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Harada: Sony, Nintendo and MS should make one console

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 12:48 GMT By Dave Cook

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has said he believes the merging of formats into one unified platform would fuel innovation in the industry going forward.

Speaking with news.com.au, Harada explained his vision of a unified future, “For a long time, the game industry has been able to control the way people play games. There was a platform that people used solely for their gaming needs, and the industry had control of the trends and such that occurred.”

Harada then explained that due to the growth of social platforms, “people are able to not be tied down by consoles. I think it would be interesting if Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo got together just to make one console. It makes me very happy to think about all the possibilities that could occur because of that.”

One platform for all. Do you think that could work? Let us know below.

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34 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    I don’t think that would change design of games.Same could be said about taken history :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    Sorry to sound like Erth but you just pick up a PC. Would truly love to see Linux gaming pick up some speed.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. flashfv

    One console would decrease innovation in my opinion. It won’t ever happen anyway because they are a business after all and this would make there profits less.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    As much positive things this unification would bring, i dont think is a likely scenario mainly because theres to much differences between the companies, especially in their overall strategies and way to see things, i think it will be hard to merge all that different styles under a same idea or product.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Da Man

    Tekken producer talking about innovation..

    No.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    A world where gamers get no choice to select platforms and are just stuck to one box without any competition?
    NOT IN A MILLION YEARS would I want that. Competition breeds excellence.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gheritt White

    Who cares, consoles won’t even exist by 2025.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. RandomTiger

    This is nonsense.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Deacon

    As #6 said, competition does indeed breed excellence.

    Though even with one unified platform we’d still see devs competing for our money, so I don’t think we’d lose any quality if this were to happen at some point.

    I actually think it would help devs make MORE money, and thus we’d see less closures.

    I’d love this to happen (I realise it won’t) primarily to stop the fanboy bullshit but more importantly so that I wouldn’t have to worry about being on the same platform as my mates for online MP.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. KrazyKraut

    http://www.gadgetvenue.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/console-mock-up.jpg

    lololololol

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Craig E

    Yes, Harada. Because the best way to fuel innovation is to eliminate competition. You’re a clown shoe.

    Innovation has lead to stagnation because video games are now a mass market, dominated by large corporations, and just as in any other industry with those concerns the bean counters dont want to take risks.

    If the big players were somehow duty-bound to contribute part of their profits into a universal fund for smaller indie developers you’d see innovation. Otherwise, so long as you’re happy to pick up your substantial paycheque from you woefully non-innovative Tekken series I’d say you were one of the least well placed people to even comment on the matter.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    Competition does not breed excelence. Not in the video game world.

    In todays day and age most of the big name pubs are multiplat anyways. Having multi system just means having the chance to play each ones exclusives. Something that wouldn’t be necesary if there was only one system.

    Imagine, Mario, Halo, and Uncharted without the need to invest hundreds into three different systems. One system to buy controlers, wheels, headsets, etc, instead of three. All of your friends on one system. Larger in game comunity all of the FIFA/BF/CoD/F1/etc players located on one system instead of being split across three. Lower dev/pub cost could mean lower game prices. And so on.

    Btw, just playing devils advocite.

    Realisticly.

    I don’t think we will ever see a unified console market. What I do think we will see is the removel of spesific piece of hardware. It doesn’t matter what TV/DVDplayer/Tablet/Phone/PC/Console/etc you have, you can still play the same selection of movies and TV shows from Netflix. Games will be just like that someday in the not so distance future. I think we will be looking at publishers turning into content venders that will offer us a service to stream and play their libary of games. We will prolly need a unique subscription to play each EA, Acti, MS, Sony or Nintendo games.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. viralshag

    I would rather see unified servers for multi-plat games before seeing a unified console.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    Well, if I am being honest, I wouldn’t mind one console. But only if it was an open platform. Last thing I would want would be for MS to have complete control over the entire console market. They would charge you for everything.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Clupula

    One console would mean the end of console gaming. Competition is what keeps the industry going. The fact that everything is already available on every system is part of why the industry is in such a slump and also why I feel the Wii U is going to be a huge failure. Why buy a new system when you can already get all the games for it on a system you already own?

    Back in the day of the PS1, N64, and Saturn, there were distinct exclusives for each system and they helped keep the gen strong. Same for the PS2, Gamecube, and X-Box days. Competition keeps things alive.

    One system would turn innovation into mud.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Dragon246

    If anyone wants a unified console, they might as well turn into a pc gamer.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!

    #2

    I’ll never be a PC gamer. Like hundreds of millions of console-only gamers I dont have the time or inclination to maintain a gaming rig (well, second rig. The misses loves her MMO’s).

    Anyone can stuff a disc in a console, press a single button and be playing. Average Joe Gamer couldnt work a PC game if his life depended on it.

    Now before you get menstrual on me, I’m not belittling PCs in any way. But, they work for some people and not others so a blanket ‘get a PC’ statement doesnt work here.

    #9

    True, dat.

    Developers should be competing, not platform holders.

    Software, and more recently services, has always been the money spinner. Hardware is just a facilitator, and a horrifically costly one at that, both to consumer and supplier.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    I have to disagree with the competition thing. The PC has some of the most inovative gameplay on the market. Consoles aren’t all they are made out to be, not even what they used to be.

    “Back in the day of the PS1, N64, and Saturn, there were distinct exclusives for each system and they helped keep the gen strong”

    I would agree with that statment. But we no longer live back in the day.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. freedoms_stain

    Software innovation and hardware competition, in this thread they’re the same. Apparently.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Cobra951

    Things would be easier for developers with a single console. Things would be terrible for consumers. That console would be overly expensive and never upgraded. Here in the US, the 8-bit Nintendo NES owned the market for too many years. Had Sega not come along with the 16-bit Genesis, the SNES may have never come to pass. Without competition, there is no drive for hardware innovation. And without that, we’d still be playing 2D games at low res while listening to chip tunes.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Khan979

    “One console to rule them all!”….

    Actually I think the competition beteen the different companies is a good thing, but I agree with others that cross plat play would be nice.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Da Man

    Please no cross platform play with PC. Wouldn’t want to run into the worst of manic depressive people from the internet.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Dannybuoy

    “I have a dream. I have a dream that little white consoles will share games with big black consoles”

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Christopher Jack

    @17, Set Steam to launch at start & you’ve solved your problem, you’ve even skipped the whole ‘insert disc’ part. In this day & age a toddler could operate Windows’ basic functions, there’s also hundreds of options for controllers if you insist on them, including Xbox 360 & PS3 ones. Also, it’s not expensive to buy a gaming PC, it’s only when you demand 60+ frames per second on ultra settings that only the extreme enthusiasts want that it becomes expensive.

    I bought a $400 laptop several months back & it’s capable of running Skyrim & BF3 on high @30~fps. I mean, you could build what the PS4 & Xbox 720 are rumoured to have for around $400-450 right now but if you get Microsoft’s alternative, you’re going to pay like $50 every year & that’s $500 after 10 years. In fact, I’d like you to count the price you’ve spent on your Xbox 360(s) & then factor in XBL Gold & the premium attached to every single game- are you really sure you’re saving anything at all? You’ve probably paid more for a lower graphical experience.

    The only reason I continue to own a 360 is for the console exclusives like Red Dead Redemption & the fact that I only paid $50 for it (used) in the first place & I’d get next to nothing if I sold it today.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @24
    The premium attached to every game that you can trade in when you are done, or take round a friends place? That one? :)

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Christopher Jack

    @25, No, the licensing fee. I don’t buy games with the intent on selling them. Although I’d like to see PC games start offering splitscreen. LANing is fine but requires two capable PCs & normally 2 copies of the game too.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. fearmonkey

    @17 – “Like hundreds of millions of console-only gamers I dont have the time or inclination to maintain a gaming rig….”

    I bought the parts and built my PC in Feb 2007, and the only parts I have upgraded were a video card (because the original died) and and a power supply as the first one died (which was a carryover from a previous PC). My computer is over 5 years old, yet with my video card I can play 90 percent of today’s games at the highest resolution and most at the highest settings and have a playable framerate. The days where you had to upgrade your entire PC for gaming have been over for a long time.

    I’ll probably build a new PC next year and that will probably last me another 5 years, or the same amount of years as a console generation.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Clupula

    @17 – My computer could probably not run Half-Life 1. I had Steam on there, when I got the PS3 version of Portal 2, but I eventually deleted it because it made my computer run too slow. I have no urge to buy a gaming rig. I just want a computer I can watch Youtube on and type in Word. I’ll srick with consoles when I want to play a game.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Clupula

    “Back in the day of the PS1, N64, and Saturn, there were distinct exclusives for each system and they helped keep the gen strong

    I would agree with that statment. But we no longer live back in the day.”

    Which is why the console market is as stagnant as it is these days. We’ve watered down the difference between systems too much. If anything there should be MORE exclusives, not less.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. ManuOtaku

    #29 “Which is why the console market is as stagnant as it is these days. We’ve watered down the difference between systems too much. If anything there should be MORE exclusives, not less”

    Clupula that can be one of the many reasons,sure, but i think they are more of them, like development costs going up, price of games, annualization of franchises, etc, etc, therefore i think is a sum of its parts here, not only less exclusives, although i dont know to at which point we have less exclusives than before, i think they are in the same ammount as in previous generations,it will be great to do a comparition, the key thing is rather new ips, which i think is diminishing with each passing generation, but thats something for another post.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    Never happen Clupula. The diversity is gone. Not just between systems, but between software. And when I say diversity is gone, I am talking about Tirp A titles. And even when it comes to console experiences, each platform holder likes to duplicate the experiences found on other systems.

    Look at LBP Kart and Sony All Stars as two recent examples. One platform has GT, the other has Forza. And the very fact that more 3rd parties are turning to multiplat releases is further proff that the diversity is fading.

    Console development is crazy expensive. That reduces diversity, it also often forces 3rd parties to port their games to as many platforms as possible.

    Here is an “out there notion”, the console market is stagnet because of handhelds. What I mean is that JP backs handhelds and handheld focus keeps many of japans top talent away from consoles. The result is that the console market has becomes extremly western focused. Even to a point of some JP studios have been looking to “westernize” their own products. At the end of the day, that means less different and unique kids of games to found on your consoles(the XB360 is particulrly w/o a lot of JPN support). I have long felt that a western dominated console market could lead to an overflow of OMP Shooters and a lack of unique games.

    I don’t know if that single reason is behind the current state of console gaming. I highly doubt any one reason is a culpert.

    But I can say with confidence, that in this age of multiplat focus, big budget games, online MP, the idea that more systems breed competetion is wrong. Of course I think the entire console biz model is outdated by at least 5 years(and in a tech field, that is an eternity).

    And really it is very ironic and funny, that people say they need more choices, when the horse they favor is a closed system phillie that seeks to control everything you have from price to game selection. If you want a gaming eviroment that breeds competetion. That favors openess. That promotes fresh new inovations. That doesn’t stagnet. The option is starring you right in the face.

    Buy a PC.

    I just bought me a brand new desktop. I spent 500-600usd on it. I expect it will last me about 5years. Very reasonable. I then spent 60usd on Steams Summer Sale, and have so many games it will take me until Steams next blow out sale to play them all. For less then 600usd I have a new system, and 10 to 15 new games. Can the same be said when we all buy new next gen consoles? So stop with the PC is too much money junk, and if your smart enough to post here, your smart enough to turn a PC on, the only thing left to download Steam. Pretty sure most of can figure that out too.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Unlimax

    Sony with Nintendo maybe , but M$ no !?

    #32 3 years ago
  33. hitnrun

    Then you would have a hole in the market, either because the One Console doesn’t do everything and meet expectations or, if it does, it would be prohibitively expensive.

    Then that hole would be filled by, say, Apple or Valve, and you would be right back to having multiple consoles.

    Basic economics are not the strong suit of many industry commentators. The current situation exists not because the powers-that-be are greedy, but because WE demand choice through the medium of our wallets. This will not be overcome by the semi-annual futurist blog fodder about the One Console.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Gadzooks!

    #24

    Not sure why you bring cost of ownership into the conversation as its not relevant. Simplicity and convenience is why so many console-only gamers stay console-only. PC gaming could be 100% free and I still wouldnt want it. Not because its ‘bad’, but because it doesnt suit me.

    Having to be tech support for most of my family has proven to me time and time again that Average Joe Gamer does not have the knowledge to keep them PC gaming, unless it’s FreeCell.

    If I said to them ‘set steam to auto launch’ they would look at me as if I just explained quantum entanglement theory: “Steam? Are you saying you want me to put the kettle on?”

    #34 3 years ago

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    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

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  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]