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Sky 360 package releases today, costs £15 per month

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 10:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Microsoft’s released its UK 360 Sky package today – the basic banana’s going to cost £15 per month, and you’ll need a Gold Live sub to see it.

The basic package gives you the “Base Entertainment Pack,” which includes GOLD, Sky Real Lives, Sky Arts 1, MTV One, Sky Sports News, British Eurosport, ESPN Classic, Sky News, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, History, Eden, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Nick Jr.

You can add Sky Sports, Sky Movies and other channels for an additional fee.

If you’ve got a Sky sub already, you won’t have to pay twice – you’ll be able to see the channels you already pay for, on-demand, through your 360.

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45 Comments

  1. Gheritt White

    Seems like a bit of a rip-off – I only want to watch LOST, and whilst I’d be willing to pay for just that, I don’t think it’s worth £15 a month for a whole load of extra junk.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. JPickford

    How does it compare to getting normal Sky?

    Are they streamed channels or is it proper on-demand? On Demand will eventually kill normal telly, I can see why Sky need to get involved. Satellite can’t do it so their entire business model is at risk.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, that’s far too much.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Suikoden Fan

    what if you live at your parents and they have sky under there name not your own?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    How does it compare to getting normal Sky?

    Vid here

    #5 6 years ago
  6. JPickford

    “This is a private video”

    Wow. Sky sucks!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Quite cool if you’ve already got a subscription. Nice way of getting it to another room if you don’t want to buy another box.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. deftangel

    I bought sky player to watch the ashes. Cost £34 a month. Have kept it for the time being to watch the footie.

    I’m not sure it’s worth it but I’ll give this a go first.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    deft, do you know if the ‘red button’ works on Sky Player?

    I’m stuck with Virgin cable and the red button doesn’t work on Sky Sports, so I can’t choose to view a different game on football first or on ECL nights if I want to.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Redh3lix

    As a PS3 owner, if this service DIDN’T require a Gold LIVE subscription, I would go out and purchase an XBox 360 right now. I was looking at Sky multiroom, but this seems a better idea, if only for that damn LIVE business.

    LIVE doesn’t offer me anything I want or require or what my PS3 doesn’t already offer me for free, thus I refuse to pay to go online when I already pay my internet service provider.

    Sounds like a good service though if your already a Sky/LIVE subscriber though.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    I knew this is how they’d work it, and it’s exactly what I didn’t want.

    Why do they insist on this “pack” model where they give you dozens of channels you’ll never watch?

    This is streaming, there’s absolutely no reason why they can’t let people have x number of channels of THEIR CHOICE.

    I’m not actually the type of person who tends to “watch” tv, if there’s something on I want to see I’ll catch it online or torrent it at my leisure, what I was hoping here was you could subscibe to certain programs on demand, or x number of hours per month on demand, watch whatever you like.

    Until they have something like that available, thanks, but no thanks, you fucked up an interesting proposal there Sky.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    This is a new low, in the crap streaming console media for Europe, stakes! A truly ragged, awful selection, from the most stingy of barrel scrapings.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    “Why do they insist on this “pack” model where they give you dozens of channels you’ll never watch?”

    Profit margins.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. BeastModeYMOB

    Wow, that is a really good way to fuck some sales for the month.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. renegadegd

    hey guys, visit the Xbox website and click on the sky player link. they have offer codes at the moment.

    3 months for the price of 2 – CODE: XBOX3FOR2
    1 month free for existing sky sub – Code:XBOX1MONTHFREE
    expires: 05/02/2010

    enter these on the sky player website when choosing your package.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Retroid

    Sky downstairs, but my 360 is in the loft. Now I can watch Sky stuff, quite a bit on-demand, for no extra cost.

    ^__________________^

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Gamoc

    renegadegd, I have a feeling you’re talking bollocks, because for people with an existing Sky subscription it’s already free.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Hunam

    Is this in HD or not?

    #18 6 years ago
  19. renegadegd

    Gamoc, its only free to multi room and broadband subs.
    you can be nether of these but still have a full sky sub.

    just go to the xbox website if u think im making it up.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Gheritt White

    According to the Metro paper, it’s not in HD because British broadband isn’t up to the job. Thank you, BT!

    #20 6 years ago
  21. freedoms_stain

    There are plenty of people who have connections that could support a 720p stream.

    I have a feeling it’s more to do with money than capability.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Gamoc

    I have a feeling it’s more to do with most ISPs having a ‘fair use policy’ which renders their ‘unlimited’ title absolutely fucking wrong. Like my 10mb Virgin Media connection.

    And @renegadegd, oh. I haven’t read anything about that anywhere at all.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. darthmahon

    I’m glad Sky did the sensible thing and let anyone who has a Sky subscription have it free. I think a lot of people are going to take advantage of this over the multi-room crap which you have to pay for.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. darthmahon

    One sec, @renegadegd is that true? If so, I take back my last comment :)

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Santa Clause

    “renegadegd, I have a feeling you’re talking bollocks, because for people with an existing Sky subscription it’s already free.”

    You gotta love when people who don’t know what the fuck they’re talking about accuse others of talking bollocks.

    Not only do you not need to be an existing Sky subscription to get this, but five seconds on the Xbox site *shows* you this stuff.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Gamoc

    I did not say that you need an existing Sky subscription to get this, you absolute fucktard.

    I assumed he was talking bollocks because I haven’t read that anywhere other than in his comment, it didn’t even say it in this article (just saying it’s free to people who have Sky subscriptions), and I can’t access the Xbox website where I am right now.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. reask

    I actually think renegade is correct.
    I have sky but not multi.
    When I checked out sky player they were looking for 14.95 Euro a month.

    I imagine this will be the same.

    Edit:
    Mind you I hope I am wrong.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Santa Clause

    Yes, which is exactly what I said. You accused someone else of talking crap because of *your* lack of research, and because of *your* personal ignorance.

    The remark on not requiring a subscription was simply an example I pointed out as part of the reasoning why what he said was perfectly valid. Nowhere did I claim you said it.

    Accusing someone of talking crap when they were being honest (and more importantly, helpful) just makes you sound like an egotistical and short sighted tool, to be honest. :) You spouted off an insulting accusation instead of waiting to find out for yourself. That’s the kind of thing emotionally under-developed kids do.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Detale

    I was under the impression that anyone with a Sky subscription can access the on-demand content and that a multi-room or broadband ultimate subscription will get you free access to the live TV element of it.

    /wanders off in search of the truth…

    /is not sure why as he hasn’t even got a 360…

    #29 6 years ago
  30. reask

    Maybe Pat can clear it up.
    I just think no multi and you pay extra for it.
    I mean Sky or MS are not renowned for freebies.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Santa Clause

    “I was under the impression that anyone with a Sky subscription can access the on-demand content and that a multi-room or broadband ultimate subscription will get you free access to the live TV element of it.”

    It really is nothing more than the Sky TV player but on your 360 instead of your PC.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. reask

    Santa Clause said:
    It really is nothing more than the Sky TV player but on your 360 instead of your PC.

    That,s what I thought.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. freedoms_stain

    “Sky Player on Xbox Live offers 38 channels, 24 of which support live streaming. Regardless of whether they are Sky subscribers or not, all users will need to have Xbox Live Gold membership to access the content. However, only Sky customers on the multiroom or broadband unlimited packages will get access to the on-demand and live channels without charge. Any other existing Sky subscribers will have to pay a Sky Player multiroom fee to watch the live channels, which is currently £10 but will come down to £5 “shortly”.

    For all non-Sky subscribers, the service is available on a variety of different tariffs. The basic Entertainment Pack costs £15, the Sport Pack (not including British Eurosport 2) is priced between £25 and £34 and the movies pack costs between £24 and £32.

    Alternatively, users can combine sport and movie channels in various custom packages, ranging from £33 to the full channel pack at £41. The minimum contract term for non-Sky subscribers is one month, and ESPN can be added to all packs at an additional cost. All channels are completely controlled by Sky and the subscriber relationship is also managed by the satellite firm.”

    source: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a183862/in-review-sky-player-on-xbox-live.html

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Detale

    /wanders back in…

    Yep, the website confirmed it. As an existing Sky subscriber I’d be able to access their on-demand content in the same way as I have on a PC using Sky Player.

    If I want to view live Sky TV on a 360, I’d need to invest in a Sky Player Multi-Room subscription (which they’re giving a one month trial of for free at the moment).

    I’ll stick to using it on the PC occasionally.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Gamoc

    Aha, so the on-demand thing is free if you’re on sky regardless of whether you’ve got multiroom? That’s actually what I was talking about, so I’m fine with that,

    #35 6 years ago
  36. woodyrulesok

    Looks like it will be good for some people but not such a good deal for lots of others.
    The internet in my area of London certainly isn’t up to the job of streaming decent video. I get jerk-o-vision streaming 320×240 football feeds with sopcast.
    Until BT come and replace the old wires with fibre optics down my road it’s satellite dishes and physical media for me.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. BeastModeYMOB

    All I can see or hear is more $$$$ for ppl to spend with M$ lol. Shitbox fans must really love spending money all the time. I myself wouldn’t do that for a game system lol.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    lololololol?

    #38 6 years ago
  39. reask

    @ BeastMode
    This is Sky and not MS who are charging.
    360 is just giving you access to it as I am sure PSN will do eventually.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. reask

    I cannot access it on my 360.
    It must not be available in Ireland.
    Typical. :(

    #40 6 years ago
  41. BeastModeYMOB

    I know your talkin about SKY but M$ got their fingers in it too i think. Anywayz, PSN has the BBC iplayer and PLAY TV. I’m in the USA so none of those will work for me lol. But the PLAY TV(demo) I do have and just from that short view they give its pretty sick with a lot of channels. Hell i’ve got a few friends from the UK on my list that is using PLAY TV right now and everyday also. No Charge other than buying the PLAY TV thing.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. freedoms_stain

    MS must be getting something out of it or it wouldn’t be Gold only.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. reask

    Just been on to MS.
    It is available in Ireland but they are having tech problems so it will be another 24 to 48 hours until it is available.
    Just to save anyone a headache if they are having problems.
    Not sure if this is Ireland only or UK as well.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. renegadegd

    @everyone yes, its true.
    im using the XBOX3FOR2 code, the entertainment pack and movies pack comes to £22.33 for the first 3 months. which i am probably going to pay.

    sky player has started working again for me. and looking at the amount of movies you can get on demand. £22 might be worth it.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Dralen

    It definitely sucks that it requires the Gold subscription, I would definitely purchase it if it didn’t. I sometimes pay for a month of live here and there when I really want to play something online. However, I barely use it since I have a great PC and a PS3 that dont make you pay to play online.

    #45 6 years ago

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    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]