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Blizzard jumps on Windows 8 “catastrophe” bandwagon

Friday, 27 July 2012 12:42 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Blizzard’s Rob Pardo’s echoed negative comments from Valve’s Gabe Newell in relation to Windows 8, saying the upgrade will be less than “awesome” for the PC game-maker.

Said Pardo in a tweet: “Nice interview with Gabe Newell – ‘I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space’ – not awesome for Blizzard either.”

Newell said at this week’s Casual Connect conference that Windows 8, which releases on October 26, will be a disaster for everyone currently involved in the PC market.

Windows 8 features touch and tablet features, as well as seeking to cater for the current desktop audience. Newell, especially, is backing Linux as an alternative to the new version of Windows as Microsoft is apparently seeking to “close” the platform.

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43 Comments

  1. Edo

    Kill it with fire!Or…just..don’t use it…whatever :D .

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    Because Blizzard are all about opening their games up… Right?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. MidlifeAxe

    Haven’t really taken a look at Windows 8 but I heard that is was just a different UI and is pretty much the same as 7 with some fancy speed upgrades? If that’s the case then it can’t be much of a “catastrophe” – correct me if I’m wrong.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s not Looking like a ‘catastrophe’ for the consumer. Put it that way…

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @3 Pretty much.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DSB

    I don’t know about that G1GA.

    They aren’t talking about a catastrophe as a certainty, they’re talking about a catastrophe based on what Microsoft are likely to do with Windows 8. It could be paranoia, but then I generally think there’s reason to be paranoid with business the way it is these days.

    They’re introducing their own storefront as a basic component, which obviously isn’t a terrible thing. At least to me, Microsoft seem totally incapable of providing a service that’s anything like what a leading retailer provides.

    Whether it’s poor design, their unwillingness to build their software around the user, or just providing people with a good deal, I don’t see Microsoft as anywhere close to competing with any other major retailer out there.

    But that’s pretty much the problem, isn’t it? EA have the exact same problem with Origin. They haven’t been able to create a service that can actually stand up to the competition, and their response to that has been to cut out that competition, so they can get that 100% margin anyway.

    So the question here is… What’s going to stop Microsoft from doing the same with Windows 8?

    Their conscience? Basic ethics? Belief in the free market? Common sense? I don’t think they give a shit about any of those things.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Hirmetrium

    The fact that Gabe’s comments were not specific enough is causing everyone to go crazy speculating on what exactly he means.

    It’s already been noted that the way Windows 8 is designed is crap for most developers.

    As far as consumers care, its a facelift. And more driver problems.

    I don’t see why the storefront is a problem when Mac’s have been using it for months. Gabe hasn’t been complaining about the App Store, has he?

    I doubt MS will forcefully close the system. That will pretty much destroy their market control.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DSB

    I think people expect different things from Apple and Microsoft. Apple has always been a dictatorship, where Microsoft has at least been somewhat agreeable in letting people do whatever they want on the platform.

    It’s the regression that scares these guys.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. gnsks

    Hirmetrium, Gabe worries about what Microsoft might do because 95% of their customers are on Windows. Only 5% of the Steam userbase are using OS X, according to their own statistics (Valve survey)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Da Man

    Apple are so nazi like, Safari is open source, and the shitty Steam is still available alongside their store. They also happen to use OpenGL . Surely e-freedom fighters should be able to read all that while spending every day of their life in the blog comment sections?

    Where do people learn to say so little with so many words?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Kabby

    Safari isn’t open source.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Da Man

    I meant webkit, or whatever that thing is called. I didn’t get that from throughfully reading Wikipedia, you see.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. GrimRita

    Im safe. I wont be getting Windows 8. Havent tried it but its an ‘inbetween’ version. They did their best to destroy PC gaming with Vista *shudders* so there is a chance Win8 will be a pain in the arse.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    I like how these guys are being as vague as possible about why WIndows 8 is a catastrophe. I guess its just a form of fear mongering. As I said in another thread it doesn’t have any effect for the consumer, its a face lift with faster booting. The only thing that is new is the market. Maybe if they were more open and say what about windows 8 is a catastrophe and I would be more reluctant to get it but vague statements aren’t enough and I still plan on getting it at least for one of the computers.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Hirmetrium

    Well, the PC will never be closed (it will cause windows to drop like a stone) and the EU anti-trust laws will kick in long before the store is bundled with windows 8.

    If Valve weren’t American, they would have nothing to fear.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Gadzooks!

    What, like antitrust laws prevent google play on droid and app store on iOS?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. TheWulf

    This is preeeetty much all about UEFI. A lot of people have been getting their knickers in a twist over that, though I can’t exactly blame them.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. GwynbleiddiuM

    Well, imagine this, every software you buy is directly obtained from apple store (itunes and whatnot) imagine Xbox Live Market place on xbox 360, everything has to go through there and be exactly as what Microsoft and Apple would approve in order for that product to get to consumers. This might seem acceptable for tablets, consoles, cellphones, but on PC it’s just unacceptable. I think the world is moving toward elimination of the Personal Computer, soon there’ll be nothing personal about the devices you own, everything should be according to what the owner of platform wants to improve sales figures and profit.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    @18

    Thats not whats happening though you will still be able to get your software from other sources just like Apple.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Da Man

    Anyone can download Mac or iOS sdk, and put pretty much anything there, as long as it isn’t some vulgar or racist content in contrast to Sony Posn. And there’s the Steam available to every single Mac user.

    There’s as well freely available Xna and the indie marketplace, in contrast to Nintendo or Posn.

    It’s unbelievable how whether you can or can’t get some allegedly creative toy directly from OS marketplace decides whether your machine is ‘personal’ or not. *headdesk* I don’t know if it’s some unwitty paranoia or just people being dense. Videogames aren’t the centre of the universe.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DSB

    “anyone can… put pretty much anything there, as long as it isn’t [something that offends the Dear Leader]”

    There’s your problem.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Da Man

    It’s not my problem, because e-freedom fighters for the sake of e-freedom fighting is depressing.

    But hey.

    I really hope you don’t’ think censorship has anything to do with offending corp execs.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    For all the hand wringing doom mongers, theirs a few hackers rubbing theirs in glee at the thought of jailbreaking any possible future *restrictions*

    Imagined or actual.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. DSB

    That’s terribly offensive. I’m sure all the e-freedom fighters are crying their hearts out.

    I don’t really care who it’s offending, or what their justification might be. The end result is the same, a subjective review based on marginal values.

    Forcing your norms onto other people isn’t worthy of anyone in a position of leadership. It’s typically been one of the hallmarks of a very small person.

    If you aren’t smart, confident or motivated enough, just compensate with brute force. Apparently that can be said for a lot of major businesses and their executives these days.

    Someone’s inability to accept and work with the world around them never justified putting the blinders on everybody else. It’s just a pathetic attempt to put the minority above the majority.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Da Man

    Thank you for proving my point.

    You have issues. And you aren’t helping our society by criticizing a corporation which censors content people put on their store. They developed the handset, the OS, the sdk, the tools, the store, the rating system, and everything the likes of yourself entertain themselves with.

    Should developers consult your shitty, opinionated soulless pseudo intelligent attitude when making something? I don’t think so.

    You rebellious spirit. You liberal customer.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. DSB

    And I’m the one with issues :P

    I don’t believe you’ve ever argued anything on merit here. The moment you, or your apparent loyalties are challenged, you resort to petty namecalling. Is it really that difficult for you to make your point?

    It’s obviously your choice, and unlike Apple I don’t have a need to censor everything I don’t personally approve of, but let’s not kid ourselves that you actually something to contribute here, except for that sadly bitter bile of yours.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Kabby

    On the internet, no one can hear you scream.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    Ooh DSB & Da Man are fighting!! (I feel like mouse out of the matrix now)

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Da Man

    Erm.. I’m not the one paraphrasing blogs and posting criticism of a mobile entertainment store.

    Why would a person continuously go on about censorship and freedom on a videogames blog? Issues, obv. Perhaps you’re just overdoing it while aiming for a peaceful chat.

    I contributed some common sense, guy. Apple aren’t preventing Nabokov from putting his book for everyone to read. You? An echo of internet e-freedom rebels.

    My choices have nothing to do with iPhone videogames.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. OlderGamer

    “The moment you, or your apparent loyalties are challenged, you resort to petty namecalling.”

    I have to agree with DSB on that one.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Da Man

    Well, I’ll take the namecalling over inane rants and hyperboles any day of the week.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Kalain

    “Apple aren’t preventing Nabokov from putting his book for everyone to read” – Actually, if you used Apples own authoring software, you can only publish it on the iBook store and lose all rights to future publishing rights.

    So if the person you mentioned did use Apple’s own software, then Apple are stopping him from putting his book out for everyone and anyone to read.

    Just thought I’d put that in here since it’s part of the current thread :)

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    @30 Why are you two even wasting your breath on him? You both know how it is.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh?

    Interesting…

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Da Man

    #32, that’s a good one :)

    Problem with O’Connor and Co. is that you folks think all opinions are equally valid by default. Also have quite a twisted view on progress and freedom of speech. As I said though, but hey.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Kalain

    #35 http://9to5mac.com/2012/01/19/ibooks-author-end-user-license-agreement-sparks-controversy/

    Although this is old, it may have changed…

    Also, I thought that all opinions are valid because they are opinions? That’s the beauty of an opinion, it is always different and always valid.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    @36 “Also, I thought that all opinions are valid because they are opinions? That’s the beauty of an opinion, it is always different and always valid.”

    Yes, but that would be a logical way of viewing things.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Da Man

    Not O’Connor’s kind of ‘opinions’.

    Whether someone agrees with this or not, sometimes people state what’s known as ‘bullshit’. No matter how you put it.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. DSB

    I can’t begin to guess why you need to do what you do Da Man, but I’m not interested in contributing to even more of your childish antics.

    @33 Actually I’m pretty clear on the fact that I don’t want to cause yet another 50+ thread starring Da Man versus everyone desperate enough to keep him going :P

    @36 Yessir. Some might even argue that a difference in opinion generally tends to make you smarter and more informed.

    “If you’re stupid, surround yourself with smart people. If you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.”

    I always liked that one. Even if it is fucking annoying that everybody fails to think exactly like I do most of the time.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Da Man

    I hear ya. Please do carry on ‘contributing’.

    Contributing to a pointless discussion of something that ‘s not going to happen, ‘discussing’ imaginary outcomes. Fighting for freedom of putting porn on the App store.

    In my opinion Half Life is more artistic than Faust. Deal with it.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. DSB

    We can’t all be geniuses like you, you know. Shame that.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Da Man

    Indeed.

    You might try and exercise some common sense though.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Da Man

    Also, due to a lack of PMs I ‘ll post it there, since we’re into srs bsns and quotations, in regards to Dsb and pretty much everything he stands for, I happen to recall a good quote, which encompasses the likes of Google perfectly.. to paraphrase it, when these wonderful companies choose to be or not to be, they choose to be at any price.. A well worded saying xoxo Just my humble opinion.

    #43 3 years ago

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  • 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 http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — 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 […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]