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More PS3 “Trophies” talk emerges

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

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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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33 Comments

  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. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow!

    Finally!

    #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
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    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
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    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

    @morriss

    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
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    @ 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
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    “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
  33. G1GAHURTZ

    “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…

    …but…

    …(and here’s the twist)…

    …in the form of 3D trophies!??

    tee, hee…

    #33 7 years ago

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    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]