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Golden Joystick 2013 voting begins, see the shortlisted games here

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:02 GMT By Dave Cook

Voting has begun for the Golden Joystick Awards 2013, and the full list of shortlisted games and studios has gone live. You can cast your vote now.

CVG states that the voting window for nominees is August 25, 2012 to September 2013.

The shortlist categories and nominees go as follows:

Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
  • Dishonored (Bethesda)
  • Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
  • Halo 4 (Microsoft)
  • The Last of Us (Sony)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
  • BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
  • The Walking Dead (TellTale)
  • Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
  • Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft)
  • Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo)
  • Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Namco Bandai)
  • Saints Row IV (Deep Silver)
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist (Ubisoft)

Most Wanted

  • Xbox One (Microsoft)
  • PlayStation 4 (Sony)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda)
  • Thief (Square Enix)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami)
  • Destiny (Activision)
  • Battlefield 4 (EA)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U (Nintendo)
  • Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Namco Bandai)
  • The Division (Ubisoft)
  • Titanfall (EA)
  • Dark Souls II (Namco Bandai)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc)

Best Indie Game

  • Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)
  • Gunpoint (Suspicious Developments)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei)
  • State of Decay (Undead Labs)
  • Guacamelee! (Drinkbox Studios)
  • The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow)
  • Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
  • FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games)
  • Super Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh)

Best Newcomer

  • The Last of Us (Sony)
  • The Walking Dead (TellTale)
  • Dishonored (Bethesda)
  • Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)
  • DUST 514 (CCP)
  • Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
  • ZombiU (Ubisoft)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Namco Bandai)
  • Remember Me (Capcom)
  • State of Decay (Microsoft)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc)
  • DayZ (Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall/Bohemia Interactive)

Best Handheld Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo)
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom)
  • LittleBigPlanet PSVita (Sony)
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (Nintendo)
  • Assassin’s Creed III Liberation (Ubisoft)
  • Soul Sacrifice (Sony)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Square Enix)
  • Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)

Best Gaming Platform in association with Digital Spy

  • Steam (Valve)
  • Wii U (Nintendo)
  • Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo)
  • Xbox 360 (Microsoft)
  • PlayStation 3 (Sony)
  • PS Vita (Sony)
  • Gog.com (CD Projekt RED)
  • Google Play (Google)
  • iOS App Store (Apple)

Best Storytelling

  • The Last of Us (Sony)
  • BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
  • Metro: Last Light (Deep Silver)
  • The Walking Dead (TellTale)
  • Halo 4 (Microsoft)
  • Dishonored (Bethesda)
  • LEGO City: Undercover (Nintendo)
  • Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Ubisoft)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (505)
  • COD: Black Ops II (Activision)
  • Virtue’s Last Reward (Rising Star Games)

Best Mobile/Tablet Game of the Year

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games)
  • Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
  • Super Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh)
  • Deus Ex: The Fall (Square Enix)
  • Rayman Jungle Run (Ubisoft)
  • Total War Battles: Shogun (Sega)
  • Joe Danger Touch (Hello Games)
  • Year Walk (Simogo)
  • Punch Quest (Rocketcat)

Best Online Game

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (Blizzard)
  • ShootMania Storm (Ubisoft)
  • Firefall (Red 5)
  • PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment)
  • SimCity (EA)
  • DayZ (Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall/Bohemia Interactive)
  • Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? (22Cans)
  • Defiance (Trion Worlds)
  • World of Tanks (Wargaming.net)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • Eve Online – Odyssey (CCP)
  • Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft)
  • Runescape 3 (Jagex)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (EA)
  • Disney Infinity (Disney Interactive)
  • The Secret World (EA/Funcom)
  • Rift (Trion Worlds)
  • Aion (Gameforge)

Best Multiplayer

  • FIFA 13 (EA)
  • PES 2013 (Konami)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
  • Nintendo Land (Nintendo)
  • Halo 4 (Microsoft)
  • Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Sega)
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (Blizzard)
  • Company of Heroes 2 (Sega)
  • F1 2012 (Codemasters)
  • Battlefield 3 End Game Expansion (EA)
  • Payday 2 (505 Games)

Innovation of the Year in association with T3

  • Ouya
  • Twitch.tv
  • Nintendo Direct (Nintendo)
  • Miiverse (Nintendo)
  • Wonderbook (Sony)
  • SmartGlass (Microsoft)
  • Oculus Rift (Oculus)
  • Defiance (Trion Worlds)
  • Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? (22Cans)
  • Earforce XP510 headset (Turtle Beach)

Studio of the Year

  • TellTale Games
  • Ubisoft Montreal
  • Naughty Dog
  • 343 Industries
  • EA Canada
  • Irrational Games
  • Nintendo Intelligent Systems
  • Ninja Theory
  • Playground Games
  • Riot Games
  • DICE
  • Arkane Studios
  • The Creative Assembly
  • Sports Interactive

Best Visual Design

  • BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
  • Dishonored (Bethesda)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Namco Bandai)
  • Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)
  • The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Ubisoft)
  • Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
  • Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)
  • DMC (Capcom)
  • The Last of Us (Sony
  • Metro: Last Light (Deep Silver)
  • Halo 4 (Microsoft)
  • God of War: Ascension (Sony)

Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio

  • Trying Oculus Rift for the first time. (Oculus)
  • MGS Revengeance – Senator boss fight (Capcom)
  • Bioshock Infinite – Hallelujah (2K)
  • Mass Effect 3 – Citadel DLC party (EA)
  • DMC – Bob Barbas boss fight (Capcom)
  • Dishonored – Lady Boyle’s Last Party (Bethesda)
  • Far Cry 3 – The Definition of Insanity (Ubisoft)
  • Hotline Miami – Chapter 8 (disco) (Devolver Digital)
  • The Walking Dead – The boy in the attic (Telltale)
  • Assassin’s Creed III – The Templar Twist (Ubisoft)
  • The Unfinished Swan – The King’s Dream (Giant Sparrow)
  • The Last of Us – Joel’s loss (Sony)
  • Tomb Raider – Radio Tower climb (Square Enix)
  • Dead Space 3 – A surprising death (EA)
  • Halo 4 – Cortana’s fate (Microsoft)

The YouTube Gamer Award

  • Yogscast
  • Ali A
  • Smooth McGroove
  • Francis
  • Fitzthislewitz
  • Tam McGleish (Gamewank)
  • Bitsocket

Where will your vote be placed? Let us know below.

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10 Comments

  1. VibraniumSpork

    For me, Game of the Year (from that list) would predictably have to be The Last Of Us, but I wouldn’t put Hotline Miami too far behind; played the hell out of that game and loved the story, art direction, soundtrack etc.

    Best Indie Game’s a tough one though; difficult to choose between (again) Hotline Miami, Gunpoint, Mark of the Ninja, State of Decay and Guacamelee! Great games all.

    Best Gaming Moment had to be TLOU’s opener – had me on the verge of tears.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CycloneFox

    I’m pretty disappointed, that Tales of Xillia is not nominated for anything at all, while Ni no Kuni is.

    No doubt, that Ni no Kuni is a good game, but Tales of Xillia may be the best JRPG of this gen, because firstly except for Xenoblade or Darksouls, there aren’t alot of good JRPGs in this gen and secondly, Xillia finally accomplished it to transform the genre into the next gen by adopting some influences from western RPGs, while still staying true to original JRPGs and also brings the graphics that are pretty much typical for JRPGs of its kind to the next level.
    (Other examples on the other hand lacked in at least one of these criteria)

    You may disagree with me in alot of points there, but altogether Xillia should earn more credit for what it accomplishes and is the only JRPG that keeps the right direction for the genre to be ressurected, while still satisfying the hardcore fans of the genre who don’t want to move anything about it at all.

    @games mentioned above: The last of us and Bioshock infinite are the two games of the year for me. Tomb Raider or DMC were good as well but not in the same class to get the title of GOTY. Metal Gear Rising is in a class of its own for many reasons. It should have been nominated much more.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Majora

    I voted for BioShock Infinite as GOTY, though I voted for Hotline Miami for several other categories (including best gaming moment, stage 8).

    @2 I started playing Xillia recently (I’m about 15 hours), and frankly as far as I have played, the game is good (it’s a classic Tales of), but in my opinion not as good as Vesperia or even Graces (again, I haven’t finished it yet, so maybe I’ll change my mind).

    And about Dark Souls, if it is indeed made by a Japanese studio, it’s clearly a W-RPG in terms of gameplay.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Fin

    Last of Us should sweep.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. CycloneFox

    @3: By definition, Dark Souls is a JRPG. I think you may have misread my post, or the thing, I want to point out didn’t come over. Darksouls for example is an RPG which has some western influences and is also influenced by classic games, when it comes to the art-style or story/world/characters-orchestration, but the gameplay is completely original and, because of that, Japanese. There is no western RPG with a similar gameplay structure, which is actually one of the reasons, why JRPGs should be preotected and supported.
    @the Xillia comparision: I agree with you when it comes to Graces. Graces is at least as good as Xillia when it comes to characters, story and orchestration. But for the same reason as for Xenoblade, it can sadly not be counted as a “real” next-gen JRPG (even Graces f) because it lacks the graphics (plain and simple). I don’t know how long it is ago, that you played Vesperia, but I played it just recently and, in my opinion, apart from the graphics Vesperia is the worst Tales of game, I ever played. I even had more fun with the new characters from Tales of Symphonia Dawn of a new World. Especially because of the poor orchestration, Vesperia was extremely boring in sequences and apart from apart from graphics, Vesperia brought nothing new (I know, suddenly graphics are not important again). Graces brought the well orchestrated 3D videos, Xillia does the same and brings better gameplay.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    Edited out. I’m a doofus.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. greengiant

    game of the year,bioshock infinite….most wanted,ps4….didnt play any indie games…..best newcomer,dishonored…didnt play any handhelds……..best platform,ps3…..best story telling,bioshock infinite…(special mentions,metro last light and dishonored)…tablet online and multi player,no votes for me here……innovation of the year,fuck all here to……studio of the year,arkane for the wonderful dishonored…..visual design,dishonored..(mentions to bioshock infinite and metro last light)…best gaming moment,hallelujah..bioshock infinite

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Biscuitpants

    the fact that one finger death punch didnt make the shortlist shows how weak the golden joystick awards is

    #8 2 years ago
  9. xxJPRACERxx

    WTF? There’s still a lot of upcoming games to play? It’s way to soon for this shit!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. fihar

    I personally think that Runner 2 should be there in the indies category.

    #10 2 years ago

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    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]