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The glasses come off: 3DS launches in the US

Saturday, 26 March 2011 23:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo 3DS has launched in America, with a Best Buy in New York being the focal point of the machine’s release following a European ship earlier in the week.

3DS at a glance

Plays most DS and DSi games.

SD Memory slot and 2GB SD card can store and transfer data.

StreetPass talks with other 3DS devices nearby.

SpotPass connects to Wi-Fi hotspots or wireless internet.

Take 3D pictures with the built-in 3D camera.

Allows you to superimpose images with six Augmented-Reality (AR) cards.

eShop includes downloadable games and software (coming post launch).

Launched in the UK earlier this week, 1,200 stores in UK and Ireland opened at midnight so that customers could get their 3DS as early as possible.

Over in the US, retailers also flocked to the launch en masse.

Footage of the New York launch, including
the queue.

Union Square, New York City

The Best Buy located at Union Square, the headquarters for the North American launch event, saw folks waiting in line since Monday, with the launch event itself starting at 9.00pm EST last night.

The official Nintendo of America Twitter account and Joystiq have published photos of the opening.

The $250 handheld is the first three-dimensional device of its kind to not require those pesky, plastic glasses, and people were able to try it for themselves through demo kiosks at the launch store.

Isaiah-Triforce Johnson – gotta love that name – was the first customer in line at the Best Buy location, having been there since Monday. The professional gamer from Brooklyn told the New York Post: “Nintendo always makes great innovative systems and games. I want to be able to experience that innovation that Nintendo makes.”

Other Best Buy stores around the country opened at midnight to sell the device. Here’s a list.

GameStop getting in on the action

GameStops across the US also opened early so Nintendo fans can get their hands on 3DS as soon as possible.

The retailer hosted events at more than 3,000 of its US stores with midnight launches and product demos.

More than 800 stores nationwide opened doors at 12.01am, and 2,400 other stores opened an hour early to sell the handheld.

3DS package contents

3DS pre-loaded with built-in games, applications and features.

SD memory slot with 2GB SD card.

Built-in camera for taking 3D pictures.

Telescoping stylus stored in the unit itself.

Six Augmented Reality (AR) Cards

Customers who trade in used Nintendo DS Lite, DSi or DSi XL systems will receive a $50-100 credit toward the purchase of 3DS system. See stores for more details. You can also click here to find stores near you.

Accessories surface

Lots of different accessories are already available for 3DS, with Power A and PDP recently revealing some Nintendo-licensed cases, chargers and cleaning kits.

Don’t forget your Rainbow Telescoping Stylus Pack. Joystiq wants one, and so do we.

But what about the games?

The library of games launching alongside 3DS is impressive, and if any of the offerings on hand don’t excite you overly much, there’s plenty more heading to retail.

New York launch footage, shot by GoNintendo.

If you’d like to find out which titles are worth the $39.99, you can check out what UK and Europe thinks of the offerings through our reviews round-up here.

Reviews for 3DS hardware are included in that link as well. Despite a few complaints, it seems to be getting decent reviews. So are the games. So far the Metacritic rating for SSFIV 3D is 84, PilotWings Resort is 71, and Ridge Racer 3D is 78.

In the US, folks can choose from the following:

  • Asphalt 3D
  • Bust-a-Move Universe
  • Combat of Giants Dinosaurs
  • LEGO Star Wars III The Clone Wars 3D
  • Madden NFL Football 3DS
  • Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog and New Friends
  • Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends
  • Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
  • Rayman 3D
  • Ridge Racer 3D
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicles
  • Steel Diver
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
  • The Sims 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars

Other games expected between May and September include:

  • Balloon Pop 2
  • Captain America: Super Soldier
  • Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions
  • Dream Trigger 3D for Nintendo 3DS
  • Dual Pen Sports
  • Face Kart: Photo Finish
  • James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions
  • Pet Zombies in 3D – 3DS for Nintendo 3DS
  • Pinball Hall Of Fame Williams Collection
  • Resident Evil: Mercenaries
  • SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI: DEVIL SURVIVOR OVERCLOCKED
  • Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Pack for Nintendo 3DS
  • SpongeBob Squigglepants
  • Thor: God of Thunder
  • Transformers Movie 2011

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21 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    “The library of games launching for 3DS tomorrow is rather impressive”

    it’s really not to be honest.

    Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars is the only ok title from that list and maybe SFIV

    Games that are expected between may and september are not that special either except for maybe Resident Evil: Mercenaries and Shin Megami Tensei. There is no killer app or something that can be worth of purchasing for 39.99$

    You can purchase the similar quality at the iO devices for much cheaper and some of them are much better then this.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Impressive in amount. 16 games (18 if you include the different dog/cat games) is not bad in reality. It’s a lot better than 3 or 4.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Tomo

    Those are the games expected by September?! Jesus, what a pile of shit :(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 Surely there will be more. That’s just the tentative list at the moment of known games. Notice Ocarina of Time isn’t listed on there, and by gosh it better be out soon or I am not getting a 3DS! Same goes for the next Layton – which will probably be 10 more years down the road. (cries)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. frostquake

    I love the AR cards, and would like to see developers really, REALLY use them, and they not just be a one trick pony. I don’t know if anyone remembers, but the GameCube game, Animal Crossing had cards that you scanned via your GB hooked to the GameCube..problem, was that no one carried the cards, and by the time they were out the game was dead in the water.

    The 3DS AR cards, could really help ALL games on the 3DS, not only by giving you weapons, armor, pets, potions, spells and such, but could add new characters to games, new levels.

    They should pack an AR card in EVERY 3DS game, to get the public excited. Imagine all the Pokeman AR cards that would sell!! Zelda AR cards, Resident Evil AR cards.

    I really REALLY hope they make that an integral part of the games, and not just Nintendo doing it, but no one else.

    I loved my PS3 Eye of Judgment game with all the cards that the camera scanned, too bad they didn’t sell the cards everywhere, and then they wonder why it doesn’t take off.

    You can’t release a game, and then 9 months later release the AR cards that would have been help or fun at the beginning of the game release. Most people have already traded in their game by that time!!

    Still, I do love the AR portion.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. jeremycafe

    I was pretty excited for the 3DS until I got my hands on it in Best Buy. I can’t believe the exact position you need to maintain just for the 3D to work. I remember watching a comercial where they show them moving it around to see around the environment. What a bunch of crap. You move an inch and the entire screen is whacked.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. UuBuU

    @6 What were you expecting? There were a couple of videos posted quite a while before release (non-commercial) explaining how the technology works. It’s really nothing more than a gimmick.

    It wouldn’t be so bad if the games themselves were better, but the reviews thus far speak for themselves – mediocrity – and very few of the upcoming titles inspire me either.

    As said in previous 3DS articles, there’s just a ridiculous amount of hype surrounding this because it’s a new concept that’s been advertised well. In reality it’s quite disappointing, and people will realise this once the hype is dead.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    “this because it’s a new concept that’s been advertised well”

    and DS, Nintendo Popularity.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Lounds

    I love the picture of the American CEO

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ReeceHeywood

    So anyone managed to get the 3D to actually work? Every time I activate it all I see is 2 images over lapping each other.

    I’ve calibrated, moved it around, done all things.

    Bah.1

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Christopher Jack

    Anyone know how would the 3DS would fare on a bumpy train or bus ride? would it sales hook *cough*gimmick*cough* be pointless the entire trip?
    I know the 3DS is more powerful than the original PSP, but does anybody expect many higher quality games? I suspect that 90% of them will be incredibly casual/kiddy games & spin-offs from major the games, the other 10% will be Nintendo’s own franchises & a couple of decent 3rd party games.
    Well that’s my view on the 3DS, if I’m going to play some games on the go, I’d want relatively high quality games, like a GTA spinoff (Not like chinatown wars).

    #11 4 years ago
  12. papershadow

    I can’t believe some of these posts. If you don’t care about the 3ds, why come to a 3ds article to bitch and complain? Explain that to me.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. spiderLAW

    @12
    sharing experiences really and asking questions in the form of a complaint….duh dude
    dont come in here acting like you are above anything anybody comments in here. We have enough arrogant “above the rest” asses on this site and there is no need for another one.

    @All of you that bought it.
    is the 3D feature that bad?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @13, i saw it today at the local electronics store.

    It’s not bad, it’s just to see 3D you need to be just in front of the console. Sometimes you need to search for the right spot with the 3D image adjusting it with the 3D slider. Also, depends with the game.
    I played Pilotwings Resort and SF4.
    Overall, it’s a bit gimmicky for me. If i will buy 3DS i will play games without 3D (or with 3D for 20 minutes at home only)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    I also played it at a local game store and I didn’t enjoy it especially with how Nintendo said if you move the screen the area will change to look like you are looking inside a room but it doesn’t do this. It looks weird when you do this. I am not sure if its just the games or if its the actual hardware. I will go with its just that developers are not yet experienced with it yet. Just going to wait to see what 3rd party developers will come up for it but right now the system is on the far back burner and is just a gimmick that is being overhyped.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. papershadow

    @12 what part of my post made me sound like I was above everybody else? I’m expressing my opinion, that people like to complain about things they were clearly not interested in to begin with. It has nothing to do with being an “above the rest ass”

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    My main complain isn’t necessarily about the hardware, but the type of support it will receive.

    I don’t play kiddy games (Pokemon being the exception), I leave the casual games to my phone, I don’t care about Nintendo’s own franchises (Pokemon yet again being the exception-although I did enjoy Super Smash Bros on the N64) & finally the hardcore games, well the one in a million hardcore games, they will mainly be spin offs or cut down versions.

    The thing I enjoyed about some of the PSP games is that they were essentially the same as the console version (With obviously lower grade graphics) but developers were actually able to often give us a little more content than the home console version, something I can’t imagine many developers doing for the 3DS.

    IMO, all Sony needs to do in my eyes to make the PSP2 a success is to make home console games more accessible with the NGP with instantaneous saving/loading, no more running to a hideout to save the damn game.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. spiderLAW

    @16
    Please. Your post was full of arrogance.
    Who are you to say they have no interest? Can you read minds?

    Thanks Erth, i think based on what you are all saying, i will wait for a price drop to get it for my daughter.

    @Crysis,
    I actually liked the support the DS got. I had both the PSP and DS and had equal amounts of fun with both. Im actualy thinking that the 3DS line up will be a good one eventually. I just am not sure about the 3D effect and according to several, its very hit and miss.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. hitnrun

    The lineup thing is a matter of perspective. It is true say both that the early release lineup is a) fairly boring and lackluster and b) an strong showing. That’s because uninteresting launch titles are now the standard for the industry. I think the last system to have a great launch was…the Dreamcast? Which, statistically speaking, nobody even owned.

    @the 3d picture: It’s a gimmick that sucks when you tried to use it as advertised, but whatever. Turn it down to 1/4, and you get a nice little bump without hurting your eyes.

    @17: That’s actually why I didn’t like the PSP. Whenever I borrowed a PSP to play games on it, I was bothered by the sense that I should be playing the game in front of my HDTV. It felt like a solution looking for a problem, particularly for cinematic games and RPGS. I guess to each his own.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeQGkadrCkE IGN Review

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @5 Frostquake
    The AR cards are the best and most innovative part of what I’ve seen. Really nicely done. Not sure what you want by all games supporting it. I don’t want it to be just another way to get you to pay for extra content, plus some games will suit it and others not so much. Actually it would be a poor way to do DLC as they would be easily copiable :)

    Not bought one yet, but would be interested to hear how well stocks are holding up in the US. In the UK they have been plentiful, or the unit simply hasn’t sold as well as expected. Certainly a lot of stock still about even with reasonable discounting. I’m tempted by Pilot Wings and maybe Ghost Recon, will wait a little first maybe.

    #21 4 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]