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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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    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]