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Ryse: Son of Rome screenshots show swordplay, shield bashing

Thursday, 7 November 2013 18:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ryse: Son of Rome is set to launch alongside Xbox One on November 22, and today, Crytek has released a new batch of screenshots as well as another look at the box art. Gaze upon the lot below.

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44 Comments

  1. Nephilimator

    Good idea to only show screens instead of gameplay footage.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. POOhead

    @1 gta 5 did the same thing…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ps4fanboy

    dead rising 3 looks better than this to me

    #3 1 year ago
  4. DrDamn

    I think this looks like the best X1 game in technical terms at launch. Really cohesive and polished. Completely not my thing game wise but very nice graphically.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. UuBuU

    @1 The gameplay is beyond awful. The visuals are the only selling point, so it makes sense to only show screenshots and cinematic trailers.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Djoenz

    @5
    Can you back that up? Opinion is opinion. I”ll wait for the solid reviews.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Opalauge

    @6

    No he can’t and the first previews proof him wrong.

    @1

    Gamplay footage has been posted yesterday!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. UuBuU

    @6 I can just tell from all the footage i’ve seen so far that the gameplay will be terrible. But if you want the opinion of someone who’s actually played the game:

    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/ryse_son_of_rome/b/xboxone/archive/2013/11/06/ryse-son-of-rome-is-as-fun-as-dialing-phone-numbers.aspx

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Djoenz

    lmao I knew it talking BS. Also previews dont mean shit. I need me some solid reviews then we’ll talk.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. UuBuU

    @9 That gameinformer preview is as honest an opinion as you’ll find about the game from game journalists.

    Most will be paid to give it good reviews, or they’ll let the impressive visuals cloud their judgement as they rush out a review on launch.

    For a common monkey like you, impressive visuals and a 9/10 from IGN will be enough. Gamers with taste and experience will see Ryse for what it really is – trash.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. bobnice

    @1 unless you havent been paying attention this week. There are tons on new gameplay videos, big 5 minute – 10 minutes gameplay previews on IGN, Gamespot, Gametrailers, Rev3games with adam sessler, and escapist…all within the last 2 days. There was even a preview video posted here on VG247 yesterday, why so critical?

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Dendroball

    @10 This game is trash ! How dare you monkeys like a game I don’t like ! Every game review outlets are being paid except the ones I agree with !

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Djoenz

    @10
    You are too quick to bash. Im a Sony fanboy tbh but you just eager to find shit to bash about.

    Previews are glorified demos. 2 hours of gaming doesnt mean shit. For all we know chapter 1 is a failure but might pick up later on and maybe have the best ending ever.

    Its about the whole package.

    I’ll wait for reviews. Until then you are just talkin bollocks.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    The game definitely looks pretty but I have seen enough game play and played every single Crytek game to know what it will be which is all flash, no gameplay. The Crysis series has that problem so somehow they went and focused on gameplay? Suuuuure.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Djoenz

    New IP man they better dont fuck this up.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Super Girevik

    Several users seem to loath this game, targeting the gameplay as the main culprit. But just to even things out a bit, didn’t Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls have gameplay that revolved around quick-time events? I’m assuming the main selling point for BTS was the story and it’s characters. Maybe Ryse will have an engaging story ;)

    As for Gameinformer’s critique on Ryse, don’t forget that quite a few reviewers rated Beyond: Two Souls below average. Actually when you look at the list of reviews, you have some high scores and some low scores. That should remind us how different our opinions can be.

    Making a personal choice dependent on another person’s own personal preferences reveals a lack of confidence in our own judgement.

    For me personally, while the visuals are truly impressive, this is not my cup of tea.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Djoenz

    @16
    I dont think its a lack of confidence in my own judgement when I base my purchases on reviews.

    Like everyone was like wow uncharted this and that but I never fell for the hype until I saw some reviews and gameplay and bought it super cheap.

    I like to research before I purchase a game. I didnt do it with Dead Rising 2 and oh boy I was disappointed as fuck.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @16

    I don’t think Beyond and Ryse are in the same field. They are completely different demographics. Quantum Dream is all about telling a story to its audience. That is not the case here with Ryse. Ryse would be more comparable to Arkham series.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Super Girevik

    @17

    So if 5 out of 10 reviews give it a thumbs up, who do you believe? If one reviewer, for example, says COD:Ghosts has the best maps in the series and another says the complete opposite, who do you believe?

    Reviews can be helpful but I think at the end of the day, you have to be able to see a game for yourself and make the call. Youtube and Twitch are great tools for getting a real view of what a game is all about.

    That’s my point of view.

    EDIT: Just noticed you mentioned how with Uncharted you did your own research by watching some reviews and actual gameplay videos.

    So in that case, you didn’t rely soley on the reviews. You used your own judgement while watching videos and the reviews were used to compliment your own research.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Djoenz

    @19
    Hell yeah sorry forgot to mention Im an avid youtuber sometimes.
    I love gameplay vids of genuine ppl on youtube. Amazing stuff sometimes although some ppl man damnzz.

    EDIT: You’re a cool dude man. Its refreshing. Hope you stick at VG247. (not starting a bromance or anything)

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Super Girevik

    @19

    But the gameplay is still rather poor, isn’t it? If you detest quick-time events, you detest quick-time events.

    Story is a different topic.

    Just to be clear, I’m not implying Ryse and Heavy Rain or Beyond: Two Souls should be compared as a whole. I was just referring to their gameplay, which is what people are talking about here.

    @20

    Twitch is really good too.

    Btw, you some like a cool dude yourself 8)

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @21

    Yeah and? Batman is built upon those QTE through gameplay.

    Beyond Two souls is a modernized point and click adventure so you know what you are expecting especially with Quantum Dreams history of games. Without QTE there would be no game it would be like watching a CG film. Ryse is not trying to be that if they were than their marketing, interviews, etc are showing something completely different. I have yet to see anything related to plot though then again Crytek’s history with plot…

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Super Girevik

    @22

    I personally don’t have anything against quick-time events (QTE). But aren’t QTE the main complaint against Ryse’s gameplay?

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    Not just QTE but the lack of depth of combat. QTE just exaggerate the issue since its the most obvious to point out.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. bradk825

    I am growing a little weary of comments based on the unfinished build shown at E3, but on the other hand that wouldn’t happen if they hadn’t been dumb enough to show an unfinished build at E3 instead of just a video or something.

    It has mixed reviews on the gameplay, and it’s not the QTE fest many people think it is. In the end, for me, if the gameplay is at least “acceptable” it comes down to the storytelling. If that’s good, it’ll be a good game. If the storytelling doesn’t measure up I’ll find it disappointing.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    I hadn’t realized that people that played it this week were playing the E3 build. Wanna try that again?

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Super Girevik

    @24

    Thanks for pointing that out. I really haven’t kept up to date with Ryse since it’s doesn’t call my attention. But with so much bad publicity via the comment sections, I’m intrigued to do a little investigation on this game.

    After all, it can’t be all bad :)

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @27

    People said the same thing about Colonial Marines :P

    #28 1 year ago
  29. bradk825

    @26 Thanks for being a dick. I made no comment about people who played it this week. Fuck, I just got here and you’re jumping down my throat. Is that how you deal with people normally? You must so well-liked.

    Those who played it this week can feel free to say what they want. I am referring to people who make comments about the gameplay they saw from E3, which is still happening in forums with frequency. As for people who played this week, reviews are indeed mixed. Some like it, some don’t. Fair is fair.

    So nice though to be able to come and say what I think without being afraid that some nutsack is going to be way too eager to fight and argue over one part of it.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @29

    Ahh I see so your comment had nothing to do with the actual thread of comments. My bad.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Opalauge

    So where is the problem (expect the fact, that the opinions from the previews are mixed and are based on the easy mode)?!
    This is a Hack’n'Slay and the combat system is based on the “easy to learn and hard to master” philosophy.
    Will it work? No one knows yet.

    So wich game is an icon in this genre? Yes…God of War. Is the combat system of God of War deep? Fuck NO!!! You can beat every single God of War Game with “Sqare, Square, Square and hold Triangle” only using the Chaos Blades…the rest ist QTE. Every other weapon or combo in theese games is completly useless (except the moments when the developers force you to use them, cuz they realized how useless they are).
    The rest is presentation and “story”.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31

    That is true except this game is based on reality so no bad ass bosses, no interesting looking monsters and characters. It does look pretty but the game looks bland especially since it just you vs barbarians with simplistic controls. If I were to get an Xbox One at launch it would be for Dead Rising because at least that looks interest to play along with not based on reality.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Hcw87

    @32
    So you’ve played the game then? There’s been some rumors of some supernatural elements in the game, so don’t play this and expect a 100% authentic experience.

    https://www.gameinformer.com/games/ryse_son_of_rome/b/xboxone/archive/2013/07/19/microsoft-shares-new-ryse-son-of-rome-story-and-character-details.aspx

    Obvious spoilers.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. TheBlackHole

    Wow… okay. Too much uninformed verbal diarrhea on this thread.

    Anyone else actually PLAYED this game yet? Anyone?… No? Just me then.

    I’m not going to acknowledge the obvious stream of fanboy wishful thinking (on either side of the fence), but I will address the broader issues brought up in the thread. And as for my opinion, you can take it or leave it.

    - The graphics are fantastic. Detailed, sharp, great colour palette. 900p seems to this game no harm. Looks as good as ANYTHING else coming out at launch for either console. Shows that in the right hands the One has no problem producing stellar graphics.

    - The QTE thing is a misnomer. Only the executions, which are a relatively small part of each encounter, are even classifiable as QTE, and even then that’s stretching it somewhat. There is no failure for the timed executions like most timed events, only bonuses and better animations when you get the timing right. The idea of each battle is that your moves fit together in an almost rhythm-like way, building a string of hits much like a beat-em-up. Its combat does, as has been noted elsewhere, feel somewhat like Batman AA/AC. That is a good thing, by the way.

    - Yes, the game has real historical context, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t bosses or more fantastical elements. One of the videos I’ve seen posted actually references a Minotaur, although I didn’t see that in my playthrough. You also throw people with your sword, cut through limbs like jelly, and throw javelin’s with the accuracy of a sniper, so yeah – not so realistic. I didn’t find that distracting though.

    - The multiplayer IS a tad ropey. It’s distracting enough, but it’s not as instantly enjoyable as the main campaign, and I don’t think it will grab people’s attention for too long. Multiplayer is not where this game excels. Having said that, the Colosseum and the way it adapts is completely boss. Can’t wait to see how that fits into the campaign.

    - There is a serious case of invisible wall syndrome, but then this is not Skyrim 2.0. It’s like a 3D Streets of Rage with swords, togas and only one playable character. Still, as a launch title I think it’s shaping up nicely, just don’t go expecting 10/10s.

    I can see some bemoaning the style over substance, but it plays like a perfectly fun hack’n'slash that could hold some replay value if the campaign is long/varied enough, and the multiplayer modes come good.

    Just my 2 cents.

    -

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Phoenixblight

    @33

    No I haven’t played it but I have watched every video(2 hours worth) of gameplay that I can so just basing off of that which they have all shown you vs other humans of other cultures.

    @34

    “One of the videos I’ve seen posted actually references a Minotaur, although I didn’t see that in my playthrough.”

    Yeah I saw him in a playthrough its relatively big dude with a bull skull on his head. This game seems to be more centered on the 13th warrior. It alludes to mythical beings but its really just barbarians wearing dead animal that have been put together to give fear to enemies.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. polygem

    i haven’t played it. i can’t really judge it. it looks interesting. it really is a title that you want to check out to find out what all the fuss is about. that’s a job well done for a launch game.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. fearmonkey

    @35 – Yeah I noticed that about the Minotaur and thought the same thing, that it reminded me of the 13th warrrior, mythical reality.

    I hope this game is really good but the reviews are mixed so far, this game seems to have many people love it or hate it, like a Cage game.
    I am getting a PS4 but that doesnt mean I want all the launch games the Xbone to fail. I’ll be getting an Xbone eventually and picking this up, just because it’s ROME.

    I think that Crytek missed an opportunity with this game though, the look and feel of this game screams for an RPG, and yet it’s a button mash fighter. I would love a RPG like this.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Phoenixblight

    @37

    Well Crytek has never done a RPG. The closest we will get is the talent systems in Crysis and Ryse.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. fearmonkey

    @38 – yeah I Know and they should. I think Crytek would make a great RPG if they actually worked on one. They could still make it a shooter, but add RPG elements, like a Deus EX kind of thing.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Phoenixblight

    @39

    Maybe the new Austin Studio since a good portion of the team worked on Darksiders.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. Super Girevik

    The fact that Ryse went from being a Kinect based title to a gamepad controlled game doesn’t help neither. If this game would have been designed and developed from the ground up using the gamepad, it could have been a totally different beast.

    I definitely have to hand it to Crytek in the visuals department. “Screenshot0002.jpg” looks like cover art for a game, can’t believe that’s a gameplay screen grab. Simply amazing.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. zoopdeloop

    Crytek’s history consist of the best graphics and a lot of marketing hype.Everyone knows well Crysis franchise is nothing spectacular.
    i remember how Crytek continuously hyped Crysis 2 like it was gonna be the pinnacle of story telling and gameplay in the FPS genre and it turned out it was mediocre on all fronts except from graphics.

    Although i don’t see it since Ryse seems to me shallow and repetitive there’s a chance this will turn out to be at least good

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Ekona

    Sometimes all you want from a game is something pretty to look at with some very simple gameplay, and you can be perfectly happy with it. Bit like a Michael Bay film: Not exactly deep, but you can still be entertained by it.

    Ryse doesn’t look particularly intricate at all, but I won’t write it off simply because it’s a QTE-fest.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. TheBlackHole

    “I won’t write it off simply because it’s a QTE-fest”

    Again, for those hard of hearing.

    It is NOT a QTE-fest. Categorically. Factually. Actually. Not a QTE-fest.

    Just so we’re all clear.

    #44 1 year ago

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  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]