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Hollywood actor to have a role in MGS 5 – rumour

Monday, 22 April 2013 03:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

An actor is going to appear in Metal Gear Solid 5 as “the one you thought I would be from the start”, apparently. If this were any other game, I’d probably bury this story in so much salt just looking at it would close your arteries.

The rumour comes via one of the dodgiest sources possible – a YouTube video called The Chosen One uploaded by a brand new account. In the video, which appears to be mimed to a speech generator, a masked claims to be a Hollywood actor who does voice-overs, including for several popular animated movies. The figure said they will be voicing a new character soon, and added that they will be “the one you thought I would be from the start”.

“Look closer, detectives. The hint is right in front of you,” the figure added, before promising to return on June 11 to reveal their true identity.

Naturally, speculation is rife that it might be David Hayter – but in a Twitter comment, the former voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss seemed to suggest he thinks the figure is a woman (although that doesn’t mean he’s not laying a false trail).

The account holder calls him or herself OnigawaraV, and if it is the same person who appears in the video, is referred to as “Mr Oni”. Oni is a Japanese word for a type of creature commonly translated into English as “ogre’, and Kojima referred to Metal Gear Solid 5 as “Project Ogre” for many months before reveal. An Onigawara is a decorative roof tile depicting an oni’s face.

Which brings us to the face in the video, which sports a bandage get-up very similar to that worn by a character in the trailers for The Phantom Pain, as well as by “Joakim Mogrem”, head of the fictional Moby Dick Studios said to be responsible for the title, which was later revealed as a Kojima Productions game and part of Metal Gear Solid 5. The actor who portrayed Mogrem has not been identified. The close similarity of the facial bandaging to real assets and promotional materials – like this image of Hideo Kojima wearing the Ismael face – is compelling.

On top of that, the figure in the video is wearing a shirt displaying the logos for The Phantom Pain and Moby Dick Studios. These haven’t been offered for sale and were last seen on Konami staff – but it’s not that difficult to recreate shirts.

So in conclusion: there are lots of reasons to think this video is not real, but given the bizarre way in which Konami has promoted Metal Gear Solid 5 to date – to the point that we don’t even know if Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are the same game – it could very well be. Sorry.

We’re expecting Metal Gear Solid 5 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but we have no idea when.

Thanks, Lengendaryboss.

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39 Comments

  1. theevilaires

    hope its Hayter.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    Me too. Mainly I really, really hope it’s not a troll, ha ha.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. salarta

    Obviously, this man will turn out to be Jennifer Hale returning to voice Naomi Hunter. It’s the very definition of obvious!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. POOP CRUSTY

    Lol I hope Kojima is behind this.
    All signs do point to David. We’ll see.
    Hopefully when he takes off his bandages he doesn’t turn out to be Robert Patterson or someone of the sort.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    It’s just stupid enough to seem real.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. POOP CRUSTY

    Also june 11 is the first day of E3.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. tmac2011

    im just waiting , not like im going to figure it al out just let someone else do it lol

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Rosseu

    “the one you thought I would be from the start”
    Must be David who’s going to voice a young Solid Snake. Because we all thought he would be voicing Big Boss. Or am I missing some other awesome VA

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DeVitowned

    I thought it was Keifer Sutherland, from the trailer?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. actuallyisnotafox

    this is really interesting the way their going about this, and tbh i hope its some elaborate scheme involving david hayter, i really do, its just i expect his voice and to say a new mgs requires a new voice actor is wrong, look at mgs acid or mgr revengence :p

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    Reading that hurt my head.

    And I’m a huge fan, but sometimes, the machinations of Kojima make me tired.

    Still, it’d be pretty awesome if it’s David Hayter. But that would make things even more complicated…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Assuming that video is real, it won’t be Hayter. Seriously.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    I think I’m going to go make some tea.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    EASY!
    Kiefer Sutherland

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2801934/?ref_=sr_1

    #14 2 years ago
  15. V

    His Surprises are not exciting Again , when does he presents New IP ?
    Even though i am fan of his Metal Gear , but i tired it

    #15 2 years ago
  16. The_Red

    @15
    We already knew about him. Didn’t we?

    Plus after all the drama caused by Hayter’s (forced) departure, I don’t they would go this far to reveal the non-Hayter, only to make more people angry.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Espers

    it’s all about the voice acting, David Hater or no one else !!!!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. viralshag

    It’s going to be Kurt Russell doing his Plissken voice in place of Hayter doing his Snake voice based on Kurt Russell’s Plissken voice.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Hellhound30x

    FUCK KOJIMA! So tired of this bullshit!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @21
    Keep your negativity stored, developers do not have to put up with this incessant whining.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DuckOfDestiny

    It’s Nolan North as the new voice of Snake.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. salarta

    @22: We are unfortunately in a sad state of affairs with the industry when it comes to respect for creators and their IPs. Consumers try to tell creators they can’t do what they want with their own IPs, things THEY created and would not exist if they had not made it. Yet at the same time, consumers will buy and praise disrespectful and insulting reboots of franchises even if the people that actually created the franchise loathe the new direction.

    Respect for the past and for the people that made these things means absolutely nothing to the current generation; the current generation cares solely about having their personal whims satisfied, and naturally by extension the companies aren’t going to give a modicum of respect for the past since that’s clearly not what consumers value these days. Turn characters and franchises into the exact opposite of what they were meant to be, even at the protestations of the people that poured their hearts and souls into creating them in the first place, it’s what brings in the money.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Lengendaryboss

    @23 Ha, kitty got wet :D
    @24 What you say is true and sad but all part of reality.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Clupula

    @21 – I absolutely hate the phrase, but there’s nothing else I can say to you except, “Take a chill pill.”

    #24 2 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    @24: So what’s your problem with the new DmC again? Because the original creator was okay with it. Yeah, you’re one of those people you complain about.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. salarta

    @27: http://gematsu.com/2010/09/devil-may-cry-creator-not-too-fond-of-new-dante

    Of course, there’s also this: http://kotaku.com/5976048/original-devil-may-cry-creator-sticks-up-for-the-new-dmc

    At this point, Kamiya’s actual feelings and the driving forces behind statements he made are up to speculation. With that done, I’m not going to argue with you on this matter, given your obvious vendetta toward me full of attempts to make everything I say look illegitimate since it clashes with how you want things to be.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Lengendaryboss

    @28
    You do know there is a difference between hating New Dante and the game itself right?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. salarta

    @29: Yep, I don’t think I suggested there wasn’t a difference. I was merely dealing with the blatant attack by someone that clearly has it out for me on a more personal level. Realistically, I expect DmC would’ve been fine and received better if it was treated like a completely brand new IP, if the main character wasn’t put out there as being Dante, or if DmC was just a wild spinoff title and we knew the main series would continue. I’m sure the situation is much like how I am with Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within; I loved it and thought it was a great film in its own right, but I’m well aware that it doesn’t really count as Final Fantasy.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. viralshag

    @24, you seriously need to let the Lara thing go… I don’t even know what you’re basing it on and I’m starting to think you haven’t even played the new game…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. YoungZer0

    @28: “Whatever” “I miss him too …”

    Devastating quotes right there, mate.

    I think this quote here:

    “That being said, DMC has been on its own path for a long time now and asking my opinion of things is pointless.”

    Is much more interesting. Tell me, salarta, when they turned Dante into a stupid WOHOO adrenaline junkie in DMC3, did you care about Kamiyas comments? I somehow doubt it. You’re the definition of a weeaboo.

    “given your obvious vendetta toward me full of attempts to make everything I say look illegitimate”

    I think you do most of the work on your own.

    @31: That’s because he hasn’t. He said so multiple times. He also sees no problem with making multiple comments about the content of a game he has never seen.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. salarta

    @31: First off, I never directly mentioned EITHER game mentioned thus far. I made broader statements. Let’s make this very, very clear right now before people start trying to blame me for this: I was not the one that brought up Tomb Raider or DmC, you guys did. I was content to leave it at the broader issues.

    With that said, no, I haven’t played the new game, and I’m not going to. I don’t need to for the issues I’ve raised. The only thing I wouldn’t be able to reliably take a stance about based on watching videos, looking at pictures and reading wikis and interviews is gameplay. Invoking the “you have to play it first” gambit is a natural lose-lose situation. Playing it requires me to either buy it, rent it, or illegally download it; two cases result in me giving money to something I don’t want to give my money, and one merely involves me forcing myself to play a game I already don’t want to play… just so that I can be more “legitimate” in argument with some people on the internet? Furthermore, that “legitimacy” actually amounts to a whole lot of nothing. In the rare cases where I DID give in to such demands, all it earned was “Well, you hated the game before you played it anyway, so anything you say still doesn’t count.”

    So, I waste my money or perform an illegal activity, gnash my teeth through something I don’t want to experience, and in the end all I get for it is a different excuse for why my perspective is supposedly invalid. For an argument on the internet. All the while, the person that demanded I play it can laugh it up that they got me to play something I didn’t want to play, especially if doing so resulted in me giving financial support to that thing. If what I’m saying is going to be dismissed anyway, I may as well keep the money for games I actually WANT to play, and reserve my game time for experiences that give me enjoyment and some sliver of hope for the future of the medium.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Clupula

    My god, the first comment Salarta makes where he isn’t being creepy about some imaginary female character and even THAT, somehow, ends up in a pointless argument.

    I had actually been wondering what his comment had to do with anything in the first place, but now suddenly it’s become a DmC/Tomb Raider argument for no real reason.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. salarta

    @34: Because other people decided it should be a DmC/Tomb Raider argument for no real reason.

    My comment to Legendaryboss was about the overall disconcerting issues that affect all sorts of IPs, from Silent Hill to Resident Evil to Metal Gear and beyond. Metal Gear is a franchise where a lot of people complain about what Kojima wants to do with it even though it’s HIS intellectual property and he was the person that created it. Kojima wants to follow a new character, he isn’t allowed because consumers demand Solid Snake, even though he created the franchise. Yet at the same time, consumers prop up people that don’t even like or appreciate what was established in the past by a franchise’s actual creators; all that matters is if it fits their personal whims.

    If you want to blame someone, blame the people that actually started it. Don’t blame the person that is forced to defend themselves because other people can’t let go for five seconds.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. YoungZer0

    “I don’t need to for the issues I’ve raised.”

    Erm, yes you do. As me and others have pointed out, you have usually always been wrong about your assumptions. Most of the things you complained about simply were not in the game, until you changed your points.

    “all it earned was “Well, you hated the game before you played it anyway, so anything you say still doesn’t count.””

    Well, that’s your mindset, but I’d definitely think differently about your points if you actually played the games you often complain so much about. At least there would be an actual ground for a debate.

    “All the while, the person that demanded I play it can laugh it up that they got me to play something I didn’t want to play, especially if doing so resulted in me giving financial support to that thing.”

    Yep, that’s our masterplan. HAR HAR HAR HAR, he actually listened to us, what a fool. Paranoia much? -_-

    “If what I’m saying is going to be dismissed anyway”

    Again, most of the stuff you say is being dismissed because you’re flat-out wrong. It’s being dismissed because you DIDN’T PLAY it or DIDN’T SEE it.

    “I may as well keep the money for games I actually WANT to play, and reserve my game time for experiences that give me enjoyment and some sliver of hope for the future of the medium.”

    Cool, but then be so nice and shut up about games you never played. Again, you’re the guy who didn’t even care one bit about Lara Croft until they rebooted this tired Franchise. You only played one Tomb Raider game. Yet somehow think you’re the expert on the subject.

    If it was just a comment you made once or twice, but you go on and on and on and on. It’s like all you care about is Lara Croft, Jill Valentine and why reboots suck. There has to be more to you than that.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. salarta

    @36: I won’t deny that I can and have been wrong about things. I am also fully aware that seeing the wider context can make an impact on interpreting specific moments. For instance, I was wrong about the choice of voice actor for Rosa in FF4DS; hearing it separately from the scene made it sound wrong, but once it was paired with the scene, it turned out to be perfectly fine. But being wrong about certain specific points does not change the overall picture. Knowing what happens with “Aya” at the end of 3rd Birthday does not change that Squeenix advertised and promoted the game as starring Aya, and set about framing Aya for all the rest of the game as this fragile sex object. I don’t need to watch every single scene in Terminator 2 to know that the film has a sub-element of John Connor bonding with the Terminator like it’s a father figure. If absolutely nothing else, even if the game itself is somehow perfection incarnate, the way marketing and advertising framed it is more than enough of an issue.

    Under normal circumstances, I would say certain expectations were paranoid. I wouldn’t call “I made a comment on very broad issues in an article and someone went out of their way to attack me personally on a subject I never raised” to be normal circumstances. People with vendettas tend to find joy in such things.

    Lastly, it is correct that I have only played a couple Tomb Raider games from earlier in the franchise (I played both TRII and TRIII), back when they were released. I don’t pretend to be an expert fan on everything Tomb Raider. I’m simply a person that had a couple experiences with the character in my youth, highly values the kind of woman the character used to be, and would have picked up the franchise again if they had done a reboot focused on THAT Lara rather than trying to reinvent her into a different character. I didn’t touch Angel of Darkness for the same reason I won’t touch the latest game: they’re not the Lara I knew, and they never will be. I’ll get back in with Tomb Raider once cues are taken from Mortal Kombat 9 in the “how to reboot a franchise” department.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. viralshag

    I made the connection because its almost word for word what Salarta says on most TR articles. And knowing its based on nothing more than second hand info I respect that opinion even less. But whatever, your entitled to the opinion and all that jazz.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Clupula

    @35 – You know, I wasn’t going to give you shit, because as I said, it was the first post I had seen you make in a while that wasn’t you being creepy, so I had no problem with it. I actually agree that there was no reason for DmC nonsense to be talked about here.

    However, in #37, you’re just being a big asshole with that spoiler for the 3rd Birthday. Some of us haven’t played it, you know, and were hoping maybe one day there’d be an HD version. Thanks for ruining the storyline. You’re on your own against these two.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. salarta

    @39: In this case, I’m genuinely sorry (which being honest with you, is a change from how I would have reacted a couple years ago). It’s been two years since the game came out, I figured anyone that had any interest in the game would have played it by now.

    It’s too late for your case, but I’ll edit the comment for other people that might look later.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. YoungZer0

    @37: But I think 1 or 2 or even 3 scenes of a game that has CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, is not enough to form an opinion about how this character is going to be.

    Also you do not seem to consider your nostalgia effect here. Have you replayed TR2/3 recently? Maybe your memories are deceiving you? Maybe Lara wasn’t as strong as you remember her?

    And Mortal Kombat was as much a reboot as God of War Ascension.

    Not. At. All.

    It doesn’t do anything different than the previous Mortal Kombat and it actually is still a sequel. A reboot would REBOOT the franchise. Start from Scratch. Have you seen the Mortal Kombat Short Film? Now that’s the definition of a reboot.

    But Mortal Kombat acknowledges the past history, right at the intro. Raiden sees the destruction and sends a signal to his former self. So it’s not actually a reboot. It’s still a sequel.

    You might think that the name is a hint, but nope. It just sounds better than Mortal Kombat 9. Or Mortal Kombat: Choose your subtitle.

    #39 2 years ago

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    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

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]

  • Bloodborne is the latest to receive the Honest Game Trailers treatment

    Smosh Games has released another entry in its Honest Game Trailers series, and this time, it’s poking Bloodborne. According to the trailer, the game is “more disturbing” than the scene in South Park: The Stick of Truth where you are “crushed by your own Dad’s balls.” It also has more “stupid top hats than a […]