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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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    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]