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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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  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

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  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

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  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

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  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]