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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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    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]