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Curiosity complete, winner to be the god in Godus

Sunday, 26 May 2013 16:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Peter Molyneux’s Curiosity has been completed, with the winner confirmed as Bryan Henderson from Edinburgh.

Henderson received the video posted above. He will be the god in Godus, Molyneux’s next game. He will also share in Godus’s financial success.

Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? was the first game from Molyneux developer 22 Cans. The iOS and Android release charged players with tapping at layers of an enormous cube. The aim was to discover what lay at the cube’s centre.

Curiosity released in November 2012.

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40 Comments

  1. uomoartificiale

    what a joke…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    @1
    Have you seen your comment, filled with negativity and pointlessness.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    @2

    unfortunately, the big ‘social experiment’, turned out to be ‘viral’ advertising for his new game…

    The fact that originally he said the person may not want to reveal the prize, and now the fact that his new game would maybe be less interesting if the person DIDN’T broadcast it, kind of compramises the pure vision for me…

    It all sounds like very well crafted bullshit.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Richenbaum

    and not only was it just a viral marketing scheme, it was a viral marketing scheme that people paid them to be involved in. the game itself was free, but naturally there were a ton of in-app purchases for people to try to get ahead in the game. who knows how much money everyone blew on this just for one guy to be part of a glorified commercial.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Bomba Luigi

    Wait… what was in the Cube? This Henderson Guy found it and win, but what was in it now? Just a Popu Up Message about him being in a Game?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. actuallyisnotafox

    in other news ubisoft are allowing fans to be in watch dogs, and just like this game you do absolutely nothing, you are programmed a way and you have no control. congratulations.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Richenbaum

    @6 you mean they’re not going to use the Tron digitizer so he can literally BE IN THE GAME?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. jmg24bad

    So you get to be a god in the game, and you get a part of each sale of the game for life.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. expose the core

    @5 He will also get royalties from the game.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    Here he is: https://twitter.com/Bryanh559

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    What if he is: Racist, Sexist etc… etc…

    Is this ‘utopian god game’ going to allow him to explore his version of a perfect world?

    This ‘experiment’ is flawed as soon as money becomes a deciding factor, same as anything.

    If this was truely open to anyone. would Molyneaux let the ‘god’ ethinically clense a certain race from the game servers… how far is he willing to go to let someone have free speech?

    Can you have same sex marriage? Are these features even available? It’s all bullshit…

    Imagine if this guy had been a Neo Nazi and the god game had reflected that… It would have been a cluster fuck…

    It’s obviously going to be in areas that aren’t going to cause political uproar, and thus un-important in the grand scheme of things…

    ….

    It takes 10 realtime days to build a house…

    You can pay .49p to build a house straight away…

    Cue the ‘god’ doing earthquakes every 5 seconds to try and get people to ‘buy’ things to increase his profit share…

    Sounds great guyz…

    …..

    So many areas this sucks in, can’t even begin to describe them all…

    Peter, just make a fucking good game… end of…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. uomoartificiale

    @2 What are you talking about? I’m a very positive person. I’m thrilled by this age of gaming. Nonetheless I think that this thing deserves harsh criticism, as it has been a very stupid thing from the beginning. I even downloaded the app. It’s a failure as a game and as a social experiment.
    By the way, the prize is advertising for the next Molyneux game.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    @12
    Well there may be people who enjoy this game and would enjoy not having other people rain on their parade.
    However my personal opinion on it harsh like yours.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. POOP CRUSTY

    SIGH…. in every comment section I go to everyone is so negative now. Wether it’s VG24/7 or IGN it’s the same. Stop being so &*$@*$& negative or gtfo. Don’t have anything productive to say like so instead there is “this is going to suck” comments. Just stop yourselves.
    “End of rant”

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @14
    For me it would be money: because once you have the money, you get the hot ladies and once you get the hot ladies you get the reputation then you get the power.
    Thats my interpretation of Scarface’s Tony Montana Quote.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Bomba Luigi

    @15: That was pretty Negativ Comment.

    And I hate Cheese. Stupid Chesse.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. lookingglass

    VG has some of the worst forums in the gaming scene. The lot of you are jealous, bitter, self-righteous bottom feeders.

    If any of you had won, it would be one of the most exciting things you’ve ever been a part of. But no, you didn’t win, so you have to put it down and whine about it. Things aren’t exactly what you wanted so it’s the worst thing ever.

    Grow the hell up and stop having a pity party on these forums. It’s not going to help your pitiful existence.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @15

    Dude… What are you on about?!

    people aren’t critical enough! Thats why we have such a shitty situation with media and distribution. People happily take it in the ass from so many companies now it’s unreal.

    XFactor, XXX has Talent, Acti, EA, Insert shitty media company here…

    Everything is being dumbed down to such a level we are now activley happy about participating in our own adverts…

    It’s bullshit of the highest order, not negativity… You need to spot the real reason people are pissed off with shit like this.

    What with the advent of Google glass and Kinect 2.0, the human race may as well stuff it’s head up it’s own ass and lick out it’s own butt hole. The advertising companies have the perfect storm.

    What with ‘reality’ TV, we are now happy whoring ourselves out in the name of corperate marketing. You know when you have complete control…

    It’s when people offer up personnal information or compliance without you having to ask…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Mjorh

    @18,@15 No one is begging 4 u 2 be here or sth , u don’t like it here jus get out !

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Clupula

    @18 – So, is coming here and bitching about the forum helping you in your own pitiful existence?

    Get bent.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Citrus raptor

    I’m interested in knowing what those who are negative about this would have done instead? Suggesions/constructive critisism, instead of just bland negativity?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. monkeygourmet

    @22

    It’s not about doing anything different, it’s about the project and it’s goals being compromised…

    At first Peter said it would be up to the person to contact him on winning. That changed… He introduced various new money making schemes throughout the project, not part of the original ‘goal’ people were buying in too…

    Then it turns out it was an advertising stunt…

    What part of this scam don’t you understand? It was all a big viral marketing scam. Just look at what i said in @11…

    How are any of these issues going to be fixed or looked into? The whole Godus project hinges on the fact that the winner of ‘Curiosity’ comes forward and isn’t a complete sociopath…

    What if the ‘winner’ has radical views / criminal records etc… etc… It all seems very far fetched to me…

    Look at what happened when that convicted rapist won the national lottery, people went mental…

    And this isn’t like the lottery, this person is going to have there views and idiology put into a game… It’s going to be on public display… Unless of course, it gets vetted or important decisions are out of his control… Again, I would say this compromises the intended vision…

    Im obvioulsy not saying this guy isn’t anything other than a perfect human being, but, Peter sure was lucky it all turned out the way he wanted…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. POOP CRUSTY

    @19
    Get real
    I’m talking about things that don’t need bashing on. Someone won something from a free app. Wether it had in game purchases or not is irrelevant it was still free. A lot of things today are the same way so complaining isn’t going to change it. You think because a couple of bigots complain and let their distaste come out it’s going to change a thing? No. At the end if it makes money, your “critical” comments will be posted in their wall of funnies. You can disagree with things I’m not against that. But when all you have to say is “this sucks” and move on. It makes me think that’s all you write on things that don’t interest you. Get something productive going or simply don’t write at all.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. POOP CRUSTY

    @23 Wait you think that if he is mental they are going to actually let him put his sick ideas into it? Must be out of your mind. I believe no contract was signed so if his ideas are mentally worrisome, I really doubt anyone at 22cans will actually go with it.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. monkeygourmet

    @Poop

    No, not sick… Just outside what most people would tolerate…

    The whole point of a social experiment like this should be to see things through to the end and record results.

    Lets say the person is sexist for example. Not a cool view, but millions of people are in that sitaution on a day to day basis. Huge companies still trade when the core is still sexist for example.

    Thats just a fact.

    Im not saying I would like that persons fucked up view in a game, but without seeing what a ‘virtual world’ can become with a certain person calling the shots, what the fuck is the point of the ‘social experiment’ in the first place?!

    You have just bought into the bullshit of this ‘project’.

    If it does ultimalty matter what this person personal views are, whats the point of trying to create a social experiment where one ‘god’ controls a virtual world?

    If all the big questions are decided by Peters team, why bother doing this in the first place? Unless obvioulsy, it was to drum up free publicity?

    Also, if you actually look. The person who ‘won’ this wasn’t being bashed… That was something you pretended happened then complained about it. I couldn’t give two fucks who won this, just the fact it’s a sham…

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Citrus raptor

    “Again, I would say this compromises the intended vision…”

    And the intended vision was what?

    “It’s not about doing anything different, it’s about the project and it’s goals being compromised…”

    You’re saying that it’s not about doing anything different, but how would Molyneux even come close to living up to this grand promise if something like this wasn’t the case. I asked for suggestions, but no one seems to have a better idea.

    Also, how do you know that whoever the winner is, will be able to do something that’s racist or any of the other things you listed? Are they even possible to do in the game?

    #26 2 years ago
  27. POOP CRUSTY

    @Monkey
    I like how instead of a number you call me poop.

    Anyways, I see your point but 22cans isn’t as financially stable as other companies that are filing for chapther 11 were. So anything that can potential harm their project’s sale will be canned. The right thing to do is try to get a hold of the person who spent the most time on the app (although that might have been Peter himself) and give him a shot if the winner’s view of being a GOD is too far fetched. Something along those lines. Also I by no means was defending 22cans and their marketing stunts. Just ranting away on commenters lack of ideas…. I know, I’m too critical.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. POOP CRUSTY

    Apologies for some spelling and grammar mistakes. Phone typing isn’t the same :(

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    @27

    The vision was changed in such a horrible marketing way when this was introduced:

    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Curiosity+-+what%27s+inside+the+cube/news.asp?c=50231

    This did not aid the final goal in any other way but making his company more money…

    This isn’t some poor little dev we are talking about. He just finished with MS…

    If he had outlined things like this at the start, I would have more respect for him. If he had actually made a good game… Well, I would have been over the moon! :)

    It was just an advertising exercise for yet another ‘idea’ he’s going to find hard to ‘flesh out’…

    @28 POOP ;)

    The whole project was compromised IMO.

    From the link I listed above… How do we know Peter’s company wasn’t adding more layers ‘on the fly’? Stuff like that, we had no idea on what was actually going on, other than blind trust…

    For me, for project like this to work, the persons own personal view of ‘heaven’ would have to be created virtually. And that goes for all the weird shit they believed in.

    It actually may have ‘outed’ certain biggoted views to the general public… Imagine if it had been a fundamentalist Christian or whatever…

    The game world would have been a joke and outed this view on a global scale. Thing is, the person may have been villified and the project stopped…

    Or if the person was very sexist and only allowed female participants basic rights or something…

    Would have really set the world alight on a virtual level!

    It’s hard to do stuff like this without going the whole hog! :)

    Peter always falls into this trap and he should know better now.. He’s a big boy!

    #29 2 years ago
  30. ps3fanboy

    XBone suck ASS!!!!!!!!1

    #30 2 years ago
  31. POOP CRUSTY

    @30
    I believe they did compromise.
    Like you said Peter is a big boy so I’m having trouble thinking that they didn’t get into this project without a solid plan. One way to stop the controversial ideas would be a contract. Although that would go against it’s proposed GOD Idea but there is always white out on everything nowadays it seems. I just hope he isn’t as stupid and cocky as in the past. His ego can get in the way here.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Citrus raptor

    @31

    You’re just angry cause the Xbox One didn’t save you from the dull Playstation 4. Now you’re just sitting there, bored by everything the next gen of gaming has to offer, and you just want to scream.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Richenbaum

    31/33 just get a room you two. you are clearly meant to be together.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Lengendaryboss

    @34
    Ha :D

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Citrus raptor

    @34

    Fighting fire with fire is hilarious isn’t it? ^__^

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    If the game does well enough, this guy could potentially end up being a millionaire. I’d say that’s a pretty big deal.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Richenbaum

    I kind of doubt he’ll be getting THAT big of a cut. He’ll get a nice check I’m sure, but millionaire?

    #37 2 years ago
  38. viralshag

    Not surprised this is linked to the new game. Not surprised some sort of cash prize is involved.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    @40 Even if the game made $50,000,000 (not an unfair estimate), and he only got 2% of the royalties, they would still be $1,000,000.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. TheWulf

    My brain kept tweaking throughout that because due to his more quiet, hallowed tones, he kept sounding like the vampire Prince from Bloodlines. I expected him to say “Good evening.” at the end of that.

    And that’s all I have to say.

    #40 2 years ago

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

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

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

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

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

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

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

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

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

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

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

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

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

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

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

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

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

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

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

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

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

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

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

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

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

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

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

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

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

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

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

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

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

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

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

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

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

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

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

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

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

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

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

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

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

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