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Report – No hard drive for Project Cafe, has 8GB of Flash Memory

Tuesday, 3 May 2011 18:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The latest in Project Cafe rumors have the console hitting the market minus a hard drive, and instead supporting 8GB of onboard flash-based memory.

According to Kotaku sources, the lack of hard drive could potentially saddle plans for large downloadable titles, however, the game discs themselves supposedly contain 25GB of available space which means you would not need to copy portions of the game onto the hard drive.

It is also being rumored the console will support SD cards along with the fact it will be running at graphics at 1080p.

Add these new nuggets to the already long list of rumors on the console, plus the strokeable touch-screen controller rumor from this morning, and you have yourself a Nintendo E3 press event that you won’t want to miss.

Thanks, StolenGlory.

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64 Comments

  1. Joe Anderson

    That’s quite a wii bit of space.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 LOL! :D :D At least more than Wii, amirite?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Would have rather had a 500G HDD. I guess time will tell all.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    hard drive sold seperately…?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. HauntaVirus

    Son of a

    #5 4 years ago
  6. TaTaTow

    The Third party publishers will miss the possibility of selling DLC

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    Nice information here so the disc use will have 25 gb, what format is this? well we dont going to need to save games on the consoles thats nice, and the other SD support, well i dont mind that it has 8GB flash based memory, i dont mind this at all, is ok in my book SD are cheap even for large capacity.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    @6

    Your right, but I for one will not miss one bit the possibility to have to buy DLC.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. lexph3re

    Naw, they’ll just have you enter your friendcode with the disc in after verifing your purchase then the dlc on the disc will be enabled. <.<

    Is this thing suppose to sport bluray disc? I could under stand the 8gb of flash. Kinda verified my theory to why some games need the install

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    *facepalm*
    Oh Nintendo….

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson

    @Steph true :)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. xino

    just rumour, i wouldn’t buy anything yet

    #12 4 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    lol good point Lex.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. 2plus2equals5

    From kotaku:
    “I’ve heard mixed things about whether Nintendo will cap their machine’s graphical resolution at 1080i or 1080p”

    Mmmmm…

    #14 4 years ago
  15. a7md1990

    Crap….. this means the odds of an online Nintendo Store iz 0%.
    I don’t see backward compatability working without an online store
    ofcourse unless they rerelease all gamecube gamez.. maybe something like the remastered in HD ps2 gamez!!!!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. kingofscotland

    Maybe it will have some way of downloading dlc to the disc there will be plenty room on disc anyway

    #16 4 years ago
  17. a7md1990

    @16.. you mean like re-writable discz??? thizz soundz dangerous man!!!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    Actually that is fantastic. Hard drive for console is a stupid idea to begin with. Yeah, it’s easy to install game on the hard drive but thats it.

    Without HDD

    less lags and faster loading in multiplayer. The only thing that i’m sceptical is about Nintendo’s store.
    If they are going to use cloud store then everything here is perfect.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    Thats a thought Erth. If Nintendo rolled out some sort of low fee subscript based cloud gaming for retro titles … that would ease the need for HDD and a store with downloads. However this is Nintendo we are talking about so I doubt they will be onboard with something like streaming games.

    but it would be great if they suprised us.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Stardog

    For a company that are so forward-thinking in terms of controllers, they’re far behind when it comes to so many other parts…

    Will this be the last Nintendo console?

    I don’t get why they don’t release an extremely powerful console with an Xbox Live type subscription service.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    Stardog, just my two cents, but I think we could be looking at the last round of consoles from everyone. This up and coming gen could be the last. I think streaming(cloud) and digital downloads could well push the PC into the forefront of gaming.

    I just mean that PC could well be the lead platform, while games are streamed via a service like Onlive/Giaka to dedicated consoles. It will prolly make a netbook, cell phone, handheld, modem about all the console your gonna need. If it has broadband, wireless controler/mouse/KB, and and can video out to your TV, your gonna be set.

    How long? No idea. But this next gen prolly won’t start in ernest till MS/Sony launch new systems. And thats prolly 2-3years from now. Add to that a 5-8year life cycle, and we could be talking about all that cloud stuff. Or using it.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Rumors rumors rumors…

    E3 can’t come soon enough.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. sony_sucks

    sony have no ps4 ever

    ps3 and psn ruin sony. no money payed all to fraud

    #23 4 years ago
  24. HauntaVirus

    ^WTF DOES THAT SAY???

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ^
    Sega eat cheetoes. No more Sony cause GeoFatz sit on Micorshat next for lose yes gaming hack win. And

    #25 4 years ago
  26. sony_sucks

    means sony goes broke. no money=no ps4

    new network cost huge. lost customers cost huge. fraud cost huge.sony is dead but no worry that is good

    #26 4 years ago
  27. The_Red

    What is it with Nintendo and storage devices? First sticking to cartridges for decades and now rumors of no hard-drive even now that lack of it in some 360 models is causing lots of troubles.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. a7md1990

    @sony_sucks dude your NickName is offensive yet LoOoOoOoOL i’m here crackin’ LOL ^________^

    be careful though :D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Gama_888

    @26
    Dey see me trollinn……

    Anyway, No hard drive is a joke imo.
    People want more from their consoles nowadays.
    if they have the choice from 3 shiny machines, 1 just plays games while the other 2 are real media centres that can do much more, which will they choose?

    Unless Nintendo sells it for crazy cheap, I hav 10 dorra.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. spiderLAW

    @5
    …..bitch

    This is stupid. Hopefully thats the basic model like the Xbox slim

    #30 4 years ago
  31. ManuOtaku

    Oldergamer iam scared of cloud gaming myself, for once i do like consoles and games on physical media call me an old gamer, not pun intended, but we need at least two things rights in order to this be a reality and a real project, first security: if something did teach us the PSN outage was that there is not security in gaming, theres not network save, therefore how about cloud gaming, what a hacker can do with the games i did pruchase if i do not have them on my disc tray, they can stold them and make believe the system i didnt buy it so i will end up loosing all my games, i dont know now iam more concern about this, more than ever before.
    Secondly downloading speeds, well the last time i did dowloaded a game was DC online on PS3 and that thing took almost 2 days and if i recall correctly the game is about 15 gb so that means that a game like uncharted or resistance will take about maybe 5 days, and if i buy six games per month i will spend the moth dowloading rather than playing the games, therefore the speed conections should vastly improve in the years to come.

    In the end i hope this isnt the future i hope consoles keep coming and physical disc too, but thats my humble opinion

    #31 4 years ago
  32. a7md1990

    @30 [spiderLaw] LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL ROFL!!!!!!! .. you just made my day :D

    #32 4 years ago
  33. spiderLAW

    @32
    Really…i didnt know it was that funny….YAY ME!

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Hunam

    I guess downloadable content is not what Nintendo care about!

    Fight the status quo! Run against the wind! Other things!

    #34 4 years ago
  35. lexph3re

    @spider it wasn’t.lol but his elongated lol broke into the brink banner that was worth a chuckle.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. lexph3re

    Alos, is that a cup of hot triforce in the pic? Or is that homemade triforce pie? I could really go for a hot slice of POWER! Wisdom tends to fill me up and courage makes me gasey

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Gekidami

    It must have a really fast drive if it uses 25GB discs with no install. I mean, i dont see why the source apparently says that it wont need to install anything because of the disc size. The PS3 goes up to 50GB, and whilst some games use nearly all the space dont need installs, its in no way a guarantee, which is what the source here seems to be insinuating.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Hunam

    Well, it’s probably based on the same type of discs they made for the Wii as they use their own format. The PS3 is a bit unique in the disc read problem. The next playstation console will use BD no doubt but I bet they would have a much, much faster drive and will be able to do away with installs. Though to be honest, I like the option to install anyway.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. HauntaVirus

    @25
    LOL, thanks for clarifying that!

    #39 4 years ago
  40. spiderLAW

    @37
    I think that the source was being vague purposely.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    “some games that use nearly all the space dont need installs”

    Playstation slave, thats because 99% of games that use 50 GB of space are used for just CUT SCENES.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    ^ Oh fuck off you little cunt. Your trolling amuses no one anymore.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. a7md1990

    guyz seriously these commentz are like standup comedy wow.. I’m starting to fall in love with VG247 :D @42

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Erthazus

    @42, so i’m a cunt now? Wow…

    If you don’t believe me, use “thepiratebay” and check out the games. :D

    #44 4 years ago
  45. CroMagnon

    @sony_sucks I love your contributions, keep ‘em coming.

    In my head, I hear them in this voice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z2Z23SAFVA

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Gekidami

    @44
    You always have been, seriously, ask anyone.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. a7md1990

    @44 what iz it like being a cunt??

    #47 4 years ago
  48. spiderLAW

    @43
    what did you smoke today buddy

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Erthazus

    @47, it’s like .. Some special transformation i don’t know :D ahahaha.

    @Gekidami, dissapointed to know the truth about the space Sony’s first party studios use for Blu Ray? :D Gosh.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. a7md1990

    @49, dude you da man.. a cuntless one :D

    #50 4 years ago
  51. kingofscotland

    @ 17 yeah they would have a portion of the disc reserved for dlc

    #51 4 years ago
  52. spiderLAW

    @ ERTH
    You use pirate bay as a source aye? and then say its the cut scenes
    Your lack of real facts on this subject is not surprising. We really dont expect you to know much about anything anyways

    #52 4 years ago
  53. SOMI

    For the 6th time Nintendo fails are their console, Iwata better have cancer tomorrow and die :) and I hope Miyamoto dies from Leukemia and Reggie from a nasty cancer disease, Nintendo are lousy bunch of twats.

    “Add these new nuggets to the already long list of rumors on the console, plus the strokeable touch-screen controller rumor from this morning, and you have yourself a Nintendo E3 press event that you won’t want to miss.”
    Why the fuck would we wouldn’t want to miss this shit to be conference?

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Nozz

    @53 that’s not even funny.

    Those 25GB discs better be fast, if not we are in for some abysmal loading times.

    Heh I said “we” like I’m actually going to buy it…

    #54 4 years ago
  55. SOMI

    @54

    It is when we speak about the worst company ever to receive their death. I don’t recommend you to buy it, and stick with real gaming systems.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    i see site viewerships going downhill as of late…

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Erthazus

    @SpiderLAW, “You use pirate bay as a source aye? ”

    Are you an idiot? Seriously.

    It’s not a source. But you can see every size of xbox 360, Ps3 games or PC games.
    Go and see for example Motorstorm. It’s a fact that game is 4 GB and everything else are just cut scenes. Folders don’t lie, because they are at the result of the product.

    they are just CLONEBLU-RAY format (like CLONEDVD). So sorry, i know exactly what i’m saying.

    or for sake jailbreak your system and run them from your HDD and stop saying stupid stuff.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Christopher Jack

    Well since there’s no solid info about the Wii’s successor, I found this YouTube video from the GDC that gives you a really good idea of what to expect with Sony’s NGP – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhWUGEdadO0
    They don’t go into detail since few of it’s specifications have been finalized, but still very informative, love what they’ve done with the Augmented reality, creating that T-Rex was ingenious. Assuming that the front facing camera has a decent framerate, resolution & tracking tech, they could use eye tracking to give us a 3D view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SImOIMcMlk.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. G1GAHURTZ

    Nintendo have lost the plot.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. theevilaires

    LMAO Nintendo has finally gave up its losing fight against the PS2 with the Wii and decided to enter the HD era against the 360 and PS3. I welcome them back up on the mountain top with the legendary PlayStation duking it out for HD glory. I’m looking forward to a proper remake of Ocarina of Time in 1080p or i or whatever the rumors are saying now.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Custard Ganet

    Jesus some of the hate on this thread is unreal,i literally have never read anything like it,how someone be so butt hurt by a company amazes me. Some people who post on here really should go outside from time to time and get some air.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. G1GAHURTZ

    tea called it.

    HD remakes of 20 year old nintendo re-makes are surely on the way…

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ^ Hopefully we’ll finally get a proper HD remake of Goldeneye007

    #63 4 years ago
  64. StolenGlory

    @53

    Wowzers. Whether or not it’s a decent games machine, you really need to shut the fuck up.

    Nothing good ever comes from wishing bad on other folk.

    #64 4 years ago

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    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]