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Mirror’s Edge reboot won’t be written by Rhianna Pratchett, writer unhappy with original script

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 13:13 GMT By Dave Cook

Mirror’s Edge scriptwriter Rhianna Pratchett has confirmed she won’t be returning to pen DICE’s reboot.

Pratchett addressed the matter on Twitter, as spotted by Polygon:

Pratchett added that when she joined the Mirror’s Edge project it was already in motion. The rest was “filled out” from that point.

She added:

Did you like the Mirror’s Edge story? Would you be keen to see Pratchett’s original draft before it was hacked to bits by DICE? Let us know below.

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26 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    The story didn’t make the first game, the graphics, atmosphere and overall feel was what made it great. The music is superb aswell, the main theme is still among the best ever with the likes of Deus Ex HR’s Icarus theme and Morrowind/Oblivion/Skyrim.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    Could such a thing happen? A glimpse at what could have been might be a worthwhile thing. I think the writer received some of the heaviest criticism from ME, so to see the plot pre-DICE might upset some historians, but I’d be all for it!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Citrus raptor

    Has she ever written a good story?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3, Nope.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Tormenter

    Why is SHE stating she won’t be back.. Why is this HER choice?

    What idiot hired her again and why are they allowed to continue working?

    The story of the first was a bent mishmash of a narrative, an utter disconnect from the action.. if anything I would say the direction of her involvement on the project was why it ultimately failed, she would just screw the second up also.. so again, WHY is this HER decision?

    @3 if she has, I’ve never seen it.

    She is more relevent as a meme tbh.. the only reason she has become a ‘personality’ is because she is trading on her surname.. I think she is utterly talentless, writing by numbers. There is nothing in any of her projects that I find even partially acceptable as a positive experience or at the very least I am more entertained by the non writing parts, not a good situation when I mostly play games for the story experience. Hackneyed writing encourages me not to finish games… and if I don’t finish it I NEVER buy any of the follow ups.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. zoopdeloop

    @3 so true

    #6 1 year ago
  7. SplatteredHouse

    @5 Rhianna was asked whether she would be penning the return of Mirror’s Edge. She said she wouldn’t, and further elaborated that she had not been approached with the possibility.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Tormenter

    @7

    Ah, I see, thank you. I should have read further.. Just another case of news rousing.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. RaisinBran

    She has never written a good story? What about Tomb Raider (2013)? Bioshock Infinite?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Obernox

    @9 Tomb Raider had a story?

    #10 1 year ago
  11. RaisinBran

    @10 It had a beginning, middle, and end, so yes, it had a story. She also worked on Heavenly Sword.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Citrus raptor

    Didn’t know she wrote Infinite, just assumed it was Lavine… *Googles* Wiki calls her an “Additional writer” and doesn’t even list her on the sidebar on Infinite’s own page, so I doubt she was that influential.

    As for the Tomb Raider reboot, I wouldn’t exactly call it noteworthy. Would you recommend the game for its story? What was so special about it? An island with a Japanese ghost queen that’s got a cult following, and some old Nazi expedition… (btw, is it just me, or is the Arrow series is very similar?) Didn’t see anything clever or engaging there. Just a bunch of intrigues that lead to Lara’s role models dying one after the other.

    The stories on her resumé are just ‘there’. And Mirror’s Edge.. Gah! Why not just give the runners tazer bags? … *tries to calm down*

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Neuromancer

    Good news.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. salarta

    … So.

    I’ve never played any games she wrote. Truth be told, my guess is I never will. It’s not something against her, I’ve just literally never cared about playing the games she wrote even when I didn’t know she was writing them. Tomb Raider could’ve been my first if not for what was done to Lara as a character in the process.

    I find myself oddly bothered by the comments suggesting she’s never written a good story, or that she “only gets by because of her name,” only because I get the impression she cares about writing. There are some truly awful writers out there that have a lot more offered to them and get a lot more praise for it, that only do what they do exclusively because they enjoy turning their bad fanfic wet dreams into canon. Of what I’ve seen of Rhianna’s work, the only issue I have is one that seems fairly common: erasing everything that makes an already existing character what they are in order to apply ideas that are more appropriate for a brand new character.

    The important difference is that I think she means well in spite of those things. There are other writers out there that seem to go out of their way to deliberately ruin characters canonically just to fulfill their wishes. She also seems fairly friendly on Twitter, in the few exchanges I’ve had with her. And I say that in spite of how we’re at odds on things. :P

    However, I think I need to say something else here, that could sound like criticism, but is really just observation. The first is that games like Mirror’s Edge, Bioshock Infinite, the latest “Tomb Raider,” the amount of say she has is limited based on what the real people in charge say should be the story. As this article itself shows, Mirror’s Edge had constraints on what could be done with story, and we all know Bioshock Infinite is primarily Ken Levine. Even “Tomb Raider,” she was the lead writer but three men were the directors, and they have a larger say in the overall direction. The other thing of note is that as far as I know, she hasn’t tried to write a book or any prose-focused work. Her Wikipedia entry lists media where the story is presented through art, graphics or actors, and most of it is in video games. Writing a script is much, much easier than writing prose.

    I’m going to get the inevitable bitching and personal attacks from certain people for this comment, but hey, I’m going to say what I feel I should say.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. RaisinBran

    @12 I wouldn’t recommend Tomb Raider for its story, but the story is an integral part of the gameplay. Any movie, game, or book can be summarized in just several lines. We both know the game is more complicated than that.

    You’re right, her influence in Infinite is unclear, but she was a part of the team in some way, shape, or form.

    Everyone here except me thinks she isn’t a good writer. So be it, I respect that opinion. To me, she’s good, but can be better. Not everything she wrote was bad.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. RaisinBran

    @14 Good point. She tends to work on things that already has an established story. If she wrote something original then we would really get to see how well are her talents.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Edo

    @1 Couldn’t said it better myself,bravo sir.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. salarta

    @16: I had a longer paragraph with writer comparisons in reply to your comment here, but decided I could be more succinct. :P The bottom line is, I think there are at least two things at play here. One is that I think, based on what I’ve seen so far, that Rhianna is more appropriate for writing brand new IPs or continuing ones she started.

    The other thing at play is that while she has a decade of video game writing experience under her belt, I don’t think she’s ever experienced what it’s like to see someone take something she loves or created, twist it into the exact opposite, then sell it as official canon. I understand if that sounds strange, but I think it’s important. I’m not at all saying that should happen, what I’m trying to get at is, I think that situation can result in the person being more considerate of what the fans and the original creators valued most when making something with an existing character. It’s easy to completely change everything that makes a character who they are without having gone through such an experience to know what it’s like.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Citrus raptor

    @15 Oh, I never said she’s ‘bad’, just not ‘good’. Serviceable is more fitting. She’s proven that she can get work done.

    @14 How do you know she isn’t one of those awefull writers if you haven’ played any of the games? Don’t know if it’s because of her name that she gets any work (I didn’t imply it in my previous posts anyway), but she’s certainly managed to reach a state where she’s mentioned more than others who do the exact same thing as her (other writers and additional writers, etc).

    The point about her not being completely in charge and therefore not completely responsible of the outcome, is however valid. It would be interesting to see what she’d do if given the chance.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. salarta

    @19: When it comes to the world of “creative IP as business,” serviceable seems to be the most preferred mode. The question of quality and appropriate content tends to come after how quickly the writer can write what they’re contracted to do.

    I never said Rhianna definitely isn’t an awful writer. To truly judge her capabilities as a writer independently of how I feel about the product, I really would need to get into the deep nitty gritty details. What I said was that I get the impression she genuinely cares about writing, that she means well and has good intentions in what she writes as far as I’ve seen so far, and that there are far far worse writers out there. All of the things I’ve said so far are broader impressions.

    And of course, they’re personal opinions. :P That should be obvious, but I’ll repeat it just to make sure it’s clear.

    I never said you implied it’s her name that gets her work, that was addressing how Tormenter made that claim in his first comment.

    Being completely honest, I feel like I’m missing something as to why Rhianna’s become as well-known as she currently is. It’s not like she isn’t due for such attention. She’s definitely put in the time, having been at it for ten years now. That’s even longer than the turnaround time for Motomu Toriyama going from “random perv whose ideas for Honeybee Inn go so far that he has to be forced to rein it in” to “guy who gets full reign on how to destroy FFX and its characters with FFX-2.” I honestly don’t think it’s just her name, because if “daughter of Terry Pratchett” was the focal point of her career, I think that by now it would’ve been exploited to crazy levels of notoriety. Nearly every game she writes would be prefaced by “Rhianna Pratchett’s” in the same vein as “Tom Clancy’s,” if cashing in on a name played a role. There’s just something else about it I’m not seeing.

    Part of the reason I spot out how she hasn’t written/shared any prose (that I know of) is that on top of it taking more effort and pushing to think things through more compared to scripts, it’s also a safer reflection of her own capabilities if it’s all written on her own terms.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    It should be noted that Rhianna Pratchett actually had salarta himself blocked on Twitter due to harassment towards her, with one of his giant rants about Tomb Raider. The only women this guy respects are virtual ones, and only then when they’re hot anime waifus.

    She also visits this community from time to time.

    When one of the most vocal, respected and talented feminists in our hobby can’t even tolerate him, that says a lot.

    Rhianna is a very talented writer who is doing a lot of great things for both storytelling in the industry, and the portrayal of women in the media as a whole. Mirror’s Edge is unfortunately not the best example of this, but the story felt nerfed and barebones.

    It’s clear to see why that is now, unfortunately – they cut out most of it.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Tormenter

    @14

    Just because someone cares about something certainly doesn’t mean they are good at it. I will conceed the point (I don’t know enough to argue the bit) that she cares about what she write.. what I won’t conceed is that what she writes is any good. Passible maybe, as far as a steam of word put together goes.. but anything that appeals more than some run of the mill fan fic? No.. not so far in my wide experience and opinion of so many other storied games.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. salarta

    @21: … Or, you know, not. I tweeted a giant rant that I included her on, she blocked me, we later cleared the air when she was included in a convo I was having with another user. Mostly that my rant boiled down to spamming her and she didn’t appreciate that, which I perfectly understand. I’ve since had a couple more Twitter convos with her. I’m also pretty sure you haven’t actually read my comments here.

    I continue to question how these do not count as personal attacks. But then, you seem to know a lot of things about me. I wonder what opinion I’ll find out I have next. Maybe I like kicking puppies?

    @22: Opinions surely vary. I can’t really make any kind of appropriate argument because as I said, I haven’t played her games, so I don’t know all the very intricate nuances of her writing style. I only see the broad strokes. In my personal opinion, that she cares about writing is the most important part of the equation.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    I doubt you kick puppies. The more likely scenario is that you’d ramble on constantly about abuse of puppies while secretly writing beastiality stories about puppies raping people.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. SplatteredHouse

    “no one [she] worked with” from the original Mirror’s Edge team is at DICE anymore.” according to info posted on RockPaperShotgun. A reason for optimism or not?

    #25 1 year ago
  26. salarta

    @25: It’s a mixed bag. On the one hand, it could mean that the team might look at her script as she originally intended and implement more of it. On the other, whenever it’s not the original creators, there’s a risk that the people working on it will make changes that go completely against how the franchise and its characters were meant to be. We’ve seen it in plenty of cases, such as with the Silent Hill HD Collection that replaced the voice acting of SH2 and SH3 for supposedly “better” voice acting that in the process completely loses how those voices were deliberately chosen and performed as they were to add to the games’ atmosphere.

    #26 1 year ago

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    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

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

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

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

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

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

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

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

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

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

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

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

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

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

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