Sections

Xbox 360 turns five in Europe

Thursday, 2 December 2010 09:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen

360 wave

Party hats on again, chaps.

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Xbox 360 going on sale in Europe and the UK: the console went on sale on December 2, 2005.

It only celebrated its US launch last week, with Japan celebrating – or maybe not – its release next Friday, December 10.

The console, which was unveiled in an MTV special before E3 in 2005, launched in 20Gb and a HD-less Arcade SKU forms. It was Microsoft’s second home console following the launch of the original Xbox in March 2002 in Europe.

Launch titles for 360 in Europe included two Rare titles in Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo as well as Call of Duty 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Ridge Racer 6, to name a few.

In the subsequent years, it’s seen three Halo titles including Halo 3 itself. The latest release, Reach, launched in September.

360′s biggest new IP, however, has been Gears of War. Following launches in 2006 and 2008 of Gears 1 and 2 repsectively, the final game in the main series will release next fall.

In November, Microsoft launched motion camera Kinect, something that the company hopes will significantly extend the life-cycle of the console.

Red-rings? What red-rings? We bow to you, 360. Happy birthday.

Latest

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

83 Comments

  1. Johnny Cullen

    *golf clap*

    Four 360s later and I still wuv you. Never change. *hugs 360*

    #1 4 years ago
  2. StolenGlory

    Brilliant – Can they put on a discount hat too? :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Zarckan

    Wait, it’s been 5 years for that hunk of shite already?! :O

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gadzooks!

    My 360 has become such a significant part of my life I dont know what I’d do without one!

    It’s a fantastic console, and for me very easily the best thing to ever hit the gaming scene.

    It has lead the HD charge, changed the way we game, changed our social interactions and driven the downloadable and indie game scenes on consoles.

    Here’s to a few more years at least. There’s still plenty to come from the 360 but I’m very excited about what MS will bring to market next.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Ge0force

    @4 I’d rather say the x360 is the worst thing to ever hit the gaming scene:

    - Highest failrate ever
    - Paying subscription needed for p2p-gaming, demo’s, free online services (Facebook) and even 3rd party discounts
    - Lack of new ip’s and innovation in exclusives
    - Introduction of platform-exclusive content for multiplatform games
    - You need to pay for free DLC
    - Ridiculous prices for Wifi-kit, HDD etc…
    - 1200 points map packs
    - …

    All good things on the x360 (HD-resolution, DLC, voice chat, indies…) were already available on the pc. Only thing added on the x360 is the extra cost.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    back then the 360 did some good, what happened? =(

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Half of the things you list there are products of this generation rather than the 360 itself, Ge0force.

    Anyway, initially I wasn’t sure about buying Microsoft after the failure reports and my history being with Sony machines, but now… I love it and don’t regret buying it for a second. So there. Screw you guys! :-D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    *high five*

    #8 4 years ago
  9. StolenGlory

    I don’t give a fuck what flag you fly, i’ll go *wherever* the good games are.

    And for the record, the 360 has had more than it’s fair share of those since it launched.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    XBLA has pretty much singlehandedly made this gen awesome for me. Exactly what I want from gaming these days. \o/

    #10 4 years ago
  11. JonFE

    @Ge0force:

    I don’t get why the x360 is “the worst thing to ever hit the gaming scene“:

    - “Highest failrate ever
    Agreed, the fail rate was ridiculous, but MS paid their dues with the 3 year warranty scheme and has fixed things through hardware revisions.

    - “Paying subscription needed for p2p-gaming, demo’s, free online services (Facebook) and even 3rd party discounts
    All users get access to demos eventually and, frankly, no one is forcing you to pay up, if you don’t want to. There’s always a thing called choice.

    - “Lack of new ip’s and innovation in exclusives
    There could (and should) be a huge amount of improvement in that area, that’s for sure. On the other hand, x360 architecture has helped 3rd party developers (through familiarity) to build things easier/quicker/better in the early stages.

    - “Introduction of platform-exclusive content for multiplatform games
    Platform exclusiveness is not something the x360 introduced in the gaming world.

    - “You need to pay for free DLC
    That can be a publisher’s decision, as well… and before someone mentions Valve content (which is free on the PC but, shamefully, costs money on the x360), there have, also, been examples of free contents across all platforms (Burnout Paradise, anyone?).

    - “Ridiculous prices for Wifi-kit, HDD etc…
    Like I already said, you can always vote with your wallets…

    - “1200 points map packs
    So the x360 is to blame for publisher’s greed?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @10, “XBLA has pretty much singlehandedly made this gen awesome for me. Exactly what I want from gaming these days. \o/”

    That statement is full of BS. No wonder some guys saying that Halo is a great game and shooter that did something new.

    Steam was before that and did the same… Even better and still is better.
    XBLA did nothing new this generation. There is absolutely nothing new, except that you are paying for what is supposed to be free.

    Well, if someone is a tool then it’s his choice.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. back_up

    @12 : XBL was started in 2002 and Steam in 2003

    You are one posting BS

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    Xbox 360 did nothing good this generation. Absolutely nothing.
    The only thing that it did right is by entering this competition with full force made Sony work their ass harder, but at the same time Microsoft completely forgot about PC market.

    Highest failure rates
    Ridiculous subscription models (sony started this later) for demos and everything else that supposed to be free like in Steam. Fratboys that pays Call Of duty every night still paying for it. Well, tools choice.
    Old and shitty 7 year old hardware that stopped a revolution in physics, graphics.
    In most cases MS 1st party lacks a lot with their childish Halos, casual RPG games like Fable. The only game that is fucking awesome from 3rd party is Gears Of War 2-3 that were supposed to be on PC. But they are not, because money is money and Cliffy is a douchebag as always.

    For me 360 did everything wrong this generation and it’s not only for me.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @back_up,
    “XBL was started in 2002 and Steam in 2003

    You are one posting BS”

    DUMB ASS. There was no need in this service when everybody had the best lan and internet support on the PC

    XBL that started in Xbox had basic Microsoft Windows 2000 internet functions.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Xbox 360 makes you very cross doesn’t it, Erthazus. :-D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. back_up

    Stop crying i just proved your statement “”Steam was before that and did the same…”" wrong DUMB ASS

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Saying Steam did it all first and better it a moot point, anyway. Steam didn’t do it all first and better on console after all, regardless of how good it is.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    “Stop crying i just proved your statement “”Steam was before that and did the same…”” wrong DUMB ASS”

    If you really don’t know. STEAM actually started before and was an upgrade system for Counter-Strike/Half-Life at that time.

    Initially as a service it started in 2003. XBL started in 2002 with the same basic options that STEAM and other companies did before idiot.

    Get the fuck out and enjoy your Playstation 3 for god sake.

    @Blerk,
    “Xbox 360 makes you very cross doesn’t it, Erthazus.”

    It’s making me sick sometimes when little fratboys pray for this brand when it done everything wrong in reality.

    The only thing that it did right is to make Sony look like shit (at least for one time) and they started work their asses + competition.
    + without MS Sony could use Toshiba shitty videocard.

    but i can’t remember something that MS did right for it’s consumers for gaming. Just can’t.

    Oh… Next generation of gaming is Kinect. I think Next-Next generation will be movies with this EVOLUTION of gaming.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    You do realise that Psycho was talking about Xbox Live Arcade and not Xbox Live itself, don’t you?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @20, Gee, lol :D i can’t follow that xbl and xblA word. So confusing sometimes.
    I need to apologise to Psycho.
    Xbox Live Arcade is a good thing.
    Thanks Blerk.

    @Psychotext, i’m sorry :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    @Erthazus

    “Oh boo hoo hoo, oh boo hoo hoo hoooo! People dont think that the thing I like is the bestest ever, and that makes me so angry and frustrated that I popped a blood vessel. I now have pinkeye and can no longer get an erection. Boo hoooo!”

    Grow up, dry your eyes and learn to accept that people have differing tastes.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    I agree w/PT.

    In my mind the best thing that came out of this gen thus far is XBLA. Plan and simple. So many hours of gaming with Arcade games. Not to mention RockBand and its stream of DLC.

    Sure the xb360 struggled early. Then again I could have bought two xb360s for what I paid for my launch PS3. Point being I haven’t seen a flawless strategy from anyone this gen. ‘Cept maybe the DS.

    Game on MS, I will be preordering whatever system you do next.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. daytripper

    congrats to the 360, one of the best consoles i’ve ever owned with some classic gaming moments. as og says, i’ll be pre-ordering their next system.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. StolenGlory

    OG – If only more folks were as level headed as that.

    As usual, another console thread goes to shit.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. JonFE

    “…but i can’t remember something that MS did right for it’s consumers for gaming. Just can’t…”

    “…Xbox Live Arcade is a good thing…”

    Thank goodness for that memory refreshment… At least, that apology is a step in the right direction; hopefully, it won’t be the last.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Whizzo

    I think we should all celebrate the Xbox 360′s birthday because it obviously upsets some idiots so much.

    When does the jelly and ice cream turn up?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Blerk

    I’ll be buying their next system if it’s any good. And once OG and daytripper have had theirs for a while and they haven’t spontaneously combusted. :-D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. back_up

    @19:
    Wrong I have played Half-Life years ago and there is no such thing. Please stop i have proved you wrong accept it otherwise
    please provide proof that you are right

    #29 4 years ago
  30. daytripper

    “spontaneously combusted” – only if star wars battlefront 3 is announced i’ll do that mate.

    wonder what type of quality real time graphics will be when next gen arrives. i doubt it will be pure cgi quality.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @JonFE, “Thank goodness for that memory refreshment… At least, that apology is a step in the right direction; hopefully, it won’t be the last.”

    It’s not the service that is good. It’s GAMES that are good.

    but Sony, Ninty, MS and STEAM on PC all have it.

    @Gadzooks, just shut up, for sake. I’m not speaking with fanboys.

    @back_up
    “Wrong I have played Half-Life years ago and there is no such thing.”
    You have never played it online stupid.
    download Counter-Strike 1.6 or Half-Life multiplayer and you will see interesting icon when you will download a map or MOD.

    Here you go Dumb ass: http://img.jeuxvideopc.com/images/downloads/23441/grandformat/1.jpg
    That is a Steam pre launch system in VALVE games.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. OlderGamer

    I wonder about Graphics too. Maybe it is silly to think about, but where do we go from here? These games look pretty nice. I guess the next step could fix framerates, ripping, AA, or a few other things. But most of those things are, in my mind, results of poor programing and not so much a fault of the hardware.

    I am just worried that bigger, beefier systems will result in longer dev cycles and higher priced games :/

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Blerk

    Graphics should be simple to predict, they’ll just be closer to what the PC is doing already.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. JonFE

    @back_up:
    According to Wikipedia Steam did start as an optional beta platform for distributing patches in 2002.

    @Erthazus:
    Apparently, I was wrong about that apology…

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    “I am just worried that bigger, beefier systems will result in longer dev cycles and higher priced games :/”

    It won’t result in longer dev cycles.

    Just teams will be bigger and more money publishers will spend and thats it. It was always like that.

    @JonFE, it was REVEALED to the public.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. daytripper

    @32 i think 1080p/60fps must be the standard requirement next gen. the basic performance template. i know RAGE is meant to have this but i’d like to play the finished product to see if its true, on consoles.

    launch games will probably be £49.99 – £54.99 imo. if some of them are of a real high quality across the board then i’ll probably wont complain too much ;-)

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    I don’t think 60fps will ever be mandated. Whoever does it will lose the screenshot wars in a big way. They’ll always want 30fps for max shiny.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. back_up

    @31:
    Then am Sorry for that
    i am not a PC gamer

    #38 4 years ago
  39. daytripper

    @37 why cant technology improve to achieve it then?

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Michael O’Connor

    ITT: Lots of fanboys.

    Viva la gaming! Doesn’t matter what format it’s on.

    If you think any single format is better than another, you’re a fanboy. End of. There’s no argument to be made about that point. It’s simple fact.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. StolenGlory

    @40

    +1.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. pukem0n

    its all going to be multiplatform in the future eventually, so who fucking cares -.-
    i just got a 360 over a ps3 because it was cheaper ^^
    fuck bluray :>

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Michael O’Connor

    @41 +10 for having some common sense. People like you and O.G. and the other level headed users here are always refreshing faces to see when threads start getting bombarded by fanboys.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    Eventualy it is all going to be streamed via cloudlike someday. But that is a long ways off. I figure we one solid generation yet to go. We might see something mainstream cloudlike toward the end of next gen, maybe.

    Till then we have Onlive/Giaka(sp?).

    The Onlive Microconsole for the living room is shipping this month. But I doubt something like that will start some sort of wildfire. Just not enough folks out there with enough ISP speed to make it worth it for them. Then again last gen the samething was said about Broadband online gaming. Remember Sony laughing at Segas Dreamcast for pushing online games? Then along comes Xboxone and it was on.

    So who knows.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. daytripper

    i think everyone has a console/gaming machine preference. things like controllers, how the interface works and what games are on the system plus online now plays a factor too.

    i understand what you are saying but when i think of a fanboy i think of someone without logic who is unwilling to accept any fault in the machine or franchise or whatever they arse lick – thats a fanboy to me. i prefer the xbox 360 to the others like i enjoyed gaming on the snes more than the megadrive/the ps1 to n64/the ps2 to xbox/gc/dc having owned them all but its not without its flaws, as the others do also.

    i just dont see the justifaction in being a prick to someone (not you btw) if they have a different preference, there is no need at all, its just video games.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Sleazy Bastard

    Xbox 360 turned 5? Sounds like a reasonable excuse to celebrate and get wasted!

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Hunam

    I honestly think Party Chat has added more to gaming this gen than most of the other advances.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Ge0force

    @Michael O’Connor: you are very right. But I don’t feel like supporting a platform where you need to pay for services that are free on any other platform. I also hate the fact that Microsoft only buys existing popular stuff instead of investing in new game franchises. The PS3 launched a lot of great new ip’s this generation (LBP, Heavy Rain, Demon’s Souls, Valkyria Chronicles, Infamous…), I don’t see that on the 360.

    @47 Team chat was already popular on pc since the 90′s. Chatting with people playing other games is useless and totally ruins the gaming experience. It’s like talking on the phone while watching a show on tv. Party chat is only usefull for achievement hunters for boosting or when they are bored collecting 500 feathers, which has nothing to do with gaming anymore.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. JonFE

    @daytripper:

    +1 on all accounts…

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Blerk

    Alan Wake, Blue Dragon, Crackdown, Gears of War, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect? Wikipedia has a great big list, that’s just a few.

    I don’t think they’ve done enough on that front btw, they could’ve done much more. Sony’s put much more time, effort and money into its own stuff whereas Microsoft appear to have been busy shutting theirs down. It’d be nice to get a bit more of it and a bit more variety into the mix next gen.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m back on XBL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Erthazus

    “I honestly think Party Chat has added more to gaming this gen than most of the other advances.”

    and Halo 1 was the first FPS ever.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Blerk

    Your keyboard appears to be broken. :-)

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Hunam

    @52

    Doesn’t matter who did what first, it’s who does it best and how it’s picked up. Most nights a week my group of friends will just end up in party chat, either playing together or playing different games and just chatting socially. It’s the new sitting on a couch and chatting except everyone can play their games. As the xbox gives everyone a headset, it’s no problem getting people into chats.

    Also, was that some sort of anti-console sarcasm, because you keep forgetting I’m a dyed in the wool pc fanboy.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Kuwabara

    what a low class console. I wouldn’t buy it for a $1

    #55 4 years ago
  56. daytripper

    i never join party chat if i’m playing a single player game like a rpg or something like enslaved/castlevainia, i just want to play and not talk to people.

    its a great choice to have for online games tho and joining matches with your mates, it also comes into its own for amusement when someone joins the party looking for a “heated debate”.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Blerk

    You’re an idiot if you wouldn’t buy it for $1. You’d get at least $150 for it on eBay.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    @Hunam, voice chat existed long time ago and was did right first with systems like Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, inSpeak Communicator or Windows Live Messenger.

    and still Skype beats the crap out of Steam or XBL Party chat and you know what?

    “with people playing other games is useless and totally ruins the gaming experience. It’s like talking on the phone while watching a show on tv.” (с) Ge0force

    #58 4 years ago
  59. G1GAHURTZ

    I finally managed to get hold of a Slim.

    I had to buy the Kinect bundle to get it, though. I still haven’t taken the sensor bar out of the box, and I’m not sure if I’ll ever even bother…

    XBL has changed gaming for me since I first got my 360. Playing offline is old hat.

    I’ve had my 360 for about 4 and a half of those 5 years, and until recently, I’d been on XBL almost every day.

    I remember E3 2005 and Sony’s Killzone 2 trailer and the NVIDIA demo, which made me desperate to get my hands on a PS3.

    I remember the pathetic looking Frame City Killer 360 demo and thinking that the 360 would crash and burn into a bajillion sad little pieces as soon as the PS3 came out.

    I only got my 360 as an impulse buy, not expecting too much.

    Things have changed a lot since then.

    I wonder how the next 5 years will turn out…

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Erthazus

    “Alan Wake, Blue Dragon, Crackdown, Gears of War, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect? Wikipedia has a great big list, that’s just a few.”

    Oh thanks Blerk. Great list. I should buy an Xbox 360 just now (pff, i’m going to buy it when Gears Of war 3 will be released anyway XD)
    Gears Of war is the best thing there (and one of the best games this generation)
    while Mass Effect and Alan Wake are worth playing for a few nights.
    Everything else is made of crap.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. spiderLAW

    Congrats microsoft. Although i agree with those complaining of the disasters that xbox360 brought, i still enjoy the machine. It has good games and feels good while playing it. It was my first next gen console and it brought me lots of fun gameplay while i waited for PS3 to pick up the pace. Now, i dont play xbox ( will in a week or so once my new one comes in :) ) very often because of the leaps PS3 has finally taken BUT i cannot deny its influence on my gaming life. I <3 u Xbox360 and may your child (720?) bring as much joy to my life as you have.

    PS3 FTW though muahahaha i had to throw that in.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Hunam

    @58

    Who the fuck is Ge0force and why should I care about their opinion?

    Yes, those thing did it first and it worked, I never said they didn’t, they are good for chatting. But seeing as most of my friends spend their evenings on XBL playing online, party chat adds so much more for us as we know we’ll all be on it. None of my friends have skype or skype enabled hardware, no one uses yahoo messenger or even MSN anymore, let alone AOL. We don’t have to buy extra things as everything we need comes with the xbox. And we can invite each other as a group easily into games and get started with no fuss, skype can’t do that.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. daytripper

    “PS3 FTW though muahahaha i had to throw that in”

    people are going to be furious, now off to n4g you go please before more people get major furious….

    ;-)

    #63 4 years ago
  64. spiderLAW

    @ DT
    Thats the whole fun of it aint it?

    PS3 rules all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Erthazus

    @62, “Who the fuck is Ge0force and why should I care about their opinion?”

    He have a point.

    “other as a group easily into games and get started with no fuss, skype can’t do that.”

    “Skype can’t do that”

    Skype can’t do that? WHAT?
    Have you ever played Steam and used it’s voice chat? I mean seriously.
    There is so much “wrong” stuff in your post.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Hunam

    How so, can skype magically pull everyone into my CoD party?

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Ge0force

    “Alan Wake, Blue Dragon, Crackdown, Gears of War, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect? Wikipedia has a great big list, that’s just a few.”

    Most games on that list are also available for pc (yes, that’s a gaming platform too :)) or are avarage at best. Alan Wake is one of the only x360 exclusives with a Metacritic score >80% that isn’t a sequel. And it was meant for pc in the first place until MS cancelled it, how sad is that.

    @62 Be nice to me m8. :p Now look me straight in the eyes, and tell me you enjoy Alan Wake while talking to your friends about cats and dogs…

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Erthazus

    “How so, can skype magically pull everyone into my CoD party?”

    Steam is doing it without any magic. But if you want a better sound quality with your buddies without Skype it’s inevitable.
    When i play on PC with my buddies with co-op i never use Steam Voice chat and it’s best on the market (much better than XBL considering how great headsets with microphones from Logitech). I always connect with my friends via Steam and call them via Skype and i don’t even wear something on my head. I have a microphone that is attached to my PC Monitor or something else if i want and they hear everything by 100% better than if i wear a headset with big microphone and using Steam voice chat.

    Sound quality on XBL Voice chat is horrible for me and you are saying that it changed something dramatically this gen? Halt!

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Hunam

    Of course it did, me and all my friends speak a lot more now because we can easily do it. No fuss.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Blerk

    @67, actually only two of those games are available for the PC, if we’re nitpicking. :-)

    I’m not saying that Sony hasn’t created a bigger, more-varied line-up of first-party stuff, because it has. But the whole “Xbox has no exclusives and everything it does have is a shooter” argument is a nonsense, just like the “PS3 has no games” one was.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. daytripper

    at the end of the day who cares, as long as you yourself enjoy what you play or what game console its on it shouldnt matter what anybody else thinks.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. spiderLAW

    @71
    Exactly!!!

    PS3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Xbox360 *to me*
    I wuvoo Xbox360 but my mistress PS3 has the better body and smile.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Crysis

    I only use one game on my 360, Halo Reach, XBL has a much better interface, but the subscription is the very thing preventing me from purchasing multiplat games on it, as soon as my Gold runs out i’m going to leave it alone for a while.
    PS3 all the way now, countless exclusives are on the way, my 320gb hdd makes it an awesome media player, and the most important factor, i don’t have to pay to play online :D
    I truley despise how MS charges for Gold, yes it’s interface is better than PSN (you would be a fool to argue), but that’s definately not worth paying for, & any other of XBL advantages over PSN all cost yet another subscription, we already pay for the internet, the conole & the games, isn’t that enough? :(
    Was playing Red Dead & was trying to invite my mate, but it wouldn’t allow me to do it through the XMB, to invite him i had to press select, go to player & press triangle to send invites, i admit that it took me 5mins to work that out.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. StolenGlory

    @72

    You shouldn’t worry about that when you’re with your 360; after all you don’t look at the mantlepiece when you’re poking the fire.

    #74 4 years ago
  75. theevilaires

    Hi :)

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Quiiick

    Hi TEA! :)

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Crysis

    @75, KILL IT!

    #77 4 years ago
  78. StolenGlory

    @77

    In Soviet Russia, the troll feeds you.

    #78 4 years ago
  79. Patrick Garratt

    @78 – Jesus. Don’t mention Russia.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. StolenGlory

    @79

    I just heard.

    What a fucking fail that was -_-

    #80 4 years ago
  81. Erthazus

    I think Russian Spam bots stopped bombing VG247 :D

    #81 4 years ago
  82. spiderLAW

    @74
    Nice ;)

    #82 4 years ago
  83. Johnny Cullen

    While you’re at, don’t mention Qatar either.

    OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    #83 4 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]