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PSP2: Touch-screen, two cameras, games for “end 2010, beginning 2011″

Monday, 17 May 2010 13:09 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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If you thought a hint that PSP2 may make an appearance at E3 was exciting, get a load of this shit.

Baby steps.

  • MCV rumoured last week that Sony “could” announce PSP2 at E3.
  • VG247 goes digging. According to a source familiar with the matter, it’s “99 percent” it isn’t an E3 reveal.
  • But there’s much, much more.
  • Multiple British sources have confirmed that PSP2 NDAs have been in place at publishers and developers for many months.
  • PSP2 has two cameras, one forward and one backward facing.
  • It has a touch-screen, but apparently it has retained the trademark physical PlayStation buttons.
  • UK sources were previously working towards a “2010″ release. This is now “2011″.
  • One source would be “amazed” if there was any kind of physical media involved. We’ve been told it “could” be 3G-enabled, as opposed to the WiFi-only PSP go. This bit was sketchy.
  • Multiple PSP2 games are being made in Britain right now. Some have even already been canned.
  • There have been “finished units” in the UK, but we haven’t spoken to anyone that’s seen a final case.
  • When asked directly about reveal timing, one source said, “If the games were aiming for end 2010, beginning 2011, and now it’s a 2011 release, I’d say a gamescom or TGS announce for launch early next year”.
  • One source told us the machine is “fucking powerful,” being based on a four-core Cell CPU. PS3 runs on an eight-core version.

Crapped yourself yet? Good. Remember, “99 percent” certainty leaves “1 percent” of uncertainty. Don’t take your eyes of Jack’s hands in Sony’s E3 press conference on June 15.

We will, of course, be there.

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47 Comments

  1. Mike

    Ah, I didn’t read it properly. Face buttons are still there. My bad.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Egon Superb

    We’ve trying to come up with a better name for it in the office. Best we’ve got is PiSsPot.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. BillyBatts

    Not exactly a looker, is she?

    Still… *sex wee*

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    2 analogues please.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bulk Slash

    Four core Cell? Will it come with its own power plant? I’d think a Tegra based system more likely, but who knows what Sony are up to.

    If they can make it the same size as the PSP Go and include a phone in it, they could be serious competition for Apple.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Aimless

    That’s just a random mock-up, BillyBatts. One created by someone with no consideration for ergonomics.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I like how some games have “already been canned”. Start as you mean to go on, and all that. :-D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    “being based on a four-core Cell CPU”

    WHAT? LOL?

    And how Sony is going to make MONEY?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Yoshi

    Why touchscreen though? WHATS WRONG WITH HAVING BUTTONS *CRIES*

    #9 5 years ago
  10. cookiejar

    Even if they don’t talk about it at E3, they should do an Apple ‘One more thing’ line at the end, then just flash a PSP 2 logo with Coming Soon underneath.

    That would be good.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Kaufer

    3G? As in PSphone? Well, I hope they have the good sense to put the mic where its actually useful unlike its placement in the PSPgo.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. V_Ben

    good grief. that sounds pretty swanky :-D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mojo

    wow, that comes unexpected, doesnt it?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. OrphanageExplosion

    It’s not a four core Cell, it’s a four core version of the graphics chip in the iPad.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DJ Deathstar

    To be fair as long as it has to analog nubs like it obviously will, then i’m prob sold already on this! Very unlikely 2010 though surely, although Sony probably enjoy pissing on the faces of those who bought a Go

    #15 5 years ago
  16. James91

    A PSP with a Cell chip with 4 SPE’s? (note SPE’s, not actual cores. PS3 has 7 SPE’s)

    The battery life would be horrible were they to do that, plus how would you cool the bloody chip in it?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    please tell me thats fake PLEASE!!!! :D (must read rest of article brb)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    It’s a fake.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    Ok this is crazy, a 4 cell core processor WOW! This is going to be great. Good job Garratt!

    #19 5 years ago
  20. polygem

    great news. i love the idea of handhelds…loved the launch psp. it had some awesome games…got tired of it though because with few exceptions there weren´t many good new games anymore…always hoped for a ms handheld beyond zune hd. but this seems not to happen…2 analog sticks and all this graphic power and i´m in…definitely. i´m not a big fan of supermultitasking devices because they mostly suck, but on the other hand a mobile phone function would be great. it will need a clever overall design though. i hope sony will take the time to make everything right…would love to get rid of my iphone 2g finally. it´s a good phone, a phantastic mp3 player but a sucker for games.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    I still don’t get it.
    Why Sony need 4 Cell Processor cores on the fucking handheld system. We are going to play Crysis 2 on the Go or what?

    Whats the point of this? It’s like Sony wants to make a bad start with it or make five hundred and ninty nine US dollars with Giant Enemy Crab again?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Hakkiz

    Just wondering how “portable” could it be with Cell. My first-gen PSP is pretty much dead after a couple of hours of operation. That’s not portable. Even my laptop can last twice longer and it still feels limiting.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    @22 Relax, Cell processor is like your 2 finger-nails. It’s very small.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. The Hindle

    Sony should be focusing on the Ps3 not handhelds. There goes the suprises at E3 guys no point watching now lol.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. xino

    all bull!
    release date is 2011, now saying they’ve finish the product in UK!?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. tontsa91

    We dont need a touch screen, thats all i have to say.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. JonFE

    @Erthazus:

    He is not worried about the size of the thing, but about its battery life…

    #27 5 years ago
  28. El_MUERkO

    I’m interested… as long as they don’t make it for midget hands and give us two decent analogue nubs.

    Ideally I’d want easy porting of PS3 games. UFC 2011 on PSP2 would do me just fine :)

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Monk

    if it`s PSPphone, then it`s sold for me :-) .

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    A phone? No thanks, dont want to pay an operator just to play games.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. PS3_Rules

    @4

    Exactly, 2 not 1 as that is where the PSP failed.
    I have no interest in anything touch screen when it comes to gaming, it’s nice to know it will be a feature and not mandatory. :)

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Hunam

    $599?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. z0phi3l

    @Aimless Someone with no consideration for ergonomics, like the design for the PSP Go?

    #33 5 years ago
  34. ExclusivesMostly

    WTF, Patrick is that really the best looking concept you could find on the entire web. damn, if it even looks remotely like this the world will end on its release date,i mean the entire world not just gaming. its that awful!!!

    @5: I would seriously consider replacing my IPhone, especially if it is as “fucking powerful” as the article says.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. manamana

    Gosh, what takes so long? Two damned analog nubs and better grfx! Thats all that matters!!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Galactic_Barret

    @34 Right!? The wife looked at it, and thought it was cute. I sighed and told her it was ugly. She shrugged, and pondered if it was a ‘Girl thing’.

    I would hope to high heaven that its nowhere near the final design, but could a different design actually increase its desirability with different genders?

    #36 5 years ago
  37. frostquake

    I love my PSP But HATE Sony’s Track Record.

    1. Their ability to Re-Download Titles is atrocious. I don’t know if anyone remembers a Little Sony Program, called “Sony Connect”. You could buy songs and music videos, and put them on multiple devices, including the PSP! I loved it, Unlike i-tunes, which only allows one download and if you loose them, even your back-ups, your screwed! So I gave up on i-tunes for a year and spent a TON of money on songs and music videos on Sony Connect. Then BAM they shut down Sony Connect, but I wasn’t worried, I had back-ups on computers and multiple Sony Memory sticks! Then BAM..Hard Drives ate themselves and the PS3 Truncated the Memory Sticks, I lost EVERYTHING, over $1000.00 US… Since I had no Hard Media, like CD’s I was screwed…If I want the songs, cd’s, or music videos again, its spending that money all over again.

    2. Sony is now coming along with with Games, Video, and other media that you can download. First they restrict how many times you can download it. Doesn’t matter if you point out you can listen to a CD, or DVD or Blu-Ray 100′s of times, they only want to let you download it up to 5 times at most!!! So now Games as well, but only up to 5 Downloads yet again, or 5 PSP’s…

    3. Will Sony be here in 40 years?? Probably, but maybe not…then EVERYTHING, and I MEAN EVERYTHING you Bought as Download only will be gone, along with $1000′s of dollars. I still have Disney Movies in Clam Shells that are VHS that I can still watch in my VCR in the Guest Bedroom.

    Give me Unlimited Downloads or give me Hard Media. I like not having to carry around alot of crap to play in my devices, but I also like Re-Downloading items that get corrupted on Memory cards, and not being charged again and again. I have NEVER and I mean NEVER had a UMD go bad on me in my PSP-1000, but I have had PSP games that I downloaded to my PSP get corrupted on the Memory Card, I have had a Ton of memory Cards go bad, where I had to re-download the game! Read Sony’s Download Policies…they can change them ANY TIME!!! But Owning the UMD, they can’t do a DAMN thing. I can play that game over and over and over and over again. Sony Won’t be coming to my House to collect my UMD’s after the PSP is long dead. Sure maybe my PSP or the 3 other PSP’s that the family has might die and then the UMD is Dead.

    I hate the UMD as much as anyone else when it comes to carrying them around, but it sure beats not having to buy the game over and over again when the Download game goes bad or Sony stops selling or supporting it. So my Fugly UMD’s will work much longer then those DL Games that will eventually disappear.

    Sony has got to do something on the Software side before I will trust them again…I was burned badly by Sony Connect Music service, so they have a long way to go before I will trust them again.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Steve-0

    UGH. The repeating of false information annoys me. The PS3 has 1 core and 8 Secondary Processing Units. Not 8 cores.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Kaufer

    @frostquake
    You can re-download games unlimited times. The 5 limit is the number of devices it can be shared on, using one PSN ID. That means on your sixth ps3 or psp, unless you deactivate/de-authorize aleast one of the 1 to 5 ps3 or psp from your account/PSN ID you wont be able to re-download on the sixth. Videos are a different case, i think. You only get to download completely only once, unless its free. It can’t be shared on different consoles. But you can backup it.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Galactic_Barret

    You can redownload your games as many times as you want on the same system, up to 5 times for any others.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. 742GV

    Why is Cell installed? Where is the source? It is nonsense.

    The answer.
    ARM Cortex CPU & PowerVR SGX5 GPU

    http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/column/kaigai/20100308_352958.html
    http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/column/kaigai/20100309_353492.html

    #41 5 years ago
  42. themba.b

    they should make it hav 2 analogue sticks and umd & download compatible
    Umd to me still beats DL anyday

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Psychotext

    Nice try crazy spambot.

    Aww… was deleted. :(

    #43 5 years ago
  44. theevilaires

    why the hell you posting on one month old news? I thought this was new and pissed my pants!

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Psychotext

    I didn’t bump it. There was a rather odd spambot post in here, but someone deleted it just after I replied.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. theevilaires

    I thought that was your job, install fireshot on your browser to catch it next time :D

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Go To College

    Dont Worry its a Very good job …
    Go To College

    #47 4 years ago

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    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]