Video goes close up on 360 Slim

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 13:09 GMT By Joe Anderson


The new Xbox 360 Slim, which was shown at Microsoft’s press conference last night, has been given plenty of attention, but up until now, we haven’t actually seen anyone touch it.

Engadget managed to get its hands on one, showing us what to expect when we unwrap our own next month in the UK and Europe and later this week in the US.

As you can see from the video, the new console includes five USB ports, HDMI, Digital Optical and Ethernet, however something that does stand out is the proprietory port for Kinect and the new power supply, which has a different design from the previous Xbox 360.

Other new features include a hard drive built into the top of the machine, allowing you to slide it out much like you can with the PS3, although the hard drive is designed just for the 360, so don’t go expecting to thrown any old drive in there.

The new Xbox 360 is also said to be a lot quieter and has built-in Wi-Fi. There is no HDMI cable included with the new console


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  1. AHA-Lambda

    Wait is that the kinect port above the ethernet port?

    I have that and i have an elite that is only a month old O_o

    EDIT: sorry ignore me it looks similar but its not =/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. cookiejar

    I wouldn’t say thats slim at all. Its more of an Xbox 360 midget.

    #2 5 years ago

    It’s not called the slim anyway, is it? It’s just what the 360 is now.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    3 usb ports in the back! SOLD fuck it! I told Sony to put at least one but those motherfuckers are hard headed!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. cookiejar

    @4 I think the original prototype PS3 had about 24 USB ports on the back didn’t it? Now that was fail :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    Getting rid of memory card slots basically requires MS to stick more USB slots in.

    Although I can’t see you needing extra memory. It’s got 250gb and is as quiet as a PS3, so installing titles is rendered moot (at least for me, I only installed to quieten the box).

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    The actually looks a lot nicer in reality than it did in the press shots.

    How fucking cheap is it to STILL not be throwing an HDMI cable in there, though? I mean, come on!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. reask

    Looks nice actually.
    Pity they couldn’t ditch the brick.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. LordCancer

    they might as well not even put cables in the box… save the environment.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    I wonder if we’ll get a system update in the very near future with all the new Xbox branding on it? I see they’ve even changed the Xbox animation that they put at the end of the trailers.

    Edit: Up yours, VG247 server! I am not posting too quickly! You’re too slow!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. sg1974

    Looks nice. 5 USB (three back, two front) is awesome but proprietry hard drive and external power brick is crap

    #11 5 years ago
  12. cookiejar

    I reckon the rebrand/update will come with Nat..Kinect.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    Well it comes out this week and Kinect dosnt, so…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. dirigiblebill

    “Pity they couldn’t ditch the brick.”


    Here’s your bright shiny new Xbox 360! Oh, but you’ll need to staple this enormous fat hunk of maximum ugliness to it.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    I hide mine under the 50 foot mountain of wires behind my telly.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. cookiejar

    @13 The software update I meant.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. reask

    @ Blerk
    Just like me. :)
    Its like a rats nest. :D

    It looks like the slim is working out so far anyway.
    No 1 on Amazon 100 best sellers.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. LeD

    It looks like Darth Vader’s shiny helmet.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. zoopdeloop

    It’s actually pretty nice. i expected something different from Microsoft a bit more original …it looks like the fat ps3(much too many resemblances from the whole concept idea to glossy black finish and touch buttons)i wouldn’t blame anyone if he/she calls it a bit of a rip-off…because it kinda is

    but it’s pretty nice,so much better than the old one :)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    OK so lets see here…..

    1. Its quieter
    2. Still NO BLU-RAY!
    3. 5 USB PORTS FTW!
    4. Still NO Standard HDD
    5. Wireless N = MEH
    6. Glossy Black is cool but copying SONY for sure
    8. Case is smaller, but uglier (FACT)
    10. Still can’t compete for what a PS3 can do at the same price point! (media center wise) Can’t play 1080p M2TS HD movie files like the PS3 can so beautifully!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. DaMan

    unappealing really.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Bulk Slash

    For once Engadget isn’t photographing stolen goods. ;)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. reask

    You forgot about the beep when you open tray. :)
    Now that is cool. ;)
    If not original.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. DGOJG

    I was just reading the review of the customer who has apararntly bought one and noticed this:

    “5. Optical support is now built in, and there’s the extra addition of a special port for the Kinect which will supply the device with its power, while XBox 360 FAT owners will need to plug Kinect into a wall outlet. ”

    I thought Kinect was powered through the USB slot? Guess not.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. exite

    I bet the RROD looks way better on this one :D

    the case reminds me somehow of early Alienware desktop PCs

    #25 5 years ago
  26. LePlatypus

    *waits for Erthazus to comment on how the xbox 360 is shit and goes into long techincal details that no-one cares about*

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Fin

    @22 That was Gizmodo!

    @26 Yeah he’s slow today!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    @26 You sir is shit, not the xbox 360.

    @25 Exactly and the thing is that gloss thing is such a stupid waste of money. I have my original PS3 with gloss and i have so much problems with it when i don’t play games on it. Dust is full of it and that what kills hardware.

    On the other way, Xbox 360 slim looks very nice, just took away that gloss crap. It will be full of dust and they did a CPU/GPU merge so less overheating. Cool decision.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. mington

    Vaders lunch box innit

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Gheritt White

    @ 20: You forgot that the new X360 still uses a disc tray, rather than slot loading like the PS3.

    This, for me, has actually cost MS one sale. No slot loading drive, no interest – at least as far as I’m concerned.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Blerk

    I don’t much like the gloss finish either. And the beeps when he pushed the buttons were annoying me before the end of the video, even! :-D

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Tallon 4

    Still a power brick and disc-tray? Mmmm….not very happy with that :(

    The only reason for me to buy would be that’s it’s more quiet

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    Why Disc-tray is so bad? All PC’s have it.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Blerk

    I don’t like slot-loading drives. I always think they’re going to scratch my disc, or keep it and not give it back.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Mike

    Looks lovely. I hope there’s a good trade-in deal.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. OlderGamer


    Only reason to really buy one is if you don’t already own one, or the one you do own breaks.

    I know people do, but there is little point to spending money you don’t have to. Why buy new hardware on a redesign? Maybe it is just me, but I don’t have cash to waste … just for a redesign.

    If we are talking a great deal of extra function added on … makes more sense.


    If I needed a replacment controler, wanted a wireless ineternet adaptor, and was looking to upgrade my HDD then the system could be cost effective and has the added bonus of getting an extra system to boot.

    But buying a new sysem because it looks neat or is a tad quieter? Silly. I know xb360 is often noisy. But it isn’ like its a jet engine. When playing games you can’t hear the system. I play at night while my wife sleeps next to me in bed, not as if it is so loud it wakes her up.


    Do I have a point?

    Not really, lol.

    Other then to say unless you honestly need what is being offered in the retail box, it seems foolish to buy something because it has a new look.

    Oh and as far as the brick goes, go look at the 16bit systems. They had bricks too(built into the wall plugs). Makes senses it keeps the systems cooler. Wii has a brick, as does the PS2 slim.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. zoopdeloop

    Get over yourselves guys…the only reason to buy this is if you don’t have one or your old one playing tricks with you and is ready to go to heaven, hell or straight to your garbage :)

    there’s no reason if you already have one and it’s doing what is supposed to do nicely just for the sake of Microsoft earning more bucks and for your satisfaction of getting something “new” and “shiny” which will wear off eventually in a matter of days.Don’t fall into that trap and waste your money without a real reason to do so.

    The same was with the Slim ps3…it was ridiculous hearing from people who already had one with no problems whatsoever to go all out and purchase a Slim which many eventually regreted after some time because they liked the fat one more…the irony

    #37 5 years ago
  38. zoopdeloop

    @36 same thoughts OG…when you posted i was still writing :)

    #38 5 years ago
  39. theevilaires

    PC’s may still have disc trays but who still use disc. I don’t, everything is done by USB now and my PS3 plays so many different video formats the 360 can’t thats why I use it more as a media center.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Blerk

    You don’t play any PS3 games, then TEA? I thought they still came on disc. :-)

    #40 5 years ago
  41. OlderGamer

    @Blerk Zzzzingggg

    #41 5 years ago

    Wow. This looks amazing! I want two.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. cookiejar

    I’ll pick one up when my current 360 dies. Its almost a year old now, so im expecting it to go any second :D

    #43 5 years ago
  44. raoullduke

    it looks good and i’m tempted to get one. but why could they not update the controller too. as it is its probably the best controller ever perfect in every way except the horible Dpad. how hard would it be to rip off the PS3′s Dpad and stick it on there instead. MAKE IT SO.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. theevilaires

    That’s the only disc medium I use to be honest Blerk. Unless a piece of hardware comes with the software loaded on a CD and even now you plug any new device up to PC’s and it’ll automatically install the drivers.

    I do heavily believe that disc base media should be kept but I’m an on the move guy who likes to be organized as much as possible and not have 3000 collector DVD cases all over the place when I can have it all on one small WD external 1TB element(FTW :D )

    The disc base media I consider only valuable now are video games.

    I will never buy another CD or Movie on a disc in my life. Fuck the music and movie industry (except for those who deserve it).

    #45 5 years ago
  46. theevilaires


    All you Xbots out there kept crying. Why won’t Sony change the DualShock its the same old thing from PS1…ok watch the next box have the same controller.

    Why would they change some thing that works well for you guys? They won’t just like Ken Kutaragi caught hell with the boomerang PS3 controller back in 2005. Oh and that D-PAD is staying on PlayStation my friend. Its patented just like your beloved in-game custom soundtracks.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Gheritt White

    @ 33: PCs may still use disc trays, but all Macs are slot loading.

    @36 & 37: Agreed. I’ll be using my cash on the PS3 + Move bundle now, I’ve finally decided.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. daytripper

    personally think the 360 pad is much better than playstations so i wouldnt mind if they didnt change it. would just like sonys to have a more “weighty” feel to it thats all although i doesnt stop me enjoying warhawk on a regular basis. (starhawk announcement tonight pretty pwease)

    no need for all the xbots shite either aries, bad enough seeing other sites drowning in this fanboy shite as it is.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Gheritt White

    @ 48: Agreed. The PS pad is the primary reason I jumped over to Xbox… and stayed there.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Petulant Radish

    Get this pad then!

    #50 5 years ago
  51. daytripper


    #51 5 years ago
  52. OlderGamer

    Xbox360 pad is outstanding. The D-pad is a bit weak, but for the most part, it isn’t used very much. I would like a better one esp for xbla games, but oh well.

    I even went out and bought a DreamGear pad for PS3, designed exactly like a 360 one. Has a better D-pad tho lol. However the anolog sticks on it aren’t very good, they lack good resistance. It felt worn out right out of the box. Still better then the PS3 pads tho.

    Of course that is just my two cents, to each their own.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. raoullduke

    @46 fanboy lol get a life.

    i don’t want a new 360 controller i love the current one, i just want them to fix the Dpad thats all, its not a lot to ask is it. it would push the pad from almost perfect to perfect, make it so.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Petulant Radish

    Oh go on.

    I do love the 360 pad though, the Playstation one makes me feel I have giant hands that are crushing the poor thing and could quite possible bring on early arthritis

    #54 5 years ago
  55. LePlatypus

    @28 “you sir is shit” well i think we’re all agreed sir your grammar is shit

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Tallon 4

    at 36… Crunch your story please. I am to lazy to read the whole thing

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Gadzooks!

    Do want x 2!

    Will upgrade my upstairs 360 that I use as a media centre next month, and trade the downstairs elite for a slim+Natal bundle when released.

    Well pleased about the N wireless too, and a good excuse to upgrade my router.


    #57 5 years ago
  58. theevilaires

    @ 48 and all this time I thought it was because you were a natural born loser, HA! But people who say the weight of the DS3 is light need a little extra glove for the PS3. Its a silicon glove for the DS3 and it makes the DS3 heftier.

    They come in Blue, Black, Orange, and Pink. They feel great in your hands when using them with the DS3 so buy these ones because they fit around the D-Pad and face buttons naturally. Plus these are the official SONY ones. The ones with the circle cuts aren’t. I have a blue and black glove and they make a great difference.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. daytripper


    #59 5 years ago
  60. Gadzooks!

    Holy crap that controller glove is gay! That’s even worse than the Wiimote condoms! LOL!

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Erthazus

    @58, Jesus… What is this… condom?

    #61 5 years ago
  62. theevilaires

    No trust me they aren’t. They are highly sweat and grease resistant. Try one and you’ll never take it off. I highly recommend every PS3 owner to buy one if they have hefty issues with there DS3.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Gadzooks!

    Do they come in a sequin variety too? Maybe leather with an open back…. :p

    No, I’d rather put up with the cramps the DS gives me than use one of those atrocities.

    #63 5 years ago

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    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]