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“I want to see Half-Life 3″: Pitchford wants Valve’s resources to be spent on games, not hardware

Monday, 30 September 2013 16:39 GMT By Dave Cook

Half-Life 3 wasn’t announced last week, and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford isn’t too pleased. He’s shared his thoughts on Valve’s new SteamOS and Steam Box announcements in a new interview.

Speaking with GI.biz, Pitchford reflected on Valve’s announcements, and lamented the company’s focus on hardware and services, instead of games like Half-Life 3.

“There has been some understanding for some time that Valve was looking at some angles in this direction,” he began, “so I imagine there was some curiosity and, with just a few folks, perhaps some concern about what they might show up with. I imagine that if I was in a key seat at one of the first parties, after hearing this news, I would probably exhale a bit and imagine that I don’t really have anything I have to worry myself about too much coming from this direction for a while.

“If I had a seat at either Sony or Microsoft, depending on which seat I was sitting in, of course, I would probably also be feeling a tiny bit better about my own decisions when I think about how I’m feeling about what I perceive Valve’s reasons and decisions to be here.”

Valve’s controller has certainly piqued Pitchford’s interest however. He continued, “I want to fiddle around with their controller. I’m curious what spectrum of propositions will be made with the specific machine offerings, but am sceptical that something will appear that leads me to think it’s a good decision to replace my PC.

“Maybe that’s not their aim – we’ll all learn more soon. But the burden to add an additional thing beyond the PC I am likely to keep is pretty high, so we’ll see if any of their machines can get me there if their intent is that these are dedicated Steam OS machines.”

Like many of you out there, Pitchford wanted Half-Life 3, not hardware. He concluded, “I want to see Half-Life 3 or other exciting and big and original offerings from these guys who are amongst the best in the world at crafting interactive entertainment and are resourced better than anyone. As long as Steam and Valve are one entity, I am always going to feel uneasy that attention and resources towards the platform is distracting attention and resources away from the entertainment they could (should?) be creating.

“I guess I am just a greedy gamer who wants to be blown away playing more of the best, new video games in the world, so I selfishly want to know that the incredible talent at Valve is spending 100 percent of their mindshare building new video games!”

What did you make of Valve’s big announcements? Did you want to see a game reveal rather than SteamOS, the Steam Box line and the Valve’ controller? Let us know below.

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28 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    3 questions below = Half Life 3 confirmed.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. VibraniumSpork

    http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/311/924/234.jpg

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    They should just outsource it to another dev team…

    Meow!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. _LarZen_

    Personally I am more excited for Steam OS and the Steam Machines then I would be for Half Life 3.

    I think this is a important step for PC gaming to reach more people that love games but have felt the change from console to a PC environment have been to high.

    Now (hopefully) with a Steam Machine (of your choice) one can play games at a higher fidelity but still have that console experience so many enjoy.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    I’d be pretty surprised if Sony or Microsoft were that worried to begin with.

    At best they were looking at a shot across the bow.

    But yeah, I’m more excited about the Steam Machine too. HL3 has been hyped so much it’ll have to be a disappointment.

    I had kinda the same feeling about Portal 2 and that obviously blew me away, but…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. fearmonkey

    I want to see a new Source engine demo at least. Half-life 2 took a long time to develop and come out and it was a showstopper when released. I hope that Half-life 3 is the same. I am surprised no left for dead 3, new counterstrike, teamfortress, etc.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    X1> SPEEM OS

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Pitts

    Sure, I’d like to play it. But their current focus seems a heck of a lot more big picture than making some new game. I don’t blame them for putting it on the back burner for so long.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. _LarZen_

    Am I the only one who have played with the thought that Valve could bundle HL3 with a Steam Machine. And have it timed exclusive for Steam OS.

    That would be a act of genius…

    #9 2 years ago
  10. UuBuU

    Sure ~ why bother releasing innovative and exciting hardware when you can just release a sequel to one of the most overrated games of all time

    #10 2 years ago
  11. broketm

    I don’t think SteamOS is aimed to compete with the Xbox One or PS4. I believe Valve wants to show that not only can you do “PC gaming” from your sofa, you don’t need a expensive OS license and hardware to do so.

    Browsers have shown that if people get a choice, they will try and stay with a arguably better alternative. So far a PC Gamer has no such choice, it’s Windows with all it’s flaws or a console. If SteamOS has a successful launch, it’s better for PC gaming in general as Microsoft will have to try harder aswel to keep gamers buying a (OEM) version of Windows.

    I for one welcome the option of a dedicated PC gaming device without Windows on it.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DSB

    @11 Absolutely, but then Microsofts stroke of genius is also that they’ve been a mostly benevolent dictator. They’ve kept most of their dirty dealings out of the news.

    The devil’s greatest trick was convincing people he didn’t exist and all that :)

    SteamOS won’t be a viable alternative to Windows though, and it’s gonna be handcuffed to Windows for the forseeable future.

    I think it’s very interesting that Nvidia apparently thought it was important enough to act on, so I’m not pessimistic going forward. It’ll just obviously be a while before we arrive at a true independent gaming OS.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. spazman

    half life is the greatest FPS franchise ever made so far. Steam is a library – a tool, along with that fucked up controller, just a distraction to the main business at hand.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. rusty_shackleford

    And Borderlands fans wanted Borderlands 2 to not have $130+ dollars of DLC.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Kreion

    @10

    Because you stopped your series half-way through for no good reason? And only the controller is innovative – Steamboxes are not in and of themselves. I mean they are literally just PC’s…innovation right? -.-

    #15 2 years ago
  16. UuBuU

    @15 The absence of another Half-Life game is no great loss to gaming. Mediocre series at best.

    And yes ~ I would consider bringing the PC gaming experience to the living room quite innovative. It’s sure as hell a lot more exciting than the so called next gen consoles with their crappy gimmicks

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DSB

    @15 I guess they should’ve annualized it huh? :P

    Personally I respect the fact that Valve doesn’t release sequels until they’re good and ready. The only fly in the ointment so far is L4D2 which was and is terrible.

    The way they’re set up, they’ll discard any halfmade game they’re working on if it turns out to be less than good. I think it took them something like two or three tries to arrive at Team Fortress 2, and it seems to me like they made the right decision.

    I was thrilled when I saw previews of the initial military-style build, and I was pretty disappointed when it disappeared with not as much as a “Fuck you” – but arguably what they ended up with is so much better.

    All good things come to those who wait. In the meantime why not enjoy some AssCreed and EA Sports and CoD.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. vampyren

    Totally agree, this project wont make the cut anyway specially with PS4 + XB1 on the corner. As all other so called consoles that are going to be the next big thing this is nothing more than a PC with a new controller but sorry not interested. Give me HL3 and i will buy it. Stick to what you are good at!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lounds

    Heizenburg is that you?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    It’s Heisenberg.

    http://youtu.be/dy_DASt7hDs

    #20 2 years ago
  21. TheWulf

    I couldn’t disagree more. Valve hasn’t ever done a bad thing, regardless of their focus. I remember when people were freaking out about Steam, and that turned out to be one of the best things to happen to the PC (indie support and the Workshop et al).

    Then they focused on getting support to other platforms, like Linux and OS X, and that worked out well too. You could buy a game and own it across all platforms. And then there was the Big Picture mode, which is really great if you’ve got a computer hooked up to a TV.

    And yeah, Valve has some pretty great games, too. A lot of that though is that they’re one of those ‘mainstream mutants’ I talk about. They’re a privately owned developer and they tend to do their own thing, regardless of whether it would actually be popular or not. They take risks. See: Portal and Team Fortress 2.

    That’s what makes Valve… well, Valve!

    I wouldn’t have them any other way. I want them to be this crazy hackerspace, rife with creativity and new ideas, ready to shift all of the paradigms. They remind me of Google in that respect. …a lot of Google in that respect.

    See, Google is a hackerspace, too. So you have crazy ideas coming out of it like Google Glass and self-driving cars (which are consumer-ready today). Whilst people wouldn’t buy those things today, they might be ready by around 2020, when the rest of the world has caught up with Google. So Google is always working on these ‘future projects.’

    Valve is a very Google-like company.

    So Valve can continue to be crazy and do whatever they like, and I’ll watch with interest. This is how they need to be, like I said, they’re a creative hackerspace. We wouldn’t have any of the interesting things they’ve created, otherwise.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. TheWulf

    @12

    I think you’re wrong, there. After Windows 8, I believe both PC users and PC builders are looking for an alternative. Here’s the funny thing, though: If Valve helps out with open source projects to create a DX 11 compatibility layer for Linux via Wine, one with around 90 per cent accuracy for around the time of launch of SteamOS…

    Well, let’s just say that this provides PC builders with a Windows 8 alternative which is likely completely free to them and more attractive to their customers, because they know all their customers hate Windows 8.

    I could actually see this as the future. You just have to be more forward-looking and aware of what’s going on.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Lounds

    L4D2 was graphically an improvement but the VS mode lost its competitiveness L4D was so much fun “NO DON’T USE YOUR MED KIT” (only can see B&W) lol

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TheWulf

    @10

    Pretty much. The only reason for Half-Life was to tide them over until Steam was bringing in enough money for them to do what they wanted to. I’ve mentioned this before, but Valve is a rather special company, because as a privately owned company by Gabe Newell, their agenda isn’t always ‘the most profit in the most efficient way.’

    Gabe clearly has his own ideas about what he wants to do with Valve and he doesn’t have to answer to anyone in that environment, there aren’t any shareholders to dictate terms to him, thus Valve isn’t forced into developing Half-Life 3. When they start running low on money they may actually put their foot down and get it out the door, but considering that they’re currently very stable I can’t see it happening soon.

    See, the mainstream looks at Valve and expects another Half-Life game. As consumers, they believe that they’re entitled to it, and that it’s Valve’s job to provide. Sure, that’s true with publically traded companies, because they just want to get stuff out there for the mainstream to consume in order to appease their shareholders.

    Valve can do whatever the heck they like.

    And more power to them!!

    I’m actually glad that Half-Life 3 isn’t an immediate concern for them, because it means they haven’t changed. They’re developing HL3 in an almost hobbyist way, with no need to get it out the door because profits. So they’re taking their time, and focusing more on projects which may yield nothing, or may change the nature of gaming forever.

    For that, they’re definitely one of the most interesting companies out there. I continue to be intrigued by them and I love hearing about what crazy thing they’re going to do next — because they can.

    I hope Valve never stops being Valve.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DSB

    @22 Hence why I’m not pessimistic. But if it was easy to do, they would’ve done it already.

    It was my hope that they wouldn’t launch until they had.

    But if Nvidia are serious about getting involved, then things will really start to move.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Lounds

    @24 very true. Look how long we waited for the HL mod remake and it was amazing.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. RageOfThorn

    Heres the big question, who gives a rats pink ass what Randy and company think anyway. He can talk games and judge other companies when he actually makes a decient game.

    My advice, stop worrying about HL3, and concentrate a bit more on your own assets. How’d it go with aliens?

    Devs seem to fear innovation and change, and aside from boarderlands this guys projects didnt bode well this gen. I would wait 15 years longer for HL3 if it ment it wouldn’t EVER turn out like Duke Nukem Forever did.

    Sorry Pitchford, your opinion means nothing to me at this point.

    I actually am impressed with Valve at this point, taking their time, daring to innovate in a market that could go stale if changes don’t occur.

    Im excited for Steam machines, and lovd the concept of the Steam controller as well. If HL3 turns out better for the wait, so be it.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Telepathic.Geometry

    Ha ha, fuck Randy Pitchford. I guess he’s a nice guy one-to-one, but everything he says is 100% PR. If he’s saying this, it’s because somehow it’s good for his company, and that’s it.

    I think affable guys like Randy who appear to be into gaming and are good speakers make the perfect corporate spokespeople, because people don’t remember that they are selling something.

    After all of his bullshit about Duke Nukem and Aliens, I don’t know how anyone would trust this lying corporate mouth-piece. I’d love to know his real opinion, but that will never happen.

    #28 2 years ago

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  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

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

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]