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Report: PS3 shortages could hinder God of War III sales

Tuesday, 16 March 2010 16:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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An article over on the L.A. Times suggests that shortages of PS3 consoles at retail could hamper God of War III sales.

According to the paper, recent visits to different Best Buy, GameStop and Target stores over in the West Hollywood area found each lacking the system, as it was sold out.

Apparently, Walmart and Amazon didn’t have any available online either.

“It’s not ideal, I won’t kid you,” Sony’s Jack Tretton said of the situation. “But I firmly believe we’ll get our hardware back in stock and keep selling God of War III for a long time.”

The previous two God of War games sold 8 million copies combined for PS2, and Sony is confident that the third installment will sell millions of copies as well, so it’s critical that Sony ship more PS3 consoles to retail as games move the most units within the first month of release.

Shortages are due to the price drop last year, along with the “it only does everything” marketing campaign – both of which helped the consoles beat out Wii for the first time in September 2009.

“We ultimately don’t make investments on a product-by-product or month-by-month basis, but rather we invest in our platform,” Tretton said, explaining Sonny’s marketing and support strategy.

“This game will pay off for us with the people who own a PlayStation 3 and the ones who will buy one in the future.”

SCEA’s communications boss, Patrick Seybold, told us earlier in the month that the shortages would last a bit longer, but Sony is doing everything it can to remedy the situation.

God of War III was released in North America today, and the UK gets it on Friday.

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38 Comments

  1. Sini

    Sony should YLOD you through PSN if you don’t have a GOW3 savefile by the end of the week.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    So much for the shortages being PR spin.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. themadjock

    Interested to hear you US gamers impressions of this as in the UK I won’t get mine till Thurs/Fri.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. KillerDD

    Lol, they did that on purpose.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Petulant Radish

    Because that piece isn’t PR at all…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    it will sell, once word of mouth races around the country everyone and their cousin will see Kratos have his revenge.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. KAP

    @1

    That is too funny LOL

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dannybuoy

    My order from Game has been dispatched today! Only ordered it 2 days ago. No shortages here i guess. Hopefully it’ll arrive a day early like my copy of MW2 did… although I am banning myself from playing it until I finish GoW2… must. resist.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Goliath

    There is already an install base of 33 million, sales should and will be significant. There are a number of online resellers with stocks of PS3s like a number of Ebay gaming outlets. I’m sure the more industrious consumers looking to get a PS3 for the game will find one.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    I can’t imagine it’ll affect sales too much, tbh.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    I can still it selling quite a lot even with shortages.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Nothing can stop Kratos

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Michael O’Connor

    “Nothing can stop Kratos.”

    Not even shite gameplay. *sighs*

    #13 5 years ago
  14. spiderLAW

    I dont see this harming GoW3′s sales. Its too much of an epic exclusive for people to not hear of when looking into buying a PS3. It might cause a slow start though.

    I am 3hrs into the game (got it at midnight launch) and it is really amazing. There’s so much going on at once that i have to sometimes pause and close my eyes for a minute to give them a break.

    Indeed it is exactly the same “style” of gameplay as God of War 1 and 2 HOWEVER there are tons of more variations to the playing ground that changes up how you use Kratos in combat.

    I liked Dante’s Inferno fresh take on the same idea, but i found it far more repetitive.

    Bayonetta is just a joke.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Michael O’Connor

    “Bayonetta is just a joke.”

    I’m sorry, but I have to shake my head and laugh at the fact that the one game in your list that you mentioned whicha actually requires some sort of skill and ability to play well is the one you consider a joke…

    *shakes his head and laughs*

    #15 5 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    +1000 for spiderLAW :D this guy is cool!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. spiderLAW

    I thought Bayonetta was a joke for its ludicrous design. Gameplay was decent but not enough to save it from its poor story, idiotic level designs, painfully awful costume designs, terrible voice acting, and horrific main character. Plus all the stop, giggle, throw out some sparkles with a dumb one-liner parts really stank it up for me.

    Sorry Mike, just couldnt enjoy the gameplay as much as I wanted to.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Filofax

    Bayonetta was an ok game, but it just pales in comparison to God of War III.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Michael O’Connor

    The ludicrous design is part of its charm. And its story is irrelevant.

    Games are called games for a reason, not stories. Because of a little thing called *gameplay*. And as far as gameplay goes, Bayonetta is one of the most sublime, zen like gaming experiences you will find.

    You’re disliking the game based on stylistic choices. That’s just close-mindedness.

    I will never understand this obsession with story. If I want a compelling story, I’ll play a (decent) RPG or watch a movie. You’re basically paying for the chore of seeing the next cut-scene, which is utterly redundant in *game*play.

    And God of War 3′s gameplay is absolutely godawful. How anyone can enjoy that combat is beyond me – it has absolutely no sense of skill or movement to it. Your blades just randomly slide through everything with no sense of contact until a arbitrary health-bar is depleted.

    That kind of gameplay was out-dated when Devil May Cry was released. Now it’s just flat out archaic.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Hunam

    Games are a mix of story, atmosphere and gameplay, saying one is more important that the other I feel is just as negative as hating a game just because one of those 3 aspects is not very good. I can understand though, the gameplay of bayonetta is fucking amazing, perfect maybe, but I hate the characters entirely and I fucking hate the cutscenes, they’re abysmal. The gameplay is great but I lose a lot of drive to play the game because I honestly couldn’y give a fuck about any of the characters in it and don’t want to have to waste my time loading god awful cutscenes to just skip them, that’s if they don’t jam silly QTE into them :|

    #20 5 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    O’Connor just shut up while you still are breathing. If it wasn’t for the fact I knew you were Irish I’d swear you have a mental problem, but I know its just you daily alcohol consumption that is kicking in.

    Just go to sleep.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. The Hindle

    Hunam just summed summed up Bayonetta for me. Amazing gameplay everthing else not so much.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Michael O’Connor

    TEA: Troll harder.

    “Games are a mix of story, atmosphere and gameplay, saying one is more important that the other I feel is just as negative as hating a game just because one of those 3 aspects is not very good.”

    It depends entirely on the game. Story and atmosphere is half of what makes Uncharted 2 a truly amazing game, but in the case of Bayonetta, its *meant* to be tacky and silly. If someone can’t appreciate that, they’re completely missing the point.

    They’re hating someone for what it is, instead of what it isn’t.

    Me and my friends just sat and laughed at the cutscenes while I was playing them. That’s the whole point.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. spiderLAW

    Hunam – Great points there!

    That too makes sense, Mike. I just dont see the sillyness of Bayonetta as humorous. I dont think the developer’s choice of design complimented the gameplay at all.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. zoopdeloop

    Bayonetta has great gameplay but it’s overall “kitsch” style puts a lot of people off.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Eregol

    Aren’t they doing a GoW3 bundle?
    Am sure it was announced.
    Pretty sure they’ll have plenty of PS3s available.
    They’re probably trying to drum up retail hysteria to boost sales.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    “Not even shite gameplay. *sighs*”

    The only opinion I’ve heard in the entire universe thus far who thinks God of War 3 is shit. Mind you, it’s coming from someone who stated he’s never played the game, only the demo..

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Michael O’Connor

    “The only opinion I’ve heard in the entire universe thus far who thinks God of War 3 is shit. Mind you, it’s coming from someone who admits he’s never played the game, only the demo..”

    I don’t need to. The core gameplay mechanics, how Kratos controls, are exactly the same as they are in the demo.

    The person watching me playing it at the time also thought it was terrible. I guess we’re both just at an age where we need more than flashy violence to enjoy an experiences.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Eregol

    To be honest Michael
    The demo is taken from chapter 3 of the game.
    A point that you’ll reach in the game proper with more skills and toys to use and mix things up a bit.

    Yes the core will still be the same, but there’ll be more to do with it.

    If Edge gave it an 8 it’s hardly shit.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Michael O’Connor

    I wasn’t aware I had to agree with Edge’s score. They gave Dragon Age a 5, and I consider it a 9.

    It’s called personal opinion. And my personal opinion is that the core combat is absolutely terrible.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. DaMan

    “kitsch” is certainly a very wrong word to describe Bayonetta.

    it was deliberately done the way similar to DMC and it’s protagonist.

    she’s actually a decent character. fair enough if you just personally don’t like it of course, but calling her a joke says more about your narrow mindedness and perception. I’m afraid many people are too one dimensional and shallow, thus can’t see past her appearance and seemingly “silly” lines.

    also, GoW has never been anything serious gameplay wise. a casual button masher with flashy graphics. it actually pales in comparison with a wonderful, refreshing mix of DMC and Super Mario Galaxy that is Bayo.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    I got GoW3 last night at midnight been playing it off and on throughtout my opinion best God of War out no joke. They not raise the bar with technology but story so far is just godly. :P

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Mike Honcho

    OMFG ….. first few hours of GOW3 ….. got down on my knees & thanked the heavens for my PS3.

    If O’Connor considers GOW3 combat mechanics as “terrible” …. wonder what he would consider as great?

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Kerplunk

    Bayonetta’s great and has a style that definitely sets it apart from its peers.

    God of War is also great, but it’s only a button masher if you play it on the lower difficulties and choose to play it as a button masher. Try it on a grade where the enemies block and counter your moves and see how far button mashing gets you!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Edward Cullen

    Michael O’Connor said:
    “The ludicrous design is part of its charm. And its story is irrelevant.”

    Let’s rephrase that shall we..

    The ludicrous BADASSERY,ANGERASSERY,AND EPICNESS of the STORY is part of its charm. And its combat is irrelevant.

    “It depends entirely on the game. Story and atmosphere is half of what makes Uncharted 2 a truly amazing game, but in the case of Bayonetta, its *meant* to be tacky and silly. If someone can’t appreciate that, they’re completely missing the point.”

    No O’connor YOU completely miss the point. God of War is *meant* to have a simple combat to have the player focus on the EPIC battle that is ensuing, not the complicated combos he should be pulling off. Not all games should be difficult O’Connor GAMES are called games for a reason not CHORES.

    “They’re hating someone for what it is, instead of what it isn’t.”

    Didn’t you just contradicted yourself there? ;)

    …it did not have to be this way O’Connor…this path is of your choosing…

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Eregol

    I love the fact that Michael O’Connor shouts everyone down who criticises what he says about GoW3 with ‘It’s my opinion’ while ignoring the fact that he constantly re-iterates how shit he finds the game when someone says how good they think it is.

    It’s just opinion O’Connor.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Edward Cullen

    What’s wrong with this guy is when he doesn’t like a game he thrashes it, and puts a microscope on every tinsy-winsy flaw a game has. Which surprise! A thing every game have! And make horrible remarks about it, which I will go as far as calling it trolling.

    Word of advise O’Connor, you can have your opinions but be careful with it. I’m not telling you to sugar-coat it. But don’t shit-coat it either.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. OlderGamer

    What shortages? I guess must be somewhere but in NE NA, plenty of PS3 and xb360s on walmarts and gamestop shelves. Wiis are still hit and miss tho.

    I just checked Walmart Online is offering 4 PS3 options, all of them IN STOCK.

    This is PR if I ever heard it.

    Oh and the grumpy old man gamer in my head says GoWIII is over rated. QTE isn’t gameplay. Gameplay lacks depth. Graphics, gore, and sex will sell this game.

    #38 5 years ago

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    GTA Online’s new Heists content was previewed by various outlets at GDC 2015 this week, and according to hands-on with the free upcoming content, there’s over 20 hours worth of things to do and quite a bit of money to gain. Oh, and a VTOL Hydra jet too. According to a really informative piece from […]

  • Activision Blizzard makes Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list

    For the first time, Activision Blizzard has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 2015. The survey conducted by Fortune found the company “ranked highly with its employees” which felt the atmosphere was friendly and place in which they could “be themselves.” “We have always considered Activision Blizzard to be […]

  • Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend nets players special monster skin

    A Evolve community event is taking place this weekend, and participants will receive a special skin for Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith. Dubbed the Evolve Hunt for Gold Weekend, it’s the first in a series of upcoming online community challenges and events taking place over the coming months. Those who log-in starting today at 9pm PST […]

  • This video teases contents of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3

    A teaser video and images for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3 have been posted by Capcom. The assets can be considered potential spoilers, so just be aware of that before having a look. The game’s Season Pass costs $20, and the disc version releases March 17 in North America and on March 20 […]

  • GTA Online Heists teaser video is extremely short

    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]