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IGN launches Xbox Live channel

Wednesday, 9 July 2008 11:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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IGN’s launched a channel solely dedicated to Xbox Live, apparently covering all aspects of “the Xbox LIVE online games and entertainment service, the largest social network connected to the TV.”

“By launching our latest channel, IGN is able to reach Xbox LIVE’s more than 12 million members worldwide to provide them with the latest content and information in one central location,” said IGN publisher Peer Schneider. “As the top destination for gamers to find the latest and best information about gaming, movies and TV shows, IGN is perfectly aligned to cover the Xbox LIVE service as a new and emerging media distribution platform.”

The channel’s in beta, as it says in the header. Press release after the break.

IGN.COM LAUNCHES XBOX LIVE CHANNEL

IGN Xbox Live Channel Launches with Exclusive Hands-On Coverage of Upcoming Fable® II Xbox LIVE® Arcade Pub Games

BRISBANE, CA — July 8, 2008 — IGN.com (http://www.ign.com), the Web’s leading videogame and entertainment information destination, today announced the unveiling of its latest channel, IGN Xbox Live (http://xboxlive.ign.com), which covers all aspects of the Xbox LIVE online games and entertainment service, the largest social network connected to the TV. The channel launches with exclusive hands-on preview coverage of the “Fable II” Pub Games – an Xbox LIVE® Arcade title containing three casino-style mini-games named, “Spinnerbox,” “Fortune’s Tower” and “Keystone,” which allow gamers to get a head start on earning in-game gold to purchase items in “Fable II,” when it releases later this year.

IGN Xbox Live is a companion channel to IGN Xbox 360 and features expansive coverage of new content, such as themes, gamer pics, and add-on packs. IGN Xbox Live will also have interactive components, allowing fans to review downloadable content themselves and read reviews from IGN editors on the latest Xbox LIVE Arcade Games.

“By launching our latest channel, IGN is able to reach Xbox LIVE’s more than 12 million members worldwide to provide them with the latest content and information in one central location,” said Peer Schneider, senior vice president and publisher, IGN Entertainment. “As the top destination for gamers to find the latest and best information about gaming, movies and TV shows, IGN is perfectly aligned to cover the Xbox LIVE service as a new and emerging media distribution platform.”

IGN.com is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. It is the Web’s number one videogame information destination and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet.

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21 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Seems over for PSN.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    E3 will show PSN in a new light, I reckon. My money’s on Sony being heavy on the services announcements.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    It can’t be, Blerk. It’s free and we’ve now got in-game XMB.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    I think they need to pull their finger out on their video store (PSN). We need some more competition in this area.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I can’t help but feel that if they really want to be a proper rival to XBL they need to stop adding so much stuff and work on tightening up what they already have to the point where Microsoft’s paid model looks pointless. That’s how to beat XBL – match it on quality, not beat it on quantity.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Newbie101

    Blerk mate, I respect your opinions generally but over for PSN?

    Its PSN Live 0.5 and I bet ya dollar in 6 months they will have in-game invites and the ability to send voice chat.

    On top of that will be the downloadable movies and you have a near identical service to XBL but for free?

    I’ve not re-subed my XBL account for this very reason (although Im sure I will when gears 2 gets released :( ).
    MS are the ones who need to pull their finger out IMO.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Newbie101: You don’t actually pay for any of those features with XBL. You pay for the matchmaking servers to play online.

    (Not that I agree with that, but I thought I’d clear it up)

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Newbie101

    ^^
    Really? You mean we pay for an internal server which just searches what multiplayer game your to join?

    I mean, Warhawk has dedicated servers for free, something I’ve hardly ever seen on XBL, and yet MS make you pay for a ‘game search system’?

    Hmmm

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Blerk

    You really need to remember that 95% of my one-liner responses are pure sarcasm, newbie.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Newbie101: Yes, that sounds right. The only advantage is that support for games never gets turned off (other than EA games… which is another story entirely).

    #10 7 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    You pay for a quality system that works, and works well.

    Just take a look at COD4… About a month after release it was having problems on both XBL and PSN.

    I remember going onto the COD4 PS3 forums on charlieoscardelta to see if they were having the problems that XBL was having after not being able to online for a few nights in a row, and they were.

    Not only that, but long after XBL was up and running smoothly, they were still having problems even getting into a game.

    I remember seeing messages from IW saying, ‘it’s not our fault, the game is hosted on blah, blah (can’t remember the name), and they’re trying to fix it, so don’t bug us.’

    I play on XBL for at least around 1 hour every single day, and I can assure you that I’m more than happy to pay for a service that I see as being excellent value. For the price of a game, playing online works just fine and when there’s a problem, I’m certain that people are working overtime until it’s fixed and their paying customers are happy again.

    From what I’ve read on forums and around the net, popular PSN games aren’t currently as reliable.

    So, until they are, paying for XBL seems perfectly reasonable to me.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    This the same XBL that was practically unusable over Christmas? It’s very good but PSN is certainly catching it up quite nicely and making Live look less and less value as time goes on. They either need to add something to the service or make it cheaper.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    This the same XBL that was practically unusable over Christmas?

    Yeah, that’s exactly what I was talking about. It was practically unusable over that time because of COD4 and Halo 3.

    The problems, whatever they were have been solved, because if anything, I’d be willing to make the assumption that there are more people playing Halo 3 and COD4 now than there were back then. Even with this being the probable case, it’s running as smoothly as ever.

    I’m sure that PSN is good and all, but from what I personally have seen and read, it’s got a lot of problems that I don’t have to worry about with XBL at the moment.

    If it ever does catch up to XBL in terms of offering me quality online play whenever I want it, I’m sure Sony will find a way to stop me from using it unless I pay.

    Remember, they are about “maximising profits” now…

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Newbie101

    I’m sorry but the XBL service is PISH. As DrMamn said, xmas was terrible (plus there has been other problems in the past, like everything) and all they gave us was a rubbish XBLA game. Woo bloody hoo.

    At the end of the day your trying to justify paying the MS fee. Its a fee to play games online and its wrong no matter what they you put it. Since my Live sub expired (what, three months ago maybe?) I’ve not had any problems with PSN.

    Like it or not,you pay to play games online. Waste of money IMO!!!

    #14 7 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m not trying to justify it at all.

    I’ve spent well over £2000 on my 360, so £40 is a tiny percentage of that.

    I’m on the thing practically every single day. Sometimes I even play for 30 mins or so before I go off to work in the morning, so I don’t know how you can think that you can convince me that I’m not actually enjoying it!?

    And as you keep bringing up xmas, it was bad for me because I couldn’t play COD4 after around 7pm, but if I had a PS3, I’d still not have been able to play the game well after XBL was fixed.

    The cost of it isn’t really an issue to me at all. As far as I’m concerned, if you want to talk about price, I could just as easily say that you pay for PSN in the price of the much more expensive PS3 anyway.

    Sony are already charging for premium content, so I’m sure that it won’t be long before you practically can’t use the thing without having to fork out money for some microtransaction or other.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. klanger13

    G1GAHURTZ: If you add up what you pay and what you get, then the 360 is more expensive, at the moment. Of course, you actually hav the choice not to buy Xbox live.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    Sure, I know that if you add up the wifi, the HDD, the play and charge kit, the XBL and whatever else, then the 360 is probably more expensive, but if you just want to play online and buy a premium with 6 months XBL (after your free time has expired), then the 360 is the less expensive option.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. Shatner

    You spent £2000 on your 360?

    Blimey.

    Anyway, I too disagree with the principle of paying for an online gaming connection. Yes, I expect to pay for the ISP, but to pay a premium on top of that is beyond cheeky. XBL is the only service out there that demands such a premium. Not only that, I’m blasted with adverts that are filling up valuable screen real estate. Being charged in order to be advertised to isn’t my idea of a fantastic deal. Espeically when you consider the charge/ad ratio of the alternatives.

    I do, however, congratulate Microsoft on their achievement. They have succeeded in convincing their customers it’s worth paying for something all their competition give for free. And their customers go on and bang the drum for them.

    Consider this: When you pay £35 for a 360 game you are unable to play the online component unless you pay the XBL premium on top. In other words, you are not given access to all of the features of the item you just purchased.

    I’m not aware of any other console system in existence, past or present, that operates on such a consistent policy of selling you (notably) less than 100% of the game for 100% of the price. You’re only entitled to the full featureset of any XBL live enabled game when you pay an additional premium.

    For what it’s worth, my personal and direct experience of all the current online offerings of today’s consoles have all been consistently reliable. I don’t think I switched any of them on over Xmas 2007 though.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Newbie101

    Who keeps bringing up Xmas? I mentioned it once. And what are you talking about all these PSN problems? Links? I’ve not had any problems with Warhawk/COD4 or GTA4.

    Good for you that you can throw money away, all I’m saying is that for some of us, £40 is a lot of money, its the cost of a new game!! Like it or not you pay to play games online. I play PC games online for free, I play PS3 games online for free and I should be able to play 360 games online for free.

    #19 7 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    Small point – the Live subscription is per year. Sod the HDD, play & charge, wi-fi etc. Over the life of the console you pay more. I’m kind of with you to a point in that I think in general its a very good service – I just don’t see that they provide enough for the cost of the service.

    The problems with Live over Christmas affected the entire service – not just CoD4/Halo – it affected every aspect such that you had to disconnect the network cable to play even offline. It wasn’t just a couple of days either – for gaming in the evening if you weren’t on by 7pm then you weren’t going to get on and it lasted a couple of weeks. A free shitty game did not cover it.

    One final comment you said about the Live service “You pay for a quality system that works, and works well.”. If only that were true of the hardware – onto my third 360 now.

    #20 7 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    @ Shatner:
    Yeah, I’ve got over 40 retail games, loads of peripherals, and I regularly buy stuff over LIVE, like arcade games, movies, DLC etc.

    I got into the horrible habbit of buying 2/3 games every time I got paid, which I’ve managed to stop myself doing since I’ve been playing COD4.

    I do, however, totally agree with your point about it not being fair on people who pay for full priced games, but don’t have a Gold account. It’s a good point.

    @ Newbie101:
    I could provide you with links to the charlieoscardelta forums that I mentioned, but they’ve annoyingly removed them to replace them with new ones for a game that shall not be mentioned, which isn’t being made by IW.

    I played PC games online long before I’d ever even heard of XBL, but the difference is huge.

    I know which one I prefer, and which one I’ve had most fun with. I still have a gaming spec PC, and I even have COD4 for it, so I could play for free if I wanted, but I’d rather play on XBL.

    If it was free too, then all the better, but IMO, it’s a small(ish) annual price for something that brings hours of fun.

    @ DrDamn:
    Yeah, the Gold account is annual, but I don’t expect to be playing the 360 or the PS3 by early 2011 ( next-gen by then, surely… ), so it’s not like I’ll be paying for it until I’m 70 or something…

    The xmas downtime wasn’t good, sure, but all I wanted to play was COD4 at the time. I remember that some people had problems all day round, but I wasn’t having any trouble during the mornings or early afternoon. That was why I went on the PS3 boards in the first place, to see if they were having any problems as well.

    I’d gotten so annoyed with XBL, that I’d basically decided that if PSN was fine that I’d just buy a PS3. I went on there and checked, and there was thread after thread of people complaining about having to wait for ages just to get a single game, so I didn’t bother.

    You’re right about the compensation game though… I think I played it once.

    yeah, and you won’t find me defending the 360 hardware reliability either!

    #21 7 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]