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OnLive to be available day one on Ouya console

Friday, 27 July 2012 14:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

OnLive GM Bruce Grove has announced the streaming service will be available on the Ouya Android games console.

It will be available day one on the console, and subscribers will be able to sign on right away and start streaming, and if you click through the link, you’ll get a better look at the console and its controller.

“When OnLive first heard about Ouya, we were excited to see console gaming becoming more available and open,” said Grove on the console’s Kickstarter page.. “Like Ouya, we came to gaming with a new vision for making top-quality gaming accessible to more people, and we continue to look for ways to expand on that vision.

“Ouya is rethinking the console business, making waves by using standard technology to make gaming for your living room accessible, affordable and more innovative than ever. In OnLive’s case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand.

“We are pleased to announce that OnLive will be available on Ouya at launch, extending and building on our commitment to make the best games available to everyone, everywhere.”

Ouya is out in early 2013, and with 12 days left on its Kickstarter, the console has gained 43,401 backers who have pledged $5,548,828.

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52 Comments

  1. OlderGamer

    Interesting. But nothing game changing, OnLive give their microconsoles away every time they turn around with game purchases. It isn’t OnLive service that holds them back, but their biz model and pricing that do.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    I hope the Ouya does well.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Me too.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core ARM processor
    1 GB RAM

    That’s funny. 99$ console is powerfull than 360 and PS3 at some point with Onlive on launch day.

    So what can i say… If Sony or Microsoft won’t change their piece of shits machines next year, they are in big trouble with their 7 year old hardware for 200$+

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Ouya is not a threat to MS or SOny. In fact its not a threat to anyone at all especially since Onlive has a shitty catalog along with a crappy service that doesn’t compare to playing the games on console.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @5, it’s a threat. It’s a 99$ console.
    If it’s going to have decent launch games than it’s going to be something and in the end have a chance to succeed…

    Well, it’s already super successfull in Kickstarter to begin with.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Its going to have games that are on google play or the app store. Its not going to have anything that is threatening to triple A titles. Plus anyone that is getting this is not planning on replacing it for their console its so they can have hackable machine to play android games on.

    BTW successful kickstarter means nothing especially since they have shown nothing about the actual console and the service it provides.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    That gamepad remind of ”banana” design for ps3 :D

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7,

    “BTW successful kickstarter means nothing especially since they have shown nothing about the actual console and the service it provides.”

    it means a lot. People paid 5 million just for some 99$ Android console. It’s a success especially when their goal was just 950000$+

    “Plus anyone that is getting this is not planning on replacing it for their console”

    don’t be so sure about that. There are probably people who does not have PS3 or 360.

    Anyway, so far they are doing good.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    @9

    “it means a lot. People paid 5 million just for some 99$ Android console. It’s a success especially when their goal was just 950000$+”

    FOr kickstarter all they had to sell was their story obviously not the hardware or the services. People are buying into that. I bought an android tablet and I see no point in owning a Ouya for the house especially since I can just hook up my tablet to do exactly that.

    The people don’t have a console are just casuals or PC users which if they have a tablet there is no point to this device. They are selling snake oil.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gadzooks!

    It’s cheap enough to be an impulse purchase. That makes it an enormous threat to consoles.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    The Ouya is built to handle indie games. Without triple A titles its just a console version of a phone or tablet.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Da Man

    It runs on Android.. where you need several times more power than on PS3 or X360.

    Useless posts are useless.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    Lol! You cats are waaaay out of touch.

    Power is irrelevant. AAA is irrelevant.

    Popular games are EVERYTHING where Ouya is concerned, and mobile/tablet/indie games are so much more popular than AAA.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    Gad, thats the first time in awhile that I agree with you.

    Most folks here can only judge the games unvierse by the games that they themself play. Most haven’t yet figured out that “Core” Gaming doesn’t matter as much as it did 10-20 years ago.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @14

    What games are those? Oh yeah Draw Something,Angry Birds, Words with friends, Song Pop. Totally more fun playing at home on the big screen….

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!

    I keep saying it but it bears repeating: We, the forum dwellers DO NOT REPRESENT GAMERS.

    We, in general, represent a very small technophile subset of gamers.

    This should be a standard disclaimer next to the ‘Send Post’ button.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    PB you can’t define the word FUN for other folks.

    I am not saying that Ouya will work. I have no idea. But I do know that the game world is made up of a lot of different people with a wide range of game tatstes. I think the new kickstarter console has at the very least a chance. Too bad they couldn’t get the price down a bit more, 49.99usd would be better.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Da Man

    Yes, excellent point…

    Only reason those ‘re so popular is because they’re on mobile handsets.

    Do you folks post under the influence? Be honest now.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Gad, stop, I can’t keep agreeing with you… some caticlysmic universial shift could happen, putting us all at risk.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Da Man

    One reason someone would get this thing instead of playing the same casual software on a cheap PC?

    None.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    Plants vs zombies XBLA.
    Peggle XBLA.
    Bejeweled XBLA.
    Puzzle Quest XBLA.

    A small sample of small mobile games that big numbers of people like to play on big screens, generating big bucks.

    Its just like dancing. Follow me: small, small, big big big, small, small, big big big.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Or even Minecraft.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    #21

    I give you ninety nine reasons, straight from the wallet.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Da Man

    Exactly, which leads us to my point.

    Why would anyone pay additional $99 to play those, when they’re available for PC? Surely people who don’t own a PC today aren’t into playing Peggle on a huge screen.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    Easier to let your kids play a console rather then your PC.

    Plus who is to say that some bigger games won’t make the jump? Could encourage some more pubs to put their games on OnLive or even pop up thier own store fronts.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    @26

    My three old daughter plays games on my tablet, PC and phone. So yeah point is moot.

    @22

    I have all those games on PS3,XBLA or PC. SO there is nothing that this Ouya is offering that my tablet, PC, or console can’t do.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Da Man

    Thanks. So obv some sort of an uneducated assumption (coming from PC superiority complex) is reason enough.

    I’m wayy more inclined to believe people buy some handheld, a cheap handset or Wii for their kids. The latter costs next to nothing today.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. CPC_RedDawn

    Like others on here I so want this to work out.

    I would love to see this become as popular as say the Wii became. Just hope it wont sink into obscurity like the Wii has done now.

    Having OnLive on day one makes for some really interesting thinking. This makes the game a lot more viable for triple A games as devs now do not have to worry about the hardware of the console. Simply make the game and release it on OnLive.

    I just hope that our ISP’s have what it takes to keep us up to speed so we can stream these games properly.

    Also who ever said the games on OnLive were rubbish is an idiot.

    https://www.onlive.co.uk/games/featuredgames#&tab=top_games

    Batman: AC, Borderlands, Tomb Raider, etc, etc…. These ain’t angry birds that’s for sure.

    With OnLive it opens the console up to a wider audience. Now they will appeal to the casual gamer the angry birds player, and now they appeal to the hardcore gamer like us. All they need to do now is get a decent MMO on there and I am completely sold!!!

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Da Man

    Plus who is to say that some bigger games won’t make the jump? Could encourage some more pubs to put their games on OnLive or even pop up thier own store fronts.
    Talking theoretically, okay.

    Who’s to say MS won’t release a $59 Xbox.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    And of course you boys(PB/DM) represent everyone. Good to know.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Da Man

    Straw man.

    Next.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @29

    I said that and they are especially since Onlive services looks like crap unless you are pushing 20MBps even than its looks and responses slower than the console version. Have you played on the service? I have and its only good for turn based games like CIV 5 but for games that need fast reflexes and fast responsiveness yo will find that it is extremely lacking. If someone is not a gamer sure it may open doors for them but Onlive is already on tablet or smartphone plus their mini console is stupidly cheap and they occasionally do a sale giving it to you for free. SO again it makes Ouya pointless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEmkukxCTzw

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    Fact is that the brick for 99$ with Quad Core processor and decent ram is already success on kickstarter. What’s going be when this thing releases no one knows, but so far it get’s support from Onlive and game devs.

    Casual or not, 99$ is affordable for everyone who wants to play shitty games.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    I agree with PB and Da Man.

    This box is about as much of a threat to core console gaming as one of these.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Phoenixblight

    http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/the-reality-of-the-ouya-console-doesnt-match-the-hype-why-you-should-be-ske

    THat is who I agree with. No hardware, no service, no controller, no known games and supposedly they will have this done in 8 months? Riiiight.

    Snake Oil.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    People are going to be incredibly disappointed once they realize that this is nothing more than a modestly powered Android tablet with a HDMI port a a unique APk file.

    Can’t fault the price though.

    Let’s be realistic, most people are just going to use this as a glorified emulator.

    There are so many problems with this device it’s not even funny. It’s going to be a drop in the pound, a nice little niche, but nothing more.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Gadzooks!

    An Android box isn’t rocket science. Service and games are already there and a controller is a piece of piss to produce.

    There’s nothing new here, just a bit of repackaging and a mass market price point.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Phoenixblight

    @38

    Sorry I seem to go with the PA and what many of the developers had said in various articles. It offers nothing but a dream.

    “There’s nothing new here, just a bit of repackaging and a mass market price point.”

    Uh huh, Whats to stop Google from doing the exact same thing? Oh wait there is none.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Da Man

    Oh, and the games aren‘t there. Most of them will have to be tweaked for TV, even though the 3d ones are done using OGL.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. CPC_RedDawn

    @33

    I completely agree with you, and yes I have play OnLive and the service is pretty great to be honest. For the speed of our interent now (in the UK it averages around 1Mbps – 3Mbps) The quality is really good. Yea sure it lags a little here and there but its still a step and a look into the future. With Ouya supporting this from day one and internet speeds increasing the way they are this prolongs the life cycle of the machine as you don’t need higher spec machine to play newer games on.

    Ouya may not work and it fail in the long run but still at least this gives it a fighting chance against the up coming more powerful consoles.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. OlderGamer

    Let me set one thing straight. I never claimed that this device will replace the dedicated core markets need for a dedicated tech filled trip A producing box. I doubt anyone will be playing cod on this thing. But…and I mean this:

    It is possible.

    I see this kickstarter as much as consumers voting with their donations AGAINST the current established systems and their biz models.

    Might want to keep in mind that most kickstarter backers are not the average joe gamers that a lot of you folks like to call casuals. You have to be pretty dedicated to even know there is such a thing as kick starter.

    I have zero idea if this will work or not. It seems like offering android apps/games would make a great addition to the xboxplatform. As a service. But that really isn’t the over point behind the Ouya project.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. ManuOtaku

    If this console will have PC tittles, like diablo(all of them), grim fandango, shogun,etc all the great pc games, and the upcoming ones, i will be getting it in a heartbeat, if that is not the case then i wont.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    I don’t think it is going to have those kinds of games Manu. The best and prolly only place to game on those games is still the PC. I could be wrong tho.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Phoenixblight

    @43

    Not happening especially with the specs. YOu will be able to emulate older games like the ones you mention but you wont be able to play more recent games made for the PC.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. ManuOtaku

    #44 #45, well if still has the old ones, maybe i might be tempted, just in order to play the old diablos and the grim fandango game, but it will be a very hard call.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Phoenixblight

    @46

    It won’t be endorsed by the publishers or developer ie you will have to pirate it to emulate it on that console.

    #47 3 years ago
  48. ManuOtaku

    #47, ok then is a big no, well i will have to wait for the steam console and/or box hinted a few months back then, if it do ever comes to fructuition, of course

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @48 Even steams system won’t have those titles since they aren’t even on steam as of now.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. ManuOtaku

    #49 in Homer style ¡¡¡¡DOOUGHHHHHHH¡¡¡

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Dragon246

    I think people are putting too much hope on a console that will probably be dead on arrival . A platform that is hackable is not good for any devs indie or Aaa alike.
    That aside isnt 99$ too less for such a device? The cheapest device available now is nexus 7 which is 150$ . They havent told anything about manufacturing and they can’t sell it at a loss like sony or ms . Sounds really fishy to me.
    The only games the platform will generally see are exclusives because platform holders pay for them. That’s why none of the major aaa games are announced for it.
    Also about fun games, angry birds and games alike are successful only because they are on mobile . People buy consoles for long gaming aaa sessions not for bit sized mobile games . there are many descrepancies in what they are saying. See the brilliant eurogamer “Saturday Soapbox” article for this.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. M. K.

    Hell, this guys know how to make a nonexistent product really interesting :D

    #52 3 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration 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 […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]