Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter “temporarily” cancelled

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 22:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Precursor Games has called a halt to its slow-going crowdfunding campaign for Eternal Darkness spiritual successor Shadow of the Eternals, but promised to resume in good time.

Although the post announcing this news makes it sound like the Kickstarter and private crowdfunding platforms will resume, there’s a hint that Precursor may have some reason to rethink its plans, with mention of “new exciting opportunities”.

“Since we announced this Kickstarter campaign we have seen more support from our community than we had ever hoped for. Along with this support has come a host of a new exciting opportunities that will make the game better than we envisioned,” Precursor CEO John Caporicci said in a Kickstarter update.

“As a result, we have chosen to temporarily take down the Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding campaigns on both Kickstarter and our own website on Thursday, June 6. This doesn’t mean we are going away – far from it. We’ll be re-launching the Kickstarter in just a few short weeks with a reveal of these exciting new developments.”

On the other hand, it’s worth remembering that neither campaign looked anywhere near likely to reach the lofty $1.35 million goal, having stymied at about 10% of that figure.

No money has been collected from those who pledged to the Kickstarter, and full refunds willbe issued to those who backed the project through Precursor’s website.

Precursor Games is a new developer staffed entirely by former members of Silicon Knights, which appears to be on its last legs. Former Silicon Knights CEO Denis Dyack serves as a creative director, with Caporicci suggesting that Dyack is much happier in a non-business role. The new studio’s relationship to Silicon Knights has raised eyebrows, particularly over its acquisition of the older team’s assets,

If Precursor has stumbled across some external funding, it probably came as something of a relief; Caporicci had admitted that if the crowdfunding campaign failed it had no other options.

If successful, the adventure is expected to launch as an episodic series on PC and Wii U.

Thanks, Edge.


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  1. fearmonkey

    So not surprised……

    The game sounds interesting but having Dyack (whether he is the bad guy everyone loves to hate or not) seemed to poison the well.

    A sequel or re-imagining of a cult game that people seem to love, but barely anyone played, was going to have a tough time reaching that lofty goal of 1.35 million.

    With all the negative press regarding Dyack and Silicon Knights, Even people who loved the original might hold back from donating.

    Hopefully, they can find a way to get it released and redeem Dyack’s name.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Sini

    betting m$ is throwing money left and right trying to lock up anything exclusive they can after that conference flop.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. salarta

    Shame it’s temporarily canceled, but hopefully it actually does get made. It looks like another very promising game, and if it turns out as great as it looks, it’ll be a nice bit of good stuff in a time when people consider bad games to be masterpieces.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. SlayerGT

    Dyack is gonna be on Weekend Confirmed this week.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight


    Microsoft is not going to throw money at Dyack. That lesson was learned with Too Human.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. salarta

    @5: Except they wouldn’t be throwing money at Dyack. They would be throwing it at Precursor Games, and Dyack has nothing to do with the business side.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight


    HE is the COO, so yes he does have control on the business side and since Dyack is involved MS is not going to throw money anywhere near Dyack. Not to mention Precursor is a bunch of vets from SIlicon Knights which again, Too Human.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. salarta

    @7: That’s like Sony having a problem with Wada following Sony funding a Squeenix project, Wada going from president to video game director, then claiming Sony wouldn’t back the project Wada is directing just because of the problem that occurred with Wada when he was president.

    One person being bad or doing something bad in one role does not mean they will do bad things in all roles, even if there is some small level of similar power to the role they were bad in.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight


    MS was promised a trilogy of games that would sell a lot what they got was one game that sold horribly. Its a business and MS looks at what the company has produced over the last games. Oh look absolutely nothing but crazy ass lawsuits and games that all under performed.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Clupula

    Really, Dyack is poison. Unless they come up with the funding themselves, no company is going to give him money after the Too Human fiasco. He’s pretty much done in this industry unless he finds a way to self-finance.

    Microsoft, especially, will never give him another cent, considering all the money he cost them. Has there ever been a title that has had to be completely pulled before, because of a lawsuit like that one?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    @9 – Didn’t just underperform. They can’t even sell it anymore, right? Because of the Epic lawsuit?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. salarta

    @9: “Oh look absolutely nothing but crazy ass lawsuits and games that all under performed” … is what Silicon Knights did. Precursor Games is not Silicon Knights, even if Precursor Games has many people and assets from Silicon Knights. Or is Mistwalker the same company as Squeenix, and is Platinum Games the same company as Capcom (or if that seems too broad, then the same thing as Clover Studios)?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight


    You can dice it all you like but the same people are involved in both games. No person is going to get involved with the company no matter how much “potential” the game has. It is going for survival horror (niche), episodic content (niche). THen tie in all the people involved and top it off with Dyack.

    No company especially that of MS is going to get involved.


    Yes because source code(including the flipping comments, who in the fuck copies comments) from Unreal was found in those games.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @12 Mistwalker and Platinum aren’t made up of dishonest, abusive management with countless reports of deceit, fraud and lies aimed in their direction, alongside a string of low quality titles released one after the other.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. salarta

    @13: I guess we will simply have to say we disagree here, then. I’ve said my perspective, you’ve said yours. :)

    Though survival horror is only “niche” because companies haven’t been trying to make anything actually big and meaningful in that genre. The only nomination this generation for the category of survival horror was Alan Wake, and that doesn’t count because it was undermined by exclusivity to XBox Live. The rhythm game genre was niche before Guitar Hero (and is again due to oversaturation), RPGs were niche until FF7 (and is again due to newfound obsession with other genres), and MMOs were fairly niche until World of Warcraft.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight


    Doesn’t matter what you believe but this game was not going to put survival horror back on the map. This game will never get made. Suck it up and deal. with it. You can blame Dyack for being a scumbag. Who in the hell copies and pastes code knowing that is illegal and takes the comments with it? You can’t justify that!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    @15 – The best survival horror game this gen was actually Siren: Blood Curse.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. salarta

    @16: Milgram experiment? :D You’re being strangely hostile.

    But yeah, people do stupid things and make stupid mistakes, so until I actually have insight into what the people that did it were thinking and feeling, I’m not going to mentally crucify them. I can do that to Motomu Toriyama because I’ve keep a very close eye on the activities of him and Squeenix over the past decade and have read several interviews he did alongside exposure to the games he’s made that give me understanding into how he thinks. I don’t have that for everyone that worked at Silicon Knights.

    @17: I’m not sure whether or not that’s true, I haven’t played it, but I wasn’t saying Alan Wake was necessarily the best survival horror game this generation. I was only saying that it was both the biggest and most meaningful attempt.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Clupula

    But yeah, Salarta doesn’t seem to understand the difference between Dyack and pretty much EVERYONE else in the entire industry. Even Tameem from Ninja Theory, as much bad publicity as he’s gotten, as many flops as Ninja Theory have produced, he’s never done anything underhanded, like Dyack did. Dyack gets the bad rep he has because he’s done things that went beyond developers ethics. As I said, he’s poison, at this point, and even this project, there were a ton of shady things in it.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Gheritt White

    Alan is Wake is survival horror? You do come out with some bollocks sometimes, Salarta.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. salarta

    @19: It’s more that I’m aware Dyack has already been thoroughly punished for his transgressions and I’m willing to give a project with him involved a chance as it looks very promising.

    This whole thing makes me think of the way ex-cons are treated, where their history makes it nigh impossible to find a job, let alone a livable one. That doesn’t mean Dyack is trying to change his ways, for all I know he’s just as bad or worse. But the project looks promising, the main guilty party of past transgressions has been punished, ergo I will be open-minded. Now if he turns around and screws up again, THEN I’ll hop on the hate wagon.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Clupula

    @18 – And I have to say I’m glad that Toriyama lives in Japan and not whatever country you live in, because your obsession with him is really unhealthy and kinda creepy. You don’t understand him. You don’t know him. You’re just sounding like an obsessed fan right now and it’s the type of thing that restraining orders are normally made of.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Gheritt White

    Having actually played it, IMHO Alan Wake was far more of an action game in so many ways than a survival horror. Just saying. If anything, it was a thriller, not a horror game. But, y’know, just my opinion based on first-hand experience.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Clupula

    @21 – So, let me get this straight. You know Dyack is possibly still a scumbag. Now, a scumbag who previously wasted other people’s money is now asking for the general public to pay for his next project, with even bigger question marks over it than he had before, and you think that he shouldn’t be judged until after he’s screwed over the public? Wow.

    There’s a reason you only have to be a registered sex offender once before they don’t allow you to teach preschool anymore. They don’t have a three-strikes rule there. There’s a reason for that. Same deal with Dyack.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @21 Fool me once, shame on you…

    Even I was vaguely interested in giving this a slight chance, but the fact that the campaigns are suddenly disappearing into the blue with absolutely no explanation is all the proof I personally need that these guys have nothing to go on and nothing to work with.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. salarta

    @22: Hmm, so reading a writer’s book that’s all about religion and surmising that they care about religion amounts to being an obsessed fan?

    This is one of many reasons I don’t have much faith in the future of video games at present. A person actually caring about the IPs they like enough to pay attention to what happens to them, and actually reading interviews and remembering the content of them, is somehow deemed comparable to being some creepy stalker that spends every second of every day thinking about the person.

    That and smearing a person is considered more important than dealing with the points they make.

    I think I’m done dealing with this kind of behavior from people.

    @23: It’s a horror game, the goal is survival and survival isn’t always easy (as in, most of the time you can’t just mow down all the enemies with ease), so I consider it survival horror. However, I can perfectly understand why you would consider it to be more of an action horror game.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Clupula

    @23 – You should know first hand experience doesn’t mean anything to Salarta when knee-jerk reaction can be the alternative.

    Ask him about the new Tomb Raider. Go ahead.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. DSB

    Really, if Denis Dyack was supposed to be “just a cog in the machine” at Precursor Games, then maybe they shouldn’t have featured his stupid face in every video they did.

    It’s game over. They poisoned the well.

    @23 Alan Wake was obviously supposed to be psychological horror, but it was also quite a mess that didn’t seem to know where it wanted to go.

    I agree though, how it actually turned out was more of a “ethereal lumberjack slaughter sim”.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight


    Dyack was a software developer, he stole code from a competitor to then use on his own games in order to make a profit. In the software development world you get blacklisted for that. You don’t pass go, you don’t collect 200$.

    If you feel that what the project is promising then you go get 1.5 million and fund it and prove us all wrong. He won’t be getting it from the public.

    Ha! Alan Wake is a survival horror, my ass. The game gave you endless amount of ammo and batteries especially so in “boss fights”. Where was the survival? Oh in between getting ammo or batteries to fend of the shadow lumberjacks.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @29 Not to mention claims of abusive attitudes towards his staff and a practically totalitarian to development. He was apparently an extremely unpleasant individual to work under.

    I enjoyed Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness and Twin Snakes immensely – some of my favourite games of those generations – but something clearly went seriously wrong at that company along the way, and Dyack was the man responsible.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. salarta

    @29: As soon as I win the lottery, I’ll do exactly that. :D Unfortunately, I am a mere mortal at present.

    Quite a few points in Alan Wake did not give you “endless ammo and batteries,” and the several points where you have to run from lamppost to lamppost certainly involved a survival element. The only part I can think of in the game that really fits as action horror in my mind is the rock concert bit.

    But, again, your mileage may vary. And Alan Wake turning out to be action horror and not survival horror actually helps the point I was trying to make. My original statement was that survival horror hasn’t been given a real chance, so it’s not really fair to say it’s too niche to be successful. Alan Wake being considered action horror instead of survival horror means there was one fewer game that even tried at the genre.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Gheritt White

    I think you had to run from lamp post to lamp post twice in the entire game. And yeah, they kit you out plenty for the boss fights.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. salarta

    @32: I swear I remember more than two times. I played the DLC, by the way. It’s also possible that it just seems like more times than it really was in retrospect.

    Yeah, I do remember boss fights giving you a lot, but there were a lot of points in the game that weren’t boss fights.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Gheritt White

    For me, Survival Horror is Resi 2. Alan Wake’s far far less stop-starty than that, for one thing.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. zinc

    I’m not the only person who thinks Condemned & Deadspace were good survival horror right?

    I had to play with the lights on & everything !

    #35 2 years ago
  36. NeoSquall

    @35 if by “survival horror” you mean “surviving repeatedly from having a stroke caused by cheap scares and graphically hideous scenes, because you’re more susceptible to them than others”, yes they are, and I’m with you in playing them with lights on and a functioning tv on the background.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. zinc

    ^ Spot on :)

    #37 2 years ago
  38. backup

    c grade game for PC pirates

    #38 2 years ago

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    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]