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Violent games are “a kind of simulator”, and “enable” killers, says US senator

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Speaking on US TV, Dianne Feinstein seems to have suggested that games can be a kind of aid or crutch for those inclined towards violent acts.

“I think the really violent video game becomes a kind of simulator to practice on,” the democratic senator said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, as reported by Gamespot.

“And it enables the individual to become much more familiar with that depiction of death and blood.”

Interestingly, Feinstein was talking about games which portray violence in an exaggerated fashion.

“Of course it’s not the way it is in real life,” she said.

Feinstein said last week that games play a “very negative role” in young people’s lives, and that Congress should consider regulating games. However, she’s also bang hot on gun control, saying the NRA and gun manufacturers are bullying their way out of reforms.

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35 Comments

  1. Mineral4r7s

    Can someone explain to me why all the world wars started when there were no violent computer games back then? And whats with all the wars previous to that?
    I am confused as computer games seem to be the root of all evil.
    How about the witch hunts? Whats with Jack the Ripper, did he play violent video games too?
    Why am I so confused by this statement? Is my sense of reality so wrong?
    I mean it only can be as she is a Senator and I am just a normal citizen.
    Somethings off.
    Stop messing with my mind!

    (beware of wild irony)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Djoenz

    I read two reports recently that 2 kids about 4 years old shot people by accident in America. One kid shot a woman and the other shot a friend I believe. Not only are guns allowed they seem to be lying around and loaded. One incident was actually at a cop’s house. He was showing his arsenal to someone.

    Nice. mentality gunslingers! Pointing fingers is easy.
    http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/world/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/10/woman-and-young-boy-die-after-being-shot-by-4-year-old-children-in-separate-incidents-just-days-apart

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    To this I say:

    http://youtu.be/8DzDvYcT6yM?t=56s

    #3 2 years ago
  4. actuallyisnotafox

    i really wish we could ban all video games from these people and there familes and be like oh mario? it promotes jumping on peoples heads.. skylanders? well the fire creature promotes arson -.-

    #4 2 years ago
  5. povu

    Before videogames everything was caused by TV. Before that, rock ‘n roll music. Before that, probably books. Games is just the latest new form of media and that makes it the least understood, and easiest to blame for things with different underlying causes entirely.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    Why doesn’t she try them out for herself instead of “thinking” they are. If I was a chosen representative of the people I wouldn’t think so much. I would know or I wouldn’t.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. zinc

    Well good luck to any wannabe murderer who is taking lessons from GTA. I would love to see the look on their face when the police still give chase AFTER their getaway car is resprayed.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Richenbaum

    @#6 Because that would instantly disprove her theory and she’d need to find some other way to lobby for media attention. She doesn’t give a shit about this, it’s just an easy way to rile up the ignorant everything-fearing masses (or as we call it here, the south) who would rather throw around blame than actually take parental responsibility. Everyone do a nice slow clap for the government employed troll.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Clupula

    It’s really sad to see this woman is still in power, considering back in high school, I had a videotape of a Dead Kennedys performance from the 80′s where Jello Biafra is going off on her for being a “banker-butt-licker” and a “dragon lady with no fucking heart” for closing down underground venues in the San Francisco area.

    At yet, here we are, thirty-something years later, and she’s still trying to get rid of things she doesn’t understand.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    @8 Yea I know I’m just so amped up after my Assassin Creed’s killing simulation training earlier today I think I’m going to head to my nearest White Castle and climb to the top then jump off and stab somebody for their food cause I’m starving right about now :D

    #10 2 years ago
  11. tmac2011

    now i hate this senator too, those people are insane. i play video games and own an ar 15, and a 45 handgun CCL. i never watch msnbc either,dont get me started on those people. kids today dont know the differences between whats real and not real and thats the problem, also the parents dont pay attention to what their kids play. letting a 10 year old play call of duty or battlefield and gta isnt a good idea and thats why there are erbs, to let the parents know what game they should by for them. and my dad is in the marines so ive been trained on how to use guns.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. NightCrawler1970

    WHY DONT YOU STFU AND GO KNIT YA @SS OFF BIMBO!!!!

    Games are not violence, people are violence!!!!!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    http://img8.joyreactor.cc/pics/post/maximum-trolling-trollface-38148.jpeg

    #13 2 years ago
  14. GwynbleiddiuM

    I suppose any idiot can become a US Senator these days, they should start installing some manner of filtration system so every motherfucker who can put a few words together don’t get the chance to become a US FUCKING SENATOR.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    @14: Then the US wouldn’t have any senators.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. MadFlavour

    This is retarded. Games aren’t to blame.

    Marylin Manson and the video nasties are. Also comic books, Rock ‘n’ Roll, the moving pictures, and Elvis’s pelvic gyrations.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. redwood

    Elvis’s pelvic gyrations for sure…

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Mjorh

    They can’t find anything 2 blame except Games !

    i’ve learned so much from games n i’m not a murderer ! ! !

    Lame excuses !

    #18 2 years ago
  19. silkvg247

    They have to blame something because if they don’t then they’d have to accept that we are flawed beings. Some more than others.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. deathm00n

    The parents are the one to blame, some weeks ago I was at a store and a kid of about 5 years old was crying with a God of War Ascension in his hand wanting his dad to buy it. Guess what, he bought it. It got a black 18 (meaning it’s the worst kind of shit only adults can play) stamped in the front cover!

    I played very brutal games when I was young. But back then there was not so much realism, so I wasn’t affected by it. But there’s executions in GoW multiplayer that are disturbing to say the least.

    Not that I’m saying that games really affect people, but if it does they are not the only one to blame.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Clupula

    @20 – Jesus Christ, so you’re not only annoying about PC gaming, but you’re one of those Alex Jones/David Icke lunatics, as well. Oh no! The lizard men are coming!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Hcw87

    Fix your gun laws before blaming games. Every retard with half a brain can get their hands on a gun these days. I would hate to be living in the US, wouldn’t feel safe at all.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    @23 – As someone who lives in the United States, I don’t fear people having guns, at all. It’s about the society itself, not the amount of firearms people have.

    Canada has more guns per person than the United States has, believe it or not, but you don’t see this sort of shit going on up there. It’s a problem with mental health funding, which had $80-something billion cut from it last year alone. And then you’ve got laws, like the one over here in New York City that say that you can’t forcibly commit someone who is visibly insane and visibly dangerous for than 24 hours until they actually do hurt or kill someone. Even then, they are usually just recycled through the system in a couple of years and then unsupervised because there isn’t enough funding to have someone do that.

    I also find it interesting that no one ever makes mention of the fact that the day a gunman opened fire on a group of innocent school children in the states, there was a similar incident in China, only the man used a knife.

    Crazy people will use whatever they have access to use. Disarming law abiding citizens is not the answer, although I will say that I hate this paranoia that so many pro-gun people have when it comes to waiting lists and background checks, which I think should be absolutely required.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    “I also find it interesting that no one ever makes mention of the fact that the day a gunman opened fire on a group of innocent school children in the states, there was a similar incident in China, only the man used a knife.”

    Yeah he did use a knife and guess what? No one died where Sandy hook a lot of people died because the killer was using guns.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Clupula

    @25 – you are absolutely right. No one has ever died from a knife.

    Wars were really about who could more mildly injure the other side up until the invention of gun powder.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DSB

    @26 I don’t think you could make a much worse argument. Most of those wars killed far fewer soldiers than the ones of the gunpowder era.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. YoungZer0

    @26: Purposely missing his point or did you just misread his comment?

    Also wasn’t there just a mass-stabbing at Lone Star Community College campus in Cypress, Texas the other day? 14 injured, 2 critical. He was wrestled to the ground by fellow students.

    Think he would’ve killed more if it was a gun? I’d bet on it.

    Meanwhile a 4-year old boy shot and killed the wife of a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy over the weekend.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Hcw87

    There is no reason why normal citizens should carry guns. Sure, it may be too late to disarm everyone now, but if you reinforce the gun laws, crime WILL go down.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. fearmonkey

    @29 – yeah that has worked so well for large cities like NY, Detroit, Philly, and Chicago where most gun violence is from non-registered and non-legal gun owners. The only thing that disarming would do is make sure that people are defenseless against thugs….

    I have a friend who got shot in New jersey while walking up the street, and he didn’t have a concealed carry. If he did, he probably wouldn’t have got shot and the guy that shot him wouldn’t be a danger to anyone else. I grew up in the country, everyone had guns, no one got shot, and there was little crime.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Clupula

    @28 – And on the Long Island Railroad, a gunman named Colin Ferguson was wrestled to the ground by the passengers when he started shooting people.

    I’m not someone who believes that everyone should have unrestricted access to guns. I believe in background checks and in waiting periods and don’t believe you need an M4 for home protection. However, I don’t think there’s any purpose to preventing someone with no criminal record and no record of mental illness from being allowed to buy something for hunting or home protection. I live in New York City and it’s almost impossible to legally purchase a gun here.

    Yet, you know what? If I really wanted one to hurt people with, I know about five people, personally, I could illegally buy one from.

    The bottom line is that preventing the average citizen from holding just keeps the average citizen unprotected.

    As I said before, the major issue here is not the weapon, but the lack of mental help for those who use the weapons. Look it up. The Newton shooting was not performed by a licensed gun owner. Stricter laws wouldn’t have stopped him at all.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DSB

    http://kotaku.com/im-a-game-designer-im-a-gun-owner-its-time-to-end-470868225

    I think that article frames it better than any others I’ve seen.

    It’s not black and white, but at the end of the day, the only way to get guns off the streets is to take them off the streets.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Djoenz

    USA will never get rid of the weapons division/armsdeal/armstrade cause its a big ass income for them.

    Im dutch btw so what the hell do I know.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. bugmenot

    Feinstein is such a crook. She blames videogames while she funnels money from the defense department to her husband. So who is responsible for the most deaths in this country? A few videogamers with mental illness or the chair of the US war machine who sends our kids to die in a country that had nothing to do with 9/11?

    Source: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Army-contract-for-Feinstein-s-husband-Blum-is-a-2621196.php

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Clupula

    @34 – Feinswine is a complete piece of shit, no doubt about it.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    @31: To be clear, my point was that he stabbed 14 people, yet no one died. If the Airport shooter would’ve had the chance to shoot 14 people, how high would be their chance of survival?

    “Yet, you know what? If I really wanted one to hurt people with, I know about five people, personally, I could illegally buy one from.”

    Ain’t that the bigger problem? Shouldn’t the police do something about that, instead of arresting people for minor offenses like drug possession? What does it matter to the privatized prison system?

    I just fail to understand how you need to invest more time and money into a drivers license than a gun license. I think the US needs better regulations, that’s all. Why the fuck can you buy an actual assault rifle for less than 200 euros? Even Airsoft weapons are much, much more expensive.

    What do you even need an assault rifle for? For sports? For hunting? What kind of lousy shot are you that you need an assault rifle to hunt a deer?

    Why can you buy 300-round magazines? What do you need it for? Why can you buy 1000 rounds on the internet. What do you need it for? Why does no one ask those questions when they sell people those things?!

    Right now, people on the terrorist watchlist can buy a fucking gun. Don’t fool yourself, Obama’s going to do Jackshit about any of that. I think both sides of the conflict need to calm the fuck down and focus on actually doing something.

    Every time a mass-shooting happens, the left demands the weapons to be taken off the streets and the right buys more guns in fear that they are taken all of their guns.

    Think about that for a second, the NRA benefits from mass shootings. Insanity. Complete and utter insanity.

    And politicians talk about videogames and gay marriage, instead of private prisons and gun violence.

    #35 2 years ago

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]