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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    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]