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VGX 2013: No Man’s Sky and two Telltale games announced – all news here

Saturday, 7 December 2013 19:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Spike TV’s VGX was held this evening, bringing with it all sorts of news, debuts, trailers and announcements. VG247 posted news from the event as it happened as usual, so you will want to hit the break to find out all the happenings.

While a few things changed for the show this year – mainly the name changing to a more dyslexia friendly moniker – some things stayed the same: developers came on the set to chat about their games, new trailers were shown, and host Joel McHale made some cringe worthy “jokes”.

A pre-show, which started 15 minutes beforehand showed a look at the Thief reboot from Eidos.

The biggest change other than the name, was how the show was presented this year: it was not be broadcast live on Spike TV, but was instead live-streamed on various Viacom-owned websites and through Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Twitch, Hulu, Yahoo, and Steam.

The condensed hour-long special will not be shown until Monday, for the mainstream viewer. Instead, gamers will be getting a three hour live-stream because that is “exactly what gamers” asked for, according to Geoff Keighley.

“Gamers have told us they want more content, more news, more developers on stage, more awards,” he told Polygon. “This year I think there is the opportunity with all of these streaming digital platforms to make a show for the core gamer. In the past, it’s always been this sort of forced marriage between what gamers want and what’s going to work as a big event, two-hour television show.

“We used to try and force these things together. This year we are trying to say we have the show for the core audience, which is the streaming show on Saturday, and then for the more mainstream viewers there is an hour television show you can watch on Spike on Monday which is going to give you the highlights.

“You may not want to see a ten minute demo from [Double Fine's Tim] Schafer on the livestream, but you might be interested in getting his news and seeing a minute of it on Monday.”

Remember, you asked for it.

Because of the change, our coverage worked a bit differently this year: instead of sitting in the bed, watching the show on Spike TV and drinking cider while tweeting the happenings and adding in the odd quip or two, I sat at my desk covering the show while blowing my brains out into various tissues due to a massive head cold. So, sadly for me and bully for you, there wasn’t any drunk tweeting and calling it the “VAG” awards this year.

All breaking news and trailers have been posted in separate articles and you can find links to each in the boxout above.

Quite a bit of trailers were revealed at the event: a new South Park: The Stick of Truth video was unveiled by Matt Stone and Trey Parker; a fresh look Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze was shown by Reggie himself; other world-premiere clips will included Titanfall, Quantum Break, Broken Age, Dying Light, Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and two trailers from Square Enix -Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Thief.

No Man’s Sky, the next game from Joe Danger studio Hello Games, was shown, as well as the announcement of Telltale’s version of A Game of Thrones and a collaboration with Gearbox Software called Tales from the Borderlands.

Oh, and the awards were handed out as well.

You can rewatch the program through the Twitch stream below.

Watch live video from GameTrailers on www.twitch.tv

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46 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    Preplay
    Get an exclusive look at Thief – The VGX Preshow kicks off with a trip to Eidos Montreal to get a look at the next installment of the Thief franchise.

    Hour #1
    VGX Start – The big show kicks off as hosts Joel McHale and Geoff Keighley take us through what kind of surprises are in store at VGX.
    Our first secret world premiere – We cant divulge all of our secrets, but trust us, you’re going to love this one.
    Smosh reveals the future of video games – What will video games be like in the future? The game at Smosh reveal all at VGX.
    Tomb Raider announcement – Get a Tomb Raider announcement, exclusively at VGX.
    Lara Croft in the flesh – Camilla Luddington, the voice behind Lara Croft, appears at VGX.
    The Vector Monkey finds a home – We’re revealing the winner of either Best Action Adventure or Best Sports Game categories. You tell us which you want to see.
    Reggie takes the stage – Nintendo of America’s fearless leader, Reggie Fils-Aime takes the stage for a demo.
    Another Vector Monkey is awarded – VGX honours another of this year’s best games.
    Quantum Break revealed – VGX is the only place you can get a look into the world of Remedy’s next epic title.
    Get even more Quantum Break – Remedy’s Oskari Hakkien stops by VGX to take you deeper into Quantum Break.
    Bonus world premiere – Another surprise Bonus World Premiere.

    Hour #2
    South Park and the Stick of Truth – Cartman, Kyle, Stan, and Kenny set out on their most epic journey ever.
    Game of the Year Award – The creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, award this year’s top honours.
    Mega 64 – Rocco and Shawn thought we left some awards out, so they filled in some of the gaps.
    Destiny arrives at VGX – Bungies latest title shines in this exclusive premiere.
    VICE’s Motherboard takes on Donkey Kong – Go behind the scenes and see the biggest rivalry this year’s Donkey Kong world championships.
    A new look at Broken Age – Double Fine’s Tim Schafer helps pull back the curtain on his next creation.
    Rooster Teeth present the pick for Cameo of the Year – You’re never going to guess who wins.
    World premieres as chosen by you – You tell us which world premiere you want to see next: Tom Clancy’s The Division or The Withcher 3: Wild Hunt
    Who will be crowned best indie game? – Find out which little studio takes home the big award.
    Secret world premiere #2 – Another all-new game, brought to you by VGX.

    Hour #3
    Zombies infect VGX – See if you can survive this demo of Dying Light.
    VGX welcomes PEWDIEPEW – One of YouTube’s biggest names visits VGX.
    Thief steals the show – Get an exclusive world premiere for the latest entry in this beloved franchise.
    You choose the award – We’re revealing the winner of either Best Shooter or Studio of the Year categiories. You tell us which you want to see.
    We name the character of the year – You voted, now find out who you chose as your Character of the Year.
    Another awesome world premiere – We’ve got some of this year’s biggest trailers – only at VGX.
    One final VGX award – You decide which award you want to see handed out.
    Titanfall world premiere – VGX welcomes Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella for an exclusive look at one of next year’s biggest games.
    Rockstar rocks the house – An exclusive one night only performance of the music of Grand Theft Auto V

    From their site. Seems there are only three brand new first reveals, and two of those are No Man’s Sky & TellTales Game of Trones which were leaked. Just going off precedence, i’d assume the third is Uncharted 4.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dark

    VGX surprise reveals leaked
    - Telltale Games is making a Game of Thrones game based on the book series.
    - The next game from Joe Danger studio Hello Games is called No Man’s Sky.

    http://n4g.com/comments/relatedimages/8620653

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 It’s already in the post. Thanks though.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Gekidami

    ^
    The LEGO Movie Game, too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m365Z5wrSWw&feature=youtu.be

    EDIT: Looks like this may not be one of the reveals after all. WB uploaded the trailer themselves, confusingly, today of all days.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Erthazus

    That’s it?

    Pfff. Not really that much. So far not a lot of big games at this show to announce.
    Although some new details about upcoming games in an interesting thing.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. GK

    of course,all gamers waiting news on Uncharted :)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. jomac3db

    Yes come on 5pm

    #7 1 year ago
  8. onlineatron

    guys at giant bomb were talking like hello game’s new one is a big deal. excited

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Gekidami

    @6
    Seems unlikely…
    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/12/07/we-probably-wont-see-the-new-uncharted-for-ps4-mass-effect-4-or-doom-4-at-the-vgx-today/

    Of course we still dont know what the third game is, but its looking like it wont be one of the massive IP’s we’re expecting. After games like U2, UC3, TLOU, DS2 & MGSV (to name a few) seems this is going to be the most disappointing in terms of reveals. I guess its hard being stuck between gens. Either that or the shows budget getting slashed and it losing its live TV spot turned some publishers away.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Dark

    It would be disappointing if there isn’t one PS4 exclusive reveal
    MS already have Quantum Break and Titanfall for XBO

    oh well sony had good run.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. mal617

    Can’t wait to see more Quantum Break

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Panthro

    Cant wait to see the Telltale Game of Thrones, hopefully it isn’t episodic, I hate waiting a month for the next part of the game :(

    I can have hopes, but its probably still going to be episodes…

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Legendaryboss

    @10
    Losing hope already? Its not over until the fat lady sings.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Edo

    Point and click Game of Thrones …….yay……

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Erthazus

    ^ Lol. That’s the reality. But what can you expect from a console dev with the game that costs 15-20 euro’s for the full game with few episodes?

    + they are making like three games. Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us + Game Of thrones now.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. absolutezero

    God damn Thi4f looks fucking awful. Everything about it is wrong. Master thief! Covered in superfluous noise making shit!

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Stephany Nunneley

    The stream is utter shit on my end. I will be as fast as I can guys. Apologies. I guess the future isn’t “now” for all of us after all. :/

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Erthazus

    BORDERLANDS POINT AND CLICK ADVENTURE?

    L O L?

    *facepalm*

    #18 1 year ago
  19. absolutezero

    THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT.

    Get your hands out your pockets you faux-casual cunts. Fucking Americans.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. POOhead

    REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE

    ZELDA

    #20 1 year ago
  21. absolutezero

    Cranky Kong is inzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    This is an utter embarrassment. I can’t bare watching this tripe for a minute longer.

    Smosh was the straw. AC4 beating out TLOU was the haystack.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. polygem

    those hosts are so fucking annoying! unbelieveable. so try hard funny…but…not funny.

    i love dk but that presentation was superlame. metroid hint was nice though.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. absolutezero

    There was no Metroid hint. That was Nintendo speak for we are’nt doing anything.

    Please Understand.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. MadFlavour

    DORITO POPE HAS SPOKEN.

    PRAISE THE DEW.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. polygem

    the guy on the chair is 100% for sure on coke and he doesn’t have that much experience with it. i’m telling ya. embarrassing.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. polygem

    everything in this biz is the greatest thing ever. everything :)

    #27 1 year ago
  28. absolutezero

    Should I know who the guy with the shirt is?

    At least its not Sam Jackson but still, what were they thinking? It must be painful for the developers there to see that this is the public face of awards shows for the entire industry.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    @26 Why do you think that?

    @28 The BAFTAs have been doing a far better job of that for a while now.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. absolutezero

    German ;)

    and by that I imagine hes seen a fair few. I know I have, the guy is all over the place.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. POOhead

    I thought he was quite funny

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Dirk

    I quit during the “comedy” clip with Lara calling the VGX awards, too painful to watch, I’ll read about what happened tomorrow.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. absolutezero

    Lovely lovely lovely Destiny.

    September. :(

    #33 1 year ago
  34. polygem

    @29: it’s written all over his face and it shows with every word he makes.

    destiny looked great but it wasn’t a lot of new stuff…was hoping for a short gameplay demo. game looks awesome though.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. absolutezero

    3.3 million people.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. absolutezero

    That complete lack of response to Gone Home.

    Amazing.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Obernox

    God damn this is just awful….. I’ll wait until You guys at VG247 post all the good stuff, and thank you for sitting through this awkward cheese-fest.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. absolutezero

    pewdiepie lives in the UK.

    Please no.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Beta

    Not awkward at all. Get back to the studio!

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Beta

    Good! I loved the Lutece twins :)

    #40 1 year ago
  41. fearmonkey

    They just need to let geoff keighley do the show, or get someone more serious.

    The music portion of this show is an embarassmenr, as is the bad attempts at humor. Those drunk guys waiting for the concert to start, the bad rap, and them joking about killing old people and prostitutes just make gamers look like idiots. I wish These guys would stop with the cheesey crap.

    Three things excite me, that new Borderlands telltale announcement, that indie procedural space game announcement, and the broken age gameplay looks great.

    But the urban music concert is just horrid and awful, seriously….
    )….

    #41 1 year ago
  42. GK

    where da fuck are news about Uncharted?

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Stephany Nunneley

    Ok. I have all the links to the news in here now. I have posted all the GT trailers in the main posts, and I *think* I am 80% typo free in all of them.

    I am off to bed with a bottle of cough syrup laced with codeine and to sneeze my head off.

    Night all!

    xxxxooo

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Legendaryboss

    I knew this was going be to a meh event compared to last year, I felt it within me. So glad i slept in.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. sebastien rivas

    1) Thanks Steph for your hard work.
    2) Guys, as a game dev, would you just blindly make games or wait to see what new consoles are like and have to offer? seriously, don’t put the cart in front of the Donkey. This is a normal situation, though I did expect a bit more than that, I am still not surprised in a bad way

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Djoenz

    Aw crap it seems I have missed some juicy shit? or not?

    #46 1 year ago

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    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]