“Blu-ray is going to be passed by as a format,” says Xbox UK boss

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 15:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Blu-ray is going down like all the others before it, according to Xbox UK boss Stephen McGill.

McGill told X360A that the format will be “passed by,” like other formats before it.

“I think people may have spoken about that originally, but that’s long gone,” he said.

“I think people now recognise what a smart decision it was to keep the pricing low, and actually Blu-ray is going to be passed by as a format.

“People have moved through from DVDs to digital downloads and digital streaming, so we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay.

“Who needs Blu-ray?”

There’s a full interview at the link above.


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  1. reask

    This should be fun. :)
    /Grabs Popcorn.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    “Who needs Blu-ray?”

    People that like to hold something in their hand obviously.

    and next generation this format will be used for games like hell thats for sure.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Er…. all those people who are already buying Blu-Rays?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Dralen

    Blu-ray is already a success. If he actually believed this, why did Microsoft back HD-DVD?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Freek

    Just because it’s 1080p doesn’t make it blu ray quality. Streaming is still limited by bandwith wich means the bitt rate of the video and audio is lower then a disc based format. Wich results in a loss of quality.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Ge0force

    Ask John Carmack why he needed to split the world of Rage in two different areas.

    This seems to be a week full of retarted quotes from Microsoft :)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Axelander

    “Look at us! We have HD-DVDs and Final Fantasy XIII on 3 discs, while those losers with their nasty, unsuccessful Blu-Rays have it on 1 disc”. Is this guy the new Greenberg?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Happy Hardon Harry

    Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo haven’t got the ball’s to go “only digital” with their next gen systems.

    Who’s this MS PR bullshiter trying to kid?.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor

    Jesus, Microsoft really has set a new standard for “talking complete shit” as of late. It’s just one ridiculous statement after another with these guys lately.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. LordCancer

    I should have bought a ps3.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Freek

    Lets not get into number of discs, it’s as dumb as saying streaming is as good as a disc.

    Games routinly came on multipell discs in the past, it diden’t matter then and it doesn’t matter now.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. spiderLAW

    Bluray FTW – until they release a format that can utilize the full original quality of 6k film

    #12 5 years ago
  13. spiderLAW

    @11 i would agree with that sort of except you are saying that we shouldn’t expect games to advance as the world of technology advances. While it was accepted back in the day, there was no way around it and so it was okay to have multiple discs. Now there are many options instead of using multiple discs and for a company to disregard those options is just unacceptable.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. orakaa

    says the guy from a firm that launched HD-DVD…

    Truth is, people are not ready to go full digital movies and/or games.
    The storage is not that reliable in itself, you don’t “feel like you HAVE the product you’ve bought”, etc.

    Having a disc still is more reliable and people tend to follow this trend. Sure, Steam works well, just as PSN games or XBL arcade games… but it’s a whole another story for movies and heavy games (look at the complaints raised by people when they heard you could install up to 10 Go of game data with GT5 ?).
    Installing a 200 Mo game via PSN or XBL is NOT the same as having a 4 Go 1080p divX or a 10 Go game (at that rate, even with a 320 Go hard drive, you are VERY limited… and if your disk gets broken… all that much data to re-pay for or “only” to re-download ?)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    I’m not even gonna start a flame storm here. I don’t have it in me today but this guy must know something we don’t.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    Yep, they appear to have gone all a bit Sony in the PR department. BR will obviously pass on eventually but the “we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly” comment is pure bullshit. Can we have the MS which talked sense back please.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. LordCancer

    @11 I’d agree except before there wasn’t much of an alternative and now there is. avoiding the cost of an unproven format and considering blu-ray wasn’t even ready for the 360 launch it was okay for them to skip it. shit talking blu-ray as if a realistic alternative exists for a next gen system is ludicrous. of course bloated hdds may be microsofts idea of screwing us for the foreseeable future. all those on bargain broadband can spend a week downloading halo 7 on there $300 hard drive!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Freek

    Something as minor as changing a disc once or twice during a game is still totally acceptable, it doesn’t impact gameplay in a meaningfull way.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. SplatteredHouse

    HD-DVD, and still, you think you have ANY business commenting on success of media formats?
    This is the UK boss for Microsoft, now? I want that other guy, that actually spoke some modicum of sense, back.

    wait, lol are you sure he’s the UK boss?
    “so we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay.”
    I’ve yet to notice anything like that, from my Xbox 360. Plus, I’m not even under any download limit/throttling! But, hey, perhaps that does happen, in Microsoft Towers, let’s give the man the benefit of the doubt, here. :D

    Microsoft, and funny-talk, they’re two synominous terms, increasingly.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. spiderLAW

    Open your mind a little Freek. We are not saying there is anything wrong with the matter of changing discs. Its the reason WHY we have to that is the problem. Read #13 and #17 again and pay close attention to what we are saying.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. LordCancer

    you really want to swap disc on the next xbox freek?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Freek

    no, i’m saying it doesn’t matter. There’s plenty of good reasons to move on from DVDs but the amount of discs a game comes on isn’t one of them.
    Developers will always look to go to the maximum amount or beyond. Even with blu ray it’s going to happen.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. DaMan

    OMG how dare they.

    btw MS never really gave a shit about hd-dvd, they just backed it up because they didn’t want to help their rivals. while blu ray failure would be fatal for Sony.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    “Who needs Blu-ray?”

    Those who want the best quality available today, that’s who.

    You telling me this big Microsoft exec doesn’t have a 50+ inch 1080p flatscreen in his home and he’s NOT watching movies on blu-ray??? lol

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Kerplunk

    These companies with their selective memories:

    Sony – “Rumble is old news. Nobody uses that any more”

    MS – “Blu-ray is going to surpassed.” (HD-DVD never happened, right?”

    Nintendo – “It’s not about tech, it’s about fun” – yeah, and you’re the only company than named a console after it’s CPU power (N64)

    Scarily, this makes Apple sound credible by comparison (middleware arguments notwithstanding).

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gadzooks!

    Bluray really isnt needed this gen at all, but increased texture quality will mean next gen machines will definitely need something with blurays storage capacity.

    I very much hope this PR mouthpiece is not suggesting that the next xbox will be digital download only.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. NomadsoulZA

    “Who needs Blu-Ray?” has to be one of the most retarded comments I’ve heard in a while. I’m no Sony fan boy…but they should just accept that HDDVD bombed because of its lack of capacity and poor adoption.

    Blu-ray discs are going to be holding upwards of 200GB in the future and the number of marketing possibilities is staggering. For example, they’re already plotting to release (on the same blu-ray) a full feature film, all the extras as well as the movie-tie-in video game (yes, they’ve all been bad…but still).

    Until high speed broadband becomes something every house has (like a toaster or tv) and until we have hard drives that can handle hundreds (or thousands) of high definition (60GB+) videos etc, I think that blu rays will be around…for maybe, well…just a “little” bit longer :)

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Eregol

    With games approaching a size of 40gb+ a download and store system is never going to take off.
    There’s never enough storage space, and the bandwidth just can’t take the strain of downloads of that size.

    Plus, there are those of us who can’t afford to keep buying new titles without selling second hand or trading in, so a physical product is always going to be better than a digital product.

    Unless they can come up with some sort of digital exchange system, which I doubt is possible.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Kysshin

    So there is gonna be 1080p movies being streamed with no delay ?

    Wonder how they gonna pull that one off.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. spiderLAW

    Sega x32 ?
    Turbo Graphics 16?

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Michael O’Connor

    @30 The Nintendo one was a bit of a stretch, but the others are definitely accurate.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Dannybuoy

    My eyes can only see resolutions for 640×480. Anything more is wasted.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    A couple of things.

    First BluRay is not going to dethrone the current and long time standard DVD until:

    The price of BD is the exactly same price as a walmart standard DVD.

    Every DVD system ALSO plays BD.


    Now why did MS back HD DVD?

    Not to take down BD.


    Think about it, MS is not pushing HD DVDs, never were. there were buying time to roll out their own DD movie/TV store AND Netflix. Both offer HD and both work with the xb360.

    Infact Netflix on 360 caused Sony to rush along and follow them.

    I own BD/PS3 yada yada. Don’t often use it for BD movies. Why would I? I rent movies, but even renting BD costs me more. Buying a 30usd BD movie is just insane. Same movie will run half or one third of that in SD. And then agaon there is the whole Netflix factor. HD on PS3/xb360.

    BD is a non factor imo. I think it is a niche. But I see it being leap frogged down the road.

    My two cents.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. M2Kx

    @15: that’s something new, keep it that way ;)


    #34 5 years ago
  35. Kerplunk

    @31 – It’s as much a stretch as those covered in @30 response. (Good call @30! – I forgot about those – possibly because they’re not in the console game any more.)

    If anything, it makes N64′s naming seem like a copy of the logic for 32X naming. Not a product you really want to copy too heavily really. That said, it’s still only Nintendo that swagger around pretending that technology and performance isn’t a factor in console hardware.

    The bigger point still stands: They’re all full of it.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Anders

    Stupid thing to say. All technology existing today will eventually be either replaced by something better or improved.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. osric90

    This is so ironic and funny! Ok, ok…let’s nod at the kid.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. AHA-Lambda

    no for once i agree with MS

    blu ray will not be completely passed by and will be a moderate success but it will not replace dvd, the way the market has gone is that digital downloads and streaming will take dvds place when it does bite the dust

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Crysis

    As long as the internet remains unaccessible & incosistent to many people around the globe, physical media should definately NOT be ignored, & it’s clear from how fast we’re growing that DVDs won’t cut it next gen for gaming consoles (think of watching a dvd quality movies spread from several Video CDs, it’s possible, but irritatingm, i remember doing it with my PSOne though :D), well Nintendo will continue to use weak optical disks, blu ray is the best choice for now.
    I occasionally struggle with streaming weak quality youtube footage & MS is expecting me to stream full 1080p videos… GET REAL!

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Crysis

    “we offer full HD 1080p Blu-ray quality streaming instantly, no download, no delay”

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Michael O’Connor

    @40 Since a few updates ago.

    Now, having an internet connection capable of handling that…

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Crysis

    Well not in Australia, & even when we do get our connection upgraded sometime within the next few years, i can bet we will still have shockingly weak servers & providers.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Psychotech

    When a Microsoft rep opens his mouth lately i’ve got this urge to throw my precious 360 out of the window.One more quote like this and i will,i won’t be sorry and i won’t purchase another as many other 360 users do.all this after i’m done with Reach off course.I must hurry because i feel it another one is coming

    #43 5 years ago
  44. hitnrun

    “and actually Blu-ray is going to be passed by as a format…Who needs Blu-ray?”

    This would be more interesting and credible if it were not an absolute, inarguable, sun-going-West fact that the next Microsoft console will use Blu-Ray as its retail medium.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. The_Red

    Digital IS the future but physical disc will never go away. This idiot? While I don’t know if he has a future or not, I seriously hope that he does go away.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. drewbles82

    Didnt they recently make a dvd that can hold like 4xs more data than the latest blu-ray and it would be a few yrs b4 we see any of them.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Kuwabara

    who needs blu ray? who the fk needs party chat. It takes away the immersion of playing single player games when all of a sudden voice chat is introduced.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. lexph3re

    Blu-ray die? Hmm I agree it will die.. under these circumstances.
    1. Every house hold has the highest grade of dsl internet to download games that measure 25gb+.
    2.companies like gamestop just go out of business because cd’s lose they’re value.
    3.every home console can have a tera byte of memory so we can have enough space to store every digital copy of the games we can never get rid of because we’d have to download them again.
    4. All 37.9 million ps3 owners just never buy another game as long as they have their consoles.(or the pc and blu-ray players in home are just thrown away for no reason)
    5. A nuke is drop on half the population of earth and no one worries about games anymore but survival from nuclear deadzones.
    Yeah I think if all of thee above happen bd will be a thing of the past. Seeing how cds and dvds are no longer in use…. wait nvmd.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Galactic_Barret

    The only thing dumber that the statement is the superfluous attempts at damage control.

    Of course there won’t be a BD > DVD situation as it was with DVD > VHS. 2 seconds of thought will say ‘Well, DVD wasn’t backwards compatible with VHS like BD is. Oh yeah, and wasn’t DVD easier to back because it was less expensive, in material costs?’.

    Its silly, this fear of evolving tech. Its similar with 3D TVs: You can say its useless, that you won’t buy it, whatever, but its not just for tech-heads anymore; Its becoming as much a standard as the market will allow. Being niche, considered the next best successor, compared to a (near?) decade old format is nothing to scoff at.

    BD won the format war, its time to move on. Really, I wouldn’t steer you wrong.

    Edit: Realize I forgot about digital. As long as cable companies and Apple continue to provide DD services, and both surviving disc formats can be ripped, digital will always win out. However, quality-wise, BD is the format to beat.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. DrDamn

    It’s more the quality which is being questioned. The streaming service does 1080p yes – Blu-ray quality no. Max data rate on the 360 streaming service is currently 5Mbps, this compares to 48Mbps Max for a Blu-ray. Quite a big and noticeable difference.

    The interesting thing is that the streaming service can scale up as higher bandwidths become available and more affordable – for both the consumer and provider. The 5Mbps cap is something MS is currently imposing, but it could be changed. It also dynamically adapts to your connection speed – rather than being set for all people.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. LOLshock94

    blu rays shite theres no difference and blu ray is already old its time for 3D bitches

    #51 5 years ago

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

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]