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Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer – more for the Warzone

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Do anything, kill anyone. Killzone: Shadow Fall follows the current multiplayer trend of allowing you to alter content as you wish. Patrick Garratt gets shot-up in Guerrilla’s Warzone.

“We really wanted a game that evolves with the community, that listens to the community, that changes over time according to what the community wants.”

Killzone’s multiplayer can get overlooked. It’s easy to focus on the shooter’s more obvious story elements, but it’s silly to ignore a mature online component, especially now we’re entering an era of always-on, privacy-waiving gaming. Shadow Fall, the first Killzone game for PS4, is definitely where you should start paying attention.

Eric Boltjes, lead designer, showed off Shadow Fall’s multiplay in Cologne this summer, and highlighted the team’s three main goals when putting the latest effort together: easy access, depth of gameplay and future content.

“Is doesn’t matter if you buy it day-one or come in a year later; we want you to be able to just jump in and have fun,” he said, “but we do want gameplay you can master, gameplay you can get better at.”

He added: “We really wanted a game that evolves with the community, that listens to the community, that changes over time according to what the community wants.”

To make Shadow Fall easy to jump into, all abilities and weapons have been unlocked from the start.

“You don’t have to grind for hundreds of hours to get the weapon you want,” said Boltjes. But, just in case you want to grind for hundreds of hours anyway (who doesn’t?), Guerrilla’s added a Challenge system instead of the more usual XP-based time system of progression. The Challenges are tailored towards the different play-styles, and there are over 1,500 at launch.

Completing Challenges does more than levelling your character; they also unlock improvements. You can specialise in various types of weapons, for example, adding new scopes and attachments. And you get visual rewards for your Player Card, such as badges for being a decent medic or sniper.

Classes play an important part in Shadow Fall, which is generally more tactical than your average console FPS.

“This time we’ve tailored the three different classes to very specific types of play-style,” says Boltjes. “For example, the Scout is for the player that wants to strike from the shadows: short range and very long range. He has specific abilities and specific weapons tailored to that type of play-style. We also have the Assault, a run-and-gun front-line type of guy. Lastly we have the Support, who is all about team-play. He has the ability to spawn beacons, ammo boxes and so on. His weapons are medium range.”

While classes have been tweaked for Shadow Fall, it’s the creation of Warzones, custom games, that has the potential to make Guerrilla’s latest stand out.

Warzones are extensively customisable, to a similar level of Assassin’s Creed 4′s GameLab: you can change pretty much everything. You can specify weapons, types of permitted kills, classes, and whatever else you like, stacking modes end-to-end with varying time constraints or score limits. With eight play modes in total, the amount of variety is stupefying. You can do anything, including making it ranked or unranked or ranking it only on specific actions, such as completing headshots. It’s up to you.

As with AC4, multiplayer mode creations are shareable, allowing other players to get involved instantly.

“Guerrilla’s created a whole bunch of Warzones that we like, the official Warzones, but we’re really anxious to see what the community’s going to do with them,” said Boltjes.

Popular or interesting playlists will be featured on the game’s front-page, giving more creative players some deserved recognition.

The game ships with ten levels, but “post-launch we want to release a lot more maps and content,” said Boltjes. “The good thing about this is that all these post-launch maps are free. We’re also going to release custom Warzone options and other types of expansion packs as well, to keep the community alive and to give the community what they want.”

Clan support is coming, and there’s identity customization and “much more” Boltjes doesn’t have time to talk about. He wanted us to get on and play.

We took on two different Warzones against Guerrilla team members in Amsterdam. The second was more memorable, consisting of four different play-types stacked together to show how the system works in its entirety. Each team was attacking, defending and holding points in stages based on timers and other criteria. While waiting to games to start, I flicked through the amount of variables on offer: there were a lot, even within the constraints of the Warzone. You could alter all of your weapons and gear, although, again, this can be fixed should you wish. The map itself was multi-levelled and featured safe spawning areas at the back protected by forcefield curtains. You could spawn further up the map if Support class players had dropped the appropriate kit.

The match went on for some time. My team eventually lost. While it’s likely there are going to be questions of the general speed of play (after CoD et al, it’s probably safe to describe the pace of Shadow Fall’s multiplayer as “contemplative”), it’s the variety that stands out. It’s a lot easier to stay interested when the mode switches from deathmatch to domination to CtF every five minutes and you’re constantly swapping classes and gear.

There’s so much to fiddle with here. You should take a look for the same reason Assassin’s Creed 4′s multiplayer shouldn’t be ignored: it’s huge. And, luckily, it appears to be fun. It certainly kept a group of boss-eyed journalists happy for an hour on a gruelling gamescom afternoon.

Killzone: Shadow Fall is a PlayStation 4 launch title.

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27 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    I can understand why MS didn’t have a shooter ready for launch.

    This has to go up against COD & BF4 multiplyer. It’s going to get buried, even if it’s the better game.

    I would have thought Infamous would have been a better launch title, then save this for after the COD / BF war had died down.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. VibraniumSpork

    @1 Have to agree. As far as next-gen FPS go this is very much David vs. Goliath…except here are there are two Goliath’s and they’ve both practiced shit-kicking for a thousand years.

    I thought Killzone: Mercenary on the Vita was a great primer for Shadowfall though; it definitely reVitalised (heh) my interest in the franchise enough to pre-order it for the PS4 launch. But then, how many people overall can the Vita really bring to the table?

    To make this shift they really need to announce that PS4 Killzone bundle for more Western territories. This late in the day though that’s starting to feel less and less likely.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    @2

    Im hoping to grab a PS4 on launch although I never pre-order. Im hoping my local independant gamestore will have 1 or 2 extra on launch day (they usually do).

    A Killzone bundle would be perfect for me as i’m assuming most people will buy the stand alone console.

    I have a feeling BF4 is going to be a bit lacklustre on next gen consoles. 60fps but maybe locked at 720p or 900p?

    COD is bound to do well though, as per usual.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. torjs99

    i’ll be buying killzone. you can keep cod and bf4.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    With BF4 possibly not being what it should be and CoD now too fast for me I’m quite interested in this too. It’ll be the best looking for sure and with 60fps promised for MP and no aim assist I reckon it could still do well.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. VibraniumSpork

    3@ I’m sure you’re right about stock levels – seems like both companies are keen to have product on shelves alongside or shortly after the pre-orders have been sold.

    I’m not much for COD, but I have played Battlefield regularly this gen with a tight group of mates. We’ve all kind of agreed to give Killzone a good go – both SP and MP – for a few weeks at PS4 launch, just to mix it up. As great as the new BF looks it does still feel a little bit familiar and in all reality once I pick it up I probably won’t put it down for a good few months ^_^

    #6 2 years ago
  7. viralshag

    Impress me with the new DS4 this weekend and release a KZ bundle, then I will cancel my XB1 and get a PS4 at launch.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @8

    Eurogamer?

    I can’t go this year. :(

    Can you do a hands-on in the forum section if poss?

    Mainly:

    Graphics, pad comparison, etc…?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dendroball

    @6 If you’re talking about graphics limitations regarding the BF4 console version, I would say at least BF4 multiplayer involves huge maps, 64 players, dynamic destruction/events and vehicle warfare which is definetely a lot more ambitious and demanding than a relatively common multiplayer experience supported by KZ (small maps, , 24 players max., no vehicles and not much destruction).

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @10
    Oh yeah I realise that, been BF over CoD for me for years. I don’t have much faith in the PS4 version they are going to put out though.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. VibraniumSpork

    @10 Can’s speak for DrDamn but aren’t you at least a little fatigued by BF (and COD)? Familiarity breeds contempt and all that.

    I love Battlefield, don’t get me wrong, but I’m looking forward to a change of pace and scene with Killzone’s futuristic gadgets/perks and sci-fi trimmings. Even though it’s a franchise it still maintains it’s own strong sense of style and individuality which I’d credit as being slightly more ambitious than just another (albeit enjoyable) iteration of the Modern Warfighter experience.

    There’s room for KZ, COD, BD and Titanfall all on one shelf. Just wish there was enough time to evenly spread between them >_<

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    @12
    Yeah there’s certainly an element of that too. I’d still take BF over CoD, but I think KZ:SF will feel fresher and have a SP campaign I’d bother with too. Liking the openness of the levels and flexibility in approach. Have no time for CoD SP and what BF SP has become. Loved the BFBC SP campaign but it went rapidly downhill as they tried to become more CoD.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    It looks fucking horrible for the next gen game. I’m sure as hell that it was a PS3 title before and only than it was ported over to PS4 and they added a lot of effects otherwise I can’t understand how the fuck they created a title that looks… blergh..’

    http://www.cinemablend.com/images/gallery/s56689/Killzone__Shadow_Fall_13711356908358.jpg

    this game does not know that bump-mapping, self-shadowing and SSAO exist and these sexy 2D sprite trees. So much next gen.

    or they know that these effects exist and they just wanted to try to run it in 30 frames per second with 1080p… =/

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Riseer

    @1,@2 I bought the Killzone/1 year of Ps Plus bundle.COD is pure crap on a stick.BF4 will be awesome,but i think KZ SF will be much much better then COD and it will give BF4 a run for its money.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Riseer

    @14 I wouldn’t go by that screenshot those effects can be added in after optimization.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lv01

    i dont have a shooter preordered for launch day…
    i was always leaning toward BF4 after that E3 trailer, and THAT building coming down………….
    but ive only had a quick dabble in BF3 up to now in the series, and have previously been a CoD player.
    BF4 looks to have more appeal to me than Ghosts, but this KZ entry has always looked interesting. its beautiful, and the more i read about it, the more my interest grows. the fact that its slower than the others might even start to sway me.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Riseer

    @11,theirs already a video out with the Ps4 version running at 60fps 1080p in MP,and the guy that was playing it said the textures looked really good.

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/08/22/hands-on-battlefield-4-on-ps4/

    #17 2 years ago
  18. viralshag

    @9 Yeah but I’m only there on Saturday this year. I did get my tickets through Virgin though so I get the slightly earlier entry which I’m hoping will give me time to get my hands on the next-gens as I imagine they will be packed out.

    I will try and do some sort of write up if I get time.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. monkeygourmet

    @19

    Thanks! I still have my ‘free’ Onlive console from a few years back! :)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @18
    Thanks to that. Let’s see what resolution it ends up at. That US blog post says they still haven’t confirmed it yet in the Q&A in the comments.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. viralshag

    @20, Was a good show that year. I was pretty hungover at the time if I remember correctly. I’m pretty sure I played one or two games, got an over-priced hotdog and then paid a rather attractive lady some money for a massage at the “healing hands” stand they had set up.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Sanwiches

    Oh Erthazuz. Keep moaning in your corner, you never-satisfied asshole.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Javinator

    Unbelievable! I thought this was “Next Gen”?
    You still can NOT change your Username!

    http://www.examiner.com/article/psn-id-change-on-ps4-very-complex-sony-not-replacing-psn-ids
    ———————–
    PSN ID change on PS4 ‘very complex’, Sony not replacing PSN IDs

    September 22, 2013

    Those who have outgrown their current PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita username will be sad to learn that you may be stuck with it for another console generation – well, unless you create an entirely new account. On Sept. 20 during an interview with Game Informer, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s worldwide studios, spoke on the topic of PS4 usernames and PSN IDs.

    As many are aware, the PlayStation 4 will allow you to have your real name attached to your profile and account – though one can adjust who can see their name and limit it to strictly friends. When it comes to changing your PSN ID, Shuhei Yoshida acknowledges that it is a common request and wishes it was something the company could say yes to. However, it seems that doing so is “very technically complex” and it may not be offered.

    While speaking with Game Informer, Yoshida was asked the following question:

    We heard Sony is giving users the option to use their real name in place of their PSN IDs. Does this require users to change their PSN ID?

    He replied, “We are not replacing [PSN IDs], but we are adding another option for people to input their own real name. They have some control of how their real name is exposed to everyone or friends. It’s actually a common question that I’ve been asked is ‘Can I change my PSN ID?’ That’s a very common request, and I wish we could say ‘Yes, you can”, but it’s very technically complex.”

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Javinator

    And on top of that, it crashes alot:
    https://twitter.com/yosp/statuses/382351919668146176

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Fin

    @26

    If there’s one thing that’s an indication of a system’s quality, it’s the performance of pre-alpha third party game running on development hardware six months before release.

    Also, changing your username isn’t really a “next-gen” feature.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. stretch215

    This looks good, but it doesn’t hold a candle to bf4.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. machy

    KZ has it”s own dedicated fan base

    http://www.killzone.com/kz/performance_fullwarstats.psml?kz_user_id=mach-zero

    #27 2 years ago

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    Connectivity issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection have lead to the cancellation of one of the game’s eSports tournaments. Cup #1 of the second season of the Halo Championship Series is an online cup that relies on The Master Chief Collection’s party/invite system to function. 343 has had to cancel that cup over the […]

  • There are no loading screens in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not show you any loading screens, unless you fast travel. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a massive game with plenty of regions, towns and buildings. But according to developer CD Projekt RED, going through this world will be seamless, without a hint of a loading screen. Speaking to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lets you customise characters’ genders, even in the campaign

    For the first time in a Call of Duty campaign, Black Ops 3 will let players pick the gender of their characters. Treyarch is bringing a lot of customisation options to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This extends to the game’s campaign, which we know will support up to four players in co-op. Customising […]

  • New Dirt game pops up on Steam Early Access for £25

    Codemasters Dirt series has moved to Steam’s Early Access and is available to buy today for £24.99. The last entries in the series were released on consoles but Dirt Rally is exclusive to PC at this stage. The game launches with 17 cars and 36 stages with more free content promised. Here’s some of the […]

  • Dying Light dev tools to add custom models, multiplayer support

    Techland will continue to add more support to Dying Light’s developer tools. A brief video highlights incoming updates including terrain creation and editing, importing custom models and multiplayer support. Dying Light developer tools were released at the start of the month and allow players to create their own maps and stories before sharing them via […]

  • How to improve Battlefield 4′s community jungle map

    There’s a lot of chatter about how to make BF4′s community jungle map better. Once suggestion is to make more of a feature out of the waterfall, according to Reddit user xpc_absol. Our man Westie considers that and runs with it, looking at how it would change objectives and interaction with the map itself – […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight lets you play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman – trailer

    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]