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Microsoft announces $30 Gears of War 3 “Season Pass”

Monday, 29 August 2011 18:29 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Microsoft’s announced a “Season Pass” for Gears of War 3 which will bundle all upcoming DLC for the game at a highly-discounted rate.

The pass will allow gamers to receive the first four DLC packs “over the course of the next year,” with a planned release of November for the first pack.

According to Microsoft, those who purchase the Season Pass will get a 33 percent discount on the regular price of the four DLC packs against buying them separately.

As an additional bonus, all Season Pass purchasers will receive an “exclusive Liquid Metal Weapon Set” for free.

The Season Pass will be available for purchase from September 20, the same day as the game’s release date. It’ll cost 2400 Microsoft Points.

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37 Comments

  1. AHA-Lambda

    wow, i liekthe idea of a season pass but $30 – $45 is abit much aint it? $15 map packs incoming? =/

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    Gotta love it, 60usd plus 30usd(season pass) = 90usd games. Nice.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    MS is on a roll with over expensive Season Passes. Still better than £80 one for AoE Online though.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. TheKeyPit

    epicgames states “Adding hours of campaign and multiplayer mayhem, these game add-ons will be must-haves for any “Gears” fan”

    I’m sold!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Hcw87

    It’s only 600 MS points per map pack, half of what the CoD map packs costs. Why the rage?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. HeavyD-Love

    Too much pre-release DLC being planned (and announced) if you ask me.

    I like id’s comment on dlc. They’re going to wait and see what the gamers like about the game before deciding on what DLC to produce. THAT’S how it should be.

    If you’re planning DLC prior to even retail release, put it on the disc like it should be (aka stop ROBBING us), or shut your fucking mouth and announce it at least a month after retail release.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. minxamo

    There is so fucking much wrong with this…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Wait, if $30 is a 33% discount off the four DLC packs, doesnt that mean without it, those packs come up to $90? …Four DLC packs for that much? I’m sure someones math here is wrong.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. ultramega

    @6
    Agreed. And that is why id will continue to get my money.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DaMan

    #6 These are map packs. What should they wait and see about? They feel that the amount of work put into creating the content justifies selling them separately.

    How do you know they could ship those alongside the game, what if they just can’t meet the deadline?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. HeavyD-Love

    ^
    And the cost is justified as people are happy to pay extra.

    To your second point I reply with……..Valve’s Portal 2 FREE DLC. Key word being FREE.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DaMan

    Are they forcing you to buy it? They don’t, it’s optional. They develop it, they make the rules. I’m not even getting this game. People pay $60 for plenty of titles I wouldn’t spend half of that on, but i’m not calling them idiots. Or is $60 some kind of unwritten rule? I don’t think so.

    Valve ‘s made enough off L4D2 ;)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Hcw87

    This is nothing new at all, don’t see why there’s so much negativity. There’s bound to be several map packs anyway, since there’s alot of focus on its multiplayer, so what’s so bad about getting to pay LESS for them? People seem to rage about everything these days, quite sad.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Caleb_LK

    @8 They are saying you get all the DLC for 800msp instead of 1200msp hence a reduction of 33.3%

    #14 3 years ago
  15. HeavyD-Love

    @13. Personally what i think is quite sad is how people such as yourself judge those speaking the truth about how most DLC is overpriced as “raging” or “complaining”. I know the next persons retort, “nobody’s forcing you to buy it”. Well I want it. And it should have been on the original disc (in most cases, granted not all) in the first place. But because of the modern day money making DLC loop hole, suddenly people have accepted that $120 for all game content is the new norm and even defend developers for going this route.

    This is what’s “quite sad” to me sir.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Hcw87

    @15

    It’s 600ms points per pack (if it’s 2400 for all 4 that is)

    How is that expensive? Most DLC’s these days cost 800 to 1200, so you make no sense at all. The only reason you seem mad is because they’ve announced that they’re going to release DLC in the future, and how can that come as a surprise? Every single serious multiplayer game these days release DLC at some point, and announcing it beforehand can’t be a bad thing, now can it?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. drewbles82

    hmm maybe wait then for the game of the year edition, save even more money, not in any rush, got plenty of other games 2 finish.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. HeavyD-Love

    @16….I was going off comment #14 and did 1200 ($15) x 4 = $60. If it’s half that, then I feel much better about all this. I’m confused about the factual numbers though. Can somebody please clarify or do we even know yet?

    P.S. I still think DLC is a scam… ;)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Caleb_LK

    @18 @16 Woops for some reason I thought there were three pieces of DLC when I worked it out, are they charging 900msp each then :/

    #19 3 years ago
  20. frostquake

    OR..WAIT FOR IT…wait about a year and buy the GOTY with ALL the DLC for $19.99 US…LOL..but we all know GEAR HEADS, will cut off their right Nip and hand it over with the keys to their car and house, along with the $90 US..LOL.. Notice I didn’t say they would turn over their first Kid too, because lets face it, Gear Heads don’t have time to make babies, they can’t waste time on such frivolities as baby making!! They got Gears to Grind!!

    ROFL!!! Season Pass..Wait didn’t Apple Sell Season Passes too? Maybe they own the Copyright to that name as well as “Apps”…LOL

    #20 3 years ago
  21. drewbles82

    I try to get on my xbox as much as possible but with having a life and a girlfriend, it takes a while to complete a game. I use to buy games all the time first day release and then i ended up with over 30 games all incomplete.
    Now i do one at a time til i finish it, save so much money waiting for GOTY editions and half price DLC, arcade games.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Gekidami

    Didnt LA Noire have something like this, only it offered all of the DLC for that single price? That seems better than just a discount, i mean this looks like a trap to me (“Its a trap!”): Say you buy this same day the game comes out, then some time later you get the first DLC pack, and decide that you’ve had enough of the game for whatever reason. Well you’re pretty much forced to buy the other 2 packs because you’ve already paid a part of their price in advance. If you dont get them, you wasted your money.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DaMan

    Doesn’t Gears offer both SP, Co-op, competitive MP and a horde mode for the same price as LA Noire? What kind of dlc was that? Are pointless comparisons pointless?

    Do you even understand what’s wholesale? Try buying some food in huge quantity at the local store then tell them you only feel like getting half of it.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. LOLshock94

    first map pack coming out a month before release? WOW thats waaaaaaayyyyyyy to early i was hoping sometime after xmas

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ^Exactly.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Gurdil

    @8 Yeah your maths are wrong! oO
    A 33% discount leads to a price of 30$, which means 30$ is 77% of the “normal” price. Therefore, the price without the discount would be 38.96$ (well I guess you could round it to 40$)

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

    So you spend 2400 points on a pass, to get a 1200 point map pack for 800… saving you 400 points… 4 maps announced, so thats a total saving of 1600 points…

    How much was that pass again?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. DrDamn

    @26
    It’s very confusingly presented. You can interpret it as you pay $30 to get the discount or by paying the $30 up front you effectively get the discount. It must be the latter as the alternative would be madness. So you pay 2400MSP for 4 map packs which would normally cost 3600MSP – i.e. 900MSP each.

    Better value for the fans, and helps retain your customer base whilst you release regular packs to keep it fresh. Only something I’d ever consider for a couple of games personally.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Gurdil

    @28 I didn’t understand the first interpretation sorry. Pay 30$ to get the discount? I, for one, understood the info as your second interpretation (even if I don’t know the current MSP/$ rate, so I’ll trust you on this).

    Edit: Shame on me, I read my previous comment again and it’s totally wrong! 30$ (2400MSP) would actually be 67% of the normal price, not 77% oO sorry about that. So the normal price tag would be 45$ (3600MSP)

    #29 3 years ago
  30. freedoms_stain

    I don’t get the issue people are having with this. dlc is expected for this type of game, a guarantee of support for a minimum of 4 map packs is not a bad thing, most of the dlc maps for Gears 2 were good if not great, I found the value worth the cost even though I only play horde.

    Now being told you can save cash by paying up front, boo fucking hoo?

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DrDamn

    @29
    I think this is confusing …

    “According to Microsoft, those who purchase the Season Pass will get a 33 percent discount on the regular price of the four DLC packs against buying them separately.”

    Those who purchase the Season Pass will save money, saying they will get a discount implies they still have to buy the DLC – but get a discount on it.

    @30
    Partly the confusion above and partly the people who don’t get what DLC is about. They paid their $60 so they deserve and are entitled to the moon on a stick.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gurdil

    @31 Oh ok I didn’t think about that but you’re right, it is confusing.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. OrbitMonkey

    What I find bizarre is the the fact your SPENDING money to get a DISCOUNT. So after totaling up what you save, then adding the 2400 point asking price, how much have you really saved?

    I bet your breaking even, but hey you get a liquid metal skin… cool :)

    #33 3 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @33
    It’s the bad wording – you get all the DLC included in the initial 2400MSP spend. You aren’t paying to get a discount on subsequent purchases.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. OrbitMonkey

    Cheers for that DrDamn that makes a lot more sense ;)

    That’s actually a pretty good idea, it’d be nice if MW3/BF3 offered this, cuz you know their both gonna have a shit ton of dlc o_O

    #35 3 years ago
  36. mojo66

    A Season pass if fine. I’d buy all gears content, but its a little sad that the pass wasnt bundled with the epic and limited editions of the game. I’d prefer a pass than a figurine. DLC is great to have for any game… but its no after thought with game companies.. and same day release is a bit of an insult and injury to the stand alone game… as some one has stated in a previous post.. the cost of the game and dlc 2400… Its far from a cheap title and I think pre order sales has brought this idea forward for gross sales figure on the first day. Sad in many ways.
    To really honour fans.. why dont they think about rewarding previous gears owners.. who bought gears and gears 2 limited edtion etc.. and people who put hours into the game completing all achievements etc. The golden lancer should definetly cross over for sure. Just a little something. Remember the first gears giving free multiplayer maps? Was a feather in the cap.

    I Think I’ll cancel my epic pre order and get the basic edition with the DLC

    TC all

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Didact

    @drewbles82 And is it really going to win GOTY? It’s good and all, but there are some far better titles this year.

    #37 3 years ago

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  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]