Rumor: Mass effect 2 “may” be heading to PS3

Friday, 16 October 2009 15:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Mass Effect 2

The rumors of Mass Effect 2 heading to PS3 received another shot in the arm, thanks to a comment made by BioWare’s Jay Watamaniuk during a presentation at Poznan Game Arena.

While demoing ME2 at the event, Watamaniuk slipped up and said it was to hit three platforms: PC, Xbox 360, “and probably PS3.”

According to Polish website Polygamia, which was at the event, Watamaniuk seemed to realize what he said and started to take it back by using the old stand-by: “The studio doesn’t comment on rumors and speculation”.

We’ll send a mail out to BioWare for you, but don’t expect to get more than the extended no comment response.

Via D’toid.


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  1. theevilaires

    Steph why you want to start stuff :D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Eregol

    Anyone else think that the next time we see the headline:
    ‘Mass Effect 2 may come to PS3!’
    The story underneath will probably just say ‘No comment.’

    #2 6 years ago
  3. CroKiller

    Wata wat? :D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. mescalineeyes

    I wish they just came out and admitted it’s coming to ps3, I realize this is not possible right now, but this is getting a bit much.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    You know those exclusive contract deals Mes, They can be lethal…or just a form of beta testing :P

    #5 6 years ago
  6. mescalineeyes

    a form of beta testing

    that’s funny, because it’s true. :> … not ME2, mind you.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    Because I am an evil, conniving witch theevilaires! Well, a woman. Apples to apples, ya know. :-D

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    That picture up there is horrible.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. kmtburton

    if they do then they need to bring the first one out first otherwise most wont care although unlike most i have all three systems so could care less if this stays 360 exclusive (console wise) since MS is starting to run slim on good exclusives anyway

    #9 6 years ago
  10. SticKboy

    This is awesome news! A tenner says Holiday 2010 release.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    You’re not evil Steph stop trying to act tough or should I say stop pulling a stickboy.

    Gek I have a 1080p wallpaper of the same image and looks pretty sweet.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. mescalineeyes

    A tenner says Holiday 2010 release.

    April 2011, bundle with both games on ps3, 3rd game simultaneous release for holiday 2012.

    that’s what my hunch is based on the info I’ve (over)heard.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    What is Jay Watamaniuk’s role at Bioware btw? Is he someone we should be taking notice of?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    It’s not automatic that you get the first one before the second one. They could just do a compilation ‘previously on’ DVD like they did with Xenosaga in Europe. I think it’s probably too late for a release of the first game now anyway.

    That said, it really wouldn’t surprise me to see the second one arriving on PS3. And so it ought to – Mass Effect’s awesomes! :-)

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    Watamaniuk’s role, I think, is that he is a writer on the story for Mass Effect 2.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. ScreenTearing

    Like kmtburton said, if Bioware don’t release ME1 to the PS3 then ME2 is not going to sell very well on that platform.

    Still, since the Mass Effect IP belongs to EA, I believe at least ME2 will be heading to the PS3, it’s only a matter of when (6 or 12 months after launching on 360).

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    Well look at Dead Rising; Original is on 360 *cough*andWii*cough* and the sequel is on PS3 and 360.
    I think this whole “Needs the first one” thing comes from the fact that in ME2 you can use save data from the first game (and i think that as it turns out that isnt all that important in the end). Other then that though there are plenty of games that have started on one system and contiuned on another.

    Watamaniuk is a writer then? Well thats an important role and all but would he really be aware of where the game is going? Could just be a guess…

    #17 6 years ago
  18. kmtburton

    the story intertwines (unless im wrong) so some would dismiss this since they cant get the whole story i could care less about the save data stuff i just used the default anyway

    #18 6 years ago
  19. kmtburton

    forgot to mention Dead Rising while it had a good story you really dont need the original to know whats going on plus its not tied together

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    True, there are other games though that have only been on one system then went to another in the sequel.

    In the end anyone who really wants it will already own a 360 and will get it for that anyway. Chances are if it is coming to PS3 then EA are holding back the news because it might hinder some sales on the game when it comes out, because if it does come to PS3 it’ll be a good year after the 360 version.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. RomaTotti10

    I think it would good business for EA and Bioware now that the PS3 is selling so well. I hope it isn’t delayed too long. A years delay is far too long but a month or two is acceptable.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. kmtburton

    Well either way doesnt matter to me as I said but if it does hit PS3 as well I personally would get it for PS3 just because I enjoy playing my PS3 more but wouldnt mind playing it on 360.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    everything gets delayed for ps3 because M$ pays for 1 year exclusivity. Then they tout hey we have more exclusives. I’m getting sick of it. I’m so close to flashing my 360 drive and playing back ups.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Blerk

    Have you actually played anything on your 360 yet? :-D

    The thing that might scupper Mass Effect 1 on PS3 is whether Microsoft’s publishing deal for the original is still in effect or whether it expires at some point.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. TastyAcidMilkk

    itl come eventualy

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    Jay is actually no one of real importance just the guy that handles Community on the Forums.

    If he was a lead designer I would take notice but he isn’t.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. SplatteredHouse

    For PS3 ME2, they could easily do something similar to the start of Fallout 3. Present an orientation test, that builds up your own Shepard, based on your reaction and response to events in the previous game.

    Maybe also give an alternate character to PS3, to avoid the weirdness of “well, if I was there, why don’t I recall any of this!” :p So, in the PS3 version, you could play someone affected by the decisions of Shepard, in ME1.
    This also gets around the reported requirement from Sony, to provide fresh content, if you want the game on PS3, after a period of Xbox exclusivity, I think.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Blerk

    You can already start the 360 version of Mass Effect 2 without a Mass Effect 1 game save, so there shouldn’t be any need to do anything extra should a PS3 version appear.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    No but if people want to understand what has happened in the previous game they must. Can’t just drop them in Empire strikes back and not know what happened in A New Hope. They will have to do something for Mass Effect 1 for Ps3 to release the second one.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Aimless

    Blerk, EA published the game on PC so I don’t imagine there’s any contractual reason it couldn’t come to the PS3.

    The only problem with porting the first Mass Effect is that by this point I think they’d have to rework it a fair bit — it was an early UE3 game with the technical foibles that implies, plus there was simple usability issues and the like that they seem to be addressing in the sequel — which would obviously involve more man hours than a straight port. I suppose they could re-issue it as a “Director’s Cut” on the 360 and PC as well, though, so it might be worth their while.

    On the other hand there must already be a mechanism in ME2 that caters to those who haven’t played the first. I don’t think it’s outlandish to assume that most people who will play the second experienced the first, but there will no doubt be a good chunk who jumped straight in at number two or simply don’t have saves for the first game anymore.

    Only one thing can be said for sure: if they do bring the first across and they don’t get rid of the rubbish ‘Ally’ Achievements someone needs to be thrown out an airlock.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Blerk

    But I imagine they don’t want to restrict the game purely to people who bought the first one. I’m sure it must be possible to play it without intricate knowledge of the first game – a ‘previously on’ intro or something to fill in the basics, or an extension of the first game’s encyclopaedia thingy with all the info from the first game available from the off.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. SplatteredHouse

    Ally achievements? In my game, I tried to include Tali, in every mission (I think she missed a couple, just because there were better suited crew members for what was being asked) and I was a bit disappointed, really, when the game ended, but I gained no Quarian achievement. :(

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Galactic_Barret

    Package the first in with the second, call it a LE/SE/CE and charge $60/70. Gotta fill up the BD somehow and I’m sure it’ll fulfill Sony’s extra content requirement.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight

    @ Blerk

    You are right I guess they could do something in the nature of KOTOR 2 where the PC selected the type of person and history Revan had. And also based on that include information on the Codex in game. But still the whole Mass Effect 2 will deter new people from joining thinking they will need to play the first. I hope they do release Mass Effect 2 and 3 on the Ps3 it will be the final nail in the Xbox coffin atleast for me. I have no reason to play my Xbox if that is the case.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Mike

    Strange that you hope for no reason to play your 360. I’d be pretty angry if I found out I had no reason to play on a console I bought. I wouldn’t be happy.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    “Can’t just drop them in Empire strikes back and not know what happened in A New Hope.”

    Not exactly the best example to use to illustrate your point is it? A series which began at number 4 :-)

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Phoenixblight

    I bought 360 for Mass Effect and I bought the PS3 for Final Fantasy XIII. Once I bought my Ps3 last APril, my 360 has been collecting dust until I get Dragon age, and Mass Effect 2.

    I like Playing my PS3 more, controller can be wireless, system has wifi, don’t have to pay for multiplayer.

    @DrDamn, It did start somewhere tho with Luke and not Luke already a jedi and supporting the rebell.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. blackdreamhunk

    mass effect is best played on the pc. In fact the pc verion got highr scores. The same will hold true for for mass efeect 2

    I love bioware, i still have mass effect on my computer.

    fly a ship in the space battle.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Phoenixblight

    Mass Effect was only better on the PC because it was six months after the console release so it gave them time to make a UI and fix majority of the bugs. ME 2 will have the same release date for 360 and PC.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    They COULD package a ME1/ME2 bundle for like $80 with some silly PS3 exlcusive bonus and people would line up.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. theevilaires

    i needed a paper weight. @ Blerk I don’t actually own any 360 games atm. I have played several over a friend’s house. you know like you do when the hype gets to you so much you must beg your brother in law to rent UC2.

    I could have every worth while 360 exclusive with a click of my mouse but that would make me an asshole now wouldn’t it.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. blackdreamhunk

    yea they used you console gamers as genie pigs, so pc gamers get the best verion.

    thank you for taking the fall, so I could get the best verion lol

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Phoenixblight

    No you jack ass. Once EA and Bioware joined, EA made them go with the PC version. Devs before the merger were not sure of there being a PC version in the first place.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. blackdreamhunk

    yea well I got the sweeter deal better graphics and gameplay.

    we pc gamers always do, it’s why our platform is so much better lol

    #44 6 years ago
  45. freedoms_stain

    If recent trends continue then I think we can pretty much interpret most pc release dates for mulriplat titles as ‘provisional’ Phoenix.

    Glad to hear ME is good quality on pc though since I bought it the other day.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. blackdreamhunk

    hey check this video out for the pc verion

    yea there was mods too, to improve your mass effect experince too.

    can’t seem to find that youtube video of tha mass effect mod with better improve graphics.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. The Hindle

    yep its inevitable is this, just wish they would bloody confirm it

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Phoenixblight

    The only issue with ME on the PC is all the antiPiracy programs, DRM the whole enchilada.

    One of the major probs with PC ME.

    @45 I agree. SInce the 360 and the PC have similar developing style it will make it easier to do multiplat releases. Only the Ps3 has the issue with different programming style.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. blackdreamhunk

    I want a space battle like X3 in masseffect. man that game made me want to play a space sim right after when I had beat the game.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Anders


    He used to be a community manager. As Cullen said, he is a writer nowadays.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. Gekidami

    From community manager to writer? Now THATS a promotion!

    On a side note: So why was a writer out demo’ing the game? That sounds odd.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. f1r3storm

    Hi folks

    There is a report circulating today based on an appearance I made in Poland yesterday. Seems there was a misunderstanding about ME2 coming to PS3.

    Let me clarify today: ME2 is coming to PC and X360 only. Look for them both on Jan 26 in NA and Jan 29 in Europe.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. Phoenixblight


    He is not a writer. You can go into the Forums and it states what each DEV does. He is a community manager.

    Hell that link firestorm posted is proof he isn’t a writer. He just handles all the web stuff for ME

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Monk

    for me, I really don`t give this game a shit.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Howie Feltersnatch

    aye laddy – i don’t give this game a shit neither. Mass effect can sit on my mass prick.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. KiNg_HaRo


    #56 6 years ago

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]