Vanquish being built on PS3 first to avoid a dodgy port

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 22:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has said that his decision to develop Vanquish for PS3 first was because he wanted to make sure it was not a shoddy port.

Speaking with PSM3, Mikami said that once the team figures out how to make the game for PS3, it will move onto Xbox 360 next.

“The team knows less about making games for PS3 than Xbox 360, so we thought the sensible thing to do was to make the game on PS3 first then move it over to Xbox,” he said.

“If we can get Vanquish to a certain standard on PS3, we can make Xbox the same.”

Mikami revealed this morning that he’s to form a new studio in Tokyo after the release of Vanquish.

Via CVG.


  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]


  1. M337ING

    In my opinion, this is the best way to approach multi-platform development, unless you’re using Cryengine 3.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O’Connor

    “In my opinion, this is the best way to approach multi-platform development, unless you’re using Cryengine 3.”

    If Sony weren’t such cock-blocks with their hardware, this wouldn’t be an issue. *HAVING* to develop for the more poorly designed hardware just so you can effectively port a game is utterly retarded.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    If it means there’s more parity between formats then happy days. Let um do what they like!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Alakratt

    O’Connor your hatred for Sony finally comes to light. I’ll have to thank M337ING for his comment, thanks!!

    Amazing, it is sooooo difficult because “poorly designed hardware” but yet, Naugthy Dog, Sony Santa Monica, Guerilla Studios, Sucker Punch, Media Modicule, I know these are 1st and 2nd party studios, but Capcom, EA (especially Visceral), Ubisoft, Konami, Rocksteady, freaking Infinity Ward, Square-Enix (with FFXIII), Gearbox, Criterion, Vigil studios. ALL of those have made great exclusives, great ports on this “so called poorly designed hardware”.

    How many games have Platinum games made for the PS3? Oh yeah, none! Because Bayo-shit wasn’t made by them, as you know. So how can you expect them to say nice things about developing for the PS3 when they have practically NO experience with it?!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Michael O’Connor

    “O’Connor your hatred for Sony finally comes to light. I’ll have to thank M337ING for his comment, thanks!!”

    *yawn* Oh please do shut up. Criticism does not = hatred, you moronic little fanboy.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Alakratt

    moronic? not fanboy? maybe, but you are pathetic, c’mon, admit it pussy!!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Michael O’Connor

    Dear lord, these people get worse and worse.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DaMan

    does anybody know who’s ELPRESADOR?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. sg1974

    “There are very few occasions where I will actually directly insult someone …. and I never pull the first punch.”

    Who said that this week?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DaMan


    #10 5 years ago
  11. Michael O’Connor

    “There are very few occasions where I will actually directly insult someone …. and I never pull the first punch.”

    I fail to see your point. He pulled the first punch.

    “O’Connor your hatred for Sony finally comes to light.”

    Idiotic comments like this, and I’m more than willing to respond with exactly what I think. Ignorance is neither a privilege nor a right.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DjFlex

    I’ve been coming to VG247 since its inception and this is my first post. It’s a shame that the SDF has invaded here like so many other sites.

    Why does ANY criticism of the PS3 or its games either elicit a call for hatred of Sony or being called an xbot?

    Why can people criticize Microsoft, 360, Wii, Nintendo (even the PSPGo) with less backlash or name calling?

    I just don’t understand why the PS3 has to be on some kind of game console pedestal :(

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Michael O’Connor

    “Why does ANY criticism of the PS3 or its games either elicit a call for hatred of Sony or being called an xbot?”

    I don’t know why exactly, but PS3 fanboys tend to be especially aggressive about their format being criticised. I can only assume the PS3 has a generally younger userbase.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Talyis

    @O’Conner do us all a favor and stay at your cheap ass Gaming Vault site where you think you know anything about gaming because you copy what other sites post! You think because somebody says you always talk shit about Sony their meaning your an XBOX fanboy, Why does that make you an XBOX fanboy, why not a Wii fanboy? By you taking offense to your own accusation looks to me you are in fact an XBOX fanboy that’s not proud to be one!

    You wonder why PS3 fanboys take more offense to their console, well I have a theory you remember way back in 2005 when the 360 was released well like my and many other gamers we like to game, we buy any systems that interests us like me we bought a 360 and PS3 on release day. But they are some gamers that liked the PS3 better than the 360 and like me we were hated and bashed by gamers, journalists and even retailers at gamestop and other stores just because we bought a PS3, MS bashed the PS3 even before it released with all the MSNBC bashing and other company that work with MS. This was a sad attempt by MS to slow the sales of the PS3 and make Sony look bad right out the gate. Now I supported both systems while most of my friends were bitching about Sony’s release line-up, which was not bad compared to 360′s release line-up Perfect Dark, Kameo. the more the years past the better are games got as well as more games, even receiving some GOTY awards for there Exclusives. And now that PS3 fanboys start bashing back with the RROD comments and the lack of quality exclusives from the 360 it’s now to much bashing for people to handle but it was OK when MS and the 360 fanboys were doing it. It’s not that they get made it’s the fact they get excited when you bash there systems when it’s thriving like it is! So yeah you can also keep bitching about how hard the PS3 is to develope for even when Sony said they would help devs that needed it. And yet there are still devs out there that have it down and created top quality game that only rivaled by the PC, even though PC has the Obvious advantage in there constantly upgradable tech and the difference isn’t even much at all!

    Say what you want about Sony but they did things right this generation devs need to learn how to evolve!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Aimless

    The aggression arises from a mix of general idiocy and a (not entirely unjustified) sense of victimisation. Mainly idiocy, though; the common ground for every breed of fanboy.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. sg1974

    Why do many threads which end up in O’Connor getting criticised also end up with people who “rarely post” or are “posting for the first time” either defending him or backing up his viewpoint?

    Answers on a postcard to….

    #16 5 years ago
  17. sg1974

    “I fail to see your point. He pulled the first punch.”

    Part of the point is about insults, and you dish out persoanl insults and name calling aplenty, not rarely, and often with little or no provocation. As for first punches, you throw you’re fair share of firsts. The other day some posters whined about Molyneux, never mentioned you, and you blew a fuse at them as if you were Pete’s Mom. Or stalker.

    Drop the holier than thou act and you wouldn’t get so many complaints.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    O’Connor go get drunk and fall off a cliff or take a hint from psychotext.

    Now on the topic. I hope they ask naughty dog for some tips and remember guys use the CELL to handle most of the work load especially when it comes to the graphics because thats how you take the PS3 to the next level. the CELL is the key people. Unlock its power and you’ll release the true beast that Ken Kuturagi has built.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Spaced Oddity

    “…more poorly designed hardware…”

    Comments like this are what makes O’Connor appear to be an “xbot.” Poorly designed as far as ease of use perhaps, but the best things don’t come easy. Kutaragi is a mad genius who wrapped an albatros around the necks of the company he had been with for many years by creating this Frankenstein’s Monster of a machine. A machine capable of doing things any other console currently on the market could dream but will never see the light of day, though it requires a different way of programming, giving much of the burden to the CELL. While the negative to such a steep learning curve is seeing fewer smaller developers bring titles to the platform, the positive is that it will encourage and evolve techniques for game design thus pushing the medium forward. So while the lazy and ignorant can say the PS3 is a poorly designed piece of tech, it’s aiding in the maturing and experience of development.

    Concerning fanboys:
    They’re all morons, pure and simple, seeing what they want to see while ignoring any and all facts present. It is foolish to dismiss the existence of Xbox fanboys who have also flooded to this site like a cancer spreading to the last pure cells left. Fanboyism has expanded beyond the comment forums and into the media itself. Thankfully, the editors and contributors to this site remain unpartisan to any fanboyism, which is why I love this site. And Stephanny Nunnely. The girl has the key to our hearts. lol

    I was thrilled to discover Vanquish was going to be developed in-house, but even more so that it is PS3 lead. The technical issues are what prevented me from investing in the PS3 port of Bayonetta. In Mikami we trust! Cannot wait to see how this game turns out, though I wish there would be some type of multiplayer mechanic.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Michael O’Connor

    @ sg197

    Must be all my duplicate accounts, right? Lord forbid it might simply be that these people simply agree with me and thing you’re wrong. Thanks Aimless, Spaced Oddity, DjFlex, even if you duplicate accounts of mine! *laughs* Even if you don’t agree with my stance on the issue, at least you lot have the ability to discuss the subject like grown adults.


    1) Because I have been directly inferred to as an “Xbot” on constant occassions, despite regularly condemning things Microsoft do.

    2) Its amazing you say that about my site considering that 1) 99% of VG247′s news is taken from other sites as well, and 2) there are numerous unique articles flying around the site. How about you a little less cheap a tactic than futilely attempting to attack my character?

    3) I have, almost without exception, been exclusivly playing my PS3 over my 360 for the past month and a half, laregly due to the fact that ther have been SO MANY BRILLIANT GAMES coming out on it! So no, you don’t have a point. I most certainly have never attacked anyone for owning a PS3. I’ve attacked people solely for being ignorant idiots.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Bleak Harvest

    Sure is internet in here.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Mike Honcho

    O’Connor throws his statements around once again ….. just to see if anyone will bite.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Michael O’Connor

    If you’re going to try and bait me, at least try to be original about it.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Edward Cullen

    O’Connor FUCK YOU! YOU can suck my COCK!

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Michael O’Connor

    Ahahahaha. Wow, just… wow…

    Oh, internet fanboys.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Mike Honcho

    Michael O’Connor is god ….. Micheal O’Connor is a role model.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Michael O’Connor

    Damn straight!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Yoshi

    To be honest you all sound like fucking retards you all deserve a slap!

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Heavenfall

    Havent posten in ages but this needs a commnent!

    Just because some developers dont know how to develop on PS3, doenst make that system “poorly designed”. If anything is the developer that lacks the skills needed. Yes its different from the 360 system but look at uncharted 2, god of war 3, kz2, mgs4, LBP. All examples of the power of the PS3, IF you know how to develop on it.

    Poorly designed hardware? No chance
    Different designed hardware? Yes

    Poorly would be a matter of opinion i guess. But seeing the immense quality of some ps3 exclusives makes me think that lesser developers dont have the skill, the money needed or the will needed to develop for PS3.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. dirigiblebill

    Serious bizniz etc.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Blerk

    Bloody norah!

    #31 5 years ago
  32. robmlufc

    Its getting hot in here..!! Its been proven time and again that its just lazy developers that dont like the PS3.

    haha.. and to be fair, fanboys can bash the PS3 all they want, but theres only one place to play GOW3 :)

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Michael O’Connor

    “Its been proven time and again that its just lazy developers that dont like the PS3.”

    No, it hasn’t been even remotely “proven” in the slightest. It’s opinion.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    Question for everyone. Do you think a similar hardware design will be used for PS4?

    I don’t think it really matters if the design is better in technical terms, if people don’t have the skills or tools to exploit it then the point is moot.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Blerk

    I always think it’s unfair to label developers as ‘lazy’. Making a game is bloody hard, even a simple one. If one system offers a much easier development process via a more straight-forward architecture and/or better tools then there’s little surprise that developers would favour that route.

    Sony miss this trick time and again and the fact that there are awesome games on Sony platforms is absolute proof that developers aren’t the lazy fat-arses that people who’ve never written a line of code in their life paint them out to be.

    Awesome games on PS2/PS3 arrived despite the development challenges – but just think how much more awesome they could have been if development had been a breeze?

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Bulk Slash

    Well said Blerk. Finding coders talented enough to work with the SPE and having enough money to invest time in properly exploiting it is very hard.

    I think now that Sony have sent Krazy Ken out to pasture future consoles from them will be more conventional in their configuration. I suspect Microsoft will have also taught them a lesson about providing more user friendly development tools too.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Eregol

    The Castlevania devs said the same thing.
    But Platinum put it in a much nicer way.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Michael O’Connor

    “Question for everyone. Do you think a similar hardware design will be used for PS4?”

    Sony has *always* developed hard-to-develop for hardware. Apparently the idea is the “squeeze out potential” or some other pretentious crap.

    “Awesome games on PS2/PS3 arrived despite the development challenges – but just think how much more awesome they could have been if development had been a breeze?”


    #38 5 years ago
  39. DrDamn

    “Sony has *always* developed hard-to-develop for hardware.”

    I know, but I think they may just have taken the hint this time. They will be ditching the Cell.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Blerk

    We thought they’d have taken the hint after the PS2 though, didn’t we?

    I think it’s more likely that the PS4 will be a multi-Cell machine than it is that they’d ditch everything and start again from scratch, providing the Cell’s still an ongoing project by the time they get around to finalizing the PS4′s specs. Everyone should be used to it by then so that would lower the learning curve significantly, and it’d make it much simpler to provide PS3 backwards compatibility.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. DrDamn

    Last rumours were that they were looking at using an IBM Power7 CPU and more traditional architecture.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Blerk

    Sony and Microsoft should totally team up next time around and make a machine together. If only to see the resulting fanboy implosion. :-D

    #42 5 years ago
  43. ARFarokhi

    “I can only assume the PS3 has a generally younger userbase.”
    LOL Are you kidding me?!
    See this:
    Does PSN have some kids like this?! does PS3 have VIVA PINATA?!

    #43 5 years ago
  44. The Hindle

    I cant see the Ps4 being a huge step over the Ps3 hardware wise, i think Sony will do what Nintendo did with the Wii and use enhanced Ps3 parts. They have lost way too much money with the Ps3 to do anything else.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. redlander

    When did VG247 turn into the EG comments section?

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Bulk Slash


    Technically they worked together this generation. Sony paid IBM to develop a custom PowerPC core and Microsoft got IBM to steal it. ;)

    #46 5 years ago
  47. The Hindle

    People are saying the PS3 is a poory designed machine based off what Platinum games say yet if you read that article Mikami says he knows less about making a game for the PS3. There is nothing said about poorly designed in that sentance.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Michael O’Connor

    “People are saying the PS3 is a poory designed machine based off what Platinum games say”

    Uuuuh… no. People are saying the PS3 is a poorly designed machine that is hard to develop for due to a rudimentary understanding of technology and years of proof. Platinum Games is just a recent example.

    Console based on basic PC architecture Console based on complex architecture.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. The Hindle

    What examples can you offer then O connor that the Ps3 is a poorly designed machine, apart from the obvious Bayonetta port? If all the consoles were designed the same gaming would be boring, the cell processor has shown its incredibly powerfull if used right with games like Uncharted 2 and Gow 3.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Michael O’Connor

    Every single game with a mandatory installation.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Blerk

    That’s purely down to the Blu-Ray drive not being fast enough though, surely?

    I wouldn’t call the PS3 ‘badly designed’, just ‘unnecessarily different’. PC architecture has evolved to be pretty simple for a very good reason.

    But I completely disagree with your assumption that different console architectures lead to more interesting games, Hindle. Without that learning curve developers would have tons more time to put into the actual games rather than fighting to learn new ways of doing the same stuff.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Michael O’Connor

    “I wouldn’t call the PS3 ‘badly designed’, just ‘unnecessarily different’.”

    Same difference. It’s difference for difference’s sake.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Eregol

    Tomonobu Itagaki reckons the SNES was harder to develop for than the PS3 though.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. The Hindle

    I personally wouldnt want all the consoles to be designed the same way as all the exclusives would start to look the same. Uncharted 2 looks like it does because of the Cell and Blue Ray.

    Left 4 Dead is so bloody good because of the 360s online design. Mario Galaxy and Wii sports are so dam fun because it makes full use of the Wiis strengths.

    It may be a good idea if they were but id say it would be really bad for games in general. The install is something the 360 can do as well and ive never had a problem with it.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Blerk

    The SNES was a product of its time, though. These days we have standard ways of doing stuff, there’s no need to keep reinventing the wheel for the sake of it.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. theevilaires

    O’Connor I swear you are the most ignorant fucker to ever post on this site next to BDH. STFU or I will rip your ass a new one. I’m tired of your shit. You don’t like peoples opinions well just ignore them, stop quoting every fucking body.

    Go to your site O’Connor and harass the people there….oh sorry you don’t get any visitors at that shit site. Do us all a favor and leave like psychotext.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. cookiejar

    Yep, its more of a bugger to develop for than the others. But the end product on some of the games that take full advantage of it, is absolutely worth it, and look better than anything else.

    Having said that though, they are mainly Sony games. So if Sony helped out third parties more, they would get better results.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Michael O’Connor

    “O’Connor I swear you are the most ignorant fucker to ever post on this site next to BDH.”

    “You don’t like peoples opinions well just ignore them, stop quoting every fucking body.”

    You are a very dark-coloured pot calling an extremely clean kettle black, my good man. *shakes his head and laughs*

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Gheritt White

    Ignore button NOW, please!

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Eregol

    Sony have extended their hands to third parties to offer help.
    It’s up to those third parties to take up the offer.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Artheval_Pe

    O’Connor [...] STFU or I will rip your ass a new one.

    I wonder how you’re going to do that ^^

    To O’Connor : Gabe Newell thought that Sony deliberatly designed the PS3 so that the code written for that platform wouldn’t work well anywhere else. The strategy for Sony was that since they were the leaders, they could force everybody to develop for their console, having developers spending most of their R&D budget on PS3 programming, leaving little room for R&D on programming for other consoles.

    So, probably not for the sake of being different, but for the sake of gaining a strategic advantage (that as in fact turned against them).

    (By the way, that comment was made before the PS3 came out, so Gabe didn’t know at that time that it wouldn’t perform that well at first)

    #61 5 years ago
  62. DjFlex

    Oh well…another game site’s forums destroyed by PS3 fanboys. The animosity and name calling towards others who disagree is beyond childish.
    And to actually think that my comment was thought of as an O’Connor alternate account just shows the delusion of PS3 fanboys…jeez!

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Eregol

    I love how you only blame PS3 fanboys.
    There have been plenty of examples of 360 fanboys doing their very best to ruin things as well you know?

    A lot of us are sensible and like to actually have a discussion. So, don’t tar us all with the same brush.

    #63 5 years ago
  64. Joe_Gamer

    Now Ladies, there are all types of fan-bois, no need to fight about which is worse they are all too ignorant to realize that it is in fact the PC that is the greatest Mwuahahahaha

    PS, No seriously, it’s all about the PC

    #64 5 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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