Rumour: Sony looking at multiple sub tiers for PlayStation Plus

Wednesday, 2 May 2012 11:52 GMT By Johnny Cullen

IGN‘s rumouring Sony is set to introduce a multiple sub-tier system for PlayStation Plus.

A Sony-led survey suggested the service could introduce three tiers to the premium service, introduced in 2010. A multiple array of options are on the survey depending on the tier picked by the person taking part.

Options include how often games are updated to the catalog, number of new games per year, quality of games and more.

The most interesting part is the option of free access to Call of Duty Elite in the survey, although all options shown in the survey point to a no answer anyways.

“We have nothing specific to announce at this time, but PlayStation Plus continues to delight gamers with free games, huge discounts and exclusive gaming features that can’t be found on other platforms,” said Sony in a statement.


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  1. WFMMK

    I read that earlier on IGN. I’d like one where you get all 3 tiers.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    i’d definitely be interested in this for the Elite subscription. A PS+ sub and an elite sub are already the same price so i’d like this to be true.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Only a matter of time really.

    As is PSN is great. And PSN+ is actual value you can see and play.

    But most likly, because MS does it, Sony feels they are missing out on “lost” revenue by not charging like MS does.

    If PSN/+ changes too much, I doubt I will be interested anymore.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Clupula

    As long as they never charge just to do multiplayer, I’m fine with them doing whatever they want for Playstation Plus. The day they start charging to play online is the last day I own a Sony console.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Deacon

    @3 – Fast forward 10 years and platform holders & publishers will all be adding their ‘cut’ for you to play online. Very sad indeed.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. WFMMK

    @Clupula Then you’ll buy an xbox to enjoy the free online oh wait.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. TheBlackHole


    Not really surprising though, given that they ARE paying for the bandwidth for you to do so.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Deacon

    @7 then they should roll this cost into that of the product (as they surely do with other overheads/operating costs).

    Not all games have dedicated servers. Not all games require bandwidth beyond that which you already pay for through your ISP.

    It doesn’t bode well is all I’m saying.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    I agree Deacon.

    I heard it said before that if the music industry could charge you everytime you listened to or heard a song, they would. Not once for “owning” the song, but everytime you played it.

    No doubt the game industry would feel the same way.

    Prolly why MS are exploring adverts/commercials the way they are. I can see it now, after every CoD round(maybe after each death before you spawn) your screen displays a McDonalds or MNT DEW advertisment.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. TheBlackHole


    Really? So how exactly does that work… Everyone pays the cost of the product + the lifetime average bandwidth cost per user from the previous generation? what about people who don’t play online very much?

    No, the only way to do it well is to have a pay-for service. While it remains very affordable I’m happy to do it. Xbox live is pretty robust and easy to use, and I’m not fussed about the odd dashboard ad. It’s not like I’m forced to look at them.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    If your screen shifts into a TV style comercial you will be forced to look at it. Plus how much are you willing to pay? What is affordable for you may not be for someone else. If your willing to pay 50usd for Live Gold/year, would you pay 60usd? MS felt so and raised the price from 50 to 60. But a lot of people are willing to pay that. So should they raise it to 70usd for next gen? How about 80usd?

    But MS don’t make CoD, so I guess we need to pay activision too? Wait gamers already do, hello CoD Elite and map packs. Infact DLC(often in the form of withheld contnet) has been funding online play for awhile now.

    And yes it is withheld content in many cases. Take EA sports NCAA Football. It used to be that your dynasty players could max out their states(like training for example). But in todays world those players are caped, and you can pay for DLC(a code) to unlock that “extra” feature. Look at the fighting games that add extra chars for DLC. MVC2 had 56 chars included in the retail box when it came out. MVC3 wants you to buy them as dlc. The list goes on and on.

    The bottum line is that game pubs look for every chance they can exploit to make more money. Games are already too expensive. And as long as gamers don’t stand up and tell them NO, they will keep doing it. And they will push it to the absolute most that can be made. Its what happens when an idustry is run by suits. All they care about is money.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. TheBlackHole

    Okay, here’s a reality check for you.

    1) MS will look at price vs conversion rate, and whatever works out best from a revenue perspective will be the chosen rate. It’s the same way MMOs work. Not everyone can afford it now, but that doesn’t stop it being charged for. And you’re right, what’s affordable for me might not be for somebody else, but it all depends on what the level is ‘most people’ can afford (or WILL pay regardless).

    Also, ElITE is a service, not part of the initially purchased product. It’s not forced on you, and it’s not essential to enjoy the game. Like any ongoing service, there is a cost attached. Again, DLC is NOT part fo the initial purchase (unless included in the box). It’s new content that has it’s own dev budget. Which brings me nicely onto:

    2) Withheld content…

    When a game is developed, a budget is assigned to development costs. A SEPARATE budget is also assigned to additional (DLC) content dev costs (man hours, resources etc). Each of these things have their own ROI and will often be developed alongside each other.

    Sometimes, this content is ready before launch, so, for the ease of distribution (and because it’s cheaper than getting the game certified and tested separately by 1st parties), the content can be put on the disc (remember it still has it’s own ROI), but is not ‘withheld’ in the sense that the developer simply stripped the content out.

    It’s less easy to argue the case when sequels charge for previously included content (e.g. MvC3), but they are the exception, rather than the rule.

    3) ‘Games are already too expensive’
    As an ‘older gamer’, I’m surprised you don’t remember the time when mega drive games had a UK RRP of £59.99, on the back of £10-100k dev costs (not £10-30m). Games are cheaper now (even EXCLUDING inflation) than they have ever been. In fact, they are one of the few things that in real-terms, decrease in value over time.

    Also, common sense alert – All EVERY company cares about is money. Just because gaming is entertainment, doesn’t mean its any different.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Deacon

    @10 No. Those games with dedicated servers, sure. Give people the option to pay to play on those, or a free option assuming you’re hosting your own game etc.

    I’m totally against this whole ‘pay extra simply to play online’ bullshit. Fair enough if you’re hardcore and play CoD 100 hours a week, knowing you’d want the fastest responses and better ping one would be unlikely to cry at a small fee. But in general, most console games don’t use dedicated servers (correct me if I’m wrong) and as such this ‘bandwidth’ you speak of has already been paid for to your ISP. I’ll be damned if they make me pay for something I’ve already paid for elsewhere!

    @OG – completely agree.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. TheBlackHole

    (correct me if I’m wrong)

    You are, so I will.

    PSN is free because Sony charge the publisher for bandwidth costs. MS don’t, but charge the consumer instead. ISP costs cover your bandwidth for downloading it, but doesn’t cover 1st party costs of distributing it. Both cost. Incidentally, this is also why digital sales cost as much (or more) than boxed – there is a significant bandwidth cost on the part of the distributor, that increases based on the size of the game.

    EA are the exception, as they insisted on having their own servers as a deal-breaker for bringing games out for the Xbox. Still, from a consumer perspective this deal isn’t very relevant.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ge0force

    #14 You’re talking nonsense. Both MS and Sony ask money for game distribution in their stores. MS charges for each month the game is in the marketplace, while Sony calculates the cost on the used bandwidth, allowing smaller devs to release games on PSN for a limited audience.

    For online gaming 99% of the console games with multiplayer use p2p. Meaning one of the players is hosting the game, there is no dedicated server. Of course Sony won’t charge publishers for bandwidth between users. But Microsoft DOES charge x360 owners for hosting their own games.

    Also, both on x360 and PS3, most (if not all) publishers use their own servers for stats etc: Valve, Rockstar, Ubisoft etc… But as far as I know they don’t recieve a single cent from what you pay for your Gold subscription.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    What company do you work for again TheBlackHole?

    “Again, DLC is NOT part fo the initial purchase (unless included in the box).”

    The thing is if it is a on disc code, it is included in the box.

    “2) Withheld content…

    When a game is developed, a budget is assigned to development costs. A SEPARATE budget is also assigned to additional (DLC) content dev costs (man hours, resources etc). Each of these things have their own ROI and will often be developed alongside each other.”

    If I go to my fav place to eat dinner. And I get my usual meal that costs me 50usd. The meal normaly includes an apeatizer, entere, drink, and desert. But when I walk in I notice that the meal still costs 50usd, but no longer includes the apeatizer, drink, or desert. I ask the waiter why, and he explains that each of those iteams have their own costs and the diner now has a seperate budget for each of those iteams.

    What do you supose my reaction to that would be? I would see it for what it is. They are charging me more money for something that used to be included in my purchase price. That is EAXACTLY what you just tried to push.

    Now I can leave and find a new fav place to eat(would be my choice). Or I can pay more for the same services. I don’t need complex reasoning to explain to me that they raised their prices.

    Thats the way gamers feel.

    “but is not ‘withheld’ in the sense that the developer simply stripped the content out”

    In many cases that is exactly what it is. Withheld content, sold in addition to the price of the game. Alot like my meal example. Only instead of salads and drinks, we are talking about number of chars, number of playable maps, weapons, cars, etc.

    There are some great examples of dlc. Games like Rockband, for example. Games that put out expansions digitaly(could be considered dlc).

    “As an ‘older gamer’, I’m surprised you don’t remember the time when mega drive games had a UK RRP of £59.99″

    Right and if I remember correctly the production costs of carts in those days took were near 17usd of that cost. And I am an American. The most expensive carts were Neo Geo(their biggest carts had 1000ram compared to the bigger snes/gen ones containing 32/64). The most expensive MD cart I can recall was Phantasy Star 4, it went for 90usd. Ram was expensive.

    The industry greatly reduced manufacturing costs when they moved away from carts to CDs. A savings that was NOT passed on to the consumer. The samething will happen again when the industry moves from physical media to digital downloads.

    Your a scary dude TBH.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Deacon

    @14 appreciate the reply but I think you got me wrong.

    I’m not talking distribution or download, just to play p2p online for a game I have physically bought from a shop.

    I pay my ISP for the bandwidth. Where does anyone else take a ‘hit’ from this?

    #17 3 years ago
  18. xxJPRACERxx

    @14 BS. Do you pay when you do a Google search? Do you pay when you download a program from a web site. I can download gigs and gigs of data from Steam for free.

    Like #15 said most multiplayer games are p2p so it cost $0 to MS. MS is a greedy bastard.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. TheBlackHole

    “The thing is if it is a on disc code, it is included in the box. ” I was referring to free DLC, not locked content, but I think you know that.

    The ‘meal’ analogy actually works against your argument.

    Other than an ‘all you can eat buffet’, where do you pay a single price for an entire meal, including drinks and extra side dishes?

    The main meal is the core product, clearly. But if you want side dishes, drinks, or optional extras (which complement, but don’t remove anything from the main meal), you have to pay extra for them. That’s normal!?

    In any case, who decides what DLC is an ‘expansion’ and what is ‘removed’, when from a business perspective they were funded, planned, built and sold in the same way?

    I’m sorry, but £59 in 1990 (when the mega drive/genesis was around) would be £115 in today’s money. How can you argue that savings haven’t been passed along, regardless of production costs?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. TheBlackHole

    “I can download gigs and gigs of data from Steam for free.”

    That’s because Steam has agreements with some ISPs so users aren’t charged for data downloads from its service. Most digital distributors are charged per gb for selling a digital product.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. TheBlackHole

    Also. “Do you pay when you do a Google search? Do you pay when you download a program from a web site.”

    Yes, if it goes over my allocated data limit. so does everybody.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    $0.16 per Gb is what was charged in 2009. So for a full retail release of say 6Gb then the charge is $0.96. That is why digital is more expensive than retail? Really?

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Deacon

    @ TheBlackHole, you were wrong to correct me there. Dedicated servers are definitely the exception, and so what other bandwidth am I using other than that paid for already to my ISP?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. TheBlackHole

    @22 It’s all about scalability. Sony’s costs will be lower on PSN than an independent distributor because they sell more and get better rates.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    My point is RRP = £50 for an EA title. They sell in shops for £40 and online boxed for £37-£38. How does the extra $1 cost of PSN distribution justify the the £10+ price difference as you implied above?

    #25 3 years ago
  26. xxJPRACERxx

    @21 Google or other web sites don’t charge you for THEIR cost for bandwidth. That’s what MS is doing and their cost is even less, since multiplayer is p2p.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. deathgaze

    What what WHAT? They’re monetizing my platform? Say it ain’t so! (sarcasm!)

    Like it or not, services like PSN and XBL cost money to maintain and run. Whether or not something is actually worth it’s asking price is irrelevant. All that matters is that people are willing to pay for it. Personally, I don’t pay for PSN Plus and I have yet to see anything about the service that makes me think I need it enough to pay for it. Sooner or later, they may gimp PSN and force everyone on to a Plus subscription like XBL. I won’t be happy about it, but I’ll probably pay for it anyways since I value convenience.

    At the end of the day, it’s still their platform. They can do what they want with it. If you don’t like it, you can not pay for it or go somewhere else. Good luck with that, BTW.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. OlderGamer

    TBH, your not getting it. And I doubt you will. You sound like one of those suits so many of us complain about.

    In my analogy, you were breaking things down to twist them.

    In simple terms: you are used to recieving all of the content included in the game. Now you recieve less content for the same price. And the missing content is now an aditional free to be extrated on top of the purchase price.

    I would rather the price of the game increase by ten usd then have dlc. But dlc makes the big boys more money then that.

    My last purchase of NCAA Fotball(2012) was a 90usd purchase. I said last, because I will not buy another one.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. OlderGamer


    “At the end of the day, it’s still their platform. They can do what they want with it. If you don’t like it, you can not pay for it or go somewhere else. Good luck with that, BTW.”

    Spot on.

    Thats why for now I play on PS3, Wii and mostly PC.

    If Sony pull a MS I will drop them too.

    I actualy am a PSN+ member right now. I think it has real value. The games I get to download make up the cost of subing to it. What I am worried about it losing that value. But again, if it happens. I will just move on.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. speedxl01

    @16,18,26 I couldn’t agree more with you guys,

    MS is ripping off consumers (and affecting all gaming community) charging for online play, they could offer free online play it’s just that they do not want to, because it’s a lot of extra revenue for them. (screw gamers, they even like it, ha, so they say..)

    @21 The only company charging for online play is MS, and if no one stands against that, I could see others implementing that..

    Some gamers don’t care to pay for playing online, but it doesn’t mean it’s right, we need to be active against it.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. mojo

    “because they pay the bandwith for you to play”
    and that is entirely their problem.
    Do u see valve paying for the bandwith people use to play any of their games on PC?
    and why is that?
    Because they provide a server application anyone can install on their own machine.
    Shouldnt be too hard doing such things with a console as a client.
    In fact, it should be even easier.

    So its their will to do so, so its only fair they pay that bullshit.

    i will never pay a penny for just doing online gaming.
    therefore im playing games long enough to know how things haven been for the better part of my online gaming expierence.
    when they suddenly start to charge for it they can fuck off.
    they can do that, but then im out of the game.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. DSB

    It’s a cool story bros, but bandwidth has never been cheaper than it is today. So suddenly publishers and console manufacturers wake up and find that it’s been undermining their business for more than a decade?

    Very fucking likely! I’m sure they never saw the internet as a factor in their business models for their online multiplayer games. Cost/benefit is truly a lost art.

    And even if that wasn’t true, there are plenty of ways to alleviate the costs of maintaining an online service. Both P2P and private hosting options will bring the requirements way down, really depending on how paranoid you are when it comes to pirates.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. absolutezero

    Oh this again.

    #33 3 years ago

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    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]