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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    Whenever they release this, it’ll still be an overpriced, underpowered device with limited storage space, outdated technology and “new” features that have already been standard fare in most other smartphones for the greater part of a year.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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  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]