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The Last of Us devs accused of using graphic designer’s Boston transit map without permission [Update]

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 20:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

After accusing Naughty Dog of using his Transit Map of the Boston subway system in The Last of Us without permission, graphic designer Cameron Booth has updated his blog noting he has spoken to the developers on the matter.

Update:

“I’ve just spoken with Naughty Dog over the phone in a very constructive conversation,” wrote Booth. “Can’t say more at the moment, but it seems as if matters will be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction shortly. I can say that they do acknowledge their error in using my map and were very apologetic for it. I likewise apologized for my initial vitriolic post.”

Original story

According to his post, Cameron Booth said he wasn’t asked permission to use his work in the game, and he says he has reached out to Naughty Dog in order to find out how it ended up being used.

While Sony hasn’t responded to request for comment by GI International, it hasn’t taken long for the Internet mob to ascend on Booth’s Tumblr with pitchforks in hand.

While some say he should have handled the matter privately at first before “lambasting” the developer online, others have told him to be thankful someone uses a “map of a map” he created, and that he should just be happy his “work is good enough for someone to actually want to use and shut the fuck up.”

Gotta love the Internet.

Naughty Dog was recently scolded a bit by Ellen Page. They aren’t having a very good week it seems.

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30 Comments

  1. Joe_Gamer

    I don’t want to live in this world anymore…
    #firstworldproblems

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Crapgamer

    So Naughty Dog stole Ellen Page’s face, and now this…….These guys shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this stuff.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    @1

    You’re too beautiful for this world…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. matirishhh

    Seriously? I didn’t even spot that bloody map anywhere. They should give him a free copy and he needs to shut the feck up! Obviously someone smelled good money in this…

    Regarding Ellen Page…she is right…I couldn’t shake the feeling she was playing Ellie through the whole game…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. xBASSxMONSTAx

    Well to be fair, this isn’t the first for naughtydog got caught doing this kind of thing.

    They should just compensate the guy and learn from there mistakes.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    Just googled “Boston transit map”. It’s one of the first entries. It lead to his website. Apparently this is all he does.

    http://www.cambooth.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/BostonT-Present_Bus_1200px.jpg

    I wonder though, did he ask for permission to use the official logo of the mbta?

    Seriously, how can you care about this? It’s a fucking transit map. If you wanted to make it clear that this is a redesign, maybe you shouldn’t have used the official logo and website on said map?

    @5: Hm?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. redwood

    @steph here is a comparison
    http://transitmaps.tumblr.com/image/53696766419

    IMO it’s not something to go crazy over.. the “graphic designer” is just trying to get some attention. He should be happy.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. laughing-gravy

    I smell the influence of BS. They tried this crap at the launch of PS3 with games like Resistance etc. I think we can all guess who is behind it.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. MadFingerz

    “Basically, I’m fucking furious.”

    More power to divas.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. wildBoar

    Why would shit like this even be copyrighted? I can’t think of a single reason, isn’t the whole point of a map to inform people?
    Is he afraid people are going to fire up the last of us whenever they’re going to use the subway? … And how the fuck did anyone find out about this?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    Post updated.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. xxJPRACERxx

    I’m the designer of one of the trash can they use in the game… I want my millions!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    I always just love how any time a game is made where it fits personal hype and interests, absolutely any behavior on the part of publishers and developers gets a pass. But the second it’s a company making a game with content they don’t like, suddenly every single thing they do is a cardinal sin.

    Dyack stole code for a couple games from another company, his company went bankrupt, he ended up having to take a lesser role at a different company, but his past crime that he’s already been punished for is still considered so bad that the company that’s hired him and all its employees apparently need to suffer.

    And yet, The Last Of Us using Ellen Page’s likeness and stealing a graphic designer’s Boston transit map is perfectly acceptable and “just whining” because The Last Of Us is a game people are hyping and and considering a masterpiece. And, of course, there’s Tomb Raider.

    It’s obvious, whether or not something a company does counts as wrong has absolutely nothing to do with the actual crime. As far as the public apparently sees things, the only deciding factor for if a crime counts as a crime is if the game the crime was committed for is good or bad in their eyes.

    You know what? I had no interest in The Last Of Us, but I was open to possibly playing in the future. Until now. I think I’m going to stay away from this game completely. And it has nothing to do with the things Naughty Dog has done wrong. I’m going to do it because of the asinine double standard of consumers to condemn and punish one crime even when the person that committed it has already been punished, only to turn around and make excuses for another company’s crimes just because they like the games that company makes.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    Oh boy, he mentioned Tomb Raider again.

    A game that had absolutely nothing to do with this story.

    Just can’t help yourself. Like that one dude from Sons of Anarchy who couldn’t stop masturbating.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Sanwiches

    @13, Salarta. Nobodys going to force you to play a really good game. And your concerns ? lol.

    “people are dumb so i wont play this game.”

    You wont change the world with these micro rebel actions.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: I think he just hates famous or good games.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. manamana

    Salarta seems to enjoy comment sections more than games …

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DSB

    @14 Just imagine the day he caves and actually plays the game. Someone’s gonna feel mighty dumb.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. salarta

    @15: I’m not really expecting to change the world by me alone doing things, but hey, I can at least say I did something.

    @17: I just don’t comment much on the games I’ve been playing as I play them. I have a huge backlog I’m going through. I have Neptunia V in a pile with Deadly Premonition, White Knight Chronicles, the Prince of Persia trilogy, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and I’ll eventually play my copy of inFAMOUS. It took me a year of owning the game before I played Xenoblade Chronicles, too. Oh, and of course I recently played and beat Remember Me, which was an excellent game, as well as Resident Evil: Revelations.

    @18: I’m not claiming The Last Of Us at all sucks, it may be the masterpiece everyone says it is. Who knows, maybe some day I’ll cave and get it really, really cheap. But right now, no.

    Also, I really hope this doesn’t devolve into talking about me instead of the points I make.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DSB

    @19 I wasn’t referring to The Last of Us, but if you’re gonna demand to be taken seriously, then you should really play games before launching into passionate criticisms of them.

    Having a discussion where one party is informed and the other one isn’t is a bit like trying to talk to a deaf mute. No matter how loud you speak, he still won’t get it. And in your case you’re choosing to be that deaf mute, so I fail to see how that serves the argument in any way.

    I think it’s obvious how that might come off as pretty silly.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. salarta

    @20: How is it that I need to play The Last Of Us in order to judge that the developers using a graphic designer’s Boston transit map without permission is wrong?

    I’m playing dumb a little there. The thing you’re angling at was only named in passing, specifically because it contributes to my views in this matter. But it’s not the core focus of the matter, which is why I didn’t expound at length about it. And yet, mentioning that one thing in passing is enough for people to act like I’m practically ranting about that one thing for paragraphs. And then it’s used to bullshit that somehow, everything I say magically has no merit just because I don’t subscribe to the bullshit demands of people that are merely looking for an excuse to write off the criticisms I make about something they like.

    Just like here, where because people love The Last Of Us, that magically makes Ellen Page into a “whiner” for being concerned that another company used her likeness (which is a critical component of her career, and if used wrong could ruin her life), and that a graphic designer being upset that his map was used without permission somehow makes him into a greedy prick. Yet Dyack does the same thing with computer code, gets appropriately punished for it, and he’s still the worst thing ever. The precedent is that if these consumers personally like the games a company makes, the company gets carte blanche to do anything they want, but if these consumers think the company’s recent games suck, any crime deserves a paddlin’. Goes very well with EA being the worst company in America, as online passes are sure as hell worse than families losing their houses and being kicked out on the streets over bank policies, right?

    If you want to join the others in obsessing over how I mention a game in passing for six words out of five paragraphs, have fun doing it with them or by yourself.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DSB

    @21 You’re dodging the issue again.

    I wasn’t referring to The Last of Us.

    And if you don’t feel like discussing something, then you’re free not to, or you could just refrain from going back to that one game in every post you make, on anything.

    Although the best thing would definitely be to actually play the game so you’d finally know what you were talking about.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    @22 – Salarta will never play the games he bitches about, because it would make him realise what a fool he always comes off as.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Clupula

    @10 – Are you aware the NYC skyline is copyrighted?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    @21: “And then it’s used to bullshit that somehow, everything I say magically has no merit just because I don’t subscribe to the bullshit demands of people that are merely looking for an excuse to write off the criticisms I make about something they like.”

    As I said a few months ago, it’s not your annoying opinions that bother most people. It’s the fact that you repeat yourself so often. Stop that. Just. Stop. If are interested in a healthy community, stop repeating yourself.

    “which is a critical component of her career, and if used wrong could ruin her life”

    Really? There are hundereds of Porn stars that look like famous actors, or photoshopped naked pictures with the actors face glued on, yet that never scratched their image, nor will it ever. Your logic is highly flawed here. Second, she still doesn’t look like Ellie.

    “Yet Dyack does the same thing with computer code, gets appropriately punished for it, and he’s still the worst thing ever.”

    I can’t be the only one who hasn’t heard a word about this. Wiki doesn’t mention that at all.

    “If you want to join the others in obsessing”

    Yes, clearly we are ones that are obsessed.

    If you expect people to just sit and read your ignorant comments on games you’ve not played, backed up by highly flawed reasons that are not based on evidence but feels, then you might want to look for a different community.

    And if you want to talk about double standards, how about we start with you?

    I mean you basically sat there and tried to rap your head around the fact that the new Sniper in MGS V is wearing a bikini in a warzone. As if MGS games are not full of fanservice. Why are you not mad at Hideo? Why are you giving him a pass? For fucks sake Peace Walker allowed you X-Ray women clothes during cutscenes and date an underage girl. Talk about fucked up shit.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. salarta

    @22: And you either didn’t read the whole comment, or did but choose to pretend otherwise. Doesn’t matter which. I’m going to continue as I always have, saying what I feel I need to say, discussing fair points from the people that raise them and not abiding by excuses. End of discussion.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Clupula

    @26 – So the man who comments about games he never played now thinks it’s wrong for us to comment on posts we didn’t read. Hmmmmmmm…

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Cobra951

    Never mind! Story updated.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Rafa_L

    @13 Man, I do read most of your comments I come across and even when I disagree I mostly respect what you are saying (as with any other person who isn’t rude, troll, etc). If you don’t like what crystal did to tomb raider, don’t buy the game, make your stand, I endorse that, you did your part.

    But this time your speech is completely senseless, “I’ll deliberately not play a game because I don’t agree with the behavior of some consumers that may or may not like this game”, that makes absolutely no sense.

    Anyway, it’s a great game, you should try it out.

    @19 You played revelations?? What about the boycott?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. salarta

    @29: I completely understand people viewing my rant and the decision that came out of it this time as senseless. I would even agree that in many ways it’s a stupid line of thought, but it’s just about as stupid as the behavior I’m seeing out of consumers. :P I’m not saying it’s smart or that it’s even the right course of action, but it makes me feel better and makes just as much sense as what everyone else is saying and doing.

    As for my boycotts, maybe I’m getting soft these days, but I bought Resident Evil: Revelations because it technically stars Jill, therefore buying the game is a sign that Capcom needs to treat its old strong female protagonists with more respect than the crap they pulled with RE6. So, that bit is amended to “only buying Resident Evil games that star Jill and/or Claire until further notice,” which will be lifted immediately if RE7 stars both Jill and Claire and has none of the people from RE6 in it except maybe Sherry.

    I also bought Remember Me, which was published by Capcom, specifically because I’m sick of seeing support for games that treat old strong female protagonists poorly, so Remember Me is a vote for having more strong and respectable female characters in the industry again. Even with Squeenix, I was dead set on never buying another Squeenix game again until a proper Aya Brea game came out and made 3rd Birthday noncanon, but I think I’ll end up caving for FF15. And that’s a big deal for me. People I chat with regularly online were floored that FF15 got that reaction out of me, because they know how much Squeenix has increasingly pissed me off over the past decade.

    I think I said too much about myself this time, but I’m tired and not thinking straight. :P

    #30 2 years ago

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    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]