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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is two hours long – report

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 22:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, the $40 prequel to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, can reportedly be completed in just two hours.

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The news comes from GameInformer’s latest print preview of the game, as reported by Kotaku.

“Judged just by the core story mission, Ground Zeroes is short. We completed it in just less than two hours,” GameInformer apparently said.

GameInformer’s Ground Zeroes preview is a cover story in the US edition this month, but has not been made available online.

It’s worth highlighting again that the magazine’s comment refers only to main missions, and so the two hour figure may not include optional side questing and additional content.

Franchise creator Hideo Kojima has commented on the past that Ground Zeroes is very short, but also said that it’s up to the user how they play it.

Ground Zeroes is a prequel, a tutorial and a taster for The Phantom Pain, which Kojima has said is designed to satisfy fans while they wait for the full game, which will take some time to complete thanks to the rigours of next-gen development.

It releases on March 18 and is not a full-priced release. In the US, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version will cost $20 in digital form and $30 at retail.

The PS4 and Xbox One version is priced at $30 digitally and $40 in shops.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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31 Comments

  1. Mr Tom

    1 hour 50 minutes of that is cut-scenes.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Hcw87

    Overpriced junk. Shameless cash-in.

    Should have baked it in with the main game, similar to MGS2.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. jomac3db

    @Mr Tom Lol

    #3 1 year ago
  4. jomac3db

    @Hcw87 👍

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Panthro

    If this is true it is hardly worth £20-£30

    It should be at most £5.99 – £11.99.

    Who knows though, this might just be bullshit.

    Or might have multiple ways to play through each mission etc… I dunno.

    If not, That is a pathetic amount of time.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Legendaryboss

    @Mr Tom Thats too generous. 2hrs of cutscenes and the actual gameplay is within the successor Phantom Pain.

    In all seriousness i could probably complete this in a hour, 1.30 hr tops. Then the side missions. Then wait? Is MGO 3 in this or Phantom Pain? Or Both?

    I will need a heavy price drop, failing that a bundle: the sequel will roughly take less than 2 years.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. salarta

    1) The average price for a game today at the length of past games in the franchise sits at $60. So that’s already $20 taken off.
    2) The $40 price statement is WRONG. Both Amazon and Gamestop list it as $30. So in reality, it’s half the cost of a full-fledged game, despite the game being on PS4.
    3) By comparison, a lot of games these days of this type are only around 10 hours long, so $30 means that if we accept 10 hours for $60, then we should accept $30 for 5 hours.
    4) We’re hearing that the game CAN be completed in 2 hours. Does that mean it’s the average time? Not necessarily. Remember, there’s such a thing as speed runs, where people finish games that normally take over ten hours in the time of an hour or two.
    5) Most importantly, WE DO NOT KNOW ALL THE FEATURES YET. There may be tons of optional side missions that could total the length of a game that costs $60.

    tl;dr wait until we actually know more about the game before assuming it’s “overpriced junk” or a “shameless cash-in.” Maybe it really is way too short and the average time to complete really is only two hours, and if so then I’ll certainly join in giving the game the criticism it deserves. But it could also be so loaded with content that it’s severely underpriced at $30.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Hcw87

    @salarta

    When people get paid to preview a game, they don’t speedrun through it. This is from Gameinformer.

    So yes, the above average gamer would be able to complete this game in 2 hours or less (not counting sidemissions, which may add another two).

    Point is, 4 hours for a MGS game is shameful. And it makes NO sense releasing this as standalone. No sense at all. They could have released MGS2 Sons of Liberty as two games, but they didn’t.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. salarta

    @Hcw87 People paid to preview a game are paid to preview a game. The purpose of the people previewing the game isn’t the point. The point is that games can be completed much faster or much slower depending on how a person plays. If a game that normally takes 30-40 hours can be completed in only a few hours during a speed run, it’s not inconceivable that someone that ISN’T purposely trying to speed run through a game could still beat it much faster than the average person would. Say, if a normally 30-40 hour game can be beaten in 3-4 hours during a speed run, then maybe someone not doing a speed run but still fast in playstyle could beat it in 15-20 depending on how they play.

    You’re claiming that one group of people that beat it in 2 hours is instantly the norm. If someone tried to make that claim in scientific circles, they’d be deeply censured for not making a proper experiment with necessary controls, additional subjects, etc.

    Maybe it’s 2 hours for the average person. Hell maybe the average person will beat it in 30 minutes. Or maybe these guys were an outlier and beat it in a half or a third of the time of the average person. One case isn’t enough to make that claim. You might be able to claim it SUGGESTS it might be two hours on average, but it’s not absolute proof.

    And no, this isn’t shameful for this MGS game. This is a game where the team is trying something much different for the gameplay, an open world. That involves much different thinking, different kind of work, planning for multiple actions and contingencies, etc.

    MGS2 was not open world, and it was priced the same expected full price as the average game for its time.

    Also nice job assuming you somehow know the length of time all sidemissions in the whole game will take. Reminds me of Xenoblade Chronicles, where I expected the sidemissions to take only a few hours, only for them to last a good week of my time to play (I believe around 15-25 extra hours of gameplay).

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Joe Musashi

    ..and Skyrim can be beaten in 2 hours.
    ..and Dark Souls can be beaten in less than an hour.

    Before I watch a movie, I prematurely judge its quality by checking its running time.
    Before I read a book, I prematurely judge its quality by counting how many pages it has.

    JM

    #10 1 year ago
  11. infernalism

    If this is truly the “2 hours for a first time playthrough for an average gamer” sitiation, than even though I love the series very much, it indeed has no business being on the market, let alone cost 40$ at retail for a PS4 version. I planned on buying a PS4, along with Infamous:SS and MGS:GZ, but now I will wait for the reviews of the latter. If they’ll confirm this information, then I might as well wait for The Phanton Pain to buy them in a bundle, maybe even for a price of a single game. Kojima wants more time, and Konami wants money off of MGSV already, and this seems like a compromise between the two, that the customers are supposed to pay for. No thank you. I am starved for this game, but I’m not returning to the world of MGS for 2 hours of gameplay (at least half of which will be cutscenes) for 30£.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. vOL

    Err…I never thought of saying this but I agreed with Hcw87 regarding the matter. Normally reviewer will not speedrun when preview/reviewing a game. It just common sense to play and give reader the average time to complete the game campaign/side missions when playing for the 1st time.

    Speedrun only works when the player knows the game well; where to go,requirement to complete the objectives and so on and hard to think that they timed their playthrough on the 2nd or 3rd run.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. DoubleM

    Every Metal Gear game can be completed under 2 hours. You actually get a ranking and some items for completing them in that time, But who does that?
    If you play the game the way it’s supposed to be played (watching the cutscenes, listening to codecs or trying to find the many easter eggs in the games), then the game lasts much longer.
    I actually know people who have completed MGS1 under 5 hours in their first playthrough, and mine took around 15-17 hours. Guess who enjoyed the game? Me, not them.

    And btw, this is a 20 dollar downloadable game. I bought Stacking and many other games at that price and they hardly last longer than 4 hours. 40 dollars for the nextgen version is unjust though.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. unacomn

    Eh, I’m not worried. I can finish most missions in Hitman Blood Money in 5 minutes and some in just 2, and that’s a game I’ve played and replayed for ages.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Darkfield

    @Hcw87 To be fair it sounds bad to me too, but original MGS could be finished in 2 hours too.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Darkfield

    Actually all MGS games can be finished in under 2 hours. But, those are speedrun marks so I’m not making any excuses o behalf of Kojipro. I’m usually taking my time in any games I play on first playthrough.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. ChunkyLover112

    you guys are looking at this the wrong way. what we should be yhinking about uere is whether it has something to do with race. you know, making an over priced game that probably isnt that good anyway.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Darkfield

    btw, examples of short games we all loved playing them and had no complains.

    The Walking Dead – The Game episodic franchise
    The Wolf Among Us, Ep.2 is currently priced at $24.99
    Gone Home
    The Stanley Parable

    and there are a lot more, when we play games we care more about quality than length. If the price is bothering you wait a bit until you can find a used boxed version. It’s as simple as that since weirdly enough it has a boxed version.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. CycloneFox

    First of all, as it’s already said, that the game will only feature one chapter/story mission, I didn’t expect the game to be any longer than, let’s say … 5 hours or so *with* side-content.

    Then think about MGR, where quickly after release, it was said to only be about 5 hours long. You might not know it if you haven’t played it yourself, but the game shows the play stats with a playtime, where it cuts out replays (continues) and cutscenes. I played quite slow, tried to sneak as much as possible, rescued as much people as possible and repeated some sections here and there. And so in the end, I played for at least 10 hours, the whole weekend and the game showed a net playtime of 6 hours or so in the end status screen.
    Ground Zeroes most likely does the same.

    Then, you have to keep in mind, that those review events are normally like put as many journalists as possibe into a room and let them play the full game for some time first. The journalists then play the game not for having fun, but it’s their job to not do any side-stuff, but only play the main story as fast as possible to try to make the full campaign in one run to be the first to write about the “full” impression of the game. That’s why its always problematic for journalist at those events to play an RPG, because without a little leveling they might get stuck pretty fast. So @Hcw87: They actually do try and speedrun the games during those review events. I got this info from actual gaming journalists.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. mistermogul

    I’m not bothered about the length as long as it’s reasonably priced. Just checked the price on Amazon for PS4 and it’s £55! Though admittedly that’s a 3rd party seller I think…

    Interestingly, Kojima also said in Gameinformer that the PS4 version is looking better than the X1 which I’ve heard before so will be interesting to see just how much that is the case…

    #20 1 year ago
  21. sasanjfr

    Lets not forget the 2 hours mentioned is only the main mission “gameplay”.There’s also outer ops like missions(which we had in PW) and above all a lengthy cutscene is a sure thing based on Kojima standards.So Ground Zeroes could take up to 4-5 hours.besides we don’t know how the guys at gameinformer played the game.maybe they gunned their way through it,maybe they played on easy,etc.Still,40$ is high but 25-30$ would be justifiable.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Erthazus

    Guys, I love you all but please change the design. It sucks.

    It sucks so hard.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Ekona

    2 hours gameplay for £20 (PS4/XBone digital) is pushing the limits of acceptability, IMHO. It may be the best game over, but if that includes side missions then it’s simply either an excessive price or not enough content.

    If there’s enough there to give someone 6 hours of gameplay for that price, then fair enough.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. vOL

    Just cut out the cutscenes and here we go; a full-fledge glorified demo. Pathetic business model if you ask me.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. RocknRolla

    @Erthazus You will get used to it don´t worry, they won´t change anything so it´s pointless to even ask :)

    #25 1 year ago
  26. The_Red

    Remember how first mission of MGS2 was released as a free and full featured demo? Now people have to pay for on it PS4 and XB1.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. mendez

    ___________________ ((:
    2 hours = 40 $

    #27 1 year ago
  28. BrokenSpline

    @Darkfield

    Uh Walking Dead was 25$ for 5 episodes that had 3-4 hours each. See where I am going with this?

    Wolf Among us is looking to be the same thus far.

    Gone Home, I’ll give you but I will say that game is not worth 20$ far from it. Thankfully I was able to get it for a fiver and that was worth the price.

    Stanley Parable is another game that is not worth the full price but I also got it for a fiver.

    It will be a cold day in hell if I pay 20 or more for a 2 hour game possibly more no matter how much cutscenes they throw in the damn thing.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Legendaryboss

    I’ll just leave this here but believe what you chose to believe.
    http://www.onlysp.com/ground-zeroes-being-2-5-hours-is-false-according-to-ayako/

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Hcw87

    @Legendaryboss

    Tweeted by Kojima’s personal assistant. Seems legit.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Legendaryboss

    @Hcw87 Thats why i said believe what you want to believe, at this point no one but the devs know whats in the package.

    Theres nothing else to believe in.

    #31 1 year ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kojima Station show suspended

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

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

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