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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    Is there a special reason you keep using pictures of her that are about 5 years out of date?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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    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]