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March NPD: Killzone 2 sales put into perspective

Friday, 17 April 2009 07:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Killzone 2′s sales figures were one of the shock stories of last night’s NPD release, the game being outsold in the US last month by the likes of Halo Wars and MLB ‘09: The Show.

That’s probably not so good if you’re Sony. Want some context? Here’s how it compares to other 360 and PS3 titles in terms of speed sold at various levels of install base, thanks to Psychotext posting over on the EG forum.

360 Sales

  • Gears 1 – 1.00m in 3 weeks to ~3.4m 360s
  • Bioshock – 0.49m in 10 days (0.64m over 40 days) to ~6.1m 360s.
  • COD4 – 1.57m in 4 weeks to ~7.8m 360s.

PS3 Sales

  • COD4 – 0.44m in 4 weeks to ~2.4m PS3s.
  • GTAIV – 1.0m in 5 days to ~4.2m PS3s.
  • MGS4 – 0.74m in 3 weeks to ~4.8m PS3s.
  • CODW@W – 0.60m in 2 weeks to ~6.1m PS3s
  • Killzone 2 – 0.62m in 5 weeks to ~7.2m PS3s

The game was announced last night as having sold more than 1 million units worldwide. For a game that was supposedly pre-ordered 1.1 million times in Europe. Should we call Poirot?

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50 Comments

  1. Tonka

    GTA:CTW Did 88,704 according to some guy on EG
    Or did you already report that?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I trust his numbers.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Sorry, misinterpreted that. Nope, I haven’t. I’ll look now.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Shatner

    Wait, Europe and the US are the same places now?

    /checks map

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    How can it have been pre-ordered 1.1 million times in Europe and have sold 1 million copies worldwide?

    *smells rats*

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    It certainly doesn’t seem to have been the runaway success that everyone thought it would be, even among people who already own PS3s. I wonder how many copies they have to sell to make their money back?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Seriously, I’m beginning to think that PS3 owners just don’t like games or something!

    This is a game that people have been waiting for since 2005, it’s considered the best looking game of this gen by most, its multiplayer is supposed to be the bees knees, it reviewed very well and Sony marketed the pants off of it!

    Why are the sales so relatively ‘average’!?

    It’s not because PS3 owners don’t like FPS’s, because the CoD games both appear to have better ratios. So why??

    I’m seriously wondering what’s going on here, because so-called first party killer apps haven’t sold anywhere near as well as they should have, when you take 360 game sales into consideration.

    MGS4, LBP, Killzone 2, et al have all sold well, but in comparison to the likes of Halo 3, GTAIV and even Gears 1 and 2, their sales have been underwhelming.

    Gears 1 sold nearly TWICE as many copies as Killzone 2, on less than HALF the install base, in less than HALf the time!

    How!?!?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Perhaps everyone remembers the first Killzone.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Shatner

    Maybe PS3 owners like to do more than sit around trying to shoot people in the face?

    Maybe!?!?

    /flys dragon into mountain

    Blerk, the first Killzone was a lot better than all those people that never played it says it was. Hardware limited it, but it had some great design and ideas.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. OrphanageExplosion

    Well the CoD numbers suggest they do like shooting people in the face. Definitely!?!?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. deftangel

    I think the demo might have done something for it because I hated the demo but loved what I saw in Leipzig. I was also pleasantly surprised by the multiplayer so they might have got more mileage out of focusing on that.

    Conversely, Halo Wars had a great demo which garnered a lot of good buzz.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Shatner

    Orphanage, I said “more than”, I didn’t say “didn’t like to”.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, I bought Halo Wars based on the demo.

    I probably wouldn’t have touched it otherwise…

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    8O

    Didn’t expect to see this when I saw the headline.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    All those spreadsheets are paying off, clearly ;)

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    /strokes precious spreadsheets

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Mike

    I’m watching you, psychotext. Very…..carefully…

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Stalker alert!

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    I’ve got another one:

    Army of Two (360) – Mar 08 – 606k (33 days of sales)
    Killzone 2 (PS3) – Feb / Mar 09 – 619k (37 days of sales)

    That’s selling to ~9.6m 360s and ~7.2m PS3s respectively.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Ouch. That one particularly hurts!

    #20 6 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh dear.

    Sony fanboys talk a good game, but they don’t seem to be supporting the PS3 by buying its software.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. No_PUDding

    I expect it’s becuase the NPD related to US only. Right? I don’t think it’s 1 million worlwide.

    1 million in US makes much more sense, given that it’s Sony’s numbers, and the NPD is just short of 1 million.

    The 1.1 million preorders were for EU alone.

    Does everyone get what I am saying here?

    #22 6 years ago
  23. No_PUDding

    And for the US numbers, which still put it in perspective, it’s gotta be a marketing problem… Who knows!

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    It’s 1m worldwide pud. It was pretty clear in the Sony PR.

    It’s looking like that 1.1m number was the pre-ordered by retailers number, not the pre-ordered by customers number.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Sigd

    Why hasn’t it sold. Well, I have Army of Two, Resistance and Vegas 2, and personally I haven’t bought Killzone 2 for two reasons.

    No splitscreen COOP for singleplayer campaign or maps with bots, and a short single player game.

    If I want intense antisocial online gaming I go to my PC.

    In my living room, it’s a social area to chill, so I want splitscreen for my friends to join, and the ability to pause the game while I get a beer etc.

    Without that I’ll wait a year, pick it up for £10, play it in a weekend and resell it.

    Just my thoughts, and I see a lot of people asking for splitscreen.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. No_PUDding

    Yeah, looking back it probabaly is pretty accurate. It’s only 600k in America in total. 400k in Europe doesn’t seem too far wrong.

    Well, better luck next time Sony.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. dirigiblebill

    “maps with bots”

    Might want to check your facts there bud. KZ2 has some of the best bot support I’ve seen.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Sigd

    Not splitscreen coop they don’t.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. dirigiblebill

    So you meant “no splitscreen coop for multiplayer maps with bots”, then? Fair enough.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Retroid

    So; is this causing meltdown anywhere, then?

    Also: I bought this but haven’t completely even the single player yet. It’s pretty but a bit soulless.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Seraphemz

    @retroid… sounds like my wife.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Retroid

    Does she have co-op? :D

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Cort

    It’s sold more than 1m, not exactly, so stop coming up with figures which equal 1m.

    And G1GA, that’s a very interesting statement. Surely the “fanboys” bought it and you should blame the non-fanboys for not doing so. Or are you saying that *every* PS3 owner is a fanboy? It sure looks like the latter:

    “Sony fanboys talk a good game, but they don’t seem to be supporting the PS3 by buying its software.”

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Shatner

    Cort, don’t try to reason with G1GA, he’s 98% pure bullshit. It’s better practice to feed his ego into spewing increasingly unhinged and ridiculous statements so that any objective onlooker can see his true colours quite clearly. Works a treat!

    My personal favourite posts of his are the ones where he talks as though he expects people to believe his views and insights are both credible and informed. This usually comes after childish outbursts, trolling and concentrated fanboy braying.

    Oh – ask him about that “guaranteed” PS3 price cut from a few weeks back. Maybe he’ll answer you. He (and Mike) seemed extremely keen to change the subject when it got raised.

    Maybe their precious internet kudos was in danger of getting bruised. Can’t have that can we? :D

    #34 6 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s a valid point.

    I have no idea how many there are, but I was probably just imagining that there were millions (at least 2 or 3) of PS3 fanboys in the US, and only 619,000 sales of Killzone 2.

    However, it could very well be that there are fewer than 619,000 fanboys there, and that each one has bought the game.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Mike

    Me? Did I say something about a price cut? I’m sure I didn’t put my head on the chopping block about it.

    I’m pretty sure there’s one coming, just not until Q4.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. G1GAHURTZ

    Don’t try and reason with idiots, Mike.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Mike

    I’m not. I just don’t remember sticking my neck out about an imminent price cut. If I did, then I did, I just don’t remember.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Seraphemz

    “but I was probably just imagining that there were millions (at least 2 or 3) of PS3 fanboys in the US”

    Have you talked to these 2 or 3 million? Or have you just trolled N4G forums and saw about 20 people posting that you would consider “fanboys”

    Because Cort actually makes a great point.. its the casual PS3 people that didnt support the game, ‘Fanboys’ did.

    Oh and Killzone is off the market. They dont sell it anymore. So 619k is the final number…that is it.. just like Michael ( Jackson ) said.. this it it.. final.. this …is…it..

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Jacee

    ID be inclined to suggest that a reasonable proportion of the early adopters of the PS3 bought it solely as a BlueRay player and have no interest in games period good or bad.The interesting thing will be now that the price of a standalone BlueRay player has dropped and Sony is doing a price drop on PS3 will the games sold and attachment numbers go up or will PS3 turn out in the end to be a BlueRay player that just happens to play games as opposed to a game console that just happens to play BlueRay movies?

    #40 6 years ago
  41. G1GAHURTZ

    You know what Jacee, I think you might have hit the nail on the head.

    Of course, I’ve been assuming that the vast majority of PS3 owners are actually gamers, but this doesn’t appear to be the case.

    Initially, Sony put a whole lot of effort into marketing the PS3 as an entertainment hub and really pushed Blu-Ray much more than they were trying to market it as a games machine.

    Their change of strategy to now sell it as primarily a games machine is only recent, so it’s very likely that many, if not most PS3 owners are the type who bought it for Blu-Ray and are much less interested in the gaming side.

    It would certainly explain the less than impressive game sales to install base ratios for key titles such as this.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Shatner

    So that guranteed price cut G1GA. You know, the thing that prevented you from taking the PS3 plunge a few weeks back (after the other thing that prevented you. Oh, and the other one. And then there was some other excuse wasn’t there?). Yeah – so what about that then? Hello? What’s that? You’d rather forget those ‘facts’ you based your arguments on when they turn out to not to be so factual? Oh? And you’ll just drift past any reference of them so that your expertise on all things Sony could never be called into question? Yeah. How’s that working out for you?

    You’re still oblivious to your own shortcomings I see. What a shame you parade them so clearly for the rest of us to have to endure.

    For someone so committed to his precious 360, he spends an awful lot of time researching Sony’s movements…

    …or perhaps he just makes stuff up that suits his point of view! I recall how you like your guesswork to be regarded as facts and just how upset you get if they’re not. Heh. You have quite an image to maintain. Must be hard work!

    And Mike, you buzzed over to G1GA’s rescue like a fly on shit. Actions speak louder than words! :D

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Mike

    Yeah, you remember that. ;)

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Shatner

    I thought that metaphor was particularly apt. I guess I should be thanking you!

    #44 6 years ago
  45. KingCharMing

    This is gettin’ exciting!
    *Grabs bowl of popcorn*

    #45 6 years ago
  46. G1GAHURTZ

    lol. Yeah, I’ll have some nachos with jalepenos and hot cheese sauce!

    It’s funny watching antagonists fail as they grow increasingly desperate in their attempts to antagonise.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Shatner

    Yeah!

    Hey! That reminds me of an antatagonistic thread you started over at the forum G1GA! Remember it?

    Silly me – of course you remember it. But you’ll just gloss over another one of your failures and examples of hypocrisy just like you always try to!

    I suppose you are quite the expert on failed attempts at antagonism aren’t you?

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    You guys should just bone and be done with it.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. dirigiblebill

    Seconded. Get a room.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Cort

    Funnier watching one big pot calling a few kettles black.

    #50 6 years ago

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    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • 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 http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — 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 […]