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Gamescom 2011- Sony conference sees PS3 drop to £199

Tuesday, 16 August 2011 17:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

During Sony’s gamescom press conference a newer model PSP was announced for $99, along with PS3 being cut globally to $249/€249. Check out highlights from our liveblog below.

Sony presser highlights


PS3 price-cut goes into effect immediately for $249/£199/€249.

PS3 installed base in Europe sits at nearly 22 million units.

A new PSP model is coming out and will run you $99.

Essentials will now be priced at $9.99£9.99/€9.99.

InFamous 2: Festival of Blood hitting PSN in October.

Resistance on Vita is now known as Resistance: Burning Skies. Does not star Grayson or Hale.

Skype and Foursquare were confirmed for Vita.

Assassin’s Creed, Rayman Origins, Lumines, Asphalt, MJ: The Experience and Dungeon Hunter,Call of Duty, Dust 514 all coming to Vita.

Escape Plan and Reality Fighters announced.

Amazon broke the news of a PS3 price-cut earlier today before Sony could announce it. However, the listing was pulled, so we had to wait on the official announcement from the firm to confirm it. The cut is effective immediately, so if you have been holding out on one, hop to it.

Ubisoft also announced its Vita line-up before Sony had the chance. The firm said Assassin’s Creed for the handheld would be released in 2012, and to expect Rayman Origins, Lumines, Asphalt, Michael Jackson: The Experience and Dungeon Hunter for it as well.

The European market

Sony Europe’s Andrew House took the stage, to chat about how important the European market is to Sony, and talk about how during the presser the firm would take a look at what is “now, new, and next,” and discuss how it plans to continue to challenge the industry with “new innovation, new technology.”

He also mentioned how Sony is focusing on connected devices and who it is exploring this with PSN as “connected devices will be key to our future.” He also talked about how the firm’s network is a point of access to a variety of services like Vidzone, MUBI, video delviery service, Qoricity and more.

“The consumer is in control like never before,” he said.

House then went on to introduce Jim Ryan, his upcoming replacement as president of SCEE, as House is now SCEI president in Tokyo from September 1. Kaz Hirai will become chairman.

Ryan took the opportunity to touch upon Vita and its SIXAXIS motion technology, front and rear cameras, and its two models: wi-fi and 3G. He also discussed Near, Party, and Live Area which is the social aspect for the handheld. FourSquare, Facebook and Twitter are all optimised for Vita, as well as a trophy application for Vita and PS3.

The group messaging app will allow messaging between PSN pals, and all Vita games will be available on the PS Store, as well as currently available PSP titles.

“Vita will enjoy an always-connected experience,” he said before introducing a video showing how all these social options for Vita work which displayed the phrases: “Challenge everywhere. Compete Everywhere. Never Lose Touch with your Friends. Join Forces, whoever you are.”

WipeOut was briefly shown the video.

Resistance: Burning Skies for Vita

“The consumer is in control like never before.Vita will enjoy an always-connected experience.”

Sony WWS came on stage to demo Resistance: Burning Skies for Vita, which is a “brand new experience we’ve made with Insomniac.” The demo shown took place on Ellis Island and with fireman Tom, not Grayson or Hale, who uses his fireaxe via the touch-screen to chop up Chimera.

The game takes place when the Chimera started its invasion of the US seen in Resistance 2. There’s a new cover system in the game which is automated and it doesn’t lock to the player. While you’re in cover, you can throw grenades using the touch screen.

A brand new weapon called the Chimera chain-gun was demoed, along with the Chimera trying to burrow into a US lab. It’s part of a playable demo on floor at gamescom.

Vita’s touch screen

Michael Denny, vice president of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, came on stage to introduce the touch section of Vita, which showed LittelBigPlanet, and how parts of the real world can be used in the game using Vita’s cameras.

Dani Naurben and John McLaughlin from WWS came on stage to show a new Vita title called Reality Fighters, which is an AR game.

Andy House and Jim Ryan came on stage to demo it, with their in-game avatars fighting each other – each one shaped like both. House gave Ryan a hammer blow, and they both continued fighting until Ryan lost.

Escape Plan

Michael Denny came back out to introduce another new title for Vita called Escape Plan, where you must help the characters Lil and Laarg escape by any means. They look like little balloon people of sorts.

The main goal of the game is not to die, and they can die in silly ways such as tripping over or getting bunted into the air and smashed by a safe. It looked rather interesting.

Third-parties and PSP for $99

Ryan came back onto the stage to announce FIFA for Vita, as well as Ubisoft’s six titles Assassin’s Creed, Rayman Origins, Lumines, Asphalt, MJ: The Experience and Dungeon Hunter. Others include Call of Duty, Dust 514 and Assassin’s Creed was dated for 2012.

He also announced a a new PSP model which will run you $99/£99/€99/AUD $140. Essentials priced at $9.99£9.99/€9.99 as well.

Move takes the stage

“PlayStation 3 is as relevant now as it is now, and one such experience only possible on PS3 is Move,” said Denny.

There’ll be full Move functionality in FIFA 12, as well as the new game Move Fitness coming later this year.

“We have great visual titles coming out his year,” he added.

DanceStar Party was shown, and even Diversity came on stage to dance.

PS3, InFamous 2: Festival of Blood, Uncharted 3

“PlayStation 3 is as relevant now as it is now, and one such experience only possible on PS3 is Move,” said Denny.

PS3 installed base in Europe sits at nearly 22 million units, said Denny.

A Resistance 3 video was shown with a girl talking about Grayson’s trip to New York in order to stop the Chimera threat. It was rather nice trailer, and of course the game is out September 6 in the US and September 7 in Europe.

InFamous 2: Festival of Blood was announced, and its slated for release in October on PSN. It’s a brand new experience, and it sees vampires rampaging across New Marais. Cole has been attacked, and he only has one night to find a cure.

Jim Ryan also welcomed Naughty Dog’s Arne Myer who showed an Uncharted 3 demo featuring Drake and Elena in an airfield. It was part of the demo shown to the press at E3 this year.

Drake asked Elena to take the jeep and get out of danger, the enemy spotted him, she took him to a plane, he got on it through the wheels, and he and an enemy fought it out. Drake was almost pushed out of the plane. The demo ending with him hanging on for dear life as cargo from the plane’s bay was falling towards him.

Ryan took the stage once more to announce that the 3D TV announced at E3 is coming to Europe so folks can enjoy many things including UC3 with the tech and costs €499 Euros and comes with two pair of 3D glasses.

Andrew House then came back on to announce today’s global PS3 price-cut of $249/€249.

Pat since confirmed that PS3 will cost £199 in the UK effect immediately.

Australians will have to wait until August 22 to benefit from the cut, with SCE Australia confirming an AUD $350 price tag for the 160GB, and AUD $450 for the 320 GB – an AUD $150 drop on both.

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46 Comments

  1. NoxNoctisUmbra

    new SLIM? cheaper PS3? I wonder if they show a new game! Maybe updated PSN? wohooo

    #1 4 years ago
  2. NoxNoctisUmbra

    WOOT!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Sini

    Show me sony why i should not buy a 3ds instead during the holidays

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Watching the live video. Pat, do something so we can see you!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. CaptKillsteal

    A release date for Vita will be nice, but I doubt I’ll buy one until they announce MHF3 is being released in the US.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. El_MUERkO

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/08/16/watch-the-gamescom-press-conference-live/

    #6 4 years ago
  7. pha1r

    Anyone else hope they announce jak and daxter for ps3?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. distraet

    The official Swedish PS site did date PS Vita for February/March 2012 earlier today, but maybe we’ll get the exact date during the presser.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    Johnny should have expected a delay, they’re always late…

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    I’m not sure that something can surprise me or win me after “That” Battlefield 3 trailer. (Not even NC soft new game, unless i don’t know.. figs can fly)

    But VITA date and possibly new Quantic Dream game could be a good start.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Sini

    shit audio quality, holy fuck one boring ass suit then they bring another :(

    #11 4 years ago
  12. El_MUERkO

    LOL @ Jim’s shirt!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    He forgot to turn his mic off there.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. El_MUERkO

    And his mic is still on backstage, he ‘struggles with’ something, probably his horrendous sense of fashion…. BOOOSH!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Len

    Lol, exactly my first thought about his shirt.

    His wife is gonna kill him!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. el duderino

    Dude escape plan actually looks good

    #16 4 years ago
  17. El_MUERkO

    Full move interaction in FIFA 13 [pause for applause] … …. … … *silence*

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    Escape Plan – want!

    I like adventure games. Really appreciate Sony for making risk in these games.

    Sony you are gre…..

    Move fitness.

    OH COME ON………………. ??????

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 is the link not in there? I see it on this end.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. revolting

    @ Stephany It is there, yes.

    So far the Sony conference has not at all excited me, although I did like the look of Escape Plan.

    Slightly nonplussed at the revelation of yet another PSP model.

    Edited to add… first Move Fitness and now Diversity? Really, Sony? Trying extra hard to alienate core gamers this year?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. El_MUERkO

    I didn’t spot it at first.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. revolting

    Heh. Complete lack of reaction to Diversity says it all.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Fin

    @20

    “Alienate core gamers this year?”

    Ur, you do know Killzone released in Q1 and Resistance and Uncharted will both be released by the end of this year?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    infamous 2… vampires? ?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. revolting

    @23 I meant with that portion of this year’s presentation, obviously. You have to admit it was a fairly offputting jump to an excessively long jazzercise game followed by a dance routine.

    Thankfully, it was followed by a neat Resistance video and a bizarre inFamous 2 video… I love inFamous 2, and vampires are fun, but the two don’t belong together. Very weird.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. El_MUERkO

    Now that was fucking cool!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. onlineatron

    inFamous: Bloody Twilight best be akin to the Red Dead Zambie expansion. I want it to be completely redonk.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. funkstar

    that GO UP AND BOW stuff on the livestream as diversity finished and nobody clapped was pretty funny

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    Presentation was ok, but good to see the details on Vita. Everything else is meh at best…

    Uncharted 3 demo was nice. Much better then E3 demo.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. onlineatron

    Despite how awful the conference was, it’s pretty much sealed my desire to get a PSV. Escape Plan looks cool, Rayman Origins (and Lumines!), Resistance, LBP. All cool games that I’d like to own.

    Uncharted 3 looked amazing, natch, and the price-cut finally makes me able to buy a PS3 for Uni!

    #30 4 years ago
  31. El_MUERkO

    Resistance on the PSV was the first footage of a PSV game I have not been impressed by, hopefully it’s an early build.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. SplatteredHouse

    I liked the Resistance trailer, inspired by the artist. I didn’t like Sony showing how they get stuck playing catch-up when a third-party can’t/won’t throw them a bone, too.

    Almost everything else I wasn’t interested in, although Nathan Drake channeling his inner Bond (wasn’t that cargo ramp sequence torn wholesale from a JB film. I KNOW I’ve seen it before somewhere anyway), well it’s Uncharted. No complaints from me as I like the IP.

    Escape Plan did look fun, but I wanted to see more Gravity Daze. Not as much as a mention. :(
    If I had to grade this conference overall, it’d be a negative mark with a few very dispersed redeeming qualities. diversitylol.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Razor

    That was awful, one of the worst conferences I’ve ever seen.

    I feel bad for Johnny and Pat who couldn’t mute it or switch off :)

    #33 4 years ago
  34. revolting

    @32 yes, The Living Daylights, and I thought the same throughout the entire fight sequence.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. KAP

    @32

    Thats a bit harsh dude. The Uncharted 3 demo was fuckin epic.. I’d like to know how many scenes like that youve seen in a videogame, to that quality? not many.. be honest.

    Overall, the conference wasnt bad, wasnt great but wasnt bad though…

    #35 4 years ago
  36. SplatteredHouse

    I also had to laugh at the daft uses of “Only/Exclusive On” labels. I think at one point there was “Only on Move”, when the game had the Move name as part of the title. /o\

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Sini

    Vita main memory 512MB + 128MB. ’nuff said, they’ve learned from ps3 at least. Yes, more than either ps3 or 360. For a nice little handheld that’s some beast specs.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. onlineatron

    Am I the only one who thought Resistance 3′s entire art design should’ve been handled by Olly Moss? I hope he gets the bug and opts to do the art for another game.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Yoshi

    Ohhh Sony so damn close, but then you had to show us that horrible DanceStar Party trailer XD

    #39 4 years ago
  40. daytripper

    thought it was a bad conference apart from the excellent uncharted 3 showing

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Christopher Jack

    The conference itself was average at the best of times, but Sony definitely brought it when you go back & look at the features of their conferrable.
    * PS3 price drop
    * affordable PSP revision (anyone else puzzled by the lack of WiFi?)
    * new game announcements
    Being the big highlights.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    ^ I guess the wifi module must be pretty expensive. Thats why they cut it.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Erthazus

    Wi-Fi module is not very expensive.
    I think they just want to milk PSP.

    I think it’s a bad idea considering they have PS3 and Vita for 249.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Christopher Jack

    I think the new PSP would be perfect for kids but even better suited for developing countries in Asia, Africa & South America but will alienate current & previous users who owned digital content as did the PSP Go did to those who owned physical software.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Blerk

    It’s the 160gb PS3 at £199, right? Not the 320gb one?

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Luminator

    Wait a minute… Since when does one dollar equal one euro ?

    #46 4 years ago

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  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • 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 […]