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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 12 months ago
  2. Hcw87

    Overpriced junk. Shameless cash-in.

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

    #2 12 months ago
  3. jomac3db

    @Mr Tom Lol

    #3 12 months ago
  4. jomac3db

    @Hcw87 👍

    #4 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago
  15. Darkfield

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

    #15 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago
  22. Erthazus

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

    It sucks so hard.

    #22 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago
  27. mendez

    ___________________ ((:
    2 hours = 40 $

    #27 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago
  30. Hcw87

    @Legendaryboss

    Tweeted by Kojima’s personal assistant. Seems legit.

    #30 12 months 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 12 months ago

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    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]