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Rumour: PlayStation 4 codenamed Orbis, out holiday ’13

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Kotaku‘s rumouring this afternoon the next PlayStation is codenamed Orbis, will combat used games in some form and is being planned for a holiday 2013 launch.

The report claims the Orbis codename is Latin for circle or ring. Combine that with the Latin meaning of Vita, it could mean circle of life. Rumored sketches of certain features rumored to be in the next PlayStation, titled “Illustrations & Sketches for new PlayStation Orbis features” were posted earlier by design firm Coque Design, but have since been removed, according to Kotaku.

Anyways, the Kotaku story carries the URL orbis.scedevnet.com. While it doesn’t point towards any next-gen PlayStation portions of the site, it does link to the site regardless, meaning there’s at least a tiny bit of weight to it at least.

It also suggests that Sony is set to not feature PS3 backwards compatibility for the system right out from the box, compared to when PS2 BC was dropped from PS3 around 2009 when Slim launched.

Its hardware specs will consist of an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU, with the ability to show games at a resolution of 4096×2160. This backs up a previous Forbes report. It’ll also be able to display 3D games at 1080p. The PS3 is only able to do it at 720p.

Revised dev kits were sent out earlier this month around GDC, with finalised units due by the end of this year.

Orbis will also have an anti-used games measure in the same way the next Xbox is supposed to, with Kotaku suggesting games will be made available in two ways: Blu-ray or download. The Blu-ray title will then be locked to the PSN tied to the game you played it on. A title will also be able to be downloaded onto the HDD from the BR and be available as a download if you wish to grab it in the future.

Those who pick up Orbis titles second-hand will likely be restricted in some form to a trial or limited content, with the user having to pay a fee for an unlock for the game.

It was rumoured last year that unnamed first-party studios had already gotten its hands on development kits for the system, with an announcement for the system due at E3 this June. Sony debunked the latter rumour at CES in January.

It’s also rumoured the next PlayStation wouldn’t carry the Cell processor that powers PS3.

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42 Comments

  1. Christopher Jack

    I could believe the date. The lowest possible GPU in the series from the rumour is quite capable & the rumour claims that it’ll be able to display up to a 4096×2160 resolution, that’s 4 times the size of 1920×1080. I personally find this to be the first believable rumour of the PS4. Although the news of ditching PS3 support, while believable, is saddening, there was such a little chance of them reusing the cell just for hardware emulation of PS3 games & software emulation will prove to be quite the challenge.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. a7md1990

    To all rumour makers: Eat my shit!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    ItOnlyDoesn’tPlayPS3Games.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    My bullshit sense is tingling. Actually, it’s violently jerking me from side to side.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    @4

    Yeah, pretty much my feelings.

    Pick your salt shaker and dispense over the appropriate shoulder and continue with your day :)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    “at a resolution of 4096×2160″

    Finally.

    1080p is already outdated. I play on my PC only using 2560 x 1440 resolution and i’m not coming back to 1080p anymore.

    720p is the thing of the past and 1080p is already old since 2009 and it’s horrible compared to higher resolutions.

    Bring the next gen guys. It’s time to move on and get the party started!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Razor

    *shrugs* I can believe this… or at least believe that Sony would like to do this.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Southern Islands GPU family is interesting. It’s PCI Express 3.0 stuff so it’s good. Probably it will be a 8000 series stuff, so Samaritan demo will be 30 frames per second without any problem.

    It’s much better than what Sony did with PS3 anyway. Gosh…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DarkElfa

    @2, seconded.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Rumour or not, at least theres mention of it having physical media support.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    http://orbis.scedev.net/ – this thing exist. :D It’s real, at least it’s Code Name.

    I need Uncharted 4 with 4K video resolution and with Fuckton of Anti-aliasing and other stuff at launch.
    and i’l buy it for sure.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Dark

    If MS and Sony use this anti used games system at the same time , then that mean it was pressure from publishers.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    Lies.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Gheritt White

    @ 12: Sony and Microsoft *are* publishers!

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Dark

    @14 yeah i know that but still , i’m sure EA and the other publishers have something to do with this!

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Rain

    It’s interesting. absolutely Resolutionary !
    but still 4096×2160 is a hell lot. That’s 8.8 million pixels if I’m not wrong and regarding the backwards compatibility it is no problem to me. I think it is time Pat sends a bunch of undercover guys inside Sony to deliver pics of the dev kit,am I right?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    “but still 4096×2160 is a hell lot. ”

    It’s the next gen. It’s 4K video. It’s the next FULL HD thing. You can actually see that resolution in youtube videos.

    This time Sony will use blu-ray to it’s full potential.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Rain

    “This time Sony will use blu-ray to it’s full potential”
    Will the space on the blu-ray be enough?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @18, of course. There are Blu rays even with 100GB space in development right now.

    4K: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0m1XmvBey8

    Sexy.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    How many tvs will support that level of rez? And how many average everyday gamers will have tvs that do? Sorry but it kind of sounds like 3D all over again. Its neat, but not exactly mass market/crit mass.

    No way most people buy an uber tv just for ps4.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Rain

    #19
    So we can have such a resolution and extremely detailed and lifelike animations,texture,lighting effects and etc?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Rain

    #20
    To some degree I agree but it is just a matter of time before a sufficient number of people have those TVs.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    @20, it’s going to be again the times like when people had SD TV’s and later they bought HD TV’s.

    That’s it.

    @21, “So we can have such a resolution and extremely detailed and lifelike animations,texture,lighting effects and etc?”

    Oh yeah, you can expect all that goodness at minimum. :D

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Maximum Payne

    Just because it will suport 4k resolution doesn’t mean it will have for standard.Ps3 support 1080p but lot games are sub 720p for example.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. ejams

    It might be able to support that resolution but won’t it most likely just use 1080p as standard like the PS3 with 720p for most games? They might have it there, but it won’t really get used until 4K TV’s become affordable like when HD TV’s did. They just have it there because they know that if they want to continue with their 10 year life span for systems, it’s gonna have to support until 2023 or so, and they’re preparing for the future. ANYWAYS, this really whets my whistle, I can’t wait for a new playstation!! :D As for the used games thing, I really only buy games new anyways since used games are only $5 cheaper. I do borrow games, but not enough to warrant any worry. I can see how it’s an issue for others though.

    EDIT: #24 you posted at the exact same time as me :p But yea it’s a good point

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Rain

    #23
    Nice!

    #26 3 years ago
  27. misieque

    Anti-used games measure my ass. Where there is a will, there is a way my “Phony Polystation” friends.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Da Man

    Nerd virgin alert.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Gekidami

    ^ Your username is clearly written at the side, you dont need to alert us when you post somewhere.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Da Man

    Okay I apologize, I didn’t know Erthazus wasn’t really the only one around here.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. osric90

    Fake. If true, going back to PC gaming. Nothing to do here.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    People are believing this? This is clearly bullshit. Anti-used game restrictions like that wouldn’t even be legal.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. ManuOtaku

    To tell you the truth iam worried by this news, especially in how much this will cost, on the console per-se and the games, if they need bigger physical formats to cope with this capacity the prices of the games will go up for sure too, alongside the console itself.

    I just want if they go with the route of being on par with the PC as it is right now, anything more than that, it will cost a lot IMHO, i hope is not true, for neither of them (sony/microsoft)

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Aimless

    @32 You should probably inform Valve: the implementation Kotaku outlines is essentially a slightly less restrictive version of Steamworks.

    I can’t see them going above 1080p for games, the bump in fidelity would be pretty negligible for considerably more strain on the hardware. 4K Blu-ray support makes sense as a back of the box feature, though.

    The codename is the only part of this I’m really buying, though.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Sini

    lol @ people who think next gen will have AAA games running at 4096×2160. Maybe some little psn game, pong revival.

    1080p at 60 frames with ultra textures already borders on lala land.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Christopher Jack

    @35, No one expects to run Crysis 3 at that resolution @60fps, but I could imagine smaller games supporting it.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Erthazus

    @35, and no one expects PS4 or something to run games in 4K because if they are going to use Northen Islands no fucking way games can be used for 4K for the next gen games.

    What that means that PC’s will start using that resolution in the future. That’s the whole point.

    and i want to run my games using 4K resolution in the future. I already play my games on 2560 x 1440 resolution and they are much better than in 1080p.

    Have you seen Witcher II in 2560 x 1440? That’s just incredible. Incredible i say. For me 1080p is not enough. Once you play on the better resolution you can’t play below it. I rarely use my Ps3 now because 720p is outdated right now and for me it’s just meh.

    I would imagine if Uncharted games had support with higher res than 1080p.

    PS4 or Orbis, whatever, is probably going to support 1080p at best with 30 frames per second on most games. If it’s going to support below that… i’m going to be surprised.
    1080p is enough for Call of Duty and Halo fratboys anyway.

    But Northern Islands and good Current Gen CPU should do the trick. It’s a much better solution than what Sony did with Cell and Nvidia last gen GPU spending a ton of money for nothing.

    PS3 is a horrible system in everything. It’s the worst pile of shit this generation. From all technology manufacturers that make electronic devices, this thing survived because Playstation was slapped on to it.

    Imagine if Panasonic or someone new from tech company could introduce the disaster as Sony’s 2006 machine. It would die a horrible death after 3 months.

    This time, Sony can’t afford the same situation with PS3. They are dead last. They are in third place spending much more money on consoles than Microsoft and Nintendo.
    Microsoft and Nintendo this gen increased their market share for 100%-300% while Sony lost a ton of consumers.

    PS2: ~154.4 million sold worldwide
    PS3: 62 million worldwide and that’s current gen when they still can sell console making new games.

    PS3 is a failure for Sony and they know it. They know that they are last in position. Hell, they know that they are last in position in every possible market they are in. That’s not how you do a business.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Da Man

    Nerd virgin confirmed.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. OlderGamer

    I run a lot of my PC games at 720p. I do it on purpose. The reason is simple, I can see the words. The flip side to higher res is often the fonts/details and what not gets smaller. I play my PC in my living room, on a 42inch hdtv. And I have it set to 720p.

    I don’t care what res I have. or what tech powers the system/games. I care about enjoying the games themself. All of the benchmarks of this or that don’t actualy change the game one bit. Talk about graphics whoring. I mean really guys. Do you honestly believe that 4k res is going to be a selling point?

    (for more then just website gaming elitests)?

    And it isn’t going to be like going from sd to hd. The amount of content that will support something like 4k is going to be so negligable. I doubt most people will care anyways. All stuff like that will do is drive up costs.

    Likly right now the buzz is used for just that buzz. 3 years from now when billy joe bob gamer dude goes to his local walmart or gamestop he won’t be buying his system because of 4k benchmarks. Or most any other nerd rage inducing techie points that could be brought up. He/she is going to bring home an Orbis(or whatever) because of the games they can enjoy.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Gekidami

    Seems there might be some truth to this;
    http://kotaku.com/5897139/sketches-of-playstation-orbis-features-surface-then-disappear?tag=playstation-4

    #40 3 years ago
  41. El_MUERkO

    4k on a single Southern Islands GPU, I dont think so, you need a 7990 to get good FPS on BF3 at max settings 2560×1600, there’s a hell of a lot more pixels in a 4k image.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Gigabomber

    All of this is irrelevant to me as the specs will be the specs. All I want is a usable controller. At this point, if they pat themselves on the back and drag another version of the dualshock out I won’t buy the system for that reason alone, let alone the miserable failures they’ve had with the PS3 that I’ve been able to ignore since I broke down and bought the 360.

    #42 3 years ago

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  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]