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Gamespot: PS3 Fallout 3 is “shockingly inferior” to 360 and PC versions

Wednesday, 29 October 2008 07:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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While the scores for Fallout 3 may have dazzled yesterday, Gamespot wasn’t shied off the truth. No sir. And, according to the site, the truth is that the PS3 version is technically “shockingly inferior” to both the 360 and PC games. Don’t mince those words, now.

From Gamespot’s review:

It’s a shame, in light of these impressive design elements, that the PlayStation 3 version is shockingly inferior to the others from a technical perspective. Although the Xbox 360 and PC versions display the occasional visual oddity and bland texture, these nitpicks are easy to overlook. Sadly, the jagged edges, washed-out lighting, and slightly diminished draw distance of the PS3 release aren’t so easy to dismiss. We also experienced a number of visual bugs on the PS3. Character faces disappeared several times, leaving only eyeballs and hair; limbs on robots went missing; some character models had an odd outline around them as if they were cel-shaded; and the day-to-night transition may cause odd streaks on the screen as you move the camera around. This version doesn’t even offer trophies, whereas the Xbox 360 and PC versions offer Xbox Live/Windows Live achievements.

“Whoops.”

Thanks, MaxConsole.

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31 Comments

  1. MesserWolf

    good job Bethesda -.-”

    #1 7 years ago
  2. XDamage

    I am very close to just sending back the game when I recieve it, but I highly doubt it is as bad as they say. At least they say in the article that “no matter what platform you own, you should play Fallout 3, which overcomes its issues by offering a deep and involving journey through a world that’s hard to forget.”

    Anyways, why don’t game journalists do some investigation into why the second PS3 outing from a multi-platform studio ends up being apparently worse than the first one? It makes no sense. Did they unlearn development techniques or something?? :|

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Herlock

    It’s really exaggerate on Ign UK the test on PS3 and 360 are the same!

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I’ve seen one friend cancel their pre-order this week based on this. I wonder if it really is quite as bad as they’re making out? If you’d never seen the other versions would you even notice? Well…. aside from missing limbs and faces.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    I know the Orange Box impressions for PS3 were blown out of all proportion, so I’m very cautious regarding “OMG PS3 LOL” style comparisons.

    With the exclusive 360 DLC and lack of trophy support, this is one I probably would nab on 360 though. Not that I’ve any real interest in the game anyhoo, simply too many games on the way to play them all!

    #5 7 years ago
  6. pjmaybe

    What I don’t quite understand with this is: Why is anyone surprised?

    The PS3 has played host to the weakest versions of far too many multiplatform titles, so it’s not exactly a massive surprise. I do feel a bit sorry for a lot of friends who chose it as their sole gaming platform and really want to play this as it looks like you’ve got a choice – stick the blinkers on and just DO NOT LOOK at the other versions for comparison, or just do yourself out of one of the gaming experiences of the year (possibly – not played it yet but my copy’s sat at home – and it’s the 360 version because with no element of trollishness here, if it’s cross platform and console it’s gotta be 360)

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    There is a slight difference between ‘slightly ropey compared to the 360 version’ and ‘chock full of nasty bugs’, though. I think PS3 owners are used to getting a slightly wonkier experience, but they surely don’t deserve one that’s not actually finished. Which appears to be the case here.

    I wonder if the review copies are ‘final’ code, or if the retail versions will be better?

    #7 7 years ago
  8. pjmaybe

    Hmmm good point.

    Surely though, even ropey as it is, it can’t be wholly unplayable. The thing is – review teams probably have the luxury of being able to run side by side comparisons. A single-platform owning PS3 bod won’t actually notice the bugs and glitches, probably because they’re already well and truly used to them from playing other PS3 multiplatform titles.

    Some devs get it right. EA seem to do a fantastic job with most of their PS3 ports (Burnout Paradise, Skate, even dreck like Army of Two was pretty much as good on PS3 as 360). Other devs just cannot seem to get a handle on the innards of the thing and just do the best porting job they can in the timescale.

    What naffs me off is when a dev team have a whole year to polish and develop a PS3 version of something and it still ends up inferior to other versions (Bioshock, I’m lookin’ at you kid!)

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Esha

    The reactions regarding Bethesda amaze me, sometimes.

    Their voice actors are mostly horrid unknowns, it’s a well-known fact that they never bothered to hire an animation team, the amazing plenitude of bugs show that their scripting/deisgn people aren’t as competent as they could be… and yet somehow they still leave people surprised that their programmers aren’t of the best stock?

    Bethesda can throw together a good game, there’s no doubt about that. I’ve had a long-standing love affair with Morrowind despite all this, because somehow a great deal of creativity seeped into Morrowind (something that was lacking in Oblivion). And from the sounds of it, some of the Morrowind creativity might’ve seeped into Fallout 3, as I’ve heard that it can be quite funny from various sources.

    So somehow they can and sometimes do put together good games, but they don’t have the best people to do it, that much is clear. The type of programmers who would leave so many bugs that one finds in their kinds of games can’t be expected to match up to the insane standards required by the PS3 and its SDKs. And I’m the first to admit that the PS3 has insipidly weird architecture and an alienating SDK.

    In order to make a truly great multi-platform experience, you need a stable of flawless programmers, and that’s something that we’re seeing less and less of, these days*. Considering that the stable at Bethesda is less so than the average developer, I’m not surprised that these things show up in their games more than any. Why, they couldn’t even figure out how to get DLC onto the PS3!

    I’m really going to get misunderstood over this, but what I’m trying to get at is that for a perfect product, a company needs a hell of a lot of talent, and not every company can have a hell of a lot of talent in every area. Beth’s area is primarily plot-writing, that’s where all their talent lies. No developer within recent memory has had a stable of incredibly talented people, with nary a flaw to tarnish that.

    * I think this is something that a magazine needs to do an article on at some point. I feel that games are becoming increasingly buggy as time goes on, and publishers are likewise becoming less willing to pay for the huge patches that would fix these problems. I also feel that production values on consoles are dropping too, simply because consoles can be patched these days. Because of that, I feel we tend to see a lot of beta-quality content on home consoles, where that wasn’t generally the case a hardware generation or two ago.

    I think this might be why some are shying away from modding too, so that the community doesn’t have to see what lies beneath anymore, and so that the community won’t outperform the development team (as was the case with Oblivion, much less so with Morrowind).

    Anyway, the long and short of this is that we should expect it with dropping standards within the game industry. Sony set themselves on too high of a pedestal with their hardware and few are able to match up with it bar exclusive first and second party developers.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Of course, if Sony hadn’t over-complicated their architecture and tools compared to the competition then developers would’ve probably had a much easier time. They didn’t set the bar too high, they made it curved and wrapped it in barbed wire.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Truk

    I shan’t be playing both versions at the same time, so I don’t really care. Although I doubt I’ll pick this up anyway. I don’t have time to play arcade games, nevermind “epic” games.

    Also, I’m sure the programmers would love to iron out all the bugs, but I’d wager they were not given the chance to do so.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Quite. The Christmas rush is a bitch and the publishers are no doubt bastards.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @pjmaybe
    I think surprise in this case has some justification as Oblivion on PS3 was comparable or superior to the 360 – until they patched that to match some of the changes they made. So expecting Fallout 3 to be similar in quality was not way out there.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. pjmaybe

    Yeah but I’m seeing all sorts of tinfoil-hat talk about MS paying Bethesda a premium to nobble the PS3 version. Which is just utterly ridiculous talk, surely?

    Though Fallout 3 shares the same engine tech as Oblivion, it doesn’t necessarily follow that it’ll be exactly the same production process. The PS3 is an utter bitch to develop for (just about everyone outside of Guerrilla and a few other PS3-exclusive developers have said so) and Bethesda seem to be firstly and foremostly PC and 360 devs. So I think they just had a heck of a lot of trouble fitting something as complex into the PS3′s pathetically piss poor VRAM and that’s probably where all these reports of buggered textures, low end models etc are coming from.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. XDamage

    In that case Sony should have maintained an army of programmers ready for outsourcing. ;)
    It just seems too easy to blame the PS3 architecture, when others manage it fine, even other multi-platform studios.

    Oh well. I’ll probably just pick up the game later today and see the horrible bugfest with my own eyes, if it exists.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. pjmaybe

    Maybe so.

    Several first-party devs (Insomniac, Guerilla) seem to have got their stuff together on the PS3. Maybe they just need to start flogging their game engine tech to other devs…

    It’s a real shame though. Potential game of the year and a whole slew of single-platform-dependent gamers won’t get to play it or will have to put up with a shonky version of it.

    #16 7 years ago
  17. Blerk

    While I don’t think they would purposely nobble the PS3 version, it seems pretty obvious where their priorities were when it came to dev effort and QA time. I’m sure the fact that Microsoft handed them a big bag of cash for exclusive DLC might’ve helped a little in that respect.

    Aaaaanyway. Some people who saw this on the PS3 at the Expo yesterday say it looks really good. So it might all just be a big fuss over nothing.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. pjmaybe

    I can see the logic in them concentrating on the DLC stuff. Extra revenue.

    But sheesh, if it really is as “hideously broken” on the PS3 as the alarmist reports would have you believe, then surely PS3 owners have grounds to get a refund if there are no plans to patch it?

    I’m more than willing to believe there’s a lot of exaggeration going on though as looking at the footage of the PS3 version it doesn’t look “so broken it’s unplayable” as some would have you believe.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. XDamage

    Lol pjmaybe. “Potential game of the year and a whole slew of single-platform-dependent gamers won’t get to play it or will have to put up with a shonky version of it.” What the hell? If you want to be technical, both console versions are “shonky” versions of the PC one according to IGN.

    From the IGN Insider Fallout 3 Head-to-Head:
    “Overall
    There’s no question that the PC wins this Head-to-Head with the most fully featured, best looking, and best running version of Fallout 3. If you have both a 360 and PS3 I would recommend going with a copy of the game on Xbox but the differences aren’t drastic enough to warrant the purchase of new hardware. The PS3 version is still a great buy.”

    #19 7 years ago
  20. g00nerz

    Jeez another PS3 port botched. Why didn’t they just keep it a 360 exclusive instead of wasting their time and ours in putting out a PS3 bag o’ crap.

    #20 7 years ago
  21. pjmaybe

    Naw, you don’t say. The PC version’s better? Well I’ll go to the foot of our stairs ~_~

    #21 7 years ago
  22. XDamage

    Yeah, then why didn’t you say something like “It’s a real shame though. Potential game of the year and a whole slew of PC-less gamers won’t get to play it or will have to put up with a shonky version of it.”?

    Hehe, but anyways, “not getting to play it”, that’s going a bit far.

    #22 7 years ago
  23. pjmaybe

    I dunno, I know people who are OCD enough to actually miss out on games if they feature even the slightest glitch, so I’d put money on there being PS3 owners who will go without rather than put up with the bugs.

    And yes you’re right, I should’ve said “potential game of the year and at least one faction of console owners won’t get to play it or will have to man up and play a shonky version of it”

    Moot point though – most people who saw the PS3 version at the EG Expo didn’t seem to think there was anything wrong with it so *shrug*

    #23 7 years ago
  24. Robo_1

    There was a great podcast from the guys at Criterion around the launch of Burnout: Paradise, where they rubbished a lot of myths around PS3 development. They categorically said that Sony had great tools for PS3 development, and were actually ahead of MS in some areas.

    They summed it up by saying that the reason they got Burnout Paradise running so well on both platforms, was that they built a multi core engine from the start, and then tested every aspect of development on both platforms.

    What we’re seeing with current multi platform development, is taking a PC/360 lead (presumably as they both use Direct X tools, it’s a lot easier that way) and then after they’ve established the foundations of the engine on these platforms, they see how they’re going to work it on PS3.

    I understand them taking this approach, as it satisfies the largest market share and probably takes a lot less time to get the work done, but whilst you could certainly argue that it’s Sony who has created this rod for their back by going with such off the wall hardware, the fact that developers like Infinity Ward and Criterion are bringing games of equal quality to both platforms, means the “lazy developers” tag isn’t entirely without merit.

    Personally I don’t think the situation will improve unless PS3 either becomes the most successful platform, or it’s made clear that by leading development on PS3, you can produce better/equal results on both platforms, with no significant extra cost or time.

    The vast majority of multi platform games are approaching parity on both platforms, so it’s a shame when a high profile title like this breaks the trend.

    #24 7 years ago
  25. pjmaybe

    Good post Robo and it makes a lot of sense. Burnout Paradise really is superbly done, and in fact quite a few other high profile EA titles have been equally as good on PS3 as 360…

    #25 7 years ago
  26. warlock7

    Well, screw Gamespot. I picked it up and haven’t seen any of the issues that they are describing. Granted I’m not too far into the game yet, but that doesn’t change the fact that it looks great and seems to play very well.

    Reviewers are getting more and more idiotic as this generation progresses. Seems that those companies that do their initial development on the PS3 never have issues like those described here and they all talk about how the 360 version comes out better due to the initial PS3 dev. Lazy developers not doing the work needed to get a matched version out is the problem. As pointed out by Robo_1, if the developers do it right then there’s no reason to have either system inferior to the other.

    Then again, this game certainly isn’t a “Heavy Rain”, it’s still using the Havok engine and has the same issues of internally lit mouths just like in Oblivion. They tried to cover it up, but instead you get lighting coming from the outside edges of peoples mouths…

    #26 7 years ago
  27. David

    I can’t see why people are surprised at this can’t remember where the article was but Bethesda stated they love the 360 development kit.

    Some developers will draw a line and prefer one kit over the other. Its annoying to ps3 owners but Bethesda just prefer to develop for PC, 360 first and then PS3 last.

    #27 7 years ago
  28. Truk

    “or it’s made clear that by leading development on PS3, you can produce better/equal results on both platforms, with no significant extra cost or time.”

    This is true. I think many devs are coming to realise this is the case.

    #28 7 years ago
  29. Quiiick

    If only someone would publish some comparison screenshots, so we could make up our own mind whether the difference between PS3 & 360 is significant or not.

    #29 7 years ago
  30. David

    I bet its hardly much of a difference. I read the same crap from a oblivion and though the 360 did certain things better than the PS3. The PS3 handled other things better than the 360 version.

    In the end this is a pointless article to full the fanboy idea that one machine is inferior to another. Fallout 3 is good on all platforms. Nothing is set in stone as if there is a glitch or graphical problem it can be patched.

    #30 7 years ago
  31. Quiiick

    … well if the PS3 version does indeed freeze for a moment as soon as a friend logs in/out this would be a real show-stopper and needs to be patched ASAP.

    #31 7 years ago

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    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]