Forza 3 reviews go live, all looking rosy

Thursday, 8 October 2009 09:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The first Forza 3 reviews are now live, and it’s all looking pretty safe if you were thinking of investing.

Today’s the embargo deadline for reviews of the Turn 10 racer, so we’ll keep adding them as we go along. If you’ve got one you want us to flag up, just stick a link in the comments.

The game’s out on October 23.


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  1. sel

    Here’s ours ( 9.5 / 10

    #1 6 years ago
  2. lk

    because god know we need more reviews written with a self-admitted fanboy slant.
    thanks for that, sel.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    17/20 from

    #3 6 years ago
  4. CrashOberbreit

    By the way here’s yet another interview with producer Dan Greenawalt which went live today too:

    #4 6 years ago
  5. sel

    Don’t want to derail the topic, but:

    “self-admitted fanboy slant”

    What kind of self-admitted fanboy slant, dear Sir? Like when then reviewer admits that he’s a Gran Turismo fan by heart? It hardly registers as a slant in a (positive) Forza review, I suppose.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. JCC : 5/5

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    First 10, there.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. lk

    well someone still owes me an explanation for the fact that a car racing sim with worse looking cars and lower resolution than 2 year old GT5P, no night races, questionable handling, not so hot damage modeling and no weather effects can get nigh perfect scores.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    GT5 take note of that career mode. I still think GT5 will be better than this.. or at least I hope it will.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext : 10 / 10 :

    360 Achievements : 9.3 / 10 : : 9 / 10 :

    “First 10, there.”

    Other than the G4 one you posted. :P (Pat needs more sleep)

    @ik: Gameplay, customisation and online modes. If you stop to read some of the reviews you can see exactly what people are praising it for.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Ah, you see. A 5/5 isn’t a 10/10. There’s a clear difference. In my head, anyway ;)

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    Your head is broken. :D

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    You’d be amazed at the endless arguments that go on in editorial teams about scoring systems. Is 5/5 the same as 100%? Why mark out of 20 instead of 10?


    #13 6 years ago

    well someone still owes me an explanation for the fact that a car racing sim with worse looking cars and lower resolution than 2 year old GT5P, no night races, questionable handling, not so hot damage modeling and no weather effects can get nigh perfect scores.

    No one owes you anything.

    If you don’t like the game, don’t buy it.

    #14 6 years ago

    5/5 is marked as a 10 on Metacritic though…

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    I always like the 10 / 10 (or 5 / 5) ones because you can argue that a game really got 9.6 / 10 (or whatever) then got rounded so as to avoid the “100% = perfect game” discussions. :)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!

    “well someone still owes me an explanation for the fact that a car racing sim with worse looking cars and lower resolution than 2 year old GT5P”

    Wrong. It looks much better than GT5:P and also doesnt tear like a bastard.

    “no night races”

    Which really have a significant effect on a race game, right? Wrong.

    “questionable handling”

    You meant to say ‘The best handling model of any console racer by a significant margin’.

    “not so hot damage modeling”

    Visual portion only. Damage still has the appropriate effect on performance.

    ‘and no weather effects’

    Weather would be nice, I’ll admit.

    It gets the scores it does because it’s a superb racing sim. It looks beautiful and more importantly it plays even better than it looks.

    Gran Turismo scores on looks alone, because frankly every GT since GT3 has been just a reskin. GT5:P and I expect GT5 are last-gen games with nice graphics.

    They are the games that don’t deserve good scores.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. lk

    No one owes you anything.

    figure of speech, jeez.

    Oh well, guess I’ll have to try it myself eventually if it really is as good as everyone says it is. Demo didn’t do much for me, but I guess it was missing the customisation and online modes.

    If you don’t like the game, don’t buy it.

    way to jump to conclusions.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. lk

    Gadzooks: for what it’s worth, I am not too hot on GT5(P) either, but I did enjoy it a tad more than the Forza 3 demo, especially graphically. I clearly see and admit that Forza 3 seems to have the nicer tracks, but I think if it comes to cars, GT5 simply can’t be beat.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    Worse looking cars but better looking everything else.

    Lower resolution but a much more consistent 60fps and none of the notable screen tearing from GT5P

    Questionable handling? Are you questioning why you wheels don’t squeal like a piggie at every single corner like in GT?

    Not so hot damage modelling? Well it’s got one for a start. It’s more about how it affects the car than the visual damage. Visually it looks similar to what we have seen of GT5.

    I did like the GT series, I bought and played GT5P. In terms of pure car porn GT is still the king, but in just about every other are Forza has overtaken it. That and the simple facts below …

    GT4 (2004)
    Forza (2005)
    Forza 2 (2007)
    Forza 3 (2009)
    GT5 (2010)

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Joy… it’s going to turn into another one of those comments sections.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. RoarrrUK

    My car is better than your car so there..

    Why does it always break out into GT vs FM3, every site is suffering from it.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    Because system warriors are idiots.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. lk

    Same reason why Resistance 2 was constantly compared to Gears 2, same reason that Killzone was supposed to be the Halo killer.

    We’re lucky there’s no Gears coming out this year, otherwise the Uncharted 2 posts/threads would be… wow, I can’t even fathom how bad.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Gadzooks!


    For the simple reason that PS3 owners are a very hurt bunch of people, having had their beloved platform fall from an unassailable lead to a firm last place, and feel the need to lash out at everything that isnt PS3 related, and naturally people will defend the things they enjoy when challenged.

    Someone says to me ‘GT is better then Forza’ in a Forza thread and I’ll list the facts that prove them wrong. Simple.

    These assholes know when they are deliberately provoking. There’s a time and place to discuss things with like-minded people, and it isnt in the review thread of a competitor product.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. bobbymington

    I played the demo, which had a default difficulty of easy, so i thought i’d wack it on medium for my first play of the demo……the bloody auto braking is turned on on medium, i couldn’t believe it!! what has happened to the world, when you play a racing simulator on medium difficulty and you don’t even have to brake. This saddens me.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    To add to that, go look through the latest 360 and PS3 exclusive news threads. You will see a lot of PS3 tard comments in the 360 threads and surprisingly few unpleasant comments in PS3 threads.

    It’s a small cross-section of the console owner demographic I know but, and yes this is a bit of a generalisation, PS3 owners are without doubt the most vocal, aggressive and downright stupid of the internet mobs.

    It’s partly because of this contemptable fanbase that I am steering clear of PS3 ownership as I like to be involved in the online community.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Gadzooks!


    For best results: Set to ‘hard’, adjust AI level to required difficulty, disable traction control.

    #28 6 years ago

    Can you not just have it on medium and turn auto-braking off?

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    Hey Gadzooks… you’re making an already shit situation worse. If you want to rant about PS3 owners, try the forums.

    @GHz: You can change as many settings as you want. You can have medium AI and all assists off (or on) if you like.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. DrDamn

    Forza 3 seems to be taking a step towards greater accessibility this time round. See rewind option. However in a driving sim braking is one of the trickiest parts to master. It’s not auto-braking on normal, but braking assist I would guess, so you still have to hit it at round about the right time. As long as the options are there then it doesn’t make much difference to me.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. RoarrrUK

    No problem, it was kind of a rhetoric question but badly put. Not sure you can claim which side of the two evils are worse, i’ve seen equal rubbish from both parties. But hey lets not argue about that either. :)

    @on topic
    I used to own a 360 but sold after purchase of a top end pc and still have a ps3. FM3 and the new episode of GTA IV are tempting. I shouldn’t have sold the thing tbh.

    Does the camera in FM3 remain static? I’ve played a lot of NFS shift and GTR evolution and in both cases it adds a lot of immersion (nfs shift is overkill though).

    #32 6 years ago

    Does the camera in FM3 remain static? I’ve played a lot of NFS shift and GTR evolution and in both cases it adds a lot of immersion (nfs shift is overkill though).

    There certainly isn’t much noticable camera shake. Certainly nothing like you get in NFSS (which I think gives it the most immersive in car experience of any racing game yet, btw).

    IGN US has a video review with loads of in car views if you want to see how it looks first hand.

    #33 6 years ago

    Good comparison of in car views here:

    #34 6 years ago
  35. RoarrrUK

    thanks. I should have said in-car camera. I’ve looked at a fair few fm3 videos to date (gamersyde in particular), seems to be some movement. but I guess I’ll have a look at some video reviews this evening.

    NFS:S while compltely frustrating in handling (veyron, carrera gt etc are so bouncy it’s not funny) but I agree that some elements add a great deal of immersion which if you get used to, cause a flat feeling elsewhere. Though NFS:S used too much blur imo.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Gekidami


    Coming from you Gadzooks the irony is deadly.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. davidkenobi review is laughy

    #37 6 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    I’m a big fan of the immersion in NfSShift and thought Forza 3 would leave me cold as a result. From demo play I’d say they’ve certainly worked on this area, it moves around a bit more than Forza 2 and as such feels a lot more lively. Even the slower cars have a more immersive feel to them.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. No_PUDding

    I wanted to post some sense to the first kind of fanboy post here….

    But it seems worthless now.

    Just recognise that Forza does things differently to Gran Turismo. It’s just different. And it’s great by the sounds of it. It’s a much more Western experience. Taking the some difficulty and frustration out of the experience, and streaminglining it. Also highlighting user expression.

    It’s not worth comparign it to GT5 right now, becuase a bit of competition might have chnaged their tactics, but goign by older GT’s, it’s a much more archaic and Japanese experience. Highlights on the looks, the car library, the collect-a-thon.

    Neither has more of a highlight on the ‘sim’ aspect, they just do it differently.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. lk

    I shouldn’t have sold the thing tbh.

    selling a 360 is downright crazy. you just KNOW microsoft is going to do something amazing or reel in an awesome exclusive. that’s what endless money does.

    also, points. never forget the points.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Patrick Garratt

    GameReactor’s given it a 7.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    “You just KNOW microsoft is going to do something amazing or reel in an awesome exclusive.”

    Like what?

    #42 6 years ago
  43. DrDamn

    I think given his previous post the latest one from lk was dripping with sarcasm. It does highlight a key differentiator between MS & Sony approaches this generation though. MS has bought in a lot of exclusives, Sony concentrated on internal development. Very different approaches but arguably in sales terms MS has worked best so far. Sony’s may well reap more benefits longer term. Sony also went for a lot of new IP and neglected big franchises it should have been more focused on. Going for new IP is laudable but they should have ensured the big hitters like God of War and GT were out last year at the latest.

    I think given the difficulties in getting the most out of the PS3 the Sony approach was possibly the best for them though. Assuming there is a lot of collaboration and communication between the internal teams.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. lk

    More Halo. Splinter Cell. Alan Wake. Gears 3?

    #44 6 years ago
  45. lk

    DrDamn, can I still love my 360 why being a bit skeptical about Forza 3?

    #45 6 years ago
  46. lk

    MS has bought in a lot of exclusives

    I would say funded, rather than bought. I think that due to the relative ease to make nice looking games on the 360, a lot of studios can spend that money on things they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford. Hell, everyone should be somewhat thankful for MS throwing all that money around. Who knows if we had a PS3 version of Fallout 3 if it wasn’t for the moneyhats Bethesda got to release the DLC on 360 first.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Gadzooks!


    Go do your weak trolling at GAF. They like your single-digit braincell ‘wit’ there.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. lk

    and I always thought GAF was the place for the cool kids…

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Gekidami

    “Lot of studios can spend that money on things they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford.”

    Yep like PS3 versions If rumours are anything to go by.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Gekidami

    Atleast my trolling has wit Gadzooks, unlike the ignorant things you say.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. lk

    Gekidami: that’s pretty much what I was implying ;)

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Psychotext

    Another foreign one:


    #52 6 years ago
  53. lk

    sel: I just wanted to drop a quick apology, I did skim your article a little too fast it seems. something about forza 3 just gets my blood boiling. must be dan greenawalt. >:(

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Psychotext

    C&VG 9/10 :

    #54 6 years ago
  55. sel

    lk: no problem, mate.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Gadzooks!


    “Atleast my trolling has wit”.

    Ironically that’s the first funny thing you’ve said.

    #56 6 years ago
  57. Quiiick

    #57 6 years ago
  58. DrDamn

    Fair enough I just thought it sounded sarcastic :)

    RE: Funded/Bought. Essentially the same but I take your point.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. awesome_gamer

    why would anyone put GameReactor review? when it’s a site created by one of Sony’s employee named Wollan, who used to be a viral on NeoGAF Boards.

    #59 6 years ago
  60. Psychotext

    Not everyone knows the history of everything you know. :P

    #60 6 years ago
  61. Psychotext

    Related to the game… just saw these smoking hot designs done by m0dus over at Neogaf:

    I can’t wait to see the variety of madness we’ll get when the game gets released. :D

    #61 6 years ago
  62. Jadeskye

    Why do people hate forza? XD it’s a good game!

    #62 6 years ago
  63. Psychotext

    A late one…

    1UP : A-

    Who knows when EG will get theirs done. Also looking forward to seeing the SimHQ review.

    #63 6 years ago
  64. Patrick Garratt


    #64 6 years ago
  65. JonFE

    Eurogamer’s review is finally up (better late than never): 9/10

    #65 6 years ago

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  • Watch the original Firefly cast members reprise their roles in Firefly Online

    Firefly Online will bring back the original TV show cast to reprise their roles in the game. Firefly Online has re-emerged again with a few videos showing members of the original cast voicing their characters in-game. Videos of each of them reading their lines are available on the game’s YouTube channel, with the exception of […]

  • Watch Dota 2 played from third-person perspective

    What if I told you Dota 2 can be played with a third-person camera, would you give it a try then? BMD Dota, a modder who’ve been fiddling around with the idea of implementing a third-person camera into Dota 2 has released a demonstration video. The mod is called Action Dota and it aims to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X 1.02 patch improves netcode, adds free Sub-Zero costume and more

    Mortal Kombat X received patches on PC and consoles over the weekend. NetherRealm has released the first post-launch patch for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Mortal Kombat X to improve the netcode, add a free skin, and much more. For the PC version, reports indicate that most of the launch troubles are now […]

  • What is Destiny’s Trials of Osiris event? Here’s everything you need to know

    The new Destiny DLC, House of Wolves, will release on May 19, and is set to include the Trials of Osiris event. But what is it? Here’s Arekkz Gaming with everything we know so far: The Trials of Osiris is a Skirmish, 3v3 mode, and entry will need to be earned. The loot includes armour, […]

  • New Halo 5: Guardians trailer shows Spartan Locke in action

    An exclusive GameStop trailer shows Spartan Locke – a manhunter for the UNSC – dealing out the mother of all beat-downs to a bunch of Covenant. The Spartan Locke armour set is a GameStop exclusive to be used in Halo 5′s multiplayer, and is available to those who pre-order.

  • Microsoft to reveal a new exclusive IP at E3 2015

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that we should expect the announcement of a new exclusive title at E3 in June, as the company increases focus on first-party content. Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer has revealed an increased interest in making exclusive first-party titles for Xbox One. The executive took to Twitter to tease E3 […]

  • Heroes of the Storm gets a release date

    Blizzard’s confirmed a summer release date for upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm. Heroes of the Storm’s open beta kicks off on May 20, followed by the official launch a couple of weeks later on June 2. A short trailer was released following the announcement, watch it below. Heroes of the Storm’s roster includes characters […]

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 spotted, Disney attempts to quell chatter

    A member of the Disney Infinity fan forum has spotted mention of a third game on Chinese retailer Taobao’s website. Infinity Inquirer posted the rumour earlier today, but was contacted by Disney Interactive and asked to take the post down. Disney Infinity 3.0′s line-up apparently consists of 11 characters, including those from Pixar’s Inside Out, […]

  • 22 Cans’ Godus co-creator leaves to work on Indie project

    Jack Attridge left 22 Cans last week for greener pastures, but has made it clear his departure has nothing to do with the rocky few months the studio faced after experiencing some problems with Godus. Speaking to The Guardian , Attridge said : “It was January that I said to Peter I was looking to […]

  • The Order: 1886 character models can now be viewed in all of their naked glory

    Ready at Dawn’s Adam Skutt – character lead for The Order: 1886 – has created a thread over at zbrushcentral to showcase the gloriously detailed character models from the game, including a refreshing number of todgers. The gallery is stunning, and also features weapon models and uniform detailing. Admittedly it’s slightly NSFW with the amount […]

  • New high-res Star Ocean 5 screenshots are all splendid all the time

    Square Enix has given Famitsu a pretty extensive preview of Start Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, including high-res screenshots and a ton of details on the characters and combat system. Gematsu has translated the piece to reveal the character backgrounds, more info on the world in which the game takes place, and an insight into […]

  • With new Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero, is Activision ushering back a golden era of games?

    Guitar Hero. Tony Hawk. Is Activision leading us back to the good old days, the bad old days – or into the future? View image | When Activision speaks, people listen, and when Activision shows its hand, people rush to peer at the cards. This year, for some reason, all those cards point to […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 Return to Spira trailer features giant whale, shiny visuals

    Ready to head back to Spira on PS4? You will be after watching this. Square’s released a new trailer for the HD remaster of Final Fantasy X/X-2, and it looks amazing. Dust off your blitzball and take a gander. It hits PS4 on May 15.

  • Xbox One May update now in beta, multitasking and voice messaging incoming

    The latest Xbox One update’s gone into beta testing. The beta for the Xbox One’s May system software update has arrived. As well as fixing a couple of issues, you can now multitask and leave voice messages while in a party. Find an existing preview member if you want to take a look. Swear them […]

  • How do GTA 5 PC’s normal settings stack up to ultra? Like this

    YouTuber wiliextreme has just uploaded a video comparing GTAV PC graphics settings, ranging from normal to very high. Take a look at the window reflections at the 2.30 mark to see just what a difference there is between the three settings showcased. GTA 5 released for PC last week. Be sure to check Matt’s impressions, […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront is 60 FPS, splitscreen not available for all modes

    Star Wars Battlefront has some good news and some bad news for you. Lots of Star Wars Battlefront information has been trickling out over the weekend, thanks both to press previews and DICE staff cheerfully tweeting answers to fan questions. As part of this bounty, we received some welcome news; Battlefront design director Niklas Fegraeus […]

  • This is what time The Witcher 3 will go live globally

    The Witcher 3 will be available simultaneously around the world. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-loads are now available, so naturally you want to know what time you can actually start playing. The good news is all platforms and all regions will unlock at exactly the same time, so as long as you’ve downloaded and […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront playable solo with bots

    Star Wars Battlefront players who can’t or won’t play with others can always team up with and against AI. Star Wars Battlefront will support AI bots for those who want to play alone, DICE has confirmed. According to design director Niklas Fegraeus, bots will be available both on and offline. We have a feature called […]

  • Free Helldivers update coming soon

    Helldivers developer Arrowhead Games has begun teasing a free update. The Helldivers teaser below is called “Turning up the Heat”, which seems to be the name of the update. It doesn’t tell us very much otherwise, but I’m sure fans can figure out some of the details from watching the gameplay. The update is “coming […]

  • Borderlands creator farewells Gearbox

    Borderlands creator Matt Armstrong has announced his departure from developer Gearbox Software. Borderlands was Armstrong’s baby; he created the franchise and wrote the first game. the franchise has gone on to great success, but nevertheless Armstrong is moving on. He announced his departure from Gearbox on Twitter, sounding quite cheerful about it. Things changed. No longer […]

  • Sony Pictures has been working to secure the Smash Bros. rights – report

    Super Smash Bros. might be a Nintendo flagship, but it’s Sony’s movie business that wants to bring it to the big screen. A Super Smash Bros. movie is referenced several times in documents published by Wikileaks following the huge Sony Pictures leak. ArsTechnica dug out these interesting snippets, discovering that Sony made a “full court […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

    Life is Strange Episode 3 will arrive as expected next month. Life is Strange developer Dontnod confirmed on Twitter that the third episode is on track for a May release. It's great to hear so many of you are excited for Episode 3 which will be released in May! (official date TBA) — Life […]

  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

    Modders are busy working on a Nintendo 3DS homebrew app which turns the system into a remote desktop. A post on the gbatemp forum (thanks, Eurogamer) shows the app in action running World of Warcraft on a 3DS – although not perfectly. At present, the app has a rather low frame-rate, but development is still […]

  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

    Hyperdimension Neptunia fans will be pleased to know three games in the franchise have release dates for Steam and Vita. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, which was announced for western audiences last year, will arrive on PS Vita will be released digitally and and at retail in North America on May 19 and in Europe […]

  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

    Remember when a Dragon Age: Inquisition survey popped up and outed possible content for the title? It’s happened again and this time it’s for the next Mass Effect game. Note: take the information contained herein with a grain of salt. Surveys, if this one is legit, are usually sent out to test ideas and aren’t […]

  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

    More GTA 5 information has been posted by modders poking around in the files of the PC version. This time, instead of zombies and horses, textures for the Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT vehicles have been found. New leaked vehicles Barbarian, Detonator and Tampa are also mentioned in the thread. A screencap of the files […]

  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

    DICE boss Patrick Bach has promised Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” as the game carries the Battlefront title for a reason. Speaking with Eurogamer during Day 2 of the Star Wars Celebration yesterday, Bach said the team stayed true to the “core ethos” of the Battlefront series by adhering to what […]

  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

    Sony is hosting another Flash Sale on the North American store with plenty of action games, and some films, to help get your weekend started. The list is super long, so here’s a few highlights: Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Bayonetta Beyond Good & Evil HD Castlevania: Harmony of Despair […]

  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

    It appears Postal 2 has a new add-on available. No, it’s not for the 2003 version, but the Complete Edition which was greenlit on Steam 10 years later. Called Paradise Lost, the add-on stars the Dude and contains a new single-player story campaign and new areas featuring free-roam gameplay. The original voice actor for the […]

  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]