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Mugen Souls Z’s bath mini-game will be removed for western release

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 23:40 GMT By Ewan Miller

NIS America have confirmed to Siliconera that Mugen Souls Z’s bath mini-game will be the only cut content when the JRPG makes its way to western PS3s next year. The mini-game was cut from the previous Mugen Souls localisation as well and from a Youtube video, seems to involve placing bananas and other fruits on semi-naked young looking girls.

In the Japanese version of the game, the mini-game is required to receive some stat increases, while in the western release you’ll receive those stat increases for free once the mini-game would normally be unlocked.

If you fancy checking out what the cut content is, Youtube user Lenne Valkyrie seems to have documented the mini-game here. While it doesn’t technically feature explicit nudity, it isn’t safe for most places. Be warned.

Mugen Souls Z will be coming to the PS3 sometime next year in America and Europe.

Thanks, Siliconera.

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33 Comments

  1. Ireland Michael

    And Japan still wonders why they’re games don’t sell in the west?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Clupula

    Well, the first one was the only NISA game I refused to buy, due to the censorship, and I guess this one will be no different. For a niche company, you’d think they’d know they need every sale they can get and the low sales of the first one from people who refused to support censorship should have taught them a lesson.

    I guess it hasn’t. Won’t be buying this one either.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. FeaturePreacher

    @1
    I guess they need more violence to go along with the nudity like GTA V did. Then they’ll be raking in the dough.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @2 Or they could just… I don’t know… *not* litter their games with paedophilic undertones?

    Censorship? Please. This sort of content should be illegal.

    @3 What does violence have to do with this?

    I don’t care for overly violent games myself – excessive, gory violence will put me straight off most games. But even when it does exist, at least it sticks to adults. Context is everything.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Clupula

    @4 – “Censorship? Please. This sort of content should be illegal.”

    Uh, that’s actually the very definition of censorship.

    Lolis being molested is not exactly my thing, but if it’s in the game, it’s what the creators originally intended and it should be in there when localized. I won’t support removing things because they fear they might offend the delicate sensibilities of Western Puritans.

    Unless it’s actual children actually being molested, in which case, I’d very much be for it being stopped, people need to get over their inability to tell cartoon from reality.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dragon

    Yes. Murder, profanity, drugs, and *insert things here* are OK.
    But this, no.

    Its worse than murder. I hear you.

    “Lolis being molested is not exactly my thing, but if it’s in the game, it’s what the creators originally intended and it should be in there when localized. I won’t support removing things because they fear they might offend the delicate sensibilities of Western Puritans.

    Unless it’s actual children actually being molested, in which case, I’d very much be for it being stopped, people need to get over their inability to tell cartoon from reality.”
    +1
    Somehow people get up in arms about this, but what about all the shit that goes on TV and other mediums?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @6 Never said it was worse than anything else.

    Hey, if people want to indulge in their pre-pubescent child molesting fantasies, that’s their choice I guess. Just don’t be surprised when people try to keep them as far away from their children as possible.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. The_Red

    @4
    “This sort of content should be illegal.”

    So killing innocents and torturing in GTA5 is fine but this is bad? They are all FANTASY and as long that it stays that way, there is no difference between them. Cutting / removing either one is censorship and censorship is the only thing that should be illegal.

    EDIT: Ok, just watched the YouTube vid and wow, agree about it being troubling. That said, it is still a cartoon / fantasy and removing it would be censorship, regardless of how offensive it is.
    No sort of censorship is acceptable. Otherwise, why not move to countries like Iran and China to enjoy the infinite power of censorship for the “good of mankind”?

    #8 1 year ago
  9. fihar

    @6
    Because video games actively encourages you to participate in the activity itself.
    Society does have a harsher view on rapists and child molesters than on murderers though. Louie made a joke on this once.

    But NISA was right in this. As it stands, the mini-game itself exists purely as a fan-service and has absolutely no context within the game. If you don’t take any pleasure from these kinds of activities then I don’t see why you would be offended by this move.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    I find it somewhat humorous how peeole keep,bringing up the violence argument to me even though I’ve already said numerous times that I don’t consider violence any better.

    I’m okay with violence in games… IN CONTEXT. Pointless violence in games doesn’t even remotely interest me.

    Even if I thought it was more acceptable… one depicts adults, and the other depicts children. That is the one major issue I have with it. If those were fully developed women, I would still think it was crash and unclassy and pointless… but I wouldn’t actively have an issue with it.

    @9 Because they don’t get to feel up virtual pubescent girls, obviously.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. DSB

    I had to look that up on YouTube, and I’m kinda sorry I did. What the fuck is wrong with those guys?

    Somehow you’re a puritan if you don’t like diddling little girls? That’s not even close to what the word means. There’s a big difference between having a problem with sexualization in general, and having a problem with the sexualization of little girls.

    I don’t think most people have any problem seeing the disgusting aspect in doing something like that. Kids aren’t sexually developed and they can’t say no. It’s really that simple. So indulging in groping them, imagined or otherwise, is more than slightly fucked up.

    Maybe shooting a guy on the street during a bankrobbery or mowing down thousands of cops while protecting a drug shipment isn’t exactly noble, but it’s exciting on a level that’s pretty easy to understand for anyone. Breaking the rules, fighting for your life, making loud noises, showing everyone how powerful you are.

    On the other hand, if your idea of exciting is groping clueless children, there’s really something fundamentally wrong with you.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Solnem

    Actually, this is a less pornographic game. There are tons of games with even crazier things (with less rpg elements) that are going round in Japan. As sad as it may seem for many people, things like the one being censored in this game are the very essence of many games from Japan. And that’s a big selling point for such games. At least with Japan and fans outside of Japan.

    I think in general the problem is changing the original game by censoring it. While this kind of censorship might not break the game for most of the people, it does for many fans of Japanese animation and manga.

    It’s not that I hate the censoring in this game in particular, but censoring in general. It’s taking away the idea of the creator, making it a whole other experience from what the creator wanted it to be (not in every case of course). Even though it’s arguable if for example headshots or spilling blood in violent games take away the experience or idea of the creator. It’s up to each and every individual person to decide on that.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Clupula

    @11 – Ahem. Fiction. A bunch of polygons textured by hand drawn images. Not in any way real. Thank you.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. zinc

    ahem – freedom of speech. NOT actually a coverall excuse for porn. loli or otherwise.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Dragon

    @Michael,
    What is your favourite game? Can you name them?

    #15 1 year ago
  16. zinc

    ^ “Name it” or “What are your favorite games”

    GRAMMAR NAZI AWAY!

    P.s I hear its leisure suit larry btw.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @11 I’m aware. Like I said, those people can enjoy it all they want. I’ll just be making sure to keep them as far away from my children as possible.

    @15 Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, LittleBigPlanet 2, Portal 2.

    Those are probably my all time favourites. Hard to pick just one, why?

    #17 1 year ago
  18. JB

    @Clupula – Of course it`s censorship, but just look at the responses in this thread. The mini-game is far less than 1% of the full game, but the focus is all about that stoopid mini-game. If NIS America didn`t remove it, chances are the full game wouldn`t get released at all or get pulled shortly after release.

    NIS America explains their reasons here: http://nisamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=13487

    @Ireland Michael – “And Japan still wonders why they’re games don’t sell in the west?”

    That`s quite a bit out of proportion isn`t it? Judging the entire japanese gaming industry on a mini-game from a single developers game.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Panthro

    Psssshhh, shits not even animated… Im sure if a pedophile wanted to do anything to a virtual child there is plenty of other weird flash games and fan art that could allow them to do just that…

    I wont be buying it, not my kinda game… Buuuut that kind of stuff is in the japanese culture… and i guess our westen culture is pretty closed off when it comes to molesting a static picture with an apricot.

    It shouldnt be removed, I dont like cencorship even when it doesnt affect me… Its just a picture after all, I dont see how its ok for one region to have content that another cant, its silly.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @18 While this isn’t every single game, these creepy otaku elements dripping into Japanese media *have* become more common and invasive in recent years. Obviously it’s not all Japanese games, and I enjoy plenty of Japanese titles, but this sort of thing is simply never going to sell in any high regard or ever reach any sort of critical acclaim.

    For good reason. They’re appealing to a fucked up otaku mentality that most rational and same people are fairly repulsed by. Let’s not forget that “otaku” is a derogatory term in Japan. The country dislikes this sort of stuff just as much as the west does. Don’t assume this is somehow accepted in Japan. The laws there are becoming more and more strict regarding this sort of thing all the time.

    I actually enjoy Disgaea and NISA’s others SRPGs (Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom, etc.) a lot, but I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with the growing number of loli designs and innuendos appearing in their franchises, to the point where I’m tempted to drop them altogether. And there are far, far more offensive games.

    You’ll have to excuse me for being mildly repulsed by the portrayal of young girls being sexualised and molested. Its fucked up one way or the other, animated, static imagery or not.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Panthro

    yeah but its optional entertainment, Im sure if this wasnt an article you would have no idea that it even existed.

    I dont like sexualising minors, its wrong… So I dont watch or play stuff that does, So in 99.99999999% of my life I wont experience it so I am unaffected. As long as it has a decent classification so kids wont play it.., the japanese hentai culture fans can watch their stuff and be happy with it, is just a cartoon after all and its censored in areas that it definately should be.

    + most anime characters look like children anyway, especially in the kind of style the game creators have went with, they could be 18 for all I know, then it would be classed as legal to put a banana on their faces… Right?

    Again, optional entertainment ;)

    #21 1 year ago
  22. DSB

    @13 So pedophile fantasies are fine, as long as you’re using cartoon children to get your rocks off?

    Again: Nope!

    @19 “There’s worse content out there” also doesn’t make it less of a pedophile fantasy. That’s a completely nonsensical argument.

    And hiding behind culture is just pathetic. Children in Japan are no different than children anywhere else.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    @21 All entertainment is optional entertainment,. That doesn’t mean I have to like it.

    The only opinions allowed are positive ones?

    “+ most anime characters look like children anyway, especially in the kind of style the game creators have went with, they could be 18 for all I know, then it would be classed as legal to put a banana on their faces… Right?”

    Wrong. The intent is pretty damn clear. They could claim they were 500 and it still won’t change the fact of what they’re clearly displaying.

    @22 The commonly accepted attitude is that as long as a person doesn’t commit an actual crime, it’s okay for them to think about whatever they want. I personally don’t agree with that.

    If a guy gets off on this sort of thing, I can’t really do anything about it, but I sure as hell will make sure they don’t come without a mile of a single child that I know.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Panthro

    @24

    Well then instead of continuing to post on this article why don’t you leave your computer chair and go begin work on inventing a device that can censor peoples thoughts.

    You mind nazi.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/a3625a475c97da11bbd448640ff3ba5b/tumblr_mlmk2xUGBb1s3qq9bo1_250.gif

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 Oh please.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Panthro

    XD

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Legendaryboss

    What the hell happened here?

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Panthro

    Ireland Michael was just telling us how much of a big Hitler he is :D

    Just kidding ofcourse.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. DSB

    @23 I think it’s worrying that people can actually ignore what it represents. Groping a child in the bath. I mean, playing as a member of an SS Einsatztrup on the eastern front would hopefully sicken anyone, but being a pedo is somehow a point of pride if it’s imagined?

    Something tells me the number of people who are willing to defend this online is significantly larger than the people who would defend those scenes to anyone they were face to face with.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Panthro

    I’m not saying its right, I even said it was wrong somewhere up there in the mix ^

    I just don’t think it should be censored (edit -as in taken out of the game), as long as it has a mature classification people can play what they like.

    I wont be playing it.

    EDIT – had to clear up that censored bit ^
    It sounded like I wanted them to remove the steam and bubbles haahahhaa

    #30 1 year ago
  31. DSB

    @30 The reason why censorship is wrong in the vast majority of cases is because people value different things. One mans art is another mans trash, one mans freedom fighter is another mans terrorist. It’s also hard to support the argument that seeing a naked breast or hearing the word “Fuck” will damage anyone in any way. That’s just a case of moral bullying and conservative ideology.

    But if there ever was something that completely transcends an argument like that, I really think it would be something like pedophilia.

    Can you give me a single reason why groping children would somehow be of value to anyone? Should we as a society be tolerant of people who want to spend an afternoon diddling a cartoon child?

    Because that is also a valid question to ask in a society governed by laws. We value our expression, but we do set limits for things that simply aren’t acceptable. Libel, verbal harassment and threats are also examples of speech that isn’t protected under most definitions of freedom of expression.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. kingkelnar

    Censorship is a problem when it’s those who mix the fantasy with the real. Non-real (non)human characters being treated the same as real living human children.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s the pedo or the person advocating for the censorship. Such people aren’t thinking straight and are clearly detached from reality.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. fattahrider

    this whole cencorship thing leaves me with mixed feelings. why?
    well for one i feel removing a content out of a game when its supposed to have it give me a sense of incompleteness. makes me feel i played an incomplete game as whole. but then again removing this type of content was the right thing to do in my opinion. Kudos to NISA for making the right judgement.

    yes loli characters are cute. but this kind of content is no longer making them cute at all anymore. its sexualising them and that is a line that should never be crossed. EVER. i mean the of thing promotes pedophilia in a way. and before you all start flaming me, let me explain. pedophilia is a mental disease or disorder that makes the person feel aroused when they are around children whom they deem as their sex objects or sex icons. but pedophilia does not simply randomly occur in an individual. it is sparked off by an event that leaves a great impact in that person’s said mind. for example, this game content that was removed. different ppl have different reactions to this kind of thing. some are extremely appalled and disgusted. while some will be like “meh”. but for some, it may start something in their mind. its like a seed was planted in their mind. and this causes the person insatiable curiousity, making the said person find and research and whatnot to feed the seed, making it grow larger and larger until it finally blooms, turning individual into what you know as your modern day pedophile.
    why am i talking like a psychologist? thats because i am one.so those ppl who thinks that this kind of thing is okay,its not.

    well enough about that. for me i will still buy the game as i have always supported NISA and i aínt stopping just because some measly content was cut off. and the other reason was i have always loved rpgs since i was 4. all my games collections are all rpgs. so i must play this game irregardless of the removed content. it aint the first game that i played where content was removed and it sure aint gonna be the last either.

    #33 1 year ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kojima Station show suspended

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

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

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