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Carmack says patch coming to fix Rage’s blurry textures

Saturday, 15 October 2011 17:54 GMT By Andrew Groen

Some PC gamers were pretty disappointed with some of the finer points of Rage’s graphical presentation when it launched earlier this month after early hype about its visual prowess.Now id’s John Carmack is promising to patch the game to fix up some of those issues. A forthcoming patch for the game will add new options to PC gamers looking to boost Rage’s graphical performance.

Previously, players could only tweak VSync, Texture Cache and Anisotropic Filter to get the visuals they were after. The new patch adds a bicubic-upsample option as well as a texture detail option.

This information comes from a tweet John Carmack sent out yesterday, “We have a bicubic-upsample+detail texture option for the next PC patch that will help alleviate the blurry textures in Rage.”

Thanks, DSOgaming!

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36 Comments

  1. DSB

    Vsync remains broken as well. I haven’t talked to anyone who’s made it work.

    It does have a nice little box to check or whatever, it just doesn’t do anything.

    Oh well, next patch. It’s not like they worked on this game for years and years.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    After one patch Vsync is not broken (completely) just don’t turn it to “Smart”. That feature is not ready yet. They fixed textures at least.

    for me they completely screwed the launch and game in the end.
    It’s even worse than Crysis 2 or Resistance 3 in terms of everything.

    I don’t get it. Whats wrong with ID? Or Id is sucking Carmack’s 60 frames per second on consoles ass or Id just don’t know what to do anymore without old school designers.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. BULArmy

    For me vsync kind of worked. It increased the loading of the texures and made the game actually playable. But for me the whole game is kind of disappointing.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    How they are going to make DOOM4?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dralen

    The game clearly needed another month in development to clean up some issues. It’s a shame alot of developers don’t have the balls to push back a games release to make sure the game has a smooth launch.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Its not a matter of “balls”, its a matter of resources. If they had the resources or if the Publisher was willing to throw more money at the developer to allow them to develop further, they would have, but that’s not the case here. Its not like the game could actually release in November when BF3, MW3 will be out. Their goal was to release it before those two games took their chance of revenue away. Unless the publisher knows for a fact that the game will sell enough to make up the development cost and then make a profit, they aren’t going to allow a delay.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    The ps3 could do with a patch too. My friend says it looks awesome so long as you stand still. Soon as you move the texture blur kicks in.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DarkElfa

    *sigh* You’re doing it again.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    Every time I read a story like this it puts me off buying PC games day 1. In the case of Crysis 2 it was what? Fucking quarter 1? Half year 1 before they put out the direct x and texture packs?

    Paying the premium price for an inferior product is literally bumming your customers up the arse. The guys who wait a few months and bag it less than half price in a Steam sale are getting a better deal more than just financially, they’re getting a better product.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. _LarZen_

    There are only a few textures close up for me that are bad, running the game on max and loving it…so beautiful.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. SplatteredHouse

    :( Completely missed the opportunity for comedy that would have resulted from subbing out this header for the one in the previous article.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @3 As far as I understand, vsync isn’t supposed to affect the textures at all. It’s supposed to synch your monitor and your graphics card so you don’t get screen tearing.

    The last patch has indeed decreased texture pop-in, although it’s still very much there, and also helped random crashes. That’s why I’m saying we’ll probably need another patch before they fix the vsync.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    @12

    Correct vsync just syncs the GPU to the monitor. It worked for me but I had it fixed prior to that by forcing vsync through Nvidia Control panel. THe patch just allowed for the textures to cache so it doesn’t pull the textures every single time you move and you can also increase the size of the texture cache in order to get better resolution.

    The drivers are supposed to fix the actual performance errors but if you have ATI or an outdated Nvidia card you are kinda stuck until the GPU manufactures put out the new drivers.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. ultramega

    @6
    Um… it was delayed once, and it could have been delayed again. You’re thinking about this too simply; in purely economic terms. A company must also understand that releasing an inferior product two weeks or a month earlier than it should be released can indeed hurt bottom lines far beyond the little bit of extra money spent in development costs otherwise. This sort of damaging of consumer opinion in a product or a company risks much more of their bottom line. Now they have to recover from all the damage to their image, AND fix the problems with their product.

    @9
    Except for the fact that Crysis 2 on PC wasn’t broken upon launch. The game itself may have been hurt by being on consoles, but the PC version was by no means inferior to the console versions.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @14

    You forgot one thing, who are we talking about here not just ID but who was the actual publisher? What games have they put out? and what is their trend with their games? All the lines are pointing at one direction.

    Bathesda writes the checks so if they say ship, the developer has no other choice but to do so.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DarkElfa

    This isn’t some low rent dev group PB, this is frackin Id. I have a hard time believing that Bethesda would have much luck trying to muscle Carmack to do anything, check writer not.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    @16

    Believe whatever you want but Bathesda BOUGHT ID out they own them and before that ID was owned by Activision. They run on what money they get from Bathesda. If they had their own money there would be no need to be bought. ID is not running on its own resources, its running on what the publisher tosses at them. ID was once a great company back when they created Wolfenstein 3d and Doom, the game has changed. ID may have started the FPS genre but they are not on top anymore.

    Carmack has other gigs that he does. He doesn’t rely solely on making video games.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. ultramega

    @15
    Well, of course. But Bethesda usually seems to be more in touch with gamers’ mindsets than what we’ve seen during the launch of Rage (Or, at least they know how to make a fun game which pleases gamers, even if their games often end up having technical issues). Hopefully this isn’t foreshadowing things to come with Skyrim…

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DarkElfa

    I’m not saying they don’t have pull PB, I’m just saying that Carmack is still a star and when he wants to do something, his publisher normally listens.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @19

    Of course but they aren’t going just let him run the show ID is playing with their money and they want to make a profit so if ID was to delay again that’s more months of wages and marketing which in turns creates a need for bigger number of units sold. TO be honest this game is not that great, its a perfect “screenshot engine” but the game play is just a Linear Corridor shooter in a post apocalyptic world. The gameplay is really really shallow. They put way too much focus on the new tech and not enough in the actual design of the game. THat seems to be ID’s trend even Doom 3 had that issue.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DarkElfa

    I agree with your assessment of the game completely.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. K-V-C

    can this be fixed on ps3 ????

    #22 3 years ago
  23. xxJPRACERxx

    Had tons of problems with Rage on an ATI 4890. Yesterday I bought a nvidia gtx 560ti. The game is running perfect in 1080p at 60 fps with vsync and 4x AA, high AF, with large texture cache. The graphics are amazing and the control is perfect. I should have learn my lesson with ATI and Doom3 but from now on it’s nvidia only.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    also so a good reason not to buy anymore too. A good reason to not support publishers and game devs. I am been buying less and less games. Mass effect 3 maybe the last game I get!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    You’re that upset just because the game doesn’t look as pretty at launch as it could have been? Do you have a theme song to go along with your drama?

    You sound like that girl who doesn’t want to ever show her face in public again because of a small blemish.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @24

    So that means you won’t be commenting anymore right? SInce you aren’t part of the demographic that plays videogames and would other wise be a troll. Oh wait….

    #26 3 years ago
  27. DSB

    I’m no tech wiz, but I’m running a GTX 560 on this computer, and I’ve got the newest beta drivers from nVidia properly installed.

    It seems to me like they added the option for vsync, but for some reason it doesn’t write to whatever file is supposed to register your choice in the menu. I set vsync on, and the minute I apply settings and leave the menu, it goes right off.

    Maybe there’s some kind of corrupt shit in there, and maybe a reinstall would fix it, but in my case it would be the third install, and I’m not super thrilled about that.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @27

    Did you do a clean install and used Driver sweeper when you installed the new driver? Once I did that all my issues went away.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    I’ve installed it twice, and there are no problems with the drivers. I have no problems with vsync in any other game.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @29

    Not sure then, I was having issues with the game but once I used Driversweeper and did a clean install. Everything worked as intended. All the settings are left as I put them previously.

    You can always go to COntrol Panel and force Vsync.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 That’s what I’m thinking. Probably the install has been fucked up. Still, all those workarounds just leaves me pretty apathetic to the whole thing. I don’t like cleaning up after developers.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31

    THats why Devs focus are the Console over the PC, less of a headache for them. Its all because ID assumed the GPU manufacturers would put the correct drivers. You know what they say about assuming

    #32 3 years ago
  33. blackdreamhunk

    @26

    please I am a genre jumper, I have must likely played a lot more videos than you did in your life. Personally I feel the gaming Industry has gone down hill. frankly there is not a lot games worth my time or playing lately.

    I am not going to support loser publisher or game devs. I am not going to take their garbage either. frankly the crappy games coming out lately and disrespectful game devs is enough to turn a person off.

    Save me more money to other things. I am personally so glade I never bought rage. It would have been a waste of $60. I am not going disgraceful game either.

    I am into qaulty games not garbage game devs or garbage games. If you want to waste your money on garbage then that is your business not mine.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. lonewolf

    @29
    yeah it sucks to clean up after developers!
    but go to control Panel and force Vsync on (dunno know why it was forced off in the first place!) and also turn triple buffering on for better performance

    #34 3 years ago
  35. viralshag

    For some reason I don’t have the profiles option in my nVidia control panel. I did a brief search and apparently it might have something to do with haveing multiple monitors.

    Either way, I’m pretty sure it’s not there, I have looked all over the control panel for it.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. blackdreamhunk

    oh nice list of pc games i forgot about

    http://www.pcgamingfan.com/

    http://www.pcgamingfan.com/

    #36 3 years ago

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    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]