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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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    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]