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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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  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

    Information pertaining to the story and setting in Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has been detailed by Famitsu. According to what Siliconera reports, several centuries after leaving Earth, humans have created the “Galactic Federation” in order to maintain unified order and peace after years and years of war. But all is not peaceful, as […]

  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

    Modders are busy working on a Nintendo 3DS homebrew app which turns the system into a remote desktop. A post on the gbatemp forum (thanks, Eurogamer) shows the app in action running World of Warcraft on a 3DS – although not perfectly. At present, the app has a rather low frame-rate, but development is still […]

  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

    Hyperdimension Neptunia fans will be pleased to know three games in the franchise have release dates for Steam and Vita. Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, which was announced for western audiences last year, will arrive on PS Vita will be released digitally and and at retail in North America on May 19 and in Europe […]

  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

    Remember when a Dragon Age: Inquisition survey popped up and outed possible content for the title? It’s happened again and this time it’s for the next Mass Effect game. Note: take the information contained herein with a grain of salt. Surveys, if this one is legit, are usually sent out to test ideas and aren’t […]

  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

    More GTA 5 information has been posted by modders poking around in the files of the PC version. This time, instead of zombies and horses, textures for the Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT vehicles have been found. New leaked vehicles Barbarian, Detonator and Tampa are also mentioned in the thread. A screencap of the files […]

  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

    Sony Pictures wants the Uncharted film to be similar in tone to the National Treasure franchise, but not as soft or silly, and with deeper romantic storyline than the Nicolas Cage films. The information on the upcoming film was pulled from emails and database files derived from the Sony Pictures hack last year by North […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

    DICE boss Patrick Bach has promised Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” as the game carries the Battlefront title for a reason. Speaking with Eurogamer during Day 2 of the Star Wars Celebration yesterday, Bach said the team stayed true to the “core ethos” of the Battlefront series by adhering to what […]

  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

    Valve has implemented a new policy on Steam which limits user accounts which have spent less than $5 through the store. The new policy is to protect users from phishing scams and spam. If the users hasn’t spent anything on the store, they at least have to have $5 sitting in their Steam Wallet. This […]

  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

    Sony is hosting another Flash Sale on the North American store with plenty of action games, and some films, to help get your weekend started. The list is super long, so here’s a few highlights: Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Bayonetta Beyond Good & Evil HD Castlevania: Harmony of Despair […]

  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

    It appears Postal 2 has a new add-on available. No, it’s not for the 2003 version, but the Complete Edition which was greenlit on Steam 10 years later. Called Paradise Lost, the add-on stars the Dude and contains a new single-player story campaign and new areas featuring free-roam gameplay. The original voice actor for the […]

  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]