Bleszinski’s open letter asks Phil Fish to return to gaming

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:09 GMT By Dave Cook

Former Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski has penned an open letter to Fez creator Phil Fish asking for his return to the games industry following a weekend of Twitter disputes and red-faces on both sides of the journo/developer divide.

If you want to catch up on what happened with Fish and the cancellation of Fez 2 you can play catch-up here. I suggest that you do before moving onward.

Now then…

Bleszinski has decided to chip in on his blog, calling on Fish’s return because of his outspoken stance and lack of PR-approved responses.

He wrote, “You don’t owe a damned thing to any gaming journalist. We’ve seen the rise of many “Rush Limbaughs” in the gaming industry, people who do videos or podcasts digging a finger into an open wound that gets the gaming community going because, hits.

“You DO owe a great product to your community, something I hope you’ll resume doing some time in the near future. The industry needs people like you to speak with their hearts before their brains because I’m tired of hearing the PR approved appropriate response.

“I’m tired of games that feel like they’ve been developed by focus groups or clueless executives going “Hey that Call of Duty is big, we need one of those!”

“Besides, at the end of the day, that cycle of community feedback and crafting that big fireball is entirely too addictive. Come back, Phil. We miss you already. Maybe I’ll be right behind you, returning with Adamantium skin.”

At the risk of being hauled over coals I have to say I’m not a fan of PR-orchestrated responses either and that free-speakers are ultimately much more refreshing, honest and insightful. We need more of them and this is NOT a comment on whether Fish of Bleszinski are right or not, but it’s just that I can’t stand it when developers talk to me from a memorised script full of buzz-words written by other people. It’s fucking tedious.

Your thoughts now please?

Thanks Kotaku.


  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

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

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

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


  1. backup

    another loser like fish

    #1 2 years ago
  2. RandomTiger

    @1 Gears and Fez never made it to the PS3 eh?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Pytox

    Cliffy B the man who liked MS xbox new drm …

    #3 2 years ago
  4. RandomTiger

    Seems to me Fish should quit twitter rather than game development.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. backup

    low standard games no need to be released for PS3

    he made same game 3 times lol

    #5 2 years ago
  6. hives

    Is this ps3fanboy second account…? Ffs, seriously, that’s why I don’t like writing here on forum and in comment section :f Pathetic.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The_Red

    Wow, some logical and sensible words out of Cliffy’s mouth instead of usual corporate apologies. In other words, I don’t agree with most of his comments but Pish doesn’t owe journos ANYTHING.

    His opinion and persona don’t even matter when it comes to games. Fez was a great game, that’s all that matters.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Telepathic.Geometry

    Jayzus, Cliffy B was on a role recently talking absolute nonsense, and then he comes out and says something lovely like this. Fair play. Hopefully Fish gets wind of it and returns…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. backup

    Is this Ireland Michael second account…? Ffs, seriously, that’s why I don’t like writing here on forum and in comment section :f Pathetic.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Francis O

    Marcus needs to be a man and say what he said to Fish in person. Don’t be a freaking vidcast warrior. If you’re going to disrespect another person like that, be a man and tell him to his face.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. loci

    Instead of emailing fish this, he made it public. Just another mouthy wanker that wants to be heard.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    Again, read this-

    “A standing ovation for the movie itself set the tone for an open and positive discussion about indie games with the audience, yet when an unknown Japanese developer took to the mic to ask a question, the mood visibly turned.

    The Japanese developer praised the movie and said he was pleased to see how many independent developers had been inspired by games such as Super Mario Bros and Zelda since their childhood.

    But when he asked what the panel thought of modern Japanese video games, Phil Fish (pictured) immediately replied “your games just suck” – a comment that sparked an audible reaction from the crowd, though some were cheering.

    Others looked on awkwardly as the Japanese developer was then subjected to a string criticisms about game design flaws in his native country. The developer nevertheless thanked the panel for their response and returned to his seat.

    After the Q&A many attendees were heard to be privately criticising Fish’s comments, though some went public with their complaints.

    Developer and filmmaker Zack Guido tweeted Fish the message: “It’s shameful to sit on a panel discussing an inspiring heart-felt film and then arrogantly disrespect someone’s culture”.”

    Both Marcus and Fish are showing the behaviour.
    “It’s clear that he is emotionally unstable in some way and really needs to sit and reflect before moving on with his professional career. He mentions that he doesn’t think Marcus knows “how much this shit hurts,” yet throws similar mean-spirited remarks back at him. Maybe they both need to think before they speak, a lesson that most teenagers often hear from their teachers and parents.”

    Fish deserves no sympathy. If he wants to leave the industry, so be it. We are probably better without mentally unstable kids like him.
    Same goes for broke-ass entitled journos too.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. NeoSquall

    As much as we don’t want tabloid-like gaming journos, so aren’t needed weak-minded, self-entitled, hipster devs.
    Let him experience work outside the industry, the one some people call “real work”, and let’s see how he reacts and if he still wants to be a dick.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Blackened Halo

    I hope Phil will ignore his request and leave out of the gaming industry forever

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Joe Musashi

    I can quite happily enjoy a videogame industry without asshat attention-seeking ‘superstar’ devs making LOOK AT ME statements such as Phil Fish and Cliff Bleszinski are so fond of doing.

    I extend the same courtesy to LOOK AT ME games ‘journalists’ who are not content to report news factually and accurately but seek to make news by unnecessarily prodding at the nearest low-hanging fruit.

    There are a great many better, more honest people in the industry that deserve our attention rather than these glory seekers.

    To paraphrase one of Fish’s infamously remorseless tweets:
    Suck on Karma’s dick, Phil. CHOKE ON IT.


    #15 2 years ago
  16. DirtEHarry

    Wow, so much hate in the comments here. Quite sad, isn’t it?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Clupula

    Suddenly, the air is filled with the smells of Axe Body Spray and douche…it must be another Cliffy B. statement.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. mistermogul

    “At the risk of being hauled over coals I have to say I’m not a fan of PR-orchestrated responses either and that free-speakers are ultimately much more refreshing, honest and insightful. We need more of them and this is NOT a comment on whether Fish of Bleszinski are right or not, but it’s just that I can’t stand it when developers talk to me from a memorised script full of buzz-words written by other people. It’s fucking tedious.”


    #18 2 years ago
  19. zersus

    Omg this is so funny, Cliffy B is talking about standard games, hahaha!
    I hope Phil will ignore his request and leave out of the gaming industry forever, and that Cliffy Bling Bling Blingzinski joins him, and together they become a big family of “no one cares about you and your opinion” and hopefully delete their twitter account.

    That would be so awesome!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DeVitowned

    Fuck Fish and Cliffy B, both a couple of pompous douche nozzles.

    To outright disrespect a Japanese developer like that, he should have his keyboard shoved straight up his ass. The only reason Japanese development has devolved into such garbage is because it’s trying to dumb itself down for the Western audience, you know, people like Guppie here.


    #20 2 years ago
  21. Beta

    Sorry, but Fish comes across as an arrogant, mean spirited narcissist. He can deal out abuse but can’t take it.

    Personally having never played Fez I couldn’t care less what the man does in the future.

    Also this Marcus chap doesn’t have my support either.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Gronke09

    Can’t they just buy the rights to FEZ and throw fish out of this. Fish can’t handle things as a man, so we don’t really need someone like him. I respect Marcus for his work, but sometimes he may be a bit harsh, but that does not justify what fish said to Marcus.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Badger

    Phil Fish says some unpleasant things about certain people/groups and people begin to say unpleasant things about him

    Marcus Beer says some unpleasant things about the unpleasant things that Phil Fish has previously said.

    Many internet-goers then explode in unpleasantness regarding both Phil Fish and Marcus Beer, although more to the former.

    How are any one of those people better than the other?

    You don’t have to agree with everything everyone says all the time. Hell, I don’t even have that with my partner. And you shouldn’t. It’s called the diversity of human personality. It’s what makes life interesting.

    Live and let live.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. RandomTiger

    @25 +1

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Fin

    Gamers and people on the internet are generally cunts.

    That’s what anonymity breeds.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DeVitowned

    Live and let diiiiiiiiiiieeeeee!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Lengendaryboss

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy are we referencing James Bond films?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. polygem

    the games industry and the gaming community is full of shitheads…
    but that said…
    can we have phil back and make cliffy leave instead…?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Lengendaryboss


    As for Cliffy B

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Biscuitpants

    i am just hiding on the roof of the charity shop in town because i just did the best trick that i have ever made up in all of my life and when it was the morning time this morning i put myself inside of a charity clothing bag on my front door step and i made my body go in to a indian trance so it went completely still and i waited inside of the bag for the charity people to come and get me and i made a hole in the side of the bag for my eye to hang out of so i could still see things and after nearly a hour a old man and a old lady came to my house to get me and when the old man was putting me inside of the boot of his car he said god jean it is a heavy one and the old lady who i think was called jean said that someone must be getting rid of a lot of clothes and i was trying not to burst out laughing when she was saying it because i am not a lot of clothes i am a 30 year old man and when i was inside of the boot of the car it smelled of the same smell that my dying old neighbours house smells like and then the car stopped and the old man took me out of the boot and he carried me inside of the charity shop and he put me in a room that was really quiet and all i could see was dead peoples clothes and peter andre cds and then after ages the old lady came in to the room and when she opened up the bag i jumped out of it and i shouted snakes really loudly and she screamed the loudest scream that i have ever heard in my whole life and when she fell out of her wheelchair it was actually like she was being shot it was so funny and then the old man came in to the room and he shouted for me to get the hell out so i jumped over his head and i ran out of the shop and now i am hiding on the charity shop roof until the ambulance has gone so i can get the bus back to my own house.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Calistarius

    This whole thing is incredible. Every newspost about Fish leaving the industry has a comment section that makes me completely understand why he’s sick of this fucking shit.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. MCTJim

    Cry me a river..he had a tantrum, took his ball and went home…see ya

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DreadSabot

    @27 speaks the truth – so many of these rage filled comments are from losers and people who probably cannot fight. What I love about the internet is that any 2-bit gangster on paper can come on here and air it out without any concern for reprisal.

    what Phil did was wrong for sure but the response he got in return was also over the top. The gamer in me and programmer hates to see one of our own leave an industry that has too many of those cookie cutter products out there for any reason.

    There is nothing wrong with discourse but there is a major problem with faceless posters calling for harm to come to this man. To those people I say shame!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Cobra951

    Looks like Phil is getting what he wanted: attention–lots of it. Shame on Cliff for encouraging his toxic behavior.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. orakaa

    Phil Fish asked for this. REALLY. By the way he previously insulted other people, cultures or developers.
    You can’t spend all your time sending sh*t to everyone and not expect to receive some yourself one day.

    If he had been innocent, I’d have backed him up, but he’s just a bully who discovered what it feels like to be bullied. He got what he deserved.

    And unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to have enough maturity to realize this and change his behaviour: instead, he prefers to act like a drama queen by quitting, whining and being all “look what you did to meeeee !!!!”

    #35 2 years ago
  36. selderane

    Cliff Bleszinski clearly doesn’t understand who Rush Limbaugh is or what he does. Which bring into question everything else he posits afterward.

    Regardless of how you feel about Limbaugh, he’s been doing his thing for 25 years, no one can touch him in the ratings, and his demise has been foretold time and again by lesser media pundits. But he keeps going on like a damned institution.

    Who the hell in gaming journalism has anything approaching that pedigree?

    #36 2 years ago
  37. MCTJim

    Good Riddance to bad rubbish…he had a tantrum..and skulked off. Bub Bye

    #37 2 years ago
  38. salarta

    I agree and disagree with Bleszinski this time. For once.

    I agree that I loathe the current system where completely changing old IPs to fit whatever modern gimmicks and trends sell sucks, and I’ve unfortunately seen it happen to every IP I loved and even the ones I merely respected. We need the industry to have people that are willing to try new things as new things, not slap them on old things, and not completely “reinvent” those old things as if the way they were was a cancer on society rather than a much-loved part of it. I also think we’ve gotten to a point where some people are punished far too harshly, and others not enough, purely because mob mentality says “I enjoyed playing it therefore it was a good thing and the people that made it are good” or “I didn’t enjoy playing it therefore it and the people that made it suck and should be punished.”

    On the other hand, saying a developer doesn’t need to take in community feedback and let it influence what’s being made is bullshit. Listening to criticism, even excessively harsh and mean-spirited criticism, is an opportunity to improve.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. fearmonkey

    I used to like Cliff but when he started supporting MS’s DRM then he lost my friendly opinion. If Fish wants to be a baby then let him be a baby. The guy looks hipster and acts like it, probably crying in his latte while the black keys is playing in the background.

    Cliff needs to go quiet for awhile, his constant appearances in articles and his opinions are getting annoying.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. bradk825

    @39 you have to consider a couple things about that though. First of all we are all well aware that DRM was misrepresented. If the game is to be installed on the HD, you can’t have people just installing it and reselling it while they keep playing. It was poorly messaged and most reporting on the subject came not from asking the source but regurgitating what people were saying in forums.

    Second, look at his point of view. He makes a game, spends a long time on it, they spend a lot of money, and he goes to a gamestop location for a promotional tour, and he sees a sign in the window that offers you a bonus to trade it back in within 5 days. They invite him to come out and then show him a sign that basically says they are going to steal his work 5 days after release. Someone waiting only 1 week to pick it up gets to buy it pre-owned. You don’t think a dev has the right to find that stuff upsetting?

    I wasn’t a fan of the idea of having an online check-in myself, but that doesn’t mean I will blind myself to the other side of the coin and refuse to think for myself. I recognize there are other points of view out there and I think people have the right to reap the benefit of their own work. (Let’s not forget Gamestop is ripping us off on trade value too, before we jump to their defence)

    #40 2 years ago
  41. xino

    lol…he’s been telling developers how to fix their games

    #41 2 years ago
  42. salarta

    @40: I was somewhat with you until you started saying letting people trade in a video game amounts to stealing someone’s work. It’s not. It’s a business transaction made by people that decide they want or need to keep a game after they finish it, and would like to ultimately have more money or get more good things. Not allowing a person to trade in a game by forcing them to retain ownership, and making it impossible to transfer that ownership onward (at least not without a working internet connection), is just plain wrong. I don’t care how badly someone working at a company wants to make more money off a game they made, that doesn’t supersede how a person that doesn’t want to keep a game forever shouldn’t be forced to keep it forever.

    As for the installation on hard drive, here’s an idea: for physical media, allow for hard drive install but include a slot where a card can be inserted for verification purposes. Each game comes with disc and verification card. Card stays in the slot, it shows ownership. There we go, no idiotic always-online or anti-used games element, and no need to keep a disc in the system. You’ve even got your DRM against pirates since a card would be much harder for a pirate to pull off than burning a disc, and set up right said card could only be read properly in the console.

    There’s a difference between understanding other viewpoints, and trying to force one’s own viewpoint on everyone. Bleszinski’s past comments were the latter, entirely self-absorbed, entirely motivated by his experience as a developer wanting to make as much money as possible. I mean, sure, I bet car companies would love to get more people to buy their own cars instead of sharing, but I don’t see them pushing for a system where the first owner can be the only owner of the car and their car requires their fingerprint or a retinal scan to open it up. And I certainly don’t see the people that come up with car designs lamenting how used car dealers are “stealing” their work by accepting used cars and reselling them.

    Bleszinski wants more people to buy more new copies of his games and keep them instead of trading them in, find a legitimate way to do it. Don’t demand that the industry punish consumers for daring to actually buy the games.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Fin

    The rise of the angry gamer/passionate fan has been bad for the games industry.

    Instead of being able to make what they want, designers and developers are more and more frequently lambasted for their decisions by people who were never going to play in the first place, and love to get on the hate train.

    Did Phil Fish come across badly sometimes? Yes.
    Does fucking everyone in the world come across badly sometimes? Yes.
    Did it change Fez, or my opinion of Fez? Fuck. No.

    Ye’re all entitled cunts that like to jump up and down when there’s something you don’t like, regardless of whether you’re jumping on someone.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Stardog

    “I have to say I’m not a fan of PR-orchestrated responses ”

    Yet this entire thing is just some PR for these two.


    #44 2 years ago
  45. TheWulf


    It’s not just that. Anyone can be passionate or weary. I certainly am all the time and, honestly, who the hell listens to me? Here’s the thing, though: Some people are manipulative about it, they’ll shepherd a fan flock to do terrible, awful things. I’m reminded of the ring leaders behind the BioWAre fiasco, which lead to death threats being sent to Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk.

    I think it’s anyone right to not like something as much as it is to like it. Especially if the market is super-saturated with boring franchises, milked for every last drop of worth they ever had. Creativity creates positive feedback, milking creates negative feedback, but I digress. The issue I have is when people start attacking the person for their game, instead of the game itself. Unless the person in question has been responsible for a lot of hate-speech, I don’t even see the need to mention them.

    Is Fez a decent game? Yes, Fez is a pretty decent game. One without an ending or a proper explanation for the lore, which stops it from being a very good game, but it’s definitely a decent game. It has its good points and it has its flaws. Does Phil Fish deserve to be attacked? Eh, not really. There are more horrible people on the Internet, spouting hate speech all the time. What gets me though is that people go after Phil Fish for being a bit of a hipster, and then ignore others who’re openly spouting anti-gay rhetoric.

    And this is due to the cult of popularity.

    I hate to say this, but most people are sheeple. It’s a truth. Sheeple and shepherds. The thing is is that not many people are actually self aware, they don’t ever stop to consider their own thoughts, and they just accept their thoughts on the way of things. Every day I take some time out to meditate on my own opinions and my leanings, and even if I dislike something I’ll still try it anyway just to make sure I’m not horrendously wrong. With a self aware person, you have two layers of thought — you have your everyday thinking, then you have the layer that examines your everyday thinking. That’s what separates a self aware person from a creature who’s just going through the motions.

    I could probably create a cult of popularity if I wanted to. But I don’t want to. I think they’re ugly, horrible things and a detriment to society as a whole. So what we have here is people gathering together under more charismatic, forceful, loud, more noticeable characters and just aping what they’re saying.

    I’d posit that not many people hated the Mass Effect endings, and those that did only did so because they were told to. How many of you go looking for reviews because you want to be told what to think? And that’s why I hate reviews, and I’m glad that VG24/7 doesn’t bother with them. I barely ever read them, and I tend to rely on word of mouth and my own ability to judge how much I might like something. So I won’t read a review and then jump on a preorder, often I’ll wait for something to release.

    And this is why we have the Phil Fish problem. Some ape attacks Phil Fish, and then it’s cool to attack Phil Fish, so the herd follows through. X person or X group is cool to attack, so the herd follows through. I fucking hate cults of personality, I hate that we’re so obsessed with fashion, and trends, and people telling us what to think and how to think it, and that we never… NEVER stop to question this. Ever.

    That pisses me off.

    Picking on Phil Fish is trending! Let’s all do that!

    X brand is releasing a new, overly expensive product! Let’s all buy it and ignore the better product because it doesn’t have a big name attached to it!

    I read a review by my cult leader that said this is great! I’m going to preorder it yesterday, because they said so!


    This is what leaves me furious at humanity, very often. WHY DON’T WE THINK ANY MORE? I don’t like Phil Fish, but you can follow the chain of what happened with picking on him. You have one charismatic, noticeable person picking on Fish on their blog and encouraging everyone to do it, and they do. You have one encouraging people to send BioWare death threats, and they do. It’s acidic, and toxic, and horrible. And what’s worse is that the personalities and celebrities in gaming tend to often be sociopathic at best.

    I don’t like Phil Fish much, but I don’t agree with witch hunts against him.

    We just need to think more, and let other people do our thinking for us less. Yeah, Phil Fish isn’t the nicest guy on the planet. He’s an introvert and a hipster, but he’s also creative and capable of making decent games. Is he worthy of being attacked like he has been? No. But hey, some gaming celebrities think so, so people do so.

    I’m sure I’ll be labelled as pretentious, or a hipster, or whatever else despite saying that I don’t like Fish. But I’ll tell you what’s special about me right now: I actually stop to think occasionally.

    That’s it.

    That’s my big secret.

    And you too can be a self-deterministic, self aware entity if you follow that one, simple step.

    #45 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

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

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

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

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

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

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]