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Battlefield 4′s reveal – a fireworks display gone wrong?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 06:18 GMT By Sam Clay

Battlefield 4 is unwrapped at San Francisco’s Metreon. The world awaits the next generation of DICE’s lauded shooter series. Life-time fan Sam Clay braces for impact and waits to be blown away. His thoughts follow.

I flew across the globe to watch Battlefield 4 in a cinema, go figure – that was one expensive cinema ticket. However, after coming out of the movie with Rihanna ringing in my ears, I’m confused.

Define Battlefield 4? Very, very pretty. It’s Battlefield 3 with make-up on.

Undeniably, it’s the prettiest shooter ever. Call of Duty is now plummeting into the sewers of graphical prowess and hiding like a hermit. Sadly, visuals alone doesn’t make it instantly a great game.

The demo suffered immediately from a similar problem faced Sony in its PS4 reveal conference. Killzone: Shadow Fall looked lovely, right up to the point the gun was taken out of the holster and fired needlessly into a bunch of random foes. Battlefield 4 did the same. We shot a bunch of people in a street and it looked really pretty. Same old, same old.

Sure, watching an apache helicopter’s windshield shatter into a million pieces and come flying past the camera was enough for me to want to change my undies (in fact I actually did let out a yelp of sexual vigour), but the scene continued with some typical shooty nonsense of the type seen many times before, with grown men bleating the word ‘fuck’ loudly. Same old, same old.

And then there was probably the funniest thing ever witnessed in a game demo: a man driving his car turns up to save the day. I have a few questions to ask about this.

Why the hell is he driving around when there has clearly been a massive gun battle involving heavy military vehicles over head? Surely you’d drive away from the burning buildings and gunfire? I think I would.

Did the writers of this scene struggle to think of a way to get them out of it?

This poor man was then now left to die. I doubt he’s got the number for a taxi company that’s willing to pick him up from outside a burning building. Lost for words.

Apparently emotion is now driven by the power of the Frostbite 3 engine – with more power they can deliver a more heartwarming experience (as pointed out by Patrick Bach, the game’s executive producer). One thing I want to say in reply to this statement: have you played The Walking Dead? That was pretty damn emotional. I don’t think the game’s engine was terribly powerful.

In short, then: was I impressed by it? Of course I was. Is it what I expected from a next-gen Battlefield? Probably not. Will I buy it? Well, that’s a stupid question. I’ll see you on the Battlefield.

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30 Comments

  1. ActionGameKing

    So you’re dissapointed that a shooting game involves…shooting? Your criticism can be aimed towards Bioshock Infinite. Bit petty.

    Also, Battlefield 3 is already next-gen. It was just early to the party.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Sam Clay

    I’m disappointed more that we don’t use new mechanics or at least trying to make the shooting experience more original and enjoyable.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. redwood

    well Sam.. i will be at the killzone ;)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    Why do we have gun switching & reloading animations but no vehicle entering/switching animations? I get that they’re trying to make it a quick pace game but it kinda removes the immersion having you teleporting around.

    Would also like to see a focus on how they deal with cover in future games. Current bf cover mechanics are fine but IMO they should be aiming much higher than fine.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ActionGameKing

    @2 Fair enough. I wouldn’t look for Battlefield to be the game to re-define FPS mechanics in a single-player campaign, EA isn’t in the position to take a risk like that at the moment. Maybe by Battlefield 5 they’ll be forced to really change it up. As for now Battlefield 3.5 it is :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Bomba Luigi

    Well, its shooting and Explosions and stuff. And thats it, its not a Game that want to be more than that, its a military shooter. That is fine, because lot of People just want exactly that, shooting and explosions.

    I never was a Fan of that Genre, but I’m not the only Gamer in the World.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ActionGameKing

    @6 hahaa so true, but these are state-of-the-art explosions. You said what I was thinking, just more clearly :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. powerbuoy

    Absolutely agree and I though exactly the same thing watching the Killzone demo. I’d much rather have some real physics and PS3-graphics than all this scripted bullshit and pretty particle effects.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dave Cook

    We’ll be seeing a lot of this. Remember when I’d often say that visuals alone don’t make a game good? I’m willing to bet this is a fun game but that it feels identical to Battlefield 4 but with better visuals. This is going to happen a lot with next-gen, just wait and see.

    Developers will treat you like morons by jangling shinier keys in front of your face until you buy them. You’ll pay the $60 asking price then realise they’re just the same keys but with a bit of polish on.

    Also, I don’t want emotion in my Battlefield game. I want fun like I had in Bad Company 2, the most fun BF game to date. If BF4 strays too far from what made BC2 so amazing then you can count me out.

    Better visuals do not make a game more fun. Sniper:Ghost Warrior 2 proved that.

    Christ I’m not even out of my bed yet…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ActionGameKing

    @9 LOLOL I love this site.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. anik_lc

    I guess there’s more than meet the eyes, beside its not the final version. 7 months still remaining.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dave Cook

    @10 why is that funny? What I’ve said makes actual sense as someone who feels Bad Company 2 was the best game in the series from a gameplay perspective.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ActionGameKing

    @12 Oh! Was laughing at the “Shiny Key” reference, cuz it’s so true lol. Fifa and Madden will be similar situations.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dave Cook

    @13 oh :D yeah its a concern right enough.what do you make of it?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ActionGameKing

    @14 I believe the first year or 2 of next gen we’ll be seeing some extraordinarily pretty games, with very familiar gameplay. Personally, I think it will be the Indie devs that will shine next-gen. They are so brillaint and don’t have to worry about satisying publishers. That’s my 2 cents.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Dave Cook

    @15 I believe you can see into the future :P I think you’re absolutely correct,

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    Dave, and you love Call O’ Doody. End of story about your video criticism.
    What was here is miles better what CoD developers will ever will do. EVER

    Pretty graphics don’t make a great game, but Sniper:GW was a bad example because visuals were crap just on the new engine and no one still beat BF3 on a lot of aspects.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. roadkill

    Dave seriously just go back to CoD! This is a Battlefield story. I never go into your CoD news posts and throw s**t at you for playing an arcadish games with no visuals, no sounds, no gameplay and no story so.. yeah. We have an awesome game made by an awesome company and we love it. Stop being but hurt here! Do it somewhere else!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    By the way, destroying “export variant of Mi-28″ with a 40 mm grenade launcher is impossible.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Hcw87

    Only good thing about BC2 was the multiplayer, the singleplayer was just too over the top, and they tried too hard with the humor.

    When it comes to authentic shooters, i can’t see how it can get better than this. Call of Duty isn’t even the same genre if you ask me, just like Forza and Burnout are two different sub-genres.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Bomba Luigi

    “authentic” is a strong word. A “authentic” Shooter for sure should be no Fun to Play. And It should not have stuff like regenerating Health.

    Its a good Thing that Games like that are not very Realistic, don’t get me wrong here.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dave Cook

    @18 I’m a Battlefield fan as well you know? It IS actually possible to like them both because, well, I do.

    I’m not saying it looked shit, but you know me. Shinier visuals don’t make for a better experience in my book. Just my opinion. I respect yours so you know, respect mine please :)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Hcw87

    Authentic isn’t the same as realistic, @21.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Hellhound30x

    *sigh* I don’t know why, but I just don’t really care about shooters anymore. It looks pretty, but I’m definitely not chomping at the bit to go buy it.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. roadkill

    @22 Yes you’re right of course. Talk s**t about graphics. I mean CoD looks so awesome!

    my point? You don’t have an opinion, you have a view! So they update the visuals and w/o even playing the game you’re talking s**t about it. Well done! A professional journalist and a smart and decent person can only say this about this movie: “Wow, this game looks awesome, it sounds awesome and the action feels pretty intense. I mean the animations are just sick.” That’s an opinion.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. SplatteredHouse

    I’m not reading all your articles on this, guys. Not even going to entertain the notion.

    “Killzone: Shadow Fall looked lovely, right up to the point the gun was taken out of the holster and fired needlessly into a bunch of random foes. Battlefield 4 did the same. We shot a bunch of people in a street and it looked really pretty. Same old, same old.”

    I completely agree with you, Sam. As soon as they left the deserted school, de-ja-vu slammed into the frame like a steamhammer, shattering the pretty pre-amble which became immediately redefined as a mirage, and I was just left thinking: THIS is as far as EA can think? And it was a real mess.

    @25: “Wow, this game looks awesome, it sounds awesome and the action feels pretty intense.” No it doesn’t, on any of those counts. Maybe the audio wasn’t bad, although the guns sounded muted. It started out good enough, but quickly fell away.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. RocknRolla

    I don´t understand what people like you expect from video games anymore, what did you want him to do? fly up in the sky and burn enemies with fire from the mouth instead of shooting them with a gun? It is a video game and believe me the story is going to be a LOT better than most movies that come out nowadays, and the visual? don´t get me going there AMAZING! troll on some other game this is Game of the year easy!

    If you think that the developers will treat us like shit does not mean we think they do, well not always anyway, I think this game looks beyond beautiful! I was amazed by the demo, really over my expectations :) I have played BF3 for over 600 hours and still am playing and I love it, but this? this blew me away, campaign looks sweet as well, very emotional.

    Can´t waaait! :) BF4 PS4 <3

    #27 2 years ago
  28. RocknRolla

    Guys don´t waste your time on this page check the review of the trailer made by this person instead, it is still here on VG24/7

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/03/27/battlefield-4-gameplay-war-never-looked-so-lovely/

    #28 2 years ago
  29. roadkill

    @27 Exactly my point. :D

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Cort

    This will help me in the my campaign to get as many FPS-playing friends and family as possible to switch from CoD to BF. Two brothers and four friends down and dusted; one brother and about half a dozen friends to go. ;o)

    #30 2 years ago

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    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]