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EA @ E3 2013: Mirror’s Edge 2, Star Wars: Battlefront

Monday, 10 June 2013 19:47 GMT By Dave Cook

EA’s pre-E3 2013 conference delivered Mirror’s Edge 2, Dragon Age 3, Star Wars: Battlefront, NFS: Rivals, Battlefield 4 multiplayer and much more. Get it all here.

EA @ E3 2013

Star Wars: Battlefront is in development at DICE, and the studio showed off a teaser trailer set on the ice planet Hoth. Watch it here.

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition is in the works at BioWare and it’s hitting next-gen formats in fall 2014. It stars Morrigan. See the trailer here.

Battlefield 4′s 64-player Commander Mode multiplayer was shown live showing off tablet-controlled air strikes at work. Then a skyscraper collapsed and minds were blown.

Mirror’s Edge 2 was revealed by DICE and it looks to be a prequel. See Faith getting her tattoos here.

Peter Moore kicked off the show and announced 11 games for PS4 and Xbox One. Wii U wasn’t mentioned at all.

Plants Vz Zombies: Garden Warfare
We just saw it at Microsoft’s conference, but Moore opened with what appeared to be another Battlefield 4 clip, but it was instead a new third-person 3D shooter called Plants Vs Zombies. It saw a bunch of zombies running around a garden shooting guns at a variety of plantlife.

It’s powered by Frostbite 3 and has a four-player co-op survival mode. Pan-headed nut-job Dave is back to guide players across the world. It showed a player controlling a Peashooter plant, who can roam around and plant baby plants to help him fight waves of incoming zombies.

The player also laid down some Chomper Venus Flytraps, and you can even lay down Sunflowers, which are healing classes. Together all four players can combine their plants’ skills to overcome the horde.

Zombie boss waves look pretty insane. The example shown saw a dancing troupe of disco zombies burst from the ground and raise hell across the map, all to some funky beats. Then, a Gargantaur Zombie appeared and started smashing up the place with a telegraph pole.

The team called in an Onion Strike to beat the beast and win the day, only to be trampled by an even bigger undead monster. It all looked rather comedic and insane. Popcap is bringing it to Microsoft’s consoles this year. To close, the studio announced Peggle 2 for release in 2013.

Titanfall
Respawn Entertainment then showed off a dev diary for its Xbox One shooter Titanfall. The team stated that they wanted to redefine what mechs meant in a game by making them fast, and making both mech and on-foot combat balanced in the same arena. The game’s maps were built with both troop types in mind, with verticality and space for big scale battles.

Despite being an online game, Titanfall has a narrative, which sounds similar to Bungie’s Destiny. The game is out on Xbox One in Spring 2014. We’ve got two trailers from Microsoft’s Titanfall reveal here.

Star Wars: Battlefront
DICE showed off an all-new Star Wars: Battlefront game. The clip showed a fleeting glimpse of Hoth, as ship debris lined the vast snow fields as laser blasts burned across the sky. No further details were revealed.

Need for Speed: Rivals
The latest Need for Speed game was announced, and it promises to redefine the series. The new ‘All Drive’ mechanic will deliver a new online experience that blends both single and multiplayer experience. across cop and racer play. It’s all asynchronous and connected.

The example shown saw three people player in single player – one as a cop, one as a racer and another as a police chopper flying above the open world map. The racer pulled up to an event that started instantly when trigger with no loading. When the chopper came close to the race, it could be seen swooping overhead, and the same goes for the cop player, as the experiences of all three people blended together.

Need for Speed Movie
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul took to the stage to present a peek at the flick, and said it would give viewers an insight into the speed and excitement behind the series. The clip showed the film being shot, along with a slew of insanely expensive-looking vehicles. The director said it would be authentic to car culture.

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition
BioWare’s RPG follow-up will launch fall 2014, and will cast players as an adventurer sworn to lead an Inquisition across an open world. It will feature returning characters and new warriors. Fragile alliances are crumbling across the realm. A trailer showed a giant rift torn into the sky, as dragons poured through. Series mainstay Morrigan was shown asking if players would lead the world to safety or its bitter end.

EA Sports

NBA Live 14 will feature a new dribbling engine called bounceTek, as well as NBA updates as soon as they happen in the real sport, changing up elements of the game to reflect real life. EA then showed off a new trailer showing off some fluid animation and next-gen visuals at play.

Madden NFL 25 was up next – so called as it’s a 25th anniversary edition – and EA called it the smoothest rendition of the series to date. True Step technology will allow for precise foot work and more control. Player Sense gives the game 50-times more control and awareness on the field than ever before, giving players more options when rushed.

War in the Trenches is a new Madden tool suite that makes for more aggressive encounters on the pitch. The game’s cover star was unveiled as Adrian Peterson, and some gameplay footage followed.

Rapper Drake then took to the stage to big up FIFA 14 and tell us how much he loved it, then EA spooled off a list of new additions, including hundreds of skills, emotional gameplay and it’s coming this fall on Xbox One and PS4.

UFC
EA then ushered a ton of hard-looking bastards to the stage to announce UFC. One of the fighters called the game amazing and bigged it up as a big release for fighting fans everywhere.

The MMAi engine lets players organically alter their strategies throughout a fight to react to what you do in the Octagon cage. It promises to emulate the instinctive strategies of the real sport. The game has full-body deformation that shows fighters getting utterly battered during fights. EA Sports confirmed the game is out in Spring 2014.

Battlefield 4
DICE was up next to talk some more about its marquee shooter. Patrick Bach said the game was no longer about the graphics, but about how the battlefield reacts to your presence and gunfire. 64-player multiplayer matches will return, as well as Commander Mode.

The game will play across ‘multiple devices’, and to demonstrate, the team played a multiplayer match on a new map called ‘Sea of Shanghai’ with 64 live players in the theatre. The footage followed one player and his five-player squad.

Their match started with players spawning onto the map inside choppers, blazing across the streets of Shanghai. HUD-wise it was near identical to Battlefield 3, but there was a lot more going on, with more dust, particles and insanity spewing all around players as they ventured through a skyscraper and back on to the streets.

Players then got into an attack boat and a pack of jet-skis as they fended off a low-flying chopper. The team then got into a lift and ascended a skyscraper, only to be set upon again by the chopper. Bach – as the Commander – then called in surface to air missile strike from his tablet to rain down on a squad of enemies on street level.

Bombarded to within an inch of its life, the skyscraper then collapse and spilled out over the street in a shower of destruction, kicking up dust and chaos as it fell. It backs up what DICE has been saying about dynamic cataclysms on multiplayer maps.

Mirror’s Edge 2
DICE promised a surprise and it didn’t disappoint with the reveal of Mirror’s Edge 2. The game was shown running in typical first-person, free-running style. The clip showed more free-running from Faith, as well as the hero getting some of her trademark tattoos, suggesting that the game is a sequel. It’s coming from DICE internally.

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60 Comments

  1. NightCrawler1970

    Hopefully this time, they have plenty of servers to broadcast…
    to avoid any server collapse like publicing SimCity 5….

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Edo

    Yep,still hoping to see Mirror’s Edge 2 don’t care about anything else in their conference.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mkotechno

    The EU time is funny because there is over six or seven time zones in Europe.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. MadFlavour

    Bring on all the games I won’t be buying on account of my fucking moral scruples.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. GameStunts

    Gonna give it a shot, if they open with a sports title, I’m out of there.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    Please don’t fuck up Dragon Age 3… Please don’t fuck up Dragon Age 3… Please don’t fuck up Dragon Age 3…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. KineticCalvaria

    ME2 (Mirrors Edge 2, MG you cock :)), DA2 and Star Wars! Fingers crossed…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @6

    Shit dude, isn’t that a given?! :/

    That’s what EA do best!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @7

    Mass Effect 2 is already out! ;)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    @8 They’re still capable of making great games from time to time, when they actually allow themselves be creative. I’m being cautiously hopeful.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Mineral4r7s

    @6 Wait WHAT? There was a Dragon Age 2? I only remember Dragon Age 1 and then nothing. (I am fully aware of the existance of Dragon Age 2 but I deny it.)

    I hope they don’t fuck up Dragon Age 2.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @12 Hahahaha.

    The stories and characters of DA2 were solid enough (and great in some places) but Jesus Christ did the repetition kill it…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. fearmonkey

    I hope we see the new Dragon age, I cant wait for that.

    Funny we didnt hear about Mirrors edge 2 for Xbox one exclusive as was rumored.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    I actually enjoyed the second Dragon Age more, the characters, combat, talent syste, tone system were all very creative and fun. The only gripe the game had was the limited areas but I felt the DLC made up for it some.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DSB

    I like how EAs logo looks more and more like the Death Star.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    Remember when everyone used to joke that EA were gonna turn Plants versus Zombies into a shooter? Yeah.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @16 Haha, indeed.

    But… I kinda like the look of it.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. ArcticMonkey

    Plants vs. Zombies shooter actually looks pretty fun

    #18 2 years ago
  19. monkeygourmet

    That actually looks fun! Like Monday Night Combat, I like! :)

    One of the best things shown at E3 ironically!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. MadFingerz

    LMAO! Gotta love high people

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @17 I know. I want to hate it so bad, but it actually looks fun, even if they totally ripped off the medic from TF2.

    Origin-exclusive though. Fo shizzle.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    “We wanted to make something fun and original.

    Creates game with soldiers and robots.

    Yup.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. absolutezero

    If PvZ keeps up the level of piss taking all the way through it might just be a fun game.

    Garlic Drone :)

    EDIT : Poor Free Radical.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. KineticCalvaria

    DICE… Battlefront… AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DSB

    Someone is really bad at turning off the mics at E3.

    Between Frank Gibeau coughing and the cameramen from GameTrailers chatting in the background, it really doesn’t feel super pro :P

    #25 2 years ago
  26. MadFingerz

    :o not the BF I was expecting

    #26 2 years ago
  27. DSB

    There really are no words for the latest generation of Need for Speeds. Cheap, uninspired, recycled trash.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    Asynchronous Need for Speed? I can get behind that.

    Asynchronous gameplay is something I really, really want to see pushed this generation.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. CyberMarco

    lol, dragon age fall 2014

    #29 2 years ago
  30. MadFingerz

    Oh look, it’s Aaron Paul! Now we know what the PvZ dude was high on.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    Oh crap, Morrigan is back…

    TAKE MY MONEY EA!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. viralshag

    Need for Speed Rivals looks intense.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DSB

    If only EA would put a bit of pride into their sportsgames every year instead of once or twice every decade.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. TheLastDodo

    I dunno if I’m the first to say this but hurry up and show Mirrors Edge 2, my heart can’t handle another no-show and I don’t believe it’ll be closing the show out, not unless it’s set in afghanistan and has you shooting terrorists or whatever EA shooters do these days.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. viralshag

    Jog on Drake.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. TheLastDodo

    :lol:

    Too right.

    I didn’t enjoy every game MS had but at least they didn’t stick crappy celebrities inbetween them all.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    @TheLastDodo
    This and at least they had some variety, thats nice.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. viralshag

    EA are really struggling with this crowd.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. KineticCalvaria

    Uhh… sports :(

    #39 2 years ago
  40. MadFingerz

    Fifa’s boner for Barça is huge..

    EA takes the cup for worst stage presence ever.

    Sony should have had this time slot instead of EA…

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Edo

    Get that UFC shit out of the way and show me Mirror’s Edge 2 goddamit!

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    Jesus, this false machismo is nauseating,

    #42 2 years ago
  43. sg1974

    COMMANDER MODE. Oh boy.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. sg1974

    And a lot of grown-ups will still play CoD. LOL, as the kids say.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. DSB

    “Only in Battlefield will you experience true teamplay with your squad”

    Sure. Red Orchestra and ArmA say hello.

    Hopefully the Commander position will change it for the better, but I’m not sure the design is sharp enough. There are too few benefits to staying together as a squad, and stuff like the way they took that point and the way they took out the tank is going to be preciously rare.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. CyberMarco

    BF4 seems really cool.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. CaptPierce

    MIRROR’S EDGE 2! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    Well fuck me sideways and call me Charlie… they actually did it.

    Mirror’s Edge 2 is happening.

    I got chills watching that… My god…

    #48 2 years ago
  49. ninjanutta

    battlefield 4 looks sick

    #49 2 years ago
  50. KineticCalvaria

    Too much awesome, just need a great Sony conference and I think my head may explode.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. viralshag

    Decent show. Looking forward to BF, NFS, FIFA, DA3 and ME2.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. absolutezero

    Small vocal minority of very passionate fans that deeply love it.

    Fans hate combat.

    Release trailer based around combat.

    Ready when its ready. sigh.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Erthazus

    Battlefield 4 with commander mode – masterpiece and of course Mirrors Edge 2 with Battlefront trolling. titan Fall looks nice.

    Everything else SUCKS MAJOR ASS!

    Oh and Battlefield 4 was played on the PC. Woohoo!

    #53 2 years ago
  54. TheLastDodo

    MIRRORS EDGE 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *hyperventilates*

    #54 2 years ago
  55. reask

    Good solid line up.
    How many are coming to wiiu?

    #55 2 years ago
  56. reask

    @erth.
    Relax man. :)

    #56 2 years ago
  57. monkeygourmet

    @55

    A big fat ZERO! :)

    #57 2 years ago
  58. CaptPierce

    DICE is making Battlefield 4, Star Wars Battlefront AND Mirror’s Edge 2?

    They truly are EA’s saving grace.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Mjorh

    Battlefield 4 = The Definition of Next-Gen Graphics!
    Awesome.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. WENDiGO

    They were playing NFS with what looked like a PS4 controller…interesting.

    #60 2 years ago

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    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]