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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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    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]