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Quantic Dream: €10 million lost from second hand Heavy Rain sales

Monday, 12 September 2011 09:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has said that the French developer has lost upwards of €10 million in second hand sales from Heavy Rain.

The exec told GI.biz that second hand sales for the Sony-published thriller were caused by the recent recession.

The game’s sold 2 million units to date so far.

“I would say that the impact that the recession had, especially on AAA games on console, was the rise of second hand gaming. And I think this is one of the number one problems right now in the industry,” said de Fonduamiere.

“I can take just one example of Heavy Rain – we basically sold to date approximately two million units, we know from the trophy system that probably more than three million people bought this game and played it.

“On my small level it’s a million people playing my game without giving me one cent. And my calculation is, as Quantic Dream, I lost between €5 and €10 million worth of royalties because of second hand gaming.”

Heavy Rain released back in February 2010 for PlayStation 3. The next game from the studio will be published by Sony.

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39 Comments

  1. mongbatstar

    You can’t have lost what you never had.

    Besides, second hand sales happen in every kind of business sector – why should the games industry be any different?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. sleepyfox

    Well, mister “I lost 10 million”. People played your game, probably enjoyed. Perhaps now they even know you better as a developer.

    One used / borrowed game does not equal to one lost sale. There’s a reason for used markets. In all things.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. IrrationalGamer

    So what about the people who sold a different game in order to be able to purchase Heavy Rain? Do developers even think of this possibility?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. viralshag

    Is this guy for real? I bought this game second hand because, well, it was something I would never pay full price for.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. minxamo

    Stop selling games for £45 new then, games industry

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Freek

    And not to forget that allot of people borrow and trade games amongst friends, nothing wrong with that either.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @5: Seriously. It’s the price that gives room for this. If i can choose between 30€ new and 30€ used, i pick the new one.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Brenna Hillier

    Interesting to contrast this with Eric Brown’s comments on the Online Pass, describing it as “found revenue” and obviously delighted with anything it brings in.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Fin

    Garrr you people complain so much!

    Even if games were £20 new, people would still say “make games cheaper!!”. Does no one remember how much games were when the N64 came out?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    oh boo fucking hoo!!

    I am sick of this used games argument, you cant lost what you never where going to have! AND on the other hand heavy rain was fucking SHITE!!!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Freek

    Remember how nobody bought N64 games or Neogeo games because they cost an arm and a leg?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. dubya75

    G de F…Boohoo! Welcome to the world of second-hand trade! Have you never bought anything second-hand?
    You’ve now shown us all how you don’t give a shit about us gamers or even games itself, all you care about is filling you pockets with your precious little pennies.
    What you’ve failed to see is that those million gamers who either borrowed or bought the game second-hand will be more likely to buy your next title outright (if they enjoyed Heavy Rain that is) which is a hell of a lot more valuable in the long run than short term revenue.
    You don’t seem to grasp the value of simply getting your games in as many consoles as possible.
    You’re a greedy cat and a piss poor CEO and I hope you fail!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @12: He’s the CEO, not the director or anything. Like any CEO, he doesn’t give a shit about his product.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. viralshag

    @9, “Even if games were £20 new, people would still saw “make games cheaper!!””

    That’s just wrong. People who pay on average £30 for the exact same, if not better (in some cases) game on the PC, do not seem to complain and £40-45 is on the high end. Not to mention the extortionate retail costs in other places of Europe.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I only bought Heavy Rain as I had the money from trading another game in, so it’s swings and roundabouts Guillaume de Fondaumiere.

    I’ve also bought games secondhand (such as LA Noire) and then bought all the DLC for them.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. horse

    I rented it from lovefilm, I suppose that comes up as a second hand sale for him.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

    @16 – oh great, half the games i play now are supposedly “stealing” -_-

    #17 4 years ago
  18. viralshag

    So, borrowing from friends and renting… probably something gamers do a lot. I wonder how much those two things add to the million people that “didn’t pay” for the game?

    Anyone else think he should have thought a little more before he made such a silly statement?

    I would be that surprised if game discs start getting the Mission Impossible treatment and simply blow up once you finish the game of after a certain amount of hours. That would certainly cut down the pre-owned market.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. sg1974

    @9 Exactly. I paid 45 squids for a game fifteen years ago. In real terms, that means they cost less than half as much now than they did then.

    Gamers, stop fucking whining that you want everything free or dirt cheap. If your boss told you that your pay is being cut in order to cut the price of the products or services you produce you’d be pissed.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ultramega

    Ouch. Well I bought it new.

    Amazing game that deserves the support, too.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Clupula

    Seriously, people stop whining like a bunch of little girls with skinned knees? You people obviously don’t remember Phantasy Star 4 and Virtua Racing being $100 new on the Genesis.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. darksied

    @19 and @21
    That’s freakin’ right. I remember going to a K-B Toy Store back in the day to get a copy of Final Fantasy 2 for snes. They had it, but they had it priced at like $79.99 or something close to that. It was insane, because the retail value is $60 or so. I remember back then they just charged whatever they wanted based on how rare/how it would sell. I know this isn’t what you guys in other countries probably had to deal with, but it’s still crappy.

    Seriously people, stop and think. There’s been a lot of inflation since then (1990 or so) and games still cost the same. Verdict? You’re paying less now than you did then. Don’t believe you’re owed something just because you’re special; you’re not. Gamers have been paying more for a long time.

    Back on topic though, there’s ways to combat used game sales. This is what I would do: Certain game models (single player only, etc) should have a certain number of weeks/months at full price. Heavy Rain, for example, should have been $60 for about 2-3 months, then it should have dropped in price by $20. Even selling a new copy for $40 is better than having someone buy a used copy for that much. It should have stayed at that until/if they decide to make a GOTY/Greatest Hits version. I’m pretty sure anyone seeing a used copy and a new copy for the same price will go for the new one.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Joe Musashi

    Gotta say I have no sympathy with gamers that cry when being charged half a buck for something optional yet scream how greedy developers are when they’re out of pocket by a few million.

    And yes, games today are cheaper than they were 10 years ago or more. Yet they have far higher production standards and far more content too.

    JM

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Noddy Jnr

    Have any of you actually bothered to read what the guy was saying.
    If you do some simple easy maths, You’ll be able to see that he is not saying that all used game sales would equal full retail sales.

    Sold 2 million, over 3 million registered trophies

    He says they lost 5 – 10 million in sales.

    Let do some quick maths. 5 million divided by 1 million is £5 a game. So what he is trying to say is if used game market didn’t exist, then a small percentage of those people buying used games would pay for the game.

    So stop complaining. Look at it from the developers point of view. People are playing their game without paying them to do so. From that point of view its exactly the same as if you had pirated the game.

    And I am not saying that I have never bought a used game. Because of course I have. I just agree that the used game market to a developer it is just as bad a piracy.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. aprotosis

    @24 If you look at how much money the studios make per game once you factor in all the publishing costs, etc, that is spot on for the million missing he is complaining about. He really is a pretentious shit.

    If he really thinks those are lost sales, then why doesn’t he make a system where each game is glues to only one PSN ID. If you want to play the game, you have to have bought it for full retail. That will show him what lost sales really looks like. I bet the vast majority of those people who played and didn’t pay simply live in the same flat.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Quiiick

    @22 What you suggest as a solution does in fact happen most of the time.

    I bought a brand new copy of “HEAVY RAIN” 7 months after release for £21 at Amazon. I have 31 games in my PS3 library so far and for ~90% of those games I never paid more than £15-25.

    But a 50% price-reduction already after 2-3 months (as you suggest) is way too early. 6 months is about right.

    Apart from multiplayer-modes (which I never play) there is no reason to buy a game as soon as it hits the market, IMO.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    @25

    THats not how it works in the real world. Infact Publishers just pay money for the actual cost of the product. They don’t give royalties or residuals to the company, they just give them a bigger cut up front.

    Only Developers that would be getting royalties and residuals is if they were like Bioware, Blizzard, Valve where you know the product will make millions.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Dralen

    It really is stupid. Game trading will always happen, even if the game retailers stopped doing it, it will still happen between friends and family and also on sites like ebay etc.

    Now maybe if they actually lowered the prices of their games, less people would resort to it.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. FeaturePreacher

    Too bad quantic dreams didn’t make an online component to the game. I guess this is just their offline penalty.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Kuwabara

    Better than any 360 crap released this gen labamba

    #30 4 years ago
  31. AHA-Lambda

    @30 – are you being fucking serious? Some people on this board have called me a ps3 fanboy and now its time for it to be an xbot?

    I admit i far prefer my ps3 to xbox but i ain’t a fanboy about it.

    Heavy rain was a god awful game, deal with it.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. MFBB

    Why was it awful?
    Not what you expected may be a better phrase.

    It was good for what it was.
    An interactive thriller movie.

    Not much “game” in that video game but it was well done and entertaining for one playthrough.

    I am looking forward to the sequel.

    Rented Heavy Rain and played it through within 2 days (3€/4$) so guess i am now a very bad evil person in the eyes of Quantic Dreams cause i should have given them 50€…

    #32 4 years ago
  33. AHA-Lambda

    @32 – probably because it had the worst written story i’ve ever seen in a video game that prides itself in being all about the story.

    In a game like this if the story falters it has nothing left and the story in heavy rain failed spectacularly. Plot holes that tanks can drive through and a head writer who clearly doesn’t have a fucking clue what he is doing.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. daytripper

    the writing was a disgrace at times, didnt stop me from enjoying tho

    #34 4 years ago
  35. OwningXylophone

    Lowering the cost of games will not eliminate the 2nd hand market, as the stores will offer the people trading in the game less, sell it right alongside the new one for £5 less than retail and people will still buy them as they are cheaper.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. IL DUCE

    It is BS though…why should GameStop make all the money? They give you nothing for them and sell it for at least double what they bought it from you for…and yeah maybe prices for new games should go down but I guess it really depends on the industry…if you wanna give the publisher credit and support them then buy the game new…if its a crap game and you’re unsure about it either rent it, buy it on sale as new or do the evil action of buying it second hand lol…I always buy the games that I wanna support brand new and rent anything I’m unsure about and if I wanna buy it before I beat it when renting it ill buy it…otherwise ill just send it back when I’m done

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Fin

    That’s my primary issue with preowned sales – retailers are doing it purely to rake in more money (it’s 100% profit once they’ve bought the game from the player). If there was a compromise, where the publisher/developer got a cut, I’d have absolutely no problem with it.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. darksied

    @26, yeah, good points, but my idea of lowering it a bit EARLY is for that VERY reason, to combat used game sales. If you lower the value by about 6 months after release, as you suggest, this is what most people do and it results in some lost sales (or no sales) because some of those people in the middle there bought it used. Lowering it early might seem risky, because you lower your profits, but it also means you control your prices and give people a better incentive to buy it new (i.e. cost is less). But I agree with most of your post.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Kuwabara

    @Labamba, I enjoyed the gameplay more than anything else and the feel of it. I enjoyed the story, was drawn in and felt some emotions along the way, with only 1 thing in the story not making sense to me, but the game is far from crap! and one of the best games i played last year.

    #39 4 years ago

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  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]