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Kojima explains why Hayter is not in Metal Gear Solid 5

Friday, 29 March 2013 17:41 GMT By Phil Owen

Wednesday we learned that David Hayter, longtime voice actor for Solid Snake and Big Boss, will not be back for Metal Gear Solid 5. GameTrailers asked Hideo Kojima how that could be, and he gave them an answer. “It will be a new person, I can’t say who yet. What we’re trying to accomplish is to recreate the Metal Gear series. It’s a new type of Metal Gear game, and we want to have this reflected in the voice actor as well.”

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55 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    I will just wait for the David Hayter fans to come and bitch about the voice of Snake being replaced :)
    Anyway i partly admire Hideo Kojima having the balls to drop David Hayter but the least you could have done was tell him, not ignore him that is rude. As for recreating MGS don’t go too far, we have seen the backlash for dropping David Hayter. I want the long cutscenes and stealth to remain and freshing up the franchise is vital especially since its very established and convoluted.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    *Goes off to sign the petition*
    I hope the petition succeeds (it will, 10k is not a big number), but I am skeptical if it will be addressed to.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Seraphemz

    I dont care who does the voice, as long as the game is great. And the voice actor (as long as he is good) doesnt matter.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    Okay, that’s a bit of a bullshit excuse. If it had been story-related, that would have been fine, but “I want something different” is bullshit.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    What is going on here!? First Sam Fisher and now this? What’s next? Ryan Reynolds taking over Nolan North as Nathan Drake?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Max Payne

    There was a rumor maybe Kiefer Sutherland is in MGS V .

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Clupula

    @6 – It’s not a rumor. He is in it. But he’s not Snake. He’s the bandaged man in the hospital, who we have all been speculating on. Most likely Grey Fox, but it could be a new character too.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. POOP CRUSTY

    DAMN IT I CAN’T WAIT!!!! I also think that if they don’t know who snake’s voice is going to be yet that Kojima is doing this on purpose so the fan outcry forces Konami to pay Hayter…….Nonetheless, I can’t wait.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. zinc

    So is this some kind of reboot? If their trying to recreate Metal Gear?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. POOP CRUSTY

    Ohhh…. Nvm read it wrong….. Still have hope

    #10 2 years ago
  11. POOP CRUSTY

    No Zinc. If it was a reboot it wouldn’t be called. MGSV

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Kopite

    Don’t really care that Hayter’s gone but if the Japanese VA is the same then this is a stupid excuse.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. POOP CRUSTY

    The fact that it is still the same shows that it’s all about money

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    @9 They are refreshing/refining the series for longtime fans/newcomers they don’t want it to become stale (E.G. COD/Assassin’s Creed)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @13 I don’t think so considering how much money Konami sunk into a New Studio, New Engine and two games, i don’t think they would cheapen out on voice actor.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    I wonder if Kojima finally got the chance to get Kurt Russell to do the voice and that’s what the change is about.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. POOP CRUSTY

    @15 I’m not saying they don’t have the money. I’m saying that Hayter wants more than what they’re willing to give. If it was really going to be “something new”. Snake’s JP voice would also change. Unless I see a big name actor or voice overist(yeah made up word). I’m sticking with money issue.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lengendaryboss

    @17 You expect me to believe a guy that has worked on the Snake’s voice for over a decade, payed for actors out of his own money to come back for The Twin Snakes decides to get greedy now? I don’t buy it something is up.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Clupula

    Honestly, I think Kojima doesn’t care as much about the Japanese voices.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @19 Slightly ironic.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. POOP CRUSTY

    @18 In that case I’m confused!
    Maybe he’s trolling like ge did with PP.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. POOP CRUSTY

    He*

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Eddie Rodrigues

    @2 If people like me, who want DH as “Snaig”, are making a petition then hell yea I’m going to sign that too.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    @23 who the hell is “snaig” a new hero i haven’t heard of :)

    #24 2 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    If they keep the same voiceactor for the Japanese Version, then we have the ultimate proof that Hideo is full of shit.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Lengendaryboss

    @YoungZer0 You know he could just be trolling like usual.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    @26,
    You have to say, it would truly said if Hayter leaves though. Although I am sure he saw this coming A LONG TIME AGO.

    2 proofs of that-
    1. He conducted a poll asking people how would they feel if he isn’t a part of MGS anymore, and he directed that to Kojima.
    2. An even bigger thing, something many here wouldn’t know, but in the latest DLC of MGS revengence, there is a award for finishing all 30 odd missions- a sword with commentary from Solid Snake. That thing is a Japan exclusive, so they even cut out Hayter from MGR from a role is counterpart in Japan played.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Eddie Rodrigues

    @24 Not sure if irony

    ANYWHO that is how some people (/v/) call Snake if anyone is wondering. High probability you aren’t.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. GwynbleiddiuM

    There we go again, Kojima can’t be honest even if his life depended on it. He said I’m going to explain why, and he says something more confusing than everything he showed so far.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. penniman

    I think its a good idea. Just somebody that sounds somewhat similar to hayter :)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. dotfaust

    This… This is just another one of kojimas tricks! The whole phantom pain act was just a ruse to draw attention away from this! David Hayter is totally in on this and still gonna be in the game!… I’m in denial.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Consolero788

    I can only think of 2 reasons:

    - Richard Doyle is gonna do the voice, since Snake is slowly becoming the Big Boss we know from the old Metal Gear games

    OR ( you heard it here first):

    - They already cast an actor for the Metal Gear movie, so they’re gonna use him in future games to sell more games / tickets

    #32 2 years ago
  33. YoungZer0

    Yep, he’s keeping the japanese voiceactor:

    http://www.explosion.com/26543/snake-japanese-voice-actor-will-reprise-his-role-in-mgs5/

    So yeah, he’s full of shit.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. xxJPRACERxx

    Hayters gonna hayte…

    #34 2 years ago
  35. HauntaVirus

    @34
    I got a good laugh out of that! Good on ya.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Protoman11

    With the fact the Japanese voice actor will reprise the role, that phony excuse just lost Konami & Kojima a sale.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Beta

    This a piss poor excuse. And as pointed out, they’re keeping the Japanese VA. Why don’t you tell us the real reason Kojima? Petition signed by well over 4000 people now.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/kojima-productions-bring-back-david-hayter-as-the-voice-actor-for-snake-in-mgs-v

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Dimaco

    Oh well, excuse or not, let’s see what Kojima comes up with… after all, as long as it keeps the quality level, that’s fine with me.
    Peace! ;-)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. JayVoDaKing

    Letting the truth be told,I was discussing this with one of my best friends.Have all the Fans and Non-believers,forgot that it is a big issue in breaking attachments in gaming or movies.Kojima has changed the direction of the game and story,due to the lack of interest of gaming.I think he did the right thing.People have to grow up some day and adapt to shit in these times ,he is giving you something fresh.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Hellhound30x

    Yeah? Fuck you Kojima! I could handle you changing the voice actor of MGS if he had also changed the actor in Japan. Then I would totally get it, and be okay with it. I just wont buy the fucking game. I wont support it. I’ll support gamestop.
    And before some people start crying over my decisions, I am the type of guy who will buy ONE console for just ONE GAME!
    Bayonetta 2 comes out! Guess what? I BUY A WII U! I have no interest in the WII U, but I love Bayonetta, and I’m a fan. Thats the kind of guy I am.
    You want to cry over how I spend my money? DO it! You want to cry over my opinions? Do it!
    At the end of the day Kojima has already ruined MGS for alot of Hardcore fans!
    Kojima + David Hayter =Metal gear… remove one of these two, and its no longer MGS…
    Fuck him!

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Lengendaryboss

    @40 Your still going on? Dude i am a long-time MGS fan and even i am not bitching this much, your making MGS fans look like COD fanboys.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. lexph3re

    Interesting… And here I though I was a hardcore fan of metal gear for the metal gear story. Didn’t know it was because of a Voice Actor.

    Seriously though, I don’t mind this decision at all. I do love Hayters portrayl of Snakes voice. But it isn’t a deal breaker if he doesn’t do it anymore after this. I still have all my earlier titles voiced by Hayter and they are still great no matter what.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Hellhound30x

    @#41Lengendaryboss some people are more hardcore than others. “making MGS fans look bad?” So I suppose I should just lay down and accept what ever the gaming industry throws at me. How else as am I supposed to voice my opinion? With one comment? as if that would do anything. I have literally spammed this message on every single game site. I’ve twittered about it. Why? Because its really going to ruin my favorite franchise. Heck I became a hardcore gamer because of MGS…
    Maybe I should just quit gaming and look for another hobby….

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Lengendaryboss

    @43 I am willing to accept change, i am all for people voicing their opinion. But when you continually do so (Spamming) it just gets annoying, send deaths threats, keep doing petitions or twitt Kojima/Konami/MGS facebook page to death (That way you get your voice heard). One change is not going to ruin our favourite franchise, Its open world, its still has stealth, long cutscenes and convoluted story, lets at least hear the voice actor see if hes good or not. Your acting as if Snake is dead, he isn’t yet. “Maybe i should quit gaming and look for another hobby”, why don’t you take up gardening and get angry when someone replaces the leaves/flowers you love so much :) or football get angry when someone replaces the ball you love :)

    Bottomline quit your bitching, I also got into gaming thanks to MGS and GTA, do you see spamming the same thing, twitting, petitions and making videos. Why? because that requires too much time, too much effort and too be honest i have an actual life to focus on instead of moaning about David Hayter’s exclusion.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. zinc

    ^ er… I think it’d be more sensible if he kept complaining on the internet, rather than sending deaththreats o_O

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Lengendaryboss

    @Zinc Ok maybe death threats is too far, but there is a limit to voicing your opinion. I voiced mine just once he could have it done over 100 times :) that equals annoying.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Hellhound30x

    @#46Lengendaryboss “i have an actual life to focus on instead of moaning about David Hayter’s exclusion.” Yet here you are…. oh teh irony!
    I’ve posted once on every thread, and to you thats me with no life? I’ve made one 8 minute video and thats too much time to voice your opinion?
    hmmmm….
    It might not ruin it for you, but MGS will forever be ruined for me. Imagine that, two different opinions?
    That being said, its just not MGS… its Silent Hill, Its Halo, its Splinter Cell, its Devil May Cry, its Final Fantasy… they’ve all changed and not for the better (in most cases). Everything is trying to cater to the call of duty come late-lies… Most these franchises are losing their identity…
    This is why I’m seriously contemplating moving onto another hobby…
    Maybe I’ll pick up drawing again…

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Phoenixblight

    “Ok maybe death threats is too far…”

    Maybe? THis is why I can’t agree with you on any posts you have made.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Hellhound30x

    oh and about the “death threats” thing… Thats waaaay over board. I’m cool with people stating their opinions, even if I don’t agree. I’m even cool with them being passionate about it through their delivery, but death threats is waaaay to far past the line for me. Its just time to move on….

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Clupula

    Enjoy your drawing.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Lengendaryboss

    @48 Whether you agree with me or not is not my problem, or on any of my posts i have made still not my problem. I don’t care if people disagree with me as long as they state a reason, i will usually respect it.

    @47/49 Well it has happened before, people that did take part it in has no soul and i was just suggesting it. Whether or not it happens is the fault of those people not me. I am not moaning about David Hayter’s Exclusion though i am and whether i am here or not doesn’t impact my life, seperate things. I am saying you just fixating on this too much. You do have have a point about the franchises, and i would be sad to see MGS join that list.

    @Clupula Exactly.

    @Dragon Yeah that GZ Gameplay seems more interesting than crawling to escape from what looks like Volgin, The Boss’s horse and the Mantis.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Clupula

    @51 – I just find it annoying that he pulls the “I’m a bigger fan than you are” card when people call him out on his overkill.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Dragon246

    Off topic (not on VAs), but is anyone else here thinking this hospital trailer is nothing compared to the original GZ gameplay video (which rocked)?
    Btw, my excitement for this has been reignited :D Also signed the petition, since having Hayter back one last time as Big Boss would be fitting (since this game will most probably end Big Boss saga).

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Hellhound30x

    This video is for you guys! (=
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGyWHAkbquY

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Lengendaryboss

    @54 I admire your persistence and dedication, but i don’t hate David Hayter in fact i love the roles he has played as Big Boss and Solid Snake, he is an iconic voice and has classic lines no one else can pull off “Kept you waiting ah” or his classic groans but i am not going to through this again.

    #55 2 years ago

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    Ouya has been granted a new lease on life thanks to a hefty investment. Ouya games and software may be added to Alibaba’s set top box following a $10 million investment, according to rumours out of the financial world. The Wall Street Journal cited “people familiar with the matter” for the news. No further details […]

  • Chinese console trial to expand nation-wide

    China will open its borders to video game consoles. Last year, the Chinese government allowed a trial of video game console sales in Shanghai, ending a 14 year ban. Bloomberg reports the trial went well enough that China has elected to allow the business nation-wide. Platform holders still have to wait on local governments, who […]

  • 3DS life to date sales top 50 million, Wii U at 9.2 million

    Nintendo has released update hardware life to date sales figures. According to figures released in Nintendo’s latest financial briefing, the 3DS has sold over 50 million units, and spawned 215 million software sales. The poor old Wii U is still languishing at under 10 million hardware sales, with 52 million software sales to its name. […]

  • Destiny heavy ammo bug to be fixed, probably won’t break everything else

    Praise the Sunbro, Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny. If Destiny has one bug that has gone too long unresolved, it’s the heavy ammo issue. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armour that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit […]

  • MLB 15 The Show continues year-to-year saves, has real time sun and shadows

    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    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 […]