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Sony reveals first PlayStation Plus content

Thursday, 24 June 2010 15:26 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Sony has revealed the first batch of content PlayStation Plus subscribers will benefit from should they sign up for the service.

Anyone paying £39.99 for the yearly subscription or £11.99 for the three-month subscription, will gain access to a free PSN game, two Mini titles and a PSone classic each month.

This is in addition to discounts on store items, and also free premium avatars and dynamic themes.

It was previously announced that any users signing up before August 3 will also receive a downloadable copy of LittleBigPlanet for free.

Here is the full list of items included for the first two months.

Month 1: June 29th – August 3rd

  • Intro offer: LBP (standard edition)
  • PSN PS3: Wipeout HD
  • minis: Field Runners, Age of Zombies
  • PSone: Destruction Derby
  • Full Game Trial: Shatter, Savage Moon
  • Discounts: LBP God of War Pack – 50%, LBP: LocoRoco costume pack – 50%, Gravity Crash – 20%, Fat Princess DLC – 20%
  • Premium Game Element: KillZone 2: Steel & Titanium DLC
  • Push demo: ModNation Racers, Heavy Rain
  • Dynamic Themes: LBP Theme, SCEE produced: PlayStation “Game Is Just The Start” Dynamic Theme
  • 2 x Fat Princess Premium Avatars

Month 2: August 4th – September 1st

  • PSN PS3: Zen Pinball
  • minis: Blast-Off, Alien Zombie Death
  • PSone: Medievil
  • Full Game Trial: inFamous, Mushroom Wars
  • Discounts: Zen Pinball Earth Defence Table – 20%, Warhawk Triple Combo Pack – 50%, Super Stardust HD – 20%, WipeOutHD Fury – 20%
  • Premium Game Elements: Motorstorm Pacific Rift: Adrenaline Pack
  • Push Demo: Flower, Pixel Junk Shooter
  • Themes: “SCEE produced: PlayStation Plus Dynamic Theme, Heavy Rain Crime Scene Theme
    2 x Heavy Rain Avatars (Bird and Butterfly)

Sony has posted a huge explanation of the service over on the EU PS Blog, which includes the curious quote of “Cross-game chat is not currently included in PlayStation Plus.”

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39 Comments

  1. MrBambinoDent

    This is way less than what I was expecting from you Sony :(

    Ah and this cross game chat thing is getting old and shame on you that you are still delaying this.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. eutiagopato

    nice :) really looking forward to plus

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    So free(ish, actually rented) stuff is all you get at the minute? No extra features or anything?

    Just say no, Playstation fans!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    well the rental part could be for trophy whores really :D the other stuff is very meh because you don’t actually own it.

    inFAMOUS as a trial game?….are they putting up full PS3 games over PSN now like XBOX games on demand?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Razor

    Sony have screwed this up. Where are the new services? There’s nothing there. What a waste.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    Well Razor its not like they are forcing you to buy it. Plus isn’t this just the EURO list. America should get better quality stuff right…since we are Americans and all ;)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Holesome

    It seems this is a bullshit service designed to get people to buy in to the idea of paying for PSN services. It feels to me that Sony is trying to dig themselves out of a real deep hole they dug when they started offering PSN free. This will be a couple of year process to prepare PSN users for a fully paid PSN service perhaps when the PS4 releases.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    How is the “trial” version better than a demo? Doesn’t it just mean you have to download 6gb+ of game in order to discover you don’t really like it instead?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7 I think not. As Blerk said somewhere here in some VG247 post. It was a strong selling point for Sony and it’s still strong selling point.

    No one takes Free from you away.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    They can never take free away without a devastating backlash until they have out sold the 360 world wide.

    I do however think that if you are a die-hard PlayStation supporter and trophy whore you should support free online play buy purchasing PlayStation Plus. Do it for the kids guys!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    What? Are you mental? Fuck Sony, they owe you!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. ivycrew707

    Wheres the f%&King cloud storage, I was wanting this but without that…..ummmmmmmummmmm…..wonder if they get u in the ff14 beta

    #12 5 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    How do they owe me? I have enjoyed countless hours that accumulate into months time on free online multiplayer and they haven’t charged me a dime yet. Unlike M$ who easily could do the same goddamn thing with all those fucking McDonalds ads smeared all over the XBOX360 dashboard.

    There are no ads on PSN XMB except for the whats new icon and even that is still only game related. You people who LOVE M$ so much need to really wake up and see that the grass is greener on the other side.

    (and I dare you to tell me I’m lying and I’m a SONYBOT)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. MrBambinoDent

    Guys calm down …
    I’m really disappointed cause I waited for some features rather than content … but let’s hope it’ll get better

    #14 5 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    Sony should have just annouced that all PSN usage will cost a monthly/yearly fee and left it that. This so muddies the PSN waters. And for what?

    The fact is that running an online service costs a lot of cash. Maybe if they had toned down their arogant MS/Live bashing from the start … this would be easier for them to deal with. But they actualy convinced their fan base that charging fees for a service is unreasonable. And now they are stuck with needing to charge fees and have no real way to do it.

    I say dunk this junk and roll out a proper PSN service plan. Also the truth is the number one thing that has value in being charged for is in fact the actual MP/Online gaming.

    Don’t get yer panties in a bunch PS Defenders, but this is a mess. Imagine if this were MS Live plan being rolled out. You folks would die laughing.

    I think it just sad, and really undefendable. No excuse for something like this.

    Either be free and low ball, or be a premium service and charge for it. Can’t be both at the same time. Right now they are trying to add value where there isn’t any to add.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gadzooks!

    @13

    You are truly an embarrasment to all PS3 owners. You wont be for long though, the ignore button will silence you and the world will be a better place.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    The money M$ makes off of LIVE subs they can at least make online play free on the weekends which is what they promised in the first place when they announced the 360….

    …but people rather focus on giant enemy crabs :P

    1.No ads on PSN or XMB. PS3 online play is free

    2.M$ ads up the ass with Mcdonalds,IGN,Burger King,MTV, and still charging for online play ….HUH!?

    1. PS3 can read all kinds of video,music,and photo types making it a paradise for people who pirated from torrents at no extra cost whatsoever.

    2. XBOX360 can’t read most popular video formats, can’t even handle some very high res photos to be displayed, can’t send 1080P wallpapers to my friends in a message :( and I have to have a CD if I want MP3 files copied on my 360 HDD LMAO WTF?

    1. PS3 lets you share your games up to 5 different PS3′s so if you and a trusted friend want to share the burden of buying things you can and still enjoy the games he buys and vice versa saving you hundreds per yer!

    2. XBOX you can’t share shit not even a goddamn 1080P wallpaper to set as your back ground on your expensive gorgeous 1080p HDTV you just dropped $1500 or more on

    NOW YOU TELL ME WHOS FUCKING WHO and WHO DESERVES A LITTLE THANKS IN RETURN. If you can afford the $50 people purchase at least one year of PLUS to show SONY your appreciation and to support the PSN community that can’t afford to but are great team members in multiplayer games you play together.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. daytripper

    i noticed today that the comment section was going pretty smooth

    #18 5 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    tea, I hate the 360 ads and the way that they force you to scroll through loads of rubbish just so that you can get to the only two sections that you want, most of the time(‘my xbox’ and ‘friends’).

    But the PS3 does throw a load of annoying ads at you too. (Unless you’re still on a rolled back XMB, possibly…)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gadzooks!

    @17

    Give me a link to a document from MS saying they would ever make online play free.

    “PS3 online play is free”

    But doesnt offer the online tools that huge numbers of community gamers use regularly, isnt particularly integrated into the dash, doesnt enforce demos of downloadable games, has fucking awful support in EU, etc., etc.

    Free online is good, but I prefer a well rounded service.

    “XBOX360 can’t read most popular video formats”

    I do all my media playing on 360 with no problems whatsoever.

    “PS3 lets you share your games up to 5 different PS3’s”

    You cheapass little shit you should be ashamed of yourself. Those devs deserve cash, not pikey game sharing.

    “1080P wallpaper”

    Who gives a fuck about wallpapers?

    Get a perspective you corporate dick sucking kid.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. threadzilla

    @13 Right on

    #21 5 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    I agree G1GA I hate when I’m racing to the friends section only to miss you,Blerk,or Psychotext just sign off by a millisecond. the friends list sound be in the same with your XBOX stuff.

    also I have the latest firmware man and the only ads I ever see are stuff in the PS store like Movies and Games. The only other thing I can think of is SPRINT a while ago and they paid the bill for every PS3 owner on PSN to download Rag Doll Kung Fu “FOR FREE!” Now thats some advertising!

    I appreciated that kind of advertising so much when my 2 year contract was up with AT&T I went and joined SPRINT and got a Blackberry Curve on their network. Thats how you advertise.

    Not fucking M$ with footlocker and McDonalds. Fast food is shit and footlocker is on the top ten ghetto shit list place I would never shop. So fuck off to them and M$. PSN is where I’ll be spending my money during this gen mostly.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. ScreenTearing

    I can’t understand why anyone would be bothered with PSN+ unless you are just another warrior on the great console war and lost half of your brain in the fight.

    Sony didn’t remove any feature from PSN, so what’s the problem? You can still do all the stuff you did last month, so Jack Tretton killed your dog or something?

    Do you guys also complain and ask someone to don’t subscribe to GameFly or other rental services? Talk about “old” man yelling at clouds…

    #23 5 years ago
  24. OlderGamer

    I hate the Ads on xbl no doubt. Good point.

    But, PSN does have ads too. Just not as bad.

    Also, if free was working so good for Sony?

    Why is there now a PSN+?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. daytripper

    the ads must be the US Xbox Live because all I see on the Euro one are links to downloads or streaming videos of interviews or IGNs Jessica Chobot looking quite bummable and Inside Xbox.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    SEEK HELP FOR DENIAL KID!

    ME: “XBOX360 can’t read most popular video formats”

    U: I do all my media playing on 360 with no problems whatsoever.

    Truth: Well you must have all your videos Coded at WMV because XBOX360 has no issues with that format…but some AVI,MP4,XVID,DIVX,and especially my beautiful 1080P M2TS files I think not KID.

    ME: “PS3 lets you share your games up to 5 different PS3’s”

    U: You cheapass little shit you should be ashamed of yourself. Those devs deserve cash, not pikey game sharing.

    Translation: Waaaaaaaah! :( its not fair I get raped for the over priced MW2 map packs while you and your PlayStation buddies can share waaaaaaaaaah! :D Oh and for your 411 I don’t game share with anyone because I already have 3 PS3′s and I don’t trust people with my account.

    ME: “1080P wallpaper”

    U: Who gives a fuck about wallpapers?
    Get a perspective you corporate dick sucking kid.

    Owning your ass to the day you RR2D :D : I care about 1080P wallpapers, my friends on my list care because they love and appreciate art too. We love to see a shot of our favorite games splashed beautifully across our 40″+ 1080P XMBs unlike the 360 which can’t even produce a native 1080p dashboard resolution and covers the wallpapers in some strange grey boarder.

    Your problem is you can’t recognize greatness,excellence,and superiority(aka the PS3)when you see it. Which leads me to believe you’re most likely a racist little fuck too. I think you better do yourself a favor and instead of “jump in” M$ anus you jump out. Your denial is rotting away what little brain you have left not that you had much to start with anyway :D

    #26 5 years ago
  27. daytripper

    no need for all of this, its video games for fuck sake.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. xino

    I really urge UK gamers to avoid this ripp off!
    We already have Wip3out HD and Little Big Planet. Yet they want us to have the same game.

    People should not support this ripp off by not buying this PSN premium

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DrDamn

    Or … people could base their purchases on their own circumstances rather than yours.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. reask

    I am in the Sony camp on this one actually.
    I mean you get free games to play that you might never try otherwise.
    The 1 hour trial lets you continue from where you left off.
    I reckon I will at least try the 3 months option and if I like it I will probably stay with it.
    After all when all is said and done I pay MS 60 Euro a year for nothing but online play and have never had an issue with it.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Koncept6454

    theevilaires I have to agree with you completely, I’ve owned a ps3 for a good few years now and have never had a problem with online play, yet when I go round my mates house the connection on the 360 is lagey on games like MW2. I’m completely buying into PSN+ because you get games in a package that costs less then Live, live has never anyone anything for free, apart from a red ring and you’re out of pocket £200.
    I work for game and see people everyday bringing back broken Xboxs, we hardly ever get broken PS3s, and with all this cross game chat, I’m sorry but I really don’t care, I have friends in my friends list, but I don’t miss talking to them when I’m playing other games. It’s easy enough to get into a game with them and that’s all I care about.
    I think if they’re giving £200 pounds worth of content for the price of £40 pound I’m not getting ripped off, and by the looks of it, the price of the stuff you’re getting in the first two months passes the price tag of £40, so everything from there on out is free stuff as far as I’m concerned.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. reask

    Just a question folks.
    Is that KZ2 stuff the extra maps for free?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Koncept6454

    at 32: yeh man!!!
    I already have it, but still

    #33 5 years ago
  34. frostquake

    According to PS Blog,
    “The “free” games you can download each month are yours to keep for as long as you are a subscriber.”

    So Say I get Field Runners, PSP Mini Free with Subscription and transfer to my PSP. Then my subscription expires, the game will quit working on my PSP? Called Sony, they told me that the games you get for the PSP Free, you will have to connect to the Sony Network before being allowed to play them, that they will check to see if your subscription is active…REALLY!!! That is Crazy, and a HUGE ASS HASSLE…Sometimes where I have my PSP is no WiFi, so they said I wouldn’t be able to play those Free Games on my PSP that I got through PLUS!

    This service sounds like a HUGE HASSLE!!!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. reask

    Nice one Koncept. thanks

    #35 5 years ago
  36. theevilaires

    Koncept post more we need more good people like you here :D

    #36 5 years ago
  37. bytemap

    Finally at least I got an honest answer from all that bashing on both platforms. All I wanted to know was if the term that you keep your “free” games for as long as your a subscriber.

    If I bought it, no matter if I’m a subscriber, I should keep it. This sounds more like a rental program than anything else.

    that’s all I needed to hear, thanks again.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Demiath

    I’m not philosophically opposed to paying for online extras..but it’s got to be better stuff than this (buying “discounts” for games? No thanks!). Try again, Sony…

    #38 5 years ago
  39. StolenGlory

    I’m a PS3 owner and I can quite honestly say that Playstation Plus can kiss my ass. It offers nothing to me that is even remotely compelling.

    I’ll stick with my ‘standard’ free-online multiplayer thanks.

    As always it comes down to personal preference. If those offerings appeal to you, then by all means go for it, but I just found nothing there that appeals to me really.

    *Doing my best to avoid the fanboy flamebait here, so give me points for effort*. :)

    #39 5 years ago

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    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]