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Wii U processing speed “a little bit” low compared to 360 and PS3, says Harada

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 20:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has said the graphical power of Wii U is about the same as PS3 and Xbox 360, but the CPU is a bit slower. Speaking with Digital Spy, Harada said despite this, it’s not that big of an issue. “As far as graphical processing and such, it’s not much of an issue, but as far as the CPU goes, the clock is kinda low. I guess they’re trying to keep power consumption down so we have to come up with creative ways to get around that and that’s taking a little bit of time.” On the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 front, Harada said he’s planning to release the Wii U version of the game “as close as possible” to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, which release on September 14.

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24 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Lol? This is real?

    Processor is the the Most important part of the console. Processing power is the most important part for console’s life span.

    This is a much bigger deal than “No multitouch” on the Nintendo’s Kitchen sink aka GamePad.
    So it’s not even close to 2005-2006 machines. Yeeeaaah.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. daytripper

    If good games are on the machine I’ll get it, for better visuals I’ll go PC/ps4/next Xbox

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    @1
    Lower clock speed doesn’t always mean slower process but yeah, this is rather disappointing but not as big as “no multitouch”. That just unacceptable.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    Not worried.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Clupula

    Is there anything about this system that doesn’t scream disaster?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    Who cares? All that matters is if the games are any good.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Christopher Jack

    @6, You can’t deny that limited performance also limits the potential.
    The current Wii is more than capable of dumbing down most of todays games graphics, but there’s more to it than textures that gets effected by weak hardware.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    @7 “You can’t deny that limited performance also limits the potential.”

    No, it doesn’t.

    “Limited” performance (which was yesterday’s innovation) has never been necessary for good gameplay.

    Ever.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. The_Red

    @8
    That’s where you’re wrong. “Limited” performance of NES and Master System meant NO to FPS games. Heck, even Genesis had problems with original Doom. Same goes for MGS1. SNES and Genesis could never run it. PS1 and N64 could never run something like Shadow of the Colossus. So, yeah, more power CAN be necessary for good gameplay.

    Good gameplay needs a good design but many gameplay related items like AI or physics rely on performance. Also, you are forgetting about immersion. For many games like Alan Wake, immersion IS the gameplay. The kind of immersion and atmosphere in AW couldn’t happen on a last gen system like Wii. Then there are simulation games where realism in graphics and physics IS the gameplay.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    Agree with everything “The_Red” said.

    Great example can be with PS2-Ps3 too. Assassins Creed game was impossible on the PS2 hardware for example but it is possible on the Ps3/Xbox 360 architecture.

    Technology should not limit devs. Technology is a tool for great games.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    And the real world fails to give a fuck, leaving the hardcore clutching their spec sheets and moaning “But Captain it doon’t have tha power!!”

    We’ve yet to see Ninty’s marketing blitz yet and thats a force more powerful than a million doubting forum commentator’s.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. fearmonkey

    @11 LMAO – that was pretty funny :)Sadly though, I agree with you.

    I admit to being the guy clutching the spec sheets but not for Nintendo. Nintendo doesn’t need the biggest specs, I don’t think that is going to hurt them.

    What has hurt them is no Super Mario 64 type of game which I was waiting for, and many others wished for that too. The hardcore Nintendo fans will get it but I’ll wait on a Wii-u until it has that, and by that time MS and maybe Sony will have something new out.

    That being said, MS and Sony better have better than a 6670 GPU on the next gen!!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. The_Red

    @10
    Thanks.

    Even legendary Nintendo games like Mario 64 would have never existed if they had stayed with the “limited performance” of SNES. Different games have different needs. Sure, a 2D Mario might not need top tier PC power / PS4 / Xbox 720 stuff but what about the Empire Total War. Aside from mouse requirement, there’s no way you can enjoy games like that without some serious processing power to render the game at its essential glory.

    I’m really tired of people trying to downplay importance of visuals in games. Many people including myself and #10 actually have BETTER gameplay experience when certain games look at their best. Certain games like Retro City Rampage are fun BECAUSE of their 8-bit graphics just as stuff like Empire Total War or Forza 4 are fun because of their extremely complicated visuals or super strong physics.

    In short: FUCK saying “graphics aren’t important compared to gameplay”. Gamers should stop using that stupid excuse for dated looking games. That’s just it. An excuse.
    EVERY aspect of a game should be at its best. Gameplay, Sound, Music, GRAPHICS and the rest. They all matter and in some regards, all of the others (Sound, visuals…) ADD to gameplay.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. fearmonkey

    @13 – I agree with you, but your not going to convince the gamers that parrot the “graphics don’t matter” mantra.

    It’s more than just simply better textures, lighting and polygon counts on objects, it’s better animation, better physics, more objects on the screen, better AI, and better Sound/music options.

    Games like Skyrim look great now, but the world is mostly barren when it comes to life. A few foxes, wolves, bears, and deer but the world doesn’t really feel alive. Better water physics for more realistic waves and motion, more particles for explosions, spells, and events.

    Same thing with games like GTA, each game gets better but we haven’t yet hit that tons of people in a city feeling really.

    Does it make the game actually better, maybe not, but to those who like immersion; better graphics, physics, and lighting make a world of difference.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. CPC_RedDawn

    Most of you complaining that CPU processing power is the most important thing you are VERY VERY wrong.

    As long as the architecture is efficient and has a decent amount of L2 and L3 cache then it will be fine. Just look at AMD CPU’s now compared to Intel. Most of AMD’s have more cores and are clocked higher (upto 4.2GHz at stock now) and they are mostly not as fast or efficent as Intel’s.

    Also, everyone knows that nowadays games are more GPU dependant that CPU depended seen as we have entered HD gaming. More pixels to render the graphics power needed, the physics and A.I are all going to stay the same. But the shader/pixel/and geometry calculations are all going to rise the higher you up the resolution, anti aliasing, etc. As long as they opt for 720p as a standard and slap at least 1GB a VRAM onto whatever GPU chip they have in there it will do just fine.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. CPC_RedDawn

    @14 – fearmonkey : “Games like Skyrim look great now, but the world is mostly barren when it comes to life. A few foxes, wolves, bears, and deer but the world doesn’t really feel alive. Better water physics for more realistic waves and motion, more particles for explosions, spells, and events.”

    You obviously have not played Skyrim on PC maxed out with graphics and texture mods enabled.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. fearmonkey

    @16 – I have the PC version and a high end card, and the mods do indeed look great, but my point was regarding Skyrim on consoles not the PC.
    (and it still doesn’t have the animal-insect life I was talking about, though you can increase it but its not the same)

    And your right with your post above that games are more GPU than CPU dependent, but that changes when you add online play, more physics, more characters on the screen, better animation, and sound options etc.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Cangriman

    @9- I agree to some extend of what you said. This is for everyone but I quote you because of what you wrote.

    I have been visiting vg for a very long time, but it seen that every time I want to post something it doesn’t let me. So while I know who are all the regulars and such, I haven’t have the opportunity to be part of the community because of what I said. So hopefully this post can be read.

    While I agree that most of those game couldn’t be done because of the “limited” performance, I failed to see something. How come with the current-gen we haven’t see a jump in gameplay like when 2D went to 3D. We still are playing games that their core mechanics were creating years ago with the fifth generation. And since you guys mentioned GTA, if innovation were limited by performance, how come GTAIV still play the same as GT3? So what was the excuse for this generation? Limited performace? But wasn’t that the excuse of previous generation?

    Now, if innovation were limited by hardware, how come the PC market is not leading the gaming industry? Why does Skyrim play the same way on PC as on console? If PC is more powerful, and we know it is, why there is not innovation in that platform. Why the PC is not innovating the way we play, why there is not new standard for all the genre?

    This generation is all about graphics, sadly, multiplayer, and DLC. And I can tell that the next generation will be the same. While many people said gameplay is more important that graphics, we still haven’t seen something new in a long while. We are in a industry of copy and paste, if someone find a good selling formula, everyone wants to copy it, or be a [insert name] killer. Like in this case CoD, we are still playing the same game as when CoD4 was released, yet people still buy it, and everyone wants to copy it. Gamers scream innovation, but when a game with innovation is release, no one wants to buy it.

    What is the point of having better texture, physics, more characters on the screen, better animation, and sound, and anything else you want to add, if were are still playing games that their core mechanics were created years ago? But now we played them with a new coat of color, and added feature, but still the same standard. Hopefully I’m wrong and the next-gen will be bring new stuff to the table.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. wania01

    @18 – The PC isnt leading the market because of the price. While it doesnt cost as much as people think, it still does cost more for a gaming PC. A console is a simple box where u buy it and youre set. Thats one reason. Since console sales have grown so large, many developers and publishers focus on consoles rather than the PC. Its all about money. You cant except the PC to just innovate, to put it….awkwardly. Developers cant develop 4 different versions of a game, for each console. Thats not how it works. Not enough man power.

    Consoles are whats slowing everything down. While more “next-gen” engines are being built to accommodate next-gen consoles, there are some next-gen engines right now that suck on consoles. The Metro 2033 engine can’t be used for anything on a console. If you can you should play that. Now Frostbite 2 from EA. Compare BF3 on the PC to consoles. Map size and the amount of players is limited on consoles. They cant handle it. Bigger and better engines means bigger and better worlds. More ways to play. Next-gen engines dont just mean next-gen visuals. It may stay that way for a little longer but thats because people still buy the shit thats thrown in their face. I like now Black Ops 2 gives players “choice” by letting them snipe or use a rifle for two minutes in the game. GREAT WAY TO PROVIDE GAMERS WITH CHOICE…

    Theres a lot more to it. Games will soon change though. Im sure im not the only one that has been sick of the same shit over and over again in the games that have released in the past couple years. But just keep in mind, its all about the money.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Telepathic.Geometry

    @Cangriman: We can see your post fine so don’t worry. :)

    I think that the jump this generation from last was mostly fidelity, as far as PS3 and 360 go, motion controls as far as the Wii was concerned, and the rise in online gaming and downloadable bite-sized/indie gaming.

    All four changes DID have a big effect on gaming. I think that the graphical fidelity allowed games like Dead Space, Bioshock and (say) Skyrim to transport the gamer into that world. You can say it’s superficial, but I think it really has an effect on the gamer.

    Also, the Wii gave me some of the finest gaming experiences ever, including Excite Truck, Metroid Prime 3 and Geometry Wars Galaxies (I still say it plays better with a wiimote).

    Downloadable games have allowed me, when I really get busy, to keep on enjoying high quality gaming without having to commit to a big gaming session, or get up off my couch for that matter.

    And finally, online gaming. I’m not a CoD type, but I’ve had some incredibly satisfying gaming experiences taking down demons and rogue players alike in both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, and other games like Borderlands and Portal 2 really helped me appreciate what an enjoyable element of gaming online can be.

    So that was the benefit of last generation. I think it was very significant. The question is now, what the fuck is the next generation going to do?

    I don’t think that Nintendo needs to build a PS4 beater of a console, but considering that they need to support a TV screen AND the tablet controller (and possibly two), I think that they actually need a console appreciably more powerful than a 360 or a PS3.

    I know that Nintendo will make good games and will make profit this generation too, they always do, don’t they, and I don’t care about console power as a general rule, but I don’t want the console to be limited by penny-pinching suits in Kyoto who are satisfied to scrimp on the console power and then pass the engineering problems on to some poor bastard dev to solve.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @Cangriman
    “How come with the current-gen we haven’t see a jump in gameplay like when 2D went to 3D.”

    We have but it’s been in a different space to graphics. This generation has been about the explosion of online elements in games and is as significant in impact as 2D to 3D for me. Not simply the easy at which you can play against friends but also the less obvious elements. Asynchronous online play, challenges, global scoreboards, interesting takes of what online means and can be used for like Demon’s Souls, Dragon’s Dogma.

    XBLA/PSN releases have also been big this generation. Cheaper, easy access, demos as standard. Big advances over the previous generation and a really good level of innovation and variety in gameplay experiences as a result.

    On a more general level the core gameplay mechanics of the more standard genres have remained the same but there have been big advances in AI, physics and control mechanics made possible by the extra horsepower under the hood. These have enabled a lot of new and refined gameplay experiences. Stuff we take for granted as the transition has been more progressive, but things that are very apparent when you go back to older titles.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. ManuOtaku

    “I guess they’re trying to keep power consumption down so we have to come up with creative ways to get around that and that’s taking a little bit of time.”
    Its seems to me based on the quoted above, that it is lower on purpose, because they are experimenting with what it can do, and what cant, remember is two images this console will be supporting,not a common thing for consoles, therefore i think a lot of testing is needed, and maybe they are multiple reasons for this, but one thing is clear they are experimenting with it.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. poketrainer

    This means nothing. A newer piece of tech will more than likely destroy the 360/PS3′s CPU even at lower speeds. Why are people ignoring this? This is like saying your Core 2 Duo at 3.2Ghz is superior to your Core i7 at 2.4Ghz.

    Jeez people.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    Probably because he said that they’ve had to use creative solutions just to get it to work (and that it’s not like the PS3 solution where the tech is just exotic)… doesn’t really sound like it’s going to destroy the 360 / PS3 CPUs. Just sounds like they’ve chosen a cheap, low power CPU to go with a much more capable (and by all accounts it is) GPU.

    People are getting too hung up on the clock speed aspect without actually reading into what was written. Though it doesn’t help that the full quote isn’t in the article I guess:

    “For example on PS3 it was kind of difficult at first, but if you made good use of the different cores, you could split up the processing tasks and you could achieve very good effects. But this is kind of a different issue than that.”

    #24 3 years ago

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    With the right equipment and in the right location, you can reach Diablo 3′s max level in one minute. Diablo 3 player Dat Modz has reached level 70 – the max level in the game – in sixty-six seconds. Here’s how he did it: he made sure to be in the game’s Cow Level, to […]

  • Konami no longer trading in New York Stock Exchange

    Konami has voluntarily delisted itself from the New York Stock Exchange. Konami has announced today in a press release that it has delisted itself from the NYSE stock market, effective April 24. The press release [download] says the publisher has terminated its reporting obligations, but will nonetheless continue to publish financial statements in English. The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is available to pre-load on Xbox One

    You can download Wolfenstein: The Old Blood starting today from Xbox Live. If you pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One from the Xbox Store, then you can start pre-loading the full game now. The game’s pre-load page is now live. The size is a bit large at 37.41GB. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: what we know about upcoming Exotic weapons and armour

    Destiny expansion House of Wolves will add a few Exotic weapons and armour pieces to the game. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far. Destiny expert Alex has cross-referenced what Bungie revealed for House of Wolves so far against what the community managed to learn from scanning the game’s database to present […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection connectivity issues force cancellation of official tournament

    Connectivity issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection have lead to the cancellation of one of the game’s eSports tournaments. Cup #1 of the second season of the Halo Championship Series is an online cup that relies on The Master Chief Collection’s party/invite system to function. 343 has had to cancel that cup over the […]

  • There are no loading screens in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not show you any loading screens, unless you fast travel. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a massive game with plenty of regions, towns and buildings. But according to developer CD Projekt RED, going through this world will be seamless, without a hint of a loading screen. Speaking to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lets you customise characters’ genders, even in the campaign

    For the first time in a Call of Duty campaign, Black Ops 3 will let players pick the gender of their characters. Treyarch is bringing a lot of customisation options to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This extends to the game’s campaign, which we know will support up to four players in co-op. Customising […]

  • New Dirt game pops up on Steam Early Access for £25

    Codemasters Dirt series has moved to Steam’s Early Access and is available to buy today for £24.99. The last entries in the series were released on consoles but Dirt Rally is exclusive to PC at this stage. The game launches with 17 cars and 36 stages with more free content promised. Here’s some of the […]

  • Dying Light dev tools to add custom models, multiplayer support

    Techland will continue to add more support to Dying Light’s developer tools. A brief video highlights incoming updates including terrain creation and editing, importing custom models and multiplayer support. Dying Light developer tools were released at the start of the month and allow players to create their own maps and stories before sharing them via […]

  • How to improve Battlefield 4′s community jungle map

    There’s a lot of chatter about how to make BF4′s community jungle map better. Once suggestion is to make more of a feature out of the waterfall, according to Reddit user xpc_absol. Our man Westie considers that and runs with it, looking at how it would change objectives and interaction with the map itself – […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight lets you play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman – trailer

    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]