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360 Arcade SKU gets price increase to £159.99

Monday, 17 August 2009 13:12 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Several retailers – including ShopTo – have confirmed to Eurogamer that the Xbox 360 Arcade SKU is getting a price increase, up from £129.99 to £159.99.

It was also confirmed that accessories for the 360 will go up by one to two pounds.

And to add even more mystery to it, only the Arcade and Elite bundles were mentioned, which leads to even more speculation that the normal 60GB will be out the door soon.

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58 Comments

  1. Johnny Cullen

    I’m shocked its a price-hike, not a price-cut! 8O

    #1 6 years ago
  2. rrod360lol

    Correct me if I’m wrong , but that leaves customers with a choice of No HDD for 160 quid or 360 with HDD for 230 quid ?

    If Sony managed to get the ps3lol slim out for <250 quid tomorrow it suddenly gets interesting.

    Not that they will, of course, they’ll fuck it all up somehow :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Lutz

    What the fuck? Shome mishtake shirley?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    You’d have to assume this will have been done with full knowledge of what Sony plan to price the PS3 at following the price cut.

    The UK have had comparatively very good 360 prices for some time now. This adjustment is just back to normal UK gouge levels.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    “Correct me if I’m wrong , but that leaves customers with a choice of No HDD for 160 quid or 360 with HDD for 230 quid ?”

    The elite is getting a price drop when it replaces the pro… but we don’t know what it’ll be in the UK.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. rrod360lol

    @psychotext “The elite is getting a price drop when it replaces the pro” Aha ! Didn’t know that.

    @DrDamn “You’d have to assume this will have been done with full knowledge of what Sony plan to price the PS3 at following the price cut.” That’s a terrifying thought. ps3 slim at least 259 quid still then :-/

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Roybott

    @psychotext is that confirmed or just highly expected?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    :shock:

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    This can’t be right.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Robo_1

    I’d say this scuppers any hope people had for a 199.99 PS3 slim – although if they did manage it, that would be proper megaton stuff.

    It does feel a little bit like snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, I mean it’s not exactly a Sony spoiler is it, and removing the bundled games is just flat out bizarre.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Dannybuoy

    maybe cos £130 sounds too cheap so consumers think its a shoddy system that breaks easily, you make it more expensive but still affordable and consumers think that it must be a really decent system that isn’t going to break really easily. Things can be too cheap and it has the opposite effect on sales. People like to aspire, and buy aspirational things. £130 sounds really bargain basement to me. I could easily afford to buy a 360 Arcade, but no HHD and all the other gimped out omissions from the beefier siblings no thank you very much!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    “@psychotext is that confirmed or just highly expected?”

    Confirmed by retailers in the US. Wont be long in the UK.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    If it is going up then I surmise they’re bundling it with something that it didn’t have before. Which is still a bit of a shitter ‘cos people were bundling two games for free with the arcade last Christmas.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. rrod360lol

    Maybe they’re adding a HDD to the arcade ?

    #14 6 years ago
  15. UnreaIsReal

    Yes, I think they’re adding a HDD to the “Arcade”, at least 20GB.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    “Maybe they’re adding a HDD to the arcade ?”

    Not if the new boxes are to be believed.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Cort

    Good time to bury bad news.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Aimless

    “maybe cos £130 sounds too cheap so consumers think its a shoddy system that breaks easily”

    To be fair…

    I’m sure there must be more to this. It’s too much of a Sony-style “let’s shoot ourselves in the foot” move otherwise.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Robo_1

    Never underestimate the clumsiness which over confidence brings, it brought Nintendo and Sony down from their top spot.

    MS know they’re in a good position this gen, and the UK in particular has a lot of support for the brand, clearly this a move they think they can get away with.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Cort

    Maybe MS are trying to nudge their customers towards a cheaper Elite? Quite possible that they’ll decide the new price of the latter at around teatime tomorrow….. ;o)

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Dralen

    Just when I thought Microsoft couldn’t get any greedier.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Gamoc

    Why would they be nudging people towards the elite when they know that, when the people get home, they’ll need to go back and buy about 15 additions to use it properly?

    #22 6 years ago
  23. rrod360lol

    I now fully expect :

    Arcade 160
    Elite 200/210
    PS3 slim 260

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Blerk

    But the arcade’s a shit deal at £160 compared to the Elite.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    Know what’s really crazy about this? I bought an arcade model for the missus last year… brand new, for £99. :D

    #25 6 years ago
  26. rrod360lol

    @Blerk yeah, but 160 quid will still be 100 quid less than a ps3 when the mouth breathers are staring at the signs in argos…

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Lutz

    If this is true, the only reason behind the insane Arcade price that I can think of is a phase out of the machine, making it look crap comparred to an Elite. And any potential 360/Natal all in one solutions.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Blerk

    But £130 is even less…er.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. rrod360lol

    I guess this just proves that ms were losing on the arcade to have a lower base price…

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Michael O'Connor

    Bit of an exaggeration, Gareth.

    And this move isn’t surprising. The English is a horrendously weak currency right now (that’s what you get for your “independence” bullshit, Britain), so they’re just making up for the deficit.

    Nintendo did the very same thing no more than six months ago, so this is hardly unprecedented.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Tonka

    Maybe they didn’t like the idea of being outsold by a more expensive yet less powerful conslol? Maybe they though “Fuck it, it’s not having the impact we hoped for. Let’s stop burning money”

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Gamoc

    You need a hardrive to play your 360 online, don’t you?

    And yes, it was an exaggeration, that was the idea.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Michael O'Connor

    “Maybe they didn’t like the idea of being outsold by a more expensive yet less powerful conslol? Maybe they though “Fuck it, it’s not having the impact we hoped for. Let’s stop burning money”

    If this were true, they would have increased the price in more than one country. It’s simply to make up for the lack of the strength of the currency in the country. As I pointed out, Nintendo did the same thing a few months ago.

    But really, with most gamers’ limited attention spans, I shouldn’t really expect those kind of obvious facts to be remembered, should I?

    “You need a hardrive to play your 360 online, don’t you?”

    No, you don’t.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. rrod360lol

    “It’s simply to make up for the lack of the strength of the currency in the country”

    http://www.x-rates.com/d/GBP/USD/hist2008.html
    http://www.x-rates.com/d/GBP/USD/hist2009.html

    The rates are the same now for ms as they were this time last year, it just had a massive dip to their benefit in the intervening period. During which time manufacturing costs have gone down. They’re doing it because they think they can get away with it…

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Blerk

    MCV are suspicious.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Lutz

    Gamoc; no. You only need a HDD to play, IIRC, about 4 games. Other than that a memory card is sufficient.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Michael O'Connor

    “They’re doing it because they think they can get away with it…”

    In case you haven’t noticed, the economy wasn’t quite as shit this time last year. So using a blanket comparison of currency value doesn’t quite cut it.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Robster1979

    What Blerk said –
    “However, a closer inspection of the documentation sent to retailers seems to suggest that the Xbox 360 Arcade listing is a placeholder for an as-of-yet unspecified SKU,” adds MCV “Whether that’s an enhanced Arcade SKU or a reduced RRP Elite is yet to be seen.”

    #38 6 years ago
  39. rrod360lol

    lolOConner wrote :

    “So using a blanket comparison of currency value doesn’t quite cut it.”

    Hey ! Microsoft started it :)

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Michael O'Connor

    Try a less fanboyish approach, my good sir. Your username alone kills all credibility you have to discuss this topic in an unbiased fashion.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Gamoc

    @lutz yes, Michael was kind enough to point it out over and over again. I was actually asking, you know ¬¬

    #41 6 years ago
  42. DrDamn

    @Michael O’Connor
    Did Nintendo actually go through with it though? Amazon say the RRP is still £179.99 – same as it has always been, and in shops you can get it for less than that with extras bundled in as well.

    “that’s what you get for your “independence” bullshit, Britain”

    The general public view on Europe in Britain is very much influence by the stance and bias view of the mainstream press – and the anti-European views of certain media magnates. Rather than anyone actually knowing much about the issues.

    WTF is “The English” btw? ;)

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Hunam

    There go my plans for picking up a second 360 for a £100.

    Fail.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Michael O'Connor

    “Did Nintendo actually go through with it though?”

    Yes, Nintendo did go through with it. Whether that’s reflected in store prices is up to the retailers themselves.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. reask

    that’s mucking fad.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. DrDamn

    @Michael O’Connor
    If the RRP is still the same and the actual prices charged by retailers have gone down then how is that going through with it? At the very least that sounds very much different to raising your RRP by £30 and removing features.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. No_PUDding

    Everyone pointing fat fanboy fingers in this thread, should realise the irony.

    Anyway, I am sure they would not do this unless necessary, and the £ is really not that strong anymore.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    Probably would have been smarter to do it whilst the exchange rate was at its highest fuckedness (what, it’s a word damnit!).

    #48 6 years ago
  49. No_PUDding

    I think that sums up everything dude, I know what the word means perfectly.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. rrod360lol

    @loloconner My username only winds up people with no sense of humour and works admirably in that regard :)

    #50 6 years ago
  51. rrod360lol

    “Anyway, I am sure they would not do this unless necessary, and the £ is really not that strong anymore.”

    It’s the same as the dollar as it was before the credit crunch though, but they’re both worse off against the euro. It should be euroland getting this kicking, not blighty iyswim. I guess it proves MS europe is based in mainland europe or they’re lying to us about the currency thing.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. G1GAHURTZ

    What’s all this noise!?

    Ooh!

    Price rise, eh?

    Probably because the Pro is becoming the Arcade, the Elite is becoming the Pro, and the Arcade is getting canned.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. Retroid

    I’m inclined to think Giga has it right on this; that the *lowest 360 SKU* is going to be £160, and people are presuming this means an Arcade price hike.

    Y’see; that’d make sense, both in standard price reduction and with what’s going on in the world economies.

    Otherwise it’s fucking insane.

    #53 6 years ago
  54. ecu

    They did it so they can cut it again when Sony announces their PS3 price cut. :P

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Cort

    “The English is a horrendously weak currency right now (that’s what you get for your “independence” bullshit, Britain), so they’re just making up for the deficit.”

    O’Connor just take a fucking day off for once. Sterling – which any moron knows is a British currency – is about eighteen per cent higher against both the US Dollar and the Euro on 2009 lows (March and January respectively). Where were the spring price increases?

    Take your “independence bullshit” bullshit elsewhere.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Blerk

    Hmm… I was expecting Microsoft to have issued a ‘correction’ to this by now. Maybe there’s something in it after all? The silly sods.

    #56 6 years ago
  57. jnms

    If you think this is expensive, just wait for hyper-inflation. It’s coming. Bread £10 per loaf.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. aion kinah

    I think people from UK will totally disagree on this. Pricing like this seems likes it’s for people who are very wealthy, lazy and impatient. I’d rather spent my money on purchasing Aion this september rather than this.

    #58 6 years ago

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    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 […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]