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Battlefield 3 will not be sold on Steam due to Valve’s ToS

Saturday, 6 August 2011 19:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

As if there was any more doubt that Battlefield 3 wouldn’t be made available on Steam, EA has pretty much confirmed what we’ve all already figured all along – no dice (pun intended).

According to various tweets and forum posts by EA, pulled together by Joystiq, EA has said BF3, one of its biggest releases of the year, will skip out on a Steam release due to it restricting the firm’s “ability to directly support players.”

“Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. No other download service has adopted these practices.”

Like with the recent pulling of Dragon Age 2 from Valve’s service, EA has taken umberage with a section of Steam’s ToS agreement, which states publishers can only deliver updates,patches, and DLC hrough Steam instead of a game-specific client.

EA feels this is restrictive, and has pulled certain titles and refused to offer others on the service.

“We hope to work out an agreement where Steam can carry Battlefield 3; meanwhile, gamers can pick from the more than 100 digital retailers,” according to a forum post from the firm.

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40 Comments

  1. DarkElfa

    Whatever EA.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Talkar

    I do think Valve is being kinda weird about kicking both Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 off of steam due to the DLC not being purchasable through Steam. There are other games on Steam that does this, and they aren’t getting kicked. Why are Valve so focused on pissing on EA? o.O

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    Shame, I was looking forward to seeing how BF3 would turn out. I hope MW3 doesn’t completely flop.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    So you’re only going to get it if it’s on Steam??

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Erm, forgive this ignorant little console gamer, but does it matter where you download this? @ DSB, you think MW3 will/could flop?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Talkar

    @5
    I don’t mind using Origin to buy it. And for people saying “I have over 50-100 games on Steam, i want this game on Steam too”. I can just say that i have 224 games on Steam, and only 21 on Origin, still, i don’t mind using Origin. Competition is good for the consumers, why can’t people see this?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    I’d have thought that it wouldn’t really matter.

    Unless you’re just a big fan of Steam’s other functionality….

    …Whatever that is…

    *Only uses Stream to play StarCraft II*

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    thats very sad.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Talkar

    @7
    Pretty much same here, it’s nice to have all 3 versions of StarCraft 2 next to eachother :P (EU, US, KR)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. noherczeg

    Anyone knows something about retail releases? Will they be available to be downloaded + used through Origin?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Talkar

    @10
    Most likely. I’ve activated everything from BF2 and 2142 to Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm on there. All of the games i have on Origin (except for SWTOR and Alice: Madness Returns, are either bought retail or on Steam). So it would be weird imo to not make BF3 able to be activated on Origin.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. GwynbleiddiuM

    :| I FUCKING TOLD YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    #12 4 years ago
  13. deathgaze

    Battlefield 3 is already up on Origin, preorder bonuses and all. In fact, I prepurchased it today. I think people are overreacting to this whole Steam v Origin thing to a ridiculous degree. No, EA is not a competitor to Steam. EA only uses Origin for distribution of it’s own games (at least so far). What’s more, the platform is rather nice.

    I downloaded Origin a month ago to see what all the fuss was about and, wouldn’t you know, EA had already consolidated all my games using my email address. So, all the boxed EA games I had registered online already showed up on there, ready to download. How fantastic is that?

    Indeed, when I hopped on to get BF3 today, I found Battlefield Bad Company 2 and SimCity 4 Deluxe on there for five bucks apiece. I snapped them both up and BF:BC2 just finished installing.

    To put it succinctly: I like it.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Yoshi

    For a second there I thought this was going to be related to the competition, unfortunately not… just another QQ from EA blaming it all on Steam :P

    #14 4 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    EA forgot to mention in their PR bullshit that ‘no other publisher has an issue with Steam allowing them to interact with its customers, just us’….

    Its no big deal to Steam, lets face it. EA will be regretting this in a few years time

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DSB

    It’s obviously a matter of personal taste where you buy it. I’m not gonna jump clients simply because the one I use is left out, and especially not without any kind of incentive. I wouldn’t mind using Origin, it seems functional enough, but if EA are going to be making 30% extra, then I need at least 10% off for indulging them.

    @5 Definitely, I’d give it a 50/50 shot. I’m not too confident in Bowling seemingly listening to whiners on the internet instead of letting the studio make the game they think is the best one.

    They have two studios working on it, and the original designers left. That’s cause for skepticism on its own.

    I’m actually somewhat more interested in seeing how BF3 will turn out, for the simple reason that DICE can really only improve, while Infinity Ward can almost only disappoint based on their last games.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Yoshi

    @15, actually they’ll be regretting it in a few months when Battlefield 3 comes out, when they realise it didn’t sell as well as it could have if they opened it up to everywhere.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. hitnrun

    @16: It certainly won’t flop, but it could easily suck.

    The distinction being that the massive casual market now acts as some kind of dark matter of the gaming universe, exerting its own pull far beyond what people who actually like games can generate.

    Infinity Ward doesn’t really exist any more, so as far as I’m concerned CoD is over, but it will take a number of mediocre games (and a triumphant replacement franchise) before the larger market comes around to that point of view.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. LOLshock94

    Holy Fuckalukadingdong

    #19 4 years ago
  20. GrimRita

    After my experience with Alpha, they should just call it Bad Company 3 because thats exactly how it plays. I struggled to find any elements from previous BF outings that made it into BF3 (excluding prone!)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DSB

    @18 I’m purely talking about whether the game is going to be good or not. Numbers are numbers.

    The same thing goes for peoples perception of a game. As long as it sells 5-7 million, then it’s great, because you feel cool in liking it. It’s big enough to make you seem qualified for buying the hype, but it’s not too big. Once it reels in 20 million, then suddenly people become skeptical, and they start noticing people they don’t like, liking the things they do, and as such, it becomes uncool.

    Time will tell whether 40 employees more or less will make the difference for Infinity Ward. I’m not optimistic, but it still has a shot.

    It would be a shame if Sledgehammer got put on Modern Warfare fulltime though, I was looking forward to seeing their own project.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Yoshi

    @20, yeh same. Not to say the Bad Company series is bad or anything but I was looking for Battlefield 3, a sequel to Battlefield 2 not a sequel to Bad Company 2 :(

    #22 4 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    @16:

    Bowling has nothing whatsoever to do with decision making in the development of the game, btw. He’s basically just the PR guy.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. GrimRita

    I’ve just cancelled my pre-order as I wasnt impressed. EA can stick it up their arse and if the new CoD isnt a shoddy port on the PC, I will take a look.

    Bad Company 2 is shit with its lame hitboxes and bugs and although Bf3 was alpha, I found evidence to suggest that the hitbox problem is still in the game – which clearly points to it being a Frostshite game engine issue.

    And judging by all these ‘contests’, I predict the review scores to land 10/10 across the board for yet another average FPS attempt by DICE

    #24 4 years ago
  25. MrBambinoDent

    Valve are the ones losing here.
    BF3 doesn’t need Steam to sell especially with the PC version being superior to other platforms.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DSB

    @23 Fair enough, but he’s the guy conveying the messages. He’s seemingly jumping on every little complaint, and that doesn’t give me faith in a game. Either you know where you want to go or you don’t.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    “Valve are the ones losing here.
    BF3 doesn’t need Steam to sell especially with the PC version being superior to other platforms.”

    Somewhat disagree. EA will lose sales due to their arogance. Infact they have already lost one. Mine.

    But, no doubt the move hurts Valve too. And gamers too really. Its one of those things, a basic one infact. Give the consumers what they want. And a very large hunk of that consumer pie wants the game on Steam. Its just that simple.

    Its like Epic, remember when they bad mouthed the PS3, PSN, and Sony in general? I recall Cliffy stating he hated PS3 and that PSN was a mess. But they put games out for it anyways. Why? Because there are gamers that will only buy games if they are on PS3. Consumers drive this industry. Not greedy monopolistic suits that want more More MORE.

    I think EAs recent strong arming of Steam will bite them in the ass eventualy.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. DSB

    They’re gonna lose a few sales, but how many really? For the people who genuinely want the game, I don’t think clients or principles are going to stop them. It would be very interesting if people passed based on something like that though.

    I kinda doubt that it’ll make much of a dent. I think there are more consumers willing to pledge certain ethics than actually live by ‘em.

    I don’t think they’ll lose enough for it not to be worth it. They’re going to be able to parasitically pass their storefront through Impulse, D2D and GamersGate, while arguably gaining quite a few 100% margins on sales given that they have a good client, and hurting Steams marketshare in the process.

    Whatever small loss they might get, I reckon they’ll consider it an investment.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. OlderGamer

    DSB, pretty much. I won’t be buying their PC game. And I am sure others will also take a stand too. But prolly not enough people to make a difference at the end of the day.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    @26:

    Sure, he’s the IW mouthpiece and he’s paid to be the super-diplomat who makes everyone feel like their views are being listened to by IW.

    I wouldn’t say that he’s jumping on every complaint, though…

    If he was, I’ve got a big list that he can tell the rest of the team to get started on right now, lol.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 It’s a hard call I guess. If Black Ops is pulling 30% more individual users than Modern Warfare 2 at the moment, then it must be incredibly popular on consoles. On PC it’s been getting beat pretty severely.

    That makes me nervous when they start talking about changing the game to the tastes of the internet, because at least on PC, they’re still doing quite well. Personally I think Black Ops fucked up as much as it fixed, so I’d much rather hear folks from Infinity Ward going “Our game, our rules”.

    I guess I’m just shit out of luck if it’s pulling more than 30% more on the consoles, but I personally love the fact that MW2 is over the top, that it rewards people who play well in pretty spectacular ways, and that the weapons aren’t completely overproduced, which seems to be the flavor of the week. I basically want something just as crazy as MW2, not something that’s simply trying to claim an air of “sophisticatication” based on internet chatter. That sort of public posturing does nothing for nobody, just ask DICE.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. G1GAHURTZ

    Well, I’m really interested to see what they’ve done with the MP. All this talk of a re-worked killstreak system and putting much less focus on vertical play sounds like some pretty big changes.

    The MP aspect of Special Ops sounds like it’s a whole lot of fun too, but I suppose we all need to see more to get a better idea of the direction they want to go in.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. MrBambinoDent

    @OlderGamer
    I agree with you about the fact that this industry should be consumer centric but unfortunately things don’t go that way all the time.
    I for one will buy this game on PS3 or 360 because their online capabilities suit me well.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. GrimRita

    CoD will always remain crap on the PC so long as it remains a shoddy port. Although BC2 was supposed to be ‘designed’ for the PC, it also felt like a console port.

    Right now the genre is full of the same ol’ crap but with two major titles battling for the #1 spot. Its just the shame that quality is being sacrificed over PR BS

    #34 4 years ago
  35. arabassassin94

    who gives a shit everyone who complains is too lazy to buy a physical copy

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Edix

    @6, Talkar

    Competition between retailers is healthy. Competition between retailer and publisher is unhealthy. Steams TOS describes that it should have fair access to the content the publisher wants to sale (namely DLC) but the publisher wants to deliver content via in game to bypass the store. Not only is this anti-competitive it’s just rude. The reason steam has other games on there store that sells content in game but not on steam is (probably) because steam and said publisher came to an agreement to exclusivity for a time. After the time is up steam gets to sell the content too. All EA would have to do is do the same.

    @Article/Thread

    My only conclusion is at some point when Steam was handing over wads of cash to EA, from all the games they sold for them, they revived a paper cut. So, now, they want to avoid paper cuts. Namely by selling less game on Origin. But that’s just the first step in there fight against paper cuts. Phase 2 is to announce that Origin must be installed and all games must be connected to the internet at all times through it in order to play EA games. And it will require a subscription. If you don’t believe that is coming you’re fooling yourself.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. DUFFKING

    lol at all the people saying the won’t buy it because it’s not on steam.

    Just like nobody bought the PC version of MW2 because of the lack of dedicated ser-

    Oh wait they all fucking bought it anyway.

    Given that this is even less of an issue than that was, I expect this to influence the final purchase decisions of around 12 people. Probably less.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. GrimRita

    @37 I havent bought a single version of CoD/MW not because of the server issue but because IW etc are just lazy developers – much like DICE are becoming

    @35 – Excluding the major publishers, you try and purchase a PC game at retail that isnt on the budget label.

    Even if you buy a copy through an online retailer, you still need to install EA’s naff download service to play.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. DarkElfa

    Bullshit.

    EA knows Steam’s TOS very well and they’re purposely violating it in order to force Valve to kick the games off and make Valve look like the bad guy while ensuring Origin is the only DD service to carry their flagship titles.

    This is all EA’s doing and very much part of their plan to ensure Origin get’s it’s foot into the DD market.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. rjwarda

    Steam will not be selling Battlefield 3 because Microsoft Windows Live was jealous about how much money they were making on Marketing games. So, all they did was just pay Valve Steampowered to not sell this game on Steam. It sounds like jealousy to me to let you know, it just doesn’t sound right on why they would do this to Steam gamers, I mean Microsoft already has an Xbox, but why would they have Live for PC and try to get people to abandon Steam? If this game is that good, who knows what people who game on Steam would do…All we could do is pray for this game to be on Steam.

    #40 4 years ago

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    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 […]

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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