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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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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    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 […]