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BioWare: Development on PC “less restrictive” than consoles

Thursday, 24 June 2010 19:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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BioWare believes developing games on PC is “less restrictive” than consoles, and according to Daniel Erickson, it will remain the firm’s “lead” development platform.

Speaking with CVG during E3, SWTOR’s writing director said PC was “made for gaming” due to a less restrictive interface.

“Every two or three years we hear the announcement of fantasy being dead, PC gaming being dead and RPGs being dead,” he said. “And yet, all of the biggest games that ever come out – that set the records – are nearly always PC games, and a lot of them are fantasy games.

“The biggest game in the world is a fantasy, PC, RPG MMO. We all know the drawbacks of PC. We all scream at our boxes and try to make stuff work. But at the same time, the interface is made for games. The mouse/keyboard interface allows so much less restriction [than console].

“There was not a question when we started Old Republic – or any of our games, for that matter – [what the lead format would be]. There’s a reason the lead SKU for Dragon age was [PC] as well.

“When we’re developing an RPG, it’s a natural place to be.”

BioWare’s latest venture, Star Wars: The Old Republic, is slated for a PC-only release next spring, and you can find out more on it through our two-part E3 interview with Erickson here and here.

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30 Comments

  1. Hunam

    Lead platform? For Dragon Age and SWTOR maybe, but KOTOR/JE/ME are all dyed in the wool console games. I kinda worry Dragon Age 2 will be a console led game too.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    “When we’re developing an RPG, it’s a natural place to be.”

    Maybe i don’t like Mass Effect because it was a casual RPG game for consoles, but i’m sure that i love Bioware for their past games and Dragon Age.

    Keep up the good work guys.

    “I kinda worry Dragon Age 2 will be a console led game too.”

    It’s not going to happen never. It sold very well on PC + Steam and have AMAZING and the biggest fanbase on PC then on two consoles combined.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1

    And what if it is so what? Bioware has made the interfaces to fit each console and PC.

    @2

    Umm the console sold 3 million of DAO can’t exactly get the numbers for the PC. Which is fantistical for a NEW IP.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 I saw Ps3 version that people said that is better. Interface compared to PC is bad. It’s not comfortable interface.
    You can’t manage interface in your screen or make it better for you.
    While on PC version it’s standard Bioware oldschool RPG interface that i can manage for myself, make how i want it. Bigger, smaller and e.t.c. with options and other stuff.

    “Umm the console sold 3 million of DAO can’t exactly get the numbers for the PC. Which is fantistical for a NEW IP.”

    3 million? Really? Xbox 360 version sold for 1.6 million copies. Ps3 version sold for 860000 copies. 2 Consoles combined not even close to 3 million.

    PC version sold more then 1 million copies (Only retail) not to mention about STEAM sales (Probably 2 million easy), the most important part of sales. + there was also a lot of Bioware games with prizes for PC version. There is the biggest Bioware fanbase…

    Oh and i won’t even mention on how much people downloaded the game and played on PC. Yeah, it sad… But fanbase speaks for itself.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DeSpiritusBellum

    Hunam speaks the truth.

    However, if SWTOR becomes even half of a success (by WoW standards) Bioware should be sitting pretty enough to do some serious PC development. The Blizzard model, if you will.

    I think they have a real shot at that.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    “I think they have a real shot at that.”

    With Old Republic? Not in a bit. As the hardcore MMORPG player i’m not excited about it at all and almost no one that i know. My guild is only looking forward for the Guild Wars 2, Warhammer 40K Online and next Blizzard announcement.

    Bioware completely don’t understand the MMORPG formula and what makes Blizzard MMORPG games so special and at the same time they are trying to rip off everything from it.

    It’s not even in the TOP 10 most anticipated MMORPG games this gen on PC according to MMORPG.com
    Not to mention that it has only 4th place in the upcoming MMORPG’s of next year.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. ybfelix

    So, half of the sales is on console despite fundamentally unfit for it, that’s pretty impossible to ignore now..

    (I tried console version of DAO at friend’s, indeed it’s simply cumbersome,dare I say awful to control)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DeSpiritusBellum

    @6 Sorry, I forgot about your crystal ball there for a second.

    If you and your friends aren’t buying it, it’s clearly doomed.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @4

    “Dragon Age has shipped 2.8 million units worldwide across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC through the end of the quarter. [UPDATE] In a subsequent announcement, EA said Dragon Age: Origins shipments have now topped 3.2 million.”

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6249940.html

    Not sure where you are pulling your numbers from because there is no way to check PC sells especially through things like Steam or D2D. But if you numbers are true do the math:

    1600000 + 860000 = 2.46 mil that leaves 800k for the PC. Your math fails.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. loki

    Facepalm

    Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla
    And why you don’t make Dragon Age or MS only for PC? Oh no because, PC only it is fail only (except MMO and Sims). Say thanks to Xbox and PS3 users who bring you money and food on your tables. And don’t kiss PC gamers asses, who download games from torrent. Ungrateful bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @8
    It’s doomed? Of course not. But it’s going to be the same thing like with Warhammer Online.
    Everybody thought that it will be a World Of Warcraft killer. Now, the situation is even worse.

    Same will be with the Old Republic. It’s not a surprise. I saw 30-40 MMORPG games that wanted to be like WOW or just killers, but they all ended in the end for Free, closed, item shop stuff :D

    @9 “1600000 + 860000 = 2.46 mil that leaves 800k for the PC. Your math fails.”

    It’s your math fails because it has nothing to do with the PC. 1.6 and 860K are only consoles. ONLY. Where did you find 800K? Numbers that i said are from VGchartz. Yes, they are not absolutely official but based by NPD numbers and e.t.c.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    Read my source from Gamespot which pulled from EA’s quarterly.

    1.6+860k = 2.46M then you subtract 2.46 from 3.2mil (What EA said has sold of DAO across all platforms) what do you get? Around 800k which you would assume is PC because we already used your PS3 and 360 numbers.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    “Read my source from Gamespot which pulled from EA’s quarterly”

    Can you read it for yourself?

    EA SHIPS, don’t SELL 3.2 million copies on FEBRUARY! ON F E B R U A R Y.
    you know mate, it’s June now and on Steam it’s still on Top Sellers.
    VGChartz numbers show only console sales and have nothing to do with the PC sales.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    Thats what I have been saying and you are pulling the PC numbers out of your ass.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DeSpiritusBellum

    @11 I don’t remember anyone referring to Warhammer as superior, in any way. Mythic barely seemed to know what they wanted with the game themselves.

    Basically every subscriber you get is gonna come from an already popular MMO, so if you’re gonna stand a chance, you’re gonna need a better offering.

    So far, the buzz is looking promising.

    You’d be a fool to expect to challenge a 7 year old gaming institution like WoW in your first year of release, though. What they want is a respectable piece of the pie.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    “I don’t remember anyone referring to Warhammer as superior, in any way. Mythic barely seemed to know what they wanted with the game themselves.”

    Because you are not a MMORPG gamer. Who are in MMORPG and played at that time WOW or is registered in MMORPG.com. Everybody said that it will be a World Of warcraft killer.
    I remember it had 3rd place on most anticipated MMORPG games of the year, but after the release date and since it’s on 14th place and Star Wars now is only on 11th place. People not even hyped for it.

    “You’d be a fool to expect to challenge a 7 year old gaming institution like WoW in your first year of release, though. What they want is a respectable piece of the pie.”

    and they won’t even have 3/11 piece of WOW’s pie. No guts.
    Because game for a MMORPG in my perspective and many serious MMORPG gamers looks like any other MMORPG game with exception that it is Star Wars.

    For me, it looks like a Star Wars fan service then a MMORPG game. IMHO.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DeSpiritusBellum

    @16 Nice try, but actually I played WoW since the late beta and helped build the top raiding guild on my server, playing until Sunwell.

    Like I said, I don’t recall anyone being up in arms about it. People were mostly just confused about whether it would be a PVP oriented game, which is no surprise, since Mythic barely seemed to know what their own focus was.

    You quote a lot of pseudo-facts pulled off the internet, but it doesn’t reflect the tentative previews, reviews or general mood at the time. I followed it through early development, and I would’ve bought a Warhammer MMO that seemed halfway decent, but I chose not to based on what I saw and read.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @16

    “Star Wars now is only on 11th place. People not even hyped for it.”

    Thats probably because no one cares for that site and its not planed on release til Spring 2011, there are other games on their mind right now.

    Again just making wild claims based on your small group of friends is a bit moronic because on that token, I can say the people that I know that play WoW and have played various other MMOs are very much looking forward to ToR.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    “Thats probably because no one cares for that site ”

    Because your head is full of shit. http://www.mmorpg.com have the biggest MMORPG fanbase. There is no site that have the community of that level. You need other sites? It’s the same.

    “its not planed on release til Spring 2011, there are other games on their mind right now.”

    and because you are an idiot. Guild Wars 2 and Secret World don’t even have a PLANED release date and they are on the first and third places for example.

    Guild Wars 2
    FF 14
    Secret World

    Are 3 most anticipated MMORPG games for now. Soon Warhammer 40K will take Secret World crown.

    I’m looking forward for Guild Wars 2. It’s going to be amazing.

    “Again just making wild claims based on your small group of friends is a bit moronic because on that token, I can say the people that I know that play WoW and have played various other MMOs are very much looking forward to ToR.

    It’s not based on small group of people. It’s based on guild that have more then 100 people.
    But it’s not important. The most important part that MMORPG community don’t even care. Go look at other sites, you need another links of less popular MMORPG sites? MMORPG players really don’t care.

    you are not MMORPG player, if you think it is awesome, you never played MMORPG games before. Old Republic is just old formula to be excited.

    Over all Old Republic takes 4th place on Top games in development and 11 place overall from all games.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    Oh God You are just as bad as TEA. I am not a MMORPG player because I look forward to this game. Arguing with you just as bad as any fanboy, you pull numbers out of your ass and deny any real facts.

    When WoW first started the fanbase of Evercrack said the exact same thing you are saying about ToR. Look at whats happened. You just constantly go to every topic about ToR and say this will fail, maybe, maybe not we won’t know til a year after release. Stop Trolling!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    “you pull numbers out of your ass and deny any real facts. ”

    Go to mmorpg.com. Not enough numbers and facts? If not enough then it’s your problems.
    Facts are here at http://www.MMORPG.com the biggest MMO base site.

    “When WoW first started the fanbase of Evercrack said the exact same thing you are saying about ToR”

    Absolutely NOT. I was one of the first one who preordered it first day available and there was already one million preorders. Game looked incredible.
    It was innovative, it sounded incredible and most of all it was made on the Warcraft universe. Warcraft universe was designed to be MMO and fans wanted it from the start.

    “You just constantly go to every topic about ToR and say this will fail”

    Not true. I’m not saying that it will FAIL, it simply won’t do good for EA and Bioware they want. Do you think i don’t want great MMORPG game? Republic? Well… It looks OK.

    “maybe not we won’t know til a year after release”

    Maybe. But it’s EA, it’s always with their MMORPG games, i don’t expect something incredible from a World Of warcraft clone with lightsabers.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DeSpiritusBellum

    Facepalm.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @21

    I have looked at those numbers and it based on a rating from 1-10 which compared to the top three its only .10 -.15 off Whoop!

    Which is pretty good considering it has a year to go before release and EA hasn’t been marketing for it yet.

    EA has only put out one MMO and that was Warhammer, it didn’t fail because it was EA it failed because the dev team didn’t have a direction and weren’t sure what to do with the game other than “it will be a WoW killer”.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. ekfight

    I really dont see why you cant just use a mouse and keyboard with your xbox. its got usb inputs. there should be a game designed for the console that make syou use it – so people will buy them for your consoles.

    it WOULD work.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Phoenixblight

    @24

    Because Devs can’t base assumption that some if not all players will have a keyboard and mouse plus they have to make the UI work with the controls being used. Bioware has the best solution make the games UI around the controls being used.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Blerk

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t want to use mouse and keyboard for my console games.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. IL DUCE

    Yeah no one said fantasy and RPGs were dead fucktards…but PC gaming is dead besides the nerds that can afford $3000 computers to actually run the games at full fidelity and then buy $500 graphics cards every year instead of getting them provided to us like those in the game industry have the luxury of getting…

    #27 5 years ago
  28. ivycrew707

    Lol Last of a dying breed…….but is Aion any good on pc?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @28

    No its not so much so they decided to shrink their servers because its not popular.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Springchicken

    Hey guys, I wouldn’t want to bother with this normally, but considering anecdotal situations are being used to back up arguments of SWTOR’s inevitable failure, I want to mention that all the interest I hear towards the game is from people who aren’t die hard WoW players, or even the sort of gamers who need to have a subscription to one MMO or another active at any one point.

    A large amount of interest, and a great deal of focus for BioWare, seems to be centred around people who wouldn’t normally pay much heed to the ‘next big’ MMO. I’m not sure if it’s because of BioWare’s emphasis on the plot progression and individual experiences possible in the game or some other factor, but it’s working to differentiate SWTOR from the next best WoW beater.

    #30 5 years ago

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    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    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 […]