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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  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]