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Schafer: Lack of “financial reward” keeps Double Fine games off PC

Thursday, 25 November 2010 10:09 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Double Fine’s Tim Schafer’s said on the company’s site that the developer’s publishers don’t release PC versions of its games because there’s not enough return.

“As a developer we do not have final say in the SKU plan for our games. That is the decision of the person investing the money, i.e. the publisher,” said Schafer.

“We have much of the technology in place to produce PC versions of all these games, but there is still some more work required to make them shippable and that costs money. So far, our publishers have not elected to fund that work. Not because they hate PC gamers, but because they don’t see enough financial reward.

“Double Fine does care about PC gamers, and we always push for a PC version, and will continue to do so in the future. If we ever get super stinking rich here, with enough money to fund PC versions of our games, then we will go back and make them ourselves! Oh man, wouldn’t that be cool?”

Double Fine’s latest downloadable title, Stacking, releases for XBLA and PSN next spring via THQ.

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23 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Starcraft 2 got a whole load of financial rewards!

    I’m sure CoD:BO did on PC as well.

    I think it’s more the case that if you know you have a hit game, you’ll put it on every single platform you can.

    If you know that your game isn’t all that good and will probably only sell less than half a million, you won’t bother…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    ^ I’d say its more the case that brand recognition plays a massive part in the PC gaming market. It helps on any platform but new IP’s have a better chance on consoles, especially ones without any online features.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. SwiftRanger

    THQ aint’t afraid of PC publishing but I think marketing such a small game on PC, which has loads more indies from everywhere because there are no certification/censoring barriers at all, won’t be effective enough as most media tend to focus on XBLA and PSN anyway. It’s about visibility and no matter how you see it, the competition on PC from independent small companies is much more fierce than on consoles.

    Maybe someone should ask Danny Bilson about this.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    Wow! A positive THQ comment, that is rare on this blog, but Yeh, they tend to release their console games on pc the same day too.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Badger

    It strikes me as odd as both EA and THQ release other games on the PC and don’t seem to mind doing it. And it’s not like there’s a long track record of failed PC games in the Double Fine library. Four free browser games and Psychonauts, the game that famously sold so few across all platforms originally, but now has a cult following and is commonly seen on the bestsellers list on GOG.com.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    “It helps on any platform but new IP’s have a better chance on consoles, especially ones without any online features.”

    Bullshit. If you don’t know about PC gaming market you should shut your mouth sometimes because new IP’s like

    Witcher
    STALKER
    Mount and blade
    Victoria
    Hearts Of Iron 3
    Wings of Prey
    Machinarium

    does very well. In case of first three games they already sold for million or more and one game sold already 4 million copies and they are just strictly PC games only.

    But if i will name games that are multiplatform and indie like Mount And Blade or Machinarium you will be surprised. Just go to Steam and see for youself.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mescalineeyes

    hate them as much as you want, but Acti-Blizz has been pretty fucking amazing to us PC gamers.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Crysis

    @Erthazus, i knew you would say something along those lines, fact is that it’s GENERALLY an unreliable source of income for multiplatform developers, not rare for the game to cost more to develop/port than they profit from sales, you can only blame your fellow consumers for the lack of support.
    It’s obvious that not ALL games do terrible on PC, look at the Sims next to it’s cheap console ports.
    The combination of DS, Wii & PC accounted for about 3% of UK sales for CoD: BO, 55% on the 360 & 42% on the PS3…
    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=275719 (don’t have the direct link but this’ll do)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. mac

    Roughly translated as “Our games are shit, but those console kiddies will buy anything ….”

    #9 4 years ago
  10. back_up

    PC gaming is dead who cares about PC

    #10 4 years ago
  11. mac

    @crysis wow – so much shit in one paragraph … how do you know that it is “not rare for the game to cost more to develop/port than they profit from sales” – facts please.

    In addition, “It’s obvious that now ALL games do terrible on PC, look at the Sims next to it’s cheap conole ports.” – yeah Half Life 2, World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Dragon Age, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Civ 5, Football Manager, etc, etc all bombed didn’t they – lol.

    Do consoles get the likes of League of Legends free? Again, thought not as Sony and MS are too busy money grabbing to support an innovative business model.

    By the way, do consoles have Amnesia? Thought not – another great indie game doing very well on PC only.

    Piss off and troll elsewhere ….

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mac

    @back_up The reason people think that PC gaming is dying is because the sales figures used to compare sales do not include digital sales at all. So all those purchases on Steam, irect2drive, Impulse, etc do not get counted.

    The last estimate had in the region of 60% of all PC purchases taking place digitally – so next time you see PC sales figures you should double it and add a bit.

    PC gaming is doing very well – I’m sure that 6 million WoW games would agree. Add to this all of the first person shooter players who prefer the superior keyboard and mouse over a gamepad.

    I have a 360 and PC in my study and a PS3 in the living room – I’m fairly agnostic when it comes to gaming platforms – 360 is great for sports and racing games, ps3 is great for blu ray, media server and family games and my PC is used most of the time to play MMOs, FPSs and RPGs …

    PC gaming is far from dead – I’m sure Steam, Valve, Blizzard, etc also agree.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Anders

    @mac Those are all established franchises from established developers though. For a unestablished developer, taking the time and money to port single player experiences like Stacking to PC just doesn’t pay off.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    “The reason people think that PC gaming is dying is because the sales figures used to compare sales do not include digital sales at all. So all those purchases on Steam, irect2drive, Impulse, etc do not get counted.”

    This is actually wrong seeing as when publishers report their financial results they include all sales be it digital or boxed. And off that for nearly all publishers PC tends to be the smallest percentage with only MMO’s raking in the PC cash.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Crysis

    @mac, that ‘w’ in ‘not’ was a typo, it’s obvious by what i say next otherwise it would make no sense at all, amazing how 1 letter changes the whole sentence.
    & it’s common knowledge that pc ports are unreliable for new franchises, or are you telling me that nearly every publisher avoids larger profits by accident from cutting out a pc version? I find that very hard to believe, there must be a reason, oh wait, WE ALREADY ESTABLISHED THE REASON IN THE HEADLINE OF THIS ARTICLE!
    & why are you rushing to defend pc gaming? i wasn’t attacking it, i was just commenting about it, i have 2 computers & a Steam account with a dozen games & about 3 dozen different retail games so it’s obviou that i use my pc for gaming too, but the annoying thing about using a keyboard is that you’re restricted to 8 directions, i know it seems like a minor complaint, but i used a gamepad with only 8 directions & it’s rubbish next to a regular stick, so for sandbox & action games i (personally!) prefer conoles, but for RTS & certain RPGs i prefer pc

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    Bullshit from guys who never play PC games or just not even bother don’t know a picture at all.

    PC gaming in decline is absolutely FALSE statement.

    People basicly throw this claim into a discussion but hardly have any evidence to back up their claim besides “there are no games for PC”, “there is no money in PC gaming because of piracy” or some old NPD sales report. So i figured there must be a way to bring some actual facts to this discussion.

    These facts can be easily obtained, trough the annual finnancial reports by publishers. So i did look up some reports and the results are rather suprising.
    (All $ numbers are MILLIONS)

    Electronics Arts

    Net revenue by platform

    Xbox360 – $868
    PS3 – $771
    Wii – $570
    PC – $687

    As you can see the PC made even more net revenue then the Wii did. It’s within shooting range of the PS3.

    Activision Blizzard

    Net revenue by platform

    Xbox360 – $857
    PS3 – $584
    Wii – $584
    PC – $1.412

    It should be noted that this is the Report of 2009, all other publisher reports are from 2010, the one for activision 2010 isn’t released yet. So it doesn’t include Starcraft 2, but it does include Modern Warfare 2. As you can see WoW is hard at work. The money generated by WoW alone dwarfs any other platform by far.

    Also MW2 had a huge impact on the console net revenue, boosting it considerably. For comparisson here are the 2008 numbers that don’t include MW2:

    Xbox360 – $362
    PS3 – $241
    Wii – $407
    PC – $1.251

    Without a mega release like MW2 the WoW/PC revenue alone surpasses that of ALL consoles combined.

    Take Two Interactive

    Net revenue by platform

    Xbox360 – $171
    PS3 – $155
    Wii – $5
    PC – $10

    That’s Red Dead Redemption hard at work, which didn’t get a PC release.
    The PC once again generated more net revenue then the Wii did.
    Without such a mega seller the platforms are way closer to each other. For comparisson reasons here are the numbers from 2009 where no huge console exclusive title like RDR got released.

    Xbox360 – $30
    PS3 – $11
    Wii – $15
    PC – $13

    As you can see, without a huge console exclusive getting released the PC holds up pretty well. Who knows how the numbers for 2010 would have looked if they actually released RDR for the PC too…

    So here you have it, these are actual facts about the market situation. And they clearly show there is TONS of money to be made on the PC. It’s the task of publishers/developers to tab into that potential and actually make that money.

    Thanks for reading feel free to discuss and feel free to link to this comment the next time some troll like CRYSIS or GEKIDAMI comes along going “there is no money in PC gaming herp derp” or “I’m fucking stupid and i don’t know shit than i’m sayin uneducated opinion”.

    @Crysis,
    “& it’s common knowledge that pc ports are unreliable for new franchises, or are you telling me that nearly every publisher avoids larger profits by accident from cutting out a pc version? ”

    Bullshit from a guy that never plays PC gaming on STEAM.
    I play 90% of multiplatform on PC and never had a problem with ports except of few games that are also have bugs on the console side.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Kalain

    @14 Actually, Chart-Track doesn’t count Digital sales yet. They did say it will around december time. So you’ll probably find that the PC version sold a hell of a lot more in the UK. Also, CHart-Track won’t give Steam numbers since Steam is US Based and not UK, and since a lot of UK PC users buy from steam the numbers will be skewed.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Crysis

    “Bullshit from a guy that never plays PC gaming on STEAM.
    I play 90% of multiplatform on PC and never had a problem with ports except of few games that are also have bugs on the console side.”
    I play on Steam, just then i had a quick Dawn of War 2 game playing The Last Stand, noob team8s sucked >:(
    When i said unreliable, i meant in terms of revenue, not gameplay.
    It’s completely expected that Act-Blizzard would see huge profits from pc, Blizzard are the biggest pc developers afterall, but you proved my initial point from a AAA multiplat game like RDR being skipped on pc, mind explaining why it missed a pc release? (i could gaurantee there will be a release later down the line same as GTA IV had, but there’s a reason they aren’t initially released on pc)
    I support gaming methods of all colours, i’m not mindlessly trolling :P
    But i don’t get offended when something seems insulting about a game/console/corporation, leave that to the poor fanboys.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Old MacDonald

    As usual people are making the silly mistake of assuming consoles are “one platform”, while in reality it’s just as difficult if not even harder (with more red tape et.c.) to convert games from one console to another than it is to convert it to PC (for an example of this, see Gajin Games’ comments regarding bit.trip beat).

    Brutal Legend was a console only game for good reason (the RTS-gameplay would have seemed hopelessly clumsy on the PC without major changes). Those other games? I don’t know. Stacking at least seems well suited to Steam.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    Read my post with financial report and you will be surprised that there are tons money in the PC market so people that think that consoles are made of gold are WRONG. Just wrong!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Crysis

    @19, which is exactly why some games missed out on a ps3 release (Metro 2033 for example), very rare for a game to miss out on the 360 due to development time.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Crysis

    @20, yes, but not so much from un-establihed Multiplat games, which is the original point of this article you have seemed to miss, i’m fully aware the pc market is still large but the dominated games on pc are generally not multiplat games, not aying all do bad, but new multiplat franchises stand a smaller hope.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. mac

    Inetersting article … http://www.vg247.com/2010/11/25/crytek-pc-easily-a-generation-ahead-of-ps3-360/

    #23 4 years ago

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    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 […]