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PlayStation Move hardware and software reviews go live – get them all here

Wednesday, 1 September 2010 08:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Here we go. The embargo on Move reviews just went up ahead of the PS3 motion system’s launch on September 15 in the EU and September 19 in the US.

Get everything after the break.

As ever, if you have coverage you want us to link to, stick it in the comments.

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60 Comments

  1. Joe Anderson

    Some pretty good impressions so far, everyone seems impressed with the precision.

    Now all we need are some decent innovative games from publishers other than Sony.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    IGN UK:
    http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/111/1117286p1.html

    They scored it an 8.5.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Crysis

    Seems like all the nay sayers were wrong, i’d love to give this a go, but i will not be uying it til A. i have spare money & there’s no impressive games out & B. they release some Move only games worth grabbing my attention.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Added the IGN score.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    I tried it at gamescom with a couple of games, and I liked it.

    A fair bit, actually.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    @3 I think a lot of the MOVE only games will be released via PSN, such as Tumble which looks awesome.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Crysis

    IGN Gaming Reviews
    Eyepet 8.0
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1117183p2.html
    Sports Champions 7.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1117147p1.html
    Kung Fu Rider 3.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1116863p1.html
    Racquet Sports 4.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1117165p1.html
    Tumble 3.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1117324p1.html

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    @7 – Thanks. Added those.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    Breakdown of the Joystiq reviews …

    Kung Fu Rider
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/kung-fu-rider-review/ 2/5
    Raquet Sports
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/racquet-sports-review/ 4/5
    Sports Champions
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/sports-champions-review/ 4.5/5
    Start the Party
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/start-party-review/ 3/5
    Tumble
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/tumble-review/ 4.5/5

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mington

    Kotaku Move round up, including 4 game reviews
    http://kotaku.com/5626491/what-we-loved-what-we-hated-about-the-playstation-move?skyline=true&s=i

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    lol
    Joystiq: 4.5/5 for Tumble.
    IGN: 3.5/10 for Tumble.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Crysis

    mainly wii quality games right now by the look of things, let’s hope we get some kind of star wars move enabled game :D aslong as the lightsaber does not act like a baton =\

    #12 5 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @11
    I think some reviewers didn’t realise Tumble is a PSN release – not a fully boxed product. Joystiq may not have tested MP either – IGN found it to be a bit broken – which is a shame.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    @12
    The problem with a lightsaber in any game is that if it was made a good as it is meant to be then it would be a little unbalancing. :).

    #14 5 years ago
  15. jowadmax

    I wonder if the “accurate” PS Move games scored 3.5/10 and 4.5/10. how much kinekt’s games will score? 2/10?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Crysis

    even a psn game involving killing hordes of droids/rebels/stormtroopers/clones would be kick-ass! tho i know what you mean in the case of a full pledged game, 1 sucessful strike & it’s victory in multiplayer

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    GT’s put up their reviews for Tumble, Kung Fu Riders and Start The Party. Havent watched them myself yet so i dont know the scores.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll add up the Joystiq stuff now.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. mathare92

    middle east gamers also put up an impressions piece today:
    http://tbreak.com/megamers/12299/features/playstation-move-hands-on-impressions.html

    Just thought I’d represent :)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. mathare92

    Really surprised by the low IGN scores. Especially tumble.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Gadzooks!

    Well that’s a very dissapointing set of reviews, not that I expected anything more than Wii games.

    The only 2 I games I was vaguely interested in were Kungfu Riders and Tumble, which after those reviews I am definitely not interested in anymore.

    I notice there are still problems using the PSEye in less-than-perfect lighting condition – even with the silly glowing ball. That’s completely unacceptable, a real deal breaker.

    I was hoping Move would provide something interesting to get me using the PS3 again, but it isnt going to happen judging by this very poor showing.

    A future consisting of bad Wii clones, substandard multiplat ports and sequels to games I didnt like means I’ll be saying goodbye to my PS3 and trading up for a 360S/Kinect bundle, or maybe go back to having the Wii as my second console, where at least the games have charm.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    OK, that’s all done. I’ve put in another two Kotaku articles as well.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. mathare92

    @21 – So you’re giving up on your PS3 because of Move? :S

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    @23

    No, I’m giving up the PS3 because there is very little software that appeals to me. Move was to be the thing that saved it.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. mington

    Nice piece on destructoid
    http://www.destructoid.com/first-living-room-impressions-playstation-move-182872.phtml

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    I like the price, still need to see more games.

    from all these i’m interested in Tumble and Beat Sketcher.

    Can’t wait for the Natal/Kinect review round up. This will be hillarious, especially after big PARTY with ponchos. :D

    #26 5 years ago
  27. _LarZen_

    Day 1 buy!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. El-Dev

    Videogamer.com – Move Party Review 6/10

    http://www.videogamer.com/ps3/move_party/review.html

    #28 5 years ago
  29. NinjaMidget

    @24

    If you expect motion controls to be a consoles saving grace you must not be really into games! There’s great games on both consoles without motion controls, go back to the wii idiot!

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Robo_1

    Typical launch lineup really. Some good, some bad but mostly just passable stuff. I’ll be there day one with a copy of Sports Champions ready to go. The Shoot and The Fight will be bought soon after, and hopefully we’ll get Time Crisis soon enough.

    I’ve also got Resi 5, gold edition on the way. Lots of Move goodness in the coming weeks.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. get2sammyb

    IGN are the odd ones out with some of these scores. Tumble deserved better.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. DrDamn

    Was only interested in Sports Champions and Tumble from the initial batch. Based on the reviews SC is as I expected – so fine. Tumble has had a mixed bag, but some have really liked it so it will come down to price. Less than £10 and I’ll get it.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. The Hindle

    http://code1935.jp/

    Thats a website thats hinting at VC 3 dudes. Didnt know where to post it.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. The Hindle

    http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/01/disaster_report_ps3/

    And a new Disaster report game coming to the Ps3, was called SOS the final escape in the west.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. DrDamn

    @33
    There is a news thread in the forums. They pick stuff up from there.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. LOLshock94

    i guess its better then the ps3 controller

    #36 5 years ago
  37. cookiejar

    @36` You wanna leave your bedroom practices to yourself, son ;)

    I can’t wait til I get mine now. Some of the launch stuff looks abit basic, but its the stuff other developers can do with it im excited about. genuinely looking the like of it.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    EG stuff going up now …

    SC – 7/10 – http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-01-sports-champions-review
    “But it’s important not to overlook Sports Champions’ redeeming features – the high quality of the better mini-games, and the Move itself. The technology works and this game proves it. The Archery, Table Tennis and Bocce games have real depth and longevity. While the other offerings aren’t brilliant, they’re not bad.”

    Start The Party – 6/10 – http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-31-start-the-party-review

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Patrick Garratt

    Cheers.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. frostquake

    I want but there is just WAY TOO many games coming out from now through Christmas…So I will look to purchase this maybe next March, 2011? Unless there is some KILLER game that comes out between now and then, but I don’t think there will be.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. OlderGamer

    About what I expected to be honest.

    Likly going to be a set of good Wii-Sports rip off games.

    The rest of the line up and offerings will most likly end up being crap.

    Just like the Wii.

    Not sure why anyone would have expected more.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. DrDamn

    @40
    I think that is the nub of the problem. The tech is great but I think there does need to be some sort of killer app for it to really take off. Certainly to expand the PS3 user base. I may be happy to replace my Wii with a Sport knock off and taking into account regular game enhancements. That isn’t going to bring many people in though is it?

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Crysis

    Maybe they should revisit some popular arcade games, Time Crisis is looking awesome, i would like to see more of those arcade styled games, but not as full retail price =\

    #43 5 years ago
  44. NiceFellow

    @42 it’s too early to make that call. With Socom 4, RUSE, KZ3 and other such titles also supporting Move it may well offer and support more than pure family/casual titles.

    Remember, decent support for core titles has already been announced for Move, and until we see how they go we can’t make such assumptions

    #44 5 years ago
  45. DrDamn

    @44
    That was what I was talking about when I said “regular game enhancements”. I don’t really see Socom 4, KZ3, RUSE support adding to the PS3 user base though. It will sell Move units sure, and it something I’m looking forward to, but expand the PS3 market? Not so sure.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. OlderGamer

    @44

    The trouble is that having support for move isn’t the samething as having move enhance or improve upon the game experience.

    For some games Move/Wii motion controls not only work but offer you something you can not experience with a standard controler.

    Bowling, tennis, golf. For examples.

    But the core titles and(the games you mentioned) are played by legiens of core gamers that wield their standard controler with its duel thumbsticks and 16 buttons rather well. Even if the move worked for those games, many if not most would find it awkward at best and most likly want to stick with their Duel Shocks to begin with.

    I really think people need to ask them not does move work, but will move make my game experience better?

    #46 5 years ago
  47. theevilaires

    Can’t wait for this damn thing to come out, I’m getting two complete sets and R.U.S.E. which I’ve never played those type of games before but since the MOVE support is being highly spoken of in that game I’m become a new fan of that genre.

    PlayStation MOVE: Expanding gamers to a whole different level and new genres.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Michael O’Connor

    Only two more weeks. Whoo!

    #48 5 years ago
  49. DarkElfa

    @47, Wow, you’re buying Sony stuff? /s

    #49 5 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    Hey Tea make sure you check out my updated Live profile.

    You will smile.

    I do think you should take a wait and see approach to Move tho. I have spent a good deal of time trying to enjoy the Nintendo Wii. Beyond WiiWare and VC. There isn’t much to enjoy, and of the stuff I do enjoy(like the New Supper Mario Bros. Wii) I use the classic controler.

    I know it is a PS3 thing so your excited, but temper your enthusiam. Or might get burned.

    That being said, because I already own the cam(from Eye of Judgement), I too al thinking about buying the wand and a sports package for my PS3 this holiday.

    I just want to read more reviews from real people outside of the industry. Too much hype around it right now to get a good reading imo.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. DrDamn

    @46
    This is one of the advantages Move has over the Wii – it can be added as an option to games and doesn’t *have* to be a primary controller. If done well I think it will add to the games listed above. The key is that if it isn’t done well or you don’t get on with it you can just stick with the standard controller.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. OlderGamer

    Maybe, time will tell.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Chazmers

    IncGamers – PlayStation Move Hardware Review – 9.0/10 http://www.incgamers.com/Reviews/1086/playstation-move-hardware-review/1

    #53 5 years ago
  54. theevilaires

    Well O.G. thats because you guys have all owned a Wii or had a lot of time to be in that motion control for a while. I was never interested in a Wii after I tried it once and the motion just wasn’t accurate enough for me. MOVE seems to be a lot more precise so now I get to experience these motion controls from the start like it should have been 4 years ago.

    Plus I’m such a dork and sucker for doing simple cool things like using the MOVE controller to navigate the XMB. Thats awesome to me. MOVE is worth that alone to me :D Sure I could use my BD remote but just the wave gesture is sweet. I’m not waiting for anyone one else review. I saw everything I needed to see that impress me enough to be a day 1 buyer of this. Engadget has a cool video review.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/01/playstation-move-review/

    Enough said I’m getting it. Two full sets, one for me and one for my daughter :D

    #54 5 years ago
  55. onlineatron

    As i’m off to Uni this month, and have to leave my PS3 behind (bought by brothers and I) I’m most likely going to buy the MOVE PS3 bundle around Christmas time.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Psychotext

    This is rather off topic… but you’re old enough to have a daughter TEA? I’m utterly astonished.

    Edit – That sounded like a dig, it isn’t, I just always pictured you as in your late teens. Though I guess it’s technically possible you could have a daughter of gaming age and that still be right.

    On topic, when is this out anyway? I need to grab myself a wand to try out some demos.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Michael O’Connor

    @56 15th of this month in Asia and Europe, 19th in the US.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Psychotext

    Wow, not long at all now. I’d have thought the advertising would have ramped up at this stage but I’ve not seen anything yet.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Michael O’Connor

    @58 True. Hadn’t notice myself due to the fact that I haven’t had TV channels on my TV in about five years. =P

    Still, first day purchase.

    #59 5 years ago
  60. OlderGamer

    When you folks give this thing a go and put in thro its paces fill me in on your thoughts will ya? Post in the forums or something.

    I am interested, but the wands are 50usd, the handheld companion controler(not sure what to call that thing) is 40usd. And that is w/o a game. They do have bundles advertised for 100usd, but I already have a cam, and would like to piece it together one step at a time and for less cash up front if i could.

    Plus I want to know if it really is worth the price or is it just a Wii in HD?

    So give me/us some feedback. I trust real people on this site awhole lot more then the hype wagon that parades along in most sites.

    #60 5 years ago

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  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

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  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

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  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

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  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

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  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

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  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

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  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

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  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

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  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

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  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

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  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

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  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

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  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

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  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]