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Sony last to next gen, pub expects new hardware in “2-3 years”

Thursday, 8 July 2010 18:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony dev head Shuhei Yoshida’s said he expects both Nintendo and Microsoft to release new hardware before PlayStation makes the leap the next generation, while Ubisoft today agreed with the increasingly popular view that you’re going to see a new kid on the block before 2013.

“In my opinion, Microsoft will make the first move,” Yoshida told Develop at E3.

“Or, because Nintendo’s approach was not to upgrade much on its basic hardware – Wii doesn’t even support HD resolution – so they might be the first to move.

“Probably we should watch these companies, in my opinion. Because PS3 was later than Xbox, and is more powerful, so it has a longer lifespan.”

Arm the nukes – you are not prepared

Ubisoft added fuel to the next gen’s fire today, saying it expects new hardware to be on the market by 2013.

Talking about the state of trade at the end of this year, Ubi UK marketing boss Murray Pannel told Eurogamer at a British event yesterday that he believes those shiny new boxes are closer than many think.

“The new hardware, if it’s not new platforms coming, the things like Move, Kinect, 3DS, these will all reinvigorate the market, and I do see in the next 12 month if not growth then stabilisation before what I assume to be a new transition into new consoles probably in the next two to three years,” he said.

Pannel added a caveat, though, saying there was still “life” in the current gen.

“I genuinely think games can get better,” he said. “Experiences can get more rich and varied, and the new platforms, Kinect and Move, can help enhance that, certainly.”

Back-room chatter

Todays comments solidify back-room talk at E3 this year, which showed a popular opinion of Microsoft moving before Sony with its next box, probably looking at a 2012 reveal and a 2013 launch.

There’s even been talk of Microsoft next gen tech specs being out in the wild. But that’s not for now, sweetheart.

Sony has consistently said it’s looking at a 10-year cycle for PS3, which launched in 2006.

Microsoft released Xbox 360 in 2005. The recently departed boss of the console, Robbie Back, called Kinect a “mid-life kicker” before exiting stage left earlier this year.

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28 Comments

  1. Happy Hardon Harry

    I’m already on next gen hardware, it’s called a PC!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. f1r3storm

    Hope it takes at least five years.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    It depends how Kinect works out, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we saw a new MS box in 2013.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. cookiejar

    I think Move and Kinect are a test bed. If they boost sales of current hardware then great. If they don’t, I reckon we’ll hear mumblings of new systems even sooner.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    Yeah, I imagine we’ll hear some serious chatter about next gen in 2012, with lots of handheld news in the middle to keep us interested.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Bulk Slash

    “Because PS3 was later than Xbox, and is more powerful, so it has a longer lifespan”

    More like they’ve only just started seeing a small profit on the hardware so there’s no way they will release a new system until they’ve had time to make some money from the current one.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dannybuoy

    I’m up for whatever whenever. They can all do what they like. I know I’m enjoying the present gen but I’m a gadget fiend so I’ll buy a new system when it’s released

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Nico23

    ok then ill stick to the ps3 till then.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. revsoul

    Man, I’m just getting in a zone with my consoles. I am not tired of them yet.

    I don’t want to even think about a new system. Too many games to play right now and even more on the horizon.

    2-3 years is too soon for a new Playstation, but maybe ok for a new Xbox

    #9 5 years ago
  10. El_MUERkO

    Microsoft are going to be looking for wins after disappointing recent and future product launches so I’m going to bet on an E3 announcement in 2011.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    I felt the same way last gen. Like the then systems were pushed out of the way in favor of Microtransactions and super online stores(from movies to games to addons etc).

    I was happy with my xboxone. The PS2 looked a bit dated, but wasn’t horrible. In some ways the last gen systems offered us more. I had a lot fo xbox games were we played split screen 4 player(and then took it online w/split screen to boot). A game was a game. It wasn’t 70% of the product with 30% locked out for future “dlc”. The JP still made good games, now they are all in love with handhelds!! PSP/DS remakes anyone?

    I don’t know, call me crazy, but it seems to me that the only ones that benifited from moving to last gen into this gen was the hardware guys behind it.

    I don’t think they are in any rush to move away from their biz models right now. MS is making a killing, Nintendo can’t keep hardware on the shelf, and Sony is just now showing a profit. Only real way I see us moving into a next gen is if someone MS/Sony/Nintendo all of a sudden stop moving the current hardware line up.

    If PS3 starts killing xb360(and it isn’t), then I see MS looking to make the leap. If the floor falls out of the Wii(and it hasn’t), I can see Nintendo redoing the Wii w/upgraded hardware in fluu HD, HDD storage, and more focus Online. I can’t swee Sony being interested in going forwrd unless either of the above happen AND said system starts flying off of the shelf taken with it too many devs from the PS3.

    I think the games industry has us right where they want us and they don’t want to change that if they don’t have to.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    Meh I trust SONY. They know what they are doing. HDMI,built in wifi and blu-ray from the start proved that…..just look at the xbox360 in 2005 and look at the new xbox today.

    SONY are pioneers. Don’t any of you forget that.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Galactic_Barret

    Half-truths is still the truth, right?

    Wii also had Wi-Fi, but Sony did ‘pioneer’ with BD and console HDMI (1.3?).

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    I dont think current gen systems are feeling old just yet. I still see a constant increase in game quality and there is plenty on the horizon to be excited about.

    Having said that I do like my tech so would jump at a new xbox. I can see backward compatibility breathing new life into many current gen titles.

    I only bought a PS3 late last year and dont really use it all that much so wouldnt want a replacement for quite a few years.

    Not sure I would buy the Wii successor though to be honest. I enjoyed my Wii for the year or so I owned it (and didnt care one bit that it wasnt HD) but purely as a local multiplayer machine. The single player content did nothing for me unfortunately, and no downloadable demos combined with exceptionally hit-and-miss game quality kinda killed any entheusiasm I had for trying new games on it.

    I think #11 nailed it though, MS and Ninty are making stupid amounts of cash right now so wont want to move on, and Sony can’t afford to move on so were probably a few years off new machines.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Galactic_Barret

    Is MS really making ‘stupid’ amounts of cash? Nintendo, of course, but I haven’t really heard of the gaming division being super profitable.

    Then again, I wasn’t really looking, but I would still like to know the info.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gadzooks!

    @15

    http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/07/xbox-live-beats-1-billion-in-fiscal-2010-about-50-pay-for-gold/

    Yeah, that’s some pretty crazy money right there. :)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    Gadzooks! said: I only bought a PS3 late last year and dont really use it all

    HA! spoken like a true XBOT. Who buys a new PS3 and don’t use it. Blu-ray, UC2, free online play, and multimedia functions out the ass….yea thanks for showing your true colors today.

    You’re finally out of your denial. Congrats!…Thats your new name. Congratz!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. LOLshock94

    ps3 myt be a lil bit powerfuler then xbox but its retarded how most ps3 games are cheap ports on xbox

    #18 5 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    Tea my man chill. I don’t use my PS3 much either. I read that alot. People say “sure I have a PS3, but I use xb360″.

    And what you call pioneers, I call foolish. Sony spent, and lost a lot of cash with the PS3. Sure they are making cash on it now, but they have a lot of lost revenue to make back. I think MS had the right idea this gen. Make it cheaper, programable, focus it online, offer movies, TV, Arcade games(everyone having a demo), full retail games(to download), friends lists, xross game chat, free headset in every box. The list goes on and on. I think MS did a lot of stuff right.

    I am not going to get drawn into a fanboy spat w/you. I honestly respect you. When your not being a Sony Tool, you have a lot to offer. Your intelegent, you give a damn about people here, your funny, and so on. But dude, for christ sake give it a rest ok?

    You don’t own Sony stock. Your not heavily invested beyond games and hardware. Your not on their payroll. You didn’t make the damn hardware or design it. It just gets old. You can’t go around shouting xbot all of the time. It undermines every intelegent thing you have ever posted.

    So you like Sony, so some one else doesn’t. Not that big of a deal.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    @18

    It was the same way last gen. Only going in the other direction, twice.

    First the Dreamcast was infintly more powerful then the PSone, yet was saddeled with quick and cheap ports from the Sony system.

    Then along comes the Xbox, better online, more power yada yada, and it get riddled with poorly done PS2 ports.

    Games are always made for the lowest common denominator. Companies don’t care about maintaining quality or maximizing this system or that. They just want to get their game across as many platforms as they can to maximize their potental sales.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. cookiejar

    @19 I agree with you somewhat there about Sony dropping the ball on the software built into PS3. Extremely basic features that weren’t there at launch, and some even still aren’t today. Having said that though, Microsoft are a software company, and having those in Xbox 360 was second nature to them.

    Flip it the other way around, and look at Microsoft’s hardware efforts compared to Sony’s. Pretty bloody horrific, really. On that side of things, Sony are a hardware company, have been for 60+ years, so you would expect a solid piece of kit, which PS3 is.

    Personally, I like both. My PS3 gets more play these days, but the 360 gets a boot for Halo or Fable now and then. Microsoft let me down hardware wise ( went through 3 in 18 months) so it’s left a sour taste in my mouth.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. ExclusivesMostly

    PS3 is future proof so ofcourse we’ll see MS or Nitendo put out a new console before Sony. The inclusion of BD technology, Awesome first party titles, included wifi, multimedia functionality, incredible Raw power for a console etc. will ensure that the PS3 will even rival the next systems the competion puts out. At that time the PS3 will be uber cheap compared to them as well and that’s really when I think the PS3 will peak in terms of Graphics. Just look at PS2 for proof.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Oh I agree with ya Cookie. Really I do. PS3 is a damn nice system. And what happend to the xbox360 in terms of RRoD was amazingly horrible. No excuse for such a thing. I think you could have bought ten xb360 during the first 18months and had a near 8/10 failure.

    I would like to point out that I remember helping a friend open his first Microplay when the Playstation launched. Within a week of that launch we had a line of systems turned upside down. They would only run upside down. They worked almost perfectly, it was the only way they would read those CDs. Strange as it was. When we tried to get Sony to own up the problem they denied it. They charged us 250usd to fix em(when you added in shipping – we were in Alaska at the time). Eventualy Sony changed the system design, denied the whole thing, and life went on. But if you bought a system at launch in NA, it most likly broke. How fast depended on how much and how often you used it.

    Remember blowing on NES carts? Me too.

    I guess my point is that hardware goes wrong. Esp early on in its lifecycle. Most of those troubles get ironed out after the first couple of production runs. It is why to some degree, we take a greater risk buying new hardware then we would if we waited and watched how things paned out.

    I am amazed that we don’t have more hardware troubles across the board. These things are made at the absolute cheapest possible price. Most of them in China no less, and we all know the quality craftmenship they are noted for.

    Neither company is perfect, neither system is either. So yea, we are prolly saying the same type of things.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    @17

    - User is ignoring you -

    Get used to that, when the ignore button arrives it’s your future.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Blerk

    But TEA, you bought a 360 last year and don’t use it! :-D

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Crysis

    i’ve got a dozen games on my ps3, but i normally end up playing an old(ish) pc rts game (dawn of war series) is there something wrong with me? :P

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gheritt White

    I reckon MS will probably have to seriously consider continuing with consoles *at all* given how badly Kinect is expected to FLOP.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Joe_Gamer

    everyone makes a big deal on the money Sony lost on the hardware, the hardware is NOT the money maker. They are happy to sell you the hardware at a loss so they can make money on the software. Console makers get around 25% of every game sold, that adds up to around a metric shit-ton of cash. The problem Sony had with the PS3 in the early days was not enough software, they could really care less about taking a loss on the hardware. MS dumped millions on exclusives, was easier to develop for(being basically a cut rate PC) was out first and was cheaper so they stole the software show and ran away with all the money. Nintendo beat the shit out of everyone by being cheapest, most kid/girl/grandma friendly and selling buttloads of first party software which they get 100% of the profits from.

    #28 5 years ago

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    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]