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Survey: Only 2% of Britons thinking of 3D TV purchase

Friday, 27 August 2010 13:57 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Looks like the UK’s not ready to ride the 3D TV gravy train. Far from it, actually.

According to a survey from YouGov for Deloitte (via GI), only 2 percent of those surveyed in the UK – that’s 89 people out of 4199 questioned – are considering a 3D TV purchase.

The 25-34 demographic was most interested in getting one, while those over 45 were least impressed.

Japan was surveyed on the subject recently, with only just over 30 percent of those questioned considering a buy.

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The UK news comes as the three games hardware holders maintain very different stances on 3D: Nintendo is getting ready to launch a 3D version of DS next year, with launch details coming at the end of next month.

The device will enable you to play 3D games without the need for glasses.

Microsoft, meanwhile, maintained earlier this week that 3D won’t be mainstream in homes for at least another two-three years, with MS’s Aaron Greenberg questioning “consumer demand” for the tech.

“The question is whether or not the consumer demand is there,” he told VG247 at E3 in June.

“We’re not a consumer electronics company that’s trying to sell 3D TVs, so we have the benefit of waiting until the market responds. We’re going to take probably more of a pull than a push approach.”

As for Sony, it’s taking up a massive 3D push with PS3, showing some of its games in 3D at gamescom last week, including Motorstorm Apocalypse.

But SCE WWS 3D boss Mick Hocking wasn’t going to be drawn on if any future PSP iterations would support 3D, like 3DS.

“Our focus at the moment is really on living room-based, big-screen TV, because we think that’s the most imersive 3D experience you can have,” he told us in Cologne last week.

“In the future, we may look at other ways of doing it, but at the moment, that’s certainly our focus: the high-quality entertainment on your TV.”

Hocking added that glassless 3D TVs are a long way out and very hard and difficult to develop, despite Toshiba announcing earlier this week it was doing just that.

THQ also had a glassless 3DTV on show for its games at E3.

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34 Comments

  1. Blerk

    I did this survey! \o/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    “89 people out of 4199″

    OUCH! hopefully this fucking fad will die a slow painful death

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gheritt White

    I’m surprised it’s as high as 2%, quite frankly. I’d have said 0.2% was more likely!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Not really particularly surprising. I think there’s going to need to be a massive increase in content before most people feel like buying in.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Everyone forgot about this Japanese woman. I’d.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    I think that’s because she looks like a full on crayon eating retard in those glasses.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    You don’t have to be a retard to eat crayon.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. StolenGlory

    @7 Correct.

    @6 I wouldn’t hold that against her.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    That’s how many of us still have (secure) jobs.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. itsucks

    Flop, gonna bomb just like PSPGo(ne)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Freek

    This only means 2% of the popularion are early adopters, that isn’t the death of 3D.
    Once the technology has matured and the price comes down, then more people will be interested.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Dannybuoy

    I think about it. A lot. Then I look at my available cash and most of it goes on keeping my daughter in nappies. Maybe when she has stopped shitting so much i might be able to save some cash for a new telly.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    “I wouldn’t hold that against her.”

    What would you?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Hybridpsycho

    When 3D Looks good and is cheaper, oh…and it doesn’t require those glasses (3DS <3 )…Then I might consider getting it :)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Khanivor

    But I thought 40% of UK homes was gunna have a 3DTV by 2014?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. xino

    why are people retarded?!

    just because 3D Tv has been announced doesn’t mean EVERY who farking buy it!
    HD TV was around since 2005 yet no one bought one, half of the people didn’t even know HDTV exist. Till 2007 that was when people started picking HD TV up.

    Same thing with 3D TV, by the time it’s 2012, people would start picking 3DTV up.

    I mean we are starting to see more 3D Movies at the cinema which should mean that 3D movies will be compulsory at the cinema.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. frostquake

    @ 16 Xino

    1. HDTV doesn’t require that I wear Glasses, as of right now you HAVE TO with 3D! NO ONE and I mean NO ONE is going to wear glasses for 4-8 hours each night!!

    2. HDTV doesn’t induce nausea, Migraines, and the Vomiting of Zebra Rainbows all over oneself, 3D does one of the 3 things I listed in 1 of 4 people in a study I participated in, and I was one of those people who got MASSIVE migraines and Vomiting with extended wear.

    As far as I know their has been No HDTV that requires one to wear glasses, while one is nauseous, with an Exploding Migraines and Vomiting Monkey Rainbows all over oneself.

    3D has MUCH more of a MASSIVE HURDLE to overcome then HDTV…The only real thing that Stopped Massive HDTV penetration right away was the Price…and that is an easy Hurdle, called time!

    I WILL NEVER BUY a 3D TV unless it comes right down to all Programing and Games being in 3D and Forcing me to do it, because of all the problems I listed above. The only thing that kept me from buying a HDTV was Price and when it came down I went right out and bought one!! Price is only one of a larger amount of issues 3D is facing!!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The_Deleted

    @12
    She’s not going to want for any less just cus she’s not filling nappies, mate. :) She’s only going to get older…brace yourself.

    It does seem odd that just as we’ve gotten into Hi-Def 1080p visuals that the companies want to ensure less visual quality with 3D. But I suppose if it’s used well, it all balances out.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. The_Deleted

    nevermind!

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @17
    1. You don’t have to and aren’t meant to. These tvs do 2D too y’know. :). It’s an impact thing, use it on stuff which benefits from it and not on other stuff.

    So only 2%. That’s this year. Consider people only replace tvs once every 5-10 years, that we are already most of the way through the year. That 2% becomes 20-40% of people looking at paying extra for this with what is currently very little content.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    Lets make a deal, everyone bitching about 3DTV’s posts the specs of the next TV they buy within the next 2-5 years. If it supports 3D you send me money.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Robo_1

    LOL, nice one Gek. :)

    It’s going to become a bullet point feature of pretty much every high quality HD TV over the next five years. It’ll be completely up to the end user if they bother with it or not, much like motionflow etc.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Crysis

    I would buy a 3DTV, once there is enough content, every network provides an 3D alternative, & most importantly the price drops a huge ammount. i can see this becoming an optional add on for future tvs
    for now i’d save up for a 3D enabled monitor, seems to already have more content

    #23 5 years ago
  24. LOLshock94

    3D is shite

    #24 5 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    0% of this American household is thinking of getting a 3DTV.

    I do admit that at some point, when replacing then old TVs, the new ones may well have 3D built in. However at this point if one of my TVs broke, I would shuffle the ones I have around rather then buying a new one.

    You can’t get blood from a rock.

    And right now I can not afford a new TV 3D or not.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. frostquake

    I agree with OldGamer Dude on this…

    I will tell you this when I buy a New TV, which I hope is like 5-10 years away..If they have an HDTV next to a 3D TV, and the Whole Market is 3D, like every Channel is available in 2D and 3D and every Game is offered in 2D and 3D…I will still only buy a 2D HDTV..Hell I hope 2D HDTV’s become so cheap because all of yous out there are buying 3D…that I can buy a HUGE TRICKED out 2D HDTV on the Cheap…LOL….

    I can see the Future…all of yous out there go and buy 3D TV’s, but have the function turned off 90% of the time because ya hate having to wear the glasses for 6-8 hours, or you get Massive Migraines, HOLY COW, I need to buy Stock in Novartis, the Makers of EXTRA STRENGTH MIGRAINE EXCEDRIN!!

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    ^ Cool story, bro. Enjoy your shitty 100Hz plasma TV whilst everyone else has 480Hz full LED ones. you may as well go out and buy an SDTV instead of a HDTV now, because thats pretty much the difference in quality you’ll be forcing on yourself by picking up a TV that dosnt do 3D in 5 years.

    Never mind that a TV which can do 3D has a far superior 2D picture, as long as you’re sticking to your guns, eh?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. frostquake

    @Gek

    Ewwwwwwww I hate Plasma…

    Oh and they have 480Hz LED HDTV’s that are not 3D they showed them at CES 2010, the first ones are Samsung and Vizio

    http://www.hdtvbeat.com/480hz-led-hdtvs-debut-at-ces-2010/2010/01/

    Oh and the Eye can only see up to a certain refresh rate anyway.

    http://www.100fps.com/how_many_frames_can_humans_see.htm

    Good Try…LOL

    #28 5 years ago
  29. frostquake

    From Link:
    http://www.100fps.com/how_many_frames_can_humans_see.htm

    1. If your screen refreshes at 85Hz and your game runs at 50Hz (=50fps): Are you sure that you don’t need to synchronize them? Are you sure, you don’t need to play with a multiple of 85 to enjoy synchronized refresh updates? So the game running at 85fps may better than at 100fps. Maybe even a TFT display was better. It displays only with about 40fps but progressively.
    2. Even though single eye cells (rods and cones) may have their limitations due to their chemical reaction times and due to the distance to the brain, you cannot be sure how they interact or complement or synchronize. If 1 cell is able to perceive 10fps, 2 cells may be able to perceive 20fps by complementing one another. So don’t confuse “The human eye” with “The cell”.
    3. Some eye cells are reacting only when a stimulus is moving. Some react when it’s moving from A to B, some when it’s moving from D to Z. This may complicate frame-based simulation of reality.
    4. Motion of your body could alter the way how you perceive. Do you get headaches after watching 3 movies in the cinema in a row? Maybe that’s because you didn’t move with the filmed motion? This is the reason for front-passengers’ indispositions (= somebody else moved the car) and seasickness (=the sea moved the ship suddenly). Maybe this is the reason why 3D gaming glasses will never work perfectly. And this has nothing to do with frame rates.
    5. When you look straight (= with the center of your eyes) it’s not the same as if it was with the sides of your eyes. The sides are more sensitive to brightness and to flickering. The next time you are in the cinema do the following: Look up to the ceiling while the movie is playing. Especially during bright/white scenes you will clearly notice that the movie flickers.
    6. Sensitivity to blue is different than to green: You see green best, even when it’s dark, e.g. leaves in a forest at night. So “blue frames per second” may differ from “green frames per second”
    7. Do you like to play Quake? Do you think “More is better”? Maybe that’s why you think 200fps is better than 180fps.
    8. Do you think moving in 3D games is stuttering? Maybe your mouse scans motion with too little dpi (Dots Per Inch) or fps (Frames Per Second)?
    9. Do you think it is important that a graphics card can display 250 fps in your favourite game, because that’s a feature they write about in PC magazines and on covers?
    Now this is just a figure to show how fast the card is, not to show that you need such a high frame rate. It’s like with cars: 100km/h in 5 seconds. When will you ever need to go 100km/h in 5 seconds?

    #29 5 years ago
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    When will you ever need to go 100km/h in 5 seconds?

    lol.

    The person who wrote this obviously isn’t a fast car fan…

    Need and want/enjoy are two entirely different things.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. frostquake

    @GIGA…ROFL…Maybe he has Fast Car Anxiety…

    The only Point I was trying to make is that there comes a point where the eye can only see up to a certain refresh rate…also wanted to point out that there are going to be 480Hz LED HDTV’s that aren’t 3D….But hey if you want 3D go for it I say…I am sure there are Tons of people out there who want 3D…and in fact we need those people if 3D will succeed…as long as there is demand they will keep working on 3D to perfect it and get away from those stupid glasses…though there will be people who can’t do it, due to getting sick from it, headaches, or eye problems, but hey if they make them same price as 2D and you can turn it off…then that would be fine for others..but if 2D HDTV’s become super cheap because of 3D, but have the same display quality, then someone like me who doesn’t need 3D would buy the cheaper version, if all I am missing is 3D…and so far that is the case.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, I don’t like glasses 3D at all, personally.

    Don’t trust the technology one bit, and the things that I read about it makes me think it’s probably not even worth it anyway.

    Besides, companies are actively working on non-glasses sets ( http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/news/2010/08/24/Toshiba-Readying-No-Glasses-3D-TV/p1 ), so until there’s a ‘must have’ technological breakthrough, I’m not interested.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. frostquake

    @ Giga

    One thing that I am looking forward to, but maybe no one else is, is having the Internet on my TV and all the Apps that I can put on the Sidebar while watching TV. This was starting, but then 3D took the fore front and all this was kind of forgotten, but now I am starting to see commercials for this again, so maybe we will start seeing this come more to the front.

    The Best Buys I was in lately were trying to show me TV’s that could connect to the Internet and all the App’s I could get instead of trying to sell me a 3D TV, two Emps even told me that Buying 3D this early was a mistake and that an Internet TV with Apps was much more of a safe bet.

    So If I had that gravy boat of cash, I would definitely buy an Internet TV with apps, would Love to just watch Netflix on my TV without having to turn on one of my 3 consoles and navigate to the Netflix Channel!

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Crysis

    i would get a 3D monitor, cost me a bit over $600, but i need to find out what graphics card would support a 3D monitor =\

    #34 5 years ago

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    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • 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 […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    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 […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    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 […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • 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

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • 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 […]