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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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    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]