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Chair calls iPad 2 a “game changer,” which allowed it to “crank up” Infinity Blade’s looks

Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

iPad 2 launched in the US yesterday, and according to Chair Entertainment, the device is “a game-changer.”

That’s what Eurogamer was told byChair’s creative director Donald Mustard.

“They’ve significantly increased the processing power of the iPad 2 and also added a lot more memory,” he said. “Now having 512 megs of memory, the new processing power and increased screen resolution allows us to throw so much more processing at the applications.

“With Infinity Blade we felt we were really pushing at the edge of what can be done. We think this is another leap. It’s significant.”

An update to the firm’s Infinity Blade launched alongside the device yesterday as well, and Mustard said it’s textures has been “cranked up,” along with “super, super hi-res bump maps and specular maps to all the characters.” The firm even turned on full-screen anti-aliasing, promising that it will run “butter-smooth at 30 frames per second.”

“Infinity Blade really opened our eyes not just to the market place on iOS but really what could be done with these devices,” added Mustard. “So I think we’ll definitely be supporting the iOS and the more mobile platforms for the foreseeable future.”

Mustard also said that Chair is also working on other projects at the moment, and that it is not “platform agnostic,” meaning to expect more titles for systems outside of iOS.

iPad 2 hits the UK the same day as 3DS – March 25.

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29 Comments

  1. frostquake

    iPad 2 prices, US

    AT&T and Verizon are the same with WiFi and 3G:
    16GB: $629.00 plus monthly fee’s
    32GB: $729.00 plus monthly fee’s
    64GB: $829.00 plus monthly fee’s

    Yeah it is a “Game Changer”, more like “Game Rip Off”. Might be great for Developers, but for consumers it is a Black Hole for your Wallet!! HUGE PASS on my part…You Apple Babies..enjoy!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Crysis

    Android!!!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Someone is super jelous of Ipad’s 2 super smooth interface, heck simple web browser is way smoother over Android. Jealous trolls are jealous.. You jelly?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Mark Rein

    Just to be clear monthly fees are 100% OPTIONAL

    iPad 2 starts at US$499 for the wifi-only model.

    In addition if you buy a wifi+3G model you don’t have to pay monthly charges. You can sign up and cancel 3G service whenever you want without a contract – you simply pay with a credit card. In addition the AT&T model is an unlocked 3G world model so you could, for example, bring it to the UK, get a Sim card from a UK vendor, like O2, and pay as you go for 3G service in the UK. I did that last year with my original iPad.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Crysis

    @3, Nothing to do with jealousy, I don’t like Apple, so I naturally support the competition, not that I like the competition either (I don’t care if it’s Google, Microsoft or Sony, they’re all the same to me), but I’ve used the iPhone 3GS, 4 & the iPad & I honestly feel Android is the better platform.
    Honestly my comment was just bait to see if there’s any Apple fanboys here to defend their pride, not that I care but I’m bored :(
    But in the end, it all comes down to whoever I hate the least.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Sad troll is sad, aww. You Sad?
    haha why hate? i use to hate apple, but then i realized they are priced as same as competition. And all things that Android does Apple does too, heck even google search via TALK and GOOGLE EYES (or googles whatever the name is) is on Apple as well. Apple is always smoother in everyitng it does. After Android being for so long in the market they still cant fix stupid jerky web browsing, heck XOOM suppose to be best of the best and its not as smooth as Ipad 1 even. I do not think android is a better platform. Everyone says Android give you more freedom to do whatever u like, but 95% of android users never use full potential of it so whats the point? Its like buying a 5,000 dollar DSLR just for taking facebook self photos. Not many ppl even hack their androids for full that customibality, because its pointless. its not a computer, it suppose to be a easy way to grab and go for multimedia and social media.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    I hate Apple because of their guidelines, hypocrisy & ideas of the future. Steve Jobs is also a total tool, he acts as if he were god & whatever he does is right & everyone else is wrong.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. frostquake

    @ 4 True…Though most Console gamers wouldn’t even know what you are talking about with such massively confusing terms as, “unlocked, Sim card” and such, LOL. Most home gamers just want to “plug and play”, or in the case of hand-held gaming, stick it in and play

    I like the way “developers” are trying to convince the “mass” gaming community that the iPad 2 is a “game changer” Hmmm, could it be to do with something along the lines of the developers getting a bigger cut of the pie??? Just maybe!! Most Apple babies can’t see past that self inflated ego that rushes out the hermetically sealed box and up into their brains as they open a new Apple product! To be truly successful as a GAMING platform, they have got to get past this Elite God Complex and overpriced China made products, and make it a “everybody” product like the rest of the consoles, that is why the Wii blew up sales, they showed Grandpa bowling in the Retirement Home!!

    Are other products made the same way?? Sure, but Apple for some reason wants to pretend that their products are made on Virgin Gossamer Wings of Baby Tarsiers! Wired, March 2011 Issue has a great article on it..1 Million Workers, 90 Million iPhones, 17 Suicides…something I am Sure Steve Jobs does not show on his Big Screen!

    I will also say that Apple Support is HORRIBLE, and I have dealt with this from personal experience on many times. Out of Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Apple….Apple IMO, has the most HORRENDOUS customer service, and I have dealt multiple times with all 4. Yes, they are all pretty bad, but Apple, in my experiences with all of them, was simply HORRIBLE, now I am sure everyone will tell you someone else, but Apple does not have my confidence at all, and since they are the most expensive for me, I won’t take that leap again for a very long time, I don’t trust them!

    On Top of that, I want a Gaming Console or Handheld to last longer then a year!! Say an iPad comes out once a year at $500 a year! Well then compare that to a $500 PS3 that will last 10 years!

    Hmmm…$500 for one console for 10 years or $5000 for iPads that are released every year for 10 years…Sorry you have got to look at the cycle as well, Apple has a very strong computer mentality, of release something new every year, your average household will never go for that!!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    M’eah… I’ll keep my gaming on dedicated devices that are cheaper/round the same price but will last more then a year before a new one comes out.

    Thanks, but no thanks.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Crysis

    @8, Good well reasoned post, but the bottom paragraph is questionable, you can go onto 24 (or in some cases 12) month plans paying something like $40-70 per month, get the phone for free then once the plan runs out you can simply upgrade & continue paying the same price. On the more expensive plans in Aus, the phones are offered for free with no extra monthly or no outright cost(we don’t normally have to pay an upfront price for a phone on a contract, instead NORMALLY the monthly price is raised a little depending on the plan, if it’s a cheap phone on a low cap it’ll be free), depending on the phone’s value that is.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. HauntaVirus

    Too BLOODY expensive!!!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Kalain

    The ipad2 is what the Ipad should’ve been. Apple know exactly what they are doing and milking their little followers for every penny.

    In the UK, you have to pay an additional premium just to get 3G access on the ipad and ipad2, just like with the iphone.

    @8
    Actually, developers aren’t getting a bigger piece of the ‘Apple’ pie. Apple have forced a flat 30% tax on anything that is bought through the app store and anything that uses the app store for subscriptions. Basically, they are shafting the small developer who needs the cash to keep running. I’ve read about several companies who are moving over to android development from iOs because it’s cheaper to put stuff on the market.

    I think a new shift is coming, and apple with their overpriced rubbish will be forced to rethink their ‘Apple’ tax before long.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @Nox,
    “i use to hate apple, but then i bought it’s product and i need to justify it at some forum that it is cool”

    Fixed.

    I’m sorry. If you are sheep, then go get some. Apple is only waiting for hese types of consumers that love something SHINY.

    “but 95% of android users never use full potential of it so whats the point?”

    Statistics please.

    ” Apple is always smoother in everyitng it does.”

    Yeah, thats why some shitty apps went aspeshit with the first iPad so in the second they picked a dual core processor.

    I’m sorry. Apple latest iOS is outdated compared to the latest Android Honeycomb. If you think otherwise. Please delete yourself from the internet, everyone will feel better.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Crysis

    @Erth, huh, we actually see eye to eye on something, no company has given us a real reason to get any tablet, right now they’re either over sized smart phones or weak PCs, when they’re more powerful & intuitive I can see them replacing notebooks, right now using a touch screen on Windows 7 feels like a chore.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. frostquake

    @ 10….You are correct on the Phones, I am assuming, that iPad will release an updated iPad every 12-18 months. I also assume that it will be much like Computer gaming where you will have to have the latest in upgraded Tech for the next big game to work. Say Call of Duty: Cow Wranglers works on iPad 2, but in a year if you want to play Call of Duty: Cow Wranglers 2, you will have to have an iPad 3.

    So you may actually have to buy a New iPad every year at $500 to get the next big game to work.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. 2plus2equals5

    If apple wants to make a console make a console with proper input, also what’s the use of all this power for angry bird like app?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    @16, they already made a console.

    http://images.macworld.com/images/opinion/graphics/138404-pippin_original.jpg

    #17 4 years ago
  18. 2plus2equals5

    @17:ugly! :|
    I would have to specify it, but I wanted to say a handheld.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Hunam

    I remember reading about a stick/pad/buttons enclosures when the ipod was first announced, it was like a case that snapped on so you could game with traditional controls, but it seemed to disappear shortly after.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. DaMan

    @12 shafting, or perhaps more like filtering out the crap, there’s more than enough of those on the store. perhaps they just don’t want it to become the mess that is android’s marketplace.

    also, android had this disastrous policy where you can return the app after trying it for a day and get the refund. thanks to that, most actually moved from the google’s marketplace to selling content on their own sites. if google still didn’t drop it, then their store will continue to be full of free trash.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Kalain

    @20
    I don’t consider 30% a ‘Crap’ Filter. I call it greed on Apples part.

    Google’s policy is a good one. They added it because of various laws in countries about consumer law. Apple, on the other hand, if you buy an App that doesn’t work on your phone/pad/whatever, then you can’t ask for a refund. I know, i’ve tried to do it with my old works Iphone and I lost £5 because the app only worked on an Iphone 4 not an iphone 3G.

    Now, this stance of Apple’s is to get money for nothing.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DaMan

    follow with the argument please, you were saying how the 30% is damaging to the devs, the 24 hour refund policy is arguably worse.

    they’re all greedy, why shouldn’t they be. iOS is practically akin to consoles, most should be happy they even allowed the marketplace for everyone.

    also all you apple haters should stop playing on those pcs of yours, since they use the corporate evil called DirectX, surely OpenGL needs your help now more than ever. but that’s besides the point.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Kalain

    24 hr policy is akin to the UK’s sales of good act. The apple policy is 30% no matter what, even if you could get a full refund from Apple, the developer still loses the 30%! The dev doesn’t get that refunded. So either way, the dev has to refund the full amount back to the buyer whilst apple still keeps 30%

    So, which is worse, Dev loses sale or dev loses sale + 30%?

    I do dislike apple for their practises and what they do to their customers. If you like apple, then power to you, but I wouldn’t buy a product from them due to the way you are treated by them, their support department and their constant cycle of yearly upgrades, along with stupidly high premium for buying something that is style over substance.

    After having over 10 years of having to deal with Apple at a retail and professional level, I can conclude that they are far worse than MS, Sony and several other companies.

    As for DX and OGL, DX came along and forced OGL to up their game as it was becoming stagnant, also there were so many different variations of OGL that you were not sure that the version you programmed for would work on someones machine. DX, whilst not being the greatest thing in the world, gives devs and hardware manufaturers a standard set of API’s to work with. OGL at the time did, but depended on what version you were running.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DaMan

    retail releases is another thing, they aren’t enjoyable when beaten that fast. people were buying games from the marketplace, played it for a day and return for a refund, then proceeding to have fun with the next one.

    you get a complaint here and there, but you get thousands of customers abusing the 24 hour refund. also, if your app doesn’t run on the older models, you can always specify that. apple even dropped the support for pre 3gs iphones themselves.

    I like their products, as well as their dev platform, I don’t like anyone =p.

    no, DirectX came along and it kept being largely inferior for almost a decade. then they finally catched up, and it’s killing the open standard now. the fragmentation issue, really? consider Android, with all the various screen sizes and firmware versions. it’s totally going to be as with J2ME in the past.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DeathJynx

    Ill take an ngp ANYDAY over this over priced garbage.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Kalain

    And thats different from buy a game at a shop, beating it within 24 hours, then taking it back for a refund? Exactly the same premise with Android Market. The App store, if you could get a refund on an app, still keeps the 30%, so the dev has to refund the full amount for the app and STILL loses the 30% to apple. How is that better than Andriod Market?

    Devs can specify what version of ios it runs on, but they don’t have to. Apple dont govern this. If you buy an app from itunes and it doesn’t run on your iphone, its your fault, apparently.

    Sorry, I meant for the DX to be DX9. I agree previous versions were not that good, but DX9 changed the game for all concerned. Thats the version which made OGL stand up and realise they were standing still and need to just have one version. Now OGL is playing catch up with DX, but since it’s open source, it’s taking a long time as people can’t decide on what is to be its standard. Its not DX killing open source, it’s the people within open source community which is doing it. Look at open office, development has almost halted thanks to people having different ideas on what they want in it.

    I’m not denying that android is going to have issues with different firmware from different vendors, it’s to be expected. Screen sizes don’t matter in all honesty. Yeah. the J2ME and Java in general is a massive can worms best left closed! :D

    As you like Apple, I don’t. I’m not a great fan of MS either, but they are the better of two evils in my book

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    24 hour refund? I’ve only brought one thing off the Android Market, and i had 10 minutes to get a refund…

    #27 4 years ago
  28. freedoms_stain

    The official refund time was changed to 15 minutes in January.

    Anybody want to change their stance now?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DaMan

    obviously the difference is that pocket games can be beaten faster, and generally can be played not through the end, you can easily play one for the whole day, and then go for another one. the big releases last longer, there’s little to zero point in playing Mass Effect for a day. people returning them because they don’t work are few and between, when people wanting to play games for free are everywhere.

    Apple.. they try to govern the content as much as they can. read the pdf guidelines, they ban apps for using undocumented APIs for obvious reasons. it’s the fault of the publisher.

    and, you know it yourself, it’s not like Google are doing this for the customers, happy buyers bring more money and help the platform.

    er, doesn’t matter. the ‘guys within open source community’ can’t compete with the ones from MS who are more serious about it anyway, noone really gives a crap, btw J2ME was also run into the ground because noone cared that much.

    screen sizes don’t make your life easier if you use the raster graphics. and besides the 3d performance on smaller ones can be better than on the devices with bigger displays, same as it was with the Java phones.

    I dunno Kalain, I don’t really mind their attitude. I only think of what use will their products be, they’re all the same.

    like I said, geki, that’s how it was. up at least until last year. maybe they dropped it since there were craploads of massive complaints from all devs, from Gameloft to the indies. maybe they tweaked the thing now, I don’t follow Google much since early 10.

    #29 4 years ago

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  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]