News Snatch: Ryse, The Elder Scrolls Online And Saints Row IV

Lots of bits and bobs to get through today, starting with a look at the combat in Ryse: Son of Rome. For some reason Microsoft have only uploaded a 360p video so it looks bloody awful.

Deep Silver has announced the Dubstep Gun Remix Pack for Saints Row IV which will allow you to change the tunes of the game’s most famous weapon. The pack includes the Classical, Death Metal, Polka or Swing Gun and will cost a couple of quid.


There are “no plans for Torchlight 2 on consoles” say Runic Games.

Microsoft turned down Heavy Rain, worried that the plot may be controversial.

“We were pitching Heavy Rain to different publishers, including Sony, and we went to Microsoft,” explained David Cage. “We had a very long talk and they loved Fahrenheit, and they really wanted to do something with us.”

“They got scared by the fact that Heavy Rain was about kids being kidnapped, and they said, ‘This is an issue, we want to change it’.
Someone clever has made Bioshock’s Columbia in Disney Infinity. Well, sort of.

Patch Snatch: Total War: Rome II has been updated with a huge list of bugs fixes and tweaks, click here for more information.

A dev diary for Xbox One exclusive, Killer Instinct, and it looks rather good.

Respawn has released a warning about Titanfall beta scams. “Please note that all sites advertising Beta access are 100% scams” they tweeted.

Sony’s Adam Boyes has had his brain replaced with that of a 14 year old American girl, this is the only explanation like, for him like, saying like, like, a lot, whilst talking about The Elder Scrolls Online.

“As we’re sort of disclosing the team and telling them more about the details, I’m like, ‘There’s no reason – I love MMOs and I love The Elder Scrolls.’ So I was like, ‘Why don’t you do this?’ They’re like, ‘We’re not planning it.’ I’m like, ‘Well, what if we built a plan that we could do that?’”

“Getting that, knowing that a game’s coming to console that was never going to come to consoles, that’s the kind of stuff that is like, “yes!”, you know, hugely awesome.”

It’s the first ever TV advert for Xbox One! This was shown during an NFL game, can you guess which features of the Xbox One the advert highlights?

Ubisoft has removed the free Rayman Challenges title from the Wii U eShop as the full game has been released.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a Kickstarter campaign from WayForward, the team behind the recent Duck Tales (Awoo-oo) Remastered. If it reaches it’s 400,000 funding target it will be releaed on Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. Cripes!

$15 will get you a copy of the game on the format of your choice, click here for more info.

The final DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Apocalypse, will be released September 26th for the PS3 and PC

And Finally, a rather awesome live action Mirrors Edge video.



  1. Really wish they’d show something other than the combat in Ryse as i want to like it but as it stands it appears pretty damn shallow.

  2. a) Does anyone have a lounge like in the kinnect advert
    b) Does anyone KNOW anyone who has a lounge like this
    c) Has anyone ever SEEN a lounge like this…..
    Come on lottery…..

  3. That’s an awesome bit of Mirror’s Edge (live action style-ee)! :-)

    • It was indeed, what a nutcase!

  4. Recommend watching the whole of the Mirror’s Edge live action video – the man has some good scaling skills.

    The dev from the Killer Instinct video looks a bit like a Nicolas Cage lookalike…

  5. Ryse just looks less and less appealing to me the more I see of it. Aside from the shallow gameplay the animation blending is terrible

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