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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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    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 http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — 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 […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]