DICE and EA working “around the clock” on BF3 support

Tuesday, 1 November 2011 00:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Both developer and publisher are dedicated to ironing out the wrinkles which have reportedly marred Battlefield 3′s launch this week.

“The DICE team, as well as the many EA groups that support this historic launch, have all been working around the clock,” DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson wrote on the Battlefield Blog, reiterating yesterday’s spokesperson comment to the effect that fixes are rolling out.

“We’ve deployed a number of server-side updates in our first week that have solved a number of the primary connectivity challenges, and have accelerated our rollout of the number of Hardcore servers.”

Troedsson said “millions of people” are enjoying the game, with only “some” having problems. He highlighted five key issues which DICE is treating as priorities: quick matches, squad joining, anti-cheat measures, sever maintenance, and Origin authentication.

This last has been a serious sticking point for some vocal PC gamers who feel imposed upon by EA’s platform, and although DICE believes the issue has been resolved, it’s taken measures to ensure any problems are resolved more easily than on launch day.

“While the authentication issues have been fixed, we have increased our customer support services exponentially to ensure a smooth experience going forward,” Troedsson wrote.

“We have dedicated support staff for you.”

Follow the link above for details on how to contact battlefield 3 support if you experience any issues while playing.

Thanks, Shack.


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  1. Yoshi

    Anyone else having issues with co-op? It seems to just cancel on me :/

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    A lot of posts say to disable Avast antivirus. If you’re hosting, it will not show the invite.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Charlie Sheen

    DICE Your a dirty, stuck up, sadistic, shit eating, cock sucking, butt fucking, penis smelling, crotch grabbing, ball licking, semen drinking, dog raping, nazi loving, child touching, cow humping, perverted, spineless, heartless, mindless, dickless, testicle choking, urine gargling, jerk offing, horse faced, toilet kissing, self centered, feces puking, crap gathering, big nosed, monkey slapping, fart knocking, bear blowing, head swallowing, bitch snatching, donkey caressing, mucus spewing ASSHOLE!!

    #3 4 years ago

    Best selling unfinished game, ever!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DSB

    It is pretty ridiculous that it isn’t better at launch.

    I’m pretty sure it has everything to do with jumping the gun before CoD-hour, and I can see why that would be the goal, but even though it’s not as bad, it still reminds me of Black Ops around launch.

    There’s a fundamental disconnect between talking your game up as the holy grail of PC gaming and then jumping the gun, when you’re probably full aware that the networking is flawed.

    What makes it pitiful is the fact that neither DICE nor EA seem to want to own up to it. It’s not like you can shut up the internet, the people who bought the game know full well what’s going on, and they’re telling their friends.

    Just fess up and fix it.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Talkar

    Black Ops had way more problems than BF3. I got BSoD when getting to high a score (i know, sounds ridiculous). I have problems with BF3, yes, but that is only a lag problem that persist for a few secs. I’ll take that over a BSoD anytime!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. JimFear-666

    i really doubt they really work 24/24 for this… I already worked for a studio who once said this and i can tell you that befor 9pm the office is already empty.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. GrimRita

    Im so glad I didnt waste my money on this.

    But hang on, didnt DICE claim that Beta was a ‘stress test’ and things are still not right?

    EA’s spyware failed to cope with the demand for Beta and clearly still cant cope.

    And, if you KNOW that you are shipping 10 millions units(across all formats), you will get a rough idea of the backend required to cope with so called high sales. Yet ANOTHER fail.

    This clearly demonstrates that BF3 was rushed out the door to hit the streets before CoD no matter what condition it was in.

    People saying that CoD had problems but doesnt it outsell BF like 10-1? So its kind of expected although not acceptable. Its about time publishers stopped taking consumers for a ride or maybe we should bring in our OWN T&Cs prior to the launch of yet another unfinished/tested waste of money.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    ITT: People with short attentions and no understanding of basic server infrastructure.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Sturmhardt

    Well they SHOULD be working hard because the game is still suffering from many bugs, including crshes and server joining problems – both happen a lot.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. M. K.

    Seems like a lot of you are playin on PC. Any problems with PS3/360 versions?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. viralshag

    I’m so glad that I’m one of the many people that aren’t having any major issues. 28 glorious hours in game and counting.

    Love this game.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    I’ve had a few crashes and freezes here and there, one blue screen. The most annoying bug however is the one pertaining to using the Origin overlay between rounds that sucks your most cursor in the top left hand corner of the screen until you spawn into the next round

    #13 4 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @12: “… one of the few people that aren’t having any major issues.”

    Fixed that for ya. ;)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. viralshag

    Many, few, whatever. Game works perfectly fine for me and it’s a great game. One pre-purchase I don’t regret buying (unlike Rage). :D

    #15 4 years ago
  16. OrbitMonkey

    Huh, before release i remember moaning that the console versions will never look as good as the pc versions…. Well at least the console versions has fewer problems :)

    Either that or we console gamers are more stoical about minor server issues.

    (anyone who tells you that i cried after losing connection towards the end of a high scoring round of CQ is LYING!!)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. viralshag

    @Orbit, In my experience of being a console gamer that has moved more to PC gaming, it seems that most PC people disdain consoles “quick matching” because server searching is supposedly far more superior but when it doesn’t work to the highest degree of perfection (which it rarely does), boy, they can cry an entire ocean’s worth of tears about it.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    @Viral, Yeah i’ve noticed the PC crowds obsession with servers… Still what they gonna do? Buy MW3? :)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. viralshag

    @Orbit, I am… on PS3 :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. OwnedWhenStoned

    I think I say this in every BF3 thread, but those of us who were around for the launch of BF2, 2142 and pretty much every patch of the previous will be used to this.

    Eventually they sort it out, and it is wonderful.

    DISCLAIMER: I have had no problems at all with multiplayer, (PC version) other than most servers being full.

    @Viralshag – got to agree about Rage. I go back to it now and again, but it just doesn’t grab my attention. I have had no technical issues with that game either, it just isn’t very good.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. GrimRita

    That has nothing to do with it. Battlefield has a strong community of clans who run their own servers for various game modes. ‘Quick Match’ does nothing to build communities but serves those who want just a quick round or two. It has nothing to do with ‘being superior’.

    Once DICE decided to force PC users to Alt/Tab from Origin/Battlelog/Game, it was ALWAYS going to end in tears because Windows hates Alt/tab especially when a game like Battlefield is resource intensive on the PC.

    Either way, this game clearly is unfinished and despite ‘stress testing’ has still limped out the door in typical unfinished DICE fashion just so they can get a weeks head start before CoD arrives, which PC gamers dont buy simply because its a shoddy port.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. OrbitMonkey

    So what your saying Grim, is that DICE should have kept back the PC version a month, to polish it up….

    That would have gone down well ;)

    Oh AND release it on STEAM… Heaven forbid you have to use ANOTHER online retailer…

    #22 4 years ago
  23. viralshag

    @21, What stopping you from having a community on a console? Last time I checked, that’s what friends lists and having the ability to join their games was all about. I don’t quite see how that is any different to a clan having their own server that will most likely be filled with complete randoms if the ping is low enough. And that’s the fact of the matter.

    There is no more community in the majority of players low-ping server hopping on the PC than random match making on the console. To try and glorify it any other way is absurd. Friends and clans will have a way to easily play together regardless of the platform.

    And seriously, this whole alt/tab argument thing, for the most part when people find a decent server, they’re in there for quite a few matches. What need is there to alt/tab so frequently is what I would like to know? I see the same people in the same server for about an hour or two.

    I also don’t see how this could be considered as a step down as during the end of matches in BC2, you can’t check anything other than what you have scored during your last round.

    To try and say this is a “shoddy port” is down to the fact you don’t own and haven’t played the full game. The game is fantastic. As I have said many time, it runs like a dream for me. Honestly, since moving to be a primarily PC gamer, never have I heard so much complaining as in the PC communities.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DSB

    The idea that serverbrowser = community is ridiculous. I can see how it provides a feature for those who already have a community, but that’s hardly down to the networking used to setup the match, and all down to the way you let people customize the hosting.

    I’ve been a PC gamer all my life, but I think matchmaking is the single biggest leap forward that I can remember seeing in an online FPS for the PC, and I know I’m not alone in that. I don’t want to bother to sift through networks or look at a million stupidly titled servers full of equally stupid clans with stupid admins that make up bullshit rules, abuse the people who play or otherwise interfere with the game. Leave the busywork to the nerds, and just let me play. The game is why I’m there in the first place.

    Case and point would be the whole controversy surrounding MW2 not having a serverbrowser. It’s still the biggest CoD on the PC after 2 years, and that’s after Treyarch came along and bent over backwards for the whiny folks among us.

    To me that just stands to reaffirm the notion that you should always move forward, instead of listening to the people who will not ever want you to.

    In terms of the BF3 troubles, this is already as big a launch as Starcraft 2, with the only real difference being that Starcraft 2 is Blizzard, and BF3 is DICE under pressure from EA. When you release a game this big, I think the mantra should be “Test, test, test, test… Retest… THEN release”. You should get it right.

    It’s not nearly as bad as RAGE, it’s not as bad as Black Ops, it’s an outstanding game, and I do actually like the Battlelog after using it for a while. But it’s a humongous release, with EA spending the bank on it, and yet they still haven’t gotten the networking down. Come on now!

    #24 4 years ago

    I don’t want to bother to sift through networks or look at a million stupidly titled servers full of equally stupid clans with stupid admins…

    When I used to play CS, after a search, I once joined a server where they’d managed to get this jingle to play every time someone typed the word ‘idiot’. Needless to say, it was getting played almost constantly.

    I have loads of similar stories to this…

    Partly why I stopped taking the PC seriously as a gaming platform.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

    Does matchmaking even work past putting you in a match with as little user input as possible?

    Certainly it seems to make no odds on skill level, relative pings or matching groups to other groups.

    Since matchmaking just seems to fire you in with a random bunch anyway, BF3′s quick join function seems to be just as “good”

    #26 4 years ago
  27. stretch215

    I’m assuming those of you saying the black ops launch was bad aren’t on xbox. For me that launch was pretty much bug free. As far as bf3 goes, aside from first day problems and the occasional disconnect, I’ve had little trouble (and a lot of fun). Awesome game!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. DSB

    @26 That’s entirely missing the point. The fact that most developers have yet to properly apply a matchmaker doesn’t do anything to disqualify it as a vastly superior technology.

    You could quite easily build a profile of the people playing the games, featuring everything from relative skill, to latency which is exactly what Battle.nets matchmaker does. That could lead to vastly better balance in online gaming, vastly lower latencies on the whole, and possibly a far better community since people will be on the same level, and likely geographically closer to one another.

    The only thing that’s missing is that sort of implementation.

    And that’s not even mentioning the effect it can have on latency as a whole in online gaming. It could wipe it out. Simply collect the latency information in real time, group people together based on factors like geographical location, and you’re done suffering because an American joins a European server or vice versa. No more rubberbanding.

    (Beyond people downloading porn when they shouldn’t be)

    @27 I think that just adds to the grief. Like DICE, Treyarch had been talking up their PC credentials and promising the most amazing PC game the world had ever known, only to leave people on the PC with what was obviously a broken port.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. GrimRita

    I dont know about you all, but I am sick to the back teeth of games being released half baked in an attempt to rush to the finish line, no matter what state its in.

    The attitude ‘we can patch it after launch’ is going too far, with patches becoming bigger and bigger in size. BF3 was clearly pushed out to beat the rush for CoD and here we have all these issues bogging it down.

    EA can sit behind the excuse of ‘biggest launch in our history’ bullshit but if you ship 10 million, have a huge marketing push and end up selling (so they claim) 5 million, there simply is NO excuse not to have servers ready for demand.

    Yet again it shows how Origin as a delivery platform simply cant cope even with (and being generous) 1 million sales on the PC.

    Steam has 4 million ACTIVE daily users and growing and supports a variety of different publishers. If EA want to get serious about third party support, they need to so out their back end asap otherwise customers simply wont use their crap.

    And Treyarch can promise all they want about their shitty title on the PC but until they stop being lazy and porting it over, it will always remain a limited, over priced, experience.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. viralshag

    I’m not sure the game has even been patched much. If it has I haven’t noticed yet. It seems to be minor tweaking on the server side of it and the problems seem to be primarily on the PC.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. IL DUCE

    This is my 4th time attempting to post this so let me say the blackberry 9900 is the biggest piece of shit phone ever created and a waste of $300…since it just loads random pages and navigating with the touch pad scroll thing basically clicks things and deletes stuff I’m typing so yeah…

    Anyway…Ill have to keep it short now since I don’t feel like typing everything a fifth time…me and my friends experienced a guy who had permanent invulnerability in a match and went 37-0, “Tbelz14″ for those on the lookout on XBL where we encountered him, so idk if it was a glitch or if it was purposely done but it was crazy and DICE/EA support said there was nothing they could do so good job…

    They also need to put more hardcore servers since they are less than a tenth of the total servers and my friends are getting turned off since they are always full and we always have to play regular in order to play together which they are not the biggest fans of…so keep pissing away your chance at being a “CoD killer” DICE & EA cuz you’re doing a good job of it so far…all that bark but no bite

    #31 4 years ago
  32. srafty

    all i can say is that matchmaking on none dedicated servers will never be a leap forward… not unless these company actually start to take hacking seriously…

    i have played a total of 12 mins of MW2 since its release, its unplayable due to 80% of players hacking, and joy MW3 is starting to head down the same path.. Blops was only fail on release due to hardware issues “new hardware” and of course stupid people.

    BFBC2 seemed okay, and so far BF3 is decent, Blops was good for me 1000hours and counting played, Cod4 was also excellent, unfortunately waw was to little to late for most players, but once it had like 2gb worth of patches it was a good game with no player base….

    anyone seeing the pattern? Dedicated servers! = no hacker = better community.. at this time forced matchmaking on none dedicated servers just ruins the games, not because match making is flawed or better\worse than server browsing, but simply because the company’s involved do nothing about hackers running rampart.. go play 1 match of MW2 and ull see exactly what i mean… dedicated servers are not much better for the trolls or generally cheap players and sometimes someone may be banned for hacking when there not, but hey there is helluva lot more than 1 server out there…

    as for pc players crying, im pretty sure pc players have a louder voice than consoles simply because they can use the web on the pc? ud find alot more children would actually use consoles (consoles being cheaper for parents to buy) also reducing the voice heard from consoles online… at the end of the day pc vs console QQin probably works out even… we just don’t hear as much from the console folk.

    “quote” To try and say this is a “shoddy port” is down to the fact you don’t own and haven’t played the full game. The game is fantastic. As I have said many time, it runs like a dream for me. Honestly, since moving to be a primarily PC gamer, never have I heard so much complaining as in the PC communities. “quote”

    yea pretty sure he was talking about MW3 get off ur pony, MW3 is a SHODDY console port, a 10yo pc could run it at near max gfx.. i wish they would hurry up and release new consoles so PC gamers wouldn’t be held back by ancient console ports!

    “quote” I’m not sure the game has even been patched much. If it has I haven’t noticed yet. It seems to be minor tweaking on the server side of it and the problems seem to be primarily on the PC. “quote”

    is this you admitting that your also annoyed at how pc players get shafted?

    #32 3 years ago
  33. manamana

    40h in and having a blast. Cant wait for Karkand. First week was a catastrophe on XBL. Doesn’t make me whine, because in all the MP is brutally addictive, with friends that is. Most frustrating thing are not technical issues but teammates who don’t play the objective but only go for kills. Oh well, they maybe wonder why in gods name they are so low on the scoreboard….

    One thing I adressed to DICE: its unfair that a jet can ram a helicopter down without taking a scratch. Thats crap.

    #33 3 years ago

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    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]