Microsoft: 3D may not be the future

Thursday, 17 June 2010 14:12 GMT By Joe Anderson


The world of gaming may be buzzing after the reveal of the Nintendo 3DS and Sony’s emphasis on 3D gaming at E3, but Microsoft UK boss Neil Thompson has dismissed 3D as “an interesting technology of the future” that’s still too expensive for consumers.

Speaking with Eurogamer at E3, Thompson instead revealed that he thinks Microsoft’s offering of controller free gaming is a much more valid option:

“If you look at the costs of entry into the living room and when that’s going to become mass-market, we think the offering with Kinect and the natural user-interface we’re bringing, that’s a more compelling proposition for consumers over the coming years than maybe looking at 3D at this point.”

Thompson refused to be drawn on the price of the Kinect, while another MS employee earlier said that it will be revealed at Gamescom later this year.

Microsoft has yet to confirm if the Xbox 360 will support 3D in the future.

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  1. Mike

    It’s ridiculous. 3D is the worst thing to have happened to the film and game industry in a long, long time.

    It’s just another excuse to not innovate. First it’s Nintendo with it’s new peripherals and now 3D. All these things do is take the focus from the fact that we’re not getting anything new.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington

    smell o vision

    #2 5 years ago
  3. reask

    Is this code for the 360 doesn’t do 3D?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    I don’t agree at all. 3D is the future. I don’t know about Sony stuff and won’t get new 3D TV for this generation because i have a nice HDTV.

    but i have 3D HD Monitor with 3D Nvidia glasses and it’s awesome and they can sell that cheap camera to every mom they want. I don’t care.

    + i will get 3DS for sure.

    So when 3DS will be released i will have already 2 3D Products. So, Microsoft here is wrong.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. djhsecondnature

    Microsoft doesn’t think that a feature they’re providing is the future…? Surprise surprise… Wait, where have I heard this before… *thinks about the HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray war*

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 – :D

    #6 5 years ago
  7. ninjanutta

    Ive just got back from the sony centre after trying out the bravia 3d tv and ive got to say,im very impressed,it made avatar in the cinemas look crap,in full hd the 3d pops and looks amazing,i cant wait to see killzone 3 in motion.Its a little pricey at 1800 pounds for a 40″ but i will still be getting one by the end of the year,i fully beleive that its the future of gaming and you will miss out if you dont get one.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    For once I actually agree with them. The tech as it stands is both expensive and wonky. It’s a distraction from more important stuff at the minute which Sony are pushing purely to flog expensive tellies to people who don’t know any better.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. get2sammyb

    It is the future. It’s not the immediate future. But it is the future. I don’t know how long it will take, but 3D will eventually be in all TVs at a mainstream consumer friendly price. And eventually, that 3D will be possible without glasses.

    These are the first steps. They are baby steps. This is for the early-adopters for now. I wish people would stop talking like the 3D we’re seeing at the moment is the furthest the tehchnology can go (as developers and manufacturers get better, so will the effect), and also like the price won’t come down.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Dralen

    Microsoft, I think your making a huge mistake going down this path.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. SOMI

    3D is surely going to be one of those things that pushes innovation in gaming yes virtual boy had it but tat was over 10 years ago technology has advanced since then and developers can handle 3D more effectively now.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. NiceFellow

    Company with no vested interest in 3D says it’s not great, Company with a vested interest in 3D says it’s great.

    Go figure.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Telepathic.Geometry

    I agree with get2sammyb, way down the line, it’ll be considered standard, the same way that HD is now considered standard by even Nintendo die-hards like myself.

    But how far into the future? A decade or two methinks…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    Something which you may not have noticed in the Sony store. The set you viewed (HX803) doesn’t come with glasses or transmitter (other sets have this built in) – however an extra £200 gets you 2xGlasses+Transmitter+PS3+3DGameBundle (that’s over £500 worth of stuff). If you already have a PS3 then trade it in at Game and they will give you £190 for it. So that makes the glasses + transmitter bundle effectively free. You can also get another £100-£150 off Sony TVs by bringing in any old crappy TV (doesn’t even have to work).

    #14 5 years ago
  15. daytripper

    @11 yeah but at what cost? how much is a 3d tv at the moment? a lot of people are only just grasping HD and Blu ray and now 3d is being pushed to the front. its a big rip off as far as i’m concerned, they’ve marketed this too early.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. SOMI


    I’ve seen 3D TV’s range from £1,600 to £3,000 but I can afford both at the same time but I’m no where near ready to shell out that much cash in one yet!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    Samsung LE40C750 40″ LCD 3D TV retails at £1200 in Currys.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. daytripper

    @16 same here, while i’m a technical nerd at heart and love new stuff, this whole 3D thing just feels wrong simply because of the timing of it all, HD TVs are really over the past few months starting to gather pace into regular households so having to fork out the sort of starting price from the 1k range for something like 3D…I cant see a big que for it in all honesty, not now anyway. I applaud Sony for wanting to bring something like this mass market but the timing of it is not on.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    This is how HDTV started and got to where it is today. If 3DTV is going to get there then it has to start this way. It’s not going to come in overnight, HDTV has been 5 years+ in getting to where it is now.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. daytripper

    we’ll see. once 3dtv appears around the £600 range holographic TV will be there or maybe UltraHighDefinition and people will have to change tvs again or feel through marketing and ad campaigns what they have only purchased a short while back is now inferior.

    i’m thinking of the mass market, more sales more success more justification for buying it.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Eon

    I think 3D is the future, but not the present. I see 3D marketed everywhere now but I for one won’t be investing in it until I believe it is worth while (I guess in a few years time).

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Amored

    Only 3D device thingy I’ll get in the near future is a Nintendo 3DS. And that is not because of the 3D feature… but the amazing games that will be released for it + the improved graphics :)

    EDIT: I still have 7 DS games, even though I sold my DS about 18 months ago.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gadzooks!


    Right on, but it’s even worse than that.

    What we have evidence of is that any game running in 3D has reduced framerate and resolution.

    Onviously 3D uses considerably more memory as large numbers of objects that would have been hidden from view in a 2D view might be visible or partially visible in a 3D view. This adds overheads in processing and memory usage, not to mention the dual framebuffers.

    The question is whether devs will bother to write two renderers, one for low-res 3D and one for higher res frames using different occlusion routines.

    Everyone will feel the reduction in overall quality that 3D brings, whether you use 3D or not.

    Devs will have to spend more time developing so budgets will get strained harder and more code paths equals more potential bugs.

    Add to that the incredibly small portion of users that will have 3D and it’s very clear that it is way way too soon to try to introduce 3D to the mainstream.

    I dont want my games gimped because a few guys with more money than sense are buying into this crap before its viable.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. OlderGamer

    I won’t be 3D gaming anytime soon.

    At some point it would be nice if the industry would double their efforts and focus on stuff the core gamers actualy want to play.

    Thank you Nintendo for making 12 year old girls and nongamers everywhere a coveted demographic. So much time and enrgy, not to mention, game developing resources go into casual games, motion controls, and soon 3D games. All of which means that what we as a whole like to play and want to see is less and less the main focus of what is being made and being planned for.

    I don’t want Move. I don’t want Kinect. And I don’t play the Wiis waggle games. These things are all gimmicks. All designed to be flashy and apealing. The trouble is that none of if is playable long term. The games lack depth and substance.

    It is also bad for the games industry, as much of the very market they are trying to capture … aren’t part of the game buying market. Look at the Wii. At the 3rd party software on the system. It doesn’t sell.

    I see 3D as just another step along the same path. The technology will no doubt be neat to behold. But how will it actualy enhance the games we play? The early 3D tech is rough to say the lest. Between a need for glasses(hello inner nerd), and the documented fact that many none epileptic players have had siezures. Not to mention just plan bad headaches while playing.

    So why do it? 3D. Because millions of none gamers everwhere own a Wii. Because someone, somewhere believes that games need to change. Because a suit sees a way to sell a hot new tech(no doubt that they have a vested interest in). Because the general public likes fads. Because motion controls and 3D sound futuristic.

    All I am saying is be VERY cautious about what you wish for, and what you buy into. If all the game industry offered was a better Wii(3D or not), would you be a happy gamer?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. JonFE

    The worst part with 3DTV market penetration is that it has to persuade customers to get a new TV set although they may have recently purchased a HDTV.

    In this regard, HDTV’s had it easy, because the vast improvement of LCD/LED/Plasma technology over CRT technology almost sells itself (in parallel to DVD vs VHS).

    On the other hand, 3DTV’s, while impressive themselves, are not easily appealing to anyone who has purchased a HDTV in the last couple of years (in parallel to BluRay vs DVD).

    OlderGamer + a billion

    #25 5 years ago
  26. g00nerz

    4D is the future now dudes. Now that it has been decided the fourth dimension is not ‘time’ but ‘sense’, I’m looking forward to my home TV squirting water, blowing wind and shooting smoke out the sides. Christ that just sounded like a porn film.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    “I’m looking forward to my home TV squirting water, blowing wind and shooting smoke out the sides. Christ that just sounded like a porn film.”

    3D games can go suck a tailpipe, but your idea? SOLD!!!! :)

    #27 5 years ago
  28. cookiejar

    Microsoft are backing HD-DVD-3D. The REAL next gen HD 3D format.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DrDamn

    Or – as is the case with SuperStardust HD – devs will discover a number of extra optimisations when trying to work with 3D that end up benefiting the 2D game. Recent 3D patch also enhanced the 2D game significantly. Essentially a lot of adding 3D is about optimisation, devs spending more time on that can be a great thing for 2D gaming too.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Amored

    @cookiejar – Yupp. And all the major porn-companies are joining them. With all HD-DVD-3D-movies you buy, you’ll get a fresh, warm pie.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Blerk

    3D porn, what a horrible idea. That’s the last thing you want coming right at you out of your TV screen!

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Amored

    Some people even get a stiffy from watching feet, so don’t be surprised…

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Gadzooks!


    The SSHD improvements are nothing to do with the 3D tech, that’s just revisiting years old code.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    They are revisiting the code to get 3D to work with it – isn’t optimisation essentially revisiting code?

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Gadzooks!

    They could have revisited the code at any time and made the same enhancements. Such revisions will not be commonplace.

    When developing new code they will go through the same optimisation cycles they normally do for a game, except the optimisations will be for a lower target resolution/framerate so I dont see the benefits necessarily following to the 2D rendition of the game.

    Chances are the optimisation they go through will cost time that should have been spent on gameplay elements, artwork and story.

    3D is not free. There is a cost in terms of manpower and system resources.

    You may be happy taking a hit to game quality so you can view it in 3D. I however will not be playing any games in 3D and am not happy about having my game quality reduced.

    Furthermore, knowing that 3D has an impact on quality I will think twice about buying any game that supports 3D.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    The first thing they did was bring the game bang up to date with their current engine. Then they set about making extensive optimisations. Optimisations they then put into the 2D version.

    See thread about charging more for 3D game – I don’t mind, if fact I think it’s sensible for the reasons that its a costly exercise than largely benefits the majority. I see no evidence to back up your claims though – just an example which shows the opposite.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Gadzooks!


    We will have to agree to disagree.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    Fair enough – but factually that is what they did with SSHD –

    3D is an additional feature they will put in if they can and think they will get enough *extra* sales to justify the cost. Doing it at detriment to the 2D version when there is such a small market would be stupid for any dev. For many years to come the primary focus is still going to be 2D – they have to compare favourably to other games on the market.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Massiveslag

    Microsoft are simply doing the sensible thing and sitting back and letting the competition do the running. The initial years of mistakes, blind alleys and low consumer uptake will be all Sony’s and to a certain extent Nintendo’s to experience. Once the technology is proven and has a higher install base, MS can simply enter the market with all the costly R&D and consumer feedback already taken care of by their competition, allowing them to have a lower price point and utilise their marketing strength IF the technology proves to be a winner with consumers.

    They’re doing the same with Kinect; all the evidence points to core gamers (the most lucrative sector) being largely uninterested in getting their sweaty butts off the sofa. For the moment it’s just a Wii rival, which is a proven market, but if the core adopt Move then it would be fairly easy to bundle a small ‘buttoned’ peripheral to allow for more ‘core’ gameplay mechanics.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Fuck it, I say we just skip 3D, and go right to further virtual reality developement…

    (holodeck anyone….lol)

    #40 5 years ago
  41. daytripper

    @40 i’m with you, get it done!

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    Holodeck, yet you want to skip 3D? Hum… I see the flaw to this plan. :D

    #42 5 years ago

    3D with glasses is FAIL.

    If they get rid of the glasses I might say that 3D has some longevity. Otherwise, I don’t see it being any better than the 3D visionaries comic I had in about 1989…

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Gekidami

    You can get 3D without glasses (afterall, Nintendo didnt invent their 3DS tech). Aslong as you’re willing to spend even more on a TV.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. ivycrew707

    Maybe just make some cooler looking glasses so you don’t feel like a dork when you wear them

    #45 5 years ago
  46. theevilaires

    No M$! You’re not the future. You should have thought about Blu-ray,HDMI,and 3D a little more before trying to beat SONY to the market and now its about to back fire big time.

    Uncharted 2 was your first warning.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. LordCancer

    3d is for the baboons.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    (Psssst……it was a joke #42) ;)

    #48 5 years ago
  49. sam_spade

    I would have thought MS would be behind this. If the DS can present a 3D image without a fancy 3D screen and just using tracking on the camera, surely with Natal the effect can be reproduced?

    3D is going to be the future, anyone who thinks it can’t add gameplay with a combination of the emerging tech is seriously short of imagination.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Catkiller

    3D with glasses is NOT the future!!!! You bloody Nintendo! you made it again. 3DS is the revolution! Anyway, alhough 3D might be the trend, we still will be playing games like Tetris, Mario, Sonic (hope that Sega wont screw the SONIC 4 – like the other Sonic games since Knuckles) etc. PURE GAMEPLAY, this is alpha and omega!!!! Please, dont forget it…

    #50 5 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]