Kirby celebrates 17th birthday

Monday, 27 April 2009 21:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Nintendo’s Kirby is 17 years old today. The bouncy pink blob made its first appearance in in Japan on April 27, 1992 with Hoshi no Kirby, which released later in the West as Kirby’s Dream Land. Happy Birthday, you daft, weirdy thing.

Celebrate by looking at this GameGirl post of Kirby colouring pages, Kirby cakes and other Kirby “woman” things.

What happened to that Kirby rolling tech demo on GameCube? It still hurts, Nintendo. It still hurts.


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  1. Gekidami

    I prefer Kirby to Mario, better games, more interesting character. Shame Kirby Adventure died with the NGC, i’m surprised Nintendo havnt ported, and continued it on Wii yet.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    The Kirby Game Boy Color thing with the motion sensor was the first Japanese import I ever bought. I’ve still got it.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Mike

    Any good? Never played it.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Tilt ‘n’ Tumble, it was called. Yeah, it was awesome. You could flick the GBC up towards you and Kirby jumped. I thought it was amazing.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Mike


    #5 6 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    It looks like a paedophile.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Mike


    #7 6 years ago
  8. Spiral

    My favourite character from games I’ve never played. I probably love Kirby more than any man should love a small pink round thingy.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Kirbys Pinball Land was amazing, also rock hard, spent many a car journey playing that.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Power Paint Brush it pretty hard at points, took me many retries to clear it. Otherwise the only real beef i have with the bog-standard platformer Kirby games is that they’re always alittle to easy and on the short side, mainly they rely on collecting hidden items to extend their life and i find that lame.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Kirby > Mario.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Hero of Canton

    Kirby’s probably a better character than Mario but anyone who thinks his games are better is a bit mental, really.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Never underestimate quite how much I hate Mario.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    Kirby games tend to offer alot more variety then Mario when it comes to the actual platformers i’d take Mouse Attack over New Super Mario Bros any day, like i said; the only point were they fail unlike Mario games is in lenght and difficulty.
    Though its pretty obvious Nintendo put alot more effort in doing Mario stuff to.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Hero of Canton

    I’d say Super Mario Galaxy has more variety than just about any platformer ever made. Super Mario World is more inventive than just about every Kirby game, too. NSMB’s a bit of a poor comparison because it’s a straight remake.

    #15 6 years ago

    Mario > all other platformers.


    #16 6 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    Super Mario World’s my favourite game of all time. I’ve never played anything else like it.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    I wouldnt say Super Mario World was more inventive it was still a very straight forward platformer; a high quality platformer but still pretty much just a bigger, nicer looking Mario game consisting mainly of just jumping on and over stuff, i find the whole absorption, and mix of powers in Kirby offers alot more variety and gameplay options, though like i said; lack of lenght and difficulty sort of puts a dampener on it.
    As for Galaxy, well when i said platformers i wasnt actually thinking of the full 3D stuff simpley because theres never been a Kirby one and i havnt played Galaxy, actually there hasnt been a home console version of a Kirby game in nearly 10 years. Again i’m putting that down to a lack of effort on Nintendos part.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Hero of Canton

    You’ve not played Super Mario World, have you? It’s SO not ‘just jumping on and over stuff’.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Hero of Canton

    Pat, wouldn’t you kill for a New Super Mario World on DS? Or on Wii, even? A 2D remake with fancy new graphics and new levels and stuff? It’s an open goal which Nintendo continues to miss.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt

    Canton – I’m not sure it can ever happen. I mean, they could make it, obviously, but I don’t know how they could ever live up to it. The level design in that game is just perfect, as is the overall structure. I’d be terrified they’d come back in the same way they did with Super Mario Bros and add “stuff” to create a diluted experience overall.

    I don’t think they can do a sequel justice.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Shatner

    There’s a lot to criticise in Super Mario Galaxy – assuming you’re objective and not overlooking issues purely on the basis that it’s a Mario game or a core Nintendo IP.

    The underwater camera is absolutely atrocious and there’s good old ‘invisible walls’ used throughout the game – which is a bit of an archaic method of controlling player restrictions. The inconsistency of the gravity rules is a big no-no. Sometimes you drop through a hole to your death, sometimes you drop through a hole to the other side of the planetoid. How do you know beforehand? You don’t! The way the changing perspective changes the controls introduces unwelcome challenge also – I recall going for a star at the top of an icy mountain area and you’re forced to navigate a treacherous and narrow trail leading to the peak – precision control is required but being forced to jump around a corner and re-map your controls as the camera shifts around that corner so as not to jump away from the mountain is just poor design. Any gameplay that introduces challenge as a result of unhelpful controls is making a fundamental error. Challenge should be drawn from gameplay, not controls. This is harder to ignore on a console that is sold on its control scheme!

    What I miss in the 3D Mario games and what was one of the defining characteristics of the 2D Mario games was the absolute control you had over the character. In the 2D games you could land on the very pixel you intended to from an impossibly long jump with perfect precision. You simply don’t have that control or confidence in the 3D games. The evolution the player has in truly mastering the character movement that was so joyous in those early games is gone.

    It’s still a fine platformer, just not a patch on the 2D stuff like Super Mario World or the sublime Yoshi’s Island.

    Kirby’s alright too. I really enjoyed the recent DS game. One of the very few games I was compelled to get 100% on each level of.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    Shatner – I didn’t finish Galaxy. I swore I’d go back, and never did. The 3D Marios lack the purity of the 2D games, in my opinion. Was the same for me with Mario 64. I “got it,” but I was never sucked in anywhere near as hard as I was with the NES and SNES games.

    And yes, I do think it’s the character control that’s the defining factor. You can be so good at the 2D games because of the in-air inertia, etc. The camera can cheat you in 3D.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Shatner

    When I beat the core game in Galaxy I lost all the compulsion to go back and get the hidden stuff. In fact, there’s not been a 3D Mario that I’ve wanted to do the 100% thing on.

    I recall loving finding all 96 worlds in Super Mario World on SNES and I was obsessed with Yoshi’s Island when it came out. I spent a solid week thrashing it and getting a score of 100 on every single level. Yoshi’s Island is probably my favourite Nintendo platformer. Those monkeys were so brilliantly drawn and animated! :D

    I dunno why I’m not drawn into the 3D Marios gamesin the same way. I think it’s possible that there used to be a very large quality gap between 2D Mario games and all other platformers. These days, the unreachable levels of game design perfection that defined Nintendo are not quite so unreachable for others. As such, when Nintendo aren’t firing on all cylinders their stuff isn’t that much better than the best the other boys have been able to produce. Nintendo spent years showing everyone how it should be done and a lot of people took notice.

    Speaking of 100%-ing games. I just did that to Ocarina of Time and immediately went on to play Phantom Hourglass on DS to completion too.

    Not sure what to play next… ..any suggestions (Not Zelda though)?

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    Canton’s your man for suggestions, I think. I’m playing Far Cry 2 in between not sleeping and typing all the time.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Shatner

    Ah well. I guess I’ll just play the ‘criticise-the-web-journalist’ game. That one never gets old. The mid-boss could be tougher though. And someone needs to tighten up the graphics on level 3.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Blerk

    I’m glad you could manage to pixel-perfect jump in 2D Mario games. Mario’s overblown “on rollerskates” inertia always made me want smash stuff. Specifically Super Nintendo joypad-shaped stuff.

    I thought the general consensus these days was that Super Mario 3 was actually a better game than Super Mario World? I’m not exactly what you’d call an expert, though.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Patrick Garratt


    #28 6 years ago
  29. Hero of Canton

    Depends what you’re into, Shatner – and which console you’d like to play something on. I do play an unfeasible amount of games, which is probably why I never get any good at any of them. Apart from Ouendan, perhaps.

    I agree that the 3D Mario games lack the purity of the 2D ones – that’s the nature of the move into 3D, I guess. I don’t think it’s possible to have that degree of precision in a platformer any more, but I don’t personally see that as too much of an issue. I never feel that I’m not in control of Mario in the 3D games, and to me they’re just as much fun. And Galaxy in particular is boundlessly inventive.

    The underwater camera IS crap, though.

    So you liked Phantom Hourglass, then?

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    Blerk – SMB3 is an amazing game. SMW was just a whole new level though, in my opinion. You could argue that The Lost Levels are the pinnacle of the whole 2D Mario “thing” thanks to the difficulty level, but Mario World really nailed it for me.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. deftangel

    I never got the SM3 being better than Super Mario World thing. I played it when the All Stars pack came out and never finished it. Still haven’t finished Galaxy to that effect either.

    On the other hand went through all 96 levels on Mario World at least twice if memory serves and would again probably given half the chance. Wasn’t there a GBA port / remake that came out?

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Shatner

    HoC – Yeah, Phantom Hourglass grew on me. I played it at launch but re-doing the Ocean Temple levels again and again really sucked the fun out and I lost interest in the entire game just after I beat the Ghost Ship bosses in that ethereal ping-pong match.

    I re-started the entire thing a week or so back and really thrashed it and spent a lot of time perfecting my Ocean Temple runs to ensure I had maximum time left over. I think I got to the final boss with something like 18 minutes left on the clock. :)

    It certainly was a well produced game and I’m more open to Spirit Tracks than I was when it was first announced. I do tire of the whole “trekking” aspect of recent Zelda games though. Sailing/Riding etc.

    I’ve got a lot of games for all systems but I think I want something a bit punchier than the pace of a Zelda game seeing as I’ve just done two of them back-to-back. Dead Space seems a likely candidate.

    #32 6 years ago

    I’ve probably finished SMB3 more than 50 times (NES and All Stars). I can do it in less than about 14 minutes, but it’s fun to go through the whole thing too.

    Did SMW loads of times as well. They’re both top games in their own right.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Patrick Garratt

    I really need to play Dead Space. I don’t know a single person that hasn’t wholeheartedly recommended it.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Hero of Canton

    Heh. I think Dead Space is one of those games that took everyone by surprise and perhaps got higher marks than it deserved. It looks and sounds amazing, and the scares are effective for the first hour or two but it’s definitely no more than an 8/10 for me. Worth picking up at what’s almost certainly a knock-down price these days, mind.

    Are you averse to Japanese action-RPGs at all, Shatner? Because if you’re not, I’d recommend The World Ends With You, which is, for my money, one of the top three games on the DS.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Blerk

    I’m on the ‘must pick up Dead Space’ list too.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. absolutezero

    Im the freak that never got on with Dead Space. I thought it was fucking boring, leaden and horribly predictable.

    Its best asset is its HUD and the delivery of game information, other than that its ideas are all stolen from other games.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Shatner

    HoC, I’ve had a stab at TWEWY and, in spite of its lush production values, it didn’t particularly grab me at the time. Its combat seemed a little wonky from what I saw of it and the gameplay felt very protracted and drawn out. I reckon I’m more likely to spend time on “Prinny: Can I Be The Hero” for my next action rpg handheld game.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Mike

    Re SMG: I never went back to it either. Shame, it just didn’t grab me like Sunshine, which is strange.

    Also, SMW is probably the best game ever made. So I agree about how damn awesome it is.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Blerk

    I don’t like SMW. I can see why other people like it, but I don’t. I always preferred the original Sonic. And I don’t care if you call me a freak.

    SMG I played for about four hours or so and then put it down and never went back to it through sheer apathy. The crappy camera and wonky controls didn’t help, but I could’ve probably put up with them if the game itself wasn’t so…. irritating.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Mike


    Although again, SMG I totally agree. Wasn’t worth the highscores it got, I thought. 7-8/10, imo.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. absolutezero

    I think people would have got on with SMG alot more if it was’nt such a chore to play. Dumping you back on at the hub every single time you got a Star just got tiring. Even if you stumble on a secret Star you get sent back and have to go do the one that you were meant to do again.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Hero of Canton

    @Shatner – Prinny’s more of a platformer. And a rock-hard one at that. And not in a good way. It’s very much an acquired taste – some will love it, the vast majority will find it unduly frustrating. I don’t suppose you’ve played the surprisingly great Henry Hatsworth yet, have you?

    Also: you lot are mental. SMG ‘a chore’? Fucking hell. :)

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Shatner

    HoC, I had my eye on Hatsworth for about the last 4 months or whenever the first trailer got shown. I’ve played it a fair bit and it’s a nice effort and the theme is charming. But it suffers from trying to be two games at once at the detriment of both. It’s an OK platformer and an OK puzzler with very nice production values. The flow of the game is constantly interrupted by the other game, however and I don’t think that really works. Which is a shame, I salute EA in the effort but the end result is prettier than it is fun.

    #44 6 years ago

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    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 #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kojima Station show suspended

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

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

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