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Microsoft wants to put RROD issues behind it

Saturday, 26 June 2010 22:21 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Albert Penello, senior director of global marketing for Xbox 360, has said that Microsoft wants to put the console’s hardware failure issues behind it.

Speaking with IndustryGamers, Penello said that the lack of rings on the slimmer 360 model is part of putting the RROD fiasco to rest.

“Well, you know it’s unfortunate and, believe me, it’s my least favorite thing to talk about, part of our history,” he said. “I think most people agree it’s become a little bit of an Internet meme now, just a thing to say.

“I feel bad for the customers that have had to go through the experiences that they’ve had, but, fundamentally, almost everybody will tell you that consoles purchased in the last two or three years, that problem doesn’t occur. It’s really people that had launch consoles and some of the early hiccups in getting those repaired and back out to people. But really, our focus over the last few years has been continuous improvement and getting the existing boxes rock steady.

“The box that you bought a year ago or even two years ago isn’t really having a problem. I mean, when you sell 40 million of something, the hard part is that any part of consumer electronics, automobiles, even DVD players, which are about as commoditized as you can get, the nature of manufacturing means there’s going to be a small handful that have problems.

“For the most part, the overall quality problem has been fixed for a couple of years now. This is an evolution of that work. The decision not to put the three red rings in it was just because it’s something I want to put behind us”.

Thus the dot instead of the ring, we suppose.

The slimmer 360 started shipping in the US last week during E3, and will hit Europe on July 16.

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30 Comments

  1. Phoenixblight

    “almost everybody will tell you that consoles purchased in the last two or three years, that problem doesn’t occur.”

    Uh huh tell that to my console that bought Nov 2009 that received not 1 RROD but 2. A little denialism there maybe?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    Yeah, I had a problem (or two) with one that was not a launch model. Don’t get me started on the one that was. :(

    #2 5 years ago
  3. The Hindle

    LOL or tell that to my brother whos 360 just RROD as well Microsoft. Biggest mess up of all time is the RROD.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Pixelated

    I still haven’t had one problem with my launch model, I also picked up an Elite shortly after it came out.. Same story, haven’t had one problem with it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. hitnrun

    So the system continues to fail, you just can’t post LOLRRRROD on the internet.

    Actually, it’s amazing that they didn’t do this sooner. It doesn’t make much sense for a company to have a sexy, easily recognizable pop-culture Fail Meter on the front of their machine, particularly on a piece of hardware that fails as often as the 360.

    Heck, if they had done this from the beginning, they might have been able to leave us all with bricks!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. JimFear666

    @pixaleted you need to play more than 2hours/week :p

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    Fingers crossed, we haven’t had any issues with our Arcade model since we got it. I may have just jinxed us. :p

    #7 5 years ago
  8. AceTheGamer23

    The reason i stop liken microsoft xbox360 because of the 3ROD it happen to me with two different Xbox360 i brought thats why im more of a fan of PS3 i guess it was my fault not to get the warrantee but when u wont a game to play and u only got a lil extra cash thats what happen thats what lead me to go to school and learn how to fix hardware and even when i fix the problem it still occur on me but no worries i got my PS3 and its been good to me and they been have better exclusive lately and the Life span of PS3 can last longer they just using a lil bit of its graphic power and dont Forget IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING

    #8 5 years ago
  9. trav

    Six.

    That’s how many consoles I went through before I managed to get one that seemed stable.

    Six consoles. Six times I had to go back to Argos to get another one which were thankfully within the warrenty which reset with each console. The last time they didn’t stock 20GB consoles anymore and ended up getting a 60GB and money back.

    But still, not the point. I’ve never had to return a console so many times because it kept breaking on me.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. LordCancer

    i dunno about it hasn’t been a problem for 2 or 3 years cause thats when I first got my falcon that died in 5 days. It wouldn’t boot past the 360 logo and the power supply was shit, high pitched noise. 2nd falcon died with an e74 less than a year after purchase. I have a jasper arcade unit now, I full expect it to die. maybe ill finally get the red ring!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Droid

    I’ve only ever had one xbox 360 console. It’s worked fine for years. I think the rrod issue is mainly to do with people who don’t seem to realise that it can overheat if it’s not well ventilated, and I’d bet good money on that all/most of those who have had the rrod have kept their console horizontal instead of vertical most of the time, or run it for hours on end without a break, especially during summer times. Also know 4 other people who use it exactly the same way as me and none of them have had issues either and most use theirs loads.
    As with most things, you take out the human element and there aren’t any problems.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    Uh huh ignorant post because my console was vertical in a well ventilated area along with the AC on during the summers in Texas.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. sg1974

    “As with most things, you take out the human element and there aren’t any problems.”

    WTF? If its the human element to blame why doesnt every other electronic device die in as many numbers? Just accept it as what it was: a failure of design and manufacture

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Droid

    @12+13 LOL. Take yourself out. No problems.

    Well there’s loads of ways to look at it. Some are faulty, some break due to user error, and for some people they just claim it magically breaks without them doing anything. I’d put it down to there being plenty of people out there who just don’t look after things they own.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    WTF has vertical/horizontal got to do with it? It is sold as working either way and that is what it should do.

    2 failures here from well ventilated machines.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. sg1974

    @14, so youre saying 360 owners look after their 360s worse than the whole of humanity looks after virtually every other electronic device? My bro has had four 360s during the time he’s had a single PS3. Does he treat his 360 worse than his PS3?

    Its strange how you cannot accept what even MS admit (in a roundabout way) was a massive cock up. There’s the “LOL” right there.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Galactic_Barret

    Well, his name IS Droid.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Holesome

    I’ve had so many problems with my five 360s over the years including my fair share of RROD’s but haven’t had RROD’s or significant problems over the past year and a half. The Elite has been running exceptionally well, the Jasper hasn’t had any problems, and the launch consoles, once they were warrantied have been stable since.

    One key point to make is no console has failed an RROD or E73 while being plugged into my UPS. Many 360 problems are caused by source power problems suck as power bumps, brown-outs, noisy power, and faulty power.

    360 times are getting better and hopefully the 360s will be sound, solid, and stable.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Galactic_Barret

    I’ve always assumed that they replaced the RROD with the E74 error, as they basically diagnose the same problems.

    Honestly, though, no one really cares. No one complains except in rant threads (like these), and its cleaned up the MS/American way: By throwing money at it. Consumers, the FCC, the press has called it even based on the rebate system, even fanboys have adapted past the situation, the only one talking about it anymore is MS. Why?

    The proverbial elephant in the room, and the sole complainant is it’s date.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Anders

    Bought a 360 a few months after release, and it works fine to this date. Will still upgrade for the bigger hard drive, the built-in Wi-Fi and to get rid of the fucking noise though.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Xuchilbara

    “almost everybody will tell you that consoles purchased in the last two or three years, that problem doesn’t occur.”

    LMFAO…. I know roughly about 18 people that would disagree with this… roughly around 3 times each. I would only disagree once… If you all catch my drift ;)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. ivycrew707

    Do any of u remember if your system was standing vertically when it happened?

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Crysis

    too little, too l8 Microsoft, you should not of rushed it out @ launch & fix the bugs with the console once you realized what caused it, the ONLY reason Microsoft offered the 3 year warranty is because they legally had no other choice

    #23 5 years ago
  24. NiceFellow

    I bet they want to put it behind them.

    For those saying they’ve had one from launch – well done, but you’re missing the point.

    The 360 had a failure rate that was high for consumer electronics. That’s what matters. I saw reports of 33% failure. If you’ve had one from launch, well done, you’re in the 67% that didn’t fail.

    But anything much above 2% to 3% is an issue and there is no doubt the 360 was way above that – and in fact really the console and MS should have been punished even more than they were, but gamers are a forgiving lot if they can get their fix so MS managed to solider through the problem.

    I don’t believe the issue ever left 360, though, to the extend he implies. They did get the fail rate down, but even recent surveys all point to it remaining higher than it should and that for sure it remains higher than PS3/Wii.

    For me the question is will the Slim finally put the rate where it should be, or is it simply an exercise in diversion with the signature signs removed.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Pyrix

    I’ve had my 360 repaired twice, once for disc drive failure (which cost me £60) and the second time for RROD (but thankfully it was still in the warranty). However, that warranty ran out in March this year and it got RROD again this May. They told me I would have to pay £81 to fix it, so I was thinking of just buying a slim. I had heard about the X-clamp fix, and knowing I had nothing to lose by opening the console and voiding the warranty I didn’t have, tried it and it worked.

    If you see the state of the CPU and GPU’s thermal paste after around 2 years of heavy use (assuming they replace it when they repair them, otherwise more), you wouldn’t be surprised they fail. Barely any coverage of the actual chip, most of it had hardened and moved to the sides.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. frostquake

    Square Blue Screen Of Death

    SBSOD

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Droid

    @16 No. I’ll add more detail just for you. The 360s can overheat much easier than a ps3, and as this has been reported for the past 4 years it’s the source of 65% of the RROD errors, some people either don’t realise this or don’t take any steps to prevent it. For the other 35% of rrod errors then some of those arent preventable, but the majority can be. Obviously newer consoles are modified to help out with this problem, but it doesn’t remove it entirely. It just takes common sense to avoid it.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. polygem

    I had a launch one… Rrod after a year or so. Quick replacement and 3 months free xbl code. Never had any problems then. Upgraded to elite sometime later. No problems. Ps3 slim fucked up after a few month as well. Got a replacememt but took ages and received a different refurbished console with some small scratches on the back. Not so cool. Also one psp fucked up. Received a new one with some dead pixels. So my personal experience is different. No complaints about ms consoles and service. Always handle my consoles very carefully.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. LePlatypus

    LOL Microsoft fail, If it’s true that 20M Xbox 360′s were sold before March 2010 then that means there are at least 20M xbox 360 running with shitty rushed hardware

    #29 5 years ago
  30. itwa5medicks

    @29 yeah 20m future customers!!! lol

    LOL!!!!!!!!

    I wouldnt be the least bit surprised to find out that the failures are in fact engineered on purpose.

    I bought the original xbox and had the ring of death within a month. That was the last time I played xbox.

    My ps2 doesnt even HAVE screws in it, as it was taken apart to be cleaned so many times, it actually will burn grooves on disks like records if you play too long…BUT IT STILL WORKS!!

    Also the fact that you HAVE to pay to play online makes me not purchase a 360 every time I have extra cash to blow. Its just wrong, and very greedy for a company that owns the world.

    BTW, why havent they done anything about this until now??????

    Gee maybe because theyre $100,000,000,000,000 dollars richer because of that, “sorry” “my bad” as they smirk.

    #30 5 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]