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Rumour – Next Xbox has six times the power of Xbox 360

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:56 GMT By Brenna Hillier

As if one Xbox 720 tech rumour weren’t enough for the day, here’s another.

In reaction to an earlier report that the next Microsoft console is in development, IGN cited anonymous sources “close to the project” for word that components will go into mass production this year.

The source agreed the core will be based on an AMD GPU, but nominated the 6000 series – specifically, the Radeon HD 6670 – and not Southern Islands 7000 series.

“In real terms, the Xbox 720′s raw graphics processing power is expected to be six times that of the Xbox 360 and will yield 20-percent greater performance than Nintendo’s forthcoming console, the Wii U,” the site reports.

Thanks, Engadget.

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38 Comments

  1. Lahanas

    Epic fail if true.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    @1 your the biggest troll everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    #2 3 years ago
  3. daytripper

    Bit underwhelming if true, especially given the length this gen seems to going on. I doubt many on here have the intention of getting it even if it was more powerful than this rumour suggests.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. LOLshock94

    @3 i would

    #4 3 years ago
  5. fearmonkey

    Oh great, so now its 3 years or older GPU tech wise, wonderful :(
    Well Sony, there you go, beat that GPU and up the ram and you will be next gen savior.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. m2stech

    Microsoft is being cheap, should’ve been a prototype 8000 series card!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. MegaGeek1

    “Will yield 20-percent greater performance than Nintendo’s forthcoming console”

    Huge disappointment if true.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Virginityrocks

    Good card today, shitty card by the time it comes out.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Kabby

    It will be fine. The next gen of consoles should be the best yet.
    All games will be proper 1080p and 60fps becomes a reality for the Microsoft Shitbox 2000.

    I’m more interested in the storage aspects. Mainly to see what they think will be good enough to manage next gen content delivery.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Sini

    It really doesn’t matter what will sony do, since pc releases will be limited to xbox3 ports. SO, if this is true we’re fucked for another half a dozen years. Good news they gotta put dx11 there even if 3 years old tech.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Uncontested

    lol what a joke.. that card is shit today.. and its going into ‘mass production’ for a system that wont be out for year or two? lmao.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Sini

    Yah I just double check the stats, it’s not even remotely top class in its year
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6670/15.html
    I really don’t see dx11 @ 1080p res even with console optimizations.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    I have been telling you folks, next gen is not going to be about graphics. And its not going to look visualy to much ahead of where we are currently at. Think smoother framrates, wider color paletes, and I hope some better AI.

    But like many leaks and whatnot, I doubt it is safe to put too much stock into anything at this point.

    Just temper your expectations. Next gen could simply be more of the same type of stuff we are used to in this gen. I doubt the games themself will evolve that much, but the ways we play them, interact with them, and even aquire them prolly will.

    And besides, even if it were possible to make fully featured games that look as good as a Pixar Studio movie, do you know how long something like would take to develop, or how much cash it would take? Thats one of the biggest reasons games won’t graphicly move forward in leaps and bounds from where we are right now. That and more TVs with 720p are sold then TVs with 1080p.

    I expect next gen to be full of cloud based services, like building a portfolio of entertainment(games, movies, music) in the cloud. And a lot of subscription based franchises, like CoD Elite – so long as you pay the yearly sub, you get all of the DLC, maybe if we are lucky, even the cost of new games – unless new games only come in form of updates on old ones). I can see EA doing a Fifa sub, where you buy the game at full price, then sub to it, and get yearly updates included in your sub. Same for CoD and the likes.

    Gonna be interesting.

    I am sure MS, Sony and their respective allies are hard at work right now thinking of ways to monitize the crap out of us next gen.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    “All games will be proper 1080p and 60fps becomes a reality for the Microsoft Shitbox 2000.”

    Sorry, but i finished 1080p in 2010. I play only on 2560×1600 + games in most cases started to support that resolution and it’s awesome. I’m not coming back.

    @OG,
    “I have been telling you folks, next gen is not going to be about graphics. ”

    Actually it is. 6000 series of Radeon is a fuckton of power compared to the 360 even if 6000 series is not something new.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    If console graphics could be labeled as a sequential number line it would go as follows:

    Current ps360 gen graphics started at 5, then progressed to 6 and 7.

    Next gen will start at 7 and progress to 8.

    First run next gen games will not look much if any different then current gen games. Over time the gap will likly grow as it makes sense.

    Just keep in mind Erth, power is only one part of the equation.

    And regaurdless the PC will still be capible of being miles ahead.

    And really none of it ‘possed to matter, after all better graphics(slightly or marginaly) don’t mean better playing games. Just prettier ones.

    But my trick knee is still telling me that for a number of reasons(regaurdless of what will be promised either from ceo or tech sheet), next gen games won’t be leaps and bounds forward graphicly speaking.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Fin

    The 360 and PS3 have just 512mb ram. The chip in the 360 is equivalent to a GeForce 8000/ATI HD 2000 series. It’s not the power, it’s how you use it.

    @15
    “I play only on 2560×1600 + games in most cases”

    Cool story bro, you must have a large penis. How many TVs do you know that can support that resolution?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    There never going to be standard for like 1080p or 60 frames.
    IF you want to make let say burnout you would want 60 frames but resolution will be decrease for like 1800*800 I just give you example.
    But if same horror game like Dead Space then you would want 1080p but not so important for 60 frames.
    They will do that just to increase overall quality of textures,effect…

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    I like gravy with my chips…

    #18 3 years ago
  19. L.O.R.D

    @16
    “Cool story bro, you must have a large penis. How many TVs do you know that can support that resolution?”
    its not TV, it a PC monitor , an IPS monitor,its support that resolution very easy.
    there are 27″ and 30″

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Maximum Payne

    @19 But still not many consoles users play on Monitor ? Also they aren’t many that played on full HD TV either.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @16, It’s a monitor, bro. 27 and 30 inch supports that resolution.
    Nvidia and ATI already supports that resolution with their newest video cards. 1080p is the thing of 2006.

    also, in theory 6000 ATI cards support 2560×1600 resolution.

    @20, we are at the age where TV’s are going to have much better resolution.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0m1XmvBey8 Look, Payne. There are already 4K videos on Youtube just for example.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Fin

    @21

    Yeah dur. My point was that all current TVs top out at 1080p. Consoles will never require a monitor over a TV, so you saying you play at Whatever×Bullshit is irrelevant.

    The first 4K TVs will be out this year, maybe. HDTVs were more prevelant when this generation of consoles launched than 4K ones will be with next gen.
    The jump from SD to HD was far bigger than the jump from HD to 4K anyway. Microsoft and Sony won’t release a console tailored to such a miniscule market.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Maximum Payne

    @21 You know the tech you know even next gen console will note have power for above 1080p.And if it is true about 6670 then next gen with start with 1080p and then just lower and lower resolution to ”improve” graphics just like they are doing now.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. John117

    I think the main problem with consoles is that in order to become affordable, they cant look and next-gen tech and think “Hey! I wanna stuff my console with the best tech evah!” Well, unless we wanted to end up with consoles priced around a decent laptop. And what would be the point then? Why do you think the PS3 was so overwhelming overpriced when it first came :S

    #24 3 years ago
  25. xxJPRACERxx

    Considering the longer life cycle of consoles I think they should have aim a little higher. But it’s not so bad. Just put a lot of RAM in it please.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Maximum Payne

    @24 Ati 6670 in retail in my country cost around $80 so how much would cost if Microsoft order 10 mill for manufacture price ?
    At least they can do 6850 which is around $120 in retail.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. ManuOtaku

    Like i said in a previous comment in the oban chip topic, if one looks at the previous gens, all of them were won by the less capable console graphical wise, ps1, ps2 and now wii, therefore i will not find strange at all, that sony and microsoft go for the less expensive choice, now more than ever due to the struggle of expensive consoles (ps3, vita and 3DS), of course it will be better than this gen, they will aim at better graphics, but keeping in mind an affordable price, without having that many losses for so many years in the long run, therefore i think they will go for a true 1080 p, with an increase in the GPU department and +60 hz, Therefore i dont find this strange or unthinkable at all, really.
    P.S oldergamer comments +1, also if this is true then what i said in past comments regarding that the difference between the wiiU and the other consoles will be not that big compare to this gen, holds some water.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. drewbles82

    They will have some form of media to buy from shops. It will not all be downloadable.
    If any of the consoles did that, they would loose a lot of money and a lot of customers. We are nowhere near ready to rely on downloading games only, cloud based gaming.

    Example, here in the Uk, Virgin media, we are on 20mb, the connection is that crap we barely see 2mb. Theres a 4Gb limit and most full games would be over that so if we tried to download one game, our connection speed is halved for 3days, meaning prob take a week to get one game. Where instead i could just walk to my local shop and purchase in 20mins.

    Maybe nextnextgen it will be ready but till internet speeds are up and more reliable, and no download limits, its not gonna happen.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Joe Musashi

    I hope that doesn’t mean it’ll generate 6 times the heat…

    JM

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Telepathic.Geometry

    1) If it’s 6 times the power of a 360 and 1.2 times the power of a Wii U, doesn’t that mean that the Wii U is 5 times the power of a 360?

    2) Wouldn’t it be a marketing failure in and of itself to be merely 20% more powerful than Ninty’s tech?

    3) How do they even know what Ninty’s got?

    #30 3 years ago
  31. deathgaze

    Ahh, I love the pre-console announce hype. Fanboys get to argue about how powerful their favorite consoles will be. Tempers will flare. Feelings will be hurt. And Nintendo geeks will continue to whine about how their platform never gets any of the “big games”. The cycle never ends, does it?

    Seriously, guys. You’re gonna discuss, argue and nitpick over some off-the-cuff figure that some random dude (who may not even have anything to do with the project) threw out there?

    “Ohh, yeah! It’s 6 times more powerful than the 360! Or something like that.”

    It even sounds like a figure someone pulled out of their ass. Let’s reel it in a bit, folks. ;)

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    @31 Indeed.

    Frankly, I don’t give a damn how powerful it is (or isn’t), as long as it has a solid release of good titles and a robust, well designed interface.

    Powerful hardware only get syou so far, a fact that has been proven time and again in this industry. And the last time video that games need right now are to become even more expensive to develop.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. silkvg247

    I welcome the next gen. Even if I don’t buy it, at least it’ll force lazy ass developers to have to give us AA and shiny graphics on PC ports.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. NiceFellow

    If true, which it probably isn’t, that’s not quite the jump in GPU I would expect.

    Of course, if MS decides that every Xbox will ship with a Kinect 2 sensor included then unless they feel they can risk a high launch price based on marketshare/brand (and look how well that worked for Sony with arguably more markeshare/brand recognition) I guess the console specs might well be a more modest jump to keep the whole package affordable enough.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. polygem

    NOT HORSEPOWER: ARTWORK IS THE ANSWER!

    #35 3 years ago
  36. OrbitMonkey

    And a internet browser plz.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    ^ Most likely typed on a PC.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Christopher Jack

    Would like Microsoft to build an Xbox certified HTPC, combining all the elements of Win8 & the Xbox into one console sized box at a reasonable price. Better yet, a Steam certified box backed by Valve aimed at the console market running Win8 under a customized interface to highlight the gaming aspects. I reckon the Radeon 6850 would be perfect for this..

    #38 3 years ago

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  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

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    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]