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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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    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    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 […]