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Jade Raymond interview, p2: Splinter Cell and Toronto

Thursday, 9 May 2013 13:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt

The second part of our exclusive Jade Raymond video interview is through the link, including details on Splinter Cell: Blacklist and starting up a studio as large as Ubisoft Toronto.

Watch the above for a good amount of detail on Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s development. You can watch the first part of Sam’s chat with Jade here. Check back tomorrow for the third and final instalment.

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47 Comments

  1. FinalStar

    Is there a special reason you keep using pictures of her that are about 5 years out of date?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Samoan Spider

    @1 Is there a reason it matters?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. salarta

    @2: So we can yell at each other and complain about things that don’t matter on the internet. :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    I wanna bury my face in her hair…omg I bet it smells like Heaven in there. I wonder if she has pretty feet too :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. anik_lc

    WOW! Jade Raymond is hot! :D Why don’t she start modeling! :D

    #5 2 years ago
  6. FinalStar

    @2 Sure. First off, she looks noticably different these days. Second, I believe I’m allowed to ask why a website that is ridiculously pedantic in regards of pointing out if their writers paid for a drink themselves or not is so sloppy in this (certainly no less important) instance.

    @3 I actually believe that some things like getting names right and showing accurate portraits do matter in the press and even on the internet. And it’s not like there aren’t any more current pictures around.

    Edited to add: I would complain about this if it was concerning other personalities as well, so it’s not a Jade only thing. Let’s say e.g. using a Rooney picture of the pre-hair-transplant-era now would be ridiculous as well unless you wanted to specifically illustrate that point.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. salarta

    @4: That’s nothing on her pencil shavings. Have you seen her pencil shavings? All that discarded pencil material is so sexy, the way it shows more lead as she strips it off is just scandalous. If there’s one thing to take away from these articles about her, it’s her sexy pencil shavings!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. FinalStar

    Erm… I’m starting to feel amashed for being male right about now. Blergh.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. salarta

    @6: Fair point, I was mostly joking around since I’m very serious about other subjects that seem to me like they matter more. There was some argument in the first part of the Jade Raymond interview over viewing her for what she’s done at the company versus viewing her for her attractiveness. I think the latter part is where things get tricky, because without saying more, caring about the recency of her picture is something usually not done toward men.

    I’m suddenly remembering the E3 presentations for Squeenix where a female translator ended up getting fake nudes and hentai done of her despite not even being named.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Samoan Spider

    @6 Yeah, I take your point but I think #9 explains it pretty well. Taking her accomplishments at face value, she is a successful person and her looks take a back seat entirely. This I think is why an out of date picture matters so little and I’m also certain that there are stock photo’s of many industry faces rocking around that get used and I’ve not once seen the age of the photo questioned.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. FinalStar

    I’ve actually had the opportunity to interview Jade myself a few day ago and I can attest to the fact that Ubisoft is quite aware of the whole attractiveness thing these days – I was even asked to avaid any questions in that regard. Fair enough, since I wanted to focus on the business side anyway, but it leaves my a little surprised it came up in the video interview. Yet again, these interview snippets were done in March and maybe I was asked not to in part of them? Who knows?

    That said, that it’s true that she’s successful in her job because of her accomplishments, but let’s be honest: having the interview here in three 5-minute parts instead of one 15-minute-block and hyped this way is not just because oft that – her looks do take a front seat and that everybody knows her – which again is because Ubisoft shoved here in front of every camera in the AC days.

    I agree that often stock photos are used, but e.g. a Molyneux of today looks just the way he did 10 years ago, so you often can’t really tell how old a picture probably is. Jade has changed quite a bit, though, as can be seen on the “brown” foto used to tease part 1.

    And it’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine because for some reason, it did take quite a bit of nagging and effort to secure a new picture in print quality – just taking an old one clearly would have beeen much easier.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. OmegaSlayer

    Patrice Desillet looks better in Photoshop that in vid.
    Oh…wait…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Mjorh

    There was nothin special on these interviews. expected more !

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Agt_Pendergast

    Did the interviewer call Blacklist, “Blackflag” at the beginning of the video?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Tr0n

    Every time I read Jade Raymond, I think of this for some reason.

    http://s2.postimg.org/p9thic8jd/9611_54875_jadecomicjpg_noscale.jpg

    #15 2 years ago
  16. salarta

    @15: A little warning about the content being NSFW would be nice. I don’t blame you because it’s easy to forget such things, but it’s important for people looking at the site in public or at work.

    That said, I remember when that came out. I think it’s a testament to how people viewed the whole way the game and team were being presented, even if it was the fault of the gaming press or not justified.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @15: Have you spend too much time on 4chan or why would you post shit like this on VG24/7?

    And seriously I think you people need get a fucking grip. Bukakee Comics, Blowjobs, admission for having a foot fetish?

    What. The. Fuck. Is. Wrong. With. You.

    Can’t you dickcunts not focus for one fucking second? Rub one out and come back you pathetic losers.

    Jesus. H. Christ.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. BD

    Jeeeeeeeeeeeesus Henry Christ, these comments.

    Is there no moderator here with a delete button?

    #18 2 years ago
  19. CaptPierce

    Any women coming to this website, I do apologize for my gender in advance.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Djoenz

    @15

    The dude that made tht comic is retarded as hell. No wonder she doesnt get the respect she needs when immature people are only concerned about her looks.

    Pathetic man…its demeaning.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. YoungZer0

    Seriously VG, you need more moderators.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    Great interview.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    ^ I second that. You guys should try and do more of these. Do a David Jaffe one and have to bleep out a word every 3 seconds :D

    #23 2 years ago
  24. fearmonkey

    If Jade or anyone at Ubsisoft reads the comments on this article, I sincerely apologize for the male species..

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Tr0n

    Dude, it’s a fun comic. Get off your high horse. :)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Djoenz

    @25
    Fun comic? If Jade Raymond was a family member of mine I would smack the culprit so hard for that direspecting piece of filth.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Stephany Nunneley

    Fuck. Me. I am all for “free speech” and all that, but, wow. That “comic” is insulting beyond words. Not only to Jade, but to the intellect as well – whether you are male OR female.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. DarkElfa

    Meh, comedy is comedy, enough already with the politically correct garbage, it’s already ruining the US.

    Is it appropriate, no, is it degrading, yes, do I care, not really because I had a laugh and moved on, everyone else should do the same unless you want to call CBS and complain about Janet’s nipple slip again.

    Look at it this way, I’m sure Jade has seen that comic already a few times and then remembered, oh, this is the internet and went back to work. If you let the internet offend you, you might as well turn off your computer and go outside.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    That comic must have been drawn by some rather pathetic individual. Really, how sad and insecure do you have to be to believe that just because someone models for MAXIM, she’s suddenly a whore who receives bukkake and gives free blowjobs?

    Fucking Child.

    I’m the first guy to laugh my ass off about the rudest and crudest jokes, but this is no joke, this is a personal attack.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. salarta

    @20: The artist that drew the comic later took it down after realizing just how serious such a thing is. People on the internet can be heartless, but mostly because they don’t understand the gravity of what they’re saying and doing. Being confronted with the potential consequences of their actions will often get people to wise up.

    @25: … Jade Raymond is an actual person. This is a person who is trying to make a career and a living out of being in the video game industry. I really doubt Jade finds it fun for people to mistakenly think of her the same way people mistakenly think of the proper Lara Croft, as nothing more than a sex object with no other meaningful qualities or qualifications. I really, really doubt Jade wants “looked hot” to be the only thing she’s remembered for. A woman having her physical appearance complimented can be a good thing, but not if conversations are more about what nice boobs she has than how she contributed to putting out Assassin’s Creed, or worse, if she’s trying to discuss a serious industry subject and people blow her off because they think she’s only there for her looks.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Stephany Nunneley

    @28 Has nothing to do with being “politically correct.” I like “low brow” and comedy that’s a bit “blue” as much as anyone else. But I seriously doubt that was meant to be “comedy”, and more an interpretation of the artist’s opinion on the matter. Either way, it was gross.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. DarkElfa

    Oh grow up Zero, it was an internet comic. Nobody needs you to white knight the damn thing and be a hero. So you were offended by it, big whoop, they’ll probably delete it.

    Here’s an idea, why don’t you head for Google image and pull out your jousting lance for some of those poor actresses who people have photoshopped into nudes and porn.

    Throwing a big fit over it and expressing your abject horror is just stupid and a complete waste of time because it will change nothing. They may remove it from this thread, but it will still be out there for everyone to see for the rest of time.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DarkElfa

    @31, I’m not saying it isn’t gross or unneeded, but I’m kind of beyond being shocked by things I see here or elsewhere, I’m just too used to it by now.

    The internet has broken and desensitized me. :(

    @30, and yet it’s still out there isn’t it. Again, not defending the comic, but the reactions to it are priceless and so heartfelt it make me wince a bit.

    Yes, she’s a real person and yes she shouldn’t ever have to deal with something like that, but whether you disagree, hate or even YoungZer0 the damn thing, it’s part of being on the web. It’s an ugly part and I do wish it would leave but I’m not going to pretend that I can make that happen.

    The internet is a collection of the best and worst of all of us and if you put yourself out there, you open yourself to both praise and ridicule. If you happen to be attractive, the results can obviously be even worse.

    That is why I don’t care. The more attention you give a thing, the more you feed it.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Stephany Nunneley

    @33 I think we’ve all seen our fair share of worse – my eyes melted just yesterday over something I saw online :)But aiming something like this at her is undeserved IMO.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. DarkElfa

    @34, Well, like I said, she’s probably long past seen this thing and moved on. I’m sure some friend in the office showed it to her and she went “Meh”, and went about her day.

    I won’t be offended by it, but I will say that it doesn’t belong here. At least the artist had the decency to take it down, too bad his readers don’t have the same decency.

    *edit* After reading up on this apparently Ubisoft threatened to sue the guy so maybe it got to her a little bit more, but still, it’s long over with anyways.

    In the immortal words of Joe Garelli, “you can’t take something off the internet, it’s like trying to take pee out of a pool.”

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DSB

    Never underestimate the power of a semi-attractive woman on a group of nerds.

    Kinda reminds me of playing WoW. If there was a woman around who was known to be better than a 4, she would have a third of the guild trying to do to her what those guys are doing in that comic.

    It was really pretty unbelievable to watch. You’d think it was a stereotype, but it’s stone cold reality.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    @32: Go fuck yourself, you rusty cumbucket.

    This is not me White Knight-ing. I’m the last guy to do the White Knight, don’t know how you could’ve missed that. I just don’t understand what’s funny about personally attacking a developer. Especially in this way.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. LoadedBoo

    This is the problem when you got 25-30 year old virgins reading video games websites.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. ApplePieChart

    @34 Please share. I dont mean to go into graphic detail, but come on, go into detail a little.

    @37 Well, then you dont understand humor. BTW, your reaction speaks volume. He calls you a White Knight (you ABSOLUTELY are) and then look at your response. YOU CARE TOO MUCH! This is the internet, horrible things will be said about anyone who is successful in any way. The key is to never let them (anyone) see you angry, because it only makes them troll more voraciously. The Internet. You’re doing it wrong.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. ApplePieChart

    @38 That’s oddly specific. Let me guess, you’re 31 and you got a hand j once. LMAO.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. salarta

    @33: First off, as much as I have grown a dislike toward YoungZer0 (among other comments) for certain exchanges I’ve had with him, trying to turn his username into an exaggerated insult label is asinine. Second, that’s not how the internet nor business works. A person will end up putting themselves out there regardless due to their success. You can’t advance in these sort of careers without putting your name and face out there. Meanwhile, the internet is unforgiving and that is NOT a result of if you put yourself out there. Perfectly ordinary, innocent people have essentially had their lives ruined because of internet mob mentality, people that never wanted anything more than an ordinary job and an ordinary life.

    And even if it did operate on an “If you put yourself out there then you run this risk” attitude, that does NOT mean we should encourage that behavior. It’s the same line of thought that leads to “Well, she wore a sexy bikini, that means she’s asking to be raped.” I understand if you take issue with that given the severity of rape, but that’s on par with what happens with things like that comic. It’s not raping Jade’s body, it’s raping her public image, which in turn could ruin her whole career if it went too far.

    And also, no, Jade didn’t “just go meh” to the comic. I explicitly remember reading at the time that it freaked her out, she actually cried over it. A comic like that might, MIGHT be expected (but I still wouldn’t say encouraged) for someone like Kim Kardashian, but someone like Jade Raymond? No.

    @39: There are definitely things that aren’t worth getting so worked up over. I’m guilty of doing that many times in the past over things that were (and are) ultimately inconsequential. This is not one of those times.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. zinc

    Ah the internet, last place for wretches to express themselves, without need of consequence or responsibility. Just squat out whatever you think & hide behind your username :)

    Won’t last much longer.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. DarkElfa

    “Go fuck yourself, you rusty cumbucket.”

    Nice, real mature. You kiss developer’s asses with that mouth?

    Yes, yes you do.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. ApplePieChart

    @42 It’s always nice to express your hopes and dreams, isn’t it?

    #44 2 years ago
  45. DeVitowned

    Hahaha. I love train wrecks. Let the games…begin! *rubs gravy on himself*

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Cobra951

    Jade has done nothing publicly to deserve that comic (which has been around a while, BTW). I think it was meant as satire on the use her obvious charisma to promote AC, but the artist quickly realized he had gone too far, and withdrew it (too late–internet, you know). It did upset Jade quite a bit, which makes the shame even greater.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Da Man

    Computer entertainment software customers, the bottom of hardcore.

    #47 2 years ago

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    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]