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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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    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 […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]