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Project Zwei revealed as The Evil Within, out 2014

Friday, 19 April 2013 13:12 GMT By Staff

Bethesda has announced Shinji Mikami’s survival-horror title, The Evil Within. IGN has unveiled a live-action teaser trailer, which can be found right through the break.

Bethesda today announced The Evil Within, a survival-horror title from Tango Gameworks led by Resident Evil creator, Shinji Mikami.

A live-action teaser trailer was first unveiled on IGN, showing all manner of twisted and misshapen nightmares.

In a statement sent to VG247, Bethesda revealed that The Evil Within is in development for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and next generation consoles and is expected some time in 2014.

Said Mikami, “We’re incredibly proud to announce The Evil Within. My team and I are committed to creating an exciting new franchise, providing fans the perfect blend of horror and action.”

Bethesda Japan has gone live story details and a list of key features. The game is called Psychobreak in Japan (via Gematsu), and was made using the id Tech 5 engine.

Story: When Detective Sebastian and his partner rush to the scene of a gruesome mass murder, a mysterious, powerful force is lying in wait for them. Witnessing the killing of fellow police officers one after another, Sebastian is then attacked and loses consciousness. Waking up in a land where monsters are wandering about, Sebastian has to fight his way through a world of death and its close friend madness in order to understand what’s going on. Sebastian has to face his fears in order to survive on a journey to discover what lies in the shadows of that mysterious force.

Key Features

  • A Return to Pure Survival Horror: From the father of the survival horror genre, Shinji Mikami. He appears once again as the director of this game, one which makes your blood run cold, but heats you right back up. Players must survive on limited resources, experiencing that supreme match of action and horror, that indescribable terror. To survive in an afflicted world, your anxiety and nerves will be pushed to the edge.
  • Brutal Traps and Enemies with Puzzles: While struggling to survive, you’ll have to face indescribable terror, cruel traps, and sly mechanisms. Players can die in a trap all too easily, however, at times they can turn them against enemies.
  • In an Unstable World, Not All Horrors are in Plain Sight: The player is driven into a corner as the world distorts and warps according to mysterious and evil horrors. The scenery: hallways, walls, doors, rooms, buildings, and even nature, all transforming in real time based on the player’s actions. And the threats keep coming from all directions.
  • A Supernova of Horror: By setting one foot in this world weaved from lush backdrops, characters with personality, and a polished story, players will be sucked in, willing or unwilling, tension and anxiety rapidly mounting. When that fear is smashed and conquered, you can experience the bliss that can only be found in The Evil Within.

Bethesda has added a game logo for The Evil Within, though there’s no indication in what capacity it might be used. It’d make a lovely piece of box art.

There’s also a host of screens available via All Games Beta.

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68 Comments

  1. CyberMarco

    Man, this is sick…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Elaniel

    Okay, we have a live action trailer of a video game. Still no better off with how the game plays/looks by this. I’d like to actually see some grame in my game trailers!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    I feel sick…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. loveaya

    Need more details, even if it’s a Mikami Shinji’s game, i can’t definitely tell it’ll be as good as Resident Evil series especially RE4.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Darth-Bader

    Evil Within? Evil that “resides” within? Resident Evil?

    Looks far scarier than any Resident Evil game of late though – even if it is a live action trailer.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OmegaSlayer

    Sunday…Monday…Happy Days…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMxkMy9JvXI

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    This is sick and looks GREAT.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    Not as awesome as the opening credits to American Horror Story, but it definitely gets the Job done.

    The trailer didn’t tell us much though, which is always something I dislike about live action trailer.

    What’s the gameplay gonna look like, what’s the plot, etc.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SeWICX

    HOLY MOTHER OF FUCK! THIS LOOKS SICK :D

    I can’t wait to see more!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Mjorh

    perfect blend of horror and action.” My Ass !

    i’m sick of this ‘action’ word , combining with ‘horror’!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OmegaSlayer

    it’s so lame to show a live-action trailer for a game.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Max Payne

    @10 I really hope he meant that there will be some kind of action just like it was in RE before 4.
    Because today’s horror games like Amnesia or Slender man doesn’t have any action.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. SameeR_Fisher

    I REALLY hoped it would be a Gameplay trailer, but I think that is for E3.

    I am pretty excited either ways, seems I MUST get Next Gen –PS4 for me– to play these titles, cause most of the time the older system get the inferior version.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. GwynbleiddiuM

    WTB youtube feed.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. SeWICX

    #10

    Totally agree with you, every time they say perfect blend. It ends up being to much action based..

    I want a freaking scary game

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Abolfazl3007

    Hell F***ing Yeah Bitches !!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Samoan Spider

    Reminds me of horrific flashing scenes towards the end of Event Horizon crossed with to style of Condemned. Looks like a tasty bit of horror anyhow, but I’m also concerned by the blend as #10 says.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Edo

    2014?Well that sucks.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Greek God

    after the mess that Deadspace 3 was i cant wait for this!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Mjorh

    @12 Yeah , but as SeWICX said whenever thay say perfect blend of action n horror it ends up action rather than horror !
    +
    2014 seems to be a good gaming year

    #20 2 years ago
  21. The_Red

    2014 and PS3/360? Why not PS4/X3?

    EDIT: Just saw the next-gen part. Hurray :)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Maikrobi

    Trailer on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EaxwKn9xNs … cant wait

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Old MacDonald

    Urk, I think I’ll skip. I’m growing less and less fond of blood and gore as I get older. That trailer was a bit too much for me.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Maxey

    @21 it’s also coming for next-gen consoles.

    OT: Man, why more action horror? I’m sure this might put the new REs in their place and be a great game but why can’t more people innovate in this area?

    How cool would it be to have a horror stealth game, like Splinter Cell in an horror setting, but with a normal person instead of a trained operative?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. SeWICX

    #23, That sucks for you man :(

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Ajsman

    It is a shame this will probably be just another action game and not a real horror. Coz knowing Bethesda and games they make or publish, target audience will be everyone. And horror games are just not popular with casual gamers.

    So instead of horror game, we are probably looking at another Dead Space or Alan Wake. Average action shooter or something similar.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. CyberMarco

    What’s the song in the intro?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Mjorh

    if COD franchise hadn’t beat the records of selling n stuff , we wouldn’t see the ‘action’ word this much !D!
    +
    Screw Casual Gamers !

    #28 2 years ago
  29. KAP

    A new franchise Mikami states? Sigh…

    The Evil Within. = All out survival horror.

    The Evil Within 2. = more action orientated.

    The Evil Within 3. = All out action, includes cover mechanics and co-op.

    The Evil Within Origins = PS VITA version.

    Enough said.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. OnionPowder

    http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2013/16/1366374101-the-evil-within-7.jpg

    Definitely looks like a next-gen Resident Evil 4.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Maikrobi

    The song is – air on a g-string by Johann Sebastian Bach. I like the Dominic Miller version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b15hHQ6Mk_M

    #31 2 years ago
  32. The_Red

    Is it just me or is that one terrible name? I mean, what’s up with Mikami? First “Shadows of the Damned” and now this? Resident Evil was campy but cool. This is simply boring and lame (The name part).

    Outside the name, pretty much everything about this game looks awesome. Can’t wait.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Moonwalker1982

    On AGB you can find all the screenshots. It sure looks like a real horror game, but i don’t think the game will be for me. At times Alan Wake was almost too much for me, i wasn’t at ease or actually relaxed at all while playing through Silent Hill Downpour and the same can be said about Dead Space. If anything, i’ll be playing this one with someone, not on my own.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. OnionPowder

    @31 That song was referenced in the first Vine video.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. CyberMarco

    Screenshots

    http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2013/04/the-evil-within-debut-trailer-mikamis.html

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Mjorh

    its an awesome live-action trailer , but u can’t get anything outta this stuff, we need a trailer of gameplay or game sth !

    @35 THX , they sound promising ! hostiles look familiar ….kinda looklike The Last Of Us !

    #36 2 years ago
  37. powerbuoy

    @32 +1

    #37 2 years ago
  38. YoungZer0

    @35: Not what I expected, but it still looks good, especially with that lighting.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Max Payne

    @35 Those are really cool
    On one screen player is crouching maybe some kind of stealth mode will be in game ?

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Mjorh

    @39 yeah , that’d be great !

    #40 2 years ago
  41. YoungZer0

    @39: Let’s hope so. That could’ve a lot of potential. Not being able to fight someone, or trying to avoid a confrontation you can’t survive usually always ramps up the tension.

    btw. Just stumbled upon this indie project:

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-night

    #41 2 years ago
  42. CyberMarco

    I am sure that next gen games will be more brutal/gruesome as the graphics advance. Maybe it’ll be too much…

    #42 2 years ago
  43. YoungZer0

    @42: Heard this one before, right before the Playstation came out, I think.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. sh4dow

    @33: I second that. I often played Alan Wake with the sound off. I found Resident Evil 4 to be about as much as I can take when it comes to horror in games. A shame that most games are either more frightening or more about action.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. KrazyKraut

    Maybe its the “inSane” game we never got…^^

    Cant wait to see more. Hope is sick and frightening.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. NeoSquall

    looks like the stuff nightmares are made of…

    #46 2 years ago
  47. CyberMarco

    @43 Maybe I didn’t express myself correctly. I mean with the graphics technology advancing, we’ll get more “real-life” experiences from visuals.

    e.g. God Of War, seeing the facial expressions and emotions of the characters being slaughtered, limbs and blood flying around sure make a greater impact to the immersion of the game.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Mjorh

    when sales are down , these …these civilized producers , they’ll eat gamers ! They’re only as good as the gamers allows them to be.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Mike W

    The “Godfather of horror games” has returned. I’m crazy excited I can’t wait to see this game in action.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Stephany Nunneley

    Story and feature details are in there now.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. The_Red

    @48
    Why so serious?

    @50
    Thanks for the update. Doesn’t give much info but super HYPED! Can’t wait for some pure gameplay vids.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Clupula

    @50 – If you’re able to (I’m not sure how this works), you should probably put up some of the screenshots too.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Clupula

    This looks amazing, btw, from the screenshots. And if that live-action video is what the tone is going to be like, I’m going to love this. We’ve had a serious dearth of games designed to scare the ever loving shit out of people.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Djoenz

    Disturbing indeed damnzzzz.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Stephany Nunneley

    @52 There’s already a link to them in the post. We’ll put them up on the site once they are released to the masses without an IGN watermark.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. The_Red

    @54
    Imagine that. A horror game that actually tried to be disturbing rather than being another cover based, co-op shooter with superficial horror elements.

    Of course I’m not saying all horror games should be disturbing but this seems like the perfect game that could both scare and make the player uncomfortable.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Mjorh

    @51 +1!

    wow look at the features !

    . To survive in an afflicted world, your anxiety and nerves will be pushed to the edge.

    Awesome !

    @56

    i just want 2 be scared no matter what ! lets be uncomfortable if that what it takes !

    #57 2 years ago
  58. CPC_RedDawn

    Can’t contain my excitement!!!

    This looks epic! Hopefully we get a release date soon, as judging by the current screens it doesn’t look next-gen but it still looks great. With Bethesda publishing, a PC version is bound to happen if its not already!

    #58 2 years ago
  59. CPC_RedDawn

    Come to think of it, it kind of reminds me of Jericho a little. But I have no doubts this will be better than that pile of poop. Great design and atmosphere but poor gameplay destroyed that game.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Djoenz

    @56
    I think I know exactly what you mean. Im a horrorfreak when it comes to movies (hack and slash gore etc. is just thriller in my eyes lol)and I have played my share of scary games like Siren,Silent Hill,Older Resident Evils etc. but this trailer man is really disturbing lmao.

    2014 is a long way but this could be it THE horror game Ive been longing for. I hope emphasis is on survival man I really hope they dont fuck this up.

    First Dead Space was intense. I played that sucka at night alone with my turtlebeach headset. It was crazy at times but not disturbing like this trailer.

    Haha lets hope for the best hehe.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Mjorh

    whats ur impression of the image? a locked up brain n a house under it …Weird !

    #61 2 years ago
  62. The_Red

    @60
    Oh, Siren. That and original Fatal Frame games were really disturbing. Glad to see a fellow horror lover (I’m a Nightmare on Elm Street fanboy :).

    This really could be that game. Imagine if they market it properly and release the game at the right time. If one actually horror game DOES become successful, we could see others like Dead Space return to their roots (The awesome intensity of the first game as you mentioned) instead of going the Gears of War or RE6 route.

    @61
    At first I thought the brain was leaking. Then it reminded me of the “Cabin in the Woods” poster. Speaking of which, that would make an AWESOME video game whether its about playing as the victims or the moderators.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Djoenz

    Well judging by the story tease there might be 2 scenarios imo:
    1. He litterally ends up in Hell.
    2. He suffered trauma somehow and ends up in a coma and its all in his own mind. If he dies in that demon realm he really dies or never comes out of his coma.

    Sebastian is then attacked and loses consciousness. :P speculating hehe.
    His own brain with barbed wire might mean the longer he is in that demon realm the more brain cells gets damaged. The house could be reality or something else entirely hehe.

    EDIT:
    Oh shit man I just realised my theory kinda makes sense with the title of the game pffff lmao

    #63 2 years ago
  64. deathm00n

    The last AAA game I’ve played wich give me real fear was F.E.A.R. Let’s hope this is sucessful and get more people to launch this kind of game.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Espers

    too creepy for me

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Max Payne

    @63 Or he is killing actual people but in his mind he is killing daemons ?

    #66 2 years ago
  67. YoungZer0

    The key features sound a little bit too good to be true, especially the part with characters having personality sounds very unlikely.

    I’ll remain sceptical.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. osric90

    Cool it’s coming for PC. I hope Steam and I hope it’s not a port but a solid developed title not held back by console’s limitations. Anyway, might get it for the PS3 too as I love the way it feels sometimes, LOL. GO MIKAMI!

    #68 2 years ago

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    The latest Xbox One update’s gone into beta testing. The beta for the Xbox One’s May system software update has arrived. As well as fixing a couple of issues, you can now multitask and leave voice messages while in a party. Find an existing preview member if you want to take a look. Swear them […]

  • How do GTA 5 PC’s normal settings stack up to ultra? Like this

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  • Star Wars Battlefront is 60 FPS, splitscreen not available for all modes

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  • This is what time The Witcher 3 will go live globally

    The Witcher 3 will be available simultaneously around the world. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-loads are now available, so naturally you want to know what time you can actually start playing. The good news is all platforms and all regions will unlock at exactly the same time, so as long as you’ve downloaded and […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront playable solo with bots

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  • Free Helldivers update coming soon

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  • Borderlands creator farewells Gearbox

    Borderlands creator Matt Armstrong has announced his departure from developer Gearbox Software. Borderlands was Armstrong’s baby; he created the franchise and wrote the first game. the franchise has gone on to great success, but nevertheless Armstrong is moving on. He announced his departure from Gearbox on Twitter, sounding quite cheerful about it. Things changed. No longer […]

  • Sony Pictures has been working to secure the Smash Bros. rights – report

    Super Smash Bros. might be a Nintendo flagship, but it’s Sony’s movie business that wants to bring it to the big screen. A Super Smash Bros. movie is referenced several times in documents published by Wikileaks following the huge Sony Pictures leak. ArsTechnica dug out these interesting snippets, discovering that Sony made a “full court […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

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  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

    Modders are busy working on a Nintendo 3DS homebrew app which turns the system into a remote desktop. A post on the gbatemp forum (thanks, Eurogamer) shows the app in action running World of Warcraft on a 3DS – although not perfectly. At present, the app has a rather low frame-rate, but development is still […]

  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

    Hyperdimension Neptunia fans will be pleased to know three games in the franchise have release dates for Steam and Vita. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, which was announced for western audiences last year, will arrive on PS Vita will be released digitally and and at retail in North America on May 19 and in Europe […]

  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

    Remember when a Dragon Age: Inquisition survey popped up and outed possible content for the title? It’s happened again and this time it’s for the next Mass Effect game. Note: take the information contained herein with a grain of salt. Surveys, if this one is legit, are usually sent out to test ideas and aren’t […]

  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

    More GTA 5 information has been posted by modders poking around in the files of the PC version. This time, instead of zombies and horses, textures for the Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT vehicles have been found. New leaked vehicles Barbarian, Detonator and Tampa are also mentioned in the thread. A screencap of the files […]

  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

    DICE boss Patrick Bach has promised Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” as the game carries the Battlefront title for a reason. Speaking with Eurogamer during Day 2 of the Star Wars Celebration yesterday, Bach said the team stayed true to the “core ethos” of the Battlefront series by adhering to what […]

  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

    Sony is hosting another Flash Sale on the North American store with plenty of action games, and some films, to help get your weekend started. The list is super long, so here’s a few highlights: Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Bayonetta Beyond Good & Evil HD Castlevania: Harmony of Despair […]

  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

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  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

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  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

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  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

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  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

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  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]