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Next Nintendo console will “leave your mouth open,” says Sakamoto

Tuesday, 7 September 2010 11:36 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Metroid creator Yoshio Sakamoto’s all about the shocks, apparently.

He’s told a Spanish website that the next home console from Nintendo will “leave your mouth open.”

“At Nintendo we always have the obligation to surprise users with a new game console,” he said.

“We have never done what others have. We prefer to create something new that catches attention, and I think this will continue this time as well. Surely the new Nintendo machine will leave you all with your mouth open.”

This year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has hinted at 3D for the next home console from the firm, following in the footsteps of 3DS.

NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime has said the new hardware is a long, long way from coming.

“When the software developer comes forward with an idea that can’t be executed on the current platform, that’s when we start thinking seriously about the next system,” he said back in March.

“We’re not there yet, from a Wii perspective.”

Thanks, Kotaku.

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34 Comments

  1. Crysis

    “leave your mouth open,”-tongue control? :P
    “When the software developer comes forward with an idea that can’t be executed on the current platform,”-their 1st party devs don’t have much to work on to justify newer hardware, Super Mario can be done on a browser using flash, really hardcore stuff that is :P

    #1 5 years ago
  2. 2plus2equals5

    A new disappointing console with great potential but with a bad realization, old hardware and probably the same 80′s characters?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Cool and we will get a lot of SPORT titles right?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    “We have never done what others have. We prefer to create something new that catches attention, and I think this will continue this time as well.”

    Yeah, the SNES, N64 and Gamecube were massively innovative and different. Oh.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Crysis

    til i can play ALL multiplat games, unaltered with similar details which will appear on both Sony’s & MS’s consoles, i refuse to aknowledge Nintendo’s consoles as real gaming machines, there’s a reason why we don’t get proper multiplat games on it & til they fix that reason, they will recieve no support from me, but Nintendo may not be aiming for support from ppl like me & stick the kiddy & shovelware shit since it’s likely to sell better

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    You won’t even need to move for their new machine, it just knows what you’re thinking.

    Yes, that’s right. Even you. Dirty boy.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. RETARDED VIKING

    Last time my mouth was left open to a nintendo system is when i was laughing at the ridiculous name of “Wii”

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Robo_1

    @4

    Yeah, I was thinking that. :)

    That said, I think Nintendo have solidified their position as the principle innovators in the console space, so I believe them when they say the Wii follow up will be something special and wow people. I’m really excited for it actually, lets just hope they beef the underline tech up next time out.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Tonka

    “You will say wow” quote springs to mind.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Kerplunk

    I find myself a little disappointed with Nintendo’s apparent obsession with being different.

    Different does not automatically equate to being better. Wheels don’t always need to be reinvented. Fun is in the gameplay. Not the controller or the screen technology.

    The DS and Wii have already repeatedly demonstrated that innovative hardware will not save a bad game from being bad. (And I’ve no doubt that Move and Kinnect will further prove this point.)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Lord Gremlin

    If their new console will be more powerful than PS3 and have some standard controller in addition to motion one I will consider it.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Tonka

    I think Nintendo have proved that it doesn’t take the most powerful hardware to win a console race.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    Nope, just the most gimmicks.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. onlineatron

    Built in dentist?

    ‘Say Ahhhhh’

    ‘Ahhhhhhh’

    #14 5 years ago
  15. xino

    these guys should stop teasing, it’s making me anxious to know what they have built.

    they didn’t make a lot of money on wii but made too much money!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Telepathic.Geometry

    I reckon that in 2012, they have to have a new console, as all Japanese TVs will be HD by November 2011. Seeing as how they might not be ready for the next step then, I reckon they probably will release a Wii version 2 (as opposed to a Wii 2) around then, with maybe a few bits thrown in…

    #16 5 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    I don’t know, I am looking forward to it. I think Nintendo has learfned a lot from this gen. They know they need HD, they know they need HDD, they know they need online, and they know they need more to offer core gamers.

    I think their next system will offer a lot more then some of you folks think.

    I also think that a lot of traditional gamers have a lot of distaste over the fact that the Wii doesn’t pander to them. They don’t want to share the spotlight and focus with other gaming demographics.

    In truth a so called soccer mom has every right to enjoy a video game as you or anyone else does. And her money is worth just as much.

    So much hate it is almost funny.

    Anyways I think the next round will see a very diffent console race. I think Ninetndo will win that one…

    ..oh wait. They are winning this one too?

    Hm, interesting.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. reask

    I wonder a little bit about that actually OG.
    I still reckon a lot of gamers who bought the Wii have been bitterly disappointed by the lack of choice given to them.

    My one has not been turned on in 2 years and that’s the truth.
    I got it for the little one in all fairness but kinda thought I would be playing it quite a bit myself.
    In fact prior to getting the 360 I was looking at both.
    Man I was so glad I picked MS.

    Still maybe you are correct about next gen.
    I would be of the opposite opinion though.
    I reckon folks will go with MS and Sony and ninty will be punished for not bothering to support more games on the Wii having sold so many.

    I mean say what you want about the other 2 but at least they have gone out of there way to support every gamers preferred choice.
    I reckon that will play a big part in folks purchasing choice next time around.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Happy Hardon Harry

    Nintendo this gen have been the only ones out of the “big three” who have had the balls to do something different in the Wii/DS.

    Sony & MS on the other hand may as well be the same firm as they’ve did nothing to distinguish themselves from each other. The PS3/360 are so alike it’s hardly inspiring.

    Also, Sony’s/MS IP have been shite this gen with only the Uncharted series worth it’s salt. The rest (Killzone, Resistance, Halo, Gears, Alan Wank, Fable, Forza, InFamous, MAG, etc) have been run of the mill material.

    The best games this gen have been Multiplatform (Bioshock, Batman: AA, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Mass Effect 1/2, COD 4, Dead Space, GTA IV, Portal, etc) or Nintendo games (SMG 1/2, Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros: Brawl, Pokemon Heartgold, etc)

    I hope Nintendo continue to do things differently as Sony and MS clearly haven’t got the balls to do such a thing.

    Sony/MS next gen will continue to “play it safe”.

    I haven’t been impressed with MS or Sony this gen, hence why i sold both their consoles and never looked back.

    If you aren’t bothered about Sony/MS IP then there is no reason what-so-ever to own their systems.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Dannybuoy

    I think I’d wait and see what hands each player has before I decide who the winner is.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    Sometimes playing it safe is all people want, though. I didn’t ask for, want or need motion controls, for instance – they put me off playing on our Wii far more than the lack of HD.

    Add in the fact that Nintendo first-party software generally leaves me totally cold and they’ve got a very hard sell to me personally next generation even if the hardware’s right up there with the PS4 and Xbox 720.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Time will tell.

    I don’t use my Wii to play many retail Wii games either.

    I use it for Wiiware and VC mostly. A few gems here and there, most of them Nintendos own games.

    But the bright sport for them is the fact that MS and Sony are both seen as copying Wii and trying to expand their demographics with Kinect and Move. I think to many this puts Nintendo is a spot of leading the market and trends.

    I also think that if Nintendo does address a few of the Wiis weak points(like a HDD, Online MP, and such), and simply build on what they already have, they could be in for the win. Again.

    But you might be right.

    I am pretty sure that the early adaptors from the hardcore crowd will likly pass on Nintendos next system at launch. Waiting to see what games comes out and what the over all experience is before buying into it.

    Also where the economy is at will factor into it. If it launched tomorrow, I couldn’t buy one. That is why I think Sony and MS expanding into Wiis casual crowd was a smart way to extend the projected lifespans of their systems. We will see if it works for them.

    But I think Nintendo will be the first to unviel new hardware and I think we will see something within a years time.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    @19 Completely disagree with you. Games from Sony like The Last Guardian, Little big Planet 1,2, Flower, Infamous 1-2 are worth playing, not to mention about Gran Turismo 5.
    MS games also. Gears Of War 2-3 are very good games from Epic Games.
    Nintendo: SMG1,2, Twilight Princess and thats it. Pokemon is just a reharsh.

    Multiplatform games you mentioned. Fallout 3, Mass Effect 1,2 are bad polished games and nothing more. Oblivion is good? For F sake, we never played Morrowind or something before that?
    How COD 4 is better than Killzone franchise?

    I think most of what you said have to do with your tastes and nothing more.

    @OG, they don’t have power to support hardcore or adult gamers such as yourself when they have a casual market in 90%
    Who will win next? Dunno, but this time it won’t be them. Casual market is also a MS and Sony’s priority now. So it can be again like a Gamecube with some innovative features.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. reask

    I agree with you HHH on the two of them been almost the same but I feel Ninty should have done more to please the large base that bought the Wii.

    I don’t for one minute think I have the right to knock certain games because I personally don’t like them but I reckon as a FPS gamer mostly I at least deserve the same choice as the say platformer or Mario fan that paid the same money.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. KrazyKraut

    shit….motion sensor controlling keeping the mouth open.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Crysis

    The only company to benefit from jumping ship early to the next gen is Nintendo, their sales are falling & they were a mile behind this gen with their hardware, i keep hearing that Nintendo keep innovating, doing something different, but how many new IP has there been in the past 10 years from them?-maybe a few party & low grade sport games & that’s about it.
    They’re behind in their hardware, way behind & their software are just the same proven franchises yet THEY are the ones praised for doing something different, only thing different was a very gimmicky motion controller with 0 depth & as HHH says, most the good games have been multiplatform, yet not one of the games he mentions has appeared on the wii, if it has, it was drastically cut down to PS2 standards, so can someone please explain to me when Nintendo have been ‘innovative’ lately? should mention that motion controls have been around since the early arcade days.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Crysis

    I don’t mean to sound ‘anti-nintendo’ but they get all this praise for being innovative & bold when they tendo to play it safe with countless rehashes & cheap hardware.
    Don’t you think Sony were bold when they released one of the most expensive gaming consoles ever lower than production costs, bloated with extra benefits? Don’t you think they were innovative when they introduced controller free gaming to the lounge room? when they add a new format each gen? when they were the first to include built in wifi & hdmi?
    Don’t you think it was bold (closer to stupid) when Microsoft released a largely untested product to millions of homes? Don’t you think it was innovative when Microsoft popularised online console gaming (yes Sega had it first, but the Dreamcast was a flop)-i admit i can’t think of much for the Xbox in terms of innovation

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Happy Hardon Harry

    Crysis said:
    Don’t you think Sony were bold when they released one of the most expensive gaming consoles ever lower than production costs, bloated with extra benefits?

    Yeah, and look where that got them and over such a period have stripped the system ten fold of features i.e. PS2 backwards compatibility, 2 USB ports, SACD support, Linux support, Flash memory card readers, etc..

    Sony fucked up on the PS3 hardware both from a cost and production point of view and they knew it.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DSB

    I read somewhere that Apple had managed to create a bigger games platform than the DS with all their devices, with more power for games. That’s pretty insane if true.

    @27 There was nothing safe about going full motion control. Neither Microsoft or Sony pushed anything beyond upgrading the software and hardware. Sony basically did the exact same thing 3DO did in the early 90′s, with pretty similar results.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Kerplunk

    @29 Nintendo didn’t go ‘full motion control’. Their controllers had buttons and their console and controllers play non-motion control games. That’s not exactly Nintendo demonstrating unshakeable belief that their motion control is the future of gaming and foresaking everything else.

    Thing is, the Wii’s big USP has been motion control. And, claims of copycat aside, once Move and Kinnect are out, that commercial edge evaporates overnight. Nintendo can claim to be flattered, but that’s just PR.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 Mince words all you like, it doesn’t change the fact that they took a huge gamble by betting on motion control and skimping on the hardware, and ended up winning the war by a landslide.

    I’m don’t see how Move or Kinect are gonna break its stride. You put down 200 bucks, you have yourself a Wii. For an Xbox 360 or a PS3 with either Move or Kinect, you put down at least two Wiis.

    That’s why I’m buying my nephew a Wii, and why people will continue to do the very same thing. It takes a lot more money to put the other consoles under an xmas tree, especially if you want motion control.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    @13 The DS would like the argue otherwise.

    Nintendo completely trumped the competition this generation, and simply because of the degree of shovelware other developers released on the machine, all the “hardcore” gamers need to find a justification why their consoles are the ones in 2nd and 3rd place.

    It wouldn’t surprised me if their next console does something different again. And then, five years after its release, we’ll see Sony and Microsoft ripping *that* idea off as well.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    My opinion.

    Nintendo needs a new MUST HAVE SYSTEM SELLER APP that does for their new system what Mario64 did for N64. Hasn’t been anything that revolutionary since.

    Gamecube didn’t have it, and Wii definitely doesn’t have it (IMO). I’m really hoping Nintendo’s next system has “it”.

    I just feel if Nintendo kept the Wii motion control stuff as OPTIONAL in their new system, but then trumped everyone again with graphics and gameplay, it would be killer.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. DarkElfa

    Next Nintendo console will leave your mouth open…

    …and then Miyamoto will brick in it. Cheers!

    #34 5 years ago

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    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]