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The Phantom Pain: new teaser trailer is genuinely creepy – rumour

Sunday, 17 March 2013 11:29 GMT By Dave Cook

The Phantom Pain developer ‘Joakim Mogren’ has uploaded what appears to be an unsettling trailer for the mysterious project, containing some hidden clues that smell like Metal Gear Solid 5.

Creepy no?

UPDATE:

I’ve decided to add a rumour tag to this piece because the GameTrailers member ‘Joakim Mogren’ has uploaded the above clip to the users section, rather than the official channels. It may mean that the video is unofficial.

We’ve emailed Konami for confirmation but as with most virals, if it’s true they won’t confirm it, so we’ll get back to you with more when we can. Stay tuned.

Also the morse code in the clip has been cracked by YouTuber AesopsEpisoden.

It reads:

“GENERATING IMAGE HOLD SCENARIO LOADING HOLD ACTIVATE PHANTOM PAIN DOT MEME HOLD ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ”

Does this mean the men in the video are configuring the world’s first VR simulation? Is Snake inside the simulation to help him combat post-traumatic stress after his car crash? It would explain all of the freaky stuff we’ve seen in the initial Phantom Pain trailer.

Read on for more clues from the trailer.

ORIGINAL STORY:

About halfway through there is a subliminal blip, that VG247 reader Dragon246 has kindly transcribed for us.

It reads:

PROJECT OMEGA
AI MATRIX: SECTOR07-A942
VR PROGRAM: PHANTOM_PAIN.MME
CONTRACTOR: MOBY DICK STUDIOS
SUBJECT: REDACTED

PURPOSE-
TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE SUSTAINED IN COMBAT SITUATIONS
TREATMENT OF COMBAT RELATED PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS
ENHANCEMENT OF COMBAT ABILITIES FOLLOWING IMPAIRMENT
IMPLEMENTATION OF ..::.|>..::.:

Now then, what does this all mean?

Well, as Dragon quite rightly points out, the military base seen in the first Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes trailer was called Camp Omega, so there’s your first common thread. The morse code at the end of the text simply reads “?” when translated.

Second, note the medical and psychological report at the end. In the first Phantom Pain trailer, we see what looks like Snake suffering a car crash, which presumably leaves him badly injured, hence the clip largely taking place in a hospital.

There’s also talk of “Psychological stress”, which would explain all the mad images in the hospital, of white petals – a nod to The Boss in MGS3 – images of giant flaming whales, the bosses horse, Volgin on fire, and what appears to be The Sorrow or Psycho Mantis floating in the background.

The text also says, “VR PROGRAM: PHANTOM_PAIN.MME”, so could the events in The Phantom pain trailer just be a VR training exercise to help Snake battle the post-traumatic stress suffered in battle? The rumoured 1970s-80s setting may render that technically impossible, but with Kojima – sorry, Joakim – anything’s possible, right?

For every rumour, screen, clip, photo, tweet and whisper on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, check out our all access feed here.

What do you think?

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45 Comments

  1. grizzlycake

    I’m starting to think this is the game where they set the Enfants Terribles project in action.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Yeah same here. Read my update above too, the plot thickens.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GwynbleiddiuM

    Remember how it always was “Tactical Espionage Action”? That’s no longer the case. Now it’s “Paranormal Espionage Endeavors”. /creaped

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Bashtee

    Damn, Kojima sure likes to troll around…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. zinc

    I believe the term for this is “cock-tease”. All good fun :-)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    @Dave,
    And that video shows Fusion Reactor DIII D tokamak in USA.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tdQmPUI23mA
    Look at around 2:20 mark from where the similarities start, even the angles of shots are similar.

    Its getting really weird.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    ^Was just watching that, hang on… have you been making this shit up Dragon? Are you pulling our legs? Are you and Kojima in this together?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    Surely this can’t be just Ground Zeroes all along, right? That would be kinda lame, since the game has been announced and shown already. So i guess this is two real new Metal Gears in the making?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Max Payne

    @9 I highly doubt it , because we all know that Ground Zeroes IS prequel

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Clupula

    Are they really going to hype up two games from the same franchise at the same time, though? I mean, keep in mind how little info on Ground Zeroes we’ve gotten since the initial trailer.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @11

    Yes, yes they are. Konami has only the soccer series and Metal gear which makes them money.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Get_crazy

    I don’t know if you’ve heard about this crazy theory, but it’s so crazy that it makes sense!

    Here is the thing, during the itw with Geoff, Joakim shows “new pics” of The Phantom Pain and we can clearly see that there’s 6 pictures on the iPad, but he only shows five of them…

    The sixth pic is in fact Joakim himself with the FOX Engine logo, here’s the link :
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/554879_408336122596703_129822800_n.jpg

    You can read more evidence on this theory on NeoGaf :
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=524364

    And remember this, Kojima will present a show at GDC named “Photorealism through the eyes of a ‘Fox’ – The core of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes”

    P.S: Sorry if my english is a bit messed up, it’s not my native language.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. CyberMarco

    ^ if so, mind=blown!!!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    That is not CG and especially not in-engine. Man, people that don’t know will just lap up any form of info. I would believe Phantom Pain is tech demo but not CG.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    MGS Ground Zeroes launches in 2013 right? i read it somewhere. Hideo kojima the biggest troll. @11 Is there something wrong with that? the last MGS games was 4/Peace Walker that was years ago and if these two games offer something completely unique and special theres nothing wrong about it.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. JavelinX

    This looks A LOT like Neon Genesis Evangelion! If Kojima will make an existentialist game. I’M IN IT!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. penniman

    This uhh.. Seems like those Metal Gear Solid 3 videos. You know the ones where you would find one of the Russian dudes and they would talk about history and the shagohad..

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    @12,
    You are so wrong. They are very big player in mobile market.
    And very profitable-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KONAMI

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    @19

    I was talking about in the Console Market. Mobile sector is a whole different thing. You can put 50k into development and it give you a return of 200-1000%

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lahanas

    The fact that this is being presented as news is pretty embarassing for VG247. The video is fan made.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Lengendaryboss

    @21 Wheres the proof for it being fanmade?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Gekidami

    @21
    Its not.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. GwynbleiddiuM

    @21 Dude, the whole internet’s gone viral over this 1 minutes and 15 seconds, this is surely news worthy for that sake alone.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Dragon246

    @21,22,23
    There is indeed a chance of it being fan-made, since its an user upload (by Joakim Mogren on gt). But its a damn good one if its that.

    I am truly sorry if that is the case. I thought (and still think) its the real deal.

    And I will kick myself if its fake as then I would have wasted 2 hours of sleep for a hoax.

    As I said earlier,that video shows Fusion Reactor DIII D tokamak in USA.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tdQmPUI23mA
    Look at around 2:20 mark from where the similarities start, even the angles of shots are similar.

    Its getting really weird.

    @24,
    “Are you and Kojima in this together?”
    :D


    No :P

    #24 2 years ago
  25. NickedAlOverU

    im hoping in the mist of all of this that MGS 5 turns out to be an exclusive for Sony ps4 lol that would send a wave through the gaming industry. all this hype for a ps4 game ! or even launch title!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. _LarZen_

    I found this teaser genuinely boring as hell. That said I cant wait to see more from this game…

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Lengendaryboss

    @26 As much as i want that to happen, it is no longer profitable (PS2 Era) for third partner publishers to launch a game exclusively on one platform (it does still happen). Although Metal Gear Rising Sold better on PS3 than Xbox360 considering its a action based spin off which was announced at microsoft conference, so maybe it might be a possibility.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. zinc

    ^ Why would you want it to be exclusive? To have something to gloat over other platform gamers?

    Always strikes me as odd, that sentiment. Uncharted for example, would be huge now if it had been multiplat.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Lengendaryboss

    @29 Its funny you say rhetorically i want it to be exclusive “to gloat over other platform gamers” when i provided no reason as to why i want it exclusive. Businesswise i know its risky. Uncharted Sells somewhere along the lines of 4/5 Million per game (1 Million for Uncharted Golden Abyss) that is a figure most multiplatform games don’t reach and its also a figure not to be ashamed of.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. zinc

    ^ I never stated I knew the reason why you wanted it exclusive though did I? I simply asked a question as to why and provided a possible reason.

    A simple question you still haven’t answered ;-)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Clupula

    Personally, I think when developers can focus on the strengths of one system, instead of having to water it down for the lowest common denominator, they tend to create better games.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Clupula

    It’s very noticeable, when playing MGR, how much better the graphics of MGS4 were, just as an example.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. zinc

    @clupula, That is a very good point I’d not actually considered :-)

    Its easy to forget how much effort & teamwork can go into, what is for some, throw-away entertainment.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Lengendaryboss

    @31 There are many reasons like the ones Clupula stated below you, as well as MGS being closely associated with PlayStation proof MG Rising sold better on PS3 despite being a spin off hardcore fans didn’t take too lightly and all MGS games are on PlayStation and i feel Xbox owners would not understand the history due to games like MGS 4, Portable Ops and MGS 1. I never gloat over the exclusives i will leave that to the hardcore PlayStation/Xbox fans.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. zinc

    ^ To be fair, I can see this being exclusive.

    I was one of the very few people who got MGS2 Subsistance for the Xbox. My first & so now my favorite MGS, but unless the triology and revengence have sold big, I can see Konami not bothering.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. SplatteredHouse

    Phantom Pain is one thing, but what will Project Ogre be like running on Fox Engine – if it’s still in development. Someone might want to question Kojima about that at GDC, if the chance presents itself!

    Kojima had this to say last September: “While I am happy to know people liked MGS Ground Zeroes, I’m sick & tired of people keep asking me ‘is that project Ogre’ here in Seattle everyday. Project Ogre is what the project that Ogre appears. Ogre does not appear in MGS Ground Zeroes,” he said.

    Earlier last year, Kojima dropped further hints about Project Ogre, in a tweet translated by our Japanese correspondent:

    “As for my Oni project, it’s not a game that’s as amazing as a demon, nor a game whose production requires that we assume the heart of a demon, but a game that involves a demon.”

    source: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/395770/features/on-the-trail-of-the-phantom-pain/#

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Lahanas

    The video is fan made guys.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Lahanas

    Where is the edit button? Anyway, there is no thread about this on neogaf and the guys there say this is fan made, thats why I say this too, in case you are wondering. Peace.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    Hum, actually i saw this was from GT and seeing as they recently had an interview about the game, i assumed it was related. Though indeed this isnt on GT’s main site and it is user uploaded… So yeah, fan made seems likely. Though i’ll still keep hope till someone can source the original video, thats if it was just taken from something else.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Dave Cook

    @20 yeah, where’s the proof that it’s fan-made? If I see proof that it’s fan-made I’ll take it down, and don’t give me any of that ‘you should verify with Konami first before posting’ chat either ;)

    No PR company would ever confirm a viral to the press for fear of game writers exposing it. It’s unverifiable until Konami decides on its own to come out and say it’s fake.

    This is all part of the fun imo.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Red XIII

    @40: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdQmPUI23mA

    Thats the original video uploaded in 2008

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Dave Cook

    @41 Kojima’s used real footage in many games. I’m not seeing proof yet that the Game Trailers clip isn’t for MGS.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. NeoSquall

    This is becoming a bigger ARG than The End of Days one for The Secret World.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. osric90

    Hope Ground Zeroes and these are the same game. Too much MGS “official” saga games would suck.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. NeoSquall

    IMHO this game is really Project (M)Ogre(n).

    With MGR Kojima finally understood he can outsource some of its work to people with enough talent and just sit in a corner watching and sometimes counseling on what needs to be done.

    #45 2 years ago

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    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 […]