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PSP2 dev kit snaps show twin sticks, trackpad [Update]

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 17:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt

psp2kit

“Boom.”

VG247 has obtained the world’s first images of a PSP2 dev kit.

The shots clearly show the device’s forward- and rear-facing cameras, as well as the much-discussed trackpad on the rear of the unit.

Note that this isn’t the console’s final form factor. As you can see, some developers are working with a kit with similar construction to a PSP go at the moment – see the update below – with a sliding screen over physical controls. We don’t know when the final physical spec will be nailed down, only that this isn’t it.

We were first told PSP2 kits were in developers’ hands early this year.

It has an HD screen. The last set of rumours surrounding the handheld said the chipset has yet to be finalised.

The machine is rumoured to be extremely powerful, with approximately twice as much RAM as a 360.

EA has confirmed it’s had “exposure” to the unit, and developer Netherrealm has openly admitted it’s working with a kit.

PSP2 is supposedly heading for release in late 2011.

If you’re in any doubt as to the authenticity of these images, don’t be. It is what it is. Enjoy.

Update: We’ve been told by a source that these images are from the last kit. There’s a newer one, which is a single, non-sliding block. Remember those last Kotaku rumours of the unit overheating? Sony switched back a form like PSP-1000 in order to cool it down.

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78 Comments

  1. RETARDED VIKING

    *CLAP* *CLAP* good job VG247 :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    *actual adrenaline*

    #2 5 years ago
  3. CptKurk

    That looks more like the Loch Ness Monster to me. I’ve been telling you: she’s real. Arr.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. RETARDED VIKING

    I hope they scrap the sliding screen.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Very cool indeed, however I don’t think I’d say “the shots clearly show” anything…lol

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Debabrata Nath

    Ah, that’s a fucking big break kind sir. /bows

    #6 5 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    did an emp bomb go off right as these pics were taken?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. daytripper

    looks like a rounder psp go

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Seraphemz

    I like the design of the go. I wouldn’t mind a bigger screen though.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. WetSnake

    Holy shit.
    Hahahah poor Sony, they never have surprises left for their shows :P

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gama_888

    i love the, “NOT FOR SALE” sticker on the back of it
    how did u get these pics garret?
    and why are they so unclear?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    I swear there’s actual classes which teach people how to do spy shots. Just the right amount of blur, poor focus, poor framing. :D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    Looks like a sneaky camera phone shot to me is all. I once had a hidden camera purse I sported around with me. Took horrible pictures.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. cookiejar

    Two Thumbsticks. Thank christ.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. daytripper

    took dirty pictures you mean ;-)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    See the update.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. cookiejar

    So I wonder where this leaves the PS Phone now. Does that come before PSP 2? Will the PSP 2 will a proper full on beasty handheld, and the Phone a watered down App based one?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    I like how it says: NOT FOR SALE

    #18 5 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    @12
    I think there are special classes on how to leak PSP2 info as well.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Herlock

    Nice job guys \o/

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Lucky

    but have a better photo isn’t possible ?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. chronoss2

    looks good, but the 3DS has a HUGE advantage despite the lack of power (3D)..

    #22 5 years ago
  23. M2Kx

    I’m loosing my interest…

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Freek

    Who makes photos that crappy?? Every damn camera phone is high res these days.
    It’s like a UFO picture, nobody ever has a decent camera or even remotly knows how to use it.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @chroniss2, “looks good, but the 3DS has a HUGE advantage despite the lack of power (3D)..”

    With not an HD screen with 3d implementation that require you to play in certain position. If you are sitting not right, than no 3D for you.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. dirigiblebill

    Two analog sticks!

    *applause*

    #26 5 years ago
  27. chronoss2

    @Erthazus : yes i agree but for people who don’t know it is a big argument to prefer the 3DS. 3D is the new fashion now..

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Moonwalker1982

    I can only give a big ‘who cares’ to this, PSP was a fail IMO. So exactly why would it work now? Why would there be reason to go crazy and all that now? We’ll see about this.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DJ Deathstar

    Seriously as long as this has 2 analog nubs like it obviously will do then i will get this over a 3DS i think

    #29 5 years ago
  30. lexph3re

    @ moonwalker and I think 69mil people who one a psp don’t care about your opinion and want this psp2

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @Moonwalker1982,

    “I can only give a big ‘who cares’ to this, PSP was a fail IMO.”

    How a 62 million seller is a failure???
    That just shows that you never had a PSP. It’s a great device even for this day.

    @chronoss2, yeah, you are right. Can’t argue with that. Good catch.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. 2plus2equals5

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

    Now we want games’ screenshots! XD

    #32 5 years ago
  33. ARFarokhi

    @Moonwalker1982
    For god’s sake please stop bashing PSP. PSP is a great device and sales figures show that very clearly. And btw, 69 million is not failure. Even now that PSP’s rival sales is standing at 100 million! (or some more or less! I don’t know the exact number.)

    #33 5 years ago
  34. daytripper

    please stop bashing the psp? oh fuck off will you, if thats his genuine opinion,like you, hes entitled to it.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. RETARDED VIKING

    @32 Agreed.

    CHOP, CHOP, VG247 :D

    #35 5 years ago
  36. 2plus2equals5

    @moonwalker: don’t make the same mistake of nintendo fanboys. ;)
    Ds started with more than 80 millions of gba users. What do you think they bought? psp or ds?

    Psp earned 62 millions “new” users, ds earned “only” 54 millions new users (135M total ds users – 81M gba users) ;)
    Data from wikipedia.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. lexph3re

    Its a clouded opinion*shrugs* but then again people are going to believe,think,and feel how they want to. Damned if I care

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Moonwalker1982

    @ 31

    Oh but i DID have a PSP. I had games like Daxter and Syphon Filter, but at the end of the day there just weren’t enough good titles. Eventually i sold my PSP.

    That’s why i said..IMO, for me it’s a ‘fail’ . For the next one, they better bring some damn good games.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. RETARDED VIKING

    Thanks for the update.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. chronoss2

    @Moonwalker1982 : 1982 must be your birth year i guess, well i’m sorry to tell you that you have the mental of a 5 year old.. PSP is a great machine, very powerful, great screen and tons of good games : Daxter, MGSs, wipeout, FFs, GT, KH… stop playing CoD too much, i heard it lowers the IQ hhhhhhh

    It’s not Sony who has to bring good games, it’s your vision of the good games that has to change ;) think about this hhh

    #40 5 years ago
  41. DaMan

    @36 what would you call the PS3 then?…

    different gadgets for different audiences. those previous GBA players probably did buy the DS, but if you check that Wikipedia, GBA is at 80 million as of 2010 (DS launched in 2004). plus the additional 54 did. whilst psp user base are mainly home console players.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. OrbitMonkey

    Oooh a stat fight! Let me get a calculator :o

    #42 5 years ago
  43. No_PUDding

    If VG247 had leaked the TRICO video, you’d now be the most impressive news site ever. Not that it’d've made me happy.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. ReeceHeywood

    If true it shall be my first PSP purchase, only reason I never got one was due to the lack of sticks.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Mr Tom

    It’s clearly a street-light. Or maybe a weather balloon.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Gekidami

    Why have Sony written “VG247″ across it?

    :P

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Crysis

    Great job Patrick! you have the whole internet buzzing about this, congratulations :D
    @46, it’s normal for sites to watermark original pictures, or even ‘borrowed’ pictures.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. MegaGeek1

    Wow, god job boyzies. Now, if you could just squeeze the word “fuck” into this article it would be that much cooler. Maybe because its a “world first” you want to keep everything kosher?

    #48 5 years ago
  49. freedoms_stain

    @48, Fuck you.

    That do?

    #49 5 years ago
  50. mathare92

    @49 Let him be. Sounds like some envious news writer from another site.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. cookiejar

    @50 I think its Rick Sanchez.

    Hes taken things pretty badly since being pushed from CNN :D

    #51 5 years ago
  52. sg1974

    Twin sticks? Touchscreen? Add an internet browser that works and I’m sold.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Stephany Nunneley

    @51 – :D Poor Rick. He likes football ya know.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. mathare92

    @51 Methinks it’s IGN’s news writer Jim Reilly. After all he did tweet this a little while ago https://twitter.com/jimreilly/status/4964269296713728

    *Sigh*

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Stephany Nunneley

    @54 Meh. Just let it go. Who care who it is, but some people sure are acting nasty about the whole thing. It’s unbecoming.

    On the f*** note, maybe I should use that word more often :D

    #55 5 years ago
  56. LOLshock94

    looks like the wii classic control ohhh wait sony cant be original can they

    #56 5 years ago
  57. LOLshock94

    found me old youtube account

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYRzoCYHsnU

    like this vid for me and i will do anything

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    @mathare92, IGN? they can get the F out of here.

    and why Patrick changed “Oh fuck son, here we go.” with “Boom” !? :(

    #58 5 years ago
  59. manamana

    Whats wrong with you, Lollipop94? It’s a must have, if Sony got games on it, innit?

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Kuwabara

    And the sheep microsoft will follow next.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. freedoms_stain

    @56, truly I am struggling to see the resemblance. The analogue nubs aren’t even close, and the rest of the buttons are pretty much standard on all controllers currently on the market.

    Stop spewing shite pretty please?

    #61 5 years ago
  62. sg1974

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentDisplayView?cmsId=content/FlankerBullets/mylo/index_mylo&hideHeaderFooter=false&storeId=10151&catalogId=10551&langId=-1

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Badger

    Looks pretty freakin’ tasty. I wanna lick.

    …so to speak

    #63 5 years ago
  64. NightCrawler1970

    What happens with the PSP GO then? hit the garbage?

    I mean PSP Go is nothing wrong, with it, it has no UMD, allot of PSP gamers bought the “Go” for big money and all they do is whine about THERE IS NO UMD WHAAAAAAHHH!!! and 2 weeks later they traded the “GO” for PSP3000…

    Do more resource before ya buy folks….

    All i wanna know whats the specs? of the new PSP2?

    #64 5 years ago
  65. NightCrawler1970

    My PSP 2002 is getting wackie, so i start saving money for the PSP2, in that time my PSP white edition will shit the bed…

    #65 5 years ago
  66. NightCrawler1970

    @62, And what will it cost honky?

    #66 5 years ago
  67. NightCrawler1970

    What about this one? http://www.cellfanatic.com/2008/07/05/sony-psp-phone-specs-and-pics-leaked/

    #67 5 years ago
  68. MegaGeek1

    Wow, you guys are so harsh! I was serious about the first post. I love this website for that very reason.

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Psychotext

    Pat should change the watermark to VGFUCKING247. That’ll teach the whiny bitches.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. metamorphic

    @59
    Lollipop94 is a well-known troll and freak, so don’t pay attention to him. He is possibly the worst example of a fanboy or child (look at his age) ever to have shamed this bountiful Earth of ours.

    #70 5 years ago
  71. Crysis

    A Ripoff is a cheap imitation, but when someone improves upon an idea, how can you possibly call that a ripoff? fact is you have to improve to evolve, you can’t just invent something & leave it as it is otherwise you’ll never get far, what i don’t get is why Nintendo fans keep crapping on MS & especially Sony about not being original, when Nintendo hasn’t created a mature franchise in decades! The new franchises from them are casual or sports games… Not being an anti-nintendo fanboy, i quite enjoy a few of their franchises, Just saying those who falsely accuse others of ripoff are hypocrites (*cough* LOLshock *cough*).

    #71 5 years ago
  72. Patrick Garratt

    @69 – :D

    #72 5 years ago
  73. Moonwalker1982

    @ 40

    Hey i guess moron must be your middle name then. All the nonsense you went on about…it’s something called OPINION, but obviously you’ve never heard about that, right? I never said it wasn’t a great machine. One more time only for you kid…i said IMO. For me it just didn’t do it. YOU might like FF ,Wipeout and GT, i don’t. The first MGS wasn’t too special, Daxter i already mentioned. KH came long after the release of PSP, by that time i had sold it. Not enough reason to buy it again. I know plenty of people who say the same thing, PSP didn’t do it for them. So again kid, i said IMO….that means i am not talking for the general public.

    So next time come with something good instead of cheap insults and acting like a kid. COD? Oh my…how wrong you are. I play COD now and then, but my favorite games are totally different than that. If you don’t have anything normal to say, don’t reply at all. Cause the only person here who could be called ’5 year old ‘ is not me, but definitely you. Think about that.

    #73 5 years ago
  74. ARFarokhi

    @73 Moonwalker1982
    PSP’s (or any other hardware) success or failure cannot be decided by your opinion or mine! PSP has sold 62 million units and in any sane person’s opinion, is not a failure if it’s not success. Usually people call something like XBOX original or Gamecube a failure.
    It’s like saying: IMO Wii is a big failure, because it could not draw any hardcore gamers!!! ROFL!
    @34 daytripper
    Honestly, I don’t think calling the PSP a “failure” is an opinion!

    #74 5 years ago
  75. pspgamer01

    phisical hardware???

    #75 5 years ago
  76. 2plus2equals5

    http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5364/frontmvq.jpg

    #76 5 years ago
  77. Stephany Nunneley

    PSP2 shots confirmed: http://psp.ign.com/articles/113/1138879p1.html —- like they needed it. Just pointing it out.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. dingdong2

    HAH vg247 is full of shit. never reading this site again. i’m going to start a blog about how fake vg247 is

    #78 4 years ago

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    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]