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ShopTo dates Vita for November 4 release, £40 pricepoint for titles

Tuesday, 21 June 2011 11:27 GMT By Johnny Cullen

UK retailer ShopTo‘s mentioning a November 4 release for Vita in the UK. The date is mentioned alongside pre-order listings for the handheld, as well as several titles including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048, Ruin and ModNation Racers. Games have also been priced at £40. Sony’s told MCV that it had “not made any announcements about software pricing, so that’s just speculation.”

Vita is due to release sometime this year in at least one region.

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45 Comments

  1. locus2k1

    Holy Moses, that means everywhere else will be charging £45-50 a title :(

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Lounds

    What! £25-35 would have made sense

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    People were really expecting ‘cheap’ games for this? Seriously?

    When they started saying ‘these games are comparable with PS3 titles’ didn’t that set any alarm bells ringing? Of course they’re going to be £40+. And that’s (one of the reasons) why it’ll fail.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. MadFingerz

    £40 sounds about right. Probably even cheaper at some retailers.
    On an unrelated note, amazon lists both Vita models for £20 less than the official prices. I wonder when they’ll announce the price in €.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    O__O fuck that noise!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Bluebird

    Just swap the Dollar sign for the Euro sign…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @1
    Why would everyone else be charging £5 or £10 over the RRP? ShopTo is saying the RRP for the games is £40 and is currently setting it’s prices at £38.84.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. MadFingerz

    @6 That would be a total rip-off (250 EUR = 359 USD) but I guess we’re used to it…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. 2plus2equals5

    Damn, i really happy for the rumored date, but i hope that games won’t cost more than 40€.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. locus2k1

    @7 my apologies, you’re absolutely right; I misinterpreted that Shopto were selling @ £40 and not that the RRP was £40. My Bad.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. mojo

    “People were really expecting ‘cheap’ games for this? Seriously?”

    not realy.
    that would make the whole device pointless.
    because cheap rip-offs of 10 year old flash games i can also play on my telephone.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    They’ll probably end up $60-70 AUD which I guess would be good for certain multiplat games (vs PS360′s $99-109 rrp).

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Aimless

    An MSRP of £40 makes sense, that would give Vita software pricing parity with 3DS.

    At launch everywhere will gouge people for as close to £40 as possible, but after a few months prices will settle down nearer the £30 mark.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    @10
    Also worth noting that these prices always start high. Retailers know how much the RRP is but I doubt they know how much they will have to pay for them and therefore their room for discounting. Prices for the console itself will hit £200 by release, games probably best bought in a bundle.

    Surprised to see that reality fighter thing in the games list – I assumed that was just a built in demo ala Face Raiders on the 3DS. Certainly doesn’t look like a full priced release.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Lounds

    Blerk is a pessimist

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    But of course! It’s the best way to ensure that you’re never disappointed.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. BraveArse

    Don’t be afraid of hope, Blerk.

    ;)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. mojo

    fear is the mindkiller

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    Blerk can go and play his outdated Xbox 360 as much as he wants, but price is not the reason of a failure. Great example: Apple Devices

    If consumers think that this is worth their money, then they buy it. If not, then it’s a failure.

    I don’t see this as a failure. I’m a gamer and i’m ready to pay 40 gbp for the AAA title as much as i’m ready to pay for a new videocard every year. If you are not sure about the price you can wait for a few months for the price drop. No problem. Everybody wins in the end.

    but if you are a casual gamer, go buy a Wii then Zumba Fitness and fuck yourself for the end of your pathetic life. Gaming was always an expensive hobby.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    The price of the hardware isn’t too bad, it’s the games that are expensive – too expensive for all but the most rabid of hardcore gamer to even bother with, I suspect.

    They also mostly seem like the wrong types of games to be pushing on a handheld platform, and most of them are already available on your fatty under-the-telly console in better resolutions with better controls.

    The hardware’s very impressive, but I just can’t see it catching on outside of a very small niche group. The ‘touchers/casuals’ will buy phones, the kids will buy Nintendo, who’s left for the Vita?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Lounds

    @Blerk

    Seeing as the PSV will have physical media, just wait a month/trade in a game to get a new game half price, I got Infamous 2 for £13 after trading in Portal 2, hey next month I’ll trade Infamous 2 for something else. PC has steam :)

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @blerk, hardcore crowd is not niche.

    PSP sold for 70 million units and it’s a huge success.

    but DS was sold back in the day more when it was cheaper then PSP. + when PSP launched it costed 100$ more and had no innovation on whatsoever, just visuals.

    this time around they are doing everything right + two thumbstick + innovative controls.

    Imagine Call Of Duty multiplayer on that thing. Every Call Of duty fratboy will jerk off and will start saving their money for the device.

    You can create an audience with that thing. You just need to create it.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Hunam

    PSP is only mainsteam in Japan which probably accounts for over 50% of those sales. It has done very poor compared to the DS in europe and america.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Blerk

    Hardcore handheld market is niche. PSP sold 70 million hardware units and about 48 games in total. 47 of those to Japan.

    Handhelds are different to under-the-telly consoles. What works at home isn’t always suitable for on-the-move.

    How many of those potentials jerking off over Call of Duty on the move are going to lose interest immediately when they discover you can’t actually play online unless you’re at a WiFi hotspot?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @Hunam, Another Sherlock Holmes that can pull out numbers out of his ass.

    Japan 15 million (as of December 28, 2009)
    United States 17 million (as of March 14, 2010)
    Europe 12 million (as of May 6, 2008)
    United Kingdom 3.2 million (as of January 3, 2009)

    Worldwide 67.8 million (as of February 25, 2011)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSP

    #25 4 years ago
  26. unclejibjab

    i wonder if Sony will start selling versions containing PS3 and PSV versions for around £70 when the crossover games come along?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Lounds

    18mil more than ps3

    #27 4 years ago
  28. OlderGamer

    Blerk and Hunam +1

    Vita and 3DS will have a hard time outside of Japan. Most western folk do not want a portable console experience. They are very happy with their current mobile devices. My guess would be that many of the people that do use handhelds(not just iOS/cell phones/etc) prolly use PSP/DS to play games that they can’t find on a console – like JRPGs, for example.

    I know that was the only reason I bought a PSP, and I never used it in the fashion that perhaps it was intended. Meaning I used sitting at home on the couch. I bought mine to play Phantasy Star Portable one and two. Both were evolved/advanced versions of PSU(on the xb360), but unlike the xb360 version, the PSP versions played online for free.

    So I bought the system and PSP to TV cables, and played Phantasy Star. No reason I couldn’t have taken it on the road with me. But I don’t. When on the road, I drive in my car and talk with my wife – not really a good time for playing games.

    In the states handhelds are dominated by kids. Most adult gamers just play on the TV.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. polygem

    @22: i think thats correct indeed. if they deliver cod, bf etc mp on that thing it will sell really well. and they know that very well – so they will try their best to make it happen. actually that´s why i´m interested in the device as well.

    i´m pretty busy these days, with a lot of work, social life, other hobbies etc. and not always able to use my home console…but there isn´t anything besides swimming and ermmm that is so relaxing and able to wash a days stress off of me than a good mp shooter session. so having the option to take this to my girlfriends place and secretly play 1 or 2 free for all cod matches while she´s in the shower would be a definite “BUY” reason for me…the fall will be tough though with rage, skyrim, cod, bf, vita and some vita launch titles to buy…serious cash and TIME involved here.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Blerk

    So let’s get this straight… you’d rather sneak in a couple of CoD games than join your girlfriend in the shower? :-D

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Christopher Jack

    I don’t get why people keep saying they don’t want a console like experience on the go, the other alternative would be a lifeless game like snake or tetris. As long as the auto-saves are consistent, I see no problems.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. MadFingerz

    ^You dare diss on snake and tetris?! *smileymad*

    But yeah, I already see myself playing “PS3 games” on Vita during my daily boat trips. Although there’s still this 6yo laptop that needs replacing…

    #32 4 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    Its the on the go part of the equation thats the problem CJ. Where do you, as an adult, have a lot of time, away from home to become engrossed in deep gameplay?

    And OMP games like CoD will not work either. Now your into a situation where you can’t look up from your handheld. Slower paced JRPGs are a great fit as are lots of other SP games. The biggest reason is that you can stop looking the screen at anytime, and you can flash freeze the game, pausing it do whatever it was you where on the go to do in the first place.

    For kids sitting the back of the family minivan, handhelds are great.

    But if I am out of the house on the go, I am out there to do something other play a video game. And if I do find myself, alone, with time to kill, thats what the cell phone is for. Lite, disposable, snack like games. You can’t get into a OMP match of CoD in the ten minute wait at the DRs office, it just isn’t practical.

    Sure someone will claim that handheld gaming is the greatest thing scince sliced bread, but I was speaking in general terms in a most people type situation.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Blerk

    I think people sometimes greatly underestimate the range, quality and depth of phone games these days.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Lounds

    Phone games are just a fad, they won’t carry on a gaming name forever, Final Fantasy (althought it’s dying a slow death), Zelda, Mario, RE, Street Fighter, COD, just to name a few.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. StolenGlory

    @34

    I must admit, since owning an iPhone I would agree with this comment to a fair old extent.

    The white elephant in the room of course is that as a core gamer, IMO the lack of a traditional and responsive twitch based button/analogue interface means that touch-screen phone gaming is rarely a serious distraction for me from my 3DS and PSP.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Blerk

    @35, you are wrong. Completely and utterly. The opposite is true – handheld gaming is dying, phones will pick up where it left off.

    @36, it’ll be interesting to see if anyone aside from Sony is brave enough to stick some ‘traditional’ controls on a phone. The Xperia Play might not be the prettiest or cheapest or Appleyist phone out there, but it’s an intriguing concept once you couple it with the “open” world of Android.

    Edit: Actually that sounded a bit rude. Sorry, @35. Should’ve really added an ‘imho’.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Christopher Jack

    @37, You can get add on accessories for your iPad, trying to find one for my SGS though =\

    #38 4 years ago
  39. DrDamn

    @Blerk
    I don’t think portable games with depth sit that well on phones, but I don’t think they have to. The cross over point to an extent is just the sort of time these games are vying for not necessarily the type of game. Sitting on a bus, travelling, away from home. Sure you might fancy playing something deeper, but an entertaining game which only cost you a few quid is just as good.

    In pointing this out though I think there might still be a market for the Vita. The PSP sold well enough without the smaller cheap games, so there is a market out there for people who want to play deeper games on the move.

    There are other advantages the Vita has over a phone – other than controls. It’s primary purpose is playing games. So play it until the batteries give then charge up when you can. That’s not such a practical approach on a phone where you play too much and suddenly people can’t contact you anymore until you can recharge. The link-up between PS3 and Vita could prove a winning factor too. And actually links back to why the bigger deeper games might work out alright.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Lounds

    IMHO PSV looks awesome!

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    @blerk,

    “you are wrong. Completely and utterly. The opposite is true – handheld gaming is dying, phones will pick up where it left off.”

    Aha, so thats why Xperia Play is plain dead?

    correct sir… CORRECT!

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Blerk

    All decent points, Doc. And you might well be right, although I can’t see that myself.

    The trouble is, as the PSP/Vita gets closer in content to under-the-telly experience, it becomes less and less relevant. Why not just play those games on the PS3 where you aren’t hobbled by slightly wonky controls and a smaller screen? The DS proved that the most successful handheld games were the ones that were least like the in-depth, telly-console experience – people generally want different stuff on the move. I think the 3DS has misjudged this too, they’ve spent so much time on the gimmickery that they’ve forgotten precisely what it was that made the DS so popular. And Apple are just hoovering that market up like there’s no tomorrow.

    Erth, Xperia Play is (most likely) dead because Sony totally botched the launch and nobody actually wants to play old PSOne games on their phones at semi-extortionate prices. They should’ve spent more time pointing out how Android-specific games can benefit from the proper controls.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Christopher Jack

    @Erth, how the hell would u know if the Play is flopping? As far as I’m aware, SE hasn’t released any sales figures regarding the hardware itself.
    They don’t profit from the software itself so that’s irrelevant.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. DrDamn

    @42
    You also have to see where the Vita is fitting in with that under the TV box though. So far they are talking about Vita players being able to play online with PS3 players in Wipeout. Putting a couple of points together though and you can get a lot more clever interoperability between the two now they are closer in terms of spec/performance. Especially when linked to some of the other features Sony has added to PSN recently like cloud based saving.

    Consider a game where you buy from PSN and get the PS3 and PSV versions bundled together. Visually similar, content identical. Play on your PS3 and when you are away or out you continue to play on you PSV – sharing data and save info through the cloud. It’s like Wii U only you can leave the house with it :).

    #44 4 years ago
  45. manamana

    I always thought of the PSP and now the PSV as a perfect fit for schoolkids/teenagers. They can brag about the graphics and swap games etc. They get the Handheld as a gift for christmas etc. and the games also. I mean, look at those kiddos, many of them already have an iPhone or at least an iPod.

    And for the future I stick with what Carmack said. Anyone who takes a look at Nvidia’s roadmap must see the power that comes in the next few years on Smartphones and tablets (Kal-El is only the beginning, Stark anyone?). In need of better Controls, I am shure that there will be a developer who takes the plunge and fit a Controller-like Frame or so for those devices. And there you have it. Streaming content and on-demand gaming. With graphics on the horizon that’ll blow nintys and Sonys Handhelds out of the water.

    #45 4 years ago

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    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]