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GTA 5 watch: Take-Two investor call tomorrow

Monday, 30 July 2012 15:48 GMT By Dave Cook

GTA 5 chatter and rumour-milling is set to go into overload once again tomorrow, as the Take-Two Q1 2013 investor call kicks off at 4:30 PM eastern time.  Read all about it here.

Absolutely nothing is known about the Take-Two investor call, but you can listen to the whole thing over at the company’s investor website.

We’ll be keeping an eye on what goes down during the call, although rumours are already flying around regarding the elusive release date for GTA 5.

We’ve already heard that GTA 5 won’t be shown at Gamescom, but analysts are hopeful GTA will launch this year, even if it wont help stem decline in the games industry this year.

What about you? When do you think GTA 5 will launch, and do you care?

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33 Comments

  1. bitsnark

    There is absolutely zero chance of GTA V coming out this year.

    Zero. Chance.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Seems like there isn’t enough of 2012 left to properly market/hype it doesn’t it?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ballz

    all their major releases were april-may so that date seems logical
    pc following in autumn/december

    #3 3 years ago
  4. drewbles82

    Its GTA, they dont need to market it big, enough hype already.

    May next yr would be a mistake, think about it. E3 the month after where most likely Sony and MS will show new consoles. People will want to save for that, unless they port over GTAV to nextgen as well.

    Don’t forget how big the DLC was for GTA4, a later release will no doubt damage sales of DLC, first being ready for end of Summer and the next March 2013, by then we could have a new console.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. anik_lc

    May release date of GTA 5. Rockstar always release games during late April to May. :)

    Hope PC version will not delay much as Console is almost reached its capacity.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. bitsnark

    @2

    Exactly my line of thinking – especially with the distinct lack of any sort of Gamescom reveal.

    We’ve had one teaser trailer (released last year) and basically nothing else.

    Given Rockstar’s typically protracted schedule with marketing and such, the April/May date next year that many appear to think is likely seems about right to me.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. schnide

    To all journalists everywhere – if you want to sound like a twat, use dated Web 2.0 phrases like “..after the cut” and “..after the jump.”

    You may have a future as an extra in Nathan Barley should they ever require reshoots – oversized BMXs at the ready!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. SlayerGT

    While I’d love to see it as soon as possible. I think it’s a May release pushed to October.

    Fingers crossed im wrong

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    I really don’t see a October 2013 release happening anymore. Look at how ridiculously little marketing it has gotten. Although, they could do without any marketing and people would buy it anyway, it’s GTA! And it’s possible. Dan Houser of Rockstar last year said that they didn’t want to give much info on GTA, to keep the surprise for people. He said he was aware that plenty of fans wouldn’t like this approach but it is what it is.

    Then there’s also the possibility that Rockstar wants to be 100% sure before they announce a releasedate. If they had announced a release date last year right after the trailer, for a October release this year…and they weren’t able to release it, they had to delay it. Chances of a delay when the game’s releasedate is announced three months before it comes out, is alot less big. Also February 2013 has Bioshock, so an early 2013 seems out of the question. More like April/May 2013. October this year i just don’t see it happening.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    “I really don’t see a October 2013 release happening anymore. Look at how ridiculously little marketing it has gotten”

    It can still happen ROckstar always starts the marketing 6 months prior to release and that is when the information starts tricling out unlike EA, Ubisoft or other publishers who just put out info while its in development until its release.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    @10

    That’s true. But October is only 3 months away from us :D. True marketing hasn’t started yet for GTA V. But it’s possible that they’ve decided to start marketing three months before release. I also find it weird they are not at Gamescom..could either mean they simply have no time for this and rather spend it on finishing the game or it’s still really far off.

    Also during the Q&A on their website when they released the two screenshots…they contradicted themselves. First they said something along the lines of ‘We won’t have new information for a while’ and in the same Q&A they said…we will have new stuff for people soon. Rockstar is so goddamn unpredictable. If not this year, i certainly expect we have it around May. October 2013 just sounds too crazy..too many ‘risks’ as well, cause it sure looks like we’ll see new consoles at E3 next year and maybe even the releases of them too around holiday. Rockstar don’t want to bring out a new GTA then.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @10

    You said October 2013 not October 2012. Yeah its not happening this year.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Oh shit, lol. I meant 2012, my bad. October 2013 would be nuts. I highly doubt that. The problem with Rockstar is that they say two different things at the same time. Maybe they really were serious when they said we won’t see an update for awhile…but at the same time….maybe they were serious when they said we’ve had something more soon.

    Last year they also said GTA V is their most ambitious game yet. So they are definitly gonna make sure it’s finished. Ah well…we’ll see tomorrow. The news of GTA IV being delayed in 2007 was also during happenings like these…so it’s possible.

    Oh this is a very informative and interesting thing to read by the way

    http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=516074&st=0

    I can’t say i think the same about the game coming out this year, but he makes alot of valid points. Especially valid points why it can’t possibly be planned for a October 2013 release.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. ianos

    Dave: Why did you move here?

    #14 3 years ago
  15. drewbles82

    Maybe MS or Sony have brought exclusive rights to the game or just the DLC but for nextgen. Its too close to nextgen stuff to release next year I think. They want people to play their game for a few years, if new consoles come out late next year, earlier 2013, that won’t happen.

    GTA itself can sell games just by the name so 6months publicity isnt needed.
    All we can do is wait and see.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @15

    The game is not next gen the game informer and rockstar have explicitly said so. And MS and SOny will still be endorsing current systems when the new systems come out so ROckstar could still put out the game next year or even after.

    I suspect GTAV will be out next summer.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Moonwalker1982

    Well, so far Rockstar games have always come out either in October or in April and May, right? So if it’s May..that would be right before summer. I expect that too yeah.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. NightCrawler1970

    GTA 5 will released next year, for me just wait, hopefully GTA 5 will come out for the next gen and other consoles :D

    #18 3 years ago
  19. drewbles82

    @16 I agree, would be a bad move as look at how many people own xbox and playstation compared to the first yr of next gen. Sales would be dreadful. It would certainly help sell nextgen hardware but rockstar wouldn’t do that.

    They would wait a few years before releasing anything on nextgen. I suspect Bully 2 and Red dead 2 will be nextgen.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. fearmonkey

    I bought GTAIV due to all the hype on 360 and it was ok, never finished it. I saw all the videos for the PC version and the Icenhance path and bought it on the PC for $5 on the steam summer sale.
    All I can say is wow……. What a difference that patch made and I’m playing the game and enjoying it more than before.
    If anyone reading this hasnt seen the icenhance 2.1 videos, go check them out on youtube…GTA5 won’t look that good….

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Moonwalker1982

    @20

    No of course it won’t look like that. But the GTA V trailer looked good enough and those recent screenshots too. If they manage to make it look like that on 360 i’m happy. It’s not all about graphics you know, i look forward to several improvements in the gameplay and i can’t wait to see the crazy attention to detail that Rockstar is known for.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. IL DUCE

    I agree with comment #1 absolutely NO chance of it releasing this year, even with as big a name as GTA proper marketing campaigns and lead up coverage need to be done…I think Spring 2013 is a fair date to assume but I wouldn’t be surprised if they delay it 6 months and make it a next-gen launch title, thus maybe why no info or platforms have been provided on it

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Moonwalker1982

    @ 22

    I don’t really agree with that though. Three months is plenty. I wasn’t aware of this. But apparently GTA SA got that same kind of treatment too. It had three months of marketing and it came out in October of the year. It didn’t happen for GTA IV because it was delayed because they ran into troubles with the PS3 version. It’s very possible that Rockstar has changed their ways. Don’t forget what they said last year and this year that they weren’t gonna give much information on the game. So maybe marketing starts August and release in October?

    Ah…who am i kidding. However….GTA V going next gen? No chance in hell. Alot of people won’t buy a new console right away, and Rockstar will miss those sales..no way Rockstar wants that. Not gonna happen.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    Xbox 360 version of GTA IV was a horrible trash that barely could show 30 frames per second with horrible visuals overall.
    I will shoot myself if i will play another sandbox game on current gen consoles.
    Current gen consoles can’t do nothing right when it comes to sandbox games.

    Even first party title from Sony – inFamous had frame rate drops when you tried to blow something that involved physics (Everything else was in 30 fps). I enjoyed the experience but damn, why should i suffer through these horrible frame rate drops and pop ups?

    also, GTA V looks from a visual standpoint as a small upgrade to GTA IV or should i say there are just lightning improvements and better visual design, but nothing spectacular.

    Icenhance mod all the way.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Moonwalker1982

    @24

    I’m sorry, but you are exeggerating madly. And no offense, but that happens now and then with you. Framerate wise it was hit and miss on the consoles…alot of the time it was doable but it was never really impressive. Look at RDR though and you see a huge difference. Now that game-world is alot less crowded, but i expect it to be quite ok in V.

    Visuals were only ‘horrible’ during the day when the game had these ‘waterpaint’ graphics. When in the evening and night in the game though, it looked quite impressive and crisp, big difference. Nothing horrible.

    V is much more than a small upgrade. Look at the screenshots and trailer and compare it to GTA IV on PS360.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    @25, Don’t let me start to talk about Red Dead Redemption and i played the worst version aka PS3 version.

    don’t let me start to talk about That horrible port. Game is fantastic, but frame drops in the small cities and a horrible looking grass that appeared in front of the player is just madness…

    “V is much more than a small upgrade. Look at the screenshots and trailer and compare it to GTA IV on PS360.”

    it’s because trailer was a PC footage and it was not impressive at all after the PC version of GTA 4. PC version looked great at it’s time but it was… 2008.
    Do you really think that someone shoot a trailer using your Xbox 360 or PS3? xD

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Moonwalker1982

    We will see when it comes out. But i don’t see why it can’t be possible what we saw in that trailer to be from console. Framedrops in RDR? Maybe on PS3 my friend..on 360 very very little.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. tmac2011

    im wanting just a new trailer, i dont need the release date yet. but would be great, i think rockstar needs to take there time on GTA V. i really want to play this game. its prolly just a meeting lulz! let’s hope they decide to announce a release date im ready to get a collectors edition down and a standard game with stratedgey guide!!!

    #28 3 years ago
  29. sb319

    @26 Shows what you know. The trailer and screenshots were very clearly all current-gen console (likely PS3) footage. Of course, some of the textures are likely to be higher res than what ships in the final game (as compromises are made late in the day to get the thing running well) but it is definitely current gen console footage. For anyone with eyes, it is a clear continuation of GTAIV but with a few new tricks and bits of tech. Looks fantastic.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Moonwalker1982

    @30

    I don’t really understand why it likely would be PS3 footage though. So far, except for LA Noire, Rockstar games were better on 360. Digital Foundry did tests with GTA IV and RDR and i believe RDR doesn’t even run in 720p on PS3. I highly doubt it’s PS3 footage.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Giskard

    @30 It’s not PS3 footage. It’s from the PC, without a doubt, if it’s running in-game that is. Could be semi-prerendered, which would mean the PC anyway!

    I’d give a kidney for it to release this year though.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Moonwalker1982

    Rockstar has recently said that it was comprised of actual gameplay footage.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. bitsnark

    @23

    Actually, GTA: SA kinda set its own sort of precedent.

    The game was not only announced in March 2004 but release dates for all regions were also announced along with it:

    http://uk.ps2.ign.com/articles/495/495767p1.html

    In addition to this, the game also appeared at E3 that year (E3 was in May in 2004 and as we know, GTA V didn’t show up at either this year’s E3 or Gamescom next month) meaning that they had as a bare minimum five months to market the thing (not including the two months between E3 2004 and the original announcement).

    http://uk.ps2.ign.com/articles/514/514183p1.html

    Therefore I still maintain, not only is three months just not enough to properly market GTA V, but that also GTA: SA and GTA V shouldn’t really be compared at all in terms of release date and marketing activities – it was a different playing field back then.

    #33 3 years ago

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    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]