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Dual core iPhone 4S hitting October 14 in US and UK

Tuesday, 4 October 2011 18:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Apple has announced iPhone 4S at a press conference in the US today, with Epic’s Mike Capps confirming Infinity Blade II for release on December 1. The phone itself hits October 14.

iPhone 4S

Stage picture courtesy of Engadget.

The new phone will run on Apple’s A5 dual core processor, delivering double the CPU speed of the current iPhone 4 and “up to seven times faster graphics.”

You can watch a promo video of it here, which includes Infinity Blade II footage.

Mike Capps came out onto the stage immediately after the announcement to confirm Infinity Blade II will only run on the phone “because it’s awesome.” Shots of Infinity Blade II are below.

Battery life was addressed in the presentation: Apple said the device would deliver 40 hours of music playback and 10 hours of video. Nothing was mentioned of gaming endurance, however.

Reception quality for the new phone is to be “even better” than the standard iPhone 4. It will come with an 8 megapixel camera capable of f2.4 and an intelligent assistant called Siri was announced for it as well, which runs off voice recognition. What to know what the weather is like? Just ask Siri and it will give you a forecast using natural language.

Want to know how many Greek restaurants are in Palo Alto? Ask Siri and it will responds with “I’ve found five Greek restaurants, and I’ve sorted them by rating.” The virtual assistant will tell you when you have meetings, can respond to messages, and even tell you whether your are attractive or not (okay we made that last bit up). But it seems like everyone at the event is amazed by this feature, so it may be something you will want to play with on more than one occasion as it can also do dictation (like many a Mad Men secretary). Therefore, if you use an app where you’d type on a keyboard, you can now dictate it by voice instead.

Siri will work out of the box, but will “get better” as it learns your voice, English (US, UK, and Australia) plus French and German will be available to in the beta to start, with more languages and services coming soon.

All in all, iPhone 4S works on 3G and Wi-Fi, has an A5 processor, AirPlay Mirroring, a new antenna system, better optics, HD video, and the lovely Siri.

It comes in the following black or white models: 16GB: $199, 32GB for $299, 64GB for $399 for a two-year contract. Pre-orders start Friday, and it will arrive in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, and Japan October 14. In the US Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint will be the carriers, and on October 28, 22 more countries will get the phone, with 70 more countries getting it by the end of the year on over 100 carriers.

Full specs can be found over on Gamersyde.

iPhone, iPad, iPod

Earlier in the presentation, CEO Tim Cook noted that year-over-year iPhone sales are up 125 percent compared to 74 percent last year with iPhone 4 making up half of the overall iPhone market, with the smartphone taking up five percent of the overall mobile market.

“We have passed the quarter of a billion sales mark” for iOS devices he said, which broken down means that 250 million iPhones, iPods, and iPads have been sold.

Cook switched to talking about iPad, calling it the “undisputed” number one tablet in the world, and that three quarters of all tablets sold are iPads. Full-tabbed browsing is coming to the tablet with the release of iOS 5.

Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iOS Software at Apple, then took the stage to say that iOS is now the number one mobile operating system, and stands at 43 percent compared to Android’s 33 percent as of the July.

Over 500,000 apps are in the App Store, with 140,000 available specifically for iPad.

“That gives anyone who owns an iPad a better experience,” he said. “All of this together makes the App Store the number one store for mobile apps.”

So far, customers have download 18 billion apps, which is over a billion a month with Apple paying out $3 billion to developers as a result of the sales.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, announced the new iPod nano which will come in seven colors and will run you $149 for 16GB and $129 for 8GB. It’s available today.

iOS 5

Forstall mentioned the top 10 features of iOS 5, after noting that Hallmark is heading to the OS. One of these is swipe down notifications, like on Android, foregoing the use of annoying pop ups.

Other new features are Reminders, iMessage, Newsstand, and updated camera app, and a new Game Center which now boasts 67 million user accounts. The service will now allow sharing, uploading of pictures, achievements points and recommendations.

Safari updates were mentioned, a PC Free feature which allows you to activate your device without plugging it in allowing for wireless iOS updates.

Forstall stopped chatting and Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services at Apple, took his place on the stage to talk about iCloud – which is free, apparently, as was continuously emphasized.

iOS 5 will be available October 12, with iCloud launching the same day along with a Find My Friends feature.

Lion and Shanghai

Cook said six million copies of OS X Lion have been downloaded so far, which is 80 percent more than Snow Leopard. It was also revealed that the Mac platform has grown by 23 percent since 2010, compared with 4 percent for PC, providing Mac with an install base of 60 million users worldwide.

“There are still 77 percent of people who are buying something else,” said Cook in the keynote. “What does that mean? We have an incredibly high ceiling here. We have a long way to go.”

Moving on to music, Cook said over 300 million iPods have been sold, and comparing to Sony Walkman casette players, which took 30 years to sell 220,000 units. 16 billion songs downloaded have been downloaded on iTunes.

It was also revealed that Apple’s new Shanghai store had 100,000 visitors its opening weekend, where as when the first L.A. store opened, it took a month to accrue that many visitors. Cook said there are now 357 Apple stores in 11 countries, and many more are coming to “raise the bar at retail.”

Namco game announced for iOS 5

Apple’s press event hadn’t even started when Namco’s Rise of Glory was announced as one of the first iOS 5 games to hit alongside the new iPhone. Joystiq got hands on time with the game today, and it’s a “WWI-based dogfighter,” according to the site. Originally set for a September release, it will now hit when the new iPhone does. A video is posted below.

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35 Comments

  1. Razor

    Zzzzzzzzzz

    #1 3 years ago
  2. A4-F8

    nothing new at all

    well mwahh my galaxy s2

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Lahanas

    Die Apple. Just die.

    And Epic stop making games for non-gaming crap devices. Real gaming is on consoles and PC.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    I find it disappointing that so many people are willing to pay a huge premium for an overrated device like a Mac or any iDevice, when it’s competition offer just as much, or even more power for a much lower price, not to mention the added functionality.

    I think that it’s mainly down to ignorance, people buying into the hype without even checking out the competition. Not saying that Apple’s products are bad, they’re actually quite slick, but I just personally don’t see how they’re worth it when they bring in the largest profit margins & forces a brass ring around your balls.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    SWEET! I’m due to upgrade my phone from the 13th!! =D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Cort

    Don’t you love the way the world’s media hyped up an iterative release of a 15-month old phone?

    And won’t you laugh as the world’s media and the armies of iSheep insist that this is another giant leap for mankind.

    In fairness, at least the iPhone has (mostly) caught up with the Galaxy S2.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. JackTheLittle

    apple is a shit!
    i can surely tell now when i read this article.and its no wonder if people buy hyped apple products in america,thats what they’re doing whit samsung too!

    its really pathetic though how their lives is bound to such medias…

    p.s:that’s same with vg247?! why putting news about such crap on a gaming site!its no wonder though..

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/#video-4s

    Promo video. I added the link into the article as well. There’s Infinity Blade II footage in it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Suikoden Fan

    might as well wait for the iphone 5

    #9 3 years ago
  10. IL DUCE

    Only reason it will even be worth a damn is cuz of Infinity Blade II…which the first one was awesome on my iPod Touch…damn iPhone is just an ipod that makes phone calls anyway

    i just got a new blackberry though, so this aint for me…

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DaMan

    People were willing to buy an overhyped, overpriced Pos3 when it launched when they could get a 360 with a proper online network being there for ages, a decent library of titles and better looking multiplats for years. Now that’s true lunacy.

    At least Macs are that much better than PCs.

    Besides, Apple were the first with releasing the root, they were late with many of it’s extensions like multitasking but their implementations were flawless, hence it was worth the wait.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    Infinity Blade II shots and teaser trailer are in there now.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    @11
    lol The toys are well and truly out of the pram now, arent they.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    “At least Macs are that much better than PCs.”

    “a decent library of titles and better looking multiplats for years. Now that’s true lunacy.”

    Said a Halo and Apple fanboy. Oh yeah man. Keep up the good work. I hope after few years you will finally learn how to send email from your PC.

    “like multitasking but their implementations were flawless, hence it was worth the wait.”

    you are so sad. :D I hope they are going to implement flash support soon for you. I mean, it’s going to be worth the wait.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Dannybuoy

    Weeeheee. Fanboyzzzz! Emphasis on Zzzzzz.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DaMan

    #13 I know, it’s teh power of cell. You can do so much with it. That and a few years down the line you also got yourself a sub-par Live clone. Now, take iPhone: they were late to the party with multitasking yet it’s the most intuitive and easy to use implementation, perhaps bar Palm Pre.

    Difference here is that people ‘re buying Apple’s electronics to use them.

    If you’re going to get yourself a quality, quiet PC it’s going to be pricy either. Rest of the money you pay for the OS.

    Erthazus, the fact that you spent years on this website waiting to get yourself a fuzzy feeling by commenting on controversial topics, yet failed to master the basics of grammEr is telling. Your logic is second to noone: anyone who argued your fabricated bullshit is a fanboy and a sub HD casual. Believe.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    Good job Apple. The feature set of your phone is only about a year behind my Galaxy S now, instead of two years.

    Am I still stuck with your slow browser? Your dull music player? And your feature-lacking gallery through which I *still* can’t share my pictures directly to other apps or social network?

    Yes? Okay, I’ll come back in five years then.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. LOLshock94

    ive been waiting all year for iphone 5 and they just re release iphone 4 cheap cunts!

    #18 3 years ago
  19. OrbitMonkey

    Lol, VG247 <3's iPhone. Seriously only 5% of that article was about gaming, 95% product placement.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Stephany Nunneley

    @19 You are so right! And the funny thing is I don’t own a Mac or an iPhone. Glad you called me out for the fangirl I am :p

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Lol, you still do the bidding of your iphone loving overlords!! Your a fangirl through collaboration ;)

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Stephany Nunneley

    Right LOL!!! :) I will remember that next time I cover an event of any kind ;)

    #22 3 years ago
  23. NinjaMidget

    Bloody hell guys, bit too much hate I be hearing!

    The thing is, the iPhone for many is a gaming platform and with 500,000 apps (a substantial amount of those potentially being games), it’s no wonder we get a big news bulletin about a dual core iphone.

    Probably because this is potentially good news for gamers everwhere with more possibilities for a better games on a device that does everything else. No shocks that we are all hardcore gamers here but the mobile phone gaming market is huge now and should be treated with respect, as you never know what could happen with the consoles and pc gaming!

    Well done VG247 for the good work!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Crab of Thunder

    Meh, sort of want.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. sg1974

    This is hilarious. My FB feed over the last few days was filled with people wetting their knickers about the 5th coming. And now they are desperately trying to find a way to put a positive spin on the 4S.

    Ill stick with my Galaxy S II, thanks. Best phone in the world today.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. sg1974

    Woohoo. Nearly caught up with Samsung’s flagship.

    http://media.gizmodo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/iphone-stacks-up-640×360.jpg

    #26 3 years ago
  27. fearmonkey

    I’m probably going to end up getting one of these Iphone 4GS models unless they release something else around spring. The new phone looks pretty sweet except not being a 4G phone, which I expect they will sooner than later.
    I have always been a PC guy, but i love my iphone and IPad2. Simply great devices, and the app support blows away android, especially if you use it for music creation like i do. I hardly play games on mine, touchscreen gaming is ok, not great.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. manamana

    They should’ve named Siri GLaDOS. With its voice output. I would buy it then.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Christopher Jack

    Seems like Google+Samsung are going to blow this out of the water with the Nexus Prime
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oM9RO-GAKjE
    I hope that Ice cream Sandwich is more than just an ordinary update.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. damo110011

    fuck you apple pitifull upgrade get money out off all the apple suckers who think there stuff is best release iphone 5 in feb make them buy again but they wont moan because the apple followers have ‘MUGS’ written on their heads.
    android is going to win

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Sadismek

    I don’t know what to choose: iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy S I9000? I would like a true answer, not only “Galaxy”‘s better or “iPhone”‘s better. Cheers :)

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Fin

    @31

    I’d prefer a Galaxy S II myself – Android’s more open and you can do more fun things with it (getting apps that have system-level access), the screen on the S II is massive and the phone itself is a flyer. The iPhone has a much better (retina) screen, a bigger variety of apps, and iOS 5 means it finally has useful notifications, but I don’t think the extra cost really justifies it.

    If it’s a choice between a Galaxy S (no II) and a 4S, go for the 4S – the Galaxy is getting kinda old at this stage.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    @31, Depends on what you want more.

    The iPhone has better developer support, high pixel resolution, a simplified UI & software tends to be optimized for it.

    The Galaxy SII has an open OS that will allow you to anything you can think of, you can play all kinds of media without the iTunes hurdle, you can customize your UI as much as you want with absolutely no limitations, & you’re not restricted to the Android market place for your apps, it also has a larger & more beautiful screen (there’s just no comparison between S-AMOLED & LCD) & it’s also cheaper.

    You do know that the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is the original which competes with the iPhone 4 right?

    Also, Engadget has a chart comparing hardware http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/04/iphone-4s-vs-the-smartphone-elite-galaxy-s-ii-bionic-and-tita/

    #33 3 years ago
  34. DaMan

    Tbh, you can do a comparison between those screens, and quite easily at that..

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/NOVA-Display-vs-Super-AMOLED-Plus-vs-Retina-Display-vs-IPS-LCD_id18644

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Sadismek

    @32, 33, 34 Thanks a lot, guys! When we’re talking about phones, I’m quite a noob :D. Well, iPhone 4 has a very nice design, and that Retina screen looks amazing, but Samsung has Android, which is better than iOS because most of the apps are free. Also, Galaxy S II is cheaper than iPhone 4/4S. Correct me if I’m wrong, lol. So I guess I’ll get a Samsung Galaxy S II afterall.

    #35 3 years ago

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    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

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

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

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

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

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

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

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

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

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

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

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

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

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

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

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

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

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

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

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

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

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

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

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

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

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

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

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

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

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

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

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

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

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

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

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

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

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

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]