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UPDATE: The Last Guardian not cancelled, currently in “full development”

Sunday, 8 June 2014 07:44 GMT By Staff

Rumours of The Last Guardian’s demise were greatly exaggerated, so fingers crossed we see the Team Ico effort at E3 this week.

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Over the weekend, rumours arose that the third game from Team Ico had been cancelled; the story has since been repeatedly squashed. You cna follow the sage via the original story and updates below.

ORIGINAL STORY

IGN has claimed that The Last Guardian has been finally canned. The site ran the headline, “E3 2014: THE LAST GUARDIAN CANCELLED,” this morning: you can’t get much clearer than that.

Sony, however, has instantly denied the Team ICO game has been axed.

From what VG247 has heard in the last week, IGN is off the mark.

It was claimed in April that the game would be dated soon.

Sony’s E3 2014 press conference takes place tomorrow in LA. You’d do well to watch it. Get all the info you need about streaming and coverage details in our E3 viewer guide.

UPDATE

Speaking in a pre-E3 interview with Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Shawn Layden said the third Team Ico game remains in full production.

Layden replaced Jack Tretton as president and CEO of SCEA in March, so he’s presumably in a position to know.

Thanks, Gematsu.

UPDATE 2:

IGN has published a full retraction and apology for the rumour.

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35 Comments

  1. FreeZZa

    After such a long period of time, it’s almost impossibru for them to deliver. Same with games like Half Life (2: Episode) 3. I certainly don’t want these games to be bad but something tells me that they won’t ever live up to the hype…

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Hcw87

    Sony needs this game at their conference tomorrow, cancelling it would be a very stupid thing to do. Even if it turns out shit, it’ll be a huge hypemachine for Sony.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. The_Red

    I’m calling it now: “TLG Cancelled” is the game of the show at E3 2014.
    The huge thread on NeoGAF along with awesome response from Druckman (The Last of Us), Bossman and O’Dwyer ‏have been more entertaining and fun than any next-gen game could possibly be at the actual show.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. pukem0n

    no game lives up to its hype anymore because the majority of gamers became entitled little dicks that flame around about everything

    #4 9 months ago
  5. gomersoul

    Sony probably started this rumor to build hype, imagine It’s actually going to be announced as released next month, free for plus subscribers. E3 won

    #5 9 months ago
  6. dazedonthemoon

    Yeah at this point it doesn’t matter if it sucks. It’s so incredibly hyped, all they have to do is date it and people will go crazy and buy even more PS4s.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. lubu

    @FreeZZa
    “Same with games like Half Life (2: Episode) 3″
    they didn’t even announced HL3 or ep3, and valve aren’t going to develope a game when they have no new ideas or some new techs. so there was no delay or cancellation about HL3/EP3. but TLG is different, they showed it as a PS3 game, they won awards for it, they showed it almost 3 times,they lost developers, they hyped it again for PS4 and still they are hyping it by false rumors etc…

    i’m not saying it is cancelled or not, i don’t care, i’m just saying HalfLife story is different

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Joe Musashi

    I do so enjoy the PC/X1 fetishists eagerly jumping around to proclaiming what Sony must do to succeed.

    I recall making a point of not getting over excited when TLG was first revealed. Seems like moderation was the right choice. I can’t claim failure, betrayal or any other grandiose emotive term. I’ve too much other good stuff to play.

    If the game exists and comes out, I’ll play it.

    JM

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Erthazus

    This is probably IGN just played with Sony to get a proper response.

    This is really easy to do with the crowd.

    #9 9 months ago
  10. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Because I watched the trailer so often so long ago it feels like I’ve played this already. I’ll happily play the ps4 remake though :)

    #10 9 months ago
  11. Isaaclarke37

    Why is there some much buzz around this game? I would love to see it released soon. Why is Sony still so secretive about it’s status? They should give us something whether its a yay or nay.

    #11 9 months ago
  12. TF_PtMaster

    Someone at IGN is seeking pagehits…

    This game is happening.

    #12 9 months ago
  13. POOhead

    Game looks like utter shit snyways, fly here do this puzzle, looks boring

    #13 9 months ago
  14. Citrus raptor

    Still, if it’s not for PS3, I’m going to be kind of upset. They marketed it for PS3, so not releasing the game for it, would be false marketing.

    #14 9 months ago
  15. Takeshi

    Personally, I am more looking forward to FFXV, at least I have some sort of idea as to what kind of game it will be.

    I loved Shadow of the Collosus, and this looks more like Ico which is fine, but not really what I want to play.

    #15 9 months ago
  16. Digital Bamboo

    I don’t even recall when this game was announced TBH.

    Ico & Shadow of the Collosus were certainly groundbreaking in their time (and are still pretty special now, I just played them myself about 2 years ago) but I can’t see them having a great number of present-day fans, I mean, among those that grew up during this past generation of consoles.

    Is there really SUCH a huge demand for this game to come out, or is it just a very vocal few drunk on nostalgia/enraged with expectation?

    #16 9 months ago
  17. polygem

    #8+1 minus the shit stirring

    #17 9 months ago
  18. AmiralPatate

    TLG. 3 letters, Half-li… nevermind.

    #18 9 months ago
  19. ManuOtaku

    I do hope it really comes whenever is ready, and is good. Although, ico and shadow have a soul, a certain magic, but they didnt had that many problems while been developed, therefore iam afraid the soul this game might have will suffer for all this problems.i hope this is not the case at all.

    #19 9 months ago
  20. Joe Musashi

    @16 “Is there really SUCH a huge demand for this game to come out, or is it just a very vocal few drunk on nostalgia/enraged with expectation?

    I can’t speak for everyone, but I think titles like Ico and SotC have probably been more significant for Sony’s stature as a publisher/maker of games than as games that rake in a lot of sales.

    I’d consider myself a passionate fan of both Ico and SotC. I’ll be eager to play Team Ico’s next game should it ever emerge. If I end up enjoying it to the degree of their earlier games then it’ll have been worth the wait. In the meantime, there’s plenty else to keep me entertained.

    For all those banging on loudly about the time taken, I like to picture them sitting with their controllers in their hand in front of a blank screen, literally playing no other games and waiting, year after year, for this single game. If that’s what they’re doing then their demands make sense. Otherwise I suspect exaggeration is involved.

    JM

    #20 9 months ago
  21. onlineatron

    glad they put the kaibosh on the rumour but it has dashed my hopes of a re-reveal tomorrow. if it was coming, sony would have kept things under wraps, waited 24hrs. coming out and saying something suggests they’re not ready to show it and were prepared to reassure people who ask that it still exists anyway.

    #21 9 months ago
  22. antraxsuicide

    If they do release it, it’ll be the flop of the century. You can’t possibly have a game in development for that long, paying all that money on salary and general development costs, and expect to see even 50% of your investment in revenue.

    This game is either cancelled, or it’s going to be a massive financial failure. Those are the only two options. Sony should look up the “sunk cost” fallacy and make damn sure to avoid it.

    #22 9 months ago
  23. Redh3lix

    Damn VG247 comment system is arse about face. Latest post next to reply please ya nubs.

    #23 9 months ago
  24. CyberMarco

    @antraxsuicide I don’t think it was in development the past 8 years, probably was put in hibernation mode until it

    #24 9 months ago
  25. Rosseu

    @antraxsuicide If it was in development that long, we would have had it a few years ago. It wasn’t continuously in development.

    #25 9 months ago
  26. Nintendo1985

    Looks like some Russian reporters have also confirmed the cancelation

    http://www.worldsfactory.net/2014/06/07/rumor-the-last-guardian-cancelled

    #26 9 months ago
  27. BrahManDude

    So much for inside sources

    #27 9 months ago
  28. antraxsuicide

    @Cyber @Rosseu
    If that’s the case, then it’s definitely not going anywhere. Stepping away from a creative project will usually lead to lackluster performance from employees. It breeds a “Oh, great, this again” vibe when you have to go back to working on it.

    Especially if anything changed in that time. “Oh, you already finished that area? Well, we totally scrapped that while you were working on that other game we sent you to do, so could you do another area? We promise it’ll be untouched when you come back again after the next project we shift you to. Pinky swear on it.”

    That never leads to employee satisfaction.

    #28 9 months ago
  29. yeoung

    @Joe Musashi:

    Such carefully balanced rationale, I too consider myself a passionate fan. Not to any extent as those SoTC secret hunters, but surely along the lines of a day-one-special-edition-can’t-believe-I-finally-get-to-experience-this .. erm.. guy.

    Team Ico crafts abstract yet immersive universes with minimal dialogue yet highly effective emotional content. Truly their works represent a side of the gaming spectrum altogether too uncommon in today’s AAA selection. Team Ico games are unique, and in that respect, absence is cause for demand. Obviously a common sense approach may be warranted given it’s rather .. elusive PR campaign, but there hasn’t been a time more pertinent than this transition period. A swansong for PS3 or a massive boost for PS4, either way, I can’t but be excited.

    (Team Ico games get me all super excited and stuff)

    #29 9 months ago
  30. SlayerGT

    @yeoung <– Yes this. Me too.

    #30 9 months ago
  31. Clupula

    I imagine whenever they do show the game off again, it’ll be at TGS, not E3.

    #31 9 months ago
  32. yeoung

    @yeoung: Gah,

    *transitional
    *help

    I guess that’s what I get for trying to be eloquent after 3 am.

    #32 9 months ago
  33. redwood

    the amount of time this game has taken, I reckon that bird-dog thingy must have spawned a bunch little bird-dog thingies! maybe we will get to play with them too (am sorry, that was a cheap joke, I know… i know)

    #33 9 months ago
  34. TheWulf

    If there haven’t been many (or any) concessions to the modern mainstream, I can see myself really enjoying this. Though I have this feeling of dread that it just won’t be translated. Or maybe I’ll get lucky and it’ll be one of those games that at least gets a European release, if not anywhere else. (There’ve been quite a few of those.)

    But yes, I’m more than a little bit hopeful for this.

    @1

    I think they just need to tell a good story, and they’ll be fine. The majority of Japanese developers aren’t beholden to Western development attitudes. I mean, this kind of thing used to be commonplace.

    @3

    :C

    Yeah, have to be a realist, I suppose. Still…

    @4

    That’s the Internet, for you! Before the Internet, it was believed that video games were only for introverted nerds, and that was a great time for video games. Now, we have an extroverted mainstream who tend to be… well, yes, very entitled. All I ask for is the odd game developed for introverted audiences, but I’ve since given up on that hope.

    Oh for a time machine, to go back and reinvent computers and the Internet so that they require a certain degree of intelligence, insight, and intuition to use.

    That’s how it was in its earliest days, but the endless dumbing down has made it accessible so that extroverts everywhere can destroy computers with malware. (What? I feel computer empathy, I know I wouldn’t want someone loading my brain down with evil shit, with the end result being dementia.)

    Publishers found a new audience, that audience now EXPECTS to be served, as par the course, and gets really infuriated if something is released that they can’t understand/is too strange for them.

    Lair comes to mind. Lair had a control scheme that required one to be able to analyse the differences from prior control schemes, and intuit things. I was brilliant at Lair. It always baffled other people that I could play it so, so very well. But for me, it was as easy to pick up as learning a new application, I’m just mentally prepared for new experiences. I remember how extroverted critics lambasted it, calling it a terrible game, whereas the introverts on this world network of ours called them on their bullshit.

    Just because they couldn’t analyse and intuit the controls, because that was beyond their limited, extroverted capacities, that doesn’t mean it was a bad game. There are far too many videos of people playing Lair expertly out there for that to even be believable. It’s just that Lair was a game aimed at introverts because of its weird control system. It was the weird control system that I loved.

    I mean, normally, I’d be bored by another dragon-riding game, but the ingenuity of that control system made me want to play it. Whether I was stomping around on the ground, or gracefully looping around in the air, I loved it.

    But no. “ME NO DUMB, GAME JUST BAD. LAIR TOO HARD. UNGA-BUNGA! ME AM SAY MAKE MORE MODERN MILITARY SHOOTER! SHOUTY, STUPID MAN DEMAND IT!

    Such is the world we live in.

    Entitled prats who throw a wobbly whenever they fail to understand something, so games have ended up being about instant gratification, familiarity, similarity, and the lowest common denominator. Completely unchallenging, unthinking, dispassionate affairs. I’m not actually sure what the last AAA labour of love I played was, and that makes me genuinely sad.

    @8

    I… haven’t seen that. Where is that happening? Then again, I’m taking you at face value, rather than accepting the more likely truth — you’re lying. Oh, you’re such a stereotypical Macloed-style sociopath, JM.

    I’m wondering when you’re going to drop the narcissism long enough to stop signing your posts, too. Does it make you feel important and powerful to do so?

    @13

    Well, yeah. I mean, your name is “poohead,” you’ve established yourself as a particularly anti-intellectual extrovert since day one. You just want to kill shit and be folksy, puzzles are for holier-than-thou boffins and irritating egg-heads.

    You definitely fall into the “douche-bro” category. I’m not a fan of your kind of person.

    Personally, I like puzzles, I like puzzles more than I like violence, which I guess makes me a terrifying prospect to someone like you. I’m just being an annoying, unrelatable egg-head, though, eh?

    The Internet does so much to convince me that extroverts are, essentially, worthless. Day after day. I feel introverts like myself need our own world, so that we can be artistic and scientific, and you guys can just kill each other in one needless war after another. You’ll wipe yourselves out without us there to stop you.

    Because hey, life isn’t fun if you’re not killing shit.

    @16

    It’s a difference in people.

    Smart, introverted people want a game that’s sans violence, tells a good story, and challenges the mind in various ways. They want to be stimulated. Whereas the average extrovert just wants to kill shit.

    A favourite of introverts everywhere would be something like Portal, the original especially, whereas the average extrovert would rather be playing Battlefield or Assassin’s Creed. The thing is is that for every Portal, there are a thousand mindless, instant gratification-based murder simulators.

    So, yeah, there’s demand for this. Smart people do want it.

    It’s typical of an extrovert though to look outwards, see only other extroverts, and believe that only the extroverted state of being exists. You have no internal gauge for intuition or insight, as such, you have no ability to comprehend that there are people out there, smarter than you, who wish that video games weren’t always kill-’em-ups all the time.

    A lot of the nostalgia comes from how, back in the ’80s and ’90s, there was a fairly even balance of puzzle games and kill-’em-ups, and even with the latter category, many of those were goofy enough to be inoffensive. We’re not all the kind of people who actually want blood on our hands to feel validated. Some of us just want some platforming, some puzzles, some ethical dilemmas, and a good bit of story.

    But because you’re not such a person, you can’t even comprehend that those people actually exist. In this extrovert-and-idiocy driven world of ours, it’s often the case that we tend to be forgotten, along with the reasons for the desires we have.

    We don’t ask for much.

    We just don’t understand why you get so offended whenever someone tries to develop something that isn’t for you (as I touched upon above, relating to incredibly entitled, jerky extroverts).

    I want a think-a-thon, sometimes. I’m not EVERY DAY IS A KILL-A-THON DAY like you guys are. You can satisfy yourself with continued slaughter, you even enjoy slaughter and genocide (the ending choices of Mass Effect proved that quite eloquently), but… hey, we don’t.

    Sometimes just a bit of platforming is nice. Some puzzles. Some thinking.

    Just some thinking.

    The extrovert-driven video games mainstream at the moment is just so incredibly vapid. It never invites you to think. This is why I always go crazy when there’s a game that does. Remember New Vegas? Remember how I just couldn’t stop talking about how great of a game that was? Well, it might not have been as great as I was making out, it might be more that I’m so starved for intelligent games that whenever I’m thrown a scrap, I leap on it and proclaim it to be the best thing ever.

    So, yes.

    I want this.

    I don’t want it for nostalgia.

    I want it because it might not be stupid. It might make me think. It might provide me with interesting insights and perspectives. It might leave me spinning in my chair for a good hour, just considering the last thing that happened in it. <– That? That is something that extroverts never do, they blow through a game and then move onto the next one.

    Introverts like it when a game makes them think because then they can think more about it, they can talk about it with other introverts, they can discuss their ideas, their speculations, their questions and quandaries.

    Why is it wrong that intelligent people sometimes want intelligent games? My biggest point of outright annoyance and hostility in regards to gamers is how disturbingly anti-intellectual they are. As though intellectuality is to be banished to the seventh level of hell, as though it were some kind of sin.

    @29

    Agreed.

    #34 9 months ago
  35. TheWulf

    Also, I have to say that I wasn’t much of a fan of Shadow of the Colossus beyond the environments, art, and aesthetic. I’m just not a fan of kill-’em-ups. I was, however, more of a fan of Ico. The Last Guardian, to me, looks to be like the better parts of Ico. More about the thinking and the puzzling, and less about the killing shit.

    That’s exactly what I want.

    #35 9 months ago

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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]