Metal Gear voice actor feels “a little ill” over casting snub

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 00:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

David Hayter has become almost synonymous with Metal Gear’s Snake character, and he’s just as unhappy about his exclusion from Metal Gear Solid 5 as you are.

In a statement released on Twitter, Hayter said he would never have voluntarily retired from his role as the voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss.

“If it were my choice, I would do this role forever. To hear anyone else’s voice coming from Snake’s battered throat, makes me a little ill, to be honest,” he said.

“But the truth is it’s not my choice. Any and all casting decisions are the sole purview of Hideo Kojima, and Konami itself. And that’s fair.”

Hayter said he was given no reason or explanation for the casting decision, just told that he “wouldn’t be needed” for this one.

Kojima said recently that The Phantom Pain is a new kind of Metal Gear game, and he wants that change reflected in the voice actor.

Fans have been quick to point out that although Hayter voiced Big Boss and Solid Snake in all the games in which they starred, he did not voice Big Boss in his short appearance in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – so Big Boss’s increasing age may partly explain the voice change. In Japan, the same actor voices all roles and is making a return for The Phantom Pain.

Metal Gear Solid 5 will be released in two parts. Ground Zeroes is set in 1974, after the events of Peace Walker, and is the prologue to The Phantom Pain, which is set in 1983, more than ten years before the events of Metal Gear. So far, Konami has said the new games are expected on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but demonstrations have been made on high-end PC.

Thanks, Gematsu.


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  1. Triggerhappy

    Well I’m a little ill as well… I honestly can’t stop thinking about this, I tried to explain it to my mate on Friday night when I was a little drunk and he was like “So what…” then I was like “SO WHAAAAT!?!?”

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    “Kojima said recently that The Phantom Pain is a new kind of Metal Gear game, and he wants that change reflected in the voice actor.”

    That’s bullshit. Voice Actor won’t do shit here especially when “In Japan, the same actor voices all roles and is making a return for The Phantom Pain.” is happening.

    I think Kojima made the biggest mistake here that has “0″ logic. Even if it is story related, it’s still a mistake, because people like hearing David Hayter’s voice in MGS.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Triggerhappy

    @ Erth: Exactly, it makes no sense at all. Im still slightly hopeful this is all just a “joke” and we’ll here Hayter’s gravely voice saying “Kept you waiting, huh.” soon enough…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. apollyonbob

    @2 Yeah that’s a very uh, late 80s early 90s statement. “Oh, since there’s no way that they know what’s going on in Japan.”

    Welcome to the Internet, Kojima.

    But yeaaaaah. Clearly something happened somewhere that has nothing to do with the game.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Beta

    I’d like to be excited since I’ve loved Kojima’s previous work.

    But the way they’ve treated Hayter and given the fans a piss poor excuse for why he’s not in this game has soured me on it.

    #5 2 years ago

    BAHAHAHAHA THIS IS A TROLL!!!!!!! Like triggerhappy said. “Kept you waiting hu?” Is too golden a phrase to no be used in a special way here. Jeff Keighley(Sorry for butchering his last name) was on cahoots with Kojima for 2 years about the phantom pain. I believe David will be back and is in on the troll. Maybe I’m hopping too much here but look. I want to take Metal Gear on a new direction and that includes the voice. Yet Japan’s voice actor is the same and so is Master Miller’s english voice. Sorry Kojima you’ve trolled me enough….Not this time!!!

    #6 2 years ago

    My word…. I actually got his last name right…..

    #7 2 years ago
  8. GwynbleiddiuM

    Making more comment on this would make me more ill that I already am, but I just hope Kojima reconsiders.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. xxJPRACERxx

    I’m not a fan of this series but I hate when they change actors you saw or heard for years.

    If Kojima wanted a new voice he should have asked Hayter to do the voice but take a new one. Fans would have heard the new voice but with some familiarity in it.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    Doesn’t look like a joke. Looks like Kojima is being a gigantic cunt.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. viralshag

    Seems pretty stupid to me. Hayter has always seemed to genuinely love the role, you have millions of fans who love the actor and the look and sound of Snake is iconic.

    I would suggest if you want to change something so major like that and make a “new type of Metal Gear game”, then make a NEW game without Snake.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Triggerhappy

    @ Viral: “I would suggest if you want to change something so major like that and make a “new type of Metal Gear game”, then make a NEW game without Snake.”

    Exactly. Same goes for Splinter Cell, if it was a new character instead of EVERYTHING being different except his name then maybe I’d be able to get on board with this new one.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. viralshag

    @Trig, Yeah. I’m not a huge fan of MG but I do love SC and Ironside is the one true Sam Fisher to me. Right off the bat in the first trailer I was like “Who that F is that talking? Is that meant to be Fisher?”

    Proper annoying. Just make a new agent. I would have no problem getting to know a new badass Fisher-like agent. Obviously that plan can fall flat on its face like it did in the new Army of Two game where the two new dudes are about as boring as watching paint dry.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Bomba Luigi

    Its just a very sad Situation, because it looks like Kojima do it for no special Reason. Maybe he thought that Hayter has become to big, maybe he just didn’t like hes work anymore. Maybe this is all Joke to make fun of Splinter Cell, what do I know. But I really would like to hear a good Reason.

    Because you really don’t do any new that has nothing to do with previous Games when the Damn Game is a Sequel and a Prequel at the same Time and has a god damn 5 in the Titel.

    And for Sam Fisher: I really thought Sam would Quit all the Sneaking after Conviction, and because he really getting old. Or maybe he would become the new Lambert, something like that with a new Guy that you Play. But just make him younger (again) and change Voice Actor really is silly.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    @13: That would’ve been a much better Idea. I mean Fisher is leading 4E, so why is he on the ground?

    I dunno about you guys, but I loved the Coop from SCC. The two guys were fantastic and cool. Imagine a whole game with the duality of those characters. Always chatting back and forth about how russia or america suck balls.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Beta

    I don’t believe it’s a joke. I simply believe that Kojima is being an asshat to Hayter and the fans of his work as Snake. I wouldn’t mind if it was a new character, or if they hadn’t dropped Hayter with such a rude manner.

    Petition is nearly at 10.5K signatures now.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. viralshag

    @15, Tbh the SCC MP is some of the best co-op around. It’s like what we were saying about Army of Two, great co-op action. They are like two ends of the spectrum of stealth to balls-to-the-wall action.

    When they changed the VA for Sam Fisher I concocted the idea that perhaps Sam Fisher is the codename for all their operatives. I think I was being optimistic.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Triggerhappy

    @ Viral: Yeh when I seen that E3 reveal I was all smiles until I seen Sam’s face was about 15 years younger… then there was the voice… at that point I got up and made a Pot Noodle. Still not seen the rest of that trailer.

    They could have kept Ironside in the game with him taking on a more Grimm-like role talking a new agent through his objectives.

    @ YoungZer0: Yup Coop was the best part of SCC for me, that was the first time I had REALLY enjoyed a game in multiplayer, the banter between the two characters was fantastic, and when you were teamed up with someone that was good and could keep it nice and stealthy it really made you feel like a couple of badass agents.

    @ Beta: Wow, that petition’s moving quite fast. Hope it makes a difference.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. YoungZer0

    @17: TbH your Idea of a superior SCBL kind of ruined the game for me now. D:

    @18: Yeah, the banter. I loved just how different the characters were and how their relationship bonded with time, from “fuck you and your country” to “you’re my friend”.

    Oh man, the coop was so much fun. Much better than Chaos Theory if you ask me.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Beta

    @18 Hopefully yes, I’ve been tweeting Konami and Kojima with it once every 2 days or so, so they should at least know about it. :’)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Johnny Cullen

    @20 I really don’t think that petition’s gonna do anything. My view is it was simply time for Hayter to go.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Da Man

    Finally, a Metal Gear videogame without overplayed melodrama of that neurotical voice.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Triggerhappy

    @ Johnny: So what’s you take on all this then?? I know you’re a big Metal Gear fan… are you as gutted as the rest of us?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Hellhound30x

    I was thinking about this… I think I’m done with MGS. I mean, I really was torn thinking about it. I know as a fan what I want. I don’t need Kojima, or Konami telling me what I should want. I just can’t even begin to imagine an MGS game starring Big Boss, or Solid Snake without David Hayter. Its just not MGS, and no matter how much someone tries to convince me it is, its just not, and never will be MGS to me. (Just like I don’t care about the next Splinter Cell without Michael Ironside.)

    So I’ve decided I’m just done with MGS. I don’t care what happens, what convoluted story line Kojima throws at the eager who will buy anything. I just don’t care. Besides with games like Bioshock, GtaV, Bungies Destiny, Naughty Dogs, The last of us, there are plenty of games that will take my money, and my time.

    R.I.P. METAL GEAR! 4/2/2013. (The day I made my decision of course.)

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Beta

    Personally I don’t see that it was time for Hayter to go, nothing wrong with his delivery. Though I respect your opinion Johnny.

    With regards to the petition, there’s always a point in trying, even if it’s unsuccessful :)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. viralshag

    @Trig, The thing is no Ironside won’t stop me from getting it. I love the SC games, I really liked the pace in SCC and I’m hoping we will get more of the same in BL. SC stealth is great imo.

    @YZ, Sorry. I do think that’s how they should play it, though. They should have introduced it in a trailer where Sam is about to kill a target who might have seen him before (old Sam that is) and when the target says “You’re not Sam Fisher, I know that man’s face…” New Sam could say something along the lines of “Sam Fisher has many faces.” BAM.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Triggerhappy

    @ Viral: See that’s where I’m a bit “cut your nose off to spite your face”, I won’t be picking it up and it’s all because they changed one of the things I liked about the game the most… for me Sam’s this aged, jaded and cynical character who probably should’ve went in to retirement a long time ago. I liked his mature gravely voice and his 90% grey hair lol. But with nearly each iteration his face has became younger, his hair less grey, and now their changing the voice!! That was kinda like the final nail in the coffin for me. I’m all about consistency and I just feels it’s been broken too much now for me to enjoy it. I honestly wish I didn’t feel that way but I do.

    I’ll still be picking up MGSV though. Unless Snakes hair becomes fully coloured again and they put the eye patch on the wrong eye :P

    #27 2 years ago
  28. viralshag

    @Trig, If it gets more than a 5 or 6 in terms of reviews, I will still get it. I have no doubt I will miss old Sam but I’m not going to rule out liking new Sam.

    MGS4 didn’t blow me away but that might have been because I missed 2 and 3 haha. MGS is one of my favourite games but after I expanded my tastes in gaming I just found I preferred other stealth games and even back in the day I thought the story of MGS was a little too WTF for me.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    @26: That sounds Fucking. Awesome.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. PenTaFH

    Actually, things could get turned around and Hayter could do the voicework after all. I’ve seen it twice before. Michael Ironside wasn’t planning to return for Splinter Cell: Conviction, but in the end the game shipped with his voice for Sam, and David Bateson was, at first, not even being considered to return as Agent 47 in Hitman: Absolution. In the end, Squenix came ’round and did hire him.

    So, I’m still hoping Kojima comes to his senses about this. Snake not being voiced by David would make me sad.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Johnny Cullen

    @Trig Apologies, I’m only getting round to seeing your comment now.

    Truthfully, no. I should preface this by saying I loved Hayter in the past games and he is forever and ever part of the Metal Gear history. And as he said himself, he loves doing it and would step up to it in a heartbeat. And maybe someday, I’d love to see a return happen.

    But it was time. Eventually, someone else was gonna have to play an older Big Boss. And Hayter just didn’t fit with the criteria Kojima had in mind. And I don’t mind. As I said above, and I say this with as much love for Hayter, it was just time for him to step aside.

    @30 The impression I get from Kojima is, unlike IO Interactive or Ubisoft Montreal, he won’t change his mind so easily. Or at all. I don’t think that’s gonna happen. So best get used to someone else voicing Big Boss this time round.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. penniman

    Well, if anybody actually played Peace Walker other than me.. They would have realized that Hayter didn’t do the greatest job.. He sounded like a 90 year old with something in his throat the entire game and not youthful as he should have been. I am quite glad they chose another. I want Big Boss to have more character and emotion than he has in previous games, that is where I think the change was for the better..

    #32 2 years ago

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  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]