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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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    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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

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

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

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

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

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

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

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

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

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

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

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

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

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

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

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]