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EA committed to offering games on Steam

Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA isn’t trying to muscle out Steam, Origin head David DeMartini has said, and offered some explanation for the recent withdrawal of EA games from Valve’s service.

“At EA, we want to bring the best possible content to our players … We want our products available to as many players as possible, which means we make them available in all the places that gamers go to download games and services,” DeMartini said in a blog post on EA’s website.

“To be very clear, except under extremely special circumstances we offer our games to every major download service including Amazon, Gamestop, and Steam.”

DeMartini referenced the “confusion” that arose after certain EA games began disappearing from Steam, which EA said was not it’s decision, but Valve’s.

The problem seems to be EA’s insistence on direct patching and content updates.

“We take direct responsibility for providing patches, updates, additional content and other services to our players. You are connecting to our servers, and we want to establish on ongoing relationship with you, to continue to give you the best possible gaming experience. This works well for our partnership with Gamestop, Amazon and other online retailers,” DeMartini explained.

“Unfortunately, if we’re not allowed to manage this experience directly and establish a relationship with you, it disrupts our ability to provide the support you expect and deserve. At present, there is only one download service that will not allow this relationship.

“This is not our choice, and unfortunately it is their customer base that is most impacted by this decision. We are working diligently to find a mutually agreeable solution.”

EA has made its policy on third-party games retailers available.

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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23 Comments

  1. badboy_122

    they are really pissing me off with these spams … I don’t want these newsletters ….. EA stop harassing us please …. Steam stay strong baby ,don’t give in to this BS

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    @1

    Then don’t read them. If you are talking about actual emails then you chose to subscribe to them and there is a unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. badboy_122

    @ 2
    you don’t get me , I know that

    what I mean that this is the lamest excuse to pull their games from steam, it’s obviously because of origin and also maybe that they don’t want any middlemen in DLCs purchases … I don’t know … but something is fishy here .

    you know it’s like that lame excuse that once microsoft said about why alan wake wasn’t released to PC because it’s more suitable for a couch than a PC chair.. I mean what the f***?.. you know these excuses always makes the one wonder

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Any person that owns a business will want to remove the middle man. EA is removing the cut of any retailer by selling it directly through them which they have been doing for years, now it just has a name. Stop being a Steam Fanboy, Steam has done nothing for you. Steam is just a retailer that sells things cheap just like any retailer does only they specify with video games.

    Has Valve bought you a house, got you a gf, funded you to go to school? No they have done none of these hell they haven’t done anything charitable.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. badboy_122

    no no no no @ 4

    you’re a hater , I get it .. steam like any other retailer ..are you serious ?!!!

    mention one please .. the same deals they offer

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    THey are a retailer that is it. They sell you games that is all that they offer. I buy games from them but that doesn’t warrant giving them my undying loyalty. Walmart has some really good prices for their things but that doesn’t make it so I defend them like they are the holy grail. All companies are out to make a buck that is it. Once you realize this, life becomes a lot easier.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. badboy_122

    I see your point , but when you use a service for a long time , and a good one in that , you don’t want it to change …that’s it

    good talk BTW ;) @ 6

    #7 4 years ago
  8. jacobvandy

    This is a load of crap from EA. If they were so committed to offering their products for sale everywhere, why not just let Steam sell your crappy DLC and keep Crysis 2 on that service? I guarantee you they missed out on a TON of sales with the timing of this chest-thumping… A 50% discount and Crysis 2 plus DLC would have flown off Valve’s digital shelves this week.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ColdCoffee

    #6 No steam doesn’t just sell you stuff like all the others. STEAM keeps you connected with other gamers. It has community features that are growing and growing. STEAM is the facebook of gaming. They helped out a ton of indie devs on the portal 2 launch for example by offering a pack and getting their game into more people by tying it to their most major launch. They give out free content and are starting to make all their games Free 2 Play! They use TF2 hats to boost sales on other games. THis is just the start of it once they release more free 2 play games. Valve games will bring in other gamers/dev around the globe and help out indies. VALVE are the kings of gaming. Everyone one should bow and take notes.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. badboy_122

    I thought I was alone in this @ 8 & 9 :D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    “They give out free content and are starting to make all their games Free 2 Play!”

    Why do you think that is? Think Long and hard about it. It starts with a M.

    “They give out free content” Marketing tool

    “VALVE are the kings of gaming. Everyone one should bow and take notes.”

    Yeah how about that Half Life 3 and coming out with episodic content so it would be quicker? Steam is now just a marketing tool that Valve uses to make sure they are on the top as a digital retailer so they can sell their service much like Microsoft with Xbox or Sony with Playstation. Which none of these companies deserve loyalty where the money moves that is where they go. That is Why Steam is picking up the F2P strategy.

    “why not just let Steam sell your crappy DLC and keep Crysis 2 on that service? ”

    Is it too hard to fathom that Valve chose to remove them for whatever reason? Guess it is.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ColdCoffee

    To me this is a way for EA to undermine the mission of Valve. Lets not forget that EA wanted to charge you money to be able to download your game past 2 years (EA downloader). It’s ironic that Origins logo looks like a blackhole. Because this service will drain all the light from all EA games.

    P.S. BF3 preorder canceled…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    “mission of Valve”

    TO be the only digital retailer for the PC? TO sell as much video games as possible?

    EA is just making so you can go directly to them much like you go to the Disney store for most Disney memorabilia or the Laker store. Man people getting all pissed that someone wants to sell their things directly.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. darksied

    @12 Oh boy, this is the same excuse every single person who hates EA is going to say from now on, isn’t it? EA is to blame, Valve rules. Well, here’s the thing, and SERIOUSLY think about it before your Valve-fanboy instincts take over: If EA wants all the money and doesn’t want to sell on Steam, why are ALL of their games still on steam except for one? Why is every single EA game on EVERY OTHER DOWNLOAD SERVICE? It’s not a hard thing to figure out: one game was taken off of Steam. They gave the reason above; now if you don’t believe them, then what can be said? That’s your paranoia that EA is out to get you or something, who knows.

    “undermine the mission of Valve.” LOL. Undermine what mission, the one where Valve will make billions on digital distribution by having the largest market share on digital games? That might be there mission, because it sure isn’t making games anymore. It’s few and far between when you see a big release from Valve anymore.

    And if THAT is what makes you cancel your pre-order of BF3, then I feel sorry for you, but at the same time I’m glad that you won’t be there enjoying it when it’s released; you can sit in the comfort of your chair and blame EA for screwing up the gaming world by trying to make money.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. freedoms_stain

    EA, you fucking morons, I WANT Steam to deliver patches. Know why? Steam is basically on when my PC is on. Maybe I won’t actually play any games at all today, but I can see what my buds are doing and maybe I’ll drop in on them, maybe I won’t.

    But Steam is on anyway, and if one of my games needs a patch then it gets downloaded and installed, therefore when I go to play the game, it’s ready to play.

    Now what do you want EA? You want me to use Origin? 2 programs instead of one? That doesn’t sound great to me, especially if it’s just going to cater to the 5 or so EA games I actually own out of dozens. But then again, I’m sure I heard that Origin doesn’t do auto-patching (correct me if I’m wrong somebody), so you want me to have wait while patches download and install when I fire the game up?

    But lets face it, the mention of “patches and updates” was a feint to distract from the “additional content” part and “additional services”. Additional content is clearly dlc and I’m going to assume “additional services” refers to the “social” part of Origin. Those have got to be the crux. Steam is happy to have GFWL games on board and they use GFWL for patching and dlc and use Live for the social shit, so Origin must be doing something significantly different to raise Valves hackles about it.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @16

    I am not sure where you got in this article where it states that patches are exclusive to Origin because if you believe that you are a fool.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Grimrita

    EA are already merging all EA accounts with Origin/EA Download Manager accounts now, so the moment you purchase BF3 for example and create a new EA Account, you will have an Origin account to go with it.

    There’s no harm in publishers having their own DD service but EA are at risk of again pissing off gamers with their blinkered approach. And lets face it, EA really cant afford to do that again. They havent made a profit in years.

    If it wasnt for their cash reserves from the 80s, they would probably be bust by now!

    Longer term, I see that EA will only use Origin for updates, especially with SWTWoW because both have cost them so much money to develop and to please the shareholder, both need to be a success. Good luck, you’re gonna need it!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Lounds

    I would take this statement with a pinch of salt, I bet that Valve told EA that they aren’t updating the steam version properly and as Steam is a world class product, they don’t want to sell a 3 legged horse.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Lounds

    Also why is everyone doubting Half-life 3, one day it will be made, but I think valve is investing time and money to make a brillaint game, I think they want the shock factor of “omg that look amazing”, when HL2 came out it was probably one of the best looking games and the source engine was fun.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. freedoms_stain

    @17, I never said that, but it sounds implicit to me with “Unfortunately, if we’re not allowed to manage this experience directly…” that they’re inferring they want complete control over “providing patches, updates, additional content and other services to our players”. So what’s the beef with Steam?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Hybridpsycho

    Geez, all tha haters here.

    Guys, I love steam as well. But really? This much hate? People cancelling their BF3 Pre-order? Ye, let’s screw-up DICE ’cause you hate EA. Well, your loss on missing a good game :p

    Also, what they’re saying here is to be read as anything coming from a larger company. They sugar-top everything to make it sound like they’re doing as good a job as they can.
    Doesn’t mean they’re bad guys though, Valve is most likely doing the same in alot of their messages (Haven’t seen one I can recall recently though).

    But yeah, welcome to the world of business.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DSB

    It’s not as if EA is categorically evil and Valve are just categorically good, they’re both trying to make money, but obviously Valve has gone a lot further to build their “white hat” image as a company, whereas EA obviously has no problem being an ambivalent brand.

    The TF2 thing is the least they’ve done, look at their huge dedication to the indie community. Personally I don’t believe that’s just a marketing strategy. If you look at the way the company was built, Valve is essentially constructed on being inspired, and taking in people from those scenes, as well as enabling the public to create good content using their engines.

    They’ve gone out of their way to help even tiny developers like Introversion, and just looking at the current sale, where indie games are once again placed right next to AAA titles, I think that goes far beyond any business strategy that they might be compelled to carry out for a few brownie points. Indie games clearly aren’t their best source of income.

    That certainly makes me like supporting Valve, more than the alternatives.

    EA wants to save money by bringing us to Origin, it’s as simple as that, and the way they’re choosing to do it is very aggressive, both towards the independent retail market, and by association, us as the consumers, by trying to force us onto Origin by keeping content away from us if we don’t. To me that’s incredibly stupid, and personally coercion like that doesn’t make me want to reward a company.

    Not to mention that it’s the latest in a long line of advances that publishers have been making, towards things that have never been a problem before. Activision with their 60 euro packages and 12 euro DLC, EA with project 10 dollar, THQ online pass etc.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. kumaCannon

    Honestly If I am going to look at this from a consumer perspective I gain nothing from using Origin. I’ve seen EA’s pass business practices with DLC and their games, I now see what they are willing to do to make me use their digital service. I am not going to make a false equivalency that EA and Valve are the same.

    Both have a common goal, to make money with video games. But one does it through offering me extras, like Alien swarm free, portal free, TF2 free. They offer me a myriad of sales were I can pick up a publishers catalog for a couple bucks. They offer indie titles right next to my big name companies. Their service is non-intrusive, I buy a valve game it works I keep going. I buy an EA game I sign into my EA, BIOWARE, account I have to then put a cd code in, I have to figure out which cd code is which, between the game and the dlc, or I don’t get my dlc. Now this is just my experience with them, but why would I want EA to do well with that type of service? Seriously EA isn’t offering anything new, or of better value over valve towards getting consumers. Unless they believe gamers Have to play their games, which to me is a very dangerous stance to take.

    Most of all Steam keeps everything up to date, and working in one place with out me having to worry. If this works for EA, activision is next, then Ubisoft and then every other company, and sorry at that point I won’t be gaming any more. Origin is new and has given me no reason to trust them I am not going to suddenly compare them to valve and act as if they are equals. If having discriminating preferences makes me a fanboy so be it, but EA and their fans and defenders have to learn to deal with it. Because they aren’t going to win anybody over by just showing up, and restricting games and pointing fingers. If that was all it took GFWL would be tops by now.

    #23 4 years ago

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    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]