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Spec Ops: The Line developer YAGER licenses URE4 for unannounced next-gen title

Thursday, 14 March 2013 13:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Epic Games has announced its licensed its Unreal Engine 4 to Spec Ops: The Line developer YAGER, which is the first independent studio in Europe to license the tech.

“Unreal Engine 4 is, hands down, the best toolset for creating next-generation, AAA games,” said Timo Ullmann, managing director at YAGER. “Unreal Engine 3 enabled our great team to tap its full potential for the development for our award-winning game Spec Ops: The Line and beyond.

“YAGER is thrilled to be utilizing Epic’s latest technology for our foremost project as the new workflow is incredible, and Blueprint visual scripting gives us more control over building our games than ever before.”

The developer plans to use URE4 to develop it’s unannounced next-generation title, which YAGER plans to unveil in the coming months.

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27 Comments

  1. bitsnark

    Fucking excellent.

    Next to Binary Domain, Spec Ops: The Line is one of the most under-appreciated games of this gen in my opinion.

    Looking forward to seeing what they do with it!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SameeR_Fisher

    Absolutely fantastic.

    YAGER are freaking awesome guys and gals.

    I can’t wait to see what they are doing next.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Night Hunter

    I’m so glad they are still alive and kicking. After the weak sales of Spec Ops I thought that maybe they could be in financial trouble …

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Max Payne

    @3 Yea agree.
    I also think game was done way before it was released , but they just delayed it until they found ”no busy” month

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    Yami. I wonder what they have in store. I loved Spec Ops: The Line.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. heroes159

    everyone loved Spec-ops the line story. I hope they will release a sequel or a Prequel or something. but the way game ended , i don’t think sequels are possible

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    Personally, I don’t want a sequel. The game delivered what it wanted to deliver. No new protagonist, no new setting, a new Game.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Takeshi

    I hope their next game is a lot more well-polished in the gameplay section. Spec Ops had some above average writing, but the gameplay mecanics could definitely have used some more work.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Night Hunter

    @8: I hope that if they make another shooter with a strong story that they break with gameplay conventions a bit. From the gameplay side Spec Ops was a TPS as bland as they come. They nailed the story part, now it’s time to make gameplay a little bit more believable and maybe not have a body count of 2000 in a 10 hour game …

    #9 2 years ago
  10. redwood

    finally some news on yager :) and it’s all good, here is hoping to see something on their next title sooon

    #10 2 years ago
  11. KrazyKraut

    Speck Ops was nice (besides its bad ending).
    Hope to hear from them soon.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    Why are the endings bad?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DSB

    Spec Ops would’ve been good if they hadn’t put 5 hours of mediocrity in front of those 10 minutes of quality at the end.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Spec Ops the line was very good to me. Shame most people on my friends list who have PS+ aren’t playing it.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    @13: I didn’t think it was mediocre at all, the gameplay wasn’t fun sure, but it was engaging and that was enough for me. Or maybe that was the point? Why should it be fun to kill all those people?

    It was interesting to watch the characters develop and change, see Walker lose it more and more. The more you read about it, the more you realize just how many things you’ve missed if you have played it like a regular TPS, pay more attention to the little details and you will be rewarded.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    @15 So it wasn’t really gameplay, it was meta-gameplay? There’s really no way I’m buying that. Nobody puts 60 million dollars into a parable, and it’s not like it was horrible to kill those guys at all. It was just repetitive.

    I also don’t think the game was that smart. It was really pretty simple, except for the ending.

    I didn’t see the characters develop, because the characters were never established. You didn’t know anything about them, except for the fact that they were awful clichés. To me they were ragdolls being abused until they were, quite simply, sad ragdolls.

    There were a couple of points where I felt like it actually lived up to the promise though. One is the part where you’re told to “condemn” one of two defenseless guys (without presenting the third option) and the other is at the very end when you have to decide whether to shoot at friendly forces or surrender.

    If the game had made more of an effort to have me doubt myself and my own choices like that, I could’ve bought into it.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @16: Just to be clear, I’m not buying it either, but many people including the guys at ExtraCredits do make some interesting points how that could actually be the case:

    http://youtu.be/ti2EGwW-Ihg
    http://youtu.be/Soax8WqskkI

    But I didn’t went in to actually feel bad about myself (although I have to admit, after finishing the game, I avoided playing those mindless military shooters for a long, long time). I went in for the experience. The characters didn’t have to be established to actually show signs of ‘development’.

    At the beginning Walker and his team were joking around, the tone was light as in most shooters these days. In a sense they were your typical FPS Team. The smart ass Sniper, the tough Black Guy who NEEDS to have a light machine gun and of course the focused Leader.

    They were focused and concentrated at the beginning, it was “Tango down” here and “Reloading” there but, it that changed into “FUCK YOU!” and “FUCKING RELOADING!”. His takedowns that started out as quick and effective turned into brutal and sadistic.

    That’s what I mean by development. Walkers voice was pretty much fucked at the end, his face all messed up, he looked like a Harvey Dent cosplayer. Most games completely miss that. The tone never really changes, there are still smart ass one-liners even at the last level, but The Line does that different.

    All Walker wanted was to redeem himself. Find a situation where he could actually do something good, but that never came. Like the player he only listened to the voice in his ear telling him what to do, without second guessing it.

    For me the most interesting thing about the choices is that they were small and had no real impact on the game, but they had an impact on me.

    They weren’t spoken out either.

    SPOILER AHEAD!

    Do I shoot the American Soldier who thinks I am spy or do I take the risk and leave him alive? Either way I’m screwed.

    Do I help the agent or the civilians? The agent is important, the civilians are too.

    Do I shoot the thief or the family murderer? What if I just kill the snipers? What if I shoot them both (Haven’t tried that)?

    Do I shoot the CIA Agent who betrayed me out of mercy, or do I wait for him to burn, because THAT MOTHERFUCKER DESERVED IT!?

    Do I shoot the civilians who killed Lugo or should I just try to shoot in the air? Do they deserve this? Do we deserve this?

    Do I shoot myself or Conrad? He says it’s my fault, but I only followed orders.

    Do I shoot the soldiers who came for rescue, or let them take me? And what happens if I fail, what happens if they manage to kill me (My favorite ending btw.)?

    I also heard about little details, like some of the ads showing Conrads face only to disappear a few seconds later. A blooming tree, full of green leafs that turns into a burned on when you turn around to look at it again.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. xxJPRACERxx

    I was “wtf is URE4?”. You know that the Unreal Engine is abbreviated UE and not URE since the 1st one?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DSB

    @17 If the point is just to beat up a few videogame clichés, then that just makes it a cheap joke to me. It’s like Limbo beating up on the player. It’s fun for two seconds, and then it just feels cheap.

    If they wanted to make me care, they’d have to make those guys into genuine human beings, or at least symbols of genuine human beings.

    Some of those choices feel like actual choices, and some don’t.

    The CIA douche might be an asshole, but why would I want to watch him burn? The agent may be important, but people are still people. Lugo is dead no matter what, why would I make 50 new corpses?

    I didn’t feel like a lot of those decisions truly challenged the sanity of the guy I was playing. I’d have to force myself to be an asshole for there to be a real question.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @19: Sorry, I’m not really following. It’s taking everything that is wrong about modern shooters and shows you how ridiculous and simple-minded those games are, while at the same time trying to tell a story about a soldiers downfall.

    Limbo is just annoying the player for shit and giggles. Trial and Error is not something I consider a good gameplay mechanic.

    I had watched some walkthroughs on Youtube and people reacted very erm, extreme to Lugo’s death, started killing everyone.

    And some of them watched the CIA dude burn, I simply walked away. I thought he deserved it. If he excepts the people of Dubai do die and suffer for ‘the greater good’, then it’s only fair to expect the same from him.

    But then again, I remember your feedback from the demo and that didn’t went well. I’m also remembering your comments before the game even hit the stores, I’m guessing you never forgave the game that it used Heart of Darkness as an inspiration. :P

    I simply loved it, from start to finish, which is also how I played it, in one go. No pause, no nothing, no room to breath, at the end I was just as exhausted as Walker.

    Anyway, I rather play this than any Call of Duty/Medal of Honor/Battlefield Singleplayer. Those games just don’t seem to get it.

    Oh and the soundtrack was fantastic! Beautiful score as well.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @20 I just don’t buy the first paragraph. If you want to show me how ridiculous and simple-minded modern shooters are, then please outdo them. Show me how it’s done. Don’t just copy them for 5 hours and go “Oh, by the way.. This is all ironic”. I don’t feel like that’s what the game did at all though.

    And I wasn’t talking about Limbos mechanics. Limbo is about piling misery onto the player, just as Spec Ops is about piling misery onto those three guys. Unless there’s something there to qualify that misery beyond “Oh look, war is hell” or “Oh look, you sure are in Limbo” then I don’t see it as profound. It’s just crude and mean, and obvious.

    I don’t mind that it riffs on Heart of Darkness, or that it’s anti-war. Apocalypse Now did and is both, but that movie went about it in a much more intelligent way.

    The characters are people. The protagonist has already been through hell, unlike the happy clappy boyscouts you see in the beginning of Spec Ops. He’s then joined by at least three people who make up the backbone of the US military – The ghetto kid, the southern boy and the all american, under the command of a guy who clearly feels a strong sense of duty – Although it’s mostly a duty to stay out of trouble and protect those kids.

    You can pretty much stop the tape right there. Compare that to three roughly drawn clichés of cocky American soldiers. For me it’s just too damn simple. It seems less like an ironic jab, and more like a writer picking the low hanging fruit.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. YoungZer0

    @21: You gotta look at it from a different perspective. The Average Joe has probably never heard about this game.

    So when he walks through his gamestore, looking for another military shooter, he sees Spec Ops Cover.

    This were it already begins, just another soldier looking at the camera. He buys it, gets home, starts the game and expects the same old military shooter bullshit. Which is what the game gives him until the WP-Scene, this is where the tone shifts into a completely different direction.

    Everything the game does, it does just for that one twist.

    You never second guess your actions in other military shooters, because you always have a big threat to stop. Something that endangers the whole world. “Who cares about torture? I had a nuclear war to prevent. Don’t think about it, you’re a hero”. Walker never had that luxury.

    I think the guys from ExtraCredits are right, when Conrad tells Walker “you came here because you wanted to be something you’re not; a hero.” then he really is talking to the player.

    If you look at it from this perspective then a lot of the things they did make sense.

    I think Spec Ops biggest problem was the release date. I dunno what happened, but the game went silent for a long time and then came out too late. People were fed-up with military shooters and the market was flooded with it. I keep hearing from people who did buy the game without knowing anything about it and excepted it to be another military shooter. The twist and everything that happened after it had a huge effect on them.

    “The ghetto kid, the southern boy and the all american, under the command of a guy who clearly feels a strong sense of duty”

    I think you missed the french guy and I gotta ask, how are those characters not cliché? We’ve seen them in all military movies, or series.

    But that’s beside the point I’m trying to make. I think if they wanted to deliver characters with more depth or more realism, they would’ve done it.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. DSB

    @22 I get what they wanted to do, I just don’t think they did a very good job of it. The idea is sound, but instead of courting intelligence, it uses a sledgehammer.

    To me a truly good writer is one that doesn’t feel the need to always answer his own questions. That’s what Spec Ops keeps doing, there’s little room for ambiguity except for the final part. It’s something that most games do, and that’s why it’s so disappointing to see in a game that obviously had higher ambitions. I don’t see a big difference between the Lugo scene and No Russian.

    Very few game designers seem to be able to trust gamers enough to really tell a story intelligently.

    That’s really my main problem with Spec Ops. Instead of being eloquent it just rubs your face in it, like most other games.

    In terms of Apocalypse Now, I haven’t seen a lot of movies with characters like that, but however they make you feel, at least they’re eminently human. They’re not just singleminded boyscouts with no background. They’re people first and soldiers second. Incredibly naive, each in their own way, and for their own reasons, and they have no place in a warzone.

    The Chief is a classic military type, but I see him as mainly being there to contrast Willard. Order versus chaos. Willard has no idea why he’s doing what he’s doing, or what he hopes to accomplish, whereas the Chief knows exactly what he’s doing, and what he hopes to accomplish.

    That’s why they call it a supporting character.

    The french guy is the southern guy.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. YoungZer0

    Alright, I can definitely agree on that. I too was hoping the game would be more subtle. Yet, even with the sledgehammer the message flew over the head of some people. How that’s even possible, I don’t know. There are still some subtle elements in the game, like the tree and the ad, so I like that.

    Anyway, I still think the game is fantastic. What it tried to do, it achieved. It could’ve been better, yes, but then again what couldn’t? Even a masterpiece (I don’t use that word often) like Apocalypse Now had it’s flaws. The anti-climatic ending for example.

    I definitely think that The Line did a better Job than games like Bioshock (still don’t understand the praise for that game) or the Metal Gear Solid series (if The Line uses a Sledgehammer, MGS uses an orbital strike).

    Just hope that a few developers look at what YAGER did and will try to at least tackle some controversial subjects, because most FPS/TPS leave just don’t try anything. Just the fact that they basically made US soldiers the bad guys takes some balls. Dunno how they were able to sell that Idea.

    And I thought you meant the blonde guy who would regularly paint his face. I think you forgot that one.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DSB

    I think we just come down on two different sides of opinion. It’s obvious that Spec Ops was ambitious, but the sledgehammer approach and the pretty standardized gameplay dulls it down.

    It definitely is time for gaming to grow up, and start caring about the content.

    It’s just pretty difficult to do when you have executives who measure quality in dollars. They really have no clue what they’re producing, and I don’t think they could care less about something like the writing.

    Gaming just isn’t a creative-driven industry right now. If the leadership doesn’t value talent, the organization won’t either.

    I thought Bioshock was great personally. The gameplay was the weakest bit. I can’t remember another game that actually dared to touch something like objectivism. Metal Gear Solid is really just a parody of itself, it’s like the Benny Hill of core gaming.

    The blonde guy is the all-american in Apocalypse Now. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Probably loves apple pie.

    The three crew are Mr Clean (Ghetto kid) Lance (All-American) Chef (Southern kid).

    #25 2 years ago
  26. YoungZer0

    So we agree to disagree. Good.

    I dunno what is about Bioshock, but it was just boring for me. I had a friend spoil the ending and somehow the game lost all appeal after that.

    Since then I’ve tried to finish it three times, but the storytelling, gameplay and the world, feel completely flat to me. I wasn’t a fan of the art-direction too, same problem I have with Bioshock Infinite, which kind of looks like Disney gone wrong. I really can’t put my finger on it, but everytime I play it, I mildly enjoy it and then start thinking of all the other games I could play right now.

    It wasn’t subtle about its themes either.

    Bioshock looks to be just as unsubtle about its themes, but at least the storytelling seems to be much better.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. biggbadddadd

    this is the best fuckin game of all time!! i truly hope they will make another one! its to bad people did not support and buy this game….what a shame!!! forgive them….they are morons!! please make another one!!

    #27 2 years ago

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  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

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  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

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

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

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

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

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

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

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

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

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

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

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

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

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

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

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

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

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

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

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