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Koller: PS3-Facebook integration coming “sooner than you might think”

Thursday, 9 April 2009 07:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEA hardware marketing boss John Koller has told the MI6 conference in San Francisco that PS3 Facebook integration is in the works.

From this Joystiq report:

During a panel titled “Casual to the Core: Redefining the Gaming Dynamic,” SCEA’s John Koller talked about social media and how it can affect the games space. When asked by panel moderator John Davison if there would ever be a point when someone could be playing PS3 and have it “spit out something to Facebook,” Koller stated that plans are already afoot. He said that such functionality is “critical not just for marketing but for the types of games we’re trying to develop. That day is coming quicker than some may think.”

Blimey. More through the link.

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45 Comments

  1. Tonka

    GREAT! I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT! WHOOOOOOO! GET THE FUCK IN!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Shatner

    It’s certainly sooner than I thought it was. I wasn’t thinking of it at all. Until now.

    Does it run in 1080p and 60fps though?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I think I must be the only person in the world who isn’t on Facebook.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. desiredtime

    I’m not on Facebook either.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. JonFE

    That makes three of us :-D

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve got a Facebook account. I’m not sure I need it on my PS3, however.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    120fps, Shatner. 3D Facebook.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Tonka

    I’m not on Facebook. But I hear people like it.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I am on Arsebook, though.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Redh3lix

    This is great news and a very clever move by Sony!

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Retroid

    Not on Facebook either.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Axle

    Not on Failbook either.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Another non facebook user.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    Have you all got Twitter accounts? That reminds me…

    *checks mail*

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I’m certainly not on Twatter. :-)

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Mike

    I’m on Facebook, but not Twitter.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Roybott

    I’m on both but havent signed into Facebook for months.

    “spit out something to Facebook,”

    To me that just sounds like they are going to do ‘status’ updates posted to Facebook – Status as in presence “X is currently playing Y” or “X has just unlocked Trohpy Z” – I know there are already services available that will update you Twitter status with your Xbox Live status so I wouldn’t be suprised if there were also things already available to put PSN status in Facebook via a facebook app.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Robster1979

    I’m on FB and have an application that links to my LIVE account. All it basically does is update my stauts ” ….. is play Left for Dead”. You can also view your gamercard and achievements on there too adn check out your friends. Not particularly exciting to be honest and when you call in sick and your boss is on FB and see’s your status….. well its not good. Never underestimate PRIVACY.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. ElfShotTheFood

    Will it take full advantage of the PS3′s power and push the system to its limits?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Michael O'Connor

    “Will it take full advantage of the PS3’s power and push the system to its limits?”

    If you want to argument semantics, this is something the 360 couldn’t do because of the deliberately isolated structure of it’s online services. Every online function of the 360 is handled through Microsoft’s own services.

    So yes, it technically *is* taking advantage of the PS3′s capabilities. Just because it’s not BIGGER FASTER HARDER STRONGER doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea. Personally, I think this whole Facebook integration idea is great; social networks are extremely popular, and tapping into something like that is a great way to help build a stronger online community for the PS3.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    @Michael O’Connor: Yes, massively isolated, which is why sites like mygamercard.net, 360voice and the 360 gamercard facebook pages don’t exist.

    Oh…

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Truk

    Doesn’t the Live do something similar – putting status updates onto messenger?

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Michael O'Connor

    “@Michael O’Connor: Yes, massively isolated, which is why sites like mygamercard.net, 360voice and the 360 gamercard facebook pages don’t exist.”

    I think you missed the point completely.

    Those are sites accessing the information from Microsoft’s servers that Microsoft makes freely available – all they’re do is reading people’s gamercard information and processing it their own way.

    But there’s way to do that in reverse; i.e. sending information from the 360 directly to other internet sources.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    But why would you need to send it? All the information is freely available for anyone to integrate with.

    This is how facebook pages can query the Xbox Live data to find your last status.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    I suspect there might be other elements to it such as uploading screen grabs and videos. There is already YouTube integration in some games.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Michael O'Connor

    “But why would you need to send it? All the information is freely available for anyone to integrate with.”

    The only information available to those people is the games listed on your gamercard and your score – it’s a very limited amount of information. Every other calculation (like the difference in points for my360voice.com ) is done by the sites themselves. Microsoft doesn’t allow any sort of direct communication to its server unless they say so; Halo 3 and MSN Messenger are the only two things I can think of that do… both Microsoft properties.

    What Koller is suggesting is a system that will allow your PS3 to automatically communicate with your Facebook (and potentially other future services). How broad that will be, I don’t know, but it could include things like an update telling your friends you’re playing a new game, or game-specific stuff like trophies, unique accomplishment messages, announcing that you published a new level in LittleBigPlanet, or even external “rewards” on Facebook for doing certain things.

    A game like LittleBigPlanet would really benefit from something like this, letting fans see what’s going on in game and keep each other updated on it when they’re not playing their PS3. That’s just one example.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    That’s not entirely true. There’s far more data available than that (I’m trying to find the tech docs at the moment, but I can’t remember where I saw them), like your last status for instance.

    Also, we don’t really know what Koller is suggesting, at least not from what was said in the article.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Michael O'Connor

    “That’s not entirely true. There’s far more data available than that (I’m trying to find the tech docs at the moment, but I can’t remember where I saw them), like your last status for instance.”

    That’s a one way process. They’re simply reading the data. The Xbox Live servers themselves aren’t communicating with those sites. You’re still missing the point. There’s no way for a person on the 360 to *send* information to other outside sources – the only exceptions to this being Microsoft’s own programs.

    Microsoft doesn’t *allow* it. Ask any developer, and they will tell you that everything has to be controlled internally through Microsoft’s own servers.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    …but data is data. The source is irrelevant as long as you get what you need to achieve the end result, in this case status updates.

    Or at least that’s what I thought we were talking about.

    Edit – Here’s some of the things you can do: http://www.xboxlivenation.com/index.php/live-services-mainmenu-85

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Syrok

    “A game like LittleBigPlanet would really benefit from something like this, letting fans see what’s going on in game and keep each other updated on it when they’re not playing their PS3. That’s just one example.”

    There was a site like that. It was called Sackbook, but it was taken down, because it was unofficial and MM are planning to build something like that themselves, if I understood that correctly in a recent Interview.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Michael O'Connor

    “…but data is data. The source is irrelevant as long as you get what you need to achieve the end result, in this case status updates.”

    Saying data is data is like saying pink is blue.

    Data can be writeable. It can be read-only. It can be open, or it can be secure. The end result *isn’t* the same. Those sites are simply accessing a limited amount of freely available data that Microsoft uses in it’s own features.

    What Koller is suggesting is a process that allows the console to communicate outside of the PS3, at the whim of the user. That includes such things as YouTube and Facebook integration. This can’t be done on the 360 because the 360 doesn’t allow its users to communicate outside of it’s own servers.

    How many ways can I explain that before it sinks in?

    “There was a site like that. It was called Sackbook, but it was taken down, because it was unofficial and MM are planning to build something like that themselves, if I understood that correctly in a recent Interview.”

    Yeah, that’s probably exactly what this stuff Koller is talking about will do.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    Can you tell me where Koller suggests this… because I’m really not seeing it in what’s written.

    You’re absolutely right that there’s nothing like youtube integration on the 360. But again, we were talking about status updates on facebook… which can be and is done with the available xbox live data.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Shatner

    Sackbook was removed due to concern over privacy, not because it conflicted with any unannounced Sony plans to do something along the same lines.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Retroid

    Incidentally, games like PGR3 & Viva Pinata (not sure if it was just the second or the first did it too) supported taking photos ingame and downloading them from a website.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    Rockstar Social Club allows you to see loads of in-game stats for multiple games, online.

    So does EA Sports World.

    I’m really hoping that IW do it for Modern Combat 2 as well.

    All games should let you check your stats online if you ask me…

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Syrok

    “Sackbook was removed due to concern over privacy, not because it conflicted with any unannounced Sony plans to do something along the same lines.”

    Probably that too, but also because they are planning an official site:

    5:00-5:40

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Michael O'Connor

    “So does EA Sports World.”

    There’s so much legal tape surrounding the E.A. online gaming it’s not even funny. For almost a year, online gaming with the 360 and E.A. didn’t happen because E.A still wanted to use their own servers and data, and Microsoft didn’t want this.

    “Can you tell me where Koller suggests this… because I’m really not seeing it in what’s written.”

    Here.

    “When asked by panel moderator John Davison if there would ever be a point when someone could be playing PS3 and have it “spit out something to Facebook,”

    It’s communicating directly with an outside service. Sending information *to* it instead of simply reading something from it.

    “PGR3 & Viva Pinata (not sure if it was just the second or the first did it too) supported taking photos ingame and downloading them from a website.”

    Both Microsoft games sending data to Microsoft servers.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    “When asked by panel moderator John Davison if there would ever be a point when someone could be playing PS3 and have it “spit out something to Facebook,”

    That’s not Koller… who only says “Plans are already afoot”. I think you’re reading far too much into it.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Michael O'Connor

    Yes, I’m well aware of what he said.

    Doesn’t change the fact that it would be allowing the machine to communicate directly to an outside source, something the 360 can’t do. And in my post, I said this advantage of the 360 is something Sony would do well to take advantage of, which they clearly are.

    That’s what I said from the beginning. It was everyone else trying to argue the point.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    Do you always get this worked up when you have discussions?

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Michael O'Connor

    “Do you always get this worked up when you have discussions?”

    Worked up? I’m simply discussing the point.

    If that’s your idea of “worked up”, I’d suggest getting some fresh air.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    You’re absolutely right. You’re not replying in an impatient / frustrated manner at all and I’ve never seen you do that on this site before now either.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Michael O'Connor

    “You’re absolutely right. You’re not replying in an impatient / frustrated manner at all and I’ve never seen you do that on this site before now either.”

    It’s quite amazing how deeply you can read into emotions through text, isn’t it? <3

    Or as the case may be… not.

    Responding to a point does not = frustrated or impatient. Someone’s arguing a point, I’m simply pointing out the reasons why they’re wrong. There’s nothing less or more to it than that, my good sir.

    But hey, if you get your kicks by sitting on the internet all day reading into things too much, you go right on ahead and enjoy yourself. I’ve never seen you do that on this site before now either.

    The only one I see getting “frustrated” and “impatient” is you, for having your misinformed opinion corrected with facts, which you are desperate to defend because you don’t want to be wrong.

    And if I recall, you’re a 360 only owner as well, but correct me if I’m wrong there.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Psychotext

    Yup, you’re wrong.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. theevilaires

    holy crap psycho vs O’connor!!!!!!!!! :P

    #45 6 years ago

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]