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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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  • 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 […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    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 […]