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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]