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PS3 GTA IV has five-minute “mandatory install”, 360 version’s is optional?

Thursday, 17 April 2008 07:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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This could be very funny. “Skip” – Andrew Pfister, the writer of 1up’s GTA IV preview – has posted on Neogaf saying that the PS3 version of GTA IV features a five-minute mandatory install. Unsurprisingly, teh internets have gone grade A crackers for it.

We’re also reliably informed this morning that the 360 version features an “optional install” as well. We’ll drop Rockstar a note asking for confirmation.

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39 Comments

  1. Psychotext

    Make it stop!

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Zumi

    Eh.. where’s the problem? Is a five minute install that bad? I couldn’t give a flying fuck about it to be honest. I’ll definitely be installing the 360 version, if the option really is there. And make no mistake, the 360 version would have a mandatory install if it wasn’t for the Arcade SKU.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Chinster

    Why is the internets going crackers about it? Because they see it as good or as bad?

    Personally it’s ace if it improves load times or draw in.

    But then this is GTA4 and people seem to be going crackers over anything to do with it at the moment.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. morriss

    If it makes the game run better – in fact, so info as to what it does exactly would be great – then it might set a new precedent for 360 games.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Shatner

    The internet going crackers for it = 360 owners making a big deal out of it for the sake of being critical about the other platform.

    Which is kinda funny. Because most of the time they’re saying how they don’t care for Blu-ray and, really, getting up to swap discs in a big game is no inconvenience to them at all. Whereas sitting on your ass for 5 minutes (ahead of sitting on your ass for 6 hours) is the end of the world.

    I’m getting both versions of the game AND have just put a 250gb HD in my PS3. I’m going to install it. Twice. It’ll give me something to do whilst I wait for Xbox live to come back online due to the ‘unprecedented’ demand put on it by GTA players.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. morriss

    /handbags

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    iirc, it took the previous PS2 GTA games nearly five minutes to start up every bloody time, so I don’t really see what anyone’s got to complain about here. It’s not a Capcom-like 20-minute install-a-thon.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Actually, the ‘optional Sixaxis controls for some vehicles’ is the more interesting factoid in that little post. :-D

    #8 7 years ago
  9. morriss

    He says they work well but the Chopper is a little difficult at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s ok.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Skipping through the bilge in that thread and just reading skip’s comments, I’m sure the PS3 owners will be happy to see that he reckons the performance of the game on both systems is ‘pretty much the same’. Shoddy PS3 port fears dispelled! Go! Shoo! :-D

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Heh:

    “* I once carjacked a dude and his buddy. they didn’t take to well to it, so they pulled me out and started to throw punches. I knocked one of ‘em down, got back in the car, and the other one’s hand got stuck in the door. I dragged him for about 50 feet down the road before shaking him loose.

    * A guy grabs onto my helicopter strut as I’m taking off. I carry him as I ascend, until he falls down hundreds of feet to his (presumed) death.”

    #11 7 years ago
  12. grandmaster

    Sorry but mandatory installs are the bane of my PS3-playing world, mostly because I’m having to shuffle about my content all the time because the hard disk is full.

    To install GT5 Prologue, I had to delete the DMC4 install. So if I want to play DMC4 on my PS3, I’ll need to ‘enjoy’ that 25 minute install again. Or alternatively just instantly load it on my 360.

    Now it’s true to say that as I basically get every PS3 game, this isn’t going to be a problem for everyone. Most likely it’ll take a lot of people a long time to reach ‘critical mass’ as I have (or maybe not if you’ve installed Linux). And maybe in that time, you’d have sold or traded a bunch of games so could remove the installs any way.

    But the point is that I’m never going to have this problem on 360, and for me, the pick up and play element of console gaming is one of its key attractions.

    Of course, none of this would be a problem at all if the installations went from ‘mandatory’ to ‘optional’ as they are in VF5 and RR7 – then everyone would be happy.

    As it is, ‘mandatory’ just seems to be more like ‘lazy’ on behalf of the developers. In stark contrast, take a look at the lovingly crafted Burnout Paradise – a whole 30MB of data stored on the hard disk and that manages to stream in an entire open world from the BD drive with no problems whatsoever. That’s the way to do it.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Chinster

    Bit like a PC really, it needs clearing out from time to time.

    No real hassles.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Shatner

    grandmaster, I paid £52 for a 250gb drive. You can get 160gb drives for less than £35.

    Upgrade your harddisk you cheapskate! :P

    #14 7 years ago
  15. Tiger Walts

    5 Minutes really is nothing. I bet it’s all the radio audio. I shall be opting for an install on the 360, if there is one.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Blerk

    I’d be very surprised if it was the radio audio, that’s one of the easiest things to stream straight from the disc, isn’t it?

    I wonder if they’ve gone for higher-quality audio on the PS3 version given they’ve got a gazillion gigs of Blu-Ray to fill?

    #16 7 years ago
  17. Shatner

    I’d be willing to lay bets that the same percentage of hard-disk-360 owners choose to install to their hard disks as do PS3 owners.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. Whizzo

    Bring on the installs for 360 games if it will improve performance, I’ve got a hard drive, use the bloody thing more.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Tiger Walts

    I’m not to sure about the speed of the 20GB 360 drive, I swear that the Shivering Isles stuff takes longer than the disc assets to load. (less likely to crash though, stupid caching bug)

    #19 7 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    Don’t see an issue. The HD being a standard feature of the PS3 is one of the few things Sony got right and MS got wrong this gen. If you can use it to improve the game performance then obviously do it. Be interesting to see the difference between 360 no-install and 360 install versions.

    @grandmaster
    Have you just got game installs on your PS3 HD? Or lots of movies/music? If it’s music/movies then clean them out – if they are all essential then maybe you should have done the obvious thing and upgraded your HD from the start? The PS3 has utilities built in to the XMB to back-up current HD to an external USB HD and then reinstall them to your new bigger HD. Ok it would take a little time but its still a hell of a lot quicker than waiting 15 weeks for MS to send you a cable so you can copy stuff onto a new overpriced 120Gb.

    If it’s just game installs then surely you aren’t still playing *all* of them. I’m stuggling to come up with enough games which require installs that would fill even the smaller 40Gb HD.

    #20 7 years ago
  21. Tonka

    We all know the 360 version will be the better option. Why are you fighting this?

    GTA has a new home. And it’s on the 360.

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Whizzo

    If you’ve bought the 360 120 gig hard drive, the cable and transfer disc are in the box. I don’t begrudge paying 80 quid for a 120 gig drive though, I don’t spend time arsing around trying to fit everything on my hard drive any more.

    #22 7 years ago
  23. Blerk

    “We all know the 360 version will be the better option. Why are you fighting this?

    GTA has a new home. And it’s on the 360.”

    You are Peter Moore aicmfp!

    Aren’t you supposed to have renounced that line now? You doing the “PCs are crap, we’re not supporting them any more” tattoos now. ^_^

    #23 7 years ago
  24. XDamage

    That should be what, one, maybe two gigs? Oh n000s, my HDD is teh full! Not.

    Anyways, I hope the install eliminates any pop-ups and draw-ins that might plague their uninstalled brethren. :)

    #24 7 years ago
  25. Chinster

    Please don’t hold your breath!

    #25 7 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    I suspect the install differences will be similar to the Unreal Tournament install differences. Reduced texture pop-in.

    @Whizzo
    Ah didn’t know the 120Gb HD came with a cable packed in. Basing experience off a friend who upgraded to an Elite. Delivery times there are seriously poor. You should begrudge the price of the 120Gb HD though surely? Yeah its a lot more convenient and I’m tempted myself but the cost really gets to me when drives are so cheap these days. Then again I’m tempted to upgrade to an Elite at some point for the extra HD and convenience of HDMI so what do I know :)

    #26 7 years ago
  27. scuz

    i have no troubles installing considering i just bought a 250gb 2.5” drive for £25.

    so beat. just beat it

    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
    It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it

    #27 7 years ago
  28. Hero of Canton

    Oh noes! Five whole minutes! What will PS3 owners do? /o\

    #28 7 years ago
  29. Tiger Walts

    They should put the install up on the Marketplace. That way we can swap our 5 min install for a 2 hr download. ;P

    #29 7 years ago
  30. Blerk

    “Just beat it, beat it”

    #30 7 years ago
  31. Tonka

    Come this holiday season. When the keys to the gates of two whole new boroughs are handed* out. Do you really want to be stuck with the scotch tape version of GTAIV?

    Come now. We all know it was inevitable. GTA has a new home.

    *handed does not imply given for free

    #31 7 years ago
  32. XDamage

    Lol, two whole new boroughs. :D Keep on dreaming. ;)

    #32 7 years ago
  33. Tonka

    Oh, and come April 35th. Millions of proud GTA owners will be able to play their game 5 minutes earlier than others.

    Who wants to be the first to set foot in a true Next Gen Liberty City?

    GTA has a new home.*

    *The 360 dumbass

    #33 7 years ago
  34. XDamage

    Tonka, your xbot act is great! :D

    #34 7 years ago
  35. Tonka

    As fun as it is I wish I got paid for it.

    #35 7 years ago
  36. grandmaster

    @grandmaster
    Have you just got game installs on your PS3 HD? Or lots of movies/music? If it’s music/movies then clean them out – if they are all essential then maybe you should have done the obvious thing and upgraded your HD from the start? The PS3 has utilities built in to the XMB to back-up current HD to an external USB HD and then reinstall them to your new bigger HD. Ok it would take a little time but its still a hell of a lot quicker than waiting 15 weeks for MS to send you a cable so you can copy stuff onto a new overpriced 120Gb.

    My content is exclusively game installs, game saves and PSN titles. I don’t even have any playable demos. The point is I want to “plug and play” gameplay, I shouldn’t have to be studying my hard disk figuring what to delete just because developers are being lazy.

    Think about it – just owning Lost Planet, DMC4 and GT5 Prologue would eat up around 40% of the usable space on a 40GB PS3.

    And it still doesn’t answer my point that developers should be going for optional installs rather than mandatory ones.

    And why on Earth should I have to pay £50 for a 250GB HDD because some developer out there is being lazy?

    Wierdly I still use my launch 20GB drive with my 360 Elite because I just can’t be bothered to port all the content across. And despite having around 10 playable demos on it, I still have 6GB free – which will be good for an awful lot of save games even if I couldn’t be bothered to remove the old demos.

    The 120GB 360 HDD is only really of interest if you use it as media player, and I’ve got a media PC for that.

    #36 7 years ago
  37. DrDamn

    @Grandmaster
    Ok games should be as plug and play as possible, but the HD is a part of the standard hardware and therefore if the dev wants to use it and it improves the game then why not? The 360 is well known to have a faster optical drive with better seek times. I don’t think this is simply down to a lazy dev – its a
    consequence of trying to provide the best game experience they can. It is optional on the 360 *because* the 360 doesn’t have a HD as standard, if it did then it would be compulsary there too.

    #37 7 years ago
  38. jesusjuice411

    I’m buying gta4 for the ps3.
    I have had all I can take with the RROD thing and having to talk to “MAX”.
    My xbox360 broke right after I bought Burnout Paradise City
    and that sucked.I had to wait like 3 weeks to play it.

    #38 7 years ago
  39. Daniel Plainview

    non issue

    #39 7 years ago

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    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.