US Patapon 2 demo restricted to pre-orders

Monday, 16 March 2009 12:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


SCEA’s confirmed that only those that pre-order Patapon 2 through either Gamestop or Amazon will get to play the game’s demo.

The tester was openly released in Europe last week.

Those Americans that get the demo will be awarded a “Lordy Hairpiece”.

Find lots of glossing-over through the link.


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    Yeah, that’s right…

    You can’t actually see if this game’s worth buying or not unless you’re actually going to buy it first!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    This is such a completely bizarre idea, I really can’t get to grips with it. Surely the whole point of a demo is to sell the game to people who aren’t already wanting to buy it? What possible purpose does restricting the demo to people who already know that they want the game serve?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Retroid


    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Utterly ludicrous.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. JonFE

    Further to what Blerk says, these artificial restrictions could very well convince some lost souls to “demo” the game through other, not legitimate methods…

    On an unrelated note, why are the US getting this game so late? I have my copy on my desk next to me…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Shatner


    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Yes… because that’s exactly the same as a demo actually being available, but only to people who have already bought the game.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Shatner


    #8 6 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    Someone asked me if you’d had a “mental breakdown” the other day, Shatner, on account of your new post “style” :(

    #9 6 years ago

    What, you mean some actually doesn’t think he’s schizo?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Shatner


    #11 6 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Someone just mentioned it in conversation. We were just chatting about the site.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Shatner


    #13 6 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Lies. You couldn’t possibly be talking about your site, or one of its more insane posters.

    As for your question Shatner. Does talking about one automatically exclude talking about the other? I guess in your mind it does.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Shatner


    #15 6 years ago

    There are many reasons that a developer might decide against releasing a demo.

    For example, they might have been ‘crunching’ for the last few months before release and simply decided to focus what little dev time they have left on the game, rather than a demo.

    They might not be convinced about the quality of the game, and so not put a demo out because of the negative reaction that they are expecting.

    They might (some might say arrogantly) decide that there is enough marketing hype around the game that it doesn’t need a demo, because people will buy it anyway.

    But to release a demo, whose sole purpose is for people to evaluate the quality of their game, and then say that nobody is allowed to evaluate the quality of their game unless they decide to buy it, doesn’t make sense.

    Obviously they are trying to give some sort of incentive for pre-orders, but they’ve chosen the wrong incentive.

    It’s like a car manufacturer saying: ‘you can test drive our latest model, but only if you agree to buy it first’.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Syrok

    ‘you can test drive our latest model, but only if you agree to buy it first’.
    Or test drive it at our branch in the next city for free and absolutely no obligations.


    #17 6 years ago
  18. Shatner



    #18 6 years ago
  19. Shatner


    #19 6 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    Can make it a bit simpler for you Shatner:

    No demo for a game = Shit.
    Demo only for those who have already bought the game = Shit.

    Not sure where fanboy rationalisation fits into that one, but I’m sure you’ll find an angle.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Shatner


    #21 6 years ago

    You can’t make anything simple for trolls, PT.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Shatner


    #23 6 years ago

    Not according to the official line…

    The greatness that is the Patapon 2 Demo is available exclusively to all you warriors out there that reserve a copy in advance!

    If I’m a casual gamer, you know… the kind that would want to play Patapon 2… I listen to the official line.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Syrok

    Or have a look at the European store. :)

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Shatner



    #26 6 years ago

    @ Syrok:

    I don’t see why SCEA are coming up with this condition then, if it’s easy to just go to the European store and download it without a pre-order.

    Is it seriously that easy?

    Why are they putting this condition then?

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    Well… that certainly goes a long way to explaining those 22m PSN users. :D

    But yeah, everyone should create three accounts on PSN by default. If only to get access to two marketplaces where they had the presence of mind to actually group the demos in one place.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Shatner


    #29 6 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    I don’t want three PSN accounts. I want one. As I have with Live.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Shatner



    #31 6 years ago

    MS check your details to make sure that you’re in the region that you claim to be.

    If you’re not, they delete your account.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Blerk

    They haven’t deleted my other account.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    You know… given you aren’t a fanboy your responses are very predictable Shatner.

    #34 6 years ago

    Serious Blerk?

    Which one is it? A US one?

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Shatner



    #36 6 years ago

    I remember trying to get a US account for one of the COD betas, but there were some stories at the time about swathes of fake accounts getting deleted.

    I tried to set one up, but it wouldn’t work. I needed a legit US address…

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Patrick Garratt

    I think Mike’s got three Live accounts. I don’t think anyone’s ever bothered him about it.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Syrok

    It’s not very hard to get a legit address from any country, you know.

    #39 6 years ago

    Yeah PT.

    Phil is like, always defending MS…

    What are you thinking?

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Psychotext

    You see that’s odd Shatner. Because I only ever see you handling the misreporting, fanboyism and sensationalism when it comes to stories involving certain companies.

    I’m sure it’s just my own personal bias getting in the way though.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Shatner



    #42 6 years ago


    Does that mean that he can use Netflix!?

    This is what I was on about btw: Link

    #43 6 years ago

    ^^ = @ Pat RE: Mike

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Patrick Garratt

    Is that bad? I have no idea.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Psychotext

    I’ll be sure to champion you whenever I see you criticising equally Shatner. Of that you can be sure. :)

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Shatner


    #47 6 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    Defending too for that matter.

    #48 6 years ago

    No, it’s not bad. It’s the US only VOD service.

    There must be loads of films on there that I wouldn’t mind watching.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Shatner


    #50 6 years ago
  51. Psychotext

    As should you.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Shatner


    #52 6 years ago

    At the end of the day, whether it actually is or not. Sony say that the demo is NOT free, and the official line is that it’s “EXCLUSIVE” to those who pre-order. Simple as that.

    So Sony are ‘taking advantage’ of people who don’t know how to play the system. Which is probably the vast majority. I certainly wouldn’t have tried without someone telling me how easy it was.

    I think a fair and impartial person would at least aknowledge this.

    I wouldn’t expect a troll to though.

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Psychotext

    Not a very enlightened comment Shatner. I’m sure if you dig deep you can do much better.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Syrok

    No, it’s actually exclusive unless you disobey the terms and conditions. :)

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Shatner


    #56 6 years ago
  57. Psychotext

    No… you see you’re focusing on the poster rather than the post. It’s only one step from there to insults, which as you’ve said in the past; is the last refuge of a weak mind.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Shatner



    #58 6 years ago
  59. Psychotext

    Really… because from where I’m standing it looks like you think your championing of the actions of multibillion dollar companies is worth something too? Or that they somehow value it?


    So I’ll just restate what you said to me…


    #59 6 years ago
  60. Shatner



    #60 6 years ago

    @ Syrok:

    So you’re saying it’s free if I steal it/acquire it by deception?

    #61 6 years ago
  62. Blerk

    What the fuck? I only went away for ten minutes!

    #62 6 years ago
  63. Psychotext

    Not a bad misdirection Shatner, but you still didn’t really address why your championing is somehow different. Unless you really do believe they value it?

    Then again, are you actually championing their decision to make their customers jump through hoops for demos? That doesn’t make a lot of sense. Seems much more likely that you’re defending your favourite company as usual.

    #63 6 years ago
  64. Retroid

    I’ve just invented a whole new advertising idea; the only people who’ll be able to see my adverts are the people who were going to buy the products anyway! \o/

    #64 6 years ago
  65. Syrok

    @Giga- Pretty much except that it is tolerated.

    #65 6 years ago
  66. Shatner




    #66 6 years ago
  67. Psychotext

    I’m happy to accept it… but then again I don’t do it (Though I’ll do it for you Shatner, I really will!). Are you?

    #67 6 years ago
  68. Shatner





    #68 6 years ago
  69. Patrick Garratt

    I live in a dream world where people put spaces between their words so people can read them easily. My fantasy is mine, and mine alone.

    #69 6 years ago

    Just get over yourself PT.

    Don’t you know that Phil is trying to clean the internet from the “imbalance, bias, immaturity and plain ignorance in large swathes of gamers and reporting“!?

    And that he will “deliberately make efforts to correct this imbalance using the words, facts, experience and objectivity at my disposal.“!?

    Get over yourself. Show some humility like Phil does.

    #70 6 years ago
  71. Psychotext

    No backpedalling involved Shatner. I’m trying to clarify if there’s really one rule for me and another for you. If I have to save my championing for those that value it, do you too?

    #71 6 years ago
  72. JonFE

    Pat, apparently Shatner has made it a personal quest to make us more clever by forcing us to read his comments without spaces. I suggest he should also type them backwards to strengthen the training.

    #72 6 years ago
  73. Hunam

    People read his posts?

    Clearly if he is being a child he’s not worth anyone’s attention. Except mine right now, but now no more.

    #73 6 years ago
  74. Shatner


    #74 6 years ago
  75. Shatner


    #75 6 years ago
  76. Shatner


    #76 6 years ago
  77. JonFE

    Thanks Shatner, that was impressive :-D

    #77 6 years ago


    A supposed defender of the victims of software piracy encouraging others to break contracts and acquire software by deception.

    The sheer hypocrisy speaks volumes.

    #78 6 years ago
  79. Shatner


    #79 6 years ago
  80. Shatner


    #80 6 years ago

    I didn’t say you, Phil the schizo troll.

    You clearly said “folks”. Obviously, this discussion has been about SCEA from the start, or are you so stupid that his needs spelling out for you!?

    Silly lunatic.

    Nice dodging there Phil. You don’t seem to be able to admit that Americans can’t get this game without THEFT.

    Keep taking the pills. You clearly need them.

    #81 6 years ago
  82. Shatner


    #82 6 years ago
  83. Shatner


    #83 6 years ago

    Yeah, good dodging again there. You’re clearly suffering from some sort of psycological problem.

    You’ve given a blanket encouragement for “FOLKS” to get the demo.

    All along you’ve dribble-spat gibberish about there being no problem here, because the demo is free.

    While still refusing to aknowledge that the demo is NOT free to those who fall under SCEA.

    Now you are officially an INTERNET HERO!


    #84 6 years ago
  85. Newbie101

    is there a ban function? CommentsLikeThis is getting on my tits!

    #85 6 years ago
  86. Shatner



    #86 6 years ago



    #87 6 years ago
  88. Shatner


    #88 6 years ago


    #89 6 years ago
  90. Shatner


    #90 6 years ago

    Still dodging.

    Still won’t admit that he ENCOURAGES SOFTWARE THEFT!!

    #91 6 years ago
  92. Shatner



    #92 6 years ago


    run away because you’ve been EXPOSED for the SUPER TROLL that you are.

    #93 6 years ago
  94. Shatner


    #94 6 years ago

    Nice BACK TRACKING there Phil.

    What was that supposed to be, a disclaimer??


    #95 6 years ago
  96. Shatner




    #96 6 years ago

    Phil, you’re so BAD at feigning ignorance.

    As has already been discussed above, if you download this demo, and you live in the US, and you LIE, by pretending to live in Europe, when you don’t, you’ve broken the terms of your PSN contract.

    That means that you have LIED in order to acquire software that the SOFTWARE DEVELOPER doesn’t want you to have.

    There is no difference between this, and LYING to install an ILLEGAL piece of software.


    This demo is NOT free to those who do not have a legitimate reason to have a European account.

    You ARE WRONG.

    Get over yourself.

    #97 6 years ago
  98. Captain Fruitloop

    I’m now definitely favouring the ‘mental breakdown’ theory.

    #98 6 years ago
  99. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t believe this thread. I’ve created a monster.

    #99 6 years ago
  100. Shatner



    #100 6 years ago
  101. wz

    I enjoy your conversations (really, I do, I also laugh when little kids fall off their bikes), but you should know that you DO have some issues :D

    #101 6 years ago
  102. G1GAHURTZ

    Good response totally IGNORING the fact that you are WRONG!

    I’d take that diversionary nonsense as an ADMISSION OF FAILURE then Phil.

    Well done.

    #102 6 years ago
  103. Shatner


    #103 6 years ago
  104. G1GAHURTZ

    Besides, I think that any rational person will find that it was me who made the first comment here.

    It was YOU who “WADED” in trying to DEFEND your BELOVED SONY by feebly attempting to mention an ms exclusive.

    FAIL again.

    #104 6 years ago
  105. Shatner



    #105 6 years ago
  106. G1GAHURTZ

    Maybe I will when I buy a PS3 in 2 weeks time!!

    #106 6 years ago
  107. Shatner


    #107 6 years ago
  108. Shatner



    #108 6 years ago
  109. G1GAHURTZ

    More dodging, as the SUPER FAIL TROLL refuses to accept that his BELOVED Sony DON’T WANT PEOPLE IN THE US TO HAVE THIS DEMO FOR FREE.

    They don’t want people to have it, and by telling people to do it, YOU ARE MAKING THEM LOSE whatever money they might have put into setting up this deal.


    #109 6 years ago
  110. G1GAHURTZ



    #110 6 years ago
  111. Shatner



    #111 6 years ago
  112. Shatner



    #112 6 years ago
  113. G1GAHURTZ



    The demo is NOT FREE IN THE US.

    The decision to make the demo only available to people who pre-order the game is STUPID. LIKE YOU.

    You FAIL at trying to BACK TRACK and create a pathetic DIVERSION from your STUPIDITY.

    You came in here to TROLL and defend your BELOVED SONY from negative comments that MORE THAN ONE PERSON was giving.

    You are LOW-LIFE SCUM that does nothing but exist to IRRITATE and ANNOY people.


    #113 6 years ago
  114. Shatner



    #114 6 years ago
  115. Retroid

    If MS only released a demo on Live for people who’d pre-ordered the game, it’d deserve a Joey.

    Sony have done it a few times now (IIRC), so deserve a joey.


    #115 6 years ago
  116. Michael O'Connor

    I think Sony may have misunderstood the whole point of a demo…

    #116 6 years ago

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    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]