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GDC 2013 recap: all the headlines here

Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:15 GMT By Dave Cook

GDC 2013 is now under-way in San Francisco and it’s already produced some very interesting news, including a heavy focus on next-gen and indie chatter. Dave Cook recaps.

We’ve been watching developments from GDC 2013 with keen interest as much of what we’re seeing will impact not just next-gen console development, but the next tier of PC tech as well. So without further messing about from me, let’s get stuck in shall we?

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Day Four: Thursday March 28

Photo shop: GDC debuts the next generation

GDC 2013 shrugged off the despondency of recent years with the first true next-gen games and glimpses of photo-realism. We have every reason to be excited about the future, says Patrick Garratt.

Dragon Age 3 & Mass Effect 4 will be powered by Frostbite 3

Dragon Age 3 : Inquisition & Mass Effect 4 will be powered by DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, BioWare has confirmed.

Unreal Engine 3 heading to browsers as Epic and Mozilla team up

Firefox developer Mozilla and Epic Games have partnered up to bring Unreal Engine 3 to browsers.

DayZ creator says complexity and ambiguity are positive

DayZ creator Dean Hall gave a lecture at GDC last night, in which he argued that complexity and a lack of hand-holding is positive. Letting players figure things out for themselves is a cornerstone of the game’s appeal, and will live on in DayZ Standalone he explained.

Home creator wants to make horror-based dating sim

Benjamin Rivers created the eerie pixel art horror game Home, but now he’s looking to create a very different kind of project – a horror-based psychological dating sim.

Metal Gear Solid 5 HD shots escape GDC, see them here

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain has received a batch of shiny hi-res shots out of GDC. We’ve got them here

Molydeux game jam titles Gunhouse and Oh Deer! heading to PS Mobile

Necrosoft CEO Brandon Sheffield confirmed that Gunhouse and Oh Deer! are heading to PS Mobile at GDC last night. Both games borne out of last year’s ‘What would Molydeux?’ game jam. They sound bonkers.

Battlefield 4 dev: we’ve passed the point where Frostbite 3 is impressive

Battlefield 4 developer Patrick Bach has stated that gamers are no longer impressive with raw showings of tech, as seen in the game’s GDC reveal trailer. According to Bach, what’s important now is how DICE uses that tech to further the payer’s experience.

Activision shows off next-gen rendering tech at GDC

Don’t kid yourself; it will be a hell of a long time before we see this kind of thing in a Call of Duty or WarCraft game. Nevertheless, this rendering tech demo from the research and development team at Activision Blizzard is amazing stuff.

Miiverse headed to browser and mobile in May

Nintendo still doesn’t have an ETA on the 3DS version of Miiverse, but you’ll be able to access the service from your phone or browser soon.

GDC 2013 Awards: Journey takes out GotY and five more

Thatgamecompany’s Journey swept the annual Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco tonight, taking six gongs from under the noses of its illustrious peers.

Cart Life takes out Independent Games Festival grand prize

Depressingly realistic business sim Cart Life has walked home with three of the Independent Games Festival’s 2013 awards, including the Seumas McNally grand prize.

Spec Ops: The Line writer calls for less violent games

Spec Ops: The Line writer Walt Williams told a GDC audience that violent games are “creatively too easy”, calling on the industry to produce more diverse stories.

Day Three: Wednesday March 27

Total War announce at GDC “like nothing we’ve done before” says dev

Here’s a bit of a surprise; The Creative Assembly will unveil a brand-new Total War game at GDC tomorrow.

Age of Wonders 3 pre-alpha gameplay footage shows off combat

The funded-by-Notch turn-based strategy RPG sequel Age of Wonders III saw the light of day at GDC today in the form of some pre-alpha gameplay footage.

More details on the PlayStation 4′s social aspects and user interface

Today at GDC, Sony gave a presentation on the PlayStation 4, and while most of it was pretty technical they gave out some new info on the system’s social features and UI

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain gets first hospital gameplay footage.

You know the drill, click above to see Snake flopping around like a distressed trout out of water.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain debut trailer, watch it here

Want to see the debut trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5? It’s above.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain – Kojima speaks

Hideo Kojima announced Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain during his GDC session today. VG247′s Stephany Nunneley sat in on the reveal as well as the FOX Engine discussion. It’s all above.

Dark gameplay trailer escapes GDC, shows vampire action

Dark developer Realmforge Studios has published a gameplay trailer for its third person – looks like Borderlands – vampire romp. The clip shows stealth, posession powers, executions and more.

Nvidia destruction tech demo hits GDC, shows a whole city exploding

Nvidia has posted its destruction tech demo footage from GDC. It shows an ancient city exploding, sending hundreds of dynamic shards spewing everywhere.

Battlefield 4 pre-order incentives detailed

Battlefield 4 was announced last night at GDC, and EA has now confirmed some of the shooter’s pre-order goodies.

PS4 architecture: Cerny explains “developer-centric approach”

PS4 was designed in collaboration with the wants and needs of Sony’s flagship developers. Lead system architect on PS4 Mark Cerny has shed light on why the company didn’t want the console to be seen as a “puzzle” to studios.

‘Innovation isn’t driven by teraflops alone’: Jade Raymond calls for new concepts

Ubisoft Toronto head Jade Raymond has stressed that visuals and next-gen power alone don’t account for innovation. New concepts are needed, and that is something developers should be thinking about now, regardless of what rig their games are running on.

Metrico gets PS Vita trailer, reminds you of work

Metrico is one of many new indie games heading to PS Vita as part of Sony’s independent push moving forward. Digital Dream’s game stars a businessman climbing over metrics like pie charts, graphs and other things that remind you of work.

Havok announces Project Anarchy 3D mobile engine, free on some platforms

Project Anarchy is the new 3D mobile development engine from Havok. The company announced the tech at GDC and has declared it free to all on some platforms.

Battlefield 4 skipping Wii U to avoid risks, says DICE

Battlefield 4 will not be coming to Nintendo’s Wii U console, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson has confirmed.

“Women are the new core”: Microsoft exec calls for greater diversity

Microsoft narrative designer Tom Abernathy has discussed diversity in a GDC panel, stressing that games spanning a wide spectrum of ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation is good for business. He has called on the industry to broaden its view.

Sony open to paid alpha games, cites Dust 514 as example

PlayStation 4 is opening up to indies in a big way, and Sony’s VP of publishing Adam Boyes has said at GDC that the company is open to the idea of paid alphas – like Minecraft PC – in future.

Candy Crush Saga gets 50 million players a day, dev announces two new games

Candy Crush Saga developer King.com has rebranded as it announced a string of significant milestones. It seems that 50 million of you are playing its sweet puzzler on a daily basis.

Antichamber: indie smash has made a ton of money

Antichamber developer Alexander Bruce has revealed at GDC 2013 that his indie hit has recouped its development costs and then some, stressing the advantages of working for yourself and keeping production costs low.

Day Two: Tuesday March 26

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

VG247′s Sam Clay got to see Battlefield 4 last night and started to question its awesomeness after dwelling on it a little. Get a second opinion above.

Battlefield 4 gameplay: war never looked so lovely

Steph saw Battlefield 4 unveiled last night with her own eyes at GDC. It featured a lot of guns, shouting, boom and graphics. Check out her full impressions piece above.

Spicy Horse to pitch new Alice game to EA this week

Alice creator American McGee is at GDC this week and is toying with the idea of pitching a third game in the series to EA while there. Check out his ideas above.

Oculus Rift: watch VG247 play Hawken here
VG247′s Sam Clay got to play Adhesive Game’s Hawken using an Oculus Rift VR headset. We’ve capture Sam on camera and a direct feed of what he saw inside the Oculus device. You can see him performing fully head-tracked movements and more above.

ZombiU GDC panel talks perma-death, silent heroes & more

ZombiU developer Ubisoft Montpelier hosted a GDC panel session in which it discussed the studio’s reasons for including perma-death, slow gameplay and voice-less characters. Check it out above.

Battlefield 3: DICE video looks back at development ahead of Battlefield 4 reveal

Ahead of its Battlefield 4 reveal, DICE published a final video look-back at the creation of Battlefield 3, its DLC slate and more. It’s a great reminisci-package that covers the game in great detail.

CryEngine 3: GDC licensee video shows future games

Crytek published a demo reel showing off a wide range of in-development CryEngine 3 titles. There’s a big range of genres in here from shooters and RPGs to combat raally racing. Check it out by clicking above.

Day One: Monday March 25

Unreal Engine 4: GDC trailer gets teaser clip

It may only be 11-seconds long but Epic Games teased its next generation engine yesterday in a clip that shows a soldier being chased in a subway network. This will be an important reveal seeing as how many developers have already signed up to use Epic’s engine on next-gen rigs. Speaking of which.

Oculus Rift CEO: VR is the next-gen gamers actually want

VG247 spoke with Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey about the enthusiasm for VR control among the industry and why it’s the true next-gen evolution, not just increased visuals and processing power. He reckons that Sony has gone downt he wrong path with PS4. Read what he had to say above and judge for yourself.

Sony details major indie push at GDC 2013

Now this is very significant. It’s been said by a few critics and analysts that whichever console format best embraces the indie scene in next-gen will emerge the victor, and yesterday’s list of PS4, PS3, Vita and Mobile indie games was refreshing to see. Blacklight: Retribution and Hotline Miami are among the highlights. Get the full list above.

PS4 – Blacklight: Retribution and Primal Carnage: Genesis confirmed for next-gen

Unreal Engine 4-powered shooter Blacklight: Retribution was one of the big indie reveals for PS4, along with dinosaurs versus humans multiplayer battler Primal Carnage: Genesis. Check both of them out above.

Battlefield 4: GDC gears up for reveal with giant tank artwork

Our very own Sam Clay took a photo of the GDC exhibition hall yesterday, which was emblazoned with new Battlefield 4 art. You might need to squint after you click the link above, as the text is quite small.

Jade Raymond: games industry still has room for “really great triple-A games”

Ubisoft Toronto boss Jade Raymond said that while game prices are dropping on mobile, indie and home computer formats, there is still space for the big budget triple-a experience on consoles. The challenge is how developers charge for content and manufacture their IP to make it appealing enough. Check out what Raymond said above.

Fortnite’s GDC crafting presentation caught on film

Epic Games showcased its Unreal Engine 4-powered sandbox tower defence mash-up Fortnite. The clip shows the game’s crafting mechanics at play, and it seems to be more complex than Minecraft’s block system – a lot more complex. Check it out by clicking above.

Oculus Rift dev kits shipping with free Unreal Development Kit

Oculus and Epic Games announced a deal that will see all buyers of the Oculus Rift dev kit given a free copy of the Unreal Development Kit as well as a free license to make unreal Engine 3 games Oculus-compatible. But that’s not all.

Oculus Rift dev kits contain free, four-month Unity Pro trial

Unity is also offering all buyers of the Oculus Rift dev kit a free four-month trial of Unity Pro. This is a big deal for indies and the Unity platform at large. Also, don’t forget that Wii U and PS4 have pledged support to Unity games as well. This could potentially blow the console indie scene wide open.

Magicka: Wizard Wars announced, gets bizarre live-action trailer

New studio Paradox North announced a multiplayer-focused Magicka title called Magicka: Wizard Wars. It has a very funny live-action trailer too. Watch it by clicking above. We’ve also got the pack-art too.

Puppeteer release date set at GDC

Sony Japan’s equally charming and scary platformer Puppeteer was dated at GDC yesterday. It hits America on September 10, but you can get more details via the link above.

Dishonored dev: single-player games still have an audience

Harvey Smith of Dishonored developer Arkane has said at GDC that the single-player experience still has fans and that everything doesn’t have to go multiplayer to succeed. See what he had to say above.

Star Wars The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel dated

BioWare Austin dated its first full expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic yesterday, at the same time it announced the game’s Asia-Pacific servers were to close. Bad/good times?

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    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 […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]