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GDC: Gran Turismo 5′s “all platforms” release timing will depend on “what makes the most sense,” says Koller

Monday, 30 March 2009 09:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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SCEA’s director of hardware marketing, John Koller, has told VG247 that Gran Turismo 5′s release timing across “all platforms” is still a matter of seeing “what makes the most sense.”

Koller was responding to questions about the game’s PS3 release date, speaking at GDC last week.

“Ultimately, they are a developer who makes a lot of their own decisions,” Koller said of Polyphony Digital.

“But we are looking at GT5 across all platforms, just to see what makes the most sense.”

Koller fobbed off specifics on launch dates for further games in the series.

“Well GT5: Prologue’s out,” he joked.

“Seriously though, there is really nothing we can really say about it, other than it’s a franchise we would like to continue.

“So, other than that, we don’t really have any announcements regarding the game at this time.”

Last December, SCEE’s John Armstrong told a Spanish television program that we could expect Gran Turismo 5 by Christmas 2009.

Announcements related to both a PSP and PS3 version of GT5 are expected at E3.

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41 Comments

  1. DrDamn

    Polyphony have gone from great developer to somewhat of a joke for me. GT5P was ok but limited and suffered some tearing issues on some tracks when it got busy. They really should have got GT5 out the door by now. At this rate it will be after Forza 3 – the second iteration of that franchise on the 360.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    I wonder what’s taking them so long.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Syrok

    The damage model is taking its time. ^.^

    Maybe they even update the smoke effects and stop the tires from squealing in every corner no matter how slow you go.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Getting rather silly now, isn’t it?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. desiredtime

    I find it weird that people complain, when developer rush a game and they complain, when they take their time with a game.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Shatner

    People complain.

    If they didn’t they’d have little to say on the internet.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Why do you find it wierd that people would complain that a game isn’t as good as it would have been if it wasn’t rushed? Or if people complain because a game is released 2 years after the developers said it was going to be?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Syrok

    Come on this GT. It has to be delayed by at least 3 years

    #8 6 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    I can’t believe people are moaning about a game 60fps, 1080p that’s as stunning as GT5P that has occasional tearing.

    Christ, moan about the ‘demo’ aspect of it all you like, but technically it’s in a world of it’s own.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @No_PUDding
    I run it at 720p and there is still tearing. It can spoil the game experience as it is vital this sort of game maintains a consistent frame rate. I don’t care if it doesn’t end up looking so good – I want it to play well!

    I also think the look of the game has been hamstrung by the 1080p tag. The majority of gamers will play at 720p and that is the resolution sweet spot for both the 360 and PS3. By trying to do 1080p they have left the game looking quite barren in places. Yes the car models look great, but the the push for 1080p is to the detriment of the majority of the players.

    @desiredtime
    I’m all for a dev taking there time, just don’t announce it and don’t waste time on a variety of demos and cut down games if it so obviously is going to affect the eventual release date of the main game so badly.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Newbie101

    What I can’t believe is how people ‘complain’ about a game being delayed when (a) most of us have played the ‘demo’ and its fantastic and (b) we all know WILL be amazing.

    Then something like Alan Wake… that you can say is vapour ware but not this!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    I bet licencing for every car isnt helping…

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    People complain because they want it… sooner rather than later if possible.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    @Newbie101
    It simply should have been released by now surely? This is a big PS franchise and an important release for the platform. There is only a certain amount of “it’s ready when it’s ready” that holds before you start questioning the management of the title. Forza will be on it’s second iteration this generation – it’s a hugely accomplished series with some significant advantages over the last GT games. Why are they able to do this when Polyphony can’t even commit to a release date?

    The other point I’d make is that in the time taken goal posts have moved. If the time has been used to properly address some of these – a comprehensive online system, bumper car physics and damage model to name a few – then it could be time well spent. We don’t know what they have done in this area yet though – we know it WAS amazing – they need to up their game though because times and expectations have moved on.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Retroid

    Perhaps they could release another $40 demo to fund further development? ^___^

    #15 6 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    people complain because they have no life and are miserable. the next time one of you assholes complain about a dev team taking their time to perfect a proven franchise take a look at your multi million dollar selling game. They are going for 60fps @ 1080p with possible damage physics. Forza is no Gran Turismo.

    Giga what the hell are you talking about whats taking them so long. You don’t even own a PS3. Whats taking them so long with Alan Wake? You see where i’m coming from. Sorry to put you on the spot but i know you’re not getting a PS3 just for GT5.

    @ Retroid maybe M$ will make you pay for another $60 game to be invited in the next halo beta.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    Forza is no Gran Turismo? That’s strange as they have a lot in common.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Shatner

    Woah, PT trying the “I know, I’ll say something obtuse” tactic.

    Good work!

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    I could do specifics, but I don’t want to confuse anyone.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    Actually TEA, after shooters, most of my gaming is taken up by racers. I’ve even got the wireless wheel and everything!

    I’d get a wheel for the PS3 if GT was worth it, too…

    Call me sad if you want, but I’d spend hours on my wheel driving around in 1080p cars with fully modelled interiors, all in 60Hz.

    Anyway, I was genuinely wondering why they are taking so long.

    It’s a game that they’ve made before, so theoretically, it should just be a case of doing things a little bigger and a little better…

    Prologue is there, so they’ve proven that they can do it, so why the long delay…?

    Is it a technical problem? Bad scheduling? licencing issues? Quality issues? Or what…?

    I’m genuinely interested.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. SERAPHEMZ

    Im looking forward to the PSP version !! that would be a great game to have to kill time at work…

    #21 6 years ago
  22. lelik

    if you mention forza in a gran turismo news post, you are a fanboy. it’s as simple as that. i’ll wait as long as it takes to get the best GT possible.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    I agree with you giga i could spend hours in GT5 on the wheel with the new cockpit view also. As regard to the technical,scheduling,and licencing issues they could very well be a factor. Those cars are hand drawn. Adding cockpit views to all of the 500 plus cars is not an easy task. As an artist myself i understand the need to take my time and perfect my work so im satisfied with the “million times check over for flaws” inspection i do for all my art work.

    This is one of Sony’s power house franchise that really needs to show what the PS3 can do beyond Killzone. Sony knows what they are doing. They know they need every aspect of this game to be flawless. GT5P was only a test for technical problems like online latency and other stuff obviously.

    I know forza and gt5 are both racing games, but only one of them hold the title for the best racing sim on console ever.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    I didn’t mentioned Forza first. Someone mentioned how two iterations of Forza would be out this generation before GT5. In my opinion Forza’s quality isn’t better than Gran Turismo that’s why its taking longer to release. That’s what i meant. I’m not saying Forza isn’t a great racing game.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. SERAPHEMZ

    theevil – did you ever get your 60gig PS3?

    #25 6 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    I already have a 60gb and a 20gb ps3. I went to china town to pick up the last known (to me) original 60gb ps3 in the wild. The guy wanted $1000 for it. I got him down to $900 but then said fuck it cause I know you guys weren’t going to post 1000 comments. I’ll send you a PSN card though for debating/(arguing) with O’Connor :P

    #26 6 years ago
  27. SERAPHEMZ

    LOL !!

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Cort

    “Maybe they even update the smoke effects and stop the tires from squealing in every corner no matter how slow you go.”

    Add to that the zero sense of speed when you are tanking it.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. theevilaires

    Gran Turismo isn’t all about the speed. Its about the authenticity feel of the cars to their real counterparts (hench racing SIM). If you want high octane speed then buy NFS. If you want a nice driving simulation on real racing tracks from around the world then GT5 is your game.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Cort

    But it isn’t authentic to drive at 150mph, peer out the window at the passing scenery and feel like you’re doing 15mph. It also isn’t authentic to have your tires roaring and screeching when going round a corner at 20mph in a four wheel drive car with high downforce.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    yea that stuff is true cort but i really never pay attention to that personally. Maybe they notice those mistakes and are trying to make more accurate adjustments. We can only hope right. I just hope with all this time and the processing power of the PS3 they are making one hell of a racing sim that will please everyone who loves games period. To be honest i’m really looking forward to the pic capture the most like they had in GT4 and Wipeout HD :P

    #31 6 years ago
  32. DS1086

    @DrDamn
    The ONLY time tearing occurs in GT5P is at Eiger Nordwand, presumably because of the massive amounts of scenery around the track. The tearing is both rare and very brief. I would think the tearing will be entirely eradicated for the realease of the full game. There is never any tearing on any of the other tracks, no matter how busy the screen gets. Maybe if it was only running at 720p it would make 360 owners feel slightly less insecure about their console of choice. The fact is, the best looking, most realistic racing game is a PS3 exclusive. Deal with it. :P

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Syrok

    What about the stuttering in the replays?

    #33 6 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    Its a fucking glorified demo STFU Syrok and kill the topic. When the full game releases and it still has these problems then speak. I pegged you to be smart enough to see the difference Syrok. Now you’re just sounding like a spoiled brat.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. wz

    But then, based on a demo showcasing what the final product will look like, GT5 will be utter crapzorz. XBOX 360 FTW! IT’S CHEAPER TOO.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. theevilaires

    you noob

    #36 6 years ago
  37. crackdude

    All this discussion is so meaningless. I prefer the way Forza handles, so it’s a no brainer to me. Although GT5P looks better, I also prefer having a complete and functional and great game right now than waiting all this time.
    Also, I’ve lost confidence on this development team, since I bought a PSP before it even launched in my country just so that I could play GT4 on launch. And after like 4 years, my PSP has already broke and I really don’t give a shit because the only game I really wanted never came out.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Retroid

    I keep meaning to pick up GT5P, should be about a tenner now, shouldn’t it?

    As for Forza, I’ve got both (picked them up for pennies) and I’ve just not been able to get into them. They seem a bit soulless to me.

    @TEA: I didn’t care about the Halo 3 beta and bought Crackdown itself about a year after the beta offer ended, so that proves how much I cared about that! :D

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Syrok

    It’s not like GT5P has much soul. :)

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    I’ve not bought GT5:Prologue, but I’ll certainly be buying GT5 whenever it comes out.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. dutch46

    I was disappointed with Prologue. I was turned on to a copy of F1 Championship Edition when the PS3 was first released and got spoiled, I guess.

    The one thing that bothered me more than anything else about Prologue was the unrealistic physics of the cars. No matter how stiff I made the suspension, every car still handled like I was driving a limo. That and the fact that there were so few tracks–and the facilities they did feature were some of my least favorites.

    When the full version is released, I’ll be hanging out at the Nurbergring. If you like to race clean, come on down

    #41 6 years ago

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    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

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  • 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 […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]