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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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    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

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  • 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 […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]