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Rumor: Apple holding Oct 5 press conference to announce iPhone 5

Saturday, 17 September 2011 16:03 GMT By Andrew Groen

Pocket Gamer is reporting that they have insider information leading them to believe that Apple is planning an October 5th reveal of their latest iPhone.

The press conference will supposedly take place on October 5th, with a full release of the platform about a week later.

We’ve known for a while that Apple was planning a new iPhone for this Fall, but as yet nobody has confirmed a launch date. This is the latest of many (many) rumors about the specific launch date.

As for whether this is just another outlet taking a wild guess and calling it a “substantiated rumor” that’s for you to decide.

Regardless, a new iPhone launch would be huge news for the video game industry so we’ll continue monitoring this to see if any concrete information comes up.

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32 Comments

  1. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Meh, I’m so hacked off with iTunes being shit I’ll go Android next time…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    @1 Let me welcome you to the gold early then. We have cookies.

    Whenever they release this, it’ll still be an overpriced, underpowered device with limited storage space, outdated technology and “new” features that have already been standard fare in most other smartphones for the greater part of a year.

    Does the iPhone have a proper notification system? No? Can you replace stock apps like music, browsers and even the keyboard with new ones that the phone can use as default? No? Can you completely redesign the frontscreen and support more than just boring rows of icons? No?

    I can admire the simplicity of it all a little, and the benefits of such an approach, but it’s still boring as fuck.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. GrimRita

    @2 you are right in what you are saying but Apple are fantastic at over charging for piles of shit that sell. However, credit goes to them for creating an entire new era of gaming/developing thus creating jobs.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    Yesterday I bought a cheap arse Huawei X1 for $99 outright to replace my broken $400 Samsung Galaxy S ($200 for parts & another $50 for labour, something I simply can’t afford) & I couldn’t be more happy with my X1. It’s the simple things like customization that really makes Android shine & until Apple actually let’s their consumers do things to their own devices, it’s Android all the way.

    Apple’s dream world is a true nightmare for consumers, sure we have prettier looking devices but at what cost? Right now the only thing that the iPhone has going for it in my eyes is the optimization of software & I can also understand that many enjoy it’s simplistic approach but it’s just too simple for me personally.

    To be honest, I’d like to see Google offer a real iTunes rival built into Android & Chrome. Apple has made it easy to purchase music, shows & movies & I guess that’s another thing the iPhone has over Android devices.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DaMan

    Seeing as how they ‘ve always had the best displays, graphics, tools (bar XCode) and the most responsive user interface available, and how you still can’t use multitouch gestures in Google maps I’d hazard a guess you barely know what you’re talking about though.

    Why would I want to replace it’s ideal browser with some third party one, or why would I use pretentious names like ‘redesigning frontscreen’ for customizing desktop is a mystery as well. Then again, when you launch your feeble argument by attacking the opponent’s desktop settings it says everything about how desperate these resistance forces have become.

    It’s not the simplicity alone, it’s the benchmark and pinnacle of cell phones.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    @5, I find the entire Apple universe pretentious & I find it quite disappointing to see fans defending or flat-out denying the iPhone’s shortcomings.

    Also disappointing to see that Apple fans think that non-iPhone users are in some sort of resistance against Apple, are you telling me that you think it’s a good idea that everybody signs up onto the Apple bandwagon? That’d be the worst thing to ever happen to consumers rights in the entire world, everybody locked into iTunes & locked into the App market where the premiums will keep on going up because there will be no alternative.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Razor

    You’ve got to hand it to Apple though. They announce something, then a couple of weeks later – if not straight away – the product is available.

    If only Sony did that with Vita…

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DaMan

    I find it easy to use and having every single thing I need. Seems like you pay more attention to their marketing slogans than me, but hey.

    I really don’t mind you using something else, I just find people being butthurt over others enjoying the comfort of iPads idiotic.

    I’m no fan of Apple, I’m a fan of great products.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    @7, Sony wanted to to take the wind out of the 3DS’s sales before it launched, also the build of hype works but they should have focused all efforts on getting it out by the end of this year.

    @8, No one on here seems butthurt that others enjoy the iPhone, I’m glad my older sister enjoys her, she’s no longer bugging me for the computer because it’s browser is good enough for her. Michael & I were specifying why we don’t like the iPhone, lack of freedom at a huge premium. Whether others enjoy this lack of freedom, er, I mean simplicity, is irrelevant.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DaMan

    I ‘d question the sanity of a person pointing at lack of customizable desktop yet playing Fallout on their console.

    Simplicity and intuitiveness of use has zero to do with it’s closed nature. But everything to do with it’s interface and responsiveness.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. JRNO

    @7 And that’s probably one of the core reasons they sell a lot of stuff.
    The buzz just goes off the charts when they reveal a product. And as they launch the product nearly instantly, the buzz doesn’t go away. The products are sold out instantly and people who own the product create even more buzz for the product (unboxings, reviews, walkthroughs etc.)
    And it’s brilliant. They don’t need ads because the consumers who own the products are the ads.

    Anyways, I guess I’ll have to get one of these babies, as I promised my mother she could have my current one (iPhone 4) as soon as a new phone was unveiled.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. pukem0n

    @5

    if you think the IPS panel displays stand any chance against Samsungs AMOLED+ displays, then you didnt have a Galaxy S2 in your hands yet.

    Also iOS adds pretty much a lot, that Android had for a long time so they will be on par again

    #12 4 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @10: Are you really comparing a Game to a Mobile OS?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Christopher Jack

    @12, The GS2 would have been better off with a qHD resolution, the resolution obviously being its screen’s one & only downfall. Another thing praiseworthy of the iPhone 4 is that it still has the best pixel density available although a 3″ qHD could take that crown & claim it’s own ‘retina’ display. Doubt Apple will increase the size unless they also increase the resolution otherwise they’ll lose the ‘retina’ slogan.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DaMan

    #12, You mean like the inferior pixel density, and the reduced life span of current OLEDs? Edit: already mentioned.

    #13 I was comparing the utter lack of mods on consoles to some insignificant setting.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Christopher Jack

    @15, Put a Galaxy S/2 next to your iPhone 4 then compare the visual quality, the extra resolution on the iPhone’s LCD still loses to OLED.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @4 “Seeing as how they ‘ve always had the best displays, graphics, tools (bar XCode) and the most responsive user interface available,”

    Best display? You fucking kidding me? Super Amoled screens are clearer and brighter, and the resolution difference is negligible at that size. The iPhone 4′s screen is incredibly washed out as well, and increasing the brightness to any degree that makes the image bright and clear drains the shit out of your battery in no time. And too bright makes things look even worse.

    Neither are the graphics better. Any comparable Android phones is capable of the same graphics quality as the iPhone 4. I won’t deny the iPhone has stronger game support though.

    As for the most responsive user interface, I know for a fact that the Samsung Galaxy S’s (which has already been superseded by even faster smartphones that are even cheaper than the iPhone 4) interface is *significantly* more responsive than the iPhone 4 is. With the latest Android firmware release, mine is now even faster.

    “Why would I want to replace it’s ideal browser with some third party one?”

    The stock iPhone browser is significantly slower than that the stock Android browser on a comparable Android phone. This isn’t a fanboy assumption. You can check online and find this out for yourself. And then there’s the famous lack of flash support.

    Dolphin Browser HD on the Android provides add-ons that allow you to expand the functionality of the browser, such as instant page translation and super-fast mobile / desktop client switching.

    Opera on the Android is faster than any available browser on any format, and loads pages super-quick. It even has a feature that compresses pages so that they don’t use up as much data in your data plan.

    Some of these browsers exist on the iPhone (lacking the more customisable features, not surprisingly) but the problem is that you can never make them the defaults. If you open a link on your iPhone, it will *always* open in the stock browser. On the Android, you can set any of them as default, and they will communicate with the phone and take over any function that you want them to.

    This is true of almost every aspect of the phone too. I’ve replaced the music player with PowerAmp, the keyboard with SwiftKey, and the video player with Vital Player, and my entire front interface with ADW Frontscreen EX), all of which do the job better than not only the stock software, but anything on the iPhone to boot, because they can communicate with the system and stay active behind the scenes even when closed, something which only stock software on the iPhone can do.

    “or why would I use pretentious names like ‘redesigning frontscreen’ for customizing desktop is a mystery as well”

    It’s not a desktop. A desktop is what you get on a PC. The… front screen has always been called a frontscreen on mobile devices.

    On the iPhone, I can put a bunch of icons on the frontscreen, and… that’s it. On the Android, I can put clocks, weather reports, a calendar of birthdays or events, my entire contacts list, controls for my media player (I can listen to my music without ever having to open the music player), instant controls for phone functionality like airplane mode, sound, GPS, etc.. Heck, even picture frames.

    And the Android isn’t just limited to customising the frontscreen. You can replace it with completely new ones, with their own unique designs and features. Want larger icons? Got it! Want to fit more icons on the screen? Got it! Want a grid arrangement or free placement of icons and widgets? Got it! Hate the dockbar and want a different one? Sure, got that too!

    How the hell is the fact that I can make my the frontscreen of my phone look like pretty much anything I want it to and make it *do* pretty much anything I want it to “desperate” or “a weak argument”?

    And beyond the points you raised… there’s the fact that I don’t have to go through a program just to get media onto my phone, the fact that I can use my own SD cards for storage, the fact that the Android can support any media format that the media player you’re using can support (a big deal with video files especially).

    Christ, the iPhone doesn’t even have proper bluetooth support…

    About the only gripe I have with my SGS is the fact that it doesn’t come with a flash on the camera, so videos and photos in certain settings can appear duller. The iPhone 4 definitely has the better camera.

    That’s about it.

    “It’s not the simplicity alone, it’s the benchmark and pinnacle of cell phones.”

    Only if you definition of benchmark is “slow, feature lacking, and closed off.”

    It’s like comparing a child’s scribble to the Mona Lisa.

    If you think this is all hot air, these two videos prove for a fact most of the points I’ve made.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjPxNadNm8M (the camera on the iPhone wins in this case)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF5u4TDBkWE (proof of how much faster the browser is)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. TicketMaster Software

    Only best displays have been featured from i3gs to iphone4

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    Best displays?

    well, it’s a typical DaMan. Halo as the greatest thing evar… to Apple fanboyism and etc..
    that guy never saw AMOLED screen or OLED.
    but of course, he is probably a fan of lack of flash support also. Nothing changes. Move on.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. iPhone Developers

    I cant wait for iPhone 5 . Hope, It releases soon.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    I gave up on my iPhone 3G when progressive iOS releases were making the phone slower and less responsive. I can still see the advantages of the phones though, the OS is very well designed if you can live with the restrictions. You’d be hard pressed to not recognise the revolution in smart phones it started too.

    Android is a little too open for a phone for my liking. I ended up going Windows Mobile 7 with my current phone. Not as feature rich yet, but it’s getting there and it’s another very well designed OS. It was more a future looking move on my part, as I think Nokia will come with some very good WM devices around the next time I’m due an upgrade.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DaMan

    #16, It is debatable though with current OLEDs, and you’re comparing one released a year after iPhone4.

    #17

    First of, that’s another feeble hyperbole, these new OLEDs ‘ve only just recently appeared and very much comparable, while Apple’ve had the literally best displays for ages.

    Now for the graphics, this is a fact. Apple were the first to release a phone with the OpenGL ES 2.0. To save you the trouble of googling which is which, compare PS2 to Xbox. Add to that how Android is using a fundamentally inferior Java, akin to J2me, with a terrible native dev kit to substitute for that shortcoming.

    The lack of gpu accelerated GUI is a fact as well. Anyone with even a slight knowledge of the subject would acknowledge that. It’s indeed jittering, even Android fanboys admit that.

    While we’re at it, Android also lacks gpu accelerated browsing either. You don’t need any add-ons because one can switch between apps with ease using the default way.

    The lack of flash support is a banal fabrication, as that inferior thing (see HTML5) was added last year.

    While it’s true that Opera is faster than iOS’ Safari, it lacks the same smooth rendering of fonts and zooming in. Besides, it would seem you should do the homework, Apple ‘ve approved it’s use for IDevices.

    Really, do the homework, man. The bluetooth support notion is ironically inaccurate, since you need to search for third party one to use it on Android, there’s no guarantee it will work for your exact phone (which brings me to one of the biggest shortcomings of it, the fragmentation, which is due to your hyperbolic support for customization). it’s out of the box on iOS.

    No, rather it’s like comparing the leading smartphone to it’s numerous clones.

    Erthazus, communists can hardly put a coherent sentence together, let alone speak for anyone else, Should’ve fu-, err moved on a long time ago.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    Microsoft rebranded Mobile to phone but I get the rest of your point xD

    @22, More like comparing Mac(iOS) to Windows(Android).

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DaMan

    #23 iOS isn’t that better. Windows is abysmal, besides Macs aren’t nearly as closed software-wise.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @24, For general usage, for price & for gaming, Windows is far superior to Mac.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    I’m now communist. :D Ahaha. That guy is something.

    “Windows is abysmal”

    Well, of course if sending email is too hard for your brain. You need Mac. Yah!

    @Christ, enough. I’m not sure what you really want to succeed here with him. Seriously. *communist accent*

    #26 4 years ago
  27. DaMan

    Always been.

    ——————————————————————————-
    Erthazus, babbling the same mantra for two years, being singlehandedly the most retarded, poorly written, poorly thought out fanboy bollocks to ever grace this website is attempting to gain rep by hypocritically appearing at moments of disagreements between people who kept telling him to fuck off for well over a year. Typical bolshevik liar. Straight from Animal Farm.

    You won’t make any friends this way.
    ———————————————————————————

    Who cares what you think? You’ll still play your CoD for 500 hours, while simultaneously whining about it, live in Narva or whatever, make things up and fail at speech.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    Just mentioned this to a friend of mine who’s been with iPhone since the 3Gs. His response? “bit late isn’t it, they usually announce the new ones in july”. Oddly enough he thinks the yearly release of COD is too much o_O

    #28 4 years ago
  29. sg1974

    What the fuck has this got to do with gaming?

    Can we have a ‘notapple’ tag please, not all of us are obsessed with every development in the Appleverse.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Crab of Thunder

    I know people here seem to be overwhelmingly against Apple, but I’m gonna say it anyway, I quite like the iPhone/Pods.
    They have very good, responsive touch screens, which I have yet to see in any other smart phone (Granted, they are getting close). App store and music store all works fine and there is a good choice. There is a fairly good overall design, not laggy or jumpy, works well.

    What your going to get will be a solid, dependable product that will pretty much do everything you expect a smart phone to do.

    Now if they can just nail opening several apps at once and a few other things that would be great.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Goffee

    Sounds good to me, but should point out that Moscone Center (Apple’s preferred site for these things) is booked for Oracle’s Big Bash that day and the next… http://www.cmswire.com/cms/mobile/android-army-marches-past-iphone-in-european-sales-012714.php

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Fin

    @31

    Nah, the Moscone Centre is used for WWDC, as far as I’m aware.
    Once-off product announcements can take place anywhere, though I think the trend most recently has been to have them at Apple’s campus.

    #32 4 years ago

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    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]