say “she looks like a man” I disagree and think you haven’t seen custom fem Shepards. Those look really nice. I would also argue that we can model and animate that Awesome Female rather easily if effort put into it, but writing her and making her authentic is tricky part.

    Also on whole “New Tomb Raider looks like a female, acts like a female I kinda disagree”. To my eye she looks like a girl and acts like girl, when she isn’t slaughtering tens of men without flinch. I can see where they wanted to take her as person, but whole trying to be cinematic story about personal growth is some what ruined by whole murder spree before and after mental struggles. Or how she is wounded, cold, afraid etc., but in next second she is running, jumping, sliding and killing around like any other action hero.

    Tho as men, I assume you are a man, making “authentic female leads” can be hard because… well we are mean. Argument could be made that gaming need more women as writers and input makers. Let women shape women in games.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. PEYJ

    A lot of interesting points here.

    @ Tavarish

    I agree about your point on TR but I don’t believe it is necessary to have a woman shape female characters. In fact, that would be just as sexistic, only here it would be towards men.

    @ _LarZen_

    “I think there is still a good way to go. And what I find strange is that we can have so much violence in games and most people don’t react to it.”

    Agreed. It’s a growing problem that is being ignored by many because “it’s just a game”. Exept when a lunatic goes on a killing spree, then it’s caused by COD. Two treches with no chance of reaching each other.

    @ silkvg247

    Yup, they are relics and should be a thing of the past. Personally I find it patronizing towards me as a man, as I feel that they are their to blind and attract me.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DSB

    @silkvg247 I know you’re not a feminist inquisitor, but I think a lot of feminists are truly hostile and demeaning to women.

    They’re not allowed to make a living looking pretty, they’re not allowed to make a living being sexual, they’re not allowed to dress up for anyone or anything, and if you ask a feminist why, they tell you it’s humiliating on behalf of those women, and it makes them look stupid.

    In other words, if you don’t do like the feminist, you’re a stupid bitch, who can’t handle herself.

    Really, those people are the ones who think less of those girls, and since men are both simple and horny enough to be blamed for liking something as harmless as goodlooking women selling products, we are somehow criminal in doing so.

    Why is there a reason to think that those women aren’t perfectly capable of serving their own interests? Isn’t that a basic right for all of us? They can say no at any point, and personally I have a hard time accepting that a booth babe is somehow a powerless, unwilling little child in need of rescue. I think they’re perfectly capable of handling themselves.

    Is it really too much to ask for a little respect for those women instead of always patronizing them and victimizing them? I’m not saying that’s you, just that that’s the usual approach to those subjects.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. silkvg247

    @DSB: It’s not that I particularly mind that they’re out there, nor do I judge or have any opinion about the women themselves for picking that career. Nor do I care much if guys are more likely to buy “sexualised” products (though I personally think it’s an insult to their intelligence).

    My beef is it’s pretty much the *only* time I will see women in games or tech media. There is no coverage of normal everyday girls. There has to be ying to the yang, you know? It’s like they don’t exist, it’s like I don’t exist. The media forces me to be, and remain, a minority; because I’m either a hotty tottie flashing my pikachu boobs or I don’t exist at all.

    It would be the equivalent of say, never showing a single shot of a geeky guy outside a game store, instead showing oiled up Hercules guys grinning at a cam. Every time. On every news story. There’s no grey area for bog standard gamer women like there is for bog standard gamer men.

    Also, regarding booth babes specifically, surely you can see how their presence, en masse, would only ever put off “bog standard girls” from attending? We’re not daft, we know it’s aimed at guys, and so it makes us feel like we’re entering a space that is reserved for men. Thus the problem of tech/geek girls being a silent minority remains a problem, repeat.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. salarta

    I think David Cage referring to the whole “Lara Croft being sexy” thing is one of the reasons the series started to die out, because that detracted from the actual character, but I’m honestly glad that he didn’t talk about the new “Tomb Raider” at all. It breaks far more of the things that were good about the series and character than it fixes things that were bad.

    @11: As a guy, I’m disappointed we don’t see more of normal female representation as well. However, at the same time I think that a lot of times the “normal” women will start turning themselves into those more physically attractive types once they start getting noticed, because our society prizes physical appearance so much for women. I’m considering how Morgan Webb eventually started wearing sexually appealing clothes on FHM covers for her articles, and I think even Felicia Day to some extent fits this issue. She doesn’t go around in bikinis or anything, but her costume for The Guild (admittedly following RPG tropes so it may not count) shows a lot of skin including cleavage.

    Truthfully, any more specific ideas of “normal female representation” to me are probably different in a lot of ways from what you mean, but I agree on the general concept. We don’t need all represented women to look like or become models.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. MadFingerz

    @10 Agreed, I imagine that many girls like prancing around like that and are totally happy about it and what is demeaning for them is seeing other women shove their ideals and morals on people’s throaths while pretending they are doing so on the pretty chicks’ behalfs.

    @11 That is true too but I think things are changing, albeit slowly. But the other day I was surprised when on the day after the PS4 reveal a tv show had a specialist talking about it and what it would mean for the industry and the specialist was….a woman. And she knew more about tech and stuff than your average bloke. I should say, I wasn’t surprised that such a woman exists, but in seeing that the show invited her and not some guy.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Bomba Luigi

    Man like Boobs. Man creating 3D-Model Woman for Videogame. Man make what he like.

    Primitiv, Simple, Man. You can’t Change that over Night.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DSB

    @11 I know that’s the case, like I said, I wasn’t putting you in with “that crowd”, it just made me think of it.

    Although I do strongly disagree with some of it. Sexuality still doesn’t serve to exclude intelligence, power of will, or anything else. You can do and possess all of that at the very same time.

    That’s a notion that people like to project onto sexuality, and I have no idea why. I don’t think sex is stupid, I think it’s often quite deep, I don’t feel any dumber for desiring women, and it also doesn’t run my life or change my decisions, even if it may be a welcome part in them.

    In terms of beauty being oppressive to normal people, that’s hardly a crime, is it? Should Monet make himself worse at painting because it might upset people who suck at it? Should Coppolla deliberately dumb down his scripts because they might make lesser writers feel inadequate?

    I would hate a world that worked like that, and I think most people would too. People have every right to worship ideals, they have every right to strive and excel, even if they’re just biologically lucky winners.

    Aren’t we the ones responsible for how we feel about that? Personally I love normal women, they have nothing to feel bad about. We’re all insecure, but being insecure because of a boothbabe is silly.

    I do fervently agree that it’s a shame if boothbabes were somehow to become the only feminine attachment to tech and games. But singling them out just because some companies suck at targeting and portraying women also isn’t fair.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    @7 – Never met a woman who was in the military, I see.

    Did you honestly expect a female Shepard to be skipping and giggling when Jacob flirted with her? Maybe ask Garrus if he can hold her gun for her while she and Miranda go shoe shopping?

    Christ.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    @6 – At the same time, as I disagree with 7, I disagree that booth babes don’t serve a purpose. And if a woman likes to dress up like a character, let her. If she gets paid for it, all the better.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. manamana

    I’m still in love with Faith. She is my one and only.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Rafa_L

    I’m all about being happy the way you want, as long as people don’t deceive eachother, if a girl wants to marry a rich guy, and said guy wants a beutiful wife for show, good for them. If a girl (or guy) wants to live out of looks, go ahead. People judge too much. Saying that, no problem with beautiful people living the way they want or being “used” in any way.

    The only problem I think is what silkvg247 said, in the current scenario, it’s hard to find “normal girls”, in the sense of they are not rewards or just boobs. And that alienate lots of people.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DSeer49

    @18 same here :)

    #20 2 years ago

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

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

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

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

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

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

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

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

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

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

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

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

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

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

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

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

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

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

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

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

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

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

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

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

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

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

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

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

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

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

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

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

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]