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Carmack: RAGE PC issues “have been a real cluster!@#$”

Friday, 7 October 2011 22:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

John Carmack has said the team at id has found the driver issues plaguing RAGE on PC frustrating.

Speaking with Kotaku, creative director Tim Willits agreed with Carmack, stating that when the game was submitted to the “build system,” for testing, the console versions were “solid and bug-free,” but  there were issues on the PC end.

“We have had video drives issues that have caused problems and frustrations with our PC fans,” he said. “Everyone at id Software is very upset by these issues which are mostly out of our control. We are working with both AMD/ATI and Nvidia to help them identify and fix the issues with their drivers.

“We’ve had assurances that these problems are being addressed and new drivers will be available soon.”

Carmack, although censoring himself, called the PC launch issues a “clusterfuck”, stating the team thought driver issues during development were mostly worked out.

“We were quite happy with the performance improvements that we had made on AMD hardware in the months before launch,: he said. We had made significant internal changes to cater to what AMD engineers said would allow the highest performance with their driver and hardware architectures, and we went back and forth with custom extensions and driver versions.

“We knew that all older AMD drivers, and some Nvidia drivers would have problems with the game, but we were running well in-house on all of our test systems. When launch day came around and the wrong driver got released, half of our PC customers got a product that basically didn’t work. The fact that the working driver has incompatibilities with other titles doesn’t help either.

“Issues with older/lower end/exotic setups are to be expected on a PC release, but we were not happy with the experience on what should be prime platforms.”

When asked if this could have been avoided if RAGE’s primary design platform were on PC instead of consoles, as the team at id has noted several times, Carmack reiterated id went the opposite route for a reason.

“You can choose to design a game around the specs of a high-end PC and make console versions that fail to hit the design point, or design around the specs of the consoles and have a high-end PC provide incremental quality improvements,” he said. “We chose the latter.

“We do not see the PC as the leading platform for games. That statement will enrage some people, but it is hard to characterize it otherwise; both console versions will have larger audiences than the PC version. A high end PC is nearly 10 times as powerful as a console, and we could unquestionably provide a better experience if we chose that as our design point and we were able to expend the same amount of resources on it.

“Nowadays most of the quality of a game comes from the development effort put into it, not the technology it runs on. A game built with a tenth the resources on a platform 10 times as powerful would be an inferior product in almost all cases.”

Yesterday, id updated the Bethblog with download links for AMD and Nvidia drivers, and today, it has updated the page once more with more RAGE-specific updates.

RAGE was released in the UK today.

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39 Comments

  1. DarkElfa

    Face it Carmack, you sold this game out to the console giants and failed your PC audience.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. deadstoned

    Well at least Mr Carmack gave an accurate description of whats being going on :-/ . I expect hes working diligently on fixing the PC version as he has a very strong legacy with the PC and if he didn’t fix it quick he’d get boo’ed at Quakecon next year lol. So I expect they’re very hard at work fixing it.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Mineral4r7s

    Carmack just turned to another Moneywhore. As so many people do in this business. The whole world is losing its senses.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    @1

    Didn’t read the article eh? I know it’s just too long.

    @3

    THey are a BUSINESS. Apparently people don’t understand the point to a business. Well here is the Definition: a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise or concern.

    They don’t do this as some type of hobby they do it because they enjoy it and they get paid for it.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Edo

    #4 Seriously dude….WTF!?Do you work for id or something!?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Did I defend them? No I didn’t, I simply stated that they are a commercial business their entire point is to make a profit off their IP. Infact I was so disappointed by this game that I actually returned it. I am not going to get mad at them for putting their focus on the console, that’s where the money is. I am pissed at them for the launch of this game for the PC. They should have anticipated the worst case scenario(GPU Manufacturers not putting out the correct drivers) but they didn’t.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. HauntaVirus

    This shit should have been worked out before launch. Why is this so hard for devs to understand. I understand development is a long process but why release the game unfinished after all the hard work put into it? Delay the motherfucker to hell if you have to, but finish it BEFORE launch!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @8

    I agree, the PC version should have been delayed until the patch that allows you to customize graphic settings and the correct drivers were out.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LucYan03

    New driver(Updated on 10/7)

    http://www.bethblog.com/index.php/2011/10/07/playing-rage-on-pc/

    #9 4 years ago
  10. HauntaVirus

    @10
    Amen.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. blackdreamhunk

    @ Phoenixblight

    that is a good way to tank you your fanbase too there is a good reason no buys epic games anymore other than gear of war!

    Last time I checked there is a lot of bankuprt game devs and publishers on consoles. The gaming Industry has pretty much gone down hill with squeals and only fps to make money.

    Oh remember when I said that Id software are pretty much a has been game dev well those reviews relict that statement.

    oh one more thing enjoy your last generation of consoles if there is even going to be any!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    oh there is a good reason crysis 2 did not sell as good as crysis. There is very few games worth buying these days too as well.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DarkElfa

    @4, Yes, I read the entire article, did you? I didn’t misinterpret anything or make anything up. Hell, I all I did was put in a nutshell what Carmack said.

    He doesn’t believe the PC is a leading platform and so he developed the game primarily on consoles instead and that is why Rage is as screwed as it is right now on the PC.

    Id invented the FPS and they have ridiculous amounts of experience with the platform. There simply is no excuse for Rage being released as it is, none. It’s insulting to their PC fanbase which built their sorry asses.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @15

    The engine works. This isn’t exactly all of ID’s fault, like this article states the GPU manufacturers simply put out the wrong drivers. Once you have the drivers most if not all of the issues are fixed. Thats how it has worked for majority. If ID had waited until the drivers were out they wouldn’t be in this position.

    Anyways not going to get in argument about PC vs console its silly when the evidence is there. Consoles are where the money is at and people were expecting ID to somehow make this game the reason to play on PC if you were actually following the articles about the development of the game, Carmack had stated multiple times throughout the development that they were making an engine that works on all platforms and it does once you get the fixes. Like I have said people are expecting the 2nd coming of christ out of this game and all they got is a solid Linear FPS with solid performance and nice looking canyons not so much story, texture inside buildings or caves, and the shoddy lighting.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DarkElfa

    I’m not saying the engine doesn’t work PB, I’m saying that they didn’t do the testing they needed. This response from Carmack reeks of excuse making.

    As for their cross platform development, it does nothing to excuse this game from the crashing and graphical glitches at work here and if people were expecting the second coming, it’s because ID hyped more than they delivered.

    Granted, the game is pretty and quite fun to play once you get past the glitches, but I beat the game today and I’m not sure I’m interested in going back to it once they fix things.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. GwynbleiddiuM

    Well, these issues can be contained and worked out, so be a bit more patient IMO.

    Note to VG247, I had this issue of ad bots in World of WarCraft and installed BadBoy addon and resolved it long ago, I’d like to think this can also be resolved in VG247 commenting section, there most be a BadBoy of some sort for webs, SAVE this place from them, their numbers are rapidly growing. They’re a BIG bother.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    Someone have a big boner over this?

    Just turn force VSync in Nvidia or AMD control panel for RAGE and thats it. You are done.

    but for me, i didn’t experienced these issues at all. No screen tearing, no nothing.

    Solid 60 fps. Game looks not bad on max, but it’s not top Notch. I’m a bt dissapointed by it to be honest.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Droid

    I didn’t have any issues with graphics either using the nvidia bf3 beta driver. I’m also disappointed with it though. It’s a real shame it wasn’t made as an open world game. How reviewers constantly give games like this top marks is beyond me. Too many deals behind the scenes it seems.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DaMan

    It must be the outdated 1999 year engine, which it’s based on, they won’t fool me.

    One of the mutants reminded me of a soviet zealot from Stalin era, I’m offended so any reviewer who gave this more than 5/10 was payed.

    Still, day one and probably 500 hours.

    And I’m done.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. blackdreamhunk

    @Phoenixblight

    people will stop buying games when games no longer becomes “fun”. where the money last time I checked gaming industry doing a nice noise dive.

    there is more room for bankrupt game dive and more for the gaming to a noise dive too.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. mehdidante

    unacceptable . there are lots of ported game out there witch they run smoothly and fine on pc . assassin’s creed for instance . i guess the company was on low budget after 7 years of production or john or his engine is getting old . (sorry for bad lang :D )

    #21 4 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    I have personally pass on a lot of games I bought a lot console games on stream guess what I fond a lot of them boring.

    starwars republic CE $160 EA
    Guild wars 2 CE $80 Anet
    Mass effect 2 CE $80 EA

    games skipped out on, I am happy that skipped out on these games

    crysis 2
    dragon age 2
    rage
    duke nuken for ever
    desus 3
    etc…… gross console ports

    games on the fence or with thinking about getting

    battlefield 3
    batman arkham city
    Gotham City Impostors
    the secret world

    may pick up on steam cheap like $2 or $10 not going to pay full price it

    LA Noire

    I am more than happy to skip out on a lot of games made from the gaming Industry. frankly I am not missing out on much even fables game dev admits that the gaming Industry has gone down hill.

    “”"”"Peter Molyneux bored with modern games”"”" the must truthful statment ever made by this game devs

    http://www.gamesradar.com/awordfromoursponsors/?zone=pc_xbox360/news&sendMeBackTo=http%3A//www.gamesradar.com/peter-molyneux-bored-with-modern-games-ashamed-of-fable-iii-reviews/

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Sadismek

    @21 Assassin’s Creed, as a whole, is an example of bad port.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Maximum Payne

    @23 Why is bad port ? not to mention it has really good optimisation

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Edo

    First Assassin’s Creed was a good port the other two…not so much.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Sadismek

    Yeah, as Edo said, ACII and Brotherhood are bad ports. Try to play Brotherhood at max settings. I don’t know about you guys, but I have a painful headache from all the bloom effects, after 2-3 hours of playing it. Not to mention that I experience some small frame drops, strange lip-sync and other dubious glitches. Things that are not so frequent on the consoles version of the game.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Gama_888

    CAN I GET A HOO-RAH FOR CONSOLE PLAYERS!!!!! :D :D :D

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Maximum Payne

    @26 Give me a break frame drops on PC but not on consoles ? Lip syncs are bad in AC what ever platform you play.Bloom effect again its on every platform….

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Sadismek

    ^I didn’t have any bloom effect that gave me a headache on medium and low settings, only on high. Frame drops only on high setting, too. So, that means the optimisation and port are bad.

    Aren’t you the guy that said earlier that it has good optimisation and asked why is this a bad port? Now you step on your own saying?

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Maximum Payne

    @29 Yes I said its great port.maybe your PC is not strong enough for high ? When you compere other sandbox game on PC such ass Saint Row,GTA,Guerrilla…. Assassin Creed is brilliant.
    When I could play that game on my old dual core AMD @2.0 ghz and 8600GT on medium settings then I could say its amazing port.
    Only bad things is AC2 DRM which Brotherhood solved it.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Sadismek

    ^Nah, my PC is fine, I have an AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core @2.30 ghz and 4GB RAM and it’s working just fine on medium and low, but on high has that annoying bloom effect, that hurts my eyes ’till they’re bleeding. And that’s only on Brotherhood, ACII is okay.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. OwnedWhenStoned

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_culture

    That’s where we are with Gaming right now.

    It doesn’t matter whether it’s console or PC (I have both)

    You are being fucked over and you’re gladly paying for the privilege.

    Rubbish is being released for the attention of rubbish. The days when good games were in the majority are long gone.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. HauntaVirus

    @27

    Almost a nice try…but no.

    #33 4 years ago
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    #34 4 years ago
  35. blackdreamhunk

    by the way even Atari founder says this will be the last genertion on consoles

    GDC Online 2011: Games guru says there’s no need for another Xbox or PlayStation, Facebook games are “too stupid to live,” and recalls wanting to fire early Atari employee Steve Jobs

    Atari founder on the end of consoles
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6338994/atari-founder-on-the-end-of-consoles

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Phoenixblight

    Yes because a person from ATARI is a good source of information for video games look at how well they are doing, right? Making that money hand over fist

    http://www.answers.com/topic/atari-inc

    #36 4 years ago
  37. blackdreamhunk

    @36

    there is a lot of bankuprt game devs because of consoles oh and lets not forget Sony and Microsoft was in the ed how long?

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Phoenixblight

    Yes we know the end of the console is coming yada yada yada. Keep that cardboard sign up and speak your craziness.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. blackdreamhunk

    @39

    oh one more thing crysis 1 out sold crysis 2 and how many pc gamers went out of their way to buy crysis ? I was going going to buy the CE but was sold out I am glade I did not buy it after I heard about all the bad reviews and how bad the game was from other pc gamers who had played the lead version.

    #39 4 years ago

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    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

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

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

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

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

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

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

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

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • 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

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

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

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]