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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    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]