More PS3 “Trophies” talk emerges

Thursday, 15 May 2008 09:53 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Update: This PSU report says the Trophies mentioned here are 2D XMB things, not the 3D Home Trophies we’ve seen in shots. The site claims they’re going to launch in June with Firmware 2.4.

This Kotaku piece brings more evidence that Sony is to add a “Trophy” system to PSN, thought to be similar in set-up to Xbox Live’s Achievements.

A fact sheet from the PixelJunk Eden website clearly shows that the game will feature “Trophy Support”, although there’s no clarification on what this actually is.

The truth will out. It always does.


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  1. Blerk

    There’s no smoke without fire. Two wrongs don’t make a right. A bird in the hand is worth a slap from the missus.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Are we sure this isn’t just the trophy room thing for Home?

    #2 7 years ago
  3. patlike

    Just updated it.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. pjmaybe

    I’d have thought this would be more in line with the achievement system. The PS3 version of The Darkness even features EXACTLY THE SAME Achieve..I mean trophies as the 360 version.

    Dammit, I want my digital willy measuring and I want it noooowwww

    #4 7 years ago



    #5 7 years ago
  6. morriss

    I don’t get the trophies system. I mean, why have them? It’s basically Sony saying that Achievements are a great idea and this is just a poor copy. Either come up with something original and unique to the system or just drop the idea.

    I mean, that horse has bolted any way now. If you buy an ‘older’ game for PS3 then trophies won’t be enabled. If it wasn’t there at launch, they really shouldn’t bother, imo.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Why is it a ‘poor’ copy? I thought all the Xboxers loved achievements? If Sony did the same thing then where’s the harm? It’s it’s not broke, etc.

    And it’s hardly too late to implement it. If they’re claiming the PS3′s going to be around for ten years, missing the first year or so isn’t going to be such a big deal. They reintroduced rumble (for some people) without support from older games, after all. And there are always updates.

    Hang on, I seem to be implying that I care. I’ll stop now.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    I don’t think PS3 owners like achievements. I keep reading on messageboards that they’re a waste of time, only for people that lack imagination, just for epeen and they’re generally shit.

    On another note. Both Sony and MS need to make it so you can actually do something with your gamerscore. I know Sony might be letting you buy furniture in Home with it (joylol) but what they both need is some way of using it to buy the smaller games or some DLC. Give it a stupidly low conversion rate (5k gamerscore = $5 of stuff) and the more obsessive amongst us will buy more games just to get the free stuff. o/

    #8 7 years ago
  9. pjmaybe

    If it WAS done in order to enhance your “home” room then it would make more sense than just having something flat that sits there for people to look up against your profile in the XMB.

    I’ve got this sneaky feeling that the whole bloody thing won’t make it to Home at any rate, and with the way Home’s shaping up it’s just going to end up like Second Life – only any good for emo kids, mouthy americans and perverts.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Blerk

    It’s funny how stuff you don’t have is shit, isn’t it? Until you have it, that is. Then it’s awesome! :-)

    Achievements are fine. I’ve come around to the idea of them being ‘quite nice to haves’, although it would never be a deal-breaker for me. Gamerscore, however… I remain totally cynical about. A half-baked attempt to encourage people to buy shit just to pump up their score. Tut tut.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. morriss

    It just seems to go against their own ethos. The PS3, according to Sony, is the real deal, the milestone, the pinnacle. It just seems to me that this trophies system is just an after thought after their popularity on the 360. They weren’t part of the original plan, they weren’t implemented out the box.

    It’s the same as the in-game XMB and all the other things that the 360 can do. It’s just making the PS3 look like a 360 mkII.

    They obviously didn’t see trophies and in-game XMB as important otherwise they would’ve been there at launch. Obviously consumers don’t seem to care either as the console is selling very well without these thing implemented.

    I was just hoping they’d come out with something original to really separate the two consoles in terms of features (Blu Ray aside)but it just seems like they’re trying to have the same functionalities as the 360 because of their popularity on that console. 360 owners care about that sort of thing, PS3 owners don’t or else they wouldn’t be going on about how great it is all the time.

    I was just hoping for something more original and unique to the console, something that I couldn’t get on 360. Something that was equally as fun as Achievements but not the same.

    It all just seems to be very “me-too”-ish.

    Home is a good example of something entirely different, but from what I hear it’s very poor atm., and I doubt we’ll see it before the middle of next year anyway.

    #11 7 years ago

    Achievements are something that the PS3 has really missed if you ask me.

    I, for one, have got into 360 achievements to such a level that I can’t bring myself to play a game that doesn’t have them. I just think to myself, ‘I could spend 30 hours playing this game and get no achievements at the and of it, or I can spend that time boosting my gamerscore.’

    The choice always ends up being a simple one to make.

    When Sony finally get the trophy system out, I might have a bit more of a reason to buy a PS3, which is what I’ve been looking for since the thing first came out.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    @Blerk: Yeah… that’s just it, gamerscore is utterly pointless right now. I quite like the challenge of achievements but they need to give gamerscore another purpose other than meaningless comparisons.

    I figured with the booting of a bunch of cheaters recently they were heading this way… but who knows.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Morriss, how can you say customers don’t care about stuff like in-game XMB? When there’s a complaint about it not being there every five minutes? :-D

    I dunno, Sony can’t do right regardless of what they do for some people. They don’t do these things and people complain that they don’t listen. They try to do these things and people complain that they changed their strategy to copy someone else.

    What’s the point in doing ‘new and unique’ features if all people are asking for are achievements and in-game XMB? Shouldn’t they satisfy the people who already bought the machine first? It’s not like they can’t carry on working on other stuff as well. Saying “you can’t have that because Microsoft did it first” would be pretty much cutting off their noses to spite their fanbase.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. morriss

    But their fan-base are buying the console in absolute droves any way. They’re showing they don’t care with their wallet.

    I’d like the 360 to be less noisy, much less noisy, but it didn’t stop me buying another one and is something that I can live with. Same with in-game XMB, people are living without it and buying the console anyway.

    All I’m saying is I really want my PS3 to stand out from my 360 in the way that the Wii does for example. If the PS3 implements everything that some sections of their fanbase has complained about, it’ll be the XBox 360 but with MGS4, LBP and FFXIII… and a Blu Ray player.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. Spiral

    I’m with Blerk on this one. They’re a very nice to have, but hardly essential. It’s just a little bit of acknowledgement that you’ve acheived something, which is always nice to have. I’m a little worried that being calling them trophies means they’re going to make a big deal of them, and that could easily ruin it. A little *BINK* is fine, but a big old Zelda style chest unlocking every time would do my nut in.

    #16 7 years ago

    How is gamerscore “utterly pointless”???

    Then what’s the point of getting a score in any game???

    If that’s the case, then we all might as well just play through games on easy, complete them, then not tell anyone about it, because it’s all pointless.

    It’s competition. If you’re just not competitive, and spend all your time playing single player games, have no interest in gauging yourself against anyone other person in the world, then I suppose they’re not for you.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. Blerk


    So because they already bought it they don’t matter? They can’t fix the 360 noise levels because it’s a hardware issue. If existing customers say they’d be more satisfied with their machine if Sony added a new software feature then why the hell not? Sure, they could live without it. But if it’s possible to add it in without forcing everyone to rebuy the hardware then why not? In the end it’ll probably sell more games, which earn Sony more money than the hardware ever could.

    The PS3 can never stand out against the 360 like the Wii does because at the end of the day they are pretty much the same thing, done slightly differently.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Spiral

    It’s the games where the consoles should stand apart really though isn’t it? Even if Sony’s UI becomes exactly the same as Microsofts I’ll still buy a PS3 for MGS and FFXIII. I can understand wanting them to do something different in an attempt to drive innovation, but ignoring things that are good because someone else has already done it seems a bit of a strange thing to do.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    @Blerk: Technically they could do something about the 360 noise levels in software… but you’d end up looking at triple the loading times and games freaking out because they dropped the DVD speed from 12x to 4x. \o/

    #20 7 years ago
  21. morriss

    I don’t think it will sell more games, Blerk, if I’m honest and of course I can see your argument and in part agree with it. I’m only talking from a personal level anyway. I don’t want achievements on the PS3, I want something different, something interesting, something that’s as good as what MS has done but altogether fresh and new at the same time.

    To me, the whole thing just re-enforces thae fact that the console was rushed and put out before any real R&D was actually done. I mean, people go on about how MS release a new version of Windows barely working and only after 2-3 years of upgrades/patches does it reach an acceptable level of ‘usability’ and the same applies here, I reckon.

    Anyway, don’t listen to me, I’m just bitter at paying shitloads of money for something I never use and don’t have any games for.

    Roll on June the fucking 12th, seriously.

    #21 7 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    @G1GAHURTZ: Gamerscore is utterly pointless because you’re not working from a fixed baseline. If I beat your score in Geometry Wars I know it’s because I did better than you in the game. If I can beat your times in N+ it’s because I’ve worked out some better ways to do the levels. Same goes for any game where I can compare scores, laptimes, ranking etc.

    If I have a higher gamerscore than you it’s probably because I went out and got a bunch of games that take about half hour to get 1k points with.

    #22 7 years ago
  23. Blerk

    But you like achievements on your 360, morriss… why would you ever say you “don’t want them” on the PS3 as well?

    Wouldn’t you like achievements AND some new functionality?

    #23 7 years ago
  24. morriss

    No, Blerk, I wouldn’t.

    When I switch on my PS3 I want something different. I wouldn’t mind them, it’s not like I’ll write a letter complaining about them being on there, it’s just that it’ll make the PS3 feel like 360 mkII, which isn’t the reason I bought it.

    It would be interesting to know how many of the people wanting achievements are multi-platform owners.

    Anyway, I told you not to listen to me didn’t I? :)

    #24 7 years ago

    @ Psychotext
    That doesn’t work, because when comparing gamerscore, the first thing that I do, and I’d assume that the vast majority of 360 gamers do is compare the actual games.

    So I see that someone has a gamerscore of 50k+. I think, ‘wow, is this just a good gamer, or is he hacking, or what?’

    So I simply compare games. If he has games like King Kong or Lost littering his played games list, then I wouldn’t consider him to be someone to compete against, or gauge myself against.

    But if he had 1k points for COD4, 1k points for C+C, 1k points for Gears of War, etc, then I’d know that this guy’s high score is impressive.

    You can’t just isolate the score from the rest of the entire achievement system and say that it’s pointless, because that’s just not how it works.

    You don’t just get a gamerscore that you can’t see how it was attained. If that was the case, then you might have a point, but it’s not.

    Gamerscore is a small part of the entire achievements system that allows you to see how the score was made, what games it was made on, when the scores were made, if they were online or offline, how many other people have that achievement, what was involved in getting a particular achievement etc, etc, etc.

    If I have 14k points, then it’s just an initial indicator of how much of a gamer I am, rather than my ability. Then within that, it’s possible to see my apparent ability by having a look at my achievement details. You can see my times on N+, or my score on Geometry Wars.

    It’s not pointless, because it’s part of an bigger system that works well enough to make the vast majority of gamers consider LIVE the current pinnacle of online gaming.

    It’s not pointless because Sony knows that 360 gamers like myself won’t consider buying a PS3 without a similar system being in place.

    #25 7 years ago
  26. Blerk

    I can’t listen to you any more morriss, because you’re clearly a nutter. :-D

    I suspect that you’re feeling the pinch because you have both platforms. As far as I can see, there’s very little reason to have both at the minute. Indeed, I would suspect that most hi-def gamers will have one or the other. In that respect, having all the features of your competing platform AND some more of your own would seem to be the best way to win customers. Sony clearly thinks that not having achievements is sending customers Microsoft’s way.

    #26 7 years ago
  27. morriss

    What would be good is if when you clicked on another person’s name, the dash automatically gave you a comparison score based only on the games that you and the other person own.

    Instead of my measly 11k being compared to someone’s 50k, it would be good to see how they’ve faired in the same games that I own. I mean someone with a 50k Gamerscore might have bought every single 360 game there is so that renders his in-game Achievements moot as the only reason he/she has a higher score than me is because they own more games than I do.

    #27 7 years ago
  28. morriss

    Blerk: yep, you’re right. I suppose I wouldn’t be moaning so much if the PS3 had the exclusives that set it aside from its competitor. That’s another reason why I can’t wait for MGS4.

    At last something that won’t be able to be replicated on the 360.

    #28 7 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    @G1GAHURTZ: I see what you’re saying, and I sometimes compare on individual games just to see what they have that I don’t. But the score aspect isn’t important to me there, the individual achievements are.

    I think most people just tend to look at the whole number.

    @Morriss: A like for like comparison feature would be pretty cool. =)

    #29 7 years ago

    “Instead of my measly 11k being compared to someone’s 50k, it would be good to see how they’ve faired in the same games that I own. I mean someone with a 50k Gamerscore might have bought every single 360 game there is so that renders his in-game Achievements moot as the only reason he/she has a higher score than me is because they own more games than I do.”

    That’s true. It’s a good idea, and I think that a lot of people would like to be able to just compare a total score of similar games.

    But I can see why MS would rather have the total score there too. Because if you want a 50k score too, you have to buy more games…

    #30 7 years ago
  31. ecu

    What would be a good alternative to achievements then? I’m not sure how they could even implement something different. It’s a pretty closed off idea.

    I don’t really care about the whole thing though. Achievements have spoiled my enjoyments of games a little bit, because I’m a bit OCD about perfecting games. Getting all the achievements signals the end of the game for me.

    When I got all 49 achievements in Halo 3, that was the end of it for me, I put the game down and never played it again because it felt like I wasn’t playing for anything any more. However, if achievements weren’t in the game at all, I’d probably have carried on because the game hadn’t put me in a mindset that I was playing for these achievements. In theory, achievements are a great idea, but upon reflection, I don’t think I’m enjoying games as much with them.

    #31 7 years ago
  32. morriss

    If Sony wants to pay me several thousand a year I’ll come up with something new and exciting for them that rivals achievements but is completely different. :)

    #32 7 years ago

    “If Sony want to pay me several thousand a year I’ll come up with something new and exciting for them that rivals achievements but is completely different.”

    How about… Achievements…


    …(and here’s the twist)…

    …in the form of 3D trophies!??

    tee, hee…

    #33 7 years ago

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    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]