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Study – games revenue to hit $70 billion by 2017, PC largest contributor

Saturday, 9 June 2012 22:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A new study from market research firm DFC Intelligence predicts industry revenue across consoles, mobile, PC and the web will grow from $52 billion in 2011 to $70 billion in 2017.

The report, posted over on Gamasutra, noted casual and other new consumers are expanding the market, but it’s the core gamer – males between the ages of 12 to 30 years old – which will drive the growth in revenue.

“Digital distribution, already widely accepted among core gamers globally, is clearly broadening access to products and driving much of the industry growth,” said DFC Intelligence CEO David Cole, who expects digital to make up 66% ($46.2 billion) of revenues by 2017.

Cole feels more firms focusing on browser and social titles need to gain core support in order to grow revenue

“The bottom line, is core gamers spend money on products they like and right now the game offerings on sites like Facebook are simply not appealing to that demographics,” he said.

In order to compile its figures for the study DFC pulled numbers from Xfire, Live Gamer, and GamerDNA over the last five years for its study.

DFC found during its study titles played on PC will make up the largest percentage of the revenue with 39% ($27.3 billion), due to the metrics pulled from the aforementioned gaming networks. The firm found titles such as Diablo III, Minecraft, and League of Legends easily pulled in 1 million DAU despite little or zero retail presence.

As far as other formats were concerned regarding revenue growth, DFC expects consoles to contribute 36% ($25.2 billion) and mobiles titles to contribute 25% ($17.5 billion) to revenue.

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26 Comments

  1. TheWulf

    Yup. PC gaming is dying. Oh those pirates.

    Where’s loki and the likes when you need them?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Kalain

    But, haven’t we known this for quite a while? I’m sure I’ve read the same thing last year and the year before..

    #2 3 years ago
  3. mad1723

    The problem with most of the stats of PC sales is that they don’t have the Steam stats, which tend to count for quite a lot of sales. Honestly, if stats included digital distribution, figures would look a lot less bleak for most games.

    PC gaming has never been dead, will never be and the same can be said about consoles. There is a market for both, and they have their ups and downs, as with every business in the world.

    I’m happy to know that most of E3 demos were done on PC builds though, shows the way the industry sees the actual consoles. I think everyone realizes that the actual consoles have to be replaced for the good of the industry.

    When I say that the actual consoles are starting to show their age, it’s not just in graphics department. Gameplay wise, some games are limited by the limited power of the consoles. Just look at BF3. It’s impossible to do more than 24 players due to the tiny amount of memory the actual consoles have. It’s not just about graphical fidelity, but about gameplay scale. Skyrim had a similar problem with RAM on the PS3. It’s time for those consoles to wave goodbye and be replaced by the next great thing :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    It’s not just the Steam stats that are classified, but yeah.

    What you want to look at is the publisher earnings. A few years ago EA would list both revenue and number of titles per platform, and the PC was outperforming all the others, even though it had the fewest number of titles.

    I don’t think publishers have been very vocal about it, but obviously there’s a reason why someone like EA starts churning out PC games and investing in clients.

    I think the ghost of piracy is too convenient to really get rid of. If a multiplatform or console title fails, a studio gets punished. Or the used game market. If a PC title fails, then obviously it’s down to piracy. I think it’s just taking advantage of peoples general ignorance.

    Executives love a good excuse.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    I love my PC wouldn’t trade it for any console. I do need to get a new one tho, mine is about 5 years old now.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. TheWulf

    @5

    Yup, you should. The graphics of newer hardware are a bit ridiculous. And GW2 looks oh so, so beautiful maxed out.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. roadkill

    “games revenue to hit $70 billion by 2017, PC largest contributor” Well that was expected. Blizzard proved with Diablo 3 that PC gamers are incredibly rich people who throw their money at you for pretty much anything you’d want to sell them.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. TheWulf

    @7

    Call of Duty. Back at you, console owner.

    I remember watching a video of a soldier humping a lamp post repeatedly on Youtube. And where the player was told to open a door because the AI couldn’t figure it out.

    I thought to myself, at the time: “There are people who actually bought this?

    I didn’t buy either Call of Duty or Diablo III. Some of us are smarter than others. Italicised implications entirely necessary and warranted.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Maximum Payne

    Maybe lot of people bought Diablo 3 because there isn’t similar game on market for years ?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. NeoSquall

    I wonder why the study hasn’t included Raptr statistics.
    I’ve used both Xfire and GamerDNA in the years, but now it’s a solid 1,5 years I’m only using Raptr as my stats/achievements tracking system for both PC and console games.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Pytox

    #9 Torchlight, Titan quest are few …

    #11 3 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    @Max, I was gonna say the same thing about Titan Quest:Imortal Throne. It is still the king of the genere imo.

    And while Torchlight is a budget game compared to Diablo III, Torchlight was made by three guys that made Diablo and Diablo II. I have played the Torchlight II beta(long before the public open stuff) and have to say it eclipes Diablo III. All my two cents tho, your milage may vary.

    Iron Lore guys(TQ:IT) are also doing Grim Dawn. And that looks fantastic.

    As far as Blizzard goes they get the lion share of game media attention. And their games sell big numbers. But there is a lot more going on with PC gaming then just them.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. TheWulf

    People buy Diablo III for the same reason that people buy Call of Duty. Which is the same reason that people buy “fashionable” brand name clothes or food. They want to be on the “inside.”

    Blizzard is a pop-culture sensation. Now, this makes my skin crawl and it’s why I won’t touch anything by them, but for those who want to be on the “inside” of that, that’s where they go in the gaming world. There are some big names that some gaming cliques just won’t talk to you if you haven’t played. They’re the “in thing,” so everyone knows.

    Pick any big name like that. Halo, Grand Theft Auto, and so on.

    Marketing means a lot more than making a good game. If you make a DECENT game and you have amazing marketing, it’ll sell more than other examples, just because people want to be as hip and cool as their friends in their clique. “Hey! I bought Diablo III/WoW/Call of Duty/Halo/Gears of War! We can be friends now, right???!”

    So even if better examples of these things exist, they still sell.

    I remember when Coca-Cola was thinking about marketing a thin can of coke that held about 50% of what a regular coke can does, and costs eight times as much. “People will buy it because they want to be cool, they want to be cooler than other people. And we tell them how to be cool like that.”

    Diablo III is admittedly an entirely average, mediocre game. But Blizzard’s marketing empire has people convinced it’s the “in thing,” so better games like Torchlight II won’t sell as much. Many people are easily manipulated like that and have a hard time thinking for themselves. It’s a really sad situation.

    But we all know it’s true. See coke example.

    As for myself? Fuck the trends. I’ll buy and hype games if I like them. Even if it’s unpopular to like them. People believe what marketing companies tell them to think, most of the time. So… this is why I have a hard time taking most consumers seriously.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Maximum Payne

    Titan Quest released in 2006
    And Torchlight was budget game in 2009.
    Now is 2012 people. We had what ? 2-3 dissent games after Diablo 2 ?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Da Man

    Some people are yet to discover the meaning of a word ‘marketing’, they’re too busy convincing themselves that all toys are made equally good and if anything their fav one is way better..

    Them internet warriors, biggest victims of advertising, ironically..

    But then you really wonder sometimes why Wii sold so well, huh. Oh well, I’ll be playing my superior, hardcore, obscure Joy Ride Turbo instead of the pesky, trendy, disgusting Mario Kart.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DSB

    Diablo has a pretty fond place in a lot of gamers memories. For some people playing games may be all about politics, and either fighting evil conspiracies, or supporting valiant freedom fighters, who certainly aren’t out to make money on anything, and undoubtedly will spend any kind of profit on improving life for the world’s children.

    But I think most people are fine not buying into that, and I think a lot of people just wanted to see the next installment in the series.

    There are plenty of ARPGs out there, and there’s no rule saying that you should only like one, or never like another. There are lots of narrowminded people who may think that way, but then there are also people who consider corporations like Microsoft or Sony an actual reflection of their personal values.

    In short: People are fucked up. Play what thou willt.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    People buy games because they like them, I don’t like Diablo, CoD or the Wii but that means absolutely nothing. But I truly dislike being attached to a service for an offline game. I’ve grown accustomed to Steam as its reliability has sky rocketed over the years & I’ve yet to have a single problem with it itself in 2012. BUT, I could imagine how those who’d rather not use Steam will get annoyed when forced to for a certain game they want. MOST will reluctantly give in, others will boycott & some will pirate. How ever, unrefined services like Origin piss me off, shit like that should remain optional until its out of the beta stage. I find Ubisoft’s client annoying too but thankfully it hasn’t caused any problems. L.A. Noire’s poorly implemented social club has prevented me from playing it altogether. So the only service I willingly accept for any game is Steam, but again, I don’t think requiring it is the perfect solution to piracy, I’ve seen games like DoWII bypass it, but I do think it’s one of the most solid solutions compared to always on DRM, etc.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. lkm

    #14 your fucking stupid i swear. this is the most fucked up comment in the world.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Kalain

    @14

    So by your comments, I bought D3 because I wanted to be fashionable? Or, maybe, I actually bought it because I enjoyed playing the beta and wanted to buy it. Did that occur to you?

    A lot of people buy games because they want to play them or play them, online, with their friends. That has nothing to do with being ‘inside’ or fashionable. You are painting people who like a particular game with the same brush without actually meeting those people and understanding why they like the game? Yes, marketing will help, but when you get to my age it all comes down to what you like to play.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. DSB

    Whole lotta trollin’ going on.

    @20 I’m pretty sure it did not occur to him.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @14, DUDE. Diablo III is not Call Of Duty.

    Diablo III was developed for 12 fucking years. They changed the game 3 times. They changed the engine 3 times. Game was ready 2 years ago and after that they polished it for two more years.

    What are you talking about? I waited for this game for 12 years. I wanted to play it because Diblo I-II were masterpieces.

    Dude, i agree with you about marketing campaign and etc. but stuff about Diablo III what you said is pure horse shit.

    Diablo III in my opinion is not the most perfect thing, but it’s a solid game and i enjoy it a lot.
    I will give you a small example, i finished INFERNO and played 200 hours with my Wizard and now i’m trying to finish Inferno with Monk and i’m currently 35 level Demon hunter. I enjoy it. For me this game is not just fun, for me this game is about “Mechanics” and “Team Play”. Killing elites in inferno with shields and mortars with sexy minions is so awesome.

    Today i showed Patrick Garratt and another guy Secret Pony level with rainbows and teddy bears and holy shit what was their reaction. I was stupid that i forgot about Prnt Screen because their reaction was funny as hell.
    WE.LOVE.DIABLO III.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. DSB

    I got the cow level yesterday.

    Priceless stuff :P

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    Pfff… Cow level – old news

    Yesterday I and my friend discovered a cave full of Blizzard employees and the main objective was to kill Game Director (Boss) (and if you kill him you get Legendary achievement) :D

    There is also a well with Blizzard testers. We found it too, but you don’t get anything. :(

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Da Man

    Diablo isn’t Call of Duty.

    I like Diablo and think CoD is bad because I feel like it.

    Therefore, Diablo is one thing, CoD is another.

    If I say butthurted is a legit engrish word then it is so. If can’t tell marketing from advertising then it must be so as well.

    Simple really.

    Why? Because I have nothing better to do than to argue in the comment sections at 3 a.m. and play Diablo afterwards.

    Good f grief, haloperidol probably isn’t enough here.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. viralshag

    @14, so people buy D3 to be fashionable and you buy Torchlight 2 to be the renegade cool hip kid, right? Sticking it to the man and all that? Right you are…

    :/

    @23, He’s just a troll and a fanboy about certain games (look at anything GW2 / D3) but he tries to hide it in overly-long bullshit filled blog posts that hold absolutely no value other than to inflate his own ego when he reads it back to himself.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. sh4dow

    @23

    And for the reasons you mentioned in the first couple of paragraphs of your comment, Diablo III is all the more of a disappointment.

    @TheWulf

    Well, here’s at least somebody who mostly agrees with you.

    #26 3 years ago

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  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    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.