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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  5. minxamo

    Stop selling games for £45 new then, games industry

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Freek

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

    #6 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  11. Freek

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

    #11 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  16. horse

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

    #16 3 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

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

    #17 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  20. ultramega

    Ouch. Well I bought it new.

    Amazing game that deserves the support, too.

    #20 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  30. Kuwabara

    Better than any 360 crap released this gen labamba

    #30 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  34. daytripper

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

    #34 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago

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    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]