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Report: GAME staff told to prepare for administration

Friday, 9 March 2012 15:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

MCV‘s reporting that senior staff at GAME have been told to prepare for the potentiality of going into administration.

Senior reps were told in a meeting this week by CEO Ian Shepherd the store has about two weeks to turn its fortunes around.

The only way now to stop it entering into administration is if a buyout came from somewhere like US retailer GameStop, as previously rumoured. GS was reported to be interested in GAME’S Iberian arm yesterday morning.

GAME is also holding a firesale right now to get rid of sitting stock, including hardware, which could stave off administration for a short while.

However, if a GameStop deal or the firesale doesn’t work out, its thought it has already organised a pre-package acquisition for a potential buyer.

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32 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    Dear me. This is going to be horribly messy.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I was told in San Francisco last week that GAME had four week’s money left. So this tallies.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Joe Musashi

    I’m still sticking with “GAME OVER” as the headline-du-jour for this fiasco.

    JM

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    It seems like everyone’s studiously avoiding it.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Blerk

    No new releases in-store today at all. Stock’s looking decidedly patchy after the fire-sale, too. Seems over for high-street gaming retail, especially with HMV on the ropes too.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. mickey2002

    REALLY :O… Anyone who has half a brain cell that works at GAME would of already moved jobs or been on the look out for a new job for months.

    They are going down simple, their finances are DIRE! My mother did work for them untill a few months ago about time she left can get much higher pay elsewhere. (she works in finance to make that clear lol)

    Unless they get bailed out they are gone. They should of done major changes starting 12-18 month ago get rid of ton of stores and so forth. They’ve been asleep and now wake up abit oh **** we are in great huge hole etc etc. I mean why didn’t they get a loan out to pay for all the ME3′s they’d still able to pay it back the day of release and make money still meh even if they do recover it’ll be hard to make huge profits again as how many people have lost the trust of them.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Lahanas

    Isnt there any other big chain that can buy Game?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    So I guess this means big showbiz midnight launches at Tesco from now on?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    To be honest, I think optimism at this point is misguided. Barring some kind of miracle, it’s finished.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Blerk

    @7, who’d want it? GAME already hoovered up all their high-street competitors anyway.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    REALLY :O… Anyone who has half a brain cell that works at GAME…

    LOL!! Quality joke.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. mickey2002

    I need to get down to my local gamestation since got a cash hard aswell as “exp”, already spent all my game reward points on ms points.

    Funny: My quidco GAME trancations got confirmed today XD lol

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Johnny Cullen

    Man, that BBC interview I did really stands out now in hindsight. :(

    #13 3 years ago
  14. mickey2002

    Did that go up on the iplayer Johnny ?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    You can listen to it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/nibusiness#playepisode3

    Click on the March 6 episode.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. StolenGlory

    This whole debacle really stands out as one of the worst examples of corporate hubris I think I have ever seen or been a part of. They simply put far too much faith in the boom bubbles that the business was caught in at the time; whether it was the ‘Playstation Era (Circa 1995-2006)’ or the Wii/DS explosion.

    A lot of folks have hit it right on the head when they said they weren’t forward thinking enough and it’s true – they weren’t. At all. On a very general level, they had little or no grasp of emergent market trends and utterly failed to find any sort of balance instore in regards to marketing their pre-orders (which took up far too much of the space they were meant to be selling actual product in), preowned (took far too much new-release space and wasn’t priced sensibly) and finally, back-catalogue (which suffered because of the first two and almost utterly killed of the PC side of things completely).

    On a store management level, they started fucking things up a LONG time ago ever since they enforced far too much conformity amongst store management practices. They effectively took Manager’s sales skills away from them (y’know, one of the KEY FUCKING CRITERIA that got them the position in the first place) by making them follow the exact same layout and template format that the other 400 stores did. If you didn’t have any political favours to call in (read: backs to stab), you couldn’t get away with trying to manage the store anywhere near to halfway as uniquely as you would like to.

    I actually recall when I first started back in 2000 (yes, I am an old and withered husk), that store managers were actually granted a significant amount of autonomy as to how they managed their store – they had freedom to arrange displays how they saw fit, POS, staff rotas etc… so long as their figures backed up their management styles which more often than not they did. Don’t get me wrong, they weren’t given absolute free reign over their store for obvious reasons and had to adhere to some fundamental procedural things, but by and large it made every store unique and genuinely gave customers almost completely different shopping experiences.

    Of course the upshot of everyone following identikit plans and creating identikit stores, was that it took that much longer to root out the idle, useless managers from the genuinely hardworking ones who had their creativity and innovations suffocated. So as you might reasonably infer, what started as snowflakes of incompetence soon turned into a great big motherfucking rolling snowball of ineptitude that slowly dragged each region down with only a few holdouts still managing to look decent.

    Then on-top of this forced unilateral conformity came the mismanagement that pretty much sealed the deal for staff and customers alike. The suits at head office went far too big on incentivising as which resulted in hard and often desperate ‘re-training’ of staff to achieve what were hugely inflated and sometimes just downright unachievable targets. As we all know, this made the staff miserable as sin because GAME never could properly analyse the individual strengths of store staff (some were better at fast throughput at the till, while some were better at succinct and effective up-selling on the shopfloor) and so naturally everyone struggled and little by little (despite how nice these staff may have been previously) the misery and disinterest gets passed onto the staff (often compounded by hour cutbacks which meant you couldn’t properly staff the shop floor anyway) and so you have a classic shit cascade where everybody was miserable and you only turned up to work because your friends were there and you enjoyed games, but no longer enjoyed selling them.

    In a classic case of life imitating art, it was like living in some twisted GAME version of Clerks – it really was. We all got hooked in because we had such a deep-seated and innocent love for games (we wanted everyone else to know about our favourite hobby; that’s why we were such good sales people for the most part because we just wouldn’t shut the fuck up) that it seemed like the dream job. For just about all of us, at least in the early days, it started out that way and then gradually, through conformity to common-sense barren practices, an over-zealousness to incentivize extra-curricular bullshit and just reams and reams of suffocating bureaucracy our love for the job (and some us our hobby) eroded and we just stopped giving a shit quite frankly.

    From the suits getting paid their 6-7 figure salaries (and then jumping off the ship when it all went to shit due to their chronically abysmal mismanagement *cough* LM *cough*) all the way through to every single bad and pointless thing that fucked up a job that originally was pretty enjoyable, the only thing that remained as I said were your friends and at that point you just knew, you KNEW, however far in the back of your mind that something would start to give. I’m just surprised it’s taken this long and like I have said before; I feel genuinely sorry and impassioned toward each and every friend that I made at GAME who was shit on by the senior management and who will also lose their jobs as the end result of their accumulative incompetence.

    It’s cliché’ but it holds true; many of those guys in my experience were too good for that place and I hope they’ve all found (or will find) opportunities beyond the purgatory that GAME has turned into for them.

    The quick-buck suits on the other hand, who didn’t give two shits about the product or the people who initally worked with such a bright enthusiasm (likely to never be seen again at bricks ‘n’ mortar retail), I hope all of those detestable fuckmuppets drown in the afterbirth of their collective incompetence and immorality.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. GrimRita

    You know something. Had been Gamestation(without GAMES involvement), I could probably swear that the gaming community would flock to their stores in order to help them continue in business.

    Because this is GAME – the same company who has shit over publishers and the gaming public, no bugger will lift a finger and this is the end. Clearly, they are selling everything at knock-down prices to get some revenue in to pay the Big Bosses salary, without a care for its staff on the shop floor.

    Yet another ‘big name’ retailer who failed to adapt their business model to the changing needs of its consumers.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    @16 – Great post.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DuckOfDestiny

    I’ve ordered two things from their website recently, a cheap Wii game and some Microsoft points. Both have failed to be sent to me, better get my money back, quick.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Goffee

    Sounds like a template for most UK retail – ever since Boots’ Spaceman store planning system, shops have become ever more cookie cutter and while the executives will think it “helps brand identity and eases the consumer experience” that won’t work in something as personal as gaming.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. SplatteredHouse

    @16: Yes, that was a super post. I felt sad reading it, because from my own experience then, to now of shopping there, it rings true to my own impression of things. A bit like checking rings on a tree to know its history.

    I recognised great people in there, who I didn’t know personally, but they were great to me. I saw a lot in them. Ambassadors for games. Knowledgable, breaths of fresh air (examples to other shops), willing and able to help people understand products as well as they were well-skilled at selling them. I wonder what became of them, The Manager and his Team, although I haven’t seen any of them for years, I still hold them in high regard. I have no such love for what came after, what would replace them. If I’m lucky, they just take my money, and hand me in return a filled box.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. xino

    :/
    i’ve got £4 worth of points!

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Cee

    Short and simple: GAME was too expensive compared to elsewhere
    They shouldn’t of wasted time, money and energy revamping their website.

    The lesson is High Street stores have their days well and truly Samantha Mumba’d

    #23 3 years ago
  24. LOLshock94

    Not sure if alot of you guys no this but they are selling psps and ds lites for £30 and also selling a shit load of cheap pre owned games.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Cee

    Yesh..I do anyways…had my mrs phone me every two fucking minutes…. do you want this(such and such a game) for £1.98

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Cort

    @16 Comment of the year. Kudos to you.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    I’m with Cort. A compelling read.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Sublimeone

    I would find it laughable if they SURVIVE, seriously they have to go BURST. This should set a precedent for any retail business if they choose to ignore market (business model), behaviour of customers, and finally Online alternatives.

    If I recall correctly GAME’s troubles has been in the news going for about 1 – 2 YEARs (YES!) and I have not noticed any changes at all. As though they were praying for a miracle.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. dreamcastnews

    I bet this isn’t half as bad in reality, this whole thing is too public, my money is on Gamestop taking them

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Marx n Engels

    This does all sound a little familiar to the dying days of Woolworths a few years back – scrambling for quick sales, hoping someone will come and buy them out.

    http://joystuck.co.uk/news/3475-game-could-go-into-administration-in-two-weeks-time

    #30 3 years ago
  31. brotherhoodofthewolf

    comment on Eurogamer says that GAME is asking its staff to sign new contracts.
    the cynic in me says, if this is true, that GAME are blackmailing their staff to sign new contracts that won’t entitle them to as much redundancy pay – or, be made redundant.
    worth a canny journo looking into this further.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. dreamcastnews

    That’s bullshit, I work there and there have been no such contracts.

    #32 3 years ago

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    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]