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Battlefield 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 reviews go live for US launch

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 21:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Reviews for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Battlefield 3 have started to hit, after PC reviews for the shooter went live yesterday.

Out in the US today, folks in Europe can get their hands on it Thursday, while UK folks will get it Friday.

Some sites have yet to post a review yet, as some said their review copies arrived late in the post.

As usual, if you have any more to add, please post a link in the comments section.

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49 Comments

  1. Edo

    So it’s a crappy PC port :) .

    #1 4 years ago
  2. flebotomo

    Everyeye.it 9/10 (PS3)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. strikkebil

    im not surprised pc(f)ans take pleasure from this, (a)fter all they have missed out on almost every bi(g) game since 2006. today is your day Edo, enjoy it!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    It’ll be interesting to see if the MP being limited to a smaller number of players on consoles pushes reviewers to put more of a focus on the games SP (which from seeing a few of the PC reviews, is apparently a bit weak).

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Yoshi

    @3 Why do you put () in your words? :P

    #5 4 years ago
  6. humanfish

    I bet if this exact game had Call of Duty in the title, I bet it would get 9s or 10s

    #6 4 years ago
  7. roni1175

    Only for the sound design this game deserves a 10

    I am going to have so much fun!!!!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Edo

    #3 So nice of you to come out of the closet,not a best place to do it but I wont judge.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. sg1974

    @6 Three letters guarantee an awesome review and score: C, O and D, or G, T and A.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. TraceableX

    This is soooooooo predictable.

    Console players will be busy playing kickass consoles-only games, not to mention exclusives.

    But what MS have to offer next year? Another Halo?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    @9
    Maybe if DICE put as much effort into their SP as those games they’d higher scores.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @11, you didn’t played SP from Battlefield 3 so you can’t judge. It’s much better than anything this year and will come from FPS games (except for Portal 2 if you can count this as FPS).

    the only thing that it is short and story is ok.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. OrbitMonkey

    Well why would a game that doesn’t look as good, or play as smooth as Its pc version, score the same?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Yoshi

    @11 Are you actually suggesting COD or rather MW2, Black Ops and MW3 will/have all great SP? LOLOLOLOL!!!! Ohh you funny bastard XD

    #14 4 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    @Yoshi, well if you read the Eurogamer reveiw, it has a almost exact same sp as CoD… Though not quite as good. Though the MP is superb.

    And Gekidami has a fair point with GTA :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. aseddon130

    GTA games get good ratings because they are friggin awesome games and they aren’t made every 12 months like a CoD.

    If u looked at Black Ops reviews they weren’t stellar (I.e: 9 / 10 or above) they were 8s or slightly higher, not a massive difference but it’s enough of a difference in my eyes.

    The console versions of this won’t get brilliant reviews. Which is a shame. It does look great though but as we get closer to release date I find myself going off buying it. Moreso for MW3.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. ASBI

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/battlefield-3

    if it wasnt the hyped bf3, it wouldve been rated a 70+ score, just like the other buggy shooters, brink and Homefront

    “The single player campaign isn’t quite as great as Black Ops’s story” GamingXP

    “Battlefield 3 may not be the absolute powerhouse I desired; as it still suffers from some irritating glitches and a mediocre campaign”
    Planet Xbox 360

    that pretty much sums it up :)

    No, Im not trolling and YES this is my “own” opinion…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. raoullduke1984

    Not as great as black ops story?

    LOL.

    It must be a 100% fail then, because everything about black ops’ campaign was complete and utter crap, much like the MP.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Dark

    Destructoid: Battlefield 3 Review 7.5/10
    http://www.destructoid.com/review-battlefield-3-214537.phtml

    LOL

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ASBI

    seriously ? when the campaign feels like a movie it is utter crap ?

    anyway Im not gonna complain, this ur opinion and Im gonna act like Im cool with it :grrr: xD

    “The single-player campaign is not something I’d recommend starting with if first impressions are important to you. It’s a lifeless collection of corridor stages that hold you by the hand and often treat you like more of a bystander than a participant. You’re surrounded by invincible squad mates who do most of the work while you’re stuck looking for the one bit of cover that actually is cover and doesn’t exist as an aesthetic prop for the A.I. partners to use. ”

    d’toid

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    “The single player campaign isn’t quite as great as Black Ops’s story”

    Wait, Black Ops had a story? Hell, Black Ops had a single player campaign? :O

    #21 4 years ago
  22. barchetta

    I’m not that surprised at the solid but not stellar reviews tbh. Don’t believe it to be schadenfreude on the part of reviewers but the sheer volume of hype and expectation was too much for any game to live up to.

    I enjoyed the BF:BC games’ singleplayer antics, building a decent set of characters but wasn’t expecting to be as entertained in this. Looks like that’s the way it will be. It’s not going to put me off the SP though, and as normal, I’ll try that first though I dread to think what my wife will make of me if I succumb to my COD4/BFBC2 levels of addiction….

    Might be here tomorrow? Would be nice to be on doorstep when I return from a Gamecity day out!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. bpcgos

    The game itself scale very well on any PC hardware configuration! Check the forum I created for this game here http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?page=1&id=5172#post-28122

    I’ve put a link there to builds your own PC without spending thousand of dollar just to try what next-gen would feel 2 years earlier! This game deserve to be played on PC just to see how much achievement DICE have reach!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    @12
    The majority of reviews say you’re wrong. Good day sir.

    @14
    Compared to BF3? Yep.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. CityCobra

    GamingXP 90% (PS3)

    http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5212-electronic_arts-dice-ps3-battlefield_3.htm

    All in all im really impressed. The good old battlefield multiplayer-experience got expired with a pretty good singleplayer campaign. The graphical and soundeffects are pure stunning like the deep atmosphere. This is the way, player wants to play a shooter.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. polygem

    ign 9.0

    http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1210685p1.html

    #26 4 years ago
  27. moobs007

    360 review of battlefield 3 from incgamers: http://www.incgamers.com/Reviews/1254/beauty-and-the-beast-battlefield-3-360-review

    7/10

    #27 4 years ago
  28. stretch215

    I’m actually surprised to find that I’d rather play the sp from cod than bf3. It’s not even the story (or lack of one +both games) as much as the execution. #20′s d’toid quote sums it up really well, as does the eg review.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. G1GAHURTZ

    So I suppose a poor SP campaign only affects the score when the graphics ae average?

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @29 In reality, nobody really gives a flying fuck about the single player in any Battlefield. Ever. It’s not what the game is about.

    Personally, they could give me just the multiplayer disc and I would be perfectly content with the experience.

    Seems a certain fanboy is butthurt because his little kindergarten franchise isn’t as loved as he wants it to be.

    That’s okay young man, you can come play with the big boys in a few years if you want. *pats head*

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Dralen

    Did the original Battlefield’s even have a single-player? I honestly cannot remember it’s been so long. If they did, I never touched it.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    @31 Until recently, most of them didn’t, no.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. DrDamn

    @31
    I don’t think the PC games did. BF2:MC on consoles did – it was rubbish – though it did have some interesting challenge modes. Both the Bad Companies did. BF:BC1 had a fantastic near free form approach to missions, BF:BC2 and BF3 have progressively moved towards CoD controlled tunnel shooters with “spectacular” set pieces and as a result become worse.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    In reality, nobody really gives a [rage-boy's expletives deleted] about the single player in any Battlefield. Ever. It’s not what the game is about.

    Apparently,DICE disagree with you:

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/07/05/dice-plans-on-catering-to-both-the-single-and-multiplayer-crowd-with-battlefield-3/

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/08/31/battlefield-3-david-goldfarb-spells-out-single-player/

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/03/30/battlefield-3-campaign-to-last-12-hours/

    Oh wait!

    They’re just a bunch of liars, right?

    #34 4 years ago
  35. StolenGlory

    The most revealing thing of course, is when you open the 360 box, Disc One is ‘Multiplayer’ and Disc Two is ‘Single-Player’.

    That made me chuckle, but at least it made me comfortable in the knowledge that DICE knows where it’s priorities lie :)

    #35 4 years ago
  36. ASBI

    “Seems a certain fanboy is butthurt”

    just like u *yawn*ing at every COD news ??? :D

    @35 well, for dice everybody says “it doesnt matter, at least they make a good multiplayer experience” and “dice knows where its priorities lie”

    but when IW and 3arc make everything PERFECT except for the graphics u bitch about it “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT IS SO 2006 WE WANT SOMETHING NEW”

    damn u fanboys :D

    #36 4 years ago
  37. warspite

    since when do treayarch and iw make everything perfecty? lmao

    #37 4 years ago
  38. StolenGlory

    “but when IW and 3arc make everything PERFECT except for the graphics u bitch about it “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT IS SO 2006 WE WANT SOMETHING NEW”

    Not really.

    I enjoy CoD a fair bit and I am very much looking forward to MW3 when I pick up my copy at midnight from my local store.

    I’m merely addressing the fact that I find it comical that despite DICE’s promises to the contrary, the single-player portion of BF3 is indeed the red-headed stepchild of the whole affair and the disc labelling is merely amusing because of this fact.

    Again, like many others have said, I play Battlefield for it’s multiplayer and not the single-player. Yes, whilst you could easily make the argument that it isn’t such a strongly well-rounded product as CoD, my enjoyment of the BF multiplayer playstyle makes just about everything else irrelevant to me.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Moonwalker1982

    It’s all fine and dandy about the SP from these reviews. There’s also a few reviews who actually say the sp is near perfect. My brother loved the campaign, said it indeed feels like COD at times in terms of story but it does everything so much better. Thanks to the awesome first person actor and camera views and everything.

    People should play the game first before judging.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    @Gekidami, Majority of reviews say it’s not “Call Of Duty” or it’s not surprising.

    If you think that Call Of Duty is the pinnacle of singleplayer campaigns or Michael Bay is a great inspiration for military shooters, than woop di doop there is nothing to say more.

    I finished Battlefield 3. It’s a solid campaign which does not try to freak out something. You do basic things what military should do and thats where they aimed at.
    the only problem that is the story is pretty much at the basic level, but it’s much better than anything in military FPS games have ever done this year.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. viralshag

    I rarely play any shooters these days for the SP. I play both CoD and BF3 for the MP only. If I had to pick the one that I thought had a better SP, it would go to CoD. But then BF3 looks amazing and is in another league with regards to graphics.

    Both games have great MP for different reasons. One has huge maps and vehicles, another has fast paced twitch shooter action. They are both good games. People that try to deny either one are just being straight up dumber than dumb can be.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    @40
    And where exactly did i say CoD is “The pinnacle of singleplayer campaigns”?

    See, when you’re forced to use strawmen arguments, you know you have no case.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m merely addressing the fact that I find it comical that despite DICE’s promises to the contrary, the single-player portion of BF3 is indeed the red-headed stepchild of the whole affair…

    Spot on.

    The fact that certain BF fanboys are now also claiming that the SP is irrelevant, having attacked the CoD SP for years on end, is even more hilarious.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. G1GAHURTZ

    Gamepro – 3.5/5 http://www.gamepro.com/article/reviews/224286/review-battlefield-3-360-ps3-pc/

    Metro GameCentral – 7/10 http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/879807-battlefield-3-xbox-360-review-dicey-action

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Fin

    @40

    |military FPS games have ever done this year.

    I mean this seriously – what other military FPS games have there been this year?

    Also, I wonder if DICE just stuck in MW2 or Blops campaign, would people still be saying “the campaign is pretty good actually”.
    I think people’s blind love of anything that’s not CoD is getting in the way of objectivity.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. G1GAHURTZ

    Operation Flashpoint: Red River, and you could possibly argue, Homefront.

    Although, while I might be wrong, I doubt that the MW2 addict has played either of them…

    I think people’s blind love of anything that’s not CoD is getting in the way of objectivity.

    +1

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Erthazus

    @42, You didn’t said it, i said it because reviewers use Call OF duty as the example for what DICE tried to achieve when DICE never tried to achieve this from the start because it is it’s own campaign since Bad company 1. They are doing it’s own thing.

    It’s much slower than CoD campaign.

    @Fin, “I mean this seriously – what other military FPS games have there been this year?”

    shitty Homefront, Operation:Flashpoint:Red river, ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead, Global Ops: Commando Libya (TPS), SOCOM 4 (TPS).

    “Also, I wonder if DICE just stuck in MW2 or Blops campaign, would people still be saying “the campaign is pretty good actually”.”

    of course not.

    I know for sure that people are praising CoD4 campaign because there were really good moments such as a “sniper level in Pripyat”
    and in my opinion it was a solid campaign without bullshit moments with interesting and epic scenes.
    + some moments felt very fresh for it’s time.

    Call of duty 1 in my opinion had the best campaign in all CoD series. It was awesome.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Nozz

    “Both games have great MP for different reasons. One has huge maps and vehicles, another has fast paced twitch shooter action. They are both good games. People that try to deny either one are just being straight up dumber than dumb can be.”

    QFT

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Ireland Michael

    @33 I really liked the approach they took for single player in Bad Company 1. They had some really good ideas with that one, and it always felt very free and open.

    It’s a pity they never kept that formula. While the single player is completely irrelevant to me, there’s no denying how weak it is.

    @34 Modern Warfare 1′s campaign was really strong in my opinion. It still has the best pacing, variety and set pieces in the entire franchise, in my opinion. The boat section still remains my favourite opening of the whole series.

    Your assumptions of my opinion of the Call of Duty franchise are sadly misinformed, I’m afraid.

    I do and have enjoyed numerous games in the franchise in the past. My problem lies with the almost stagnant nature the franchise has taken on in recent years. It’s stuck in the past.

    #49 4 years ago

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  • Life is Strange Episode 3 coming next month

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  • Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – details on story and setting emerge

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  • This homebrew app turns your 3DS into a remote desktop – shown running World of Warcraft

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  • Release dates for three Hyperdimension Neptunia games announced

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  • Mass Effect 4 survey contains info on crafting, exploration, a Horde Mode more – RUMOR

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  • GTA 5 PC: modders poking around the files find Army Cavalcade, Feroci and SuperGT textures

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  • Sony leaks: Uncharted movie similar to National Treasure but more “intense” and not as “silly”

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  • Star Wars: Battlefront isn’t just a “big-budget Battlefield mod,” says DICE

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  • New Steam policy restricts accounts to protect users from phishing scams and spam

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  • Latest Flash Sale on the US PlayStation Store discounts action games and movies

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  • A new expansion for Postal 2 called Paradise Lost was released today

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  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

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  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

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  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront was released today after much anticipation. Watch the lovely game reveal below, all captured on PlayStation 4. The trailer was revealed during an EA panel today at the Star Wars Celebration, and featured Lucasfilm concept artist Doug Chiang, the game’s senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, and other members of […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

    Microsoft has confirmed the departure of Phil Harrison, its corporate VP of Xbox in Europe. According to a statement, Harrison left to pursue interests outside of the company, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told GI.biz. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

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  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

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  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

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  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

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  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

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  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

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  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

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  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

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  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

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  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

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  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

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  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

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