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Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures removed from digital outlets

Saturday, 18 January 2014 15:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures from Telltale Games has been removed from all digital distribution channels due to the expiration of a distribution agreement between the developer and Aardman Studios.

According to Telltale, there are no “plans to renew the agreement at this time.”

If you have already purchased the adventure titles, you can still download them from the cloud via Steam, Telltale’s online store, or XBLA.

Those who purchased it on iOS will have to contact iTunes customer support, and event at that, the “decision to restore the app may be at their discretion,” notes Telltale.

You find instructions on how to redownload the games through the forum link.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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15 Comments

  1. fihar

    Well, that sucks.

    I kinda hate it that Telltale only got really big after doing Walking Dead. Seems to me that just like in films, humor in video games is valued considerably less than gut-wrenching dramas and that for some unknown reason, people seem to think that Walking Dead deserves more credit than Back to the Future.

    And yes, I’m more hyped for their Borderlands game instead of the Game of Thrones one.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheWulf

    @1

    It’s just the nature of things. There are more behaviourally conditioned zombies than genuinely self aware people, the unwashed masses outnumber the well-read, there are more groups with insane right-wing ideologies than left, there are more audiences who value violence over dialogue, there are more audiences who value the mundane over the fantastic, there are more potty-mouthed sociopaths than empaths, and so on, and so on.

    This is honestly more of an issue than I ever realised, it’s a worse balance than I’d expected.

    It galled me to see just how many people hated Broken Age. Part of it was misogyny (you play a girl at some point, how evil), and part of it was that the setting just went over the heads of so many. They didn’t understand fantastic humour. I can only imagine that these people would have burned the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as some kind of witchery.

    I recall when science-fantasy with good humour was common. The first thing that Broken Age’s quantum knitting technology-based warp and woof drive reminded me of was the Infinite Improbability Drive.

    Yet people hated it. They hated it because it wasn’t mundane, and it challenged them with its brilliance, they didn’t understand it, thus they hated it. The humour just went over the heads of so many. No one really gets jokes like warp and woof drive, and that makes me sad. Though it doesn’t make me at all surprised.

    So… yeah. I bought the Wallace & Gromit games and dug them. I bought them for friends, too. In fact, I think I’ve done that for almost everything in Telltale’s library barring The Walking Dead. To their merit, though, The Wolf Among Us does have quite a bit of good humour. It just feels like they’re trying to meet everyone half way. Humour for the smart people, violence for the stupid ones.

    But yes… this shouldn’t surprise you, at all.

    It’s something I’ve had to get used to. People hated Gone Home, The Novelist, To the Moon, Broken Age, and so many other things for the reasons I listed in my opening paragraph.

    The weird part is that we seem to be heading towards the sterile, white picket fence attitudes of the ’60s. I feel that the average person is becoming more misogynist, more homophobic, and more fascist-loving than ever. It feels like a relapse after the ’90s and early ’00s where we made strides in women’s rights and everyday people were treating LGBTQ people with respect.

    Then the bottom fell out of that.

    It’s almost like the Internet gave marketers the ability to better measure what people truly want. They found out that there are 10 hateful sociopaths to every 1 empath. So they’ve opted towards creating more misogynistic, hateful content again, and violence has been on the rise. So now games like Day of the Tentacle are replaced with Call of Duty.

    I can’t help but feel sometimes that the Internet ruined things, because it gave so many of the wrong kinds of people a voice. So now we’re spiralling backwards. We hit a cultural perigee, and we’re falling, falling, and falling some more.

    The only saving grace being our indies and small, starving devs. Bless ‘em.

    I honestly just wonder when it’s going to get better, because you’ve touched on the source of a lot of my bitterness.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Tyrantsoul

    @2 Is it fun living in your world of black and white?Seriously I have read some BS comments on here but you take the biscuit.Its just peoples preference.For example I never found Wallace and Gromet very funny.I also do not like the walking dead.I did however like what I saw of Broken Age and I hope it makes it as a game for them.As for your misogyny comment,most gamers could care less if you play as a female.Games like Tomb Raider,Resident Evil,Silent Hill just to name a few.

    I don’t mean to insult you Wulf but it seems to me like you are taking your experience of people from online.Misogyny and homophobia in real life is on the decrease.Most people could care less if someone is gay at this point.

    The downfall of our society is a worry yes,the thing is though its mainly down to people like you,who think because you like certain things that you are somehow better than other people.Sad thing is you don’t see the hypocrisy of it.Its no better than judging someone if the are attracted to a different sex than you.

    Anyway on topic I hope people who have already bought it would still have access to the games.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. sh4dow

    @4

    One could ask you whether it is fun living inside your bubble.
    “Misogyny and homophobia in real life is on the decrease”? I guess that must be why there was only fairly recently a streak of suicides among teenagers in the USA who were mostly bullied for being gay.

    Oh and – calling his world view black and white is really quite ironic. And I’ll leave it up to you to probably not think about what the hell I mean by that. Because I got limited time to waste on people who lack even basic grammar skills and spout aggressive things towards thoughtful people.

    @2

    Indeed – for the most part. I do find that there is a lot of immaturity in games like To The Moon and Broken Age. They probably would have appealed to me when I was a teenager but by now, I find them too bubbly and their humor too superficial.
    And actually – I stopped playing To The Moon because I even found the humor cruel and insensitive. They kept making fun of the touching story presented. I guess to deal with the drama? But personally, I never was somebody who hid his emotions beneath shallow jokes and I don’t appreciate that in others.
    While I find your assessment of the internet today (and the fact that the offline society is mirrored very closely by now) pretty accurate, I think it should be noted that it wasn’t like that AT ALL about 15 years ago. Back when there were mostly just geeks or at least academics online. It was the first time in my life that I encountered communities where people coexisted peacefully and didn’t regularly bully one another. And you didn’t have aggressive dumb people – or if there were, people didn’t just say “oh, he’s just a troll” but they actively tried to remove him from the community. At least back then, trolls (or simply very hostile people) would at some point still give up when they were banned multiple times.
    Which is why I would never talk badly about the internet – it enabled me to have an amazing social life… for a while. A better one than I ever could’ve thought would be possible. It is really quite sad and pathetic that it turned into what it is now but that doesn’t mean that the concept itself was bad to begin with, as the past demonstrates.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. sh4dow

    Oh yeah

    @article:

    Well, digital distribution… that’s what happens. Now instead of people going on ebay to get second hand copies of something that isn’t being produced any more, they’ll have to pirate it in order to play it. Amusing, in a way.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Panthro

    @2

    “the unwashed masses outnumber the well-read”

    Yeah, I hate being part of the unwashed masses who like The Walking Dead, that horrid video game which centres around violence and gore… I only wish they had made more of an effort to include more dialogue and interaction with other characters rather than just having one massive gore slide show for 8 hours.

    You are truly a perfect human being who we should all follow, all hail TheWulf… Let us disband our wrongful ways to follow you, Let us all download Wallace and Gromit to experience the incredible gameplay and humour which all of us mouthbreathers never gave a chance because it didn’t include any clay blood.

    I wish we could all be like you… It’s horrible down here in these slums filled with braindead illiterates playing GTA V all day :’(

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Tyrantsoul

    @5 Grammar aside.I was not being aggressive toward him.Just pointing out the fact that when you discriminate against someone for their tastes/believes and then complain about homophobia it is pretty much the pot calling the kettle black is it not?

    Yes it’s sad to see people kill themselves over bullies and such but you have to remember that the USA does not equal the world.Oh and “unwashed masses” and “brain dead zombies” makes him neither thoughtful nor empathic.

    Oh and for the record

    Irony

    1. The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    “It’s just the nature of things.”

    No it isn’t.

    “There are more behaviourally conditioned zombies than genuinely self aware people”

    No there isn’t.

    “the unwashed masses outnumber the well-read”

    No, they most certainly don’t.

    ” there are more groups with insane right-wing ideologies than left,”

    No there are not.

    “there are more audiences who value violence over dialogue.”

    Nope. Less than 1% of people are inclined towards this sort of attitude.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Old MacDonald

    “Seems to me that just like in films, humor in video games is valued considerably less than gut-wrenching dramas and that for some unknown reason, people seem to think that Walking Dead deserves more credit than Back to the Future.”

    Well, that is because it does. Back to the Future was pretty mediocre, and well behind stuff like Sam & Max season three and Tales of Monkey Island in terms of everything from the quality of the writing to the presentation. And The Walking Dead was probably even better; Telltale never really did puzzles well, so it’s really a good thing that they ditched them. I don’t think the fact that one is a zombie drama and the other is a comedy is all that important here. The BTTF-episodes ranged from weak to a bit above average, and it’s obvious that the people who made it did not feel comfortable with the format.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    “So… yeah. I bought the Wallace & Gromit games and dug them. I bought them for friends, too. In fact, I think I’ve done that for almost everything in Telltale’s library barring The Walking Dead. To their merit, though, The Wolf Among Us does have quite a bit of good humour. It just feels like they’re trying to meet everyone half way. Humour for the smart people, violence for the stupid ones.”

    There were lighter moments to be found in TWD as well. The game encourages players to consider their actions, and portrays the impact on social relation, weighing that up against an urge to survive. You’re just misrepresenting that game. YOU should be aware, with your interest in dialogue over violence, that the zombie monsters are not always the “point” of a work in which they are featured. The creator may be slyly holding up a mirror at the audience (case in point: Dawn of the Dead). A game gives the opportunity to make the choices. Perhaps to consider Which horror is the more dangerous, the one tearing flesh from bone, or the one possibly being openly, casually rife, driving communities apart.

    I wonder why you’re harbouring such a prejudice against a nuanced piece of work on the one hand, while at the other lavishing praise upon and lamenting at the lack of recognition of what you view as, what. Intellectually superior pieces?! Every artist can get a breakout hit. TT worked very hard for theirs. And, when that hit comes, some fans want to see more like that which was released before the groundswell of support – perhaps forgetting that because of the massive rise in interest it is all the more likely that the early releases enjoy a new lease of appreciation and life, from new fans.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. fihar

    @10
    I’m not entirely sure how Walking Dead is better than Back to the Future.
    The stylization of the characters is bound to divide opinions, but the script and the voice acting (even down to the Michael J. Fox impersonation) was top-notch.
    Puzzles are a hit-or-miss and even though I kinda thought that puzzles in Back to the Future took a backseat, I’ve always thought that Telltale’s puzzles were quite good, if not slightly inconsistent.

    The fact that one’s an emotional drama set in a world populated by zombies and the other a comedy about a time-traveling duo with a DeLorean time machine matters a lot really.
    Even I could see which one is going to sell more without playing the actual game (and which one will be showered with more praise by critics, assuming that the two are actually of the same quality) which is incredibly ironic as the latter is much more interesting.

    Anyway, opinions are opinions.
    What I don’t like is that Telltale will always be known as the studio that made emotional drama that is The Walking Dead instead of one that has the keen sense to write hilariously witty dialogue with a quirky cast of characters such as those you’d might find in their earlier games. Telltale should make more of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People really.
    These days, quirky for the sake of being quirky is good enough for me.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. fightclubdoll

    I hate seeing Wallace and Gromit games getting left in the dust.
    I have all the XBLA games, so I won’t be losing them…
    Still, this is part of an overall trend for W&G titles.
    I loved the original Xbox games Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Project Zoo, but back compatibility was never extended to them on 360.
    They’re both very fun, challenging even, especially the former.
    I still have the discs and a fully functional original Xbox, but the neglect and what appears to be a climate of apathy for these titles seems very unfortunate, even quite sad, to me.
    (For comparison, I just completed Max: The Curse of Brotherhood on Xbox One and it’s delightful and challenging, but it’s easily less than half the game you get in W&G: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.)
    If the original Xbox W&G games were redone in HD and offered on next-gen, I’d buy them again without hesitation.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. sh4dow

    @7:

    You called his comment to contain the most bullshit of any here. If that is not aggressive then I don’t know…

    And most co-workers in Europe I’ve had the honor of working with called negative things “gay”. Among other bigotry. It doesn’t take being a US citizen to be intolerant/ignorant. And before you again point out that THIS is an intolerant view to have – I find being tolerant of intolerance quite absurd if one claims to be tolerant.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Djoenz

    @Wulf and Shadow

    You cant put it in percentages, but mankind is full of sin indeed. Im not gonna bitch about it, but I have met many many ppl in my life and so far a lot are egocentric, selfish and hypocritical.

    But a lot are good too. Dont see it too much in black and white bro. Nobody is perfect. Being a pessimist all the time wont do ya any good. Thinking a lot of people are shite (most are) wont do you any good haha.

    Respect one and another. Its all about respect. You dont have to like everyone.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Tyrantsoul

    @14 perhaps it did come across as a tad aggressive,I did write it after a long night.As for the gay issue I think tolerance is very much on the increase.Take here for example,30 years ago it was illegal to be gay but nowadays its not a big thing.The term gay as a negative is slang at this point.I bet most people don’t even think what it means when they say it.F**k for exam means forsaken under cardinal knowledge I believe.The very nature of tolerance is to be also tolerant of intolerance due to the fact it is their belief,and to force your belief on them would be intolerant in return.It’s like I said nothing is black or white.

    I do get where you are coming from to a degree Sh4dow.Hell gaming wise I get frowned at when I say Rez is one of my all time favorite games.

    #15 1 year ago

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

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

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

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

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  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

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

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

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

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

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

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

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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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

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

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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?

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