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Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC map names leaked, Dome returning – report

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 11:04 GMT By Dave Cook

Call of Duty: Ghosts’ first DLC pack will feature new multiplayer maps, and if this recent slip-up is to be believed, Modern Warfare 3 map Dome will return.

The leak comes from the PC edition of Ghosts, as spotted by Denkirson. It saw unreleased map names appearing in the multiplayer’s Moshpit playlist.

According to this screen grab, the map names appeared in a sub-playlist called ‘IW6 Daily Test’, and are Boneyard, Dome, LUA_MENU_GAZA, Red River and Swamp. One of these is rumoured to be a new Extinction mode map.

Here’s a grab of the map names from the lobby:

MP1st adds that the playlist was nuked shortly after its discovery.

What do you make of the above? Would you happily see Dome return? Let us know below.

Meanwhile, why not check out our Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer opinion through the link.

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57 Comments

  1. KineticCalvaria

    Now you CoD fans get to play the same map layout twice in the same game, oh you lucky beggars you!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Bam007

    @1 And the same would apply to Battlefield too, but of course you already knew that.

    Face it sweetheart, the industry is its own enemy. As long as EA and Activision are turning over hundreds of millions of dollars in profits year after year, this rehashing will continue.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Max Payne

    @2 When BF3 had maps from BF2 it was completely redesignes in terms of textures,effects,destruction…
    Caspian Border in BF4 will now have better destruction + levolution for example.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    @2, Uh no darling, http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=49236.

    2 different maps, same layout.

    Battlefield uses old maps but does what @3 says and they at least tell us it’s a remake, not just do 2 supposedly unrelated maps with the same layout and put them into the same game.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. soltan2

    @4 yup. Dome will be the exact shi* it was .
    Players at the damn building will be slaughtered all over again.
    One does not simply make new maps….
    BTW…who votes for this stupid map to be here again?? god dam those people.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. fengato

    Well at least these maps will be a break from the tedium of all the ruined american urban environments. Argh.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Hcw87

    Oh look, more copy paste.

    WHICH PEOPLE WILL PAY FOR. This world is going downhill.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dave Cook

    @7 Why is the world going downhill?

    People are paying for what they like. It’s not hurting you.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. KineticCalvaria

    @8, It is… mentally.

    Call of Duty was awesome once upon a time, now it’s shit.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    Don’t play it or read about it, then.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Hcw87

    @8
    It is hurting me when CoD continues to influence the genre. Battlefield 4 is starting to get heavily influenced by the CoD crowd.

    Kill this franchise allready.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Dave Cook

    @11 It’s not influencing anything any more. That’s utter guff.

    Look at how many franchises are coming out that have moved away from that template. When CoD 4 broke everyone was doing military shooters. Now? Well, there’s not that many, and if there are then they’re your ARMA 3s and your Spec Ops. Games trying to do different things to CoD.

    Destiny and Titanfall again, very different. Anyone who says Titanfall is a CoD clone either hasn’t played it or is just being a massive cock.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    “It is hurting me…”

    Be serious.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    @12:

    I don’t think it’s the first one…

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Hcw87

    I love Titanfall actually. But promoting lazy dev cycles and rehashing the same game every year is not a good thing for the industry.

    Anyone who says differently is either naive or is just being a massive cock.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. KineticCalvaria

    Yeah don’t read about the biggest gaming franchise in the world, gee that’s easy!

    Not like it’s fucking everywhere.

    Still my point stands I used to love it, I just want it to reinvent itself in a big way again ala CoD4.

    Go away for a few years, come back with a relaunch and a proper new engine this time ffs.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    Bringing billions of dollars into the industry isn’t good for the industry?

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Dave Cook

    @15 ‘Lazy?’ Do you realise how hard those coders must have to work to get hose games done in time? Copy-paste accusations or not.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. KineticCalvaria

    @17, Yeah sure it is, because clearly it’s sending the right message to other devs.

    Just annualise your games and don’t make any meaningful changes but still charge your customers £40 every year with another £40 for rehashed maps! (Yes I’m not just talking about CoD here).

    @18, are you really that naive, Dave? Wow’zers.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Dave Cook

    @16 What do you think Sledgehammer Games has been doing the last three years?

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Dave Cook

    @19 Name as many annualised franchises as you can and then compare them to non-annualised. You’ll see that CoD and it’s yearly neighbours haven’t influenced all that much at all.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. KineticCalvaria

    @20, Well I’ll tell you that when they show it, what do you think they’ve been doing?

    #22 1 year ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    I’ve hardly read a single thing about GTAV, if anything at all.

    It’s not difficult.

    There are many other games and many other stories. Since release, CoD articles probably make up a tiny fraction of the news on this website.

    CoD4 also had a map called Chinatown, which was an exact copy of Carenton from CoD2. http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Chinatown

    Did that hurt you mentally, too?

    #23 1 year ago
  24. KineticCalvaria

    @23, No because that was an official remake. Did you actually read my comment Giga?

    There’s a difference between a remake and using the same layout in 2 seperate maps in one game.

    *talks to brick wall*

    #24 1 year ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    @19:

    So all FPSs currently have re-hashed maps because of CoD, and the indsutry would be better off with a lower turnover, fewer consoles sold, and less profits?

    #25 1 year ago
  26. KineticCalvaria

    @25, well avoided.

    *golf clap*.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Hcw87

    @18
    They only worked that hard because they were pressurized by their overlords to spew out a new title every year.

    Imagine what games they could create if they had 2-3 years to do it. Atleast.

    I WANT CoD to become good again, but it will never happen unless they take a few years off to build the hype again.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. KineticCalvaria

    @27, They don’t seem to understand we aren’t hating on CoD here, we just remember a time when it was fun and want that to come around again.

    I give up with the naivety, I bow out gracefully.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. G1GAHURTZ

    @24:

    Oh, so that makes a huge difference, does it? Be serious, please.

    ‘Hey guys, you know this map we made before? The one you’ve already played hundreds of hours on? We’ve ‘made’ it again, but don’t worry… It’s an official remake.’

    And that’s better than a downloadable map that you don’t have to buy, because…?

    Secondly, it’s not the same layout in the two games. Forget the nicely edited video that highlights what it wants to and ignores what it wants to. Until you’ve played both maps, you are in no position to comment on if the layout is the same or not.

    Edit:

    Have some patience, will you…

    #29 1 year ago
  30. KineticCalvaria

    @29, brainwashed. :)

    Okay, you like it, I don’t.

    I’ve made my point, all I was saying is that I wish CoD would bugger off and come back a bit different. End of for me.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. G1GAHURTZ

    “Kill this franchise allready.”

    “I WANT CoD to become good again”

    lolwut?

    #31 1 year ago
  32. monkeygourmet

    I feel COD and the COD mentality of companies / dev cycles has done far more harm than good within the industry.

    It’s not about what people enjoy, alot of people are idiots… The fact is, COD’s dev cycle and popularity spike has shaped the landscape in many ways, and not in a positive way IMO.

    When people buy things en masse, it sends out a clear message to marketting departments that ‘this is what people want’… Thing is, thats only ever half of the story. A lot of people don’t know there are alternatives and a lot just ‘do what they are told’…

    Advertising does work on a profound level you know, we’ve got very good at it. COD, like all mass produced media wheels turns so smoothly now even a shit entry in the series sells buy the bucket load and good games get ignored.

    Anyone who doesn’t think that is a problem needs to get their head checked.

    Awww… Boo Hoo at the poor COD devs having to meet a deadline…

    What about Boo fucking Hoo to the poor bastards who try to make different and unique games that sell like shit because brainwashed people would rather slap the next COD / FIFA into their sex box 720…

    Oh, I forgot, aslong as they are enjoying it, it doesn’t matter…

    #32 1 year ago
  33. KineticCalvaria

    @32, well said. Nice to see some people with intellect and not stupid comments like ‘lolwut’. :P

    #33 1 year ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, maybe I’ve been brainwashed by…

    Bobby Kotick?

    A Superbowl ad?

    Subliminal messaging?

    IGN?

    …or maybe I just don’t enjoy hating on something to make me feel better.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. KineticCalvaria

    @34, I feel so good right now, hating on this game. Oh it’s so orgasmic.

    Hmm… course, I tried to make a point, you were very defensive because I dislike a game that you love, who’s the immature one here…?

    Edit: This whole ‘oh you think your so cool because your hating on CoD, ooh such a hipster’ mentality has to stop, some of us just don’t like it, get over yourselves.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Hcw87

    @31
    ”I WANT CoD to become good again, but it will never happen”

    Therefore kill it and stop trying.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh, I see your logic now!

    Like if you “want” your pet cat, that you used to really love, to be healthy again after it got sick, instead of taking it to the vet, you just kill it.

    Right…

    #37 1 year ago
  38. G1GAHURTZ

    @35:

    No, I’m just being sensible, and not hating on something to make me feel better.

    I clearly pointed out two things to you, in that Chinatown was in CoD4, but you don’t have a problem with that, so you’re just being a hypocrite. And secondly, that you don’t appear to have played both maps, so you are in no position to comment on their similarity.

    If you really were interested in genuine discussion, you would have responded to those points instead of running away from them.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. DrDamn

    I think the influence of CoD is overstated now – certainly the negative influences. It had a very positive influence post CoD4:MW. Now I think people have realised they shouldn’t try to directly compete with it so much and try harder to distinguish themselves (Destiny, Titanfall).

    Yearly franchise wise, years down the line have we really got that many new ones because of CoD? Not really. The main competitor (BF) isn’t even yearly.

    Maybe just play and support the games you do like and leave people to have the obvious fun they do with CoD. It got where it is by doing a hell of a lot of things right. Does it need a reboot of sorts? Yes I think it does, and I think it’ll get one in the next couple of years.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Hcw87

    @37
    Yeah, my pet cat that didn’t get any better after 5 years of treatment and medical bills.

    I wouldn’t let it suffer any longer.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. G1GAHURTZ

    What if little puss-puss was loved by tens of millions, and it didn’t look sick to them?

    #41 1 year ago
  42. monkeygourmet

    @40

    The analogy is worse than that…

    It should be:

    Your cat is ill and dying, yet you still get income from letting people come over and fuck it, so you let the cat suffer because, hey… Cha Ching!!!

    #42 1 year ago
  43. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ You’re a sicko.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. KineticCalvaria

    @38, there wasn’t a map with the same layout as Chinatown which was also in CoD4. Answered, debunked.

    No I haven’t played them I’m not interested in Ghosts at all, but just because the maps play differently makes it okay to use an identical layout? Twice. Strikezone and Dome, in a single game?

    #44 1 year ago
  45. KineticCalvaria

    @41, kill the fucker anyway! Mwahahaha!

    (I do not condone killing animals).

    #45 1 year ago
  46. G1GAHURTZ

    @44:

    You haven’t played them. Other than a suspect YouTube video, you have no way of knowing if the layout is the same. (“identical”)

    It isn’t.

    I’ve probably played more hours on Dome than you’ve played on most games in their entirety.

    The layout is quite LITERALLY not the same.

    Similar? Yes.

    “identical”? No.

    There will not be maps with the same (“identical”) layout in the same game. (One being optional DLC, anyway)

    Your “debunking” fails.

    It fails in a number of ways, too, since your ‘The industry suffers because of remade maps’ theory has obviously (and I’d say quite intentionally) been ignored.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. bradk825

    As long as they do what they did with Terminal and bring it back for free, I’m happy about it. That’s how all “fan favourite” returns should be. We should not have to pay twice for the same map.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. KineticCalvaria

    @46, never said the industry fails, I said CoD fails because it’s lazy.

    HCW said that. Christ.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. G1GAHURTZ

    So who typed this, then?

    @17, Yeah sure it is, because clearly it’s sending the right message to other devs.

    Just annualise your games and don’t make any meaningful changes but still charge your customers £40 every year with another £40 for rehashed maps!

    #49 1 year ago
  50. KineticCalvaria

    @49, Exactly they’re being lazy, precisely what I just said.

    Point?

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Xbone

    THATS IMPOSSIBLE! THE DOME IS ALREADY IN THE GAME!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq-z10w2FRw
    Look at this.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. G1GAHURTZ

    @50:

    “Your “debunking” fails.

    It fails in a number of ways, too, since your ‘The industry suffers because of remade maps’ theory has obviously (and I’d say quite intentionally) been ignored.”

    #52 1 year ago
  53. KineticCalvaria

    @52, ‘don’t make any meaningful changes but still charge your customers £40 every year’.

    Lazy devs… the industry suffering was a minor point I was making. Main point is they’re lazy which you have “obviously (and I’d say quite intentionally) ignored.”

    #53 1 year ago
  54. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, sure…

    It was the entire point that you tried to make, since you actually responded to my comment #17…

    Bringing billions of dollars into the industry isn’t good for the industry?

    …which wasn’t even a comment directed at you, with that remark.

    Be serious. The proof is there. You made a point, and now you’re running from it, because you can clearly see your own hypocrisy.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. KineticCalvaria

    @54, personal insults will get you nowhere.

    Believe what you will, enjoy Black Ops 3 next year with all your favourite map layouts!

    #55 1 year ago
  56. monkeygourmet

    You can be billions of $$$ into the industry with Advertising, product placement, merchandise, subscriptions etc…

    You can do all those things, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea…

    All that happens is products / IP’s get diluted and quality tends to get worse / worn out.

    Look at any genre of anything. Music, Films whatever. When things get more popular, yay! more money comes in… But what generally happens is that money has to also come back out again for investors to be happy.

    I liken it to the difference between a small fishing village compared to a massive trawler ripping the ocean floor to peices to harvest every last bit of goodness they can.

    When the bubble burst, they move on to the next medium / scheme. The real problem lies with what they leave behind in their wake.

    People need to be accountable and understand how operate with integrity and fairly when new mediums become money earners or popular. Most companies don’t even register words / ideas like that though.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Djoenz

    I fell for BO2, but I wont fall for Ghosts. Im done with this pathetic series. Its the same and the same and even same engine.

    Too bad BF4 has no partymaking en not an easy select button to check out scoreboard.

    BF4 now thats warfare. Im quite done with fps alltogether tbh. I need me some emotional rollercoasters!

    #57 1 year ago

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    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]