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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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    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]