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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    Is there a special reason you keep using pictures of her that are about 5 years out of date?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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    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]