Sections

Nielsen – Blu-ray is primary motivator when buying a PS3

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 07:47 GMT By Patrick Garratt

ps3slim3

Research company Nielsen, polling 700 people, has found that features, not games, are generally the most important factor in deciding whether or not to buy a PS3.

A whopping 65 percent of those questioned said Blu-ray playback was the biggest draw of PS3 hardware, although 62 percent said they wanted access to the machine’s games library.

Despite the fact that buying a specific game does not rank high on the list of reasons for acquiring a PS3, GOW III was the most popular game among those who mentioned that a particular title is a Top 5 motivator of their console purchase.

Across a list of 20 PS3 titles including Heavy Rain, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Little Big Planet and Gran Turismo 5, one-third of gamers indicate GOW III as their first choice.

There’s loads more here.

nielsenps3

Latest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

49 Comments

  1. Isuru86

    Bullcrap…I just bought my PS3 for GoW3

    #1 5 years ago
  2. kofoed

    I just bought a PS3 for Blu-ray players mostly, but also for some of the games.

    So seems right to me.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gadzooks!

    I bought mine primarily as a Bluray player but I do enjoy the occasional exclusive on it too.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. revolting

    Likely to be questioned by the Sony loyalists, but personally, I don’t disagree with this. I own both a PS3 and a 360. While I do play games on my PS3, the primary motivator for me getting it was as a blu-ray player following demise of HD-DVD, with the added bonus that I can also play PS3 exclusives that my 360 would never see. While I do enjoy the games I play on it, were it not for the Blu-ray part, I wouldn’t have bothered.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. 52pickup

    Bought mine for Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank back in 07. Forgot all about the Blu-ray until a month after and went out straight away and picked a blu-ray up to see what it was like.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    This must be why I haven’t bought one! I couldn’t give a shit about Blu-Ray movies. :-)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    I don’t give a shit about Blu Ray at all. I never watched Blu ray movies on it.

    I bought PS3 for the specific game only. So i’m 12%
    As i said before, i don’t give a shit about what console to purchase, but i need the next chapter in Metal Gear Solid series.

    + 700 people is not a real deal in this poll and it’s really nice that there is only one modern console that looks like modern console and have everything you need.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Detale

    We’re looking at this the wrong way. Blu-Ray playback is obviously the number one excuse used by young men to convince their partners that they should have a PS3 in their home. Well, it worked for me…

    I certainly couldn’t have justified dropping £450 on a PS3 just for a couple of new games alone. My missus required slightly more persuasion than that, and watching high definition movies (be it on Blu-Ray or streamed from my laptop) has become a huge part of what we use the console for. Had LittleBigPlanet been around when we bought it, she might not have needed so much convincing.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    Blu-Ray Movies is what I use mine for the most.

    As for games, what a lot of people seem to never understand is that gamers own multi systems. I know it differs from region to region(I’ll never understand you Euro :) ) But most people I know of own and play on xbox360. Almost all of them own a Wii as well. And, believe it or not, I don’t know anyone personialy that owns a PS3. I think, maybe one of my kids has a friend that does. Pretty sure in fact, but I know they also have a xb360.

    In the states for the most part that means that gamer use LIVE to play with their friends. They play multiplat games on xb360. Obviously they play the xb360 exclusive. And this survey would suggest that they use bluray more then games on PS3.

    I do game on mine, now and then. When a quality exclusive comes along.

    The funny part is I don’t buy blurays much at all either. They are too expensive, and because they won’t work on SD it limits what rooms I can watch the movies in, on what TV, and with what players. I also can not trade the movies to my family because they don’t have bluray players. So 95% of the time we buy SD versions of our movies. Both PS3 and xb360 upscale them anyways. Not like the upscaled SD movies are bad looking.

    Not to mention that but Netflix charges extra for accounts recieving bluray discs, again because of the price.

    When new bluray movies cost 10bucks, when bluray players cost the same as SD ones, and when I have a HDTV in every room, when my family also has the same, we will own more blurays.

    Also, Netflix instant streaming reduces the need for blurays, and buying movies in general, and it works on Wii, PS3, and xb360.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. frostquake

    I would agree with this, I bought my PS3 first for a Blu-Ray player, with hopes that down the line there would be some INCREDIBLE games…yet to happen on the Game Front. I mostly use it still for movies, and play R2 from time to time to keep my Medic Stats up. I collects as much dust as my Wii. I really only turn it on for games on Tuesday here in the US to see what the Updates are, which are usually poor! I tried Home, and Ewww Sodium One’s hover game held me for a few days, but Home is Dead to me now, though I am looking to get the Tree Home that has the Fishing game. If they would put TROPHIES in Home then a ton of more people would use Home..Home simply needs Trophies for every new thing they add. So besides turning it on for Tuesdays Updates, the rest of the time it is just eating Blu-Ray Movies I buy and that is it!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @9 Because Xbox 360 is an american system and Wii is a very cheap casual friendly system. Playstation 3 is more EURO friendly and for console gamers i think PS3 is the best choice in my opinion.
    I bought PS3 for the next Metal Gear chapter and maybe Final Fantasy XIII.
    Xbox 360 is recognized by Halo and FPS. US people probably like FPS games more then any other genre and Xbox 360 was much cheaper then PS3 and it was released one year earlier. So here it is why Xbox is popualr in US only.
    But i still can’t understand how can you buy a system that is not reliable much.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. reask

    ^So why is it selling so well in Europe then.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. daytripper

    i prefer the 360 as a overall gaming machine and hardly play any FPS on it as i dont like that genre apart from Half Life (orange box). i’m probably in the 1% for that one then.

    as for the ps3, i bought it for the exclusive games on that machine, blu ray is just a great bonus.

    “So here it is why Xbox is popualr in US only”

    i diagree, i’m not saying its the most popular because its not but with that statement you are making out everyone is just opting for PS3 and they are not, many people enjoy the xbox in europe (well the UK mainly)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    “But i still can’t understand how can you buy a system that is not reliable much.”

    360 reliability was terrible but it is no longer the case.

    PS3′s are failing with YLOD and diode problems as much as 360′s these days.

    The only truly reliable console is the Wii.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. daytripper

    mine YLOD’D with the insurance having run out the slim was out, bought that and i’m happy with it, runs a bit quieter too which is nice :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @14 Compared to 360 failure rates it is nothing, everybody know that and this thing actually don’t finish your hardware. You can repair it by yourself using manual. Just buy or download from torrents PS3LightsFix guide and you are done.

    But with 360, you can’t do that because after overheat you need to change some details and replace cooler.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    While I respect your two cents Erth, do you honestly feel that way?

    I mean how is PS3 more Euro friendly? I don’t understand that.

    I can tell you that I have had two systems die on me this generation. One was xb360(RRoD), and one was a BCPS3. I had to replace the PS3 out of pocket. And MS replaced my xb360.

    I have 3 xb360s in my house. I own the FFbundled one, and my kids are nearly attached to theirs. They run constantly. Knock on wood, no problems. Systems die. Regaurdless of the make or model they only have so many hours of life in them.

    For the record, I hate Halo. My profile shows like 1200 gamer points for Halo3. My kids played on it before they got their own systems. I don’t touch it, and didn’t like Reach/won’t be playing it either. I do like BFBC2, but not enough of a FPS fan to play it exclusivly.

    The biggest reasons(in my mind) that xb360 beats PS3 are:

    Launch price.

    Game selection.

    LIVE.

    Other people will claim that controls matter, all of their friends own a xb360, some people flip for blurays, some people like wireless built in PS3, lots of reasons a fan will defend his system of choice … but.

    A gamer?

    A gamer plays games. I don’t care what system a great game is on, I am going to do my best to buy it and play it.

    Honestly I can only think of a couple of games that are PS3 exlcusives that I feel are worthy of owning the system for. And to me, MGS is far from one of them. Too many damn cut scenes. I love Fat Princess(best PS3 Digital game out there). LBP was great. Modnation is intreging as hell. I think GoW and UC are both over rated. Same for HR(very boring). Those aren’t attacks, just honest opinions. I didn’t like them.

    Most of my fav games are multi plat.

    I am going to stop, because I am sure that to some I would end up sounding like a fan boy. Of course I am not, but that is all some folks will see.

    But I can tell you Erth, xb360 is not the evil you seem to think it is. I own all systems(and have for generations now), xb360 has the best online, best exlcusives, all of the multiplat games, LastFM, fantastic XBLA games(Castle Crashers anyone?), and at this point is as reliable as anything else on the market? Why do some people seem to break wear out their xb360s and not their PS3? Maybe they use the xb360s more.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. daytripper

    @17 yeah fat princess was/is awesome! warhawk is another PSN game that was great and many still play today, cant wait for starhawk or warhawk: operation tow missle hoes. warhawk is such a great game although i was wish it was on 360 aswell for the Xbox Live community/features.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Gheritt White

    All comes down to the controller for me. I prefer the feel of the X360′s joypad to the DualShock 3, so that’s the system I went for. Simples.

    I am planning to pick up a PS3 when they release PS Move bundle, but considering how little time I’ve spent with my console lately, I;m not sure if I can justify the expense…. especially when I need to upgrade by Mac so that I can play Diablo 3 next year!

    #19 5 years ago
  20. reask

    I reckon you’re wasting your time OG. :)
    I also own both and the cell hasn’t blown me away yet. ;)
    Not by a long shot.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    I own Warhawk! Was a lot of fun, but I fell behind on the DLC and I don’t know if that is why but at this point, unless I am playing during primetime(and I often don’t) I can’t find full games.

    They should have pulled a bungie, and allowed their old maps packs to go free after a set period of time. That keeps the comunity together and not splintered as much. Now that I have BFBC2, however, it would be hard to go back to a shooter like Warhawk.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @17 “I mean how is PS3 more Euro friendly? I don’t understand that.”

    Games of course. Really good selection for European Gamer. Thats it.

    “Most of my fav games are multi plat.”

    Absolutely. It comes to tastes. In my opinion this generation the best games are only exclusives.
    For multiplatform gaming my choice would be Xbox 360
    But i don’t have it for one reason: I enjoy playing Multiplatform games much more on the PC and i don’t want to Pay for LIVE:

    1) Mouse

    2) Keyboard

    3) Better graphics

    4) Free Online play

    5) Cheaper games

    I’m not saying that Xbox 360 is a bad choice, of course it’s not. But i’m a Gamer, right? Right. If i would take system for multiplatform games my choice is PC + games like Starcraft II, Diablo III, Total Wars are ONLY on PC. Not to mention about really great titles with cool graphics.

    And Xbox 360 is not EVIL in any way. The problem is behind the company – Microsoft.

    1) They cancelled Alan Wake on PC but teased it for years.

    2) 60$ for LIVE to play for the multiplayer. Tell me, how is this user friendly to play for the multiplayer where everywhere this feature is for free?
    Where i can use Internet on my PC that is much better then LIVE and PSN together?
    I don’t understand this as the European guy. All my life i played PC games and console games without paying for the multiplayer.

    @19 Diablo 3 next year? Probably not. They still need to finish expansions for Starcraft II

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Fanboy central in here.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. daytripper

    no

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DaMan

    no…..
    …..

    ..yes.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Blerk

    The PS3 has sold much better in mainland Europe than it has in the UK. The 360′s still ahead here, our tastes appear to be more in line with the US than our European neighbours.

    I’ve no idea why this is, but I’m kind of guessing that the UK are generally exposed to more US media – many European countries appear to have just “stuck with what they know”, which has worked out nicely for Sony because they were selling well there even when the PS3 was at its most expensive.

    That could be another reason, actually – British people are notorious cheapskates. :-D

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    @16

    “Compared to 360 failure rates it is nothing, everybody know that”

    Everybody knows that used to be the case. Everybody now knows it is no longer the case, except you it seems.

    “and this thing actually don’t finish your hardware.”

    Maybe one person in a thousand would actually take their console apart to fix it. YLOD or RROD means return to manufacturer, unless you are a tech engineer or electronics hobbyist.

    “But with 360, you can’t do that because after overheat you need to change some details and replace cooler.”

    That sounds suspiciously like someone who has no idea what they are talking about, but is making shit up to sound like they are in the know.

    The fact is that no ‘blahdetailsblah’ are changed and the ‘CoolerIthinkMaybeOrSomethingInnit’ is not replaced. When your console is returned to manufacturer with an RRoD or YLOD then the full motherboard is replaced regardless of error.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. DaMan

    360 sells more in Eastern Europe as well.

    .. wait, did we have this conversation already :? ?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Gadzooks!

    Oh, and Starhawk? Warhawk in space is almost certainly bound to be stuffed to the gills with rich creamy WIN.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. daytripper

    @29 it will make up for lucasarts being absolute dog turds over the failure of bringing us a next gen battlefront

    #30 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    I like both consoles, i prefer 360s online service but the Ps3 has way better games as there is more variety. All the 360 games are mainly shooters even thier Rpg series Mass Effect is now more shooter then Rpg.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    @27 Yes, in RROD thats what you need to do, in YLOD they can replace you just details.
    PS3 as a system is very secure and reliable. YLOD overheat HDD and Blu ray. Thats it.
    Thats why you can fix it by yourself.

    “Maybe one person in a thousand would actually take their console apart to fix it. YLOD or RROD means return to manufacturer, unless you are a tech engineer or electronics hobbyist.”

    Only everyday customer will return, if i will have this error i will fix it in a bit with that guide. It’s very simple.

    @28 in Eastern yes. This year it’s going to be different. Maybe in November. PS3 in my country sells really strong.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    I have to strongly agree that the overwhelming majority of people will return or replace their systems if they RRoD or YLoD.

    I also agree that the PS3 exclusives may well be more Euro friendly. That would explain the love for games like UC, HR, MGS and many other SP based games on this site. Again no one I know plays these games. Even the Gamestop people don’t like em. Also they never last long on the US sales charts. They pop in and fall off quickly. But lots of you folks love ‘em.

    I blame it on poor internet.

    I mean SP? Really? I do SP once in awhile, here and there. But mostly story driven sp games bore the hell out of me. They feel old and stale, predictable. Feels like I played em all before. To tell the truth the older you get the more that becomes a problem across all game types.

    So yea, you might be right Erth, the PS3 exclusive libary seems to reflect a more SP and maybe Euro based experience. Xb360 libary is focused on MP games that you and your friends can play together(and mostly over LIVE).

    Again I would be willing to bet that on average we(NA) have better internet then you(Euro) have.

    Also, no doubt in my mind that LIVE is better then PSN, however if your lacking in bandwidth, you might not be able to tell much of a difference. Food for thought.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Gheritt White

    My penis is *so* much bigger than yours.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. daytripper

    prove it

    #35 5 years ago
  36. The Hindle

    I really do hate articles like this :(

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DaMan

    post some youtube links, GW. or it doesn’t exist.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. daytripper

    gif format will do

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gheritt White

    As I said, bigger than yours

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Gadzooks!

    @32

    “Yes, in RROD thats what you need to do, in YLOD they can replace you just details.”

    No, no and thrice no! I don’t think you even know what RRoD and YLoD signify. They are non-specific error codes, most commonly related to overheat causing loose solder on GPU connectors.

    On both machines, in a lot of cases, applying enough heat to soften the solder can fix the problem, if only temporarily. If not then it’s a motherboard swap. It’s the same for both machines.

    The code just means ‘something went wrong that I dont have a specific code for’

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Mauller

    I have 2 360′s that I game on regularly. I mainly got the PS3 because of the Bluray and the price dropped. I do play games on it from time to time but it’s mainly for movies and the 360 or PC for gaming.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Happy Hardon Harry

    Doesn’t surprise me. The only people who care about exclusives are fanboys.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Erthazus

    @42 don’t agree completely. People who care about excclusives ONLY are fanboys, but who care for the certain franchises or just want to play MORE games (exclusives included) are gamers.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Happy Hardon Harry

    @43, the thing about fanboys is that they’re like a kid with a cookie jar, aren’t they, in that they don’t want to share the goodness with others.

    Personally, i hate exclusives, all they do is limit the folk who want to play the game. Not to mention developers/publishers losing shit loads of money.

    You see less exclusives with each generation, this one is no different and you’ll see even less exclusives next gen.

    Exclusives don’t make sense for publishers/developers anymore. The only exclusives you’ll see next gen are those first party titles and those bank-rolled by MS, Sony and Nintendo i.e. second party games.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Erthazus

    “Personally, i hate exclusives, all they do is limit the folk who want to play the game.”

    Everyone hates that. Everyone wants to play great games.

    And we won’t see less exclusives. Because Sony/Nintendo or Microsoft have first party and second party support. + at the start of generation to boost console you need exclusives from 3rd parties. So it’s not going to go away so easily.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Happy Hardon Harry

    @45
    “And we won’t see less exclusives. Because Sony/Nintendo or Microsoft have first party and second party support. + at the start of generation to boost console you need exclusives from 3rd parties. So it’s not going to go away so easily.”

    _______

    That’s just it though, more publishers/developers are moving away from exclusivity, look at Bungie signing a 10 contract with Activision to produce a new Multiplatform IP, then read SquareEnix reports today that FF Vs XII is heading the 360, a so called exclusive title.

    Exclusives are less appealing to 3rd party developers every generation because of the money they lose. For example, Epic lost millions by not making GOW multiplatform.

    Exclusives will go the way of the dodo, not unless they are bank-rolled by one of the big three or first party.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Erthazus

    @46

    Bungie left because Microsoft just don’t need them anymore. they created their own first party studio that is called now 343 industries that will make them Halo

    FFXIII Versus multiplatform is still a big question

    Agent – Rockstar exclusive is still on PS3

    Gears Of War franchise is still on Xbox 360 and they don’t regret the deal and they didn’t lost millions because this specific franchise is recognized by that console. So it sells because of that, like MGS 4 was sold on PS3.

    You know why it is less exclusive this gen? It’s because there are two fanbase for now. Xbox 360 and Ps3 have neck to neck fanbase. If someone from them could be a leader then there would be exclusive title from 3rd parties.

    Exclusives will never go away. It’s really sad, but somehow, Publishers are going to screw gamer.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. MushroomStamp

    all you have to do is look at is the attachment rate and the game sales to know that most people are buying the PS3 as a BR player with the occasional game.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Happy Hardon Harry

    @47

    Bungie left MS to go independent and to create new IP they have control of, not because MS didn’t need them (oh dear), where did you hear such nonsense?

    You really think FF Vs will stay a PS3 exclusive? This is business, SquareEnix know they will make more money if the title is multiplatform.

    As for Agent, name a Rockstar title this gen that has remained exclusive this gen, i’ll tell you, none. Even the so called 360 exclusive GTA IV DLC got ported, eventually to other platforms i.e. PS3/PC.

    Regarding Epic, it’s well known they lost millions on GOW due to it being exclusive. Do you think Epic are going to say this publicly, of course not. Only a naive gamer/fanboy would say otherwise. As for the rest of us, well, we all know the score.

    The reason for less exclusives this gen is not because 360/PS3 are “neck and neck”, it’s a simple reason, and that reason is money. You make more money by releasing your title on more than two platforms. Simple.

    Just wait until next gen, the “naive/green” gamer won’t know what’s hit them as exclusives dry up, like some old dears vigina.

    #49 5 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration 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 […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]