Quick Quotes: Sony on cross-game chat with Vita, no update on PS3

Friday, 10 June 2011 21:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

“No, really not any new announcements to put on that. We know that it’s a huge thing out there. We have continued to do much R&D in the area, but we don’t have anything to announce right now.” – SCE Europe boss Andrew House on whether cross-game chat is still planned for PS3 or not despite Vita getting the tech (via CVG).


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  1. Ge0force

    I think it’s just not possible on ps3 anymore. It would conflict with existing games using the audio recording channel.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Razor

    I don’t understand the point of this feature anyway.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Ge0force

    #2 Same here. I don’t wanna chatter when playing singleplayer games, it’s like talking on the phone while watching a movie. But I guess it’s important for achievements hunters who need boosting.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. reask

    Razor said.

    I don’t understand the point of this feature anyway.

    Are you for real m8. :)
    Ask any 12 to 18 year old the importance of it.
    Its the new kids on the block who takes this kind of thing as a normality.
    They are socialising whilst gaming.

    Very hard to underestimate the importance of this feature in today’s world and trust me I know as I have 2 teenage children.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    It’s a shame that the only platform I would consider using this for doesn’t support the feature.

    I don’t pay for Gold on 360, I doubt I’ll play multiplayer on Vita seriously, it’s not what I want from a handheld device; so I’m left with the PS3, that doesn’t support the feature.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. ultramega

    It’s a nice addition for cohesively organizing games with real life friends. I’d like to see it implemented, even though it’s not a must.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. BraveArse

    Not understanding why it’s wanted doesn’t lessen the validity of wanting it.

    This may seem pathetic as fuck, but I don’t care. :) I’m 40, with a bunch of mates around the globe all of around the same age, all with family. Online gaming has become our pub pretty much, and even though I prefer the PS3 I still use Live more, because of that feature. It’s great for jumping in and saying hello, seeing what everyone’s up to and jumping into the same game. Using PSN to organise things when someone is already in a game is a nightmare by comparison.

    It’s not specifically cross-*game* chat that’s important. It’s about not being in any specific game, being able to drop into a chat lobby with a friend who already is in a game and sorting things out by voice rather than send a text message, waiting for your mate to pause, type message back, rinse and repeat. A 30 second process on Live is a 10 minute one on PSN. It annoys the shite out of me, because I’d rather do a lot of my multiplayer gaming on PSN.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. xino

    no update for ps3?
    that’s because the ps3 cannot multitask with that feature, the extra ram were used for XBM, the XBM even slows down because sony used up the remaining ram xmb for game development.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Kuwabara

    Fuck i hope theres no planned cross chat , it would kill my single player experiences. If you want to party chat, its better to go on home and voice chat, makes the experience more fun. Not while fucking playing single player games.. Oh and brave arse, u should try home..

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    I think the problem had to do with one of their major publishing partners but that still remains just a rumour. No idea why they can’t be open about it & tell us why they can’t manage it, even if it can’t work with all games, there are workarounds.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. HighWindXIX

    There are 2 reasons I cannot fathom the desire for this. One, what’s the point? Two, who in the world that has a PS3 doesn’t have a cell phone? Call, text, whatever. Why do you need PSN to do it?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    It would ruin your single player experience? How? Its not like you’re forced into using it while playing a game.

    Its just kids socialising? That’s funny, I’m 29 and I use it almost every single time I’m on Xbox Live. Why? 1) It means I don’t have to listen to annoying 12 year olds or pretentious stoners while I’m playing a multi-player game, and 2) It lets me sit down and shoot the breeze with my local friends when we’re at home and just want to play some games together.

    We have jobs and other typical responsibilities. Calling to each other’s houses isn’t always a valid option, and you can’t really sit and have four or five person chats over the phone.

    Cross game chat is the sole reason I buy most multi-platform titles on the 360. My gaming experience feels awfully… lonely on the PS3 sometimes.

    I guess that’s the burden I have to bear for not being an antisocial, basement dwelling lard-ass.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. onlineatron


    Hey, I resent that!

    I dwell in a dorm room, not a basement…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @13 Hahaha!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Kuwabara

    Cross game chat is the sole reason I buy most multi-platform titles on the 360. My gaming experience feels awfully… lonely on the PS3 sometimes.”

    Why is that?? For online multiplayer games you got time to chat with friends while playing, on the ps3. For single player games, why would u want to chat with others while playing, it ruins the immersion for crying out loud. Do u really need to boast how awesome a game is to someone else while playing or talking about day? And the last thing i want is friends disrupting my single player game or my gf saying lets chat as im progressing through a single player game. I don’t want to have to say NO to them and be a dick. Atleast with typing you can get away with it more. Like i said, if you must talk to friends, get on a session of HOME for awhile before or after playing single player games.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. BraveArse

    It’s not like it’s forced on you, you simply don’t need to use it if you’re that anti-social. What I don’t understand is why the hell choice might be a bad thing. You’re not immediately in cross-game chat, you join a cross game lobby. If you don’t like the idea of it, fine, you simply don’t have to use it.

    And Home? waiting for the latest patch to download, then the area to load up, then finding your mates? Unsure how that beats instantaneous voice comms, when you’re all online for a *multiplayer* session.

    Still, I’m willing to bet you can see the benefit, so I won’t go off on one demanding it cease development, eh? As I said before, not understanding why it’s wanted doesn’t lessen the validity of wanting it.

    edit: To be honest, if it was something that actually did intrude on SP gaming, then I’d be against it too. Fact is, on Live at least, it doesn’t. As I said, you have to actually join a lobby, you’re not automatically in one. In fact all Live comms features are significantly less intrusive in that respect than PSN’s sadly. You can set yourself Away, Busy or Offline something that I really wish PSN had too.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. OrbitMonkey

    Christ theirs a few butthurt ps3 fanboys about. A £40 a year phone service that can be used to talk for as long as you want with any of friends online is a bad idea? Bullshit -_-

    #17 4 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    Great posts Brave, Michael, n reask.

    I have a son that is headed to the Air Force in a couple of months. We are switching over the Live Family plan, and the idea is to keep LIVE gold for him so he doesn’t have to worry about it while getting started in the AF. The bonus here is we will be able to actualy talk with him, and use Kinect for video anytime we want.

    Its a great feature.

    My kids do exactly what we reasks kids do, they sit there and talk while gaming. Doesn’t matter the game they play. They are just socailizing. Much the same way most of us used to do on the phone or at an arcade or a drive-in/bar/dinner.

    I bet going foward the next PS system will have party chat.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Kuwabara

    ” Brave Arse”

    The fact that it’s there would mean people would expect you or “want” you to join. I still can’t see the point of it. It takes less than 5 mins to get onto home, and id rather be there in a nice environment talking to mates then staring at a boring screen or while playing distracted. But if u can’t spare the 5 mins waiting time, and u must chat by voice or video, how about having a video chat on the psn or voice chat which supports up to 8 users, more than whats on xbox..

    #19 4 years ago
  20. BraveArse

    “The fact that it’s there would mean people would expect you or “want” you to join. ”

    That’s no different to how it is now. I still get messages and invites to join games, when I’m watching TV or playing SP. If I really feel that antisocial I just sign out of PSN. It really does seem to be such a spurious argument when the addition of cross game chat would in no way affect your gaming experience any differently to the way PSN does now. At least with Live you have numerous options to not get interrupted.

    As for waiting five minutes to join Home, ignoring the fact that wild horses couldn’t drag me back into it or any of my similarly grown up PSN friends, it takes 10 seconds to join a cross game lobby, with minimal interruption to anyone’s gaming. And I fail to see how a video chat would help either, you still to have to arrange everyone to quit their games and log on to the chat room.

    I keep on emphasising the point here is choice. Fine, you don’t see the point of it. That means you’re already well catered for, lucky you. Many others do see the point of it, and it seems like a huge gap that needs filled *particularly when they’re adding it to Vita*.

    Anyway, I’m not trying to convince you. I’m not hating on PSN – the PS3 is my most used console as I don’t do SP/story games on the 360 really. I’m simply pointed out a glaring flaw in what is, after all, a free service ( if you ignore the price paid for the console in the first place that is ).

    #20 4 years ago
  21. lexph3re

    The fact that all four of you just ran a matter of opinion as facts is hilarious. Each one of you act like it crucial to have cross game chat for multiplayers and use teen gaming as a example is laughable. You make it seem like their all playing different multiplayer games when we know its they all play the same thing. Is there not a voice chat enabled in online games already? Or how about the fact that og makes it seem like you can only use live to video or conference chat to stay in touch with his son?

    Does ps3 not offer video conferencing. Or am I playing with an invisible option? A lot of these. Peoples points were they don’t prefer crossgame chat because of their single player games. So, that automatically makes them anti-social? What a pompous assumption on your behalfs. You guys jumped in defending lives oh so can’t live without xchat but clearly as you are on one side of the fence there are others who occupy the other side.

    If you want to video chat or conference chat you can do it on ps3 as well and execute games together from the chat into the game so you can create a room. It isn’t as much of a hassle as you make it out to be. Lives cross chat does have some benefits but its not the end all for a service. Especially seeing how most people already. Play the same games in multiplayer.

    Also, cool vitas getting x chat that will definetly increase the social prospects of the portabledevice.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Christopher Jack

    @21, Ah, finally! Somebody speaking some common sense.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    I’m a ps3 only guy, but even I can see how great cross game chat is. Maybe cuz I see it as a easy to use phone service I could plug into whilst watching a movie, playing a game whatever. No real difficulty other than pausing, sending an invite to party chat & then going straight back to what I was doing.

    And party chat, thats something Sony could do with. No need to pause every othet muppet in the lobby. These may sound petty to the Sony faithful out there, but good tech is good tech.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Christopher Jack

    As I’ve stated earlier, I don’t really care if we get cross game chat on the PS3, I’m not the most social guy but I do want Sony to directly address us with the reason why they can’t give us X-game chat, I’m going to assume that it’s a RAM problem, probably the same reason we can’t listen to music.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. BraveArse

    *sigh* one more time.

    If you don’t want it – good for you. *Fact* is some of us do. Why should that be a problem? I haven’t used teen gaming at all in my posts, maybe you should read them. In fact I’ve used quite the opposite, as did Michael.

    As a user of both machines I’ll state again, one more time. I find it simply much easier on Live, that is a fact. That fact being that *I* find it easier. It’s a *fact* that makes it a no-brainer to get my non-exclusive multiplayer games on xbox live, the same choice that most of my mates make too.

    The main thrust of all of our “pro-cross-game-chat-fanboy” posts has been that the feature would not affect single player games. That the discussion has now spawned a tribal anti vs pro cross game chat argument among people who all use the PS3 is frankly ridiculous. Some people are way too defensive.

    And as for anti-social, yes, if you don’t want social contact then you’re being anti social at that point in time. I’m like that quite a lot. :) That’s all I meant by it, pomposity was not part of the deal.

    Anyway, this discussion is no longer fun, it’s just a string of facepalms. Laters.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Christopher Jack

    @25, You assume that just because I don’t care for it that I won’t accept it. To me, it’s like getting a pair of socks for Christmas, I won’t reject it & will likely use it but it doesn’t even rate on my wish list.
    I think that it’d be stupid to say that I don’t want an OPTIONAL feature on the PS3, the way I see it, the more options, the better, it’s why I like Windows & Android over Mac & iOS respectively.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. lexph3re

    @bravearse read. Comment 4 in case you didn’t get the wider audience that the comment was directed to. My *fact* was your *fact* is a matter of *opinion* when it comes to xchat. Have I oi directly said xchat wouldn’t be a good option? No I didn’t, I said the assumptions everyone made towards it isn’t valid for an arguement and will be an opinion and preference.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. KL

    what does social life has to do with gaming?seriously.Being social or not doesn’t count in front of a screen and a controller in hand.Social life is out in real life.
    one might say that rarely has the time to meet friends,so Messenger,skype,cross game chat are the ways to go?
    How about turning the off button once in a while and spare some of that free time meeting with each other instead?that’s where real social life kicks in

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Kuwabara

    Well xbox 360 is more about the social aspects than gaming. While on the ps3 however it focuses more on the games and exclusives, thus no need for x chat. I really pity those who chat during single player games on xbox 360. You buy a console to game, not chat. And theres always the option to mute people if they’re annoying during online games. Would your lives be less better had microsoft not announced cross chat? If the feature comes to ps3, the immersion of games will be lost to many casual players out there who dnt game often and will be caught up in the whole damm craze. The last thing i want is sony following microsofts footsteps, to the point where the put gaming and exclusives behind, hell even a dent in the way things are going at the moment.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    Anyway, who really want Cross Game chat on PS3 must know that because of 256 Mb ram (GDDR3)

    you won’t get it ever. PS3 is very bad when it comes to multitasking. Thats so 1998-2001 to be honest.

    and thats the reason why they can’t make decent changes with XMB. The best you can get is a simple OS that looks like a Web Page. Because it’s the most basic and the best you can get. People that likes homebrew have even serious problems installing Windows 95 not to mention make it working LOL :D

    Thats really shows how Sony developed it’s console. Through Kutaragi’s ASS.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Kuwabara

    And thats why erthazus your a dumb xbox fanboy. You’d rather chat than play games lol.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. ExxonValdez

    So much anger in you…lol nah I’m just kidding xD but yeah erthazus have fun on your half ass game console that has little to no games.

    #32 4 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]