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Hideo Kojima really, really, really likes Pacific Rim

Saturday, 6 July 2013 00:49 GMT By Phil Owen

Guillermo del Toro’s robots vs. monsters epic Pacific Rim hits theaters in North America a week from today, but Hideo Kojima has already seen it. And he thinks it’s amazing.

Pacific Rim has not been tracking well in the States, at least not for a movie of this sort of giant budget ($180 million), but could it be that Kojima-san could singlehandedly save this picture from being somewhat of a flop? Tune in next weekend to find out. I should also note that Kojima has really great taste in movies most of the time, so he is definitely somebody you should listen to on that front, at least.

Kojima did not, however, weigh in on whether the game adaptation is any good.

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39 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    So Kojima’s personal love for a movie is apparently game news worthy, that’s interesting.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Digital Bamboo

    @1 Well, he is a game designer, and he has to draw his inspiration for games from somewhere, so I think it’s fairly reasonable to assume that his passion for Pacific Rim may influence some of his future game design choices.

    Remember all those sci-fi & monster movie radio discussions in MGS3? Or the cinematic quality to just about every MGS game?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    @2
    Yeah be that as it may I still fail to see why his personal thoughts not directly linked to gaming is newsworthy. But its not a major issue.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. wildBoar

    Kojima’s a boss, that’s why! And at least he’s actually relevant unlike Blablablinzki. He’s one of the most respected directors in the industry, it might be movie talk but a movie about Kaiju’s kinda falls into Otaku gamer culture anyways. Kinda. Time to watch some trailers!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DeVitowned

    Everyone knows the Japanese love giant robots. Also, movie looks fucking awesome.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. BrahManDude

    nah i call BS he liked it but got payed to say that probably someone wrote that for him it seems fishy

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Resident gamer

    @6 If you want to pay someone to say something good about a movie you pay someone who either has a sway on peoples opinions or movie reviewers and critics, you would also have them say it very openly and maybe in peoples faces, you don’t pay someone who directs video games to say some random things on Twitter, also Kojima sell out to say he liked a movie? lol.

    On topic, the movie looks really good, but I personally don’t trust Kojima’s tastes, he makes the greatest games ever but his tastes are all over the place, I mean he apparently likes Twilight >_> apparently a “Huge fan”

    EDIT: Also Kojima is a very dramatic person (I mean he makes MGS O_O) so him saying this isn’t out of place or weird.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Stardog

    The visuals of the inside of the factory look nice, but the rest of the movie looks like a crappy action movie like Transformers.

    Here’s hoping there’s actually story that matters.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. The_Red

    I’ve always liked Kojima but it’s nice to see he also has great cinematice tastes. Previous Del Toro project, Pan’s Labyrinth, was an absolute masterpiece and this seems to made with the same type of passion.

    Pacific Rim is not a director making some super blockbuster about giant robots. That’s Micheal Bay. This is a talented one making a movie about Japanese mechs vs monsters, only using American money and Hollywood’s power to polish it to ridiculous levels.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Blackened Halo

    Wasnt that only sarcasm?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ali

    So are we gonna get everything Kojima does as news now ?

    Well I want Ken Levine, Ed Boon,Infamous Randy Picthford , John Carmack and many more personal hobby and favorite movies to be covered here.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. ps3fanboy

    this guy multiwhored out the msg… hes gone the way of george lucas star wars, its all been disneyed away. so no more great things will come from this guy anymore sadly.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    @12
    “Good, Good let the bullshit flow through right through you.” :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    @4
    I’ll keep that in mind :)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. GwynbleiddiuM

    @11 I don’t see why that’s an issue, we hear the crap Cliff Bleszinski spews all the time. And you’re being short sighted, this expression is a sign that he wants to open up dialogue with Del Toro and see if he can tempt him to direct the MGS movie.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. MrWaffles

    Next: Kojima develops a Pacific Rim game using the fox engine, nerds around the world weep.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Rikki

    This makes perfect sense. Seems like a movie he would like.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. JimFear-666

    this guy is overrated and metal gear solid story is pure bullshit. My 6yo daughter can do better.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. GwynbleiddiuM

    @18 If your six year old daughter could do better, we were reading a news about her twits right now, not kojima’s.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. KineticCalvaria

    @19, I actually agree with him to an extent. The story is just stupid for the most part, it’s a mish mash of ideas that to me personally just don’t work together.

    But of course just my opinion and I will say that I enjoyed Snake Eater.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. GwynbleiddiuM

    @20 It’s subjective, you don’t like it, a lot of people do. Describing something as pure bullshit without providing explanation or constructing an argument is on the other hand pure stupid. He said his 6 year old could do better, I call that bullshit.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Clupula

    @18 – I love how people who don’t appreciate what Kojima is able to achieve through his games always have to come into threads like this and spray the walls with their text diarrhea, as if anyone cares what they think of the Metal Gear storyline.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @19 Talent is not (and never has been) a prerequisite for fame.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. GwynbleiddiuM

    @23 Did I say it was? I said what I said to help that guy realize what a stupid comment he’s made.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 His comment obviously wasnt intended to be taken completely literally. The point was that his writing is so bad that anyone would could better. An opinion I personally agree with it.

    Now, before anyone starts resorting to the obvious jabs and insults, I enjoy playing the Metal Gear games.

    I’m not going to pretend the writing is anything other than absolutely terrible though, or that the story wasn’t just made up as it went along. It’s structure is an absolute mess, it breaks some of the most basic rules of good storytelling constantly (show, don’t tell), and its so called messages are poorly conceived, heavy handed, and badly delivered.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. wildBoar

    @25 why get so heated over a series you obviously shouldn’t care about then? If you can’t enjoy it too bad, but getting angry about something being popular and overrated is fucking hipster.
    It’s like atheists constantly disputing the beliefs of religious people, no fucking point, just tearing down others opinions to feel good about your own.
    MGS can be a bit non-sensical at times. But it’s got it’s own flair in that Japanesy crazy way. The heavy handed messaging I can agree with, but exactly what’s your reasoning for saying the story’s “made up as it went along”. Isn’t that how most sequels work? I find it really satisfying how it’s come full circle.
    What’s with the hate? You’re entitled to thinking what you wish, but when you’ve only got negative thoughts on something it’s best for everyone if you just let people enjoy what they enjoy, overrated or not.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. YoungZer0

    “I find it really satisfying how it’s come full circle.”

    I feel sorry for you.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. wildBoar

    @27 and I for you. I don’t even know if you’ve played these games. But those who take the time to look, always find something.

    +you don’t even know what I’m referring to, so go troll somewhere else.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Lengendaryboss

    Its happening: http://nintendoenthusiast.com/forums/uploads/FileUpload/f9/4c116e9b3640adb1b8c8d6a62b6843.gif

    Gasp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW7Op86ox9g

    :D :P

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @26 Who is “heated”?

    I will never understand why “negative opinion” is automatically associated with “being angry”. I guess it’s just an easy cop out way for most to dismiss people’s opinions.

    @26 “but exactly what’s your reasoning for saying the story’s “made up as it went along”?”

    Other than Kojima basically admitting it himself?

    There was no overarching plot. It was never intended to “come full circle”. His bad writing ended up resulting in more and more plotholes with each game. He never expected the story to go beyond MGS1, and with MGS2 the story was planned to be open and shut as well.

    But hey… sequelitis. Fans wanted literal answers, instead of the open ending they got (that future stories should be your own). so it just kept going, and going, and going, and going, and going…

    90% of the story is explained away with “nano machines”. Its the Deux Ex Machina of the MGS universe. It’s lazy and uninspired, and far from satisfying. Doesn’t stop the games being fun, but its far from deep or intelligent or well written.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. GwynbleiddiuM

    @IM So how exactly are you enjoying Metal Gear games if the story is bad? It’s the story and characters that matter the most and the themes that Kojima touches. It is why a single player game has had and continues having debates and theory crafting around the internet and people involve themselves because of that story which you believe it to be bad, overrated and bullshit. Gotta love dem hypocrites.

    The story isn’t exactly perfect, but it’s what keeps people talking, interested and involved during the course of 2 decades and a half.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    @31 There is nothing even remotely hypocritical about that, because you seem to be assuming that the story *must* be of the same importance to the gameplay for me as it is to another person, that my reasons for enjoying the games have to be the same as everyone else.

    I enjoy the ridiculous and outlandish nature of the whole thing, cause thats what videos are great at. I think its cool in a “so ridiculous it becomes kinda awesome” sort of way. I think the character designs are often great (the Fox Hound group especially), even if the story doesn’t always do them justice. I enjoy how inventive Kojima is with his game mechanics, even if the core gameplay in MGS4 felt incredibly outdated. I enjoy how there are countless ways to approach every boss battle. I enjoy the almost endless number of crazy, funny, and original Easter Eggs that are packed into those games.

    “but it’s what keeps people talking, interested and involved during the course of 2 decades and a half.”

    In my eyes, story complexity does not equal story quality. It’s convoluted, not deep. It’s full of retcons, excessive exposition, plotholes, cop outs and contradictions all over the place. It’s simply badly written. The possessed hand is the probably the most obvious example I can give you of the story’s problems.

    I’ll take a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end over constantly stretching something out just because people want more of it.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Biscuitpants

    oh look its Lengendaryboss trying his hardest to not only try and be funny but to also derail another thread, francis not giving you the attention you want?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Lengendaryboss

    http://reaction.ralfvandenboom.nl/img/ZqzE2IwTzL.gif

    #34 2 years ago
  35. wildBoar

    @IM We all anguish at the thought of the posessed hand. Connotating negativity with anger, I don’t see what’s wrong with that. Especially since you seem to be so emotionally distanced with most topics.
    My criticism still goes though, you think it’s bad I don’t really agree. So I fail to see the point in negging about it. My impression is that you seem to feel strongly about this, and in a pretty negative way as you’re so eager to put down Kojima and MGS. Maybe you really aren’t, I still don’t see the point in the effort.

    I do recall seeing some article with Kojima saying as much yes, I really was legit curious though.
    Personally I enjoy the games the games for what they are, I don’t think Kojima’s necissarily a great dramatic writer. But he’s done some far more impressive and inspired work than most other people in the industry, and I really respect him for that. Even though he has been forced into doing MGS after MGS for a while now.
    Agree to disagree, maybe it’s better for the thread to get back on topic then.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. brotherhoodofthewolf

    i seem to remember Kojima saying that Replacement Killers was his favourite movie not so long ago. i wouldn’t take this guy’s movie opinions too seriously.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. lexph3re

    I enjoyed Replacement Killers watched it the other day and reminded me of how much fun it was

    #37 2 years ago
  38. YoungZer0

    @28: No, that’s the problem, the more time you take to look, the more shit you see, until you realize that nearly all of it is just utter dumb shit.

    @35: Just another Fanboy who can’t deal with criticism, aren’t you?

    “So I fail to see the point in negging about it.”

    Well then, what’s the point of praising him or his games? If ‘negging’ has no point then the other has no point as well.

    “My impression is that you seem to feel strongly about this,”

    Dunno about IM, but I feel strongly about it because it has potential to be so much more, to be so much more fun, to be so much smarter than it is right now.

    It simply isn’t and praising it won’t change that fact.

    “Even though he has been forced into doing MGS after MGS for a while now.”

    Nobody is forcing him. If he had the balls, he would’ve started a new franchise decades ago. Bitch can’t even kill off the main character because he knows the fans wouldn’t stop crying.

    That’s his main problem. Hideo “Fanservice Deliverer” Kojima.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. wildBoar

    @38 “What’s the point of praising him or his games?”
    just read my earlier your comment to Ireland Michael and apply it to your own argument.
    So you’re frustrated about the series, I feel the same way about a lot of games man. Clearly there must be some elements you enjoy then, that’s good. Now I dunno about fun, I’ve laughed my ass of at Metal Gear at times, but from a larger POV, the series overall contains some of the Smartest games ever made in my opinion.

    “it simply isn’t and praising it won’t change that fact.” -fact = your opinion. And it’s a good thing you’ve got an opinion, am I wrong for having a different one?

    Nobody is forcing him- I’d saying recieving suicide threats definetely qualifies as “forcing him” to an extent. Not to mention it’s Konami’s most lucrative franchise. it’s definetely in the best interest of the suits there, as well as the company he works for and all his friends and colleagues. His work benefits all of them, you wouldn’t call that force? And yes his involvement is essential if you ask.

    You say he should kill off the main character? He’s already given him a terminal disease and left the last game with him having six months to live and a broken body.. You clearly don’t even know what you’re talking about.

    The next game looks to be a bit darker as well so you might get your wish. I can tell you’re just eager to hate on something you know nothing about and a discussion you weren’t even part of, so I feel bad for even bothering to reply to you.

    #39 2 years ago

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    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    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 […]