Natal Experience – What’s happening as it happens [UPDATE]

Monday, 14 June 2010 04:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Update: Pat is messaging us the goings on now.

Original: The Natal Event has started LA, and since no recording devices and the like are allowed, we’re going to describe the goings on that we’re hearing around the net best we can.

So, keep checking this for constant updates.

  • The line is massive.
  • Kojima and Itagaki are there. So is Cliffy B.
  • Everyone is being asked to don “interactive white ponchos”. Pat included.  They have massive shoulder pads in ‘em.
  • A mermaid is sitting on a rock.
  • There is a “forest” one has to climb into, a television as well.
  • A family is suspended in the air on a couch.
  • Michael Cera, Billy Crystal, Nadine Coyle (which Johnny is pissed about) and Raven-Symone are there.
  • Peter Moore is in the house.
  • It all looks very Heaven’s Gate-ish or maybe Logan’s Run. Can’t decide.
  • Acey Bongos just said: All the Cirque folk are dressed up like the blue bunch from Avatar. But not blue. All very natural and relaxing. There are pan pipes.
  • D’toids Nick Chester just tweeted that a  Cirque de Soleil performer wearing a sardine can on his ear was handing everyone tin cans on strings.  He also said that: “There’s some kind of electronic hardware hidden in the shoulder pads of these robes they made us wear. Weird”.
  • Christina Hendricks is there.
  • Pat just told me he was standing next to Itagaki.
  • BioWare’s Stephaie Bayer just said the ponchos made her fell likr she was at a Gallagher show.
  • Pics of the show floor here.
  • Here’s Itagaki in a Poncho. Per Johnny Minkley.
  • Cliffy too, per Cliffy.
  • Pat just said everyone is just listening to music right now.
  • Per Pat: “More music. Some screaming men. We’re going to be here until 9pm apparently.”
  • There’s a scene of Avatars up on the walls walking around in a forest. Over and over again. Forever (per Pat).
  • Matt Bertz from Game Informer just said it looked like KKK rally there.
  • Pat just said there is no music anymore. Everyone is just standing around.
  • A green rectangular screen just descended from the ceiling. Says “prologue” on it and is showing a video of people drumming.
  • Drumming getting faster. The couch is coming down from the ceiling.
  • The performers are circulating through the crowd.
  • The Avatars are no longer on the screens. A kid walks on stage. Then a green ball is being thrown around the crowd.
  • All the performers are going “mental” at the front of the stage.
  • Kid on stage
  • They3e throwing a green ball around in te crowd
  • All the actors going mental the front
  • They’re all up on stage now
  • Dancing ended, clapping
  • Voice talking about discoveries
  • Massive elephant walking through crowd (thanks, David)
  • Completely new horizon
  • Humans will be at the center and the machines will be the one that adapts
  • Illusion of folks walking on ceiling
  • Something  about to happen
  • Flying game on screen
  • Kid controlling it with his hand
  • Now a third person thing with cartoon action
  • Something that looks like Kameo
  • It’s Kameo
  • Massive xbox logo rising on stage
  • Kid’s standing on it
  • Kid’s avatar appearing on screen in front of him
  • He’s controlling it
  • With him arms obviously
  • Jumping
  • Kinect is the name
  • Clapping
  • Screen turns into door
  • Rotating
  • Door falls away to reveal living room and family
  • Kid rising up to walk into room
  • Pictures of rooms with tvs and kinects allover the walls
  • Just showed the logo
  • Green waves around the xbox globe
  • Family playing a driving game
  • The room’s upside down with all the people in it
  • Controlling avatars
  • Flickingthrough book with hand motions
  • Raft game
  • Racing down a river
  • Two of them playing it together
  • Jumping off things
  • Mine game. Mine cart. Like -Indiana Jones
  • Collecting balls
  • Ducking under things
  • Jumping over things
  • Two player mom and kid
  • Driving game
  • Kart style racer on a track
  • Four players
  • Boosting, ramps
  • Shortcuts
  • Stunts
  • Avatars driving
  • Car on halfpipe
  • Car flying through clouds
  • An avatar on each wing
  • Disney castle
  • Fairy flying round the screens
  • Fireworks
  • Star Wars game
  • With light saber
  • Force powers
  • Darth Vader YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Fighting Darth Vader, big cheers
  • Some kind of well being thing
  • Its yoga or tai chi
  • Elastic woman character matched by orange ghost Avatar
  • They’re making the crowd cheers for boys and girls
  • Sports game
  • Hurdles
  • Guy running and jumping to control it.Running on the spot
  • Replays
  • Now the girls doing the same
  • Javelin
  • Bowling
  • Beach Volleyball – two players at a time, and one on one over live.
  • Now there’s soccer
  • Goalie and striking movements
  • Running a race
  • Social stuff like twitter on screen
  • Showing movie selection
  • Game on an island
  • Girl stroking a tiger and playing with it like a cat and making it skip.
  • Four different cats, just like the USA Today piece said.Kinectimals.
  • Now on to the music game.
  • It’s a dancing game, like reported earlier and Pat says that you match the moves on the screen – three can play together.Kinect Dance
  • Now showing a video chat via the Dashboard control
  • You can also pick between apps by moving a white glowing ball
  • They’re showing people reach to grab photos in chat with hand movements
  • Screens are now being lifted up on on the walls to reveal dancing families behind them – real ones, apparently, in large rooms.
  • Dancing stopped.
  • CliffyB just said everyone in a poncho was glowing (?) Ok.
  • The kid is back and standing on the Xbox logo
  • Avatars flying through space on the screens
  • Everyone’s ponchos are turning green, and now purple
  • The performers are now all bowing and dancing out of the room
  • Per Pat: “GOD. They’re trying to make everyone dance. It’s over. Fuck me.
  • Signing off. More details at the press conference tomorrow.

So, there you have it. The games outed by USA Today, dancing people, ponchos that change color, an elephant, dancing, and kids.

Thanks for staying up with us.  We think Pat is scarred for life over this. And he didn’t even get to keep the poncho.


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  1. onlineatron

    Confirmed: Ponchos needed to play Nata…Kinect.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Armitage Shanks

    Cera, Billy Crystal, Nadine Coyle and Raven-Symone.Why, just why.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. 52pickup


    I lol’d


    Isn’t Nadine Coyle the less famous one from Girls Aloud?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Bunch more here:

    Batshit mental. Never seen anything like it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    The circus folk are now asking all attendees to drink from a large vat of ‘Kool Aid’…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    The ponchos all have suicide devices just in case they resist:

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 Thanks Psycho.

    @5 I told Pat NOT to drink it and to watch out for Marshall Applewhite while he was at it – just in case he’s like, not dead or something.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. onlineatron

    Number 6 is about to get consumed by a giant, white, rubber, bubble.

    Number 2 will not be pleased.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. 52pickup

    It must smell bad in there,look at the 2nd pic from the bottom,there’s a guy with a white gas mask thing on.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Cliffy B already converted:

    Itagaki on the way:

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    already up pycho thanks :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. onlineatron

    the young gentlemen so much into natal, will take a short but very meaningful journey into the Twilight Zone….

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    keep helping though. Twitter is a MADHOUSE!

    EDIT: I think they may be making folks turn their stuff off. Twitter is slowing down a bit.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Dean Takahashi

    # Holding hands and shouting now to cirque music
    # Now we are playing a game of telephone

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    I should be in bed, but this is mental. lol

    #15 5 years ago
  16. onlineatron

    I’ve been sat at this computer for 3-4 hours now with the intention of watching Breaking Bad.

    But this Natal (i’ve forgotten the other name) madness has meant that I have only managed 2 episodes!


    I have to be awake at 6… :/

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    Arggh… it’s all gone quiet. They’ve gone to be with Xenu.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Stephany Nunneley

    @17 :D I laughed hard on that one! Awesome.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    On that note… bed. I’ll catch up with the batshit mental in the morning. :D

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Stephany Nunneley

    I wish they had not changed plans and were broadcasting this. :(

    #20 5 years ago
  21. LordCancer

    WOW… what a gd freak show.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. BaconMonkey

    This looks SHIT.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. AngieloRko

    OMG OMG OMG!! This will have a re-run?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Stephany Nunneley

    Pat’s messaging me now the goings on

    Will keep updating every few seconds.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Bitchy

    Here, where I’m living is 5:22 am and I’m awake for about 2 hours. So pleease start with some action. I’m redactor and I want some exclusivs no some badass ponchos :)

    #25 5 years ago
  26. The Black Diamond

    ohhhh really i wanna watch this thing !!!

    #26 5 years ago
  27. rouken

    is it just kameo 1 with kinect?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. AngieloRko

    It’s just me or the info is gone!?!?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Amored

    Did you stop updating? :(

    #29 5 years ago
  30. frostquake

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    #30 5 years ago
  31. frostquake


    #31 5 years ago
  32. Stephany Nunneley

    Ok we are back. Sorry.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. AngieloRko


    #33 5 years ago
  34. frostquake

    Want to get my news here as I love this site, with all these fucking errors I keep getting, going to head to a website that can handle the traffic!!! upgrade the site PAT!!!

    Error 503 Service Unavailable

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    #34 5 years ago
  35. Johnny Cullen

    @3 yes. She’s the one that wants to have the popularity of Cheryl Cole, but can’t quite there.

    Also, fun fact: she lives in Derry. I live in Derry, innit.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Stephany Nunneley

    @34 We have been. We just moved servers. Still some kinks, sorry :(. We are also getting slammed with traffic right now.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. frostquake

    Maybe Moving Servers at E3 was BAD TIMING?????

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    #37 5 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    Moving servers at the E3 time was a fucking brilliant idea i must say.

    Soon site will nuke with news and you are not ready :(

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Erthazus

    “”"”"Per Pat: “GOD. They’re trying to make everyone dance. It’s over. Fuck me.”"”"”

    Hahahahaha :D


    #39 5 years ago
  40. Johnny Cullen

    Frost – We were just as frustrated as you were dude. All we can do is apologise for it.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Amored

    Great initiative, guys! :D

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Erthazus

    Pat, photos please of you dancing ;)

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Amored

    Is this the part where we all type “Pics, or it didn’t happen” ? :P

    #43 5 years ago
  44. mojo

    alright, someone explain me the purpose of those ponchos pls.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Gekidami

    I think the ponchos were just there to change colour and glow. Just a base for some visual effects.

    Top 20 press reactions of the event here:

    Funny read.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. theevilaires

    E3 has begun. Let the flames RAGE!

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Johnny Cullen

    Some of Nathan’s tweets is in that link from Gek. :D

    #47 5 years ago
  48. AHA-Lambda

    what the hell is up with the ponchos, I wake up and see all this guff O_o

    I thought that pic at the top was a joke

    EDIT: ok i’ve just read the entire post now and it is probably te silliest press conference EVER! I’m so glad this wsn’t live -_-

    this will get some right slagging on inevitable post e3 podcasts

    #48 5 years ago
  49. mojo

    ok, so the ponchos were just for the lulz?
    their not natal related?
    just to be sure, coz that would be epic lulz.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. mojo

    those 2 are just great:
    “11. @jeffcannata: You know what wod make this event better, Microsoft? Anything. ”
    lol, and best:
    “1. @GI_AndyMc: Now I know why Robbie Bach quit.”

    #50 5 years ago
  51. AHA-Lambda

    the thing its so funny to see jeff gerstmann’s and andy mcnamara’s reactions now compared to their “gametrailers bonus round” appearance like a day ago when they were cautiously optimistic XD

    would love to see geoff keighley’s reaction but he’s too commercialist to slag it openly

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Gekidami

    D’toids in-depth impressions of the event:

    #52 5 years ago
  53. AHA-Lambda

    Kevin Butler slags the event/space ponchos XD

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Blerk

    It all looks very Heaven’s Gate-ish or maybe Logan’s Run. Can’t decide.

    glol! :-D

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Gekidami

    More from D’toid who really arent happy with not only the show but the device itself.

    Also Jim Sterling is english, and a giant. I didnt know that.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Blerk

    Jesus, you’re not kidding! :shock:

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Gekidami

    Some more impressions which teach us that the show had ‘canned applause played over speakers’ and everyone there got a “stuffed leopard cub”.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. zoopdeloop

    I’m sure those guys at Microsoft will redeem themselves tomorrow after this event-fiasco failed to impress most people (as Kinect failed to impress too sadly)

    #58 5 years ago

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  • 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 […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]