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Microsoft: XBL Gold membership increase helps fund extra content and infrastructure costs

Tuesday, 2 November 2010 21:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Craig Davison, senior marketing director for Xbox Live, has said the price increase for Gold Membership all boils down to content.

Speaking with Gamasutra, Davison said raising the price from $4.17 per month to $5 well help keep the quality of offerings consistent while allowing the firm to add more options to members.

“If I’m playing Halo: Reach, Gears of War, Call of Duty, the consistency of the service and the experience needs to be there regardless of what that entertainment application is,” he said. “As you can imagine, the costs associated with maintaining a service at that level and making sure all of those features are consistent, we’re hitting that quality bar, we’re adding the customer service infrastructure necessary, we’re accommodating all of the same social features and functionality too, there’s a cost.

“Infrastructure costs, of course. And we’re continuing to bring more and more content. And we want to add more and more and more. ESPN is a great example. No extra charge for Xbox Live Gold members. But we want to continue to bring that content in. We also want to continue to innovate on all dimensions, whether it’s social, entertainment, or gaming.

“So there you go.”

Microsoft launched XBL in 2002, and went from 400K members in its first year to 25 million as of today.

Announced back in August, the price of a Gold Membership with Xbox Live was raised from $49.99 a year to $59.99, yesterday.

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40 Comments

  1. Razor

    $60 for what’s basically a P2P service.

    Seriously, how do gamers let them get away with it?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dralen

    That’s a load of BS and they know it!! They just want more cash out of their customers.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. lexph3re

    Who said it was gamers who let them get away with it?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Lahanas

    Live Gold simply isnt worth it anymore and for the first time in four years I wont renew my membership. PSN gaming is free and PS3 has many many more exclusives coming. 50-60 euros a year for what exactly that ps3 doesnt offer?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    Lahanas thats my feeling on it too. Once my sub. ran out I would go to look at games and say “Do I get this for Xbox and have to re-up if I just happen to want to go online with it? Or for PS3 and it won’t matter.” It makes too much sense. Every 60 dollar Xbox game looked like a 100 dollar game.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotech

    @4 fanboy response:cross game chat :P

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Michael O’Connor

    Cross game chat.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    @6 Oh yeah? Well my little xbox friend, psn will also have cross game chat! Free for psn plus members! Psn plus only costs about £40 quid a year… Oh wait a minute…

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Michael O’Connor

    @8 Hahahaha!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Callum

    @8 lol :)
    My live cost me £22 this year. I’m sorry, but that is £1.83 a month. I am happy to pay that just for halo reach multiplayer!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. lexph3re

    Sony. More then likely won’t do cross game chat. I for one don’t think 60buck or a. Single 1$ would make me buy a online service just for cross game chat. It just doesn’t matter to me. Played with cross game chat and it was a bit fun. But, I’m not dying to have it. And, it was only fun for when a moment before I cut it off. I’m an immersive gamer and hearing my friend scream about halo while I play ssf4 is to distracting because I have to dog my friends when they get pwn’d its how our relationship works.

    But still. Cross game chat isn’t justifing the purchase. Please. Try again to persuade me

    #11 5 years ago
  12. poopoofruits

    xbox live is more appealing for people, i think thats what it is. And the majority of people think that if everyone has it, it must be good.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Suikoden Fan

    honestly dont see much point in cross game chat, unless your in a clan match. otherwise i’d just have people talking to me when i should be concentrating on the game, if i wanted to talk, i’d phone them or something out of game. its too easy to get distracted and fuck up if you have what i call ‘background noise’

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    Cross Game Chat is overrated for paying 60 dollars seriously.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    Ok I’m a ps3 user, suits me fine, but I can see the appeal of cross game chat. Its basically a unlimited phone line to any of your mates who own a 360. I’m assuming you don’t have to be playing a game to use it?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I agree, You pay for p2p. it should be fucking free. Dedicated servers are the way to go. So why 256 player MAG game with dedicated servers have little or no lag during gameplay, and HALO Reach, or MW2 has huge lag? Pay for Xbox live? no fucking way!!!

    THere should be 3 levels for Xbox live
    Silver (no online play)
    Gold FREE Online play
    And Platnium, all other features for 60 bucks a year.

    Xcross game chat? WTF is that? if you wanna tlak to you friend, let him or her play the same fucking game, its just like real life, when you talk to someone and they start texting in front of you, get the fuck out of here.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. reask

    @ 13
    Ask the younger ones on that and you will get a totally different response.
    I picked up Sims 3 for the little one last week.
    For the laugh I suggested getting it on PS3.
    I got stared out of it.

    You are talking about a generation that is doing at least 50% of there socialising on line.
    x chat is not a bonus for this gen it is standard practice for them.

    I seldom if ever use the headset(only with friends).
    But the younger gen use social network sites as normal for socialising.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. MushroomStamp

    What some of you are calling cross-game chat is also used for in-game dedicated chat. In short it’s just dedicated chat, not really cross-game. Dedicated chat is great for when you want to only talk to your friends. It allows you to talk even during loading screens or other times that game itself doesn’t really have a voice connection going. It allows you to communicate on a team of 8 when you really only care about communicating with 4.

    To me it’s crucial for effective & competitive gaming without the restrictions of the game itself.

    I absolutely don’t want to play a multiplayer game without it.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. reask

    You said it better than me Mushroom. :)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Dark

    pay to pay even more.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Suikoden Fan

    @18 and 19 either way i like to concentrate on the game itself not hear someone jabber on, and i am of the young generation. I know that for a fact if someone talks during an fmv especially in an rpg, i’ll go apeshit at them.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. MushroomStamp

    Well obviously RPGs aren’t really multiplayer games at least that require communication. However, if you are into competitive team play such as Reach… my teammate damn well better speak up “He’s coming up behind on your right”. His proper communication is essential to me not being ganked from behind. When not in maches I don’t want to have conversation interrupted because there is a load screen or suddenly other people able to listen in because of that particular talk/game design.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. manamana

    “ESPN is a great example” – yes, especially when you pay 59€ and dont see it on the horizon. What NNU says, is absolutely the way to go, from a user perspective.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Psychotech

    @8 But at least PSN has the alternative without paying to play online and i don’t think ps3 will ever get cross game chat either for Plus or regular members.
    Thinking of how the memory is divided on the ps3 i don’t think it can handle cross game chat so well if not at all
    But you will definitely see this feature on ps4

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I did the $40 renewal special October 31 before the price went up on Nov 1 to $60. Figure I’m gonna be playing online at least another few years or so. Not sure if i’ll renew again after that at the $60 rate.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. MushroomStamp

    I got 5 years for $125 :) When TRU did their 50% off accessories. Just got 5 live cards for $24.99/per.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I agree with some of you that cross media chat should be in Xbox live, I hate it, because play the game you are playing not with people who play diffrent games, but thats just me..

    But at the end of the day I think everyone is overpaying just for that feature that it should be free!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Kuwabara

    It’s going to pay for the kinnect 500 million dollar marketing campaign, cause theyre greedy fuckers and bill gates hasnt got enough billions , that he has to steal from u sheep.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. LordCancer

    I don’t agree with the price of xbox live before they raised the price. I been unwilling to pay more then $30 for the 12 month cards. The recent changes microsoft made to my account also piss me off. They re-enabled auto renewal and disable your ability to turn it off from the website. It now requires a 45 minute call to india where this bitch kept calling me jacob, my name isn’t fucking jacob!

    #29 5 years ago
  30. OrbitMonkey

    @24 I agree totally, but I would like to see cross game chat on this gen of playstation console! Though I think a fair few ps3 owners need to get headset sorted :D

    #30 5 years ago
  31. OrbitMonkey

    @29 Lol that story is so fucking true, my mate wanted to cancel before going in a tour of southeast Asia. They advised him to take the console & hook into internet cafes :D Hard selling bro!

    #31 5 years ago
  32. LordCancer

    lol she asked me sir why do you be wanting to disable auto renewal sir.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Chris2pher_Jack

    Microsoft… why even bother trying to justify yourself, we all know you’re evil, you need no excuses for your actions. Profit is your number 1 priority, at least other companies don’t sacrifice quality anywhere near to the extent that you do. Windows is outdated, 360 has a weak design (even the new model), & i don’t expect much from their new phone OS.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. OrbitMonkey

    @33 Woah dude! Did Bill Gates give you a wedgie or something?

    #34 5 years ago
  35. LordCancer

    maybe bill gave him a crocodile dundee!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. polygem

    as much as i love my 360. this is a joke. service is already build up and well established. not a big deal to implement new stuff. tell your mom otherwise. it´s a freakin crime to increase the price of xbl. this…making sure all the features are consistent blabla…wow…pinnochio what´s happening to your nose?

    #36 5 years ago
  37. polygem

    @16: i agree with the 3 levels thing. it wont ever happen though. but ms should be forced by law to allow players to play online for free. seriously.
    cross game chat: never ever used it and never ever will….if i play slayer on halo i have to concentrate otherwise they´ll totally destroy me…if i play fable i want to enjoy the beautiful world without someone burping in the mic.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Chris2pher_Jack

    @34, you have to be evil to get the kind of profits that Apple & Microsoft get, it’s called ‘exploiting’, everyone does it, but no one is as good as either Apple or Microsoft, & although the 360 is cheaply designed, i do enjoy Fable & Halo, & although Windows isn’t cheap, at least it’s easy to use, will take me ages to get used to Linux but i have no intentions of using Mac.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Blerk

    “ESPN is a great example. No extra charge for Xbox Live Gold members.”

    Apart from the extra charge that you just added, you mean? :-D

    Personally speaking, stuff like ESPN/Sky Player/Netflix/Last.FM/etc. should be charged for, mostly because I’d never use them.

    It’s almost like they need a third level of subs – a ‘free’ with the basics, a ‘gaming’ sub for the gamey stuff, and a ‘full’ sub for all the services. The ‘full’ could be the price they charge now, the ‘gamer’ one could be a little cheaper.

    But there’s no chance of that ever happening. :-)

    #39 5 years ago
  40. frostquake

    Since the price was not supposed to go up until Nov.1, I thought I would wait until the last week to go out and buy another year via the plastic cards you find in Best Buys, GameStops, and Walmarts.

    Well they pulled them all and only had the $60 ones, and I wasn’t allowed to buy the older ones, even though one store had them in a shopping cart behind the register…SIGH!

    #40 5 years ago

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    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 […]