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Microsoft responds to XBL bans over modded 360 consoles

Thursday, 12 November 2009 18:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Microsoft has responded to the wave of bans on Xbox Live over modded 360 consoles, and while it has decided to remain mum on specific figures, it was quick to remind consumers that piracy is illegal and subject to consequences.

“While we don’t comment on specific numbers, Microsoft’s commitment to combat piracy and support safer and more secure gameplay for the more than 20 million members of the Xbox LIVE community remains a top priority,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VG247.

“All consumers should know that piracy is illegal and modifying their Xbox 360 console violates the Xbox Live terms of use, will void their warranty and result in a ban from Xbox Live.

“We can assure you that if an Xbox Live member follows the terms of use, purchased a retail copy of Modern Warfare 2 and played the game on an unmodified Xbox 360, no action will be taken.”

We assume that this also applies to pirated versions of games like Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust, but since there is apparently not a demand for it, MS decided to only mention Infinity Ward’s latest.

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39 Comments

  1. prawntoast

    Personally, I would ban anyone who played Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust even if it was a legit retail copy as punishment for supporting shit games that don’t deserve to exist.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. MushroomStamp

    hmmm 20 mill XBL and 1 mill ban. 5% user drop is rather significant. A well timed ban for a Holiday sales bump :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. ManOfTeal

    Good for Microsoft get those pirates!!!!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    Microsoft can you explain why people still get the RROD and other errors out of the blue for just playing their games they bought legally. Can you explain why live is still a paid for service while you throw fast food ads and stupid IGN ads in everyone faces?

    When the pirates strike back we’ll see who’ll be laughing the hardest then.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    “Microsoft can you explain why people still get the RROD”

    Because they can’t sneak into people’s houses and replace old hardware with new?

    …and really just exactly how are pirates going to strike back? By modding a newly bought console again? Vs Microsoft doing nothing, that harms them exactly how?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Cort

    I’m with MushroomStamp. While I applaud MS’ actions in banning thieves and crooks, I do wonder if the prospect of selling several hundred-thousand new consoles to banned gamers wanting to get back in to the game (no pun intended) in the next month or two encouraged them to take such bold and decisive action.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    Of course it did Cort. You think the consumers are the only crooks. M$ is robbing them too. They just stole $50,000,000 dollars form their consumers. When you buy a piece of hardware its yours. If you want to blow it up, throw it out of a window,or mod it you can. You bought it plain and simple you do what you want with it.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    It no longer connects to Live, and can still play games, so yeah, that’s the same as what you’re talking about… You think they don’t have the right to remove people from their service? I guess the bans that everyone else uses are out of order too?

    You know… like this: http://www.psu.com/PS3-owner-sues-Sony-after-being-banned-from-PSN-News–a007794-p0.php

    That poor guy wasn’t even a pirate… just an asshole. Shame on you Sony for robbing from your customers.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Mr Tom

    theevilaires: And there’s nothing stopping you modding your Xbox 360 if you want to. Just like MS are quite within their legal and moral rights to stop you using their online service that they run, host and maintain. Being banned from XBL does not stop the console itself from working.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Armitage

    @ MushroomStamp and Cort

    Yep it does seem like that, particularly at this time right now, when since the Slim’s introduction the 360 is the slowest selling console out there in all regions.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    Live has a TOS, if modding your console violates that then they’re perfectly at liberty to do so.

    I don’t really think this does anything to counter piracy with any great or lasting effect though.

    Think about that cunt off the BBC piece who said he’d pirated 30-40 games, even taking a low-ish average of £35 per game, that’s over a grand.

    Making them buy another console puts a bit of green in the MS coffers, but it does nothing for the developers whose work was pirated.

    This sort of move also does nothing to tackle the causes/reasons for piracy, which contrary to popular belief isn’t purely greed.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Suikoden Fan

    For a laugh microsoft should ban everyone playing modern warfare 2 for a day and see what happens.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    What are guys talking about of course the system still works I’m talking about the live subs $50×1 million=$50,000,000 they just stole. Most likely everyone who paid for it only used it about half the time anyway.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Live is tied to the account, not the console TEA. Your XBL Gold is still very much valid, and not stolen from you.

    Which is strange really, because given the pirate has breached the ToS, they could just as easily take that away too.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. JasperLoons

    Psychotext,

    I’m just guessing here, but I bet that was only a user ban, not a console ban like the xbox ones. Other than that though, I’m with you. You want to mod you xbox and play online, you accept the risk.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    In this case the ability of the console to access Live is removed JL, rather than the profile. The profile stays intact.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Armitage

    Think he meant the Sony asshole banning.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    Oh… no, Sony can (and do) completely remove the ability of a console to access their network too.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. MushroomStamp

    It’s not the first ban wave…. and surely won’t be the last.. but figuring the last time for me was 2 years ago, it is worth it. Although I won’t be getting a new box this time. I just don’t seem to care enough.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. reask

    Armitage said:

    Yep it does seem like that, particularly at this time right now, when since the Slim’s introduction the 360 is the slowest selling console out there in all regions.

    Never mind armitage another 10 years and the PS3 will have taken over the 360. :D
    What a turnaround.

    A pirate is a pirate.
    Let them head over to PSN for the free gaming. ;)

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Armitage

    @reask

    Yeah OK.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    yea ban the console because we know pirates have a good stock of consoles on hand just in case they get banned. I guess they save all their money from not buying games to have a spare 360 in the other room. Everyone has that right?

    MW2 is about to release soon/M$ bans a few consoles

    MW2 360 edition is announced/M$ watches pre order sales

    People renew their live subs/M$ “then” warns about piracy

    People just get disc ver/M$ mad doesn’t move 360′s and flips the switch.

    Cheap tactic to boost hardware sales in that order I bet!

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Whizzo

    Hmm. Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    reask said: A pirate is a pirate. Let them head over to PSN for the free gaming. ;)

    you forgot to also add at the end of your sentence – and a system that won’t scratch your disc,break down for no reason every year, and a clean crisp 1080p naive UI that they can’t hack or pirate because sony builds their machines the right way without rushing there product market.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Armitage

    @tea

    As both a PS3 and a PC gamer, I have been looking forward, as a neutral party, to a showdown between yourself and bdh. Why have you both disappointed?

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Morrius

    They’re perfectly within their rights to do this.

    A mate of mine got caught out doing it, so he broke the fans in his 360 and forced a RROD, then claimed a new one. Supposedly.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    Its just plain stupid. You’re gonna teach somebody a lesson by not letting them use your online service that you get money from…FU.CK.ING SMART

    I guess the pirates are gonna stop their MW2 *SP* campaign and just say to themselves…you know what M$ is so fucking great they’re teaching me a lesson oh boy!

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    Yet oddly I know plenty of people who have gone out, bought a new console and a legit copies of the games they play the most. It’s about making it more hassle than it’s worth for a lot of people. Playing with their friends online is obviously a big draw for some.

    Those who want to pirate will still pirate, some will “go straight” and others will move on. But for Microsoft it only takes a few extra game and console sales to make the whole thing worthwhile.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. MushroomStamp

    LOL.. here’s the thing.. to replace the 360 that was banned was only 99$.. yup.. walmart was running a special right after the ban where you get $100 Gift card back. And since you don’t need new HD, you just get the arcade system. soooo.. $60 for a game or just get a new system for $99 and be on your way again…. silly I know.. but it is what it is.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    That guy i know who got ban plans to sell his console and probably get a new one, flash it and start over. Funny thing is he’s probably going to use the forced down time to use what ever hack he’s doing and get full gamerscore in every game he’s not bought.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Psychotext

    No co-incidence when those deals started running I reckon.

    @Gekidami: The only problem with that (and I guess he doesn’t know this yet) is that when he tries to move his profile (and new gamerscore / achievements etc) onto his new console it’s going to tell him that it’s corrupt… so he’ll lose all that epeen he’s been building up.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. theevilaires

    No its not man. Someone will find a way to get their 360 to be undetected by M$. It’ll happen its M$ FFS, makers of window vista.

    1st it was the hardware failure problems

    Now its the piracy problem

    then it’ll be the tech problem where the system can’t compete and every game will require a second disk or you’ll just be force fed DLC.

    They didn’t think it through, they just don’t.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpOvzGiheOM

    Trust Me It’ll never change :P

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Gekidami

    @Psychotext:
    Hum? Dont know where you’ve heard that. He’s put his HDD on another system since and had no problems.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. MushroomStamp

    Psychotext is correct. Anyone that tells you otherwise is full of crap. I tried it and had 2 other friends try it.. same result. You move over to valid console it says your game save etc is corrupt.. .but you put it back on the ban system and it works again.. Achievements acquired on a Banned system will be locked out and not able to upload with a valid system.

    Yes the HD will work on a new system, but any saves and achievements from the banned system will not.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    I think it only applies to those affected by the latest banwave though. I’m not sure how they could do it to machines that were banned earlier.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Gekidami

    Well actual achievements arnt saved on the system itself but online servers. So it surely wont affect that (and has from what i’ve seen). Chances are its possible for actual game saves though. Or maybe its just the pirate game saves? And legit saves still work?

    He was banned by in the latest wave to.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    Well, yeah because when your console is banned from Live it can no longer communicate… therefore your profile never gets updated online (which is why people used to switch to a legit console).

    You can still download your profile from the servers, but obviously that’s only going to be accurate up to the last time you were able to connect to live.

    As for what, it’s your entire profile. Legit saves or not (there’s no way they could differentiate). Apparently you can move the stuff as of when you get banned… but as soon as a save or profile is updated by the system, it’s locked. (So don’t play anything if you get banned and want to move your stuff over)

    #37 6 years ago
  38. MushroomStamp

    Achievements are stored on the Local.. then uploaded when connected. If you play off line you still get the achievements, you just can’t upload them. So for all that Achievement Points do for you (absolutely nothing), you can still run up your points … just noone will see them :)

    So i am now currently racking up my Steam Points for MW2 :) WOOT

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    Hum, sound plausible.

    So any Achievements gained AFTER the ban are void as are any game saves on the banned system.

    #39 6 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]