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360 Slimline announced, in stores this week

Monday, 14 June 2010 20:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

new360Update: 360 Slim will be available in Europe on July 16.

Original: Mattrick’s just revealed the much speculated Xbox 360 Slim for the first time.

Simply put: 250Gb, built-in wi-fi and in stores this week, with shipping beginning today.

GIGA-FUCKING-TON!!

And in an Oprah-like moment, Mattrick told everyone in the audience – including Pat and Nathan – that they would be getting a free Slim 360.

Lucky cunts.

Now, who owes Pachter some money?

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70 Comments

  1. Razor

    Wow…how the hell did they keep this secret?

    Sony…watch and learn.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Joe Anderson

    Wow. Thats that then.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. ShiroGamer

    they should make readers win em in competition or something :P

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Freek

    When the dust settles and the nuclear fallout is wiped away, people will start to remember the truck load of eye toy/Wii knock offs.
    Halo and Gears look cool though.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SunKing

    Looks sexy as hell. Not impressed by the Kinect stuff, but was I ever going to be? (No.) Also, that Star Wars game looked like absolute garbage.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. zoopdeloop

    That’s really great…but i wouldn’t rush to buy one(i already have the old one)until i hear from people that there are really no problems with it.
    Always skeptical about something new,smaller-slimmer with add on features (Wi-fi)especially from Microsoft ;)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. KillerDD

    All I want to know is what will it cost?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. ExclusivesMostly

    @1: we knew this yesterday. Have you been under a rock?

    Plus several rumors on the net for months now.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    No price drop makes no sense imo. The only reason PS3 slims sold so well is because they were cheaper.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Tallon 4

    Another disc tray? Why???
    Wii and PS3 haven’t got one. My only reason to probably buy is that’s it won’t make as much noise, but that’s not worth my 299.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. renegadegd

    did he say world wide? i want to know if its coming to the UK next week and im guessing it will be the same price as an elite?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Bleak Harvest

    Cheapest Alienware tower to date!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Was basically right about that advert image being screwed up yesterday. Must have been a dodgy CG model.

    Will probably pick one up.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    It does look like an Alienware actually.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Redh3lix

    I’m surprised they kept the standard tray loading system as from what I understand regarding piracy, replacing or jiggery/pokerry of the drive allows you to do naughty stuff??

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Yoshi

    Microsoft’s press conference was unfortunately very borring, there wasn’t anything that got me thinking WOW I CAN’T WAIT TO PLAY THAT

    #16 5 years ago
  17. revolting

    Goes on sale in Europe on July 16th in Europe.

    It looks like an Elite that someone chucked down a flight of stairs in a tantrum. :)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. FadeLive

    Holy crap the Kinect stuff was some of the most boring stuff I’ve ever seen. However do want the new xbox. Now. I hope GameStop will have a trade in old for new deal.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Wouldn’t have made a difference to the piracy Redh3lix. Slot load drives are essentially the same aside from the loading mechanism.

    I’d wager they avoided it because they’ve got a tendency to fail more often than tray loading drives… and MS are a little bit wary about console failures right now.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    LMAO @12

    #20 5 years ago
  21. reask

    Good point 18 they normally give OK deals on that shit.
    @ vg247.
    This posting comments is getting to be a right pain. :(

    #21 5 years ago
  22. AHA-Lambda

    ooo shiny

    THIS apart from rising was the ONLY surprising part and that’s sad.

    I am immensely jealous of everyone in the audience getting a 360 for free cos right now i am EMBARASSED to have actually bought one.

    PS: How much money wise is that they’re giving away?!?! O_O
    PPS: HOW ON EARTH WAS THIS NOT LEAKED!!??
    PPPS: I call audience bribes on this cos they’re conference was so crap. This way journalists wont call it the worst e3 conference eer and all that

    #22 5 years ago
  23. SunKing

    Just about the only thing I cared about during that whole conference was the new Xbox, and I’m not even buying one. The Kinect stuff isn’t for me or the “core” market – the very market the Xbox was built upon – and yet they’re going for this entirely different audience. There’s a very good chance it’ll fall flat on its face, imho.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. g00nerz

    It does look nice, if not exactly slim line. The new design is futuristic and smart. I will wait to see if it can handle heat, and the promise of being ‘whisper silent’ sounds too good to be true.

    Interesting that the usual spot reserved for announcing the latest playstation exclusive turncoat was absent. there just ain’t no more left to steal!

    #24 5 years ago
  25. cookiejar

    It looks like the original Xbox. Nice, though.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Freek

    Non of those Kinect games looked particularly polished or original. Considering it’s going up against the well established and much cheaper Wii, they have work cutt out to say the least.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. akrillic

    What about all of us who watched the live blog….? I’ll settle for xbox live points to the value of a Slimline, thanks.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. The Hindle

    I dont get why they have not dropped the price.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. justiceblob

    I really don’t like that design. Let’s remember this is the xbox MS want families to buy, how family friendly does it look compared to the current 360. Neutral curves > Black edges IMO

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Moonwalker1982

    Metal Gear was the only surprise really IMO. It looked awesome and i didn’t expect it there. Kinect took over the whole fucking show, what a goddamn shame that is.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Freek

    It’s the Apple model: more features, better looking, same price.
    The PS3 needed to drop the price becuase nobody wanted it at 400 bucks, the 360 diden’t have that issue.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Filofax

    New box looks nice, can’t say I’m liking the big bloody crease down the centre though.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    Decent set of images here: http://www.engadget.com/photos/new-xbox-360-press-shots/#3076567

    @TH: That’ll be at the end of the year. No need to do it now as you might as well grab the profit from people willing to grab anything new and shiny.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Droid

    Is there a comparison photo anywhere with the new vs old? From what I’ve seen so far, the new console looks the same size as the old one, just with the hard drive tucked inside instead of on the top.
    I am surprised they havent put that kinect thing inside it though.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. polygem

    the conference was so bad. 85 % kinect and kinect looked so superboring – who plays these games- seriously – i don´t get it! if i want to do sports i put on my sneakers and take my dog for a run, i f i wanna dance i go to a club. consoles are for games. i´m a 360 lover. but it really looks like this will change. can´t wait for sony this year. ms: nothing about handheld ambitions, no ff 13 versus and only games everyone knew about already for ages (except the crytek one)…watching the press conference really wasted my time. huge let down…

    #35 5 years ago
  36. reask

    Nice one PT.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DaMan

    wow.

    btw, terrible E3 conference. told you it will be all about Nat- er, Kinect.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. No_PUDding

    That was cool for Rising trailer, and for the Crytek announcement.

    Good stuff there. The other stuff is not what I watch E3 for, so I am a little disappointed.

    If they drop the price of the other 360′s, then colour me more interested. I might be able to per-chase one.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Anders

    @34: They had a shell shaped as the old version placed over the new model at the conference. The difference looked pretty substantial.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Blerk

    That’s really weird. It looks like a fat bloke sat on it and broke it in half.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Redh3lix

    As a PS3 owner (and dad to three) Kinetic looked great for my kids (and wife). There were more than a few titles that looked great fun for them. The only aspect putting me off is the RUMOURED price of the damn thing. That coupled with purchasing an XBox in the first place is just too much.

    I think ultimately Microsoft’s conference was a success in reaching the casual gaming audience and outlining the navigational features plus offering a glimpse of core title integration (e.g. Star Wars, Forza).

    #41 5 years ago
  42. AHA-Lambda

    i just hope the press doesnt get swept up in the hype of their new free 360s ignoring the downsides.

    This was MS’ wii music moment.

    Specifically THAT FUCKING TIGER!!! AAAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

    The future of gaming people ;)

    “Lucky cunts.”

    your telling me, i feel like i’m owed one for sitting through that garbage!

    #42 5 years ago
  43. No_PUDding

    I agree Blerk, if by that you’re trying to say it’s avant-garde.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Psychotext

    I don’t think it’s a ton smaller though. Wont be long before we get exact details.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. DJ Deathstar

    Will definately upgrade to the new 360 as i need to buy a new wireless adapter and a new hard drive anyways so may as well upgrade!

    Rising, Reach, Gears 3 etc all looked immense though majority of Kinetic looked a bit naff though the Forza thing looked pretty cool. Am suprised there was no Summer of Arcade announcement? Is there a session thing after the conference like last year where this may be announced???

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Stefan1904

    The new model will retail at the same price as the current Elite. The Arcade und Elite will drop in price by 50$.

    The HDD is easy to change, comparable to the PS3. Digital Out and Kinect-Port on the back.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Blerk

    I was trying to say it was a bit fugly, Pud. :-D

    Are the USB ports only on the back now? I didn’t realise the PSU was internal now, that’s pretty good. If it truly is whisper quiet I could probably be persuaded to upgrade if GAME are doing decent trade-in deals.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. fearmonkey

    MS’s conference was very “meh” this year, at least in my opinion. I was hoping for some head tracking and alternate controls in a serious game, but all we got was the wii like stuff. No price on Kinetic? No Major game announcements from Bethesda? ONE exclusive from Crytek but no gameplay. Not a sports fan so the ESPN stuff bored me, and the wii motion control gaming is not what I want to play.

    I find myself hoping that Nintendo and Sony have some stuff that excite me, because MS’s conference was like Nintendo’s with Ravi Drums.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. No_PUDding

    Personally I think it looks pretty swish. These press shots never do new hardware justification anyway.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Blerk

    It does look to be a fair bit smaller.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Quiiick

    Any pictures of the new power-supply brick yet?
    Or have they finally managed to put it inside the box like the PS3?

    #51 5 years ago
  52. rainer

    It really does look like a Dell/Alienware PC or any of those other awful “gaming” PC cases.

    But hey if it’s actually quiet unlike the original (even idle) than thats worth it.

    Edit: Here is a rear shot, power cable is definitely different from the old models.
    http://www.shacknews.com/screenshots.x?gallery=14988&game_id=#img159047

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Gadzooks!

    That’s a nice looking machine! Think I’ll see if I can trade in my launch premium for one of these bad boys, move the elite upstairs.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. theevilaires

    Holy shit quiiick is back :D, and Gadzooks only a XBOT would say that machine looks good….sorry kid its not that appealing and neither was the original….the PS3 slim sucks too.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. DaMan

    MS are doing everyting right with the Kinetic, I’m just not into that stuff.

    meh. Halo was okay, and Gears too, but duh that was expected. Crytek developing a 360 exclusive isn’t a good thing really (for anyone except MS that is), I’d rather they just concentrate on Crysis for PC. and that ‘cur cut’ thing didn’t impress me one bit, nothing exciting there.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Anders

    @TEA: Or someone who actually thinks that it looks good.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. DrDamn

    It does have tones of all that is wrong with a lot of PC gaming rigs recently, but it’s not that bad. It will probably look nice in the flesh. I think the original design was a bit of a design classic though. This is less distinctive.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Dralen

    That does look like a very nice looking machine.

    Not sure why they are changing from the original white colour to black though? Probably because it looks better, but it doesn’t feel very unique anymore.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. AHA-Lambda

    sigh i am SSOOOO pissed i decided to get a 360 last month and didnt just wait :(

    then again if i waited i might not have got one after that =/
    hell i’m partly regretting it now -_-

    #59 5 years ago
  60. spiderLAW

    Hmmm…. It looks slicker and cleaner. It’s a cool design for new comers but for a person that has had 3 Xbox 360s (me, 2 failed hard) there is no reason for a trade in. I could get this if it were more reliable than the classic but i have said before,”If my Elite dies on me too, I will not purchase another Microsoft game console again.”

    #60 5 years ago
  61. reask

    Judging by that pic Blerk it really is a lot smaller.
    Kudos to MS I say. :)

    #61 5 years ago
  62. polygem

    @48. exactly.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. theevilaires

    It would have been better if they didn’t add that slope curve in the middle just make it a….box with a green power button X….the XBOX duh!

    #63 5 years ago
  64. Mike

    Do you have to swear so much? it makes for very ugly reading.

    #64 5 years ago
  65. kingofscotland

    New model does look good but it doesn’t hide the fact that their conference was very poor and they know it which is why they just bribed all the journalists with a new xbox.

    #65 5 years ago
  66. Stoopid_Snot

    looks like a PS3 with a tray

    #66 5 years ago
  67. zoopdeloop

    The Slim model looks a lot better than the old plus it has Wi-fi build in… but truth be told Microsoft does know how to bribe and wide in the open like that(surprise to the crowd)…the sad thing is that there are still naive people who will not see it that way.

    #67 5 years ago
  68. sg1974

    Is the hard drive propietry?

    If so its a MASSIVE ripoff, not compatible with existing 360 drives! and not compatible with SATA drives, so probably more expensive per gigabyte than SATA.

    form factor is nice though, like Alien Ware.

    #68 5 years ago
  69. DaMan

    it doesn’t really look any better in my view, at a glance it only seems more cheap and ugly, same as the slim PS 2/3.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. sg1974

    Power brick is still on the outside. Thats crazy

    #70 5 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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