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Reminder: PS3 firmware 3.40, PlayStation Plus now available [Update]

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 05:18 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Update: For all Euro members who got a year’s sub to PS Plus, LittleBigPlanet is now on the PS Store for free. It comes in at a hefty 2039Mb.

Original Story: Remember that thing Sony tried to fit around Kevin Butler’s speech at E3? We think it was called a “press conference” or something like that. Anyway, at some point after Butler left and our hearts went with him, Sony toted out some videogame thing called PlayStation Plus. That plus, though, isn’t just a boring old math symbol. Instead, it’s like a pinata, which is the opposite of math. Just take a swing at it with your £39.99 subscription bat and all kinds of goodies spill out.

The best part? It’s available right now.

The PlayStation Blog sends word that firmware update 3.40 has officially gone live. In addition to PlayStation Plus, it’s also packing a networked photo gallery, a video editing tool, a PlayStation Store five-star rating system, and a power save setting for your PS3.

Just log on to PSN and it’s all yours. Enjoy!

Thanks, Monk.

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57 Comments

  1. MrBambinoDent

    I updated and subscribed for 1 year + 3 months free
    No PSN game .. just a mini ( Zombie age )and a PS1 classic ( Rally game ), 2 Avatars , 1 Theme ( not dynamic :S ) , Infamous 1 hour Trial ( z full game is also available for 30$ ) , Fallen star pack for Warhawk for free and some discounts :S
    Ah I forgot the best part .. they put a golden + mark on your profile so that at least people will know :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ricardotrejo

    I was pretty stoked about getting Littlebig Planet along with the subscription, but now I’ve learned that that deal was only for European subscribers. Yeah, I don’t think I’m signing up anymore.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. KAP

    @1
    they put a golden + mark on your profile so that at least people will know your silly.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    I bought a year’s sub. I feel good, and don’t feel guilty in the slightest.

    Nope. Not in the slightest.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    I would but it just dosnt seem like its worth the asking price. If only the free game wasnt LBP.

    …That said, i already own every first party game thats worth having…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. KAP

    @4

    Yet.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Redh3lix

    Other than free LBP (which I already own) I see absolutely no reason to subscribe. I despise “mini’s” and the subs price isn’t worth it for exclusives etc. HAD it provided further functionality (party chat etc) I would have been interested.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Boris Fett

    So does PlayStation Plus actually do anything other than give you “free” content that you can *only* use as long as you’re subscribed?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    It makes your wallet lighter. So that it’s easier to carry around. And stuff.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Robo_1

    If I didn’t already buy so much from the PSN store, this could be interesting, but witht he main pull being free trials and discounts on games I already own, I can’t justify it.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. evilashchris

    Golden + = Cone of Shame.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. WizardWeb

    I’m sitting here wondering whether to subscribe or not. looking at the first 2 months content, the big stuff is things I had anyway. So the question for me is: does the content equate to just over £3 a month? It’s leaning toward no. If only the demos were new demos. Is there any way to turn off the push demo if you already have it? If only it wasn’t LBP and Wipeout. I’d expect most PSN users will already have those and there’s a new LBP coming out anyway, so it seems a bit poor of them to offer it.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    Will probably sub for the year. I have LBP but having it on the HDD available at all times is a bonus, though with LBP2 coming soon I’m not sure whether I will get that much use. At least I can pass on my boxed copy. It’s only the price of a pint per month.

    Other interesting feature in the update is the video editor/uploader. Hopefully means we’ll see more games supporting video output like Just Cause 2.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. cookiejar

    Subbed.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. WizardWeb

    Actually, DrDamn, you make a good point, which resolves a second. It’s the price of a pint and when you’ve drunk that, you can’t use it again, so now I’m not worried about losing the content if I don’t subscribe again…

    Also, the amount of poor PSN games I’ve bought, the free trial thing will save me money ! So it could well pay for itself.

    Subbed.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. cookiejar

    @15 that’s a good point. The trials are pretty useful. The rating system is a nice touch too, which might help me give some of the stinkers a wide birth.

    Decent update actually this time.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. SplatteredHouse

    It’s all “selected content”, and who really wants to 1 hour trial Infamous? You could have rented the FULL game by now, if you were interested. Your friends would have already shared their thoughts.
    As far as full, free games go, you get Wipeout HD, and LBP! Bare in mind that this service is intended to appeal to the very most dedicated, often-playing PS3 owner.

    It’s not as if you can 1 hour try games of your choice, or this give you a constantly enhanced demo to other users – you can pay to be able to try an hour of the game of Sony’s choice that they’re trying to flog you, anyway…But, they give away Zombie Age mini, and some static themes and a couple gamerpics!
    Raise your hand, if you do not currently own a twin stick shooter. :P

    For a launch offering, it’s shit. The US had the right idea: give everyone a free trial, but a copy of LBP does not in any way serve as ample substitute. Europe just wasn’t ready. The launch deal is a joke, and there’s no way of seeing what your own usage would be, for whether it’s worth ponying up the forty. Welcome to the lab, furry test subjects, the experiment has now commenced, your payment has been processed – participation confirmed. Hey, you even got a little badge! xD

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Nico23

    ill subscribe wen they bring out more and better stuff, which we all know they will.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. get2sammyb

    Subbed. I bet you they start out rolling out features to Plus only subscribers in time too. Then everyone will able able to moan about that!

    #19 5 years ago
  20. cookiejar

    @19 Which is what I think will happen, and the only way they are going to be able to push the service.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. TerryWogan

    Think I’ll sign up when there’s a game available that I don’t already have.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @21 Me too. I’ll pay only for free deals and games that are worth the money.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Cee

    @ 11 …SQUIRREL!!!

    Cross game chat and cloud storage then I’d be interested.
    Automatic updates should have been implemented into this firmware for free and shouldn’t be a subcribers privilege

    @21 and 22

    That’s pretty much why I ain’t rushing for a subscription
    There should be a choice of games you can have for free

    #23 5 years ago
  24. frostquake

    Just remember you DON”T OWN ANYTHING…Your Fee allows you to “SUBSCRIBE” to items…NEVER OWN THEM…So the day you stop forking over the cash, it all goes back to Sony…Now if your the Type who enjoys Leasing a Car and Paying 3 times what it is worth, then SUB to Plus. If your the type to either just outright buy the Car at a really good deal, then your the type to outright buy games on PSN or at least wait till they go on sale for 50% off, and at least you own them!

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Cee

    If you resubscribe the games you’ve managed to ascertain whilst being a subscriber…they’ll come back.

    But like many have already said..It’s just the lacklustre offers on show at this moment in time that’s putting me off

    There shoud be more choice in what you can have

    #25 5 years ago
  26. ExclusivesMostly

    @1: Wipeout HD is free for you, go download it.

    Yeah, I signed up for the U.S. version. I got 15 months subscription for $49.99. I see some people saying that they won’t get it but I think they’re gonna lose out.

    I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT I WILL GET WAY MORE THAN $49.99 WORTH OF FREE STUFF OVER 15 MONTHS.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Blerk

    It’s not really ‘free’ if you have to pay for it, of course.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. ExclusivesMostly

    @4: Agreed :)

    @21: if you wait too long you won’t get the 3 extra months free.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Kerplunk

    @24 Strictly speaking you don’t ‘own’ any game you pay money for anyway. You buy a licence to access the software under very specific terms.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. frostquake

    @29..Tis Very true..But I can be disconnected from the Internet to play my games, with no checking subscription as of right now, though I am sure the day is coming that not only must the disc be in the drive but you must be signed into the internet to play..

    The only problem for me, is I own Everything they are offering, so if I plop down $50 dollars, I get nothing day One that I don’t already have…So day one is a bust for me, and it would be gambling for me that they are going to offer something in the future that I don’t have, or something that I would want.

    In Fact my Copy of Parasite Eve on the the PS1 Still plays just fine with no worries of it expiring as of yet, and I think that came out in 1998?

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Aimless

    Nothing about Plus is ‘free’, the content it inclusive. Like all the French toast you swiped every morning at the hotel buffet.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. pjmaybe

    Good grief. It’s true. You really can sell yellow snow to people.

    I dare *anyone* to try and defend downloading that Rally Cross game. Even back in the day it sold like dogshit-flavoured muffins.

    As for subscribing to something that has nothing you want now, just in case it gets better later on, that’s just astonishing. Keep it up you goons, you are actually doing the rest of us sane people a favour by keeping the games industry afloat :)

    #32 5 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    Frostquake is right. You might as well subscribe to Onlive. SONY I’m very disappointed in you. Stop this bullshit and give the gamers what they really want. You have to take your losses to gain it back later with the PS4.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Blerk

    !

    /dies

    #34 5 years ago
  35. DrDamn

    Presumably the Rally Cross thing is US only as the Euro PSOne game is Destruction Derby – which holds some fond memories for me – ones which will likely be shattered should I play it. It had great handling for the open areas.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. pjmaybe

    Yeah I doubt they’d have the cheek to try and foist the Rally Cross game on Euro subscribers. Americans don’t know what Rally is so they’ll probably quite like it.

    Destruction Derby 1 is rather ace but not 40 quid ace. You can probably still pick it up for pence in your local fleapit preowned or from Ebay / Amazon

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DrDamn

    Yeah but you aren’t paying forty quid for just that. You are paying £40 for lots of stuff. Sure there may well be a lot of gash, but it is £3.77 a month. Cost of a pint. It’s not a big leap to see that would represent good value to a reasonable amount of people.

    I’d be interested to see if they bad a couple of the bigger betas. It would sure as hell beat hitting f5 on a collapsing Eurogamer website for an evening to find out at some point you didn’t get in.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Blerk

    Didn’t we used to get betas for free?

    And given that we’re effectively doing testing for companies for free that they would otherwise have to pay through the nose for… shouldn’t they remain free? They ought to be paying us to take part, tbh.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    Yes, but you still had to get into them.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DrDamn

    Well certain betas aren’t really betas. Some are marketing tools. They are free true – but crucially only to those lucky enough to get on them, that’s the point. The last couple of Halo Betas were sold quite successfully with Crackdown and Halo ODST too.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. theevilaires

    Blerk said: Didn’t we used to get betas for free?

    (Purchase Crackdown to get a Halo3 beta key comes to mind) :D

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Blerk

    You’re still doing their testing for them, regardless of how they spin it. It might be a scramble to get in, but at the end of the day you’re saving them money – they don’t do it out of the goodness of their hearts.

    Charging for the privilege would be flat out robbery. And yet they’ll probably do it anyway, and people will happily pay.

    /taps side of head

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Aimless

    Public Betas aren’t real Betas. At best they’re load testing: the vast majority of people taking part will have neither the inclination or technical nous to flag bugs.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. The Hindle

    Im all for Ps Plus if makes it a better service in the long term, at the moment though im not really intrested.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. theevilaires

    Blerk said: It might be a scramble to get in, but at the end of the day you’re saving them money – they don’t do it out of the goodness of their hearts.

    Charging for the privilege would be flat out robbery. And yet they’ll probably do it anyway, and people will happily pay.

    (fastfood,clothing,and tv show ads comes to mind as I think hey why do we have to pay for XBOX LIVE again just to play online) :D

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Blerk

    People don’t need to ‘report’ bugs, Aimless – the servers themselves can track issues. And it’s not only load testing, there are game-balance issues and a variety of information relating to how people actually play the game which may or may not affect the final product.

    Betas are asking you to help the developers do their jobs just like demos are adverts to sell you a full product. They’re both all well and good and I like them as much as the next guy, but we should all draw the line at paying for them.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. theevilaires

    Ok guys I have an idea. Lets all buy PLUS to show M$ that people are willing to waste their money even though free online play is still available to everyone.

    If M$ sees that SONY can be success and still keep online play free then LIVE will become free for everyone YAY! and I can own G1GA and his clan in MW2 all day long YAY!

    Do it for the people who can’t afford $50 a year :P
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgtWIx2zLtk
    lets change gaming history by forcing M$ to make LIVE online game play free for everyone! :D

    YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Blerk

    More likely that Microsoft would just add another tier and charge even more.

    “Xbox Live Platinum, now with added tat that we know you can’t resist paying for, mwah ha ha!”

    #48 5 years ago
  49. theevilaires

    You’re probably right Blerk. I never understood why using Crapbook and Shitter cost $50 a year to use on LIVE. If they are such great value then why didn’t the price of LIVE go up to something like $55 or $60 a year?….oh that’s because LIVE is a scam that’s right.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. tenthousandgothsonacid

    £3.77 for a pint Dr D ? Beer’s got expensive round your way since I lived there…

    Anyway, isn’t it 40 quid ? /12 = 3:33 which I’m more willing to believe :)

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Aimless

    @46 Servers can’t track that the game crashes if you try to bring up the scoreboard whilst selecting a loadout. Logistical data won’t let the developer know how player’s are getting outside the map, or that destroying a bit of fence will spontaneously cause the house it’s near to collapse.

    I’m part of SCEE’s community Beta testers, and whilst the input we give isn’t all that influential there are still bug report threads, surveys and NDAs to deal with. By comparison the vast majority of public Betas are just less accountable multiplayer demos, any developmental benefits they incur being transposed from post- to pre-release.

    To be honest there’s a long history of people paying for demos anyway. No one used to buy official magazines for the amazing journalism within, it was the jewel case on the front everyone was laying their £5 down for.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Blerk

    The servers can’t track that stuff but the clients can and that information can be communicated to the servers next time the user logs in. I don’t work in games but we use exactly that mechanism for our beta testing to track exactly where the problems are arising because we know full well that we can’t rely on our users to give us accurate reports on what they were doing when it keeled over.

    That said, I’d agree that calling them ‘beta’ is probably not quite right in the case of console betas – they’re more like release candidates.

    And while I take your point about the magazine cover discs, I still don’t think we should be directly paying for demos or access to betas now that it’s possible to deliver them to us without a physical medium being involved.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. DrDamn

    Ah I remembered incorrectly. £3.33 – which is the right ballpark for a decent pint when out no?

    #53 5 years ago
  54. theevilaires

    Aimless said: I’m part of SCEE’s community Beta testers

    OMG quick someone warn SONY there’s a Nintendo fanboy spy who infiltrated HQ asap!

    #54 5 years ago
  55. xino

    who ever supported this year’s PSN+ are retarded!

    everyone already have Wip3out HD and LittleBigPlanet, why support a rip off?

    #55 5 years ago
  56. theevilaires

    I agree with you Xino but they might just throw in a surprise here and there from time to time.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Galactic_Barret

    I like the games, I like that you get discounts, I also that not much is being held back from regular PSN users, feature-wise.

    I still don’t like paying for anything I could get for free. I wouldn’t pay for this just like I wouldn’t pay for Live. At least Live backed you into a corner, feature-wise, so there is an excuse for paying it; Like the Go, this just isn’t worth anything now.

    I don’t expect that to last for long, though. Like Home, I assume things will only get better from here.

    #57 5 years ago

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  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • What is Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection?

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

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    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

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  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

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  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

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  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

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  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

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  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

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  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

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  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

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