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SCEE ships Home beta invites en masse

Saturday, 29 November 2008 08:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Remember we told you SCEE put out 100,000 Home beta invites last week? Well, it didn’t actually happen. To cut a long story short, email problems meant the planned deluge was delayed.

Never more. Super-mod TedTheDog, speaking on the EU PS boards, has confirmed that everything’s now been sent.

In fact, we got an invite last night. Check your mail.

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31 Comments

  1. mart

    Nope, still not got one. Oh well!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Got one yesterday, and according to TedTheDog it’ll be in open beta before Xmas.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Cort

    I’m in the UK and got one last week. Strange.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Gamoc

    I got one last week in the UK too, on Saturday morning.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Anyone actually shocked how it’s not a pile of steaming shit?

    I was so down on it. And I am in a very closed out Beta, theres nothing to it, yet I can actually see it being useful, and I can play Echochrome for free!

    And Pool and Bowling with friends. It’s actually not that bad.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Gamoc

    No, you can’t play Echochrome for free, it’s completely different to the downloadable Echochrome, as far as I can tell.

    Regardless, the pool and bowling are good. I didn’t think it’d be bad anyway, but it’s got about the amount of content I expected for something in a closed beta.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Cort

    Um, but it’s still Echochrome.

    But glad to see others recognising that, as a Beta, it doesn’t have much – if not most – of what’s coming. FAR too many people talking as if this is it.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Gamoc

    I’m assuming that Sony will release a few game spaces when the open beta goes live.

    OH, and if any high-and-mighty admin-writer wants to post this small piece of news: Home was patched to 1.01 recently (not entirely sure which day, but I got it yesterday).

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Esha

    It’s nice to know that I back the right racing equines, as I’ve been supporting Home for what seems like forever and a bit, now (defending it from claims of shitty nothingness and even offensive software aplenty). As people are getting in though, more and more make it seem like it’s not as bad as the random flamers claimed, and more and more realise that content is yet to be added and that the game spaces could make it something really special (this is something I’ve been saying for months).

    It’s nice to see that I’m not the only one who’s open-minded about this anymore, and that there actually are other peple who see that there’s a lot of raw potential in Home, and depending on how Sony tap that potential, it may very well be one of the better things that’s happened to the PS3. I feel vindicated by the new opinions though, and I can’t wait for the open beta and proper release to see just what changes.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    So what does it do that’s actually useful? That’s the thing I’ve always been a bit unclear on. The whole ‘wandering around dancing with strangers and playing mini-games’ thing is all they seem to concentrate on. Why do you need it?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Quiiick

    Yes, Esha, “Home” definitely has potential!
    I’m very much looking forward to experience this interface.
    Unfortunately I didn’t get a beta invite. :(

    The openness of what “home” is “actually useful” for seems to be intended.
    This service will change a lot over time, based on user input. It may not be that popular at launch but I’m confident that “Home” will evolve into something you don’t want to miss anymore.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gamoc

    I like the idea of meeting with friends in Home, having a game of Pool, maybe dancing like morons, then launching straight into a game of Warhawk. That’s useful, if you ask me – oh, and seeing trailers and stuff is good too. I watched EGTV’s piece on LBP last week in the Home cinema place.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Syrok

    But it’s all in a very low resolution. I don’t understand why you would want to walk (or teleport) to a virtual cinema to watch a trailer or a short feature when you watch in better quality on your PC or download it.
    I don’t want to launch Home just to be able to move from game to game with the people on my friendslist, I want to this straight our of the XMB.
    I agree that it does has potential, but right now it’s just a virtual place of boredom and I have my doubts about it becoming the next big thing.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Gamoc

    The stuff in the cinema is a much higher quality than the stuff on the TVs dotted around the public spaces, I saw no problems with it. The stuff on the TVs outside isn’t great quality when you zoom the view in, though

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Michael O'Connor

    “I like the idea of meeting with friends in Home”

    Lets all stare at our laggy, slow loading avatars while chatting with our headsets and USB keyboards *after* we load up Home.

    “having a game of Pool”

    You’ll only be able to most of that stuff if they live in the same general continent / speak the same language as you. Access on Home is region specific, so you won’t be able to go to a public location with your European friends if you live in the US, for instance.

    “maybe dancing like morons”

    Animations that will get boring in five seconds.

    “then launching straight into a game of Warhawk.”

    Or… lord forbid, they could launch you straight into the game without having to first boot up Home, then leg into the servers, *then* invite you friends and *then* launch into the game.

    I don’t hate Home. I just think it’s existence is completely pointless. It’s just a gloried money-making advertising product, not that Sony would ever admit that.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Gamoc

    Know why they wouldn’t admit that? Because it isn’t. That’s why.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. David

    Gamoc home is an advertising product because its free to the user it has to make the money by offering up virtual space to company’s as advertising space.

    I don’t see the appeal of it and it seems to just complicate what other company’s have gotten perfect.

    NXE on 360 invite friends to party chat, load game up make a room invite everyone in the party chat to the room done and dusted. No other logins or loading required.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. morriss

    It had “shit” written all over it from the word go, really.

    But I’m more than interested in being proven wrong.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Gamoc

    …so, anything with advertisements should be ignored as crap because they have advertisements in them? VG247 has ads and is free, as do most other websites.

    Besides, Home = free. I wouldn’t complain.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    How can you prove someone whose just said something is “shit” period? You dont like it then dont use it, then again, seeing as its not on 360 i doubt you would have anyway.
    Seriously Morriss, being a games Journalist working on a multiplat site you could atleast TRY to hide your blantent hate for all things Sony.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Gamoc

    I’d also like to ask where the real ads are? There are trailers/posters for some games, sure, but it’s not like they’re advertising pampers.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Esha

    I find that Home is compared to NXE marginally depressing, too. It just means that people are seeing “chat with graphics” versus “chat with graphics”, and not considering anything beyond that.

    The most important point to consider with NXE’s stuffs is that those services must be paid for, whereas Home is free. I’m not a Gold subscriber, and I personally refuse to rent a console I just paid for. That’s like paying up the mortgage on a house and then having to pay rent to stay there.

    Before anyone jumps in with any poorly thought-out arguments against that statement; I will concede that I understand that servers are costly to run, and I can accept that online play from within games is something that can be tied to a subscription.

    But basic services which are supplied with the console should be free, but even something as basic as an avatar chat on NXE isn’t free, and I think that’s disgraceful. That’s my opinion, whomever is reading this can live with it or argue the toss over it, I don’t really care.

    So what’s the alternative of actually leasing a console out to people who’ve just bought it? Ads. The old XBox dash was filled with ads all over the bloody place anyway, despite the rent, but ads can serve to cover server costs. That’s a model that a good chunk of the Internet uses, including VG247.

    It’s also the model that Home puts to use.

    So let’s consider that the advertisements are but a vehicle that takes Home from potential to realisation. What we have left is a network in which people can socialise. People can also play social little mini-games, they can wander around the game-rooms together, and even hang out at virtual locales. This is much better than sending avatars to a rather nondescript lobby, in my opinion.

    And all of this is free.

    So I really think Home’s nifty, it’ll be great to meet up with my International friends on, and we’ll certainly have a laugh there. And I doubt any of us will have sticks up our butts about the ads, because we won’t be paying anything to be there. Eh?

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Withnail

    If Home is full of ads, and that means Sony has no need to ever put ads in the XMB, then I like Home.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. GGCAN

    I love Home for being a great social networking system.

    They took away a couple of spaces when 1.0 update went in, but I’m sure when Home goes live they’ll be back again.

    Also think when Home does go live, there are going to be many things that aren’t currently in Home now; why spoil a surprise in the Beta and not leave it until all can join in.

    Remember as well, Sony said it’s going to be an ever evolving space and I think we’ll be seeing many things to come.

    It’s a good place to meet your other PS3 buddies, or new people with the same interest as you have and then start a chat session or game either in Home or outside of Home.

    Last week a group of us wanted to play Resistance 2 and couldn’t start it up in Home (maybe in the future this will be possible)…so we got out and met up for a great evening of R2.

    Sure, there are weird people in Home, but aren’t there these same weirdos in our Real world ?

    Don’t know about Syrok’s comment for low resolution, I find with the new update of Home that the resolution has greatly increased and it’s pretty high def on my TV.

    For me, it’s much better than trying to text my PS3 friends on the XMB and with the new Socom headset, chatting is really easy and FREE.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    Blerk, thats such a fallacy like breakign down games into the sum of it’s parts and criticising it on that basis.

    It’s just not the point.

    It’s fun, it’s entertainmenet, it’s not needed. And all the shit surrounding it, I genuinely (kind of) believed that when I launched Home a great big knitting needle was going to protrude from my TV screen and impale my left eye and the important parts of my brain.

    And it’s actually pretty fun, especially when there will be conventions in it, and when it’s got the gamespaces with extras and stuff. And the 2D element looks cool too.

    I agree I am not won over yet, by any means, it’s still basic, but it’s not eye/brain stabbingly bad. It’s actually quite good.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Psychotext

    Not sure how it could be eye-stabbingly bad. It’s not like you have to have anything to do with the thing.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Syrok

    You might have to if they decide to put features in that are quiet nice to have (ie to enter and exit games with a group of friends) but can’t be made used of unless you load up Home first and go through all the loading times of various areas, which really shouldn’t be as long as they are now.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Gamoc

    I do agree about loading times, though. They’re not long, but I want them shorter.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. GGCAN

    Psychotext….totally agree with you.

    Home is there…it’s an option….if you don’t like what you see…don’t use it….but let others that do appreciate another new application that just adds to the PS3 features.

    I think the women are gonna love it, especially if they shop at the Mall when the stores again have stuff to purchase.

    I heard one guys girlfriend was loving the Mall back in Sept of this year when you could get a few things for free from it.
    He said she never wanted anything to do with the PS3 until Home arrived and she saw the Mall.

    Like I mentioned before…it’s a good place to chat with others…I’m sure certain sessions like the Sony events may be streamed into Home in the future.

    I like the ability to talk to people all over the world (we could when we could region travel) and it’s all free…no long distance charges.
    I’d like to see the PS3 Eye incorporated into Home so we could have video as well (I know online poker (for the PS3) has it and you can have 8 video chats going in a game, so it has a possibility of being implemented into Home).

    There are so many great things that could be added to Home and I think all the users have to do, is ask and Sony will most likely see if it can be built.

    Remember though…Home will be free…but I’m pretty sure there will be costs for clothes, furniture, Clubs, etc…coming when it does go live.

    Keep those credit cards hidden from your girlfriend/wife. (ha ha).

    The loading times have greatly improved in the past few months…before it could take quite a while and many times you were booted off the system…now it’s much better…

    I’m willing to give it a chance for improvement.

    There’s been a lot of improvement in just the last couple of mths.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. sennasnit

    I got the Beta invite last thursday, i realise people will be critical, but it’s not finished yet hence the Beta. I’ve been on it quite a lot this weekend looking around playing pool and bowling, met some interesting people, played a sripped down version of echochrome and breakout. I think it will just get better and better. I have a feeling that the people who are down on it, have never used it. It’s the potential that interests me…

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Syrok

    Oh, I have used it, but there is just nothing that appeals to me and I agree that it can only get better, just like the economy of Zimbabwe. ;)

    #31 6 years ago

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    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]