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Dust 514 to have intital cover charge, says CCP

Monday, 11 July 2011 11:36 GMT By Johnny Cullen

CCP has said it’ll require a cover charge around the region of “$10-$20″ for the beginning of Dust 514.

Whatever charge is introduced, it’ll then be refunded in-game as currency.

“In the beginning you have to pre-buy credits, so you pay something like $10-$20 to enter the game and you get the equivalent number of credits in the game once you do that. We call this the ‘cover charge,” CEO of CCP, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, told GI.biz.

“You’re really getting the game for free but you have to pre-buy credits in the beginning. We might go fully free-to-play down the line, but in the beginning we have a cover charge just to manage the initial launch of it.

“We have always been a big believer in growing up a social network behind the game in a slow and predictable way. Because we have seen that if you don’t do that you can end up with a very unstructured experience, where there’s no cohesion to the community. By growing it at the beginning we help to make a healthy environment initially.”

Dust becoming a platform exclusive for PS3, according to Pétursson, allowed the company to introduce “more innovation.”

“By going exclusive with either platform allows us to do more innovation. The lowest common denominators would have been so small we couldn’t do things that are really interesting,” he said.

“Sony was quite motivated in allowing us to do things we requested of them to the point they said ‘no one has really asked about that before and we’ve never thought about, but why not?’ They were very enthusiastic and open to really do something world changing and that’s what swayed the decision to go with them.”

Dust 514 fully launches on PS3 via PSN next year,

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24 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    How about a PC version, CCP?

    It’s much more enjoyable to play FPS game with mouse and keyboard.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    So it’s free apart from having to pay for it, then?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Christopher Jack

    @1, Let me correct that for you“*I find that* It’s much more enjoyable to play FPS game with mouse and keyboard”
    Once again, you’re tainting the truth with your own personal opinion, you’d be surprised to know how much a few words can make you look much less of an egotist.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. rrw

    @2 probably you pay $60 just like other game. then CCP use that as starting credit

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Clupula

    Well, count me out then. I don’t pay subscription fees. It’s part of why I got a PS3 in the first place.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Mondayding

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard all morning – it’s free, you just have to pay $20 for it. Snake oil anyone?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    @5
    No where does it say you need to pay a sub.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    There will be something like a subscription method. Probably a F2P model. robably no one is going to pay sub model, but it’s going to have some serious F2P stuff.

    If someone thinks that buying a system that have online capabilities and after that thats it? ahaha. Thats just a start.

    Just wait a next generation when there will be a 1+ GB of ram then systems finally will be able to do some heavy multitasking then F2P games are going to be all over the place.

    @CJ, ” you’re tainting the truth with your own personal opinion”

    thats a fact. Who don’t like FPS using mouse and keyboard just don’t know how to use it and thats ok or he is a blind fanboy. Because no matter how, shooters were born on the PC because of the control scheme.
    Same goes to few genres on consoles in which they are more enjoyable with the gamepad where they have been born with the natural control scheme.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. abbe

    Announcement of Dust 514: Omg sweet, I’ve always wanted to get involved into Eve!

    Announcement of PS3 Exclusive: Wat.

    Today: Wat.

    Until PC version is announced: Wat.

    Wat.

    Biggest disappointment this year regarding game announcements for me I believe.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    @8, Many gamers don’t like using the keyboard & mouse which is why a lot of people own consoles, it’s not that they don’t know how to, just that they prefer not to. I know I’m not as accurate using a gamepad but given the chance, I’d choose it over the mouse any day. Also the keyboard limits you to 8 directions which just feels unnatural to me.
    If I was a super competitive gamer, I’d use this for my PS3 http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR302LYY09aZTkmZEeOiRwwlyf8hfNULpPzKIZwsq23X4GVv49b6g

    #10 4 years ago
  11. viralshag

    @8,

    I hate using a M&Kb for FPS. I don’t think it’s that crazy for someone to spend the majority of their gaming life on consoles and then decide to build their own pretty sweet gaming machine and then want to continue using their preferred control method that they are used to.

    I have a PC, PS3 and 360. I like MMOs and Steam, I like Gears of War, inFamous and Uncharted. I also like that I’m not restricted and have a choice to play all the games I want on what platform I want and with whatever control method I like.

    It’s ridiculous for you to say what is and isn’t best for other people.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @11, “don’t think it’s that crazy for someone to spend the majority of their gaming life on consoles and then decide to build their own pretty sweet gaming machine ”

    if you spent your majority of life playing on gamepad it’s obviously that you are comfortable more with gamepad then MS & Keyboard.
    but thats delusional to say that gamepad is more comfortable then …
    You need to try it out a bit more and it will “click” with you, but just because you started owning a machine only now and never really had no time to get in to the control scheme, it’s pretty delusional. Try it a bit more then for just 5 minutes.

    @CJ,

    “Many gamers don’t like using the keyboard & mouse which is why a lot of people own consoles,”

    not much compared to PC players that consist of typical pirates and other players that use a lot of services like STEAM and MMO’s users.
    also, for someone consoles is just a cheap way to entertain themselves. Well good luck to that chunk f casual boys and girls with nicknames like AEROKID94 that plays Uncharted 3 beta.

    also, that peripheral that you showed me is a complete ASS. A complete gimmick.
    On the Xbox 360 there is at least a peripheral that emulates sensitivity of your mouse. I’m waiting for this for like eternity for my PS3. XIM3 is the beast but it’s only on the XBOX 360.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Christopher Jack

    I don’t see how it’s a gimmick, it’s got the aiming precision of a mouse & the movement precision of the left side of the controller(over the W,A,S,D keys), there’s a reason fuck all games use the D-pad to move anymore.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Lounds

    @Erth

    Is the Eagle eye for PS3 anygood?

    I prefer fps with mouse and keyboard, it’s quicker and easier, little thumb sticks are slow and less acurrate.

    @13 WASD keys are better for shooters dunno why just are, wouldn’t use a keyboard for a racing game though.

    3rd person games i prefer a game pad, dunno why just do.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DSB

    @ChrisJack – That very much depends on the controlscheme, though. Mostly the 4 diagonals will only be a factor in games that still use keyboards as the primary way to move, which is mostly 2D platformers and such. Most often the mouse will control stuff like direction, allowing for 360 degrees.

    I think the whole argument of control schemes is utterly retarded though. People have different preferences, and obviously a gamepad can do stuff that a mouse can’t do. That’s the reason why I often hook up my 360 pad to my PC, especially when playing racing games. You can’t control the pedals with a mouse and keyboard, like giving 50% power or 50% brake by depressing the trigger.

    I’m not so insecure that I need to desperately make my platform sound like the best all the time. I grew up playing the PC, that’s what I like, I’m not blind to its strengths or its weaknesses. Likewise I think people should enjoy their platforms whatever they may be, without making them into a pseudo-religion :P

    @14 Funny, I’m like 50/50 with third person games. Just Cause 2 is gamepad all the way, GTA IV is mouse and keyboard, and ditto Saints Row 2. It’s mostly because Just Cause 2 is optimized for gamepads on the PC a lot better than the other two.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. viralshag

    @12, 5 minutes? I have had a decent gaming PC for over 7 years. I don’t even know why I’m wasting the time arguing with you when you will always be wrong in the fact I prefer a gamepad over m&kb and other people do too. I have seen off four generations of consoles with a gamepad and it’s my first choice for most games.

    “On the Xbox 360 there is at least a peripheral that emulates sensitivity of your mouse. I’m waiting for this for like eternity for my PS3. XIM3 is the beast but it’s only on the XBOX 360.”

    What I don’t get is how you can argue against people using a pad for a PC when you openly admit to wanting a m&kb for the PS3?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Giskard

    @16

    You may prefer the gamepad, but trust me, even the best player on a gamepad will be owned senseless by a decent player with mouse and keyboard. The accuracy of the M&Kb is just miles ahead of the gamepads.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. viralshag

    @17,

    That’s fantastic. Well when I notice that little titbit of information impacting my gameplay whatsoever, maybe I’ll care!

    Well, by maybe I mean never. Gamepad > m&kb forever!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Christopher Jack

    @17, Sure, I’ve seen people who are able to play games like Halo with max sensitivity & easily get noscope kills with rifles, my only chance of beating these super players are by sneaking up on them. I don’t think that a regular Joe who’s above average with a mouse has a shot in hell against these guys.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. viralshag

    @ 19,

    That can’t be true. Didn’t you know that playing without a mouse and keyboard is like the equivalent to playing without hands.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Lounds

    Shut up all of you – PC gamers are bread in laboratories and have the ability to never sleep.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. IL DUCE

    I don’t even feel like reading the rest of the comments because some people need some serious information refreshing

    1) Dust 514 has ALWAYS been a console exclusive and even when it was first mentioned was a CONSOLE MMOFPS to take place in the EVE Online universe, and at E3 we only learned that instead of both consoles it would be exclusive to PS3 so it never was and never will come to PC

    2) It will cost 10-20 dollars for the slew of people who decided to say it would probably be 60 bucks and how can a free game not be free…the game is obviously going to include microtransactions and in order to first play the game you will need to pay a “cover charge” of pre-purchasing 10 or 20 dollars in credits to use in game on microtransactions to play…so you are getting in game items with those credits (technically not paying for the game) and then they even say after that, that they might go fully free to play down the line so if you have a problem with pre-purchasing credits just wait and see if they go fully F2P and quit your bitchin

    3) Keyboard and mouse may be the origin of the FPS but the 360 gamepad has triggers on it for a reason, because real guns have friggin triggers on them…so we will leave that debate at that (can’t stick up for PS3 though since its a shit controller and def not made for FPS’)

    And don’t even get me started with the WASD…analog sticks are much more precise and make more sense in their usage…

    #22 4 years ago
  23. jacobvandy

    @22

    AFAIK, they’ve never said “never” when it comes to a PC version of Dust 514. If what you said was true, they’d at least have commented to that effect, yes? I mean, look at Grand Theft Auto or other major console games that eventually make their way over; “exclusivity” is bullshit for the most part, and considering CCP is an indie PC dev at heart, that makes the case for Dust 514 even thinner. I think they really wanted the game on console(s), and while MS refused because they won’t allow third-party micro-transactions, Sony said okay, as long as it’s exclusive for a while.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. IL DUCE

    “Dust 514 is an upcoming console-based MMOFPS set within the Eve universe, developed by CCP Games.”

    It’s always been a console based game since it was announced, even when barely information for it was available, they have NEVER even mentioned PC whatsoever…if you have a gaming PC I suppose they expect you to play EVE Online, and in order to expose the console market to that universe they created Dust 514…it’s being developed EXCLUSIVELY for the PS3, and like you said it would have made it’s way to 360 if they allowed microtransactions but still in that exchange there was no mention of PC ever in the picture, they never said it’s no longer coming to PC and 360, only that it was no longer coming to 360 and would be exclusive to PS3…we’ll see but my money’s on no PC version, ever…or you’ll see it eventually, kind of like that PC version of Battlefield 1943 right?

    #24 4 years ago

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    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]