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EverQuest Next to be revealed at SOE Live 2013 this weekend

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:46 GMT By Dave Cook

EverQuest Next developer Sony Online Entertainment will unveil the next instalment of the series at the studio’s SOE Live 2013 event this weekend.

The event will run between August 2-4 in Las Vegas and according to the official schedule, SOE’s EverQuest Next reveal will go down on Friday, August 2 at 12pm EST.

John Smedley and Dave Georgeson will be joiend by the game’s dev team to discuss its many features. The panel will also be streamed live on Twitch, and is followed by more EverQuest Next sessions throughout the weekend.

One looks at the game’s classes, the visual style, the plot, returning and new characters, and much ore. If you want to know all about EverQuest Next then this is the time to do it.

Are you looking forward to the details? let us know below.

Thanks AusGamers.

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27 Comments

  1. JungleJack

    #HYPE! Really wonder what they have in store for us, how it looks, what changed… I’m ready. Klappa.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    PS4 please :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KineticCalvaria

    This game needs to innovate and bring some something new to the table, if it’s just same old quest grinding its gonna die off, people have moved on from that boring generic gameplay now.

    Hoping for something interesting but I’m inclined to believe they’ll play it safe.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. backup

    @2
    Sony will bring this to PS4 no need to worry

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    If it will will come to the PS4.

    good bye Everquest franchise. You was cool in the past. Especially the first one but guys above never played it and want casual mmo just for them.

    mKay. your Planetside 2 is already sinking because it is a casual console POS compared to the first game.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. viralshag

    Better get used to it. I think PC only MMOs will be far and few between in future. About time too really.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Just because consoles in 2013 can now do mmo’s does not change anything except for the fact that Consoles – are new to the mmo market and it is a niche market for it right now.

    Second and the most obvious one. If mmo game want to fail Hard, they can do a crossplatform feature aka PC/PS4, Xbox, blah-blah.
    It is impossible to make a game like World Of Warcraft or Everquest 2 with 16 button layout (controller) that can’t have console/Macro’s or decent control scheme – fact.

    but you can make shitty and easy Action-Adventure POS like Dragon Quest MMO or DC Universe Online (Which failed hard) which is casual friendly in every aspect of it and “Casual friendly” is the reason right now why MMO market fails to introduce new ideas.

    If you don’t know that. You never played decent MMORPG in the past and you don’t even know what is Everquest.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Hcw87

    @7
    Because it’s so hard for MS/Sony to allow kb/m and restrict them to MMO’s only, right?

    No.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. viralshag

    And if they want real success then they’ll open it up to all platforms like most games. Just like most ex-PC exclusive devs and games do now.

    And you don’t need 16+ button MMOs these days, the last thing that sells an MMO these day is hardly how many action bars I’m going to need.

    Sadly, for you, MMOs are for the most part played by casual gamers. You need to have a casual approach with hardcore elements, I don’t think it’s ever been different.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @8, M/KB combo is a niche market for consoles and if someone wants to play MMORPG he already know’s where to play it with better visuals and better social aspect to it.

    Even the game like World Of warcraft is very popular with mods which are impossible on consoles.

    there are a lot of things that are impossible on consoles because it is a limited computer device for a genre that is very “open” in it’s nature.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    Its probably a given that its coming to PS4. It may well benefit from being on a platform that’s not as saturated in mmos like PC.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Hcw87

    People don’t play MMO’s for their visuals. Just like competitive FPS players actually lower their graphics to get the best FPS possible, with minimal slowdown.

    You being such a ”hardcore” PC gamer should know this. Graphics aren’t everything.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. viralshag

    Better visuals? Other than GW2, there’s hardly an MMO out there that’s exactly cutting edge in terms of visuals.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @9, “And if they want real success then they’ll open it up to all platforms like most games. Just like most ex-PC exclusive devs and games do now.”

    they already did it with mmo’s and these mmos are sinking. Planetside 2 is sinking. Every crossplatform mmo is sinking.

    “And you don’t need 16+ button MMOs these days, the last thing that sells an MMO these day is hardly how many action bars I’m going to need.”

    You are a niche then. Because Action bars for a MMO is better then Action-Adventure POS games like Terra with exception of World Of Tanks. But it’s not a mmo, it’s a Arena based multiplayer with F2P elements.

    “Sadly, for you, MMOs are for the most part played by casual gamers. You need to have a casual approach with hardcore elements, I don’t think it’s ever been different.”

    that’s why you nevr played vanilla WoW and especially Everquest. As i said it. Everquest for example was very hard. Especially the first game and it was the most popular mmo back then until WoW came out.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @13, You don’t know mmos’ End of story. For your info, Guild Wars 2 graphics wise is absolutely nothing special like the first one when they came out. Low res textures and low res models.

    Funny thing. Everquest 2 when it came out was graphically freakin impressive and only small percentage of players could max it out. Game was future proof.

    @Hcw87. “People don’t play MMO’s for their visuals. Just like competitive FPS players actually lower their graphics to get the best FPS possible, with minimal slowdown.

    You being such a ”hardcore” PC gamer should know this. Graphics aren’t everything.”

    are you high or what? I play my games mostly in 40-60 fps with the best graphics. The one who lowers graphics to “pixel model” are cybersport guys and I saw that only in one game: Quake 3 Arena that’s it.

    Do you really believe that once I will play Battlefield 4 on the PC with 64 players on it I will… make my graphical options LOW?

    Are you high man?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. viralshag

    Yeah, “back then”, when MMOs were actually popular to the masses. Rather than the almost niche genre they’ve become. You can hold on to glory days and apply it to the present all you want but sadly you’re living in the past.

    Please, point me in the direction of a better looking MMO than GW2. More people are playing on the PC with a pad hooked up to their TV. If you think MMOs aren’t going to be made with the pad/console in mind you’re deluding yourself.

    Not all will be cross-platform, pad enabled but I’m willing to bet that a lot will be made with that in mind.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    @Erthazus
    I played Everquest back in the day. I spent a day playing and finished off worse than I started. I had a hot key for “TRAIN TO ZONE!!!”. I spent hours logged in stood in the lagfest market area selling my stuff. It was a tough and rewarding game, but this accessibility drive is about making the games attractive to a wider range of people, not consoles. WoW was so popular because it removed a lot of the grind and inaccessibility of EQ. WoW has continued to make the game more accessible as time has gone on. This is all on PC, console is not even involved here.

    The original EQ style is the niche, and EQ:N is not going to be like that regardless of whether it’s coming to the PS4.

    On whether you can get depth without a k/b and mouse? Of course you can. Too many associate depth with a check list of features and options. Depth is not about numbers, depth is about strategy, the ways you can approach things and do things. Depth is not 50 different guns/abilities if there is no tangible difference in use or place to use them.

    You could implement a hotbar quite nicely with the PS4 touch pad. Touch the pad and move to position and press to action. It’d get quite quick and intuitive after a while.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. zonkerman

    Conversations here appear a bit silly to complain of PS4 and no keyboard or mouse. The PS4 has USB ports so there is a very good chance that Sony will support a wireless keyboad and mouse which would work with the transmitter plugged into the USB ports. I think the bigger problem for the game if it were on a console would be the limitation of your TV screen resolution. There’s no comparison to resolution of today’s HD TV to a really good PC Video card and monitor running at something like 2650×1440. Unless perhaps if you can afford one of the new ultra HD TVs but who knows if those will take off. I like playing an mmo on a PC with a high res monitor because it allows you a whole lot of room to place all those extensive display options like buttons, icons, stat windows, group windows, etc. and yet still have plenty of room to see the game you are playing without covering the playing field.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @viralshag, “More people are playing on the PC with a pad hooked up to their TV.”

    show me statistics of this bullshit and then we will talk.

    “Please, point me in the direction of a better looking MMO than GW2. ”

    Firefall, Terra, Lineage Eternal. Guild Wars 2 graphically looks unimpressive. Yes, it is not awful because designers did most of the job but technically it’s not impressive.

    “If you think MMOs aren’t going to be made with the pad/console in mind you’re deluding yourself.”
    you are deluding yourself being a stupid console fanboy. That’s for sure. If the game is made on a console and then ported to the PC then sure. That’s true.

    but most of the MMO games are not going this way. Just because Planetside 2 did this (SOE is owned by Sony that makes POS4) does not make it a standard.

    “Yeah, “back then”, when MMOs were actually popular to the masses. ”

    they are popular to this day. WoW is still the most played MMO with subs, World Of Tanks, Runescape, Guild Wars 2 and so on and on.
    Inf fact, MMO’s are The Most Popular genre on earth right now.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @DrDamn, great comment. I agree with you. But when WoW launched it was actually hard for the most of users and it was really interesting back then.
    Everything else about the WoW “casuall friendly” future I agree completely but there is still a big chunk of content that is still hard for most of the users. Like Raids.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. viralshag

    @19, Show me stats of the assumption being false. All I can say is I doubt that one of the biggest distributors of PC games, Steam, wouldn’t introduce a Big Picture mode for nothing. It’s becoming the norm for almost all PC games (where applicable) will have pad support as default.

    What’s funny is FireFall and Tera are games that are pad compatible. Along with DCUO, TSW, Planetside 2, Dust514, Defiance and Star Trek Online to name a few MMOs off the top of my head.

    And I game on the PC more than anything else actually, and I happily use a pad for most of it. You just sound like a sad PC fanboy who’s losing his hardcore platform to the masses of people like me. Gutted for you.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    @Erth
    But think about what makes an MMO for you? Then give me a solid reason why that has to be done with a K/B + Mouse. I think the PS4 touchpad could come into it’s own in this sort of application. You can still have the vast majority of what makes a current MMO good with a PS4 pad and some good customisation.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. sebastien rivas

    @ 14

    I agree, challenges is a necessity in mmo but also by which it should not especially/only constitute creating a RAID or full group to overcome a hurdle.
    in my humble opinion, the more tree skills, the more gameplay mechanics, the more combo finisher, the more little icons to be on screen the better I feel.
    1)I do not want to be the same as others, hence I feel unique.
    2)Making a decision upon multiple choices is a basic rule of RPG from day 1 of it’s creation and it works well because “I think so I am”.
    3)The more diversity, the more enchanting it gets. Although there need to be strong visual consistency.

    If anything MMO should take vision into not complicating choices but multiplying choices to create this diversity that no one think s/he wants but truly personalize the played character.

    Right now I play a MMO that is more of an arena. I hear player talk time to time and something stomped me one day whereas one was saying meh all class are not the same, a couple are strong regardless of the skill tree and others you have 1 or 2 specific builds at which you can survive.
    I am firm believer of assymetric balance but to me either way the devs did not understand what they were creating or the purpose of this solution still escapes me.
    I for one do not look online for best build etc… but I must say that by assymetric balance I mean where conditions occur suc as A beats B, B beats C, C beats A. It has nothing to do with A kill B etc… but encouraging play styles.

    I agree with @ 20
    Wow at the begining was sufficiently hard but I assume Vivendi must have stepped in by waiving a report of a social studies to include 8 to 12 years old; therefore dumbed down and so I left a while after because I have no patience for Raids and already so little to form a group for a dungeon.

    Cheer everyone,

    Yeaahhh Everquest coming back soon :)

    #23 2 years ago
  24. viralshag

    @22, I think the problem comes from some people thinking you do actually need something like 4 action bars with 12 buttons each which just isn’t the case in my opinion.

    In most cases even when you do have that option, a lot of the game still revolves around a rotation that still fits onto one action bar. More skills and talents do not make a game more fun. EDIT: In the sense of what you use at one time – like #23 said, I’m all for a big variety of classes/talent trees that can add diversity between players and their style. (Rift being a good example.)

    While I’m not the biggest fan of GW2′s combat, they proved you can have a minimal approach and still achieve a lot of fun.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @viralshag, “Show me stats of the assumption being false.”

    Asking that question is like asking stats about “K/M on consoles”. Because 99% of people play on the PC using MOUSE and Kyboard. That’s the standard and not a lot of games have controller support and not a lot of them will have in the future on the PC because Controller is a niche market for the PC user like M/K is a niche market for consoles.

    Big Picture Mode is a future proof strategy. The same strategy as consoles moves more towards PC side of infrastructure.

    god damn, console fanboyism is over 9000.

    “What’s funny is FireFall and Tera are games that are pad compatible. ”

    Because they are Action type of games. Games like Firefall for example have only 4 action BARS. (4). and it’s simple mechanic already destroyed the game. A lot of people are ging away from it.

    I turned the game off after 2 hours in to it because gameplay was simple as fuck.

    “Along with DCUO, TSW, Planetside 2, Dust514, Defiance and Star Trek Online to name a few MMOs off the top of my head.”

    DCUO, Defiance, ST O and TSW are weak MMO’s. Dust 514 is still in development like Eve Online and we will see how it will go in the future.

    Fact is that Action games with MMO spec is just urgh.

    “And I game on the PC more than anything else actually, and I happily use a pad for most of it. You just sound like a sad PC fanboy who’s losing his hardcore platform to the masses of people like me. Gutted for you.”

    I don’t. Games like Rome:Total War 2, Civilization 5, Company Of heroes 3 and so on proves that PC gaming is alive (even casual POS like Diablo III sold over 14 million units proves that) and PC will continue to have fantastic games, it’s just I don’t want franchises like Everquest to be ruined especially from those people who (!) NEVER PLAYED IT FROM THE START (!)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. viralshag

    I never said PC gaming is dying so don’t get defensive. But if you think the PC isn’t becoming more “casual” to cater to more living room/TV/pad users then you’re just being blind for the sake of it.

    You only have to look at the number of games that support pads now in comparison to a year or two ago to see that it is more and more becoming the norm.

    If you really think that’s false then as I said earlier, you’re just being blind for the sake of it. Why would Valve “future proof” something if they didn’t think there was a future for it?

    Just face it, pad use on the PC is becoming more and more popular. Obviously for games where a KB/B is needed, like TW and Civ, it’s a different matter. That would be like someone complaining about not having a fork to eat soup with.

    And you can throw around the console fanboy nonsense all you like but you just sound like a PC fanboy every time you do. There’s enough people on VG that have me on Steam to know where I do my gaming so you might as well drop that bollocks.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. elem187

    I couldn’t think of anything worse than a MMO on a games console without having a different controller..

    The only console where a MMO could work well would be the Wii U which would be able to mimic the quickly pressed macro’s you have on keyboard/mouse combos.

    I played Everquest on PS2, and it was a NIGHTMARE to play a spell caster.

    #27 2 years ago

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    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]