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Gamers “misunderstanding the term ‘beta test’”: DICE

Friday, 7 October 2011 09:59 GMT By Johnny Cullen

DICE’s Patrick Liu has come back at those criticising the open beta of Battlefield 3, saying it’s “misunderstanding” the meaning of the concept of a beta test.

EA opened up the Battlefield 3 beta last week to PS3, 360 and PC, but has been criticised from some corners because of it coming with some bugs.

“Yeah, I think there’s been a misunderstanding of the term ‘beta test’,” Liu told The Guardian.

“We ran the alpha tests with a rush map and we wanted to have some sort of reference so we could compare results – so we needed to have more-or-less the same map. But we do understand the concerns that we didn’t show a conquest map, but we have demoed Caspian Border, and we did run a conquest map as a limited PC-only test.”

The beta, according to the game’s producer, is more aimed at having the online backend ready and able for the end of the month, having seen heavy launches with the releases of Battlefield 1943 in 2009 and Bad Company 2 last year.

“Yeah, we just wanted to know it wouldn’t crash and burn at launch,” he said.

“It was horrible with Battlefield 1943 – it sold ten times the numbers we thought it would, and it was down for three or four days which is really bad. We don’t want to go through that again.”

As for the future of spin-off series Bad Company, Liu played coy.

“Well, we haven’t killed Bad Company! But we can only make so many games. Be patient – there might be something else coming up…”

Battlefield 3 launches on October 25 in the US and October 28 in the uK for PS3, 360 and PC.

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32 Comments

  1. horse

    EA – Eventually Acceptable

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Fin

    Obviously it’s a “true” beta, but DICE should’ve realised given the past few years of actually-final-but-we’ll-call-it-beta or non-buggy-beta releases, people wouldn’t be expecting it to be a buggy mess.

    Like I’ve said before though, a beta this buggy shouldn’t've been released to the public (or released as alpha stage two, rather than beta).

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Eregol

    The purpose of a beta is to get test results from a proper play environment.
    In essence you’re having the public do your playtesting for you.
    Don’t go into a beta expecting it to be perfect, that would never happen.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    My god what a prick. Gamers are not as stupid as you are DICE. But if you have an ‘open beta’, you have to accept it could be some peoples first experience of beta and you should have outlined your goals prior to beta going live.

    Battlelog is a mess – deal with it and you have created THE most user UNfriendly experience to come to a triple A FPS. Congrats.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NiceFellow

    Not fully DICE’s fault but the console gamer has been conditioned at this point to expect something different from a Beta this close to launch.

    Releasing an “Open Beta” this close to launch I would advise is now a bad idea unless you feel your code is actually already in pretty good shape via a closed beta and other testing.

    The majority of gamers clearly feel an open beta is either a demo or simply a stress test for already stable and proven code.

    Going up against background this with the code DICE used was asking for trouble – and they got it.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. viralshag

    I think the only thing they handled incorrectly was the timing of the Beta, where no doubt many people would be using the experience as a demo.

    I for one have found the beta to enjoyable and I think the game’s great. It’s buggy but I haven’t found it “unplayable” in anyway. That’s on the PC anyway, I tried the 360 beta and that was pretty bad in terms of comparison.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    Dice- “we misunderstood what gamers think a beta test a month from launch is” would be mor3 appropriate ;)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. noherczeg

    One simple question:

    Why don’t they patch the beta then to represent the current state of the game?

    This makes NO SENSE at at, to pull out a 2 month old (alpha) build to show it to the public. What about “new” bugs? They said they’ve fixed the majority of the issues of the current beta build but what about the other things wich we can’t even see?

    Also if they wanted to test the backend why not show Caspian Borders with let’s say 64 players huh? Don’t tell me, that a bullshitting map like Métro is the best way to test the backend….

    I was soooooo hyped about this game, but the mentality and Battlelog made me almost cancel my preorder…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    The fact that people think that these kind of games can just magically launch working perfectly is hilarious.

    Everyone was expecting a demo. What the got was an actual beta test. And yes, beta tests are regularly behind in-house builds. This always them to fix things they never could have caught without a live build.

    “The majority of gamers clearly feel an open beta is either a demo or simply a stress test for already stable and proven code.”

    Then “the majority of gamers” are idiots, frankly.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. noherczeg

    @9

    “Then “the majority of gamers” are idiots, frankly.”

    What beta test is a beta test, when people who participate in it receive no modification/fixing/tweaking while it lasts?

    People are not raging because it’s buggy. They are raging because 2 weeks have passed and nothing has changed, only DICE said that “bugs are fixed”. The bugs wich we know exist in a 2 month old build. That’s why pointed out that the “now” doesn’t matter since the beta test would have been more accurate/worthy if there would be even a minor progression in it and not just Stealth analysis.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Hunam

    To be honest, DICE/EA are just massively naive if they thought that people wouldn’t use this as a demo. Having it massively broken is just stupid because everything you do is part of the marketing machine, I’d expect EA to know better.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @10 “What beta test is a beta test, when people who participate in it receive no modification/fixing/tweaking while it lasts?”

    You mean other than the numerous beta fix posts that DICE have put up, right?

    @11 “To be honest, DICE/EA are just massively naive if they thought that people wouldn’t use this as a demo.”

    To be honest, people are incredibly stupid if they don’t understand the difference between the word “beta” and “demo”. It’s very rudimentary English. Last time I checked, the file on the store had the word beta in its, and not demo. That’s all they people should need to understand its purpose.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. noherczeg

    @12

    “You mean other than the numerous beta fix posts that DICE have put up, right?”

    Yes the ones wich I still can’t see in my current beta build.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. mojo

    Gamers: DICE misunderstanding the term “consumer friendly product”

    Get rid of origin, dont force user to login to some website before plaing, provide an ingame menü and server brwoser and everysthing is fine.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 Now that I can agree with. Logging into a website to access a game is pretty damn retarded.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Colin Gallacher

    @14 I imagine that DICE has very little to to do with Origin implementation…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. freedoms_stain

    @8, it’s a 2 week beta, know how long it takes to push a patch through Microsoft and Sony’s BS?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. noherczeg

    #17

    It came out as a more than 1 month old build. They’ve had theyre time.

    Oh and you really don’t need to fight me on this because I personally won’t cancel my preorder, I just only wanted to share my thoughts that’s all :)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @17 Don’t expect any major patching on the 360 side unless they release “Update Packs” on the Marketplace. The 360′s patching abilities are incredibly limited.

    These changes are obviously being saved for the final build.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @18
    “They’ve had theyre time.”

    Yeah it’s not like they’ve had anything better to do is it? No big game releases to get out of the door or any shit like that?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Yoshi

    Then maybe next time don’t use an open beta for marketing, then people won’t misunderstand!

    #21 4 years ago
  22. jagger

    A lot of gamers are IT techies and know very well software development. A beta represents the quality of a software before launch, a beta is a preliminary release of the latest or final build.
    DICE is saying they are testing their backend stuff, soliciting feedback and getting gamer’s first impression using an outdated and buggy BF3 build? Only dodgy developers would think like this.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    “A beta represents the quality of a software before launch.”

    No, it doesn’t. Not by a long shot.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. mojo

    16:
    fair point. but u get the idea.
    at the end of the day its not the customer who has to figure this out. At the end of the day its battlefield requiring origin or u cant play it.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. freedoms_stain

    @18, that’s right, it came out as a month old build, because that’s how long it takes to get code through console certification. Now, that should answer the question you ignored.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Fin

    Yis are all arguing about the definition of beta and such, it doesn’t matter.

    If the consumer expects an open beta to be a bug-free demo, and it’s not, well they’re going to be disappointed. If they’re wrong about the definition of a beta, or the build is old, that doesn’t matter.
    The damage is done from a PR perspective. Players have grown to expect demo quality from a beta, especially this close to release. Not delivering that means the players feel let down. At that point, it could be a six-month old alpha, nobody will care, because the beta will be “Oh, that beta was really buggy so I decided not to buy it day one”.

    Re: Beta quality
    Yeah a beta’s going to be buggy, but it should be fairly solid, mainly minor fixes, edge case and polish before RC. It shouldn’t be the buggy mess the BF3 beta is. [that's in relation to standard game dev - I'm not sure how the word applies to MMOs]

    #26 4 years ago
  27. NiceFellow

    @26 totally agree and that’s my point too. Whatever the audience expect is what they’re going to judge you on. You could call it an early Alpha test but if the audience is going to treat it like a demo and judge it as such then they will.

    The bottom line is developers need to be very mindful of the user’s mindset and only act accordingly. In this instance DICE either needed to use much more recent code as part of a stress test Beta or use this code earlier as part of a much more obvious Beta test or simply not have an open Beta test at all and do it all via invite with people who’ve signed up and in principle know what they’re participating in.

    Particularly on console vs PC I think this is crucial. I’m fairly sure (although I can’t be positive) that an average PC gamer is going to be much clearer about what a Beta test even is than your average console gamer.

    I really feel DICE simply don’t know their console audience nearly well enough and got it wrong.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    @27 Their really is no distinction between the pc/console crowd when It comes to the negative reception of this beta. I’d say its about 50/50, with maybe a few more on the pc side, cuz of Origin.

    Simple lesson here is don’t release a beta for marketing, If theirs real bugs to be ironed out. The Uncharted 3 online beta starts soon. Let’s see how buggy that is. I’m betting it’ll be as smooth as silk compated to BF3.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. ManuOtaku

    For me it doesnt matter if it is a beta close to the retail release of the tittle, or if there is a confusion between beta and demo, i think it is a beta, therefore can someone tell me which beta was bug free prior this one?, or which beta did had a quality close to a demo?,if people cannot think about anything on those lines then really is their fault for expecting things that are not common in this industry and this type of format IMHO.

    Therefore i believe this beta fulfill its primary objective, test things the dev did need to test, and give us a glimpse of a unfinished product like a normal beta does, it doenst matter if it is one week prior to release or a year before, that is why it is a beta and not a demo.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. mojo

    i could deal with everything else, but not with origin.
    1. the Terms of agreement are a beat in ur face.
    2. where do we end up if every other game and publisher has its own whatever-origin-is-other-than-spyware type of software?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. JGaLaXY815

    It’s a shame where this beta has taken some gamers, two of my close friends were so excited about this game, then they got the beta, thinking it was gonna be like a final product of the game or like an actual demo…and they’re mad about how it bad it looks for the 360, and they’re saying it’s not as smooth as cod, they’re gonna buy mw3 now, but i’m gonna still buy bf3, i judge this beta as what the game potentially can be, I think when its released and all those 90 scores on metacritic come out, people are gonna regret all the bashing they’ve done to it…

    #31 4 years ago
  32. OrbitMonkey

    Lol, like BF3 was ever gonna get less than 90… Theirs not any journo’s with the balls 5o downmark the big guns of Acti/EA.

    #32 4 years ago

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    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]