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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    Whenever they release this, it’ll still be an overpriced, underpowered device with limited storage space, outdated technology and “new” features that have already been standard fare in most other smartphones for the greater part of a year.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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    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]