News Snatch: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Beyond Gets Bootlegged And Well Dressed LLamas.


Sony have released a trailer for the version of Beyond: Two Souls that will be presented at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. All the non-interactive bits will be boshed together to make a movie and to promote this Sony have cheekily made their own “Phonecam at the back of the cinema” bootleg trailer.

I wonder who thought “Hey, let’s highlight film piracy and use it as a theme for our trailer!” because that’s bound to go down really well at a film festival.

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Cliffy B has been busy not finding a new job and still talking about videogames but at least he has said something half sensible at his keynote presentation at the East Coast Game Conference yesterday.

“This [“millennial” demographic] of gamers expects things for cheap, but if something’s great, they will shell out for it — hence the rise of free to play: ‘I’ll give you as much money for your game as I think it’s worth.’ Many of these gamers who torrent may not even realize that it’s technically a crime – maybe they see it as a victimless crime. I, for one, would rather convert these gamers into paying customers as opposed to spending federal money to track these gamers down, arrest them, intimidate them, or pass laws that could potentially limit Internet freedom, thank you very much.”


It looks like Zipper Interactive were working on two PlayStation 4 games before the were disbanded by Sony. One of these was a new entry to the SOCOM franchise, the other a brand new IP.


LLamaDOTA 2 has been patched by PC perfectionists, Valve. The update re-balances a few characters, widens hit boxes and enables Drow and Tusk in Captain’s Mode (Tournament Version).

In other words it does all sorts of things that make absolutely no sense to console gamers. “Essence Shift counters on both Slark and enemy heroes will show the total duration” – whut?

The patch also adds nattily dressed Llamas which is the only reason I have written this item.



A quick trailer for the multiplayer portion of GRID 2 which shows the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all sorts of car things. Uhm. Wheels and stuff. I’m sorry I’m not very good with cars, ask me about Madonna or something.


Amazon are listing FIFA 14 for PS Vita. The game was announced for larger consoles with “additional formats to follow” and this does look like a genuine pack shot.


Obvious news doo doo doo doo do-do, obvious news doo doo doo doo do-do, OBVIOUS! NEWS! Newsthatisobvious! A-bing-bong-bing-bong…

  • Lead writer for Mass Effect series is working on Mass Effect 4 (but it won’t be called that.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XyGvBzQ9nNI#!
And Finally, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has been revealed! Hurrah! Except it has not, has it? It’s yet another fracking live action trailer which has precisely zero percent of the game and that is why it is languishing here at the bottom of Snatch. Go away and come back when you can show the actual game.

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11 Comments

  1. Nice snatch! the only thing I can make sense of with Dota 2 is the Llama looks like Olivia Colman.

    • The Llama appears to have overdone the eyeshadow.

  2. What about Madonna? :)

    • What about her?

      • Top Madonna Fact: She almost ran me over on her bicycle.

      • How the hell did she manage that?! If my memory serves me correctly from some random article in the past you could probably fit Prince and Paula Abdul in trousers pockets. I can only assume she mistook you for a mountain and tried to cycle up you.

      • When she lived in Lodon and became Madge, she used to potter around the West End on her bike. Her townhouse was just around the corner from my office and she wasn’t looking where she was cycling. Slly Madge.

        Oddly enough I see Guy Ritchie more these days, his pub is our “Local” for the office.

  3. Unless some studio has taken over the Socom game that WAS due,i can’t ever see this making a show on the ps4.A bloody shame as i for one would of liked to have seen it.

  4. Socom will never reach the heights that it did on PS2.

  5. You’d think they’d of made as better job cutting together that trailer, looks bad. Also, that guy jerking his joypad seems a little suggestive. Or maybe that’s just me.

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