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Origin’s ToS allow for inactive account deletion

Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The terms of service for EA digital distribution platform Origin contain a reference to possible account deletion after two years of inactivity.

“If you have not used your Entitlements or Account for twenty four (24) months or more and your Account has associated Entitlements, your Entitlements will expire and your Account may be cancelled for non-use,” section 5 of the service’s user agreement terms states.

Entitlements in this context apparently refers to “paid and free downloadable content, unlockable content, digital and/or virtual assets, rights of use tied to unlock keys or codes, serial codes and/or online authentication of any kind, in-game achievements and virtual or fictional currency”, but of course, if your games are tied to your account and it gets canceled, well.

You probably don’t need to get too excited about this. Terms of service almost always include a bunch of worst-case scenario allowances that never get used and wouldn’t stand up in a court of law. For example:

“EA reserves the right to refuse your request(s) to acquire Entitlements, and EA reserves the right to limit or block any request to acquire Entitlements for any reason. We do not guarantee that any Content or Entitlement will be available at all times or at any given time or that we will continue to offer particular Content or Entitlements for any particular length of time. We reserve the right to change and update Content and Entitlements without notice to you.”

Which basically means EA can cut you off from your purchases whenever it feels like it – which it will almost certainly never do unprovoked. Still, if you’ve jumped on board the EA train, you may want to remember to check in with your purchases once every two years.

Thanks, Shack.

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25 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    And that’s exactly why I hate you…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Lloytron

    If I haven’t played a game in 2 years, then I’m probably not going to. Having said that, if I’ve paid for it then I should damn well have the right to play it after 50 years if I want!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1

    D2d uses, Onlive does the same thing. You can just log in to the service and you are good. 2 seconds entering your email and password. Its just soooooo difficult my head hurts trying to wrap around the difficulty. Its the same thing as leaving my crap at a friends house after two years and they deciding to chuck it because I failed to go get it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DSB

    Or they could just not delete the stuff you paid for. That shouldn’t be too hard either.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Yeah because they have the servers to support people that don’t care for their games enough to log in. How hard is it to freaking log in. Its not like yu are going through the airport to get your game.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Xuchilbara

    I don’t see this as a big deal… 2 years? If I haven’t played a game in 2 years, there is a reason.

    Also, its not saying it will delete the game, just the account name… And I think thats a good thing, so you dont have people named Fantus 4352245…. Plus, your Origin ID will be the same for every game through EA, so I would imagine you will be logging in whenever you play an EA game

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ruckus

    Nice spam – the little house and clouds actually cheered me up. Unlike the obvious bleak house that is our digital future. :/

    /remembers ascii house: ^_^

    #7 4 years ago
  8. JimFear-666

    i have read somewhere that EA will delete your game from your account after a certain time. Which mean that if you have uninstalled the game and you wanna replay it after this time you will have to buy it again. But i dont know if it was only rumors.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @8

    Really that is news to me.

    ““If you have not used your Entitlements or Account for twenty four (24) months or more and your Account has associated Entitlements, your Entitlements will expire and your Account may be cancelled for non-use,” ” RIght there, the first freaking sentence.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. hitnrun

    So I can buy an “entitlement” with Origins, or a game somewhere else.

    And, yes, they do “have the servers.” It takes a few Kb to track an account’s basic information and which games it has bought. And if they didn’t, that would mean they *actually intend* to wipe accounts to save space, as you suggest, making the service an absolute no-sale.

    I doubt they actually would wipe after just two years, but that doesn’t make it unreasonable to demand my games – you know, the ones I bought – be available forever regardless of how often I log into a service. Modern life already involves enough time wasting red tape without having to do bookkeeping for a multibillion dollar corporation to save them some money. They’re not my friends and I don’t care about their convenience or profit margins.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    Again if you aren’t logging in within two years they aren’t going to keep your info simple as that. People are they whinning about every single thing that people do. Takes two seconds to freaking log in. Every time you buy a game you are leasing it, you actually don’t own rights to it.

    “I have to Log in WHAT?! No I am just going to bitch and moan about logging in. ” Yesh Onlive has the 2 year term where they delete your account if you don’t log in and they also only lease the game for 3 years. YOu pay 60$ for 3 years. Direct 2 Drive does the 2 year to log in as well.

    SO if you want to keep your shit safe buy physical media thats your only way. Even that will eventually be phased out.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DarkElfa

    OMFG Phoenix, get out of Origin’s asshole, yes, we get it, you’re Origin’s #1 white knight, you’ve been defending Origin like it was your creation ever since the first negative word was said against it on this site.

    Now STFU already, no matter how much you defend it, EA still isn’t going to send you any damned cookies.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. GrimRita

    EA really arent doing themselves any favours with its ‘new’ DD service. First they piss gamers off by removing their games from Steam (Yes it IS their fault), then forcing Origins on the gaming market, followed up with this crap.

    I’ve some games that I havent played for years but its great to reinstall them, especially during quiet release periods – I still play Empire at War(2006), World In Conflict(2007) for example and its great that Steam will still let me download and install them when I want.

    @11 If you paid in full for a car then for whatever reason you dont drive it for 2 years and the day you want to drive it, you find its been taken away – you wouldnt be happy?

    It’s this kind of behaviour from EA that will see more of their games just get pirated. EA are walking a dangerous path and let me state it now, if EA ever take a game away from me, I WILL see them in court…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Yoshi

    @3 It might not be difficult but it’s an extremely annoying inconvenience.

    It’s not like they would be losing that much money or anything, oohh a little server space to store files of remember an account and its content O.M.G…

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @13

    Why do people always make video games into a car metaphor. Yes if you left a car in a single place it would be taken away because people would assume its stolen or the owner doesn’t care about it so they would call the cops or have a tow truck come to get it and the owner would have to pay for it. Or you might even be lucky enough for someone to steal it because the thief noticed no one has driven it for 2 years.

    @12

    “Now STFU already, no matter how much you defend it, EA still isn’t going to send you any damned cookies.”

    Actually they did its called my scholarship for my program.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. fan6

    “Which basically means EA can cut you off from your purchases whenever it feels like it – which it will almost certainly never do unprovoked. Still, if you’ve jumped on board the EA train, you may want to remember to check in with your purchases once every two years.”

    Steam’s Terms also state that they can cancel your account for any reason they feel like, nobody’s complaining about that

    #16 4 years ago
  17. viralshag

    I love Origin and EA stories. People get so worked up about it.

    @12, To be fair, he isn’t really “defending” Origin here, just pointing out that it really isn’t a big deal to log in to a service every now and then. I would agree with him, I find it amazing how PC gamers get so inconvenienced over… well, everything it seems. It’s a few clicks and some typing…

    @13, The car thing doesn’t work, you’re paying full price for the game but you don’t own it. It’s the same for most online distributors. Steam and Origin are both “subscriptions” in which you could lose your account, or what you have “bought” at any time with no guarantee of being able to use it.

    Like the article said, they have to cover themselves for all the “worst case scenarios.” Digital “ownership” seems to be a really dodgy subject, I am starting to think it is better to just get physical media.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DSB

    @5 EA has supposedly shot down the story, but you’d have to be pretty naive to even consider an excuse that stupid :P

    Storing a bit of information on a server is hardly a major drain on any kind of business. Which EA has essentially just confirmed themselves.

    Do fanboys get a discount on Origin by any chance?

    @17 One of the primary reasons why digital is essentially eradicating the brick and mortar market is convenience.

    Generally you’ll be able to get a game far cheaper from a mailorder, but for most people it just isn’t worth it, compared to having a game online, whenever you need it, no matter when that might be. And whenever you do, it will be fully updated.

    You’re certainly welcome to scoff at convenience, but essentially it means absolutely everything for digital delivery. That’s why these services constitute the biggest reduction in piracy in the last two decades, and why Steam has come out on top. Have you tried finding a friend on Impulse? That’s pain.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    Well because some of you love to sit behind your monitors and make people feel two inches tall, because you always think you have stuff figured out.

    Let me ask you simply:

    What if your in the military and deployed?

    Of course I can think of other reasons too, but the point I am making is just because something is no big deal for YOU, doesn’t mean that someone else feels the same way you do.

    2 years seems reasonable to me, but it also seems reasonable to me to not allow it to expire at all. We are talking about a very small amount of data storage. Not like they are storing your entire game libary(installed) server side. Just your account credentials and what liscences your have.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Fin

    @19

    Eh? Tours rarely extend past 18 months (average < 12).

    Don't see what the fuss is – you'll lose your Gmail account if you don't log in for nine months. Think it's six months with MSN. Twenty-four months is aaages.

    But at the end of this day, it's really Origin bad Steam good.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DSB

    An email account is active 24/7, the same can hardly be said for a store account that isn’t being used.

    Not to mention the fact that e-mail services generally aren’t profitable to begin with, but with a store you actually have a reason to keep people around.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    @fin

    I know people that have gone over two years. Rotations keep getting longer and longer for some :(

    #22 4 years ago
  23. viralshag

    @18, I can’t say I have tried finding a friend on Impulse; mainly because I’ve never used it because I have Steam. Digital purchases certainly are more convenient and I never buy any PC games in-store these days. I’m not sure where I even questioned the convenience of buying digital, I just don’t see the great inconvenience of having to log into a service once in a while.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. TVs Everywhere

    People saying nobody should ever be inconvenienced by this are just stupid. There’s countless reasons why people wouldn’t log into their account for four years, and nobody has any right to deny them any game they’ve already paid for just because they haven’t logged in their account in 2 years. And really, two years isn’t that much at all. 2 years is 2009. Go try and think to yourself what games you haven’t played in 2009. Are those games sitting unplayed because you didn’t like them? Of course not. They’re probably games you finished and liked very much. You’re saying nobody will ever be able to go back to older games they liked and re-play them after a few years?

    Stop kissing EA’s ass, people. This is a terrible policy and shouldn’t be accepted or encouraged. People not logging into a service for 2 years isn’t the problem, it’s EA trying to delete people’s accounts after that amount of time. No other company does that and nobody SHOULD do that.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. revolting

    People appear to be blissfully ignoring the wording of the (admittedly quite leading) article in their EA is Evil furor, and mis-reading this as “EA is going to delete your games if you don’t touch them often enough, or even whenever they feel like like it.”

    While I’m not a fan of many of EA’s actions, this is not at all what they are saying here. This quite clearly says your ACCOUNT needs to be active, not individual games. So, effectively, every time you do anything in your account, it keeps all your content active. As long as you’re doing some thing in there, even if it’s just log in to change your password, you’re keeping your account and all associated content active. Not just the game you are playing right now. As long as your account is active, you’re good.

    “People not logging into a service for 2 years isn’t the problem, it’s EA trying to delete people’s accounts after that amount of time. No other company does that and nobody SHOULD do that.”

    This is so blissfully ignorant it’s unreal. Dead account purges happen all the time in many businesses. Do you seriously think organisations have unlimited capacity to store information on everyone who is no longer using their services, as well as those who are active customers? Of course not. Clearing out abandoned accounts after x years of complete inactivity is standard practice. The key words here are “dead account” and “complete inactivity”. Nobody is going to lose anything if they have an active account.

    #25 4 years ago

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

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

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

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

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

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

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

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

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

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

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

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

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

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

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

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

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

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

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

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

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

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

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

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

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

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

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

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

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

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

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

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

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

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

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

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

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

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

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

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]