PS3 is in “prime time,” no price cut coming this year, says Yoshida

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Shuhei Yoshida believes PS3 is in “prime time,” therefore a price cut is not needed nor expected this year, says Sony’s head of Worldwide Studios.

Speaking with Eurogamer at gamescom, Yoshida said with the bevy of titles coming to the system, it was a “great time” for consumers to purchase console.

“We are very happy with where we are in terms of PS3: the services, games, and the pricing included,” Yoshida said. “So, there’s no plan for any change we can talk about.”

Consumers shouldn’t expect a new PS3 model this year either, Yoshida said rumors of the super-slim PS3-4000 were only that: “a rumor.”

VG247 was told back in July there were no plans for a £99 PS3.


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  1. deathm00n

    That’s what I say to everyone, people talk about new gen, but I’m very happy with my ps3, and seeing games like The Last of Us and Beyond I think sony don’t need a new gen right now, but by the other hand Microsoft… Not that I don’t like Xbox, but you all need to admit it’s getting old, I’ve played Darksider 2 on Xbox and it’s not preety as the footage I’ve seen on PS3.

    When I’ve bought my PS3 at the end of last year I was afraid I was getting it at the end of the gen, like I did with PS1, but I’m not afraid anymore, I’m seeing good titles that are coming to PS3.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Demigod

    I always come in at the end of console gens. The consoles and more importantly the games aren’t massively overpriced anymore. Still playing some great ps2 games. Ill probably get a ps3 when ps4 rolls around end of next year/ start of 14 and pick and chose all the best games :)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gadzooks!

    The most technically accomplished game on consoles right now is Witcher 2, by quite a large margin.

    It has all the looks of Sonys best, but does so with freedom of camera and not restricting you to a teeny tiny corridor.

    PS3 power myth is just that – a myth.

    Oh, and almost all multiplat games look and perform better on Xbox.

    If PS3 was in its prime then sales wouldn’t be on the decline. Sony are in exactly the same position as MS in that respect.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. manamana

    ^ this.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. The_Red

    Saying PS3 isn’t in its prime is true but saying the 360 version of Witcher 2 looks better than PS3 titles is simply a lie. PS3 Power may be a myth but exclusives like Uncharted 3 look way ahead of other console titles.

    Also, multiplat titles are actually favoring PS3 these days. I don’t know if you’ve seen a little weekly feature called Digital Foundry on EG. The compare all versions and for the last 2 years, results have been mixed for both systems. PC destroys both versions where its available but that’s it. Of course the tone of your comment is one of obvious Sony hatred so, why did I bother in the first place? (Considering that I don’t care for either one of those 2 stupid console makers)

    #5 3 years ago
  6. deathm00n

    Oh look, a teeny tiny corridor!

    They LOOKED better in Xbox, now a days I’m seeing the opposite to this

    #6 3 years ago
  7. BlockheadBrown

    Much has been written to dismiss the Xbox 360′s graphic prowess claims above. Software needs to be written to take advantage of its hardware. Sloppy ports will not perform as well. Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean what the Xbox 360 is capable of is *bad*.

    Apples to apples comparisons can be difficult. The Dragon’s Dogma Demo does a decent job of showing what each system is capable of doing. Better textures and more affects can be seen with the burning embers in the beginning of the PS3 version of the demo. There are not as many effects on the 360 version. Granted, this is only one example. However, it is one that can be tested readily by those who are lucky enough to have both systems.

    Best to all.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    If both 360 and PS3 want to seriously grow they both need to get prices down to < £150 for a HDD system. Not a cut down Arcade or 16Gb system, a system with a decent HDD included. The real strength of both systems is in the XBLA/PSN/PS+ area and that needs storage.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. KrazyKraut

    In after fanboy war started

    #9 3 years ago
  10. SlayerGT

    Ps3 is in its prime. If you haven’t and want to, now’s a great time to buy one. Or wait for the inevitable redesign/price drop. Probly around the launch of The Last of Us :)

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Kabby

    Seasoned gamers have all the consoles anyway. Only morons and children argue over which is best.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    Xbots commenting on graphics of ps3 exclusives, nice lol.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Clupula

    There really is no better console at this moment and time than the PS3, however, I disagree that a price cut is not needed. This is the beginning of the end of this generation and most people already own, at least, one system. I know many people who only own 360′s who see stuff like Ninokuni (especially women) and Beyond Two Souls and want to buy a PS3, but tell me they don’t want to spend $250 when they already have a console. Every single one of them have told me that when Sony lower the price a bit, they’ll be buying a PS3 as a second or, if they own a Wii, third system.

    If Sony were to cut the price right now, they could clean up.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!


    Ex-PS3 owner who has played the best the platform had to offer, found it to be hugely underwhelming, and now knows from first hand experience which platform is technically superior.

    Hint: It’s not the one flooded with semi-interactive movies or narrow corridor yawnfests. The limitations in these games are glaring. Freedom is so restricted, but I suppose the dullard daytime TV generation are happy enough having that brainless shit piped into the empty spaces in thier heads.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. PEYJ

    I don’t see any of the quotes stating that the price cut won’t come this year. And that he calls the superslim for a rumor is not exactly a rejection of their existence. Besides, if a 250GB and 500GB replaces the 160GB and the 320GB incl. the price and a 16GB appears, that is not exactly a price cut.

    I’m quite sure the superslim will appear this year, probably by TGS or during mid-october.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Dragon246

    So you admit you are an Xbot, lol again :)
    At least ps3 has more diversity than xbox and 360 combined, where the only games available is 213131th version of halo and gow. You are welcome to play multiplayer with other teenage twats paying 60$ every year whereas I enjoy Dust 514 with ps3 and pc community free.
    Sucks to be you.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!


    You dont get to play online as your low grade budget online system is always down.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Clupula

    @17 – yeah, that’s totally not a fanboy exaggeration.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. manamana

    @Dragon totally makes you a preystation fanboy

    #19 3 years ago
  20. ps3fanboy

    i got a console and i am not interested in a new one. even if the prices get cut on the zhitbox with its pay2play or none hd kiddiewii. i already got the best out there the ps3.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    Well not always. Only sun, mon, tues, …. yeah not always.

    Why “preystation” ?

    and @17,
    Good luck with the ads that ms sticks on their consumers ass even when they pay for their service.
    PSN isn’t remotely as bad as you say, but probably a shade lower than xbl. Although playing online is as fun as on xbl.
    Dust beats all.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. manamana

    @20 At least you picked the right name …

    #22 3 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Bah both my PS3 and xb360 collect a lot of dust these days(Wii too). PC gets the love.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Clupula

    @21 – eh? I’m not sure I understand your response to me, as I’m not the one who said the PSN is always down.

    @19 – I also don’t understand the “Preystation” name? Does the system hunt rabbits or something, when it’s not being played?

    #24 3 years ago
  25. BlockheadBrown

    @24 Maybe the poster meant “Praystation”? Pray it’ll work. Pray the PS3 version will be as good as the Xbox 360 version, etc..

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Clupula

    @25 – can I borrow the time machine you use to get your jokes? I’d like to be able to revisit 2007 too, sometimes.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. BlockheadBrown

    @26 – I’m not making any. I was guessing the meaning of #19′s “preystation” comment.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet


    Of course Sony will have to charge more for PSN next gen, you do know that don’t you?!

    The only reason it was free for so long was because the PS3 cost an arm and a leg at launch. You try to convince people to fork out 500 quid AND pay for online! Wasn’t going to happen, but it certainly wasn’t because Sony was giving gamers something back

    Now, hello PSN plus, next gen that will be mandatory…

    Nice free games as long as you keep your subscription…

    Xbox live is the best service by a country mile, more expensive but you get what you pay for!

    Have fun next gen when PSN is full of Ads too by the way, you know it’s only a matter of time! :)

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Clupula

    @28 – Hey, what you doing posting here when you’ve got a job to do? Miyamoto’s dick isn’t going to suck itself!

    #29 3 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet


    Actually, i shouldn’t have said that.

    It’s good Sony not charging for online;

    Considering most people purchasing one on launch had to get one from Brighthouse or some other Higher Purchase store, it would have been unfair to charge them another monthely subscription.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Sadismek

    @28 Seriously man, I generally enjoyed reading your threads and posts, but this anti-Playstation rage is really putting me off. You make everything look shiny for MS and black for PS. Not cool.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. monkeygourmet


    Sorry you feel that, rest assured I enjoy all consoles. You have to understand I have a huge dislike for how Sony has marketed the Playstation brand and towards the people that actually defend the consoles from this point.

    If I’m honest I like alot of the games though, I’m working my way through Yakuza 4 at the moment and going to attempt a MGS 4 play through (although I have yet to get used to the controls).

    Can’t wait for god of war and last of us. Ill address the balance:

    Microsoft using adverts in Xbox live: that is pure cancer, others will follow suit and I hate them for making this a feature of gaming.

    Also, you have no new IPs!!! Better be working on them for 720.

    I hate them relying on exclusive DLC too, that’s a shitty cock block if ever I saw one!


    Selling out of date hardware is okay to a point, but sometimes you take the piss!

    Your online seriously sucks balls right now, needs a HUGE revamp…

    Same as MS with Ip’s, need more than Mario although has more quality in the back burner than MS…

    This is roughly how I feel, I hope that has balanced things out more! :)

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Dragon246

    Changing the battlefield huh? I am still waiting for your response on the other article.
    PS Plus is awesome. Tell me any other service that provides you a mix of latest indie and AAA titles for free?
    Thats xbots for you. Paying 60$ for something that should be free but still defending it instead of telling ms to get it free.
    LOL hahahahaha….
    Best comment of the day!

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Froseidon

    @31 – Don’t worry, that comes around, PS ‘fanboys’ rage against Xbox as well. I’m sick of it all to be honest. Its just petty.

    Both consoles have their +ves and -ves and none of them are certainly “in their prime time”. That is a stupid comment to make from any company on their current consoles. This Gen. has been going on a tad too long now.

    To settle the “XBL or PSN” argument:
    PSN is free, you ‘paid’ for online in the massive price tag the console had begun with, but it was one off. Paying for XBL every year would have cost more than to buy that one off PS3, but it is not as noticeable. However, that means barely any money gets recycled back into improvements, hence the poor security that lead to PS3 getting hacked some time ago.

    XBL is paid, so there is an instant drawback. The cost soon ramps up. I have been a paying member of XBL for 4 years now and that has cost me £120 there or about. That is £370 overall (£250 for console – I now have the new console and will use that price). Currently not as highly priced as the PS3 was on launch but comparing it to current PS3 price (which I will put at £250), you’ll have paid more for Xbox than PS3. However, this money goes back into improving XBL, hence good security (if only the stupidity of some people who fell for the ‘free MS points’ – Goes to show the stupidity of some people).

    Either way you look at it, you get what you pay for. PS3 is best for those that don’t wish to be tied down by subscription whereas in the long run, Xbox is more expensive if using XBL. The added PS+ is a nice option for PS3 but having to keep the subscription is its downfall in my eyes. If they changed that to keep forever (despite canceling sub) then it would be great. Maybe next-gen will have that sorted on all consoles.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet


    Don’t be sad about your purchase, they all have strengths and weaknesses.

    Just try and put yourself in a financial position where you don’t have to choose one side or the other.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. bakagami


    I can understand you being upset with Sony and some of their backwards policies, I think Sony needs to pull their head out of their a** too. But as for those of us who defend Sony, what do you really expect? Xbox fan boys are constantly implying that we wasted out money and that somehow we should be embarrassed about our choice. I have nothing against MS or Nintendo gamers, more power to them IMO but if they wont extend that same courtesy to me then they shouldn’t complain if I return fire.

    Microsoft has been hacked on occasion too, they just don’t tell you about it. I worked as an IT pro for many years & I can tell you this for a fact, Microsoft isn’t in the habit of admitting to their shortcomings. Look how long it took them to admit that the RROD was a design flaw.
    google XBLA hacked account and see just how many hits you get, only difference is that Sony made an announcement & took PSN offline (at a huge financial loss) to fix the problem

    #36 3 years ago
  37. ps3fanboy

    TREY 4 LIFE!

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Froseidon

    @36 – I admit, it may have happened a few times, but as far as I recall it was very minor and they told people to change their passwords etc.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. OlderGamer

    Froseidon, I feel the same way about paying for LIVE(esp now that I play online less)(and it has paid adds). Sadly I am riding out my membership right now, been a paying member(NA/US) from the first month on Xbox one. Thats what 7, 8 or 9years? I don’t even recall how long, but that is a ton of cash spent in total.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. bakagami


    Major or minor, you’ll never see MS take responsibility for it. That’s not their way. What they do is release a generically labeled security patch, implying that they are merely reinforcing the network rather than addressing a vulnerability. They would never do what Sony did because that would call in to question the security of all MS products and also would force them to stop charging for the service and that would be completely out of the question.

    That is the difference between MS & Sony in my opinion. Sony is arrogant, but MS is dishonest

    ~edit: BTW, what is your definition of minor? As far as anyone has said, not one PSN user has lost any money over the PSN hack. Here’s what happens to XBLA hack victims:–219144.phtml

    #40 3 years ago
  41. SlayerGT

    @34 I don’t believe you know what “prime time” means. If there’s anything to be said about Shuhei’s comment, its that he’s stating the obvious. They don’t need to cut the price.

    #41 3 years ago

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    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]