Archives / 2015 / August

The man who sent his game to Gabe Newell in a briefcase

Richard Seabrook woke one morning and realised his life wasn't where he wanted it to be. He was 23 years old, he'd graduated from university and he'd taken a job he thought would lead to his dream career in games. But it hadn't quite worked out. He was... »

The modern day Thief reboot that never was

Imagine a world where we never had to debate whether Square Enix's 2014 Thief reboot was called Thief or Thief 4 or Thi4f. Imagine instead that the franchise remained with Ion Storm Austin, developers of Thief: Deadly Shadows. That's a world we very ne... »

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots review

Editor Oli Welsh writes: On the eve of Metal Gear Solid 5's release, we thought it would be fun to revisit my review of MGS4, one of our more controversial at the time (back when we did scores). In May 2008 I was only a few months into employment with ... »

Borderlands co-creator on who he wants to replace [Tales spoilers]

[Note: This article contains major spoilers for Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo. Only read if you're caught up on the series or simply don't mind knowing what happens. You've been warned.] Gearbox chief creative champion... »

Video: The unlikeliest things killed by Lara Croft in the old days

Most people go their whole lives without having to fight an evil version of themselves. Lara Croft of Tomb Raider fame has done it twice. This week on Outside Xbox we harked back to the pre-reboot years, when the Croftster was always fighting bizarre f... »

Performance Analysis: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on Xbox One

The Black Ops 3 beta handed in a solid presentation on PlayStation 4, with the game delivering a similar, if more refined gameplay experience compared to last year's Advanced Warfare, demonstrating native 1080p visuals along with smooth frame-rates tha... »

The obscure baseball game that went on to be the PC’s second highest ranked game

It's the bottom of the ninth, the bases are loaded, and the Phillies need just two runs to clinch a spot in the World Series. But something's holding up play. Jim Skaalen, the pitching coach, and Jonny Estrada, the ninth batter, are arguing furiously a... »

Metal Gear Solid 3: From Russia with love

Metal Gear Solid 2 ended with an explosion of questions. In creating a game that questioned its own status as a game, Kojima had opened countless essentially insoluble plot threads. The most pressing one was: what next? Hideo Kojima initially tried to ... »

Dragon Age Inquisition: Trespasser DLC looks like the expansion fans have been waiting for

UPDATE 30/08/2015 1.50am BioWare has confirmed the Dragon Age Inquisition: Trespasser DLC at a PAX Prime panel attended by Eurogamer.Furthermore, an upcoming patch will add a Golden Nug statue to your undercroft in Skyhold once you've completed the gam... »

ArenaNet explains Guild Wars 2 going free, and the addition of raids

There's big news in the Guild Wars 2 camp today as ArenaNet announces the original game will be available for free, right now and for evermore.Do not interpret that as "free-to-play". Guild Wars 2 never had a subscription fee, only a charge for the gam... »

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