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Naughty Dog will be “frequently rolling out fresh news and information” on its projects in 2014

Saturday, 14 December 2013 18:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Naughty Dog has said it plans to “frequently roll out fresh news and information” on what its up to in 2014, according to a post on the PS Blog. We know the firm is working on Left Behind, the single-player DLC for The Last of Us, and a new Uncharted game – whether it’s a prequel or Uncharted 4 remains to be seen. Either way, the firm said 2014 will be all about “our upcoming projects” and the year marks “a very special time in Naughty Dog’s history.”

“We’ll have more information about what that means early next year,” said the developer. Keep your eyes peeled, then.

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32 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    That Christmas card has potential for good ol jolly Christmas DLC.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    Plus throw in eggnog and thanksgiving dinner for new Health DLC.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. polygem

    uncharted and last of us have been ok but at the same time EXTREMELY overrated. they should return to jak and dax asap.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @3
    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18zmoyztm8yh6gif/ku-xlarge.gif

    NEVER!

    They tried and failed.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @3 Shut your mouth!

    =P

    The Last of Us is almost definitely one of my games of the generation, and I was one of the most skeptical people about that game before it’s release. I was heavily concerned that it would just be “Uncharted with zombies”. Oh how wrong I was.

    I would love to see a sequel, but instead of just carrying on with characters we already know, they should have completely new stories and new characters in different areas of the world. They got the feel of the locations in The Last of Us down so well that I think it’s genuinely a benchmark for the entire industry.

    Imagine trying to cross the London Bridge or something like that in TLOU 2. Giant car piled up all across the bridge, clickers everywhere… oh man…

    #5 1 year ago
  6. polygem

    i liked tlou but it didn’t stay with me for long after playing it. it was playing, enjoying, forgetting.
    it was a good game but – to me – not more.
    same with the uncharted games. they are without a doubt fun games but i just can’t relate with them much. i just don’t dig naughty dogs artdirection (i know many people totally love that style, that’s alright of course) and the way they tell a story feels too much like they are trying to be a movie but imho movies still just do it so much better.
    i also thought that the last of us played a bit clunky, the crafting was underused and not exactly deep or even useful, the stealth didn’t really work either and it never really felt tense. the enemy design was very uninspired and the story wasn’t half as good as the road was as a movie. i just wish they would have refined the gameplay elements more and this is actually exactly how i feel about the uc series.
    to me gameplay is the most important thing in a videogame. always. uc and last of us just don’t feel natural to me when i play them and therefore i just can’t call these games masterpieces…but that’s just me.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @5

    That game already exists! It’s called Zombi U! :)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Beta

    “Uncharted and The Last of Us have been okay, but extremely overrated”

    I don’t even.. No. That is, in my opinion sir, the understatement of the year.

    You’ve just dumped on 2 of my favourite IP’s of the generation :P

    Uncharted 2 was amazing, I played through that thing 7 or 8 times and it is still my favourite PS3 game.

    J&D on the other hand did not wow me. I don’t understand why people keep bugging ND to bring it back. I played them for the first time last year and they were good. Apart from Jak 2 which I didn’t enjoy.

    But I don’t particularly feel that I missed out having not bought them on PS2.

    A new Crash Bandicoot would be amazing though. If only Activision weren’t keeping the IP locked in a cage.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. killersense

    Let me try this. Super Mario 3d world is EXTREMELY overrated. They are good games but it feels like the same damn game I have played ever since I was a kid. I need more than just good gameplay. I need a story to drive me to complete a game nowadays.

    Kidding aside it just bugs me whenever someone uses the word over rated. I understand certain games are not my thing but I don’t call them over rated oh wait EXTREMELY overrated. I just say it is not my type and enjoy the games I like

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Beta

    It annoys me when people give their opinion of a game as a definitive verdict.

    Edited, because thinking about it. You can’t call something overrated just because you didn’t enjoy it. Explaining why you didn’t enjoy it would make sense but calling anything overrated makes no sense.

    That’s like saying “The people enjoying X are wrong”. No it’s not overrated. Just not to your taste :)

    #10 1 year ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    ^@9,10

    http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=42070

    Last of Us overrated… My 2 cents! ;)

    #11 1 year ago
  12. manamana

    #10 +1

    Each its own but TLOU should’ve been GOTY, imo. Cannot wait to see how ND puts the PS4 through its paces …

    #12 1 year ago
  13. marcinrybus

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    #13 1 year ago
  14. Clupula

    I liked the Last of Us a lot, but it wasn’t the best thing I played all year. Maybe the best MADE thing I played, but not the game I find myself returning to over and over again.

    As for a TLOU sequel in other areas of the world, only if they make it take place in Glasgow, with authentic Glaswegian slang from all the characters…and then subtitles…

    in English.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 Hahaha. Yes!

    #15 1 year ago
  16. fihar

    Awwww, Sully looks absolutely adorable in a Santa outfit.
    And news flash, apparently Joel’s Jewish.

    And yeah, Last of Us was such a chore to play, but the emotional payoff more than makes up for it. I like the fact that you know that it is something that could never be topped and/or replicated (take note Levine).
    Sure, they could just make another one in the same setting but Joel and Ellie? Now that is one-of-a-kind.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. polygem

    i did explain why i think they are overrated. it’s totally legit to say that i think that they are. you can definitely disagree with that of course.
    when people say that they believe that a game like this is the game of the gen, then sorry, please let me disagree with that and say that i think it’s overrating this game.
    i just can’t see what justifies that praise. playing it has been a mediocore experience through and through for me. it was very linear, did not play smooth and had a story that was shamelessly ripped off from the road, yet it rained 10′s from all sides. i just don’t get it…but i don’t have to but let me at least say that i disagree.
    people are saying that they believe mario games are overrated all the time. if they think so fine. i disagree and i am pointing out why. i think halo reach is the best halo game ever and people disagree. fine.
    it’s an opinion and i just can’t understand all the praise tlou and uncharted get. i did not say these are bad games, they are good games. it would be foolish and a lie to say these games are shit but to me theses games are nowhere near the best experiences i had the last gen and not even in my top 25. what can i do about that? hype it anyway? lie? or just post my opinion?

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Joe Musashi

    Magic.

    JM

    #18 1 year ago
  19. fihar

    Dude, have you even played the game?
    The similarities between The Road and The Last of Us is so ridiculously superficial that any comparison between them is rendered meaningless just mere hours into the game.
    Both tells the story of an adult and an adolescent journeying throught a post-apocalyptic America but that’s where the similarities end.

    The relationship dynamics between the two central protagonists is like night and day between the two that you’ve got to be really grasping at straws to actually think they are similar.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. manamana

    I would even say that “I Am Alive” is more like ‘The Road’ than TLOU. But who cares? It was a great experience for many gamers and for many it was a mediocre, linear game. I’m okay with that.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. polygem

    @18: where…? can you see it finally and i…just…can’t?

    @19: i’ve played it on normal and then half way through it a second time on hard and i also played the mp quite a lot (which is imo much better than the sp).
    i think you can say that i experienced the game enough to have an opinion about it.
    look at the link mg provided. i pointed out what i am thinking about the similarities between tlou and the road there in detail.
    in fact, if you look at some of the concept art that you unlock by playing the game, some of those pictures are actually the road movie scenes. it has been so much more than an inspiration to them and it made me roll my eyes a lot.

    parts from the thread:

    “they took the setting, the journey, the father/child/dead mother element, the whole scavenge for survival thing, the canibalism, the ‘you cannot tell who’s good or bad guy’element.
    they added fireflies and hunters to it (actually only represents the “good” and the “bad” humans from the road) and added some zombies to it because it is a videogame, as well as an element of disease and the great cure.
    they took every single element from the road. everything…and added some videogame cliche on top of it.”

    “the road isn´t really about the post apocalypse either. the setting is more like a metaphor for desperation. it´s about a father and a child/son who lost their wife/mother because of her suicide. it is about a hopeless, desperate, meaningless struggle to survive, a fight for survival even if there´s nothing worth surviving for, about a father that wants to protect his son but who struggles to find the reason for it because he has lost hope completeley as well. he only wants to stay alive because of his son. if his son wouldn´t exist he would have killed himself already.

    tlou plays with exactly the same elements but fails to deliver in every way. joel lost hope, only functions, no emotions, he´s just alive, no meaning in life beyond survival. ellie finally gives him hope again, a reason to live. it´s the EXACT same story in a slightly different packaging – but while the road touched me emotionally (the book so much more than the movie), tlou was just a videogame with a nice (but rip off) story.”

    for a game of the gen, an outstanding 10 out of 10 masterpiece i expect something more than that. besides the story it also lacked in the gameplay department. it’s a flawed experience in so many ways. again, this doesn’t mean it’s a bad game…just, in my opinion, a very, very overrated one. we don’t have to agree about this though.

    i’ve been thinking this through. this is how i feel about the game. if that pisses anyone off i can’t help it.
    i’m outta here now.
    have a nice day everyone :)
    joe, a magical day for you too.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. fihar

    “they took the setting, the journey, the father/child/dead mother element, the whole scavenge for survival thing, the canibalism, the ‘you cannot tell who’s good or bad guy’element.
    they added fireflies and hunters to it (actually only represents the “good” and the “bad” humans from the road) and added some zombies to it because it is a videogame, as well as an element of disease and the great cure.
    they took every single element from the road. everything…and added some videogame cliche on top of it.”

    Wow, I don’t even know where to begin.
    You do realize that most of the thing you say that Last of Us ripped off from The Road are actually post-apocalyptic genre conventions right?
    Everything from The Last Man, On the Beach, I Am Legend, Delicatessen, The Stand, Oryx and Crake, 28 Days Later, The Walking Dead and yes, including The Road dealt with most of these issues in one way or another.

    You’re giving The Road too much of a credit really. It’s good, but it’s hardly more original than Last of Us actually is.

    The Road is a much darker narrative than Last of Us. Society hasn’t completely broken down in Last of Us, there is actually some semblance of a government, a budding community and your garden variety psychos while The Road is just one crazies after another (I mean, a roasted baby? Really?).
    Even from your description, I fail to see what is actually similar between the two other than the reason to live being the centerpiece.
    Last of Us is obviously cliched by asking the ‘How far can you go?’ question but it’s actually grounded in the way that you completely understood why Joel did what he did.

    Last of Us started with a cynical old prick babysitting a girl because of missing guns which then changed out of respect for a friend’s death which then changed again into pure affection which culminates in one psychotic act and then it ended.
    The Road started with the father being ill while still having to protect his son, them scavenging supplies, the father keep saying that they’re good, the father dying, and the son joining another group of good guys all the while seeing a roasted baby.

    The Road is decisively one-note, The Last of Us isn’t.
    The Road ended roughly where it started, The Last of Us didn’t.

    I’m not even entirely sure why I engaged in this. I make it a point to never ever to make a comparison between two different storytelling mediums, especially if one of them is literature, because you know damn well that literature is the best there is.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    “GamesRadar pointed out the game’s inspirations by the film version of The Road and the graphic novel and TV series versions of The Walking Dead, as well as by 28 Days Later and the film versions of Children of Men and The Day of the Triffids.”

    Concept (fungus) was from watching nature documentaries.

    So your both right! :D

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Francis O

    If The Last of Us had better AI I would have liked it more. Uncharted is extremely overrated. There is not a shred of innovation in those games. Its just about graphics.

    I would love to see Naughty Dog return to Jak & Daxter

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Dragon

    ……..

    #25 1 year ago
  26. polygem

    @22: well, i disagree with that. as i described already, the main elements have been taken from the road, the father/child relationship and the circumstances have been copied in detail. this is the root of both stories. the (apocalyptic) setting does not even play such a huge role for the story at all. it’s only used as a metaphohr for desperation to tell the real story about a father and a child in a desperate situation.
    critics claimed that this game is rated as good because it has such a great story that lives up to movies or novels. if that’s a criteria for them it’s only fair if compare it to a movie/ book as well.
    but to make things short, in the end it does not matter to me. the fact is. the game left me unimpressed in every single way. if you enjoyed it and think it was one of the best games this gen…fine. that’s great for you. i am not saying that you got it all wrong. i only disagree with a passion. i just scratch my head and move on because for me it was a hyped up, mediocore, average, forgettable experience and not a masterstroke in videogame development. it is a zeitgeist mass media phenomenom about an average game :)

    #26 1 year ago
  27. fihar

    @26
    The critics be damned, I hate films and books comparison. If you’re going to judge something, compare it with its peers, not works from an altogether different medium.

    You’re grasping at straws again. If you don’t like it then fine, just say so, but try to refrain from making arguments that is clearly you nitpicking and overblowing tangential similarities between two different works.
    Overall, I’m not particularly a fan of the game but even I wholefully respects what they have achieved with it.

    God, the site redesign really can’t come soon enough.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. manamana

    Come on poly, you can call it all you want but “forgettable experience”? Damn, you are cold.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. polygem

    @27: don’t know why you are screaming for a redesign. i thought we just had a discussion. i don’t need a redesign for that. we only strongly disagree about a videogame. no problem. that’s what we’re all here for or not…to discuss about games.
    to me the similarities are very visible. they’ve taken the basic elements and then added as much videogame cliche to it as possible. i call that lazy and you disagree. fine. absolutely fine.

    @28: yes, i’m in a mood right now but on the other hand yeah, tbh, that’s exactly how i feel about the game. it really really just wasn’t such a great experience for me and that’s why i just don’t get why it’s getting all this praise. i could be totally wrong though, if there even is a right or wrong here anyway. it’s just my opinion. one guy, who played the game and was pretty disappointed by it. if you play a game, think it’s not that good and then everyone screams game of the gen, then, you know, you feel kind of tempted to say that this game is overrated and hell, to me it is so very much indeed.
    there’s nothing i can do about that unfortunately.

    #29 1 year ago
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  31. fihar

    @29
    *sigh*
    You’ve changed your arguments from Last of Us being a full-blown rip-off to Last of Us taking only the basic elements of The Road (which again, I underlines as genre conventions) and then adding a bunch of stuffs.
    Well duh, I mean you could practically describe every single video game out there using the same arguments.

    What, do you call Zelda lazy for taking the basic elements of *insert any Damsels in Distress story here* and then adding a bunch of videogame cliches on top of it for 20 years running?
    What in the world are videogame cliches anyway?

    #31 1 year ago
  32. zoopdeloop

    @31 don’t bother with that guy,seriously.
    I can call hundred games he likes who ripped off another game or medium.
    The Last of Us is actually an unforgettable experience,while the gameplay doesn’t have a lot of depth by today’s standards(still decent and fun) ND could have worked a little more on that,the story,dialoques,presentation and soundtrack are top notch,all put together is something rarely seen in video games

    #32 1 year ago

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    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 […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]