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Razer’s Project Fiona revealed as new PC gaming tablet

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 02:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Razer’s newest concept is a gaming tablet equipped with two analog stick paddles and the ability to run PC games natively.

Despite seething rumour, Razer didn’t bring its Switchblade concept back to CES, instead revealing Project Fiona as an entirely different beast.

As well as a bizarre set of wings – just look at it; photos and video below – the tablet boasts an Intel Core i7, accelerometers, a multi-touch screen and force feedback (rumble).

Razer claims the tablet is capable of running current release PC games, and expects to ship before the end of the year at an RRP of less than $1000. Developer kits are expected to begin distribution shortly.

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27 Comments

  1. alterecho

    THIS, is an awesome idea. But how in the world did they fit an i7 in that form factor and keep the thermals within range?? Even if it was a ULV processor, i’m puzzled.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. triggerhappy

    They days of zero controller support for pc are well and truly over.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. GrimRita

    @1 i was thinking the same thing lol

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Blimey. That’s either the most amazing thing ever or it’ll sell about 12 units.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TheBlackHole

    LMAO @4

    I was thinking the same. Genius or insanity – I can’t quite decide.

    Perhaps if the controllers were a removable attachment, then I’d be sold. An i7 in an ipad size tablet? Yes please.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. RandomTiger

    I cant imagine there’s much of a market for this, looks cool though.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. frostquake

    In the USA, this is bad timing to release a $1000.00 gaming tablet, or even a $599 gaming tablet. The Economy here is expected to be another bad year. Election times also cause volatility. They would have to sell a large amount and consume a good amount of the market for it to survive. I see this only as a Fad!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    They talk about this thing in other videos that it’s for ‘on the go’ well sorry, but who is gonna be playing on this in the train or bus, etc? Nobody is. And at home? You might as well just buy a good enough gaming pc for probably less, or just stick with the consoles.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    Bad idea.

    Only real difference between PC and other platform gaming is the m/kb.

    Which this doesn’t have…

    And at that price (probably $999) you might as well just get a decent ultrabook.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. silkvg247

    @9 My thoughts exactly. No mouse / keyb = no hardcore market. Which leaves the casual market (whom are happy with pads), or people who only like console ports and use the gamepad more often than not (wouldn’t they just own a console instead?).

    #10 3 years ago
  11. viralshag

    @10, I would rather have a PC which in most cases gives me superior graphics and still use my pad for superior comfort.

    You seem to be missing the picture completely… I would think PC games having a platform which could be adopted by the “casual” masses would only be a good thing for PC gaming.

    This machine at a decent price point with a Steam app loaded… I fail to see where the problem is.

    On a side note, like #2 said, the days for no pad support on the PC is coming to a close and I for one, welcome it.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. silkvg247

    @11 Alright then, give me an idea of what kinds of games you’d play using the pad.

    I’m gonna place a bet that they’re all console ports, or casual games which’d run on a standard tablet; neither of which need an i7 to run.

    If you’d play FPS or RTS games using such a controller then all I can say is good luck with that on multiplayer. Can you imaging trying to beat a good mouse/keyb user with a gamepad? Currently the issue doesn’t exist, as console/PC servers are split.

    And I can’t even imagine how unplayable the likes of starcraft or other twitch RTS games, or any mmo, would be.

    So you see, the problem as I see it is that this gadget aims itself squarely at the audience who play the type of games that really need a mouse/keyb to play.

    I’m with you on the steam thing, but again the actual TYPE of game you’d play is nothing that can’t be done on a lower spec. My point being the control idea does potentially have a market, but the high spec and extra cost I just can’t figure out. It’s not like you’re gonna play BF3 with those things, right? Not against other PC gamers anyway.. hah!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @viralshag, you are wrong pal. PC is the biggest platform for casual gamers. Look at the Facebook games and ZYNGA Games. So no, more casual ppl will do nothing for PC gaming at all. It’s only got worse when these vultures started playing FarmVille.

    Pad =/= superior comfort. It’s a matter of taste, but for PC games mouse and kb is important for certain games. If you play console games that were designed for console or casual games that are on consoles, sure. Controller is enough.

    Gamepad for twitch fast shooting games like Unreal or RTS games like Starcraft or MMO’s is not enough.

    @2 absolutely not. If you look at the most PC games, they don’t have controller support at all. MMO’s? forget it.

    There will be support for games that are ports, but games that designed specifically for mouse and keyboard won’t recieve that treatment.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. freedoms_stain

    It’s a luxury device, I doubt they’re planning on selling millions of them.

    It’s an interesting concept to be sure, whether it’s really practical (or comfortable) for its purpose remains to be seen.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. viralshag

    @12, Let’s be honest though, FPS on PCs very rarely down to the extreme Pad vs KB examples that are usual mentioned. I always use my pad in BF3 and stats-wise, they’re much the same as the consoles in my case (I’m an average FPS gamer at best). Yeah I will agree, they’re a little bit worse but nothing that could be made a case out of.

    In a top ten KB vs pad users, the KB will come out on top. However, in my experience I didn’t feel I was playing among an elite race of gamers because the majority were probably using KB&M. I had good games and I had bad games but in general, the experience was pretty much the same as consoles. I think in most cases skill will determine the outcome of a match rather than the controller input.

    @13, Of course you’re not going to get full support for every game and I’m not saying every game needs it either. I don’t think I will every use a pad again for an MMO after DCUO, and I would never use it for an RTS. But on this hardware, I imagine playing an RTS with a mix of controller and touch-screen would actually be a very enjoyable experience.

    Also, comparing FB casual gamers and casual console gamers is not the same thing. You’re looking at two completely different markets.

    Personally, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this, I couldn’t care less about not being able to compete against the “PC Leet” end of MP gaming. Of course I’m not going to generalise and say everyone in that bracket is a complete dick, I will just say most of them are. :)

    Why not just give the option as default for a controller on all RPGs, racing, adventure, TPS, FPS and simulator games on the PC? If all the games I CAN play with a pad had proper support for it (unlike BF3 which is poor implementation) I probably wouldn’t even bother buying another console.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. silkvg247

    @15 If you pitched two equally skilled players against each other, one with a pad, one on standard controls, the one with mouse/keyb would win every. single. time.

    It’s just a better control mechanism for those types of games, I’m sure I don’t have to explain why? I’ts not about competing with the best of the best, it’s about feeling I’ve died because I’m shit, as opposed to I’ve died because I couldn’t rotate my view fast enough or his mouse was faster than my thumbs. Otherwise it’d jsut get too frustrating.

    Some people will agree with you that they can “get by” using pads, but they know they’re at a disadvantage. I’d argue people who think like that are few and far between in the PC gaming area too, which brings me back to my original question – who is it marketed at? A gaming enthusiast won’t even look at something without a mouse. A casual gamer won’t look at anything expensive.

    To be honest the idea of games supporting pads by default is both awesome and terrifying. Games devs are already becoming lazy at shoddy PC ports, imagine if they eventually drop mouse/keyb support altogether. Too much hassle being able to rebind keys and whatnot. Man, I’ll be hanging up my gaming gloves on that day.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DSB

    Those handles look like an instant dealbreaker. There’s no way I’d ever walk around with something that looked like that, especially in the 1000 dollar range. It’s just ridiculous.

    It doesn’t look comfortable either. It’s hard enough to play with a 360 or PS3 pad for long ammounts of time, but I’d still rather have support for those, than the be left with such an ugly device.

    @16 Well, a mouse is faster. It’s not a measure of whether it’s actually more fun or not. Personally though, that’s why I can’t play FPS’es on a console. I’m too used to putting the dot on peoples head in milliseconds.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Da Man

    #12 is right in saying that in PC shooter games if you just put a player with the mouse against the one with a pad ignoring everything else, mouse would be easier to play with. Since
    bullet magnetism is a very important aspect of pad-oriented versions of fps games, pretty much the only way of making it fair would be putting that into PC versions, which would render them pointless.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. viralshag

    @16 & 18, Well if that’s the case, then people with similar stats as me on Battlelog must be shite. If me having a disadvantage using a pad puts me down a few pegs already, then those that are the same or close with the advantage of a KB&M must be even worse. Some of you VG pc gamers better step it up. ;)

    If this was priced and marketed right, it could have appealed to some people. But with the 3DS, Vita and iPad out there at the moment, I think all potential buyers have something else keeping them busy.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. silkvg247

    Viral, if you’re doing well with pad I don’t doubt for a minute you’d do even better with mouse/keyb. You are giving yourself a handicap.

    I’m talking about infantry, not jets, btw. :)

    Edit: And I’m also assuming you are playing on PC, otherwise none of your points make sense..

    Console players only play against console players, and thus a “good” console BF3 player would have pretty much on par stats with a “good” PC player who plays against other PC players.

    I think you are saying you play with the pad on the PC, though that doesn’t make much sense to me. I mean why would you..

    #20 3 years ago
  21. viralshag

    I can assure you right now, me playing an FPS with a M/KB is a horrifically painful and embarrassing experience for me. And yes, ofc I have been playing on the PC, you were there a few times. ;)

    It’s simply down to a matter of taste, opinion and what you’re use to. I literally *hate* using a M/KB for anything other than work, MMOs and RTS games.

    But then again most of my gaming life has been using a pad since the snes. I only decided to build myself a gaming rig because I played WoW, I wanted to see if I could do it and I could afford it. Turns out it was worth it and why I built a better machine a couple of years later. :D

    #21 3 years ago
  22. silkvg247

    Yeah I know we’ve played on the same server, but thought you might have it on both platforms. :)

    I’ve also used pads, since the master system in fact – I was a latecomer into the PC world.

    Are you sure that you just haven’t found the “right” mouse? I have to use very small mice with my girl hands, else it’s just painful and uncontrollable. For the same reason I struggle with standard xbox pads, though ps3 ones are ok. I also can’t use my PSP for more than 10 mins as the thumbpad kills me – tiny thumbs and all that.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. freedoms_stain

    m/kb can be difficult if you haven’t used them for gaming in a while. My left hand gets tired quicker than it should and I know I’m not doing as well controlling recoil in BF3.

    Using a pad vs mouse is ok if you keep yourself out of twitch situations, flank round and concentrate on shooting people in the back, but I’d hate to go cqb pad vs mouse.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. viralshag

    Nah I tried the beta for the console versions and they were just awful, plus I hooked up my PC to my new 40″ the other day and played BF3 for a bit… It was pretty amazing haha.

    My hand gets sore using a mouse on an FPS where I need a bit more control. For other games like an RTS it’s not so bad. Honestly, I just like kicking back with pads and now my TV is hooked up I can see a lot of games that would have been console buys becoming PC buys such as ME3 and Reckoning.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. CMcAfee

    The verge has a hands-on and impressions up from CES, and the handles are NOT detachable.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/10/2697729/razer-project-fiona-gaming-tablet-first-hands-on

    #25 3 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

    @25, it also says this is probably not the final version of the product.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. triggerhappy

    @ erth “@2 absolutely not. If you look at the most PC games, they don’t have controller support at all. MMO’s? forget it.”

    Name 5 RECENT big PC games that don’t support controller. Even PC exclusives like Hard Reset & Crysis have controller support. Diablo III devs have even said that D III plays better and more fluid with pad.

    Anyway for me my controls of choice are always about comfort, thats why i like controller over kb&m. But to say that most PC games don’t support pad is just not true, it used to be, but its not anymore. Look at Bioshock 2, people went nuts when there was no controller support, fair enough theres still not controller support for that game but it shows the mind set of the community, people want choice. Its expected these days and I welcome it. *winks @ Viral :P*

    #27 3 years ago

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    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

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • 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 […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]