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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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  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]