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Quick Quotes: Hirai on tackling Sony’s hardware woes

Friday, 3 February 2012 18:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

“I thought turning around the PlayStation business was going to be the toughest challenge of my career, but I guess not. It’s one issue after another. I feel like ‘Holy shit, now what?’ We can’t just continue to be a great purveyor of hardware products, even though some people expect us to do that. We really need to buckle down and be realistic. I don’t think everybody is on board, but I think people are coming around to the idea that if we don’t turn this around, we could be sitting in some serious trouble.” – Sony CEO Kaz Hirai on fixing the firm’s hardware business to The Wall Street Journal.

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32 Comments

  1. Razor

    “we could be sitting in some serious trouble.”

    … could be?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. fearmonkey

    It is simply amazing to me that Sony, who dominated with the PS1 and PS2, are in the position they are with PS3 and the overall status of Sony. I always loved Sony’s products, but their quality doesn’t seem to be what it used to be.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. mark82

    How can you say that the ps3 doesn’t have quality, ok it got off to a slow start and got some things wrong in the early days ie pricing, but they have learned from that, look at vita as a perfect example.
    It’s competitively priced, has a great line-up of games and excellent hardware!!
    It seems to me that people think its cool to bash Sony, personally I’m getting bored of it.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Mike W

    @3

    I agree, I guess it’s the “thing” to do nowadays. Even the author of this article wrote some ridiculous things about Sony, especially when they had the outage with their network last year. It just shows you how incompetent these so called journalists are nowadays, if we can even called them that. It’s beyond boring bro, it’s just stupid.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dannybuoy

    Hey go easy.. I’m sure no Sony bashing is intended. Maybe you read into it what you want to hear? VG247, for me, comes across as really unbiased. They report news, opinion and commentary, if you don’t agree with what you read you should stop visiting the site :-)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DSB

    Sony fanboys are truly the jews of the 21st century. It’s amazing just how much truth people can not want to hear.

    I think Kaz Hirai has what it takes though. At the start of the generation Sony was acting like the company behind the Playstation 2. Nothing could possibly go wrong, they made the PS2. Everything was great, they made the PS2.

    Fact is that they went from pretty much owning the market, to the point of virtual world dominance, to the back of the bus, and it took them so incredibly long to realize it.

    It does seem like a lot of their top level executives are getting it now, and I think that bodes well for the next Playstation.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Mike W

    @5

    “They report news, opinion and commentary, if you don’t agree with what you read you should stop visiting the site”

    Hmmm interesting, just in case you didn’t notice, people agree and disagree bro, that’s the whole point of voicing your opinion on these sites. I’m still unclear on why I should stop visiting a site, because I didn’t agree on what a particular author wrote in one of their articles?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. daytripper

    What amazes me is the utter hypocritical shite I read on here, take 3 and 4 for example, I don’t see you guys crying when other platform makers are getting bashed in venomous style at times. If anything Nintendo seems to get the most negative reaction on here. They are all in it to make money, there is no “family”, they all want your money, simple as that.

    Another thing, so what if there some negative views on Sony, Ms or Nintendo? So what ? People are entitled to express opinion so to suggest they can’t just because you can’t handle it is child’s play stuff.

    Will the PS4 be a brilliant console ? Hope so, some seem to forget competition is good and gives the consumer a choice. Those involved in coporate wars forget that being blinded by bizzare loyalty to something that doesn’t return it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I think DSB should be banned for his flat out racist comment at number 6.

    Classy there DSB :(

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Telepathic.Geometry

    A bit naughty, but not bannable in my opinion.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Mike W

    @8

    Sigh…..If any of the authors have the right to state their opinions about something, I should have the right to state mine, regardless on whether I agree with them or not. It’s as simple as that.

    Maybe you and 5 should learn how to deal with the fact that people are going to have different views on things regardless on how you feel about it. It has nothing to do with crying or anything else, it’s just a disagreement.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @9 I think you should be banned for using the word racism without the slightest notion of what it actually means.

    @11 I think the problem is that Sony fanboys often end up being synonymous with this crazy persecution mania, like the whole world is after them and their console manufacturer.

    Peoples desperate loyalty is their own, and it’s never going to stop other people from critisizing Sony (or anyone else) when criticism is due.

    Of course I realize it’s only a vocal minority, and obviously Sony’s own executives aren’t above critisizing themselves, so it shouldn’t reflect badly on the community as a whole. It’s just mindboggling to watch is all.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Christopher Jack

    @12, You were discriminating against a minority via stereotyping. How is that not racism? Not calling you a racist, since I’ve been using this site I’ve never considered you a bigot, infact you’ve always been one of the more even headers posters, but you can’t deny that comment is racist.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. DSB

    @13 I can quite easily deny it, since it has absolutely nothing to do with race. Are Sony whiners a race? No? Then it isn’t racism, it’s merely a general intolerance against whiny conspiracy nuts.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racism

    I’m not going to elaborate on it any further. I think it’s disgusting that people use terms like racism or anti-semitism so carelessly.

    They’re made to mean less and less for every time they’re used by morons who don’t understand the word.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    Fuck me, VG247 once again showing its BLATENT favoritism, by publishing some random rant by some random guy!!

    I mean who does Kaz Hairi think he is to make such sweeping comments!! Huh HUH!?

    Probably off his head swigging moonshine with DSB at some anti-Sony clan rally I bet…

    ;-)

    (For those without a sarcasm sensor…. I’m being FUCKING SERIOUS… maybe ;-))

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    @14
    “Are Sony whiners a race? No? Then it isn’t racism, it’s merely a general intolerance against whiny conspiracy nuts.”

    So where did the Jews fit in to this argument about gaming and intolerance against whiny conspiracy nuts?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DSB

    @16 Jews have actually been persecuted for the better part of 2000 years.

    Thus, patting a Sony whiner on the head and going “Boy, you certainly are the jew of the 21st century” means “Wow, you’re so persecuted, I feel SO sorry for you”.

    Any distinctly negative connotation that you and the others might associate with the word “jew” says a lot more for how you see them, than it does for how I do.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asf4InKVo8k

    This is an example of another person using another “bad word” in a sense that also isn’t negative, also isn’t a slur, and also isn’t racism.

    Although surprise, surprise, he has a bunch of morons calling him a racist for it as well.

    I think it’s sad that this apparently requires explanation. How ignorant can you get?

    #17 3 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    It requires explanation because you worded it badly. The implication in your first paragraph was Sony fans don’t want to hear the truth just like the Jews. That’s now clearly not what you meant but stop and check what you actually wrote.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DSB

    @18 I’m not responsible for you or anyone else associating the word Jew with a false sense of persecution.

    If people decide to see something specific, they’re going to see it. The only thing that can stop them is actually thinking.

    I’m not gonna justify peoples preference NOT to think before they draw ridiculous conclusions.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. DarkElfa

    The author didn’t state shit here you self persecuted asses, he quoted the damned CEO of Sony.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    @20, Or a did he quote a pod person impersonator?! *tinfoil hat on*

    #21 3 years ago
  22. daytripper

    @11 don’t know what your sighing for you crying twat , if anyone should be sighing it should be the author of this news post after reading your delusional waffle

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    @19, “I’m not responsible for you or anyone else associating the word Jew with a false sense of persecution.” Yes you are, you wrote it & did a poor job doing so, it appears that you’re comparing an entire race with a bunch of sulking fanboys & in your newest comment it appears that you’re saying that the they haven’t been persecuted. Perhaps you should have said Sony fanboys act as if they are the jews of the 21st century, which implies that they act as if they’re being persecuted rather than the Jews were acting.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. DSB

    @23 “Sony fanboys are truly the jews of the 21st century”

    ANY enterpretation of that as degrading jews as a race is ENTIRELY on you.

    Don’t be a moron. Take responsibility for your own fabrications.

    Stupid cunt.

    (Hey, was that aimed at jews too? YOU DECIDE!)

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    There’s only 1 way that I can Interpret “Sony fanboys(whiny bitches) are truly the jews(who’ve been literally persecuted) of the 21st century”. I get your point, but its invalid, the Jews had a reason, they were literally persecuted while these fanboys you talk off, act as if they were, its just not the same, its like comparing a kid doing chores with an African slave, you just don’t go there, although it’s not ridiculous to say that the kid was acting as if they were being treated as a slave.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. DSB

    @25 So the fact that it could be ANYTHING but literal didn’t cross your mind, even once? Jews are always being victimized and assaulted, is that the idea?

    Like I said, I can’t take responsibility for people who choose to read what they want to read.

    To you jews may be victims, and they may belong in that role forevermore. To me they’re actual people, living actual lives and survivors who have fought their own battles, and aren’t worthy to be stereotyped purely as the eternally weak and oppressed.

    And it’s exactly the same with the slaves. I can mention slavery and I can mention jews without passing judgement on, or attempting to humiliate either group.

    The biggest problem with civil rights today is idiots calling people racists, anti-semites or homophobes based on superficial misunderstandings, pointless concepts of political correctness, or indeed actual linguistic missteps, while the real racists are smart enough to keep in the shadows, effecting actual racism or homophobia through policies and laws, undisturbed.

    The more idiots keep distracting from what’s actually important based on petty words, especially with no consideration for their meaning beyond what you’d LIKE them to mean, the more you’re helping to sustain the kind of ignorance in which racism flourishes.

    Whatever your enterpretation of that sentence is, I really don’t give a fuck. Work on your jewish problem, maybe read a little bit about them to change that perception. Mine is clear, and that’s precisely why I don’t have to prove jack shit to anybody.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. DrDamn

    @24
    That wasn’t what caused the problem it was the next sentence, the only other one in the paragraph, which acted as a qualifying point as to why you appeared to think Sony fanboys are like the Jews.

    For example if I said. “Gimboids are the Thargs of the 21st century. They smell.”. What am I saying about Thargs? Alternatively I could say “Gimboids think they are the Thargs of the 21st century. But they smell.”. Which is what i assume you meant?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Christopher Jack

    “So the fact that it could be ANYTHING but literal didn’t cross your mind, even once?” Of course it did, I understand what you’re talking about, just your sentence doesn’t leave room for it to be interpreted into anything other than Jews were the pre-21st century Sony fanboys.

    “Jews are always being victimized and assaulted, is that the idea?” No but they were, everything I’ve said was in past tense.

    “The biggest problem with civil rights today is idiots calling people racists, anti-semites or homophobes based on superficial misunderstandings…” I hope you’re not serious, I’d rather be called a racist than be discriminated against, there are plenty of problems with civil rights even in America, just look at the immigrants, specifically the Mexicans.

    “Whatever your *interpretation of that sentence is, I really don’t give a fuck” Which is why you’ve replied angrily three times.

    “Work on your jewish problem” What problem? I see them just as I’d see anyone else.

    To note, I’m fairly certain you’re not a racist judging from my time on this site so I know you weren’t intending to be offensive & what you said doesn’t physically hurt anybody but it you can’t escape the fact that it’s still considered insensitive. We both know you’re not being literal. Could have simply been phrased better to avoid misinterpretation, all you needed was something to imply it wasn’t literal, using the word ‘truly’ also doesn’t help your case.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    @27 Except I at no point used the word “they” or otherwise referred to the initial use of the word jews. That’s all in your head.

    “It’s amazing just how much truth PEOPLE can not want to hear”

    I realize it would’ve been easier for you to “get” if I had put that in a different line entirely, but again, if I had to tool every post I make so even the most abject retard can keep up, I wouldn’t bother in the first place.

    At some point you’re just going to have to engage your brain to help you out.

    @28 Bite me.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. OrbitMonkey

    Oi vey, enough already! The jewgate derail of this thread needs to end!

    #30 3 years ago
  31. reask

    I personally reckon Sony got it wrong this gen.
    They decided to produce an all star singing whistling machine that was superior to the 360.
    Hence big costs meaning expensive console.
    People wanted games not gadgets.

    Sony are top notch devs and this gen will help them imo.
    We need competition and we have it so as gamers it is win win.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. fearmonkey

    Wow….kind if surprised at the direction this thread took.
    @3 – I meant Sonly electronics rather than just the PS3. Their TV’s and electronics don’t seem as well made to me as they used to. I remember when Sony was the brand to own for quality, now otjher brands are just as favorably looked at. Sony always charged a premium for that Sony name, but they really can’t get away with that like they used to, as other brands have caught up quality wise.

    #32 3 years ago

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  • Mirror’s Edge 2 due early 2016, new Need for Speed in Q4 2015

    EA has indicated general release windows for a number of anticipated new titles. Mirror’s Edge 2 has an early 2016 release date. EA confirmed the release plan in today’s financials release, also noting that a new Need for Speed and a new Plants vs Zombies are coming in the same window. Mirror’s Edge 2 is […]

  • EA financials highlight millions of hours played in Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Electronic Arts reported its Q4 and year end FY15 financial results today, highlighting the amount of hours played in Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics: For fiscal year 2015 EA was the #1 publisher on PlayStation4 and Xbox One consoles in the world, driven by the success of Battlefield Hardline, […]

  • Black Mesa can now be acquired through Steam Early Access

    Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life 1 from Crowbar Collective, has entered Steam Early Access. At present, 85% of the campaign is complete with around 10 hours worth of gameplay. Early Access users will be helping test the multiplayer deatmatch and team deathmatch modes via six maps as well as the single-player portion. As will […]

  • Three Easter Eggs spotted in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – video

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has been released in North America, as you know, and it contains some fun Easter Eggs which you can take a look at in the video below. Don’t watch or read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled. Eurogamer’s Ian Higton spotted three Easter Eggs so far, and there […]

  • Destiny: Prison of Elders – here’s what to expect from tomorrow’s livestream

    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]