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Rumour: Pics show “3D video output” in PS3 debug Firmware 3.20

Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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We’ve landed some pics of a new debug build of PS3′s Firmware, clearly showing a “3D video output” option.

As you can see from the images below, the feature appears to be included in the 3.20 release, which is apparently now in the hands of developers.

There’s been a great deal of talk about 3D games in recent months, with Sony especially being a strong supporter of the tech.

SCEA’s John Koller, speaking at CES in January, said that, “It’s gonna take just a simple firmware update which most people do regularly anyway, and that’s all it’s gonna take to accolade the PS3 to 3D gaming.”

He added: “It’s just a simple firmware update on the hardware.”

Koller did add a caveat, saying, “You will, however, have to have a 3D TV and the glasses to get the full experience and Blu-ray movies in 3D will require a separate firmware update, which will be required by the end of the year”.

Sony showed GT5 running in 3D at CES.

Microsoft, however, has been less enamoured with the concept.

“I think there’s a lot of questions, to be honest,” green machine Aaron Greenberg said, also speaking at the Las Vegas show last month.

“3D is great in the theater, but for the living room? I think we’re a long ways away from that.”

PS3′s Firmware currently stands at 3.15. Sony’s yet to announce a release date for future upgrades.

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50 Comments

  1. daytripper

    a lot of people have only just adapted to HD and now 3D is coming, just getting ripped off imo

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    As “meh” as I think the tech is… you don’t have to buy it daytripper.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. cookiejar

    Yep. Nice to have the option, even nicer you don’t have to buy into it :D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    Poor sod only has a 40gig :P

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    What exactly is “Fake np sns throttle”?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mike3648

    they should get in game chat sorted, along with giving a system that should surpass X-box online, and forget 3D until its more established.

    What a waste of effort and fingers up to customers by Sony, whos only intrested in producing ‘it does everything’ machine, and forgets its main purpose….gaming.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gheritt White

    3D television won’t have mas market penetration before 2019, if flatscreen and then HD adoption rates are anything to go by.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    from what i can gather its pretty cheap and easy to make a tv 3d enabled, i predict every new tv on the market in 2 years time will be 3D ready

    you just have to make the tv able to run at 120hz innit, i think, what ever that means

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Gheritt White

    I suppose it all boils down to how much the screens cost. Until you can get a 3D TV for £300, mass market penetration will be limited.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Mike

    120Hz, innit.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    I still think they’re going to reserve 3D for their premium models so that they can increase their profit margins… time will tell though.

    On the bright side, at least this is a real functionality increase rather than the recent trend we’ve had of thinner = everything with few improvements to picture quality.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Interest level: 0%

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Eregol

    This is quite annoying.
    There’s a lot of features the PS3 needs before 3D implementation.
    Why they’re putting this in so early is beyond me.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Why they’re putting this in so early is beyond me.

    To sell TVs.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Eregol

    Just because the feature is there doesn’t mean they’ll sell tvs.
    As has already been said, people have just made the jump to HD. 3D is going to be years away, when it becomes affordable.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Redh3lix

    Awesome photoshop skillzorz

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Mike

    They’re all so putting it in i order to say “Your PS3 BD player is mega up to date, now tell everyone you know” and to sell tellies, yeah

    #17 5 years ago
  18. mington

    anyone played any 3d games for a prolonged amount of time, they’ve had 3d enabled games on pc for a while

    http://elder-geek.com/2010/01/bad-company-2-pc-beta-this-month-3d-enabled/

    first thing i grabbed off google

    i just want to know if it will make my brain melt?

    Avatar made my brain smart a bit, i left the cinema feeling like i had just sat an exam

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Robo_1

    Exactly, this is all part of Sony’s plan to have all of their departments walking to the same beat. I agree that this tech is really one generation too early to be of any significant note, but if they’ve got their tech in order, then I hope the lucky few who will be purchasing 3D TV’s over the coming years enjoy their Wipeout in 3D.

    I think 3D will become standard in all films, TV’s and games over the next few years, but for it to hit the mainstream, they need to get it so that you don’t need the glasses, something which Toshiba are apparently very close to cracking.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    anyone played any 3d games for a prolonged amount of time, they’ve had 3d enabled games on pc for a while

    I used to have a Nvidia setup, but it wasn’t particularly impressive and gave me headaches if I played for more than an hour… so I dumped it and went back to good old 2D.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    You have to stop looking at it with UK eyes – the US and Asia embraced HD at a ridiculously quicker rate than in the UK. The UK are the world’s laggards with HD adoption – primarily because of cost of actually receiving input from TV. Sky + HD has only just become relatively worth it. 3D will go down well in other markets but even there, and especially here, will not be a major thing.

    Yes, it’s there to sell TV’s but unless gaming gets its “Avatar Moment” people won’t be too bothered.

    Putting the option in takes next to no time for SCE and they might as well put it in – if anything, Avatar 3D on a Blu-ray for when that comes out might sell the odd screen of two.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. mington

    side note

    that vvvvvv advert on the left is going to be really irritating

    more appropriate side note

    imagine how annoying 3D enabled adverts will be

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Razor

    “3D is going to be years away, when it becomes affordable.”

    In time, it’ll likely be that the PS3 becomes the “entry” 3D machine, even after the PS4 arrives with likely full 1080p 120fps (maybe more) 3D.

    Much like HD Ready TV’s; they display HD, but they’re not the full 1080p 120Hz machine, the PS3 will likely become the “3D Ready” machine in time.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. johnnywashngo

    3D TV is on the way, make no mistake.

    Its part of the HDMI 1.4 spec which means that TV manufacturers will implement it in their TV sets to remain competitive with rivals manufacturers. Who wants to release a new TV that doesn’t include a major part of HDMI 1.4 when others are making their TV sets fully compliant?

    Its a smart move on Sonys part to enable their games system to play 3D games as well as 3D movies. I can’t see me buying a 3D TV anytime soon, but its nice to know the PS3 will support it when I do buy one.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    You have to stop looking at it with UK eyes – the US and Asia embraced HD at a ridiculously quicker rate than in the UK.

    The US only just hit 50% (edit, actually I’m wrong, it’s 46%) of households with a HD screen… that’s over 15 years after they first became available.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Alakratt

    It’s ok for Sony to be making progress with 3D, but really, at this stage it shouldn’t even be in the market. When I can see 3D without glasses THEN I’ll consider it. That would be a REAL breakthrough. Still, for those that are tech-hungry and full of money this is great….again, for them.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Blerk

    So what’s the difference between this 3D which apparently requires a firmware update and the 3D that the Avatar game did which worked on the PS3 and the 360 without requiring any kind of firmware fanciness?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Eregol

    Probably because this allows the PS3 to output Blu Ray and DvD to 3D rather than games?
    Maybe it can now render everything in 3D rather than just games which are enabled?

    To be honest, I don’t know. I’m sure someone will enlighten.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. OlderGamer

    Too much too fast. The vast majority of non-gamers are just getting into HD. I know a lot of people that do not have HD TVs. And the ones that do, also still have and use SD TVs.

    I understand the Option to use 3D or not. But I still think that many people will feel rushed, they will feel as if they can’t keep up, and ask after HD came 3D, what next? Why not wait for that?

    Unless this is VERY cheap, and comes included people won’t be interested. Also they can’t expect people to replace their current SD/HD tvs to get 3D ones. I just think, like some others, that this tech should be sat on for a generation. Make it perfect, and make it cheap, then release it.

    Still a lot of people with underpaying or no jobs at all.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    As I understand it… the difference between Avatar methods and what’s do-able after the patch is that they’re able to send the standard 2D image to the TV, as well as a bunch of z-buffer data. That doesn’t make for better 3D (there are some issues with it), but it does make for cheaper (processing) to generate 3D.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Kaufer

    @27
    If what some sites are saying last year are true, then it will probably work to retroactively to existing games.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Blerk

    You can’t ‘magically’ make 2D games 3D. It’ll still only work for games which actively go out of their way to make use of it.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    “The US only just hit 50% (edit, actually I’m wrong, it’s 46%) of households with a HD screen… that’s over 15 years after they first became available.”

    Sadly, you have to also look at that at a total population figure. A rather scary amount of Americans are under-employed and as many as 10% of major conurbations by certain metrics live just above the poverty line.

    46% is a staggeringly high figure when you compare input to output HD ratio’s of the UK standing at approx 2%

    #33 5 years ago
  34. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    @ Blerk. Totally correct – it can be done with recorded film through a particular post-production method but it isn’t as good as “made for 3D” as it is retroactively creating the effect. You can’t do that with games because an image for a game is constructed completely differently than that of a TV feed.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    56% of households in the UK have HDTVs Poly…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8407690.stm

    Where on earth did you get 2%? (Or is that the number with HD satellite or something like that? If so, that’s not particularly relevant in the comparison.)

    #35 5 years ago
  36. El_MUERkO

    Bioshock 2 also has a 3d option in its graphics options.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    It isn’t about who has them, it’s about who uses it fully with HD input. The vast majority of UK consumers bought a HD screen because they were thinner not because of using HD broadcast.

    Sorry, should have stated the source. Full usage studies of HD technology was done by Forrester and also by TNS. They found that while HD sales in the UK were strong, over 60% of people after buying a HD screen thought they were viewing HD when they plugged their aerial or Sky box in. Startling! While sales are on a par with many other countries, they are not being utilised properly

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    No, it just means that our broadcast network is shit. What’s new? The simple fact is that for whatever reason, our HDTV penetration is a fair chunk higher than that of the US… so it’s a little disingenuous to argue that our HDTV adoption rate is lower.

    The UK are the world’s laggards with HD adoption – primarily because of cost of actually receiving input from TV. Sky + HD has only just become relatively worth it.

    …especially given that your initial argument was that we don’t have a high adoption rate because the broadcast services aren’t compelling / cheap enough.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    HD adoption rates are classed on who is viewing in HD, not who has the capability to view HD because they have the screen. In that “full adoption” rate the UK are indeed laggards. And yes, totally agree, the blame is with SKy and they will do the same with 3D when their 3D package will require a “double-up-sell” you will need to pay more for HD, then pay yet more again to access their 3D channels.

    The UK people aren’t the ones who will make 3D struggle, it will be people like Sky and limited bandwidth/EPG placements that terrestrial broadcasters have. To create in 3D for TV doubles the production costs for TV, they need to make that money back by subscription services as advertisers will not pay the premium to target a niche audience.

    Sorry, I don’t mean to be boring people or banging on about semantics but we struggle because of a monopoly – in North America and Asia there are multiple providers meaning the market is more open and fairer. We, us poor Brits, are owned by Mr Murdoch and his son.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    Sorry, but that’s rubbish, and so is your 2% number. Based on Sky HD penetration alone, 7% of households in the UK have HD satellite. Add V+, BT Vision, Freesat and Freeview HD and you’re looking at higher number again.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Syrok

    What exactly is “Fake np sns throttle”?

    Curious as well.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Gheritt White

    “HD adoption rates are classed on who is viewing in HD”

    I’m sorry, but from a video-game publishers PoV this is bogus. Before investing in new display tech for games – be it HD or 3D – publishers would want to know how many people already own TVs with the functionality to play games in HD/3D, not whether or not these TVs were used to view HD/3D content already.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Bulk Slash

    NP could be network protocol and SNS could be Social Networking Services.

    It could be some feature for developers to test multiplayer gameplay conditions when there are Tweets and Facebook updates using up bandwidth.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Dean

    @Gekidami and @Syrok

    Is boring, but for sites like Facebook/Twitter etc (SNS = Social Networking Sites, I believe), there are strictly defined guidelines as to how much time needs to elapse before allowing a new post to be made (it’s called throttling). This option allows developers to have their simulated calls to post to Facebook etc return a throttling error, so they can test their code properly.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Syrok

    Thanks, Dean. You are right, that’s not interesting at all. :)

    #45 5 years ago
  46. ReeceHeywood

    “New debug build of PS3’s Firmware”

    Doesn’t mean it’s coming to retail firmware anytime soon.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. RGW1982

    @ 6

    3D Has A Lot More To Do With Gaming Then Cross Game Chat Does.. LOL, Besides You’ll Be Paying A Premium Fee To Use Cross Game Chat When It’s Available Anyways.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Silvio6

    Of course this will come on the PS3 first.

    How else do you think will Sony shops sell 3D TVs if 3D BD is not ready yet ?

    It is so easier to just plug a PS3 to a Sony 3D TV and upgrade the FW than wait for Avatar to come to 3D BD :-)

    Go Sony Go !

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Torgo

    Expect it next week, believe it.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. grimso

    help download debug firmware

    #50 5 years ago

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    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]