PSN Welcome Back package includes LBP, inFamous, more

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony has detailed the Welcome Back packages for the EU and US PlayStation Networks, including a choice of two free PS3 games.

Both EU and US network members will receive their selection of two of the following PS3 games, free:

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Infamous
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (EU Only)
  • Dead Nation
  • Super Stardust HD (US Only)

PSP users will also be up for two gratis titles, from a choice of:

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

Germany seems to be the only EU country to see exceptions to this scheme; instead of InFamous and Dead Nation, German members will be offered Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings, and rather than Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation, will be able to choose from Everybody’s Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party on PSP.

Both networks will also provide the following benefits:

  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription
  • Existing Music Unlimited subscribers will be given 30 days free subscription

A selection of free items for Home is in the works, and US members only will also see a weekend of selected free video rentals once service is restored.

Other territories’ offers are expected to be detailed soon. You’ll get your goods when the PS Store relaunches at some point this month.

Sony’s announcement comes on the heels of a partial restoration of PSN services following last month’s hacks.

Hit up the EU and US PS Blogs for more information and updates.


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  1. BraveArse

    Oh FFS – I have all of those.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Kyzzz

    A better idea would have been to put a certain amount of funds on everyone account so that they could buy whatever they want because A LOT of people already have all of these games or… how about they just give everyone a free copy of Uncharted 3 :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mathare92

    Only own LBP, so I’m pleased. Infamous and Wipehout HD gratis? I’ll take that, thank you.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. nofear360

    Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty is exclusive to the EU users, actually.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. xino

    inFAMOUS was rubbish to me man, all you do are complete objectives task so you can level up and gain new powers.

    I had to return that game.

    Little big planet..not interested in the game.

    I will definitely get Dead Nation.

    Not sure about Rachet

    already have Wipeout

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Keivz

    I don’t own any of those games. I’ll be getting Infamous for sure. Question is: LBP or Wipeout HD…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. nofear360

    @ xino: isn’t that the point of at least 50% of games out there?

    Personally, Infamous is my favourite PS3 exclusive so far.

    Edit: Actually, make that 90%.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AJacks92

    Wow. I’m surprised they’re actually giving out free games and more. Just be grateful you’re getting anything (and more) for free dudes.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. mathare92

    @6 If you don’t own any of the five, LBP should be the first thing you get. Unique and brilliant game with enough content to last you hundreds and hundreds of hours. ;)

    @8 ditto.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. kartana

    @8 Not if you already own all 5 games…

    #10 4 years ago
  11. super64

    @2 Problem with just giving people funds is that many have multiple accounts. I for example have 4, so if SONY were to give, say, 20€ to every user I’d get 80€ in total.

    I’ll most likely get LBP and Wipeout. Wish that instead of Quest for Booty they would’ve given Crank in time, though. :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. NightCrawler1970

    I guess, i go for Dead Nation, and Pursuit Force on PSP :D, to bad no 4 free games, i do have PSP…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Ihadd2

    I own all of these games already. Except for the PSP version’s. So I’m not winning with this deal at all. Really sucks!!!!

    #13 4 years ago


    Thanks Sony!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    All the PS3 games have sequels out, or coming out, bar Dead Nation and WipEout (although the latter is rumoured).

    This is just marketing for Sony. Marketing in the guise of goodwill.

    Granted it’s costly advertising, but you can see that Sony has chosen these products in order to promote their services and games (The free month of PS+ best cancel automatically).

    Regardless, I’ll get WipEout as I haven’t got Fury, and Dead Nation. I’ll also get the PSP games as I have a PSP, but never bought any games for it.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight


    It could also be that all the games are published by Sony so they don’t have to pay for out of pocket expense. There was no way they were going to put out 3rd party games.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    Hmm, I guess I’ll be getting Dead Nation & maybe Infamous. I’m honestly quite pleased with all of these choices, I was half expecting minis.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. CaptPierce

    Why? I’m an American, has a US PSN account, and just happens to live in Germany. It really sucks being over here sometimes. Cause I just sold inFamous to make a quick buck and I’ve never owned LittleBigPlanet. FML. :( Oh well, at least I get 60 free days of PS Plus.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll have inFamous and Dead Nation, deffo.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Schindet Nemo

    @19 As long as you use your US account you should be able to download Infamous. The restrictions apply to German PSN accounts not German IPs as far as I know.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Dannybuoy

    I’ve got most of them already R&C or wipeout might do for me. I can see why they’ve chosen those games, they’re good and they don’t have to part with any money to 3rd parties. They’re not losing any cash by giving them away free.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Hmm. Not a particularly inspiring selection of PSP titles, I was hoping there’d be more choice.

    Already have LBP so it’ll have to be Mod-Nation and…. Pursuit Force? I have no idea what that even is. A racing game? I surmise Killzone Liberation is full of potty-mouth and violence?

    #22 4 years ago
  23. varsas

    I don’t own any of those so great news for me! I assume these are all downloadable versions?

    For those that own them already, at least you can trade your physical copies for some money or other games?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    I’m surprised they didnt throw MAG in there.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    I have all of them for PS3 bar one: Dead Nation. Guess I know what I’m getting, then.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    Actually, this will make me get my PSP out again. It’ll be LBP and Killzone, I guess. Is ModNation any good on PSP?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Schindet Nemo

    Can you really get 4 games? I thought you have to pick 2 with additional choices for PSP owners?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Patrick Garratt

    @27 – Ah, I’m not sure. I haven’t read that PS Blog post properly. Can you only pick two in total?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. StolenGlory

    @28 From Nick Caplin on the EU PS Blog responding to the question; “What happens if you have a PS3 and a PSP?”

    Answer: “In that case you wil be able to get two games for each platform”.


    #29 4 years ago
  30. Bluebird

    You can pick 2 PS3 games and 2 PSP games,

    “what about folks with a ps3 and a psp?”
    “Posted on 16 May, 2011 at 10:35 pm by Nick Caplin
    In that case you wil be able to get two games for each platform” Comment 4

    Ed: beaten. :)

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Schindet Nemo

    @29 & 30
    Ah ok, thanks for pointing that out.

    I’ll have Infamous, Dead Nation, Killzone and Pursuit Force then, even though I still have Alpha Protocol on backlog and haven’t even beaten Act 2 in DA2 yet.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Patrick Garratt

    @29, 30 – Ta :D

    #32 4 years ago
  33. dravenkaze

    i have LBP, Infamous and Dead Nation, Wipeout HD/Fury and Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty it is for me then i guess

    #33 4 years ago
  34. cheesy

    time to get my free LBP and not sure what other game i should get

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Badger

    Awesome, I’ll take Little Big Planet and Infamous on the PS3 and Killzone and Modnation on the PSP. Was hoping for one of the God of War’s on the PSP, but no matter. It is appreciated all the same!

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Hybridpsycho

    I own/have played all of those except Dead Nation >_> Which I am not the slightest interested in to be honest.

    Oh well, guess I’m not getting anything special then…might just get Killzone for mah PSP…not that I’ll play it XD

    #36 4 years ago
  37. absolutezero

    I had a feeling that I was going to own everything they presented but yeah…


    #37 4 years ago
  38. Blerk

    Can’t help feeling it might’ve been more popular if they’d just bunged everyone some free credit instead so that they could buy what they liked.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Bluebird

    Would probably have proven to be way more expensive though.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. NightCrawler1970

    #24, yeah sure, they’re not that stupid, but MAG is a killer, i played MAG last night for almost 6 hours, it was quiet…, but soon more gamers will join day by day…

    Well in that case, i will take Little planet an Dead Nation on PS3, and Little planet and Pursuit Force on PSP :D, and what about being a temp “+” member? are the games also free on PSN? or you have to be a “perminant +” member to keep the “+” games?? just a question.. don’t wan’t to download all free “+” games and when the “+” member is over the games are no longer playable….

    #40 4 years ago
  41. ManuOtaku

    From that list the ones i do not own are Wipeout HD/Fury and Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty, thats really good if you ask me, but i rather prefer they let you choose the games you want two or three at least, but is good nontheless, i wanted to pick those up but another games picked my attention first. Nice indeed thanks

    One question though i can pick those two and then pick from the psp list to make a total of five or i need to get them all?
    P.S i re-read the post and yes you choose two from the list of ps3 and two from the psp sorry my mistake

    #41 4 years ago
  42. a7md1990

    hey ya’ll.. wait.. I’ve got 3 different accountz on da same ps3… a middle east account + two fake uk and us accountz.. does this mean two free gamez from each store???

    #42 4 years ago
  43. NightCrawler1970

    @41, if that happens, i would come with, 2 slots for MAG, plus 2 map-packs, than im happy.. :D total value, $16.96, they have a saying “you can’t always get what you want”…, hopefully i got enough space on HDD for both PS3 games, and enough space on my SD chip…

    #43 4 years ago
  44. reask

    The 2 I dont have are r/c and dead nation.
    Is it true r/c has no trophies?

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DGOJG

    Is everyone forgetting that you also get PSN+ meaning you get tones of discounts and other free stuff too?

    #45 4 years ago
  46. cloud_ix

    @44 true

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Blerk

    The PSN+ thing is pretty pointless if you don’t plan on continuing to pay for it once the free month is up.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. reask

    @ 46.
    Darn. :(

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Yoshi

    Well that’s a load of SHIT! I’ve already got infamous and LBP.
    Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty is the only half decent game left for me to get. What a load of shit, could have at least offered some more choice or as someone said above slapped an amount into our funds for us to use on whatever we wanted.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. NightCrawler1970

    @47, agreed, yeah, why pay for Xtra that you don’t use, gaming with Sony was free, even you paid monthly Internet, why pay 1 yeah(like live) to have $2,- off from the full price?? or some small games even free… or having extra avatar???

    It’s nice of Sony to give non-”+” member 1 month free, but as long not to be “FORCED” to be member, i red Sony statements, as long you be non-”+” member nothing will charge from your “virtual wallet” if wallet contains $0,00 than will be automatic billed from the CC…

    Sony think that the whole world running by CC, but now due Hack, people lost the faith that there personal information included there credit information was exposes and not encrypted, people will come with “PSN-CARDS” like “LIVE”..

    #50 4 years ago
  51. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @47 Blerk. I’m quite pleased I can buy up some stuff nice and cheap and then keep it. Obviously I’ll use pre-paid cards rather than a credit card this time ;) I do hope Sony have been printing more cards up, I think demand may be up …

    #51 4 years ago
  52. YoungZer0

    Fucking cunts. Seriously i have been keeping quiet about the whole break down of PSN, but this is bullshit. The only games on that list that interest me are not available to me? Are you fucking serious? I can buy all those games, here in germany, without any problems, so how come they are not available to me?

    Fuck you, you cunts, you fucking owe us. I have the right to receive the same games, you assholes.

    There is absolutely no fucking reason for this.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. YoungZer0


    #53 4 years ago
  54. mingtons ghost

    As i’ve got three accounts, UK, American and Jap…does that mean i can get 6 games???…? hmm

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Blerk

    I surmise if you make a bunch of new accounts now they won’t qualify, right? :-D

    #55 4 years ago
  56. ManuOtaku

    #52 +1 all the wellcome back package should be the same for all the countries, thats a shame on them, iam not affected by this but man you have my support on this, i dont like different treatment for the users, we all deserve the same no matter the country or region, i hope thy will change this.
    And i like the wellcome package there is something for everyone to like and pick, but like i said it should be the same to all of us. period

    #56 4 years ago
  57. LOLshock94

    I won’t beheading to Tenerife any time soon.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. StolenGlory


    Wow, classy. :/

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Yoshi

    @56 Are you kidding me? This selection is shit.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Ireland Michael

    @59 It’s not even close to “shit”. The titles on both these lists are some of the highest quality games available on their respective formats.

    The only one on the lists that I downright dislike is inFamous, and that’s purely a case of personal preference.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. ManuOtaku

    #59 Sorry if i didnt explain myself correctly and i do understand that theres some people that maybe dont like all the games and i respect that, what i did try to said that maybe for everyone there is a game that can catch someones eyes attention, i mean they are 3 AAA titles in it, and good PSN tittles, therefore in my humble opinion is not that shit, its good, not great but good nontheless it could be worse like the german selection which is in my eyes, yes kinda bad IMHO, thats why i did state the treatment should be equal to everyone.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Yoshi

    @60 & @61 Lets just put it this way, they could have offered so much more. And yes the offers for each region should be equal.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. ManuOtaku

    #62 i agree it could be better, yes indeed, but if you think about it it could be worse, much worse, like the german option, at least we agree with the equal treatment for all regions 8D, thats bad really bad

    #63 4 years ago
  64. Mike

    @60: It’s a very poor, cheap way to say sorry. Most people put out by the lack of PSN must’ve already either owned, played, or rented 90% of that selection.

    The games’ quality as titles is not what’s being discussed.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Yoshi

    @62 I couldn’t have put it better.
    Most people already owned,played or rented at least 90% of that selection. Playstation has so much more to offer and as you said, it’s a cheap way to say sorry.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. OrbitMonkey

    Ho Ho, Mike can’t resist having a little pop at Sony :) You smell the whiner stink & figure you’d add your pennys worth eh?

    For all you poor souls devasted at your loss of a months free online gaming & crippled at the choice of free games Sony are offering up as compensation, let me ask you this. Just what are those hackers offering you? You know the guys responsible?

    #66 4 years ago
  67. CaptKillsteal

    Personally I’m ecstatic since I’ve only played LBP in that list, and can’t wait to get my PS3 and PSP games. Sony didn’t have to give us anything. They didn’t have to have a welcome back package at all. They could have gone the Microsoft route and given us a single indie game like Undertow. I wasn’t a fan of it, but at least it was something.

    People need to quit whining like a bunch of babies and accept the fact that Sony at least gave us something. Be happy that PSN is back online and go back to playing… Actually… Stay here, then I won’t have to listen to your whining online. :)

    #67 4 years ago
  68. IL DUCE

    Two games I wasn’t going to pay for to try I can know get free: Infamous and LBP…or should I do Dead Nation over LBP?

    #68 4 years ago
  69. OrbitMonkey

    Dead Nation. I hate LBP…. I admit its a irrational hatred as i’ve never played it… But I know its shit… just don’t ask me how ;)

    #69 4 years ago
  70. ManuOtaku

    #68 Well mate in my opinion go with LBP unless you own number two and/or are you planning to buying it, for me Dead nation is an Ok game, nothing more nothing less.

    #70 4 years ago

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  • 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 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 […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]