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Skyrim wins best game of the generation in Amazon poll

Monday, 5 August 2013 14:28 GMT By Dave Cook

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has topped Amazon.co.uk’s poll to determine the generation’s greatest game. Agree?

The poll was voted on between June 1 and August 4 by customers, and operated in a tournament system.

Skyrim beat fellow semi-finalists The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to claim the mantle.

Here’s a breakdown of the tournament table, scroll down for a larger version:

other games involved in the shortlist were Fallout 3, GTA 4, BioShock, Portal 2, Mass Effect 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Batman: Arkham City, Far Cry 3, BioShock Infinite, The Walking Dead and Metal Gear Solid 4.

What do you think of the final winner? Let us know below.

Thanks MCV.

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60 Comments

  1. Citrus raptor

    Well, that’s taste for you. It’s a good game, but it doesn’t even reach my top ten.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Sadismek

    Out of the semi-finalists, I would’ve picked Red Dead Redemption the winner, but I have yet to play TLoU. I highly doubt that it can change my mind about RDR though.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Ekona

    Can’t really argue with that result.

    How FC3 made it onto the shortlist though, I’ve no idea. GTA4 is a more rounded game than TLoU though, in my eyes.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    Where was Two Worlds 2?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. mistermogul

    Skyrim is good but not the best of this gen imo.

    In fact I’d pick most of the other contenders over Skyrim…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    No Souls games = No shit given (Though kinda surprised by TLOU’s performance).

    #6 2 years ago
  7. SlayerGT

    Generation ain’t over. Polls…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Beta

    An excellent game, I do love TES series. But personally I would have gone with Red Dead or Uncharted 2.

    Overall they’re more polished and less glitchy experiences.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SlayerGT

    @4 Pretty sure you’re kidding there Dave, but my buddies and I played the shit out of the co op :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. TF_PtMaster

    How this is possible?

    A game more patched than a MMA fighter, wins game of the generation, when the generation is a little bit far away to end?.??????

    These polls are so funny

    #10 2 years ago
  11. silkvg247

    Oh great, so this is basically a big shout out to devs everywhere that we love shit slow clunky unresponsive combat.. woo

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Cobra951

    @10: It was the never-ending terminal bugs that eventually soured me to the experience. I would have loved it otherwise.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    @10 LOL :) :D

    Personal favourites are GTA IV, The Last Of Us, Red Dead Redemption, MGS4, Uncharted 2 Among Thieves maybe Uncharted 3 Drake Deception, Max Payne 3.

    In no particular order.

    Future: MGS V, (GZ+TPP) GTA V, Watch Dogs.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    @11
    LOL :D :P

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TF_PtMaster

    BTW, i loved Skyrim.

    But he is not even in the first 20 best games i’ve played this generation. I think Demons Souls and Dark Souls are far far better games.

    Top 5
    1-The Last of Us
    2-Zelda: Twillight Princess
    3- Uncharted 2
    4- Journey
    5- Halo 3

    #15 2 years ago
  16. GwynbleiddiuM

    laughable! Shop keepers (and publishers) crying for this generation to end for 3 years now. News flash, ain’t over yet and it wont be for at least another year.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Robbins

    Skyrim has an advantage being multiplatform, which makes TLOU’s performance all the more impressive.
    Personal top 10
    1.The Last of Us
    2.Uncharted 2-3
    3.Bioshock/ Bioshock Infinite
    4.Mass Effect Trilogy
    5.Red Dead Redemption
    6.Portal 2
    7.Journey
    8.Bayonetta
    9.Fallout 3
    10.Spec Ops: The Line

    #17 2 years ago
  18. VibraniumSpork

    I wonder if people were voting for this purely for the epic sense of scale it offered, which – don’t get me wrong – was quite an achievement. Still, that’s what turned me off to the game; my life’s (unfortunately) too busy to be sinking 50-100 hours into a game these days, and Skyrim seemed to demand exactly that kinda level of commitment. I played it for maybe 10-20 hours and then really felt the urge to move onto something else.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Hcw87

    Any game that you can play for hundreds of hours, and you can still find new things to do and explore deserves this recognition.

    Pretty sure that GTAV will be the true game of the generation at the end of the year though.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. actuallyisnotafox

    1) Fallout 3
    2) Metal Gear Solid 4
    3) The Last of Us
    4) Heavy Rain
    5) Broken Sword Shadow of the Templar’s

    thats mine anyway :’) and certain people they prefer Morrow Wind, so I guess we cant count on the majority of amazon gamers :p

    #20 2 years ago
  21. KineticCalvaria

    It’d be Red Dead for me, fantastic fun.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. domnage

    This poll should be renamed to “Best Game of The Generation Before GTA V Was Released”

    #22 2 years ago
  23. SlayerGT

    @19 It’s gotta a shot to be sure. Can’t wait!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Lengendaryboss

    @22
    :)

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Aullah

    Im just glad that TLoU did not win.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. salarta

    On the one hand, there are many games I’m really glad are not represented in the poll. On the other hand, these are all games that are popular, and popularity does not = best, only best of the popular games. Out of this list, having not played some of the games, I would place either MGS4 or Portal 2 at first. Mass Effect 2 would be third. I definitely wouldn’t put Red Dead Redemption before MGS4. And I’d include games like The Last Story and Xenoblade for starters.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Judicas

    Wow looking at which games were voted through during the earlier rounds it sure looks like they had a whole pile of muppets voting :P

    #27 2 years ago
  28. polygem

    the top 5 (in no particular order):

    demons souls
    hotline miami
    mario galaxy
    plants vs zombies
    halo reach

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Lengendaryboss

    @27
    :D :D :D

    #29 2 years ago
  30. macronia

    am i the only one who think that skyrim sucks ?!! it was boring , as a PC gamer i would choose bioshock infinite / bioshock 1 , maybe witcher 2 !!

    #30 2 years ago
  31. SplatteredHouse

    Meh. Of the shortlisted, I would probably have picked one of CoD4, Mass Effect 2, or TWD.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. bradk825

    Skyrim was great but I think for the time it was made Oblivion was a little better put-together. I found Skyrim’s main quest line a little lacking when compared to secondary quest lines like the Dark Brotherhood, thieves guilds etc.. It should have stood out from the pack as far as all the quest lines in the game, but it was only about “as good” as the rest I’d say.

    There are also some notable games missing from the contest altogether like The Orange Box and Dragon Age Origins. Doesn’t seem like it was very scientific. That said, Skyrim was a great game.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. SplatteredHouse

    @30 it was dull as dishwater for the most part. There’s a difference between expansive/spacious, and vacuous. Skyrim snuggles to far too great an extent near the latter.
    While I thought it was fun to explore the game’s landscape and world and the early combat wasn’t bad, you quickly gather what underpins the game, and it’s a swiftly forming monotonous progression system, which WILL become increasingly apparent as you reach higher levels.

    The game actually gets worse, less fun to play, as you get more time put into it – and that, really, ought to be inexcusable as a point of design shortcoming.
    Interesting to find the previous poster reference Oblivion, because I think it managed to escape a similar fate, by virtue of being more focused. Morrowind may be “last gen”, but it ends up stronger compared to both (especially Skyrim) as it’s much more of a game, than an attempt at an “experience”.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. salarta

    @30: I wouldn’t say Skyrim sucks, but it definitely shouldn’t be called the best game of this generation. The only fun in it is running around and exploring on your own, and even that starts to feel dull after a while. I really don’t grasp what makes everyone see it as so godly, the freedom to run around and do whatever you want loses a lot of its appeal when the characters all feel fairly bland and the choices just feel like typical quest material.

    The only aspect I can imagine fairly justifying all the buzz for Skyrim is openness to modding.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. macronia

    @33 totally agreed , unfortunate that i didn’t play oblivion and morrowind , alot of people thanks the latter , wish i picked oblivion or morrowind instead of skyrim ;)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. macronia

    @34 maybe i lost the appeal in open world games after playing these only type recently , maybe i will try it again after some linear straight forward games :)

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Darksider123

    Oh man, that’s sad. I guess every man to his own taste

    #37 2 years ago
  38. fearmonkey

    Kind of surprised Fallout:New Vegas wasnt in there, it was actually a better game than Fallout 3, at least story wise.

    I can agree with Skyrim, It is an amazing game.

    In no particular order, loved them all.

    1). Skyrim
    2). Deus Ex:Human Revolution
    3). Alan Wake
    4). Fallout 3 series
    5). Two World’s Series
    6). Bioshock Series
    7). Mafia 2
    8). Mass effect series
    9). The Darkness Series
    10). Borderlands 2

    Honorable mentions go to The Witcher series, Kingdom of Amalur:Reckoning, Fable 2, Portal 2, Fear 2, Mafia 2, Dishonored, Saint’s Row: The Third, Assassin’s Creed series.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Dark

    Far Cry 3 was a contender? LOL!

    #39 2 years ago
  40. UuBuU

    Skyrim isnt even the best Elder Scrolls game this generation ~ although Oblivion doesn’t really deserve to win either considering how flawed the vanilla game is

    #40 2 years ago
  41. fihar

    I was mindlessly strolling through Skyrim the other day when I stumbled into a cave called Halldir’s Cairn.
    What I found inside that cave was waaaay more than I bargained for and I honestly can say that for all their faults, Bethesda do know how to pull you in. These little discoveries are what Skyrim is about. Who cares about shitty combats and buggy engines?

    Of course, that photo with the note ‘Forgive Us’ written in the back on The Last of Us still stands as quite possibly the best gaming moments I’ve had these past few years.
    Although in all honesty, I’d put L.A. Noire in contention. The Homicide desk alone puts that game above most of the games I’ve played this generation.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. TheWulf

    It’s very unexpected seeing Two Worlds in fifth, and that’s about all I have to say about that.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. KineticCalvaria

    @42, I know, it’s terrible. :P

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Biscuitpants

    games good but bioshock is better

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Bowser

    Oblivion would be my pick. I found changes to the series made in Skyrim to be a definite downgrade.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Agt_Pendergast

    I think I just threw up a little.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. DSB

    Portal 2 was pretty special to me, instant classic. The Walking Dead and Bioshock weren’t very far behind.

    Skyrim was great, but it ultimately traded quality for quantity. Some of the main quests are still bugged

    #47 2 years ago
  48. 2021vince

    dont get me wrong i like skyrim but i think either mgs4 or tlou should have won

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Vice

    Man, I’m glad none of those shit console exclusives won. I mean RDR? Have you even PLAYED this borefest?? It comes nowhere even remotely close to Skyrim! The Last of Us? Haven’t played it, but it simply can’t be awarded a game of generation award, no matter how good it is, simply because it’s a PS3 exclusive. Generation means available to everyone (aka PC or multiplatform), not just to owners of one system.
    As about Skyrim… Well.. Yeah if we talking about fully modded PC version, then I kind of agree. Even though for me personally it’s Mass Effect 2.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    Minecraft comes to mind for contender of the generation. Most of those games on the list aren’t anything I would enjoy playing. Most of them are about the experience, and as such are often tightly controlled story lines that often have to you being held by the hand going from one scripted event to the next. That isn’t a game, imo, it is an evolution of fmv.

    I can see why Skyrim made the grade, but it was way too rough around the edges and glitch filled to win out. Most of my top games over the generational cycle ended up being on PC. Civ V is prolly my top pick.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. KineticCalvaria

    @49, Red Dead and boring don’t go together, it’s far from it. You can’t judge The Last Of Us because you haven’t played it and you’re clearly just being a pc elitist.

    Also generation refers to a generation of consoles along with pc, so it can be on any of those individual platforms. Skyrim is nowhere near game of the generation, if anything was a snooze fest its that, making it prettier doesn’t help it become fun.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Dave Cook

    I thought Red Dead was boring, but it’s more a gripe with sandbox in general, I still think it was a colossal achievement. To deny that is pretty mad.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. KineticCalvaria

    @52, I have that general feeling about a lot of open world games but I thought Red Dead was awesome, beats GTA any day for me.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Christopher Jack

    Take 2 has 4 games there, impressive.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Joe Musashi

    Given Bethesda’s shoddy (to put it lightly) management of the issues that plagued Skyrim and their lack of transparency, I exclude the title from any accolade race. It is not an example that should be looked up to.

    Of the games that I’ve played this generation, I’d probably point to Portal as the game that represents the generation the most:

    - Technologically sound, using realistic physics and the ability to peek through your portals to see beyond them. Doubtful that either were achievable to such a degree prior to the current gen.

    - Excellent writing. An aspect of game development that has really come to prominence this generation.

    - Available digitally. Again, an area of gaming that has become the norm from this generation

    - A great game, an original concept, flawless execution. Whilst not my personal favourite it is recognised as a classic and rightly so.

    - The rise of the indie developer. Originally conceived as Narbacular Drop by students at Digipen Institute, Valve caught sight of the game, showed interest, and employed the team behind it – combining and nurturing their talent with established members of the Valve team.

    Yeah, I think Portal is a great game and a great representation of this generation’s gaming.

    JM

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Llewelyn_MT

    I’d vote for GTA5 or BioShock. Anyway, polls like that should be held 5 years after the generation is over, otherwise it’s biased.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. backup

    wow a copy pasted game wins lol
    TLOU is miles better

    #57 2 years ago
  58. MadFlavour

    A poll of morons.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Kuwabara

    You can’t really say one game is the best, most of those titles offered something unique. To me Demon souls was the most immersive game, to the point where i felt like i was actually in that world, same as portal 2, uncharted 2 was the most edge of your seat game and most wow factor and probably best looking game, god of war 3 was the most epic in terms of what the game achieved at the time with interactive levels and boss fights, red dead had the vistas and the most satisfying ending, just when you think the game is going to end it continues in a way like no other, skyrim had awesome ambient music and soundtrack that made exploration with grand scale even more beautiful, fallout had the awesome vats and exploration, last of us has some of the best graphics to date and probably the best tense mood atmosphere. Mgs4 and gta4 are also great. Flower and journey made me the most happiest with intense joy, journey most awe inspiring.

    But i can’t see why everyone has ditched uncharted in favor of last of us. I think the majority of people who voted last of us as their best game have not played much stealth games or even the uncharted series. I have yet to play survival mode, so that may change things. I do however put Joel on the same level as drake.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Dongers GamerK

    1- CoD shouldn’t be there. i think Fallout 3 should win, but it’s ok every game that is in there is good (except CoD, you can call me a hater i don’t care) :)

    #60 2 years ago

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  • The Order: 1886 character models can now be viewed in all of their naked glory

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  • New high-res Star Ocean 5 screenshots are all splendid all the time

    Square Enix has given Famitsu a pretty extensive preview of Start Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, including high-res screenshots and a ton of details on the characters and combat system. Gematsu has translated the piece to reveal the character backgrounds, more info on the world in which the game takes place, and an insight into […]

  • With new Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero, is Activision ushering back a golden era of games?

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  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 Return to Spira trailer features giant whale, shiny visuals

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  • Xbox One May update now in beta, multitasking and voice messaging incoming

    The latest Xbox One update’s gone into beta testing. The beta for the Xbox One’s May system software update has arrived. As well as fixing a couple of issues, you can now multitask and leave voice messages while in a party. Find an existing preview member if you want to take a look. Swear them […]

  • How do GTA 5 PC’s normal settings stack up to ultra? Like this

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  • Star Wars Battlefront is 60 FPS, splitscreen not available for all modes

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  • This is what time The Witcher 3 will go live globally

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  • Star Wars Battlefront playable solo with bots

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  • Free Helldivers update coming soon

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  • Borderlands creator farewells Gearbox

    Borderlands creator Matt Armstrong has announced his departure from developer Gearbox Software. Borderlands was Armstrong’s baby; he created the franchise and wrote the first game. the franchise has gone on to great success, but nevertheless Armstrong is moving on. He announced his departure from Gearbox on Twitter, sounding quite cheerful about it. Things changed. No longer […]

  • Sony Pictures has been working to secure the Smash Bros. rights – report

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  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

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  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

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  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

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  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

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  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

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  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

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  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

    Sony is hosting another Flash Sale on the North American store with plenty of action games, and some films, to help get your weekend started. The list is super long, so here’s a few highlights: Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Bayonetta Beyond Good & Evil HD Castlevania: Harmony of Despair […]

  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

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  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

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  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

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  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

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  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

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  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

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  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

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  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

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  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

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  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

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  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

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  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

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