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Rumour – Stereoscopic 3D arriving on 360, E3 announcement teased

Monday, 23 May 2011 15:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

EG‘s reporting that full stereoscopic 3D will arrive on Xbox 360, with an E3 announcement being very likely.

The support will enable users to have a 3D experience similar to that of PS3′s. Without going into techno babble, it would mean a 720P image per eye with full HDMI.

“They’d be mad not to do it, is all I can say,” a site source told EG when asked about an E3 announcement.

“The machine is not only very capable, it’s more capable than the PlayStation 3 of doing stereo, assuming you don’t have one of the old crappy ones with the composite leads… assuming you have a HDMI Xbox.”

If 360 3D were to be announced in two weeks, it would be a change of tune for Microsoft. During E3 last year, Xbox production boss Aaron Greenberg questioned if the demand was there from consumers on 3D.

“The question is whether or not the consumer demand is there. That’s the unanswered question,” Greenberg told VG247.

“We’re not a consumer electronics company that’s trying to sell 3D TVs, so we have the benefit of waiting until the market responds. We’re going to take probably more of a pull than a push approach.”

It should be worth noting that Microsoft showed off 3D films at its booth during E3 last year.

Microsoft’s E3 press conference takes place on June 6 at the USC Galen Center.

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37 Comments

  1. Blerk

    I haven’t given a shit about 3D up until now, but this cou….. no, wait – I still don’t give a shit about 3D.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Razor

    Well if the 360 can do it, then they obviously may as well. But just like on the PS3, it’s going to go nowhere.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    I give a shit. but only on the PC.

    right now on consoles doing something like 3D is just only going to strip the graphics from games in which they are already outdated as hell.

    especially after WITCHER 2 graphics and 3D and other great games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim. I don’t see a point in this.

    Killzone 3 – shitty 3D and no FSAA while 3D is On.
    With Uncharted 3 for example they stripped graphics even for a standard HD image. People say that 3D there is brilliant, but the problem is that FSAA is still switched off again.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Less than 5% of the TV sold have 3D capabilities and then less than 30% of TV owners have a HD TV so what are they trying to pull with this 3D shit?

    Who would spend for a 1k TV and then wear glasses that cost 2/3rd of the console. Yeah…. Sorry I am not that gullible neither are the consumers.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. minxamo

    well fuck you too, i have one of the old ‘crappy’ ones with composite leads…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    So i assume the Slim models have over HDMI 1.2, then?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    Call me when the Real Stereoscopic 3D arrives, till then i rather pass.
    P.S by Real Stereoscopic 3D , i mean holographics

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Mike

    3D is bollocks.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    @3, Only hardcore geeks pay attention to shit like that, the other 90% of us couldn’t give a fuck or don’t even know what FSAA is or does, most of us don’t even notice the jags, we just play the damn game.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. TD_Monstrous69

    I’ve been curious to try 3D for my PS3 for awhile, and seeing as how the TV’s are a little more affordable now, I think I just might get one if I can save up the cash. It’s mainly from this aspect that if Microsoft were to do this, it wouldn’t shock me. Mainly because (and not to put it so derogatively) Microsoft’s existence in the home console market is just one giant trend humping. I mean, they saw an opportunity for profit when Nintendo and Sony were profiting big, so the Xbox was born. They saw that motion control was a huge hit with the Wii, leaving them in the dust, so they make their own version of motion control (though to be fair, you can also say Sony were trend humpers for motion control as well). Now they see that 3D is actually catching on, so they announce that they’re bringing dedicated 3D gaming to the 360, to compete with Sony (possibly). Though the one thing that has me in doubt is that would the 360 only have 3D gaming? I mean what if you wanted to watch a 3D movie? How exactly would you pull it off on a DVD? Bring out the classic red and blue 3D glasses? It’s from this aspect, it’d just seem kinda ridiculous, and make it seem unlikely. Because of a possible disadvantage as far as viewable 3D content on the 360.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    I think your under scoring FSAA CJ. As for most people prolly don’t care, your right. But once you figure that stuff and see it going…its hard not to want it. I have a hard time playing anything close to HD games w/o AA. I’d rather play a Sega Saturn in SD Or a TG16 even. At lest back then you knew it was because they couldn’t, not because they choose not to.

    Anti Alsailing ftw, to barrow a quote from you folks.

    As for 3D itself? I am with the “who cares crowd?” Untill the TV I have to buy(because my old wore out) has 3DTV built into it at no additional cost to me – I won’t be interested.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @9, you don’t need to be a hardcore geek to see a difference. It’s a spatial anti-aliasing.
    Without it you get a pretty much an ugly version of HD model.
    Remove it from Uncharted and everything is blocky, so whats the point in 3D? Almost no point at all.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Gama_888

    Im with CJ on this. I play a game to enjoy the Gameplay, not notice the amazing detail on a piece of wood 0_0

    As for 3D i still havent tried it out yet, but it doesnt really interest me.
    although i think it could be totally fucking awesome on UC3 :D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Christopher Jack

    Regarding 3D tvs, I’m in the exact same boat as you OG.
    @12, In most cases, you only notice it if you actually look for it, I’ve gone through entire games with it turned off & didn’t notice it was off til I mucked around with the settings. The only time I actually care for it, is if the developer’s trying to make something super-realistic but no games that I’ve played really NEEDS it.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. jdfoster00

    How can the 360 do this? It only supports 2.3 hdmi and to run 3d on most tv’s you need something that supports 2.4 hdmi like the ps3 o.o

    #15 4 years ago
  16. rrw

    #3

    wait you see uncharted 3 on 3D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    @15, Firmware update?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    @14, games that developed specifically with FSAA does not have the option to turn it off.
    for PC games that effect does a minimum changges you can change it and it does a small change in which as you said you don’t care.

    We are speaking about PS3 in which you need to render image twice and where FSAA is important feature.

    Killzone 3 without FSSAA looks like garbage. It’s a huge impact on the details. I sw it in 3D and it looks blocky. Fact.

    @Gama_888, “I play a game to enjoy the Gameplay”

    No shit sherlock, i thought you enjoyed watching just the screen of your TV without touching your controller, but there is a difference between ugly and solid. It’s not about an amazing piece of detail.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    http://www.pcgameshardware.com/screenshots/original/2008/09/007_Crysis_Mainstream_Modus_kein_FSAA_AF.jpg – this is the game without FSAA.

    Just imagine this in motion and you pretty much can’t recognise what is what.

    and i’m just showing you Crysis 1 in which case it’s decent. I saw Killzone 3 and without FSAA i just can’t play the damn freakin thing.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. polygem

    who needs 3d gaming. i don´t. i need battlefield 3 though.

    all i want from ms beside the regular stuff this e3 is a superhightecoverpoweredridiculous handheld device. with halo and BF3 as launch titles…that´s all.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Gama_888

    @18
    Why have you always got to be an asshole when replying to someone? If you disagree with something i said, tell me. Stop acting like a fucking 12 year old and grow up.

    I genuinely could not give a flying fuck if Uncharted 3 looks like crap in 3D because i enjoy the gameplay. I was stuck to uncharted 2 from, start to finish and it was not because of how it looked, Its because i enjoyed what i was doing in the game.
    I could point out dozens of games which dont look life like fanny flapping fantastically amazing but are still incredibly enjoyable to play.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Gekidami

    ^ Speaking of UC3′s 3D, Pachter says its “Unbelievable”.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gama_888

    @22 thanks for that :)

    but im sure Erthazus knows better than Pachter……..

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DrDamn

    @23
    I thought everyone knew better than Pachter … ;)

    On the point in question – this will be welcome for those who do have and enjoy 3D. It helps to support the mode properly so you can do simple stuff like bring up the guide without having to turn off 3D on the TV.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @19, You’re contradicting yourself there, Crysis was built around AA, Killzone 3 was not but uses it to blur out the jags, I too have played it in 3D with the glasses on, You won’t notice the jags unless you look for them. Overall, I do prefer the 2D version, simply because 3D all together doesn’t impress me in the slightest right now, it’s interesting but ultimately a gimmick-In my opinion.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. jeremycafe

    I really don’t see why so many of you are so butthurt over this. I enjoyed the hell out of being able to play Crysis in 3D. To me, it was an entire difference experience that I am more than happy to experience again.

    Now, when I saw games on pc like SC2 and WoW in 3D, I wasn’t impressed at all. I think 3D in games really depends on 1st person point of views. Without it, it all just feels strange.

    Now in regards to the 360, i sure the hell hope they add this. The only reason I got crysis for PS3 was for the ease of use with 3D. If I can get the same tech on my 360, I won’t have to bother using my less preferred consoled again :)

    #26 4 years ago
  27. jeremycafe

    Also, in response to that good ol Erthazus who is unhappy with all things life:

    I have had about 7 people try out the 3D gameplay (both every-day gamers and non-gamers) and not a single one made a comment about “bad graphics” or any of the garbage Erthazus is so focused on pointing out. Unless you are trying to not enjoy it, these things don’t stand out. And as we all know, Erthazus lives to be unhappy so there is no surprise that he has everything negative to say about it.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    “Also, in response to that good ol Erthazus who is unhappy with all things life:”

    unhappy? I just have taste.
    There is no such thing as everything is perfect. thats it.

    @CJ,
    “Crysis was built around AA”

    Was it? Of course not. How can a game built in around AA?

    “You won’t notice the jags unless you look for them.”

    to begin with, game looks like an outdaed piece of something with post processing effects on it.
    in 3D it looks horrible. I saw it and play it. I know how it looks, don’t try to tell me. Everything is blocky but in 3D which also does not help you playing the game.

    “I do prefer the 2D version, simply because 3D all together doesn’t impress me in the slightest right now, it’s interesting but ultimately a gimmick-In my opinion.

    because you never experienced really great 3D game. If it is done right it’s amazing. I can name few games where 3D is awesome.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Christopher Jack

    @28, “How can a game built in around AA?” They designed it in a way that requires AA, that’s how. Like an architecture using the scenery as part of his design.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’d love to play in 3D, just can’t afford it. When I can afford it, I’ll be all over it and think the option is great.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. xxJPRACERxx

    The 1st thing I notice when playing a game is aliasing and low frame rate. I just can’t stand them. But after playing the game for a while my brain start to accept it.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. hizzle

    All the people hating on 3D either can’t afford it or have never tried it. Trust me call of duty on my 82 inch in 3D was the best game I’ve ever played. All the games I would have bought for xbox, I bought for ps3 only because they were 3D. If they do more games in 3D for xbox I’ll stick with them, but for now I’m gonna go play some mortal kombat in 3D on my ps3. HATERS!

    #32 4 years ago
  33. onlineatron

    Yet another company jumping on a bandwagon that NO right-minded consumer is riding.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Hunam

    I like 3D at the cinema, but at home… not really.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. ninjanutta

    I agree with hizzle,3d gaming at home on my sammy 8000 is brilliant,but i must admit its not a patch on full hd 3d that my pc can handle,still,its nice to have the tv ready for the next gen consoles that will do 1080p 3d and all the haters will buy a 3dtv then and go wow,3d is amazing.lol

    #35 4 years ago
  36. xxJPRACERxx

    I’ve been playing games in 3d since 1997 with Quake 1 on PC. 3d is a nice thing to have but I prefer better gfx than 3d.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. sg1974

    This is why MS have to sack Arun Greenburg. every time he disses something done by the competition in turns out MS were working on it.

    Before the trolls attack, I’m not criticing MS, I’m criticisng Greenburg.

    By the way before you dismiss it make sure you try it. My brother has 3D TV – Wipeout HD is mind blowing. Every time he shows someone new they screem like little girls and want more.

    #37 4 years ago

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    China will open its borders to video game consoles. Last year, the Chinese government allowed a trial of video game console sales in Shanghai, ending a 14 year ban. Bloomberg reports the trial went well enough that China has elected to allow the business nation-wide. Platform holders still have to wait on local governments, who […]

  • 3DS life to date sales top 50 million, Wii U at 9.2 million

    Nintendo has released update hardware life to date sales figures. According to figures released in Nintendo’s latest financial briefing, the 3DS has sold over 50 million units, and spawned 215 million software sales. The poor old Wii U is still languishing at under 10 million hardware sales, with 52 million software sales to its name. […]

  • Destiny heavy ammo bug to be fixed, probably won’t break everything else

    Praise the Sunbro, Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny. If Destiny has one bug that has gone too long unresolved, it’s the heavy ammo issue. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armour that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit […]

  • MLB 15 The Show continues year-to-year saves, has real time sun and shadows

    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

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

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

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

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

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

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

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

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

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

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

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

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

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

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

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