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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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    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]