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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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  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]