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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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