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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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  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    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 […]