The community forums for all things officially Codemasters have been closed down for the time being as a contract with a supplier reached its conclusion. They're currently "re-evaluating how best we can integrate".
For now fans who want to wag chins in any official channel will need to turn to Facebook (yuck) and Twitter (eww), "where it's business as usual." The Codemasters Blog possibly affected too.
Last July, a 19 year old modder Alexander Velicky produced
a Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod called "Falskaar", which took him a year to produce. The mod was a land mass a third the size of the game's main continent and included new quests, NPCs and soundtrack.
Beachhead's metagame of Clan Wars is now in the running for Call of Duty: Ghosts as multiplayer matches become the battleground for clans to bruise each other's egos. Game modes "match up" to Clan War nodes.
In-game bonuses and other unlockables are achieved if a Clan holds these 'nodes' on the Clan Wars map. XP multipliers are the short-term rewards, with long-term in the form of customisation.
When DICE announced a "players appreciation" for Battlefield 4 launch issues last week, which included double XP for a week and a formerly-exclusive pistol scope, most fans were happy, but not all - and one fan's popular letter was mysteriously silenced on the official forum before it returned.
Volition has announced a new Christmas-themed downloadable content pack for Saints Row IV, called "How the Saints Save Christmas". As part of the promotion, the developer has also announced a Sing-A-Long Contest for fans to send in recordings of their lyrics.
TT Games is putting their LEGO set together this time for The Hobbit, which some promotional artwork had already trot out of the Shire. Now its official as Warner Brothers decrees it so with a Spring 2014 release.
It comes out for practically every platform there is with Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of Middle-earth given life in plastic form once again. Feel better? Good.
As of November 20th, Take-Two has trademarked 'Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit' on European shores which includes an emblem for the dysfunctional boarding school educating Jimmy Hopkins.
Rockstar Games' Bully originally released as 'Canis Canem Edit' in Europe. A CV discovered in October revealed Rockstar was working on the "next version of a famous IP".
The auction taking place early next month for 38 Studios' Kingdoms of Amalur and MMO Copernicus has attracted about two dozen interested parties. Among them are "well-known industry figures".
Exactly who will be present at the auction isn't known as interest groups must sign an NDA and the auction itself will be conducted via telephone. Copernicus 'unlikely to be bought and finished'.
Battlefield 4 has a certain feature that's MIA from its predecessor, namely the option to squad with friends before diving into multiplayer matches through the lobby. DICE has revealed this feature is unlikely to return.
They have a new way of handling this where "a new squad is created when a friend joins your game." This is on by default but can be switched off. The old method wasn't "on par".
Capcom has released four videos showing off the special moves and combos of the new fighters being included in Ultra Street Fighter IV, which will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in early 2014.
Battlefield 4 endured a rocky launch when it was released a few weeks ago, and now developer DICE is offering a special promotion as an apology for it, with double XP and a new weapon.
Id Software has announced that legendary developer and studio co-founder John Carmack has resigned from the company. Carmack is best known for working on seminal first person shooters like Castle Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake.
DICE's Patrick Bach confesses that the very thing most people love about Battlefield: Bad Company is also keeping it from being greenlit another instalment. Its more humorous approach holds it back from mass market.
Bach reveals they "got a lot of criticism" for not being serious as humour is "very personal," and the mass market cares not for laughs. Naughty Dog's Uncharted 'found a way'.
Promotional artwork on the back of LEGO instruction booklets reveal that LEGO The Hobbit will be "coming out" next year in video game form. Bilbo, Thorin and Gandalf figures are shown in the booklets.
The third and last Hobbit film is due for release December 17th, 2014. It's likely that LEGO The Hobbit will launch around the same time to maximise wallet gouging as fans want their precious.
Host Geoff Keighley for Spike VGX 2013 has confirmed that Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall will be present at next month's event. The PC and Xbox shooter will join "big surprises and news" from the studio.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer has already hinted that Remedy's Quantum Break might appear at VGX, and Square Enix seems to have something Tomb Raider related for fans.
Popcap has released a new nearly-10 minute gameplay video of Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare showing off extended gameplay and customization options.
Square Enix Europe was caught with its hand in the trademark cookie jar, and so has tentatively acknowledged Lara Croft: Reflections with a tease something crypt-raiding this way comes in early December.
Early next month is the annual Spike TV VGX awards where big name announcements take place. Crystal Dynamics' senior art director Brian Horton remarked they're "well financed".
Activision apparently named the four add-ons for Call of Duty: Ghosts from Infinity Ward, and what do you know they spell ODIN with their initials. ODIN being the US space weapon featured within the game.
Onslaught, Devastation, Invasion and Nemesis make up the Season Pass offerings which marketing tells us will "save $10*" if we grab it. The details spilled from an email to COD fans.
Electronic Arts has released a new trailer for the upcoming Battlefield 4 DLC Second Assault which shows off the maps that will be included.
It seems that the 1.06 patch for Grand Theft Auto V has opened up a glitch in the Grand Theft Auto Online multiplayer that allows players to exploit it for unlimited money.