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Tretton – PS3 price fixation is “short-term thinking”

Wednesday, 8 July 2009 08:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEA boss Jack Tretton has told Fast Company that those calling for a PS3 price drop need to take a longer view.

“People are having short-term thinking – the platform is not even three years old. It was $599; it’s now $399,” he said.

“The focus on pricing is something we appreciate, but you have to have the conviction and the confidence that you are on the right path for the long term and ultimately you’ll get all the consumers you want.

“You won’t get them all day one, but we’re looking to get them over a 10-year period. It’s going to take different things to get different consumers.”

Come on, Cologne. Hit the link for the full thing. Thanks, EG.

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22 Comments

  1. pleasant_cabbage

    Sony has a 10 year plan for the ps3? Learn something new every day…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    same for 360 Pleasant just gonna add more peripherials ie 360 Natal and Ps3 wand

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    But a price drop would get lots of consumers. Right now.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Freek

    It’s nice they have that 10 year plan in their head.

    But who in their right mind is thinking “Oh, that PS3 is a bitt expensive, well, I geuse I’m not buying a console right now, i’ll wait 5 to 10 years for them to drop the price”.

    “Oh look an Xbox 360…..oh that Wii looks nice…..nope, I’m gonna wait another 5 years.”

    #4 6 years ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    That’s such short-term thinking Blerk, you should be ashamed.

    @Phoenix
    That was supposed to be a facetious comment by me! I’m sure I’ve heard Tretton mention 10 year plan a fair few times before. :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    Don’t Understand why they say 400$ is too much with the things that come with Ps3; Wifi, Blu Ray, COntroller charges from the console where a 360 you would have pay for all those things (except Blu ray) And also the risk of your 360 getting the ring of Death which is very likely. Happened to me twice luckly I was under warranty.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    It’s too much mostly because people don’t want to pay that sort of money up front. More money further down the road tends to concern people far less.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    People don’t want all that stuff, Phoenix.

    That’s why so many people are buying Wii’s.

    A consoles main selling point is its games, and most people would rather pay $250 to play their favourite game than $400…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. OrphanageExplosion

    Brilliant. Is the short and indeed long term thinking at Sony to cede this generation’s HD market to Microsoft?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    I sold my Wii because of the horrible lay out of the Wii. The games are childish and not for mature players plus Nintendo first party games are just rehash of the previous system games with new features.

    I will admit Sony has been acting like they are still in the Ps2 era and continue to make decisions based on that and if they don’t get their shit straight Xbox will continue to pull more of their fan base from them.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Cort

    G1GA,

    People “don’t want” wifi or rechargeable controllers? Don’t both add-ons for the 360 sell rather well? I’ll accept that some gamers prefer the stability of an RJ45 – incluidng me – but to say people would prefer to spend large amounts of money on the inconvenience of conventional batteries is ridiculous.

    As for Blu-ray (the other thing in Pheonix’s list to which you replied no-one wants them) isn’t one of the most frequent claims abvout the PS3 that people buy it as a Blu-ray player, not a games console? I believe you have suggested the same on more than one occasion.

    I’ve no objection to people hating/disliking/ignoring a product, but get your story straight some time guys.

    I of course agree that games are the important thing; you suggest people are more inclined to pay for a Wii to play “their favourite game” than to pay for a PS3 to do so. This is not why people choose a Wii over PS3. How many games can you play on both, and how many of them are anywhere near the top of the Wii sales charts?

    #11 6 years ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    I have no idea how the wifi adapter sells for the 360… My assumption is that it’s not that popular. I could be wrong.

    As for chargers, then I don’t know how they sell either, but I myself am currently using batteries, and only because my wired pad won’t work with my chatpad.

    I used to have a rechargable battery, but I had it charging from the USB port practically all of the time, so I just got the wired one.

    Do charge kits sell well on the Wii? I have no idea… What I know is that batteries may be expensive, but they’re convenient, and of the millions of people who’ve bought Wii’s I don’t think I’ve ever heard/seen anyone complain about not having the ability to charge direct from the console. Surely if that was the case, Nintendo would have a new Wii mote out, for a few quid more, with that functionality before you could blink.

    As for Blu-ray, then if the majority really wanted it, then PS3 sales would be much higher than they are now. This is surely what Sony was counting on being the case, but it obviously hasn’t happened. However, like it or hate it, the vast majority of console sales belong to nintendo, because Nintendo Wii’s are what the vast majority of people want to play.

    Those casual gamers who used to buy PS2′s for the EyeToys and the SingStars, are now buying Wii’s for the Wii Plays and Wii Sports Resorts.

    The numbers prove the point.

    Look at the sales of the Wii compared to the PS3. Sales of the latter are completely dwarfed by comparison.

    That’s why I say that people don’t want all of that stuff. If they did, they’d either be buying PS3′s, or they wouldn’t be buying Wii’s.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    Wii-motes are complete buggers for using batteries. Leave them on the side the wrong way up and they sit there trying to turn themselves on and use the battery up. Even when left by themselves the right way they seem to drain power. The WMP add-on has made the drain notably worse too and the wii-mote sheaths make getting at the batteries a pain in the ass.

    /makes G1GA’s list of people who complain about wii-motes :)

    The 360 wifi add on always appeared to do quite well on the admittedly manufactured lists of “best sellers” on Play / Amazon. Though many don’t know the much cheaper option is to get a basic access point for <£20.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Retroid

    I wouldn’t have thought the wifi add-on sells terribly well.

    As for ‘rechargeable controllers’, I’m presuming there are still people out there unfamiliar with the idea of rechargeable AA batteries (and their USB-powered chargers)?

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I use rechargeable AAs for the 360 and Wii controllers. Coupled with a ‘one hour fast charge’ charger they’re pretty much ideal (and interchangeable).

    And I use a £1 network cable for internets to the 360. The price of the wifi thingy is fucking ridiculous. :-D

    #15 6 years ago
  16. anasui

    “I sold my Wii because of the horrible lay out of the Wii. The games are childish and not for mature players plus Nintendo first party games are just rehash of the previous system games with new features.”

    even after they clean up Hyde Park you can still find some dog shit. Care to tell me what your childish blabbering has to do with this topic? Oh wait, i dont give a fuck about what a soft minded Sony fanboy thinks

    #16 6 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL!

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    If you read the comments above you see that someone was mentioning Wii. I did not state it was a fact Wii was shit no I said “I did not like the lay out” I am by far not a Sony Fan boy or Xbot, I simply play games. I used to own all three systems til the Wii for me was not bringing anything to the table except for Twilight Princess. That is my opinion just because I say I don’t like the system doesn’t mean its a piece of shit (obviously look at the numbers) or that I am a fan boy.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Bulk Slash

    I agree with G1GAHURTZ, the PS3 may have features “out of the box” that aren’t on the 360, but the extra cost of entry makes the console prohibitive.

    For example my brother just got himself a 360 but he hasn’t bought a charge kit or a Wi-Fi adaptor yet as he doesn’t have the cash. Next month he’ll have some to spare and will be able to buy those bits (although I’m not dropping our Wi-Fi security from WPA2 so wireless is out ;)).

    Sony’s problem is the PS3 demands too much cash up-front, and psychologically people don’t want to pay all that. Seeing a cheap base system that you can upgrade with hard drives or charge kits at a later date is much easier for the consumer to swallow.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Cort

    “The numbers” don’t prove any of your points other than the statement that the Wii sells well. The numbers don’t tell you *why* at all.

    People do not buy a Wii because they do not want wifi or rechargeable controllers: the Wii has wifi and in fact Wiimote charging stations sell very well (people are always complaining about having to buy batteries for the Wiimote). People who buy a Wii and not a PS3 do so because they want a Wii and want to play Wii games; the two consoles largely (but not entirely) sell to very different demographics. It’s about games not peripheral features, remember, so is it really relevant to the debate about the value of the PS3 that people who want to play Super Mario, Mario Kart and Wii Sports choose not to buy the Sony console?

    No-one chooses to buy a $250 console over a $400 console to play their favourite games. How many games are available on both Wii and PS3? And how many of them are anywhere near the top 50 best-selling Wii games list? Look at the 50 best-selling PS3 games: how many could you choose to play on a Wii instead? Only a fraction of gamers are in the position of having favourite games which can be played on both Wii and PS3 so statistically this dichotomy of choice is completely insignificant to the sales numbers. Indeed, I bet people wanting to play the likes of Call of Duty and Resident Evil are actually more likely to buy a PS3 than a Wii.

    What might actually be true of the PS3′s current position is that people would love to have wifi, internet, rechargeable controllers and built-in Blu-ray in a HD-capable console, but given we’re in a huge recession with unemployment soaring and wages frozen or dropping across the US and EU they cannot afford its price. But they’re waiting for when they can. It doesn’t mean they think it’s not worth it or wrong to include those features or never want them. I cannot afford an Audi S4 (yet….) but I don’t snort and think it should be redesigned to be more like a Ford Mondeo so I can have one. There are still a huge amount of gamers who have not yet taken the current-gen leap, the vast majority of whom have PS2s. Do they want wifi and internal batteries dropped, or the price of the console?

    Also, you failed to deal with my point about people claiming one minute that “no-one wants Blu-ray” and the next that “the PS3 is mostly bought for Blu-ray, not games”. If my memory serves me, you have used both arguments before. Can’t be both, yet the two claims are constantly made, side-by-side.

    Finally, if all people want is a gaming console without all those extra features, without Blu-ray and with a cheap price, the 360 Arcade would be the best-selling console in the world. Is it?

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    That’s a long post. I disagree with one point you make though…

    “they cannot afford its price. But they’re waiting for when they can”

    There’s not really any evidence that a significant number of people are waiting… or at least if they are, it doesn’t explain why consoles are selling far faster this gen as a whole than they did last gen. The Wii is outpacing the PS2 and the 360 / PS3 are both outpacing xbox and gamecube sales. Despite the considerably higher prices.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    People who buy a Wii and not a PS3 do so because they want a Wii

    Wow! How ever did you come to this amazing deduction?

    The way I see it, the Wii is like a Ford Mondeo. It’s a good car, with good reviews and at a good price.

    The PS3 is like a Bently Continental GT.

    It’s got climate control for each individual seat and 4 different modes of suspension.

    The average person doesn’t think to themselves: ‘I want a car, but it must have per seat climate control and four modes of suspension’.

    They say: ‘I want a safe/fast/reliable car’.

    Bells and whistles don’t make a difference to the vast majority. If, like almost anything in the world, they were free, people would snatch them up I’m sure, but most people don’t need/want four modes of suspension to drive to Tesco. They don’t want to pay £80k to do it either…

    Just like they don’t need Blu Ray to play a really fun game.

    As for the Blu Ray thing… I don’t recall ever claiming that peole only buy PS3′s for Blu Ray.

    I think that you’re referring to (I could be wrong) a response that I made to someone who claimed that he didn’t buy any games for his PS3, only Blu Ray films.

    I which case, he is a perfect exmaple of someone who does that.

    I believe that my reaction was to ask him why on earth he didn;t buy some of the many AAA games available, and why he was limiting himself… I believe that I even stated that my reason for the question was that I was totally lost as to why PS3 owners weren’t buying games in bigger numbers. KZ2 is a prime example of a AAA game that has so far had relatively unimpressive sales.

    #22 6 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

    Steam and GOG have announced Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 owners will be able play multiplayer with each other across both platforms. With the recent online multiplayer update for for AVP Classic 2000, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has made good on his promise from June to offer cross-platform play between the Steam and GOG platforms. […]