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Blizzard announces Global Play feature for Diablo III

Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Blizzard has announced a Global Play feature for Diablo III which will allow you to play online with your buddies no matter which region they reside in due to region-free servers.

There are only a few few restrictions when using Battle.net’s new Global Play functionality, with regions broken down as follows:

  • The Americas – For players in the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.
  • Europe – For players in the European Union, Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, and Middle Eastern countries such as Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Asia – For players in South Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Players will create characters and play in their “home” region, determined by where they live. Afterward, you can go into Global Play and switch to any of the other game regions via the in-game options menu,before or after you log in to the game.

Characters, items, and friends lists do not transfer across regions so when playing on a different region’s server, you will have to create characters and friends lists specifically for that region and will have to use the gold-based auction house for that region as well.

In addition, players will only have access to the real-money auction house when playing in their “home” game region. That means that, for characters outside of your home region, items “cannot be bought or sold in any real-money auction house.”

Awesome.

In other news, Blizzard has also posted a guide to the Auction House through here. The gold-based auction house launches alongside the game, while the real-money auction house will go online approximately one week after launch.

Those who sell items for real money will have to give Blizzard a $1 to 15% cut of profits as outlined through the FAQ. The firm will also take 15% should you use PayPal or you can deposit funds into your Battle.net account to use in the game or through the purchase of future Blizzard items.

More information is through the link, and the game’s out May 15.

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27 Comments

  1. Talkar

    I’m hoping they’ll add this for StarCraft 2 too!
    There is no reason why, atleast the custom games, shouldn’t be playable outside ones region.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    Wait, this sounds shit.

    To play with a bud on another continent I need a whole set of different shit? Where’s the logic in that?

    Why not make default “play with randoms” regional but let you friend up with anyone from anywhere?

    Or do I have the wrong end of the stick?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    @2 – I agree. How completely odd. Why on earth have they done that?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Didnt they do something like this with Starcraft 2 too? I think Blizzard are just fucking around with PC gamers at this point, knowing whatever they do, they’ll get away with; Always-online DRM? Check! Higher retail price? Yep! Separate servers per region? Hell yes! LAN support? lolno.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    That part doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, since the beta actually had better functionality than that.

    When I jumped into someone elses game I had exactly the same stuff as I did in my own, and when I got back out, I kept the items I’d gathered. Although I think me and viralshag were on the US region.

    Actually that would probably explain it.

    I go between Europe and the US, so poo for me, but I haven’t seen any lag when playing with EU people, so I don’t see why I wouldn’t just make an EU character.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    @5, US was the only region available during the beta, if you tried anything else you got an error.

    My latency was about 130ms (in a sp game ffs) which is not too bad for this type of game I suppose.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. endgame

    Wow! You didn’t have to do this in Diablo 2. All you had to do was “Connect to IP..” and you could play with anyone using your own character. So Diablo 3 not only denies you playing with friends but it also asks for more money for the game. No thks Blizzard! I’ll grab a pirated copy so I can play with whoever I want wherever they are.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. TheWulf

    See, this is where Guild Wars 2 gets it right. You join a server (you can join either American or European servers), and then despite the server you join, you can ‘guest’ over to other servers and play with friends there.

    The only restriction is that you get the PvP Mists buff (or lack thereof, if your server is doing badly) from your home server rather than the one you’re guesting to.

    So it’s almost a completely unrestricted system, just like it was in Guild Wars 1.

    Why would any modern gaming company not realise that people have friends from all over the world? ArenaNet get this, but with World of Warcraft and Diablo III, you can tell that Blizzard doesn’t quite understand yet.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. TheWulf

    @4

    p much

    Makes me glad I don’t put money down on these titles. I just can’t support it.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    *Sigh

    *Grumbles some more at Blizzard.

    So may thing that could have been better about this game. Alot of the folks I wanted to play w/are on the other side of the planet. And because I play mostly during my daytime, our hours tend to match up well. I really don’t like the idea of runing different chars at the same time. And I am guessing no shared stash either? So If i find something amazing while playing with DSB I am shit out of luck getting that iteam to my chars on other servers?

    Nice.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. viralshag

    This is pretty crap. They probably have so many pre-orders now they can pretty much do what they want and still make a profit. Not like there is a subscription to keep people interested in.

    Bit like Guild Snores 2. Gutted I pre-purchased that too.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @10 Yeah, pretty much. That does suck.

    Here’s the Global Play FAQ:

    http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-iii-global-play-faq

    The whole real world economy thing is pretty fucked up too. People should really just stop trying to sell me shit when I’m busy playing a game.

    It’s like the whole in-game advertising thing all over again. Blasting suspension of disbelief, one dollar at a time.

    @6 Oh okay, that makes sense. I thought I wasn’t able to play in Europe or Asia because I was in the US :P

    I didn’t check the latency myself, but there was nothing noticeable while playing the game with viralshag.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. viralshag

    @12, Have to agree. Lag was one thing I didn’t notice in the game throughout the beta. I was actually impressed considering how bad WoW is when I try to play on a US server.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. GwynbleiddiuM

    Well, on the bright side we don’t need separate versions for each region to be able to play with friends from whole different continents. But the fact that you need different characters for different regions is extremely annoying.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. IrrationalGamer

    They might be trying to stop gold-farmers from ruining your experience. Did any of you think of that?

    Oh, wait, that’s right, I’m the IrrationalGamer. Oops.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    If the game didn’t have real world cash and tradable gear involved there wouldn’t be gold farmers.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. viralshag

    So this really is just turning into a Diablo F2P MMO in its current state.

    Reading back through the comments I have no idea why #8, the big GW2 fanboy , even had to mention his favourite game considering there is zero difference between the GW2 guest pass and this D3 “server transfer”. Well, one difference maybe – in that GW2 restricts you from certain PvP while guesting.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Talkar

    @16
    Absolutely right! Because gold farmers, item sellers and other nonsense wasn’t something that happened, and is still to this very day happeing A LOT in Diablo 2. Right? right? …. -.-

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DSB

    There are going to be gold farmers as long as there’s something to trade.

    Blizzard making themselves the biggest gold farmer of them all has nothing to do with stopping it, and everything to do with profiting on it.

    Although at some point I guess it falls back on peoples apparent desire to buy their way ahead in a game, rather than playing their way to it.

    Either way, I prefer not to be propositioned (Heyoooo) while I’m playing.

    @15 How does that stop gold farmers? If anything, it makes it easier for them, while making Blizzard the top dog of the group.

    @16 People would be pretty pissed if you took out tradeable gear, aside from it being the cornerstone of the ingame economy.

    You don’t really need it to run a goldfarming business. Look at all the WoW players getting “hacked”. 90% or more of those guys gave their passwords away, likely to get some powerlevelling or other service from those guys.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    What DSB said.

    Simple as, if your not going to be able trade gear to other players, your not going to leave the door open for gold farmers. Also if you bring real world money in to it, it gets worse. Just like wow, D3 will soon be the target of hackers that want your account to harvest gear so they can trade it to their own accounts, and then sell said gear on the open market place.

    Its all kinds of wrong.

    And Talkar wouldn’t you think they could learn from their mistakes? Take steps to fix the situation. Preserve the players safty and ensure the quality of the experience.

    And adding salt to the wound, what if all you wanted to do was play the game sp, offline? Or privatly on a lan? You can’t. So you have to expose yourself to the gold famrers/hackers in order to play.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. freedoms_stain

    If real money is involved I wonder if it has something to do with currency conversion re: the auction house.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DSB

    @20 I strongly dislike the always-on thing as well, but how would a goldfarmer go about entering your private game? You still have 100% control.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. viralshag

    @20, To be fair though, targeting this or WoW is the same thing as they only need one set of details to access all of your Blizzard games. So I guess if you play both you’re doubly at risk.

    They really should have included an offline mode.

    @22, I was thinking that myself. Can they contact you if they’re not on your friends list or in your game? I figured they could probably still /w you somehow…

    #23 3 years ago
  24. OlderGamer

    I don’t think Gold farmers need to spam your chat window to sell their wares. Plus how do lobies work(asking, I don’t know).

    If someone has your login/pw, it won’t matter if you play a pvt game or not. I am telling you right now, blizzard wants you to believe that all wow hacks were a result of the players being carelss with their logins and PWs. And that is a lie.

    I was hacked twice, have two accounts. Never bought gold or a power leveing service. I don’t play on public pcs. I don’t share account info. And after my last go around with customer suport the rep even told me that, while some “hacks” were the fault of the player, most weren’t. He confirmed what I had already read, there are gigs of account keys(for many games) sitting out there in cyber space in the wrong hands.

    Playing as PVT game in D3 won’t help you if yours get stolen.

    My beef is that so long as there is precieved real cash value for in game gear there will always be an invitation for hackers.

    I think to an extent irationalgamer is right, the server regions might be an effort to limit gold famers acsess to the bulk of the accounts. I just figure it won’t work.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. viralshag

    @24, I’m not doubting you on the careless PW excuse thing, I got hacked somehow even when I had an authenticator. My mate sent me an email and told me to check my toons on the armoury only to find that they were all naked, and then upon logging in I found about 20 orc rogues dotted about different servers.

    The only time I saw any real major interaction with many other players was before entering a game where you could enter various chat channels like LFG etc.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    Those chat rooms might be used for spaming. But they wouldn’t likly be able to stay there long as the accounts would prolly get flaged and locked. Much the way wow goes after it. Unfortunately it still happens tho. It could be really bad if Diablo III has a free trial portion that allows players to chat with each other.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. viralshag

    Maybe I’m just being naive but my biggest problem with gold sellers is the annoying, spam messages. So much of my gaming is linked to something online these days I don’t really worry myself too much about getting hacked, if I did it would just ruin gaming for me.

    As long as I don’t get hacked or if I do it gets resolved quickly, I’m not hugely bothered by it. Although WoW is the only MMO that has caused one of my emails no end of spam messages, even though it’s not even linked to the game any more.

    #27 3 years ago

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    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 […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]