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

    Error 503 Service Unavailable

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    Guru Meditation:

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    Varnish cache server

    #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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    Varnish cache server

    #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?????

    Error 503 Service Unavailable

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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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    Titanfall 2 is still quite a long way out. Titanfall 2 wasn’t listed in EA’s upcoming release slate in its financials release this morning. Answering a query in a conference call following the release, EA said we can safely assume the Respawn sequel won’t release in fiscal 2016. “You assumption should be 17,” an executive […]

  • Mirror’s Edge 2 due early 2016, new Need for Speed in Q4 2015

    EA has indicated general release windows for a number of anticipated new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 has an early 2016 release date. EA confirmed the release plan in today’s financials release, also noting that a new Need for Speed and a new Plants vs Zombies are coming in the same window. Mirror’s Edge 2 is […]

  • EA financials highlight millions of hours played in Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]