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Thursday, 4 November 2010 06:09 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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The embargo’s officially lifted on Kinect, and boy was it damming back a serious flood of content. As in, this may be the Internet’s Noah’s Ark. Seriously people, grab two of whatever rodent happens to be scurrying through your house, build a boat, and jump past the break. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a paddle. And some tissues. You’ll need them to dab up the tears of blood that’ll be oozing from your eyes after all this reading.

  • Hardware:
  • Dance Central
  • Kinect Sports
  • Kinect Adventures
  • Kinectimals

Kinect Joy Ride:

  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved:

Others:

If you find any more in between barely keeping your head above water and choking on a Kinectimal, let us know and we’ll toss ‘em up there.

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55 Comments

  1. Chris2pher_Jack

    I posted many in the News section an hour ago…
    “…CVG Kinect Reviews:
    Hardware gets an 8.8 – http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273523
    Joy Ride: 5.3 – http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273471
    Kinect Adventures: 6.3 – http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273517
    Kinect Sports: 7.9 – http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273540

    Eurogamer Kinect reviews:
    (don’t see the actual hardware score) http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-04-kinect-reviewed-review
    Dance Central: 8.0
    Kinect Sports: 7.0
    Kinect Adventures: 6.0
    Kinectimals: 7.0
    Kinect Joy Ride: 5.0

    Cnet Kinect Review:
    Hardware gets an 7.0 – http://reviews.cnet.com/xbox-360-games/xbox-360-kinect-xbox/4505-11457_7-34182443.html?tag=mncol;txt

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Chris2pher_Jack

    I personally don’t have a wife & kids to entertain & i got bored of the casual games very quickly after the eyetoy first came out, nothing hardcore for it on the horizon, if there is, i personally wouldn’t want to know about it. The hardware itself seems quite poor & that all the effort is in the software. Being able to navigate the menu with my voice & hands, while sounds cool, it’s something i could bet that the PS EYE could do with a firmware update.
    So for me, Kinect far from justifies the $200 (AUD) investment.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

    Quality scores for the game that interested me the most. Good stuff.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. RickyWicky

    Kinda sucks that we’re going to mostly be seeing a bunch of bull-poo games that would have been shit even without Kinect for awhile. But I’m sure that, over time, we’ll start seeing some better games and not crap pushed out in the interest of time.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DJ Deathstar

    Main reviews i wanted to see were Dance Central and Kinect Sports and looks like both have been well received, may pick Kinect up at some point next year

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Withnail

    The Engadget score is 6/10 (look on the right hand side of the page).

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    Interesting:

    “if you ever want to use Kinect with two players (and you should) you need plenty of room. If you don’t have room, don’t buy Kinect” – EuroGamer

    #7 4 years ago
  8. onyxbox

    I think you have to read between the lines for most reviews; most sites don’t want to upset the hand that feeds too much so I’d say they’re being cautiously optimistic rather than gunning for ‘em.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. rainer

    You missed the review on Ars Technica verdict = skip
    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2010/11/buy-a-house-clean-your-floor-move-your-butt-ars-reviews-kinect.ars

    Seems overall needs more polish as the general response.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. back_up

    hehehe Fighters Uncaged and Joy ride failed

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crazyreyn

    Kinect Adventures (Digital Spy) – 3/5
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/gamingreviews/a285914/kinect-adventures-xbox-360.html

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Those scores are generally higher than I was expecting for most of the titles. Have to have a trawl through a few and see what’s what.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DBZ0wnz

    Anything that got a high score would of been rated by children.

    Does Kintect have FPS/TPS, no. Does Wii & PS Move have TPS/FPS, yes.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Because it’s impossible for adults to enjoy anything other than shooters, right?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Ge0force

    No because most adults need some variety and depth in their games :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Dannybuoy

    Well, from what I can deduce from reading these reviews is that Kinect fails to meet the potential alluded to by Microsoft. It sounds like lag will be an issue with anyone beyond the casual crowd and the games are lack luster. A classic Microsoft launch then. ho ho ho

    #16 4 years ago
  17. ARFarokhi

    As i thought, Kinect failed in terms of hardware & software ratings, but it will sell very good because of Microsoft’s expertise in marketing and the noobism that is growing in video games industry.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Callum

    Don’t write it off yet, that’s all I have to say. The indie devs will save us! :-)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    These scores all look very familiar. It’s like the Wii and Move launches all over again. Some good stuff, some average stuff, some utterly horrendous stuff.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. M2Kx

    ^
    that’s exactly that, what I wanted to post.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Robo_1

    The reviews are generally positive, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the space requirements are going to gimp it for many people.

    I’m seriously not sure if it’s worth their effort to release Kinect in Japan, given the typically smaller living spaces found there.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Keivz

    How does an 8 out of 10 equal for a launch game equal failure for the device? I have a feeling that when the ball gets rolling, gamers will be eating this up (i.e., wait for Child of Eden & the like).

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Jan

    #21 Robo_1 – You forgot how small people are in Japan, they are tiny, so its no problems :D

    #23 4 years ago
  24. M2Kx

    @22: CoE is a bad example. Several mags had already their hands on and said the game is brilliant, as long you don’t have to control with kinect :D

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    “I have a feeling that when the ball gets rolling, gamers will be eating this up”

    Real Gamers? Never. Casuals? For 130 GBP and e.t.c.? I want to see that first.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Blerk

    “Never” is a very strong word.

    I’m curious to know what the definition of a ‘real’ gamer is, btw.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. StolenGlory

    “Never” precludes me from expanding my horizons.

    A ‘real’ gamer is not always a conservative one.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. M2Kx

    @26: “real gamer” = “core gamer”

    comprendes? :D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    “I’m curious to know what the definition of a ‘real’ gamer is, btw.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardcore_gamer

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve said never to Kinect, only because I’m not sure if the space in my living room is big enough.

    But even now, I am getting very tempted.

    A pre-order might be in by the weekend with Dance Central and something else.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    They say Kinect can see you on EG, surely now its only a matter of time before it goes self aware? The machines will rise :D

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    It’s all fun and games until the robots start crushing skulls.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Petulant Radish

    @29, from your own link:

    “There is currently no unanimously agreed upon definition for the term.”

    #33 4 years ago
  34. cookiejar

    Ironically, its probably some of the ‘hardcore’ Xbox fans that are lining up over night to get this thing! I can’t see Aunty Mary waiting in line to get this for her Tarquin.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Blerk

    Poor old Tarquin. Socks for him again this year.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    @33, ““There is currently no unanimously agreed upon definition for the term.””

    Because there are many of them: Pro Gamer, RetroGamer, Hardcore Gamer and e.t.c.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    You’re all casuals to me bitches.

    /speed runs Super Meat Boy glitch worlds for fun
    /completes Trials HD extreme levels for platinum ranks
    /puts Demon’s Souls into pure dark tendency for teh lolz

    /pats Kinectimals kitty

    #37 4 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    @36
    Aren’t those just more terms rather than definitions?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Panou

    I’m very surprised of Kinect Sports results… I was expecting lower grades for this one.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Blerk

    @36: And they’re pretty much all complete bullshit.

    Something either appeals or it doesn’t, but that doesn’t mean that it’s an instant fail or somehow less worthy. Limiting the types of games you play because of some bizarre ‘image’ that you want to maintain is completely ridiculous and bordering on snobbery.

    By all means take the shovelware to task, but don’t discount something as “worthless” to the more traditional gamer just because you don’t much like the look of it.

    There’s nothing at all appealing in the current Kinect line-up for me either. But who’s to say that next month they won’t show something that’ll look fantastic?

    #40 4 years ago
  41. freedoms_stain

    Man, I obviously need more coffee, I clicked on this article fully expecting reviews for DOOM the game ported for Kinect.

    From what I played of Kinect I’m not surprised the scores are not great, shame for early adopters. You get to pay the premium price point without any premium benefits.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Tomchoucrew

    Xboxygen for french people :) : http://xboxygen.com/Focus/Dossiers/Test-de-Kinect-et-de-son-interface (no score)

    #42 4 years ago
  43. OlderGamer

    Just for the record so called hardcore gamers can become more and more casual as they get older. It doesn’t some how make them or the games they enjoy any less important. I would argue that because of the buying power of a say 40yr old is sizable compared to a 17yr old, the imporatance of a aiging gamer may well be MUCH larger then many of you folks think.

    The problem that I can tell you is that as a gamer in my 50s, far less of the games being pushed apeal to me. I don’t need fiveplus online MP shooters(with a new one every three months). There is a huge misconception in the industry(media, dev/pub, retail, and gamer base) that games are for the younger only crowd. I mean think of it this way, lets say your 17, 27, or 37 right now…do you plan to stop playing games someday? I don’t mean slow down because you have less time, the kids need shoes, you bought a new house, or the wife looks at you with a twinkle in her eye, I mean stop. Out and out stop buying systems and playing games? The answer is no, for the overwhelming majority of us.

    However what we like does change. You don’t watch the same kinds of movies/tv shows or listen to the same kinds of new music that you used to. Your perspective on life and the way you see things changes. The games you want to play change too.

    So get off of your self made crown. In this day and age there is no such thing as a hardcore gamer. None. I own Halo Reach, BFBC2, Gears, and I own Move and the Wii. I play Pop-Cap games as much as Capcom ones(maybe more)(Plants VS Zombies ftw). I can’t get enough diablo style action rpgs(Titan Quest, TourchLight, Phantasy Star Online/Universe). I laugh at Forza and GT now, 10-15 yrs ago I played and enjoyed GTone. I can’t wait to get my copy of NFS:HP. I play Civ like my life depends on it. I love Music games(RB/GH). My point is that I own games from all different corners of the game industry. I don’t simply line up for CoD games when they launch. I hate the God of War games. My tastes are wide and varried.

    I think THAT is what happens when you get older. I don’t buy at all into the idea that you somehow stop being important or that there is some secret handshaking club called hardcore. There are no elite gamers, only gamers that think they are elite.

    As far as Kinect goes. I am not interested at this time. I just don’t see a game jumping out at me. I just got a Move a bit back and am enjoying that. When the line up for Kinect changes I may pick it up. But to each their own. If a gamer wants to buy and enjoys Kinect, whats the difference to me or to you?

    #43 4 years ago
  44. spiderLAW

    these scores are really not that bad at all. Good job Microsoft!

    #44 4 years ago
  45. OrbitMonkey

    Theirs no *hardcore* gamers. Theirs teenage boys & everybody else. If your still judging folk on what & how they play by the time your in your twentys you missed the maturity boat.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. DrDamn

    @44
    As a Kinect sceptic I’d say I’m also impressed with the scores overall. Some of the damage limitation they were doing in the run up I was expecting more of a train wreck. However there is some good stuff in there. Reading into the reviews I’d say it does have some concerns with depth and control, *but* the general feeling in them is that is outweighed by the fun factor. How long the fun factor can maintain it is another thing, but it does add something new.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Johnny Cullen

    I’ve added those links in and given the full list a massive edit to make it cleaner.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Gekidami

    The hardware scores are far from ‘glowing’ for the most part.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. DrDamn

    @48
    True, but what they are reviewing is not just the hardware but also the current state of the software libraries. Which more than any other recent hardware release has the greatest potential to improve (in my opinion).

    #49 4 years ago
  50. JonFE

    Once again OlderGamer lives up to his nickname and shares his wisdom.

    As someone on the edge of turning 40, I salute you; Well Done Sir!

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Petulant Radish

    I’m a hardcore porn viewer, I literally only watch hardcore porn. That casual porn is bollocks.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Filofax

    @8 I think you hit the nail on the head.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Patrick Garratt

    @51 – CotD.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Psychotech

    No wonder most of these reviews are a little on the soft side with the hardware’s obvious flaws.there’s half a billion marketing campaign after all ;)

    #54 4 years ago
  55. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Seems like Kinect is not for me.. The games are just TOO casual, and so far none of them have great and fun controls, well maybe DANCE game has good ones, but its too gay for me.

    #55 4 years ago

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    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]