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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 3 years ago
  2. NoxNoctisUmbra

    WOOT!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Sini

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

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gekidami

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

    #4 3 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 3 years ago
  6. El_MUERkO

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

    #6 3 years ago
  7. pha1r

    Anyone else hope they announce jak and daxter for ps3?

    #7 3 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 3 years ago
  9. Gekidami

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

    #9 3 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 3 years ago
  11. Sini

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

    #11 3 years ago
  12. El_MUERkO

    LOL @ Jim’s shirt!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    He forgot to turn his mic off there.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. El_MUERkO

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

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Len

    Lol, exactly my first thought about his shirt.

    His wife is gonna kill him!

    #15 3 years ago
  16. el duderino

    Dude escape plan actually looks good

    #16 3 years ago
  17. El_MUERkO

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

    #17 3 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 3 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

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

    #19 3 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 3 years ago
  21. El_MUERkO

    I didn’t spot it at first.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. revolting

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

    #22 3 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 3 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    infamous 2… vampires? ?

    #24 3 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 3 years ago
  26. El_MUERkO

    Now that was fucking cool!

    #26 3 years ago
  27. onlineatron

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

    #27 3 years ago
  28. funkstar

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

    #28 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  34. revolting

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

    #34 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  39. Yoshi

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

    #39 3 years ago
  40. daytripper

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

    #40 3 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 3 years ago
  42. Gekidami

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

    #42 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  45. Blerk

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

    #45 3 years ago
  46. Luminator

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

    #46 3 years ago

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    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]