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New iPad: A5X processor, out March 16, Infinity Blade: Dungeons announced

Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at Apple’s San Francisco event this afternoon to deliver his keynote and announce “the new iPad” with retina display and a A5X quad-core processor.

The New iPad

Available March 16 in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan.

Now available for pre-order; online orders to arrive on March 19.

Releases on March 23 elsewhere in the world.

Contains a A5X processor with quad-core graphics and retina display.

2048 x 1536 resolution; contains 3.1 million pixels; can be held at 15 inches; 44% better color saturation.

Supports 4G LTE, 3G, and Wi-fi.

Wi-fi only: $499 for 16GB, 32GB for $599 and 64GB for $699.

4G: $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.

iPad 2 getting a price drop of $100: $399 for a 16GB WiFi model. $529 for the WiFi/3G version.

Infinity Blade: Dungeons announced as “coming soon” by Epic president Mike Capps.

Namco to release action-flight game Sky Gamblers as iOS-exclusive coming “later this month.”

A new iPad

“We think that iPad is the poster child of the post-PC world,” said Cook. “The momentum behind iPad has been incredible and it has surprised virtually everyone.

“When we set out to create the iPad we set out to create not just a new product but a new category. In order to do that, the iPad had to be the best device for doing some of the things that you do most often. This is remarkable for a device that has been on the market for less than two years.”

Cook added that when questioned, iPad users said they prefer the device for browsing and to play games on more than any other device – more so than consoles – and over 200,000 custom apps have been created specifically for the iPad.

15.4 million iPad’s were sold in Q4 2011 and as of Q1 2012 55 million iPads have been sold.

Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took the stage after Cook’s announcement to talk about the new tablet which has a higher​ resolution of 2048 x 1536 and contains a total of 3.1 million pixels and can be held at 15 inches with 44% better color saturation. It contains a A5X processor with quad-core graphics.

The pad contains the iSight camera which contains 1080p video recording, 5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into ​the A5X chip – basically the same set-up as iPhone 4S.

It also contains a microphone which supports US English, British, Australian, French, German and Japanese.

Another feature announced was AT&T 4G LTE and it now has 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, with LTE at 73Mbps. Verizon LTE was announced as well and Vimeo was shown running in order for folks to gauge the speed.

Rogers, Bell, and Telus will also be LTE partners in the US and other carriers around the world will partner with Apple as well. The various bands of LTE put there will mean separate devices for AT&T and Verizon – of course – and 3G is still enabled so no worries there and if the carrier supports it, the new iPad can be used as a personal hotspot. It also has Home button.

“It’s​ no small feat,” said Schiller. “This new iPad has the most wireless bands that has ever shipped.”

It boasts 10 hours of battery life and 9 hours on 4G, is 9.4mm thin, weighs 1.4lbs, doesn’t contain a new Dock Connector, and will run you $499 for 16GB, 32GB for $599 and 64GB for $699. If you want 4G it’s $629, $729 and $829. Same prices as current iPad, and it’s available on March 16 in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan.

March 23 elsewhere.

You can pre-order today.

iPad 2 is getting $100 knocked off as well, and it will now run you $399 for a 16GB WiFi model and $529 for the WiFi/3G version.

Games and Apps

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, took the stage to announce Infinity Blade: Dungeons. You’re on a quest to craft the “ultimate weapon” -the Infinity Blade. It has HDR graphics and tone-mapping. It allows players form ​chain-attack, and freeze them even.

“This new device has more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or PS3.” – Epic president Mike Capps.

There’ll be a new crafting system, dungeon crafting.

“It’s only going to look like this and play ​like this on the new iPad, ” said Capps.

“The Unreal engine is unleashing the power of the new iPad,” he added. “This new device has more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or PS3.”

The game was listed as “coming soon.”

James Shelton from Namco took the stage to announce Sky Gamblers, which looked a bit like the latest Ace Combat according to Engadget. The demo showed 50 jets dogfighting, it was “console quality” according to Shelton, and and iOS-exclusive launching later this month.

iPhoto with new gestures, new effects, multi-touch editing, the ability to beam photos directly between devices was announced as well as updates to iMovie, and Garage Band.

A good Q4 2011

Apple has said last year it sold 172 million post-PC devices which was 76% of its revenues of Q4 2011.

The firm also has 362 retail stores, and 110 million visitors walked through the doors during Q4 2011.

According to Cook, “iPhone, iPad, iPod touch are all based on iOS and we have now sold an astonishing 315 million devices through last year, 62 million in Q4 2011.”

Siri will also see a Japanese release and part of iOS 5.1 will be available today, and rolling out to Japan “over the next few weeks.”

Cook also said during his keynote that 585,000 apps are currently in the store and 25 billion have been downloaded – the 25 billionth of which was downloaded in China.

Apple TV and iCloud

Over 100 million people use iCloud and iTunes now supports movies in iCloud allowing you to re-download movies you’ve purchased on any device, and movies and TV shows now support 1080p thanks to the new Apple TV which supports 1080p with a “streamlined new user interface.”

Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, Eddy Cue, took the stage to demo the new Apple TV which has a new UI in full 1080p and users can find their iTunes playlists from iCloud on it with thrid-party apps are much easier to access as well.

It also recommends movies based on what users have watched – Engadget noted it took 10 seconds for a movie to start playing on the device.

It will run you $99.

A live blog of the event can be found over on Engadget. Much thanks to the site for the coverage and the lovely photos from the event.

Apple has released a video for the new iPad and you can watch it below.

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31 Comments

  1. Gheritt White

    OMG – expensive!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Colin Gallacher

    Pretty much as everyone was expecting.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. JimFear-666

    overpriced as usual… anyway i couldnt care less about apple product.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. unacomn

    That’s a lot of money to watch porn on the go. But still, porn is porn.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    It has much better resolution than XBOX 360 or PS3.

    I’m sorry, but current gen must go away this year. Even iPad is now more powerful than 360 and PS3 at some point.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. polygem

    thing is i have to roll eyes everytime i see folks with superexpensive tech gear in the public. nice hairdo, fashionable, ipad, 29 – boredom in the eyes, no fire, just capitalism written all over the face. wasted youth. there are lots of those. it´s kind of pathetic to own those luxury things that are obviously way overpriced and people even want them to be overpriced so they can show off their shiny little status symbols. i´m not buying this stuff. people think it´s on vogue and cool but it totally is the opposite, it´s the essence of uncoolness. it´s like driving a suv. i´d feel like a moron….on the other hand i just bought those super sized mario and luigi vinyl toy figures today. i am obviously a moron too.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. rrw

    #5 oh cmon, you know resolution is not how you you measure how powerful a device is.

    beside the one that held back consoles resolution is TV technology. hardly TV for now have more than 1080p resolution

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Dimaco

    @6 + 1
    Kudos man, that explains it so well I needn’t add a thing…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. jdfoster00

    Terrible, terrible pricing strategy in the age of austerity and budgeting. Also I don’t think it will be successful in the UK because one of it’s main features…4G is UNUSABLE in the UK… No one offfers 4G yet in the UK… (from C4 article that I agreed with (http://blogs.channel4.com/benjamin-cohen-on-technology/new-ipad-announced-but-it-wont-work-properly-in-uk/3336)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Colin Gallacher

    @9

    Yeah so bad they sold 15.4 million iPads in Q4 2011. Heh.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. diego-rbb-93

    5# “I’m sorry, but current gen must go away this year. Even iPad is now more powerful than 360 and PS3 at some point.”

    That´s completely wrong (I wish it was true, of course).

    The true is actually that Ipad 3 could be a little bit less poweful than Vita (being the same model, Vita PowerVR GPU was customized by Sony in order to be really powerful according to Vita gaming capacities. Other point is the Dual Core A5 vs Quad Core Vita, all of them ARM Cortex A9, but I don´t know if A5 really needs two more cores to perform the same power, as Apple processor are awesome), but… Probably the Ipad will be more productive on games because of that “holy shit” resolution.

    You shouldnt expect tablets with Ps3/360 graphics power, at least, in two years, seeing what Tegra is able to do.

    9#. In Spain actually is like 4G doesn´t exist for nobody.

    I don´t think 4G capacities will be a game-changer for any device this gen.

    And talking about pricing, how can you say it´s bad when you have a Transforme Prime for 600 dollars and everybody saying it´s a really good device? Damn, I just have to remember the Xperia Play for 600 dollars to be sure that Apple isn´t stealing you money this time.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. calloftech

    Watch The TV Commercial Here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0x98o9U390

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Lahanas

    Nobody gives a rat’s ass about the new iPad. Real gamers play on consoles and PC.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @11, “Vita PowerVR GPU was customized by Sony in order to be really powerful according to Vita gaming capacities. ”

    I’m sorry, what? sony’s GPU is Series 5XT (SGXMP).
    Ipad 3 GPU is 4x times powerful than it’s previous iPad 2 GPU which was similar to Vita’s

    Vita have only a powerful CPU, but that’s it.

    Not to mention that iPad 3 will have more than 512 MB RAM and HD resolution.
    I’m not saying that it is much more powerful than PS3 or 360. I’m saying that in some parts it has more power than current gen consoles which means that 6-7 year old consoles need to go. They are done because even tablet has almost the same power as consoles.

    What’s next? iPhone 5 have more power than consoles?

    @7, “beside the one that held back consoles resolution is TV technology. hardly TV for now have more than 1080p resolution”

    Bollocks. TV’s 6-7 years ago were capable of doing 720p or 1080p not to mention about PC that could do 1080p without any problem.

    current gen games on consoles support 720p resolution in 90% of games and 720p is the thing of the past.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    I’d rather buy a Vita.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. minxamo

    That resolution is pretty incredible, especially given the price, and the fact it’s Apple making it.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Da Man

    #6 – Cool story, brah. Personally I like to read Dostoevsky on iPad :) .

    #17 3 years ago
  18. diego-rbb-93

    #14.

    Erthazus, wrong again, if press doesn´t lie to me.

    First, the Ipad 2 GPU didn´t match the Vita power in any way, it´s impossible. In fact, Ipad 2 used 543MP2.

    Second, according to AnandTech, New Ipad uses PowerVR SGX543MP4, same model as Vita, but Vita´s model name is SGX543MP4+, a plus that Sony said it means that they customized the GPU in collaboration with PowerVR to improve Vita graphics in the way they wanted.

    If I fail, not my fault but press error.

    But you can´t say that tablets have already matched the actual consoles power in any way. Extreme HD Resolution is exactly the trick that will make games to seem more awesome that consoles, that is true. But ir´s necesary a bit more of power to say that I will see something like Gears Of War 1 in Ipad.

    Infinity Blade it´s awesome and the actual Unreal Engine on iOS and browsers is just epic. But that doesn´t mean it matches any kind of true console power. In fact, I really hope to see that moment the sooner posible. But you should wait a bit more, because you can´t compare an 8 core processor and the RSX graphic processor (based on GeForce 7800 GTX) with this.

    Hell man, its true that tablets are having balls in order to kill these old machines. But for one more year they wont do it in a real way, as Vita haven´t been able to do it, being close yeah, but being far too, and you only have to see Uncharted Golden Abyss, his pros and cons.

    Of course, in front of the gallery, they will do (that Namco demo was awesome, and I only saw two photos, really the Ps3 Level, but it s a trick too, as Infinity Blade was a trick in the moment they tell you that to maintain the game doing what it does, you can´t include a lot of enemies in the screen, you can´t move wherever you want with the stick and must be always drived to the place they want, ect… What Citadel allowed you to do, Infinity Blade doesn´t, because of hardware limitations running the game).

    Iphone 5 won´t be nothing but an Ipad 3 in miniature. It´s clear that it will incorpore the A5X (who knows if a A6 Quad Core) and the Quad Core GPU. You can´t expect anything else from it.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @18, Hmm. Can you link me that press?

    I’m just looking at Wikipedia. There is not enough information. But i know for sure that iPad 3 have more Ram and much better resolution than curent gen consoles which is a good thing. So it definitely can do something more than current gen.

    for me it’s good, because new consoles should come in the near future a bit faster :)

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Stephany Nunneley

    @17 Hey now, leave the mad Russian out of this! :p

    #20 3 years ago
  21. diego-rbb-93

    Here Erthazus, catch:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5645/apples-a5x-soc-quadcore-graphics

    Of course New Ipad will have more RAM. Apple should be killed if they haven´t include at least 1GB or 1,5GB. In fact, I hope to see 2GB, but being Apple, i wouldn´t have too much hope.

    As i told you before, the Hd Resolution is a powerful trick, but a trick after all. It will display the games brutally good, sure. But it will still suffer on some points in comparation to console hardwares.

    PD: For what im reading on that news, it wouldn´t be strange if actually Iphone 5 performs a true A6 Quad Core, what I´m sure, it would make of him a killer gaming machine, if it brings the same GPU model that New Ipad uses.

    And of course, Vita will be overpowered really soon, if Galaxy SIII doesn´t do it. But Vita it´s another topic to talk, as it´s a hardware that wants to be fully exprimed over the years, and as Apple is completely stubborn to demostrate that they aren´t able to create an aproppiated platform for gaming.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. stretch215

    Wikipedia? LOL – That explains a lot.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    The only thing that interests me about this is its resolution, not because its on the product itself but because its likely to encourage manufacturers of all sorts of electronics, from simple televisions to laptops & everything in between, to start focusing on higher res screens. Sony & MS should be aiming for a minimum of fHD@60FPS for next their next gen consoles, hate to sound like a familiar cynical person on this site, but anything lower will be unacceptable. Although I think WQXGA(2560*1600) should be the future standard for anything above 50″.

    @22, Wikipedia has become an acceptable source of information, although don’t expect every detail you’d want & because its constantly being altered, don’t expect it to ALWAYS be 100% correct, it’s best to follow its source links for each part of info you plan on researching if its in the slightest bit important to you.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. DarkElfa

    I’ll probably pick up the 499$ one for my wife. She got one a year or so ago and the kids high jacked it. With the higher rez, reading will be easier for her.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    Still a niche product, as are Android tablets, glorified app launchers & media players. I think everyone who wants any form of productivity from their tablet should wait for Windows 8 tabs, although I don’t know how compatible their ARM tablets as there probably won’t be much, if any backwards compatibility, but you could always opt for the tried & true x86 tablets from AMD & Intel, just don’t expect them to run Crysis or to last as long as their ARM equivalent… without streaming or if you pay over $1000 in which case, don’t expect it to run on max.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    Just caught up on all this. I can’t see why this is going to change too much games-wise. It’s the same thing but better, right?

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Thats all Apple do.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s the same thing but better, right?

    Spot on.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. rrw

    #14

    so me TV that can do at least 2048 x 1536 then we talk.

    if not there is no point for Dev to pursue higher resolution on console which mainlly played with big screen TV

    #29 3 years ago
  30. stretch215

    @23 No, it’s definitely not. Try citing Wikipedia in a term paper and see what the professor has to say. I’m currently in grad school, and EVERY professor (even at this level) has, outlined in the syllabus, NO Wikipedia. I guess for the lazy people who don’t feel like doing real research. So yeah, in the real world Wikipedia is a no – go.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Christopher Jack

    @30, “…don’t expect every detail you’d want & because its constantly being altered, don’t expect it to ALWAYS be 100% correct, it’s best to follow its source links for each part of info you plan on researching if its in the slightest bit important to you”

    No one with a brain would dare cite wikipedia itself when doing research but it generally has the links to the sources that you would want. Don’t believe anything unless it has a reliable source on wikipedia. Wikipedia itself is more or less a hub of information, I mean if you’re going to write Wikipedia as your reference in a paper, you may as well have written the internet instead. Wiki is great if you’re looking for some basic info & generally credible enough for regular conversations.

    #31 3 years ago

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    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]