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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    Whenever they release this, it’ll still be an overpriced, underpowered device with limited storage space, outdated technology and “new” features that have already been standard fare in most other smartphones for the greater part of a year.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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  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

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  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

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  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

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  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

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  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

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  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

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  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

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  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

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  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

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  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

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  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

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  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

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  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

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  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

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  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

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  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

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  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

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  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

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  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

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  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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